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181. Re: [Shop-talk] WOW, (score: 1)
Author: Doug Braun <doug@dougbraun.com>
Date: Fri, 26 Oct 2007 04:56:34 -0700 (PDT)
That old Sears catalog was interesting! It's funny how many accessories they made for some bigger tools, trying to get the most use possible from the main motor. At the time (1959) their cheapest cir
/html/shop-talk/2007-10/msg00372.html (8,105 bytes)

182. Re: [Shop-talk] WOW, (score: 1)
Author: Doug Braun <doug@dougbraun.com>
Date: Fri, 26 Oct 2007 06:36:26 -0700 (PDT)
The model I have has in interesting property: It is actually on all the time. The "power" switch just blanks the display. If you turn it off, adjust it to a new setting, and turn it on again, the dis
/html/shop-talk/2007-10/msg00375.html (7,976 bytes)

183. [Shop-talk] Electrical Panel Question (score: 1)
Author: Doug Braun <doug@dougbraun.com>
Date: Fri, 26 Oct 2007 13:42:43 -0700 (PDT)
My house has 200-amp electrical service. The wires come from the pole to the meter on the side of the house, and then to the circuit breaker panel in the basement. The panel is a 70's era "ITC Pushm
/html/shop-talk/2007-10/msg00388.html (7,770 bytes)

184. Re: [Shop-talk] Electrical Panel Question (score: 1)
Author: Doug Braun <doug@dougbraun.com>
Date: Fri, 26 Oct 2007 17:54:57 -0700 (PDT)
I've already web-searched "Pushmatic", and learned of two schools of thought: first that the breakers are expensive and it is an oddball design you should get rid of, and second that it is one of the
/html/shop-talk/2007-10/msg00391.html (7,811 bytes)

185. Re: [Shop-talk] Electrical Panel Question (score: 1)
Author: Doug Braun <doug@dougbraun.com>
Date: Fri, 26 Oct 2007 19:04:42 -0700 (PDT)
That would definitely work, but theoretically I would have to call the power company to come out and do it, since the box is sealed. doug _______________________________________________ Shop-talk mai
/html/shop-talk/2007-10/msg00395.html (7,874 bytes)

186. [Shop-talk] Update: Remote electric meter readout (score: 1)
Author: Doug Braun <doug@dougbraun.com>
Date: Fri, 26 Oct 2007 20:32:52 -0700 (PDT)
I ended up buying a "TED 1000": www.theenergydetective.com I'm quite happy with it. It works well, it's well made, reasonably priced, and quite accurate (within 1-2% of my electric meter). It consis
/html/shop-talk/2007-10/msg00398.html (7,246 bytes)

187. Re: [Shop-talk] Electrical Panel Question (score: 1)
Author: Doug Braun <doug@dougbraun.com>
Date: Fri, 26 Oct 2007 20:41:16 -0700 (PDT)
Thanks for the tip! I had been looking at those screws, trying to figure out if they were captive or not. I didn't want to find out the hard way, by having one slip out and vaporizing in front of my
/html/shop-talk/2007-10/msg00400.html (7,985 bytes)

188. Re: [Shop-talk] Update: Remote electric meter readout (score: 1)
Author: Doug Braun <doug@dougbraun.com>
Date: Sat, 27 Oct 2007 13:52:04 -0700 (PDT)
I tried using a couple of those motion detector switches with my garage lights, but gave up. There were several problems: 1: Many electronic light switches do not get along with fluorescent bulbs. My
/html/shop-talk/2007-10/msg00414.html (9,131 bytes)

189. Re: [Shop-talk] Update: Remote electric meter readout (score: 1)
Author: Doug Braun <doug@dougbraun.com>
Date: Sat, 27 Oct 2007 13:54:33 -0700 (PDT)
It has a USB port that drives a common USB-to-serial interface chip for which drivers are readily available. They have not published any interface details, but they are supposed to soon. Here is more
/html/shop-talk/2007-10/msg00416.html (8,442 bytes)

190. Re: [Shop-talk] HF: Jigsaw blades, etc. (score: 1)
Author: Doug Braun <doug@dougbraun.com>
Date: Mon, 29 Oct 2007 04:43:58 -0700 (PDT)
If you want a saw that takes good blades, I highly recommend the Bosch line. Their special blades are better-made (and more expensive) than the standard style of jigsaw blade. I saw something I liked
/html/shop-talk/2007-10/msg00436.html (8,321 bytes)

191. Re: [Shop-talk] HF: Jigsaw blades, etc. (score: 1)
Author: Doug Braun <doug@dougbraun.com>
Date: Mon, 29 Oct 2007 10:39:37 -0700 (PDT)
Sounds 100% plausible to me! Doug _______________________________________________ Shop-talk mailing list http://autox.team.net/mailman/listinfo/shop-talk
/html/shop-talk/2007-10/msg00451.html (8,060 bytes)

192. Re: [Shop-talk] plumping question and sandrock sewers (score: 1)
Author: Doug Braun <doug@dougbraun.com>
Date: Mon, 29 Oct 2007 12:37:41 -0700 (PDT)
Thanks for the interesting information about the geology of St. Paul! I've heard there are a lot of interesting old tunnels in St. Paul. Doug _______________________________________________ Shop-talk
/html/shop-talk/2007-10/msg00455.html (8,115 bytes)

193. Re: [Shop-talk] Cheap little two stroke generators (score: 1)
Author: Doug Braun <doug@dougbraun.com>
Date: Tue, 30 Oct 2007 17:49:07 -0700 (PDT)
Does Harbor Freight sell them? Doug _______________________________________________ Shop-talk mailing list http://autox.team.net/mailman/listinfo/shop-talk
/html/shop-talk/2007-10/msg00477.html (7,365 bytes)

194. Re: [Shop-talk] battery analysis tools (score: 1)
Author: Doug Braun <doug@dougbraun.com>
Date: Mon, 5 Nov 2007 16:08:41 -0800 (PST)
Do you mean flashlight batteries, Nicads, gel-cells, or car batteries? Doug _______________________________________________ Shop-talk mailing list http://autox.team.net/mailman/listinfo/shop-talk
/html/shop-talk/2007-11/msg00032.html (7,651 bytes)

195. Re: [Shop-talk] Those mysterious electrons..... (score: 1)
Author: Doug Braun <doug@dougbraun.com>
Date: Tue, 6 Nov 2007 08:00:28 -0800 (PST)
In my experience, the test leads for your meter can get old and the wire can break near the connectors at either end. This can drive you crazy trying to use the meter. Also, you can get a bad connect
/html/shop-talk/2007-11/msg00036.html (7,961 bytes)

196. Re: [Shop-talk] Electrostatic filters? (score: 1)
Author: Doug Braun <doug@dougbraun.com>
Date: Sun, 11 Nov 2007 17:21:04 -0800 (PST)
I'm wondering: To get the full cleanliness benefit of these filters, do you have to leave the furnace blower running all the time and keep the doors and windows shut? I would like something to reduce
/html/shop-talk/2007-11/msg00074.html (7,876 bytes)

197. Re: [Shop-talk] Rebuild a hand drill? (score: 1)
Author: Doug Braun <doug@dougbraun.com>
Date: Mon, 12 Nov 2007 19:29:38 -0800 (PST)
I bet this drill does NOT have a 3-wire grounded power cord. The insulation may be deteriorated, and it may be impractical to rebuild in such a way to ensure that it is really safe to use. Is the exi
/html/shop-talk/2007-11/msg00099.html (7,932 bytes)

198. Re: [Shop-talk] hot tub refinishing (score: 1)
Author: Doug Braun <doug@dougbraun.com>
Date: Wed, 14 Nov 2007 14:25:47 -0800 (PST)
A hot tub is just a boat that has been turned inside-out. Go ask a boat owner (not me, unfortunately) what they would do. Fiberglass boats are known to have an issue where moisture gets under the gel
/html/shop-talk/2007-11/msg00107.html (6,795 bytes)

199. Re: [Shop-talk] Leather Finish (score: 1)
Author: Doug Braun <doug@dougbraun.com>
Date: Thu, 15 Nov 2007 17:49:16 -0800 (PST)
"All my men wear English Leather, or they wear nothing at all." Doug _______________________________________________ Shop-talk mailing list http://autox.team.net/mailman/listinfo/shop-talk
/html/shop-talk/2007-11/msg00114.html (7,182 bytes)

200. Re: [Shop-talk] Well, I knew it was coming! (very shop related) (score: 1)
Author: Doug Braun <doug@dougbraun.com>
Date: Mon, 19 Nov 2007 11:22:41 -0800 (PST)
About 14 years ago I worked overseas for a couple of years, and my company paid for climate-controlled storage of my '72 Spitfire. When the assignment was done, I didn't move back to Sunnyvale CA whe
/html/shop-talk/2007-11/msg00130.html (8,564 bytes)


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