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RE: Water heater - propane problem

Had the exact same sequence issue with my central heat. Dirt dauber on the end of the burner screen. Fixed that and found my propane tanks, although low, did not have enough flow to stay lit. My heater does not have an electrode that must be heated to open gas flow. Locks out after 3rd attempt. Gas flow is directed to igniter.
Charlie D. 01/16/17 04:31pm Tech Issues
RE: Which Screw Gun for Jacks?

If you consider buying a new drill/driver take a look at Rigid. They now have a lifetime warranty. I have the drill and impact driver combo.
Charlie D. 01/16/17 04:27pm Tech Issues
RE: Ram moving back across the border?

Hacking of computers and email have been widely told and I agree that it has been done. Question-Some of you have linked hacking of servers and emails with influencing and stealing the election. Have any of you who believe that have any credible evidence that it happened? I have not seen that in the news but perhaps I missed it or it went over my head>
Charlie D. 01/15/17 06:59pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Ram moving back across the border?

Not as hard as people think to fill the hole with the dirt that came from it and then build/add more dirt from elsewhere on top of what was once a hole. Of course, the practice of giving away of all the dirt from the hole free to those people who are not supposed to even be here and/or do not contribute any of their dirt, bad leadership decisions wasting, and that which is being and has been hauled all over the planet Earth in a game of "keep away so it's not taxed to death". All must be brought back to our land coffers holes to help fill the huge holes too. Then scour the Earth ot finish making the hole into a hill. So much better to mandate and demand that all that dirt must flow back free of taxation with preventing any more dirt from leaving with the other placed encumbrances applied than never have the gone dirt returned at all! It's called, putting the right side shoe on the right foot because it sure has hurt bad being on the left foot for so long! Breaking News! They aren't making more dirt and the planet is stuck with what it has and has had since creation, it's just been hauled away and/or scattered freely around to raise the dirt level wherever it's now at and we are left with the big holes! Thank you for that. We have disagreed on a few thing, especially OSU and Michigan but you make a lot more sense than some og the others, including myself.
Charlie D. 01/15/17 06:55pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Old Topic, but New to Me .......

Apparently the Load Range "G" was completely overlooked by many posters. :) Those LT tires named will not cut the mustard if a "G" rated tire is needed. Yeah, I missed that, sorry. Some comments over looked and some ignored. I would like to know what the OP's rig is. Perhaps he has tires that exceed his needs. When I purchased my current rig it had Chinese St's and I had the BFG Commerical T/A's tires and rims from my old rig swapped. After one thrown tread, another busted belt I went to the Transforce 245/75R16. Both rigs had/have 5200# axles. I was using BF Goodrich Commercial T/A's at 225/75R16. Two of those same Goodrich tires in 245/75R16 on my truck had broken belts. I replaced them with Cooper.
Charlie D. 01/13/17 12:23pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Ram moving back across the border?

Does anyone believe the reports on low inflation over the last few years/ I don't look at the reduced packaging sizes. A few examples is Nabisco and Hershey and other food manufacturers have moved processing to Mexico along with reduced packing sizes. Smells like inflation to me. Of course there are exceptions but many of our foods have reduced sizes and same or slightly higher prices.
Charlie D. 01/12/17 07:12pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Ram moving back across the border?

I am pointing to the fact that the loosing party for the last 8 years has had little respect for the office holder of the President of United States. Looks like the next 4 years is headed along those same lines.
Charlie D. 01/12/17 07:09pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Ram moving back across the border?

Minimum wage increases have nothing to do with why Mickey D"s wanting to automate. They will do it anyways even if minimum wage were to stay the same. Automation in all industries has been a major contributor to job loss in this Country. Read walaby's post below this one that you posted. He describes it nicely.
Charlie D. 01/12/17 07:04pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Possible Dicor roof problem

DICOR now acknowledges that there is a problem with the top layer, but say it does not lmpact wear. They say it is cosmetic. My roof is tan and don't know if issue relates to colored roofs. Their offer is to provide a full 12 year transferrable warranty but I don't think this will convince a potential buyer. If other people have this issue, let's hear about it and let Dicor know we need a better solution. When blisters are abraded even by a lightweight like me, the membrane skin is broken. This looks terrible and will definitely impact resale or trade value. I probably have about 20 spots as shown in this pic from one visit to the roof when i cleaned off my slides. http://i.imgur.com/M65zBKal.jpg IIRC-roof is prorated by year and DOES not cover labor.
Charlie D. 01/12/17 07:01pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Ram moving back across the border?

Sorry, but bankruptcy to me means you did something poorly and are facing the consequences. I don't like loopholes and bankruptcy in most cases is just that. It may be legal but that doesn't help the people who got shafted get what is legally coming to them. We'll just have to agree to disagree on loopholes. :) I hear you. BUT there are many reasons for bankruptcy. Over taxation, regulations, economy, customers that don't pay, suppliers who can't/deliver on time and yes poor management. I am all for living wages but I wonder how many jobs will be lost by those who can only work in fast food and other service jobs when wages go to $15.? Mc Donalds is installing kiosks in some place to allow customers to place order without workers. Punch button on what you order, zip credit card and turn around and pick up what you want. I remember as a kid how there was a big sensation about food being placed in machines. One person could fill enough to service a hundred customers. Kind of like vending machines today. Didn't get very far but I see them returning.
Charlie D. 01/11/17 01:33pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Nat'l Champ. Game Alabama vs Clemson???

There was an article about Deshaun Watson on the CBS national news. Seems he and his family were recipient of the Warrick Dunn Foundation. For those unaware of Warrick Dunn his mother was a Baton Rouge plicewoman killed in a robbery working extra duty to provide for her family. He became at the age of 18 the head of the house He went to Florida State and then in the pros. with Tampa Bay. He has provided housing since turning pro. for a large number of families. Worth reading about how this fine young man who completed college, went into the pros. and helps other people. He is what real men who face huge challenges can do. http://www.cbsnews.com/news/deshaun-watsons-championship-dream-came-true-with-help-from-former-nfl-star-warrick-dunn/ Drop box will not allow me to post so perhaps someone could a link.
Charlie D. 01/10/17 07:34pm Around the Campfire
RE: Ram moving back across the border?

However, based on recent electoral college results, it certainly appears many in this country are wanting to look at a much more one-sided, "smaller picture". It's going to be very interesting to see how this kind of approach works in conjunction with this extremely co-dependent relationship we've developed with the rest of the world. I believe that the majority of American's feel that trade policies are one sided in favor of other nations and want at least some correction. The auto makers and supplier's make a huge contribution to the American economy and the Japanese have invested billions and employed thousands if workers but I wonder if their moving of the Corolla is the being of reduced manufacturing here. Honda has a presence there. As do a total of 19 auto companies. The top 5 trading partners and deficits from last year. Canada - $576.7 billion traded with a $15.5 billion deficit. China - $599.4 billion traded with a $367 billion deficit. Mexico - $532.1 billion with a $60.6 billion deficit. Japan - $193.6 billion traded with a $68.6 billion deficit. Germany - $174.8 billion traded with a $74.9 billion deficit. Source: https://www.thebalance.com/trade-deficit-by-county-3306264 2015 Last years deficit? 500 BILLION. That's $1.37 billion a day. How long can we continue to support this. Our deficit, entitlements, defense of other nations, etc. I am unable to find any country that we have a surplus with. I have a list of companies bookmarked that I reference every time I make a purchase. The order of my purchases being with companies saying they are made in U.S.A. Can't find what I am looking for? I check content. My food purchases are one of the items I check country of origin. Can you imagine how difficult it is to find canned fruit with USA content? They are from all over the world. If I can't find US content I refuse to buy it and complain to the manager although that does little good. Wal-Mart is the worse offender of not buying local or domestic produce and fruit. I find onions, potatoes, apples etc. made either locally or domestic next to imported items at, near or even cheaper. Do we really need to import apples fro New Zealand? I believe the average shopper doesn't even look.
Charlie D. 01/10/17 04:11pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Nat'l Champ. Game Alabama vs Clemson???

Loved the game, defensive game for both teams was great! I take away three things from the game. 1. It was waaaay to long, just a tad over 4 hours. 2. Never was a fan of instant replay reviews, let the refs do their job, good or bad, the bad ones would soon get weeded out. 3. Commentators should do just that, quit trying to be Coaches on air. That's all I have to say about that...... Well said Forest. Towards the end of the game they showed the stats for Hurts and no long throws. Said he could not throw down field. Next play he threw a 68 yd. TD to his tight end.
Charlie D. 01/10/17 03:39pm Around the Campfire
RE: Nat'l Champ. Game Alabama vs Clemson???

Too many 3 and outs by Clemson can be painful but their defense also forced many Alabama's 3 and out. The Tide had most of it's success on the ground and when they went into passing mode they were unable to sustain drives that created a lot of 3 and outs. Told the wife that Saban would restablish the run, which they did but did not stay with it. Glad Clemson won. Reading other forums there was the usual referee references on both sides. One of the most common was the winning TD by Clemson where they used a pick play. Much discussion about whether there should have been a flag. Earlier Clemson used that exact same play with same receiver and same blocker. The second time that won the game was a mirror image. Saban ran on to the field screaming at the officals to no avail on the first one. When Clemson was driving for the winning score I got to thinking:"What if they used the same play again at they same distance from the goal?" Surely there would be no flag by the refs. because they didn't flag the first one" Can you imagine the controversy if they had thrown the flag? After Clemson scored the winning Td I thought the kick off was brilliant. Only one second on the clock and an on side. Totally fooled everyone. I do think the clock should have gone to zero when Clemson or anyone else touched the ball and not had a last play. I think Clemson's coaching and game calling was superior but time management on the last drive drove me crazy. I pay close attention to that in every game because that was something Les Miles always struggled with.
Charlie D. 01/10/17 11:12am Around the Campfire
RE: Ram moving back across the border?

Although every one likes to see jobs come to their country I think the concern is that he is firing off these threats without looking at consequences. Currently five million American jobs are directly attributed to American exports to the very quickly growing Mexican middle class. Starting a tariff war could cost the livelihood of millions of Americans. Countries like Argentina, Brazil and Canada could benefit "bigly" from a trade war between the US and Mexico as that growing middle class is going to buy their products from someone. There are always two sides to a story. I just think negotiation works better in situations like this. Latin America countries are already looking at possible scenarios depending how things go including alternate trade and defense alliances. Sometimes it pays to play nice with neighbours that have options. Very well said. Looking at the bigger picture. January thru November 2016 trade deficit with Mexico was 58.8 billion dollars. Nothing yet for December. I agree that negotiations are best but they must be fair to all involved. IMO, that has not always been the case. I believe that all, including us, would suffer from a trade war but Latin America and Mexico are more heavily involved with U.S. trade and would not be able to make up an appreciable amount with others. Remember that other countries with manufacturing in Mexico depend heavily on the American market thus that would also impact them and even more so the Mexican people. Remember as you said. "Best to look at both sides"
Charlie D. 01/10/17 10:45am Tow Vehicles
RE: 2017 GMC/Chevy DEF tank!

This is an odd thread. The DEF Tank on GM hasn't moved since 2011. Are you just now noticing it? I can't recall a single instance where I have read someone has had a problem with the location when off road or a farmer in a field. Not sure why some think that now the 2017 would have any issues. I have been plenty of places with my truck and have never come close to hitting the DEF tank. These posts are obviously written by people that haven't driven a GM since the model update in 2015. If you had, you would upgrade. I have driven the Ford, have a friend that has one - nice truck, but not as nice as the GM. I have a friend with a Dodge. Can't deny that the Cummings engine is great, but not the transmission and certainly not the quality of anything else on the road. Seems like a case of envy trying to come up with excuses why your truck is better. Like most people that drive a certain kind of truck, you have to justify why you like your brand... Why are you trying to bring common sense to this post? You will soon learn that it does not apply on these forums.:B You can bet that if it was an issue it would have been moved a long time ago. I would think that the fill tube being under the hood would have something to do with that design. I would also think there are fewer issues with putting DEF into the fuel tanks because it is not under the fill cover on the other two. Those locations have been discussed and cussed many times on this forum.
Charlie D. 01/09/17 06:27pm Tow Vehicles
RE: 2017 GMC/Chevy DEF tank!

It's a very strange design, but I enjoy reading how people try to defend and justify it. Or use it as an excuse to make it the reason they did not buy a new GM vehicle. What one is looking at when seeing that thing is the secondary/ protective (spill?) containment pan.
Charlie D. 01/09/17 06:25pm Tow Vehicles
RE: 2017 GMC/Chevy DEF tank!

When I was kicking the tires on my Dad's new '16 Chevy Duramax a couple of months ago, I pointed out that hideous DEF tank to him and that was the first time he even noticed it...LOL. The step bars kind of hide it which helps. Also looking under the truck the DEF tank appears to be about flush with the transfer case skid plate good or bad. Also I could tell my Dad was going to struggle pouring the large DEF containers into the port under the hood so I set him up with a transfer pump and stressed that he flushes it with water after pumping the DEF. Kudos for being a good son and aren't you glad he won't make the mistake of putting it in his fuel tank.
Charlie D. 01/09/17 06:20pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Ram moving back across the border?

Why is Ford shutting down construction of a new facility in Mexico and investing those billion(s) on new infrastructure here in the states. Saw in MSN today that many support and parts manufacturing companies are now stuck with various stages of construction in Mexico. A number of Mexican officials are lamenting that new jobs will not be forthcoming and lay offs are expected. I am not saying threats of heavy import taxes has anything to do with it.
Charlie D. 01/09/17 06:08pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Ram moving back across the border?

Where did I mention the President or "dictator"? You said companies are not politically driven. But the business environment relative to other countries or localities both in costs and stability does in fact have an impact on where and how business operate. True. Didn't Toyota lead the charge (Japansese & Asian automakers) to establish manufacturing facilities in the US decades ago because of A: US demand for their vehicles, and B: To dodge import tariffs on Japanese vehicles in place at the time? Saw the North American CEO of Toyota on TV today. Said they are moving the Corolla from Canada to Mexico.
Charlie D. 01/09/17 06:02pm Tow Vehicles
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