mets. my helmet is only a year old with nothing wrong and id rather paint it than have to buy a new one
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Simply mix equal parts water and vinegar in a spray bottle and spray the inside of your helmet. Let it sit for a few minutes, then wipe it down with a clean cloth. The vinegar will neutralize any odors without damaging the helmet or dripping into your eyes mid-game!
It`s perfectly possible and safe to paint your mask; And it`s actually quite easy. I`m currently refurbishing a sportmask mage – new foam, new paint, new cage. Step 1 – disassemble: Take your cage off, take off the back plate, and I strongly recommend you remove and replace the foam.
Similar to CCM helmets, Bauer helmets can often be used for 10 or so years if taken care of over the years. However, like any other helmet, they expire under USA Hockey after 6.5 years.
Just rub the adhesive in a circular motion with soap and water until it`s completely removed. If that doesn`t seem to work, try rubbing the adhesive with nail polish remover or an oil-based substance like baby oil, vegetable oil or mineral oil.
Start by holding a hairdryer over the sticker/decal around 7-8 inches away from the helmet and gradually move closer until it becomes easy to peel away. This will help avoid damage to the helmet and ensure your decal peels away cleanly.
Just take the pads and lining out of your helmet soak them into a solution of baby shampoo for about 30 minutes. Clean it with water and let it dry normally under the sun. If the inner lining and pads cannot be removed, then dip the entire helmet in a big bucket of foam created using baby shampoo.
Soft Equipment — Gloves, Liners, Jerseys, and Pants

It should be obvious that ice skates and a helmet will destroy a washing machine. But both the skates and the helmet will have a removable lining that can go in a washing machine, and socks, soft pads, jerseys, gloves, and anything that flexes will wash thoroughly.

You`ll need to use acrylic or spray paint on your helmet, so now`s the time to choose your colors. You can find all the materials you need at your local hardware store. Come up with a cool design. Try sketching it out on paper to get a sense of what you`re going for.
Eject® Helmet Removal System is a small air bladder that fits easily into any helmet, without changing its fit or feel. In the event of a crash, First Responders can help reduce the risk of secondary neck or spine injuries by inflating the Eject System, which gently lifts the helmet off a rider`s head.
Heat and Bake

One of the most popular in-store adjustments involves using heat. If they prefer not to do it at the store, some people use a hair dryer, which can be applied to the boot of the skate for 2-3 minutes before trying the skate on to mold it to their foot.

The Consumer Product Safety Commission, for example, advises that you should get a new helmet every five to 10 years (unless manufacturers recommend otherwise).
Helmets have a limited lifespan because the resin and other materials used in the manufacturing process over time can be effected by your body fluids, hair oils, ultraviolet light and normal wear and tear. It is prudent advice to replace your helmet 5 years after purchase or 7 years after the production date.
It is completely safe to vinyl wrap a helmet, in fact it is a better option than paint.
To adjust the fit the adjustment tabs or screws on the helmet should be loosened, the helmet placed on the head, and with both hands you should push the pieces of the helmet together until it is snug (will not move around).
As a motorcycle helmet is worn and as it ages it will loosen up over time. The amount that a helmet will loosen up depends a lot on the brand of helmet and the price level as the quality of the materials used in the foam padding are the biggest factor in why helmets loosen up over time.

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I have purchased three 750-watt power inverters in the last three weeks. They have all failed to work on the second or third use. The first two were the same brand. I replaced an old one that ran for several years. I am using it to run a 4.7 amp 120-volt vacuum cleaner motor that pumps up my air dock. I have it connected directly with marine cable to one of the boat batteries. The battery outputs about 12.8 volts DC. The fuses don?t blow, just No Output. I am using a three-wire 120-volt extension cord and am, wired neutral, hot and ground to the AC motor vial an on/off switch. The motor works fine when I run house power with an extension cord from the dock next to me. Could I be, just unlucky with new inverters and need to buy a forth one?
ANSWER : The problem may be that the inverter is undersized for the load. Is the 4.7 Amp rating the motor peak draw or the nominal one. What I mean is that it takes many times more power to start start the motor than when the motor is running. Typically it is 3 to 7 times more amps to start the motor than when it is running. It could be that starting the vacumm cleaner is stressing the inverter and it is causing it to fail prematurely. If you can find out the locked rotor current draw of the motor, the that would be the mininum size of the inverter.

Also, the type of inverter will make a difference on how the motor operates. A modified sine wave will make the motor run hotter than a pure sine wave inverter. Hope this helps.

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My basketball hoop broke and I have a pole cemented in the ground. Can you buy just the hoop/backboard itself and attach to the pole or do I have to cut the pole and start over?
ANSWER : Sorry I know nothing about basketball but it seems a crying shame to cut down the pole even if you can’t find a replacement hoop and board.

I have faced many similar things and I find remembering the wise old saying “in order to get the right answer it is important to first ask the right question”…

I suggest you ask around those who should know such things – the coach at the local schools, local teams. If you don’t get satisfaction then why not ask your local repair shop or fabricator if they can make what you need at a reasonable cost.

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Bike pedal is striped , get a new one or buy new bike?
ANSWER : It depends on the bike. if it’s a “cheap-o” bike;
if it’s one for little kids that costs under $50 – $70 or so then yeah, just get a new one.
if it’s a nice bike that cost you a bit more, i’d get it repaired at a bike shop or a sporting goods store.

Hope this helps!

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I just bought a Remington Model 742 Woodsmaster 30-06 at a large gunshow and noticed later that the bolt handle is only about 1/4 of an inch long, so it must have broken off at one point. Surely it was longer than that when new? How can I get a new one, and I need the manual and diagrams to take the rifle apart to fix that. Also there’s a plastic piece on the outside of the bolt, but just inside the gun. It slides with the bolt. Is this normal? The guys I bought it from said they took it deer hunting and that it shoots fine.
ANSWER : To remove the bolt, look at where the trigger enters the stock. There should be a little square/rectangle button right in front of it (inside the trigger guard, right in front of the trigger). Push that in and while holding it in, pull the bolt backwards (out). The bolt should come out pretty easy if you’re holding the button in. Most gun shops can order a new bolt. Likewise, many of them carry diagrams/manuals or can get them for you. You may also find one online for free if you hunt/peck enough. I’m not sure about the plastic piece you are referring to. My Remington is steel all the way. No plastic on the bolt anywhere. The other option is to take the bolt to Cabela’s or another gunsmith. Most of them (if they are competent) can repair the broken piece cheaper than buying a new bolt. They can also tell you if the plastic is normal. Just drop by with it and have them take a peek. estimates (and telling you if the plastic is normal) are usually free.

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My swimming pool. I have just had my fifth IC 40 Intellichlor chlorine generator installed in 4 years at a cost of over $900 today. Each one has worked for no more than 8 months. The first three were replaces under three year warranty, the fourth by a factory rep and I bought the fifth today. The first three all failed with Flow Chk PCB error message. The fourth just stopped working on Sunday, no power or lights. A local Pentair warranty person, whom I paid a Service Call, unplugged the unit, opened the small power center cover, showed me the green light indicating that there was power, plugged in a new IC 40 which worked immediately (as did the other four). I asked if I should replace the power center and he said that it’s basically just a transformer and is working fine. We do get occasional power blips that make the clocks on microwaves, etc blink, but I thought that the power center essentially isolates the cell from these. I do have a Florida Power and Light surge protector on the electrical box that brings power into the house. I have now talked to the pool builder, two Pentair warranty repairmen and one factory rep. I am at a loss. They all tell me they have no idea why these units fail after less than a year. This last IC 40 was installed 3/24/2010, version 2.0 and now failed in less than 5 months. Should I replace the power center that the IC 40 plugs into. Any other suggestions. I have been told that this is the best chlorinator. I don’t want to keep replacing units. By the way, each unit had been spotless inside. I keep the water chemicals and salt levels at ideal levels. The units have never worked long enough to get dirty inside. The power center is connected to an Intellitouch control system outside with an indoor control panel. Last time I called Pentair North Carolina and got some smart alec tech person that had no suggestions. Please Help if you can.
ANSWER : I’ve had the same experiance. On my fifth one as well. Fail every year. No idea why.

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Need a new ice hockey stick, just broke a synergy elite (se) pro stock and can’t find another. Looking for a durable and lightweight recommendation with a moderate mid curve, closed toe. I play defense and have been considering the ccm octo-gun 40 or 50 (tavares). Buying online and reading reviews makes narrowing down selections tough, I hate to spend over 120 bucks on a stick but also don’t want to go too far down from the stick I was using.
ANSWER : There appear to be lots of them on ebay… here’s one http://cgi.ebay.com/Easton-Synergy-Elite-Pro-Stock-Hockey-Stick-LH-Staal_W0QQitemZ270515680239QQcmdZViewItemQQimsxZ20100116?IMSfp=TL100116235001r21433

have a look at this page as well

http://www.nextag.com/easton-synergy-stick/compare-html

if you are comfortable with that stick you may wish to buy as many as the budget will allow you till you settle on one that works better for your needs. check out what tomas kaberly uses…. use horrid spelling of his name

robert

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I need to replace a gas valve for a furnace its a york stellar 133,000 btus the old valve number is 36E36-304 but is discontinued i need the new valve that replaces the old one and the price the model of the furnace is P3UCD20N10601A AND THE SERIAL NUMBER IS EBBM032176,can you show me a picture of the valve to compair it with my old valve
ANSWER : You will probably have to go with a “generic” gas valve. Try contacting Grainger to see if they can cross reference a workable solution.

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