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Hi Pete, I never heard of Butane/Propane mix. The burner looks great. Enjoy!

Actually, if it’s a 50/50 mix of (iso)butane/propane, then it’s a drop-in for CFC-12, if you have an old-timey car AC.

I was running HC-12a for years. CFC-12 was obscenely priced (IF you could still find somewhere to buy it), conversions to HFC-134a sucked, and HC-12a was a drop-in replacement (same P/V curves) which worked like a charm. The way the EPA badmouths it and outright lies about its legality, you’d think Hitler invented it in his garage.

Did you say cold? You’d have to “detune” the AC somewhat if you didn’t want to actually hang meat in your car on the ride home. Quite a few times the coils would ice-up, and you’d have to turn off the AC for a few minutes to let the ice melt, then turn it back on again. Big Smile

You could buy it (made for ACs) by the can, so two 16oz cans of CFC-12 would be replaced with two ~4oz baby-cans of HC-12a.

Buy these cans in bulk, get the right fittings, and you could make a good living recharging ACs of old-timey cars!

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Lightbringer wrote:
Actually, if it’s a 50/50 mix of (iso)butane/propane, then it’s a drop-in for CFC-12, if you have an old-timey car AC.
These camping tanks are typically 70-80% butane / 20-30% propane mix. Some of the better brands like Olicamp or MSR use isobutane. This cheap Coleman one does not.
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I ordered two Seagate 5TB portable hard drives today.

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$110 each plus tax.

Sale ends at 11:59PM PST, and you have to be a subscriber to their email ads to get the deal.

It's not a tremendous sale (especially if you live in a state that has to pay tax), but it's the lowest price I could find right now.

 

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Here's a screenshot of the ad:

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Nice! I just ordered a Seagate Expansion 4 GB Desktop HD for my Media for $94 free shipping and no tax. I have a few 2 GB versions for the past few years with no problems. This will be connected to the Mac Mini connected to my Livingroom 65” LG OLED HDTV replacing a 2GB Seagate which is running out of space.

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Picked up a 24” monitor not too long ago…

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Picked up a 24” monitor not too long ago…

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Nice Pete. I have a 24” Dell monitor on my PC since 2005. It’s been 100% reliable and the picture quality is still close to perfect with no backlight bleed. I’m amazed it’s still working. It owes me nothing.

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This is Bullsh*t I got this message newegg.com telling me that they couldn’t verify my PayPal payment method for my new HD. I checked out my Paypal payment method which is attached to my Visa credit card and everything checks out. I’ve since re-ordered with the same credit card and everything went well. What the hell is going on?

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My rabbit cage and bunny coming this week.

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Picked up some more AAA cells…

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I gave up on Keurig coffee makers a few years ago after my 4th machine died. At best I got two years out of each one. I really missed the convenience of K-Cups.
Fast forward, I really wanted to get a new brewer, but I wasn’t going to buy a Keurig branded machine. After reading excellent reviews on Amazon, I ended up ordering a Mueller Ultima Single Serve K-Cup Coffee Maker. I also ordered 2 boxes (72 count each) of Green Mountain Dark Magic K-Cups.
I hope it’s as good as people say.

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I hope you like it, Glenn.

I typically stay away from “pods” style coffee unless there is nothing else available, mainly because I turned into a huge coffee snob over the years. However, if I had to have one, it would be Nespresso. It beats any kind of k-cup machine taste hands down, in my experience.

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Hi Pete, for the past 3 years I’ve been brewing coffee in a 20 year old 4 cup Farberware Percolator. Makes great coffee but I’m sick of washing out the pot and cleaning the coffee grinds out of the basket.

The Dark Magic K-Cups are the strongest I’ve tried, and I tried many. I’d say it’s as good as any coffee I’ve used in my perc. The only thing Farberware has over the K-Cup brewers is the coffee is hotter. Since I drink my coffee black, it really isn’t an issue.

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I hear ya.
My main issue with the “pod” systems is that they do not generate enough pressure to properly extract flavors and you also end up with coffee that is too acidic, alas, that’s personal preference, I guess.

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My usual caffeine fix is via those ravioli-type “pods” at work.

Typically an espresso + espresso + espresso + espresso in a mug, with plastic-milk and sugar.

I tried my hand at milchkaffee by topping off the quad-espresso with milk, but it cools it down way too much unless I preheat the milk, which I just can’t get motivated to do, not unless/until I already have my coffee. Vicious circle…

I’d otherwise need a regular basket-type coffeemaker, like on weekends at home, so I can make it a mite powerful as I want, vs relying on someone else’s idea of how “strong” or “dark” (read: burnt ‘til it tastes like an ashtray) their coffee might be.

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My typical workflow is this:
1. Grind 17 grams of freshly roasted Brazilian beans
2. Pull a double espresso shot
3. Add some hot milk and some hot water.

Coffee snobbery at its finest. Smile

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Pete7874 wrote:
My typical workflow is this:
1. Grind 17 grams of freshly roasted Brazilian beans
2. Pull a double espresso shot
3. Add some hot milk and some hot water.

Coffee snobbery at its finest. Smile

Nothing wrong with being a coffee snob. I just like a few cups of java a day. Freash of course. I’m not nearly as picky as you. I have total respect for your requirements. I’m like that with Stereo equipment. Been an audiophile since the late 1960’s

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Picked up another portable gas stove. This one is slightly larger so it can accommodate bigger pots and has a wider flame spread. It’s going camping with me this weekend.

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Makoto Kurosaki, Nakiri vegetable knife. 165mm x 52mm, San Mai, Hammer forged, HRC-62+, Shirogami #2 edge steel, Kurouchi finish. Wa handle, black pakkawood ferrule, rosewood handle, and a Nakiri saya (wood sheath)

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I don’t have a workshop in the house we are renting, so I keep things stored in tool boxes, tool bags, and tackle boxes I modify to suite the type of tool needs. Here is the soldering box I just started cramming everything in.

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Damn that looks nice!

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Cncman, that looks like a great setup. I know the struggle, I was a renter for years!

If you want some inspiration Google image search Adam savages tool carts / boxes, especially the stuff he built for his time at ILS. They’re VERY IMPRESSIVE!

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I bought a CD…

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I haven’t heard of that CD before. Is Lane Staley on it?

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atbglenn wrote:
I haven’t heard of that CD before. Is Lane Staley on it?

It’s released just last week, so unfortunately no Layne.

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hIKARInoob wrote:
atbglenn wrote:
I haven’t heard of that CD before. Is Lane Staley on it?

It’s released just last week, so unfortunately no Layne.

I thought it might have been unreleased material when Layne was still alive. He was Alice N Chains as far as I’m concerned.

I compare it to the Stones replacing Mick Jagger, or the Beatles replacing John and Paul. It just can’t work

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Yep, hIKARInoob and atbglenn, I like “Rooster” and “Man in the box”. I know the feeling all to well, back in 1977 when “Ronnie Van Zant”, “Steve Gaines”, and “Cassie Gaines”, of the “ Lynyrd Skynyrd “ band were killed in a plane crash, it was very depressing, my most Loved Favorite Band was gone. I love music and in a variety of types, “Alice in Chains” was another favorite.

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A small refrigerator for my garage. It’s basically a backup just in case the main one craps out.

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I will have this Honda Generator by September 14th.

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Nice Generator Glenn!

I ordered some new 18650’s from a new store, 18650batterystore.com. I got Samsung 25S 18650’s that are a pretty good match to the Sony VTC5A/5D at only $5.99 apiece. I got 8 of em and they were here in 3 days. Pretty cool!

Have a new Spinner out for delivery, a buddy sent it to me… his just like this one is getting almost 10 minutes spin times. Also got my wife a new bath mat, she doesn’t know it yet, also out for delivery today…. wife is from coastal Mississippi and misses the beach so I got a printed beach mat that has waves rolling in on the sand. Big Smile

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