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Forum: General Discussion 05-27-2009, 09:01 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,102
Posted By critter
So far, my students and I have built two complete...

So far, my students and I have built two complete homes for Habitat. They were outstanding to work for and with. They and the local code enforcement officer went out of their way to give the...
Forum: Health & Safety 05-04-2009, 09:43 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 87,955
Posted By critter
The only thing I remember reading during my OSHA...

The only thing I remember reading during my OSHA 500 instructor's training is that you cannot PAINT the plastic type hard hats - as per the manufacturer's warnings against same. I guess there is the...
Forum: Framing 02-28-2009, 09:03 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 10,319
Posted By critter
Nope, not me. I thought maybe I got words...

Nope, not me. I thought maybe I got words jumbled up somewhere and said something stupid that you disapproved of. ('cause y'know I've never done that before.) :whistling
-Pappy V.
Forum: General Discussion 02-28-2009, 08:50 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,986
Posted By critter
Ha ha! I wonder if the stainless is really...

Ha ha! I wonder if the stainless is really STAINLESS?? My wife would love that!!!
Forum: General Discussion 02-28-2009, 08:45 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 8,649
Posted By critter
I built a swing -away bookcase that allows exit...

I built a swing -away bookcase that allows exit from a room in case of fire, not for secrecy ...just for safety ...without an extra door staring at you.
There's a lot of reasons for hidden...
Forum: Masonry 02-27-2009, 08:52 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 12,784
Posted By critter
LMAO :laughing: :lol:

LMAO :laughing: :lol:
Forum: Finish Carpentry 02-27-2009, 08:25 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,873
Posted By critter
More challenging trim situations get drawn out...

More challenging trim situations get drawn out too. Here are some examples (the skirt to base pic shows how I messed up the layout on my first try--better to mess up the drawing than cutting a...
Forum: General Discussion 02-27-2009, 08:19 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,795
Posted By critter
Hey Grumpy! A customer feels better about using...

Hey Grumpy!
A customer feels better about using you if he has "no regrets."
I'm no wordsmith, but something that alludes to that feeling of being proud of ones's choice of contractors might be...
Forum: Framing 02-27-2009, 05:34 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 10,319
Posted By critter
I read back over the thread, and I wondered,since...

I read back over the thread, and I wondered,since no one else mentioned much about teaching, if your comment may be referring to me?? :001_unsure:

If not, okay. But if it is, I owe my students...
Forum: Carpentry 02-26-2009, 11:24 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 13,138
Posted By critter
I agree with you, Mike, floor trusses aren't even...

I agree with you, Mike, floor trusses aren't even allowed to have bridging, according to some mfg'rs. due to misdirection of loading - and the ones that do usually specify location for bridging. I...
Forum: Carpentry 02-26-2009, 11:02 PM
Replies: 247
Views: 94,137
Posted By critter
Here's an encouraging word for all you guys. ...

Here's an encouraging word for all you guys.

Don't put too much weight on the "MASTER" label. It simply means that you are fully qualified at your trade. Apprentices are learning basic skills...
Forum: General Discussion 02-25-2009, 12:12 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,135
Posted By critter
That still'd need four Cockshutt radiators or...

That still'd need four Cockshutt radiators or only three off'a some old Olivers. If'n ya could git yerself an Minneapolis Moline Diesel radiator, ya'd only need the one. Now then, if ya could steal...
Forum: General Discussion 02-25-2009, 12:01 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 7,052
Posted By critter
I've replaced a few windows over the past 35+...

I've replaced a few windows over the past 35+ years and you hit the nail squarely on the head. Most rotten windows are installer issues or the result of a total lack of maintenance by the...
Forum: Framing 02-24-2009, 10:24 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 10,319
Posted By critter
Mike, As a contractor of 20 years and a...

Mike,
As a contractor of 20 years and a building trades instructor for the past 15 years, I have seen/read a lot of dissertations on stair construction. I'm not giving you a sunshine enema when I...
Forum: Carpentry 02-23-2009, 04:27 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 13,138
Posted By critter
Hey, Greenly! A frustrating problem to be sure....

Hey, Greenly!
A frustrating problem to be sure. If you go the bridging route, you will improve (lessen) the bounciness, but it will probably still not be acceptable to you. If this is a first floor...
Forum: General Discussion 01-10-2009, 10:31 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,797
Posted By critter
Doggone, guy, you're evil, really funny, but...

Doggone, guy, you're evil, really funny, but evil. Awesome plan!
Forum: Contractor Swap 01-10-2009, 10:28 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,481
Posted By critter
I wonder if we crossed a set of posthole clams...

I wonder if we crossed a set of posthole clams with that pogo stick....?? Would you swap us? Don't know about you guys, but it brought a helluva funny picture to my head!
Forum: Windows, Siding and Doors 01-10-2009, 10:20 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,697
Posted By critter
The window guy I talked to said twist was the...

The window guy I talked to said twist was the enemy. People remove the sash or try to re-install in the spring glides by holding the top of the sash to engage the bottom pins. He claims you should...
Forum: New Member Introductions 01-10-2009, 10:13 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,634
Posted By critter
Welcome, GH! I'm at this for over 35 years and...

Welcome, GH! I'm at this for over 35 years and learn a lot of good stuff from you younger guys, too! If we can't learn new tricks, then I guess we're old dogs for sure!!
Forum: Windows, Siding and Doors 01-10-2009, 09:47 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,697
Posted By critter
You, too, NEO

You, too, NEO
Forum: Windows, Siding and Doors 01-10-2009, 09:43 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,697
Posted By critter
MSIE on Windows XP. Java shows on programs after...

MSIE on Windows XP. Java shows on programs after downloads, but shows 0 bytes for size?? A couple months ago, I could no longer print from a lot of websites I use for classes. I have to copy/paste...
Forum: Windows, Siding and Doors 01-10-2009, 01:15 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,697
Posted By critter
BTW, Celtic, I have drilled through the separater...

BTW, Celtic, I have drilled through the separater strip on doors and windows for a temporary solution to the condensation thing - at least they clear up in warm weather, then. You just have to be...
Forum: Windows, Siding and Doors 01-10-2009, 01:04 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,697
Posted By critter
Sorry Neo and Celtic. I'm an older guy and I...

Sorry Neo and Celtic. I'm an older guy and I guess all Celtic's bold type made me a little grumpy - or was it the crappy day I had? I forget. Anyway, you're both right that I can't get any of my...
Forum: Electrical 01-10-2009, 12:46 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,385
Posted By critter
Here we go.... A lo-o-o-ong time ago, I had a...

Here we go.... A lo-o-o-ong time ago, I had a customer who wanted a well-lighted family/rec room, but despised ceiling fixtures and other sources that might reflect in TV screens - or your eyes, for...
Forum: General Discussion 01-10-2009, 12:22 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 5,280
Posted By critter
Geez, that 55 Chevy must've had a 283 + a six...

Geez, that 55 Chevy must've had a 283 + a six pack!
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