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Sgt. C.J. Sabre, SASS #46770

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  1. 10 minutes ago, Cypress Sun said:

    It's now a joke between us. Anytime I go to HD, she'll ask me to pick up some metric washers.

    I don't know about that, as off size as most washers seem to be, I think they're selling Metric washers LABELED as SAE.:wacko:

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  2. 1 hour ago, Buckshot Bob said:

    Circle square, board stretcher, wood welder, 8/16 wrench, the apprentice is smart if they bring you a 1/2”, tube of elbow grease, conduit stretcher, left hand screwdriver, wire stretcher”doesn’t work if your on a farm” , bag of amps or ohms, replacement bubble for the level. That’s about all I can remember 


    While in an 81mm mortar platoon, we sent newbies to the armory for a baseplate jack. In the Air Wing, sending them to the Tool Room for 100 feet of flightline or a bucket of propwash was common.

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  3. 34 minutes ago, Subdeacon Joe said:


    In the gas stove thread someone did the OH!!!!,EVS!!! bit.

    Same in the gas furnace thread.

    A post on this thread mentioned electric power and as predictable as sunrise, EVs get trotted out.


    Seems as if any mention of electricity in any way causes 'splody heads about EVs.



    The ONLY reason that EVs get mentioned is because they are already overloading the Grid in some places. NOBODY but YOU gives a crap about them EXCEPT that they, and now stoves and water heater are being pushed on us.

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  4. 1 hour ago, Subdeacon Joe said:

    Is it at all possible for there to be a mention of electricity without someone doing the "OHMYGAWD!!! ELECTRIC VEHICLES!!!!"?  

    This isn't a thread about electric vehicles. it's about people making decisions that the rest of us are going to have to live with. 

    The Grid is ALREADY overloaded, partly because of electric vehicles. NOW, "they" want it overloaded even more. Nobody really CARES about electric vehicles. It's the cumulative effect that they have on those of us who don't want or need them, along with everything else that we're being pushed toward.

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  5. 4 hours ago, Sedalia Dave said:






    1 hour ago, Alpo said:

    That's why we were required to put our name on ours. Pilot complained that there was a strange noise in the nose wheel. Found a mini mag up there. From an A&P 300 miles away.


    FAA had a talk with him. They don't like it when you leave tools inside the aircraft.

    Automotive work is one thing. Aviation is quite another. A misplaced tool can take an A/C right out of the sky. Most times, cars are already on the ground. 

    Two side notes:

    (1) In Naval Aviation, and I presume Army and Air Force, Every tool box has a specific number, and must be checked out of the Tool Room. Further, each tool in the box has IT'S own number. When any job is finished, the tech inventories his tool box, and then a Quality Assurance Inspector does it again. Only when all tools are present can a job be signed off. The tool box will also be inventoried by the Tool Room guy when it's returned. A lost tool can be cause to shut down Flight Ops until it's found.  

    (2) A couple years ago, I found myself with a flat on my work truck, (Freightliner). I found a metal "something" in the tire, but I couldn't get it out. When the Tire Guy showed up and dismounted the tire, it proved to be half of a slip joint plier! Neither one of us could figure out HOW it got into the tire. 

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  6. Just now, DocWard said:


    Wapakoneta is in Ohio? Who knew? :P So that would mean the other astronaut should have the state flag for New Jersey on his shoulder?

    Or, since the moon isn't shown and the size of the earth, it could also be John Glenn, Jim Lovell or Donn Eiselle, who beat Neil into space. All from Ohio. There are a slew of astronauts from Ohio.

    Just goes to show what lengths people will go to get out of this state! (there, I beat someone to it!)

    Too true. I just remember seeing this somewhere else and that it's supposed to be Armstrong. 

    And growing up in Ohio was one of the reasons I now live in Arizona. I wanted out so much I enlisted in the Marine Corps.

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  7. 27 minutes ago, Brazos John said:


    I'm becoming more and more Luddite-like as stores and restaurants try to force me to get their app! My phone screen is too small to read that app crap, anyway!
    Dr. Seuss might say,
    I don't want your app on my phone,
    I don't want your app at my home.
    I don't want your app in my hall,
    I don't want your app crap at all.   


    21 minutes ago, Phantom Falcon, SASS # 46139 said:

    I guess I must be a Luddite: I don't want an electric vehicle and I don't understand my IPhone most of the time. 



    I resemble that remark. There is SOME tech that I like, (my DVR for instance), but I simply don't have a need for a lot of it. Of course I have a confuser, as well as the aforementioned DVR, but not a lot else. People and places, as Brazos John mentioned, keep trying to get me to use their app. I just pull out my flip phone and don't say a word. They get the idea pretty quick. 

    My newest vehicle is a 2006, so not so much in the way of computers in them, at least not compared to today's vehicles. As for EVs, I look at them like I look at most tech, if you want one, go for it. But don't try to push it on ME. EVs may be the future, but they're not there yet. For most people, they're just not practical. 

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