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MJBaldwin

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About MJBaldwin

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  • Birthday 11/05/1988

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  1. Electric Infloor Heat

    Has anyone done this before? I have read a ton of things some say you need to add an additional layer like durarock and then lay infloor heat over that. Others say use a primer on the OSB and lay your infloor heat above that and pour the Self Leveling Concrete to be embedded in this. All of which would be topped with tile. Any advice would be great!
  2. Electric Infloor Heat

    To add ontop of this i just noticed that the cold lead and the sensor cannot be routed in the same conduit and the electrician only did one. what would your suggestion be there?
  3. Electric Infloor Heat

    Just trying to get some opinions on how to do this. I bought a 60sqft mat from pexuniverse.com (HeatTech) is the brand name same as all the others from what I have read online. My question is prep and installation. I am building a new home this is going to be located in the master bathroom which is OSB flooring (Blank Slate to start with). I have read I could put this right onto the OSB and then trowel (3/8" plastic) over to tile my flooring. OR i could do a self lever concrete over the mat to make install of tile a little easier? I am installing the 1"x1" Hexagon tiles which are in a 1'x1' mat. Or how would you go about this? My father in-law thinks I should lay tar paper down then heating mat with a self leveler over that. Just want install to go easy and not spend a ton. Thought? Advise?
  4. Best Fish House

    18' with the 3ft v? Would this be fine to pull with a 1500? How much ice would you need to take it out? (I am never the first one out so we dont even need to start that debate) Just looking at general thickness
  5. Kids & Boats

    Thanks for the input guys. Big Dave: What is your budget? 5-15k roughly just looking for a dealNew or used?used for sureWhat lakes or bodies of water do you fish?i fish from 500 acre lakes to mille lacs and winnieWhat species of fish do you target?anything that will bite What type of fishing do you do most, IE bobber, drift, trolling, etc. I bobber fish with the kids but will typically troll or drift when with friends (walleye)Where will you store it? preferably my garageWhat will you haul it with? 1500 dodge ramDo you want to do other things with it like water skiing, etc? im sure as the kids get older they will want to do that. I also like to get up on the water skis a couple time a year. My father in-law has an 18' sylvan works great full windshield a year ago i wanted a single console due to space on the floor and how much they take up. Although on larger bodies of water that full windshield is really nice. I would love a pontoon but I do not have a lake place and don't really like trailing that every weekend or storing it at my place. I will keep my eyes out thanks for the advice I was thinking along Bobby Bass's thoughts I would mind going a little older in order to save money although I feel like newer boats use a lot of the space for storage unlike the older boats which is really nice to get things off the floor.
  6. Tv Setup

    Thanks delcecchi, that is what I was thinking just didn't know if there were other "obvious" solutions.
  7. Best Fish House

    I have a 2 man Eskimo portable currently and looking for advice. Ideally I will be able to fish myself, wife, 3 yr boy and our twin boys that are 1 - this house will be for in the future. That being said what the best option? Hub style? If I went with a wheel house how long would you go? (looking at both options currently) Thanks in advance im sure there is someone that has this same issue and how did you resolve it or what would you do differently?
  8. Kids & Boats

    Hello there, I had a smaller 14' boat for many years. We recently have moved so I decided to sell that boat. That being said our family grew x2 in a hurry. That being said I am wanting something that will last awhile My wife loves to fish and I have a 3 year old boy and twin boys that are 1 now which I will start taking out once I get a new boat. What brand or length would you suggest? I was looking at an aluminum one but the fiberglass ones have hit my interest lately... Just not sure on the best option.. I am not a tournament fisher by any-means but I do like to go alone or with a few buddies for some week or weekend trips. Thoughts or advice? Thanks in advance
  9. Tv Setup

    Hello there, I am wondering what you guys do for a TV set up above the fireplace. I am moving and the new house will not have the depth my old one did to whole the wii, dvd player, apple tv, and cable box... What are your thoughts on all this? Best look or set up?
  10. 1980 Honda 3 Wheeler

    As dumb as this sounds how is this done?
  11. 1980 Honda 3 Wheeler

    Hello, well I convinced my brother in-law to pick up my buddies old 1980 185 although pretty sure he said it was bored out to a 200? Here is the deal it's been sitting for a solid 8 years. I know it ran fine before. Not the delema----- It starts right up (he bought a new carb odd amazon) although it sounds like a jet with high rpms. Looked at the throttle cable that's fine. Floats are fine. So he plugged this hole in the air filter and got it to idle down although when he hit the gas wouldn't get any power. Read a few things online and they tell you to just bypass the filter box and all that so back to amazon we went to get one of those filters that mount right up to the carb and it's still the same issue.. I just haven't seen anything like this? Do you guys have any thoughts or tricks that we/he could try?! Thanks in advance
  12. Tree Swing

    Leech, we just like the look of it in the tree. I was thinking of maybe an eye bolt on the lower side then some threaded rod to the higher side to get it down more even?
  13. Tree Swing

    All, I am trying to make a swing for my son. Although it works it's just not 100% for my likeing. I only have an angled branch to work with. I have attached a picture of what I have and hope you guys can help me. I tried a piece of wood up too and just didn't seem to do anything. Was going to try maybe eye bolts so the eyes are both at the same elevation? thoughts?
  14. Plumbing Question

    Leech, i would consider that although new piping and doesnt go outside vents through the AVV under the cabinet. JMD, It worked fine before i had this disposal and no AVV valve. I took back the original one due to i thought it was a faulty one. Now i am second guessing these things? I have never used one before but seems like it is causing a headache... I would agree might be letting more water down but it doesnt seem to take that long to start backing up turn water on wait a min or two and i can hear that it is going to start backing up.
  15. Plumbing Question

    sink and piping back to the branch is all new. drain size went from 1-1/2" cast to 1-1/2" PVC there was a lot of build up on the existing cast being almost 100 years old. When i turn the disposal on will run but then will start to come back up the non disposal side, and once off will slowly drain down.