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Forum: Renovations & New Construction 11-13-19, 12:52 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 686
Posted By CrankyDoug
Audible alarms work in some neighborhoods and not...

Audible alarms work in some neighborhoods and not in others. Poorly installed alarms are easy to defeat, even by amateurs. Most of the residential and commercial alarms I've had to deal with fall...
Forum: Tools 10-17-19, 12:24 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 403
Posted By CrankyDoug
I've purchased two of these. No problems so far....

I've purchased two of these. No problems so far. They are available in 30V or 60V and in various current ratings.
...
Forum: Solar Heating 05-16-19, 08:21 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,450
Posted By CrankyDoug
Take a look at this thread...... ...

Take a look at this thread......

https://ecorenovator.org/forum/showthread.php?t=6711

I haven't installed the device yet so I can't give you any facts, other than reports from people who have...
Forum: Renovations & New Construction 02-22-19, 10:33 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 881
Posted By CrankyDoug
They look good but are rarely cost effective. ...

They look good but are rarely cost effective.

I've looked into them a few times over the last 25 years. Cost varies widely by region and many areas don't allow them. Most juristictions require...
Forum: Lawn and Garden 12-15-18, 01:59 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 905
Posted By CrankyDoug
I held off responding hoping someone else would...

I held off responding hoping someone else would have more recent experience with chain sharpeners. I've been doing it by hand for 45 years, sharpening three chains a day when I was logging.
...
Forum: Conservation 12-08-18, 04:32 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 38,065
Posted By CrankyDoug
Keep an eye on the aluminum tape where it...

Keep an eye on the aluminum tape where it attaches to the wood. Mine held for about three years but eventually let go.
Forum: Solar Power 11-20-18, 03:13 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,659
Posted By CrankyDoug
Here is a follow up on the above mentioned...

Here is a follow up on the above mentioned device. First note that I haven't had the chance to test it yet.

It came well packaged but without documentation. I was about to contact the seller...
Forum: Lawn and Garden 03-19-18, 11:26 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,075
Posted By CrankyDoug
Get quotes from a few mowing services. Prices...

Get quotes from a few mowing services. Prices and quality of workmanship vary wildly so don't sign a contract until you trust the contractor.

Most areas of the country are flooded with mowing...
Forum: Renovations & New Construction 03-08-18, 09:53 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,191
Posted By CrankyDoug
I ran my mains in 3" PVC and the internet cable...

I ran my mains in 3" PVC and the internet cable two feet above that in 1.25 PVC. The power company had a 150 foot limit for underground service. Mine is about 149 feet. We haven't had any problems...
Forum: For Sale / Trade / Wanted / Web Finds 08-15-16, 02:59 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,085
Posted By CrankyDoug
Since nobody has responded to this I will take a...

Since nobody has responded to this I will take a stab at it.

First, buy a used copy of Fundamentals of HVAC/R by Carter Stanfield and David Skaves. This is the standard text for anyone entering...
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