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So I am sure you all know to disconnect the negative battery cable first and reconnect it last. Once in a while you might just want to tighten one loose positive cable.

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Brand new medium heavy crane with a loose positive cable...

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My new to me, special dielectric extension and socket... LOL
 

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So I am sure you all know to disconnect the negative battery cable first and reconnect it last. Once in a while you might just want to tighten one loose positive cable.

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Brand new medium heavy crane with a loose positive cable...

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My new to me, special dielectric extension and socket... LOL

Jeezus H. Did your electrician train at a spaghetti factory?
 

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Jeezus H. Did your electrician train at a spaghetti factory?

Certainly not my electrical person. Medium duty and heavys are built at the factory as an incomplete unit. Then they are sent to an upfitter where the body, and in this case, the crane are installed.

This the handy work of the upfitter. Definitely makes swapping out worn batteries a challenge. If I was swapping batteries, I would re-dress the cables at that time.
 

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Generally don't buy new. Check for this reminded me why. Though should never need another.
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Do these generally go bad? I found one in either an auction-almost-junk-collections Or just a completely random place for one, and my gpa Has a nice torch set and he used it a lot since he was professional metal worker, but to me the throwing one away(prob older than both of us lol) seems strange unless it failed. The hoses were cut on the bottom so not sure what went on there.
 

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Do these generally go bad? I found one in either an auction-almost-junk-collections Or just a completely random place for one, and my gpa Has a nice torch set and he used it a lot since he was professional metal worker, but to me the throwing one away(prob older than both of us lol) seems strange unless it failed. The hoses were cut on the bottom so not sure what went on there.
Unless destroyed ie, crushed, cut or bent, no they are fixable. The brand names are anyway, Victor, Smith Harris. Though parts are becoming hard to find and because of liability not readally avilable to the public consumer.
 

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Finally made my "new tool" trip to Harbor Freight. Thought today was a good day to do it.
Bought a few new tools.
Got a whole big set of battery tools, figured it was time to convert from corded.
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Got a 1/2 inch impact, 3/8 impact, 1/4 inch hex impact, regular drill driver, grinder, a charger, a few extra batteries, and big bag to hold them all. All Bauer brand
Also got some other things I really needed.
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That was quite the bill. But I got 20% off because of the day.
 

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Finally made my "new tool" trip to Harbor Freight. Thought today was a good day to do it.
Bought a few new tools.
Got a whole big set of battery tools, figured it was time to convert from corded.
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Got a 1/2 inch impact, 3/8 impact, 1/4 inch hex impact, regular drill driver, grinder, a charger, a few extra batteries, and big bag to hold them all. All Bauer brand
Also got some other things I really needed.
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That was quite the bill. But I got 20% off because of the day.

Do yourself a favor...Go buy some of the tire filler from Wal-Mart, and replace the air in your 10 inch tires you have there. I can't remember the name of the stuff, it's like a green slim stuff. I put it in my HF tires 3 years ago. They have never gone flat.
 

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Do yourself a favor...Go buy some of the tire filler from Wal-Mart, and replace the air in your 10 inch tires you have there. I can't remember the name of the stuff, it's like a green slim stuff. I put it in my HF tires 3 years ago. They have never gone flat.
Hmm, interesting. I may do that, thanks.

I bought those for my engine stand. Bought a nice newish one at the flea market a few weeks ago for 40$, but it didn't have any wheels. Figured I could weld those to it, that way it can go over dirt and grass without getting stuck, like the little tiny metal wheels on my other stand do.
 

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Hmm, interesting. I may do that, thanks.

I bought those for my engine stand. Bought a nice newish one at the flea market a few weeks ago for 40$, but it didn't have any wheels. Figured I could weld those to it, that way it can go over dirt and grass without getting stuck, like the little tiny metal wheels on my other stand do.

Be careful with that. If you just weld them to the bottom of the rails, I think it will be very easy to tip over with an engine on it. It may be worthwhile to weld on some outriggers, so the new wheels can mount beside the rails.
 

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Finally made my "new tool" trip to Harbor Freight. Thought today was a good day to do it.
Bought a few new tools.
Got a whole big set of battery tools, figured it was time to convert from corded.
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Got a 1/2 inch impact, 3/8 impact, 1/4 inch hex impact, regular drill driver, grinder, a charger, a few extra batteries, and big bag to hold them all. All Bauer brand
Also got some other things I really needed.
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That was quite the bill. But I got 20% off because of the day.
Those drill bits are cheap but the sher number and sizes make them a very good value especially for softer metals but I did drill some frame holes with them on my trailer whihc was a 79 c20 frame when I mounted the jack with 2 wheels, also from HF. The extensions for the impacts, big ones, are good. The vinyl tape may leave some to be desired but they may also be good.

The power tools I hear are rather decent given their price point.
Do yourself a favor...Go buy some of the tire filler from Wal-Mart, and replace the air in your 10 inch tires you have there. I can't remember the name of the stuff, it's like a green slim stuff. I put it in my HF tires 3 years ago. They have never gone flat.
Tire slime? Nice new wheels with decent coatings and stuff, not a bad idea especially if the Wheels were made with sloppy tolerances at all.
 

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Be careful with that. If you just weld them to the bottom of the rails, I think it will be very easy to tip over with an engine on it. It may be worthwhile to weld on some outriggers, so the new wheels can mount beside the rails.
Good point. I planned on making it wider, and also cutting down the height of it so it's not as tall, because the wheels are going to make it about 8in taller.
 

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Good point. I planned on making it wider, and also cutting down the height of it so it's not as tall, because the wheels are going to make it about 8in taller.

Lol, your idea is much simpler than mine. Just cutting the height down should do the job just fine.
 

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Lol, your idea is much simpler than mine. Just cutting the height down should do the job just fine.
youre a thinker bucket remember that. Hes the man who can put a creative and productive improvement upon solid work. Coexisting is where things are done.

Something else encouraging as well!

Lol. I think like you on that.
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They didnt like him for thinking outside the box
 

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