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And I thought my Stihl backpack blower was overkill for residential areas...

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It just a very expensive leaf blower with a water tank attached. In fact, you can use it as a leaf blower if you want.

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Makes me think of my childhood

The stuff I use for mosquitoes is also used for flea treatments for dogs, in restaurant kitchens, etc. It's pretty safe. I think it's actually used to treat head lice for humans.
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Originally Posted by Ataturk View Post

It just a very expensive leaf blower with a water tank attached. In fact, you can use it as a leaf blower if you want.

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Makes me think of my childhood

The stuff I use for mosquitoes is also used for flea treatments for dogs, in restaurant kitchens, etc. It's pretty safe. I think it's actually used to treat head lice for humans.


Pretty sure that was DDT back in the day . What the hell I've washed my hands in solvents that are now illegal to possess in most states.

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Busy weekend for me. feels good to be clean again.

Worst part was definitely getting the floor up. The self adhesive tile was stuck to 1/4" plywood, which was glued and screwed to 3/4" plywood, which was nailed (and in some places where repairs had been made, screwed) to the subfloor.

My original plan was to use a circular saw to cut a "grid" down to the subfloor and just pry each square out from the bottom layer, however the parts of 3/4 ply that were screwed to the subfloor screwed that plan up as you cant really pry up screws of that size (i cracked a couple of the subfloor boards trying that before I figured out what was going on.) So for much of the floor i had to pry up the 1/4" plywood (the screws were not far into the 3/4" plywood, but the plywood wanted to break before the screws wanted to pull out.

In the end I got it done!
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Also, the reason I left the upper portion of the old drywall is that there are uppers going over top (had to cut the bottom out to run new electrical and plumbing), and this way the seams of the newly installed drywall will be buried beneath the cabinets so we will only have to finish the butt-joints in the backsplash area. The backsplash is going to be 4" of countertop material and then painted the remaining 14" to the bottom of the cabinets.
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What's with all the fucking dogs at Home Depot? Am I not in on some social movement?
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You against them picking tiles and wood for their doghouses, racist.
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Let 'em pick paint colors, I just want to know how I missed the memo. I'm in the middle of an addition to my house and I have to go there basically every day now, and every time I do there's some meek dog following a guy around.
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You against them picking tiles and wood for their doghouses, racist.

Well, speciesist, really...
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Needed a compressor, ended up with this

http://www.lowes.com/pd_691030-355-BTFP3KIT_1z10d74__?productId=50396512

3 nailers and a compressor for $200 is a pretty sick deal
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Fuck me, downstairs A/C went out. Some kind of leak. Next week is going to be in the mid-high 80s all week
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Needed a compressor, ended up with this

http://www.lowes.com/pd_691030-355-BTFP3KIT_1z10d74__?productId=50396512

3 nailers and a compressor for $200 is a pretty sick deal


I have the previous version and it has worked great filling up my car tires.  Haven't used the nailers yet.

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Originally Posted by idfnl View Post

Needed a compressor, ended up with this

http://www.lowes.com/pd_691030-355-BTFP3KIT_1z10d74__?productId=50396512

3 nailers and a compressor for $200 is a pretty sick deal

 

I did a similar deal a couple years back.  Only used the nailers once or twice, but it all works out.

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Originally Posted by idfnl View Post

Needed a compressor, ended up with this

http://www.lowes.com/pd_691030-355-BTFP3KIT_1z10d74__?productId=50396512

3 nailers and a compressor for $200 is a pretty sick deal

I own this set. It's great, though I added a hitachi finish nailer as well that's a step above the bostitch.
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I own this set. It's great, though I added a hitachi finish nailer as well that's a step above the bostitch.

I have a pair of antique glass panel doors I want to replace all the trim on, so I went out for a 23G pin nailer and a compressor, I got a Hitachi too.

http://www.lowes.com/pd_94384-67702-NP35A_0__?productId=3582270

My last compressor died on me about 3 years ago, and every few months a need for one popped up. I've got a couple of trim projects lined up after the addition is finished.
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