Dismiss Notice

Welcome To CK5!

Registering is free and easy! Hope to see you on the forums soon.

Score a FREE t-shirt and membership sticker when you sign up for a Premium Membership and choose the recurring plan.

Shop tips... whats yours?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by jjlaughner, Apr 27, 2004.

  1. jjlaughner

    jjlaughner 3/4 ton status

    Joined:
    Jan 12, 2001
    Posts:
    7,406
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Indiana
    If you garage is like mine you probley have 10 extention cords... I never could find the right one that I needed..... TILL TONIGHT

    [​IMG]
    I color coded the wires /forums/images/graemlins/waytogo.gif /forums/images/graemlins/histerical.gif


    Post your shop tips /forums/images/graemlins/ears.gif
     
  2. bigyellowjimmy

    bigyellowjimmy 1/2 ton status

    Joined:
    Jan 15, 2004
    Posts:
    2,105
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Chandler, AZ
    I always keep a spray bottle of water handy, cause its not if I start a welding fire, its WHEN. /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
  3. gm4x

    gm4x 1/2 ton status

    Joined:
    Apr 6, 2004
    Posts:
    347
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Pendleton, Indiana
    [ QUOTE ]
    If you garage is like mine you probley have 10 extention cords... I never could find the right one that I needed..... TILL TONIGHT

    [​IMG]
    I color coded the wires /forums/images/graemlins/waytogo.gif /forums/images/graemlins/histerical.gif


    Post your shop tips /forums/images/graemlins/ears.gif

    [/ QUOTE ]

    Replace your trouble-light bulbs when they turn black /forums/images/graemlins/waytogo.gif /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif
     
  4. sled_dog

    sled_dog 1 ton status

    Joined:
    Sep 3, 2002
    Posts:
    16,870
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Austin, TX
    yeah I keep a couple gallon milk jugs of water at all times. There are 2 fire extinguishers but I know at least one is empty.
     
  5. jjlaughner

    jjlaughner 3/4 ton status

    Joined:
    Jan 12, 2001
    Posts:
    7,406
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Indiana
    [ QUOTE ]
    I always keep a spray bottle of water handy, cause its not if I start a welding fire, its WHEN. /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif

    [/ QUOTE ]

    /forums/images/graemlins/thinking.gif hum a spray bottle... I keep a gallon jug in the garage right now for when I'm using the torch
     
  6. 84gmcjimmy

    84gmcjimmy 1 ton status

    Joined:
    Dec 3, 2003
    Posts:
    12,838
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    B.C. CANADA
    Keep the floor clean so you don't knock over anything breakable /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
  7. jjlaughner

    jjlaughner 3/4 ton status

    Joined:
    Jan 12, 2001
    Posts:
    7,406
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Indiana
    [ QUOTE ]
    Replace your trouble-light bulbs when they turn black /forums/images/graemlins/waytogo.gif /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif

    [/ QUOTE ]

    Its one of those tough shop lights... I dont know how long that thing has been in there but it still work and its bright too /forums/images/graemlins/dunno.gif
     
  8. Boss

    Boss 1/2 ton status Author

    Joined:
    Feb 17, 2000
    Posts:
    2,550
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Maryland
    Get a Wife like mine that makes you keep things clean and organized!
    [​IMG]
    /forums/images/graemlins/whistling.gif
     
  9. thezentree

    thezentree 3/4 ton status

    Joined:
    Sep 19, 2003
    Posts:
    7,198
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    NC
    theres no such thing as too much duct tape /forums/images/graemlins/waytogo.gif
     
  10. fwdjunky

    fwdjunky 1/2 ton status

    Joined:
    Oct 12, 2003
    Posts:
    499
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Maricopa, AZ
    Get 5 gallons of the cheapest white enamal paint you can find and slop it on the floor. Reflects light so you have better visibility under truck and makes clean up of spills easier...downside, spills not cleaned up immediatly are VERY slippery...I speak from experience here...
     
  11. camiswelding

    camiswelding 1/2 ton status

    Joined:
    May 25, 2003
    Posts:
    2,545
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Redding, CA
    if you think your shop is big enough... build it twice as big...
    60 x 100 butler building next time....
    60 by 56 is too small
    and you cant have enough electricity or lights
     
  12. jjlaughner

    jjlaughner 3/4 ton status

    Joined:
    Jan 12, 2001
    Posts:
    7,406
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Indiana
    [ QUOTE ]
    if you think your shop is big enough... build it twice as big...
    60 x 100 butler building next time....
    60 by 56 is too small
    and you cant have enough electricity or lights

    [/ QUOTE ]

    Yeah I'm trying to convence dad 32x40 is not big enough.
    We have and problem with not enough lights and juice in the main garage. I wish it was as easy as running a couple new lines. We are going to have to pull the old box in the house (100amp) and replace it with a 200amp box, have a new power line for 200amp dropped then rewire the house to the new box just to run a few new lines to the attached garage /forums/images/graemlins/doah.gif /forums/images/graemlins/yikes.gif
     
  13. Boss

    Boss 1/2 ton status Author

    Joined:
    Feb 17, 2000
    Posts:
    2,550
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Maryland
    I did that about 8 months ago.
    Had someone come out and upgrade our 100amp service to 200amp.
    Then I used the old 100 amp box and wired it up as a sub-panel in the garage. Then I wired up a bunch of 110V and 220V outlets /forums/images/graemlins/smile.gif
    Boss
     
  14. ugly_blazer

    ugly_blazer 1/2 ton status

    Joined:
    Apr 12, 2004
    Posts:
    1,214
    Likes Received:
    0
    I use a roll around shop cart/table to put tools on before getting another tool so I don't forget them under the hood, drive off and lose them.
     
  15. chubbybob

    chubbybob 1/2 ton status

    Joined:
    Oct 18, 2002
    Posts:
    730
    Likes Received:
    0
    get the hell out.

    thats my shop tip /forums/images/graemlins/waytogo.gif
     
  16. kennyw

    kennyw N9PHW Premium Member

    Joined:
    Jun 9, 2002
    Posts:
    13,223
    Likes Received:
    94
    Location:
    Stevens Pass Highway, WA
    [ QUOTE ]
    get the hell out.

    thats my shop tip /forums/images/graemlins/waytogo.gif

    [/ QUOTE ]

    Let me guess what your last yearly review said... "Does not work well with others"? /forums/images/graemlins/thinking.gif
     
  17. mrk5

    mrk5 The Sticker Guy Moderator Vendor GMOTM Winner Author

    Joined:
    Apr 20, 2004
    Posts:
    12,329
    Likes Received:
    1,038
    Location:
    Northern Colorado
    Maybe this is more luxury than practical, but a bathroom is sure nice. /forums/images/graemlins/rolleyes.gif
     
  18. jjlaughner

    jjlaughner 3/4 ton status

    Joined:
    Jan 12, 2001
    Posts:
    7,406
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Indiana
    [ QUOTE ]
    I did that about 8 months ago.
    Had someone come out and upgrade our 100amp service to 200amp.
    Then I used the old 100 amp box and wired it up as a sub-panel in the garage. Then I wired up a bunch of 110V and 220V outlets /forums/images/graemlins/smile.gif
    Boss

    [/ QUOTE ]

    Sounds like what we have to do
     
  19. scoutillac

    scoutillac 1/2 ton status

    Joined:
    Feb 24, 2004
    Posts:
    423
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Spokane, Wa.
    A funnel out the wall into a buried 5 gal bucket full of rocks. Drill a bunch of holes in bucket. Pour fresh water to fluch. There you go. Your instant poor mans garage pisser with septic. TADAAA! /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
  20. Steve_87K5

    Steve_87K5 1/2 ton status

    Joined:
    May 26, 2000
    Posts:
    521
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    central NC
    Brake cleaner: best instant wasp, or big-bug killer out there.
    Instant knock down.
     

Share This Page