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    Frustrating but simple problem

    As for the WD-40 cans, consider repressurizing them by forcing air into them with an air compressor. Be careful and wear eye protection.
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    Groan part quatre

    Nose hit!
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    Westinghouse Generator Model No: WGen9500DF review

    I wonder if having so many loads on the genny absorbs most of all of the harmonics that would otherwise damage electronics. Another thought - perhaps not all "dirty"generators put out the same kind of harmonics. Some might just have a lot of phase jitter, for instance, that may not necessarily...
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    Latest grab by auto manufactures

    As for the maps with/without GPS or cell reception issue - I have Here Maps now (Here WeGo) loaded on my Android, and due to large SD card I have the entire United States and Canada maps downloaded. On a trip to Calgary, with absulutely no cellular reception available, I was able to navigate...
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    Westinghouse Generator Model No: WGen9500DF review

    I have a Champion Model 100520 Open Frame Inverter generator, 7000W continuous / 8750 starting watts (surge) <5% THD I patch it into the 240V house wiring via the 30A Locking (NEMA L14-30R) with an appropriate extension cord. Runs the well, several refrigerators and a few electronics, including...
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    Westinghouse Generator Model No: WGen9500DF review

    I'm also affected by the frequent and sometimes long outages here in the Sierra foothills. Generator is needed for well water and to prevent food spoilage. I made sure to get one with clean (<5% THD) output to protect all the electronic devices that run off it. Higher distortion power can...
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    Groan part quatre

    Arghhh on, folks.
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    Groan part quatre

    Perhaps if one double-parked...
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    Groan part quatre

    He must be very horny!
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    Latest grab by auto manufactures

    Every time I hear about these new car remote control / ownership "features", my '86 3WD Vanagon Synchro Westy becomes more valuable to me. Can't turn the heater seats off remotely, does not have any. But it will take me dang near anywhere and give me good bed when I get there.
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    ham radio or short wave?

    If you are looking for a receiver, no transmitter, consider the Sangean ATS-909X2. I have an earlier version of this, the ATS-909X. It receives Shortwave, AM, FM and Longwave. Very high sound quality, runs off an AC adapter or the included Eneloop rechargeables. When plugged in, it recharges...
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    What are you OCD about?

    OCD itself! The letters are OUT OF ORDER! It should be CDO. There, fixed it. ;)
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    LEATHERMAN tools

    I'll second /pine on the Squirt P4. Fits in the watch pocket of my jeans, can take it everywhere except on an airplane. The small screwdriver is so useful, even good for screws on eyeglasses. The pliers are very handy but fragile. To bad Leatherman quit making them. The PS4 does not have the...
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    Groan part quatre

    That tops what my son did with his first Golf. He merely swapped the engine into the rear of the Golf, making it rear-wheel drive. Later he got bored with that and swapped it all back into the front. He was also responsible for the lack of VR6 engines in the local junkyards. He'd install...
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    Groan part quatre

    When found, the perp is going to be in big treble!
 
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