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Old 12-21-2012, 11:21 AM   #886
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The best thing I did in my old garage was paint the walls in high gloss pure white exterior paint. Easy to wipe down, and it sure brightens things up.
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Old 12-21-2012, 03:30 PM   #887
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+1 on the house OR roof wrap. Use it for about everything that I use to use cardboard for.

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Old 12-22-2012, 04:34 AM   #888
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light weight, tough, flexible, water proof, chemical resistant, .....
Well! I guess I’ll have to look into getting a chunk or two of that stuff. Probably could pick up some scraps being thrown away where there is some house construction going on.
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Old 12-22-2012, 06:39 AM   #889
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My hands get extremely dry, particularly in low humidity climates, and the ends of my fingers and thumbs split open on me. I use super glue to hold the split closed. It works very well on minor cuts as well.
Good idea.

I used to work outside; winter was very painful: in the cold, my finger tips would split open, too. It was quite painful to tighten wire nuts.

The wounds were very wide and glue might not have helped. My trick for such conditions was to tape finger tips with the white medical tape ("waterproof tape"). This would last most of the day, even with a lot of pressure applied to the fingers.
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Old 12-22-2012, 07:28 AM   #890
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Tyvek also works pretty well as a footprint for your tent.
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Old 12-22-2012, 10:14 AM   #891
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tyvek also works pretty well as a footprint for your tent.
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Old 12-22-2012, 11:50 AM   #892
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Tyvek also works pretty well as a footprint for your tent.
And if you wash it in a washing machine it is more pliable and still waterproof but air dry it no dryer!!!!!!!
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Old 12-22-2012, 12:10 PM   #893
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Good idea.

I used to work outside; winter was very painful: in the cold, my finger tips would split open, too. It was quite painful to tighten wire nuts.

The wounds were very wide and glue might not have helped. My trick for such conditions was to tape finger tips with the white medical tape ("waterproof tape"). This would last most of the day, even with a lot of pressure applied to the fingers.
I work outside and I too suffer(ed) with split finger tips.
Now as soon as I feel the first onsets I use lip balm during the day, covered with insulation tape.
The balm works like magic moisturising and keeping the area soft and flexible therefore non dried out and split.
At night (at home ) a couple of applications of germaline (I don't know if the guys around the rest of the world have this, it smells of root beer) or similar medicated products keeps them nice.
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Old 12-22-2012, 12:46 PM   #894
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I work outside and I too suffer(ed) with split finger tips.
Now as soon as I feel the first onsets I use lip balm during the day, covered with insulation tape.
The balm works like magic moisturising and keeping the area soft and flexible therefore non dried out and split.
At night (at home ) a couple of applications of germaline (I don't know if the guys around the rest of the world have this, it smells of root beer) or similar medicated products keeps them nice.
Get a tube of anhydrous lanolin and try it. It's the active ingredient in a lot of the balms made for cracked fingers and hands. A little goes a long way.
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Old 12-22-2012, 04:27 PM   #895
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Get a tube of anhydrous lanolin and try it. It's the active ingredient in a lot of the balms made for cracked fingers and hands. A little goes a long way.
Thanks mate,
I'll give it a go.
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Old 12-22-2012, 05:06 PM   #896
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something else to try for dry hands.
soak your hands with your favorite lotion, Neutrogena is what I like. Do this before going to bed but wear a pair of gloves like brown jersey gloves.

I also do this when working on the vehicles but I wear nitrile gloves instead.
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Old 12-24-2012, 01:57 PM   #897
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Cracked skin?

http://bagbalm.com/



http://www.viewpoints.com/Pfizer-Cor...Lotion-reviews



These are the two best things to keep around for cuts, scratches, dry skin, etc.
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Old 12-25-2012, 07:58 AM   #898
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Valve Adjustment Trick on Engines with Pushrods

I learned this working in the Guzzi shop back in the late '70's. After adjusting a valve, leave the feeler gauge in and twirl the pushrod with your fingers. You may find a tight spot where you can only pull the feeler gauge out with difficulty if at all. This is where you re-adjust the valve.

As an old timer said, a little valve noise is better than no noise.

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Old 12-31-2012, 06:55 AM   #899
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I learned this working in the Guzzi shop back in the late '70's. After adjusting a valve, leave the feeler gauge in and twirl the pushrod with your fingers. You may find a tight spot where you can only pull the feeler gauge out with difficulty if at all. This is where you re-adjust the valve.

As an old timer said, a little valve noise is better than no noise.
Good one! Thanks.
Here also some sage advice I learned from another Inmate. To get the feel of the clearance you wish to set during a valve adjustment, set a micrometer at the thickness of the feeler gage you are using. The gage should slide through the valve clearance with the same resistance as the gage through the pre-set mic.

Oh yeah, when a Guzzi is running well, it makes too much valve noise to hear the valve noise.


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Old 12-31-2012, 07:30 AM   #900
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http://bagbalm.com/



http://www.viewpoints.com/Pfizer-Cor...Lotion-reviews



These are the two best things to keep around for cuts, scratches, dry skin, etc.
also good if you have a dog you hunt a bunch. use the bag balm on their paw pads for cracks or cuts.
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