One Gunner

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About One Gunner

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  • Interests (Hobbies, favorite activities, etc.):
    Fishing, Rod building
  • What I do for a living:
    Gun Technician, Large Cailber, U.S. Navy

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    Virginia Beach, VA
  1. That's a citation! Makes me gag just looking at the picture.
  2. can you post a pic?
  3. If it was one of my favorite rods I would cut it in half in the middle of the gouge, install a graphite sleeve with rod bond epoxy at least one inch above and below the cut, re-wrap and fish it. Properly done it should be fine and not noticeable if wrapped over. I have had to cut and sleeve several rods for various reasons over the years and they are still holding up just fine. Not for the faint of heart but I would rather repair something like this than have it blow-up casting or fighting a nice fish.
  4. Good deal! make sure you post some pics of the new floor.
  5. If it were mine I would just tape up the guides and guide wraps, sand the rod between the guides with 600 grit paper, and spray the areas with clear poly. Permagloss is a better finish for rods but can be a PITA to do touch-ups with.
  6. There are several options. Do you have a pic?
  7. Scally, I don't want to argue with you either. Perhaps I could have stated my opening assessment a little better like "if the filters and coil cleaning don't fix it you need to get a tech there to tell you for sure if it's Freon". I troubleshoot my own AC when problems occur, and yes I do know how to use the gages and a multimeter to determine where the problem lies. I would not try and lead someone down the wrong path costing them time and $$$. Sorry for the misunderstanding.
  8. Scallywag, I'm sure you are a competent AC guy, and I'm not an engineer I'm an engineering technician. The difference is I actually go out and troubleshoot and fix things. The things I work on are way more complicated than a simple AC system. By the way it was low Freon wasn't it?
  9. Ron, I'm glad to hear you got it working. As far as my background I'm an Engineering Technician with the DOD working on the Navy's Weapons systems. That doesn't qualify me as an AC guy, but I work with a bunch of shipboard AC tech's that are **** hot at what they do. I also had a problem with my upstairs unit coils freezing-up every summer, and every time it was low Freon. The AC guy couldn't find the leak because it was so gradual, and we ended up replacing the coil in the air handler that fixed the leak. I'm afraid you have a similar problem with leakage somewhere in the system. I hope your system holds up the rest of the summer because the fixes aren't cheap. They do have a sealant that's about $65 a can that the AC guy can pump in if yours goes low again. I got another 3 years out of my unit after the sealant was put in before we replaced the coil. Good luck.
  10. Low Freon causes the coils to freeze over. You need to have a tech hang the gages on your unit and he can tell you in ten seconds if the Freon is low.
  11. Very seldom are non-functional shutters half the window width. I would go with making them all the same 15.5 width as they are only cosmetic.
  12. It's not the filter, you're low on Freon.
  13. Yep, Bad
  14. Nice rod Billy. I'll bet some LSU fans would love to have that rod.
  15. On my rods that have a bit bigger butt section opening I'll write down the rod spec's, type and size of guides and spacing on a small piece of paper, put it in a small zip-lock bag and tie a string to it. Then I roll it up and insert it into the butt section with just enough string sticking out to hold it into place when I put on the butt cap. I size the butt cap to fit tight so I don't have to epoxy it to the rod. I also do this on rods that I sell to friends so If they need something replaced, or another rod built that's identical, I have all the information handy without them having to give me the rod to use as an example.