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Smart Inverters

10/22/2021
posted in Electrical Engineering
by Saulo
It is great to know there is under development a sort of inverters adequately designed to smartly interact with the grid, considering the behaviour of...
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Last comment 10/24/2021 by SolarEagle
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What Kind of Plastic is This?

10/22/2021
posted in General Discussion
by BruceFlorida
Craftsman screwdrivers oxidize (I assume) with a white film that can be scraped off with your fingernail leaving a smooth surface. I have noticed this...
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Last comment 10/25/2021 by Nigh
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Machining an Internal Acme Thread...Mill? Or Tap? Simple? Or Tricky?

10/21/2021
posted in Manufacturing
by Out of Box Experience
Have any of you fine folks ever worked with Acme threads? I'm going to have to get some 3/4-6 Acme internal threads put through a small 1" thick 304 S...
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Last comment 10/22/2021 by BruceFlorida
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From the Toilet to the Tap

10/21/2021
posted in General Discussion
by HiTekRedNek
With modern treatment technology waste water can be recycled as potable water. Some places are already adding recycled water to their potable water....
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Last comment 10/24/2021 by jmueller
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Green Washing Your Brain

10/21/2021
posted in General Discussion
by IQ
With all this green energy promotion and brain washing that we need more solar and wind power to save the world, what to you does the following mean:...
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Last comment 10/24/2021 by lyn
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Splice Plate Design

10/20/2021
posted in Civil Engineering
by Out of Box Experience
Is there a general Rule of Thumb for designing splice plates (bolted) for rectangular aluminum tubing? I mean, as far as length of the plate and/or nu...
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Burning Hydrogen

10/20/2021
posted in General Discussion
by NSS
Burning Hydrogen, Ok, we all know that Hydrogen can be a great source of energy, if we ever find a way to safely store a decent amount of it easily....
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Last comment 10/22/2021 by NSS
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Do We Have to Breathe to Live?

10/19/2021
posted in General Discussion
by HiTekRedNek
Here is an interesting link that may be the first baby steps to a totally integrated mammal/plant organism that make it's own oxygen and absorbs it's...
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Last comment 10/21/2021 by redfred
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FT8 for DX Communications with Low Power

10/18/2021
posted in Software & Programming
by StandardsGuy
WSJT-X is said to provide the FT8 protocol for digital Amateur Radio communications. FT8 is said to receive signals 19 dB below the background noise....
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Last comment 10/22/2021 by Randall
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When Historically Correct is Historically Stupid

10/17/2021
posted in General Discussion
by canadianslidewinder
In building restoration work, a common stipulation is that the work be historically correct. Sometimes however, this is a misguided directive. It igno...
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Last comment 10/19/2021 by IQ
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Zero Carbon Energy Production

10/14/2021
posted in General Discussion
by Lehman57
"The world's hugely encouraging clean energy momentum is running up against the stubborn incumbency of fossil fuels in our energy systems. That was a...
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Last comment 10/24/2021 by SolarEagle
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Earth Bonding in Low Voltage Bonding

10/13/2021
posted in Electrical Engineering
by Anonymous Poster
We have designed a Low voltage electrical distribution panel which has AC as well as DC. AC voltage limit is 415V DC voltage Limit is 150V This Pan...
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Last comment 10/24/2021 by 67model
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New Interest in the New Edge? The Mk 1 Ford Focus Seems to Be Attracting Admirers Lately

10/21/2021 posted in Hemmings Motor News Blog
by dstrohl
It seems British gearheads have rediscovered the first-generation Ford Focus in the past six to eight months. Perhaps the uptick in interest is becaus...
10/21/2021 Views: 49, Comments: 0
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Why Were There Field Support Buses All Over Chicago in the ’80s and ’90s?

10/20/2021 posted in Hemmings Motor News Blog
by dstrohl
On side streets and under the L, they sat like discarded props from an ’80s post-apocalyptic B-movie. Metal screens covered or entirely replaced...
10/20/2021 Views: 110, Comments: 3
Last comment 10/21/2021 by Brave Sir Robin
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That Great Old Tire Look

10/19/2021 posted in Hemmings Motor News Blog
by dstrohl
Remember those great old Firestone gold-line Indy tires? Those real wide ones that look great on GT40s and Shelbys and just about any track car, pre-1...
10/19/2021 Views: 104, Comments: 0
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Prove Me Wrong: SUVs Are the New Station Wagons and, Thus, Future Collectibles

10/18/2021 posted in Hemmings Motor News Blog
by dstrohl
Millions of American kids grew up in the back of station wagons—big full-frame long-roof machines with tailgates designed for ease of loading an...
10/18/2021 Views: 87, Comments: 11
Last comment 10/20/2021 by Autobroker
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Not Happy with the Death of the Manual Transmission? Swap One In!

10/14/2021 posted in Hemmings Motor News Blog
by dstrohl
It seems rather absurd that manual-transmission enthusiasts get vociferous every time a manufacturer announces it's dropping the stick from a model li...
10/14/2021 Views: 120, Comments: 25
Last comment 10/23/2021 by Autobroker
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How Did You Start Your Muscle Car Life?

10/13/2021 posted in Hemmings Motor News Blog
by dstrohl
Full disclosure: your author harbors a slight fever for Henry Js. I'll stop whenever I see one. And I actually own a stocker with some mid-Fifties hot...
10/13/2021 Views: 72, Comments: 7
Last comment 10/20/2021 by SolarEagle
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The Manual Transmission Is (Almost) Dead, Long Live the Stick Shift

10/12/2021 posted in Hemmings Motor News Blog
by dstrohl
In some ways, the manual transmission stuck around much longer than it should have, given its replacement, the automatic, has lived alongside it for d...
10/12/2021 Views: 164, Comments: 12
Last comment 10/23/2021 by Autobroker
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Skirting the Rules: How Formula 1 Engineers Grappled with Ground Effects in the Early Eighties

10/11/2021 posted in Hemmings Motor News Blog
by dstrohl
Formula 1 generally appeals to two types of fans: those who love the pomp, the liveries, the personalities, and the drama and those who focus on the e...
10/11/2021 Views: 196, Comments: 2
Last comment 10/12/2021 by Rixter
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How and Why to Replace an Ammeter with a Voltmeter in a Vintage Mopar

10/07/2021 posted in Hemmings Motor News Blog
by dstrohl
It happened on the way to Chryslers at Carlisle. "The car was running great," Rowland George said of his 1971 Plymouth Road Runner. "About three hours...
10/07/2021 Views: 210, Comments: 5
Last comment 10/21/2021 by HiTekRedNek
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Sports Cars Need Three Pedals

10/06/2021 posted in Hemmings Motor News Blog
by dstrohl
The recent unveiling of the 2023 Nissan Z was a salve that soothed my irritated, beleaguered new-car enthusiast soul. Here is a fresh sports car whose...
10/06/2021 Views: 215, Comments: 19
Last comment 10/19/2021 by Autobroker
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Why the Death of the Stick Shift is Almost Irrelevant to the Classic Car Scene

10/05/2021 posted in Hemmings Motor News Blog
by dstrohl
I hear somebody, maybe Volkswagen, has announced the end of manual transmissions—with other manufacturers almost certain to follow suit. Honestl...
10/05/2021 Views: 100, Comments: 8
Last comment 10/06/2021 by Brave Sir Robin
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Why Do People - Including Seasoned Mechanics - Still Insist on Putting a Block of Wood Under a Car Battery?

10/04/2021 posted in Hemmings Motor News Blog
by dstrohl
For 99% of a 12 V lead-acid battery's service life, it sits on a metal shelf somewhere in your car, pushing electrons around with gleeful abandon. Tha...
10/04/2021 Views: 374, Comments: 9
Last comment 10/09/2021 by ronseto
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Daily-Driver Hero?

09/30/2021 posted in Hemmings Motor News Blog
by dstrohl
If you've been following the Hemmings Muscle Machines Weekly for awhile, you know that one of our favorite topics is the idea of daily driving a car t...
09/30/2021 Views: 67, Comments: 2
Last comment 10/19/2021 by JamesMauriello
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NYC Love Triangle (Oct. 2021 Challenge Question)

09/30/2021 posted in Challenge Questions
A woman who lives in Brooklyn has a boyfriend in Queens and another boyfriend in Manhattan. She loves them both equally. She is a realtor with an unp...
09/30/2021 Views: 726, Comments: 12
Last comment 10/04/2021 by Griffex
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Which Sixties Movie Hero Car Would You Choose for Your Dream Garage?

09/29/2021 posted in Hemmings Motor News Blog
by dstrohl
In our latest edition of This or That, we're continuing our selection of hero cars, though this time from blockbuster movies made in the Sixties. Ther...
09/29/2021 Views: 122, Comments: 2
Last comment 10/03/2021 by StandardsGuy
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