SJCRRPAX
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Do You Maintain Stuff?

Thu Mar 15, 2007 5:06 am

There is a lot of stuff I never maintain, here is my list --- anything else I should be neglecting? My Wife feels neglected too, with all the time I spend on a-net.

1. Water Heater -- I'm suppose to drain off 1 Quart of water every month to remove sediment. Makes the Water heater last longer. I just replace water heater at around 10 years instead of 20?

2. Battery in my car. I think I'm suppose to clean the terminals every couple of months, but I just drive it and every 4 years or so go down to Sears and have them put a new one in for like $70

3. Chain on my garage door opener. It should be lubricated, I think it was once a month. It's 15 years old now, I'll just replace it when it breaks.

4. Emergency Shut off Valves in house. If water fixture breaks I guess I'll just go outside and turn off all the water off. I've been told I should turn those once a month so they don't get stuck if I need to use them.

5. Refrigerator coils -- I clean those once every 5 years, should be monthly.

6. Oil in my car. I go 7,000 miles between oil changes instead of the 3,000 the Jiffy lube place recomends. When car hits 120,000 miles I sell it and leave my poor maintaince problems to an unsuspecting High School Kid.
 
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RE: Do You Maintain Stuff?

Thu Mar 15, 2007 5:13 am

Quoting SJCRRPAX (Thread starter):
anything else I should be neglecting?

A urologist told me once, "three times a week is all we ask, alone or with someone else, your choice, keeps the pipes clean." Neglect as you see fit.  Wink
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RE: Do You Maintain Stuff?

Thu Mar 15, 2007 5:21 am

Quoting SJCRRPAX (Thread starter):
1. Water Heater -- I'm suppose to drain off 1 Quart of water every month to remove sediment. Makes the Water heater last longer. I just replace water heater at around 10 years instead of 20?

I never heard this.. wow.. thats actually an easy enough one to do.... honestly water heaters probably should be ripped out and replaced every 5-10 years anyway. The newer models are more efficient than the older ones so its more cost effective to rip the old one out

Quoting SJCRRPAX (Thread starter):
5. Refrigerator coils -- I clean those once every 5 years, should be monthly.

this would easily take more than an hour considering what is involved in getting to my fridge coils... I am thinking nobody really expects anyone to do some of these maintenance items.
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RE: Do You Maintain Stuff?

Thu Mar 15, 2007 12:12 pm

Quoting SJCRRPAX (Thread starter):
6. Oil in my car. I go 7,000 miles between oil changes instead of the 3,000 the Jiffy lube place recomends. When car hits 120,000 miles I sell it and leave my poor maintaince problems to an unsuspecting High School Kid.

I'm just like you... I easily go 6,000+ miles between oil changes.

Quoting AeroWesty (Reply 1):
A urologist told me once, "three times a week is all we ask, alone or with someone else, your choice, keeps the pipes clean." Neglect as you see fit.

Sounds like good advice! Big grin
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RE: Do You Maintain Stuff?

Thu Mar 15, 2007 12:40 pm

I'm trying to maintain my sanity. I think I'm doing fairly well in that regard.

What else?

People are surprised when I tell them I've had my SUV for nearly six years, as it looks brand new, so I suppose I'm doing well maintaining its appearance. Mechanically speaking, I'm on solid ground. I can't remember when the last time I had my tires rotated though.

I haven't been maintaining my currency as far as my flying is concerned. I haven't flown since May of 2006. I intend to return to flying but haven't decided whether to pursue helicopters or stick with fixed wing. Oh woe is me.... Big grin

I haven't been very good at maintaining contact with friends for various reasons.

I have been good at keeping my computer running well. Regular OS and virus scan updates. Delete junk. About every six months I open up the case and blow the dust out.
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RE: Do You Maintain Stuff?

Thu Mar 15, 2007 1:26 pm

Quoting ShyFlyer (Reply 4):
What else?

Thanks, You got a couple more for my list of do not maintain,

Tires, I know I should rotate the tires and check air pressure, but I usually just leave'em alone unless the air pressure warning goes off in my car. I guess that's why I only got 40K miles instead of 80K miles on my 80K tires.

Computer --- good idea to dust that out, but I usually let it go till the fan starts going like crazy and the CPU temperature warning message goes off.

I wonder how much money I waste with not maintaining things?
 
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RE: Do You Maintain Stuff?

Thu Mar 15, 2007 1:28 pm

At Work I maintain those Freighters  Smile

Apart from that I keep a checklist to remind me of the scheduled work at Home.

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RE: Do You Maintain Stuff?

Thu Mar 15, 2007 2:15 pm

What do I maintain?

At work -

1. My Truck
2. My Equipment

At home -

1. My Room
2. My Garage
3. Simple things around the house that I'm qualified to fix
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RE: Do You Maintain Stuff?

Thu Mar 15, 2007 2:35 pm

Quoting SJCRRPAX (Thread starter):
Do You Maintain Stuff?

Erections mainly........

Quoting SJCRRPAX (Thread starter):
I go 7,000 miles between oil changes instead of the 3,000 the Jiffy lube place recomends

Jiffy lube are just after your money, unless its a diesel you can go 10k between changes if its good oil.

I maintain my boat and cars very well but don't look after my fishing tackle, I buy cheap stuff and biff it when it dies, I can get 2-3 years out of a $25NZ reel.
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RE: Do You Maintain Stuff?

Thu Mar 15, 2007 2:46 pm

my teeth - no cavities

my car - oil changes included in service

my bike - brake pads and tires regular
 
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RE: Do You Maintain Stuff?

Thu Mar 15, 2007 9:25 pm

Quoting ShyFlyer (Reply 4):
can't remember when the last time I had my tires rotated though.

I don't do this either.. Its a pain in the ass to do myself and I hate to pay someone else to do it. I just watch the tire pressures and buy decent tires.. I get pretty good life regardless.
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RE: Do You Maintain Stuff?

Thu Mar 15, 2007 9:44 pm

Quoting ShyFlyer (Reply 4):
I haven't been very good at maintaining contact with friends for various reasons

Shouldn't that be the easy part  Smile
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RE: Do You Maintain Stuff?

Thu Mar 15, 2007 11:43 pm

Quoting HAWK21M (Reply 11):
Shouldn't that be the easy part

One would think so, but that was why I put in the "various reasons."  Wink
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RE: Do You Maintain Stuff?

Fri Mar 16, 2007 2:23 am

I try to maintain:

My camera- I haven't even had for 3 months and it already has a dust spot on the censor.  irked  I should go into my camera dealer and get it cleaned. Other than that it's fine.

my trumpet- it's supposed to be cleaned every 2 months (I think). I haven't cleaned it in over 2 years. ~January 2005 was the last time.

What I don't maintain:

my room being clean
my organization skills
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RE: Do You Maintain Stuff?

Tue Mar 20, 2007 11:49 pm

Quoting ShyFlyer (Reply 4):
I have been good at keeping my computer running well. Regular OS and virus scan updates. Delete junk. About every six months I open up the case and blow the dust out.

This is good. I'm glad you mentioned blowing dust from the inside - it needs to be done.

Quoting YYZflyer (Reply 13):
What I don't maintain:

my organization skills

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I'm also a procrastinator  banghead 

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RE: Do You Maintain Stuff?

Wed Mar 21, 2007 12:15 am

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RE: Do You Maintain Stuff?

Wed Mar 21, 2007 12:17 am

Quoting SJCRRPAX (Thread starter):
There is a lot of stuff I never maintain, here is my list --- anything else I should be neglecting? My Wife feels neglected too, with all the time I spend on a-net.

1. Water Heater -- I'm suppose to drain off 1 Quart of water every month to remove sediment. Makes the Water heater last longer. I just replace water heater at around 10 years instead of 20?

2. Battery in my car. I think I'm suppose to clean the terminals every couple of months, but I just drive it and every 4 years or so go down to Sears and have them put a new one in for like $70

3. Chain on my garage door opener. It should be lubricated, I think it was once a month. It's 15 years old now, I'll just replace it when it breaks.

4. Emergency Shut off Valves in house. If water fixture breaks I guess I'll just go outside and turn off all the water off. I've been told I should turn those once a month so they don't get stuck if I need to use them.

5. Refrigerator coils -- I clean those once every 5 years, should be monthly.

6. Oil in my car. I go 7,000 miles between oil changes instead of the 3,000 the Jiffy lube place recomends. When car hits 120,000 miles I sell it and leave my poor maintaince problems to an unsuspecting High School Kid.

I never do any of that stuff. Stuff doesn't break either, or at least hasn't broken yet.
 
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RE: Do You Maintain Stuff?

Wed Mar 21, 2007 1:34 am

Quoting AeroWesty (Reply 1):
A urologist told me once, "three times a week is all we ask, alone or with someone else, your choice, keeps the pipes clean." Neglect as you see fit. Wink



Quoting ShyFlyer (Reply 4):
I can't remember when the last time I had my tires rotated though.

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