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[#] Mon Sep 04 2006 13:51:42 EDT from IGnatius T Foobar @ Uncensored

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Harry: My house here has one water tank of 20,000 liters up the hill

and a second tank of about 200 liters in the attic to supply the water

heater so it doesn't burn up when water is unavailable.

People ... Curly isn't referring to gallons *at all*. He *said* liters.

And in any case, here in the US, when water is purchased from the utility, it is sold by the cubic foot, not by the gallon.

[#] Mon Sep 04 2006 17:41:24 EDT from Animal @ Uncensored

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1 ft³➡gal
1 gal➡ft³
1 ft³➡liter
1 liter➡ft³
1 gal➡km

[#] Mon Sep 04 2006 18:47:51 EDT from Freakdog @ Dog Pound BBS II

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My apologies...I misread, as well.

[#] Tue Sep 05 2006 16:55:04 EDT from Ford II @ Uncensored

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Well, the nice windstorm knocked a whole bunch of large branches off an oak tree in my backyard right onto the place my gazebo would be if I had built it already.
Score one for procrastination.
Of course what this means is that at some point after the gazebo is built it will get struck by a falling tree limb, because this tree is very tall and there are plenty more large branches yet to fall off of it.
That said, I was sick all weekend and got nothing done on my gazebo, for those who are watching the play by play.

[#] Wed Sep 06 2006 22:01:49 EDT from harry @ Uncensored

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Ford - Cut down the overhanging tree(s) before building or rebuilding said gazebo ??

[#] Thu Sep 07 2006 08:08:36 EDT from fleeb @ Uncensored

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Cement over all that grass, too, so you don't have to cut it. Then paint some lines on it, for decoration, and see how many people try to park there.

[#] Thu Sep 07 2006 09:32:54 EDT from IGnatius T Foobar @ Uncensored

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Ford keeps enough cars around that this option could actually be quite useful.

[#] Thu Sep 07 2006 12:25:40 EDT from Ford II @ Uncensored

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I would be inclined to remove the trees, except it's hundreds of feet tall, and I have to safe way of doing it short of paying somebody else with lots of lifting and climbing equipment.
Maybe LS will do it for $50?

[#] Thu Sep 07 2006 13:54:28 EDT from girthta @ Uncensored

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get the Peruvian gods to do it... lest they be angered

[#] Thu Sep 07 2006 13:55:47 EDT from fleeb @ Uncensored

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Hmm.. so, how does Ford piss off the Peruvian gods in a precise way, to get just the right trees to fall down?

[#] Thu Sep 07 2006 14:15:01 EDT from LoanShark @ Uncensored

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There are other "climbers for hire" that I could refer you to, though they're really arborists and will charge as such ;)

[#] Fri Sep 08 2006 23:43:32 EDT from harry @ Uncensored

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I think I should have said "prune back" rather than cut down. I meant pruning, I think, when I wrote that. Hard to say for sure. My memory seems to be missing refresh cycles lately.

Either not enough of the right drugs or too many of the wrong drugs, or both.

Damned frustrating. :-(

[#] Tue Sep 05 2006 00:39:40 EDT from harry @ PixelBBS

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Animal - There seem to be characters in your post that do NOT read well in the text-based side of the board.

[#] Sun Sep 10 2006 22:56:48 EDT from Animal @ Uncensored

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Works fine here.

I blame microsoft.

[#] Mon Sep 11 2006 12:22:16 EDT from Ford II @ Uncensored

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So this morning I find that my toilet bowl is leaking.
I fixed one of my toilet bowls once before and it sucked, so I'm probably going to paysomebody to do it this time.
I fear plumbing. Plubming is easy except that the potential for disaster is far beyond my risk tolerance.

[#] Mon Sep 11 2006 12:24:13 EDT from Ragnar Danneskjold @ Uncensored

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Where's it leaking from?

[#] Tue Sep 12 2006 03:51:32 EDT from harry @ Uncensored

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No fun, Ford. I am blessed to have a plumber as my father-in-law. If something of the plumbing goes wrong here, I just call him. Takes a load off my mind.

[#] Tue Sep 12 2006 13:21:44 EDT from Ford II @ Uncensored

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actually I thought it was leaking from under the toilet (ie the seal to the sewer pipe was leaking, but last night I looked closer and found that it's actually leaking slowly from the tank, rolling down the back and making a puddle around the base, which is why I thought it was leaking under the base.
the tank-to-bowl-pipe is easy, I just have to cut it off and bring it to The Faucet Works and have them give me what Ineed.
I will take this opportunity to plug The Faucet Works in eastchester as absolutely the best plumbing supply store in the world.
Save yourself all your plumbing grief by going tthere instead of home depot or anything like that if you need plumbing parts.
The only problm is that it's far away in the wrong direction, but it's still worth going out of my way for it.

[#] Tue Sep 12 2006 14:14:43 EDT from Ragnar Danneskjold @ Uncensored

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And their hours suck... They're great if you have an older house with weird plumbing.

[#] Tue Sep 12 2006 19:18:49 EDT from curly surmudgeon @ Dog Pound BBS II

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Sep 4 2006 11:42am from Freakdog @dogpound2
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I'd waget that, more than likely, Curly's referring to US
gallons. I'd wager that Argentina uses the metric system, and refers
to volume by liters, rather than gallons.

Actually ARgentina has converfted to the metric system long ago but has legacy support for English measure. 5 gallons is about 18 liters and my 20,000 liter water tower is about 5,500 gallons.

After all this I had a well failure last wweek. The tank level sensor failed and the tank was overflowing. It took three days of 8 hours on one hose to drop the level until the switch should deactivate. I figure that tank could hold me for a month of showers and cooking if exterior watering was to cease and longer with reasonable rationing.

Did I mention that all float sensors, and their pressure tank sensor counterparts, have hystersis? Hystersis prevents the motor from oscillating on-off.

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