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Forum: The Garage 09-17-2014, 07:15 AM
Replies: 954
Views: 166,346
Posted By groundrules
Well, I ventured forth as an experiment. Let's...

Well, I ventured forth as an experiment. Let's just say I took one for the 'Rate your experience' team. I'm kinda a Harbor Freight apologist, but this fucker was an absolute wholesale failure. I...
Forum: The Garage 09-15-2014, 10:53 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,089
Posted By groundrules
What are your thoughts on wetting the surface...

What are your thoughts on wetting the surface with a water mist during the drying process instead of covering? I've seen that method applied, but we're talkin' driveway here, not superstructure...
Forum: The Garage 09-15-2014, 10:21 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,089
Posted By groundrules
I'm guessing you're going to have a broom finish?...

I'm guessing you're going to have a broom finish? I think a few leaves will be no problem. They're just not heavy enough to leave impressions in the finish.
Forum: The Garage 09-15-2014, 10:10 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,089
Posted By groundrules
I think you can find three consecutive decent...

I think you can find three consecutive decent weather days in October. I mean, I did when I poured a 6" pad for a job in Jackson, MI in the middle of October.
Forum: The Garage 09-15-2014, 09:49 AM
Replies: 954
Views: 166,346
Posted By groundrules
Anyone ever tried this? I got some shitty...

Anyone ever tried this? I got some shitty painting work to do that I don't want to brush/roll. Looking for a cheap labor-saver, but I'm guessing this will be as much trouble as help. mostly I'm...
Forum: The Garage 09-11-2014, 02:11 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,973
Posted By groundrules
big bag of cotton towel shop rags from Costco

big bag of cotton towel shop rags from Costco
Forum: The Garage 09-08-2014, 01:12 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,555
Posted By groundrules
hold on now. either you've got a walk out...

hold on now. either you've got a walk out basement, or the rest of these trailer photos and stuff are just the tip of the iceberg.
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 08-29-2014, 04:42 AM
Replies: 4,355
Views: 660,966
Posted By groundrules
hey semi-locals, Putting my '81 TS185 on the...

hey semi-locals,
Putting my '81 TS185 on the block. Link to post on the big board:
http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1005579
...
Forum: The Garage 08-18-2014, 08:17 AM
Replies: 954
Views: 166,346
Posted By groundrules
seems this opinion is consensus, with the only...

seems this opinion is consensus, with the only caveat being that you use name-brand wire. apparently the HF wire sucks.
Forum: The Garage 07-27-2014, 05:19 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,126
Posted By groundrules
It will last. But it will not last forever. How...

It will last. But it will not last forever. How long before you're 70? :lol3

I just took this photo. fortunately, this isn't my problem.


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Forum: The Garage 07-25-2014, 08:24 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,275
Posted By groundrules
quite true. I'm a Accu-Gage fan also because...

quite true. I'm a Accu-Gage fan also because it's a good company that stands behind their product with excellent customer support. I mentioned it before, but since they've come up in discussion,...
Forum: The Garage 07-22-2014, 07:22 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,126
Posted By groundrules
I'll keep the bread crust idea in the memory bank...

I'll keep the bread crust idea in the memory bank for future use, but in my case, I had vertical stubs, so draining was no issue.
Forum: Thumpers 07-21-2014, 09:52 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,167
Posted By groundrules
at least one track I went to mandated that...

at least one track I went to mandated that anything with fluid behind it got safety wired.
Forum: The Garage 07-21-2014, 05:57 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,126
Posted By groundrules
I just need 5 years, then it can be some other...

I just need 5 years, then it can be some other sucker's problem :lol3:lol3
Forum: The Garage 07-20-2014, 04:50 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,126
Posted By groundrules
Gentlemen, thank you all for your input. ...

Gentlemen, thank you all for your input. Consensus seems to suggest it is the way to go, so I took the dive. As follow-up, I shut off the water, drained the lines and removed the old valves with a...
Forum: The Garage 07-20-2014, 06:56 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,126
Posted By groundrules
Thumb ahhh, a testimonial! :clap Thanks.

ahhh, a testimonial! :clap Thanks.
Forum: The Garage 07-20-2014, 06:56 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,126
Posted By groundrules
Not sure on the age- house is new to me. Valves...

Not sure on the age- house is new to me. Valves are soldered to the copper pipe.
Forum: The Garage 07-20-2014, 06:54 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,126
Posted By groundrules
yeah, this. suuuucks! :baldy

yeah, this. suuuucks! :baldy
Forum: The Garage 07-20-2014, 05:56 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,126
Posted By groundrules
Opinions: Sharkbites?

Hey, so I'm replacing sink/countertops, and have discovered that the shutoff valves under the sink no longer shut off. They're fooked. So I need to replace, which means shutting off the water to...
Forum: The Garage 07-10-2014, 10:22 AM
Replies: 954
Views: 166,346
Posted By groundrules
I've done the pinesol thing in mine. two things:...

I've done the pinesol thing in mine. two things: do it somewhere ventilated. The pinesol + heat + ultrasound is kinda like getting maced by a conifer. 2nd, the pinesol will turn the transparent...
Forum: The Garage 07-03-2014, 06:43 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,891
Posted By groundrules
:lol3 Yeah, I thought about having them...

:lol3

Yeah, I thought about having them load it, but two things- One, I underestimated the number of bags the first trip and required another, and two, my truck is 1/2 ton- I wouldn't feel great...
Forum: The Garage 07-02-2014, 06:37 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,891
Posted By groundrules
when do we get an update? :ear

when do we get an update? :ear
Forum: The Garage 07-01-2014, 08:52 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,066
Posted By groundrules
I got a shitload of bicycle spokes you could use....

I got a shitload of bicycle spokes you could use. You'd have to sharpen them all though.
Forum: The Garage 06-26-2014, 06:13 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,891
Posted By groundrules
I see a wager in the making... :lol3

I see a wager in the making... :lol3
Forum: Parallel Universe 06-25-2014, 09:03 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,452
Posted By groundrules
the other suggestion I've heard bandied about is...

the other suggestion I've heard bandied about is to use either dental floss or a thin wire to 'saw' through the adhesive. works best if it's double sided tape and not a hard glue.
Forum: The Garage 06-25-2014, 06:15 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 691
Posted By groundrules
Porter Cable in the modern age

Not trying to start a made-in-USA-vs-China debate, as we've already proven almost no hand power tools are made domestically anymore. More interested in this specific brand evolution. So, what say...
Forum: The Garage 06-24-2014, 06:33 AM
Replies: 954
Views: 166,346
Posted By groundrules
and I finally killed off my first HF 4.5" angle...

and I finally killed off my first HF 4.5" angle grinder this weekend. the blue one. It was actually an electrical issue that did it in- there was a short somewhere, and I'd already taken it apart...
Forum: The Garage 06-24-2014, 06:27 AM
Replies: 954
Views: 166,346
Posted By groundrules
As an aside, my favorite cheater bar is an old...

As an aside, my favorite cheater bar is an old fork tube I've been hanging on to. Nice inside diameter.
Forum: The Garage 06-24-2014, 06:25 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,891
Posted By groundrules
I just did a pad 'pour' that consisted of 19...

I just did a pad 'pour' that consisted of 19 80-lb bags. you have no idea how much work it is to deal with those bags until you've done it all day. Pick each bag up four times- shelf to cart, cart...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 06-17-2014, 07:20 AM
Replies: 4,767
Views: 453,814
Posted By groundrules
http://columbus.craigslist.org/mcy/4524051440.html...

http://columbus.craigslist.org/mcy/4524051440.html

http://images.craigslist.org/01414_khF5FJXmwCL_600x450.jpg

Four friggin' grand.
Forum: The Garage 06-17-2014, 05:52 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,767
Posted By groundrules
depends on the style of chain. Some have a...

depends on the style of chain. Some have a clip-type master link and require no special tools. Others are riveted and do require a breaker/rivet tool. Clips are simpler, and some would say weaker....
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 05-30-2014, 07:50 AM
Replies: 4,767
Views: 453,814
Posted By groundrules
again, different genre, but you guys will like...

again, different genre, but you guys will like this one:

Only $150 bucks for VINTAGE!!

http://columbus.craigslist.org/grd/4436101518.html...
Forum: Thumpers 05-30-2014, 07:30 AM
Replies: 26,265
Views: 3,190,753
Posted By groundrules
Here's my 'arrrrgh' moment. well, hundred or so...

Here's my 'arrrrgh' moment. well, hundred or so moments: put bike together, runs, but will die when bars turned to full lock left. I checked and replaced throttle cable, looked and looked for a...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 05-22-2014, 10:03 AM
Replies: 4,767
Views: 453,814
Posted By groundrules
exactly. "it's easy to get a title (but I can't...

exactly. "it's easy to get a title (but I can't be bothered to do it)."

street legal, if you live in one of the many states that doesn't require a headlight.
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 05-15-2014, 07:21 AM
Replies: 1,528
Views: 163,301
Posted By groundrules
http://columbus.craigslist.org/mcy/4471294982.html...

http://columbus.craigslist.org/mcy/4471294982.html

$275
http://images.craigslist.org/01515_8e1dbQG0mtf_600x450.jpg
Forum: The Garage 05-14-2014, 08:03 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 8,206
Posted By groundrules
One thing I'd like to ask regarding screw...

One thing I'd like to ask regarding screw drivers. Well two things actually: 1) What exactly are the GOOD screwdrivers? and 2) do the good screw drivers still suffer from the stinky handle...
Forum: Thumpers 05-13-2014, 02:31 PM
Replies: 26,265
Views: 3,190,753
Posted By groundrules
Interesting. I don't feel like I abused it on...

Interesting. I don't feel like I abused it on reinstallation, but I will certainly look there. I think I've actually got a spare from a donor motor, so I may in fact make this bugger work! thank...
Forum: Thumpers 05-13-2014, 02:27 PM
Replies: 26,265
Views: 3,190,753
Posted By groundrules
thanks for that link, I just hit up Mr. Bender...

thanks for that link, I just hit up Mr. Bender for some rings :D
Forum: Thumpers 05-13-2014, 02:24 PM
Replies: 26,265
Views: 3,190,753
Posted By groundrules
Hey, wondering if we can revisit this issue. ...

Hey, wondering if we can revisit this issue. I've seen a post or two that says it's been discussed, but can't find that discussion. So, short story: i had the shift drum bolt failure, I opted to...
Forum: The Garage 05-09-2014, 10:04 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,560
Posted By groundrules
:lol3:lol3

:lol3:lol3
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