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by Sharkey
Fri Jun 17, 2011 8:06 am
Forum: Housebuses & Housetrucks
Topic: 1973 Blue Bird
Replies: 864
Views: 149258

hardhats are really only good for minor accidents, dropped bolts and light collisions with steel, or falling debris Which is exactly my point, it would be pretty stupid for anyone on the crew to have a life-changing event simply because someone working above lost their grip on a hammer or dropped a...
by Sharkey
Thu Jun 16, 2011 4:05 pm
Forum: Housebuses & Housetrucks
Topic: 1973 Blue Bird
Replies: 864
Views: 149258

That's a lot of work accomplished. I do have some concerns that no one on the crews is wearing proper safety gear, i.e. hard hats. If there was an accident, and any money is exchanging hands for the labor, OSHA would have a shit-fit and someone would get fined big time. Maybe I could see the Amish b...
by Sharkey
Sat Jun 11, 2011 5:02 pm
Forum: Housebuses & Housetrucks
Topic: what am I doing?!?
Replies: 22
Views: 6322

More on the Peacemaker buses from Twelve Tribes:
http://www.mrsharkey.com/forum/vwtp.php?t=702
by Sharkey
Sat Jun 11, 2011 2:39 pm
Forum: Housebuses & Housetrucks
Topic: ezrablu - 1991 Bluebird of Happiness
Replies: 199
Views: 33397

> wood stove while driving... Think very high winds blowing back down your chimney I can tell you for a fact that in my Housetruck or Woodley's step van, the opposite is true. There is a low-pressure gradient along the roof that causes the stove flue to draw like crazy, the stove starts roaring and...
by Sharkey
Mon May 30, 2011 7:53 am
Forum: Alternative Power
Topic: PROOF that the weather has been LOUSY!
Replies: 9
Views: 3116

PROOF that the weather has been LOUSY!

As I was sitting on the couch yesterday morning, watching the rain sheet down, I began thinking about whether or not this has been one of the wettest winter/spring seasons ever. Checking the production of my solar array confirmed that there has been less sunlight than in past years, a LOT less. Norm...
by Sharkey
Sat May 28, 2011 4:52 pm
Forum: Trouble Report
Topic: If You See Kay Spam
Replies: 10
Views: 3796

Congratulations to our 50,000th spammer, some unidentified cretin from Santiago, Chile who was attempting to view this topic thread: http://www.mrsharkey.com/forum/vwtp.php?t=459 , titled This Winter's Project, from December of 2007. Hard to believe that there's any interest in transcribing old cass...
by Sharkey
Sun May 22, 2011 1:41 am
Forum: Alternative Power
Topic: Solar Charging Kit
Replies: 16
Views: 4615

Well, it's a lot to try and teach in forum posts. I'd recommend that you pick up some copies of Home Power magazine http://www.homepower.com and begin your education. The very early issues were nut-'n'-bolts build-it-yourself because there was not much in the way of a solar industry and if you wante...
by Sharkey
Sun May 22, 2011 1:26 am
Forum: Stuff Forum
Topic: banned topic
Replies: 17
Views: 5474

I don't talk about politics. I don't know what Chuck wrote that warranted such a severe reprimand. These words: Butt-licking niggers Butt-licking jews Butt-licking spics Butt-licking faggots Butt-licking krauts never appeared on his post. Well Rudy, I guess you need to go read his post again, becau...
by Sharkey
Fri May 20, 2011 8:01 am
Forum: Housebuses & Housetrucks
Topic: High fuel prices are good for us??
Replies: 9
Views: 2897

My understanding of the current fuel price rise is that it is caused nearly entirely by oil futures speculation. That is, investors/traders are purchasing options on oil production, then "flipping" them quickly for a fast profit. Each time the futures are sold, the price of fuel at the pump bumps up...
by Sharkey
Fri May 20, 2011 4:20 am
Forum: Housebuses & Housetrucks
Topic: High fuel prices are good for us??
Replies: 9
Views: 2897

It's 1984 newspeak as fine-tuned by the G.W. Bush era: War = Peace Lies = Truth Hate = Love Poverty = Wealth Bank bailouts = Economic recovery Oil speculation = Consumer joy Anyone who believes anything they hear in "mainstream news media" is the perfect dupe for the corporatrocracy that those in po...
by Sharkey
Wed May 18, 2011 5:01 am
Forum: Stuff Forum
Topic: banned topic
Replies: 17
Views: 5474

Well, it's pretty simple, Steve, I wasn't all that concerned when it was a thread about how our basic rights as a free society are being eroded by encroaching corporatization of private property. I did begin to have concern when it began to become a rant against immigrants who are perceived as being...
by Sharkey
Tue May 17, 2011 2:39 pm
Forum: Stuff Forum
Topic: Here we go....
Replies: 27
Views: 6381

OK, this topic thread has gone over the line of my level of tolerance.

There are plenty of other places you can bitch about the government, immigrants, and "liberals". Offending the site owner and administrator isn't without consequences.

Locked. First one ever on this forum.
by Sharkey
Sun May 15, 2011 11:51 am
Forum: Housebuses & Housetrucks
Topic: The best bus to purchase
Replies: 12
Views: 2496

In spite of all the good advice we dispense here, I still think that this page has a lot to teach:

http://www.pardo.net/bus-0035/buses.html

Everything you wanted to know plus the kitchen sink thrown in for good measure.
by Sharkey
Sun May 15, 2011 5:16 am
Forum: Alternative Power
Topic: Solar Charging Kit
Replies: 16
Views: 4615

Re: Solar Charging Kit

Is that worth the price and what's the math on it? Simple division: $299 / 60 watts = $4.98/watt. For less than that price you should be able to go out and buy a name-brand module from a reputable distributor that comes with a 25 year (or more) warranty. If you dig a little, you can get modules for...
by Sharkey
Fri May 13, 2011 2:50 pm
Forum: Stuff Forum
Topic: What do you look like?
Replies: 313
Views: 55359

James, it's never a problem to post links to outside sources of information, that's what the forum is for, sharing knowledge.

Now if I could just get people to stop posting links to youtube without adding some explanation of what the content on the video is about, I'd be happy.