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bio website htp://www.Bytesmiths.com
location Salt Spring Island, British Columbia, Canada
age 59
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awarded  Notable Question
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awarded  Popular Question
Apr
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awarded  Yearling
Jul
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comment Can I use a shop-vac for dust collection in a workshop?
Shop vacs are noisy! If that bothers you, you might consider a dedicated dust collector, which uses a synchronous motor and is much more quiet. I think you can get cheap ones for under $200.
Jul
4
answered Is there a lifetime failure count for a breaker?
Jun
27
answered Can I use old abandoned iron pipe as electrical conduit?
Jun
27
answered Looking for alternatives to AutoCad to make floorplans and interior elevations for my kitchen
Jun
20
answered Should the fill line be removed when decommissioning an old oil tank?
Jun
13
comment How do I finish off a silicone sealant like a professional?
+1 for the soap idea. I've long used the "wet finger" technique, but don't like the mess left on the finger, and am hoping the soap will make that easier to deal with. I'm also thinking perhaps a wet bar of soap itself -- with rounded corner -- might substitute for the finger?
May
16
answered Solutions for a moist basement?
May
10
revised Are there any cordless power tool systems that offer a corded option?
moved comments outside the image tag, since putting them there didn't seem to do anything useful
May
10
revised Are there any cordless power tool systems that offer a corded option?
added 1794 characters in body
May
10
comment How to fix leaking PVC fitting?
My problems are: 1. environmental: I don't want to bring new plastic into the world, and don't want to put more plastic in landfills. 2. cost: I'm living very simply, and I'd rather put the money from even these simple parts into other things. 3. effort: I've got six baby goats and 12,000 seed starts in the greenhouse to care for. The leak has slowed, and I'm going to monitor it. I don't get off the farm much, and can't remember my last vacation... (Too bad this site shares Faceplant's hatred of line breaks. I had to copy line breaks and paste them here to format this comment.)
May
10
comment How to fix leaking PVC fitting?
With two splices and a new "T" and bushing, I can do it. But the leaking has slowed considerably, and it's not a particularly sensitive environment (cement floor), so I'm going to continue to monitor it, rather than throw a bunch of plastic in the landfill.
May
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awarded  Student
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awarded  Editor
May
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revised Are there any cordless power tool systems that offer a corded option?
Oops! The belt-battery I use is not 17AH, it's only 10AH. The 17AH battery lives in an ammo box.
May
7
awarded  Analytical
May
7
asked How to fix leaking PVC fitting?
May
2
answered What primer should I use to paint over nicotine stained walls?