In your tool list for copper include a reamer. This is very important. After cutting copper pipe there will be a slight ridge on the edge of the pipe. This ridge will cause an eddy which will wear away at the adjoining fitting causing a leak. I've seen schedule 40 (Residential grade) elbows fail within 6 years… » 8/29/14 10:33am Friday 10:33am

Cliffs: Squid was seen near the sideshow. CHP tried to pull him over. Squid ran and topped 100MPH. CHP disengaged. Squid continued down the interstate, lights off. CHP helo caught up, tracked him saw him get off the interstate and slam into a 97 Explorer. » 8/19/14 3:45pm 8/19/14 3:45pm

On the other side of the coin, Welders, fabricators, ship (barge) builders, etc. were able to earn some money from google. The city of Portland was able to get an extra $400K out of them which allows them that much more to reinvest into the city (or hookers and booze). » 8/01/14 1:33pm 8/01/14 1:33pm

My only problem with my Roomba is it seeks out places to get stuck. If there isn't a sheet or a sock for it to get stuck on it makes a beeline for a lamp in the corner of the master where it conveniently gets stuck and complains. Come to think of it thats how my wife works too. » 7/29/14 6:00pm 7/29/14 6:00pm

It's an untrained response. Typically your instinct is to go for the open space that is there instead of the open space that will be there. In many defensive driving courses you are taught to override this instinct and aim for the rear bumper of the blocking vehicle. » 7/18/14 5:57pm 7/18/14 5:57pm