Total Loss in Louisiana


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Re: Total Loss in Louisiana

Post by rick457 » Fri Dec 02, 2016 12:03 am



I'm hitting the kill switch. later



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Re: Total Loss in Louisiana

Post by WingAdmin » Sat Dec 03, 2016 11:38 am

rick457 wrote:Just thinking about changing the fork brace
read about some binding issues
I've never had binding issues with an aftermarket fork brace. The Superbrace I had on my 1500 seemed to firm it up a bit, but the Blackwing Fork Brace I put on it was like a night and day change. It improved the handling, especially in corners, immeasurably.

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Re: Total Loss in Louisiana

Post by rick457 » Sat Dec 03, 2016 7:37 pm

Thanks for your recommendation, that's the one I was considering. Did you have any problems installing it. Did you get a chance to work on the wing.

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Re: Total Loss in Louisiana

Post by virgilmobile » Sat Dec 03, 2016 8:00 pm

rick457 wrote: Did you get a chance to work on the wing.
Actually I have...Just yesterday I had enough time to get started..
I have started a new topic about it's progress....
viewtopic.php?f=6&t=35868

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Re: Total Loss in Louisiana

Post by newday777 » Sun Dec 04, 2016 9:43 am

Wow, I've been off the grid for a while and haven't checked the posts in the chat section in a long time, just read through this past hour of this process of loss and rebuilding you've been through. Has anyone gone after the road construction company's liability insurance for the damages? That's what they pay it for.

As to the LEDs, are the strips hooked to a transformer? If so, I learned this week that different length connecting wires from the transformer to the strips will cause different light levels and power draws, overheating and failures. And too low a rated wattage output will cause overheated issues too. Lots to learn on LED light usage in homes and businesses as well as strain on the senses.

Prayers for you bro that someone will be held responsible and reimbursement for your losses will come through at some point. Remember to look to the Lord at all times

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Re: Total Loss in Louisiana

Post by virgilmobile » Sun Dec 04, 2016 10:51 am

I believe that our flooding is the direct liability of the Army Corp of Engineers and Depatrment of Transportation ans Development.
Construction with no provisions to reduce the flood level and maintain sutable drainage...
This has nothing to do with the Mississippi river system....
We have been taxed and paying for a diversion canal for 30 years....Road and development continued but the diversion canal hasn't even started to be completed...
The cart before the horse....

Now the gvt. decided to raise the flood level...I was above it when I built this house...They raised the flood level so most of us are now below this number.....What did this do????
Flood insurance was $245/year....Now it will be just a pizza under $4000/year...
Yes I can get $30,000 from FEMA....If I pay (them) $4000 a year for the rest of my life...(required flood insurance to keep the money)...

Sorry...That's extortion...worse than a crime mob....
I gave the money back...

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Re: Total Loss in Louisiana

Post by virgilmobile » Mon Dec 05, 2016 3:23 pm

virgilmobile wrote: The ones that overheated and turned yellow also draw more power.


Here's a close up of the natural white strip LED's that turned yellow.Obviously heat damaged.
I am convinced that they were damaged by lack of a proper heat sink material that it was glued to.
As the strip exited the 4 foot long diffuser box they turned back to white..I also noticed further down the strip,about 3 foot further,one single LED was turning yellow...It had come loose and was hanging in free air...still no heat sink.The remainder 6 foot of LED's were still fine.
The parallel mounted strips of cool white LED's were not affected,however they do draw less power/operate cooler.

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Re: Total Loss in Louisiana

Post by rick457 » Wed Jan 18, 2017 8:59 am

Virgil, Praying you and the wife are doing well. How is the house repair coming.
You had any more issues with the led lighting. Send us some pics.



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