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    Re: Outlet boxes in the basement

    If you already have an electrician lined up,and if he's ok with you roughing inthe boxes, ask him about height, spacing, and materials. He's a licensed electrician right?
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    Re: Quick Draw tape measure

    The video says you get 100 marks per load ... that will last until morning coffee break. Then you have to rummage through your toolbelt to find another skinny lead and hope it hasn't broken.
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    Re: Designing mouldings without a ruler

    I can follow a lot of that, but not all. Interesting that someone had the foresight to create a complicated diagram that could transcend languages.
    On the right is a notation 1/2 d. Wonder what d...
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    Re: Anthem security breach

    Tv news item today, a large number of stolen data at anthem is kids info, the tv is predicting a lot of credit apps in the kids names. Those problems may nt b discoveredf a long time.
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    Re: soap stone countertops

    Timely discussion, i hope it gets some good responses. We have been slowly redoing our kitchen, we,re down to the counters and backsplash. It,s been 2 yrs since the last phase and my "customer" is...
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    Re: avoid this surgery if you can

    Best of luck to you Beez. have you found a favorite daytime tv show yet?

    It's too late to help you, but we made a change at the house that has worked well. Wife and I are approaching the old...
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    Re: Leave in place tile spacing bars

    Good idea Don, but doesn't it make the tongue depressors taste funny?
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    Re: Concrete X-Ray?

    I have used GPR to locate old fuel oil tanks, but the image requires a specialist to interpret. It's not even close to the medical xrays you are familiar with, it's more of seeing "areas of...
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    Re: Unreasonable customers

    Maybe, but the problem is that you have managed to get on her bad side, she seems to have found a couple of valid issues, so now she is going to be looking for everything. You have a deep hole to...
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    Re: Unreasonable customers

    If the door is wrong, and the texture doesn't match, and there are blemishes on the finished faces, then she might be right.
  11. Thread: Code puzzlers

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    Re: Code puzzlers

    I missed the part about minimum 7 ft horizontal dimension. I agree you have more than enough length, but does the 7 ft horizontal apply to length as well as width? If so I don't think the room is...
  12. Thread: Code puzzlers

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    Re: Code puzzlers

    I don't understand your question. The calculated habitable area of the room is 5'-4" x the length, so unless your jurisdiction has a minimum SF to be considered a habitable room ... there isn't an...
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    Re: Unreasonable customers

    What is she not liking? The quality of your work, or the the finished product doesn't come out like she had imagined? How detailed was the scope? Any drawn plans, or just a verbal description?
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  14. Re: "collimated green laser w/ target beam dia. is a bit over 1/32 inch (1 mm) at 50'

    Totally off topic, but ... how do you use the laser to aim the telescope?
  15. Re: Electrical current feeling through laptop case and other issues.

    Is the brown wire for a 3-way switch?
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    Re: grout resist coating for natual stone

    Don't use cooking oil, if you don't get all of it out of the tile you run the risk of having it go rancid, and you might end up tearing out all the sandstone.
    And if you live in Arizona, Alannah has...
  17. Re: Lowes Pays fine and agrees to comply with RRP...

    I wonder what will happen to the Lowes contractors who were identified as cauing the problem. Do you suppose there is a clause in their contract with Lowes that all passing on a portion of the fine?
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    Re: Finishing plywood

    What is causing the need for the plywood? If it's an engineer-driven requiremtn, why do you have to care if the occupant grumbles?
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    Re: Yeah I can do that...

    How did the customer find you? And have you seen a picture of the new part installed?
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    Re: Finish mail through plumbing.

    [QUOTE=Baldwin;702313] but I seriously doubt the plumber took time to document your case. He works by the hour and is not being paid to take pictures and gather evidence.
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    Everbody has a...
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    Re: Backerboard Over Saltillo Tile

    TReal saltillo is a pretty soft tile, it should be easy to break out. Even if you leave the mud bed you will have taken it down an inch.
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    Re: Store tile outside in cold weather?

    And be sure to bring it inside in plenty of time for the tiles in the middle of the packages to come to room temp.
  23. Thread: Backlit tile

    by e hilton
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    Re: Backlit tile

    If I'm seeing the video correctly, the light is coming through the grout lines not the tile. Or maybe where the grout should be, I didn't watch the whole thing. Let's start on the opposite end: if...
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    Re: Another Jolt For Journalism

    I can sort-of see the part about free lance photographers, but the cell phone pictures by the reporters is going to lead to some less than stellar shots.
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    Re: Oklahoma destruction

    [QUOTE=kfc510;688093] it seems like there should be a reinforced-concrete underground bunker at the schools. QUOTE]

    Why underground? Think how big that would have to be. And what if attendance...
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