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  1. wingless

    Dewalt Combo Kit

    Welcome to the forum. Thanks for the info. Yes, the combo kit is a much better value. I have purchased those an sold parts that are extra for me and was ahead of the game.
  2. Oh, you're talking about above ground garden hose sprinklers. Mine are in ground. There is an upright tripod sprinkler I used for spot application, when required. The in-ground irrigation provides a better solution.
  3. You're welcome. The Hunter Residential Sprinkler Catalog shows different grade parts available for each application. When I looked last the higher grade parts were available online. I don't know how these rate to parts from other brands. My large lawn brought me to expert level on sprinkler replacement. I would lay a plastic tarp (an empty 3 cubic foot peat moss bag) near the broken head. Use my flat shovel to cut a box shape through the lawn. Lift the lawn square onto the plastic. Put some more dirt onto the bag. Remove, replace and adjust the head. Replace the dirt and lawn. Done. I got pretty fast at this repair. FWIW, massive peat moss applications twice a year enabled me to get my $1M lawn.
  4. They are available at places selling power tools. Is the inquiry about which one to select?
  5. My last home had well over 100 sprinkler heads. The original ones worked and worked and worked. The new ones would only last for several years before failure. I was replacing the new ones over and over again. The major manufacturers have different grade parts, but I always just got the parts from the big home improvement store shelves. Those higher grade parts are available online. It seems reasonable that the higher grade parts would last longer before failure.
  6. Welcome to the forum. Wear eye protection. Select the correct size six point socket, in either ½" drive or 3/4" drive, use a 3" extension and a 18" to 24" breaker bar. Slide a 3' pipe over the breaker bar. Use an aerosol lubricant on the lug nuts for several days before attempting to move the nuts. When first attempting to break free, turn nuts TIGHTER, until they budge, then stop. Work nuts back and forth, with greater rotation in the loosen direction, then back to just snug tight. Continue on the back and forth until the nuts are free. Use LOTS of aerosol lubricant throughout the process. My favorite lug stud lubricant, prior to assembly, is Anti Seize. I then always ONLY use a torque wrench at the lowest end of the specified foot pound torque range.
  7. Welcome to the forum. http://cms.toolpartspro.com/image/919-16560-Type-0/919-16560-Devilbiss-T0-PB.pdf http://documents.dewalt.com/documents/English/Instruction Manual/Devilbiss/919.165600 P.pdf It sounds like the valve plate is not working properly.
  8. Welcome to the forum. Wow, if so then that could be the handle that Old Charlie stole in Locomotive Breath, probably worth something.
  9. wingless

    RO 150

    Welcome to the forum. My Festool RO150FEQ has been used waaay more hours of continuous usage than I dare to count. As you should be aware, proper operation with this tool is the pad flat on the surface (not tipped), with regular pushing force (not excessive) and the force normal (perpendicular) to the surface, pushing on the back pad. As was stated, a vacuum is REQUIRED when using this tool. It serves many benefits. One is the obvious, dust removal. It also keeps the media (sandpaper) from clogging. It also helps extend the media life. It also keeps the tool cooler. If the media is clogged then it might cause the tool to hop around. If the pad is past the service life then this might affect operation.
  10. It looks like this DeWALT DXST10000 four shelf unit, w/ one laminate shelf and three wire shelves. Very nice unit. It will outlast you and I put together... https://dewaltshelving.com/xl-steel-industrial-storage-rack# https://assets.jsproducts.org/products/56829/72-in-h-x-77-in-w-x-24-in-d-4-shelf-industrial-storage-rack-asset-product-sheet-01.pdf https://assets.jsproducts.org/products/56829/72-in-h-x-77-in-w-x-24-in-d-4-shelf-industrial-storage-rack-asset-product-manual-01.pdf
  11. They look durable. One possible upgrade would be to bolt plywood across the grating. That would make sliding easier, prevent small stuff from falling through and improve dent resistance. Mine are steel panels w/ tee-shaped corner posts, flat diagonal slats, all retained with bolts. I have seven bays of shelves. Mine are marked with the shelf and diagonal locations for ease when moving. Mine have placement limitations due to the design, bolts being shared for adjacent shelves, plus a bolt used for a shelf isn't available for a diagonal. But mine are also very heavy duty.
  12. Nice shelves. Don't climb (or let children climb) on the shelves and the anti tip bracket won't be required. My tools are stored on some industrial steel shelves I purchased decades ago and they work great.
  13. This week the Uber driver dropping off the tenants at my AirBnB rental flattened my mailbox, breaking the post and crumpling the metal. Of course he didn’t stop to report the damage. Fortunately, I have cameras recording exterior activity and captured the incident. After much searching, I discovered how to file a claim and it looks like I will be paid for the damage. From a practical perspective, I selected a one-piece plastic mailbox that slides over a post, done. No rust, no painting, easy installation, lasts forever, sounded good to me. My daughter looked at that choice and instructed me to NEVER AGAIN ask for that mailbox. She instead has a good eye for style and design. She selected this Gibraltar Elite E1600B000 Large Black Galvanized Steel Mailbox, this Universal Forest Products 7405 Cedar Mailbox Post and these Diggoo 2” 0-9 Reflective Numbers. I also used this Gibraltar Mailbox Steel Mounting Bracket, plus two 50 lbs. bags of Quikrete 1004 Fast-Setting Concrete Mix. The cedar mailbox post assembly is rough cut wood w/ raised grain. I used my Festool RO150FEQ Rotex Vacuum Sander to quickly make the exterior smooth. The recessed nail holes on the angled support and cross-halving joint were filled w/ DAP Plastic Wood all-purpose wood filler and then sanded smooth. The vertical post and horizontal arm have a cross-halving joint. There is also an angled support nailed to the post and arm. My mailbox post assembly was nice and solid, even though some of the cross-halving joints had ~ ¼” gap. The wood was protected w/ three coats of Minwax Pro Series Spar Urethane. This is a high-gloss water-based finish that protects against water and sunlight. I sanded w/ 220 grit between each coat and used a tack cloth for dust control. The reflective decal numbers were applied using the standard tape hinge method, to ensure proper registration before committing to the placement. The “hard” thing on the number placement was not being a block letter format, w/ lots of slanting to the right, requiring visual inspection and slight tweaking to get good placement. A fine Sharpie was used to mark the left and the bottom edges on the top paper to aid placement visibility. A clear grid ruler was also used for placement. The spacing was set at 1-3/4”, left edge to left edge. The mounting brackets worked okay, just a little tedious. Install brackets onto mailbox, put mailbox onto post arm, mark bracket location on post arm, remove brackets from mailbox, mount brackets onto post arm, attach mailbox to brackets. I also drilled a hole high on the rear mailbox surface and screwed the mailbox to the vertical post for extra stability. The brackets worked fine w/ my mailbox, w/ holes at appropriate positions, so no extra drilling required. The old broken post was removed from the sandy southern Florida soil. The old post already had a large buried concrete “donut”. The once-monthly city bulk pick-up arrived the next day and removed the broken mailbox using the claw arm. The hole depth was tweaked to get the USPS-specified 41-45” arm height. The installation is “easy”, place the post, pour in dry concrete, adjust post to vertical, pour water onto ground, allow to harden. This AirBnB mailbox should not get mail. All the “real” mail has a permanent transfer to my house, so it is just the junk mail. The old mailbox had crime scene tape covering the opening, behind the door. For this one I cut a Styrofoam plug to obstruct the opening and added a “Nothing Into Mailbox” label to reinforce not placing junk mail into the mailbox. The pedestrian mailman did a triple take at my foam plug / No Mail sign after opening the door and then not depositing junk mail. This street gets a dozen cars per day. Hopefully they will miss hitting my new mailbox.
  14. The shims were trimmed w/ my OMT. The gaps above and below the shims were packed in with mortar. All the perimeter gaps were packed solid with mortar. The frame bucks were covered with wire lath, mortar, then stucco. The house will be painted this week.
  15. Welcome to the forum. What is it? What tool uses that part?
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