I found little use for this. It's sort of obvious, isn't it, that connecting two rooms without a wall in-between makes them feel bigger? The part on site-lines: The text didn't feel like it matched the picture. Was that a window over the bathroom sink? If so, how could one use it as a mirror? Strange.
This could have provided a LOT more info about how architects think and plan -- this was too basic and short (for me).
Let me get this straight. He might be up for removing the insulation UNDER the slab to create a heat sink to dissipate the heat from the humidifier? Am I missing something here??
The expense of removing the slab, then the insulation and then replacing the slab is less than stopping the moisture from entering the basement in the first place? I doubt it. And the embedded energy expended to do this won't be trivial either.
Seems like the owner is not facing the REAL problem: The moisture. Tell us more about that issue. Where's it coming from?
A lightweight dehumidifier can be found by installing a hybrid domestic hot water heater (it actually heats cold water not hot, but ignoring that ...) Mine doesn't remove lots of water from the air but it will do some.
The homeowner shouldn't lose sight of his original idea: To save energy. Running a dehumidifier uses lots of energy if it runs much.
Methinks this whole idea needs rethinking from square one.
What's wrong with some simple logic instead? It's all well and good that there are laws regarding the removal of lead paint -- but those are just the laws, not necessarily any common sense. You can argue about the law but reality isn't much interested in that train of action.
For instance: If those lead chips fall onto the ground and are left there, 1) do they pose a threat to drinking water; 2) do they pose a threat to growing plants intended for eating; 3) do they pose a threat to children playing about in them; 4) what happens when the homeowner goes over them with a rotary mower? I suspect that fancy mulching mower does an efficient job of converting them to breathable dust. Ain't that just peachy?! (but legal)
Seems to me that we owe it to ourselves, our posterity and our environment to go to some effort to collect those lead chips and dispose of them properly regardless of the 'laws'. That's not asking too much for our future health now is it? If you think it is .... check back in a couple of decades with us, OK? You may be feeling a good bit different then.
What's special about Canada and USA? Maybe 120V 60 hertz? Sometimes they (manufacturers) screw up the most obvious things -- and hate to admit it. Regardless, I take it to be a good thing that they backed off. Way too many manufacturers take the attitude that they must meet the deadline, the heck with whether it works right or not. Sears Craftsman has a dado blade (a wobbler) that cannot stay "set" no matter how hard the user tries to lock it in place. (Amazon buyers gave it the lowest rating -- 11 of 11 users report exactly the same issue). It's a disaster ... but will they pull it off the market (or fix it)? Nope. Probably not enuf people have been stung yet and the sales justify leaving it alone. Bah.
Seems to me that the thin kerf design may be more valuable than the "slot". Cutting back on waste (wasted power to get the job done) and keeping the blade from burning might well be worthwhile on the next purchase. Now to see what portion of first-born I have to give up to get one.
I thought better of April's idea and improved on it. Don't use a claw hammer, use a ball peen hammer instead. It's so much easier and faster to sharpen the 'ball' end, considering that it's already in the general form and this way you don't lose the ability to pull nails with your main hammer. And no curve in the 'nail set' means less target practice to get to 'Sharpshooter' level. Smart, eh?
I'm confused. There's a nice isometric drawing of the Ultimate Miter Saw stand. But that's it. No comments, no notes, no nothing. Can we get a bit more info? Something to tell us about it's features and reasons for whatever it is that the design incorporates? That'd be nice. Thanks.
Buster's not sleeping. Buster's contemplating a better way!
I purchased their 8-1/2" sliding compound miter saw in 1988 and have been pleased beyond belief. Great little saw and still running perfectly. I also purchased a large (and very heavy) 1/2" corded drill shortly after the saw. It gets little use but I like it and it still runs just fine. But when Hitachi went to the gaudy flame graphics on their tools -- well, it was too much for me.
I say, do what you have to do to protect your readers. If a product line is failing ... then it is. It's your job to report it and now you have. Thanks. We owe you one for saving us the grief.
This is NOT what you'd call "Fine Homebuilding". In fact, it seems to be more a "How to hurt yourself by following my example"! FineHomebuilding should take this video down before someone gets injured and sues them for sloppiness and bad example. The dope in the video touches two live wires (the feeds by the electric company that cannot be shut off by the homeowner) by his own admission. Shame on FineHomebuilding.com --- they can do better and usually do. This was awful. Do everyone a favor and leave a comment here telling FH to kill off this site -- quickly.
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