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    07-20-2019, 12:04 PM
    cameron replied to a thread Electrically Removing Rust in General
    BAKING soda is sodium bicarbonate. WASHING soda is sodium carbonate. Sodium carbonate can be found in the pool chemicals section in most...
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    07-20-2019, 07:43 AM
    cameron replied to a thread Solid Aluminum Bar? in General
    As well as geography, apparently.
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    07-20-2019, 07:28 AM
    cameron replied to a thread Solid Aluminum Bar? in General
    YALL is not a word. To make it the contraction of two words that is intended, as you don't appear to understand, it needs an apostrophe after the Y....
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    07-18-2019, 10:02 AM
    I've never actually used a torque wrench on any of my vehicles, and (knock on wood), never had a problem with a lug nut coming loose or a stud...
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    07-16-2019, 08:44 PM
    cameron replied to a thread Electrically Removing Rust in General
    I'm saying that as soon as you put the part in the tank and connect the part to positive DC the part is being eaten away. Obviously whatever you have...
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    07-16-2019, 01:59 PM
    cameron replied to a thread Electrically Removing Rust in General
    No, I don't think you're stupid, in fact most of your posts seem to suggest a respectable degree of intelligence as well as considerable experience....
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    07-16-2019, 07:59 AM
    cameron replied to a thread Electrically Removing Rust in General
    Sightlines matter, but somewhat less than what might be expected. For example, both sides of my anode plates are heavily pitted, even though one side...
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    07-16-2019, 07:40 AM
    cameron replied to a thread Electrically Removing Rust in General
    That makes the workpiece the sacrificial anode. I've done that by mistake. I don't make that mistake now.
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    07-15-2019, 07:01 PM
    A bigger shovel may have sped you up for a while. I'm going by memory, but I've read that Taylor found that you could get more work done by a man...
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    07-15-2019, 06:34 PM
    cameron replied to a thread Electrically Removing Rust in General
    Don't plan on being lucky. I wouldn't use electrolysis on any high carbon or alloy steels, but mild steel and ordinary cast iron don't seem to pose a...
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    07-15-2019, 05:11 PM
    cameron replied to a thread Electrically Removing Rust in General
    I didn't find rebars as sacrificial anodes very satisfactory. They erode rather quickly, they're time-consuming to set up and to clean, and you need...
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    07-13-2019, 09:05 PM
    cameron replied to a thread Why 68 Deg. for inspection in General
    Yeah, and an imperial gallon of water weighs 10 pounds. The only thing the metric guys have to compare with that is the Newton, exactly the same...
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    07-13-2019, 01:57 PM
    cameron replied to a thread Why 68 Deg. for inspection in General
    No, over here, in Canada as well as the U.S., we're pretty happy with most of the old British measurements. No need to reinvent the wheel, as they...
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    07-13-2019, 01:19 PM
    What's the address of your ivory tower in Huntsville?
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    07-12-2019, 01:46 PM
    cameron replied to a thread Why 68 Deg. for inspection in General
    It's apparent that the answer to my question "Do you know anything about dimensional analysis?" is "What's dimensional analysis?". When I use the...
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    07-11-2019, 08:44 PM
    cameron replied to a thread Why 68 Deg. for inspection in General
    Yep. Do you know anything about dimensional analysis? Mass =force/acceleration, so the dimensions of mass are pound.second squared/foot, and E is...
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    07-11-2019, 05:11 PM
    cameron replied to a thread Why 68 Deg. for inspection in General
    You don't think the foot, second, pound (force), and slug (mass) have a rational relationship to each other? Think again.
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    07-11-2019, 04:25 PM
    cameron replied to a thread Why 68 Deg. for inspection in General
    Oh dear. I am an engineer. I make calculations. I don't find the metric system to be easier, rather the converse. That's because I have...
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    07-11-2019, 04:09 PM
    cameron replied to a thread Why 68 Deg. for inspection in General
    I thought I had made it clear that I don't consider one or the other system to be significantly superior to the other. I'd like to make it just as...
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    07-11-2019, 03:55 PM
    cameron replied to a thread Why 68 Deg. for inspection in General
    And engineers don't do that, right?
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    07-11-2019, 03:46 PM
    cameron replied to a thread Why 68 Deg. for inspection in General
    Ah, there's my problem, I know more than a bit!
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    07-11-2019, 03:37 PM
    cameron replied to a thread Why 68 Deg. for inspection in General
    That's a complete non-sequitor. Makes as much sense as saying cats should be dogs because they have four legs.
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    07-11-2019, 01:28 PM
    cameron replied to a thread Why 68 Deg. for inspection in General
    Superior to what? According to what you yourself stated in this post, the methods used to define the metric units ipso facto define the Imperial...
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    07-11-2019, 07:44 AM
    cameron replied to a thread Why 68 Deg. for inspection in General
    No, that was the old French system. The "pied du roi" may still be found on some old property deeds in Quebec, if I'm not mistaken. I presume the...
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    07-10-2019, 05:47 PM
    cameron replied to a thread OT- Plastic Question in General
    I'm not so sure that a pressure tank meant for potable water would be suitable for long time storage. In use, water in the tank would be continually...
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    07-07-2019, 04:28 PM
    I've had to use a sledge hammer on a few hub centric steel wheels, Willy. Maybe we use a better quality salt on our roads than you do out there :( ...
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    07-07-2019, 12:40 PM
    I agree, but the nuts were not the main problem on that hub centric wheel. The center hole and hub spigot need anti-seize even more. Pine tar is my...
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    07-04-2019, 01:33 PM
    cameron replied to a thread Blasting in General
    JT's hardware cloth tray sounds good, but make the sides high. Sifting through the sand in the hopper for that irreplaceable small part can waste a...
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    07-04-2019, 12:21 PM
    Good of you to bring that up. Now we have to have a thread about what kind of stone is best for stoning off the tops of the teeth of the file.
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    07-02-2019, 10:55 PM
    cameron replied to a thread defining an ellipse in General
    The three smaller shapes are ellipses and they do not have constant offsets. That is what I was referring to. As for the two larger shapes, the...
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