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    Another aspect I've seen with belts and hoses and...

    Another aspect I've seen with belts and hoses and gaskets and seals.....they are produced then sit in a hot attic warehouse for many years. Super hot in the summer, cold in the winter. Then someone...
  2. Very nice work! Of course, if the young...

    Very nice work!

    Of course, if the young engineers you work with were really interested in making billions of dollars in pure profit, they'd be inventing body parts other than the hand....
  3. It's ridiculous to suggest the USA has the worst...

    It's ridiculous to suggest the USA has the worst health care in the world. Try getting your heart operation done in Peru or Bangladesh next time you need it.

    If the US health care is so bad, why...
  4. When I was about 18 years old, and just started...

    When I was about 18 years old, and just started working in the machine shop, one of the 'old' guys (who was younger than I am now) told me something that always stuck with me. He said, "I used to...
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    I don't have an answer, but if they are failing...

    I don't have an answer, but if they are failing that quickly, it's more than just the belt brand. I've used lots of belts in a similar application (my Cub Cadet and Land Pride mowers) and the big...
  6. A big consideration is whether or not you have...

    A big consideration is whether or not you have insurance....but assuming you do, it makes sense to go to a doctor. I'm all for DIY but when it comes to stuff that can't be replaced I am a little...
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    "Please don't mention her name. I was actually in...

    "Please don't mention her name. I was actually in Vietnam when that assclown went to Hanoi. If I could have, I would have shot the bitch right there and then. Still bothers me to hear her name."
    ...
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    I used to have mine in a corner but found it...

    I used to have mine in a corner but found it limited my ability to put long pieces in the mill. Like if you want to work on the end of an 8' stick. It also makes the mill hard to clean/sweep around...
  9. Thread: ISO of a motor

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    ISO is what people who are too busy to type...

    ISO is what people who are too busy to type 'Looking for' use. It's three syllables, still, but they are generally considered to be shorter syllables by experts in the Slavic and Lower Asian...
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    The amount of shit design I've seen that...

    The amount of shit design I've seen that originated in der Fatherland...I have a new KTM motorcycle, one of the most expensive dirt bikes sell. You should see the wiring harness! It looks like a...
  11. How much HP? Three transformers would be...

    How much HP?

    Three transformers would be pretty bulky and costly and probably give some phase imbalance.

    A VFD would do well, if you otherwise want a VFD on this service.
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    "The single most important tool he can bring...

    "The single most important tool he can bring is...

    A pen and a good notebook. "

    There was a time I woulda scoffed at that....even now, I'm a lousy note taker. But...it's the truth. People...
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    I think he means a box table to put the entire...

    I think he means a box table to put the entire drill on.
  14. A lot of welded press brakes are very high...

    A lot of welded press brakes are very high quality.....cast brakes tend to simply be older designs. That can mean 'stout' but it can also mean 'worn out by now' and 'needlessly heavy and big' and...
  15. The old 'military-industrial complex' bit sure...

    The old 'military-industrial complex' bit sure sounds appealing...it practically is the stuff TV shows, books, and other liberal fodder are made of. It's blaming big corporations and the military in...
  16. Thread: OT retirement

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    I have a relative who made almost $100M by buying...

    I have a relative who made almost $100M by buying and selling mineral rights. He was a very, very hard worker. He retired at 52 over 10 years ago, and spends his time doing whatever he wants. So,...
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    I'll say this...I have an old Makita 3/8" drill. ...

    I'll say this...I have an old Makita 3/8" drill. It was given to me, and I would guess it's 25-30 years old. As a 3/8" drill, it's not meant for big jobs....but it's a bastard of a drill when you...
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    The attack on pipelines has nothing to do with...

    The attack on pipelines has nothing to do with energy or technology or even facts.

    It's payback for all the people who need their emotional needs met in exchange for their votes. One hand washes...
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    I doubt there is a US made drill....and if there...

    I doubt there is a US made drill....and if there were, I'd probably not want it.

    Where are new Makitas made?

    Really, though, for a 3/8" drill you're best finding the model you like and buying...
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    "I went to this place ( U.K. members may remember...

    "I went to this place ( U.K. members may remember this) called the skill centre, it was a sponsored training centre, I signed up for engineering inspection, thought that would be good (it was ) start...
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    Nothing is worse than using a phone app when a...

    Nothing is worse than using a phone app when a calculator is what you really need. Less dependency on phones is what we need, not more.

    A calculator frees your from having to use your phone in a...
  22. I should be more clear; the topside brass check...

    I should be more clear; the topside brass check valve is on top of the well head. The tank is about 50' away and has no check valve near it. So you are saying the arrestor should be on the well...
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    Calculator. And something concentrically pointy...

    Calculator. And something concentrically pointy to put in a drill chuck to quickly find the center of whatever you're about to drill.


    I would place 1-2-3 blocks just after tits on a boar-hog,...
  24. Thanks all. The tank is a new X-Trol 255 (81...

    Thanks all. The tank is a new X-Trol 255 (81 gallon) with a bladder and I set it per the paperwork they sent....it is within a few pounds of the low pressure, something like 35PSI. i just checked...
  25. OT- Where to position water hammer arrestor?

    I have a well (1.5HP pump), and about 50 feet away sits the 85 gallon water tank. They're connected with 1-1/4" pipe.

    I've noticed that when the pump shuts off, the PVC pipes that are near the...
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