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GrandpaRalph replied to the Building / Maintaining a Home board. 6:51 PM

Re: Seized lawnmower engine

the solenoid clicked and...nothing. The engine is seized, I can't even get it to turn with the hand recoil starter, not even a little.

I've had similar symptoms with mine two times. In each case, I discovered that the gear on [more]

Mon May 1

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GrandpaRalph replied to the Television Banter board. 10:25 AM

Re: My TIVO experience

UPDATE: May 1 2017

NOTE: This will be of potential interest only to folks who have or are considering TIVO.

It has been a little over 3 months since I posted here about my TIVO experience, and I am approaching (in June) the one [more]

Fri Apr 28

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GrandpaRalph replied to the Building / Maintaining a Home board. 3:24 PM

Re: LED bulbs

My electric rates don't go up on a unit basis with the more electricity I use. From July to October, I pay a flat $.1049/kWh no matter how much I use. From November to June, the first 800 kWh is the same $.1049/kWh. Then get this - after the [more]

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GrandpaRalph replied to the Building / Maintaining a Home board. 11:16 AM

Re: LED bulbs

I have replaced most of the light bulbs in my home with energy efficient ones. My dining room chandelier holds twelve 25 watt bulbs, the little ones with a small base that are shaped like candle flames.

I have a similar situation. [more]

Sat Mar 25

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GrandpaRalph replied to the Humor and Urban Legends board. 1:53 PM

Re: Why old men can't get hired

Speaking of old men, I've noticed lately I tend to see what I hope to see. So when I read the title "Why old men can't get hard", I naturally opened up the post, only to be disappointed yet again.

Sun Mar 19

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GrandpaRalph posted to the Building / Maintaining a Home board. 5:01 PM

Rust-oleum Restore

For those of you who may have used Rust-oleum Restore on a deck and experienced premature cracking, peeling, or flaking, a class action lawsuit has been filed and as of 3/6/17, it appears Rustoleum has agreed to compensate users of the product.
[more]

Sun Mar 12

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GrandpaRalph replied to the Humor and Urban Legends board. 9:42 PM

Re: Kids a hundred years ago

Kids a hundred years ago

http://dotcomjoe.com/0307f3


My dad was 13 a hundred years ago. He got a 10th grade education, then worked in construction all his life. Looks about right to [more]

Wed Mar 1

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GrandpaRalph replied to the Buying and Maintaining a Car board. 9:33 PM

Re: Lease ending. Buy it or Buy used?

The deal is that we bought a new house last year, and not having a car payment for a while would sure be helpful.

In a parallel thread on Toyota dropping out of the top 10, you can read that Jeep is second to last (again), coming in [more]

Mon Feb 6

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GrandpaRalph replied to the Building / Maintaining a Home board. 2:11 PM

Re: Ditch Xfinity and use Roku?

Karen and others interested in dumping cable,

I got rid of my cable and satellite, as well as those obnoxious monthly charges, about 6 months ago by putting up an antenna and buying an Over-The-Air DVR. The DVR in my opinion is what makes [more]

Sat Jan 28

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GrandpaRalph replied to the Building / Maintaining a Home board. 12:00 PM

Re: Smoke Detector Batteries

According to this test, best value/longest lasting: Costco house brand (Kirkland). Also about 25% of the price of most others.

We go through AA's like popcorn, so this was interesting, and I looked for confirmation from another [more]

Thu Jan 26

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GrandpaRalph replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 9:54 AM

Re: Mall Owners Rush to Get Out of the Mall Business

Abandoned malls are an ideal venue for drone racing.

Here is a drone "tour" of an abandoned mall:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sjh4N204Vuw

And some [more]

Sat Jan 21

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GrandpaRalph posted to the Television Banter board. 4:58 PM

My TIVO experience

I became a lurker here a few months ago, looking for good content to watch on (primarily) broadcast TV stations, after installing an “Over-The-Air” (OTA) antenna and a TIVO DVR system. A recent thread and a subsequent search by me of this board left [more]

Thu Dec 22

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GrandpaRalph replied to the Buying and Maintaining a Car board. 3:06 PM

Re: Time for New Tires

... forgot to mention the car now has 174,000 (almost 30,000 on the Goodyears) and I couldn't be happier. Good traction, quiet, and still look new.

Ralph

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GrandpaRalph replied to the Buying and Maintaining a Car board. 3:03 PM

Re: Time for New Tires

Is there another brand which might fit my needs?

Have you stopped at your local library and checked Consumer Reports? At 146,000 miles, I needed the third set for our Ford Escape, and did NOT want to make the mistake of [more]

Fri Jun 17

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GrandpaRalph replied to the Building / Maintaining a Home board. 10:08 AM

Re: deck maintenance

I just finished building several sections of new dock, and did a fair amount of research on what's important for long life. Finally settled on Olympic oil based wood protector. It went on easily with a roller, but is a little thin, so it WILL [more]

Sat Jun 4

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GrandpaRalph replied to the Humor and Urban Legends board. 3:54 PM

Re: The Quiz

An Alabama middle school teacher has been placed on administrative leave after handing out a 10-question math quiz filled with references to drugs, violence and prostitutes to her eighth grade class.
Joanne Bolser was suspended after one of
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Fri Jun 3

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GrandpaRalph replied to the Help with this STUPID computer! board. 7:07 PM

Re: Receiving someone else's email

OK, mystery semi-solved. The intended recipient DID forward to me, I just don't know why.

Ralph

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GrandpaRalph posted to the Help with this STUPID computer! board. 6:37 PM

Receiving someone else's email

I recently received an email clearly intended for, and addressed to, someone else. The email address is similar to mine, but not the same. It was an invoice for a scooter (as in senior citizen). The scooter company appears legitimate, and I was able [more]

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