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Forum: The Garage Today, 06:38 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 33,537
Posted By arcanum
Got it!!!

After quite a bad morning because of working too hard/long yesterday, I got a late start.
Once I got on the road,however,it did not go too bad.I covered 427 miles in 9 hours including a 1/2 hour...
Forum: The Garage 07-11-2014, 07:58 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 33,537
Posted By arcanum
Well, they had a price drop. I am in the process...

Well, they had a price drop. I am in the process of purchasing it. I asked a few questions,then did an online purchase. The electrical connections are just 3 wires hanging out,but they will let me...
Forum: The Garage 06-04-2014, 05:34 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 4,606
Posted By arcanum
Walk in door

Your walk in door for that garage area should not be a house door. Get a steel industrial type door with a steel frame. Get it drilled for a deadbolt or even two deadbolts. You order these doors and...
Forum: The Garage 05-09-2014, 05:19 AM
Replies: 1,018
Views: 361,191
Posted By arcanum
Moving cast iron bathtub

I did a bath remodel as we hated the old cast iron claw feet bathtub. The old one had to go down the stairs and that puppy was an antique and old school heavy--maybe 300-400 pounds.
The cast feet...
Forum: The Garage 04-23-2014, 06:36 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 9,411
Posted By arcanum
Just make sure that the cart has not been damaged...

Just make sure that the cart has not been damaged in shipping. The box they are shipped in offers no protection against damage. The drawers ride on ball bearings,but the bearings are imbedded in a...
Forum: The Garage 03-27-2014, 05:50 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,202
Posted By arcanum
Spread around the wealth

Yeah,that funnel dripping at one spot is gonna smell great outside the shop...

What I do is just take a disposable cup and pee in that. Open the door and throw it in a widespread pattern outside....
Forum: The Garage 03-10-2014, 05:50 AM
Replies: 1,018
Views: 361,191
Posted By arcanum
same principle

I made a 4 point tool just like that to remove the centrifugal oil filter from a little Honda CB100 hope the picture will post Anyway,it is made from a socket and it works...
Forum: The Garage 01-31-2014, 05:59 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 15,227
Posted By arcanum
Looks like I am a little late to the discussion--...

Looks like I am a little late to the discussion-- at least as far as the ceiling project goes.

I suggested that a friend of mine try a housewrap underneath the siding of his pole barn. It was...
Forum: The Garage 01-31-2014, 05:48 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 15,227
Posted By arcanum
Looks like I am a little late to the discussion--...

Looks like I am a little late to the discussion-- at least as far as the ceiling project goes.

I suggested that a friend of mine try a housewrap underneath the siding of his pole barn. It was...
Forum: The Garage 01-26-2014, 03:40 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,371
Posted By arcanum
This^^^^ It is just unbelievable how the...

This^^^^

It is just unbelievable how the mice will burrow tunnels in the walls when they have access from the outside, and believe me any old barn has access from the outside. You need to find...
Forum: The Garage 01-11-2014, 05:18 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,445
Posted By arcanum
Not so much what to buy,but why to buy

So the most challenging thing most average guys are going to encounter is crown moulding at the ceiling in an out of square room. If this is you,then a slider is for you. A slider with a laser makes...
Forum: Day Trippin' 01-10-2014, 09:17 PM
Replies: 224
Views: 22,569
Posted By arcanum
Something about Indiana

I have made it to page 6 of this thread,and I must say that you have captured the way I feel about riding in the country. IN is just different than Darke county OH about 2 hours East of you. The best...
Forum: The Garage 12-11-2013, 01:00 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 949
Posted By arcanum
I tried to post a review on the HF site,but got a...

I tried to post a review on the HF site,but got a 404 -link not available. I do think that it is important to align the pulley to relieve side stress on the driven pulley. The driven pulley is light...
Forum: The Garage 12-09-2013, 04:13 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 949
Posted By arcanum
That is pretty much what it needed. However,from...

That is pretty much what it needed. However,from the factory,the bolts were already installed so as to push it apart [loosen] That does not make sense to me

I just hung out here and opened links...
Forum: The Garage 12-08-2013, 09:00 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 949
Posted By arcanum
Split bushing pulley adjustment possible?

I just bought a harbor Freight 60 gallon vertical air compressor. Upon checking it out,I noticed that the drive pulley on the electric motor needs to adjust toward the end of the motor shaft about...
Forum: The Garage 12-01-2013, 12:20 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 9,905
Posted By arcanum
Thank you! I have the same problem and have been...

Thank you! I have the same problem and have been lurking here.My original idea was a hydraulic jack used as a puller.

But I have used the 'cut through the inside hollow part' on other...
Forum: The Garage 11-24-2013, 07:37 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 33,537
Posted By arcanum
Well, OK, I will be looking forward to that.

Well, OK, I will be looking forward to that.
Forum: The Garage 11-22-2013, 07:09 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,901
Posted By arcanum
Yes Sir........Depending on the brand of motor...

Yes Sir........Depending on the brand of motor oil that you use,the tapered snout on the gear lube bottle will screw right on a freshly emptied bottle of motor oil. Toss when you are done, and save...
Forum: The Garage 11-22-2013, 12:28 AM
Replies: 272
Views: 75,251
Posted By arcanum
ikea ????

ikea ????
Forum: The Garage 11-22-2013, 12:19 AM
Replies: 272
Views: 75,251
Posted By arcanum
The old upholstered rocking chairs that would...

The old upholstered rocking chairs that would spimn 360 degrees are basically a heavy duty lazy suzan. Remove the base and attach some plywood and they make an excellent wire dispenser for...
Forum: The Garage 11-22-2013, 12:05 AM
Replies: 272
Views: 75,251
Posted By arcanum
12 point socket = oil spinner wrench

The old hondas do not have oil filters as such,but to remove the oil and dirt separator you need a 4 point tool that looks like a castle nut with only four points.

Math is hard,but a 12 point...
Forum: The Garage 11-21-2013, 10:54 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,283
Posted By arcanum
I am glad you got yours fixed. people tend to...

I am glad you got yours fixed. people tend to just throw away and buy new too often. One thing some of the old fixtures tend to offer are much better reflectors that throw the reflected light around...
Forum: The Garage 11-19-2013, 12:34 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 33,537
Posted By arcanum
It would be awesome to see you take a few...

It would be awesome to see you take a few pictures of a step by step loading of a motorcycle. If that is too difficult for what you have going on in the shop right now, might I suggest that you strap...
Forum: The Garage 11-12-2013, 06:52 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,095
Posted By arcanum
Sorry for the confusion. The breaker did and does...

Sorry for the confusion. The breaker did and does work.

What I meant to say was that even after shutting off the current for a few minutes as an attempt to possibly reset the controls ,the top...
Forum: The Garage 11-12-2013, 04:03 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,860
Posted By arcanum
bulb life vs. switch life..

The trouble with the old Hondas is they use switches for wiring junction boxes. Add 40 years of age and corrosion and the wiring and the switches slowly overheat and commit suicide. NOS parts are...
Forum: The Garage 11-11-2013, 07:01 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,095
Posted By arcanum
Apologies for the off topic,but what happened is...

Apologies for the off topic,but what happened is that the top [broil] element refused to shut down. First,we got the oven in "off" mode. It still stayed lit. Then,we shut down the circuit breaker....
Forum: The Garage 11-09-2013, 06:06 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,095
Posted By arcanum
Rule of thumb for refrigerators bought in this...

Rule of thumb for refrigerators bought in this day and age is about ten years.They just do not build them for durability any more. The energy consumption is less, so it may offset the cost somewhat....
Forum: The Garage 11-09-2013, 05:51 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 33,537
Posted By arcanum
I looked at the links you provided, Sailah, and...

I looked at the links you provided, Sailah, and could not find any more units at that size and price. or really anything close to it. I live in SW ohio,but would consider the 4 hour drive to get...
Forum: The Garage 11-07-2013, 04:58 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 33,537
Posted By arcanum
This one looks interesting. I happen to have the...

This one looks interesting. I happen to have the Harbor Freight high lift motorcycle jack and like it a lot for working on the size bikes I ride. Add the extension like this one to a 30'' lift and it...
Forum: Old's Cool 10-30-2013, 10:10 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 7,504
Posted By arcanum
I have found that when dealing with little rust...

I have found that when dealing with little rust pits in the chrome, just picking the rust out of them is a good first step. A dental pick or even the sharp tip of a utility blade from a utility knife...
Forum: The Garage 10-30-2013, 02:21 PM
Replies: 852
Views: 146,115
Posted By arcanum
I agree, but the thing I do not like is having to...

I agree, but the thing I do not like is having to tip the engine basically upside down to change the oil. I have your mower with the original engine and it is a very good unit

I am lucky to have...
Forum: The Garage 10-30-2013, 02:00 PM
Replies: 852
Views: 146,115
Posted By arcanum
The highest point on the unit with the wheels and...

The highest point on the unit with the wheels and rubber feet installed is 41.5"

I used a straightedge and measured to the concrete floor on both sides of the compressor-- so pretty accurate
With...
Forum: The Garage 10-30-2013, 08:09 AM
Replies: 852
Views: 146,115
Posted By arcanum
Good Compressors

http://www.harborfreight.com/media/catalog/product/cache/1/image/9df78eab33525d08d6e5fb8d27136e95/i/m/image_22791.jpg

I got this as a replacement for an old reed valve compressor that was stolen....
Forum: The Garage 09-18-2013, 05:48 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,604
Posted By arcanum
I would take the meter loose at the swivels and...

I would take the meter loose at the swivels and than take a shop vac or ant vacuum cleaner with an exhaust port and hook a hose to the 1" pipe that feeds the house. Let it exit through the drain leg...
Forum: The Garage 08-31-2013, 08:30 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,398
Posted By arcanum
Sorry for the careless terminology. Foam core...

Sorry for the careless terminology. Foam core should have been stated as cellular......

The box stores like Lowes make no effort to inform the price shopping consumer who might be comparing...
Forum: The Garage 08-29-2013, 10:05 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,398
Posted By arcanum
Ummmmmmmmmm --No. Not what I was talking about. ...

Ummmmmmmmmm --No. Not what I was talking about.

They make a layered PVC pipe that has a 'hard" PVC coat inside and out and a softer foam core sandwich.
Cost less than Sch 40
Forum: The Garage 08-27-2013, 06:15 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,398
Posted By arcanum
To add to the confusion,some of the big box...

To add to the confusion,some of the big box stores [in ohio}have started to sell foam core pipe. Identical wall thickness to sch 40,but less expensive.
What you get with the thinner or weaker...
Forum: Old's Cool 08-13-2013, 09:14 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 5,890
Posted By arcanum
So I picked up the bike today and it is in much...

So I picked up the bike today and it is in much better shape than i realized. the pipes are darn near perfect, once i gave them a fast cleaning, with chrome in very nice shape all the way back to the...
Forum: Old's Cool 08-13-2013, 05:38 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 5,890
Posted By arcanum
Well,I just found one [1970 CL350] at a...

Well,I just found one [1970 CL350] at a motorcycle repair shop for 150.00. I had a feeling that pipes in that condition were worth much more than the 150.00 I paid for it.
It is a nice original...
Forum: The Garage 08-12-2013, 07:11 PM
Replies: 1,815
Views: 229,346
Posted By arcanum
Replaced the drum {rear} brakes on a Dodge...

Replaced the drum {rear} brakes on a Dodge Ram1500.

It has been a while for me and drum brakes,and I had to constantly look at the intact side to see how it all went together. Took way too...
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