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  1. On the topic of water heaters...when I've needed...

    On the topic of water heaters...when I've needed one, these guys know their heaters and do a great job of selling to the general public at good prices.

    They sell all sorts of heaters, but best of...
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    Voest radial drill....worth saving?

    So...I rescued this Voest radial drill today from a storage unit that had been abandoned with various machine tools in it.

    It has issues....the main motor (probably) gave out and it looks like...
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    It's pretty simple....threads in epoxy are not...

    It's pretty simple....threads in epoxy are not gonna be as good as threads in metal. But they'll be better than threads in wood.
  4. I had a long talk the other day with a young man...

    I had a long talk the other day with a young man who had just graduated from college with an engineering degree. He was quite sharp, seemed to have a good handle on many engineering related topics. ...
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    There is no point in having a ground insulated. ...

    There is no point in having a ground insulated.

    You can buy good quality braided ground straps for cheap, so for the average vehicle there's no benefit in reinventing the wheel.
  6. The heating elements don't know what's telling...

    The heating elements don't know what's telling them to do their job. Yes, you can replace the electronic junk with a normal old school thermostat.
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    Why do people suppose that questions are more...

    Why do people suppose that questions are more palatable if they are 'quick'? Why has no one ever asked lethargic questions?

    When someone poses a quick question, all I hear is "I want a bunch of...
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    In a retail setting, I would place its value...

    In a retail setting, I would place its value between $5 and $10,000. At auction, I would expect it to bring between $3 and $10,000. For insurance purposes, I'd use $125,000.
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    lol. How dumb. The death penalty IS a good...

    lol. How dumb.

    The death penalty IS a good thing. What's bad about it is that we let people sit on death row so long it costs millions of dollars to kill them. We should kill them right away. ...
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    Sitting on your ass might lead to heart disease,...

    Sitting on your ass might lead to heart disease, but the presumption is when you are NOT working you will be doing something halfway active. I know I am.

    As for the concept that different...
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    I was on St. Croix 15 years ago and the guy there...

    I was on St. Croix 15 years ago and the guy there told me if you had a piece of steel, you could leave it sitting around and no one would probably steal it. But if you left a 2x4 out, it would be...
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    The standing desk, IMO, is an invention of the...

    The standing desk, IMO, is an invention of the new woke crowd. It's like the ergonomically designed screwdriver handle or the high efficiency clothes washer. Someone won an award for coming up with...
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    New history is being created every day in our...

    New history is being created every day in our universities and pressrooms. It won't be long before we learn that every single invention or advancement ever achieved was really stolen from a person...
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    You mook. I don't see any racism. Do you even...

    You mook. I don't see any racism. Do you even know what a race is?
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    "That statistic is partly due to US drone...

    "That statistic is partly due to US drone strikes."

    I certainly hope so. Unfortunately, it looks like the median age might be rising...much like our inflation. Bad trends abound.
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    Squatting is hard on the knees, and back, as you...

    Squatting is hard on the knees, and back, as you get older. The average Paki lives only to 32 years old, so that's not so much an issue.

    They average Paki is also quite lean, and not 50-90 lbs....
  17. Running CNC machines of any size on a UPS system?...

    Running CNC machines of any size on a UPS system? Hardly feasible unless someone else is paying for it...UPS gets quite expensive as the HP goes up.

    Run a refinery or chem plant....maybe...
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    When I had an L1-nosed lathe, I had no trouble...

    When I had an L1-nosed lathe, I had no trouble finding chucks. In fact, I had multiple chucks, faceplates, etc., some of which I never once even used. The lathe I have now is D1-6 and while chucks...
  19. "Why don’t you just be a bit more tolerant. " ...

    "Why don’t you just be a bit more tolerant. "

    OK, English is not your first language so you are granted some leeway; but be aware that 'just' is the most dangerous and evil word in the entire...
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    I don't know, but working plastic takes a lot...

    I don't know, but working plastic takes a lot more power than you'd think. It's not uncommon to see plastic extruders run 20,000HP.

    Then again, you haven't given nearly enough information on what...
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    Is there a way to link this thread to all the...

    Is there a way to link this thread to all the threads about guys with tools and guns they bought for dirt cheap because the original owner etched his name onto them?
  22. I agree...my guess is that a cheapie would be...

    I agree...my guess is that a cheapie would be even worse.

    As for a DRO that includes the quill, I'd have to see the scale assembly to see how compact and unobtrusive it is. The Mitutoyo type...
  23. Yes, that is the Mitutoyo I have. You can see...

    Yes, that is the Mitutoyo I have. You can see how tiny the buttons are. The reset button is recessed, hard to push, and finicky. Another aspect I don't like (I suspect it applies to any make) is...
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    My other comment, based on experience, is...

    My other comment, based on experience, is concrete workers and cement companies want to sell you what they have and what they are used to doing.

    They have a pocketful of reasons why anything you...
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    Well, this topic has been addressed a million...

    Well, this topic has been addressed a million times before on this board, but....

    Lots of good advice above. No one has yet mentioned using Portland Cement, if you can get it. The fly ash cement...
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