Strantor's barter list

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  1. strantor

    strantor Thread Starter Well-Known Member

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    This post is a work in progress; I come back and edit this post as I think of things. I will mark additions with UPDATE.

    I am doing my part to support barter & trade, which I think will be a very important thing in times to come. All of the things I have listed here I am not actively tying to sell, but are things that I have that I could live without. I am willing to trade them if you need them and you have something I want.


    I have a garage full of industrial parts.
    • chains (drive chain)
    • sprockets
    • pulleys
    • sheaves
    • gears
    • bearings
    • taper lock bushings
    • 1 doz different 3 phase fractional hp motors
    • pumps
    • wire & cable
    • relays (all kinds & sizes, time day, etc)
    • contactors
    • control voltage transformers
    • switches (multipoint selector, toggle, spring return, etc)
    • pushbuttons + contact blocks
    • panel meters analog & digital (voltage, current, pusle)
    • prox switches
    • ultrasonic transducers
    • limit switches
    • timers
    • solenoid valves
    • load cells
    • foot pedal switches
    • analog brushed tachogenerators
    • optical encoders
    • a couple of DC drives (need repair)
    • a couple of AC VFDs (one new, one used but working)
    • UPDATEseveral DC power supplies 12V & 24V (not bench power supplies, they are fixed control voltage power supplies)
    • much much more, can't remember all of it. If you need something, ask. I probably have it.
    Most of this is used industrial quality stuff; salvaged off of scrapped industrial machines, but all in good working order, maybe a little cosmetic damage.


    • oscopes (I have 2; one works one doesn't. probably both need cal)
    • other test equipment I haven't tested yet; will post details later
    I also have a bunch of old ICs and components. I don't know what all I have there yet.


    I am putting together a list of everything I have, with details. I will post it here if I ever finish it.



    I can offer services if you are local to the houston area (I am currently pretty occupied with my full time job, but will be more available by this time next year. Keep me in mind.);
    • I am good at troubleshooting & upgrading/retrofitting automated machines.
    • I have enough parts I could probably conceive you a purpose-built machine from scratch, whatever you need.
    • I am ok (just ok) at troubleshooting automotive electrical.
    • I can weld ok (just ok) and have my own welder
    • I am ok (just ok) at woodwork; building decks and such
    • I can install & mend fences (don't have fencing tools though)
    • I can make hand forged knives
    • I can make leather goods
    • I am always willing to do grunt work.
    • UPDATEI have a truck, and can move your stuff. I can back a trailer up too, but I don't have a trailer.


    Things I want:
    • a drill press
    • a cnc machine
    • an end mill
    • a lathe
    • tax preparation
    • UPDATErolling tool box
    • UPDATEprecious metals
    • UPDATEguns & ammo
    • UPDATEHome improvement supplies (I'm building an apartment; need a stove, sink, shower, sheetrock, 2X4's, carpet, linoleum, electrical outlets, cabinets, light fixtures, etc)
    • UPDATEpink kids luggage


    Viva trade!
  2. jegues

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    I'd consider buying an oscope off you if it was I good condition/working order.
  3. strantor

    strantor Thread Starter Well-Known Member

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    Ok, I'll post the details, maybe make a little video.
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    pity you are in the states,what components do you have -resistors,ics etc?
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    You cannot imagine what I, myself, have collected over the past 40 years of dumpster diving--my son-in-law was concerned about the loading in the loft of my garage...of course he has VW Bug parts up there as well...
    I have made literally thousands in the past few years selling this stuff on ebay.

    I'll take the DC drives, but must find something you need first.
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    If you have any power supplies, I might be interested.;)
  7. jegues

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    Still waiting on the details, a video would be great!
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    Any chance of you having a digital oscilloscope? I've been needing one of those for a while, just have never been able to afford one (yeah, I'm on a strict budget :p). Not sure what I have that you'd be interested in, though....
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    How did you collect all that wonderful stuff? And how are you allowed to keep it in the garage?
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    Brownout Well-Known Member

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    Digital scopes are becomming quite affordable. Look for those that plug into your 'puers USB port. Also, many new test systems are coming on the market that plugs into i-pads, etc. I have an article, I'll try to find it.
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    strantor Thread Starter Well-Known Member

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    Ok guys, bad news. I got out the camera and the oscopes, got all set up to film, and neither of them work. They are both Tektronix 2445B 200mhz oscopes. When I first received them, the first one took several minutes for anything to be displayed on the CRT, then seemed to work fine - now it doesn't display anything, I waited maybe 10min. It goes through it's little self tests; lights cycle and it makes click noises, but nothing on CRT. The second one IIRC worked just fine; now, I plugged it in, it went through it's self test and displayed an error "test failed, press trig A/B to continue" - I pressed trig A/B and it went to o-scope screen and looked fine. While I was getting my function generator set up, the CRT went blank. I can't get it to come back on.
    so... still interested? I'm not sure if I'm interested in letting them go like this though; I might be able to fix them easy and get a lot more for them. But I don't have time now...thinking out loud.
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    strantor Thread Starter Well-Known Member

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    Took a while. My wife understands the garage is my area, so there are no problems.
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    strantor Thread Starter Well-Known Member

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    The DC drives, I have 2 dayton 6z812A. One has a lifted PCB power trace and the status of the other one is "unknown". I have one older dayton scr control (like this one) status also unknown. If you're interested, I'll test out the 2 unknowns and see about fixing the one with the lifted trace.
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    R!f@@ AAC Fanatic!

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    Mind shipping them to me :D
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    strantor Thread Starter Well-Known Member

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    what you got to trade?
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    what would your prices bee for

    Sprockets
    pullies
    gears
    toggle switches
    solenoid valve
  17. strantor

    strantor Thread Starter Well-Known Member

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    sprockets/pullies/gears - I have a lot. need to know what you need, and I'll tell you if I have it. Otherwise, if you don't know what you need, tell me what you're trying to do and I'll lat you know if I have the stuff to do it.
    solenoid valve - you want pneumatic or fluid? what coil type? what inlet size? directional or simple open/close? What pressure rating?

    Toggle switch - I will have to find those

    I'm going to be moving in the next month so I can't guarantee availability - I don't know completely what's going on right now.
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  20. maxpower097

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    I could do some tradin. I'll make a list of stuff I gots to trade. Lots of older dev kits and IC's.
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