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    [–] Primitive technology: A frame hut EnderWiggin07 1 points ago in videos

    I think rough-hewn tools wear pretty rapidly compared to what we might be used to and even compared to like "prime craftsmanship" of tools of the era. Like people were saying about the palm thatching, he's building things to function but not to last.

    There's probably harder woods that would be much harder to bore out and shape the handle that would be preferable if it was really part of your survival to chop wood. If I was making a demonstration video, I would opt for something much softer to show the process without killing myself.

    [–] Primitive technology: A frame hut EnderWiggin07 1 points ago in videos

    And the tools probably don't last that long. Like if you saw that axe at the store you'd think "well this is going to break in a minute" and more than likely it would. Once the hole through the handle gets some decent wear and the edge loses its bite it's probably pretty garbage.

    The tools we use today are pretty astoundingly durable compared to in the past.

    [–] Primitive technology: A frame hut EnderWiggin07 1 points ago in videos

    Last time I looked his patreon is at like $20,000/video so 12 acres might not have broken the budget. Since the acreage is sitting wild like this you'd have to assume it either wasn't practical or legal for development of any kind so it might not have been too expensive. At peak recent prices for arable midwest US land he'd have been able to afford 12 acres in like 5 videos. And I think his land is cheaper.

    [–] Primitive technology: A frame hut EnderWiggin07 1 points ago in videos

    Is there any reason to believe that an undisturbed steel building built in warm, dry climate would not outlast a stone pyramid?

    [–] Primitive technology: A frame hut EnderWiggin07 1 points ago in videos

    Agreed most people will prioritize square footage over quality

    [–] Primitive technology: A frame hut EnderWiggin07 1 points ago in videos

    I don't think there's any reason to believe that the insulation and wiring are great in a 600 year old house. Some of it is mitigated by climate - If you're worried about insulation, you probably live somewhere colder than where the 600 year old houses are. Wiring is easier to get around but not always in an elegant way. The electrical, plumbing, and HVAC are probably not to the standard of a modern but short-lived home, and the cost to upgrade is probably quite high.

    I work at a plumbing/hvac wholesaler and sometimes in company emails they describe projects to add/upgrade that kind of functionality to historic buildings. The costs are significant.

    Like the one guy said though, this is something we can now engineer to a pretty good degree. You could build a home with an eye to the future, that structurally would last a long time. What' the expiration date on an ICF home? But it's still not going to be cheap.

    [–] Primitive technology: A frame hut EnderWiggin07 1 points ago in videos

    I like how he says it might be difficult. Like asking a plumber about repiping your house. Not that he can't do it, just sounds like a lot of work.

    [–] This would be the first real government shutdown under one-party government, ever EnderWiggin07 1 points ago in politics

    We'll add it to the laundry list of ways in which rampant crony capitalism has hamstrung the country.

    I think that in the past, more than once if I'm not wrong, a sort of amnesty has been extended toward current residents with the understanding that going forward, immigration laws would be upheld.

    The issue being that immigration laws have yet to be upheld.

    That kind of idea would not seem too ridiculous, IF we could then find a way to actually uphold immigration law going forward.

    [–] This would be the first real government shutdown under one-party government, ever EnderWiggin07 1 points ago in politics

    Well and I do see your point but I think the issue would be simpler if it didn't quickly become a race issue. Like if I as a white American get caught in Ireland illegally, they're just going to deport me, done deal. Here's your plane ticket, get out. And if I cried to someone, they'd be like "Well I get you don't want to leave but the rules were there before you were here so.......?"

    I dunno. I guess it's easier for me to say or type "yeah deport them!" than it is to go and see someone who has a job for the last 4 years and tell them to pack up and go. But at the same time it just seems like one of those things. I don't think anyone else is taking near the amount of immigrants, legally, that the US is. If you really can't be bothered or don't qualify for that process, I mean that's the rule. You can't double park either, whether you can afford the ticket or not. I dunno.

    [–] This would be the first real government shutdown under one-party government, ever EnderWiggin07 1 points ago in politics

    I think we have to either say "hey, this is the land of opportunity, if you want in, come and make a go of it"

    OR

    "you know what, we'll take some people if they reaaallly need it, but honestly we're pretty well set on population and aren't really in the market"

    I just don't get why we set laws for #2 and then enforce for #1.

    [–] This would be the first real government shutdown under one-party government, ever EnderWiggin07 1 points ago in politics

    I can't understand why we have immigration law at all. It seems the prevailing view is that immigration is nothing but a boon for the nation and that breaking immigration law should not come with consequences, and actually should be funneled toward a path to citizenship whenever possible.

    So why even have a concept of citizenship in the USA? Just open the borders and say "if you're here, you're here" Wouldn't that be even better?

    I don't really believe that, in fact I believe the opposite, I think there are already more people than strictly necessary pretty much everywhere... But I can't really argue with pretty much everyone reasonable while siding with people who support Trump, so I think I must just actually be wrong.

    [–] This is the kind of love I want EnderWiggin07 3 points ago in funny

    If you watch it on a little bit of acid it's pretty good.

    [–] Bless you EnderWiggin07 32 points ago in gifs

    If he gets too big he may lose the fine motor control that allows him to draw

    [–] Why does the phrase " I have a boyfriend " more respected than the word " No." ? EnderWiggin07 5 points ago in AskReddit

    It comes up in other things too. Try telling a directv salesman that you don't want to buy TV and they don't care. Tell them you're in a contract and they'll leave you alone. Or if someone wants to go to drinks after work it's the difference between "I don't feel like it" and "I have dinner with my parents"

    [–] Possible money laundering alleged in sales of Trump properties: Rep. Schiff EnderWiggin07 1 points ago in politics

    I could totally imagine Trumps properties being used for money laundering and he has no idea. He just thinks there's something he's doing incredibly right that people keep buying his stuff for fantastic amounts of money.

    [–] Lost all water from sink after turning valves off and on again EnderWiggin07 2 points ago in Plumbing

    It could be from the valves or somewhere else in the piping depending on the materials and age and stuff.

    As long as you're satisfied with your water quality and pressure I wouldn't worry too much. At the end of the day as long as your main water shutoff works anything else that crops up can be dealt with piecemeal.

    If you get to a point where you're getting crap in your water all over the house then something more extreme will probably have to be done.

    Glad you got your faucet working

    [–] Lost all water from sink after turning valves off and on again EnderWiggin07 2 points ago * (lasted edited 18 hours ago) in Plumbing

    Gate style valves suffer from a higher failure rate over time than quarter turn ball valves. And usually that failure occurs when they're used. As the other guy said post a picture when you can. It could be that we can guide you through a simple replacement with basic tools, or it could be that the best thing will be to bring in a service plumber. Should be able to tell from a picture.

    It's possible that failure due to hard water buildup could be fixed by soaking in something like CLR but I'm not sure of a good way to do stop valves like that.

    Since both failed at once it's also possible that some kind of debris made its way up the faucet and is causing a blockage in the faucet itself. Especially since it's a little surprising for both valves to fail 100% at the same time. You can test this theory by disconnecting the faucet supply lines from each valve and turning each valve on slightly to see if they're letting water through. If they come through the back wall just have a pail underneath. If they come through the floor be more careful, you'll want some towels around.

    If that seems to work you can then hook up one of the supplies and leave the other hanging. Guide the unconnected side into a bucket and turn on the connected valve and then the faucet. This will try to force water up through the faucet and down the other line which may flush debris out of the faucet. Or it may not in which case we'd have to begin to disassemble the faucet.

    So there's a few things we can try before we do anything drastic

    [–] LLAMATHRUST! EnderWiggin07 2 points ago in funny

    It's still an insane amount of electricity. Definitely way more than it takes to keep a whole house running. It would be like 600 amps at outlet current.

    [–] LLAMATHRUST! EnderWiggin07 3 points ago in funny

    It kind of makes context though. If you're interested in the power of things, most people have a decent "feel" for how powerful some # of horsepower is, and how powerful some wattage of things are. But converting between them never occured to them. Now I know that I have a 2 horsepower microwave.

    Okay wow, that is completely useless.

    [–] LLAMATHRUST! EnderWiggin07 2 points ago in funny

    So a horsepower is ~750w? How is that possible? Doesn't that mean for an electric car to make even a modest 100hp you'd need 6000 amps @ 12v from the batteries??