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Forum: Plumbing 02-17-2011, 11:17 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 8,101
Posted By bob14-0
Back in 76 when I was working for Chaput Plumbing...

Back in 76 when I was working for Chaput Plumbing in Denver - Art, the boss would say, "Hey, bone head, drag that tank out of the basement."
I had no question of what tank Art was referring to....
Forum: Plumbing 02-16-2011, 08:23 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 8,101
Posted By bob14-0
It's like the abused non-word irregardless. But...

It's like the abused non-word irregardless. But business must be off is we're discussing redundancy in a plumbing forum. A double/negative - off with his head!

Irregardless, one of my favorite...
Forum: Plumbing 02-14-2011, 02:48 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,763
Posted By bob14-0
water-driven sump pump

Got a customer wanting a water pressure back-up sump pump installed. I understand how they work and how to install them to municipal water line.
The pumps, some inline and installed vertically cost...
Forum: Framing 12-15-2010, 04:00 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 47,447
Posted By bob14-0
10-4. The only time I use screws is for drywall,...

10-4. The only time I use screws is for drywall, not because I don't trust nails to hang drywall, it's just so much more efficient with a drywall screw gun. And I always use my Paslode nailer when...
Forum: Plumbing 12-10-2010, 06:51 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 20,631
Posted By bob14-0
Let's not get carried away - When I started out...

Let's not get carried away - When I started out in a plumbing warehouse back in '73, I was once called to the job from a plumber who told the boss he had an emergency and needed help. The emergency...
Forum: Plumbing 12-09-2010, 08:00 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 20,631
Posted By bob14-0
I've heard that wax rings are replaced with...

I've heard that wax rings are replaced with plastic ring whenever radiant floor is installed for the reasons you site. Not a plumber either but your theory is quite plausible.

Bob
Forum: Tools & Equipment 12-09-2010, 07:53 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 7,456
Posted By bob14-0
shes are still good. Porter Cable 14.4...

shes are still good.

Porter Cable 14.4 purchased 2001 - been a great drill, amazing battery life. Worst experience was with Bosch 12 volt, batteries crapped out in one year.
Forum: Tools & Equipment 12-04-2010, 09:34 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,621
Posted By bob14-0
Gotta say, the small shaper is looking more like...

Gotta say, the small shaper is looking more like an good choice; economically, head-to-head with a big router mounted under a table, the Grizzly horse and a half looks real good.
For what I'm...
Forum: Tools & Equipment 12-03-2010, 06:20 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,621
Posted By bob14-0
[quote=katoman;1059448] Keep in mind routers...

[quote=katoman;1059448] Keep in mind routers really are not designed to be run upside down. Something about the bearings.

Never heard this before - so a small shaper might be a better choice.
...
Forum: Tools & Equipment 12-03-2010, 06:17 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,621
Posted By bob14-0
Need a router table for rail/stile profiles;...

Need a router table for rail/stile profiles; raised panel, etc. Not production work, but need a steady set-up when the need arises.

thanks, Bob
Forum: Tools & Equipment 12-03-2010, 05:27 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,621
Posted By bob14-0
Powerful Router

Please, if you have experience with big routers, I'm looking for the best router for dedicated use under a router table.

Secondly, is there any advantage to a plunge router for use with table;...
Forum: Plumbing 11-26-2010, 07:11 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 6,326
Posted By bob14-0
Yep. That's what I have, going into the p-trap. ...

Yep. That's what I have, going into the p-trap. I'll double check the size; will compare to traps under lavs in house which are definitely 1/1/4"

thanks, Bob
Forum: Plumbing 11-26-2010, 06:54 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 6,326
Posted By bob14-0
Well, you're right - my wife jammed all the...

Well, you're right - my wife jammed all the potato skins for mashed taters down the disposer and that's when it backed up. Putting less waste down the disposer notwithstanding, it sounds like the...
Forum: Plumbing 11-26-2010, 06:14 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 6,326
Posted By bob14-0
Increase p-trap size?

I've got a disposer that keeps clogging at the 1.25" waste tee at where it connects to p-trap, also 1.25"

Any reason I couldn't just replace the entire waste plumbing with increased size to 1...
Forum: Framing 11-25-2010, 03:59 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 186,979
Posted By bob14-0
Depends on where you're framing - I used a mix of...

Depends on where you're framing - I used a mix of wood and steel stud framing on my basement and was very pleased with the performance of the steel studs. My doorways stayed perfectly plumb and true...
Forum: Framing 11-24-2010, 09:01 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 47,447
Posted By bob14-0
Wow! Okay, I guess to go code-plus doesn't hurt,...

Wow! Okay, I guess to go code-plus doesn't hurt, that is, 9/16 or better. I've always thought 7/16 to be counter-intuitive; it's never felt stout enough to carry snow loads on roof pitch below 5:12...
Forum: Framing 11-24-2010, 06:16 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 47,447
Posted By bob14-0
Not to hijack my original post, but 7/16 inch...

Not to hijack my original post, but 7/16 inch OSB? You must have 16" o.c. to allow for such a thin sheathing.

On Habitat jobs, at least in Michigan, we use 9/16 minimum 24" o.c., but prefer and...
Forum: Framing 11-23-2010, 09:23 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 47,447
Posted By bob14-0
nail or staple plywood?

In the application of securing plywood decking/sheathing, which is preferred - nails or medium crown staple?

I'm seeing some great deals on 7/16" construction staplers, something we used in the...
Forum: Tools & Equipment 11-09-2010, 11:00 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 5,487
Posted By bob14-0
I used to haul the Makita and Rousseau stand in...

I used to haul the Makita and Rousseau stand in my sedan before I got a truck. The Makita has a small foot print and is relatively light; it's easily carried up stairs or around the job site - but...
Forum: Tools & Equipment 11-08-2010, 09:59 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 5,487
Posted By bob14-0
We used the Dewalt portable job site saw on a job...

We used the Dewalt portable job site saw on a job years ago, and that saw performed beautifully - very nice proprietary fence that was flawless. With the Dewalt and Bosch, you could skip the...
Forum: Tools & Equipment 11-08-2010, 08:27 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 5,487
Posted By bob14-0
table saw

For durability, power and cutting depth, Makita 2703 10" table saw is the one. I've been with Habitat For Humanity for nearly 20 years, and even with careless storage and a lot of use, our Makita...
Forum: Tools & Equipment 10-31-2010, 09:07 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 6,588
Posted By bob14-0
I've had great results for the past 6 years with...

I've had great results for the past 6 years with my Hitachi 10" SCMS (C10FSH) Very powerful, accurate and surprisingly quiet. Dust collection is descent with onboard dust bag but I plan to get...
Forum: Tools & Equipment 04-24-2010, 08:03 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 7,514
Posted By bob14-0
I had a dream like that once! Bob

I had a dream like that once!

Bob
Forum: Tools & Equipment 04-19-2010, 05:31 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 28,231
Posted By bob14-0
Many times they are the same tool. I'd save...

Many times they are the same tool. I'd save money and go for the Bosch. Here's a tool test on ROS, but 5"
http://www.toolsofthetrade.net/industry-news.asp?sectionID=1473&articleID=1200315
Forum: Tools & Equipment 04-01-2010, 11:57 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 8,778
Posted By bob14-0
Hitachi 10" SCMS Makita 10" TS Skil Mag 77 ...

Hitachi 10" SCMS
Makita 10" TS
Skil Mag 77
Vaughan 19 oz California Framing Hammer
Hitachi 15g Finish Nailer
Paslode Impulse Framing Gun
Kreg Jig
Purdy 2 1/2" Angled Nylon Paint Brush
Redwing...
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