Well, you've still got (most of) August... :) Good luck...
That's generally true out here, of course, as you're well aware--it's
been almost five years since we've had a general area-wide rain event
around this area.
We've some other ground in Harding County and son went by on the way to
pick up I40 on their way back to Raleigh -- it's lush down that way now,
too, from the pictures he took. It's 50 mi out of the way to get down
there from US56 and no way across except to back track or a nearly
unused county road that only follows section lines so really cuts of
very little mileage back towards Clayton anyway so we didn't take the
time this trip.
But, despite all the green grass now, no cattle to be seen--all the cow
herds already thinned to nearly nothing by the past 2/3 years.
Speaking of rain, looks like L.A. solved it's water shortage, let the
infrastructure crumble and you get plenty of water. ;~)
Interesting, in earth quake country, that the multi multi million
renovation of the GYM at UCLA did not consider the age and condition of
near by water mains. IIRC the cost was about what was spent to build
our base ball park. Ironic.
Finally saw an article last night that actually had some (hopefully
reasonably accurate) facts other than the "golly, gee! look at the
water!" kind of reporting. It was/is "only" a 30" main and 90 yo --
both slightly beyond moderate in the scale of things...said there is
about 200 mi of 60 yo and older distribution line in LA. Surprised
isn't more than that altho LA is pretty new for the most part.
NY in January had a 36" line break in Greenwich Village. That main was
put in in 1877. Much of the main feed system dates to roughly the same
time or even earlier and are as large as 14-ft diam. I think the oldest
aqueduct, the New Croton finished around 1890, is largely now replaced
altho still operational.
Yes, I didn't say that I was going to offer the seller the $685 asking
The fact that it doesn't look easy to move is a negative as well.
BTW, Wreckers, I had a few issues that got in the way of my woodworking
this summer (I haven't meant to be "distant",
and I had intended to make more sawdust!)
Looks like single phase and appears to be in, generally, good shape, to me.
If the person knows anything about tools, they should have posted what phas
e and more info about it. It appears to be in back of an SUV, makes me won
der about its acquisition, prior to its Craigslist posting. *I can't imag
ine loading something as that in an SUV.... must have been some unusual cir
cumstances, for that. It's not tied down, so I wonder what happens when t
hey turn a sharp corner, if they haven't removed it from the vehicle, yet.
The ad was posted 9 days ago, so maybe the reason he/she hasn't replied to
you is that it's already sold. Jointers seem to sell pretty fast, even f
or that vintage and at that price. Maybe, you should not wait on a reply,
but go there, if convenient, as per the map, and try to find the location,
and negotiate. If it's available, offer $400-$450 and go from there. If
it's still available, he/she may desperately want it removed from their SU
It is strange that they photographed in an SUV. I didn't pick up on
that until it was pointed out. One might have expected it to be sitting
in a shop environment... : ) Still nothing from the seller--probably sold.
I had a machine with that exact same switch. Single phase all the way.
Have you EVER seen a 3 phase without a magnetic starter? Not me. Also,
that is a Lowes special cord cap. Not a twist lock, like a 3 phase. That
one only has three prongs. Single phase, all the way, for the third time.
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