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Old 08-22-2010, 10:22 PM   #2356
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Keith, will you please tell your wife "thank you" for taking the time to look for the rain chain? It was very nice of her to do that.

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Sorry Barb, you snuck in there while I was typing...consider it done!

She actually knew where it was, took her a few seconds!

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Old 08-22-2010, 10:29 PM   #2357
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I haven't read the whole thread but was wondering why did you go with the plastic gutters and why don't you use downspouts.
The plastic gutters are one of those "temporary" things, you know...the kind that are only there for 10 years or so.

As for downspouts, we try to catch all the water we can off the various roofs, so we just put 20 liter buckets under the ends of any gutters...or - heaven forbid - where we do actually have downspouts, they feed into 45 gallon barrels.

The days of the plastic gutters on the studio are seriously numbered now...as soon as I find some suitable wood, I will make gutters to feed the water down the rain chain.

I will re-cycle those plastic gutters on to the woodsheds, and we will get some more barrels to store that water in.

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and this glass was cut on the small saw, it's much rougher.
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I think more than anything that it is the angle of the saw blade as it attacks the glass...
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I see what you mean about the angle of cut, the last one looks like it would be a more aggressive cut. I had my wet saw loaned out to a friend and just got it back, I am going to see how it cuts glass and I will check to see what angle the cut is. It will probably be a little later before I can check it though.
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I see what you mean about the angle of cut, the last one looks like it would be a more aggressive cut. I had my wet saw loaned out to a friend and just got it back, I am going to see how it cuts glass and I will check to see what angle the cut is. It will probably be a little later before I can check it though.
If it has the 10" blade, it will likely have the low angle...7" blade, much steeper angle. It only makes sense that there would be chipping from such an angle. Although on tile it seems fine.
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If I recall some cutting supply centre they will have small blade with diffrent cutting angle so you can get alot more smoother cut on glass but those item are not found in most of the big box store more like a wholesale supply centre.

If you need let me know I will try to dig up a number or two plus compane name.

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If I recall some cutting supply centre they will have small blade with diffrent cutting angle so you can get alot more smoother cut on glass but those item are not found in most of the big box store more like a wholesale supply centre.

If you need let me know I will try to dig up a number or two plus compane name.

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Thank you Marc:

There is a company right over in Vancouver, just a short hop from here, which has the best blades I have seen. They come very highly recommended by the biggest tile website. I have two of their blades now, but not one of the smaller ones.
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For What It's Worth...

Diamond blades (those shown above appear to be new) can quickly wear "out-of-round" and when that happens they have a tendency to bounce on the material being cut. The bouncing is usually barely noticeable but will cause chipping in materials like hard hard tile and glass that have a high surface tension. Also most-often it is the blade leaving the material that usually causes the chipping, this is what we around here call "tailing off". Sometimes it can be corrected but usually I have found it is due to a very slight warp in a blade. I don't think a guy can stop a warped blade from tailing-off.

If a saw is chipping cuts and is capable of making "plunge cuts" a guy can often limit the chipping by making a first pass at about 1/16" deep, (changing the angle of attack) then lowering the head back to normal height and cutting again. Not sure if that approach will work on glass.

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Bud...Please...Butt in any time. Your posts are always so informative and well explained.

You hit it right on the head there, it is the back side of the glass which was chipping...sorry...tailing off.

Even though the small blade is absolutely brand new - it hasn't cut anything except the glass - it caused the tailing off right from the very first cut.

You know sometimes you can hear a slight wobble in the blade as it comes to a stop when it is in the cut? Well, this one does that. The 10" has no such bad manners.

The last few pieces of glass I took well over two minutes to go through 18" of 1/4" thick glass. Painfully slowly.

Incidentally, you will be glad to hear I am in the process of doing some major cleaning up so that I can tackle some more tiling!
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BREAKING NEWS

THIS JUST IN....

We have had 4-1/2 inches of rain during the past sixty minutes and it's still pouring. Damndest thing I've seen in a long long time!


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We have had 4-1/2 inches of rain during the past sixty minutes and it's still pouring. Damndest thing I've seen in a long long time!


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What a ripoff...you don't need it...but we sure do!
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I guess I was under the impression that your neck of the woods received a daily rain like Seattle.

Last night our storms came and went over a period of just under two hours. A rain gauge at the garden reported 4.75 inches, another gauge in the BBQ area reported 5.00 inches. My wife's garden wagon had 5.50 inches in it this morning.

This afternoon my wife was interviewed by the local TV station that was doing a story about the heavy rains and flooding last night. NOW she's a celebrity!!!
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Wow! That means you're both celebrities now! Hard to imagine how hard it must have pelted down if you got 5 inches so quickly! Well, you don't need to water the lawn today!

Another question for you Bud...not about that rain...any special tricks I should know about setting some marble tile? I did some before, but it was 5 years ago and I did it in almost complete ignorance. Luckily it turned out well and so far apparently it's still in good condition.

It was the same sort of thing I'm going to do now, a tub surround - soaker type tub - and the tub will sit on top of 6" wide framing which will also be done in marble. The tap will be set on the marble as well. I do have the diamond hole saw for that.

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Coco.,

If my memory serve me right with marble tiles you have to paste the back tile plus you put the paste on the floor or wall as well due the back tile is very smooth it may have hard time to stick on real quick so take your time with it.

And make sure the back is clean and dry when you paste it.

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