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Jun
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comment What type of woodworking clamp is this?
@AdamDavis In the dog hole use-cases, holdfasts (which you set and release with a hammer) have started to surge in popularity due to their ease of use. In other applications, various types of quick clamps and gear clamps and cam clamps are popular. Various types of permanently-attached bench vises, as well as removable Moxon vises, are also popular.
Jun
1
comment Is there a good reason NOT to reuse the power cord when replacing my electric range/oven?
Just to follow up, it turned out my old stove was hardwired, with a really heavy gauge cord running to a loose junction box then wires in metal flex conduit running from the junction box to the stove. I removed the old junction box and the flex conduit and its wiring, wired the really heavy gauge cord into a $6 receptacle and secured it, then bought a $20 cord and plug for the stove.
Jun
1
comment Is there a good reason NOT to reuse the power cord when replacing my electric range/oven?
I found that 4-wire (3+ground) is only required in new construction per the NEC. As it turned out, my old stove was hardwired but I wasn't comfortable reusing that wire so I installed a 3-wire receptacle and installed a new 3-wire plug on the new stove.
May
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Apr
8
comment Sash window design / security - parting bead vulnerable to attack?
Also feel free to open a meta discussion asking for a more in-depth discussion of why this question should or should not be considered on-topic.
Apr
8
comment Sash window design / security - parting bead vulnerable to attack?
@WhatEvil I'm still not sure this is a woodworking question since woodworkers don't necessarily know about window construction. However, you do give a basic primer. It would be helpful if you added labels to the various parts of the windows for clarity.
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Jan
27
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Jan
27
comment Do I need a junction box for a hardwired stove?
The stove included instructions for hard wiring in addition to installing a cord with a 3- or 4-prong plug. I guess I wasn't very clear in my question but the cable from the breaker panel is huge--definitely at least 10 ga. But thanks for the safety recommendations.
Jan
27
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Dec
27
comment How to disconnect a weird looking wire
It's also nice to have a non-contact voltage tester for peace of mind to verify the circuit is off.
Dec
27
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Dec
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Dec
17
comment Replacing drop-in stove with free-standing stove. How do I modify the kitchen cabinets?
I forgot to mention, but the bottom toe-kick area of the cabinets is recessed so it may be difficult or impossible to get a circular saw or jigsaw flush with the side of the cabinet. Does that make sense? Maybe it's not as deep as I think; I'll have to check if the blade reaches. Also is there any particular blade or technique you'd recommend for cutting the laminate countertop without chipping it? Or is that not really a problem?
Dec
17
comment Replacing drop-in stove with free-standing stove. How do I modify the kitchen cabinets?
I forgot to mention there's also a recessed toe-kick at the bottom, but I think that's pretty standard too.
Dec
17
comment Replacing drop-in stove with free-standing stove. How do I modify the kitchen cabinets?
I'm not at home right now but it's a pretty standard drop-in stove setup. The oven is against a wall, not in an island. Wood cabinets and '70s harvest gold laminate countertop on both sides. Metal trim at corners. I don't recall for certain, but I think there's about a 4" tall backsplash running the entire length of the countertop. If I remember I'll try to add a photo later.
Dec
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asked Replacing drop-in stove with free-standing stove. How do I modify the kitchen cabinets?