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  0 Thread: Husqvarna Chainsaw ID
Post: Husqvarna Chainsaw ID

Our older Husqvarna chainsaw has no model # or any markings on it. We’re wanting to buy replacement parts, but how can we know which model. Probably a 445, but it does not say so. Any ideas?   Thanks...
Petertaylor Home Improvement 3 274 05-05-2024, 09:44 AM
  0 Thread: Is bolt pattern for pressure washer pumps standard?
Post: RE: Is bolt pattern for pressure washer pumps stan...

When our pressure washer wouldn’t spray, all it needed was a new wand. Just a few bucks at the local hardware store.
Petertaylor Home Improvement 3 377 04-24-2024, 04:41 PM
  0 Thread: What Is NEC
Post: What Is NEC

This should work!
Petertaylor Home Improvement 7 797 04-16-2024, 03:27 PM
  0 Thread: Please critique my bed design
Post: RE: Please critique my bed design

Yes to the suggestion of bed bolts. Then add the brass bolt hole covers. Both solid and beautiful. Also the idea of two twin mattresses to function as a king mattress. Much easier to handle. Not unc...
Petertaylor Woodworking 21 3,165 03-21-2024, 01:30 PM
  0 Thread: Working in the Shop
Post: Working in the Shop

These are from the St. Charles IL piano factory.  (I hope the entire image shows. It doesn’t in the preview.)
Petertaylor Woodworking 3 928 03-15-2024, 03:28 PM
  0 Thread: Flys in the attic
Post: RE: Flys in the attic

Ray, your photo is the exact image of our attic!  The flys on the floor and how dirty they make the windows.
Petertaylor Home Improvement 10 888 03-10-2024, 05:27 PM
  0 Thread: Flys in the attic
Post: RE: Flys in the attic

R Clark Wrote: (03-10-2024, 10:58 AM) -- Well, if it's any consolation, you're not alone. Our shop building has an unheated/uninsulated loft.  Built in 2005, it has a ventilated ridge running the ...
Petertaylor Home Improvement 10 888 03-10-2024, 05:25 PM
  0 Thread: Flys in the attic
Post: RE: Flys in the attic

Snipe Hunter Wrote: (03-10-2024, 09:47 AM) -- Is this year round? Some flys swarm while mating in the spring. Block off where they're coming in. You really should have ventilation in the atti...
Petertaylor Home Improvement 10 888 03-10-2024, 05:20 PM
  0 Thread: Flys in the attic
Post: Flys in the attic

Our uninsulated and unventilated attic has one dormer with windows. On any warm day, hundreds of flys are buzzing on the window, with thousands on the floor. If I open the window, they mostly fly out....
Petertaylor Home Improvement 10 888 03-09-2024, 10:07 PM
  0 Thread: The Simplest Tapering Jig
Post: RE: The Simplest Tapering Jig

We always appreciate your expert answers to people’s questions, and how you pass along interesting tips.  —Peter
Petertaylor Woodworking 8 877 02-21-2024, 09:04 AM
  0 Thread: Trestle table and benches in red oak build
Post: RE: Trestle table and benches in red oak build

I made a long table, but my wood was rough one inch walnut. After planning the boards to 3/4, the top looked way too thin. The solution was to glue a 2-inch strip to the underside all around. That mad...
Petertaylor Woodworking 13 1,874 02-18-2024, 06:30 PM
  0 Thread: Junk walnut boards
Post: RE: Junk walnut boards

Thank you for the replies. And John, thanks for the specific suggestion as to how to make sure the wood becomes safe to work with  —Peter
Petertaylor Woodworking 12 1,833 11-05-2023, 06:36 PM
  0 Thread: Junk walnut boards
Post: Junk walnut boards

I have a pile of 80-year-old walnut boards. Also shown is a closeup of the “wormy” surface. I’m hoping to sell these locally, saying they might be good for making an antique-looking farm table...
Petertaylor Woodworking 12 1,833 11-04-2023, 03:33 PM
  0 Thread: Marking on truck door
Post: RE: Marking on truck door

Halfathumb Wrote: (10-13-2023, 12:54 PM) -- I can't figure this out & how to remove it. It's smooth but still there after several washings. Any suggestions what I can use to remove this blemish? -- ...
Petertaylor Home Improvement 23 3,307 10-15-2023, 07:34 PM
  0 Thread: screening
Post: RE: screening

We always replace aluminum with dark fiberglass. Much easier to see through.
Petertaylor Home Improvement 6 1,086 09-06-2023, 05:37 PM
  0 Thread: Johnson Paste Wax
Post: Johnson Paste Wax

You probably know that Johnson Paste Wax is now a memory. So appreciate that half-used tin in your shop.  A suitable replacement is Minwax Paste Finishing Wax. I used it today as the only finish on a...
Petertaylor Woodworking 15 2,530 08-14-2023, 06:52 PM
  0 Thread: About the Need to Paint
Post: About the Need to Paint

We have an 8x10 back porch with about three feet open space under it. The floor above is well insulated. Because the open space looks ugly, I’m going to enclose it with with vertical boards. The board...
Petertaylor Home Improvement 8 1,051 06-16-2023, 09:20 PM
  0 Thread: Checking the Heat Pump
Post: Checking the Heat Pump

Our York system works fine—heat pump in summer and LP gas in winter. Knowing that auto AC systems can get low on refrigerant, I wondered if that happens on household systems. I called the installer wh...
Petertaylor Home Improvement 6 1,222 06-10-2023, 07:43 AM
  0 Thread: Table Saw Trips Breaker
Post: RE: Table Saw Trips Breaker

Thanks Roly.  I also found the answer elsewhere, saying the resistor is needed. Easy to unsolder and transfer over.
Petertaylor Home Improvement 2 601 04-21-2023, 03:43 PM
  0 Thread: Table Saw Trips Breaker
Post: Table Saw Trips Breaker

As posted a few days ago, our Delta table saw often trips the 20amp breaker when we turn it on. Several replies suggested to replace the capacitor. Our motor has two capacitors, one for 110V and the o...
Petertaylor Home Improvement 2 601 04-21-2023, 02:11 PM

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