On Tue, 13 Dec 2011 06:40:21 +0000 (UTC), firstname.lastname@example.org (Edward A.
Not today, though. I have roughing-in 5 can lights on the list for
today, and they're close by.
And a half dozen little calls in various far-off directions backed up
because of the weather, not worth chancing it for the amount of the
I try not to play Bumper Cars except at an amusement park. So when
the weather gets bad I sit it out (except for true emergencies) and
watch everyone *else* go way too fast in the rain/snow, follow far too
closely, and slam into each other too solidly - on the Evening News,
not in the target cross-hairs. Keeps the insurance rates reasonable.
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You can buy good shop lights and put them up yourself, the trick is in
bringing along your Big Brass Ones and ignoring the "Cheaper is
Better!" voice in your head.
Get the good Lithonia shop fixtures for $35 to $45 each instead of the
crap Lights Of America for $12. Double the light efficiency, double
the lamp life, and triple the fixture service life. And the proper
high-frequency electronic ballasts will reduce strobing issues with
lathes and drills, so you aren't tempted to grab a spinning chuck that
Oh, and if they are open reflectors get some Tube Guard sleeves too.
I pulled out the Keyless Porcelains and made them switched duplex
outlets on the garage ceiling, and have most of my lights chain hung
with cord drops and a few cube taps in the popular spots - you move
things around too often to fight with hardwired lights.
--<< Bruce >>--
Well ... if you are willing to put in serious money, some
Mitutoyo ones will not only hold the reference, but also can hold both
a temporary reference, and hold the absolute zero, and switch between
them by holding a button a few seconds.
Winston - good point. The 8 in. caliper was losing the reference in an
easily replicated way. The 12 in. devices wouldn't loose a digit in
my living room. In the shop with, a dc motor running, they certainly
would. I'll try to verify the motor being the cause tomorrow.
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