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DIY Home Repair Forum: Framing and Foundation 09-08-2014, 05:52 PM
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Posted By Wuzzat?
That's in "Then you see if this fits your...

That's in
"Then you see if this fits your application"

Another thing is that the formulas use beam loading per linear inch and the floor rating is in pounds per sq. ft. and so you need to know...
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Chit-Chat 09-08-2014, 03:40 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 338
Posted By Wuzzat?
I haven't yet seen Clive Owen in a movie I didn't...

I haven't yet seen Clive Owen in a movie I didn't like.
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Chit-Chat 09-08-2014, 02:17 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 261
Posted By Wuzzat?
So, beyond a reasonable doubt nine eleven ...

So,
beyond a reasonable doubt
nine eleven
was not
an inside job
x 5.

My survey failed as a measurement tool, but thanks anyway! :D

"However, the Pearl Harbor advance-knowledge conspiracy...
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Chit-Chat 09-08-2014, 01:06 PM
Replies: 196
Views: 2,693
Posted By Wuzzat?
"Once upon a time an evil witch visits a kingdom...

"Once upon a time an evil witch visits a kingdom and poisons the central well with a potion that drives people mad. The next morning all who drink from that well go crazy. The king, however, knew...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Framing and Foundation 09-08-2014, 01:02 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 430
Posted By Wuzzat?
The LVL people will probably give you span...

The LVL people will probably give you span tables. From there you can figure the modulus of elasticity and fiber strength. Then you see if this fits your application.
Not so easy and a lot rides...
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Chit-Chat 09-08-2014, 12:59 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 338
Posted By Wuzzat?
Too bad, because a substantial part of the real...

Too bad, because a substantial part of the real content of the movie was the deep conversations that he had with Woody.

BTW, I think Matthew's character was an example of Asperger's syndrome...
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Chit-Chat 09-08-2014, 11:08 AM
Replies: 196
Views: 2,693
Posted By Wuzzat?
100 ml of rum with 300 ml of milk mixed with two...

100 ml of rum with 300 ml of milk mixed with two heaping teaspoonfuls of powdered sugar.

It's not having much effect, either from the fat content of the milk or because I am currently mentally...
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Chit-Chat 09-08-2014, 10:49 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 261
Posted By Wuzzat?
Somebody say nine eleven?

I am not Pew Research but I am so arrogant that I believe I can conduct a valid survey. :D

Let's say there are five standards of evidence:
-some credible evidence
-substantial evidence
-more...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Framing and Foundation 09-07-2014, 03:39 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 430
Posted By Wuzzat?
I've asked for help online from makers of wood...

I've asked for help online from makers of wood products, plywood, LVLs, etc. and they gave me links to assist me. I'm kind of surprised at the way they are treating you.
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Chit-Chat 09-07-2014, 10:53 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 236
Posted By Wuzzat?
If you are a minority in the US

watch out
http://www.washingtonpost.com/sf/investigative/2014/09/06/stop-and-seize/
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Chit-Chat 09-07-2014, 10:24 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 338
Posted By Wuzzat?
My wife and I watch a lot of movies

and "True Detective" with Woody, Matthew and Michelle is one of the best I've seen, for many different reasons.

The only technical error I could find was that a guy who should have known better...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Framing and Foundation 09-07-2014, 09:27 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 430
Posted By Wuzzat?
I can just give general guidelines based on the...

I can just give general guidelines based on the formulas.
A complete analysis is pretty tedious but the International Residential Code has tables if you use conventional lumber.
Bolting lumber...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Electrical and Wiring 09-06-2014, 04:53 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 586
Posted By Wuzzat?
Had an officemate like you, once. He thought he...

Had an officemate like you, once. He thought he was John Wayne. :D

I handled him in the only way he was not prepared to deal with; I didn't speak to him at all.
It took him 18 months to find...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Framing and Foundation 09-06-2014, 03:25 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 430
Posted By Wuzzat?
For a distributed load and the same deflection at...

For a distributed load and the same deflection at midspan, a 17' beam has to be (17/13)^3 = 2.2x stronger than a 13' beam.

http://www.engineersedge.com/beam_bending/beam_bending1.htm

If you...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Electrical and Wiring 09-06-2014, 11:01 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 586
Posted By Wuzzat?
Since the average U.S. house pulls a kw, the...

Since the average U.S. house pulls a kw, the service should be for one kw and the very infrequent 50 kw peak loads would be handled by the flywheel/generator arrangement in your basement.
It spins...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Electrical and Wiring 09-06-2014, 07:04 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 586
Posted By Wuzzat?
I thought I'd be hearing from you :D It was just...

I thought I'd be hearing from you :D It was just a question of, How soon?
DIY Home Repair Forum: Electrical and Wiring 09-05-2014, 02:26 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 586
Posted By Wuzzat?
You may want to call your PoCo. Your power grid...

You may want to call your PoCo. Your power grid may be able to deliver 200 amp and 240v +/- 5% or 10% to your service only part of the time, perhaps depending on what power your neighbors are...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Bricks, Masonry and Concrete 08-31-2014, 06:07 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 666
Posted By Wuzzat?
If you can make the area muddy and keep it muddy,...

If you can make the area muddy and keep it muddy, a rented 240v slurry pump may be able to pipe this eight cubic yard (with water, maybe 20 cu. yds.) mixture elsewhere.

But where?
DIY Home Repair Forum: Pest Control 08-31-2014, 03:54 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 332
Posted By Wuzzat?
Have neighbors stand at the holes with bats,...

Have neighbors stand at the holes with bats, sacks and video cams, then flood the tunnel network.
The resulting commotion should look something like this, but with people...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Roofing and Siding 08-31-2014, 11:05 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 375
Posted By Wuzzat?
How do you know that the corrugated underground...

How do you know that the corrugated underground pipe was supposed to carry the rainwater to somewhere else?

Women will not go for the arrangement in the photo. :(
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 08-31-2014, 10:59 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 311
Posted By Wuzzat?
How to tell if it's load bearing? Stretch a...

How to tell if it's load bearing? Stretch a horizontal line across the top and check for sag relative to the line? Or just sight along the top.

If it were undamaged wood and wedged in tight I'd...
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 08-31-2014, 07:32 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 311
Posted By Wuzzat?
I've done plinth blocks for smaller areas.

I've done plinth blocks for smaller areas.
DIY Home Repair Forum: Flooring 08-29-2014, 05:18 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 313
Posted By Wuzzat?
You have quite an Internet presence and the...

You have quite an Internet presence and the Internet is not so benign.

Good luck and be careful.
DIY Home Repair Forum: Electrical and Wiring 08-29-2014, 02:49 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 462
Posted By Wuzzat?
Worst case, you can use this existing wiring to...

Worst case, you can use this existing wiring to power 12vac sconce bulbs but then you'd need a fused transformer somewhere.
With the skinny wires and heavy current the bulbs would see less than 12...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Plumbing Forum 08-29-2014, 10:43 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 632
Posted By Wuzzat?
With a helper torqueing the valve shaft in either...

With a helper torqueing the valve shaft in either direction or both and another standing by at some shutoff valve somewhere upstream,
try-
Heating (with a candle flame) or
cooling (freezemist in...
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