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    Best of 2020. This dad prank's his kids into...

    Best of 2020. This dad prank's his kids into believing school is back in session. I love it at the end where he says got 'em, it makes me think he's got the whole parenting thing nailed. At least in...
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    I'll be very interested in an after action report...

    I'll be very interested in an after action report on the tour.
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    Quoting some old posts to add one more:...

    Quoting some old posts to add one more: www.firewoodhoardersclub.com/forums/

    Totally agree Hearth.com is great resource, tips picked up from there are too many to count.
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    ^ I'll second what he said. The two main...

    ^ I'll second what he said.

    The two main points being "Method isn't your responsibility; your responsibility is to pay when the job is completed satisfactorily." and "did you accept that the...
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    What they said! One of many the reasons you...

    What they said!

    One of many the reasons you use a GC is to eliminate problems like this. If your guy doesn't get that point then it's time to get tough with him.
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    Great pics, nice report. Have to ask about the...

    Great pics, nice report.

    Have to ask about the dogs 'causer I've heard this described before. Any thoughts why they cling to people, ... food, companionship, activity? Where they go for the...
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    Robot Vacuum Cleaners?

    Any opinions or reviews?

    Have been thinking about one for a living room/dining room with hardwood floors.

    The new, high end models have on board cameras presumably so when you're away from...
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    Tip: Hire a pro. There's an old story that gets...

    Tip: Hire a pro. There's an old story that gets repeated with variations along the way: A young couple buy an old house and decide to refinish the original hardwood floors. They ask around for...
  9. It'd be great if the guys at FreeRideSystems come...

    It'd be great if the guys at FreeRideSystems come up with some softshell pants, modeled after their hybrid softshell jackets.
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    Ask This Old House has a very nice way to remove...

    Ask This Old House has a very nice way to remove paint from hardware, watch from 6:44 to 10:10 in this video.
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    Just the opposite. Good painters always best...

    Just the opposite.

    Good painters always best the DIYers. Yet everyone thinks they can paint with the best of them. It's all about the prep work, few DIY-ers are even aware of this.
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    Executive summary of this thread so far: GF:...

    Executive summary of this thread so far:

    GF: Sure I'll help you paint your bathroom.
    Wife: I pick the colors you do the painting.

    You in a ski bar talking to a real painter: What's the secret...
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    Latest must have is a special brand of fire...

    Latest must have is a special brand of fire starter, Super Cedars, www.supercedar.com. Made of cedar wood shavings in wax, they burn very hot for about 25-30 minutes.

    For winter camping or a stay...
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    Looking at IRC Chap 32 Traps, all I see is the...

    Looking at IRC Chap 32 Traps, all I see is the minimum sizing by plumbing fixture, e.g., Clothes Washer Standpipe, 2 in., and number of fixtures per trap

    No mention of distance from fixture to...
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    Respiratory masks, if you had the foresight to...

    Respiratory masks, if you had the foresight to buy a truckload a week ago you could apply surge pricing, partner with doordash and make a nice profit.
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    Pedestal Sinks and drain traps

    Saw an interesting arrangement on a pedestal sink and thought, ok why not.

    Sink was in a half bath on a first floor. The hot, cold and drain came up through the floor, not horizontally out of a...
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    He's a keeper! Most architects, IME, you'll...

    He's a keeper!

    Most architects, IME, you'll hear them grumble something along the lines of 'I don't get HVAC,' meaning how to size, calculate, specify etc. HVAC systems. They usually sub out...
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    Cheap and Carrier are not usually associated with...

    Cheap and Carrier are not usually associated with each other like this.
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    I'm not a fan. Reasons: They give you a false...

    I'm not a fan.

    Reasons: They give you a false sense of 'I don't ever have to check/look at/clean out the gutters,' even more so in the case when the down spout discharge is underground or not...
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    While we're on the topic, the tamper proof...

    While we're on the topic, the tamper proof receptacles, a.k.a, child proof outlets are not a good idea.

    In addition to them not working at the most inopportune moment -- not being able to push in...
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    Do wanna be gangstas with guns and attitudes...

    Do wanna be gangstas with guns and attitudes count? MountainCreek, NJ FTW!
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    Intellicast via direct ip address is still my go...

    Intellicast via direct ip address is still my go to source for live data.

    www.ventusky.com is a close backup. I note their snowcover map overlay is pretty accurate in New Egland and the northeast...
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    This video is referenced on a lot of business travel websites,

    IME you have two choices. A garment bag is one, look for a patagucci "burrito suiter" on craigs list (I might have one for sale if I...
  24. What ever happened to Schoeller and eVent fabric/textiles?

    You hardly hear about either of these anymore.

    When Cloudveil was still alive Schoeller was the greatest thing. 66 North, back when steep & cheap carried their stuff, was all in on eVent.
    ...
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    You love it, in a good way or a bad way? ... ...

    You love it, in a good way or a bad way? ... Good way meaning someone decided for you on the complete setup? Which of course may be all wrong?
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    Specs for a roof replacement?

    Roof replacement on a multi-unit condo building, yikes!

    Dealing with quotes and bids from roofing contractors is a cryptic process, you have to question and repeatedly ask to find out what...
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    Problem Solved. The weep hole/water passage...

    Problem Solved.

    The weep hole/water passage path was blocked up. I tried a mini steam tool and it worked to push dirt to the outside, pics below. Notice the amount of dirt and silt that washed...
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    After watching watching the two videos below I...

    After watching watching the two videos below I convinced myself the weep holes/weep channels are blocked. Lots of fine dirt in every track and crevice backs this up.
    ...
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    Yes to 2nd question. However observation from...

    Yes to 2nd question. However observation from pouring a cup of water into track from one end is there is a very slight pitch that makes water slowly flow to the door junction.

    Here'e one more pic...
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    Sliding Glass Patio Door - water in rail/track

    I have a sliding glass patio door, 96 in. wide. One stationary door, and one slider. It's about 15-20 years old, well maintained.

    When it rains I'm getting water on the inside rail track. For a...
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    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NDoSt5ErCSA...

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NDoSt5ErCSA
    Interesting comparisons of ipe, composite, cedar and PVC.

    They show a scratch removed from AZEK composite with only a heat gun, starts at 3:45.
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    Thanks good info. I'm also trying to decide on...

    Thanks good info.

    I'm also trying to decide on the merits of using a solar power strip in place of batteries for the windows on the 18'5 ft wall. Not feasible whatsoever to run 110v power, so...
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    Thanks, good info. It's forcing a thought...

    Thanks, good info. It's forcing a thought process.

    For the sliding glass door I want privacy at night, keep neighbor eyes out, and light during the day with option to be both filtered and be wide...
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    Motorized Blinds?

    Dos, Don't and advice needed on motorized blinds!

    The well mannered ladies ("window treatment consultants") who come to your house or talk to you in the shops are all into this, but I'm at the...
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    I got a pair of those gloves from Amazon, very...

    I got a pair of those gloves from Amazon, very nice.

    Places like Northern Tool still have reduced prices on winter items, but the mid summer discounts are slowly disappearing.
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    One more point I recall, when you put recessed...

    One more point I recall, when you put recessed lighting in a ceiling below a roof crawl space, such as third floor ceiling below an angled roof, the openings you cut in the roof and the recessed...
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    Good resources and reading here, great idea book...

    Good resources and reading here, great idea book pictures: https://www.lightology.com/index.php?module=cat&cat_id=472, look for Lighting > Ceiling > Recessed
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    This one makes the short list for me. ...

    This one makes the short list for me.


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xzTG_1Xun54
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    Very nice find. To see the Intellicast map...

    Very nice find.

    To see the Intellicast map we all remember with layers including model tracks etc., use this:

    http://96.8.93.198/Local/WxMap.aspx

    Edit to add: Wow, all the features are...
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    Seeking some tradecraft tips from pro painters. ...

    Seeking some tradecraft tips from pro painters.

    What do you do with the film/crust of semi dried paint floating at the top of sealed paint cans that have been sitting around for a few years?
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    Elastomeric paint. Is there any hope of finding...

    Elastomeric paint. Is there any hope of finding it for sale in a size of less than 1 gallon? It has to be tintable.

    Sherwin-Williams, Lowes, HD all sell in 1 gal or 5 gal. No quart sizes.
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    What he said. On both points. Consider so...

    What he said. On both points.

    Consider so called Pole Buildings, they look nice both inside and out, in a manly, utilitarian way. They're cost more than 30k, no matter where you are located.

    My...
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    A question for Landscape or Electrical Contractor...

    A question for Landscape or Electrical Contractor types.

    Landscape lighting for a multi unit condo property, which is a better arrangement to control when the outdoor lighting, mostly landscape...
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    This typically always means the hose (clear plastic) is terminated outside the building. I've been talking to a neighbor who modified just such an arrangement to terminate into an outdoor rain...
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    Big red flag there IMO. Builders and GCs are not...

    Big red flag there IMO. Builders and GCs are not architects. And architects are not builders either. Sometimes you find one who is both, architect by education and certification, and builder by...
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    Curious why you ask this?

    Curious why you ask this?
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    It took under 11 minutes for one guy and one...

    It took under 11 minutes for one guy and one helper from This Old House to make a mantle.

    All kidding aside, they did a nice job and the video shows some of the how tos and geometry involved....
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    Mid winter season update. I hesitated but...

    Mid winter season update.

    I hesitated but eventually got a kindling cracker. It works great, it's borderline addictive.

    Have been playing around with the top-down fire starting method. It...
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    This is one of the more interesting and...

    This is one of the more interesting and keep-your-attention videos I've seen in a while. I don't really know why.
  50. Karma deals a blow to the owner:...

    Karma deals a blow to the owner: https://calgarysun.com/news/local-news/corbella-sunshine-ski-resort-owner-gets-unfair-offer-he-cant-refuse-from-feds/
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