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    My roadside assistance says that they will put a...

    My roadside assistance says that they will put a spare tire on a car in case of a flat. I assume this means they won't send out a tire truck if you don't have a spare.
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    The neutral for switches thing is part of the...

    The neutral for switches thing is part of the national electrical code now. There was no reason in the past to run a neutral to a switch so the contractor didn't screw up there. (No ground is an...
  3. It pays to double check things before spending hours trying to find a tool!

    So, I have some metric studs with nuts on them. I thought the nuts were standard 17 mm head size based on having new replacement studs that I bought some regular nuts for. I never checked the head...
  4. I use the Behr Ultra something for interior paint...

    I use the Behr Ultra something for interior paint after Consumer Reports rated it as recommended.

    SW makes fantastic exterior paints that are not cheap. SW has 30% off sales often and 40% off...
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    They don't have a good legal department if doing...

    They don't have a good legal department if doing online sales and they don't put a time and a time zone of the coupon. Their software does understand time zones. It stopped taking orders at the end...
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    Any company with a decent legal team will list...

    Any company with a decent legal team will list the exacting ending time in which time zone. It tends to be 11:59 PM in whatever timezone the company's headquarters is in.

    Otherwise, would they...
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    Most people don't want to open a window when it...

    Most people don't want to open a window when it is hot or cold to ventilate the bathroom. Code was (maybe still is) to have either a window or a fan in a bathroom.
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    If Stanley thought Craftsman wasn't a good brand...

    If Stanley thought Craftsman wasn't a good brand name they would not have paid hundreds of million for it. Stanley is currently building a new factory that is supposed to bring some production back...
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    I'm not sure what the rant is about here. Are...

    I'm not sure what the rant is about here. Are you upset about not getting both offers, or are you upset about a penny?
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    Why on a separate circuit? They don't draw...

    Why on a separate circuit? They don't draw anywhere close to 15 amps. You can connect to lighting circuit at the switch box without having the fan go off and on with the light. NEC requires a...
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    My 2011 Dell Latitude E5520 runs just as fast now...

    My 2011 Dell Latitude E5520 runs just as fast now as the day I got it. I put in an 80GB SSD the day I bought it and switched to a 256GB SSD about two years ago. It was Windows 7 Pro and had been...
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    I've used Windows 10 for so long now that it...

    I've used Windows 10 for so long now that it feels strange using a Windows 7 PC now. My employer went to Windows 10 about three years ago.

    Windows 7 will no longer get security updates after...
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    The issue with rear discharge is the grass gets...

    The issue with rear discharge is the grass gets everywhere under the mower. Mine has a radiator since it is diesel and the radiator was plugged with grass when I got it and overheating. I cleaned...
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    I bought the mower used so I didn't have a choice...

    I bought the mower used so I didn't have a choice on the type of deck. I would prefer mulching. The mower is made by Jacobsen. I found out Jacobsen will fabricate just about any metal part they...
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    I have two different 60" commercial mowers. One...

    I have two different 60" commercial mowers. One is rear discharge only and the other is mulching only. The mulching one seems to cut a bit better.
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    I've been cutting at 4" for several years and I...

    I've been cutting at 4" for several years and I still have as many weeds as ever. It might not help that I don't fertilize so the grass isn't real thick.

    One issue with 4" is the lawn never has...
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    I used one of those machines at Menards once a...

    I used one of those machines at Menards once a few years ago. I don't recall it being more than $2 or $3 for the key.
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    Even worse is when the item is a day late or...

    Even worse is when the item is a day late or arrives broken and they give the item a one star review. Late arrival or being DOA has no bearing on if the item is a good item or not.

    People seem to...
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    The Craftsman brand has had exactly two owners so...

    The Craftsman brand has had exactly two owners so it hasn't exactly been passed from company to company.

    Now, it is true that hundreds of different companies have made tools with the Craftsman...
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    Unfortunately, Armstrong Tools ceased production...

    Unfortunately, Armstrong Tools ceased production in March 2017. The website was still up for a year or so, but now it tells you to purchase Crescent or Gearwrench as alternatives.
  21. The Woodford yard hydrants are used for water at...

    The Woodford yard hydrants are used for water at the local Boy Scout camps. They absolutely suck at getting a medium flow of water. They are either at a trickle or going full bore usually getting...
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    The singles are sold by Amazon directly and the...

    The singles are sold by Amazon directly and the multi-packs are sold by a third party. Not the first time I have seen something like this on Amazon.
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    My grandmother was in a nursing home and one day...

    My grandmother was in a nursing home and one day they thought she had a stroke. It turned out to be lack of salt in her diet and not a stroke.
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    I just got a Roku Ultra because Tivo dropped the...

    I just got a Roku Ultra because Tivo dropped the Xfinity On Demand app. My co-worker said his Roku stick is slow, but the Ultra is quite quick. The Xfinity Stream app on the Roku is much better...
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    You have to be careful with Williams if you care...

    You have to be careful with Williams if you care about about buying USA items. They carry stuff made in the USA and also stuff made in Taiwan.
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