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Old 04-03-2014, 02:49 PM   #1921
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And here is the the problem we are solving:


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Old 04-03-2014, 03:08 PM   #1922
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Random shot in the dark here DK, but are you building a sliding shelf and peg arrangement so you can clip lights/fans, etc. I'm guessing this because that looks like a wet floor and I've not been caught up yet on my DK fix.
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Old 04-04-2014, 03:12 PM   #1923
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And here we have the global view. The problem is the splopping and blurping pot o' sauce, or the grease misting fry daddy with grease coated lid (fer example, when yer browning down a batch o' onions).

You go to access the interior of the pot, pick up the lid, and the lid is full of sauce or grease. If you put the lid down, wherever you put it gets a grease/sauce ring, a mess to clean up. If you try to put it down upside down on the counter, and manage to do so without spilling the sauce or grease, you still have the problem of burning yourself as you try to get your hand back underneath it to pick it back up, once you're done stirring the pot and want to replace the lid.

Yeah, you can use a plate. But often DK has a pot o' sauce AND a pot o' pasta a-cookin' away, with a SEPARATE stirring spoon for each, parked on that plate. So when you go to put the lid on that plate that has one of the spoons, it falls off.

So DK made her some pot lid rests. One MOBILE for when she's checking a dutch oven out of the oven (y'know, like full o' pot roast 'n' potatoes 'n' carrots 'n' onions), and one STATIONARY for when she's working at the cooktop. ('Cause DK's oven is across the room from DK's cooktop, and she also wants to be able to have CLEAR COUNTER SPACE, except when she NEEDS her lid holder, so the stationary one is mounted off the counter, and the mobile one is used and put away in a cabinet afterwards. DK is TIRED OF HAVING CRAP ALL OVER HER COUNTERS!!)

They both hold the lid level and upside down, holding the sauce/grease in the lid and NOT MAKING ANY MESS. The upside down lid can easily be grabbed again from the knob, to then replace the lid onto the pot.

(Stationary version picture is looking up underneath the wall cabinet.)

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Old 04-04-2014, 05:15 PM   #1924
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nifty idea. i typically just put the lid on the burner next to me lol (gas stove) but the mobile lid holder is a great idea. and it doubles as a ham older lol.
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Old 04-05-2014, 02:38 AM   #1925
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This makes soooo much more sense now.
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Old 06-20-2014, 08:21 PM   #1926
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I am totally bumping this thread.

How's things, DK?

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Old 06-21-2014, 01:49 AM   #1927
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I am totally bumping this thread.

How's things, DK?

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Um. Well. Yeah.

DK's been off in other realms, lately. She's kinda been ignoring all those tanks in the Shrimporium days at a time while she does all sorts of other projects, construction principally.

She figures people come here to read about SHRIMP stuff, so she's stopped posting unrelated stuff while she has no shrimp-news.

At the moment, she's pondering the massively upgraded concrete anchors she's about to drill 52 holes for, and install (poor grammar, I know). On the left is the factory spec'd anchor, and on the right, the glorious 410-hardened-stainless 3/8 inch wedge bolt that will withstand hurricane-grade forces that she told the factory she MUST have. Her circular saw blade for non ferrous metals has arrived, and her masonry and reaming bits are en route as she types. She likes to build stuff robust. Y'know, not mess around. Do it once and (over)do it right. Plus, monga-macho is just more fun, when yer doin' a project.

Well, that's the theory, at least.
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Old 06-23-2014, 09:33 PM   #1928
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The word of the day is: Seven Sixteenths Chucking Reamer


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Old 06-25-2014, 11:38 AM   #1929
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Remember pet rocks? Bottled water? Thigh master? They made somebody very, very rich off ideas that naysayers said were ridiculous.

DK's a werkin' on the Next Big Seller. An overwhelming proportion of at least half the population is going to find this the Next Big Gotta Have Accessory. And then some.

Now, the first ones out will be plain. Then, we start adding embellishments, over the years, as the "new versions" come out. Eventually, we'll add electronics. Then the fun will really take off. But we start plain, to get the idea out there, into the consciousness of the folks, until our name becomes like "Xerox" or "Kleenex" - iconic. One just wont be enough, gonna have to have a collection of 'em.

For now, DK just calls 'em: The Man Crate. She's waitin' on her welded door to arrive.

She's still werkin' on makin' them DIY friendly, for assembly. They can be rather awkward, to assemble.


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Old 06-25-2014, 04:20 PM   #1930
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glad to see all is still well with you DK. i was even thinking about emailing ya to know your still alive and kicking lol. project looking good.

just a bit or assembly required huh i like that makes things more fun lol
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Old 06-30-2014, 11:17 AM   #1931
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Well, DK has some ACTUAL SHRIMP NEWS, finally.

Last week she got really, really bizzy a-makin' her the Man Crate, and her juice for the Sulawesi system ran out, so she lazily turned off Wet Wedding and just went on about her werk.

When she went to re-fire the system a few days later, after makin' her another magic batch of Sulawesi juice, she anally checked her TDSes on Wet Wedding. Her second filter shot up from TDS 7 to 50-something.

Now, she's been wonderin' how long the filter life would be in this system and has stubbornly been waiting for a sign. She didn't just want to replace filters until she had an idea of the lifespan. So she's been checking her TDSes quite often because the shrimps have had proper TDS a few months but at the same time ALL the tanks are a-doin' nuttin' in the breeding department this spring, so she's had a suspicion that her filters were at the end of their usefulness, but being a biggo nerd she had to follow the cycle once.

So, she can now say her filter life is about now minus, say six months. So now she has to back calculate when she put them in and now put her system on a schedule for changing them. The lifespan is pretty darned good, considering Wet Wedding runs 5 hours a day making RO at very high output (150 GPD output on the system).

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She still hasn't changed them out, as she spent the weekend re-doing a 17 year old shower from a framed, gasketed, triple slider door FULL of nooks and crannies every which way -- which was a mold farm -- to a frameless, VERY SIMPLE extrusions door. Her reverse engineering of silicone caulk removal worked very well (she was waaay too cheap to fork over the $14 a tube for the actual silicone remover product so she did a little research and reverse engineering and made her own system).

Gone are the moldy door frames and extrusions and 17 year old caulk. Installed is the new system, sleek. Now we'll have to re-train ourselves, because the new doors slide so easily you have to hold them to keep them from slamming into the side wall when you push them open!

A couple weeks ago she also built a new tub skirt (from what else, her trusty PVC) to replace an ugly one.

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And Man Crate is on hold until more parts arrive, including a welded gate. She's been a-bizzy hammer drilling a lotta monga holes in concrete to make sure that man don't escape.

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Carry on, now.



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Old 07-08-2014, 09:48 AM   #1932
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Now DK we all like to hear projects and such, but I know I speak for at least 65% of myself when I say I wanna see some shrimps!


Also, I have a theory as to why your shrimpies and shrimpettes no make with the making for you. If you wish I could pm, or post here next time I check in.


Best of luck on all endeavors, and hopefully in the near future I'll be caught up on all your learnin's.


Minor note, took a year but my shrimp finally bred for me enough to not just remain steady but to actually grow in numbers.
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Old 07-23-2014, 05:31 PM   #1933
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Here I am, bumping this thread.

Yo DK, my better half and keeper and I are still waiting on your special sort of OEBT awesome for our two tanks.... Which are down right *mature* at this point.

Hit me up via pm or email:

larcatdm@gmail.com

Hope all is well!

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Old 07-28-2014, 09:24 AM   #1934
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Is DK all right?
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Old 07-29-2014, 03:11 AM   #1935
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Hope so, and wondering the same thing!

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