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341. Re: [Shop-talk] MIG Welders (score: 1)
Author: "Randall" <>
Date: Sat, 16 Aug 2008 19:07:35 -0700
But if you're going to do that, why not run 220v instead? The cost difference for the 4th wire is minimal, and with some welders you won't even need a 4th wire. Randall _____________________________
/html/shop-talk/2008-08/msg00130.html (7,520 bytes)

342. Re: [Shop-talk] replacing glass in a two pane sliding door? (score: 1)
Author: "Randall" <>
Date: Sun, 17 Aug 2008 09:00:29 -0700
Went through the same thing myself a few months ago, tho with a single pane sliding door. There are people who will come to your house and deal with the problem directly (generally by removing the d
/html/shop-talk/2008-08/msg00135.html (7,610 bytes)

343. Re: [Shop-talk] polybutylene piping (score: 1)
Author: "Randall" <>
Date: Thu, 21 Aug 2008 01:02:57 -0700
Have you Googled polybutylene? This article seems typical, from a presumably reasonably unbiased source (University of AZ) : It says things like "S
/html/shop-talk/2008-08/msg00143.html (7,185 bytes)

344. Re: [Shop-talk] polybutylene piping (score: 1)
Author: "Randall" <>
Date: Fri, 22 Aug 2008 06:53:47 -0700
It depends. Lots of people like to go for "full hookups" while camping, meaning the RV's water system is linked to a land-based system. And some of the parks I've been in had way higher pressure tha
/html/shop-talk/2008-08/msg00149.html (8,032 bytes)

345. Re: [Shop-talk] water heater troubleshooting (score: 1)
Author: "Randall" <>
Date: Sat, 23 Aug 2008 21:34:47 -0700
Guess it depends on how your valve is designed. Although I have seen gas burners where the thermocouple didn't also disable the pilot light; I was under the impression that US law had not allowed th
/html/shop-talk/2008-08/msg00156.html (8,044 bytes)

346. Re: [Shop-talk] HB Drill press (score: 1)
Author: "Randall" <>
Date: Mon, 25 Aug 2008 11:28:37 -0700
Especially the drill bit! Even using a Bridgeport as a drill press, and a proper pilot drill with a solid shank many times the hole diameter, you'll still get some wander. Only way to make an accura
/html/shop-talk/2008-08/msg00169.html (7,262 bytes)

347. Re: [Shop-talk] 2 by's for truck ramp (score: 1)
Author: "Randall" <>
Date: Tue, 26 Aug 2008 07:56:00 -0700
FWIW, I sometimes use a pair of 10' scrap 2x12 as ramps for my trailer. They do bend a lot, but I haven't managed to break them yet. Using the full span, I wouldn't go more than 400 pounds or so (mys
/html/shop-talk/2008-08/msg00187.html (8,369 bytes)

348. Re: [Shop-talk] church keys (score: 1)
Author: "Randall" <>
Date: Thu, 28 Aug 2008 10:25:30 -0700
"Church keys" are still sold in stores; as there are still a few things that come in non-pop top cans (like tomato juice). But the ones with advertising on them were "gimmes", given away as advertis
/html/shop-talk/2008-08/msg00212.html (6,978 bytes)

349. Re: [Shop-talk] air fttings (score: 1)
Author: "Randall" <>
Date: Sun, 31 Aug 2008 21:44:21 -0700 Has them in sizes up to 1". Not as cheap as HF, but a quality product. Randall _______________________________________________ Support Team.Net
/html/shop-talk/2008-08/msg00258.html (6,845 bytes)

350. Re: [Shop-talk] IR compressor troubles (score: 1)
Author: "Randall" <>
Date: Mon, 1 Sep 2008 18:10:30 -0700
Sounds pretty normal to me. Compressing air inevitably generates a lot of heat. And most motors are rated for a 40C temperature rise when operated at continuous full load. You could add a fan to try
/html/shop-talk/2008-09/msg00014.html (7,711 bytes)

351. Re: [Shop-talk] 6 volts (score: 1)
Author: "Randall" <>
Date: Tue, 2 Sep 2008 10:49:31 -0700
What about hooking up the charger, then giving the battery just a brief shot of 12v from the cables? Seems like that should get your charger going. I saw my Dad do this many times to his 30 Packard.
/html/shop-talk/2008-09/msg00030.html (7,802 bytes)

352. Re: [Shop-talk] air fttings (score: 1)
Author: "Randall" <>
Date: Tue, 2 Sep 2008 22:35:39 -0700
Most of them come in either style. More details at Randall _______________________________________________ Support Team.Net
/html/shop-talk/2008-09/msg00049.html (7,565 bytes)

353. Re: [Shop-talk] YOU HAVE GOT TO BE %*@)ING WITH ME! (really easy (score: 1)
Author: "Randall" <>
Date: Fri, 5 Sep 2008 18:04:27 -0700
Typically 12v. You should be able to see at least some sign of the divider between the cells, even if it's just a dimple or dark line on the outside of the case. 6V batteries only have 3 cells (unle
/html/shop-talk/2008-09/msg00074.html (8,060 bytes)

354. Re: [Shop-talk] Dryer vents? (score: 1)
Author: "Randall" <>
Date: Mon, 8 Sep 2008 17:21:59 -0700
In my case, the dryer installation instructions warn not to use plastic vent within 24" of the (gas) dryer. Seems unlikely to be a problem to me, since the same air that heats the exhaust is going t
/html/shop-talk/2008-09/msg00095.html (7,957 bytes)

355. Re: [Shop-talk] recessed triangular screw heads (score: 1)
Author: "Randall" <>
Date: Tue, 9 Sep 2008 08:41:57 -0700
Sure, Lovelady Hardware in Torrance will likely have them. Well, you didn't say local to who/where ... Randall _______________________________________________ Support Team.Net
/html/shop-talk/2008-09/msg00097.html (7,749 bytes)

356. Re: [Shop-talk] Fastener question (score: 1)
Author: "Randall" <>
Date: Tue, 9 Sep 2008 12:10:43 -0700
I will ditto the suggestion to use the blind nut inserts IMO, no, not for the long term; at least not if your Sprite shakes any
/html/shop-talk/2008-09/msg00106.html (8,661 bytes)

357. Re: [Shop-talk] smoking 1993 El Dorado (score: 1)
Author: "Randall" <>
Date: Thu, 11 Sep 2008 11:05:40 -0700
FWIW, I picked up the tool to do this on eBay, brand new, for not much more than my local radiator shop charged for the test. Here's a used one, just as an example:
/html/shop-talk/2008-09/msg00120.html (7,753 bytes)

358. Re: [Shop-talk] Levels (score: 1)
Author: "Randall" <>
Date: Thu, 11 Sep 2008 16:41:14 -0700
I'm wondering why you want such a long one to start with. The more usual 3' level is adequate for most DIY type projects. IMO, yes. Just pick up an inexpensive aluminum level and get on with it. Jus
/html/shop-talk/2008-09/msg00125.html (8,524 bytes)

359. Re: [Shop-talk] 6 volts DC (score: 1)
Author: "Randall" <>
Date: Fri, 12 Sep 2008 16:12:35 -0700
Should work, if you can adjust the voltage. But usually their output has a lot of AC in it, so for testing radios and such you should probably add some filter capacitor(s) across the output (which w
/html/shop-talk/2008-09/msg00145.html (8,184 bytes)

360. Re: [Shop-talk] Cheap vs. name tools (was: Levels) (score: 1)
Author: "Randall" <>
Date: Mon, 15 Sep 2008 07:17:40 -0700
When you own the ship, and the crew, and the containers; shipping can be incredibly cheap. Plus the ships are set up to burn the leftovers from the refining process, basically road tar. Randall ____
/html/shop-talk/2008-09/msg00181.html (7,556 bytes)

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