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Old 01-14-2021, 01:02 PM   #74691
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I can't wait for winter to be over. I really hate cold weather. I miss car meets, driving with the windows down, washing and waxing the car and then just admiring the finished work. I need to move out of this state, could be way worse, but it just sucks.
It's definitely troublesome at times, but I think it allows me to appreciate my car more in April/May when the snow goes away!
My wife hates it so I can see your perspective. It certainly would be nice to have car wash weather more than 3 months a year.
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Old 01-14-2021, 02:35 PM   #74693
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Here, none of the car clubs did anything in 2020 with covid. Porsche club did nothing, British Car Club did nothing, Heap Herders (mostly hot rods and classic American muscle) did nothing. Summer kickoff was cancelled in
NorCal. 2020 was a big nothing for car meets.
Definitely missed seeing you, @Tcoat, and @Ultramaroon last year. Maybe this year, vaccine-providing, we can have some kind of meet (end of summer??).

I've really missed having local meets as well.

A couple of my friends said I did a better job organizing them in the South Bay than when my other friends took over as South Bay organizers, lol.

So I'm thinking that once things calm down I'll have to step up and start organizing them again. Which, surprisingly, is kind of exciting. There are always fun people to meet at these and it's nice to welcome new people (as long as they're more mature and not the dumbass kids with popcorn tunes and shit).
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It sounds to me like the delicate, metallic sounds of piston skirts slapping against the cylinder walls
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Now, if it was three feet long and you were using all that leverage
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Old 01-15-2021, 01:28 AM   #74694
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So funny story, my bathroom lights blew out, so I ran to Target (good excuse for a night drive) to grab a pack of new bulbs.

I get home, replace the two bulbs in the bathroom, and within 5 minutes of turning my kitchen lights on to make a late dinner, the lights blow out there.

Fortunately I got a 4 pack of bulbs, so I do have enough.

The problem is that my apartment manager originally had told me for this particular light fixture and the hallway one, she wanted me to have her/her husband replace bulbs if they blow out.

Thing is with COVID going on I'd rather not have them come in unless there's an emergency since they're a bit older and have an older relative (90 or so year old dude who also lives in the building), so I'm considering just DIY'ing it and taking the consequences, if any, whenever I move out.

But I'm not a great home DIY-er so I'm hesitant to try removing the fixture (since I believe it's made with glass) in case it breaks...

Any chance one of you home DIY-ers can help me identify the level of difficulty removing the fixture/housing so I can replace the bulbs?

I see four screws on it, but they almost look like they're for the part of the fixture connected to the ceiling rather than the cover itself. I'm _hoping_ the cover itself can be unscrewed separately from the ceiling housing with the screws for bulb replacement but not entirely sure.

This is the fixture:



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Old 01-15-2021, 01:46 AM   #74695
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So funny story, my bathroom lights blew out, so I ran to Target (good excuse for a night drive) to grab a pack of new bulbs.

I get home, replace the two bulbs in the bathroom, and within 5 minutes of turning my kitchen lights on to make a late dinner, the lights blow out there.

Fortunately I got a 4 pack of bulbs, so I do have enough.

The problem is that my apartment manager originally had told me for this particular light fixture and the hallway one, she wanted me to have her/her husband replace bulbs if they blow out.

Thing is with COVID going on I'd rather not have them come in unless there's an emergency since they're a bit older and have an older relative (90 or so year old dude who also lives in the building), so I'm considering just DIY'ing it and taking the consequences, if any, whenever I move out.

But I'm not a great home DIY-er so I'm hesitant to try removing the fixture (since I believe it's made with glass) in case it breaks...

Any chance one of you home DIY-ers can help me identify the level of difficulty removing the fixture/housing so I can replace the bulbs?

I see four screws on it, but they almost look like they're for the part of the fixture connected to the ceiling rather than the cover itself. I'm _hoping_ the cover itself can be unscrewed separately from the ceiling housing with the screws for bulb replacement but not entirely sure.

This is the fixture:
I figure those 4 screws hold the glass globe in place. Just unscrew them a little at a time, while holding the glass globe in place, until the globe drops down.

Replace the burnt out bulb(s), put the globe back in place and carefully, barely snug, then back off each 1/4 turn the 4 screws up till they gently hold the globe in place.

DO NOT put larger bulbs that were in there, in place.

DO NOT try it while the globe is hot.

DO NOT perform the operation while drunk.

DO USE a step stool or step ladder NOT a kitchen chair to stand on.

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Those 4 screws sit in a groove in the globe. Just back them out with one hand while supporting the globe with the other, install is reverse of removal.
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Ahhh, dang. I doubt I can do it. With my hand tremors I don't think I should trust myself to keep the globe steady enough while my 2nd hand is dealing with the screws. Welp.

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I figure those 4 screws hold the glass globe in place. Just unscrew them a little at a time, while holding the glass globe in place, until the globe drops down.

Replace the burnt out bulb(s), put the globe back in place and carefully, barely snug, then back off each 1/4 turn the 4 screws up till they gently hold the globe in place.

DO NOT put larger bulbs that were in there, in place.

DO NOT try it while the globe is hot.

DO NOT perform the operation while drunk.

DO USE a step stool or step ladder NOT a kitchen chair to stand on.

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Ahhh, dang. I doubt I can do it. With my hand tremors I don't think I should trust myself to keep the globe steady enough while my 2nd hand is dealing with the screws. Welp.
Are you serious?

If so, ask that cute neighbor lady to come over and help you -
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Old 01-15-2021, 07:48 AM   #74699
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Are you serious?

If so, ask that cute neighbor lady to come over and help you -
That's kind of brilliant...
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That's kind of brilliant...
Makes you wonder how many times humfrz has faked needing help with his cute neighbor lady's
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Lagers are my favorite. I enjoy ales too though (as with almost anything that contains alcohol). I really love a good pilsner though. I think the more diverse my pallette has become the more appreciation for something simple, but done right, has increased.

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Actually lagers and pilsners are the hardest and most time consuming beers to produce. Ales are the easiest.

Yea, I like lagers and pilsners. IPAs and stouts not so much. There are some good ales, but most brew pubs make mediocre ales at best.

Every time I go to a brewpub it's the same thing: "what do you have for a lager guy?"

" Well, our blond ale is the closest thing we have to a lager. "
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So funny story, my bathroom lights blew out, ...
Don't break that globe. You will need a time machine to replace it.
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Actually lagers and pilsners are the hardest and most time consuming beers to produce. Ales are the easiest.



Yea, I like lagers and pilsners. IPAs and stouts not so much. There are some good ales, but most brew pubs make mediocre ales at best.



Every time I go to a brewpub it's the same thing: "what do you have for a lager guy?"



" Well, our blond ale is the closest thing we have to a lager. "
We have a great local Oktoberfest themed pilsner here in CT that I was crushing at the bowling alley but I can't remember the brewer name lol.

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Everytime I search for it though I get a bunch of competitors. When it comes back in stock I'll post it.

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