Re: [MBZ] OT Indy COVID vaccine logistics

2021-03-08 Thread Curt Raymond via Mercedes
Out of curiosity I went and checked how it works in MA. We're currently in phase 2 of 3, folks 65+, those who have 2 co-morbidities, healthcare workers, etc. you get the idea. Phase 3 is expected to start in April which, supposedly is going to open the cattle call. I saw somebody getting the

Re: [MBZ] Problems with our '93 300D

2021-03-08 Thread Curt Raymond via Mercedes
filter.  Once that was changed all was well again. On Mon, Mar 8, 2021 at 11:07 AM Curt Raymond via Mercedes wrote:  I actually had something similar happen with every MB I owned, most especially with my '85 190D. I thought I was in real trouble, engine lost all power on a long hill. I

Re: [MBZ] OT Indy COVID vaccine logistics

2021-03-08 Thread Curt Raymond via Mercedes
efine what the medical conditions are that qualify you. ??? -D > On Mar 8, 2021, at 11:08 AM, Curt Raymond via Mercedes > wrote: > > I suspect this is similar to New Jersey's unemployment system, never intended > to handle the load that its being subjected to. In fact I'm not s

Re: [MBZ] OT Indy COVID vaccine logistics

2021-03-08 Thread Curt Raymond via Mercedes
I suspect this is similar to New Jersey's unemployment system, never intended to handle the load that its being subjected to. In fact I'm not sure, for COVID vaccine booking, that you could possibly build a system up to the task, especially somewhere like Florida... -Curt On Monday, March

Re: [MBZ] Problems with our '93 300D

2021-03-08 Thread Curt Raymond via Mercedes
I actually had something similar happen with every MB I owned, most especially with my '85 190D. I thought I was in real trouble, engine lost all power on a long hill. I started to pull over, then a huge cloud of smoke and suddenly all the power was back and then some, it ran like a new car...

Re: [MBZ] OT Indy COVID vaccine logistics

2021-03-07 Thread Curt Raymond via Mercedes
It's a nursing home though. Good bet just about everybody there is over 80 and has serious co-morbidities. Otherwise they wouldn't be in a nursing home. Healthy people don't go there... -Curt On Sunday, March 7, 2021, 9:31:16 PM EST, Rick Knoble via Mercedes wrote: 90% survival

Re: [MBZ] Over the Top?

2021-03-07 Thread Curt Raymond via Mercedes
ike a 2021 version of City Slickers? AZBob Sent from my iPhone > On Mar 7, 2021, at 7:12 PM, Curt Raymond via Mercedes > wrote: > >  LOL, Angie and I have been joking about getting tourists to come to Maine > for a "real farm experience!""Mow the grass, pull the

Re: [MBZ] Over the Top?

2021-03-07 Thread Curt Raymond via Mercedes
LOL, Angie and I have been joking about getting tourists to come to Maine for a "real farm experience!""Mow the grass, pull the weeds, shovel poop, live like a real farmer!" Get some rubes to pay us to come do heavy labor... ;) -Curt On Sunday, March 7, 2021, 9:56:59 AM EST, Andrew

Re: [MBZ] Nothing *issues me off worse...

2021-03-07 Thread Curt Raymond via Mercedes
Like a smoked half duck? I've never heard of such a thing. How was it? I'll have to ask my buddy with the BBQ truck if he would do one for me. -Curt On Sunday, March 7, 2021, 9:37:39 AM EST, Jim Cathey via Mercedes wrote: I just ordered a 1/2 chicken in Missoula last weekend, and, of

Re: [MBZ] O.T. How Soon We Forget

2021-03-07 Thread Curt Raymond via Mercedes
We don't have any sidewalks or road surfaces left from that era, the frost has ripped them all to pieces. That said we do have a lot of buildings and other structures like dams from them. -Curt On Sunday, March 7, 2021, 1:38:39 AM EST, Bob Rentfro via Mercedes wrote: My neighborhood

Re: [MBZ] Nothing *issues me off worse...

2021-03-06 Thread Curt Raymond via Mercedes
A couple years ago we went to Martin's BBQ in Nashville, fortunately thats a place where you order before you sit. They were out of almost everything but I managed to score spareribs that were amazing. We got brisket from my buddy Jon last week. He has a food truck in NH. I texted ahead,

Re: [MBZ] W116/W126 300SDs

2021-03-06 Thread Curt Raymond via Mercedes
The thing about an OBDII car is that the computers talk to each other and share diagnostic information that is actually useful. Using the computer you can target your troubleshooting so you don't need to shotgun parts. Think of the computer as a particular kind of wrench... -Curt On

Re: [MBZ] This Has It All

2021-03-05 Thread Curt Raymond via Mercedes
Gads, temptation is everywhere. With us driving a lot less I've been thinking we don't really need 3 vehicles and really don't need 2 high MPG vehicles. This leads to dumb ideas... -Curt On Friday, March 5, 2021, 2:20:14 PM EST, Dan Penoff via Mercedes wrote: ML320 4Matic diesel with

Re: [MBZ] Fwd: Rare 66 250SE mercedes

2021-03-05 Thread Curt Raymond via Mercedes
Don't tempt me. Stupid ideas are already floating in my head... -Curt On Friday, March 5, 2021, 11:11:47 AM EST, Dimitri Seretakis via Mercedes wrote: Somebody needs Buy that car. Euro spec manual transmission! Sent from my iPhone > On Mar 5, 2021, at 9:50 AM, Dan Penoff via

Re: [MBZ] Nice 280SE-- 1978 Vintage Mercedes S-Class - $4, 000 (Charlotte)

2021-03-05 Thread Curt Raymond via Mercedes
That '78 240D that Dwight/Dimitri and I passed around had that interior. I like it. I do not like that exterior color and those wheel arches... -Curt On Friday, March 5, 2021, 10:51:30 AM EST, Dan Penoff via Mercedes wrote: Looks like tobacco. -D > On Mar 5, 2021, at 10:05 AM,

Re: [MBZ] OT who was looking for a small, cheap utility truck?

2021-03-04 Thread Curt Raymond via Mercedes
That looks like a good deal. Finally somebody know knows how to clean the car before taking pictures... -Curt On Thursday, March 4, 2021, 1:39:26 PM EST, Allan Streib via Mercedes wrote: https://bloomington.craigslist.org/cto/d/clear-creek-2003-dodge-dakota/7286190620.html Curt

Re: [MBZ] OT who was looking for a small, cheap utility truck?

2021-03-03 Thread Curt Raymond via Mercedes
Something is seriously wrong with it at that price. Evaporated frame maybe? Curt Sent from Yahoo Mail on Android On Wed, Mar 3, 2021 at 4:47 PM, Allan Streib via Mercedes wrote: https://bloomington.craigslist.org/cto/d/cannelburg-toyota-tacoma/7285818810.html Allan Streib writes: >

Re: [MBZ] I did A Thing

2021-03-03 Thread Curt Raymond via Mercedes
Put a can of SeaFoam gas additive in it, best stuff I've ever seen for dissolving gas residue. -Curt On Wednesday, March 3, 2021, 2:56:47 PM EST, Buggered Benzmail via Mercedes wrote: Went to look at this 97E420. Max met me there on his lunch brake.  Fairly clean, interior pretty

Re: [MBZ] Wife body kits

2021-03-02 Thread Curt Raymond via Mercedes
Take the air out of the tires... -Curt On Tuesday, March 2, 2021, 7:14:32 AM EST, Buggered Benzmail via Mercedes wrote: Cheapest easiest way to lower my ‘74 240d And do they make wife body kits for these cars --FT Sent from iPhone ___

Re: [MBZ] Fwd: Mercedes

2021-03-02 Thread Curt Raymond via Mercedes
Maybe "running" means "It moved when towed up onto the rollback." -Curt On Tuesday, March 2, 2021, 9:26:57 AM EST, Frederick Moir via Mercedes wrote: Ran when parked, really? -- Forwarded message - From: Date: Tue, Mar 2, 2021 at 9:24 AM Subject: Mercedes To:

Re: [MBZ] Common sense seems to be lacking at home

2021-03-02 Thread Curt Raymond via Mercedes
#4 birdshot in lead is 135 pellets per ounce. It's probably not deadly but a load of it would have a STRONG deterrent effect. Within 5-10 feet of the muzzle those pellets are all clumped together and will put serious hurt on whatever you hit. After about 30 feet the pellets aren't going to

Re: [MBZ] OT snowmobiles

2021-03-01 Thread Curt Raymond via Mercedes
Pretty neat. We've been to http://www.nhsnowmobilemuseum.com/ which I think is, or at least was, the only state funded snowmobile museum in the US. -Curt On Monday, March 1, 2021, 5:33:47 PM EST, Randy Bennell via Mercedes wrote: https://www.snowmobilemuseum.com/index.php?page=Home

Re: [MBZ] OT: Squirrels in the bird feeder

2021-03-01 Thread Curt Raymond via Mercedes
No footage of cats, barely any footage of it outside, no proof at all "trust me". Sure, right. Maybe cats are different... -Curt On Monday, March 1, 2021, 5:26:30 PM EST, Andrew Strasfogel wrote: Joe Teck likes this one:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ztb_vpWMG00 On Mon, Mar 1,

Re: [MBZ] OT: Squirrels in the bird feeder

2021-03-01 Thread Curt Raymond via Mercedes
Shawn Woods says the mouse repellers are a scam: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PW8FbXRCF9U A pellet gun works good. I got an RWS 3500 last year, it'll put 5 pellets pretty much in one ragged hole. -Curt On Monday, March 1, 2021, 4:08:46 PM EST, Andrew Strasfogel via Mercedes wrote:

Re: [MBZ] Editorial: To save the planet from climate change, gas guzzlers have to die

2021-03-01 Thread Curt Raymond via Mercedes
Dunno, they're probably going to attract fruitcakes... -Curt On Monday, March 1, 2021, 3:02:11 PM EST, OK Don via Mercedes wrote: To reduce the losses from the transmission lines, the thorium reactors should be close to the points of use. I want one in my backyard --- On Mon, Mar 1,

Re: [MBZ] Editorial: To save the planet from climate change, gas guzzlers have to die

2021-03-01 Thread Curt Raymond via Mercedes
There's also transportation as a loss in the case of petroleum. Also spillage... Very difficult to really compare them. -Curt On Monday, March 1, 2021, 12:15:33 PM EST, Jim Cathey via Mercedes wrote: Last I heard, the electrical grid was only something like 50% efficient. There is

Re: [MBZ] I guess early 123 diesels did have pull start knobs

2021-03-01 Thread Curt Raymond via Mercedes
On snowmobiles after about 1975 the "choke" is actually a fuel enrichner. The "choke" lever opens another jet from the carb into the intake. It doesn't actually choke (limit air) at all, it adds fuel... -Curt On Sunday, February 28, 2021, 10:15:44 PM EST, Dwight Giles via Mercedes wrote:

Re: [MBZ] OT: Return of the VW Pickup, on a Ford Focus platform?

2021-02-28 Thread Curt Raymond via Mercedes
Amarok. I'd absolutely have one with the 2.0l TDI engine. Of course if they brought it here it would be bloated out with leather and stupid options and $60,000... -Curt On Sunday, February 28, 2021, 9:48:18 PM EST, Buggered Benzmail via Mercedes wrote: VW have their own pickup. Saw

Re: [MBZ] OT: Return of the VW Pickup, on a Ford Focus platform?

2021-02-28 Thread Curt Raymond via Mercedes
I wonder if Ford sees that nobody is filling that mini-truck market any more and figures they can lead the pack back to it. In a world with $4 gas again... -Curt On Sunday, February 28, 2021, 9:36:19 PM EST, Mitch Haley via Mercedes wrote:

Re: [MBZ] Question For Max or Floyd

2021-02-27 Thread Curt Raymond via Mercedes
In MA you're allowed to move your plate to a vehicle you just bought, I think you have 7 days to get to the DMV and move the plate before "big trouble" ensues. Every pickup truck we've bought we just moved the plate from the trade in to the new one, worked it out with the DMV in a day or

Re: [MBZ] Question For Max or Floyd

2021-02-27 Thread Curt Raymond via Mercedes
Just an FYI MA does not sell temporary plates and, at least in theory, does not recognize temporary plates form other states. I'm reasonably sure the police ignore temp plates on cars unless they have some other reason to nab you. -Curt On Saturday, February 27, 2021, 7:49:12 PM EST,

Re: [MBZ] Oil for OM602

2021-02-27 Thread Curt Raymond via Mercedes
Those two articles disagree, the first says that SM/CK4 and 1000+ppm zddp can't all exist together. The second says that Rotella T5 10w30 (which is SM/CK4) is certified by Ford... -Curt On Saturday, February 27, 2021, 11:36:46 AM EST, Rick Knoble via Mercedes wrote: Peter brings up

Re: [MBZ] Oil for OM602

2021-02-27 Thread Curt Raymond via Mercedes
15w40 conventional, I want a 5w40 synthetic. Curt Sent from Yahoo Mail on Android On Sat, Feb 27, 2021 at 12:48 AM, Buggered Benzmail via Mercedes wrote: Costco diesel oil --FT Sent from iPhone > On Feb 26, 2021, at 10:40 AM, Curt Raymond via Mercedes > wrote: > > I'm pl

Re: [MBZ] Oil for OM602

2021-02-26 Thread Curt Raymond via Mercedes
I was going to joke about using 5w40 where it gets real cold but you've had real cold this year. How did it work out? I did use M1 15w50 a lot back when I had a 240D, it seemed to do okay but when temps got around 0F the 5w40 really helped. I've just started putting Rotella T6 into the ASV as

Re: [MBZ] Going to ABQ

2021-02-26 Thread Curt Raymond via Mercedes
That's just cutting off your nose to spite your face. You can take 2 minutes to set up an account and get your TSA precheck or you can not and suffer... -Curt On Thursday, February 25, 2021, 11:17:55 PM EST, Kaleb Striplin via Mercedes wrote: It does, but you have to have the number

Re: [MBZ] Going to ABQ

2021-02-26 Thread Curt Raymond via Mercedes
That's good thinking, the folks I've worked with were all pretty nice. It also worked really well to present them with the trip I wanted. I'd send emails like "I need to go to LA on the 23rd. I see that American has a flight out of Hartford at 6am and a return on the 28th leaving LAX at 7am."

Re: [MBZ] OT: Attn Curt

2021-02-25 Thread Curt Raymond via Mercedes
He sure does! Curt Sent from Yahoo Mail on Android On Thu, Feb 25, 2021 at 4:27 PM, Max Dillon via Mercedes wrote: This guy seems to do ok. https://youtu.be/kdJLSEJ-LeU Max Dillon Charleston SC Feb 25, 2021 1:59:44 PM Curt Raymond via Mercedes : > I don't have one, I've seen t

Re: [MBZ] Rona

2021-02-25 Thread Curt Raymond via Mercedes
Or a millennial -Curt On Thursday, February 25, 2021, 3:20:10 PM EST, Randy Bennell via Mercedes wrote: Or, a bear, or a wolf, etc On 24/02/2021 6:58 PM, Meade Dillon via Mercedes wrote: > Haven't heard from Clay in quite awhile, maybe the Rona (or a reaction to > the vax) got

Re: [MBZ] OT: Attn Curt

2021-02-25 Thread Curt Raymond via Mercedes
I don't have one, I've seen them ridden though, they're a real challenge. The small track doesn't give much traction so it needs to be hard packed snow but not icy. The ski is also really small so it really doesn't help with balance. The Snowhawk

Re: [MBZ] Rona

2021-02-24 Thread Curt Raymond via Mercedes
. That way you protect the old people and get vaccines into people moving around in general population and thus slow the spread... This would entail a slight risk, as there have been no studies confirming that vaccinated people cannot spread COVID.. On Wed, Feb 24, 2021 at 1:57 PM Curt Raymond

Re: [MBZ] Rona

2021-02-24 Thread Curt Raymond via Mercedes
Is it a big deal to run an anti-body test? I've been wondering why we're just bulk vaccinating and not testing to see if people already had antibodies.If just about 29 million people have already had it that we know of and there are a whole bunch of people that have had it and didn't know it,

Re: [MBZ] OT The next IT revolution: System Oriented Programming?

2021-02-24 Thread Curt Raymond via Mercedes
I listen to the "Retro Computing Roundtable", some time ago in one of their discussions they referenced the idea that optimizing code would improve the speed of an application some ridiculous amount, like 10x or more. The problem was that traditionally spending a bunch of time optimizing code

Re: [MBZ] Rona

2021-02-24 Thread Curt Raymond via Mercedes
Its a total cluster, vaccinating the oldest folks, particularly those in nursing homes is ass backwards. Vaccinate all the people AROUND the old people, the healthcare workers, food service etc. Don't let anybody into a nursing home that isn't vaccinated. That way you protect the old people

Re: [MBZ] OT - Carvana

2021-02-23 Thread Curt Raymond via Mercedes
In 2008 I bought a 2003 Ranger XLT 4x4 with 25,000 (and hidden rust issues) for $10k... -Curt On Tuesday, February 23, 2021, 4:55:17 PM EST, Dan Penoff via Mercedes wrote: And this is a good example of the insanity of used truck prices. This is a 2011 Ford Ranger XL with a little

Re: [MBZ] Way OT: Mattresses

2021-02-22 Thread Curt Raymond via Mercedes
Last I knew some Radisson hotels had them. We tried one that way once, I wasn't terribly impressed. -Curt On Sunday, February 21, 2021, 8:53:25 PM EST, Andrew Strasfogel via Mercedes wrote: Russ, are there showrooms for sleep number so you can try them out? On Sun, Feb 21, 2021 at

Re: [MBZ] Latest Scam on CL

2021-02-21 Thread Curt Raymond via Mercedes
Not a kickback they are the title report company... Curt Sent from Yahoo Mail on Android On Sat, Feb 20, 2021 at 10:44 PM, Allan Streib via Mercedes wrote: So obviously the scam is that they are getting a kickback on the "title reports" or whatever other thing they are asking you to pay

Re: [MBZ] 1996 Mercedes Benz S Class (Long Wheel Base) with Only 110, 000 miles - $12, 500 (Charlotte)

2021-02-20 Thread Curt Raymond via Mercedes
"Oh I NEVER smoke in the car."Yeah sure Karen, that's why it reeks of cigarette smoke, has a fine layer of ash over everything and the windshield has a yellow tinge. I always laugh at the people smoking with the window open and their arm hanging out. The car still smells.Back when I was in

Re: [MBZ] AOL Password

2021-02-20 Thread Curt Raymond via Mercedes
You just reminded me, its time for my yearly Yahoo password change. I'm trying to keep ahead of the yearly hack... -Curt On Saturday, February 20, 2021, 12:11:32 AM EST, Scott Ritchey via Mercedes wrote: If you have an AOL account and use a third-party client (like Outlook or Gmail)

Re: [MBZ] 606 on the roof?

2021-02-20 Thread Curt Raymond via Mercedes
I had always thought that those were a case where the load was the trailer, or rather the load was so heavy (strong) it became a structural element. I've seen things like bridge beams where there was no load deck, just trailing wheels attached to the other end of the beam. -Curt On

Re: [MBZ] 606 on the roof?

2021-02-19 Thread Curt Raymond via Mercedes
A small UHaul might even be a good choice for something like this, the little Toyota based ones have a really low deck height. I suspect the reason he doesn't want to put it in the wagon is the difficulty in getting it back out... -Curt On Friday, February 19, 2021, 11:06:41 AM EST, G Mann

Re: [MBZ] battery charging question

2021-02-19 Thread Curt Raymond via Mercedes
We had a Harbor Freight battery charger, a larger one, 10a maybe, at camp. A couple years ago during a run of bad weather I was running the generator and that charger to top up the batteries. Suddenly the generator lugged down like it was under really heavy load. I went outside and the charger

Re: [MBZ] pure ignorance

2021-02-18 Thread Curt Raymond via Mercedes
and ice... -Curt On Thursday, February 18, 2021, 5:07:30 PM EST, Jim Cathey via Mercedes wrote: > Truthfully, haven't you always wanted to do burnouts in your 240D? ...and that's why God made dirt roads. -- Jim ___ http://www.okiebenz.com To

Re: [MBZ] battery charging question

2021-02-18 Thread Curt Raymond via Mercedes
8a for 5 hours would be 40ah, a reasonable amount of the battery is fairly beefy. I prefer a slow charge on a badly discharged battery but that might be alchemy more than science.  Curt Sent from Yahoo Mail on Android On Thu, Feb 18, 2021 at 2:04 PM, Allan Streib via Mercedes wrote:

Re: [MBZ] OT why Texas has gone dark

2021-02-18 Thread Curt Raymond via Mercedes
of losing power, and were quite adaptable to situations.  I learned a lot from them in that regard. --FT On 2/18/21 9:59 AM, Curt Raymond via Mercedes wrote: > In 1998 I was living with my folks during an ice storm. They had a propane > cooktop and oven but the oven wouldn't work because the

Re: [MBZ] pure ignorance

2021-02-18 Thread Curt Raymond via Mercedes
:23:11 AM EST, Dan Penoff via Mercedes wrote: The cost to value doesn’t make sense. This sounds more like a “I want to do it because I can.” -D > On Feb 18, 2021, at 10:02 AM, Curt Raymond via Mercedes > wrote: > > I would expect at turbo 240 to gain 30%, I remember reading t

Re: [MBZ] pure ignorance

2021-02-18 Thread Curt Raymond via Mercedes
I would expect at turbo 240 to gain 30%, I remember reading that a diesel gains 30% when turbo'ed.However I would want to be modest in my gains on an engine not designed for turbo so I'd probably limit boost, maybe look for a 20% gain. If we assumed 72hp to start I'd guess around 85hp with

Re: [MBZ] OT why Texas has gone dark

2021-02-18 Thread Curt Raymond via Mercedes
In 1998 I was living with my folks during an ice storm. They had a propane cooktop and oven but the oven wouldn't work because the thermostat needs electricity. A coal stove provided heat and we had flashlights and candles for lights. When I got my own place I always aimed for that level of

Re: [MBZ] OT why Texas has gone dark

2021-02-18 Thread Curt Raymond via Mercedes
My industry (TV and film) is moving toward cloud computing and I'm pretty wary of it. We saw the Sony hack and of course everybody in the world is gunning for Marvel which is part of Disney. While customers move toward cloudiness (love that) they're forgetting about things like redundant

Re: [MBZ] propane

2021-02-17 Thread Curt Raymond via Mercedes
I guess it makes sense that I've never seen one. I don't know much of anything about campers other than there is a key on my keyring (which is in the other room or I'd read the number off it) which opens just about every compartment in every camper. $3 for 2 on eBay. Real fun at campouts...

Re: [MBZ] wood stoves

2021-02-17 Thread Curt Raymond via Mercedes
oors with common chimney.  Dwight Giles Jr. Wickford RI On Wed, Feb 17, 2021, 9:36 PM Curt Raymond via Mercedes wrote:  I've seen a couple of those, they really make me think of the early '70s... -Curt     On Wednesday, February 17, 2021, 9:34:10 PM EST, Mitch Haley via Mercedes w

Re: [MBZ] wood stoves

2021-02-17 Thread Curt Raymond via Mercedes
I've seen a couple of those, they really make me think of the early '70s... -Curt On Wednesday, February 17, 2021, 9:34:10 PM EST, Mitch Haley via Mercedes wrote: In the early 1970s, we lived in a DIY built house. One thing the owner/builder did that I never saw anyplace else was a

[MBZ] New tool day

2021-02-17 Thread Curt Raymond via Mercedes
So I went to Home Depot today. Came home with a Makita drill and impact driver set. The set I went with has the dreaded hammer drill. Its slightly heavier than the non-hammer variety but still lighter than my old drill. I like the hammer control, I'm unlikely to hit it by accident unlike my

Re: [MBZ] propane

2021-02-17 Thread Curt Raymond via Mercedes
I've never seen a 30# tank before, I have seen 40# tanks. Are Canadian propane tanks metric? 9kg? -Curt On Wednesday, February 17, 2021, 6:41:09 PM EST, Randy Bennell via Mercedes wrote: Something that was not said when you folks were talking about 20#and 100# propane tanks is that

Re: [MBZ] wood stoves

2021-02-17 Thread Curt Raymond via Mercedes
When we bought our house they didn't blink at the wood stove which is kind of weird, the installation that was here when we bought the place was abysmal. They were very concerned that we might have a trampoline. Our insurance expressly forbids a trampoline... -Curt On Wednesday, February

Re: [MBZ] Generator

2021-02-17 Thread Curt Raymond via Mercedes
Awhile ago my friend Lem who works as a Rolls Royce jet engine mechanic managed to score 100 gallons of JetA that was drained from planes and couldn't be reused. It works just great in Coleman lanterns. We all used the "Lem-o-naide" for a long time... -Curt On Wednesday, February 17,

[MBZ] Relative temperature

2021-02-17 Thread Curt Raymond via Mercedes
I was reminded of the comment about cold being relative when I headed for the gym tonight and thought "Well it's pretty warm, I don't need long pants." It was 24F... Curt Sent from Yahoo Mail on Android ___ http://www.okiebenz.com To search list archives

Re: [MBZ] OT: Here Is Why Texas Is Dark

2021-02-17 Thread Curt Raymond via Mercedes
I noticed that for Thursday the high temp in Dallas is supposed to be 29F and the national weather service labels it as "Cold".The high for today here in Winchendon is 24F and the national weather service labels it "Sunny"... -Curt On Wednesday, February 17, 2021, 12:21:46 PM EST, Floyd

Re: [MBZ] Lid mills

2021-02-17 Thread Curt Raymond via Mercedes
I find the ones on Flikr the most interesting. I had a bunch of old vacation photos up there and suddenly half naked women start liking my photos and wanting to be my friend. Suure. -Curt On Wednesday, February 17, 2021, 10:28:53 AM EST, Bob Rentfro via Mercedes wrote: Ludmilla

Re: [MBZ] Heat pump question

2021-02-17 Thread Curt Raymond via Mercedes
to carry it far.  You need to remove a side panel (tools required) to check or change oil.  Some of the other maintenance is odd, like a spark plug buried deep inside.  Overall, it has served me well but I don't have many hours on it. -Original Message- From: Mercedes On Behalf Of Curt Raymond

Re: [MBZ] Firewood

2021-02-17 Thread Curt Raymond via Mercedes
My plan is essentially half of your pavilion, with a more shallow roof. The roof will be tin, I'll put strapping under it, no need for plywood. -Curt On Tuesday, February 16, 2021, 10:35:50 PM EST, Jim Cathey wrote: I'm planning basically what you see there but 12 feet wide and 8

Re: [MBZ] Generator

2021-02-16 Thread Curt Raymond via Mercedes
I wonder if I could plumb a diesel generator to use the same oil I use to heat the house. I've already got a 250 gallon tank after all and its in the basement where it stays nice and warm. -Curt On Tuesday, February 16, 2021, 7:37:35 PM EST, Dan Penoff via Mercedes wrote: Not

Re: [MBZ] Backup Generators etc

2021-02-16 Thread Curt Raymond via Mercedes
Your thought about Kaleb's resistive heat strips is exactly why I suggested a propane heater. Rather than burning fuel to make electricity to heat the place it probably makes more sense to just burn propane to make heat... -Curt On Tuesday, February 16, 2021, 6:35:45 PM EST, Randy Bennell

Re: [MBZ] Firewood

2021-02-16 Thread Curt Raymond via Mercedes
LOL, like using an old VW bus as a chicken coop. -Curt On Tuesday, February 16, 2021, 6:23:31 PM EST, OK Don via Mercedes wrote: Strip in the interior out of one of those scrap cars and use it to store the firewood. On Tue, Feb 16, 2021 at 3:06 PM Kaleb Striplin via Mercedes <

Re: [MBZ] Heat pump question

2021-02-16 Thread Curt Raymond via Mercedes
well house above freezing with -10°F temps? Your like went to a 30W incandescent bulb: https://lanternnet.com/product/dietz-80-blizzard-cold-blast-lantern/ On Tue, Feb 16, 2021 at 3:04 PM Curt Raymond via Mercedes < mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote: >  A look at Craigslist/yard sales/fle

Re: [MBZ] OT: Here Is Why Texas Is Dark

2021-02-16 Thread Curt Raymond via Mercedes
were only sickened. Allan Curt Raymond via Mercedes writes: >  Probably almost none. Its not that cold, and it won't be cold for all that >long... > Blankets, the most efficient way to not freeze to death. > -Curt > >    On Tuesday, February 16, 2021, 5:28:43 PM EST, Max

Re: [MBZ] OT: Milwaukee vs Dewalt followup

2021-02-16 Thread Curt Raymond via Mercedes
's not what you are looking for? Allan Curt Raymond via Mercedes writes: > I'm pretty sure I'm going red tools. Looking at the list of available tools > red and yellow are pretty much the same. Yesterday it occurred to me I should > check what my local hardware store carries. I'm only buy

Re: [MBZ] OT: Here Is Why Texas Is Dark

2021-02-16 Thread Curt Raymond via Mercedes
Probably almost none. Its not that cold, and it won't be cold for all that long... Blankets, the most efficient way to not freeze to death. -Curt On Tuesday, February 16, 2021, 5:28:43 PM EST, Max Dillon via Mercedes wrote: Definitely green in that sense, the lack of wisdom and

Re: [MBZ] Generator

2021-02-16 Thread Curt Raymond via Mercedes
Do any of you ever watch Mustie1 on YouTube? He gets a lot of equipment at yard sales or in the free pile that he revives for small or no money. His videos are long, essentially stream of consciousness stuff that I tend to fast forward on a lot but I've learned a heckuva lot from him. -Curt

Re: [MBZ] Generator

2021-02-16 Thread Curt Raymond via Mercedes
AFAIK the biggest problem with these is regulation. You'll need to get the power on the tractor set so that you're making 60hz and then the governor on the tractor has to maintain that. You're going to use a lot of extra fuel at light loads and put a lot of time on your tractor. If you had a

Re: [MBZ] OT: Milwaukee vs Dewalt followup

2021-02-16 Thread Curt Raymond via Mercedes
me warranty... -Curt On Tuesday, February 16, 2021, 4:46:05 PM EST, Allan Streib via Mercedes wrote: Isn't dewalt a black & decker under another name? I never thought of them as really "pro" grade but maybe that's not what you are looking for? Allan Curt Raymond via Merced

Re: [MBZ] OT: Milwaukee vs Dewalt followup

2021-02-16 Thread Curt Raymond via Mercedes
Aww geez, I say that and then I find M28...Not many tools in that line though. -Curt On Tuesday, February 16, 2021, 4:36:58 PM EST, Curt Raymond wrote: I'm pretty sure I'm going red tools. Looking at the list of available tools red and yellow are pretty much the same. Yesterday it

[MBZ] OT: Milwaukee vs Dewalt followup

2021-02-16 Thread Curt Raymond via Mercedes
I'm pretty sure I'm going red tools. Looking at the list of available tools red and yellow are pretty much the same. Yesterday it occurred to me I should check what my local hardware store carries. I'm only buying at Home Depot because I've got gift cards. I checked and my local store has both

Re: [MBZ] Firewood

2021-02-16 Thread Curt Raymond via Mercedes
This summer I'm going to build something similar but to cover all my firewood. I've used a variety of different stacking styles over the years but having a tin roof is better than all of them. Right now I'm planning basically what you see there but 12 feet wide and 8 feet deep. 8 feet tall at

Re: [MBZ] Heat pump question

2021-02-16 Thread Curt Raymond via Mercedes
A look at Craigslist/yard sales/flea markets will yield loads of these tubular lanterns. Jim's link is a cold blast version, the doodad at the top takes air from outside, funnels it down those tubes where it gets to the flame. Cold blast lanterns make the most light for fuel volume in the

Re: [MBZ] Firewood

2021-02-16 Thread Curt Raymond via Mercedes
Build a rack: http://curtsotherblog.blogspot.com/2015/10/wood-rack-part-many.html I've got one of these at home and 2 at camp. Holds enough for a whole week at camp, about half a cord depending on how long your wood is. The stove at camp uses short wood so the slats have to be about 10" apart.

Re: [MBZ] Heat pump question

2021-02-16 Thread Curt Raymond via Mercedes
It takes awhile for the stove and chimney to heat up to the point you really radiate heat.The stove we have at camp (An "All Nighter" which is a copy of a Fisher) has around 100# of firebrick inside. The first hour its lit from cold you're just heating the stove, after that you start to heat

Re: [MBZ] Heat pump question

2021-02-16 Thread Curt Raymond via Mercedes
like a bowl. A real bowl is way better, it accumulates water and crud that you can dump out later rather than trying to suck it through the jet immediately. -Curt On Tuesday, February 16, 2021, 12:03:32 PM EST, Mitch Haley via Mercedes wrote: On 2021-02-16 10:58, Curt Raymond via

Re: [MBZ] Heat pump question

2021-02-16 Thread Curt Raymond via Mercedes
Every year I go through a period of relearning how to get maximum output from the stove. There are a couple rules but its really more an art than a science. The quality of the wood makes a big difference as does outside temps and, to a lesser degree, even wind speed and direction. -Curt

Re: [MBZ] Heat pump question

2021-02-16 Thread Curt Raymond via Mercedes
I've got a 1200w 2 stroke generator that has never been used "in anger". It outputs 12v also which can be handy.It would be super useful for you now as it would easily run your blower and just sip fuel. Its supposed to run 8 hours at half load on 1 gallon of gas. A Honda 2000w would be better

Re: [MBZ] Heat pump question

2021-02-16 Thread Curt Raymond via Mercedes
Closed, always with the doors closed. That's what allows you to control the air going in, otherwise all your warmed room air is going up the chimney. -Curt On Tuesday, February 16, 2021, 11:39:46 AM EST, Kaleb Striplin via Mercedes wrote: So got questions about these inserts. I have

Re: [MBZ] Heat pump question

2021-02-16 Thread Curt Raymond via Mercedes
The doors will probably make more heat, you're losing it up the chimney because its getting too much air. I've got a thermometer on the stove pipe and I'm always interested in the fact that maximum heat is NOT achieved with maximum air. You've got to run a lot of air to get the fire going and

Re: [MBZ] Blizzard

2021-02-16 Thread Curt Raymond via Mercedes
wrote: On Mon, 15 Feb 2021 01:14:43 + (UTC) Curt Raymond via Mercedes mailto:mercedes@okiebenz.com>> wrote: > At the end of the season I'll put them on the Minder for a week each. The longer you have them on the BatteryMINDer, the more they will be desulfated. You can leave them

Re: [MBZ] OT Texas wind turbines

2021-02-16 Thread Curt Raymond via Mercedes
at the gym. On Tue, Feb 16, 2021, 6:57 AM Curt Raymond via Mercedes < mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote: >  LOL I love the Bee. > Yesterday at the gym we were talking about the possibility of not having > class on Wednesday due to there not being power. I suggested that we had > the

Re: [MBZ] Heat pump question

2021-02-16 Thread Curt Raymond via Mercedes
Some of those units do pretty amazing things in the cold these days. 10-15 years ago 20F was the practical minimum but I've read of units that will still work down to 0F and there are some that probably go colder. I suspect efficiency takes a dump at those temps though. The guy I'm training to

Re: [MBZ] Heat pump question

2021-02-16 Thread Curt Raymond via Mercedes
Wrong attitude, it takes time for the stove to get warm, it takes time to warm up the house. The time to start the fire is immediately after the power goes out. If it comes back on quickly then fine, let the fire go out. If you wait until you're cold you're going to be very cold before the

Re: [MBZ] Blizzard

2021-02-16 Thread Curt Raymond via Mercedes
: On Mon, 15 Feb 2021 01:14:43 + (UTC) Curt Raymond via Mercedes wrote: > At the end of the season I'll put them on the Minder for a week each. The longer you have them on the BatteryMINDer, the more they will be desulfated. You can leave them on indefinitely. Cr

Re: [MBZ] OT more weather

2021-02-16 Thread Curt Raymond via Mercedes
Our vast estate is apparently at 21F and looking at 6-12" of snow. Here on the tiny estate its 35F and raining... -Curt On Monday, February 15, 2021, 10:37:34 PM EST, Kaleb Striplin via Mercedes wrote: It’s currently -3 at my vast estate and supposed to get down to -12. More snow

Re: [MBZ] OT Texas wind turbines

2021-02-16 Thread Curt Raymond via Mercedes
LOL I love the Bee. Yesterday at the gym we were talking about the possibility of not having class on Wednesday due to there not being power. I suggested that we had the technology to make that not a problem which prompted a discussion of backup options like candles.I escalated with an oil

Re: [MBZ] Blizzard

2021-02-14 Thread Curt Raymond via Mercedes
Interesting, I should ask about that the next time I get one filled. I'd like to get a couple for camp, it'd be nice to be able to go 2 weeks on a fill. I'd still keep 20# tanks around since they can be exchanged its handy if somebody says "What can I pay for?" you just send them to the

Re: [MBZ] Blizzard

2021-02-14 Thread Curt Raymond via Mercedes
> On Feb 14, 2021, at 7:33 PM, Curt Raymond via Mercedes > wrote: > >  This reminds me of a question about tanks.I've got 4x 100# tanks that have > been on the farm, well probably 50 years. Are they useful for refilling or > should I send them for recycling? We've n

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