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01-24-21, 08:13 AM
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Posted By GregH

On a 10" blade 24 teeth is fairly versatile. 40...

On a 10" blade 24 teeth is fairly versatile.
40 and 60 teeth remove quite a bit of material but could be a better choice if you want to reduce sanding on a finished piece.
I would suggest you get a...
01-12-21, 04:59 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 134
Posted By GregH

The stub coming out of the wall is in pretty...

The stub coming out of the wall is in pretty rough shape.
Was it once soldered at the end?
A slip on tub spout relies on an o-ring against the tube to seal the connection.
You can try fine sand...
Replies: 11
Views: 306
Posted By GregH

To remove that crimp collar you need to carefully...

To remove that crimp collar you need to carefully cut through the side of it from top to bottom.
A side grinder with a thin wheel trying not to damage the metal underneath it.
Or a hacksaw with a...
12-22-20, 05:54 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 583
Posted By GregH

I have the greatest respect for engineers and...

I have the greatest respect for engineers and have worked with many,
But, my relationship has always been a tradesman / engineer situation.
Regardless of how things "seem" you still working on this...
12-01-20, 11:10 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 210
Posted By GregH

i would add that both sections of a "dual"...

i would add that both sections of a "dual" capacitor are run capacitors.
Most a\c units use a run capacitor across the run and start windings to assist in starting.
Start capacitors need a relay...
11-21-20, 08:01 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 444
Posted By GregH

Hose diameter is your problem. 100 feet of 3/4"...

Hose diameter is your problem.
100 feet of 3/4" ID hose would deliver about the same pressure as what is at the spigot.
A 3/4" hose is pretty big and fairly costly but less expensive than a booster...
Replies: 6
Views: 493
Posted By GregH

The return bends in a coil are a weak point in...

The return bends in a coil are a weak point in the system.
The copper starts our being thick but thins when making the bends.
My experience is that if an original coil lasted many years in this...
Replies: 5
Views: 350
Posted By GregH

Just so you know, the effect of upsizing the...

Just so you know, the effect of upsizing the quick connect fittings would be insignificant.
For common air tools you can readily get 3/8" ID hose with 1/4" fittings that that would not restrict air...
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Views: 879
Posted By GregH

My experience with tire plugs is that they are a...

My experience with tire plugs is that they are a good DIY emergency repair but not as reliable as a patch put on the inside.
Replies: 9
Views: 207
Posted By GregH

Another solution is to use a 40 watt equivalent...

Another solution is to use a 40 watt equivalent led bulb that would consume about 5 watts of power.
Not sure what your rates are but at 10 cents/kw/h that bulb would cost 10 cents for it to be on...
Replies: 7
Views: 412
Posted By GregH

That appears to be a fairly delicate assembly...

That appears to be a fairly delicate assembly that might not respond well to rough handling.
Slow and easy with a Dremmel tool to grind the race and remove the pieces.would prevent damage.
06-02-20, 05:38 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 274
Posted By GregH

Ok. An evaporative cooler works on the basis of...

Ok.
An evaporative cooler works on the basis of evaporating water which will absorb heat as it evaporates.
If you were to cool the water that is suppose to evaporate it will cool less because the...
05-31-20, 05:44 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 592
Posted By GregH

You can check further if you take a clean folded...

You can check further if you take a clean folded square of paper towel and firmly wipe any possible surfaces that could be affected by the UV light.
There would be a noticable odor on the towel if...
05-29-20, 03:06 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 274
Posted By GregH

I don't think we can help you. The the benefit...

I don't think we can help you.
The the benefit of your idea escapes me and I do HVAC for a living.

You really need to consult those who you are referring to in the above quote.
05-29-20, 04:04 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 274
Posted By GregH

Thumbs up Welcome to our forums!

What you propose to do on the surface looks like a good idea but in practice would be pointless.
An evaporative cooler works on the principle that as water evaporates it removes heat from the air....
05-28-20, 08:41 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 592
Posted By GregH

UV light can decompose many synthetic and natural...

UV light can decompose many synthetic and natural materials .
A common thing affected by UV is the material that many air filters are made of and some types of mastic used for duct sealing.
Also,...
Replies: 9
Views: 762
Posted By GregH

Thumbs up Welcome to our forums!

Lots of questions here. :)

First off I don't think you would get the results you are hoping for by trying to polish the aluminum.
It would not look that great on a surface that has as much...
Replies: 9
Views: 318
Posted By GregH

A battery that is taken to zero volts may accept...

A battery that is taken to zero volts may accept a charge but will not have anywhere near it's original capacity.
Don't depend on it if you ever go into remote locations.
Replies: 6
Views: 417
Posted By GregH

In some cases there is a consideration when...

In some cases there is a consideration when determining pulley spacing.
Yow want them separated to maximize belt to pulley contact on the smaller pulley but not too far apart to prevent belt slap....
03-11-20, 05:07 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 318
Posted By GregH

It appears that the refrigerant lines go straight...

It appears that the refrigerant lines go straight into the house with no excess to allow you to swing them out of the way.
I can not see any creative way of avoiding having a tech come and...
12-28-19, 08:47 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 526
Posted By GregH

Vermiculite is where there is a major concern...

Vermiculite is where there is a major concern about asbestos.
If your rockwool was installed in the early fifties and older it could contain small traces but even if there is some it would be a...
Replies: 7
Views: 497
Posted By GregH

Welcome to our forums!

The "half gear"on the left is broken and half of it is missing.
It needs to be replaced.
12-04-19, 09:16 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 480
Posted By GregH

You do have a potential problem If your unit is...

You do have a potential problem
If your unit is installed correctly the fan draws air from the rear which is shown as the RH side and blows out the front.
A lot of the air that hits the wall in...
12-01-19, 06:24 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 771
Posted By GregH

Roughly speaking a motor like yours would use in...

Roughly speaking a motor like yours would use in the range of 500 mfd @ 370 volts.
It should start your motor under load.

You should note that the voltage rating of the capacitor is due to...
11-02-19, 11:08 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 338
Posted By GregH

That is a single pipe pneumatic thermostat. that...

That is a single pipe pneumatic thermostat. that uses air pressure to control a device.
It could be for air conditioning.
Do you know what it conttrols?

That T651A thermostat is line voltage...
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