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Forum: Boating 06-16-2022, 11:48 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,553
Posted By DickR
That volume of concrete (8" cube) would be about...

That volume of concrete (8" cube) would be about 0.3 cu.ft and weigh around 43 lb. That "single large opening would have to be huge for the block to weigh just 15 lb, little more than a third than...
Forum: Home, Cottage or Land Maintenance 06-15-2022, 11:17 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,203
Posted By DickR
This morning my grandson is washing down our...

This morning my grandson is washing down our deck, without use of anything but a hose and a wide soft-bristle push broom. That quickly loosens the accumulated tree debris and pine pollen.
Forum: Winni Wildlife 06-09-2022, 11:31 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,084
Posted By DickR
The "deer reduction program," as the BWMANH...

The "deer reduction program," as the BWMANH (https://sites.google.com/view/bwmanh/home) prefers to call it (not "hunting"), is ongoing every fall. The program was started some years ago in designated...
Forum: Lost & Found 06-03-2022, 12:00 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,801
Posted By DickR
From Ambrose Cove to NW Mark Isl? That's quite a...

From Ambrose Cove to NW Mark Isl? That's quite a distance and tortuous path for anything to "drift." I suppose Mark isn't necessarily where the craft was encountered adrift. For anyone wondering, the...
Forum: Home, Cottage or Land Maintenance 05-28-2022, 12:15 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,059
Posted By DickR
Where on 106? Any contact info?

Where on 106? Any contact info?
Forum: Home, Cottage or Land Maintenance 05-28-2022, 11:14 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,059
Posted By DickR
Lawnmower body needed

I have a 25-yr old Craftsman 20" walk-behind mower. The 5.0 HP engine runs well, but the "deck shell" or "deck housing" (whatever the right name is), onto which the engine is bolted, has rusted out...
Forum: Lost & Found 05-27-2022, 02:10 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,801
Posted By DickR
The item has been returned to its owner (yay,...

The item has been returned to its owner (yay, Forum!). The Marine Patrol also was notified.
Forum: Automotive 05-13-2022, 05:49 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 729
Posted By DickR
I was having the same sort of difficulty with my...

I was having the same sort of difficulty with my 2015 Subaru. Then last year I got a notice from the mfg telling me I could get the problem fixed at no cost. I did, and it's been fine since. Maybe...
Forum: Home, Cottage or Land Maintenance 05-08-2022, 11:31 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,297
Posted By DickR
Our home, built 2010-11, has a double-stud...

Our home, built 2010-11, has a double-stud exterior. Wall insulation is dense-packed cellulose to R40 or so, attic floor is loose-blow cellulose to R60. Then there is 4" foam under the basement slab...
Forum: Lost & Found 05-06-2022, 10:52 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,801
Posted By DickR
Watercraft found adrift

A small watercraft was found adrift in close to shore on Long Island. Provide a complete description to claim it. Marine Patrol will be notified also.
Forum: Boating 04-18-2022, 06:21 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 994
Posted By DickR
New dock for M'boro boat launch

Recently I noticed that Moultonborough has a new dock at the boat launch at the town beach on Long Island. It looks like four 8' sections, same length and width as the old wood dock, but with a...
Forum: Automotive 04-14-2022, 06:34 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,082
Posted By DickR
You will spend at least $20K for a new car, and...

You will spend at least $20K for a new car, and likely more. If you get 10 years out of it, that's $2K/year. If you spend that each year in repairs, you break even, so laying out some money to buy a...
Forum: Getting Here 04-04-2022, 02:46 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,616
Posted By DickR
Bridge project above Meredith lights

Does anyone know how long the bridge repair project on route 3 above (south) of the lights at Meredith will take? I would hope they plan to finish before the busy season. The wait at the temporary...
Forum: Home, Cottage or Land Maintenance 03-26-2022, 06:31 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 11,036
Posted By DickR
Your pictures show what I was describing. The...

Your pictures show what I was describing. The first two small pieces of kindling go in front to back ("N-S"), other kindling on top so as to provide air space to get the blaze going, and larger...
Forum: Home, Cottage or Land Maintenance 03-26-2022, 12:28 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 11,036
Posted By DickR
There is a wealth of information on this forum:...

There is a wealth of information on this forum: http://www.hearth.com/talk/
where there are subforums for all kinds of things related to burning wood. Do a search on starting a fire and read through...
Forum: Restaurant Information & Reviews 03-25-2022, 11:54 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 9,051
Posted By DickR
In Heath's supermarket at Center Harbor, they...

In Heath's supermarket at Center Harbor, they have cleared out floor space for two or four self-checkout stations. I was told that they were doing this to address shortage of staff for the upcoming...
Forum: Boating 03-20-2022, 11:18 AM
Replies: 190
Views: 19,333
Posted By DickR
While the formulae in that article may be (very...

While the formulae in that article may be (very crudely) ballpark for some folks in some areas, the article is fairly useless in many areas of NH lakes region. The market value of lakefront homes...
Forum: Home, Cottage or Land Maintenance 03-11-2022, 01:04 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 9,613
Posted By DickR
My own heating system is "geothermal" (GSHP -...

My own heating system is "geothermal" (GSHP - ground source heat pump), installed in 2011. The only failure thus far was the water valve (not even part of the heat pump), a couple of years in. I...
Forum: Home, Cottage or Land Maintenance 03-03-2022, 12:24 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,673
Posted By DickR
For that,what I've done over the years is to...

For that,what I've done over the years is to touch something conductive (generally metal), using a knuckle, not a fingertip. Fingertips have a way of hastening the learning.
Forum: Home, Cottage or Land Maintenance 03-02-2022, 07:04 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,673
Posted By DickR
I thought we had gone over this in prior threads....

I thought we had gone over this in prior threads. Excessive dryness in a dwelling in winter almost always is due to too much air leakage into/out of the outer shell. That leakage, worst in extremely...
Forum: Home, Cottage or Land Maintenance 02-01-2022, 07:28 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 9,613
Posted By DickR
Referring back to my earlier post (#14) on this...

Referring back to my earlier post (#14) on this thread, to give you an idea of the impact of making the house in the "superinsulated" class, consider what we have. The gross conditioned space is...
Forum: Weather 01-30-2022, 01:15 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,416
Posted By DickR
Loon and Waterville websites both claim 3"....

Loon and Waterville websites both claim 3". Gunstock claims 8" with a lot of wind. I wonder how much stayed on the trails vs blown into the woods.
Forum: Winter Sports 01-21-2022, 01:54 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,247
Posted By DickR
I have had a similar issue, with...

I have had a similar issue, with circulators/bubblers running on either side of me. One often opens up the ice all the way over to my dock, 150-200 feet away. The same thing happens on the other...
Forum: Home, Cottage or Land Maintenance 01-17-2022, 12:42 PM
Replies: 148
Views: 14,820
Posted By DickR
By "stuff insulation in the crack" I assume you...

By "stuff insulation in the crack" I assume you used a scrap of fiberglass batt insulation. That's not a super tight seal. Air filters are made out of that stuff; dust collects on the fibers, but the...
Forum: Restaurant Information & Reviews 01-13-2022, 07:15 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 10,139
Posted By DickR
Go back further, to "Porky's." I still have a...

Go back further, to "Porky's." I still have a badly worn and faded T-shirt from then, as my son worked the kitchen there during high school.
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