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    Frank DeLuca
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  1. Fall skid house build, all aluminum. Need input on runners

    perchking, I see a problem with your last pictures. The shack isn't on the ice yet.
  2. StrikeMaster issue

    Should be an 8" or 10". More then likely the problem isn't the flighting. Rather the mount is bent and it happens that is where your problem is. D Rock should have been able to help you there. If they recommended to replace the drill its possible they can't adjust those any longer or because the 224 has been discontinued.
  3. Fall skid house build, all aluminum. Need input on runners

    I'd vent the door instead of bottom. You don't have a lot clearance off the ice plus add snow. The bottom vents will easily plug with snow and slush. Also where is the propane going to go when its vented under you ice house?
  4. Inline reel reviews

    I've had the line get behind the spool on my Eagle Claw, more then once so its not likely to be the first rod I grab.
  5. Fall skid house build, all aluminum. Need input on runners

    Looking good and like seeing the progress. I don't see a mount for the tank. Normally you'd have rubber from tank to a fixed mount with transition to copper tubing.
  6. Your going to want something with expansion. Your looking for a bullet that can do that but retains its weight. You'll find that in an all copper construction bullet like Barnes Tipped Triple Shock X bullets. Your meat damage will be to a minimum because you don't have bullet fragments plus along with that zero lead spread through the meat. Weight bullets, lots can be discussed there, I use 180 grain.
  7. Saying goodbye

    Hi Barb, I'm sorry to hear about the loss of your good friend Hope.
  8. Shipping a boat

    I recommend Val Vignati VK Transport.
  9. Not using fuses ??? (on-board charger)

    "Chargers with a yellow fuse holder use a 30 amp AGX 32V automotive fuse. An AGC can be used but may not fit as well as the AGX. Chargers with a red fuse holder use a 30 amp ATC 32V automotive fuse. "
  10. Vinyl siding repair

    I can't tell by scale size but that looks to be J Channel, not that it matters other then making a patch job a little easier. If that damage didn't bother you for the past 10 years, a simple a patch by cutting off the end and a butt or lap joint would be acceptable BUT will the buyers want that. Its a matter of making the same joint that you'd use on a long corner. The top factory edge slips over the bottom. You trim the bottom flange and channel. To replace the entire trim, its going to make the job easier if you cut the corner out 1st. Take a razor knife and make a cut inside the channel along its entire length. You'll be able to roll the corner back. This frees up the siding from the channel that would otherwise have to be bent to clear the channel and that is another chance to crack the siding. Start at the top and unlock the sliding back about 5" , that should be enough room to do the repair. They make an unlocking tool for that. Insert it at the end then pull down and slide the tool along the lock. Pull the nails from from the sidings nail flange. Continue on to the next row till you get to the bottom nailing flange but don't unlock the bottom. Pull the old nailing flange off and install the new trim. Lock the siding back starting at the bottom. Put the sliding into the corner channel, then by using the tool where you left off, pull down and slide the tool toward the corner. Nail the row of siding in and move on to the next. Do not nail the siding in tight. It has to be able to move.
  11. 40HP merc steering issue

    Whether your trying to free up the steering or replace it, you have to pull the steering cable out of the tilt tube. Remove the arm from the end of the rod, then back out the big shiny nut on the bottom picture. If that is where the steering is froze up then once out you can clean it and reuse it. You'll probably need someone pulling on the cable and someone taping on the end of the rod with a wooden mallet.
  12. My 12 model 12.

    That is the problem with classic firearms, your afraid to do with them for what they were intended. When you hand it down to your daughter she'll have the same dilemma and because its from you she'll feel that shes stuck with it forever. Why make her a gun collector. Unless the gun was handed down to you I'd sell it now before its condition degrades. Buy a new shotgun, its going to have a better action and choke tubes. Something that your going to use. Or use the 12 and just take care of it. When you hand it down to your daughter tell her you want her to use it and its her time to put a ding or scratch in it. That bluing that rubbed off it from your hands caring it afield. If you think she not into using it then sell it. Don't make her a collector of something she hasn't interest in.
  13. 40HP merc steering issue

    In addition to cleaning the tilt tube and steering rod like it does in the video you might have to use penetrating oil to free up the cable. Lift up the cable and let the fluid run into the cable by gravity. You might have to work it back and forth cleaning the rust off as you gain movement. Also check the steering rack. That are could be corroded or rusted.
  14. Backup sump pump

    If you have a sump that constantly cycles I'd go with a setup like Awarrior. I'd also have 2 deep cycle batteries to lessen the chance of needing the water driven pump. Because of the frequency of startups I can see the pump failing as well. That would probably have me changing out the pump as routine maintenance.
  15. New home made gear

    Great work and always nice to see what your working on.