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Posted April 07, 2015 - 08:20 PM

I'll have to see what brand the 4" one we used at the cabin is. We drilled 30 holes in the ceiling steel. That one came from a friend who used it to drill holes in the side of truck beds

Edit went down and looked. Name is wore off. All I can say is that it's yellow

Lenox are white.
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Posted April 07, 2015 - 08:31 PM

I did some googling it may be a dewalt
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Posted April 08, 2015 - 02:13 PM

Da@#.....more rain! Gonna be forever drying out. Had to pull under shed during silage feeding. A spatter of hail.
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Posted April 08, 2015 - 02:29 PM

We used to use a Milwaukee 4" hole saw to cut the hole into truck beds for the hide a ball goose neck hitches I used to install. I had a 0 - 600 RPM 1/2" drill motor that I used with it and the saw would do several holes before getting dull. I always used a lot of hydraulic oil as a lube while cutting the holes. But that maybe tough to do while drilling over head. Hope the weather improves s you can finish up the poo pit soon and get the corn in the ground.


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Posted April 08, 2015 - 02:41 PM

Another storm cell coming through...heavy rain and marble size hail. Everything gets unplugged every time it thunders. So glad to have a smartphone!
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Posted April 08, 2015 - 03:11 PM

Daniel, we are using a Battery backup surge protector on every control system that we sell and install now because of lightening strikes. They don't have a direct connection to the incoming power source, but charge a battery that runs an inverter to power your stuff, so nothing can get thru them that we have seen.

 

This battery backup features 8 outlets for use with numerous electronics, including printers, monitors, scanners and more. EMI/RFI filters shield electromagnetic interference and a resettable circuit breaker lets you reset in case of an overload. They cost $50.00 to $500+ depending on what you need in power usage. Most of the one's we buy are around $100.00 each, but well worth saving thousands in damage and loose of equipment.
 
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Product Features

585-joule rating

Absorbs a high amount of energy for protection.

8 widely spaced outlets

Transformer-spaced outlets efficiently protect your equipment.

EMI/RFI filters

Shield electromagnetic interference.

Audible alarms

Identify when the unit is running on battery power, when the battery is low, or if an overload may occur.

LED indicators

Conveniently display when the power is on and if there are potential wiring faults.

Resettable circuit breaker

Lets you reset in case of an overload.


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Posted April 08, 2015 - 03:21 PM

I do have all my computer room stuff on a battery backup, a pretty good size too. It doesn't protect phone lines though, so the lightning still got through. So now I will go wireless internet for the PC now, and just disconnect the phone/dsl lines when storms approach. I've spent a lot on things blown out by lightning and it's gotta stop.
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Posted April 08, 2015 - 03:24 PM

Don't you have the phone line plugged into the same backup protector?


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Posted April 08, 2015 - 03:58 PM

Unplugging the phone line will be a big help, as long you folks keep that up. There is always the late night storm that might get you again. I've been lucky so far!


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Posted April 08, 2015 - 04:32 PM

Storms finally passed so I could hook up the refurbished Dell computer that came in today.  Got it connected wireless to the internet, so with the battery backup, we're much more protected as we're no longer connected with wire to the phone lines.  I will still unplug everything when storms roll in but won't be so many connections to break now.  I don't need to fax often, so I won't plug the phone lines to the new 4in1 printer until I need to send or receive a fax, which isn't that often anyway.  Got the new PC loaded with Chrome, so ALL my saved sites are here complete with passwords, so no hassle with all that either.  Adober reader downloaded so I can view pdf's, so I think all I need to do is download all my documents & pics which I have on DVD.


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Posted April 08, 2015 - 04:51 PM

Get a plugin strip for all these goodies. Then you can just unplug that strip to isolate things during the storms.


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Posted April 08, 2015 - 04:56 PM

Get a plugin strip for all these goodies. Then you can just unplug that strip to isolate things during the storms.

That's what I have.  I plug it into my battery backup, then from the strip to all the stuff.  When storms come, I just unplug the backup.


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Posted April 08, 2015 - 08:23 PM

...  Got the new PC loaded with Chrome, so ALL my saved sites are here complete with passwords, so no hassle with all that either.  Adober reader downloaded so I can view pdf's, so I think all I need to do is download all my documents & pics which I have on DVD.

 

Have you checked to see if the hard drive(s) from the old computer survived or not?

 

If it/they did you can install them into the new computer and not have to reload them.

I've always used at les 2 hard drives.  One for the operating system, and the other for data storage. That lessens the risk of losing pics, docs, etc. if/when the OS failed and I needed to re-install it.


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Posted April 09, 2015 - 04:28 PM

Just left Lowe's getting lumber for work bench dad is building, more lighting supplies and screws. Tomorrow may finish the main ceiling!
Won't be long till we start moving shop stuff.
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Posted April 09, 2015 - 04:33 PM

All this talk of computers, you probably already know this but use a inverter with clean sine waves to power the computer.


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