In alt.hackers, David Wolff <dwolf...
"Very nice!" Hmmm. Someone doesn't read the RFCs.
> If you have a lot of standard-size paperback books, two stacks of them
> fit into a standard-size paper grocery bag with just enough slack to
> work well:
Is that a hack? Posts are required to have one. And where are you that
paper grocery bags are common? I thought it was just San Francisco ...
Something's happened with the main water pipe and the garage door. As
of a few weeks ago they happily co-existed side by side, very close
but not touching. Since last Friday the garage door started to make a
funny clunking noise while opening and closing. Turns out that it was
part of the sliding mechanism from the garage door opener bumping the
water pipe. I examined the pipe and saw it had a U-shaped clamp that
used to hold it to the ceiling, but one of the nails had come loose.
I replaced that nail, but the pipe was still hanging a bit low. The
day was getting late, and hardware stores were no longer open, and I
wanted to put another U clamp on, but didn't have one. Looking around
I found a spare clamp to hold a ceiling light to an electrical box.
It was stiff metal, and a good length. I hammered out the orignal bends
and hammered in suitable U shape. Making the attachment flaps on the
side was trickier than I'd like, but I did it. (More and more I think
about buying, or making, a brake press to bend metal.) I put the clamp
up, and now the pipe clears the garage door again.
might upgrade the clamp to a a well secured wood support