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On 2/8/2020 at 8:49 AM, The Dude said:

Morning folks. So I've decided to move on from the Keurig and go back to a drip brewer. I've always remembered Bunn being a great coffee maker, but recently reading reviews, it doesn't seem that way. Apparently there are cheap Chinese plastic parts giving a funky taste and if that's not the issue, then they seem to have a quality issue. I've also been looking at Braun and Cuisinart. Anybody have one they like and why, any to to stay away from? Thanks.

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So over the years me and The BOSS have been through several Cuisinarts.....they work good for a year or so and something happens to them.

After talking with you guys years ago we went for the BUNN A-10 and never looked back. It's been serving us now close to 4 years... The only "issue" that seems to happen is the drip head gets clogged up from the water we have here. We have well water. So the drip head get cleaned every few weeks.

 

MKP

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22 minutes ago, Woofers and Tweeters said:

Those cables aren't small. Someone has to do some real number crunching to know what cables to call for, or is it a computer program? 

We just guess! 😀

Naw, just kidding. Lots of number crunching with the assistance of computer programs. The largest one there was designed for a 64,000 pound load with 2 - 2.5 times redundancy factored in. No telling how much extra fudge the engineer of record put in as well before he would stamp the design drawings.

Want to come in and help me hand unload them?

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55 minutes ago, MookieStl said:

Mil Spec

never a doubt in my mind.

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1 minute ago, MookieStl said:

We just guess! 😀

Naw, just kidding. Lots of number crunching with the assistance of computer programs. The largest one there was designed for a 45,000 pound load with 2 - 2.5 times redundancy factored in. No telling how much extra fudge the engineer of record put in as well before he would stamp the design drawings.

Want to come in and help me hand unload them?

I figured that you had to have a large safety rating of 2 or more. Even after the angles and the static loads are calculated, the snow loads and wind factors along with the angle(s) of what you're trying to hold is very dynamic. I respect what it must involve. 

 

Sure, I would like to get back into that type of work. 

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30 minutes ago, MORE KLIPSCH PLEASE said:

So over the years me and The BOSS have been through several Cuisinarts.....they work good for a year or so and something happens to them.

After talking with you guys years ago we went for the BUNN A-10 and never looked back. It's been serving us now close to 4 years... The only "issue" that seems to happen is the drip head gets clogged up from the water we have here. We have well water. So the drip head get cleaned every few weeks.

 

MKP

You need an RO filter.  It'll never need cleaning again.  Your coffee will taste better too and your drinking water will taste like the best bottled water.  My wife uses water from the RO filter in her iron and the deposits that used to be left in it are gone.

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2 minutes ago, Woofers and Tweeters said:

I figured that you had to have a large safety rating of 2 or more. Even after the angles and the static loads are calculated, the snow loads and wind factors along with the angle(s) of what you're trying to hold is very dynamic. I respect what it must involve. 

 

Sure, I would like to get back into that type of work. 

It keeps you on your toes! Plus building codes and local regulations keep changing. We used to do the snow load and then the windload separately  (almost equal in my part of the world) but now they want the calculations done simultaneously and with increased suntanned will loads (110 in many cases) Get close to a coastline and Hurricane loads come into play! 

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2 hours ago, Tarheel said:

Well there you go.......coffee makers covered.  Now how about cables.....anyone still using them?

 

Uh huh

No wonder I have been going crazy/er tracking down the source of garbage from streaming music from my computer ...

 The computer intermittently gives static/white noise... and one channel fading. Not all the computer. One of my [brand new] patch cords has a questionable connection. That manifested itself long enough to track it back. One intermittent is bad enough ... two at one time

 

fwiw

my first Cuisinart coffee maker came from a garage sale.  It worked fine for several [7 or 8] years.  We were given a new GE... It lasted about 3 years after I had to fix the "spray pattern" on the grounds. Bought another Cuisinart. Was the best wally had. Needed something NOW. Have to clean it very couple months. Yes, I use hard water.  I tend to think the cleaning cycle is set to a certain number of cycles. No necessarily whether it is calcified or not.

 

Cocktails? No chicken stories, give me a few minutes and I'll come up with something.... but I do know a few chicken jokes

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3 hours ago, Tarheel said:

Well there you go.......coffee makers covered.  Now how about cables.....anyone still using them?

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Mostly digital, but from the amp to the polks it's good ol 14g analog.

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4 hours ago, MORE KLIPSCH PLEASE said:

So over the years me and The BOSS have been through several Cuisinarts.....they work good for a year or so and something happens to them.

After talking with you guys years ago we went for the BUNN A-10 and never looked back. It's been serving us now close to 4 years... The only "issue" that seems to happen is the drip head gets clogged up from the water we have here. We have well water. So the drip head get cleaned every few weeks.

 

MKP

Hey Mark ... Peace to you and The Boss (and I don't mean Springsteen).

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17 minutes ago, MORE KLIPSCH PLEASE said:

Thanks Carl I'll look into one

 

MKP

Check out APEC.

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The Ethiopian beans are gone so started a new bag of Honduran from the good folks at Aldi.  I think I like it better than the E.

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I favor beans from central America... that includes Mexico and northern South America. I cracked a bag of Peruvian yesterday. I tend toward light roast.

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36 minutes ago, oldtimer said:

The Ethiopian beans are gone so started a new bag of Honduran from the good folks at Aldi.  I think I like it better than the E.

They do the jobs that American beans won't do. 

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8 hours ago, MookieStl said:

Just picked up a batch! Heard the thicker the better. 

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} You guys bragging  on your Big cables. Audio elitist’s I say. Or — making up for another short coming — 🥴

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Mornin' All

 

May your coffee be the best you have ever had!

 

 My wanna do list is still ahead of me. I did get wood stacked away from the gate. After that my back started talking to me.... and everything stops until I can move again. Wife kinked the plans before I got too far outa the gate anyway. She hid the hand truck.

Add to that, I have a flat tire to deal with.  Wow... spellcheck didn't want tire spelled tyre

 

Enjoying this cold Peruvian mud. Just tastes better this AM.

 

Warm this AM. Calling for some liquid sunshine.  3/4in or so thru Tues. Not sposed to get going until late afternoon. 

Is 4 late afternoon? When does evening start?

I'll have some time to get the flat fixed.

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4 hours ago, grasshopper said:

May your coffee be the best you have ever had!

I like it. :emotion-21:

 

Back home, got alot done the last 9 days, final painting in a couple weeks. Glad to be home, some things to do here now, still never unloaded the tools from the car yet.

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Back, top of my throat hurt last night... took an aspirin and zinc lozenges. After I worked on my trenched front yard from a dimwit that would prefer driving off the road than over the speed lump I just got weak. Used plywood and drove the car over it to flatten the six inch rut then used a stamper to finish and bevel towards the curb a little. Blocked the lane with the trash dumpsters while doing that then put everything up, got the mud off the front tire then I'm wiped out. Darn coreg plus whatever is trying to get a hold of me stinks! One hour of a little work ruined me today!

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1 minute ago, JohnJ said:

Back, top of my throat hurt last night... took an aspirin and zinc lozenges. After I worked on my trenched front yard from a dimwit that would prefer driving off the road than over the speed lump I just got weak. Used plywood and drove the car over it to flatten the six inch rut then used a stamper to finish and bevel towards the curb a little. Blocked the lane with the trash dumpsters while doing that then put everything up, got the mud off the front tire then I'm wiped out. Darn coreg plus whatever is trying to get a hold of me stinks! One hour of a little work ruined me today!

It happens.  Hopefully you won't be looking for a conspiracy theory over it.

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