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@Jhawk nc Hey bros I'm a carpenter(finish and framing), I specialize in historic preservation/restoration. I'm a member of the Perservation Trades Network, keeping the old ways alive. I use chisels everyday, you should keep your chisels as sharp as your knives. Mora makes a sweet chisel ground knife, it's the best and it's only like 20 buck on amazon.

@Yuma County I have a question for you, I have a 2006 malibu. and my catalytic converter is really clogged(it's miss firing and I'm fixing that as well), it's starting to kick, like a tranny would, and it's heating up to over 200 degrees in like 5 minutes. So I'm trying to pull the damn thing out and I got the shield off and all the bolts except the one on the underside of the cat that holds that section of exhaust from shaking all over the place. It's the one that holds the cat/manifold to the block. My problem is I don't have an impact, and I can't use a breaker bar because you can't get enough ass on it to even start to get tension. Any ideas? I sprayed with cutting fluid, PB blaster, break cleaner and I can't get it to move at all.

It's a tight space between the firewall and the engine

I was about to say I dont have a lift or life would be easy ahah

oh damn, from the engine the manifold has the cat attached to it then it has a flange that I can seperate it from the muffler

just 1 cat. 4 cyclinder

yeah this thing was made during the years they cut every corner to save money to save the company

yeah that's what I was thinking too.

there's just not enough room to work

for sure, I was going to drill it out and then just retap it, but I cant get enough force behind a drill to even make a dent.

My end goal is to pull out my cat and knock out the honeycomb and then reinstall it. haha

I'm assume that honeycomb is clogged. I've had a misfire for years now, and I assumed the cabon clogged the honeycomb. It's throwing a P0420 code.

Really? We don't have emission checks here, so I figured I'd just bust it out. But I'll try to clean it first, and if that doesn't work I'll try busting it out. I'm pretty lucky that a new one only costs $455. So things could be worse haah

I have an great little trick, if you have a piece of wood that's busted off and you feel you might need to drill a pilot hole in it so it won't split in two while reattaching it but don't have a drill bit. Try this, this piece busted off an old window I "tuned up"

Take your nail and blunt the end

make it like an old cut nail so it actually cuts the fibers and not seperating them.

no splitting

oh right on, I didn't think of that. But you do this stuff everyday, I appreciate you bro

I do, I probably going to order it.

I saved up a grand thinking a new cat would cost around that price. so I'm doing ok ahah

yeah I need one, now my car is 11 years old and it's starting to have age problems. But as much as I hate this car I'll give it respect, this is the first major issue with it in 11 years. I had a vent canister solenoid go out, but nothing major. So an impact would be an useful tool have around.

yeah for sure. I had a buddy do that years ago when we first started driving. He was so worried that his wheel was going to come off he cranked them down, and the next flat he got he was screwed

@Envian my eyes suck. What damages were done? Those marks on the door?
If so since you painted it, that's an easy fix, and it'll still look nice.
Sand it out, then use some wood epox to fill, let dry for a day or so then sand out and paint.

How bad is it? You could use a wood epox, the stuff I use takes stain, it won't show grain but if it's small scrapes you'll be good

My rule on fixing rotted wood is if 40% is there, we're going to use the wood

If you want to stain, you can take wood glue and mix the sawdust in the glue, and use that as your putty

@Der Seeteufel - SD You're not done with the hand rails are you? No spindles, balusters, newel post?
Let me ask you a question, why did you reuse that old timber?
Sorry if I come off as a dick, but I take great pride in my work, and as a finish carpenter I follow behind skippy the butcher almost everyday.

@Der Seeteufel - SD I'm not calling you a hack haha. I would like to help you "church" that stair set up.

Oh ok. I thought you went and bought new wood and reused this couple pieces that are stained.
Lets talk about that handrail though. At least add a newel post on the end.

It's worth it

I don't use a lot of power tools

That's my bread and butter

The guy I work for started doing carpentry before power tools were accessible to everyone. I do tons of work without power tools

That stuff and a chisel are all I use everyday

How come no plumbing? Everyone has plumbing issues.

oh cool, Just real quick anyone doing work on a home built in 1978 or older, do a lead test before you start doing any work. Lead is deadly to the little ones and old ones. I'm certified in Lead abatement, please ask questions if you think there might be lead in your home.

With that said lead in your home is totally fine, unless paint is chipping. Same goes for asbestos.

Does anyone still recap tires? or is that a thing of the past?

probably showing my age with that question ahah

@Atten - TX#2465 P0455 code? It's cake. Your purge valve is only held on by 2 clamps. You have to remove the shield/cover that covers your engine and it's right on top, you can't miss it. The only tool you'll need is the screwdriver to disconnect the air intake hose from that shield/cover.

You can try and clean the old one and see if that gets rid of the light.

save yourself a whole 20 bucks ahah

@whitelash1488#3099 Depends on where it's going in the house, and whatever look you're going for.

What room is it going in?

man how about laminate flooring?

you can achive a lot of different looks with laminate. It's durable and really easy to install.

laminate is going to be cheaper than tile, and you can probably get it the exact same look.

Ignore that cat, but this is a bamboo laminate.

haha it was Sunday, he was getting ready for church.

@whitelash1488#3099 if you're looking to change the look of a room relatively inexpensively, you can add chair rails, picture rails, crown molding, or wainscoting to the walls. Adding 5 1/4in baseboard, if you don't already have it, can make a big difference to a room. And I can teach you scarf joints and mitered coping joints!
Here's a house I added crown, a chair rail and we added I think the baseboard was something like 8inches.

Oh this is vinyl, it looks great too. There are a ton of options for flooring.

You could literally have the hardwood floor look in every room, using laminate, vinyl and tile.
The only place I like carpet is in the bedrooms.

This is tile in a bathroom.

@Whitelash bro we can help you

Nice bro, looks good. Here's a great little chart to help with how high thing's should be.

@Deleted User I honestly can't remember. It was on my phone from Dec 2015. Not from work, but it's a good one.

Painting today. Anyone interested in learning how to paint like a boss? No tape cut in?

First thing, you pull paint no smear. It's like using a file, one direction.
You dip your paint brush in the paint. Wipe one side off using the lip of the can.

You paint with one side of the brush, pulling the paint.

To hold, grip the brush really low on the brush, using your fingers to make the bristles stiff.

Take your time and pull the paint. Steady hands

It all comes down to how you hold it. I use the 3 fingers on the bristles to stiffen them for better control.

Here's my shop

I love shop pics haha

We should have a safety thread.

I told him to rub some dirt on it and let's get back to work.

It's going to be a wonderful day...

@Deleted User he did, the doc told him to do nothing because there isn't much left to sew up.
From what I understand he was loading a 40ft ladder on his truck this morning and slipped and the ladder smashed his finger into the stop on his ladder rack.
He said it never hurt until after he left the hospital, so you know it was bad.

Poor guy wasn't at work yet so workers comp said they aren't going to cover it.

He does. It's bullshit workers comp won't cover it. He's the second guy I know personally who got hurt loading things for the job at their home that they won't cover.

Yeah they're a joke. Hope your girl's ok. Wrist damage could be potentially bad, like as far as long term problems.

Word, I was at Toyota Princeton, IN one afternoon and one of the vendors was walking the conveyor where the seats come down to thr line, they were looking up and walking and someone didn't close the hatch where the seats go down and dude fell on to two something like 3foot spikes. Died right there. Hands down the absolutely worst thing I've ever seen in person.

@Lebens that sucks. @Thomas Morrow I was driving a man lift at full speed around a house and hit a bump it was like a slingshot, threw me in the air, I had my harness on that day, lucky haha

Construction sites and factories are hazardous

Haha for sure. I'm the same way these days. I don't take extra risks unless there is no other option. I don't even get on scaffolding without a harness anymore either

Hahaha I don't get that option. I get to comfortable when I'm up high. You think 60ft+ up in the air walking on a 10in walkboard, you wouldn't let your guard down, but I do.

Oh fuck that. Did you not have to lock out?

That shit doesn't fly in an auto plant

I love shop talk, all my friends are soft bitches, so I don't get to trade stories like this often. I know I'm lame. Haha

Bro that sucks, contractors can be the worst.
Theold timer I work for was telling his buddy who's a carpenter had a new kid on the job, they were cutting plywood and the kid was supposed to be holding it, well he was fucking off and the saw kicked back and cut the carpenter's right thumb off, it ended his career. Circular saws I have great respect for.

@Deleted User I'm the same way with my gloves, no fingers. I hate gloves.

@Deleted User haha me too bro

@Lebens he uses that lotion for lube bro.

So nice, I was on Cherokee today

@Deleted User where on Cherokee? There are a lot of Jews in the triangle

@Deleted User right on. I love that part of Cherokee.
Do you work on historic homes often?

Is it a pain in the ass working on that old stuff?

Right on.
When's the last time you guys saw these?

Haha word. I work exclusively in historic buildings, and I don't see them often.

I think it's a switch. Not sure, I didn't mess with it haha

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