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    08-24-2014, 08:29 PM
    I feel your pain. My home has been broken into twice 3 days apart and I lost most of the things I valued most... keepsakes that can never be replaced...
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    08-19-2014, 07:48 PM
    firbikrhd1 replied to a thread Aluminum "grease" in General
    You can also order it directly from the manufacturer via the web. http://www.slipit.com/shop.html
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    08-18-2014, 10:30 PM
    Maybe one of these: http://www.harborfreight.com/blind-hole-bearing-puller-95987.html OTC and Snap On have them too.
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    08-17-2014, 10:23 PM
    firbikrhd1 replied to a thread Aluminum "grease" in General
    I was just introduced to this the other day by my 86 year old dad who has been using it for years. Right away I thought about mentioning it here for...
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    08-15-2014, 10:45 PM
    firbikrhd1 replied to a thread Look Ma, No Spark Plugs in General
    Just a wild guess, but using aircraft type engines on the ground in an aircraft environment such as a hanger or for field use might be prompted by...
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    08-15-2014, 10:29 PM
    I believe Ironmonger probably has the answer if the machine itself is working properly. You didn't mention whether you are using flux core wire or...
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    08-12-2014, 09:21 AM
    firbikrhd1 replied to a thread hole saw in General
    You don't mention the tolerance necessary, but hole saws don't necessarily cut exactly round or accurate, even if you found one that left a core the...
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    08-11-2014, 09:53 PM
    firbikrhd1 replied to a thread Making a pistol?? in General
    No claim of knowing very much about gunsmithing, the following is just and observance and an uneducated thought: I own a commercially manufactured...
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    08-04-2014, 11:01 PM
    Unless you have a machine with ball screws you will have backlash. Maybe not as much as you currently have but you'll have to adjust of it just the...
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    08-02-2014, 10:24 AM
    firbikrhd1 replied to a thread OT Lightning in General
    Very nice shots! Years ago before the age of digital, I used my old Minolta SRT101 on a tripod with a cable release and "seat of the pants" timing to...
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    07-30-2014, 09:41 PM
    Thank you!
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    07-29-2014, 10:43 AM
    firbikrhd1 replied to a thread OT: Generator follies in General
    I have a 4000 watt Honda for that. The 20kw generator powers my entire house during hurricanes, including providing AC. After Hurricane Andrew...
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    07-28-2014, 09:31 AM
    firbikrhd1 replied to a thread OT: Generator follies in General
    My Generac QuietSource 20KW generator is about as loud as the outside portion of a central HVAC unit. Four cylinder water cooled engine with quiet...
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    07-27-2014, 07:33 PM
    firbikrhd1 replied to a thread Threading angle in General
    According to my 1942 copy of Ford's Shop Theory (pg. 133), the 30 degree setting is preferred because you can leave your compound at that angle for...
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    07-27-2014, 07:16 PM
    My pump requires 4 wires after the control box. The well is about 200' from the house so the well drillers opted to save me some bucks on wire by...
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    07-26-2014, 10:40 PM
    firbikrhd1 replied to a thread OT: Generator follies in General
    Yeah, my dad tried to quiet down his 5000 watt generator powered by a B&S engine with the same results. We didn't use a meter to read decibels but it...
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    07-26-2014, 04:37 PM
    My new home has a deep well to supply water and the pump is located 800' down. At the well head there is a control box for the pump containing all...
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    07-21-2014, 02:53 PM
    I wonder how it was done back in 1885, no CNC back then and probably the same machine tools you have access to. It would be interesting to know.
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    07-20-2014, 08:06 PM
    While I was on the Fire Department performing pre-fire inspections one day we came across what I would consider an outdoor machine shop. It was a...
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    07-20-2014, 10:06 AM
    Food for thought: http://www.cvel.clemson.edu/auto/systems/valve-timing.html
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    07-16-2014, 08:30 PM
    Maybe I missed it but I didn't see a mention of friction loss as a reason to keep lines equal length and with a similar number of bends of near equal...
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    07-13-2014, 04:24 PM
    If it were me I'd just make a bunch of my own "T" nuts. It's a perfect shaper job but can be done on a mill just as easily. Choose a bolt and thread...
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    07-09-2014, 10:54 AM
    2/4, 2/6 and 3/0 doors are standard sizes, expressed in feet and inches. Rough openings are generally 2" wider. You can have doors and frames made to...
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    07-08-2014, 05:03 PM
    I looked at tankless gas water heaters last time mine needed replacement. The return on investment for the tankless was so long and installation...
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    07-08-2014, 11:36 AM
    How about a Jacobs Armature Chuck. They come up available on Ebay every so often. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LZqOr-wi9Ik
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    07-07-2014, 08:52 PM
    I was thinking of a walk out basement with perhaps two or three sides exposed and above ground. Probably tunnel vision on my part, that's how my...
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    07-07-2014, 08:46 PM
    Sometimes things happen without a good explanation. Statistically (and this is a guess) probably 90% of the time a sterile breathable bandage takes...
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    07-07-2014, 05:49 PM
    Perhaps I misunderstood your solution, but if the footing isn't deep enough (below the frost line) it will surely freeze again. A replacement footing...
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    07-07-2014, 04:15 PM
    IMHO, That thought process might be OK if you're going to live in the house for the remainder of your life and resale will never be a factor and you...
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    07-07-2014, 09:08 AM
    With regard to scrapes and infection, mechanism of injury and what is left behind (contamination) play a big part in whether you get an infection or...
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