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Re: What did you do today Non moto
« Reply #6900 on: June 16, 2020, 03:59:06 PM »
The little plastic part needed to fix our kitchen faucet arrived today.   The piece was included in a kit with multiple bobs & bits, so I replaced all of them together.  One nice thing was that the screws seemed to have a bit of blue thread lock on them already???

Probably less than 15 minutes from opening the package to everything being cleaned up and the tools put away.
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Re: What did you do today Non moto
« Reply #6901 on: June 16, 2020, 05:08:55 PM »
I love the way the simple word "tap" becomes "faucet". I blame the French.
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Re: What did you do today Non moto
« Reply #6902 on: June 16, 2020, 05:17:34 PM »
Taps have beer
Faucets have water

I'd hate to mix them up
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Re: What did you do today Non moto
« Reply #6903 on: June 16, 2020, 05:34:01 PM »
I love the way the simple word "tap" becomes "faucet". I blame the French.

Considering that I'm retired and have relatively little to do, I looked this up.  Faucet is indeed French in origin.  And tap, in this sense, is Old English with similarities to Old High German.

And my impression of the word tap wasn't entirely correct.  I'd always thought that a tap was connected to either a hot or cold water line, but not to both.  Whereas, I'd thought a faucet was connected to both hot and cold so that they could be mixed.  Apparently, this distinction isn't made by the Merriam-Webster dictionary and the two words are interchangeable in practice.

I don't know whether to actually blame the French.  It seems that all of the retail plumbing fixture manufacturers in American big box stores use faucet.  Maybe it sounds fancier?  Kinda like our preference for the longish word elevator instead of the simple word lift.

On top of this, there's spigot, hydrant, valve and stopcock.   :o

As Hip appears to be suggesting, perhaps it's time for a beer.   ;)
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Re: What did you do today Non moto
« Reply #6904 on: June 16, 2020, 07:13:01 PM »
Now I want a beer hydrant.
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Re: What did you do today Non moto
« Reply #6905 on: June 17, 2020, 02:36:32 AM »
I would blame the French if you don't get one.

Today, I am going around blaming the French for pretty much everything.
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Re: What did you do today Non moto
« Reply #6906 on: June 17, 2020, 06:28:09 AM »
I would blame the French if you don't get one.

Today, I am going around blaming the French for pretty much everything.

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Re: What did you do today Non moto
« Reply #6907 on: June 17, 2020, 10:59:50 AM »
I would blame the French if you don't get one.

Today, I am going around blaming the French for pretty much everything.

Most especially the critical part they played in the USA breaking from England?

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Went over to my oldest's house Sunday.

Helped them swap a couple of doorbell chimes and a kitchen light fixture.

Then SiL, their oldest boy, and I sat out under the shade of a pecan tree with a nice cool breeze and shot pellet rifles at reactive targets. Granddude is still too small to hold a rifle by himself and my hands were always getting in the way of his trigger, seeing the scope, etc. Next time a card table setup to support the pellet rifle so we can then talk him through things better.

We then heard the dinner call (I ought to get them one of those ranch dinner triangles 😃 ) where I had a wonderful lemon pepper chicken leg an a half cup of unseasoned, steamed broccoli (yeah it sucks but I just had my 6 mo checkup with the Dr - BP 117/62, lost another 30#, and if the blood work comes back like the Dr expects, then the Metformin gets cut in half again from when I started (down to 1 a day on my way to NONE a day) from the first of 4 a day.

Lots of fun with family and just enough "rowdy" to be smiling when I left without the overload rowdy that becomes trying.
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Re: What did you do today Non moto
« Reply #6908 on: June 17, 2020, 03:11:35 PM »
Taps have beer
Faucets have water

I'd hate to mix them up

^^^^ I prefer this  :beerchug:

I wouldn't blame the french, they had the right idea, a fausset was used to tap a cask of wine or beer. How come we North Americans use a faucet to get water?  :headscratch:
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Re: What did you do today Non moto
« Reply #6909 on: June 17, 2020, 09:51:38 PM »
Totally screwed a water-pipe soldering project last Saturday.  It leaked like a sprinkler- I messed up in several areas:  Not enough flux, didn't clean the joints well enough, used propane and not MAP gas,

Today I got some of the proper bits and did it.  No leaks.  Yay me.
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Re: What did you do today Non moto
« Reply #6910 on: June 20, 2020, 11:54:42 AM »
Bought a kitchen bin with an  infrared detector. Now, every time I come home, it greets me by opening and closing as i come through the door.

I need another dog. A bin doesn't quite do it.
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« Reply #6911 on: June 20, 2020, 12:30:14 PM »
Replaced the gear/sprocket assembly in the garage door opener. Easy peasy.
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Re: What did you do today Non moto
« Reply #6912 on: June 20, 2020, 05:34:02 PM »
Polished and waxed the truck today, nice shine and no more oxidation in the paint. Shiles like a black pearl now.
Fixed the door lock unlock issue. Was just a simple broken wire to the central timer module.

Sitting back and havin a beer now 
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« Reply #6913 on: June 20, 2020, 06:09:26 PM »
Sweated profusely through a bottle of Cab/Merlot.
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Re: What did you do today Non moto
« Reply #6914 on: June 21, 2020, 09:41:37 AM »
Bought a kitchen bin with an  infrared detector. Now, every time I come home, it greets me by opening and closing as i come through the door.

I need another dog. A bin doesn't quite do it.

My brother has one of those and it's the same way. He said there's a "pause" button for when he's working/walking past it a lot for some reason.

I mopped and vacuumed yesterday. House still smells like Pine-Sol.

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Re: What did you do today Non moto
« Reply #6915 on: June 22, 2020, 02:34:59 PM »
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Re: What did you do today Non moto
« Reply #6916 on: June 22, 2020, 04:29:18 PM »
Grocery shopping.  :-[
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« Reply #6917 on: June 22, 2020, 05:06:24 PM »
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Re: What did you do today Non moto
« Reply #6918 on: June 23, 2020, 09:29:47 PM »
Heated water and brown sugar, when it cools a bit I'll add some yeast  :augie:
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Re: What did you do today Non moto
« Reply #6919 on: June 24, 2020, 09:28:30 AM »
Doggo woke me up at 5:30 am for a walko.  It wasn't a false alarm.  He's good about that.

After getting caffeinated, I polished the headlights on my wife's Subaru.  They'd become pitted and cloudy looking over the years.  I found a kit with polish and an applicator that fits a power drill.  The polish was enough for the job, but the kit also includes several sanding discs if a bit more oomph is needed.
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« Reply #6920 on: June 24, 2020, 11:01:06 AM »
Heated water and brown sugar, when it cools a bit I'll add some yeast  :augie:

That reminds me; I gotta feed the sourdough starter.
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Re: What did you do today Non moto
« Reply #6921 on: June 24, 2020, 11:32:17 AM »
I would blame the French if you don't get one.

Today, I am going around blaming the French for pretty much everything.


All this talk reminds me of the midget tap dancer, she had a great career until she fell in the sink and broke her leg

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Re: What did you do today Non moto
« Reply #6922 on: June 24, 2020, 04:14:58 PM »
I would blame the French if you don't get one.

Today, I am going around blaming the French for pretty much everything.


All this talk reminds me of the midget tap dancer, she had a great career until she fell in the sink and broke her leg

 :rolf:
Why?  Was she french?
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Re: What did you do today Non moto
« Reply #6923 on: June 25, 2020, 01:44:36 PM »
I would blame the French if you don't get one.

Today, I am going around blaming the French for pretty much everything.


All this talk reminds me of the midget tap dancer, she had a great career until she fell in the sink and broke her leg

 :rolf:
Why?  Was she french?

Italian I think, she was in a Federico Fellini film
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Re: What did you do today Non moto
« Reply #6924 on: June 25, 2020, 02:57:35 PM »
The 30+ year old wrought iron patio furniture is starting to get rusty.  Today I bought on sale a bunch of Rustoleum  (sp?) spray paint that can be used over rust, a wire brush to remove the loose stuff, and new plastic feet for the stuff (most was broken or lost).  Now to devote the time to this project.
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Re: What did you do today Non moto
« Reply #6925 on: June 26, 2020, 07:51:19 AM »
All the faux ratan has rotted off our patio furniture but the underlying metal and the glass topper of one side table are still serviceable. I am expecting to have to do the Rust-O-Leum before too much longer too.

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Re: What did you do today Non moto
« Reply #6926 on: June 28, 2020, 03:53:34 PM »
It was really great riding weather.  But that meant it was also great weather to scrape & brush & pressure wash the wrought iron patio furniture, and then repaint it all.  It took two shifts because I wanted to do the spraying in the calm garage instead of the breezy yard. 

And if I sloughed it off, soon enough it would be winter and then I'd have to wait for spring.  I'm a really good procrastinator.  ;)
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Re: What did you do today Non moto
« Reply #6927 on: June 29, 2020, 08:53:44 AM »
Went to my oldest's house. Finished up some network work I started last week. Then my brother, SiL, one grandson, and I shot pellet rifles until called in for a late lunch/early dinner. Fun Fun Fun.

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« Reply #6928 on: June 29, 2020, 12:36:49 PM »
Hot-n-humid today.  I worked up a sweat just returning the patio furniture from the garage to the patio and folding up my tarps.
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Re: What did you do today Non moto
« Reply #6929 on: June 29, 2020, 02:53:34 PM »
It's warm and sticky here as well. Since it's Monday more grocery shopping. Roasting up a chicken with carrots and 'taters. Gonna hide in my room with the a/c on while it cooks.
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Re: What did you do today Non moto
« Reply #6930 on: June 29, 2020, 04:09:24 PM »
Visited with a couple sisters. Sat evening their place then Sun at our place. Got my 70 year old sister on the quad and took her on the trails in the woods. Also made them my famous cheese encrusted grilled cheese. ‘‘Twas a good weekend.
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« Reply #6931 on: June 30, 2020, 09:36:23 AM »
Yesterday, I got the car inspected. A copy of the results added to the envelope with the other required documents and into the mail along with some Netflix discs, and a few other things that have to go Snail Mail. Mopped and vacuumed (again). Scheduled the Spring/Summer HVAC service. Mowed the lawn and more... all before noon.

Today, I got out and went to the store for the first time in about 3 weeks. They are still doing "Sr times" on Tues/Thurs from 6-9. I've learned to get there about half-way into the window for the least traffic. Most people were masked-up (maybe a store policy) but I really only passed a hand-full of people. On the plus side, a lot of things are now back in stock (except a very few cleaning items and rubbing alcohol of any kind). Many of the things (bread, etc.) no longer have signs on them of 1 per customer (but the cleaning stuff still does).

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Re: What did you do today Non moto
« Reply #6932 on: June 30, 2020, 11:54:22 AM »
Took the Pedal Ninja out for my morning ride.  Got a flat tire.   >:(  The good news was that I was only about half a block from a bike store.   :)  The bad news is that they take their "weekend" on Monday and Tuesday (today), so I ended up walking the bike home without even a new inner tube.   :(  But the walk still counts as cardio!   ;)

Instead of my usual bottle of fizzy mineral water on the patio after the ride, the day felt like day drinking, so I had a beer while sitting on my restored patio furniture instead.   :D
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« Reply #6933 on: July 02, 2020, 09:13:26 AM »
It's been a bad week for the Pedal Ninja.  First a flat tire.  Then today one of the rear brake pads somehow fell off.  I retraced my steps--er, pedals--and couldn't find it.  So I get to go shopping today.  At least it's cheap.
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Re: What did you do today Non moto
« Reply #6934 on: July 03, 2020, 08:52:35 AM »
Popped *something* in the stereo tube power amp the first day I got it home (after 6 months in the shop getting a complete refurb of it and the pre-amp). Put off fixing it for a few days while dreading the risk of having ruined it. Sure enough a 120v/5a glass fuse blue. I'll snag one locally if anyone other than Radio Shack bothers to carry them (120v). Otherwise Amazon time.

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« Reply #6935 on: July 03, 2020, 05:22:16 PM »
🔥!!!   Another go at burning out a stump. Nothing like a big fire when it’s a thousand degrees in the sun ☀️.
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« Reply #6936 on: July 03, 2020, 08:25:07 PM »
The GF and I spent some time in an antique shop to get out of the heat for a bit.
There were way to many things that I knew what they were (are)...  that's just not right!
But, I did learn that they use to make miniature (1/12 scale) coins for girl's dolls and doll houses.
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« Reply #6937 on: July 04, 2020, 06:24:25 AM »
🔥!!!   Another go at burning out a stump. Nothing like a big fire when it’s a thousand degrees in the sun ☀️.

I did a few of those.  Got an area in the top of the stump dished out then loaded it up with kerosene and burned. Then hacked away at the char. Hack as you can with a saws-all. Rinse and repeat. Now, after 10 years, you wouldn't know that a stump was there unless you hit some remnant when digging.

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« Reply #6938 on: July 04, 2020, 12:11:21 PM »
Since I didn't feel all that energetic upon awakening, I skipped the normal hour with the Pedal Ninja and had another garage day.

My garage's former owner had a single bike rack on the wall. Its housed my wife's bike while mine has been on its kickstand.  I bought two wall racks--the former owner had stripped the mounting screws, and the racks were cheap enough that a matched set appealed to my OCD.  I don't think the former owner ever met a screw that he wouldn't strip.  Vise-Grip plyers have been my go-to tool.  The old wall rack is now in our donation pile.

Then I mounted a mini-bin rack for all the misc. bits & bobs that are needed in the garage rather than at my basement workbench.  It neatens up the shelves where this stuff had just been sitting and taking up space in a very inefficient manner.  And I rearranged some of the stuff on my wall racks and pegboard.

And thus I arrived at beer-thirty.  I opened the auxiliary beer fridge to see what was available.  But butterfingers let a loose bottle break on the floor. I apparently have an alcohol abuse issue.  So, it was instead time to clean up the glass, move everything on the floor out, and hose out the garage. 

Now it's beer-thirty.
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Re: What did you do today Non moto
« Reply #6939 on: July 04, 2020, 01:45:06 PM »
Popped *something* in the stereo tube power amp the first day I got it home (after 6 months in the shop getting a complete refurb of it and the pre-amp). Put off fixing it for a few days while dreading the risk of having ruined it. Sure enough a 120v/5a glass fuse blue. I'll snag one locally if anyone other than Radio Shack bothers to carry them (120v). Otherwise Amazon time.

Will unplug all inputs and walk through the reconfig a little more cautiously.

sounds  potentially expensive.

today,  I have been trying to downgrade Windows 10 on an old laptop to Windows 7. Without success.

I need to use a slide scanner (Plustek. Fecking Plustek. They are such wankers).

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Re: What did you do today Non moto
« Reply #6940 on: July 04, 2020, 03:35:49 PM »
We don’t want to put anything like that in the ground. Neighbor keeps wanting to use diesel fuel to burn out bees and stuff. He also wants to spray chemicals on the fruit trees. We will just wait for nature to take its course
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Re: What did you do today Non moto
« Reply #6941 on: July 05, 2020, 09:17:08 AM »
We don’t want to put anything like that in the ground. Neighbor keeps wanting to use diesel fuel to burn out bees and stuff. He also wants to spray chemicals on the fruit trees. We will just wait for nature to take its course

You burn it all up so there's only carbon left.

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Got the 10-pack of fuses in and one swapped. Today I think i'll unplug all inputs and proceed cautiously like I did when I first got it.

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Re: What did you do today Non moto
« Reply #6942 on: July 05, 2020, 01:48:29 PM »
What's better than a fire in 100 degree temps??  2 fires!!!  One is for pallet crap with nails in it so we can collect them up after. The other is trying to burn the ginormous stump that will take days to burn. I had to use the quad and a chain to move it. Big tree.
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Re: What did you do today Non moto
« Reply #6943 on: July 05, 2020, 02:05:18 PM »
This morning was quad maintenance time. Oil, filter, grease for 14 of the 16 fittings on this beast. Other two are in the drive shaft and my grease gun end is too big to get in the u joints.
Interwebs and Can Am both say to pull right front inner wheel housing and the entire foot (peg?) assembly to get the cap off the cartridge style oil filter. What a pain. Got to looking at it and with the right combination of tools, I was easily able to change the filter without removing either of those things.  Yea, the inner part of that bolt is a T35 torx bit but the outside is an 8mm socket. I used the short socket for the obstructed ones and the long socket with the extension for the other one.  There was easily 3+ inches to work with. Good thing cuz the filter is about 3" but there was room.   I saw 20 videos of guys tearing these things down for nothing. 
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Re: What did you do today Non moto
« Reply #6944 on: July 05, 2020, 06:55:43 PM »
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