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by perfectbite
Wed Jul 28, 2004 11:51 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: sensing wall studs through tile over plaster and lath.
Replies: 14
Views: 2394

Re: sensing wall studs through tile over plaster and lath.

RonH, Thank you.<p>"My father's sisters, with great tooth sucking sagacity, knowing nods and a smacking of the lips used to say: "Aye........ the old ways are the best ways."<p>And then they'd belch.<p>They knew opera and classical music though.<p>This wall has tile over it and that could add a very...
by perfectbite
Wed Jul 28, 2004 9:04 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: sensing wall studs through tile over plaster and lath.
Replies: 14
Views: 2394

sensing wall studs through tile over plaster and lath.

The little Zircon stud finder I have says that the varying densities of the plaster 'squozed' (a new word) through the lath slats won't allow the device to give a good indication of a stud's location. The house was built in 1911 way before plasterboard and this is for a shower grab bar for an elderl...
by perfectbite
Mon Jul 26, 2004 9:31 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: OPNIONS WANTED sounds too good to be true
Replies: 80
Views: 16251

Re: OPNIONS WANTED sounds too good to be true

Think of an arctic ocean covered, horizon to horizon, with individual flat ice floes. Now think of each ice floe as an idea or concept. Now think that one can travel across this ocean of ice floes using the individual ice floes as slippery, unstable stepping stones to be understood before thay are l...
by perfectbite
Sun Jul 25, 2004 6:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: electronic scarecrow
Replies: 25
Views: 4267

Re: electronic scarecrow

Toejam,<p>You missed a selling point. When the raccoon gets hungry it's got a lunchbox right there. It will protect its food source.
by perfectbite
Sun Jul 25, 2004 11:15 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 'water spotted' metal light reflector.
Replies: 4
Views: 906

Re: 'water spotted' metal light reflector.

Cato. The wording on the lamp's quite well worn directional knob is S&M LAMP CO. No. 90 Patd 6-30-14 LOS ANGELES, CAL. I spend enough time at this crazy making computer w/o chasing pre WWI patent details down. That was an excellent idea though. Thank You. I'll remember that.<p>Chris. The Brasso took...
by perfectbite
Sun Jul 25, 2004 12:17 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: OPNIONS WANTED sounds too good to be true
Replies: 80
Views: 16251

Re: OPNIONS WANTED sounds too good to be true

ng2aradiofunk, ("""quoting you""")<p>In all honesty I missed your non technical points entirely. I am very fortunate in that I am smart enough to know that I am very dense and am not as smart as I'd like to think I am but I also know that virtually all other folks are smarter and less dense than I a...
by perfectbite
Sat Jul 24, 2004 10:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 24VAC rectified to ?
Replies: 8
Views: 1447

24VAC rectified to ?

I'm going to try to get this question in before the forum evaporates (and you thought my BTWs were way off topic). I was going to get the values of the 24VAC txs I have (I think they're 40VA) before posting but they are under piles of other handy junque and unavailable at this time.<p>If I rectify a...
by perfectbite
Sat Jul 24, 2004 9:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: electronic scarecrow
Replies: 25
Views: 4267

Re: electronic scarecrow

Is it my imagination or has civility given way to snippiness here? <p>I liked this forum because it was lighthearted, seriously informative and, although not truly a public forum, an open forum.<p>Lighten up.
by perfectbite
Sat Jul 24, 2004 10:25 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 'water spotted' metal light reflector.
Replies: 4
Views: 906

'water spotted' metal light reflector.

I'm in the process of re-assembling, after re-mounting on a finished wood block base, a museum quality, approximately prohibition era, Police squad car spotlight lamp (patented in 1914) for a friend.<p>The about 6" non magnetic metal reflector dish (I suspect it may be a nickel bearing alloy, perhap...
by perfectbite
Fri Jul 23, 2004 11:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: OPNIONS WANTED sounds too good to be true
Replies: 80
Views: 16251

Re: OPNIONS WANTED sounds too good to be true

ng2aradiofunk, <p>"""Specifically here 'Karl R. Popper' and his many books on the topic, for instance 'REALISM and the aim of Science" Popper is not a backer of Creation Science. I am not a backer of creation science, nor do I 'believe' in perpetual motion machines and their variations and permutati...
by perfectbite
Fri Jul 23, 2004 9:02 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: OPNIONS WANTED sounds too good to be true
Replies: 80
Views: 16251

Re: OPNIONS WANTED sounds too good to be true

I finally came up with a way to create all the power we need 'for free'. It would take some social engineering though. Here's the plan: In 24/7, 8 hour shifts 1/3 of us grow food for the other 2/3s 1/3 of us take care of the needs of the other 2/3s; child care, teaching, medicine, dentistry, opticia...
by perfectbite
Thu Jul 22, 2004 9:41 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Need to hire engineer to design blowdryer
Replies: 14
Views: 2467

Re: Need to hire engineer to design blowdryer

In my research on patents,<p>No-one in the field, like Haklesup, minds signing confidentiality agreements. It is par for the course for them. <p>(my patent attorney died too Miguel but shortly after he had finished the patent app. I was even refunded $200 after his death in '91 or '92.)<p>I found th...
by perfectbite
Wed Jul 21, 2004 7:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Temperature controlled home brew
Replies: 18
Views: 3296

Re: Temperature controlled home brew

Beer maker Samuel Adams out of Mass. can make 500,000 barrels a year and still be considered a microbrewery. <p>If a home brewer made 15 finished gallons of suds a week their total for the year would be 780 gallons.<p>And, 5,500 (5K5) Watts would be nowhere near enough to melt a piece of steel the s...
by perfectbite
Tue Jul 20, 2004 7:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Temperature controlled home brew
Replies: 18
Views: 3296

Re: Temperature controlled home brew

Engineer1138 <p>"""Sometimes we've been building electronics for so long we forget that someone new to the hobby is going to have a steep learning curve before doing anything useful :-)""" <p>Amen to that.<p>I have a question. In the given schematic at http://hbd.org/rlaborde/controll.htm on the lef...
by perfectbite
Fri Jul 16, 2004 12:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Water Filter
Replies: 3
Views: 843

Re: Water Filter

We had this same problem a long time ago and its source, as Dale Y suggests, took some experimentation to find.<p>After lots of research it turned out that there is a microscopic fungus which thrives in low temperatures like those found in a residential freezer box and it will make ice smelly and fo...