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Ah, I didn't realize you were using a 12V supply...

Ah, I didn't realize you were using a 12V supply system. The LED's I bought screw into standard 120V sockets.
05-14-09, 11:28 AM
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If this is solid, not stranded, wire then you...

If this is solid, not stranded, wire then you don't need to buy a micrometer to see if there is a difference in thickness.

Lay two short, stripped, straight lengths of wires next to each other,...
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Just be wary if you do buy LED bulbs. I recently...

Just be wary if you do buy LED bulbs. I recently bought 3 LED bulbs from Lights Of America, that were advertised as "replacing standard 40 W bulbs". Well, the output appeared to be that of a 10W...
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You'll very likely need a resistor in the circuit...

You'll very likely need a resistor in the circuit to regulate the current, especially for a 2V LED run on a 3V worth of alkaline batteries.

For a 2V LED, a 47-ohm resistor in series with the LED...
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I bought the Black and Decker CMM1000 cordless...

I bought the Black and Decker CMM1000 cordless electric mower 3 years ago and have been pretty happy with it. Black and Decker has since replaced it with the newer model CM1200.

For what it's...
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Just another FYI: the manual for my electric...

Just another FYI: the manual for my electric mower (Black and Decker CMM1000 cordless) specifically says, "DO NOT POUR OR SPRAY WATER ON THE MOWER IN AN ATTEMPT TO CLEAN IT."

However, I'd been...
08-04-06, 10:17 AM
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Thanks for the advice. I'll try soaking them in...

Thanks for the advice. I'll try soaking them in vinegar, and an occasional flush as well. If that doesn't work, it's time to get new soakers, preferably a type that won't clog.

Thanks again,
...
08-03-06, 03:32 PM
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Soaker hoses clogging up?

We have some soaker hoses that are 4 or 5 years old. I've noticed that the water comes out mostly from the front end (connected to the hose), and comes out at a much slower trickle near the back end...
06-11-06, 06:04 AM
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Posted By Mark_W

Thanks for the reply. It's looking like I can...

Thanks for the reply. It's looking like I can safely go to monthly applications.

Thanks again!

Mark

p.s. perhaps the brand you used is called Liquid Fence?...
06-01-06, 03:42 PM
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Posted By Mark_W

Deer Off on plants - how often?

I've been successfully using Deer Off to keep deer from eating our hostas for about two years now. My question is, how often do I need to apply it?

I've been pretty diligent about applying it...
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Yes. You should be able to find a local...

Yes. You should be able to find a local machinist who will do this for under $50.
04-28-05, 02:26 AM
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I just measured 0.9 V at my house, so 2V does not...

I just measured 0.9 V at my house, so 2V does not seem out of line. IIRC, I have measured over 10V at a former workplace (but my memory isn't what it used to be, so take that with a grain of salt).
12-15-04, 07:07 AM
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Posted By Mark_W

Greenda, sounds like it is time to buy new...

Greenda, sounds like it is time to buy new batteries! Regardless of if you use the LCD, or flash, or whatever, your batteries' ability has dropped from 50 pictures to 10 pictures.

Um, in the oft...
12-14-04, 03:52 PM
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Posted By Mark_W

NiCad's for digitial cameras

This is the first I'd heard of using NiCad's in a digital camera. I don't know why it hasn't come up before, but I do know that NiMH (nickel metal hydride) are the recommended battery type for...
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Posted By Mark_W

Related subject -- where could one buy very...

Related subject -- where could one buy very coarse hacksaw blades? I had to mail-order to get some 14 TPI blades, and had to buy a pack of 10 blades when really I just wanted 2 or 3. If I go to...
12-08-04, 02:49 PM
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Posted By Mark_W

It seems there are two main issues with sports...

It seems there are two main issues with sports action pictures:

1. Getting the autofocus to come to a focus in a short time, and
2. Pictures are blurry because the subjects are moving fast.
...
12-05-04, 04:27 PM
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Posted By Mark_W

Bob, thanks for the link. Very useful website,...

Bob, thanks for the link. Very useful website, good to see somebody has actually done a standard comparison of many different battery brands. Interesting that none of the batteries met their mAh...
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You can try Sand (Topping) Mix from Quikrete,...

You can try Sand (Topping) Mix from Quikrete, their product # 1103. Just contains cement and sand -- no coarse gravel. I made a bunch of stepping stones last summer and the sand mix was nicer than...
11-18-04, 04:58 PM
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Posted By Mark_W

As far as I know, there are only two reasonable...

As far as I know, there are only two reasonable battery options: Rechargeable lithium-ion, and rechargeable NiMH (nickel metal hydride). The camera you buy will likely take one or the other (the...
11-18-04, 04:48 PM
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Posted By Mark_W

One possible use for digital zoom

If you're looking to buy a digital camera and find yourself talking to a salesperson, ask him/her about digital zoom. If they proceed to tell you about the virtues of this truly worthless feature,...
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Posted By Mark_W

las, yes they both work most of the time. But...

las, yes they both work most of the time. But for example, if I am following the progress of a professional sports game on the web, in IE the page refreshes every minute or so, automatically, so...
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Posted By Mark_W

I was going to make the exact same recommendation...

I was going to make the exact same recommendation but air biscuit beat me to it.

Just for some clarification. I started having spyware problems early last spring, and installing Spybot and...
10-06-04, 06:14 AM
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Posted By Mark_W

Could your bolt be metric? (Hint: is the...

Could your bolt be metric? (Hint: is the manufacturer from outside the U.S.)?
16 and 17 mm wrenches fall in between 5/8" and 11/32".
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Oh no! It was kept wet for just a couple of...

Oh no! It was kept wet for just a couple of days? Was it made from a "high early strength" concrete, or standard concrete (something to ask the contractor).

If made from standard concrete,...
08-09-04, 06:54 AM
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Posted By Mark_W

You can get comparison info from Consumer...

You can get comparison info from Consumer Reports, at http://www.consumerreports.org , but you must be a subscriber in order to view the information.

Once you have subscribed, you can read their...
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