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by SteveHGraham
Thu Oct 18, 2018 10:59 am
Forum: The Junk Drawer
Topic: Rant about Home Depot
Replies: 67
Views: 1522

Re: Rant about Home Depot

A strep test from a drugstore costs something like $160, total, without insurance. Same test.

The drugstore I used to use was about three miles from Home Depot. Now I can say I have some Home Depot content.
by SteveHGraham
Thu Oct 18, 2018 8:35 am
Forum: The Junk Drawer
Topic: Rant about Home Depot
Replies: 67
Views: 1522

Re: Rant about Home Depot

Don't start about healthcare. I went to a doc in the box in a strip mall for a strep throat test, which is a 5-minute in-office procedure that costs the provider very little and carries nearly zero risk of lawsuits. They charged me $50 and Aetna $600. Healthcare is expensive because providers charge...
by SteveHGraham
Wed Oct 17, 2018 6:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Wooden Grinder Spacers
Replies: 6
Views: 173

Wooden Grinder Spacers

The other day, I replaced my white grinder wheels with CBN. When I took the old wheels off the grinder, two beautiful aluminum spacers fell out. I had forgotten all about them. I refused to use the crummy plastic spacers that were available, so I made my own. I thought about that today when I saw a ...
by SteveHGraham
Wed Oct 17, 2018 6:41 pm
Forum: The Junk Drawer
Topic: What is This Thing?
Replies: 10
Views: 228

Re: What is This Thing?

Rather poop in a bucket.
by SteveHGraham
Wed Oct 17, 2018 12:31 pm
Forum: The Junk Drawer
Topic: What is This Thing?
Replies: 10
Views: 228

Re: What is This Thing?

I have never heard of septic pumps. Sounds horrible

It appears that this thing is an indexing valve, which is a primitive and unreliable tool for shifting between zones when using sprinklers.
by SteveHGraham
Tue Oct 16, 2018 5:57 pm
Forum: The Junk Drawer
Topic: What is This Thing?
Replies: 10
Views: 228

Re: What is This Thing?

I think it may be an "indexing valve."
by SteveHGraham
Tue Oct 16, 2018 5:47 pm
Forum: The Junk Drawer
Topic: What is This Thing?
Replies: 10
Views: 228

What is This Thing?

I have two of these in my yard, right next to each other. I thought they were manifolds for the pool. Wild guess. Now I'm not so sure. Any clues? Mine have pressure gauges on them.
by SteveHGraham
Tue Oct 16, 2018 2:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Layout dye
Replies: 22
Views: 452

Re: Layout dye

I like the contrast of a blue Sharpie, because metal is grey, not blue.
by SteveHGraham
Tue Oct 16, 2018 1:59 pm
Forum: Home Shop CNC
Topic: Are 3D Printers Finally Practical?
Replies: 22
Views: 1498

Re: Are 3D Printers Finally Practical?

I can't tell you "exactly," because I don't remember, but basically, the software refuses to see the printer.
by SteveHGraham
Tue Oct 16, 2018 11:23 am
Forum: Home Shop CNC
Topic: Are 3D Printers Finally Practical?
Replies: 22
Views: 1498

Re: Are 3D Printers Finally Practical?

I lowered my expectations of 3D printing so much that I'm impressed with what I'm getting. I think that is key. Reminds me of a story my grandfather told. He was a judge in Eastern Kentucky. A man he knew came up to him on the street and complained that he couldn't find a wife. My grandfather told ...
by SteveHGraham
Tue Oct 16, 2018 11:19 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Layout dye
Replies: 22
Views: 452

Re: Layout dye

I started using blue Sharpies, and now I hate Dykem.
by SteveHGraham
Tue Oct 16, 2018 11:16 am
Forum: The Junk Drawer
Topic: Rant about Home Depot
Replies: 67
Views: 1522

Re: Rant about Home Depot

A friend of mine was in the oil business. He told me heating oil was diesel. He said refiners put red dye in it. People would call his company to place orders, and they would say, "I don't care where you get it. Just make sure it's red."