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Forum: Off Topic (Non Trade) 11-11-2010, 02:47 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 7,832
Posted By firemike
She got mine too!

She got mine too!
Forum: Technology 11-11-2009, 02:06 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,425
Posted By firemike
Same thing happened to my site a couple months...

Same thing happened to my site a couple months ago. Called my host, their tech did a little checking and did find malware amongst my site files on my server. He deleted all the files for my site and...
Forum: General Discussion 10-14-2009, 07:17 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 13,336
Posted By firemike
First thing I though... Not theirs though ...

First thing I though... Not theirs though

The Ikea looks VERY similar, but not the same. All Particle board construction that i can tell. Ikea base cabinets also have legs, these area all full...
Forum: General Discussion 10-14-2009, 06:44 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 13,336
Posted By firemike
Longshot - Kitchen Cabinet Identification

Have a good friend that bought a foreclosure house earlier this summer. The kitchen was started by the previous owner, they used some type of flatpack cabinets, but we need to find the manufacturer...
Forum: Finish Carpentry 10-01-2009, 05:57 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,945
Posted By firemike
Way Cool!

Way Cool!
Forum: Construction 09-22-2009, 09:49 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 12,425
Posted By firemike
Once you get the hang of metal studs, especially...

Once you get the hang of metal studs, especially for partition walls, you most likely won't go back to wood. Been using them every chance I can for years, faster and more accurate, and no worries...
Forum: General Discussion 09-20-2009, 06:24 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 3,605
Posted By firemike
I have had it for about 6 months now and so far I...

I have had it for about 6 months now and so far I like it. Like you said, it is a bit overwhelming, and I have been busy enough this summer not to have had a chance to really play with it and use it...
Forum: New Member Introductions 09-18-2009, 01:12 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,108
Posted By firemike
Nice to know there are still at least three of us...

Nice to know there are still at least three of us contractors left in Michigan. I'm just a little south of you Stevie, in Farmington Hills. Welcome!
Forum: Electrical 09-13-2009, 01:22 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 9,263
Posted By firemike
We used to use something like this in the stores...

We used to use something like this in the stores we did. just a simple off-delay relay that controls the coil of the contactor.

http://www.grainger.com/Grainger/items/1EJP3

Turn the light...
Forum: Electrical 09-07-2009, 10:35 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 62,479
Posted By firemike
Marc, As a couple others have mentioned _...

Marc,

As a couple others have mentioned _ undercabinet lightning! That is the biggest regret I have had people mention after their kitchen is done, they were sorry they didn't spend the extra $$...
Forum: General Discussion 09-04-2009, 07:02 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,752
Posted By firemike
I have one of the Ridgids from 5 or 6 years ago...

I have one of the Ridgids from 5 or 6 years ago witht he folding/rolling stand. It is a workhorse for sure. It has been dragged through the mud at jobsites, rained on, used as a workbench, outside in...
Forum: Health & Safety 08-23-2009, 06:36 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 3,430
Posted By firemike
We use the books quite a bit in the fire service....

We use the books quite a bit in the fire service. All trucks carry at least one. Many firefighters keep one in their personal vehicle too. You never know. 1017 (Chlorine) is a common one, at least...
Forum: Tools & Equipment 08-23-2009, 05:36 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,999
Posted By firemike
I've got one just like this, works pretty good,...

I've got one just like this, works pretty good, but you'll find yourself fighting with the hose now and then. And what seems to be the new norm for Ridgid, it was poorly thought out as far as hose...
Forum: Tools & Equipment 08-23-2009, 05:16 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,996
Posted By firemike
I don't see any picture...... Is there supposed...

I don't see any picture...... Is there supposed to be one???
Forum: General Discussion 08-22-2009, 06:01 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 5,766
Posted By firemike
I agree with Mellison, politely ask them to...

I agree with Mellison, politely ask them to leave. I usually tell them that I really need to concentrate on the job at hand and that they are a distraction and are preventing me from doing my best...
Forum: General Discussion 08-16-2009, 05:39 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 12,835
Posted By firemike
Replace Basement Window w/ Glass Block

My Aunt wants her old hopper style basement windows replaced with glass block. Something I have never done, yet. My supplier has stock windows that would fit if you took the existing metal frame out,...
Forum: Finish Carpentry 08-12-2009, 05:50 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,937
Posted By firemike
How about using the table saw, with the blade up...

How about using the table saw, with the blade up as high as it will go for the smallest cut angle possible, set a stop block at 10". Run the dowel in to the stop block, back it out and flip it over...
Forum: Off Topic (Non Trade) 08-05-2009, 06:38 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,739
Posted By firemike
They are both great! Each has their own distinct...

They are both great! Each has their own distinct style, but I have to lean towards Fleetwood Mac. Been listening to them since the mid 1970's. It's hard to believe that Stevie Nicks turned 61 last...
Forum: Tiling 08-01-2009, 06:17 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 49,547
Posted By firemike
I prefer to have it installed first. I set it...

I prefer to have it installed first. I set it for the proper slope and then screed the drypack to the flange. Also, that way you are assured it is level, sometimes you have to secure a longer run of...
Forum: General Discussion 07-26-2009, 02:43 PM
Replies: 129
Views: 9,793
Posted By firemike
1/2 Italian, 1/2 pure Georgia backwoods hillbilly

1/2 Italian, 1/2 pure Georgia backwoods hillbilly
Forum: Tools & Equipment 07-24-2009, 04:23 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,308
Posted By firemike
Bought a new tool because it was a good price,...

Bought a new tool because it was a good price, doesn't know what he will use it for, and probably already has tools that will do the same job.......


...I like him already!
Forum: Off Topic (Non Trade) 07-23-2009, 06:18 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,266
Posted By firemike
17 out of 24

17 out of 24
Forum: Excavation & Site Work 07-22-2009, 06:14 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,212
Posted By firemike
Way too many variables to give an answer. Are you...

Way too many variables to give an answer. Are you using a 6 foot cable to pull with so the dozer is pulling in the same muck the truck is stuck in, or a 50 foot cable so the dozer can get better...
Forum: Accounting Software & Discussion 07-19-2009, 09:09 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,280
Posted By firemike
Mike, you are so right about QuickBooks being a...

Mike, you are so right about QuickBooks being a useful yet totally useless program at the same time. I was very disappointed with the new version, not much has changed. I quit buying each new version...
Forum: Off Topic (Non Trade) 06-25-2009, 05:16 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,387
Posted By firemike
RIP Farrah - Heaven has truely gained an angel...

RIP Farrah - Heaven has truely gained an angel this time.
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