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Thanks Furd and Gosserwb - I don't have an arbor...

Thanks Furd and Gosserwb - I don't have an arbor press, so I'll just buy a new keyed chuck. The keyless is a convenience only until it doesn't work right and becomes a pain. So as for getting the...
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The teeth are worn a bit and the bearings...

The teeth are worn a bit and the bearings (assuming there's bearings in there) feel like they're a little worn too. You can feel them when you open and close the chuck. I've never taken one of these...
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Replacing Drill Press Chuck

Hi all. I need to replace the chuck on my drill press and want to know a couple things before I buy one. The press is an Intergram Machine Tool (1979 model) 3/4 hp, 12 speed, and has the original...
06-01-12, 09:04 AM
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Thanks Mitch. Fescue will be the only grass in my...

Thanks Mitch. Fescue will be the only grass in my yard. I like it here in So Cal because it tolerates the heat and drought conditions well, without going dormant in the winter. And who knows when...
05-31-12, 03:02 PM
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Is all tall fescue sod the same?

I live in San Diego and getting ready to buy tall fescue sod for my backyard and have read that the different suppliers have varying quality product.

Everywhere I turn, I see ads for Marathon I,...
05-07-12, 11:56 AM
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I found some pressure regulating spray bodies on...

I found some pressure regulating spray bodies on Rainbirds website. They're the "PRS" series and they control the head pressure to 30psi. I bought a bunch of these since they cost just a little more...
04-27-12, 10:32 PM
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Here's an update. I checked the psi at the spray...

Here's an update. I checked the psi at the spray heads (the last head on the lateral) and it was 55 psi. Everything I've read says 30-40 is best. Should I just leave things the way they are and lay...
04-23-12, 09:16 PM
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Posted By kevinf.

I stopped at my local landscaping store on the...

I stopped at my local landscaping store on the way home and picked up a tool to measure the psi at the head. It's a little plastic adapter that I screw into the top of the head (remove the nozzle...
04-23-12, 04:11 PM
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Posted By kevinf.

Thanks for the info Mike. I currently have...

Thanks for the info Mike.

I currently have three zones, sprays only. I'm just working with one of my three zones and it only has four heads intact (there was 9 just two weeks ago from the original...
04-23-12, 03:34 PM
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Yes, the hose bib is next to the main line. But 9...

Yes, the hose bib is next to the main line. But 9 gpm isn't very much water to work with, in fact, that would only allow for two 360 heads and one 180 head in the zone, at 30 psi. I know that the...
04-23-12, 02:27 PM
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Thanks Pilot Dane. I tested the gpm at the hose...

Thanks Pilot Dane. I tested the gpm at the hose bib near the main line feeding the irrigation. A 5 gallon bucket filled in 34 seconds and that adds up to 8.82 gpm. But doesn't the hose bib have a lot...
04-23-12, 02:01 PM
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How to figure out the maximum number of sprayheads on a zone?

I'm landscaping my backyard and working on the sprinkler system. I need to reposition the existing spray heads and add additional heads for the lawn I'm getting ready to put in. So that leads me to...
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Thanks BridgeMan. I'm using hot dipped galvanized...

Thanks BridgeMan. I'm using hot dipped galvanized brackets (Simpson CB-66HDG). I'm leaning towards placing the brackets just below the pavers so the footings will be concealed and the pavers can butt...
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Setting the footing height for pergola posts and pavers?

I'm getting ready to build a pergola and will mount the 6x6 red cedar posts onto Simpson Strong Ties (http://www.strongtie.com/products/connectors/LCB-CB.asp) and concrete footings. After the pergola...
02-29-12, 02:44 PM
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Thanks. I didn't think moving the irrigation...

Thanks. I didn't think moving the irrigation valve box and adding another valve was too difficult, but never doing it before, I wanted to make sure of this before I got myself in too deep.
02-29-12, 01:12 PM
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How to relocate my valve box?

I'm getting ready to have pavers put in my backyard and need to move my valve box about 25' from where it is now. I plan to put it along the side of my house where the water pipe that feeds the...
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Do you know where I can find generic handles?...

Do you know where I can find generic handles? This handle is cast iron with a hole on one end (about 3/4" diameter) that fits onto a steel shaft, secured with an allen screw.
I don't think Grainger...
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I need the right-side crank that raises/lowers...

I need the right-side crank that raises/lowers the platform. Mine broke off while moving it in the truck. Do you know if this is available anywhere?

Thanks.
12-01-11, 03:30 PM
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Posted By kevinf.

Yep, December doesn't have the same meaning in...

Yep, December doesn't have the same meaning in SoCal compared to most other parts of the country when it comes to weather.

Gunguy, thanks for your two cents.
12-01-11, 03:25 PM
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Posted By kevinf.

Thanks for you help Gunguy. You're advice will...

Thanks for you help Gunguy. You're advice will save me some $$.
12-01-11, 02:05 PM
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Posted By kevinf.

Pesticide granules on new unestablished lawn

I just laid down a new seeded lawn that hasn't sprouted yet. Yesterday, the pest control guy came by for his monthly service and put down pesticide granules directly on the lawn's surface. He left a...
12-01-11, 01:32 PM
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Posted By kevinf.

14g extension cords on a 20amp circuit

I'm putting up my xmas lights and have a question about safe usage of extension cords. I'm powering my lights with a 20amp circuit and some of the extension cords I'm using are 14g, and none of the...
10-03-11, 10:50 AM
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It's a brand of tall fescue sold in my local...

It's a brand of tall fescue sold in my local shops.
10-03-11, 10:34 AM
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Posted By kevinf.

What is a good shade tolerant grass?

Would anyone please give me recommendations for a good shade tolerant grass seed? I'm planting a new lawn in an area of my yard that gets about 3 hours of "direct" sunlight per day; I live in So....
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