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re: How much should it cost to add a short 1/2" natural gas line ? - Unobtanium
H2S is present in a lot of natural gas, but is stripped out at some point before it hits your house. But, sulphur is added back to NG in the form of methyl mercaptan as an odorant - the rotten egg smell we all associate with a gas leak. Interesting story as to how that came to be - [link=(https:/...
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re: Entergy seems perfectly fine with removing all ties with New Orleans - Unobtanium
It's a little more complicated than that - [link=(https://www.entergynewsroom.com/history/)]Entergy history[/link] The company that is now Entergy absorbed LP&L, NOPSI and Gulf States Utilities over the years....
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re: The next shoe to drop is Leather. Volvo will have leather-free cars by 2020. Vinyl - Unobtanium
[quote]quote: Isn't vinyl made from fossil fuels??? This would be "sustainable vinyl" so it gets a pass[/quote] Isn't the irony just delicious?...
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re: How much should it cost to add a short 1/2" natural gas line ? - Unobtanium
Checking online, there's about an 80/20 split on using black iron pipe versus galvanized. The main issue with galvanized pipe is the zinc flaking off internally and potentially plugging a downstream orifice. Proceed at your own risk with these fittings. I would check the tag on the valve and make...
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re: Entergy seems perfectly fine with removing all ties with New Orleans - Unobtanium
The circle is nearly complete - years ago NOPSI operated the power and gas system in Orleans Parish with the same focus on reliability and focus on customer service as the S&WB. Yes, let us go back to those halcyon days....
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re: Jefferson Highway Construction - Unobtanium
[quote]it's probably some issue with the creek being too high to work[/quote] Yea, 5 days out of the last 365 :lol: All I know is, don't bother contacting the Metro Council rep for that area (Jen Racca). She and staff do not bother to respond to e-mails....
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re: Jefferson Highway Construction - Unobtanium
[quote]this is what they did on Bluebonnet as well.[/quote] Add the Perkins Road repair project to the list. Started ~March 2020, 98% complete in June, 100% complete a year later. And another one - Congress Blvd. bridge over Ward's Creek started August 2020, still not open....
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re: SpaceX's ragtag crew of amateur astronauts to splashdown at 6 CT - Unobtanium
Well, he truly does have "frick you" money....
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re: SpaceX's ragtag crew of amateur astronauts to splashdown at 6 CT - Unobtanium
Some have noticed the lack of coverage and/or enthusiasm: [img]https://i.imgur.com/zGeZ41T.jpg[/img]...
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re: Will saving Outlook emails grab attention from Corporate? - Unobtanium
I often archived emails (past the corporate record retention period) on long term projects, etc. using Adobe Acrobat and/or Bluebeam. Works great - folder structures remain intact, you can search, etc. Pass this on to your 'friend'....
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re: Electrical ground rod and wire located where I want to pour a slab - Unobtanium
I was thinking of what we used where I used to work. This is close: [link=(https://www.harger.com/product/high-density-polyethylene)]LINK[/link]...
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re: HVAC experts: shorted compressor - Unobtanium
What you're seeing is the resistance of the motor windings OR a shorted winding, depending on the resistance value. Check from each motor leg to ground - that should be an open circuit. If it's anything but then your motor windings are shorted to ground....
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re: Electrical ground rod and wire located where I want to pour a slab - Unobtanium
[quote]what would I need to access or replace the ground rod for in the future?[/quote] I've had to replace the ground clamp that connects my house to the ground rod, so having access is important (to me at least). Ground rods do corrode over time and if you have to replace yours you need to ensu...
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re: Electrical ground rod and wire located where I want to pour a slab - Unobtanium
Rebar encased in concrete is not a good ground, if at all. Follow Jaben's suggestion and block out the existing ground rod so you can access it later or replace the ground rod if necessary....
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re: Anybody know why they are turning people around at Antioch and Tiger Bend? - Unobtanium
[quote]St. George[/quote] Teedy to the North says not yet it ain't....
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re: Anybody know why they are turning people around at Antioch and Tiger Bend? - Unobtanium
Per Waze, there's an accident on Antioch just south of Tiger Bend....
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re: OT Generator Experts - Unobtanium
The plug shown is rated for 30 amps, or 7200 Watts. As long as you use a generator rated for that power or lower you're good....
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re: Natural Gas Hose and Quick Connect - Unobtanium
[link=(https://tejassmokers.com/)]Tejas Smokers[/link] is located in Houston and can make you a custom length hose. It will be safe but it won't be cheap....
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