Kara Garrison Harbor Freight October 05th, 2019 - 03:59:36
He told me that he was so busy he had to take three guys with him just to finish all the work of his mobile car washing route so he could have enough time to do details in the afternoon. Apparently Santa Barbara was in a significant drought situation, and the car wash had been rationed for water. Each morning he would drive down to Ventura fill up his water tanks and drive back because he wasn't allowed to fill up the water tank in Santa Barbara due to the Level III Drought in his area.
First, let me tell you what turns me on the most about a really, really clean bike. I drive up to a friend's place and get the same reaction I've gotten since I started riding 38 years ago, "man is that all you ever do is clean that thing"? No, I reply, my wife cleans it for me. It's worth it just to see them turn that funny shade of green. No, my wife doesn't clean my bike and that isn't all I ever do. I'm like anyone else I'd rather ride the thing. So why don't we get right to it, shall we?
The assembly instructions had me using a bolt, two washers, and a locknut on each leg to hold it in place. Problem is, that means that the legs will wear on the sideplates. Not a good idea. I bought 8 more flat stainless steel washers and slipped those washers in between the legs and the sidepanels. Now the legs will wear on the washers instead of the sideplates. This makes the leg securing assembly consist of the bolt head, washer, sideplate, washer, leg, washer, other sideplate, washer, then the locknut. So each of the legs now has 4 washers: two washers on the outside of the side panels, and two washers to keep the leg from rubbing on the sidewall directly. Again, don't overtighten, or the workbench won't fold up.
When all the cardboard has been laid out on the driveway and in the garage, I roll a heavy single coat on, being sure to roll the paint into the creases created from the folding of corners in it's previous life as a box. The advantage to mass painting is the dry time alone from opening up a can again and again. As of this writing, the Home Depot in my town doesn't stock them anymore since they informed me that they are just going to hire some teenagers to use the forms to make the pre-made concrete stones they sell now.....hmm.
There are five areas on that workbench that, with some minor rework, will materially improve its performance and probably extend its working life. None of these suggestions are critical, or even necessary for the casual user. None of these suggestions are complicated to implement, but I find that they will probably be worth the effort as time passes.
Unfortunately these stores don't have all the tools needed for a proper hardwood floor repair. A few exceptions or ones a novice can handle may include fixing squeaky floors with ring shank nails or using putty or colored stain pens to repair scratches. Another may be fixing glued floors that have lost their adhesive bond. The tool of choice here is a glue injection kit, but you will not find them at the big orange or blue stores.