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Old 10-28-2012, 11:31 PM   #7006
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I've been waiting to see if a few develop down in Hastings, Nebraska and Chattanooga, Tennessee...nothing so far.

You guys just don't know what you're missing!
I thought I heard one while ago but it was my stomach growlin.

There was one back in west Tennessee back in the 60s when I was on the fire department, Memphis and that area is right on top of a huge underground lake. The ground was rolling almost like a wave on the ocean, it sounded like a couple of mules was kicking the back walls out of the house, scary stuff.

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There was one back in west Tennessee back in the 60s when I was on the fire department, Memphis and that area is right on top of a huge underground lake. The ground was rolling almost like a wave on the ocean,
That would have been interesting to watch.
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Up early this morning to check on the 'quake situation. Only three or four in the past 9 hours and none over 4.1. Lets hope the worst are over.

It would be interesting to see what happens to some of the really tall trees up at Haida Gwaii when a 6+ 'quake is happening. The Islands have some of the world's tallest trees. This is where the giant Sitka Spruce and many massive Western Red Cedars grow.
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Actually we do get some earthquake activity in Nebraska from time to time, why just-less than two weeks ago we had a small one:

http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquak...s_nebraska.php
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Bud...I tried linking several times, but the Mac keeps saying, Hastings, Nebraska? You gotta be kidding me!

Maybe something wrong with the link...?
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Bud...I tried linking several times, but the Mac keeps saying, Hastings, Nebraska? You gotta be kidding me!
Maybe something wrong with the link...?
Oh well...you aren't missing much. I tried the link and it works for me but something has gone awry somewhere 'cause I had trouble making this post work at first.
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I see there are more 'quakes in the Haida Gwaii within the past 35 minutes or so. And now some in the southern Yukon. This plate seems to be getting very active.
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Whoah! Another at 6.3 less than an hour ago. Not nice.
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Jim, this one's for you.

I bet you know what this is, don't you?
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Got some plumbing done today, not much, but some at least.

I'm using a combination of copper, PVC and PEX. i think it's going to make for some fun connections.

This is just a pic of the bottom of the pressure tank. I figured it might be prudent to be able to drain the system just in case. So, where the line exits the bottom of the tank, I ran a tee with a shutoff. I think I will likely run a line outside from the shutoff, you know, just in case.
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We have only ever had a single filter in the cabin, but in the house I have opted for three. I can add whatever cartridges I like, and I think it will be a 30 micron first, followed by a 5 micron next and finally a carbon filter. Not much will get by that lot.
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I believe there is a pic of the pressure tank and pump posted earlier...but now I have the incoming water line hooked up and the outlet which will feed through the filters. I was hoping to be able to bring the water in to the tank through the filters, but Rainfresh filters need pressure to seat themselves, so it had to be this way.
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I was trying to get the tankless water heater hooked up this afternoon, but nothing would line up properly. It didn't strike me until an hour later that all I needed to do was to move the heater!

Don't get old people, it'll drive you nuts!

It hangs on two hook type fittings which screw into those abominable plastic plugs. Of course, the two supplied cannot be removed from the wall. Now I know without any doubt whatsoever that there are probably 100 or more of them here somewhere, none could be found today.
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It was only last Thursday that I went over to town in a vain attempt to remember everything that I needed to do all the plumbing hookups.

With list in hand I visited two stores and thought I had everything under control. Ahhhhhhhh...no.

I had forgotten a bag of 1/2" copper 90's - which was clearly on my list - as well as the flex lines for the faucets, which were not on my list.

As luck would have it, yesterday was a good weather day. In fact the water was shiny smooth when I came back it was that calm.

Here's a selection of some of my fittings on the kitchen counter. Lots more upstairs in the ensuite. Can't believe how much stuff I'm going through!
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Man, that is a nice set up Keith, I don't see how anything could get past that many filters, I bet that is some good tasting water.

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