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  1. Gable wall is the key. If the ridge beam is...

    Gable wall is the key. If the ridge beam is sufficiently supported by columns at each gable end (and possibly a center column), and of sufficient size (cross-section), it shouldn't sag. And so, the...
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    It makes great fence posts too. Only down side...

    It makes great fence posts too. Only down side is you have to move the post every 20yrs or so - - as the ground around it rots. (The post won't :cool:)

    Jesting aside, my grandparent's house sat...
  3. I'm thinking a little oil, and the figure in...

    I'm thinking a little oil, and the figure in photo #2 will be stunning(...just in case you were unsure ;)).
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    Nicely done; hard to go wrong picking Cherry.

    Nicely done; hard to go wrong picking Cherry.
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    I've worked around miles of the linked...

    I've worked around miles of the linked 'liquidtight' conduit. As Tom has pointed out, it rarely keeps water out, but it does a good job of simplifying convoluted conduit runs. The transitions to...
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    .....+1.....

    .....+1.....
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    I'd loan you mine if you were closer. Take a...

    I'd loan you mine if you were closer.

    Take a look at renting. For the purchase price of a basic 1-2 person tent, you can rent a 6-person cabin tent for 2-3 nights. Not quite a resort hotel, but...
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    Last one I promise.... Wikipedia is fine! All of...

    Last one I promise.... Wikipedia is fine! All of your references are fine! Use them, live them, enjoy them.

    For the reading public:
    "Low-cost surplus off-peak electric power is typically used to...
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    Since we're accepting the citation as Gospel,...

    Since we're accepting the citation as Gospel, please read the first paragraph in this citation very carefully. And have a wonderful holiday!
  10. "Epic" is all that comes to mind.

    "Epic" is all that comes to mind.
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    And yet there is some painful shred of truth in...

    And yet there is some painful shred of truth in all of mine. But let's summarize others:

    Solar-powered uphill pumping of water at night, so we can hydro-generate the next day at peak demand (a...
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    So, in the short term, we're night-time charging...

    So, in the short term, we're night-time charging 'zero-emission' vehicles with carbon-based electrical capacity (off-peak, base-load, or otherwise). But we'll feel better. Long term, still have to...
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    Agree completely. Speculating on energy...

    Agree completely.

    Speculating on energy density, but something WILL be woefully inadequate. Maybe range, maybe cost, maybe disposal, maybe autism in the juvenile humming darter snail fish...
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    Lot to respond to, but will try: Always happy to...

    Lot to respond to, but will try:
    Always happy to be in the minority. Lots of benefits to that!

    Not suggesting Norway lives anywhere ... except in Norway of course. I do wonder what they’ll do...
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    No argument that hydro is reliable. But reliable...

    No argument that hydro is reliable. But reliable and renewable are different. See other post about 'pumped hydro' -- also very possible, also very inefficient, also very expensive.

    Renewable...
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    What is the efficiency (and so cost) of this?

    What is the efficiency (and so cost) of this?
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    I have always heard the story told that Henry...

    I have always heard the story told that Henry picked gasoline-fueled ICEs because 'gasoline' was the light weight condensate from crude and not desirable for anything - much too volatile and...
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    I think any complete conversion to renewables...

    I think any complete conversion to renewables (wind/solar/tidal*) is vitally dependent on grid scale electrical storage, which basically doesn't currently exist due to cost and lack of supporting...
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    Hand injuries are my (big) company's number one...

    Hand injuries are my (big) company's number one cause of lost time incidents. A relatively new policy requires anyone on our job/work sites to wear approved impact-resistant gloves. Period. (No...
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    Only single phase schematic available so far...

    Only single phase schematic available so far shows a 240vac coil. Wonder how many varieties I-R offers?
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    Members can’t post pics; you have to be a...

    Members can’t post pics; you have to be a contributor. At $6/yr, if Creekers can ‘fix’ your compressor without you getting an electrician’s bill, it pays for about 10 years of contributorship. Quite...
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    Never too old to learn something; years ago I was...

    Never too old to learn something; years ago I was told this schematic element 'opened', and have never questioned it. But thinking back, I've never taken an OL apart to actually look. My bad. ...
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    Agree on the current test 1st, if OP has access...

    Agree on the current test 1st, if OP has access to ammeter. I've never had need of one (make the sparkies do the big AC stuff), so tend to default to methods where I can use a multimeter.

    And...
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    Sometimes I've got to read things 6 times... ...

    Sometimes I've got to read things 6 times... Not sure about the 'reset' button on the contactor. Is this a true OL reset? Or, is it the mechanical over-ride to 'force' the contactor closed?

    If...
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    The other respondents may very well be spot on...

    The other respondents may very well be spot on about the pressure switch, but seems odd for the pressure switch to 'cool off', and so go back to work. I'd be more inclined to suspect the air temp,...
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