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The passing of FiftyOneFifty

It is with deep sadness we announce that another of our hosts and friends Donald Grier, known to us as FiftyOneFifty, has passed away.

FiftyOneFifty's frat brother Randy Hall has written an lovely piece. The team at Linuxlugcast are preparing our own tribute if you want to contribute an audio file you can email Honkeymagoo or join the show.

Our thoughts go out to his friends and family at this difficult time.

hpr2452 :: Hydraulic Heavy Scale Project

Hydraulic Jack Mod, DIY, Travel Trailer Balance

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Hosted by David Whitman on 2017-12-26 is flagged as Clean and is released under a CC-BY-SA license.
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Hydraulic Heavy Scale Project

by David Whitman

Why? - to weigh a heavy object yourself

Not very difficult. Can be done in about 1/2 hour by someone who has experience doing this type of stuff. Lots longer for beginners.

Things you will need: A drill motor, The right size bit for a small pilot hole and the right size bit for a fitting to connect the jack cylinder to the pressure gauge, A Thread TAP to make threads to connect the hydraulic 90 degree fitting to the jack, Some pipe dope is not a bad idea, A 90 degree appropriately sized fitting to connect a pressure gauge to the jack, a vise is nice, a wrench to dismantle the jack, A way to accurately measure the cylinder bore (best is a caliper) and some oil to refill the jack.

This link is a youtube to help you visualize the steps.

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Comment #1 posted on 2017-12-19T20:52:05Z by Ken Fallon

retriever dog training

Seriously ?

"I don't think anyone on HPR would be interested in retriever dog training - I guess we won't be doing a show about that ?"

Words fail me.


Happy Birthday !!

Comment #2 posted on 2017-12-20T14:43:22Z by STLShawn

Would love dog training

I would love a show on retriever training! That would be so interesting. I think diversity is needed a bit. I mean, people are submitting great and wonderful tech, gaming, and discussion shows, but some rather odd the wall stuff would be wonderful.

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