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OT: What Do You Know About Recirculating Pumps? (Prevent Frozen Pipes)
Does anyone here know anything about using recirculating pumps to prevent frozen pipes in a house? I have a general idea of how they work but I've got specific situation I'm interested in. I've just...
1 week ago 58
 
craftsman 12 inch radial saw model number 113.29500
I just acquired a craftsman 12 inch radial saw model number 113.29500 with the original unpacking instructions and the original manual and parts list. If anyone is looking to get a copy of these...
10 months ago 8
 
Wood with light green tint
I have a chest that i am restoring and after getting layers of paint off i found that the wood has a light green tiny to it and is good looking peace, i was wondering what type of wood it is and what...
3 years ago 5
 
Blew Out/Burnt Up My Miter Saw - Suggestions Wanted
I was using my 15 YO Delta miter saw last night when the end cap of the motor housing blew off and landed about a foot from the saw. The saw seemed to still be working so I made a few more cuts....
3 years ago 71
 
looking for a decent plywood for a crawlspace "floor"
I have a crawlspace in the basement that has a dirt floor right now. I'd l ike to lay some sheets of 4x8 plywood (or other material) on it to make a s urface suitable for crawling on or putting things...
4 years ago 74
 
TV legal ad focused on table saw injuries
While watching Delta Force for the 23rd time, I saw an ad from a law firm going after table saw manufacturers. They showed injuries such as missing digits and nasty cuts with many stitches...the...
6 years ago 50
 
Glue that will adhere to melamine?
I added some oak trim to some black melamine shelves a few years ago, using some sort of glue, maybe it was Titebond. Hey, it stuck for a while. But then the weight of the stuff my daughter put on the...
8 years ago 12
 
Baltic birch vs. Poplar for Bathroom Cabinet
I am building a built-in painted cabinet for one of our bathrooms (which includes a shower). I am planning on using poplar for the face frames but was wondering whether it would be OK to use Baltic...
8 years ago 38
 
Workbench depth and height?
Workbench against the wall... Ideal depth from the wall? Ideal height from the ground? (Understanding there is no "ideal.") 1. Typical counter height is 30 inches. - If you are tall or short and...
9 years ago 37
 
Spraying Latex with HVLP
I have a Graco 3 stage HVLP. Love it for shellac, lacquer, poly, dye, etc. I bought a bigger tip. I have a 2qt pot that takes pressure from my compressor then a material line out to a gun which has...
9 years ago 23
 
Is horse chestnut wood good for anything?
It looks like we are going to have to a large horse chestnut tree taken out. Is the wood good for anything? If so, who might want it? The trunk is about 2-3 feet across near the bottom. It looks like...
11 years ago 117
 
Cut window in garage door
Is it possible to cut out a window on a regular garage door? I need to install a fresh-air intake grille for an exhaust fan, and the garage door appears to be the best location. I am not sure what the...
12 years ago 11
 
repairing a treadmill deck
A long while back I posted a question about repairing a treadmill deck. Most of the responses were helpful pointing me in the direction of oak as the decking material of choice. In the time since then...
12 years ago 8
 
Aligning hinges on box lid, or nearly anything else...
Sorry for this, but this has always mystified me. Given a small box that I can put a lid on with either a piano hinge or two smaller hinges, how on earth do I align it so that it closes perfectly? I...
12 years ago 21
 
thinning water based poly with alcohol
I just saw an article in Wood magazine where the author used denatured alcohol to "thin" water based poly claiming it allows bubbles to disperse etc. Has anyone tried this technique yet? If so, did...
12 years ago 6
 
ryobi reciprocating saw- blade falls out and gets stuck in wood
Hi, I just bought a Ryobi reciprocating saw- when I use it sometimes the blade comes off the unit and gets stuck in the wood. Why does this happen? Thanks KOS Because the clamping mechanism is not...
12 years ago 7
 
Rockwell International 46-111 wood lathe value
I was wondering if someone could let me know what a Rockwell Inter. 46-111 wood lathe is worth. The prices that I have found are from a 1973 catalog, the lathe was $139.99, the lathe and stand was...
12 years ago 12
 
insulated paint storage
Have had great answers in past..let's see on this one. Want to take one section of garage shelving (2x4 with brackets to hold cross pieces, 3/4" MDF for shelves, 24" front to back, 6' in length) and...
12 years ago 6
 
Question: Magnolia wood curing
My 30-foot-plus tall Evergreen Magnolia has died or is close to it. It still has a few green leaves, including some new ones, so I am giving it every chance to recover. When it is clearly completely...
13 years ago 7
 
Removing cabinet face frames from ply boxes
Hey ya'll, We've been going thru a rebuild process on a serious budget after the hurricanes in FL in '04.. We got given an entire kitchen full of wood cabinets, Oak face frames, and doors, finish 3/4"...
13 years ago 7