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Old 02-07-2011, 09:02 PM   #22 (permalink)
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Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Quad Cities, Illinois
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The Nice Car - '01 BMW 530i
90 day: 29.58 mpg (US)

Ol' Clacky - '96 Honda Civic DX

Silver Slowpoke - '97 Honda Civic HX
90 day: 53.77 mpg (US)
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You are close, I sold a house and 5.5 acres in Pennsylvania that I bought in 1999 for $268,000 for $470,000 in 2006. The Realtor that I was dealing with wanted me to list for $300,000 "for a quick sale". I fired him and held out a year and a half, finally settling for $470,000. I had to show the house 22 times, not bad profit.
I had a wood gasifier that could power an 11 horse engine, it was a terrible pain. I would do it in war or emergency, but not every day. I can't imagine driving down I-80 with a gasifier on my Civic. Someone would shoot me. It's bad enough trying to go 60 MPH on the highway without being blown off the road. I did burn some ear corn in my woodstove last winter when I ran out of firewood in the spring. That worked ok, not too much ash, but not an awful lot of heat either.
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