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  • [QUOTE=PStechPaul;n1868013]The Japanese Maples I planted in the fall are now coming into leaf

    If you have a sewage treatment plant, don't let the run off go to the tree. My 30 year old Japanese maple died shortly after having a sprinkler system added to my treatment plant. Thought I was doing the trees a favor, but the maple and 3 apple trees died within a year of the install.
    I fought the worn out casters on my roll around box for several years, and tried a couple of sets from HF. Finally bit the bullet and bought a set of 6"x2" casters off eBay. Problem solved, hassle ended. https://www.ebay.com/itm/6-x-2-Swive...oAAOSw2XFUjwb8
    “I know lots of people who are educated far beyond their intelligence”

    Lewis Grizzard

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    • Originally posted by plunger View Post
      If you look at your red roof. What are those things on the tiles just above the gutter downpipe.? And what is the box type structure higher up below the chimney.
      Those things are to keep the snow from sliding off the roof too easily, put where it might fall down on people.

      And the thing higher up is a walkway to get safe access to the chimney for sweeping, there's a permanently mounted ladder just off screen. Mandated by law here to have a permanent ladder for that.

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      • Originally posted by plunger View Post

        If you look at your red roof. What are those things on the tiles just above the gutter downpipe.? And what is the box type structure higher up below the chimney.
        Snow barriers/fences, box is actual fireplace chimney and the other round pipes are for house/kitchen/attic exhaust/ventilation
        Location: Helsinki, Finland, Europe

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        • Originally posted by DennisCA View Post
          Thanks, yeah I built and poured the top myself, it was going to be too large to cast and lift on top so I built the forms in place and then removed them after I was done with the cast. I did the cast in two parts so it's two sections butted up against each other. I read the risk of cracks was very large if I made the whole thing in one piece. It's I think 5 meters long.

          My favorite view of the yard btw:
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          Is the concrete pad all blocks or poured and stamped,looks good.I did our 10'x20'back deck by formining and pour 6' off the ground on piling.

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          • Originally posted by dian View Post

            what did you calibrate with? no ac?
            My high current AC source. 30A continuous, and up to 60A short term.

            For higher than that, multiple turns. Clamp on one wire, read 40 A, clamp on two turns, read 80A, and so on. I usually do not need more than 10X, so 10 turns.

            You need to be careful, because the position of the wire, and the size of the wire relative to the clamp-on ring can make a difference. Usually not too large, but if you are going for precision, it can matter.

            I DO have an ancient "Columbia instruments" meter that will read AC or DC up to several hundred amps with no power source in the meter. It is a moving vane type.

            And I have on the list for repair, a small meter that will read DC amps, but it requires a mercury battery that is not available anymore. I need to make a micro-power regulator for it that gives the correct stable voltage from an available battery type.
            3313 5160 4357 4344 3174 9120

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            Hashim Khan

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            • New oil, new carb and new inner tube for the old tiller. Planted some potatoes. Took a break. Click image for larger version

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              Tom - Spotsylvania, VA

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              • I found that the troublesome caster wheel was somewhat out of round and the tread was torn up with chips and dirt embedded in the plastic. So I chucked it in the lathe...

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                The cabinet rolls much better now
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                Paul , P S Technology, Inc. and MrTibbs
                USA Maryland 21030

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                • My Bridgeport came with a seized motor lock nut and the lever missing. The remnants of the lever appeared to be stuck in the threaded hole preventing the nut to move. I drilled it out and manged to get the nut off without tearing up the bolt too bad. Chased the threads with a 1/2-13 die. Next step is to make a new nut and lever.
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                  Tom - Spotsylvania, VA

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                  • Not gonna lie, I never move the left side lever...
                    21" Royersford Excelsior CamelBack Drillpress Restoration
                    1943 Sidney 16x54 Lathe Restoration

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                    • My favorite view of the yard btw:
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                      Hi DennisCA, I like the beer can. We were in Oulu back in May 2018 visiting family but I don't recall seeing that brand in the one store we went to. My Mom's side of the family is from Finland, the Kuivinen and Karhu families. Thus my interest in the beer. We hope to go back to Finland one day.
                      Bill
                      San Diego, CA

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                      • Originally posted by Tundra Twin Track View Post
                        Is the concrete pad all blocks or poured and stamped,looks good.I did our 10'x20'back deck by formining and pour 6' off the ground on piling.
                        The foundation is poured concrete, as is the top, the rest is built from blocks and then I put some plaster over it. However I think now I chose the wrong plaster. Cement based plaster. I should have gone with old fashioned slaked lime plaster.

                        Here you can see the form for the top and the blocks, LECA blocks they are called here.

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                        Originally posted by wschoenbeck View Post
                        Hi DennisCA, I like the beer can. We were in Oulu back in May 2018 visiting family but I don't recall seeing that brand in the one store we went to. My Mom's side of the family is from Finland, the Kuivinen and Karhu families. Thus my interest in the beer. We hope to go back to Finland one day.
                        Karhu is one of the more common brands in Finland so it shouldn't be hard to find. I have to admit to being a light drinker though, and having a fondness for light beer over regular beer like this. Got no tolerance so I like being able to drink a beer and not get half drunk from it. And it's a lot cheaper too.
                        DennisCA
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                        • I like the raised tent. What is the floor made from?
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                          Paul , P S Technology, Inc. and MrTibbs
                          USA Maryland 21030

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                          • It's a big trampoline actually. The tent came with, but it kept getting ruined in storms and we got tired of repairing it or buying spares so we have replaced it with the typical safety net around instead. It was too bad, really liked the tent and it was rainproof.

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                            • Originally posted by The Metal Butcher View Post
                              Not gonna lie, I never move the left side lever...
                              Me neither! But in my case I couldn't tighten it either. I was going to put a plain nut on it but figured what the heck.
                              Tom - Spotsylvania, VA

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                              • Originally posted by DennisCA View Post


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                                Karhu is one of the more common brands in Finland so it shouldn't be hard to find. I have to admit to being a light drinker though, and having a fondness for light beer over regular beer like this. Got no tolerance so I like being able to drink a beer and not get half drunk from it. And it's a lot cheaper too.
                                Did that little bolder come with the landscape?
                                Tom - Spotsylvania, VA

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