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  1. Big box store larger gen will run what, $600-or...

    Big box store larger gen will run what, $600-or so? Rather a no brainer to get one to cover you now while you look for the good deal on a used diesel set. The cheap portable gas generator will still...
  2. No question that a diesel generator, and esp. a...

    No question that a diesel generator, and esp. a mil surp one is best, however it is not required. I have two Mitsubishi mini splits, a 9k and an 18k and they have absolutely no issues running of an...
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    The cause is wiring that is aged and has been...

    The cause is wiring that is aged and has been hacked several times, likely be less than trained people. Failure is likely to be a connection in a junction box that is hidden, walled over, etc....
  4. This is absolutely not true. A grid-tie solar...

    This is absolutely not true. A grid-tie solar system with batteries will run independently when the grid is down, it will of course disconnect it's inverter from the grid side and monitor for utility...
  5. Most every power pole has a ground connection,...

    Most every power pole has a ground connection, they aren't large gauge or to a rod, it's typically a coil of the wire stapled to the bottom of the pole sunk in the ground. It may not sound like much,...
  6. Having lived in the miserable state of...

    Having lived in the miserable state of Connecticut for far too long before escaping to the free world, I can tell you that snow collecting on solar panels is not a significant problem if they are set...
  7. It's time for a "green" investment along with any...

    It's time for a "green" investment along with any tax credits. Install a sizeable solar PV system grid tie with significant battery capacity and put your CNC machines on that. Effectively it gives...
  8. I have one of those stops but mine is 90deg. It...

    I have one of those stops but mine is 90deg. It came with a Clausing lathe 48xx if I recall but I also use it on my Sharp 1340.
  9. Why a backfeed main? OCP would be at the PP end,...

    Why a backfeed main? OCP would be at the PP end, and a panel that size will only hold 4 three phase breakers so it's well within the 6 handle limit for not needing a main disconnect. That said, I'd...
  10. A relatively recent backhoe is about the most...

    A relatively recent backhoe is about the most versatile/affordable single machine to have. Vastly more capacity than any small to mid sized farm tractor, both on the front loader end or the backhoe....
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    Tools and the knowledge to use them. Often...

    Tools and the knowledge to use them. Often knowledge without the tools to put the knowledge to use is not that valuable...
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    From what scientific data I've read in recent...

    From what scientific data I've read in recent years on Chernobyl, the reality is rather far from the propaganda spewed by the anti-nuke minions. It seems a pretty large area was abandoned...
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    My first build was a run of the mill AR15, the...

    My first build was a run of the mill AR15, the lower machined from a "30%" forging (magwell broached and a few things to fit the broaching fixture but not much else. Machined properly on my...
  14. Do you have a web site? (I see you do in your...

    Do you have a web site? (I see you do in your profile) For kitchen knives I'm rather a fan of the inexpensive commercial ones from Sam's, they work well and I don't worry about them when butchering a...
  15. I'm pretty sure my wife wants one of those...

    I'm pretty sure my wife wants one of those knives...
  16. I'm pretty sure this is a USPS "service", see: ...

    I'm pretty sure this is a USPS "service", see:

    Web Tools APIs | USPS

    "You’ll then have access to our most popular offerings like the price calculator, tracking information, and address...
  17. I like to have some headroom on my load ratings,...

    I like to have some headroom on my load ratings, just like on tie downs and rigging supplies. I would't want to put a 3,300# high CoG load on a truck that has a load rating of 3,300# - the driver,...
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    Good grief, so much nonsense. This is a common...

    Good grief, so much nonsense. This is a common issue and they sell anti-rotation pin sets to prevent such wear. Re-cut the hole properly located and oversized, make bushings to match, Locktite them...
  19. 3" ball valves also tend to take a fair amount of...

    3" ball valves also tend to take a fair amount of force to turn, a small bump might turn enough to start hissing, but it's unlikely to get remotely close to full open.
  20. This is not a "pressure vessel" you are...

    This is not a "pressure vessel" you are fabricating, it's a piece of standard rated pipe and rated pipe fittings, no different than piping shop air and should be treated as such. One added suggestion...
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    This is *not* true at all. Your bank web site and...

    This is *not* true at all. Your bank web site and any other reputable web site that handles confidential information will be a secure web site and your data will be encrypted between your browser and...
  22. Thread: OT plumbing

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    Crimp ring PEX is very common here and tooling is...

    Crimp ring PEX is very common here and tooling is ~$100 US. I've been using it a while and haven't had any issues with it. It's also nice when you need to change things as the valves and other metal...
  23. My external home IPs (two ISPs) are static and...

    My external home IPs (two ISPs) are static and have been for years. My current big issue is my smartphone (LG V20) died yesterday and I'm finding used ones are now scarce and the two other V20s my...
  24. The reason everyone and their grandmother is...

    The reason everyone and their grandmother is desperate to get you to use their app is that by installing the app you give them access to pretty much everything on your phone, vs. the much more...
  25. It's certainly true for a lot of people. I know...

    It's certainly true for a lot of people. I know brands from actually looking at them in person at stores / dealers / suppliers. I identify the good ones by my own inspection, not from adver-drivel....
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