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  1. Thread: Udder Cream

    by brainslice
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    I get the crack and bleed knuckles like crazy in...

    I get the crack and bleed knuckles like crazy in the winter. When I used to have horses I found this stuff works great. Perhaps a bit less foofoo than something for cow teats :whistle: maybe not...
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    After seeing the pic.... are you sure it's the...

    After seeing the pic.... are you sure it's the boilermate? There are other things that can cause the boiler relief to pop off. Not good for boiler to be constantly filled with make-up water...
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    My cousin has had issues with a leaking...

    My cousin has had issues with a leaking boilermate. Don't know what she's got now though. A couple of years ago I had the POS Vaughn unit replaced in my house. Had to use the backhoe to get that...
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    In the lab I have a Fluke 87-V multimeter and a...

    In the lab I have a Fluke 87-V multimeter and a Fluke 337 clamp meter. :grin2:
    For the less precise stuff, or to let others borrow, we use something from RadioShack / HomeDepot, etc.
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    If you order an Apple with the Apple SSD option,...

    If you order an Apple with the Apple SSD option, it's not going to be an Intel drive. At least not for now anyway.

    It is an option to purchase the laptop with a regular drive and then swap in an...
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    Mac can be a PC too, if you need that sort of...

    Mac can be a PC too, if you need that sort of thing... :grin2:
    PC can also be a Mac, not as easy to do though.

    If you're making a Windows to Mac switch cold-turkey, you're in for a learning...
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    I use Mac, Windows and Linux every day for work. ...

    I use Mac, Windows and Linux every day for work. Personally, I like the Mac the best of all. We have the Windows PC and Linux machines for software and user compatibility. Make sure that any...
  8. Thread: Wood burner

    by brainslice
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    I run my woodstove a fair amount during the cold...

    I run my woodstove a fair amount during the cold part of the winter. It's a Vermont Castings Defiant. Always start with raking up the leftover coals into a pile, add a good 6" layer of twigs then...
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    This high-speed technology does indeed exist. It...

    This high-speed technology does indeed exist. It looks like this camera, or something similar was used in those ballistics test videos.
    ...
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    Unrelated, but speaking of high speed... In my...

    Unrelated, but speaking of high speed...

    In my lab we have a multiphoton microscope used for high resolution cell imaging. It uses a pulsed infrared laser which has a pulse width of about 20...
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    Indeed. High speed X-ray. Exposure times in the...

    Indeed. High speed X-ray. Exposure times in the tens of nanoseconds and frame rates above 1 million frames / second.
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    Miele

    I looked at numerous models all over the place. KitchenAid, Whirlpool, Bosch, Asko, Fisher and Paykel. Drove here and there, etc. etc.

    Final result is a Miele Optima G2430SCU. This thing rocks....
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    Indeed, I only turned on the heat in one zone the...

    Indeed, I only turned on the heat in one zone the other night. Should probably try out the other ones to make sure everything is functioning before we actually need it.

    About the plumbers: On the...
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    Thank you for the input. I'll be making some...

    Thank you for the input. I'll be making some calls here to see what I can have done. Will post back with some results, probably in a couple of weeks or so.
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    I will try to provide more info. House is...

    I will try to provide more info.

    House is located in southeast MA. The nearest cities would be New Bedford, Fall River and Boston.

    Yesterday the outdoor temp at night was 40F and inside was...
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    how short is short?

    Just had the heat running for the first time this season.
    The system is a cast iron oil boiler with copper fin and tube baseboard radiators. I haven't really paid much attention to the cycling time...
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    should I look into reset?

    Hello.

    I'm looking to see if anyone may have some advice on whether or not I should consider adding some form of outdoor and/or indoor temp reset control.

    The boiler is approx 15yrs old Burnham...
  18. Agreed. Perhaps not necessecary, but I guess...

    Agreed. Perhaps not necessecary, but I guess those things may have their benefits. One thing I noticed is that when the new primary shuts off the ignition after 10 seconds it quiets down and makes...
  19. You should have seen the previous powervent...

    You should have seen the previous powervent setup. Internal blower, duct tape, malfunctioning pressure switch, dangling off of floor joist with plumbing strap, etc. Not cool. I also was interested...
  20. Results from new service co.

    The new service co. just finished up their work.
    Here's a rundown of what was done.

    New parts:
    SWG-4HD stainless powevent
    CK-63 powervent control
    RC draft control
    Oil pump with solenoid...
  21. My apologies for the pricing in the first post. ...

    My apologies for the pricing in the first post.

    I have been calling around to find another service company.

    One that sounded good so far says they always do a combustion analysis, check draft,...
  22. oil boiler annual maintenance, what should I expect to be done?

    Hello,

    I have some questions about what to expect from an annual oil boiler maintenance visit. I don't have a very good feeling about the company that's done the work the past two years. Here's...
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