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06-14-19, 07:03 PM
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Posted By Hal_S

Handle and battery for an industrial bar code...

Handle and battery for an industrial bar code scanner.

The cutting blade indicates that it was used at a receiving warehouse to cut open shrink-wrapped or strapped pallets and then inventory the...
Replies: 23
Views: 343
Posted By Hal_S

I've got several Brother Inkjet multi functions...

I've got several Brother Inkjet multi functions MFC-465cn, which prints to 1,200 DPI.

Great workhorse, replacement ink is usually $14 for a 20 pack of mixed colors tanks, usually 4 of each color...
06-11-19, 01:20 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 412
Posted By Hal_S

I'm thinking there may be roots slowing the flow...

I'm thinking there may be roots slowing the flow in the lateral pipe heading out to the main sewer.

When you flush the toilet, it "drops" a slug of water of significant weight quickly down the...
Replies: 8
Views: 271
Posted By Hal_S

With the photo rotated, it looks like it's a 12'...

With the photo rotated, it looks like it's a 12' x 10' shed.
That's three sections of 4' plywood, while the 8' dimension looks to have about a 2' gap.
Replies: 23
Views: 343
Posted By Hal_S

Remember the biggest cost of a printer will be...

Remember the biggest cost of a printer will be the ink or toner.

Printers that use toner are good for low volume because toner doesn't go bad.

Inkjet printers will dry out if not used for...
06-10-19, 11:02 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 412
Posted By Hal_S

Question - Are you on municipal water or on a...

Question - Are you on municipal water or on a private well?
Sometimes private wells will eventually hit a layer of water with a high sulfur content.
If so, the shower is where the smell is really...
Replies: 8
Views: 271
Posted By Hal_S

Don't panic. Question 1- Are you doing...

Don't panic.

Question 1- Are you doing "pre built" (having a shed delivered) or are you doing "stick built" (you're building it out of lumber) or something in-between (builder is delivering...
Replies: 18
Views: 420
Posted By Hal_S

And you can flash many old (cheap free) netbooks...

And you can flash many old (cheap free) netbooks to create a Chromebook.

I've got a HP MIni 210 for free, upgraded to a $25 120GB SSD drive, running a FREE Cloud-Ready-OS operating system.
...
Replies: 5
Views: 215
Posted By Hal_S

Recent Windows 10 updates take a good bit of disk...

Recent Windows 10 updates take a good bit of disk space, first step is running "Disk Cleanup" for local files, then run again for system files.

Make backups of files, and then run a command prompt...
Replies: 16
Views: 339
Posted By Hal_S

Eh? Use a drill block to pre-drill level and...

Eh? Use a drill block to pre-drill level and true pilot holes. Then switch to the larger bit and a drill block to drill a level and true hole.

A drill block is a piece of wood, generally a...
Replies: 18
Views: 420
Posted By Hal_S

Quick points- A touchscreen IS helpful if...

Quick points-

A touchscreen IS helpful if you get a "flipbook" (a laptop computer that has double hinges and essentially folds over on itself, disabling the keyboard and becoming a big tablet-...
Replies: 17
Views: 381
Posted By Hal_S

Unfortunately, I'm leaning towards "drain got...

Unfortunately, I'm leaning towards "drain got sheared off, tank was never drained, petcock isn't "CLOSED" it is blocked by gunk.
Replies: 12
Views: 594
Posted By Hal_S

Modern intake/exhaust computers are capable of...

Modern intake/exhaust computers are capable of making adjustments in basically real time, so you have MUCH more wiggle room to trade dollars for octane rating.
Replies: 13
Views: 535
Posted By Hal_S

SHORT If you have an existing Windows 10...

SHORT
If you have an existing Windows 10 computer use Marcrium to clone that hard drive, get new Windows-10 and MS Office licenses and you could be up and running in a few hours.

LONG
A few...
Replies: 13
Views: 535
Posted By Hal_S

Quick 2-cents here. I had a desktop HDD fail...

Quick 2-cents here. I had a desktop HDD fail back in January, so I've gone through the upgrade process for several older computers.
IF you are going to install Windows 10, you will find that you...
05-25-19, 05:56 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 985
Posted By Hal_S

Repair shop gets a motorcycle from a customer. ...

Repair shop gets a motorcycle from a customer.
Repair shop stays in business by identifying and fixing what's wrong with motorcycles.
Repair shop waits 3 days before checking whether it's...
Replies: 39
Views: 1,134
Posted By Hal_S

Most states have a network of "small claims...

Most states have a network of "small claims courts" which hear claims up to a $10k -$15k limit, throughout the local county or parish.

Above that dollar limit and you're probably in "county court"...
Replies: 4
Views: 155
Posted By Hal_S

I suspect that the 1/3 HP motor has just enough...

I suspect that the 1/3 HP motor has just enough power to drive the fan, BUT when you get a gust of wind, the RPMs drop, the fan stalls or slows, the current surges, and you trip the breaker.

I...
Replies: 14
Views: 255
Posted By Hal_S

SHORT 3,600 RPM vacuum cleaner motor @ 4:1...

SHORT
3,600 RPM vacuum cleaner motor @ 4:1 reduction = 900 RPM @ beater bar.
900 RPM beater bar @ 36:1 reduction = 25 RPM @ soil sifter.
4:1 pulley driving 36:1 pulley = 144:1 ratio.
3600 rpm...
05-13-19, 02:33 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 414
Posted By Hal_S

A 25' extension cord for 30 amp-4prong cord is...

A 25' extension cord for 30 amp-4prong cord is $120 from big-box-blue.
If you save enough on charging to be anywhere close to break-even, get it.
I would ALSO get a plastic cord-roller, get in the...
Replies: 14
Views: 255
Posted By Hal_S

Well,it's the newer no-bag air-swirly vacuums run...

Well,it's the newer no-bag air-swirly vacuums run the beater off the main motor.
See schematic below, right towards, bottom, motor #1, drives wheel #2, which drives belt #15, which drives beater...
Replies: 14
Views: 255
Posted By Hal_S

Yikes. - I can't see spending $160 for the motor...

Yikes. - I can't see spending $160 for the motor on a DIY gardening project.

Next garbage day, keep an eye out for people throwing out used vacuum cleaners. Average vacuum cleaner has a 12 amp...
05-11-19, 03:42 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 254
Posted By Hal_S

It looks like your average cut-too-many-corners...

It looks like your average cut-too-many-corners concrete-block wall-
The first course seems to be 1/2 way into the ground, so there's probably no foundation, just a trench with gravel and then...
Replies: 12
Views: 256
Posted By Hal_S

Those are standard "brush finished" mortar...

Those are standard "brush finished" mortar joints. (You use a long narrow brush to pack in and remove the excess mortar)

The OP can match the "exposed aggregate" look for a brushed joint by...
Replies: 12
Views: 256
Posted By Hal_S

https://www.doityourself.com/forum/attachments/bri...

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