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by b4autodark
Thu Aug 15, 2019 8:09 am
Forum: The Junk Drawer
Topic: Lead-Free Plumbing Solder: is it Greenie Garbage?
Replies: 8
Views: 2116

Re: Lead-Free Plumbing Solder: is it Greenie Garbage?

I've been a plumber (retired now) since 1972. When I first started in the trade we used lead based solder for domestic water piping installations. When lead free solder came in to play the learning curve was about two solder joints. My point is if you couldn't do it with lead free solder, you couldn...
by b4autodark
Sun May 19, 2019 2:09 pm
Forum: The Junk Drawer
Topic: Save my Lawn Tractor's Rockshaft Cylinder
Replies: 32
Views: 8733

Re: Save my Lawn Tractor's Rockshaft Cylinder

www.jdeereparts.com $169.00 new. There is a used on on Evilbay for $80.00.
by b4autodark
Tue Apr 30, 2019 5:34 pm
Forum: The Junk Drawer
Topic: Today's Discovery: Wire Gauge Drill Bits for Carbs
Replies: 16
Views: 5172

Re: Today's Discovery: Wire Gauge Drill Bits for Carbs

My set is numbered on a nice little brass hex handle, otherwise it would be a jumble.
by b4autodark
Tue Apr 30, 2019 3:48 pm
Forum: The Junk Drawer
Topic: Today's Discovery: Wire Gauge Drill Bits for Carbs
Replies: 16
Views: 5172

Re: Today's Discovery: Wire Gauge Drill Bits for Carbs

Sorry about your Dad Steve, it's tough, lost mine 3 years ago and I took care of him for 4 years after my Mom died. I'm still not caught up the way I should be. I have an Anderson-Forrester GDK4080 kit, had it for years for doing oil, propane and natural gas burner orfices, really handy. https://www...
by b4autodark
Sat Mar 30, 2019 4:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Time to have some fun!
Replies: 9
Views: 2299

Re: Time to have some fun!

Congratulations RSG, I highly recommend it. I have about ten years of it under my belt and still haven't run out of things to do.

Good luck and enjoy whatever you choose to do.
by b4autodark
Sat Mar 23, 2019 7:28 am
Forum: Welding
Topic: repairing cast iron handle
Replies: 8
Views: 3955

Re: repairing cast iron handle

Silicon bronze, TIG would be my choice also.
by b4autodark
Sat Mar 09, 2019 7:11 am
Forum: The Junk Drawer
Topic: Angle Grinder Rant
Replies: 40
Views: 10366

Re: Angle Grinder Rant

Al Gore is probably responsible.
by b4autodark
Mon Feb 25, 2019 8:08 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: McMaster carr part number
Replies: 16
Views: 4047

Re: McMaster carr part number

Having worked in the plumbing, heating, and cooling industry for 50 years and having installed thousands of feet of copper tube I can tell you with certainty that no copper tube is measured or sold or ordered by it's inside diameter or I.D. Example, if you have a 5/8" copper sweat 90 degree ell it w...
by b4autodark
Wed Feb 13, 2019 5:28 pm
Forum: The Junk Drawer
Topic: steamin10 (Big Dave)
Replies: 47
Views: 13548

Re: steamin10 (Big Dave)

Sad news, RIP Dave. . . your wit and wisdom will be missed by all.

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by b4autodark
Thu Feb 07, 2019 11:50 am
Forum: The Junk Drawer
Topic: steamin10 (Big Dave)
Replies: 47
Views: 13548

Re: steamin10 (Big Dave)

Harold, thanks for posting this. Big Dave, I had open heart surgery 6 weeks ago and it's no picnic. You will get through it. Hug your pillow and try not to sneeze! The best part is when your body hair grows back and you feel human again.

Hang in there fellow putz,
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by b4autodark
Thu Feb 07, 2019 11:43 am
Forum: The Junk Drawer
Topic: Wind map
Replies: 6
Views: 2856

Re: Wind map

That is cool, it even shows why we have blizzard warnings today in western Minnesota!
by b4autodark
Fri Dec 21, 2018 8:16 pm
Forum: Welding
Topic: Welding c-clamp??
Replies: 6
Views: 3482

Re: Welding c-clamp??

Used to use the brass screw c-clamps at work all the time for welding. Some were old and some brand new but none ever had the shield. That's a new one on me.
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