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by drfish
Sun Oct 28, 2018 9:30 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: My thoughts on the Prusa I3 MK3 3d printer kit
Replies: 133
Views: 5379

Re: My thoughts on the Prusa I3 MK3 3d printer kit

Thanks again for these updates. :)
by drfish
Sat Oct 27, 2018 1:44 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: The ultimate sump pump battery backup?
Replies: 23
Views: 572

Re: The ultimate sump pump battery backup?

To heck with code, this sounds like the most fun of your pumps so far. I expect pictures at the end of all this. Ha! It might have saved me last time if I'd had two of them. It was close. FWIW, it was one of these and one of these . As it was, some carpet got pretty wet, but I figure a couple thous...
by drfish
Fri Oct 26, 2018 4:33 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: The ultimate sump pump battery backup?
Replies: 23
Views: 572

Re: The ultimate sump pump battery backup?

Thanks for the advice guys, this is good stuff! Sealed deep-cycle marine battery message heard loud and clear. I'll look into the code stuff closer as well. Once I'm off baby-duty I'll check the Kill A Watt numbers. I'd like to avoid the 12v kits. Adding a 4th pump seems crazy, as does replacing one...
by drfish
Fri Oct 26, 2018 2:11 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: The ultimate sump pump battery backup?
Replies: 23
Views: 572

Re: The ultimate sump pump battery backup?

I'll try to get some Kill A Watt numbers this weekend. I also talked to a friend at work and he suggested I consider plain old lead acid batteries to get more Amp hours for my buck. I'm not sure about the maintenance aspect of that concept though... :-?
by drfish
Fri Oct 26, 2018 1:55 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: The ultimate sump pump battery backup?
Replies: 23
Views: 572

Re: The ultimate sump pump battery backup?

90% sure that won't pass home inspection, but I'm no doctor. https://www.nfpa.org/codes-and-standards/all-codes-and-standards/list-of-codes-and-standards/detail?code=70 Completely support your effort, but personally I'd just get a SumpJet , have it professionally installed, and call it a day. Our h...
by drfish
Fri Oct 26, 2018 1:02 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: The ultimate sump pump battery backup?
Replies: 23
Views: 572

Re: The ultimate sump pump battery backup?

Considering that it's likely to run 10 seconds every minute or so, even 1 hour would get me a pretty long way in a heavy storm. Under normal circumstances, that sounds like it could run for many hours since it would only switch on once every 10 minutes or so. BTW, I already have a water-powered back...
by drfish
Fri Oct 26, 2018 9:53 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: The ultimate sump pump battery backup?
Replies: 23
Views: 572

The ultimate sump pump battery backup?

Long story short, I want to step up my sump pump-game during power outages. I have a generator, but I want that to become my #2 option and I want my #1 option to be completely automatic and generally foolproof. We have two Zoeller M98 sump pumps in our sump. I'm only looking to power one of them dur...
by drfish
Thu Oct 25, 2018 4:07 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: New Build running at over 300° C!
Replies: 21
Views: 1092

Re: New Build running at over 300° C!

I'm curious about performance post Meltdown/Spectre.
by drfish
Fri Oct 19, 2018 5:57 am
Forum: Processors
Topic: OMG TR is run by Intel Shills!
Replies: 19
Views: 1223

Re: OMG TR is run by Intel Shills!

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by drfish
Mon Oct 15, 2018 7:00 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: My thoughts on the Prusa I3 MK3 3d printer kit
Replies: 133
Views: 5379

Re: My thoughts on the Prusa I3 MK3 3d printer kit

Crazy impressive for just a month of self-education. Thanks again for sharing. That last fin print is just bonkers.
by drfish
Fri Oct 12, 2018 6:24 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Space Thread
Replies: 75
Views: 7513

Re: Space Thread

Space is never cheap, but I'm certain he was suggesting a good+fast approach instead of fast+cheap approach to the red-tape cutting. This situation probably merits a bit more expense to fund a proper expedite.
by drfish
Mon Oct 08, 2018 8:10 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: derFunk's freebie Friday: Google Home Mini
Replies: 34
Views: 996

Re: derFunk's freebie Friday: Google Home Mini

I'm not entering, I just want more people to watch this: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mk5Dwg5zm2U
by drfish
Mon Oct 08, 2018 12:18 pm
Forum: TR Sports
Topic: NFL 2018
Replies: 126
Views: 4990

Re: NFL 2018

Hahaha!
by drfish
Sun Oct 07, 2018 8:51 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Space Thread
Replies: 75
Views: 7513

Re: Space Thread

I'm so old, staying up for tonight's launch is hard, heh.
by drfish
Thu Oct 04, 2018 1:18 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: My thoughts on the Prusa I3 MK3 3d printer kit
Replies: 133
Views: 5379

Re: My thoughts on the Prusa I3 MK3 3d printer kit

While I greatly appreciate this thread, I have to say it's discouraging me from getting a 3D printer for a bit longer. I think it comes down to the fact that I don't want a new hobby, I just want a printer that works. FWIW, that's the opposite of how I felt about 3D printing until about a year and a...
by drfish
Fri Sep 28, 2018 9:58 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: My thoughts on the Prusa I3 MK3 3d printer kit
Replies: 133
Views: 5379

Re: My thoughts on the Prusa I3 MK3 3d printer kit

Uncanny, I just watched that yesterday. Tell me, has the online media that people reading this thread consume suddenly become universally sponsored by NordVPN? I swear, fully half of what I listen two or watch ran a NordVPN ad read this week. Ah, the beauty of online trackers and targeted advertisi...
by drfish
Fri Sep 28, 2018 6:08 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: My thoughts on the Prusa I3 MK3 3d printer kit
Replies: 133
Views: 5379

Re: My thoughts on the Prusa I3 MK3 3d printer kit

Uncanny, I just watched that yesterday. Tell me, has the online media that people reading this thread consume suddenly become universally sponsored by NordVPN? I swear, fully half of what I listen two or watch ran a NordVPN ad read this week.
by drfish
Thu Sep 27, 2018 2:52 pm
Forum: General Hardware
Topic: House struck by lightning
Replies: 31
Views: 1366

Re: House struck by lightning

I went through this once, maybe not quite as severely though. So much dead network equipment, everything hooked up to coax too. Your list looks pretty good based on my recollection. I had a heck of a time working out what to do about PC components though. Like, it was totally a curse to know I could...
by drfish
Thu Sep 27, 2018 8:25 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: My thoughts on the Prusa I3 MK3 3d printer kit
Replies: 133
Views: 5379

Re: My thoughts on the Prusa I3 MK3 3d printer kit

Reading every post, thanks for the updates.
by drfish
Mon Sep 24, 2018 1:04 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: My thoughts on the Prusa I3 MK3 3d printer kit
Replies: 133
Views: 5379

Re: My thoughts on the Prusa I3 MK3 3d printer kit

Now I'm picturing a print made with filament "reinforced" with cat hair... :P
by drfish
Sun Sep 23, 2018 7:41 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: My thoughts on the Prusa I3 MK3 3d printer kit
Replies: 133
Views: 5379

Re: I got a delivery last night...

How did I know that the YouTube link would go to a FliteTest video? :)

I have essentially no RC experience, but I've been super tempted to try one of their foam-board builds to get my feet wet.
by drfish
Sat Sep 22, 2018 4:13 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: My thoughts on the Prusa I3 MK3 3d printer kit
Replies: 133
Views: 5379

Re: I got a delivery last night...

I still can't believe SecretSquirrel is writing one of my future articles for me, going to have to rethink a bit, heh. Seriously though, thank you for this thread, it's perfect. :)
by drfish
Fri Sep 21, 2018 12:15 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: My thoughts on the Prusa I3 MK3 3d printer kit
Replies: 133
Views: 5379

Re: I got a delivery last night...

There's a reason that it costs so much less to buy the kit, heh. I would buy the kit too, just to be confident that I could repair any problem I came up against down the road.

The instructions and phenomenal, though: https://manual.prusa3d.com/c/Original_P ... t_assembly
by drfish
Fri Sep 21, 2018 10:01 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Reviews that would suit Tech Report
Replies: 52
Views: 1288

Re: Reviews that would suit Tech Report

Oh, I can take care of that one right now.

Just 700w, too small to microwave my personal-family-sized Stouffer Mac and Cheese. 0/10, would not recommend.
by drfish
Fri Sep 21, 2018 8:45 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Reviews that would suit Tech Report
Replies: 52
Views: 1288

Re: Reviews that would suit Tech Report

FWIW, I like to tell stories when I review things or just write about things in general. The truth is, most the articles I've been writing for a couple years now are just spiffed up versions of what I would have put into a forum post in the past. In fact, for an upcoming piece, I'm drawing heavily f...
by drfish
Thu Sep 20, 2018 7:05 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Reviews that would suit Tech Report
Replies: 52
Views: 1288

Re: Reviews that would suit Tech Report

Captain Ned wrote:
Well, the camera stuff is always welcome, but "fluff" smells (to me, and solely IMO) of what wrecked Ars (again, IMO).


Fluff? Smells? Just want exactly are you getting at Ned? :P
by drfish
Thu Sep 20, 2018 4:55 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: My thoughts on the Prusa I3 MK3 3d printer kit
Replies: 133
Views: 5379

Re: I got a delivery last night...

farmpuma wrote:
Any chance I could have you make me a smaller than a postage stamp and about an eighth of an inch thick part for a price, if I can get you a copy of the original engineering drawing?


And so it begins... :)
by drfish
Wed Sep 19, 2018 7:10 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: My thoughts on the Prusa I3 MK3 3d printer kit
Replies: 133
Views: 5379

Re: I got a delivery last night...

Looking good. :)
by drfish
Tue Sep 18, 2018 7:03 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Space Thread
Replies: 75
Views: 7513

Re: Space Thread

Usacomp2k3 wrote:
That was exciting. We’ll see how many years late it will be. Great technical info though.


It was the first thing I thought about when I woke up this morning. I'm still trying to get my jaw off the floor over the potential of artists funding space flight.
by drfish
Mon Sep 17, 2018 9:30 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Space Thread
Replies: 75
Views: 7513

Re: Space Thread

:o :o :o

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