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Old 06-15-2017, 06:25 PM
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Originally Posted by aidandj View Post
50amp? Plz. 3 phase or gtfo.
Hahaha.

In all seriousness, I'm just stoked to have a washer & dryer of my very own. Been many years since I've enjoyed that particular luxury. The thought of just being able to toss a load of whatever into the wash whenever I want is appealing.

The garage isn't awesome, but it's adequate and well-lit. There's enough space to erect a workbench, and assuming I don't buy another car, plenty of space to store a jack, hoist, engine stand, etc.









I only just now noticed that there are no electrical outlets. The Non-Union Electrical Fairy might be making a visit... Fortunately, there's good access from the UFROG.


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Old 06-15-2017, 06:45 PM
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In for "crazy old cat man Joe" in a couple of years.
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I was hoping for a sink-in-da-corner.
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Old 06-15-2017, 07:22 PM
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I'd run a huge 220v extension cord through the house to the dryer outlet in a pinch. My washer and dryer are in the garage (sucks) but so is the big 220v air compressor so I have a giant black cord running along the base of the wall and I switch back and forth. I haven't used a welder with it yet.
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Old 06-15-2017, 09:57 PM
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When do you move in Joe? I need to know when to have a nice full turbo setup ready for delivery.
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Old 06-15-2017, 10:34 PM
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Originally Posted by sixshooter View Post
I'd run a huge 220v extension cord through the house to the dryer outlet in a pinch.
I did a similar thing in my apartment in Carlsbad, CA. Paralleled into the stove outlet (which was against a wall shared with the garage), drilled a hole through, and terminated it at an old-work box under the workbench. They didn't ding me for it on the security deposit, so it was a win.

I'll definitely need to run a workbench circuit in the new place, and parking a 220v outlet under the box will be easy.


On the 3-phase subject: Several years ago, the former owner of the company I worked for at the time was building a new house in Big Bear, CA. This was the guy who always had to have the coolest toys. I made a wisecrack remark about "any trouble with the 3-phase run?" to which he replied with a perfectly serious and detailed description of the concrete pour for the transformer, and the comings-and-goings which he'd had with the power company to get it fired up. I couldn't help but laugh.


Sidebar: I'm a little weirded out by the fact that all the houses here seem to be made principally out of wood. Is that normal?




Originally Posted by shuiend View Post
When do you move in Joe? I need to know when to have a nice full turbo setup ready for delivery.
Mid July.

Gonna be a bit before I'm ready to consider turbocharging on this one. I've got a lot of deferred maintenance to catch up with on this car. Wouldn't be at all surprised if my timing belt looks like aidandj's bud's, the transmission is making angry noises, and I assume the clutch disc is down to the rivets. And I swear by Allah that I will fix this ******* brake caliper rattle...


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aidandj's bud's
He finally got it out of my yard yesterday. The timing belt tensioner Bolt was so far destroyed that we actually had to put a helicoil into the block where it bolts in. And then had to salvage the timing tensioner bolt off my Miata. Which is in pieces in my garage.

Picture of my fiance's new Miata and my cat.


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Old 06-15-2017, 11:14 PM
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I approve of the fiance and the Miata.

Not so much the cat.
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So why did the guy get 3 phase to his house over some sort of converter.
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It might not be as exciting as an engagement, but I've graduated uni today. Thank ****.
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Originally Posted by aidandj View Post
So why did the guy get 3 phase to his house over some sort of converter.
Because he made some pretty decent cash when Harris bought the company, and like I said, always had to have the coolest toys. This was for his refrigerator (yes, serious) and running a rotary converter 24/7 would have involved maintenance. Far easier just to pay a silly amount of money to have lines run up the mountain.
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It might not be as exciting as an engagement, but I've graduated uni today. Thank ****.
Congrats!
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It might not be as exciting as an engagement, but I've graduated uni today. Thank ****.
Congrats! Now what?
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Originally Posted by sixshooter View Post
Congrats! Now what?
​​​​​​​He can go back home and finish his miata.
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I like this, lots of good news in this thread, conga rats to everyone.
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Originally Posted by olderguy View Post
Congrats!
Thanks
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Congrats! Now what?
Watch half my student loan get wiped, then cry about what's remaining. Then complain about there being no jobs for a while I guess.

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He can go back home and finish his miata.
This stupid island is my home now. My miata will never be finished, I'm even contemplating selling all my go-fast parts (again)...

But first LM24 hours this weekend yay
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Old 06-17-2017, 12:03 PM
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Originally Posted by DNMakinson View Post
I think SC is worse. But really, we are seeing it everywhere.
To put it in perspective, fatness in NC has made the news in NYC:
‘You’re too big of a girl’: Salon owner accused of refusing pedicures to overweight women
POSTED 9:21 AM, JUNE 17, 2017, BY TRIBUNE MEDIA WIRE


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CHARLOTTE, N.C. — A North Carolina woman says she is being discriminated against after being turned away for a pedicure based on her size.

Tiffany Nelson said when she walked through the doors of QC Nails for a pedicure, she was told, "No, we're not doing that anymore for you. Our chairs will break, you're too big of a girl to sit in our chairs."

"That's not okay," Nelson told WCNC-TV. "It's not okay to body shame people. It's not okay to discriminate against anyone."

She said weight should not determine whether a person is granted service.

"My heart just hurts for other women who don't know what to do or who are afraid to speak up. You should be happy just the way you are," Nelson said.

It is not against the law for a private business owner to deny service if weight will damage their property.

However, Nelson said she believes that the new weight limit policy should be posted for all customers to see before entering the nail salon.

The owner told a reporter he does plan to post signs as soon as he finds out the maximum weight limit from the manufacturer of his spa chairs.

A similar incident made national news after a nail salon owner in Tennessee also banned obese customers after he says a couple of expensive spa chairs were broken by their weight, costing him more than $2,200.
Good for you, business owner. Fat people have no right to damage your property with their unhealthy lifestyle choices.
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It's one thing to be a little heavy. Hell, even moderately overweight. But to weigh half again to more than double healthy body weight is just wrong.

And YES, you should be shamed until you stop stuffing your fat, ugly face, pig.
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Question: Why have almost every car model from every manufacturer gone to flat fender openings since about 2005? For example:

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I have spent the last three weeks or so in Europe (Sweden, Norway, and Germany specifically), and the number of obese people I have seen are 0, and you can count the number of overweight people I've seen on one hand. Big change from Indiana lol.
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