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    Yesterday, 10:31 PM
    Raspy replied to a thread California Drought in Rural Living
    Disaster relief has nothing to do with begging or "hat in hand looking for a handout". And it has nothing to do with differing political views. ...
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    Yesterday, 01:05 PM
    Raspy replied to a thread Steel roof leaking in Projects
    I would never spray over the top and it sounds like you don't like that idea either. If you did you'd have the foam maintenance to deal with and...
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    Yesterday, 02:45 AM
    Raspy replied to a thread California Drought in Rural Living
    Today they opened the spillway at New Melones Dam. First time since 1997. Couple more days of rain predicted this week and then more the...
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    Yesterday, 02:07 AM
    Raspy replied to a thread California Drought in Rural Living
    Interesting. I use that route to get to Quincy and on to Chico fairly regularly. For many years I've sought out the worst weather to travel in...
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    Yesterday, 01:25 AM
    Raspy replied to a thread California Drought in Rural Living
    California, I've been driving over the Yolo causeway in Sacramento lately on my way to Nevada. What used to be a vast dry area, now looks like an...
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    Yesterday, 01:06 AM
    Raspy replied to a thread California Drought in Rural Living
    No Trespassing, The aquifers and the reservoirs are like bank accounts. When we've been out of money for a while, we are in a drought. When we...
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    02-20-2017, 05:53 PM
    Raspy replied to a thread California Drought in Rural Living
    Sheesh, so many still wallowing in the 70's and carrying on with ridiculous generalizations. It might be time to move on and deal with the...
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    02-20-2017, 04:25 PM
    Raspy replied to a thread California Drought in Rural Living
    Hmmm. I guess you missed it: Gov. Brown Issues State of Emergency in Response to Oroville Dam Spillway Trouble | FOX4 Oroville spillway: Gov....
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    02-18-2017, 08:22 PM
    HillStreet, It sounds like your DHW circulator is able to push water through the manifolds with the manifold (central heat) pumps off. Since you...
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    02-18-2017, 01:11 PM
    Raspy replied to a thread California Drought in Rural Living
    Here's an interesting video of the Washington Scablands. Unrelated to Oroville, but flooding on a huge scale. Channeled Scablands of Washington...
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    02-18-2017, 12:51 PM
    Raspy replied to a thread California Drought in Rural Living
    With that, it seems all the downstream dirt could be scoured out and not lead to failure. Thank bcp for the additional info and that book.
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    02-18-2017, 03:36 AM
    Raspy replied to a thread California Drought in Rural Living
    bcp Thanks for all of those great pictures! Take me a while to look at them all. One caught my attention........ Oroville Dam. ...
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    02-18-2017, 02:27 AM
    Raspy replied to a thread California Drought in Rural Living
    That is a good picture. Hasn't anyone at the dam come up with some original drawings that show how that wall is built and secured to the base rock?...
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    02-18-2017, 02:23 AM
    We still don't know how the mixing valves are plumbed. So they could very well be delivering 110 to the system by recirculating the floor loop and...
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    02-17-2017, 12:37 PM
    You're looking at the whole problem in the opposite way I am and am making some assumptions that have not been shown with a schematic. As I...
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    02-16-2017, 09:52 PM
    dadster4, I don't think so. The reason I say less cycling with higher temps is because you deliver more energy with a higher delivery...
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    02-16-2017, 09:18 PM
    Raspy replied to a thread Cocker Spaniels in Rural Living
    She certainly looks like a Pardi colored, American Cocker Spaniel. Or just Cocker Spaniel, here in the US. That is, assuming she has recently been...
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    02-15-2017, 11:44 PM
    Raspy replied to a thread Cocker Spaniels in Rural Living
    I'd love to have a Lab, or a Golden or Rhodesian, or a Vizsla, or Husky, but we need a smaller dog for traveling. Not a tiny dog, like a chihuahua,...
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    02-15-2017, 12:44 PM
    Raspy replied to a thread Cocker Spaniels in Rural Living
    Thanks for your thoughtful replies. Really looking forward to getting another dog.
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    02-14-2017, 10:44 AM
    Raspy replied to a thread California Drought in Rural Living
    dmccarty, I agree completely. It seems they never believed the emergency spillway would actually be used. They had no logical reason to...
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    02-14-2017, 12:49 AM
    Raspy started a thread Cocker Spaniels in Rural Living
    Do any of you have a Cocker Spaniel as a pet? If so, what can you tell me about their character and compatibility? Are they fun and good...
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    02-14-2017, 12:35 AM
    Yes, it is more efficient to make longer runs at a lower temp. We want the boiler to condense and the lower it's output temp the more it condenses....
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    02-14-2017, 12:20 AM
    HillStreet, The outdoor sensor is a reference the boiler uses to adjust it's delivery temperature in the CH mode. Some systems are set up to...
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    02-13-2017, 10:55 PM
    Raspy replied to a thread California Drought in Rural Living
    Well, not quite. According to a report on PBS today, there was a study done on the Oroville Dam that found the auxiliary spillway was unsound. ...
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    02-13-2017, 10:28 PM
    There is a difference between a "tankless water heater" and a high efficiency boiler, even though they both do nearly the same thing and they both...
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    02-13-2017, 01:26 PM
    Raspy replied to a thread California Drought in Rural Living
    cold, Hoover Dam is one of the places I had in mind. When I was a kid I was simply astounded at what I saw in there. A lasting impression I've...
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    02-13-2017, 12:00 PM
    Raspy replied to a thread California Drought in Rural Living
    They recently inspected the spillway and found a few minor problems. Those were fixed. It seems they had no idea there was a weakness underneath...
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    02-13-2017, 11:21 AM
    Raspy replied to a thread California Drought in Rural Living
    Exactly. Well put.
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    02-13-2017, 02:50 AM
    Raspy replied to a thread California Drought in Rural Living
    The regular spillway problems are no big deal. Yes, there will be more damage to it if they keep using it, and it is severely damaged, but they must...
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    02-13-2017, 01:44 AM
    HillStreet, It sounds like the first thing to do is understand the control strategy of the boiler. The domestic hot water should be a separate...
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Building a steel frame home in the mountains
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Northern Nevada, SF Bay Area
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radiant heating contractor
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John
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NH TC29DA Bolens G14 Skytrac 5028 Dodge Cummins Jeep Rubicon Grizzly 700
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bucket, backhoe, forks, auger
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700
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5
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