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  1. Check ebay for caps. Should be under $10 for...

    Check ebay for caps. Should be under $10 for both. Since they look good I suspect the centrifugal switch. Many Asian motor makers use under voltage caps and they fail sooner then they should.
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  2. Watch c-list and ebay to buy used panels and...

    Watch c-list and ebay to buy used panels and wire/cable.
    Bill D
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    making dollar coins and 2 dolalr bills is a great...

    making dollar coins and 2 dolalr bills is a great scheme. Make say one billion dollars worth, cost 250 million to make. hand out in exchange for paper money. Everyone saves them in the sock drawer...
  4. Spin it up to speed by hand and turn it on. If...

    Spin it up to speed by hand and turn it on. If it speeds up and runs like normal the start capacitor or start switch is bad. Do let it run more then one minute with no restriction on input or it...
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    New Zealand prints their money on clear plastic. ...

    New Zealand prints their money on clear plastic. I believe 10 cents is the smallest coin now. I think the bank of England actually prints the stuff.
    Bil lD
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    Supposedly the nazi's in Germany had a government...

    Supposedly the nazi's in Germany had a government program to forge British money. It was so good it could not be detected. They found pallets of money in a lake in Germany after the war. The...
  7. I have never seen a Bridgeport mill with a drill...

    I have never seen a Bridgeport mill with a drill press head. Seems like a easy conversion, even mount on the back of the ram. I have seen a few main bodies complete with everything except the...
  8. Do not use it for milling the arbor will fall out...

    Do not use it for milling the arbor will fall out from side loading. You have to have a drawbar up the quill to hold a milling arbor or collet. At best the arbor will slip and the depth of cut will...
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    I take 1/2 roll of toilet paper. and flatten it. ...

    I take 1/2 roll of toilet paper. and flatten it. Put it in a baggie and place it under the seat of a car. Good for emergencies like dirty hands from fixing car stuff, wrapping little specimans and...
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    FYI: I found out Axelson made a 49x196 lathe. I...

    FYI: I found out Axelson made a 49x196 lathe. I could not find any thing about it. That is over four feet diameter by 16 feet between centers. Smaller ones had 8.5 inch spindle bore. That spindle...
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    Buy an old metal working lathe that size and...

    Buy an old metal working lathe that size and disable the gear train to increase the rpm. Might be nice to make a separate powerfeed for the apron to turn straight work. That 40" axelson is max...
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    If that cost over $2,000 or so they should have...

    If that cost over $2,000 or so they should have bought a real lathe. A metal lathe of that size would probably go for scrap price. Only problem is a metal lathe would be RPM limited by headstock...
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    Living in California all my life I remember when...

    Living in California all my life I remember when my parents stopped subscribing because too many brands were not sold here. also too much stuff was reviewed that we would never use. like snow...
  14. Pipe should be the same diameter or larger as the...

    Pipe should be the same diameter or larger as the fan intake and exhaust, whichever is larger. Even bigger is better as it will help reduce noise. I suppose you could exhaust in metal pipe and have...
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    I only replace with a TEFC motor regardless of...

    I only replace with a TEFC motor regardless of OEM. Also only sealed bearings not shielded. To much dust to do otherwise.
    Bil lD
  16. The standard brace with a chuck for tapered...

    The standard brace with a chuck for tapered square shank drills works well to grab a 1/4" hex chuck extender as used in a cordless drill. Used with a screw driver bit it gives good torque and speed...
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    I would hate to have to remove a sheet of...

    I would hate to have to remove a sheet of plywood nailed as a shear wall. I would be hundreds of nails to remove. I believe current code is 2" spacing on the edge. Still one per foot in the...
  18. Use one sawhorse and rest the other end of the...

    Use one sawhorse and rest the other end of the beam on a window sill or stair step. Break out the glass if needed.
    Bill D
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    Why no mention of solid blocking? Just cost? ...

    Why no mention of solid blocking? Just cost? Seems easier to retrofit blocking
    Bill D.
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    I just found out that horrible fright sells...

    I just found out that horrible fright sells trailer hitches! People have reported bent parts and bolts unscrewing after 100 miles or less. Do they still sell the bolt together trailer which unbolts...
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    Like the rat boards on a roof. No need to butt...

    Like the rat boards on a roof. No need to butt joint. Just overlap across two joists. I suppose even one joist side by side may work..
    Bill D
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    Battery is dead so no electrical to worry about. ...

    Battery is dead so no electrical to worry about. I would core drill the center rod. Use a small piece of pipe or a roll pin.
    Bil lD
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    BG? the issue is power flushing can stir things...

    BG? the issue is power flushing can stir things up. A drain and overfill, start engine drain through cooler hose, stop over refill a few times does not do any problems.
    The reason most power...
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    I thought floor bracing was a western thing for...

    I thought floor bracing was a western thing for sesimic rollover prevention. Supposed to be the outer three joists. and then in groups of three.
    Bil lD
  25. I remember decades ago they were going to stop...

    I remember decades ago they were going to stop cells from unzipping their DNA. This was supposed to make your body last forever as the dna never aged and caused cancer. Never heard any more about...
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