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by curtis cutter
Thu Sep 26, 2019 9:10 am
Forum: The Junk Drawer
Topic: Rodents like wiring.
Replies: 21
Views: 4439

Re: Rodents like wiring.

All our cats have been adopted from those that hang around. As they were on the streets to before we started feeding them, they knew how to hunt. We keep them outside most of the time, except for in the cold days of winter, and they have always earned their keep. That was our solution as well Pat w...
by curtis cutter
Wed Sep 11, 2019 2:35 am
Forum: The Junk Drawer
Topic: 9-11
Replies: 2
Views: 584

Re: 9-11

I will do the same today.

Never forget.
by curtis cutter
Fri Sep 06, 2019 10:06 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Splicing Romex?
Replies: 36
Views: 3748

Re: Splicing Romex?

SteveHGraham wrote:
Fri Sep 06, 2019 10:00 am
The existing wiring is on top of the walls and trusses, and the builders dropped it down into the cinderblocks. This allowed them to have flush-mount boxes for the owner to plug into.
So the cinder blocks contain no rebar or concrete or is it in conduit encased in concrete?
by curtis cutter
Thu Sep 05, 2019 8:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Splicing Romex?
Replies: 36
Views: 3748

Re: Splicing Romex?

Remember there are a certain number of each gauge of wire each color of wire nut will hold. As previously mentioned, calculate your box fill. Romex must be fastened within 6" of the box unless clamped in the box. Leave 6" of wire ends in the box.
by curtis cutter
Mon Sep 02, 2019 9:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Wheels on Shop Press?
Replies: 21
Views: 2127

Re: Wheels on Shop Press?

SteveHGraham wrote:
Mon Sep 02, 2019 8:34 pm
Did you add any support to the base?
No, no added support. It is not the most stable but it works. I just got tired of it being in the way and threw a cheap set on it. They are the four bolt probably 2" diameter wheels. I just used two of the holes in opposite corners.
by curtis cutter
Mon Sep 02, 2019 8:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Wheels on Shop Press?
Replies: 21
Views: 2127

Re: Wheels on Shop Press?

I put casters under my Harbor Freight press like yours and it was a little flimsy but works ok.
by curtis cutter
Mon Sep 02, 2019 7:54 am
Forum: The Junk Drawer
Topic: Dorian
Replies: 15
Views: 1335

Re: Dorian

Take the globe at turn it to the location you wish to look at. You can click on the word Earth in the lower left and bring up a host of features. https://earth.nullschool.net/#current/wind/surface/level/orthographic=-87.46,25.38,393/loc=-122.475,47.420 This is a cool site to monitor lightning strike...
by curtis cutter
Sun Sep 01, 2019 9:32 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Lathe leveling
Replies: 8
Views: 1119

Re: Lathe leveling

There is much to know about tooling and turning. It is becoming increasingly clear to me that my choice of getting old iron was fortunate as my lack of understanding of how one properly cares for a machine could potentially have cost me a great deal. I believe I will continue to learn on this cheap ...
by curtis cutter
Sat Aug 31, 2019 11:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Lathe leveling
Replies: 8
Views: 1119

Re: Lathe leveling

Yep. Have you got a 10ths reading dti? If so remove the tail stock then run the carriage all the way to that end as far as you can. That will be the most unworn area on your lathe bed with most lathes and how there generally used.Set up your dti on it's magnetic base so the indicators tip is maybe ...
by curtis cutter
Sat Aug 31, 2019 6:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Lathe leveling
Replies: 8
Views: 1119

Lathe leveling

I finally got around to checking the trueness of my old lathe. When I start at the chuck, with the level on the carriage, I have the level adjusted (by using feeler gauges) under one end until it is level. I then take the carriage to the far end of the lathe and added shims under the far end base un...
by curtis cutter
Fri Aug 30, 2019 9:32 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Fix my Generator
Replies: 37
Views: 3549

Re: Fix my Generator

We used to have a problem with our portable generators on our fire engines running fuel into the crankcase. They were Honda units. What we found was after bumping up and down the road, the needle valves were being damaged due to each bounce allowing more fuel into the bowl. After replacing a couple ...
by curtis cutter
Sat Aug 24, 2019 9:18 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Shop Uses for Scuba Tank?
Replies: 16
Views: 2110

Re: Shop Uses for Scuba Tank?

I have taken the old FD bottles that are no longer "certifiable" and remove the valve and cut the top (non valve end) off. I have it mounted on my tractor loader frame. It makes great place to hold about 15' of chain and the chain cannot fall out the valve hole but it drains in the rain and when was...