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    Leaf springs last how long?

    <div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted by supton</div><div class="ubbcode-body"> I'm kinda miffed. Should I be? </div></div> I would be. I've never had a single leaf or coil spring break in my life, and that includes some pretty severe loads and rough...
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    Walmart Beef

    <div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted by Gebo</div><div class="ubbcode-body">Well, I have learned a lot this morning. Time for some real country ham. Fawteen, you do know what I mean. The slices are so big I have to cut them in two to fit my cast iron...
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    Pressing Index Finger on Forehead

    She believes in the whole "third eye" nonsense? Somehow there is an invisible magic force that she has bought into?
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    Camping World Labor Rate

    <div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted by Redright9</div><div class="ubbcode-body">Anyone know or understand why I would be quoted almost $400 an hour labor rate? </div></div> There will be more than one person working on it.
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    Walmart Beef

    <div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted by Gebo</div><div class="ubbcode-body">It makes we wonder why the WM HB stays looking good and pink through and through for several days in the fridge but the butcher shop HB gets dark on the inside in a couple of...
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    Walmart Beef

    The only meat I'll buy in a grocery store is chicken-most of the beef sold in places like Walmart is select, some grocery stores may have a few choice cuts (Walmart only recently began moving up to choice beef from select). I also don't care for mass produced beef/pork. We have a local butcher...
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    Can you wax a new exhaust system to keep it looking new?

    <div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted by atikovi</div><div class="ubbcode-body"><div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted by brages</div><div class="ubbcode-body">wax is known for melting <img...
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    school me on Interior house paint

    We've been using PPG paints almost exclusively since they returned to their company owned store business model a few years ago. I've never had an issue with their paint, and their Breakthrough is fantastic for doors, cabinets and trim. The stuff bonds to almost anything and wears like iron...
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    Drafty house thermostat installations

    Your drafts could be coming from a hole in either the top or sole plate where wiring or plumbing is being run. I'd check both of those and get things sealed up. Not only does it cause efficiency issues, but it's a great way for vermin to get inside the walls. If you have a slab house then...
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    When to replace a battery?

    I go 4-5 years on a battery and replace it. I've never had one fail, never needed a set of jumper cables, and it has never left either me or my wife stranded.
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    250K review on the 2007 Ford Fusion

    Nothing wrong with that.
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    parking brake use

    Don't overthink it. It's a parking brake. Park, set the brake, and don't fuss over it.
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    I Catch Colds at the Drop of a Hat Ever Since ...

    I had to have my spleen removed back in 1988 (Hogkins). I "should" be more prone to infections and colds, but I don't get infections and I may get a cold once every few years. Why? I eat a common sense diet that includes lots of fresh fruits, vegetables and fish. I don't take any of the...
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    Cars with rebuilt title

    Personally I wouldn't have a vehicle with a rebuilt title-ever. Especially given the potential insurance issues-some insurers won't cover a rebuilt titled vehicle, some substantially reduce the amount of coverage, etc. And if you do find an insurer, if you decide to change insurance companies...
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    Best Auto Heat/Defrost

    Both the pickup and Equinox have excellent heat-if it's cold (for us) out, each has heat within a block. The 442 does reasonably well given that it has a convertible top which is not exactly known for being great in cold weather. The T has a Kunkel heater and it is...better than nothing.
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    Cost to Upgrade Electrical Service from 100A to 200A

    Anywhere from $1,000 to $3,500 depending on the equipment, electrician, location and other variables. You're in California so you'll probably pay at least double or triple the cost in other areas of the country. Around here it's anywhere from $700 to $1,500.
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    Little known secret about Taps at Military funerals

    Little known? Not quite. The military started studying the potential use of digital bugles way back in 2002. The first 50 went to Missouri for testing. The problem is that there are only around 500 military buglers, but around 2,000 vets die nationwide on a daily basis. There just aren't...
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    deep fake concerns - a question to you all

    <div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted by dnewton3</div><div class="ubbcode-body"><span style="color: #FF0000">Here's my question: What, if anything, can be done to protect ourselves? There's no way to stop this deep fake tech; that is undeniable. So presuming...
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    Do single weight oils have a place?

    <div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted by expat</div><div class="ubbcode-body">I saw Jay Leno video where he drove an Areo engined Hispano-Suiza, he said he uses straight 50 wt Lucas engine oil. The engine is hardly stressed, why not use a multigrade? Starting...
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    What are you doing right now ?

    Going over some November bills and doing paperwork to close out the month, and transferring income to investments after bills are paid. We're having some friends over later so I'll get the solar cover off the pool and get things ready.