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Forum: Tiling 09-17-2016, 07:37 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,289
Posted By mikeswoods
Yes you can do another water test---- This...

Yes you can do another water test----

This will not hurt a proper mud base--however, the tile setter may need to wait a day or two before setting over the wet base----

questions like this might...
Forum: Pest Control 09-16-2016, 04:55 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,982
Posted By mikeswoods
I run into that on occasion--I make a home made...

I run into that on occasion--I make a home made dust gun that will blast the poison inside the house---

Here is what you need--
A can or bag of Sevin dust
A compressor and blower nozzle
an...
Forum: General Discussion 09-16-2016, 03:46 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 6,287
Posted By mikeswoods
Lately, my motivation is the money--retirement is...

Lately, my motivation is the money--retirement is in the plans--and building up the nest egg is really needed.
Forum: Health & Safety 09-16-2016, 03:39 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,073
Posted By mikeswoods
Sad story---------a good father----

Sad story---------a good father----
Forum: Off Topic (Non Trade) 09-14-2016, 02:23 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 773
Posted By mikeswoods
In West Virginia--Cass Scenic railway is fun if...

In West Virginia--Cass Scenic railway is fun if you like steam locomotives.
Forum: Business 08-13-2016, 08:24 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,634
Posted By mikeswoods
On commercial work there is , very often, a...

On commercial work there is , very often, a deadline and penalty clause in the contract-----and a bonus for early completion.

This is a different situation than a typical home remodeling job where...
Forum: Plumbing 07-30-2016, 05:17 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 4,094
Posted By mikeswoods
Yes, the new diaphragm will fix that--simple to...

Yes, the new diaphragm will fix that--simple to install also.
Forum: New Member Introductions 06-28-2016, 09:28 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 316
Posted By mikeswoods
Welcome---I really enjoy New Mexico---------Join...

Welcome---I really enjoy New Mexico---------Join right in! Mike
Forum: Plumbing 06-18-2016, 07:23 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 8,399
Posted By mikeswoods
Code forbid them here--- I have a septic...

Code forbid them here---
I have a septic system--and a disposer--which I only use for the tid bits that come from rinsing a plate after I scrape off the main mess into the garbage--

Nothing major...
Forum: Framing 06-03-2016, 08:45 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 6,107
Posted By mikeswoods
Don't feel stupid---I still keep a copy of the...

Don't feel stupid---I still keep a copy of the 'little blue book' in my glove compartment---I'm old and sometimes the memory fails me.
Forum: New Member Introductions 06-03-2016, 08:36 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 811
Posted By mikeswoods
Welcome to the forum---there is a huge need for...

Welcome to the forum---there is a huge need for handy men---

If you wish to have members review your web site---you should start a new thread in the business section--few members visit the...
Forum: Tiling 06-03-2016, 08:30 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,251
Posted By mikeswoods
Marble transitions are dandy for places like...

Marble transitions are dandy for places like that---

however, I make most of mine using oak or cherry---a table saw and a router with a round over bit---stain and spray varnish---done and made to...
Forum: Framing 06-03-2016, 08:25 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 6,107
Posted By mikeswoods
Just poking fun here----many of us have multiple...

Just poking fun here----many of us have multiple skills--

I have 'executive chef' as one of my skills from days gone by-----
Forum: Kitchens & Baths 06-03-2016, 06:53 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,304
Posted By mikeswoods
First of all---you will not be able to polish a...

First of all---you will not be able to polish a cut edge---so forget that---

I've cut many of those using a fine toothed carbide wood blade---
cut from the back--clamp the cut before you reach...
Forum: Tools & Equipment 05-26-2016, 08:36 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 15,601
Posted By mikeswoods
That is what you use your quick clamps for---

That is what you use your quick clamps for---
Forum: New Member Introductions 05-22-2016, 07:12 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 453
Posted By mikeswoods
Welcome, Join right in--we are in need of...

Welcome, Join right in--we are in need of plumbers here-----Mike----
Forum: Vehicles 05-21-2016, 08:08 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,206
Posted By mikeswoods
I'm on my third year with a diesel--- I like...

I'm on my third year with a diesel---

I like it.

Plug in the block heater when it is cold enough to wear a coat.
DO NOT run out of fuel---you will need to prime the fuel filter--(keep a bottle...
Forum: New Member Introductions 05-16-2016, 08:00 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 456
Posted By mikeswoods
Welcome to the forum---- Nice to see another...

Welcome to the forum----
Nice to see another Illinois name!-Join right in-Mike--
Forum: Business 05-16-2016, 06:02 AM
Replies: 132
Views: 17,569
Posted By mikeswoods
Cute kid--I wish you luck---raise your prices to...

Cute kid--I wish you luck---raise your prices to cover your over head---
Forum: Business 05-16-2016, 05:59 AM
Replies: 132
Views: 17,569
Posted By mikeswoods
You need a reality check--------- Your price...

You need a reality check---------

Your price is less than half of what it should be to be the lowest bidder----

Take the job--learn ---keep track of your time and expenses---and then have a...
Forum: New Member Introductions 05-10-2016, 08:06 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 692
Posted By mikeswoods
Welcome from the western suburbs--- Join...

Welcome from the western suburbs---

Join right in---Mike--
Forum: Tiling 05-07-2016, 06:11 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,815
Posted By mikeswoods
Tap on the tiles and see if they are hollow or...

Tap on the tiles and see if they are hollow or loose---I doubt if the heat has anything at all to do with the repeated failure of the grout.
Forum: New Member Introductions 05-04-2016, 07:44 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 689
Posted By mikeswoods
Welcome and join right in--we have a bunch of...

Welcome and join right in--we have a bunch of kitchen and bath folks here---Mike--
Forum: Plumbing 05-04-2016, 06:33 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,623
Posted By mikeswoods
In our area every sink needs its own P-trap---

In our area every sink needs its own P-trap---
Forum: Plumbing 05-03-2016, 06:45 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,623
Posted By mikeswoods
3 p-traps--and a 3 outlet Y-- Best would be...

3 p-traps--and a 3 outlet Y--

Best would be to redo the piping inside the wall to give you 3 trap openings.
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