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Feb
24
revised How do I season wood on my own?
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Feb
24
comment How do I season wood on my own?
@Jack - Sad fact, we burnt Luan Mahogany out of Southeast Asia for several decades. The plywood plant where my father worked imported the veneer and the stickers used to bundle it were reject leftovers either given away to the employees or burnt in the boiler furnace. We got it by the truckload, used what we could and burnt the rest. I have some of another type that's a kind of dense Ironwood like material that I use as a kindling chopping block.
Feb
24
answered How do I season wood on my own?
Feb
23
comment What is the pointed end of a spud or construction adjustable wrench used for?
Sleeve bar, brings up another term I've heard to describe extra leverage called is a "Swede Pipe" or "Swede Bar". I see this really big, blonde guy pushing the wrench with his little finger, everyone else needs an extension.
Feb
22
answered Energy efficient bulb takes a long time to get bright
Feb
19
comment What's the key to sawing straight by hand?
Standard European and American handsaws cut on the push, Japanese handsaws cut on the pull and Stanley Fat-Max style handsaws are a combination of the two and cut on both. While the European/American crosscut saw theoretically could cut on the pull, you expend a lot of energy trying to put all the power and force there. Experience from a lifetime of using them all... Usually the cause of curved cuts on all versions is that you've dulled the teeth on one side or your sharpening guy needs to work on technique. And there are two types, rip and crosscut. Using the wrong one = excercise in futility
Feb
18
comment How can I inspect and repair a roof with moss and other greenery on it?
Shade + moisture = moss. Doesn't take much for moss to live on, it gets a good toehold on composition or rock without much dust available. Copper Sulphate granules can knock it down.
Feb
18
revised Defeating hardwood-marring kids and dogs by using hardwood that's already marred (distressed)
change title Pre-marred = Distressed.
Feb
18
comment Defeating hardwood-marring kids and dogs by using hardwood that's already marred (distressed)
The word you're looking for is "Distressed" which is all the rage among those who want their lodgings to look like they've been lived in for a century. It's bought pre-worn and pre-marred kind of like those high dollar jeans.
Feb
16
comment What is this moulding?
Where exactly used? casement, baseboard, window, wainscot header (aka chair rail)?
Feb
16
revised Would connecting the downpipe to a gas boiler inlet save energy?
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Feb
16
answered Would connecting the downpipe to a gas boiler inlet save energy?
Feb
14
comment How can I prevent a wooden bed frame from creaking?
Bee's wax, disassemble the joint and work into the contact area.
Feb
11
comment Meaning of Screen size in Inch
screens are measured on the diagonal. From corner to corner.
Feb
8
comment Does a (non-splitting) cable splitter degrade the signal?
Splitters for satellite systems must have DC passthrough to get power to the LNB. They also will have a broader frequency pass band.
Feb
8
revised Does a (non-splitting) cable splitter degrade the signal?
nomenclature (tap) and common loss per leg on splitters
Feb
8
comment Does a (non-splitting) cable splitter degrade the signal?
Especially if the ports are open and unterminated. Any port not used should have a 75 ohm terminator cap installed.
Feb
4
comment How do I get my small portable generator started?
To prevent, use gas stabilizer on stored equipment.
Feb
4
comment How do I get my small portable generator started?
Plus, most modern carburetors have a fixed main jet in the bolt that holds the bowl on. Give it a Blast with something like Berryman's Chemtool.
Feb
4
answered Why do light bulbs all over the house burn out disconcertingly fast?