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Forum: The Garage 06-25-2015, 03:48 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 975
Posted By muddywater
Is the battery under the seat? My dad had a...

Is the battery under the seat?
My dad had a similar problem where the gauge of the wire from the battery was marginal for the length. Replaced the cable with a heavier one and cleaned all...
Forum: Thumpers 06-06-2015, 09:29 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 530
Posted By muddywater
The honda manuals from the 70s and 80s were the...

The honda manuals from the 70s and 80s were the best written manuals ever in my opinion.
Auto and bikes. Very logical formats, written to be user friendly even to a novice.

I have some Subaru...
Forum: The Garage 05-19-2015, 04:33 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 4,502
Posted By muddywater
New stihl parts are hard to get online. Sthil...

New stihl parts are hard to get online. Sthil protects their dealers.
Dolmar stuff is easy to get. Most parts can be obtained through makita dealers.
Forum: The Garage 05-17-2015, 09:14 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 4,502
Posted By muddywater
Scored a NOS Lombard AP42 new in box today. I...

Scored a NOS Lombard AP42 new in box today. I think 1979 or 1980 model. 12 pounds and 70 cc's of ear bleeding decibels and raw torque.
Don't have the heart to mount the bar and chain on her. I...
Forum: The Garage 05-16-2015, 08:03 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 4,502
Posted By muddywater
Dolmar outsells Sthil in Germany. The...

Dolmar outsells Sthil in Germany.

The makita saws are identical except for color. Makita has owned Dolmar since the early 1990s.
Forum: The Garage 05-08-2015, 07:39 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,967
Posted By muddywater
+1.....mine works fine.

+1.....mine works fine.
Forum: The Garage 02-17-2015, 06:11 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,121
Posted By muddywater
I would like to try some coil springs. Some...

I would like to try some coil springs. Some interesting reading on the subject.
Forum: The Garage 02-01-2015, 09:31 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 4,066
Posted By muddywater
If you are planning on a smooth ceiling, you...

If you are planning on a smooth ceiling, you will need to skim any damaged areas with spackling and sand. As a general rule the ceiling was not prepared smooth enough for a presentable smooth...
Forum: The Garage 01-25-2015, 06:27 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 5,577
Posted By muddywater
2005 LXT 18V makita impact driver (made in Japan...

2005 LXT 18V makita impact driver (made in Japan model)
Original batteries, used almost daily (finish carpenter)
The housing is worn almost thru in a few places. Zero problems.
Forum: Road Warriors 01-21-2015, 03:13 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,196
Posted By muddywater
There is a 6mm threaded hole to hold the cams...

There is a 6mm threaded hole to hold the cams indexed on my 02 620
Just remember to remove the bolt!
Forum: Road Warriors 01-21-2015, 10:07 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,196
Posted By muddywater
65 k on my 620. I am on my fourth set of belts....

65 k on my 620. I am on my fourth set of belts. Allen wrench method. Said the back cylinder a little tighter as it seems to expand more from additional heat. Comparing the front and rear on a warm...
Forum: The Garage 01-20-2015, 06:56 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 8,682
Posted By muddywater
Fashion statements do not apply to me either. I...

Fashion statements do not apply to me either. I can kick out a pair of Justin work boots in 6-9 months at 59 years old. Shred a pair of Carhart overalls in one season.
I don't care to pay more for...
Forum: The Garage 01-18-2015, 12:58 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 8,682
Posted By muddywater
Overalls year round. Have 2 or 3 pairs of...

Overalls year round. Have 2 or 3 pairs of carhart carpenter jeans for special occasions. Have worn overalls since I was pre-teen.
Favorite brand is Key, but have worn about all brands.
I take an...
Forum: The Garage 01-17-2015, 08:29 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,968
Posted By muddywater
Agree with the above post entirely. As a...

Agree with the above post entirely.
As a finish carpenter have installed 1000s of locksets from the worst to the best.
Some of the big box store locksets will be falling apart before the owners...
Forum: The Garage 01-11-2015, 10:23 AM
Replies: 1,270
Views: 261,351
Posted By muddywater
I have been using my phone for coupons for...

I have been using my phone for coupons for several years. I take screen shots of the coupon I may want to use and keep it in a folder. I can pull them up quickly at the register.
Never been a...
Forum: The Garage 01-07-2015, 12:08 PM
Replies: 1,270
Views: 261,351
Posted By muddywater
I have the transmission jack. At least 10 years...

I have the transmission jack. At least 10 years old.
Loaned out many times and comes back still working.
Forum: The Garage 01-01-2015, 05:21 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,289
Posted By muddywater
Had similar results with evap-o-rust also. Part...

Had similar results with evap-o-rust also. Part needs to be small enough to be immersed to work best. Goes a long way. Usually can be found for about $25 a gallon.
Looks like mountain dew.
Forum: The Garage 01-01-2015, 05:15 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,690
Posted By muddywater
I need to shop around!

I need to shop around!
Forum: The Garage 12-31-2014, 03:33 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,690
Posted By muddywater
Bosch and hilti make bits to cut through rebar...

Bosch and hilti make bits to cut through rebar for a SDS drill. When encountered you remove your carbide bit, drill through the rebar with the special bit, and then resume with the carbide bit. Have...
Forum: Old's Cool 11-24-2014, 05:51 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,543
Posted By muddywater
I already tried the torch on the lapped seams...

I already tried the torch on the lapped seams trick!
Forum: The Garage 09-17-2014, 05:31 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,008
Posted By muddywater
Installed a number of them. The only complaint is...

Installed a number of them. The only complaint is sometimes if bulbs that come with them they are low quality. Other than that no issues with fit or appearance.
Put one on my neighbors Infinity...
Forum: The Garage 09-16-2014, 04:03 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,019
Posted By muddywater
+1

+1
Forum: The Garage 08-11-2014, 05:22 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,128
Posted By muddywater
Not knowing your soil type and characteristics, i...

Not knowing your soil type and characteristics, i am talking blind. That is pretty poor grading, but i live in hilly country with near impermeable clay.
A sump with pump would be a sure thing...
Forum: The Garage 07-19-2014, 10:33 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,178
Posted By muddywater
X -O Rust spray paint (may be a true - value...

X -O Rust spray paint (may be a true - value hardware store brand) seems to work even better than rustoleom. .and it is cheap. I did some quick and dirty spray paint jobs on some farm implements and...
Forum: The Garage 07-08-2014, 05:03 PM
Replies: 1,270
Views: 261,351
Posted By muddywater
check valve from tank is icing up or corroded. ...

check valve from tank is icing up or corroded. Trying to start up against tank pressure.
Finish carpenter...i keep 3 or 4 of the oilless pancakes going almost daily.
they are tough enough and...
Forum: The Garage 07-05-2014, 12:30 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,165
Posted By muddywater
My 10 year old 2600 psi Tractor Supply special...

My 10 year old 2600 psi Tractor Supply special has done fine and used regularly
Has a water bleed off when the water temp hits 125 degrees. Briggs motor and an Italian made pump...changed the oil...
Forum: The Garage 06-25-2014, 03:17 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 809
Posted By muddywater
The 690 router has been around for years. I have...

The 690 router has been around for years. I have 6 of them all made in Jackson TN. Worked them hard for years (they are all 15-20 years old). Picked up one of the new imported ones and immediately...
Forum: The Garage 03-28-2014, 06:50 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,967
Posted By muddywater
I just pee in the yard....you all have too many...

I just pee in the yard....you all have too many neighbors.
Forum: 2 smokers 02-27-2014, 06:58 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,033
Posted By muddywater
Think CBR250 vs CBRR600....I had both back in the...

Think CBR250 vs CBRR600....I had both back in the day.
Forum: Thumpers 01-25-2014, 01:45 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,868
Posted By muddywater
Some of the 08+ models had issues with the...

Some of the 08+ models had issues with the compression release leaving the exhaust valve cracked open at too high of an rpm to be overcome by the starter cranking speed.
. A TSB was put out by...
Forum: The Garage 01-08-2014, 05:41 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 4,369
Posted By muddywater
Lifelong finish carpenter I only own one...

Lifelong finish carpenter
I only own one Dewalt tool..DW716 miter box..accurate,lightweight, excellent height from blade to table, bevels both left and right. does 99.9% of what I need without the...
Forum: The Garage 10-11-2013, 09:59 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,207
Posted By muddywater
Scrap the frame, sell or reuse the axle and...

Scrap the frame, sell or reuse the axle and wheels. Not worth the trouble or risk.
Starting from scratch on a frame would be easier and probably about the same cost.
Forum: The Garage 08-30-2013, 11:25 AM
Replies: 1,270
Views: 261,351
Posted By muddywater
The 1/4" is made in Taiwan, and mine was checked...

The 1/4" is made in Taiwan, and mine was checked at work and is dead on.
Forum: The Garage 08-18-2013, 03:43 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,505
Posted By muddywater
Scrubbing Bubbles bathroom cleaner from the...

Scrubbing Bubbles bathroom cleaner from the Dollar Store.
Wipe down with a wet rag afterwards. Always worked for me and cheap.
Try in an area that doesn't show first of it worries you.
Forum: The Garage 06-10-2013, 05:16 PM
Replies: 1,270
Views: 261,351
Posted By muddywater
I have one that has been used 10+ times. ...

I have one that has been used 10+ times. Lathered it with anti-sieze before the first use.
Has worked perfect and shows no wear.
There is a hole in it for a teather that is not mentioned in the...
Forum: The Garage 04-30-2013, 03:53 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 907
Posted By muddywater
+1 That was my first thought.

+1
That was my first thought.
Forum: The Garage 03-07-2013, 03:13 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 6,303
Posted By muddywater
All my Volvos have been rear wheel drive. A...

All my Volvos have been rear wheel drive. A total of four.
They required some care and tinkering but were solid cars.
Forum: The Garage 03-04-2013, 02:19 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 889
Posted By muddywater
The bleed off will keep bleeding air if the check...

The bleed off will keep bleeding air if the check valve is leaking compressed air from the tank through the check valve. May not be the check valve, sounds like you have it covered. I have cleaned...
Forum: The Garage 03-04-2013, 11:35 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 889
Posted By muddywater
confirm check valve...not uncommon on those...

confirm check valve...not uncommon on those compressors. It will be in or under the fitting where the compressed air enters the tank.
same symptoms as you describe
Forum: The Garage 03-02-2013, 08:42 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,425
Posted By muddywater
They handed out the Rayovac flashlights at work...

They handed out the Rayovac flashlights at work for a safety award...Expecting to be unimpressed, I was wrong. Tough, bright, and cheap.
I have purchased another and find it comparable to the high...
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