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06-14-08, 08:03 PM
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Posted By charm3

I believe IZAR makes the best bits available. I...

I believe IZAR makes the best bits available. I bought a 24-piece set and a bunch of individual bits on eBay a while back. I had a project that required drilling 32 7/16" holes in 1/4" flat steel...
05-17-08, 07:35 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,304
Posted By charm3

That would be "Landis and Gyr".

That would be "Landis and Gyr".
04-01-08, 07:54 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,690
Posted By charm3

Even if there was a wiring plan drawing as part...

Even if there was a wiring plan drawing as part of the original permit (and they aren't required in any of the municipalities in which I work), it is unlikely that the electrician followed it...
04-01-08, 07:48 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,690
Posted By charm3

Some AHJ's will require a homeowner to...

Some AHJ's will require a homeowner to demonstrate sufficient knowledge before they let the HO obtain an electrical permit.
02-20-08, 06:20 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 7,882
Posted By charm3

pretty much the same thing

pretty much the same thing
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Posted By charm3

That's not a nail. That's a railroad spike!

That's not a nail. That's a railroad spike!
02-05-08, 07:12 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 974
Posted By charm3

Just leave the NM sticking out at a height that...

Just leave the NM sticking out at a height that will be in the light rail area. When you hang the cabinets, drill a hole in the light rail and run it into the fixture.

I prefer to run separate...
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Views: 19,689
Posted By charm3

MDF will wick moisture and last only a short...

MDF will wick moisture and last only a short time. I've become a fan of PVC exterior trim.
01-28-08, 09:32 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 13,991
Posted By charm3

Another alternative would be to add to the width...

Another alternative would be to add to the width of the rafters in the angled section of roof/ceiling. Line Wellcraft19, I would attach 1x2 strips alongside the rafters just under the decking and...
01-27-08, 07:10 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 10,441
Posted By charm3

Or you can clamp sacrificial wood to each side of...

Or you can clamp sacrificial wood to each side of the door.
01-27-08, 06:58 PM
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Views: 11,539
Posted By charm3

Or use a 10' metal stud.

Or use a 10' metal stud.
01-27-08, 06:55 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 19,490
Posted By charm3

Crain makes several models of "jamb saws". But in...

Crain makes several models of "jamb saws". But in reality they are flush cutting saws and can be used vertically or horizontally. Pretty common rental center item.
12-16-07, 07:46 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 15,750
Posted By charm3

Take at look at this: ...

Take at look at this:

http://www.presair.com/home_safety_switches.asp

Be sure to look at the fact sheet.

Lowes and HD sells them.
12-16-07, 06:01 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 15,750
Posted By charm3

I really like pneumatic switches for waste...

I really like pneumatic switches for waste disposals. This does require that you have an available hole in the sink deck but it eliminates the need for a wall switch. Pneumatic switches are...
Replies: 6
Views: 3,469
Posted By charm3

Key compatibility

My neighbor, a 78 year old widow woman, was telling me about a problem with her front door lockset. I checked it out and it was a Dexter. A local locksmith told her they didn't make them anymore and...
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Views: 10,230
Posted By charm3

I replaced the "friction ring" and "clutch...

I replaced the "friction ring" and "clutch washer" and it works like new.
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Views: 10,230
Posted By charm3

Thanks. I found a schematic of the assembly...

Thanks. I found a schematic of the assembly online and have ordered a replacement "friction ring" and "clutch washer". These seem to be the only parts that wear. I have verified (with the wheel off...
Replies: 4
Views: 10,230
Posted By charm3

Lawn Boy Model 10323 - Rear drive problem

I have a '99 model self-propelled (rear drive) mower with a drive problem on the left rear wheel. Prior to developing this problem, this wheel would not free-wheel when I wanted to pull it backwards....
04-20-07, 09:13 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,026
Posted By charm3

I agree with Pendragon. A mobile home pole would...

I agree with Pendragon. A mobile home pole would give the requirements for an unbraced meter pole (as opposed to a "temporary pole" or "sawpole" installation which would require bracing).
03-13-07, 05:23 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 65,340
Posted By charm3

The tub may have had a 1-1/2" drain (which would...

The tub may have had a 1-1/2" drain (which would be normal). A shower must have a 2" drain. This will often complicate converting a tub location to a shower.
03-12-07, 05:28 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,286
Posted By charm3

In the case of new home construction, it probably...

In the case of new home construction, it probably has much to do with what is available on the jobsite. There'll be lots of OSB scrap from the decking but you wouldn't normally have any drywall...
Replies: 4
Views: 920
Posted By charm3

Some other terms not yet mentioned. The...

Some other terms not yet mentioned.

The molding that stops the door from swinging all the way through is called "stop".

An exterior door also has a "threshold" and can be configured a number...
03-12-07, 01:30 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,381
Posted By charm3

If you're going to raise the roof, why wouldn't...

If you're going to raise the roof, why wouldn't you want to raise it 8' instead of only 4' ?

If you used scissor joists on the 4' walls, you wouldn't have a hinge joint situation. Otherwise, as...
03-12-07, 01:15 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,534
Posted By charm3

I use a wire nut socket that attaches to a...

I use a wire nut socket that attaches to a coreless drill. Presently, there is a listing on eBay (search for "wire nut tool") for a package of four different wire nut tools that includes...

"2 -...
03-10-07, 01:58 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 993
Posted By charm3

A DC transformer? Are you serious?

A DC transformer? Are you serious?
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