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    BITOG members who are employed in automotive/oil industry

    Prior to my current position, I was employed as a lube R&D/formulator and now work as an engineer at a facility that manufactures battery acid, antifreeze/coolant, and DEF, among other things.
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    Old wasp nests

    Knock that sucker down! The original wasps won't come back but something else might move in.
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    Post a favorite animal

    Thanks. Luna was a remarkably affectionate cat. She wouldn't hesitate to greet guests and strangers in the house. She would even sidle up to strangers on the sidewalk or across the street looking for a good rub down. It's strange that she died on Tuesday and all these reports are coming out...
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    Wood/Wolf Spider In My Bed

    I am an arachnaphobe, though my fear has decreased significantly with age. That being said, jumping spiders for whatever reason never triggered any fear in me. I've always been comfortable with them and pretty much just let them be. My property has a large black widow population for some...
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    Oil Grade Sensitivity

    The grades aren't specified for what the engine can tolerate. They are spec'd for what provides the best overall performance, reliability, and what will match the manufacturer's claims.
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    100% Random Pictures

    Well that certainly looks familiar! My grandmother's house was one such home prior to some additions.
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    Post a favorite animal

    I see a lot of cats that have those same features; black fur with tinges of red, long ear whiskers, big bushy tails. It makes me happy to see so many people enjoying them since there are some that have an aversion to black cats in general. They are beautiful. Luna was only 9, and she was plagued...
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    Post a favorite animal

    Just got word that my little lady has pretty much fully advanced terminal cancer. She's been deteriorating very rapidly over the past 2 weeks. She has been there for all of my kid's lives and it is a sad day today.
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    New USPS Delivery Vehicle

    My father, a retired mail carrier, described it as, "A sperm whale, wait no, a duck; yeah that beak looks like a duck. And it has a huge windshield." He didn't seem to see the functional appeal to the odd design.
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    Best handheld cordless vacuum?

    I did some research a few years back and ended up getting this: Black + Decker Pivot I have very little complaints about it and it has been better than any I've owned before it.
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    Will blue gas kill Tesla?

    Those precautions were to prevent sabotage and accidental fires. There were no incidents of leaking hydrogen in airships being accidentally ignited that I am aware of. The Hindenburg situation had a lot going on. Yes the gas chambers ruptured, but that occurred after the initial incident as far...
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    Why bother calling an electrician?

    Woah woah woah! 👐 Who said anything about a fire? That was just a 🤔.......... thermal anomaly, yeah that's it 😀 Nothing to see here people, move along.