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    Why not corrugated?

    Why not corrugated?
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    Garwood you're my kinda guy. See a problem,...

    Garwood you're my kinda guy. See a problem, diagnose a problem, fix the problem.
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    FWIW I've already repaired three foundation...

    FWIW I've already repaired three foundation cracks from the outside using two layers of rubber made for below grade use. The procedure I used was from the local waterproofing specialist. At...
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    O.T. Drainage system

    We got hit with another 100 year rain last week in Chicago. Seems like 100 year rains come every year now. I'm looking to put a perimeter drainage system in my basement feeding into a sump pump. ...
  5. Rode hard and put away wet. I noticed what looks...

    Rode hard and put away wet. I noticed what looks like chisel marks in the first picture. Then the broken piece in the second picture. Wow. The previous owner either had anger issues or no clue.
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    You're going to have to be a bit more specific...

    You're going to have to be a bit more specific with the machine description. Geared head, belt drive, etc. Right front corner of the machine below the front vee way is a stamped number. Get it...
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    Saw this done at a shop. Old Poreba lathe, wire...

    Saw this done at a shop. Old Poreba lathe, wire feed mounted to the compound, submerged arc, VFD for surface speed control, QCGB to make it more versatile. Then there was the whole induction setup...
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    I'm a golfer. I thought fishermen were suckers...

    I'm a golfer. I thought fishermen were suckers for gimmicks till I found golf. Saw a putter with an advertised "Milled Face". If I left a finish like it go out the door I'd be right behind it!
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    I used to work on the movable bridges in Chicago....

    I used to work on the movable bridges in Chicago. Back in the old days they told me they used to sand blast the bridges and let the spent sand fall in the river. Now they gift wrap it and use a...
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    Yep expanding mandrels. If you have a lathe...

    Yep expanding mandrels. If you have a lathe these can be very handy to have around. Look them up on MSC's web site. You'll need the arbor itself though.
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    FWIW, know what to use your square for. That's...

    FWIW, know what to use your square for. That's not meant to be an insult or dig on anyone. That being said, know what to use it for. I keep a couple squares in my box. An old beater combo square...
  12. Funny how politically correct we've become and...

    Funny how politically correct we've become and how you can be WHATEVER you IDENTIFY yourself as today. But in this day of intelligence you have to tell people WASH YOUR HANDS AFTER YOU CRAP!
  13. Thanks for all your kind words and concern about...

    Thanks for all your kind words and concern about my Mom. It is a terrible situation, all we can do is prepare for the worst and pray for the best. Please everyone take care of yourselves and your...
  14. My mother is in a nursing home in Illinois. My...

    My mother is in a nursing home in Illinois. My sister and I bring bottled water, pop, energy bars, or anything individually wrapped that won't spoil if left out during a 12 hour shift. You can do...
  15. Take it easy folks, has the Covid Cabin Fever got...

    Take it easy folks, has the Covid Cabin Fever got everyone's underwear in a bunch?
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    FWIW Next time you have to deal with a stuck...

    FWIW Next time you have to deal with a stuck bolt don't try to unscrew it. GET IT TO MOVE FIRST!!! 1) Soak it whatever makes you happy. 2) Smack the side of the fastener with a hammer and drift,...
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    I agree with EPA111 on this one. We all start...

    I agree with EPA111 on this one. We all start somewhere, not all the questions or info I've gotten off the site have been machining related. I've compared this site to what my Dad used to call...
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    If it has the coil spring mounted to the header...

    If it has the coil spring mounted to the header above the door lube the coils. The friction of the coils against themselves makes the opener work that much harder. If the door is adjusted properly...
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    Thanks for your input. Wasn't sure what it would...

    Thanks for your input. Wasn't sure what it would do to plastic either. Valve covers are plastic.
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    O.T. Degreaser Suggestions

    I saw a guy on YouTube the other day using oven cleaner as degreaser engine wash. Anyone heard of this or tried it? I'm doing a valve job on the wife's car saw it and said, "Hmmm.. I wonder if...
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    I'm not sure how to word myself here so don't...

    I'm not sure how to word myself here so don't judge me. I've dealt with my Dad who I had to put into a home. If your friend is still of a sound mind ask him how he got it down there. If he doesn't...
  22. Looking for a video about the Chrysler plant in Chicago

    A while back someone posted a wartime video about the Chrysler plant. A retired building engineer I worked with now works at Toostie Roll that now occupies the land the Chrysler plant was on. I...
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    I was always the busiest when there was nothing...

    I was always the busiest when there was nothing to do. Clean, do inventory, move stuff around to make the place safer and more productive. Enema time baby.
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    Hey Thermite, like I stated before about granite...

    Hey Thermite, like I stated before about granite surface plates. We use them all throughout our working career. Then, when we go to "The Great Machine Shop in The Sky" our widows can make our tomb...
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    Yes this machine has the lever you speak of, that...

    Yes this machine has the lever you speak of, that explains it. I didn't want to tear apart something that was working as it should. Thanks for your knowledge and again to you and Greg Menke for...
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