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Forum: Home, Cottage or Land Maintenance 10-10-2021, 10:34 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,562
Posted By DickR
For a new house, your first thought should be to...

For a new house, your first thought should be to make it superinsulated and very tight. The cost to do this is relatively little extra, and the savings in heating/cooling costs pays for the extra...
Forum: Home, Cottage or Land Maintenance 10-06-2021, 06:21 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,524
Posted By DickR
My approach to broken appliances is to open it up...

My approach to broken appliances is to open it up to find out what is broken. The worst thing that can happen is the item is toast (even if it is literally a toaster!), and must be replaced anyway....
Forum: Home, Cottage or Land Maintenance 09-29-2021, 06:54 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,066
Posted By DickR
If the freezer is built like a refrigerator but...

If the freezer is built like a refrigerator but has no "fresh food" section, then I imagine it has an automatic defrost cycle for periodic melting frost off the evaporator coil. That melt water drips...
Forum: Home, Cottage or Land Maintenance 09-29-2021, 06:42 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,126
Posted By DickR
When we replaced our old wood frame dock a few...

When we replaced our old wood frame dock a few years ago with a 6'x30' seasonal aluminum frame crank-up design, I got it without decking, to save on cost. For deck, I used 1x6 cedar, grade STK...
Forum: General Discussion 09-10-2021, 06:15 PM
Replies: 206
Views: 87,628
Posted By DickR
The house is still there, but I don't know for...

The house is still there, but I don't know for how long. When the boathouse was rebuilt, and "enhanced" to provide living space, my first thought was that it would allow the property to be used for...
Forum: Home, Cottage or Land Maintenance 09-05-2021, 12:32 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,344
Posted By DickR
Never hesitate to ask for thoughts on such...

Never hesitate to ask for thoughts on such matters. So many of us here love having some way to contribute to solving problems. It lets us feel still useful now and then! It's also far more satisfying...
Forum: Boat Repairs & Maintenance 09-03-2021, 06:02 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 854
Posted By DickR
Another vote for Shoreline Marine in Meredith....

Another vote for Shoreline Marine in Meredith. Talk to Ashley Keenan. She recovered our boat seats a few years back, and they came out looking like new. Others have spoken well of the work done there.
Forum: Home, Cottage or Land Maintenance 09-02-2021, 06:02 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,005
Posted By DickR
From the picture, my first thought is that the...

From the picture, my first thought is that the panels on the hinged side were a bit too wide and set too deeply into the groove on the edge board. With swelling from humidity, they may have pushed...
Forum: Home, Cottage or Land Maintenance 08-30-2021, 07:22 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,115
Posted By DickR
That window looks just like two of those in our...

That window looks just like two of those in our cottage, and they are quite old. I think they are Andersons. Anyway, IIRC, with one side opened onto the inner track, you lift the window frame upward...
Forum: General Discussion 08-21-2021, 05:57 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,557
Posted By DickR
I hope this forum and the media in general will...

I hope this forum and the media in general will be very careful not to delve too deeply into this, and will be super sensitive to the privacy of the victims. Let the court deal with the perpetrator,...
Forum: General Discussion 08-12-2021, 02:10 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,381
Posted By DickR
The Royers at "Angelic Farm" on the neck road...

The Royers at "Angelic Farm" on the neck road have had their PYO sign out for some time, was still out when I went by Tuesday. But their web site currently states "Demand has exceeded supply." I sent...
Forum: General Discussion 08-11-2021, 02:47 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,504
Posted By DickR
Well, the fog is due primarily to the very high...

Well, the fog is due primarily to the very high humidity in the present air mass. As I write this, Accuweather reports the Moultonborough dew point as being 75 F, which is considered "oppressively...
Forum: Boating 08-07-2021, 06:35 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 914
Posted By DickR
My boat is smaller (17'), so I have just 8'...

My boat is smaller (17'), so I have just 8' whips. I tie the dock ropes on the cleats so as to have the side of the stern one large step from the dock. Then I adjust the ropes from the whips for...
Forum: Boating 07-24-2021, 06:57 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 677
Posted By DickR
Missing marker by FL64

Boaters going by the NE shore of Long Island should be aware that the black navigation marker next to FL 64 is missing. I have reported this to Marine Patrol via email.
Forum: Home, Cottage or Land Maintenance 07-24-2021, 11:05 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,248
Posted By DickR
Ice dams typically do not form on porch roofs...

Ice dams typically do not form on porch roofs over unconditioned (or open) space. They occur when there is too much heat leakage from below, such as by direct thermal conduction through framing,...
Forum: General Discussion 07-18-2021, 06:00 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 5,280
Posted By DickR
Trailer parking at M'boro fire station

I got a rather quick reply to my email to someone connected to the fire department. This was the reply:

"Any requests to park at the fire station must be approved by the selectboard. I would...
Forum: General Discussion 07-18-2021, 11:21 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 5,280
Posted By DickR
The town website does say that a sticker...

The town website does say that a sticker (available to resident or taxpayer only) is required to park a car at the beach. It also says trailers must be left at that fire station below JoJo's, but it...
Forum: Boating 07-10-2021, 10:56 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,452
Posted By DickR
Tight donuts can create huge waves as the various...

Tight donuts can create huge waves as the various pieces of the wake converge toward the center of the circle and reinforce each other. But the waves pass through each other and spread out, making...
Forum: Boat Repairs & Maintenance 07-05-2021, 11:54 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,829
Posted By DickR
Synthetic oil processes have been around for some...

Synthetic oil processes have been around for some time. A base oil material derived from crude oil is subjected to a process that breaks down and reforms those hydrocarbon compounds into more uniform...
Forum: Home, Cottage or Land Maintenance 06-15-2021, 05:50 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,413
Posted By DickR
Can you give some examples of just what sort of...

Can you give some examples of just what sort of "repair" and "maintenance" work hits the threshold of something that would require a permit of any sort? I would think that, for example, if a plank on...
Forum: Home, Cottage or Land Maintenance 06-04-2021, 06:04 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,202
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: 8,068
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: 1,309
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: 9,015
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: 9,015
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...
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