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Forum: Commercial Construction 03-02-2013, 11:02 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 34,484
Posted By valleyman
I renovated over 200 apartment units hanging...

I renovated over 200 apartment units hanging kitchen cabinets to metal studs. Used a magnet to find studs and fastened with a 2-3/8 zinc plated, self drilling, fine thread drywall screw. Solid as a...
Forum: Tools & Equipment 12-14-2011, 09:18 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 4,958
Posted By valleyman
Speaking of bathroom partition screws. I've...

Speaking of bathroom partition screws. I've always wondered why they use this type of screw in public bathrooms. Is it really a problem where people come into the restroom with screwdrivers and...
Forum: Tools & Equipment 10-24-2011, 08:48 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 7,396
Posted By valleyman
What is up with all the different voltages Dewalt...

What is up with all the different voltages Dewalt is offering? In lithium (not counting the subcompact) they have 18, 20, 28 and 36. It gives me the impression they're struggling to get one right.
Forum: Flooring 05-22-2011, 07:37 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,286
Posted By valleyman
Thanks Warren for pointing out what an idiot I...

Thanks Warren for pointing out what an idiot I am. That's usually my wife's job. And thanks Snobnd for offering a solution. That sounds like it will work.
Forum: Flooring 05-22-2011, 06:41 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,286
Posted By valleyman
Under layment problem

I scraped up some old vinyl tile that was layed directly to the subfloor. I stapled down luaun for an underlayment. As soon as I finished, I noticed a problem. The luaun made a snap, crackle, pop...
Forum: Plumbing 05-02-2011, 08:10 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,562
Posted By valleyman
My county health department says that products...

My county health department says that products like Ridex have never been proven to have any benefit to the health of a septic system. All the research I've done over the internet backs this up.
Forum: Tools & Equipment 04-26-2011, 06:01 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,784
Posted By valleyman
I would rent because you'll get a good one. To...

I would rent because you'll get a good one. To buy a good one is very expensive and the cheap ones suck.
Forum: Carpentry 01-22-2011, 07:57 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,902
Posted By valleyman
I've been wanting to try this. Do they sell at HD...

I've been wanting to try this. Do they sell at HD or Lowes yet?
Forum: Tools & Equipment 01-08-2011, 02:39 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 9,670
Posted By valleyman
I got one just before Christmas. I was hoping it...

I got one just before Christmas. I was hoping it would put out more heat, especially on the highest setting. The jacket is well-made and the Red Lithium battery is an improvement over the original...
Forum: Tools & Equipment 12-01-2010, 08:07 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,401
Posted By valleyman
I don't know much about roofing, but would you...

I don't know much about roofing, but would you want to shingle a whole roof with this gun? It doesn't bump fire and Paslodes can be finicky at times.
Forum: Business 11-30-2010, 07:38 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,968
Posted By valleyman
The construction jobs may stay in America, but...

The construction jobs may stay in America, but will they be done by people born in America? Giving the jobs to "new American" cheap labor is a lot like sending tech jobs to India.
Forum: Tools & Equipment 11-18-2010, 09:47 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,418
Posted By valleyman
I buy them at the big box stores. I only use the...

I buy them at the big box stores. I only use the small ones (Paslode 16 ga angled and 18 ga). They cost about $23 for a four pack. They say they'll shoot about a thousand nails. I've never counted,...
Forum: Tools & Equipment 10-30-2010, 08:26 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 26,877
Posted By valleyman
The M18 is the newer LI battery technology. ...

The M18 is the newer LI battery technology.
I've seen they have an M18 "Red" battery coming out next. This is a further improvement in battery technology.

They are also coming out with M28...
Forum: Insulation 10-22-2010, 09:23 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,472
Posted By valleyman
Thanks, you've been very helpful.

Thanks, you've been very helpful.
Forum: Insulation 10-21-2010, 06:08 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,472
Posted By valleyman
On top of an attic floor

I have an older rental house that I'd like to ad a little attic insulation to. Most of the attic is covered with plywood. Would it be effective for me to roll fiberglass insulation over top of the...
Forum: Electrical 06-04-2010, 07:50 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 33,561
Posted By valleyman
You say the white wire was attached to the old...

You say the white wire was attached to the old metal box and this served as the neutral/ground. So when you replaced it with a plastic box, it seems you would lose whatever ground you once had. If...
Forum: Tools & Equipment 06-04-2010, 06:56 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 5,776
Posted By valleyman
Hey Warren I can picture your ancestors at Kitty...

Hey Warren I can picture your ancestors at Kitty Hawk, NC in 1903 shouting "if man were meant to fly, he'd have wings".
Forum: Tools & Equipment 06-02-2010, 06:15 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,435
Posted By valleyman
I've never had a problem with their packing, but...

I've never had a problem with their packing, but I have read feedback where some items are not properly packaged and multiple people have the same complaint. I would say the problem, if it even...
Forum: Windows, Siding and Doors 05-29-2010, 03:49 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,178
Posted By valleyman
Window Balances

I have a bunch of Windows that need new balances that are 25 inches long. I can get a good price on balances that are only 24". Will using a balance that is 1" shorter cause me problems?
Forum: Vehicles 04-28-2010, 06:54 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 13,153
Posted By valleyman
I'm a big fan of the Tacoma. I had a '94 that I...

I'm a big fan of the Tacoma. I had a '94 that I rode for 351,000 with only a $600 transmission overhaul. It finally blew a head gasket and I sold it for $400. Now I have a 2009 that's a over 1 year...
Forum: Carpentry 03-17-2010, 08:39 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 15,003
Posted By valleyman
Never owned any Dewalt cordless, but I like my...

Never owned any Dewalt cordless, but I like my miter saw (713) and table saw (745).
Forum: Tools & Equipment 01-27-2010, 06:51 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,293
Posted By valleyman
In my area they did the same thing with Husky...

In my area they did the same thing with Husky generators. They all popped up at once "New in the Box"
Forum: Tools & Equipment 11-01-2009, 05:38 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,099
Posted By valleyman
Are you guys sure about this? I have the white...

Are you guys sure about this? I have the white impact driver kit and I added the blue right angle impact as a bare tool. My white batteries fit. Although Makita does not recommend using that battery...
Forum: Carpentry 10-09-2009, 06:49 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 6,460
Posted By valleyman
I bought a bunch of slab doors from HD a few...

I bought a bunch of slab doors from HD a few months ago. To go along with these, I had a few "quality" doors that I came across from other jobs. As you said, the HD doors had no bevel and were...
Forum: Tools & Equipment 09-29-2009, 04:16 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 71,531
Posted By valleyman
I've seen several people post that the white...

I've seen several people post that the white tools are homeowners grade and the teal is pro grade. I'd like to know where they get this from. Everything I find states the white is a compact version...
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