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    Yesterday, 01:24 AM
    darryl replied to a thread What Material Do I use? in General
    Plywood certainly would not be my material of choice- everything I've seen lately has been or will soon be warped almost beyond use. It's as lousy...
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    08-31-2015, 02:10 AM
    darryl replied to a thread OT deep well pump system in General
    I appreciate all the suggestions, thanks for the input. I'll have to wait and see if there's any other developments. My sister is back at work so she...
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    08-30-2015, 10:08 PM
    darryl replied to a thread OT deep well pump system in General
    She did send me some pics. The tank look to be a 30 gal size, and the only things on it are the input pipe going in at the bottom and the air valve...
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    08-29-2015, 03:24 PM
    darryl replied to a thread OT deep well pump system in General
    I've just heard that the new controller isn't working- nothing is happening now. It is a small tank, and the pressure range for the pre-charge is...
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    08-29-2015, 02:42 PM
    Hi guys. Have a problem with our water system. The pump is being cycled on and off at a rate of about 2 or 3 seconds- comes on, apparently delivers...
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    08-26-2015, 02:13 AM
    Well that would have been a fun project to relieve tension I suppose. Has anyone seen the 150 hp wood lathe which uses a 6 ft long steel pipe as a...
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    08-26-2015, 02:02 AM
    darryl replied to a thread Fun Comparison in General
    I know the holes are for balancing, but it does seem a little crude. What gets me is when I see an armature that's been balanced by cutting grooves...
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    08-26-2015, 01:58 AM
    I seldom see offset brushes anymore. Every tool I've had apart in the last several years has the brushes at 90 to the commutator, and there doesn't...
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    08-24-2015, 12:56 AM
    darryl replied to a thread Ball Cutting in General
    Pivot axis for the ball cutter needs to be directly under the spindle axis. If the ball cutter axis is too far rearward you will cut a football- if...
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    08-10-2015, 01:10 AM
    darryl replied to a thread Need a BIG HV power supply in General
    Off on a bit of a tangent here, but 10 kv doesn't seem like it's beyond what some available film materials could withstand. Make your own capacitor?
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    08-08-2015, 01:25 AM
    I'd have to say that if you have the real thing, actual carnuba wax, then swirl on about 3 sq ft at a time, let haze, then buff out. Keep doing this...
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    08-06-2015, 01:30 AM
    Regardless of the vagaries of measured current draw, power factor, etc- that rating sounds like startup current draw, or perhaps current draw at the...
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    08-02-2015, 06:26 PM
    Just take it for what it is- an indicator that power is coming into the machine. It's probably meant to be that, and it makes even more sense that...
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    08-02-2015, 06:08 PM
    It would seem like the method of choice is to use splines. Just pressing a plastic gear onto a hub is likely to put too much stress on it if it's to...
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    08-02-2015, 05:58 PM
    A welder is basically a power supply- could be ac or dc, and the ac could be at a high frequency or not. The dc could be smoothed by a filter...
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    07-31-2015, 02:09 AM
    darryl replied to a thread Electric light issue in General
    Even with a mechanical switch there can be enough capacitance in the wiring to allow a small current to flow, enough for a simple arrangement of leds...
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    07-26-2015, 11:57 PM
    Got any titanium? I made a cutter from that and it lasted amazingly well. I couldn't get it super sharp but I burned my way through a hundred or more...
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    07-25-2015, 12:56 AM
    darryl replied to a thread OT- Trailer Tires in General
    I think we need a definitive look at the difference between car tires (or truck tires) and trailer tires. Personally I think trailer tires are more...
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    07-25-2015, 12:46 AM
    darryl replied to a thread Silicone carbide? in General
    Seems to me that bench stones that are worn like you say should be considered worn out and simply replaced. As far as the granite slabs, it's...
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    07-19-2015, 09:03 PM
    Well that's probably the story then- the system is designed so you exchange the bottle and go home. One of these is stamped 1L, and under that is...
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    07-19-2015, 12:43 AM
    Just talked to about 8 people at the pub and nobody knows anything about these things. One guy, who's in the crane business, says his cost to refill...
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    07-18-2015, 07:51 PM
    All well and good, but is the housewife expected to take the bottle to a welding gas supplier to get it filled- this is what I'm wondering. That's...
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    07-18-2015, 03:17 PM
    This is a tank for fritzing drinks, etc. At first I didn't know such a thing existed, but then I ended up with a freebee. Now I'm wondering how a...
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    07-13-2015, 10:50 PM
    darryl replied to a thread Heat Transfer Oils... in General
    No direct experience with this, but I would think silicon brake fluid would work. As far as mineral oil, I used it to fill a load resistor tank and...
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    07-13-2015, 01:31 AM
    darryl replied to a thread alien abduction in General
    The harness design puts the pack away from my back by nearly an inch. Previous times when I carried the earlier versions that seemed to be enough,...
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    07-11-2015, 10:08 PM
    darryl replied to a thread alien abduction in General
    Thanks for the welcome back- it's good to be back. I'm not sure what 200 amps would do to this composite. It's possible that it would smoke the...
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    07-11-2015, 05:55 PM
    darryl replied to a thread alien abduction in General
    Glad I didn't get the long pointy thing- maybe Larry or my other brother got it instead. Ha ha. I had internet for about a half hour the day I posted...
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    07-04-2015, 04:55 PM
    darryl started a thread alien abduction in General
    Hmm- not sure if I'm back or not- not sure where I've been- lost in space, perhaps- Haven't had internet for 3 months now. Computer went pop,...
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