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Forum: The Garage 12-09-2014, 07:48 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,901
Posted By rapidoxidationman
is there a sediment trap on the NG line coming...

is there a sediment trap on the NG line coming into the water heater gas control?
Forum: The Garage 12-09-2014, 07:36 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,230
Posted By rapidoxidationman
I've used a mushroom type plug for the remaining...

I've used a mushroom type plug for the remaining life of a tire with no issues.

YMMV
Forum: The Garage 12-04-2014, 05:35 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 526
Posted By rapidoxidationman
Mixing batteries may prove to be a bad idea. If...

Mixing batteries may prove to be a bad idea. If you're going to go with just a relay (essentially putting your two batteries in parallel whenever the bike is running) then your batteries will try to...
Forum: The Garage 12-02-2014, 07:36 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 913
Posted By rapidoxidationman
Stick it in a go kart. Make sure the cart has a...

Stick it in a go kart.
Make sure the cart has a roll cage and seat belts...
Forum: Equipment 11-25-2014, 02:38 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 918
Posted By rapidoxidationman
HP officejet 6700 premium. Prints both...

HP officejet 6700 premium.

Prints both sides, has a document feeder for fax/copy, table for single copy, really good color rendition with photo paper, large individual color ink tanks, wireless,...
Forum: The Garage 11-17-2014, 07:41 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,164
Posted By rapidoxidationman
Is the gap between the starter gear and your...

Is the gap between the starter gear and your flywheel gear properly set? Do you need shims beneath the mounting bolts to adjust that gap? Are your battery connections and grounds (particularly on the...
Forum: The Garage 11-09-2014, 10:05 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 7,285
Posted By rapidoxidationman
In the middle of winter, a direct vent furnace...

In the middle of winter, a direct vent furnace exhaust can freeze up from the condensation of exhaust gasses (lots of water is made by burning propane)which will cause the combustion air pressure...
Forum: The Garage 11-04-2014, 07:22 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,911
Posted By rapidoxidationman
^this Easier to do burnouts?:lol3 ...

^this

Easier to do burnouts?:lol3

Seriously, the floor will be surprisingly slippery when wet.
Forum: The Garage 11-02-2014, 03:57 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,836
Posted By rapidoxidationman
A KLR will do just fine as well, but a KTM is...

A KLR will do just fine as well, but a KTM is still a nicer ride:deal
Forum: The Garage 10-30-2014, 06:05 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,569
Posted By rapidoxidationman
Boom

Boom
Forum: The Garage 10-27-2014, 07:48 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 846
Posted By rapidoxidationman
The glows play into mileage and power for less...

The glows play into mileage and power for less than a minute after cold starting. After that they are irrelevant unless they are installed loose and leaking pressure.

OP, you can ohm out each plug...
Forum: The Garage 10-26-2014, 10:51 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 846
Posted By rapidoxidationman
Remove the front wheels, and go through the wheel...

Remove the front wheels, and go through the wheel wells to replace them. Use OEM Bosch parts - aftermarket ones are not as good in my experience.

Might seem like a big project to pull the wheel...
Forum: The Garage 10-25-2014, 05:28 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,144
Posted By rapidoxidationman
Does the ground temperature around the...

Does the ground temperature around the (presumably underground) tanks vary that much during the day? Or is the gallon or so that is above ground in the pipes ready to be pumped into your tank really...
Forum: The Garage 10-22-2014, 08:00 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,144
Posted By rapidoxidationman
Ever heard of detonation? It MIGHT be a problem...

Ever heard of detonation? It MIGHT be a problem in a high compression engine at sea level. High octane gas could stop a hole from being blown in a piston. Chances are it's just money pissed away...
Forum: The Garage 10-22-2014, 07:09 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,144
Posted By rapidoxidationman
Y'all are way overthinking this. Just look...

Y'all are way overthinking this.

Just look at a chart.

http://www.lljohnson.com/Pipe_Sizing_Chart_Volume.pdf

A little over a quart for 10' of 3/4 i.d. hose. I wouldn't worry about it. If...
Forum: The Garage 10-15-2014, 08:05 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,443
Posted By rapidoxidationman
A better way to hang the front vertical 2x4's...

A better way to hang the front vertical 2x4's would have been to run a ledger across the front parallel to the shelves then attach the vertical 2x4's to that instead of individual 8" 2x4 chunks...
Forum: The Garage 10-12-2014, 01:48 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 706
Posted By rapidoxidationman
it would sure be a bummer to have a spring repair...

it would sure be a bummer to have a spring repair job turn into a motor replacement job :deal

I'd load it into a truck to get it to where you're fixing it.
Forum: The Garage 10-10-2014, 05:41 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,780
Posted By rapidoxidationman
If nothing else you can wire a relay inline with...

If nothing else you can wire a relay inline with the inverter's power supply. A switch on the dash turns on the relay. Turn the switch off and the power to the relay is completely off. Of course that...
Forum: The Garage 10-04-2014, 08:37 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,485
Posted By rapidoxidationman
Flat fee = somebody gets screwed. Usually...

Flat fee = somebody gets screwed.

Usually the contractor will make sure that it isn't the contractor:deal
Forum: The Garage 10-03-2014, 07:35 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,485
Posted By rapidoxidationman
I'll do it for $50/hour, I'll do a quick,...

I'll do it for $50/hour, I'll do a quick, efficient, and good job and if I screw something up I'll make it right. I'm licensed and insured and you'll get what you pay for:deal. That's why I have a...
Forum: The Garage 09-25-2014, 07:20 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,002
Posted By rapidoxidationman
$1200 fix? Likely a $1,000 deductible? I'd...

$1200 fix? Likely a $1,000 deductible? I'd leave insurance in the dark. They'd likely raise your rates enough to cover the loss in a year or two:deal
Forum: The Garage 09-25-2014, 07:41 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 568
Posted By rapidoxidationman
With the rear wheel elevated, does the wheel have...

With the rear wheel elevated, does the wheel have any side to side wobble (wheel bearings)?

My first guess would be a tight chain link or worn rear sprocket. Under power the chain will climb the...
Forum: The Garage 09-23-2014, 08:19 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 816
Posted By rapidoxidationman
Can you peek inside the cylinder and see what the...

Can you peek inside the cylinder and see what the piston looks like?

Is there a timing belt that might've jumped a tooth and caused the exhaust valve to kiss the piston? (check the timing)
Forum: The Garage 09-23-2014, 07:49 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,211
Posted By rapidoxidationman
Spent some time in the driveway today

got to use my new dial guage and magnetic base:clap
Without doing anything, the brakes were pulsing. I checked all the front end components again and found tight ball joints and tie rods, sloppy...
Forum: The Garage 09-22-2014, 06:14 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,211
Posted By rapidoxidationman
Picked up a dial gauge and magnetic base this...

Picked up a dial gauge and magnetic base this afternoon from an industrial supply in The Big City. Had planned on spending some time this evening in the driveway, but Tess isn't going to make it...
Forum: The Garage 09-21-2014, 09:37 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,211
Posted By rapidoxidationman
The jeepforums link is one that I read last night...

The jeepforums link is one that I read last night in learning about the wobble and causes of it, but it bears repeating.

No lift on the jeep, it is stock height/wheels/tires.

I'll look...
Forum: The Garage 09-21-2014, 07:05 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,211
Posted By rapidoxidationman
RPB, checking the hub for dirt (interference) is...

RPB, checking the hub for dirt (interference) is a good idea. I brushed things off before mounting, but there might be still a chunk of rust or something that's dogging me.

SSF, the track bar...
Forum: The Garage 09-21-2014, 06:26 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,211
Posted By rapidoxidationman
Death wobble on a 2000 Jeep Grand Cherokee

:eek1
Got a call from my daughter yesterday "Dad, I'm on the side of the road cuz my jeep just went crazy"...

A well documented problem in the Jeep world, apparently.

Interestingly, I just 2...
Forum: The Garage 09-10-2014, 07:14 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,196
Posted By rapidoxidationman
A propane stove will have a dedicated 120V outlet...

A propane stove will have a dedicated 120V outlet to plug into. So should the refrigerator and microwave. The garbage disposal and dishwasher will sometimes share a 120V outlet under the sink.

...
Forum: The Garage 09-03-2014, 04:14 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,509
Posted By rapidoxidationman
that explains why folks have successfully used JB...

that explains why folks have successfully used JB weld to hold a quarter on a hole punched into a BMW valve cover...:freaky
Forum: The Garage 09-02-2014, 11:03 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 821
Posted By rapidoxidationman
struck with copper? :ear izzat an...

struck with copper?
:ear
izzat an electroplate process or something?
Forum: The Garage 09-01-2014, 04:40 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 821
Posted By rapidoxidationman
peeling chrome wheels need a facelift

I've just picked up from the junkyard a set of 5 wheels for my '85 Mercedes 300D. They're steel, one is painted and not in bad shape. The other 4 are chrome and badly peeled. I spoke with a powder...
Forum: The Garage 08-28-2014, 04:59 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,452
Posted By rapidoxidationman
^this and Is there ANY fastener that a...

^this
and
Is there ANY fastener that a crescent wrench can get to that a proper wrench can't?:dunno
Forum: The Garage 08-21-2014, 04:20 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,566
Posted By rapidoxidationman
No biggie, it's just tucked in too deep on one...

No biggie, it's just tucked in too deep on one side. Deflate the tire and knead the edges until those pinstripe lines are even on both sides and all the way around the circumference of the rim. Soapy...
Forum: The Garage 08-18-2014, 08:04 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,354
Posted By rapidoxidationman
it's highly recommended to replace the steel fuel...

it's highly recommended to replace the steel fuel lines that go from the common rail to each injector. The likelihood of cleaning ALL the rust particles from them prior to reinstallation is low, and...
Forum: The Garage 08-13-2014, 07:54 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,071
Posted By rapidoxidationman
Many surge supressors come with a warranty that...

Many surge supressors come with a warranty that covers electronics that get fried due to the supressor failing to supress. Maybe you just got a new computer for free:clap

A whole house...
Forum: The Garage 08-11-2014, 03:17 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 989
Posted By rapidoxidationman
smaller hoses would in no way increase system...

smaller hoses would in no way increase system pressure, but will slightly (insignificantly) decrease coolant capacity.

Edit: Backpressure (resistance to flow) would be increased slightly, so the...
Forum: The Garage 08-10-2014, 09:18 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,601
Posted By rapidoxidationman
[QUOTE=Wasser;24813014] Can you hear the...

[QUOTE=Wasser;24813014]
Can you hear the solenoid pack making the typical Chrysler "buzz" sound when you select reverse?

QUOTE]

Can't hear that on his minivan, but my daughter's 2000 Jeep GC...
Forum: The Garage 08-09-2014, 10:48 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,601
Posted By rapidoxidationman
Clearly the problem lies with the phase inverter...

Clearly the problem lies with the phase inverter as engendered by the prefabulated confabulator. Duh, why didn't I notice that?????
Forum: The Garage 08-09-2014, 10:17 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,601
Posted By rapidoxidationman
Oops I should've put that in there: It's a 4...

Oops I should've put that in there: It's a 4 speed that has the overdrive button on the dash in front of the shifter. Might be worth a call to one of the transmission shops in the big city.
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