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Old 10-25-2022, 08:29 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Ranges are dead simple. They should last 50+ years.

What I don't get is why a BBQ can't last that long. They don't have any moving parts to speak of.

Just spent $600 on a Webber Genesis 3-burner natural gas BBQ to replace my 12 year old rusted out one.

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Old 10-25-2022, 09:57 PM   #12 (permalink)
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What I don't get is why a BBQ can't last that long. .... to replace my 12 year old rusted out one.
How long would the range last if you left it outside?
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Ranges are dead simple. They should last 50+ years.
Should last for decades but they don't because the control panels give out. Only so many cycles before the buttons are toast. (Makes me wonder if the capacity buttons on my dish washer will be more reliable)

It has been the same with washers and dryers for me. It isn't the motor or bearings that give out - it is the controls. Our electric clothes dryer is 21 years old and none of the cycles work anymore. However it will still start and run so we just have to set a timer.
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Captain Bob on Aging Wheels bought some EV named for a stripper. I hadn't heard of it. I couldn't find any mention here, so I mentioned it!

He was tired of the old worn-out walls, so he didn't sell it like J.R., he decided to cut 2x4s so he can install OSB over it, because he only does flammable and explosive things in there all of the time!

However, after cutting one 2x4 to fit he decided to give up 3.5" on each wall and nail studs to the steel crossmembers.

That left him with walls almost a foot thick and I thought "Those would allow for crazy insulation!"

He said that insulating it would be crazy, so he did!

He changed tools and techniques multiple times for multiple aspects, but he blew cellulose insulation into his almost foot-thick walls and then cut plugs with his CNC or something.

The walls don't go all of the way to the ceiling and he didn't add insulation to the ceiling, so he added a mini split instead!

Pioneer had given him some mini splits, but he wanted to try MrCool. He says that not only are they identical, undoubtably made in the same factory, but they are interoperable, although MrCool is slightly cheaper, available with free shipping on Amazon, and is easier to install.
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Old 10-30-2022, 05:49 PM   #15 (permalink)
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Mom keeps saying she wants a new stove. Some of her burners have difficulty lighting. I put a cookie sheet upside-down on the left side. Once both light I move it out of the way and turn off the burner I am not using.

I bought a firestarter from Harbor Freight and Mom threw it away.

I keep asking when she wants me to fix it and she keeps saying that she has a home warranty, but since she pays $25 monthly and has a $50 copay, she wants to cancel.

Like with the range hood, she just wants to replace it, but she wants an electric stove, which will cost more (at least monthly), and she needs to have 220 put in.

I keep wondering if we can sell the current one on Facebook Marketplace and let me fix the fan before they install the new one.

I really need to do paperwork for my second agency.

By the way, I may finally get my brother as a client. His SLP dropped us. Strangely, she, not the boss, assigned a new SLP, who just graduated.

I needed to train the old one, I don't want to train the new one!

The old one said the new one would text her that night.

That was Friday?

We haven't heard.

Also, she is pregnant, so she will have maternity leave.
This SLP said the other one is building her caseload, but even with 6 clients her agency pays her more than I earn with 13--and her husband is a doctor, but he is in his residency, and all of our residents move away once they finish, so we will probably go back and forth with different SLPs until we finally get someone stable--until they reassign us again.

Then there are our connection problems, which seemed to be part of why the SLP dropped us, although she said she is discontinuing all of her teleclients.

Arizona pays less for teletherapy now and it will be less still January First, potentially one-third what we receive for rural clients in-person.
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Arizona pays less for teletherapy now and it will be less still January First, potentially one-third what we receive for rural clients in-person.
It makes sense to pay less for teletherapy as you aren't paying someone $0.63 per mile to drive patient to patient in rural areas. 1/3rd sounds low but I guess it depends on the average distance between rural patients in AZ.
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Well, they don't pay us 63 per mile, it is a deduction, and I am in the 22% tax bracket, so for each mile I drive between clients--not between my home and my clients--I owe 13.86 less.

When I was seeing clients in Phoenix and driving my 44 MPG Civic I didn't save enough on my taxes to cover my gas.

Now I have clients an hour away, but I try to group them.

Our office keeps talking to me about a mom who rarely responded and the first time she confirmed she didn't answer her door. Then she either claimed she needed to have her hair waxed or just didn't respond until I stopped reaching out.

They told me to e-mail her, sometimes she responds to that.
The other day they told me to try to schedule something during the week and I said that I couldn't drive to the same town an hour away twice a week for just one client.
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How long would the range last if you left it outside?
If it were properly designed for the environment in which it will be used; decades. Cars can live outside for decades and continue functioning.

Not only that, but I always covered the grill. The major part that rusted out doesn't even get wet unless you a. don't use a grill cover and b. leave the lid open.

The pan is rusting out, especially near the ignitor. You can see one of my crackpot repairs near the middle ignitor where I created a support using metal and a bolt I had laying around.




This thing has an Affinity to rust.
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Heat, humidity, and being food-safe probably make it difficult to make barbecues last.

How long do covers last?
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Heat, humidity, and being food-safe probably make it difficult to make barbecues last.

How long do covers last?
1-4 years depending on the quality.

Always drove me crazy that you need to buy a cover for the cover of the BBQ.

Anyhow, the new Weber grill looks better quality because the pan is cast instead of thin gauge steel with parts welded onto it. It weighed a ton, so if that's an indication of quality...

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