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I'm Peter Reinhart! Ask Me Anything! Monday, February 15, 2016 7:00-8:00 pm EST

To kick off our AMA feature, we have invited author, chef and master bread maker and host of Pizza Quest, Peter Reinhart, to be our first host! Peter will be in the Forum on Monday, February 15th, from 7:00 - 8:00 pm EST. If you are unable to be online during the live session, you can post your questions in the sticky post. Peter will answer those questions during the live session on February 15th. You can view Peter's answers to your questions as well as what happened during the live session in the session thread.

Ask Me Anything New Forum Feature

You will notice a new forum at the top of the main page called, "Ask Me Anything". This forum will be used for live one hour "Ask Me Anything" (AMA) sessions hosted by people who are knowledgeable in different areas pertaining to wood fired ovens. How it works:
- Each AMA will have a "sticky" thread where the community can post questions they would like answered during the live session. This will allow everyone to participate even if you can't be online for the live session. These questions will not be answered by the host until the live AMA; if you need an answer quickly, you should post it in the appropriate Forum area for the community to respond.
- Another thread will be posted for the live AMA. Registered users who are logged in during the live session can interact with the host by asking questions and receiving responses.
- The live thread will remain in the AMA forum to view after the session.

We hope you enjoy this new feature! Please let us know if there is a topic that you'd like to have as an AMA and we'll look for a host!

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  • Car Talk

    For our members outside the U.S., Car Talk is a radio call-in program on NPR (National Public Radio, non-commercial radio), where two funny and very smart guys help people solve what's wrong with their car.

    I have to pass this one along. A family owned an older Porsche and they lived overlooking a canyon. One day that got home from work and the car had driven itself off the driveway and the car was perched on the cliff, about to fall into the canyon. No one had been home or touched the car.

    How did it happen?

    They took the car to a garage, and found that pack rats had nested under the hood and chewed just enough insulation off the two lines running from the starter; enough to actually start the car -- and it was in gear so it took off.

    Great story.

    We had mice nest in our washing machine once -- they totally ruined the electronic control panel eating wires.

    Last edited by james; 08-19-2008, 03:36 PM.
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    Re: Car Talk

    I can relate to that story,
    We had heaps of water running out from under the dishwasher some years ago. Pulled it out and found that mice (I even suspected rats but never found evidence of their presence inside the house) had eaten the bottoms out of the rubber disposal hose. It must have tasted wonderful.
    My other half had a cat that loved to catch rodents around the area, and bring them home to show off but they were still live and ready for play.

    Prevention is better than cure, - do it right the first time!

    The more I learn, the more I realise how little I know

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      Re: Car Talk

      Along this thread...

      I had a friend that lived up the hill. For months his wife kept telling him she smelled something strange in the garage. After a while she was telling him she could hear noises inside the wall. He ignored it for some time until he got pissed off. One night, He said, There is nothing in there, and to prove it he hit the sheet rock with a hammer. BUCKETS of mouse poop came pouring out. A few thousand dollars later - problem solved.

      James - I love Click and Clack, great program.
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