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    Re: To all the Vet's, THANK YOU!!!!

    Before Nam and thanks.
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    Re: PROPANE TANK OWNERSHIP

    Buried tanks are constructed to be buried and the purpose is to keep the gas pressure up to a usable pressure in colder climates.
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    Re: Your thoughts on my basement plans

    Eddie, my complete house HVAC supply ducts are PVC under slab. Return in attic. That's how it's cooled and heated for less with a 2.5 ton unit that's 32 years old and that's why my basement is inset...
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    Re: Your thoughts on my basement plans

    Check with your concrete supplier for vertical distance a pour can be dropped without separation and I'm sure a vibrator will be recommended with a qualified operator.
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    Re: Your thoughts on my basement plans

    Our finished basement / game room / storm shelter is 14x20 with walls inset from the exterior building line as follows. E wall about 20ft., W wall about 35 ft., N wall 3 ft. and S wall 5 ft. Egress...
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    Re: Thumb in the table saw. Warning - pictures

    If you'll make two, one of each method, I believe you'll quickly see why the heel is always glued on rather than cutting out.

    But of course if you need one immediately by all means cut it out...
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    Re: Thumb in the table saw. Warning - pictures

    If you'll make two, one of each method, I believe you'll quickly see why the heel is always glued on rather than cutting out.

    But of course if you need one immediately by all means cut it out...
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    Re: Thumb in the table saw. Warning - pictures

    As you realize you are very fortunate to still have the most of your full thumb so please build yourself at least one of these push shoes and use normal operating procedures.

    To make construction...
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    Re: Mesquite Growing on Dam - other places

    Yes it does and that's why nature lines the banks of streams and rivers with trees.
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    Re: Water Pump for Portable Water Tank

    When there isn't enough moisture to germinate seed a common farming practice is to " dust it in " shallow and wait on the rain.
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    Re: Engine Shutdown Systems

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    Exactly, and it seems a spring loaded toggle would be just the thing for a start bypass.
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    Re: Water Pump for Portable Water Tank

    You may want to just consider the dusty drive with the 55 gallon drum if my calculations of 1" of water on a food plot as small as 1 acre are correct because it is telling me it will take about...
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    Re: Water Pump for Portable Water Tank

    Have you considered the 2" bung flowing into a 8' boom of 1-1/2" or 2" pvc with about 20 1/4" holes. You may be surprised how fast that 50 gallons disappears.
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    Re: Water Pump for Portable Water Tank

    Longer boom and larger holes. But when one wants to pump he must pump.
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    Re: Water Pump for Portable Water Tank

    For your drive way a watering boom similar to what is described in reply #11 will work better than a pump system.
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    Re: Time to check to be safe

    That's one disadvantage of ours. It will not be lit with a match. It requires my Honda 2000i with a clean sine wave or some such thing.

    I had a appliance repairman tell me on a forum any gas...
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    Re: Time to check to be safe

    One feature I like about a gas stove we bought 4 or 5 years ago is both the cook top burners and oven can be locked out with the touch of a button. With front controls that operate with a feather...
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    Re: Gas heater recommendation?

    Thermostat controlled convection gas heaters with a thermopile still operate during power outages. No electricity required for operation. I have a wall heater in my basement that heats the house if...
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    Re: Time to check to be safe

    If you've had certain roof repair or a re- roof and have a gas water heater or furnace check the flue connection. We're fortunate my daughter and son inlaw are alive. Roof contractors are high...
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    Re: Your IRA Provider

    Or anywhere else, especially over the past 7 years.
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    Re: Engine Shutdown Systems

    The question was KISS. Can you answer the question about water and oil temperature shutdowns?
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    Engine Shutdown Systems

    http://www.tractorbynet.com/forums/john-deere-owning-operating/346702-engine-overheated-2510-a.html

    Reading this post prompts the question : Has there been any improvement made in shut down...
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    Re: Miter saws

    No plans, just built it. One thing I like about it but didn't realize it until after I begin using it is the area on the back side of the fence to lay cut off pieces, tape measure, yard stick or...
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    Re: Help needed on HVAC duct and moisture

    Already mentioned, dew point temperature was reached because of the leaks and caused the moisture problem. Here is an example. If the temperature under the house is 88 with a relative humidity of...
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    Re: Help needed on HVAC duct and moisture

    I suspect there was an air leak at the round to rectangle junction because that area wasn't sealed properly.

    Vapor barrier should go to the warm moist air side of the insulation which is the...
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    Re: Miter saws

    Which ever saw you purchase build it a portable table with a half sheet of 3/4" plywood. You'll be glad you did. This one is better than any purchased stand ever built. To use lay it across a...
  27. Re: Who's got the best meat processing set up?

    For birds you'll need some killing funnels.
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    Gate Hinge

    Anyone ever use this type of gate hinge?
  29. Re: Need Help - How to drill out a hard bolt?

    Your drilling was hindered and the bit suffered by the lack of cutting oil
  30. Re: Do you adjust/level your mower deck every year?

    Checks cutting edge height in any blade position, L to R or F to B. No numbers to record or attempt to remember.
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    Re: Dealing with Low City Water Volume

    Does your brother's house have a similar flow problem?
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    Re: Best way to Vent storage tank?

    Vent the cap by drilling and tapping 1/4" pipe threads.
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    Re: Best way to Vent storage tank?

    A common vent is a pipe bushing xx ( bung size ) x 1/4" bushing with a 1/4" pipe to compression tubing fitting with the copper tubing riser bent 180 or 2 90 bends. Works for indoors or outdoors.
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    Re: Hours working with a tractor

    If you use 35-40 MPH for an average auto speed x tractor hours you'll have a fairly close number.
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    Re: Your IRA Provider

    If my IRA money was drawing a percent 2-3 times inflation of the past 6-8 years I'd be a millionaire.

    So what is the realistic ( net after fees ) percent our investments should be averaging ?
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    Your IRA Provider

    Have you ever fired your IRA provider. Reasons Ok, company names please withhold.
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    Re: Pole barn question

    Treated lumber is for a insect ( termite ) deterrent not rot. If a rot proof product for wood was manufactured the EPA would shut that down in a heartbeat.

    That above grade will last a long time...
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    Re: I need a mower jack

    For an authentic shade tree approach this works for any mower and there isn't a storage problem with another piece of bulky equipment in the way the remainder of your life.
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    Re: Critters captured on camera

    Argiope Aurantia
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    Re: Grain auger for mud

    If the grain auger doesn't work I'm sure one of these concrete pumps will.
  41. Re: well-what-happened-all-gold hoarders VOL 2

    I could have bought gold @ $36.00 but all I had for collateral was a wife, 3 kids and a 70 Impala and the loan Co. not only said no but **** no.
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    Re: Propane Prices

    http://www.eia.gov/dnav/pet/hist/LeafHandler.ashx?n=PET&s=EER_EPLLPA_PF4_Y44MB_DPG&f=D
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    Re: Butcher pigs - remove hair- torch?

    My dad scalded and scraped the hair because of economic conditions. Everything was used, not wasted as we know it today. Head cheese was popular to consume and other parts were used for Lye soap...
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    Re: Fencing, to dig or to drive post?

    More true words were never spoken about trees. People let trees dictate their lives. I know where there is a pole barn where trees were allowed to dictate. Now get this person's thinking, and he...
  45. Re: What's the secret to drilling through 1/4" angle iron?

    A pilot hole should be smaller than the distance across the web of the next size bit. A pilot hole for a 1/4" bit would be a waste of time and resources. Apply cutting oil not lube oil. Water...
  46. Re: What's the secret to drilling through 1/4" angle iron?

    Read reply #11 again. One of the few that has much value. Recommended RPM for mild steel. CS ( cutting speed ) x 4 divided by the diameter. 90 x 4 * 0.250"
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    Ultrasonic Cleaners

    Looking for advise from anyone presently using an Ultrasonic Cleaner to clean carburetor parts etc., their recommendations and cleaning solutions that work for industrial type parts.

    The last I...
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    Re: Fencing, to dig or to drive post?

    A 4" wood is set every fifth post. There is millions of miles of 5 strand barbed wire fence successfully built that way.
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    Re: Fencing, to dig or to drive post?

    T- Iron post were invented long time ago to solve all the above post driving problems.
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    Re: Tomato cages--what do you use?

    Use concrete wire cages. Cut in half to stack for storage and cut with fence pliers.
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    Re: Had to redeck my trailer

    Treat the end grain, bolt holes and any area that touches metal with torched on paraffin.
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    Re: How would you guys drop this tree?

    With typical felling cuts so unpredictable on a tree of that condition, snatch block it your preferred direction and you'll be pulling from the opposite direction and as far away as your rope is...
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    Re: Any M1 Garand experts here?

    I would have gladly given you all 11 pounds of mine in 1959. Brown Eisenhower boots too.
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    Re: Chigger Season

    Ft. Hood TX, 1959, for chiggers, worst place on earth to be in the field.
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    Propane Prices

    Texas gulf coast Mont Belview wholesale is 0.354 cents. How much are you paying?

    http://www.eia.gov/dnav/pet/hist/LeafHandler.ashx?n=PET&s=EER_EPLLPA_PF4_Y44MB_DPG&f=D
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    Re: fill - er - up

    Wholesale propane 0.34 cents / gallon. Wholesale gasoline, that seems to be top secret.
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    Ballast Re: Two valve stems per tire

    With 2 stems gravity has always worked well.
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    Re: Best chain lengths?

    You would also like a 3-4 footer with or without hooks for pulling saplings and stumps.
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    Re: Best chain lengths?

    If you can tie an improved clove hitch knot the extra length isn't a problem but is there when you need it and only 1 chain is needed.
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    fill - er - up

    The last time wholesale propane was $0.34 was in 2002 .
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    Re: Warning to dog owners

    Would you name your deaf child for any reason other than being required on a birth certificate? Sure you would for communication purposes with other family members.
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    Re: Drill Bits - Need some help and advice

    That's one of the better videos available but there is one thing I would change just a smidgen.

    The included angle of 118 seemed to be very important but to me it isn't if the lips are the same...
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    Re: Back Hoe Storage

    The manufacturer is concerned with rust so any anti rust preservative coating will be fine, gun grease, oil or a purchased aerosol preservative. Any dust that collects on the preservative is just...
  64. Re: Water Service Line Connected to Well - Questions

    With a pitless adapter you could move all of that to the well house except the casing.

    For better flow purchase long radius ELLs.
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    Re: tire gauge

    I've found the TPMS on the autos are a decent method of checking gauge accuracy. At least good enough for tires of that volume.
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    Re: Indoor Humidity in the Winter

    And even west TX can vary to the most extreme. In summer a RH reading of 6-10 percent at Dalhart TX is common. Not all that different from Death Valley.

    The RH in different areas of the U.S. can...
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    Re: Indoor Humidity in the Winter

    Using this calculator the relative humidity can be calculated if the room temperature and dew point temperatures are known. Dew point temperature at the glass surface will of course be when...
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    Re: Ethanol in Autos

    There is no correlation between the outside of a gas tank and the interior of a gas tank whether it be steel, plastic or rubber. Dew point is a product of air temperature and moisture content of...
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    Re: Wind Generators ?

    You always have the choice to follow my foot steps.
  70. Thread: Easy outs

    by SandburRanch
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    Re: Easy outs

    Aluminum is sticky but for the best easy out success two adjustable wrenches 180 apart works about 99 % better than one wrench. Grind flats on the EO to accommodate the second wrench. That just may...
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    Re: house pad moisture content question?

    Yes, there is a simple way to determine moisture content of most materials that will contain moisture, whether it be sand, dirt, wood or other. For soil structure you can do that test yourself also....
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    Re: symbols

    It was 18F yesterday and we were hoping the temperature will climb a 100% in a couple of days. We would rather not be below 32F for any length of time.
  73. Thread: symbols

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    Re: symbols

    I'll duplicate the following information later with some numbers and common symbols to test how the site interprets them. These will not be copied from anywhere but come from my old hunt and peck...
  74. Thread: symbols

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    Re: symbols

    None of that corrects the problem. What I copied from an earlier post contained an i with two dots above the i. When I pasted it to this op we get the e as it appears. So it's looking as if we...
  75. Thread: symbols

    by SandburRanch
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    symbols

    can someone explain what these symbols are and why they appear in the text?
    ***************************************************************
    1鐔 3鐔
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    Re: Water Well Connections - Best Methods

    I was fortunate to have better hearing 30 years ago and heard the coupling crack after hand tightening down in the trench and 2 short strokes with a pipe wrench. No guarantees with the hearing today.
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    Re: Water Well Connections - Best Methods

    For future access, every above ground ell you consider install a T and plug the unused opening to possibly be used in the future. Build your own manifold if parts are available. A word of caution...
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    Re: Willys - Year ??

    While on the subject and just for fun try its bigger red brother. Maybe it's a 1 ton. I have no other information other than the pictures. They appeared on an auction bill and no other information...
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    Willys - Year ??

    Any guesses as to the year of manufacturer. Old enough to have a fresh air vent but new enough to have wipers. If I was younger I'd love to have it to restore. All it would need is a blade and added...
  80. Re: 2004 Chevy Truck Starter Not Starting (sometimes)

    Before spending money on a starter like I did once, try a different battery. I had a battery that would intermittently loose connection internally. All attempts of jumping from another vehicle...
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    Re: CK35 Temp Gauge Not Moving

    Without a high temperature safety shutdown or a very good ( loud ) audible warning system, that's a good way to scald an engine. I advise fixing the thermostat so it works correctly for the safety...
  82. Re: Time For A New Kitchen Faucet. Recommendations?

    Operational problems can be mostly solved for a long time ( hard water included ) by dis assembly and applying a liberal coating of water proof plumber's grease on any moving parts ( and their mating...
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    Re: sway chains.. What have I got wrong?i

    I used a word I shouldn't have. STOP the sway. I should have said to reduce the sway to the correct amount and that can be adjusted with the x chains.
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    Re: sway chains.. What have I got wrong?i

    The geometry of those chains will never stop the sway. Switch locations of the clevises and x the chains.
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    Re: What flashight do you recommend?

    I've found this one to be handier than a head lamp. They are on sale most of the time for $1.49 but I found some slightly shorter and aluminum recently for $0.99. As soon as I find time to velcro...
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    Re: storm shelters

    An old thread with chicken little, the sky is falling answers to his question.
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    Re: Lugging Engine

    Or when it's within 99 percent of its upper limit and won't respond to more throttle.
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    Re: storm shelters

    Woody ask about landscaping / interior. I'm wondering where he got any ideas and how it looks now.
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    Re: Lugging Engine

    Lugging is when the engine RPM won't respond to more throttle.
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    Re: Any coyote hunters

    I had to get up yesterday morning at 2:30 to calm my resident coyotes down just outside my bedroom window. Dam things sounded like 2 female soprano opera singers. Maybe I'm not too old to hunt them...
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    Re: Penetrating fluid

    Try pressing a sledge hammer tight against one side and popping the opposite side a sharp blow with another hammer ( like a 3 lb. ). Sometimes this will momentarily distort the cylinder out of...
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    Re: Propane tank gauges

    Is the valve on both tanks open? Can easily be overlooked. Lightly tap on the gauges with your pocket knife to see if the gauge bounces back to the original position. Are the 2 tanks the same...
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    Re: What's for supper???

    My son that cooks these on his 50 year old PK grill calls them flame kissed.
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    Re: Couple of bird pics.

    Nice pics. Are the mt. thrush perched with head up because of rain?
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    Re: Question for you experts.

    Have the battery load tested. If it tests ok then check/clean the terminals if the problem persists.
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    Re: Flashlight Batteries that leak/corrode?

    I haven't had much of a problem since the Raovac and Everyready days. If it doesn't say Duracell I don't buy it. That equipment that comes with other cheeeeep brands gets a fresh start with...
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    Re: Redecking bridge

    Check with your county road maintenance department. Sometimes they replace bridge flooring lumber that's still plenty good for your use. I bought 90 2-1/2" x 3-1/2" x 16 ft. creosote nearly 40...
  98. Re: MY local fire department has STUPID policies.....

    You wanna do WHAT? Burn those rabbits house down? :laughing:
  99. Re: Anyone know how to prune a too tall cedar/Arborvitae?

    I have so many Eastern Red Cedars to choose from they get replaced when approaching 5' and become more of an aggravation to keep shaped as a shrub. Besides, they aren't even recommended near a...
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    Re: Planting a Garden in an old Dog Run??

    Check with your county extension service. They may have the information you need or have a connection with those people that would have accurate information.
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