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post #3316 of 5824
Yeah save jets for chlorinated water, outside in spas. Or for long distance travel at high speeds.
post #3317 of 5824
Was leaning away from jets so thanks for validating the opinion. Looks sharp @chrisgold and the wand seems like a smart purchase.
post #3318 of 5824
Avoid corner tubs in general, unless you don't ever plan actually use it. They're tremendous water wasters.
post #3319 of 5824
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Originally Posted by Ataturk View Post

...tremendous water wasters.

This only matters to Californians.

One of my roommates in college asked me to turn off the tap while I brushed my teeth. I was like, WTF?
post #3320 of 5824
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Originally Posted by archetypal_yuppie View Post

This only matters to Californians.

One of my roommates in college asked me to turn off the tap while I brushed my teeth. I was like, WTF?

cmon, I thought the ninja turtles covered this one.
post #3321 of 5824
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This only matters to Californians.

Water is abundant around here, but it's also spectacularly expensive because of the (supposed) cost of sewers and treating waste water to the feds' satisfaction.
post #3322 of 5824
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Water is abundant around here, but it's also spectacularly expensive because of the (supposed) cost of sewers and treating waste water to the feds' satisfaction.

It's a water heater size issue also... a big corner jet tub will empty a small water heater.
post #3323 of 5824
what is a good drill to get? i don't need super high end just cordless and something that will last...

any thoughts fellas?
post #3324 of 5824
What are your intended uses?
post #3325 of 5824
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Originally Posted by RedLantern View Post

What are your intended uses?

drill and screw in things, I'm sure occasionally i'll need to go through thick points in walls...
post #3326 of 5824
You'd probably be just fine with a 12v from any name brand. I find that I do much, much more "fine" screw driving than actual drilling or any driving application where I'd need any serious power. I might be tempted to buy a electric screwdriver (much easier to use in tasks requiring dexterity) and also a very inexpensive corded drill to use on the occasion you actually have to drill anything.
post #3327 of 5824
Get a drill and an impact driver. Impact drivers are way more useful when it comes I driving screws than a drill. The porter cable 12v combo kit should cover the basics for most homeowners and then buy a corded drill when you need to do some heavy duty drilling.
post #3328 of 5824
Personally I have a love for the heavier Makita stuff.. The battery power ones with 16v are great for anything but the heaviest chore. And if they can't do it I'll borrow the hilti from my father in law, but I'd skip that brand for simple home chores, it's heavy duty.
post #3329 of 5824

We have a corded and a cordless drill.  More often than not I reach for the corded drill.  I think we have a Black and Decker or something but it is 8 years old and just fine.  

 

You will also want to look at how the bit is locked into the drill.  Do you want a quick set or the old style of manually locking the bit in?

post #3330 of 5824
I have a bit brace and auger bits which I prefer for any sort of wood boring chore, well over a cordless drill, where the hole has to be free of tearout on the exit or has to be well aligned, or is larger than 3/8". Well kept vintage Irwin bits are very good for softwood boring. I prefer this method over an electric drill and spade bit for pretty much anything that would call for a spade bit.

For up to 1/2" I have a battery powered drill (makita i think), but more importantly I have a good chuck with it and brad point bits. If you are drilling into wood without worry of nails, use a brad point. They're much nicer to bore small holes with then plain twist bits.

I bought the bits from Lee Valley tools, they are good about carrying high quality stuff without insane price tags. I've gotten an occasional turd, or pointless thing from them, but the great majority of their stuff is excellent quality and does exactly as intended.

One of the best things I did for general household screwing (lols) was to get a boxes of general screws, cabinet screws, and a few other varieties of screws and a good quality corresponding bit for every type. I bought most of it from McMaster or Mcfeely's.

Once your pretty well setup with these few things it makes life much easier for a huge majority of easy tasks for around the house. The same ones that turn into a nightmare if you're dealing with shitty hardware or tools.

One last note; I bought a set of Wera brand bits, manual phillips screwdrivers of the normal range in sizes and screwdriver handle which can accept a typical hex tip (manual bits). I cant think of a household chore where this stuff does not get put to use.
Edited by SkinnyGoomba - 5/17/15 at 7:29am
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