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Even the simplest jobs can go to crap

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    Lifer
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    Re: Even the simplest jobs can go to crap

    To chase existing threads if you can't track down the right tap or chasing tap - buy a good quality bolt with the right thread and use either a hacksaw, file, or rotary cutter to put a few reliefs across several threads. Again - this is just for chasing threads, not cutting new ones...

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    Re: Even the simplest jobs can go to crap

    I got any and all the taps you might need. Let me know if you need help. My first thought was just put a auto radiator drain petcock in the pipe. Cheap easy fast.

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    Re: Even the simplest jobs can go to crap

    I was changing the brake pedal and pulled out one of the wires on the brake switch. NP, just have to find the soldering iron..... After two days of searching had to go buy another - which guarantees I'll find the original.

    So, yup, 20 minute job turned into days.....

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    Re: Even the simplest jobs can go to crap

    The existing threads seem fine when tested with a different bolt. Appreciate the offer, though.

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    Re: Even the simplest jobs can go to crap

    Quote Originally Posted by Garandman View Post
    ..., just have to find the soldering iron..... After two days of searching had to go buy another...
    I think I have 4 of them right now .

    A couple weeks ago, changing my oil. 3 filter wrenches located, but not the one that I need. I'm not buying another one. Resort to channel locks. Done. Putting my tools away when I'm done. There it is! I think it was just mocking me.

    I don't need more tools, I just need bigger tools, so I can find them more easily.

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    Re: Even the simplest jobs can go to crap

    Quote Originally Posted by Garandman View Post
    I was changing the brake pedal and pulled out one of the wires on the brake switch. NP, just have to find the soldering iron..... After two days of searching had to go buy another - which guarantees I'll find the original.

    So, yup, 20 minute job turned into days.....
    This is the same reason I have 3 chalk lines... After I bought the 3rd one I found the other 2 in the same frikken drawer of my toolbox...

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    Re: Even the simplest jobs can go to crap

    Sorry I hadn't noticed this before now. If you ever need something like this, I'm a guy who can still make a face like a machinist (at the very least) and have a fairly well-equipped machine shop in Worcester.

    I'm always willing to help. A simple donation of a craft-brewed lager, pilsner or IPA is all that is required for most jobs that require time and tools but no bought material. That which cost me money to do is a bit more than a beer.

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    Re: Even the simplest jobs can go to crap

    Nice, thanks for the offer. I'll keep it in mind next time I break something. Maybe tomorrow?

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