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  0 Thread: subpanel for minisplits
Post: RE: subpanel for minisplits

Sounds good to me. Except the 100a part. 60 would likely be enough. And check with your local authorities on the aluminum. In my area it is not allowed inside a dwelling. Not even to connect from...
kencombs Home Improvement 12 630 06-15-2021, 08:53 AM
  0 Thread: New 23 guage micro pinner
Post: RE: New 23 guage micro pinner

I have the HF and experienced the fail to feed others have reported with several brands. Same pinner with Hitachi pins, works fine. Not the pinner it was the pins themselves I guess.
kencombs Woodworking Power Tools 17 1,688 05-24-2021, 08:55 PM
  0 Thread: Dining Table Repair
Post: RE: Dining Table Repair

Wife and I had a antiques store for 20 years and those were common items for us. So, I gained some experience fixing that exact issue. Permanent repair w/epoxy is the correct idea. If you try to sp...
kencombs Woodworking 6 742 05-20-2021, 11:24 AM
  0 Thread: John Deere LT160 loses power going up hill
Post: RE: John Deere LT160 loses power going up hill

I would inspect the pulley/belt first.  but, suspect you need trans work.  That work may just be an oil change, known issue with them.   Not advertised as serviceable but here is a step by step: https...
kencombs Home Improvement 8 647 05-08-2021, 09:22 AM
  0 Thread: Maybe stay away from Keeney 1/4 valves?
Post: RE: Maybe stay away from Keeney 1/4 valves?

I have another Keeney issue. Installed a 'turn and seal ' basket stopper in our kitchen sink a few years back. Had a stoppage a few days ago that I couldn't get plunged free. Probably didn't flow e...
kencombs Home Improvement 9 1,052 04-12-2021, 09:37 AM
  0 Thread: Drill for drilling in beams and mixing plaster: Bosch GBM9-16? Or other?
Post: RE: Drill for drilling in beams and mixing plaster...

It depends on your level of usage. Infrequent, go to HF and get their version of the HoleHawg. I have an old Milwaukee and a much later HF. Both work fine. But there is a huge difference in price....
kencombs Woodworking Power Tools 22 1,997 03-14-2021, 02:45 PM
  0 Thread: Electrical Q
Post: RE: Electrical Q

(11-08-2020, 05:09 PM)crokett™ Wrote: A friend had a house moved to some land he owns and once the subdivision on the land goes through He’ll set the house on a foundation and use it as a rental and...
kencombs Home Improvement 20 2,426 11-08-2020, 09:06 PM
  0 Thread: looking for Stanley 55 spokeshave
Post: RE: looking for Stanley 55 spokeshave

When I saw 55 in the OP, I immediately thought of the plane, and 51 spokeshave. Totally forgot the same number was used on the spokeshave also.
kencombs Tool Swap N' Sell 7 1,165 10-28-2020, 01:48 PM
  0 Thread: looking for Stanley 55 spokeshave
Post: RE: looking for Stanley 55 spokeshave

(10-28-2020, 09:00 AM)Rob Young Wrote: Interested in a user grade Stanley #55 spoke shave. The few I see on eBay are generally over-priced as I can buy and spend the time tuning up a Kunz for less m...
kencombs Tool Swap N' Sell 7 1,165 10-28-2020, 11:47 AM
  0 Thread: circular saw conundrum
Post: RE: circular saw conundrum

I'm way late for this one, but for future readers here is what works for me. And, I've cut a lot of stone, both granite and marble this way. First be sure to use a double insulated saw. If you h...
kencombs Woodworking Power Tools 28 4,226 10-08-2020, 01:02 PM
  0 Thread: Best all-around general purpose oil
Post: RE: Best all-around general purpose oil

(10-06-2020, 12:18 PM)daddo Wrote: Just FYI. You do not want to use Vaseline or mineral oil for lubrication on any bearings, bushings, high temperature friction or fast moving parts. We do use Va...
kencombs Home Improvement 20 2,777 10-08-2020, 12:07 PM
  0 Thread: Cleaning Vinyl Siding
Post: RE: Cleaning Vinyl Siding

Just did my daughters house, North side only was really moldy. Pressure washer, 5 gallon bucket with bleach and Dawn solution. Inserted washer's siphon hose and wet the whole thing, twice, bottom to...
kencombs Home Improvement 20 3,601 09-28-2020, 11:01 AM
  0 Thread: Alternatives to bullnose tile
Post: RE: Alternatives to bullnose tile

(09-02-2020, 11:35 AM)WoodCzech Wrote: I have made my own bullnose pieces by beveling the cut first on a tile saw, and then shaping and polishing using an oscillating tool a diamond sanding pads.  T...
kencombs Home Improvement 16 2,802 09-02-2020, 12:27 PM
  0 Thread: ROS paper loading up polishing epoxy
Post: RE: ROS paper loading up polishing epoxy

If you have an air sander, try slowing it down. High speed creates heat which softens plastics and old finishes. Working on auto paint/body that is often an issue, especially with old lacquer or sing...
kencombs Woodworking 12 2,569 07-03-2020, 01:29 PM
  0 Thread: Your Biggest Tool Purchase Mistakes?
Post: RE: Your Biggest Tool Purchase Mistakes?

Bought a Sawstop at an auction.  Cartridge had been tripped bought a new one.  All's well.  Total spent:  under $800.  Got an offer for a lot more than that.  Decided to keep my old Unisaw and tak...
kencombs Woodworking Power Tools 86 28,038 05-16-2020, 10:41 AM
  0 Thread: Garage entry door threshold options
Post: RE: Garage entry door threshold options

I have come to the conclusion that all doors for a slab on grade outbuilding should open outward. Makes it much easier to keep the water out. If that were mine, I'd examine it to see it it could ...
kencombs Home Improvement 18 6,615 10-21-2019, 12:36 PM
  0 Thread: OT rating of switches for motors.
Post: RE: OT rating of switches for motors.

Motor rated switches are rated differently. The on function is not a problem, just make contact, send volts/amps. Off is another matter. A cheap switch will arc across the contacts when cycled off...
kencombs Woodworking Power Tools 8 3,117 06-18-2019, 07:44 PM
  0 Thread: DeWalt 20v max chainsaw review
Post: RE: DeWalt 20v max chainsaw review

(05-20-2019, 10:45 PM)JosephP Wrote: Apparently (according to Mags, who sells Stihl) Stihl doesn't set the prices.  They have the MSRP, but they don't leave a lot of margin beyond that so it doesn't...
kencombs Home Improvement 11 3,715 05-21-2019, 10:34 AM
  0 Thread: Drywall
Post: RE: Drywall

(03-27-2019, 10:48 AM)rwe2156 Wrote: Hire someone to do it you can.  Except for little jobs, I quite doing drywall a long time ago.  I've found by the time you figure your time, renting a lift, mat...
kencombs Home Improvement 28 7,917 03-27-2019, 06:04 PM
  0 Thread: Fridge pops GFI
Post: RE: Fridge pops GFI

I'd change the GFCI first. They are known to fail. If you have another, just swap them.
kencombs Home Improvement 24 7,004 03-17-2019, 05:33 PM

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