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Old 02-20-2012, 10:44 AM   #1831
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Nah... that was due to an inattentive driver about a month ago... Got rear ended. New parts are on the way. Sure looks like a mess though, eh? Gotta plug my grip heaters back in and get all those wires out of the way.
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Old 02-20-2012, 11:00 AM   #1832
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Nah... that was due to an inattentive driver about a month ago... Got rear ended. New parts are on the way. Sure looks like a mess though, eh? Gotta plug my grip heaters back in and get all those wires out of the way.

that was my next "observation"....

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Old 02-20-2012, 06:40 PM   #1833
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I think the insulated doors are only about $30 more and you can take the cost as an energy-saving credit. (unless that's expired now) I did this a few years ago when I could no longer find parts for the 1-piece doors I had on my garage. I put the insulated Clopay doors on both holes, upgraded the around-the-door seals and the difference is significant if you are working in the garage in cold weather. My garage is under the kitchen..have not seen a huge difference in my heating bills since but there has been a noticable-significant difference.

I cant tell if your flooring is vinyl or paint. Either way...it looks nice. Good job on the renovation!! I have a garage spruce-up on my list but the wife wants new bathrooms first. Go figure
Yeah, the door came with the house, so now I have to pay at least $40 to insulate them with foam sheet. Not bad since the garage was built as an incentive to buy the house, and it worked. The house is new, so no updating needed (yet) for that.

The floor is VCT (Vynle Composition Tile). Basically solid 1/8" thick industrial grade tile like you would see in a mall or big box store. Very tough!

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Old 02-24-2012, 04:19 PM   #1834
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Not so much as made but more sorta assembled.... Whats if for?

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Old 02-24-2012, 04:57 PM   #1835
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Not so much as made but more sorta assembled.... Whats if for?

Webinar "exams" ?
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Old 02-24-2012, 07:53 PM   #1836
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Not so much as made but more sorta assembled.... Whats if for?




You're making a documentary about paint drying and need a time lapse video of the act.
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Old 02-24-2012, 07:54 PM   #1837
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Getting closer...
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Old 02-24-2012, 08:15 PM   #1838
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either for filming or pic taking ..only reason i could ever see needing dual bulbs like that....its for killing shadows
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Old 02-24-2012, 08:30 PM   #1839
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Truth be told, I didn't need the lights at all, just the arm the light was attached too. Its a "document camera". I can point it straight down at my desk so I can draw, leather tool, layout, take apart, or whatever; and have it projected up on the screen instead of having 22 (soon to be 28. ) students trying to stand around me and see whats going on.

Camera's pointed at the table, showing the image on my computer screen, which is attached to the projector. Kind of a big mess... Last day of the Tri and we were cleaning shop.



PLUS! I can record things for how-to's, and hopefully save myself from having to repeat things over. and over. and over. Hopin to free up some time for a little more one-on-one time with the students that need it most. Todays test:





Camera was like $7 shipped from amazon- 5 megapixel and it can get right in close to just about anything. Sorta wish I had gotten a wide angle, maybe next year. Light was the most expensive part- it was about $80 on amazon, and I also needed a USB extension and a poop-load of zipties.

Did I mention I can also use it as a security camera to keep an eye on the kids that always think they can get away with stuff behind my back?
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Old 02-24-2012, 10:33 PM   #1840
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well thats one hell of a camera mount aka tripod of sorts ...and to think ive wired em from the ceiling for stuff like that in the past LOL
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Old 02-25-2012, 03:45 AM   #1841
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Truth be told, I didn't need the lights at all, just the arm the light was attached too. Its a "document camera". I can point it straight down at my desk so I can draw, leather tool, layout, take apart, or whatever; and have it projected up on the screen instead of having 22 (soon to be 28. ) students trying to stand around me and see whats going on.

Camera's pointed at the table, showing the image on my computer screen, which is attached to the projector. Kind of a big mess... Last day of the Tri and we were cleaning shop.



PLUS! I can record things for how-to's, and hopefully save myself from having to repeat things over. and over. and over. Hopin to free up some time for a little more one-on-one time with the students that need it most. Todays test:




Camera was like $7 shipped from amazon- 5 megapixel and it can get right in close to just about anything. Sorta wish I had gotten a wide angle, maybe next year. Light was the most expensive part- it was about $80 on amazon, and I also needed a USB extension and a poop-load of zipties.

Did I mention I can also use it as a security camera to keep an eye on the kids that always think they can get away with stuff behind my back?


That's great. I can see it now, Little Tommy is passing notes (or whatever the modern hoodlum does these days) and he looks up to see the slow mo instant replay om the Dork-a-Tron... Busted!!

You'll be hearing from his lawyer

I've implemented a similar device to keep tabs on my personal circus (ours has infrared and sound ). Pretty funny stuff sometimes.
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Old 02-28-2012, 04:10 PM   #1842
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Don't remember if I ever posted pics of this, cause its not really done. Almost there.



Still need to clean up some of the weld warts from patching burn throughs, but the hard part is DONE. Also need to weld a couple of hangers on. Its just ziptied roughly in place for now.





It will sit about an inch and half higher than in this pic.

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Old 03-07-2012, 10:56 PM   #1843
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Problem: my daughter loves to splash her TS185 through water. Without a proper air box, the slip-on air filter gets soaked and stalls the engine.

I have the original air box but it looks like a total pain to service the air filter and it requires replacement of the rubber boot between the carb and air box.

I'm cheap.

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Don't know if it works yet. Hopefully it will flow enough air but repel all but a full-on drowning. We'll see....
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Old 03-08-2012, 07:52 AM   #1844
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Wish I had thought of that way back when on my F-11 250. Same issue. The unobtanium rubber boot for the filter was shot. Burned up a piston running it too lean with a foam filter.
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Old 03-08-2012, 10:08 AM   #1845
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Problem: my daughter loves to splash her TS185 through water. Without a proper air box, the slip-on air filter gets soaked and stalls the engine.

I have the original air box but it looks like a total pain to service the air filter and it requires replacement of the rubber boot between the carb and air box.

I'm cheap.

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Don't know if it works yet. Hopefully it will flow enough air but repel all but a full-on drowning. We'll see....
Look up Outerwears filter skins - "Outerwears Pre-filters are constructed with a woven mesh that is specially treated at the mill using a proprietary process to repel water." $10-20.
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