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[#] Mon Feb 27 2006 10:44:48 EST from Ford II @ Uncensored

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I'm guessing a bicycle, because at least my motorbike doesn't have pedals, nor can you live it up on the wall...

This weekends project was drilling holes in a bunch of stumps I want to get rid of to pour lye in.
do you make big one inch holes or lots of little 1/4" holes?

And I also had a chance since it was so warm out saturday, to break a few things and get into my shed, and happily enough, nothing's broken. It took it like a champ.
Ther's the hole in the roof, but no structural damage inside, fixing will be relativly easy, one day job.

[#] Mon Feb 27 2006 17:37:56 EST from harry @ Uncensored

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Since the construction next door has gotten up to the point where workmen next door can look right inside our home, I got Ginger's help and used some remnants of black plastic to cover the windows in the dining room and the bathroom. I *LIKE* my privacy.

We have not invested in curtains for two reasons - lack of funds and the fact that we're gonna move out soon and this building will be demolished to make way for MORE new construction.

[#] Mon Feb 27 2006 20:46:41 EST from curly surmudgeon @ Dog Pound BBS II

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New well pump burnt out this weekend so I'm converting from a centrifigual, above-the-water pump to a smaller submersible that sits at the bottom of the well.

At the same time draining the 20,000 liter water tank and giving the inside a good coat of fiberglass before 3 coats of pool paint. Even after crack repair it was seeping water.

[#] Tue Feb 28 2006 03:00:22 EST from 2Dog @ Uncensored

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Dunno if it's available in your area but I've had good results with
GreenLight stump-be-gone or whatever. Better to drill more of the smaller
holes. I grabbed a 3/8 bit and went to town. Worked great, because them
stumps be gone.

[#] Tue Feb 28 2006 11:40:10 EST from IGnatius T Foobar @ Uncensored

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Feh. Just drill one hole and toss in some blasting caps. :)

[#] Tue Feb 28 2006 15:13:21 EST from curly surmudgeon @ Dog Pound BBS II

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Inadequate. Depending upon the size of the stump you need at least a half stick of dynamite buried under the stump. Sticking explosives in a hole atop only makes a few toothpicks.

Also rather dangerous to neighbors in urban areas. My neighbor once pelted us with large rocks 200 yards away when overdoing granite rock removal.

If you just have a tap root then have it ground out. If it's surface roots just dig it out.

[#] Tue Feb 28 2006 16:09:17 EST from Ford II @ Uncensored

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they're not surface roots, and in some cases, they're less than 2 feet from the exterior of my house.
don't want to blow anything up.
I'll try nasty chemicals thank you.

[#] Tue Feb 28 2006 22:26:35 EST from harry @ Uncensored

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Today I brought a relatively underused set of shelves (free standing) up from the basement, dragged them into my computer room and set them up near the corner where the other shelves, already full, are. Now I have more room to file CD-R's that I've burned for backups, as well as factory disks for drivers and OS'es.

[#] Wed Mar 01 2006 14:27:43 EST from curly surmudgeon @ Dog Pound BBS II

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These are "before" photos, in-process photos are now being scanned.

Water tank atop the hill and the underground wine cellar entrance:

House from driveway:

Down hill toward entrance:

Backside of house:

View of house from entrance:

[#] Wed Mar 01 2006 14:44:37 EST from Peter Pulse @ Uncensored

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Looks really nice.

[#] Wed Mar 01 2006 19:02:45 EST from curly surmudgeon @ Dog Pound BBS II

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Thanks. What you can't see is that the trees are chock full of parrots and doves who coo and talk all the daylight hours. One reason I settled on this area is the climate: which has moderate summers, 86 degree average high in January, and moderate winters, 64 degrees in June and July. No air conditioning needed and little heating required.

Will scan the during and after photos in the next week or two and post with the new roof, 15 dump truckloads of overgrowth removed and new paint. Went from white and "English Green" to cream and a reddish brown trim.

Peter Pulse: Is my email to "Peter Pulse @uncnsrd" being censored? I've sent two and only get a "collected:_peter_pulse_peter_pulse@uncnsrd" message.
What email address can I send to?

I've made inquiries and offers on two others. One is about 50' above a stream that runs year around. It's built entirely of granite block like the bottom meter of my house above with six bedrooms and three bathrooms. The other is up the hill about 10 miles at 3,500' and was previously a rest home with 9 bedrooms and 7 bathrooms which I'd convert into a hostel or knock out some walls and convert into a mini-mansion.

[#] Tue Mar 07 2006 09:47:13 EST from Ford II @ Uncensored

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THis morning I open my fridge and find that the bulb is out.
Okay once every 6 years isn't bad I guess.

Then I take some juice out and notice it's not terribly cold.
Now sometimes it happens that the fridge door doesn't close all the way, the compressor stays on all night, and I wake up in the morning to not-so-cold juice.
But this time I thought it suspicious, I turned the fridge setting to max, and the relay failed to click and the compressor didn't go on.
I left for work, if it's still not cold when I get home, I think that's about it for the fridge.
Or is there something simple I'm missing about fridges.
Dont get me wrong, it was old when I moved in the house 7 years ago, and it's been making a lot of funny noises lately.

[#] Tue Mar 07 2006 10:30:37 EST from IGnatius T Foobar @ Uncensored

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If the light *and* the compressor are both out, it could be something very simple, like a power coupling or an internal fuse, circuit breaker, etc. And although this is obvious, you should also check to see if there's power at the outlet to which the refrigerator is connected.

Most major appliances have a wiring diagram either on the back or just inside an access cover. If you take all the usual precautions for working with electricity, you might consider poking around with a voltmeter to see where the power has stopped flowing.

You also might want to completely rewire your house so you have a dedicated circuit for the refrigerator. :)

[#] Tue Mar 07 2006 13:20:13 EST from Ford II @ Uncensored

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well no, there was a point at which the compressor was on and the light was out, and the bulb is burnt, you can hear it tinkle when shaken.

[#] Tue Mar 07 2006 15:40:35 EST from harry @ Uncensored

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Is the breaker at the breaker box tripped?

[#] Tue Mar 07 2006 16:07:48 EST from curly surmudgeon @ Dog Pound BBS II

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Is it plugged in?

[#] Tue Mar 07 2006 17:48:22 EST from IGnatius T Foobar @ Uncensored

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[#] Wed Mar 08 2006 11:04:53 EST from Ford II @ Uncensored

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har har.
It turned out, that there's nothing wrong, which is good, so I can put off buying a fridge for a while.
something was shoved in the fridge sticking out a bit so in my about-to-go-to-sleep stupor, I didn't notice the fridge didn't close.
The differnce between this time and all the other times I've done this is that now somebody else lives in the house and closes the fridge before I get there, so I don't realize what the problem is.
And it was a fluke that the bulb burned out at the same time, although probably related to the temperature drop for the night.

[#] Wed Mar 08 2006 11:06:29 EST from Ford II @ Uncensored

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New problem of the day:
the retaining wall keeping my backyard from falling into my driveway is collapsing. It's been in a state of perpetual collapse for years (it's only like 2 feet high, it's not like it's holding back mount olympus or anything) but apparently in the past month, the freeze thaw cycle has caused the cinderblocks to shift to the point where I can no longer open my garage door all the way, and thus not get my car out of the garage.
That's kinda annoying.
Yet another trip to home depot...

[#] Wed Mar 15 2006 22:45:36 EST from 2Dog @ Uncensored

Subject: From the "Forget the Snowblowers" dept. :::

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Last freeze of the season + lots o' new plants + a rented ground tiller machine = a very dirty and tired dawg. I haven't looked forward to a shower this much in a *long* time. For you pepper-heads; I planted one complete row, about one third each, of Jalepenos, Serranos & Habaneros (Scotch Bonnets).
"Please pass the codeine, I'm gonna be SORE tomorrow." But it's worth it! :^)
Garden's lookin' good....

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