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Alternative Energy / Re: Wood Fired Boiler Install
« on: December 12, 2018, 03:51:29 PM »
A wheel barrel a day or 2 is not bad, but isn't it supposed to be a lot less?

Heating the entire house and hot water is good.
Naw, Tim said about a wheel barrow a day average.

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Alternative Energy / Re: Wood Fired Boiler Install
« on: December 12, 2018, 12:05:54 PM »
running that fan full time has got to be drawing the heat off, prompting the flapper to stay open to maintain the heat. I'm sure you've figured this out though

Yes, I realize that

But I am doing this in stages. First I had to figure out the boiler, which I think I am getting on top of. It is no longer all gunked up, but just has the normal char you'd expect to see. Next is the thermostat which should "Heal" the thing. Well, that and deciding on a proper boiler operating temp. So far I think 180F is too high, but I'm not experienced enough with it yet.

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Build Threads / Re: 2002 Suburban 2500
« on: December 12, 2018, 12:03:03 PM »
I think I just found a good set of 243 heads.

These are the best of the cathedral port heads which are great for torque production. Also used on the LS6 motor of old. These can push upwards of 300 CFM and are the basis for +500 HP builds.

Here we go!

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Alternative Energy / Re: Wood Fired Boiler Install
« on: December 12, 2018, 11:25:26 AM »
Yea it burns a lot of wood, true

But that wood only cost me labor so far, so quantity, to a point is OK with me.

Now on the other side of the equation, my house stayed 74F most of last night, finishing with 73F this morning. And loads of hot water in the shower.

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Build Threads / Re: 2002 Suburban 2500
« on: December 11, 2018, 10:36:16 PM »
I have setup for the 9.5 front and 4.56 if you go that deep.

 :popcorn:
Ya know, I may be a player on that JR
Already set up in the diff, or new in the box?

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Build Threads / Re: 2002 Suburban 2500
« on: December 11, 2018, 10:35:24 PM »
Can you just do an early out exhaust like you did on cmax, stick it out just under the rear tire?

What are the plans for gearing on the front?

Did you ever decide on lift?


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I would like to do that, but I also think it would be noisy

The turbo does things to quiet the diesel, would on a gasser as well. But in this arrangement I have here, the exhaust which used to be very sound controlled will be a open pipe port to tailpipe. With that in mind it might be wise to get a couple more feet and some more sound deadening between me and the exhaust note

Lift, I've been looking at the 3" to 4" and I don't like any of that. Everytime I see a burb lifted 6" or more, it starts to look right. So no decisions yet

Gearing? To remain the stock 4.10
Driving down the highway with the 30" tall tires it tacks at like 2350ish RPM
The cam I am going to buy comes on at 2100 with like 80% of peak torque, so the 33" tire should cut the RPM to around 2100. The overall effect is that the truck will want to cruise around 75 to 80 is my guess. If I had to regear, I'd go to 4.88 and run a 35" tire.

This motor is going to make over 500 ft lbs, so it may not have a big problem moving along. I'll just have to see how it shakes out

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Alternative Energy / Re: Wood Fired Boiler Install
« on: December 11, 2018, 10:28:02 PM »
So how much wood you burning per day?
In 24 hours, cold, I'd say somewhere between one to two full wheel barrows.

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D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: December 11, 2018, 09:19:54 PM »
341 pages and over half a million views...

It's a wonder all of you aren't broke and unemployed!

See what you started Ken!

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Hand Tools, Power Tools, Welders, etc / Re: Grizzly Knife Grinder #G1015
« on: December 11, 2018, 09:17:43 PM »
Jeez I ain't even posted anything yet!
2 reasons I went with this one is first,  can't beat it for the price.  There is an aftermarket attachment that will turn it into a 4 pulley setup for 170 bucks.
Second, primary use will be for metal fab, and the compact size makes it easier to fit in my tiny shop. (I guess that makes 3 reasons).
It also runs the common 2x72 belts.
You have no room to say anything.

Boneheads add two pages to my threads before I have done anything!

They are just windin' up on yours!

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D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: December 11, 2018, 09:14:22 PM »
Thanks Sam.  There is enough 130 proof whiskey there to make an entire crowd stupid.

Thought about you today.  Watching Building Off The Grid, North Pole and these guys built a 12x16 cabin 16 miles from no where hauling in everything on snowmobile.  Way envious, but I would be doing it solo.  Wife is not on board.
Wouldn't take much, if any at all considering modern day crowds!

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Alternative Energy / Re: Wood Fired Boiler Install
« on: December 11, 2018, 09:11:50 PM »
Oh, and that powder creosote killin' powder stuff works. Inside my boiler the tar stuff is nearly gone. It dried out, turned papery and flaked off. The exhaust runs a lot closer to clear now as well. I think I'm beginning to get on top of the learning curve.

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Alternative Energy / Re: Wood Fired Boiler Install
« on: December 11, 2018, 09:10:01 PM »
Don, how goes the heating of the home? Hopefully all is good now that you have cleaned out the crud and are feeding dry wood.
It's working fairly well Bob.

It goes through some wood though, but it is still not dialed in

Right now I have the tempstat which cycles the air flapper door thing set to 180.

The unit will not maintain 180F water temp, not yet so the door just stays open. That allows a bunch of air in that the fire just loves. So it goes through wood quite regularly.

Also, I do not have a thermostat inside controlling the fan, I have just kept the fan continuously on. So essentially, the heat exchangers are constantly pulling heat off of it, so it never really has the chance to catch up.

The final answer will be to set the hydrostat temp at somewhere that is manageable. I thought about dropping it ten degrees, to 170 then get a simple two wire thermostat controlling the fan.

With all of that, the demand for heat will not be continuous, but only when needed. Instead of a 100% duty cycle, I think I can drop this thing to something less and still stay cozy. Last night it was in the teens, while my whole house remained between 72F and 73F. But it ate all the fuel pdq, and by luck I had to get up to talk to a man about a dog and went out and tossed some more dead tree parts in there. We woke to a toasty house, so its all good.

I haven't had the heat pumps even turned on since I restarted the fire

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Build Threads / Re: 2002 Suburban 2500
« on: December 11, 2018, 08:48:43 PM »
So with frozen ground outside, I did what came naturally.

Fire up the pressure washer and get coated with grease, grit and cold water

Took maybe an hour, but I think I have the underside spic n span and ready for the undercoating and cavity sealer I have planned for the morrow

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Build Threads / Re: 2002 Suburban 2500
« on: December 11, 2018, 08:46:43 PM »
Leaky front seal!

I know how to fix that.

Remove the drive shaft, then pinion nut.

Pull the yoke and ring and pinion, install a grizzly locker, then rap in a new seal and reinstall everything.

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Build Threads / Re: 2002 Suburban 2500
« on: December 11, 2018, 08:44:49 PM »
All kinds of space is opening up under the Burb!

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Build Threads / Re: 2002 Suburban 2500
« on: December 11, 2018, 08:43:43 PM »
And there's some silly looking 5" stainless exhaust tip thing

Coffee can exhaust. I can Craigs list that sucker to the jap car crowd for some pretty good $$$ I bet

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Build Threads / Re: 2002 Suburban 2500
« on: December 11, 2018, 08:42:12 PM »
I make the factory tailpipe to be either 2 3/4" or 3"

The Dynomax is 4" ID

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Build Threads / Re: 2002 Suburban 2500
« on: December 11, 2018, 08:41:15 PM »
Muffler size...See any differences?

That dynomax muffler is really light weight, heck everything is. It's only a couple of pounds, not 40+ like the stocker.

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Build Threads / Re: 2002 Suburban 2500
« on: December 11, 2018, 08:39:48 PM »
And the new system side by side.

The new system is not a bolt on. I'll have to cut it at the point where the two 3" pipes blend into the 4" diameter of the massive muffler connection. I have done this before, twice. Not a big deal really, just work

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Build Threads / Re: 2002 Suburban 2500
« on: December 11, 2018, 08:37:07 PM »
It's way too heavy, too complicated, just space hoggin, performance killin unnecessary hippie junk!

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Build Threads / Re: 2002 Suburban 2500
« on: December 11, 2018, 08:35:22 PM »
My hand serves as a point to compare the huge volume of that muffler. It almost looks like it just stores up the exhaust, never expelling it!

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Build Threads / Re: 2002 Suburban 2500
« on: December 11, 2018, 08:34:09 PM »
Just look at all of this stuff!

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Build Threads / Re: 2002 Suburban 2500
« on: December 11, 2018, 08:33:23 PM »
So today with the help of a new recip saw I picked up at HF, I cut off the factory monstrosity of an exhaust. THis is going to be another big weight savings.

Starting here aft of a really big muffler

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Build Threads / Re: 2002 Suburban 2500
« on: December 11, 2018, 08:31:39 PM »
Sometimes the front 02s are not heated and the rears are.

Tuning could fix all that, but 02s are good for closed loop running.
They are heated, they are 4-wire sensors

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Build Threads / Re: 2002 Suburban 2500
« on: December 11, 2018, 08:31:13 PM »
Hope you are not going too radical on the cat back system. I did and man was it loud inside the cab.
Bob, I purchased a dynomax

Primary reason was cost. With respect to this build, everything is going to be inexpensive, sourced used, done myself and so forth to see just what one of these old burbs can be made into with a low expenditure. The Dynomax was hundreds less than comparable systems.

Now it has a straight through 4" muffla' so that does not speak to quiet running. But I have a trick or two up my sleeve. Remember that discarded MBRP 4" muffler off C-Max??? Well, it wouldn't be unusual for me to run two mufflers, in line to tone down the noise. I do not like loud exhausts.

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Hand Tools, Power Tools, Welders, etc / Re: HF 9 Amp Recip Saw
« on: December 11, 2018, 08:27:01 PM »
So today I gave it a workout, cutting the factory exhaust system, hangers and all off a Suburban. I made a bunch of cuts, making several in rapid succession. THe saw heated up, but never stalled nor really slowed at all. It's as powerful as my Hitachi corded saw which I have had for many years.

I went through 2 6" heavy metal blades cutting the stainless over and over. The saw seems unaffected by it all. For me, it was worth $50 just to have that exhaust off that easily, so I have to give this saw a solid endorsement. May it find peace and contentment and lots of stuff to chew on for years to come.

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Hand Tools, Power Tools, Welders, etc / Re: HF 9 Amp Recip Saw
« on: December 11, 2018, 08:23:11 PM »
The blade retainer is a clever little quarter turn bayonet style device. Simple, cost effective, easy and it retained the blades just fine

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Hand Tools, Power Tools, Welders, etc / Re: HF 9 Amp Recip Saw
« on: December 11, 2018, 08:22:11 PM »
Price was $59.95. Packaging was sufficient and the product appears to be robust

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Hand Tools, Power Tools, Welders, etc / HF 9 Amp Recip Saw
« on: December 11, 2018, 08:21:12 PM »
For some reason, both my corded and battery recip saws are down at the farm and my need for one is all the way up here at Casa-Don.

So I just bought another one. Makes sense!

I have been having pretty good luck with the Harbor Freight premium lines of tools. Just go for the best of whatever you are looking at and you probably landed on a decent product. No Dewalt not Milwaukee by any stretch, but serviceable, and job killin', You Bet!

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Build Threads / Re: 2002 Suburban 2500
« on: December 11, 2018, 05:59:44 PM »
Got some more done, but have domestic stuff to do before posting.

Question: Before and after the cats about transfer case longitude there are a couple of O2 sensors. The new exhaust has no where to mount them, so what do I do?
I'm thinking there is an O2 sensor "Fooler" plugin that attaches to the wiring harness and keeps the computer happy. Am I correct?

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D.O.T. / Re: Kenís latest build thread....
« on: December 11, 2018, 05:55:48 PM »
I get plenty of stink built up making craft projects and Pinterest things ok!!


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your craft project/construction smell is roses compared to grunt smell.......

Tell em'

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D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: December 11, 2018, 08:52:33 AM »
Both Daves: Pretty good work!

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Build Threads / Re: 2002 Suburban 2500
« on: December 11, 2018, 08:49:33 AM »
That's all I got through today

I would have had the exhaust off, but monkeying with that spare tire took a bunch of time up. Stay tuned...
So you?re saying your spare tire was getting in your way?  Sounds like time for a new exercise program. :)

Let me know if you need someone to throw headers at, or someone to take pictures as you?re dropping exhaust parts on your head.


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You aren't gettin' my headers!

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D.O.T. / Re: Kenís latest build thread....
« on: December 11, 2018, 08:47:38 AM »
I think the isssue is it?s to nice here to just leave.  I mean kicking and screaming will only make it worse don. 


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Too nice, or the only place we really fit in in this crazy world?  Don?t fire me boss!  I?ll behave......maybe


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You're close

You're

Named Dave

The other one is much worser

Stay far from his waze!

...Won't stay fired...won't stay gone...wouldn't go away in the first place, keeps comin' back, won't stop squawkin'...

You all need to take note of Bobbee.

Good man there

Gets straight to the point, sez very little, seems to make cents (Literally, poor guy!). But he started and learned in the schul of gruntery. There, in that place they become men of action, few words and massive body odor!

You people learn some, will ya!  ;-))

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D.O.T. / Re: Kenís latest build thread....
« on: December 11, 2018, 08:40:52 AM »
I think the isssue is it?s to nice here to just leave.  I mean kicking and screaming will only make it worse don. 


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You ain't seen kickin' n screamin' yet

Just wait till she tells me to do the windows

Then you'll hear and see ma werst!

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D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: December 10, 2018, 10:08:16 PM »
I just drive it and watch it

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D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: December 10, 2018, 09:00:41 PM »
Clock spring also controls airbag, but when they short out they can cause problems with other systems . It is possibly related.  If you know the spring is bad, do it first then go from there.
Ken, I think you just solved a mystery with my C-Max.

Remember when I installed the CP3 pump?

I had to disconnect the short shaft of the steering column.

You will recall that I installed it firewall side only to discover my steering wheel was upside down, 180 out.

The alignment guy set it upright, but immediately thereafter I had a amber warning light, the triangle with the squiggly lines, like traction control or yaw control or whatever that thing is called. Has been on ever since. I have suspected he went the wrong direction fixing the shaft (I mean how would he know?? 50/50 chance and he chose the wrong direction)

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D.O.T. / Re: Kenís latest build thread....
« on: December 10, 2018, 08:56:09 PM »
Here we go.  Someone is getting banned again


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Won't work!

I have tried to ban and fire Shawn and some Dave's

But they won't go away.

Guess we're stuck with em'

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Build Threads / Re: 2002 Suburban 2500
« on: December 10, 2018, 08:08:40 PM »
Things got dicey when I tried my best to lower the spare tire the normal way. Something wasn't meshing and I never got the tire winch to move! I ended up cutting the tire retainer off and just dropped the tire

They never function properly on those GM?s, I believe there is an official GM bulletin that in fact states you have to cut the retainer to use the spare. It?s really handy when your tire blows crossing the Ohio river on I75 north bound into Cinci, not that I have any experience with that... :popcorn:
Oh No!

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Build Threads / Re: 2002 Suburban 2500
« on: December 10, 2018, 08:06:03 PM »
Oh and BTW, that air intake made no difference at all save a bit more noise (Of the good kind) and it looks performance oriented.

But

When a cammed six liter starts gulping loads of air, in that engine bay, it will weigh in substantially

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Build Threads / Re: 2002 Suburban 2500
« on: December 10, 2018, 08:04:10 PM »
That's all I got through today

I would have had the exhaust off, but monkeying with that spare tire took a bunch of time up. Stay tuned...

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Build Threads / Re: 2002 Suburban 2500
« on: December 10, 2018, 08:02:24 PM »
Next up, these are history...CYA

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Build Threads / Re: 2002 Suburban 2500
« on: December 10, 2018, 08:00:25 PM »
Wait,  that thing has dual tanks? I don't believe I've had one of those in the shop, in that body style.
BK (Brother Ken), you see it. Pretty sure it's not a DEF tank or smugglers device, so my monnee sez its a gas tank!

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Build Threads / Re: 2002 Suburban 2500
« on: December 10, 2018, 07:56:00 PM »
That tank will likely stay, although I could fab a tank that got a bunch deeper if I took a notion to do so, we'll see.

Look at all the junk liberated from my truck. That stuff will NOT be going back on

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Build Threads / Re: 2002 Suburban 2500
« on: December 10, 2018, 07:52:06 PM »
And

We see this truck has the dual tank thing going on

Good sized sucker, what close to 10 gallons??

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Build Threads / Re: 2002 Suburban 2500
« on: December 10, 2018, 07:50:02 PM »
Next up, the spare tire which will move to the back bumper shortly is supported by a heavy cross member and a backing plate. I always pull that junk and save the weight. I think all in total I'm somewhere between 75-100 lbs removed today. That total is getting up there, and will grow as I replace that massively huge stock exhaust system and replace with the lightweight stainless stuff.

And here it is, all gone!

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Build Threads / Re: 2002 Suburban 2500
« on: December 10, 2018, 07:40:40 PM »
Things got dicey when I tried my best to lower the spare tire the normal way. Something wasn't meshing and I never got the tire winch to move! I ended up cutting the tire retainer off and just dropped the tire

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Build Threads / Re: 2002 Suburban 2500
« on: December 10, 2018, 07:39:04 PM »
All the stock stuff is still there. Spare looks period correct and the spare tire tools which will not be replaced or reused were complete in Chevy packaging. I think I'll sell that stuff off, unless someone on here actually needs it, then its shipping only.

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Build Threads / Re: 2002 Suburban 2500
« on: December 10, 2018, 07:37:02 PM »
So now we know for sure, 14 bolt semi floater  :cry:

Yea, I know its OK, but I really wanted a FF hangin out back there

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Build Threads / Re: 2002 Suburban 2500
« on: December 10, 2018, 07:29:21 PM »
Don's 64th build/gossip thread...

So as I got busy starting on the headers and exhaust, I got tangled up with the spare and spent some time wranglin' through all of that. Anyway, in true "Don" fashion I'll get a bit more involved in the project with a divergence or two. You see pulling on stuff, old stuff, I got some Oregon dirt in my Mark-1 eyeballs and decided right then and there, that this truck gets a good pressure washing before all that purdy new stuff goes on.

Pressure washin' begat some weather proofin' and paintin' n' such, so I think I saw some of the exhaust system off to get more access to what lies beneath and get that done in the morrow

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