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  0 Thread: Washing Machine Standpipes Questions
Post: RE: Washing Machine Standpipes Questions

MarkSLSmith Wrote: (01-25-2023, 09:05 AM) -- I would love to have a separate gray water system, but they were not in vogue 25 yrs ago when the house was built.  IMHO, I think all new houses should ha...
MstrCarpenter Home Improvement 19 694 01-26-2023, 12:24 AM
  0 Thread: Remote Controlled Water Valve, Garden Hose Edition
Post: RE: Remote Controlled Water Valve, Garden Hose Edi...

I agree with the heat tape approach. Some are thermostatically controlled, and some are self regulating. I would just run an extension cord to the well head wrapped with the heat tape, wrap everything...
MstrCarpenter Home Improvement 7 214 01-26-2023, 12:03 AM
  0 Thread: Washing Machine Standpipes Questions
Post: RE: Washing Machine Standpipes Questions

If the drains are clear, I would restrict the discharge hose a little. The pump is operating during the entire spin cycle, so restricting the flow a little will only affect the discharge during the fi...
MstrCarpenter Home Improvement 19 694 01-15-2023, 12:03 AM
  0 Thread: Does a textured ceiling really reduce noise?
Post: RE: Does a textured ceiling really reduce noise?

Stone castles had beautiful tapestries hanging on the walls. They weren't just for decoration.
MstrCarpenter Home Improvement 14 456 01-13-2023, 09:42 PM
  0 Thread: Ax Handle Question
Post: RE: Ax Handle Question

I use a polished steel rod. It doesn't rust because most of the time it's inside a cylinder filled with hydraulic oil.:laugh:
MstrCarpenter Woodworking 7 481 01-13-2023, 09:26 PM
  0 Thread: Shower With Low Pressue
Post: RE: Shower With Low Pressue

First I would check to see if there's a flow restrictor in/at the showerhead. Basically it's a thin plastic washer with a very small hole. Next, on some better quality shower valves there are shut-off...
MstrCarpenter Home Improvement 9 414 01-02-2023, 11:58 PM
  0 Thread: Ideas for overhead dust collection on Delta Uniguard
Post: RE: Ideas for overhead dust collection on Delta Un...

That was a topic of discussion here not too long ago. This should get you somewhere in the thread. https://forums.woodnet.net/showthread.php?tid=7364539&pid=8010137&highlight=overhead#pid8010137
MstrCarpenter Woodworking Power Tools 5 640 12-30-2022, 10:43 PM
  0 Thread: "What if the power goes out?"
Post: RE: "What if the power goes out?"

To those that have automatic start gen. sets and transfer switches; How long is the power off before the generator takes over? I'm asking because our power went out several times, from a few seconds t...
MstrCarpenter Home Improvement 14 839 12-25-2022, 11:47 AM
  0 Thread: "What if the power goes out?"
Post: "What if the power goes out?"

"Not a Problem." I respond to my wife as she's baking her famous Holiday Pecan rolls. I'v got a small suitcase Honda in the back of the Van, our 5500w is already tuned up in the basement of the shop (...
MstrCarpenter Home Improvement 14 839 12-24-2022, 12:39 AM
  0 Thread: Circular saw guide?
Post: RE: Circular saw guide?

Are you looking for a guide to cut sheet metal? I've used a typical wooden saw guide for that (1/4" ply with one or two guides glued & tacked on top). I use a couple long lengths of angle iron clamped...
MstrCarpenter Woodworking Power Tools 14 1,153 12-22-2022, 11:52 PM
  0 Thread: 1/2" DOWELL IN 1/2" HOLE
Post: RE: 1/2" DOWELL IN 1/2" HOLE

varkpilot Wrote: (12-16-2022, 12:59 PM) -- The drill tests to 1/2" but it's a challenge getting the dowel through the 1/2" hole and pushing the dowel approx 5" to next hole. A 9/16th drill bit res...
MstrCarpenter Woodworking 12 911 12-16-2022, 08:04 PM
  0 Thread: Need to make a basic router table for a PC 690
Post: RE: Need to make a basic router table for a PC 690

My router table started as a quick, no frills, use what was on hand, type; nothing more than a piece of 3/8" aluminum plate about 30" square with a 4" hole in the middle. The router was just bolted on...
MstrCarpenter Woodworking Power Tools 12 1,024 11-15-2022, 11:45 PM
  0 Thread: How do you cut the fascia for this stair stringer?
Post: RE: How do you cut the fascia for this stair strin...

O.k., I know everyone is critiquing your construction methods so I won't go there (except that the stringers aren't supported enough at the top;)). So to answer your question, yes; I would have skirt...
MstrCarpenter Home Improvement 16 1,115 11-02-2022, 11:23 PM
  0 Thread: Tusked Trestle Table Design?
Post: RE: Tusked Trestle Table Design?

atgcpaul Wrote: (10-27-2022, 12:19 PM) -- I'd bridge the two legs on top with a black metal plate.  Then route a corresponding channel on the underside of the top to recess the plate.  Place a few th...
MstrCarpenter Woodworking 12 955 11-02-2022, 10:10 PM
  0 Thread: Should I Joint or just Plane?
Post: RE: Should I Joint or just Plane?

I'm not sure who here mentioned this trick first (so feel free to assign or receive credit). The trick is to use hot melt glue to bed the warped or cupped board to a sled. (mine was ripped from an 1-3...
MstrCarpenter Woodworking 17 1,098 11-02-2022, 10:01 PM
  0 Thread: Inductive triggered relay to start dust collector?
Post: RE: Inductive triggered relay to start dust collec...

Last night, after I posted, I did a Google search and found this;  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VHgaBxTPEPM It appears that the amount of current can be adjusted. I didn't pay too much attention a...
MstrCarpenter Woodworking Power Tools 13 567 10-31-2022, 09:32 PM
  0 Thread: Runner Replacement on a Sled
Post: RE: Runner Replacement on a Sled

jteneyck Wrote: (10-30-2022, 09:17 AM) -- No apology necessary in my world.  Pretty is nice on the things we make.  It's far less important to me in the shop.  What matters is functionality, and your...
MstrCarpenter Woodworking Power Tools 12 832 10-30-2022, 10:32 PM
  0 Thread: Inductive triggered relay to start dust collector?
Post: RE: Inductive triggered relay to start dust collec...

Question; How many 18 ga. wraps around the hot wire to get 12v? And you said "one of the hot wires", so I'm assuming it's 240v. Relays with 24 vac are common on HVAC units. I would favor 24vac over 12...
MstrCarpenter Woodworking Power Tools 13 567 10-30-2022, 10:02 PM
  0 Thread: Runner Replacement on a Sled
Post: RE: Runner Replacement on a Sled

Years ago I bought a 10' length of 3/8" x 3/4" steel bar stock for less than $20. With today's prices it's probably more like $35. I've drilled thru the sled to mark holes to be drilled and tapped, an...
MstrCarpenter Woodworking Power Tools 12 832 10-29-2022, 11:15 PM
  0 Thread: Inductive triggered relay to start dust collector?
Post: RE: Inductive triggered relay to start dust collec...

I have worked on larger vac.s that uses the same application to power 30a 240v equipment. On these units power is fed to the vac and a receptacle mounted on it for the equipment. A manual switch (on/o...
MstrCarpenter Woodworking Power Tools 13 567 10-29-2022, 10:51 PM

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