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    I spent over 25 years in computer rooms with...

    I spent over 25 years in computer rooms with controlled temperature and humidity repairing IBM equipment. On one university campus with a central steam plant for campus wide heating, cooking and...
  2. There are 3.5mm and 1/8" connectors. Don't ask me...

    There are 3.5mm and 1/8" connectors. Don't ask me why.

    Bob
    WB8NQW
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    I got my first set of Starkey aids 10 years ago...

    I got my first set of Starkey aids 10 years ago through the NRA hearing assist program which not longer exists. I got new ones a couple of months ago. Same type but newer technology - more program...
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    I spent a year in college with a goal of...

    I spent a year in college with a goal of electrical engineer, but I was not prepared for college level study habits. I then spent 2 years at DeVry Electronics School and loved it. I held a First...
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    I have had hearing aids for about 10 years....

    I have had hearing aids for about 10 years. Starkey brand. Just got new ones last week. They are behind the ear with inserts in the ear canal. I don't have a cell phone, let alone a smart one. I told...
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    Make a loop from a length of narrow leather strip...

    Make a loop from a length of narrow leather strip by tying the ends together. This loop should be long enough to wrap around the tubing several times. Start the middle of the loop around the tubing...
  7. I have been a hobby blacksmith for close to 40...

    I have been a hobby blacksmith for close to 40 years. I don't burn myself as often as I did earlier, but an ice cube ( or 3 or 4 ) as soon as possible works. Besides the pain reduction it usually...
  8. I am not a knife maker, but I have been...

    I am not a knife maker, but I have been blacksmithing as a hobby for 40 years. My suggestion would be to start with an old file. Since you have the forge, heat it to critical temperature - non...
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    The Isaac Ludwig Mill in Grand Rapids, Ohio has...

    The Isaac Ludwig Mill in Grand Rapids, Ohio has an operating water powered sawmill in Northwest Ohio near Toledo. If memory serves, it it has a 160hp turbine with a 10 foot head of water supplied by...
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    What happens if the system fails and the belt is...

    What happens if the system fails and the belt is not shifted to the idle pulley at the desired pressure? Is there a pop-off safety valve set at a few pounds above the desired pressure to vent the...
  11. Thread: OT plumbing

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    Take some small rope or twine about 4 feet long -...

    Take some small rope or twine about 4 feet long - maybe longer, tie the ends together, wrap one end of the loop around the pipe while threading the other end through the loop. Wrap the rest of the...
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    In 1963-1966 I worked for IBM out of the Toledo,...

    In 1963-1966 I worked for IBM out of the Toledo, OH. office. One of the businesses that I visited to service accounting machines was Toledo Beaver Tools on Summit St. along the Maumee River. At that...
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    There are 2 guys with sticks. Both appear to be...

    There are 2 guys with sticks. Both appear to be probing the two chains wrapped around the forging as the links either approach or leave the piece being forged depending on which way it is rotated....
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    It has some similarities to a Prentiss Brothers...

    It has some similarities to a Prentiss Brothers lathe.

    Bob
    WB8NQW
  15. Seems like the shunt tripped breaker is the most...

    Seems like the shunt tripped breaker is the most straight forward solution. They are used in passenger elevator systems so that a fire/heat sensor in the elevator control room will power the entire...
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    I have had a land line phone all my life. Same...

    I have had a land line phone all my life. Same number since married in 1963. Never had a cell phone. While in public school our home number was 4 digits, then 5 digits and finally 7 digits. I...
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    Looks a lot like the one my dad had. His was...

    Looks a lot like the one my dad had. His was bench mounted. I think it was from Sears Roebuck. Probably Craftsman.

    Bob
    WB8NQW
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    I reached 80 last year. In 1965 I purchased a...

    I reached 80 last year. In 1965 I purchased a .357 magnum revolver. Unknown to me, hearing loss probably started immediately. My ears rang after a shooting session but by the next morning all seemed...
  19. In 1993 a millwright friend of mine was showing...

    In 1993 a millwright friend of mine was showing me around his machine shop. He opened a drawer and handed me a bolt and asked me if I had ever seen a bolt like that. It was about 5/8" in diameter and...
  20. My dad, born in 1911, grew up in a house from...

    My dad, born in 1911, grew up in a house from Sears Roebuck. His mother's sister had a house with the same floor plan. My dad's house no longer stands. The farm is now an industrial plant. Dad's...
  21. Thread: Line shafts

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    I was involved when Isaac Ludwig Mill extended...

    I was involved when Isaac Ludwig Mill extended the line shaft into the planned machine shop area. I had the opportunity to pour a few babbitt bearings and scrape one of them. John Neagley was the...
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    When I spent summers working on my uncle's farm...

    When I spent summers working on my uncle's farm in the mid 1950s, we had a similar device for cleaning machinery. The flexible pickup tube was put in a can of gasoline and with compressed air to the...
  23. We built a new house in 1996 after a fire in...

    We built a new house in 1996 after a fire in 1995. This summer the 5th gas water heater was installed. It is a Rheem from Home Depot and replaced the previous Rheem which was still under warranty....
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    I have shotgun shells in 8 gauge with head stamps...

    I have shotgun shells in 8 gauge with head stamps by Winchester, Alcan - made in Italy and J P & S. There were also punt guns attached to boats used by commercial duck hunters in large gauges. I...
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    Some led lights and their power supplies are...

    Some led lights and their power supplies are notorious for generating RF noise as many amateur radio operators have discovered. Grounding the lights may help the problem. Routing the led power wires...
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