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  1. Never been in this situation commercially, but...

    Never been in this situation commercially, but have you asked various roofing companies what financing they offer? They might laugh you off, but in competitive times there might be one who offers...
  2. Currently moving home and shop, so I've had a...

    Currently moving home and shop, so I've had a unique opportunity to 'review' some of my storage choices over the years.

    I have an assortment of IBM card file cabinets and various other index-card...
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    At last, a project I can use my huge inventory of...

    At last, a project I can use my huge inventory of sash weights and disk brake rotors for...
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    Story should have ended: "And the daughter and I...

    Story should have ended: "And the daughter and I are still married."
  5. I recently bought a 20' standard height...

    I recently bought a 20' standard height 'one-tripper' (AKA "new") for $3k. Built in Jan 2020, so some damage but not a lot. Seals/doors work great, top is good. Sides have dents/scratches. Loading it...
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    No longer news, but thieves steal cars by using...

    No longer news, but thieves steal cars by using RF amplifiers to extend the link from a keyfob inside the victim's house to the car. Like if the keys are in a dish in the front hallway, or by the...
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    Anything magic about the wires inside the tube? ...

    Anything magic about the wires inside the tube? I would think that unsoldering and re-soldering some wiring would be closer to a standard repair procedure (sensor or PSU replacement) than some of...
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    I stopped at 'too long to get in my shop'. No...

    I stopped at 'too long to get in my shop'. No windows? Can you control the elevator well enough to use the top of the car instead of putting it inside?
  9. Well, I know that sucks, but at a grand a pop it...

    Well, I know that sucks, but at a grand a pop it would be worth a real crate. Or maybe some close-fitting schedule 80 pvc electrical conduit with glued-on endcaps, or screw-on fittings. (With...
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    Unless they're really tight corners, why even use...

    Unless they're really tight corners, why even use connectors on 90 degree bends in pex? For water, they use a guide brace that will give you about a 4-8" radius depending on pipe diameter. If...
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    Seems like as good a time to start out as any, I...

    Seems like as good a time to start out as any, I guess...

    There have been several threads here over recent years about people wanting to sell out and move on from thriving shops. Getting a good...
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    Set yourself up as a dealer that takes trade-ins....

    Set yourself up as a dealer that takes trade-ins. No $ to mis-direct. Buy what they need in exchange for what they don't.
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    Always good to look at which entity is the...

    Always good to look at which entity is the customer of the arbitration firm. Chances are, it's the company, not the employee. It matters.
  14. I started this with a smart-ass link request for...

    I started this with a smart-ass link request for "stainless drywall screws", but it seems they actually exist. Who knew? (Not me, obviously...)

    Putting an appropriate-length 2x4 across the inside...
  15. Still have some W98 install packs sitting around,...

    Still have some W98 install packs sitting around, but nothing with your desired software on it.

    Also have an alleged IDE disk drive copier (hardware thing, no actual PC involved). Was from a...
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    And there are companies (clients) that state that...

    And there are companies (clients) that state that I can't drive on their property (parking lot) without a million dollar liability policy naming them as loss payee. And this is a Suburban, hauling...
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    Hot dip = always better. I used some cold...

    Hot dip = always better.

    I used some cold spray and brush on stuff from the interwebs on a tilt trailer a few years ago. Needed to do one more coat, but ran outta time. It's still holding up 5...
  18. Trust me, many completely independent contractors...

    Trust me, many completely independent contractors still have to meet deadlines set by others. It can be up to them how and when they work, of course. But if there's an event 'showtime', for...
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    Take a look at some of the office conversions out...

    Take a look at some of the office conversions out there for ideas. Doors on each end, or doors in the middle of the side can make for more usable layouts.

    I'm looking at 20' at the moment due to...
  20. That link to Columbus Machine Works was...

    That link to Columbus Machine Works was interesting. Didn't know about that hometown operation. Link to an ornamental lathe off their home page, too. Click on "MADE Lathe"
  21. If a breaker is switch duty rated (usually for...

    If a breaker is switch duty rated (usually for lighting) does that rating also 'count' for loads such as the AC units mentioned? (SWD and HID breakers for example. HID=High Intensity Discharge, I...
  22. Hacker time? A Raspberry Pi/Arduino type solution...

    Hacker time? A Raspberry Pi/Arduino type solution intercepting the CAN bus and reporting whatever VIN you want, instead of what the module says. But they, your family's safety is in the hands of...
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    Is there no issue with him being under 18 but in...

    Is there no issue with him being under 18 but in an industrial environment? Is your guardianship a way around any issues?

    I had though that underage was a blocker, but perhaps not. Sounds like...
  24. Here's our un-cuttable material, and here's how...

    Here's our un-cuttable material, and here's how to cut it.

    It's more fun to watch from the sidelines as thieves and crackheads experiment and fail. Until they succeed, that is.
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    Somewhere I have a book from my dad's library. ...

    Somewhere I have a book from my dad's library. Name always interested me: "Use Enough Gun" by Rourke (?).

    I can dig it up and see what 'enough' is...
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