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    Today, 08:59 PM
    A use for hydrogen... does not look particularly practical as-is. https://pubs.acs.org/doi/abs/10.1021/ie50228a018 LOL!!!!! "not...
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    Today, 06:13 PM
    A vehicle is intended to take a "load", perhaps people, perhaps "stuff", from one place to another. It is understandably of some importance whether...
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    Today, 01:58 PM
    Very likely. Hydrogen by itself is only "OK" as a fuel. Density is always good. The whole point of a fuel for a portable application is to have a...
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    Today, 09:38 AM
    J Tiers replied to a thread 4 jaw chuck in General
    +1 on both set tru being backwards to 4 jaw AND leaving the screws "snug tight". I have thought about using some heavy Belleville washers under...
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    Today, 03:34 AM
    Sorry to have to give you real facts, Dan, but the S10 I have gets 25 highway mpg CONSISTENTLY, and is actually rated for 29 mpg. it has an 18+...
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    Today, 01:47 AM
    A Tesla is not representative of "most" EVs, nor is it so practical. The availability of the fast charge is not very good in Texas or many...
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    Today, 12:36 AM
    Waal...... Ya gotta think about it a bit, doncha? Using solar energy, directly (possible now) or via solar created electricity, the energy issues...
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    Yesterday, 11:15 PM
    Nice. Lever works well, looks good.
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    Yesterday, 11:09 PM
    Well, anything you burn to create heat energy has to be called a fuel. Conversely, anything you do not get heat from burning, is not a fuel. So,...
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    Yesterday, 10:58 PM
    J Tiers replied to a thread Combating machine rust in General
    As long as you do not have condensation, rust is very slow. The OP is actively adding humidity, and very likely has a large temperature variation...
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    Yesterday, 09:44 AM
    J Tiers replied to a thread Keyway Broach Set in General
    The tonnage mostly comes from the daylight, when folks call for a certain tonnage. The smaller ones are not usually physically big enough to fit the...
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    08-18-2018, 11:24 PM
    J Tiers replied to a thread What did you do today? in General
    Went to an engine show in Pinckneyville Ill. Lots of steam tractors, a 110 HP Case, and many more fired up and running saws, etc. Didn't buy any...
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    08-18-2018, 11:17 PM
    J Tiers replied to a thread Keyway Broach Set in General
    It ain't the tonnage, it's the daylight. Had a 2 or 3 ton Japanese press that had only a tad more daylight than the 1 ton Jet (or some such) press...
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    08-18-2018, 12:40 AM
    J Tiers replied to a thread Keyway Broach Set in General
    I have a set of Dumont, and they work well. Some thinner shims sound like a plan, the first pass is often a bear with the Dumont shims. Yes,...
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    08-18-2018, 12:33 AM
    J Tiers replied to a thread Combating machine rust in General
    If they have a fan only mode, then turn that on at the end of the day of work, and for a while starting up. That ought to prevent most of the...
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    08-17-2018, 11:13 AM
    J Tiers replied to a thread Combating machine rust in General
    Well YOU are certainly never wrong.... we have your word for it, and you are always right, so we must believe you. In any case.... forgetting...
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    08-17-2018, 09:17 AM
    J Tiers replied to a thread Combating machine rust in General
    The things we see here that are called swamp coolers do put water into the cooled air stream as a spray. Used outside, mostly, and barely work...
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    08-17-2018, 01:06 AM
    J Tiers replied to a thread Combating machine rust in General
    Well, as a datapoint, my shop is in the basement. I set the dehumidifier to 60%, because at 55% it will never shut off. I DO NOT HAVE A RUST...
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    08-16-2018, 11:11 PM
    I would suggest that the temperature is the issue. The aluminum will contract more as it cools than steel, and conversely expand more when it is...
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    08-16-2018, 10:03 PM
    J Tiers replied to a thread Combating machine rust in General
    Ok... A swamp cooler sprays water into the air that is blown over the area to be cooled. So you are essentially running a low-tech crummy version...
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    08-16-2018, 09:48 PM
    This is best taken first looking at the plate as a heatsink. That will establish how many watts it can dissipate at 250F, and therefore how many...
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    08-16-2018, 03:26 PM
    Bad switch may be a result of the other problems. Switch either connects or does not connect the motor, it does not generally affect the start...
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    08-16-2018, 11:59 AM
    Totally normal wear for any knee mill, if the knee is cranked a lot . If the thing is used for a single operation, the knee might hardly ever get...
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    08-16-2018, 12:45 AM
    This sounds like the problem that was brought up a while back.... driving solvent out of retainer patches on bolts. Those are just areas of plastic...
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    08-16-2018, 12:41 AM
    Aftermarket for one of ours were cheapish and came from Estonia.
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    08-15-2018, 11:01 PM
    The reservoir and wick should be enough. but soak it, and fill the reservoir. Sometimes they just soak the wick, but extra is fine iif it does...
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    08-15-2018, 10:52 PM
    And don't for get the OTHER set of closed minds...... the "we tried that and it didn't work" crowd. Most of the time, the "trial" of the method...
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    08-15-2018, 10:40 PM
    J Tiers replied to a thread insulation/sound barrier? in General
    If you stuff enough in there, then it has less value, it start to be a sound transmission medium. BUT... YES THE FIBERGLAS OR ROCKWOOL DOES THE...
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    08-15-2018, 07:22 PM
    J Tiers replied to a thread OT SR-71 ground speed in General
    The aircraft stayed at high speed for fairly long times... it had supersonic cruise, so there was lots of time for heat to "soak in".
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    08-15-2018, 07:06 PM
    J Tiers replied to a thread insulation/sound barrier? in General
    The gray foam pieces are similar to other porous materials in absorbing sound. When glued to a wall, they lose effectiveness at wavelengths longer...
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