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FreeSWITCH sounds intriguing but Anthony has to work on his enthusiasm, just sayin'...
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Lisa, can you go lower in the Fijufilm food-chain and review the Fujifilm X30, that's more inline with my budget.
Thanks for the excellent video!
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+peasant vasea Thank you so much for the link to that review, it's a huge help.
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I did a youtube search on "rotten sills" and found these:

How to replace sills in an old house
https://youtu.be/D6HRfjOpGOQ

Sill Plate Removal Part 1
https://youtu.be/VJfZfEKFAZ8

Sill Plate Part 2
https://youtu.be/ivnhSiVVQQU

Rotten Wall Sill Board Repair: Part 1
https://youtu.be/OVWArEgYI38

Rotten Sill Board Repair: Part 2
https://youtu.be/zsme4JbfuK8

From looking at the above videos, the simplest and least expensive way to jack up the structure is using a bottle jack.

If you are replacing your old joists, I'd recommend using joist hangers instead of toe-nailing the joist ends to the rim joist.

As for removing the dirt, the only easy (least hard) way I can come up with is "vacuum excavation", but I wouldn't know where to locate one of these pieces of equipment.

PACS1000 Portable Vacuum Excavation
https://youtu.be/q5QbmfpL2cg
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+William Lee Dang, all kinda of stuff to look at. Thanks, man. :)
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It's funny how anything "worth doing" always involve back-busting work. Too bad you're so far away, be fun to give you a hand.
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+William Lee Heh, thanks man.
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I'm not a carpenter, but I do know that to engineer a floor properly you'll have to talk to a good rough framing carpenter or maybe even get some advice from an structural engineer if you happen to know one.

If you can't find any of the above people to consult, the next best thing I can think of is to go to one of those deck building websites that have an online deck framing calculator and input your framing square footage and they'll calculate the correct framing lumber dimensions for your length and span, at least that will get you closer to the proper size lumber than going by what you have under your floor.

If moisture and rot are factors you are trying to avoid, you might want to build with treated lumber if it's an option for you.

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Nice job Randy, congratulations!
KD8YUQ Bill
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+William Lee Thanks Bill!  It was more of a challenge than I initially thought but was fun all the way to the end! :)
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In Win 7's Disk Management app it's pretty easy to shrink your C:\ drive down to a palatable size for Gigi's Photoshop v7, maybe shrink it down to 750 GB (or smaller) and make the extra left-over space a new partition.
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Interesting topic, at least, for the most part, if you're confined in a bunker here on Earth, you'll probably always have the option to "go outside to get a breath of air", whereas in space/Mars that's not an option.
The author Hugh Howey wrote a series of novels/novellas under the title "Wool", I've only listened to the audio book but it was pretty good, here's the Audible description for the Wool saga:
"Publisher's Summary
In a ruined and toxic landscape, a community exists in a giant silo underground, hundreds of stories deep. There, men and women live in a society full of regulations they believe are meant to protect them. Sheriff Holston, who has unwaveringly upheld the silo’s rules for years, unexpectedly breaks the greatest taboo of all: He asks to go outside.
His fateful decision unleashes a drastic series of events. An unlikely candidate is appointed to replace him: Juliette, a mechanic with no training in law, whose special knack is fixing machines. Now Juliette is about to be entrusted with fixing her silo, and she will soon learn just how badly her world is broken. The silo is about to confront what its history has only hinted about and its inhabitants have never dared to whisper. Uprising.
©2012 Hugh Howey (P)2013 Audible, Inc."
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+William Lee I think I seen a movie that had a similar plot, cant remember what its called, sounds like a good one, thanks for sharing.
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Splitting the screen up like you did really adds a lot to this type of video, it's all about conveying info to the viewer. Good job and well done!
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Glad to hear that you guys got through that unhurt. Ditto on that comment about a dash-cam, I got to get one also.
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Good job on explaining electrical safety! Interested to see how Out Back is going to resolve this.
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That's a nice looking cake!
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  • Local 704 Sprinkler Fitters
    Apprentice Instructor training, 1998 - 2005
  • Local 704 Sprinkler Fitters
    Apprentice training, 1989 - 1995
  • Warren public schools
    general, 1974 - 1978
  • Detroit public schools
    general, 1966 - 1973
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Don't be "That Guy..."
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I'm just your average guy dealing with this mess as best I can...
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I'm still alive
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WAS Journeyman Sprinkler Fitter, NOW caregiver
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(I'm stuck as a caregiver! Do these even matter?) Sprinkler Fitter, Apprentice Instructor, Mechanic (automotive), Systems Administrator, Firearms Range Safety Officer
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  • Caregiver, 2007 - present
    I'm THE caregiver for my elderly parents. Because of their day-to-day needs and on-going care I was forced to give up my career as a Journeyman Sprinkler Fitter. This obviously destroyed my income, health insurance, and my quality of life in retirement, it gets better, there's also retirement penalties put in place to where I would lose over one half of my retirement benefits if I tried to retire before the age of 62. My parents don't have the money for a nursing home, I'm all they have, so it looks like I'm stuck in this pitiful existence, at least my health is good...
  • Local 704 Sprinkler Fitters
    Systems Administrator, 2015
    Maintain, repair, local computer network.
  • Local 704 Sprinkler Fitters
    Journeyman Fitter, 2015
    Install, service, repair, automatic fire protection systems.
  • Local 704 Sprinkler Fitters
    Training Coordinator, 2009 - 3010
    Apprentice training.
  • Universal Equipment Co.
    Mechanic, 1984 - 1989
    Small engine repair, welding, fabrication.
  • Precision Tune
    Auto Mechanic, 1978 - 1983
    Automotive tune-ups and driveability mechanic.
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Detroit
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I've laid this out before but it's time to do it again, because it's coming folks.The recent ditty on how 'nobody needs more than $3m for re

Saturday October 02, 2010 around noon. I told my neighbor that I really should have my tank pumped out and he gave me the number to Mr. Clean in Gould City. It wasn't noon yet so I took a chance and called to see if I could still have it done today. I told them that the tank hatches were cleared and accessible because I was doing some minor repairs to the tank connections. Mr. Clean told me that they had a truck that can stop by on their way back to the shop. The truck pulled into the drive at the time given to me and made short work of pumping the tank clean, took less than one hour, and this all happened on a Saturday. Color me impressed!
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