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PostPosted: November 20, 2019, 1:45 pm 
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Unplug NOW!

Lithium batteries on a NiCad/NIMH charger are really, really bad news...


That's correct. The NIMH charger is not smart enough to charge a Lipo, there's a good chance of a battery fire.
I've purposely punctured a 4 cell lipo battery, it auto ignited when the air hit the chemicals, burned super hot for around 20 minutes.

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PostPosted: November 20, 2019, 2:35 pm 
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300D50 wrote:
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Lithium batteries on a NiCad/NIMH charger are really, really bad news...

I'll be doing a few supervised test runs while watching the current and voltage before ever letting them go unattended to see how they do. Thanks for the concern though. I'm not using LiPo's, they're just boring old lithium ions. I've been around lipo's long enough to know how volatile they can be, even got to see the remains of a guy's Jeep that burned up due to a suspected LiPo caused fire. And if the original charger won't cut it, I have other chargers I can use, they're just not quite as convenient.
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Lithium Ion is just as sensitive.

Unless they are LiFePO4 cells, you're playing roulette.


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Ok, good to know. I guess I'll be using a lithium charger for them. I though the lithium ions were supposed to be more robust than LiPo's, but I guess that's just because theyre in a metal case rather than a plastic envelope.
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PostPosted: November 21, 2019, 1:05 am 
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Tried the NiCad charger with my home brew lithium battery, definitely a no go. I had my multi meter on it and watched as it was charging, it came up to 25.2 V and sort of backed off, but then started charging again. I chickened out and disconnected it at 25.3V, and modified my old broken charger so I can hook up my RC car charger that does LiPo's, LiIo, and LiFe batteries. It cuts back the current at full voltage so that it doesn't overcharge them. I also snagged a nice, compact, 6 cell lithium deawlt battery from the recycle bin at work today, just have to replace the cells in that one and I'll have 2 more batteries.
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PostPosted: December 8, 2019, 12:28 pm 
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Yesterday, it was rainy all day. It became time to take on some of those tasks I'd put off indoors. Not wanting to lose all my muscle mass as I age, it was time to put together this monster that I bought a few months back.
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It's an exercise piece that call the "Power Tower." You can do pull-ups, chin-ups, knee-up and dips plus pushups using the base handles. I surprised myself and can still do a few of each of those, but I'm way down from what I could do a few years back. At least I'm not starting from zero!

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During this site's "lost months" I had queried our resident experts about moving some electrical boxes. Alas, all remnants of that discussion are now MIA. The project has been completed. I removed one dead-ended electrical junction box, moved and provided future access to a previously hidden junction box, relocated 2 outlets and a switch, relocated a phone line. I also added 2 dimmable LED pot lights. Unlike what I came across, all electrical work is now done in a proper, workmanship manner and "per code". Here is the final result:

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I redid another 1911, this time a 9mm one. The idea is I'll shoot classic minor for IPSC next year, way cheaper ammo than shooting 45, and I don't have to worry as much about rounding up my brass. I started on it a couple weekends ago, but did the final work on Friday. It's a Chinese made Norinco, they're made from really good steel and dimensionally correct, but they aren't real nice cosmetically. And another bonus is I wouldn't really feel bad about botching the job either. I blended the beavertail and thumb safeties, did a trigger job, fitted an oversize aluminum trigger with an overtravel stop, extended mag release, magwell, undercut the trigger guard, and did a two tone parkerized finish. I'm probably forgetting a thing or two, but here's a few pictures just because.


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I redid another 1911, this time a 9mm one. The idea is I'll shoot classic minor for IPSC next year, way cheaper ammo than shooting 45, and I don't have to worry as much about rounding up my brass. I started on it a couple weekends ago, but did the final work on Friday. It's a Chinese made Norinco, they're made from really good steel and dimensionally correct, but they aren't real nice cosmetically. And another bonus is I wouldn't really feel bad about botching the job either. I blended the beavertail and thumb safeties, did a trigger job, fitted an oversize aluminum trigger with an overtravel stop, extended mag release, magwell, undercut the trigger guard, and did a two tone parkerized finish. I'm probably forgetting a thing or two, but here's a few pictures just because.


Yeah, like Kristian said, kinda, sorta, but not really, but with a BB gun this past summer
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7oZiV9exQKw&feature=youtu.be

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Perry, your link says that the video is private.

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rx7locost wrote:
Perry, your link says that the video is private.


Chuck, see if it's public now.

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Yesterday I put a beef blade roast in the smoker yesterday morning to have pulled beef for supper last night. Probably a 4 or 5 lb roast from my parent's beef. First time trying this, and it took way longer than I thought it would. It was done this morning when I got up though, so I wrapped it up in tin foil and stuck it back in the smoker at 160 to keep it hot until supper tonight. Good thing we thought to have a backup plan last night.
Update, definitely worth the wait. It was in the smoker for 19.5 hours, then wrapped in foil for another 10 or 11 hours so it wouldn't dry out.
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