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Eric Johnson Explains the Charleville Musket (from the video): My name is Eric Johnson. I am a Civil War firearms historian and collector. We are standing today at the Sharpsburg Armory Shop, which is owned by my friend Bill Shawley. You can see the guns behind me with tags on them. Bill collects as well as sells and trades guns. We're gonna talk today about Civil War-era firearms as involved in Jefferson County, West Virginia; but I also want to talk about the background of these firearms and how they came to be and specifically I want to talk about the armory in Harper's Ferry and its role it played in the war. I'm holding in my hand a Charleville musket pattern. In the Civil War era, linear tactics were used. When armies would approach each other, there were two lines of men shoulder-to-shoulder. They carried muskets, rifles, what have you; and they would march to a front sometimes within fifty yards of each other, sometimes even closer. In the beginning of the war, the idea was to shoot three times per minute, sometimes four times per minute if you could do that. I personally, over many years, have never mastered that. I've gotten at best two shots per minute, but I imagine if you drilled all day and if your officers were succinct in what they did, you would be able to achieve that. 1:28: So just imagine a whole line of men firing and loading three and four times per minute - a hail and wall of lead constantly. Pretty soon there isn't too many oppositional forces standing and that's the idea of the tactics of the time. The musket was king - in everybody's idea. The people who were educated in this country's military academies, our first military officers understood that to load and fire three times per minute, you had to have a weapon that could easily load, and could quickly take a round and dispatch it. So what I want to do is discuss this piece I'm holding in my hand - what it is - and then we're going to go on to discuss why they were favored and were built. 2:18: Things to notice first is this is a flintlock. And what I mean by that: this is called the cock and it houses a rock, called a flint. This is an ignition system. 2:34: This piece is called the hammer or the "frizzie." 2:39: If you look, you see a pan. That's where the flash powder goes. 2:49: You cannot see it, but there is a small hole in the barrel. That's called the touch hole. Some Confederate soldiers would mis-name that the "torch hole." It's a good idea. It gives you the purpose of it. It transfers the explosion from the outside of the piece to the interior of the wall of the barrel, where the main charge is, and then this piece will fire hopefully, on a good day without wind, without rain, without snow - starts to give you an idea of the reliability of the flintlock. That's why, when you look at the history of battles, oftentimes what you see they were fought on the most glorious and beautiful times of the year. That's because the generals all understood that the flintlock was, at that time, key to loading and firing the musket. So, this is the flintlock musket. We will talk about the whole gun here today, so we'll talk about it: lock, stock, and barrel. (If you've ever heard that term or expression, that means "the whole thing.") 3:48: That's what we'll be discussing here. The musket: we talked about the "brain" of the gun, the flintlock part of it. When it's primed and ready to shoot, you pull the trigger and you should see a shower of sparks. Well, if it works (EJ tries again-ED). 4:07: There you go. So there's the sparks. And, ideally, if there were powder in that pan, it would ignite. 4:11: That's the first part of this. You would have an explosion. Now what I did not tell you was how this was loaded. 4:19: So let's go to the muzzle. You're looking at the muzzle end of this. 4:25: There's a hole in the barrel. That's where your powder goes. That's also where your ball goes. You also have a ramrod. 4:36: That piece will ram the ball and the powder down the barrel when it starts to get dirty. To tell you the truth, most of the rounds made for muskets were issued to soldiers in a container called a cartridge. I'm holding it in my hand. It's a paper tube, or sometimes a skin tube that has powder in it, also the ball. And you notice it has a tab. That's because soldiers in the Civil War period were expected - or even earlier for that matter - (to) be able to stick it in their mouth and tear it off, thus exposing the powder, dumping the powder and the ball down the barrel and you notice it fits very loosely. That is by design. Remember we said three to four times per minute. You should be able to throw this down the tube without having to use this ramrod very often. And let's say - we'll call it a "volley" every time you fire - this should ignite - should send the ball and powder - should work. And you should get off three to four shots
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Good morning. It's Saturday. I got up about half an hour ago, and I've done several of my usual morning chores. I didn't bother with the showering since I'm going to be painting the living room in a little bit. We started having... Actually we had our first family meeting last Sunday and I hope it is the first of regular weekly meetings. We set up days for each one of the four of us to cook one dinner a week, and we talked about the work that needs to be done around the house. The decision was made that the first project for us to work on would be to finish painting the living room and foyer. Jill has a soccer game at 3:00 so I probably won't get a heck of a lot done before then, but at least I will have started on it. During the family meetings we also talked about the fact that we need to save some money so that we can buy new siding for the house. I'm supposed to report back every week on how much I've paid off the credit cards so we know when we're getting close to the point where we can run up some more debt to pay for the siding. What would be really nice would be if I could pay off the credit cards, and at the same time, save the money to pay for the siding, but that isn't terribly likely. The siding is starting to look visibly shitty even from a block away. When I turn the corner from Indian onto Belmont, I can see the patches of rot at the bottom of the hardboard on the northeast side of the house. Board and batten siding is supposed to be inexpensive and easy to maintain, but the fuckers that built this house bought an odd size that you can only get from Sutherland's lumber around here. Plus you then have to have a table saw to cut the damn thing to size, a ladder to get up on the side of the house, and help from at least one other person in order to hold the thing in place while you nail it up, and then you half to put the batten back on and caulk around the nail holes and seams before you paint it. Does any of that sound easy to maintain to you? Here's what would be easy: It takes one person with a screw gun ten minutes to take down the existing piece of siding and put up the new one. You'd probably still need a ladder to get up high. Speaking of ladders, why don't they make them with a weight limit of more than 225 pounds. Is that some sort of standard weight limit? My 296.5 pound ass is scared to death to get up on one of those rickety little bitches out of fear that it will collapse under me when I get to the top. I need to buy a heavy duty extension ladder, but the ones that will hold my weight are ridiculously expensive. I don't know how I'm ever going to be able to paint the ceiling and upper walls in our foyer. I hate to think it, but I may have to rent scaffolding from Home Depot in order to get it done. These stupid home designers just don't think about the people who are going to own these houses and about how they are going to have to maintain them. I guess the same could be said of programmers and the systems they write. 11:23

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