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ESTIMATING MATERIALS
For standard residential construction with wall studs on 16-inch centers, plan on using one stud per linear foot of wall plus two per opening, and you'll be pretty close.
Jim Underwood, Technology Center for Mountain People, Cherry Grove, West Virginia
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CONVERSATION ZONE
The best conversations are had side by side, not face to face.
Dave Agresti, Prof Criminology (retired), Tampa, Florida, United States
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THE BEST MOVIES
The "Best" movies postpone the credits until after the movie is over. Also,the "Best" movies show the out takes as part of the credits at the end.
Michael, Campus Architect, La Jolla, CA, USA
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SURVIVING A KNIFE ATTACK
In the event of a knife fight, if the other guy is better than you, you die. If you are better than him, you both die.
Jim Colby, Engineer, Concord, New Hampshire, USA
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SUBSTITUTING PREGROUND SPICES FOR FRESH
Preground spices are sometimes your best option (you're not going to make your own garlic powder, for example) and can always fill in for whole. Be aware that ground spices are more densely packed, so when substituting, reduce the amount significantly; roughly 25 percent less is a good rule of thumb.
Joseph Bauer, Master Carpenter, Indian Hills, Ohio, USA
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DOMESTIC AIRLINES BAGGAGE REQUIREMENTS
In a review of the top 13 U. S. domestic airlines’ policy, the following are approximate rules of thumb for baggage. Checked baggage: Measure height, width & length (Including closed handle & wheels) should be no larger than 62 total inches (approximately 30” x 20” x 12”). 50 pounds appears to be the standard weight for checked-in baggage without an additional fee. Carry-on baggage: 45 total inches is the most common allowed size (approximately 21” x 14” 10”). As these are general rules of thumb for baggage, the flyer need to check their specific airline to see if the rules have changed.
Dave Agresti, Prof Criminology (retired), Tampa, Florida, United States
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HEARING AID BATTERIES
The standard zinc-air button cell batteries used in most hearing aids should last from 5 to 7 days, depending on ___. Turning them off, when not in use, extends its lifetime up to 14 days. These batteries have a plastic tab that needs to be removed in order to discharge electricity to the hearing aid. Once the plastic tab is removed, oxygen in the air activates its operation. Resealing the battery after it had the plastic tab does not stop the flow of electricity. Shelf life of unexposed button cell batteries is about 3 years. I know about this because I am a hearing aid user. Button cell batteries have other uses but people may not be aware of this information.
Dave Agresti, Prof Criminology (retired), Tampa, Florida, United States
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FOR FRESHER BREATH
For fresher breath after brushing - rinse before you spit.
Chris Keller, Retired, Baldwinsville, NY, USA
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EXPOSURE SETTING FOR LATERAL CHEST XRAY
If you know the AP/PA exposure for a chest xray, if the patient has a normal body habitus, the lateral will be about 2x mAs and plus 10 kvP
joe holm, Radiographer, omaha, ne, United States
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