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    06-23-2019, 04:41 PM
    Yes, we have recently replaced the third battery in the modem. It swells to the point of the back cover pops off. To answer mihit's question, it...
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    06-23-2019, 08:42 AM
    If you search these things, most of them state they will not work on CDMA (Verizon/Sprint), only GSM. Not sure what the difference is between the...
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    06-22-2019, 05:45 PM
    Not a bad idea!
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    06-22-2019, 02:59 PM
    The only broadband service we can get, other than satellite, is wireless broadband. It's better than dialup, the signal isn't the greatest, and we...
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    06-22-2019, 02:48 PM
    The bathroom being worked on now had no fan, cause when the house was built, by code, if it had a window, it didn't require a fan. I want a fan in...
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    06-22-2019, 05:38 AM
    Doing a bathroom renovation, one under way, the other will be after the credit card gets paid off! Anyway, I'm putting in an inline exhaust fan in...
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    06-15-2019, 03:52 PM
    rws replied to a thread OT- Any MAC Gurus here? in General
    First, I didn't pay a dime for this, it was given to me. This is a 2012 MacBook Pro. I have used almost only Firefox for the browser. Battery life is...
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    06-15-2019, 10:48 AM
    rws started a thread OT- Any MAC Gurus here? in General
    When I take a break from my laptop, I used to just close the lid which I assumed put it in sleep mode. In the past, I could do this for weeks with no...
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    06-14-2019, 07:11 AM
    rws replied to a thread Negative crankcase pressure in General
    Never heard of a negative pressure in a crankcase of any kind. A positive pressure is always present from piston blowby. Old engines had breather...
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    06-09-2019, 04:50 PM
    rws replied to a thread OT- Truck Bed Slide in General
    I don't have the ability right now to watch videos. I'm not willing to jerk the box in and out using the truck and brakes.
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    06-08-2019, 05:29 PM
    rws started a thread OT- Truck Bed Slide in General
    I was at an event today, and a guy there had a slide in the bed of his truck that once the tailgate is down, he could slide this "platform" out on...
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    06-01-2019, 08:38 AM
    My '88 John Deere still has the original spindles, I grease them about twice each season. And I'm knocking on wood!
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    05-27-2019, 12:39 PM
    rws replied to a thread OT- Shower Base in General
    We had a look at the Onyx brand at a local store. Very impressed! Solid surface and THICK. Kind of pricey but it's a done deal.
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    05-23-2019, 09:13 AM
    rws replied to a thread OT- Shower Base in General
    Since we were going to do a white base anyway, I'm thinking this, a porcelain steel base. Porcelain is tried and true. Thoughts? ...
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    05-20-2019, 05:52 PM
    rws started a thread OT- Shower Base in General
    Need to install a shower base to replace an old one-piece fiberglass shower/tub unit. I want to put in a base, and then I'll put the proper board and...
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    05-19-2019, 05:07 PM
    rws started a thread Where to by D mount Studs in General
    I got a backing plate missing one mounting stud. Where can I get another, or a 3-stud set?
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    05-13-2019, 04:28 PM
    The cross slide set screw presses the gib on my Acer. The carriage lock is a socket head, I leave a wrench hanging in it so it's there.
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    05-11-2019, 06:09 AM
    This is a good alternative to a magnetic starter. If you see a commercial building renovation going on, you might ask the electrician to keep a...
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    05-05-2019, 06:14 AM
    I'm not referring to this site, but there are websites/forums where someone uploads a photo, and it's huge. You have to scroll back and forth, up and...
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    05-05-2019, 06:10 AM
    rws replied to a thread OT: Machinist's eye test! in General
    There is no girlfriend.
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    05-04-2019, 11:17 AM
    rws replied to a thread OT: Machinist's eye test! in General
    The helmet is sitting on the handlebars. I won't comment about the legs.....
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    04-30-2019, 01:22 PM
    rws replied to a thread Lathe Work Light in General
    Not hearing a word from that vendor (surprise) I removed the other end of the casing that has the on/off switch. The bulb is a two prong thing that...
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    04-29-2019, 04:48 PM
    rws started a thread Lathe Work Light in General
    When I bought my Acer lathe, it had this light on it:...
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    04-24-2019, 05:28 PM
    rws replied to a thread New user introduction in General
    Welcome Gene. This place isn't just machining, or IT, or........Post it up, there are many very knowledgeable folks here.
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    04-19-2019, 05:34 PM
    I thought there was nothing wrong with XP! I had to put up with W7 at work, when I was working. My wife had to get a new laptop that cam with W10....
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    04-12-2019, 10:25 AM
    rws started a thread OT- U/V inthe Air Handler in General
    OK, so on my thread about cleaning coils, the U/V light was mentioned. In the County where I used to work, they had U/V lights installed in all the...
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    04-09-2019, 04:13 PM
    I want to clean the evaporator coil in my heat pump. It's not easy to get to, so I made up a spray wand that fits a pump up sprayer and a 90 degree...
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    03-31-2019, 03:45 PM
    rws replied to a thread OT- Hydrostatic Oil Change in General
    I'm inclined to agree with you Willy. We change engine oil, transmission fliud, etc. on regular intervals. Replacing the fluid with clean new fluid...
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    03-30-2019, 03:46 PM
    rws started a thread OT- Hydrostatic Oil Change in General
    I bought a 1988 John Deere 165 mower last year that had been kept in a shed and used little. Had a soft spot for it since I also bought a 1988 John...
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