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Yourhearse 106 points ago +106 / -0

Looks like it's working 😊

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WhiteLeftistsRGeeks 49 points ago +49 / -0

I don't see a problem here. Saving money on filters. Only the strong survive.

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Skogin 79 points ago +79 / -0

The filter gets more effective as it gets thicker.

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Filo76 52 points ago +52 / -0

Fools. All of you. I just duct tape the entire vent so no air gets out.

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Skogin 29 points ago +29 / -0

thinks about southern boarder

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2020Gop 4 points ago +4 / -0

Perhaps they are hanging 10 getting totally tubular?

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bill_in_texas 20 points ago +20 / -0

[K&N has entered the chat]

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Klown_Kutz 2 points ago +2 / -0

Worst filters on the market. I'm a drivability and diagnostic tech. I throw them in the trash at every opportunity.

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Retardloserimsogay 2 points ago +2 / -0

They really that bad? I have one in my power stroke, came with the truck. But I am gonna buy a whole new banks setup or something when I upgrade the Turbo. 2000 7.3

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1776ThereIsaidIt 3 points ago +3 / -0

3M FTW.

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BMCKid 1 point ago +1 / -0

Yes, they used to be good. Depending on what you ride. Alot of trackday motorcle orgs banned them. They sent their shit to China. Hi-flo are american made. K&N's just decide to blow off at trackdays for no apparent reason

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Retardloserimsogay 1 point ago +1 / -0

The wife’s suzuki has a k&n in it come to think of it too.

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LibtardJesus 1 point ago +1 / -0

Been working on cars for years before K&N was a thing. No they aren't bad if you follow the instructions like anything else. My current K&N has 200000 miles on it. Fucking don't be a cheap lazy piece of shit. Clean and re-oil the filter every 5k to 10k miles. If you are listening to people that say that the oil messes up sensors then they're full of shit. Honestly, no real benefits will be achieved in performance from the vehicle that will be noticable. Cold air intakes are the way to go for "maybe" a change depending on the factory restriction. You may get some cost benefit. My charge kit is generally good for about three years.

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Retardloserimsogay 1 point ago +1 / -0

Nice! Good to hear from a pro. I’m a little beyond the casual hobbyist, did autobody for 13 years, but no Laziness here. Hell I blew the head gasket on my accord, F22A1 motor, found a F22A6 head in the junkyard and bought the whole top end, at the machine shop now getting port and polish, decked, port matched… etc. full exhaust, cat delete, stock muffler cold air. P28 Chipped ECU. I’m not even a Honda guy. Just can’t leave shit alone.

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Klown_Kutz 1 point ago +1 / -0

They do not increase airflow at all. It's a myth that stock filters starve the engine for air or somehow restrict performance. All the so-called performance parts at the big box discount parts stores are just brightly colored gimmicks that cost more than OE and perform at the same level or sometimes worse.

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Retardloserimsogay 2 points ago +2 / -0

Lol, I actually believe it.

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ThurstonHowell3rd 14 points ago +14 / -0

Wanna get 2X life outta your filter? Just flip it around when it gets dirty. Works for underwear, why not HVAC filters?

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frogface 3 points ago +3 / -0

Thanks, that worked ! ( cough cough, choke choke...)

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mercynurse 3 points ago +3 / -0

🤣🤣

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RPOZ28 1 point ago +1 / -0

Same tactic I told my doctor I used when I had to wear a mask to his office.

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BMCKid 3 points ago +3 / -0

So does the furnace! The louder it runs the more efficient it runs!!

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Fridge_pirate 49 points ago +49 / -0

If you don't change your filter, mine won't work. Thanks. Killing grandma.

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Donald_Gear_Solid 4 points ago +4 / -0

Sensiblechuckle.jpeg

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Saltyminer11 4 points ago +4 / -0

Sorry to hear about granny. Give her horsey paste, she'll be fine.

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MapleBaconWaffles 11 points ago +11 / -0

That one actually might stop a virus.

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Lurker404 4 points ago +4 / -0

All the mold and bacteria are going to kill it.

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hydra12340 2 points ago +2 / -0

Is that meant to imply that the mask mandate is working?

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CuomoisaMassMurderer 2 points ago +3 / -1

Overtime.

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Brucesky420 1 point ago +1 / -0

*WAS working. Those things become incredibly inefficient as they collect more dust. Also puts stress on your a/c

Change your filters folks

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latetotheparty 56 points ago +58 / -2

Enjoy this (research I did for a business concept I developed):

Millennials:

On Automobiles: 89% of women and 79% of men do not check tire pressures, don’t know where to find the correct tire pressure information, or bother to check their tires before a trip. Only 50% have read their owner’s manual, 66% don’t know how to change a flat, check oil or jumpstart a dead battery.

On Finances: 25% don’t know what a credit score is, with 20% believing it’s either assigned at birth or issued by the government. 36% think that maxing out your credit cards improves your score. 34% have used costly services such as “pay day loans” at least once in the past 5 years; 39% are not sure they could raise $2,000 within 30 days for a sudden need – 49% don’t have $500 available today.

On Cooking:
43% describe a typical home-cooked meal as heated up frozen food or instant meals (11%) or a one or two ingredient dish like burgers or spaghetti (32%). Only 60% use an oven as preparing food; 48% cook at home 4 times a week or less.

On Home Repairs/DIY: Only 5% consider themselves to be proficient at DIY tasks; 15% cannot identify common tools such as a Phillips head screwdriver,
20% would call a contractor to patch a drywall hole, install a smoke detector, replace a showerhead, or fix peeling wallpaper.

On Getting and Keeping a Job: 19% think bringing a parent along to a job interview is OK, 40 percent think it’s O.K. to have a typo on their resume. 87 percent of think they should get a raise in under a year, 40% think a typo on their resume is not a big deal… etc etc
87 percent of Millennials think they should get a raise in under a year.

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KrellKrypto 33 points ago +33 / -0

Was your buinsesss concept grifting retarded leftists.

I would like to invest

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latetotheparty 22 points ago +22 / -0

I could spill the whole story... but first I'd need an NDA 'cuz if we still have a country about six months down the road it'll be about the time to launch it.

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BarronVonSaltzburg26 18 points ago +18 / -0

Anecdotally, two millenial males in my office didn't know how use wall anchors to hang their college diplomas.

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latetotheparty 17 points ago +19 / -2

One of the most prolific content producers on YouTube is Home Depot - they maintain an entire department doing nothing but "how to" video production. I just checked and their YT library is now at 1,906 videos (not all "how to" but most).

One of the first ones they produced about 4 years ago was "How to Use a Tape Measure" - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M73r32vK7C4

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SecondProtectsFirst 10 points ago +10 / -0

Surprisingly I have seen some people who clearly don’t know how to use a tape measure.

Like, if the tape is bent or curved, your measurement is going to be longer than it should be. Same if your tape isn’t parallel to the edge of a board.

Also surprisingly few people know why the little metal thing at the very end of the tape measure moves in and out by about a 1/16th of an inch. It’s to account for the 1/16th that the little metal piece itself takes up. So whether you’re hooking it to an outside corner or pushing it up against an inside corner your measurement will be accurate.

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bratt 3 points ago +3 / -0

Do you know what the diamond near 19 1/4" is for? Have you ever used it?

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SecondProtectsFirst 2 points ago +2 / -0

Had to look that one up, I’ve never used that one. Apparently for when you need to know what 1/5th of 8 feet is.

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Austrianartstudent 1 point ago +2 / -1

They're for spacing I-beam timbers

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Trumpdup4prez 3 points ago +3 / -0

It’s sad at how basic those videos are, but it’s also great that they’re there to educate the kids who were never taught this by their parents. This is what happens when no one values shop class or home economics anymore.

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Dantalian 1 point ago +1 / -0

That last line made me burst out laughing!

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KrellKrypto 8 points ago +8 / -0

Hey if you need a software dev or cto feel free to hmu. I love making easy money and fucking over libtards is icing on the cake

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Donald_Gear_Solid 29 points ago +29 / -0

I am a millennial. My tire pressure is around 40psi just checked when I manually did the oil change.

Credit score is 800+, own 500k house (lots of reno)

Was chef for a bit in seafood restaurant...

IDK... were these numbers pulled 10+ years ago when millennial were in their 20s?

Even back in ancient Greece the older generation mocked the younger.

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okboomer59 21 points ago +21 / -0

Millennials on this forum are exceptional in more ways than one

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chlofefe 15 points ago +15 / -0

yeah there's a difference between conservative and liberal millennial

an IQ difference

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RPOZ28 4 points ago +4 / -0

I agree. I know plenty of younger guys that are more than capable with repairs. Lots of them learned from their fathers.

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RegularAmerican 2 points ago +2 / -0

I actually taught my dad how do do alot of things. Because I got into technical labor at a young age. Started with fixing cars before I got into engineering. But he has his skills I don't know as much about but I have also learned alot from him. It's really a satisfying feeling to have your father be proud of you for fixing what was wrong with his pickup truck

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latetotheparty 13 points ago +15 / -2

Alas...you are then one of the few to know which direction is "up". Those numbers were assembled in 2018 from studies conducted by various trade groups and associations from about 2016 through 2018 as they assessed where tomorrow's customers were going to come from... and there are plenty more "you gotta be kidding me" examples where those came from. The "DIY" economy is perishing as the "DIFM" (Do It For Me) economy has risen.

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FireannDireach 7 points ago +7 / -0

Is it, though? I don't have data like you do, just anecdotal, but the "make stuff" crowd is thriving, more channels on YT popping up every day, the Make community as a whole is thriving, etc. Yes, convenience and the service industry is king, but there is a groundswell I've noticed of people learning to make things with their hands. That kind of thing is the only reason I still use YouTube, for the makers and fixers.

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NADSAQ 6 points ago +6 / -0

1% of 10% of people who make stuff make videos of making stuff

90% of people watch videos of people making stuff and don’t make stuff

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Donald_Gear_Solid 2 points ago +2 / -0

I need to buy a 3d printer and re-learn cad.

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FireannDireach 3 points ago +3 / -0

Go for it, entry level printers aren't too pricey - but I know from those who have them, you outgrow the entry level ones fast and lust for the good ones. :) But I want one, too. It's on my list for the next couple of years.

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Frog_Anne 2 points ago +2 / -0

Many libraries have 3d printers now, if you'd like to start learning while you save up for a printer of your own.

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irdc 1 point ago +1 / -0

Exactly. I wonder if the study has anything to do with millennials being less likely to own a house. When I rented and had free maintenance, I'd call them for simple repairs. Now that I own a house I do that stuff myself.

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Dragofireheart 6 points ago +6 / -0

I fixed my fridge that had a frozen valve in the back where water drains in the freezer. Will probably need to replace it soon cause it's old.

Installed a TV arm stand. Used a fancy stud reader to mount it.

My tires PSI is 37 iirc. I can change my tire.

Philips head is the four sided screw driver.

I made a Mexican casserole a couple times and it was pretty good.

Credit score is 746

I have 80k in the bank.

How'd this millennial score?

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imafarttrustme 3 points ago +3 / -0

4 sided screwdriver sounds more like a Thompson than a Phillips.

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LesboPregnancyScare 1 point ago +1 / -0

what does he call a hex key? a six sided screwdriver? lol

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Donald_Gear_Solid 2 points ago +2 / -0

Millenial/10

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Dragofireheart 3 points ago +3 / -0

I hate my generation lmao

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LesboPregnancyScare 2 points ago +2 / -0

40 psi? You have a heavy duty truck?

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RPOZ28 2 points ago +2 / -0

My Dodge 2500 diesel is recommended 65 psi front, 85psi rear. Load range "E", 10 ply tires. I run 45 on both ends unless I'm hauling something. Otherwise, it'll shake your fillings out.

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NADSAQ 0 points ago +1 / -1

my mercedes is 34 front 40 rear

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NeoDragoon 16 points ago +16 / -0

I really only cook once a week, because I always make sure there are leftovers for the work week.

Also, if your burgers are only one or two ingredients, you're doing it wrong.

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Consumerbot381732 4 points ago +4 / -0

Do you cut fresh carrots and onions and cook all the water out to brown them (and the meat) when you make Bolognese? It’s a huge hassle, but the payoff is immense. I’ve been looking for labor shortcuts, but nothing seems to compare, sadly. I did find out the hard way that it’s much more difficult to make a really big batch for a large crowd…

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Lurker404 3 points ago +3 / -0

Yea, I was like how do you make burgers with one or two ingredients?

Off the top of my hat: ground meat, bread crumbs, pepper, salt, chili, onions, eggs, cooking oil, burger buns, salad, pickles, tomatoes, cheese, mayo, ketchup ... and for side dish fries, salad and sauce (olive oil, balsamic vinegar, pepper, salt, oregano, basil, thyme, rosemary, garlic and mustard).

Then I remembered the horrors of microwave burgers. shudder

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BigPanda71 3 points ago +5 / -2

Are you making meatloaf or burgers? No need for breadcrumbs, egg, or onions in a burger.

Also, you put lettuce on a burger, not salad.

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irdc 4 points ago +4 / -0

I agree with you on that one man. Meat, salt, pepper. That's all you need.

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Lurker404 3 points ago +3 / -0

Makes them a bit fluffier and everything needs onions. If it's not in the patty there has to be some in the burger, preferably both.

Yea, I guess I mixed up salad and lettuce.

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FireannDireach 3 points ago +3 / -0

No need for breadcrumbs, egg, or onions in a burger.

That's blasphemy.

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NeoDragoon 1 point ago +1 / -0

Egg amount depends on the amount of fat in the burger, it acts as a binding agent and keeps it from shrinking when you cook it.

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Dathurtz 3 points ago +3 / -0

Same for spaghetti.

I also probably don't cook 4 meals a week. I maybe eat out once a month? Not sure.

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Dragofireheart 1 point ago +1 / -0

Crock pot cooking says bruuuuuuuu

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Frog_Anne 1 point ago +1 / -0

Maybe they're talking about ready-to-cook stuff? Like spaghetti sauce from a jar, or the packaged burgers that are already preformed rather than buying ground meat/etc. and making them yourself.

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RegularAmerican 11 points ago +11 / -0

Wow. I've done full motor swaps, even got qualified ASE for electronic systems. On top of that cooking is like one of my hobbies. I have got pretty good over the last decade. Also I had a job in construction engineering digging sewers and grading. I didn't even ask for a raise when my boss lost control of his excavator bucket and crushed me into the wall almost killing me. After I quit he couldn't find a single soul who was as qualified and hard working as me. So his business tanked. It was a very small company. Basically us and his wife to do the paperwork stuff.

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Donald_Gear_Solid 2 points ago +2 / -0

I rebult the head of a 4age Toyota with a bent valve. 20 years old, never worked on a car before. Just used a Haynes manual lol. Had to call my car buddy bc timing was off. He used gage to adjust the lifters and whatnot because they were slightly out of spec then... varooom! Was so exited when the engine came back alive. Bought car for 500 bucks and pushed it 1 mile to my apartment in Fresno... those were the days.

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RegularAmerican 3 points ago +3 / -0

Right on. I have had that exact same thing happen I didn't know what was wrong til I adjusted the timing. And it was like the best feeling ever because my 240sx finally had the sr20det turbo from Japan dropped in. this was right before F&F Tokyo drift came out too I sold that car and miss it so much

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Donald_Gear_Solid 3 points ago +3 / -0

Mine was a red hatchback ae86 I bought for 500 bucks!!! My dumb ass sold it for 2k... I miss her and my 300zxTT 😪😰😭😭😭😭😭

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RegularAmerican 2 points ago +2 / -0

JDM pede! That's awesome. I sold that 240 with the swap and Silvia s13 front end swap too. The one with the rectangle headlights instead of the popup. Exactly like this https://images.app.goo.gl/CYUnvsk7sZJU7U6MA

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Donald_Gear_Solid 1 point ago +1 / -0

You know porn is banned here? Jk. Watched Initial D and got hooked on JDM. Even took a bus to the top of Mount Haruna which is the basis of the anime. Love old Nissan, 300zx was my baby but so hard to work on. Had to remove half engine to change water pump.

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Tito810 2 points ago +2 / -0

Good ole 559

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sfmaga 7 points ago +7 / -0

Amazing.

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Reassess_Reevaluate 20 points ago +21 / -1

God in Heaven people...

I have a calendar reminder to change mine monthly. In fact, yesterday was air filter and Rid-X day.

Maintain your homes and they'll keep you safe and warm for a lot longer and way less money.

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RegularAmerican 12 points ago +12 / -0

Only good thing about suburban and city life is sewers. Septic tanks are a bitch to deal with. (I used to dig and install for sewer and septic

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Reassess_Reevaluate 7 points ago +7 / -0

I really really did not want to be on septic, but the house and land was too good to pass up. The owner had three pending contracts in a row fall through, so he dropped the price dramatically to get the home off of his hands and I couldn't say no.

However, he did install a grinder and I've been using Rid-X monthly for two years, so I hope those two help.

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RegularAmerican 7 points ago +7 / -0

If you're still in tip of maintenance I wouldn't be too worried. My biggest fear would be inviting young female relatives over. You'll have to tell them they can't flush feminine sanitary products!

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akira2501 8 points ago +8 / -0

"Yeap.. those go in the burn pile."

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BoomCannon 6 points ago +6 / -0

I mean, that goes for everywhere, not just septic.

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RegularAmerican 3 points ago +3 / -0

Sure. But when it goes down the sewer. Unless yours is already having problems like roots or something yes don't flush em. But these modern PVC/ABS plastic lines are usually good from what I've seen personally. And from what I've heard they have pretty good filter systems that process them out at the wastewater treatment facility.

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Frog_Anne 4 points ago +4 / -0

Not flushing sanitary products is something they should have been taught already, but here's a little tip to make your bathroom much better for a visiting female: covered garbage can! A garbage can with a lid is so much nicer to use if she doesn't want everyone to see her business lurking in the garbage can. No need to hide it under layers of TP and kleenex, and any subsequent users aren't going to get more info about private business than they wanted know.

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Bobsyeruncle 2 points ago +2 / -0

Never had septic in my life so no clue how to maintain one. I have been looking at land where there isnt a sewer system and that is one of my concerns. That said, I am good with my hands and can figure things out.

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Gyrfalcon 3 points ago +3 / -0

First thing inquire if a perc test has been done for the property. It helps determine if the soil is suitable for a septic system. Know this before you purchase.

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Dantalian 3 points ago +3 / -0

Every house we had was well & septic. No "boil water" orders, paying for water that can be turned off, and never once had a problem wuth septic. Far more environmentally friendly for mankind.

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Junionthepipeline 1 point ago +1 / -0

Just put up an outhouse

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OwnaLib87 5 points ago +5 / -0

I like to think patriots everywhere are going through an awakening and learning how to do things like change their filter and fly a helicopter.

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Reassess_Reevaluate 7 points ago +7 / -0

Luckily, I had a "do everything himself" cheapskate father, so I know how to fix damn near anything.

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IHatePedophiles 5 points ago +5 / -0

Monthly?! Do you live in a perpetual dust storm?

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Reassess_Reevaluate 4 points ago +4 / -0

Like I told someone else, my heating and AC unit will not allow me to put in good filters with high MERV ratings. The highest I can use is MERV 8.

With two long haired dogs and hardwood floors right next to the floor level air intake.. yeah, I have to change filters monthly.

Luckily low rating filters are cheap. Like 6 of them for 35 bucks.

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IHatePedophiles 2 points ago +2 / -0

Fair enough lol. Yeah those cheap green mesh ones you can find for like $.79 a piece.

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Block_Helen 3 points ago +3 / -0

19-year-old AC still running well - had to get the guy to add Freon a few months ago due to microleaks. Boy did that make a difference.

We switched to the cheap $1 filters a year or two ago - that helped, too. Better airflow and did I mention $1 each.

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PRMan99 1 point ago +1 / -0

I only do 3 months, but it reduces your dusting to 0 if you get an 11+ filter.

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okboomer59 4 points ago +4 / -0

Dusting is not hard

An FPR of 11+ makes sense if someone in your home has emphysema, COPD, etc

But it puts a lot of extra stress on your blower

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Reassess_Reevaluate 4 points ago +4 / -0

Due to the enormous amount of air that my furnace sucks in, I can't use anything but high airflow filters. If you put anything that catches a lot of dust, then the furnace chokes out and dies.

Found that out my first winter. I looked at the guy who installed the furnace when I called him out for warranty maintenance and I was like "Who would make a furnace that can only use cheap filters?"

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BoomCannon 1 point ago +1 / -0

3 months with a MERV 11 or higher filter is a quick and easy way to kill your HVAC.

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TenaciousDT 1 point ago +1 / -0

I use the filtrete advanced allergen 1500/merv 12 and change them monthly and even with new filterws I worry about this, should I be?

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BoomCannon 1 point ago +1 / -0

Most HVAC people will tell you to not use those filters because they put unneeded stress on your system which ultimately shortens its life. I’ve always heard MERV 9-10 is the highest you want to go. It’s good that you change it monthly though.

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mass55th 19 points ago +19 / -0

It's amazing how many people don't know they have to change the air filters. I do it religiously. I've lived in a third floor apartment for 20 years. There are 11 units in the building...three in the basement, and four on the other two floors. Several years ago, my plug-in CO2 meter began chirping around midnight. I double-checked to make sure it was working properly, and could find no reason why it was making a noise. Instead of assuming it wasn't working properly, I opened my windows, and decided to call National Grid to report a possible CO2 leak. They came immediately, checked my apartment, and found nothing. The guy then went down to the basement where the boiler was, and found nothing. He then went out to his car, and got a device that was much more sensitive to CO2, and we went through the building methodically.

When we got to one of the basement apartments, he discovered where the CO2 was coming from. When we knocked on the door, we found a young, 8 months pregnant woman, and her small son. I brought her, her young son, and their kitten to my apartment, and called the Fire Department as directed by the National Grid guy. While talking to the young woman she told me that her son had been feeling sick all evening, and she had a headache. Needless to say, the culprit was a very dirty filter that had caused the furnace to malfunction. The Apartment owner put her up in a hotel until they could get the furnace repaired, or put her in another one of their apartment buildings in the city. I've always been amazed that a small plug-in CO2 monitor that I had in my bedroom on the third floor, actually picked up the CO2 leak that she had in her basement apartment, two flights down. It wasn't long afterward that the Landord had CO2 monitors installed in each apartment. I still use my own CO2 monitor just to make sure.

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BigIgloo 13 points ago +13 / -0

Thank god for good neighbors like you.

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Equality72521 3 points ago +3 / -0

If you chose not to use them you never have to change them. I stopped using filters years ago. It probably makes a big difference where you live. We don't have a lot of ambient dust here but I can imagine in a dry highly windy area that I might need to rethink my strategy.

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mass55th 3 points ago +3 / -0

I'm old, and live alone, so don't vacuum as often as I should. But despite not vacuuming regularly, the filter isn't really that dusty when I change it. Each apartment has a natural gas, forced air furnace, and an air conditioning unit that works off the furnace. Since they are used regularly during the summer and winter, I change the filter every 6 months. Gives me something to do instead of doing housework.

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bidensniffingkids 1 point ago +1 / -0

Did you mean CO? I thought CO2 was everywhere.

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mass55th 1 point ago +1 / -0

Carbon dioxide (chemical formula CO 2)

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NvJohansson 17 points ago +17 / -0

Now tell them that their 10 year old car has a cabin filter behind the glove compartment.

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NZbacon 3 points ago +3 / -0

And that's why the heater and ac are so useless!

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starsabove 15 points ago +15 / -0

How the fuck do you let your AC filters get that bad? My allergies go crazy well before it hits that stage, and most semi modern smart-ish thermostats will TELL YOU to replace the damn filter.

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RegularAmerican 8 points ago +8 / -0

I do mine twice a year and Everytime my dad comes over it's one of his first questions

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FloridaACguy 2 points ago +2 / -0

Want to get grossed out? Get a flashlight, remove the filter, and look at your evaporator (cooling) coil. All of the air that you breathe in your house passes through those slimy black boogers. Get your coil cleaned every 4 years by a real AC company.

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loverat 2 points ago +2 / -0

Aha! There's your problem - we are talking about the kind of people who think someone else will deal with that.

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dykstra89 11 points ago +11 / -0

this is how mine looks but to be fair, ive never worn a mask and this bastard is up in the ceiling, i have to go get the ladder and shit? come on man

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ThurstonHowell3rd 3 points ago +5 / -2

LOL, if a ladder is enough to keep you from changing a filter, never bother buying a home.

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dykstra89 2 points ago +2 / -0

Lol it's a joke. Ive owned my house since I was 26

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ThurstonHowell3rd 2 points ago +2 / -0

Ya had me hook, line, and sinker. I don't mind ladders in the house. It's mucking out gutters full of wet leaves that I don't like.

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dykstra89 9 points ago +10 / -1

these fuckers cost like 500 bucks now. thanks obama

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Fridge_pirate 7 points ago +8 / -1

They do not. They cost less than ten bucks a pop. If you're a sucker that pays more than 15 each, you're a sucker.

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Exviper 3 points ago +3 / -0

Lol the ones that mine take are about 70.00 each. They are “special” filters for my train furnace. I replace every 3 months, that being said I have a bigger complaint about my diesel for my tractor costing 30.00 a week.

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bill_in_texas 3 points ago +4 / -1

I order a couple boxes of a/c filters at a time from a local manufacturer....I have an odd size return air duct, so filters aren't available at my local hardware store or big box store.

I use pleated MERV 13's, and even in bulk, they're more than $ 10 each.

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okboomer59 1 point ago +1 / -0

FPR 4s are about $10 for a pack of 3 Each one is designed to last 3 months, so that’s a buck and change per month

I got crazy allergies but FPR 4 works great for me

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Fridge_pirate 1 point ago +1 / -0

What size?

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Block_Helen 1 point ago +1 / -0

Mine cost $1 each at Home Depot. The cheapest they make. Work better than the expensive ones which filter too much and are too hard on the old HVAC.

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Cyer6 4 points ago +4 / -0

I put the washable reusable type with strong metal frames. It's an initial investment of about $40 each but I only have two. They last forever and I just rinse them down with the shower head or outdoor hose. I like them, they allow the air to pass freely and just focus on the heavy stuff in the air. I don't need HEPA and all that micro-filter BS because I try to keep my windows and screen doors open as much as possible because I hate AC.

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XCorneliusX 4 points ago +4 / -0

The filters that are too small of a passthrough can cause strain on an HVAC system causing premature failure of motors and such.

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okboomer59 3 points ago +3 / -0

Make sure they are completely dry before reinstalling or they can grow black mold

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findthewarmspot 8 points ago +8 / -0

Holy Mother of Allergies! I’d hate to see what their bathrooms look like! 🤮

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based_trekkie 7 points ago +7 / -0

Of course filter companies are like,

Replace your furnace filter every week!

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beev_bove_biv 6 points ago +6 / -0

I do service calls in and around detroit for a repair company. If a customer insists we wear a mask when we show up, we already know the entire house is a science fair project.

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uniformist 6 points ago +6 / -0

Thank God you found the cat!

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Socialismsuckz 6 points ago +6 / -0

Oh man I used to have an Airbnb and the kid staying somehow broke the knob on a faucet. Our repair man couldn’t get there until the next day. The kid just left the water running the entire time because he didn’t know you could shut the water off under the sink. 😳 Seriously these younger generations are overwhelminglying idiots about basic house maintenance.

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FireannDireach 5 points ago +5 / -0

Ask people you know, if they know where the water main is, and how to turn it off, and the electrical main.

I'd bet more than half don't.

I've seen people stymied with garage doors, during a power outage. They had no idea they could open the door manually. "So that's what that thingy on the rope is!"

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SecondProtectsFirst 3 points ago +3 / -0

Honestly I could see my wife doing that and then calling me in a panic asking what to do. Both of us millennials but at least one of us doesn’t fall into any of those categories above

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loverat 2 points ago +2 / -0

You could easily have left off the words "about house maintenance" and be even more correct.

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Dragofireheart 2 points ago +2 / -0

I know where all of my water valves are. The shower know broke once and water was pouring into the tub. Quick run to utility closet and twisting the valve: disaster averted until a repaian could come.

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AntsCamera 5 points ago +5 / -0

They also do not know how to change the oil in their own car. They also believe the 10 dollar an hour joggers at Jiffy lube when they upsell them for shit they do not need.

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acidburn 5 points ago +5 / -0

and then i see them walk into the restroom with it on. because whatever you breathe in there...you totally want that stuck against your face all day

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Wolfebane84 5 points ago +5 / -0

Look at Mr Money Bags over here with their houses having "filters"

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NotAnotherNPC 5 points ago +5 / -0

That's what their masks look like after a year of not washing/changing it.

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KekistanPM 3 points ago +3 / -0

And then they get bacterial pneumonia and blame covid.

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OnlyTrump20 5 points ago +5 / -0

We have been programmed to depend on a "professional" every time something needs to be done around the house. Good times breed weak men.

I actually got a letter reminder from my city council rep once saying that I needed a permit for anything, like installing a new ceiling light fixture. For reals? I, of course, tossed in the trash. I always install new light fixtures myself.

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KekistanPM 3 points ago +3 / -0

Corporations: "You can't do things without our products!"

Government" You can't do things without our permission!"

Normies: "Works for me! Thanks for keeping everyone safe!"

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4cdarth 4 points ago +4 / -0

Preventative Maintenance! Come on people! It's a basic thing. That right there is a house fire waiting to happen

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rcstl 3 points ago +3 / -0

So is a condom or pill. We see how that works, right?

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quantum_wetware 4 points ago +4 / -0

10% cardboard, 90% dirt

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FireannDireach 4 points ago +4 / -0

Or if you're a dog owner, 90% fur.

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bluewhiteandred 4 points ago +4 / -0

saw a video of sink aerators not being cleaned making people sick, apparently a lot of faucets have ends that screw off and are to be cleaned periodically

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bidensniffingkids 3 points ago +3 / -0

Yep, faucets grow some weird shit. I cleaned them in a new house and could tell the previous owner had never bothered.

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shaven_llama 4 points ago +4 / -0

Jokes on you, I have radiant in floor heat and no ductwork

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irdc 1 point ago +1 / -0

That sounds amazing

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LePEDES 4 points ago +4 / -0

Lol I had convo with a co worker who’s ac was always going out, I asked when’s the last time they changed the air filter they looked at me so confused, “ you have to change the air filters?” I chuckled and said yes. These are the same people that voted for Biden bc then know nothing about politics.

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buckiemohawk 3 points ago +3 / -0

We replaced my elderly parents in the new house the other because they noticed something was wrong. People never clean or take care of their houses. They spend on eating out

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Latin_Patriot_MAGA 3 points ago +3 / -0

for the filter to work you have to put more filter, with about 27 would be fine.

-Technical fauxi

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KekistanPM 2 points ago +2 / -0

You're selfish by not using better filters!

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Keep_on_winning_kag 2 points ago +2 / -0

How about a double filter, better yet ,why not a triple filter?

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rcstl 1 point ago +1 / -0

How about a solid paper pleated once per inch?

We call them furnace killers!

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Jacurutu99 3 points ago +3 / -0

And just think...they want to get rid of anyone doing maintenance in buildings if they don't want to be jabbed. You can guarantee it is going to be a painful process as people have to learn to do things they always thought someone else should be doing for them.

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JokerPede 3 points ago +3 / -0

That reminds me. I was due to change my filters yesterday. Forgive me for my tardiness.

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HanginChad 3 points ago +3 / -0

The masks they put on look like that too. They put them in their pocket don't wash them for 2 weeks or more. I saw some people wearing masks that looked like dirty diapers.

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603win 3 points ago +3 / -0

RIP evaporator core

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Tokyo20DrinkingGame 2 points ago +2 / -0

I use filters from FilterTime, a company run by two NASCAR drivers, Blake Koch and Dale Earnhardt Jr. They ship you a filter on whatever schedule you want. Pretty good quality too.

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IWantFweedom 2 points ago +2 / -0

Still cleaner than San Francisco.

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j2daeww 2 points ago +2 / -0

Great fucking point

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Atlas_Honked 2 points ago +2 / -0

I just replaced mine yesterday. Every month! Probably over kill but I can't stand even when they get that greyish color where it's supposed to be white.

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Based_psychologist 2 points ago +2 / -0

I do every 2-3 months. More if I think it needs it, but that’s usually sufficient.

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DisbandTheCIA 1 point ago +1 / -0

I bought this thing that says it lasts a year.

Seems ok.

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kag_WI 2 points ago +2 / -0

Filter? What is this filter you speak of? 😊

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Pepelosi 2 points ago +2 / -0

The house filter actually worked, not so much for the face diaper.

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TEXinLA 2 points ago +2 / -0

😀😀😀

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Dudemanfoo 2 points ago +2 / -0

Chopping their dicks or tits off too...

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independentbystander 2 points ago +2 / -0

A Leftist carpetbagger "friend" moved here from a DNC Stronghold (to meddle with local politics/push Leftist Agenda BS/spread STDs.) She has been an "activist" for as long as I can remember, always rousing rabble, gleeful about her role as a subversive troublemaker.

This persyn is very focused on messing up her appearance with all the piercings/tattoos/neon hair, and of course very "educated" in the ways of political/social subversion and manipulative honey-potting. She otherwise is completely unaware of many normal aspects of "adulting." Example: she didn't even know there was an air filter in her HVAC system, much less a clump of cat hair like we see in pic related.

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Trolldozer 2 points ago +2 / -0

That house filter should've worn a mask.

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1776ThereIsaidIt 2 points ago +2 / -0

Wasn't Legionnaire's Disease traced to dirty air filters or something?

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Dell_Fargus 2 points ago +2 / -0

Imagine what the cabin air filter in their Prius looks like.

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philnmdg 2 points ago +2 / -0

Good thing they wear masks

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TRUMP420KUSH 2 points ago +2 / -0

As an HVAC guy I LOL

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FloridaACguy 2 points ago +2 / -0

That means it's working.

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We_Are_Inevitable 2 points ago +2 / -0

"that's just extra filtration!"

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theleftiscomingforus 2 points ago +2 / -0

I do hvac. Yes.

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Equality72521 1 point ago +1 / -0

I've never seen a point to these filters and don't use one. In my experience, they are an expense that does not provide any value.

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KAGALOSAURUS 4 points ago +4 / -0

Lol… the amount of dust on that filter that’s not going around and landing on your shit is proof they work.

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Equality72521 1 point ago +1 / -0

Without question, it's proof that they collect dirt. What I'm questioning though is what percentage of dirt per cubic meter or cubic foot do they actually filter. Is it 10%? 20%? 30%? more? If you were to take a sample of a cubic meter of air in your living room (for example) while the filter is in place and the HVAC is running would that particulate content by percentage be significantly different than when it is not running or when it is running without a filter?

Dirt and particulate are constantly making it's way into the home so the outside air quality plays a factor. I suspect that homes with carpet (which tends to collect a lot of dirt and dust) also play a role.

I do not tend to see much in the way of dirt accumulation on surfaces in my home despite not using a filter.

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KAGALOSAURUS 1 point ago +1 / -0

That’s fair, I guess the build/situation of the house applies as well. My house from the 60s has a return in the floor in the hall. It sucks in all kinds of dust, as well as collects lots of dog hair. I’d much rather have it snag in a filter than getting recirculated through the vents and back into the air.

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Bohemyth_2 1 point ago +1 / -0

For some that’s their soul

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RPOZ28 1 point ago +1 / -0

Yep.