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by b4autodark
Sat Mar 30, 2019 4:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Time to have some fun!
Replies: 9
Views: 590

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: 7
Views: 1508

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: 1506

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: 1860

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: 4818

Re: steamin10 (Big Dave)

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

b4autodark
by b4autodark
Thu Feb 07, 2019 11:50 am
Forum: The Junk Drawer
Topic: steamin10 (Big Dave)
Replies: 47
Views: 4818

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,
b4autodark
by b4autodark
Thu Feb 07, 2019 11:43 am
Forum: The Junk Drawer
Topic: Wind map
Replies: 6
Views: 895

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: 1345

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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by b4autodark
Tue Dec 11, 2018 9:10 am
Forum: Museums, Factories, Etc.
Topic: Whitepass and Yukon Route article
Replies: 3
Views: 1230

Re: Whitepass and Yukon Route article

Thanks for the link, very interesting.
by b4autodark
Sat Aug 11, 2018 12:26 pm
Forum: The Resource Library
Topic: Thinking of using PVC pipe for air?
Replies: 36
Views: 28255

Re: Thinking of using PVC pipe for air?

They bypassed the safety switches! And they weren't just using PVC for air...they were using it for an explosive gas! That's Darwin territory. In fairness, I would imagine hydrogen would also blow iron pipe into smithereens. Not surprised that it happened at a university. Common sense and the kind ...
by b4autodark
Mon Mar 12, 2018 11:04 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Railroad Speeders or Putt Putts
Replies: 14
Views: 1924

Re: Railroad Speeders or Putt Putts

Thanks for the link toddalin, sure looks like a fun time.
b4
by b4autodark
Sat Mar 10, 2018 8:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Railroad Speeders or Putt Putts
Replies: 14
Views: 1924

Re: Railroad Speeders or Putt Putts

toddalin,

Thanks for the info, I googled Fillmore to Santa Paula speeders and got a hit . The March 8 2018 edition of the Santa Paula Times has a front page article about a group of over 30 speeders that just made that run. It appears the hobby is alive and thriving on the west coast.

b4