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361. Re: [Shop-talk] Dimmable CFLs at Home Depot (score: 1)
Author: Doug Braun <doug@dougbraun.com>
Date: Mon, 23 Feb 2009 17:46:14 -0800 (PST)
I wouldn't consider a garage door opener to be a good application for CF bulbs. When the door opens, you want the illumination right away, instead of having to wait a minute for a CF bulb to reach a
/html/shop-talk/2009-02/msg00094.html (10,111 bytes)

362. Re: [Shop-talk] Dimmable CFLs at Home Depot (score: 1)
Author: Doug Braun <doug@dougbraun.com>
Date: Mon, 23 Feb 2009 17:49:37 -0800 (PST)
One other point: The classic non-compact fluorescent fixture with tube bulbs has immediate full brightness AND higher efficiency than CFs. I've got two jumbo fluorescent fixtures in my garage, which
/html/shop-talk/2009-02/msg00095.html (8,711 bytes)

363. [Shop-talk] Fw: Re: Dimmable CFLs at Home Depot (score: 1)
Author: Doug Braun <doug@dougbraun.com>
Date: Mon, 23 Feb 2009 19:27:58 -0800 (PST)
I got this information from a DOE publication that benchmarked a lot of different LED, CF and incandescent light sources: http://apps1.eere.energy.gov/buildings/publications/pdfs/ssl/caliper_round_5_
/html/shop-talk/2009-02/msg00098.html (8,072 bytes)

364. Re: [Shop-talk] Dimmable CFLs at Home Depot (score: 1)
Author: Doug Braun <doug@dougbraun.com>
Date: Mon, 23 Feb 2009 19:29:11 -0800 (PST)
Here is a good treatise on fluorescent light efficiency: http://nemesis.lonestar.org/reference/electricity/fluorescent/efficiency.html It seems to be written for people who have to buy and maintain c
/html/shop-talk/2009-02/msg00099.html (8,463 bytes)

365. Re: [Shop-talk] Dimmable CFLs at Home Depot (score: 1)
Author: Doug Braun <doug@dougbraun.com>
Date: Tue, 24 Feb 2009 11:29:38 -0800 (PST)
What's a good source of reasonably-priced well-made ballasts? I assume you are replacing magnetic ones with electronic ones. My garage has a couple of fluorescent fixtures that each have two 8-foot h
/html/shop-talk/2009-02/msg00110.html (11,560 bytes)

366. Re: [Shop-talk] Dimmable CFLs at Home Depot (score: 1)
Author: Doug Braun <doug@dougbraun.com>
Date: Tue, 24 Feb 2009 13:31:26 -0800 (PST)
My lights have the "HO" type bulbs, which are almost 100 watts each, and have a special recessed 2-pin connector on each end. I think the ballasts for those are less common (and more expensive). The
/html/shop-talk/2009-02/msg00117.html (9,152 bytes)

367. Re: [Shop-talk] Dimmable CFLs at Home Depot (score: 1)
Author: Doug Braun <doug@dougbraun.com>
Date: Tue, 24 Feb 2009 17:00:40 -0800 (PST)
I got one of those 50-foot retractable hose reels a couple of years ago. (I got a good deal at a swap meet just before packing-up time). It has worked very well, and I am very glad I got it. So get y
/html/shop-talk/2009-02/msg00119.html (9,362 bytes)

368. Re: [Shop-talk] Dimmable CFLs at Home Depot (score: 1)
Author: Doug Braun <doug@dougbraun.com>
Date: Tue, 24 Feb 2009 19:48:57 -0800 (PST)
I have a Sears work light reel (the old-skool incandescent kind) that is about 10 years old, and a few years ago it started getting sluggish about reeling up. I pulled out all the cord, cleaned it we
/html/shop-talk/2009-02/msg00121.html (8,984 bytes)

369. Re: [Shop-talk] tube fluorescent wattage (score: 1)
Author: Doug Braun <doug@dougbraun.com>
Date: Sun, 1 Mar 2009 09:21:51 -0800 (PST)
One of the things I read a few days ago about fluorescent bulbs said that some "Energy-saving" bulbs use less power, but their light output is lower, too, and the lumens-per-watt is often worse than
/html/shop-talk/2009-03/msg00002.html (7,673 bytes)

370. Re: [Shop-talk] tube fluorescent wattage (score: 1)
Author: Doug Braun <doug@dougbraun.com>
Date: Sun, 1 Mar 2009 16:43:37 -0800 (PST)
That's a nice unit, then. I have a fairly cheesy power meter from Lacrosse, similar in style to the Kill-a-Watt, and it clearly does not consider power factor, just current as measured across a shunt
/html/shop-talk/2009-03/msg00004.html (9,124 bytes)

371. Re: [Shop-talk] Engien paint recommendations (score: 1)
Author: Doug Braun <doug@dougbraun.com>
Date: Fri, 20 Mar 2009 09:50:53 -0700 (PDT)
I used Hirsh Ford Green and Dupli-Color black, both in spray, and I was happy with both. Do NOT use primer on cast iron parts! And do not use the Dupli-Color primer on anything!. I used the primer on
/html/shop-talk/2009-03/msg00064.html (8,713 bytes)

372. [Shop-talk] Drill bits: carbon steel vs high-speed (score: 1)
Author: Doug Braun <doug@dougbraun.com>
Date: Sun, 22 Mar 2009 12:06:51 -0700 (PDT)
I was planning to get a set of teensy wire-gauge drill bits from these people: http://www.gyrostools.com/index.html I noticed that they sell both carbon steel and high-speed steel versions, and the
/html/shop-talk/2009-03/msg00067.html (7,420 bytes)

373. Re: [Shop-talk] tube fluorescent wattage (score: 1)
Author: Doug Braun <doug@dougbraun.com>
Date: Mon, 23 Mar 2009 05:32:12 -0700 (PDT)
I recently got my TED unit upgraded with the USB computer interface. Here is a Web page that shows graphs of the power consumption it reports: http://dougbert.is-a-geek.com:8080/cacti/graph_view.php?
/html/shop-talk/2009-03/msg00074.html (9,435 bytes)

374. Re: [Shop-talk] tube fluorescent wattage (score: 1)
Author: Doug Braun <doug@dougbraun.com>
Date: Mon, 23 Mar 2009 07:55:54 -0700 (PDT)
The TED is connected to a Linux box, so I never even took their software out of the envelope. Besides Cacti, there are some Perl and shell scripts to collect data from the unit. If any TED owner is i
/html/shop-talk/2009-03/msg00078.html (12,266 bytes)

375. Re: [Shop-talk] garage expansion gets green light (score: 1)
Author: Doug Braun <doug@dougbraun.com>
Date: Fri, 27 Mar 2009 13:03:40 -0700 (PDT)
A white-colored ceiling is definitely a good idea to keep things well-lit. It's a lot harder to paint it after the garage is in use! It's a great idea for unfinished basements and attics, too. Doug k
/html/shop-talk/2009-03/msg00132.html (12,995 bytes)

376. Re: [Shop-talk] adhesives......... (score: 1)
Author: Doug Braun <doug@dougbraun.com>
Date: Wed, 1 Apr 2009 09:58:30 -0700 (PDT)
I small drip of CA glue is probably as good as anything, and will be easier to apply hundreds of time than epoxy would be. But the problem here is that the end of a brad has very little area for glue
/html/shop-talk/2009-04/msg00003.html (9,434 bytes)

377. [Shop-talk] Shed Flooring (score: 1)
Author: Doug Braun <doug@dougbraun.com>
Date: Thu, 16 Apr 2009 15:20:59 -0700 (PDT)
I just got delivered a nice cute 8x12 garden shed, which will hold all the yard and garden stuff that is currently cluttering up my garage and reducing the space available for shop tools, etc. The s
/html/shop-talk/2009-04/msg00069.html (7,373 bytes)

378. [Shop-talk] Fw: Re: Shed Flooring (score: 1)
Author: Doug Braun <doug@dougbraun.com>
Date: Thu, 16 Apr 2009 16:25:43 -0700 (PDT)
Braun <doug@dougbraun.com> "Elton E. (Tony) Clark" <eltonclark@gmail.com> 2009, 7:25 PM sloped, I built a low 9x13 cubic yards of gravel in it to built on a couple of 4x4 basically plopped it down on
/html/shop-talk/2009-04/msg00071.html (7,815 bytes)

379. Re: [Shop-talk] Finding underground plastic water pipes. (score: 1)
Author: Doug Braun <doug@dougbraun.com>
Date: Fri, 17 Apr 2009 18:40:41 -0700 (PDT)
Or have somebody bang on an exposed portion of the pipe and listen for that. Randall <tr3driver@ca.rr.com> plastic water pipes. 2009, 5:28 PM screwball, but it might work: Put a speaker playing a rea
/html/shop-talk/2009-04/msg00078.html (8,472 bytes)

380. Re: [Shop-talk] Shed Flooring (score: 1)
Author: Doug Braun <doug@dougbraun.com>
Date: Sat, 18 Apr 2009 19:35:01 -0700 (PDT)
Yesterday I went to HD and bought two boxes of tough-looking (and heavy) commercial-grade vinyl composition tiles. But later when I read the installation instructions, I learned that they warn agains
/html/shop-talk/2009-04/msg00082.html (8,768 bytes)


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