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Forum: The Garage 07-21-2014, 05:52 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,232
Posted By rapidoxidationman
I wonder how long the rubber O ring that makes...

I wonder how long the rubber O ring that makes the seal will last. Other than that, sharkbites are easy to use.

Edit: a compression fitting would also work and takes almost as little effort to...
Forum: The Garage 07-02-2014, 07:52 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,111
Posted By rapidoxidationman
Oil is good. No oil is bad. Thinking one way or...

Oil is good. No oil is bad. Thinking one way or another does not change that.:deal
Forum: The Garage 06-30-2014, 10:58 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,675
Posted By rapidoxidationman
57 spikes gonna guess (conservatively)...

57 spikes

gonna guess (conservatively) about a pound of force is necessary to push each one through the vapor barrier (then you've got insulation to push through - good luck with that). How...
Forum: The Garage 06-24-2014, 05:20 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 838
Posted By rapidoxidationman
A good thought, but the ceilings are vaulted - no...

A good thought, but the ceilings are vaulted - no attic space.

Leaning towards another hole in the roof and making the vent stacks separate. A cap on the T would isolate the existing stack and...
Forum: The Garage 06-24-2014, 03:59 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 838
Posted By rapidoxidationman
Winner winner chicken dinner. That's exactly the...

Winner winner chicken dinner. That's exactly the response I was looking for.
32KBTU on the old hydronic heater on the first floor, and the new one I installed yesterday is (I think) 36KBTU. 68K...
Forum: The Garage 06-24-2014, 02:27 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 838
Posted By rapidoxidationman
If power was easily accessible I'd've simply...

If power was easily accessible I'd've simply stuffed a 55 gallon electric in the space and been done with it. It isn't.
Forum: The Garage 06-24-2014, 11:33 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 838
Posted By rapidoxidationman
No dampers in the vent lines. I agree that...

No dampers in the vent lines. I agree that something changed, and I'm thinking that something is the flame pattern on the water heater.

The reason I want to know if things are up to code is to...
Forum: The Garage 06-24-2014, 06:53 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 838
Posted By rapidoxidationman
No power vents on these gas water heaters. The...

No power vents on these gas water heaters.
The roof vent cap is unobstructed and doesn't have any buildup inside the pipe.

It has been set up like this since the house was built about 6 years...
Forum: The Garage 06-23-2014, 08:11 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 558
Posted By rapidoxidationman
Remove the PC (put things back to stock) and ride...

Remove the PC (put things back to stock) and ride it for a while to make sure the problem is caused by the commander. It'd suck to replace it and find the problem is in your original wiring.
Forum: The Garage 06-23-2014, 08:04 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 838
Posted By rapidoxidationman
Propane water heater question

My SO has two propane water heaters: One on the bottom floor for the slab hydronic heat and one on the floor above for the potable hot water. Both have 3" vent hoods and are tied into a single 3"...
Forum: Equipment 06-18-2014, 02:21 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 959
Posted By rapidoxidationman
What year is your KLR?

What year is your KLR?
Forum: The Garage 06-11-2014, 03:26 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,401
Posted By rapidoxidationman
I get what he's saying thanks to a background in...

I get what he's saying thanks to a background in electronics and experience. If I (or you) did not have such background, would that sentence be intelligible? I think not.
Forum: The Garage 06-11-2014, 01:27 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,401
Posted By rapidoxidationman
You can understand this??????? <!-- / message...

You can understand this???????
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Forum: The Garage 06-11-2014, 10:31 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,401
Posted By rapidoxidationman
cut and paste from another language using google...

cut and paste from another language using google translate to make into engrish does not a great first post make

W.
T.
F.

:huh

Edit:
Then again, Best first post evah!!!:clap
Forum: The Garage 06-03-2014, 05:50 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,508
Posted By rapidoxidationman
Rust it.

Strip the old paint then use a rust patina inducing chemical and do a rapid oxidation:1drink
Forum: The Garage 05-29-2014, 05:49 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 6,067
Posted By rapidoxidationman
Pretty sure you can ONLY buy Stihl new from a...

Pretty sure you can ONLY buy Stihl new from a good dealer...
Forum: The Garage 05-29-2014, 05:45 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 6,067
Posted By rapidoxidationman
Yay another Stihl thread!

Got a Shindaiwa more than a decade ago. It started 3 times and has been in the shed since.

Got a Stihl about a decade ago. It starts when I want it to and gets regular abuse. Haven't done a thing...
Forum: Beasts 05-25-2014, 05:44 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 754
Posted By rapidoxidationman
Why not take an hour and start with removing the...

Why not take an hour and start with removing the mods? If the shimmy is still there, then maybe look at bearings or balance. If not...
Forum: The Garage 05-22-2014, 12:44 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,096
Posted By rapidoxidationman
Staples or Office Max?

Staples or Office Max?
Forum: The Garage 05-22-2014, 12:40 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,642
Posted By rapidoxidationman
B20 made with cooking oil? Like recycled cooking...

B20 made with cooking oil? Like recycled cooking oil or virgin soybean or corn oil? Recycled oil could lead to issues like carbon deposits on intake manifolds IIRC. Regular Italian tune ups can...
Forum: The Garage 05-22-2014, 06:03 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,253
Posted By rapidoxidationman
Mineral oil is the brake fluid in hydraulic...

Mineral oil is the brake fluid in hydraulic bicycle brakes IIRC. Can't hurt to replace it, especially after 5 years. Flush, fill, bleed, done (hopefully).
Forum: The Garage 05-11-2014, 04:16 PM
Replies: 1,297
Sticky: Note to self:
Views: 277,075
Posted By rapidoxidationman
When you're swapping wheels on your 3/4 ton...

When you're swapping wheels on your 3/4 ton pickup with 8 lug bolts, don't forget to remove the lug in the 6 o'clock position before trying to remove the wheel. Damn thing was hidden under the...
Forum: The Garage 05-11-2014, 11:02 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 5,369
Posted By rapidoxidationman
Fixed it for ya.

Fixed it for ya.
Forum: The Garage 05-10-2014, 08:49 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 5,369
Posted By rapidoxidationman
If grease got out then dirt got in:deal ...

If grease got out then dirt got in:deal

Are you planning on keeping the car? It's worth replacing the assembly. You'll never get those old ball bearings as clean as they were, plus it's a...
Forum: The Garage 05-09-2014, 08:38 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 5,369
Posted By rapidoxidationman
I think if the way you're thinking was easier,...

I think if the way you're thinking was easier, the pros would be doing it that way instead of pulling the engine. Why reinvent the wheel? You've already got the engine hoist (overhead crane), and...
Forum: The Garage 05-07-2014, 11:57 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,166
Posted By rapidoxidationman
Start with the easy stuff: Is the kill switch...

Start with the easy stuff:
Is the kill switch on the handlebars on?
Is there a kickstand safety switch?
Forum: Thumpers 05-05-2014, 06:43 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 776
Posted By rapidoxidationman
If by "glad" you mean "glass" (or an empty clear...

If by "glad" you mean "glass" (or an empty clear plastic soda bottle), then yes, easier.

OP: Do you usually run low octane gas in it? If so then especially at lower elevations the engine might be...
Forum: Thumpers 05-05-2014, 04:55 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 776
Posted By rapidoxidationman
Crappy gas? Can you use a (safe for flammable...

Crappy gas? Can you use a (safe for flammable atmosphere) flashlight to look inside the tank for the puddle of water at the bottom?
Forum: The Garage 05-03-2014, 11:07 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 690
Posted By rapidoxidationman
For future reference

Is it possible to avoid the problem of rust buildup by keeping the backup system dry until you need it? Or can you run the pump through a maintenance cycle once a month or whatever to keep it clean?
Forum: The Garage 04-26-2014, 08:54 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 532
Posted By rapidoxidationman
Laser enhancement glasses will really help when...

Laser enhancement glasses will really help when you're using the level outside in the daytime.

http://www.amazon.com/DEWALT-DW0714-Laser-Enhancement-Glasses/dp/B00093DJ4M
Forum: The Garage 04-25-2014, 05:01 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 3,486
Posted By rapidoxidationman
I went to a party at a bar once with a chain saw...

I went to a party at a bar once with a chain saw (sans chain) for a prop. Didn't have a Jason mask, but I still won a t shirt:clap

MMMMMM two stroke in enclosed spaces:wink:...

BTW, it...
Forum: The Garage 04-25-2014, 02:18 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 296
Posted By rapidoxidationman
Stick the spring in a tube whose inside diameter...

Stick the spring in a tube whose inside diameter is just a little bigger than the diameter of the spring (so they will stay straight). Push down on the spring and measure how much force it takes to...
Forum: The Garage 04-25-2014, 06:22 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 3,486
Posted By rapidoxidationman
http://advrider.com/forums/search.php?searchid=322...

http://advrider.com/forums/search.php?searchid=32252678
Like an oil thread
it's been done...

There's a reason the pros use Stihl:deal
Forum: The Garage 04-11-2014, 10:14 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 821
Posted By rapidoxidationman
Better tell the dealer not to take your car for a...

Better tell the dealer not to take your car for a joy ride:norton

http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=965119
Forum: The Garage 04-11-2014, 09:47 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 9,443
Posted By rapidoxidationman
I'd probably go with the harbor freight box over...

I'd probably go with the harbor freight box over the snap on box also, but you're kinda comparing a chevy to a ferrari. Very different build standards and quality, and that is reflected in the price.
Forum: Road warriors 04-07-2014, 08:47 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,120
Posted By rapidoxidationman
a "permanent" fuel filter can still get clogged. ...

a "permanent" fuel filter can still get clogged. Is the stumble related to how much throttle you're giving it and it gets worse when you're keeping your wrist twisted (like you would in 5th gear...
Forum: The Garage 04-05-2014, 11:09 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 824
Posted By rapidoxidationman
denatured alcohol will dissolve latex paint but...

denatured alcohol will dissolve latex paint but won't touch oil based paint; you should be able to darn near wipe off the latex.

Wear gloves and make sure you have plenty of fresh air.
Forum: The Garage 04-02-2014, 05:49 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,033
Posted By rapidoxidationman
If you're going to ignore the inability of your...

If you're going to ignore the inability of your bike's charging system to drive this load for much time, you might consider keeping an extra motorcycle battery in your backpack for when the one...
Forum: The Garage 03-31-2014, 12:09 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,033
Posted By rapidoxidationman
120 watts total? Sure, your battery will drive...

120 watts total? Sure, your battery will drive them. The question you need answered though is how much power does your bike put out so your battery won't drain?

That's a hell of a lot of LED...
Forum: The Garage 03-31-2014, 12:06 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,305
Posted By rapidoxidationman
When's the last time your bottles were...

When's the last time your bottles were hydrotested?:ear
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