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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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    Look into strains of Buffalo Grass - some as...

    Look into strains of Buffalo Grass - some as 'Turffalo' (https://www.depts.ttu.edu/communications/newsletter/stories/vol1_no4/turffalo.html). It grows to 3"H only, so generally NO mowing. No idea...
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    Hard to tell from the photo, but if it is either...

    Hard to tell from the photo, but if it is either nutsedge or nutgrass, I've had fairly good luck with Image herbicide over Bermuda. Not sure what it might do to your KBG, etc.?

    Best chemical...
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    In mid-read of Homo Deus - A Brief History of...

    In mid-read of Homo Deus - A Brief History of Tomorrow (by Yuval Noah Harari). It has a very scholarly feel to it, so it is a tough read (slow). Available even on AMAZON!!;) I highly recommend his...
  8. Thread: New J/P

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    Alright, I need one too. I just have to figure...

    Alright, I need one too. I just have to figure out how to deal with the neighbor's noise complaints. I'm guessing they'll still be calling the 9-1-1-my-ears-hurt hotline 30-40 minutes after I...
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    Look at trickle chargers ($40). Pig-tail...

    Look at trickle chargers ($40). Pig-tail installed on the battery, and this quik-connects to a 'wall-wart' charger. It keeps the battery of my seasonal use equipment topped up and ready to use.
    ...
  10. Whisky and wine makers are doing the same:...

    Whisky and wine makers are doing the same: single-barrel; limited release; reserve; 'named' rather than an age statement; etc.

    Perhaps a tribute to the increasing affluence of consumers??

    For...
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    Congratulations to you and your Mustang! ...

    Congratulations to you and your Mustang!

    Please convey my gratitude for his service.
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    35m/min?? For the metrically impaired, this...

    35m/min?? For the metrically impaired, this works out to ~23 inches/second. Also known as 'Launch Mode".:eek: :cool:

    I'm guessing a lot of the weight comes from the nuclear reactor in the base -...
  13. I'm a traditionalist on toes (if there IS such a...

    I'm a traditionalist on toes (if there IS such a thing): I like the narrow round or medium round styles. (Same rationale with the underslung heel.)
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    Whhhaaaattt? ...It's just a little curly cherry.

    Whhhaaaattt? ...It's just a little curly cherry.
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    Never done this, watched it done, or lived with...

    Never done this, watched it done, or lived with the aftermath - - so take this for what it's worth.

    I have heard of 'folks' using 2 methods for remediation of said subsidence (...how's that for...
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    ...Flat and SQUARE. Once flat, joint the 'glue'...

    ...Flat and SQUARE. Once flat, joint the 'glue' edge of a stile to exact 90deg. Rail ends have to be square, or I can call myself a Cooper (things are going to curve!). And my work got a lot...
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    412948 Finally finished the display shelf. ...

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    Finally finished the display shelf. Three tiered, with 4 strands of LEDs (3 up, 1 down - up & down on separate dimmers). Lighting is not quite as harsh as the photo makes it look - my photo...
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    Do you find the Makintosh designs online or can...

    Do you find the Makintosh designs online or can you recommend any books?
  19. You are THE MAN!! Good luck and welcome! ...

    You are THE MAN!! Good luck and welcome!



    Now you guys are talking sexy. (More boots than shoes here. Cayman belly with a suit. Bill Maher can laugh all he wants and %^## *~ @$$.)
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    I just built a display shelf with both up-lights...

    I just built a display shelf with both up-lights and down-lights. Illumination came from LED 'tape' (warm-white, peel&stick). Used touch logic pad (~1" x 1.25" x 1/4") to control both on/off and...
  21. ^ The human eye is incredibly attuned to...

    ^ The human eye is incredibly attuned to asymmetry, so make sure you get the 'free' part re-positioned accurately.

    Or, maybe cut the letters into the top (center of 'R' is still supported). Then...
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    Looks great to me; functional, and I think you...

    Looks great to me; functional, and I think you nailed the neo-Danish.

    If you have 100-150 bdft of fiddle-back left-over (always a little drop), I might be able to haul it off for you??:cool:
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    I guess I'll have to go dig up my Chemistry...

    I guess I'll have to go dig up my Chemistry professor and scold him.:mad: I'd also guess that with the foil touching the file, an electrolyte becomes somewhat less important.;)

    ...like I said,...
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    I may be getting way out in the weeds and I am...

    I may be getting way out in the weeds and I am certainly stretching the brain cells pretty thin here, but there are differing quality electrolytes. Saltwater obviously is decent, but I dimly recall...
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    Lowell is right. Itís called cathodic protection...

    Lowell is right. Itís called cathodic protection - based on electrical conductivity, not thermal.

    The dissimilar metals form a battery, where in this case the aluminum is the sacrificial anode. ...
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