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by dirtcrasher
Sat Apr 16, 2011 9:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What do I need for this mic?
Replies: 4
Views: 1487

Re: What do I need for this mic?

Thanks for the link, it's a 126-137.

It's new; IDK why the tips didn't come with it, or they got lost? Or maybe they were to be ordered separately.

I won't have much use for this, I'll have to put a value on it and trade it for something I can use.......

Thanks again :mrgreen:
by dirtcrasher
Fri Apr 15, 2011 10:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What do I need for this mic?
Replies: 4
Views: 1487

What do I need for this mic?

Hello everyone. I believe this must have come with some tips for measuring threads? Or can it be used as a general micrometer if I have the right tips? Says 0-1 on it, but resembles a 2" Mic (must be the tips I'm missing......) http://i257.photobucket.com/albums/hh220/Dirtcrasher/101_0882.jpg It's b...
by dirtcrasher
Sat Feb 26, 2011 9:26 pm
Forum: The Junk Drawer
Topic: Pay pal sucks
Replies: 19
Views: 2980

Re: Pay pal sucks

I'm glad someone said it, EBAY bought Paypal.

The usually side with the buyer, all you have to do is send the seller back a rock and they refund you...

Customer service is hit or miss.

It's great when it works but lousy when problems arise.........
by dirtcrasher
Sat Feb 26, 2011 9:08 pm
Forum: The Junk Drawer
Topic: High Pressure Washers for home use
Replies: 10
Views: 2260

Re: High Pressure Washers for home use

My 2600PSI 6HP Honda gas powered with an Ingersol Rand pump is junk...................... I PURPOSELY didn't want a Briggs motor. When it worked, it had any nozzle for any job. 500$, 5 years ago, put maybe 40 hours on it. All it did was wash ATV's and a couple other things. The crank seized to shaft...
by dirtcrasher
Sat Feb 26, 2011 8:32 pm
Forum: The Junk Drawer
Topic: Delta shower repair
Replies: 3
Views: 1390

Re: Delta shower repair

Lovely, similar to a Simmons valve, Hopefully you can just change the washer and the seat is OK or re-conditionable...........

I had to buy the stem with the washer for 40$ alone :evil:
by dirtcrasher
Sat Feb 26, 2011 8:19 pm
Forum: The Junk Drawer
Topic: Plumbers? PH Neutralyzing issues...........
Replies: 4
Views: 1321

Re: Plumbers? PH Neutralyzing issues...........

Calcite is used to raise the Ph due to acidity, usually when you are 6.5 and below. Since your PH is 13 you need to add an acidic base to lower the Ph . Call me crazy, maybe Calcite brings it up or down? Regardless, no Calcite or a low level and all the pipes and fixtures are green. I test my water...
by dirtcrasher
Wed Feb 23, 2011 2:03 pm
Forum: The Junk Drawer
Topic: Plumbers? PH Neutralyzing issues...........
Replies: 4
Views: 1321

Plumbers? PH Neutralyzing issues...........

Hello all, My home is 12 years old, my well works great as well as the bladder tank/pressure switch 30-60PSI. When I built the home, the plumbing inspector told me my PH was about 13 (alkaline) and I need a PH Neut.... to pass inspection. The tank is an Aquapunn or aquapure, I forget but I have to r...
by dirtcrasher
Sun Jan 09, 2011 12:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 2 more lathes bite the dust!
Replies: 14
Views: 3063

Re: 2 more lathes bite the dust!

People who "scrap" could care less of the history. They just want tonage......

Don't feel bad, I'm sure 100's of tons have been squashed :(
by dirtcrasher
Sun Jan 09, 2011 11:58 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Cutting a keyway slot in a shaft
Replies: 24
Views: 8358

Re: Cutting a keyway slot in a shaft

If I wanted a .375 key, I'd touch the top of the shaft (see a small flat) with the bit then zero out my table with a .3125 mill. Make my passes and pop in the .375 cutter until I reached the bottom. All my keys in mild steel came out great! Oh, BTW. 4MM would need a 2MM deep cut and .375 would need ...
by dirtcrasher
Tue Dec 21, 2010 5:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Controlling Chips and Swarf in a Home Shop!
Replies: 35
Views: 9039

Re: Controlling Chips and Swarf in a Home Shop!

I had cats around the machines too, it was far too dangerous being in my basement. So, I built a shop and it's 50' from the home. I rarely vacuum the chips up but I do have mats I stand on. Worn out running shoes don't trap any chips and any that stay in the soles come out on the way back in the sho...
by dirtcrasher
Tue Dec 21, 2010 4:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Harbor Frieght Blast Cabinet
Replies: 21
Views: 3041

Re: Harbor Frieght Blast Cabinet

For the average guy, they work fine. It's on sale now for 179$ I had to strengthen the legs and I put it on wheels. That way I can dust collect and blow it outside. There are a million ways to do that (right through the wall works) but you can't see crap unless you wet vac it out. If you point at th...
by dirtcrasher
Thu Nov 25, 2010 6:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Machining Memories
Replies: 18
Views: 2774

Re: Machining Memories

I guess mine is a backwards story. My Grandfather owned "Hopper Feeds" in MA. He made vibrating feedersn to direct parts along a track and into a station where it was mated, riveted or pressed together. I remember when he made a machine with numerous hoppers that put together the razor blade scraper...