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    12-16-2014, 08:27 AM
    outback replied to a thread Digital height gage died in General
    John; Sorry, I didn't see the link, it must have been at the bottom of my screen. Wish I would have seen it. Oldtiffie; I use my height...
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    12-16-2014, 12:15 AM
    outback replied to a thread Digital height gage died in General
    Old Tiffie; Your height gage is exactly what mine is/was. Got this thing all figured out. My height gage is a SRA Measurement Product in the...
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    12-15-2014, 08:19 PM
    outback replied to a thread Digital height gage died in General
    Yes, I need one and need it soon. I loved that 12" height gage and used it constantly. I bought it in 2005 on Ebay for $80. They are not on Ebay...
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    12-15-2014, 02:30 PM
    outback replied to a thread Digital height gage died in General
    I assume you think it is better to buy another made in China height gage? I always try to fix the Chinese stuff even if it costs more.
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    12-15-2014, 10:26 AM
    After 9 years my 12" digital height gage has died. It went dead sitting on the shelf. Worked fine one day and a couple of days later Dead. Of...
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    12-15-2014, 01:55 AM
    Nathan; Print up some business cards and start knocking on doors. Avoid the general public and farmers. If you are serious all communities have...
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    12-14-2014, 06:27 AM
    Old Hat: Great job explaining the use of jig boring machines. I operated a Pratt-Whitne jig bore like the one shown in the pic and also Moore jig...
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    11-28-2014, 12:42 AM
    Interesting information. I had a couple of Ford 302's that had oil related failures back in the early eighties. Since that happened I have always...
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    11-27-2014, 01:25 PM
    outback replied to a thread Opinions on cutoff tools? in General
    Alan: Carbide is way better than straight high speed blades. The carbide inserts I have used cut a wide kerf so the blades have clearance through...
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    11-15-2014, 02:13 AM
    I received a letter from the city of Chicago about a parking ticket issued against my motorhome. I wrote a letter back explaining the motorhome has...
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    11-08-2014, 12:51 AM
    The corrosion is from battery leakages alright. I took a before picture of the corrosion but for some reason that picture didn't take. I think at...
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    11-06-2014, 05:37 AM
    Here is the picture of the battery tray. I cleaned it up with a small disk sander and sand blasted any hard to reach areas. Primed and painted...
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    11-04-2014, 12:16 PM
    Now that the batteries are out of the coach I noticed they are not deep cycle batteries at all. They are Marine cranking batteries. Someone may...
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    11-04-2014, 10:02 AM
    This motorhome has a solar panel on the roof to charge the batteries. I think that is the source of the overcharging. I think I have the...
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    11-04-2014, 09:27 AM
    I'm replacing the coach batteries in our motorhome. After removing the old batteries I could see pealed paint, corrosion, and residue from the...
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    10-27-2014, 02:56 PM
    We just bought this motorhome 2 weeks ago with a 30 day warranty. Did a test run last week and 4 deep cycle batteries failed to run the furnace...
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    10-27-2014, 01:14 PM
    Between our motorhome, boat, and other vehicles, I own a number of wet cell batteries. The motorhome alone has 4 deep cycle batteries and a chassis...
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    10-17-2014, 06:33 AM
    outback replied to a thread Gas in Onnan generator oil in General
    I changed the oil and filter yesterday. An extra 1 or 2 quarts of fluid drained from the crankcase. Lot of gas in a short time got into the...
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    10-15-2014, 09:15 PM
    outback replied to a thread Gas in Onnan generator oil in General
    The fuel pump!!! That must be it because a ton of gas made it to the crankcase in a few minutes. No way that much fuel could seep past the piston...
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    10-15-2014, 08:12 PM
    My Onnan generator developed a new problem today. First it failed to start which is very unusual. I replaced the spark plug and shot a small...
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    10-11-2014, 08:49 AM
    2 x 2 welded steel tubing covered with sheet steel. 80-20 extruded aluminum frame covered with painted ply wood.
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    10-08-2014, 08:11 AM
    outback replied to a thread Coated tap opinions in General
    Tapping in tool steel I went one drill size larger. For 6-32 the normal tap drill size is #36 so I used a #35 and the same for the 4-40. Jim
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    10-08-2014, 04:59 AM
    outback replied to a thread Coated tap opinions in General
    These were Cleveland brand taps made in the USA. I avoid cutting tools made in China or India. I just noticed the TIN coated taps cost less...
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    10-08-2014, 12:04 AM
    outback started a thread Coated tap opinions in General
    I seem to get poor results using the Titanium nitride coated (Gold colored) taps. Today I was tapping 6-32 in A-2. First hole went well but after...
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    10-07-2014, 09:30 PM
    outback replied to a thread OT: More email scams in General
    I'm receiving emails from Chase Online. I do not have a Chase account of any kind. They are looking for account numbers and passwords. Spam...
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    10-05-2014, 05:43 AM
    When I wired up my shop fixed spot lights were installed on the walls where the lighting could be directed toward the work area on the mill. This...
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    09-21-2014, 02:24 PM
    outback replied to a thread Tool steel grades in General
    What was your cutting speed turning 4140? I always look for high speed tool bits made of M2 with Cobalt. Always use USA or European made tool...
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    09-20-2014, 04:05 PM
    outback replied to a thread SOT: Learning CAD in General
    Congrats learning the CAD on your own. I took a class in Solidworks then had co-workers to coach me. There was a learning curve but a wonderful...
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    09-20-2014, 03:56 PM
    Changing or altering a structure is much different than activities inside the structure. Government is always looking for reasons to raise taxes...
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    09-20-2014, 03:40 PM
    I would go back to the city clerk and tell them you changed you mind about the shop. Start your shop but keep everything out of sight and noise to...
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Tool & Die Maker/Electrician
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Boating Upper Mississippi River, Our motorhome, RC helicopters, my 600 Honda Shadow
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