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    A place to Grow is actually pretty old "A...

    A place to Grow is actually pretty old

    "A Place to Stand, a Place to Grow" (Ontari-ari-ari-o!) is the unofficial provincial anthem of the Canadian province of Ontario. It was written as the...
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    There is a store in Canmore that does a Darn...

    There is a store in Canmore that does a Darn Tough exchange . Hand in old socks and get new pair right then. My wife refers to her darn tough as her library socks. We have slate floors so we go...
  3. Thread: Pivot vs SPX

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    Have been a big look/Rossi fan , had lots of...

    Have been a big look/Rossi fan , had lots of pairs of P10/12/14 then on to PX and Pivots. No has mentioned the failure mode of pivots , the pressed metal tabs that the arms go into . Its annoying...
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    That is always the plan in my mind anyway. One...

    That is always the plan in my mind anyway. One bay of wood shed is empty in spring then fill it up that year so whole shed is full so 4 years worth. Then everything has time to dry and I don't have...
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    Last Load of Season

    Last trailer load that will pretty fill up bay so 2025 and 2026 are done. Should be close to 1.5 cords of pine to finish. No more cutting wood for 2 years :fm:
  6. Who did you have as an instructor? I'll get him...

    Who did you have as an instructor? I'll get him or her to be really mean.
  7. wrong weekend Nov 5

    wrong weekend
    Nov 5
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    I was over thinking it as picked up the big birch...

    I was over thinking it as picked up the big birch I had bucked a couple of days ago from standing and compared to doug fir it splits like ... well easy . A 16" round of DF I would use a sled and...
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    this is not even kiln dried but is in Can$ ( fir...

    this is not even kiln dried but is in Can$ ( fir is Doug fir not balsam )
    ALL DELIVERIES ARE SOLD BY THE CORD
    GST not included*
    FIR:
    Full Cord $350
    Truckload( 2cord) $680
    PINE:
    Full Cord $325...
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    Though doesn't it help to wait at least a week...

    Though doesn't it help to wait at least a week after bucking with the hardwoods? Just so its drier at the end.
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    Interesting to see what changes happen at...

    Interesting to see what changes happen at Purcell. They had closed down their lodge and were operating of the ski hill under previous ownership. Now every time I go by lodge they are busy...
  12. Thread: Water.....

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    There are not mountains of salt as a RO desal...

    There are not mountains of salt as a RO desal plant is not that efficient. From memory the recovery is something like 30-40% so 70 to 60% of water is still there so if the water starts out at 35,000...
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    Just finished splitting and stacking 2026. Now...

    Just finished splitting and stacking 2026. Now on to 2025, the front wood in the right bay of the wood shed. About 90% doug fir so good heating value , best around here other than birch which is...
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    Haven't seen anything official but rumor has it...

    Haven't seen anything official but rumor has it that the to Dec 1, 2022 overnight closure is the last of the 24 hour closures. The over night closures will still be there probably until the project...
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    The signage kinda sucks to. I had a pass to go...

    The signage kinda sucks to. I had a pass to go through (7am and 4pmish) and was coming back from Calgary and there was really nothing there to tell you you have to take the detour route. You drive...
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    Pretty sure its all this winter for night...

    Pretty sure its all this winter for night closures. The project is supposed to be completed winter 2024 so while they have made a lot of progress still some time to go. I have heard that a good % ...
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    Yes there is a time change between Golden and...

    Yes there is a time change between Golden and Revie, Just before the park so you can leave Golden and get to Rogers Pass before you left ( by your phone anyway)

    A fairly frequent closures going...
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    The valley is pretty dry esp past Invermere and...

    The valley is pretty dry esp past Invermere and Golden to Invermere is probably getting more attention with night closures in the kicking Horse Pass ( Golden to lake Louise 12am to 7am every night)....
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    two enduros and a DH so nothing has to be that...

    two enduros and a DH so nothing has to be that light

    one enduro and the DH are from 2014-15 maybe that is why 28

    Was thinking of getting some Spank Spike Race 33 Bead Bite MTB Rim in both 27.5...
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    When to replace wheels? 28 vs 32 rims

    Of course when they are broken , but lets say you have a 5 year old wheel, the rim goes, do you bother reusing the hub. You've already replaced a spoke or two. Wouldn't the hub be pretty worn out?
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    If an 8' wall then can have joists run between...

    If an 8' wall then can have joists run between the two walls. Can't do that with a 5' pony wall unless everyone in household was 4'-9" tall.
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    Ok , trusses like that i have no experience with...

    Ok , trusses like that i have no experience with but looking more closely at drawing they do have the loads on them and the HORZ is zero, so there is no load on the pony wall other than the...
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    Civil/Structural Eng Roof Truss Question

    I ended up doing a simple calc to check if this steel beam was up to the task for this local guy. While the beam was fine I questioned what he was doing above. Above the floor he was going to have...
  24. Thread: Fuel Prices.

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    TM picking up slack from Pembinas bullshit" ...

    TM picking up slack from Pembinas bullshit"

    Pardon my ignorance but what does pembina have to do with refined product supply to lower mainland? I have heard as a company they don't play well with...
  25. Thread: Fuel Prices.

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    Yes I would think it changes seasonally but the...

    Yes I would think it changes seasonally but the EIA stuff is average for whole year which ranges from 8 to 2 with an average of 5k which compared to TMX is small. Doing it monthly much bigger...
  26. Thread: Fuel Prices.

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    Don't think so, about the US as major supplier. ...

    Don't think so, about the US as major supplier. Saw a Province Art which had the sources as Trans Mountain , then Burnaby then US refineries though their number for the US was trival amount so maybe...
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    So you'll be the naked zombie?

    So you'll be the naked zombie?
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    You can look at the Chilean data above and see a...

    You can look at the Chilean data above and see a clear correlation of the benefit of the booster , its very clear. Masks are a different story. Probably yes and if you think that every precaution...
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    One thing that has come up in the anti circles is...

    One thing that has come up in the anti circles is the pzifer after market vax reactions. Is there anything to this? Of course when you give 10mil a shot just by chance a certain number are going...
  30. Thread: Fuel Prices.

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    Just some numbers for US: Imports 6000k BPD...

    Just some numbers for US:

    Imports 6000k BPD crude, down form 8000K in 2016

    Exports crude 2800k so net import crude 3200K

    Total exports non crude 4,400k BPD so exporting 1,200 bpd net...
  31. Thread: Fuel Prices.

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    Yes agree, dilbit if it ends up in a body of...

    Yes agree, dilbit if it ends up in a body of water is a bugger to clean up. Though on the other hand if on land the solvent will evaporate and the heavy are not going anywhere. Whereas if it was...
  32. Thread: Fuel Prices.

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    Why would you buy US light crude when you just...

    Why would you buy US light crude when you just spent 10 billion upgrading your refinery to take Canadian dilbit? Why pay $100 WTI when you can get WCS for $10 to 20 less per barrel always that is...
  33. Thread: Fuel Prices.

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    Ok but the idea of a carbon tax when prices are...

    Ok but the idea of a carbon tax when prices are low in US does seem like a non starter. In Canada while not exactly popular everyone is pretty used to the concept of pretty high taxes on gas, sales...
  34. Thread: Fuel Prices.

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    Then the easy way to do that is have a sliding...

    Then the easy way to do that is have a sliding scale carbon tax. When oil prices are low the tax automatically goes up to create a base for crude of $50-$60 for WTI. The producers gets whatever...
  35. Thread: Fuel Prices.

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    interesting graph

    interesting graph
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    But the SPR is still small compared to the...

    But the SPR is still small compared to the overall oil demand in the world. The price of oil is determined by the world price unless you want to decouple that which is hard as the US is a big...
  37. Thread: Fuel Prices.

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    I'm certainly not an expert but seems very...

    I'm certainly not an expert but seems very simplistic. There are lots of reasons why some companies are not drilling. So got burned for being over extended and some of these went BK like Whiting...
  38. The trip was planned so that the hiking in canyon...

    The trip was planned so that the hiking in canyon would not be too hot ( not my idea as would have wanted to finish off ski season here) so I'm getting that to avoid shoulder season stay south ,...
  39. Thread: Ukraine

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    The US gets a trivial amount of oil from Russia...

    The US gets a trivial amount of oil from Russia so stopping imports would be symbolic. The Euros won't go there as it is important for them and have said as much. If they did that would really...
  40. Which place would be too early??

    Which place would be too early??
  41. Places to Bike/See coming back from Flagstaff AZ to BC

    Going to do back packing trip South Rim Grand Canyon and for return trip , just burning down on way there, was wondering good places to go for mtn biking and some good day hikes. Out of the hike on...
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    Today picked up a hitch hiker up to the hill...

    Today picked up a hitch hiker up to the hill today. He asked if we wanted to him to mask up , we looked at each other for 1/2 sec and said no we're had it and he said he'd had it too. So fuck it. ...
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    We got share of stupid to just not as many on a %...

    We got share of stupid to just not as many on a % basis.
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    Well this is turned in to a US thread somehow. ...

    Well this is turned in to a US thread somehow. Anyway there was a 20 ft letter high FREEDOM snow stamp out on way to hill. I changed it to FREEDUMB. Then they came back and changed to back by...
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    On the transCanada route I think that is a low...

    On the transCanada route I think that is a low number passing through Golden
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    As I understand before the Emergency Act all...

    As I understand before the Emergency Act all they could do was tow and charge fees but with the Act imposed and assuming "passed" that they can seize and sell at auction. Truckers were informed of...
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    sorry not keeping track, yes PM me for details...

    sorry not keeping track, yes PM me for details if still want
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    Found cumulative, interesting for countries that...

    Found cumulative, interesting for countries that had very little covid and big restriction like Oz a lot of lives were saved? freedumb cost lives?
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    I don't its reasonable to think that the baseline...

    I don't its reasonable to think that the baseline has been changing during covid but based on 2017-2019 and refined for actual pop.

    Here is the entire pandemic US and UK only . Certainly looks...
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    OK not in the US as still 10% excess deaths but...

    OK not in the US as still 10% excess deaths but in Canada, UK, Denmark over by excess deaths?
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