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by liveaboard
Sun Nov 18, 2018 8:03 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Ceiling tile for my shop
Replies: 27
Views: 457

Re: Ceiling tile for my shop

No need to tape, fill, and paint a workshop ceiling. I'd think about adding a beam or two hanging below for a sliding hoist. Not tonnage, but some hundreds of pounds could be supported easily. I find it hard to work on the workshop, I always find myself wondering if the workshop work / expense will ...
by liveaboard
Sat Nov 10, 2018 8:16 am
Forum: The Junk Drawer
Topic: Cheap Saltpeter for Stumps
Replies: 27
Views: 795

Re: Cheap Saltpeter for Stumps

Professional solutions to these things are often touted as better; but professionals are expected to do a job in less than 2 months. We home owners often have the option of more time. I just plowed through a 6' wide 200' cane hedge with my FEL bucket. A year ago I cut away the outer edge along a bac...
by liveaboard
Sat Nov 10, 2018 8:04 am
Forum: The Junk Drawer
Topic: Dog Lover Lament
Replies: 20
Views: 1873

Re: Dog Lover Lament

That would be Deere hunting I presume? Your neighbor's dog could have got a whiff of female dog [the correct term is no longer acceptable] hormone and gone off to try his luck. Someone kept a dog in an open top widowless box near our place. It was a puppy when it went in there, and I believe the poo...
by liveaboard
Thu Nov 08, 2018 6:42 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Speaking of Shop Realities ...
Replies: 21
Views: 920

Re: Speaking of Shop Realities ...

I dropped a bolt down between the ex manifold and the head and just replaced it with another.
The following day, the starter motor started running by itself.
The dropped bolt wiggled itself right over the starter motor cable lugs.
by liveaboard
Wed Nov 07, 2018 6:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Speaking of Shop Realities ...
Replies: 21
Views: 920

Re: Speaking of Shop Realities ...

Figuring out the odds is just asking for trouble! Long ago, I slipped under a car that was on a jack. "Where are the jack stands?" my boss demanded. "I was only under for a second." I told him. "How long do you think it takes?" he retorted. That stuck in my head, and replays every time I think of cu...
by liveaboard
Wed Nov 07, 2018 5:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Shop realities
Replies: 68
Views: 2401

Re: Shop realities

I used PEX, the same as the plumbing in my house. I used loctite string on threaded joints.
No leakage and so far nothing has exploded.
by liveaboard
Wed Nov 07, 2018 1:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Shop realities
Replies: 68
Views: 2401

Re: Shop realities

You might get power density; someone will have to do some testing to work that out; difficult as power claims by tool makers can be fanciful. On the negative side, those tools will only work in your shop, at the limit of your air hoses. Your electric tools don't work everywhere either of course, but...
by liveaboard
Wed Nov 07, 2018 5:11 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Shop realities
Replies: 68
Views: 2401

Re: Shop realities

Long ago when I was working at a car repair garage in the US, my boss had an air powered grinder. I don't remember the brand, but knowing him it would have been a good one. That thing would drain our 5HP shop compressor 3x faster than it could recharge; and the grinder definitely wasn't 5 hp, let al...
by liveaboard
Tue Nov 06, 2018 5:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Shop realities
Replies: 68
Views: 2401

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There being no products on the market that even met casual definitions of "reliable", I concentrated on what the failure modes were. Mostly the computerized control boards (for a toilet?!) and float sensors. Pump and motor failures didn't seem to be a big problem. I've built them, bought them... Th...
by liveaboard
Tue Nov 06, 2018 4:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: OT: Building in isolated location
Replies: 510
Views: 60542

Re: OT: Building in isolated location

I suppose you could set a runway along the top of one of those ridges; but you'd only be able to visit neighbors who also had a runway.
A good excuse to avoid the riffraff.
by liveaboard
Mon Nov 05, 2018 6:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: OT: Building in isolated location
Replies: 510
Views: 60542

Re: OT: Building in isolated location

Bill's place makes mine look urban!
by liveaboard
Mon Nov 05, 2018 1:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: OT: Building in isolated location
Replies: 510
Views: 60542

Re: OT: Building in isolated location

Wow; nice spot you have there.
It looks like the trees in front of the house are blocking what would otherwise be a magnificent view.