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    Re: Masks: An informal unscientific survey.

    But isn't that was creates the creosote, necessitating the chimney cleanout?
  2. Thread: top this

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    We spent the meal discussing how we could get more litter boxes & LGBTQ info into schools along with a requirement that all teachers must be trans. Then we went out knocking on doors to get...
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    Re: What Are You Doing for T-Day?

    Ain't that the truth!!!

    Happy Thanksgiving all.
  4. Re: Irony is beyond the ken of House Republicans

    Maybe even 3 times? Totally valid though - I agree with him. However, your quote seems to no longer be true (other than the beer part). I think background checks for the 2 top offices are entirely...
  5. Re: Irony is beyond the ken of House Republicans

    John makes a good point. Since all the other folks in the WH have to pass background checks, shouldn't the president have to?

    Trump's presence certainly shows it should be required, as he'd never...
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    Re: all things World Cup 2022 thread

    C'mon Paul - we know women's sports don't matter...

    Just like FIFA & Quatar don't it seems.
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    Re: Starting a large steam engine

    What a wonderful machine. Thanks for posting!
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    Re: What Are You Doing for T-Day?

    Just the kids, grandkids, outlaws & a couple of friends, but looking forward to it.

    WNCS (The Point) plays Alice's Restaurant at noon. Either 104.7 or 95.7 in Thetford..

    Happy Thanksgiving!
  9. Re: there used to be a somewhat popular class of vehicles

    I like this! Any more info on it?
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    Re: Masks: An informal unscientific survey.

    So you troll IRL too, eh?

    I'd love to be a fly on the wall - though I am very thankful that I don't have to deal with Rep family. Ain't got none that are - AFAIK.
  11. Thread: Red Green

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    Re: Red Green

    Even LL Bean!

    You do realize that wearing one will brand you as on old phart redneck, right?
  12. Re: You can lay the blame at the feet of the Baby Boomers.

    I do not hate any of them - particularly Lions, Rotary, etc. What I was trying to say about them is that they have made themselves less & less relevant.

    Scouts are a different story. I know many...
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    Re: Diesel Heat Clones

    The Eberspacher style heaters act like a home hot air furnace. You literally have a thermostat & it turns the heater on & off - maintaining a fairly steady temp. It also has a blower so you can...
  14. Re: You can lay the blame at the feet of the Baby Boomers.

    Ted -

    Lions, Rotary, etc. have kept themselves outdated by remaining old white Christian as the world changes around them. The Boy Scouts were awful for me - starting me on my "never trust...
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    Re: Masks: An informal unscientific survey.

    I can't say for sure, but he sure sounded like he was feeling like an idiot. He's on Medicare, so it cost us a ton. I mentioned that... ;)
  16. Re: You can lay the blame at the feet of the Baby Boomers.

    Not true IMO. They've always been there, but have been given voice by them. In addition, Trump made it OK to be a self-serving, hate anyone who's different jerk. Actually, he made it something to...
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    Re: NiCads & temperature

    The tools don't smell like Castrol...

    I corrected my post - the oldest are 5 or 6 years old, newest are less than a year - though the newer ones are not Dewalt brand. Supposedly 6.0AH, but...
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    Re: all things World Cup 2022 thread

    No argument with that. I just have never understood the appeal of football/soccer. Add the current issues with FIFA & Qatar & there are even fewer reasons to watch.
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    Re: Masks: An informal unscientific survey.

    Vermont requires masks in all hospitals & doctor's offices. Makes sense to me!

    Of course the cheap "surgical" style masks with the big gaps on the sides don't do much...
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    Re: NiCads & temperature

    That may be the best answer. Amazon has 2 2.0Li batteries and the adapter & charger for $99. People seem to complain about how hard it is to remove the adapter from the tool - but I bet it's the...
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    Re: NiCads & temperature

    Well - I guess I answered my own question - but why didn't I think of this sooner? Not so bright I guess...

    Overnight I charged up the battery that only made 4 2x4 cuts on Sunday. In the shop,...
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    Re: all things World Cup 2022 thread

    So - you start with a game that forbids the use of humans' most important physical attribute (hands/opposable thumbs), then you add in a totally corrupt/chickensh!t organization (FIFA) and set the...
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    Re: Monday Morning PSA: Slideshows in meetings

    Those here who use them as guides/launch points have the right idea & the OP is 100% correct that simply reading the slides is a waste of everyone's time.

    A a member of a regional planning...
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    Re: Masks: An informal unscientific survey.

    This. Always a (K)N95. We are in the minority though. Stores around here are 5-10% masked at most. At least around here most are pretty well vaxed & we've had all we can get.

    I just talked to...
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    Re: Red Green

    Hence my tagline of 10+ years...
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    Re: NiCads & temperature

    Thanks guys. Dewalt is pretty much the go-to brand for most contractors around here - though most have upgraded to lithium 20 volt versions. These tools have done me very, very well. In fact, I...
  27. Re: You can lay the blame at the feet of the Baby Boomers.

    Absolutely - that war shaped my last years of HS & first years of college - it was the herd of elephants in the room every day.

    To the thread topic: I can't tell you how disappointed I am in my...
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    Re: some motorbikes. . .

    That JAP-Norton is wonderful! NorJAP? JAPton? With Tritons so well known, I guess it'd have to be JAPton.
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    I've got 500 really dumb dollars - that work?
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    Re: Vintage sports and racing cars pictures.

    240K may not be much for the drivetrain, but it is for everything else. New dash, seats, door panels, carpets, all new rubber, etc. etc.

    Yes - many were auto unfortunately.

    I don't have a...
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    Re: Vintage sports and racing cars pictures.

    If I had a spare 22K my boat would be floating...

    But thx
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    Re: Vintage sports and racing cars pictures.

    But freakin' orange & 240K miles for 22K. Probably an automatic too.
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    Re: Vintage sports and racing cars pictures.

    Getting said AZ/CA body back here would add 2-3K though. No doubt that the running gear is simple - one of its pluses in my book. Years ago I used to do quicky "rebuilds" on B18s & B20s - hone,...
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    Re: Vintage sports and racing cars pictures.

    ftfm
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    Re: Vintage sports and racing cars pictures.

    I still want an ES & am bummed at what prices are like nowadays: 40K minimum for a clean one. IPD (I think that was the company) parts applied liberally to the suspension made a huge difference.
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    NiCads & temperature

    Another request of the fount of knowledge.

    I have a 12 or so YO set of Dewalt cordless 18V tools with NiCad batteries. Been great & they've seen a lot of use. However, I brought them to do a...
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    A friend had a half V8 Scout that he used to pull a 3/4 full oil delivery truck out of a ditch. The truck driver was shocked.
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    Re: Vintage sports and racing cars pictures.

    What did you dislike about 1800s? I had a P1800 (Jensen built) & an 1800E. I thoroughly enjoyed both of them - though underpowered & aftermarket swaybars were needed. A friend had an 1800S that he...
  39. Re: Irony is beyond the ken of House Republicans

    I was thinking more like "Thou kenneth that this is of importance?"
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    Re: i think you gotta stop

    While I'd love to eat that burger - I have to ask if there's significance beyond haute cuisine in your being back in Mishygan?
  41. Re: Irony is beyond the ken of House Republicans

    So - in 16th-17th century prose would it be "kenneth"?
  42. Re: You can lay the blame at the feet of the Baby Boomers.

    Or Vermont.
  43. Thread: one motion

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    Re: one motion

    Car & Driver recently did an article waxing ecstatic about the newest Prius. While they lasted really well (a friend sold hers with over 200K miles & the battery capacity was still almost 80%), the...
  44. Re: there used to be a somewhat popular class of vehicles

    Since the thread got bumped & I missed it the first time around... I had a 44 Willys MB - Air Force Jeep. It was great & the military gearing allowed it to do 50-55 without screaming. I also had 2...
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    Sticky: Re: Jamie Johnston (S.V. Airlie) is in the hospital.

    Michael (mmd) sent me these 2 pics on Sunday - but I was having too much fun building the frame for the winter cover on my brother's boat. I'd forgotten how much fun carpentry in 25F with 20+ knot...
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    Re: Elon is off to a good start.

    I just might wanna do that.

    Lucky for me - I don't use Twitter or Faceplant of much of any social media other than here. But then the WBF is a big deal - so who needs any of that penny ante stuff?
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    Re: Galvanized Screws

    It's also good on dried, cracked skin.
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    Re: Election Deniers

    Answering Truman might get you a more intense checkup...
  49. Re: Fans of Hornblower and the Aubrey-Maturin books

    I love this place (where else would you learn something like that?) and - as John said - good job & thank you!
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    Sticky: Re: Jamie Johnston (S.V. Airlie) is in the hospital.

    I just heard back from Michael. I'd asked him if he'd seen this thread.
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