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Forum: The Garage 11-19-2014, 02:56 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,002
Posted By Tweaker
Ivd lived with a homemade for a few years. Made...

Ivd lived with a homemade for a few years. Made of oak and coat hangers, it looks pretty good with the wood stained and the metal painted above the tv. It also works far better than the two amplified...
Forum: The Garage 11-15-2014, 10:45 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,708
Posted By Tweaker
For anything more than a band-aid you need to fix...

For anything more than a band-aid you need to fix the drainage first. Trying to fix the surface without fixing the underlying problem is fruitless, the wet soil under the puddles is swallowing up...
Forum: The Garage 10-28-2014, 02:47 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 723
Posted By Tweaker
I've been trying to make weighted medicine balls...

I've been trying to make weighted medicine balls that bounce. Tried a pumping 4 lbs of urethane glue into a basketball followed by some air and spinning it by hand while it dried. Didn't work, it is...
Forum: The Garage 10-19-2014, 08:07 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,460
Posted By Tweaker
If you only use it irregularly, definitely go...

If you only use it irregularly, definitely go lithium, no contest. I've lost more batts from just sitting than anything else. Lithium has a very low self-discharge rate and saves me money.
Forum: The Garage 10-12-2014, 12:14 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,612
Posted By Tweaker
Many of those cheap inverters have very...

Many of those cheap inverters have very optimistic power ratings, I've read sometimes half their stated output. I've run a modified sine wave inverter (Trace)for nearly 20 years, the only thing it...
Forum: Road warriors 10-12-2014, 12:00 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,828
Posted By Tweaker
Or could it be False Enthusiasm?

Or could it be False Enthusiasm?
Forum: Road warriors 10-12-2014, 11:58 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,828
Posted By Tweaker
The state of your battery has little to do with...

The state of your battery has little to do with the condition of other electrical items.





The gurus gave you homework to provide them some clues. Basic diagnostics. What have you done?...
Forum: The Garage 10-04-2014, 01:42 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,387
Posted By Tweaker
A professional should knock that out in an...

A professional should knock that out in an afternoon. But you can't afford that, huh? Have you done the math?
Ever heard that adage about getting what you pay for? Now that you've made it known you...
Forum: The Garage 10-04-2014, 11:06 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,332
Posted By Tweaker
Yea, amazing. Give them the benefit of the doubt...

Yea, amazing. Give them the benefit of the doubt that they didn't bother looking at the second picture. This is why you let a thread ruminate before taking any chances.
Forum: The Garage 09-30-2014, 07:39 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 688
Posted By Tweaker
What kind of range do you get?

What kind of range do you get?
Forum: The Garage 09-25-2014, 09:39 AM
Replies: 999
Views: 183,724
Posted By Tweaker
For tools that use a lot of air quickly, you need...

For tools that use a lot of air quickly, you need both the larger hose and the larger couplers, all the way from the tank. I don't remember the respective sizes, but the larger diameter couplers are...
Forum: Day Trippin' 09-23-2014, 05:41 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 5,879
Posted By Tweaker
End user cost in this exercise is the cost paid...

End user cost in this exercise is the cost paid at the meter or pump for fuel. I use this because this is the number most people use when considering the cost of gas and maybe you can stay on track...
Forum: Day Trippin' 09-23-2014, 02:58 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 5,879
Posted By Tweaker
You fail to understand that the end-user cost is...

You fail to understand that the end-user cost is a direct reflection of it's efficiency.

Like I said, a colossal waste of time.... no humor intended.
Forum: Day Trippin' 09-23-2014, 02:39 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 5,879
Posted By Tweaker
Ultimately, all said and done, it is the cost of...

Ultimately, all said and done, it is the cost of the end product that tells the story.

You ask who paid for the power plants without considering who paid for the oil refineries. You talk about...
Forum: Day Trippin' 09-23-2014, 01:46 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 5,879
Posted By Tweaker
You are not answering the question, preferring to...

You are not answering the question, preferring to instead obfuscate. This is an immediate sign of a man with no argument.

Energy costs money, there is no free lunch. Here is the question that...
Forum: Day Trippin' 09-23-2014, 01:14 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 5,879
Posted By Tweaker
When you can explain how 75% of the cost of...

When you can explain how 75% of the cost of energy for an ICE disappears with an electric vehicle, I will submit to your superior intelligence. Until that time.....
Forum: Day Trippin' 09-23-2014, 11:52 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 5,879
Posted By Tweaker
Sometimes, it is better to keep quiet and be...

Sometimes, it is better to keep quiet and be thought of as a fool then to open your mouth and be known as one.

You are making arguments with no merit and which belong in the basement, where there...
Forum: The Garage 09-22-2014, 01:29 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,052
Posted By Tweaker
For the record, there is now a process to coat...

For the record, there is now a process to coat laminates with polyurethane. Usually done when it starts to show scratches.
Forum: The Garage 08-12-2014, 04:40 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,242
Posted By Tweaker
I would go for a 220v portable before ever going...

I would go for a 220v portable before ever going gas. Only good reason for gas in my world is if there is no electricity. Then I just get a generator.
Forum: The Garage 08-11-2014, 09:36 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,242
Posted By Tweaker
I have a Bostich oil pancake I've had for maybe...

I have a Bostich oil pancake I've had for maybe 25 years for flooring and base. 1.5 horse I think, made in USA. Usual abuse, never needed parts. I consider it too big and cumbersome now for base, I...
Forum: The Garage 07-26-2014, 03:09 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,354
Posted By Tweaker
Yes, copper sure has been around long enough, I...

Yes, copper sure has been around long enough, I have replaced several copper pipe failures and especially wouldn't trust the thin crap they use now. I refitted a rental in 1998 or so with the thick...
Forum: The Garage 07-26-2014, 11:47 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,354
Posted By Tweaker
At that point, if you think you might be plumbing...

At that point, if you think you might be plumbing at any time in the future, it is highly worthwhile to switch to PEX. It wouldn't bother me one bit to never sweat copper again now that I have the...
Forum: The Garage 07-24-2014, 03:15 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 4,273
Posted By Tweaker
I had an 88 Winnebago on a Ford F350 chassis, an...

I had an 88 Winnebago on a Ford F350 chassis, an early EFI model. At 25k the cat plugged up on a trip through Arizona. A 1 year-only cat, the dealer wanted $2,200 installed. It took a couple of days...
Forum: The Garage 07-21-2014, 11:12 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,354
Posted By Tweaker
Cheaper and for me, easier to replace too.

Cheaper and for me, easier to replace too.
Forum: The Garage 07-20-2014, 07:50 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,354
Posted By Tweaker
How old are the valves? They have been mostly...

How old are the valves? They have been mostly compression fittings for a long time. You should not need to solder. Sharkbites have worked well for me.
Forum: The Garage 07-19-2014, 11:24 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,868
Posted By Tweaker
If you don't want to take the time for prep, why...

If you don't want to take the time for prep, why waste time looking for good paint. Rustoleum all the way. The stuff is almost hard to leave runs and will last on loose rust for a couple of years...
Forum: The Garage 07-10-2014, 03:48 PM
Replies: 999
Views: 183,724
Posted By Tweaker
That's good to know. Goes along with the squares...

That's good to know. Goes along with the squares that aren't square.
Forum: The Garage 07-07-2014, 07:17 PM
Replies: 999
Views: 183,724
Posted By Tweaker
My Lowes equivalent did the same thing. It was...

My Lowes equivalent did the same thing. It was still full of air.
Forum: The Garage 07-06-2014, 08:26 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,460
Posted By Tweaker
Fad? Not even, you might as well get used to the...

Fad? Not even, you might as well get used to the future. It has only just begun.

Performance? Have you ever experienced 100% torque available at 0 RPM?

Range? Improving ~8% per year from...
Forum: The Garage 07-05-2014, 01:17 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,342
Posted By Tweaker
Pretty amusing the gas guys claiming you can't do...

Pretty amusing the gas guys claiming you can't do anything with 1800psi. I've had a $100 Karcher for years to clean driveways, redwood decks and fences. Could be more is better but I refuse to mess...
Forum: The Garage 06-25-2014, 12:56 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,215
Posted By Tweaker
Electric conversions are plentiful and easy.

Electric conversions are plentiful and easy.
Forum: The Garage 06-17-2014, 07:56 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 981
Posted By Tweaker
Sounds also like a heat problem. Life is so...

Sounds also like a heat problem.

Life is so much easier if you can get by with an electric.
Forum: The Garage 06-14-2014, 06:14 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 10,204
Posted By Tweaker
I did all this 30 years ago or so, at least you...

I did all this 30 years ago or so, at least you have a house to sleep in. If you don't have enough or no power, a *good* handsaw is key. Battery powered tools make it a lot easier now too. For big...
Forum: The Garage 06-05-2014, 12:29 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,085
Posted By Tweaker
The point is, there is a distinct difference...

The point is, there is a distinct difference between a sill plate and a bottom plate. Look it up, it is standard industry practice. And who said the bottom plate was only fastened with nails?

In...
Forum: The Garage 06-04-2014, 07:02 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,085
Posted By Tweaker
No, that is different. You need to attach a sill...

No, that is different. You need to attach a sill plate with the top bolts. look it up. This is 3x pressure treated in my area. On that, you will attach your wall.

And if you couldn't get those...
Forum: The Garage 05-29-2014, 08:37 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 7,499
Posted By Tweaker
I have a Stihl FS90 I think. My biggest garage...

I have a Stihl FS90 I think. My biggest garage queen, it has been down 3 times with fuel delivery problems, all within the tank. Add to that a distinct lack of service options and It just hangs on...
Forum: The Garage 05-20-2014, 11:21 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,540
Posted By Tweaker
Either put in galvanized or just count on...

Either put in galvanized or just count on replacing it after the fire, since it it is not apparently critical to fire fighting. Shouldnt take more than a few hours, or even a day, its easy when...
Forum: The Garage 05-01-2014, 11:58 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,946
Posted By Tweaker
Actually, mine is from the '50's. I'd like...

Actually, mine is from the '50's.

I'd like recommendations for specific lamp fixtures that might be easily retrofitted into that space. 240 watts to light my little kitchen is too high.
Forum: The Garage 04-21-2014, 02:58 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 975
Posted By Tweaker
Titebond makes a double sided flooring tape, 40'...

Titebond makes a double sided flooring tape, 40' x 2" or so for $13. I am not able to break the bond on a sample board without breaking it.
Forum: The Garage 04-05-2014, 10:19 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,590
Posted By Tweaker
I did two wheels about 10 years ago, still...

I did two wheels about 10 years ago, still holding air fine. No kit needed.
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