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  Topic: Mortice joints.
Slim

Replies: 53
Views: 6976
PostForum: Make Your Own/DIY   Posted: Tue May 11, 21 9:44 am   Subject: Mortice joints.
Why will a lead roof eventually stop leaching lead?
  Topic: Mortice joints.
Slim

Replies: 53
Views: 6976
PostForum: Make Your Own/DIY   Posted: Tue May 11, 21 9:13 am   Subject: Mortice joints.
We just use aluminum flashing here, or copper if you've got the $$$.
Lead may be easier, but is it really "better" enough to make it worth using?
If it leaches into rainwater collection than it's le ...
  Topic: Mortice joints.
Slim

Replies: 53
Views: 6976
PostForum: Make Your Own/DIY   Posted: Mon May 10, 21 9:57 pm   Subject: Mortice joints.
Well the flakes from lead paint are a huge problem in urban areas here. Some very contaminated soils that get ingested in several ways.
No idea how much goes from flashing to soil, but I'm sure acid ...
  Topic: Mortice joints.
Slim

Replies: 53
Views: 6976
PostForum: Make Your Own/DIY   Posted: Mon May 10, 21 6:52 pm   Subject: Mortice joints.
I'm still floored by the fact that y'all continue to use actual lead.
  Topic: Mortice joints.
Slim

Replies: 53
Views: 6976
PostForum: Make Your Own/DIY   Posted: Sat May 08, 21 2:09 am   Subject: Mortice joints.
Might want to consider a dusk mask..... I think sawdust can be a bit rough on the lungs long term
  Topic: mending stuff
Slim

Replies: 12
Views: 1242
PostForum: Make Your Own/DIY   Posted: Fri Apr 30, 21 10:43 am   Subject: mending stuff
I was really annoyed this winter when the beater brush on the vacuum cleaner stopped working, essentially making the whole machine worthless. I finally traced down the issue to a broken wire leading t ...
  Topic: mending stuff
Slim

Replies: 12
Views: 1242
PostForum: Make Your Own/DIY   Posted: Wed Apr 28, 21 8:49 am   Subject: mending stuff
I've used that site to repair phones. Very handy.
The trouble we seen to run into now a days in this house is not having time to devote to repair or mending and needing a functional ______ now!
  Topic: Wildlife
Slim

Replies: 1402
Views: 1092156
PostForum: Conservation and Environment   Posted: Thu Apr 22, 21 5:52 pm   Subject: Wildlife
When it comes to rarities, the shear quantity of lobsters caught can make them seen less rare
https://bangordailynews.com/2021/02/04/news/midcoast/rare-yellow-lobster-caught-off-maine-coast/

https ...
  Topic: Useful/interesting links for bread-making
Slim

Replies: 14
Views: 75106
PostForum: Recipes, Preserving, Homebrewing   Posted: Thu Apr 01, 21 9:17 am   Subject: Useful/interesting links for bread-making
Wikipedia says both: https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Galette
(Though Sean dropped Breton)
Bon appetit called them "pies that are nearly impossible to mess up"
  Topic: Useful/interesting links for bread-making
Slim

Replies: 14
Views: 75106
PostForum: Recipes, Preserving, Homebrewing   Posted: Thu Apr 01, 21 9:13 am   Subject: Useful/interesting links for bread-making
I thought they were pastry type things, like small pies without a top crust or a pie tin....
I think of apples sliced thin and arranged into nice spirals...
  Topic: Fresh yeast
Slim

Replies: 7
Views: 11848
PostForum: Recipes, Preserving, Homebrewing   Posted: Wed Mar 31, 21 11:06 am   Subject: Re: also

I'm a bit of bread geek and used to work in a sourdough bakery. Any bread questions - happy to answer!

I think my repeating this almost made Mrs Slim interested in downsizer...
  Topic: Starting seedlings under lights
Slim

Replies: 30
Views: 22521
PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Wed Mar 31, 21 11:04 am   Subject: Starting seedlings under lights
If only starting seedlings that will finish off outdoors, the cool white of the cheapest LED shoplights you can find will be fine.
  Topic: Landscaping project
Slim

Replies: 639
Views: 339896
PostForum: Energy Efficiency and Construction/Major Projects   Posted: Wed Mar 31, 21 11:01 am   Subject: Landscaping project
I have seen poly tunnels bend steel tubing, and known an entire greenhouse (30x96 feet) that was lifted up a few inches and set back down (by a wind storm).
Semi ventilated makes these issues worse. ...
  Topic: Asparagus bed design
Slim

Replies: 33
Views: 9146
PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Sat Mar 27, 21 12:29 pm   Subject: Asparagus bed design
I thought was to fill up other raised beds....
  Topic: Asparagus bed design
Slim

Replies: 33
Views: 9146
PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Sat Mar 27, 21 11:27 am   Subject: Asparagus bed design
It's the wrong time to ask this, but did you refill the beds prior to crown delivery?
 
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