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    20th Oct 2021, 07:18 PM
    Marc replied to a thread Pronunciation in At the end of the day
    Ha ha, that's a good one. Called malapropism, in this case unintentional. Here is another one. I vote for Pauline at the next erection ... :))
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    20th Oct 2021, 06:58 PM
    Marc replied to a thread Corona Virus in At the end of the day
    As usual, the websites dedicated to "fact check", fall in the trap they pretend to "bust". Half truth, manipulation and obfuscation with an agenda. If you want to study poverty, you don't include Mosman. Anyone with a smidgeon of knowledge in statistics, knows that the choice of the sample is the privilege of the study. Entire countries were chosen, and not one but 68, and 2500 US counties. The exclusion of some european countries with known results is also telling. Rather than denouncing...
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    20th Oct 2021, 02:28 PM
    Marc replied to a thread Corona Virus in At the end of the day
    No relationship between vaccination rates and cases? https://youtu.be/HeSJWGSnN8A?t=1
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    20th Oct 2021, 07:49 AM
    What Cyclic said. Those trades that quote based on internet contact and photo shared, avoid like the pest.
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    19th Oct 2021, 11:35 AM
    Marc replied to a thread Corona Virus in At the end of the day
    I hear you, however it is not exactly like that. It is easy to agree on technical matters at different levels of competence. It is entirely different when the discussion ventures into subject matter that is both not well known and subject to massive political manipulation. Just like "global warming", religious or political convictions, the recent culture of "correctness" has turned a great number of topics into either tabu, or the subject of tribalism. Consensus is king, dissent is...
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    19th Oct 2021, 08:00 AM
    Marc replied to a thread Corona Virus in At the end of the day
    It's a pity you live so far away. Despite what you may think, I am sure we would get along just fine.
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    19th Oct 2021, 07:52 AM
    Where does the drain pipe go? Did you need to drill the wall? To your question, an install without drainpipe is not acceptable. Ask the council, they will confirm.
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    19th Oct 2021, 07:40 AM
    Marc replied to a thread Corona Virus in At the end of the day
    You miss the point just like Metrix did. If you have concerns about going into someone's house, you can ask over the phone before coming. And the way to ask is to volunteer your status first and then politely ask to reciprocate. No one has the right to barge in my house with the opening sentence -Are you "double" vaccinated. It is rude and patronising, plus, he never stated if he himself is vaccinated. What if I am single vaccinated? Or never vaccinated? Or had covid and recovered? Do I...
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    18th Oct 2021, 12:42 PM
    Nice, never seen those gadgets.
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    18th Oct 2021, 10:38 AM
    Marc replied to a thread Corona Virus in At the end of the day
    Barber, cafe, restaurant. Yet the local Target/Kmart made a big display of their newly found powers. it is rather sad yet not surprising, that you see the tv dude attitude correct. He has no right to ask, it is me in my own house that could ask but choose not to.
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    18th Oct 2021, 10:24 AM
    Marc replied to a thread Corona Virus in At the end of the day
    More and more Australians are seeing the sense in this simple message: there’s no reason to keep us locked down once everyone has had the chance to get the jab. NSW is leading the way, with people back at work, visiting the family and friends they haven’t seen in months and finally sinking a few beers at the pub. Pretty soon kids across the state will be back at school. Although every state is different, there’s no reason other state’s can’t follow the NSW example. But there are also three...
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    18th Oct 2021, 07:54 AM
    Most carpenters I have employed can't plaster if their life depended on it. They screw the sheets on the studs and that's it. Then the plasterer comes and complains that the wall is not straight. :)
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    18th Oct 2021, 07:34 AM
    Marc replied to a thread Corona Virus in At the end of the day
    About evidence of vaccination required ... We have now been out and about for a week, and the proof of vaccination is already out the window. Hardly any store takes it on them to ask. My TV started to play up. The message was "Card failure" ... :? So called the local antenna tv dude. He arrived all masked up, and first thing he says ... "Can I ask you if you are double vaccinated?" Yes, confronted with this irony, I quickly scanned in my mind the multiple sarcastic replies that popped...
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    18th Oct 2021, 07:17 AM
    It's OK, it is a "floating deck" after all. :)
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    17th Oct 2021, 07:18 PM
    Marc replied to a thread Pronunciation in At the end of the day
    Yea ... scottish accent I got used to, even Irish. Try indian accent! that is a different language. They must have the placement of accents on words, on a randomly rotating roster.
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    17th Oct 2021, 07:33 AM
    Gives a full new dimension to delirium tremens :)) Seriously, the whacker does a much better job I believe. Pity it's so expensive.
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    17th Oct 2021, 07:30 AM
    Marc replied to a thread 100 year rain event in Roofing
    I find the expectation of weather to be immutable rather amusing. Weather events have been changing in intensity and frequency forever, and will continue to do so. Hailstorms are the most localised weather events. You can have catastrophic hail in one narrow corridor of 100 meters, that is what makes hail insurable. The weather has been changing from year to year for milenia. The modern day concept that we can blame someone for this is equally amusing.
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    17th Oct 2021, 07:09 AM
    Did you use the jumping whacking thing, or the vibrating plate? If whacker, is it hard to use?
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    16th Oct 2021, 07:48 AM
    Marc replied to a thread Corona Virus in At the end of the day
    You can safely half the death numbers to get a more realistic picture, considering how the death with covid have been added to the death by covid, but anyway ... one is one too many. As for vaccination certificate. I have mine on the phone and since the great stampede, have been asked for it the grand total of twice. And the checking consisted in verifying it was green, since without expanding the picture it is impossible to read from one meter away. As for the legality of asking for this...
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    15th Oct 2021, 07:52 PM
    Marc replied to a thread teenagers ... sigh. in Flooring
    One way to cure the problem is to lay down a thick mat like the one used for martial art, and cover it with heavy canvass. No more noise!
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    14th Oct 2021, 08:42 PM
    Road base is a mixture of small coarse aggregate, fine and extra fine aggregate, to achieve better compaction. Concrete can be made with a variety of size aggregate, including limited amount of fine like brick dust. I believe road base can be safely used to make concrete and I suggest 4:1 road base to Portland cement. Having said that, road base is $60 and sand and gravel mix is $80 Not much of a muchness, unless you already have the tuff.
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    14th Oct 2021, 11:35 AM
    I see their first choice of gun is Hitachi 65 ... :2tsup:
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    13th Oct 2021, 09:46 PM
    A 240v 10A switch will handle 15A 12V. That is 180W 12V
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    13th Oct 2021, 05:29 PM
    Nail guns are chosen according to the nail they can shoot, rather than the way they are built. Or better, they are built to shoot a particular nail. What you are asking is, why can I use a Colt and not a Beretta. The right question is what sort of nail do you need for the job, not what sort of gun. You need a 2.8 x 40 gal flat head nail / round head , not a bullet head, not a clout, not a clipped head. You can drive this nail with a hammer or a gun. Any gun that can shoot that...
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    12th Oct 2021, 06:26 PM
    Coil gun if you want to do a good job. Bostitch is good, Hitachi is the RR https://www.totaltools.com.au/138543-bostitch-32-64mm-wr-and-pl-col-air-nailer-coiler-n66c1k https://www.totaltools.com.au/132733-hikoki-32-65mm-15-deg-air-nailer-coiler-nv65af3h1z
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    12th Oct 2021, 08:01 AM
    Hi Stumo, what the other said. Perhaps I can add why this is so, my own way. A solar hot water system has, as you know, a solar collector panel, a circulation pump and a storage tank. Because of the pesky habit of the sun to hide at frequent intervals and the hit and miss amount of heat the sun dispenses, you need a booster. The booster kicks in, when temperature in the tank is too low. However it is not that simple. An ordinary electric HW tank has a heating element at the bottom of the tank...
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    12th Oct 2021, 07:17 AM
    Marc replied to a thread Corona Virus in At the end of the day
    Ours does not work yet. Entering a store was hit and miss yesterday, with queues of people poking aimlessly at their phones, and 'security' guard looking at the certificate without reading it. If it is green it must be right ... :)
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Considering that this page had 5570 visits by June 2020 ... I suppose that some people are interested in knowing who I am.
Arrived Australia in the 80ties, have 4 daughters and 9 grandkids, had many jobs and worked many trades to survive. I am now old but still married, enjoy metalwork and building, boating, hunting and am real bad at fishing. I am constantly fixing or renovating two houses that remain from a string of rental properties I had in the 90ties that now serve for permanent dwelling and weekender.
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