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Forum: The Garage Yesterday, 04:17 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 879
Posted By Wasser
Until the battery dies. :wink:

Until the battery dies. :wink:
Forum: The Garage 01-27-2015, 11:53 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 540
Posted By Wasser
Yup. If its a typical 220VAC oven, you would...

Yup.
If its a typical 220VAC oven,
you would see 110VAC individually, on each individual terminal to ground.

Placing the test leads on both terminals, you should see 220VAC.
Forum: The Garage 01-26-2015, 05:06 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 540
Posted By Wasser
Try here, Repair Clinic...

Try here, Repair Clinic (http://www.repairclinic.com/Shop-For-Parts/a13b74c42/Caloric-Range-Stove-Oven-Heating-Element-Parts)

Lower baking element is easy. Pull the two screws and slide the...
Forum: The Garage 01-25-2015, 08:38 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 280
Posted By Wasser
NASTF...

NASTF (http://www.nastf.org/i4a/pages/index.cfm?pageid=3292)

Most companies charge. Some offer a single day rate. LINKY (http://www.nastf.org/i4a/pages/index.cfm?pageid=3291)
Forum: The Garage 01-22-2015, 04:12 PM
Replies: 6,370
Views: 2,817,431
Posted By Wasser
Here ya go Schmittenhymer, a pic of the smooth,...

Here ya go Schmittenhymer, a pic of the smooth, gloss white FRP I installed at the top. Nice thing is, didn't have to finish the drywall all perfect for paint. Coat of Kilz, oil based primer and...
Forum: The Garage 01-22-2015, 03:06 PM
Replies: 6,370
Views: 2,817,431
Posted By Wasser
Smooth FRP...

Smooth FRP (http://www.marlite.com/designer-wall-systems-frp-wall-panels.aspx)

I have it in my garage but, at the top. The lower 4' of my garage is brick. Kinda reverse of yours.

I'll snap a...
Forum: The Garage 01-20-2015, 04:05 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 639
Posted By Wasser
How are you checking temperature? By feel or...

How are you checking temperature?

By feel or with an IR thermometer?
Forum: The Garage 01-20-2015, 04:02 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,982
Posted By Wasser
Yup. If he is lucky, he might be able to...

Yup.

If he is lucky, he might be able to find an old school gravity furnace from a used RV. No battery needed.

http://www.fiberglass-rv-4sale.com/sites/default/files/7/23ww6.JPG
...
Forum: The Garage 01-20-2015, 03:54 PM
Replies: 2,696
Views: 367,586
Posted By Wasser
Yea. :lol3 The kid does have a free ride and...

Yea. :lol3

The kid does have a free ride and has 4 acceptance letters for grad school so far.

Noticed after I got his SUV fixed and was going to drive it around till he comes back for spring...
Forum: The Garage 01-19-2015, 05:59 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 879
Posted By Wasser
Marks (http://marksusa.com/index.html) Made...

Marks (http://marksusa.com/index.html)

Made in the USA and darn good lock-sets. They cater more to commercial but, have custom & ornamental sets as well.

You will never buy a Yale or Schlage...
Forum: The Garage 01-19-2015, 05:50 PM
Replies: 2,696
Views: 367,586
Posted By Wasser
Had my future son-in-laws hoopty towed over to my...

Had my future son-in-laws hoopty towed over to my house to work on it. He is still in college and his car has been parked since the start of college last year.

Won't start is what he told me. Got...
Forum: The Garage 01-19-2015, 10:04 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 784
Posted By Wasser
If you are going to drain the water heater to...

If you are going to drain the water heater to about 3/4, why not just drain it all the way?

Dosen't cost anything other than a few minutes of your time.

Can't hurt.
Forum: The Garage 01-18-2015, 02:48 PM
Replies: 6,370
Views: 2,817,431
Posted By Wasser
Great transformation to your new garage and...

Great transformation to your new garage and holding art shows! :bow

The island work area is really cool! Man, wish I had room for something like that.
Forum: The Garage 01-17-2015, 06:05 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,982
Posted By Wasser
+3 on finding an RV heater. If you are...

+3 on finding an RV heater.

If you are lucky, you can find a real old school unit without a blower. Wall mount, vented to the outside. Doesn't need a battery (12VDC) for a blower or combustion...
Forum: The Garage 01-16-2015, 06:28 PM
Replies: 6,370
Views: 2,817,431
Posted By Wasser
Still looks good Jim!! :clap If I lived closer,...

Still looks good Jim!! :clap If I lived closer, I could loan you the equipment. :D

Here is a small 6000 sq ft gym floor I had to replace a couple years ago.
...
Forum: The Garage 01-16-2015, 05:51 PM
Replies: 6,370
Views: 2,817,431
Posted By Wasser
VCT, no way. Would not ever consider. Like a...

VCT, no way. Would not ever consider. Like a hot knife through butter.
Forum: The Garage 01-16-2015, 05:32 PM
Replies: 6,370
Views: 2,817,431
Posted By Wasser
Thanks Jim! Did you prep the VCT "the...

Thanks Jim!

Did you prep the VCT "the correct way" after it was installed? Strip, seal & wax?

I gotta ask since where I work we have replaced or installed thousands of sq. ft of VCT and the...
Forum: The Garage 01-15-2015, 04:58 PM
Replies: 6,370
Views: 2,817,431
Posted By Wasser
Jim, what's your flooring? Looks like good...

Jim, what's your flooring?

Looks like good old fashioned VCT tiles. :thumb
Forum: The Garage 01-15-2015, 03:54 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 648
Posted By Wasser
This is the one I have, SnapOn MT324...

This is the one I have, SnapOn MT324 (http://www.ebay.com/itm/Snap-On-Cylinder-Leakage-Tester-MT324-Brand-New-/181632168866?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item2a4a1ef3a2)

Love it. Doesn't have dual...
Forum: The Garage 01-12-2015, 08:40 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,060
Posted By Wasser
Not bad! :clap Been stopping by some of the...

Not bad! :clap

Been stopping by some of the pawn shops. Found a Coats that looks like a re-badged Sun that they want $100 for. Took it out in the parking lot and tried it on a couple vehicles...
Forum: The Garage 01-12-2015, 08:29 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,060
Posted By Wasser
Can you manually override this unit if a battery...

Can you manually override this unit if a battery does not have CCA listed?

That's why I liked my old style carbon pile tester. If a battery did not have a sticker or CCA was unknown, have the...
Forum: The Garage 01-08-2015, 04:50 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,060
Posted By Wasser
I'm kinda leaning that way. :D Just want to...

I'm kinda leaning that way. :D

Just want to see if anyone has used the AE6034 so I can use that as a baseline for replacement cost.

The AE looks to be pretty good.

Think I can straighten the...
Forum: The Garage 01-08-2015, 02:55 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,060
Posted By Wasser
Battery load tester, home use

Need to replace my old Sun Vat 40. Have had "old reliable" for about 30 years.

I made the mistake and loaned my Sun Vat40 to a friend. He did not strap it down in his truck bed and it rolled to...
Forum: The Garage 01-03-2015, 03:26 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,472
Posted By Wasser
Do you have the height for a two post? At a...

Do you have the height for a two post?

At a minimum, you need at least a 10' ceiling height. Most passenger cars are at least 4-5' tall.

I'd go with a two post if it fits. As was mentioned...
Forum: The Garage 12-29-2014, 06:00 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,778
Posted By Wasser
Check with your neighbors or home builder if post...

Check with your neighbors or home builder if post tension cables might have been used.

They have become more popular in recent years in regions with expanding soils, like here in Colorado.

In...
Forum: The Garage 12-29-2014, 02:14 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,778
Posted By Wasser
Or the worst, hitting a cable if the slab has...

Or the worst, hitting a cable if the slab has post tension cables. :eek1

There was a story in the paper a while back where some guy out here was drilling a hole in his garage floor and hit a post...
Forum: The Garage 12-28-2014, 05:38 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,778
Posted By Wasser
Helped a friend install his lifts. Pretty easy...

Helped a friend install his lifts. Pretty easy actually.

Take a little time to go over exactly where to place the posts. If its a multi car shop/garage, think about where the vehicle in the next...
Forum: The Garage 12-28-2014, 05:01 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,185
Posted By Wasser
I have a wick style Corona heater for my garage....

I have a wick style Corona heater for my garage. I use #1 dyed Diesel in it. Burns just fine. At about 1/2 the cost of #1K. They call it "off road Diesel" where I buy it from.

#1K does seem to...
Forum: The Garage 12-25-2014, 04:09 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,094
Posted By Wasser
+1 They have pretty good pricing on OEM...

+1

They have pretty good pricing on OEM parts.

Those shocks aren't cheap. The ones on the Vette I did would have been about $600 each! :eek1 My cost, dealer cost +10% He really only needed 1...
Forum: The Garage 12-25-2014, 02:24 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,600
Posted By Wasser
When I was at Chevrolet, we called em Vega tabs....

When I was at Chevrolet, we called em Vega tabs. :lol3

Primary ingredient, ginger & almond shell. They work.
Forum: The Garage 12-25-2014, 11:17 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,094
Posted By Wasser
That sucks! Sorry I didn't get back to you...

That sucks!

Sorry I didn't get back to you sooner but looks like you found someone with a Tech2.

Here is another option. Did this for a friend with a Vette with MRC. Replace the MRC shocks...
Forum: The Garage 12-22-2014, 05:30 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,493
Posted By Wasser
Yup. Or as we called them booger pickers. Or,...

Yup. Or as we called them booger pickers. Or, dental picks.

A good dental pick (real one from your dentist or their supplier) is a great tool to own.
Forum: The Garage 12-22-2014, 05:20 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,094
Posted By Wasser
Find a good independent shop that has a Tech2 and...

Find a good independent shop that has a Tech2 and knows how to use it on that vehicle.

Toss up your zip code, I might be able to give you some suggestions.

NE Indiana should have some good...
Forum: The Garage 12-22-2014, 07:16 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,094
Posted By Wasser
How many miles on the Caddy? They are Delphi...

How many miles on the Caddy? They are Delphi shocks. Delphi doesn't have the greatest reputation for longevity. Usually, they go soft and the ride is bouncy.

MRC shocks should be soft with...
Forum: Road warriors 12-18-2014, 04:57 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,698
Posted By Wasser
How so? CA Lemon law...

How so? CA Lemon law (http://oag.ca.gov/consumers/general/lemon)

The vehicle was repaired by a manufactures rep, the first time, in a reasonable amount of time.

That would be a huge gamble to...
Forum: Road warriors 12-17-2014, 06:11 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,698
Posted By Wasser
Lemon law in just about every state would not...

Lemon law in just about every state would not apply to this situation.
Forum: Road warriors 12-17-2014, 04:22 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,698
Posted By Wasser
P944T, Sounds like you have a great dealer...

P944T,

Sounds like you have a great dealer that is willing to bend over backwards to help you just about any way they can but, their hands are tied by Mother BMW.

I can completely understand...
Forum: Road warriors 12-17-2014, 11:48 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,698
Posted By Wasser
That only works for BMW if your last name is...

That only works for BMW if your last name is Quandt.
Forum: Road warriors 12-17-2014, 08:33 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,698
Posted By Wasser
Well, that's just crazy talk. :lol3 Like...

Well, that's just crazy talk. :lol3


Like you wrote, good documentation and a pleasant attitude go a long way. Sounds like the OP has a good dealer trying to go to bat for him. Doub't any...
Forum: The Garage 12-14-2014, 04:24 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,393
Posted By Wasser
Have used both Mighty Mule & now a LiftMaster on...

Have used both Mighty Mule & now a LiftMaster on our property.

LiftMaster is pricy but the construction seems more robust than the MightyMule(s) we have used in the past. Mounting brackets &...
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