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  1. There are some special rules if you sell then buy...

    There are some special rules if you sell then buy back the same stock within something like 60 days. It is called a "wash sale" and has special tax rules.
    BILL D
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    Do they still make led tube replacements where...

    Do they still make led tube replacements where some are powered from both ends and some are powered from one end only? Best mark the fixture for when a tube needs replacing.
    Bill D
  3. I do not think it has air brakes? Fuel leak...

    I do not think it has air brakes? Fuel leak seems odd on a fuel injected vehicle. I would think about buying a similar size trailer or even cutting off the nose and making it into a trailer.
    Fuel...
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    Put a couple drop anchors at opposite corners...

    Put a couple drop anchors at opposite corners into the slab. Run all thread up to hold down the compressor so it does not walk off the platform. Or use chain. Here I would be more worried about...
  5. For small fan motors that are not reversible you...

    For small fan motors that are not reversible you can remove the fixed windings and flip it around to reverse the motor.
    Bill D
  6. When you sell the shares you can chose first in...

    When you sell the shares you can chose first in or last in as then ones you are selling. If you hold them for one year or longer they are taxed at a lower long term capital gain rate. If under one...
  7. I have the valve, but I haven't figured out how...

    I have the valve, but I haven't figured out how to re-pipe the gas as there is no vibration isolation for the gas supply.[/QUOTE]

    I would use a corrugated metal flex connector. I suppose a hose...
  8. Three phase is dead easy to do the bearings. No...

    Three phase is dead easy to do the bearings. No switches no centrifugal switches no caps. A quality motor will have bearing size listed on the nameplate. Use sealed bearings for dust. Easy to...
  9. The blue meanies of Alameda county sheriff have...

    The blue meanies of Alameda county sheriff have black and white cars.
    Bill D
  10. At age 62 I would install a contactor and a...

    At age 62 I would install a contactor and a separate stop/start pushbutton station. Maybe add an extra stop switch on the back end. My lathe has four stop switches but only one on switch.
    A...
  11. If the existing switch works the easy way is to...

    If the existing switch works the easy way is to install the new magnetic switch where you want it and just plug in the saw to that. Leaving the toggle switch on at all times.
    Bill D
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    I would guess the handle is slipping on the gear...

    I would guess the handle is slipping on the gear shaft. If the spring is pushing the quill up then the gear is engaged into the rack. On my Walker turner the entire handle and gear can walk out to...
  13. Many cities went to yellow fire trucks when a...

    Many cities went to yellow fire trucks when a study said that was the most visable color. Many departments went back to traditional red because they have so many lights the paint color does not...
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    Sticky: That 55 Chevy my brother would say it has...

    That 55 Chevy my brother would say it has "reduced trunk space". I guess thta demonstrates lowering to the max. At least it does not have the silly oversize wheels.
    Bill D
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    I would use a jig and start the holes with a...

    I would use a jig and start the holes with a endmill or routerbit in. the drill press. Once the flat part is machined the drill will not tend to walk off.
    Bill D.
    PS I use spiral endmills in 1/4...
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    I buy them used on the bay. Around $10 each...

    I buy them used on the bay. Around $10 each delivered. Sometimes you can get a deal on several in a set sold together. I would rather have a used USA made one then a new China made version.
    Bill D
  17. Horrible fright sells fiberglass welding...

    Horrible fright sells fiberglass welding blankets/curtains. I remember as a kid we got fiberglass curtains for the living room and everyone got itchy until Mom returned them. My wife has the same...
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    I thought the poor mans muffler was an,...

    I thought the poor mans muffler was an, oversized diameter, length of flexible insulated heating duct.
    Bill D
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    No idea on lifespan but I bought some from...

    No idea on lifespan but I bought some from horrible fright for about $20 on sale with a discount. I paid a little extra to get ones with a switch and daisy chain outlet.
    Bill D.
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    Talk to your electric supplier. They may have a...

    Talk to your electric supplier. They may have a program to come out and do a free measurement and light plan. They may also pay for some of the cost of new efficient fixtures.
    Bill D
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    Look into NG or propane for the kilns and heat. ...

    Look into NG or propane for the kilns and heat. I would be surprised if it did not pay for the conversion very quickly. Do they even make floor sitting kilns electric?
    Bill D
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    For that big a hole I think you will have to look...

    For that big a hole I think you will have to look at insertable countersinks. Her eis a link to a one on ebay. The problem will be finding one with a small enough shank your drill press can grab...
  23. San Francisco California has a program to help...

    San Francisco California has a program to help pay for poor folks to install solar panels. the city is well known for fog. They will not pay to let you install them in the Mojave desert which is...
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    I would drill it into one thick piece of wood to...

    I would drill it into one thick piece of wood to allow a deep registration hole. After it is drilled and and chamfered resaw off the portion you want. The other way would be to attach the thin work...
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    Sticky: Which one got their magic lantern wish? Bill D

    Which one got their magic lantern wish?
    Bill D
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