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Forum: Home, Cottage or Land Maintenance 06-04-2021, 06:04 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 530
Posted By DickR
Mortar contains portland cement, and thus is...

Mortar contains portland cement, and thus is alkaline, not acidic. So it does make sense that an acidic solution would react with it. Muriatic (hydrochloric) acid might do it, but even vinegar, a...
Forum: Boating 05-23-2021, 10:48 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 6,105
Posted By DickR
I wrote a registration check May 11, mailed it to...

I wrote a registration check May 11, mailed it to Concord that day or next. May 21 or 22 I got the registration in the mail. That seems quite reasonable.
Forum: General Discussion 05-19-2021, 09:59 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,010
Posted By DickR
In walking over there with the dog this past...

In walking over there with the dog this past winter and into spring, I've noticed that there is now a bigger area right by the launch spot that allows turning a vehicle around with a boat in tow. I...
Forum: General Discussion 04-29-2021, 06:09 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 5,669
Posted By DickR
So, with "all that water, right there in front,"...

So, with "all that water, right there in front," what might access to it look like when the engine can't drive close to it? I imagine there are creative minds here and among those with fire fighting...
Forum: General Discussion 04-28-2021, 10:48 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 5,669
Posted By DickR
There is something very wrong about a situation...

There is something very wrong about a situation involving limited water to fight a fire in a lakeside home (read: next to a huge water source). If the only present option is to back a pumper to...
Forum: Boating 04-12-2021, 10:57 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,891
Posted By DickR
My own boat does that when the throttle lever is...

My own boat does that when the throttle lever is barely in gear. A quick search just now tells me this is called "low speed wander." From this reference:...
Forum: Boating 04-11-2021, 11:23 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 6,318
Posted By DickR
I've always thought that the ideal lake house is...

I've always thought that the ideal lake house is one with a great view of the lake but can't be seen from the lake. The same can be said of a mountainside home. This is impossible to achieve totally,...
Forum: General Discussion 04-03-2021, 11:04 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,971
Posted By DickR
The progress of vaccinations in NH can be tracked...

The progress of vaccinations in NH can be tracked here: https://www.nh.gov/covid19/dashboard/vaccination.htm

As of Thursday's data, the % of the state's total population (~1.35 million) who had...
Forum: Boating 03-29-2021, 10:53 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,162
Posted By DickR
Size isn't a problem. It's being built by the...

Size isn't a problem. It's being built by the factories that do modular homes. A fleet of trucks brings the sections to the dock, or, ummm, to some "suitable" location on the lake, and a large crane...
Forum: Weather 03-29-2021, 10:22 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,447
Posted By DickR
I, too, like the Wunderground graphics for much...

I, too, like the Wunderground graphics for much the same reasons. For me, though, the % chance of rain is quite useful, as it gives me a good sense of timing. For example, a sharp spike in that blue...
Forum: Home, Cottage or Land Maintenance 03-26-2021, 12:21 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,964
Posted By DickR
The matter of a fridge cooling some but not...

The matter of a fridge cooling some but not enough has come up before on this forum. What can happen (not necessarily has in this case) is that something massive is pressing up against the cover over...
Forum: Home, Cottage or Land Maintenance 03-21-2021, 10:43 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,928
Posted By DickR
Steel is the material of choice for high pressure...

Steel is the material of choice for high pressure tanks. Pressure inside a propane tank ranges from 100 to 200 psig. 200 is the MAWP (maximum allowable working pressure). Above 250 psig a pressure...
Forum: Covid-19 Discussions & Information 03-06-2021, 01:13 PM
Replies: 386
Views: 32,720
Posted By DickR
Wife and I had Laconia appts for end of March....

Wife and I had Laconia appts for end of March. Late Wednesday I got a call from the state, offering us an early Friday afternoon shot at Walgreen in Wolfeboro, indoors, so I said yes. The second shot...
Forum: Home, Cottage or Land Maintenance 03-02-2021, 06:34 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,415
Posted By DickR
Where do you want dripping/snowmelt from cars to...

Where do you want dripping/snowmelt from cars to go? Normally the concrete would be placed with a pitch either toward the door or toward one or more drains, if any.
Forum: Automotive 02-25-2021, 07:13 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 5,796
Posted By DickR
Thousands? When one can buy a cell phone with far...

Thousands? When one can buy a cell phone with far more power and functionality for a few hundred new?
Forum: Home, Cottage or Land Maintenance 02-25-2021, 07:00 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,189
Posted By DickR
In a standard electric HWH, the other thing that...

In a standard electric HWH, the other thing that can go wrong is a failed thermostat. I've had that happen. There are two, upper and lower, one for each element, and only one element is powered at a...
Forum: Home, Cottage or Land Maintenance 02-16-2021, 07:00 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 8,301
Posted By DickR
I thought that might be the case when I went out...

I thought that might be the case when I went out late morning with a shovel (in M'boro). I realized quickly that the stuff was so heavy and stiff, yet barely an inch total, that I'd be hours trying...
Forum: Home, Cottage or Land Maintenance 02-15-2021, 06:46 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,019
Posted By DickR
You might find more info on the woodburning...

You might find more info on the woodburning forum: http://www.hearth.com/talk/
under the subforum "The Pellet Mill - Pellet and Multifuel Stoves "
Forum: General Discussion 02-02-2021, 04:04 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,317
Posted By DickR
I received my amended SSA-1099R yesterday....

I received my amended SSA-1099R yesterday. Amazing that anything done by the feds can happen that fast!
Forum: General Discussion 02-02-2021, 12:14 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 7,364
Posted By DickR
Gunstock reports 9" overnight. Panorama lift (to...

Gunstock reports 9" overnight. Panorama lift (to top) not operating due to wind.

Here on Long Island, much of my yard and driveway is picked clean by the wind. There are some low drifts. My best...
Forum: General Discussion 01-25-2021, 07:24 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,317
Posted By DickR
Incorrect form SSA-1099

Last week the SSA sent out the 1099s for year 2020 to those on Social Security. When I finally opened mine and my wife's today, I noted that the numbers on mine reporting SS income and deductions...
Forum: Home, Cottage or Land Maintenance 01-18-2021, 01:16 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 951
Posted By DickR
A good part of the humidity in the basement and...

A good part of the humidity in the basement and the resulting mustiness can be due to ground moisture diffusing through the concrete. The ground temperature is below the air dew point much of the...
Forum: Home, Cottage or Land Maintenance 01-01-2021, 12:53 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,820
Posted By DickR
We have two bedroom clocks that have 12v battery...

We have two bedroom clocks that have 12v battery backup; they never lose time during an outage.

Now as for "smart clocks," how long would it be before they start reporting, on the sly, how often...
Forum: General Discussion 12-22-2020, 06:57 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,070
Posted By DickR
I would think that a big headache for any town's...

I would think that a big headache for any town's assessor department would be defending or be forced to adjust an assessment based on someone arguing some point or another. The fairest way to deal...
Forum: General Discussion 12-22-2020, 04:11 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,578
Posted By DickR
In Neckdweller's quote from the marina's Facebook...

In Neckdweller's quote from the marina's Facebook page, they cite the desire to protect their docks from damage in the spring ice-out. Perhaps they need to have it pointed out to them that running...
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