Nothing likes practice, in and out a few times with the faucet and a person gets pretty good at itWe learned the hard way to never accept anything that arrives to the store in a smashed or torn box. We ordered an intake that came crushed in a crinkled box. It didn't even have all the broken off pieces in the box. I would return the saw and tell them to get a new one.
The worst intructions I ever read were the ones for installing a kitchen faucet.
"Remove old faucet"
"Install new faucet"
Yep, that was it. Took me 4 hours, 3 trips to Lowes, a roll of that white tape and a seriously sore body from wriggling under the sink. To top it off the blasted think LEAKED! Bad leak, running water when off leak! Hubby told me I did it wrong. I laughed until I couldn't breathe when he turned on the water after he "fixed" it and it still LEAKED!
But I now know how to not only install a kitchen faucet but shut off valves (there were none before) on water lines. This was over 10 years ago, the shut off valves still don't leak. The instructions on the little tag were clear and simple.
Check what the amperage draw will be. If it is something like 10 or more amps, then if you run this treadmill along with some other high current things, you might be tripping breakers. This is why it is code most places to have a microwave on its own circuit. But if you have this on a circuit without too much else on the circuit, you should be fine.HOWEVER. the book says it has to have a circuit to itself when operating---cannot run anything else on that circuit at the time.= It also says it cannot be used in a garage or on a covered patio and cannot be exposed to direct sunlight. Wonder what that is all about..
This is always awesome when you are working on your rig.A lot of the third party (aftermarket) accessories companies we deal with have stopped including printed instructions for assembly/use of their products. All are online.
I have a new inverter ready to install on our off grid system - the old one is still kind'of working. 'Only' $1800 for the updated replacement. Opening the box and inspecting it there was NO documentation except for a quick start guide fold out. Eh, oh well. I downloaded the ops manual, installation and service docs to an SD card. and dropped them off at the office store for printing. Double sided and, what the heck, color and 3 hole punched. Had the wife pick them up on her trip to town a few days later.This is always awesome when you are working on your rig.
Hands are greasy, you are covered in oil and the part says to look the instructions or specs up online. Then you have to clean up enough to use your phone just to get a one sentence torque spec or adjustment step.
Great! What tips do you have for exercise bikes?I serviced these machines and commercial fitness equipment for many, many years. For the inexpensive machines like this thread points out here are a few tips:
Lastly, if you are a runner and buy one of these, you should know better. Even if you can get by with it after several warranty repairs they will cancel or buy the contract out.
- Put it on a clean surface like carpet or a rug. Vacuum under it. Use a separate set of shoes for its use and not outside;
- Regularly take a tea towel and wipe under the belt on each side pulling any debris to the side, not to the back;
- When using it and holding the handle bars your arms should be loose. If your arms are stiff you are probably using the machine to pull you along. It can't do that and will over heat. It will fail;
- If you are a big person (190 lbs+) you really should have some elevation and slow it down. Refer to #3 above;
- NEVER let kids play on it;
- Extended warranty: personally I hate them. But if you will use this machine regularly over time you will get your money back several times over. These are NOT commercial units. They are intended for people who buy them after the holidays and forget them a bit down the road. But they CAN work for you if you use them for what they are.