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« Reply #7245 on: March 30, 2013, 05:58:47 PM »
Back with another stupid question   ;D

Can you use a cake pop maker to make crab cakes and/ or chicken meat balls? Or will you get burned outsides and raw insides.

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« Reply #7246 on: March 30, 2013, 07:41:11 PM »
If I end up doing it I'll ask in an hardware store but until then someone here might tell me it's actually not possible:

I'd like to get a coat hook for my SO's place, he doesn't have one but could likely use one, just doesn't know it  ;).
Since he's into climbing I thought about getting a climbing hold (shaped a bit like a hook) but was wondering if there's any way to put it on the wall without making a hole, so like, 'gluing' it (I can't find the US equivalent of the product I have in mind, a glue that holds up to 100kg/cm²  (very roughly 220pounds/ 1/2 inch²) so the strength of it shouldn't be a problem).

But clearly, if I can't make a hole I don't want to leave a nasty trace or anything on the wall, so, does it come of?  The website doesn't say anything about it, so if I make it a surprise* and he hates it he'll likely be quite unhappy if it ruins the wall (that would be a kind of painted wall(not)paper).

*When it will be our place, not just his, and by asking/telling him before, the using a climbing hold will be the surprise.

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« Reply #7247 on: March 30, 2013, 08:49:25 PM »
3M makes a tape just for that purpose. Do they sell 3M products where you live?

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« Reply #7248 on: March 31, 2013, 01:10:59 AM »
It's a boring Easter Sunday, so have been sporadically watching "Pimp my Ride" on TV (as I've used my internet allocation from Telstra for the month after some heavy downloading and have been slowed to 64 kbps).

So.........  my stupid question is:  do you have annual vehicle inspections in order for vehicles to be registered in the US?  It seems these "beaters" are in such bad repair that they'd never pass for rego here at all!
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« Reply #7249 on: March 31, 2013, 01:23:06 AM »
It's a boring Easter Sunday, so have been sporadically watching "Pimp my Ride" on TV (as I've used my internet allocation from Telstra for the month after some heavy downloading and have been slowed to 64 kbps).

So.........  my stupid question is:  do you have annual vehicle inspections in order for vehicles to be registered in the US?  It seems these "beaters" are in such bad repair that they'd never pass for rego here at all!

California requires an emissions test, I believe, but I don't think any other states do.  When you first get your license you must show that you have access to a car to learn in (doesn't necessarily have to belong to you or your family) which has some basic safety stuff - seats, seat belts, mirrors, lights, etc.  Something any road-worthy car should have.

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« Reply #7250 on: March 31, 2013, 01:25:47 AM »
It's a boring Easter Sunday, so have been sporadically watching "Pimp my Ride" on TV (as I've used my internet allocation from Telstra for the month after some heavy downloading and have been slowed to 64 kbps).

So.........  my stupid question is:  do you have annual vehicle inspections in order for vehicles to be registered in the US?  It seems these "beaters" are in such bad repair that they'd never pass for rego here at all!

California requires an emissions test, I believe, but I don't think any other states do.  When you first get your license you must show that you have access to a car to learn in (doesn't necessarily have to belong to you or your family) which has some basic safety stuff - seats, seat belts, mirrors, lights, etc.  Something any road-worthy car should have.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vehicle_inspection_in_the_United_States
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« Reply #7251 on: March 31, 2013, 02:42:59 AM »
Some states do, some don't. In some of the states that dont, you can be pulled over if your car is presenting an obvious safety hazard (like a broken windshield or some such.

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« Reply #7252 on: March 31, 2013, 03:56:19 AM »
Thank you ladies - much appreciated!
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« Reply #7253 on: March 31, 2013, 08:33:06 AM »
In Illinois, it is a county thing. In Aurora, 40 miles from Chicago, we did.

Out here in the sticks, no.

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« Reply #7254 on: March 31, 2013, 08:43:24 AM »
3M makes a tape just for that purpose. Do they sell 3M products where you live?

They probably have it yes, thanks, didn't think about those, they might be better, a coat or two don't weight that much :)
But since the only place I found who had holds that could be used and not too expensives (or in pack of 50) have a minimum of 100€ order it might just never happen...

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« Reply #7255 on: March 31, 2013, 09:42:23 AM »
Is there a difference  between four wheel drive and all wheel drive?  Does it have any impact on how a car/truck maneuvers through snow or mud or how easy it is to get out of a ditch? 


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« Reply #7256 on: March 31, 2013, 09:58:21 AM »
It's a boring Easter Sunday, so have been sporadically watching "Pimp my Ride" on TV (as I've used my internet allocation from Telstra for the month after some heavy downloading and have been slowed to 64 kbps).

So.........  my stupid question is:  do you have annual vehicle inspections in order for vehicles to be registered in the US?  It seems these "beaters" are in such bad repair that they'd never pass for rego here at all!
I'm pretty sure every state has some type of annual inspection/registration.  I know that in Texas there are some environmental exemptions for antique cars/tractors. Don't know the details - just heard my uncle who rebuilt antique tractors mention it.
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« Reply #7257 on: March 31, 2013, 10:43:25 AM »
I would be very surprised if US states that require vehicle insurance didn't also require vehicle inspection.  I know that NYS does.  All over you see filling stations and garages with signs that they're an official inspection station. 

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« Reply #7258 on: March 31, 2013, 10:54:22 AM »
It's a boring Easter Sunday, so have been sporadically watching "Pimp my Ride" on TV (as I've used my internet allocation from Telstra for the month after some heavy downloading and have been slowed to 64 kbps).

So.........  my stupid question is:  do you have annual vehicle inspections in order for vehicles to be registered in the US?  It seems these "beaters" are in such bad repair that they'd never pass for rego here at all!
I'm pretty sure every state has some type of annual inspection/registration.  I know that in Texas there are some environmental exemptions for antique cars/tractors. Don't know the details - just heard my uncle who rebuilt antique tractors mention it.

Well, no.

The states that require safety inspections (usually annually or biennially) are Delaware*, Hawaii, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Mississippi, Missouri, New Hampshire, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, and West Virginia

In addition, Alabama and Maryland require a safety inspection before a vehicle changes ownership (but only then), and in Nebraska, they only require a safety inspection when you move there.

Now, emissions inspections are a lot more common, and still usually annually or biennially, in the following states:  Arizona**,     California, Colorado**, District of Columbia, Delaware, Georgia**, Idaho**, Illinois**, Indiana**, Louisiana**, Maryland**,     Massachusetts, Missouri**, Nevada**, New Jersey, New Mexico**, New York, North Carolina**, Ohio**, Oregon**, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Tennessee**, Texas**, Utah**, Vermont, Virginia**, Washington**, and Wisconsin**

Additionally, some states require a VIN inspection when you register a vehicle that's from out of state.  Those states are Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Kansas, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Washington***, and Wyoming

Which means that Alaska, Arkansas, Iowa, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, Montana, North Dakota, South Carolina, and South Dakota don't require any inspections at all.

* -- New cars are exempt for five years, unless they change owners
** -- Only in certain cities or counties
*** -- Also when you rebuild a vehicle
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« Reply #7259 on: March 31, 2013, 11:01:25 AM »
demarco wrote:

"Is there a difference  between four wheel drive and all wheel drive?  Does it have any impact on how a car/truck maneuvers through snow or mud or how easy it is to get out of a ditch?"

Four wheel drive is four wheels on demand, and two wheels otherwise.  It used to require manually locking the front wheel hubs to engage, but these days it's just a switch.  The reason for it is that it's cheaper to build a moderate use transfer case, and it's a bit better on gas mileage and tire wear.  All wheel drive is a permanent drive train that drives all four wheels, so it's always on.  When it's switched on, there's no difference in driving/handling between them.  For passenger vehicles that aren't going to be hauling heavy loads or driving offroad, I'd usually suggest all wheel drive because it's not such a hit on gas mileage that it's worth the bother of switching.

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