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341. Re: [Shop-talk] HDTV antenna (score: 1)
Author: Doug Braun <doug@dougbraun.com>
Date: Sun, 14 Dec 2008 15:04:09 -0800 (PST)
An antenna that is good for traditional analog broadcasting will be good for digital (HD or regular). So if you have a usable antenna today, just try tuning in the digital version of your favorite st
/html/shop-talk/2008-12/msg00116.html (9,116 bytes)

342. Re: [Shop-talk] Fw: HDTV antenna (score: 1)
Author: Doug Braun <doug@dougbraun.com>
Date: Sun, 14 Dec 2008 17:41:43 -0800 (PST)
The channel number thing reminds me of European TV: Over there, the "channel number" concept isn't really used. Of course, any particular TV station transmits on some particular frequencies, but they
/html/shop-talk/2008-12/msg00126.html (9,124 bytes)

343. Re: [Shop-talk] Mysterious Stip Heater (score: 1)
Author: Doug Braun <doug@dougbraun.com>
Date: Wed, 17 Dec 2008 15:53:20 -0800 (PST)
If the heater was meant for 120V and it was connected to 220V, it would burn out, blow the circuit breaker (or burn up) REAL fast! But if it was meant for 220v and connected to 120V, it simply wouldn
/html/shop-talk/2008-12/msg00143.html (8,057 bytes)

344. Re: [Shop-talk] Freon Leak detectors (score: 1)
Author: Doug Braun <doug@dougbraun.com>
Date: Thu, 8 Jan 2009 06:38:26 -0800 (PST)
Here's another freon-related question: My house has a 25-year-old built-in Sub-Zero refrigerator that is cooling poorly. Unfortunately Sub-Zero service people charge a lot, and new units are breatht
/html/shop-talk/2009-01/msg00031.html (8,688 bytes)

345. Re: [Shop-talk] Sub Zero (Was- Freon Leak detectors) (score: 1)
Author: Doug Braun <doug@dougbraun.com>
Date: Thu, 8 Jan 2009 08:28:05 -0800 (PST)
Yes, several time a year I remove the grille and vacuum and blow out the condenser, and make sure all the fans are OK. This fridge has five motors, and most of them run all the time. I don't see how
/html/shop-talk/2009-01/msg00035.html (9,335 bytes)

346. Re: [Shop-talk] Sub Zero (Was- Freon Leak detectors) (score: 1)
Author: Doug Braun <doug@dougbraun.com>
Date: Thu, 8 Jan 2009 10:30:29 -0800 (PST)
I think I saw that episode (was it Wolf brand?), but except for the stainless steel door and handle, the construction didn't look that different than I wold expect for any stove. And Sub-Zero refrige
/html/shop-talk/2009-01/msg00049.html (8,875 bytes)

347. Re: [Shop-talk] Auto gas line repair (score: 1)
Author: Doug Braun <doug@dougbraun.com>
Date: Fri, 9 Jan 2009 16:57:43 -0800 (PST)
do you mean a puddle on the garage floor, or a puddle inside the car? Is the car injected or carbeurated? Most fuel-injected cars have the pump in the gas tank, and the fuel line has 40 or so pounds
/html/shop-talk/2009-01/msg00060.html (8,722 bytes)

348. Re: [Shop-talk] Auto gas line repair (score: 1)
Author: Doug Braun <doug@dougbraun.com>
Date: Fri, 9 Jan 2009 17:00:19 -0800 (PST)
Triumph Spitfires have a short section of rubber line where the fuel line exits out the bottom of the trunk. If that bit rots out, the entire contents of the gas tank can drain out onto the floor. Fo
/html/shop-talk/2009-01/msg00061.html (8,437 bytes)

349. Re: [Shop-talk] storing brake components? (score: 1)
Author: Doug Braun <doug@dougbraun.com>
Date: Wed, 14 Jan 2009 06:39:44 -0800 (PST)
If brake fluid is so awful, why do they use it in brakes? Doug You're quite right, conventional brake fluid will destroy the components in relatively short order. Somewhere, I've got a pair of brand
/html/shop-talk/2009-01/msg00125.html (8,157 bytes)

350. Re: [Shop-talk] Painting a steel gate (score: 1)
Author: Doug Braun <doug@dougbraun.com>
Date: Sun, 18 Jan 2009 07:57:30 -0800 (PST)
Another good metal paint is Hammerite, which you can get in gloss and semi-gloss as well as "hammered" finish. An aside on metal enamels: Most types (e.g. Rust-oleum) can be thinned and cleaned up wi
/html/shop-talk/2009-01/msg00150.html (8,042 bytes)

351. Re: [Shop-talk] Painting a steel gate (score: 1)
Author: Doug Braun <doug@dougbraun.com>
Date: Sun, 18 Jan 2009 10:06:02 -0800 (PST)
The interesting thing is that the Xylene-based paints are totally incompatible with mineral spirits: If you try to thin the paint or clean the brush, you just get a gummy mess. Lacquer thinner also w
/html/shop-talk/2009-01/msg00151.html (7,902 bytes)

352. Re: [Shop-talk] Painting a steel gate (score: 1)
Author: Doug Braun <doug@dougbraun.com>
Date: Sun, 18 Jan 2009 17:26:52 -0800 (PST)
Xylene doesn't dissolve rubber gloves nearly as quickly as lacquer thinner.... Doug --Original Message-- Lacquer thinner also works, but that stuff is not so healthy for cleanup... And xylene is? Hal
/html/shop-talk/2009-01/msg00153.html (7,950 bytes)

353. Re: [Shop-talk] Craftsman deal.... (score: 1)
Author: Doug Braun <doug@dougbraun.com>
Date: Tue, 20 Jan 2009 19:31:45 -0800 (PST)
Funny. The only time I ever saw a car that had lost a wheel, it was a Renault, too. Did yours also have only three studs per wheel? Doug _______________________________________________ Support Team.N
/html/shop-talk/2009-01/msg00182.html (9,391 bytes)

354. Re: [Shop-talk] Basic MIG Welding questions (score: 1)
Author: Doug Braun <doug@dougbraun.com>
Date: Mon, 26 Jan 2009 10:04:03 -0800 (PST)
The gas is not flammable, so a small leak is pretty much irrelevant, unless you leave everything turned on for hours at a time. On mine, I never purge after closing the main valve. Why bother? The pr
/html/shop-talk/2009-01/msg00211.html (10,527 bytes)

355. Re: [Shop-talk] Basic MIG Welding questions (score: 1)
Author: Doug Braun <doug@dougbraun.com>
Date: Mon, 26 Jan 2009 12:03:39 -0800 (PST)
Well, I did say "sniff", not "take a deep breath with the nozzle stuck in your I believe argon is odorless and tasteless. it is inert, like helium. CO2 is quite different, as you can tell from sniffi
/html/shop-talk/2009-01/msg00213.html (8,922 bytes)

356. Re: [Shop-talk] Epoxy recommendations? (score: 1)
Author: Doug Braun <doug@dougbraun.com>
Date: Mon, 26 Jan 2009 16:52:41 -0800 (PST)
Keep this in mind when trying to maintain older dishwashers: The cost of dealing with the results of a water leak can greatly exceed the price of a new dishwasher. The year before last, our mediocre
/html/shop-talk/2009-01/msg00217.html (9,410 bytes)

357. Re: [Shop-talk] Basic MIG Welding questions (score: 1)
Author: Doug Braun <doug@dougbraun.com>
Date: Mon, 2 Feb 2009 22:04:08 -0800 (PST)
My Lincoln SP-125 doesn't have a purge switch either. I have to open the lid and temporarily disengage the wire feed roller to purge it. Doug _______________________________________________ Support T
/html/shop-talk/2009-02/msg00009.html (8,317 bytes)

358. Re: [Shop-talk] Basic MIG Welding questions (score: 1)
Author: Doug Braun <doug@dougbraun.com>
Date: Wed, 4 Feb 2009 10:11:37 -0800 (PST)
You forgot step 1B: Carefully tip the welder to one side so that the bottom of the door will clear the lip on the side of the welder cart. Doug _______________________________________________ Support
/html/shop-talk/2009-02/msg00018.html (9,253 bytes)

359. Re: [Shop-talk] Dimmable CFLs at Home Depot (score: 1)
Author: Doug Braun <doug@dougbraun.com>
Date: Sat, 21 Feb 2009 07:48:22 -0800 (PST)
When we moved to a new house ~3 years ago, it had zillions of those ceiling-mounted 65-watt reflector bulbs. Then I saw that the local hardware store had a real good subsidized price on "Feit" brand
/html/shop-talk/2009-02/msg00063.html (8,394 bytes)

360. Re: [Shop-talk] Stud finder work with metal siding? (score: 1)
Author: Doug Braun <doug@dougbraun.com>
Date: Sun, 22 Feb 2009 06:25:28 -0800 (PST)
If the studs are touching the metal siding, can't you just tap on it until you feel the presence of a stud? Doug _______________________________________________ Support Team.Net http://www.team.net/d
/html/shop-talk/2009-02/msg00072.html (7,989 bytes)


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