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I use the guard, pawls and riving blade. I have...

I use the guard, pawls and riving blade. I have personally found that they don't get in the way, unless you're not doing through cuts. I primarily use the saw for ripping boards.

I typically use...
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For cabinet paint, we have had better results...

For cabinet paint, we have had better results with the BM Advance than the Emerald enamel. The Advance is more scratch resistant, but the Emerald goes on much smoother.
01-27-20, 07:32 PM
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You will have to check your local code. If you...

You will have to check your local code. If you use a single p-trap for the vanities then the other sink drain will provide air behind water if you exceed the maximum distance from the vent. I...
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It would be advisable to ensure your mounting...

It would be advisable to ensure your mounting system is secured beyond the vaneer into the studs behind if you have not already done so. The vaneer has limited shear strength and someone will...
01-15-20, 08:03 PM
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I agree with Stickshift, secure directly to the...

I agree with Stickshift, secure directly to the joists and then paint including the lines underneath, and the big ducts. It would be like a day project.
01-12-20, 04:58 PM
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you could also abandon the old line and route...

you could also abandon the old line and route your new pex lines through an interior wall if you're going through all that trouble. It's a bit like fishing really thick cable, but they are flexible...
01-07-20, 05:55 PM
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Maybe try a harm reduction approach: create an...

Maybe try a harm reduction approach: create an alternative pile of alluring charging cables (thrift stores have tons) with accompanying sign? Wiley Coyote cage trap optional.

I pick my parenting...
01-06-20, 07:47 PM
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As a former sneaky kid I can guarantee that any...

As a former sneaky kid I can guarantee that any solution you come up with will be quickly overcome by kids. Unless you lock it in a combination safe. If you come up with a non-technical solution,...
01-06-20, 07:11 PM
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That door needs to be an exterior door. In our...

That door needs to be an exterior door. In our area it also needs to have a self-closing mechanism on it. The door needs to be sealed around the edges like your front door to ensure no exhaust fumes...
01-02-20, 08:14 PM
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I agree with Shadeladie, horizontal blinds,...

I agree with Shadeladie, horizontal blinds, cellular shades, and blackout will look best inside the casing and will also give you the best sun blocking if that is a concern.

We have cut to fit...
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Sounds like you just need to make a base flush...

Sounds like you just need to make a base flush with the face of the box, maybe piece of plywood, and 2x 3 for blocking?

Or a piece of small sheet of steel between the box and the fixture so that...
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A possible advantage of PEX would be it's...

A possible advantage of PEX would be it's resistance to breaking if the line froze. It can be much more forgiving than copper.

At our old place with rads, the lines were PEX.
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Is this for decking? If so I have done this by...

Is this for decking? If so I have done this by just marking with a chalkline and using a circular saw free hand. If this is for a finishing piece or cabinetry on the inside, then using a clamped...
12-27-19, 05:46 PM
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This is just my opinion/ what I would do: Given...

This is just my opinion/ what I would do: Given the age of the home and the number of cracks that you are observing I would consider paying for a structural engineer to come and look at it prior to...
12-11-19, 06:03 PM
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If you were using rigid foam insulation, I would...

If you were using rigid foam insulation, I would recommend installing that first, taping seams and using sealant as appropriate against the wall and then building your stud wall against that. In my...
11-14-19, 05:38 PM
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Rigid foam board with all edges caulked would...

Rigid foam board with all edges caulked would also prevent air flow and be a better alternative to fiberglass batts. The foam board needs to be layered thick enough to provide you with the required...
09-22-19, 04:21 AM
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We have an overflow(?) line from our reverse...

We have an overflow(?) line from our reverse osmosis system under the sink that has a clear line as well.
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It would typically be to match the baseboard, not...

It would typically be to match the baseboard, not the floor. Around here, quarter round or door stop moulding is the most common style. I have not seen that cove stuff used for that purpose before.
09-15-19, 05:49 PM
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It might be easier to actually move the stud?

It might be easier to actually move the stud?
09-08-19, 08:41 AM
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I would typically recommend an infrared heater...

I would typically recommend an infrared heater for this application, but it is electric. All other heat forms are going to take a while to heat a space from negative Celsius to a comfortable...
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you can probably reset the code and solve the...

you can probably reset the code and solve the problem. Do you have a manual?
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When I painted ours I painted that strip from...

When I painted ours I painted that strip from inside the garage with the door partially up.
08-06-19, 06:53 PM
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My understanding is that sand can be helpful when...

My understanding is that sand can be helpful when setting a large number of pavers to help level them with each other. For your purpose I would also recommend against sand as it will just wash away....
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Some other options that will void the warranty: ...

Some other options that will void the warranty:

1. You could cut away enough material so you can fit the stem extender into the handle, and drill a hole through the stem extender. Then get a...
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