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Old 10-10-2019, 04:34 AM
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Originally Posted by Sir 51D3WAYS View Post
Strangely, automatic car washes rapidly died out over here about 10 odd years ago or so... No idea why. All replaced by manual wash....
I donít know if any true ďhand car washĒ business within a 25 mile radius. Even the 2 full detail shops have a automatic washer.
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Old 10-10-2019, 05:56 AM
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I mean they have a pressure/jet washer.... if that counts....
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Old 10-10-2019, 05:58 AM
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Should look different in 48 hours
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Old 10-10-2019, 07:11 AM
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around me every other gas station has auto car washers and you get gas at a discounted rate from10 cents to 25.and a few wand wash places also have them.
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around me every other gas station has auto car washers and you get gas at a discounted rate from10 cents to 25.and a few wand wash places also have them.
Still got a lot of those around. They were being built with every new gas station for awhile. But seems to have slowed down in last 5+ years
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While we wait for parts on the Cadillac. He switched cars.
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Old 10-10-2019, 04:54 PM
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huh, NSX, neat.

in other news, someone left the gate to the dumbass farm open and is handing out drivers licences to the escapees
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Anybody use rechargeable AA in controller? The one thing that I do find annoying about using multiple controllers is when batteries need to be replaced.
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Old 10-10-2019, 05:13 PM
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Anybody use rechargeable AA in controller? The one thing that I do find annoying about using multiple controllers is when batteries need to be replaced.
haven't in over a decade but yes. (disclaimer: it was in an AM radio that used 8 battery's) they work, don't last as long as normal AA's. and (at least with the one's i used) only gave me about 80% battery even when fully charged. never had any issues though. and it was cheaper to recharge 8 AA's rather than replace them. especially when you have a tendency to leave the radio on all night...
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Anybody use rechargeable AA in controller? The one thing that I do find annoying about using multiple controllers is when batteries need to be replaced.
Used to when I first started out but kept forgetting to charge them. Which was ultra annoying. Eventually decided "screw it", and switched to alkaline. That way I can just throw away and buy new ones virtually any street corner in the world. IKEA does a great value pack and lasts the longest. You heard it here first.
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haven't in over a decade but yes. (disclaimer: it was in an AM radio that used 8 battery's) they work, don't last as long as normal AA's. and (at least with the one's i used) only gave me about 80% battery even when fully charged. never had any issues though. and it was cheaper to recharge 8 AA's rather than replace them. especially when you have a tendency to leave the radio on all night...
Oh man, Iíd almost forgotten that some controller use more the 4.

Right now Iíve got at least 4/5 controllers needing batteries. Iím rotating a set as needed. I get hit once a year like this. Starts with one, then Iíve got 5, then 10 controllers needing batteries
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Originally Posted by Billy Kelly View Post
Anybody use rechargeable AA in controller? The one thing that I do find annoying about using multiple controllers is when batteries need to be replaced.
I use Energizer Lithium AAs. They aren't rechargeable but they last for months and never leak.
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These transistors will be the death of me, I swear....
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I use Energizer Lithium AAs. They aren't rechargeable but they last for months and never leak.
Iíve probably used them before. Overall I get good life with standard AA batteries. Itís just a bit annoying knowing that Iím probably looking at needing 40-80 batteries over next couple months potentially.
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If you'll need 40-80 batteries over the next couple months, then the "good life" you're getting from alkaline batteries is actually terrible. I haven't replaced any of my controller batteries all year.

I will say, though, if you use lithium AAs you need to check them with a voltmeter when the controller cuts-out. Often it's just one battery that's dead while the others still have lots of charge left, and if you replace all 4 batteries at once you're wasting money.
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