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    I think that every shop in the whole state of...

    I think that every shop in the whole state of Missouri is looking for people. Myself included. I know shops that are slow and they are still hiring so that they have people when things pick back up....
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    My situation may be a little different. I do job...

    My situation may be a little different. I do job shop work and gear work. Some of the gear work is production runs. I've been struggling with this for a little while. I have a gear hobber than cuts...
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    1. Yes some are worse than others. I have several...

    1. Yes some are worse than others. I have several machines that have what I would say is normal leakage. The basins fill up in a few weeks or so. The worse ones spew out enough to fill the basins...
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    If you are doing a T&M job how do you adjust your...

    If you are doing a T&M job how do you adjust your rate for overtime? As an example. One of my customers just now hit me with a large emergency job repairing some damaged equipment. They indicated...
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    Iv'e got a lot of gear machines in here and they...

    Iv'e got a lot of gear machines in here and they all leak. Some worse than others. Even my newest ones dribble oil out. I have an operator go around the shop every Monday and collect oil from catch...
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    That's probably got a lot to do with this. I'm...

    That's probably got a lot to do with this. I'm pretty sure If I get time to look into it I'm going to find missing metering fittings.
    I can't think I can even afford to talk to B & K on the phone....
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    Some of them leak so bad I'm using Vactra 2 as...

    Some of them leak so bad I'm using Vactra 2 as cutting oil. Actually gives a nice finish. But it all overflows into the catch basins and after a while there's a lot of it. I'd rather have too much...
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    I would like to make some sort of system to do...

    I would like to make some sort of system to do just that. or buy it if it's not super expensive.
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    I have 14 type A. They are the worst. One Newark...

    I have 14 type A. They are the worst. One Newark with a worn input shaft seal. Those are the main culprits. I know I need to go through the lube systems and look for missing flow metering fittings...
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    Need help with way oil problem

    My Barber Colman hobbing machines are going through a lot of Vactra 2 oil. They leak it everywhere. I would like to try and recycle it in house if possible. Does anyone here recycle their own oil...
  11. Flat root or full fillet?

    Flat root or full fillet?
  12. I have the ability to broach or shape these. Does...

    I have the ability to broach or shape these. Does it matter? What kind of time frame are you looking for.
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    I met a guy a while back that told me "the Govt....

    I met a guy a while back that told me "the Govt. doesn't care what things cost. they aren't spending their own money" He always said his margins were low. He was living large. He ans his business...
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    Holy Crap. Are you the only shop in the state or...

    Holy Crap. Are you the only shop in the state or what?
  15. 264954 For reference. This is close to "Monster"

    264954 For reference. This is close to "Monster"
  16. Why don't you hire a rigging company to move the...

    Why don't you hire a rigging company to move the machines. They move machinery for a living. Way lees stressful and they are insured. Save the wear and tear on yourself.
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    It doesn't look like an overly complex shaft....

    It doesn't look like an overly complex shaft. I've done a lot of similar shafts for all types of transmissions and transfer cases.
  18. Has anyone here rebuilt one of these? If I...

    Has anyone here rebuilt one of these? If I attempt to do it does anyone know of a good source for parts or info about these?264279264280264281
  19. Curtis air compressor rebuild question

    I bought a used Curtis compressor a while back. It is a C 98. It was running when I bought it but it was under a lean to on the side of the guys building. It came up to pressure fine and seemed to...
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    Ok. Getting clearer now. Thank you.

    Ok. Getting clearer now. Thank you.
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    I'm getting confused here. The little contacts in...

    I'm getting confused here. The little contacts in the pressure switch are welding shut. If I run the 230 v through it to control the starter won't they still weld shut?

    As a temporary fix. I filed...
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    The motor spec plate indicates 21 FLA. This seems...

    The motor spec plate indicates 21 FLA. This seems like a lot of amps to go through the very light duty looking contacts on these pressure switches.
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    I am not an electrician at all. Do I need to use...

    I am not an electrician at all. Do I need to use a lower voltage to operate the pressure switch to engage the starter?
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    I am buying what IR says I'm supposed to use. I...

    I am buying what IR says I'm supposed to use. I questioned them (IR) about it and their answer is always the same part number.
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    Need help with air compressor problem

    I have a Ingersoll Rand 5 HP 220 V single phase air compressor and I'm having problems with the pressure switch.
    The original one was fried after about a year of use. I seem to replace the switch...
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