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1. Thermometer on sale (was: Thermal Cleaning at Home) (score: 1)
Author: Wayne <>
Date: Fri, 03 Mar 2006 15:56:33 -0500
With all the parts baking discussion, I thought I'd mention a really neat toy, err.... tool on sale right now. Harbor Freight has an infrared thermometer on sale for just $40: http://www.harborfreig
/html/shop-talk/2006-03/msg00029.html (7,219 bytes)

2. Re: Power washers (score: 1)
Author: Wayne <>
Date: Tue, 07 Mar 2006 13:37:52 -0500
I bought one @ Home Depot a couple years ago. "Excell" by DeVilbiss, with a 5HP Honda engine (not some B&S piece of crap flat-head), decent construction, etc. It lists for $388 right now. I'd post a
/html/shop-talk/2006-03/msg00052.html (8,150 bytes)

3. Re: Pressure Washer (score: 1)
Date: Tue, 14 Feb 2006 16:39:26 -0500
Just as another option.... any tool rental place will have them available. Think I paid $50 for one for the weekend, a couple years ago. Of course, that's a decent chunk of change towards buying one.
/html/shop-talk/2006-02/msg00028.html (7,246 bytes)

4. Re: Custom Garage Door Tracks? (score: 1)
Author: Wayne <>
Date: Tue, 03 Jan 2006 11:32:49 -0500
Two things come to mind: * Most residential style overhead doors have the track slightly angled back from the wall, so the door is pressed against the seals when closed. But as it opens, it "pulls ba
/html/shop-talk/2006-01/msg00011.html (7,734 bytes)

5. Re: gasoline resistant paint? (score: 1)
Date: Sun, 08 Jan 2006 22:42:04 -0500
I don't know about regular paints, but I'll toss in some info that may be of use and interest, including the guy with the airplane. sells paints for vintage airplanes. I bough
/html/shop-talk/2006-01/msg00036.html (8,865 bytes)

6. Re: winding garage door springs (score: 1)
Date: Sun, 08 Jan 2006 23:36:18 -0500
As you've probably heard, garage door springs are considered "a very dangerous thing you should not attempt to service yourself." Ha! Nonsense I thought, I'll just ask the shop-talk guys (s.b in the
/html/shop-talk/2006-01/msg00041.html (9,569 bytes)

7. Powder Coating [was: gasoline resistant paint] (score: 1)
Date: Mon, 09 Jan 2006 01:20:19 -0500
Cool, Thanks for the input. From what I've heard, many of the problems with amateur PC are under-curing. I usually pre-heat parts, coat, and let them go for at least 20 minutes. But I'm just using an
/html/shop-talk/2006-01/msg00045.html (7,363 bytes)

8. Re: Storage building construction (score: 1)
Date: Tue, 10 Jan 2006 23:02:08 -0500
Geodesic Dome with carbon fiber panels? <vbg> -Wayne
/html/shop-talk/2006-01/msg00055.html (6,681 bytes)

9. Re: Gas line installation (score: 1)
Author: Wayne <>
Date: Mon, 30 Jan 2006 09:52:25 -0500
I can't tell you if it meets code at your place. But that's how an add-on propane line was run by a plumber here. He used black pipe, but it's rusted horribly in 4 years. I'd use galvanized or stainl
/html/shop-talk/2006-01/msg00103.html (7,587 bytes)

10. Re: Miata maintenance (score: 1)
Date: Fri, 09 Dec 2005 10:29:44 -0500 has a bunch of good info, and maintenance how-tos under its "garage" section. Try looking in Yahoo's directory for automotive stuff - it lists other forums, sites, vendors, etc. I'm on a ma
/html/shop-talk/2005-12/msg00139.html (7,481 bytes)

11. Re: 20# propane tanks - half full or half empty??? (score: 1)
Date: Sat, 10 Dec 2005 21:50:09 -0500
Yup same here.... Used to live in Dayton, Ohio; now in Asheville NC. There are gas stations, Lowes etc that swap out tanks for a premium price. But all the places that fill yours put them on a scale,
/html/shop-talk/2005-12/msg00167.html (9,064 bytes)

12. Re: 20# propane tanks - half full or half empty??? (score: 1)
Date: Sat, 10 Dec 2005 21:55:48 -0500
If that's your biggest gripe with the US government, then you're not paying much attention, or.... ok I'll just shut up. Wrong forum. Lot's of the tank swap out places around here only charge an extr
/html/shop-talk/2005-12/msg00168.html (9,336 bytes)

13. Re: Shop heater (score: 1)
Date: Mon, 12 Dec 2005 11:48:04 -0500
Pat - just curious - do you know what the going rate for propane is there? I got in a big bitch-fit with my propane vendor last week. The s**t is more expensive than electricity here (NC). I'm puttin
/html/shop-talk/2005-12/msg00179.html (7,324 bytes)

14. Re: Shop heater (score: 1)
Date: Mon, 12 Dec 2005 12:55:29 -0500
Wow, around here (Asheville, NC) the price quoted last month was $2.10 - $2.21 / gal. I've been really ticked off at my company; I have a leased 250/G tank that used to be $85/year, and they upped it
/html/shop-talk/2005-12/msg00181.html (7,896 bytes)

15. RE: Shop heater (score: 1)
Date: Tue, 13 Dec 2005 00:57:15 -0500
OMG! You're paying over $400/mo for fuel?!?!? Have you heard of or looked into ground source heat pumps? Whereas a regular air source heat pump / air conditioner tries to dump heat into > 80dF air in
/html/shop-talk/2005-12/msg00187.html (8,224 bytes)

16. Furnace Settings (score: 1)
Date: Wed, 14 Dec 2005 00:43:01 -0500
Have you ever checked or adjusted the fan and limit switches in it? I was about 14 years old when I saw some discussion on Bob Villa's show about it. My parents about s**t when the gas bill dropped b
/html/shop-talk/2005-12/msg00199.html (7,827 bytes)

17. Lead battery adapters (score: 1)
Date: Thu, 03 Nov 2005 01:42:57 -0500
shop-talk supported in part by Fat Chance Garage All this lead talk reminds me of one I've been meaning to ask: Anyone know of adapters to allow a small battery (eg: lawn t
/html/shop-talk/2005-11/msg00011.html (8,107 bytes)

18. Miata Batteries (score: 1)
Author: Wayne <>
Date: Thu, 03 Nov 2005 15:03:59 -0500
shop-talk supported in part by Fat Chance Garage I'm on a Miata mailing list as well, and it was recently confirmed that the Miata battery Auto Zone sells for about $79 is
/html/shop-talk/2005-11/msg00023.html (6,912 bytes)

19. Phones (was: Main Circuit Breaker (lack of)) (score: 1)
Date: Tue, 08 Nov 2005 22:42:31 -0500
shop-talk supported in part by Fat Chance Garage It's worse than that. The "battery voltage" is around 48 - 50VDC when the line is idle. The ring voltage is 110VAC. It will
/html/shop-talk/2005-11/msg00075.html (7,237 bytes)

20. Re: MIG aluminum w/ C-25? (score: 1)
Author: Wayne <>
Date: Wed, 09 Nov 2005 12:03:04 -0500
shop-talk supported in part by Fat Chance Garage My buddy has a MIG setup. He tried doing Al with C25 and it was terrible! An ugly oxidized splattered mess. Not just ugly e
/html/shop-talk/2005-11/msg00078.html (7,262 bytes)

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