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Forum: Equipment 06-19-2015, 11:34 AM
Replies: 2,118
Views: 418,073
Posted By the_gr8t_waldo
I should start off with a disclaimer- I don't...

I should start off with a disclaimer- I don't really enjoy camping. I do like hiking, but would love to leave the weight/extra crap behind- impossible if I want to see the things I do seek out with...
Forum: The Garage 06-13-2015, 10:13 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 599
Posted By the_gr8t_waldo
I used to use it on a klr..they get gas stains...

I used to use it on a klr..they get gas stains around the fill...doesn't help that the paint in that area is silver.. but it took the stains off without any damage. all I did was a single wipe...no...
Forum: The Garage 06-12-2015, 04:10 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 599
Posted By the_gr8t_waldo
Rub it with acetone dampened uncolored cloth.

Rub it with acetone dampened uncolored cloth.
Forum: Equipment 06-11-2015, 12:40 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 746
Posted By the_gr8t_waldo
silicon calking, thinned out with toluene. paint...

silicon calking, thinned out with toluene. paint in .5 x 3" strips on the bottom of the bag. once dried it'll stop the sliding
Forum: Equipment 06-10-2015, 08:55 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,683
Posted By the_gr8t_waldo
Aircraft spruce sells two cable splitters,...

Aircraft spruce sells two cable splitters, reasonable price as well. Can split up to three cables. The only thing to know is the cable travel length you are working with.
Forum: The Garage 06-06-2015, 10:24 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,157
Posted By the_gr8t_waldo
up until recently I used beam types exclusively....

up until recently I used beam types exclusively. but recently I had to work with, what I'd call "high settings". I was exerting so much effort on the tool that I simply couldn't watch the indicator...
Forum: The Garage 06-05-2015, 11:48 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,084
Posted By the_gr8t_waldo
I too endorse a good sealer! after a bit of rust...

I too endorse a good sealer! after a bit of rust removal. recently I saw where molasses and water was used( it had to be followed up with high pressure water to rinse off the resulting sludge)....
Forum: The Garage 06-03-2015, 07:18 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 674
Posted By the_gr8t_waldo
:confused

:confused
Forum: Equipment 06-03-2015, 01:15 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 444
Posted By the_gr8t_waldo
red and orange sounds like you'll have to pick...

red and orange sounds like you'll have to pick out a housing you like and then add leds to get the two colors at the same time.....or a bi-color led that'll give you the two colors at separate...
Forum: The Garage 06-02-2015, 02:21 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,533
Posted By the_gr8t_waldo
I had carpet covering these stair treads. Made...

I had carpet covering these stair treads. Made "caps" from r. oak.(they are made with t&g unfinished flooring from a flooring supply store, and the edging is from home despot...std 3/4" r.oak) the...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 05-22-2015, 11:25 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,714
Posted By the_gr8t_waldo
have you seen this nifty piece of...

have you seen this nifty piece of hardware?http://www.aircraftspruce.com/catalog/eppages/bingjunctblk.php If you're open to it, you can buy from your local bike shop the inner cables and then outers...
Forum: Equipment 05-16-2015, 08:33 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 316
Posted By the_gr8t_waldo
Sure you can- just use wire that is the same (or...

Sure you can- just use wire that is the same (or larger) guage. And make sure the completed assembly has the same polarity, as when you started. Make all splices with either "crimp-on" splices or...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 05-14-2015, 10:48 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,095
Posted By the_gr8t_waldo
I would forgo the quick disconnect and filter....

I would forgo the quick disconnect and filter. all fuel ends up being filtered more than once, just from the main tank! and the quick disconnect is just another point for leaks to develop. if you're...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 05-14-2015, 08:54 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,095
Posted By the_gr8t_waldo
I'm not an expert on iba rules... And don't even...

I'm not an expert on iba rules... And don't even know if iba UK follows the same rules..but here the iba requires that aux tanks be inspected by a member from a " technical compliance" standpoint. ...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 05-14-2015, 08:17 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,095
Posted By the_gr8t_waldo
Why not just use a " pulse pump " ? They can run...

Why not just use a " pulse pump " ? They can run without attention when dry. Pretty common with the two stroke crowd . no electrics and reasonable costs. Or just avoid all the extra equipment and...
Forum: Equipment 05-10-2015, 02:45 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 617
Posted By the_gr8t_waldo
Is all velcro the same? I mean, are there...

Is all velcro the same? I mean, are there different grades of the stuff? I know nothing about it. If I go to Michael's or Hobby Lobby, or a sewing store will the velcro they sell work fine for this...
Forum: Equipment 05-09-2015, 06:53 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 15,728
Posted By the_gr8t_waldo
I use a pair of flipfloops that are std hospital...

I use a pair of flipfloops that are std hospital issue for patients.Paper thin an , probably won't last beyond four or five nights use' but man, are they lite and pack down to next to nothing!
Forum: Equipment 05-09-2015, 06:42 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 617
Posted By the_gr8t_waldo
Look into "omini tape" it has BOTH hooks and...

Look into "omini tape" it has BOTH hooks and loopes on one strip...less likely to snag woolens an other fabrics.
Forum: The Garage 05-09-2015, 01:36 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 892
Posted By the_gr8t_waldo
no longer have a scott oiler, but when I did, I...

no longer have a scott oiler, but when I did, I used chain saw oil...the brand was- "what ever's cheapest"
Forum: The Garage 05-08-2015, 03:13 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,123
Posted By the_gr8t_waldo
in sub zero conditions, the very last thing you...

in sub zero conditions, the very last thing you want to do is allow the water to freeze, better to drain the water if repairs will take too long, no?
Forum: The Garage 05-07-2015, 07:09 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,477
Posted By the_gr8t_waldo
You might try to extract the drill point...

You might try to extract the drill point first.... The ultimate would be a tap extractor, but maybe a scratch awl. If it moves, it would be a lot easier rather than jumping to the last resort.
Forum: Equipment 05-07-2015, 06:52 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 254
Posted By the_gr8t_waldo
Cut n splice...just make sure the polarity...

Cut n splice...just make sure the polarity remains the same. Run the cord out to some place where the plug is unlikely to get damaged.
Forum: The Garage 05-07-2015, 06:35 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,123
Posted By the_gr8t_waldo
From my own experience, working on the g.f.'s hot...

From my own experience, working on the g.f.'s hot tub. I've had my share of cutting foam away from bad fittings.. When done I never considered foaming any of it back up. Her h.t. had a skirt running...
Forum: Equipment 05-06-2015, 04:45 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 640
Posted By the_gr8t_waldo
this is what I use for the stuff that really has...

this is what I use for the stuff that really has to be kept dry. http://www.rei.com/product/784168/sealline-black-canyon-boundary-dry-pack-70-liters It's got a lot of tie down points and sits on the...
Forum: The Garage 05-05-2015, 08:53 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,035
Posted By the_gr8t_waldo
have you looked into adapting the shaft, to...

have you looked into adapting the shaft, to extend it out to a more reasonable position?
Forum: The Garage 05-05-2015, 08:06 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,035
Posted By the_gr8t_waldo
first link didn't work this is probably a better...

first link didn't work this is probably a better pic of the expanding sleeve, anyway...
Forum: The Garage 05-05-2015, 08:02 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,035
Posted By the_gr8t_waldo
the only thing I can dream up is a sleeve who's...

the only thing I can dream up is a sleeve who's inside profile matches the spindle's profile...and the outside of the sleeve matches the inside of the wheel tube ( assuming there's no taper on the...
Forum: The Garage 05-05-2015, 01:19 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,232
Posted By the_gr8t_waldo
a word of caution...... on the face of it,...

a word of caution...... on the face of it, getting rid of old unusable building mat'l sounds like a good idea but, don't do it until you clear it with the e. contractor. I've seen ,many times a rock...
Forum: Equipment 05-03-2015, 08:14 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 376
Posted By the_gr8t_waldo
The tank is an aftermarket tank from IMS. You...

The tank is an aftermarket tank from IMS. You might try the KLR forum, as that appears to be a KLR650 in the pic. .......IIRC the tank wasn't very successful because two drains had to be fitted to...
Forum: Equipment 05-03-2015, 12:46 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 15,728
Posted By the_gr8t_waldo
take a page from the backpackers book- looking at...

take a page from the backpackers book- looking at a bike most of us OVER estimate what it'll carry ( and at least remain comfortable to ride) if you take one of everything, your going toend up...
Forum: The Garage 05-01-2015, 05:38 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,232
Posted By the_gr8t_waldo
tell your electrical contractor what you...

tell your electrical contractor what you want...he's paid to hammer this sorta stuff out. you'll get the bill- THAT should be enough for anyone! to worry bout- don't ya think?
Forum: Equipment 04-30-2015, 02:19 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 575
Posted By the_gr8t_waldo
since both heating elements look to be the same....

since both heating elements look to be the same. so the heating would be less on the left because of the steel directly underneath
Forum: Some Assembly Required 04-29-2015, 08:32 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,095
Posted By the_gr8t_waldo
When I added fittings to my own aux.tank, I used...

When I added fittings to my own aux.tank, I used Loctite #565. Worked great, but as I recalled, all I could find locally was 50ml size- the price, brought water to my eyes
Forum: Equipment 04-20-2015, 04:10 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,853
Posted By the_gr8t_waldo
That's a quilt...admittedly it has some nice...

That's a quilt...admittedly it has some nice features, but a long way from ul
Forum: Equipment 04-20-2015, 10:41 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,853
Posted By the_gr8t_waldo
I've been pouring over both the S.D. site and...

I've been pouring over both the S.D. site and retailers...haven't seen anything about an ul rendition. how bout a link?
Forum: Equipment 04-20-2015, 07:32 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,853
Posted By the_gr8t_waldo
I was looking at this bag for backpacking. The...

I was looking at this bag for backpacking. The features sound great, since I'm a "side sleeper". but the weight & pack size was a deal killer! It strikes me that this bag is actually just a half...
Forum: The Garage 04-15-2015, 09:02 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 937
Posted By the_gr8t_waldo
I'm not a painter, but always followed the dictum...

I'm not a painter, but always followed the dictum to never paint over latex with oil based paints--- whenever I see latex on wood, I think " amateur night"
Forum: The Garage 04-15-2015, 08:42 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 745
Posted By the_gr8t_waldo
if it's also in the garage, I'd guess it was for...

if it's also in the garage, I'd guess it was for a table saw, but there's so many appliances/tools that are available in 220V form that it's a guessing game.
Forum: The Garage 04-14-2015, 05:46 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 937
Posted By the_gr8t_waldo
new baseboard and door trim is pretty cheap if...

new baseboard and door trim is pretty cheap if you're willing to go with off the shelve stuff. it comes already primed . I found it easyer to rip out the old rather than dressing it up. one coat of...
Forum: The Garage 04-14-2015, 02:38 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 745
Posted By the_gr8t_waldo
ditto, attach the wire onto the neutral...

ditto, attach the wire onto the neutral buss......small voltage readings are par for the course...they run in the same wire bundle and pick up some voltage, just like an antenna picks up radio...
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