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How about a forum for parts and special tools required?
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houdini1953 Offline
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How about a forum for parts and special tools required?
I wonder why there is not a forum that people can post where they have good deals on part suppliers and tools required to work on projects?

Do you know how hard it is to find a 1/8" NPT tap or really any tap like !/4"NPT or the plastics or gaskets or O rings it would in my mind be a great forum with the most up to date shipping costs (if any) and so on.

Being unemployed at the moment I need all the help I can get. I still have an internet connection and can find good deals ( what else can I do without a job), but it would seem that those experimenting with this would like to have others try it and use it and give results instead of being frustrated looking for material and tools.
(This post was last modified: 11-11-2009 03:29 PM by houdini1953.)
11-11-2009 03:23 PM
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RE: How about a forum for parts and special tools required?
Since the technology is not standardized a whole forum devoted to this subject may not fly, but since you're testing your idea on this thread first, why not offer some of your sources and perhaps others will do the same?

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11-17-2009 11:30 AM
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RE: How about a forum for parts and special tools required?
McMaster-Carr has pretty much almost everything I've ever needed. I can get lots of stuff local, but they are a great backup. One thing they don't have is the stainless sheet for plates. I've gotten plastic sheet, rubber gaskets, special bolts, float switches, taps, dies, all sorts of stuff. Also all the plastic hose fittings you could ever need. They aren't the cheapest, but they do offer quality stuff. I'd say that if they don't have it - you don't need it!

http://www.mcmaster.com



Enco is good too for machining supplies. Drills, taps, etc. If you search on the web you can find the code for free shipping. It changes monthly.

http://www.use-enco.com


Fastenal has all sorts of stuff too.

http://www.fastenal.com



Stainless sheet.
316L -
http://www.onlinemetals.com
Lots of places sell sheet, but they are the ones I've used for all my metal needs. They will cut sheet to order. Not specific sizes for individual plates, but having 4 12" x 12" sheets is much easier to work with than one big sheet.


Buy a good set of Aviation tin snips for cutting the stainless sheet. I use 24 guage stainless and my snips from Midwest tool still honestly look like new, with no play in them. Made in USA also. Think I got them at Sears.


Beyond tin snips, a drill press, glue gun, soldering iron, miter saw, and hand tools that about all I've used.

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11-18-2009 02:25 PM
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RE: How about a forum for parts and special tools required?
I overlooked this. This topic has already has been made a sticky in the "General Support" Section.

http://www.fuel-saver.org/Thread-Is-ther...er-section

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11-26-2009 04:46 AM
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RE: How about a forum for parts and special tools required?
if you have a compressor get a die grinder with a tungsten carbide bit, they never wear out. dremmel makes them also.

find a company that stamps or cuts sheet metal for a particular product.
often it is easier to give you some scraps then take to scrap yard.
i used to get all the stuff i wanted free.
stainless is very expensive to buy new but lousy if you trade it in for money..
11-26-2009 09:25 PM
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