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1. RE: come here, mousie... (score: 1)
Author: "Lin, Gary" <>
Date: Fri, 28 Apr 2000 17:27:43 -0400
Not exactly vacs, but one time hornets built a nest (round paper ball) in a bush. Waited til evening, then made a long contraption to hold a glue laden cork stopper. Slowly stuffed it in the hole, th
/html/shop-talk/2000-04/msg00047.html (7,574 bytes)

2. RE: The Rodent Report...... (score: 1)
Author: "Lin, Gary" <>
Date: Thu, 17 Feb 2000 16:29:37 -0500
How about placing a bunch of mothballs around cozy spots in the engine / interior? The smell ought to bother them. And leave the hood up so it's not dark and cozy either. ;-) Gary Lin National Capita
/html/shop-talk/2000-02/msg00102.html (9,132 bytes)

3. RE: The Ideal Shop. Heat and sunlight. (score: 1)
Author: "Lin, Gary" <>
Date: Sun, 26 Dec 1999 12:57:27 -0500
A little bit more to add, but first obviously Don means 300,000 kph or 186,000 mph for the speed of light, and includes all others except for Audio which is ~742 mph. The electromagnetic wave spectru
/html/shop-talk/1999-12/msg00181.html (12,784 bytes)

4. RE: The Ideal Shop. Heat and sunlight. (score: 1)
Author: "Lin, Gary" <>
Date: Sun, 26 Dec 1999 20:25:57 -0500
Oops, typo. Speed of light and electromagnetic waves is 186,000 mi/sec or 300,000 km/sec as noted. Speed of sound (audio wave) is dependent on the medium and altitude/density in the case of air, gene
/html/shop-talk/1999-12/msg00187.html (8,626 bytes)

5. RE: remote car starters (score: 1)
Author: "Lin, Gary" <>
Date: Sun, 7 Nov 1999 22:39:36 -0500
I'll guess no if you have to turn the key to 'on' for 1-5 seconds to run the glow plugs before cranking, i.e. requires interaction like the new clutch interlocks on manuals, or setting the choke on a
/html/shop-talk/1999-11/msg00071.html (7,646 bytes)

6. welding an exhaust leak (score: 1)
Author: "Lin, Gary" <>
Date: Sat, 7 Aug 1999 23:59:23 -0400
I've got a 1/4" crack on a ridge of a flex pipe. A used piece is probably $2-300, new $500+ as it's all one unit with the cat converter. Is it possible to weld or braze the hole shut? Would you use g
/html/shop-talk/1999-08/msg00031.html (6,438 bytes)

7. RE: Good workbench? (score: 1)
Author: "Lin, Gary" <>
Date: Wed, 28 Jul 1999 22:48:41 -0400
Depending on how you like to work and what it entails, consider a table vs. a bench. I use homemade 3x5' tables with shelving underneath. Perfect for chair height. Of course I'm short (5'5"), so stan
/html/shop-talk/1999-07/msg00067.html (7,887 bytes)

8. RE: Craftsman Wrenches (score: 1)
Author: "Lin, Gary" <>
Date: Thu, 24 Jun 1999 16:22:19 -0400
I had the 1/2" drive 'digitork' wrench from 1982 all of a sudden strip its adjuster a few years ago. Took it back and exchanged it for the current one that doesn't look as good as the older ones. The
/html/shop-talk/1999-06/msg00166.html (8,767 bytes)

9. RE: Garnet sand paper (score: 1)
Author: "Lin, Gary" <>
Date: Wed, 7 Apr 1999 18:30:20 -0400
Back in the late '70's, in 7th grade shop we used garnet or the better aluminum oxide paper for skateboards, etc. I felt so cocky (normally considered the little nerdy runt;-) bringing some cool sili
/html/shop-talk/1999-04/msg00012.html (7,306 bytes)

10. detached garage ideas (score: 1)
Author: "Lin, Gary" <>
Date: Wed, 21 Apr 1999 20:54:23 -0400
My parents are having a contractor build a two car detached unit next to their retirement place. The concrete pad goes in first and then decisions on the building. I'd like to solicit opinions on wha
/html/shop-talk/1999-04/msg00058.html (7,039 bytes)

11. RE: Battery Recommendations (score: 1)
Author: "Lin, Gary" <>
Date: Mon, 1 Mar 1999 14:32:20 -0500
While the Optima and Black Panther gel cells are the most well known, Interstate was one of the recommended conventionals in an old Consumer Reports test and is what most gas stations sell. Check out
/html/shop-talk/1999-03/msg00005.html (6,963 bytes)

12. RE: Workbench plans (score: 1)
Author: "Lin, Gary" <>
Date: Mon, 11 Jan 1999 17:25:20 -0500
I prefer to have the tool chests / cabinets on their own shelf away from the bench. If they're at waist height, easier to reach. Plus they can be left open while working. I put power tool cases, boxe
/html/shop-talk/1999-01/msg00137.html (9,025 bytes)

13. RE: Handyman's Club (score: 1)
Author: "Lin, Gary" <>
Date: Thu, 28 Jan 1999 20:33:13 -0500
Expected all those demo tools and such; never got any, just the newsletter. Gary Lin
/html/shop-talk/1999-01/msg00250.html (7,323 bytes)

14. RE: Ingersoll-Rand 108 vs. 2131 impact wrenches (score: 1)
Author: "Lin, Gary" <>
Date: Thu, 19 Nov 1998 14:10:51 -0500
Mike, as J Mills pointed out, 8-3/4 lbs. is a heck of a lot heavier = 4-1/2. Think about hefting that baby around even for a set of lugs, notwithstanding possibly lying on your back trying to hold it
/html/shop-talk/1998-11/msg00118.html (11,249 bytes)

15. RE: Tire mounting equipment (score: 1)
Author: "Lin, Gary" <>
Date: Wed, 14 Oct 1998 13:58:06 -0400
If you require work on alloy wheels, I'd skip purchasing one unless you really want to spend some. Even shop ones can scratch wheels. A real beauty that most shops don't even usually have is the Hunt
/html/shop-talk/1998-10/msg00060.html (8,448 bytes)

16. RE: air compressor insallation (score: 1)
Author: "Lin, Gary" <>
Date: Thu, 22 Oct 1998 20:48:20 -0400
Could be that depending on piston orientation (ex: horizontal) the shaking motion would either rip out the anchors or else if tightly bolted down the vibrations would shake the compressor to death. S
/html/shop-talk/1998-10/msg00089.html (8,110 bytes)

17. RE: Painting fans? (score: 1)
Author: "Lin, Gary" <>
Date: Fri, 28 Aug 1998 17:45:49 -0400
My common sense analysis of commercial booths concludes that best is a (filtered) output fan and filtered input with enough square area to maintain a low velocity, eg. a filtered screen door at least
/html/shop-talk/1998-08/msg00185.html (8,896 bytes)

18. RE: Lining material for tool drawers (score: 1)
Author: "Lin, Gary" <>
Date: Thu, 9 Jul 1998 11:39:36 -0400
Something similar and fairly cheap is a non-slip pad for small oriental or throw rugs. It is a mesh sprayed with foam rubber. Sold in rug sizes to 6x8, cut to size. Find it at Wal-Mart or oriental ru
/html/shop-talk/1998-07/msg00060.html (8,395 bytes)

19. RE: Lift Stops (score: 1)
Author: "Lin, Gary" <>
Date: Wed, 29 Jul 1998 11:24:50 -0400
Just remember to close the hood / trunk first! Eric is right about concentrating on front to rear contact. Maybe rig an 8 foot long feeler rod in the center of the trip bar, then you could leave the
/html/shop-talk/1998-07/msg00137.html (8,810 bytes)

20. RE: Brake Fluid (score: 1)
Author: "Lin, Gary" <>
Date: Mon, 20 Apr 1998 16:33:33 -0400
But I don't think that will work if the fluid is ATE Super Blue DOT 4, ;-) at least I don't know exactly what shade of blue they are. That early GE silicone was purple. But I think the paint test or
/html/shop-talk/1998-04/msg00096.html (7,291 bytes)

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