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by warmstrong1955
Thu Apr 18, 2019 3:49 pm
Forum: Milling Machines
Topic: Hand Held Tachometer
Replies: 3
Views: 73

Re: Hand Held Tachometer

I have a couple....used 'em on a kazillion diesel engines, and even some gas-burners and electric driven things. Only used one on my lathe one time, to adjust the knob to match the RPM dial, and on the mill, to see how accurate the dial on it really is.... Regardless....they are accurate critters, s...
by warmstrong1955
Wed Apr 17, 2019 10:57 pm
Forum: The Junk Drawer
Topic: Backing up computer files
Replies: 23
Views: 489

Re: Backing up computer files

They work fine at -30 F.
Had one in a shop, and another in a warehouse in Alaska. Shop was only heated if it was needed to be, as most of the repair work was done underground. The warehouse was mostly just for storage of larger components, and was never heated.
by warmstrong1955
Fri Apr 05, 2019 8:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: essential tools for milling
Replies: 20
Views: 777

Re: essential tools for milling

Good advice from everyone, but since milling is new to you, my recommendations are in order of usefulness - 1 - A vise, it can be a Kurt or an Import, new or used, whatever your budget will allow. You can always upgrade later. 2 - Parallels 3 - Milling cutters, as Mr Ron said 1/4", 3/8" 1/2" and 3/...
by warmstrong1955
Fri Mar 29, 2019 8:31 am
Forum: The Junk Drawer
Topic: Fix Your Gas Can
Replies: 3
Views: 268

Re: Fix Your Gas Can

I thought all those stupid safety spouts had more to do wth the lawsuits against the late, and once great, Blitz USA. Seems several people and a team of lawyers didn’t know that you shouldn’t throw gasoline on a fire, and blamed the gas cans for their lack of comprehension of such a simple concept a...
by warmstrong1955
Thu Mar 28, 2019 11:56 am
Forum: The Junk Drawer
Topic: SS is toxic in California
Replies: 23
Views: 1136

Re: SS is toxic in California

I suppose stainless steel straws are out now too.....
Only in California!!

:)
by warmstrong1955
Thu Mar 28, 2019 10:48 am
Forum: The Junk Drawer
Topic: Fix my Generator
Replies: 36
Views: 1137

Re: Fix my Generator

Well....if it was on the internet......it must be true! ;) All I know, is I’ve been using Stabil for years, and have not taken apart a carb to de-gunk it since. And the last couple years, I have been using ethanol free since it became available here. Pick a flavor of stabilizer, and run with it. Tim...
by warmstrong1955
Thu Mar 28, 2019 10:43 am
Forum: The Junk Drawer
Topic: SS is toxic in California
Replies: 23
Views: 1136

Re: SS is toxic in California

I think the DPRC’s Prop 65 has added mother’s milk to the list as well.

;)
by warmstrong1955
Thu Mar 28, 2019 9:10 am
Forum: The Junk Drawer
Topic: Fix my Generator
Replies: 36
Views: 1137

Re: Fix my Generator

If you store 2-stokes for any length of time, it’s best to drain all the gas out of them. I use Stabil in mine, but for winter, I empty ‘em egardless. The oil & gas can separate over time, the gas will evapoate, and you can end up with a cab full of oil, instead of mix. If nothing else, it’ll make i...
by warmstrong1955
Mon Mar 25, 2019 12:34 pm
Forum: The Junk Drawer
Topic: Fix my Generator
Replies: 36
Views: 1137

Re: Fix my Generator

I wonder if the Phoenix heat has a lot to do with your problems too Russ? I remember getting some long sitting gasoline engines running when I lived in southern Arizona, and the only thing to do was to dump whatever gas was in the tank, clean the carb, blow out the lines, as well as replacing many, ...
by warmstrong1955
Mon Mar 25, 2019 12:10 pm
Forum: The Junk Drawer
Topic: Fix my Generator
Replies: 36
Views: 1137

Re: Fix my Generator

Bill writes: Especially with today's gasoline which has 10% ethanol, carbs get plugged up. I find that carbs are much less likely to clog with modern fuel. Forty years ago a carb allowed to sit full of fuel until it dried was sure to be coated inside with a visible layer of varnish and had about a ...
by warmstrong1955
Mon Mar 25, 2019 12:01 pm
Forum: Welding
Topic: combination welders
Replies: 17
Views: 1049

Re: combination welders

Only combo welder I have been around, is a Miller a friend bought. Stick welding, and MIG, it's fine. TIG, for steels or stainless, not bad either. With a spool gun, which he bought, does a pretty good job on aluminum too....but we are talking 1/4" thick or better. No AC, so TIG for aluminum will wo...
by warmstrong1955
Mon Mar 25, 2019 11:51 am
Forum: The Junk Drawer
Topic: Fix my Generator
Replies: 36
Views: 1137

Re: Fix my Generator

What RN said. My Generac did the same thing after sitting for only three months, and it was cold, windy, and the power was out. I took off the bowl, cleaned out the main jet, and made sure I had gas coming through the needle valve, and put it back together. Fired right up after that....which was nic...