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  0 Thread: Ashley Isles Chisels New 11pc Set / Emmert Style Pattern Makers Vise
Post: RE: Ashley Isles Chisels New 11pc Set / Emmert Sty...

Timberwolf Wrote: (08-11-2022, 07:29 AM) -- ................... Not sure but it may be  be Dumb Polack.. -- Nope wudn't me. Isn't it Doobes????
Dumb_Polack Tool Swap N' Sell 9 741 08-11-2022, 07:36 AM
  0 Thread: Anyone ever install Deck Top?
Post: Anyone ever install Deck Top?

My sister's fiance (sp?) is looking to sell his house and needs to refurbish his deck.  He found this product: https://deck-top.com  and wants my help installing it. Anyone use it before?   Basic...
Dumb_Polack Home Improvement 1 237 06-22-2022, 08:35 AM
  0 Thread: Install new outside faucet
Post: RE: Install new outside faucet

Halfathumb Wrote: (06-14-2022, 04:48 PM) -- I've been told by a plumber at HD you can't trust compression fittings and so did the that's helped me for years at the Ace HW store. Does your friend rely...
Dumb_Polack Home Improvement 25 1,219 06-15-2022, 11:38 AM
  0 Thread: Install new outside faucet
Post: RE: Install new outside faucet

Why no compression fitting??? Little story for you: We have an outside faucet that runs under our screen porch.  Usually I drain it in the fall, but apparently I didn't get all the water out b...
Dumb_Polack Home Improvement 25 1,219 06-14-2022, 03:42 PM
  0 Thread: Stake recommendation to hold up lights over our deck
Post: Stake recommendation to hold up lights over our de...

SWMBO wants to string up lights like these across our deck: https://www.wayfair.com/lighting/pdp/amico-48-outdoor-30-bulb-standard-string-light-end-to-end-connectable-ahco1000.html They will cri...
Dumb_Polack Home Improvement 1 204 05-24-2022, 10:01 AM
  0 Thread: Label plumbing fixtures
Post: RE: Label plumbing fixtures

goaliedad Wrote: (05-13-2022, 09:32 AM) -- You will thank me later. I replaced a shower valve yesterday and the manufacturer provided a sticker with model number. I put it on the back of the trim p...
Dumb_Polack Home Improvement 4 429 05-13-2022, 09:42 AM
  0 Thread: Small hallway end table
Post: RE: Small hallway end table

mtrainer90 Wrote: (04-21-2022, 10:11 AM) -- My first attempt at making an end table. Honey locust I milled from a large tree branch I trimmed in my yard last summer and a river edge of Alumilite Deep...
Dumb_Polack Woodworking 3 494 04-21-2022, 01:47 PM
  0 Thread: How close
Post: RE: How close

Gregor1 Wrote: (04-21-2022, 07:12 AM) -- is close enough? When you are cutting angles, be it 90, 45, 22 1/2, or whatever, how close is close enough? Of course we all strive for perfect everything, bu...
Dumb_Polack Woodworking 8 742 04-21-2022, 08:57 AM
  0 Thread: Alternative to pressure treated
Post: RE: Alternative to pressure treated

Maddog Wrote: (04-15-2022, 09:49 AM) -- So I want to build a garden enclosure. Bambi and all his relatives think they own the place and whatever is planted we did it for them. Anyway my initial i...
Dumb_Polack Home Improvement 11 769 04-20-2022, 07:43 AM
  0 Thread: Anyone ever change the door gasket on their front loader washer??
Post: RE: Anyone ever change the door gasket on their fr...

I changed the gasket over the weekend.  Wasn't too difficult but I'm glad I had SWMBO to hold the wire spring clamp as I worked it around the opening. I ran a 20 minute cycle and it worked fine. ...
Dumb_Polack Home Improvement 14 930 04-19-2022, 03:56 PM
  0 Thread: 1/16 kerfs
Post: RE: 1/16 kerfs

JTTHECLOCKMAN Wrote: (03-17-2022, 08:25 PM) -- What size are we talking about?? You can use a scrollsaw or a jigsaw. Then you will be able to make the curves. -- He said "kerfs' not "curves" Rea...
Dumb_Polack Woodworking 9 1,219 04-13-2022, 07:57 AM
  0 Thread: Makita 18v dual charger and (2) 4.0ah batteries
Post: RE: Makita 18v dual charger and (2) 4.0ah batterie...

FireWood Wrote: (04-12-2022, 08:56 AM) -- No, I bought a chainsaw kit, and am selling the batteries and charger from the kit.  I'm keeping the saw.  I already have enough chargers and batteries. I...
Dumb_Polack Tool Swap N' Sell 7 632 04-12-2022, 01:29 PM
  0 Thread: Makita 18v dual charger and (2) 4.0ah batteries
Post: RE: Makita 18v dual charger and (2) 4.0ah batterie...

FireWood Wrote: (04-12-2022, 07:53 AM) -- As posted in the title, I'm looking to sell a Makita 18v dual charger and a pair of 4.0ah batteries. These are brand new, never used, take-outs from a kit...
Dumb_Polack Tool Swap N' Sell 7 632 04-12-2022, 08:21 AM
  0 Thread: Anyone ever change the door gasket on their front loader washer??
Post: RE: Anyone ever change the door gasket on their fr...

DogwoodTales Wrote: (04-11-2022, 08:20 PM) -- While you got that thing apart do some more PMCS on that. At least clean out the coin basket in case it's got stuff in it. -- Wood?   where's the coin ...
Dumb_Polack Home Improvement 14 930 04-12-2022, 07:55 AM
  0 Thread: Anyone ever change the door gasket on their front loader washer??
Post: RE: Anyone ever change the door gasket on their fr...

brianwelch Wrote: (04-11-2022, 12:49 PM) -- 2 questions, 2 comments:  Q: any idea how/why the gasket ruptured? Q: while waiting for the river to deliver, is it worth attempting to reinforce/patch t...
Dumb_Polack Home Improvement 14 930 04-12-2022, 07:53 AM
  0 Thread: Anyone ever change the door gasket on their front loader washer??
Post: RE: Anyone ever change the door gasket on their fr...

here's a image of the washing machine after this weekend.  Also included a screenshot of the gasket tear. One guy on YT recommended ordering a special pair of pliers that aid in getting the spring ...
Dumb_Polack Home Improvement 14 930 04-11-2022, 08:49 AM
  0 Thread: Anyone ever change the door gasket on their front loader washer??
Post: RE: Anyone ever change the door gasket on their fr...

Wipedout Wrote: (04-08-2022, 01:56 PM) -- I did it twice on our samsung -  wasnt too difficult - the spring was a pain but that was about it -- Good to know!
Dumb_Polack Home Improvement 14 930 04-08-2022, 03:23 PM
  0 Thread: Anyone ever change the door gasket on their front loader washer??
Post: RE: Anyone ever change the door gasket on their fr...

DogwoodTales Wrote: (04-08-2022, 09:00 AM) -- I have! Let me tell you it's a real PITA to put on the new one, but it can be done. I don't think I did a video of changing mine when it ripped, but I d...
Dumb_Polack Home Improvement 14 930 04-08-2022, 10:02 AM
  0 Thread: Anyone ever change the door gasket on their front loader washer??
Post: Anyone ever change the door gasket on their front ...

Water leaked over the floor yesterday.  After many beach towels I got it dried out, somewhat. Thurn out the door gasket has a little tear in it.   Did a little research on YT to figure out how to...
Dumb_Polack Home Improvement 14 930 04-08-2022, 07:51 AM
  0 Thread: What would you do differently if you were setting up your shop?
Post: RE: What would you do differently if you were sett...

Dusty Workshop Wrote: (03-14-2022, 06:39 AM) -- Good morning, I am getting to hit the reset button on shop setup. We are moving and I get to start from scratch. I realized after our last move,...
Dumb_Polack Woodworking 21 1,818 03-14-2022, 07:36 AM

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