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Forum: Smoke Signals 12-07-2018, 10:35 AM
Replies: 160
Views: 11,954
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Jeld-Wen sent me parts 3x over the course of...

Jeld-Wen sent me parts 3x over the course of MONTHS under warranty. Finally told them that if they could to figure out what the built for me, how could they possibly fix it. Also told them my...
Forum: Smoke Signals 12-06-2018, 06:59 PM
Replies: 2,580
Views: 220,663
Posted By jlawles2
Wednesday December 5th, pulled 400'+ double...

Wednesday December 5th, pulled 400'+ double derricks over.
Forum: LB7 11-27-2018, 06:28 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,787
Posted By jlawles2
Bale connectors they are referring to are the 2...

Bale connectors they are referring to are the 2 big ones on the DS of the engine above the glow plug controller. Its a good idea to check all of the connections as its possible to push a pin out the...
Forum: LMM 11-23-2018, 10:13 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 251
Posted By jlawles2
My LLY and LBZ did the same thing. Not quite...

My LLY and LBZ did the same thing. Not quite that bad though. After changing batteries, it was better, but still not quite where it should have been. I ended up pulling both alternators and...
Forum: Wheels & Tires 11-11-2018, 05:50 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 552
Posted By jlawles2
Any chance it can be repaired? I had the bead...

Any chance it can be repaired? I had the bead area get removed from one and they put it back together.
Forum: Gallery 09-26-2018, 08:18 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 7,257
Posted By jlawles2
Love the oak bed in the C10. You should try...

Love the oak bed in the C10. You should try Lyptus and red Mahogany stain. It will look like mahogany when done.

If you leave the Lyptus natural without stain it is Salmon colored.

Either...
Forum: Smoke Signals 09-11-2018, 08:20 AM
Replies: 2,580
Views: 220,663
Posted By jlawles2
A little aluminum foil tape and it would have...

A little aluminum foil tape and it would have been good for the season.
Forum: Smoke Signals 09-08-2018, 04:35 AM
Replies: 2,580
Views: 220,663
Posted By jlawles2
I missed it and did not get to see the pictures,...

I missed it and did not get to see the pictures, but power plant I was working at was doing commissioning work and had something in the cabinet come loose. When they racked it back in, the feed fork...
Forum: Smoke Signals 09-07-2018, 06:27 PM
Replies: 2,580
Views: 220,663
Posted By jlawles2
Are those cut proof gloves? Paper can take a...

Are those cut proof gloves? Paper can take a finger off if not careful. Also that tinted shield is nice so you don't get blinded by the light reflecting off the paper and trip causing you to fall...
Forum: Smoke Signals 09-06-2018, 05:55 PM
Replies: 2,580
Views: 220,663
Posted By jlawles2
Guy at work many years ago had something similar...

Guy at work many years ago had something similar happen. Older plugs were more prone to the aluminum wire having issues. I think corrosion gets them.
Forum: Gallery 08-29-2018, 07:11 PM
Replies: 950
Views: 169,588
Posted By jlawles2
What caught my attention on the flare truck was...

What caught my attention on the flare truck was the lack of tire clearance to fender. Then the flare jumped out at me.

The under door dump was sent to me by my nephew. Said it looked like an 8"...
Forum: Gallery 08-28-2018, 07:33 PM
Replies: 950
Views: 169,588
Posted By jlawles2
Self Explanatory.

Self Explanatory.
Forum: Smoke Signals 08-24-2018, 07:25 PM
Replies: 2,580
Views: 220,663
Posted By jlawles2
never had any, but when they are babies, i can...

never had any, but when they are babies, i can imagine they are easy to get attached to.

Right now we have 3 kittens that should have been named butt head 1,2 and 3 about half of the time and shoe...
Forum: General Fuel Pump & Exhaust Questions 08-21-2018, 03:28 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 6,200
Posted By jlawles2
I wonder if you have a bad ground, bad sending...

I wonder if you have a bad ground, bad sending unit, or bad gauge? Did you try a mechanical gauge to verify fuel pressure?
Forum: Smoke Signals 08-11-2018, 05:52 AM
Replies: 2,580
Views: 220,663
Posted By jlawles2
Yeah the operator on the job was sitting in the...

Yeah the operator on the job was sitting in the cab when they called that and just revel the engine. They quickly yelled stop.

Amazing that they thin you can make that small of a movement whey...
Forum: Smoke Signals 08-10-2018, 03:24 AM
Replies: 2,580
Views: 220,663
Posted By jlawles2
I'm an engineer who lays out lifts and such. Was...

I'm an engineer who lays out lifts and such. Was on a job with 94k hanging on the hook at 400' radius when they called for 1/2" swing so they could make up the bolts.

Been on the deck when survey...
Forum: Smoke Signals 08-09-2018, 07:33 PM
Replies: 2,580
Views: 220,663
Posted By jlawles2
Can you give me 1/2" of left swing bolts aren't...

Can you give me 1/2" of left swing bolts aren't quite lined up.
Forum: Duramax Engine Building 08-09-2018, 07:31 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,696
Posted By jlawles2
Borax was used on band brakes to stop them from...

Borax was used on band brakes to stop them from squealing in the old friction rig machines when they were glazed over.

Some of that old school stuff is way easier and more useful when far away...
Forum: Appearance & Detailing 08-06-2018, 03:16 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,338
Posted By jlawles2
Machines leak fluids sometimes. Could be really...

Machines leak fluids sometimes. Could be really from anything, and no telling how it got there. If its under the primer its been there a long time, and the paint cleaning process did not remove it.
Forum: Appearance & Detailing 08-05-2018, 01:08 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,338
Posted By jlawles2
GM went through painting problems many years ago....

GM went through painting problems many years ago. Primer had a defined dime between spray and re-coat without having to sand. If you missed the window, it would cause the base paint and clear to...
Forum: General Fuel Pump & Exhaust Questions 08-05-2018, 06:50 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 5,623
Posted By jlawles2
From what I remember the 150's are a flow through...

From what I remember the 150's are a flow through design, that's why I put one in my truck. Check the fuse and relay, then move on to the more complicated. I have read where trash gets in to the...
Forum: Mike L's Trans Talk 08-05-2018, 06:47 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 300
Posted By jlawles2
Front pump is on its way out or something is...

Front pump is on its way out or something is letting it loose prime. Tell him to not throw it in reverse so fast if he wants it to live. The trans is starved of fluid and from what I have been told...
Forum: Duramax Engine Building 08-04-2018, 03:16 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,696
Posted By jlawles2
Almost looks like something in the oil or rings. ...

Almost looks like something in the oil or rings. Have them check the squirters.

Something in the oil would act like an abrasive and wear the walls, this would mean that the filter is either...
Forum: Smoke Signals 08-02-2018, 08:39 PM
Replies: 2,580
Views: 220,663
Posted By jlawles2
https://www.harborfreight.com/110-hp-transfer-pump...

https://www.harborfreight.com/110-hp-transfer-pump-63317.html
https://www.harborfreight.com/12-volt-dc-transfer-pump-63324.html
Forum: Smoke Signals 08-02-2018, 07:22 AM
Replies: 2,580
Views: 220,663
Posted By jlawles2
If you can put an inline pump on the heater...

If you can put an inline pump on the heater circuit, that would circulate the product. I think HF sells a cheap rubber impeller pump that you could plumb in. Hopefully most of the stuff came out...
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