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    e9999 replied to the thread OFFGRID TREK SOLAR PANELS.
    23+% is high for consumer level panels. I imagine that's their rating... Maybe optimistic?
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    since we talked a bit about chaps earlier, here is a new vid on chaps and electric saw. Not entirely conclusive and a clickbait title but at least there is some real world info:
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    e9999 replied to the thread multimeter recommendation.
    I have had good luck with a Uni-T inexpensive meter and it seems suitably accurate for the low cost.
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    one can debate endlessly about the tires... Another big issue, though, is that there is sand and then there is sand! It can make a night and day difference. I have a bit of experience with some local beach sand dunes. The 100 does very well...
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    it's also easy to drill some holes and use a cheap piece of rebar vertically to help the jenga stack (can't remember the correct name for the alternating direction stack, but you get the idea) stay together. And/or use some wood glue. added...
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    e9999 replied to the thread multimeter recommendation.
    OP, coupla more things if that helps: - yes, the thermocouple probe is nice to have if you think you may have to look at your A/C, cooling system, AT temps and the like. Even used mine to calibrate my kitchen oven.... (Nerd!) - And another big...
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    ^ I would be surprised if a stack of construction 2x4s under a flat surface would not easily support a Cruiser, stengthwise. Of course, the stability of the stack is another matter.
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    e9999 replied to the thread multimeter recommendation.
    my unexpert take on this is that if you want to measure voltage at 120 and below, AC and DC, most meters even inexpensive will be quite accurate, do fine and should be reasonably safe. If you go higher voltage then that, then checking out...
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    e9999 replied to the thread HELP : 240V home outlet.
    240V is not inherently that much more complicated than 120, but it'll kill you deader...
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    e9999 replied to the thread multimeter recommendation.
    I would look at models that can do clamp DC amps measurements. Very useful for automotive work.
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    Can't trust the Internet any more? Is the world going to pot? What is a man to do then? Been seeing these vids about MDF wheels for some time. Evidently, they are the ultimate sharpening tools. Every vid shows them taking a dull knife...
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    the hydraulic press channel has a vid where they test rounds of wood for compression strength. Pretty impressive. IIRC they were talking like 20 and 50 tons to break one.
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    there is usually a reason why you can't find easily odd stuff. Tools are usually sized properly for a purpose. In this case, I suspect the lack of choice may be because having a long handle on a small bolt or nut tool is likely to result in...
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    I got the 12 tons ones from HF. I figured knowing the company it was better to be go way over board. I did not have any problem with them, they look fine and very beefy -although of course you can't tell the quality of the metal from the...
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    I don't recall any obvious outside signs short of the usual handling marks on bolt heads etc. On the flip side, you might look for evidence of leaks from the water pump, which would suggest that it needs replacing and possibly also that the...
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    e9999 replied to the thread What tool do I need for this??.
    looks like there is room for visegrips on the head, if you can reach it. If all else fails, seems like welding a nut on there would be pretty easy.
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    yes, but it also reinforces the notion that you need some seriously big batteries to get much done with an electric saw. It is probably a misconception to think that a little 2Ah 18V battery will do very much for you. Which in turn would mean...
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    here is another take on this. Interesting. I suppose one can debate if it's a valid comparison. And of course it's not about just a couple of quick cuts on the trail. But it does address a bit the issue of batteries which has been on my mind...
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    e9999 replied to the thread Receiver hitch tire bead breaker..
    that was fast... Nice job!
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    e9999 replied to the thread Receiver hitch tire bead breaker..
    very nice. (Note that if you carry a Hi Lift already, you could also use that to pop the bead, even putting it in the hitch receiver as well if high enough. That's a bit more likely to damage sheet metal than yours though if you fumble, but if...
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    you were lucky cuz IIRC #2 is the only one that's directly reachable on the PS without removal of the airbox. Not that the latter is very difficult, but your new friend may have been less willing to do another one in the parking lot. But that...
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    If you'd want to save a trip and possibly some money, in the old days you'd disconnect the wires one at a time and see which one did not result in a change in engine idling. Is there a way to do that easily on the 100 or is everything there...
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    obviously, that was a pretty dumb move of theirs, but easy to fix yourself. If you don't want to drill and tap, it seems that you could mount the socket assembly to the cross-member easily enough with a bracket.
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    sorry, don't have any pics but I imagine it's pretty easy to see while under there.
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    Had a look earlier. Probably best in a separate thread but looking at the latch from the outside, it's just a little pin sticking into the space behind the door and catching a leaf spring. Plastic pin it seems. Probably fairly easy to pull or...
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