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Forum: Shop & Safety 09-05-2019, 08:20 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,745
Posted By Norcal
All my quick connects are Truflate style, just...

All my quick connects are Truflate style, just have a few adapters to go to other style connectors when needed, also do not buy from HF, or big box stores.
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 07-29-2019, 12:32 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 593
Posted By Norcal
Good read, thanks for posting it.

Good read, thanks for posting it.
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 05-20-2019, 08:01 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 744
Posted By Norcal
A NEMA 56C frame motor is C frame mounting, used...

A NEMA 56C frame motor is C frame mounting, used for pumps and other directly mounted equipment.

A 2 HP motor on a contractors saw is a bit much, 1.5 HP is what they were made for, better to...
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 04-15-2019, 07:29 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 403
Posted By Norcal
It might or might not, but static phase...

It might or might not, but static phase converters work by starting a 3Ø motor then it single phases with a loss of 1/3 of the HP. On critical equipment, phase loss protection is sometimes added.
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 03-17-2019, 09:29 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 566
Posted By Norcal
Sideways. :mad:

Sideways. :mad:
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 03-15-2019, 11:31 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,481
Posted By Norcal
If someone is going to use handy/gem boxes, they...

If someone is going to use handy/gem boxes, they should spread out their hands on a anvil or other hard surface while someone hits each finger 10 times with a 5 pound hammer, after that if they still...
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 03-07-2019, 04:05 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,481
Posted By Norcal
The NEC has the same requirements for protecting...

The NEC has the same requirements for protecting NM sheathed cable, "Romex®", & Metal Clad cable, MC from physical damage so doing it the way the OP did it would not be code compliant in the US.
Forum: Shop & Safety 01-20-2019, 10:18 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,607
Posted By Norcal
Unless it's underground, or needs corrosion...

Unless it's underground, or needs corrosion resistance, EMT.
Forum: Shop & Safety 01-14-2019, 08:46 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,480
Posted By Norcal
Rather then paint the stucco have another stucco...

Rather then paint the stucco have another stucco color coat applied, it will last longer then a paint job.
Forum: Welding 01-13-2019, 10:16 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,290
Posted By Norcal
But what is the voltage/phase? Seeing the pin &...

But what is the voltage/phase? Seeing the pin & sleeve plug on the machine could mean 230/460V 3Ø, but if you have 240V 3Ø there are lots of options, run of the mill 120/240V 1Ø limits options. But I...
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 01-11-2019, 10:43 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,692
Posted By Norcal
Makes pretty easy if you have a pipe machine...

Makes pretty easy if you have a pipe machine too.:D Did my shop in copper.
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 01-06-2019, 12:34 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,481
Posted By Norcal
The bathroom receptacle must be 20A, and the...

The bathroom receptacle must be 20A, and the circuit can serve other bathrooms, but if that is done, can only serve the receptacles, it can be used to supply the lights & such, if done that way can...
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 10-19-2018, 10:34 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,003
Posted By Norcal
32A ring circuits are peculiar to Britain, that...

32A ring circuits are peculiar to Britain, that is the reason for their fused attachment plugs, it's as goofy as the formerly allowed practice in the US of allowing the frames of clothes dryers, and...
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 10-19-2018, 01:25 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,003
Posted By Norcal
The circuit breakers are DIN rail mounted and...

The circuit breakers are DIN rail mounted and they are not code compliant to use in the US, I believe they are listed as supplemental protection but they are used in control panels, just can't set...
Forum: Welding 09-18-2018, 09:28 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,813
Posted By Norcal
PVC pressures are rated with liquids, not gasses,...

PVC pressures are rated with liquids, not gasses, from what I heard that PVC shrapnel when the pipe explodes with air in the line rater then water, that it's difficult to find PVC slivers embedded in...
Forum: Machining 07-28-2018, 09:01 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 6,983
Posted By Norcal
From what I understand is they know it and price...

From what I understand is they know it and price accordingly. :devil:
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 07-10-2018, 12:38 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,270
Posted By Norcal
I would agree, but would like the State split...

I would agree, but would like the State split above Sacramento making the State of Jefferson, then still have 50 States, and rid of the rabid Communists, National Socialists, in the rest of the...
Forum: Shop & Safety 06-13-2018, 02:14 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,928
Posted By Norcal
"Friends don't let friends buy DeWalt". I hate...

"Friends don't let friends buy DeWalt". I hate anything tainted by Black & Decker, AKA Bleak & Dorker, Satenly Bleak & Dorker.
Forum: Shop & Safety 06-11-2018, 11:01 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,536
Posted By Norcal
That is really my opinion, that anchor would just...

That is really my opinion, that anchor would just make a bigger hole, nothing like proper fasteners in the studs for secure mounting, which is why I used the word "claimed" on the holding power in...
Forum: Shop & Safety 06-10-2018, 01:26 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,536
Posted By Norcal
There was/is a anchor that they claimed would...

There was/is a anchor that they claimed would work in drywall but cannot remember the details, but have to be skeptical about it as seems to me the hole will just be bigger when it pulls out. If the...
Forum: Machining 05-08-2018, 08:12 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,624
Posted By Norcal
I've used the 1 1/2" a few times, at the price...

I've used the 1 1/2" a few times, at the price paid only have to use them once to get a payback.
Forum: Machining 05-08-2018, 02:23 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,624
Posted By Norcal
Since tooling is costly, is there a WAG on how...

Since tooling is costly, is there a WAG on how much the box would cost in real world prices?

To the OP good find, every so often one hits a great yard sale where bargains abound, hit one a few...
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 03-26-2018, 08:05 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,257
Posted By Norcal
Where are you getting 110, 220V? Those are...

Where are you getting 110, 220V? Those are obsolete voltages in the US.
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 03-25-2018, 04:20 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,257
Posted By Norcal
You are not going to be able to run a 2 HP motor...

You are not going to be able to run a 2 HP motor on 120 volts w/a 20A circuit. 1.5 HP is about the limit & can be dicey.
Forum: Machining 03-22-2018, 10:22 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,302
Posted By Norcal
Have agree, unless it's a proprietary motor...

Have agree, unless it's a proprietary motor having a odd mounting, shaft, etc., getting another will be easier. Some people even use a 3Ø motor & a VFD for additional speed control.
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