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    Reverse osmosis is pure water at the lowest cost...

    Reverse osmosis is pure water at the lowest cost and best for the environment. You can add a mineral stage to a reverse osmosis filter to get your FIJI-like taste at a fraction of the cost without...
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    There are 5 stages to a reverse osmosis system:...

    There are 5 stages to a reverse osmosis system: 1) sediment, 2) first carbon block, 3) second carbon block , 4) membrane, and 5) fine carbon.

    The 5th stage is the same type of filter as your Brita...
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    Maybe the pedal isn't being pushed far enough...

    Maybe the pedal isn't being pushed far enough down? Easy to verify. With the car off, push the hand control all the way down and check if the accelerator pedal is all the way down. If it is then the...
  4. Thread: Medicine

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    I use the mouthpiece. It moves the lower jaw and...

    I use the mouthpiece. It moves the lower jaw and tongue forward in order to keep your tongue out of the way of breathing.
  5. No one mentions meds. Replace oral baclofen and...

    No one mentions meds. Replace oral baclofen and pain meds with a pump. That in itself may make a huge difference. Otherwise, oral meds may impede all the other things you try.

    The pump made a huge...
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    Skin protection

    I use Aveeno Daily Moisturizing Lotion once in a while. Usually don't need it. But maybe it's a good idea to apply something daily before it's needed. What do you use to protect your skin?
  7. We have all heard of nightmare stories with DMEs....

    We have all heard of nightmare stories with DMEs. I was pleasantly surprised with NS&M. They were pretty good.
  8. Because of the opioid crisis, law enforcement is...

    Because of the opioid crisis, law enforcement is putting pressure on doctors, distributors, and pharmacists to crack down on over-prescribing pain meds. You have to convince them of your medical need...
  9. I've used them. They are most reliable and ideal...

    I've used them. They are most reliable and ideal if you want reliability and low maintenance and are willing to sacrifice performance. You can't get a flat regardless of how much you wear the tires....
  10. Thread: Annuities

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    That's 4.8%. I didn't realize annuities were so...

    That's 4.8%. I didn't realize annuities were so good. My understanding is that they were poor investments. Time to take another look.
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    For me it would have been a hip replacement,...

    For me it would have been a hip replacement, which is probably more complicated for healing.
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    My femur broke at the neck in 2005. They didn't...

    My femur broke at the neck in 2005. They didn't want to do anything. They said the surgery was not the problem. But being able to heal properly from the surgery was more risky than doing nothing at...
  13. I am in the same situation. Waiting for a...

    I am in the same situation. Waiting for a resolution. First you determine if you qualify for a power wheelchair (you should qualify). Then you submit a request for a SmartDrive power assist with the...
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    I would like a fixed back for the lesser weight....

    I would like a fixed back for the lesser weight. But the folding back helps to get it into the car. How do you manage getting the fixed back into the car?
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    If you stay well hydrated, eat the right balance...

    If you stay well hydrated, eat the right balance of foods, drink kefir (or some form of probiotic), and aren't on pain killers, then you shouldn't need chemicals.
  16. Isn't that pricey compared to washing with soap...

    Isn't that pricey compared to washing with soap and water then a spray of microcyn? But then again, it might not be. Definitely easier.
  17. I do the same thing. Show this study...

    I do the same thing. Show this study to anyone who tells you it doesn't make a difference.
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    The first 5-6 years after my DREZ were great. No...

    The first 5-6 years after my DREZ were great. No pain. No spams. I felt like a king able to move mountains. I probably achieved more in those years than any other period in my life. Then both slowly...
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    Probably true that a 1" mono tube is asking for...

    Probably true that a 1" mono tube is asking for trouble for someone putting a lot of demand on it.
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    I've weighed the frames with casters, upholstery,...

    I've weighed the frames with casters, upholstery, brakes, adjustable back, and axles on my wheelchairs. Quickie TI was lighter. I don't recall the exact values. But I can repeat. They had the same...
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    Interesting. I learned something. Thanks.

    Interesting. I learned something. Thanks.
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    Quickie TI front caster angle is fixed. If you...

    Quickie TI front caster angle is fixed. If you have hardware that makes it adjustable, then what you have may be a titanium Quickie GPV.
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    Nope. If weight increase due to tubing diameter...

    Nope. If weight increase due to tubing diameter is negligible, then a Quickie TI (1" mono tube) and TiLite ZR (1-1/4" mono tube) would weigh the same. But that's not the case. Quickie TI weighs...
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    CCD is a receiver. Let's say it works. You also...

    CCD is a receiver. Let's say it works. You also need a transmitter in both directions. How do you do that?
  25. My understanding is that although Medicare...

    My understanding is that although Medicare Advantage has to cover what original Medicare covers, there is nothing stopping them from covering more. Therefore, they can provide the titanium upgrade if...
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