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PostPosted: Sat May 30, 2015 11:33 pm 
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This (formerly) Mainely product is in high demand; I have 6 or 8 people on the waiting list. Unfortunately, it was also one of the products with zero inventory when Precision Mattters bought Mainely, and there also was no documentation for manufacture.
The guy who runs Precision Matters therefore generated precision drawings which then went to a supplier who delivers precision parts. Unfortunately, some incorrect dimensions were specified in a precise manner on those precision drawings. So we now have an entire run of parts which are precisely wrong.
Enough; I'll be working with the supplier to see how quickly he can deliver new parts...

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PostPosted: Sun May 31, 2015 8:17 am 
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Ron LaDow wrote:
Some incorrect dimensions were specified in a precise manner on those precision drawings. So we now have an entire run of parts which are precisely wrong.


As an engineer who has definitely been there, done that, this certainly brought me a laugh. Very well done in being honest about root cause-- everyone else just blames the supplier (clearly the machine shop should have known better than to trust my dimensions...)!


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PostPosted: Sun May 31, 2015 8:53 am 
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Bummer Ron. Just take it out of his paycheck :) . When I started my engineering career as a jr. designer I cut my teeth on the old way of making drawings(pre-CAD). Every drawing that was finished(I thought) went to a "checker", a very experienced designer of that product line. Most drawings came back with red marks with dimensions, tolerances, etc. that needed to be fixed. Obviously the checker is not going to catch everything, but it did help. I don't know what the equivalent of a CAD checker is. Not as easy as a spell checker.

Anyway, thanks for trying to keep the Mainely product line available.

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PostPosted: Sun May 31, 2015 10:56 am 
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I bought a sump cover from them a year or so ago. It fit fine. Maybe he gave you an old revision.

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PostPosted: Mon Jun 01, 2015 7:10 pm 
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Phil Planck wrote:
Bummer Ron. Just take it out of his paycheck.
He got a severe warning!
I said: "Myself, you'd better be more careful.." and went from there.

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PostPosted: Mon Jun 01, 2015 9:12 pm 
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Hey Ron,
I got that bulb that you sent for the primer I have. It works perfect, thanks for the help. It's guys like you that make this such a great Club to be a member of. Keep up the good work and KTF

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PostPosted: Mon Jun 22, 2015 6:34 pm 
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Well, the bozo who screwed up the drawing took our discussion to heart, and the supplier worked some extra time and we now have 356/912 Sump Plates with Drain Plugs in stock for immediate shipment.
I will be contacting those on the waiting list, but if anyone else is looking for them, please call 415-252-1428 CA business hours.


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PostPosted: Tue Jun 23, 2015 8:38 am 
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Great looking sump plate!!!

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PostPosted: Thu May 04, 2017 10:03 pm 
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How do I get one of these? Only see plates w/o drain plug on web site.
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PostPosted: Fri May 05, 2017 6:18 am 
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Call Ron, he always answers.

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PostPosted: Fri May 05, 2017 9:55 am 
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The sump plate with drain plug is there. It's the next item down from the sump plate w/o plug on his list of products.

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PostPosted: Fri May 05, 2017 8:48 pm 
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"Call Ron, he always answers."
Pretty much. That's the way I get the money to pay my suppliers.

"The sump plate with drain plug is there. It's the next item down from the sump plate w/o plug on his list of products."
Yep:
http://www.precisionmatters.biz/356-sum ... w-plug.php

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PostPosted: Fri May 05, 2017 9:01 pm 
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So Ron, it looks like you are plugging your own product. :P

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PostPosted: Sat May 06, 2017 7:32 am 
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Martin, good one! :D

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