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Old 06-06-2017, 08:43 AM   #61
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FWIW --- The DOD ran extensive tests on various brands of penetrating solutions and found that that the one that beat all the others...was a home brew.

1/2 Transmission Fluid
1/2 Acetone

You do have to shake it to keep it mixed but I have tried it and it does work like gangbusters.
I have seen that. I will try it.

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Old 06-06-2017, 08:46 AM   #62
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And...the price can't be beat.
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Old 06-06-2017, 11:32 AM   #63
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I think I've run out of Kroil but on the bus I haven't needed any. All the bolts that refuse to let go get cut.
+1 on that! Kroil is good stuff. +1 on destroying anything that's in your way, too, I suppose.
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Old 06-06-2017, 11:37 AM   #64
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FWIW --- The DOD ran extensive tests on various brands of penetrating solutions and found that that the one that beat all the others...was a home brew.

1/2 Transmission Fluid
1/2 Acetone

You do have to shake it to keep it mixed but I have tried it and it does work like gangbusters.
There's a homebrew recipe floating around the home shop machinist community that's called "Ed's Red". That sounds similar, although IIRC Ed's has 3 ingredients.

Secret Agent Google yields:
CONTENTS: Ed's Red Bore Cleaner

1 part Dexron II, IIe or III ATF, GM Spec. D-20265 or later.

1 part Kerosene - deodorized, K1

1 part Aliphatic Mineral Spirits, Fed. Spec. TT-T-2981F, CAS
#64741-49-9, or may substitute "Stoddard Solvent", CAS #8052-41-3, or
equivalent, (aka "Varsol")

1 part Acetone, CAS #67-64-1.

(Optional up to 1 lb. of Lanolin, Anhydrous, USP per gallon, OK to
substitute Lanolin, Modified, Topical Lubricant, from the drug store)
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Old 06-06-2017, 12:30 PM   #65
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I wonder how the ingredients of Marvel Mystery Oil compare to those two recipes.
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Old 06-06-2017, 08:03 PM   #66
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One thing NOBODY's mentioned - an extension ladder! You'll need to get up once in while.
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Old 06-06-2017, 08:17 PM   #67
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One thing NOBODY's mentioned - an extension ladder! You'll need to get up once in while.
A good step ladder for the sides and to go through the roof hatch, at the least.

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Old 06-07-2017, 07:40 AM   #68
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A good step ladder for the sides and to go through the roof hatch, at the least.
A frame ladder or one of the folder deals.

Horrible Fright $139.99 minus the 20% coupon.
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Old 06-11-2017, 05:32 PM   #69
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I just picked one up (17') at the orange big box store for $119. After the GI discount, it was only $112. AND it supports up to 375 lbs.
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Old 06-12-2017, 08:28 AM   #70
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I just picked one up (17') at the orange big box store for $119. After the GI discount, it was only $112. AND it supports up to 375 lbs.
$99 at the Horrible Freight sidewalk sale. I did NOT buy one. I have a 6 ft A-frame ladder and a 16' extension so not sure I really want to buy one.
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Old 06-12-2017, 09:19 AM   #72
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Old 06-12-2017, 04:43 PM   #73
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Anybody ever actually work with one of these? I would think the form factor would be good for travelling use, but I don't know if they're worth the considerable premium in price. I did see one once that a home inspector brought out to a house I was considering, and it seemed sturdy when I climbed it (270 lb).

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Old 06-12-2017, 05:05 PM   #74
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Ooh... someone mentioned a prybar. Best tool I have, 8 foot prybar.. Nothing survives it... i managed to bend mine a little pulling a 15 foot tree out of the ground.

I shoved that prybar deep into the space between the floor and wood deck... Eventually the floor got the idea and started to come up easier cause it realized what was in store for it.
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Old 06-12-2017, 05:13 PM   #75
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I just used my Prybar today... wheeling 450 lbs worth of transmission and jack on hot pavement was a tad tough for a 140 lob guy.. so I used a prybar to scoot it along. the little divets in the pavement will help it not be so slippery come winter
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Old 06-12-2017, 06:08 PM   #76
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Anybody ever actually work with one of these? I would think the form factor would be good for travelling use, but I don't know if they're worth the considerable premium in price. I did see one once that a home inspector brought out to a house I was considering, and it seemed sturdy when I climbed it (270 lb).

https://www.walmart.com/ip/ABN-Alumi...-max/169804134
I have a similar set up. It is pretty convenient and sturdy. I don't remember where I bought it.

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Old 06-12-2017, 09:33 PM   #77
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I had one of those ladders (as in the video) took so long to transform it from A to B, I got rid of it.

I've always referred to the long pry bar as a Johnson Bar. (you might imagine why)
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Old 06-13-2017, 06:48 AM   #78
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Never seen one, never used one but that has cartoon sketch written all over it.
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I just used my Prybar today... wheeling 450 lbs worth of transmission and jack on hot pavement was a tad tough for a 140 lob guy.. so I used a prybar to scoot it along. the little divets in the pavement will help it not be so slippery come winter
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When pavement melts, it's time to consider moving!!
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When pavement melts, it's time to consider moving!!
Or build a solar oven!

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