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Forum: General Garage Discussion 09-08-2014, 11:41 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 3,566
Posted By jmauld
Re: Why would a Battery Tender Junior not be sold in California?

Or alternatively, acknowledge that this technology allows a very large portion of the U.S. to work from home. A population working from home would have a huge impact on our petroleum usage. Yet we...
Forum: General Garage Discussion 09-08-2014, 11:39 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 3,566
Posted By jmauld
Re: Why would a Battery Tender Junior not be sold in California?

Here is my problem with this law. The consumers don't care. The fact that California has to enact a law to address Vampire Loads (again, I agree 100% that they SHOULD be addressed), is where the...
Forum: General Garage Discussion 09-08-2014, 10:01 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 3,566
Posted By jmauld
Re: Why would a Battery Tender Junior not be sold in California?

I can't say that, but I am less than the current average. My next house will be smaller. (not including the garage, of course.)
Forum: General Garage Discussion 09-08-2014, 09:47 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 3,566
Posted By jmauld
Forum: General Garage Discussion 09-08-2014, 09:23 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 3,566
Posted By jmauld
Re: Why would a Battery Tender Junior not be sold in California?

There's your upfront cost and also the environmental cost of replacing a large working appliance with a new large appliance that is only slightly more efficient, so it doesn't necessarily benefit...
Forum: General Garage Discussion 09-08-2014, 09:19 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 3,566
Posted By jmauld
Re: Why would a Battery Tender Junior not be sold in California?

Couple of things. This whole topic started due to an inconvenience to a consumer...

The next thing is that we are chasing inefficiencies in our CURRENT technology. 30 years ago, it would've...
Forum: General Garage Discussion 09-08-2014, 08:57 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 3,566
Posted By jmauld
Re: Why would a Battery Tender Junior not be sold in California?

The average US house uses 903,000 wh per month. a 1w vampire load consumes 720 wh per month.

Some would argue that discussing vampire loads, while we insist on watching TV on a 60" screen in a 70...
Forum: General Garage Discussion 09-08-2014, 08:12 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 3,566
Posted By jmauld
Re: Why would a Battery Tender Junior not be sold in California?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Drinking_the_Kool-Aid
Forum: General Garage Discussion 09-08-2014, 08:05 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 3,566
Posted By jmauld
Re: Why would a Battery Tender Junior not be sold in California?

To be fair, vampire loads are also "rounding errors" in relation to how much energy we use in general.

So, if going after one rounding error is a good thing, we might as well go after the next...
Forum: General Tool Discussion 07-03-2014, 07:50 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,559
Posted By jmauld
Re: Snap-On / Wright Tools comparison.

You have a bad one. Mine doesn't slip at all. That ratchet has become my go to tool for most quick jobs.
Forum: Garage Gallery 07-01-2014, 10:45 PM
Replies: 3,878
Views: 1,737,931
Posted By jmauld
Re: The 12-Gauge Garage

Looks like a cool project for this: http://www.musclewires.com
Forum: General Tool Discussion 06-21-2014, 09:58 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 666
Posted By jmauld
Forum: General Tool Discussion 04-30-2014, 07:00 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,966
Posted By jmauld
Re: The USA made conundrum...

Thank you for supporting us! I always look for US, then European/Canadian/Japanese, and then I look for the low-price point if nothing else is available. It's a shame that our business leaders are...
Forum: General Tool Discussion 04-27-2014, 10:55 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,966
Posted By jmauld
Re: The USA made conundrum...

There is a point to buying old product. It beats letting it go to the landfill. No point in using our resources to make a new one, when an old one is perfectly fine.
Forum: Heating and A/C 03-20-2014, 07:51 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 643
Posted By jmauld
Re: Anyone using a Fahrenheat FUH724 240-volt Garage Heater

I have one in a 24x26 garage. Walls and door are insulated, the ceiling is not. On a 35 degree day it can get the garage up to 65 degrees but it takes about two hours to get it that high.

I...
Forum: Garage Gallery 03-14-2014, 11:36 PM
Replies: 3,878
Views: 1,737,931
Posted By jmauld
Re: The 12-Gauge Garage

I've been meaning to ask you this, and this pretty much opens the door for the question. I've been thinking about picking up an old 60's mustang for a toy, that would see similar duty to what you do...
Forum: Lighting & Electrical 02-12-2014, 08:39 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 5,876
Posted By jmauld
Re: Back Feeding With A Generator

What do homeowners, who are feeding the grid with solar power, do when the power goes out? Do they have a switch that disconnects their power source?

If I were a lineman, with the availability of...
Forum: Questions & Suggestions 11-19-2013, 04:33 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 384
Posted By jmauld
Re: Tapatalk Support

Is there anyway to disable the annoying "download tapatalk" messages that I get when I view this forum?
Forum: General Garage Discussion 11-10-2013, 07:26 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 12,634
Posted By jmauld
Re: Smart phone Garage opener (Fairly cheap)

How does it know if the door is opened or closed?
Forum: Garage Gallery 10-06-2013, 07:04 PM
Replies: 1,159
Views: 584,565
Posted By jmauld
Re: Garages at Night Thread

Here's one I took last night.
Forum: Garage Gallery 08-11-2013, 07:16 AM
Replies: 122
Views: 27,592
Posted By jmauld
Re: Small Shop Project in the Green Mountains

Just curious, but can you remove the wall between the existing garage and the new garage to open the space up more?

The shop looks good, and very well built!
Forum: General Tool Discussion 08-01-2013, 04:54 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,270
Posted By jmauld
Re: Guy wants to buy CL tool from me w/Paypal...yes or no??

Just a heads up, but you should never log into a bank account on a computer that isn't controlled by you. Keystroke loggers are free for anyone to use.
Forum: General Garage Discussion 07-22-2013, 09:09 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,421
Posted By jmauld
Re: LM3800... garage door opens on its own!

A week after this was posted, I came home and my rear garage door was up. I closed it and within fifteen minutes it was up again. I put it back down and it did the same thing a short while after...
Forum: General Garage Discussion 06-26-2013, 07:42 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,592
Posted By jmauld
Re: Other than a bonfire any suggestions on what to do with . . . .

Or at least boost ramps to help get the jack under the car.

You can also make heavy duty boxes out of them.
Forum: Heating and A/C 06-18-2013, 11:14 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 711
Posted By jmauld
Re: Recommend me a portable shop fan

A friend of mine has one of these. Works well and his is Made in the USA.

http://www.homedepot.com/p/Ventamatic-24-in-Direct-Drive-Tilt-Drum-Fan-BF24TF-ORG-UPS/202794268#.UcCHFtjdv2o

If my...
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