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Mike Stearns

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About Mike Stearns

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  • Birthday 12/11/1964

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  • Location
    Clarks Hill, IN
  • Interests
    Fire trucks,classic cars,woodworking

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  1. I’ve bought one about 20 years ago when I did hvac work
  2. We finally got rain yesterday. Was to rain today, but it hasn’t yet and it’s quite sunny now
  3. I’ll agree. Yard is dormant. We really could use a day or two of good steady rain
  4. I’m not opposed to using an electric fuel pump. That would be the easiest way. I was hoping someone knew of a source for a new one or a rebuild kit. if using an electric fuel pump, what pressure is the best?
  5. It’s been about two months since I last started up my fire truck. It has an RD450 in it. After a little run time, I noticed gas coming from the fuel pump. After removing the fuel pump, I found it was coming from the weep hole under the diafram . I’m going to need a rebuild kit. I need help locating a kit. The fuel pump I have has the sediment bowl that faces forward. Please let me know of a source. These are the only numbers on it that I can find. Thanks Mike
  6. I agree, that cool !
  7. At least the heater was working 😀!
  8. I’m going to make one. What size of I beam did you use?
  9. I feel your pain. I took the day off work to unload a semi with me new barn on it. I ran into town to pick up some miscellaneous items. The first stop was Menards to get some cap nails. They informed me that they are requiring everyone to wear a mask while in the store and if I didn’t have one, I can purchase one at the service desk for a dollar. It’s not the dollar I’m complaining about, rather the fact if I didn’t , I wouldn’t be allowed to enter the store. I made four other stops and none of them required me to where a mask. I’m a healthy 55 year old man. I chose not to wear a mask. If I get it, I get it. I’m just tired of hearing all the bull about how I should live and behave. I think the media has a lot to do with it. Mike
  10. I sure don’t want to be near you if anything breaks. Looks great
  11. I wish I can say that. Steam boiler piping is the worst. The pipe and fittings will grow together and you won’t get apart without cutting. I remember working at a local company on there old boiler system that had a leak in the condensate line. After a day of cutting and threading, I got it fixed and running again. The next several days was the same, start where I stopped and fix the leak that started a couple of fittings away. Took four day to get all the leaks repaired. About a month later was the same. I ended up repairing that area the next summer. Took me about two weeks. It’s hot and sweaty, finger pinching, knuckle busting work.
  12. Being that I’m a plumber, I like the rigid one better, especially on bid pipe. The knurled one is only good up to 3/4” nipples or pipe. We have a set of them at the shop from 3/4”to 2”. I’ve broken more of the knurled ones than I can count.
  13. Odsteve, I have the wtec2. In all my research so far, all reprogramming and programming is done through Allison HQ. All dealers have to contact them for the program codes to reprogram a tcm weather is new or old. That’s why I’m currently working with Allison to see if they will allow it.
  14. Count me in. But I personally don’t like corona beer, I prefer MGD though.
  15. I do have the manual for my trans, but it doesn’t cover the programming. I have looked into buying a reader, but they want too much for one. A good reader will run you about 2500-3000 plus the software is another 1000-1500. I’m going to search tonight to see if there’s a source for the programming. I’ll let you all know what I find out
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