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by rrnut-2
Sat Nov 17, 2018 2:44 pm
Forum: All Things CAD and CAM
Topic: Need 2 Solidworks files converted
Replies: 1
Views: 45

Re: Need 2 Solidworks files converted

I can do it.

Jim B
by rrnut-2
Thu Nov 08, 2018 6:52 am
Forum: The Junk Drawer
Topic: Cheap Saltpeter for Stumps
Replies: 27
Views: 807

Re: Cheap Saltpeter for Stumps

"One of the things you've been overlooking is what the potassium nitrate does to wood. Once absorbed, it encourages combustion. "

So now Steve will have exploding stumps. :D

Jim B
by rrnut-2
Thu Nov 08, 2018 6:40 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Shop realities
Replies: 68
Views: 2441

Re: Shop realities

Oops! I meant to say that I would NOT recommend this stuff that I used for air line.
https://www.northerntool.com/shop/tools ... _200484023

Jim B
by rrnut-2
Wed Nov 07, 2018 4:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Speaking of Shop Realities ...
Replies: 21
Views: 928

Re: Speaking of Shop Realities ...

Why is it that everything that falls off the front of my work bench has to go under the work bench and far enough back so I have to move the bench!

Jim B
by rrnut-2
Wed Nov 07, 2018 4:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Shop realities
Replies: 68
Views: 2441

Re: Shop realities

For air piping, I put this into my shop https://www.northerntool.com/shop/tools/product_200484023_200484023. I would recommend if anybody is considering it, throw away the instructions. If you follow the instructions, the joints will blow apart when you least expect it. For instance, I was doing a m...
by rrnut-2
Mon Oct 29, 2018 5:24 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Electric Motor question
Replies: 9
Views: 713

Re: Electric Motor question

2 wires or are there 4 wires coming out of it? 4 wires means that it has a field, so you want a dc controller that will support a field. There are a lot of the newer ones that won't. They will only run a permanent magnet motor. Of course that is ok if you have only 2 wires coming out of the motor. J...
by rrnut-2
Thu Oct 25, 2018 6:31 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Trailer w. trains stolen in Texas Saturday
Replies: 23
Views: 2058

Re: Trailer w. trains stolen in Texas Saturday

In the end, a ramp truck is very effective at pulling a trailer onto the bed, wheels or no wheels, locks or no locks.

Jim B
by rrnut-2
Mon Oct 22, 2018 5:47 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Trailer w. trains stolen in Texas Saturday
Replies: 23
Views: 2058

Re: Trailer w. trains stolen in Texas Saturday

That's great news!
by rrnut-2
Mon Oct 22, 2018 4:08 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Trailer w. trains stolen in Texas Saturday
Replies: 23
Views: 2058

Re: Trailer w. trains stolen in Texas Saturday

Yup, your right. That makes sense, because if your trailer is stolen, you call them and they put the unit into continuous mode. Then it reports its location every 1 minute instead of once a day. The battery only lasts a few weeks at that point. If the trailer is found before the battery runs out, th...
by rrnut-2
Mon Oct 22, 2018 1:26 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Trailer w. trains stolen in Texas Saturday
Replies: 23
Views: 2058

Re: Trailer w. trains stolen in Texas Saturday

i have locks that go into the ball socket and a latch lock. It won't stop a determined thief but is better than nothing. Ya, I have locks everywhere too, but that won't stop them. At least with the tracker, we stand a better chance of finding them. I started looking after Ron from Alabama trailer w...
by rrnut-2
Mon Oct 22, 2018 11:27 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Trailer w. trains stolen in Texas Saturday
Replies: 23
Views: 2058

Re: Trailer w. trains stolen in Texas Saturday

I recommend this for everybody with a trailer: https://gpsandtrack.com/trailer-track-gps/ It will at least give you a chance of getting your trailer and equipment back. I put one on my new trailer in April. It will give you a daily email of where the trailer is located. I mounted the unit on the top...
by rrnut-2
Sun Oct 14, 2018 8:51 am
Forum: The Junk Drawer
Topic: Rant about Home Depot
Replies: 67
Views: 3726

Re: Rant about Home Depot

My shop is heated by oil only. I used to have propane, but as it turns out, the oil is cheaper. The house has an oil furnace, a pellet stove and a just installed heat pump. I went with the heat pump for the air conditioning in the summer and a heater for the fall. So far, its doing very well and doe...