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Old June 27, 2016   #91
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Crank them out Worth, we been waiting all season.
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Old June 27, 2016   #92
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I will do it but I am going to leave off the male hose end threads and just thread the 6 TPI buttress threads you can buy them all day long at lowes and home depot male or female.
By the way I had some stainless from a big valve shaft and the cutter I made cut threads on it like a charm.
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Old June 27, 2016   #93
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The one on the left I am still using to mix up just gallons. It says 26 directly under the cap. I figured i would grab that since it was just sitting there.

Now the one on the right says 35 under the cap.

I have all the others as well. However Cathy hide them on me. We have new windows and a white roof coating going on. So god only knows where the other bottles are.

Anyway I wont be able to get to them today. I am leaving for Maryland in a bit. I will need to come back and post the rest of the numbers when I get back. I will pop the caps on the bottles i used then. So no problem getting those numbers as well.

Worth i see you are thinking that different bottles have different rates. So we will nail that down some.

If we get pictures of the different bottle labels and the #'s that would help identify the flow rate better. Yes???
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Old June 27, 2016   #94
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I opted for the female connection on the adapter so I can screw it onto a male hose end after I've seated the adapter into the feeder, thus avoiding having to turn the adapter.


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I will do it but I am going to leave off the male hose end threads and just thread the 6 TPI buttress threads you can buy them all day long at lowes and home depot male or female.
By the way I had some stainless from a big valve shaft and the cutter I made cut threads on it like a charm.
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Old June 27, 2016   #95
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I opted for the female connection on the adapter so I can screw it onto a male hose end after I've seated the adapter into the feeder, thus avoiding having to turn the adapter.
I see myself on tomatovill in your house.
These numbers mean something or they are lot/build numbers of some sort.
I wouldn't think they would put that type of number on a cheap disposable part.

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Old June 27, 2016   #96
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Okay guys I have five of them made and taking a break.
I fumbled through the first one measuring everything and fitting.
Then I set my dials and remembering numbers to where I can whip these out pretty fast without measuring
anything.

Mind you some of this is eye balling because it just doesn't matter.
The outside diameter on the PVC is a little less the the outside diameter of the bottle thread so the fit is a little lose but they snug up tight being buttress threads.
The last one I goofed the treads on but it still works, I will send it to Wall-Mart.
I am going to get as many as I can out of a 10 foot stick of pipe.
Should be close to twenty.

Back to the grind stone.

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Old June 27, 2016   #97
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Okay here they are fifteen of them I got tired of cutting threads.
I also ground the tool to do the facing and other turning.
They are drying after a good washing and bleaching in hot water.
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Old June 27, 2016   #98
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Nice job Worth! Do you know what effect the absence of the little rubber valve in the opening has?
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You are the Man, I want 3 if they're not all spoken for. How much you want for each, pm me the bill and I'll Paypal it to you or any other method you want.

I may be able to sell a few for you if you want to make more.
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Old June 27, 2016   #100
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Nice job Worth! Do you know what effect the absence of the little rubber valve in the opening has?
Thanks.
It would let all of the fertilizer drain out for sure because I just tested it for you.

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You are the Man, I want 3 if they're not all spoken for. How much you want for each, pm me the bill and I'll Paypal it to you or any other method you want.

I may be able to sell a few for you if you want to make more.
I have no idea how much this things are worth what do you think they are worth three are yours.
I can make more they are easy now that I have my method down.

I need to see what the post office charges for shipping, I think in a bubble envelop they are a little less than 10 dollars.

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Old June 27, 2016   #102
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the smallest priority box is 6.80 and you can probably put 8 in there depending on the length. Name your price, only you know how much time it takes to crank them out. I'm sure now that you have a system it's gonna get easier.

Here's what I'm thinking
it took about an hour, you're retired and it's tax free=$30 per hour
materials-pvc, oil, machine use, electric=$30
65/15=$4

so 4 bux and we pay shipping and everyone has to send you seeds since you helped them grow.
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Old June 27, 2016   #103
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the smallest priority box is 6.80 and you can probably put 8 in there depending on the length. Name your price, only you know how much time it takes to crank them out. I'm sure now that you have a system it's gonna get easier.

Here's what I'm thinking
it took about an hour, you're retired and it's tax free=$30 per hour
materials-pvc, oil, machine use, electric=$30
65/15=$4

so 4 bux and we pay shipping and everyone has to send you seeds since you helped them grow.
I am not retired I am just taking a year off to get my head together after my wife passed away and to get over that horrible place I worked at for ten years in Alaska.

There was no way I could leave there and go back to work here because I was too wound up tight from the stress and the way they treated people.

It was hard enough for me to get used to it after working on the coast.
I needed to realized workers and people simply dont give a dam here.

I will be going back to work very soon in about 2 months.
I haven't made my mind up if I will go back to what I was doing or something else.

The people at work wanted me to sign some papers on the day I got there after 37 hours of no sleep.
These papers were due to a lie someone said about me because I turned him in.
I told them to get me on a plane home.
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Old June 27, 2016   #104
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Rajun you seem to be forgetting the capital investment made in the lathe and tooling. Most shops get $100.00 plus an hour for machine time. You would be getting a product that you can't buy anywhere else. I think $10.00 each and a quantity discount of 10 percent for two or more plus shipping would be a fair price.
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Old June 27, 2016   #105
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You may as well stay home and make gun parts till after the election, the oil field is dead here and the economy doesn't have a chance. You'll probably get stressed out again looking for a job when they offer you pennies for your talent and skills.
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