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  1. John Ghent

    Stand By Generators not to Code!

    2/13/2014 ? ?
  2. My take is Jim was born with a good deal of street smarts.
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    Who did this?

    Here is a pix of a black carpet beetle. The debris does not look like carpenter ants which leave a frass that looks like it came from sawn wood.
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    HI Artography - Attic Porn 1968

    Porn ??? I always thought it was required reading. What a bummer.
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    HI Artography - Old Boiler

    On second look Bill is correct.
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    HI Artography - Old Boiler

    Looks like a steam boiler converted to hot water. There are at least two circulators on the right side.
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    inert materials burial on site

    I think the immersion in water, (ground water and septic water) created a perfect environment.
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    square footage

    The condo association office should have copies of the original prospectus (documents), which would detail the square footage. Or not.
  9. John Ghent

    Crappy drill press

    Great for making milk shakes. Or, put it on the curb with a "Free" sign attached.
  10. John Ghent

    White Powder on Vent

    Dennis, you are replying to a topic that was discussed in 2015. And many of your previous posts were also directed to old stuff.
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    HI Artography - Jug of Butts

    In 1985 when I gave up 3 packs a day, this was one of the things you had to do. Keep all your butts where you could see them. You could smoke all you wanted but you had to change brands each week, moving to a more filtered cig each time. My wife, my sister and myself did the duty for three weeks and never looked back. That could be called an incentive jug.
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    Wiring Puzzle

    Is the red wire lower left fried? And the one above marked Kitchen?
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    Paint Quality

    Love Ben' Aura brand. Been a Ben fan many years.
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    Face in the clouds!

    Looks just like someone I know.
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    Found at today's inspection

    Shoemakers hammer.
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    Recent Inspection

    Running water and flush toilets 79ad, before the coliseum was finished.
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    Unknown Object

    When I was a code guy for the usaf we made these speed keys with hack saw blades which had a really great flexibility. Yes, the one in the vid is wimpy.
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    Unknown Object

    Here is a link showing a modern version of the older telegraph unit.
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    Unknown Object

    Thats a speed telegraph unit. Instead of doing dits and dots up and down, these units allow the operator to use a side to side motion to send much faster code.
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    I'm going to be here for a while...

    I hope you charged an extra $20 for that. Are all the panels 3phase?
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    New roof raised in areas

    Could this perhaps be a modular home trucked to the site and assembled? Hard to tell whats going on just with a roof shot.
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    inert materials burial on site

    These are Elm tree stumps and parts that the builder buried on my property in 1960 when the house was built. The cross street is named "Old Elm". They were discovered when I was having a curtain drain installed in 2011.
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    1969 Home wiring

    That was probably due to Unions. Most big cities used mostly copper for that reason.
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    New blog

    Benign is a word most closely associated with Malignant (as in tumor). If an "easy" report is B9 is a tough report Malignant? Poor word choice.