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    Yesterday, 10:02 AM
    lynnl replied to a thread Aluminum "grease" in General
    Where does one get that "Slipit" stuff?
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    08-14-2014, 09:53 AM
    lynnl replied to a thread Totally off topic IRS in General
    If this all did, in fact, originate with the IRS then the SSA number MUST have been your father's. That is the identity marker the IRS uses to link...
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    08-12-2014, 07:04 PM
    lynnl replied to a thread Totally off topic IRS in General
    Was this letter addressed to you, or to your father? When did your father die? When did he depart the U.S.? You say he was here in 1994, it...
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    08-09-2014, 01:57 PM
    As for "no more sales...," this is one of those "it all depends.." issues. It is driven by the EPA requirements, from which SOME, not all, military...
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    07-28-2014, 09:45 AM
    lynnl replied to a thread ot: why are cars so heavy? in General
    It's been a long time since I laughed this hard! :D :D
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    07-26-2014, 08:56 AM
    Reverse photobomb...?? I'm struggling with that one, given the definition above. :) Does that mean you intentionally DO NOT pose in someone's...
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    07-24-2014, 03:57 PM
    lynnl replied to a thread Metal Selection in General
    I beg to differ. I can very easily and quickly sharpen a carbon steel blade, e.g. Old Hickory kitchen knives (cheapies), so it will shave the hair...
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    07-24-2014, 01:04 PM
    Back some years ago, several times on the morning commute to work, I saw a guy driving along in dense 65mph traffic with a newspaper spread out over...
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    07-24-2014, 12:59 PM
    lynnl replied to a thread ot: why are cars so heavy? in General
    I just wrapped up a 2-3 month car shopping odyssey, with the purchase of a Toyota Camry Hybrid. I checked out most of the more common makes and...
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    07-24-2014, 12:41 PM
    lynnl replied to a thread Metal Selection in General
    Because the buying public is in love with the shiny, non-rusting surface of them, never mind the fact that once that factory ground edge dulls, the...
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    07-23-2014, 10:22 AM
    Yep. That copper would be very effective at losing heat from the top surface via radiation. Reminds me of a trick my Dad taught me when I was a...
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    07-23-2014, 09:47 AM
    Certainly they're reasonable, since they are what you observed. Tho it does seem surprising there's that much difference between top and bottom...
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    07-19-2014, 06:41 PM
    lynnl replied to a thread Copper Pipe Soldering Woes in General
    No, I don't remove the torch for testing; I'm continually moving it around to try to get the joint uniformly heated. When I say "away from the...
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    07-19-2014, 09:20 AM
    lynnl replied to a thread Copper Pipe Soldering Woes in General
    There's no chance of me overheating the joint; my arm starts getting tired and I get anxious to finish so I can rest. I'm continually testing...
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    07-16-2014, 06:12 PM
    lynnl replied to a thread Copper Pipe Soldering Woes in General
    Well success at last! I reheated, dismantled, cleaned, and re-soldered the connections. After re-doing the unions I discovered that the upstream...
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    07-16-2014, 12:55 PM
    lynnl replied to a thread Copper Pipe Soldering Woes in General
    I failed to mention earlier that the problem may have been water in the line. I had shoved a paper towel in and cleaned it out as best I could, but...
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    07-16-2014, 11:28 AM
    lynnl replied to a thread Copper Pipe Soldering Woes in General
    I don't see Lowes or HD listed when I google C-flux. I'll call some of the supply houses. It says it contains solder; do you add additional solder...
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    07-16-2014, 11:10 AM
    I'm having to replace a leaky cold water supply shut-off valve for my water heater. My first plan was to use those push-on connectors, but two...
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    07-12-2014, 09:48 AM
    Thanks Cameron, I'll check into that. I was in Park Supply a few days ago. The only brand they mentioned was Rheem, but that might have been due to...
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    07-10-2014, 07:04 PM
    lynnl replied to a thread OT: Stupid Government Regs in General
    (See my entry #37 in my water heater thread! I won't repeat here.)
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    07-10-2014, 06:53 PM
    Well I learned some jaw-tightening news from one of the local plumbing supply outlets. Effective next April the gov't has mandated that all of the...
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    07-09-2014, 09:52 AM
    I've completely ruled out the tankless option. I'll stick with the same electric technology I now have. However, at Lowes yesterday I noticed that...
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    07-08-2014, 12:31 PM
    No, "upgrade" implies higher quality. But I couldn't think of a better term. ...perhaps "up-volumed," how's that?
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    07-08-2014, 12:28 PM
    lynnl replied to a thread Another whats it in General
    I don't think it's a shell case de-primer; normally that's done in the same step as resizing. It's also a bit more precision looking, with precise...
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    07-08-2014, 12:21 PM
    Though the differential is not as great as it once was, here in the Tennessee Valley we have relatively reasonable electricity rates. Granted, gas...
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    07-08-2014, 11:39 AM
    Well, it's been 14 years but now my water heater is leaking. As if that is not enough of a problem, I will (once again) have to pull out the door...
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    07-05-2014, 08:47 AM
    lynnl replied to a thread Band Saw - tires required? in General
    totally irrelevant.... Don't bother clicking - a waste of time.
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    07-04-2014, 06:50 AM
    lynnl replied to a thread What's a "blow-in" Card? in General
    Thanks rhino; now it makes sense. For some reason google just never occurred to me for this one.
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    07-03-2014, 05:36 PM
    lynnl started a thread What's a "blow-in" Card? in General
    I received one of the recurring tips emails from Home Shop Machinist, the subject of which was using "blow-in" cards from magazines to fabricate...
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    07-02-2014, 04:13 PM
    ...also (as I heard it), the pink/reddish indentations at the ends of the four petals of the flowers were said to represent the crucifixion nail...
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