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Not today, but over the last few days.

We went to a pumpkin patch festival. These pictures are from the end of the day. The truck was pretty cool sitting like that with all of it's stuff in and around it. Then the kiddos posing and being silly. Then that's the wifey and I. The pumpkins, they were $0.50/lb. Yes, we scored some huge pumpkins for dirt cheap. Definitely good times. The corn maze we went through was trippy, lol.

That last one, yea. That's an effing tarantula. It was just walking across the street a few houses down from from mine when me and a few others saw it. We helped it get to the field that surrounds my neighborhood.









 

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Suddenly, I've become a plumber.

Second time I've ever soldered copper pipe together. First time having done this much. Last time it was just to extend an existing piece of pipe a few inches over. This time was a bit more than that, lol.

This of course is for my bathroom remodel. Before, it was just a tub spigot and no shower. Unfortunately, I didn't take a clear before picture. The closest to those are the ones where the old hardware happened to be in the shot. Here, I'm installing the 1-way valve for the shower / tub spigots. I haven't quite done the tub spigot simply because I ran out of copper tubing for the bathtub.



 

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Well, today I was going to put in the bathtub but it's a no-go. The tub arrived with defects from the manufacturer as the box itself was not damaged. There's this as well as two large chips in the porcelain coating.

I did test fit it in the bathroom and it fit nice in there. I'm bummed that this tub didn't work out...





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Suddenly, I've become a plumber.

Second time I've ever soldered copper pipe together. First time having done this much. Last time it was just to extend an existing piece of pipe a few inches over. This time was a bit more than that, lol.
What does your copper pipe transition into where the couplings are ? ( what are those black crooked ass pipes coming up out of the floor ?? ) Soft Rolled copper ?

Did you tape / dope the Mixing valve male threads where you installed the threaded Female adapter fittings ? Or did you just thread them on and solder this assembly together without tape / dope ? Those mixing valves can be soldered directly to copper pipe by the way .. You didn't really need to buy adapters if you are not going to install union's.
 

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What does your copper pipe transition into where the couplings are ? ( what are those black crooked ass pipes coming up out of the floor ?? ) Soft Rolled copper ?

Did you tape / dope the Mixing valve male threads where you installed the threaded Female adapter fittings ? Or did you just thread them on and solder this assembly together without tape / dope ? Those mixing valves can be soldered directly to copper pipe by the way .. You didn't really need to buy adapters if you are not going to install union's.
Yes, the black crooked ass pipes coming up out of the floor are copper pipes. They're just old, so they're discolored. I cleaned and prepped everything with 500 grit sand paper and applied flux to all contact points (pipes, couplings) and then soldered everything.

All male valve threads had teflon tape applied before final installation.
 

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Yes, the black crooked ass pipes coming up out of the floor are copper pipes. They're just old, so they're discolored. I cleaned and prepped everything with 500 grit sand paper and applied flux to all contact points (pipes, couplings) and then soldered everything.

All male valve threads had teflon tape applied before final installation.

As long as No leaky leaky, you're good. :wink2:

Last shower I did ..
 

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Handi capable shower .. the diverter above the mixing valve sends water to the hand held. Here is the finished product with all the trim installed.
That looks great!

Project update for me. I've been spending the last few days removing the mastic from the flooring as I've decided to put down some self-leveling cement. Primarily because I can't get the tub to sit flush and it's one of those tubs that has a backer board (styrofoam, really) to let it sit flush and level on the ground on its own.

The self-leveling cement will also be good for the tile flooring that will be getting put down eventually, so it's not like I'm going to be losing anything (time, money, and sweat) from it.

The stuff I've been using is Klean Strip Green Floor Adhesive Remover. I'm not happy with how the stuff works out, but I grabbed it because I didn't know any better at the time. You're supposed to wait 2-4 hours before attempting to remove the mastic from the cement foundation. You're supposed to be able to use a scraper, bit that hasn't really worked out. I've been using my steel brush to scrub it out and that has been working, but man, it's a **** ton of work. Since using this stuff, I've read about another product called 747 and based on the couple of YouTube videos I've seen, it works far better than the stuff I've been using.













 

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Mass confusion

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I guess at that point, start over!
 

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Good Lord Darren! How you guys make sense of that madness is beyond me!

I'm glad there are people like you in the world to sort it all out! Thanks for keeping the phones connected!
 

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<img src="https://i.ibb.co/3fQ9y9k/wires.jpg" alt="wires" border="0"></a>​
Wait.

Were you at that site I was supposed to cut over to ATAs earlier this week?

Because that sure looked like it ... :crying::crying:

THANKFULLY I was able to disconnect almost all of that.

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Long story on this one, but only 9 phones did not come up after the splice , Luckily all this copper will be history sooner rather than later.

Keeps the old thinker in gear for sure lol.
 

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Hey, Guys!

If you yank a setup with 25 pair or better yet 50 pair solid copper, I'll buy a foot of it, for use on electronic breadboards.*

Having 50 pairs to work with with no repeats makes life easier when I have to early prototype something complex on a white board.

All I need is a foot; I'd love to see some 100 pair, but I haven't seen that since the 70's.

FYI, you can sell that type wire to the local universities that are doing breadboard work. :)




I've got a few dozen of these, I use for various stuff.

They don't work well over ~5MHz, but for logic or IO prototyping, it's the ****. :)

Keep me in mind, the more pairs the better.

*Remember, I'm a cheap bastard, lol.
 

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Hey, Guys!

If you yank a setup with 25 pair or better yet 50 pair solid copper, I'll buy a foot of it, for use on electronic breadboards.*

Having 50 pairs to work with with no repeats makes life easier when I have to early prototype something complex on a white board.

All I need is a foot; I'd love to see some 100 pair, but I haven't seen that since the 70's.

FYI, you can sell that type wire to the local universities that are doing breadboard work. :)

I've got a few dozen of these, I use for various stuff.

They don't work well over ~5MHz, but for logic or IO prototyping, it's the ****. :)

Keep me in mind, the more pairs the better.

*Remember, I'm a cheap bastard, lol.
A few of my schools recently replaced their PBXs with VoIP systems, I bet I can get you 50 pair at least. Not sure if there are any 100s, but I will check.
 

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Thanks, B!

When I come up for the Eclipse, I plan to bring a hard drive for your perusal; do you keep a computer that a sata drive will plug into, or do I need a USB drive?
(No Porn, I promise, lol.)

If you want to bring a large empty drive when you come down to get the shocks, that would be cool; I probably have 4TB of stuff.

Like I said, The schools all use these breadboards, and when you're doing something complex, it's nice to have lots of colors.
All the line techs I knew are retired or worse; this cable is coming out everywhere, but it gets recycled usually.

Buying new isn't really an option; that cable is really expensive, and no one wants to sell you a foot, lol.

The last piece I got was ~50 years old when I got it, and all the insulation is coming off now; I wanted to test out a circuit before I put it on a board, and it was a mess.

I have a half dozen Analog circuit simulators, but NO digital ones; whiteboards rock for that application.


On another note, I'm also looking for some 6 pair stranded cable, about 100-200 ft, for another project; a rocket launcher with safety interlocks.
This is for the bigger rockets.
It can be 22awg or bigger; I don't want to spend $100 for it, and that seems to be as cheap as it gets.
I didn't spend that on the 80/20 for the launchpad, lol.
 

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Back to my bathroom project. Today was the first time in nearly two weeks I've done anything to my bathroom as I've been having a busy weekends these last two weekends. Anyway, the tub isn't in yet, but that's because I decided to take a little detour and patch up my ceiling first. I figured it'd be easier to maneuver inside my bathroom without the tub actually in yet vs having to climb up on my tub to get some parts of my ceiling done. I'm so glad I did so.

I took this first picture a few months back when I had the fart fan installed by my cousin's husband. As you can see, the ceiling is all cut up from the excess paint I removed earlier. The large hole around the fan was also filled in with a 1in U-shaped drywall piece I cut up in order to repair the hole that was made for the actual fan installation.

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This is just the first layer of mud I've done to repair the ceiling. I'm just basically waiting for it to finish drying so I can sand it down and apply a second coat. The second coat will be to fill in the "gouges" I left behind. Also, the second coat should be all I need. Once that second coat has been sanded down, I'll for sure get the tub installed.

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New tires and general clean up on the shitbird
 

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