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DIY Home Repair Forum: Tools 03-17-2008, 06:31 AM
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Views: 5,816
Posted By MinConst
I've just about completed my router cabinet. Cost...

I've just about completed my router cabinet. Cost was pretty high I figure around $250.00. And I had left over plywood for the carcass. The plate, top and some hardware was all I needed to purchase.
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 03-15-2008, 04:20 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 9,404
Posted By MinConst
In general when using screws to hold two pieces...

In general when using screws to hold two pieces of wood together you want the first piece of wood to allow the screw to turn freely. When it bites into the second piece it becomes a clamping effect....
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 03-13-2008, 06:47 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,245
Posted By MinConst
That will do fine. It might be a bit hard to...

That will do fine. It might be a bit hard to break it away from the floor but it is fine if you can do it. You may need to re shim the top to make it tight. Get all the rock off first so you can see...
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 03-12-2008, 04:39 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,245
Posted By MinConst
When you open the walls by removing the drywall...

When you open the walls by removing the drywall make sure there is an inch space between the 2x4 framing and the block wall. If the walls are dry and you have this space just insulate with R13 with...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Flooring 03-07-2008, 03:51 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 6,869
Posted By MinConst
If you go through from under just drill the holes...

If you go through from under just drill the holes from the top. If you go this route use both the screws and the adhesive. I've tried the adhesive by itself and had bad luck with it. Went back and it...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Plumbing Forum 03-02-2008, 05:58 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 8,958
Posted By MinConst
I agree with triple d it looks cross threaded. I...

I agree with triple d it looks cross threaded. I would remove it all and replace it all with new plastic. The upper elbow of the trap looks like it is pretty corroded anyway. It also looks like quite...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Flooring 02-29-2008, 04:23 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 7,119
Posted By MinConst
Ya know Black and Decker was my first hammer...

Ya know Black and Decker was my first hammer drill. It burned up the bits just like you said. When I went to Milwaukee HD everything changed.
DIY Home Repair Forum: Flooring 02-28-2008, 03:34 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 7,119
Posted By MinConst
Are you using a hammer drill? or standard. I have...

Are you using a hammer drill? or standard. I have very good luck with Milwaukee bits. They last the longest for me. Much longer in a good hammer drill as they don't heat up as much in hammer mode.
...
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 02-27-2008, 05:32 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,039
Posted By MinConst
How about having a strip of stainless steel or...

How about having a strip of stainless steel or bronze cut and cement it in place. It would add a distinctive touch.
DIY Home Repair Forum: Walls and Ceilings 02-24-2008, 06:45 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 4,033
Posted By MinConst
You can try slicing down the edge of the corner...

You can try slicing down the edge of the corner bead with a knife then remove the screws and side sections. You will have a harder time finishing the new corner bead as there is already mud and paint...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Plumbing Forum 02-21-2008, 07:14 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,802
Posted By MinConst
A good caulk person can lay a bead that will look...

A good caulk person can lay a bead that will look finished. Most of the rest of us smooth it after application. I doubt there is any reason not to if it is not perfect out of the tube. I've been...
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 02-16-2008, 09:09 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,106
Posted By MinConst
TX I know this was a very old post but I just saw...

TX I know this was a very old post but I just saw it. I built this a few years ago and honestly don't remember the figures for the materials. It was built on deck blocks no pilings. If I remember...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Decorating and Design 02-14-2008, 07:51 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 6,613
Posted By MinConst
When I prime new drywall I use a PVA drywall...

When I prime new drywall I use a PVA drywall primer. It is not an expensive primer but made for the task. Never had a problem with any of it. Once I had found it in 5 gallon pails real cheap and it...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Roofing and Siding 02-11-2008, 06:56 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,414
Posted By MinConst
What happens when the ladder gives way? ...

What happens when the ladder gives way?
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DIY Home Repair Forum: Plumbing Forum 02-06-2008, 01:47 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 5,321
Posted By MinConst
If you have no leaks now I would wait until it is...

If you have no leaks now I would wait until it is necessary to replumb the house. The insurance question should be asked to your agent.
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 02-02-2008, 07:19 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,721
Posted By MinConst
ToolGuy The final bid wad $470.00 I think the...

ToolGuy
The final bid wad $470.00 I think the final bidders account was the one with the problem. Next lower bid was 460.00

It was fun watching and now I get to watch again. I hope the...
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 02-02-2008, 04:29 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,721
Posted By MinConst
Re listed H. Gerstner & Sons antique tool chest

Well the auction ended and a day later I got an email from ebay. They canceled the auction due to one of the bidders accounts being used by someone else. To protect his and my accounts they had to...
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 01-27-2008, 06:38 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 12,331
Posted By MinConst
Toolguy hit the nail on head :) All I...

Toolguy hit the nail on head :)

All I would ad is, if you end up painting start with a coat of Bullseye 123 from Zinser. It bonds to lams real well. It will make the paint not chip or peel.
DIY Home Repair Forum: HVAC 01-26-2008, 04:23 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 26,776
Posted By MinConst
I'm no HVAC expert but I don't see the need or an...

I'm no HVAC expert but I don't see the need or an 8" pipe emtying onto a floor. Yes your furnace needs outside air but not 8" of it and it should be ducted into the air chamber.
Lets see what the...
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 01-24-2008, 06:52 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,721
Posted By MinConst
Gerstner & Sons antique tool chest

I have an auction going on for a Vintage 50s H Gerstner & Sons antique tool chest Oak. Don't know if it's anything you guys might be interested in but figured what the heck you might know someone who...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Plumbing Forum 01-23-2008, 05:53 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 60,216
Posted By MinConst
And don't forget to use plumbers putty on the new...

And don't forget to use plumbers putty on the new drain. Just roll it in your hands to make a 1/2" to 3/4" thick snake and place it around the drain where it will meet the top of the sink. Unless you...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Walls and Ceilings 01-14-2008, 04:25 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 7,429
Posted By MinConst
Asking a question on load bearing or not in a...

Asking a question on load bearing or not in a forum when no-one is on site to see the home is not the best way to find this out. You need to have someone local come and look at it. An architect or...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Tools 01-13-2008, 08:40 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,417
Posted By MinConst
You might try not marketing to professionals....

You might try not marketing to professionals. Gear yourketing efforts towards home owners. You won't sell this stuff to people who know tools.
DIY Home Repair Forum: Tools 01-13-2008, 08:35 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,573
Posted By MinConst
I like the newer sliders from Stanley. With the...

I like the newer sliders from Stanley. With the little yellow button to eject the blade. I go through a lot of blades so it makes it easy.
DIY Home Repair Forum: Plumbing Forum 01-13-2008, 08:32 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 21,107
Posted By MinConst
Sounds like the flapper. It is sometimes hard to...

Sounds like the flapper. It is sometimes hard to tell that water is coming in. They sell these tablets you can put in the tank and if it shows in the bowl the flapper is bad. Or just replace the...
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