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  0 Thread: Install fan on gfci?
Post: RE: Install fan on gfci?

That would work. If it's a GFCI receptacle (vs. a breaker in your panel) you could wire it to the load side for the added protection to the fan. Most 15a GFCI receptacles protect 20a wired on the load...
MstrCarpenter Home Improvement 2 364 05-22-2024, 10:55 PM
  0 Thread: Drawer Lock Bit - Drawer Stock Sizing Question
Post: RE: Drawer Lock Bit - Drawer Stock Sizing Question

I think the beauty of the drawer lock joint is that it can be made with a single set-up on the router table if you're just making drawer boxes to which a drawer front will be mounted later. Using the ...
MstrCarpenter Woodworking 8 932 05-11-2024, 10:14 PM
  0 Thread: Bench Project
Post: RE: Bench Project

When I started reading this post, I wondered why you'd want a work bench on the front porch. Then I wondered why anyone would need a work bench with a curved top! Then the light came on; I like the de...
MstrCarpenter Woodworking Hand Tools 17 1,264 04-30-2024, 10:09 PM
  0 Thread: Handheld welder????
Post: RE: Handheld welder????

Whatever you decide to go with, get a decent helmet. If you can't see your weld pool clearly (as shown on professional welding videos) then you'll never get the same results they do. My first stick w...
MstrCarpenter Woodworking Power Tools 9 1,109 04-20-2024, 09:56 PM
  0 Thread: Made some router dust today.Oops!
Post: RE: Made some router dust today.Oops!

Well I'm no Machinist, but talking with a retired one from Sig Sauer (I'm guessing their work is more precise than I'll ever need.), He suggested I start with all 3 DRO's so I won't have to worry so m...
MstrCarpenter Woodworking Power Tools 8 988 04-18-2024, 10:41 PM
  0 Thread: What Is NEC
Post: RE: What Is NEC

Should we guess where that conduit goes? Would be more amusing to find it goes to an inverter generator.:no:
MstrCarpenter Home Improvement 7 975 04-16-2024, 09:06 PM
  0 Thread: Made some router dust today.Oops!
Post: RE: Made some router dust today.Oops!

pprobus Wrote: (04-16-2024, 06:17 AM) -- To the OP: If you're going to round over aluminum, a router's not the right tool. You need a milling machine. ;) -- Well it just so happens that I do hav...
MstrCarpenter Woodworking Power Tools 8 988 04-16-2024, 08:56 PM
  0 Thread: Made some router dust today.Oops!
Post: RE: Made some router dust today.Oops!

I'm not sure if they lock, but would assume they do. I have a lift but it's way too small for my P.C. 7518. My R.T. is just a piece of 3/8" aluminum plate with that Makita plunge mounted to the bottom...
MstrCarpenter Woodworking Power Tools 8 988 04-15-2024, 09:19 PM
  0 Thread: Made some router dust today.Oops!
Post: Made some router dust today.Oops!

I needed to mill a 1" roundover on some molding with a big old Makita plunge router dedicated to a R.T. station. One handy improvement it got years ago was replacing the aux. switch box with a 4" box ...
MstrCarpenter Woodworking Power Tools 8 988 04-15-2024, 07:31 PM
  0 Thread: Snowblower(s)
Post: Snowblower(s)

There was 8"+ snow forcasted for Thursday night and my JD27 has an issue with chain jumping the sprockets. Tried realigning and swapping a few bearings and 2hr.s later it still doesn't work. One of th...
MstrCarpenter Home Improvement 3 550 02-18-2024, 11:54 PM
  0 Thread: 'porch' lights on a 6x6 post?
Post: RE: 'porch' lights on a 6x6 post?

KC Wrote: (02-14-2024, 12:07 PM) -- Never occurred to me that the fixture would probably cover the shallow pan/box.  Doh! [head slap] -- I know I said it might not have to be recessed, but accordin...
MstrCarpenter Home Improvement 7 979 02-16-2024, 04:31 PM
  0 Thread: 'porch' lights on a 6x6 post?
Post: RE: 'porch' lights on a 6x6 post?

Depending on what light you choose, recessing the shallow 3-1/2" or 4" pan box may not be necessary. Drill for the romex connector, and fill the hole with silicone caulk just before you mount the box ...
MstrCarpenter Home Improvement 7 979 02-13-2024, 11:57 PM
  0 Thread: 12" Tubing for columns?
Post: RE: 12" Tubing for columns?

I build porch columns (and wraps) with four boards of equal width (usually PVC). For a 12" x 12" post I'll use 4) 3/4" x 11-1/4" (Vs. two at 12" and two at 10-1/2") Smaller posts, like 5-1/2" get a 1/...
MstrCarpenter Home Improvement 4 596 02-10-2024, 11:49 PM
  0 Thread: Bandsaw Tire Question
Post: RE: Bandsaw Tire Question

I changed just the top one on a 14" about 3 mo.s ago. No problems yet. They were both new about 5yr.s ago.
MstrCarpenter Woodworking Power Tools 3 713 02-01-2024, 01:03 AM
  0 Thread: Moisture problem in new shop!
Post: RE: Moisture problem in new shop!

Gutters may help; especially on the uphill side. The next thing I would consider is a perimeter drain on the uphill side, buried lower than the footing. I don't know how far the grade slopes uphill fr...
MstrCarpenter Woodworking 62 6,517 02-01-2024, 12:57 AM
  0 Thread: hairline cracks in poly rough-in tub
Post: RE: hairline cracks in poly rough-in tub

A plumbing supply house will have names of few people that repair them. It's not an easy task to match the finish but on the ones I've had repaired you could not find the repair, even with bright ligh...
MstrCarpenter Home Improvement 6 741 01-24-2024, 01:38 AM
  0 Thread: Go Board
Post: RE: Go Board

Sorry, Ditra is the uncoupling membrane; I use that too. Kerdi Board is the product I used on the walk-in shower walls and niche. It's 1/2" polystyrene with Kerdi membrane attached. Kerdi strips and c...
MstrCarpenter Home Improvement 5 897 01-21-2024, 10:43 PM
  0 Thread: Go Board
Post: RE: Go Board

Looks like a different color Ditra by Schluter. I've used that system on a walk-in shower along with the pitched floor and curb. (the floor was longer than 5', so a foot more was filled with dry pack ...
MstrCarpenter Home Improvement 5 897 01-20-2024, 11:51 PM
  0 Thread: Way to cut bead profile manually on cabinet face frame
Post: RE: Way to cut bead profile manually on cabinet fa...

I just looked at the offset base for a Bosch palm router. I couldn't find a bottom view, but found what i was looking for in the replacement "Sub-Base" (two for less than $20; wherever I saw them). It...
MstrCarpenter Woodworking 21 2,075 01-19-2024, 10:49 PM
  0 Thread: coping foot
Post: coping foot

I just received the coping foot I had ordered and it's too big for the jigsaw I want to use it on. The saw is a older small Makita barrel grip with a paddle switch (model JG1600). It would be perfect ...
MstrCarpenter Woodworking Power Tools 1 476 01-17-2024, 11:43 PM

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