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  1. 1 hour ago, Wolfraider said:

    Around here the school switched to a 4 day week. They go in earlier and get out later. They also have a lot of days off. The school does run a day care program for any parents that work. I think it cost $1 or $2 a day and runs every day from about 7am to 7pm. It also runs on all days that the school is not in session with the exception of major holidays.

    That sounds great.  


    our teachers have to be trained on all kinds of stuff. CPR, how to address X and Y, harassment and bullying, and on and on.  

  2. 1 hour ago, DR.EVIL said:

    EXACTLY. Most politicians make no secret they want everybody driving battery powered buggies in ten years, no matter how environmentally irresponsible the Lithium, and cobalt in the non-recyclable batteries is. There has to be a more user friendly battery than what the current design is but the politicians won't wait that long. So new refineries would just be getting started refining oil when the use of refined oil into gasoline, diesel, kerosene, motor oil, and used to make rubber and hundreds of other things we need the politicians haven't thought about how we make without oil.

         I have no idea how they plan to power semi-trucks with batteries in 10-15 years, every semi will be pulling doubles, batteries in the frt trailer, paying cargo in the back trailer. What about airplanes? HOW'S AOC going to fly around in Air Force One?  Will the next Presidential airplane be a wind-up rubber band powered plane?

       I will say my days of driving will be over right about the time gasoline is no longer available. Seems like most of the gas I've bought this summer has gone in my mower.  If I put a fence up my mower could be replaced with sheep or goats.

    Cobalt, lithium, and other rare earth metals are normally mined overseas, not in our back yard, so the problem isn’t here.


    fun fact, they have found a supply of rare earth metals in northern alaska, and there is some permitting issues with the mine.  

  3. Refinery work is big business with small margins. So the economics of scale apply and the huge companies that manage them want large refineries.  Then there have been attempts to build new refineries, most have had not been successful with the permitting and the NIMBY (not in my back yard) issues 

  4. Vet bills can be large.  My deal is if we take on a pet we owe it reasonable care.  So if we can afford it we pay.  And oh have we paid over the years.  Just last week the wife’s dog she deeply loves had an swollen infection on its head.  Right now it’s walking around with a shaved spot and a tube hanging out, and that wasn’t cheap.   I don’t even know what that one cost but the wife is having a tough time and the last thing she needs is to lose her dog baby. 

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  5. 5 hours ago, Jacka said:

     Very nice,your leaves are turning I see,ours are too here in Pennsylvania, just starting 

    Yeah, we had a small cold snap and frost, but it’s been warmer since

  6. 20 minutes ago, 460 said:


    I am planning and building a 40x40 with in floor can you expand on the outdoor sensor?  This I think this makes sense when the outside temp is close or warmer to inside?

    And "combi" your suggestion is a to have a dedicated boiler for in floor and a separate water heater for water.



    Z may have a better take on this, we have extreme heating needs and it has a lot of an effect on my heating systems

    If you use a boiler that allows it, An out door sensor adjusts the target heating temperature the boiler is trying to reach, so when it is 20* outside it might be making for 80* water for your floor.  But when it’s -35* it might be making 100* water for your floor.  

    If your boiler is only making 80* water, and is a high efficiency modulating boiler, it make have exhaust that may only be  120* ( or some such, this varies). This means you waste a lot less BTU’s going out the stack.  More efficient, less cost


    a combi is a combination boiler and hot water heater. In my opinion they make lots of compromises to do both.  I do not install them, others swear by them.  

    If you buy a modulating boiler I recommend you buy a fire tube model of a common brand in your area, something that all the supply houses carry.  Here we see Lochnivar, NTI, and IBC.  They all make some very small boilers like the 85k btu models, which turn down to less than 10k btu when the heating load requires it. 

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  7. On 9/7/2022 at 6:52 PM, zleinenbach said:

    I have 50x70, 14’ walls 

    80,000 navien lp

    works well.

    you won’t see much savings between 45-50, unless totally against it just keep one temp

    use outdoor sensor to have water temp on curve, just trust me on that.

    I would personally get an indirect water tank and have a boiler instead of “combi “ unit but that’s just me!

    Well spoken sir


    ^^^This is good information, from someone in the trade.


  8. On 8/27/2022 at 6:31 PM, acem said:

    How about a 70 Plymouth hemi Cuda convertible with a 4 speed. 

    A friend had a nice 93 k1500 extended cab short bed. Got drunk and gave it to somebody a few years ago...

    Knew a girl who drove a 70? Corvette convertible with a big block. 

    I have sat in a factory hemi dart that was owned by Jim Hale, he owned alot of hemi cars 30 years ago.

    I need to fix the 73 340 challenger behind the house!



    I seem to remember that between the Cuda and other models they only made a combined 24 (give or take since it’s been 30 years) Hemi convertibles.  Definitely one rare bird. 

  9. So I got home from working out of town, and made a run to Costco for a few things.  To my horror they had the Christmas lights and trees out already. Unbelievable 


    why waste time putting them away, they are dang near out 6 months at a time

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  10. They need drivers, but they are not increasing the pay, or hours.  Well here’s your sign.


    Then they keep adding to the difficulty of being a bus driver, kids being a$$es, fights, complaints, parents being busy bodies, and on top of all that you only get a couple hours in the morning and some in the afternoon. If your stilling willing to be a bus driver you need a passenger endorsement on a CDL and then get the please of driving our city streets with other drivers texting while you try to get the screaming brats to school.  Yeah, they don’t get paid enough

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  11. 11 hours ago, Twolines said:

    Nice press, RC supreme i have one. How much does he want and what all is there? I might be into stuff u may not want.

    He wants 1500 for the lot.  But is frustrated and wants to sell the whole lot, said come out to North Pole and look.  Seems to be high, unless there is to much to carry

  12. Lots of wifi based systems out there.  I would check how private they keep your internet. Some are a bit more intrusive than others.


    a friend had one of the Ring cameras, he like it. Got a beep on his phone every time it sensed motion

  13. 10 hours ago, Twolines said:

    AK if u need, i have plenty large magnum rifle primers. Also if u dont already know granite view sports in delta is a gem!

    I appreciate the offer.  My hunting partner was on his way south yesterday and stopped in, but they are closed on Mondays.  I will be getting there soon to check. 


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