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1. Re: Thermal Cleaning at Home? (score: 1)
Date: Fri, 03 Mar 2006 15:10:34 -0500
I would think that if a block or head could stand the normal thermal stresses of operating, being baked to a uniform temperature would be no big deal. Maybe these guys toss it in a tub of water right
/html/shop-talk/2006-03/msg00028.html (8,575 bytes)

2. Re: Power washers (score: 1)
Author: Doug Braun <>
Date: Tue, 7 Mar 2006 08:16:44 -0800 (PST)
I had been lusting after a nice big gas-powered but I considered how much I would actually use it and how much room it would occupy in my garage, and I wimped out and got an electric one yesterday ev
/html/shop-talk/2006-03/msg00048.html (8,534 bytes)

3. Re: Power washers (score: 1)
Author: Doug Braun <>
Date: Tue, 7 Mar 2006 09:40:48 -0800 (PST)
I've realized that if you have even a small one lying around, there are a lot of small tasks that are suddenly worth doing, like cleaning out garbage cans. For those situations, what matters most is
/html/shop-talk/2006-03/msg00051.html (8,510 bytes)

4. Re: armored cable (score: 1)
Date: Sun, 05 Feb 2006 18:45:12 -0500
This is an accepted technique for dealing with old, crumbling wiring when replacing light fixtures, etc. in older houses. Doug Braun
/html/shop-talk/2006-02/msg00010.html (7,249 bytes)

5. Blast Cabinet Question: How Tall? (score: 1)
Date: Tue, 14 Feb 2006 13:51:30 -0500
I am mostly finished with my project of building a blasting cabinet from TP Tools' parts kit and plans, and I am to the point where I have to cut the legs. Does anybody have any advice on how high t
/html/shop-talk/2006-02/msg00024.html (7,137 bytes)

6. Re: Pressure Washer (score: 1)
Date: Tue, 14 Feb 2006 15:39:23 -0500
I borrowed a friend's electric washer to clean my garage floor, and it took a long time. The smaller units will clean well IF you hold the nozzle closer to the work surface, but that means they clean
/html/shop-talk/2006-02/msg00027.html (7,743 bytes)

7. RE: Pressure Washer (score: 1)
Date: Tue, 14 Feb 2006 19:08:10 -0500
Once upon a time there was a thing called a steam cleaner, and you could get steam-cleaned. These days steam cleaners have been largely replaced by "steam" cleaners. My ex-brother-in-law's landscapin
/html/shop-talk/2006-02/msg00032.html (7,720 bytes)

8. Re: Shelving units (score: 1)
Date: Wed, 15 Feb 2006 09:05:38 -0500
Sam's Club has a similar model for about $62, called "Gorilla Rack". I was pleased with the one I bought: It is very sturdy and the metal pieces have a nice hammered-look powder-coat finish, and no s
/html/shop-talk/2006-02/msg00041.html (9,013 bytes)

9. Re: shelving (score: 1)
Date: Wed, 15 Feb 2006 09:08:53 -0500
Be warned: These will eventually sag if you put a lot of stuff on them. Not enough to ruin them, but enough to make them look funny. Also, you lose a bit of space due to the fatter uprights and thick
/html/shop-talk/2006-02/msg00042.html (7,071 bytes)

10. Thermal Cleaning at Home? (score: 1)
Date: Tue, 28 Feb 2006 17:13:53 -0500
I was reading an article on engine rebuilding in Hemming's that described a process called Thermal Cleaning that is a replacement for hot-tanking for engine parts. Basically, blocks, etc. are placed
/html/shop-talk/2006-02/msg00074.html (7,089 bytes)

11. Re: Thermal Cleaning at Home? (score: 1)
Author: Doug Braun <>
Date: Tue, 28 Feb 2006 14:50:29 -0800 (PST)
Obviously I would do it while my wife is out not around :-) I think my wife would draw the line at powder coating, though. I believe the self-cleaning cycle gets to 600 deg. or so. I just finished a
/html/shop-talk/2006-02/msg00076.html (7,934 bytes)

12. Thermal Cleaning: more info (score: 1)
Author: Doug Braun <>
Date: Tue, 28 Feb 2006 14:56:04 -0800 (PST)
Here is a link to an article that goves some details: They mention 540 degrees for one hour. Doug
/html/shop-talk/2006-02/msg00077.html (6,719 bytes)

13. Custom Garage Door Tracks? (score: 1)
Date: Tue, 03 Jan 2006 10:33:21 -0500
I am thinking of getting a 4-post car lift for my garage, but there is a problem with the door. The garage has a 12-foot ceiling, and the two doors are about 6'6" high, with a conventional track and
/html/shop-talk/2006-01/msg00007.html (7,637 bytes)

14. Re: Electrical question (score: 1)
Date: Fri, 06 Jan 2006 15:11:12 -0500
Is the garage attached or detached? I know that when I added 50 amp service to my detached garage, I needed a ground with the power feed, and also two ground rods. Doug Braun
/html/shop-talk/2006-01/msg00025.html (6,928 bytes)

15. Re: gasoline resistant paint? (score: 1)
Date: Sat, 07 Jan 2006 11:22:26 -0500
So go add a radio to your car :-) But seriously, if you had it powder-coated you would never regret it. I need to paint my Ford Model A carb black, and since I have half a can of that epoxy appliance
/html/shop-talk/2006-01/msg00032.html (7,713 bytes)

16. Re: gasoline resistant paint? (score: 1)
Date: Sat, 07 Jan 2006 11:28:43 -0500
I have a spray can of Red Devil "100% Polyurethane Enamel". The stuff dries as hard as nails. It was in the garage of my old house when I bought it in 1999, and has a price sticker from the long-def
/html/shop-talk/2006-01/msg00033.html (7,495 bytes)

17. Re: Pulse chargers / parasitic voltage loss (score: 1)
Date: Tue, 17 Jan 2006 14:34:55 -0500
Did you mean to say "After talking to Pulsetech, they explained that parasitic current drain might make keeping the battery fully charged impossible"? If your battery goes dead after a week of non-dr
/html/shop-talk/2006-01/msg00061.html (8,544 bytes)

18. Re: Removing bumper stickers, etc. (score: 1)
Date: Tue, 24 Jan 2006 13:14:09 -0500
Lighter fluid is handy stuff. I have seen it recommended for cleaning delicate like old mechanical camera shutters. It is usually naphtha, which is also one of the main ingredients of Prep-Sol. Doug
/html/shop-talk/2006-01/msg00094.html (7,452 bytes)

19. Re: DIY Electrical work book recommendations? (score: 1)
Date: Thu, 01 Dec 2005 17:57:06 -0500
I did this exact same job a couple of years ago. The worst part of the job was the trench from the house to the garage. :-( He should get the "Pocket Guide to Electrical Installations Under NEC 2002,
/html/shop-talk/2005-12/msg00014.html (7,848 bytes)

20. Re: Parking Lifts (score: 1)
Date: Wed, 14 Dec 2005 14:23:05 -0500
Backyard Buddy had a space at Hershey this year, with one of their lifts on display. Doug Braun
/html/shop-talk/2005-12/msg00210.html (7,788 bytes)

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