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21. Re: Another electrical mystery (score: 1)
Author: "Karl Vacek" <>
Date: Sun, 16 Oct 2005 20:35:49 -0500
Whatever you do, consider pulling another circuit for the refrigerator NOT on a GFI, or at least put it on the same circuit but before the GFI. The load of the compressor can easily trip a GFI -- or
/html/shop-talk/2005-10/msg00138.html (8,583 bytes)

22. Re: Painting my house in a hurry (score: 1)
Author: "Karl Vacek" <>
Date: Wed, 19 Oct 2005 07:49:23 -0500
Dunno what Graco recommends, but years ago at Binks we recommended getting some oil and solvent into the unit after cleaning to keep the packings soft and pliable. Karl
/html/shop-talk/2005-10/msg00159.html (6,863 bytes)

23. Re: house wiring problem (score: 1)
Author: "Karl Vacek" <>
Date: Wed, 26 Oct 2005 09:16:39 -0500
Besides the problem with your refrigerator as noted in the Randall and Doug's replies, you should NOT plug a refrigerator into a GFCI outlet. NEC specifically states not to do this, as GFCI's aren't
/html/shop-talk/2005-10/msg00205.html (9,081 bytes)

24. Harbor Freight borescope (score: 1)
Author: "Karl Vacek" <>
Date: Wed, 7 Sep 2005 13:37:53 -0500
Does anyone have any experience with any of the Harbor Freight borescopes? I'm going to look at a couple of planes next week and one of them might be a real bargain except it hasn't been flown much s
/html/shop-talk/2005-09/msg00009.html (6,993 bytes)

25. Re: Window Glazing (score: 1)
Author: "Karl Vacek" <>
Date: Mon, 12 Sep 2005 16:53:36 -0500
If the sash is clean and primed the glazing putty will stick better and last longer. If it's dusty and bare wood, the putty will adhere to the dust and dirt and roll back out. If the wood isn't prote
/html/shop-talk/2005-09/msg00040.html (8,090 bytes)

26. Re: Sealing a tub drain (score: 1)
Author: "Karl Vacek" <>
Date: Tue, 13 Sep 2005 12:56:30 -0500
Any "professional" plumbers out there will say I'm all wrong, but IMHO plumber's putty is something used to insure eventual call-backs for plumbers. Don't seat toilets with it, don't seat drains with
/html/shop-talk/2005-09/msg00052.html (8,418 bytes)

27. Re: Sealing a tub drain (score: 1)
Author: "Karl Vacek" <>
Date: Tue, 13 Sep 2005 14:48:05 -0500
My admittedly intemperate comments are related to a few years down the line - when the linseed oil (or whatever is in cheaper putties) in the putty dries out and the stuff shrinks and cracks. Even m
/html/shop-talk/2005-09/msg00056.html (7,820 bytes)

28. Lots of info about Li-Ion batteries (score: 1)
Author: "Karl Vacek" <>
Date: Wed, 28 Sep 2005 10:57:52 -0500
Since there have been several discussions here about various types of rechargeable batteries, I thought maybe somebody out there might enjoy this article as much as I did. Not exactly good news, but
/html/shop-talk/2005-09/msg00128.html (6,863 bytes)

29. Re: Opening a PVC pipe in a hot tub, possible? (score: 1)
Author: "Karl Vacek" <>
Date: Thu, 4 Aug 2005 08:59:47 -0500
If you have straight-in access to the fitting, you can cut off the pipe and bore out the inside of the hub. Plumbing supply shops sell a tool to do this - IIRC it's about $25 but looks like it should
/html/shop-talk/2005-08/msg00019.html (9,752 bytes)

30. Re: Halogen pot lights (score: 1)
Author: "Karl Vacek" <>
Date: Thu, 11 Aug 2005 09:25:25 -0500
Far out, man ;-) Just in case you meant puck lights - like for under-cabinet use - there are xenon bulbs available that they say put out about half the heat and last many times longer. A little more
/html/shop-talk/2005-08/msg00057.html (8,259 bytes)

31. Re: laser levels (score: 1)
Author: "Karl Vacek" <>
Date: Mon, 22 Aug 2005 11:34:21 -0500
I don't know how you're "officially" supposed to use one, but I've done this to level a huge deck and also the foundation for a 38' x 25' hangar, and they've come out as close to perfectly level as
/html/shop-talk/2005-08/msg00106.html (10,076 bytes)

32. Re: laser levels (score: 1)
Author: "Karl Vacek" <>
Date: Mon, 22 Aug 2005 13:38:52 -0500
The level stays the same as long as the ends don't move - the pressure difference isn't enough to compress the water or expand the tubing enough to be detectable. As I posted before, once you carry
/html/shop-talk/2005-08/msg00110.html (8,512 bytes)

33. Re: laser levels (score: 1)
Author: "Karl Vacek" <>
Date: Mon, 22 Aug 2005 14:46:35 -0500
Yup - that's how you do it. The reservoir would be a great help if it's relatively large, but the volume in the reservoir relative to the volume of water in the tube will determine how sensitive it
/html/shop-talk/2005-08/msg00114.html (8,048 bytes)

34. Re: Crack Inspection in Aluminum (score: 1)
Author: "Karl Vacek" <>
Date: Tue, 23 Aug 2005 12:48:06 -0500
Sure magnesium can be welded. You need to put it in an oxygen-free atmosphere./ A little company near me is named "AMS" because all they do is weld Aluminum, Magnesium, and Stainless. And what a clea
/html/shop-talk/2005-08/msg00130.html (7,229 bytes)

35. Under-cabinet lighting (score: 1)
Author: "Karl Vacek" <>
Date: Sun, 17 Apr 2005 20:08:31 -0500
After 5 years, our kitchen project is near completion. Sure, the house is a mess and we have piles of brand new cabinets all over, but... My tentative plan is to use puck-style low-voltage lighting u
/html/shop-talk/2005-04/msg00010.html (6,851 bytes)

36. Re: My cordless drill is dead (score: 1)
Author: "Karl Vacek" <>
Date: Sat, 26 Mar 2005 15:12:26 -0600
Check out the Milwaukee Lok-Tor series. Milwaukee is arguably the best in most things they make. The Lok-Tor drills have a reversible battery pack to allow you to get up close to things when you nee
/html/shop-talk/2005-03/msg00112.html (7,504 bytes)

37. Re: WOOT! the tig is here! (score: 1)
Author: "Karl Vacek" <>
Date: Sun, 27 Mar 2005 10:00:49 -0600
I wrote this reply the other day and then decided not to bore everyone. However, since the thread isn't dead yet and there's still lots of speculation out there that Steve Shipley is wrong about his
/html/shop-talk/2005-03/msg00118.html (10,780 bytes)

38. Re: WOOT! the tig is here! (score: 1)
Author: "Karl Vacek" <>
Date: Sun, 27 Mar 2005 15:41:38 -0600
Yup - I just re-read Article 630. Impossible as it sounds at first glance, it all works out. 25% duty cycle accounts for the size of the supply conductors, and the 200% of maximum rated current draw
/html/shop-talk/2005-03/msg00128.html (8,239 bytes)

39. Rhino Ramps (score: 1)
Author: "Karl Vacek" <>
Date: Sun, 6 Feb 2005 14:41:08 -0600
40 years of working on cars and I've never used any ramps. No particular reason, it's just not that hard to jack the car up and use jackstands. One thing always bothered me about ramps though -- it's
/html/shop-talk/2005-02/msg00004.html (8,283 bytes)

40. Re: Rhino Ramps (score: 1)
Author: "Karl Vacek" <>
Date: Sun, 6 Feb 2005 16:46:18 -0600
Well, at least I know it's not a unique problem. Guess I'll try some tough rubber doormats or somethingn Thanks to all !! Karl
/html/shop-talk/2005-02/msg00011.html (7,502 bytes)

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