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Forum: Site Support Forum 11-12-2019, 12:36 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,226
Posted By DickR
I finally gave in last winter and replaced a 1G...

I finally gave in last winter and replaced a 1G RAM XP desktop with an 8G RAM Win 10 one. I had a Fortran compiler on the old PC, but I knew that some old installation CDs built back in the days of...
Forum: Home, Cottage or Land Maintenance 11-05-2019, 05:37 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,954
Posted By DickR
Ultimately I bought four six-packs of 1/4" orange...

Ultimately I bought four six-packs of 1/4" orange rods w/reflective tape for $6/pack at Ocean State. I used a 12" landscaping timber spike and hammer to punch the hole, slipped the rod in, and...
Forum: General Discussion 10-27-2019, 11:51 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,341
Posted By DickR
Many have simply installed a FreezeAlarm...

Many have simply installed a FreezeAlarm (https://www.amazon.com/Control-Products-Intermediate-FreezeAlarm-FA-I-CCA/dp/B000071NYC). You can call in any time to get power status, temperature, backup...
Forum: General Discussion 10-19-2019, 06:14 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,341
Posted By DickR
If the transfer switch is wired up to take power...

If the transfer switch is wired up to take power from either the service line coming to the house or the generator and feed power from whichever is providing the juice to the main breaker panel, then...
Forum: Home, Cottage or Land Maintenance 10-13-2019, 10:14 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,954
Posted By DickR
Plowing stakes

Every November, before the ground freezes, I place some plowing stakes, a few along the edges of my driveway but mostly along the last stretch of road coming down into where I am. Without these, the...
Forum: General Discussion 10-11-2019, 04:14 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,263
Posted By DickR
That number is global. In the US, it's currently...

That number is global. In the US, it's currently around 37,000/year. It peaked at over 54,000/yr back in the 60s, but things have gotten less bad since then. For most of this decade, the fatalities...
Forum: Home, Cottage or Land Maintenance 10-07-2019, 09:41 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 723
Posted By DickR
Your issue will get more attention on a more...

Your issue will get more attention on a more specialized forum. Go here:

https://www.hearth.com/talk/

and register to post questions (see link at top right corner of that page). You would be...
Forum: Boating 09-28-2019, 10:33 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 9,733
Posted By DickR
IIRC, the drag force on a plane surface goes up...

IIRC, the drag force on a plane surface goes up with speed to the 1.8 power. That would make horsepower go up with speed to the 2.8 power (almost speed cubed). Offsetting that would be factors like...
Forum: Boat Repairs & Maintenance 09-26-2019, 04:51 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,160
Posted By DickR
Given that small a boat, if you can't see it, it...

Given that small a boat, if you can't see it, it isn't there. Go up to the Aubuchon, buy a small PVC fitting, flanged nut, and square plug, some waterproof sealant, and maybe a drill bit. Bore a hole...
Forum: Marketplace 09-24-2019, 10:43 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,042
Posted By DickR
Recently I've seen a For Sale sign on a stool of...

Recently I've seen a For Sale sign on a stool of some sort parked atop a small flatbed trailer, near the top of the hill above the M'boro town beach on Long Island. I don't know if it's the stool or...
Forum: Home, Cottage or Land Maintenance 09-21-2019, 11:03 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,156
Posted By DickR
Assuming the door is a standard 3-ft entry door,...

Assuming the door is a standard 3-ft entry door, with three hinges spanning about five ft. Lifting the right side that 1/4" by shimming the bottom hinge out would require a shim 5/3 times that 1/4"...
Forum: Home, Cottage or Land Maintenance 09-19-2019, 05:48 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 3,738
Posted By DickR
It's a matter of conditions for which the unit is...

It's a matter of conditions for which the unit is sized. Even though an air source heat pump may be designed to deliver a certain amount of heat at some design minimum outside air temperature, and...
Forum: Home, Cottage or Land Maintenance 09-16-2019, 05:24 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,125
Posted By DickR
Another thought on draining condensate is to...

Another thought on draining condensate is to mount the dehumidifier high enough on the wall so as to drain to an existing place for it, such as the aforementioned washing machine drain pipe. A pump...
Forum: Boating 09-13-2019, 09:59 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,538
Posted By DickR
Maybe check the town dump for something small and...

Maybe check the town dump for something small and repairable. Four years or so ago I took an old trailer that wasn't worth fixing (to me) to the dump, and they had me park it next to a few others in...
Forum: Home, Cottage or Land Maintenance 09-10-2019, 05:59 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 3,738
Posted By DickR
A house built in 1977 certainly is a good...

A house built in 1977 certainly is a good candidate for a thorough air-sealing and insulation upgrade job. Selection of fuel for heating the house is only part of your task. Reducing the heat load...
Forum: Home, Cottage or Land Maintenance 09-06-2019, 02:27 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,618
Posted By DickR
I assume that "keeping up" means the ability of...

I assume that "keeping up" means the ability of the propane tank to deliver propane to the heater at a rate that matches firing demand. Liquid propane in the tank must vaporize at a certain rate, and...
Forum: Boating 08-27-2019, 05:37 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 6,952
Posted By DickR
It's amazing how slick algae-covered rocks let a...

It's amazing how slick algae-covered rocks let a boat slide so easily up onto them while put-putting at headway speed so close to shore.:rolleye2:
Forum: General Discussion 08-25-2019, 10:26 AM
Replies: 136
Views: 10,839
Posted By DickR
Scanning that report, I don't see any obvious...

Scanning that report, I don't see any obvious upward trend in sale price vs assessed value for shorefront properties. Some went higher, others went lower.
Forum: Boating 08-18-2019, 11:32 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,807
Posted By DickR
My biggest concern would be the similarity to...

My biggest concern would be the similarity to texting while driving a car. When a skier/wake boarder is focused on his own movements over the water and waves, how much attention is he actually (not...
Forum: General Discussion 08-18-2019, 11:16 AM
Replies: 141
Views: 12,447
Posted By DickR
I've timed that alternate route in the reverse...

I've timed that alternate route in the reverse direction, 25B out of Center Harbor to 3/25 to Waukewan Rd to Winona Rd to rte 104. It's about five minutes longer than when there is little/no traffic...
Forum: General Discussion 08-12-2019, 09:23 AM
Replies: 141
Views: 12,447
Posted By DickR
I thought the purpose of the whole project was to...

I thought the purpose of the whole project was to improve traffic flow at critical high-volume times. Has there been any improvement at all? If there hasn't been, due to how the crossing area signals...
Forum: General Discussion 07-29-2019, 04:44 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 7,909
Posted By DickR
Can we get Marine Patrol to weight in on this...

Can we get Marine Patrol to weight in on this issue, to see what they are inclined to do for the OP?
Forum: General Discussion 07-28-2019, 10:49 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,861
Posted By DickR
The area bordered by Dow Island, Pleasant Island,...

The area bordered by Dow Island, Pleasant Island, Long Island, and Morrison Cove at the end of M'boro Neck is good for tubing, but keep to the west of the two red markers between Dow and Morrison...
Forum: Home, Cottage or Land Maintenance 07-26-2019, 10:22 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,231
Posted By DickR
Besides degradation of the insulation due to...

Besides degradation of the insulation due to having the vapor barrier on the cold side (in winter), resulting in condensation of interior moisture diffusing through the insulation to the cold...
Forum: Lost & Found 07-21-2019, 04:11 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 714
Posted By DickR
Make a new post on the "Lost and Found" subforum...

Make a new post on the "Lost and Found" subforum on this forum.
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