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  0 Thread: tankless - water electric
Post: RE: tankless - water electric

(09-08-2021, 09:33 AM)fixtureman Wrote: Why would that raise the gas usage that much do you have insulated hot water lines.  That would just make the storage bigger The passive systems have the hot...
mdhills Home Improvement 13 663 09-08-2021, 09:51 PM
  0 Thread: tankless - water electric
Post: RE: tankless - water electric

(09-07-2021, 03:45 PM)blackhat Wrote: I would certainly look at a recirc pump before anything else. We had a passive recirculating system when we moved in. Amazing to have instant hot water, but......
mdhills Home Improvement 13 663 09-08-2021, 07:51 AM
  0 Thread: tankless - water electric
Post: tankless - water electric

We've currently heat our water with a natural gas water heater with tank, located in the garage. This is close to laundry and kitchen, but the bathrooms are on the opposite end of the house and can ta...
mdhills Home Improvement 13 663 09-06-2021, 06:30 PM
  0 Thread: Shed base that doesn't become a critter habitat
Post: RE: Shed base that doesn't become a critter habita...

The local shed builders with wood sheds have recommended using hardware cloth for this. They recommended against boxing in the base more in order to allow enough ventilation so the base and floor last...
mdhills Home Improvement 3 356 08-30-2021, 08:01 AM
  0 Thread: Dust collector hose recommendations?
Post: RE: Dust collector hose recommendations?

Does it work to hang a hose out in the sun to see if it relaxes? or would it work to put a rigid section or two in the middle, with flex at the joints so it can be adjusted to fit your routing? I'm ...
mdhills Woodworking Power Tools 8 1,226 07-03-2021, 11:07 AM
  0 Thread: Wireless Home Security
Post: RE: Wireless Home Security

For folks using simplisafe, are they subscribing to the service or just using the local alarm?  and how often do they need to replace the batteries in the sensors?
mdhills Home Improvement 8 745 06-27-2021, 08:46 AM
  0 Thread: jointing before glue-up?
Post: RE: jointing before glue-up?

(06-06-2021, 01:40 PM)Hank Knight Wrote: I don't trust the edges from my jointer or my tablesaw... Is there a specific area of concern?  straightness, squareness or smoothness?
mdhills Woodworking Power Tools 17 1,694 06-06-2021, 03:34 PM
  0 Thread: jointing before glue-up?
Post: RE: jointing before glue-up?

(06-05-2021, 12:13 PM)Gary G™ Wrote: If you’re getting scallops off the jointed edge, you’re doing it wrong or poorly or your blades need sharpening. I try to have the tools dialed in so that the s...
mdhills Woodworking Power Tools 17 1,694 06-05-2021, 02:32 PM
  0 Thread: jointing before glue-up?
Post: jointing before glue-up?

Why would a pass over the jointer give a better surface than a table saw? I've often seen this recommended, but still find it surprising -- I'd think a jointer would leave very minor scalloping that w...
mdhills Woodworking Power Tools 17 1,694 06-04-2021, 11:29 PM
  0 Thread: Sliding miter saw or MFT?
Post: RE: Sliding miter saw or MFT?

my powertool crosscut choices depend a lot on the work support available for each:   - tablesaw sled for most short pieces, especialy when set up with a stop block   - track saw is great for crosscutt...
mdhills Woodworking Power Tools 13 1,561 05-24-2021, 09:19 PM
  0 Thread: Inspection person's
Post: RE: Inspection person's

is this inspection required by the municipality, or is it a contingency from the buyer's lender? Matt
mdhills Home Improvement 28 2,848 05-21-2021, 08:42 PM
  0 Thread: how do you vet contractor for remodel?
Post: how do you vet contractor for remodel?

Waht do you look for to evaluate a contractor for a home remodeling project? Specifically, what helps you evaluate whether they will get a job done well? (I expect most reference/review will be heavil...
mdhills Home Improvement 6 719 04-22-2021, 09:53 AM
  0 Thread: The state of the Woodworking Market.....a supplier perspective.
Post: RE: The state of the Woodworking Market.....a supp...

Rob, thanks for sharing this perspective. On a related topic, WSJ also did a short clip on lumber supply chain: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m_5MkGbXXKc Matt
mdhills Woodworking Hand Tools 9 1,496 04-22-2021, 09:45 AM
  0 Thread: Workshop when living in a condo?
Post: RE: Workshop when living in a condo?

If planning to work *in* the condo, you might like something like Adrian Preda's original setup:   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ybvuuVRlSWc (he did later get some dedicated space that allowed for s...
mdhills Woodworking 24 10,755 04-21-2021, 09:10 AM
  0 Thread: Ripping twisted walnut?
Post: RE: Ripping twisted walnut?

(04-13-2021, 11:02 AM)Bill_de Wrote: Thank you so much!  I have a 14" Powermatic in good working condition. Sounds like you're all set. I'd recommend doing your initial milling oversize, then stick...
mdhills Woodworking 15 2,105 04-14-2021, 10:25 AM
  0 Thread: Now here is a man's dust collector
Post: RE: Now here is a man's dust collector

(04-06-2021, 03:04 PM)stav Wrote: Either that or they got one of those wind socks that are at used car dealerships. This would be an excellent accessory for anyone venting outside... an inflatable ...
mdhills Woodworking Power Tools 4 1,108 04-07-2021, 10:38 AM
  0 Thread: Tap, tap, tap...
Post: RE: Tap, tap, tap...

The word I think of for the AFD tools was "Delight". Not sure if it is meant more for the customers/audience, or the guys dreaming this up over the year. Matt
mdhills Woodworking Hand Tools 18 2,159 04-03-2021, 06:44 PM
  0 Thread: If you like the Ishitani videos on YouTube...
Post: RE: If you like the Ishitani videos on YouTube...

Thanks for sharing. I see the same left-handed slider; no crazy joinery circ saw, but he makes up for it with the tablesaw leg-making setup. And it seems like a very wide blade on a not very big bands...
mdhills Woodworking 10 1,603 04-02-2021, 12:50 PM
  0 Thread: sliding walls/doors
Post: sliding walls/doors

Anyone have recommendations for sliding doors/panels/wall hardware? We're looking to have a 9' opening between kitchen and family room, with the ability to close it off, so were thinking about some s...
mdhills Home Improvement 1 361 04-02-2021, 12:43 PM
  0 Thread: leg cutting
Post: leg cutting

This may be a well-known technique, but I don't recall seeing it before, so thought others might enjoy:   - curved legs from straight wood with no waste Matt
mdhills Woodworking 1 390 04-02-2021, 07:36 AM

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