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  0 Thread: Another Porch Decking ???
Post: RE: Another Porch Decking ???

We put on a new 500 SF deck, in 2013, just outside Nashville, (so climate is probably similar to yours). I used SYP-PT, total waste of time and money. I stained it twice, in the first 4 years, to prot...
rlnguy Home Improvement 11 779 06-29-2021, 08:31 AM
  0 Thread: Garage door seal
Post: RE: Garage door seal

No real installation tips-except to make sure you have the right part. I was pretty limited on space, alongside the door, when I tried to do it myself-and ended up taking the metal rail off, and layin...
rlnguy Home Improvement 12 836 06-18-2021, 04:24 PM
  0 Thread: Garage door seal
Post: RE: Garage door seal

Be careful if ordering online. Rodents chewed a big hole in my door seal last fall. I searched online, found one that matched perfectly, according to their drawing. Ordered it, tried to put it in, and...
rlnguy Home Improvement 12 836 06-17-2021, 07:47 PM
  0 Thread: Tool for sawing wooden rods easily?
Post: RE: Tool for sawing wooden rods easily?

Couple comments- Having cut hundreds of canes, in a previous life (I worked at a place that sold canes, crutches, wheelchairs, etc). We had a pretty rudimentary shop. To cut a cane, we removed the rub...
rlnguy Woodworking Hand Tools 22 2,088 02-20-2021, 11:21 AM
  0 Thread: Sealing toilet on concrete floor
Post: RE: Sealing toilet on concrete floor

I had a similar problem when I moved into a new house, built on a slab. Within a couple of months the toilet started leaking. I called the builder, they sent a plumber. He tried to blame it on how I t...
rlnguy Home Improvement 8 647 02-20-2021, 10:52 AM
  0 Thread: Temporary Ramp
Post: RE: Temporary Ramp

I used a roll of roofing, when our ramp got slippery. I didn't have to fasten it, the weight held it just fine, even with a wheelchair going up and down. I'm in Tennessee, but grew up in Minnesota, I ...
rlnguy Home Improvement 8 909 01-09-2021, 11:06 AM
  0 Thread: Which Wixey angle gauge (table saw)
Post: RE: Which Wixey angle gauge (table saw)

My experience is the same as Oakey, and my feelings towards wixey, is also the same. Fool me once....
rlnguy Woodworking Power Tools 11 1,370 12-17-2020, 04:35 PM
  0 Thread: garage shop heater
Post: RE: garage shop heater

My garage shop is about 24x24, 14 ft ceilings-ceiling hung 240 heater-here when I bought the place. The biggest issue I see is the heat all sits up high. I put in a 52" ceiling fan-didn't help much, s...
rlnguy Woodworking 22 2,664 12-01-2020, 10:30 AM
  0 Thread: Problem with my Sawstop
Post: RE: Problem with my Sawstop

I had a similar problem, a couple of years ago, when ripping some treated deck boards. The saw would just stop, and the blade spin down. Restarted fine, then it would stop again. Finally started the s...
rlnguy Woodworking Power Tools 22 4,346 10-19-2020, 06:15 PM
  0 Thread: Putting tongue and groove on a ceiling
Post: RE: Putting tongue and groove on a ceiling

Did that in a house some years ago. Stained and put on a couple of coats of finish, before we hung it, then touched up joints as needed. Much easier. Hand nailed it-nail guns were pretty rare in thos...
rlnguy Home Improvement 12 1,877 10-11-2020, 08:22 PM
  0 Thread: keyless chuck removal
Post: RE: keyless chuck removal

I have used my impact driver to break them loose, a couple times. Before that, I put the screwdriver in, and hit the end of the handle, with a mallet, simultaneously applying twist to the handle. Neve...
rlnguy Woodworking Power Tools 19 2,878 09-18-2020, 10:41 AM
  0 Thread: Anyone use a Zero Clearance Insert with Saw Stop?
Post: RE: Anyone use a Zero Clearance Insert with Saw St...

I have one, on my SS contractor saw. The insert broke apart, the first couple times, as I tried to bring the blade up, for the initial cut through. Figured out I had to clamp a piece of wood on top of...
rlnguy Woodworking Power Tools 14 3,209 08-03-2020, 10:08 AM
  0 Thread: Stop using these immediately--Harbor Freight Recall
Post: RE: Stop using these immediately--Harbor Freight R...

I had 2 of these, the part number matched, but mine were labeled as 3 ton. The recall notice though, looked like 6 ton, had that p/n. I took them to HF, and they told me there was some confusion, but ...
rlnguy Home Improvement 25 5,990 06-01-2020, 05:19 PM
  0 Thread: Cutting Polycarbonate
Post: RE: Cutting Polycarbonate

I cut 6 (1/4") and 8mm (5/16") polycarbonate all the time, using a plain old combination blade, on tablesaw, bandsaw, even using a handheld jigsaw. In my experience, polycarbonate doesn't get hot and ...
rlnguy Woodworking 10 2,721 04-20-2020, 10:17 AM
  0 Thread: Frankensaw
Post: RE: Frankensaw

I think the original Performance sander was made that way-to be powered by a radial arm saw motor-I recall ads, and magazine articles about it. It might have been underpowered, dunno, but setting it u...
rlnguy Woodworking Power Tools 9 2,437 03-23-2020, 04:37 PM
  0 Thread: Digital collections
Post: RE: Digital collections

I got rid of 20+ years of several magazines, and got the digital ones. Some come on thumb drives some on DVD or CD. After initial purchase, every one I have offers a low cost update, which I usually g...
rlnguy Woodworking 33 9,606 03-04-2020, 01:56 PM
  0 Thread: electric garage door opener
Post: RE: electric garage door opener

I put in a Chamberlain B550 smart opener, a few months ago. It has the sectional track, and it fit tight, and isn't showing any sign of sagging-or at least no more than the 1 piece track the old opene...
rlnguy Home Improvement 22 6,170 02-08-2020, 01:28 PM
  0 Thread: Trimming kitchen island pedestal
Post: RE: Trimming kitchen island pedestal

I've bent 1/8" hardboard (masonite), around a 10" diameter disc, just using a little heat from a heat gun. You could wrap this, with one seam, where the ends meet. This large, probably would not need ...
rlnguy Woodworking 21 5,453 11-13-2019, 06:58 PM
  0 Thread: Question about Dremel tools.
Post: RE: Question about Dremel tools.

If you can braze or silver solder the parts together, it would be much easier to clean up.
rlnguy Woodworking Power Tools 23 6,409 05-14-2019, 03:35 PM
  0 Thread: Wheelchair ramp?
Post: RE: Wheelchair ramp?

FWIW, ADA guidelines apply to public buildings and accommodation. The 1:12 slope has been the "standard" for many years. It is the standard most wheelchairs are tested at, for stability, and such. Pro...
rlnguy Home Improvement 7 2,299 05-07-2019, 11:42 AM

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