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Old 11-12-2015, 06:21 PM   #41
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We bought the garage light ones. I meant to post a link. Garage Lights and Shop Lights | Big *** Light These are supposed to be for homeowners? Like some average guy is going to spend over 2 grand for garage lights? Right.

But we did get some cool mugs out of the deal, and I didn't have to pay for any of it.
AHH okay. I was gonna say, $400 for a high bay seemed a little low.

But for a garage light, that's way to much, even for 13000 lumens.
8' florescent lights work great, have cheap initial cost, and low operating cost.
Not to mention, you can replace individual pieces of it. LED light dies, you may as well replace the entire unit.
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Random florescent question.

Do flickering bulbs mean a burn out bulb? Both of them in the light are flickering.
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Random florescent question.

Do flickering bulbs mean a burn out bulb? Both of them in the light are flickering.
Could be bulbs, could be starters, could be the ballast.
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Changing the bulb will probably fix the issue, but i've always found that the flickering just ends up coming back again. Fresh ballast fixes everything.
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Changing the bulb will probably fix the issue, but i've always found that the flickering just ends up coming back again. Fresh ballast fixes everything.
This. Also, shitty ballasts seem to kill bulbs faster.
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So, clean, slick floor is better than a floor you can't clean/ can't kneel on/ can't find a dropped bolt on.

What do you guys think about these for lighting? Maybe two in place of a 2 bulb 8ft fluorescent fixture? So 8 or 10 for the main shop and two more in the storage room?

4-Inch Hyperikon® LED Downlight, ENERGY STAR, 9W (65W Equivalent), 3000K (Soft White Glow), CRI93+, Dimmable, Retrofit LED Recessed Lighting Kit Fixture, Wet Rated and UL-Listed - (Pack of 4) - - Amazon.com


What about the floor sink idea? The more I think about it the more superfluous it seems. Also, I don't know if I'll be on city sewer or a septic tank, and putting a bunch of grease into a septic tank sounds like a bad idea. I can always pressure wash stuff out in the yard.

How much power do I need? I'm clueless on this. I have an appointment with a home inspector tomorrow, so I'll see what he thinks about the current box situation then.

Also, what about air lines? The 3/4" PVC in my current shop has been through 10 years of heat/ load cycles, and extended periods where the regulator was set to 150psi and nobody caught it. It really doesn't give me a warm-fuzzy on impact strength or fatigue resistance, though.
No instead of that, buy high intensity strip LED lights in a big roll, like a couple hundred feet and power it with a disused pc power supply.
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Home Depot sells four-packs of 60w equiv dimmables for $20. Non-dimmables are $3 ea. I have replaced every single lamp* in my apartment with these, and they rock. I can see no reason why I will ever buy another CFL or incandescent light for a household application. And with the amount and pattern of light these throw off, I'd have no qualms about putting them all over the ceiling of my workshop. For $4.47 a pop ($3 for the LED, $1.47 for the cheapest porcelain lamp holder money can buy), you could cover the ceiling of a 500 ft^2 shop at 60 watts / meter (halogen equivalent) for half the price of a single Big *** "The" garage light. And you'd have totally even lighting with no shadows.


* = except for the strip light in the kitchen, and the bulb in the oven.
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re: RapidAir - that's what I went with after considering just how easy it is compared to putting together a system from pipe and fittings. I built a hard line setup off the compressor using copper with a vertical drop to collect water and valve to dump it. Then a filter/water trap and on to the rapid air hose/fittings. Has worked perfectly for years.

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This is the stuff I've been buying at work here.
Ipex inc / Products / Duratec Airline

Essentially the same thing, except I like the fittings better. I buy through a supplier so it ends up a little cheaper.
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We use Rapidaire (or something similar) fittings for vacuum, but the maintenance manager insists on nothing but soldered copper for pressured air lines.
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I am really picky about lighting quality- I was a photo student in college and am really sensitive to color reproduction after having spent hours turning ***** on color enlargers. My shop is lit by a total of 22 philips TL 950 lamps with decent ballasts placed into the cheapest HD fixtures. Elsewhere in my house I am using Yuji LEDs and if I and up doing more lighting in my garage it will probably be the yuji leds.


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That has to be the first time I've ever seen a fireplace in a garage/shop.

Props?
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I have the Lisle socket organizers and love them. Lots of sizes available. Sockets lay flat, magnet to holt them in the tray, and easy to sharpie the sizes beside if you would like.

Amazon.com: Lisle 40200 Red 3/8" Magnetic Socket Holder: Automotive
Thanks for all the replies. I like these the best as I can just pick them up out of their respective holders, not pry them off those metal tangs.

Now to find a china version......


As for lighting I would go LED, but, but I'd like to see the price drop a bit more. Still a high $/lumen ratio. The fact that they last a long long time probably outweighs that but initial cost is still high.
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That has to be the first time I've ever seen a fireplace in a garage/shop.

Props?
Doesnt seem to safe to me. I went with the pellet stove in my garage and went as far to pull the inlet air from outside to avoid any risk of the flame causing whatever flammable fumes I've made in the garage from igniting.
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That has to be the first time I've ever seen a fireplace in a garage/shop.

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It is the result of expanding my garage into the house.

I don't think there is any safety issue, the garage isn't heated by the fireplace (it has heat and AC with the rest of the house). If I was spraying a bunch of aerosols or messing with the gas tank I probably wouldn't run a fire.
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Now to find a china version......
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Not sure where they were from, but I had a set of magnetic trays years ago. I doubt they were harbor freight, as I don't believe it existed back then. The one for small (1/4" drive) sockets was great. The one for 3/8" was okay, but tended to drop some out if you weren't careful. The ones for 1/2" sucked, and was no better than a flat tray, as the magnets weren't strong enough. None of them would hold a deep well socket worth a damn.

I gave them to a friend, and he ended up taping them to the bottom of the drawer to hold them in place. No idea if he still has them or not.
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"Perfect", no
"Home Shop", no, its 8 miles away at a friends apartment complex.


It's two car spaces where one is used for crap, and the other for the car and some more crap (including the leftovers of a tub).

It would be nicer to have twice the space, at home, heated, ...
But for my lazy wrenching it's been good enough for the last ten years.

Good general lighting combined with some builders lights as floorlights.
Roof placed outlets and a reel reduces the number of times you trip over cords (or pinch then with a jack).
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Found these.



Single row, double and sheets as well. Ebay has them cheap. Still more of a vertical solution though.
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