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Thanks, I think I will paint!

Thanks, I think I will paint!
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I am finishing the base to a display case. With...

I am finishing the base to a display case. With the beveled and horizontal surfaces, I have lots of "edge" which concerns me.

I want to do a super dark red, almost black.
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Stain MDF?

I would like to stain some MDF (prominent edges will be seen) and finish with a clear gloss finish. Any recommendations?

Thanks in advance!

Smitherss
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Thanks, I got ambitious or something like that. ...

Thanks, I got ambitious or something like that. Decided to pull the sensor, cleaned it up, put it back in, filled with oil. Started quickly, ran for 30 seconds then died and now the LOS is at it...
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Tecumseh 10 hp faulty Low Oil Switch

The Low Oil Switch (LOS) is faulty and is keeping my Champion (SEARS) generator from starting. We are in the middle of a blizzard and they calling for ice and lots of power outtages. Can this be...
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Well, I am thinking very simple, 4 sided hip...

Well, I am thinking very simple, 4 sided hip roof, I could go gable to even further simplify. I was hoping to make the entire "roof" part out of metal, thinking that would keep costs down, maybe...
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DIY Gazebo - Need hardware

I want to build my own Gazebo, like what you buy at KMart, Target, WalMart, etc. Most are 10 x 10. I want to make my own 12 x 12.

I plan to build wooden uprights but need to find a source for...
05-23-10, 03:52 PM
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Posted By Smithers66

Thumbs up Solution found for better fitting furncae filter

My furnace had this horribly fitting filter holder, basically folded the filter in half. Allowed air to pass through at the top and bottom, 9 times out of 10 it would not even stay in place, made...
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Yep, I realize that which is why when I built my...

Yep, I realize that which is why when I built my deck I did not even use concrete, just a layer of pea gravel at the bottom. Of course an actual fence post is a different animal...
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Big Wide Steps - How To?

http://i113.photobucket.com/albums/n226/Smithers66/DSCI0042.jpg

I want to change from these traditional sized steps to something more like a set of landings, each probably 18" deep.

I don't...
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Either way I think it is great that you are here...

Either way I think it is great that you are here looking for options before breaking the news to your hubby! Kudos to you!
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I notched out half of a 4x4 and bolted it to the...

I notched out half of a 4x4 and bolted it to the face of my stringers (2 x each post), but I only went up 4'. 6' is a lot more force, especially when the wind blows.

I would caution against the...
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No, I keep it all in my basement, it gets chilly,...

No, I keep it all in my basement, it gets chilly, but likely never below 50.

I actually went ahead and used it to cover up my small patches and it seems okay - a bit thin though. What I did was...
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I am keeping it because I have children that...

I am keeping it because I have children that often require me to touch up my paint.

Why would I throw away perfectly good paint?

I keep it mixed up regularly (usually) and it seems to last...
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Old Paint Turned to Cottage Cheese

I usually try to shake all my cans of paint about every 6 months, apparently I missed one way in the back. It is 3.5 years old and when I stirred up the heavy stuff on the bottom, it is still in...
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Is it safe to assume that you have gone into...

Is it safe to assume that you have gone into display properties, selected that monitor (should show 2 to select from) and made sure its individual setting is for higher than 8 bit?

From XP you can...
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Difference between door opener drive types

What is the main (dis)advantage to the different door opener drive mechanisms?

I currently have a chain drive that is probably close to 20 years old, it works okay, but I want to be preemptive and...
02-21-09, 06:11 PM
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I would remove the drywall too, I would not...

I would remove the drywall too, I would not expect it to hold up to years of twisting force from the hinges
02-21-09, 06:06 PM
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Yes, Just replace what you cut out, unfortunately...

Yes, Just replace what you cut out, unfortunately if the sill is rotted away, the damage probably goers beyond what is under the slider. I had to come into the house a good 12" to get solid wood. I...
02-21-09, 05:58 PM
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Here's what I ended up with. Just did rough...

Here's what I ended up with. Just did rough drywall to fill in the area I cut out for the leak. Styrene "Tin" panels adhered with LocTite quick grab adhesive. Did a few nails at the corners where...
01-31-09, 06:08 AM
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Thanks twelvepole, the white loctite is exactly...

Thanks twelvepole, the white loctite is exactly what I was looking at.

Right now I actually have a sample on my ceiling for about 2 weeks with industrial grade carpet tape, but that is dark in...
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Hmmm.... Guess I should have checked that, I was...

Hmmm.... Guess I should have checked that, I was hunting around trying to be helpful! Prolly needs new ones by now!

Beer 4U2
01-30-09, 03:11 PM
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For sure, the weight is nothing. The only...

For sure, the weight is nothing. The only 'concern' I could think of is bleed through since I am leaving them plain white.
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Also try your local theatrical supply store. ...

Also try your local theatrical supply store.

GAM (Great American Market) makes a theatrical style color filter pre-shaped for flo tubes. So does Apollo, if you have a dealer near you, might be...
01-29-09, 03:31 PM
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Posted By Smithers66

Styrene "Tin" Ceiling

After taking a saw to my kitchen ceiling (shower leak above), I have decided to apply over my repair area a styrene 2' x 4' plastic "Tin" ceiling. Overall project area is only 7' x 8'.

It will...
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