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by curtis cutter
Tue Jun 11, 2019 9:25 pm
Forum: Lathes
Topic: Newbie - Buying first metal lathe
Replies: 37
Views: 619

Re: Newbie - Buying first metal lathe

I have an old 12x36 Enco. It cost me $400 to have a machine to learn on. It most likely will not be the last machine I buy and I have learned a tremendous amount by using it. It makes what I need for around the shop and farm and basically nothing I make leaves my 75 acres. As mentioned above, taking...
by curtis cutter
Mon Jun 03, 2019 10:49 pm
Forum: The Junk Drawer
Topic: Shared air and electric line
Replies: 28
Views: 879

Re: Shared air and electric line

Below is a calculator. I personally would shoot for a 3% voltage drop or less. For a test, run Copper 10 AWG wire and see the results then try 12 AWG. Although 12 AWG will handle 20 amps, it has a cost for trying to push it through the wire and that is more voltage drop than you may wish. https://ww...
by curtis cutter
Mon Jun 03, 2019 4:55 pm
Forum: The Junk Drawer
Topic: Shared air and electric line
Replies: 28
Views: 879

Re: Shared air and electric line

jcfx wrote:
Mon Jun 03, 2019 4:32 pm
curtis cutter wrote:
Mon Jun 03, 2019 12:29 am
How many amps do you think you will need to see at the end of the run?
20 amps max. for just the welder if I'm reading rating plate on the MP210 welder correctly.
How many feet from your source to your load?
by curtis cutter
Mon Jun 03, 2019 12:29 am
Forum: The Junk Drawer
Topic: Shared air and electric line
Replies: 28
Views: 879

Re: Shared air and electric line

Thanks for steering back on topic, direct burial wouldn't be possible since I would have to break up concrete pavement in the tiny alley separating the outside kitchen wall to the back wall of the garage, something I rather not do.There's an existing pipe that runs into the crawlspace under the kit...
by curtis cutter
Sun Jun 02, 2019 6:32 pm
Forum: The Junk Drawer
Topic: Shared air and electric line
Replies: 28
Views: 879

Re: Shared air and electric line

To drag it back the the question of shared conduit, I would have concerns if the air line were flexible and would therefor be working against a surface or wire insulation. You may also want to research the placement of conduit (BX) within conduit. There are even issues of Romex within conduit and po...
by curtis cutter
Tue May 28, 2019 8:56 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Thieves caught on video stealing mini steam train in West Seattle
Replies: 15
Views: 1443

Re: Thieves caught on video stealing mini steam train in West Seattle

This is just bizarre. Do they think no one will notice it in their living room or something? "Hey, nice steam engine, did you build it?"

Posted it on FB in Washington State.
by curtis cutter
Sat May 25, 2019 8:46 pm
Forum: Milling Machines
Topic: Horrible noise
Replies: 0
Views: 279

Horrible noise

This afternoon I found out that when a retaining screw backs out of the brake shoe and then comes in contact with a pulley it can make a horrible noise. Why is it that particular noises just seem to make a more expensive sound?

Fortunately for this sound it only took time. :)
by curtis cutter
Fri May 24, 2019 8:36 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Engine Cleaner (exterior)
Replies: 26
Views: 1893

Re: Engine Cleaner (exterior)

Kimball McGinley wrote:
Fri May 24, 2019 6:23 pm
So, does that mean Propane will run along the floor, and Natural Gas will head for the ceiling?
Yes.
by curtis cutter
Fri May 24, 2019 3:24 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Engine Cleaner (exterior)
Replies: 26
Views: 1893

Re: Engine Cleaner (exterior)

Specific gravity is something to be considered as well. Propane and natural gas act very differently when they leak. Here is a chart showing the SG of different gasses: https://www.engineeringtoolbox.com/specific-gravities-gases-d_334.html When a business has a propane leak, you can open the doors a...
by curtis cutter
Fri May 24, 2019 9:21 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Engine Cleaner (exterior)
Replies: 26
Views: 1893

Re: Engine Cleaner (exterior)

OK, I feel bad here because I have used gasoline to clean parts in the past. Harold is correct in his assessment of the use of this volatile liquid. If you compare the flash points of various "solvents", you will find that gasoline is putting off flammable vapors at about -45 F. The Stoddard Solvent...
by curtis cutter
Sat May 18, 2019 2:41 pm
Forum: Lathes
Topic: Jet GHB 1340 thread\ half nut issues - beginner
Replies: 20
Views: 1216

Re: Jet GHB 1340 thread\ half nut issues - beginner

John Evans wrote:
Sat May 18, 2019 12:26 pm
curtis cutter wrote:
Sat May 18, 2019 9:08 am
Reading these posts brought a question to mind. Although I clean my lead screw prior to any use, how is the proper way to lubricate it?
Way oil in squirt can .
Thanks John. Then I have been doing it correctly.
by curtis cutter
Sat May 18, 2019 9:08 am
Forum: Lathes
Topic: Jet GHB 1340 thread\ half nut issues - beginner
Replies: 20
Views: 1216

Re: Jet GHB 1340 thread\ half nut issues - beginner

Reading these posts brought a question to mind. Although I clean my lead screw prior to any use, how is the proper way to lubricate it?