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    Re: Thought they were gone forever

    I usually find these missing items in the washing machine - After the wash. Sort of an extra quality control step for the waterproofing on the cars keys and remote.
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    No more Bosch tools for me

    After having bought lots of Bosch tools over the years they have lost a customer.

    Earlier this year I got a nice new set of 18v Li-ion drill and impact driver. the good quality Blue tools. ...
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    Re: Bondo problem

    You wouldn't hire me either. I got three days into starting the body work on the Herald decided I hated body work, couldn't really do it without a garage anyway and was not going to pay what the...
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    Re: What I did on my Birthday

    Congratulations! Best birthday gift ever :D
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    Re: Inspection Time

    Growing up in Michigan with no safety inspections, I remember seeing cars going down the road sideways. Obviously the result of serious frame damage. And cars with rusty parts falling off while...
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    Re: New HP Laptop SSD

    Defragging is not needed on an SSD since it is not a mechanical device. On a HD, the information is stored sort of like on a record, in concentric stripes. After time, because of the way files get...
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    Re: Strange A/C - radio problem

    Problem found! and as predicted by TOC a voltage feed issue. The bolt holding the ground cable to the chassis was rusty, loose and impossible to get at.
    I guess I could have tried tightening it if...
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    Re: Strange A/C - radio problem

    I think you are on the correct track. If I recall correctly, I measures + on the battery and - on chassis so any resistance would have been measured.
    Unfortunately I have been dealing with my own...
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    Re: Strange A/C - radio problem

    "oldish" would be 14 in this case (yeah I know for a site dealing mostly with LBCs this isn't really old) The radio is probably old enough to be called "oldish" also.

    You are talking about oil in...
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    Strange A/C - radio problem

    My oldish nissan van has developed a strange problem. every time the A/C compressor kicks in (A/C clutch of course), the radio is re-starting. Now this isn't to shocking since the voltage is also...
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    Re: On to the summit!

    Or exactly like they used to be John Krakauer wrote a book 20 years ago "Into thin air" about the 1996 Everest climb season which also result in the death and injury of multiple climbers.
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    Re: Boeing accidents

    The larger diameter engines are more efficient. The problem on the 737 is that the diameter has gotten so large that the engines are now scraping the ground.
    Boeing apparently looked into...
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    Re: Boeing accidents

    Much more complex than just the computer control. Here is a much more in depth explanation from a real 737 pilot on his youtube channel. Just be careful a dangerous rabbit hole to fall down lots of...
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    Re: Citizenship test

    Missed the two "trick" questions. The number of amendments and British soldiers being quartered in private houses.
    Apparently I was awake in HS which sort of surprises me.
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    Re: Denied License Plate

    Someone in the DMV here decided to create a license plate with the number 888-88-888 for his wife's car. Turns out the ticketing system uses that as the default for incorrectly read license plate...
  16. Re: When did gloves become required for every job?

    Many jobs at work require gloves and I have gotten used to using gloves as a result. I now use gloves for many jobs at home. Prevents a lot of minor finger injuries and is much easier to clean up. I...
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    Re: Speaking of Sears

    The seal is more critical than the bearings. The failure mode here is seal fails letting water into the bearing which then fails. Eventually the damaged bearing ruins the tub shaft, and you need the...
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    Re: The Brooklyn Bridge-Bing photo of the day

    No. Roebling wanted to supply the cables but because of corrupt Tammany Hall politics was accused of wanting to cheat and the contract was given to one of the competitors who proceeded to cheat. The...
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    Re: Recharging Ni-MH batteries

    Charging Ni-Mh batteries properly needs more sophisticated electronics than just running voltage across the batteries. Somewhere there needs the be a controller. Either the controller is in the wall...
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    Re: The days of steam

    Take a look at this guy's YouTube channel.
    He has a steam powered machine shop in NY but spends the winters in Florida. He both uses steam power and restores steam equipment. I believe he mentioned...
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    Re: The days of steam

    Many different brands...I was looking at raw castings
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    Re: The days of steam

    Well if you have to ask about the price..
    I was looking at getting fairly simple 1" diameter 2 cylinder beginners kit a while ago. Just the casting sets for something like that can easily go for...
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    Re: Disc brake fun

    Back to how it works. The o-ring in the disk brakes has a square x-section. When the brake fluid pushes the pot forward it doesn't roll the o-ring, rather the o-ring slightly deforms. when you...
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    Re: Garage Tile instead of Paint

    Sure
    Here is the driveway. I just rinsed it off with the pressure washer and all the summers dirt, car drippings etc just rinsed right off.

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    The patio, Same tile but in a lighter color....
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    Re: Garage Tile instead of Paint

    My driveway is quite visible since it is the entrance to my apartment and attached to the garden so I had to make it look nice.

    I put large grey tiles on the driveway several years ago, park on it...
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