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Old 04-24-2014, 09:50 AM   #6016
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Hey guys, I don't want to start a "which oil" discussion, but...

What are good cabinets, I've been looking and close to pulling the trigger on some gladiator gearbox type cabinets, but not sure if I'm missing something better? Not concerned about cost as much as sturdy design and usability.

Those are well respected at the Garage Journal.
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Old 04-24-2014, 12:19 PM   #6017
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Those are well respected at the Garage Journal.
Yep, I've seen that.

These look interesting:
http://greenbay.craigslist.org/hsh/4431684969.html
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Old 04-24-2014, 05:47 PM   #6018
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Old 04-24-2014, 05:51 PM   #6020
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Old 04-24-2014, 05:53 PM   #6021
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OUCH!!!

What happened!?
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Old 04-24-2014, 06:02 PM   #6022
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OUCH!!!

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Electrical Fire.

My biggest recommendation to everyone is look over your Insurance Coverage. Know what you have and what you're covered for. Don't become complacent like we did. While we had decent coverage, it could have been better. A lot better.

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Old 04-24-2014, 06:09 PM   #6023
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did your own wiring? faulty component? maybe we could learn something?
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Electrical Fire.

My biggest recommendation to everyone is look over your Insurance Coverage. Know what you have and what you're covered for. Don't become complacent like we did. While we had decent coverage, it could have been better. A lot better.

Pics of the rebuild coming soon.....
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Old 04-24-2014, 06:13 PM   #6024
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did your own wiring? faulty component? maybe we could learn something?


I didn't do the electrical. The electrical was done by the previous owner and it turns out it was a faulty outlet. Turns out, outlets wear out over time. The one that went was one of my more commonly used ones. I was lucky enough to "assist" in the investigation with the Fire Chief. (I've done many of the Fire Investigation Courses). The seat of the fire appeared to be a short in the outlet. Fire travelled up the wall behind the insulation and may have been smouldering for days. (I'd had something plugged in there a day or two before the fire day)

Luckily, no one was injured and our home wasn't damaged. All pets were safe and accounted for.

Wish I could say the same for my F800GS. Live and learn.
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Old 04-24-2014, 06:41 PM   #6025
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Old 04-24-2014, 07:01 PM   #6026
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Ouch on the garage/shop fire Sorry to see/hear about it.

2nd one I've seen recently & enough to light a fire (so to speak) under my ass to inventory/document what I've got for tools/toys/etc in my garage. I've never done any sort of inventory for insurance purposes.

That'd be the first step to making sure we've got enough coverage I suppose
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Old 04-24-2014, 07:02 PM   #6027
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Electrical Fire.

My biggest recommendation to everyone is look over your Insurance Coverage. Know what you have and what you're covered for. Don't become complacent like we did. While we had decent coverage, it could have been better. A lot better.

Pics of the rebuild coming soon.....
Good point on outlets going bad. Especially ones exposed to wide swings in temperature or that have multiple type of wire i.e. Copper and Aluminum. The expansion/contraction tends to loosen the fittings and cause small shorts that grow into big fires if undetected. Had a similar problem here, but luckily my wife caught it early enough.

Wouldn't hurt to take some time open them up and retighten connections.

Glad everyone is OK!!
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Old 04-24-2014, 07:05 PM   #6028
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Yep, I've seen that.

These look interesting:
http://greenbay.craigslist.org/hsh/4431684969.html
Gladiators are outstanding, but expensive. I like those above, wonder what brand?

Craigslist and other sites often have commercial grade stuff at pennies on the dollar.

Not sure of your climate, but heat/cold/snow/salt/humidity can turn nice stuff bad in a few years.
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Old 04-24-2014, 07:42 PM   #6029
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At work the insurance company takes a thermal imaging camera of all the electrical panels to look for hot spots then we make repairs.

Seems like a good idea anywhere. We still have electrical fires about once or twice a year, smaller ones.
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Old 04-24-2014, 08:08 PM   #6030
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Gladiators are outstanding, but expensive. I like those above, wonder what brand?

Craigslist and other sites often have commercial grade stuff at pennies on the dollar.

Not sure of your climate, but heat/cold/snow/salt/humidity can turn nice stuff bad in a few years.
Those were wood - I'm holding off for now, going to watch CL for a while, maybe pick up some higher grade stuff for a deal.
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