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    you can buy conversion kits, even OEM
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    As of 9/21/10:         As of 9/13/10:
    College Hockey 6       College Football 0
    BTHC 4                 WCHA FC:  1
    Originally posted by SanTropez
    May your paint thinner run dry and the fleas of a thousand camels infest your dead deer.
    Originally posted by bigblue_dl
    I don't even know how to classify magic vagina smoke babies..
    Originally posted by Kepler
    When the giraffes start building radio telescopes they can join too.
    He's probably going to be a superstar but that man has more baggage than North West

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    • Originally posted by dxmnkd316 View Post
      LEDs

      you can buy conversion kits, even OEM
      I should just rip the fucking fixture down and replace it wholesale. But did I mention my noodle arms?

      My legs OTOH are wicked strong from carrying so much weight for years.

      Edit: I got it.

      As with Leftist politics, I had just been being too gentle.

      Last edited by Kepler; 09-08-2022, 05:56 PM.
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      • Originally posted by Kepler View Post

        I should just rip the fucking fixture down and replace it wholesale. But did I mention my noodle arms?

        My legs OTOH are wicked strong from carrying so much weight for years.

        Edit: I got it.

        As with Leftist politics, I had just been being too gentle.
        Phillips Plug and Play LED tube lights. They fit the florescent slots and work with no fuss.

        https://www.homedepot.com/b/Lighting...B&gclsrc=aw.ds

        Father-in-Law saw them and wanted them for his garage because of similar issues. And boy do they work well, even in below zero for days temperatures.
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        • Originally posted by Kepler View Post

          I should just rip the fucking fixture down and replace it wholesale. But did I mention my noodle arms?

          My legs OTOH are wicked strong from carrying so much weight for years.

          Edit: I got it.

          As with Leftist politics, I had just been being too gentle.
          I'm fairly confident if you can't get the new tube in the slots and twist it a 1/4 turn you shouldn't be trying to change a fixture. Call an electrician, put a modern LED fixture in and you will be dying of thirst in Arizona before it has to be serviced again
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          • Originally posted by Kepler View Post

            I should just rip the fucking fixture down and replace it wholesale. But did I mention my noodle arms?

            My legs OTOH are wicked strong from carrying so much weight for years.

            Edit: I got it.

            As with Leftist politics, I had just been being too gentle.
            Coincidentally I thought I just had to replace the lights on mine as well. Almost all of them were flickering and the tubes looked more shot than a spark plug with 200k miles on it. Replaced the lights, flipped the switch, and the new ones flickered the exact same. So I'll probably be replacing all the fixtures with the LED strip ones.
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            • A Long Island (?) plumbing disaster.

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              • The conclusion to the epic saga of Fade's a-hole neighbor.

                A couple weeks back, my fianc? finally got ahold of the Code Enforcement Officer while I was working. She got rather Karenish about the officer's cryptic letter citing some bull**** bylaw about replacing damaged property that we couldn't even find in the online code book. To be honest, she Karened really well because less than an hour later, she got a phone call from the city Chief of Police. After sympathizing with her about the cryptic letter and informing her that the officer has been told about her crappy letters before, she explained the whole situation. Bottom line, my fianc? asked him to make sure this guy was told that we didn't kill his plants, not even accidentally. A few days later, we're in the yard and notice the cops are visiting him and having a look at the camera.

                A week goes by, during which time we observed that the passive-aggressive signage was removed. Finally, my fianc? gets a call from the cops yesterday and they spill to her that he was told to remove the sign because it constituted a violation of a bylaw against intimidation. The best part?

                The camera is not even hooked up. It's all for show.

                The dumb thing about all this is that he's going to end up worse off for pursuing this and acting the way he did. We're fortifying our border and upgrading our flimsy temporary tarp to a big, beautiful wall! Triple-thick reed fencing 32 feet long, 10 feet tall, and built 6 inches back from his privacy fence. I wanted to order some concertina wire to put on top of it, but she said no. ;-)

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                • Don't forget bastions and crossfire angles.

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                  • My wife has vetoed claymores on numerous occasions now.
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                    As of 9/21/10:         As of 9/13/10:
                    College Hockey 6       College Football 0
                    BTHC 4                 WCHA FC:  1
                    Originally posted by SanTropez
                    May your paint thinner run dry and the fleas of a thousand camels infest your dead deer.
                    Originally posted by bigblue_dl
                    I don't even know how to classify magic vagina smoke babies..
                    Originally posted by Kepler
                    When the giraffes start building radio telescopes they can join too.
                    He's probably going to be a superstar but that man has more baggage than North West

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                    • Fetchez la vache.
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                      ECAC Champion 1967, 1968, 1969, 1970, 1973, 1980, 1986, 1996, 1997, 2003, 2005, 2010
                      Ivy League Champion 1966, 1967, 1968, 1969, 1970, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1977, 1978, 1983, 1984, 1985, 1996, 1997, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2012, 2014, 2018, 2019, 2020

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                      • Don't forget that siege attacks from under the walls also happened. They just haven't been as popularized by Hollywood due to the difficulties that arise while attempting to film such a situation well. So keep your ears on the ground and place shallow water dishes around the perimeter to detect vibrations.
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                        • Fun fact: the "petard" as in "hoist by your own" is a siege weapon. It's a box of gunpowder which you place into holes you dig under the walls. You explode it to undermine the wall. The comically Scottish character at the siege of Harfleur in Henry V is talking about it.
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                          ECAC Champion 1967, 1968, 1969, 1970, 1973, 1980, 1986, 1996, 1997, 2003, 2005, 2010
                          Ivy League Champion 1966, 1967, 1968, 1969, 1970, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1977, 1978, 1983, 1984, 1985, 1996, 1997, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2012, 2014, 2018, 2019, 2020

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                          • I had to give up and call a lawncare company. Something was digging up my (immaculate, beautiful) lawn and I couldn't tell it if was grubs or voles or gremlins.

                            They came, immediately identified it as grubs and put that stuff down plus lime. They'll be back in a couple weeks to overseed and aerate, then again for a final season fertilization.
                            I gotta little bit of smoke and a whole lotta wine...

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                            • I had grubs last year. It all depends on the geo area they hit in a year.

                              my area recovered fast though

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                              • Originally posted by Swansong View Post
                                I had to give up and call a lawncare company. Something was digging up my (immaculate, beautiful) lawn and I couldn't tell it if was grubs or voles or gremlins.

                                They came, immediately identified it as grubs and put that stuff down plus lime. They'll be back in a couple weeks to overseed and aerate, then again for a final season fertilization.
                                It’s good you treated for the grubs before the problem evolved to moles. Moles love eating grubs.
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