April Coffee Pot. April 1. 17 years and still going. Enjoy any type of coffee that you like. Locked

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Posted by fifedog on Saturday, May 1, 2021 8:23 AM

IdeaHey Chief, howzabout being a rover reporter and snapping a few shots of that train show. Maybe post of SPF tomorrow...?

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Posted by Flintlock76 on Saturday, May 1, 2021 10:19 AM

'Devil, I read your posts to Lady Firestorm, which caused her to do quite a bit of muttering.  You see, here father was a volunteer firefighter in our home town of Paramus from the day he and her mother moved there from Yonkers to the day he died, about thirty years.  Paramus was all-volunteer, and as far as professionalism goes was second to none.  They're still all-volunteer. There's been talk of going professional over the years but it hasn't been needed.

There are some towns in the eastern, more densly populated areas of Bergen County that have a small cadre of full-timers and the rest of the manning level is volunteer.  

Lady F is the one who found Paramus Company 3's parade rig, a 1940 Seagrave pumper, but I think I've mentioned that already.  A funny story! 

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Posted by V8Vega on Saturday, May 1, 2021 10:33 AM

My Craftsman table saw i'm sure is very old but works good.

In Calif. smog check is every 2 years on 1976 cars and up. all smog components must be working properly and no engine modifacations. No safety inspection.

Dennis  San Fernando Valley CA.  Joined August 2009

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Posted by wrmcclellan on Saturday, May 1, 2021 5:09 PM

Afternoon folks!

A very slow start to the day - ugh...

Got the energy to go vote in local elections so that got me out of the house for 15 min.

A few weeks ago the swimming pool/spa heater quit. Took a bit of research to figure out how to pull the front cover. Yesterday I was able to see that the electronic spark ignition was producing a pilot flame - but the unit would not stop the 5 ignition sparking attempts followed by a few seconds rest and then repeat. So it was not sensing the pilot was lit. These electronic ignitors do not use a thermocouple and I have yet to understand how it senses the pilot is OK. Regardless - after we got back from voting I decided to use the instructions I found and pull the control circuit board to get the part number and order a replacement (ugh - $300 on sale - but hey(!) free shipping!). When I got the board out there was a small fried lizard with 2 marks on him that matched a couple of component solder pads on the PCB. Hmmmm - got the ohm meter out and the lizard roast caused two circuit traces to open up. Scraped the traces and soldered jumpers on them, took it out and tried it on the heater and Voila! It works! Cleaned and painted the exposed repairs (as this is an outdoor unit the circuits are coated with 'humiseal' to protect the PCB/components from moisture)with some good ol' Testers enamel. Buttoned it up & hopefully good for another season? Left the lizard carcass in the enclosure as a warning...Pirate

Going out for Italian tonight with a couple of neighbors (their first venture out) at a neighborhood spot that is still distancing the tables. Also BYOB which makes the Mrs happy - me - cannot have any alcohol (yet)...

Dennis - inspections here are annual - PITA!

Regards, Roy

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