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by revrnd
Sun May 24, 2015 10:21 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Drum pedal repair
Replies: 6
Views: 881

Re: Drum pedal repair

SteveM wrote:Brought it in today and he couldn't believe his eyes.
I've gotten a lot of that over the years when I've fixed stuff for people.
by revrnd
Sun May 17, 2015 10:39 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: High cost of shipping
Replies: 18
Views: 2208

Re: High cost of shipping

Have any of you tried Metal Supermarkets? http://metalsupermarkets.com/store-finder/

I've never ordered from them, just walk ins. They had a location in Whitby when I lived in Oshawa & used their Toronto & Mississauga locations when I was up there.
by revrnd
Sun May 17, 2015 12:38 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: High cost of shipping
Replies: 18
Views: 2208

Re: High cost of shipping

You forgot brokerage fees if the item comes across the border via UPS or FedEx. Shipped by the USPS & Canada Post & there is no brokerage fee charged. Canada Post does charge a modest brokerage fee. About $7 or $8 IIRC. But only on parcels with a declared value of more than $20. UPS often charges m...
by revrnd
Fri May 15, 2015 7:41 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: High cost of shipping
Replies: 18
Views: 2208

Re: High cost of shipping

Just be glad you are not in Canada. I generally find the cost of shipping in the US is 1/2 to 1/4 the cost of shipping in Canada. Sometimes it's even cheaper to have a product from Canada shipped to a US address than it is to ship it within Canada. You forgot brokerage fees if the item comes across...
by revrnd
Wed May 13, 2015 9:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Bevel vs Chamfer?
Replies: 53
Views: 9270

Re:

British prints I've seen state "Sharp edges to be Burred .xxx to .xxx" while some US prints state "Break all sharp edges .xxx to .xxx" Chamfer, Bevel, Burr, Break... Just different terminology :) That's what we were taught up here in the Great White North during high school back in the late 70s as ...
by revrnd
Thu Apr 23, 2015 10:57 am
Forum: Welding
Topic: extract welding rod
Replies: 10
Views: 3209

Re: extract welding rod

I ahve seen the same trick performed @ work to deal w/ a broken fastener in steel. I'm pretty sure that the welder didn't use a specific rod to do this.
by revrnd
Wed Apr 22, 2015 10:48 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Running copper, installing new outlets
Replies: 29
Views: 3038

Re: Running copper, installing new outlets

I can't help you on the wiring but want bring up a point about the MIG welder? What are you planning on welding w/ it? I've been around both "small" MIG welders, both 110V & 220V. The 110V was useless IMO, maybe OK for sheet metal... Definitely unsatisfactory for welding anything thicker. The local ...
by revrnd
Mon Apr 20, 2015 6:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Expensive Inside Calipers Worth the $$? Plus Die Grinders
Replies: 21
Views: 1780

Re: Expensive Inside Calipers Worth the $$? Plus Die Grinder

I think die grinders have become a disposable item. I don't ever recall anyone @ work having anything more than whatever the company supplied. I had the same grinder for years (I don't recall the brand). Unfortunately I dropped it & broke the shaft by the wrench flats. Looking in the various tool ca...
by revrnd
Sun Apr 19, 2015 11:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Loctite
Replies: 30
Views: 2901

Re: Loctite

I grew up & lived in Oshawa (about 30 miles east of T.O.) until 2011. It's brutal listening to the residents whine about the cold. It has gotten really bad the last few years (redneckalbertan will probably agree). A lot of them wish we had Vancouver's weather :roll: To hear them, they have the colde...
by revrnd
Tue Apr 14, 2015 12:12 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Loctite
Replies: 30
Views: 2901

Re: Loctite

Have seen squished nuts,(ouch), center punched threads, bolts smacked on the end to upset, and dog knots put on the end of a bolt to stop the nut coming loose. How many old timers put on "dog knots?" Actually prevailing torque nuts are quite common in the automotive industry: prevailing torque nuts...
by revrnd
Mon Apr 13, 2015 6:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Loctite
Replies: 30
Views: 2901

Re: Loctite

Glyptal was a common coating for the inside of industrial gearboxes and heavy truck differentials and transmissions. Might still be. I wonder if a side benefit was demobilizing any cuttings or grinding residue and sand that was stuck to the castings . Greg It may have been Greg. I seem to recall th...
by revrnd
Sun Apr 12, 2015 9:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Loctite
Replies: 30
Views: 2901

Re: Loctite

Harold_V wrote: Glyptal

Harold
As in the paint?

I remember reading back in the 70s & 80s of using it to paint the interior surfaces of engine blocks, but not as a thread locking compound. But in that time frame Loctite was obviously in use. Mind you the safety wiring of header bolts was commonplace.