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  • Originally posted by PStechPaul View Post
    I did ask for a loaner, but they were not forthcoming. Maybe I could rent a car and request recompense. I already told them I had a truck to use while they worked on it, and they did say they would supply a ride for me from my house to get the car when finished. It looks like a pretty easy job.
    Easy? Maybe. Do you have a 35mm socket, suitable bar to remove the shaft from the transmission? Do you like working on your back under a vehicle? Then yes, easy.......

    I thought your truck had a bad in tank fuel pump?
    Last edited by reggie_obe; 03-31-2021, 01:34 PM.

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    • I don't have a good place to work on the vehicle, and I may no longer have the strength and agility to perform this repair. But for anyone with a reasonable shop or garage, this would be an easy repair. I probably have all the tools I would need, although maybe not the 35 mm socket. But I do have a 3/4" drive SAE socket set, which probably has a 1-3/4" socket, which is 34.925 mm. It would probably fit. If not, 35 mm sockets are about $13.

      My truck has a bad fuel level sensor, but the pump is OK. A while ago I thought the fuel pump had gone bad, but the tank was nearly empty, and the pump was sucking air due to the incline where it was parked. A couple gallons of gas and all was good. But there seems to be something not quite right with the drive train and wheels in the front end. It sometimes acts like a tire is unbalanced or a wheel bearing or CV joint is wonky. Once I get the car back I'll be taking the truck to my mechanic to check out.
      http://pauleschoen.com/pix/PM08_P76_P54.png
      Paul , P S Technology, Inc. and MrTibbs
      USA Maryland 21030

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      • Tried splitting a log with the chainsaw today, but it's too puny to really go a good job (Stihl MS170). Had to use wedges for the final splitting, then I evened it out with the axe, and finally the electric planer.

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        • Nice job Dennis!
          Every time I see one of these fire pits it reminds me of our neighbors fire pit. They would burn it in the summer nights and the smoke would wander. Without air conditioning, we used a whole house fan and ceiling fans to stay cool. Add the neighbors smoke, and we would wake up smelling like Oscar Minor wieners!

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          • Originally posted by DennisCA View Post
            Tried splitting a log with the chainsaw today, but it's too puny to really go a good job (Stihl MS170). Had to use wedges for the final splitting, then I evened it out with the axe, and finally the electric planer.
            Wouldn't you need a rip chain for the saw? Otherwise you just make fine dust?
            Nice fire pit. What is all that white stuff scattered all over? Talc, Limestone or some other mineral spoils/tailings?

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            • Originally posted by reggie_obe View Post

              Wouldn't you need a rip chain for the saw? Otherwise you just make fine dust?
              Nice fire pit. What is all that white stuff scattered all over? Talc, Limestone or some other mineral spoils/tailings?
              The Stihl MS 170 is a pretty small engine saw so it wouldn't help much to have the rip chain. Tilting the blade at a 45* angle would help it some, combination of fine sawdust and long streamers.

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              • I got a lot of long streamers, I would like a bigger saw. Though I get a lot of work done with axes.

                reggie_oboe you ever seen scarface? It's like that.

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                • Finally got some time and found the problem with the coolant pump on the Tormach...

                  Just a wee bit of flubber in the tank....

                  Scooped out the big chunks and as much as I could with a strainer. That flubber chunk was the size of a baseball.

                  Then soaked off the rest with blue shop towels. Still a bit of oil in there, but looking MUCH better, and the pump works great now.


                  Works great for now, but I foresee a major coolant tank upgrade for this thing in the future. Pretty underwhelmed with the whole stand, chip pan, and "enclosure sides" that come with it too. Already planning a major upgrade.

                  Now I need to sort out my post processor, and get to making some chips. Need to sort out some toolholder racks and a monitor/keyboard stand too. Getting there....slowly. Would be getting there a lot quicker if I wasn't working 50+ hour weeks. No end in sight either.

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                  • Well, it's been two days since I got my Pfizer vaccine shot. I must have been one of the lucky ones because the very little bit of discomfort from it was truly negligible.
                    Location: Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada

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                    • Originally posted by Arcane View Post
                      Well, it's been two days since I got my Pfizer vaccine shot. I must have been one of the lucky ones because the very little bit of discomfort from it was truly negligible.
                      Ya, me too. No worse than a regular flu shot. it's been 2 weeks for me. In my limited circle, the moderna seems to be more likely for some side effects
                      I cut it off twice; it's still too short
                      Oregon, USA

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                      • Originally posted by Tim Clarke View Post

                        Ya, me too. No worse than a regular flu shot. it's been 2 weeks for me. In my limited circle, the moderna seems to be more likely for some side effects
                        Was that the first, or the second?

                        The second is supposed to be worse, as your body is primed for it. Two friends who had covid a year ago got their first, and it really knocked them over..... for them it was really the second one, Covid was the first. Both said they thought they had Covid again.

                        I'll find out Monday... that's #2 for Pfizer.
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                        It's just a box of rain, I don't know who put it there.

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                        • Originally posted by J Tiers View Post
                          I'll find out Monday... that's #2 for Pfizer.
                          I have my second, also Monday. From the limited feedback I've heard, reaction to the second dose is worse. Beyond some discomfort and pain in the arm.
                          Still it's a better option (for me) than being dead or really sick with permanent breathing issues or other problems.

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                          • From what I've heard, people that react strongly to the first jab are the ones that have already had the virus - possibly without symptoms - and hence their body is already geared up for a fight. As Reggie says, that should mean the 2nd dose is going to be the same. I'll find out next Sunday....when I take my mum for her 2nd. I'm waaaay down the line!

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                            • Originally posted by Cenedd View Post
                              From what I've heard, people that react strongly to the first jab are the ones that have already had the virus - possibly without symptoms - and hence their body is already geared up for a fight. As Reggie says, that should mean the 2nd dose is going to be the same. I'll find out next Sunday....when I take my mum for her 2nd. I'm waaaay down the line!
                              Except the the vaccine is neither a live nor a killed version of the virus.
                              FWIW: https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/loca...-know/2475606/

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                              • Originally posted by reggie_obe View Post
                                Except the the vaccine is neither a live nor a killed version of the virus.
                                FWIW: https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/loca...-know/2475606/
                                No but the design of the vaccine is such that it causes an immune response. First time round that's mild because it's learning. Second time round it's more prepared. That article basically says as much:

                                "According to the CDC, side effects after your second shot "may be more intense than the ones you experienced after your first shot."
                                "These side effects are normal signs that your body is building protection and should go away within a few days," the CDC states.

                                I'm not professing to be any sort of expert, just that it sounds like it's to be expected and is a good thing.

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