You guys are a bunch of suckers- all we need to do is post some message
about jobs going overseas and you all stop working and spend all your time
writing about how unfair it all is- meanwhile my guys are hard at it
building more computers so more of you can get on this board and do less
Pretty soon your guys will be working for wallmart and my stock divadens
will go up and i won't have to work. Your guys will be working for us and i
can spend all day long posting how great china is, now go back to work
i need the money.
My, aren't we clever!
Hey, fool------our discussions are a sign it's winter----that's how we pass
our time when we can't go outside and enjoy--we pick a stupid subject and
beat the hell out of it. Everyone needs a hobby-----this one is ours.
I *tried* installing a fairing on a motorbike last night, out in
At five degrees the wire insulation was so brittle I couldn't bend
the wires to get them through the grommets. I was able to work
one hand at a time, with the other one in a glove, for about ten
minutes until I was worried that I'd wind up with frostbite.
That hobby's gonna have to wait till it warms up!
Jim (who's idea of nirvana is a fully heated shop to work on bikes...)
At least somewhere in the USA. Posted on an earthlink system,
and the "NNTP-Posting-Host: " (22.214.171.124) shows up as Level-#, which
is at least based in Bloomfield Colorado, though it has pretty wide
coverage in the US.
Certainly appears to be a troll of some sort.
Let's see who else has been posting from within the same
class-C subnet during the period covered by my current news spool:
1) All from the same class-C IP block, which means that all
from the same geographic area, and the IP address changes with
each fresh connection.
2) Three different (presumably forged) usernames and claimeed ISPs.
3) All from the same version of Outlook Express, and thus possibly
from the same machine.
So -- the odds are that all are from the same individual.
4) All but one are quite contentious subjects. The one seems to
have some advice, though not particularly good advice. And that
was back on 1 December 2004.
I think that we have someone here who prefers to stir up
controversy instead of to discuss metalworking subjects directly.
And I think that it is time to add this particular thread to my
I installed hydronic heating in our shop---including the RV storage side,
which I can control temperature wise independently of the shop. Best
damned move I've ever made. I can work under a car or truck right off the
heated concrete floor in complete comfort, aside from the hard surface.
Harbor Freight sells a propane infrared heater for $39.95. It mounts
on the top of the 5gal bottle and works rather well. I was given one a
month ago, and its great.
"Gunner, you are the same ridiculous liberal f--k you ever where."
Don't think I'm not considering all this. The garage has no
doors, so there's no way to heat it overall. I don't want
open flames because of the fuel present, so that rules out
The IR propane heater is a nice idea - but then that means
keeping a propane bottle around for it, etc. I have been
considering an IR electric heater for the few times I want
to work out there in the sub-zero times.
I have used the lights they sell for chicken brooders. A 250 watt R-40
lamp as I recall ( built in reflector ). It provides light and heat.
You might also ask Vincent about the gloves he has. They are a
fingerless glove with a bit like a mitten that can either be held on
the back of the hand by some velcro bits or go over the exposed
jim rozen wrote:
Gloves like that can be found at Airplane model stores (RC planes in winter)
and very likely stores that carry hunting supplies...
I have a pair and use them when I use an air blower - tends to limit the
wear and tear on my arm. I don't switch hands back and forth during a tank of
I use a couple of the 4' Fostoria IR heaters from Enco in my garage -
one for when it is chilly and two for when it is damn cold. Machines and
tools were nice and toasty when it was -15F last week. The down side is
it costs me about 16 cents an hour to run each one, or about $8 a day to
run both. It's not bad if I turn them on for occasional work in the
garage, but too expensive to leave them run 24/7. Before that I used a
radiant kerosene heater, but the amount of ventilation I needed to
prevent that queasy carbon monoxide poisoning feeling pretty much
negated the heating effects.