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    morewater President, Raccoon Haters International

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    Few people realize that for all the multitudes of "brand name" appliance-makers out there, there are only actually 14 corporate entities that market these "individual" brands.
     
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    peter hillman Let me think for minute....

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    Of course there's not a factory for every brand name, but when it comes to manufacturing you really do get what you pay for. The true quality of a product cannot be seen, it comes from inside.
     
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    I have a friend in NJ and she bought high quality appliances and those are not the best either .Her range alone was 25 thousand dollars .One of those big fancy gas ones with the colored knobs and a commercial fridge and freezer that runs on lots of electric and sounds terrible.I can hear it come on when she is on the phone with me,buzzzzz .The range has been repaired several times .She called last night complaining to me for an hour about them and how the range messed up her holiday dinner .I fed over 30 people with my frigidaire double oven range :) .I just listen and agree like I should ;)
     
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    In the UK, the brands to go with are Miele, Siemens and Bosch (their top ranges). All are based on good, reliable German engineering. I've recently bought a Miele dishwasher. It is heavy, but well made. It's whisper quiet, and is very thorough. I've yet to pull an item out that is still dirty or marked.
     
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    I find the top utensil drawer in the Miele dishwasher especially helpful.
     
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    sissy sissy

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    My rant I HATE LENNOX PRODUCTS heat pump is out again .I want to blow the both units up right now and the cuss words you sure don't want to hear .I never cuss but right now that is all I can do .4 repairs on this stupid thing so far and this will be 5 .Glad at least it will be warmer the next couple of days .Did I say I hate LENNOX .CALLED THE SUPPORT SERVICE YEH SURE SUPPORT SERVICE .Bull crap service .
     
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    Best of luck Sissy. I haven't heard alot of good from anyone i know who has a Lennox heating system. I have a Waterfurnace geothermal system that has been in 8 years and so far so good.
     
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    If anyone tells you that solar energy systems are easy to maintain (without government funded contracts), have them contact me....
    :mad:
     
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    sissy sissy

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    They now rent systems here and they get the credits and they maintain the systems and you pay a small fee and you get the credits also from your utility company
     
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    peter hillman Let me think for minute....

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    Sometimes I get my jollies watching carcrash vids on YT. One thing I see often is that when the crash is happening most people wont take evasive action, they just continue driving, sometimes right into the carnage. Had my chance today and made the most of it. I saw what was happening and took action to avoid trouble.
     
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    That suv driver retained pretty good control, considering he/she JUST LOST A TIRE on the freeway!
     
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    Yeah, no need to pull over or stop it was just ONE tire, still got 3 good tires left to get them where they are going. (y)
     
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    I wonder what percentage of the population would have:
    -screamed
    -dropped their cigarette
    -picked up the cellphone so they could start live streaming to Facebook

    :rolleyes:

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    Glad this was brought back up because have been wrestling with this for months .I go prospecting with a friend half my age ,but I keep up and have been teaching him how to do it since I grew up with my grandpop teaching me .Well last time we went he had married the girl that he was dating .He is the outdoors type and active and she is the desk jockey that think outdoors is disgusting and dirty and only goes to the gym .He asked me when we were up there for advice after only 6 months of marriage .Is this going to work ,I thought he was talking about what we were doing of course .We pulled in a lot the last time we went .He was talking about his marriage oh dear me was all I could think .Do men really look for women the total opposite of themselves and does it work out .He is like a son to me and I myself thinks he deserves better .He owned his own house and it is almost paid off and she is trying to get him to sell it so she get get her big huge dream house .My concern is if he sells then only half is his when the new one is bought .He called this morning and wants to go back up to the mountains to his land again .What should I say .I am surely going, it hard but fun also .I try to use my mom instincts .If he is asking to me it is not right .A man would probably say dump her while you can ,or would they .
     
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    peter hillman Let me think for minute....

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    Agreed.
    Like the cars on my right that couldn't be bothered with slowing down in an emergency situation.
     
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    I once saw a car ahead of me on Route 80 one night with sparks flying out the back. As I got closer and passed it, I saw the driver was driving on his back rims...doing about 40mph...guess he had to get some where! :LOL:
     
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    sissy sissy

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    I remember when my parents moved back to PA and dad had his boat on the back of his truck and I happened to look over and said dad they have a boat like yours .Well it was his and hitch had broke no fun chasing and stopping the boat .My brother and my hubby had to box it in to slow it down with the moving truck and with dads other truck .Before cell phones and lucky not much on the road and they saw it just as I saw it .
     
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    addy1 water gardener / gold fish and shubunkins Moderator

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    What dash cam are you using? That has a great picture and resolution.
     
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    peter hillman Let me think for minute....

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    I've had it for probably 5 years, not sure if the models still around. But I started with searching "best dash cam" and this was one of them, it has good nighttime res. also which was important to me. Price at the time $175. It says "Blackbox safe driving" on the front, it's to old to show up in my ebay purchase history, and won't come up in search. I've tried two others, one for $35 had decent daytime res, but nighttime was worthless. The other was for my daughter, she wanted a dual cam that had front and rear cams, decent vid but the format to download wasn't compatible and it was an ordeal to try and view video. Keep those in mind when shopping.
     
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    A skunk wandered into the dog pen last night and both dogs got sprayed.
    Just lovely........:yuck:
     
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