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DIY Home Repair Forum: Garden and Lawncare 07-15-2011, 07:31 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,492
Posted By racsan
"ford" edition push-mower!

well, kind of. brought this back to life and decided to go with a tractor 2-tone theme. john deere has been overdone, besides they do have push mowers, thought about oliver, but growing up there was...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Tools 12-28-2009, 12:16 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 5,518
Posted By racsan
my newest toy! its a '99 craftsman 5 hp 2 cycle...

my newest toy! its a '99 craftsman 5 hp 2 cycle 21" single-stage. doesnt work too bad. was $400 new. the ones like this now are 4cycle engines. much better than the shovel!...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Garden and Lawncare 12-28-2009, 12:07 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,027
Posted By racsan
i use stabilizer in the fuel for the last 2...

i use stabilizer in the fuel for the last 2 mowings, and when its ran for the last time i spray fogging oil down the carb until its smoking real good or stalls out, change the oil, sharpen blade,...
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Chit-Chat 05-27-2009, 10:39 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,019
Posted By racsan
yeah, that one may come off as threatning, no...

yeah, that one may come off as threatning, no need to "leave" a job that way.
DIY Home Repair Forum: Tools 05-26-2009, 10:11 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 5,244
Posted By racsan
i have a dewalt 1/2" that is super, came with 2...

i have a dewalt 1/2" that is super, came with 2 packs and a charger. has a "hammer" setting along with the normal clutch settings. got it for christmas so i dont know what it cost, replaced a old...
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Chit-Chat 05-19-2009, 11:59 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 816
Posted By racsan
before i got this car it had had some heavy bondo...

before i got this car it had had some heavy bondo work done on the drivers side, mostly the rear door. it had cracked and rust was coming through, so i knocked off most of the putty (1/2 a cricso...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Garden and Lawncare 05-19-2009, 11:49 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,179
Posted By racsan
as soon as my "fire starter" pinecones get soaked...

as soon as my "fire starter" pinecones get soaked up with enough K-1 to be effective.
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Chit-Chat 05-15-2009, 08:31 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 816
Posted By racsan
auto joke: fwd car with rear chrome cover

took a old 8.8 cover that had rust-through holes, painted it with chrome spray and hung it underneath the taurus, next i need a 4x4 emblem for the trunk deck. looks real at first glance....
DIY Home Repair Forum: Garden and Lawncare 05-15-2009, 08:01 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,179
Posted By racsan
patio fire ring

youve seen those outdoor patio fireplace things that go from 50-100 bucks, ive built my own out of a heavy truck rim and some metal lying around the farm. welded a disc blade to the inside to cover...
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Chit-Chat 05-12-2009, 10:41 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,019
Posted By racsan
way back when i worked at a small family-owned...

way back when i worked at a small family-owned boat dealership ( i was the only one not related) i rigged the chair and desk in the small office, it was a 10 x 10 office with glass frontage, and...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Garden and Lawncare 05-07-2009, 08:52 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,448
Posted By racsan
truck bedliner garden

over the past 6 months ive found 3 different bedliners that have somehow escaped the truck beds they were in, where i live im not allowed to plant anything in the ground, but can have plants in a...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Garden and Lawncare 03-24-2009, 10:37 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,091
Posted By racsan
im thinking this pair is a male/female. one has...

im thinking this pair is a male/female. one has slightly different coloring than the other. wife isnt too happy about them. theyve been in the same area and i think there nesting under a flower bed....
DIY Home Repair Forum: Garden and Lawncare 03-24-2009, 10:46 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,091
Posted By racsan
wriggly critters! keep or not.

with spring i have found a pair of garter snakes, while im not a big fan of them , could they be of good use rather than evicting them? as long as i see them first they dont bother me much, id hate...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Tools 03-22-2009, 08:50 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 4,990
Posted By racsan
home-built air compressor

home-built from a discarded compressor and some scrap steel, this compressor is lots quieter than some newer direct-drive units. air tank is removeable. has a cut-out switch to kick off motor at 115...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Green Energy and Sustenance Living 03-21-2009, 11:18 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 5,447
Posted By racsan
but if its maintaing a constant 120-130 isnt that...

but if its maintaing a constant 120-130 isnt that more effeicent than heating up a tankfull from complete cold? seems like if the a/c is set at a constant setting in the summer the power useage isnt...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Green Energy and Sustenance Living 03-21-2009, 11:14 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 6,727
Posted By racsan
ive been using a kerosene heater this past winter...

ive been using a kerosene heater this past winter to supplement the furnace, have been able to turn down the thermostat and cut the gas bill by half. it wouldnt be the way to go as far as totally...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Tools 03-21-2009, 10:58 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,583
Posted By racsan
i love my makita sander, i had 2 black and decker...

i love my makita sander, i had 2 black and decker sanders that just vibrated themselves to death and gave alot of vibration to the operator as well. the new sander does a excellent job and doesnt...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Tools 03-20-2009, 11:01 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,494
Posted By racsan
single-speed recip saw from a mall tent sale....

single-speed recip saw from a mall tent sale. cant recall the brand, but i picked up this cheap recip saw for 20 bucks. figured no more than i use one it would do. went to change the exhaust on the...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Tools 03-20-2009, 10:31 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 7,711
Posted By racsan
stanley. i try to keep one in the truck as well...

stanley. i try to keep one in the truck as well as the shed. 12' & 25'
DIY Home Repair Forum: Tools 03-20-2009, 10:19 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 7,698
Posted By racsan
i listen for how hollow it sounds when i smack it...

i listen for how hollow it sounds when i smack it with the cleaning brush. just got a magnetic stick-on guage. ive had the same grill for over 15 years, i just keep rebuilding it.
DIY Home Repair Forum: Tools 03-20-2009, 10:08 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 5,231
Posted By racsan
i really like my dewalt drill. i just got a...

i really like my dewalt drill. i just got a porter-cable recip saw from menards that is very nice, almost as good as a milwaukee. for mechanics tools i have mostly craftsman. a few snap-on's here and...
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Chit-Chat 03-20-2009, 09:56 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,904
Posted By racsan
in addition to using a fuel stabilizer (i prefer...

in addition to using a fuel stabilizer (i prefer sta-bil myself) i spray some storage/fogging oil into the carb of the running engine before i shut it off for storage. moth balls are also a good...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Tools 03-20-2009, 08:57 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,201
Posted By racsan
homebuilt air compressor.

made from a discarded piston compressor, some scrap iron,a old tank, new motor & hardware, this compressor is much quieter than some new direct-drive ones. yes its heavy. it was out of service for a...
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Chit-Chat 11-30-2008, 11:20 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,046
Posted By racsan
born in '70

born in '70
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Chit-Chat 11-28-2008, 05:12 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,046
Posted By racsan
ha ha. i remeber that. but then i dont remember...

ha ha. i remeber that. but then i dont remember where i left that screwdriver i was just using................
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