Kasilof, AK, US
Former Merchant Mariner, carpentar, etc.
I'd be impressed if he went through about 100 screws. There have been Demo blades around for some time. What do those teeth look like now?
Worked a early-40s attic with 3/4 to 1 inch loose rock wool that was in windrows due to wind and mice. Not sure what they thought they'd accomplished, since the entire rest of the house was totally without insulation or even sealing. Had to wear full tyvek bodysuits with booties, sealed arms to gloves, hood, respirators. That stuff was filthy with dust & contaminants. Homeowner decided it was futile to insulate attic as couldn't afford to upgrade entire house.
I'd consider rock wool sheets for exterior walls. Swore off blowing loose cellulose in attics in favor of fiberglass. Haven't seen an article on blowing rock wool, and it wasn't available in that city, anyway.
After all the article on improper installation of fiberglass batts in walls, doesn't that apply to rock wool batts?
Hard in an older, poorly designed home - like bedroom door opening within 3-4 feet of kitchen and bath door right across from it.
Annoying LED? Make a shield that is open only on the sides away from you. You may get a faint glow on wall or ceiling, but will see it just fine everywhere else. Not sure what the bank assessor will say. My smoke alarms only have the red LED that only blinks when battery is low, off otherwise. They are getting old.
Whether commercial or residential, there is always SOMEONE who "knows better" and ignores/defeats any mere sign, or comes storming up demanding you take off the lock, sometimes going up the chain of command to countermand your safety precautions. Then there were the times there was hidden wiring going direct from the power lugs or twisted&hidden in the breaker box that left circuit(s) live. You begin to develop conspiracy theories. Once, someone ran a "20-amp" circuit direct from the generator main panel bus bars (aboard ship). It took days to track that one down - the electrician and the electronic technician diked a wire in a room that supposedly had no power. Notched the dike jaws. That defeated the lock-out.
Wish I'd known about the breaker locks.
Don't just label it: Lock it out!
Be nice if the sound didn't drop out at about the half-way point. And since it was my application of mud that filled the holes the first time, i learned better. Sigh. But waxing several hundred holes? Phew! I've had much more problems from the guys doing the texture spray. The only cure is to cover the boxes completely. Someone used to make temp covers for that, reusable. I passed them on when i retired. Thank the lord.
Whoa! This belongs with the you-tube channel "Essential Craftsman" video series. I'd like to know the brand/age of nailgun, and if any of the safety features had been disabled, or if he accidentally had the trigger pulled while in that awkward reach position.
Remember that "building to code" is the worst you can legally build? I'm so tired of treads that don't fit my size 13 feet. Not to mention risers for partially handicapped.... Since my deck is Trek, why not the treads - with gaps as California user-374510 points out? It seems like no-one takes stairs beyond code. So what if I lose 5 inches of lawn on one end and gravel on the other.
Like it! We did come up with another idea when we had to cut a LOT of foam board. We sprayed both sides of a thin-blade of a circular saw with Pam or other cooking spray. You can stack the foam board to the depth your circular saw cuts, but will have to reapply cooking spray fairly often. A saw blade normally burns the foam and gunks up. Since we knew my wife would disapprove of robbing her cupboard, we got the cheapest we could find. It lasts a long time in the can, doesn't need refrigeration, so my supply shelf still has about a can and a half. We did have a room were we could sweep up the "foam dust" easily. I wouldn't try that with petroleum-based spray! I have a spare putty knife to sharpen and going to apply cooking spray to that. Thanks for the tip!
My neighbor, who turns 90 soon, used one in the timber/logging industry in Washington and Oregon. He says they made mallets from any block of wood to which they added a handle set in a drilled hole. In 1970, I helped put on a cedar-shake roof on a barn. They were entirely handsplit shakes by one of the native tribes on the Olympic Peninsula (WA). It was actually a new theatre for my college and the hand-split shakes were for "atmosphere". (No wonder my college went bankrupt.) I had an occasion to need a froe recently. Boy, are they hard to find, and good ones rarer yet.
Scraper? Thought it was a lifting device. It looks much like a recently "invented" tool to lift heavy doors single-handedly when setting them on their hinges. You push it under the heavy door and step on it lift the door so you can mark hinges or slip in the hinge-pins. Check recent Fine Homebuilding or JLC issues for ad or testimonial.
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