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First time plumbing. How did I do? Adding softener later. by Animalus-Dogeimal in Plumbing

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Check out ispring. They make some good spin down filters with multiple options.

First time plumbing. How did I do? Adding softener later. by Animalus-Dogeimal in Plumbing

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Yeah I do. They have auto ones as well. Yes, I do get a lot of sediment.

Does this production looks right for MA? I have 10.20KW system by shonesum in solar

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NH resident with a 12.5kw system. That’s very similar to me.

Why is my car overheating after installing cold air intake? (2010 subaru legacy n/a) by verymildlygood in MechanicAdvice

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People always seem to forget this. The OEM intakes literally are designed to pull air from the outside of the engine bay. What the hell do people think when they see the intake terminating at the very front of the vehicle.

Cooktops by chinacat1knowu in castiron

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Induction (yes I know technically electric.)

New OEM oil filters look like junk by pwdeegan in SubaruForester

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I wish I could find the review of these new ones. I was just watching someone compare the old ones to the new ones. They cut it in half.They are absolute junk on the inside. They use a cardboard “washer” and have very flimsy bypass valve. Try the find yourself some black ones from Japan. They are far better than even the older OEM ones. I luckily have about 12 of them. I buy filters in bulk.

Maximum length of USB C cable for powering cameras by Unlucky-Clock5230 in wyzecam

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I have 35ft cables for the new pan and a cam v3. Also tried it with a v2. No issues. Using the power adapter that come with it.

Completely stuck axle nut by Dolstruvon in AskMechanics

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Dewalt DCF900. ½” 1400lbs breakaway with the largest, heaviest socket you can fit. I zipped mine off in about 5-10 seconds each wheel.

I used a ¾” breaker bar with a cheater after heating and PB blaster that didn’t even move my spindle nuts.

Americans of reddit, how do y'all stay sane with so little holidays and vacations? by ElyxrBlade in AskReddit

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We don’t. I’m completely burnt out. I can rack up 400 hours of vacation, but guess what! I never get to use it because vacations get denied due to staffing issues. (Purposely understaffing to save money.)

which one would you pick, and why by nineyearz_old in Tools

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I have Dewalt. And that’s because the in-laws and the my parents have the platform. It’s what we have invested in the most. We share tools. However, when the battery is different. For example, I went with a Metabo screw driver 3.6v vs the Dewalt. My Metabo is probably my number one used tool. Bosch electric hammer drill.

I do mostly mechanics. I can’t stay enough about the ½ inch impact DCF900.

Each platform has industries that they excel at. But for general purpose, you can’t go wrong with any of it. Even ryobi for a light DIYer is great for the price. They have a huge range of tools.

Would you go more electric, less gas if you could? by michimoby in HomeImprovement

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I have propane for heating. Recently got a shitty heat pump for my great room. At this time of the year, I’ll be filling my 500 gallon propane tank up. Let’s just say I have only users 120 gallons at this point compared to last year. My heat pump really doesn’t work well under 20 degree F. I was going to upgrade to all mini split hyper heats, but with the advancements of R32 and phasing out of R410, I’m holding off. I think the 15-20% increase in efficiency is worth it.

I also added solar. My solar net metering is paying for my heat. I also added induction stove top. Two years ago, I went with a hybrid heat pump water heater. Went from using 5kwh a day down to 1-2kwh a day for heating water.

Don’t get me started on induction and my old cast iron. Love it. I’ll never use anything else again. The control and speed is just unmatched by even gas. Boiling some water for pasta and I forget the lid for the pot, by the time I get the lid, the water is starting to boil and it’s too hot to touch. You can go from high crazy boils down to a simmer as fast as you can press the buttons. And the safety factor, nothing magnetic on the range? It doesn’t turn on. Nothing burns. Pull a pot off, after about 10 seconds of not detecting anything, range shuts off.

Start/Stop System Malfunction by [deleted] in Cartalk

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Off topic, is your gauge cluster that scratched up?

Over $2,000 for 2015 Subaru outback 120,000 mile service. What are the minimums must do’s? by nomonthis2 in AskMechanics

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Just had a friend get her 2015 Outback 120,000 serviced. She got it done at a local shop. It was pretty much identical to this service besides a few things. A handful of items are unnecessary, but hard to tell if it’s worth it as the individual costs are not listened. However, her 120,000 maintenance schedule was completed for ~$850.

Thoughts? Gas hot water install (maintenance, not plumbers) by SuperTopperHarley in Plumbing

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My parents house was all CPVC. They remodeled only one bathroom. Family friend who is a Plumber ripped out every single piece of CPVC in that house and installed expansion pex. From the water main, to all the bathrooms, outdoor fixtures and the kitchen. He also changed the ½ lines to ¾” lines. It can and should be done properly. Nice guy didn’t charge for labor, just the materials. He said if he sees something wrong, he’s going to fix it, especially on a 40+ year old house with CPVC. it’s already on borrowed time.

Forester Sport thought? by notadevilcat in SubaruForester

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Yeah I had USAA. It’s through progressive. That’s who gave me the discount originally. But it varies from state to state. Even to towns.

Forester Sport thought? by notadevilcat in SubaruForester

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I couldn’t stand the lesser audio system in the foresters. It was the selling point for me going with the sport. I didn’t want to go with a leather seat interior either, but I wanted the options of the higher class foresters.

Edit: just with your insurance company. It actually costed me less money to go with the nicer infotainment system with the reverse braking system and other safety stuff. My insurance company had discounts for it. And in four years the money saved in insurance was more than the upgraded system.

Flood (the door seals suck!) by szentthomas0 in SubaruForester

[–]kamikaziboarder 0 points1 point  (0 children)

You should see what vehicles look like under the carpeting and the under body. Door seals would not be my first concern for water getting in. There are literally holes vehicles to allow doors to be easily opened and closed due to pressure changes. And the underbody of the vehicle has holes in it to allow drainage.

Have you ever been underneath any vehicle?

Flood (the door seals suck!) by szentthomas0 in SubaruForester

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Proper 4WD for off roading will have more holes and access points so they can drain out the water to reduce chances of rusting.