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    @lc 122587 wrote:

    Phil Angelides, architect Peter Calthorpe, and Phil’s lap dog Illa Collin.

    that is correct, however, ultimately, the planning department has veto power here. Are they not the ones protecting the “public” interest. On all of our developments, we have had to “modify our plans” and there is always a landscape plan requirement and approval process.

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    @EGL Admin 122470 wrote:

    If I get one, I wouldn’t use it much, just some light welding. I want to build a couple of Christmas tree stands. I built one years ago for our tree in the house that you saw today LC. That dude will never tip over. It’s a disc blade from a plow. Probably 30″ in diameter. It probably weighs 30 pounds. We used to have a lot of old blades at the farm but they all got tossed. This is what one looks like.

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    I welded a 4 inch piece of pipe to it. Drilled holes for screws to tighten it.

    Here is a thought for you. The bolts we use affix new wear blades to the grader mowboard are of a carriage bolt nature. You could bolt them to the disc and that way they would remove for flat storage. Some are 4″ long and threaded complete.

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    @lc 122468 wrote:

    Very good post Grouse, thanks. Flux core most certainly does product slag, but for me and my only occasional needs and sometimes just welding chit together because you can, it’s not something I want to screw with or invest in that much. Every welder I’ve used has been 220V. It’s a lot better than 110 but the damn things are heavy and expensive. I hope this little POS, my first actually owned welder, will work out. My expectations are low.

    I use the flux core as well, but the little 220v I have is adaptable to the mig gas set-up as well. It is a Lincoln. I think I paid 350.00 for it and that was many years ago. Have no idea what it would cost now. In addition to the welder, then you also have the expense of the bottle, regulator, gas hose, and gas. All adds up. Now my shop welder, that is another story. It is on a boom that can reach out about thirty feet. Weld 1″ stock, no problem. Can do structural stuff with that. Lucky for me, got all this stuff when I was a young man, now I can play with no pay.

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    @EGL Admin 122432 wrote:

    I was in there this morning. So which welder is easier to use, the arc welder or the mig welder that uses the wire? I’ve only used the arc welder type. They had an arc welder that runs off 110 for $84. The wire one was I think $105?

    I bought a few odds and ends. Nothing big. Also got a couple of gift cards.

    GMAW, “gas metal arc welding” and MIG, “metal inert gas welding” refer to the same process, where an inert gas is used to shield the area around the weld being made and thus creating a clean weld that requires no flux in the process. No slag will be produced so upon completion of the weld you are pretty much done. A mixture of Argon/Co2 is the most common shielding gas but others can be utilized when welding different materials, stainless steel, etc. Wire welders are available that allow both MIG welding and flux core welding with the same machine. The user may want to take this into consideration when purchasing a welder. You could start with the flux core operation and later add the hose, bottle, and regulator to utilize the MIG process at a later time. The flux core process produces slag and is not as clean as MiG. For this reason, I have always preferred MIG. We have both in our shop, a large MIG for heavier metals and a small combo MIG for thin stock. I prefer the 250v small unit over the 125v units offered because you get a wider range of penetration ability. Use the MIG wire welder process in shop and the flux core wire outdoors in winding environments. Hope this helps. I do not know anything about the reliability of the brands marketed at Harbor Freight. I saw some units at tractor supply in Galt and also on the Northern catalogue. Consideration needs to be made about the availability of
    consumables such as tips and wire, and the range of wire sizes the unit will handle. Most common is .035 and wire brand does make a difference. If you really want to get educated visit Barnes Welding Supply on Power Inn Road in the vicinity of Alpine Ave.

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    We were at dinner at friends house last week. Prime rib was served.
    Came from Costco and it was delicious. Went to Costco yesterday and purchased beef tenderloin for beef Wellington.

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    @plasmadrive 122302 wrote:

    That was the Bee delivery guy at 3:25am

    Who ever it was, pulled in your driveway at east side by trees.
    Pretty early for bee guy. He is on target bout 4:30. 5:00

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    Who ever was cruising and viewing at 3:30 am this morning on Oak Ranch Place, “get a life, will ya”.
    The show ended at 10:00 pm on Saturday. Also, coming to view in a flatbed loaded with hay is kind if odd, ya think?

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    @wildoates 121581 wrote:

    Ther are always people who think they are the exception to any rule!

    Yep.. always one..

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    Ok, I posted, am I in the contest now?

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    @goodeats 121560 wrote:

    I went to see the lights last night. Everyone was well behaved. We all waited patiently in line, followed the posted instructions, saw the great light show, and then left. No one was outside policing us either. I think the signs helped out in that respect, but it was good to see that people can behave themselves without supervision.

    The signs make a big difference. The residents are all much happier, I am sure.
    Still early, hope it stays under control.

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    @bainc 121482 wrote:

    No problem. Hopefully we’ll make it out there in the next week or so. I need to pull a 5 point turn in Grouse’s driveway. :stir:

    hey bainc,

    If you were to buy my lexus you could make that turn in a “U”. No points needed. Either way, watch out for the land mines left by Santas Elves.

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    @EGL Admin 120735 wrote:

    What day did this happen?

    Think it was Wednesday, that is off day of show , but lights are partially on.

    Mac lives across from me. This seems to happen to him a lot in past. He also lost his sprinkler system once things got muddy and we all saw someone actually turn around on his front lawn once. He is an attorney but also a very mellow guy. So far this week things have been flowing pretty good. Actually, last night had most traffic and that was also an off day. Some one gave my wife some trouble about something, she handled it. I have been down with some funky bug, staying indoors.

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    @violarose 120733 wrote:

    Do you have sheep and horses on your property? My girls snuck off and pet the sheep. They liked them alot.

    Nope, that would be on the right soon as you come down the street, watch out for snakes.

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    @bainc 120578 wrote:

    So I nailed it on the whole Lexus, BMW, Mercedes owner. I was only kidding but owners of those cars have a certain reputation. I’d own one if it were in my budget.

    I’m hopeful the no stopping signs on the south side help with the traffic flow and there’s no excuse for patrons littering or urinating on the fence. I wouldn’t mind seeing some of EG’s finest out there to write some tickets on a few nights to some of the inpatient/rude drivers (who are probably driving a Lexus). I’ll be out there one evening well off the road, lights off, wait my turn, will make a quiet u-turn at the end of the court, and leave. I know not everybody will as courteous and with that I agree with your original post. Keep it clean people. This is why we can’t have nice stuff.

    Bainc, you nailed it all right
    You and Plasma will have some fun with that. Have him open his garage for you, think he has two. LOL
    Great car, thinking of selling and upgrading. wanna buy it?
    Hope everyone listens to what you have just posted

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    @lc 120576 wrote:

    Still not working :beatdead:

    ok then, can not help you along

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