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    OT RATS...Rats in the forklift!

    So we very rarely use the forklift, we built a battery box to allow home made battery kit and the 6 160 Amp hr cell site batteries were done and we got some replacements and got them in. Since the battery was no good we swapped them in place, with new it would not drive but the hydrolics...
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    OT Hydrolic cylinder repair

    We have a 4 x 24 cylinder that needs seal replaced, normally not issue as we have great supply house nearby. This thing is odd in how it is built, there is a snap ring on the end, but it is on the sleeve that goes in the end of the cylinder to keep it from going IN. Nothing to keep it in. No...
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    7.5 HP 3 phase rotary pass converter

    A which search did not show much so we will just start new. We have a 16 inch Lodge and Shipley model A with 7.5 hp motor and it came with static phase converter. Works...not well. Cold days we are limited in rpm due to oil drag in the gearbox. Been looking for VFD but anything not Chinese...
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    OT Odd vehicles along the roadway

    We all see them, creative vehicles people make. That lifted 4WD camero or other oddity. We have a few we will need to fund from years ago but here is a good one to start... I bet there are many oddballs. Our first... A 4WD Ski boat. This site along the highway on one of our service routes...
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    OT Looking for old pc motherboards or units.

    Observing threads related to older equipment it looks like there are a few folks who may have some old pc stuff. Moderator please move to correct spot or delete if not allowed. We have a control system from the late 80's that was originally on 286 and later 386 that is operating on DOS with...
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    OT J channel trim needed for tool box drawer fronts

    We picked up assorted unrelated items and from them built a nice work bench that includes an 18 drawer tool chest. It started as a steel bench from from an estate sale if a long ago made from filed sheet steel for the too and cut and welded thicker sheet for the legs. We had previously picked...
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    OT SCAG Turf Runner gearbox rebuild .

    Has anyone attempted to replace bearings in the gearbox for mower deck? They have a 1 inch spline shaft with bearings and gear pressed on. Shaft is same diameter end to end so press fit is it. May be a key for gear. Thinking about grinding away what is left of bearings race but wanting to...
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    OT York HVAC Room Air VFD Blower Died $$$$$

    Moderator please move to correct place if wrong. We have a York Rooftop DNY series dual-pack HVAC that has a VFD room air fan motor that has died...a few times. First under warranty then out of warranty the magnets that are glued to the armature come off and we epoxy back which lasts a season...
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    8 inch aluminum channel remnant needed

    We need to build a couple brackets that will require us using 8 inch aluminum channel but only need a couple lengths of 7 inches. We need 3 7 inch lengths at this time, shipped to central CA. Our local sources are only full 25 foot lengths so we are looking to see if there are any folks who...
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    OT electronics tools.Does anyone still use o - scopes anymore?

    Moderator if this is in wrong place please move it. We have been in communications for 35 years or so and have too much "stuff" that we have picked up and have a surplus of scopes that we have not used in years. We have 2 HP 180D with assorted modules including 4 channel. Looking to trade...
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    Instructions. For Federal G81-2

    Today we picked up a Dayton packing gauge hat we believe was used for b printing press work but it looks like something we have been wanting to make adjusting blades in hand. Plane or joiner. Comes. In ni c e box and smooth meter. Butt turning dial clockwise seems to apply a lock to the...
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    OT:Radient heat from light bulbs

    This is one for the engineering folks who do heat load calculations including lighting. Google just brings up all of the non-technical discussions based on opinions and not actually anything useful other than entertainment. The setup; We live in central CA and as such have a handful of citrus...
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    Aluminum mig with Miller 185 possible without spool gun?

    Moderator please move to correct place if this is not correct. We have a miller 185 mig welder but did not get the spool gun at the time. We picked up a spool of aluminum wire at an estate sale some time back and it has been a thought to try it out some day. Since they have spool guns we...
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    Ot looking for 9 inch angle grinder

    Our old (cannot mantion name) unit finally bit the dust. We use mostly pneumatics but corded electric is handy sometimes and this one has held up well for about 20 years but things are different now. Hard to trust name or brand anymore as point of manufacturer is often China and quality of...
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    Adding servo drive to y side of bp

    We picked up a made by ser'ser ' drive today at an estate sale that is missing bottom round cover but it works well. Branded for another milk...eaten since we looked at it so forgot that nsme...maybe lagun. Currently have one on the X and thinking about adding to y. Is this common practice...
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    OT old F1 Ford forum and information sources ask

    We just picked up a 1950 Ford F1 truck for a long time project. Project was in planning for many years to locate a 56 or earlier ford truck specifically to install running gear from another vehicle we already had but the project target needed to be cheap... We prefer to see classics restored...
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    OT international fastener stupidity

    Just a vent... Received a Bin cart today from Grainger that we assumed US made, price was US Made range but Chinese but what is not anymore. The interesting part is all of the hardware callouts in the instructions list SAE sizes and the interface or threads are... The Nuts which are 1/4-20...
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    OT looking for broken wine cooler

    Not the best place for this so moderator please move to where it goes or delete if not allowed. We picked up at different times a matching set of U-line ice machine and wine chiller that both have left side doors and doors not reversable. Doors no longer available and we're about $450.00...
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    OT Albreght chuck repair parts?

    We picked up a couple of these that both needed repair. The small one is a model 1-13 and it was locked up tight. A little magic and we got it open and cleaned it up fine but the jaws look a bit worn. The larger one is a model 3-16 and it was free spinning but jaws did nit move and was a real...
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    OT rock cutting equipment

    We picked up a rock cutting setup today that has a blade,2 grinding wheels and a sanding disk. It is missing the table for the blade so we will need to make one. It is made by highland park manufacturing model E-10. Does anyone have and experience with these? It was at an estate sale so we...
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