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Does anyone know what connector I'd need to connect my new rotex 150 feq to my normal sized ridgid shop vac house? Preferably, one that swivels?
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Hello, I just jumped into the festool family and got the new 6" rotex feq sander. I noticed that festool didn't have an assorted pack of sanding disks so I just got a pack of the assorted tiger sharks and mestools off amazon. They don't quite cover up every hole but have most of the holes. Now, for my questions. I want to be able to get a punch to punch out the correct sized holes so the wo properly fit. Does anyone know what all the sizes of the holes on the new rotex 6" feq has? I also found a thread with the name and link to someone from 2014 that offers any assorted grit disks I need but that link doesn't work anymore. Could anyone please let me know if anyone is still doing this and where/how I could get ahold of that person? I also saw that some company (I forgot who) makes a 100% solid carbide sanding disk now. Has anyone ever tried one of those? They don't make one with all the holes for the festool so, they'd also need to be punched out but, for $40 each, that'll save a huge amount of money in the long run!
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Finishing and Painting / Re: Failed HVLP attempt, Advice?
« Last post by tjbnwi on Yesterday at 11:07 PM »
Put the gallon can in a pot of 100° water. Allow gallon to warm. Fill the cup, place the can back in the water, spray, repeat.

Tom
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Usually it is the other way round that Home Depot Canada does not carry something that its US counterpart does. For example, in Canada, we don't have the dustopper, or this: https://www.homedepot.com/p/Stanley-4-1-4-in-Pocket-Knife-with-Rotating-Blade-10-049/203771308

I suppose Home Depot US also offers the anti-slip spray in a single can, not just in a pack of 6.

By the way, I have not tried it yet, but I plan to spray a light coat of it on my Kapex table to increase grip.
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Workshops and Mobile Vehicle-Based Shops / Re: Barn makeover
« Last post by Cheese on Yesterday at 10:48 PM »
Ya Ron’s got this one handled entirely. Gutters and a slope away from the building are your friends.

One other thing to consider is if the building doesn’t have gutters, look at where the roof ends in relation to the ground. After many years of runoff from the roof, the constant pounding of the rain can make a trench around the building that’s perpendicular to the edge of the roof. A miny moat of sorts is formed around the building and prevents the water from draining properly.

Easy to fix, just add gutters and add soil to provide a proper continuous slope away from the building.

If you don’t like 10’ gutter extensions laying on the ground to interfere with grass mowing, just install 10’ pvc extensions underground with pop up water emitters.
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Workshops and Mobile Vehicle-Based Shops / Re: Barn makeover
« Last post by rvieceli on Yesterday at 10:24 PM »
@ERG you need to keep the water away from the building rather than attempting to keep the water out once it gets there.
if you have gutters make sure that they are clear and the downspouts empty and flow away from the base of the building. If you don't have gutters, consider installing.

Make sure the surrounding grade slopes away from the foundation and doesn't let water pool around the base. if it's not possible to totally slope away from the base, consider sloping to a ditch a few feet away from the building that then runs the water away.

If that doesn't work then you may need to also trench around the foundation and install a French drain that drains to daylight ideally or a dry well.

Ron
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Finishing and Painting / Re: Failed HVLP attempt, Advice?
« Last post by 3PedalMINI on Yesterday at 10:07 PM »
I’m not an expert either but I’ve always needed to thin Target coatings finishes with my Q4. I’ve also had better luck with more airflow and smaller tip. I suggest practicing on a scrap board.

Mike

Interesting. I guess I should have not taken the paint stores word and what I found online about thinning. Would you say what I experienced was due to not thinning? I’m trying to find a picture that best shows it. Maybe when I try again I’ll take a picture.

I did have some scrap plywood pieces to try first. I should have just quit and asked on here. It’s a project that is long overdue and im excited to finally be done with it.
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Member Projects / Re: New bed for my grandson
« Last post by Osaka on Yesterday at 10:04 PM »
I will love to make something similar to this for my grandson too. It looks amazing. I hope you wouldn’t mind, giving it was your idea?😀
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Finishing and Painting / Re: Failed HVLP attempt, Advice?
« Last post by Mike Goetzke on Yesterday at 09:50 PM »
I’m not an expert either but I’ve always needed to thin Target coatings finishes with my Q4. I’ve also had better luck with more airflow and smaller tip. I suggest practicing on a scrap board.

Mike
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Workshops and Mobile Vehicle-Based Shops / Re: Barn makeover
« Last post by ERG on Yesterday at 09:49 PM »
Alright boys, I'm back at work on the barn...

Bought some windows at the end of summer and the weather was nice enough to install them.



Hooked up the new panel just before it started snowing last year. Does that look up to code? Just kidding, it's a temporary circuit I put on while I was re-framing the windows.

I'll be pulling the wire I put in last year and I'll start from scratch with 12/2 and 20 amps circuits.

I have an issue I need advice with. Water is seeping under the cinder blocks of the footer. I plan to have a nice finished floor there so we can't have water, obviously. I looked at parging the outside but it doesn't look like that helps with waterproofing. I see rubber product I might be able to paint on but I'm not sure how good that would be. Any ideas?


 
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