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    #4101 65 days ago
    Quoted from Irishbastard:

    I have a "whole home surge protector" attached to my main panel, wonder if it would have done it's job in your situation. I installed mine after a buddy's street got hit by lightning and his house was the only one not to loose anything, because ha had one. If you drove up his street, all you saw were major appliances on the curb in front of everyone's home. People lost everything electric. He just had the melted remains of the surge protector which did it's job.

    I actually have two (I have two breaker boxes), but since it was a house strike (i.e. didn't come in on the power line), those may not have helped. Localized suppressors at the outlets may have helped tho. And weird things got affected. i.e. the receiver HDMI 1 OUT line and the projector HDMI 1 IN - but HMDI 2 OUT and HDMI 2 IN are still OK. And the receiver's amps are OK. PS4 OK. So I assume the HDMI wires acted like an antenna and took out the electronics.

    Other things are fine. Fridge, furnace, Rokus, etc. Other TV's are dead.

    Lightning has a mind of it's own!

    #4102 65 days ago
    Quoted from Pugster:

    Glad everyone is safe!
    Also, a civilian ADS-B receiver…who knew! I’m guessing that’s for real time traffic data on flight sims?

    Yeah, I didn't think it was a direct hit (I inspected the outside), and we didn't smell smoke, so we didn't call the fire department. I thought it initially hit in the woods. Got lucky there that it didn't burn the place down.

    Talking to the neighbor the next day, he saw it out of the corner of his eye. That led me to start looking closer in a more specific area.

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    #4103 65 days ago

    Strawberry moon

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    #4104 64 days ago

    Not a bad view for this mainly cloudy low 60’s kinda day

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    #4105 64 days ago
    Quoted from hwyhed:

    Not a bad view for this mainly cloudy low 60’s kinda day
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    I prefer your picture instead of my day 97 degrees, heat index around 110 degrees and humid.

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    #4106 64 days ago

    Some much needed rain finally. Including yesterday it's rained maybe 3x this year

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    #4107 64 days ago
    Quoted from Grayman_EM:

    I prefer your picture instead of my day 97 degrees, heat index around 110 degrees and humid.

    I’m grilling stuffed peppers outside so as not to run the oven. I should have just tossed them on the driveway for a couple of hours. We were in the 90s before noon today….

    #4108 63 days ago

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    #4109 63 days ago
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    #4110 63 days ago

    Is it in service?

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    #4111 63 days ago

    I guess they heard about my slice and are running for cover.

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    #4112 63 days ago
    Quoted from EJS:

    Is it in service?

    Yeah. I was tempted to use it but kinda disgusting. North Battleford, SK Walmart.

    #4113 63 days ago
    Quoted from Slugmeister:

    I guess they heard about my slice and are running for cover.
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    You eat pizza outside??

    #4114 63 days ago
    Quoted from yzfguy:

    You eat pizza outside??

    Deer eat pizza??

    #4115 63 days ago
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    #4116 63 days ago

    That's just dumb. Feel 4 u

    #4117 63 days ago
    Quoted from punkin:

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    Damn, forgot you're on the other side of planet. I was like, it's June 16th

    #4118 63 days ago
    Quoted from EJS:

    Is it in service?

    Only for the Matrix.

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    #4119 63 days ago

    It was busy on the dock today. Both our dock and the next door neighbour’s. Those Beech-18s take up a lot of space. Never seen four at once before.

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    #4120 63 days ago
    Quoted from aFineMoose:

    It was busy on the dock today. Both our dock and the next door neighbour’s. Those Beech-18s take up a lot of space. Never seen four at once before.
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    Ever fly in them?

    So do they bring in supplies or are they just owners/residents docking them?

    Regardless, very neat photos!

    #4121 63 days ago
    Quoted from mbwalker:

    Ever fly in them?
    So do they bring in supplies or are they just owners/residents docking them?
    Regardless, very neat photos!

    I fly the Beaver. Same era, same engine: but only one, not two.

    There were a few operators today. The planes are typically used for bringing tourists and their cargo to fishing camps. I do the same, with trips to native reserves sprinkled in too.

    The planes pictured were bringing investors and big-wigs to a gold mine in northern Ontario.

    #4122 63 days ago
    Quoted from aFineMoose:

    I fly the Beaver. Same era, same engine: but only one, not two.
    There were a few operators today. The planes are typically used for bringing tourists and their cargo to fishing camps. I do the same, with trips to native reserves sprinkled in too.
    The planes pictured were bringing investors and big-wigs to a gold mine in northern Ontario.

    Very neat! By chance, have you ever been to the Air Force Museum in Dayton? Not sure if it applies to the Beech-18s tho since everything needs to have a connection to the AF.

    My father (passed many years ago) was a pilot in WWII. Spent plenty of times in my youth visiting the local airports with him watching the planes. Fond memories. He was diabetic and he mentioned that kept him from getting his license later in life. Don't know the details, but that was in the early 70's.

    #4123 62 days ago

    I haven't seen one of those since the movie "Phone Booth". I always remember the (quote lady) who kept telling him to get off the phone!

    #4124 62 days ago
    Quoted from aFineMoose:

    It was busy on the dock today. Both our dock and the next door neighbour’s. Those Beech-18s take up a lot of space. Never seen four at once before.
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    Reminds me of a James Cagney movie 1942 Captains of the Clouds. Pretty good show and having to do with Canada's move from bush piolets to an air force for WW 2. If you watch look for some of other actors you know.

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    #4125 62 days ago

    went camping this week
    Here are a couple of the sights from the outing
    with my college roommate and his dog
    and his home built tear drop trailer, near Mt. Hood

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    #4126 62 days ago
    Quoted from pinwiztom:

    went camping this week

    Looks like the peak of Mt. Hood?

    #4127 62 days ago
    Quoted from aFineMoose:

    It was busy on the dock today. Both our dock and the next door neighbour’s. Those Beech-18s take up a lot of space. Never seen four at once before.
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    Round engines, so cool. You flying the Beaver or Turbo Beaver? Four 18’s I had no idea there was that many flying in Canada still!

    #4128 62 days ago
    Quoted from pinwiztom:

    went camping this week
    Here are a couple of the sights from the outing
    with my college roommate and his dog
    and his home built tear drop trailer, near Mt. Hood

    I love the concept of those, but I gotta have some airflow when I sleep at night.

    #4129 62 days ago

    Thank the maker, this oil bath is going to feel so good!
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    Nice passing shower.

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    #4130 62 days ago
    Quoted from mcluvin:

    but I gotta have some airflow when I sleep at night.

    He has a vent with a fan on top of trailer for some airflow.

    #4131 62 days ago

    Haven’t been to Dayton, but I’ve seen my share of aviation museums. The Warplane Heritage Museum in Hamilton, Ontario is great because they’ll take you for rides. I went up in a Tiger Moth while my aunt went in a Harvard (same plane as a Texan).

    I don’t know about the Beech, but the Beaver was made just after WW2. That being said, the engine, a Pratt & Whitney R-985 is WW2 tech. 9 cylinders, 450hp. Nothing crazy, but it gets the job done. I always wear earplugs underneath noise cancelling headphones to give an idea how loud it is.

    Haven’t flown anything with a turbine yet. Hoping to fly a Turbo Otter next season on the west coast. Frankly, anything on floats near Vancouver is good enough for me. I’d rather be with the family than here flying in Ontario, but I gotta build up time. Covid threw a wrench in things and it’s my first time flying in years.

    Worst of all, though, no pinball machines here. I saw one guy in town is a Pinsider, but I don’t want to be the kid on the block that only asks you to hang out for your toys.

    #4132 62 days ago
    Quoted from aFineMoose:

    Haven’t been to Dayton, but I’ve seen my share of aviation museums. The Warplane Heritage Museum in Hamilton, Ontario is great because they’ll take you for rides. I went up in a Tiger Moth while my aunt went in a Harvard (same plane as a Texan).
    I don’t know about the Beech, but the Beaver was made just after WW2. That being said, the engine, a Pratt & Whitney R-985 is WW2 tech. 9 cylinders, 450hp. Nothing crazy, but it gets the job done. I always wear earplugs underneath noise cancelling headphones to give an idea how loud it is.
    Haven’t flown anything with a turbine yet. Hoping to fly a Turbo Otter next season on the west coast. Frankly, anything on floats near Vancouver is good enough for me. I’d rather be with the family than here flying in Ontario, but I gotta build up time. Covid threw a wrench in things and it’s my first time flying in years.
    Worst of all, though, no pinball machines here. I saw one guy in town is a Pinsider, but I don’t want to be the kid on the block that only asks you to hang out for your toys.

    Bring a 24pack, some steaks and your winning smile.

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    #4133 62 days ago

    Had a storm with super high wind blow through yesterday morning. Good news, no damage to house or cars. Bad news, lost two large trees in the woods, our 15 year old Sand Cherry in the front planter, and some large limbs off Silver Maple next to Driveway.

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    #4134 61 days ago
    Quoted from ReadyPO:

    some large limbs off Silver Maple next to Driveway.
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    ReadyPO thank goodness it wasn't worse. Silver Maples IMO should never be planted on a property as they are soft wood and attract Carpenter ants which are not as bad as termites but cause the next amount of damage to homes. That storm missed me as we had lots of stormy looking clouds but no rain.

    #4135 61 days ago
    Quoted from ReadyPO:

    Had a storm with super high wind blow through yesterday morning. Good news, no damage to house or cars.

    Man, the pictures I posted yesterday were also of a storm. I didn't realize it until this morning on my bike ride around the neighborhood, when i saw at least 3 trees down. Also fortunately though, they all missed homes and autos.
    Crazy too as it was only about 15 minutes long.
    Today we are back expecting triple digits.

    #4136 61 days ago

    Wow did it get dark in a hurry. Room just went black. Big storm passing thru. Hail is flying right now

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    #4137 61 days ago

    I hate hail. Hopefully it didn't do too much damage to the plants and vegetables

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    #4138 61 days ago
    Quoted from Grayman_EM:

    Silver Maples IMO should never be planted on a property as they are soft wood and attrac

    Yeah we inherited it when we bought the property. Sugar Maple right next to it, no damage. Neighbors Silver Maple, no damage. We have talked about cutting this down before, but we will probably just trim it up. It is pretty far from the house so no danger there.

    #4139 61 days ago

    Every summer, the Sikh temple about a mile up the street has a parade down the street from the capital to the temple with trucks and tractors pulling trailers and floats full of people and decorated it tinsel and bright colors, with music blaring.
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    #4140 61 days ago
    Quoted from ReadyPO:

    Had a storm with super high wind blow through yesterday morning. Good news, no damage to house or cars. Bad news, lost two large trees in the woods, our 15 year old Sand Cherry in the front planter, and some large limbs off Silver Maple next to Driveway.

    Give your roof a real good look. Sometimes the damage ain't so obvious.

    #4141 60 days ago
    Quoted from ReadyPO:

    Yeah we inherited it when we bought the property. Sugar Maple right next to it, no damage. Neighbors Silver Maple, no damage. We have talked about cutting this down before, but we will probably just trim it up. It is pretty far from the house so no danger there.

    Thought here find out where the sewage line is from the house to street. Had to replace mine just a month after buying my house and cut 2 trees down and had them grind the stumps. Total bill for all of it $5900.00. Could have bought a pin for that amount of money.

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    #4142 60 days ago

    Our pinball team travelled 5 hours up the coast to Qld for a weekend comp.

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    This fella was out the front of the Arcade.

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    #4143 60 days ago
    Quoted from Grayman_EM:

    Thought here find out where the sewage line is from the house to street. Had to replace mine just a month after buying my house and cut 2 trees down and had them grind the stumps. Total bill for all of it $5900.00. Could have bought a pin for that amount of money.

    Did the previous owner disclose it?

    I ask because it is highly unlikely the previous owner wasn't aware. If they didn't disclose and you didn't purchase as-is, you may have recourse.

    #4144 60 days ago
    Quoted from mcluvin:

    Did the previous owner disclose it?
    I ask because it is highly unlikely the previous owner wasn't aware. If they didn't disclose and you didn't purchase as-is, you may have recourse.

    No, the drain was working when I first bought the house and I did have a home inspector look at the property. But home inspectors will tell you if I can't see it, they aren't responsible for it. Which I have to agree with. Some advice I have learned the hard way is this. Homes and cars if you are buying used the owner is ALWAYS hiding something. It's a good one to live by.

    #4145 60 days ago
    Quoted from punkin:

    Our pinball team travelled 5 hours up the coast to Qld for a weekend comp.
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    This fella was out the front of the Arcade.
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    How was free calling with in the country, created? Surely long distance calling has an actual cost to it.

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    #4146 60 days ago

    Snapped this one two days ago on the walk back to my hotel in MIA. Almost three weeks down here for training away from family and friends - but the finish line is in sight

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    #4147 59 days ago
    Quoted from Grayman_EM:

    No, the drain was working when I first bought the house and I did have a home inspector look at the property. But home inspectors will tell you if I can't see it, they aren't responsible for it. Which I have to agree with. Some advice I have learned the hard way is this. Homes and cars if you are buying used the owner is ALWAYS hiding something. It's a good one to live by.

    The last 2 homes we purchased, we paid a plumber (couple hundred bucks) to run a video scope into the sewer line, during the pre-inspection process, and in both cases found root ball issues and we were then able to negotiate the price down or cost of repair into our final bid offers. Saved us thousands of dollars in the long run and much peace of mind.

    #4148 59 days ago
    Quoted from Pugster:

    Snapped this one two days ago on the walk back to my hotel in MIA. Almost three weeks down here for training away from family and friends - but the finish line is in sight
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    What training are you doing?

    #4149 59 days ago
    Quoted from aFineMoose:

    What training are you doing?

    Doing my initial type rating on the B787.

    #4150 59 days ago
    Quoted from Pugster:

    Doing my initial type rating on the B787.

    You'll have us all beat on having the best 'pin hauler'.

    If you want a chuckle, post in the thread about the cars that can fit a pin...ask if anyone knows if they will fit in a 787.

    BTW, I do ADS-B tracking for FlightAware a FlightRADAR24.

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