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Forum: Conservation 11-07-13, 10:46 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 6,575
Posted By toolingjim
We built an enclosure like this a couple of years...

We built an enclosure like this a couple of years ago for my father-in-law. We used 2" foamboard insulation, foamboard adhesive, and a few drywall screws. Spend the money on the special adhesive:...
Forum: Lawn and Garden 07-07-11, 07:41 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 9,247
Posted By toolingjim
Many years ago (1990ish) I read about a grass...

Many years ago (1990ish) I read about a grass that was found on the Canadian prairie. It was called something like buffalo or prairie grass. It seeded itself, resisted insects, crowded out weeds,...
Forum: Lawn and Garden 06-07-11, 03:52 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,239
Posted By toolingjim
Weed Dog, Never even noticed the rectifier...

Weed Dog,

Never even noticed the rectifier in the description. That means that $40 plus shipping gets you a 1 horse power unit.
My offer of machining help stands if you need an adaptor. With...
Forum: Lawn and Garden 06-06-11, 02:59 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,239
Posted By toolingjim
Weed Dog, Sounds like you have a good...

Weed Dog,

Sounds like you have a good project there. Two thoughts: If you are willing to go to dc, you might look at Surplus Center Surplus Center - Hydraulics, Engines, Electrical and More...
Forum: Introductions 12-08-10, 09:21 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,436
Posted By toolingjim
Holding work like that is definitely a two pipe...

Holding work like that is definitely a two pipe problem, Watson. The vise might be adequate with a bit of help. You might stabilize the stock by making a weldment or boltup that can clamp to the top...
Forum: Introductions 12-08-10, 12:23 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,436
Posted By toolingjim
Yeah, I was in that mode for a long time-- make...

Yeah, I was in that mode for a long time-- make the tool, to make the tool, to make the tool... I finally got past it awhile back except for special tooling.
I am also a gun nut. Haven't done much...
Forum: Introductions 12-07-10, 09:51 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,436
Posted By toolingjim
Maybe you are younger. I'm 58, just changed my...

Maybe you are younger. I'm 58, just changed my profile to show that. My reading is mainly internet these days, mostly because books have gotten expensive and I'm out of shelf space.
My machine...
Forum: Other Improvements 12-04-10, 11:01 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 4,303
Posted By toolingjim
Can Roofing Improve Insulation?

I will be having a new roof installed in the spring. It will be a complete tearoff with new valley and ice damming flashing. I have not installed a roof in over 20 years, so I need to know if there...
Forum: Introductions 12-04-10, 10:39 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,436
Posted By toolingjim
A Belated Introducton

Greetings to EcoRenovator! This introduction will be a little different than most, first because I'm not exactly a new member, and second because I am not in any way shape or manner an...
Forum: Lawn and Garden 08-15-10, 05:11 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 8,257
Posted By toolingjim
Well folks,the electric mower project just went...

Well folks,the electric mower project just went on indefinite hold when the transaxle froze up while mowing the back yard today. I had made some temporary repairs last year while unemployed, so I...
Forum: Lawn and Garden 07-24-10, 05:58 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 8,257
Posted By toolingjim
As I mentioned in another post I guess I have to...

As I mentioned in another post I guess I have to go back to school to get the various mechanical and electrical relationships straight in my head. Fortunately I have the University of the Internet...
Forum: Lawn and Garden 07-24-10, 05:43 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 8,257
Posted By toolingjim
I'm not mixed up, just ignorant (grin). I was...

I'm not mixed up, just ignorant (grin). I was analogizing from ac motors, where doubling the voltage will cause much heat and rapid loss of the magic smoke. I know volts x amps = watts = horsepower,...
Forum: Lawn and Garden 07-24-10, 04:32 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 8,257
Posted By toolingjim
No joy. This is a one blader. I think 32" or...

No joy. This is a one blader. I think 32" or thereabouts is where the single blade maxes out. I would guess centrifugal force and tip speed starts getting a bit high at that point. I know the Toro...
Forum: Lawn and Garden 07-23-10, 06:54 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 8,257
Posted By toolingjim
Can you explain how the controller you are...

Can you explain how the controller you are talking about works? The only motor control systems I am familiar with are stepper motor controls and variable frequency drives for three phase ac. Is this...
Forum: Lawn and Garden 07-22-10, 10:59 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 8,257
Posted By toolingjim
These motors seem to be readily available from...

These motors seem to be readily available from Surplus Center (Burden Sales Co.) at half the price of other sellers and $50+ cheaper than even Ebay sellers.

My post count does not allow me to post...
Forum: Lawn and Garden 07-21-10, 11:57 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 8,257
Posted By toolingjim
Another electric riding mower

I've been kicking around the idea of electrifying my riding mower in a manner similar to the one Daox has done. Rather than hijack his thread, I decided to start this one to put my ideas out there...
Forum: Lawn and Garden 06-06-10, 09:52 PM
Replies: 364
Views: 250,630
Posted By toolingjim
New member here. I just finished reading your...

New member here. I just finished reading your thread on the electric mower. I am considering doing the same with my old Toro 8-32. I saw the pic you posted early on of your property. I was wondering...
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