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  • Posted in thread: Scariest Stuff? on 02-23-2013 at 10:28 PM
    I once encountered a water heater that had been wired directly off the entrance cable before
    the fuse box. After pulling all fuses and thinking it was safe to cut the wire, I wound up with
    a pair of m...

  • Posted in thread: Need help with tongue and groove on 02-23-2013 at 10:16 PM
    You can buy clear (free of knots) pine t&g that finishes very nice. The mdf is gonna give you a
    smoother look. I like wood myself instead of the plastic look. Call me old fashioned. The mdf
    will stay ...

  • Posted in thread: Smoothing Inside (Concave) Curves on 02-23-2013 at 10:06 PM
    In the past I've used screen molding to bend over the bottom to cover the sawed edge. Assuming
    that's what your talking about.

  • Posted in thread: Replacing stair treads, and maybe risers. on 02-20-2013 at 11:30 AM
    Yes the finish nailer will work but be sure to crank up maximum air pressure and depth of nail
    penetration. Oak is extremely dense, which you probly already know.

  • Posted in thread: Global Warming? on 02-18-2013 at 09:59 PM
    Throughout the history of mankind there have always been those who profit from the fears or
    needs of others. The Rain Man in the 1930 dust bowl comes to mind. Or the promise of saving our
    planet now t...

  • Posted in thread: Suggestions on covered front porch on 02-18-2013 at 09:38 PM
    Your gettin plenty of good advice already. I would only add that the best way to forego any
    problems is to have a good plan drawn out on paper before starting. Will save you money in the
    long run. On ...

  • Posted in thread: Attic Cross Member Question on 02-18-2013 at 09:22 PM
    I'm an old carpenter and we called those wind braces and put one on every other set of rafters.
    You really should put more in you don't have enough.

  • Posted in thread: Prepping for insulation on 02-18-2013 at 09:16 PM
    Normally with these older houses they were sheeted on the outside with 1X's on a 45% angle
    called storm sheeting. Then a layer of felt paper over that to help seal the cracks then
    exterior siding over...

  • Posted in thread: 1930's Oak Door to long for frame on 02-18-2013 at 11:49 AM
    Hate to be contrarian here but I have found that all removal should be from the top so as to
    not have the lock being placed placed at proper height and location on the door.

  • Posted in thread: How to beam question on 02-18-2013 at 11:43 AM
    You will need a shellac based sealer to keep water stain from bleeding thru. Benzer 123
    Bullseye works really good for this and is available in latex but if you get a mask and use the
    oil it works bes...


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