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Forum: General Garage Discussion 01-22-2015, 10:35 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,192
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: 2,192
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: 2,192
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: 2,192
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: 2,192
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: 2,192
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: 706
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: 2,192
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: 3,054
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: 418
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: 520
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: 698
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: 698
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: 698
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: 698
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: 698
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: 698
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: 54,832
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: 54,832
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: 5,568
Posted By mpire
Re: Are Craftsman trimmers really this BAD!?

Its probably about a quarter inch shorter than new.
Forum: General Garage Discussion 07-11-2014, 08:52 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 5,568
Posted By mpire
Re: Are Craftsman trimmers really this BAD!?

I had a craftsman 2 cycle trimmer that was pretty good for a several years and then it wouldn't start. Then I rebuilt it and went through it and still didn't do well.

Now I have a Troy-bilt 4...
Forum: General Garage Discussion 04-24-2014, 02:01 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 469
Posted By mpire
Vertically sliding panels anyone?

So in a nutshell, I have this really nice window that is approximately 18" tall by 96" wide. I really like that it lets in some really nice light, but I would like to be able to block it off the...
Forum: Classifieds 04-08-2014, 11:33 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 293
Posted By mpire
Mini-Split Wall Brackets

I have a set of Mini-Split wall brackets that I bought for installing my new AC system a year ago or so. They have sat here collecting dust. Never used. Will send them your way for $50 shipped. ...
Forum: General Garage Discussion 11-12-2013, 01:30 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,880
Posted By mpire
Re: Truss modification anyone have any experience?

Its funny, a friend of mine asked me to help him redesign his trusses to make room for a small laundry room. The difference is that he wants to put the laundry room inside the trusses, so we want to...
Forum: General Garage Discussion 11-12-2013, 12:36 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,783
Posted By mpire
Re: Gluing lawn mower decals

This seems like really strange behavior to me.

I usually peel the decals off and apply them to blank sheets and then put them in the manual binder with the other information/reciepts, warranty...
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