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  0 Thread: Drawer Lock Bit - Drawer Stock Sizing Question
Post: RE: Drawer Lock Bit - Drawer Stock Sizing Question

No. It will not be the same. You will have to compensate for the depth of cut both ways.
Willyou Woodworking 8 947 05-11-2024, 09:27 AM
  0 Thread: mulch options for grass seed
Post: RE: mulch options for grass seed

Hydro seeding is an option. I don't know what the cost comparison might be, but the hydro seeding includes seed, mulch, and application all at once. Could be favorable cost.
Willyou Home Improvement 24 2,577 04-24-2024, 03:34 PM
  0 Thread: Protecting SYP outdoors
Post: RE: Protecting SYP outdoors

Two things to consider or ask as you are doing further research: 1) How much will the chemical you apply leach out ot the wood timbers when it is dry or cured vs wet? 2) If a chemical gets into to soi...
Willyou Finishing 6 637 04-11-2024, 09:22 AM
  0 Thread: Battery Powered Chainsaw
Post: RE: Battery Powered Chainsaw

Not what you asked, but I have had a corded electric for years and, except for the cord, it is as good as a gas model. I've cut down small trees with it (8-10" trunk). Around small property, the cord ...
Willyou Home Improvement 37 3,820 04-04-2024, 05:46 PM
  0 Thread: Moisture Meter Suggestion
Post: RE: Moisture Meter Suggestion

jteneyck Wrote: (03-24-2024, 06:25 PM) -- Yes, absolutely.  Direct measurement always is best.  That's why kiln operators use weigh samples in the stack, and pull them out to weigh periodically.  Tho...
Willyou Woodworking 25 2,144 03-24-2024, 07:52 PM
  0 Thread: Moisture Meter Suggestion
Post: RE: Moisture Meter Suggestion

jteneyck Wrote: (03-24-2024, 09:47 AM) -- Pin meters measure around the depth of penetration.  Pins that extend 1/16" into the wood, to use your example, can't read the moisture at the center of the ...
Willyou Woodworking 25 2,144 03-24-2024, 03:57 PM
  0 Thread: Moisture Meter Suggestion
Post: RE: Moisture Meter Suggestion

titanxt Wrote: (03-23-2024, 02:13 PM) -- Would electricity waste energy (amps?) in seeking 18% moisture at a slightly greater depth over the 14% moisture between the probes for less resistance? Moist...
Willyou Woodworking 25 2,144 03-23-2024, 08:43 PM
  0 Thread: Moisture Meter Suggestion
Post: RE: Moisture Meter Suggestion

Hmm. So. Since you are unwilling/unable to give further clarification, I will assume you also don't know. Thanks for trying.
Willyou Woodworking 25 2,144 03-23-2024, 01:49 PM
  0 Thread: Moisture Meter Suggestion
Post: RE: Moisture Meter Suggestion

I understand what you are saying. But one thing I know for sure is that current will follow the path of least resistance. I think I can reason my way through what you say this way. Yes. If you slice t...
Willyou Woodworking 25 2,144 03-22-2024, 05:10 PM
  0 Thread: Moisture Meter Suggestion
Post: RE: Moisture Meter Suggestion

Someone please correct me if I'm wrong. My understanding is that moisture meters work by sending a current through the wood and that more moisture carries current more easily. In other words, the curr...
Willyou Woodworking 25 2,144 03-22-2024, 09:31 AM
  0 Thread: Offset venting for replacement kitchen fan?
Post: RE: Offset venting for replacement kitchen fan?

I assume the ducting in the stud cavity will be something like 2 1/2 x 10 rectangular metal. Can you just install that ducting in the cavity you have and then notch a wedge shape in the offending stud...
Willyou Home Improvement 10 1,074 03-20-2024, 10:16 AM
  0 Thread: Stain or Paint?
Post: RE: Stain or Paint?

Black lacquer spray cans work well:
Willyou Finishing 2 444 03-19-2024, 09:00 AM
  0 Thread: Walnut or Elm?
Post: RE: Walnut or Elm?

Wait for the little shoots to develop and see what the leave look like. Thanks to Dutch Elm disease, it would be rare to find an American elm.
Willyou Woodworking 5 782 03-17-2024, 10:39 PM
  0 Thread: bed rail hardware
Post: RE: bed rail hardware

Nice job. Love it! I suggested bed bolts, but your choice was correct.
Willyou Woodworking 19 2,452 03-14-2024, 09:50 AM
  0 Thread: Aniline Dye and Glue
Post: RE: Aniline Dye and Glue

I think I remember answers to this question on other forums being that the dye will not affect the glue-ip, but don't take that to the bank without confirmation. However, maybe you could spray the dye...
Willyou Finishing 4 705 03-12-2024, 02:31 PM
  0 Thread: Old House Electrical
Post: RE: Old House Electrical

Roly Wrote: (03-09-2024, 06:10 PM) -- 2014 permitted adding a separate ground wire when replacing a ungrounded outlet.   Roly 2014 Code Language: 250.130(C) Nongrounding Receptacle Replacement or B...
Willyou Home Improvement 14 1,340 03-09-2024, 08:50 PM
  0 Thread: Old House Electrical
Post: RE: Old House Electrical

Roly Wrote: (03-09-2024, 03:06 PM) -- No, they do not need a ground if they are downstream of the gfci. to work on a ground fault.   I would not assume just because they are marked ungrounded that th...
Willyou Home Improvement 14 1,340 03-09-2024, 03:36 PM
  0 Thread: Old House Electrical
Post: RE: Old House Electrical

BAdams Wrote: (03-09-2024, 08:19 AM) -- Non-grounding receptacles can be replaced with grounding-type where they are fed from a GFCI.  These must be marked "GFCI Protected" and "No Equipment Ground"....
Willyou Home Improvement 14 1,340 03-09-2024, 11:59 AM
  0 Thread: Old House Electrical
Post: RE: Old House Electrical

Thanks for all the replies. I'm afraid I don't understand all of what you said, but I now know what a bootleg is. I can't easily give you any more information as the house is about 200 miles away an...
Willyou Home Improvement 14 1,340 03-09-2024, 11:32 AM
  0 Thread: Old House Electrical
Post: Old House Electrical

A family member has an old house probably built in the '50s. The electrical system is not grounded. However, the panel has breakers not fuses. First question: Would the breakers likely be original or ...
Willyou Home Improvement 14 1,340 03-07-2024, 06:41 PM

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