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Forum: The Garage 02-25-2015, 05:37 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 942
Posted By zap2504
Home appliances are all engineered to operate in...

Home appliances are all engineered to operate in typical "conditioned spaces" - no less than 50 degrees during the heating season and no more than 84 degrees in the cooling season. Operating them in...
Forum: The Garage 02-25-2015, 05:31 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,600
Posted By zap2504
FWIW: the IRC definition of a conditioned space...

FWIW: the IRC definition of a conditioned space is an area that is heated to 50 degrees during the heating season and cooled to 85 degrees during the cooling season or communicates directly with a...
Forum: The Garage 02-23-2015, 02:58 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,600
Posted By zap2504
You actually need the fire protection in any...

You actually need the fire protection in any routinely accessed location (like basements) but not crawl spaces. To avoid the cost/bother of basement drywall, use Thermax foam boards on top of thin...
Forum: Thumpers 02-23-2015, 12:45 PM
Replies: 6,054
Views: 1,328,768
Posted By zap2504
Which shock would this be as Progressive...

Which shock would this be as Progressive Suspension does not list any rear shock for the XT600E? Maybe you meant front fork springs?
Forum: The Garage 02-13-2015, 04:59 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 643
Posted By zap2504
I was thinking about black Zip ties (had not seen...

I was thinking about black Zip ties (had not seen the stainless steel models) or used clamps from ebay. Thought there must be SOME source for narrow clamps that had higher pressure than Zip ties but...
Forum: The Garage 02-13-2015, 04:55 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,600
Posted By zap2504
Everyone else here is spot-on. Spray foam is the...

Everyone else here is spot-on. Spray foam is the best; it is also the most expensive. Foam board cut loosely to fit surrounded with foam-in-a-can (also called "poor man's spray foam") works just as...
Forum: The Garage 02-11-2015, 04:30 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 6,061
Posted By zap2504
FWIW Costco (at least in our locale) is running a...

FWIW Costco (at least in our locale) is running a sale on these (look in your flyer) at $31.99 ea., #858582.
Forum: The Garage 02-11-2015, 04:25 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 643
Posted By zap2504
Question Reasonable source for fork gaiter clamps?

Looking for a reasonable-cost source for fork gaiter clamps and carb manifold clamps as the wider clamps usually found at auto parts places seem way too wide for the application.
Forum: Equipment 02-11-2015, 04:22 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 702
Posted By zap2504
+1 - provides MUCH more width support for the...

+1 - provides MUCH more width support for the cost (only available on a custom seat where the seat pan is widened), easily removable, seat pockets can be filled with either 2L soda bottles (with...
Forum: Old's Cool 02-11-2015, 04:10 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,452
Posted By zap2504
You have a 750 Seca (it was the only one with the...

You have a 750 Seca (it was the only one with the remote, cable-actuated master cylinder located behind the headlight). If you want to convert to a handlebar-mounted master, many have done that on...
Forum: Old's Cool 02-11-2015, 03:59 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 14,379
Posted By zap2504
Applicable to MANY bikes of this era with the...

Applicable to MANY bikes of this era with the glass tube style of fuses, not just Yamahas.
Forum: Old's Cool 02-11-2015, 03:58 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 14,379
Posted By zap2504
FWIW, lots of bikes from this era still came with...

FWIW, lots of bikes from this era still came with ball bearings in the head (See the AllBalls tapered-bearing kits available) and the plastic-sheathed security chain (keyed to the ignition) came on...
Forum: The Garage 02-07-2015, 05:16 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,213
Posted By zap2504
It looks like that drawer has a false front on it...

It looks like that drawer has a false front on it (should have a couple screws inside the drawer to detach). If so, it is just a Melamine-faced particle board with an oak piece tongue-in-groove glued...
Forum: Thumpers 01-26-2015, 09:39 AM
Replies: 6,054
Views: 1,328,768
Posted By zap2504
Doorman - any threads discussing your racks/cases?

Doorman - any threads discussing your racks/cases?
Forum: Thumpers 01-26-2015, 09:07 AM
Replies: 6,054
Views: 1,328,768
Posted By zap2504
And it can be found ____?

And it can be found ____?
Forum: Equipment 01-26-2015, 08:52 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 10,143
Posted By zap2504
All excellent suggestions! I would add that the...

All excellent suggestions! I would add that the vest SHOULD also be used for walking at night in all seasons (notice how many coats/jackets are very dark in color?) and can also be used for bicycle...
Forum: The Garage 01-16-2015, 01:56 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 10,293
Posted By zap2504
Incorrect - ALL combustion devices emit a certain...

Incorrect - ALL combustion devices emit a certain percentage of carbon monoxide gas along with other gasses (some of which are also health-threatening - like for asthma and allergies) and water...
Forum: The Garage 01-16-2015, 01:40 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 6,061
Posted By zap2504
Just saw a YouTube video of Matt Risinger where...

Just saw a YouTube video of Matt Risinger where he replaced his two round fluorescents with LED panels (but he admitted to frequent on-off cycles killing his bulbs at least 1/yr). Matt installed the...
Forum: The Garage 01-16-2015, 01:12 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,976
Posted By zap2504
I would not bother with this method. Too little...

I would not bother with this method. Too little effectiveness for too much effort. Given that the space we're talking about is .75" (the thickness of the firing strips), poured insulation would give...
Forum: The Garage 01-13-2015, 12:24 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,976
Posted By zap2504
Wow - I ran into some of this stuff when our...

Wow - I ran into some of this stuff when our church team was working on some Superstorm Sandy-damaged houses in NJ. VERY tough stuff! I would just mark a chalk line and use a fiber blade in the...
Forum: The Garage 01-12-2015, 09:31 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,976
Posted By zap2504
If you are talking about 2-part closed-cell spray...

If you are talking about 2-part closed-cell spray foam then this might be doable but you will not be able to see if you successfully filled the entire area. I would cut back the ceiling about a foot...
Forum: The Garage 01-10-2015, 03:52 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,976
Posted By zap2504
Cape Cod-style houses are the largest pain to...

Cape Cod-style houses are the largest pain to retrofit properly; brick-clad-on-block gives you no realistic way to insulate unless you add in additional interior walls (even closed-cell foam has an R...
Forum: The Garage 01-10-2015, 03:25 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,290
Posted By zap2504
Some more info about insulating both vented and...

Some more info about insulating both vented and un-vented cathedral ceilings (of which yours is of a severe angle):...
Forum: The Garage 01-10-2015, 11:22 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 5,939
Posted By zap2504
Rooms over garages are often problematic -...

Rooms over garages are often problematic - especially older homes and homes with front/rear overhangs. If you have an overhang, you probably also have air leakage into the floor cavity under the...
Forum: The Garage 01-09-2015, 02:31 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,290
Posted By zap2504
The interior paneling is allowing all sorts of...

The interior paneling is allowing all sorts of room air to contact the underside of the roof right through the insulation (most types of insulation - except closed-cell spray/panels - allow air to...
Forum: Old's Cool 01-09-2015, 01:38 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,174
Posted By zap2504
New show scheduled for 6-7 March 2015...

New show scheduled for 6-7 March 2015 http://www.martinmoto.com/--modern_classics_home
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 01-09-2015, 01:33 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,650
Posted By zap2504
Modern Classics Bike Show at Martin Motosports...

Modern Classics Bike Show at Martin Motosports (Boyertown, PA) is on for 6-7 March 2015 http://www.martinmoto.com/--modern_classics_home
Forum: The Garage 01-06-2015, 03:42 PM
Replies: 1,151
Views: 221,417
Posted By zap2504
Absolutely like the 27 LED lights! Especially...

Absolutely like the 27 LED lights! Especially since they have that hook and magnet for positioning/hanging! I also like the (relatively) new triangle LED light...
Forum: The Garage 01-05-2015, 09:45 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 5,939
Posted By zap2504
Also very important to weatherstrip the hatch -...

Also very important to weatherstrip the hatch - just like any exterior door because for all intents and purposes it IS an outside door, with a lot of heated air pressure behind it.
Forum: The Garage 01-03-2015, 07:10 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 5,939
Posted By zap2504
You should have also created insulation dams...

You should have also created insulation dams around the attic hatch to ensure the insulation was full-depth. If you didn't do it yet, you also need to insulate the hatch (easiest to use 2 layers of...
Forum: Equipment 12-27-2014, 05:00 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 5,527
Posted By zap2504
Got my wife an XP3 for Christmas as she basically...

Got my wife an XP3 for Christmas as she basically wanted a backup for her cell phone and this unit does much, much more with a much better review than most of the common cell/tablet/laptop external...
Forum: Old's Cool 12-17-2014, 05:58 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,007
Posted By zap2504
Any XS400 Maxim or Seca after '80 should have...

Any XS400 Maxim or Seca after '80 should have both. But neither had kick start if that matters. I believe there was also a couple variants of the XS650 available for a couple years after '80 that...
Forum: The Garage 12-16-2014, 10:32 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 694
Posted By zap2504
Nah - been following him for a while now (he has...

Nah - been following him for a while now (he has his own YouTube channel) because of some published articles in the advanced building science/energy savings world. He has some real good info on...
Forum: The Garage 12-15-2014, 10:33 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 694
Posted By zap2504
Matt Risinger (well-respected builder and...

Matt Risinger (well-respected builder and remodeler in Texas) uses Ultra-Aire (http://www.ultra-aire.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=72&Itemid=8) dehumidifiers in-line with exterior...
Forum: The Garage 12-12-2014, 02:18 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,706
Posted By zap2504
Just stop right there! The BPI group (who...

Just stop right there! The BPI group (who certifies most/all the energy auditors in the country) does not endorse any ventless combustion device (especially the heaters) as they all remove oxygen...
Forum: The Garage 12-09-2014, 05:00 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,344
Posted By zap2504
The better way is to carefully cut out the voice...

The better way is to carefully cut out the voice coil dust cover with an Exacto knife and insert something small and uniform (business cards are often recommended) between the voice coil and magnet....
Forum: Old's Cool 12-09-2014, 04:43 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,379
Posted By zap2504
Still no word on the ignition side of things. How...

Still no word on the ignition side of things. How do the plugs look? Did you try swapping the two spark plug leads to see if there was a change?

And on the carb side of things - did you check the...
Forum: Road warriors 12-09-2014, 04:37 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,457
Posted By zap2504
Sure they do - for some time now. Check for the...

Sure they do - for some time now. Check for the 2014 Yamaha SR400i.
Forum: Equipment 12-08-2014, 04:41 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 650
Posted By zap2504
I like this photo best from the Green Chile...

I like this photo best from the Green Chile discussion in Vendors:
http://i270.photobucket.com/albums/jj85/kaospeanut/d5d8cb52-6ff7-4165-8d4b-197e11cb07ce_zps34e6c8bf.jpg
Forum: Old's Cool 12-08-2014, 04:04 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,379
Posted By zap2504
+10 and you say it still doesn't idle. The...

+10 and you say it still doesn't idle. The rebuild kits I've seen do not include jets or needles so I'd also guess that the idle/slow speed carb circuits are clogged (since you would not have touched...
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