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Re: What did you do today

Postby Modstock » Wed May 22, 2024 9:02 pm

Last year I bought some new 15x8 wheels . The set came with a matching spare wheel in a 15x7 same backspacing though.
I finally mounted a tire and getting rid of the stocker , which would have been really close to my airbags.
While im in there I can upgrade the tiny rear speakers with bigger . Image

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Re: What did you do today

Postby pchast » Thu May 23, 2024 8:56 pm

completed the first of 4 stool cane backs.
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Re: What did you do today

Postby Tom&Shelly » Wed May 29, 2024 6:45 pm

Today I built an extension cord with a switch. When the switch is one way, one outlet of the duplex is energized and when the switch is the other way, the other outlet is energized.


Now I know what you're thinking: "Who would do THAT? That's crazy."

And I'd answer: "HAH, CRAZY! I'm crazy? They called George Westinghouse crazy."

At which point you might say: "No one called George Westinghouse crazy."

And I'd say: "Well, they would if he tried to sell an extension cord like this!" And I'd be right. 8)

Actually, I made it for our utility room, so that it turns on either the task light over the washer and dryer, or the LED strobe light we found at a thrift store a few weeks ago.


This all part of a program to try and deter rodents from entering our home. Turns out, the only thing that seems to repel (most of) them here in the East Mountains are flashing lights. So I have strobes in our basement, battery/solar powered operated Christmas lights in our (off-grid) garage, and flashing LED lights in the engine compartments and people compartements of our trucks.

Turns out Shelly also doesn't like the strobes, so we needed a way to ensure they could be turned off when we were in the rooms, but would come back on when we left. Since we had only single switches for the lights in the basement, I simply replaced those with three-way switches and wired in extra outlets that turn on when the lights are out. (Let the next owners figure that one out!) But since the overhead light in the utility room already had a pair of three-way switches, I couldn't do that. Experimented with a light sensing timer, but wasn't happy with the results, so I did this instead.

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Re: What did you do today

Postby MickinOz » Wed May 29, 2024 7:11 pm

Haven't done anything yet today, except lay in bed and listen to the rain.
We have had just over one inch of rain for the entirety of 2024.
The farmers were looking down the barrel.
But most went dry sowing in the last week or two, it was a case of put her in and pray for rain or abandon all hope of a crop this year.
Many millions of dollars of fuel, seed, herbicides, pesticides and fertiliser gambled on the weather.
But here it is, drizzling rain for hours now. he season break is here, 5 weeks late. The rain radars show there's more to come.
For me, it means I can finally go camping and have a camp fire with no fear of setting the countryside ablaze.
If you look really carefully you may just discern a small puddle under the ute.
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Re: What did you do today

Postby twisted lines » Mon Jun 10, 2024 12:07 pm

Sure not raining here it's Hot!
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