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121. Re: [Shop-talk] First use for new multimeter (score: 1)
Author: Brian Kemp <bk13@earthlink.net>
Date: Thu, 01 Nov 2012 19:58:06 -0700
Scott - Easy thing first. Do you also have a pull chain that controls the light? Try that switch too. Someone might have switched it off that way instead of the remote. I expect this is not the case
/html/shop-talk/2012-11/msg00002.html (12,998 bytes)

122. Re: [Shop-talk] Shop Vac (score: 1)
Author: Brian Kemp <bk13@earthlink.net>
Date: Fri, 09 Nov 2012 16:59:08 -0800
Doug - Both Lowes and Home Depot typically have a shop vac or two as a black Friday special for a very low price. I picked up a Ridgid one to replace my failing 15 year old ShopVac screamer. It had a
/html/shop-talk/2012-11/msg00036.html (11,085 bytes)

123. Re: [Shop-talk] Another wandering off-topic.....GPS (score: 1)
Author: Brian Kemp <bk13@earthlink.net>
Date: Wed, 12 Dec 2012 16:08:24 -0800
Gerald - Lots of us share your annoyance with Garmin. I have a Nuvi (265 I think). I always try and look at a map first. I also use fastest time setting, but for me, it thinks Pacific Coast Highway t
/html/shop-talk/2012-12/msg00064.html (12,823 bytes)

124. Re: [Shop-talk] Replacing a duct (score: 1)
Author: Brian Kemp <bk13@earthlink.net>
Date: Sat, 19 Jan 2013 09:42:33 -0800
Tim - I'd be hesitant to cut the board you marked as a seam or any structure at all. Load standards today are not the same as when the house was built and lumber is not as strong. I did a cantilever
/html/shop-talk/2013-01/msg00059.html (12,285 bytes)

125. Re: [Shop-talk] Cutting roots (score: 1)
Author: Brian Kemp <bk13@earthlink.net>
Date: Tue, 22 Jan 2013 18:59:15 -0800
Eric - The reciprocating saw is probably the best recommendation, but I also second the recommendation of just trashing a blade in the chain saw. In the end the time saved may be worth the cost of a
/html/shop-talk/2013-01/msg00071.html (14,018 bytes)

126. Re: [Shop-talk] Alternative kitchen countertops? (score: 1)
Author: Brian Kemp <bk13@earthlink.net>
Date: Wed, 30 Jan 2013 18:27:10 -0800
Jim - If your existing counters are structurally good, have you considered a granite overlay? See http://www.granitetransformations.com/ as a sample. I can't speak to this specific vender other than
/html/shop-talk/2013-01/msg00141.html (12,431 bytes)

127. Re: [Shop-talk] Sanding cylinders on drill press (score: 1)
Author: Brian Kemp <bk13@earthlink.net>
Date: Sat, 16 Feb 2013 15:58:23 -0800
Lee - they are great for sanding curved edges that you cut with a jig, band, or scroll saw. Take a piece of thick plywood or a 1x and cut a hole about 1/2" bigger than the sanding bit you are using a
/html/shop-talk/2013-02/msg00033.html (11,073 bytes)

128. Re: [Shop-talk] Inexpensive framing nailer/compressor (score: 1)
Author: Brian Kemp <bk13@earthlink.net>
Date: Tue, 26 Feb 2013 19:31:21 -0800
I have a couple year old HF framing nailer and it works ok. I also have a box of HF nails of the maximum gauge that the gun can use. The nails are kind of thin compared to a 10 penny nail and I've ha
/html/shop-talk/2013-02/msg00054.html (12,082 bytes)

129. Re: [Shop-talk] Wall Tile Removal (score: 1)
Author: Brian Kemp <bk13@earthlink.net>
Date: Thu, 07 Mar 2013 20:06:35 -0800
Glenn - Most importantly, you need to keep the dust out of your lungs and the rest of the house. I recommend a respirator that you can pick up for under $30 at lots of places. Also, seal the door wit
/html/shop-talk/2013-03/msg00047.html (11,265 bytes)

130. Re: [Shop-talk] caulk gun (score: 1)
Author: Brian Kemp <bk13@earthlink.net>
Date: Tue, 12 Mar 2013 21:53:49 -0700
Brad - I have one of the orange caulk guns another list member mentioned. It is made by Cox and says Wexford and made in England. I thought I got it at Home Depot a number of years ago, but they don'
/html/shop-talk/2013-03/msg00060.html (11,449 bytes)

131. Re: [Shop-talk] Repairing plastic - weld or glue? (score: 1)
Author: Brian Kemp <bk13@earthlink.net>
Date: Mon, 18 Mar 2013 21:43:31 -0700
Jim - It all depends on the type of plastic. See if you can find the recycle triangle with a number in it on the back of a similar piece then look that up. If it is a clean break and a plastic that r
/html/shop-talk/2013-03/msg00105.html (14,646 bytes)

132. Re: [Shop-talk] Strange electrical house issues (score: 1)
Author: Brian Kemp <bk13@earthlink.net>
Date: Sun, 24 Mar 2013 13:52:50 -0700
Jim - It sounds like a circuit diagram is necessary to find out what wire is doing what. Some ideas to help (remembering that electricity is dangerous and you need to use appropriate caution): - Make
/html/shop-talk/2013-03/msg00112.html (12,250 bytes)

133. Re: [Shop-talk] Is there an electrical engineer in the house? (score: 1)
Author: Brian Kemp <bk13@earthlink.net>
Date: Thu, 11 Apr 2013 20:26:14 -0700
Scott - Take a look at http://www.amazon.com/gp/bestsellers/kitchen/3737281/ref=pd_zg_hrsr_k_1_4_last This is a link for "Best Sellers in Chafing Dishes". I found this after a search for "food warmer
/html/shop-talk/2013-04/msg00003.html (11,820 bytes)

134. Re: [Shop-talk] Non-skid replacement for hardwood floor strip? (score: 1)
Author: Brian Kemp <bk13@earthlink.net>
Date: Sat, 13 Apr 2013 10:41:05 -0700
Jim - Look at something like this from the Home Depot web site: I searched for "non-skid". It sounds exactly what you want and the first two five star reviews are the same stair application. www.home
/html/shop-talk/2013-04/msg00013.html (12,929 bytes)

135. Re: [Shop-talk] Anchoring railing posts (score: 1)
Author: Brian Kemp <bk13@earthlink.net>
Date: Sun, 14 Apr 2013 10:55:00 -0700
Jim, Two options for your consideration: 1 - If the railings are solid and your wife only doesn't like them based on the deteriorated finish, contact a local painting or iron works company. You may f
/html/shop-talk/2013-04/msg00017.html (10,956 bytes)

136. Re: [Shop-talk] clone HDD (score: 1)
Author: Brian Kemp <bk13@earthlink.net>
Date: Sun, 14 Apr 2013 16:08:23 -0700
Dave - Go to the manufacture's web site for your new drive if it didn't come with software. Cloning is a common action when people get new drives, so the manufactures make it easy. They will tell you
/html/shop-talk/2013-04/msg00023.html (10,966 bytes)

137. Re: [Shop-talk] slow disposal drain (score: 1)
Author: Brian Kemp <bk13@earthlink.net>
Date: Sun, 14 Apr 2013 16:16:20 -0700
Tim - I had a disposer where the drain hose got clogged. I also had a case where the trap under the sink was very restricted with gunk. I'd try a sink full of hot water first as was already recommend
/html/shop-talk/2013-04/msg00024.html (11,223 bytes)

138. Re: [Shop-talk] Easier EE question (score: 1)
Author: Brian Kemp <bk13@earthlink.net>
Date: Mon, 06 May 2013 16:55:56 -0700
Eric - I agree that you should try another breaker. But first, when you trip the breaker what else goes out? In other words, is it a dedicated circuit for the bed or is the circuit shared with someth
/html/shop-talk/2013-05/msg00024.html (12,767 bytes)

139. Re: [Shop-talk] Renting garage space (score: 1)
Author: Brian Kemp <bk13@earthlink.net>
Date: Thu, 09 May 2013 15:46:25 -0700
Talk to your insurance company and if you are in a city of some sort, also talk to them. My city does not allow rental of any part of your property in the residential area (other than the full proper
/html/shop-talk/2013-05/msg00045.html (12,617 bytes)

140. Re: [Shop-talk] dead battery (score: 1)
Author: Brian Kemp <bk13@earthlink.net>
Date: Tue, 14 May 2013 17:36:16 -0700
Mike - If there is any chance it is under warranty, take it back to the battery place to see if they can charge it with their charger. I would suspect they would rather help restore the battery inste
/html/shop-talk/2013-05/msg00059.html (10,867 bytes)


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