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    Here's the one that I use. ...

    Here's the one that I use.

    http://www.batterytender.com/Battery-TenderR-Plus
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    A float charge is a low level charge used to keep...

    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 only use them for a short time (a few hours). If...
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    Good point about not loading a cold battery. I...

    Good point about not loading a cold battery. I forget about the cold because I live in SoCal.
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    By using the remote starter to run the motor...

    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 times. That's a good idea. But it's probably good...
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    Can’t disagree with your logic. But don’t hold...

    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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    Never seen titanium crack. Based on personal...

    Never seen titanium crack. Based on personal experience and what I read, aluminum is worse. While strength is always an important factor, I also consider transfer weight, appearance, comfort, and...
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    My personal experience has been bad with aluminum...

    My personal experience has been bad with aluminum frames, footrests, and axles. More than one has cracked on me. All positive experience with titanium. You may call that anecdotal and dismiss it.
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  8. The feature that makes the Braun Swing Away lift...

    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 from the front. This is important because the...
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    Just about everything oxidizes. But the results...

    Just about everything oxidizes. But the results of oxidation vary from metal to metal. For example iron oxide (rust) is destructive. Aluminum oxide forms a protective layer which strengthens it.
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    Nitrofurantoin affects bacteria only in the...

    Nitrofurantoin affects bacteria only in the urinary tract. Your gut flora should not be affected.

    I had kidney stones. Had them removed and took nitrofurantoin 100 mg 1x daily plus potassium...
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    And your caster angle doesn't need to be exact....

    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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    Still could be a pain or it could be easy...

    Still could be a pain or it could be easy depending on how you measure a successful result - quantitatively or qualitatively. A quantitative measure would be setting each caster angle at 90 degrees...
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    While wheelbase will affect turning, there could...

    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 caster may be higher than the other. Two reasons...
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    Very nice! How do you keep palm trees alive...

    Very nice!

    How do you keep palm trees alive in New Jersey?
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    Look into Medicare advantage. They offer rides to...

    Look into Medicare advantage. They offer rides to medical appointments and other services not offered by original Medicare.

    Your county may offer special transportation services if you are not...
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    Fans are an underestimated asset. They keep you...

    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 less dusty and eliminate pathogens. I believe this...
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    Was about to crop the fan out of the picture. But...

    Was about to crop the fan out of the picture. But couldn't get myself to do it.
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    Just adjusted the caster angle. I use a process...

    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 sofa seat with the chair on it's back, loosen the...
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    I understand. If the adjustment is infinitesimal...

    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 on my chair. if I recall correctly, it's a tooth...
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    I have increased dump by 1/2" without adjusting...

    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 keep it 90 degrees just because. Not sure why you...
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    Point well taken. But he asked for tips and I...

    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 ideas?

    As long as we're on the subject, a...
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    Agreed. I'd take the easier solution as well....

    Agreed. I'd take the easier solution as well. But, other alternatives are available.

    BTW, "prescribed seating position"? Don't get me started. They really messed me up good with my seating...
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    You can add backward tippiness by increasing dump...

    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) raise the front seat height with larger caster, or 4)...
  24. I've asked this question many times and haven't...

    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 you mitigate the risk of whiplash?

    If you don't...
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    I have a baclofen pump. My injury is at T7-8 and...

    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 with twisting and turning, then my spasms act up...
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