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  0 Thread: Alternative to vinyl shutters
Post: RE: Alternative to vinyl shutters

LarsonShutter.com sells heavy aluminum shutters
petertay15 Home Improvement 9 739 05-01-2021, 02:19 PM
  0 Thread: Replacing A Toilet
Post: RE: Replacing A Toilet

We just replaced a 10-year-old toilet that always needed to be plunged. The first problem was that the room had 10-inch rough-in but they had bought a 12-inch toilet. To make up for the difference, ...
petertay15 Home Improvement 20 1,371 04-30-2021, 02:11 PM
  0 Thread: Toilet Tank
Post: Toilet Tank

Just installed a new American Standard toilet. For the tank, it says tighten the nuts until the tank sits on the ceramic ribs on the stool. Now Wife asks me to fix the wobbly tank in the other bathr...
petertay15 Home Improvement 2 340 04-18-2021, 04:29 PM
  0 Thread: Everything on Backorder!
Post: RE: Everything on Backorder!

Even toilets are hard to find. Of course box stores carry them, but many models are marked Out of Stock.
petertay15 Woodworking Power Tools 40 7,023 04-16-2021, 06:49 PM
  0 Thread: Cutting wooden disks
Post: RE: Cutting wooden disks

Zack, you can get hole saws where the hole saw screws onto the shank, but no drill bit attached. Not near my shop today, so can’t show a photo.
petertay15 Woodworking 19 1,428 04-02-2021, 08:22 PM
  0 Thread: Premature Failure of Pressure Treated (Ground Contact) wood
Post: RE: Premature Failure of Pressure Treated (Ground ...

A neighbor, when he built an addition, used all wood for the basement wall. When I asked if he wasn’t afraid that it would rot, said, “Supposed to last 90 years.” Are there different grades of the stu...
petertay15 Home Improvement 10 1,239 03-24-2021, 02:10 PM
  0 Thread: Need a toilet that can flush a grapefruit
Post: RE: Need a toilet that can flush a grapefruit

Our similar problem was solved when we took out the wax seal with attached plastic liner. Replaced it with regular wax ring. Apparently the plastic funnel was catching things, so we had to use the plu...
petertay15 Home Improvement 33 2,170 03-13-2021, 08:31 PM
  0 Thread: Delta Table Saw Fence
Post: RE: Delta Table Saw Fence

Yes, the fence is working correctly. Yes, the label says “Proudly made in America.” I have a manual for model 36-650–Industrial model but very similar. The parts list shows a spring for the fence, b...
petertay15 Woodworking Power Tools 7 745 03-13-2021, 01:55 PM
  0 Thread: Delta Table Saw Fence
Post: RE: Delta Table Saw Fence

Here is a pic. The little spring is shown on top of the fence.
petertay15 Woodworking Power Tools 7 745 03-13-2021, 07:52 AM
  0 Thread: Delta Table Saw Fence
Post: Delta Table Saw Fence

Older Delta 10-inch saw. The nameplate does not have a model #, but the serial is 93 K 94732. While adjusting the fence, I took it apart just to see how it works. Okay, I see, so I put it together. ...
petertay15 Woodworking Power Tools 7 745 03-12-2021, 09:17 PM
  0 Thread: Is there any way to “fix” the rough cut side so it will stain nicely?
Post: RE: Is there any way to “fix” the rough cut side s...

Wouldn’t you sand it smooth?
petertay15 Finishing 7 666 02-21-2021, 09:06 PM
  0 Thread: Fuzz on Basement Wall
Post: Fuzz on Basement Wall

The limestone foundation is solid, 120 years old. The basement is always dry. The house is new to us, so have no past experience, but did not seem fuzzy when we bought it two years ago. Perhaps forme...
petertay15 Home Improvement 4 583 01-22-2021, 03:14 PM
  0 Thread: What is the best idea to do with feature wall over fireplace!
Post: RE: What is the best idea to do with feature wall ...

In spite of all the good questions, I’ll get the ball rolling by showing what we did in an old farmhouse.
petertay15 Home Improvement 8 857 01-18-2021, 01:00 PM
  0 Thread: Doh!
Post: RE: Doh!

I cry with you when you discover it. I know, because I cry for myself now and then.
petertay15 Woodworking 21 1,976 01-18-2021, 12:49 PM
  0 Thread: Using Wide Boards
Post: RE: Using Wide Boards

Several have mentioned they would not flip the board. I was probably wrong when I said that. The cabinet maker may have said he turned them over. Anyway, thank you for your thoughts about wide boards....
petertay15 Woodworking 26 2,471 01-15-2021, 05:03 PM
  0 Thread: Using Wide Boards
Post: Using Wide Boards

A professional cabinet maker I know buys oak by the truckload. He tells me that every wide board gets cut lengthwise, one side flipped end for end, then glued back together. He says using wide boards...
petertay15 Woodworking 26 2,471 01-15-2021, 02:12 PM
  0 Thread: Have you made a parsons table?
Post: RE: Have you made a parsons table?

Stoppy, I had previously seen the YouTube link. Thanks for including it. That video shows a worst case, since he makes no allowance for expansion. He simply screwed the tap to the aprons. In the com...
petertay15 Woodworking 4 714 01-09-2021, 02:14 PM
  0 Thread: Breadboard Ends
Post: RE: Breadboard Ends

About the 1/16th depression: When buying a leather couch, the pamphlet says all natural leather has imperfections. That applies to woodworking too. If it’s not made of plywood/veneer, there may be ...
petertay15 Woodworking 24 2,260 01-09-2021, 02:07 PM
  0 Thread: Have you made a parsons table?
Post: Have you made a parsons table?

There are various table styles called “Parsons” but I’ve been asked to make one with the legs protruding through the top. From the pictures I see online, to looks as if expansion/shrinkage would force...
petertay15 Woodworking 4 714 01-08-2021, 03:21 PM
  0 Thread: Breadboard Ends
Post: RE: Breadboard Ends

Yes the thickness of the top can make it very heavy. I’m making a 7-foot dining table of ash with 20-inch extensions on each end. To keep the weight down, the top is being made of 4/4, but in order ...
petertay15 Woodworking 24 2,260 01-07-2021, 10:20 PM

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