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fly

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@Domon Are you having any issues with ZHA devices falling offline? I've seen a couple of posts that say that a ConBee II stick is better for ZHA. If you're having issues, I may pick one up so as to not waste time with the zigbee side of the stick I have.
 

Domon

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@Domon Are you having any issues with ZHA devices falling offline? I've seen a couple of posts that say that a ConBee II stick is better for ZHA. If you're having issues, I may pick one up so as to not waste time with the zigbee side of the stick I have.
im pretty sure i said that exact thing to you :D

since the firmware update you recommended, i have not had things fall offline, but prior to that update? all the damn time
 
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fly

Osharts 11
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im pretty sure i said that exact thing to you :D

since the firmware update you recommended, i have not had things fall offline, but prior to that update? all the damn time
Maybe you did. :lol: Between HA and my Unraid migration, I can't keep this shit straight. I've upgraded mine as well, so I guess I'll continue.
 

gee

Blame It On The Gassa Nova
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Roadside-find, 22" 5.5hp snowblower is getting an overhaul!

Between a wire wheel and flap disc I got most of the major rust off the thing, I'll probably finish it off with some evapo-rust or phosphoric acid or something before I prime it. The missus is in charge of paint and she's gonna do something ridiculous, she just doesn't know what yet.

It needs a new shave plate (bought another one off amazon, 20 bux), skid shoes (3d printing them), an auger bearing and belts (princess auto) and a tube for one of the tires, and that's it.
 

wetwillie

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Roadside-find, 22" 5.5hp snowblower is getting an overhaul!

Between a wire wheel and flap disc I got most of the major rust off the thing, I'll probably finish it off with some evapo-rust or phosphoric acid or something before I prime it. The missus is in charge of paint and she's gonna do something ridiculous, she just doesn't know what yet.

It needs a new shave plate (bought another one off amazon, 20 bux), skid shoes (3d printing them), an auger bearing and belts (princess auto) and a tube for one of the tires, and that's it.
I thought for sure it was a unified pauldron, for a knight with a really small head.
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august

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oh I finally have carpet upstairs! and a bedroom! but no lamps and there's no overhead lighting :lol:

we also don't have curtains up there, but we got a couple online to try out (our bedroom windows are all the same two sizes/shapes so we got one of each) and once we get them up, we can just grab x more of a and y more of b.

we also just had to get the springs in the garage door replaced bc one snapped :eek:
 
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gee

Blame It On The Gassa Nova
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I've pulled a couple of smaller (2-3" across) stumps out of the yard with my engine hoist.
 

gee

Blame It On The Gassa Nova
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With piss?
You know, if you piss on a tree stuff enough times it'll help break it down over time.... and you could speed up that process.

What if you like, put a big diesel pressure washer on a honey truck? you could load up the truck with piss, fire up the pressure washer and literally blast the stump out of the ground with 5000psi of piss.
 

gee

Blame It On The Gassa Nova
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hey, there's a business idea there... maybe you could get contracted by the government to go clean graffiti and bird shit off confederate statues and shit.
 

gee

Blame It On The Gassa Nova
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So I primed the snowblower body earlier... didn't double check the can and used etch primer, not plain primer. And I didn't clean all the old paint off. And it made the old paint peel. Well fuck...

I'll wire wheel it and hit it with 'real' primer and hope for the best.