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  1. The answer to that one is "Delta is ready when you are."
  2. And then, there is waterfall surfing https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x7ua1GGUIlA
  3. In case you are using dimmers: a lot of dimmers limit the total wattage of LEDs to quite a bit less than the allowed incandescent wattage. Not sure, but I think that it is related to surge current into the LED supply capacitance. So, read the spec on the dimmer and the LEDs for any limitations of that type.
  4. A friend (and his friends) memorized pi to 1000 digits. He said it wasn't too hard -- just 200 groups of 5 digits.
  5. A local barber was arrested for drug peddling in my town. I was shocked because I had been his customer for years and never knew he was a barber.
  6. Back when he was just wanting to learn to swoop.
  7. I went and watched a classmate jump. The next week, I turned 18 and made my first 3 jumps the day I trained (static line).
  8. Not as cubical as I had pictured, but in keeping with the directional strain reported in the paper.
  9. I see that researchers from my undergraduate alma mater still know their shit.
  10. I had permits and used licensed plumbers and electricians. You are likely more meticulous than many plumbers, but I have not been consistently impressed by the pro plumbers. I decided to change out some faucets that had just been installed for another finish that looked better, and found that the plumber had reversed the order a metal washer/rubber seal on both faucets -- it wasn't leaking and may never have leaked, but it wasn't right. Obviously, I read the instructions and did it correctly when I swapped them out. The pro plumbers did not measure the temperature limit settings at all on the showers (maybe with their finger), so I set them up myself to manufacturers specifications. Where I live in urban California, DIYers can pull permits and do pretty much every type of house construction work themselves. There might be some specialty stuff that they cannot do, but pretty much all typical residential electrical, plumbing, framing, roofing, foundation, etc. is okay. What they cannot legally do is pull permits and then hire some unlicensed "plumber" or "electrician" or handyman to do the work, or do the work themselves without the required permits. I personally probably wouldn't hesitate to do minor stuff without permits (e.g., add electrical receptacle), but I know when such things are done correctly, and have good judgement to know when I don't have the knowledge.
  11. "402.2 Joints Where a fixture comes in contact with the wall or floor, the joint between the fixture and the wall or floor shall be made watertight." In my opinion, the wax seal should cover that. OTOH, the contact with the floor is only around the periphery of the base. I agree with you that sealing around the base can cause problems, e.g. by hiding a leaking wax seal, allowing undetected structure damage. Maybe the interpretation varies with the inspector -- I've only questioned two, in two different counties, and they both required it.
  12. It IS a code requirement in San Jose, CA and Alpine County, CA. Those are the only places I've installed toilets, and inspectors will not pass the installation if it is not sealed, 100% of the periphery. I personally think that the requirement makes no sense, although a thin, neat job with caulk that matches the toilet looks good. If matching caulk isn't an option, a very narrow bead of clear silicone is essentially invisible.
  13. Sealing around the toilet base is required by code in many locations. I might not do it, were I not having an inspection . I prefer not to seal along the back of the base, so that a leak of the wax seal would become evident before it damaged the subfloor . Electrical- two trips to the store. Plumbing-three trips to the store. I had a plumbing contractor make four separate mistakes , just installing the trim around the shower control . One of those guys who's been doing it that way for 20 years, and is going to assume that he knows what he's doing without reading the instructions for a brand he is not familiar with .