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Biography:LSU Mechanical Engineer Graduate
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re: Ceramic Coating Cars, Worth it, or Snake Oil? - LSUtigerME
[quote]Is ceramic coating a new vehicle worth the money or "snake oil". Is a good wash and wax with a quality productive all that you need?[/quote] Is it a professionally prepped and applied product, or the dealership add-on package? Dealerships will apply a “spray-on” ceramic coating, which is r...
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re: Anyone have a 30-35 gallon gas caddy? - LSUtigerME
I’ve pondered them but can not justify it. As mentioned, weight is the biggest drawback. They are very cumbersome and could not be easily lifted/loaded/refilled from the back of a truck. I also don’t typically need 30 gallons of fuel, so a few 5 Gal cans is sufficient for normal, non-hurricane us...
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re: Do you allow your elementary aged kids to play Fortnite? - LSUtigerME
You can restrict the ability to communicate with other players, or enable it for Party Chat only. The game itself is pretty moderate as it’s very cartoonish style. You could certainly play with him at first as well....
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re: Would cutting production of midgrade gas help with fuel pricing? - LSUtigerME
Most stations will only have premium and regular fuel tanks, and mid-grade is blended at the pump. It can be made and delivered, but there’s no real purpose in that. As for the “additives”, those are all blended in at the terminal. So from a fuel supply perspective, it doesn’t matter. It all com...
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re: bare ground herbicide around home question - LSUtigerME
Start with something like Groundclear or RM43 and see if it works for you. It’s supposed to be good for a year. I’ve had success with it in driveways and other small areas, but not in a ditch where it will see water. I have not seen a problem with “run off” of the product once it dries and settl...
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re: For Those Of You That Switched from Satellite TV to a Streaming TV Service...Any Regrets? - LSUtigerME
I switched and also love it. But I’ll offer the negatives just for a counter evaluation. - Requires a good internet connection to use. You mention Starlink and are comparing to a Dish service, so it should be similar in terms of outages and weather. - Ease of access. It requires another device...
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re: Need advice on handling workplace violence/threat/harassment. - LSUtigerME
What an absolute shite company. Regardless of the outcome, you should not continue to work there. Market is pretty hot right now, follow through with the investigation, but plan your exit. Reach out to HR. Go up another level. The Plant Manager is not above HR Leadership or lawsuit. There’s a r...
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re: is there any way to access FB marketplace without an account? - LSUtigerME
[quote]i put my f150 on there last year when i was planning to sell it and good lord -- so many comments of people saying she was stupid and selling it for way too much. [/quote] Larger items like vehicles can be really tough, regardless of the host site. FB certainly has their share of idiots ...
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re: Pools - Saltwater vs Chlorine - LSUtigerME
As for the long term costs, how much do you value your time? Or ability to swim without having to clean/clear up the pool first? The SWG can be cleaned with acid, but they will eventually corrode and fail after some time. I’m not sure the reliability of automatic chlorine dispensers or other chlo...
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re: Pools - Saltwater vs Chlorine - LSUtigerME
As a recent new pool owner, saltwater (or more specifically a Saltwater Chlorine Generator) is far easier and consistent than a chlorine pool. My pool ran as a chlorine pool from startup for about 6 months before the SWG was installed. Before it was installed, I was constantly buying pucks for t...
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re: is there any way to access FB marketplace without an account? - LSUtigerME
The whole premise of FB Marketplace is to sell/buy from people who have a profile with history and information. It helps to minimize the scams and BS you have to deal with on sites like Craigslist. ...
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re: Need a New Weedeater - LSUtigerME
I’ve always recommended Stihl or Echo. I have the FS94R and it’s been great. It’s powerful for what I need and incredibly light. I added a Darwin Grip and have trimmed for hours at a time. It’s light and powerful, but also has a smaller fuel tank....
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re: Nationwide Starlink deployment delayed until mid 2022 - LSUtigerME
[quote]I see some negativity on speeds slowing down. Any users can confirm this? I'm currently on dsl network paying $70 a month for 20 mbps download. It's choppy and we have down periods weekly where the speeds aren't enough for streaming. We're excited for the upgrade.[/quote] Speeds are wa...
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re: Septic Air Pump - LSUtigerME
Blow out the air line, check for debris, etc. I recently replaced mine (only 3 years old), but my dad was able to find a rebuild kit for his online. Was only $60 and easy to do. So if you can’t get it straight and thing it might be a problem with the diaphragm pump, consider a rebuild kit op...
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re: Hustler Raptor SD 54” - Caught on Fire - LSUtigerME
Assuming it’s a few years old, did it have the muffler heat shield installed? It did not come stock and was an add-on after the fact, at least in 2016. This would burn grass if you parked/stopped while it was running. Maybe it had a buildup or you parked over something combustible? I had a 48” Hu...
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re: Resume service and headhunters, is it worth it? - LSUtigerME
[quote]Project Management and Technical side of O&G. Any recommendations on a resume service. [/quote] It can certainly be beneficial there. However, based on some of your later responses, it may be better to tailor the resume you use to apply to the job requirements. You don’t need to list ...
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re: Resume service and headhunters, is it worth it? - LSUtigerME
Depending on your industry, it can hugely beneficial. In general though, I think having a service clean it up and review it can’t hurt. They’re not very expensive, and you can always use what you have if you don’t like it. The services excel at hitting the key words and optimizing the resume agai...
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re: Sub Compact with belly mower VS ZTR - Need Opinions - LSUtigerME
How many trees or other obstacles are in the lawn? Can you get the tractor close enough to the house to actually cut it? A Zero Turn will be significantly faster and much more maneuverable around obstacles when it comes to mowing. However, a tractor with loader has a lot of other benefits as wel...
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re: Can I use any appropriate sized blades for my mower? - LSUtigerME
As mentioned, the most important thing is the length and shaft size/shape. However, I’ve found going with a heavier blade really impacts the performance of the cut I get and I’ve been going back to OEM style/weight high lift blades....
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re: Pole Barn Kits - LSUtigerME
Mueller if you want a steel frame/red iron kit. Mallet if you want wood, but there’s a lot of complaints about them on TD. There’s a lot of options for builders and companies depending on what you want. Wood, red iron, or square tubing. I just had a 30x50 building built by AllTrade out of ...
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