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    Followed a drunk driver yesterday. They slid through an intersection off the road, backed into traffic, and then proceeded to weave off the road, across the yellow line repeatedly. Called the cops with their plate number and make. Probably didn't get caught.
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    Yeah, shitty day. I guess it helps you appreciate the good ones more. Nice when you run into a good cop. There are some out there.
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    Cobleskill replied to a thread Stihl 462 in Chainsaws!
    They just get tired or crap out completely?
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    3 Days Ago
    The inside of tires seem like they have some kind of sealer or compound on them. Much smoother and not blacken your hands like the exterior. If there is a danger one could put some kind of coating over the rubber.
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    4 Days Ago
    A family used to live around the corner we were close to. He had a team of Percherons he took my Mom for a buggy ride. She was thrilled. When his wife died he carried the casket on a wagon to the cemetary. He died not long after and his son did the same for his Dad.
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    5 Days Ago
    Probably have to reinforce the box so they don't blow through. They are a hell of a deal. I am surprised more companies don't ship that way. Fed Ex sucks in my area.
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    Walking out by the road after dark tonight. I could see some motion from a passing car. Couple deer in the front yard were grazing on acorns. They went across the road and waited for the commotion to go away. Pretty sure they came right back. I saw tracks along the road this spring. Wondered why they would be walking down the shoulder. Figured out the town puts so damn much salt on the road the shoulder is a big salt lick.
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    6 Days Ago
    It might take the temper out of steel. I have heated brake bleeder screws, sometimes more than once, and they come out without breaking. I used to dread those frozen little suckers. I replace them with new. Never damaged anything doing it so far.
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    6 Days Ago
    Seriously you guys working on equipment need to try the heat quench magic. Like the check plug in a rear end with the 1/2" square plug recess. I have had them rounding out from being stuck so tight and salt induced scale. Heat that sucker up to orange and spray with water. Some things might need a rinse and repeat, but magic will happen.
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    6 Days Ago
    What's that one of those monster quarry truck tires cut?
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    1 Week Ago
    Yes. I think so as well. Won't hurt to try though as his options are limited at the moment.
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    1 Week Ago
    It takes quite a bit of practice to get good at it though. The iron worker knows how for sure. I think I would give the drill a whirl. If the bolts aren't real hard the hole is already started and centered with the allen wrench recess. Worth a shot.
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    1 Week Ago
    Heating the threaded side of the bolt to orange and then quenching works magic. propane won't get it that hot. The bolts might be too hard for easy drilling. Worth a try.
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    Cobleskill replied to a thread milling thread in Chainsaws!
    Inspiring, both. What is the deals on the bottles in the milk crate?
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    Cobleskill replied to a thread Three Word Story in Odds and Ends
    to the outer
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    Hey, they all weren't or aren't dirty hippies.
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    Cobleskill replied to a thread Three Word Story in Odds and Ends
    Some were crazy
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    Cobleskill replied to a thread Three Word Story in Odds and Ends
    The Mad Hatter
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    1 Week Ago
    Turn your cell phones in? Sounds kind of radical.
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    1 Week Ago
    That was 220 volts. Welds good.
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    1 Week Ago
    It looks like something arced between the two hot screws. I can't see what from the pics, but it should have a pretty good burn mark on whatever it was.
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    1 Week Ago
    The white wires are crimped together for the same reason the black ones are. They go on to another box in the circuit. They jump from one box to the next until you reach the limit of how many you are allowed.
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    My guess, and I think Al will chime in here with more knowledge than me, is you have two legs feeding the old plug. I think they have a connector you can remove that jumps juice to the other plug. That way you can have constant current on one plug and switch the other. They probably thought they could up the capacity by doing the red on a different breaker. GFCI probably don't have that removalble jumper so what you have is a dead short wired the way you have it. And like has been said, I bet taping up the red will make it work. Al????
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