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Posted April 03, 2015 - 01:55 PM

How's this for a direct strike! Just found the box blown apart. Top cover blown out 12 feet, and this was against the storm winds.

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Posted April 03, 2015 - 02:07 PM

Yikes! That's WAAAYYYY too close for comfort! Glad everyones OK.


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Posted April 03, 2015 - 02:40 PM

I think I would check out that ground for that. And make a separate one on that AC unit.


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Posted April 03, 2015 - 03:28 PM

Thats about the size of it. There's nothing a home owner or small business can do against lighting. The Co. I worked for spent $50,000 on a piece of equipment to stop lighting from damaging electronics. We installed that in the State Police Headquarters in northern In. Didnt help 1 bit, everything was melted. The special breakers did blow open but when your talking gigawats in power from lighting it just jumped across them breakers like they wernt even there. Took a month to get them back up and running. I had to wire up hand held walky talkies to outside antena so dispatch could talk to officer's in there car. Felt sorry for them girls cause that place stunk to high heaven for 3 weeks.

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Posted April 03, 2015 - 03:58 PM

I think I would check out that ground for that. And make a separate one on that AC unit.


Has it's own ground rod 3 feet away. Phone repair guy just left and all working. I did have an older computer repaired and put back, so tonight I'll have a PC up and running again. Picked up a new wireless router today. Milking cows now.
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Posted April 03, 2015 - 05:01 PM

Took a month to get them back up and running. Felt sorry for them girls cause that place stunk to high heaven for 3 weeks.


Ya know you could have taken a shower! ROFLMAO
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Posted April 03, 2015 - 05:50 PM

Ya know you could have taken a shower! ROFLMAO

:bigrofl: :bigrofl:


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Posted April 03, 2015 - 06:22 PM

On my old PC as I type! It ain't pretty nor fast & furious, but it's working! :dancingbanana:


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Posted April 03, 2015 - 07:02 PM

LOL I suppose I could of!

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Posted April 03, 2015 - 08:09 PM

Now my youngest daughter's car has a cracked head or blown gasket.  Her boyfriend's step-dad is gonna put it in his shop asap & we'll fix it there.  Right now things are so scattered in both the old & new shop that it would be harder to do it either place.  Man there is never a break from breaking!  She took the car to a local repair & they priced the repair at over $800.  We can do it a LOT cheaper than that.


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Posted April 04, 2015 - 09:52 PM

Head gasket repair is almost all labor if it's just the gasket. Shops probably do well on those jobs.

What kind of car? Last head gasket I did was 1997 Pontiac sun fire. Put 3 head gaskets and 2 new heads on that car. Back then I thought you were a wimp if you didn't shift at redline. I was rough on that old girl.
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Posted April 04, 2015 - 10:01 PM

Head gasket repair is almost all labor if it's just the gasket. Shops probably do well on those jobs.

What kind of car? Last head gasket I did was 1997 Pontiac sun fire. Put 3 head gaskets and 2 new heads on that car. Back then I thought you were a wimp if you didn't shift at redline. I was rough on that old girl.

 

LOL....96 Pontiac Grand Am 3.1, and may be the intake gasket leaking out the edge.  Won't know till we get into it.


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Posted April 04, 2015 - 10:10 PM

Good luck Daniel on getting the car fixed, Briley's Yukon is down right now and I'm going to have to try to fix it tomorrow.

 

Glad you got back up and running on the internet and at least up and running on the old PC.


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Posted April 04, 2015 - 11:47 PM

If its leaking out the edge or getting coolant in the oil, its most likely the intake. If its smoking out the back and overheating, I'd bet on the headgasket. Use the no leak style intake gasket from Felpro. It has metal intstead of the hard plastic the factory gasket uses. Number 1 cyl is the most common headgasket failure.


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Posted April 05, 2015 - 05:06 AM

No water in the oil at all, just leaking to the ground but can't tell where it's coming from.
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