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Forum: Thumpers 01-26-2015, 09:39 AM
Replies: 5,960
Views: 1,300,050
Posted By zap2504
Doorman - any threads discussing your racks/cases?

Doorman - any threads discussing your racks/cases?
Forum: Thumpers 01-26-2015, 09:07 AM
Replies: 5,960
Views: 1,300,050
Posted By zap2504
And it can be found ____?

And it can be found ____?
Forum: Equipment 01-26-2015, 08:52 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 6,180
Posted By zap2504
All excellent suggestions! I would add that the...

All excellent suggestions! I would add that the vest SHOULD also be used for walking at night in all seasons (notice how many coats/jackets are very dark in color?) and can also be used for bicycle...
Forum: The Garage 01-16-2015, 01:56 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 7,680
Posted By zap2504
Incorrect - ALL combustion devices emit a certain...

Incorrect - ALL combustion devices emit a certain percentage of carbon monoxide gas along with other gasses (some of which are also health-threatening - like for asthma and allergies) and water...
Forum: The Garage 01-16-2015, 01:40 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,934
Posted By zap2504
Just saw a YouTube video of Matt Risinger where...

Just saw a YouTube video of Matt Risinger where he replaced his two round fluorescents with LED panels (but he admitted to frequent on-off cycles killing his bulbs at least 1/yr). Matt installed the...
Forum: The Garage 01-16-2015, 01:12 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,735
Posted By zap2504
I would not bother with this method. Too little...

I would not bother with this method. Too little effectiveness for too much effort. Given that the space we're talking about is .75" (the thickness of the firing strips), poured insulation would give...
Forum: The Garage 01-13-2015, 12:24 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,735
Posted By zap2504
Wow - I ran into some of this stuff when our...

Wow - I ran into some of this stuff when our church team was working on some Superstorm Sandy-damaged houses in NJ. VERY tough stuff! I would just mark a chalk line and use a fiber blade in the...
Forum: The Garage 01-12-2015, 09:31 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,735
Posted By zap2504
If you are talking about 2-part closed-cell spray...

If you are talking about 2-part closed-cell spray foam then this might be doable but you will not be able to see if you successfully filled the entire area. I would cut back the ceiling about a foot...
Forum: The Garage 01-10-2015, 03:52 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,735
Posted By zap2504
Cape Cod-style houses are the largest pain to...

Cape Cod-style houses are the largest pain to retrofit properly; brick-clad-on-block gives you no realistic way to insulate unless you add in additional interior walls (even closed-cell foam has an R...
Forum: The Garage 01-10-2015, 03:25 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,134
Posted By zap2504
Some more info about insulating both vented and...

Some more info about insulating both vented and un-vented cathedral ceilings (of which yours is of a severe angle):...
Forum: The Garage 01-10-2015, 11:22 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 5,686
Posted By zap2504
Rooms over garages are often problematic -...

Rooms over garages are often problematic - especially older homes and homes with front/rear overhangs. If you have an overhang, you probably also have air leakage into the floor cavity under the...
Forum: The Garage 01-09-2015, 02:31 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,134
Posted By zap2504
The interior paneling is allowing all sorts of...

The interior paneling is allowing all sorts of room air to contact the underside of the roof right through the insulation (most types of insulation - except closed-cell spray/panels - allow air to...
Forum: Old's Cool 01-09-2015, 01:38 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,140
Posted By zap2504
New show scheduled for 6-7 March 2015...

New show scheduled for 6-7 March 2015 http://www.martinmoto.com/--modern_classics_home
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 01-09-2015, 01:33 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,969
Posted By zap2504
Modern Classics Bike Show at Martin Motosports...

Modern Classics Bike Show at Martin Motosports (Boyertown, PA) is on for 6-7 March 2015 http://www.martinmoto.com/--modern_classics_home
Forum: The Garage 01-06-2015, 03:42 PM
Replies: 1,117
Views: 213,254
Posted By zap2504
Absolutely like the 27 LED lights! Especially...

Absolutely like the 27 LED lights! Especially since they have that hook and magnet for positioning/hanging! I also like the (relatively) new triangle LED light...
Forum: The Garage 01-05-2015, 09:45 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 5,686
Posted By zap2504
Also very important to weatherstrip the hatch -...

Also very important to weatherstrip the hatch - just like any exterior door because for all intents and purposes it IS an outside door, with a lot of heated air pressure behind it.
Forum: The Garage 01-03-2015, 07:10 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 5,686
Posted By zap2504
You should have also created insulation dams...

You should have also created insulation dams around the attic hatch to ensure the insulation was full-depth. If you didn't do it yet, you also need to insulate the hatch (easiest to use 2 layers of...
Forum: Equipment 12-27-2014, 05:00 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,601
Posted By zap2504
Got my wife an XP3 for Christmas as she basically...

Got my wife an XP3 for Christmas as she basically wanted a backup for her cell phone and this unit does much, much more with a much better review than most of the common cell/tablet/laptop external...
Forum: Old's Cool 12-17-2014, 05:58 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 901
Posted By zap2504
Any XS400 Maxim or Seca after '80 should have...

Any XS400 Maxim or Seca after '80 should have both. But neither had kick start if that matters. I believe there was also a couple variants of the XS650 available for a couple years after '80 that...
Forum: The Garage 12-16-2014, 10:32 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 647
Posted By zap2504
Nah - been following him for a while now (he has...

Nah - been following him for a while now (he has his own YouTube channel) because of some published articles in the advanced building science/energy savings world. He has some real good info on...
Forum: The Garage 12-15-2014, 10:33 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 647
Posted By zap2504
Matt Risinger (well-respected builder and...

Matt Risinger (well-respected builder and remodeler in Texas) uses Ultra-Aire (http://www.ultra-aire.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=72&Itemid=8) dehumidifiers in-line with exterior...
Forum: The Garage 12-12-2014, 02:18 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,605
Posted By zap2504
Just stop right there! The BPI group (who...

Just stop right there! The BPI group (who certifies most/all the energy auditors in the country) does not endorse any ventless combustion device (especially the heaters) as they all remove oxygen...
Forum: The Garage 12-09-2014, 05:00 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,287
Posted By zap2504
The better way is to carefully cut out the voice...

The better way is to carefully cut out the voice coil dust cover with an Exacto knife and insert something small and uniform (business cards are often recommended) between the voice coil and magnet....
Forum: Old's Cool 12-09-2014, 04:43 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,306
Posted By zap2504
Still no word on the ignition side of things. How...

Still no word on the ignition side of things. How do the plugs look? Did you try swapping the two spark plug leads to see if there was a change?

And on the carb side of things - did you check the...
Forum: Road warriors 12-09-2014, 04:37 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,380
Posted By zap2504
Sure they do - for some time now. Check for the...

Sure they do - for some time now. Check for the 2014 Yamaha SR400i.
Forum: Equipment 12-08-2014, 04:41 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 614
Posted By zap2504
I like this photo best from the Green Chile...

I like this photo best from the Green Chile discussion in Vendors:
http://i270.photobucket.com/albums/jj85/kaospeanut/d5d8cb52-6ff7-4165-8d4b-197e11cb07ce_zps34e6c8bf.jpg
Forum: Old's Cool 12-08-2014, 04:04 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,306
Posted By zap2504
+10 and you say it still doesn't idle. The...

+10 and you say it still doesn't idle. The rebuild kits I've seen do not include jets or needles so I'd also guess that the idle/slow speed carb circuits are clogged (since you would not have touched...
Forum: Equipment 12-07-2014, 05:31 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 5,328
Posted By zap2504
And several amber LEDs (both rear and sides) are...

And several amber LEDs (both rear and sides) are not acceptable because...? That way cages can see you regardless of their angle to you.
Forum: Old's Cool 12-07-2014, 05:17 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,306
Posted By zap2504
Foam filters deteriorate over time - especially...

Foam filters deteriorate over time - especially when holding old oil (no big deal). If you suspect a sticking valve, you should put a little Marvel in the oil too - the fuel additive will only affect...
Forum: The Garage 12-05-2014, 12:24 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 5,686
Posted By zap2504
Right (if the attic is not sealed, as in the OP's...

Right (if the attic is not sealed, as in the OP's case); wrong - the spinning turbine method does not move enough air to properly ventilate the whole attic, and the air only really moves (the...
Forum: The Garage 11-21-2014, 11:34 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,094
Posted By zap2504
Unless you get an expensive one, most coolers do...

Unless you get an expensive one, most coolers do not have much in the way of insulation. You would be better off building your own container box out of staggered layers of 2" polyiso insulation...
Forum: The Garage 11-21-2014, 11:23 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,808
Posted By zap2504
If heating is any concern at all where you're...

If heating is any concern at all where you're located consider foam under the slab. http://www.finehomebuilding.com/how-to/departments/building-skills/insulating-a-slab-on-grade.aspx It will go a...
Forum: The Garage 11-18-2014, 07:30 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 5,686
Posted By zap2504
In a nutshell: 1. Make sure your attic wiring...

In a nutshell:
1. Make sure your attic wiring is not knob-and-tube (you cannot cover it with insulation per code). Have an electrician change it out if you have it.
2. Do the air sealing first. Not...
Forum: The Garage 11-18-2014, 09:34 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,635
Posted By zap2504
Yes, there are radiant electric mat heaters but...

Yes, there are radiant electric mat heaters but they are usually best for a limited work position and can actually work more to heat the concrete floor than the occupant. If the OP is looking for the...
Forum: The Garage 11-17-2014, 07:55 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,635
Posted By zap2504
Reasoning for this temp range? You might want...

Reasoning for this temp range?
You might want to consider 2 styles of heaters: a convection heater to keep the air temps in the entire garage where you want (I would put it on a set-back thermostat...
Forum: The Garage 11-17-2014, 12:42 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 5,686
Posted By zap2504
Click on the "Blogs" or "Green Homes" tabs; most...

Click on the "Blogs" or "Green Homes" tabs; most all of that is free. There is some detail info that is only available if you subscribe, but you can get a Masters degree w/o subscription.
Forum: The Garage 11-10-2014, 09:24 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 5,686
Posted By zap2504
Not rocket science, building science! Don't...

Not rocket science, building science! Don't bother Googling; most respected current best practice can be found either at Green Building Advisor (look particularly under the blogs)...
Forum: The Garage 11-09-2014, 05:52 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 5,686
Posted By zap2504
Dress for the occasion - Tyvek suit, dust mask,...

Dress for the occasion - Tyvek suit, dust mask, protective eye wear and a head lamp. If you just have ceiling joists and no attic floor, get a piece of 3/4" plywood that can fit up through the attic...
Forum: The Garage 11-07-2014, 02:58 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 5,686
Posted By zap2504
The way gable vents are supposed to work is that...

The way gable vents are supposed to work is that air flows in one side and out the other. The way soffit/peak venting is supposed to work is that air flows in through the soffit vents and out the...
Forum: The Garage 10-27-2014, 03:14 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,287
Posted By zap2504
Also check out Parts Express for components...

Also check out Parts Express for components http://www.parts-express.com/ They also have a number of projects and tech info that may help you out.
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