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Topic: 2018 Season Stream of Completely Off-Topic Unconsciousness

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847badgerfan

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Re: 2018 Offseason Stream of Unconsciousness
« Reply #462 on: May 16, 2018, 04:00:48 PM »
Badge: funny you say that,  I read (may not be true now) Chicago prohibited PEX, unions didn't want to use it, was the stated reason.
I'm pretty sure you still cannot use it. Unions don't like it because it takes less labor, and unions rule this state (the one I'm leaving).

I have PEX throughout my boat. Never had one problem.
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Re: 2018 Offseason Stream of Unconsciousness
« Reply #463 on: May 16, 2018, 04:01:21 PM »
In other news, I may have mentioned this, I gave my Sonic to my daughter (who had a full sized truck).  I liked that car. 

Then we traded the Caddy in on a VW Golf GTI, which is a practical kind of car, especially for city driving.  Our underground parking lot is a bit tight in spots and the Golf size is easier to maneuver.  It also has 40 profile tires and a spare versus the 35 profile run flats on the Caddy that caused so much trouble.  They had a GTI Autobahn with a manual on the lot and I think I got a decent deal on it (but you never really know).

Some of the streets here are pretty well pot holed, a few really bad spots.  I was driving the wife around one of the ritzy residential areas so she could ooh and ah.  We're talking tens of millions for these places.  Obviously, some are owned by athletes, and some by upper level execs and entrepreneurs like Arthur Blank, whose checkbook isn't blank.

Cincy has a very nice area called Indian Hill but I never saw a house like some of these.

The midtown area is almost a forest of construction cranes right now.  It sort of smells a bit like a boom before the crash.


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Re: 2018 Offseason Stream of Unconsciousness
« Reply #464 on: May 16, 2018, 04:14:05 PM »
See Sherman did a nice job leveling those crappy out dated plantations & structures.Not only a hell of a General a great civic planner
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Re: 2018 Offseason Stream of Unconsciousness
« Reply #465 on: May 16, 2018, 04:49:34 PM »

Some of the streets here are pretty well pot holed, a few really bad spots.  I was driving the wife around one of the ritzy residential areas so she could ooh and ah.  We're talking tens of millions for these places.  Obviously, some are owned by athletes, and some by upper level execs and entrepreneurs like Arthur Blank, whose checkbook isn't blank.

how do pot holes create themselves w/o freezing and thawing and salt and corrosion?
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Re: 2018 Offseason Stream of Unconsciousness
« Reply #466 on: May 16, 2018, 05:55:41 PM »
how do pot holes create themselves w/o freezing and thawing and salt and corrosion?
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pothole#Formation
Apparently freezing/thawing is only one possible way they form, not a necessary condition. 

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Re: 2018 Offseason Stream of Unconsciousness
« Reply #467 on: May 17, 2018, 08:05:16 AM »
It does freeze here of course, and fairly often in winter at night, but I think the streets just are a result of heavy traffic and little maintenance.  We basically can't drive anywhere from 4 PM to 7 PM, which is OK, though if I have to I can use some back streets.  The grocery is about a mile away.  

The Cincy freeways had some bad potholes while the freeways here are in good shape.  If you hit one at 70 mph with run flat 30 profile tires you can just go buy another $450 tire.  And there was only ONE tire maker that made a run flat in that size.  I didn't want the 19" rims, 18" is plenty.  Larger wheels weigh more than smaller wheels with larger profiles anyway and your cornering capabilities do not improve.  They are cosmetic and hurt performance in most cases.

We're headed back to Cincy over Memorial Day as the village is having a special celebration for my son because the state has named the local freeway for him, or however you call that.  I didn't tell the mayor we moved.  We're flying back and taking MARTA to the airport, which is obviously convenient, and then renting a car in Cincy.

I hear MARTA is going to become "The ATL", which kinda has a ring to it, and will be integrated with the transit systems of the surrounding counties that don't have hard rail.  There is talk about expanding MARTA a bit, but we'll see if there are any funds for that given the expense.  I like the concept of grade separated busways.

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Re: 2018 Offseason Stream of Unconsciousness
« Reply #468 on: May 17, 2018, 08:37:22 AM »
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pothole#Formation
Apparently freezing/thawing is only one possible way they form, not a necessary condition.
90 percent of potholes are caused by water damage. See a crack? If not sealed and maintained, it will be a pothole.
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Re: 2018 Offseason Stream of Unconsciousness
« Reply #469 on: May 17, 2018, 08:44:42 AM »
I'm pretty sure you still cannot use it. Unions don't like it because it takes less labor, and unions rule this state (the one I'm leaving).

I have PEX throughout my boat. Never had one problem.
PEX is really the best (and only) solution on the market for any application where it's not climate controlled at all times.  I ripped out all of the old copper tubing in my Airstream (much of it having burst over the years from improper winterization) and replaced every single foot of it with PEX.  I even got the fancy color-coded stuff, blue for cold water lines and red for hot water.  Not a single problem with that tubing in the ten years I've had the Airstream, I love that stuff.  
Even if you're  using the hard connects instead of the quick-connects at Ts, elbows, and unions, it's still a lot faster than soldering copper (and I've done plenty of both).
I believe it's legal here in Texico in some residential and commercial building applications, but not universally, and it's still not widely used.

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Re: 2018 Offseason Stream of Unconsciousness
« Reply #470 on: May 18, 2018, 07:42:38 AM »
I noticed on a nearby road yesterday just poor street repairs of drainage gratings.  They are recessed enough to cause some potential tire and wheel damage.  I also noticed a small pothole that looked really deep, sharp edged.

There is a section between us and the grocery store that is in bad shape.  I'd say most of the roads are in OK shape consistent with the mild winters.  The road above widens out to six lanes north of us and still has the same concrete surface it had when I lived here in 1970.

This place of course is a LOT different than it was then overall, especially in the 'burbs, and midtown, which was not a nice place back then.  This building was built in 1988 and I kinda wonder what the area was like then.  Colony Square is coming up on a 50th birthday, which tells me I'm getting old as I recall when it was built.  They are doing a ground level major rehab to bring in more street level stores and whatnot, which makes sense versus the very sterile street presence it had originally.  

We had an IKEA order yesterday call and claim we were not home, which pisses me off because we were home and they never checked in at the front desk.  We continue to have issues with delivery folks not showing up and claiming we were not home.  This area is replete with high rise apts and condos and they all share the same scheme.

The wife drove the new car for the first time yesterday.  One thing it lacks is memory seats, which the Caddy had and was convenient.  The Caddy also had ventilated seats which I suspect will be missed in a month or so.


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Re: 2018 Offseason Stream of Unconsciousness
« Reply #471 on: May 18, 2018, 02:30:22 PM »
The Cincy freeways had some bad potholes while the freeways here are in good shape.  If you hit one at 70 mph with run flat 30 profile tires you can just go buy another $450 tire.  And there was only ONE tire maker that made a run flat in that size.  I didn't want the 19" rims, 18" is plenty.  Larger wheels weigh more than smaller wheels with larger profiles anyway and your cornering capabilities do not improve.  They are cosmetic and hurt performance in most cases.
Question regarding run-flat tires. Can you patch/plug them if you pick up a nail/screw? What sort of places will do it?
The wife's BMW has run-flats and picked up a screw. It has a *very* slow leak (i.e. we put air in about once every 7-10 days). When she took it to the dealership for normal service, they said it was a screw and that since it was a run-flat, they won't repair it. The only option was a new tire. We said "we'll figure it out, thx."

I'd like to get it fixed. It's a lease and due back in Oct, and we're hoping to not have to replace any tires.

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Re: 2018 Offseason Stream of Unconsciousness
« Reply #472 on: May 18, 2018, 02:35:13 PM »
I doubt any tire joint will fix it, unless you travel a bit North and find a place with a guy for a thing. 

Or you can try to plug it yourself.
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Re: 2018 Offseason Stream of Unconsciousness
« Reply #474 on: May 18, 2018, 03:26:52 PM »
Run flats should be much the same in the tread areas.  It's the sidewalls that are different.

Put in fixaflat.  But if you do, you can't plug it later.

BMW wants to sell you a tire.

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Re: 2018 Offseason Stream of Unconsciousness
« Reply #475 on: May 18, 2018, 03:47:59 PM »
Getting tired of hearing about shootings in schools. 

There was one attempted earlier this week, not too far West of here in Illinois - Dixon. 

Cop shot the kid before the kid could do harm. Didn't shoot to kill, so the kid is alive. His mother said on the news that he's a good kid.

Umm.. No. 
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