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  • Dan G
  • San Diego


  • Posted in thread: favorite / least favorite brand of tools on 11-29-2014 at 12:08 AM
    Just replaced the power cord (today) on my worm drive Skillsaw. Switch is fine and motor runs
    great. Still has all the torque I need for bigger lumber but the magnesium models are just as
    strong and m...

  • Posted in thread: favorite / least favorite brand of tools on 11-27-2014 at 09:33 PM
    My tools range from Milwaukee to Porter Cable, Skil, Bosch, Makita and Dewalt. No Harbor
    Freight tools except crummy clamps which were so cheap I could not resist. If they break, I
    will just toss them...

  • Posted in thread: paint metal before putting in concrete? on 11-26-2014 at 11:34 PM
    You could paint multiple light coats with Rustoleum as a protectant. Moisture will eventually
    get into the metal so you could add a complete covering with pipe wrap tape. This will help
    seal the shaft...

  • Posted in thread: Glad to be here on 11-25-2014 at 07:49 PM
    Lots of questions about HVAC ... You could be very valuable here. :D

  • Posted in thread: New user from Oregon on 11-25-2014 at 07:48 PM
    Aren't YOU lucky to have discovered this site! Lots of really skilled people here with the
    ability to solve just about any problem you can post.Just remember to provide a good
    description, pictures to...

  • Posted in thread: Hoses for sink faucet on 11-24-2014 at 10:44 PM
    Neal is always right ... They will want to know why the standard (3/8" is standard) does not
    work. An adapter can be found ... or you can change out those old angle stops for nice new
    ones. These are ...

  • Posted in thread: gfi? on 11-21-2014 at 12:39 PM
    Nope, it would not have tripped. However, in the future, do it right the first time. :D I mean,
    how hard is it ? Black to black, white to white, ground is typically bare copper.One of the
    skills for e...

  • Posted in thread: GFCI outlet seems to trip several times a week on 11-16-2014 at 08:09 PM
    Replace the GFCI. If it trips again, you know the problem is external to the receptacle. Double
    check all exterior receptacles and/or lights which might be on the same circuit. Another idea:
    Replace t...

  • Posted in thread: Painting a Brick Fireplace on 11-16-2014 at 08:03 PM
    Once you paint, it is forever ruined. In theory, you could sand blast the surface but not a
    good idea.Yes, a white wash (essentially thinned paint which is ragged) will allow the brick
    color to show t...

  • Posted in thread: Hi All on 11-12-2014 at 12:05 PM
    Welcome, recovering IT guy ... This is where you can put those manual skills to work (and I
    don't mean the "manuals" that somebody in China wrote).If you have questions, be explicit,
    include pics, and...

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