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    Re: The kitchen appliance that will not die.

    Maybe different tank sizes? This one is a 5 gallon propane. 5 gallon if filled by folks you know - 4.something low if picked up at a tank exchange.
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    Re: Are You Ready For Some... Football?

    Quite the finish. Even the OT was intense.
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    Re: The kitchen appliance that will not die.

    Nope. Was probably closer to 5 months & just me living there.

    The burner is about 1/2" diameter & burns low - so not much heat output. I will say that putting in a load of groceries would raise...
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    Re: as seen in the az high desert

    Awesome indeed! A friend who worked @ JPL had a TShirt that said "As a matter of fact, I am a rocket scientist"
  5. Re: Clever idea how to flush a small outboard engine

    Ya could, but with an older 2 stroke it'll get some oil in it - which you don't want on the decks etc. Yes, you could wash it with soap, but this'd tuck in nicely next to the gas can & oil.
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    Re: The kitchen appliance that will not die.

    My brother had a Consul propane fridge - would be 15 YO now. Probably had 1/3 the insulation the old Serval has: the sides on the Servel are 3" thick & even thicker around the (manual defrost)...
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    Re: The kitchen appliance that will not die.

    At my old place I had a 1940's vintage Servel gas fridge. I put a new burner with thermocouple in it (for safety - the old one still worked) but the new owners are still using it. Amazing how...
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    Re: The kitchen appliance that will not die.

    Check Dire Straits. They're somehow connected to money for nothing & chicks for free.
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    Re: Pentagon audit failures

    Huh? I get you might not keep track of the blown up stuff, but the tools used to do it? You think a mining or quarry company could last long this way? They blow stuff up too. I don't get how...
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    Re: Modern cars are way too complicated.

    That's a good buy assuming a good interior. Be 10k or more around here - though not at this time of the year.
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    Re: Modern cars are way too complicated.

    My 1980 Fiat does have electronic ignition (& it's WAY better!) & only half the HP you want, but otherwise - just as you described. OK - the radio I put in it isn't BlueTooth - but that's $300 to...
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    Re: Pentagon audit failures

    You've got to be kidding. How'd you feel about having stock in a company that couldn't account for over half its inventory? Why should the gov't get a pass on our money?
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    Re: some motorbikes. . .

    The screen seems to be getting a bit blurry for some reason. Good onya & glad to hear you got help from Jake. Well done sir.

    A friend put together an S&S in his Superglide & he said his first...
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    Re: some motorbikes. . .

    That's a nice looking Harley!
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    Re: Modern cars are way too complicated.

    If you can figure out the guts of the systems. The mfr's are unlikely to share info on proprietary confusers, etc.

    One guy who did figure an item out: ABS controllers on most European cars are...
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    Re: Pentagon audit failures

    Years back I had a conversation with the brother-in-law of a friend who, at the time, was a colonel working @ the pentagon. Turns out he was the #3 or 4 guy in purchasing. So - being my ever bashful...
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    Re: Photo a Day 365 X 12/2022….

    I get it. I just wish it fell everywhere but the driveway...
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    Re: Modern cars are way too complicated.

    Yep. They aren't used often, as use of them automatically creates an opening in the other lane - so you can turn it on & swerve into the next lane without looking. Note that this style is standard...
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    Re: Photo a Day 365 X 12/2022….

    or Ferry Nice as the case may be...

    Sorry, I couldn't help myself.
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    Re: Modern cars are way too complicated.

    That must be a newer audi feature. Both our 10 & 14 require a button push. I bet the dealer can turn that off.

    You can do it yourself:

    https://www.audibrookline.com/audi-advanced-key.htm
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    Re: all things World Cup 2022 thread

    Don't the feet have to go in the mouth?
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    Re: Photo a Day 365 X 12/2022….

    Who is this "we"?
  23. Thread: Trump is Toast

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    Re: Trump is Toast

    This court? How on earth do you make any predictions about what it might do?
  24. Thread: C-19 booster #3

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    Re: C-19 booster #3

    I got my 5th a month or so ago & combined it with a flu shot. None of the others bothered me a bit, but this one - maybe because I combined the 2 - kicked me in the butt big time. By the 3rd day I...
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    Re: Modern cars are way too complicated.

    While the Audi stopping the wipers when stopped is annoying, they have the only rain sensor wipers that actually work. I keep mine on the lowest auto setting & hardly ever move it - it speeds up as...
  26. Thread: Trump is Toast

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    Re: Trump is Toast

    Eventually - but not too soon. Trump will appeal up to the SCOTUS - which will take forever.
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    Sticky: Re: Jamie Johnston (S.V. Airlie) is in the hospital.

    When on a web page, hold down the CTRL key & press the + key. Each time you do it, the print gets a little bigger (though pictures sometimes don't). CTRL and - make it smaller.

    Even works here...
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    Re: a well laid deck

    Asking for a friend: Is that the best phrasing to use in a thread with this title?
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    Re: Flash rust prevention

    If you're painting - why not just use Rustoleum? 15 or so years ago I painted a rusty dump truck body with it (pressure washed, let dry, painted it) & 5 years later it still looked great.

    Rich...
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    Re: a well laid deck

    I think I'd want some cushions...
  31. Thread: talk about pigs

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    Re: talk about pigs

    A friend fed his pig with day-old (more like week-old) bread he got for free. He called him "WonderPig".

    I wonder if that's why the Green Acres pig was named "Arnold"?
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    Re: talk about pigs

    Nice - that should make 'em happy. I raised all mine with a friend & we had a pen that covered 2 counties. Well, it was roughly 25x50 or so, but the county/town line went through the middle of it....
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    Re: Odd plumbing problem

    Not until they wear out. Spring loaded so air only goes in, not out.
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    Re: talk about pigs

    Funny clip Paul, but I gotta say that, given enough space (enough to treat them humanely) pigs are probably the cleanest barnyard animal. Cows, sheep, etc. will drop a load wherever they are - even...
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    Re: talk about pigs

    No expert, but I've had pigs for 5 years - though non-consecutive. As said, younger ones are best/friendliest. Give them plenty of room - they are very clean animals & will set up the outhouse as...
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    Re: Odd plumbing problem

    I was wondering how many hours of cleaning was done before taking the pic!

    A studor vent may well deal with it, but I too have to wonder what changed.
  37. Thread: Memes and…

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    Re: Memes and…

    Good to see the footprints!
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    Re: Favorite Music: take flight and win

    Not everyone's a Roxy Music fan, but this is a beautiful song IMO. Maybe I posted it a ways back? If so - too bad, here it is again... :)
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  39. Re: Christine McVie, of Fleetwood Mac, Is Dead at 79

    Spare me a little of your love. Written by her for the original FM - before Buckingham/Nicks took it over. Christie will be missed for sure!

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HiGEEHtumDM

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    Re: Really bad Joke of the Day

    Only if you're square...
  41. Re: Maybe Matt Gaetz isn't out of the woods yet. Greenberg pre-sentencing

    Not to Reps in Florida - they love him.
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    Re: extending the sailing season

    Back when mere mortals could afford to belong to a yacht club, my dad did a winter frostbiting series in Dyer Dhows (9' dinghy). At the end of the season, he said "OK, now I can say I've done it." ...
  43. Re: Maybe Matt Gaetz isn't out of the woods yet. Greenberg pre-sentencing

    I bet Desantis being convicted of a sex crime would make him even more popular amongst the Rep. base.
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    Re: extending the sailing season

    I guess I'm just a wuss. I find nothing whatsoever fun in sailing in cold weather. Cold & wet make a lousy combo - though 50F & sunny on a beautiful October day is just fine.
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    Re: Any truck drivers here?

    I disagree on it not giving one a middle class life. It can - though certainly not upper middle. Once one has a few years experience, 80K is possible nowadays. However, the best paying jobs...
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    Re: Really bad Joke of the Day

    Sure - they had to obfuscate the reality by adding "porter". Different times... ;)
  47. Re: Automobile troll: You guys are all about BMW, Porsche, Corvette, etc.

    Minimalism at it's best... ;)
  48. Thread: Memes and…

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    Re: Memes and…

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  49. Thread: Trump is Toast

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    Re: Trump is Toast

    IMO, it was less HRC herself than the arrogance of the DNC & their ignoring rural voters. In addition, the Reps had done a masterful job of character assassination. Heck, in the 60's she would've...
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    Re: Some Favourite Songs ---

    I missed this thread when it first appeared.

    Not only did I see the Sons of Champlin a couple of times in '72 or so, but a # of them came to a party at our house in Fayetteville, AR & ended up...
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