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    kswiss
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    edmonton, AB

    Here I am, going at it the other day – swapped out three more faucets for the metering type for all the little kids. I swear, we’ll probably make up the cost of the upgrade in the first month just from water savings!

    I’ve never seen this before, what is a metering type of faucet?

    Kind of like a low flow faucet. It only lets out a certain amount of water per cycle to try to cut back on wasted water or people leaving the taps on.

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    cmeyer25
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    Bellingham, WA

    @kswiss you got it – it’s a row of six sinks in a daycare I work with.

    @r-ice metering faucets are the kind you push pn and then the mechanism inside the faucet gives you a certain amount of time before it shuts off the water. Most of the ones I’ve used/ worked with are spring actuated. These ones are a newer style from Moen with a levered handle that seems really easy to use. We have a few others on the other side of the building that are like a lot of the public restrooms at parks where it’s just a big knob that you push and that style doesn’t have any mechanical advantage, so it’s a bit more difficult for the littler kids to use.

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    r-ice
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    Durham region, ON

    @kswiss you got it – it’s a row of six sinks in a daycare I work with.

    @r-ice metering faucets are the kind you push pn and then the mechanism inside the faucet gives you a certain amount of time before it shuts off the water. Most of the ones I’ve used/ worked with are spring actuated. These ones are a newer style from Moen with a levered handle that seems really easy to use. We have a few others on the other side of the building that are like a lot of the public restrooms at parks where it’s just a big knob that you push and that style doesn’t have any mechanical advantage, so it’s a bit more difficult for the littler kids to use.

    ahh i gotcha, well I have 2 cats and I have a touch faucet. when I hear niagara falls in my kitchen i know one of those little monsters has turned my tap on, I may need this lol.

    #596747
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    cmeyer25
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    Bellingham, WA

    @r-ice I really like them – no electricity but still have a kind of automation to them. Definitely saved money and is more hygienic too!

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    theamcguy
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    Fayetteville, NC

    Good article on sharpening dull drill bits by hand. Also a downloadable pdf available

    http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Sharpen-Used-and-Dull-Drill-Bits-By-Hand/?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email

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    r-ice
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    Durham region, ON

    Good article on sharpening dull drill bits by hand. Also a downloadable pdf available

    http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Sharpen-Used-and-Dull-Drill-Bits-By-Hand/?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email

    thanks for this, I’ve never gotten the hang of sharpening drill bits even with the drill doctor.

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    Try this. Tom is pretty awesome. Mostly machining work but lots of other good tips too.

    My You Tube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCA5AretE3xPoVDV61AxUdUA

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    Boschmanbrian
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    Montreal , QC, Canada

    @jimdaddyo that’s exactly what I was taught years years ago when I started at the shop.
    Good video, thanks Jim.

    #606256
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    hojo04
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    These are great idea and maybe I can use them to my advantage someday. Thanks

    #606333
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    Clev08
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    I may have to give that a try, it might be worth it to not buy a drill doctor or have then sharpened by someone else.

    #606348
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    theamcguy
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    Fayetteville, NC

    Try this. Tom is pretty awesome. Mostly machining work but lots of other good tips too.

    Very helpful JDO, easier to see that way.

    #607338

    2.5 gallon ceiling paint bucket works wonders fits almost every where.i used paint tray when pulling out garbage disposal removal but for p trap I’ll use the paint bucket

    #607354
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    Doobie
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    Ajax, ON

    I have to admit, normally worn drill bits with me get tossed or tucked in a fugget-bout-it drawer. But that is a good video to redress them instead and give them a new life.

    Kevin.

    #607359
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    theamcguy
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    Fayetteville, NC

    I have to admit, normally worn drill bits with me get tossed or tucked in a fugget-bout-it drawer. But that is a good video to redress them instead and give them a new life.

    I always resharpen. I go through a bunch of bits and resharpening can help. If I tossed a bit every time it got dull or broke I’d be spending a fortune in bits.

    #607418
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    Boschmanbrian
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    Montreal , QC, Canada

    I have to admit, normally worn drill bits with me get tossed or tucked in a fugget-bout-it drawer. But that is a good video to redress them instead and give them a new life.

    I always resharpen. I go through a bunch of bits and resharpening can help. If I tossed a bit every time it got dull or broke I’d be spending a fortune in bits.

    We used to do that lots, but only to the 1/4 inch and above, the smaller ones just to tiny to hold lol

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