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  1. I see both in the junction box, but the other pics are knob & tube.
  2. 16' x 14' with EPDM = 0 seams in the field.
  3. OK, you're telling me you're going to take 90 mil material with solvent welds that we know fail...... and stick it under a deck. That's what you're saying, right? That's what I would put on my house.
  4. For Gods sake no. It's not user friendly. It's about as non-user friendly a material there is. Ex roofers all like EPDM for some reason. Cary is an ex roofer. Uhhm, yea...cause it works! The first part of my roofing life, I worked for a company that installed mod bit, BUR and CTP. We always thought single plies (EPDM, PVC & TPO) were garbage. Mostly because we were always fixing problems with them. With EPDM/TPO, it was installation issues and with PVC it was installation issues and material defects. The last part of my roofing career was with one of Carlisle's biggest installers in the country. EPDM is a fantastic product. You can line a swimming pool with it. Seriously. The installation problems we see in the HI biz is mostly caused by installation issues, but it's not complicated to install. In fact, if you can do peel & stick, you can do fully adhered. Instead of peeling, you just gotta roll on your own glue. The real decision on what type of roofing to use, depends on the structure. You wouldn't want to put mod bit or BUR on less than 1/4"/ft slope, but you can put EPDM there. If the deck is going to be close to the roof, prohibiting sun and air movement, causing longer periods of standing water, stay away from mod bit.
  5. Fully adhered, 90 mil EPDM. From a longevity standpoint, the only thing that compares to it, in low sloped roofing, is 4/5-ply coal tar pitch (30 years). It's user friendly, doesn't require expensive specialty tools to install and plenty of pre-made flashing details.
  6. Or a couple of Jerry's vintage streamlight bulbs? [:-weepn]
  7. Fenix TK51. I've had it for a year with no problems, but I did have to fabricate my own holster for it. It has flood and spot modes. Both modes can be adjusted from 10 - 900 lumens, and can be used simultaneously for up to 1800 lumens.
  8. For those of you still interested in the OP's link, that fancy bracelet/screwdriver is gonna be $150 in stainless and $200 for the black one. I no longer find this tempting. I'm gonna buy some new slippers instead!
  9. It must be nice to have so many slipper options.
  10. I don't like lugging my tool bag around the exterior, so I find it helpful to have a good multi-tool on my belt. I mostly end up using the over-sized file to dig in the soil and as a pry bar to remove catch basin lids. I also occasionally find myself needing a screwdriver (or two) on the exterior. I like the SOG multi-tools.
  11. +1 Stabila, but Craftsman has a lifetime guarantee.
  12. It looks like it might be a good replacement for my key chain tool, but not for my tool bag.
  13. I was unclear on that as well [:-paperba
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