2008 Honda Odyssey Broken Lug Bolt Repair

Steps for removing broken or damaged lug bolts and installing new lug bolts WITHOUT removing the hub: 1 - Raise car - remove tire 2 - Remove caliper from disc, remove brake hose clamp connecting it to strut housing, and hang caliper out of the way (no need to disconnect brake line) 3 - Remove caliper bracket (2 bolts on back near dust shroud) 4 - Remove 2 phillips screws connecting disc to hub and remove rotor disc 5 - Locate an area on the backing where there is clearance to slide the lug bolts out 6 - Position the damaged lug bolt to be removed 7 - Push/knock the damaged lug bolt out from the hub 8 - Insert the new lug bolt. It may be necessary to grind down a portion of the lug bolt head. 9 - Seat the new lug bolt with the ball joint separator 10 - Reassemble Link to Gokhan's article about using the Ball Joint Separator to remove and seat your lug bolts...
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Roof Drip Edge Flashing

Installing new or replacing old roof drip edge flashing. A metal drip edge, sometimes called flashing, is often installed at a roofs edge. The drip edge metal is usually “L” shaped metal flashing (sometimes other shapes) that is installed at a roofs edge. Many roofs are installed without a drip edge, but the shingle or tile roofing manufactures normally recommend them. The purpose of the metal drip edge is to channel water away from the roofs edge or to protect the wood edges of the roof. Roof sheeting is often plywood and at times may have the eave area covered with 1 x 6 dimensional lumber for aesthetic purpose. These plywood or 1 x 6 edge pieces (sometimes called starter board) if left unprotected, may get wet or absorb moisture on the edges, which causes the wood to deteriorate over time. The metal drip edges help to deter deterioration. The most critical location for drip edge metal flashing is the point where the majority of...
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Context of Play

Context of Play

When our son was diagnosed with autism and behavior & intellectual challenges several years ago, one of the main points the doctor (who had 20+ years experience of working with children) made to us was that everything we wanted our son to truly and meaningfully understand should be wrapped in the context of “play”. That advice has proved consistently true as our son has grown. Successful communication with a special needs child, preteen, teen, young adult, or adult who deals with autism and behavior & intellectual challenges is naturally and sincerely playful. It receives the most notable response. I believe it makes the strongest connections and gains trust with the child you love and you want he or she to know that you love them....
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ADUs

Are you considering creating a dwelling space in your backyard or near your home? Here's some info to consider: WHAT IS A ADU? An accessory dwelling unit (ADU), refers to a secondary residential dwelling unit located on a single-family lot. (These units can be referred to as a carriage house, granny flat, mother-in-law suite, auxiliary unit, English basement, or cottage; ADU is the technical term.) A collection of ADUs built around one larger structure is known as a tiny house community. Both ADUs and tiny house communities are only allowed in certain states. "Construction codes tell you how to build your house," explains Andrew Morrison, of Tiny House Build. "Zoning depends on where you’ll build your house." Most of the country’s local building codes have been adopted from the International Residential Code (IRC) for one- and two-family dwellings, which contains size specifications like rooms (except bathrooms and kitchens) must be at least 70 square feet, while ceiling height must be at least 7...
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Why Am I So Tired and Sleepy?

Why Am I So Tired and Sleepy?

Cat Man Do - Simon's Cat. Why Am I So Tired and Sleepy? The compound Adenosine (ah-DEN-o-seen) is one factor. Adenosine is produced in the human body by the degradation of adenosine triphosphate (ATP), the molecule that serves as the “energy currency” for the body’s various cellular functions. The amount of adenosine produced in the brain thus reflects the activity level of its neurons and glial cells. The brain’s intense activity during periods of wakefulness consumes large amounts of ATP and hence causes adenosine to accumulate. More About Neurons The neuron is the basic working unit of the brain, a specialized cell designed to transmit information to other nerve cells, muscle, or gland cells. Neurons are cells within the nervous system that transmit information to other nerve cells, muscle, or gland cells. More About Glial Cells The glial cells surround neurons and provide support for and insulation between them. Glial cells are the most abundant cell types in the central nervous system. Types of glial...
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Tonebone JDX Direct-Drive

Tonebone JDX Direct-Drive

Radial Engineering's amp and cabinet speaker emulator. *Guitar amp simulator for pedalboards *Eliminates the need to bring an amp to the gig *4 x 12 half-stack & open back combo tones *Employs Radial’s popular JDX tone shaping Click here to visit the website. Specifications Circuit Type: Class-A BiFET input buffer with electronic frequency shaping circuitry Frequency Response: Shaped for guitar use Dynamic Range: 83dB to 100dB Total Harmonic Distortion:: <0.01% Noise: -78dBU Intermodulation Distortion: >0.1 @ -15dBu Out Maximum Input: > +5dBu Maximum Gain - input to XLR output: 0dB Minimum Gain - input to 1/4" output: -5.8dB Clip Level - XLR output: > +5dBu Output Impedance - XLR output: 600 Ohms Output Impedance - 1/4" output: 100 Ohms Mechanical Power: 40mA, 9VDC (center pin negative) Construction: 14-gauge steel chassis and outer shell Finish: Durable powder coat Shipping Weight: 1.6 lbs. (.7 kg) Size: 4.75" x 3.625" x 2" (121 x 92 x 51mm) Warranty: Radial 3-year, transferable Specifications are subject to change without notice. ...
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