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wecoguy replied to the Building / Maintaining a Home board. 3:30 AM

Re: Grounding for light fixture

Small gauge wires, or a mix, simpler to use wirenuts if on hand, or stock up on crimp connectors, permanent, no escapees if you twist 'em together before trimming, maybe even dip that end in No-Ox. anti-corosion stuff...

I have tubes and [more]

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wecoguy replied to the Building / Maintaining a Home board. 3:20 PM

Re: Grounding for light fixture

Beyond the Ty=Wraps, some guys would tape the nuts to close the little gap, I never saw it as a problem... I suppose a fellow could fill it in with silicon caulking, making a bit of a mess in the process... I think the oldest wire nuts I saw had been [more]

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wecoguy replied to the Apple User's Group board. 11:12 AM

Re: email

The confusion is that there's no way to know if you are using an email client like Mail, Outlook, Thunderbird, or only browsers, Safari, Firefox, Opera to access your email...

Less information is never better when asking for help... More is [more]

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wecoguy replied to the Building / Maintaining a Home board. 9:49 AM

Re: Grounding for light fixture

Wire nuts...

T&B brand was the standard we used on the job, Ideal seems decent as well...

Way back at WeCo, on the job in what was then the Bell System, I learned to secure the 2 or 3 or more wires about a 1/2" below the [more]

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wecoguy replied to the Humor and Urban Legends board. 9:25 AM

Re: Problem

In response:


The Missouri farmer did not give away 100% of his inheritance in the instructions. The uncle altered the exact instructions by giving away the missing 5.56% of his inheritance not included by the farmer so that each son [more]

Thu Jul 24

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wecoguy replied to the Building / Maintaining a Home board. 9:14 PM

Re: Grounding for light fixture

s you noted, rework boxes many times are plastic, So then, IF there is an original ground in the feeding run, it would only need be connected to the fixture...

Early home wiring many times never had grounding feed at all, I rember my FIL [more]

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wecoguy replied to the Cars and Drivers board. 3:49 AM

Re: Question about buying a used car

The 2006 F150 Crew cab, 5.4L, 4WD, Tow package I bought via craiglist here, well over the hill in Napa, CA.. Had about 65K on it, interior was like new, one owner, but he needed get out from under as his company was giving him a vehicle... Lots of [more]

Wed Jul 23

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wecoguy replied to the Buying and Maintaining a Car board. 11:50 PM

Re: What Truck?

A little more info, I have a ProScope 50X USB camera, here's what 3 of the plug tips look like after 114k miles, the arc eats into the ceramic!

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wecoguy replied to the Buying and Maintaining a Car board. 8:46 PM

Re: What Truck?

Yes, very nasty, as it's a real pain on the rear cylinders, 4 & 8... Nut they did great.. None of the plugs broke, all came out in one piece, heres a few..

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wecoguy replied to the Buying and Maintaining a Car board. 8:36 PM

Re: What Truck?

Preventative would have been to pull the plugs around 30K, and use the anti-sieze compound Ford recommended back then, we tried at about 65K, they wouldn't budge at 35 ft lbs.. So we let 'em slide to now at 114K... New ones will outlive me and the [more]

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wecoguy replied to the Buying and Maintaining a Car board. 12:55 PM

Re: What Truck?

No more than posted the above, then at 0915 the phone rang, the PU is ready to be picked up! Mechanic's DW called to let me know, and when she gets a chance will even come pick me up! Didn't ask the cost, it is what it is!!

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wecoguy posted to the Buying and Maintaining a Car board. 12:02 PM

What Truck?

I'm in withdrawal...

I turned my '06 F150 5.4L 3V V8 CrewCab PU, 114k mileage, over to my mechanic Monday AM for the express purpose of removing and replacing it's spark plugs...

Both my own investigations and his experience led [more]

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wecoguy replied to the Apple User's Group board. 3:34 AM

Re: no more cats

Don't forget Mavericks! Named for the wild surfer haven also here in Calif. Public Beta versions are already out, the 4th release so far...

But maybe you were on vacation?

iOS8 was also shown...

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wecoguy replied to the Apple board. 3:24 AM

Re: Random call factoids

Corporate bulk buyers will also just pay the price n move on...

Tue Jul 22

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wecoguy replied to the Improve the Fool board. 2:16 PM

Re: HTTP Error 503. The service is unavailable

"See the status page for more info: http://status.fool.com"

Should be added to the FAQ listing... A help if we can get there!! I'd forgotten all about it...

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wecoguy replied to the Living Below Your Means board. 1:29 PM

Re: Attic Fan Questions

I installed a 24" whole house fan a decade or longer ago... No A/C, Northern Calif, we really only could use A/C a week or two a year... I open a couple windows in the evening at opposite ends of the house, single level. In 10-15 minutes all the [more]

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wecoguy replied to the Help with this STUPID computer! board. 1:14 PM

Re: Computer Backup

We had carbonite for my DW's final Vaio... Ethernet linked, but it was still a long slow process... I gave up, backed up the vitals to DVDs, cancelled about the time we switched her to a new 27" iMac... Never went back...

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wecoguy replied to the Improve the Fool board. 1:09 PM

Re: HTTP Error 503. The service is unavailable

Arghhh... Yes, completely blocked n locked down for quite a while, good luck on the restoration, an earlier reply, saying it was all OK never made it through...


31ms USEQ\WEB15

Mo bettah!

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wecoguy replied to the Improve the Fool board. 12:21 PM

Re: HTTP Error 503. The service is unavailable

Not sure if it's related, but TMF is being stubborn. MacPro, All the current updates, latest Safari, DSL service via at*t... I normally have about a dozen tabs set up as a 'Set" everyone opens fne, cruise and wander, but TMF is being a slacker, [more]

Sun Jul 20

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wecoguy replied to the Buying and Maintaining a Car board. 2:21 AM

Re: Drive it until it falls apart?

The Toyota Leaf seems to claim 84 mile range, real world maybe less..

Tesla, depends on the model, but it's getting a 200-300 mile range, so that's well beyond my needs... But it's also pretty pricey, a fried has one on order for his DW, it [more]

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