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Central Colorado Regional Airport AEJ Buena Vista

Central Colorado Regional Airport AEJ Buena Vista Central Colorado Regional Airport AEJ Buena Vista is north of Salida. It is a destination for river rafters, hikers and kayakers. Despite the closeness of the two cities the weather can be quite different. Buena Vista is closer to...

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Harriet Alexander Field Chaffee County Colorado

Harriet Alexander Field Chaffee County Colorado These are four weather cameras installed atop the FBO (Fixed Base of Operations) at Harriet Alexander Field Chaffee County Colorado. The airport is about two miles outside the town of Salida in south-central Colorado. The airport identifier is KANK. I...

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Water Distiller Better Than Filters

After battling for months with slow Brita filters I stopped using them entirely. A water distiller is far better than any brand of water filter in my opinion. Distillation removes more contaminants and minerals in tap water than any filter can. A good water distiller will...

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Colorado Rain Barrels Now Legal

Colorado Rain Barrels Legal – At last, the Republican-controlled Colorado congress has passed a Rain Barrel Bill making it legal for residents to collect rainwater runoff from their rooftops. On May 12, 2016, Governor John Hickenlooper signed the bill into law. The new law is only...

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Brita Filter Slow Performance

I kept a log to see if my Brita filter slow performance was real or just my imagination. So far I have found the results to be clear and repeatable. Every advanced filter I have used in my Brita Pitcher has clogged after 6 to 10...

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Brita Pitcher Customer Support

When I discovered a performance problem with the Brita® Advanced Filters I documented my experience and contacted Brita Pitcher customer support (here). I gave my observations and pointed out that I was filtering distilled water, not tap water. After fully explaining the problem I asked what...

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Brita Advanced Filter Launched

I’m a fan of the Brita® filtering pitcher. Years ago I tried a faucet mounted water filter made by another company and found it awkward and cumbersome. When Brita introduced the filtering pitcher I got one and I’ve been using it for over twenty years. Maybe...

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Torn Meniscus Knee Pain

Several years ago I tore the meniscus in my left knee. I’m not an athlete but I know exactly when and how my torn meniscus happened because I was doing something stupid. I needed to put a box on top of a large stack of boxes...

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Repair A Damaged BIC 960 Spindle Mount

Summary: The platter on an old BIC 900 series audio turntable can lock up when the original grease dries out. Forcibly rotating the platter damages the spindle by enlarging the hole in the spindle mounting base. This can be repaired by using a center punch to...

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