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    Yesterday, 11:41 PM
    I am keeping an eye out for a bad newer water heater. Cut the outer jacket so it hinges apart with the hinge in back against the wall(hidden) and the seam in the jacket cut so that is where it opens. Cut the inner part and make a door in the heavy...
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    Yesterday, 11:33 PM
    MaryB replied to a thread Stinky mistake in Lead and Lead Alloys
    Stinky is a full pot of wheel weights the tire guys accidentally tossed an oil filter on top of and it drained into them...
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    Yesterday, 11:31 PM
    3.7 of pure lead to 1 pound lino approximates Lyman #2... 1% low on the tin but close enough. I use that mix for everything when I have it.
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    Yesterday, 03:36 PM
    mold maker replied to a thread Dead rabbit in Our Town
    I once killed a rabbit with one 7 1/2 shot through the top of the ear. It must have scared him to death or caused a heart attack. At the time my kids wouldn't eat wild game, but he made the best chicken pie they ever ate.
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    Yesterday, 03:24 PM
    Are there really folks who don't have the familiar three holes somewhere in the house?
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    Yesterday, 03:20 PM
    mold maker replied to a thread Robocalls in Our Town
    The only way to totally avoid the annoying calls is to get rid of the phone. Remember when there were no bells ringing to disturb your dinner/peace. Who needs the aggravation?
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    06-15-2018, 09:20 PM
    MaryB replied to a thread Robocalls in Our Town
    *ring* *Hello FBI field office* *click*
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    06-15-2018, 08:02 PM
    mold maker replied to a thread Robocalls in Our Town
    I got the IRS spoof today. I don't get as many since I started explaining that Mr & Mrs ----- are both in a rest home and I'm just the care taker.
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    06-15-2018, 10:41 AM
    I watched as a squirrel eat the posts off a dead battery. I've had to rewire an auto with a nest full of nut hulls under the hood. My neighbor had a squirrel nest in the attic. He said they played football at night over his bedroom. Squirrels...
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    06-15-2018, 01:24 AM
    MaryB replied to a thread Lightning strike(no damage) in Our Town
    3 or 5 arc plugs had to be replaced... and no 10 gauge is NOT big enough! #6 minimum! I use mostly these for protection, same ones used by the US military for EMP protection...
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    06-14-2018, 09:38 PM
    MaryB replied to a thread Lightning strike(no damage) in Our Town
    I needed a large water tight enclosure LOL an electrical enclosure that size runs $150+++ the cooler was sitting in the shed and was a freebie I found floating in the river. Piece of 2" PVC goes thru the back and into the house. House side is a rats...
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    06-13-2018, 10:00 PM
    MaryB replied to a thread Lightning strike(no damage) in Our Town
    What saved the ham gear, yes that is a re-purposed cooler! Single point ground that is also the center of the ground rod x... commercial grade lightning suppression like they use on cell towers.
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    06-12-2018, 08:28 PM
    MaryB replied to a thread Lightning strike(no damage) in Our Town
    Only been outside near a strike once. Storm chased us off the lake and the lightning was hitting the trees all around us so we huddled under the bait building canopy. Everyone's hair stood on end then the aluminum dock was hit right in front of...
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    06-12-2018, 07:44 PM
    MaryB replied to a thread Lightning strike(no damage) in Our Town
    I take the no damage back... looks like the lightning splashed to the old telescope observatory building roof(aluminum frame) then grounded through the telescope pier. I wouldn't have noticed it but I was checking the blueberry bush that survived,...
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    06-12-2018, 07:17 PM
    MaryB replied to a thread My lead score in Lead and Lead Alloys
    Nothing quite like the pile of nice shiny ingots after a smelting session...
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    06-12-2018, 07:09 PM
    MaryB replied to a thread Lightning strike(no damage) in Our Town
    No damage found today, the lighting spike on the tower is a little melted on top is all... And my ears are still ringing a bit... set off the tinnitus I think...
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    06-12-2018, 07:06 PM
    MaryB replied to a thread Lightning strike(no damage) in Our Town
    I have 13 in a x shape!
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    06-11-2018, 09:08 PM
    Family Medical Leave Act violation, you might have a valid lawsuit against them.
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    06-11-2018, 08:59 PM
    Took a direct hit on one of the ham towers today. Neighbor was looking out her kitchen window and saw a leader coming off it then BANG/FLASH simultaneously. I was sitting at my desk reading because I had all the electronics unplugged and shut down....
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    06-11-2018, 09:41 AM
    A nibbler will open the sides or back allowing you to empty it. The name "SAFE" is a joke. Their only made to keep little fingers and eyes from danger.
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    06-10-2018, 12:25 AM
    Local co-op, they do a ton of farm truck semi tires so many were 2-6 oz COWW. Love those huge weights! Not a lot of waste when smelting them! And a lot of fancy alloy pickup rim tires so a lot of stick on weights.
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    06-10-2018, 12:21 AM
    Gotta be on toast!!!
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    06-09-2018, 06:37 PM
    mold maker replied to a thread Disturbing... in Our Town
    It's the same folks that dump their ash tray in the parking lot or toss their fast food trash out the window. Their parents failed them.
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    06-09-2018, 11:50 AM
    Every mineral we deal with was always a part of the earth. Man may move and concentrate or dilute it, but man never originated any thing but ideas. The earth has ways of redistributing our mistakes just as it has for eons. In my opinion, the well...
    34 replies | 913 view(s)
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Disabled, love to target shoot/small game hunt, beer brewer, BBQ cook, cooking period!
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BP Bronze Point IMR Improved Military Rifle PTD Pointed
BR Bench Rest M Magnum RN Round Nose
BT Boat Tail PL Power-Lokt SP Soft Point
C Compressed Charge PR Primer SPCL Soft Point "Core-Lokt"
HP Hollow Point PSPCL Pointed Soft Point "Core Lokt" C.O.L. Cartridge Overall Length
PSP Pointed Soft Point Spz Spitzer Point SBT Spitzer Boat Tail
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