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Nice sign!  I did some plumbing today.  Unfortunately it's not a Sand level BB but I'm saving it for Straw.  I had a leak appear in some plumbing.  Took it apart, gooped it up more and tightened it more, no dice   Got new valve and parts and swapped out the valve, no dice   Replaced the connecting fitting which required a new union and elbow, that did it
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My other half and I just did our first - give urine to growies

I took the 'soft' option - two photos, one of diluting the pee and one, below, of applying it to a plant.



Austin took the 'macho' option - direct stream!



What a fun way to spend time together...
 
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Ok, I'm going to try the first BB Club zoom call Wednesday, July 22nd at 8am Mountain Time.

This first week, we'll be working on the Community Sand BB: Make a Map: https://permies.com/wiki/101705/pep-community/PEP-BB-community-sand-map

Time zone converter here: https://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/converter.html?iso=20200722T140000&p1=3358&p2=tz_gmt&p3=51&p4=133&p5=3138&p6=246&p7=236&p8=22

Tell your friends! Join the fun; it's collective map-making time.

The details are here: https://permies.com/p/1126576
 
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Didn’t know this thread was here!

I’ve been doing my own PEP sprint over the last few dats. How did your zoom call go?
 
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Hey Kevin,

I've noticed, you've been on a tear with PEP.  The call went well! I'm just trying anything I think of or hear about to try to get more people doing BB's.

I saw you already did your map. Want to join in anyways?
 
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I’ve put this thread on watch and I’ll join in as appropriate. Have a few more BBs lined up, I’m trying to do things which I ought to do anyway (fridge needs cleaning!) or that I have already done and can document.
 
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Hi! I'll start reading the posts in this thread too. Now I read the first page of it. And then I went to the last page and decided to write my reply first.
As you might have noticed (because you are the ones who certify BBs) I started my own BB sprint. As I do with most things I did it without any real planning ... And still it works out OK.
Which BB I'll do can depend on the weather (the weather is nice for a bicycle ride, I'll go foraging!), on something I read (I see Nicole has posted a new BB thread for textiles, let's do that one!), or on my mood (I feel very introvert today, I can hide in the kitchen and make soup!)
 
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Inge, feel free to post a few pics of your BB's here, if you wish. Having camaraderie while doing BB's made it even more fun.
 
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I just posted my sugar shack build to Homesteading!
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Ash Jackson wrote:Inge, feel free to post a few pics of your BB's here, if you wish. Having camaraderie while doing BB's made it even more fun.


Some recent ones, so I can pick the photos from my personal thread in the secret part of Permies.

Journal of Natural Medicine; index and tabs.


Journal of Natural Medicine; Herbs: Peppermint.


Food preparation; Soup.


Textiles (Straw); invisible mending a small hole or tear.


Textiles (Straw): textile toolbox.
 
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I just did a new one. For a new Air Badge. I read in someone's reaction on the SKIP program about 'labeling the breakers'. I thought: 'Hah, I can do that! Easy peasy and good for safety reasons!' SO I did.

There were no labels at all, now it's labeled in a way that's clear to me!
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Good reminder Now you have the Electricity Air Badge!

 
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My new goal is to get that Nest Badge.
I only need to do one more BB of the Jeeves list. That means: I can wait until there's snow and ice (if ever ...) or I can start a search for squeaky hinges, buy some grease and end the squeaking.
I also need to finish the BBs I already started on the Alice list (like turning my fridge upside-down to find the coils that aren't at the back). Or maybe I can get the BB for the recycling system now I put in new photos (not from facebook) ... In that case I do have two BBs of the Alice list.
 
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Inge Leonora-den Ouden wrote:My new goal is to get that Nest Badge.
I only need to do one more BB of the Jeeves list. That means: I can wait until there's snow and ice (if ever ...) or I can start a search for squeaky hinges, buy some grease and end the squeaking.
I also need to finish the BBs I already started on the Alice list (like turning my fridge upside-down to find the coils that aren't at the back). Or maybe I can get the BB for the recycling system now I put in new photos (not from facebook) ... In that case I do have two BBs of the Alice list.


No, the Nest Badge will have to wait. I can't find any squeaking door here. Maybe my mother has one (or more), I'll visit her in a few weeks ...

I started with the BB for 'using water from the dishpan to water something', but that one will take some time ... It has to be a total of 3 gallons of water. One time washing the dishes I use only half a gallon.

Measuring the water
 
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Maybe I missed it but I don't see anything in the "grease hinges" BB that says the hinges need to be squeaky...    
 
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Mike Haasl wrote:Maybe I missed it but I don't see anything in the "grease hinges" BB that says the hinges need to be squeaky...    


Mike, you are right. It was because of the videos/articles mentioned I thought so ("  - How to Lubricate a Squeaky Door
 - How to Silence a Squeking Hinge
 - Door Repair 101: How to Fix a Squeaky Door Hinge, Gaps, and More")
So all I have to do is find the right grease product.
 
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