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comment How can I remove this stuck nut on my riding mower?
I didn't say that you may not be able to make it work. However one of the earliest lessons any craftsman learns is to use the right tool for the job. Doing otherwise leads to safety issues and total lack of respect for your tools. Period.
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comment How can I remove this stuck nut on my riding mower?
(continued from above) re-tightening the nut. The big advantage of a tool like this is that it applies the anti-rotation force in the same plane as the pulley and nut that you are trying to remove. Even better than dropping a steel rod through the hole in the pulley because if there is any distance from the pulley to where such steel rod engages some unmovable object there is risk of bending or cracking the pully.
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comment How can I remove this stuck nut on my riding mower?
There is a technique that I have used in a situation like that works especially well. Use another V-belt (either the used one or some other one that fits the pulley and make up a tool with a length of strong wood. This tool will use a piece of V-belt to go around the pulley with the ends of the belt attached to one end of the strong wood. If done correctly the the side of one end of the wood will lever against one side of the pulley with the belt pulling tight into the rest of the pulley slot. This tool can be used in the flipped over position to support (continued)
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comment How can I remove this stuck nut on my riding mower?
"Slipping a pipe over the handle of a tool" shows total lack of respect for your tools. The handle of the ratchet is designed to a strength to which the tool can provide reliable service. If the tool is not up to the job as-is then get a better tool. They specifically make beefier sockets and socket breaker bars for this reason. If a 3/8" drive is not going to cut it move up to a 1/2" tool set. Likewise if 1/2" is not enough they do make 3/4" drivers as well.
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comment Digital Shower Mixer with diverter(s)
(continued from above) below what even the Mira mixer can accept as the minimum input flow and pressure. I can see that your goal is to avoid the exorbitant cost of multiple mixers. However please consider this: With the state of affairs with fresh water supplies dwindling in many parts of the world products like Mira is offering should actually be banned and showers be made less desirable to spend time in as opposed to longer.
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comment Digital Shower Mixer with diverter(s)
First off.....I think your idea to feed three shower heads off one digital mixer is a bad idea. The main reason for saying that is because in all probability you would be unhappy with the results. The mixer is designed specifically with a particular show head and its flow control in mind. You try to pipe that off to three heads and the resulting flow out of each is likely to be pathetic. Keep in mind also that the piping to a typical shower installation may not even have the flow capacity to support three show heads. The added flow will create a pressure drop that may go (continued)
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comment Digital Shower Mixer with diverter(s)
More information is needed. Such as mixer model number and characteristics or a pointer to its data sheet.
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You wouldn't need a water heater of the water was already hot.
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comment Mixing two different primers?
@James - Your comment reads like an answer. Consider moving it to the answer box.
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comment How do I remove this stubborn ceiling light fixture?
Do you treasure that lovely fixture? I was tempted to post a picture of a baseball bat.
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