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  1. Rating are useless. I twice tried to leave bad...

    Rating are useless. I twice tried to leave bad ratings, only to have ebay tell me they weren't allowed. I guess they were valuable vendors.
  2. My sense is that there are many many sellers and...

    My sense is that there are many many sellers and not enough buyers. Accordingly, they are glad to let the buyers screw the sellers occasionally.
  3. I've had two shipments reported as defective by...

    I've had two shipments reported as defective by the buyer. No point to having it returned, as I would have had to pay postage and received a brick. I've stopped selling on ebay; more economical to...
  4. Ever wonder where all those great tool bargains you get on ebay come from?

    Police in Rochester NY shut down two pawn shops and charged them with $15m in stolen tool sales. They would give addicts lists of what they wanted. When caught they claimed they were doing it to...
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    Washing it would have been a great idea if I had...

    Washing it would have been a great idea if I had read those replies first.:(

    Before posting, I got the first part undone with thin screwdrivers. The rest was much too tight to get anything in. I...
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    Any way to untie this knot?!

    Last week I bought a 100' length of 3/4" nylon rope at a garage sale. It is a bit worn and I have absolutely no use for it, but figured that if I ever needed one it would be a lot more than $8. But...
  7. The one I put in allows free backflow if the...

    The one I put in allows free backflow if the pressure is higher than the feed. It doesn't require an expansion tank.
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    Poll: My town doesn't have a gas station, so a Sears!? ...

    My town doesn't have a gas station, so a Sears!? Nearest one is 45 miles away.
  9. At my old house it was 90 and I put on a...

    At my old house it was 90 and I put on a regulator to drop it to 55. However, I ran a line before the regulator to the faucet I used for watering. Just an idea.

    My new house has a regulator and...
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    Is my bottle jack dead?

    I bought a 2 ton bottle jack from HF 12 years ago and used it for 3 years to put my small sailboat trailer on stands over the winter. Then I sold the boat and the jack just sat on a shelf.
    Last...
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    Robinair 15310 with a vacuum chuck?

    https://www.amazon.com/Robinair-15310-VacuMaster-Single-Vacuum/dp/B005CO9GX6

    There is one of these available locally for cheap. Would it be suitable for a a vacuum chuck? And while not turning,...
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    Okay, but the term you used means you think it is...

    Okay, but the term you used means you think it is all nonsense.
    I don't doubt your method is fine.
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    You are calling your house's wiring nonsense? I...

    You are calling your house's wiring nonsense? I don't follow you.
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    I agree with much of what was said (but what was...

    I agree with much of what was said (but what was the question?) but... for my last construction project, I got 4 quotes. I hired the guy who told me my concept was completely wrong, and told me...
  15. I just installed this.......

    I just installed this....
    https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B06XZ8JFB5/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1
    because the small nut on the bottom is so much easier to deal with then the...
  16. Replacing a kitchen sink basket, what to do?

    We have lived here for 7 years, and the kitchen sink started to leak right at the top of the drain basket. I got it off using a screw driver and a hammer (and a lot of WD40) as I didn't have a wrench...
  17. Thread: Bitcoin?

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    If anyone is interested, it hung around $3,000...

    If anyone is interested, it hung around $3,000 for a while but is now $7,500. Go figure.
    Bye guys.
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    I had a Laguna and hated the drum closure system...

    I had a Laguna and hated the drum closure system because it was so clumsy. However, I got almost nothing through to the bag. People say the short cyclone doesn't separate well, but mine was fine.
  19. I used epoxy on my one huge glue up for the open...

    I used epoxy on my one huge glue up for the open time.
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    48 years ago my grandfather and I went to Europe...

    48 years ago my grandfather and I went to Europe and rented a car. He insisted that I drive, even though I had never driven a manual before. I figured it out sort of, but never could get it into...
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    How hard is it to drive on the left?

    We are thinking of going to Dominica next winter and they drive on the left. If anyone has done that on vacation, how hard is it? I don't expect they have much traffic there, but still...

    I find...
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    I had a 2hp Bosch in a router table and found...

    I had a 2hp Bosch in a router table and found that clamping and unclamping was a real pain.

    A good lift is a pleasure to use.
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    He has a planer and joiner; why would he buy S4S?...

    He has a planer and joiner; why would he buy S4S? Prepping the stock is the easiest part; if he doesn't master that he has no chance on the rest.
  24. I had a Jet 16-32 about 10 years ago. Found it...

    I had a Jet 16-32 about 10 years ago. Found it impossible to get the clamp to work properly.
    Sold it when I moved and bought a Supermax 19-38. The clip works better, but otherwise there isn't much...
  25. I googled "blowout preventer valve" and found it...

    I googled "blowout preventer valve" and found it is used in oil wells. What is it with water lines?

    I have 8' of braided steel I bought at a garage sale 10 years ago. Assuming it does not fail...
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