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    Try CLR. If you don't have any on hand, first try...

    Try CLR. If you don't have any on hand, first try vinegar with a drop of dishsoap.
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    What, the neighbors didn't think you odd enough...

    What, the neighbors didn't think you odd enough already? ;)


    Bring a cell phone. I can assure you that the local FD will very much enjoy responding to the call. There is pretty much never any...
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    BBQ grill covers work great and can be had on the...

    BBQ grill covers work great and can be had on the cheap. Boat motor covers work well too, but are harder to find cheap.
    Here is a good one (25" wide) for about $7:...
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    'Narcissistic' is putting far too much of a...

    'Narcissistic' is putting far too much of a positive spin on it.
    You should definitely put it back. You cannot deny 754 and Matt the opportunity to respond to such a lengthy and fascinating (for...
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    Um, no. Was responding to comments intimating...

    Um, no.
    Was responding to comments intimating that competitiveness is requisite for such endeavors. Frequently, competition is merely the place where such experiences can be more fully realized.
    ...
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    I was going to post the same info that RichR...

    I was going to post the same info that RichR posted!
    You can get the part off Amazon for a couple of dollars. Used to be able to get it locally from Radio Shack before they went away.
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    Rather embarrassing, it is. Most of us quite like...

    Rather embarrassing, it is. Most of us quite like the English, in particular.


    I'm not particularly competitive - I have done what I have done simply because I found it fun. I don't care all that...
  8. Perhaps this is the thread you seek:...

    Perhaps this is the thread you seek:
    http://bbs.homeshopmachinist.net/threads/79136-Switching-the-output-of-a-VFD-under-load-instant-destruction-or-not?
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    Seems to have worked - I see a full size picture.

    Seems to have worked - I see a full size picture.
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    If the saw label says 'X12909', I think I see the...

    If the saw label says 'X12909', I think I see the problem. : )
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    Sliding calipers (vernier, dial, digital)- yes ...

    Sliding calipers (vernier, dial, digital)- yes
    Micrometers- yes
    Dial gauges- yes
    Test indicator- yes
    Sensitive (.0001"/.001mm) test indicator- no
    Telescoping gauges- yes
    Small hole gauges-...
  12. Guess you just forgot to add 'present company...

    Guess you just forgot to add 'present company excepted'. :p
    The only post from a Texan mentions having less trouble and concern than you.
  13. Yuasa's are made in Taiwan, if I am not mistaken.

    Yuasa's are made in Taiwan, if I am not mistaken.
  14. In addition to the previously mentioned reasoning...

    In addition to the previously mentioned reasoning - I would speculate that, since the piston is lapped to the bore and has very little clearance, the o-ring has a comparatively easy job.
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    You shall surely find the old one soon after...

    You shall surely find the old one soon after making the new one. It will come out of hiding as soon as it knows it's safe...
  16. I'm not disagreeing with anything posted, but...

    I'm not disagreeing with anything posted, but will note that my McCulloch weedeater (maintaining 3 acres) is about 25 years old and I have never even had to open the carb, or do anything else for...
  17. I get the same message as Arcane.

    I get the same message as Arcane.
  18. Well that came out well. Good job!

    Well that came out well. Good job!
  19. Thread: school me

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    A picture will make it crystal clear:...

    A picture will make it crystal clear:
    https://www.mecholic.com/2018/05/comparison-upmilling-downmilling.html
    https://github.com/GridSpace/grid-apps/issues/23
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    Am just using propane. The newer Mapp gas offers...

    Am just using propane. The newer Mapp gas offers little advantage, unlike the old Mapp that burned much hotter (as I am sure you are aware).
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    I have a regular old screw-on torch head that I...

    I have a regular old screw-on torch head that I used for many years (well, suffered through is a better description as it turns out). A couple of yeas ago I bought a Bernzomatic TS8000 and the...
  22. By definition, an e-stop is for emergencies....

    By definition, an e-stop is for emergencies. That's why it is called an emergency stop as opposed to a lockout or a shutoff switch.

    As an addendum to the the e-stop suggestions, it should not be...
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    Just stick them on a snug-fitting bolt and use...

    Just stick them on a snug-fitting bolt and use the stationary belt sander to sand the OD of the end slightly. If you prefer, put them on a rod and use a drill to spin them against the belt. Works...
  24. Well done.

    Well done.
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    I keep my location/GPS, cellular data and wi-fi...

    I keep my location/GPS, cellular data and wi-fi turned off unless I specifically need one of them, which really helps the battery life.


    No kidding, very irritating.
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