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by Russ Hanscom
Sun Oct 20, 2019 8:44 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Rotary shaft seal with concentric tolerance?
Replies: 17
Views: 328

Re: Rotary shaft seal with concentric tolerance?

At the RR, the journal box seal we now use is hard felt. We buy sheet felt and cut to fit, the stock we use is almost 1/2" thick. Most of the original seals were leather. Both should be tolerable of the offsets you mentioned, offsets with the RR axles can be in excess of 1.5 mm. Might consider using...
by Russ Hanscom
Fri Oct 18, 2019 10:21 am
Forum: The Junk Drawer
Topic: THE END!
Replies: 9
Views: 269

Re: THE END!

Thanks for the warning. A lot of good info is going to get lost.
by Russ Hanscom
Wed Oct 16, 2019 8:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Electrical wiring in the home shop.
Replies: 42
Views: 916

Re: Electrical wiring in the home shop.

Not a direct answer, but if you need a larger hole, knockout punches, not step drills, are the way to go.
by Russ Hanscom
Thu Oct 10, 2019 5:58 pm
Forum: The Junk Drawer
Topic: Wrapping Split Bolts: Rocket Science?
Replies: 12
Views: 625

Re: Wrapping Split Bolts: Rocket Science?

You will need it, just wait.
by Russ Hanscom
Wed Oct 09, 2019 8:24 pm
Forum: The Junk Drawer
Topic: Wrapping Split Bolts: Rocket Science?
Replies: 12
Views: 625

Re: Wrapping Split Bolts: Rocket Science?

Personally, I would be happy with the taping job you have described. If you want to get a professional electrician, he will be obligated to find fault, starting with a permit. I hate having to extend wires, but as long as it is in the box and visible, tolerable.
by Russ Hanscom
Thu Oct 03, 2019 5:12 pm
Forum: Milling Machines
Topic: Dead power feed
Replies: 11
Views: 2122

Re: Dead power feed

Thanks, much appreciated.
by Russ Hanscom
Sun Sep 29, 2019 4:22 pm
Forum: Milling Machines
Topic: Dead power feed
Replies: 11
Views: 2122

Re: Dead power feed

amscore1;

Do you remember the part number of the triac you used as a replacement? I figure it might be as easy to replace both on the board that I pulled and possibly end up with a good spare board. Probably not worth doing a lot of testing.
by Russ Hanscom
Sat Sep 28, 2019 6:18 pm
Forum: Milling Machines
Topic: Dead power feed
Replies: 11
Views: 2122

Re: Dead power feed

Finally opened it up and no obvious problem. Found a look alike circuit card at Bestline and ordered one. Got the new card installed today and the unit now runs without blowing the fuse. The old card is available, as noted, no obvious issue. Bestline has quite a few parts for various power feeds, al...
by Russ Hanscom
Tue Sep 17, 2019 6:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Alignment Issue with Cutter Grinder
Replies: 2
Views: 926

Re: Alignment Issue with Cutter Grinder

well, good that you found the solution.
by Russ Hanscom
Sun Sep 15, 2019 4:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Wilton drill press
Replies: 1
Views: 891

Wilton drill press

Dragged home a new, to me, drill press. A Wilton #28800, 3 hp, 12 speed, 4 MT. and power feed, made in Germany, expecting it to be a good upgrade. Weighs roughly 500#, now on a rolling base and in a vertical position. Got a minimal manual and a wiring diagram. Appears to be in generally good conditi...
by Russ Hanscom
Sat Sep 14, 2019 9:51 pm
Forum: Welding
Topic: Buy Acetylene Outfit for Both Acetylene and Propane?
Replies: 48
Views: 4526

Re: Buy Acetylene Outfit for Both Acetylene and Propane?

Unless you are planning on doing industrial quantities of straightening, the effort and cost of maintaining an extra set of tanks, regulator, and tips, and switching back and forth, is not really worth the effort. At least that is my take.