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    If you have city water, I would highly recommend...

    If you have city water, I would highly recommend a water powered backup pump. I've never had the water to the house fail in any sort of emergency. My unit pumbs about a gallon of water out for a...
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    New York is right up there with crazy policies. ...

    New York is right up there with crazy policies. Many people made the personal sacrifice to come to NYC to help with the Covid-19 crisis. Now they have to pay income tax in NY. Even if they were on...
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    If you can tolerate the rounded bottom, a wobble...

    If you can tolerate the rounded bottom, a wobble dado blade is much less likely to get out of control.
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    I had a 3 ton GE from 1981 replaced last year due...

    I had a 3 ton GE from 1981 replaced last year due to fading performance. The total cost for removal of the old unit, condenser, evaporator, line set, new disconnect, and all sheet metal was about...
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    I was in the Gare du Nord in the early 90s. I...

    I was in the Gare du Nord in the early 90s. I was waiting for a train for a few hours, and went up into the restaurant in the station. I had one of the most elegant and delicious meals I've ever...
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    That video was a much better look at the failure....

    That video was a much better look at the failure. The cable/boom assembly appeared to be very stiff to me. If you watch the block at the point where the hook comes off (4 seconds), it only rises a...
  7. If you are going to do a thread here, please use...

    If you are going to do a thread here, please use the system to store the images here. There are some incredibly valuable threads that were destroyed by the Photobucket debacle, and there is the same...
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    Another thing that helps is to make sure the...

    Another thing that helps is to make sure the glass is clean. I had a dirty old pane lying around that I tried to cut several times and had bad cuts each time. After a good cleaning with windex,...
  9. Back of the envelope. If the boat weighs 240 lb,...

    Back of the envelope. If the boat weighs 240 lb, the tank assembly weighs 500lb(guess), and Teach Me Please weighs 150lb, and the initial force is 9500lb, you get ( Force Calculator F = ma ) over...
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    How about hardened studs in the lower piece with...

    How about hardened studs in the lower piece with low strength loctite. Plain steel nuts on top. Replace the nuts when they wear out.
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    A Takisawa lathe with Mori-Seiki badging?

    A Takisawa lathe with Mori-Seiki badging?
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    I was surprised to see the suggestion that the...

    I was surprised to see the suggestion that the shear area for strength purposes was at the root of the thread. From a thought experiment perspective, at the root of the thread the only shear stress...
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    Put the receiving tank in ice water. Don't heat...

    Put the receiving tank in ice water. Don't heat the supplying tank.....
  14. Really a serious question, and not a pound. ...

    Really a serious question, and not a pound. According to British Pint Glass | The Pub Shoppe , a pint is 20 oz. Wikipedia concurs: Pint glass - Wikipedia
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    I have not done this myself, but here's how I...

    I have not done this myself, but here's how I would approach it.

    I'd have a relay feeding L1 and L2 to the machines. As soon as a start switch is pressed, a current sense coil detects the current...
  16. Helical flexure u-joint: UJ7C075-30-6-6 Helical...

    Helical flexure u-joint: UJ7C075-30-6-6 Helical Flexured Stainless Steel U-Joint +

    Double universals? Zero Backlash Universal Joint Couplings | Zero Backlash Couplings
  17. When you are cutting by hand with a hole saw,...

    When you are cutting by hand with a hole saw, there are a few tricks that I have found makes the job go much better.

    Use a drill the same diameter as the pilot drill on the hole saw to locate...
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    Have you attempted to measure the current at...

    Have you attempted to measure the current at startup, or does it trip before you can do that?
  19. I saw a jet missing the table go at auction for...

    I saw a jet missing the table go at auction for over $1k to an internet buyer with an 18% premium plus 8% sales tax. If it were local, I'd consider replacing my C*man with that one for $250 pending...
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    Couldn't this be answered very quickly by...

    Couldn't this be answered very quickly by loosening the hold down bolts for the screw bearing on the tight end? If the problem is corrected (not that you can run this way) you know it is a...
  21. Joe, I was laughing when I read your comment...

    Joe, I was laughing when I read your comment about slide rules in 1972. I started Chemical Engineering classes in the fall of '72 and we had to pass a slide rule test. I'd bought a very nice Pickett...
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    Best wishes on all your challenges, and looking...

    Best wishes on all your challenges, and looking forward to seeing your return.

    I particularly like the second sentence of the second paragraph.
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    We have an old-time hardware store near us where...

    We have an old-time hardware store near us where you can get everything from an m3 screw to a furnace. The number of times that I have walked out without what I need can be counted on one hand. ...
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    There are many foundations made on what are...

    There are many foundations made on what are called Friction Piles. Common for large buildings where there is no bearing material underneath the foundation. Here's a high level description: ...
  25. These folks do it for a living: Precision...

    These folks do it for a living:

    Precision Closed-End Tubes | Esterline & Sons Precision Machining
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