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    I wish just once the government would actually...

    I wish just once the government would actually take some action on tarrifs. Put in tarrifs high enough to do some good.

    I do not necessarily favor tarrifs, but I would like to see the theory of...
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    My old Brown & Sharpe milling machine has a...

    My old Brown & Sharpe milling machine has a knock-out bar that came with the machine. It is a bar about 1/2" diameter, with a steel ball about 2" in diameter on one end. You put it in the spinde,...
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    I do not know much, if any, about EDM, but I do...

    I do not know much, if any, about EDM, but I do know something about air conditioning. It will probably cost $20 to $25 per square foot to air condition the space. On a 1,000 square foot shop, that...
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    D.Thomas, Brand new brakes can stick. I just...

    D.Thomas,
    Brand new brakes can stick. I just remembered the only time I was stuck in an elevator. The State Elevator Inspector was in the cab with me. It was the final inspection, the elevator...
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    D. Thomas, The other aspect is that if they say...

    D. Thomas,
    The other aspect is that if they say "brakes", they might have to explain, but will not have enough time in the segment to explain, but if they say "bearings", no explanation needed. ...
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    "Hollow state electronics"? That is a new one on...

    "Hollow state electronics"? That is a new one on me. Where I come from we call them "Firebottles".

    Just imagine you are running the lathe 100 years ago, the glow from the firebottles could be the...
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    Ask Joe Michaels. The crane in his power plant...

    Ask Joe Michaels. The crane in his power plant probably has a capacity of 500 tons or so. A 140 ton crane is nothing in a power plant.

    My guess is that it was not the bearings, not if they fixed...
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    Right now I work as a facilities survey engineer...

    Right now I work as a facilities survey engineer for the Department of Labor Job Corps, which trains disadvantaged youths aged 18 to 24. All of our new toilets are low flush. In about 15 centers I...
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    My brother has a Philosophy degree, and now he is...

    My brother has a Philosophy degree, and now he is CFO of a small manufacturing company on the west coast. (Of course, he got an MBA along the way.) He making more money, and is closer to...
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    metlmunchr, On one job I was short of room,...

    metlmunchr,

    On one job I was short of room, and spec's a pair of B&G 60 series in line pumps. My drawings showed 8" clearance between the pumps and the wall, so that there was clearance to get a...
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    Jon Frary, Good thing the State took action...

    Jon Frary,
    Good thing the State took action against the contractors. Frequently this doesn't happen on government jobs, but it should.

    Thanks for the information on the pumps.

    When I design a...
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    Boris, I accept your opinion, but it still takes...

    Boris,
    I accept your opinion, but it still takes capable people to define the modules.

    Second, I trust you are oversimplifying the program module 6 people are writing. I wrote that in HP...
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    GeneH Regardles of the exact way it was...

    GeneH
    Regardles of the exact way it was developed, both Unix and Linux are highly resistant to crashing, or crashing other programs. My computer at work runs Windows, and is part of a network. I...
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    Motion Guru, There are a lot of foreign students...

    Motion Guru,
    There are a lot of foreign students out there. When I was in grad school in the 1970's, in some of my classes I was the only American.

    That is my point. We are not training many...
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    Having been in the engineering profession longer...

    Having been in the engineering profession longer than many of you, I have a number of opinions. I have chosen to put different topics in different posts, hence the large number of posts.

    I think...
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    Motion Guru, I know two young engineers. One is...

    Motion Guru,
    I know two young engineers. One is a nephew, who got his degree in materials engineering abut 8 years ago. He is going to Business School, and intends to get out of engineering. He...
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    Been there, done that. I am a mechanical...

    Been there, done that. I am a mechanical engineer with a specialty in energy engineering. New England is at the end of the energy pipeline, but there are few real enegy engineering jobs in New...
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    The Second Law of Thermodynamics places an upper...

    The Second Law of Thermodynamics places an upper limit on how efficiently energy can be converted. It gives no guarantee that the upper limit will be achieved. Usually the actual efficiency is...
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    The Second Law of Thermodynamics places an upper...

    The Second Law of Thermodynamics places an upper limit on how efficiently energy can be converted. It gives no guarantee that the upper limit will be achieved. Usually the actual efficiency is...
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    The Second Law of Thermodynamics places an upper...

    The Second Law of Thermodynamics places an upper limit on how efficiently energy can be converted. It gives no guarantee that the upper limit will be achieved. Usually the actual efficiency is...
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    I ask this question periodically, as I have yet...

    I ask this question periodically, as I have yet to get a good answer. What are dimensions of steel pipe, and what are pipe threads used in the Metric system? I have US and British dimensions and...
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    Candy factories are mostly mechanized today. ...

    Candy factories are mostly mechanized today. Some candy making processes are like some other processes. One older way to make some types of candies is to cast them in starch molds. Sound familiar?...
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    Let's see: Texas cars: 7 years My...

    Let's see:

    Texas cars: 7 years

    My Massachusetts Cars:

    1967 Falcon: 167,000 miles, 19 1/2 years, Ziebart
    traded in on Dodge Caravan when frame rusted out. Had to replace front floor pan...
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    Thanks for the information on B&G. I am a design...

    Thanks for the information on B&G. I am a design engineer who sometimes has to design, or supervise design of HVAC systems. No MIC pumps for me.

    Thermo1
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    bosleyjr, I did some more research since my...

    bosleyjr,

    I did some more research since my last post. The text "Applications of Thermodynamics" by Bernard D. Wood, of Syracuse University, Addison-Wesley, 1969, has the following information on...
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