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  1. Thread: LED bulbs

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    Re: LED bulbs

    I agree that the technology is there. I am replacing incandescent and halogen lamps in my home and recommend them to customers. You just have to know what you're buying.
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    Re: niche markets/ career direction

    You should have no trouble establishing yourself in Santa Cruz as it is over-served by surfers and hippies. Present yourself as a qualified professional in your appearance and your advertising and...
  3. Thread: LED bulbs

    by Mark G
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    Re: LED bulbs

    The term is lamps rather than bulbs. The thing to pay attention to with LED's is CRI, Color Rendition Index, it should be at least 80. And the color temperature in degrees kelvin. 2700K to 3000K is...
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    Re: Tiling a Remodel Bathroom with Schluter

    The question of the strength of your subfloor has to do with joist span, size, and spacing as well as plywood stiffness.
    Hardi won't add stiffness. Ditra is all you need. Personally, on a small...
  5. Re: Electrical current feeling through laptop case and other issues.

    You found the problem. You've got hot/neutral reversed somewhere assuming you're testing the circuit without any load on it. Look for a neutral/ground short as well.
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    Re: Schluter vs. Redguard - thinset?

    The manufacturers recommendations for their products are always best. However, I use latex modified thinset with Schluter with good results.
    Noble also recommends latex modified thinset I believe.
  7. Thread: metal rafters?

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    Re: metal rafters?

    There are span tables on line for metal framing members. They will tell you what gauge metal you need to use for this load. The hard part is going to be straightening the old boards and roof...
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    Re: Makita Li Batteries

    FYI, on e-bay you can get these batteries for about half the cost from China. They arrive in a couple of weeks and don't have the Makita markings on them. I bought 6 and one went bad after a few...
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    Re: Question for Bosch Table saw users

    I made my own router plate from 1/4" aluminum and routed a place for it in the extension table on my Rousseau. Not too difficult. The result is similar to Rockler's router lift 'cause I have the...
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    Re: Karran undermount sinks with laminate tops

    If you undermount a sink to a laminate top how are you going to waterproof the exposed particle board? I've never heard of this being done.
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    Re: Ceramic Tile Removal from Durock

    A properly installed tile job will be difficult to remove. If you're gonna do tile get Michael Byrne's book and the TCNA standards manual.
  12. Re: Suggestions On A Home With 1075 AMPS In Breakers On A 200 Amp SEP

    I advise them to have a local licensed electrician come out and evaluate the installation.

    What is your connection to the home?

    Welcome to JLC. It's helpful on this forum to fill out your...
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    Re: Grouting issue.... need resolution... asap

    How long as it been? My first reaction is to give the mortar and grout time to fully set.
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    Re: Sloped Ceiling Recessed Light LED Retrofit?

    I have a couple of Lithonia units I bought for a job I didn't do. The lamp appears to be a 4" unit in a housing for a 6" can.
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    Re: Built-in design for kitchen dining

    Is the table fixed? I think it should be moveable. And I think it would be nice if the desk were open on the right, not so confining.
  16. Re: Sincere query from NZ carpenter wishing to start his own remodeling business -rep

    Sent it by e-mail. Good luck, Cy.
    Also, take a look in the library on this forum.
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    Re: concrete pouring in november

    A great source of info on concrete is your local batch plant.
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    Re: Mandatory General Liability Insurance

    Could that include worker's comp? That would be more reasonable.
  19. Thread: Master Level

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    Re: Master Level

    There are three reviews touting the R-Beam levels by Stabila on Gary's This Is Carpentry site: http://www.thisiscarpentry.com/?s=level
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    Re: Fastener Guide for My Nailer

    Ditto for picking up a new gun.
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    Re: Sticks or trusses

    Scissor trusses.
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    Re: Foundation options near tree

    If the corner of your addition is 12' from the tree and sort of points at the tree, you should have no problem. You're impacting way less than 25% of the roots. Dig the footings and clear all exposed...
  23. Thread: Regrouting

    by Mark G
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    Regrouting

    Looking at a small bathroom floor,56 y.o. house The tiles are tight factory joints, in good shape and solid but the grout is coming out in places and the customer would like it regrouted. Have a...
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    Re: Target Tile Saws

    John, Don't know what switch you have but here are a couple of sources:
    http://www.eurtonelectric.com/ and http://www.mcmaster.com/. Be sure to get a switch whose amp capacity matches the motor....
  25. Thread: Makita 3612C

    by Mark G
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    Re: Makita 3612C

    The Makita website says the 3612C is discontinued. I had one years ago and it was a workhorse.
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