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Discussion in 'Off-Topic Discussion' started by johneman, Jun 23, 2011.

  1. Sep 6, 2019 at 1:54 PM
    johneman

    johneman [OP] Life is good relaxin' on the porch!!

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    It's strange that they have issues with it in the houses, and only use copper, but when I installed a new 200amp service in my house in 2000 the main service feed cable from the power company line to my breaker panel was aluminium. I asked about copper but I was told they only used aluminum.:confused: go figure.
     
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    Had a house with aluminum wiring , was told the aluminum would heat up under load, expanding, and cool when not under load, contracting. This would in turn loosen connections.

    I pig tailed every outlet and switch to copper.
     
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  3. Sep 6, 2019 at 3:08 PM
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    Cleaning up after Dorian. Roof leaked in 5 rooms & stairwell. Even tp got soaked in bathroom. No power loss. Neighbor's metal roofs were flapping in 80 mph winds.

    At our shop the back fence was blown over & took the Rubbermaid shed with it. The RR tracks were blocked with trees. Lots of mature oak trees down around town.

    Lots of usual flooding. All in all a typical hurricane but nothing like Hugo 30 years ago.
     
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  4. Sep 6, 2019 at 3:13 PM
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    johneman [OP] Life is good relaxin' on the porch!!

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    Just glad you and yours are safe. As much of a PITA it is everything can be repaired or replaced but friends and especially family can't be replaced. Be safe.
     
  5. Sep 6, 2019 at 10:19 PM
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    hikerduane Stove & lantern collector, retired

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    A lightning caused fire I believe has gone from 2,000 acres yesterday or this afternoon, to over 17,000 acres now. Fire is 30 miles maybe as the crow flies from me, moving east to southeast, northeast of me. Big smoke this afternoon in that direction. Dry and warm here.
    Walker Fire, info at inciweb.
    Duane
     
  6. Sep 7, 2019 at 4:13 AM
    johneman

    johneman [OP] Life is good relaxin' on the porch!!

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    Good Morning folks :hattip:.
     
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    Stay safe and aware.


    These wildfires can move quickly.
     
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  8. Sep 7, 2019 at 5:18 AM
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    Keep us informed Duane.
     
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  9. Sep 7, 2019 at 6:14 AM
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    Good morning Susan, gang,
    Hope all are well and property safe from the weather back east.
    Duane
     
  10. Sep 7, 2019 at 7:52 AM
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    Good morning. :hattip:

    Also, ragweed sucks!:sick:

    We used to refer to:rasta: as the devil's weed but I'm pretty sure that ragweed is Satan's favorite flower.
     
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  11. Sep 7, 2019 at 8:23 AM
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    From a retired EE and onetime Professional Home Inspector: Aluminum is a fine conductor of electricity. It has a better conductivity to weight ratio than copper (why power lines to your main disconnect are aluminum). Problem is older homes with aluminum wiring need to use outlets and switches that are compatible with aluminum. They're called CO/ALR (Copper/Aluminum Revised). They typically cost a bit more but are available at the big box stores.

    Tex
     
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  12. Sep 7, 2019 at 11:40 AM
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    Walker Fire is up to 24,000 acres now. At least not a threat to a population center. Saw and heard a couple bigger planes headed that way earlier.
    Duane
     
  13. Sep 7, 2019 at 3:52 PM
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    Evening all, I'll just leave this here for you to enjoy.3503.jpg
     
  14. Sep 7, 2019 at 5:35 PM
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    The fire I mentioned, is now the #1 priority in all of Kalifornia.
    Duane
     
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  15. Sep 8, 2019 at 7:01 AM
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    FINALLY!!! Caught the bugger! On camera...

    I have been telling people about the huge heron that has been feeding at our pond, and they all smile and nod and chuckle when I tell them it's enormous. Who's laughing now?

    https://youtu.be/136Lio0Py2I

    The bird is standing in the pond in this video. Pond is about 2 feet deep.

    https://youtu.be/PprV_on2qA4
     
  16. Sep 8, 2019 at 7:51 AM
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    johneman [OP] Life is good relaxin' on the porch!!

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    That is one big well fed bird Dave. If he isn't a welcome guest, you might want to string some mono filament line crisscrossed over the pond about a foot over it. This might give him the notion he isn't welcome. This works with seagulls, and Canadian Geese quite well.
     
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  17. Sep 8, 2019 at 9:22 AM
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    How cool is that!!!!!
     
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  18. Sep 8, 2019 at 1:44 PM
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    95SLE Starting to get cold outside

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    Dave: The monofilament line does work but is sort of a PITA to maintain. I used it for two years with success, I only had fish poached by the GBH one time. I have fancy gold fish and not KOI and this year I am hoping the GBH will thin out the fish population for me.

    I have had a real big algae problem from August forward to today. I started cleaning the filter elements every 3 days but the pond is still a mess. I am going to use the pond vac this week.
     
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    We have a pond that is rather crude. We feed it with a little spring water overflow, underground water, and water from the creek.
    The water from the creek, when it is flowing strong enough to spray keeps the algae down. Can you aerate the water?
     
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  20. Sep 9, 2019 at 2:27 AM
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    Dave:
    I have an aeration system and a waterfall. The pond is in direct sunlight nowadays. When we first installed the pond there were spruce trees providing shade in the morning. The electric company removed the trees because they were growing up into the power lines and affecting service. When we were on vacation the pond water pump became clogged and my son did not notice, even though he fed the fish every day. Cleaning the filter elements is the dirtiest job I have to do. LOL
     

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