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    It sounds like his ballast may have failed...

    It sounds like his ballast may have failed already so those type of lamps will not work for him unless he replaces the ballasts. No sense in doing the job twice and paying for a ballast that is not...
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    A round steel rod should do it but it may bend a...

    A round steel rod should do it but it may bend a flex a little too much so they are often a plate not just a rod.
    Bill D
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    Many fixtures use one ballast for each pair of...

    Many fixtures use one ballast for each pair of bulbs. I would relamp with led bulbs and bypass the ballasts. Get the kind of lamps that draw power from both ends and your tombstones will be fine. ...
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    They make thread files for acme and buttress...

    They make thread files for acme and buttress threads as well as the standard 60 and 55 degree pointed ones.
    Bil lD
  5. California to ban intenral combustion engine cars by 2035

    Our Governor just signed a bill to outlaw the sale of new internal combustion engined cars and trucks? by 2035. unclear if it includes trucks or not. It does include gas and diesel. I assume...
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    I looked it up and roughly 10% of the general...

    I looked it up and roughly 10% of the general population are left handed. roughly 20% of identical twins are left handed. Pretty much any identical twin who is left handed has a right handed twin....
  7. Paid the gas bill last night so I still had it...

    Paid the gas bill last night so I still had it out. PG+E in California has no meter charge so if you use no gas there is no charge unlike electric and water. PG+E is bankrupt due to causing fires...
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    French cleats. Any concerns about high winds...

    French cleats. Any concerns about high winds blowing it off? easier then a french cleat is to drive a screw top and bottom down from the front of the picket at a steep angle. Remove the screw and...
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    I realize I made a mistake some jointers have...

    I realize I made a mistake some jointers have changed since the 1950's. Some went to a parallelogram table mount system starting in the 1970's or maybe even more modern then that.
    Bil lD
  10. I think it was center #666 Bill D

    I think it was center #666
    Bill D
  11. Make a concrete road over it. But do not dig too...

    Make a concrete road over it. But do not dig too deep and over compact the gravel base. maybe you can find some broken concrete slabs and lay them over the line where the tires go.
    Bil lD
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    I would guess a valve or brake lathe but, seems...

    I would guess a valve or brake lathe but, seems long between centers for that.
    Bill D
  13. Horrible Fright hand tools now cost more then Home Depot or Lowes

    Harbor Freight has been trying to up their image by raising prices, not that I see any improvement. Ratchet wrenches have about tripled in price in the last year. They invent a new name and...
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    I do not remember the exact figures but I...

    I do not remember the exact figures but I significantly improved the measured vacuum with a simple neutral vane. Just a roll of flat sheet metal stuffed into the DC inlet. It ended up sticking in...
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    His switch is ready if he ever decides to up the...

    His switch is ready if he ever decides to up the horsepower.
    Bil lD
  16. There are a lot of surplus night vision goggle...

    There are a lot of surplus night vision goggle boxes for sale. I have a few for storing camping utensils and food.
    Bil lD
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    When i had an issue getting a fernco over old...

    When i had an issue getting a fernco over old cast iron in a trench I put a cherne plug into the fernco and expanded it for 30 minutes or so. Then quickly slipped it on and waited for the rubber to...
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    Fernco fitting are amde for different materials...

    Fernco fitting are amde for different materials at each end. I would guess 6" copper, ABS, pvc or iron pipe. Or try 5.5" cast iron or clay. Asbestos pipe of " may work.
    Fernco 1003 series is...
  19. I was disapointed to se ethe Apache storage cases...

    I was disapointed to se ethe Apache storage cases at horrible fright are made in China. I have some nice Aluminum storage cases made by Tribal industries. army surplus stuff.
    Bil lD
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    Can you get straight knives sharpened locally? My...

    Can you get straight knives sharpened locally? My shop went out of business several years ago so mail order or buy new inserts if I had an insert head are my choices. I found I was making drawer...
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    No, but DNA is identical. Twins are often mirror...

    No, but DNA is identical. Twins are often mirror images with their hair part line opposite. I wonder if one is often left handed?
    Bill D
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    I agree a semi precision is a good choice. I...

    I agree a semi precision is a good choice. I have heard class3 called electric motor quality. That is pretty much the lowest quality any Real maker sells. I have read that the little bearings sold...
  23. A study came out about two years ago that men can...

    A study came out about two years ago that men can destern about 200 colors, women 1,000!
    Bill D
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    Or airplanes! Bill D Or government. They say...

    Or airplanes!
    Bill D

    Or government. They say that democracy is the worst system of government in the world but all others are worse.
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    The air flows over the filter then it has to go...

    The air flows over the filter then it has to go back into the drum somehow. where does the hose end up? gas or electric?
    Bil lD
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