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Forum: Lighting & Electrical 06-09-2016, 09:23 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,728
Posted By Carl B
Re: Sam's Club LED Shop Lights, Honeywell or Lights of America. Which is better?

Lights of America are better. 2Packs Ordered on-line from Sam's cost less and LOA has Customer Service that actually answers the Phone. Plus if you want/need to mount them flush with the ceiling -...
Forum: General Tool Discussion 06-09-2016, 08:11 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,313
Posted By Carl B
Re: Best penetrating oil for soaking frozen parts?

Agreed - Kroil is the best - and in a gallon can would last most of us a lifetime. I think you can buy smaller sizes in the liquid.

But even one aerosol can will last most people a couple years....
Forum: General Tool Discussion 06-09-2016, 07:43 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 928
Posted By Carl B
Re: Ratchet and Release Flare Nut Wrenches

If your rusted frozen brake line fittings are also old/soft and easily round off - {almost all of them I ran into were} then: First soak them down with Kano Labs Kroil the day before if possible and...
Forum: General Tool Discussion 06-09-2016, 07:31 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 928
Posted By Carl B
Re: Ratchet and Release Flare Nut Wrenches

The Government - Military Mostly - have all manor of specialized tools produced - for pretty specialized applications or situations. Look in the tool box of three different Jet Engine Mechanics - who...
Forum: Lighting & Electrical 05-20-2016, 05:24 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,728
Posted By Carl B
Re: Sam's Club LED Shop Lights, Honeywell or Lights of America. Which is better?

The first two LOA Shop Lights I bought in the store at Sam's Club about a year ago. They came with 4 mounting chains & "S" hooks. With chains to both sides at both ends of the light - it was very...
Forum: Lighting & Electrical 05-20-2016, 05:00 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,728
Posted By Carl B
Re: Sam's Club LED Shop Lights, Honeywell or Lights of America. Which is better?

In the Questions/Answers from LOA
"Yes, these can be mounted directly to the ceiling, however, you will need the plastic clips that we supply. Please contact Lights of America customer service at...
Forum: General Garage Discussion 01-01-2015, 11:02 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,501
Posted By Carl B
Re: Small shop vac

The all round best "little" shop vac I've ever had. Powerful, Wet/Dry and best of all it doesn't tip over when you pull it by its hose. Sits low and isn't top heavy - large wheels on the rear keeps...
Forum: General Garage Discussion 12-30-2014, 02:27 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 6,390
Posted By Carl B
Re: EZ Car Lift or Quick Jack BL-5000

I agree with “Top Fuel” -

I’d add - I was only going to buy one - so spending the extra money for all the “Pluses" was an easy decision for me. I’ve never been unhappy buying great design and...
Forum: General Garage Discussion 12-29-2014, 10:24 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,509
Posted By Carl B
Re: need a new vacum for the garage?

One is wall mounted and fixed in place - the other is portable. My garage is a bit oversized for a 4 car garage. A vacuum fixed in place might work well for me if I could mount it in the center of...
Forum: General Garage Discussion 12-29-2014, 08:01 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,509
Posted By Carl B
Re: need a new vacum for the garage?

Shop Vac, or Garage Vac, or Car Vac?

85% of the time - my Garage Vac is used for vacuuming out the cars. 10% of the time I use it to clean under cabinets or work-benches. 5% of the time I use it...
Forum: General Garage Discussion 12-26-2014, 10:52 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 27,888
Posted By Carl B
Re: I bought an EZ car lift, was replying to the thread and it disappeared.

Up-date to an older thread - but one that influenced my purchase decision. So maybe others will find it here as well.

Iím with "Hurricane Whisperer" who originated this Thread - the EZCarLift...
Forum: General Garage Discussion 12-26-2014, 06:38 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,925
Posted By Carl B
Re: Looking for ideas on Shop/Apartment

First thing to do - is to check the local Zoning Reg.’s. that apply to your property. Unless you are way out in Farm Country, what you propose may not be allowed.

FWIW,
Carl B.
Forum: General Garage Discussion 12-26-2014, 12:44 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 6,933
Posted By Carl B
Re: Do you even lift?

The problem I saw for me - with these scissors lifts - was that they took up too much space under the car. I have the usual 8í high ceilings in my garage, but like many people I needed to get the...
Forum: General Garage Discussion 12-21-2014, 05:41 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,576
Posted By Carl B
Re: 1200sqft backyard shop in s. fla... steel vs CBS

So far - most replies address the stated costs - but I did not see much discussion related to the actual question. What are the trade-off's between CBS and Steel Framed garages?

I don't know - but...
Forum: Introduce yourself here! 12-21-2014, 12:05 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,547
Posted By Carl B
Re: scissors lift

I looked at several alternatives over the years, but none seemed to meet my needs/desires - until I found the EZCarLift.

The advantages over most other scissor lifts are many. 1) you have full...
Forum: General Garage Discussion 09-16-2014, 04:11 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,689
Posted By Carl B
Re: garage design question

Short answer is YES - No real problem to build it that way. What type of construction are you planning? Block, Wood frame, Steel Frame?

Carl B.
Forum: General Garage Discussion 09-16-2014, 03:35 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 5,692
Posted By Carl B
Re: Valuation of an extra detached garage

Hi Dan_Babb:

I agree with the idea to move the garage behind the house, solves some problems - as long as you have enough room to back cars out without cutting things too tight. Give that some...
Forum: General Garage Discussion 09-15-2014, 09:42 AM
Replies: 215
Views: 34,822
Posted By Carl B
Re: Fire Extinguisher Info

Amazing - You Too! I was grilling steaks on our Jenn-Air. It is the type with the exhaust fan built into the top. The exhaust fan however was too strong, and drew too much heat off the grill - so it...
Forum: General Tool Discussion 09-14-2014, 11:02 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,846
Posted By Carl B
Re: Fluke 115 vs. Extech 505

Not usually - milliamps is about as small as you need for automotive work. Most digital readouts on meters will get you down to 1/10 or 1/100 of an amp. For really small current flows in an auto -...
Forum: General Tool Discussion 09-14-2014, 10:39 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,254
Posted By Carl B
Re: Streamlight Stylus Pro Flashlight Review

At $16.68 with free shipping - you might as well order 3 or 4. You know you're going to lose one or two. {wife, family, friends all seem to walk off with them}.

Actually many of the higher quality...
Forum: General Tool Discussion 09-13-2014, 10:06 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,350
Posted By Carl B
Re: ACCEL 300+ Ratcheting wire crimpers...horrible results?

Very Interesting Thread. Learned a lot and watched a lot of UTube video's. YouTube might turn out to be the best addition to our education system in decades.

FWIW,
Carl B.
Forum: General Tool Discussion 09-13-2014, 08:43 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,846
Posted By Carl B
Re: Fluke 115 vs. Extech 505

Working in a Garage - an auto garage - you would need/use milliamps / millivolts quite often trouble shooting auto electronics.

Of course for that - you don't need to spend Big Money on a meter....
Forum: General Garage Discussion 09-13-2014, 12:36 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,765
Posted By Carl B
Re: Quick liability question

A Written Contract is a MUST - before any work begins. If he is planning on using your money rather than putting his own money in up front. - - that if fine too. Just make sure YOU have complete...
Forum: General Garage Discussion 09-11-2014, 07:14 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,675
Posted By Carl B
Re: What's it worth?

They can ASK anything they want - go offer them $1200.00 and see what they counter with. How many lifts come up for sale used, local to you? The time to buy one is when you don't have to have it.
...
Forum: General Garage Discussion 09-10-2014, 01:40 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,711
Posted By Carl B
Re: Help me set-up my garage!

Good points. Framed in under the roof overhang, even with good air ventilation - and with proper sound insulation, mounted on good isolation blocks - the noise from that compressor would be less than...
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