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    Today, 01:44 PM
    August West replied to a thread remote start in Equipment
    The ones that damage batteries are the types that don't have a float charge mode. This particular one automatically goes into float charge mode when...
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    Yesterday, 10:00 PM
    August West replied to a thread remote start in Equipment
    The only difference between the 750 mA and 1.25 A charger is speed. A 750 mA charger takes 1.7x longer than a 1.25 A charger. For example, my...
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    01-22-2020, 07:44 PM
    August West replied to a thread remote start in Equipment
    Here's the one that I use. http://www.batterytender.com/Battery-TenderR-Plus
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    01-22-2020, 07:21 PM
    August West replied to a thread remote start in Equipment
    A float charge is a low level charge used to keep a battery charged when it is not being used. Some chargers provide a constant charge level. You can...
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    01-22-2020, 06:06 PM
    August West replied to a thread remote start in Equipment
    Good point about not loading a cold battery. I forget about the cold because I live in SoCal.
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    01-21-2020, 07:49 PM
    August West replied to a thread remote start in Equipment
    By using the remote starter to run the motor while operating the lift, you never drain the battery and always have a fully charged battery at all...
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    01-21-2020, 10:38 AM
    Can’t disagree with your logic. But don’t hold your breath on the study. In the absence of a study what are you selecting and why?
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    01-21-2020, 01:22 AM
    Never seen titanium crack. Based on personal experience and what I read, aluminum is worse. While strength is always an important factor, I also...
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    01-20-2020, 11:26 PM
    My personal experience has been bad with aluminum frames, footrests, and axles. More than one has cracked on me. All positive experience with...
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    01-20-2020, 09:56 PM
    The feature that makes the Braun Swing Away lift attractive is that you can enter the lift from the side whereas most other lifts have to be entered...
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    01-20-2020, 05:36 AM
    Just about everything oxidizes. But the results of oxidation vary from metal to metal. For example iron oxide (rust) is destructive. Aluminum oxide...
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    01-16-2020, 02:49 AM
    Nitrofurantoin affects bacteria only in the urinary tract. Your gut flora should not be affected. I had kidney stones. Had them removed and took...
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    01-16-2020, 02:26 AM
    August West replied to a thread COG for new TiLIte in Equipment
    And your caster angle doesn't need to be exact. After all, it will get thrown away from 90 degrees the first time you hit a pothole.
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    01-16-2020, 02:13 AM
    August West replied to a thread COG for new TiLIte in Equipment
    Still could be a pain or it could be easy depending on how you measure a successful result - quantitatively or qualitatively. A quantitative measure...
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    01-15-2020, 07:46 PM
    August West replied to a thread COG for new TiLIte in Equipment
    While wheelbase will affect turning, there could be other factors. If turning becomes more difficult as you increase the angle of your turn, then one...
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    01-14-2020, 08:28 PM
    August West replied to a thread deck in Housing and Home Design
    Very nice! How do you keep palm trees alive in New Jersey?
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    01-13-2020, 11:41 PM
    August West replied to a thread No transportation in Life
    Look into Medicare advantage. They offer rides to medical appointments and other services not offered by original Medicare. Your county may...
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    01-12-2020, 11:40 PM
    August West replied to a thread COG for new TiLIte in Equipment
    Fans are an underestimated asset. They keep you healthy and comfy and pay for themselves. I keep my furnace fan on 24/7. It helps to keep the house...
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    01-12-2020, 10:22 PM
    August West replied to a thread COG for new TiLIte in Equipment
    Was about to crop the fan out of the picture. But couldn't get myself to do it.
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    01-12-2020, 02:46 AM
    August West replied to a thread COG for new TiLIte in Equipment
    Just adjusted the caster angle. I use a process as follows: Estimate by eye where the fork will be perpendicular to the floor. I sit in my...
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    01-11-2020, 10:28 PM
    August West replied to a thread COG for new TiLIte in Equipment
    I understand. If the adjustment is infinitesimal then you could spend a lot of time on it if you're a perfectionist. But I don't think it's that way...
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    01-11-2020, 07:20 PM
    August West replied to a thread COG for new TiLIte in Equipment
    I have increased dump by 1/2" without adjusting caster angle. It's not the ideal 90 angle but I didn't find a difference in turning. But I like to...
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    01-09-2020, 11:39 PM
    August West replied to a thread COG for new TiLIte in Equipment
    Point well taken. But he asked for tips and I offered ideas not recommendations. Isn't that one large reason we're here, to share experiences and...
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    01-09-2020, 10:23 PM
    August West replied to a thread COG for new TiLIte in Equipment
    Agreed. I'd take the easier solution as well. But, other alternatives are available. BTW, "prescribed seating position"? Don't get me started....
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    01-09-2020, 08:35 PM
    August West replied to a thread COG for new TiLIte in Equipment
    You can add backward tippiness by increasing dump as follows: 1) lower the rear seat height, 2) raise the front seat height with taller forks, 3)...
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    01-07-2020, 06:49 AM
    I've asked this question many times and haven't gotten an answer. Maybe someone can answer this time. When driving from your wheelchair, how do...
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    01-06-2020, 07:06 PM
    August West replied to a thread HighTorso Rigidity in Care
    I have a baclofen pump. My injury is at T7-8 and the catheter is placed at L1. It works well for spasms. But if I do some very strenuous activity...
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    01-03-2020, 06:54 PM
    August West replied to a thread Handicap Parking in Life
    Great idea. But what's to stop those things from coming up while the car is on top? You wouldn't even need several planks to keep cars out of the...
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    01-02-2020, 05:19 PM
    I was replying to Patrick's comment. Taking keflex prophylactically seems overkill. Sorry about the mix up. I have edited my post to reflect that I...
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    01-02-2020, 04:02 PM
    Why Keflex? That's broad spectrum affecting flora in other parts of the body unnecessarily. Nitrofurantoin is narrow spectrum targeting the urinary...
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