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    I thought a Thein Baffle was just a modified...

    I thought a Thein Baffle was just a modified drop box. So I think they create a good amount of suction loss. Both air flow and pressure loss.
    Bill D
  2. Thread: Gee Tech

    by Bill Dufour
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    My house was built in 1948. The roof gutter...

    My house was built in 1948. The roof gutter drain pipes used no special fittings. The straight pipe was notched and bent to form the angles then soldered. The gutter drop pipe may have been...
  3. Do they still make keyboard shelves that pull out...

    Do they still make keyboard shelves that pull out and up or adjustable monitor stands.
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    Do they make solid state starting switches to...

    Do they make solid state starting switches to replace the mechanical ones? Seems like a simple timer would do the trick. Do modern fractional Hp motors still use mechanical start switches? It may...
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    The navy could use fiberglass for hulls but the...

    The navy could use fiberglass for hulls but the engine and pumps/radios would still be magnetic.
    My father worked with a guy who was in the US navy during world war 2. They took a millionaires...
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    This is very bad for the VFD unless you are...

    This is very bad for the VFD unless you are powering the VFD off before disconnecting the input power. When shut down this way you lose dynamic braking but that power is still being generated. It...
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    I would install a illuminated stop start push...

    I would install a illuminated stop start push button station. Wire it to the low voltage terminals on the vfd. Since installing a mushroom off switch I almost always use my knee to turn off the saw....
  8. Thread: Shaving

    by Bill Dufour
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    This is a "working" forum so how about the rolls...

    This is a "working" forum so how about the rolls razor or similar that have a lifetime blade and a built in sharpening stone device in the case. Then we can discuss how many strokes to sharpen it ,...
  9. Thread: Gee Tech

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    Not sure about twain but in China specing better...

    Not sure about twain but in China specing better qualty and more accuracy deos not mean much. They will print test certs showing they meet the standards. which does not necessarily mean they...
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    Sounds like the cap iron is too far forward....

    Sounds like the cap iron is too far forward.
    Bill D
  11. Best i could find. The snow is not that deep....

    Best i could find. The snow is not that deep.
    Bill D
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    Not really designed for noise reduction but I...

    Not really designed for noise reduction but I was always impressed by the shielding doors used where my father worked. Cast concrete slabs about 3 feet thick, ten feet wide. They dropped into the...
  13. The Southern Pacific Railroad, which knows...

    The Southern Pacific Railroad, which knows something about rotary plows, uses a diesel electric to drive the blades but it still has a steam boiler that runs to heating pipes to keep the moving...
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    What I did not realize before the museum show was...

    What I did not realize before the museum show was how much hand painted tile was used in mission stuff. Accents in outside walls, trim around fireplaces, doors, bathroom and kitchen etc. Some was...
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    Unless you are touching something grounded like a...

    Unless you are touching something grounded like a faucet a GFCI is not going to do anything. If you are in the middle of a building with a dry floor touching a 120 volt wire should do nothign but...
  16. My theory on fitups like this is I fit the panel...

    My theory on fitups like this is I fit the panel exactly to fit. I can normally use the molding cuts on the outside to get the dimensions. Then once it is done and verified I cut one blade width...
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    My father got a medal because he was in basic...

    My father got a medal because he was in basic training wehn Pearl Harbor was attacked. He was nowhere near Hawaii at the time. everyone in uniform got one. Just like everyone got a ruptured duck...
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    If the two ends of the conduit are not exactly...

    If the two ends of the conduit are not exactly the same height there will be a thermosyphon effect constantly drawing in air. Same for any wind at all.
    Bill D.
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    For a piece that small I would look into soaking...

    For a piece that small I would look into soaking instead of steam. Any tenons will expand some due to steaming so the mortises will have to be cut to fit after it dries. I would soak it underwater...
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    Do you know those fire extinguishers are banned...

    Do you know those fire extinguishers are banned since htey either cause cancer or their carbon tet chokes you to death.
    Bill D
  21. If I took it apart, I think the heaviest piece...

    If I took it apart, I think the heaviest piece would be well under 100 lbs. It might be a bit awkward to lift it though. Just make sure to take careful note of which gib goes with which table and...
  22. There are over 500 species of eucalypts so result...

    There are over 500 species of eucalypts so result may very. In California almost all is red or blue. The blue gum In California is not the same as the blue gum in Australia.
    They grove at UC...
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    Aluminum or solid surface countertop material. ...

    Aluminum or solid surface countertop material. You will have to drill and tap for a standard machine screw. Avoid using 6/32 if possible since that is a difficult size to use.
    Bill D
  24. My 8" Delta two big guys loaded it upside down...

    My 8" Delta two big guys loaded it upside down into my pickup truck. But I separated the base from the top. The top part was upside down for the trip with the guard off. I have removed the infeed...
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    I thought you meant tee nuts in a tee slot so you...

    I thought you meant tee nuts in a tee slot so you could move it around. As is used on most metal working machines.
    Bill D.
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