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  • Originally posted by J Tiers View Post

    And are illegal here. We had them 50 years ago, and they tore up the roads.
    legal here for about 5 months of the year. Many other states also.

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    • Why there? mostly seems to rain there, I guess it must snow sometimes.

      I am currently in Minnesota (meaning of "here").....Rules here are :

      Minnesota – rural mail carriers and non-residents (maximum of 30 days) only, 1 November – 15 April

      Elsewhere:

      Alabama, Alaska, Florida, Louisiana, Michigan and Texas – only rubber studs are allowed.

      Wisconsin – only mail carriers, school buses and emergency vehicles, 15 November – 1 April;

      South Carolina – only restriction is studs must be no more than 1/16 of an inch.

      Wyoming – chains must be used during snow emergencies.

      Studded snow tires may not be used in Hawaii, Mississippi, Puerto Rico, or Southern Ontario.

      Georgia – only during "snow and ice" conditions.

      Illinois – prohibited for nearly all vehicles; only rural mail carriers and persons with disabilities in rural areas may use, 15 November – 1 April.
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      Keep eye on ball.
      Hashim Khan


      It's just a box of rain, I don't know who put it there.

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      • There are some places, times, and situations, where chains must be installed or at least carried in your vehicle. I have heard that in some cases officials will rent a set of chains and install them for you to proceed over mountain passes, and they will be removed on the other side.

        https://www.tripping.com/guests/11-p...o-carry-chains
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        Paul , P S Technology, Inc. and MrTibbs
        USA Maryland 21030

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        • Started fabbing up some parts to fit a secondhand leaf collector to the tractor. Last one is a 3/4" steel bar made into a Z bracket to fit the leaf blower to the mower deck chute. Good times.

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          • I got a bottle of gas for my mig welder and I proceeded to weld junk together. I learned I need to get a fume extractor asap. Well most likely I will build one.

            Also a cat picture

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            • DennisCA Nice. My cat has the sneezles. Joined the rest of us in having a cold. I can attest that using your lungs to filter out the fumes (of soldering in my case) is a bad plan.

              PStechPaul I came across a chain rental situation at a ski resort in New Zealand. Put them on and was wondering what the point was until we got higher. The you're on a narrow winding road with a coach coming downhill at you and fighting the rental car's traction control as it decides the best way of rectifying a very slight wheel slip is to cut all power - on a steep slope with a long drop behind you. And I thought the skiing was supposed to be the adrenaline sport!

              Main danger of snowy roads here is the idiots driving on them - isn't that the same everywhere?! Either far too slow on roads that are fine or far too fast on roads that are lethal.

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              • Thanks Dennis for the pic! Put a smile on my face.

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                • Originally posted by PStechPaul View Post
                  There are some places, times, and situations, where chains must be installed or at least carried in your vehicle. I have heard that in some cases officials will rent a set of chains and install them for you to proceed over mountain passes, and they will be removed on the other side.

                  https://www.tripping.com/guests/11-p...o-carry-chains
                  I got a taste of the "Chains Required" signs about 15 years ago going from Reno to Lake Tahoe. We flew from Jackson, Ms. to Reno, had to go by bus from Reno to Tahoe. Shortly after leaving Reno it started snowing and when we got to the higher elevation we passed a flashing sign saying "Chains Required" our young female driver stopped on the road shoulder, and announced that we could not go any farther until she put the chains on. Everyone on the bus felt sorry for her having to work in the freezing wet snow. Some of us offered to help but she said that wasn't allowed. It was her first time chaining up and was having a tough time of it. After about an hour a Trooper stopped and helped her get them on. It was a slow trip the rest of the way to Tahoe, and one that I will never forget.
                  “I know lots of people who are educated far beyond their intelligence”

                  Lewis Grizzard

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                  • Drove back to MO today. No snow this trip, but had a crosswind from the west that must have been about force 7 at times. All the flags were out straight and flapping like anything.

                    Big nuisance. The only good thing about it was heading east for a while on I-80, when the tailwind had me up at nearly 30 MPG most of the way. Otherwise, headed south, 10 hours of a PITA.
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                    Keep eye on ball.
                    Hashim Khan


                    It's just a box of rain, I don't know who put it there.

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                    • Bought a space heater for my car. It has an outlet that gives 230V when the engine block heater is turned on and since this car sits outside this means I can get into a warm car and skip window scraping. For some reason I don't even bother go to the store but look up the craigslist equivalent first and get one there. I used to have it on an earlier car and it was a pleasure to come out and all the snow just slid off all the windows.

                      Unfortunately the seller didn't have change for a 20 and didn't have Siirto either (an app, so we could have paid with our phones) so he gave me his account number and let me have it. I paid him the same evening.

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                      • I have made some lathe tool bit holders.
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                        Many greetings from the southwest of Germany.
                        Bruno
                        http://www.mueller-bruno.de

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                        • First day of Solidworks indoctrination today. Signed up for a 2 week Solidworks basics course for me and the other designer here. New computer was req'd so I've got the left/middle monitors for the new one, with solidworks and the live training window, and had to bust out a very dusty old CRT for my old computer so I could still program and run parts today. I still need to load the new CAM software on to the new computer eventually, just haven't had time yet. I really don't miss the days of only having one CRT monitor to work with......

                          Fun times... Looking forward to a whiskey tonight lol

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                          • Originally posted by Dan Dubeau View Post
                            First day of Solidworks indoctrination today. Signed up for a 2 week Solidworks basics course for me and the other designer here. New computer was req'd so I've got the left/middle monitors for the new one, with solidworks and the live training window, and had to bust out a very dusty old CRT for my old computer so I could still program and run parts today. I still need to load the new CAM software on to the new computer eventually, just haven't had time yet. I really don't miss the days of only having one CRT monitor to work with......
                            Fun times... Looking forward to a whiskey tonight lol
                            Once you get used to having two monitors (even for non-drafting software) you'll soon wonder how you did without it.
                            Cayuga, Ontario, Canada

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                            • And once you've carried a 21" flat panel, you'll wonder how long ago it was you were young enought to be lugging 21" CRT's up the stairs to the top floor!

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                              • Originally posted by Tom S View Post

                                Once you get used to having two monitors (even for non-drafting software) you'll soon wonder how you did without it.
                                I agree. I've been running dual monitors for almost 15 years now. Today I had to hook my old computer up to the crt so I could use my old cad/cam, while I used the new computer and duals with solidworks and the training window. It's painful to go back to using one for the work i'm used to doing on 2. Not only that, to go from dual 22" widescreens, to one 15" crt is even worse. Hopefully tomorrow I'll have everything migrated over to the new computer and get rid of the old one completely. I was a fun trip down memory lane for a bit though. lol

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