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Forum: Free Parking 06-23-2014, 03:59 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,269
Posted By MadMechMaster
Re: Mounting a Lawn Tractor Tire by Hand

Just a beer to do it, and another to wind down from all the cursing. The larger mower tires like that didn't seem too bad. It's the really small ones that are difficult. I guess that there must be...
Forum: Free Parking 06-06-2014, 10:10 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,874
Posted By MadMechMaster
Re: Nations Tallest Flagpole

I want to take the drive up this summer, I'll make it a point to stop an look at this.

My mom was from Plymouth and my Dad is from Cleveland (Wi). So I was raised on Johnsonvilles on a true...
Forum: General Tool Discussion 06-06-2014, 10:26 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,562
Posted By MadMechMaster
Re: Cordless lawn equipment

Easily 10 years on my cheaper gas equipment.

I started with some corded electric on my first 1/4 acre yard. The cords were annoying, and slowed me down. I would consider rechargeable if I was...
Forum: General Garage Discussion 05-22-2014, 08:56 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,688
Posted By MadMechMaster
Re: Another garage fire


This guy in his 90's had 50 pounds of dynamite. They think he...
Forum: General Tool Discussion 05-19-2014, 09:22 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 329
Posted By MadMechMaster
Re: Lil' help guys - 2003 Ford Explorer reman engine source

Check the value of the vehicle vs the engine. I know that some people like to stick with something that they know the history on, but I wouldn't expect much more that 5K for my 2006 Explorer.
Forum: General Garage Discussion 05-19-2014, 09:04 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,023
Posted By MadMechMaster
Re: Retaining wall help needed

Then I think anything you do should stand up well.
Forum: General Garage Discussion 05-19-2014, 04:05 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,023
Posted By MadMechMaster
Re: Retaining wall help needed

What does the neighbor have on the other side? Is that your fence or theirs? I think that a retaining wall could be worked in to make a nice flower bed.

It is hard to see without being there,...
Forum: Free Parking 05-09-2014, 10:12 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 993
Posted By MadMechMaster
Re: twisted serpentine belt.

I can see the tensioner slacking for an instant when hit. That would cause the belt to weird things.

That old Chrysler, has a monster sized generator(?), and light weight brackets. With a large...
Forum: Free Parking 05-04-2014, 11:32 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 937
Posted By MadMechMaster
Re: What tape for wire harnesses

there is a non-adhesive type that is factory:


The glue on regular electrical tape usually makes a mess after a while.
Forum: General Tool Discussion 05-02-2014, 10:14 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,201
Posted By MadMechMaster
Re: Transporting a 1917 South Bend 15" Lathe

Unless you want the hitch for other reasons, just rent the truck too.
Forum: Free Parking 05-01-2014, 11:03 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,030
Posted By MadMechMaster
Re: Need emergency light for top of tractor.

360 (SAE J845) means that the light puts out the rated light at all angles.

Class 1 is the brightest, and is intended for claiming right of way, such as a cop car, fire truck or DOT snow plow...
Forum: General Tool Discussion 04-18-2014, 03:02 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 625
Posted By MadMechMaster
Re: Need Bar stock source for lathe

With Prime, Amazonsupply.com is also an option.
Forum: General Garage Discussion 03-16-2014, 11:41 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 4,361
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: 617
Posted By MadMechMaster
Re: Huvr Board...

Here is a follow up:

Forum: Free Parking 03-02-2014, 12:03 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 926
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: 1,882
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: 3,143
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: 864
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: 565
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: 3,836
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: 696
Posted By MadMechMaster
Re: rfd tv

Used to when we had satellite. Found this:
Forum: General Tool Discussion 01-22-2014, 09:30 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,056
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: 1,368
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: 380
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: 1,540
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...
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