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Old 12-29-2013, 12:08 PM   #8891
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Happy 59th my friend! Only 182 short days until you can start dipping into your retirement funds without penalty. May this journey be swift and filled with financial positives that allow you to join us full times in the pursuit of constant joy. You certainly have earned your place on the rainbow.
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Old 12-29-2013, 12:14 PM   #8892
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Happy 59th my friend! Only 182 short days until you can start dipping into your retirement funds without penalty. May this journey be swift and filled with financial positives that allow you to join us full times in the pursuit of constant joy. You certainly have earned your place on the rainbow.
Thanks Barb!
There is soo much that needs to be accomplished but others who have done it inspire!

I have taken my last stab for a while at rewriting song lyrics - but the 59th Bridge St song comes to mind. Slow down. You move to fast...
Just like eating the elephant - one bite at a time. We will get there and this is the target year. Just have to take it as it comes.

Off to celebrate a little.
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Old 12-29-2013, 12:49 PM   #8893
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OK MUTIES:

Remember to call Jeff (RVM #39) Monday after 12:00 PM CST so we can talk to him about important things like: 1) how long our tires last; 2) how our reefer is cooling; 3) how the roof is holding up; and other assorted important topics. I know that he won't want to watch ESPN2 at that time since MI will be playing KS State in the Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl. Who is favored Jeff?

Seriously - how is your reefer working? I bought a new N841 in June and the freezer will get down to .8 f, needless to say it makes ice cream to hard to get out of the carton but that's what the microwave is for.

I wish everyone an enjoyable New Year doing what you like to do, be it on the road or being at the S & B.

Thinking about the property taxes that are going to be due next month sure increases the wunderlust.

Have a happy and blessed New Year.
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Old 12-29-2013, 12:49 PM   #8894
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Happy 59th Steve!! From RVM 59! Life is a journey best spent on the rainbow! The song is great. Mutanthood brings out all the hidden talent in mutants.
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Old 12-29-2013, 01:30 PM   #8895
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We're having a party, yeah, yeah, everybody's invited, The new generation along with the old. If you could get with it just a little more, it don't take much tryin', You'll find out if you've got some rock & roll soul

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Old 12-29-2013, 01:44 PM   #8896
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Mike, before reservoirs that held water some would put in hot water to try and get the pot to work faster. Unfortunately it softened up the rubber tubing and the pressure from the pump would cause the tubing to slip of the metal tube. Once it slipped off the pressure was reduced because of the leak, the tube stopped slipping and leak continued. We had two that leaked but hot water was not the culprit. i was able to take the pot apart, clean it and put the tube back on the metal part. Most likely it was the hard water we have and the calcium build up. Using the wire rod provided and vinegar as suggested in the manual should keep it working for a long time.

Next time you do need to purchase one, get it at Bed Bath & Beyond. Keep the receipt and in a few years when it stops working take it back to a BB&B and they will replace it - no questions. And, most of the time you can print out a 20% discount coupon, or ask as Earlene usually has a couple in the glove box and I'll spend $0.50 just for you and mail it.

From what I have read, one of the fixes for a leak is to move the rubber washer down a little or replace it with a small O-ring. I have plenty of those.

It didn't come with a rod; just said to use a paper clip and vinegar.
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Old 12-29-2013, 01:56 PM   #8897
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I wasn't being negative at all. Sorry if it came off that way. I was presenting what I thought might be helpful if another mutant wished to try fixing a Keurig. The leaking solenoid is the #1 reason they fail. The parts are cheap but a whole new brewer is not. I assumed I'm not the only 'Fix-It Mutant' there is.

Money not spent replacing something can be used in the pursuit of rainbows.
I'm a fix it guy too. Didn't even know they had solenoids and pumps. Thought it was all gravity.
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Old 12-29-2013, 03:17 PM   #8898
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There you are #59...been wondering where you were riding.....welcome back!
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Old 12-29-2013, 04:27 PM   #8899
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There you are #59...been wondering where you were riding.....welcome back!
Thank you, I have been in and out of the rainbow mostly reading to keep up.
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Old 12-29-2013, 05:01 PM   #8900
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The paper clip trick

I've seen the paper clip trick a couple of dozen times. But having stripped a Keurig down to it's chassis I can tell you that the only way a paper clip is going to help is if a chunk of scale got stuck in the 90 degree turn there. There just ain't nothing else north of the needle that you can get to. You're more likely to put a hole in the silicon tubing and make it leak.

The trick that worked best for us was to use the bulb of a turkey baster to force air through the water intake while holding the overflow ports closed. That seems to free up stuck solenoids and/or clogs temporarily. I can't tell you the name we used for that trick........

We use softened and RO water and scale still builds up rather quickly.

The b70 will tell you when to de-scale but the mini will just get slower and slower until it clogs. I'm de-scaling my mini today! (I needs my coffee!)

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Old 12-29-2013, 05:02 PM   #8901
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Happy Birthday Steve! They seem to come faster and faster..birthdays that is, the more you have behind you, the quicker the next one is here. Best wishes for the accomplishment of whatever you need, in order to go as full time as you wish. Keep your eye on the prize!
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Old 12-29-2013, 05:41 PM   #8902
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^^^ thanks Judy! Keeping you and your family in our thoughts. Update as you can.
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^^^ thanks Judy! Keeping you and your family in our thoughts. Update as you can.
Another milestone in thread longevity. Who wudda thunk??

Have a great BD oh second in command.

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Holy Batman Paws. 4 parts of about 15 minutes each on an entirely different machine? I'm all for saving money (was raised cheap), but would rather go out and buy a new $100 mini from BB&B and get a new one whenever it failed.

GF always uses bottled or Brita filtered water for coffee and cooking, so there is less chance of it clogging. Isn't the use of vinegar good enough?
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