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  0 Thread: Adding a dormer to add interest to house
Post: RE: Adding a dormer to add interest to house

That's a nice looking house as is. Instead of a dormer perhaps break up the garage roof with a big, lovely looking solar panel? At least then you'd be putting the space to use.
Mking143 Home Improvement 15 1,780 04-19-2021, 08:10 AM
  0 Thread: Running Gas Range Without Burner Cap?
Post: RE: Running Gas Range Without Burner Cap?

David Stone Wrote: (02-22-2021, 11:22 AM) -- Greetings everyone.  I hope you've all been well. I've been getting into cooking with my wok, and I'm trying to find ways to concentrate the flame of m...
Mking143 Home Improvement 3 769 02-22-2021, 07:06 PM
  0 Thread: Leigh DT Jig Container?
Post: RE: Leigh DT Jig Container?

Tim Hintz article (http://www.newwoodworker.com/d4case.html) It wouldn't be difficult to configure this to act as a risk for the dovetail jig also.
Mking143 Woodworking Power Tools 10 6,153 08-11-2018, 07:30 AM
  0 Thread: Unusual Name for a Lathe
Post: RE: Unusual Name for a Lathe

It's a step up in quality from their "SORTAOK" wood playing tools.
Mking143 Woodworking 11 6,681 07-04-2018, 11:30 AM
  0 Thread: My Phyiscal Therapy Warning! Graphic Images
Post: RE: My Phyiscal Therapy Warning! Graphic Images

I was going to mention Django when I saw your video. Sorry about your accident, hope you heal soon. I'm a finger player, and recently put a nice sharp kitchen knife through my right index finger, 8 ...
Mking143 Woodworking 7 4,219 07-04-2018, 06:56 AM
  0 Thread: New Chain Saw
Post: RE: New Chain Saw

Thanks for the replies everyone. I went with the Stihl MS271 Farm Boss, 18". Paid a few extra bucks for the additional power, plus a 6pack of oil and an extra chain. When I got it home it started on...
Mking143 Home Improvement 26 10,495 06-16-2018, 02:47 PM
  0 Thread: New Chain Saw
Post: RE: New Chain Saw

Thanks all, I'm thinking budget around $400, don't mind going lower but don't want to go much higher- I'm not a pro. I wasn't aware of non-ethanol gas being a necessity. Wow- $9.50/gallon. Still, th...
Mking143 Home Improvement 26 10,495 06-15-2018, 01:52 PM
  0 Thread: New Chain Saw
Post: New Chain Saw

For Fathers Day I'm thinking of treating myself to a new chain saw to replace my ancient Poulan. My needs are occasional for cutting firewood and yard cleanup, but I predict the saw would get more use...
Mking143 Home Improvement 26 10,495 06-15-2018, 08:40 AM
  0 Thread: Roof stain removal?
Post: RE: Roof stain removal?

A few years ago I think Mags recommended a product called Spray and Forget (https://www.sprayandforget.com/). It takes up to a month or two for the algae and stains to disappear, but then they stay g...
Mking143 Home Improvement 11 4,416 02-22-2018, 05:11 PM
  0 Thread: a handy tip for painting
Post: RE: a handy tip for painting

When I painted, if we knew it was going to be a messy job such as painting a rock basement foundation, we would clean our hands with GoJo thoroughly before starting. The paint would either not stick o...
Mking143 Home Improvement 7 4,234 02-06-2018, 01:53 PM
  0 Thread: Which Snowblower?
Post: RE: Which Snowblower?

Ariens here also. I've had it about 8 years, I paid for it easily the first year. I take care of my driveway plus 3 others in my neighborhood- it's easy, I like the snow, and it gives me a chance to...
Mking143 Home Improvement 67 33,889 01-11-2018, 06:04 PM
  0 Thread: Which Snowblower?
Post: RE: Which Snowblower?

I'm in Ct, we get plenty of snow, and I also have a number of neighbors who are either elderly or not particularly healthy. I bought a 26" Ariens from a local power supply store ( not a Borg). I clea...
Mking143 Home Improvement 67 33,889 01-06-2018, 08:26 PM
  0 Thread: Walt
Post: RE: Walt

I live about 1/2 hour from Walt's shop, and would go there occasionally. He did more than sell records and old tools. He nurtured a growing alternate rock scene in the middle Connecticut area. He enco...
Mking143 Woodworking Hand Tools 32 13,406 12-18-2017, 01:54 PM
  0 Thread: Are Craftsman push mowers any good?
Post: RE: Are Craftsman push mowers any good?

atgcpaul Wrote: (09-15-2017, 03:38 PM) -- I have a Craftsman push mower with 6.75HP Briggs and Stratton engine but it's not self-propelled like this one.  My mower is 7 years ago and I bought it for ...
Mking143 Home Improvement 26 13,861 09-16-2017, 08:18 AM
  0 Thread: Shower/bath "plastic" inserts – 1970s version
Post: RE: Shower/bath "plastic" inserts – 1970s version

^^^ This. Solid Mount (http://www.grabbarspecialists.com/proddetail.php?prod=The-Solid-Mount&cat=15) I've installed a number of these in my son's fiberglass showers. Make sure you caulk well.
Mking143 Home Improvement 4 2,955 07-30-2017, 05:55 AM
  0 Thread: Privacy Trees or Shrubs
Post: RE: Privacy Trees or Shrubs

Thanks all. I took the kudzu as a joke.   ;)
Mking143 Home Improvement 22 11,476 05-21-2017, 11:48 AM
  0 Thread: Privacy Trees or Shrubs
Post: Privacy Trees or Shrubs

A friend of mine has some new neighbors of excessive girth and questionable decorum. They've just installed a used, ratty looking Jacuzzi on their back porch, which is in full view of her back porch. ...
Mking143 Home Improvement 22 11,476 05-21-2017, 08:51 AM
  0 Thread: outside throne
Post: RE: outside throne

Our old cat, Rex, brought a full grown 2' garter snake onto our screened porch once...in the middle of a party. Madness ensued  :laugh:
Mking143 Home Improvement 11 6,840 09-25-2016, 06:18 PM
  0 Thread: Borescope or flexible scope to see what is blocking my toilet
Post: RE: Borescope or flexible scope to see what is blo...

A very rusty, red Matchbox fire truck, with ladder intact, was my big and only toilet clog find. Interesting thing was, my kids didn't have any Matchbox cars, just Hot Wheels. I still have the fir...
Mking143 Home Improvement 11 6,698 09-13-2016, 01:30 PM
  Video Thread: Plumbing In A Hose Bib
Post: RE: Plumbing In A Hose Bib

I see you done with the project. I'll be replacing both my aging hose bibs. Here's a pretty good video of a pro doing the same project. https://youtu.be/M89TDKv2QjU
Mking143 Home Improvement 5 5,565 07-19-2016, 09:12 PM

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