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Old 11-26-2006, 01:58 AM   #1
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The Great Tip And Trick Thread


Because we've migrated to tips and tricks, I thought a thread on tricks would be cool.

Stack roof sheathing neatly, use black magic marker to scribe all edges 24OC at once. Hell of a time saver.

When cutting shingles. Set full shingle on top key down, flip right to left so as the bottoms up, slide to desired position, cut at last shingle flip back and nail.....perfect fit. A roofer measuring cut shingles or hooking a rake makes me sad to pay him.

Before hanging a board of drywall, run lipstick around electric openings, press drywall to wall gently, remove and cut from the back with rotozip. This is also a good way to utilize your less competent help.

If sex becomes boring, wait until mid way, then tell her ya slept with her sister.......giddeeeup!

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Old 11-26-2006, 08:42 AM   #2
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All good tips!!! But instead of the lipstick thing why not just put the sheet of drywall up with a couple of screws and use a guide bit on your rotozip to cut around the electrical box??? And half way through if I told her I slept with her sister it would be Gideeup alright (she would gideeup right out of bed and be gone) !!!

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(she would gideeup right out of bed and be gone) !!!
And would NEVER forget!
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And would NEVER forget!
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Because Before hanging a board of drywall, run lipstick around electric openings, press drywall to wall gently, remove and cut from the back with rotozip. This is also a good way to utilize your less competent help.
I've done that same thing for marking a deadbolt latch plate. Put lipstick on the end of the deadbolt and turn the knob so that it presses tightly against the jamb.
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I always colour my drywall mud and spackel. Much easier to see. Use carpenters glue (brown) to seal knots.
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Great tip painterman! Wonder why I never thought of that. I would think that any waterproof glue would work, like TiteBond II or III.
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Tite Bond 11 and 111 seem to work the best. Since I starting using this method I have never had a knot burn through. I use glue on rust stains and tannin bleed. Works everytime.A paint chemist turned me on to the glue thing
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Baby power on weather strip stops a freshly painted door from sticking.
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For the guys who aren't so fast at doing math in your head, if you need to cut a measurement in half (to get a center mark) pull your tape out to the full distance, fold your tape over and touch the dumb end to the number of your measurment, then look at the center of the fold in your tape, it'll be exactly half and is easy to tell down to a 16th.

Cut a disk of formica (you can also buy these) exactly 2 3/8" in diameter, put some construction adhesive on it then stick it to the side of your tape measure. Perfect for writing measurments so you don't forget your numbers or having to carry a block of wood or pad with you.

A nice little tool I picked up recently is something called a Big Lug. It's got bungee bands with a plastic ball on one end of one piece and the other piece is a belt style clip with a receptacle for the ball. Put the bungee around the handle of any hand tool (drills and nail guns especially) and then it will easily hang from your belt or bags. Comes in and out really slick. Makes any job where you need to put that hand tool down often much faster and it's great for ladder work.

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If youve got to divide a piece of material in two ( or 3 or 4 etc) and the measurement is "awkward" , eg you measure a board and its 11 5/8 " and you gotta cut it in half, just skew the tape until its on 12" and then mark at 6". If you had to cut into three you could mark at 4 and 8 etc.
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Always tell your pregnant wife that she looks great.
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[QUOTE]Before hanging a board of drywall, run lipstick around electric openings, press drywall to wall gently, remove and cut from the back with rotozip. This is also a good way to utilize your less competent help.

What color should I use?
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Red is your color ron

After installing any hardwood flooring ... take the sawdust from the bags of your saws and sprinkle it over the entire floor ..... then rub it into the floor ... this fills any small gaps and imperfections of mill cuts ... then sweep it up and viola ... perfect floor
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For you painters, I always carry a couple of bottles of white out (you know, the correction fluid for when you make a spelling error) with me. If you encounter pen or crayon marks on a wall just cover with white out and seals it perfectly!!! No need to prime with special primer... Ink usually bleeds through everything but the white out seals in one little stroke !!!
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Old timer tricks with a plumb bob.

Chandalier placement; measure across table with string, fold in half and place a dime on the table. Drop the bob from the ceiling and mark.

Plumbing a door; hang the bob a few inches from the frame and measure out to it as you shim.
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Anytime you work with sheet steel, like R panels in roofing, or walls, and want perfet screw lines, mark the sheets on the ground before they go in the air....speeds the installation plus no string line or chalkline used.

We screw our concrete forms together now with GRK Torx screws....vaseline in the head prevents concrete from sticking, and the forms can be disassembled easily...no more duplex nails.
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Anytime you work with sheet steel, like R panels in roofing, or walls, and want perfet screw lines, mark the sheets on the ground before they go in the air....speeds the installation plus no string line or chalkline used.
When I'm putting steel roofs on I drill the holes while the steel is in a stack on the ground all lined up nice and even.
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Mix sawdust with elmer's. Heavy on the sawdust, just enough glue to hold it together. Use the dust from the wood your filling if possible. This is a great fill that does stain without standing out if mixed right. Sands too.

Easy on the glue killer! Just a lil dab'l do ya.
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I use a Festool plunge saw and guide rail system extensively, especially on site where I find it invaluable. I find it works much better if I don't stand on the cord

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