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Old 07-20-2016, 08:34 PM   #1461
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Heat pump quit pumping so well and was freezing up. Got HVAC guy to put 3 lbs. of freon in it @ $60 a pound.

The fridge went on the blink. Thankfully it was a couple of electronic pieces, and I don't have to buy a new one.
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Old 07-21-2016, 04:05 PM   #1462
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You do realize your days on this earth are numbered, right? Can't imagine why you would want to spend even a small portion of one of them on this old boat anchor. OTOH, it does answer the old "whattaya DO all day?" question.
What would Bukowski do?

I just let it warm up and do something else in the meantime. And... I have a 23 inch waiting in the wings.
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Old 07-21-2016, 04:14 PM   #1463
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Added ram to younger son's laptop.

This might quell the whining for a new machine temporarily.
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Old 07-21-2016, 05:33 PM   #1464
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What would Bukowski do?

I just let it warm up and do something else in the meantime. And... I have a 23 inch waiting in the wings.
Put them side by side and you have a 48" wide screen

I cannot tell you how happy I am a few years ago I got the flat screen 50" . They are so much sharper and clear than the old tube tvs, it is amazing.

I urge you to splurge on one, they are now $250 - $350 for the HD (not the 4K ones).
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Old 07-24-2016, 02:16 PM   #1465
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Retrofitted 16 incandescent recessed lights with LED's

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Old 07-24-2016, 04:59 PM   #1466
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Retrofitted 16 incandescent recessed lights with LED's
What's the benefit to using these retrofit fixtures instead of just replacing the old bulb with an LED bulb?
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What's the benefit to using these retrofit fixtures instead of just replacing the old bulb with an LED bulb?
Older baffles in the kitchen with glass covers were ugly and discolored, so new bulb and baffle. The ones I put in my 3 season room just had bulbs as I never got around to putting in the baffles so I popped these in and they look and work great.
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What's the benefit to using these retrofit fixtures instead of just replacing the old bulb with an LED bulb?
They seal the can so that room air doesn't pass through into the space above. In our case, that space is the attic.
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Old 07-24-2016, 05:44 PM   #1469
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They seal the can so that room air doesn't pass through into the space above. In our case, that space is the attic.
That too, I forgot too mention the gaskets that comes with them.
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Old 07-24-2016, 06:52 PM   #1470
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DW has one of the longer apron strings. Her son 47, called yesterday saying his AC blew the breaker. The lad called her BEFORE calling an AC repair service.

My fix includes suggesting to DW to close the bank of DW. A tough case.
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My fix includes suggesting to DW to close the bank of DW. A tough case.
+1 I told my 50 year old son the Bank of Dad is closed
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DW has one of the longer apron strings. Her son 47, called yesterday saying his AC blew the breaker. The lad called her BEFORE calling an AC repair service.

My fix includes suggesting to DW to close the bank of DW. A tough case.
You surely are kidding.
Giving the child handouts at that age only continues to reinforce his poor money handling abilities.
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Wish I were kidding. The lad is a master leach. But it is DW's decision, I do not in any way contribute to the habit. Great thing for a household account and otherwise separete finances. And 300 miles of distance to the lad.
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Wish I were kidding. The lad is a master leach. But it is DW's decision, I do not in any way contribute to the habit. Great thing for a household account and otherwise separete finances. And 300 miles of distance to the lad.
I don't get the connection between 'leaching' and calling about a problem before calling a repair service?

My kids are not leaches, but they will ask my advice on any repair.

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I don't get the connection between 'leaching' and calling about a problem before calling a repair service?



My kids are not leaches, but they will ask my advice on any repair.



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It's good that you don't have leeches in your life, otherwise this pattern would be more recognizable. In my experience, this call is to establish that there's an emergency for which, due to circumstances entirely out of his control, our young hero is ill-prepared. Assurances will be made by the enabler that all will be made right. Only then, knowing that someone else will be footing the bill, will our poor victim of fate make the call to the repairman.

ls99, am I in the ballpark?
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Old 07-25-2016, 10:50 AM   #1476
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did the serpentine belt on my 09 FXT on Saturday (after it exploded on the freeway) - maybe 30 minute job?
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Worked with my 11yo daughter to make a three tap kegerator for my homebrewbeer and soda. First time she had used a drill.
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Worked with my 11yo daughter to make a three tap kegerator for my homebrewbeer and soda. First time she had used a drill.
nice project - I've got sockeye galena gold in my kegerator right now
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nice project - I've got sockeye galena gold in my kegerator right now
Crisp rye ale in mine. Putins Bare Chested stout and some root beer planned for the other taps.
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do you just get the 1/6th barrels?

those don't last very long around the BH (frat) house
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