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  1. Why Muddy needs a true desktop PC.

    So far I've seen Muddy nuke a laptop basically overheating. Darn Microsoft PC with ZERO heat management and end up with a laptop that is overheating and never know it. Here is my 20 year old computer case with its 5th set of guts. Now visibly I can see 4 fans in that picture. Two on the bottom edge are exhaust fans. The one on the CPU processor. Then you see one fan on the front face which is an intake. There is a massive fan in the power supply. Well there is 2 in the front face... One fan solely for cooling my hard drives and keeping the hard drive temperatures below 100*F all the time. Hard drives don't tolerate temperatures above 140*F very good during operation. My Motherboard can track the fan speeds and even control how fast the fans turn. Laptops are great for mobile working and quick jobs but don't have the cooling capacity to keep up with heavy work loads. The other problem is most Windows PC don't make use of the power and heat management very well because they look at performance more than longevity so typically a laptop will run till it burns up. Hence the picture below... It's more common than you think... Now take notice to the two hard drives. The left one is my main drive and the right one is my backup drive. So every morning about 5am Ubuntu Linux is backing up all my PC and my web server on the second drive. As for knowing the health of the hard drives there is a wonderful program on Ubuntu called "Disks" that will check the health of the drives and let you know BEFORE it fails. As you'll see my Hard drive is health and no issues physically with the drive. This tool is something Windows PC can't do out of the box. Also notice the temperature of the hard drive is nice and cool at 79*F. This drive has been running for 1 year and 9 days.
  2. Why Muddy needs a true desktop PC.

    I'm pretty sure today most all Dell computer still have the thermal protection turned off and most don't even monitor the temperatures. I'm kind in the weird basket the AMD A8-6600K APU with Radeon(tm) HD Graphics. I'd like to watch my CPU temps but current the "sensors" program isn't working correctly for my machines. Report weird temperatures even though the BIOS reports correct numbers. Again software bug. At least I can still monitor hard drive temps. 77*F is nice and cool... Anything over 120*F is bad new. 140*F is damaging... Again... Can't be done on Windows... You could get software to sniff out the SMART data from the drives but there is no way to monitor all the time. Conky panel on Ubuntu can do this task and display on your A-pillar display.
  3. Air Cooled Hemi...

    @MUDDY Remember I told you about Hemi's problem with the rear con-rod problem... Well here Hemi's new air cooled block design windowed...
  4. Air Cooled Hemi...

    Another custom hemi...
  5. Why Muddy needs a true desktop PC.

    Here is why I hate Dell computers... This Dell SERVER caught on fire... DELL still hasn't learned their lesson yet...
  6. Winter time is coming to Idaho

    White Water Wilderness Ranch looking towards Seven Devils Mountain Range... Winter is coming... (09/24/17)
  7. Winter time is coming to Idaho

    Another funny... MoparMom asked if I would replace the outside light on the corner of the house to provide more light in the driveway. So I stopped in Home Depot and picked up two 120 watt LED flood bulbs (actually 12 watts power used) but got the daylight version of bulbs. Then last night installed them and re-aimed the lights. Now this morning I get up and MoparMom has already been up for a bit and said' "it snowed last night". I'm like "really?!" So I look out the front door with the lights on and don't see any snow at all. So MoparMom looks again and mistaken the flood lights and the light pattern for snow.
  8. Why Muddy needs a true desktop PC.

    I'll post up some stuff I'm running across. Like How much Microsoft is attempting to be more like Linux. Here is a tidbit for you Muddy... About Netflix and HTML5... Microsoft joins Linux... ??? Ubuntu Linux now on Windows Store (for Insiders)
  9. Change the turbo oil please...

    Might want to drain the intercooler too...
  10. Oh crap... I got the wife involved now...
  11. See @MUDDY needs a good secretary to clean up the office. You might want to dive in...
  12. idaho turbo diesels fall time camp trip

    Ummm... No. I sure do wish I had my old Dodge Jamboree Class C motorhome that thing was sweet for cold weather. All the plumbing and tanks were inside and were easy to operate that RV down to 0*F which I've done several times. This RV my 2000 Jayco it's got plumbing outside the RV and freezes really easy. Then propane consumption is high for this beast being forced air.
  13. Winter time is coming to Idaho

    Well maybe for Parma, ID it would be "A lost Tourist"...
  14. idaho turbo diesels fall time camp trip

    I'm out of the camping game now. I'm going to be hauling my RV back and winterizing it today (Tuesday Oct. 10, 2017) we've already had temps down to 29*F and forecasted for snow in the next few days. My Jayco won't even do 31*F night at all. It will freeze the water lines to the bath being they are outside the house area and not heated as well as poorly insulated with no way to access them.
  15. OMG... An Admin that never looked in the Members Database for email information... Now I've heard it all...
  16. Winter time is coming to Idaho

  17. Hmmm.... I think I'd crop that and use it as a header banner maybe? I could place it as a full background but only the rim would be visible. Now if the background was transparent on the wrapper part of the forum (the white background) then you would see the photo a bit more. I'm going to have to play with it a bit and see when it goes. @4Play could you email me the original photos? So I got a unmodified version without the site resize feature.
  18. Again my schedule changes again. I'm hitched up and heading towards Muddy's place today. Really tough to set schedules and hold everything together. Like I'm supposed to install oxygen sensors in a Subaru and work on a fire truck but with all MoparMom's appointments, I had to cancel those and change my schedule again. No wonder I'm always behind schedule...
  19. Way things are going I won't be down there till after 2:45 or 3:00pm. Just skip me... With all I've got to keep scheduled for Mom's Dialysis and other things it's rather crazy to get your schedule right and on time.
  20. Here is what happens if you equalize charge a AGM battery

    So just for fun, I ran downstairs to check my own batteries. The electrolyte is low in all cells. It no longer touching the full ring. So I grabbed the "Steam" distilled water and proceeded to load all the cells up with distilled water. Now since distilled water and the acid mixture has different specific gravity rating you have to mix the distilled water into the acid mixture. This is done with a equalize charge. My inverter has a function for that and allows me to equalize the entire bank. As you can see the charger is heading up to the target of 31.0 Volts or in a 12-volt world it would be 15.5 Volts. This will make the battery gassy and as the bubbles rise to the top they will stir the distilled water into the rest of the cell also at the same time removing plate sulphation. It took me all of about 10 minutes to load up the batteries, about 3 quarts of distilled water added, start the equalize process, put all the cell cap on and then put the lid on the batter box. Within about 30 seconds I could already smell the gas starting. My battery box is vented outside the building. Just got to remember that I'm doing all this on a 4kw Inverter @ 120 VAC and 820 Amp/hour of batteries in 24-volt configuration. I'm just powering my ENTIRE house on a 24/7 basis...
  21. Just like the title says. This is what happens if you equalize charge a AGM battery. Something you can't do with AGM battery. Like lead acid batteries you can do a equalize charge on the battery and it cleans the sulphation off the plates. Attempt it with a seal battery like a Optima it will blow the case. This why most of my lead acid battery will out perform a sealed AGM battery. This doesn't mean buy the battery and store it in your shop for 10 years on a battery charger. I mean installed in a vehicle and used every day. As stated from Trojan Battery. Here is battery University
  22. Here is what happens if you equalize charge a AGM battery

    That is false. ALL automotive batteries will vent while charging. It's just that AGM batteries have to build up case pressure before venting and typically vents smaller amounts. This how all maintenance free batteries attempt to keep moisture in the cells and prevent drying out. Still in all that drawn in black these are the vents on Optimas yes they do open up and vent every time you charge the battery again just opens when the cell pressure rises. Remember also this why they are called AGM (Absorbed Glass Mat) Batteries. The material between the plates is just dampened with acid mix there is no real liquid in the cell. So this why they claim they will not leak because of it like a damp towel it would not drip. But it doesn't take much heat and charge current and the venting process occurs eventually the moisture is lost and the cells dry out. Once that occurs game over this applies to wet cell batteries too but we have the ability to add distilled water before the plates are exposed and equalize charge the batteries again to knock the sulphation off the plates. Just think of under hood conditions starting up on a cool morning put a good discharge on the battery as you crank then alternator kick in with a stiff bulk charge rate to recover the battery. As the under hood temperature rises the pressure will naturally build in the battery cases it to vent without even charging. Then add the 14.5 to 14.8 charge voltage on a cold battery which AGM don't like fast charging because of venting issues. Now for RV use and slow charging yeah you could get away with it in a RV. Just charge the battery slowly. So like I've got 410 Amp/Hour batters here so suggested for wet cell charge rate is C/20 (Capacity / 20) so (410 / 20 =20.5 Charge rate) so with a AGM most like be small capacity and charge rate will be slower to prevent gassing/venting. Like on my Inverter it set for 1 AC Amp Charge rate... Here is my charge math... 120 Volts AC x 1 Amp AC = 120 Watts = 24 Volts DC x 5 Amps DC So even with my massive 410 Amp hour batteries L16RE-B series I will not charge any faster than 5 Amps keep gassing and venting of moisture down. Faster the charge rate the more venting will occur. My solar/hydro will boost above this but with winter coming the hydro will be shut down and solar will be limited for the deep southern sun.
  23. Winter time is coming to Idaho

    So what do you call "Pretty Woman" in Parma, Idaho?
  24. Led third brake light

    Hey Millco... It 1997 technology... There isn't any bulb check electronics just +12V power on one side and switched ground on the other. Nothing more. Review the diagram above... eview