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A few years ago I got a 31 day expanding file for organizing and storing sandpaper. Labelled all the tabs for grit sizes. There are about 28 common grit sizes…
There is actually a better video on YouTube.
The famous steep driveway house on New Bridge Rd. is bad, but not as bad as the photo indicates. Better use your parking brake!
Nice design! I am planning one, but need to keep raccoons and other critters from burrowing underneath. I also need to prevent interior condensation issues from our wild Midwest temperature/humidity swings. Probably some combination of ventilation and insulation? That way I can store tools without them turning to rust.
Good tip if you have that type of wire available. You can also use commonly available plastic or rubber tubing. Almost every big box and hardware store sells clear vinyl tubing.
My current home has blown-in cellulose insulation. I have found rodents love the stuff! While remodeling I opened up an exterior wall and the cellulose was laced with rodent tunnels and mouse poop. You can hear them moving around all winter. Seems they eat right through the fiber board sheathing to get in. In ceilings where I have fiberglass, I don't see any evidence of infestation. In a few walls I have opened up the cellulose has settled about an inch at the top.
The guy's I've seen have the drywall stacked against a wall. They used the "factory edge" of a sheet or cut-off as a guide to make the next cut. Hold the guide piece with your hand and foot and run the knife up. Snap it while it is standing up and cut the back side. They would never set a single sheet on a sawhorse. Too inefficient.
Keeps asking me to update Flash player, but it does no good. Haven't been able to watch any videos for a few weeks. Very few websites use Flash anymore because of ongoing problems.
Another way to do it is to glue a piece of plain white Formica to the side of your tape measure. The sample swatches they give away at the big box stores are ideal. You can erase it with your thumb.
The problem with cellulose insulation is that mice love the stuff. It's not irritating like fiberglass and makes excellent living quarters for mice.
Had a pressure assisted toilet that went in the trash because the kids plugged it so often. It was also very noisy. Everyone in the house knew when you flushed it.
The American Standard Champion is a good toilet, but my kids plug it too, but not as often. I bet there isn't a toilet on the market they can't plug.
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