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    Multimeter Inception

    It was so frustrating! I would be testing circuits, etc. and it was zeroed out... but turns out there was a flaky contact on the positive terminal that when moved just a TINY bit in the wrong direction it would connect, disconnect, connect, disconnect. REALLY great when you're trying to see if a...
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    Multimeter Inception

    Ya, I have a bunch of the cheap ones too... but I like this one because it has a nice easy on/off switch, buzzer for continuity, rotating screen, 20A limit, etc., so it was worth it to try and give it a fix.
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    Multimeter Inception

    When you have to use your cheap multimeter to troubleshoot and fix your more expensive multimeter...
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    SUPER Old Lawn Mower Repaired!

    Totally agree!!! It felt good to keep it working and away from potentially ending up in a landfill. All that said, I'm sure my feelings of pride & success would have been replaced with frustration had I not gotten it to work ;)
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    SUPER Old Lawn Mower Repaired!

    What's funny: I didn't expect it to really work so well. In fact, I purchased this new carb kit / replacement fully expecting to have to install it. https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0816MT7YB/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1 It comes with two primer bulbs, and the one I have...
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    SUPER Old Lawn Mower Repaired!

    Oh, and I was able to do some MAJOR tune-ups on my string trimmer carburetor too following this video:
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    SUPER Old Lawn Mower Repaired!

    Videos that were VERY helpful in the process:
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    SUPER Old Lawn Mower Repaired!

    I have a Montgomery Ward lawnmower my Dad bought... at least 30 years ago, probably more. I've been using it as my "weed lawnlower" for the past 10 years. It has run surprisingly well during those years I've owned it, even though I've not taken care of it properly. Each Spring when I pull it...
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    Coronavirus Concern Up

    Thanks y'all for the thoughts. I worry if we keep talking about why this isn't political, it will just become political. So, let's move-on and talk about Covid in a non-political way. I'll start :) Where do y'all fall within the brackets of getting the vaccine? I'm not in any really big risk...
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    Coronavirus Concern Up

    Thank you for your feedback and perspective. Our team will keep this into consideration, and if / when we decide to change our current stance / perspective / rules, we'll let everyone know!
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    Coronavirus Concern Up

    A reminder on the above. If you see a post you think violates our rules, please report it and do NOT reply publicly. If you really need to discuss something with the poster, or another member, that isn't appropriate for the public forum, you can contact the other member(s) privately.
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    Why can't we make articles on this forum? And same with albums.

    Thanks for the question! We've tried those other features on the smaller sites (a handful of times) and they always petered out, and then weren't ever really used, so the expenses of keeping them up / going wasn't worth it. Fortunately, 90% of what you'd do in those other tools can be done in...
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    Been here 10 years

    Regarding the sites being down: We were updating the security on the servers to keep the bad guys out, and unfortunately some legit peeps were blocked in the process. It's a bit of a cat/mouse game with bad-actors on the internet. We try to stay a step ahead and keep them out while letting...
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    Bamboo for Homestead Use

    I've always had high-hopes for bamboo as a cheap / strong building material. I mean, it grows CRAZY fast and is SUPER strong. It just seems like it could be perfect if used properly. I LOVE this guy's videos and the stuff he makes / does with bamboo...
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    Privacy Fencing - Vinyl Fence?

    Great info / thoughts, thanks! I drove by a house that I just noticed has a nice looking vinyl fence, so I'm going to see if my GF likes the way it looks, and if she does, I may knock on the peep's door and ask which one it is, how they like it.
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