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    Today, 03:21 PM
    The 5/8" just does not take standard shanks..... might be factory standard... like the Starrett screws and lots of other specials.
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    Today, 03:17 PM
    Do they NEED any more damage? Mostly they are either complete, or shattered. looks like the lightning boiled the water in them. No melting or...
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    Today, 03:09 PM
    J Tiers replied to a thread OT: hardware question in General
    They may not be as stable. Of course that also only works when rolling a cross-oriented bar, not for a hoist directly. The wheels are set up to...
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    Today, 11:52 AM
    J Tiers replied to a thread O.T: What's a cubit? in General
    Smallish (100 yards wide, maybe, often much smaller) dry riverbed cut into the land like a miniature canyon. Dry usually, but full of wild water if...
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    Today, 01:43 AM
    If youare referring to the CBF post drill, I have one also, a hand cranker, complete. Mine, and pretty much every other one I know of , has a...
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    Today, 01:25 AM
    Not a chance. Nice thought though.... It is a 7200 volt feeder that supplies a lot of the area west of us down on the flats, including 3 phase to...
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    Today, 12:42 AM
    A couple days ago, lightning struck a neighbor's chimney, about 4 doors down on the other side. I actually saw it, sort of, because I was looking...
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    Yesterday, 11:43 PM
    Any business sells for a price that reflects the cost to restock the same item. Otherwise they are going to have to invest more in stocking. They...
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    Yesterday, 01:31 PM
    J Tiers replied to a thread O.T: What's a cubit? in General
    He HAD 8 cubits, but now there are 2... 36 inches. A lotta water quick, but that's Texas.
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    Yesterday, 12:07 PM
    J Tiers replied to a thread OT: hardware question in General
    No clue here either. But you can get a trolley runner from McMaster that fits the channel by design. "strut channel trolleys " on this menu. ...
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    Yesterday, 12:01 PM
    J Tiers replied to a thread O.T: What's a cubit? in General
    Yowza.... That does sound like a rain. Sounds like you did not get flooded, but others may have. A cubit is supposedly about 18 inches. Works...
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    Yesterday, 11:54 AM
    Good info. Thanks. I get up that way twice a year, and may take a look. Mansfield is a little out of the way, but not bad (I head over near...
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    Yesterday, 02:31 AM
    J Tiers replied to a thread Static phase converter in General
    You do not often need it, but if you have a long wire to the actual motor, you want to get rid of the high frequencies. The line can resonate like...
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    Yesterday, 02:27 AM
    Popular also means there are a lot out there. They made something like half a million lathes, so lots are still around, and parts are relatively...
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    Yesterday, 02:16 AM
    J Tiers replied to a thread Static phase converter in General
    The inductor obstructs high frequencies, such as the carrier, while having a much lesser effect on the current at the fundamental frequency...
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    07-15-2018, 11:02 PM
    J Tiers replied to a thread Digital Tachometers in General
    Actually, I think they leak more now than they used to. Typical to see leaky batteries in a clock, for instance. I see lots of them. Just had my...
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    07-15-2018, 09:33 PM
    RE: Changing the tire vs changing wheel and tire.... While I obviously change wheels, I am not fond of replacing tires on anything larger than a...
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    07-15-2018, 07:36 PM
    J Tiers replied to a thread Static phase converter in General
    Not so fast.... The brake resistor does NOT connect to the motor. It connects to the DC bus via an IGBT, turned on to dump excess energy off the...
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    07-15-2018, 07:25 PM
    J Tiers replied to a thread Digital Tachometers in General
    Pretty much all VFDs will do a conversion factor on RPM, to give approximate soindle speed. it is a parameter setting, you can find it in the...
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    07-15-2018, 04:16 PM
    VERY questionable, but have it your way. Purchasing Agents haggle all day long, if they are doing their job..... getting the price down is what they...
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    07-15-2018, 04:08 PM
    J Tiers replied to a thread Digital Tachometers in General
    If you ever run across a Japanese made tach from "Shimpo" (I think I have that right), they are very good, very stable, and the model I used read...
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    07-15-2018, 02:26 PM
    J Tiers replied to a thread Static phase converter in General
    A static converter and a junkyard motor is all that is needed. you can do a basic static balance on the rotor if you want, maybe it helps. Using...
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    07-15-2018, 09:43 AM
    That "sealant" is the worst idea ever. Once it is used, no tire place will touch the tire. Seen folks get the bad news at the place I use. ...
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    07-15-2018, 02:11 AM
    J Tiers replied to a thread What did you do today? in General
    Sitting on the sofa? Must be nice..... Lessee.... got up, coffee, wife taken to the gym, back here, water the entire garden, front and back,...
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    07-15-2018, 01:45 AM
    J Tiers replied to a thread Static phase converter in General
    Or the motor could be poorly balanced, and the structure may resonate at various points. It's hard to check, since the VFD is the only way to drive...
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    07-15-2018, 01:35 AM
    Not to mention that the machines were never intended to do that. It's a LATHE, not a grinder. If you want a ground finish, use a grinder. Maybe...
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    07-15-2018, 01:00 AM
    Good work....... Both of you......
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    07-15-2018, 12:18 AM
    J Tiers replied to a thread Static phase converter in General
    The switch must break the circuit and trigger the converter to do a re-start, then. Most do. The SPC needs to be reset so it will connect the...
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    07-15-2018, 12:14 AM
    That is what I used, or, more precisely, one like it from the Autozone 2 blocks over from me. Works fine. I cut mine down a bit to fit, which does...
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    07-14-2018, 10:50 PM
    J Tiers replied to a thread Static phase converter in General
    There is something not quite clear in that. You speak of instant reverse, but that does not happen nicely on single phase. Not without a very...
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