Category Archives: Home and Homestead

Clean your DHW tankless coil

We have hard water and we heat our water with an oil boiler and a tankless coil.  This is, admittedly, a very inefficient method of heating water but it came with the house so we are making it work.  Once … Continue reading

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Driveway alignment, do it yourself!

I’ve always been under the assumption that alignments should only be done by professionals on an alignment rack.  While I do still believe that this will give the best results, in a pinch, it can be done in the driveway … Continue reading

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Biking update

Since the last post I have: – Replaced old bashguard with new BBG – Replaced crankset with Shimano FC-M361 165mm crank – Replaced front 3x gears with 1x 32 tooth N/W (Blackspire Snaggletooth) – Removed front derailleur and added an … Continue reading

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Excited about biking

I’m stoked to get back into the mountain biking scene.  I haven’t done much of it since graduating college 10 years ago.  I’ve been tuning up my bike, a 2005 Giant Rincon.  I need to adjust the front derailleur and … Continue reading

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Repair Manifesto

iFixit.com has posted their “Repair Manifesto” and it just so happens to be everything that I believe in. Why waste by throwing things out when it could just be fixed?  I repair everything I can from electronics, cars, plumbing, lawn … Continue reading

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Pex vs Copper

This seems to come up every now and then in conversation.  I use copper pipes.  Almost everyone I know is switching to running PEX due to low cost and easy installation.  Here is my take on the situation. Copper Copper … Continue reading

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Quadra 650 – “Quad Serve”

Stock Now (2004) Processor 68040 @ 33 Mhz Overclocked 68040 @ 42 Mhz Hard Drive 250 mb 2.1 gb RAM 12 mb RAM 104 mb RAM CD-Rom 2x CD 4x CD Operation System Mac OS 7.6.1 Mac OS 8.1 The … Continue reading

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My shaving experience

I’ve been shaving now for 15 years of my life.  For most of the first 14 years of shaving, I used a Gillete Sensor Excel twin blade “disposable head” razor.  My dad use to shave with the disposable BIC razors, … Continue reading

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Tracy Nichelle Raymond

On August 18, 2015 our beautiful little girl was born.  Welcome, little one.

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What? It’s March!

-15F this morning…not kidding.

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