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    Marketing people certainly like it when you can...

    Marketing people certainly like it when you can raise your prices and blame the price increase on someone else.

    Like in a car dealership when they add on a "destination fee" and the salesman says...
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    Starrett 199 Master Precision Level

    Up for sale is a Starrett 199 Master Precision Level 15" with case. It is in excellent condition, some minor marks on the wood case.

    Price is $325 plus shipping which I will figure out after you...
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    That will work great for private fleets. Won't...

    That will work great for private fleets. Won't work for the public because just like everything else, a small percentage will screw it up for everybody and bring in old, near dead battery packs and...
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    A large part of the problem at TMI was that the...

    A large part of the problem at TMI was that the little light on the control panel that showed if a valve was open or not simply showed if there was electricity to the solenoid. If there was no...
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    You really should have put up a more descriptive...

    You really should have put up a more descriptive title.

    Something like "Need help identifying unknown metal doodad with micrometer adjusting knobs that might have some metal shop purpose". ;)
    ...
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    Also tell them "I understand that you are paying...

    Also tell them "I understand that you are paying me to do work here, not stand around messing with my cell phone."

    Steve
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    The last time I interviewed someone I was an IT...

    The last time I interviewed someone I was an IT consultant and my manager asked me to do the interview and give her a yes or no. There were no "fuzzy" questions. It was tell me about the programs...
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    An interesting problem with motorcycles is you...

    An interesting problem with motorcycles is you have to follow an exact procedure to get a correct oil level reading. On my Honda it's ride around until the oil is warm, stop the bike and wait 2-3...
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    Still have my K&E slide rule around here...

    Still have my K&E slide rule around here somewhere. Bet it still works!

    As far as Harley goes, last time I checked USA motorcycle sales peaked around 2006-2007 (remember all those motorcycle...
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    The bottom of the connecting rods splash down...

    The bottom of the connecting rods splash down into the oil and foam it up.

    Steve
  11. When I was in the Army the "shredder" (officially...

    When I was in the Army the "shredder" (officially called a disintegrator) was 6' tall by 4' by 4' and weighed about 1500 lbs, it was also tested and approved for use on classified material.
    ...
  12. There is opinionated and there is going out of...

    There is opinionated and there is going out of your way to be a jackass.

    One thing to remember is that Don built and runs this web site as a business. The thing that will drive people away is to...
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    You might want to check out: Find a Chapter...

    You might want to check out:

    Find a Chapter

    The Minnesota Car Enthusiast Club

    About | The Guild of Metalsmiths

    There is also a web site called Meetup.com You can search for clubs in your...
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    Less than it was which is the problem with...

    Less than it was which is the problem with removing the ethanol. Based the percentages and octane ratings I think it lowers it around 3 - 4 points. Could be more, I'm not a fuel engineer. The...
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    Prior to the 1980s if you wanted to locate an...

    Prior to the 1980s if you wanted to locate an enemy battery you needed two locators to get a triangulation. Heifitz may have been able to correctly determine the incoming path but without a second...
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    I have seen large artillery projectiles being...

    I have seen large artillery projectiles being fired. You stand behind a 155 cannon and it's easy to see them leaving. Have them a couple miles behind you and firing over your head and you can hear...
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    Well, my protocol is: 4 stroke engines - if the...

    Well, my protocol is: 4 stroke engines - if the gas has been in there more than 3 months, drain it and dump in my van to use it up. I still use Stabil but repairing carbs is a pain I'd rather avoid....
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    Hey I can remember paying that much for it. ...

    Hey I can remember paying that much for it. About 20 years ago. Why should the price have gone up since then? ;)

    Steve
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    There was a cartoon I had saved years ago that I...

    There was a cartoon I had saved years ago that I used as an example of needing to give subordinates clear instructions, in the cartoon the worker made a sign that said "Key Pout".

    Once I was at a...
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    Is the current paint flaking off or does it just...

    Is the current paint flaking off or does it just look bad? Back when I was 18 and was a world renowned expert on everything (and before there was an Internet where you could ask for help) I decided...
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    This will keep you busy for a while. YouTube...

    This will keep you busy for a while.

    YouTube



    Open Source Machining Tools channel on YouTube

    YouTube
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    Which is why you find a contractor who correctly...

    Which is why you find a contractor who correctly does the project by doing Manual J calculations to figure the actual amount of heating and cooling loads instead of using "rules of thumb".

    My 1600...
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    A concrete house can be made to look like any...

    A concrete house can be made to look like any other stucco coated house.

    Personally if I was going to build a house in a fire prone area it would be made out of Hebel block and there wouldn't be...
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    Pretty much is the only answer. ...............

    Pretty much is the only answer.


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    OP - If you want to rough out the heating load for this building:

    The formula for heat transfer is:
  25. 6 inches at an R-value of 5.5 is a total R value...

    6 inches at an R-value of 5.5 is a total R value of 33. So only 1/33 (3%) of the heat passed before will still be passed. Putting on 8" brings the total R-value up to 44 or passing 1/44 or 2.3%, so...
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