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Forum: General Garage Discussion 03-16-2014, 11:41 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 3,973
Posted By MadMechMaster
Re: Anybody out there happy wrenching?

I worked my way through college as a mechanic and have now been working as a mechanical engineer for 14 years. I personally, wouldn't go back but there are some things that I miss.

I take work...
Forum: Free Parking 03-05-2014, 08:50 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 523
Posted By MadMechMaster
Re: Huvr Board...

Here is a follow up:

http://www.funnyordie.com/videos/eb823e7388/funny-or-die-is-sorry-for-lying-about-hoverboards
Forum: Free Parking 03-02-2014, 12:03 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 831
Posted By MadMechMaster
Re: The haunted steering wheel!

That's why you don't reach through the wheel to start a car.
Forum: General Tool Discussion 02-05-2014, 03:47 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,675
Posted By MadMechMaster
Re: Why 1/2" SAE impacts start so low?

Yes, demolition. Sometimes you just need to break the hardware off.
Forum: Free Parking 02-04-2014, 04:26 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,735
Posted By MadMechMaster
Re: Buy one SIG SAUER 1911, Recieve 1911-22 free...

Three's one in Joliet at I55 and 30
Forum: Lighting & Electrical 01-28-2014, 10:28 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 743
Posted By MadMechMaster
Re: How to do clean install of antenna coax

to expand on pentavolvo's post, satellite signals use a different splitter that operates at the higher frequencies. you could probably just change those out with splitters for OTA and be fine.
Forum: Free Parking 01-28-2014, 10:43 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 498
Posted By MadMechMaster
Re: Tracking how often a thermostat kicks in

Some thermostats have an energy usage function. Most of the programmable ones that I have had reported how many hours in the last 24 that the furnace was on.

This wouldn't tell you how many times...
Forum: Free Parking 01-24-2014, 09:07 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,540
Posted By MadMechMaster
Re: Bang his wife origin?

I always thought this predated this board, but when I Googled it, someones article came up and here is a quote:



It's ancient history.
Forum: General Garage Discussion 01-23-2014, 12:07 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 611
Posted By MadMechMaster
Re: rfd tv

Used to when we had satellite. Found this:
http://www.agriculture.com/videos/video-search?q=top%20shops
Forum: General Tool Discussion 01-22-2014, 09:30 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,773
Posted By MadMechMaster
Re: Newbie looking to buy a mill or lathe

Yes, shop for both and buy when you find a deal. Check Craigslist, and look for machines with tooling included.

I will add that I use my lathe much more than my mill for fixing and tinkering. ...
Forum: Free Parking 01-22-2014, 03:13 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,184
Posted By MadMechMaster
Re: damn dogs.

I had to put my Isis (same name) down last February.

She was worth whatever the vet wanted, but when $300 was only getting her 6, painful, weeks before another episode of pancreatitis, I knew it...
Forum: Free Parking 01-21-2014, 08:50 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 319
Posted By MadMechMaster
Re: Fridge part

That probably disconnects by: Pushing the hose further into the connector, then push the lighter gray collar in as well. While the collar is in, pull the line out.

That compression is OK if you...
Forum: Free Parking 11-17-2013, 08:31 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,418
Posted By MadMechMaster
Re: Midwest tornadoes...everybody ok? Damage?

It missed us by 4 miles or so. But there were high winds, and lots of trees down and patio furniture blown around in the neighborhood. I watched the radar as it was coming in and put my stuff out...
Forum: Free Parking 11-14-2013, 08:55 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,702
Posted By MadMechMaster
Re: Any Magic Jack users

I still have copper line, POTS, can't seem to get past the security of a definite contact to 911.

But, there are those answering machine base station combos with Bluetooth, and the 3 or 4...
Forum: Free Parking 11-12-2013, 10:33 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,718
Posted By MadMechMaster
Re: HTPC Build

I started putting my system together in 2010. I tried XBMC, Mediaportal and Plex. While I was able to get them to work, I was never able to replace the Tivo functionality with them. MCE has a TV...
Forum: Free Parking 11-07-2013, 10:34 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,387
Posted By MadMechMaster
Re: 1987 Ford Escort - starting problems

Check the wiring harness. There are connectors within the harnesses under the hood on that vintage Ford that weren't fully sealed. Look for green fuzz. The cheap fix would be to butt splice them...
Forum: General Garage Discussion 10-28-2013, 11:46 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,832
Posted By MadMechMaster
Re: Tool box or work bench?

Get a few 5 gallon buckets. Cheap and easy to move around. You can separate the tools out by task and have them all around the house.

To class it up, you can get one of those canvas bucket...
Forum: General Garage Discussion 10-03-2013, 08:12 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,756
Posted By MadMechMaster
Re: Running Generator Inside Shed

Put the Generator on a slide out platform. This will get it out to open air and done right, should be easy enough for your mother to do.

Keep that window closed!
Forum: Free Parking 09-24-2013, 08:44 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,747
Posted By MadMechMaster
Re: Add on backup cameras, good or junk?

I haven't installed one on my own vehicle, but we re-sell higher end commercial units. I'd personally go with a wired unit, less for the maker to get wrong at the $50 price point.

Also, find one...
Forum: Free Parking 09-11-2013, 10:18 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,333
Posted By MadMechMaster
Re: Hoover WindTunnel T-Series Rewind Upright Vacuum, Bagless, UH70120

We have that one, the wind tunnel one. It's not bad, I'd give it the 4 stars that it has on Amazon.

One of the filters is coming apart after two years. I don't use the dump button. It makes a...
Forum: Garage Gallery 08-26-2013, 11:23 PM
Replies: 154
Views: 46,391
Posted By MadMechMaster
Forum: General Garage Discussion 08-15-2013, 10:18 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 660
Posted By MadMechMaster
Re: Drywall patch.

All you really need for a hole that size is a small piece of drywall. Try this method:
http://www.drywallschool.com/patch.htm

Basically, just trim a piece of drywall down to the size of the...
Forum: General Garage Discussion 08-08-2013, 10:35 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 534
Posted By MadMechMaster
Re: Cutting Through Concrete

You can do alot with an air hammer and the various chisel and punch bits. You can work it around like a sculptor.
Forum: Garage Gallery 08-01-2013, 09:45 AM
Replies: 3,601
Views: 1,510,493
Posted By MadMechMaster
Re: The 12-Gauge Garage

That's the adjustment slot. You push the silver button and move the jaws apart or closer. That's what makes these so strong, instead of friction to hold the jaws, it uses the notches.
Forum: Garage Gallery 07-31-2013, 11:20 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,990
Posted By MadMechMaster
Re: The Mad Lab gets some sanity

Today I pilled my wife's Monte Carlo in to get started on struts and lower control arms. I can walk around it with the doors open. No NASCAR gymnastics.
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