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  • Limb fell on the power line running to my shop pulling on the drop wires to the meter causing them to get cut and ground to the weatherhead. Power company cut my power to the shop. I went and picked up new 2/0 copper core and a new weather head, installed, ready to have power hooked back up and they ask where are the papers from the electrician signing off on the job?

    So now I am calling around to my electrician friends to have one come over, inspect, and sign off if they approve. Its 3 flipping wires ran 8' down a pipe! The power company will be looking at both ends when hooking power back up, why does it need to be signed off on? A guy can't do anything now days.
    Andy

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    • I think you're assuming that the people the electric company sends will know what they're doing! If they have a piece of paper from someone else taking responsibility, they can send the cheapest morons available down there and any problem is your spark friend's problem. ....and they call me cynical! ;-o

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      • When we first bought this property, I wired the service pole from the weatherhead to the house. I supplied the main service breaker box but the meter box was supplied by the power company. I color coded both ends of the service wires. They came out, looked at it, attached the service line(s) from the transformer and pole, then plugged in the meter. Magic! We had electric.

        I did the same for the pole down front that services the well, sheds and other stuff.

        BUT, I'm not in any incorporated area. It's county.

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        • Met WildcatFan today and he picked up his new lathe and bandsaw, perhaps he'll make a post

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          • The UK had a bit of a power grid senior moment yesterday and 100s of thousands lost power for an hour or so almost randomly. Today a friend said how his son had a friend round for a gaming session and shock horror they had to go out for a walk as they had nothing else to do. I wonder how many tens of thousands of kids felt the world had come to an end? I guess as long as the cell towers had reserve power they were able to just spend the hour bleating about it on social media.

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            • Originally posted by Baz View Post
              The UK had a bit of a power grid senior moment yesterday and 100s of thousands lost power for an hour or so almost randomly. Today a friend said how his son had a friend round for a gaming session and shock horror they had to go out for a walk as they had nothing else to do. I wonder how many tens of thousands of kids felt the world had come to an end? I guess as long as the cell towers had reserve power they were able to just spend the hour bleating about it on social media.
              I think the loss of internet is equally devastating, at least it is to me.

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              • Loss or the internet is a very distressful occurrence, almost a panic situation. For me anyways.
                Originally posted by RB211 View Post
                I think the loss of internet is equally devastating, at least it is to me.

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                I would rather have tools that I never use, than not have a tool I need.
                Oregon Coast

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                • Yesterday.
                  Drove to central Florida, met RB211, picked up a small lathe with tooling and a horizontal bandsaw, then drove back to alabama. I plan on pictures and a better trip description in a separate thread as soon as i get it unloaded
                  I will say RB211 and my shops have similar appearance!
                  Cant thank him enough.

                  Today: shoehorn them into my shop
                  Last edited by Wildcatfan; 08-11-2019, 10:25 AM.

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                  • Originally posted by Wildcatfan View Post
                    as soon as i get it unloaded

                    Today: shoehorn them into my shop
                    Top unloading and shop-fitting tip for you: use beer!
                    You put the beers in the fridge and use them as bait to lure some friends over to help!

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                    • My laptop keyboard has been slowly dying. Some keys had to be pressed for several seconds to get them to register, and then I'd end up with half a dozen repeats of that character. Delete was one of the dodgy keys, and it was quite a gamble to use it to delete mail. Would it delete 1 email, no email or 5 emails?

                      Friday I found the part number for a new keyboard on DELL's website. Searched for it on the web, and found the OEM version on Amazon for only $35 but all of them had a week or more for delivery. Then I found a clone from EATHTEK for $14 and free next day shipping. I ordered it at 11PM. It got here today at 1:30 PM. I'm using it now.

                      If you ever have keyboard problems on an recent DELL laptop the replacement takes minutes. You have to remove the battery (3 minutes and 6 screws) and then the keyboatrd ( 30 seconds with a small screwdrier). Flip up the latch on the cables and it's out. Reverse the process to put it back in.

                      Hopefully it will last as long as the original.

                      Dan
                      At the end of the project, there is a profound difference between spare parts and extra parts.

                      Location: SF East Bay.

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                      • A while back I broke a couple of teeth off the small gear end of my first South Bend lathe's backgears and ever since then I simply never used backgear. What a pita on certain jobs! Also quite a while back I acquired a second 9" SB and just last year started a very slow clean up of it. It also was suffering from the same malady as my first one and since I had it apart, I fixed it by having a friend braze it up and then I recut the missing teeth with a cheap but very adequate made in China gear cutter. Today I finally got teed off enough to swap the two backgear clusters.

                        When I had it apart I cleaned everything and oiled the bejeezus out of it which made the eccentrics move much easier, so much so that it would disengage from the force generated by the 14 1/20 pressure angle. I did a bit of research on the interweb and found I should have a bolt on the right hand side of the headstock that would press against a spring which would press against a brass plug which in turn would press against the side of that eccentric and the friction would stop the disengagement. A closer look (after I disassembled the backgear again) showed I had the bolt and the spring but no brass plug so I quickly made a small brass plug with a little tit on one end to center it on the spring. Long boring story short, I now have a working backgear!

                        Location: Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada

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                        • Originally posted by MattiJ View Post
                          Not too bad for first try:

                          50/50 ordinary wheat and Spelt Wheat. Wifey and 6 year daughter have gone trough the large loaf already
                          Now that is what bread should look like. Very satisfying. Butter???? JR
                          My old yahoo group. Bridgeport Mill Group

                          https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/...port_mill/info

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                          • Originally posted by Arcane View Post
                            A while back I broke a couple of teeth off the small gear end of my first South Bend lathe's backgears and ever since then I simply never used backgear. What a pita on certain jobs! Also quite a while back I acquired a second 9" SB and just last year started a very slow clean up of it. It also was suffering from the same malady as my first one and since I had it apart, I fixed it by having a friend braze it up and then I recut the missing teeth with a cheap but very adequate made in China gear cutter. Today I finally got teed off enough to swap the two backgear clusters.

                            When I had it apart I cleaned everything and oiled the bejeezus out of it which made the eccentrics move much easier, so much so that it would disengage from the force generated by the 14 1/20 pressure angle. I did a bit of research on the interweb and found I should have a bolt on the right hand side of the headstock that would press against a spring which would press against a brass plug which in turn would press against the side of that eccentric and the friction would stop the disengagement. A closer look (after I disassembled the backgear again) showed I had the bolt and the spring but no brass plug so I quickly made a small brass plug with a little tit on one end to center it on the spring. Long boring story short, I now have a working backgear!

                            What did you braze it with.

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                            • Plunger, my friend used a generic brazing rod that's good for a variety of metals but I don't know for sure what it was specifically but I suspect it was a brass rod.
                              Location: Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada

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                              • Originally posted by JRouche View Post
                                Now that is what bread should look like. Very satisfying. Butter???? JR
                                Thanks. Yeah, best with only butter or amazing even just as is.
                                Pure sourdough recipe and Spelt/Dinkel/hulled wheat seem to give it lots of taste and the texture/firmness is really nice. I hate soft bread but this needs real workout with jaws when eating!

                                And what did I do today? Baked my second set of sourdough:

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