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by John Hasler
Thu Feb 20, 2020 2:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: LED Shop Lighting
Replies: 139
Views: 12773

Re: LED Shop Lighting

When this conversation started, I took apart a T12 lamp, bypassed the ballast, inserted an LED bulb and it was really bright for about 2 nanoseconds. I put it all back together with the ballast and fluorescent tubes. Then I bought fixtures from Costco. Just my EI experience. --earlgo That lamp was ...
by John Hasler
Thu Feb 20, 2020 9:06 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Appropriate tip for Ball oilers?
Replies: 7
Views: 307

Re: Appropriate tip for Ball oilers?

I use a pump oil can with a rigid spout and a radius on the tip. I get a little dribble but not much. I've used a oil can with more of a chamfer and it was harder to get seated on the oiler. Same here. The tips on the spouts that work best seem to nearly fit into the hole. I suppose an optimum desi...
by John Hasler
Thu Feb 20, 2020 8:47 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: LED Shop Lighting
Replies: 139
Views: 12773

Re: LED Shop Lighting

Most of the heat produced in an LED lamp comes from the LED device itself deep inside the lamp. Therefor those devices are always the hottest points. The hotter those devices are the faster they wear out, so it's important to keep them cool. Unfortunately, it's also hard to get heat out of bulbs bec...
by John Hasler
Wed Feb 19, 2020 1:41 pm
Forum: Lathes
Topic: Logan lathe
Replies: 13
Views: 3099

Re: Logan lathe

> It comes with a few chucks, turret, tailstock, and a couple of tool heads.

Worth a lot.
by John Hasler
Wed Feb 19, 2020 12:12 pm
Forum: Lathes
Topic: Logan lathe
Replies: 13
Views: 3099

Re: Logan lathe

According to https://wiki.artisansasylum.com/index.p ... an_2557VLH the "L" means it has an L00 spindle.

That said, I get along fine with the threaded spindle on my Logan.

I might go $2000 for that lathe if I had it to spend.
by John Hasler
Tue Feb 18, 2020 7:19 pm
Forum: The Junk Drawer
Topic: junk
Replies: 24
Views: 1272

Re: junk

> ...the electronics are the ticking bomb.

There is no good reason for the electronics not to outlast the moving parts.
by John Hasler
Tue Feb 18, 2020 5:37 pm
Forum: The Junk Drawer
Topic: Frustration...
Replies: 15
Views: 398

Re: Frustration...

Don't make them stronger, mount them on springs as is done on some passenger cars.
by John Hasler
Tue Feb 18, 2020 5:10 pm
Forum: The Junk Drawer
Topic: junk
Replies: 24
Views: 1272

Re: junk

Truly, modern vehicles are amazing compared to the past... Don't worry. They've found a solution to that. "Biodegradeable" electrical insulation. Since they are now making the bodies out of plastic, you can expect them to start being "biodegradeable" as well. "Power train is fine but the car is tot...
by John Hasler
Sun Feb 16, 2020 8:54 am
Forum: I.C. Engines
Topic: Pressure washer head stuck on GX390 crank
Replies: 6
Views: 172

Re: Pressure washer head stuck on GX390 crank

Do you have a use for the pump?
by John Hasler
Sat Feb 15, 2020 9:37 pm
Forum: I.C. Engines
Topic: Pressure washer head stuck on GX390 crank
Replies: 6
Views: 172

Re: Pressure washer head stuck on GX390 crank

If both valves are closed try compressed air. It will both apply force to the piston and drive whatever lubricant you put in the cylinder down into the rust.
by John Hasler
Sat Feb 15, 2020 5:21 pm
Forum: I.C. Engines
Topic: Pressure washer head stuck on GX390 crank
Replies: 6
Views: 172

Re: Pressure washer head stuck on GX390 crank

Are you trying to salvage both the pump and the engine, or just the pump?
by John Hasler
Sat Feb 15, 2020 2:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: LED Shop Lighting
Replies: 139
Views: 12773

Re: LED Shop Lighting

TRX writes:
> Some soldering and taping...

*Don't solder*. Use wire nuts or compression connectors.