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  0 Thread: Garage entry door threshold options
Post: Garage entry door threshold options

Below is my garage entry door threshold in its current condition.  The garage is detached and isn't insulated, but I'd like to keep water out and fix the threshold so it won't rot away.  What's the ri...
Bryan11 Home Improvement 18 6,735 10-21-2019, 11:20 AM
  0 Thread: Electronic ear muffs for the shop?
Post: RE: Electronic ear muffs for the shop?

From reading many reviews on Amazon, these look like popular options.   Peltor Sport Tactical 300 Electronic Hearing Protector, NRR 24 dB, $81 Howard Leight by Honeywell Impact Pro  (R-01902), N...
Bryan11 Woodworking Power Tools 8 2,881 09-19-2019, 09:41 PM
  0 Thread: Electronic ear muffs for the shop?
Post: RE: Electronic ear muffs for the shop?

(09-18-2019, 08:30 AM)vernonator Wrote: I use my Peltor shooting muffs - they have the behind the head "strap" so its not pushing on my head all the time. Only caveat is remembering to turn them off...
Bryan11 Woodworking Power Tools 8 2,881 09-18-2019, 07:20 PM
  0 Thread: Electronic ear muffs for the shop?
Post: Electronic ear muffs for the shop?

Has anyone found some good electronic ear muffs for shop and woodworking tasks?  I'm looking for a good pair from Howard Leight, Peltor, or other brands to wear when using power tools, a table saw, et...
Bryan11 Woodworking Power Tools 8 2,881 09-17-2019, 10:14 PM
  0 Thread: General Tools #810 sharpening jig instructions?
Post: General Tools #810 sharpening jig instructions?

I picked up a General Tools #810 Plane blade and chisel sharpening jig at an auction.  So far, I'm not finding any instructions on the correct way to use this.  If anyone has the instructions sitting ...
Bryan11 Woodworking Hand Tools 5 3,486 06-23-2019, 06:13 PM
  0 Thread: Water heater lessons
Post: RE: Water heater lessons

In talking to local installers, I'm hearing water heaters are now designed to last the length of the warranty and no longer.
Bryan11 Home Improvement 9 6,118 08-30-2017, 12:58 PM
  0 Thread: Plumbing upgrade plans
Post: RE: Plumbing upgrade plans

Great ideas here.  Thank you.  Work starts in the morning.
Bryan11 Home Improvement 4 2,900 08-21-2017, 08:13 PM
  0 Thread: Plumbing upgrade plans
Post: Plumbing upgrade plans

As part of plans to update a bathroom from the current 1970s fixtures and style, I'm working with a local plumber to make a few upgrades to the house plumbing.  Since many neighbors have been having c...
Bryan11 Home Improvement 4 2,900 08-20-2017, 09:48 AM
  0 Thread: Shower remodeling quotes
Post: Shower remodeling quotes

How detailed should quotes from contractors be for you to be comfortable signing them?  We're looking to have our 1970s shower/tub replaced with a newer tub and tile design.  Both the upstairs and do...
Bryan11 Home Improvement 2 2,002 07-12-2017, 08:28 PM
  0 Thread: Brad nailer with air tank versus long air hose
Post: RE: Brad nailer with air tank versus long air hose

Thanks much for great info on this.
Bryan11 Woodworking Power Tools 7 6,332 10-22-2016, 06:54 PM
  0 Thread: Brad nailer with air tank versus long air hose
Post: Brad nailer with air tank versus long air hose

To put up some wood trim around a dozen replacement windows, an 18-gauge brad nailer looks appealing.  How reasonable would it be to get a 5 gallon portable air tank, fill it in the garage, and then t...
Bryan11 Woodworking Power Tools 7 6,332 10-22-2016, 09:09 AM
  0 Thread: Map of where WoodNet members are
Post: RE: Map of where WoodNet members are

Added myself just west of Des Moines, Iowa
Bryan11 Woodworking 81 27,453 10-09-2016, 05:35 PM
  0 Thread: Hard wired smoke detectors
Post: RE: Hard wired smoke detectors

(08-11-2016, 06:51 AM)fredhargis Wrote: So what did you do with the boxes where the hard wired models were mounted? Just cover them with the battery models? In any case I ordered some new Kidde that...
Bryan11 Home Improvement 15 6,718 08-12-2016, 06:11 PM
  0 Thread: Hard wired smoke detectors
Post: RE: Hard wired smoke detectors

When we looked into this a few years ago for our home, it ended up making more sense for us to just go with the battery only detectors.  One alarm going off is easily heard anywhere in the home, so th...
Bryan11 Home Improvement 15 6,718 08-10-2016, 10:15 PM
  0 Thread: Thoughts on this product for fence posts
Post: Re: Thoughts on this product for fence posts

I'd be concerned about water collecting where the top of the metal edge meets the wood. For fence posts in concrete, one approach is to cover all sides with concrete and mound a couple inches of conc...
Bryan11 Home Improvement 5 3,283 07-06-2016, 06:49 PM
  0 Thread: Refinishing an old deck
Post: Re: Refinishing an old deck

The same formula worked well for my wooden trailer and looks the same after nine months. From a different thread, that mixture was or another using used motor oil was popular for treating trailer bed...
Bryan11 Home Improvement 8 3,818 06-30-2016, 12:02 PM
  0 Thread: Refinishing an old deck
Post: Re: Refinishing an old deck

Thanks to everyone for their help with this. Both my friend's deck and my own have been refinished and they ended up better than expected. Here's the process I ended up following.1. The deck was cle...
Bryan11 Home Improvement 8 3,818 06-28-2016, 11:09 PM
  0 Thread: Some great service from Harbor Freight
Post: Re: Some great service from Harbor Freight

I've had great experiences at the Des Moines store as well. Bring in a broken tool, "Go pick out the replacement and we'll exchange them at no cost." If the original tool wasn't available, there was...
Bryan11 Woodworking Power Tools 3 5,263 06-25-2016, 10:12 PM
  0 Thread: Grading soil underneath a deck
Post: Re: Grading soil underneath a deck

When planning this for our deck, my goal was to make water drain as far away from the house as possible. I first graded the soil so it all declined going away from the house, probably about five degr...
Bryan11 Home Improvement 3 11,647 05-08-2016, 09:21 PM
  0 Thread: Refinishing an old deck
Post: Refinishing an old deck

A friend has a 20 year old deck made of green treated wood that's structurally fine but not looking good. They'd like me to see what I can do to make it look better. When I looked up some guides, I...
Bryan11 Home Improvement 8 3,818 03-26-2016, 06:38 PM

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