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Forum: General Garage Discussion 01-01-2015, 11:02 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,063
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: 3,185
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: 951
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: 951
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: 22,612
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: 1,308
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: 5,551
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: 16
Views: 1,332
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: 943
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: 1,086
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: 3,844
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: 182
Views: 20,639
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: 1,718
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: 2,182
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: 1,998
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: 1,718
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: 2,905
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: 1,317
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: 2,036
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...
Forum: General Garage Discussion 09-10-2014, 07:36 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,036
Posted By Carl B
Re: Help me set-up my garage!

Stran0020:
Since you don't have an excess of garage space - the first things I would do - are{

1. Plan to put that Compressor outside. Buy or pour a concrete pad large enough for it to sit on....
Forum: General Garage Discussion 09-09-2014, 09:25 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,282
Posted By Carl B
Re: My 2 Lista cabinets restoration

With restoration done to that level - LISTA should award free lifetime warranty to you personally.

FWIW,
Carl B.
Forum: General Garage Discussion 09-09-2014, 09:21 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 9,806
Posted By Carl B
Re: \"THE\" Watch Shop

I needed a wrist watch about 40 years ago.
Did a lot of research before buying.
Found that NASA had tested several of the worlds best Chronographs for use in outer space for trips to the moon....
Forum: General Garage Discussion 02-20-2014, 11:30 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,840
Posted By Carl B
Re: Potential layout for new garage, what do you think?

I'd get a couple metal storage cabinets. 18'' deep, 4' wide - on castors. They would give you more useful shelf space. Then maybe some package racking if you need to store larger items. If I built a...
Forum: General Garage Discussion 02-20-2014, 11:05 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,271
Posted By Carl B
Re: Underlayment for Concrete/Ceramic Tile Roof - replacement

When I say "concrete / ceramic" - I'm thinking concrete tiles or Kiln Fired Clay - i.e. ceramic. Maybe thats the wrong term? I wasn't aware of any concrete tiles that had a ceramic coating.
...
Forum: General Garage Discussion 02-20-2014, 10:55 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,271
Posted By Carl B
Re: Underlayment for Concrete/Ceramic Tile Roof - replacement

Exactly. The original tile roof lasted 40 years. The replacement lasted 15..

I believe that either the rear load bearing wall "settled" a fraction of an inch - or a very large oak tree in the back...
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