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Geez, a collision would not have ended well, certainly not for you. Glad you have good brakes.

seriously, thank g-d my brakes were good, and i was paying attention. i had to break, and veer hard left, wasnt sure i was going to avoid the bus.
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NYC tomorrow. icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif
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In my economic history class tomorrow I'm going to spend twenty or thirty minutes lecturing about Woody Guthrie and the American labor movement. Given that my students are almost all Korean, I think it'll be interesting to hear both their take on the "sound" and political content of Guthrie's music.
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In my economic history class tomorrow I'm going to spend twenty or thirty minutes lecturing about Woody Guthrie and the American labor movement. Given that my students are almost all Korean, I think it'll be interesting to hear both their take on the "sound" and political content of Guthrie's music.

I've always had a soft spot for Woody and Arlo. Under-appreciated by the mainstream, in my opinion.
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almost 10 months, and things are going very well at the new job, i should not take that for granted.
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almost 10 months, and things are going very well at the new job, i should not take that for granted.

Good on ya' Stitchy.
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I've always had a soft spot for Woody and Arlo. Under-appreciated by the mainstream, in my opinion.

Woody gets a lot of love, Arlo not so much. I think that's about right.
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I like Arlo too. Saw him live once years ago. Alice's Restaurant is not something I care to listen to on a regular basis but it's impressive to hear and see it live.
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i only heard it in full once, and it was quite fun.
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almost 10 months, and things are going very well at the new job, i should not take that for granted.
This is good. I hope it stays this way.
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Slept in this morning (kind of). Woke up to a huge puddle in the kitchen, traced it back to the upstairs water heater. Found a leak in the output pipe, patched it (temporarily) with some spare flexible water line and a hose clamp I had lying around in the garage. Cut out the wet sheet-rock and insulation, cleaned up the kitchen floor, got ready for work. Took 30 minutes, all told. Wife noticed nothing until I told her (no one ever looks up without being prompted). Still on-time to work today.

Will fix permanently this weekend, trying to decide between this Shark-Bite product and just soldering in a new pipe. I've not had great luck with plumbing solder - yet.

We have a friend staying the night with us tonight, BTW. what timing.

And I think my OCBD binge is tapering off, now that I have a few new shirts in the closet.

And my legs are sore from yesterday's track workout. Yes, this is a good thing.
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Slept in this morning (kind of). Woke up to a huge puddle in the kitchen, traced it back to the upstairs water heater. Found a leak in the output pipe, patched it (temporarily) with some spare flexible water line and a hose clamp I had lying around in the garage. Cut out the wet sheet-rock and insulation, cleaned up the kitchen floor, got ready for work. Took 30 minutes, all told. Wife noticed nothing until I told her (no one ever looks up without being prompted). Still on-time to work today.
Will fix permanently this weekend, trying to decide between this Shark-Bite product and just soldering in a new pipe. I've not had great luck with plumbing solder - yet.

I'm actually quite good at soldering, but I have used the shark-bite attachments and they are stupid easy and form a perfect seal. I endorse them, especially for a small fix like that.
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I'm actually quite good at soldering, but I have used the shark-bite attachments and they are stupid easy and form a perfect seal. I endorse them, especially for a small fix like that.

Yeah, I saw that a few months back and it came to mind for this. From their web site it looks like hot water won't be an issue, either.

Oh crap, I may not be able to use this, now that I think of it. The leak is about 3/8 inch from the connection to the flexible outlet hose. fooey.
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This is good. I hope it stays this way.

thanks! me too.

thomas - you are like SFs iron man champ!
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Originally Posted by Thomas View Post

Slept in this morning (kind of). Woke up to a huge puddle in the kitchen, traced it back to the upstairs water heater. Found a leak in the output pipe, patched it (temporarily) with some spare flexible water line and a hose clamp I had lying around in the garage. Cut out the wet sheet-rock and insulation, cleaned up the kitchen floor, got ready for work. Took 30 minutes, all told. Wife noticed nothing until I told her (no one ever looks up without being prompted). Still on-time to work today.

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Oh crap, I may not be able to use this, now that I think of it. The leak is about 3/8 inch from the connection to the flexible outlet hose. fooey.

A bit tight, might be best to start again and reconnect the flexible hose to a new bit of pipe, soldered or shark-bitten on a bit further down?


Over two years ago I was the victim of fraud on ebay - dodgy seller got about £400 off me and never sent goods. Got my money back from Amex and didn't give it another thought until about a year later when a policeman the other side of the country contacted me to ask about it, and I gave him a statement. Completely slipped my mind until today, when I received an email from the same policeman to let me know that the two fraudsters responsible have just been convicted. The system works! (Sometimes, and very slowly)!
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