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41. Re: [Shop-talk] Formica counter top (score: 1)
Author: "Peter J. Thomas" <>
Date: Fri, 26 Nov 2010 17:46:05 -0500
Saw the guys on "Ask This Old House" use a clothes iron to release and reapply laminate. The heat from the iron softens the cement and makes it tacky. Pretty neat. They fixed a damaged edge piece by
/html/shop-talk/2010-11/msg00071.html (9,404 bytes)

42. Re: [Shop-talk] Fw: Removing a large freezer (score: 1)
Author: "Peter J. Thomas" <>
Date: Fri, 31 Dec 2010 15:24:28 -0500
Not sure if you can't get around the furnace or it won't fit though the door. If the latter and you only need an inch or so, consider removing the door AND FRAME. The rough opening is at least two in
/html/shop-talk/2010-12/msg00146.html (9,316 bytes)

43. [Shop-talk] Phone line management (score: 1)
Author: "Peter J. Thomas" <>
Date: Fri, 28 Jan 2011 18:28:18 -0500
My daughter and her friends are out of control. They use the home endlessly. I work from home; lots of missed calls, either she ignores/misses the call waiting or conference calls which disables the
/html/shop-talk/2011-01/msg00209.html (8,410 bytes)

44. Re: [Shop-talk] Phone line management (score: 1)
Author: "Peter J. Thomas" <>
Date: Fri, 28 Jan 2011 22:23:22 -0500
Thanks for all the advice. The second line may not be an option. I had a second line for dialup but disconnect when I got the cable modem. The first line went bad so the phone company switched to mai
/html/shop-talk/2011-01/msg00217.html (9,698 bytes)

45. Re: [Shop-talk] Skirt for a Play Cottage (score: 1)
Author: "Peter J. Thomas" <>
Date: Sat, 29 Jan 2011 00:13:07 -0500
Cement board porous and not very strong. I'd be worried about freeze thaw cycles. I had a scrap outside, probably longer than your granddaughter would want to play in the house, but it disintegrated
/html/shop-talk/2011-01/msg00219.html (9,651 bytes)

46. Re: [Shop-talk] Phone overload (score: 1)
Author: "Peter J. Thomas" <>
Date: Sun, 30 Jan 2011 18:25:24 -0500
That Brady Bunch episode came to mind when I was writing it. Have her set up with Skype and she does use it. They use Skype AND the land line at the same time. Along with AIM. Only problem with Skype
/html/shop-talk/2011-01/msg00234.html (9,823 bytes)

47. Re: [Shop-talk] Paging Mr Wizard (score: 1)
Author: "Peter J. Thomas" <>
Date: Sat, 05 Feb 2011 09:41:43 -0500
My vote/guess. The thickness of the root beer, which allows a nice head to form, keeps the CO2 bubbles suspended lowering the density of the liquid. Don't know if its confirmed, but gas released from
/html/shop-talk/2011-02/msg00014.html (9,372 bytes)

48. Re: [Shop-talk] Paging Mr Wizard (score: 1)
Author: "Peter J. Thomas" <>
Date: Sat, 05 Feb 2011 13:12:58 -0500
Since all experiements must be repeatable, probably ruin a whole 6 pack. But after two you probably won't notice or care. Peter T. _______________________________________________
/html/shop-talk/2011-02/msg00020.html (12,477 bytes)

49. Re: [Shop-talk] gah. Moron press <-- Gutters (score: 1)
Author: "Peter J. Thomas" <>
Date: Tue, 08 Mar 2011 12:08:52 -0500
These are designed to spray the water around the foundation in a wide pattern rather then pour in a sheet. The problem I see is the water is still falling around the foundation and may cause water pr
/html/shop-talk/2011-03/msg00070.html (13,585 bytes)

50. Re: [Shop-talk] Dishwashers again... (score: 1)
Author: "Peter J. Thomas" <>
Date: Wed, 16 Mar 2011 20:36:42 -0400
In the bottom usually towards the from is is a float, usually and inverted cup. Sometimes a fork or something gets stuck under it leaving it in the "full" position. Check under it. If it rises and fa
/html/shop-talk/2011-03/msg00113.html (7,949 bytes)

51. Re: [Shop-talk] My equivalent of a nuclear meltdown..... (score: 1)
Author: "Peter J. Thomas" <>
Date: Mon, 21 Mar 2011 09:24:47 -0400
I think Bob is correct. I saw an episode of MythBusters where they were testing skunk remedies. Jamie and Adam were deliberately trying to get skunked. The skunks were provided by a pest removal in l
/html/shop-talk/2011-03/msg00130.html (11,885 bytes)

52. Re: [Shop-talk] 220V extension cord with breaker (score: 1)
Author: "Peter J. Thomas" <>
Date: Wed, 30 Mar 2011 17:59:46 -0400
Circuit breakers are there to protect the wiring in the wall from the load, not the other way around. There is no reason for the additional circuit breaker. Peter Thomas _____________________________
/html/shop-talk/2011-03/msg00150.html (8,226 bytes)

53. Re: [Shop-talk] shopsmith (score: 1)
Author: "Peter J. Thomas" <>
Date: Wed, 13 Apr 2011 16:50:35 -0400
Haven't used one in decades, but the quality is generally good, better than many entry level tools but not as good as decent dedicated machines. However, they are a pain to change function. I've been
/html/shop-talk/2011-04/msg00077.html (10,087 bytes)

54. Re: [Shop-talk] Is a fence part of a shop? (score: 1)
Author: "Peter J. Thomas" <>
Date: Thu, 14 Apr 2011 13:03:38 -0400
Pull the post and wrap it in a couple of layers of poly. The layers should be about 1/16" on all four sides. Set the post wrapped in poly in cement. After it cures, pull post out and remove the poly.
/html/shop-talk/2011-04/msg00098.html (10,239 bytes)

55. Re: [Shop-talk] Where to get glycerin? (score: 1)
Author: "Peter J. Thomas" <>
Date: Fri, 20 May 2011 11:29:46 -0400
Kids bubble soap works fine and can be had at any dollar store. _______________________________________________ Donate: Suggested annual donat
/html/shop-talk/2011-05/msg00138.html (8,602 bytes)

56. [Shop-talk] Pedestal Sink Trap (score: 1)
Author: "Peter J. Thomas" <>
Date: Sat, 28 May 2011 20:25:08 -0400
I've demo'ed the powder room. Replacing the vinyl with tile, the vantiy with a pedestal sink and going to add wainscoting. The problem is the waste line for the sink. Originally the P trap went out t
/html/shop-talk/2011-05/msg00218.html (8,557 bytes)

57. Re: [Shop-talk] Pedestal Sink Trap (score: 1)
Author: "Peter J. Thomas" <>
Date: Sat, 28 May 2011 20:54:50 -0400
I've already opened the wall completely where the old vanity was. Might as well as I have to plumb the back wall and unplumb the side wall. Actually, I meant to have a new 1 1/14 vent turn and meet t
/html/shop-talk/2011-05/msg00220.html (8,302 bytes)

58. Re: [Shop-talk] Above ground oil tanks (score: 1)
Author: "Peter J. Thomas" <>
Date: Fri, 03 Jun 2011 20:44:54 -0400
I'm in CT also with my tank in an unheated basement garage. It gets as cold as outside. Well, not quite as cold as night and not as warm as the day, but cold. Water freezes. All oil is delivered with
/html/shop-talk/2011-06/msg00052.html (8,253 bytes)

59. Re: [Shop-talk] Shop ideas for a mobility scooter. (score: 1)
Author: "Peter J. Thomas" <>
Date: Tue, 14 Jun 2011 20:58:57 -0400
Electric wheel barrow for around the yard. _______________________________________________ Donate: Suggested annual donation $12.96 Archive: h
/html/shop-talk/2011-06/msg00167.html (9,165 bytes)

60. Re: [Shop-talk] Filling large gaps in wood? (score: 1)
Author: "Peter J. Thomas" <>
Date: Tue, 21 Jun 2011 23:10:44 -0400
Bondo and the drywall are going to expand and contract differently with temperature changes, which next to a window will be significant. You should use gypsum compound, not bondo. Tape over it with f
/html/shop-talk/2011-06/msg00203.html (9,320 bytes)

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