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61. RE: [personal] Re: Building my own gas powered compressor (score: 1)
Author: "Randall Young" <>
Date: Wed, 14 Jan 2004 16:34:20 -0800
The distinction is that a pop valve in the tank will have the compressor still working into full pressure all the time. An unloader in the line between the compressor and tank can bleed the pressure
/html/shop-talk/2004-01/msg00052.html (7,361 bytes)

62. RE: Tools (score: 1)
Author: "Randall Young" <>
Date: Tue, 27 Jan 2004 10:13:20 -0800
Just a WAG, but perhaps it's similar to Randall
/html/shop-talk/2004-01/msg00096.html (7,966 bytes)

63. RE: Snow blower tire madness (score: 1)
Author: "Randall Young" <>
Date: Tue, 27 Jan 2004 10:31:03 -0800
Any place that deals in equipment for the disabled (eg Electric Mobility) should also have tire foam. ISTR seeing a can of foam that looked a bit like "fix a flat" at our local EM dealer. Randall
/html/shop-talk/2004-01/msg00098.html (7,401 bytes)

64. RE: rivet nuts (score: 1)
Author: "Randall Young" <>
Date: Thu, 29 Jan 2004 11:08:40 -0800
There are different kinds, some smallish ones use a cheap mandrel and a pop-rivet tool to set. I have set larger aluminum ones by threading in a bolt with a nut and flat washer, then tightening the
/html/shop-talk/2004-01/msg00112.html (7,523 bytes)

65. RE: breke sleve (score: 1)
Author: "Randall Young" <>
Date: Fri, 30 Jan 2004 07:02:49 -0800
Fred, I've never done it, but I'm somewhat interested in learning to do it myself. More because I like knowing how to do things than because of the ridiculous prices charged by White Post. Depends a
/html/shop-talk/2004-01/msg00119.html (8,868 bytes)

66. RE: carry around tool kit. (score: 1)
Author: "Randall Young" <>
Date: Fri, 30 Jan 2004 11:53:52 -0800
I'd say a lot of it is being in the middle of nowhere, and having a single toll-free number to call for help. No questions about when they will be there (they've always been faster than their estima
/html/shop-talk/2004-01/msg00125.html (8,545 bytes)

67. RE: breke sleve (score: 1)
Author: "Randall Young" <>
Date: Fri, 30 Jan 2004 14:33:36 -0800
Probably not, at least until the cylinder or the sleeve breaks from the force involved. Loctite "circular parts mount" on the sleeve before pressing it in should prevent that. Must've been a terribl
/html/shop-talk/2004-01/msg00127.html (8,632 bytes)

68. RE: carry around tool kit. (score: 1)
Author: "Randall Young" <>
Date: Fri, 30 Jan 2004 16:50:27 -0800
There is a sharp limit on the number of times per year ... 3 I think. Also, a normal AAA membership is only good for something like 15 miles (at least in CA), you need the 'plus' membership to get t
/html/shop-talk/2004-01/msg00133.html (9,091 bytes)

69. RE: Metal-cutting saw question (score: 1)
Author: "Randall Young" <>
Date: Mon, 8 Dec 2003 11:04:00 -0800
Chris, I don't know the answers ... but I have occasionally used carbide wood blades to cut steel and aluminum with moderate success. My main problems have been overheating and breaking the carbide
/html/shop-talk/2003-12/msg00039.html (8,456 bytes)

70. RE: Tables saw for a newbie (score: 1)
Author: "Randall Young" <>
Date: Mon, 8 Dec 2003 14:10:18 -0800
Ok, ignorant question time : To me, a 'shaper' is a metal-working tool that strokes a single-point tool bit in a straight line over a workpiece that is normally stationary during the cut. Somehow, I
/html/shop-talk/2003-12/msg00040.html (7,807 bytes)

71. RE: copper or brass as a backer for weld filling? (score: 1)
Author: "Randall Young" <>
Date: Wed, 10 Dec 2003 11:18:37 -0800
Brass is an alloy of copper and zinc, and the zinc will vaporize at welding temperatures. Zinc vapors are not good for you, they cause CNS problems ("zinc shivers") ... but the brass would probably
/html/shop-talk/2003-12/msg00056.html (7,861 bytes)

72. RE: Balancing wheels@home (score: 1)
Author: "Randall Young" <>
Date: Sun, 14 Dec 2003 09:30:46 -0800
Hmm, how accurately can you get the string centered ? Measure how level the wheel is while it's hanging ? Last I looked, a home "bubble balancer" was only about $50; I got one for $25 at an estate s
/html/shop-talk/2003-12/msg00063.html (8,872 bytes)

73. RE: Balancing wheels@home (score: 1)
Author: "Randall Young" <>
Date: Sun, 14 Dec 2003 10:12:54 -0800
FWIW, friend of mine who used to run a tire store still swears that skilled bubble balancing is better. Must be something to it, he sure fixed the vibration problem with my motorhome by bubble-balan
/html/shop-talk/2003-12/msg00065.html (7,809 bytes)

74. RE: Balancing wheels - DIY (score: 1)
Author: "Randall Young" <>
Date: Sun, 14 Dec 2003 21:59:39 -0800
would usually This will work, although the accuracy is limited by the stiction of the bearings. However, just to be clear, this is still a static balance. Randall
/html/shop-talk/2003-12/msg00075.html (7,453 bytes)

75. RE: Milwaukee battery dead? (score: 1)
Author: "Randall Young" <>
Date: Mon, 15 Dec 2003 12:27:32 -0800
I'd probably start by contacting Milwaukee and seeing if they will do anything under warranty. Is the battery pack nickel-cadmium ? If so, you can try an old trick (if you've got the equipment) : fi
/html/shop-talk/2003-12/msg00082.html (8,159 bytes)

76. RE: shop-talk: under-cabinet lights? (score: 1)
Author: "Randall Young" <>
Date: Sat, 20 Dec 2003 10:11:21 -0800
C'mon Phil, are you going to let those lights beat you ? At least get in there with a DVM and figure out what the problem is ! Are these standard low-voltage incandescent bulbs ? Just like a Triumph
/html/shop-talk/2003-12/msg00089.html (6,902 bytes)

77. RE: Drilling 4" hole through concrete (score: 1)
Author: "Randall Young" <>
Date: Tue, 23 Dec 2003 15:00:27 -0800
Yes, but what about lint ? My dryer is vented into the garage, with a lint trap in the dryer and another one on the end of the vent; and yet over a period of years, everything in the vicinity of the
/html/shop-talk/2003-12/msg00101.html (8,453 bytes)

78. RE: Mouse Hunt (score: 1)
Author: "Randall Young" <>
Date: Sun, 2 Nov 2003 10:43:16 -0800
I assume a cat is out of the question ... Friend of mine swears by Irish Spring soap, but I've never tried it myself. Another solution is the "ultimate mousetrap" : get a 5 gallon plastic bucket, a
/html/shop-talk/2003-11/msg00002.html (8,307 bytes)

79. RE: Furnace problem (score: 1)
Author: "Randall Young" <>
Date: Sun, 2 Nov 2003 17:10:07 -0800
Such failures seem to be common with high efficiency furnaces, mostly I suspect because the exhaust is so cool that the flue gases condense into acid that corrodes metal. Check your heat exchanger c
/html/shop-talk/2003-11/msg00007.html (7,243 bytes)

80. RE: How to oil air tools? (score: 1)
Author: "Randall Young" <>
Date: Fri, 7 Nov 2003 18:18:10 -0800
As many others have said, most tools are oiled through the air intake. Impact drivers will usually have an additional oil port to lube the drive mechanism, but still need oil through the air intake
/html/shop-talk/2003-11/msg00021.html (8,541 bytes)

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