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Forum: Vehicles & Transportation 05-18-2018, 05:20 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 6,825
Posted By rmaples
6Ah means that the battery will provide 6 amps of...

6Ah means that the battery will provide 6 amps of current for one hour at its highest designed discharge rate. As the battery cycles through discharges and recharges, its capacity decreases which is...
Forum: Vehicles & Transportation 05-18-2018, 04:51 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 6,825
Posted By rmaples
Keep believing that a 2lb battery will last as...

Keep believing that a 2lb battery will last as long and work as well as a lead acid battery. If that were the truth they would have displaced them years ago. You'll learn the folly of your position...
Forum: Vehicles & Transportation 05-17-2018, 11:07 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 7,275
Posted By rmaples
That MPP looks like a great puller. Is it made...

That MPP looks like a great puller. Is it made out of cast iron?
Forum: Political News and Discussion 05-17-2018, 10:39 PM
Replies: 406
Views: 26,255
Posted By rmaples
If you can't understand the text unless there's a...

If you can't understand the text unless there's a CR after each sentence you should avail yourself of an adult education course. I don't need to "check the headlines" because I was watching the...
Forum: Polls and Surveys 05-17-2018, 03:52 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 5,562
Posted By rmaples
They have the same job as Republicans do: they...

They have the same job as Republicans do: they are the loyal opposition.
Without Dems, Nixon could have reached his goal of placing himself above the Constitution and becoming the Dictator in...
Forum: Vehicles & Transportation 05-17-2018, 03:21 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 7,275
Posted By rmaples
Another outstanding tool that can prevent...

Another outstanding tool that can prevent injuries that come from trying to lift too much weight is a simple jib crane that can be mounted in a truck bed or receiver. With just a winch, unless...
Forum: Disaster Preparedness General Discussion 05-17-2018, 03:44 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,710
Posted By rmaples
I'm satisfied with a stick welder for about...

I'm satisfied with a stick welder for about everything, a FCAW for lighter jobs in the field and everyone needs a oxy/acetylene set. Just used mine to cut off a rusted sway bar link that had stripped...
Forum: Vehicles & Transportation 05-17-2018, 03:39 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 6,825
Posted By rmaples
My vehicles all have dual battery systems so I...

My vehicles all have dual battery systems so I don't have to carry anything around. Just throw the aux switch to bring the backup on line and crank it up. Batteries don't weigh that much and with all...
Forum: Vehicles & Transportation 05-17-2018, 03:29 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 7,275
Posted By rmaples
Any device that is capable of multiplying force...

Any device that is capable of multiplying force will definitely be useful. I carry an extra 100' of wire rope with mine as well as several different kinds of hooks and sheave blocks. I rebuilt the...
Forum: Urban Survival 05-17-2018, 03:12 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 6,706
Posted By rmaples
Glad more people have realized what a great tool...

Glad more people have realized what a great tool a bike can be in a bad situation. For several years I was stationed close to the beach and when the schools let out the highway was jammed for ten or...
Forum: General Discussion 05-16-2018, 09:13 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 851
Posted By rmaples
You don't necessarily need specific information...

You don't necessarily need specific information about the unit you have. There are lots of sites and books that explain the basics of generator theory. The bottom line is that if you understand how...
Forum: Disaster Preparedness General Discussion 05-16-2018, 08:59 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 8,079
Posted By rmaples
The reason most able-bodied people don't know...

The reason most able-bodied people don't know hard work is because smart guys have invented ways of allowing people to concentrate on the important things and not waste time digging ditches. The most...
Forum: General Discussion 05-16-2018, 07:29 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,351
Posted By rmaples
Had a friend who worked in a bar and claimed she...

Had a friend who worked in a bar and claimed she couldn't stand cigarette smoke. If we were walking down the street and passed a smoker she'd act like she was choking and complain constantly. If a...
Forum: General Discussion 05-16-2018, 07:02 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 851
Posted By rmaples
Nice find. Make sure you note where all the wires...

Nice find. Make sure you note where all the wires go before you take it apart. I've rebuilt a couple of them for customers and enjoyed the process except for all the custom wiring.
Forum: DIY - Do It Yourself 05-16-2018, 06:28 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,888
Posted By rmaples
I've welded lots of stainless with 316 rods at...

I've welded lots of stainless with 316 rods at work so I wasn't really worried about cost. Good idea to make sure metal is very clean and that you keep heat as low as possible. I also used a kind of...
Forum: Disaster Preparedness General Discussion 05-16-2018, 06:43 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,901
Posted By rmaples
Where I'm from solar panels aren't a good fit...

Where I'm from solar panels aren't a good fit because of the rainy weather and clouds.My system is a 80cc four stroke motor mated by belt to a automotive alternator. Max load is about 50amps and it...
Forum: Polls and Surveys 05-16-2018, 06:31 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,517
Posted By rmaples
I'm in a concerned state of mind because I...

I'm in a concerned state of mind because I haven't been in a fist fight in over year. I average about two a year and I'm past due. You can only practice on a heavy bag and lift heavy weights for so...
Forum: Polls and Surveys 05-16-2018, 02:43 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,808
Posted By rmaples
People who wonder why lawsuits take years to get...

People who wonder why lawsuits take years to get to court should pay attention to Meuller. Heck, Nixon created the Plumbers, broke into private property, tried to con the FBI and CIA into stopping...
Forum: Polls and Surveys 05-15-2018, 01:00 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 4,507
Posted By rmaples
An older couple in India saved enough money to...

An older couple in India saved enough money to send their son and only child to the US for college. Kid turned into computer expert, made lots of money, started own business and married another...
Forum: British Isles and ROI 05-15-2018, 02:18 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,893
Posted By rmaples
Really doesn't matter where you are. The concept...

Really doesn't matter where you are. The concept of civil defense was created to placate the ignorant masses, not to protect them from a nuclear war. I prefer the Russian concept of civil defense: Go...
Forum: Wilderness Survival, Hiking and Camping Forum 05-15-2018, 02:03 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 6,142
Posted By rmaples
Definitely look around for a used one. Lots of...

Definitely look around for a used one. Lots of people think they are cool until the realize that they're kind of small. I like them in rapids, but for lake or river camping I'll stick with a canoe.
Forum: General Discussion 05-15-2018, 01:59 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,045
Posted By rmaples
Tell him to keep in shape and not turn into one...

Tell him to keep in shape and not turn into one of those walking heart attacks that you see way too often. I couldn't take the driving, rather be a garbage man.
Forum: General Discussion 05-15-2018, 01:53 AM
Replies: 117
Views: 8,058
Posted By rmaples
It's about time for the Palestinians to finally...

It's about time for the Palestinians to finally realize that Allah isn't going to throw the Jews into the ocean, and that they aren't going to conquer the Jews and turn them into slaves. Something...
Forum: Arizona 05-15-2018, 01:40 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,995
Posted By rmaples
The same way people who work outside all year...

The same way people who work outside all year long do it. You get used to it. If you can't you will be useless and probably won't last long. The most valuable thing you can do if you believe in...
Forum: Food and water 05-14-2018, 04:25 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,928
Posted By rmaples
Baked potatoes with hot sauce is very good snack.

Baked potatoes with hot sauce is very good snack.
Forum: General Discussion 05-14-2018, 04:22 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,048
Posted By rmaples
Before evaluating your mother as "not good," take...

Before evaluating your mother as "not good," take some time to evaluate yourself. None of us is perfect and most are so self-centered that we evaluate people based on how well they meet our needs....
Forum: Political News and Discussion 05-14-2018, 03:57 AM
Replies: 150
Views: 9,647
Posted By rmaples
How do I explain what Will said thirty years ago?...

How do I explain what Will said thirty years ago? Could you be more specific?
Forum: Military Weapons Forum 05-13-2018, 04:43 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,983
Posted By rmaples
Various administrations have been trying to kill...

Various administrations have been trying to kill that thing off for decades. Mounting a gun sounds crazy enough to be a Lockheed design.
Forum: General Discussion 05-13-2018, 04:31 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,332
Posted By rmaples
Sorry about your bro. Sometimes the pain drives...

Sorry about your bro. Sometimes the pain drives people to alcohol because the docs have to worry more about some fed investigating him than doing right for his patients. Compare how many people die...
Forum: Political News and Discussion 05-13-2018, 09:53 AM
Replies: 150
Views: 9,647
Posted By rmaples
Old style Dems and Reps both have the same...

Old style Dems and Reps both have the same problem. They offer to pass a law determining where a tranny can take a crap and then expect people to actually care, when the truth is that all but a few...
Forum: General Discussion 05-13-2018, 09:04 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,270
Posted By rmaples
The strangest part about these school shootings...

The strangest part about these school shootings is how the kids' parents don't know that they have the guns, or do know and also know that the kids are having serious mental problems and then don't...
Forum: Political News and Discussion 05-13-2018, 08:39 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 6,547
Posted By rmaples
I think Session's main concern is keeping his job...

I think Session's main concern is keeping his job at least until he can run for office again. Getting the boot by Trump could end his political career and he doesn't want that. I'd bet truth be told...
Forum: Political News and Discussion 05-13-2018, 08:35 AM
Replies: 150
Views: 9,647
Posted By rmaples
Will used to have his place in the journalistic...

Will used to have his place in the journalistic aristocracy, but he got old, boring and out of date when Obama won. The Rep Party changed with the Tea Party and even more when Trump took control and...
Forum: Disaster Preparedness General Discussion 05-13-2018, 03:23 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 8,486
Posted By rmaples
Worst part is that since you say that many...

Worst part is that since you say that many inmates weren't particularly dangerous before being locked up, many of them became that way because of their experiences in lockup.
Remember the juvenile...
Forum: Vehicles & Transportation 05-12-2018, 02:07 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 6,825
Posted By rmaples
Or just buy a spare battery, put it and the...

Or just buy a spare battery, put it and the jumper cables into a gym bag and get all the jumps you want. I use Walmart garden tractor batteries for jumping and have installed dual batteries in all my...
Forum: Political News and Discussion 05-12-2018, 12:03 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,869
Posted By rmaples
In midterms if the President's party loses it's...

In midterms if the President's party loses it's because voters in his party aren't voting or undecided voters including Independents aren't voting for the President's party.
Concerning voting...
Forum: DIY - Do It Yourself 05-12-2018, 11:35 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 516
Posted By rmaples
Could never criticize someone who can tie a good...

Could never criticize someone who can tie a good knot. Some of my favorite hobbies are tying knots and picking locks. Skills that everyone will need eventually.
Forum: Firearms General Discussion 05-12-2018, 11:15 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,581
Posted By rmaples
One worm or defective line of code and you have a...

One worm or defective line of code and you have a bunch of goofy looking toys bumping into things and constantly rebooting.
Forum: General Discussion 05-12-2018, 11:09 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 5,253
Posted By rmaples
Always like it when someone defends their...

Always like it when someone defends their position by verifying mine.
Find someone with an IQ above sixty to explain the post. Since you're obviously illiterate, you are a fine representation of...
Forum: Political News and Discussion 05-12-2018, 03:38 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 7,309
Posted By rmaples
How are your VFW buds going to take it when the...

How are your VFW buds going to take it when the VA is privatized and they are given a choice of receiving retirement or disability? How many flew combat missions over Hanoi? How many had a cat and a...
Forum: Controversial News and Alternative Politics 05-12-2018, 12:21 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 4,803
Posted By rmaples
NO WAY. Things that most people would be...

NO WAY. Things that most people would be embarrassed about that could lead to blackmail he would brag about?
Someone threaten to divulge that Melania is an alien? Trump would say that after banging...
Forum: DIY - Do It Yourself 05-12-2018, 12:11 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,043
Posted By rmaples
Definitely sand, fill, sand, prime and paint....

Definitely sand, fill, sand, prime and paint. With a little care you'd never notice the repair.
Forum: Controversial News and Alternative Politics 05-12-2018, 12:06 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,810
Posted By rmaples
Wait for the TV announcer to yell "April...

Wait for the TV announcer to yell "April Fools."
Forum: Food and water 05-12-2018, 12:04 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,928
Posted By rmaples
When I had to travel while in the MC, took the...

When I had to travel while in the MC, took the driving time to pump up with protein. Pretty much lived on desiccated liver tablets, amino tabs, protein shakes and lots of pure water. If you have...
Forum: General Discussion 05-11-2018, 10:29 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 5,253
Posted By rmaples
Without McCain Palin would be back in Wesquealer...

Without McCain Palin would be back in Wesquealer drinking beer and searching her grandkids (all of whom would be living with her) for meth pipes while sitting in the family bait shop trying to...
Forum: Political News and Discussion 05-11-2018, 08:45 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 7,309
Posted By rmaples
What exactly did people think was going to...

What exactly did people think was going to happen? Do you believe that the Russians, who don't have a dog in the fight and are protected by their nationality were going to plead guilty? They'll go...
Forum: Controversial News and Alternative Politics 05-11-2018, 01:14 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 4,803
Posted By rmaples
He's got some skanks in his past, and if some of...

He's got some skanks in his past, and if some of them spoke up he'd probably be embarrassed but not compromised.
Forum: Manmade and Natural Disasters 05-11-2018, 02:36 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 10,482
Posted By rmaples
China really is a closed country. Sources that...

China really is a closed country. Sources that can provide information about a country's GDP, GNP, employment rates etc. can't supply verifiable information about China because it is a closed...
Forum: Disaster Preparedness General Discussion 05-11-2018, 12:11 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,077
Posted By rmaples
Not likely that a Third World country will...

Not likely that a Third World country will trigger or be affected by a SHTF event to the degree that the US will be affected because most Third World countries have a governmental/economic system...
Forum: Disaster Preparedness General Discussion 05-10-2018, 09:58 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,077
Posted By rmaples
Huge areas south of the border are populated by...

Huge areas south of the border are populated by subsistence farmers who live a lifestyle that hasn't been experienced in the US since the turn of the century. Obviously, the law enforcement agencies...
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