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    Bad edge when routing wood piece

    That bit looks as sharp as a butter knife.
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    6x6 posts to uneven concrete footing

    I would put a Sona-tube on top of your 13" thick footing and bring the footing up to above the surface of the ground with concrete. I'd install a post bracket on top using a L-bolt embedded into the footing and go from there. Reason being, your posts will rot faster in the ground than above...
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    What's this pipe in front lawn for??? B box or sabotage!?!

    If the cover has been missing the thing is very likely filled with debris. I assume you're in the north somewhere with a meter in the basement. Basements are pretty rare in the SE where I live, though I have one. Totally in ground basements are exceptionally rare here. Mine is a walkout...
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    Why does my AC drop into fan mode when temp has not been reached yet?

    As the unit ages leaks become inevitable. You don't replace the refrigerant you add to it. Eventually, the unit will need to be replaced. A slow leak a pound or two over the course of a year is manageable. At 13 years you can probably expect to replace this unit in the next 4-5 years, maybe...
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    What's this pipe in front lawn for??? B box or sabotage!?!

    My neighbor hit is meter box with his mower. It bent the shaft and the mower was toast.
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    What's this pipe in front lawn for??? B box or sabotage!?!

    I agree with Jeff on the copper water line shut off. It looks like what we had when I lived up north. Here in the south our water meters are at the curb and everything is much closer to the surface since deep freezes don't last long. I'm curious how you missed it for so long though. There is...
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    Why does my AC drop into fan mode when temp has not been reached yet?

    Yeah, the last visit was $359, the refrigerant is getting really expensive. As I recall the ozone layer has largely repaired itself over the past 20 years. I have a classmate from HS that owns his own HVAC company in MI and said my guy was very reasonable in his pricing. I'm just glad my...
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    Why does my AC drop into fan mode when temp has not been reached yet?

    Good point. My coil was freezing up last week. Had my HVAC tech come by and I was 2.5lbs low on refrigerant. The units are 21 years old, I'm planning on replacing them later this year after the cooling season. My HVAC guy has been fantastic at keeping these things running much longer than my...
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    Bad edge when routing wood piece

    Rout to the right, I like it. Easy to remember.
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    Thinner melamine

    Wilsonart is another brand of laminate. Formica like Kleenex has become a generic name for the product.
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    Thinner melamine

    Or even a piece of used counter top from a Habitat Reuse store or a sink cut out.
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    Bad edge when routing wood piece

    Look at how the bit spins. It should spin so the cutters are going into the wood in a forward motion. You go around the piece in a counterclockwise direction to have the cutter engage the wood on the cutting edge and not the back edge. You should be able to feel the difference.
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    Thinner melamine

    How about Formica?
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    Bad edge when routing wood piece

    Were you going the right direction for the router to cut the wood? It didn't do it on both sides, I assume you routed one side, flipped the piece and routed the other.
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    Compound mitre saw

    Welcome Geoff, The original post was from 2011, doubtful they are still looking for an answer. He's only made 5 posts in 9 years and three of them were on this thread.
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