# What I did today -instead- of Rocketry.

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#### dr wogz

##### Fly caster
fixed both our (work) 3D printers!

On the main printer, one of our designers printed some parts in ABS, but didn't put any glue stick down. so, they lifted and pulled up chips off the glass bed. it also heavily gummed up teh print head / hot end, so that also got replaced..

#### jd2cylman

##### Still not Carl... ;-)
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Yesterday, hauled 6 loads of corn for my brother, after driving the grain cart for a few hours. Then moved the tractor and cart to another farm just before dark. A full day.

#### GrouchoDuke

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Had lunch with my brother on the San Antonio River Walk.

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Yesterday, hauled 6 loads of corn for my brother, after driving the grain cart for a few hours. Then moved the tractor and cart to another farm just before dark. A full day.
This time of year (and spring tillage) is when I wish I hadn't moved quite so far away from the farm. Would love to be helping out when I could.

#### jd2cylman

##### Still not Carl... ;-)
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This time of year (and spring tillage) is when I wish I hadn't moved quite so far away from the farm. Would love to be helping out when I could.
That’s what I do. I fill in on the weekends when needed. I have a (only) 40 hr a week job, so I can help out more now. I still like field work better than trucking, but right now, getting the crops out is first priority.

#### Cl(VII)

##### Chris Bender, Lab Rat
During a big meeting at work today discussing the construction of our new headquarters/lab. I was asked about how many compressed air, compressed nitrogen and vacuum turrets each fume hood needed, 1 set or 2. My response: "No one ever said 'I wish I had less hookups'"

Immediately after the words left my mouth the waiting for who with the peculiar look on their face would break first, and set everyone of the 25 people in attendance to laughing...took about 3 seconds for the lab manager to lose it.

I am such an eloquent word talker.

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#### Charles_McG

##### Ciderwright
The price dropped on the Surface Book 3 15" after the new year's models came out - so I ordered one.

It seems to have come with a GPU that isn't even supposed to be an option.

:-(

Wait... it's in the base - redocking it seems to have woken it up.

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#### NateB

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I finished my first batch of homemade fermented hot sauce. The small batch I started a few weeks ago gave me 1.5 bottles of Habanero / Mustard hot sauce.

#### BEC

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Installed a new garbage disposal after discovering the old one was dripping under the sink when we pulled stuff out to treat for little black ants in the kitchen. Replaced the old one with a similar new model, so for once the swap was straightforward with no curveballs thrown by the fact that we live in a manufactured home.

The old one was a least a decade old, probably older, so I can’t really fault its lifespan. It still ran, but it was dripping water out around the reset button on the bottom of the motor housing…..

#### Jim Hinton

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Installed a new garbage disposal after discovering the old one was dripping under the sink when we pulled stuff out to treat for little black ants in the kitchen. Replaced the old one with a similar new model, so for once the swap was straightforward with no curveballs thrown by the fact that we live in a manufactured home.

The old one was a least a decade old, probably older, so I can’t really fault its lifespan. It still ran, but it was dripping water out around the reset button on the bottom of the motor housing…..
That's a seal failure for what it's worth. Your solution to the issue is the only viable option, so cause of failure is just trivia. I should mention the dishwasher hookup. Most disposals have a barb fitting on the side for the disposal discharge line. This fitting is plugged from the factory to prevent leakage if it isn't used. If you hook a line to it, you will need to break the knockout inside the fitting.

Jim

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#### BEC

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That's a seal failure for what it's worth. Your solution to the issue is the only viable option, so cause of failure is just trivia. I should mention the dishwasher hookup. Most disposals have a barb fitting on the side for the disposal discharge line. This fitting is plugged from the factory to prevent leakage if it isn't used. If you hook a line to it, you will need to break the knockout inside the fitting.

Jim
That was the most logical failure mode to me—the seal for the shaft going down from the grinder portion to the motor. I’m tempted to give the removed disposal to my grandson (age 15) so he can disassemble it and see….

Understand about the knockout for the dishwasher. In this case the dishwasher feeds into the drain on the other sink of the pair. Since I replaced an Insinkerator Badger 5 with an Insinkerator Badger 5XL, the only part from all the supplied extra bits I used was the new outlet drain seal. It was about as simple a plumbing device swap as I’ve ever done, for once. I hate to just toss the new sink flange and hanger but I can’t think of anyone who would want it, so I guess it’s recyclable steel….

#### Doug Holverson

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I submitted a proposal to a Warner Media animated short contest.

#### smstachwick

##### LPR/MPR sport flier with an eye to HPR and scale
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That was the most logical failure mode to me—the seal for the shaft going down from the grinder portion to the motor. I’m tempted to give the removed disposal to my grandson (age 15) so he can disassemble it and see….

Understand about the knockout for the dishwasher. In this case the dishwasher feeds into the drain on the other sink of the pair. Since I replaced an Insinkerator Badger 5 with an Insinkerator Badger 5XL, the only part from all the supplied extra bits I used was the new outlet drain seal. It was about as simple a plumbing device swap as I’ve ever done, for once. I hate to just toss the new sink flange and hanger but I can’t think of anyone who would want it, so I guess it’s recyclable steel….
The Badger line is pretty reliable. 18 years of living in one house only resulted in one replacement, ours was originally a Bader 1 and got swapped for a more capable Badger 5.

#### Cl(VII)

##### Chris Bender, Lab Rat
I finished my first batch of homemade fermented hot sauce. The small batch I started a few weeks ago gave me 1.5 bottles of Habanero / Mustard hot sauce.

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My eyes are watering looking at the picture. Mustard heat in particular lights me up.

#### alexzogh

Spent the day cleaning out the goat shack and chicken coop. We are finally at the point of getting more eggs per day than we eat - thank you, ladies!

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#### GrouchoDuke

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Star Wars Ep VII with the kiddos.

#### dr wogz

##### Fly caster
Spent 2 days (Thursday & Fri) frantically trying to get work done on a tight deadline, while dealing with TARFU* software:
• Webex continual crashes for meetings, ended up resorting to writing out & e-mailing 'explanation documents' with about 2 dozen screen shots.. Then talking about it / explaining it over the phone with one guy, then the same conversation with the next guy, and so on.. happily, I wasn't the only one with issues..**
• Continuously updating a Creo model, 'cuze, well, it's Creo***. (And I add a hole, suddenly, lost an assembly constraint, 'cuze the hole changes the surface it's referenced to... and etc... one step forward, 2 steps back..)