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Forum: The Garage 08-11-2014, 05:22 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,911
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: 1,569
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: 884
Views: 154,883
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: 35
Views: 2,290
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: 660
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: 2,288
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: 1,544
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: 1,233
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: 3,520
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: 1,610
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: 884
Views: 154,883
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: 2,841
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: 884
Views: 154,883
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: 785
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: 100
Views: 4,066
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: 624
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: 624
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: 1,133
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...
Forum: The Garage 03-01-2013, 10:47 AM
Replies: 884
Views: 154,883
Posted By muddywater
I have the 12 ton which is a smaller version of...

I have the 12 ton which is a smaller version of th 20 ton. Works great for the money.
I would think it would be hard to convert to table top use since you need the height for adjustment quite often....
Forum: The Garage 03-01-2013, 10:35 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 5,625
Posted By muddywater
+1 on the older one. Can't kill it.

+1 on the older one. Can't kill it.
Forum: The Garage 02-24-2013, 06:25 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 599
Posted By muddywater
If you have battery and drill problems, you need...

If you have battery and drill problems, you need to go shopping for a new one.
As far as the drill goes, the trigger/speed control can cause simliar problems.
Forum: The Garage 02-21-2013, 10:42 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,864
Posted By muddywater
AFCI breakers are also available that can detect...

AFCI breakers are also available that can detect arcing. They do have some issues with nuisance tripping and aren't cheap. I think the code in new homes require them in bedrooms. They mount in the...
Forum: The Garage 02-20-2013, 04:48 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,864
Posted By muddywater
There is a difference between the 50 cent...

There is a difference between the 50 cent receptacles and the $10 ones.
I use to see this happen regularly when working on new homes when using saws and such.
Forum: The Garage 02-17-2013, 05:39 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 13,474
Posted By muddywater
the tire shop will do it. I just watch them...

the tire shop will do it.
I just watch them in the mirror to see if they are jumping up and down,or if I feel a vibration they might need it.
Forum: The Garage 02-17-2013, 03:29 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 13,474
Posted By muddywater
Those were the size tire that came on my 1978...

Those were the size tire that came on my 1978 Honda Civic new.
My neighbour runs the little donut spares that you can get for almost free on his. I think from a Mustang....he never gets too far from...
Forum: The Garage 02-17-2013, 03:22 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 13,474
Posted By muddywater
Good used car tires have given me the best...

Good used car tires have given me the best service on all my trailers (six). Only if you are pushing the load capacity would I pay the money for trailer specific tires. Starting with a set of half...
Forum: The Garage 02-05-2013, 11:40 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,344
Posted By muddywater
what he said with the steel bracket. needs to...

what he said with the steel bracket.
needs to be heavy enough to not flex much and screwed to a floor joist, not just the subfloor.
rebate=mortise ??....you can hide the bracket once flush under...
Forum: The Garage 01-27-2013, 04:03 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,115
Posted By muddywater
No distributors in the US according to their...

No distributors in the US according to their website....proabably sold under some other brand if from China though.
Forum: The Garage 01-27-2013, 05:04 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,296
Posted By muddywater
A rear frame clip of a chevy truck would be a...

A rear frame clip of a chevy truck would be a good start, everything would bolt up. Work out the tounge and axle.
You are basically building a trailer to mount your bed on.
Forum: Battle scooters 01-20-2013, 06:46 PM
Replies: 3,380
Views: 1,312,351
Posted By muddywater
Now this is just part of his scooter herd...Dad...

Now this is just part of his scooter herd...Dad will be 80 this year.

http://farm1.staticflickr.com/146/331061461_aec403a2c5.jpghttp://farm1.staticflickr.com/146/331061461_aec403a2c5.jpg
Forum: Battle scooters 01-20-2013, 06:35 PM
Replies: 3,380
Views: 1,312,351
Posted By muddywater
http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2119/1843357528_07cf...

http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2119/1843357528_07cf135216.jpg
A before and after of a Cushman I did for my Dad back in 1995
http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2119/1843357528_07cf135216_s.jpg ...
Forum: The Garage 01-14-2013, 10:38 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,601
Posted By muddywater
I have a 1978 CT90/trail 90 with matching frame...

I have a 1978 CT90/trail 90 with matching frame and engine numbers. My understanding this is a rare occurance for Hondas of this vintage. It also appears that it was built the first or second day of...
Forum: The Garage 01-02-2013, 11:57 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,487
Posted By muddywater
Depending on access underneath, I put pocket...

Depending on access underneath, I put pocket screws in the bottom of the treads and pull the skirt up tight. Some times you have to make some clearance notches in the stinger for the driver....
Forum: The Garage 01-01-2013, 07:18 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,186
Posted By muddywater
Sounds like your spedo has bit the dirt. Most are...

Sounds like your spedo has bit the dirt. Most are hard to get open and seperate parts not available. I'd be watching Fleabay ...I have an 08 and have heard of odometer problems, but not the...
Forum: The Garage 01-01-2013, 07:12 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 12,057
Posted By muddywater
We used to carry chainsaw and lawnmower gas in a...

We used to carry chainsaw and lawnmower gas in a one gallon glass jug (empty vinegar jug). I guess we got lucky.
I converted my new diesel jug with a utility knife and added a vent hole with a #14...
Forum: The Garage 01-01-2013, 06:47 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,487
Posted By muddywater
+1 Finish nails will hold it in place until the...

+1
Finish nails will hold it in place until the glue sets. The polyurethane adhesive is way ahead of the regular "construction adheiseve". I can't remember my last squeaky tread.

I have a...
Forum: The Garage 01-01-2013, 12:55 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 9,315
Posted By muddywater
+1 The pits can be a death trap too. A lift is...

+1
The pits can be a death trap too. A lift is far more versatile also.
Forum: The Garage 01-01-2013, 12:41 AM
Replies: 884
Views: 154,883
Posted By muddywater
+1 I Have one that has seen regular use for...

+1
I Have one that has seen regular use for over a year at work with no problems. Compared it with a Fluke we have also and it works juat as well.
Got my father one for Christmas and he carries it...
Forum: The Garage 11-11-2012, 12:30 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 9,880
Posted By muddywater
Ground is still warm, overnight dips in the temp...

Ground is still warm, overnight dips in the temp shouldnt be a problem. Sunny days will help also.
Run a wick type kerosene heater and open all the cabinet doors under the sinks. Most heaters will...
Forum: The Garage 09-30-2012, 07:38 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 6,220
Posted By muddywater
From my experience, to make them difficult to...

From my experience, to make them difficult to start.
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