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Old 08-09-2019, 12:46 AM
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Originally Posted by LKeithR View Post
Yeah, I agree. I love doing that kind of repair work. Don't get that much of it these days--too many places that just want to replace parts and not actually fix things...
I agree, had that situation when I worked on a minesite. The mentality was was rip it out, put a new one in and chuck the old one out. We had a job with a bronze bush to hold packing on a reciprocating plunger and when they got worn they were chucked out and a local shop was making replacements at about $60 a piece. I saved heap of old ones and ran a test, I bronze welded the inside, 3 jawed it and bored to size, face, turn round and face again. Came in at under $20 each.
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