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  • First test was good, I'm happy with it so far. Going to put a crash-proof rubber edge on the chute.


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    • Cleaning up after the plombers, and waiting for the inspection. Still no inspector, big nuisance.

      If I put back the stuff, the inspector will not be able to see what they want to see, so it is still sitting around in inconvenient places.
      2730

      Keep eye on ball.
      Hashim Khan

      Everything not impossible is compulsory

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      • Originally posted by J Tiers View Post
        Cleaning up after the plombers, and waiting for the inspection. Still no inspector, big nuisance.

        If I put back the stuff, the inspector will not be able to see what they want to see, so it is still sitting around in inconvenient places.
        In my country expansion valves are unheard of.We have expansion valves and the water just goes down the drain.You never have to bother about maintainence of the tank.In a water scarce country i wonder how much water could be saved. They only leak while the water heater gets hot. Once hot they stop leaking.

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        • I made a decorative shelf for the madam here the video https://youtu.be/OwN-NRd7Rzo


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          • Originally posted by plunger View Post
            In my country expansion valves are unheard of.We have expansion valves and the water just goes down the drain.You never have to bother about maintainence of the tank.In a water scarce country i wonder how much water could be saved. They only leak while the water heater gets hot. Once hot they stop leaking.
            Expansion TANK, not valve. Although if the water pressure is high, they do want a regulator. Over 80 PSI, I believe, our is 95. Even that does not waste water, it works with the expansion tank so that there is no need to dump water.

            Given that we have has several inches of rain in the last 4 days, water is not currently a problem here, and as I recall, has been a problem only once since 1970, somewhere back around 1980 or so. But no sense dumping water that has been filtered and treated etc.

            Not sure how the pressure is up that high, I am nearly to the top of a hill, not far from one of the highest places in the county, and the reservoir is not 190 feet above me. Pumps, of course, but even then, why pump to such a high pressure? Must be even higher at lower elevations.

            And I checked at my back neighbor's, where the pressure was 70 PSI when measured a year ago, and so marked on the tank. I have zero idea on why the pressure would be different on two adjacent streets, and zero idea why the top of the hill pressure would go up 25 PSI in a year.
            Last edited by J Tiers; 05-03-2019, 10:51 PM.
            2730

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            Hashim Khan

            Everything not impossible is compulsory

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            • Can you guys see this video? That has got to be one stiff and powerful machine!

              https://www.facebook.com/andy.vpt/po...action_generic
              Andy

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              • Originally posted by vpt View Post
                Can you guys see this video? That has got to be one stiff and powerful machine!

                https://www.facebook.com/andy.vpt/po...action_generic
                Linky not working.
                Same flycutter in a 12K spindle accident as on PM?
                https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=2294066584184740&t=3
                Location: Helsinki, Finland, Europe

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                • That looked like one sketchy "flycutter" to begin with. And all the comments on the video about haas "needing to look into adding safety features so this kid of thing doesn't happen" have me shaking my head. The best "safety feature" is the squishy part between your ears. Stop hiring the lowest paid person that can fog a mirror to push a green button and stuff like this wont happen. This is a SKILLED trade people. I'm not saying accidents don't happen, but this was easily preventable IMO. PAY ATTENTION.

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                  • Got the dust chute done. A little ugly but it works fantastic.


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                    • Can't see the video using either link. The second one I can see previews of some parts but it won't play.

                      [edit] Had to close and restart Firefox. Scary accident!
                      Last edited by PStechPaul; 05-04-2019, 04:44 PM.
                      http://pauleschoen.com/pix/PM08_P76_P54.png
                      Paul , P S Technology, Inc. and MrTibbs
                      USA Maryland 21030

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                      • I have been working on improving the performance of my el-cheapo Harbor Freight belt sander. It has been only barely functional since I bought it several years ago and I never had time to work on it. After I saw some YouTube videos on it, it seems to be quite popular, I decided there was nothing like the present. One thing that I saw in more than one of those videos was that the thing was not quite as under powered as it seemed to be; the belt just needed to be tensioned. So I proceeded to do just that. Well, I can see why this is a common problem: it is extremely difficult to do that. You need three, NO FOUR hands. I have tensioned 10 HP motors with multiple Vee belts a lot easier and with only the two hands that I was born with. I did get it working better - amazing.

                        But then I took another suggestion in the videos to heart: replace the cheap, Chinese belt with a better one. I have been wanting to try one of those belts that are assembled with individual links for a while now so I ordered one. Of course, that means that I will have to tension it again. I decided to add a proper tension adjustment. After looking at it for a while and producing some smoke, I settled on adding a block with a tapped hole in it to the motor mount, which is a stamped sheet metal part and a second block to anchor the adjustment screw in. This will be above the base and should be fairly easy to adjust the tension and then tighten the four bolts holding the motor in place. But, as I said, it is a stamped, sheet metal part and not at all rectangular. The face where I want to put the block is at about a 45 degree angle: the key word here is "ABOUT"; it is not exact. I need to measure that angle to transfer it to the mill set-up. As you can see in this photo, that is not easy: it is a tight space and nothing for measuring or copying angles that I had would fit.



                        So I made the angle gauge you see on the right. It fits perfectly. Of course it does, I made it for this. It is a simple gauge made from a couple pieces of scrap steel in my "heck" box, a 1/4" cap screw, and a spring washer which is between the two blades. It took about two hours but now I can copy that angle. Here's a couple more shots of it.





                        After I use it I will wipe on some grease and put it in a drawer with some other shop made tools: I am sure it will come in handy again sooner or later. And my heirs or whoever they sell it to can wonder what the heck that is.
                        Paul A.
                        SE Texas

                        And if you look REAL close at an analog signal,
                        You will find that it has discrete steps.

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                        • Done some painting on the Deckel, figure I should do this because the saddle and side covers are the worst affected, and the hardest to paint properly after it's reassembled. 2K epoxy paint, brushed on. I'll do some prepping (sanding, filling etc) and spray the final layer of 2k paint.



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                          • There has been a good bit of rain here. One of these pipes was to be abandon and a new tie in made. these are the type of things that suck your boots off.

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                            • Made a quick clamp for holding tube or round for welding.



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                              • Made a wheeled hold down for the table saw. 3D printed a 608 size clutch to replace one of the bearings in the rollerblade wheel. Most of it is printed except fasteners, bottom plate, spring, and the rod. Adapted from a Jessem design. Need to print out a 2nd one now, as well as extend and reprint the wheel holding arm as it is too short for thin material.


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