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by JR.
Mon Jan 20, 2020 8:56 pm
Forum: The Peabody Lounge
Topic: home improvement turns into science fair projects?
Replies: 86
Views: 5323

Re: home improvement turns into science fair projects?

Are there lots of late-night parties in Hickory? The last time there was, they were at my house so I didn't need to worry about the drive home. If you were still up doing that I might suggest sequenced approach lights. it is under control. 8-) JR PS: Back in the day I would have to drive 20+ miles ...
by JR.
Mon Jan 20, 2020 9:25 am
Forum: The Peabody Lounge
Topic: home improvement turns into science fair projects?
Replies: 86
Views: 5323

Re: home improvement turns into science fair projects?

Latest driveway franken-lamp experiment variant. I upgraded the batteries to 2,000 mAh Nimh batteries. These lamps come stock with something like 300 mAh nicad, I was running 600mAh before, but the typical nicads get tired after a year or so. So far despite some overcast and rainy days the franken l...
by JR.
Sat Jan 18, 2020 12:14 pm
Forum: The Peabody Lounge
Topic: Entropy
Replies: 1081
Views: 389346

Re: Entropy

New drier arrived today and they took the old one away to recycle. The new one I am willing to be has all the same parts in as the old but is quieter and gets hotter quicker. Wife is happy. This gains me more lab time over the weekend so money well spend :) I hear that a happy wife is a good thing....
by JR.
Thu Jan 16, 2020 5:56 pm
Forum: The Peabody Lounge
Topic: Entropy
Replies: 1081
Views: 389346

Re: Entropy

for my next bonafide entropy episode, the rain overflowing my gutters caused me to fire up my sump pump for the first time since I put up the gutters. I was hearing gurgling water sounds coming from the crawl space (no bueno) so today I dragged out the sump pump. The discharge hose, came up separate...
by JR.
Thu Jan 16, 2020 5:48 pm
Forum: The Peabody Lounge
Topic: Engineering malpractice
Replies: 8
Views: 686

Re: Engineering malpractice

mediatechnology wrote:
Thu Jan 16, 2020 4:35 pm
Water seems to be a recurring theme in this thread.
water is a recurring theme in my life, living on low ground in MS where it rains from time to time.... :lol:

see entropy for another wet episode...

JR
by JR.
Thu Jan 16, 2020 4:28 pm
Forum: The Peabody Lounge
Topic: Engineering malpractice
Replies: 8
Views: 686

Re: Engineering malpractice

Yesterday after reducing the spray of water leaking from the bottom joint to a mere dribble, then the spray nozzle adjustment unscrewed completely off never to be found again... The bare nozzle sprays water out at 90' angles so pretty useless without the missing piece... today I hacksawed off the en...
by JR.
Wed Jan 15, 2020 12:29 pm
Forum: The Peabody Lounge
Topic: Engineering malpractice
Replies: 8
Views: 686

Re: Engineering malpractice

I already had more than 24" leverage from my 1/2" breaker bar with length of pipe slipped over the breaker bar handle. Banging on it with an impact wrench for a couple days did nothing so I do not expect an oversized crescent wrench to do anything. ===== OK on the subject of engineering malpractice....
by JR.
Wed Jan 15, 2020 12:10 am
Forum: The Peabody Lounge
Topic: Entropy
Replies: 1081
Views: 389346

Re: Entropy

may be time for a new dryer.... good luck. JR [edit- I am intrigued by the use of heat pump technology inside a clothes dryer.... Heat pumps have a hot side and cold side, the hot side can be used to heat the dryer air, and the cold side to condense water out of the warm humid air.... clever. Too ba...
by JR.
Tue Jan 14, 2020 5:35 pm
Forum: The Peabody Lounge
Topic: Entropy
Replies: 1081
Views: 389346

Re: Entropy

well so much for something simple.....

JR
by JR.
Tue Jan 14, 2020 11:10 am
Forum: The Peabody Lounge
Topic: Entropy
Replies: 1081
Views: 389346

Re: Entropy

As if the heat pump dryer isn't clever enough, DOE funded a prototype ultrasonic dryer that uses even less energy.

At one load of laundry a week I estimate my breakeven for energy cost savings at several decades after I'm worm food. :lol:

JR