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Hi, I'm the guy that can make two 45 degree miter cuts add up to anything BUT 90 degrees.
Our house is about 100 years old, and I am repairing/remodeling while we live in it, and everything is a learning experience.
I have spent the past 2 years working to keep the wild water on the outside of the house and the domesticated water in the pipes where it belongs. Our town of 75 residents recently got city sewer service, so I am in the process of changing over from septic as I remodel bathrooms, kitchen, laundry room, and the basement.
Currently, I am procuring tools as I can afford them and hope to avoid some costly mistakes with guidance from the experienced and expert folks on this site.

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Welcome aboard. I live outside town limits, and have a septic tank. I wouldn't see changing unless I absolutely had to. That's me tho, change away.

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Welcome aboard. I live outside town limits, and have a septic tank. I wouldn't see changing unless I absolutely had to. That's me tho, change away.
Thanks for the welcome!

I had to go through this same thing when I lived in Texas. It's not like the homeowner has a choice. Once the town or city decides to put the system in, you (the homeowner) will connect. If you choose not to, they'll just do it for you, bill you, then place a lein against your property, eventually taking possession of your land and house. Ya gotta love the government!
I'd love for the rascals in charge here to move the city limits back until I was outside them too. A few of us have even tried to get the town un-incorporated, with no success.
Anyway, I try to look at the bright side. It made it really easy to connect my motorhome to the sewer!
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LOL, I am like you on those 45s, but I am so stubborn I have even tried a 75 and a 15 and a 30 and 60...for me those dont work either. Welcome to the forumlaugh:
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Hi, I'm the guy that can make two 45 degree miter cuts add up to anything BUT 90 degrees.
Our house is about 100 years old, and I am repairing/remodeling while we live in it, and everything is a learning experience.

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Hi Warren. With a 100 year old house, the ability to make two 45's add up to something not quite 90 may be a necessary skill Welcome to the forum!

I have found that hand tools are the best choice when I want to make mistakes at a slower rate of speed.

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Hi Warren. With a 100 year old house, the ability to make two 45's add up to something not quite 90 may be a necessary skill Welcome to the forum!
Thanks, guys!
As a matter of fact, there is a pantry type cabinet in the kitchen with a wedge shaped gap between it and the wall. It makes contact at the base and has a 1.5" gap at the top.
I used to think the cabinet was crooked until I painted the kitchen. Walls and ceiling used to be all green, now the walls are pale blue with a white ceiling and I can see that the ceiling isn't level, and the walls are not plumb (any of them!). I also tiled the floor and learned the room isn't square either!
The door going to the back porch was a hollow wooden door (bedroom type) with two hinges that was de-laminating. While replacing it, I learned the previous owner simply cut a hole in the wall and hung the door. So, I am learning a lot in a very big hurry!
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