How many hours work at minimum wage (or average or median wage, if you
prefer) did it take to buy one of those long-lasting refrigerators? And
how many hours to buy one of the newer (allegedly) short-lifespan ones?
Me either. I used to enjoy changing light bulbs much more frequently.
And I miss our 27" TV that projected 3' feet out from the wall, weighed
100lbs and consumed 200 watts. And those new flat panels that have 1080p
resolution can't compare to that fuzzy old picture...
Ain't that the truth. I have a Panasonic flat screen I was actually
hoping would go out because I wanted to get a new LCD/LED flat screen.
We ended up putting it in the bedroom. It still works as good as when we
bought it 10 years ago. Damn it!
I don't know how recent the things are about which the OP is
complaining, but every one of the items in those categories is doing
just fine here: HE laundry detergent that washes clothes fine,
front-load washer that uses very little water and in which water does
not collect and stink (and how would the clean rinse water stink?),
1.6gpf toilets flush just fine and save water, CFL and LED bulbs
illuminate just fine and save electricity(although the latter are still
rather expensive), lawn mower starts first or second pull every time
(has an electric starter that also works fine, but I hardly ever
bother), haven't noticed any paint discoloration (but everybody knows
that some colors fade more than others), refrigerator still going strong
after about 8 years.
And our gas cans without vent caps work just fine -- two 6-gal. ones,
three 2-gal. ones.
On Monday, May 13, 2013 2:12:08 PM UTC-6, Danny D wrote:
Why would one need nine gas cans on one's property?...unless one was
a firebug? Or perhaps a collector of stuff people threw away "cause it was
NO DAMNED GOOD. I hate these new vent-less cans...seems to me they tried
to solve a problem that didn't exist or rarely existed. I've spilled
more gas with these stupid things than enough.
I think the nanny state(s), with respect to gasoline containers,
are all listed here: http://ezpourspout.com/wp/order/
- Washington, DC
- New Hampshire <== this one surprises me
- New Jersey
- New York <== also has whacko gasoline transportation laws
But, I do agree: California CARB is the most idiotic.
Simple. Because nine is the most I can fit in my trunk.
I wish I got them for free. They're all less than a year old.
Bought them all at Lowes.
They are designed to only half the problem, which is to hold
the gas *in* the can; but they forgot the other half of the
basic requirement which is to allow the gas to come *out*!
I remove the cap altogether and simply siphon the 5 gallon cans
into a vehicle and pour the 2 gallon cans into a funnel for
the lawn equipment. I have a 1 gallon can for the two-stroke
All I need is a good flat one-piece gas cap for all of them.
If only I could find it...
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