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Just a place to chew the FAT #176 02/10/2019 12:20 PM
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Here you go DOC


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Re: Just a place to chew the FAT [Re: JIM] #182 02/10/2019 08:47 PM
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Wow... cozy little corner for fat chewing. Now if I just had a few more teeth left.
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Re: Just a place to chew the FAT [Re: JIM] #185 02/10/2019 09:53 PM
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I got bored today so I dug out the old wood splitter. To my amazement It fired right up. been sitting 5 years.

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Re: Just a place to chew the FAT [Re: JIM] #186 02/10/2019 09:57 PM
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Re: Just a place to chew the FAT [Re: JIM] #191 02/10/2019 11:09 PM
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Quite the can crusher. Sad to see thosd freon tanks crushed given how expensive spare air tanks have gotten, even at HF.
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Did you look at the other Artzybasheff pics? Boris Artzybasheff pics

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Re: Just a place to chew the FAT [Re: JIM] #193 02/10/2019 11:14 PM
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By the end of summer I'll have another 20 or so


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Re: Just a place to chew the FAT [Re: JIM] #194 02/10/2019 11:15 PM
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I usually get a couple empties a month. Been giving them to the scrap guy just to get rid of them.


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Re: Just a place to chew the FAT [Re: JIM] #195 02/10/2019 11:17 PM
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I was using one, but got an lp tank,--in fact 2 tanks, one the standard camper/grill 20 pound size and one 100 pound size. They hold more air. I push the big one around on hand truck or on a yard wagon. It is nice to take on road trip due to holding a lot more air. I use the smaller one around here to take air to the machine shed for the slow leaking skidloader tire. thanks; sonny


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Re: Just a place to chew the FAT [Re: JIM] #196 02/10/2019 11:20 PM
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All the new Freon bottles are 1 way out only. they have integrated a check valve into the tank valve to prevent people from reusing them.


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Re: Just a place to chew the FAT [Re: JIM] #198 02/10/2019 11:28 PM
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Originally Posted by JIM
All the new Freon bottles are 1 way out only. they have integrated a check valve into the tank valve to prevent people from reusing them.


So drill and braze pipe fittings. Paint them black and mount them in banks as a solar water heater. wink
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Re: Just a place to chew the FAT [Re: Doc] #199 02/10/2019 11:36 PM
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All the new Freon bottles are 1 way out only. they have integrated a check valve into the tank valve to prevent people from reusing them.


So drill and braze pipe fittings. Paint them black and mount them in banks as a solar water heater. wink
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I've been using them for hydraulic tanks on every thing. Back hoe the splitter and the fork lift.


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Re: Just a place to chew the FAT [Re: JIM] #200 02/10/2019 11:56 PM
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Re: Just a place to chew the FAT [Re: JIM] #201 02/11/2019 12:18 AM
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Re: Just a place to chew the FAT [Re: JIM] #202 02/11/2019 03:33 AM
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Hey guys, just found a really cool planitarium site. Worth a look. 100,000 stars.
Planitarium site

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And if that isn't cool enough try this: fire breathing smoke vortex in a bubble

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Re: Just a place to chew the FAT [Re: JIM] #203 02/11/2019 08:17 AM
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gotta watch out for that stuff Doc... you end up getting sucked in for hours watching the next one then the next etc.


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Re: Just a place to chew the FAT [Re: JIM] #210 02/11/2019 01:17 PM
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Great one Jim! I could a kid saying that! LOL!!! Virginia got a chuckle out of it too! On the new tanks, I can see them changing it so no re-use, That reduces liability on their part, and in todays world that is a big thing! ---like you said, they make great no or low pressure res.


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Re: Just a place to chew the FAT [Re: sonny] #219 02/11/2019 06:16 PM
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They used to sell kits at Northern to use the darn things as air tanks. Costs us Refrigeration guys money to dispose of the cylinders because you can't just throw them away. I accumulate them for a while then dig the can splitter out... that's what it is now that we don't burn wood any more. I built that thing about 27 years ago. We just got natural gas 5 years ago so With the 95% efficient furnace it's cheaper to keep the house at 78 than it is to work the wood to keep it at 68 with the wood stove. it's been modified to burn gas logs for aesthetics. It's a Vermont castings Defiant and you can burn it open like a fireplace.

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Re: Just a place to chew the FAT [Re: JIM] #221 02/11/2019 08:02 PM
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I think I got several from Northern and used the Freon tanks a lot! BUT after they all grew legs and left home, I made up 1 lp tank to carry with me. The bigger one goes with me when I go to the farm.
Your stove is nice! ----- Doc is probably watching bubbles or stars! LOL!!! checked his links, quite interesting!


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Re: Just a place to chew the FAT [Re: sonny] #222 02/11/2019 08:08 PM
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Originally Posted by sonny
I think I got several from Northern and used the Freon tanks a lot! BUT after they all grew legs and left home, I made up 1 lp tank to carry with me. The bigger one goes with me when I go to the farm.
Your stove is nice! ----- Doc is probably watching bubbles or stars! LOL!!! checked his links, quite interesting!

Yeah I need to check that out on the PC Phone was tough to see what was going on


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Re: Just a place to chew the FAT [Re: sonny] #223 02/12/2019 09:00 AM
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Originally Posted by sonny
Doc is probably watching bubbles or stars!


Caught me....

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Re: Just a place to chew the FAT [Re: JIM] #224 02/12/2019 09:07 AM
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🤣🤣🤣


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Re: Just a place to chew the FAT [Re: JIM] #225 02/12/2019 10:51 AM
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Originally Posted by JIM
🤣🤣🤣


Well I see the smiles from my phone don't look like smiles on the
computer


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Re: Just a place to chew the FAT [Re: JIM] #231 02/12/2019 08:09 PM
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well take that back.....guess it depends on the computer


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Re: Just a place to chew the FAT [Re: JIM] #232 02/12/2019 08:20 PM
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Different units see stuff in a different way. At least that's what we have found.


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Re: Just a place to chew the FAT [Re: JIM] #233 02/12/2019 08:28 PM
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All about the software brother


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Re: Just a place to chew the FAT [Re: JIM] #234 02/12/2019 08:37 PM
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Colon, left parenthesis = smile semicolon, left parenthesis = wink
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Re: Just a place to chew the FAT [Re: JIM] #238 02/12/2019 08:47 PM
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BUBBLES...…..


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Re: Just a place to chew the FAT [Re: JIM] #244 02/12/2019 10:12 PM
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BUBBLES...…..


"Star" is Jeenie Craine, scene from movie "Margie". Image selected for being tame but suggestive. wink
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Re: Just a place to chew the FAT [Re: Doc] #250 02/14/2019 02:17 AM
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They make good gas tanks too...……..some assembly required...…...

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Review of automotive repair skills...

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Re: Just a place to chew the FAT [Re: Doc] #252 02/14/2019 09:54 AM
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Originally Posted by Doc
Review of automotive repair skills...

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What in tarnation ?????


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Re: Just a place to chew the FAT [Re: JIM] #254 02/14/2019 10:39 AM
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What? You never saw duct tape used on a differential carrier before?
(I suspect it was a temporary fix, made out in the boonies with hope of just getting back to town. Most diif carriers are cast, not conducive to welding when broke.)
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What? You never saw duct tape used on a differential carrier before?
(I suspect it was a temporary fix, made out in the boonies with hope of just getting back to town. Most diif carriers are cast, not conducive to welding when broke.)
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I don't know of any tape that holds up in oil of any kind. I don't know of any tape strong enough to hold a carrier together.
MAYBE hold in the pins for the spider gears. I had the retainer screw back out and drop one of those pins on my truck. There wasn't any taping that together at all. The carrier exploded.


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Okay folks... time to drop in a truly inspirational video. Don't know how many of you will have heard of Jeri Elsworth. She is a truly amazing self taught electronics engineer. The link is from a recent talk she gave as keynote speaker at a ham radio convention (think in California). Having lucked out on having some great mentors along the way and having been a mentor to quite a few techs myself her story sounds all too familiar in oh so many ways. If you've got a spare hour and a half give it a watch.

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Re: Just a place to chew the FAT [Re: JIM] #507 03/11/2019 09:26 AM
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WHAT'S WRONG WITH THIS PICTURE? This is why I like to have a garden. No genetically engineered stuff in it. Pretty bad to buy Fresh on the vine tomatoes and have them sprouting.

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Never saw that before! WOW!! ----Ya we grow our own, also process and store it. At least when you grow your own you have a little control over things. Can't do anything bout the seed to start with but you can harvest at the right time.


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That is downright creepy!

Re: Just a place to chew the FAT [Re: JIM] #526 03/13/2019 03:42 AM
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Been poking around on OLD old site via the "wayback machine" samples on archive.org. Very frustraiting! You can't log in, because it isn't an active dite. MOST links simply just don't work. Still it is tantalizing.

Found Terry joined old old site like 15 days before I did (May 12 2009 vs May 27 2009). CJMAC (Chris) joined Nov 30 2008. Mdlawnguy Dec 8 2005.... but you have to get that from posts because you can't get to user list not being signed in. Tom joined Feb 21 2006. A lot of names have just gone away. Katie, Oldcowhand, bobodu, Stan.... remembered once seen but otherwise just lost.
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Originally Posted by Doc
A lot of names have just gone away. Katie, Oldcowhand, bobodu, Stan.... remembered once seen but otherwise just lost.
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Stan moved to Florida and was heard from a couple times whilst hot-rodding golfcarts; that curmudgeon bobodu married the girl of his dreams and hasn't been heard from since

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that curmudgeon bobodu married the girl of his dreams and hasn't been heard from since


Oh.... so he married the Gold wing?
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