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    Happy Thanksgiving!

    Happy Thanksgiving to all. DIL cooked a turkey in the Dutch oven over and under charcoal with potatoes and carrots, onion and apples stuffed inside. Corn casserole, cranberry sauce, rolls and green beans. yum yum
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    My Industrial Cabin Build

    There is a requirement in residential work in my area. it's NEC 220-3(c)(7) it's also the reason for only 13 outlets on a circuit in commercial work. It states that each receptacle will be concidered 180 volt-amps.
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    Load divider dolly,

    That does look interesting. But $5000 is a bit steep. I'm cheap, so a trailer would have more options for use.
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    Garage Heater

    I have a 24' x 30' garage. I used a propane buddy heater in my garage before I installed a heat pump mini split.
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    Front brake hanging up on rav 4?

    The picture didn't come in the first time I posted. It looks like the inner pad is worn out but outer pad is not. Get a new set and remount the caliper assembly and see if it re-centers. Maybe clean and lubricate the assembly mount.
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    Front brake hanging up on rav 4?

    X3 On the rubber hose. Mine went bad on a '03 silverado and caused drag enough to overheat disc wore pad.
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    Share Pics of People Hauling or Towing Something Wrong

    Isn't the red tow dolly/pick up bed being towed backwards?
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    Ice makers-anyone know them?

    Water is freezing in the supply line in the back of the unit? Filter is needing replaced?
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    Dump trailer direct wire?

    I have a battery on my dump trailer that has been there for about 10 years. I installed an Anderson plug on truck and trailer with 8 awg wire. I plug the trailer in when I hitch up. I use the trailer sometimes once a month and sometimes 10 times, sometimes not for 3 months. As long as I plug-in...
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    Stucco over wood

    My florida house is 2x6" exterior walls with 1/2" plywood, tar paper, wire lath and stucco. The only problem area I have had was the wall behind the water softener and airation tank. The house is 29 years old. I did not repaint that area ever. So moisture got into the stucco and rusted the nails...
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    Share Pics of People Hauling or Towing Something Wrong

    Really bad picture. A TONKA dump truck strapped to very end of flatbed semi.
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    Share Pics of People Hauling or Towing Something Wrong

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    Share Pics of People Hauling or Towing Something Wrong

    Saw this yesterday on I75N near Macon, Ga.
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    Burying Flexible Conduits Along Highways

    Traffic cameras?? Electronic traffic warning billboards???
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    Anyone like traffic circles-roundabouts?

    this is a local radio show song about the roundabout
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    Share Pics of People Hauling or Towing Something Wrong

    I took my driver license test in a (my oldest brothers) '71 challenger 4spd in '72. Only car available that day.
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    Tractors and wood! Show your pics

    Yogi05 why not take it to a welding shop for repair?
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    pickup truck size

    A friend of mine had a chevy pickup bed in his yard for years. I asked him why and what he was going to do with it. He said "you want it, take it'. So I did. Another friend has a body shop, I asked him if he could use it. He said bring it over we sell them up north for all the PU bed that rust...
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    Need tool to put tubing on nipple

    Depending on the size of the hose, I use a pair of needle nose pliers inserted into the hose and spread the handles to streatch the hose and then quickly slid on the fitting.
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    Hauling Insulated glass panels a long distance.

    The manufacturer should have them packaged for shipping. And could offer details on how to move them. The A-frame support is how I see glass and marble slabs transported around here.
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    Restarting My '70 Nova Project

    Never had a Nova. But had one of these (1965) in high school. So I had to get this one around 1997. Still have it. In 2007 found a '64 convertible SS it's still a project. It has supposedly an original 265 cu. in. V8. and 4 on the floor.
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    Mice chewing wires

    I have heard that Irish Spring bar soap is a deterrent also. My '92 Jeep Comanche engine compartment was completely full of pine needles, grass clippings and other stuff to the point I could not see the motor after not looking at it for a month. a couple wires and one fuel injector had been...
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    Tiny Houses

    Growing up 1 had 5 brothers and 3 sisters. We lived in a 1200 - 1400 sq. ft. home with 4 bedroom and 1 working bathroom. My 2 older brothers shared a room. My 3 older sisters shared another room. Mom and Dad had the third room. And me and my three younger brothers shared the fourth room, that...
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    Anything better than wire nuts?

    OP are you by chance a lefty. Wired houses for 18 years and one left-handed helper that Twisted the wires backwards the wiring nuts would not stay on for him either.
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    Sometimes it's worth it to hire a land surveyor

    When i was looking to buy my <7 acres, one of the neighbors (Robert) knew the property well. It was his sisters and it was given to her by their father. Robert walked the property line with us, through the forest and up and down the elevations. He followed the fence lines and some white PVC pipe...
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    Plane collision with tractor

    My dad and uncle were pilots. They were taught in the seabee I beleive in the '40"s. Uncle John's plane was an old, old, old, tail dragger with no radio. Flying from Long Island to Vermont one weekend (long ago) supposedly circle airfield twice landing the third time around a duster came up...
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    Fire Pit Idea Needed

    Lift a few pavers. Is the grass growing through the weed fabric? Or between fabric and pavers. The ashes are like fertilizer. How do you mow the surrounding grass?
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    Celebrities I have met

    I've meet two actors John Hillerman, Higgins on Magnum P.I. Jeffery Jones of Ferris Bueller's day off.
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    Wiring pole barn

    I like the cutler hammer brand. Installed a few hundred in homes.
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    Wiring pole barn

    I'm wondering what name brand is that 15 amp breaker is. Hopefully not FPE.
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    Solutions For Spray Priming Plywood

    Would something like this work?
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    Did you guys know this about outlets? I didn't!

    Hot in a two wire switch loop
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    Removing / unscrewing a broken off pvc male adaptor

    I usually use a hacksaw blade and make 3 or 4 cuts about 1/4" apart inside the metal pipe. Then use an awl to pry then out. Needle nose plyers to get the rest out.
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    Did you guys know this about outlets? I didn't!

    Not that I found just harder to break
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    Did you guys know this about outlets? I didn't!

    I wired and trimmed our houses for 18+ years. Then I worked in a hospital for 19 more. The first couple years when I replced an outlet I had to put it in twice. In homes we put ground down. In the hospital it went up. Most had metal plates.
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    Electrical / romex mess

    Second wire that's hot is GFCI protected for outlet on light pole?
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    Building up u-joint cap bore? (PTO shaft repair)

    Could buy one of these and use the correct size to put in joint for the time being.
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    Prostate cancer

    I had radical robotic prostatectomy in 2013 at Celebration Florida Advent Health. About 2hour ride from home. Dr Patel is the director of the Global Robotics Institute at AdventHealth Celebration. He leads one of the world’s most experienced robotic surgery teams and travels around the world to...
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    Tractors and wood! Show your pics

    0k next thing I found: After clicking the "bell" and after clicking the word "settings" on left side of screen below the hi-lighted word "setting" is "Account Detail" click on that and click "receive news".
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    Tractors and wood! Show your pics

    When you sign on click on the bell next to your log in name. Go to bottom of the flyout and click setting. Click on the options you want.
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    Replacement mirror.

    mirror plexy is easier to work with
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    New log splitter

    Manual says 22.5 inch in length and 14 inch diameter. The load that I processed was 16 inch length and up to 20 inch diameter
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    New log splitter

    Sorry working on a very slow connection right now.
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    New log splitter

    I bought a 22 ton powerhorse from Northern Tool Tuesday. Assembled it and added fluids. It rained all day Wednesday (yesterday). Today I set it next to the wood pile and drying rack. Took a couple hours. I ran it at about half speed. A little slow but this is the first time I have used one. I am...
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    What kind of vintage car do you wish you had?

    I have two. A '65 Chevelle 2 door hardtop 283, powerglide. Driveable And a '64 Chevelle AS, 2door, convertible, 269, 4speed. In boxes and buckets. At least 8 years in restoration.
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    Explosions in the woods

    Pour a little (1/2 ounce) of muratic acid in a plastic coke bottle. Put in a strip of aluminum foil, quickly cap the bottle and throw it far away. BOOM.
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    Toilet Mystery

    Have you tried a toilet snake? Maybe something got partially flushed and creating a siphon. I worked in a hospital maintenance department for 19 years found a lot of weird things happen.
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    Can Home electronic security discourage robbers & intruders?

    My alarm is only for if the house is entered. I wired a transformer and a buzzer from the motion lights outside the house to sound inside the house. Like mentioned thieves don't care if lights go on at night. But the sound of my semi autos being racked as I walk out the door gets them running...
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    Anyone identify these electrical connectors?

    4pin bayonet connector.