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by warmstrong1955
Tue Jun 04, 2019 8:43 pm
Forum: The Junk Drawer
Topic: wheel pullers
Replies: 3
Views: 429

Re: wheel pullers

All my OTC pullers, and OTC wanna-be's are fine thread, not acme (I have some cheapies and who know's where they came from models too) . Hard to get better than OTC. Quality stuff. Fact is, out of a couple dozen pullers, the only one I have with acme threads is a vibration damper puller I got from A...
by warmstrong1955
Thu May 30, 2019 5:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Blast cabinet liner
Replies: 13
Views: 2101

Re: Blast cabinet liner

Ahhhh....OK....I get what you are gettin' to.... :) As far as bed liner....the stuff that comes in a spray can, won't live a long time. I use it on my old swamp cooler to stop the leaks. Works, but I have to respray it every couple of years. (I keep threatening to get a new cooler....and then end up...
by warmstrong1955
Thu May 30, 2019 4:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Blast cabinet liner
Replies: 13
Views: 2101

Re: Blast cabinet liner

I'm confused.
I have a blast cabinet, and it's not lined. I have worked with many, on different jobs, and they weren't lined.
I also worked at a dealer, that sold Empire cabinets. None were lined.

Or am I missing something here???
by warmstrong1955
Tue May 28, 2019 6:33 pm
Forum: Milling Machines
Topic: Bare Metal Protection
Replies: 16
Views: 2897

Re: Bare Metal Protection

I'm not familiar with these terms. What is this "rust" and "humidity" you guys are speaking of? For the Valley of the Sun..... -The way it used to be, when Phoenix was surrounded by farming, and the wind didn't blow. -The way Phoenix is during monsoon season. Either were easy to tell....the swap co...
by warmstrong1955
Mon May 27, 2019 7:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Shop Build (help appreciated!)
Replies: 79
Views: 13243

Re: Shop Build (help appreciated!)

warmstrong— I want that boulder that landed on the highway in Colorado the other day. —Bill That was a biggun Bill! 2.3 million pounds they estimated. I saw a vid today, where CDOT, or maybe a contractor, had drilled it, and blasted it. Nice shot too! Good job! Not uncommon in Colorado, that’s for ...
by warmstrong1955
Mon May 27, 2019 3:56 pm
Forum: The Junk Drawer
Topic: Help me Change a Kubota Quick Coupler
Replies: 15
Views: 2406

Re: Help me Change a Kubota Quick Coupler

A note on that tightening thing......if you still have a leak.... It may work....but usually not. Pipe dope will set up after a short period of time. If you dope something up, and reassemble, and it still leaks....chances are, you missed a spot, or a bit of oil was still there, and you have some met...
by warmstrong1955
Mon May 27, 2019 11:56 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Shop Build (help appreciated!)
Replies: 79
Views: 13243

Re: Shop Build (help appreciated!)

Reminds me of the big rock dug up in our front yard in Alaska. The town extended the sewer system out where we lived, and we were required to connect to it. I was thinking on renting a mini-excavator, and doing it myself, but we had a lot going on at the mine, and I couldn't afford to take any days ...
by warmstrong1955
Mon May 27, 2019 11:48 am
Forum: The Junk Drawer
Topic: Help me Change a Kubota Quick Coupler
Replies: 15
Views: 2406

Re: Help me Change a Kubota Quick Coupler

Pipe dope can do wonders. NPT on hydraulic systems, is archaic, often leaks, and we always doped up the threads. Still....they be the most prone to developing a leak. FYI, The Parker 60 series couplers are interchangeable with Aeroquip (now Eaton) FD45 quick-couplers, as well as a lot of other brand...
by warmstrong1955
Sun May 26, 2019 8:08 pm
Forum: The Junk Drawer
Topic: Help me Change a Kubota Quick Coupler
Replies: 15
Views: 2406

Re: Help me Change a Kubota Quick Coupler

Teflon pipe dope is generally the stuff used by manufacturers and rebuilders on NPT threads. Seals better than the regular for hydraulic systems. That is all I bought for my mechanics in the mines too. Loctite, and Permetex are the 2 brands I bought most often. So if it still leaks, assuming it is l...
by warmstrong1955
Sat May 25, 2019 1:31 pm
Forum: The Junk Drawer
Topic: Save my Lawn Tractor's Rockshaft Cylinder
Replies: 32
Views: 3766

Re: Save my Lawn Tractor's Rockshaft Cylinder

Found some used ones from Matco, Mac, and Proto. Hoping for the best. All are top notch tools. I have more Proto hand tools than any others. Matco used to be who actually made Mac tools, but that changed when they were bought by Danaher.....who owned Armstrong, Allen, and a bunch of others at the t...