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Old 09-21-2018, 09:52 AM   #18601
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I love my Broncos - mine are the old plain aluminum square tube design.

I never really trusted using them on a roof. I have a pair of these roof boots and I mount one under the lower leg of the Bronco for extra security.

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I have to replace these windows next month. Hail damage job. Shingles are brand new. Still not sure how I'm going to work on that steep, narrow bit of roof without marring the shingles.
It is in the shade most of the day though.

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Old 09-21-2018, 11:15 AM   #18602
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Not the most convenient, but I've replaced 2nd & 3rd story windows completely working from inside. Too high to put a couple of extension ladders against that gutter?
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Not the most convenient, but I've replaced 2nd & 3rd story windows completely working from inside. Too high to put a couple of extension ladders against that gutter?
It's iffy. Steep rocky slope.
I was planning to haul a couple ladders and other stuff up there ahead of the job date to experiment. I could replace windows easily enough from inside. Contract calls for new Ext Trim as well, even though there's no apparent reason for new trim out there.

This is a sub job for another window company, and I had all of about 5 mins to check it out in person. They waved a huge amount of money at me to get this done because they are so far behind in their installs. I've scheduled with Homeowner to stop by for a closer look next week.
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Never seen someone pay to have their gutters scrubbed, are you going to epoxy them?
Yeah, this is no exception. I did the RV access and driveway at my fathers house and intended to make a short video of it but it went so fast I forgot. So I hit the gutter really quickly really just to shoot the video. It didn't look particularly dirty before I started but it turned out surprisingly cleaner than it was.

Once I turn a pressure washer on, its difficult not to blast everything in sight that may or may not be dirty. Strangely satisfying.
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36" buss 44 an another NF unipoint.

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Old 09-21-2018, 04:25 PM   #18606
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36" buss 44 an another NF unipoint.

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Always wanted a unipoint. No real justification for me to own one, I just think they are cooler than heck.

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Old 09-22-2018, 01:46 PM   #18608
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Got another 5.0 Milwaukee Red Lithium battery. Under $70. This time it came in a sealed package. 1st one I got was loose but I couldn't detect that it was not the real McCoy.

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Got another 5.0 Milwaukee Red Lithium battery. Under $70. This time it came in a sealed package. 1st one I got was loose but I couldn't detect that it was not the real McCoy.
If you don't mind me asking, did the knockoff battery come from a reputable online vendor or big box store? This is the reason I am hesitant to buy batteries off Amazon.
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It wasn't a knock off. I just think they buy them in bulk and sell them like that. I was surprised to have it come in an OEM package. Lots of people buying them and they all say it's an OEM battery. Of course there are a few that say they got a knock off and show a battery that looks nothing like a Milwaukee, so I just don't believe them.

The battery looks, has all the correct stickers and acts like a Milwaukee 5.0Ah battery. The one I just got it absolutely the real deal because of the packaging.

Just looking back it seems it was 2 different sellers even though I did the link from my ordered history.

The first battery that came as loose was from the store 'Find it at the Bay'

And this one I got came from 'JB Tool Sales' and it was 8 cents cheaper.
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Shoot I Couldn’t resist!! i am long past due to upgrade my 18v crap and my old impact driver was feeling a little weak lately and will say damm the new impact is really nice. Plus the cordless 18v saw was pretty weak but it was tolerable since I don’t use it that often

At least now the battery’s are all compatible with my new sds plus rotary hammer I bought earlier this year so they are all interchangeable


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It wasn't a knock off. I just think they buy them in bulk and sell them like that. I was surprised to have it come in an OEM package. Lots of people buying them and they all say it's an OEM battery. Of course there are a few that say they got a knock off and show a battery that looks nothing like a Milwaukee, so I just don't believe them.

The battery looks, has all the correct stickers and acts like a Milwaukee 5.0Ah battery. The one I just got it absolutely the real deal because of the packaging.

Just looking back it seems it was 2 different sellers even though I did the link from my ordered history.

The first battery that came as loose was from the store 'Find it at the Bay'

And this one I got came from 'JB Tool Sales' and it was 8 cents cheaper.
Oh okay, first time I read it as you got a well disguised knockoff but rereading it I see that is not the case. Interesting that they sell un-packaged batteries. I guess if you're not hanging 20 of them from some pegboard and not worried about some scumbag stuffing it in a jacket you don't need to seal it.

In the spirit of the thread, I ordered some Oetiker single ear hose clamps and some 3/4" OD 5/8" ID barbed GHT fittings to replace the ends on this 75' rubber Goodyear water hose. The hose itself is nice and seems durable, but the cheap (really disappointing considering the price of the hose) factory male fitting ruptured after less than 2 months of use. I thought about returning it but figured I'd just fix it with some high quality brass fittings and clamps.
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I'm might be pulling the trigger on this saw tonight with 2 flex volt batts. will be replacing my 10 year old makita corded

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Yesterday I picked up some new Redwing 2414s. And then while out getting a new battery for the little lady's car, I saw the new Fatmax on a sale... so I just HAD to try it out. Got a 26'/8m, going to abuse the heck out of it in Rupert. We will see how it holds up
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Oh okay, first time I read it as you got a well disguised knockoff but rereading it I see that is not the case. Interesting that they sell un-packaged batteries. I guess if you're not hanging 20 of them from some pegboard and not worried about some scumbag stuffing it in a jacket you don't need to seal it.

In the spirit of the thread, I ordered some Oetiker single ear hose clamps and some 3/4" OD 5/8" ID barbed GHT fittings to replace the ends on this 75' rubber Goodyear water hose. The hose itself is nice and seems durable, but the cheap (really disappointing considering the price of the hose) factory male fitting ruptured after less than 2 months of use. I thought about returning it but figured I'd just fix it with some high quality brass fittings and clamps.
It is very common for sellers on Ebay to buy complete kits, then break them down and sell them individually. The good sellers can be easily distinguished by their feedback and what else they are selling. They will have impacts, drills, batteries, saws, cases, chargers, etc. The stuff you would expect to find in a kit.

I have no problem buying unpackaged Makita, Milwaukee, etc. from Ebay by first surveying the seller. If the price is beyond cheap with zero feedback...well it probably is a scam.

In the last month I bought two white water kayaks decimating my tool budget for awhile.
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It is very common for sellers on Ebay to buy complete kits, then break them down and sell them individually. The good sellers can be easily distinguished by their feedback and what else they are selling. They will have impacts, drills, batteries, saws, cases, chargers, etc. The stuff you would expect to find in a kit.

I have no problem buying unpackaged Makita, Milwaukee, etc. from Ebay by first surveying the seller. If the price is beyond cheap with zero feedback...well it probably is a scam.

In the last month I bought two white water kayaks decimating my tool budget for awhile.
yeah some of the sellers are legit tool suppliers.
Every full moon ebay has some nice 10%-20%off promo codes.
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Pretty great saw. I have no regrets.


After having it for a couple of weeks now I agree! Great saw! I am really happy with it


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yeah some of the sellers are legit tool suppliers.
Every full moon ebay has some nice 10%-20%off promo codes.
Oh yeah those promos are hard to spot for me since they are on Ebay's home page, and I always go straight to "My Ebay". Awesome when I get to use them though. Bought my Festool OF1010 using a 20% code which is about the only way to get a discount on Festool.

Folks should post into this thread immediately upon spotting an Ebay coupon code
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will do, My gf runs a small shop on ebay.
I've saved about 300 this year with codes

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