• I love using reclaimed wood, just this past week I was comming back from Home Depot, I had to get some screws when I went past one of the churches on my way. I caught something out of the corner of my eye, went down the wrong way in their parking lot to check on what I saw. They threw out a broken acordian door/room divider. It consisted of…[Read more]

  • Masterbosh, your kidding, right? 65 degrees & your cold? It was 45 here & I’m still wearing shorts!! And, as far as that goes, it has to get damn cold for me to stop wearing shorts. A couple of years ago it hit 19 below here. At that temp, I had long pants on. That was the 17th time in 6 years where I wore long pants. But, I only wore them that…[Read more]

  • Well, I’ve used to methods myself. And, I’ve gone through a lot of steel beams in my life. I’m a retired Journeyman Pipefitter, and sometimes you had had to go through a beam to run the pipe through it. When you do that you have to make a round hole, and other type weakens the beam. Two methods that I have used are a cutting torch and a magnetic…[Read more]

  • Honey do list? Sorry to say but mine is on & uses the whole length of a roll of toilet paper, that’s a 1000 sheets. And, right now I am working on the addition to the shed in my backyard. Before that it was a huge deck that I put 1/2 way around the swimning pool. I got soooo much crap to do & my daughter is banging my ear to build her a China…[Read more]

  • Keith replied to the topic Multiplaz in the forum Metal 2 years, 10 months ago

    When I first heard about this thing it was many moons ago. I wondered how it would work, I know what they say. But, the thing is I haven’t as of yet found anyone who has one. 2 grand is kind of stiff I thought also, to get a novel welder/cutter that no one seems to know about, other then the people who work for the company. I learned long ago…[Read more]

  • Keith replied to the topic Snake Cameras in the forum Plumbing 2 years, 10 months ago

    My way of thinking, when the guy suggests he is going to run a camera down the sewer right away, I know that he is going to try to rip me off. You see I know better. He can run that camera up where the sun don’t shine. Camera’s not for me. Personally, depending on the job, I would just get the snake out and depending on the size of the drain I…[Read more]

  • Pouring grease down a sink or the can is super bad. You can forget running a eel down it, because sure the eel will get through it, but the grease will just close back down in the line after it is pulled out. I came from the industrial setting, & God knows how many times I ran a eel down a sewer to open it up. In our case we never jetted it. We…[Read more]

  • Keith replied to the topic boiler or forced air? in the forum Plumbing 2 years, 10 months ago

    Hot water heat is the best. But, most expensive also. And, if you want AC, you either put in window units, a small package ac unit or go all out & put a forced air furnance so you can install a ‘A’ coil in it for AC. As far as in the slab heating, I was never a fan for it. I’ve seen to many sub par concrete jobs where the slab cracked & the coil…[Read more]

  • Sergey, so you would change the valve & charge 360 bucks to do it!! Zowiee, that’s a hell of a lot of cash just to shut off the water, drain the tank, remove the valve & re-install a new valve & refill the tank. Just what does a new boiler drain cost these days? 360 Bucks???
    No, in my case, looking at the valve I would just shut it off. If I…[Read more]

  • There is no way that i would do what this guy is doing. Getting those ladders up in the tree like that, must have been damn interesting.
    If your going to climb a tree to top it or limb it, you have to be wearing a harness & belt as well as a pair of gaffs.
    The guy up the tree is very interest in itself. But, seeing the fire truck with a…[Read more]

  • Keith replied to the topic Welding Workbench in the forum Metal 3 years, 2 months ago

    I don’t have a fancy one like the above ones. The one I have at home is just a piece of 1/2″ thick on angle iron legs that I have set up outside in the weather. Now, what I use at work is another matter. The top is 3″ steel plate set on top of 6″ pipe legs.

  • Keith replied to the topic "Rotting" ABS Pipe in the forum Plumbing 3 years, 2 months ago

    Now, you got me thinking on this one. I’m a industrial Journeyman Pipefitter. And, we do a lot of the plumbing work in a steel mill. But, we also have a master plumber in the crew to tell us about the codes & what’s needed. Now back to the problem. Being as it’s a restaurant your having problems with, the only thing I can think of is maybe they…[Read more]

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  • Keith replied to the topic Practice for new welders in the forum Metal 3 years, 2 months ago

    To be good at welding, it takes, prcatice, practice & even more practice. I took a welding class in a local community college, many moons ago. Then when I was re-hired by United States steel, Corp. They eventually, sent me back to weld school. It was a semi-long coarse, 5 weeks of constant welding & in all positions. As when your a pipefitter you…[Read more]

  • Keith replied to the topic Multiplaz in the forum Metal 3 years, 2 months ago

    I was kinnd-of hoping that someone here had the machine. I have known about it for sometime. 2 grand seems pricey to me. But, the plus factor for me is it has a 100% duty cycle. And, the fact it can cut ferrous, non-ferrous, ceramic & bricks. I’m also wondering just how thick of a metal it can weld & cut.

  • Keith replied to the topic "Rotting" ABS Pipe in the forum Plumbing 3 years, 2 months ago

    I never heard of ABS rotting, but I guess that it does, huh? I don’t know how costly CPVC would be in your case, but you could run that for your drains. We use that all the time on hot acid, be it sulphuric, nitric or hydrocloric, it works. You could always use glass, but that’s a pain in the bucket, using!!

  • Ewwwwwwww, no way would I use that thing! It’s useless! Whoever buys it & uses it is putting a lot of faith into the threads that’s screwed into the handle. To me I see them shearing off very easy.If your going to use a cheater put a pipe over the handle of a regular full size pipe wrench. Trust me when I say this, I’ve broken plenty of pipe…[Read more]

  • Neet article! I re-claim wood all the time.But, I have cut back lately as I have 3000BF in my back yard waiting for projects to do. And, God know how much pressure treated lumber that I picked up at 80% off. The night that garbage goes out, you better be positive that you don’t need it, because you just might see the taillights of a red pickup…[Read more]

  • Ohh and another thing the tank might end up way below grade for garavity feed. But, rmeember this you can alays pump crap upwards course that means you’ll need a pump & if it breaks down you’ll be elbow deep in your own crap. :).

  • Everyone here is talking about plumbing & the building, which all in all doesn’t mean squat! Your asking about the septic tank location. That all depends on a few facts & how you built the building isn’t one of them. Did you perform a perc test, yet? You need that to figure out where the leach bed is going to go & you need that if your going to…[Read more]

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