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Forum: The Garage 09-25-2014, 08:39 AM
Replies: 966
Views: 168,384
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, 04:41 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 3,410
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, 01:58 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 3,410
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, 01:39 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 3,410
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, 12:46 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 3,410
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, 12:14 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 3,410
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, 10:52 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 3,410
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, 12:29 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 843
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, 03:40 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,814
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, 08:36 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,814
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, 02:09 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,157
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, 10:47 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,157
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, 02:15 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,825
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, 10:12 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,157
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, 06:50 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,157
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, 10:24 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,735
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, 02:48 PM
Replies: 966
Views: 168,384
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, 06:17 PM
Replies: 966
Views: 168,384
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, 07:26 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,381
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, 12:17 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,095
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, 11:56 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,102
Posted By Tweaker
Electric conversions are plentiful and easy.

Electric conversions are plentiful and easy.
Forum: The Garage 06-17-2014, 06:56 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 904
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, 05:14 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 9,726
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, 11:29 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,955
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, 06:02 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,955
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, 07:37 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 7,005
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, 10:21 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,468
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, 10:58 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,727
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, 01:58 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 911
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, 09:19 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,519
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.
Forum: The Garage 04-01-2014, 07:47 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 4,505
Posted By Tweaker
Oh, the joys of the internet, where things left...

Oh, the joys of the internet, where things left unsaid will be used against you.

I have little doubt that the wood will last 10 years as as was hoped for. Untreated. In that moist environment,...
Forum: The Garage 03-31-2014, 08:37 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 4,505
Posted By Tweaker
Why bother treating anything? You used the wrong...

Why bother treating anything? You used the wrong material for a wet location and there is no good product to overcome that 100%. The wood breathes, it will just absorb the moisture and I don't see...
Forum: The Garage 03-28-2014, 07:36 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 4,505
Posted By Tweaker
No stain will seal like a good paint job,...

No stain will seal like a good paint job, especially butts.
Forum: The Garage 03-19-2014, 07:27 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,181
Posted By Tweaker
Sticky calipers. Sometimes cleaning will take...

Sticky calipers. Sometimes cleaning will take care of it, other times, caliper replacement. Swelled rubber brake lines can cause it too.
Forum: The Garage 03-16-2014, 11:47 AM
Replies: 132
Views: 8,437
Posted By Tweaker
I have heard no reference to the check engine...

I have heard no reference to the check engine light. Has it ever been on? My '02 Vortec or whatever they call them throws a generic cover-everything code if there is even the slightest misfire.
I...
Forum: The Garage 03-12-2014, 10:15 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,793
Posted By Tweaker
I hear ya, wiping the dust off the leds once in...

I hear ya, wiping the dust off the leds once in awhile is an excruciating experience. Way more painful than missing your line in the shadows.
Forum: The Garage 03-10-2014, 10:48 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,793
Posted By Tweaker
Yes, light while working on small and sometimes...

Yes, light while working on small and sometimes intricate projects is so overrated, isn't it.

Pisses me off I own maybe the best jig saw ever made and it has no light. Because every workplace...
Forum: The Garage 02-25-2014, 08:09 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,796
Posted By Tweaker
A dab of grease, oil or spit.

A dab of grease, oil or spit.
Forum: The Garage 02-18-2014, 10:59 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,465
Posted By Tweaker
I got one for $40 from the Sunnyvale store. After...

I got one for $40 from the Sunnyvale store. After the reviews, I made sure to fire it up immediately. It ran to 135# and stopped. 2 days later, it is still holding 120#. Seems smaller than I...
Forum: The Garage 02-04-2014, 08:48 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,397
Posted By Tweaker
I don't know about your panels, but all of mine...

I don't know about your panels, but all of mine are (at least) 17V under load. And of course there is a controller....
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