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    Re: Construction work

    Nope. Just 450-600 volts. Enough to have me very concerned.

    Still hoping to find an off-grid microinverter solution.
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    Re: Construction work

    I give up. Been up here since Wednesday. Longest continuous stay.

    Out of gas. Nothing left to give. Ditch 1; blue 0.

    Now I’m just sitting here enjoying the beautiful afternoon.

    There’s...
  3. Thread: 1910 Tesla?

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    Re: 1910 Tesla?

    We suck.
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    Re: Construction work

    Orangeburg. Ugh. That was an ordeal. Mine was from 2’ to 6’ through 75’ of rock and clay. It had all migrated over the pipe over 50 years. The plumber had a new kubota mini excavator. It was...
  5. Re: Movies that have held up and those that don't

    The dream life of angels.
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    Re: Construction work

    It was a glorious day for ditch digging. Think I’m going to limit this trench to water. 12” deep. Pex in pvc.

    I’ve got some 2” rigid metal conduit for the high voltage DC. Won’t have to go...
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    Construction work

    I’ve got this pet theory these construction work will keep me fit and healthy.

    Jury is still out.

    Starting my trench for water. And maybe for the high voltage DC power line. But I’ve...
  8. Re: Movies that have held up and those that don't

    Blade Runner. Still pretty good.
  9. Thread: top this

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    Re: top this

    I had a bullet fly fairly close overhead. Bang…wizzzz. Sounded like an angry wasp.

    I’m in the smack middle of 30 acres.

    I’ll be pissed if they hit one of my windows.
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    Re: Why is it called keyless?

    Shouldn’t it be called switchless?
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    Why is it called keyless?

    I get that it doesn’t have the ball chain. But why “keyless?”

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  12. Thread: top this

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    Re: top this

    Cause Google would never censor stuff. What a nut job.
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    Re: What Are You Doing for T-Day?

    Went to houston last weekend. So I got a pass to spend several days at the place. Making space and knocking out projects.
  14. Re: 8 Breakthroughs in Diabetes Research That Are Giving Us Hope

    I ask my doc for health tips and he has nothing. When pressed, he says it’s all cutting edge stuff and probably doesn’t matter. He, also, is not accustomed to healthy patients.
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    Re: i think you gotta stop

    Cheese food product
  16. Thread: Hey Lee

    by bluedog225
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    Re: Hey Lee

    That’s the one. Thanks!
  17. Thread: Hey Lee

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    Hey Lee

    Any chance you can remember what you called your barn wiring thread? I’m laying out the circuits for my place and remember there was some good stuff discussed.

    I’m looking but no dice. I’ve...
  18. Thread: Houston

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    Re: Houston

    The Pit Room. Montrose. Feast No. 1.

    I don’t indulge in this type thing much. But we had some guests from Connecticut.

    It was darn good.
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    Re: Circus fat man 1890

    23.7. But I’m using my original height before I lost 2”. Heart association says I’m on the borderline of being overweight.
  20. Thread: Houston

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    Houston

    Went to houston this weekend to see her folks. First time I’ve made the mistake of driving arriving during rush hour. What a magnificent mess of a city. It was windy, cold, and rainy. Traffic was...
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    Re: How long before Truth social is dead?

    “Twitter explore” lets you look without joining. Fun stuff.

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    Re: Circus fat man 1890

    I was listening to a doc this weekend who was commenting on the healthy bodies of those who competed in naked and afraid. 60-90 days of gathering food all day, and eating very little. They end up...
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    Re: Skin on frame stringer repair

    Scarf. That’s it.

    Can I just sorta freehand it with basic jig? Or is precision needed?

    Thanks
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    Skin on frame stringer repair

    Well shoot. My old thread won’t open. Probably just as well as I’ve put this project off for a bit.

    I’ve got an old Nautiraid skin on frame folding kayak. Ash frame, hypalon skin.

    A couple...
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    Re: Airbus vs Fire truck

    Whoever that is needs to get that stuff off.
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    Re: Bought a new phone - after seven years

    Yeah. It’s easy to forget how nice it is when stuff just works.

    one day, the wife will figure that out.
  27. Re: Twitter will become the AM radio of social media.

    I love this guy.

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  28. Sticky: Re: Jamie Johnston (S.V. Airlie) is in the hospital.

    Sorry to hear this. I’m glad so many here were able to reach out. You are good people.
  29. Thread: Safer room

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    Re: Safer room

    I feel a little guilty and have stopped posting some of it. It’s just too good.

    but one more can’t hurt. Need handrails for my ship ladder staircase. Got these very heavy stainless rails for a...
  30. Thread: Safer room

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    Re: Safer room

    Yeah. The wife called and asked where I was. I said “in bed with my mistress.” She said “No your not; you’re at restore!”

    I was thinking about how to paint then realized I was going to leave it...
  31. Thread: Safer room

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    Safer room

    Been looking for a door for my little “safer room” where I’m going to store my batteries and solar electronics. That’ll do pig; that’ll do.

    Going to be a little fiddly to make it open inwards. ...
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    Re: It's not always a gun!

    It’s right around rifles.
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    Re: It's not always a gun!

    It’s almost like violence is the problem.
  34. Thread: if its true

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    Re: if its true

    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=hKF8YxWWhI4


    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=hKF8YxWWhI4
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    Re: Ooof - COVID

    Sorry. It just keeps giving. Hope it is a mild case.
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    Re: Jeff Bezos: winter is coming

    A slowdown would be nice. I’ve started my winter garden.
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    Re: Happy birthday to johnw…

    Happy birthday!
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    Re: It Ain't Like Riding a Bicycle

    Under no circumstances.
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    Re: The real deal

    Nope. Strike that. Coffee is kicking in. No frosting. A large edison bulb would be perffect.

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    Re: The real deal

    I’ve had great success with the spray on glass frosting. Goes on like paint. Takes the edge off really bright LEDs like this. But I can always dial back the size.

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    Re: The real deal

    Don’t know much about safe.
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    Re: does anybody here

    Not yet.
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    The real deal

    Been waiting for this one. Weighs a ton. Need a big general area light for the center of my shop. Will need some wiring work. Glass is perfect. Big 500 watt equivalent led bulb can run on 60...
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    Re: The retroencabulator has been updated

    A nightmare for esl folks.
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    Re: the lonely butcher boy

    At the local food coop, they are charging something crazy for frozen bones from grass fed cattle. Something like $20/lb. Just bones.
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    Re: Do I need vent holes?

    This is a strangely appealing idea. Fortunately, the way it’s built is a bunch of sections butt welded to others. So many smaller compartments.

    This weekend I installed a 5” flashing to keep 99%...
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    Re: the lonely butcher boy

    Crazy healthy stuff.
  48. Thread: Conex boxes

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    Re: Conex boxes

    I’ve got my current 40 footer a foot or two off the ground with 18” square blocks centered under the corner castings. Nice and breezy underneath.

    I finally came to terms with the condensation...
  49. Thread: Conex boxes

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    Re: Conex boxes

    There are auction places I should check out. As much trouble as I have picking up random stuff, I’ve been hesitant to open that door. A $1,000 box would be great. Haven’t seen anything like that.
  50. Re: The "A Christmas Story" house is for sale...

    Great air bnb material…..
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