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Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 07-27-2014, 11:32 AM
Replies: 10,425
Views: 2,162,665
Posted By CodeMonkee
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Forum: The Garage 07-06-2014, 11:50 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,492
Posted By CodeMonkee
Except for maybe the deck, an electric washer...

Except for maybe the deck, an electric washer below 2000 PSI should be fine for those things.

For the deck it depends on its condition.

My large and side decks are painted, so being able to...
Forum: The Garage 07-06-2014, 09:50 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,492
Posted By CodeMonkee
Directions on my Homelite say to stop the washer...

Directions on my Homelite say to stop the washer if the pause is going to be for more than 30 to 60 seconds, so I do. The pump certainly does get warm.

I will say one thing about the higher...
Forum: The Garage 07-06-2014, 09:34 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,492
Posted By CodeMonkee
You can most certainly do stuff with 1800 PSI,...

You can most certainly do stuff with 1800 PSI, but it will take significantly longer than with 3000+PSI

Believe me, if I could have gotten by with a less expensive electric washer, or just...
Forum: The Garage 07-05-2014, 12:53 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,253
Posted By CodeMonkee
I second the auto-reverse problem. I've seen that...

I second the auto-reverse problem. I've seen that before, although when I saw it, it happened fairly quickly - no more than 10 seconds or so.

I would also do as suggested and check any hardwiring...
Forum: The Garage 07-04-2014, 01:16 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,492
Posted By CodeMonkee
You won't have to spend that much for that...

You won't have to spend that much for that pressure.

I do recommend more pressure - my SIL has to waste a lot of time because his electric 1800 PSI doesn't remove dirt/etc. near as fast as my 3400...
Forum: The Garage 07-03-2014, 10:45 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,492
Posted By CodeMonkee
I got the Homelite with Honda engine - 3400 PSI...

I got the Homelite with Honda engine - 3400 PSI IIRC.

Works well, no problems.

More pressure is better.

First tried my SIL's electric, but it was 1800 PSI and just didn't have the oomph.
...
Forum: The Garage 07-03-2014, 01:07 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,193
Posted By CodeMonkee
This. ^^ The further away from your main...

This. ^^

The further away from your main headlights the more they will be noticed. I certainly notice the ones mounted that way. Otherwise, when they closer together then they are less noticeable...
Forum: The Garage 07-02-2014, 10:46 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 19,491
Posted By CodeMonkee
I've used Plastidip on various knife handles and...

I've used Plastidip on various knife handles and other tools that are too slippery. It isn't as good as a rubber handle, because there is no shock absorbing or real soft grip, but because it is a...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-30-2014, 08:53 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 728
Posted By CodeMonkee
Does it happen worse under more load? At...

Does it happen worse under more load?

At higher speeds?

If so, have you inspected/cleaned/replaced the input screens over the stand pipes, fuel intakes in the fuel tank.

I am not sure of the...
Forum: The Garage 06-30-2014, 08:07 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 622
Posted By CodeMonkee
Thumb thanks

thanks
Forum: The Garage 06-30-2014, 07:05 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 622
Posted By CodeMonkee
How do I clean a fuel tank? A very large fuel tank.

I bought a 250 gallon heating oil tank today. I want to use it for storing diesel fuel for a truck and a tractor and other stuff.

It has some sludge in the bottom of it - fairly thin layer. For...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 05-31-2014, 05:19 PM
Replies: 9,045
Sticky: PNW Flea Market
Views: 2,310,190
Posted By CodeMonkee
WTB: flail mower attachment for BCS 2 wheel tractor

Like this:

http://www.ciampelli.com/photos/products/BIG_3dbbd590b0e96996bdc2dfff8684971c.jpg

I don't want the flat mower, I want the reel flail mower. There are two brands, BCS and Berta. Berta...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 05-10-2014, 11:48 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,391
Posted By CodeMonkee
The funny thing is I have a 1999 two stroke (Beta...

The funny thing is I have a 1999 two stroke (Beta Alp) that is plated here in Orygun, but they might balk when I get around to trying to transfer my 2009 Husbarg fe570.
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 05-10-2014, 11:43 AM
Replies: 10,425
Views: 2,162,665
Posted By CodeMonkee
"99% ready to ride." It's that last 1%...

"99% ready to ride."

It's that last 1% that'll really cost you.:D
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 05-10-2014, 11:32 AM
Replies: 10,425
Views: 2,162,665
Posted By CodeMonkee
Except it is on backwards - what do you call a...

Except it is on backwards - what do you call a fanny pack you were on the front? A "privates" pack?
Forum: The Garage 10-07-2013, 07:48 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 6,143
Posted By CodeMonkee
I was a bike shop in northern Seattle area some...

I was a bike shop in northern Seattle area some years ago. As I came out onto the street, I saw a car across the street pull out of a $20 oil change shop. Within 100 feet his oil filter hit the...
Forum: The Garage 09-29-2013, 11:52 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,142
Posted By CodeMonkee
Find an old Toyota Hilux or early Tacoma (same...

Find an old Toyota Hilux or early Tacoma (same pickup more or less). Cheap. Last a long time.
Forum: The Garage 09-29-2013, 11:47 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,444
Posted By CodeMonkee
My house has both forced air electric furnace and...

My house has both forced air electric furnace and a wood stove.

I never use the wood stove unless I am going to be spending the day at home - there is just no way it will heat the house before I...
Forum: The Garage 09-28-2013, 11:37 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,444
Posted By CodeMonkee
To answer some comments: What I mean by not...

To answer some comments:

What I mean by not wanting to wait to heat the shop is I need something that is forced air and starts supplying heat immediately. I said that because I was sure someone...
Forum: The Garage 09-28-2013, 11:24 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,444
Posted By CodeMonkee
Close enough - but thanks for the thermodynamics...

Close enough - but thanks for the thermodynamics lesson.:huh
Forum: The Garage 09-15-2013, 06:31 PM
Replies: 242
Views: 38,020
Posted By CodeMonkee
TL;DR But good work on the snowmobile and a...

TL;DR

But good work on the snowmobile and a good philosophy on the pricing of the work; if you keep your price as reasonable as possible, and do quality work, then you get return work and word of...
Forum: Vendors 09-15-2013, 06:05 PM
Replies: 565
Views: 179,722
Posted By CodeMonkee
<iframe width="420" height="315"...

<iframe width="420" height="315" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/zwgvffvUD94" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>
Forum: The Garage 09-15-2013, 09:27 AM
Replies: 216
Views: 16,495
Posted By CodeMonkee
From what I have read and observed, TIG is more...

From what I have read and observed, TIG is more like flame welding (probably one reason a TIG torch is called a "torch" when there is actually no flame) in nature.

But I think by now most anybody...
Forum: The Garage 09-14-2013, 09:12 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,444
Posted By CodeMonkee
Not a bad way to do it, especially if you have...

Not a bad way to do it, especially if you have geothermal heat pump.

Unfortunately the shop was built 20 years before I bought this place so I have to work with what I have.
Forum: The Garage 09-14-2013, 09:07 PM
Replies: 216
Views: 16,495
Posted By CodeMonkee
I think it depends on what you are doing. MIG can...

I think it depends on what you are doing. MIG can only weld so thin and then you blow through. Also, a TIG torch can get into places that a MIG gun cannot.

For my truck project I probably would...
Forum: The Garage 09-14-2013, 06:00 PM
Replies: 216
Views: 16,495
Posted By CodeMonkee
Most residential buildings do not have three...

Most residential buildings do not have three phase power so I think this is kind of a non-issue. I have 100 amp service to both my house and shop (separate feeds) and they are both single phase....
Forum: The Garage 09-14-2013, 05:48 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,444
Posted By CodeMonkee
I plan to do that or something to that effect...

I plan to do that or something to that effect (plus an exhaust fan by the welding bench), but it seems to me that heat entering the building down low would be better.

If code says it has to be a...
Forum: The Garage 09-14-2013, 02:43 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,444
Posted By CodeMonkee
Heating my shop - low or high heater??

My shop is 2000SF, metal clad, concrete floor, with electricity, no water (faucet within 100 feet) and minimal shop type insulation (fiberglass of some sort with a white plastic film covering). The...
Forum: The Garage 09-14-2013, 11:54 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,959
Posted By CodeMonkee
what extra maintenance?? :ear In my...

what extra maintenance??

:ear

In my experience (used to be a prof. diesel mech), the maintenance for a diesel means you periodically change the oil, the filters and make sure there is no water...
Forum: The Garage 09-14-2013, 11:48 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,959
Posted By CodeMonkee
this ^^ is important. if you break an axle or...

this ^^ is important. if you break an axle or wipe out the outer bearing then you don't want the wheel to fall off.

http://i40.photobucket.com/albums/e246/FireRules123/brokenaxle-1.jpg



It...
Forum: The Garage 09-14-2013, 11:12 AM
Replies: 216
Views: 16,495
Posted By CodeMonkee
What I want is a combo MIG/TIG unit, with enough...

What I want is a combo MIG/TIG unit, with enough power to handle my project (making an aluminum framed and skinned 8Wx8Hx12'L insulated custom camper) and some headroom power that I won't be pushing...
Forum: The Garage 09-13-2013, 10:52 PM
Replies: 4,375
Views: 600,354
Posted By CodeMonkee
Haha.:1drink No - i'll use MIG for most of...

Haha.:1drink

No - i'll use MIG for most of it I think. Maybe TIG for some stuff.

The truck has this huge steel HD bed on it now - it was a farm or construction truck. For my purposes I don't...
Forum: The Garage 09-13-2013, 02:11 PM
Replies: 216
Views: 16,495
Posted By CodeMonkee
Is Hobart still a good brand? When I took...

Is Hobart still a good brand?

When I took classes they seemed to work better, easier to use and most of the people in the class preferred them - but that was 30+ years ago and things change.
Forum: The Garage 09-13-2013, 11:36 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 945
Posted By CodeMonkee
A major part of the reason good LED lights for...

A major part of the reason good LED lights for vehicles are expensive is the cost of the components.

There are a lot of different LED components out there, from low power low output LEDs meant to...
Forum: The Garage 09-13-2013, 11:26 AM
Replies: 216
Views: 16,495
Posted By CodeMonkee
This ^^ They are used for different tasks -...

This ^^

They are used for different tasks - at least that I have observed (I have done MIG, but not TIG - went through comm. college with a welding major as a room-mate).

MIG being good for...
Forum: The Garage 09-13-2013, 10:26 AM
Replies: 4,375
Views: 600,354
Posted By CodeMonkee
I figure if I have it then I will use it, but I...

I figure if I have it then I will use it, but I don't work as a welder or fabricator - I am a code monkey (I write software). I used to be a prof. diesel mech and I do have some welding skills and...
Forum: The Garage 09-13-2013, 10:23 AM
Replies: 4,375
Views: 600,354
Posted By CodeMonkee
BTUs depend on the volume measurement you use. ...

BTUs depend on the volume measurement you use.

Per CF propane has more BTUs, per pound about the same.

http://www.engineeringtoolbox.com/heating-values-fuel-gases-d_823.html

Then you have to...
Forum: The Garage 09-12-2013, 08:43 PM
Replies: 4,375
Views: 600,354
Posted By CodeMonkee
I forgot one question. I am going to use...

I forgot one question.

I am going to use propane from time to time as an alternative to acetylene for cutting and preheating. For welding/brazing I will use acetylene.

The reason for this is...
Forum: The Garage 09-11-2013, 07:56 PM
Replies: 4,375
Views: 600,354
Posted By CodeMonkee
yes - thanx

yes - thanx
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