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01-20-21, 11:43 AM
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As to floor insulation- for an 8' x 8' room, you...

As to floor insulation- for an 8' x 8' room, you SHOULD be able to get carpet and padding scraps-
I've got a workshop with a concrete floor, I put down some scrap padding & carpeting directly on the...
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Views: 207
Posted By Hal_S

Hit the Windows-key, then type "task" which will...

Hit the Windows-key, then type "task" which will give you to option to start "Task Manager." Select the option to run as administrator.
First, check the list of applications which are enabled at...
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Views: 210
Posted By Hal_S

Called it. What Should I do if Adobe...

Called it.


What Should I do if Adobe Flash is no longer Supported at the end of 2020 – Reolink Support...
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Views: 293
Posted By Hal_S

Generally, "back pumping" is about as effective...

Generally, "back pumping" is about as effective as "changing the starter fluid" in a V8 starter motor.

IF you have a broken baffle, and paper solids get into the field, then you MIGHT want to...
12-28-20, 07:55 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,007
Posted By Hal_S

Nah, just the comedic value of a moderator...

Nah, just the comedic value of a moderator reminding people about necro-posting, 17 months later.
12-27-20, 07:59 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 307
Posted By Hal_S

Generally agree, but it ALSO helps to remember...

Generally agree, but it ALSO helps to remember that dogs are usually born in litters, so they usually chewing on each other, but more importantly they aren't "meant" to be alone, but rather...
12-26-20, 06:53 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 307
Posted By Hal_S

Two steps. 1) Give the dog a chew toy, and...

Two steps.
1) Give the dog a chew toy, and reward her when she chews on it.
2) Go to your nearest Asian / Mexican market, and buy a dozen of their hottest peppers. Rub the hot peppers along the...
Replies: 30
Views: 550
Posted By Hal_S

Going back to basics- Make? Model? What is...

Going back to basics-

Make? Model?
What is the operating system?
How much ram?
It seems like you CAN get into the boot menu; what version is the BIOS? I ask because IIRC, Gateway used to...
Replies: 14
Views: 602
Posted By Hal_S

I definitely agree about getting the OBDII...

I definitely agree about getting the OBDII reader- but get a bluetooth model, and then download any of several free apps, like Torque, DashCommand, or CarScanner, which ALSO give you live data-
...
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Views: 602
Posted By Hal_S

Let me guess; it gets parked outside overnight? ...

Let me guess; it gets parked outside overnight?

Sounds like it's running rich, probably because the gas in the tank & the engine get cold.
When cold fuel is sprayed, it expands and cools, when...
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Views: 193
Posted By Hal_S

The solution I've seen in Philly restaurants /...

The solution I've seen in Philly restaurants / groceries rear loading / kitchen access is a mesh security door...
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Views: 479
Posted By Hal_S

I did not know that was a "thing," but I figured...

I did not know that was a "thing," but I figured those stones must have some value! https://www.doityourself.com/forum/images/smilies/biggrin.gif [/QUOTE]

Actually, diabase is MUCH denser and...
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Views: 479
Posted By Hal_S

Free Whiskey Rocks- "some disassembly required" ...

Free Whiskey Rocks- "some disassembly required"

Impressive - you've just split diabase / hornfels- one of the hardest rocks on the East coast.

(I just noticed that you're in MontCo, PA, so...
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Views: 222
Posted By Hal_S

The guys I knew who did new construction drywall...

The guys I knew who did new construction drywall always used a damp sponge.
12-10-20, 09:26 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 414
Posted By Hal_S

And, here's an excel flow chart template for...

And, here's an excel flow chart template for mapping outlets

Eh, that didn't work - will try again
Replies: 18
Views: 417
Posted By Hal_S

Good news - BUT, you DID identify a common...

Good news - BUT, you DID identify a common problem, and it's worth discussing, because there is a simple solution to speed up computers running Windows10-

1) Hit the 'windows key' and type in T A...
12-09-20, 12:03 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 414
Posted By Hal_S

I'm halfway between Philly & Lehigh Valley, so we...

I'm halfway between Philly & Lehigh Valley, so we got hit by BOTH the 2011 Halloween blizzard outage, and the 2012 Sandy outage.

As to the .XLS file, I'll try and clean it up, first sheet was a...
12-08-20, 01:11 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 414
Posted By Hal_S

Eh, about 6 hours total, spread over 2 days,...

Eh, about 6 hours total, spread over 2 days, first week of November 2011.

For those who DON'T remember, that was the 2011 "Halloween storm" that took out power for days to weeks across the East...
12-08-20, 10:27 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 414
Posted By Hal_S

I found it was easier to print up Avery mailing...

I found it was easier to print up Avery mailing labels and stick them on the panel.

I eventually created an excel flowchart to figure out the maze of 1940s wiring, the 1970s wiring, the 1990s...
12-07-20, 06:33 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 414
Posted By Hal_S

[/QUOTE] You're right- (and I know better) ...

[/QUOTE]
You're right- (and I know better)

The left and right side are fed by different "return bars".
The "hot legs" alternate as you go down each side (which is why double pole breakers give...
12-07-20, 02:43 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 414
Posted By Hal_S

I start at top-left as #1 then top-right is #2....

I start at top-left as #1 then top-right is #2. All left side breakers are odd, all right side are even. This is helpful later because the right and left sides are fed by different 'hot legs' of the...
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Views: 378
Posted By Hal_S

Excellent point. Especially if you're hammering...

Excellent point. Especially if you're hammering by hand.

I'm in an old farmhouse where the interior walls are lapped boards, lathe, clay & horsehair mortar, then plaster & paint. I've got a big...
11-30-20, 10:04 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 188
Posted By Hal_S

Is it an east facing wall with aluminum, wood or...

Is it an east facing wall with aluminum, wood or vinyl siding?

You will sometimes hear a slight click as the morning sun warms the siding on a cool morning.
11-27-20, 04:36 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 391
Posted By Hal_S

It helps to read it in context- two different...

It helps to read it in context- two different measurements.

If you have a solar panel providing sustained DC power to a battery, the screw connections at the power bus will melt with a sustained...
11-25-20, 11:52 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 209
Posted By Hal_S

I worked for a tree company. The tree IS trimmed...

I worked for a tree company. The tree IS trimmed back from the power lines, they're laying against local phone, cable TV and internet service.

The local transmission wires (thousands of volts) RED...
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