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Forum: Flooring 02-09-2015, 06:08 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 6,649
Posted By mpire
Re: whats the point of a nice floor

My epoxy has at least 6 years on it now. It still looks great. Professionally installed, and they installer is the most important part of the mix.

Hell, my floor even heals when I dent it. Not...
Forum: General Garage Discussion 02-06-2015, 04:35 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,429
Posted By mpire
Re: Garage is a disaster....Need some advice.

You know we are going to want pictures, right?
Forum: General Garage Discussion 02-06-2015, 03:12 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,429
Posted By mpire
Re: Garage is a disaster....Need some advice.

I moved all my lawn equipment/fertilizer/pesticides/gas to a small Rubbermaid shed that's only about 4 feet tall on the side of the house. Definitely helps to keep the garage cleaner.
Forum: General Garage Discussion 02-06-2015, 09:23 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,977
Posted By mpire
Re: To Lift or Not to Lift? That is the question.

Height is not really an issue for me. The ceiling steps up to 11' at the back of the garage. So if I back one car into the lift, then I can slide another car underneath it and still have a few...
Forum: General Garage Discussion 02-05-2015, 02:12 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,977
Posted By mpire
To Lift or Not to Lift? That is the question.

So I need some insight on a question that I have been contemplating for a while now.

My friend has a lift that I have used many times and so I guess I like it. They are downsizing and selling off...
Forum: General Garage Discussion 01-22-2015, 10:35 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,348
Posted By mpire
Re: Best way to clean up dirty engines/transmissions?

This sounds like a great idea, however they only throw transmission cases in there, they don't throw the guts in the "cooker" as it would destroy all the seals.

I just sounded like an idiot...
Forum: General Garage Discussion 01-21-2015, 03:16 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,348
Posted By mpire
Re: Best way to clean up dirty engines/transmissions?

No, I flipped them upside down and filled them to the top with fresh RP.
Forum: General Garage Discussion 01-21-2015, 10:29 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,348
Posted By mpire
Re: Best way to clean up dirty engines/transmissions?

The short answer is because they go with the cars. Transmissions have VIN numbers on them that match the car's VIN number. So I have upgraded the cars to 6 speed Getrag manuals and these are all 5...
Forum: General Garage Discussion 01-21-2015, 09:31 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,348
Posted By mpire
Re: Best way to clean up dirty engines/transmissions?

He was referring to the dollies pictured. They are 7 bucks at harbor freight and awfully handy.
Forum: General Garage Discussion 01-21-2015, 09:21 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,348
Posted By mpire
Re: Best way to clean up dirty engines/transmissions?

That is the 17k mile transmission. The 200k transmission is much dirtier.

I want them all to look sparking clean.
Forum: General Garage Discussion 01-21-2015, 09:19 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,348
Posted By mpire
Re: Best way to clean up dirty engines/transmissions?

When I say clean, I mean sparking clean so I can put them on the carpet and not stain it.
Forum: Flooring 01-20-2015, 04:56 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 743
Posted By mpire
Re: Epoxy Floor Prep - PVC Primer and 2 Stroke Oil

I spilled that pvc primer on the epoxy coating and it stained it purple and there is no getting that color out.

Anyone ever gotten the stain out of epoxy?
Forum: General Garage Discussion 01-20-2015, 04:47 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,348
Posted By mpire
Best way to clean up dirty engines/transmissions?

I have a lot of spare transmissions, so I was thinking I should just clean them up and use them for table legs or end tables or something. Sounds silly, I know, but I don't want to sell them and...
Forum: Garage Gallery 11-14-2014, 08:03 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,107
Posted By mpire
Re: My Recent Build

Really nice job on the garage!

Please remove the Chinese imitation off color Confederate naval jack flag and replace with an accurate one. :headscrat

First National:
...
Forum: Lighting & Electrical 11-14-2014, 07:30 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 437
Posted By mpire
Make your own LED landscape lighting?

So I have a generic landscape lighting setup.

300w power supply and wires running all over the yard.

No LEDs, but I made a really cool Halloween costume and I have something like 1000 leftover...
Forum: Heating and A/C 11-14-2014, 08:10 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 531
Posted By mpire
Re: Garage heating/ac

Check your power company to see what incentives you can get for a heat pump in your area.

They gave me $1000.
Forum: Heating and A/C 11-14-2014, 07:13 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 737
Posted By mpire
Re: Attic heat to pre-heat water heater?

....because solar doesn't have any incentives in Florida.

....because I don't want to drill holes in my roof and then worry about the panels flying away in a weak hurricane.

....because its...
Forum: Heating and A/C 11-12-2014, 07:45 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 737
Posted By mpire
Re: Attic heat to pre-heat water heater?

I just threw away my old water heater. Granted it was 10+ years old and so full of solids that I spent hours trying to get it to drain. It had probably 40+ lbs of solidified minerals in that tank....
Forum: Heating and A/C 11-11-2014, 04:23 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 737
Posted By mpire
Re: Attic heat to pre-heat water heater?

Is pex more conductive than copper?
Forum: Heating and A/C 11-11-2014, 02:19 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 737
Posted By mpire
Re: Attic heat to pre-heat water heater?

I already have a GE Heat-Pump Water heater.

I run it in E-Heat mode exclusively.

It won't fit in my attic, so its in the garage.

Nothing freezes in Orlando, and if it ever does get to...
Forum: Heating and A/C 11-11-2014, 01:08 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 737
Posted By mpire
Re: Attic heat to pre-heat water heater?

Nope. We might get down to freezing for a few minutes during the night on one or two days a year.

I would put in valving so I didn't use it during the winter, but while I am up there soldering in...
Forum: Heating and A/C 11-11-2014, 11:42 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 737
Posted By mpire
Attic heat to pre-heat water heater?

My garage has a separate attic from the rest of the house and it has no air circulation. Its open on the eaves so air can get in, but it just can't get out.

Anyways, I am slowly insulating and...
Forum: Heating and A/C 09-12-2014, 01:51 PM
Replies: 236
Views: 55,309
Posted By mpire
Re: Mini-split A/C Shopping...

Nope, I don't think that would have been to code. I just re-used the hole in the wall to run the wire. So the 12/2 for the mini-split wire just passes through the box for the main house AC.

Each...
Forum: Heating and A/C 09-12-2014, 12:47 PM
Replies: 236
Views: 55,309
Posted By mpire
Re: Mini-split A/C Shopping...

# Randy-Forbes
# Thread-Jack

Keep in mind that the M Cars have offset LCAs vs the non-M cars.
Forum: General Garage Discussion 07-11-2014, 11:24 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 5,702
Posted By mpire
Re: Are Craftsman trimmers really this BAD!?

Its probably about a quarter inch shorter than new.
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