The belt on my bandsaw is slipping. I have tightened it as far as the
motor will move already. I decided to take it and get a new belt.
Now the good part. The lower wheel will have to be removed. It is
held on the shaft by a 26mm nut. Can't use an adjustable wrench
because the wheel protrudes around the nut. Of all the sockets I have
accumulated in the past 50 years, there is no 26 mm socket. I either
order a socket to fit the nut or cut off the flange that surrounds it.
I ordered a socket. It is probably made in Taiwan like the bandsaw.
Got to love those far-thinking Chinese.
A six point 1 1/8" might work (common), a 1 1/16" is closer but harder
to find. A 1" might be worth a try. Some of the impacts run a little large.
I needed a 16mm to remove a faucet a day ago. Every metric set I have
jumps from 15 to 17...
I've spent a lot of time lately in pawn shops looking through bins of
Damned faucet manufacturers seem to delight in making attachment 'non
standard', particularly when dealing with "cartridges" and their
I'm still waiting on Kohler to deliver parts for two, 12 year old
faucets, on the same vanity, which failed within days of each other.
Delta has a few tiers of quality, so you need to be aware of what you're
buying, most particularly when purchasing from the Home Depot, Lowes, et al.
It it's cheap, you are buying "cheap", not inexpensive. There's a big
One of the good things about using Kohler, as a builder, is that I can
leave the documentation with the homeowner in a "House Book", and
specifically let them know that Kohler generally keeps parts for years
for discontinued fixtures, which they will ship to you free of charge.
Kohler customer service is still relatively responsive compared to other.
Unequivocally they do not, but that does not mean they are worse, just
with more features, and thereby more complicated, which indeed causes
its own set of problems.
Like trying to buy a replacement mop head a year later.
Didn't know that, but it makes sense. I tend not to trust anything from
HD. Unfortunately it is the closest and I can bring stuff home hanging
out my car window and not worry...
The one I bought for the rental's kitchen came with a lifetime
guarantee. I thought, pretty good for $75. Maybe it means less than I
thought. I always ask what to stay away from and the sales people always
have definite opinions on that! One should never knowingly buy trouble.
I see that we are in the age of touchless faucets. Last trip out I saw
several selling for big markdowns.
On the other hand my bathroom faucet, circa 1929, is still going.
Nothing complicated in that! And metal outlasts plastic.
And washers are cheap. ;)
Then again, kitchens and bathroom are what sell houses, and women are
the tail that wags that dog.
Couldn't tell by me, but some kitchen and bath faucets/fixtures are
apparently sexier than others ... mostly directly proportional to the
price, and inversely proportional to longevity.
Put it on CraigsList. You'll probably find someone with a harvest
gold one to trade. ;-)
In our first house, all of the bathroom fixtures were yellow
(including a very nice porcelain cast iron tub). *NOTHING* goes with
yellow. We also had a harvest gold stove and avocado 'fridge but they
were easily replaced. ;-)
My dad's house (which he built) has aqua fixtures (tub, sink, toilet),
all Kohler, in the upstairs bath. Kohler had great style, even 60 years
ago. With that said, a blue toilet usually goes with nothing.
On 2/9/2014 6:36 PM, email@example.com wrote:
And, how many old homes have trashed the plaster and replaced with
shitrock? Plaster has a feel, texture and density that can't be
replicated. And nobody has mold problems with it as it has no cellulose.
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