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General Discussion / Re: What Do You Fix?
« Last post by apl68 on Today at 10:36:43 AM »
Awesome fixin' guys! SO uses a piece of wood to prop up the hood of his beater car. :)

Today, we fixed the 25 year old washing machine AGAIN, but this time, we did a more extensive repair. Saturday, we heard it make a clunking noise and discovered that it was not spinning or draining. So, after we used the shop vac to empty the water (that was fun- not!), we took it apart.

We tested the pump. Pump was fine. We then tested the motor with the pump off and heard that sound again. Unplugged everything and removed the motor. As soon as SO removed it he said, "I think I found the problem!" The motor coupler was in pieces! Granted, this is a 25 year old washer and it wasn't exactly balanced. So, we removed the bits, researched the part (less than 9 bucks online), ordered the part and installed it TODAY! We now have a working washer. Yay!!!

You operate on an entirely different level of fixitiveness from me. I bow before you.

I'd have to make the same confession.
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General Discussion / Re: NYT Spelling Bee
« Last post by cathwen on Today at 08:56:02 AM »
Good morning!

QB yesterday, but only with help to find actuator, curaçao, occult, outro, and tactual.  Today I have one word 8L word to go.

LB:  I finally got the “official” glaze-execution.  No 2fer yet today, but a lot of “almosts.” 

ab_grp, I have never seen a pyrrhuloxia (having lived all my life on the east coast, with only occasional visits to the southwest.)  But, like cardinals, they look like elegant birds.

Happy puzzling!
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General Discussion / Re: NYT Spelling Bee
« Last post by ab_grp on Today at 08:11:21 AM »
Good morning!

Got the pangram and to genius but not much further.  Yesterday we failed to get team QB.  I know I needed auto(crat), actuator, and we needed outro, oracular, lull and something else.  Husband did not get coloratura, but that was actually my first word! I just like the sound of it.  I think I first heard it in mid-adulthood when I took my mom to a performance by a small group that included one.  I would guess a lot of people haven't even heard that word before.

I almost got a 2fer, kept circling it but could not make the sale.  Congrats, ciao_yall!

Langue_doc, I will look into that! I hope they don't require any proof or accuracy.  Being new to bird looking (I don't know if I could say I'm a bird watcher at this point), I believe that was the correct ID for the bird, but who knows.  It is a cool bird, and I told husband this morning to take a pic if he sees it again while we're out.  I love cardinals, so I'm glad to have this cousin of sorts in my area.  This morning we had a lesser goldfinch with a bright yellow belly up in the same tree.  I did get a pic of that one, though I'm not sure how good it is. 

Happy solving!
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General Discussion / Re: NYT Spelling Bee
« Last post by Langue_doc on Today at 05:57:17 AM »
Good morning!

Pangram and above genius.

ab_grp, that's quite an interesting bird, it looks like a punk cousin of the cardinal. May I suggest getting an ebird account, and reporting your bird sightings? You don't have to use your real name nor do you need to include your address when you report bird sightings. The Cornell Lab website has a free tutorial on ebird. I think I'm listed as one of the numerous "anonymous ebirder" or something similar.

Happy solving!
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General Discussion / Re: NYT Spelling Bee
« Last post by ciao_yall on Today at 02:00:44 AM »
Morning!

QBwH and a new word, tactual. LB glaze-execution.

Happy solving!
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General Discussion / Re: What Do You Fix?
« Last post by ergative on Today at 12:30:50 AM »
Awesome fixin' guys! SO uses a piece of wood to prop up the hood of his beater car. :)

Today, we fixed the 25 year old washing machine AGAIN, but this time, we did a more extensive repair. Saturday, we heard it make a clunking noise and discovered that it was not spinning or draining. So, after we used the shop vac to empty the water (that was fun- not!), we took it apart.

We tested the pump. Pump was fine. We then tested the motor with the pump off and heard that sound again. Unplugged everything and removed the motor. As soon as SO removed it he said, "I think I found the problem!" The motor coupler was in pieces! Granted, this is a 25 year old washer and it wasn't exactly balanced. So, we removed the bits, researched the part (less than 9 bucks online), ordered the part and installed it TODAY! We now have a working washer. Yay!!!

You operate on an entirely different level of fixitiveness from me. I bow before you.
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General Discussion / Re: What Do You Fix?
« Last post by evil_physics_witchcraft on March 28, 2023, 05:27:07 PM »
Awesome fixin' guys! SO uses a piece of wood to prop up the hood of his beater car. :)

Today, we fixed the 25 year old washing machine AGAIN, but this time, we did a more extensive repair. Saturday, we heard it make a clunking noise and discovered that it was not spinning or draining. So, after we used the shop vac to empty the water (that was fun- not!), we took it apart.

We tested the pump. Pump was fine. We then tested the motor with the pump off and heard that sound again. Unplugged everything and removed the motor. As soon as SO removed it he said, "I think I found the problem!" The motor coupler was in pieces! Granted, this is a 25 year old washer and it wasn't exactly balanced. So, we removed the bits, researched the part (less than 9 bucks online), ordered the part and installed it TODAY! We now have a working washer. Yay!!!
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General Discussion / Re: What Do You Fix?
« Last post by ergative on March 28, 2023, 03:12:45 PM »
1. I have recaulked the window frames. These are windows we had put in last fall, and I love them so much (MASSIVE improvement on the old ones), but the window guy used a very shrinky caulk to seal them, and boy did it shrink shrinkily! Anyway so I scraped out the old caulk and recaulked the worst of the gaps (at least, the ones that don't require me to get on a ladder), and I'm quite pleased with that. I must confess that I'm getting to be rather a dab hand with a caulk gun! (she foreshadowed, overconfidently.)

2. I had two screws that kept coming unscrewed. I have now applied loctite threadlocker to them, and they are not budging. I'm also pleased with that.

3. I repainted the baseboards in my office. I am--hmm--less well pleased with that job, but fortunately I had the self-awareness to start on the baseboards destined to go behind a couch and some bookcases and an art supply cabinet, so the bits that are actually visible are the ones I did after I'd mostly got the hang of things.
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General Discussion / Re: NYT Spelling Bee
« Last post by ab_grp on March 28, 2023, 01:14:21 PM »
Cathwen, it was a pyrrhuloxia.  https://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/Pyrrhuloxia/id   Kind of cute! Husband offered to take a picture of it, but I made the mistake of saying no, I have a good picture in the app.  Of course, with a picture of the actual bird I could at least tell if it was a guy or a gal.  Next time! And congrats on your 2fer from yesterday! Good luck today.

No 2fer for me yet, but I did finally make it to genius. 
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General Discussion / Re: Inflaaaaaaaation
« Last post by jimbogumbo on March 28, 2023, 01:03:20 PM »
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