Hmmmmm ???????

Hmmmmm ???????

PostBy: freetown fred On: Fri Aug 16, 2013 4:00 pm

Didn't know where to put this sooooo, here's as good as anyplace---I DID find it in a barn toothy Anybody got an idea??? I got a vague one
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Re: Hmmmmm ???????

PostBy: coalnewbie On: Fri Aug 16, 2013 4:09 pm

It'a a zit squeezer -well done there are not many of those around. When you buy stuff at barn sales that you don't even know what they do you have reached the bottom of c rap collection. You are obviously bored - get out there and mow. :)
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Re: Hmmmmm ???????

PostBy: franco b On: Fri Aug 16, 2013 4:13 pm

The important thing is that it is nice and well worth having.
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Re: Hmmmmm ???????

PostBy: freetown fred On: Fri Aug 16, 2013 4:17 pm

That's the problem---I got done mowing--when you put anti-freeze or batt. acid on that lil glass slide kinda thing & lower the plastic flap--if you look through eye sight--it tells for what temp you're good for temp wise-it's pretty heavy--speakin of collectin stuff Simon-- :clap: toothy Thank you Richard, a man with vision ;)
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Re: Hmmmmm ???????

PostBy: coalnewbie On: Fri Aug 16, 2013 5:16 pm

Thank you Richard, a man with vision ;)


Nah, he's not a man with vision, he is a guy with his own garagefull of c rap he has not a clue what to do with. You see with me I always have a clear vision of why I am buying something but over the years I have collected rooms full of stuff that I scratch my head on and ask WTF did I buy that piece of junk. So I suppose its the same.
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Re: Hmmmmm ???????

PostBy: I'm On Fire On: Fri Aug 16, 2013 5:45 pm

Yup, hand held refractometer. Used to tell the temp rating of stuff. I use one at work to test glycol and antifreeze in fire sprinkler systems.

That one you have there is probably useless as they need to be calibrated every so often. All it's probably good for is a paperweight. I've attached pics of one of mine. I don't use this one because I have a different one that is easier to use.
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Re: Hmmmmm ???????

PostBy: coalnewbie On: Fri Aug 16, 2013 6:23 pm

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_refractive_indices

There now it's calibrated and we can look up the RI of 50% ethylene glycol and test the tractor. Of course, the fluorescein sodium will change things - call Prestone. Of course, there is a $4 glass tube with balls in it that does that too but you will be more accurate. It's also great for cracking walnuts.
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Re: Hmmmmm ???????

PostBy: I'm On Fire On: Fri Aug 16, 2013 6:41 pm

Sorry, Simon didn't mean to annoy you. I actually went back out to see what the book says about calibration and lo and behold you can actually do the calibrating yourself. Sending it in is if it's really jacked up.

Put some distilled water on the sensor and check it. If it doesn't come up as 32° on the bottom there should be a small circle stick a screw driver in there and turn the screw until it reads 32°.

Now, if it's really out of whack; like if you took the calibration screw completely out, then it'll have to go to Misco for calibration.

Fred, what's the model number on it? Looks like an A674. I used to have one of those too.
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Re: Hmmmmm ???????

PostBy: franco b On: Fri Aug 16, 2013 7:17 pm

coalnewbie wrote:
Thank you Richard, a man with vision ;)


Nah, he's not a man with vision, he is a guy with his own garagefull of c rap he has not a clue what to do with. You see with me I always have a clear vision of why I am buying something but over the years I have collected rooms full of stuff that I scratch my head on and ask WTF did I buy that piece of junk. So I suppose its the same.

You really know how to hurt a guy, but the trouble with you is you don't see the big picture with all the benefits. The feeling of confidence that if you ever need crap you already have it. Much easier just vacuuming a path through the crap rather than the whole room. Stepping over and around things makes for fitness.

When film slides come back into fashion don't ask me for a projector and screen, cause I want all I got.

And what happened the last time you got rid of something? Didn't you need it a short time later?
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Re: Hmmmmm ???????

PostBy: coalnewbie On: Fri Aug 16, 2013 8:05 pm

And what happened the last time you got rid of something? Didn't you need it a short time later?


I can beat that easily... the last time I needed something I knew I had two at least but I could not find them and bought it again only to find them both 48 hours later. If it's really important I buy one and put it in a safe place.... and then I am REALLY screwed. That's true senility and is coming your way if your lucky.
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Re: Hmmmmm ???????

PostBy: I'm On Fire On: Fri Aug 16, 2013 9:04 pm

franco b wrote:
coalnewbie wrote:
Thank you Richard, a man with vision ;)


Nah, he's not a man with vision, he is a guy with his own garagefull of c rap he has not a clue what to do with. You see with me I always have a clear vision of why I am buying something but over the years I have collected rooms full of stuff that I scratch my head on and ask WTF did I buy that piece of junk. So I suppose its the same.

You really know how to hurt a guy, but the trouble with you is you don't see the big picture with all the benefits. The feeling of confidence that if you ever need crap you already have it. Much easier just vacuuming a path through the crap rather than the whole room. Stepping over and around things makes for fitness.

When film slides come back into fashion don't ask me for a projector and screen, cause I want all I got.

And what happened the last time you got rid of something? Didn't you need it a short time later?


Oh, you know me. Kicking' 'em when their down. :)

I do the same nothing. Can't find a tape measure fine, I'll go out and buy another. Come home find all 15 of them that I couldn't find before.
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Re: Hmmmmm ???????

PostBy: SMITTY On: Sat Aug 17, 2013 11:58 pm

Now they got some newfangled deal that's supposed to measure the new coolant I hear?? Thing is like $100+ and "is the only accurate way to test coolant". Just saw it on my web travels recently ...

Bullshit - I'll keep my sucker ball and floaty thing with the arrow. Been working for me for the past 20 years. ;)

Or here's a thought - how about mixing it 50/50 so there's no need to measure anything? :lol:
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Re: Hmmmmm ???????

PostBy: KLook On: Sun Aug 18, 2013 9:24 am

Just to continue the attitude being displayed in this post....it is a way to test antifreeze, but it actually test for sugar content. It is the only way to tell how much alcohol is in a beverage. You can use specific gravity before and after but it is not as accurate. I think it is used in maple syrup production as well. :P

Kevin
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Re: Hmmmmm ???????

PostBy: freetown fred On: Sun Aug 18, 2013 10:09 am

KOOL--I'll try it w/ some syrup--thanx Kevin
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Re: Hmmmmm ???????

PostBy: Freddy On: Sun Aug 18, 2013 10:15 am

KLook wrote: It is the only way to tell how much alcohol is in a beverage


How about taking a gulp & as it burns a path down your gullet, tears comes to your eyes, at first you can't speak or breath, then you cough out "Wooohoooo!!" ? Oh ya, you don't need one of those fancy dancy modern things to know you just took a pull off of the moonshine that Grandpap used to call "ol'
factory whistle". He named it that because a couple of toots & you were done for the day. *smile*
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