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    How do you determine if a bearing is bad? Do you...

    How do you determine if a bearing is bad? Do you wait for it to start to squeal or listen for it to start rumbling, or maybe you check the radial runout of the shaft? If you're doing any of these...
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    As long as the end bells of your motors are in...

    As long as the end bells of your motors are in good shape you don't need anything in them. You could use a little oil so the bearing slips in easier but there's no need for grease or any retainer.
    ...
  3. The chemical will settle to the bottom, where...

    The chemical will settle to the bottom, where else would it go, it won't cake though.

    The company I work for makes way over a million extinguishers a year that meet all sorts of certifications in...
  4. No need to take them to a Hazmat place. If it's a...

    No need to take them to a Hazmat place. If it's a dry powder chemical extinguisher there's nothing hazardous in them. You could discharge them in your backyard and then throw the empty shell in the...
  5. Hate to say it Jon, but you probably threw away...

    Hate to say it Jon, but you probably threw away perfectly good fire extinguishers.

    I work for a company that makes about 1,000,000 stored pressure extinguishers a year.

    As long as your gauge...
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    Get some Kasenit or Cherry Red from Grainger,...

    Get some Kasenit or Cherry Red from Grainger, McMaster-Carr, or MSC and case harden them. It won't matter what grade of steel they're made from and you won't have to worry about tempering them after...
  7. I may be wrong, but I think that trying to fill...

    I may be wrong, but I think that trying to fill the grain in ash with a sanding slurry will take a lot of sanding and you'll become frustrated with the process.

    It might be better to use a grain...
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    I'm not understanding why you need the block. If...

    I'm not understanding why you need the block. If it's an inside non supporting wall why not just use a treated bottom plate and anchor that to the floor with redheads or conserts?
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    Varathane brand.

    Varathane brand.
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    Hi Scott Long time no see. It was just a...

    Hi Scott

    Long time no see. It was just a general question. I had replacement windows installed and spar varnish was recommended because of the UV inhibitors. I had never used spar before and...
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    Spar Varnish

    Does Spar Varnish ever dry as hard as regular poly or will it always be a little rubbery?
    I've never worked with Spar and am a little surprised at how rubbery it is.

    Oops just realized this post...
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    Window Casing

    What's the preferred method of putting up window casing?

    Cut the pieces and put them up individually.

    Cut the pieces and assemble in a "picture frame" and then mount.
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    Bennie, welcome to the Creek. You're at the right...

    Bennie, welcome to the Creek. You're at the right spot for information and advice about woodworking machines.

    You can purchase those sheaves from a supplier like McMaster-Carr or from any local...
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    I'm not an engineer and I've never slept at a...

    I'm not an engineer and I've never slept at a Holiday Inn Express. But I'll give my .02

    If the grain is running the length of parts A and B then I'd say part B is stronger with the load straight...
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    Years ago I was in the same spot as you are, buy...

    Years ago I was in the same spot as you are, buy or rent?

    I bought a refurbished airless sprayer from somewhere, might have been Northern Tool.

    Bought it for the same price as renting but came...
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    Help with jamb extensions

    I had new windows put in about a month ago and the installers put in the jamb extensions also.

    Well now it's time for me to stain, varnish and put up the casing.

    Ha, what a cruel trick, alot of...
  17. You can put an elbow in, as long as it's rated...

    You can put an elbow in, as long as it's rated for the pressure.
    DO NOT replace the pressure relief valve with anything but another pressure relief valve of the same rating. Doing so could be a...
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    Thanks Mike

    Thanks Mike
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    HELP Apple to PC

    Took a video of my granddaughter's spring concert with my iphone from work and loaded the video to my PC.

    Now all the kids are standing on their heads.:eek:

    Help me get them back on their...
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    I saw your easels when I did a search for...

    I saw your easels when I did a search for "windows" hoping for some masking ideas. In don''t have any muntins to do just the sashes on casements and the jambs.

    I'm using gel stain because it's...
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    I used a similar product when we built the house...

    I used a similar product when we built the house back in 1988. I think it may have been made by Wagner.
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    Need advice for masking windows

    I'm getting ready to stain and varnish my new windows.

    I want to take the sashes out and do them laying down.

    Problem I'm having is how to mask the panes so I don't get any stain or varnish...
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    Crosscut Sled Question

    Had a thought today, might be crazy, might not.

    Has anyone ever used a piece of 80/20 or equivalent extrusion for the fence closest to you on a crosscut sled?

    Thought it would be a good idea...
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    Finish For Jigs

    I made a circle cutting jig for my new bandsaw and I'm wondering what type of finish to put on it.

    Poly or maybe BLO and wax?
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    How else would they know what it's like to stand...

    How else would they know what it's like to stand a "mid watch".
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