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“EBD Trim legs will be black regardless ”

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#9151 6 days ago

All wiring is buttoned up in the head protections in place for the floating LEDocd GI board
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#9152 6 days ago
Quoted from High_End_Pins:

Shadow 2 is all done. Might make it outside for pictures
That gets a little harder with the longer days but we will see.
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I see satan's cycle there in the background. I have spent many of painful minutes on one of those.

#9153 6 days ago
Quoted from woody76:

I see satan's cycle there in the background. I have spent many of painful minutes on one of those.

That’s a good name for it.
Definitely not something you will spend long periods of time on.

#9154 4 days ago

Closing out the JD.
This has been a tough project.
Lots of details to deal with outside of the normal things
All these powder coated brackets have to be dealt with. 58BA9027-29CA-430A-A58D-0C2C86F82E8E (resized).jpeg
The ramps and flaps also. 455191C3-339A-4EC9-A0CF-BDF845BDF37A (resized).jpeg
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#9155 4 days ago

While that dried I finished up my laundry closet refresh.
New valves for the washer and the proper match to the dryer.
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#9156 4 days ago

There is also a bunny burrow I have been tending to in the front yard
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#9157 4 days ago

Back to the JD

I am working through these ramps and they are pretty rough but structurally sound less the larger one that I will replace.
Dealing with lots of glue and two sided tape is an extra and stressful step on ramps that can’t be found.
Finding the right combination of chemicals to clean and remove the residue without softening or clouding the plastic is tedious.

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#9158 4 days ago

Here are some examples now that I have completed the cleaning and polishing redecaling of these ramps.

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#9159 4 days ago

The playfield is almost ready for the ramps.
I still need to make some new opto assemblies for those ramps and implement a couple of mods.
The ramps took a full day yesterday start to finish and again I still need to wire some things up.

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#9160 4 days ago

It is absolutely AMAZING to see what you were able to do with those nasty ramps. They look as if they are brand new now!! You truly are skilled at what you do.

#9161 4 days ago

Nice job on the ramps , look as good as the new ones being made now!

Great talent you have!

#9162 4 days ago
Quoted from transprtr4u:

Nice job on the ramps , look as good as the new ones being made now!
Great talent you have!

We could only wish there were new JD ramps being made. I know you meant the other new ramps though . Luckily I was able to secure an NOS ramp a few years back for the large JD ramp since mine was held together by all sorts of different glues and epoxy. The original JD molds exist as we have been shown in the ramp threads, but for some reason, no one is making them. I am assuming it is because of the massive size of the 2 different molds.

#9163 4 days ago

Awesome job! Can confirm bunny season in full effect! 3 nests in my back yard under deck. My dog will be going bonkers when they start hopping all about!

#9164 4 days ago

Just a quick point on automatic washing machine valves. If you have a washing machine on the 1st or 2nd floor of the house you should seriously consider one of these automatic shut-off valves. Even if it's in a basement. They sense when the machine is on and open the valve, when it senses the machine is off it closes the valve. It shuts it off at the valve so there is never any pressure in the hoses. And make sure you change the hoses once in a while and use braided hoses. A broken washing machine hose can cause a significant amount of damage to your house!

Now back to your regularly scheduled HEP greatness! Those freaking ramps came out amazing!

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#9165 4 days ago
Quoted from NYP:

Just a quick point on automatic washing machine valves. If you have a washing machine on the 1st or 2nd floor of the house you should seriously consider one of these automatic shut-off valves. Even if it's in a basement. They sense when the machine is on and open the valve, when it senses the machine is off it closes the valve. It shuts it off at the valve so there is never any pressure in the hoses. And make sure you change the hoses once in a while and use braided hoses. A broken washing machine hose can cause a significant amount of damage to your house!
Now back to your regularly scheduled HEP greatness! Those freaking ramps came out amazing!
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Cool. I had no idea they made something like that. I did install new braided hoses.

Anytime I am going to be away for a bit I always shut the main valve off on the way out the door.
One thing about my house is it is easy to access. Right next to the sink I am washing all these parts in.

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#9166 4 days ago
Quoted from High_End_Pins:

Cool. I had no idea they made something like that. I did install new braided hoses.
Anytime I am going to be away for a bit I always shut the main valve off on the way out the door.
One thing about my house is it is easy to access. Right next to the sink I am washing all these parts in. [quoted image][quoted image]

Don't know if you do any home automation stuff but this has bailed me out twice now. The house we bought had some crappy plumbing so after two miny floods I put this in with a few leak detectors in key places. Works like a charm, and can easily turn off the valve.

amazon.com link »

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#9167 4 days ago

Yep, that's another thing I hooked up, an automatic water main shut off. I went with the Phyn plus, it's supposed to be pretty high tech. It has an app that tells me water usage, water pressure, how many times I flushed, showered etc. But I don't really use the app, I just like that it gives me peace of mind if I'm away. It will also pick up the smallest leak if you have a leaky faucet or toilet it will tell you. https://www.phyn.com/plus-smart-water-assistant/

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#9168 4 days ago
Quoted from High_End_Pins:

There is also a bunny burrow I have been tending to in the front yard

So, are you going to share your rabbit stew recipe?

#9169 4 days ago
Quoted from Mr_Tantrum:

So, are you going to share your rabbit stew recipe?

Hasenpfeffer

Mmm Mmm Good !

LTG : )

#9170 4 days ago
Quoted from Mr_Tantrum:

So, are you going to share your rabbit stew recipe?

Hopefully it doesn’t come to that
These guys don’t look all that tasty just a cuter version of rodent.

#9171 4 days ago

Speaking of tasty. What’s in the HEP fridge today?
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#9172 4 days ago
Quoted from High_End_Pins:

Hopefully it doesn’t come to that
These guys don’t look all that tasty just a cuter version of rodent.

We have them in our neighborhood here in Fort Worth, TX. Personally, I think they are pretty cute and always happy when I seem them hopping through the yard.

#9173 4 days ago

Not to derail this awesome thread, but i thought id ask the expert.

Ive got a stern walking dead that im replacing the right side head decal. Its MDF. And wasnt very smooth after removing the decal.

After watching youtube ive given it several coats of min wax sanding sealer and sanded with 180 grit in between.

Do you think ill have issues getting the decal to stick and not peel off/wrinkle?

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#9174 4 days ago
Quoted from Mr_Tantrum:

So, are you going to share your rabbit stew recipe?

Stew is the perfect way to prepare rabbit. It's drier than chicken so being in a soup/stew really helps it. I've only had it a few times, but really liked it. I just try not to think about the cute prior form.

#9175 4 days ago
Quoted from PinMonk:

Stew is the perfect way to prepare rabbit. It's drier than chicken so being in a soup/stew really helps it. I've only had it a few times, but really liked it. I just try not to think about the cute prior form.

Or the R word.

#9176 4 days ago
Quoted from punkin:

Or the R word.

Try to just think "delicious."

#9177 4 days ago
Quoted from Rickwh:

Not to derail this awesome thread, but i thought id ask the expert.
Ive got a stern walking dead that im replacing the right side head decal. Its MDF. And wasnt very smooth after removing the decal.
After watching youtube ive given it several coats of min wax sanding sealer and sanded with 180 grit in between.
Do you think ill have issues getting the decal to stick and not peel off/wrinkle?
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For a stern cabinet you will probably be ok they tend to use a pretty dense material.
I would definitely take the t molding off so you can really get the edges pressed out and and finished well prior to application.

#9178 4 days ago

Finishing up the JD ramps. I am making up all new opto assemblies as I go new opto pairs extended wiring and black shrink tube.
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#9179 4 days ago
Quoted from PinMonk:

Try to just think "delicious."

eaten lots, i think there's an angora in the freezer, along with some crocodile fillets and some venison trim.

#9180 3 days ago

Placing the ramps on the JD
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To strengthen and support the ramps I have added a form of isolators and shock absorbers at all mounting points.

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#9181 2 days ago

I’m almost there on the JD.
This one is a beast. The way the wireforms stack together all the opto sets to replace and rewire have been a challenge. Especially with the plating I had to tap all the screw holes bend tabs etc

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#9182 2 days ago
Quoted from NYP:

Just a quick point on automatic washing machine valves. If you have a washing machine on the 1st or 2nd floor of the house you should seriously consider one of these automatic shut-off valves. Even if it's in a basement. They sense when the machine is on and open the valve, when it senses the machine is off it closes the valve. It shuts it off at the valve so there is never any pressure in the hoses. And make sure you change the hoses once in a while and use braided hoses. A broken washing machine hose can cause a significant amount of damage to your house!
Now back to your regularly scheduled HEP greatness! Those freaking ramps came out amazing!
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Quoted from DBLM:

Don't know if you do any home automation stuff but this has bailed me out twice now. The house we bought had some crappy plumbing so after two miny floods I put this in with a few leak detectors in key places. Works like a charm, and can easily turn off the valve.
amazon.com link »[quoted image]

Quoted from NYP:

Yep, that's another thing I hooked up, an automatic water main shut off. I went with the Phyn plus, it's supposed to be pretty high tech. It has an app that tells me water usage, water pressure, how many times I flushed, showered etc. But I don't really use the app, I just like that it gives me peace of mind if I'm away. It will also pick up the smallest leak if you have a leaky faucet or toilet it will tell you. https://www.phyn.com/plus-smart-water-assistant/
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Just a quick follow-up on these plumbing notes. You can't overdo the precautions here. Two people I know had plumbing leaks that resulted in $100,000+ repairs and months living out of the house during the repairs. Its not just the washer, every pressurized hose you have in the house should have the best quality braided connections you can buy. This includes the toilets and sinks. I had a toilet supply line crack at the fitting in the middle of the night, luckily I heard the noise, I was out to the front of the house to shut off the main supply within a matter of minutes, and it was shocking how much water it spewed out in that short of a time. Flooded that bathroom and it was on its way out the door.

I also have a nice ball valve handle on the main line feeding the house, whenever I go on vacation I shut it off, that way you don't have to worry while you're gone. But in theory, you should shut it off every time you go out. One nice dinner date for a few hours is enough to flood the whole damn place.

Another tip, try to get around to every shutoff valve you have, under the sinks, the toilet supply lines, and those washer supply lines. Work them back and forth off and on a few times every few months if you can remember it. If you leave them on all the time for an extended period, they can freeze up and not close properly when you need them. Don't ask me how I know this. (If you've got decent quality ball-type valves they are better than needle valve types with seals I think).

#9183 1 day ago
Quoted from xsvtoys:

Just a quick follow-up on these plumbing notes. You can't overdo the precautions here. Two people I know had plumbing leaks that resulted in $100,000+ repairs and months living out of the house during the repairs. Its not just the washer, every pressurized hose you have in the house should have the best quality braided connections you can buy. This includes the toilets and sinks. I had a toilet supply line crack at the fitting in the middle of the night, luckily I heard the noise, I was out to the front of the house to shut off the main supply within a matter of minutes, and it was shocking how much water it spewed out in that short of a time. Flooded that bathroom and it was on its way out the door.
I also have a nice ball valve handle on the main line feeding the house, whenever I go on vacation I shut it off, that way you don't have to worry while you're gone. But in theory, you should shut it off every time you go out. One nice dinner date for a few hours is enough to flood the whole damn place.
Another tip, try to get around to every shutoff valve you have, under the sinks, the toilet supply lines, and those washer supply lines. Work them back and forth off and on a few times every few months if you can remember it. If you leave them on all the time for an extended period, they can freeze up and not close properly when you need them. Don't ask me how I know this. (If you've got decent quality ball-type valves they are better than needle valve types with seals I think).

All angle stops and hose bibs should be replaced with the 1/4 turn ball valve type.

Old style multi-turn angle stops rarely function properly 6 months after installation.

(Oddly pinballinreno is a Union plumber and Pipe fitter by trade.....as well as many other trades it appears)

Also, shark-bite is a wonderful thing! having a couple shark-bite caps or ball valves on hand to cap off a blown pipe is really handy when a main line valve fails. You can install them at full pressure if needed.

#9184 18 hours ago

New week. I think I am all caught up with my home repairs and done with parts delays so I can focus on my projects.

This week I need to put this BSD into the mix and paint as many straight black cabinets as I can because I have a bunch of complex paint jobs coming up. C37,Tommy,ES(both color versions)

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#9185 17 hours ago

I have been chipping away at my TZ project.
Small problems sometimes lead to more time consuming solutions.
In this case cooked NLA sockets lead to a complete repopulation and rewire of the lamp panel.
One thing that is always hard to explain or plan for is when a certain job like a lamp panel can take as little as 30 minutes to rework or several hours. It’s unpredictable and is specific to the actual project.

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#9186 14 hours ago

Love seeing your posts - thanks for taking the time to share. Youre JD ramps have me wondering what your best practices are for removing stickers and gunk from plastic parts. I'm working on a FT that needs new stickers applied to a few of the clear parts including the shell sticker on the dome that's crooked and bubbled. Any tips for getting those off clean and keeping the plastics clear?

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