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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:
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...