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I installed a 440 sq ft patio a number of years ago and used rough sawn New York bluestone...it was absolutely beautiful. The stone at that time was not calendared to a uniform thickness so the height of the stones varied from 3/4" to 2-1/2". Now that becomes a hot mess to set all the stones so that things are level. It probably took me the better part of 6 months just to set the stones to a uniform height.




So recently, I was at Home Depot and spotted some porcelain tiles that were manufactured to a uniform thickness and they replicated, quite well the look and color of NY bluestone. These tiles are meant to be installed outside, they are within .030" thickness of each other and because they're porcelain, they will not spall and the layers will not separate like NY bluestone.

They also have a non-slip surface similar to natural NY bluestone so what's not to like?

https://www.homedepot.com/p/Corso-Italia-Bluestone-Natural-Cleft-24-in-x-24-in-x-0-75-in-Porcelain-Paver-610010002317/315040212#overlay





I'm thinking a concrete sidewalk or slab with these tiles veneered to the substrate would be a Godsend for the average Joe.
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I see comments about "so cheap why bother re-using", maybe in the US, but in OZ they certainly aren't cheap. Some of them go around $25-$30 for each bag. Yeah we get ripped off here!
Yikes. In that case I'd add a separator for sure.

I've got 3 DD's and they are worth their weight in gold so far as I'm concerned, but one is permanently hooked up to my CNC, the others are in the sheds, but there's lots of times I need to move my old SR5E around and lugging the DD with it is a bit cumbersome and not real practical, so clamping the end of the bag is a great money saver. At @$20 per bag minimum, I reckon I've saved countless thousands over the last 40 or so years of use.
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Appreciate the American'izing of the cost but what is this mm thing you speak of?

1/48,800th of an NFL football field

Did the NFL field shrink while I wasn’t looking?

If you are thinking of how many mm in 100 yards you’re off by nearly 2X.  [wink]

Welp, that's entirely possible! I just re-did my Google search. It gives one of those compact answers. Clicking through, the number of meters given was for the width 🤦‍♂️

So width of an NFL football field! Look, I prefer hockey anyway....
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I want to know more. I like the look of slate.
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Appreciate the American'izing of the cost but what is this mm thing you speak of?

1/48,800th of an NFL football field

Did the NFL field shrink while I wasn’t looking?

If you are thinking of how many mm in 100 yards you’re off by nearly 2X.  [wink]
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I see comments about "so cheap why bother re-using", maybe in the US, but in OZ they certainly aren't cheap. Some of them go around $25-$30 for each bag. Yeah we get ripped off here!
Yikes. In that case I'd add a separator for sure.
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Festool Tools & Accessories / Re: 36mm Hose Compatibility
« Last post by NiteWalkerGR on Yesterday at 09:33 PM »
@SRSemenza

Well, an entry-level CT model is on my shortlist. Though I'm not sure spending $200 for an anti-static hose that won't actually provide anti-static protection without a properly configured vac is my best option. It's probably better to wait and get a CT that comes with an AS hose. Albeit a 32mm version which I hope would fit the OF 1400. I haven't looked into all that yet.
Here's what I did originally before I got my CT Midi:
Get https://www.amazon.com/Bosch-16-4-Foot-Vacuum-VAC005/dp/B0000AV78B, and this https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B079S5F2RL. For under $100 you have a 16' 36mm hose. I've had that hose since 2014 and it's served me well; no complaints at all. It's not antistatic, but that shouldn't matter for your current vac. The stock end of the bosch hose screws off  and the festool end fits like a glove.
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Festool Tools & Accessories / Parf guide tolerances not that great?
« Last post by narco on Yesterday at 09:31 PM »
I’m just making my first Parf bench top. It’s in valchromat, and I’ve spent a while making sure it’s flat.

Firstly I noticed that the 3 mm guide doesn’t seem to fit in the Parf guide very tightly, it can wobble a bit.

I made my first row of 10, then a right angle at each end. I noticed that once I had made the 6,8,10 triangle that the Parf guide could be could  be wobbled some fraction of a Millimeter. I tried to hold everything right and drilled 3mm holes. I then put the 10th 3mm holes on each of these columns. Then I put the Parf guide between these two 10th holes and found that they didn’t line up perfectly. I could get the pin in, but it was tight.

Clamping things doesn’t seem to make a difference.

I tried uploading a video of 3mm guide wiggle, and one of triangle wiggle but I don’t think vids are allowed.

So I just uploaded a photo of how much the hole is off by.

Is this normal?

Thanks
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Yes good idea…I’ve seen it done
But maybe it works for you to have the heat circulating low and rising upwards
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Festool Tools & Accessories / Re: 36mm Hose Compatibility
« Last post by SRSemenza on Yesterday at 08:48 PM »
@SRSemenza

Well, an entry-level CT model is on my shortlist. Though I'm not sure spending $200 for an anti-static hose that won't actually provide anti-static protection without a properly configured vac is my best option. It's probably better to wait and get a CT that comes with an AS hose. Albeit a 32mm version which I hope would fit the OF 1400. I haven't looked into all that yet.

Yes, the 32mm hose fits the 1400. It is actually 32mm at the vac end and tapers to 27mm at the tool end. 27mm has been the standard Festool smaller / regular hose for decades (?). It fits all the tools and comes with all the vacs (27 tool end). The D36 does not fit the smaller tools. The tools that can benefit from a larger hose (D36) are capable of accepting the 32/27 or the 36.  They went to the taper to get more flow through the 27mm.

Seth
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