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  0 Thread: would 41" be too wide for a "toe-kick drawer"
Post: RE: would 41" be too wide for a "toe-kick drawer"

I did same size, side-mount toe-kick drawer install in my kitchen 10+ years ago. It's used almost daily. Not a single problem.
RichK Woodworking 9 932 01-27-2022, 02:31 PM
  0 Thread: Electrical question
Post: RE: Electrical question

Yup. It's been unplugged, moved, and plugged back in many times without incident. I was just checking to make sure there wasn't something unique about O2 compressors being kept in the "on" position ...
RichK Home Improvement 13 1,661 01-14-2022, 04:45 PM
  0 Thread: Electrical question
Post: RE: Electrical question

Thanks for all of the replies. I contacted the manufacturer (Respironics, not Devilbliss). Tried their online chat feature. Rep responded that I needed to call a phone number. Did that and was on ...
RichK Home Improvement 13 1,661 01-13-2022, 05:45 PM
  0 Thread: Electrical question
Post: Electrical question

Mother-in-law has a Devilbliss oxygen concentrator in her bedroom that is used only at night. 120v, 60 hz. She has trouble turning on the unit by herself. Would connecting a wireless remote control ...
RichK Home Improvement 13 1,661 01-10-2022, 11:50 PM
  0 Thread: Cutting board conundrum
Post: RE: Cutting board conundrum

Another vote here for something other than poplar/pine. Maple or walnut (or both together) are much more durable and would be a nice accent for a pine kitchen. The pine-on-pine may not be as aesthet...
RichK Woodworking 10 1,659 12-21-2021, 06:36 PM
  0 Thread: Do you actually use 52ish inch rip capacity?
Post: RE: Do you actually use 52ish inch rip capacity?

I converted my 36" to 52" about 10 years ago. It mostly does duty as an assembly/finish table and miter saw extension table with lots of storage for accesories. Zero regrets making the conversion.
RichK Woodworking 65 10,952 12-08-2021, 09:34 PM
  0 Thread: What size generator works for you?
Post: RE: What size generator works for you?

I have worked from home since 2004. About 10 yrs ago, we installed a 22kw Generac (LP) with auto transfer installed. Not a single regret. If you want to avoid computer interruptions while the ge...
RichK Home Improvement 22 2,273 11-10-2021, 09:25 PM
  0 Thread: Underground wire repair
Post: RE: Underground wire repair

Finally got to pick up the UF wire splice kit yesterday. The hardest part of the job was splitting the old romex to make the splice. The old romex is over 20 yrs old, rock hard, and brittle. The re...
RichK Home Improvement 8 1,298 10-29-2021, 03:55 PM
  0 Thread: Underground wire repair
Post: RE: Underground wire repair

Thanks. I'm not sure how deep the wires need to extend into the splice connectors. Worst case, I need two of these. Even so it's a good fix. Much appreciated for the help!
RichK Home Improvement 8 1,298 10-21-2021, 05:09 PM
  0 Thread: Underground wire repair
Post: Underground wire repair

14/3 wire to a post light in my yard was hacked up while gardening. Too much wire was cut to use butt splices (I tried). I then tried soldering in a splice with electrical solder using a soldering ir...
RichK Home Improvement 8 1,298 10-21-2021, 03:44 PM
  0 Thread: Flower box
Post: RE: Flower box

Thanks for the input, guys. I separately contacted AZEK (manufacturer of the rail and deck materials). They recommended anchoring the box to the extended posts and not to the rail. I will mock up so...
RichK Home Improvement 6 1,812 08-24-2021, 09:28 AM
  0 Thread: Flower box
Post: Flower box

How would you attach a flower box to this railing? I want to build long flower boxes to sit on top of the railing, but the rounded edges are throwing me off. Thanks for any ideas.
RichK Home Improvement 6 1,812 08-18-2021, 04:20 PM
  0 Thread: Built-in Design/Assembly Questions
Post: RE: Built-in Design/Assembly Questions

I like your first choice and would build the frame once the cabinets are in place. That would allow you to correct for anything not properly square or level. That's how I made a wall of cabinets/shel...
RichK Woodworking 15 1,693 06-09-2021, 04:49 PM
  0 Thread: power washer extension wand
Post: RE: power washer extension wand

Ed, that's why I figured on adding a pole of some kind near the tip end for stability. I saw a pro house cleaner add something like that for control. He sprayed with one hand and controlled the tip ...
RichK Home Improvement 5 906 05-28-2021, 08:27 PM
  0 Thread: power washer extension wand
Post: RE: power washer extension wand

No stores near me stock extension wands, so I would have to order and check the fit when it arrives. I contacted the manufacturer and have not heard back yet. Is there anything truly unique about ...
RichK Home Improvement 5 906 05-28-2021, 04:50 PM
  0 Thread: power washer extension wand
Post: power washer extension wand

I have a 2600 psi Excell power washer (5 HP Honda engine) that I bought at HD about 10 yrs ago. I've got mold and mildew growing at heights that exceed its reach. Would an extension wand work with t...
RichK Home Improvement 5 906 05-27-2021, 05:22 PM
  0 Thread: The new world order
Post: RE: The new world order

I wouldn't want to hire a plumber who makes more from govt handouts than from providing plumbing services.
RichK Home Improvement 6 1,325 04-30-2021, 05:44 PM
  0 Thread: Stumpy Nubs - Table Saw Bevel Kickback Goes Thru Wall
Post: RE: Stumpy Nubs - Table Saw Bevel Kickback Goes Th...

My 10th grade furniture shop teacher introduced our class to the tablesaw but forcing a piece of oak to kick-back and slam into a metal tool cabinet. The dents from years of class demonstrations were...
RichK Woodworking 29 4,686 02-11-2021, 04:06 PM
  0 Thread: My first hand-cut dovetails
Post: RE: My first hand-cut dovetails

About 10 yrs ago, I had a back injury that kept me from doing any heavy work for months. I used the time to practice different techniques of hand-cutting dovetails. I made at least one set of practi...
RichK Woodworking Hand Tools 56 8,467 02-04-2021, 12:34 AM
  0 Thread: Running ethernet cable
Post: RE: Running ethernet cable

Thanks for all of the comments. Looks like this may be more straight-forward than I thought. What makes some cables better than others, and how do you know the difference (other than price)? ...
RichK Home Improvement 15 3,550 11-24-2020, 11:55 PM

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