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  1. Thread: My First Hub

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    Re: My First Hub

    Wow! Very Interesting Joe. I learned a lot from your article which I never knew.
    Thank you very much.

    roger
  2. Thread: Snow Shoveling

    by rogerg
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    Re: Snow Shoveling

    If you have a customer that doesn't want any dirt in their house then there is a time element trying to keep things clean. Therefor if there is time then there is a cost. If you are paying employees...
  3. Thread: Snow Shoveling

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    Can't say I agree with you dgbldr.
    I personally have never had a contract with any work I have ever done.
    Plus, I'm paid usually around $60.00 an hour for whatever I do. No matter what.If a...
  4. Thread: Snow Shoveling

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    Re: Snow Shoveling

    [QUOTE=Trebruchet;686496]"You're not a brain surgeon."

    There used be an old joke similar to that. and the answer was " I used to be a brain surgeon but I decided to make more money doing this"...
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    Re: Trying to frame around multiple obstacles

    A number of ways but one quickee is to ramset wood nailers to the steel beam and the concrete wall then just ladder it to fit.

    roger
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    Re: Brake Bending Tips anyone?

    Like Tom said 'mark one side" either with a marker or tape. With all the flipping back and forth (bending) you lose sight of what is inside and what is outside.

    roger
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    Re: Forum-How it works?

    Sometimes when I've sent something it's not in the 'sent file' but in the 'Outbox' for some reason. Some cases it did in fact send but some others I'm not sure.

    roger
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    Re: Forum-How it works?

    I don't know about all those problems but sometimes I have found a message to me that has been weeks old because I rarely check for messages as they are very far and few anyways. Maybe he hasn;t...
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    Re: Attempt to Increase ...

    I am intrigued with this tool ( I seem to have every other 'new"drywall tool) so could you explain a little of the learning curve.

    roger
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    Re: the new light weight drywall

    Back in the very early 70's I built my house and wanted to use this new stuff called ABS pipe for the drains. A number of the professional plumbers in the area advised me not to use it. Stick to...
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    Re: Ba. fan water damage

    Just a final quicky. Focus on the room. Focus on what is happening in that room during a hot bath or shower.
    You have a very hot room with the air 'super' saturated with water.
    If you have...
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    Re: Ba. fan water damage

    I'm about 1000 miles due north of you and our temps today are about the same. Same for humidity. My indoor humidity is around 43% and my aluminum windows are sweating like hell.(what my bathroom fan...
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    Re: Ba. fan water damage

    Different people keep mentioning climate which has, I believe little to do with condensation.
    It all has to do with 'dew point'. There is always some moisture in the air and depending on...
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    Re: Career advice for an aspiring carpenter

    "Show up on time every day, don't be afraid to be the first guy to go back to work after breaks, give the boss a full days work every day"

    It really is as simple as that. Plus keeping all negative...
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    Re: Ba. fan water damage

    Heavy moist air goes up at a slower rate than horizontal. It stays in the ductwork a little longer and increases the possibility of condensation. Usually any condensation in a horizontal run, runs...
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    Re: Ba. fan water damage

    One guess would be that the moist air is condensing in the ductwork and running back. You want the condensing to take place 'after' it leaves the house. Maybe too much vertical and/or not enough...
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    Re: Make up air for atmospheric water heater

    Just an aside; the company I used to work for also did gas inspections and if there ever was a combustion air or venting problem ALL the gas appliances were Red Tagged(turned off) until the problem...
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    Re: Make up air for atmospheric water heater

    I'm not saying you are wrong. You as a contractor is looking it as a contractor. Me as a gas fitter for 4 decades has come across a multitude of back drafting for various reasons and never had to...
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    Re: Make up air for atmospheric water heater

    Sort of an unusual way to solve a venting problem but hey, it's your call.

    roger
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    Re: Make up air for atmospheric water heater

    I have a gas licence but it's been a few years and different areas have different codes. Here are a few things from MY experience: How do you know there wasn't spillage problems before you got there?...
  21. Re: How to calculate the energy cost for electric baseboard heat

    Exactly! I told my wife that when I'm dead and gone (and not able to fix anything), buy a house with electric baseboard heaters. As much as I think elect costs are high PLUS transmission costs, etc...
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    Re: bits sticking in impact driver chuck

    It happens quite often in my 18v Makita. I need a pair of pliers to yank it out. I find the end (in the driver) gets slightly peend (?)over slightly. With your finger nail you can feel it. I either...
  23. Re: Is it time to head back to Michigan to work in the construction industry?

    Good point. On our side of Lake Huron we will see sunsets but on your side I would think you would see sunrises.

    roger
  24. Re: Installing stairway skirting on finished stairs

    From the looks of your pictures starting over is a good idea. If that is ceramic tile on those steps you really have your work cut out for you. Don't feel bad.
    Everyone here has had to do many...
  25. Thread: winter gloves

    by rogerg
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    Re: winter gloves

    I've always had trouble with cold hands. Even if its only about 45F I lose all feeling in my fingers whether I'm wearing gloves or not. When I pick up a nail, I only know I;m holding it because I can...
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