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    e9999 replied to the thread welder advice (miller).
    Of course, it's all a matter of use and expectations. If one is a pro welder making money with the machine, then you can probably afford to (should?) buy a new-fangled machine every few years and long-term parts availability may be a moot...
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    e9999 replied to the thread welder advice (miller).
    Curious. I wonder about this notion that the big 2 (or 3) have lifelong support. Is that really true? Sure, the support will be better than a no-name chinese brand. I can believe that for sure. But can I buy parts for a 50 years old Miller...
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    e9999 replied to the thread welder advice (miller).
    if it's a big cylinder, that's worth a bit of money. But it may be worth checking that it would be accepted for refill at your preferred gas place (owned vs rented etc) and that it's still current (or you may need to have it hydroed).
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    yup, have used a couple of similar affairs. Very convenient. But could be quite heavy up top. You may want to check your local regulations if you plan to have them full on public roadways? (Although I would think that they would be...
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    e9999 replied to the thread Garmin...looks interesting.
    something to be said for not putting all your navigation eggs in one electron-whizzing basket...
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    e9999 replied to the thread Costco oscillating tool?.
    The powa o' Mud! Went to check my local Costco and sure enough, there were 4 left at $30. So got myself one to play with... Even if those blades are crappy and the thing is vibrating to no end, that seems to be an excellent deal. Thanks...
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    e9999 replied to the thread Does 7 pin charging go both ways?.
    that was a thread I started some years back, maybe 6 or 7, where I reported on some weird feed back into the dashboard. Try the likely keywords, as in this discussion.
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    e9999 replied to the thread Does 7 pin charging go both ways?.
    and even with a small wire, the towed battery can do weird things with the vehicle electronic systems. Like in some 100s, as discussed here.
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    e9999 replied to the thread Hammock vs ground tent.
    in defense of hammocks, my impression is that many people don't know how to use them properly and/or don't have good ones. (Short story: best to lay at an angle in a proper hammock.) Having said that, if weight and storage space and set up...
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    if you forgive me, I am not fully seeing the rationale there. It is true that a heavier object will be harder to accelerate than a light one with the same power. However, the heavier one will also have more inertia so once it gets going it's...
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    e9999 replied to the thread Costco oscillating tool?.
    thanks for the notes. It would be nice to know also what you think about in hand vibrations when you have a chance to check it out.
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    I would be surprised if you could put a pull pal in sand and it would not pull out or just move forward with a semi-serious winch tug... That thing does not have much cross sectional area. Somebody did that successfully?
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    Seems debatable that they would work well in deep sand. The dug-in spare tire seems like it should work better, but that also may not be enough in some cases. But I have not tried either personally so I stand to be corrected. Then again, at...
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    I see "YO" on the tires. If that's Toyo (I don't know), that's hardly a generic crap tire.
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    sure looks like the head is a separate piece on a column, so one would think it can be removed. On a side note, if the floor is hard, it's not very difficult to move heavy pieces of equipment with very little necessary hardware. I moved a...
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    everything I do with metal is art. I call it post-modernistic deconstructionist apocalyptic welds, cuts, and hole locations art. Everybody else calls it ugly as all hell. Idiotic art critics... I keep hoping it'll bring big bucks before...
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    e9999 replied to the thread Tow strap rating questions.
    Don't know much about East Coast mud, but seems like that should be fine loadwise unless maybe you are stuck in a bottomless mud hole to your doors, and what are the chances of that (so say the West coast guys... :) ) ? I would, however, not...
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    e9999 replied to the thread Costco oscillating tool?.
    So nobody here has used the actual Costco tool? Don't think I ever saw a solid review of it either.
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    e9999 replied to the thread Costco oscillating tool?.
    It's of course rather unrealistic to want cut metal a lot with this kind of tool, but I would hope that they have blades that can deal with the occasional nail without immediately self-destroying. Saw the thing back in my costco just a few days...
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    If this ever evolves into an actual event with organization, planning, etc; and is focused on 100s; then PM me and I'll see if I can sticky it.
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    from what I read, cars are unusually expensive in general in CR, though. Have you looked at other countries too?
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    I do make a point of going to the local flea market and often find nothing, sometimes one, rarely two tools worth buying at a great price. But those guys are pros and it's not that common that they would not know what something is really worth...
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    that's a nice-looking truck for at least 330,000 kms. Is that kind of condition common? Cuz it looks like that's listed at about or more than the annual average income for Costa Ricans from what I could (quickly) see. Hopefully not just an...
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    e9999 replied to the thread Sunroof broken / stuck! Advice?.
    good point, will look. Thanks.
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    5th grade is above my pay grade, but where exactly did you put those magnets and this wire, and how? Could the windings be oriented in such a way that things cancel out?
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