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    Re: I need a construction consult

    And yet, a few miles north across the 49th parallel with the same wet external environment, construction is completely different, with full vapour barriers on the interior of the wall, and Tyvek...
  2. Re: Austin near miss - Fedex nearly lands on top of Southwest aircraft

    "Loss of separation" - what a nice euphemism for a near-collision!
  3. Thread: This is LA

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    Re: This is LA

    I had that experience flying into LAX, from the west. Clear, blue sunny day over the ocean, and then descending into a dense, brown cloud. I have no desire to return, although I might fly...
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    Re: Inwale pronunciation

    Around here, the studs they put in the soles of logging boots are called "caulks". And pronounced "corks".
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    Re: A hackneyed phrase

    When did "ask" become a noun? Why do people say "I have an ask" when they mean a request?
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    Re: MotorTrend Checks in on EVs

    TANSTAAFL. But if you have to pay for it anyway, you might as well eat it.
  7. Thread: Wood stove

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    Re: Wood stove

    Ask a forester. The old trees are supposed to drop, and rot slowly, providing nutrients (and a bunch of other stuff, like habitat for critters) for the new trees coming up. Slowly as in decades...
  8. Thread: Wood stove

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    Re: Wood stove

    I am not sure any logging can be describe as "responsible". If you take ANYTHING out of the woods, you have taken away part of the woods. Can't be replaced.
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    Re: Heat resistant wood glue?

    One is phenol formaldehyde, the other is urea formaldehyde. I bet either would work. But just try to find them.
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    Re: MotorTrend Checks in on EVs

    And the RAV4 can't carry stuff like the Prius V. It may have as much or more "rated" cargo volume, but it is floor area rather than cargo height that makes the difference. I would be surprised if...
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    Re: Oughtred is Uhtred?

    30 years ago or so, in the Launchings section of WBM, there was a photo of Iain sailing his freshly-launched Ness Yawl in the Firth of Forth - double reefed and planing in a big, breaking chop!
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    Re: Critical Environmental Theory

    They haven't prosecuted for such offences for at least a couple years, now, with little effect. What is needed are more safe use facilities, safe supply, and lots, lots more treatment facilities.
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    Re: Oars for Gloucester Gull

    I found longer was better for that boat.
  14. Thread: uhhh???

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    Re: uhhh???

    I prefer the corkscrew to the Phillips screwdriver. I find the small flat screwdriver on the tip of the can opener blade will work just about as well. It will even deal with #2 Robertson screws.
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    Re: poems about the pneumatic tire

    That is quite good. But I hope the rest of his poetry concerns other topics as well!
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    Re: High praise for Gordon Lightfoot.

    Actually, Lightfoot himself says he stole the tune! According to him, it is some ancient Irish dirge. As such, there is no copywrite.
  17. Thread: Engine cleaning

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    Re: Engine cleaning

    The dust collecting system does not have a universal motor with arcy, sparky brushes in the fume-laden airflow.
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    Re: High praise for Gordon Lightfoot.

    But that tune was very, very old when stolen. And after all, you weren't using it to sing about the king at the time. Americans are not the only ones to have recycled this tune: Liechtenstein...
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    Re: Speaking of Canada...

    CFB Chilliwack was pretty close. Boundary Bay Airport, which had operational air force squadrons during WW2, is just over 4 nautical miles north of the border.
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    Re: The real reason why the GOP wants to kill SS

    TLT doesn't seem to realize that one has to eat in the short term, for a long time. It is not something one can put off until market conditions improve. If invested in the market he recommends, at...
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    Re: Why are there no eggs?

    Raise 6 million chickens, and what do you get?
    Another day older and deeper in debt.
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    Re: Trump must be losing his mind

    Is he fabricating an excuse of mental incompetence to avoid going to court?
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    Re: I liked Ike. Still do.

    ftfy.
  24. Thread: Ukraine

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    Re: Ukraine

    I think we could say the same about the USA. They show up in the Canadian forces as well, but we do our best to root out the most blatant.
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    Re: workboat conversions

    They do eat fuel. On one boat I was on, they knocked off one knot at cruising speed. That was 12 - 15%.
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    Re: Wave Sweeps Away Spectators on A Beach

    Tourists?

    It happens in Peggy's Cove, Nova Scotia, too.
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    Re: Thoughts and prayers again....

    I am not sure that is a good idea. I suspect a certain sick proportion of the viewers would actually enjoy watching those statistics rising. A few very sick ones might take it as a challenge:...
  28. Thread: It's a scam!

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    Re: It's a scam!

    They are using it to scrape out the dregs...
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    Re: Generator question

    I believe the minimum size for a ground connection is #6. Multiple runs of conductors are allowed for high current applications, but not until you are up to like #1, or is it 1/0? Bottom line, you...
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    Re: workboat conversions

    I have never seen a conversion that kept so much of its rigging! Keeping the poles is pretty common, as they often tow otterboards to control the roll, but keeping the boom and the gear on the...
  31. Thread: Ukraine

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    Re: Ukraine

    But Heimlaga is Finnish, not German.
  32. Thread: deck repair

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    Re: deck repair

    If you can get underneath, a butt block (same size plywood covering the join, at least 8X thickness either side) would work. Glue it well.
  33. Re: Catspaw dinghy - new centerboard or daggerboard or ?

    For the daggerboard, a piece of bungicord from the top leading forward will hold it in place just fine, and doesn't interfere with adjusting it. Anything more complicated, is just more complicated.
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    Re: Italian Automotive Design

    It can't be shown in a picture, but one thing Italian cars all had, back in the 60's and 70's, was a great sound. I can remember running to look out the window more than once, to see a Fiat 128 go...
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    Re: Do answering machine menus save time?

    Which is why they always tell you that "this call is being recorded" for some bogus reason that boils down to keeping you from screaming at their underpaid staff.
  36. Thread: It's a scam!

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    Re: It's a scam!

    They have been using CO2 for oil extraction for a while. The greenwashing is new, and not good. Obtaining "voluntary" right-of-ways, and now threatening to expropriate, is evil. Although, if they...
  37. Thread: Headed to London

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    Re: Headed to London

    If in London for more than 2 days, use the Tube and get an Oyster card (Transit card). Most of the museums are free.
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    Re: what hath fuji done?

    And depreciation, or expenses, on income taxes.
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    Re: Being a Karen about my neighbor's American flag

    Because they were too busy being shot at to risk going out to pull it down!
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    Re: The real reason why the GOP wants to kill SS

    And you actually believe what they say? Do I have a deal for you....
  41. Thread: genius!

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    Re: genius!

    You will not enjoy the ratchet they hand you as a replacement. Assuming they honour the warranty, as you took a cutoff wheel to it!
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    Re: Stupid boat trick!

    Maybe wear the PFD? That way, you will KNOW when it gets hooked by the yard!
  43. Thread: genius!

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    Re: genius!

    Now I understand! I learned wrenching on Japanese econoboxes and motorbikes, where all that was required were 8, 10, 12, 14, 17, 19 and 22 mm sockets (standard length, 3/8" drive) and a couple of...
  44. Thread: genius!

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    Re: genius!

    How long until they have all migrated to where the socks go to from the dryer?

    The disappearance of the 10 mm socket is kind of an ongoing joke on AvE's Youtube channel. I have not noticed this...
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    Re: Whales washed ashore

    It would probably wind up drifting back on shore somewhere else. Not to mention being a hazard to shipping.

    Maybe they should be "scuttled"? Tow them off the beach, well out to sea, and then...
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    Re: GOP fear of transgendered people knows no bounds

    Not to mention the effects of BPA, found in that oh-so-useful substance we either detest or revere, epoxy!
  47. Re: Microsoft is laying off 10,000 employees as they lean into AI

    When companies began to outsource services overseas, I have heard of people asked to train their replacements, as their last act before being laid off.

    Can you imagine being replaced by the AI...
  48. Thread: Water Stilting

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    Re: Water Stilting

    I tried snowshoes on stilts, once. It did not go well...
  49. Re: Corporations are persons! Boeing to be charged with a felony.

    Then they didn't tell anyone about the new systems, or teach them what to do if they did go wrong. "Just like the old 737 you are used to, no training required", they said.

    A sequence of poor...
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    Re: Latest Australian gun amnesty

    A great way to get rid of weeds....
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