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    I got six email replies from the seller of the...

    I got six email replies from the seller of the $35 Husky electric power washer, but I think I will pass. And I got a reply about the $40 Delta unit, but that one is a bit dodgy. Both units are about...
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    An even better deal, perhaps, is this one for...

    An even better deal, perhaps, is this one for $75. 2100 PSI, 2 GPM, 6 HP. And only a few miles from me!
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    And there is this one, 7.5 HP, 3000 PSI, for...

    And there is this one, 7.5 HP, 3000 PSI, for $125:

    https://baltimore.craigslist.org/tls/d/ellicott-city-pressure-washer/6979585403.html
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    I found this for $40 - might be a better deal....

    I found this for $40 - might be a better deal. 5.5 HP, 2400 PSI:

    https://baltimore.craigslist.org/tls/d/hampstead-delta-pressure-washer/6973396509.html
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    OT: Pressure washer recommendations

    I've been thinking about getting a pressure washer to help with cleaning the wood siding on my house, in preparation for painting. We have been using an ordinary hose and nozzle to remove mildew and...
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    I was unaware of the NFPA prohibition against...

    I was unaware of the NFPA prohibition against wire nuts. I don't know why they would not be allowed for motor lead connections, at least for low voltage applications. And since most three phase...
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    It seems that much of Europe is truly progressive...

    It seems that much of Europe is truly progressive and lives up to its designation as part of the "First World", whereas the United States has been, in the past several decades, regressing to what...
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    I assembled the repair piece in the chainsaw, and...

    I assembled the repair piece in the chainsaw, and tried to start it. First pull seemed OK, but subsequent pulls did not retract properly. When I took it apart, I found this:
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    One of many reasons I'd not want to live in...

    One of many reasons I'd not want to live in Florida. And I meant that 1000 watts average power would be sufficient. A 4000 watt generator or inverter should be enough for most purposes.
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    It's a very rare event that will disrupt...

    It's a very rare event that will disrupt electrical power for more than a day or two, in the US, at least. If you are frugal, you can get by on less than 1000 watts, except for whole house A/C and...
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    I had problems with kids stealing my sandwiches,...

    I had problems with kids stealing my sandwiches, until I made them with Blutwurst (Blood Sausage - a German treat).

    This discussion reminds me of a movie:

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    Sacrificial galvanic anodes? ...

    Sacrificial galvanic anodes?

    http://www.boatus.com/boattech/casey/sacrificial-zincs.asp

    http://www.americanplatingcompany.com/ship-corrosion-strategies-prevention/
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    I bought a dual fuel generator last November when...

    I bought a dual fuel generator last November when they were on sale at Home Depot for just $279. ...
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    I transfer the 4000x3000 pixel (~2.8 MB) images...

    I transfer the 4000x3000 pixel (~2.8 MB) images from my camera to my computer, and the immediately use MS Paint to resize them by 20% to 800x600 (200-400 kB), and name them appropriately. Then I use...
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    I found an electric chainsaw on Facebook...

    I found an electric chainsaw on Facebook Marketplace for just $25. It is a 14" Wen "Hornet", and the guy selling it lives less than a mile away. ...
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    It's just a guess, but after what happened to...

    It's just a guess, but after what happened to imgur I expect something similar with PB. Their web ranking was steadily declining until July, but I see that it's on the rise again and is back to where...
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    I had been hearing increasing noise and poor...

    I had been hearing increasing noise and poor performance from my Remington electric chainsaw, so I thought it was bad motor bearings. But when I took it apart, I found this:...
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    A similar phenomenon is the fulgurite...

    A similar phenomenon is the fulgurite, which is created when lightning strikes sand and fuses it into a tubular shape.
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    I bought a cheap (

    I bought a cheap (<$20) drone some time ago. I briefly got it to fly but I didn't have a good clear space, nor confidence in the controls. I got it out of the box tonight and I'm charging it up.
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    It seems to me that PB is using the information...

    It seems to me that PB is using the information in the HTTP request for images to determine what they serve up to the requester. That info includes the requester's IP address, browser info, and much...
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    I use vinegar - cheap and safe. Here are some...

    I use vinegar - cheap and safe. Here are some rusty bolts and nuts I derusted that way. Not pretty, but they are functional. I've also had good results using various grades of ScotchBrite. Only very...
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    The fuzzy image in post #8 is:...

    The fuzzy image in post #8 is: http://i591.photobucket.com/albums/ss352/atty5420/100_3599.jpg (user ss352/atty5420)

    http://i591.photobucket.com/albums/ss352/atty5420/100_3599.jpg

    The sharp...
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    Carroll County used to have a "Swap Shop" where...

    Carroll County used to have a "Swap Shop" where people could drop off usable items and take things they could use. But it was often abused, such as when the local scrap metal place went there and...
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    About eight years ago I drove to Harrisburg in my...

    About eight years ago I drove to Harrisburg in my 1999 Saturn for "Woofstock". I parked but then found a better place, so I moved the car. After a few hours of enjoying (most of) the event with my...
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    It almost seems like PB is somehow identifying...

    It almost seems like PB is somehow identifying the source of the HTTP request, and serving up the transmogrified image accordingly. Perhaps it is attempting to obscure the images for anyone who is...
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