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deadcarp    Posted 12-11-2004 at 21:44:25       [Reply]  [No Email]
well i have a few things working: people really like my no-bending shoe installer, got rails on my bed so i can scootch around easier, have a fancy pulley system in the big doorway for exercising, got a folding tray on the wheelchair so i can carry a dishpan or tools or supper or whatever, got the pulleys outside so ramp traction/ice/snow is no problem, got the grabs in the van so it's easier to get in, got a wide shower bench in the tub so accessing bathing is easier, got my crutch long enough to lean on now, and almost have a $40 hoyer ready that'll lift me back into the chair in case i fall. (it's really a glorified sawhorse with a boat winch and some cable - but it still beats $700/$1700 and this one don't need room to park a harley. :)


Jimbob    Posted 12-12-2004 at 10:54:41       [Reply]  [No Email]
deadcrap- One of these days you are going to invent something worth a fortune (just don't let someone steal it from you).


KellyGa    Posted 12-12-2004 at 07:14:07       [Reply]  [No Email]
You never cease to amaze me! What a wonderful mind you have. :)


Grove r    Posted 12-12-2004 at 07:08:43       [Reply]  [No Email]
DC, if yer talkin' 'bout a "shoe horn", can buy them long handled ones almost anywhere...have had three in the house for a lot of years...two metal ones and a plastic one...they are about two feet long, and surely do save a lot of bending when you are putting your shoes on....R.E.L.


mojo    Posted 12-12-2004 at 06:40:06       [Reply]  [No Email]
Just when you get things where you want/need them then you'll improve and won't need 'em!

Got the chains/blade/houser on the tractor and haven't had a snow since. Just the way things work.

mojo
mdw


abon    Posted 12-12-2004 at 00:18:57       [Reply]  [No Email]
Deadcarp

What do you know about gas furnace filters?

My husband (in nursing home) has warned me to clean the filter in the gas furnace. Any advice you can give me would be appreciated.


deadcarp    Posted 12-12-2004 at 06:13:30       [Reply]  [No Email]
yup, furnace filters are pretty straight forward. they're usually behind a drawer-type panel or a lift-out panel. you'll need to know how big the thing is - they come in several sizes & types. won't hurt to run the thing without a filter while you're looking for a replacement filter. best to have an experienced neighbor or somebody from church or somewhere help the first time, then once you know where it is and whatnot, you can handle the job. all furnace filters do is sit there & trap some of the dust in the heated air. they don't heat anything.


toolman    Posted 12-12-2004 at 00:38:49       [Reply]  [No Email]
filters should be changed or cleaned,every few months or so, some can be cleaned and reused others are throw away, and you buy new ones of the same size,take the cover of the furnace and you,ll see what kind you have.DC will be around later and give you better advice than me.


anon    Posted 12-12-2004 at 01:33:47       [Reply]  [No Email]
Thanks Toolman!

Still don't know if my house is going to blow up though.

I don't trust gas. Felt better with oil heating in the old house.


toolman    Posted 12-12-2004 at 01:47:59       [Reply]  [No Email]
no it won,t blow up with a dirty filter, will use a little more gas though, not a real big concern,i don,t change mine like they should be either, it is something a person should get used to doing at least in the spring and fall.


anon    Posted 12-12-2004 at 11:35:04       [Reply]  [No Email]
I thank you.


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