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  1. If you really don't want to slip... 1....

    If you really don't want to slip...

    1. Use a drill bit the same size as the the hole saw's bit to start.

    2. Use the hole saw and spin the drill in REVERSE-to start the cut. You...
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    2. The circuit cables coming out of the panel are...

    2. The circuit cables coming out of the panel are run through holes drilled into the ceiling joists. I believe the joists are 2x10 and span 12-14'. There are 7 or 8 holes drilled side-by-side about...
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    I had a big pile of dirt from my garage/addition....

    I had a big pile of dirt from my garage/addition. What to do?- I put an ad in "Craig's List." And had numerous homeowners/landscapers drive up in their P/U truck and take the dirt away- for FREE....
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    I usually turn the blade around-face up rather...

    I usually turn the blade around-face up rather than down. Then using a 6" blade- cut at a 45degree angle pushing the Sawsall at a 45degree angle. The you don't beat the blade up AND are able to pry...
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    Thanks Mikey- I'll walk off the distance to see...

    Thanks Mikey- I'll walk off the distance to see which is shortest. And yes- the wire is a lot cheaper since last year- about $75 less for a 500ft spool!!

    Richard
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    Wiring Flood Lights

    I have a house-relatively large ~5000sq ft and want to control the outside floodlights from the front door- and both master bedrooms (one down and one up). I'm looking at the standard double 100w...
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    Thanks guys- I went ahead and ran it up to 100+...

    Thanks guys- I went ahead and ran it up to 100+ PSI and checked after about twenty minutes- the had meter moved slightly down-about a couple psi (when I did both hot and cold) so I'm think I'm ok.
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    Testing new Plumbing

    I'm in the process of a second story addition. I had a friend of a friend- Licensed Plumber stop by and give me tips on what I needed to do - as far as layout-permit-codes and basic pointers.

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    JMHO- 2 X 4's are way to small for floor joist on...

    JMHO- 2 X 4's are way to small for floor joist on 16" centers- especially w/ a 10ft span. I would have used at least 2X8 on 16"-And I it has a wall on it - 2 X 10's. Plus I would have used ' T & G...
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    Minimizing Noise Ideas

    I'm in the process of a second story addition. The pipes (copper-L ") and CPVC (3")will be running over (and down a wall) in the living room w/ 2 X 10 joists/ceiling. The master bath is above. Cast...
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    I agree-also use some "painters tape" (blue...

    I agree-also use some "painters tape" (blue stuff) around the edge-top and bottom of the gap. Smear it in with your finger-then pull the tape right away. You'll get a nice clean joint line. I also do...
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    I was at the latest Big Box store- and they had a...

    I was at the latest Big Box store- and they had a "Plumber's Bread." It's made from corn starch and supposedly completly dissolves in a couple minutes.

    Anybody used this stuff?

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    IF you want a nice clean cut -get a masonry blade...

    IF you want a nice clean cut -get a masonry blade for your circ saw at the big box stores (about $20). Set the depth at inch or less and score the bricks around the cut out. This spits out a LOT of...
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    Thanks-I'll be making some calls this morning. ...

    Thanks-I'll be making some calls this morning.

    Richard
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    Garbage Disposal-Stone Sink

    I'm in the process of a kitchen renovation-and I've run into a problem.
    The sink is made of stone and is way to thick for the standard flange. I've looked on line and at their (In-sink-erator...
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