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Posted By Wayne Mitchell

Thanks for the responses. I think the...

Thanks for the responses.

I think the ABOTRON products are just what I am looking for. I'm waiting for a reply from the manufacturer to see if ABOWELD 55-1 is suitable.

$163 a gallon - it...
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Posted By Wayne Mitchell

Headstone repair

I am going to clean and repair a 175 year old white marble headstone that is broken in the middle and has been lying on the ground for at least 30 years.

The break is ragged and there seem to be...
08-03-14, 05:15 AM
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Posted By Wayne Mitchell

Larry - I don't just pull this stuff out of the...

Larry - I don't just pull this stuff out of the air. Most of the tile adhesive manufacturers list exterior grade plywood as a suitable substrate for some of their products. Check out the Laticrete...
08-02-14, 04:53 PM
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Posted By Wayne Mitchell

I fished dozens of bass club tournaments, a half...

I fished dozens of bass club tournaments, a half dozen BASS events and both Redman and NABA tours. I disagree with the " the let them have it" method. When the fish hits - remove any line slack and...
08-02-14, 04:41 PM
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Posted By Wayne Mitchell

What CZizzi said. I have a 9'X12' toilet that is...

What CZizzi said. I have a 9'X12' toilet that is out of level by almost an inch in the 12' dimension. My choices were to level the floor or to level the toilet. Guess which one I chose.
08-02-14, 04:37 PM
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Posted By Wayne Mitchell

Option #1 would be tile. Option #2 would be wood....

Option #1 would be tile. Option #2 would be wood. option #58 would be vinyl.

Much depends on your personal preferences and habits. If you leave puddles on the floor for days then carpet is...
08-02-14, 04:26 PM
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Posted By Wayne Mitchell

You can successfully lay tile directly on...

You can successfully lay tile directly on plywood. Tile pros do it all the time. Problems occur because the plywood can absorb moisture from an unmodified thinset. The key is to use a modified...
05-30-14, 08:34 AM
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Posted By Wayne Mitchell

NM - B outdoor

Is it OK to strip the cable jacket and paper wrap from NM - B cable and use the insulated conductors inside plastic conduit? If so, does the ground wire also need to be insulated?

I have a 2'...
05-25-14, 10:08 AM
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Posted By Wayne Mitchell

Thanks for the answer. I couldn't find any...

Thanks for the answer. I couldn't find any identifying marks on the existing wire so we swapped it out with THHN. The run was only a few feet so it was cheap and easy. Besides, it's my son's deck and...
05-20-14, 10:55 AM
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Posted By Wayne Mitchell

Low voltage wiring

Is it acceptable to route low voltage outdoor lighting wire alongside line voltage wires inside PVC conduit? The LV wires are 14 ga stranded and the line voltage wires are two, 14 ga THHN with a...
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Posted By Wayne Mitchell

Windows 8

Is anyone using Windows 8 with a touch screen monitor? Right after release I read complaints about it not being user friendly but most of those came from people with conventional monitors. My...
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Posted By Wayne Mitchell

I don't know if torque wrench technology has...

I don't know if torque wrench technology has changed much in the last 20 years, but there was a time when the Navy opted to trash every "clicker" type torque wrench because of their inaccuracy and...
06-18-13, 07:25 AM
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Posted By Wayne Mitchell

MD2 - After replacing several frost proof sill...

MD2 - After replacing several frost proof sill cocks I decided I wasn't going to waste any more money on them. I installed isolation valves inboard and I use regular sill cocks. I simply close the...
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Posted By Wayne Mitchell

That's what I was afraid of. I'm tempted to try...

That's what I was afraid of. I'm tempted to try a sawdust/glue mix but it will probably act the same way. Have you ever tried it for an exterior repair?
06-16-13, 07:06 AM
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Posted By Wayne Mitchell

I throw my non PT sawdust in the compost heap and...

I throw my non PT sawdust in the compost heap and occasionally on my garden.. I've never tried it as a mulch but I think you would have to put it down pretty thick to control weeds.
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Posted By Wayne Mitchell

I have had Logitech keyboard and mouse for quite...

I have had Logitech keyboard and mouse for quite a few years. My only problem has been the high use letters wearing off the keyboard on the first one. I replaced it a couple of years ago and the new...
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Posted By Wayne Mitchell

Wood filler

I stripped my deck, replaced a couple of boards and I'm looking for a reliable exterior wood filler for knotholes and a couple of splits. Something that won't shrink out and will accept stain.
06-15-13, 04:05 AM
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Posted By Wayne Mitchell

My local HD sells the Shark Bite crimper. ...

My local HD sells the Shark Bite crimper. According to the paperwork that comes with the tool "this tool is adjusted at the factory and no further adjustment should be needed." However, it also...
06-14-13, 05:18 AM
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Posted By Wayne Mitchell

I've had the Shark Bite crimp tool for a couple...

I've had the Shark Bite crimp tool for a couple of years. It seems to be well made and it's certainly easy to use. I've used it to do 3 bathrooms and to install a water softener/whole house filter. ...
06-08-13, 05:26 PM
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Posted By Wayne Mitchell

Ray - I have a recipe for a Ligurian Olive Oil...

Ray - I have a recipe for a Ligurian Olive Oil Lemon Cake. It says consume or freeze within 3 days. I don't know if that shelf life is related to the olive oil or something else.

I do know that...
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Posted By Wayne Mitchell

Mark - Just for future info - I found the perfect...

Mark - Just for future info - I found the perfect paint stripper(s). My friend's grandson (17 y/o) and his buddy showed up. I gave them each scrapers, promised them a pizza and they went to town on...
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Posted By Wayne Mitchell

Czizzi - Nobody could make that sh*t up. Talk...

Czizzi - Nobody could make that sh*t up. Talk about a soup sandwich. :) That looks like the crappy product pictured in Mike's linked blog. I'm pretty sure the stuff isn't a Trex product. It amazes...
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Posted By Wayne Mitchell

Oops. I've never used it but I read a lot of good...

Oops. I've never used it but I read a lot of good stuff when I was researching Trex. I knew it was ee - pay so I must have ignored the spelling. I probably would have pronounced it wrong (ipe as in...
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Posted By Wayne Mitchell

CZIZZi - I think the bottom picture is something...

CZIZZi - I think the bottom picture is something other than Trex Enhance. It looks like a T&G product and it may even be wood.

Thermal expansion characteristics was one of the parameters that I...
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Posted By Wayne Mitchell

Mike - not my decision, not my house, not my...

Mike - not my decision, not my house, not my money. I tried to talk her into IPA - her response "I don't want wood, its to much work and it doesn't look good."

With that said I disagree with...
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