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1988RedT2
1988RedT2 MegaDork
8/2/23 3:45 p.m.

Yeah, my current shingle roof is on it's deathbed, or so I suspect.  If I go 30-year shingles to replace it, that will last as long as I need. 

wheelsmithy (Joe-with-an-L)
wheelsmithy (Joe-with-an-L) PowerDork
8/2/23 4:49 p.m.
1988RedT2 said:

Yeah, my current shingle roof is on it's deathbed, or so I suspect.  If I go 30-year shingles to replace it, that will last as long as I need. 

I don't mean to belabor the point, but 30 year shingles are sort of like a 100 year flood. It means something, but not necessarily what it sounds like it means.

Get the 30 year shingles.

MyMiatas
MyMiatas HalfDork
8/2/23 9:20 p.m.

What would cause a nonsulfer smell from water heater water that runs daily? The anode rod is fine.

1988RedT2
1988RedT2 MegaDork
8/2/23 9:29 p.m.
MyMiatas said:

What would cause a nonsulfer smell from water heater water that runs daily? The anode rod is fine.

You say non-sulfur?  I've been learning about anaerobic bacteria that can live in a water heater and produce hydrogen sulfide gas.  I'll let you know if I figure it out.  Magnesium anode rods are said to be conducive to this bacteria's growth.  Aluminum/zinc rods are supposed to discourage it.

So, what does your hot water smell like?

MyMiatas
MyMiatas HalfDork
8/3/23 8:29 p.m.

It hard to describe. Like mud or swap. Just lightly.

What the hell is this nylon brush thing called?

 

Nylon spiral brush? Nylon tube brush? Nylon ring brush?

I'm trying to source a few to build a cat self groomer for our cats but I can't find the correct nomenclature to be able to source it. I found some cheap dryer lint cleaner things on the eBay but they are tapered and only like 1.5" in diameter. I'd like to find some that are 3" in diameter. 

stafford1500
stafford1500 Dork
9/17/23 12:13 p.m.

Tube brushes? maybe

https://www.mcmaster.com/products/tube-brushes/

Specifically this one for the length you are going to need

https://www.mcmaster.com/7415T2/

1988RedT2
1988RedT2 MegaDork
10/31/23 1:33 p.m.

So, if Kimchi wasn't one of the healthiest things to eat on Earth, would people still eat the stuff?  Why?

Stampie
Stampie MegaDork
10/31/23 1:35 p.m.

In reply to 1988RedT2 :

Yes because it's wonderful.  I like mine cold on top of a bowl of hot yellow rice.  I cook the yellow rice with a can of Rotel tomatoes.

Jesse Ransom
Jesse Ransom UltimaDork
10/31/23 2:23 p.m.

In reply to Stampie :

On top of a bowl of instant ramen; works particularly well with the Jin brand Korean ramen. Appropriately the flavor profiles just work out right.

But also right out of the jar.

MyMiatas
MyMiatas HalfDork
10/31/23 2:30 p.m.

What brand of Kimchi is the best?  I had know a man that made his own and enjoyed the taste but never bought any from a store.

Jesse Ransom
Jesse Ransom UltimaDork
10/31/23 2:38 p.m.

In reply to MyMiatas :

I made some once and it was pretty good, but my wife didn't care for the pungency it lent the basement while fermenting (and I don't blame her). I got started on King's, and these days mostly get the local-to-me Choi's and sometimes Lucky Foods' Seoul Kimchi. I prefer the napa cabbage to other available vegetables (the crinkly greens are my favorite part), and I tend to get "regular" as opposed to extra spicy, but of course YMMV.

If you've got something like an H Mart or other sizable Asian grocery nearby they'll have a variety, and it does vary a lot, from stuff that almost seems to be packed in pepper paste with very little acidity to much tangier stuff that's more conventionally "pickled-cabbage" seeming. Around here Choi's and Lucky seem to be common at average grocery stores.

MyMiatas
MyMiatas HalfDork
10/31/23 11:35 p.m.

Thanks! There are two Asian stores near me. I will have to check and see what they have.

Stampie
Stampie MegaDork
11/1/23 8:24 a.m.

Yeah my local Korean store has Kimchi made by the owner's mom. 

Dusterbd13-michael
Dusterbd13-michael MegaDork
11/1/23 11:13 a.m.

What is the proper usage of turn signals in a roundabout? Everybody's turning right...

stafford1500
stafford1500 Dork
11/1/23 11:15 a.m.

In reply to Dusterbd13-michael :

you would need them in the Magic Roundabout in Swindon...

1988RedT2
1988RedT2 MegaDork
11/1/23 11:16 a.m.
Dusterbd13-michael said:

What is the proper usage of turn signals in a roundabout? Everybody's turning right...

Based upon years of observation, turn signal usage in general is obsolete and, except for rare exceptions, not seen since sometime in the last millennium.

RichardNZ
RichardNZ HalfDork
11/1/23 2:42 p.m.
Dusterbd13-michael said:

What is the proper usage of turn signals in a roundabout? Everybody's turning right...

Bearing in mind that I drive on the wrong side of the road the lure here is to:

If you're taking the first exit signal as you enter the roundabout, if you're taking the second exit don't signal on entry but signal your exit as you pass the first, if you're taking the third (or further) signal you are proceeding around the roundabout until you pass the exit before yours and then signal your exit.  NZ Rules

Short answer is who needs to know what you intend (you don't drive an Audi do you?) smiley
 

 

Jesse Ransom
Jesse Ransom UltimaDork
11/1/23 8:24 p.m.

We have a roundabout that's been here longer than most of the "intentional, traffic-engineering-driven" roundabouts; the road markings, based on straight or bent arrows, suggest that you signal that you're continuing around, but stop signaling to exit. I guess it makes sense in terms of tangents and centripetal force... I don't think it has anything to do with the proper use of roundabouts.

1988RedT2
1988RedT2 MegaDork
11/2/23 5:10 p.m.

If, in attempting to remove and replace the disposable brush, the metal shaft pulls completely out of a Sonicare toothbrush, is the unit well and truly FUBAR?

I see videos on the tube of you's that show repairing a loose shaft, but not one that has popped completely out.  I've disassembled, and short of JB Welding the thing together, see no way to put it right.

MyMiatas
MyMiatas HalfDork
12/12/23 6:27 p.m.

Has anyone found out how to make this work? 

 

 

It can be done with expanding foam placed over it through a hole. But what chemical does GM,FORD use??

Peabody
Peabody MegaDork
12/23/23 6:54 a.m.

Assuming same/similar condition, options, and price. Do you buy a

2018 with 40,000 miles or

2021 with 65,000 miles 

It will be a second car with low usage. 

Dusterbd13-michael
Dusterbd13-michael MegaDork
12/23/23 7:07 a.m.

In reply to Peabody :

Whichever has the better price or color 

Peabody
Peabody MegaDork
12/23/23 7:14 a.m.

In reply to Dusterbd13-michael :

Edited: The cars are the same price and same colour 

RevRico
RevRico MegaDork
12/23/23 7:52 a.m.
MyMiatas said:

What would cause a nonsulfer smell from water heater water that runs daily? The anode rod is fine.

New water heater? Well water?

Is something to do with the anode. Had the issue at my old house. Here's the thread

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