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Forum: Machining 12-09-2020, 04:14 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,532
Posted By Gadgeteer
Hey, Threepiece, I appreciate your methodology in...

Hey, Threepiece, I appreciate your methodology in attempting the job.

Curious, as to how you grounded the shaft in order to weld. Did you ground through the shaft extension, or through the motor...
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 12-01-2020, 12:35 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 793
Posted By Gadgeteer
I've posted before that I fixed my microwave oven...

I've posted before that I fixed my microwave oven by tightening the spade connectors, and by re-crimping the spades to the wires. This procedure has kept the oven working trouble-free for many...
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 11-30-2020, 01:57 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 793
Posted By Gadgeteer
After I sent the photo of the temperature limit...

After I sent the photo of the temperature limit switch to my engineer son he was more concerned with the lack of identification of which unit of temperature was denoted on the switch face. Was it...
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 11-23-2020, 03:40 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 793
Posted By Gadgeteer
Photo to accompany previous post.:o

Photo to accompany previous post.:o
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 11-23-2020, 02:58 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 793
Posted By Gadgeteer
Those dang spades

SWMBO came to the kitchen, complaining that her bedroom was 69º, although the thermostat was calling for 72º. I checked the thermostat, and sure enough, it said hall was 70º.

Since spade...
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 11-17-2020, 07:53 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 661
Posted By Gadgeteer
Ha, ha.

Ha, ha.
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 11-17-2020, 07:52 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 661
Posted By Gadgeteer
Never frozen. Just sitting in its bag on the...

Never frozen. Just sitting in its bag on the basement floor.
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 11-17-2020, 06:20 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 661
Posted By Gadgeteer
Harbor Freight Battery Jumper

My riding lawnmower needed a little help starting, today. So, I grabbed the small jump starting battery that I bought a few years ago. I was surprised to find the battery case had popped open about...
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 10-11-2020, 01:26 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,002
Posted By Gadgeteer
For future reference... Diodes In Parallel....

For future reference...

Diodes In Parallel. If the load current is greater than the current rating of a single diode, then two or more diodes can be connected in parallel to achieve a higher...
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 09-18-2020, 11:01 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,360
Posted By Gadgeteer
Well, here's the case. The creek used to run dry...

Well, here's the case. The creek used to run dry when irrigators sucked up all of the water. So, FWP purchased water rights from the landowners in order keep the creek flowing year round. The...
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 09-18-2020, 03:17 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,360
Posted By Gadgeteer
I suppose many of you are hanging on the edge of...

I suppose many of you are hanging on the edge of your chairs, wondering how the fish screen worked after it was re-installed in the irrigation ditch. And, I'm sure there are some of you who don't...
Forum: Machining 09-16-2020, 12:41 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,026
Posted By Gadgeteer
Yup. He was a good friend.

Yup. He was a good friend.
Forum: Welding 08-01-2020, 04:13 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,490
Posted By Gadgeteer
Up the amps and run it faster. If you're not...

Up the amps and run it faster. If you're not already doing it... push, so can see where you're going.
Forum: Fabrication 06-15-2020, 01:31 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,068
Posted By Gadgeteer
"Whoever dies with most tools... wins." I just...

"Whoever dies with most tools... wins." I just gave up the race. :)
Forum: Welding 05-22-2020, 05:35 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,172
Posted By Gadgeteer
I hope a pedal comes with your new welder. The...

I hope a pedal comes with your new welder. The magic that happens at the end of a tig torch starts under your foot. It's all about controlling that puddle. You're going to have a lot of fun.
Forum: Welding 05-19-2020, 11:36 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,074
Posted By Gadgeteer
Good point... I'm not much of a grinder, anyway....

Good point... I'm not much of a grinder, anyway. :)
Forum: Welding 05-19-2020, 05:13 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,074
Posted By Gadgeteer
Since it's just a small area that needs...

Since it's just a small area that needs repair/buildup, and because I like to tig, I considered using 308, because it flows out nicely.
Forum: Welding 05-19-2020, 02:18 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,074
Posted By Gadgeteer
Repair a cast steel wheel

Friend has asked me to add enough weld to a broken area on a cast steel wheel, so it can be balanced. Since the area just functions to hold a cap over the hub, I'm wondering what filler might be...
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 05-05-2020, 10:41 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 752
Posted By Gadgeteer
Yup, Briggs. Tester registered only 30 psi when...

Yup, Briggs. Tester registered only 30 psi when I pulled the rope a few times. So, I thought that was low, due to the easy-start feature that keeps an exhaust valve open a bit, until it gets to...
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 05-05-2020, 04:14 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 752
Posted By Gadgeteer
Testing compression

So... what is the procedure to test compression on a small engine that has a compression relief system for easy-pull starting? As I see it, one must be really fast to start the engine... then,...
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 05-04-2020, 01:20 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,093
Posted By Gadgeteer
I was hoping to T in a pressure gauge, but the...

I was hoping to T in a pressure gauge, but the friend got inpatient, and took the splitter to a shop for repair. It'll cost him a lot more than I would have charged for the fix.
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 04-28-2020, 03:42 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,093
Posted By Gadgeteer
New filter made no difference in poor performance.

New filter made no difference in poor performance.
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 04-28-2020, 03:38 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,093
Posted By Gadgeteer
No to both... oil looks good.

No to both... oil looks good.
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 04-27-2020, 09:34 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,093
Posted By Gadgeteer
Wood splitter problem

Friend's Huskee 22 ton splitter quit splitting hard wood, but will go through soft stuff, like pine. Engine seems to run just fine, but when ram meets a 12' chunk of maple it balks. It appears that...
Forum: Fabrication 04-26-2020, 02:57 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,279
Posted By Gadgeteer
Plunge cuts with a chainsaw?

Plunge cuts with a chainsaw?
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