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    Air Compressor Selection

    <div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted by dlundblad</div><div class="ubbcode-body">I don't understand the difference between oil and oil free. You'd think an oiled compressor would be the best long term buy. Is one quieter than the other? I can see oil free...
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    Air Compressor Selection

    Honestly, an oil-less compressor will work just fine for the average DIY usage. I bought this 30 gallon Campbell Hausfeld oil-less compressor 15 years ago from a pawn shop. (IIRC I paid $75 for it) Build date on it is 2000, so it's 20 years old. I'v'e never had a single problem with it, still...
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    Urgent need security camera suggestions

    <div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted by Jim_Truett</div><div class="ubbcode-body"> I live on a 5 acre private lot out in the sticks and still would never consider leaving a transmitter for my garage door in the car, or programming Homelink in a vehicle that...
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    Please recommend cargo pants

    Duluth Trading pants are great. I wear them every day for work. I have several pairs of these, they're comfortable and very durable. They are a little on the expensive side, but they do have pretty good sales somewhat regularly. <a...
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    98 Expedition Rear Axle - Fluid and Modifyer

    <div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted by Fitz98</div><div class="ubbcode-body">Picked up parts from dealer. Regarding friction modifier, counter person said it doesn't hurt to add the 2nd bottle initially. I am just trying to figure if I was to need the 2nd...
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    Dumped four gallons of used oil on the garage floor

    I did this last time I changed the oil in my truck, except I didn't just spill used oil. I forgot to put the drain plug back in and dumped 4 gallons of Rotella T6 in, which went right out the bottom and overflowed my drain pan all over the floor. Obviously the one small bag of kitty litter I...
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    Walther P22 Q .22 LR Pistol

    I have the "Tactical" version. I think the only differences from the regular model are a threaded barrel and a fiberoptic front sight. Picked it up at a gun show about a year ago, it's been a nice little plinker. <img...
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    Anybody burn wood for heat? Advice please.

    Many times the wood may not be as "seasoned" as you think. This can have a big impact on the quality of your fire. Get yourself a moisture meter and test the moisture content of your wood. It should be less than 20%. Split some pieces of the wood you're burning in half and be sure to test...
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    6.0 powerstroke engine repairs

    I bought mine about a year and a half ago and I couldn't be happier with it. It's a 2007 King Ranch F-350. When I bought it, the engine was a fresh rebuild by a reputable local diesel shop that used all OEM Ford parts except for the ARP studs. I did just have to put injectors in it about a...
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    Bike racks

    Bike geometry has changed a lot in recent years, so those old school racks where the bike hangs by the frame don't work very well anymore. That's why the "tray style" racks that carry the bikes by the wheels have become popular. Of course, they're also much more expensive. This is what I'm...
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    15 Year/500,000 Mile Warranty???

    When you figure how much you'll spend having all the recommended maintenance done at their dealership, they'll likely still be ahead even if they do have to replace an engine or transmission at some point. Of course, if the time ever does come that you need to use the warranty, they will...
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    2014 Polaris sportsman 570 with 0w40 oil?

    I can't imagine the Schaeffer's would be much if any cheaper than the Polaris oil, but I certainly wouldn't hesitate to use it. They have a 5W-50 that would work great too. I usually used either Rotella T6 or Amsoil's 0W-40 Powersports oil in my Polaris. I haven't been on the ATV forums in a...
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    Why does Ford resell lemons?

    All manufacturers resell lemon law buybacks. They're not just going to scrap something they can sell and make money on. Some states require the title to be branded as a lemon, but they can easily just sell it in another state to avoid that problem. Look up Steve Lehto on YouTube. He's an...
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    Monroe wouldn’t patch a trailer tire

    <div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted by dlundblad</div><div class="ubbcode-body">It's only rated for 2000 lbs. Typically hauls a garden tractor or Lowe's stuff locally. This definitely makes me want to get a spare given the drama on getting one repaired...
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    Where Do You Carry Your CW?

    P365 or G23 in a basic IWB kydex holster. I'm left handed so just behind 9:00 works best for me, probably about 8:00-8:30.