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Message 1883154 - Posted: 11 Aug 2017, 13:18:43 UTC

My step moms first husband was from Thailand. He called pigeons "Thai Chicken" and hunted them regularly for dinner.
They do make netting for protecting fruit bearing bushes and trees. Try Amazon. Or ask a local plant nurseryman.

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Message 1883172 - Posted: 11 Aug 2017, 15:13:09 UTC

Thou shalt not steal and think you will get away with it!
Construction crew wrangles thief, ties him to scaffold until police arrive

CHARLOTTE, NC A group of construction workers took matters into their own hands when dealing with an alleged thief Wednesday afternoon in uptown Charlotte.

The incident happened about 3:40 p.m. ... according to Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police. A FOX 46 Charlotte viewer stumbled upon the scene and says the crew was working on the corner of Church Street and W. 6th Street when the man tried to break into one of their construction vehicles.

The group of workers from Baker Roofing caught the man, taped and tied him to scaffolding until officer arrived. No word yet on charges, but it's likely the man will think twice before trying to steal from this crew again.


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Message 1883251 - Posted: 11 Aug 2017, 20:51:41 UTC - in response to Message 1883142.  

Suggestion: Get a BIG hungry domestic cat
Problem: Does BIG cat's eat big fowls as a pigeon?


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Message 1883270 - Posted: 11 Aug 2017, 22:32:19 UTC - in response to Message 1882953.  

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We have a nephew teaching English in China right now, and he is having a WONDERFUL experience, but he is 20 and we are not. I'm too old to be uprooted, for any amount of money.
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Message 1883272 - Posted: 11 Aug 2017, 22:34:43 UTC - in response to Message 1883270.  

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We have a nephew teaching English in China right now, and he is having a WONDERFUL experience, but he is 20 and we are not. I'm too old to be uprooted, for any amount of money.

Old? Sure, I understand home and not wanting to move but you are not OLD.
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Message 1883308 - Posted: 12 Aug 2017, 0:44:04 UTC
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Well I was cooking My dinner in the Microwave, I'd put the meal in there after the 1st 5mins, and it started, then the oven died, changed outlets, no difference, I'm going to complete this using the gas range's oven, I'm watching an RCA Microwave Oven, a 0.9cuft model for $54 on Amazon, 3 weeks of gas oven usage, ugh...

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Message 1883320 - Posted: 12 Aug 2017, 1:10:43 UTC
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Ok I plugged the microwave into a different outlet, a 3rd one, and the microwave works, so I have 2 more dead outlets...

I used one of these testers, which I have, and yep, the outlets are both dead, though nothing else is, in the morning I'll go and see if a breaker is tripped. I have an Open Hot.

And My refrigerator is out too, I think I need an electrician...


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Message 1883328 - Posted: 12 Aug 2017, 1:58:05 UTC - in response to Message 1883320.  

And My refrigerator is out too, I think I need an electrician

Much worse that a dead microwave IMO.
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Message 1883334 - Posted: 12 Aug 2017, 3:49:21 UTC - in response to Message 1883320.  

And My refrigerator is out too, I think I need an electrician...

Beg, borrow, steal a heavy duty* extension cord and keep the refrigerator cold.

Have a guess that the breaker is getting old and trips easier than it should. Some brands are much worse than others.

*14 AWG Don't try one of those 18 AWG two wire cords, you will burn the place down.
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Message 1883335 - Posted: 12 Aug 2017, 4:14:36 UTC - in response to Message 1883334.  
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And My refrigerator is out too, I think I need an electrician...

Beg, borrow, steal a heavy duty* extension cord and keep the refrigerator cold.

Have a guess that the breaker is getting old and trips easier than it should. Some brands are much worse than others.

*14 AWG Don't try one of those 18 AWG two wire cords, you will burn the place down.

Yeah, I went to the Home Depot, I've wired a shed and it passed, so yes I bought a 14 gauge 25' extension cord, a Husky brand cord, like this one, yes the refrigerator works again.
The clerk thought a 16 gauge would do, I told Her it was a refrigerator, that's a fairly big load. And I helped a friend, got $5 for that, plus a free soda too. 18 sounds like a lamp cord, too skinny.


And I got a 3' power strip, which I plugged the microwave into, like this one.

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Message 1883338 - Posted: 12 Aug 2017, 4:27:09 UTC - in response to Message 1883328.  

And My refrigerator is out too, I think I need an electrician

Much worse that a dead microwave IMO.

Until I can afford someone or I ask the manager if there is someone here that can fix My problem, the extension and power strip will have to do.
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Message 1883361 - Posted: 12 Aug 2017, 8:42:16 UTC

My 30 years old washing machine has stopped working and I had to buy a new one. So this year have bought 3 not CPUs or GPUs, a robot lawn cutter, a Samsung watch which scolds me if I am sitting too long in front of my computers, and a washing machine. All I wanted was a Ryzen CPU. Maybe next year!
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Message 1883404 - Posted: 12 Aug 2017, 18:52:50 UTC
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A 15A 3' Power Strip that allows My Microwave Oven to work, since the circuit that needs repairs normally powers a Refrigerator, a Toaster, and a Microwave oven.

A 15A 25' Husky 14 gauge cord that allows My refrigerator to work.

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Message 1883504 - Posted: 13 Aug 2017, 1:25:33 UTC - in response to Message 1883404.  

a Toaster

My mother grew up in a house you couldn't iron and make toast at the same time.
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Message 1883507 - Posted: 13 Aug 2017, 1:40:29 UTC - in response to Message 1883504.  

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My mother grew up in a house you couldn't iron and make toast at the same time.

They had electricity?

I used to know a woman only a few years older than me, and their first electricity was supplied by their own generator in the early '60s I think it was. They didn't get grid power until the late 60s or very early 70s.
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Message 1883508 - Posted: 13 Aug 2017, 1:46:54 UTC - in response to Message 1883507.  

They had electricity?

Yep, 110 service I think.
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Message 1883513 - Posted: 13 Aug 2017, 2:23:39 UTC - in response to Message 1883504.  
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My mother grew up in a house you couldn't iron and make toast at the same time.

It's a 4 slot toaster that I inherited, though today I don't use it much, and when I do, it won't even burn the bread, it almost won't even brown the toast for that matter.
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Message 1883525 - Posted: 13 Aug 2017, 4:50:31 UTC - in response to Message 1883513.  

It's a 4 slot toaster that I inherited, though today I don't use it much, and when I do, it won't even burn the bread, it almost won't even brown the toast for that matter.

Yes, you need an electrician. Something besides the breaker is bad and it may be hard to find. Perhaps that water leak did some real damage.
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Message 1883527 - Posted: 13 Aug 2017, 5:06:40 UTC - in response to Message 1883525.  
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It's a 4 slot toaster that I inherited, though today I don't use it much, and when I do, it won't even burn the bread, it almost won't even brown the toast for that matter.

Yes, you need an electrician. Something besides the breaker is bad and it may be hard to find. Perhaps that water leak did some real damage.

The water leak and the dead circuit are isolated from each other by distance, and the breakers and breaker box are 30 years old.

If it wasn't the 3 outlets or the breaker, then a continuity check would show a break in the wiring.
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