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  1. What's likely happened is that the shaft the handle is mounted to is spinning in it's bracket. That was the case with mine. A tack weld or two fixed it right up. Ed
  2. Yes. Blind rivets. Don't remember the size, but bigger than 1/8, I think. Ed
  3. The assumption must be that the seal has a shorter life than the bearing, so no point in servicing the bearing. Ed
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    Sand Blast media

    Yes, for silica based sand, respirator is a must. Bob--OK, that fine, very uniform stuff for filling in paving here is called silica sand. It works great for blasting. The stuff I have to screen is cheaper, around $3 for a 60 lb bag, I think. In bulk, I think it's less than $20 a ton. Ed
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    Sand Blast media

    Agree. That's about all I use these days. I have to screen it, though, when I first fill the tank, else the occasional large pebbles will clog the nozzle. I usually blast on a large tarp and recycle the sand. This brings the cost of the media to almost zero. Ed
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    My experience was similar to Waldi's. It appears that most if not all of these aftermarket pumps are a work in progress when you receive them. http://bullfire.net/TR6/TR6-13/TR6-13.html Ed
  7. Stuart-- Some better pics of the tubing straightener. The aluminum blocks are 7" x 1" x 0.5". You should be able to closely estimate the other dimensions from those, though none are particularly critical. The V-groove bearings are industry number RM2 2RS. A Google search will turn up a lot of places to buy them. Those bearings work for a range of tubing sizes, but for 5/16" tubing, if the tool is adjusted too tight, the sharp tops of the grooves will leave marks. The standard shoulder bolts I used required a couple of thin shims to tighten up the fit. Ed
  8. Stuart-- I don't have drawings, but I'll take some measurements and some more pics and post them tonight. Rf
  9. I've seen similar types here, too. Being non-adjustable, getting the three common sizes would come in near that $150 level.
  10. The UV damage may be deeper than simple cutting can fix. You don't have much to lose by trying more aggressive abrasives. I think I might even start with 220 or so and go finer from there. Ed
  11. Hard to go wrong with any quality epoxy DTM primer. Ed
  12. I don't rightly remember, but it's likely that I ripped off the design from something I'd seen. There is one for around $150 that has V-groove bearings in two planes at right angles to each other. The simpler one accomplishes the same thing by rotating it as you pull it back and forth on the tubing. Ed
  13. That one is home made. The V-groove bearings were from eBay at about $4 each. Ed
  14. Very nice job, Nick. I absolutely agree with straightening the tubing before shaping it. It makes for a much neater result. Ed
  15. I just bought a direct replacement for my original 45 amp 18 ACR. The new one is rated at 60 amps. Ed
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