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    I was thinking the same - a pre-historic valve...

    I was thinking the same - a pre-historic valve grinder maybe?
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    Just a thought, but maybe a custom-made drill bit...

    Just a thought, but maybe a custom-made drill bit with numerous small carbide teeth? That way, you'd be making small chips that could be blown out of the hole as opposed to trying to auger large...
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    I wonder what he thought the helmet was gonna' do...

    I wonder what he thought the helmet was gonna' do for him?
  4. Ha! A "No Smoking" shop...way ahead of their...

    Ha! A "No Smoking" shop...way ahead of their time! :D
  5. My father served on the Battleship New Jersey. ...

    My father served on the Battleship New Jersey. He often said the NJ had a complete machine shop on board that "could build anything". :)
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    In Mexico in the 1500's, the Aztecs were using...

    In Mexico in the 1500's, the Aztecs were using the Cochineal Beetle - found on certain Prickly Pear Cactus - to make a brilliant red dye used in clothing. The Spaniards took some back to Spain with...
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    To the OP: I just noticed where you stated the...

    To the OP: I just noticed where you stated the sizes as 10x7 and 12x10. If I were taking the door order, I would order a 10-2 x 7-1 and 12-2 x 10-1.

    We would talk about endwall and sidewall,...
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    In my mind, Clopay has always been crap. But...

    In my mind, Clopay has always been crap. But make no mistake - Overhead Corp makes their fair share of crap as well.

    None of the manufacturers make their own weatherseal - they all use the same...
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    The difference in the two doors could be several...

    The difference in the two doors could be several things: 2" track and rollers as opposed to 3"; 5 ball bearings in the rollers as opposed to 10 or 12 (many rollers are plastic and have no ball...
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    For sectional-type doors mounted on steel jambs,...

    For sectional-type doors mounted on steel jambs, the width of the door is 2" more than the opening width. eg: if you have a 10-0 wide opening, you'll order a 10-2 wide door. Standard (commercial)...
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    Pretty machine...she longs to make chips again! ...

    Pretty machine...she longs to make chips again! :)

    The motor mount looks too modern, but a creative person could remedy that.
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    In addition to 126 ln ft of 4" pipe, there is...

    In addition to 126 ln ft of 4" pipe, there is also 50 ln ft of 2" pipe.

    According to my calcs, if the liner is .125" thick, the job would require 12.3 gallons of epoxy. In theory, the epoxy would...
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    I don't think $2K would buy the epoxy needed for...

    I don't think $2K would buy the epoxy needed for the job I'm looking at, much less the fiberglass and labor. But I think (the quoted) $24K is about $10K too high.

    I don't believe the prices...
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    Agreed. Does this jeep have the water-proof...

    Agreed. Does this jeep have the water-proof wiring?

    I was never into military jeeps, and I've only seen one jeep with the water-proof wiring, maybe they all had it?? Looked like hydraulic lines...
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    Thanks again everyone! We are looking at a...

    Thanks again everyone!

    We are looking at a number of issues on this project.

    The existing sewer line appears to be off grade a little, so a liner won't resolve that problem.
    There are a...
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    Guys, thanks for all the input.

    Guys, thanks for all the input.
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    OT/Trenchless sewer pipe lining questions

    I'm helping a friend resolve a cast iron sewer line problem under a concrete slab. One company has quoted $24,000 and another company $30,000 to epoxy/fiberglass line 125 feet of 4 inch pipe.
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    I'm one of those who mentioned cell phones in...

    I'm one of those who mentioned cell phones in this thread. I can't speak for the other posters, but I specifically stated personal cell phones. In other words, if one of my employees needs a cell...
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    "I have fired 5 guys that are the same age as my...

    "I have fired 5 guys that are the same age as my father......"

    :) That's nuthin' - I fired my own father.


    "too stubborn to learn anything new"

    Yup

    "My best employees are the ones that...
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    Ok, I get it.

    Ok, I get it.
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    Apparently I didn't...which link are you...

    Apparently I didn't...which link are you referring to?
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    I never made a big deal out of an applicants'...

    I never made a big deal out of an applicants' apparent lack of math skills. In high school, I myself was never interested in math, nor was I any good at it. Then I got out in the real world and was...
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    Any more, I don't even call companies in...

    Any more, I don't even call companies in California for pricing - way too expensive. Must be all the governmental burden they are carrying on their backs.
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    Here's how it was described to me: 133837

    Here's how it was described to me:


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  25. A kid I knew in high school had a go-cart with a...

    A kid I knew in high school had a go-cart with a Maytag washing machine [gasoline] engine.

    "Shift `er into spin cycle and you could really fly!".
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