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  • Franz©
    replied to Your favoritr tool
    Used Swenchs appear regularly on epay, at somewhat reasonable prices for a man with use for the tool. There seems to be a seller on there with a fairly large inventory he is marketing at a controlled rate to maintain price point.

    The small ½" size I've carried for years I question...
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  • Franz©
    replied to Your favoritr tool
    Try SWENCH, more delivered work with far less effort....
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  • Franz©
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    Favorite as in most used; LED flashlight with Lithium battery and eyeglasses.
    Next in line, extending magnetic pickup tool.
    Perhaps I should include the gimp stick too, been with me and generally in use for 40+ years now. Lets me rattle a lot and still make it up and down the stairs....
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  • Problem I've noticed with tanks, at least around here, is they seem built to be opened and reclosed a limited number of times in relation to the fuel pump hatch.
    1 replacement seems doable, 2 if you have a lot of luck and a contributing connection to an approved church. 3 that sumbeach ain't...
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  • Franz©
    replied to 1976 Quadrajet Factory Settings?
    It'll take a while Chris, but the day will come when getting there a bit later won't matter in the overall scheme of things.

    Shoot, I felt a lot better when I calculated out what it would have cost to store that new 66 production Cobra Carole Shelby was trying to sell me.
    Inflation...
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  • I have it on good authority from real glass men that payback on Low E Argon filled triple glazing is 26 years. I have direct knowledge of women with rooms filled with houseplants, including tabletop herb gardens going into meltdown when they hear their new wonderwindows killed their inside plants....
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  • Franz©
    replied to Stick Welding on 30 amp Breaker
    Well now, lets toss some FACTS into this happy little thread of "Never saw/never heard of" shall we.

    Ever heard of Zinsco/Sylvania breakers and panels? They shared a common with Square D Homeline, Aluminum buses. Aluminum conducts electricity fine, and it's CHEAPER than copper,...
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  • Franz©
    replied to 1950
    2500 years ago, give or take, the Master Sun Tsu wrote The Art of War.

    His book is still read today and is still the foundation because man has changed little from the time when legion upon legion marched onto fields to chop each other to chunks.
    Baseline is and always has been...
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  • Been with the same LWS for over 50 years, family owned operation now on the 3rd generation with the 2nd watching the kids and keeping them straight. Watched it grow from a small operation to a major player with in house cylinder filling and a fine in house school and lab. That floor space that once...
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  • 20°f, and first snow of winter is 6" deep out there and my lightweight back friendly shovel is 58 feet from the door. 42 feet to the Explorer. I may just remain inside the house and look out the window which 5 salsman have told me today needs to be replaced for greater energy efficiency....
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  • Franz©
    replied to 1976 Quadrajet Factory Settings?
    I'm beginning to think Chris is a developing scofflaw.

    Our potholepaths in NY do not allow speeds over 30 mph unless you desire repairs.
    NY Politicians tell us it is impossible to have roads that don't become pothole paths due to the number of freeze/thaw cycles sustained per year....
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  • Franz©
    replied to 1950
    I recall sitting in Buffalo hearing my grandmothers words in my ears; "They'll only want you when they have a war to fight they don't want to fight themself". I was also hearing my uncle's words at his son's funeral; "Something wrong with this war, stay out of it." Had I known...
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  • Franz©
    replied to Antique Back Hoe Repair
    gets hot not good. How are the brushes and comutator?
    Yours might now weigh 28 pounds without wheel either. Concrete blocks make wonderful tool balancers.

    The 9 is a Milwaukee

    I'll see if I can get pictures of some older ones, like the Montgummery Ward Powercraft from...
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  • Franz©
    replied to Antique Back Hoe Repair
    9" is 27" per revolution, 7" is 21" per revolution 4" is 12" per revolution. Little grinder gotta spin longer to do the same amount of grinding.

    Quite a bit like fire hoses 2bugles.
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  • Franz©
    replied to Stick Welding on 30 amp Breaker
    My experience- nice how Mac calls me an old fart. He didn't even check with his wife before he wrote about switching either, cause he's tired of getting the lecture on 4 states of a switch. Say Hi to the little woman for me Mac.

    My bottom line, there are Square D QO breakers in low current...
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  • Franz©
    replied to Antique Back Hoe Repair
    Young man, are you talking about grinders, or them cute little toenail pedicurin tools all the kids yapp on about?

    The straight one will spin an 8" wheel all day, and the angle one will spin 9 inchers.
    Notice they don't ride around with wheels on them to give the dummy clinging...
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  • Franz©
    replied to Antique Back Hoe Repair
    Whole story is right here in this picture.
    The lower pipe was cut & beveled
    Whoever drove the glue gun NEVER got sufficient penetration on the lower half.
    The plug is a secondary malfunction to insure failure.

    It's all repairable with a buzzbox and torch. Grinder...
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  • Franz©
    replied to Antique Back Hoe Repair
    Started there in 1955. You CAN do a lot with them, it just takes more time.

    The weld isn't in the machine, it's in the head of the man behind the mask and it's made before the arc is struck.
    Learning is more a function of screwups and recovering from them than it is a function...
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  • Franz©
    started a topic 1950

    1950

    1950, when I was barely literate, and didn't know much history Mom & I were in the car doing some errands. Days off school were good for errands.

    Suddenly all the cars stopped, we stopped too, and Mom pulled her counting beads out and did her thing. Other stopped cars men got out of
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  • Sadly,, the Sr Elder Weldor assigned to that area who knew most of the back doors and near all the tricks has ridden off from this Earth forever, so he can't teach you. RIP Rocky D.

    Not sure who is handling that territory presently, but I can check around.

    Re: Propane, hope...
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