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Forum: Marketing & Sales 02-25-2018, 07:21 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,743
Posted By philcav7
Facebook is getting tough to reach clients,...

Facebook is getting tough to reach clients, without paying/boosting content.

They have recently changed algorithms for the worse. My wife runs a business off of a facebook "group". She has 10K+...
Forum: General Discussion 02-25-2018, 06:29 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,897
Posted By philcav7
Who offers financing to customers?

I'm thinking about offering financing to clients. Who here does the same?
Are there any preferred banks/lending partners to work with? Any pitfalls or problems with these lending services?
Forum: Tools & Equipment 10-29-2017, 01:23 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,832
Posted By philcav7
For now, I will use my Dewalt 625. Will go with a...

For now, I will use my Dewalt 625. Will go with a dedicated motor and lift when it's time to replace it. It's a 13A-15A, 8k-22k variable speed unit. Works great, but often have to fight to get bits...
Forum: Tools & Equipment 10-29-2017, 09:32 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,832
Posted By philcav7
Woodpecker vs. Jessem Router Table

Comparing these two router table packages, any comments on them? They seem pretty comparable in function and use with the primary difference being the attachment to the table. Woodpecker uses...
Forum: Carpentry 09-03-2017, 09:47 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,894
Posted By philcav7
Small world. Does any adjustment for cool...

Small world.

Does any adjustment for cool weather install need to be considered? I think I'm going to try this on encapsulated azek in a few weeks.

I was considering using a jig and router to...
Forum: Carpentry 09-02-2017, 08:26 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,894
Posted By philcav7
Stair tread notch/picture frame

Came across this image online and was wondering who has done this and how does it hold up?

I'm in PA with cold winters and hot summers, so I'm not sure if this concept would even work in my...
Forum: Decks & Fencing 08-29-2017, 12:24 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 4,274
Posted By philcav7
CD, how do you finish off the cuts of the field...

CD, how do you finish off the cuts of the field boards where the track saw is tight to the post.

Also, why not cortex plugs on that breaker board?
Forum: Decks & Fencing 08-28-2017, 05:16 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 873
Posted By philcav7
Walk Behind/Stand On Loaders For Drilling Piers

Has anyone used the stand on mini loader's for drilling pier footings? Here in northeast Pennsylvania the ground is fairly Rocky and I'm not sure how they would work for boring 12 inch diameter...
Forum: Framing 05-20-2017, 08:03 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,265
Posted By philcav7
Greg, they're looking for a shed roof, rather...

Greg, they're looking for a shed roof, rather than gable. There will be a 32' ridge bearing on the wall with no specific point loads. It will be distributed along the entire wall.

I think the...
Forum: Framing 05-19-2017, 11:11 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,265
Posted By philcav7
The project started as building a nice decorative...

The project started as building a nice decorative gable over the existing concrete porch. That would be doable with trusses and not load on the wall. Wife had the idea of removing the existing and...
Forum: Electrical 05-19-2017, 10:53 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,095
Posted By philcav7
If youre splicing/entending the cable from one of...

If youre splicing/entending the cable from one of the old fixture locations, it won't be an empty box, it will be a junction box. This box used as a junction must remain accessible. The other can be...
Forum: Flooring 05-19-2017, 10:40 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,276
Posted By philcav7
Not sure that I follow the need for spline as you...

Not sure that I follow the need for spline as you approach a wall or corner?

Run the nailer until it won't fit. The last couple rows can be set with a palm nailer, finish nailer, or hand nailed...
Forum: Tiling 05-19-2017, 10:12 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,410
Posted By philcav7
There may have been an issue of tool...

There may have been an issue of tool quality/maintenance/setup or perhaps your technique. if the wheel is dull or handle height is too high or low, they don't break right. Rarely do I have tiles...
Forum: Framing 05-19-2017, 09:46 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,265
Posted By philcav7
Found a pic to share with you.

Found a pic to share with you.
Forum: Framing 05-19-2017, 08:42 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,265
Posted By philcav7
Adding Porch Roof On Cantilevered Wall

Client wants to add a 8x32 covered front porch on their home. 2nd floor is cantilevered beyond the first floor.

How can this be done? Can anyone point me to code articles/section relating to this...
Forum: Finish Carpentry 05-10-2017, 07:52 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,479
Posted By philcav7
Quality mdf likely is not available. I rarely use...

Quality mdf likely is not available. I rarely use mdf but it seems like local offerings are typical big box store quality. Even getting good birch is tough. Cabinet shop is open 9-11am 3 days a week...
Forum: Finish Carpentry 05-09-2017, 10:21 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,479
Posted By philcav7
Concealing End Grain On Panels

I'm going to be building a paint grade fireplace surround that has several exposed edges on the design. It will be 3/4 birch or mdf...would one be better than the other? I don't work with mdf much at...
Forum: Painting & Finish Work 04-23-2017, 08:06 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,044
Posted By philcav7
I'm not sure that spraying lacquer in their house...

I'm not sure that spraying lacquer in their house would be okay. We've worked with WB lacquer on furniture hardwoods, but never solvent based. I don't have an adequate booth and always concerned...
Forum: Painting & Finish Work 04-22-2017, 08:55 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 13,525
Posted By philcav7
I use the WB pro classic as well as BM Advance. I...

I use the WB pro classic as well as BM Advance. I like both but have a slight preference to advance.

The semi is a nice hard sheen, but not too plastic looking. Flows and levels great.

I'm...
Forum: Painting & Finish Work 04-22-2017, 07:25 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,044
Posted By philcav7
Water Based Stain

any suggestions for a preconditioner and stain for use on some fir interior doors?

Client has existing doors in the home and needs 7 new doors/trim stained to match. They are concerned with odor...
Forum: Plumbing 04-22-2017, 05:05 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,554
Posted By philcav7
most homes around here have about 140. PRV are a...

most homes around here have about 140. PRV are a rarity.

I haven't got around to adding one to my home yet, I've suffered no consequences in the 10 years I've been here.
Forum: Flooring 04-22-2017, 05:01 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,807
Posted By philcav7
Prefinished is fast. Just imagine having to sand,...

Prefinished is fast. Just imagine having to sand, stain, and finish all that wood.
Forum: Electrical 04-21-2017, 10:27 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,608
Posted By philcav7
Yes. 2 conductor with ground. Tin: Subpanel...

Yes. 2 conductor with ground.

Tin: Subpanel would have one conductor as a service leg, a ungrounded conductor on the nuetral bar, and ground on the ground bar. Grounds must be isolated from...
Forum: Electrical 04-21-2017, 09:40 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,608
Posted By philcav7
Are you aware of any labeling requirements? Or do...

Are you aware of any labeling requirements? Or do they make panels with only a single phase lug?

My concern is someone trying to add a 240v breaker or MBC on a single phase down the road.
Forum: Electrical 04-21-2017, 08:51 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,608
Posted By philcav7
120v subpanel feasible?

We're doing a basement remodel that involves adding 3 circuits. Original plan was to run a conduit from panel in the garage into the basement.

I didn't spot it during the walk through, but while...
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