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Forum: Off Topic (Non Trade) 05-21-2020, 03:39 PM
Replies: 665
Views: 20,967
Posted By Railman
Great news!:thumbsup:...Just in time to put...

Great news!:thumbsup:...Just in time to put Christmas lights back up!:jester:
Forum: Off Topic (Non Trade) 05-21-2020, 02:07 PM
Replies: 1,153
Views: 21,385
Posted By Railman
So.... If I invent a widget that improves the...

So....
If I invent a widget that improves the quality of life for all of mankind, should I be paid for it, & by how much? When I do get paid for it, who do I get to share it with? Should I be...
Forum: Tools & Equipment 05-21-2020, 01:19 PM
Replies: 2,198
Views: 110,555
Posted By Railman
http://www.woodtechtooling.com/Forest_City_Tooling...

http://www.woodtechtooling.com/Forest_City_Tooling/Boring_Tools/Carbide_Brad_Point_Drills/811812CT.html#812CT
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Forum: Tools & Equipment 05-20-2020, 05:20 PM
Replies: 2,198
Views: 110,555
Posted By Railman
Saw these on Forest City site. Haven't used them,...

Saw these on Forest City site. Haven't used them, but they look really good...
http://www.woodtechtooling.com/Forstner%20Bits/ForstnerBits.html
Forum: General Discussion 05-17-2020, 11:10 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 472
Posted By Railman
In addition to what Pin said, You need 1" of jamb...

In addition to what Pin said, You need 1" of jamb below bottom of door slab to get reasonable cold air return gap below bedroom doors. Don't know what it is these days nationally, but not that long...
Forum: Tools & Equipment 05-14-2020, 10:45 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 340
Posted By Railman
Using a 1/1000 indicator seems like overkill if...

Using a 1/1000 indicator seems like overkill if you don't take into consideration that virtually all blades wobble. Indexing the max/min on wobble will give more accurate results than just using a...
Forum: Pest Control 05-11-2020, 12:25 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 186
Posted By Railman
Don't know situation, but a motion detected...

Don't know situation, but a motion detected spotlight shining directly into their eyes should do the trick.
I recently put a strobe light my attic to stop the squirrels. It's sold as a disco light,...
Forum: Off Topic (Non Trade) 04-26-2020, 02:25 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 160
Posted By Railman
First off, I really like Andy Dalton, both as a...

First off, I really like Andy Dalton, both as a player, & a person. He's top shelf. As a player though, he had a few weaknesses. One was his lack of ability to make passes over the top of the...
Forum: Carpentry 04-20-2020, 05:01 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 675
Posted By Railman
Johnson, Around here lumber yards stock 2x4's...

Johnson,
Around here lumber yards stock 2x4's at 94 1/8" non bearing, & 92 5/8" for non bearing walls. I'm guessing in your parts all walls are dbl plated?
Forum: Off Topic (Non Trade) 04-18-2020, 05:01 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 881
Posted By Railman
If your gonna be cooking with that white stuff on...

If your gonna be cooking with that white stuff on the deck, you need a welding blanket. It'll make a huge difference in the amount of pellets you burn. They go 20-30 bucks at HF.
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Forum: Off Topic (Non Trade) 04-17-2020, 11:27 AM
Replies: 2,196
Views: 65,797
Posted By Railman
After many years of checking temps, they have...

After many years of checking temps, they have updated the old std of 98.6 to a much lower avg temp of about 97.6.
I'm not sure how this came about, but it does reflect what my wife, & my temps have...
Forum: General Discussion 04-15-2020, 08:46 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 1,600
Posted By Railman
Our business hasn't skipped a beat... volume is...

Our business hasn't skipped a beat... volume is high. I've been to my shop about 4 times since this started. My boys have run the show very well for the last 2 years!
My wife & I are both high risk...
Forum: Framing 04-12-2020, 11:58 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 770
Posted By Railman
Wow, you guys are all over the place!:whistling ...

Wow, you guys are all over the place!:whistling

Walls are not 23x26ft, the ceiling is.

walls = 2x23ft + 2x26ft.
6 - 9'shts x 4'ea = 24ft, x2 = 12 - 9'x4'shts
7 - 9'shts x 4'ea = 28ft, x2 =...
Forum: Off Topic (Non Trade) 04-05-2020, 11:11 AM
Replies: 4,860
Views: 178,045
Posted By Railman
Worst case for the so so rib eye would be to do a...

Worst case for the so so rib eye would be to do a marinade to salvage. I sometimes do that for steak fajitas with great results. It's not the same as a good Rib Eye, but beats bad tasting, or tough...
Forum: Off Topic (Non Trade) 04-03-2020, 05:42 PM
Replies: 177
Views: 3,478
Posted By Railman
I'm afraid that 145 per million rate has already...

I'm afraid that 145 per million rate has already been blown out of the water. It more than likely will be at least 10 x that rate, with a good probability much higher. We simply aren't far enough...
Forum: Framing 03-26-2020, 09:55 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,718
Posted By Railman
I can't imagine it being an issue. I musta framed...

I can't imagine it being an issue. I musta framed a couple hundered homes in the 70's done that way. All we did then was nail a 2x4 to wall, nail 2x4 rafters to nailer, & then drop ceiling for the...
Forum: Carpentry 03-22-2020, 10:32 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 343
Posted By Railman
Stretch string 30' at edge of strapping, raise...

Stretch string 30' at edge of strapping, raise string 1/8" at center (for string sag comp.) & fasten, gap shims/strapping string 1/16" so that nothing ever touches string. Letting shims touch string...
Forum: Masonry 03-18-2020, 04:18 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 387
Posted By Railman
Might be a good place to use an exposed 1x cedar...

Might be a good place to use an exposed 1x cedar joint. Being in Texas, it will probably never rot out. If it does, you can always caulk in with Sonoflex or similar urathane caulk.
Forum: Off Topic (Non Trade) 03-18-2020, 11:22 AM
Replies: 333
Views: 8,607
Posted By Railman
My main builder has had a record 1st qtr. Sales...

My main builder has had a record 1st qtr. Sales are still very strong, even through last weekend. It doesn't appear Wuhan Virus is gong to slow us down much, if at all.
Forum: Vehicles 03-14-2020, 06:35 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 432
Posted By Railman
I believe your initial thoughts on it having to...

I believe your initial thoughts on it having to do with the size of the ring gear could be it. It's probably two different diffs with different torque ratings from one to the other. The diff is the...
Forum: Off Topic (Non Trade) 03-13-2020, 01:41 PM
Replies: 604
Views: 10,129
Posted By Railman
So I guess it was fuzzy math!:jester:

So I guess it was fuzzy math!:jester:
Forum: General Discussion 03-07-2020, 06:21 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 823
Posted By Railman
Drill a hole in a bucket lid, feed wire through...

Drill a hole in a bucket lid, feed wire through lid, screw lid to floor, & then place bucket onto lid.
Forum: Construction 03-01-2020, 05:06 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 795
Posted By Railman
They most certainly do just that all the time!

They most certainly do just that all the time!
Forum: General Discussion 03-01-2020, 01:29 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 555
Posted By Railman
The bottom cord is covered by insulation, which...

The bottom cord is covered by insulation, which will tend to keep bottom cord at the same moisture content as the living area. If the top to bottom change in length is 1/4", for what ever reason, I...
Forum: Construction 02-26-2020, 08:42 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 795
Posted By Railman
+1/8" per joint = 14 x.125 = 1.75" gain +.25 ...

+1/8" per joint = 14 x.125 = 1.75" gain
+.25 per joint = 14 x .25 = 3.5" gain

2"/14 joints = +.143" gain per joint, which is about 2 hundreths inch more than 1/8".
Not at all complicated or...
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