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by RMinMN
Mon Oct 15, 2018 5:36 am
Forum: The Junk Drawer
Topic: Rant about Home Depot
Replies: 67
Views: 16970

Re: Rant about Home Depot

Thanks, Gregg. Yes, R-38 in the ceiling. I'll be finishing the inside walls with OSB rather than sheetrock, since I think it's a little more resistant to 'bumps.' I used it in the basement wood shop and it's worked out well. Good tip on the caulk, and I wouldn't have thought about the electrical bo...
by RMinMN
Thu Oct 04, 2018 6:01 am
Forum: The Junk Drawer
Topic: Never enough time
Replies: 1881
Views: 205961

Re: Never enough time

Understood about the belt profiles. Lawn machines cheat in that they allow out of line conditions and actually depend on them to run with all the drifting of the mower deck. Pulley and belt wear allow a deeper bite into the reaches of the pulley until the belt flips over, and that roll does them in...
by RMinMN
Sat Sep 22, 2018 5:05 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Indexable insert holding system ?
Replies: 5
Views: 1520

Re: Indexable insert holding system ?

I'm looking to get 3/8" shank indexable boring bar for my lathe, I've noticed that most of them use a torx screw thru the center of the insert to hold it to the shank, some have a finger clamp system to do the same. Which one would be the best in terms of rigidity ? The rigidity is not from the hol...
by RMinMN
Tue Sep 11, 2018 3:27 pm
Forum: The Junk Drawer
Topic: Best Type of Axe for Busting Rotten Stump?
Replies: 84
Views: 21991

Re: Best Type of Axe for Busting Rotten Stump?

I didn't mean to alarm anyone. Doesn't matter. I expect you're going to be paid a visit by the mattock cops, likely resulting in you spending a good deal of time behind bars (as it should be for such a serious infraction). H Behind bars like back where the dumpsters are where they throw the garbage?
by RMinMN
Mon Sep 03, 2018 6:15 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: unique water pump
Replies: 55
Views: 9138

Re: unique water pump

As an example, there is a DC line that originates in the middle of North Dakota that carries power to eastern Minnesota. That DC path actually originates on the Nelson River in northern Manitoba! It runs to a station just outside of Winnipeg and then carries on to Forbes in N.D. (Being retired from...
by RMinMN
Sat Sep 01, 2018 7:20 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: unique water pump
Replies: 55
Views: 9138

Re: unique water pump

earlgo Guess who won the power transmission wars. Westinghouse and Steinmetz. Exactly. Edison touted DC for homes but transmission losses made it impractical. Tesla touted AC and the rest is history no matter who bought/stole the patents from whom. As for the 100mpg carburetors, they were put in th...
by RMinMN
Fri Aug 31, 2018 5:17 am
Forum: Milling Machines
Topic: New guy and mill question
Replies: 11
Views: 3966

Re: New guy and mill question

The previous answers are correct but.....for that price you will get a good starter mill, possibly precise enough for the applications you have in mind and the cost (estimated) is low enough to make me envious. It you later decide to upgrade as you need more precision, that mill should be worth at l...
by RMinMN
Fri Aug 17, 2018 5:50 am
Forum: The Junk Drawer
Topic: Best Type of Axe for Busting Rotten Stump?
Replies: 84
Views: 21991

Re: Best Type of Axe for Busting Rotten Stump?

Thanks for the suggestion. I think an adze would work if I could find one with a straight blade. Far as I can tell, they're all curved from right to left. I'm surprised at how hard it is to find good axes and so on. I guess I should have expected it, in the age of Chinese tools. People are selling ...
by RMinMN
Thu Aug 16, 2018 6:39 am
Forum: The Junk Drawer
Topic: Best Type of Axe for Busting Rotten Stump?
Replies: 84
Views: 21991

Re: Best Type of Axe for Busting Rotten Stump?

What you really need for removing a rotting stump is a grubbing hoe but I doubt you can find one for sale cheap anymore. I have one that my father used when opening forested land for farming but now days that would be done with a bulldozer or trackhoe which weren't available back when this farm was ...
by RMinMN
Wed Aug 01, 2018 6:04 am
Forum: The Junk Drawer
Topic: Glue for Plastic in Gasoline Tank
Replies: 31
Views: 7411

Re: Glue for Plastic in Gasoline Tank

Buy one that is metal or make it yourself. Problem permanently solved. I've not have much luck repairing the plastics that contact fuel and even if it works it is still a weak plastic fitting.
by RMinMN
Sun Jul 22, 2018 5:28 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Plaza Machinery current contact
Replies: 6
Views: 1718

Re: Plaza Machinery current contact

Well Bob the last info I have was his Son was taking over,just waiting for probate to clear,this was as of last fall. My old email for them bounced back as NG.Dealt with Joe several times ,a bit slow but he always came through. Probate can take a long time, depending on what is included. We're over...
by RMinMN
Mon Jul 02, 2018 12:12 pm
Forum: The Junk Drawer
Topic: Tesla cars
Replies: 57
Views: 20571

Re: Tesla cars

Electricity is good. If it weren't, our factories would be full of machines that run on gasoline. The difference is portability. A stationary factory can have an unlimited power supply just by running wires to it. A car has to bring its power source with it. How large a battery pack would it take t...