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    Tesla Achilles Heel

    I'm up in North Carolina in the Charlotte area and all of the gas stations are out of gas here because of the shutdown of the pipeline. I couldn't get any gas today for my F-150 anywhere. I down to less than 1/4 tank and I'm worried that I might take the truck out and not be able to get it...
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    Tesla Achilles Heel

    Well, to muddy the water even more, they are predicting a gas shortage this summer because there are not enough truck drivers available to bring the gasoline to the gas stations. https://www.cnn.com/2021/04/27/business/summer-gasoline-shortage/index.html
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    Tesla Achilles Heel

    There is not going to be a need for a lot of public charging stations as the range has increased on the electric vehicles. They simple will not be necessary for the newer electric vehicles. Level 3 Fast Chargers are going to be about all that are needed near the interstate exits and rest...
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    Tesla Achilles Heel

    If you do stupid things with a motor vehicle or jet airplane, like not having an actual driver or pilot, bad things can happen.
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    Tesla Achilles Heel

    Whoa, This thread is on fire. Here's some more information to consider: The range on the new EV's such as the Chevy Bolts that I drive are 259 miles. Even if we take it out and drive it for 100 miles, it will take less than 3 hours to fully re-charged once it is back home and parked in our...
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    Tesla Achilles Heel

    Sorry to chime in late, but here's some feedback from someone that has purchased 5 electric cars over the past 10 years. One thing that I have noticed is there are a whole lot of folks that have "expert advice" about electric cars, but they have never owned (or even driven one). So ask the...
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    Porch Breakage - How to fix? DIY

    A treated 1X2 or 1X3 could replace the rotted face.
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    Subpanel from stove circuit

    If the garage is attached, what the OP is proposing should work. However you can not "bury" any connections. There must be access to any connection.
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    Need new barn - American Steel Carports build?

    This is one of those times where you need to survey the neighbors and others in your area and find out who (or how) they built their barns. Pay attention to the sizes and styles that they used. I can't count how many times, I have saved time, trouble and money by simply having a conversation...
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    Foundation Wall Crack

    I've seen this same type thing happen when the house next door was being built and they cleared the lot with the dozer. The vibration of the dozer can cause the wall to crack on an existing home.
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    Advice for removing a washer connection

    I try like hell not to have any pipes on an outside wall, but since there are already installed, it might be a whole lot easier to keep the pipes in place and insulate around them. It's below ground. Probably not a freeze issue. You might be able to wrap the pipes with foam and use your...
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    Sharkbite Fittings

    The special tool, to release the fitting, is only a few bucks. I wouldn't risk damaging the fitting just to save a few bucks. A leak could cost you thousands.
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    Electronics / Small devices not working correctly

    This is an important subject and I have a few things for all of those reading this thread. 1. An outlet strip is not necessarily a surge protector. Make sure you have an actual surge protector and not just an outlet strip for this type of application. 2. Whole house surge protectors are not...
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    Removing Handle From Bathroom Faucet

    I had one of those last year on a 40 year old home. Ended up have to cut off and replace the valves because they were so corroded. Make sure you turn of the water before applying pressure on stuck washer hoses.
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    Lights not working

    How old is the house? Have you established if the light circuit is actually getting power? Possible causes in no particular order: 1. Bad Breaker 2. GFI tripped 3. Bad connection on outlet or switch that feeds power to the lights. (most likely if breaker is good and GFI is not the issue) 4...
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    Removing Handle From Bathroom Faucet

    It might. But Channel Locks will usually get that hose off. Be sure to replace the hose with a new one. Most folks are using the stainless steel hoses these days.
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    Electronics / Small devices not working correctly

    OP indicates that some of these items have been replaced. Is the new router/modem, thermostat working after being replaced? If the new items are working, then I would suspect there has been a power surge or electrical spike. All of the items mentioned appear to be low voltage after having...
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    Lights not working

    Check the GFI reset on the outlets.
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    New Water Heater delivers cool water after 2 minutes

    It sounds like you might have too small of a water heater. You will need to turn the temperature up in order to be able to mix more cold water with the hot water. That will give you more gallons of water in the bathtub. How big is the bathtub? How far is the bathtub from the water heater...
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    Is this a good quote for windows?

    Based on the limited amount of information you have provided you are at over $1400 a window, it seems high; but we don't know. Maybe you have some unusual windows. Replacement windows generally cost less than half of that number. Count how many windows (count large window sections as multiple...
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