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On 1/15/2015 11:17 PM, bob haller wrote:

The OP wanted an occasional use flashlight (torch) to see if there's water in the crawl space under the house. Yes, the free one would have done fine.
I sense a hidden agenda on the OP part. Wanted the "kewl" factor. - . Christopher A. Young learn more about Jesus . www.lds.org . .
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For years I had occasional use for a flashlight. Make that decades. I've bought several LED ones.
Then I bought a cheap Rayovac headlamp, and this Christmas got an upgrade to the Petzl Tikka.
Now I don't have the "occasional use". These are so useful I grab them constantly. (of course aging eyes that need more light may have something to do with it)
Once you try a headlamp you'll wonder why it took you so long to figure it out.
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On 01/16/2015 11:06 AM, TimR wrote:

Been thinking of that for something else. You have a favorite? Prefer AA bats for such things.
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On 1/16/2015 4:34 PM, Todd wrote:

Harbor Freight has a strap on headlamp that takes two AA cells. If you pull the bulb out, and remove the reflector, you can use a LED module for Mini Mag lights. Gives you excellent light, AA batteries, and costs bout ten bucks.
They are a real brain scramble to use with bifocal glasses DAMHIKT.
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On 01/16/2015 02:32 PM, Stormin Mormon wrote:

Cool. No harbor freights in my area. Rats. Got Amazon, Home Depot, Wally World
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On 1/16/2015 6:00 PM, Todd wrote:

HF sells online, but they do have a handling fee. HD and Walmart do have strap on head lamps, but using AAA cells. Might haver others that I'd not noticed.
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I was buying harbor freight well before here was a store here.
Greg
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On Friday, January 16, 2015 at 4:34:14 PM UTC-5, Todd wrote:

I'm far from being an expert.
I did some research on candlepower forums, those guys are specialists, but also they favor some headlamps I can't afford, like the $300 ones the caver s use.
Their advice was that most of us need flood not spot.
I bought the $12 rayovac at Home Depot and used it for at least a year. I saw what they meant, it is a spot and that meant it was less than optimal f or some jobs. It had a low setting at 35 lumens and a high at 100, I never needed the high. It was great for under the sink, under the car hood, pic king up dog poop, getting to the dark spots in the back yard, etc.
My family got me the Petzl Tikka for Christmas, which is the brand you alwa ys see on National Geographic or Science channel stories. It has 5 levels of brightness and is regulated, meaning some kind of electronic control ove r current flow so you get a steadier light or something. Again I only need the lower two levels and so battery life is awesome. And candlepower was right about flood, for what I do that turns out to be much better. I don't know what it cost, I'm afraid to ask, but I'm guessing $30 or so.
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On 1/16/2015 5:03 AM, Stormin Mormon wrote:

I'd assumed he wanted to check the crawlspace for water. If all you want is to open the hatch, peer down the hole and look for water, you don't need much of a light.
If I want to look to see if there's water under the kitchen 60 feet away beyond three furnace ducts, I need a very bright spotlight with a very narrow beam.
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On 01/16/2015 12:00 PM, mike wrote:

Bingo!
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On 1/16/2015 4:33 PM, Todd wrote:

Said that first time!
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On 1/16/2015 4:33 PM, Todd wrote:

My camping LED light from walmart, tried it outdoors one night. Shined it into a tree, it is plenty focus and bright enough that I could have seen a racoon up there. But they were dead, laying next to the baby seals.
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On 01/16/2015 02:30 PM, Stormin Mormon wrote:

Really! Why doesn't anyone ever believe me?!
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On 1/16/2015 6:02 PM, Todd wrote:

Your place this time. The Bishop stopped by and asked about the beer bottles. I assured him it was just batter for the baby seals that drunken Eskimo gave us. He didn't believe me.
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On 01/16/2015 03:19 PM, Stormin Mormon wrote:

:-)
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On 01/16/2015 03:19 PM, Stormin Mormon wrote:

Hi Stormin,
Sorry for the delay. I was busy carving the initials CAY in my seal bat. (If they confiscate my bat, I can always use my new flashlight. Blind them and SMACK 'em!)
Make sure and keep the beer bottles around. If you clean them up and especially if he smells Brigham Tea in the air, he will know just exactly which rascally gentile you have been hanging around with. And like all good Bishops, he will be "disappointed" in you.
If you keep him busy, I will sneak out and stick a couple of bumper stickers on his rear bumper: one says "Obama/Biden" and the other says "I brake for Unicorns". Oh the humanity!
-T
Oh yes, I know about the freezer full of unicorn meat too. My lips a sealed.
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On 1/17/2015 10:11 PM, Todd wrote:

I just run over the unicorn with my truck, honest! Now, don't get me in trouble over that, will you? Same way I ran over the baby seals, the spotted owl, and the Alaskan Condors.
And it was just an accident, I was testing my 10 LED light from Walmart when that drunken hunter shot that 4 pointer buck the other night with the long range rifle. I only know him a little bit, from the bowling league. Just coincidence. Nothing to blame for, don't hold it against me.
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On 01/18/2015 04:58 AM, Stormin Mormon wrote:

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On 1/19/2015 1:40 AM, Todd wrote:

Did you ever determine if you had water in your crawl space? Enquiring minds want to know.
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On 01/19/2015 05:30 AM, Stormin Mormon wrote:

Hi Stormin',
On Tuesday, the plumber proclaimed it dry. On Saturday the water removal guy removed the old visqueen and declared no more leaks. On Saturday, the water removal guy, put down lime and new visqueen and declared everything fixed.
This Saturday, I will test my new mega blaster flashlight down the crawl space and see what I see. My plan is to check once a week for a while.
You know, you never really realize how much you rely on your plumbing, until it doesn't work.
You got to get one of these mammoth flashlights to fill out your collection! They are BIG, they are HEAVY, they are BLINDING, they are AWESOME!
-T
House and neighborhood smells much, much better now.
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