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Old 04-07-2009, 11:59 AM   #41
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Thanks Jim,
I need all the help I can get.
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Old 04-07-2009, 12:04 PM   #42
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I need all the help I can get.
I want a dollar for every time I've said that.
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Old 04-07-2009, 12:09 PM   #43
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If I got a dollar for every time I've said that, there would be no economic slump.
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Old 04-07-2009, 01:00 PM   #44
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Adjustable wrenches are evil. Buy the correct sze of a good brand of open-ended wrench, and you will not round off your nut.

By the way, when we change the subject like this (remember, this is supposed to be about the telescope opening on Hokie's roof), we should start a new thread.

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Old 04-07-2009, 06:54 PM   #45
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I agree with everything you've said. If you don't want to buy an entire set of open end wrenches, just get the 7/8".

And, I have thought of moving topics to the appropriate place when they skew off the subject line, but it would be best if members just changed the subject line and posted in the appropriate box.

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I agree with everything you've said. If you don't want to buy an entire set of open end wrenches, just get the 7/8".

And, I have thought of moving topics to the appropriate place when they skew off the subject line, but it would be best if members just changed the subject line and posted in the appropriate box.

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Old 04-07-2009, 08:38 PM   #47
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Re: Custom Mods for the Hokie Escspe

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Well, actually, it IS still on thread, because it concerns an ACTUAL custom modification (not just a fun one), and the pros and cons of such a modification made to HokieEscape. So see, we can all enjoy and not feel bad!
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Stretched a bit, but still the truth. ;P
It is best to start a new thread an not just the subject line, because it is not as easily found on the main page.
I too have been guilty countless times of going off topic. It is kinda like a conversation where you drift from one thing into another.
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Old 06-28-2009, 10:10 PM   #48
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The screen door is GREAT!!! However, with the little slider/lock, it's hard to handle, and if it gets away from you, it slams shut and all the innards gush out! Not a pretty site\!
I added this simple handle (inside and out) to help control the door. Works good, and it's cheap!
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Old 06-28-2009, 10:20 PM   #49
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Not a bad idea, as the handle is quite small. Something to think about.
I adjusted the spring tension so that if we let go of it when fully closed, it barely makes it to closed. I did this for the same reasons you added the handles. The guts never came apart for us though. Well, except for the time when Jasper figured out he could not jump through it, he had not realized it was closed. He only did that once though, he looks carefully now. It was actually quite easy to put back together, I had thought it was toast.
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Old 06-29-2009, 05:29 AM   #50
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It was actually quite easy to put back together, I had thought it was toast.
Yes, it is easy to put back together, but when you first see it......you think "I've ruined it!!!!"
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