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Sounds like he needs some black coffee.
Because pipe is measured by inside diameter.....not outside.
NPT pipe thread is fun. A 1/2 npt thread isn't anywhere near a half inch. They use the pipe id to name a thread that's way, way bigger than 1/2 inch.
Cutting pipe threads on a lathe is fun. Pipe threads are tapered.
A 2 x 4 is actually 1.5 x 3.5
That is all...
"My rule of life prescribed as an absolutely sacred rite smoking cigars and also the drinking of alcohol before, after and if need be during all meals and in the intervals between them." Winston Churchill
The Breville, of course, has several built-in hold-offs to set the distance that its top plate hovers above the bottom plate. But sometimes none of its hold-offs are exactly the height that I want.
Furthermore, for some operations, it’s necessary to carefully hold the top plate precisely level as it’s lowered to the hold-off position.
For example: I use the Breville to bake a single 2 oz piece of cornbread. My current practice: Smooth plates top and bottom, no built-in hold-off is set, but four hex nuts, 1/2” across the flats, are placed in the four corners of the bottom plate. A 2oz blob of stiff cornbread batter in the center of the bottom plate.
So when I lower the top plate, it’s exactly 1/2” above the bottom plate, and exactly parallel to it. But I’m now thinking that hex nuts 9/16”, or even 5/8” across the flats, might be a better choice.
After baking, the irregular blob of cornbread batter has expanded to a smooth oval shape. I spread some herbed butter onto it and eat. Good!
Look about you.
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Nah... won't offset the excessive port consumption that most likely was the root of the issue here.
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I got to bust your balls a little bit here. You got time to bake a single piece of corn bread to NASA specs but cant run down to homedepot for some nuts and bolts.
There is no cure for stupidity, you either die from it or with it.
4 minutes to make the cornbread batter. (Marie Callender cornbread mix.) 5 minutes to bake it golden brown at 430 °F in the Breville. Wash the mixing bowl & spoon while it’s baking. Nothing else to clean (except the butter knife) because disposable nonstick aluminum foil is under and over the cornbread patty. Some of us think that good food is worth a little prep time. I would enjoy a larger piece of cornbread, but I watch my weight closely, and limit myself to one 2oz piece. But I want it freshly baked.
Sure, I could go to a hardware store for hex nuts. But a 10 mile round trip takes more of my time, and costs more of my money, than an Amazon order delivered to my door. And now I’ll get the hex nuts that I want, thanks to the useful info provided by some of the good folks in this thread that led me to find this link:
Look about you.
refrigeration pipe/tubing is O.D.
Guy building a shed for my wife said (and showed me), the 2x4's he is now getting at lumberyards are 1.5" x 3.25".
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In April I ordered a 3-1/2" diameter Dynabrade random orbital air sander at a song-and-dance of a price (I bought the last one, and someone realized they were selling a $200 tool for $55 shipped and fixed it). What I got (the first time around; I was not going to let that deal go so I returned it for a replacement when the next shipment came in) was the 5" model (which I already have and love). This wouldn't be a huge deal if Amazon's inventory label saying "3-1/2-Inch 89mm Diameter Sander" wasn't right across the label on the packaging itself, which less than an inch above the label had "5-Inch Random Orbital Sander" clearly printed.
This happened shortly before the incident where they "tried to deliver" my new router via the evening shift driver to my UPS Store PO box for 4 days before declaring it lost in transit after 6 phone calls and an email to Mr. Bezos (which was the only thing that actually made any difference; I actually believe I ranted about that here), so I was already upset when that mess went down.
"In order to understand recursion, you must first learn the principle of recursion."
In the end when it takes multiple re-orders, and time lost waiting for items to arrive...it's not really a savings of time, and probably not much savings of money, either.
Sometimes we're so busy sawing that we don't take time to sharpen the saw.
I know...wise up.
I just went to Amazon and searched precision cornbread nuts, selected the 9/16" and was GTG. Try that when your current cornbread nuts wear out. Sometimes you just need the right search terms.
Sic Semper Tyrannis
As I wrote above: “And now I’ll get the hex nuts that I want, thanks to the useful info provided by some of the good folks in this thread that led me to find this link…”
Read before you post.
Look about you.
I did read, the entire thread, and yet at the end of the thread you say you still won't go to the hardware store, which has been your theme throughout the thread. You're so busy not going to the hardware store and telling us how valueable that your time is that you end up taking substantially more time and the project doesn't get done. The theme doesn't wash.
The miracle and convenience of not lifting a finger beyond tapping on a keyboard is dandy and all, but sometimes it's actually worth getting up and going to the store. You started this thread as a rant about an online shipper that failed you and quickly found that you didn't know what you were doing. Every story has an arc, a learning curve in which the character changes, and you do indicate that you've learned something...yet fall right back to the same mantra at the end: you don't have time to do the simplest of things...when in fact it's that attitude that got you there in the first place.
Lose the attitude, and you'll have more time.
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Did you order the organic free range cornbread nuts?
Oh yea, I picked up a 12" bolt from Lowes a few weeks ago.
Now, I have been buying bolts for decades... and had 3 years of Machine shop training so...
Got home and the bolt was 1/2" too short. It only measured 11 1/2 inches when measured the way I was taught and the way everyone else in the free world does except Lowes it seems. See graphic below.
But NO... Blowes apparently measures overall length! They don't even have bins for half inch sizes in the longer bolts. Just 11" or 12" so it wasn't misplaced or etc... but yet here is... a 11 1/2" bolt.
Silly me, should have pulled the tape out of my pocket and measured it myself, I know better. Trust but verify, unless at Lowes then Don't trust and verify.
There is nothing more permanent than a temporary solution that works.
Don't order wire from Amazon. You might think 14 gauge is bigger than 0000; it's not.
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Are these nuts your ordered food safe? I'd have ordered stainless myself. If you didn't you may want to check to see if you really want to be cooking with what you have.
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