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Forum: Boating 02-19-2019, 05:43 PM
Replies: 147
Views: 9,581
Posted By DickR
Shall I post the simple one-equation/one-unknown...

Shall I post the simple one-equation/one-unknown algebra solution, or should I wait and not ruin the puzzle for others?
Forum: Site Support Forum 01-09-2019, 11:26 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 619
Posted By DickR
Login wanted always now?

Most of the time, I get on the forum just to browse new posts, without logging on. I've always been able to hit the End key to go to the end of a long thread, then PgUp to look at last posts on the...
Forum: Home, Cottage or Land Maintenance 01-01-2019, 04:23 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,603
Posted By DickR
There is a lot of broken rock below the slab,...

There is a lot of broken rock below the slab, from blasting done during site prep. That provides a lot of space for water to disperse, and the footing drains keep it from filling. The actual amount...
Forum: Home, Cottage or Land Maintenance 12-31-2018, 07:22 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,603
Posted By DickR
I used AMHVAC (Bob Maher) in Moultonborough for...

I used AMHVAC (Bob Maher) in Moultonborough for the heat pump & zoned duct work installation, plus the HRV. It was his first GSHP installation (IIRC), but this wasn't particularly hard to do. I...
Forum: Home, Cottage or Land Maintenance 12-28-2018, 05:32 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,603
Posted By DickR
First, the notion that "a house has to breathe"...

First, the notion that "a house has to breathe" is not right. The people inside have to breathe, while the house's shell has to avoid moisture accumulation problems. Early attempts at building a...
Forum: Home, Cottage or Land Maintenance 12-28-2018, 11:31 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,411
Posted By DickR
Perhaps you meant carbon monoxide. Otherwise, the...

Perhaps you meant carbon monoxide. Otherwise, the complete combustion of any hydrocarbon fuel oxides the carbon to CO2 and the hydrogen to H2O. Even the human body does that, although at body...
Forum: Home, Cottage or Land Maintenance 12-28-2018, 11:01 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,603
Posted By DickR
Free advice/soapboxing: make the house...

Free advice/soapboxing: make the house superinsulated (highly insulated, triple pane windows, exceedingly tight). It's your house, and you get one shot at doing it right. Find a builder who knows how...
Forum: Home, Cottage or Land Maintenance 12-20-2018, 11:43 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,147
Posted By DickR
As has been pointed out, that 9 cents/kwh likely...

As has been pointed out, that 9 cents/kwh likely is just the source cost. The bill should itemize the other costs/kwh, such as for transmission. My NHEC bill itemizes:
Delivery charge ...
Forum: Home, Cottage or Land Maintenance 12-12-2018, 04:05 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 4,508
Posted By DickR
For anyone who hasn't yet seen this forum-format...

For anyone who hasn't yet seen this forum-format site (https://www.snowblowerforum.com/forum/#snowblower-forums-main), it covers all sorts of things pertaining to snowblowers, including reviews,...
Forum: General Discussion 11-20-2018, 05:43 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,585
Posted By DickR
One way to tell if you are running the stove too...

One way to tell if you are running the stove too cold is if the glass in the door (if the stove has a window) gets fouled with brown-black gunk that is difficult to remove. A sufficiently hot fire...
Forum: Home, Cottage or Land Maintenance 09-21-2018, 03:25 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 965
Posted By DickR
For super comfort, year round, and extremely...

For super comfort, year round, and extremely energy efficient construction, consider this outfit in Maine that builds and ships superinsulated homes in panelized form and assembles them on site:...
Forum: Home, Cottage or Land Maintenance 09-10-2018, 05:16 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,213
Posted By DickR
Actually, measuring the stack temperature is a...

Actually, measuring the stack temperature is a very good way of measuring the efficiency of recovering combustion energy into boiler water or air circulated to heat the house. With no useful recovery...
Forum: Weather 08-29-2018, 05:46 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,876
Posted By DickR
Besides air temperature, humidity has a big...

Besides air temperature, humidity has a big effect. High dew point air (humid) retards evaporation, which has a cooling effect. When a dry air mass comes in with some NW wind behind it, the surface...
Forum: History 08-22-2018, 02:45 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 926
Posted By DickR
I didn't handle it, but it looked like two...

I didn't handle it, but it looked like two separate pieces. The one on the left appears to be two pieces by itself, bolted or welded together, but with the ends separated away from the middle, unless...
Forum: History 08-22-2018, 10:16 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 926
Posted By DickR
What's This: old logging equipment parts?

A few miles up the Sabbaday Brook Trail, off the Kancamagus Highway, I came upon some rusty metal things propped up against a tree alongside the trail. The 4-5" ends of the metal bands appear...
Forum: Home, Cottage or Land Maintenance 08-14-2018, 02:19 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,753
Posted By DickR
I'm still amazed by the attention given to "cost...

I'm still amazed by the attention given to "cost per square foot," considering that nobody buys a house by the square foot or a car by the pound, and considering, too, that cost per square foot...
Forum: Home, Cottage or Land Maintenance 07-26-2018, 03:57 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,440
Posted By DickR
Another vote for using a dehumifier in the...

Another vote for using a dehumifier in the basement in summer. And of course it's cooler down there because the ground below the surface is gradually cooler, approaching deep ground temperature with...
Forum: Boat Repairs & Maintenance 07-21-2018, 11:10 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 598
Posted By DickR
First thought is carburetor fouling, perhaps due...

First thought is carburetor fouling, perhaps due to fuel stored too long without stabilizer added.
Forum: Boating 07-17-2018, 04:03 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,678
Posted By DickR
Rich, when I zoom in on that Navionics map in the...

Rich, when I zoom in on that Navionics map in the area between Long Island and Moultonborough Neck, if I read the depth numbers as feet, it says the water along the shore where I am is only a foot...
Forum: Boating 06-04-2018, 02:01 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,079
Posted By DickR
Center Harbor did my 6x30. I had whips on the old...

Center Harbor did my 6x30. I had whips on the old wood frame dock, ten feet apart, which I wanted to continue using. So I had them weld in a pair of aluminum plate brackets a bit larger than the whip...
Forum: General Discussion 05-16-2018, 05:43 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 5,019
Posted By DickR
I have one additional thought on moving that...

I have one additional thought on moving that block by whatever means. Pulling a block away from whatever rock and dirt is behind it is one thing, but it may well require a lot more force to push it...
Forum: Boating 05-10-2018, 01:48 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,088
Posted By DickR
Just before crossing over the LI bridge mid-day,...

Just before crossing over the LI bridge mid-day, I spotted what turned out to be a well-worn 12-foot 6x6 post floating up against the rocks (the one you saw?). This was on the south mainland side. I...
Forum: Home, Cottage or Land Maintenance 05-06-2018, 05:23 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,724
Posted By DickR
Was that 17 man hours or crew hours? It takes me...

Was that 17 man hours or crew hours? It takes me a lot more than two man days to do my own yard work in the spring or fall. When I see landscapers servicing area properties, it usually is a crew of...
Forum: General Discussion 05-05-2018, 10:07 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,001
Posted By DickR
Here on Long Island it went out for a while. I...

Here on Long Island it went out for a while. I heard the standby humming toward daybreak, but it was off when I got up. News at 11pm did say there were a good number without power. There were some...
Forum: Home, Cottage or Land Maintenance 04-19-2018, 04:39 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,648
Posted By DickR
Our situation was a bit reversed. When we built...

Our situation was a bit reversed. When we built the new house in 2010, we had the septic system sized for five bedrooms, even though two of the five would be used for sleeping (when family comes to...
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