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    Brian, there are always exceptions. Our first...

    Brian,
    there are always exceptions. Our first car when we got married was a 1966 Chevy Belaire with a straight six and aftermarket ac. We drove that thing for ten years without having to do very...
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    What is in sunscreen

    My two mischievous grandsons, dumped out a whole bottle of sunscreen on our nicely resurfaced concrete. Nobody noticed before it dried up into some sort impenetrable gunk. We tried soaps, goo gone,...
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    +1 on the packing tape. wax ring stuff is kinda...

    +1 on the packing tape.
    wax ring stuff is kinda sticky, isn’t it. Yuck!
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    I mostly detest gas engines. I just donít use...

    I mostly detest gas engines. I just donít use them often enough. The gasís goes bad andÖ. I have a car and a lawn tractor that doubles as a snow blower. Everything else is Ryobi One for lawn stuff...
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    In our last house, we had a dual fuel range with...

    In our last house, we had a dual fuel range with gas cooktop and double oven with the smaller one on top. We seldom used the lower one. The small oven was great for 90% of what we did. It heated...
  6. My daughters house has one air handler in the...

    My daughters house has one air handler in the attic. I have no idea how they got that thing up there. Thereís a fold down stair and a big return thatís about 30Ē square. My guess is that they...
  7. Charlie, My daughters house is an 1860 can of...

    Charlie,
    My daughters house is an 1860 can of worms. When we first moved here, we needed some plumbing work. I called a leading company and when they heard the address, they said they wouldnít...
  8. Charlie, Thanks for the hint about the interlock...

    Charlie,
    Thanks for the hint about the interlock but it wonít work for me. My main panel has no main breaker. Itís a sub-panel supplied by a 125A breaker in the main panel in my daughters house.
  9. Rod, my dryer is ventless. As I understand it,...

    Rod,
    my dryer is ventless. As I understand it, early in the cycle, it recirculates the air through a dehumifier. It uses a small heat pump for heat. It’s a mystery to me which is why I have a...
  10. Iím not sending that kind of money on her house. ...

    Iím not sending that kind of money on her house. Weíll run extension cords to the fridge.
  11. Malcom, you are right that 10KW is a lot. Iím...

    Malcom, you are right that 10KW is a lot. Iím looking into having an electrician put in a single transfer switch on our house and running a cable out a window well to a portable generator in the...
  12. I know I would need less. I think I muddied the...

    I know I would need less. I think I muddied the waters.

    I want to know if a 120A double pole breaker is the equivalent of two single pole 120A breakers or two 60A single pole breakers.

    This...
  13. Embarrassing circuit breaker/generator question

    My houseís breaker box is actually a sub panel supplied from my daughters house 30 feet away. In their cellar, thereís a 125A 240v breaker. We donít draw anywhere near that much power. Most of the...
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    I find that in my old age, I've just stopped...

    I find that in my old age, I've just stopped caring what other people think. I don't argue. I just go my own way.
  15. I live on a property with a 100' driveway and...

    I live on a property with a 100' driveway and circle drive at the end. We've talked about putting a gate to keep delivery trucks out. they keep driving over our flowers. I don't care but the bride...
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    I can't remember who said this. "People don't...

    I can't remember who said this.
    "People don't want computers, they want computing."

    It was some guy years ago selling the idea of the 'Thin Client' computer. The idea was that the computer on...
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    From an archival point of view, I'm not a fan of...

    From an archival point of view, I'm not a fan of digital. It needs tending. Formats become obsolete. media breaks down. A 4x5 B&W negative is about the best thing us mortals can have. The only...
  18. Yep Jessem lift paired with a wixey digital...

    Yep Jessem lift paired with a wixey digital readout makes setup easy. I only used the dro for relative adjustments but it has been a real help.
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    I scavenged the solenoid from an old doorbell and...

    I scavenged the solenoid from an old doorbell and threw it in a drawer. Years later, our daughter hosted a Halloween sleepover. I wired up the solenoid to tap on the floor under our family room. ...
  20. Iím going to go against the grain and got for a...

    Iím going to go against the grain and got for a Ďpoor manís track sawí. It would be fairly straightforward to build an add on to rip lumber.
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    ken, itís really pretty simple. You have two...

    ken,
    itís really pretty simple. You have two boards with a gap between exactly the width of your groove. Then you use a very short flush trim bit to cut the dado. woodpecker tools sells a really...
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    Stephen, I used to be terrified of stacked dado...

    Stephen,
    I used to be terrified of stacked dado blades. Then I got a zero clearance throat plate. I realized that what scared me was the giant opening in the throat plate. Now itís no big deal.
  23. Clamping end grain cutting board using printing tech

    I was getting ready to start glueing and clamping some 600 pieces into a cutting board for a wedding gift. When I do this, I generally build some sort of clamping frame and itís always kind of a...
  24. When I moved my 17Ē rikon bs to the basement, I...

    When I moved my 17Ē rikon bs to the basement, I enlisted a bunch of coworkers. One guy was an accomplished rock climber so he took the belay position at the top. I hired riggers to get the thing...
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    The crossed chains was new to me. Many thanks to...

    The crossed chains was new to me. Many thanks to all the smart creekers!

    We had a travel trailer when I was a kid. We also had a nice utility trailer. My dad never crossed the chains. Iíve had...
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