Jerri Mcmahon Harbor Freight October 05th, 2019 - 03:54:58
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.
With the price of electricity consistently going higher, the alternative energy solution is very interesting. Coupled with the fact of so many power outages throughout the country in the last few years, producing "your own power" seems like a good idea. Plus the governments 30% rebate for the cost of green power is a big incentive.
I have managed to get fairly smooth finishes by polishing the surface prior to my first coat and building up the paint in light layers. I also sometimes use flat paints and a final gloss coat that usually results in a smooth finish. There really is not a science to good paint finish; it is more of an art that each person develops on their own.
Before starting this procedure, determine if your vehicle will lose radio codes, body computer information and other computer related parameters when the battery is disconnected. This is a good time to browse your owner's manual under battery replacement, search the internet, or contact your dealer. On some newer cars, this is not a matter of just losing your radio station presets but rather an issue that may require a tow to the dealer. To be safe purchase a device that plugs into your cigarette lighter and provides voltage while your battery is serviced. This unit is available at many auto parts suppliers. Be sure to close your vehicle doors while you use this device, you do not want to deplete its internal battery.
Purchase a simple multi-tester or multi-meter for less than ten dollars and perform the following test. With the car off, leave the headlights on for about 2-3 minutes. Set an alarm so you do not drain the battery, and turn the headlights off when it goes off. This will remove any surface charge. Set the multi-tester dial so it registers in the 20 Volt DC range. You can read the multi-tester instructions or research its use online. A multi-tester is very simple to use. Touch the red lead to the positive battery terminal, and the black one to the negative. A healthy, fully charged battery should read around 12.5-12.8 Volts. This will vary with temperature (lower temperatures mean lower voltage), but should never be below 12 Volts. Another optional suggestion is to touch the black multi-tester lead to your engine or a metal part of the vehicle. If the voltage is substantially lower you may have a bad cable connection.
So first thing you want to do to get started is to cut the flaps free at the top and the bottom of the box so the flaps remain intact. Find the seam where the machine glued the box together and cut along the crease originally made when the box was assembled. Don't bother trying to save the flap here as it usually tears the veneer from the corrugation.