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Forum: The Garage 08-12-2014, 03:40 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,481
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: 1,481
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: 2,917
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: 2,917
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: 44
Views: 2,805
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: 2,917
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: 2,917
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: 1,626
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: 902
Views: 158,488
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: 902
Views: 158,488
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: 1,332
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: 2,814
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: 1,023
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: 845
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: 9,317
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: 1,851
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: 1,851
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: 6,641
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: 1,402
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: 1,592
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: 885
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: 1,479
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: 4,214
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: 4,214
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: 4,214
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: 1,124
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: 8,201
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: 1,725
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: 1,725
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: 3,717
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: 2,426
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: 1,315
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....
Forum: The Garage 02-04-2014, 08:30 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,315
Posted By Tweaker
Without knowing the exact unit, probably. If it...

Without knowing the exact unit, probably. If it has adjustable output, you can maybe get by without a charge controller. The battery complicates things but is the perfect way to smooth out the peaky...
Forum: The Garage 02-04-2014, 07:53 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,315
Posted By Tweaker
Just for reference, solar panels I use to charge...

Just for reference, solar panels I use to charge large 12v battery banks produce 21VDC with no load and 17.4 VDC under load (hooked up to batteries). The batteries never go above 14.4V, their fully...
Forum: The Garage 02-03-2014, 09:44 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,315
Posted By Tweaker
No, it won't. 17 VDC is normal input (under load)...

No, it won't. 17 VDC is normal input (under load) for 12 VDC battery charging. That there is no charge controller seems a design issue, but once again, 12.3 VDC input will not charge a 12V battery.
Forum: The Garage 02-03-2014, 08:38 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,315
Posted By Tweaker
It is not going to charge your battery at 12.3v,...

It is not going to charge your battery at 12.3v, it needs to put out 16V or more to get the battery to its fully charged state of 14.4 or so, When you hook it up, you should be testing your battery...
Forum: The Garage 01-29-2014, 02:11 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,305
Posted By Tweaker
Just for some perspective, a 5w, 16v panel will...

Just for some perspective, a 5w, 16v panel will keep a car battery chrged just fine, that is what VW used to ship with every car. No controller needed, the batt will level off around 13v. If the...
Forum: Equipment 01-14-2014, 01:39 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 8,372
Posted By Tweaker
Not to nitpik but there are additional costs such...

Not to nitpik but there are additional costs such as memory and a power supply of some kind. A Class 10 SDHC card, 8GB minimum is ~$20 on sale. Things tend to run better off a USB stick - if used,...
Forum: The Garage 01-10-2014, 07:24 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 937
Posted By Tweaker
My less than one year old Epson Workforce 845,...

My less than one year old Epson Workforce 845, one helluva printer imo, the first one in which everything has worked as advertised for me, (even Linux networking!) has a clogged f*cking print head....
Forum: The Garage 01-09-2014, 11:57 AM
Replies: 902
Views: 158,488
Posted By Tweaker
That is not unusual, I cannot start a 1 1/4hp...

That is not unusual, I cannot start a 1 1/4hp Bostich oiled compressor (old, good quality) below about 45 degrees on any circuit. Set it in the sun or anything to warm it, once it starts and you are...
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