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Where do you buy your quick change drill bits?

Regarding quick change bits under 1/4" and especially under 1/8" - I don't go through an excessive number of drills but I'm thinking there's a more economical way to buy decent quality quick change...
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I'm not going for friction reduction as much as...

I'm not going for friction reduction as much as just keeping them from wearing excessively, especially since they're a crude form of bearing.
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What kind of lubricant for these bearings?

I'm fixing up an old twin sheave block and tackle and I'm wondering what would be a preferred type of lubricant given the type of bearings it has.

Since the bearings are somewhat open to the...
09-02-22, 07:19 PM
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Pete, do you mean to try leaving the flange on...

Pete, do you mean to try leaving the flange on the straight pipe and mate it to the disposal outlet? It doesn't seem like that would work.
09-02-22, 04:41 PM
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Kitchen drain: cut off pipe flange & use bevel washer?

The first photo below shows my current setup. I want to eliminate the P-trap by the disposal and run a straight pipe to the end outlet.

The second and third photos respectively show the current...
08-28-22, 10:26 PM
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Posted By ruauu2

What search term did you use? I spent a lot of...

What search term did you use? I spent a lot of time looking at image search for "farrier hammer" (among other terms) and found nothing like the one pictured above, including a non-split claw.

The...
08-28-22, 10:04 AM
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I was wondering if it was railroad related...

I was wondering if it was railroad related because I have collected a lot of antique railroad items over the last 50 years.
08-28-22, 09:14 AM
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I don't know for sure, but I've been under the...

I don't know for sure, but I've been under the impression (in my case) that they're getting in from outside and not from the drains inside the house.



Sounds like my neighbor :madhell:
08-28-22, 09:01 AM
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Posted By ruauu2

Agree on the phorid fly ID. If the...

Agree on the phorid fly ID.



If the writer was describing phorid flies, it's a misleading description.



That description is more like a phorid fly. They zip along the surface of the...
08-28-22, 08:22 AM
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Posted By ruauu2

The face is smooth.

The face is smooth.
08-27-22, 07:11 PM
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Posted By ruauu2

What kind of (old) hammer is this?

Overall length is 15.5". I looked at hundreds of images of hammers online and could not find a match. There is something stamped on the cheek but I can't make it out.
On the handle I can make out...
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I'm not clear on what the question/issue is. Do...

I'm not clear on what the question/issue is. Do you mean that you cannot pull the mower backward toward you? If that is the case:
That's normal for those units. Check your owner's manual and it will...
08-19-22, 09:15 PM
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Posted By ruauu2

It is uphill slightly, just not quite as much as...

It is uphill slightly, just not quite as much as it appears in the photo. Thank you, Pilot Dane.
08-19-22, 11:50 AM
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Baffle Tee: alternative setup?

Attached photo shows my current configuration. I am going to eliminate the 90 and P-trap at the disposal and straight-pipe to the end outlet tee.

My question: is there an alternative to using the...
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Posted By ruauu2

Marq1, I appreciate the response and the...

Marq1, I appreciate the response and the illustration, but the way it's worded is not clear to me. Are you indicating that the swivel is part of the jumper?
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Posted By ruauu2

Does the 'jumper' or 'short section of flexible...

Does the 'jumper' or 'short section of flexible hose' typically have a swivel at one end? Because if not, I would still end up with the same problem of not being able to connect the air hose reel...
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Posted By ruauu2

Connector for air hose reel?

I bought a retracting hose reel and I'm going to mount it in a location where I already have a pre-made hose with its factory connector attached to the wall.

I need to know what kind of...
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Thanks, that blade is 1.5" wide. I may be able to...

Thanks, that blade is 1.5" wide. I may be able to use that item for other things but what I need is a smaller blade - like for joining two 3/8" holes to make a slot.
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I want to use the blade manually, in a handle...

I want to use the blade manually, in a handle made for reciprocating saw blades. I often have a small task that a jigsaw could do but it would be much more convenient (and safer and quieter and less...
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Posted By ruauu2

Downstroke reciprocating saw blades?

Does anyone make a downstroke reciprocating saw blade? I'm looking for blades with a relatively fine tooth pitch for primarily for cutting wood but I have a need to metal cutting blades too.

I...
01-20-22, 07:38 AM
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Posted By ruauu2

It's very unlikely a reverse thread. My...

It's very unlikely a reverse thread.

My father taught me an old trick - if you can't loosen a screw, tighten it. Then attempt to loosen it. That's worked for me many times over the years.

Also...
12-19-21, 11:16 AM
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Posted By ruauu2

I thought a Pozidrive had four points like a...

I thought a Pozidrive had four points like a Phillips. The screws I have only have two, like a flat blade screwdriver.
12-19-21, 11:03 AM
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Posted By ruauu2

Robertson/square drive between R1 and R2?

I have a Kraloy PVC conduit body and the cover has screws with a combination slotted and square drive.

I know these drive types have been around for a long time, but I recently tried a square...
12-05-21, 06:34 PM
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Posted By ruauu2

I have a cheap ($40) meter that claims to do AC...

I have a cheap ($40) meter that claims to do AC current. What are the chances that meter will give a somewhat reasonable reading for AC current as low as 1.0 watt?
12-04-21, 04:28 PM
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Posted By ruauu2

Is there a better, accurate alternative to Kill A Watt?

I was ready to purchase a Kill A Watt until I saw many consecutive recent Amazon reviews about how they failed after a short time.

I'm not sure the Kill A Watt was what I wanted anyway, but for...
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