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Forum: Mechanical & Electrical Yesterday, 06:47 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 167
Posted By RED caddy
A hunnert years ago, I had occasion to lash up a...

A hunnert years ago, I had occasion to lash up a rig to pass some 3/4 inch PVC under a driveway slab, outboard the foundation, for a water line, and later, on another job, ran some 1 1/2 inch plastic...
Forum: Machining 05-28-2020, 07:10 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 864
Posted By RED caddy
Yesterday, I went to home despot to pick up some...

Yesterday, I went to home despot to pick up some 1/4" pipe plugs. expecting about .30-.40 cents each. they were marked $2.78. Made in China.

I fear we will never be a manufacturing strong hold...
Forum: Fabrication 05-10-2020, 04:47 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,104
Posted By RED caddy
The customer is sometimes right... I built a...

The customer is sometimes right...

I built a 3 section, pull up, antennae tower, 24 feet tall, using 1 inch EMT and 1/4 in rod. so close to digger's drawing, it's scary.

RED
Forum: Fabrication 04-29-2020, 07:30 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,635
Posted By RED caddy
A few years back, when I built the garagemahall,...

A few years back, when I built the garagemahall, I poured in 2 X 2 hitch receiver tubing in the shop floor. I've made adapters for a winch, chain fall and come-along, even holdowns for my A frame....
Forum: Shop & Safety 04-28-2020, 07:04 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 3,200
Posted By RED caddy
Just in time... A little trick my mud...

Just in time...
A little trick my mud contractor taught me, about pipes running thru or close to concrete. Slide a piece of foam pipe insulation onto the line, before the pour.
Keeps the mud from...
Forum: Shop & Safety 04-27-2020, 02:10 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 3,200
Posted By RED caddy
Welp, Down here we build everything on a sand...

Welp, Down here we build everything on a sand spit. Ground level (grade) changes with the rise and fall of the water table. Multi story buildings drive or pour pillars to the limestone heads, that...
Forum: Fabrication 04-26-2020, 06:35 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,161
Posted By RED caddy
The last time I had a similar problem, I* used...

The last time I had a similar problem, I* used the ANFO solution. Black powder was expensive and a little hard to get in quantity. The makins for a bowling ball sized charge was cheap and availible....
Forum: Shop & Safety 04-26-2020, 06:25 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 3,200
Posted By RED caddy
Good plan, nice start. Weekly updates? Now...

Good plan, nice start. Weekly updates?
Now that's what I call a foundation... Just how deep is the frost line?

rollin, rollin, rollin...

RED
Forum: Machining 03-20-2020, 07:37 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,080
Posted By RED caddy
Yep, I'm a thin copper/brass sheet kid also. I...

Yep, I'm a thin copper/brass sheet kid also. I almost always single point receiver and muzzle threads, squaring internal action threads too. Roughing chambers, I use a centerless holder, (universal)...
Forum: Shop & Safety 03-01-2020, 11:51 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,679
Posted By RED caddy
I still think that we, as a nation, are going to...

I still think that we, as a nation, are going to prove much more resilient/resistant than most 3rd world and more populace countries on earth, simply because of diet/lifestyle and sanitation...
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 01-29-2020, 10:32 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,771
Posted By RED caddy
There was a couple in my old MSC paper catalog,...

There was a couple in my old MSC paper catalog, other than those, I find 'em in yard sales and auctions. I use an old commercial schneider for electric rust removal and jump starting big diesel's...
Forum: Fabrication 01-28-2020, 05:28 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,652
Posted By RED caddy
Found it. Picked up a 1990 6 HP Johnson short...

Found it.
Picked up a 1990 6 HP Johnson short shaft for $130.00. Needs a fuel pump and likely a carb cleaning. I'll order a waterpump kit, a new kill switch and a starter rope return spring, just...
Forum: Fabrication 01-27-2020, 11:12 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,652
Posted By RED caddy
Gee, I've never kept junk past the immediate...

Gee, I've never kept junk past the immediate need, (pay no attention to the 2000 sq. ft. building, crammed to the eves, in the side yard.)

what a concept.

RED
Forum: Fabrication 01-26-2020, 07:02 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,652
Posted By RED caddy
WOW, 40 HP, that's about 4 times what I...

WOW,

40 HP, that's about 4 times what I could use. Way too heavy.

Those are pretty simple, not much to go wrong. If it turns over and the coils fire, it could likely be brought back to life....
Forum: Fabrication 01-26-2020, 02:24 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,652
Posted By RED caddy
Boy Houdy, that's a golden oldie. Is there a...

Boy Houdy, that's a golden oldie. Is there a label that tells you the year and horsepower?

From here, it looks like a pull start 15 HP Johnson/Evenrude short shaft. I've learned to check parts...
Forum: Fabrication 01-25-2020, 06:25 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,652
Posted By RED caddy
Got pictures ? Might be worth some shipping +...

Got pictures ?
Might be worth some shipping + if it turns and shifts.

There just has to be a red million of the little buggers hiding in sheds and leanto's around here, I just can't seem to find...
Forum: Fabrication 01-25-2020, 04:36 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,652
Posted By RED caddy
small outboard motor You tube ideas ?

I find myself in need of a small (5 to 10 HP) outboard motor.

In my neck of the woods small outboards run from $500 to $1500. My yankee gene will just not allow that commitment of spending money....
Forum: Fabrication 01-04-2020, 03:15 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 977
Posted By RED caddy
Might I suggest a ox/acet. torch or plasma cutter...

Might I suggest a ox/acet. torch or plasma cutter (borrowed)

How many do you have to do?

Call a local fab shop, they may have a buffalo with a square punch.

OK, I'm done now... (it's good...
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 12-28-2019, 08:33 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,101
Posted By RED caddy
what's all that white junk on the ground? ...

what's all that white junk on the ground?

78° and sunny on my front porch.

RED
Forum: Fabrication 12-08-2019, 08:33 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,342
Posted By RED caddy
Very nice work, as usual. Now if only we...

Very nice work, as usual.

Now if only we could get the animals to walk in FRONT of that tripod...

RED
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 12-04-2019, 01:10 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,910
Posted By RED caddy
Calls to mind an old piece of wisdom, imparted to...

Calls to mind an old piece of wisdom, imparted to me by an old Marine helo crew chief. " If you look inside, and the flight deck ain't oily, don't get in, that bitch is out of oil and gonna crash...
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 12-04-2019, 01:01 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,354
Posted By RED caddy
Good score, nice repair, fer my nickel, I'd leave...

Good score, nice repair, fer my nickel, I'd leave the shaft as is, just use a different part of the shaft threads. Add spacers or cut a new, longer nut. (Yea I'm gettin' lazy in my old age...

RED
Forum: Machining 11-29-2019, 07:27 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,004
Posted By RED caddy
Nice job Brian, I think I would still final...

Nice job Brian,

I think I would still final polish it with a flap wheel on an air grinder...

RED
Forum: Machining 11-26-2019, 08:39 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,004
Posted By RED caddy
2 ways spring to mind: A flywheel grinder. Some...

2 ways spring to mind: A flywheel grinder. Some can still be found in old NAPA stores.

Have it Blanchard ground or turned on a disc brake rotor machine

Sorry, all I got today.

RED
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 11-20-2019, 10:08 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,253
Posted By RED caddy
My vote is for the oil filled hobo fright unit....

My vote is for the oil filled hobo fright unit. My first one lasted 10 years in the race trailer. (running at least 2 days a week)the second one is still running. They leak enough oil that you never...
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