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  1. SpaceBus

    RE: Brake rotors

    It ultimately is better for the car and longevity of the brake and wheel bearing systems, but for most folks it's probably a wash.
  2. SpaceBus

    RE: Brake rotors

    Sounds like poor quality rotors, also they would be worse at braking unless he got a racing pad.
  3. SpaceBus

    Choosing firewood - limited options, limited space

    Poplar of any kind doesn't seem with it unless I'm freezing. It's good for shoulder season stuff as well, but so is spruce and fir. I'd rather look at it than burn it
  4. SpaceBus

    Propane made me obsessed with a Godin

    If you have a small enough space to heat also look at the Morso 2b Standard and Classic before the 2020 regs push those models out of the US market.
  5. SpaceBus

    2019-20 Blaze King Performance Thread Part 1 (Everything BK)

    I have the tall long skinny model. Our house is also tall, long, and skinny, so it works perfect! Last winter would probably have been easier with NIELs vs the bio bricks, but those in need of dry fuel cannot be picky. With several cords of long (kind of) skinny firewood this winter should be...
  6. SpaceBus

    2019-20 Blaze King Performance Thread Part 1 (Everything BK)

    Tell her I did actually use the bio bricks last winter, but mixed with wood. I keep my splits under 6" across. I'm actually surprised you saw any Morso stoves. Maybe they are more popular out west?
  7. SpaceBus

    Choosing firewood - limited options, limited space

    I'm not far from you, also in the boreal forest area, but in Downeast Maine. While birch is common in my area, my slice of land has few and we like to look at them too much to cut them down. This means I have 8 cords of spruce and fir, with a few tiny maples and tamaracks mixed in. I cut, split...
  8. SpaceBus

    Anyone know anything about this stove?

    I would check all the seams and see if they need any cement and as Begreen mentioned it looks like it used to have isenglas. That's a really handsome stove!
  9. SpaceBus

    Unions

    I'm not taking offense, I'm saying that everyone is underpaid, across the board. Not just laborers, skilled labor is also underpaid. You speak about "expectations", but what does that mean? You say that people should just "help themselves" but there just aren't enough skilled jobs for every...
  10. SpaceBus

    Unions

    I didn't say every employer is exploiting employees, just most of them. Small businesses account for not very many jobs at large. Maybe in small towns a local business can support several families, but this is not the norm. I think I read the auto industry accounts for only 6.5% of american...
  11. SpaceBus

    Unions

    This is the brutal truth of most jobs in America.
  12. SpaceBus

    Unions

    There are many industries where this is not true. I have worked in the civilian sector both before and after the military. Most employers don't need the best and brightest, they just need a person. You are in an extremely skilled sector. Most of the jobs in America are unskilled.
  13. SpaceBus

    Work Done in 2019

    We have an old cedar pole that needs to come down soon that I'll be making into firewood. Nothing like several decade old kindling!
  14. SpaceBus

    Chain won't stay on bar

    Sounds like the drive teeth aren't seated in the sprocket. I had this issue when I got my 346 back from getting worked on. After not touching the saw for six months it's like I forgot how to use it and couldn't get the chain to go on properly. For a few minutes I even considered that the builder...
  15. SpaceBus

    Unions

    Very few employers shirk the opportunity to take advantage of employees. It is more profitable to pay your employees less money, and there are few protections in place. Sure, unions might have done a few bad things, but by and large the decisions made by most employers only benefit the folks at...
  16. SpaceBus

    Unions

    Why should you be so proud to work yourself to death, sacrifice precious time with your family, and generally destroy your body just to live? If I wanted to work myself to death I'd rather go back to the Neolithic age or before. What's the point of all this technology and "societal...
  17. SpaceBus

    Plumbing

    I have been peeping your thread. Perhaps your project has influenced mine a bit. My wife is fairly on board with DIY especially after watching several videos and seeing that, like repairing the framing of our house, this stuff isn't that difficult to do on a small scale. Our house only has like...
  18. SpaceBus

    Unions

    Believe what you want to believe, but 50,000 UAW workers, thousands of nurses, and thousands more all over the world aren't on strike for nothing. By the way, everyone is forced to work, because it's illegal to be homeless. If you don't want to pay a mortgage and work a job, you are considered...
  19. SpaceBus

    Unions

    Those old folks also had a stronger economy and a much different life thank folks have now. The wealth holders in this country could stand to lose a few tenths of a percent in profit to pay their employees a living wage. I don't think it's asking for much for a human to be able to pursue...
  20. SpaceBus

    Tesla Model 3 Parked in Our Garage

    You still didn't tell me if it was a G ladder supercharger or not;lol the Corrado is probably the best looking early water cooled VW as well. Then I'm sure you know of the SCCA famous Lamborbunni and the owner Zimmer and Co driver Duckworth. I think they took a few seasons off, but they did...
  21. SpaceBus

    Unions

    Of course it does, but in the context of the conversation I'm saying that we shouldn't have to work like slaves to survive. It's absurd to force people to work horrible jobs for such small amounts of money. Anyone should be able to live a happy life and provide for a family while working 40 hrs...
  22. SpaceBus

    RE: Brake rotors

    Rust in the turned area also doesn't matter since it will get scrubbed by the pads. A bigger issue is the vanes getting clogged by rust. This is where the ceramic and zinc coated rotors do better. Another trick is to just paint them with high temp enamel when you put new pads and rotors on and...
  23. SpaceBus

    RE: Brake rotors

    Wagner makes a lot of OEM pads as well and probably makes them for Ford Motorcraft private label.
  24. SpaceBus

    RE: Brake rotors

    Drilled and slotted rotors reduce pad surface area to reduce weight and heat. You have a less durable rotor that is harder on the pad. Unless you are racing, blanks are fine. Maybe if you drive up and down mountains all day slotted rotors, like Bholler uses, might be an advantage. Otherwise...
  25. SpaceBus

    Frustrating Tree Identification

    It could have been planted, I didn't consider that. It's next to an old shed, but the shed is on a tiny slab...
  26. SpaceBus

    RE: Brake rotors

    That means everything was working the way it was supposed to. Rotors should last forever.
  27. SpaceBus

    RE: Brake rotors

    The uneven surface is from lateral runout, not warpage. Brakes glowing and brakes warping are not the same. Brakes glow in motorsports all the time without warping.
  28. SpaceBus

    RE: Brake rotors

    Rotors don't warp, it's a lateral runout issue. This is a pedantic distinction, but one I try to correct when I can. If your brake system gets hot enough to soften the rotors, you have far more issues. Turning the rotors on the car takes up for any lateral runout between the hub, bearing, and...
  29. SpaceBus

    RE: Brake rotors

    You should actually turn them on the vehicle before replacing the pads.
  30. SpaceBus

    RE: Brake rotors

    As others have said, coatings are a waste. Get whatever is on the lower end of price that still has a warranty lasting more than a year. You probably won't replace them again.