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Forum: Flooring 03-23-2015, 12:20 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 530
Posted By MadMechMaster
Re: Thinset over 200 square feet of plywood? (Inside house)

I'm sure that to the laminate manufacturer, the 1" out of level is probably not as important as how "planar" the floor is. You could get away with only addressing the Highs and lows.
Forum: Lighting & Electrical 03-14-2015, 11:28 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 1,809
Posted By MadMechMaster
Re: Upgrading House Electrical

I'm not too familiar with wiring from that time period, but is there conduit to all the outlets? My parents place, built in the 50's, had what looks like rubber and cloth covered conductors in...
Forum: General Garage Discussion 02-11-2015, 09:33 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,048
Posted By MadMechMaster
Re: How do YOU empty a gas tank?

It felt wrong writing that.
Forum: General Garage Discussion 02-11-2015, 10:01 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,048
Posted By MadMechMaster
Re: How do YOU empty a gas tank?

That's a check ball. You place that end in the fluid and jerk the hose in and out. Each time, a little fluid enters and is trapped. Eventually a siphon starts.
Forum: General Garage Discussion 02-09-2015, 11:23 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,048
Posted By MadMechMaster
Re: How do YOU empty a gas tank?

This is dangerous if you smoke, but it hasn't been mentioned yet: I have used a length of rubber fuel line pushed down the filler neck, and used an air gun to blow across the open end of the hose. ...
Forum: General Garage Discussion 12-16-2014, 01:01 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,029
Posted By MadMechMaster
Re: Ideas needed for lifting precast concrete panels

The lifting doesn't seem to be a problem for you. Rent or build a platform. You might need one on each side.
Forum: Lighting & Electrical 12-05-2014, 10:48 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,223
Posted By MadMechMaster
Re: Cleaning up spaghetti

I'm near Chicago, so I don't ever see Romex. Is that an orange extension cord wired in?
Forum: Lighting & Electrical 11-04-2014, 09:19 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,260
Posted By MadMechMaster
Re: Electrician quote... is this a good deal?

For the work, that could be good for your area, with permits and all.

A whole house, natural gas generator that transfers automatically at the service connection would cost in the~$4-7K range...
Forum: Heating and A/C 10-23-2014, 02:21 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,258
Posted By MadMechMaster
Re: Looking for free heat

I'd like to see where this goes. We get the same weather, and 55 in the winter would be just fine.
Forum: Lighting & Electrical 10-03-2014, 11:09 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,375
Posted By MadMechMaster
Re: Is this device safe for a 14 year old?

I'm going to go against the crowd here and offer an opinion. I don't see a UL or ETL listing. The 30V 5A is not really the issue that I see. It's the AC voltage side that would be be my concern.
...
Forum: General Garage Discussion 09-29-2014, 09:24 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,976
Posted By MadMechMaster
Re: I've got an idea for a big shelf. Good or bad?

I bet you can even eliminate the brackets. Run a rail across the bottom edge of the beam. This could be wood, but I would use angle iron. Attach the shelving to that with machine screws and nuts. ...
Forum: Garage Gallery 09-22-2014, 11:28 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 8,755
Posted By MadMechMaster
Re: 5 Acres in Michigan

That house is not ugly. It has a lot of style. I am sure that it will all be worth it int he end.

The wife and I are talking about buying some property in western Michigan to use as a vacation...
Forum: Garage Gallery 09-15-2014, 09:58 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 10,683
Posted By MadMechMaster
Re: Mog Cabin - 50x30 car condo

I like it!

Not being walking distance would take some getting used to(and finding the time to be away from the house). You can always start a business when you want.
Forum: General Tool Discussion 09-08-2014, 04:31 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,024
Posted By MadMechMaster
Re: difference between pro quality and DIY type tools

There's no substitute for a good paint brush. Easier to use and does the job right. They don't even cost much, given that you can wash them out and re-use many times. The cheap ones fall apart and...
Forum: General Garage Discussion 09-03-2014, 03:50 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,169
Posted By MadMechMaster
Re: Copper air line wall flange?

Some variation of a drop elbow should work:
http://www.grainger.com/product/5P154?cm_mmc%3Dppc%3Agoogleplac-_-Plumbing-_-Tube%20Fittings-_-5P154%26ci_src%3D14110944%26ci_sku%3D5P154
Forum: ★★ Hot Deals ★★ 08-22-2014, 02:45 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,997
Posted By MadMechMaster
Re: HF mill/drill $600

I have one(round column), and haven't done much with it except small maintenance jobs where tolerances were loose.

When I did look into solutions to repeatability in locating the head after...
Forum: Questions & Suggestions 08-22-2014, 02:35 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,946
Posted By MadMechMaster
Re: Do I have a stalker?

Zeke, You're at the end of that list, and I'm in the middle. 7.62 was at the top

Currently..
Forum: General Tool Discussion 08-18-2014, 11:24 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,133
Posted By MadMechMaster
Re: Best tool to cut tile flooring in tight space

How old is the DW? If its over 8 years or so, maybe you should think about a new one right off.

If so, pull the rest of the valance off, and cut the bottom of the front frame with a saws-all....
Forum: General Tool Discussion 08-18-2014, 04:26 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,133
Posted By MadMechMaster
Re: Best tool to cut tile flooring in tight space

My first thought was also to pull the counter top. If the workmanship is consistent you should only have two screws to pull.:lol:

I would have to fight the urge to take the cabinets out too and...
Forum: General Garage Discussion 08-05-2014, 09:56 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,488
Posted By MadMechMaster
Re: Table saw, sliding compund and router all in one workbench

I built one last year as part of my garage clean up. The miter saw flips down.

http://www.garagejournal.com/forum/showthread.php?t=203549

I do see where I need to get better pictures of it. ...
Forum: General Tool Discussion 06-06-2014, 10:26 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,277
Posted By MadMechMaster
Re: Cordless lawn equipment

Easily 10 years on my cheaper gas equipment.

I started with some corded electric on my first 1/4 acre yard. The cords were annoying, and slowed me down. I would consider rechargeable if I was...
Forum: General Garage Discussion 05-22-2014, 08:56 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,346
Posted By MadMechMaster
Re: Another garage fire

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/breaking/chi-explosive-discovery-made-in-evergreen-park-baseball-20140521,0,5114258.story

This guy in his 90's had 50 pounds of dynamite. They think he...
Forum: General Tool Discussion 05-19-2014, 09:22 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 503
Posted By MadMechMaster
Re: Lil' help guys - 2003 Ford Explorer reman engine source

Check the value of the vehicle vs the engine. I know that some people like to stick with something that they know the history on, but I wouldn't expect much more that 5K for my 2006 Explorer.
Forum: General Garage Discussion 05-19-2014, 09:04 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,431
Posted By MadMechMaster
Re: Retaining wall help needed

Then I think anything you do should stand up well.
Forum: General Garage Discussion 05-19-2014, 04:05 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,431
Posted By MadMechMaster
Re: Retaining wall help needed

What does the neighbor have on the other side? Is that your fence or theirs? I think that a retaining wall could be worked in to make a nice flower bed.

It is hard to see without being there,...
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