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The FReeper Foxhole - Memorial Day - May 26, 2008
May 26, 2008 | snippy and samwolf

Posted on 05/26/2008 7:03:26 AM PDT by snippy_about_it



Lord,

Keep our Troops forever in Your care

Give them victory over the enemy...

Grant them a safe and swift return...

Bless those who mourn the lost.

Amen.
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FReepers from the Foxhole join in prayer
for all those serving their country at this time.



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"Changing the date merely to create three-day weekends has undermined the very meaning of the day. No doubt, this has contributed greatly to the general public's nonchalant observance of Memorial Day." -- VFW 2002 Memorial Day address

Memorial Day used to be a solemn day of mourning, a sacred day of remembrance to honor those who paid the ultimate price for our freedoms. Businesses closed for the day. Towns held parades honoring the fallen, the parade routes often times ending at a local cemetery, where Memorial Day speeches were given and prayers offered up. People took the time that day to clean and decorate with flowers and flags the graves of those the fell in service to their country.

Unfortunately, when Congress made Memorial day into a mandatory three-day weekend in with the National Holiday Act of 1971 (P.L. 90 - 363), it made it all the easier for us to be distracted from the spirit and meaning of the day.





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To: Professional Engineer
Looks like a snug as a bug sleeping arrangement with two kids, mom and dad for sure......LOL !

Red oak varnished finish gets my vote ! Good job !

All fun !

151 posted on 08/03/2008 8:28:15 AM PDT by Squantos (Be polite. Be professional. But, have a plan to kill everyone you meet)
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To: Squantos

Family projects rock! I don’t know what I’d do without my “crew”! :-)


152 posted on 08/03/2008 9:27:30 AM PDT by hiredhand
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To: snippy_about_it

It’s coming together quickly. Only doors and the galley left for major assemblies.


153 posted on 08/03/2008 12:47:29 PM PDT by Professional Engineer (www.pinupsforvets.com)
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To: alfa6

There’s a Scout campout in Sept. Don’t know the final date yet, but I’m hoping we’re the talk of the campground.


154 posted on 08/03/2008 12:49:00 PM PDT by Professional Engineer (www.pinupsforvets.com)
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To: Squantos

Might get mom, or dad and two kids. If we all go, it’ll be girls in the tear and guys in the tent.


155 posted on 08/03/2008 12:50:04 PM PDT by Professional Engineer (www.pinupsforvets.com)
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To: Professional Engineer

Still gonna be fun !

Stay safe !


156 posted on 08/03/2008 1:19:39 PM PDT by Squantos (Be polite. Be professional. But, have a plan to kill everyone you meet)
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To: Samwise
Hobbit Lass came in from an exciting night, jumped on my bed, and couldn’t stop talking about her evening. I remembered you telling me that your daughters did that. :^)

Gosh I just love that!!! Isn't that the most awesome thing? :-D

I spent 2 weeks in Alabama with my oldest daughter (she's 32 now) and the grandkids. The first week I was keeping the grandkids while daughter and s-i-l had an "adult" mini-vacation. Wouldn't ya know it, the 10 year old granddaughter came in to sit on the bed with me and talk at night. It was so cool. Just little girl chitchat. "What was life like when you were my age?" "What was my mom like when she was a girl?" "Black and white TV?!?!?! How could you see things?!?!?"

Aren't those nighttime talks wonderful? Whether it's dates, teenage social things, little girl things, I don't care what the topic I just love those times. :-)

I miss seeing you too. I think of you more than you probably expect. It was so wonderful to see that photo of Hobbit Lass. I've cared for her and prayed for her through things and it was nice to see her so beautiful at a special time in her life. My life has changed so much in the last 3 years. I would never have anticipated these changes as they are but it's wonderful and fulfilling. I wouldn't have thought of myself doing without my cyber-friends for such long periods of time. Now, I have home-town friends that I see almost every day and that too is wonderful in a totally All-American way. Life is good but I still love the opportunities to see all the old friends here. HUGS!!!

157 posted on 08/07/2008 6:11:13 AM PDT by Wneighbor
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To: Samwise; Professional Engineer; Peanut Gallery; snippy_about_it; SAMWolf
We need to have a foxhole-moot—at Snippy’s!

That would be fun!!! Dunno if I could be free to fly off for such things anymore but I loved moots!!!

158 posted on 08/07/2008 6:13:18 AM PDT by Wneighbor
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To: Professional Engineer

Golly! Ya’ll are gonna be able to take that little trailer for a moot soon. Hmmmmm......


159 posted on 08/07/2008 6:14:44 AM PDT by Wneighbor
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To: Wneighbor; Samwise; Professional Engineer; All
We need to have a foxhole-moot—at Snippy’s!

Our door foxhole is always open! Y'all come!

160 posted on 08/07/2008 2:58:27 PM PDT by snippy_about_it (The FReeper Foxhole. America's history, America's soul.)
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To: snippy_about_it; SAMWolf; Samwise; alfa6; Iris7; Peanut Gallery; Wneighbor

Ya’ll aren’t gonna believe these models. Not airplanes, but SERIOUSLY cool.

http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=6253734632034016208


161 posted on 08/20/2008 7:49:58 PM PDT by Professional Engineer (www.pinupsforvets.com)
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To: Professional Engineer

I wish I had his patience.

I don’t know if you should show the Spiderboy that video. You might come home from work and find the teardrop turned into a dozer :-)

Regards

alfa6 ;>}


162 posted on 08/20/2008 8:13:28 PM PDT by alfa6 (One mans magic is another mans engineering... L.L.)
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To: Professional Engineer
I note from Mr. 6 reminded me I haven't posted a Project Teardrop update in a while.

The roof has been attached. Photobucket

Bittygirl has moved in already.

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I have picked fenders finally. Still gotta figure out the attachment method.

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We've also built some doors.

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Now, it's on to the galley. No, that's not a cup of Darksheare's Coffee on the galley shelf.

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163 posted on 08/20/2008 8:14:49 PM PDT by Professional Engineer (www.pinupsforvets.com)
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To: alfa6

That would be a shock for sure.


164 posted on 08/20/2008 8:17:32 PM PDT by Professional Engineer (www.pinupsforvets.com)
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To: snippy_about_it; SAMWolf; Samwise; alfa6; Iris7; Peanut Gallery; Wneighbor

Project Teardrop update ping.


165 posted on 08/20/2008 8:18:38 PM PDT by Professional Engineer (www.pinupsforvets.com)
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To: Professional Engineer

Very cool. If that were Darksheare’s coffee you’d have to keep the children away!


166 posted on 08/21/2008 2:59:47 PM PDT by snippy_about_it (The FReeper Foxhole. America's history, America's soul.)
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To: Professional Engineer

Wow. And the treads were made of wood!


167 posted on 08/21/2008 3:04:27 PM PDT by snippy_about_it (The FReeper Foxhole. America's history, America's soul.)
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To: Professional Engineer; Peanut Gallery; Samwise

Looks like ya’ll are fixin’ to be on yer way!

FYI all. I now have internet in the house where I’m living. I’m connected to the rest of the world again. wow.


168 posted on 08/25/2008 7:30:11 PM PDT by Wneighbor
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To: Wneighbor

It’d be going a bit faster if’n I weren’t slowed down a touch by a cracked rib.

I somehow managed to make it 43 years without ever breaking a bone, so I just HAD to celebrate my birthday my fracturing a rib.


169 posted on 08/26/2008 4:58:14 PM PDT by Professional Engineer (www.pinupsforvets.com)
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To: Professional Engineer; Peanut Gallery
I somehow managed to make it 43 years without ever breaking a bone, so I just HAD to celebrate my birthday my fracturing a rib.

OH NO!!!!!!!!! I'm so sorry to hear that. I feel your pain. I made it to my 40's with no broken bones, then it was 2 in a row.... LOL

Hope you're feeling a bit better. Maybe the ragged edge of jabbing pain is gone - or you have good drugs.

Tell msdrby "hi" if she doesn't see this. I'm still livin' down close to her family's neck o' the woods.

170 posted on 08/27/2008 5:30:55 AM PDT by Wneighbor
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To: Wneighbor

‘mornin ‘neighbor! I have been wrapped up in preparing for my brother’s wedding. Yes... you heard it. He is officially off the market. Nuptials are this coming Sunday at the Crescent Hotel in Dallas. We also have a family reunion next weekend in Granbury. I know (brother) planned it this way on purpose, but it’s a lot of running around! Seriously though, we are all very happy for him. He picked a good one.


171 posted on 08/27/2008 6:42:42 AM PDT by Peanut Gallery ("An armed society is a polite society.")
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To: Peanut Gallery

Hey! I’m so glad to see you! I finally got internet in the same house where I’m living. I have not been able to keep up with who’s posting or what’s going on.

Congratulations to your brother! I am tickled pink to hear he found somebody nice. Can’t imagine all that work with a wedding and family reunion on the same weekend. We have our annual family reunion this weekend too. It’s a combination of in Morgan and Godley. One place one day the other the next - except I get mixed up on which is which. LOL - I am cleaning house like an obsessive/compulsive person this week cause my mom is coming for the weekend.

Guess it wouldn’t mean much to tell your brother I said those congratulations. He wouldn’t have a clue who that was from. But, you’ve talked about him so much that I feel like I know him and am very happy for him.

So, what are you doing with your life when you aren’t being the wedding planner?


172 posted on 08/27/2008 7:44:48 AM PDT by Wneighbor
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To: Wneighbor; SAMWolf; snippy_about_it; alfa6; Samwise; Soaring Feather; Peanut Gallery; ...
i like it!


173 posted on 08/29/2008 9:09:33 PM PDT by Professional Engineer (www.pinupsforvets.com)
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To: Professional Engineer

Cool. It took me a few seconds but very cool.


174 posted on 08/30/2008 8:02:50 AM PDT by snippy_about_it (The FReeper Foxhole. America's history, America's soul.)
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To: snippy_about_it; SAMWolf; Samwise; Wneighbor; PhilDragoo; alfa6; Valin; Soaring Feather; ...
They grow up too fast update.

Msdrby went to the Chinese outlet store (that one from Bentonville) to get some crochet hooks. So she returned with this...

Bittygirl just got her first bike.

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Checking out these pedal thingies.

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Shakedown cruise.

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And away she goes...

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175 posted on 09/07/2008 3:54:54 PM PDT by Professional Engineer (Caribou...It's what's for dinner.)
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To: Professional Engineer

Lookie at Bittygirl! She’s a natural.

Lovely neighborhood as well.

Thanks for sharing PE!


176 posted on 09/07/2008 5:11:55 PM PDT by AZamericonnie
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To: Professional Engineer; snippy_about_it; SAMWolf; Samwise; Wneighbor; Soaring Feather; All
They grow up too fast

Bittygirl is looking mighty fine there P.E. and Msdrby, I've said it before and I says again, y'all do good work.

How is Project Teardrop movin along? And I hope the Brother's wedding event went well. My congats to him on being insitionalized:-)And congrats to the New Mrs as well.

Last weekend the daughter and I got the "FENCE" up on her retaining wall. It only took us an extra year!!! Pic follows...

Well I gotta run for a bit, this onehanded typing is a might slow. Best to all y'all out there!

Regards

alfa6 ;>}

177 posted on 09/07/2008 5:36:44 PM PDT by alfa6 (One mans magic is another mans engineering... L.L.)
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To: Professional Engineer

Yippee. I expect she’ll be wanting those training wheels off real soon, knowing her!


178 posted on 09/08/2008 2:18:34 PM PDT by snippy_about_it (The FReeper Foxhole. America's history, America's soul.)
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To: Professional Engineer

LOL. Chinese outlet store. I’m going to start using that terminology.


179 posted on 09/08/2008 2:19:40 PM PDT by snippy_about_it (The FReeper Foxhole. America's history, America's soul.)
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To: alfa6

That looks great alfa6.


180 posted on 09/08/2008 2:20:19 PM PDT by snippy_about_it (The FReeper Foxhole. America's history, America's soul.)
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To: snippy_about_it

The “kid” said she has gotten about 1/2 dozen compliments on the color. It is a deep blue, which doesn’t show up well in the pic.

The posts are cedar 4x4s. I only had to drill 24 3/8” holes 6+” deep and then drill 24 3/4” holes 6+” deep to mount all the posts. At least the blocks drilled easy.

I think it took me an hour to quit vibrating:-)

Regards

alfa6 ;>}


181 posted on 09/08/2008 4:04:09 PM PDT by alfa6 (One mans magic is another mans engineering... L.L.)
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To: alfa6

LOL. Should have shook off some pounds! I love the blue the way it shows on my computer, a deep sky blue for me. But then I remember I liked the color your wife chose for your house.


182 posted on 09/08/2008 5:01:22 PM PDT by snippy_about_it (The FReeper Foxhole. America's history, America's soul.)
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To: alfa6; AZamericonnie; Soaring Feather; Wneighbor; SAMWolf; snippy_about_it; Peanut Gallery; All
How is Project Teardrop movin along?

It's moving right along. C-day is the last weekend of the month. We just might make it. She won't be done, but will be campable.

Spiderboy takes a crack with a jigsaw.

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Bittygirl helps tidy up.

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Along the way, I smoked a router bit. The experience was (in my best Bill Murray voice) harsh!

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Fender, wheel and tire selections are done.

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A pile of doors. The hatch still needs to be skinned, but is nearly done.

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A final look before all the "stuff" starts getting hung on her.

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183 posted on 09/08/2008 7:08:36 PM PDT by Professional Engineer (Caribou...It's what's for dinner.)
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To: Professional Engineer

Lookin Good, Tell the Spiderboy and Bittygirl they are doing a good job.

Dad ain’t doin to bad himself, either:-)

Regards

alfa6 ;>}


184 posted on 09/08/2008 8:40:20 PM PDT by alfa6 (One mans magic is another mans engineering... L.L.)
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To: Professional Engineer

It looks so pretty I’d hate to paint it!


185 posted on 09/09/2008 3:43:07 PM PDT by snippy_about_it (The FReeper Foxhole. America's history, America's soul.)
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To: snippy_about_it

Paint???

Soccer Blew!

No ma’am, no paint. The sides will get spar varnish, and the top will but done in cream color tonneau cover vinyl to match my car.


186 posted on 09/09/2008 4:16:32 PM PDT by Professional Engineer (Caribou...It's what's for dinner.)
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To: Professional Engineer

Oh fantastic. I thought you might have to follow some stupid regulation and paint it or cover it with something. I’m happy about it now.


187 posted on 09/09/2008 4:58:30 PM PDT by snippy_about_it (The FReeper Foxhole. America's history, America's soul.)
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It's been a while, so ya'll are probably wondering what happened to Project Teardrop.

Scout Stiff is another name for Working Stiff, aka Spiderboy.

The Princess Helper is Bittygirl's teardrop forum name.

Here we go:
Rose emerges from the cocoon.

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At the campsite. We drove about 60 miles. Nothing fell/blew off. Whew.

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The reason for the trip. This was the last "family" campout before Scout Stiff crosses into the Boy Scouts. The boys here are 6 & 7 yeas old, and getting a neat lesson in Flag ceremony.

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The Stiff carving a mountain from a bar of soap.

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The old fart carved a sailboat. By the end of the trip the boat had acquired gun ports, a stern gallery and poop deck and a forecastle.

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Another view. I took more than a few shots like this. Its' sooo cool.

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The cross slope was wicked. The left wheel here is up on a 4x4 block.

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As you can see on the far wall, the 12 volt electrical is not done.

The Princess fell asleep early. Unfortunately we had the door open and she rolled alot. Right on out onto the ground.

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The Princess shows off her soap "camera" and her Barbie fashion bandaids.

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188 posted on 10/11/2008 7:20:53 AM PDT by Professional Engineer (Caribou...It's what's for dinner.)
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To: Professional Engineer

Excellent!

I saw a small teardrop that I think is for sale yesterday.
I gotta go have a look see.

You all have done well!


189 posted on 10/11/2008 7:30:25 AM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of the Masses Could be Farts)
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To: mylife
I gotta go have a look see.

Cool beans. I'd like to hear the results.

190 posted on 10/11/2008 8:39:57 AM PDT by Professional Engineer (Caribou...It's what's for dinner.)
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To: Professional Engineer

Its a little one, very compact.

Just what I need for overnighters


191 posted on 10/11/2008 8:42:28 AM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of the Masses Could be Farts)
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To: Professional Engineer

Were did you get yer AC unit? are there AC units that will run on propane/Gas?


192 posted on 10/11/2008 8:44:01 AM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of the Masses Could be Farts)
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To: mylife

I don’t have A/C yet, just a fan in the roof.

I’m not sure if any gas fired A/C units are available. Most RV folks with built in A/C use a generator or shore power for them.


193 posted on 10/11/2008 8:55:23 AM PDT by Professional Engineer (Caribou...It's what's for dinner.)
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To: Professional Engineer

Oh. I thought that was a mini AC unit on the roof.

BTW close that vent lid before driving.

I learned the hard way


194 posted on 10/11/2008 9:03:35 AM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of the Masses Could be Farts)
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To: Professional Engineer

I figured that since they have Propane refrigerators(evaporative technology) They must have AC they does the same.

Prolly need a lot of batterys to run that compressor though.

I dont know what I was thinking.
I just want a set up that is as independent as possible for places without services.


195 posted on 10/11/2008 9:07:50 AM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of the Masses Could be Farts)
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To: Professional Engineer

I say ol chap, jolly good show:-)

Reckon ya need to have the working stiff build the Princess Helper a little roll bar that slips under the side odf the mattress:-)

Regards

alfa6 ;>}


196 posted on 10/11/2008 9:18:16 AM PDT by alfa6 (One mans magic is another mans engineering... L.L.)
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To: mylife

A quick google search did not show any propane fired A/C units.

My first job after my extremely short stint at the University of Science, Music and Culture was at a laundromat and car wash. The first thing I had to do everyday was to go up on the roof and add water to the gas fired A/C unit coil. It had a small leak and the guy from the Gas Co said it would most likely take all day to fix it. So he soldered on a fitting to allow us to refill the coil till fall came and he could take the unit down for a day.

Regards

alfa6 ;>}


197 posted on 10/11/2008 9:26:05 AM PDT by alfa6 (One mans magic is another mans engineering... L.L.)
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To: Professional Engineer

If you don’t mind me asking what did it cost and about how many hours to build the Compass Rose? Maybe my daughter that likes to build things would like to make one next year.

At least with a project like this we would not have the house, yard or something else all torn up for the summer:-)

Regards

alfa6 ;>}


198 posted on 10/11/2008 9:28:54 AM PDT by alfa6 (One mans magic is another mans engineering... L.L.)
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To: alfa6

Most of this technology has been around for a very long time


199 posted on 10/11/2008 9:32:12 AM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of the Masses Could be Farts)
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To: mylife

Many of the propane fridge units are being configured to run on electric as well.

I can agree on the self sufficient part. I have 120 volts wired in since many parks have it. I could always run on a generator (if I had one) when off the beaten path.


200 posted on 10/11/2008 3:40:57 PM PDT by Professional Engineer (Caribou...It's what's for dinner.)
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