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    Yesterday, 11:08 PM
    J Tiers replied to a thread Remote switch detection? in General
    I like your low current base drive resistor idea. Could be made to be very low power on standby. That sort of thing is good for low power sensing....
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    Yesterday, 10:57 PM
    Yeah, ok.... but at least it is a whole sensible number of thou. The 109 might be convertible to 20tpi, but I bought the Logan before I got...
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    Yesterday, 10:42 PM
    It has occurred to me that when I get back home it would probably be a good idea to check and see if the unit has a bad start cap. Some don't seem...
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    Yesterday, 12:39 PM
    Yes.... What Bob said..... That's business today. Between Amazon and Aldi, Walmart is actually hurting a bit..... But most customers for...
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    Yesterday, 12:32 PM
    Means I have floorspace, but the overhead is not that high, only around 7 feet to the joists, so things that hang down are not very desirable. ...
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    Yesterday, 12:07 PM
    J Tiers replied to a thread Shop Sub Panel Question in General
    2008 is a bit obsolete now, but the work I see, without checking the individual wires, looks to be "workmanlike" and passes the "is this guy better...
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    Yesterday, 11:49 AM
    Eh..... 8 tpi SHOULD be a full 0.125" per rev.... not sure what you mean by the 0.124"...... Maybe it's just the stamped numbers? but the 0.1"...
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    Yesterday, 10:04 AM
    J Tiers replied to a thread Shop Sub Panel Question in General
    Even licenced electricians may be wrong, or do substandard, even dangerously wrong work. I have seen it. So even they are not necessarily 100%...
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    Yesterday, 02:45 AM
    J Tiers replied to a thread Shop Sub Panel Question in General
    Usually, the 'noise' is diffuse..... contradictory. The real info is generally in agreement. But, yes, it helps to have a bit of independent...
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    Yesterday, 12:51 AM
    yeah, you are local.... which one was it? I do not like the one out Olive near 270 (Milbradt), they went from older guys knowing their parts to...
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    Yesterday, 12:31 AM
    The storage capacity is really not an issue, but it does tend to be larger with units that handle more condensation per day. Larger storage is, of...
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    05-24-2018, 10:22 PM
    LEDs dim with age as well, a very well known issue with optocouplers used in feedback systems.... the gain changes over time. They HAVE gotten...
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    05-24-2018, 09:51 PM
    yep..... I had a 109.20630.... 24 tpi crosslide and compound. Why they did not use 20 I will never know.
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    05-24-2018, 08:04 PM
    With mine, nothing is noticed unless you go too far, then it just springs and snaps back. Better than bending, which I have seen happen with...
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    05-24-2018, 08:01 PM
    I am not counting this as OT, as it is directly shop related. Basement shop, old Sears dehumidifier (not a recall model) quit, the compressor is...
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    05-24-2018, 07:19 PM
    Get your ohmmeter Check the white-grey connection and the white-black. One is probably open, which is one reason it might not work. That...
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    05-24-2018, 06:23 PM
    I normally prefer the old spades and shovels with a welded (not just stamped and formed sheet steel) ferrule and connection to the blade. But I...
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    05-24-2018, 06:14 PM
    J Tiers replied to a thread Shop Sub Panel Question in General
    It is not confiusing at all. The info is all there in the more credible replies, from knowlegeable folks who both read, and examined the pics. A...
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    05-24-2018, 06:02 PM
    It IS a good size for that work. The crosslide moves 0.046666666666666" per rev, ,as does the compound (24 tpi screw, j f insane). Neatly...
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    05-22-2018, 11:15 PM
    Beeswax I have seen. Stringy cement also, that does look like contact cement, it actually may be Pliobond, or a relative. Hot glue actually is...
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    05-22-2018, 07:42 PM
    Doubt it is classic.... and I'd have to move a bunch of stuff when I get home, .... But there is a Lambert in the garage. 21lb of nice ride. Less...
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    05-22-2018, 07:24 PM
    J Tiers replied to a thread Pull pots in shop floor in General
    Or a gardener..... I have stacks just like that, but the only bees are out pollinating the peppers and tomatillos.
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    05-22-2018, 07:20 PM
    J Tiers replied to a thread Digital Radius Caliper in General
    Should and do are very different in general. Should Picasso have been a math whiz? People do what they do. And that fact employs a lot of...
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    05-22-2018, 07:04 PM
    The limits of the 109 are severe due to some design choices. Spindle size and using 24 tpi for the crossfeed and compound. I made a bunch of...
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    05-22-2018, 06:58 PM
    It is a 6" machine, and unless modified, should have a 1/2-20 or a 1/2-24 spindle thread. I made a 3/4" nosed spindle for the one I had ages ago,...
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    05-22-2018, 10:57 AM
    J Tiers replied to a thread Digital Radius Caliper in General
    If most folks were any good at math, they would be voting differently...... Obviously they are not good at math, so why expect people to use...
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    05-22-2018, 10:54 AM
    J Tiers replied to a thread vfd in General
    The Huanyang POS VFDs state they can use single phase, but many have a deratng requirement buried in the manual. That one looks like a Huanyang...
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    05-22-2018, 10:47 AM
    J Tiers replied to a thread Shop Sub Panel Question in General
    The NEC prohibits using the EGC (green wire) as a conductor, but is silent on how many wires you need to pull aside from what is needed. So if you...
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    05-16-2018, 09:48 AM
    The "power" is known, and the voltage is known, so the current is then also known. So, if you divide the 100VA by the 12 V, you get 8.33 A. ...
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    05-16-2018, 09:34 AM
    presumably something like this: https://www.mcmaster.com/#caps/=1cv73gj Vinyl dip-molded caps, aka "rat rubbers". Probably would work.......
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