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Cities Service Curb Sign base warning #354933
Mon Sep 10 2012 05:36 PM
Mon Sep 10 2012 05:36 PM
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Devils Lake, ND---USA
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I bought this curb sign base on ebay and the ad specifically said "no cracks, breaks or welds". Well, when I received it, the center pipe was welded in place and that wouldn't be so bad but it wasn't welded straight! I asked the seller if he would pay to fix it and he just said to send it back because there was a guy there in Missouri that wanted it!
Fine by me as he was willing to pay return freight too but I just want you Missouri guys to know what you're getting from this seller and I don't think you'll be happy! This is just a heads up so that you know what you're getting! The seller is Michael Hutchison and uses "f12packard" on ebay.
As for me, I'm on the hunt for one again!

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Re: Cities Service Curb Sign base warning [Re: K W FRITH] #354938
Mon Sep 10 2012 05:49 PM
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What would be so tough about cutting the pipe out and cleaning it up with a grinder?


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Re: Cities Service Curb Sign base warning [Re: porcelain-neon] #354940
Mon Sep 10 2012 05:54 PM
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I'm pretty sure the threads are probably shot and was the reason for welding it and I didn't pay for something that needed work!


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Re: Cities Service Curb Sign base warning [Re: K W FRITH] #354946
Mon Sep 10 2012 06:13 PM
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You could always put a insert in..,come on kevin your a handy guy wink


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Re: Cities Service Curb Sign base warning [Re: 57tbirdkid] #354974
Mon Sep 10 2012 07:30 PM
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Looks to me like the farmer wanted a larger pipe to hold his Vise or grinder!
Flip it over & check for threads.
Originally Posted By: 57tbirdkid
You could always put a insert in.

& it would still be crooked & off center!

Re: Cities Service Curb Sign base warning [Re: Dick Bennett] #354984
Mon Sep 10 2012 07:49 PM
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Threads don't look good underneath at all. I figure it will take a machine shop to get it right again.


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Re: Cities Service Curb Sign base warning [Re: K W FRITH] #354990
Mon Sep 10 2012 08:09 PM
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that would be a killer base detailed green & black.. cool


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Re: Cities Service Curb Sign base warning [Re: advertologist] #355034
Tue Sep 11 2012 12:21 AM
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Kevin, I think a machine shop could mill the pipe down and then cut new threads in it.


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Re: Cities Service Curb Sign base warning [Re: Dave's Garage] #355046
Tue Sep 11 2012 03:21 AM
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I just rethreaded the bung on my compressor to run 1" ridgid around my shop. (I know its overkill, the 1" is t-tapped for 3/8 drops). It can be done, not sure if final product would leave evidence of earlier problem. The internal pipe taps or bolt taps are all over the swap meets, as they are used 1000 times less than there counteparts. No one ever thinks that they will have a use for them.

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Re: Cities Service Curb Sign base warning [Re: Dick Bennett] #355053
Tue Sep 11 2012 04:22 AM
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I meant After the pipe was cut an base was drilled out Dick. Some of the signs look wrong with a wide pole:)


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Re: Cities Service Curb Sign base warning [Re: 57tbirdkid] #355056
Tue Sep 11 2012 04:55 AM
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I'm with Kevin on this one, It is not what he was led to believe. It is not an easy or cheap fix if you can't do it yourself, when you have to fix something the original price should reflect that.


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Re: Cities Service Curb Sign base warning [Re: KZ1000] #355152
Tue Sep 11 2012 01:41 PM
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Santa Paula, Calif
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Originally Posted By: KW Firth
I didn't pay for something that needed work!

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Re: Cities Service Curb Sign base warning [Re: Dick Bennett] #355198
Tue Sep 11 2012 04:47 PM
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Devils Lake, ND---USA
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The seller was real nice about it and even said he would refund the return postage, which most will NEVER do, but I thought I was buying an original base with "NO CRACKS, BREAKS, OR WELDS" and thats what I should have gotten.
I have no problem with it but he's passing it on to another buyer in Missouri and if its a member here, I wanted them to know about the problem.
Maybe they won't care and the problem is resolved! LOL


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Re: Cities Service Curb Sign base warning [Re: K W FRITH] #355308
Wed Sep 12 2012 03:54 AM
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Kevin, I think your being tough on the seller as he will refund your money and all of it,,,no other guestions asked,, I think you need to give the guy credit not negative feedback... JMO.,


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Re: Cities Service Curb Sign base warning [Re: K W FRITH] #355327
Wed Sep 12 2012 06:15 AM
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Cataula, Georgia, USA
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Kevin...
None of my business, but why not repair the item? There doesn't seem to be many around or you would have several by now. Nice looking piece anyhow...
Dave


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