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Old 09-26-2015, 03:34 PM   #41
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Turpentine doesn't exactly lend itself to sexy packaging and wild claims like a lot of other products. It's just a good, basic product. No ones going to feature it on an end-cap display with special Labor Day pricing!
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Old 09-26-2015, 06:16 PM   #42
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Hey cruzer, maybe turpentine ought to market itself like St. Pauli Girl beer??

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Old 09-27-2015, 06:43 PM   #43
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Maybe if it was only produced by one manufacturer...
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Old 09-28-2015, 11:03 AM   #44
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Maybe if it was only produced by one manufacturer...
ah yes, blended family syndrome.
I suppose you're right.
turpentine's got to get sexy back.
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If I was going to market turpentine I'd first start with an education program to teach people what it is. Our schools ought to have programs on practical products that are still available at much lower costs than some of the slick packaging garbage that does not work as well as what grandma used in the 20s. Fells Naptha soap. Denver Mud wound dressing. 3 in 1 oil, linseed oil wood finish, etc. For a commercial for turps as my Dad called it, I'd get some down home boogie music out of the Texas and Louisiana turpentine camps played by the great Pine Top Smith in the Barrel Houses along the road. Ah but I digress......
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Like it Dave. Like it.
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Old 09-28-2015, 07:57 PM   #47
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Finally (and reluctantly) drilled the holes in my 21 for the ETI mounting brackets. I was surprised the instructions didn't include using the sealant supplied UNDER the brackets while bolting them down to the roof. The "goober everything" method was amusing. I also used the sealant on the threads of the screws that penetrated the solar panel edges; figured it was not quite as good as Loctite, but free............
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Old 09-28-2015, 08:37 PM   #48
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It is definitely a 2 person job, were you able to use the washer? The bolts were too short, in my opinion....but when you tighten that lag into the panel it really squishes the goop out.
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Old 09-28-2015, 09:06 PM   #49
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It is definitely a 2 person job, were you able to use the washer? The bolts were too short, in my opinion....but when you tighten that lag into the panel it really squishes the goop out.
No problem using the washers, the bolts I received have a 1 inch threaded length. I cut a 2x4 to size to use as a jack under the bolts in the overhead cabinets to ram the bolt fully against the bottom side of the roof and compress the headliner so I could thread the nuts on from topside.
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Finally (and reluctantly) drilled the holes in my 21 for the ETI mounting brackets. I was surprised the instructions didn't include using the sealant supplied UNDER the brackets while bolting them down to the roof. The "goober everything" method was amusing. I also used the sealant on the threads of the screws that penetrated the solar panel edges; figured it was not quite as good as Loctite, but free............
Just did mine too. I put sealant under as well. You do have to be careful with the self tappers. Had the clutch set too high and stripped the first one.
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