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Can someone help me with this?

Discussion in 'Permanent Threads' started by sublime, Oct 20, 2009.

  1. Nettdata

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    It also depends on what kind of hinge.

    You can get a bearing hinge that will turn much easier under weight/load than a normal pin hinge. I’d also really look at how you’re going to support the gate over that distance to reduce warping or bending as well.
     
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    Something like this (but way fucking beefier for the weights you're talking):

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    If you had a whack of those hinges, depending on the bearing specifications, you'd probably be able to pull it off.

    These are not the hinges you get at Home Depot, etc., which are lucky if they handle 75lbs... you want some seriously big heavy duty load bearing bearing hinges for a beast of a gate like you're talking about.

    There's a reason most big gates like that slide sideways on wheels.
     
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    It reminded me of this video:

     
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    If you look at it, you can see the huge fucking hinges he's got on there, as well as the cable stay at the top that is helping to support the gate itself
     
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    We build farm gates and on anything over 16' we put three hinges on it. They are either 3/4" lags that are roughly 6-7" long or "through bolts" that are 12" long to go through a post. We then use bolt on hinges that are about 3/16" thick on the gate side. For reference our 18' gate is about 170#. We did build some hinges out of 1" threaded rod and massive tubing for sheeted buffalo gates once, I couldn't lift the 4' gate so the longer ones were probably 400# plus. You're going to want to go with overkill so that you don't have to worry about it later.
     
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    The gate is basically going to look like this but due to the layout of our shop and the business next door, it can't be a sliding gate. It has to swing open. The 360 lbs is a ball park based on what 2" square tubing weighs per foot and what the spires weigh.
     

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    Found this that might help explain some of the forces at work:

     
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    I ordered a cheap, hard felt hat from Amazon for my Halloween costume. But, it had a cloth band around it like a Fedora, that I don't need. I assumed it was tacked in place and I cut just cut it off. It was glued all the way around with a thin bead. I pulled it off with no problem, but about half the glue stayed behind. Is there a solvent that I might could use that wouldn't damage the felt? I don't really care if it damages it a little, like if it's pricked up or whatever - I can brush it back down. But, I don't want it to be totally discolored. (The hat is kind of a light coffee color.) Would something simple like mineral spirits work? The glue didn't dry clear like a hot glue, and it didn't totally set bond with the felt, almost like it is water-based.
     
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    Try a waterless citrus hand cleaner or soak it in warm water. Works well for getting felt glued to wood unglued.
     
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    The citrus cleaner wasn't really doing anything. I don't think warm water and felt go well together, so I didn't want to try that. I ended up used Ronsonol lighter fluid, because it's great for getting sticky residue off of things (and getting small stains of a tie, but I digress). Anyway, once I double soaked it, it pretty much turned to a sticky goo that I was able to pick off. Ran over it with a lint roller to get the rest of the residue, and brushed it with one of those brushes like for a pool table. Worked pretty good.

    I'm not sure exactly what the "pretroleum distillate" is in it - it used to be Naptha, like dry cleaners use. The new bottles don't say "naptha" anymore, but seems to work the same.
     
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    Nice... I've also heard you can coat it in Vaseline and it breaks down some glues.

    The thing about glues is that there are so many different types that all have totally different chemistry that it's hard to find a common means of handling them.

    It's like trying to glue/weld plastic... I've gone through about 8 different plastic glues before I found one that would repair a plastic hinge pin in my fridge that snapped off. CA glue wouldn't touch it, JB Weld for Plastic wouldn't work... and on and on, until finally I found some crazy Dow special blend that did a great job... but the tube was about $50 (it was in their professional aviation lineup of chemicals), but I'll be damned if it didn't work like a charm.
     
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    I've used warm water to remove the felt lining from the drawers in an old wooden toolbox, and the felt remained intact and was just fine after it dried out... it just broke down the glue (which I think was a hide glue) and I could peel out the felt in a single piece.
     
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    Can somebody smart please help settle an argument between Jungle Julia and I?

    Is it true that the more people using WiFi from a given router slows down their streaming speeds? Ie: the more people using WiFi in the house, the worse the internet performance, sort of like if bandwidth was water in a pipe coming into a house, and the more faucets, showers, etc. you have on, the less water pressure you have.
     
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    Absolutely.

    Think if it like a water hose... it has a finite volume of water it will flow.

    GENERALLY speaking, you can think of it like this (assuming theoretical identical usage at the same time):
    If you have a single user, then it's at full strength "flow"
    If you have 10 people using it at the same time in the same way, then each flow will be 1/10th of the total.
    If you have 100 people using it at the same time in the same way, then each flow will be 1/100th of the total.

    Couple of points (where it gets real/detailed/complex)
    • the more people using it, the more likely you are to slow down everyone as a whole due to the increased amount of work the shitty wifi router has to do in order to manage all the users
    • surfing the net is not constant use like streaming, so odds are the throttling/bad performance will not be consistent depending on the number of users.
    • different wifi radio strength for each connection will have an effect on overall performance.
    • lots of people will create wifi "confusion" and slow everyone down, and decrease overall performance (latency, etc)
    • lots more stuff
     
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    THANK YOU, NETT.

    Jesus H. Christ, this has been bothering me for a long time.

    Here's the situation: We'll be streaming a movie, when JJ decides to take out her tablet or her phone, and then, wouldn't you know it, THE MOVIE STARTS FUCKING BUFFERING.

    Proceed to me getting pissed off, and her denying that it's her device, that it must be the website, or my computer. But as soon as she puts the device away, it stops buffering.
    WHAT A COINCIDENCE!

    I knew that WiFi didn't equal unlimited access for everyone.
     
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    On top of that, you may have just barely enough bandwidth to support your Netflix show at the quality that it's showing. Netflix is pretty smart in that it will detect what your network's abilities are and adjust the amount that it buffers, the quality that it's showing, and other things, to give you the best viewing experience possible.

    When JJ does her thing (with the tablet), that may be just enough to starve Netflix the bandwidth that it was just using and needed. It's kind of like starving an engine of gas... if you put a fuel pump on a powerful engine that only serves up half the gas, the engine will still run, but run like shit. In the case of Netflix, because it's just software, they can basically change what engine they're using on the fly so it won't use as much gas, so will switch to the best engine that it can that will run with whatever gas flow you're feeding it. This means It will then take a bit of time, re-analyze shit, then adjust your Netflix app's settings to have new buffer amounts, video quality, etc, as a result. (higher video quality means way, way more data, which requires way way more bandwidth). That's what is happening when you see "buffering".
     
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    Car question, for the past couple of weeks my radio will stop working, clock display everything when I hit the gas, the fan has also been blowing about half power. Last night the car wouldn’t start even though the power locks, interior lights and everything were fine. I got a boost and made it home but my lights were very dim. Any ideas what it could be?
     
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    I think it’s something electrical.
     
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    Sounds likely that you need a new alternator. Probably looking at $500 or so depending on the car you have.

    That's my best guess based on what you posted, but really dude, why the fuck aren't you bringing it to a shop if you are having issues like this? At the least bring it to a parts store. What you're describing sounds like a near total failure and I would bet a simple computer scan or code reader is going to identify it right away. Napa, autozone, etc will do that for free.