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by b4autodark
Wed Nov 18, 2020 11:26 am
Forum: The Junk Drawer
Topic: We think we know
Replies: 13
Views: 4127

Re: We think we know

Spro my friend, The area I have lived in the last 30 years is mostly farming country and was dotted with small one man shops that supported the farm community. Mechanics, welder / blacksmith, starter, generator, magneto repair, general machine shop, well drillers, etc. I knew many of these proprieto...
by b4autodark
Sat Feb 29, 2020 9:55 am
Forum: The Junk Drawer
Topic: out of the blue Big Dave
Replies: 16
Views: 9198

Re: out of the blue Big Dave

I miss his goat stories and the lawn mower saga. RIP Dave.
by b4autodark
Fri Jan 17, 2020 8:42 am
Forum: Sheet Metal Fabrication
Topic: HF Sheet Metal Brake
Replies: 8
Views: 8921

Re: HF Sheet Metal Brake

Nice clean shop with a nice layout of equipment Mr. Ramsey!
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: 5484

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: 15092

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: 9180

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: 9180

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: 3511

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: 8299

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: 15029

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: 7022

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: 19684

Re: steamin10 (Big Dave)

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

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