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Golden Retrievers, Bob. Real sweethearts, as you said. Love the vid...lol....

That's a cool looking place you have there in Japan, Dan!
Thanks! The brother and sister Golden’s we have are lovely dogs. Japanese Shiba Inu on the other hand can be temperamental in my experience.

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The flange and the exhaust pipe parted ways on my ancient JD LT160 (has 900+ hours on it) a couple of days ago. I have been soaking the nuts/studs holding the flange to the head as one of them is a bit rusty. Will heat the nuts as hot as I can get them using a propane torch (it's all I've got) and hope neither one snaps off. If one snaps I don't think there is any way I could ever drill it out. If they come off ok I will order a muffler, if not then decision time ??

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UPS delivered new draft blower assembly for the water heater. I went home, installed it, water is heating now. The family is besides themselves. You'd think they were the Donner Party. A few days without hot water, you can't imagine the whining.

The motor was out but only the entire $250 assembly is sold. Well I just found a used motor on eBay and I'm buying it, so that I have a complete replacement assembly ready for the next time our family faces certain death by cold shower. Sheesh
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I’m fixing my vintage house

I bought an old 50s piece of shot house
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I thought about ripping out the crappy kitchen and installing a clean new cheap ikea kitchen

Then I realized that I have a 50s kitchen
A50s kitchen is all the rage

So I am restoring it
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Oh yes, restore don't replace that!
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Learned a new one today or my memory was refreshed.

Rotors and pads on a 2014 Hyundai Sonata. Rotors are turn-able with 70k. Shop down the road has a machine. $10 cash each.

Put them on with pads and new bracket hardware. Brakes are vicious yet there are scratchy noises......everywhere. Rotational rubbing.

Turns out there is slag rust on the outside diameter of the turned rotors 1/32nd to 1/16th inch thick. Rubs on the new bracket tin.

All four wheels off, tippy tap with a hammer to shatter off the rust build up. Silent now.

Had I known or remembered this, it was only a 10 minute job max to tap the grunge off when on the bench.
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Current project is a 1962 Moon Rocket slide.

It's currently in a million pieces so putting it all back together and up in our yard should keep me busy for a bit.

Weighs about 3000# so may take a little help to place.

Photo is not my slide but the same make & model.

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That is the coolest thing. Reminds me of the Wallace and Gromit go to the moon movie!
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Current project is a 1962 Moon Rocket slide.

It's currently in a million pieces so putting it all back together and up in our yard should keep me busy for a bit.

Weighs about 3000# so may take a little help to place.

Photo is not my slide but the same make & model.

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That is the coolest thing. Reminds me of the Wallace and Gromit go to the moon movie!
We wanted one forever but there aren't a ton of them left. Over the years safety regulations forced most of them to be removed from school and park playgrounds. There used to be thousands of them across the country and there's currently about 60 or so still standing.

It's hard to explain but my wife and I feel like just looking outside and seeing it will make us smile.
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Added Aux backup lights to my daily and solved taillight condensation issues.



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That slide is effing cool. My kids are probably too big for it, but it’d still be cool to have!
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That slide is effing cool. My kids are probably too big for it, but it’d still be cool to have!
We don't have kids but will be more than happy to just set up a couple of lawns chair and look at it.
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Heating contractor knocked out blocking/supports back in 1997 when the house was built. Above the 2x4s I put in there is a point load (4x4). Before I jacked & blocked, the subfloor had settled about 1/2"
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We don't have kids but will be more than happy to just set up a couple of lawns chair and look at it.
Going to make a heck of a Christmas decoration!

Maybe some of those Phillips Hue lights.

I'd want to get a comfy chair or at least some comfy cushions in there and chill in the stars.
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Going to make a heck of a Christmas decoration!

Maybe some of those Phillips Hue lights.

I'd want to get a comfy chair or at least some comfy cushions in there and chill in the stars.
Funny that you mention Christmas decorations - we currently still have our one decoration on display. It's a 12' vintage fiberglass Santa.

Lighting would be nice. Be fun to do a one-time video with a smoke machine under it so it looked like liftoff was coming.
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Vincent, if you are doing seams or largeish patches, you might want to use double sided sailmakers tape to hold things where you want them while running it thru the machine.
Lay the material out flat and unloaded, then apply the tape to the bottom layer, then place top piece or patch material smoothly in place and press together.

It should now run thru the machine and come out like you asymbled it..

It also helps to orient any patch material with the weave of the surrounding material.

Sailmakers have their machines set into the floor or very large table, which makes it much easier to keep things in place as you feed them thru the machine.
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Thanks! You are way ahead of me. I replaced a few grommets, more tools!, repaired a rip around one and then a ~8" section close to the luff. Last thing is a few spots on the leech are shaggy. Yeah, really need a new sail. Only broke 2 needles so far I'm learning.

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Current project is a 1962 Moon Rocket slide.

It's currently in a million pieces so putting it all back together and up in our yard should keep me busy for a bit.

Weighs about 3000# so may take a little help to place.

Photo is not my slide but the same make & model.

WHOA! This post will never ever be equaled in this thread.......

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