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Old 11-14-2013, 01:48 PM   #41
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that sucks, i mow maybe march to middle of october on average but have to do it once a week or more. some people mow twice a week and still mow now but i dont care about my lawn, its just a chore. you half to mow every week?
I try to, if I don't the grass poofs up and it takes me 4 times as long to mow because the bagger fills up and gets plugged about every pass. Then you got to stop, empty the bag and clean out the chute and star over. I ferterlize once a month and water twice a day during the hot months. The neighbors always compliment on how green my grass is.
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thats too much work. even during what i do i think about all the other things i could be doing. i have a bunch to mow though, not sure but with my 26hp/54 tractor and 60in offset mower it still takes 2hrs, not counting doing the trails outback and clearing by the pond
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As someone who once lived in the city and now lives out in the country. I'm so glad I don't have to pay to water my grass or even bother to cut it that much. I used to cut my lawn once a week, water it everyday, and fertilize every other week.

My sprinkler system pumps water from the creek onto my lawn. So no more watering. Not having to pay for water is awesome.
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Installed a AM/FM static reducer. I ever had a helper today.

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Also buffed it out nicely before storage. Today was more than likely the last day I will drive this car til spring.

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Finally got some rain out here on the left coast. I was able to do a couple of fun power slides on the freshly wet and oily roads on my way home from work. I also discovered I need to install the wipers I purchased last year and have been sitting on a shelf in the garage.
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Life expectancy of wipers is 6 months. Even the $30 wipers need replacing.
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Yeah I think it was about 4 years ago I bought the last pair of wipers.
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I have had good success with the Bosh Icon in rain.
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Will see this winter how they do in snow. I normally clear the windshield first, allow the windshield to warm up a bit before using the wipers if at all possible. I find that cleaning the blades surface every few days really helps to keep a non streak free motion.
I find also in the fall with wind & leave etc debris on the windshield that using paper towels and Windex goes a long way in keeping the debris from sticking to the blades.
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I've had the same pair of wipers for almost 5 year now and they work great. Granted I think I have used them once or twice when I got caught in the rain with the cutty.

I bought the Bosh Icons they work good. I put them in all my vehicles and I don't have a single complaint.
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LOL, it doesn't count if the car sits in a garage all the time. 6 month'* is based on the average time a car sits in the sun. The sun is what causes it to degrade exponentially.
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