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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.
  5. 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.
  9. 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.
  12. 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...
  16. Thread: Regrouting

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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....
  18. Thread: Makita 3612C

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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.
  19. Thread: clean air guns

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    Re: clean air guns

    Wipe the o-rings down with a clean rag and oil them with a non-detergent oil, 5-10 wt. I use Senco oil. I usually replace them. If you get familiar with o-ring sizing you can buy them cheap in...
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    Re: 1/4 threaded pipe weight limits.

    How bad do you want the job? Discuss your concern with the customer and put a note in writing on the invoice. He might want to have the cable connection changed to 1/2"?
  21. Thread: Tile body

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    Re: Tile body

    I'm looking for subway tiles for my shower. The ones I saw had a nice light green finish but I was put off by the apparent lack of quality of the red clay body. This particular shop is not a place I...
  22. Thread: Tile body

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    Re: Tile body

    Thanks for the info. That helps a lot.
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    Re: exterior light fixture

    Consider the benefit of "never" having to hire someone to come out and replace the lamps. LED lamps are supposed to last 50,000 hours.
  24. Thread: Tile body

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    Tile body

    I was looking for tile and found some I liked but the body was red clay rather than the white bisque or tan porcelain I usually see. Is this an inferior material?
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    Re: Best technology options for new user?

    Well said Joe, on all the issues you took on here.
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