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  • nooshinjohn
    nooshinjohn Posts: 25,157
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    The Gear... Carver "Statement" Mono-blocks, Mcintosh C2300 Arcam AVR20, Oppo UDP-203 4K Blu-ray player, Sony XBR70x850B 4k, Polk Audio Legend L800 with height modules, L400 Center Channel Polk audio AB800 "in-wall" surrounds. Marantz MM7025 stereo amp. Simaudio Moon 680d DSD

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  • motorstereo
    motorstereo Posts: 2,055
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  • Tony M
    Tony M Posts: 11,026
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    Mainly drove this style for sheet rock and framing package deliveries to mostly new construction sites and trained other drivers how to operate these for 17+ years. Mostly from a chair up behind the cab. But I operated some trucks by air-powered remote control. Those air-assisted remote control booms were great to operate! I trained a few guys on those.

    I didn't have AC but for a couple of years toward the end of me working. I feel I've delivered upwards of 200K sheets of 12' drywall or more guaranteed.
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    Also a million miles driving these. lumber packages, doors, windows and anything to do with homes. Fiberglass Tubs too.
    Same as above, trained many a guy/man also.
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    Drove this style for a year or two. Delivered a million shingles at least off of that truck. After one hurricane, I know I personally delivered 14 tractor trailer loads of shingles by hand mostly. A previous driver showed me how to do it. Thank god he showed me how!!
    Either I hand unloaded pallets of shingles by myself or some roofers would walk them off the bed of the truck onto the roofs. I also helped walk many hundreds of bundles off onto roofs too if the homeowner was elderly. This style also dumped lumber framing packages. It was a great and simple design. One pull on a lever switched the beds function.
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    Remodeled a ton of homes including my own. Kitchen remodels. Floor make-overs. Bathroom make-overs or bathroom additions created. Bathtub make-overs. New construction framing with-out the use of air powered nail-guns. Hammer time only. A million nails driven for sure by hand. Built quite a few decks too.
    All of the above by myself mind you. No help on most of all the above.
    I am a one man ( or was ) act. How did I ever do what I did? God's help I guess. ;)B)

    Early days I hung sheet-rock (drywall to some) for about 3 years in new construction homes. Some valued at 400K. Many about 250K back around in "78". They must be worth 500K+ now. They were HUGE back then but it made putting the whole sheets up easier since we didn't have to cut half of the sheets. :D

    Oh, I painted new and older homes and commercial businesses for about 3+ years too. I still paint neighbors' homes if they ask me. I just painted 98% of my own last year or more. I love to paint.

    I also worked in the plumbing world for 7 years. Some new jobs but not many. Mainly plumbing repair or adding plumbing for new bathrooms. Updated many bathrooms and kitchens so we had to move, add or remove plumbing. I say we, because most plumbing jobs I was working with a master plumber, my boss. I learned the electrical trade from him.

    Roofing also. I've laid quite a few roofs too.
    Put on a bunch of siding too.
    Trimmed the inside of homes for a year and built decks on the backs of them also. They were small one level homes.
    Made quite a few countertop installations with the preformed style tops. No granite or hard rock tops.

    I had a lot of crafts. Counter Salesman for a year at a Private family owned HUGE Lumber Company.

    Jack of all trades and a master of some, I'd say. ;)
    I don't need to show pics of remodeling, painting or plumbing or all the other home construction trades I've had and did long enough and was trained or shown a lot of tricks in each trade that makes their jobs easier.

    It's been a fulfilling life for me.
    I've been able to save so much $$$ by doing things myself.




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  • tophatjohnny
    tophatjohnny Posts: 4,167
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    joecoulson wrote: »
    John are you really a Mr Mom?

    Indeed I am but I enjoy an ocassional gig with Dayton Ohio's long lived r&b /southern rock band "The Lindin Davis Group" but no pics at this time as I'm just strapping to do my 2nd show with them in 2 weeks. My avatar is me. Tophatjohnny also on You Tube. I'm not a great drummer but I sure don't suck🎩🎩😂😂
    "if it's not fun, it's not worth it & remember folks, "It's All About The Music"!!
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  • joecoulson
    joecoulson Posts: 4,943
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    Very good friend of mine is based out of ATL for SW. kudos John
  • joecoulson
    joecoulson Posts: 4,943
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    joecoulson wrote: »
    John are you really a Mr Mom?

    Indeed I am but I enjoy an ocassional gig with Dayton Ohio's long lived r&b /southern rock band "The Lindin Davis Group" but no pics at this time as I'm just strapping to do my 2nd show with them in 2 weeks. My avatar is me. Tophatjohnny also on You Tube. I'm not a great drummer but I sure don't suck🎩🎩😂😂

    Not a great drummer, understatement of the year...look him up folks.
    https://youtu.be/99ZkhG1QoFk
  • joecoulson
    joecoulson Posts: 4,943
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    Tony, I think many people don’t understand the importance of professionals like yourself. A good responsible safe driver is hard to find (at least in my market) and when you do find one, reward them! Guys like yourself make my world (Construction) turn for sure.
  • mrbiron
    mrbiron Posts: 5,711
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    Where’s the KABOOM?!?! There’s supposed to be an Earth shattering KABOOM!!!
  • joecoulson
    joecoulson Posts: 4,943
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    Cool. Are you the GC?
  • Willow
    Willow Posts: 10,888
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    I actually can't show you for security reasons. But I work for the Canadian tax man in cyber security
  • Manticore
    Manticore Posts: 408
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    Cool post.
    Driving a bus through the bowels of the Bronx & Manhattan. What a trip. Tons of great experiences and a few not so good.
    This one photo was the style bus that i learned on and initially drove. Tons of fun. No power steering, most had no a/c and before they had right side mirrors. Photo taken facing southbound on the Grand Concourse. Anyone familiar with the area can see the entrance to an already closed Alexander's in the foreground.
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    Ended up driving these before retiring. Really nice piece of equipment. Even decent in the snow, except when you see the rear of your bus in the mirror in the lane next to the lane your in. Woo hoo. Fun stuff.
    Not sure of location but, looks like part of the parking lot at Orchard Beach.
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  • tratliff
    tratliff Posts: 1,670
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    I also can't show for security reasons but I think you will get the idea.

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  • joecoulson
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  • mrbiron
    mrbiron Posts: 5,711
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    joecoulson wrote: »
    Cool. Are you the GC?

    I am. I’m the BDOS if you know what to mean. ;)
    Where’s the KABOOM?!?! There’s supposed to be an Earth shattering KABOOM!!!
  • mhardy6647
    mhardy6647 Posts: 33,135
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    Here are some of the cooler toys from the coolest lab I ever had -- a high-throughput analytics lab supporting biotech process development in the early 2000s. Actually the robot at the top is a "clone picker" and wasn't mine, but the bottom robot was :)

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    We had some 100% automated assay platforms that we had designed and built, too -- but I don't think I have any photos of 'em.

  • Viking64
    Viking64 Posts: 6,719
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    mhardy6647 wrote: »
    We had some 100% automated assay platforms that we had designed and built, too -- but I don't think I have any photos of 'em.

    You can't post pictures of your assay platforms here anyway. God knows I've tried. :o
  • codycatalist
    codycatalist Posts: 2,662
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    mhardy6647 wrote: »
    Here are some of the cooler toys from the coolest lab I ever had -- a high-throughput analytics lab supporting biotech process development in the early 2000s. Actually the robot at the top is a "clone picker" and wasn't mine, but the bottom robot was :)

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    We had some 100% automated assay platforms that we had designed and built, too -- but I don't think I have any photos of 'em.

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  • JayMX
    JayMX Posts: 441
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    Not as cool as a frickin' scientist... I'm just a lighting control systems nerd...
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    Sometimes I don't just do the system infrastructures, sometimes I get to make the lights blink a little too... :)
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    Pairs that have passed through: Monitor 4b (Peerless), Monitor 5a (Peerless), Monitor 5b (SL1000), Monitor 5b (SL2000) (4x pair), Monitor 7b (Peerless), Modified Monitor 7c’s (194’s), Monitor 10a (Peerless), Monitor 10b (5x pair), RTA8, RTA8TL, RTA 11T, RTA12c (194's), SDA CRS, SDA 2 (2x pair), SDA 2a, SDA 2b, SDA 1b, SDA 1c, SDA SRS 2 (2x pair), SDA SRS 3.1TL (198’s) (2x pair)...and more to come, it’s a sickness.
  • txcoastal1
    txcoastal1 Posts: 13,134
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    I own an integration company
    Network, CCTV, Fire, energy management, and sound systems

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  • joecoulson
    joecoulson Posts: 4,943
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    This thread is too cool - very interesting to see what all of you do
  • Jstas
    Jstas Posts: 14,713
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    I do data security in the healthcare industry now. Can't really show what I do because it's sensitive and also, could be a HIPAA violation and I don't want any of that noise. What I do is make sure that even if we have a breach, if they can get any data or records it's useless because it's protected at the data level with strong permissions and encryption policies.

    Before I started doing this data security stuff I worked for a gubment contractor where I built command and control systems, radar systems and weapons systems for the ships of several navies, not just the US. That included the aircraft carrier modernization efforts. I also worked on radar for NOAA for predicting and tracking tornadoes and I also worked on hardening the ship-board systems on U.S. Coast Guard ships and planes. Oh, yeah, and this little project called AEGIS LEAP Intercept (ALI) now known as Ballistic Missile Defense. LEAP stands for Light Exo Atmospheric Projectile. Since I was one of the people supporting the test shots where we were shooting at targets in space, I was a legit Rocket Scientist!

    Again, can't show you much of that for obvious reasons.

    But this was the first ship I worked on:

    DDG 73 U.S.S. Decauter
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    And this was the last ship I worked on:
    DDG 96 U.S.S. Bainbridge
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    I was on this test shot:
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    And I have a crew hat and shirt from this ship because I was part of the civilian crew that trained the commissioning crew on how to use their new ship so the Coast Guard gave us our own crew uniforms with names on them and everything:
    WMSL-750 USCGC Bertholf
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  • mrloren
    mrloren Posts: 2,456
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    I'm just a warehouse guy,

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    No forklift just a pallet jack so asset tagging printers like these is all done by hand.
    When I was a kid my parents told me to turn it down. Now I'm an adult and my kids tell me to turn it down.
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  • Polkitup2
    Polkitup2 Posts: 1,620
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    Me hard at it:

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  • westmassguy
    westmassguy Posts: 6,850
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    verb wrote: »
    Before I got into the automotive biz, my profession was aerospace. Gas turbine engines. Started out at Pratt & Whitney in Connecticut. When I moved to Michigan, I worked as an engineer for a small gas turbine engine company. It's claim to fame, the F107 turbofan.
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  • joecoulson
    joecoulson Posts: 4,943
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    Polkitup2 wrote: »
    Me hard at it:

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    Are you hiring?
  • lightman1
    lightman1 Posts: 10,776
    edited August 2019
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    JayMX wrote: »
    Not as cool as a frickin' scientist... I'm just a lighting control systems nerd...
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    Sometimes I don't just do the system infrastructures, sometimes I get to make the lights blink a little too... :)
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  • motorhead43026
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    Hey Russ, would you chase a lazer light as my cat does?
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    Other; M10 series II, M7C's, Hafler XL600 amp, RB-980BX, Parasound HCA-1500 amp , P5 preamp, all in storage. All vintage Polk have had crossover rebuilds and tweeter upgrades.

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  • pitdogg2
    pitdogg2 Posts: 24,649
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    Hey Russ, would you chase a lazer light as my cat does?

    I've seen him do that with reflections of beer bottles.
    ;):p