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DeanT - Posted - 10/09/2014:  14:55:27


Our electric bill is about $30 less with a new fridge. I wouldn't have believed it. But then, the old fridge was a 1960 era monster. 

OM45GE - Posted - 10/09/2014:  15:00:05


Amazing how much of a difference they can make.

drew-gurbach - Posted - 10/09/2014:  17:19:53


I noticed the same change years ago when I got a new furnace-a/c unit that qualified for a gov. tax credit.   The electric bill went WAY down.

DeanT - Posted - 10/09/2014:  19:19:06


That's probably next. We live on the "replace when breaks" program... 

OM45GE - Posted - 10/10/2014:  04:56:02


When we bought our current home four years ago we replaced the old furnace with a state of the art, high efficiency unit. The previous owner had records for his gas bills and we cut them by more than half and kept the house warmer. It was pretty expensive, but it has already paid for itself.

DeanT - Posted - 10/10/2014:  06:32:39


We finally replaced our 1947 electric stove this summer. I wish I could afford to replace the furnace. 

OM45GE - Posted - 10/10/2014:  07:27:57


It ain't cheap.

DeanT - Posted - 10/10/2014:  08:28:56


Royals are going to kick the Oriels ass tonight

dat - Posted - 10/10/2014:  08:40:33


the Astro's are gonna get beat who ever they play,   I think they're in line to get beat by the Rangers tonight, they take turns on who they get beat by

OM45GE - Posted - 10/10/2014:  14:25:49


At least they made it to the playoffs. It's amazing how the Red Sox could go from World Series to the cellar in one year.


Edited by - OM45GE on 10/10/2014 14:26:18

dat - Posted - 10/10/2014:  15:01:43


I like to root for 'em, even though it's hard to do at times,    Nolan Ryan, Joe Niekro, Cesar Cedeno, and Jose Cruze played for them, that's gotta count for sumthin

DeanT - Posted - 10/10/2014:  16:24:24


Hey I grew up with the Cubbys...

chuckv97 - Posted - 10/10/2014:  17:18:03


                                              



          I read somewhere that Steve Goodman,a huge Cubs fan, had his ashes scattered at Wrigley Field.


Edited by - chuckv97 on 10/10/2014 17:24:27

DeanT - Posted - 10/10/2014:  17:23:52


What was Steve Goodman known for? I don't have a clue...

chuckv97 - Posted - 10/11/2014:  15:52:46


He was a Chicagoan,a folk singer,died of leukemia in the early 80's. Wrote "City of New Orleans" and a bunch of others. "Changes in Latitudes" with Jimmy Buffet, and "You Never Even Called Me By My Name" with David Allen Coe. Good friend of John Prine.

DeanT - Posted - 10/11/2014:  17:51:46


Thanks! I googled him and can't believe I've overlooked him in my musical journeys... 

chuckv97 - Posted - 10/12/2014:  12:29:23


Oops,wrong song. He co-wrote "Banana Republics" ,made famous by Jimmy Buffet.

DeanT - Posted - 10/12/2014:  17:32:56


Bananas are about the only food I've encountered in my life, that I'm allergic to. I used to eat them every day, then one day, wham. I've not been able to eat one since, without severe reactions.

chuckv97 - Posted - 10/12/2014:  17:35:04


What kind of reactions did you get?

DeanT - Posted - 10/12/2014:  22:22:02


Much like food poisoning. Vomiting out of both ends. 

OM45GE - Posted - 10/13/2014:  05:35:29


My wife gets that from mushrooms.



Steve Goodman was one of the great song writers.

DeanT - Posted - 10/13/2014:  06:05:00


I'm really sore today. Ran a marathon yesterday. 

OM45GE - Posted - 10/13/2014:  06:39:04


How long does it take you to recover?

DeanT - Posted - 10/13/2014:  11:44:24


About 3 days to get over the soreness, 1 week to feel normal again, about 3 weeks before I can train hard again, and at least 4-6 weeks before I can run any races again. 

dat - Posted - 10/13/2014:  11:54:40


but you still feel better than if you didn't run

DeanT - Posted - 10/13/2014:  13:38:52


Way way way WAY better!!! I rode my bike 10 miles today... whooo these old legs are tired! But feeling great!

OM45GE - Posted - 10/13/2014:  13:56:36


Nice to keep the machine working isn't it?



They gave us a preliminary finding on the plane crash. They said the variable pitch prop was in full feathered position. They were still in takeoff climb attitude but had cleared all the trees at the end of the runway and the engine was still at full throttle all the way to the ground. They didn't say if it was pilot error or equipment malfunction.

DeanT - Posted - 10/13/2014:  16:39:29


Takes a lot of work, but worth it!



I'm voting for equipment malfunction. I couldn't see someone pulling a prop lever back on takeoff

chuckv97 - Posted - 10/13/2014:  21:00:03


Not to place blame, but would there be any way to detect that problem during pretrip inspection?

DeanT - Posted - 10/13/2014:  23:08:19


There's no way he would have gotten off the ground with a feathered prop, it would have had to happen once airborne. 

OM45GE - Posted - 10/14/2014:  03:59:40


Dean is right Chuck. The variable pitch prop lets you adjust how much bite it's taking. You increase the pitch (angle) for takeoff and reduce it for cruise. Feathering the prop basically means turnng the blades flat so they aren't providing any thrust at all. 



I'm hoping for malfunction too Dean. It would be a huge error to make. I guess it doesn't make any difference in the outcome, but Dave was a very experienced and safe pilot and I would hate to see his reputation tarnished with a pilot error finding. 


Edited by - OM45GE on 10/14/2014 04:00:10

DeanT - Posted - 10/14/2014:  06:06:56


The last time I worked on an airplane with variable pitch props (Cessna 425) the prop levers had to go past a detent to be feathered, so you couldn't even do it by accident, such as hitting it with your elbow.  

OM45GE - Posted - 10/14/2014:  06:33:20


I didn't even know he had retrofitted the prop. It was a 1950's Cessna 180. He kept it at a small grass field so he may hove done a full STOL kit on it.

dat - Posted - 10/15/2014:  07:47:20


I didn't know they had props that did that,   I've always wondered about a boat prop that could do that, or a transmission with a second gear on an outboard motor

OM45GE - Posted - 10/15/2014:  07:56:04


They've been around a long time, usually not on lower end planes because they're expensive and complex. They also have them for boats. Same thing applies about $$ and complexity.



I had a self feathering prop on a sailboat once. The blades would fold back when the boat was sailing to reduce drag. When you powered up they would extend and provide thrust.

dat - Posted - 10/16/2014:  09:14:42


I'm thinkin a 25 hp johnson with a 3 speed,  approve     my 14 ft will run 30 mph on the river on a straight run, if I had a second or third gear, I could really get up and go, then again, bends in the river could make you have to down shift fast

OM45GE - Posted - 10/16/2014:  10:22:21


You'd be screwed with my self feathering prop. If you cut the power, it folds and offers no resistance at all. You would have to shift into reverse. That could be interesting at 30 MPH. It wasn't much of a problem at sailboat speeds.

dat - Posted - 10/21/2014:  14:25:24


some sailboats scoot along pretty nice,   one of these years I want to build a cedar strip kayak,  then slow down and paddle

DeanT - Posted - 10/21/2014:  15:00:06


My one and only sail boat experience ended up capsizing, and getting rescued. My date was not impressed.

dat - Posted - 10/21/2014:  15:10:22


first time I met my bride I was drinking beer at the deer lease, she wasn't impressed,  but I got rescued and had another chance

OM45GE - Posted - 10/21/2014:  17:49:47


Ten knots with the rail buried feels pretty fast. 

DeanT - Posted - 10/21/2014:  18:02:59


We buried the sail mast in the bottom of the lake, and it stuck there. Very embarrassing. We stuck with drive in movies after that.

chuckv97 - Posted - 10/21/2014:  19:03:05


Your sailing adventure is hilarious Dean.....LOL

DeanT - Posted - 10/21/2014:  22:35:56


It was a rental boat at a small lake. What could go wrong? We had no idea what we were doing!shocksmiley

OM45GE - Posted - 10/22/2014:  03:47:20


Small boats are quite differnt from large "displacement" boats. Those use a lot of weight in the keel to keep them upright. Little boats often use the crew as ballast so you have to move around a lot. I used to race sailing dinghys and have capsized a number of times. 

DeanT - Posted - 10/22/2014:  06:00:01


All future boating excursions were done with an engine and no sail! For me boating is a lot like flying: I'd rather my feet be on solid ground!

OM45GE - Posted - 10/22/2014:  06:22:52


My last racing sailboat could actually get up on plane and get a good head of steam up. We were screaming along once and hit a big powerboat wake. We buried the nose and pole vaulted forward. The boat laid down on top of us. That was an exciting moment.

DeanT - Posted - 10/22/2014:  12:21:59


That would have made a great videolaugh

OM45GE - Posted - 10/22/2014:  12:43:00


It would have for sure but it was pre-GoPro and no one was filming from shore. I can replay it in my memory easily.

DeanT - Posted - 10/22/2014:  18:46:41


You could always do it again and have cameras ready...

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