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  • Originally posted by joecct View Post

    Have you tried the State Cooperative Extension Service for your county or at UND?
    Once they drop the leaves in July the foresters (city, county, NDSU Extension) all say they have to go. One was so bad the chain saw was spraying water cutting it up.
    The preceding post may contain trigger words and is not safe-space approved. <-- Virtue signaling.

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    • Originally posted by dxmnkd316 View Post
      I will say this. Don't pressure wash it. The fins are the bible paper of the metal world
      Touch them at most angles, you've bent all of them over. Touch them at one specific angle, you've received at least 20 parallel cuts you didn't feel until you noticed blood all over the place.
      the state of hockey is good

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      • Originally posted by state of hockey View Post

        Touch them at most angles, you've bent all of them over. Touch them at one specific angle, you've received at least 20 parallel cuts you didn't feel until you noticed blood all over the place.
        I know the pain of that one from trying to fix my freezer fan...
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        As of 9/21/10:         As of 9/13/10:
        College Hockey 6       College Football 0
        BTHC 4                 WCHA FC:  1
        Originally posted by SanTropez
        May your paint thinner run dry and the fleas of a thousand camels infest your dead deer.
        Originally posted by bigblue_dl
        I don't even know how to classify magic vagina smoke babies..
        Originally posted by Kepler
        When the giraffes start building radio telescopes they can join too.
        He's probably going to be a superstar but that man has more baggage than North West

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        • This question does not fit this thread exactly, but here goes.

          My laptop curser is misbehaving, both with the touchscreen and bluetooth mouse. burd is confused and thinking more and more about kicking the dog. This dog would kick my arse if I tried that, so help a guy out.

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          • Originally posted by burd View Post
            This question does not fit this thread exactly, but here goes.

            My laptop curser is misbehaving, both with the touchscreen and bluetooth mouse. burd is confused and thinking more and more about kicking the dog. This dog would kick my arse if I tried that, so help a guy out.
            Can you explain the symptoms a little more?
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            As of 9/21/10:         As of 9/13/10:
            College Hockey 6       College Football 0
            BTHC 4                 WCHA FC:  1
            Originally posted by SanTropez
            May your paint thinner run dry and the fleas of a thousand camels infest your dead deer.
            Originally posted by bigblue_dl
            I don't even know how to classify magic vagina smoke babies..
            Originally posted by Kepler
            When the giraffes start building radio telescopes they can join too.
            He's probably going to be a superstar but that man has more baggage than North West

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            • Latency? Test cable / change battery.

              Disappearing? Reboot your machine too many processes.

              Whispering to you to kill people? Listen.
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              • Originally posted by dxmnkd316 View Post
                Are we talking the condenser unit? Can't you just spray it with a hose? Cleans the bulk of the gunk off the condenser fins and coils. Just need to make sure you're not damaging the fins. I do it twice a year. Spring before the first hot days and in the fall after the leaves have dropped. You shouldn't need an aggressive cleaner.
                When you clean the condenser from the outside (the side you can see) you risk forcing the debris further into the fins. The purpose of the foaming cleaner is to pull that debris out.
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                • Originally posted by dxmnkd316 View Post

                  Can you explain the symptoms a little more?
                  It sticks, stops, and balks. Refuses to bend to my will.

                  Doesn't whisper to me, though, Kep. That's the guy over by the window.

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                  • Originally posted by burd View Post

                    It sticks, stops, and balks. Refuses to bend to my will.

                    Doesn't whisper to me, though, Kep. That's the guy over by the window.
                    Optical/Laser or is this on the touchpad?
                    Code:
                    As of 9/21/10:         As of 9/13/10:
                    College Hockey 6       College Football 0
                    BTHC 4                 WCHA FC:  1
                    Originally posted by SanTropez
                    May your paint thinner run dry and the fleas of a thousand camels infest your dead deer.
                    Originally posted by bigblue_dl
                    I don't even know how to classify magic vagina smoke babies..
                    Originally posted by Kepler
                    When the giraffes start building radio telescopes they can join too.
                    He's probably going to be a superstar but that man has more baggage than North West

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                    • Originally posted by dxmnkd316 View Post

                      Optical/Laser or is this on the touchpad?
                      Referring to the mouse? Optical laser, I think. I'm an obvious idiot at such things. Neither the mouse nor the touchpad fails completely, but neither functions properly.

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                      • Originally posted by burd View Post

                        Referring to the mouse? Optical laser, I think. I'm an obvious idiot at such things. Neither the mouse nor the touchpad fails completely, but neither functions properly.
                        Update drivers recently?
                        In the immortal words of Jean Paul Sartre, 'Au revoir, gopher'.

                        Originally posted by burd
                        I look at some people and I just know they do it doggy style. No way they're getting close to my kids.

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                        • If it's just the optical mouse failing, sometimes the surface needs better "texture" so the mouse can pick up movement.

                          if it's both the touchpad and the optical, then I would check your task manager to see if anything is maxing out your cpu.
                          Code:
                          As of 9/21/10:         As of 9/13/10:
                          College Hockey 6       College Football 0
                          BTHC 4                 WCHA FC:  1
                          Originally posted by SanTropez
                          May your paint thinner run dry and the fleas of a thousand camels infest your dead deer.
                          Originally posted by bigblue_dl
                          I don't even know how to classify magic vagina smoke babies..
                          Originally posted by Kepler
                          When the giraffes start building radio telescopes they can join too.
                          He's probably going to be a superstar but that man has more baggage than North West

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                          • Thanks for the suggestions.

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                            • Originally posted by dxmnkd316 View Post
                              I will say this. Don't pressure wash it. The fins are the bible paper of the metal world
                              My HVAC bro (mater’s cert) told me that anything more than a hose with a spray nozzle is somebody trying to turn an extra buck.
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                              • Originally posted by MarkEagleUSA View Post
                                When you clean the condenser from the outside (the side you can see) you risk forcing the debris further into the fins. The purpose of the foaming cleaner is to pull that debris out.
                                You turn off the unit, then take the top off it. You can then run the hose from the inside, pushing the dirt out of the unit.
                                "The party told you to reject the evidence of your eyes and ears. It was their final, most essential command." George Orwell, 1984

                                "One does not simply walk into Mordor. Its Black Gates are guarded by more than just Orcs. There is evil there that does not sleep, and the Great Eye is ever watchful. It is a barren wasteland, riddled with fire and ash and dust, the very air you breathe is a poisonous fume." Boromir

                                "Good news! We have a delivery." Professor Farnsworth

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