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Old 02-17-2014, 04:07 AM
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Needed a multi bank battery tender for the past 2 years so I finally broke down and picked this one up for $81 shipped (best price I could find) today. Has good reviews so hope it works well at keeping my batteries charged (mainly only need it during the winter months).

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I have the cheapest one that they make , looks like a little wall adapter , and its done the job for over 5 years now .

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Old 02-17-2014, 04:32 AM
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Best results for a tender. Plug the vehicle in every time it isn't being used. Especially bikes.
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Old 02-17-2014, 06:20 PM
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Decided to dip my toes into the waters of Tube Audio,
Yaqin pre-amp/tube buffer:

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Least expensive way to see if I like the difference in sound compared to solid state, I went ahead and removed the guard and replaced the tubes that it came with, so far I do like it, sound seems more natural and spatial.
Will prob. end up buying an actual Tube Amplifier once the car is complete.
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Old 02-17-2014, 08:12 PM
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well, static shock killed our thermostat, so went and upgraded to a wifi model, which then requires a "c" wire which we didn't have, so the heating dude is installing it right now at home.

we've been living on whatever the old thermostat remembered as "the program" for the last week, which apparently was 62 and then at like 9PM it went up to 70.

yay winter?

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Old 02-20-2014, 02:24 AM
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Sick! I have one similar, I just need to get my record player repaired so I can start using it again.

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Old 02-20-2014, 07:56 AM
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Sick! I have one similar, I just need to get my record player repaired so I can start using it again.
Record player it's the only thing I don't have, since its only got one set of inputs, and most of my actual CD's are stored in a rack of 100 disc changer/jukeboxes I just picked up a cheapo source switch off flea-bay, it'll give me the option of, single disc, jukeboxes, or mp3's off the phone. And I have another pair of tubes ordered, that'll hold me over until I can work an actual amp into the budget.

I will say that the whole tube audio world is pretty interesting, I may even build my own amp, the electronics behind it all are actually fairly simple and there are a lot of DIY resources online.
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Love the tubes! I bought a tube pre-amp for recording a couple of jobs back, remarkable difference in the sound processing through it.

I bought an official BMW bicycle, err, spare tire kit for the E90 after my recent pot hole adventure, figured I am playing with fire to not have one while running on conventional tires...

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Have not been online in a bit, works been busy and I finally closed on my house!

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Now all I need is to rebuild the barn that's about to fall down into a functioning garage!
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that is one bad ass house, congrats man! Is this your first home purchase?
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Yes, this is my first home, my wife purchased the condo we are currently in in 2007. It's now to small for us, 3 kids, & two dogs.

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amazing digs man, CONGRATS
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Looks nice, I may be going down this route soon, curious how this unit is working out for you?

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well, static shock killed our thermostat, so went and upgraded to a wifi model, which then requires a "c" wire which we didn't have, so the heating dude is installing it right now at home.

we've been living on whatever the old thermostat remembered as "the program" for the last week, which apparently was 62 and then at like 9PM it went up to 70.

yay winter?

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Thank you! It's been a process that's for sure almost lost it on Christmas eve when a counter offer came in, and my loan almost fell through due to freelance work history being (Risky) to the underwriter. Glad the day is finally here to call it mine

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