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  1. It is very easy to silence an air compressor. Manufacturers do it all the time big time everyday everywhere. So silent that you can't hear it working just a few feet away. Think refrigerator. There is a powerful, reliable, ultra quiet compressor in there. As a matter of fact there are people who salvage the compressor from a broken refrigerator or air conditioner and use that as a air compressor. Search youtube. dcarch
  2. dcarch

    Dinner 2018

    Speaking of citrus fruits and Chinese vegetables, may be you can tell us something about Pomelo rind? I understand it is a vegetable in some parts of China. dcarch
  3. May not be true. With fluid dynamics (air is a fluid) there is static pressure and dynamic pressure in the hose. In general, static pressure (PSI) will mostly the same regardless of the distance of the hose. but if the diameter of the hose is too small and the hose is too long, dynamic pressure (related to CFM) will suffer. An option is to have a large air tank and smaller motor/compressor. The compressor will be quieter, but operate longer. Or an active noise canceling system (expensive), or an active noise canceling earphone (much cheaper, some with Bluetooth wireless music). dcarch
  4. Why not get a 50-foot hose and have the compressor in another room or closet? dcarch
  5. dcarch

    Dinner 2018

    As I remember, those times I visited China, (very long time ago) I never saw limes or lemons sold. Perhaps the Chinese never used lemon on sea foods. dcarch
  6. dcarch

    Dinner 2018

    The ones here are the same size as regular oranges. I went back and got 20 more. Already ate 3 quickly. :-) They are so delicious. Very juicy, but with many seeds. dcarch
  7. So that is less than a typical stove top PC, which is about 15psi (250F) dcarch
  8. dcarch

    Dinner 2018

    Is Green the New Orange? Shopping in NYC Chinatown, came across these green oranges. Haven't seen them here before. I tried one and surprised that it was sweet and had a very pleasant orange flavor. Then I found out that it is natural for oranges to be ripe and green. Supermarkets gas them and dye them to be orange. So I make SV crispy trout with orange sauce. dcarch
  9. The clear Plexiglas (polyurethane plastic) to go in between the sink and the window. I am a sloppy cleaner, a lot of times water will get on the window. So I installed the clear plastic on the window. dcarch
  10. I have not read through the whole thread. In case you have not planed to do this, mine suggestion; get a clear piece of Plexiglas, about 18" high, to put in front of the sink in between the window. Slash guard. Beautiful renovation! dcarch
  11. It appears that the top is way too big for the spring clips to hold on to. That's why the rubber band and Scotch tape. dcarch
  12. The two parts don't seem to belong together. They don't seem to fit. Otherwise there is no need for the rubber band and Scotch tape. dcarch
  13. dcarch

    How Restaurants Got So Loud

    There are digital active noise canceling hearing aids, and earphones, which may be useful in a noisy environment. dcarch
  14. dcarch

    How Restaurants Got So Loud

    Real estate! When rent is expensive, you need to pack tables as close as possible. Every time the distance is cut in half to the sound source, intensity quadruples (inverse square law). The noisier it is, the louder you talk, the louder everyone talks ----well, there, it gets noisier! Maintenance. Flat hard surfaces are easier to clean. Flat surfaces reflect sound and cannot dissipate acoustic power. dcarch
  15. Do they tell you what pressure it develops? dcarch
  16. They do make printers which can print directly on a flat and hard DVD disc. How about a 3-D printer? they are not that expensive. dcarch
  17. Just use adhesive backed paper. Any printer can be used. dcarch
  18. dcarch

    Dinner 2018

    Many thanks to liuzhou for the epic Chinese vegetables documentary. It inspires me to try more new ideas. dcarch SV chicken on bitter melon.
  19. I think until recently almost all food are cooked in China. dcarch
  20. dcarch

    Food Waste @ Home

    Nori (sushi seaweed). dcarch
  21. dcarch

    Food Waste @ Home

    Leftover various odds and ends meats from the freezer: Leftover tamales dcarch
  22. Chinese tea leaf smoked duck! dcarch
  23. When I was in China, I had that in restaurants many times. I would say they tasted like asparagus both in flavor and texture, somewhat milder and more tender. I was told that in China, they are purposefully infected with the organism so that the stems would swell. As was mentioned above, they are banned in the US because of the infection. However, I was able to find frozen ones sometime ago in Chinese stores. They were labels as Bamboo shoots. dcarch
  24. It does not matter how cold it gets, as long as the water is deep enough, it can't ever get colder than 32F. dcarch
  25. I was studying the science of non-sticky-ness, and came across the scientific term "the lotus effect". Basically the water repellent property of some materials is similar to the waterlily (lotus) leaves. You will notice that in Buddhism, deities often sit on lotus leaves.because lotus symbolizes purity. It rises in muddy waters and in dirt and can still remain elegant, pure and clean, Lotus is high respected. Lotus seeds can be viable for hundreds of years. Some one grew a lotus plant from a 1,400 year old seed. I had grown an old seed in a bucket and it germinated and gave me a nice beautiful flower. dcrch
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