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Old 16th December 2010, 04:56 AM   #1
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Default Bloody Flood - I will be offline for a while

The title says it all! Lost the house, car etc.

So many destroyed drivers, tools, CLIO system, LEAP and LMS all did not survive. I feel like

Now I have to do lists for insurance.

Be back when I am able.
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Old 16th December 2010, 04:59 AM   #2
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Sorry to hear! I lost everything in a house fire just over 10 years ago. The feeling of realizing everything is ruined / gone is hard to forget and not something I wish on anyone. I hope everything goes well enough with the insurance lists and that you get back on your feet soon.
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Old 16th December 2010, 05:15 AM   #3
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Good thing you have flood insurance. A lot of people don't.
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Old 17th December 2010, 09:04 AM   #4
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Good thing you have flood insurance. A lot of people don't.
We lost half the town. Some insuance companies are trying to worm their way out of paying.

The help from the wider community is awesome. It is restoring my faith in humanity. Perfect working order M80 and M70 amps are now encrusted with mud. Still, what canyou do. Put them up on Ebay as "slightly soiled" .

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Old 17th December 2010, 11:44 AM   #5
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Can't you clean up the Clio and LEAP/LMS hardware with water then distilled water then alcohol ? I'm sure that the companies might help you out with replacement software .......? They have nothing to loose and everything to gain !

Gosh.....but this is nothing compared to the other losses you have at hand!
Wish you manage to get back to some semblance of order as soon as possible.

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Old 17th December 2010, 03:00 PM   #6
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Just googled the devastation. My heart goes out to you and then some.
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Old 17th December 2010, 03:10 PM   #7
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We had a "500" year flood here in Nashville TN this past spring. I dogged it but thousands of others lost their home and business. Nashville is still recovering and rebuilding but a lot of work has been accomplished and things are getting put back together. Amazing the amount of volunteers that still turn out to help out.

Most - if not all - of your electronics gear can be cleaned and put back in working order and if you need specific instructions just send me a PM on the how to - I worked at a depot level repair shop and we took stuff ALLLLLLLLLLL the way apart - and then put it back together again. Heck - I even have a few of the left over parts as souvenirs!!!

What worked for the people in Nashville is that we all helped each other - first with the emergency situation - and later with the rebuilding. Don't be afraid to jump in and help others as they may be to shocked or shy to ask. Don't be afraid (or shy - or proud) to ask for help yourself. It's important to eat, rest, and take care of yourself.

Our prayers are with you!!
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Old 17th December 2010, 03:16 PM   #8
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...... Put them up on Ebay as "slightly soiled" .

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There is no way out, but moving forward, so might as well put up a smile

If you need anything to get your DIY audio hobby up to speed again, let me know.

....well anything besides tubes that is...I never understood why tubes are needed


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....well anything besides tubes that is...I never understood why tubes are needed

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Tube circuits are very resistant to EMP (Electro-Magnetic-Pulse), can be made to be rather "romantic" looking, and can serve as both a room heater and with a grill keep the food/coffee/tea/saki warm.

They are pretty good at removing fingerprints on your hands - I've had several sets removed from time to time!!!
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