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Forum: Winter Sports Yesterday, 02:51 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 135
Posted By SailinAway
Skiing discounts for seniors this year

In case you're feeling depressed about your age:

Cannon: 65+ Free M-F

Gunstock: 70+ season pass for $49, including weekends and holidays. Even better: FREE MIDWEEK, because who wants to ski on...
Forum: Automotive Yesterday, 02:42 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,103
Posted By SailinAway
I will chime in last. After lots of research I...

I will chime in last. After lots of research I got the General Altimax RT45 at Laconia Tire Warehouse. Good price, excellent reviews on its predecessor the RT43. The RT45 is too new to have many...
Forum: Home, Cottage or Land Maintenance Yesterday, 02:36 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,135
Posted By SailinAway
Ayuh, ayuh.

Ayuh, ayuh.
Forum: Home, Cottage or Land Maintenance Yesterday, 02:34 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,135
Posted By SailinAway
HAHA! Where is Santa when you need him?

HAHA! Where is Santa when you need him?
Forum: Home, Cottage or Land Maintenance Yesterday, 02:32 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,135
Posted By SailinAway
I always check the chimney with a mirror before...

I always check the chimney with a mirror before lighting the first fire of the season.
Forum: Home, Cottage or Land Maintenance Yesterday, 11:07 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,135
Posted By SailinAway
I believe it's correct. We tested it and it was...

I believe it's correct. We tested it and it was operating properly.

UPDATE: I think there may have been an improvement in the smoke smell, so maybe the problem was the cement after all?
Forum: Home, Cottage or Land Maintenance Yesterday, 11:04 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,135
Posted By SailinAway
No issues with smoke prior to replacing the pipe....

No issues with smoke prior to replacing the pipe. The chimney has only been cleaned three times in 28 years. Every time the guy said there was almost nothing to clean. I had not used the stove in...
Forum: Restaurant Information & Reviews Yesterday, 10:58 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 18,926
Posted By SailinAway
The writing style is oddly similar in all of them.

The writing style is oddly similar in all of them.
Forum: Home, Cottage or Land Maintenance 12-08-2022, 10:40 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,135
Posted By SailinAway
Air was fine until the flue pipe was changed.

Air was fine until the flue pipe was changed.
Forum: Restaurant Information & Reviews 12-08-2022, 10:38 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 18,926
Posted By SailinAway
I don't know if the positive Yelp reviews are...

I don't know if the positive Yelp reviews are fake or not, but the negative reviews all sound like they were written by the same person.
Forum: Home, Cottage or Land Maintenance 12-08-2022, 12:51 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 632
Posted By SailinAway
What I find disturbing is the learning curve to...

What I find disturbing is the learning curve to master basic functions in a car. Three years ago I bought a new car in Salem and had to drive it home after dark, in the rain, over unfamiliar roads. I...
Forum: Home, Cottage or Land Maintenance 12-08-2022, 12:19 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,135
Posted By SailinAway
Do you mean the hole in the pipe for the damper...

Do you mean the hole in the pipe for the damper rod? I did that. The flame flickered but I wouldn't say it was pulled toward the hold.
Forum: Home, Cottage or Land Maintenance 12-08-2022, 12:13 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,135
Posted By SailinAway
I checked this this morning with a level. The...

I checked this this morning with a level. The pitch appears correct. Thanks for that reminder, Poor Richard.

I just want to remind folks that there's no surprise in this situation if you've read...
Forum: Home, Cottage or Land Maintenance 12-07-2022, 08:18 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,135
Posted By SailinAway
I called a stove shop in Meredith. The gentleman...

I called a stove shop in Meredith. The gentleman said the pipes don't need any cement around the joints or at the wall, because the smoke rises. He said, "You could shoot the pipe full of holes and...
Forum: Home, Cottage or Land Maintenance 12-07-2022, 08:15 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,135
Posted By SailinAway
You're smart! I was wondering the same thing...

You're smart! I was wondering the same thing about the slope of the pipe. It's supposed to rise 1/4" per foot. I'll see if I have a level.
Forum: Home, Cottage or Land Maintenance 12-07-2022, 08:13 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 632
Posted By SailinAway
What's a microwave?

What's a microwave?
Forum: Home, Cottage or Land Maintenance 12-07-2022, 01:38 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,135
Posted By SailinAway
I had a similar thought this morning and did some...

I had a similar thought this morning and did some math. I had the thought of selling all my wood and using the proceeds to buy oil. Right now oil is twice as expensive as wood (for the cost to heat...
Forum: Home, Cottage or Land Maintenance 12-07-2022, 01:31 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,135
Posted By SailinAway
Yes, seriously, that happened. Not on my property...

Yes, seriously, that happened. Not on my property though, believe me. He did it at his house after I told him firmly that I didn't want a damper. He arrived with the assembled pipe with damper as a...
Forum: Home, Cottage or Land Maintenance 12-07-2022, 11:32 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,135
Posted By SailinAway
More adventures with woodstoves!

OK, I know I've worn out my welcome a hundred times over, but I have another heating mystery.

I had the pipe on my woodstove replaced and the door latch fixed three days ago. Latch now closes well...
Forum: Home, Cottage or Land Maintenance 12-06-2022, 10:30 AM
Replies: 137
Views: 22,578
Posted By SailinAway
I just measured the Englander 13. The maximum log...

I just measured the Englander 13. The maximum log length north to south is 10". I mentioned early on that short logs are useful, but most people don't have such short logs. Either they're not...
Forum: Home, Cottage or Land Maintenance 12-04-2022, 06:59 PM
Replies: 137
Views: 22,578
Posted By SailinAway
Thanks for the photos! Which stove is that?

Thanks for the photos! Which stove is that?
Forum: Winter Sports 12-01-2022, 08:59 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 31,829
Posted By SailinAway
Yay! Covid from strangers on a bubble lift!

Yay! Covid from strangers on a bubble lift!
Forum: General Discussion 11-28-2022, 06:45 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,676
Posted By SailinAway
While it's important to acknowledge the harm that...

While it's important to acknowledge the harm that rescuers risk, it's also a fact that ALL people are subject to certain tendencies of the human mind (hubris, psychological biases, impulsivity,...
Forum: Home, Cottage or Land Maintenance 11-27-2022, 07:33 PM
Replies: 137
Views: 22,578
Posted By SailinAway
Top-down fire

I tried a top-down fire today. The results were mixed. First, it can only be successful in a stove that's tall enough for one layer of large logs, one layer of medium, and, critically, a considerable...
Forum: General Discussion 11-27-2022, 07:16 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,063
Posted By SailinAway
If you find a wallet, I recommend contacting the...

If you find a wallet, I recommend contacting the owner directly for identification before mailing it and not relying on the police to get it back to the owner. I once found a wallet with cash and IDs...
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