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    09-19-2018, 11:09 PM
    dmartin replied to a thread What did you do today? in General
    Finally replaced the battery in my wife's 2009 Kia Sportage. We bought the car in the summer of 2009 and this is the first new battery. I never had a...
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    09-18-2018, 10:12 PM
    Thanks for letting us know that all is well. In one of the news articles that I read in the past few days Hampstead was actually mentioned as having...
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    09-18-2018, 06:13 PM
    I looked online and didn't find a service manual, only an owners manual that doesn't include a wiring diagram. They do show available parts with a...
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    09-17-2018, 12:51 AM
    dmartin replied to a thread OT- Forced to use Ethanol? in General
    We have a 500 gallon propane tank at our vacation home/hunting camp that supplies the kitchen stove, BBQ grill and house heat. I bought the tank from...
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    09-16-2018, 03:23 PM
    dmartin replied to a thread Building a model Drag-Saw in General
    I wonder if maybe they are having trouble with the belt slipping if they allow it to feed freely. The guy that is controlling the manual winch that...
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    09-16-2018, 01:13 PM
    Looks like Challanger's last post was at 7:42 PM on the 14th. I hope their doing well and the only problem is no internet connection. Anyone here...
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    09-15-2018, 02:53 PM
    Thanks, and yes the info that everyone provided is good stuff, and based on the the amount of info that I provided in the 1st post was spot on. I...
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    09-15-2018, 01:23 AM
    Before getting the whole house generator we used a 5000 watt generator and as many have mentioned you just need to pick and choose what will be...
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    09-14-2018, 11:18 PM
    Wow, thank you guys for all the info. Due to some back problems that at times are quite severe I don't lift the vice off of the table any more. I can...
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    09-14-2018, 02:45 PM
    I wasn't clear in the my post that I know that in the other thread he was talking about the vice being true with the X axis and in this thread I am...
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    09-14-2018, 01:38 PM
    I'm sure this has been discussed before but I'm asking anyway. The thread about getting lucky when installing the mill vice prompted this question. I...
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    09-14-2018, 12:24 PM
    dmartin replied to a thread scrapyards in General
    Wow, thanks for the link, I had never heard anything in the news about that building. There had to be several levels of incompetence or graft or both...
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    09-13-2018, 10:48 PM
    Yeah that is what I finally did after almost having the basement flooded during a severe storm. For years I used a 5000 watt generator setup in the...
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    09-13-2018, 09:49 PM
    I'm glad you started this thread, I always pronounced it Gib like in Gilbert not giblet but at times wondered if that was correct. It looks like...
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    09-13-2018, 11:28 AM
    dmartin replied to a thread Educate me on ball oilers in General
    I have a Grizzly lathe that is no longer covered under warranty but when I called and talked to someone in tech service he sent me a couple at no...
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    09-13-2018, 01:04 AM
    It is time to put this saga to rest. I got the capacitors that I ordered from Mouser tonight and installed them. It didn't work. I originally planned...
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    09-12-2018, 12:12 PM
    Your post was timed perfectly with my thoughts this past week and I finally decided that, yes I do need to air condition the shop. As I get older I...
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    09-11-2018, 01:05 AM
    dmartin replied to a thread What did you do today? in General
    Don't you love it when a plan comes together.
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    09-10-2018, 07:06 PM
    Looking good, thanks for taking the time to post the progress. It looks like a nice band saw that you have. What brand is that?
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    09-10-2018, 11:20 AM
    He would probably listen about as well as you if I told you where you can go. :D
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    09-10-2018, 12:21 AM
    Thanks Paul, they should arrive soon. Jrouche, I did cut them open and they are capacitors, looks like Mylar film to me. Any capacitors that I had...
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    09-09-2018, 09:20 PM
    This one is not near as spectacular but I was amazed when I read about it many years ago. Having worked in the air separation industry for 30 years...
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    09-09-2018, 08:38 PM
    The farad values given by bob_s in the second post are what I ordered and the voltage rating of the caps I ordered is 100 VDC and 63VAC. Paul I just...
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    09-08-2018, 11:47 AM
    Thanks for the links Paul. The type of fence that I have does not have the buried wire. It broadcasts an RF signal in a circular pattern, the...
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    09-07-2018, 11:37 PM
    In both photos he looks like he is laid back and calm. But actually he is usually chomping at the bit to go do something, anything as long as it is...
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    09-07-2018, 02:20 PM
    dmartin replied to a thread O.T. Roll on bed liner. in General
    Another vote for Line-X, I had it in my work truck when I retired and found that it is really tough stuff. The first thing I did after getting my...
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    09-07-2018, 01:31 PM
    I did pull the fuse and check continuity, also the DC output after the bridge rectifier and capacitor. The DC supply is fine with no AC ripple...
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    09-07-2018, 10:57 AM
    The ohm reading for the twins of the bad caps will only change for a brief time, less than a second and has to be set on the lowest scale but there...
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    09-07-2018, 01:19 AM
    Yeah I am not going to spend much time or money on it but since I have it apart I'll try new caps and assume pF as you and bob_s suggested. Thanks,...
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    09-07-2018, 01:12 AM
    The board on the transmitter that works has the same stuff missing and some holes that aren't used. So I guess it's for optional stuff or they made a...
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