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  1. My high school was built in 1928 and the...

    My high school was built in 1928 and the auditorium seated 2409 people. There was a raised air inlet under about every 4th seat. So I imagine that the space beneath seats was probably a giant...
  2. Makes me think of Ethel, a woman not to be...

    Makes me think of Ethel, a woman not to be trifled with.

    The scene is Ethel enjoying her morning cup of coffee by her front window. Suddenly, she sees the disembodied arms of her unfriendly...
  3. Jerome, in my imagination, the air moves from...

    Jerome, in my imagination, the air moves from many holes in the ceiling straight down to many holes near the floor. The objective would be that air would not move horizontally at all. Itís an...
  4. A Windsor chair question...sort of...Really about riving spindles

    I want to built some Roorkee chairs and the stresses on the chair parts are pretty extreme. The way they were made in the 19th century was to use riven wood instead of sawing so that the grain would...
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    My son-in-laws neices significant other is an...

    My son-in-laws neices significant other is an 'ethical hacker' for a Fortune 100 company. He directs a group that invents new ways to break into the corporate networks. They try to get around the...
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    My wife got sick of all the magazines so she made...

    My wife got sick of all the magazines so she made me a deal. I gave up the hard copies and she replaced them with the dvds. Now I have something that's searchable. I can print something if I want....
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    +1 on the 42 slots. Like clamps, you can never...

    +1 on the 42 slots. Like clamps, you can never have enough. You would hate to have to double up.

    Put me in the upstairs load center camp. Imagine you want to mess with a machine and want to...
  8. Mel, I don't have a video of my old snow blower. ...

    Mel, I don't have a video of my old snow blower. If I did, the language wouldn't be suitable. As I recall, there were some gearheads at a local Midas shop and I just gave it to them. I think I...
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    General Metalworking Spinners like pewter because it doesn't work...

    Spinners like pewter because it doesn't work harden. 1011 aluminum doesn't work harden much so it's another favorite.
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    I'm a big fan of capping any lumber with the end...

    I'm a big fan of capping any lumber with the end grain facing the sky. I use either plastic or metal caps on my fence posts. I even capped the vertical members of my grandsons play set that were...
  11. A raised floor in a restaurant would be very hard...

    A raised floor in a restaurant would be very hard to keep clean. One dinner with my 2 year old grandson and you can see why. They don't call him Hurricane Charlie for nothing. We see him as living...
  12. I'm painting my brackets today. I will have an...

    I'm painting my brackets today. I will have an upper bracket with a removable pin and a lower bracket that let's my mast lower to horizontal so I can access the sensor array and clean if necessary.
  13. LOL, Bill Reminds me of an old 2 cycle snow...

    LOL, Bill

    Reminds me of an old 2 cycle snow blower than would only start in warm weather. If it snowed, we would bring it into the house to warm up. I got rid of that thing. Our current...
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    This is a timely thread. I have an Asian...

    This is a timely thread. I have an Asian persimmon tree and the squirrels have been getting most of the fruit. I think Iíll try the pvc pipe solution this year. Iíll slit it in half and figure out...
  15. My FIL took me on a tour. I remember the engines...

    My FIL took me on a tour. I remember the engines running but no thump. He was a plant supervisor back in the 50s and 60s so he lived in a house close by. My wife never mentioned any big noise.
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  16. Any experience with very large Cooper Bessemer engines?

    My father-in-law worked at a natural gas pumping station in central Kansas. The pumps were driven by natural gas engines made by Cooper Bessemer. The stats are really impressive:

    -- Cylinder...
  17. My daughter gave me a kickstarter item for...

    My daughter gave me a kickstarter item for Christmas 2018. I still don't have it. We keep getting these updates and apparently it's been quite a ride for them. At one point their office burned...
  18. I wondered about the raised floor idea. Computer...

    I wondered about the raised floor idea. Computer rooms have raised floors so they can direct cooling air.

    Funny story. On of our operations guys kept disappearing during his shift. Turned out...
  19. Gee, I didnít think of lightning. I wonder if I...

    Gee, I didnít think of lightning. I wonder if I have a problem. My installation isnít ideal fo wind measurement. Itís about 20 feet from my 2 story house. Itís about 20 feet high. The galvanized...
  20. Lee, I think your best inspiration might come...

    Lee, I think your best inspiration might come from the amateur radio folks.

    My sensor array is on a 1.5Ē galvanized mast. Iím making a lower bracket from two 4Ē pieces of 2Ēx3Ēx1/8Ē angle iron. I...
  21. I hunted around yesterday to see what hepa would...

    I hunted around yesterday to see what hepa would do. Itís around a half micron. For what itís worth one source said hepa is equal to 17-20 on the MERV scale.
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    Dang, I hunted for two years to find 200bf of oak...

    Dang, I hunted for two years to find 200bf of oak hat was full of holes.
  23. Would a ceiling mounted air cleaner help with coronavirus?

    My daughter is on the board of our local preschool. They are trying to figure out how to open next school year. Getting 2 year olds to wear masks is obviously a big deal so they are trying to think...
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    Patrick, I assume you meant Ďspring loadedí. I...

    Patrick, I assume you meant Ďspring loadedí. I donít think thatís a spring. My first thought was a coiled antenna which means RF of some sort.

    Do you have a car fax report or something that...
  25. Thanks Bill, since Iím dealing with a kids play...

    Thanks Bill,
    since Iím dealing with a kids play set as a foundation, I have some limitations, not the least of which is preventing and kids from laceration. I picked up som 2x2 angle iron and Iím...
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