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    Check the interfaces of the clamps. If they close...

    Check the interfaces of the clamps. If they close completely, no amount of tightening will help.
    If they are two piece clamps, take them off and file off enough material to leave an opening when...
  2. After my flap surgery and bed "therapy", I went...

    After my flap surgery and bed "therapy", I went to my alma-mater, Kessler in west orange for 2 wks rehab.
    My roommate was a really nice middle aged guy who was ?C5 and had originally been treated...
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    Sorry to disagree slightly. Before my accident,...

    Sorry to disagree slightly.
    Before my accident, when in a hurry, I would vault all three steps in what? .3s? And using the onoonethousand twoonethousand, threeonethousand cadence, I could see a...
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    the Braun 12V van lift was very quick. Almost as...

    the Braun 12V van lift was very quick. Almost as fast as climbing the three steps is for the abled. When I ran my business, I ran (myself) full throttle; people on foot got in the way!
    I never felt...
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    Pics would be great.

    Pics would be great.
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    Very great! I wish we had such an oven. Ours...

    Very great! I wish we had such an oven. Ours couldn't be less useful to me. It's under the counter, the door is big/swings down, and the island is behind when dealing with it!:(
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    What I'm thinking is that if I put a heavy enough...

    What I'm thinking is that if I put a heavy enough liner to protect the tube from the rivnuts, it would be well nigh impossible to mount/dismount a tire because of the now limited depth.
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    Now that I'm retired and out of the shop, maybe...

    Now that I'm retired and out of the shop, maybe it's time to explore skinny high pressure things.
    I ran 1 3/8x24 bike tires with insert to minimize punctures. We were always cutting and grinding in...
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    I've put them on the inside ofoval handrails to...

    I've put them on the inside ofoval handrails to use screw-tabs on the spokes.
    The rev-nuts I have are pretty skinny (compared to a nut), and intrude farther.
    I'd think they'd raise hell with tire...
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    You're right. When you find a reliable way to...

    You're right.
    When you find a reliable way to mount and dismount these tires, please let me know!
    (I've avoided it 22 years after trying once! by using solid tires in the house chair and 1 3/8x24...
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    I got a VW GTI new in 06, drove it 10 years,...

    I got a VW GTI new in 06, drove it 10 years, replaced it with a leftover 2015 in 16.
    It's a great crip-car: big door opening, door opens very far, easy transfers, DSG sequential gearbox, pretty...
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    I've been without armrests for 20 years. But the...

    I've been without armrests for 20 years.
    But the first couple years, I kept the armrests that came with my first chair, a Quickie Revolution.
    They socketed in brackets clamped to the frame below...
  13. Thread: E-Stim devices?

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    I got a "tens" unit from a chiropractor friend. I...

    I got a "tens" unit from a chiropractor friend. I wanted to stimulate my calf muscles to improve circulation in my foot where I have two unhealed wounds.
    At ~60% power, it would seriously trigger my...
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    No! Having a spinal injury does though. ...

    No! Having a spinal injury does though.

    @nevada: Since my injury 22 years ago, I always wear a fanny-pack with wallet, keys, change bill-fold etc.
    It effectively hides the pouch even when it's...
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    I change my flange every four days when I shower....

    I change my flange every four days when I shower.
    There have been a couple occasions when I didn't change it at four days and it was OK for longer, but I wouldn't risk it as a matter of practice....
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    I never considered a one piece. Seems it would be...

    I never considered a one piece. Seems it would be a PITA.
    With the two piece, I can unsnap the top of the bag-ring, and see what is going on!

    Sometimes it's not safe to just pop it off; I may...
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    Paper clip definitely won't work. Something...

    Paper clip definitely won't work.
    Something stiff usually can spin and lift one end of the snap-ring out of it's groove, at which point the rest is easy. Shorten an ice pick?
    Maybe a mini vice grip...
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    Because I wear a fanny pack when I'm out, my bag...

    Because I wear a fanny pack when I'm out, my bag doesn't show-it's behind the FP
    In fact, it covers me up enough that on those occasions that the chocolate factory goes into overtime production, I...
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    Before my 2012 colostomy, I did it every third...

    Before my 2012 colostomy, I did it every third day, which was confusing/hard to keep track.
    Then I started doing Wed evening and Sunday am (3 1/2 days).
    That worked fine for me for 14 years....
  20. Our home is a converted barn. As is the norm for...

    Our home is a converted barn. As is the norm for barns, it's built on a sloping spot so the middle level/main entrance is ground level, and the fall in the lot puts the basement also at ground level....
  21. That's something I often dream about! Before my...

    That's something I often dream about!
    Before my accident, I had a small Coleman poptop that I loved. I put a deep cycle battery on the tongue in a marine box, and ran an extra circuit from the car's...
  22. Thread: Taking a bath

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    This reminds me: I haven't had a bath in 23...

    This reminds me: I haven't had a bath in 23 years!

    We have a deep soaking tub in the bathroom. I could get into it but never out!
    I've toyed with the idea of making a old looking steel arm on...
  23. The issues the Land Rover guy complained about...

    The issues the Land Rover guy complained about were amusing! Rovers certainly have no place calling the pot black!

    Until recent retirement, almost 50% of the business at phil's Foreign Car Service...
  24. Thread: tape

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    3M Micropore tape seems the least irritating by a...

    3M Micropore tape seems the least irritating by a large margin for me.

    I use an old-fashioned laytex big-bag with the matching cotton elastic straps with Velcro; I added a narrow strap to go over...
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    I have periods when I shit swedish meatballs...

    I have periods when I shit swedish meatballs regularly; just shake em out and reinstall the bag. That's the ideal state!

    I have periods that it comes out like sticky, thick Carvel; then I change...
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