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Forum: DIY - Do It Yourself 06-06-2020, 09:11 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,197
Posted By solar1
great ideas! I have at least 7 or 8 cases...

great ideas!
I have at least 7 or 8 cases around the shop taking up space with no current purpose.
never knew about melting and repurposing the plastic...thanks
Forum: New Member Introduction 06-04-2020, 07:58 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 582
Posted By solar1
welcome back from mid-Michigan

welcome back from mid-Michigan
Forum: DIY - Do It Yourself 05-31-2020, 04:03 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,691
Posted By solar1
Hi Mike, The drum was used for some sort of a...

Hi Mike, The drum was used for some sort of a rubbery sealant...there was a thin film of residue in it here and there. It peeled right out, clean off the paint without much effort.

The best I can...
Forum: DIY - Do It Yourself 05-29-2020, 08:52 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,691
Posted By solar1
Hello folks, after going over the tanks (I have...

Hello folks, after going over the tanks (I have two) and reading the replies here, I have heeded your good advice and have abandoned the idea of using the tanks I have here.

So I have decided for...
Forum: Wilderness Survival, Hiking and Camping Forum 05-29-2020, 08:31 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 577
Posted By solar1
Thanks for the reminder Bunkerbuster, I also...

Thanks for the reminder Bunkerbuster, I also bought a couple about a year ago....I hate to admit it, but I had forgotten to recharge one of them in my bag. even though I replaced my spare aa...
Forum: DIY - Do It Yourself 05-24-2020, 07:15 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 802
Posted By solar1
hi folks, yes, I ordered a carb kit from...

hi folks,

yes, I ordered a carb kit from ebay. just installed it yesterday.
quick and easy.
the unit starts right up now, but I am having a little issue with adjusting it.
using the suggested...
Forum: New Member Introduction 05-19-2020, 07:51 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 632
Posted By solar1
welcome from mid-Michigan

welcome from mid-Michigan
Forum: DIY - Do It Yourself 05-17-2020, 07:53 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 802
Posted By solar1
I did more cleaning and now the primer bulb has...

I did more cleaning and now the primer bulb has pressure such that the is no plunger action...like air lock, so I assume there is definitely a blockage somewhere in the carb.
Next attempt I will...
Forum: DIY - Do It Yourself 05-16-2020, 08:27 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 802
Posted By solar1
carb cleaner sit for an hour, then I did a lot of...

carb cleaner sit for an hour, then I did a lot of agitating for a few minutes, that was all.
suggestions for other cleaner to help loosen?
Forum: DIY - Do It Yourself 05-16-2020, 07:55 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 802
Posted By solar1
i'll pull the carb and give it a better cleaning....

i'll pull the carb and give it a better cleaning. I admit, I did not soak it long.
im sure it has good spark because it runs great/strong if I choke it 100%.

in using the fine wires, we are...
Forum: DIY - Do It Yourself 05-15-2020, 02:06 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 802
Posted By solar1
Stihl FS80 trimmer issue

Hello Folks,
I sure could use some help.

I have a Stihl FS80 Weed Trimmer.

I cant keep it running unless it is fully choked.
I have run out of guesses.

New plug gapped per manual (0.02")...
Forum: Urban Survival 05-06-2020, 11:26 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,328
Posted By solar1
just wait til the shelves really get empty!

just wait til the shelves really get empty!
Forum: Disaster Preparedness General Discussion 04-26-2020, 04:26 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 423
Posted By solar1
I hear you and feel your pain. ive had to deal...

I hear you and feel your pain.
ive had to deal with Chinese rip off fake counterfit "s****t more than once.
sorry to hear you went through that.
Forum: Disaster Preparedness General Discussion 04-26-2020, 03:06 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 423
Posted By solar1
I like it, thanks

I like it, thanks
Forum: Disaster Preparedness General Discussion 04-26-2020, 11:15 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 423
Posted By solar1
"Portable" Tankless LP hot water heater

Does anyone here have any first hand experience with this tankless water heater?
...
Forum: DIY - Do It Yourself 04-18-2020, 08:23 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,691
Posted By solar1
I don't want to change the topic here, but...

I don't want to change the topic here, but another concern I have regarding using the heating oil tank for diesel is insurance company hassles.

a buddy of mine used a heating oil tank for diesel...
Forum: Disaster Preparedness General Discussion 04-17-2020, 06:45 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 386
Posted By solar1
here is a couple of a multitude of possibilities....

here is a couple of a multitude of possibilities.

https://www.batteryspace.com/dc-dcregulatormodule13-17vdcto12vdc4ampratewithremovableheatsink.aspx
...
Forum: Disaster Preparedness General Discussion 04-15-2020, 08:09 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 701
Posted By solar1
looks good, I may purchase one. maybe you...

looks good, I may purchase one.
maybe you should also post on the deal of the day thread :)
Forum: DIY - Do It Yourself 04-13-2020, 03:51 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,691
Posted By solar1
the pressure testing is a good idea

the pressure testing is a good idea
Forum: DIY - Do It Yourself 04-12-2020, 08:53 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,691
Posted By solar1
Yes I see tanks on craigslist, many even have...

Yes I see tanks on craigslist, many even have fuel in them. My problem is after a lifetime of being the guy with the truck and a strong back, now I can never find anyone willing to help me yank one...
Forum: DIY - Do It Yourself 04-12-2020, 01:48 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,691
Posted By solar1
hi thanks, yes, it is corrosion in the bottom of...

hi thanks, yes, it is corrosion in the bottom of the tank body.
welded seams "seem" to be just fine.

regarding welding the tank, yes im aware of welding dangers.
tank was used only for heating...
Forum: DIY - Do It Yourself 04-12-2020, 12:56 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,691
Posted By solar1
Sealant for Fuel Oil Tank?

Hello folks, I have a used home heating oil tank saved from a local homeowner whom converted to Natural Gas.
Tank size is standard home tank usually found in the basement...200 gallons?

While I...
Forum: New Member Introduction 04-02-2020, 01:02 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 472
Posted By solar1
welcome from mid-Michigan

welcome from mid-Michigan
Forum: New Member Introduction 03-25-2020, 10:09 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 290
Posted By solar1
Hello and welcome back MamaBear from mid Michigan!

Hello and welcome back MamaBear from mid Michigan!
Forum: New Member Introduction 03-23-2020, 09:04 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 591
Posted By solar1
welcome from mid-Michigan USA

welcome from mid-Michigan USA
Forum: Disaster Preparedness General Discussion 03-16-2020, 08:26 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,523
Posted By solar1
watts is watts, but, my guess is that the 8000...

watts is watts, but, my guess is that the 8000 watt gen will have a larger engine, which in itself, may use slightly more fuel even at idle.
Forum: New Member Introduction 02-23-2020, 08:27 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 954
Posted By solar1
nothing wrong with grumpy once in awhile, you've...

nothing wrong with grumpy once in awhile, you've earned it.
Thank you for your service.

you are in good company here,
Welcome from Mid-Michigan
Forum: New Member Introduction 02-08-2020, 08:27 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 348
Posted By solar1
Welcome from Mid-Michigan

Welcome from Mid-Michigan
Forum: Coronavirus 01-17-2020, 11:04 PM
Replies: 19,346
Views: 1,656,452
Posted By solar1
"Another fine mess brought to you by the country...

"Another fine mess brought to you by the country that just keeps giving..."
Forum: Books, Movies & Stories 01-16-2020, 05:24 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,258
Posted By solar1
Cardboard? heck, "THEM" ants was real (to the...

Cardboard? heck, "THEM" ants was real (to the little kid I was back then) :)

But since were are talking sci fi movies, I cant remember the name of the old '50's B&W movie that had brain looking...
Forum: Books, Movies & Stories 01-16-2020, 02:16 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,258
Posted By solar1
"Gramps Johnson was a crack shot"

"Gramps Johnson was a crack shot"
Forum: Disaster Preparedness General Discussion 12-17-2019, 08:35 AM
Replies: 4,912
Views: 1,539,945
Posted By solar1
Electronic Goldmine has some of their little...

Electronic Goldmine has some of their little solar panels on sale again.
Their shipping cost is high but the sale on this item is good.
I have several. High output for a little panel I use it to...
Forum: Vehicles & Transportation 12-04-2019, 06:23 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 11,051
Posted By solar1
While the extreme predictions of Y2K were shown...

While the extreme predictions of Y2K were shown to be unfounded, there was a certain amount of real scientific data that suggested possible catastrophic results. Thankfully, this did not occur. I...
Forum: New Member Introduction 11-28-2019, 09:49 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 758
Posted By solar1
Welcome from Mid-Michigan

Welcome from Mid-Michigan
Forum: New Member Introduction 11-24-2019, 08:01 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 908
Posted By solar1
Hey you old...Michigander, Welcome from...

Hey you old...Michigander,

Welcome from Mid-Michigan. I just gave you a thanks just for the heck of it!
Forum: DIY - Do It Yourself 11-23-2019, 05:36 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 815
Posted By solar1
Thanks for sharing. I have wanted to learn...

Thanks for sharing.

I have wanted to learn woodturning for many years but the right deal for a lathe has not come along and to be honest, was not a priority. Seems other tools had to be acquired...
Forum: New Member Introduction 11-23-2019, 05:30 AM
Replies: 11
Hey
Views: 469
Posted By solar1
Welcome from Mid-Michigan

Welcome from Mid-Michigan
Forum: Vehicles & Transportation 11-21-2019, 11:31 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,735
Posted By solar1
Chipmonks…...filthy little b------s. They set up...

Chipmonks…...filthy little b------s. They set up shop with only a day or two of my vehicles sitting idle. They like the hvac system and the air cleaner compartment
Forum: New Member Introduction 11-11-2019, 05:16 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,212
Posted By solar1
Welcome from Mid-Michigan

Welcome from Mid-Michigan
Forum: DIY - Do It Yourself 10-28-2019, 06:24 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,791
Posted By solar1
if not replacing the carb as a whole, keep in...

if not replacing the carb as a whole, keep in mind you may need a new float bowl rubber gasket as older engines seem that the gasket never seems to fit (enlarged) when you try to put the bowl back...
Forum: Disaster Preparedness General Discussion 10-18-2019, 12:49 PM
Replies: 4,912
Views: 1,539,945
Posted By solar1
small solar panel with USB output

Electronic Goldmine has a sale on one of their small solar panels with a battery bank/flashlight combo.
I have bought the solar panel alone from them and use it to recharge flashlight batteries and...
Forum: DIY - Do It Yourself 10-02-2019, 11:11 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,572
Posted By solar1
"Never sell or give tools away, buy more tools"...

"Never sell or give tools away, buy more tools" :)


Just kidding.
I do pass down to others my lesser or extra tools to someone getting started when I upgrade a tool. But that is only if I have a...
Forum: New Member Introduction 09-15-2019, 12:54 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 462
Posted By solar1
Welcome from Mid-Michigan

Welcome from Mid-Michigan
Forum: Site Information & Suggestion Box 09-07-2019, 08:11 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,182
Posted By solar1
donation to what? please explain

donation to what? please explain
Forum: Contest 08-31-2019, 08:15 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 3,854
Posted By solar1
whatever happened to this drawing?

whatever happened to this drawing?
Forum: Nuclear, Biological and Chemical (NBC) Survival 08-15-2019, 03:52 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 5,240
Posted By solar1
you might try looking at this site... ...

you might try looking at this site...
http://www.ki4u.com/index.html

I sent my survey meter there for calibration.
they also service meters and sell them.
the old cd units are robust, but...
Forum: DIY - Do It Yourself 07-27-2019, 08:03 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 649
Posted By solar1
Thanks central, the silicone rubber sheet idea is...

Thanks central, the silicone rubber sheet idea is good, I'll look into that as well, although that may start increasing the repair cost up a bit
Forum: DIY - Do It Yourself 07-26-2019, 09:16 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 649
Posted By solar1
Thanks justme11, this looks like a great product....

Thanks justme11, this looks like a great product. My only concern is that there is a bit of heat involved internal to the motor, even though it is submersed in water.
im going to pull up some data...
Forum: DIY - Do It Yourself 07-26-2019, 09:11 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 649
Posted By solar1
lift is about 4 feet. run cycle times are about...

lift is about 4 feet. run cycle times are about 25 seconds every 40 minutes or so only during heavy rains, otherwise very infrequent runs.

I like the idea of the peristaltic pump.
I was looking...
Forum: DIY - Do It Yourself 07-26-2019, 09:00 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 649
Posted By solar1
I did consider cutting out sections to get it to...

I did consider cutting out sections to get it to fit, but from my measurements, I would need to remove about 3/8" to 1/2" length from between each set of holes. the flange areas at the holes also...
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