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    07-18-2018, 09:14 PM
    MaryB replied to a thread lightning and computers in Our Town
    8 rods in an x pattern and 16 surface ground wires off each that run halfway to the next rod or as far as I can the other direction... I have a pretty big ground screen down! Needed for 1 of the antennas. Over 5000 feet of #14 wire...
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    07-17-2018, 08:46 PM
    MaryB replied to a thread lightning and computers in Our Town
    Cell/TV/Radio towers take direct hits all the time and the surge suppressors stop it, this is a common spec on some: Max Surge 20 kA 8/20μs Waveform https://www.polyphaser.com/products/rf-surge-protection/is-b50hn-c2 They also make an 8MS EMP...
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    07-16-2018, 09:02 PM
    MaryB replied to a thread Framing gun in Our Town
    I bought a cheap kit with twin tube compressor, framing and finish nailer 25 years ago... Masterforce Chinese built... has held up well through a LOT of use... cuple drops of oil before and after use and they last a lot longer...
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    07-16-2018, 08:56 PM
    After having 3 feet of slime wrap around my bare arm river fishing one night no way am I eating eel! Caught an American Eel while catfishing... slime with teeth...
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    07-14-2018, 07:39 PM
    The 1880 event was a sun flare, we now have 4 satellites watching the sun from all angles... It takes 24-48 hours for the coronal mass ejection to reach us and do damage. The initial radio burst is not strong enough to cause damage.
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    07-14-2018, 07:30 PM
    Apple Pie moonshine! I never understood the jello shot thing... blech...
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    07-13-2018, 10:12 PM
    MaryB replied to a thread lightning and computers in Our Town
    Worst strike I saw was to a TV antenna in a 3 story house that had been converted to 3 apartments. Hit the mast, jumped through the roof leaving a 2x2 foot hole and went to the bathroom copper pipes underneath blowing pipes apart on the third floor...
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    07-13-2018, 10:07 PM
    PM's are a PART of being prepared. IF we see a SHTF situation within a year people will start to form communities again and trade will resume. Will has eggs and needs wheat, Bob has wheat but doesn't need eggs, John needs eggs and has silver. John...
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    07-12-2018, 10:02 PM
    MaryB replied to a thread lightning and computers in Our Town
    My ale is a brown ale... I have done some stouts..
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    07-11-2018, 09:43 PM
    MaryB replied to a thread lightning and computers in Our Town
    Plus I brew beer...
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    07-11-2018, 09:35 PM
    Apmex Kitco buy scrap. They will test it after you send it in and pay spot minus whatever impurities minus a fee... Or pour a fancy bar with a logo and sell on ebay as hand poured 1oz bars... they will sell at spot...
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    07-10-2018, 10:59 PM
    There are a LOT of fake Prospector rounds out there!
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    07-10-2018, 10:56 PM
    I could go on ebay right now and buy 1,000 of them for $1 each and people do just that then they try to sell as real silver
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    07-10-2018, 10:52 PM
    MaryB replied to a thread lightning and computers in Our Town
    LOL plus a huge garden, a wood shop, enough stuff to do work on cars...
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    07-10-2018, 01:21 AM
    American Silver Eagle 1 oz rounds. US Government minted and widely recognized. Generic bars and you run into purity questions if you try to sell...
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    07-09-2018, 04:35 AM
    MaryB replied to a thread lightning and computers in Our Town
    I don't use power company arrestors. I use EMP/military grade arrestors that I installed myself. I took a direct hit on one of my ham towers recently. No damage in the house from the AC lines. Some damage to a shortwave receiver that had a short 30'...
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    07-06-2018, 10:01 PM
    MaryB replied to a thread lightning and computers in Our Town
    Modern suppressers go dead short, not open. And it is for the near miss more than the direct hit. Say the tree in the yard takes a hit... the splash over hits the service to the house...and they activate in 4ms...
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    07-06-2018, 09:56 PM
    MaryB replied to a thread Warning Warning Warning in Our Town
    I stayed single... now where did I put that AR buffer and spring... searched for a month, gave up and bought a new one. I was digging in the gun parts in the safe and it was in a little tote with AK-47 slings... Now I won't have to buy that for the...
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    07-05-2018, 09:53 PM
    MaryB replied to a thread lightning and computers in Our Town
    Whole house surge protectors you mount in the meter box or in the main panel(preferable outside in the meter box) will take a hit and shunt it to ground. Might still lose electronics in the house but you won't have a fire from wires exploding...
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    07-05-2018, 09:43 PM
    Pulled pork, spare ribs, coleslaw, potato salad, baked beans tonight with neighbors.
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    07-05-2018, 09:42 PM
    Muskmelon, I like it, it doesn't like me... burp it up for the next day...
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    07-04-2018, 09:52 PM
    Since it thunder stormed until almost 2pm the BBQ got pushed back to tomorrow, I am not using my Traeger with near constant lightning around! So bacon, eggs, toast!
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    07-03-2018, 08:53 PM
    $1 pound seems to be going rate... cut it in squares to fit a flat rate box...
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    07-03-2018, 08:50 PM
    MaryB replied to a thread Choose your ride!!! in Our Town
    Stay home, drink beer in backyard, no worries!
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    07-03-2018, 08:46 PM
    MaryB replied to a thread lightning and computers in Our Town
    If you have DSL your damage probably rode in on the phone line! When I was doing electronic repair it was the number one source of lightning damaged motherboards. Pull the plugs! I did last night and it probably saved me from damage... had a LOT...
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    07-03-2018, 12:48 AM
    If you tap a zinc weight against your large side cutters it will ring, lead thuds...
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    07-02-2018, 10:51 PM
    Lettuce is providing a meal a day, never got radishes in because of it being way to wet to work in the garden. Tomatoes are blooming... Potatoes are doing good... thought my horseradish was toast but it came up with a vengeance 2 weeks ago
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    06-29-2018, 10:16 PM
    MaryB replied to a thread Any HAM's here? in Our Town
    2 meter SSB tropospheric ducting last night! Not super great but made a 731 mile contact. Always love it when the band opens up. My best distance so far on 2 meters tropo is 1273 miles!
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    06-27-2018, 09:33 PM
    Sweet shooting!
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age 45, Married 27 years, Full time gunsmith for 15 years.enjoy shooting all types of fireams , bows
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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
LRN Lead Round Nose LWC Lead Wad Cutter LSWC Lead Semi Wad Cutter
GC Gas Check