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  0 Thread: I need to sister a rafter. Am I on the right track? Updated
Post: RE: I need to sister a rafter. Am I on the right ...

It’s probably way overkill but I would sandwich a strip of plywood between the rafter and the lumber you are sistering. I’d vote for some glue as part of the sandwich.  Construction glue is amazingly ...
DustyDan Home Improvement 13 1,304 03-17-2021, 01:09 AM
  0 Thread: Non-symmetrical cabinet knobs spinning.
Post: RE: Non-symmetrical cabinet knobs spinning.

I would at least try some of those waffle washers lie these. https://www.homedepot.com/p/Everbilt-1-4.../202704603. If that doesn't help then back to fill the groves and find a new knob.
DustyDan Home Improvement 6 536 02-23-2021, 09:31 PM
  0 Thread: Running ethernet cable
Post: RE: Running ethernet cable

I do what Robert Adams said.  The punch down works really well and a cable without a connector will fit through a much smaller hole more easily.  Just make sure to look at the package and use the same...
DustyDan Home Improvement 15 2,204 11-25-2020, 01:23 AM
  0 Thread: Any restrictions to putting an electrical outlet next to toilet?
Post: RE: Any restrictions to putting an electrical outl...

Unless it is for a bidet    :D :D :D :D My dad put one in when he was 85.  The next time I was over at the house he wanted to demonstrate it to me.  He reaches over to the wash button and the little...
DustyDan Home Improvement 9 1,511 10-30-2020, 06:22 PM
  0 Thread: Painting my office
Post: RE: Painting my office

Grey hair on the office worker too   
DustyDan Home Improvement 14 2,315 10-14-2020, 09:48 PM
  0 Thread: Anyone used 1-800-GOT-JUNK?
Post: RE: Anyone used 1-800-GOT-JUNK?

Best Buy will allow you to "recycle" up to 3 items per day.  They don't check your ID so no problem. This is California of course so your local Best Buy may be different.  I've taken in 22" professio...
DustyDan Home Improvement 25 3,692 10-08-2020, 01:58 PM
  0 Thread: Home alarm wiring
Post: RE: Home alarm wiring

The resistor should be at the door sensor (reed switch) because a crafty thief could just jumper the wires and the panel would not see a change.  Of course the thief would have to get inside to do the...
DustyDan Home Improvement 6 1,554 06-14-2020, 02:23 AM
  0 Thread: toilet hose replacement
Post: RE: toilet hose replacement

I change the hoses every 10 years, needed or not.  A flood would be devastating.  I have also heard that some insurance companies will not cover water damage from a burst hose since it is a maintenanc...
DustyDan Home Improvement 11 3,534 05-05-2020, 12:25 PM
  0 Thread: drywall primer and ceiling paint- recommendations?
Post: RE: drywall primer and ceiling paint- recommendati...

Just a little tip....you can get the primer tinted to near the final color.  That way you may get away with one coat of final color.  It costs little to nothing from the store.  Even Home Depot didn't...
DustyDan Home Improvement 10 3,298 05-05-2020, 12:19 PM
  0 Thread: Things made from scrap wood 3 guys sent us
Post: RE: Things made from scrap wood 3 guys sent us

Beautiful work :)
DustyDan Woodworking Power Tools 3 974 03-04-2020, 05:22 PM
  0 Thread: pipe dope on hot water heater
Post: RE: pipe dope on hot water heater

I have had unions leak before, an ocasional drip. My fix was to give it a few days and the leak creates enough corrosion to "heal" the leak.  This is only a once in  a while sort of thing. Not very p...
DustyDan Home Improvement 13 3,366 01-31-2020, 12:25 PM
  0 Thread: Bandsaw Tires
Post: RE: Bandsaw Tires

I too went with urethane tires from my local Woodcraft.  After reading the instructions about the hot water I took the pan off the stove and walked carefully the 200 feet to the workshop trying not to...
DustyDan Woodworking Power Tools 23 10,086 11-19-2019, 03:15 AM
  0 Thread: homeowners hiring day workers
Post: RE: homeowners hiring day workers

My homeowners insurance specifically has coverage for "ocasional" workers.  Nice peace of mind.  Now is the mow blow and go guy considered ocasional?  He only comes by every two weeks.  It's a big gre...
DustyDan Home Improvement 10 3,631 08-02-2019, 11:38 PM
  0 Thread: HVAC R22 or R410a?
Post: RE: HVAC R22 or R410a?

It helps that you are a top notch technician   :cool:
DustyDan Home Improvement 14 3,626 05-28-2019, 06:31 PM
  0 Thread: Sampler tool chest
Post: RE: Sampler tool chest

Beautiful Work   :)  Inspirational
DustyDan Woodworking Hand Tools 11 4,063 04-24-2019, 05:11 PM
  0 Thread: Feather boards and Push sticks, oh my....
Post: RE: Feather boards and Push sticks, oh my....

Just my 2 cents but I also find the Grabber push block a game changing accessory  :D
DustyDan Woodworking Power Tools 4 1,983 01-30-2019, 04:59 PM
  0 Thread: WIFI 2door bell
Post: RE: WIFI 2door bell

I don't think you will find a wifi doorbell that doesn't include a video camera/motion detector. We have the Ring doorbell and it works great.  You can use the existing wires to keep it charged of if...
DustyDan Home Improvement 1 1,460 12-27-2018, 06:19 PM
  0 Thread: Water Heater Questions
Post: RE: Water Heater Questions

While I admit I know nothing about code....I have water heaters both at home and at work and they have been dealt with differently, see below. At the office it is a small electric water heater with t...
DustyDan Home Improvement 17 9,355 07-17-2018, 03:57 PM
  0 Thread: The new Mikiespace - 40X64X16 Pole Barn
Post: RE: The new Mikiespace - 40X64X16 Pole Barn

Grainger seems to have them in different lengths.  Starting about $175.00. HTH
DustyDan Woodworking 681 305,685 05-10-2018, 07:15 PM
  0 Thread: Disaster averted
Post: RE: Disaster averted

It was surely a good thing that you walked out to shut it down for your trip. The Nest Drop cam allow you to see inside the shop from your cell phone but it will also display the temperature.  No ala...
DustyDan Woodworking 13 5,427 02-06-2018, 08:52 PM

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