Bombmaker2's Garage/Workshop

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This is my garage where all of my (non food related) projects are planned, built, or designed. It is also my entry to the Share Your Space Challenge. Enjoy!

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    pfred2

    8 years ago on Introduction

    Looks like everything but the kitchen sink to me. Sinks are handy to have in workshops. I wish I had one!

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    abstractedpfred2

    Reply 7 years ago on Introduction

    if you lift the top of my one workbench, theres a stainless steel kitchen sink under it...with a large pail a 12v power supply and a windshield washer pump...its a varsol part cleaner.

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    bombmaker2pfred2

    Reply 8 years ago on Introduction

    Thanks for reading! I want one too but unfortunately it would be too much work to put one into my garage.

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    pfred2bombmaker2

    Reply 8 years ago on Introduction

    Ha ha sometimes plumbing can be fun especially when it doesn't involve cleaning gunk out of pipe traps!

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    bombmaker2pfred2

    Reply 8 years ago on Introduction

    Haha that is true. It's also not fun when it takes 5 or so tries to sweat one pipe on a water heater that just won't seal!!

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    pfred2bombmaker2

    Reply 8 years ago on Introduction

    Successful sweating is all in the prep work. Once you've done that right the rest of it goes straightforward. I have three rules for soldering they are as follows clean, clean, clean! Now I tin the fittings before I solder pipes together and things go pretty easily for me. You do know the filthy dirty rosin rag wipe trick don't you?

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    bombmaker2pfred2

    Reply 8 years ago on Introduction

    No I do not know that trick but I've since switched to SharkBite fittings because they always work the first time.

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    pfred2bombmaker2

    Reply 8 years ago on Introduction

    Most of us just use the plain old bites fittings and make them work, after a while hopefully the first time. Try wiping a joint while it is still molten with a cotton rag (old hand towels are the best). By the time your rag is filthy dirty with rosin you might be getting it down!