What did you use your flashlight for today?

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I used my..... wait, no that was the night before. The um..... nope that was Friday.
Come to think of it I went 24 hours without using a flashlight. 😱 gadzooks!

Edit; actually I did use a flashlight last night. At some point after midnight I was awakened by a touch of heartburn so I sat up in bed first to see if a burp would solve it. Sometimes a burp is all that's needed.

After a time no burp so reach for the pill bottle on my bedside table with a few Tums inside. Open the bottle and "oopsies" drop the bottle. My 2am flashlight is a sublumen 1950's number with a near spent battery but I wanted to clean up on aisle 3 quickly so I grabbed the 6 lumen Sofirn C01 with a sophie LED . Turns out no Tums had left the bottle. Also turns out all that commotion raised a burp and I felt better. But I ate a Tums anyway. May as well afterall.
 
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Jean-Luc Descarte

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I used my..... wait, no that was the night before. The um..... nope that was Friday.
Come to think of it I went 24 hours without using a flashlight. 😱 gadzooks!
I felt that! Over here the nights are getting shorter and the sun is coming up earlier, so I'm no longer forced to use a light even at 6AM at work to walk around the building firing up the ceiling lamps for the day. Heck, at 5:30-ish AM it's so light out that I'm only using my bike lights to be seen and not to see.
 

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A friend with a mastiff puppy took a Kong rubber toy, they're tuff. Stuffed peanut butter into then froze it. He said keeps his dog busy for hours, and away from furniture legs
 

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I use Sofirn C01S to peek around under sinks at my plumbing jobs. Why? bc I'm not a plumber. As it turns out, no leaks!
 

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I used my rider rx titanium when while doing some demo work I found a little black box inside the brick wall, removed plaster, opened it up and looked inside
all I could tell it's some wires, so one step back, call electrical team "probably not live. but don't touch it, just in case" thanks man, very helpful

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I used my rider rx titanium when while doing some demo work I found a little black box inside the brick wall, removed plaster, opened it up and looked inside
all I could tell it's some wires, so one step back, call electrical team "probably not live. but don't touch it, just in case" thanks man, very helpful

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The shape of this and the general appearance of the wires suggests that it's an old telelphone "biscuit" (surface mount) jack.

If this is the case, and it's an active land line jack in North America, these are the voltages that might be present:

48vdc On-hook, no call in progress, phone not ringing
100vac Phone ringing
12-24vdc Of-hook, call in progress
 

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The combination clutch/brake pedal of my riding on mower is getting stuck in the brake ON/clutch disengaged position. I used my convoy S2+ to get a look at the inside shaft the pedal rotates on.

I hit it with with a long nosel WD40 and it helped somewhat, but I should work up the ambition to take the assembly apart, and clean it up properly, and grease it up. It is spring loaded, so it might be a pit of a PIA.
 

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We just had a 15-20 minute power outage when a storm rolled through. My PD36R was pressed into service for ceiling bounce and an old Ray-O-Vac LED lantern was fired up for area lighting. We still had some daylight so it wasn't pitch black indoors but the lights helped get us through the outage.
 

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The shape of this and the general appearance of the wires suggests that it's an old telelphone "biscuit" (surface mount) jack.

If this is the case, and it's an active land line jack in North America, these are the voltages that might be present:

48vdc On-hook, no call in progress, phone not ringing
100vac Phone ringing
12-24vdc Of-hook, call in progress

thanks for the idea, but it's in europe :)

current leading idea is that this is the ground probe for the old system ( house was built in '62 )
the pikachu on-site concluded on phone that the red was used for ground cables exclusively and the green wire on the picture goes to ground, so probably this is how they solved the grounding back then
 

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I used my..... wait, no that was the night before. The um..... nope that was Friday.
Come to think of it I went 24 hours without using a flashlight. 😱 gadzooks!

Yet another occasion when I was glad I didn't have a big hit of coffee going on when I read one of your posts:)
 

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thanks for the idea, but it's in europe :)

current leading idea is that this is the ground probe for the old system ( house was built in '62 )
the pikachu on-site concluded on phone that the red was used for ground cables exclusively and the green wire on the picture goes to ground, so probably this is how they solved the grounding back then
Thanks for the clarification fulee. That sounds plausible. Generally the ground wires here are either bare metal or have a green plastic jacket, and they're either grounded to a long rod driven into the ground or they're clamped to the incoming water main.
 

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today I used my Makita drill as a flashlight to navigate out of the completely dark rooms at the site
also I always thought that the GITD ring on some Makita tools is a gimmick, but what do you know, there are actual real life applications to it. neat.
 

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Used my Tool AA 2.0 to look for a lost keychain, both at the counter and in the Lost & Found. It was only because of the Tool that I saw the new cardboard box at the back of the locker, titled "Keys/Glasses/Objects" - there's no ceiling lamp above the locker so it's too dark to read a darn thing inside without a torch.

A rare instance of using my light at work now that the sun is rising so much earlier.
 

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A rare instance of using my light at work now that the sun is rising so much earlier.

to be honest I've learned from @bykfixer that you don't really need a very bright flashlight in the dark, but when the sun is out, you need all the lumens you can get... I had to look into a small sinkhole that opened in the pavement because of a cracked water mains pipe and using my usual little light did basically nothing lighting up the hole... thank Gene for the E2XT, pretty usable to light up things that are somehow in the dark during daytime
 

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I wouldn't say all the lumens as much as all the candela. By far the most useful lights for competing against sunlight are throwers.

Though in my case it's not exactly that either. When the nights are longer, I get to work between dawn and sunrise, so there's next to no ambient light inside the building. So, I actually need a flashlight to see where I'm going as I turn everything on for the day. But now that it's almost sunrise when I first enter, the inside is so well-lit that even I, a true blue flashaholic, cannot justify using a light!

Although that's only for now that it's mid/late drought season and it's sunny every day. When the rains come, they bring some VERY dark overcast mornings... maybe even the occasional power outage at the job site if I'm lucky :sssh:
 

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today I used my flashlight to check if the plaster where the wall was fixed was flush with the remainder of the wall

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mostly it was. also I need a few more hands, I can't hold so much stuff all at once
 

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Does taking it apart and tossing it in the garbage count, after finding out it's a miserably cheap piece of :poop:.
('Cause that's what I used it for.)
 
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