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    Rob's idea of the strap over the beam is a good...

    Rob's idea of the strap over the beam is a good one. Then you can get a throw away $40 chain hoist and a $10 strap. I do that on my outdoor Spanco gantry crane when I need the head room.

    A nice...
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    We've had merchant account with local bank for 14 years. All off-line (not card present) sales. Use authorize.net for ecommerce website and virtual terminal for manual orders. 3% flat rate. Everytime...
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    He can get an army type hoist from eBay for...

    He can get an army type hoist from eBay for pretty darn cheap. I'm partial to CM and was able to purchase a very good condition CM 1 ton army hoist for about $400 the day I started looking. Exactly...
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    I buy my Mitutoyo tools from Zoro.com when they...

    I buy my Mitutoyo tools from Zoro.com when they are having a 25% off sale. I can get an 8" digital caliper delivered for less than a 6" goes for normally. Great calipers. Zoro has regular 20% off...
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    So given that it came from the factory with 0.05"...

    So given that it came from the factory with 0.05" of clearance. And now with the bumps and burrs and crap on that shaft it is actually a little tighter ... just run with the shaft that it is in and...
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    Of course these folks kinda missed that point. ...

    Of course these folks kinda missed that point. Bearing from each side pressed against a shoulder in the middle of the wheel. No way to press the outer races out. Gotta torch them out.


    Yep, my...
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    There still has to be some thought process behind...

    There still has to be some thought process behind it. It's a machined shaft, so it didn't come on a 1.13" square bar. And it mates with a perfectly fitting hole in a laser cut cover. I guess maybe...
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    OT: Square bearing shaft fit

    I have a skid steer trencher attachment whose front idler wheel came to me seized. Upon disassembly I was greeted with some chunks of bearing race and some balls and a pretty chewed up square shaft....
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    It might be worth visiting with maintenance...

    It might be worth visiting with maintenance managers for the paper plants and equipment managers for the logging operations and see what their actual needs are. There might not be a machine shop...
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    You also need to add a forklift to your list. The...

    You also need to add a forklift to your list. The day will come very quickly where you need it.
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    Hrmmm. You said your focus would be on repair....

    Hrmmm. You said your focus would be on repair. And that you are in timber country. That sounds to me like a lot of hydraulic powered equipment coming in and the resultant mess. But you are planning...
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    Pay to have it trucked. Right now in our part of...

    Pay to have it trucked. Right now in our part of the world, for that size machine, it is around $2 per mile. For $280 or $560 you can't even buy the chains you need to legally secure it to the...
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    If you are doing repair, how will you keep the...

    If you are doing repair, how will you keep the shop clean?
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    My S-40 was last owned and "maintained" by...

    My S-40 was last owned and "maintained" by carpenters. The upper control box is missing about half the switches and flaps in the wind. Came with bees nests in it. All the control that still have...
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    If you don't kill yourself getting it fixed,...

    If you don't kill yourself getting it fixed, you'll really like having the lift. I picked a cheap Genie S40 lift and I absolutely love it. It was cheap, so it has issues. But getting to wherever you...
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    I'd love to see a picture of your door. My home...

    I'd love to see a picture of your door. My home shop is in an old ag pole shed with miserable sliding doors. They desperately need an upgrade and I am debating between conventional garage doors and...
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    Electrical boxes are 16 ga. 1/2" trade size...

    Electrical boxes are 16 ga. 1/2" trade size conduit knockout is about 7/8" diameter. A US nickle is 0.835" diameter.

    Cheap steel electrical box with 1/2" knockouts might get you 10+ knockouts for...
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    I've bent pallet jacks when overloading them. I...

    I've bent pallet jacks when overloading them. I think that would be very easy to do with two pallet jacks. That gets expensive. Never had much luck getting them straight again.

    I finally bought...
  19. My (US) company had a past due Canadian...

    My (US) company had a past due Canadian university. Waaaay past due. I got a spam call from a debt collection agency seeing if we had any business for them. I asked if they did Canadian customers and...
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    I find the continuously adjustable height of my...

    I find the continuously adjustable height of my forklift forks to make a perfect work platform. Plenty stout to clamp things to or even attaching manual tubing bender.

    Safety folks always say what...
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    Ziggy2 - you seem very familiar with these....

    Ziggy2 - you seem very familiar with these. Thanks for sharing your knowledge.

    The machine came to me with a little nub of brass fuel line connected to the carb. And a rag stuffed into the block...
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    Thanks guys! All makes sense now. Will machine a...

    Thanks guys! All makes sense now. Will machine a nipple and put a hose on...or a sintered porous plug.

    Thanks,

    -Jim
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    Hrmm. That makes sense. I have had raw gas pour...

    Hrmm. That makes sense. I have had raw gas pour out of there when I flooded it. Should there be a screen or something on there to keep insects and dirt out?
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    My plan, unless I get convinced not, is to plug...

    My plan, unless I get convinced not, is to plug the hole. JB Weld or a 3/8" wooden dowel both seem like they would be reasonably solid but removeable solutions.
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    Engine is an International Harvester inline 6...

    Engine is an International Harvester inline 6 cylinder. I was able to google the number on the brass tag on the carb and get a (crummy) rebuild kit. That lists applications in various other vintage...
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