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We had a couple podcast listeners point out that I mixed up my understanding of organic and inorganic pigments. What you want for greater durability is inorganic pigments. You'll hear me say in the podcast that organic pigments are more durable, which is not true. Patrick McCombe
Patrick, I'm not sure what article you read, but Rol Air was featured in the article linked above. In fact, it was one of my favorite compressors.
You're right of course, bhami. It's universal paper, so the holes in the paper don't line up perfectly with the hole pattern on the sander. We tried several takes to make them line up better. I think the camera exaggerates the misalignment too. Thanks for commenting.
It's a good question chisiler3. As I'm sure you realize, job site tools--portable table saws from SawStop and everyone else included--are not made to be soaked with water and still provide safe operation. However, I'm told the saw can handle a surprise downpour without a problem. If you suspect there's enough wetness on the saw housing, saw table or material to trigger the safety system, you can use the on-board diagnostics to determine if operating the saw will trigger the brake. It's the same test that you'd perform to see if wet pressure-treated lumber was sufficiently wet to trigger the brake.
Thanks for the question. We'll be sure to test the saw's performance under these conditions in our upcoming comprehensive review.
Thanks for the feedback BurgessBuilt. I agree, the push stick holder on the rip fence is really smart.
Thanks to both of you. The deck is now done. I'll add a picture to this blog or maybe I'll do another post describing the rail and stairs.
Thanks for the comments and kind words, Milwaukee. We haven't had any problems with the wall assembly. Foam is the sheathing in this case as it's fit between the girts on the exterior with another layer on the inside fit between the posts. The rafter cavities are filled with poly-iso board. My success in air-sealing the space comes down to foaming seams and gaps with perhaps 2 dozen cans of pro-style foam and a case of tri-polymer caulk.
Thanks for the comments Northeastbuilder.
I have a 2006 and 2009 IRC here at my desk.
It's in section P2705.1 General
3. Where fixtures come in contact with walls and floors, the contact area shall be watertight.
Maybe others will weigh in with section numbers for 2012 and the Plumbing Code.
Thanks for the comments everyone.
The closet bolts Mike uses from Sioux Chief have chunky shoulders that hold them upright without a washer or additional nut. They're very cool. You can see them here by pasting this link in your browser.
Rubber packing is gasket material used for flanged connections like those on some circulator pumps. You can find it at the home center or the plumbing supply house. Wood shims will get moldy in many climates as summertime condensation drips on them and eventually rot.
You can see the packing here.
Not caulking the toilet base is a code violation.
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