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General Discussion / Re: No Charge ?
« on: September 19, 2018, 07:09:08 AM »
I'm not opposed to hot gluing a repair like that. Maybe one anchor stitch right in the corner.
It may not seem like a quality repair, but then again, you're not getting paid a quality rate either. If they want it done right, they can pay up. And I'll be happy to remove the whole cover and re-sew it on a machine.

I would've figured out a way to do a quick repair. No way I'm spending 2 hours for free on that corner.

Sometimes, you just do what you gotta do.


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I'm located about 3 blocks from a welder.

I take broken recliner mechanisms to him. He welds them while I wait (usually 5-10 minutes).
Typical charge is $15-$25.

Much easier than scouring the internet for the right mechanism (only to end up getting sent the wrong one anyway). And the welded mech is usually stronger than it was new.

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General Discussion / Re: Nocliner
« on: September 17, 2018, 10:25:56 AM »
A handle to get in that condition, it has been abused and/or the mechanism is experiencing wear - putting
more strain on the handle. 

Not necessarily. Some of those cables break for no damn good reason. But quite often, it IS a case of a cheap mechanism that simply wasn't designed to recline 300 lb. butts. More stress on the mech. equals more wear on the cable.

And it seems to be a common occurrence that the more overweight people are, the less money they spend on quality furniture.

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General Discussion / Re: Nocliner
« on: September 17, 2018, 08:03:23 AM »
I've always found what I need on ebay stores.
https://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_from=R40&_trksid=p2047675.m570.l1313.TR3.TRC1.A0.H0.Xrecliner+release+cables.TRS0&_nkw=recliner+release+cables&_sacat=0


Problem is, you have to:
Go to the house.......... take the old one off.......... order a new one..........go back to the house........put the new one on.

I usually turn those jobs down unless they bring it to me.


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General Discussion / Re: Uniform?
« on: September 05, 2018, 01:09:32 PM »

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General Discussion / Re: Let's build a table
« on: September 02, 2018, 01:17:42 PM »
Whenever I'm in a store like Harbor Freight, I always take a gander at the motorcycle lifts and try to envision how I would convert one for furniture.

I've had a few ideas, but never perfected any of them in my feeble mind. Also like Paul, I'm not sure how I want to dedicate a space for such a contraption.

Many people use a hydraulic base robbed off a salon chair for small furniture. But for sofas, we probably would need something that distributes the weight better. Such as a scissor type, or 4-corner lift like Darren is theorizing.

I remember one guy used 2 salon bases with a bar welded between them so he could pump both of them simultaneously. But I suspect they didn't always pump evenly.

For now, I just use a very low table and sit in a hydraulic chair so I can so I can raise and lower myself  instead of the furniture.


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General Discussion / Re: Great idea for cutting foam!
« on: September 01, 2018, 08:16:47 AM »
I've looked up that table before. It comes out of Poland, and is around $1700 plus freight. And it's an air hog, so you'd better have a bad-ass compressor.

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General Discussion / Re: Great idea for cutting foam!
« on: August 31, 2018, 02:07:34 PM »
Yeah. What I really meant was that I'm more interested in his system of gluing. The type of glue and the type of sprayer that he uses it with.

The Camie adhesive that I use now with a Critter spray gun isn't supposed to clog. But it does eventually. I'm always interested in a better system if one is out there.

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General Discussion / Re: Great idea for cutting foam!
« on: August 31, 2018, 09:49:30 AM »
I'm more interested in his glue gun.

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A woman in a coffee shop sneezed. She took out a tissue and wiped her nose, and then began to groan loudly and shudder violently.

A little while later, she did all this again.

When she did it for a third time, a man sitting nearby asked her if everything was OK.

She replied "Oh, it's just a strange condition that I have. Any time I sneeze, I have an orgasm".

"That IS strange" said the man. "Are you taking anything for it?"

"Yes" said the woman.........."Pepper". 

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General Discussion / Re: Great idea for cutting foam!
« on: August 30, 2018, 04:24:22 PM »
no boss - this one for staple shaving

Oh OK. I'm with you now. Mine isn't a Bosch brand, but I do use one for shaving staples.

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General Discussion / Re: Great idea for cutting foam!
« on: August 30, 2018, 01:04:29 PM »
Have you considered the Bosch oscillating tool (corded) ?  Come on Doc -
SA
You mean these? Luv 'em.


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Yes, they do have a nice website that's easy to navigate. I've often used their link when I'm referencing a particular item in a discussion. And they list some very attractive prices on many items. But like you say, they sell to anyone. No loyalty to the trade. But that seems to be the direction the whole industry is going anyway.

I fell out with them over an order of what they (mis)represented as "silk film". After a few tense conversations over the phone, I decided to just keep the plastic sheeting instead of trusting them to refund my money (minus shipping) if I sent it back. It was going to cost me nearly $60 shipping just to get a $100 refund.

They pretty much let me know over the phone that they weren't terribly concerned about losing my business. Since then, I've read many complaints about DIY on a FB group. But with each complaint, there's someone else that always comes to their defense.

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General Discussion / Re: Great idea for cutting foam!
« on: August 30, 2018, 09:14:36 AM »
I wonder if the two knife cutter does soft foam easier?
I've never compared the one-blade and two-blade cutters side-by-side, but I can say that I have no trouble cutting soft foam with my two-blade Bosch.

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After looking at that pattern online, I remember it now. I used it on ER lobby chairs at a local hospital about 15 years ago. I reached a point where I could no longer find it in stock anywhere.

You may get lucky and find a supplier that still has some laying around.

My guess is that DIY knew they didn't have it, but they took your money anyway because they need cash flow.

But some people DO report getting their orders eventually (but not without 3-4 weeks of no response).

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