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Old 06-01-2012, 01:07 PM   #12701
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take it in to an auto parts store and have the entire system before you spend anything, its a free service usually.
Ended up just being the terminal loose/corroded on the alternator. I really need to address that ---- soon. The main wire is pretty warm, and early this morning I could see a glowing red hot chunk of something on the terminal. I jammed the 3 wires (main, headlight and fog light) into a battery terminal connector that was way too big and filled it with solder, so it's far less than optimal.
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Old 06-01-2012, 09:29 PM   #12704
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FUUUU, is anyone else having problems opening their PM box? I see I have new messages but opening results in a database error. I was supposed to buy a set of suspension bushings
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Old 06-01-2012, 09:33 PM   #12705
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FUUUU, is anyone else having problems opening their PM box? I see I have new messages but opening results in a database error. I was supposed to buy a set of suspension bushings
I am having the same database error. I will see if I can get in contact with someone to fix it.

Did you buy the bushings from Brgracer?
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Old 06-01-2012, 09:38 PM   #12706
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I was trying to at least. The pop up notification said item marked as sold as the subject, so I guess not. ----
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There appears to be a common standard across all manufacturers for the overall width of a roll of paper towels, as well as for the inside diameter of the core.

1: Is this a global standard, or have different countries standardized on different paper towel formats?

2: How on earth did this standard come to be? There doesn't seem to have ever been an Industry Council on Paper Towel Interoperability, and yet regardless of what brand of paper towels I buy, they always fit perfectly into my one paper-towel holder.


The same also seems to be true for toilet paper, shower curtains (size and number of ring perforations), the vent hose on the back of a clothes dryer, finished lumber, razor blades (the old double-edged kind) and the mechanical interface between a garbage disposer and the drain hole in the bottom of a kitchen sink.


AND YET:

There is no uniform standard for the width of oven racks, the thread pitch / diameter of faucet aerators, the bolt pattern for car wheels, moveable type, or the height of a paperback book.
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so im in at work and one of the ricers comes in and starts asking questions about my car, of course i bs him a bit. anyway he starts asking about the diff, and then says one of the most retarded things i have ever heard. he said " bro the first thing i would do if that was my whip, would be welding the diff and taking it drifting". from a guy that had a honda civic "setup for drifting" in its original fwd configuration with retarded amount of negative camber
I just walked away before i got yelled at for calling a customer retarded to their face.
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Old 06-02-2012, 01:24 AM   #12711
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Jerry Lee Lewis was the devil, Jesus was an architect previous to his career as a prophet.
All of a sudden, I found myself in love with the world...so there was only one thing that I could do...was ding a ding dang my dang a long ling long....

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Old 06-02-2012, 10:44 AM   #12712
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There appears to be a common standard across all manufacturers for the overall width of a roll of paper towels, as well as for the inside diameter of the core.

1: Is this a global standard, or have different countries standardized on different paper towel formats?

2: How on earth did this standard come to be? There doesn't seem to have ever been an Industry Council on Paper Towel Interoperability, and yet regardless of what brand of paper towels I buy, they always fit perfectly into my one paper-towel holder.


The same also seems to be true for toilet paper, shower curtains (size and number of ring perforations), the vent hose on the back of a clothes dryer, finished lumber, razor blades (the old double-edged kind) and the mechanical interface between a garbage disposer and the drain hole in the bottom of a kitchen sink.


AND YET:

There is no uniform standard for the width of oven racks, the thread pitch / diameter of faucet aerators, the bolt pattern for car wheels, moveable type, or the height of a paperback book.
AND YET

the brand of toilet paper I buy in package type A is about 3/8" wider than in package B. Also it is 500 2-ply sheets in package A and 300 2-ply sheets in package B.

Package A is single quantity, paper wrapped. Package B is a 4-pack wrapped in plastic. B is obviously more convenient from a "how many can I carry without bags?" standpoint, but the fewer sheets means I run out 40% faster. That means purchasing significantly more rolls and taking up limited storage space. It also means little brown tubes.

What's worse, package B's narrower width--while subtle--makes the wrapped wiping area a different aspect ratio and makes me nervous about potentially exposing hand skin surface to excrement ESPECIALLY during the second-wipe phase when the wrap has been folded in half.

Not to mention the 1-ply and 2-ply product has almost exactly the same label when viewed from more than 12 inches away.

INCIDENTALLY:

You can buy shower curtains in various sizes most places. I recommend the washable nylon fabric style as they tend to outlast the plastic sheet style and would consider them a cost effective upgrade.
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Old 06-02-2012, 10:49 AM   #12713
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so im in at work and one of the ricers comes in and starts asking questions about my car, of course i bs him a bit. anyway he starts asking about the diff, and then says one of the most retarded things i have ever heard. he said " bro the first thing i would do if that was my whip, would be welding the diff and taking it drifting". from a guy that had a honda civic "setup for drifting" in its original fwd configuration with retarded amount of negative camber
I just walked away before i got yelled at for calling a customer retarded to their face.
Where do you work again? When my buddy cons me into working at the parts store to help him, I get these guys from time to time. Just nod your head and smile. Somewhere, someone is on a level where what we say sounds just as stupid.
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Old 06-02-2012, 12:56 PM   #12714
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There appears to be a common standard across all manufacturers for the overall width of a roll of paper towels, as well as for the inside diameter of the core.

1: Is this a global standard, or have different countries standardized on different paper towel formats?

2: How on earth did this standard come to be? There doesn't seem to have ever been an Industry Council on Paper Towel Interoperability, and yet regardless of what brand of paper towels I buy, they always fit perfectly into my one paper-towel holder.
I suspect that the reason for paper-towel uniformity is the enormous cost of paper-mill machinery. I'm pretty sure there are only a couple companies that make paper machines, and each one utilizes a large number of conditioning and drying rollers, which probably all come from the same 1 or places. If you were spending a boatload of money to set up a mill(tens of millions of $), the last thing you need is for one of your custom-size drying stations to go toes-up, so everybody goes with a standard off-the-shelf size so that replacement parts are sort-of readily available. Otherwise, every mill would have to stock millions of dollars of extra replacement parts or face prolonged down time.

Since everybody's equipment is the same width, the towels are the same width - although they could vary the width of the rolls merely by moving the trimming knives if they wanted.

I'm in the packaging business, and have been to several paper mills. They're interesting in a big-effin-machinery way, but they otherwise are good places to avoid.
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I did a long contract at Pactiv. They make Hefty brand products. There are engineers there, who have spent their entire career doing one thing. Some concentrate on rolling up sheet goods, and others on unrolling those same sheets for processing. There is much more involved in it than I would have ever imagined.

BTW, those Zoo Pals paper plates in the shape of cartoon characters, with several compartments? I designed the machine and conveyors to stack them up for packaging.
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Goodluck. Text me if you have any questions. I am sitting at work currently getting all my RHEL system back up and online after downtime for network maintenance.
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Old 06-02-2012, 01:51 PM   #12718
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lol i do that math in the store to make sure the brand im buying is the lowest cost per sq ft. iirc brawny was cheaper than bounty, but now they raised the prices.
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Old 06-02-2012, 02:17 PM   #12719
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I suspect that the reason for paper-towel uniformity is the enormous cost of paper-mill machinery. I'm pretty sure there are only a couple companies that make paper machines, and each one utilizes a large number of conditioning and drying rollers, which probably all come from the same 1 or places.
And I'm sure that today this is indeed true.

But thing back to the origins of the paper towel in the early 1900s. At that time, folded paper towels (and dispensers for same) were made by many different companies, and to many different standards. Even today, folding paper towels from Company A will not fit properly into the dispenser from Company B, and intentionally I'm sure.

How is it, then, that at the consumer level paper towels on a roll became standardized? Why did the industry reach consensus on that, and by what means?




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the brand of toilet paper I buy in package type A is about 3/8" wider than in package B. Also it is 500 2-ply sheets in package A and 300 2-ply sheets in package B.
True this. And of course greater discrepancies exist in the width of toilet paper sold in bulk rolls to prisons, elementary schools, etc.

But, again at the consumer level, we seem to have a de-faco "not to exceed" dimension for both the width and diameter of the roll, such that no dispenser will be too small for any roll.

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Really? I'd never noticed.

What I do note is that when I buy a new shower curtain, and a new box of shower curtain rings, I never have to worry about the quantity of rings relative to the number of ring-holes in the curtain. Even if the curtain and rings are purchased from different vendors, they always seem to match.
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Where do you work again? When my buddy cons me into working at the parts store to help him, I get these guys from time to time. Just nod your head and smile. Somewhere, someone is on a level where what we say sounds just as stupid.
some dude was trying to tell me that Miatas came from the factory with rotaries and that I was an idiot for switching to a "v4"
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