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Jan. 6, 2014, 1:18 p.m.
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Small trucks

Anyone else with a 2nd Gen Frontier/Xterra have the SES light come on after filling up with Shell 87, yet have it turn off after filling up with Shell 89?

Stock engine w/Volant Cool Air Intake.

Have had the fuel sending unit replaced on warranty a few years back

Im thinking IMS, and a chip, 33s, and a lift should solve the problem:P

If it came off right after you filled up, it could be that you didn't put your cap on right, that'll throw the SES light and it will clear a day or two after you fix it (ie: the next time you filled up).

My SES light (06 Xterra) also comes on due to a design flaw on the evaporative canister valve - it gets clogged with dust when you drive on gravel roads. It's not a critical problem, there are some DIY fixes if you google the problem, but I just clear the code and it's all good until the next time I drive on gravel.

Jan. 3, 2014, 10:27 a.m.
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Tenancy Act

If I understand correctly, you probably have the box checked on your rental agreement that says something to effect of "This is a fixed term lease and at the end of the term, the tenant must vacate the unit". I've been in a similar situation before, and confirmed with the tenancy board that under those terms, you're SOL. Property management companies always select that option because it gives the tenant zero rights at the end of the term.

Do you have any way of contacting the owner of the unit? You could try to get the owner to rent directly to you since they'll save the 10% that Century 21 takes each month. I did that once with a landlord after the property management company proved to be useless (protip: they're all useless).

Dec. 13, 2013, 4:34 p.m.
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Beer

Just picked up the P49 nitro milk stout and enjoying one right now. It's smooooth. So happy that the winter beer season is upon us.

Oct. 27, 2013, 6:10 p.m.
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Downtown bike storage

Will insurance cover the full amount of the bike? I think I remember talking to an insurance company about that and the regular home insurance only covered up to a certain amount (like $2k or something) but you had to pay extra to cover anything more.

Like others have suggested, we have TD insurance, it covers any individual bike up to $5k. (Un)fortunately(?) I don't have any bikes worth more than that. I think the standard TD insurance only covers up to $2k, but part of the deal they give you for being a UBC alumni is increased bike coverage. If you aren't eligible for the alumni perks, shop around, every provider offers slightly different coverage.

Oct. 27, 2013, 11:37 a.m.
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Downtown bike storage

I've been storing my bikes in the common bike storage rooms in downtown condos for a couple years now with no problems (knock on wood). I make sure they're well locked and have double checked that my home insurance will cover me in the event of a theft. Not the ideal situation, but by no means bad enough that I would consider living elsewhere for the sole purpose of having better bike storage.

Aug. 9, 2013, 9:58 p.m.
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Heavy Equipment

Ventilation shafts with too much suction

That may or may not be a tank under construction that collapsed due to wind a few days ago.

June 27, 2013, 12:45 p.m.
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Heavy Equipment

Hot rod!

That picture got me thinking: how does one manage the risk of tipping one of those machines over during operation? The tree in that picture isn't particularly big, but I can imagine a much larger tree at that angle would tend to tip the whole rig over. Is the weight of the machine so great that the tree is insignificant, or are there techniques used for heavier trees?

ps: love all the pictures in this thread.

June 27, 2013, 12:31 p.m.
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when does a boat become a ship?

If a ship is carrying a boat, will the boat take off?

May 31, 2013, 12:08 p.m.
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Mining in BC

Yeah, KenN is right. EPCOR could recover copper from the water they're treating if they wanted to, but it isn't economical. This is according to someone who was involved in the planning of the plant.

The potential open pit mining on Mt. Shear is a completely different story. If it were economical (I don't know first hand if it is), it would probably face more opposition from wealthy residents in the area (Lions Bay, West Van) who don't want a mine in their back yard, than from the "greenies".

May 24, 2013, 2 p.m.
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Skagit River Bridge Collapses.

Is that bottom picture the damage from hitting the bridge? You could do that much damage with a sledge hammer in 2 or 3 blows. Is that all it takes to bring down a 4 lane bridge?

Jan. 21, 2013, 11:30 a.m.
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Mountain bike in condo?

The current condo I live in downtown has a strict "no bikes in the elevator" policy, and given the way the building is managed, I don't doubt for a minute that they would enforce that rule. Having said that, in this building and the last building I lived in, I've stored my bikes in the underground bike storage room. I made certain that my home insurance covered the value of my bikes in the event that something happens, but so far I haven't had a problem.

It's not ideal, but when you're looking at condos, you eliminate a large number if you only look at places that allow bikes in the elevators.

Oct. 23, 2012, 4:33 p.m.
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Proper Fit! Mighty Rider is Mighty!

After reading this thread I decided to drop by Mighty Riders and get a fitting for the bike that I've been riding for 6 years. Coming in with my circa 2005 Norco that I bought without having a clue how a road bike should fit, I was expecting to get laughed at when I walked in the shop. Turns out the bike actually fits me alright, but what amazed me most was how a couple little tweaks to the handlebar and seat made it feel like a completely different bike.

Even more important than the physical bike fitting, Ed took the time to go over a number of different aspects about my form on the bike and what I can do to improve it. Like Nat said, it's the kind of stuff that makes me feel ashamed of the way I rode in the past.

All in all I'm completely happy with the fitting. By the far the best money I've spent on anything cycling related. Thanks!

Oct. 11, 2012, 12:27 p.m.
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parallel circuits

Turn the ammeter dial from 10A to 1A…

I'm not trying to be a dick, I think your calculations are right (as long as the measured resistance is correct).

Oct. 10, 2012, 4:45 p.m.
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Outsourcing Canadian Jobs to Chinese in Canada

Anyone old enough to remember Tumbler Ridge?
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tumbler_Ridge

I just spent a year working in Tumbler Ridge. One of the mines in the area was flying in workers from Montana because they couldn't find enough people locally.

I agree that bringing in Chinese workers smacks of selling out to the lowest bidder, but the reality is there aren't enough people willing to work up there. The main problem is that Fort Mac pays a lot better than the mining companies do. If they slow down in Alberta, maybe some more Canadians will come to Tumbler Ridge. For the year that I spent there, we had huge turnover because everyone left to go work in the oilsands. (Full disclosure: I was working for an engineering/construction company, but the miners were experiencing the same thing).

June 6, 2012, 4 p.m.
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Any resonable places for a hair cut in Vancouver

I go to a place at Homer and Pender. $22 for a hair cut, no neck massages or reach arounds or any of that garbage.

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