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    Groan part quatre

    I have heard most of these while flying on Southwest Airlines.
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    Yesterday. Would you buy and EV?

    Our local taxi company had a fleet of Prius vehicles. They didn't trade them in until they had between 400K-450K miles on them. Reported no battery issues with any of them.
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    Today, would you buy an EV vehicle.

    I don't have a Bolt, but based on your comment about the Bolt, I started researching them. They do make a compelling argument for an around town grocery getter rather than taking my 12mpg truck. Now I just need to find one to test drive.
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    Today, would you buy an EV vehicle.

    - Battery recycling- Both Tesla and VW have come up with methods to recycle the lithium batteries in their cars. I don't know about Tesla, but VW is saying they can get at least 95% of the materials back from the battery to be reused. - Two years ago I read a report that looked at the...
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    Today, would you buy an EV vehicle.

    That is because it is more dangerous than a two-stroke because of that torque you mentioned. Look and try to find chain saw chaps that are rated for an electric chain saw. Most chaps on them now state NOT rated for an electric chain saw. There are only 2, maybe 3, chaps that are electric...
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    Today, would you buy an EV vehicle.

    The grid problem will become your problem, unless you are off the grid, because the problem is lack of power generating capacity, not distribution. New plants are 10+ years in the making. They just took a large nuclear plant offline in Michigan, not to be fired back up. What is it going to be...
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    Today, would you buy an EV vehicle.

    The electric grid can't handle going to 25% electric cars, some area's can't handle it now. Electric grid gets something like 78% of it's energy from fossil fuels. Not sure what we are really saving by buying EV's. Tailpipe emissions are lower, but still uses fossil fuels to recharge the...
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    Tractors and wood! Show your pics

    I tried using a similar bag once, won't happen again. I found it hard to load well and then it was a pain to empty it. The top had some flaps to cover over the opening and they just kept getting in the way.
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    Electric ZT

    You could always by a used electric mower, GE made the Elec-Trac in the 70's. You could get them with several different attachments. https://www.tractordata.com/lawn-tractors/000/3/4/348-general-electric-e12.html
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    The most dangerous trimming of the tree branch with a John Deere backhoe in my life..

    My neighbors were both in their mid 70's when I saw them do something similar. The wife was in the bucket trimming tree's up high and her husband was at the controls of their front loader. When I realized what they were doing, I walked away, I couldn't watch.
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    Mini split questions?

    Kinda hard to control my HVAC, or anything else, with Google or Alexa since I won't have either of them in my house. Nor will I have a "Ring" or "Blink" or any other 'cloud' system in my house.
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    Mini split questions?

    No phone app changing my T-stat. If I can change it, any hacker can change it. Not for me thank you, security on T-stats, garage doors etc is poor at best and generally no way to update the security in these devices.
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    Mini split questions?

    That price, $350-$400, is the price that I am seeing online for the MHK2 unit. Does there need to be a base unit wired to the air handler to communicate with the MHK2 unit? I asked my dealer and he quoted me $350 for the MHK2 unit, plus installation costs of $50. I am going to pass on the MHK2...
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    Mini split questions?

    I am about to have a Mitsubishi multi zone mini-split system put in my workshop/garage. There was no mention of the MHK1 or 2 thermostats. What is the list price for that add-on and what does that buy you? I have been using the handheld remote in my other Mitsubishi mini-split system for the...
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    Off-road tires for your car

    "Here... Hold my beer" comes to mind! :)
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    Starlink

    Everyone I have talked with has said their Verizon LTE unit has an ethernet port on it and they are surprised mine does not. I got mine in Dec and the only port is the USB-C port for charging it. I am wondering if cell companies are getting cheap like Starlink and pulling the ethernet ports from...
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    Starlink

    My Verizon LTE does not have a ethernet port jack on it, my range extender is a wireless WiFi repeater. I am seeing the same speeds if I am connected to the LTE pack or to my repeater/extender.
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    Starlink

    I have Verizon LTE at the moment, so I can't speak to T-mobiles service. The LTE only does 30+ down for speeds and like you commented, the range is only about 30 ft. I added a WiFi extender and it has had no effect on speeds and it covers my entire 2700 sqft house now. My WiFi extender uses a...
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    Back up Generators - finally looking.

    Yup, my Honda is super quiet, not sure how they do it. I park the unit about 20 ft from my bedroom window and I can't hear it running when I am sleeping. You are correct, only 7Kw, but that handles everything except my air compressor. It is push a button to automatically start the fuel injected...
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    Back up Generators - finally looking.

    One of my Maine neighbors has the noisy Kohler, the other a Generac, the other a cheap portable construction generator and I have a Honda inverter generator. My Honda is the quietest, followed by the Generac, then the portable generator and the Kohler is the loudest and drowns out all the other...
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    Back up Generators - finally looking.

    My step son was in a car accident and he is now confined to a wheel chair. He was using a portable generator for back up power but that is no longer an option for him. Wife wants to buy him a whole house standby generator and run it from the 500 gal propane tank that is there. I am still working...
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    Another form of identity theft.

    Which is why if the number calling is not in my contact list, I don't answer the call. I have my voicemail set to max number of rings before it picks up. If they don't leave a message, they don't get called back. It has taken some time using this system, my telemarking calls have dropped off to...
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    Starlink

    My understanding is that NONE of the ISP's have yet received any of the gov't subsidies. The new FCC commissioner has put it all on hold as he felt the initial subsidy awards were not done in a fair manor based on faulty data and they are all up for review.
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    My favorite Sanding Disks

    My wife worked in the paint dept of a large hardware store. They carried 4 brands of paints and they discovered if different employee's calibrated the paint machines, they got different results. So they had the same person calibrate all the machines each week on Sunday's, which was the slowest...
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    Starlink

    I think you will find the 50 Gigs/month on the hotspot is separate from the 25 Gigs on your phone. Just don't give your daughters access to the hotspot and keep the 50Gig to yourself.
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    Starlink

    Hmm, the local Verizon store I went to was a local owned store, it was not a Verizon owned store. It is part of a chain, but it is not a company store.
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    Starlink

    I tried to order the Verizon LTE Home online and it told me it was not available in my area. I went to my local Verizon store, they said sure no problem, signed me up and handed me the hot spot unit. I'm getting 30-35 down and 3-6 up, works for me. I would prefer to have 5G speeds, but there...
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    Starlink

    As I understand it there was some folks from NASA who lived in the area and NASA helped fund the install so the employees could have quality internet access at home. My house was previously owned by one of those NASA employees, but he wouldn't pay the bill to get from the street to the house...
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    Starlink

    Yes, fiber is 'on the street', that is the cost to trench and get fiber to my house, my driveway is 1/4 mile long. There are 11 homes on my 2 mile dead end street and only 3 that I know of have signed up for fiber service. We are rural enough that the folks at the local Verizon store don't...
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    Starlink

    I have V LTE HI and depending on plan depends on if data is unlimited or not. I had a choice of 20G, 60G, 100G or 200G of data, then after that speeds would be severely limited. Limited to the extent it is basically unusable. We are rural enough that 5G is not available and they don't expect it...
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    Starlink

    I checked out the Verizon LTE site, it also indicated no service available at my home. I went to the local Verizon store, they said, no problem. I got the service and am getting 32Mb/s down and 12Mb/s up. This is LTE service, there is no 5G service in my county, or the next county over.
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    Tractors and wood! Show your pics

    My neighbor is 93, been running tractors all his life. He told me when I first met him 15 years ago, he never needed to run loaded rear tires, never saw a reason to. Last tractor he bought 2 years ago was an 'off the lot' tractor that already had the tires loaded. It was the same size as his...
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    Starlink

    No email from Starlink, but I just checked my account and as of this morning it was showing MTL '21, this evening it is showing March '22.
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    Starlink

    The only port on my V LTE modem is for its power. I'm considering this unit, https://www.amazon.com/dp/B076ZHXK6J?tag=cb-052395-20 Should kill two birds with one stone, so to speak. If it doesn't cover the whole house, it has a port I can use to connect to a mesh system. Although I might have a...
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    Starlink

    Spent some time looking into a mesh system, so far all that I have seen require a WAN connection. My Verizon LTE box doesn't have an Ethernet port so I can't connect to the WAN port on the mesh system. Unless I am missing something.
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    Starlink

    Thanks for the WiFi repeater/extender suggestions. They look like what I need, I will look into those. They are cheap enough to try to see if they will do the job or not.
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    Starlink

    I thought about doing this, I have extra routers, but there is no Ethernet port on the Verizon LTE box that I have.
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    Starlink

    We don't have T-mobile here, I just picked up Verizon LTE Home Internet. If I am in the same room with the unit I get 35Mb/s down and 12Mb/s up, if I go to the farthest point in the house from the unit, I get 0.8Mb/s down and 0.3Mb/s up. Works good enough for us in 80% of the house. If I could...
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    Starlink

    Seems to me there was a post on reddit that power was reduced to the 50-60 watt range, but I can't find it right now. I believe the full PDF on the new dish included power rating. EDIT: Found the full PDF on the new dish. Power specs on the new rectangular dish are listed as being the same as...
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    Starlink

    I have fiber on my street, not to my house. Max speed to a residence is 100Mb down for $150/month. Install costs for buried fiber cable is about $8500... not happening. Same company will provide 2Gb download to business. :( My only other option is ViaSat... again, not happening. Come on...
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    Starlink

    I would love to get the Verizon LTE HI, I am using Verizon cell service, but the Verizon web page says that the LTE HI service is not available in my area?? Maybe it is time to go to the local Verizon store and see what they say. I need to do something before we move into our new home just...
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    Snow boots

    I played this game for a few years. Trying to find a combination of boots, coveralls, gloves and hats to keep my warm while cleaning snow in my open cab tractor. I finally spent the $$$ to get an aftermarket cab. https://www.covermytractor.com/products/products_list/tractor_cabs On a sunny day...
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    Just got my weekly "your car warranty is running out" solicitation call....

    I have read that robo calls only let the phone ring 4 times and then they hang up and try another number. If no response to that number after so many attempts they will consider the number a dead number and remove it from the list. If you answer, or the call goes to voicemail, then you are...
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    cell phone signal repeater

    Brandi, could you tell me more about the collapsible pole you are using.
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    Starlink

    I have found a fair number of library's in my area have the Kill-A-Watt meter that you can sign out for a week rather than buying your own. Might be worth checking into.
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    Starlink

    The launches were delayed due to them wanting to wait until the laser equipped satellites were ready. There was a launch on the Monday the 13th that included 51 laser equipped satellites. All future launches will include laser equipped satellites.
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    Starlink

    They make 'hangers' just for this purpose with a minimum radius to prevent damage to the FO cable.
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    Starlink

    What connectors did you use on the FO cable? What was the size of the conduit? I'm wondering what size conduit one would need to use with LC connectors.
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    Starlink

    Starlink had a successful launch of 51 satellites w/laser communication for Polar orbits on Monday. It will be a few months before they are online.
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    Starlink

    Have a look in reddit "HomeNetworking" I have seen some good ideas there. I need to get a connection between my shop and house, about 400 ft apart and no line of sight so I am looking at fibre optic as well.
 
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