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Forum: Fabrication 07-22-2022, 12:24 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,404
Posted By Norcal
Late chiming in but that is my thought also.

Late chiming in but that is my thought also.
Forum: Fabrication 07-20-2022, 08:56 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 5,104
Posted By Norcal
I have a couple of corded 4" or whatever, 1 is a...

I have a couple of corded 4" or whatever, 1 is a Hitachi, old enough to be made in Japan, and a Milwaukee that was made prior to their ChiCom ownership, like them both, bought a M18 Milwaukee bare...
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 07-17-2022, 08:42 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,943
Posted By Norcal
There are 4 ways of connecting receptacles. ...

There are 4 ways of connecting receptacles.

1) Screws, wire is wrapped around a screw, used on the budget devices. CO/ALR devices are also this way CO/ALR, is the designation for 15/20A devices...
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 07-16-2022, 08:43 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,943
Posted By Norcal
While I am not a fan of backstabbed/push and pray...

While I am not a fan of backstabbed/push and pray connections, have taken out large numbers of 50 year old Eagle Electric backstab only receptacles that were in good condition other then being worn...
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 07-11-2022, 08:24 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,943
Posted By Norcal
Only ones better are Hubbell, or Leviton,...

Only ones better are Hubbell, or Leviton, hospital grade receptacles, but the better ones are $10-20 each, cheaper hospital grade receptacles are available but they don't hold up, in healthcare...
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 07-11-2022, 05:33 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,943
Posted By Norcal
There are higher quality receptacles that use a...

There are higher quality receptacles that use a pressure plate that the installer has to tighten VS the push and pray/ backstab, newer receptacles with the backstab option only accept 14 AWG wire,...
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 07-08-2022, 08:06 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 951
Posted By Norcal
Always great when a job you fear the worst about...

Always great when a job you fear the worst about & after starting it things actually go well.
Forum: Fabrication 05-26-2022, 09:46 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,228
Posted By Norcal
Maybe some of our smarter successors will...

Maybe some of our smarter successors will rediscover the lost skills. Just trying to look at the brighter side, but the brighter side is not losing useful skills in the first place.
Forum: Blacksmithing & Forming 05-26-2022, 09:40 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 4,605
Posted By Norcal
Tract homes are built as cheap as they can get...

Tract homes are built as cheap as they can get away with, I refuse to say they are built to minimum codes. But on a more upbeat note nice work, really nice.
Forum: Blacksmithing & Forming 05-26-2022, 09:35 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,201
Posted By Norcal
At this point, it's best and highest use is...

At this point, it's best and highest use is attached to the legs of a deserving politician before they go for a swim. :devil:
Forum: Shop & Safety 04-28-2022, 08:09 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,289
Posted By Norcal
I graduated HS in 1979 so was a long time ago,...

I graduated HS in 1979 so was a long time ago, when was in 11th grade there was someone with a lightening bolt ear ring in his nose, but also never saw him in any shop classes.
Forum: Shop & Safety 04-27-2022, 03:55 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,289
Posted By Norcal
Was told in high school welding class about...

Was told in high school welding class about wearing rings & hot BB's landing on said jewelry causing a burn.
Forum: Welding 02-21-2022, 02:08 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,579
Posted By Norcal
When electronics take a dump & not cost effective...

When electronics take a dump & not cost effective to repair, equipment gets put to pasture, meanwhile the old workhorses keep on going.
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 01-12-2022, 01:22 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,989
Posted By Norcal
Submersible pump motors can be purchased as...

Submersible pump motors can be purchased as either single or 3 phase, here is a link to Grainger's offerings.
...
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 12-29-2021, 02:09 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,966
Posted By Norcal
B&D power tools had a good reputation until they...

B&D power tools had a good reputation until they ran it into the ground, which is when & why the DeWalt brand came out & most B&D power tools are DIY grade, other then a few accessories I still do...
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 12-27-2021, 11:02 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,966
Posted By Norcal
It's not a Sawzall® unless it's Milwaukee, with...

It's not a Sawzall® unless it's Milwaukee, with others they are a just reciprocating saw. Except for Milwaukee being owned by & made by the Chicoms, they are still still the best, but all mine are...
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 12-27-2021, 10:45 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,856
Posted By Norcal
While rather late on this thread, what seem to be...

While rather late on this thread, what seem to be looking for is a electrically latched mechanically held contactor, somewhat common in lighting contactors, where the contacors is latched for hours...
Forum: Shop & Safety 11-29-2021, 04:04 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 5,299
Posted By Norcal
URD cable is not permitted in a structure, not...

URD cable is not permitted in a structure, not even a code recognized cable, SER, or SE, cable cannot be run underground as they both have uninsulated aluminum conductors that will go to shit...
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 10-10-2021, 07:10 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,279
Posted By Norcal
Are you talking about compressor motors that have...

Are you talking about compressor motors that have the HP marked as "SPL"? Those are only about 3 HP.
Forum: Blacksmithing & Forming 07-04-2021, 04:15 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 8,008
Posted By Norcal
Could be but very limited size wise.

Could be but very limited size wise.
Forum: Welding 06-23-2021, 07:36 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 11,072
Posted By Norcal
600V, (600Y/347V) is very common in Canada, but...

600V, (600Y/347V) is very common in Canada, but rather rare in the US.
Forum: Welding 06-22-2021, 11:32 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 11,072
Posted By Norcal
By around WWII it was 115/230V.

By around WWII it was 115/230V.
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 06-06-2021, 07:22 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,844
Posted By Norcal
I seem to remember a adapter to use 5/8" UNC,...

I seem to remember a adapter to use 5/8" UNC, accessories on Makita grinders.
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 05-23-2021, 01:55 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,516
Posted By Norcal
Correction, T12 is 1 1/2".

Correction, T12 is 1 1/2".
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 04-13-2021, 12:02 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 8,537
Posted By Norcal
How many people who have a diesel requiring DEF,...

How many people who have a diesel requiring DEF, do a delete? Big problem if living in a area that requires smog inspections like California, & having to reinstall it every 2 years to pass smog....
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