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  • Originally posted by RB211 View Post
    My Keurig machine senses the "stuff" in the water to measure how much it sends to the boiler part. I thought I would be smart, to extend it's working life using purified water. The damn thing after a few cycles will just puke out all the water into the drip tray because it can't measure. It is designed to work by 1000 paper cuts. Assh*ole design!
    Were you using RO water? That won't work because it needs minerals in the water for the detection. You also want minerals in the water to help with the extraction. Hardcore coffee nerds "make" their own water by starting with RO water and adding the minerals.

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    • Originally posted by pinstripe View Post
      Were you using RO water? That won't work because it needs minerals in the water for the detection. You also want minerals in the water to help with the extraction. Hardcore coffee nerds "make" their own water by starting with RO water and adding the minerals.
      Yes

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      • Started sorting my radius and slot/key cutters last night.

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        • fixed a rocker platform for the lab, then looked at my work bench project and decided not to build another draw for it last night. Only 2 draws to go but boy am I tired of making draws!

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          • Originally posted by pinstripe View Post
            Were you using RO water? That won't work because it needs minerals in the water for the detection. You also want minerals in the water to help with the extraction. Hardcore coffee nerds "make" their own water by starting with RO water and adding the minerals.
            Whereas us lazier types just use Volvic. Apparently it's soft enough not to scale up the boiler but hard enough to make coffee with some body to it. Well, that's what I'm told anyway. Makes me feel better about how long I leave it between cleans and descales at least!

            3 Phase: We know where to come for any random cutters then!

            My cat finally took out the sisal wrapping on his scratching post. Looked at a replacement and they were asking for upwards of $20 USD. Like hell was I going to pay that for a bit of chipboard and a cardboard roll! Ordered 30m of 6mm sisal rope and waited......30m of 8mm sisal rope labelled as 6mm turned up. Eh, close enough. Pulled all the old stuff off and re-wrapped it. Don't think it's bad for a first go. And I resisted the temptation to replace the cardboard roll (which, to be fair, has done a perfectly serviceable job) with something more unnecessary. Hot glue at the ends for a turn and a bit and a couple of staples (driven in) for good measure. The rest is just tension and packing it down.



            Cat came in just after I'd put it back in place. Showed him the repaired post.....total indifference. "Why would I want to sharpen my claws now stupid human?!" *sigh*

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            • My cat just scratches on the same cheap Ikea chair. Drives the wife nuts, as she buys a new cover for it every year, but it doesn't bother me as I hate the chair lol. It's the only thing I like about that cat. The rest of the time he's a complete arsehole (to me, everyone else loves him). Chair is about 14 years old, and cat is about 12. Both overdue for replacement .

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              • Originally posted by Cenedd View Post
                Whereas us lazier types just use Volvic. Apparently it's soft enough not to scale up the boiler but hard enough to make coffee with some body to it. Well, that's what I'm told anyway. Makes me feel better about how long I leave it between cleans and descales at least!

                3 Phase: We know where to come for any random cutters then!

                My cat finally took out the sisal wrapping on his scratching post. Looked at a replacement and they were asking for upwards of $20 USD. Like hell was I going to pay that for a bit of chipboard and a cardboard roll! Ordered 30m of 6mm sisal rope and waited......30m of 8mm sisal rope labelled as 6mm turned up. Eh, close enough. Pulled all the old stuff off and re-wrapped it. Don't think it's bad for a first go. And I resisted the temptation to replace the cardboard roll (which, to be fair, has done a perfectly serviceable job) with something more unnecessary. Hot glue at the ends for a turn and a bit and a couple of staples (driven in) for good measure. The rest is just tension and packing it down.



                Cat came in just after I'd put it back in place. Showed him the repaired post.....total indifference. "Why would I want to sharpen my claws now stupid human?!" *sigh*

                You should have bought the $20 scratching post. Bring it home then throw the scratching post away and cut a hole in each side of the box it came in. Unleash your cat in the box with two holes and your troubles are over....


                See.....




                Last edited by ; 01-29-2019, 12:45 PM.

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                • Some 3D print accessories. Finding shop time keeps getting harder, stealing work time keeps getting easier.

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                  • Originally posted by mattthegamer463 View Post
                    Some 3D print accessories. Finding shop time keeps getting harder, stealing work time keeps getting easier.
                    Was that lathe tested? Ahhh, I see the TESTED plaque now...

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                    • Originally posted by 3 Phase Lightbulb View Post
                      You should have bought the $20 scratching post. Bring it home then throw the scratching post away and cut a hole in each side of the box it came in. Unleash your cat in the box with two holes and your troubles are over....
                      Yeah, mine likes an Amazon box too. The flatter kind though, with the sides folded in. Trouble is that the kill-joy (or wife, I believe is the preferred term) keeps throwing them out because they "look untidy". In the same way she won't allow ping pong balls to be anywhere but in his toy bucket....where he can't play with them. Most unreasonable.

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                      • Originally posted by Cenedd View Post
                        My cat finally took out the sisal wrapping on his scratching post. Looked at a replacement and they were asking for upwards of $20 USD. Like hell was I going to pay that for a bit of chipboard and a cardboard roll! Ordered 30m of 6mm sisal rope and waited......30m of 8mm sisal rope labelled as 6mm turned up. Eh, close enough. Pulled all the old stuff off and re-wrapped it. Don't think it's bad for a first go. And I resisted the temptation to replace the cardboard roll (which, to be fair, has done a perfectly serviceable job) with something more unnecessary. Hot glue at the ends for a turn and a bit and a couple of staples (driven in) for good measure. The rest is just tension and packing it down.



                        Cat came in just after I'd put it back in place. Showed him the repaired post.....total indifference. "Why would I want to sharpen my claws now stupid human?!" *sigh*
                        Where did you get the rope? I need to do the same fix but around here the rope costs more than buying a new post.
                        “I know lots of people who are educated far beyond their intelligence”

                        Lewis Grizzard

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                        • Originally posted by Dave C View Post
                          Where did you get the rope? I need to do the same fix but around here the rope costs more than buying a new post.
                          Wicked pissah, it's expensive....

                          https://www.harborfreight.com/1-2-ha...ope-91912.html

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                          • Originally posted by Dave C View Post
                            Where did you get the rope? I need to do the same fix but around here the rope costs more than buying a new post.
                            Picked it up on Amazon. Pricier than 3 Phase's link and probably not useful to you for shipping...but here it is:
                            https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/aw/d/B07LBVZRN1
                            Also not it's 8mm (7.6 to be picky) not 6mm as advertised but it does at least seem to be untreated...which is important for pets. Apparently some smell of tar or some other petro-chemical.

                            Note that you need a decent length. I'd worked out that is need 30m for 6mm so I had some spare when it turned out to be 8mm.....but not loads. Easy to calculate, just more than you'd expect.

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                            • Originally posted by 3 Phase Lightbulb View Post
                              That HF stuff is 1/2" dia. and only 50'. Too big around and too short to go the whole distance without splicing in another roll. My cat would find the splice and have the post bare in a week or less.
                              “I know lots of people who are educated far beyond their intelligence”

                              Lewis Grizzard

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                              • Originally posted by Dave C View Post
                                That HF stuff is 1/2" dia. and only 50'. Too big around and too short to go the whole distance without splicing in another roll. My cat would find the splice and have the post bare in a week or less.
                                I didn't realize you need a 5 foot tall scratching post for a lion.

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