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by doirondon
Thu Oct 26, 2017 11:05 am
Forum: Interior
Topic: Insulating dresser built into attic wall
Replies: 2
Views: 200

Insulating dresser built into attic wall

Hi,

Wondering how I should properly insulate the back of this dresser that's built into my attic/crawl space.
Attached is an image of how things currently are and the insulating options I'm evaluating.

Thanks,
Don
by doirondon
Fri Jun 09, 2017 12:16 pm
Forum: Exterior
Topic: DIY Awning - ideas
Replies: 2
Views: 186

DIY Awning - ideas

Hey - just wondering if anyone has ideas on how to build & setup an awning for patio.
Size - something around 10'x10'.

Just floating the idea out there - I've done some research online and just wondering if anyone, in this network, has ever built one that can be retracted and such.
by doirondon
Fri May 26, 2017 12:32 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Rain Barrels - Water Pressure Pump
Replies: 29
Views: 1239

Re: Rain Barrels - Water Pressure Pump

What's more cost effective or pros cons to both wiring options? 14/2 NMWU or THWN with conduit? Yes regarding the weatherproof box - I'm aware of that part. I believe it's a 1/2 horse or 3/4 horse. I didn't realize you'd need a diff switch for the higher rated HP. I just thought - it runs on 120v so...
by doirondon
Fri May 26, 2017 11:55 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Rain Barrels - Water Pressure Pump
Replies: 29
Views: 1239

Re: Rain Barrels - Water Pressure Pump

Next thing - further down the line - I want to get a solar panel and a battery to run the pump, but that's later... In short term I want to run a switch to turn the pump on and off and such. I know how to wire it up with 14/2 and all that, but I'm going to need to go outside and against the inside f...
by doirondon
Thu May 25, 2017 8:39 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Rain Barrels - Water Pressure Pump
Replies: 29
Views: 1239

Re: Rain Barrels - Water Pressure Pump

The old jet pump has been re-purposed and works like a charm!

Took a quick video to show her in action.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4vc7Sf_gr8M
by doirondon
Fri May 19, 2017 6:26 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Rain Barrels - Water Pressure Pump
Replies: 29
Views: 1239

Re: Rain Barrels - Water Pressure Pump

NICE!!!! Now watch the money roll in boys! :)
You're welcome... :)
haha
by doirondon
Thu May 18, 2017 8:03 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Rain Barrels - Water Pressure Pump
Replies: 29
Views: 1239

Re: Rain Barrels - Water Pressure Pump

Shannon - I shop on amazon alot and would support you, but I do my shopping through ".CA" and not ".COM". Be great if you could get lined up with the ".CA" store.
Then man... You could retire on just my purchases. :)
by doirondon
Tue May 16, 2017 8:49 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Rain Barrels - Water Pressure Pump
Replies: 29
Views: 1239

Re: Rain Barrels - Water Pressure Pump

Thank you for the suggestions and comments - really appreciate it. I just found out my father in law has a shallow well jet pump that I can have (that he's not using anymore and still works), so I'm going to try that one first cause the price is right - free. :) If that doesn't end up working I'll d...
by doirondon
Mon May 15, 2017 7:38 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Rain Barrels - Water Pressure Pump
Replies: 29
Views: 1239

Re: Rain Barrels - Water Pressure Pump

Would a shallow well jet pump work...?

http://www.globalindustrial.ca/p/plumbi ... Ah8j8P8HAQ
by doirondon
Mon May 15, 2017 1:42 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Rain Barrels - Water Pressure Pump
Replies: 29
Views: 1239

Re: Rain Barrels - Water Pressure Pump

A. Spruce - would this one at 55 PSI be better suited?

https://www.amazon.ca/SHURflo-4008-101- ... 182&sr=1-1

I see in the comments someone uses it to run their shower at a cabin.
by doirondon
Mon May 15, 2017 12:34 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Rain Barrels - Water Pressure Pump
Replies: 29
Views: 1239

Re: Rain Barrels - Water Pressure Pump

Yea - thought about the portable sump pump idea - but my barrels are under my deck and laying on their sides and everything is sealed up. So yea I could... But I'd have to redo and rejig my layout and such.
by doirondon
Mon May 15, 2017 11:47 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Rain Barrels - Water Pressure Pump
Replies: 29
Views: 1239

Rain Barrels - Water Pressure Pump

Hi - I have two 55 gallon drums plumbed up to my gutters to collect rain water. The system works great for filling up buckets and so on. I'm now looking at watering my lawn/garden and want to put a hose and sprinkler on to the system, but need more pressure. I've considered & looked at a shallow wel...
by doirondon
Wed Apr 05, 2017 7:16 am
Forum: Tools
Topic: Multi Tool Saw
Replies: 7
Views: 502

Re: Multi Tool Saw

Cool and thanks Shannon.

Any specs I should look for?
Oscillations per minute?
Vibration level?
etc...?
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by doirondon
Tue Apr 04, 2017 1:08 pm
Forum: Tools
Topic: Multi Tool Saw
Replies: 7
Views: 502

Multi Tool Saw

Hi - evaluating multi tool. Like following.
http://www.makita.ca/index2.php?event=t ... 76&catid=2

Any things to look for - feature and spec wise?
Is a 3AH battery enough for these and if not then should one go corded?

Thanks!
by doirondon
Thu Mar 30, 2017 4:33 am
Forum: Tools
Topic: Dual Bevel Compound Sliding Mitre Saw
Replies: 5
Views: 496

Re: Dual Bevel Compound Sliding Mitre Saw

Great and thank you both!
What about belt driven vs direct drive?

In the past I was told that belt driven had less wobble in the blade, so you would get more accurate cuts. Although, I see lots of higher end saws with direct drives, so I'm wondering if the direct drive tech/design has improved?
by doirondon
Wed Mar 29, 2017 8:57 am
Forum: Tools
Topic: Dual Bevel Compound Sliding Mitre Saw
Replies: 5
Views: 496

Dual Bevel Compound Sliding Mitre Saw

Hi - looking for opinions on sliding compound miter saw.

Things to look for and things to avoid?
- Belt driven over direct drive?
- 10' vs 12'?
- Dual bevel - yes/no?
- Expected/reasonable price to pay - $600-$800?
- Other stuff I may be ignorant with...

Thanks,
Don
by doirondon
Tue Mar 21, 2017 6:26 am
Forum: Tools
Topic: Cordless Circular Saw
Replies: 5
Views: 472

Re: Cordless Circular Saw

Thanks for your reply - Shannon. Yea - I have 2x3ah batteries at the moment. May have to get one or couple more 4-5ah at some point - to eventually run my circular and recip. So far the 3ah works really well for my drill & impact gun. I have a corded 7 1/4" circular. I notice alot of these cordless ...
by doirondon
Mon Mar 20, 2017 9:43 am
Forum: Tools
Topic: Cordless Circular Saw
Replies: 5
Views: 472

Cordless Circular Saw

Expanding my cordless tool box...

Thoughts on these types of circular saw(s)?
Pros - Cons - things to look for.

https://www.amazon.ca/Makita-DSS611Z-2- ... B00ID86YVK

Thanks!
by doirondon
Sun Mar 19, 2017 10:15 am
Forum: Tools
Topic: Corded orbital sanders - 1.6 amp vs 3amp
Replies: 1
Views: 216

Corded orbital sanders - 1.6 amp vs 3amp

Hi - shopping for a new orbital and 1/4 sheet sander (corded).
Just wondering if going from a 1.6 amp to 3 amp is worth it if you're not doing full time wood working.

Thanks
by doirondon
Fri Mar 10, 2017 1:58 pm
Forum: Tools
Topic: Cordless Impact Driver - options to evaluate
Replies: 52
Views: 2320

Re: Cordless Impact Driver - options to evaluate

Off topic... Never... ;) It's all part of the board's "organic" path. In the end - I went with the following Makita 3ah kit and bought it from Amazon cause they had the best price I could find. I went to Kent to try and get them to price match and they wouldn't do it... :/ Makita LXT211-a.png Makita...
by doirondon
Thu Mar 02, 2017 1:54 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Wire Sizing for Heaters
Replies: 28
Views: 1258

Re: Wire Sizing for Heaters

HAHA! Amazing... :)

Thanks for the update!
by doirondon
Tue Feb 21, 2017 10:20 am
Forum: Interior
Topic: Mudding - fix after prime
Replies: 2
Views: 204

Re: Mudding - fix after prime

Cool and thanks!
by doirondon
Tue Feb 21, 2017 8:58 am
Forum: Interior
Topic: Mudding - fix after prime
Replies: 2
Views: 204

Mudding - fix after prime

Hey - I just primed my room and noticed a couple areas where I had butt joints - the edge of my mud isn't seamless enough.

How should I fix this up?
Should I sand or should I mud and feather some more?
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by doirondon
Wed Feb 08, 2017 9:15 am
Forum: Tools
Topic: Cordless Impact Driver - options to evaluate
Replies: 52
Views: 2320

Re: Cordless Impact Driver - options to evaluate

Just found out and confirmed that if one of your Makita Lithium Ion batteries dies out - you can take it to a Makita service centre and they will put it on their tester. If the battery is under 2,000 charges they hand you a replacement free of charge. Do any other brands have this type of customer s...
by doirondon
Sat Feb 04, 2017 8:56 pm
Forum: Tools
Topic: Shop at Amazon.com or Amazon.ca (for anything)? Use this link...
Replies: 30
Views: 33994

Re: Shop at Amazon? Use this link

Have a '.ca' affiliation?
by doirondon
Fri Feb 03, 2017 1:02 pm
Forum: Interior
Topic: Mud Products/Options
Replies: 9
Views: 480

Re: Mud Products/Options

As evidenced here, there is no "one" way to do something, you can ask 100 pros how something is done and you'll likely get 100 different answers. Sometimes this is a regional thing, sometimes it's a preferential thing. In the end, you are really only limited by your abilities, so long as you're usi...
by doirondon
Fri Feb 03, 2017 12:42 pm
Forum: Tools
Topic: Cordless Impact Driver - options to evaluate
Replies: 52
Views: 2320

Re: Cordless Impact Driver - options to evaluate

Wondering if their products changed or if they have different qualifications, etc.

On Milwaukee site it lists the M18 compact 1.5ah.
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by doirondon
Fri Feb 03, 2017 9:55 am
Forum: Interior
Topic: Mud Products/Options
Replies: 9
Views: 480

Re: Mud Products/Options

Thank you all for your responses and insight. Mastercarpentry - I'm getting the same sense as I talk/poll the audience on this. Seems it depends who you ask and there's no real right or wrong way to go about it. Mostly based on preferences and experiences. A. Spruce - thanks for your detailed inform...
by doirondon
Fri Feb 03, 2017 9:33 am
Forum: Tools
Topic: Cordless Impact Driver - options to evaluate
Replies: 52
Views: 2320

Re: Cordless Impact Driver - options to evaluate

:)
Just realized that it comes with 1.5ah batteries.
And the sale search continues... :)
by doirondon
Thu Feb 02, 2017 2:48 pm
Forum: Tools
Topic: Cordless Impact Driver - options to evaluate
Replies: 52
Views: 2320

Re: Cordless Impact Driver - options to evaluate

Shannon or others - I have a feeling this is your colour? :)

Thoughts?
https://www.homedepot.ca/en/home/p.m18- ... 55643.html