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  1. dcarch

    Click and Grow

    COB LED high power chips are very inexpensive. They are very very bright. I built a few for seedlings. I don't use my 3 400W MH lamps anymore. MH bulbs are expensive and they don't maintain brightness very long. dcarch
  2. True in a way, but --- Once the surface temperature gets to, let's say, 130F, this temperature will travel at the same speed to the center of food. Thermal conductivity is a constant regardless of heat source. dcarch.
  3. dcarch

    Click and Grow

    Another reason for leggy plants: In the outdoor environment, plants develop sturdy stems to resist wind. Wind is mostly lacking indoors. Commercial greenhouse growers use electric fans to develop thick stem seedlings. dcarch
  4. Possibly the cover/lid was partially open by mistake? dcarch
  5. dcarch

    Food funnies

    It has been a while since i posted a cartoon. dcarch
  6. Try "privacy film" , Just cut it up and apply. Very important to have. A friend's daughter had her nose sewn back. Another time, saw a NY Times reporter ran into a glass wall trying to catch his bus. Instead of the bus, he needed an ambulance. dcarch
  7. Temporarily, use colored masking tape. For permanent, search eBay or Amazon, "adhesive backed distraction marks". Come in many designs, from flowers , butterflies, to abstract art. dcarch
  8. It's beginning to look very good. The contemporary aesthetic design is very elegant without being pretentious. BTW, I am sure you have planned to have distraction marks on those glass doors and wall. I know of more than one serious injuries of people walking thru them. Distraction marks on glass doors and walls are require by law here in the USA in public spaces. dcarch
  9. My easy method, fail safe. Buy one orange, taste it. If it's good buy more. dcarch
  10. dcarch

    Dinner 2018

    Before you accuse me of name-dropping, please hear me out. I don’t know anyone famous; I am not friends with anyone powerful; have no connections with anyone wealthy. I just have this bad habit of habitually running into interesting or strange people serendipitously. I was still in college, a friend had a family emergency and couldn’t attend a fancy high profile golf outing which he paid over $1,000 for. He gave me the invitation. There were many recognizable faces at the outing. In my foursome, there was Bryant Gumbel, and a famous baseball legend. I had no idea who he was, because I was not a baseball fan. At dinner time, Prescott Bush, father of then president George HW Bush, was the keynote speaker. Just as he was wrapping up his speech, someone went to the salad table and collected a large plate full of broccoli and handed it to Bush at the podium, “Mr. Bush, I hope you don’t hate broccoli like President Bush.” Prescott put one tiny piece of broccoli in his mouth, made a strange shriek and threw the whole plate down into a trash can nearby. That cracked everyone up. I often tried to play with ideas to create broccoli recipes for broccoli haters. On this sad occasion of our beloved president George HW Bush’s passing , I made this bacon flavored broccoli with SV hanger steak dish to honor him and thank him for his contributions to the world. RIP, President Bush. dcarch
  11. No problem. Have a couple of tennis balls to cover those corners when you have children visiting. Those corners are at children's eye level. (not my picture, From Google image) dcarch
  12. That and kids run right into those hostile corners! Otherwise a beautiful and functional design. dcarch
  13. 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
  14. 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
  15. 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
  16. Why not get a 50-foot hose and have the compressor in another room or closet? dcarch
  17. 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
  18. 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
  19. So that is less than a typical stove top PC, which is about 15psi (250F) dcarch
  20. 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
  21. 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
  22. 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
  23. 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
  24. 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
  25. There are digital active noise canceling hearing aids, and earphones, which may be useful in a noisy environment. dcarch
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