the brown scratches on the white surface LOOK like they are deposits of brown paint dragged down from above. If they FEEL like that, too, I'd suggest you might get rid of them by using one of the non-scratch scotch-brite pads from the grocery store.
The scratches in the brown paint, however, are another matter.
X2 and the units of energy are the Joule...
Yes, Ken, the units of energy are joules. And kilowatt-hours. And BTUs, calories, ergs, and more.
Just as the units of length are inch, foot, yard, micron, angstrom, light-year, parsec, etc.
The units used in the US for electricity by the electric power industry, and by which consumer's bills are calculated, are kilowatt-hours. This leads to the simplest calculations, but if you want to do the complex ones, you can insert the unit conversion factor in the there. Don't forget to do it twice, once for the energy used, and again for the dollars-per rate. At which point, if you set up the right algebraic formula, you will find the two cancel each other out, and you wind up with what you had to begin with. But it's your call.
It should be noted also, that the units are NOT kilowatts. "Kilowatts" is a rate, like speed, and to get to the right place, you MUST specify a time, too. If you don't figure out how many watts and how much time, you can't answer the question of how much it will cost. It is like asking if I go 60 miles an hour, how far will I go? No time specified, no answer possible.
Same question: if I sometimes turn on a 0.1 kilowatt light (that's a 100 watt light bulb), how much will it cost me? No time, no answer.
Leaving it drip in a house will save the pipes, but house pipes are much better insulated from the cold than your hose can possibly be just laying on the ground. It also wastes a lot of water, which is not a good thing to be doing in general, let alone in an arid area such as central California. One might do it in a house due to the complexity of adding insulation and/or heat tape to pipes in a wall. But it is just plain wasteful (as well as possibly futile) for a hose on the ground. The large mass of water in your fresh tank won't freeze unless it drops below freezing and stays there for several days.
That is all nice, @ButchandBri, but it is still important that you check with the authorities. All that is required to make this arrangement really stink is hours in court trying to get out of hefty fines because the zoning laws in your county don't allow it and a neighbor who doesn't like you complained.
Assuming that there is no problem there, it ought to give them a good boost toward that first home, and bravo for your willingness to help them out this way.
You do not get charged for kilowatts, you get charged for kilowatt hours. If you burn a 55 watt device for 24 hours every day for 30 days, that is 55 x 24 x 30 = 39,600 watt hours = 39.6 kilowatt hours. 39.6 kilowatt hours x 20 cents = $7.92
Instead of dividing hours by watts, you multiply hours times watts and divide by 1000 to convert to kilowatt hours from watt hours.
What paulcardoza said.
You probably don't need a passport or passport card to go to either Mexico or Canada. But you absolutely do need them to get back into the US. So don't leave home without them, cause you will have to acquire a new home if you do.
@JayGee, on behalf of @bagman and all other buckeye fans, thank you for the recognition.
Of course FSU, OSU, and Auburn all need to win this coming saturday for the current controversy to continue, if one or another loses, that'll settle a lot, although there is bound to be huffing and puffing no matter what happens.
I note that both OSU and Auburn won on the strength of unusual plays. In the case of OSU, it was not the failure of the Michigan 2-pt conversion attempt, those fail frequently, which is why most teams go for the much more certain 1-pt conversion kick. Rather it was the fumble by a running back who'd gained 226 yards to that point, and came as he fell to the ground after he'd dragged half the population of Michigan a dozen yards downfield after being tackled that enabled the final almost-tying touchdown.
But a win's a win, and we'll all take 'em when we can get 'em.
iPads and iPhones are both locked to specific carriers when they are purchased with that carrier's subsidy program along with a 2 year service plan. They can be unlocked by the carrier after the contracted service plan ends, but some carriers refuse to do that for customers wishing to switch. As @bob_nestor mentions, there is also the CDMA vs GSM issue, which cannot be overcome, however.
When you buy an iPad or iPhone direct from Apple at full price (ie, unsubsidized by the carrier), you can get one that is unlocked. For $600 or so, the full unsubsidized price. But you do have to specify which carrier you plan to use it for, so they can send you either the GSM or CDMA version.
@cdlaine, I have discovered that there are, in fact, two quick-connects in use on RV propane systems, an "old" one and a "new" one. The trouble is that you can't tell either by the rigs age or by eye which is which, they appear to differ only by the few thousandths of an inch, just enough to be incompatible. (I think it is a commie plot, but I could be wrong.)
In any case, my local RV dealer has two big boxes of the male ends for each. They are about $7 each, and last time I needed one to hook up my grill, I bought one of each, and took the "wrong" one back for refund, which they were happy to give. I'll bet that RV dealers in your neighborhood stock both as well. (In case you don't live near an RV dealer, my guy is RB Taylor & Sons in Lynchburg, VA. Friendly, helpful folks, and I'm sure they'd be happy to pull a pair from those boxes for ya and mail 'em.)
As well, don't need a special regulator, just need to lose the regulator on the grill to use the quick connect. That line is already regulated to the pressure you need for the grill, and you'll get nothing at all if the grill also has a regulator on it. My grill (regulator removed -- it was purchased with an eye to RV use) works like a charm off that line.
There are bigots of all stripes everywhere, and truth be told, each of us has something of that sort in us somewhere. Maybe it's disdain for hobos, or folks of another race or religion, maybe its folks who have different social norms (like for example, people who think nothing of walking through your site on their way to/from the bath house).
This is not to say "they" aren't wrong, it is to say we could all use a bit of a reminder from time to time to treat others kindly.
Myself included, I'll confess. Thank you for poking me with this stick and reminding me that 'tis the season to spread a little gentleness around.
Looks like a good time was had by all, well, except for that guy in the second photo, who appears to have been, um, "well used."
Just remember to keep a goodly supply of dope slaps on hand at all times for those moments when you'd profit from the speedy application thereof. Wish I coulda been there, but glad you enjoyed my share for me this time out.
As a direct answer to the OP's question, yes indeed, your switch can go bad. The way you can tell is with this simple decision tree -- Is the switch a physical object? If yes, then it can indeed go bad. If no, then I posit that it doesn't exist.
From the symptoms you describe, I'd say there is not doubt the switch is bad. The fix is cheap and easy; all you have to do is replace the switch with a new one, easy as pie. (but do remember to turn the power to that circuit off before attempting it.)
Not bad for a maiden voyage. Such trips are always learning experiences. I feel your pain about the exit grade scraping problem. I've been there and done that, too. Gotta pay close attention to those things.
Glad you enjoyed yourselves; best wishes for many happy miles!
Given that the 'fridge depends utterly upon air circulation inside to keep things not in direct contact with the cold metal "rack" in the back, blocking that air circulation with balloons strikes me as counter productive. I think I'll stick with the rubber band on suction cups thingy I've been using in conjunction with carefully planned arrangement of goods in the 'fridge. Other shelves and cabinets, however, might be a good idea. I'll look into it. Thanks for the suggestion.
@Hank MI, I quite agree, next week is going to be a tough game for both OSU and MSU. And I wouldn't be a bit surprised to hear folks debating the 2 point call, but I don't see there being a choice there either.
Given that the Michigan place kicker was a backup, and somewhat less than reliable (no doubt why he was the backup, rather than the starter), going to overtime would allow the Buckeyes the chance to score more points, a chance that was pretty much 100%, given the lack of success stopping them. If I'm not mistaken, the only stops the Michigan defense made were made beyond their own 40 yard line.
They, on the other hand, did have ever so slightly more success stopping Michigan inside the red zone. If I remember correctly, they did it twice in the third quarter. I know they did make 2-4th down stops, both as I recall were 4th and goal. They certainly did manage it on the 2 pt try, although that wasn't known beforehand. In any case, the first overtime, they most likely would have gone for two after scoring the inevitable touchdown, and likely would have made it, so there you are, right back needing another TD and another 2 pointer just to stay even, regardless of who went first. Better to win it if you can when you get the chance to go ahead on the 2. It didn't work out, but it was the best chance they were gonna get.
Yeah, got that right. Any game that swings on the last few seconds of the game, even when the margin of victory is 10 points* was "close."
*For example, team A leads by 4, but team B is in the red zone, and as time expires throws a pass that is intercepted in the end zone and returned for a TD.
I used to put it on between the RV and the hose. Then I stayed at a campground where the pressure was so high, it split the end of my hose attached to the spigot. Fortunately I had a repair part on hand -- and ever since I've put it on the spigot end.
I spent the afternoon down at Buffalo Wild Wings watching The Game, and what a game it was. Michigan certainly did save their best for this one. Wow.
I agree, if they'd played that way all year, they would have been undefeated. They did themselves proud and they almost pulled it off.
41 points ought to be enough to win a game. But it does require that you stop the other guys' offense, and it was pretty clear all day that neither defense was up to that task. Miller and Hyde tore up the Michigan side, and Gardner and Gallon did the same to the Buckeye secondary.
The game really came down to those two plays, Hyde's fumble after dragging half the state of Michigan for an extra umpteen yards and a seeming first down that let 'em have the last touchdown, and the interception on the 2 point try.
Had Hyde not fumbled, we probably would have seen a 14 point victory. And had that pass been completed, we'd have seen a 1 point upset. But both of them are parts of the game and both happened, and that's how it is.
Brady Hoke has recruited some talented young players, and if he can just get them to play up to expectations next year, they'll be formidable.
BTW, welcome back, Michigan. We knew you had it in ya, and we'd gotten bored whuppin' ya year after year. Not that we plan to stop, mind you, but it is nice when you put up a real fight.