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MPG Challenge: Silverado Duramax vs Cummins vs Power Stroke
 
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(https://www.platinumship.com) TFLtruck is brought to you by Platinum Ship, where your delivery is handled with the latest equipment optimized for maximum yield of efficiency and capability, and our Logistics Team continuously monitors routes and road conditions to keep our drivers, your products, and our equipment safe and on schedule. Contact Platinum Ship for your next shipment and let us exceed your expectations. ( http://www.TFLtruck.com ) MPG Challenge: Can the Chevy Silverado Duramax Beat the Ram Cummins and Ford Power Stroke? ( http://www.patreon.com/tflcar ) Please visit to support TFLcar & TFLtruck. Check us out on: Facebook: ( https://www.facebook.com/tfltruck ) Twitter: ( https://www.twitter.com/tfltruck ) and now even Truck Videos on YouTube at: The Fast Lane Truck ( http://www.youtube.com/user/tflcar ) and classic cars as well at: TFLClassics ( http://www.youtube.com/user/ClassicsUnleashed )
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Isuzu FVZ 1400 Crane Truck
 
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Truck Specifications: • Manufacture and fit heavy duty steel tray 6.1m x 2.5m • Palfinger PK9001 Crane - Safe Working Load - 1130Kg @ 7.5 Metres • 3mm Chequer Plate floor • RHS Cab Protection Rack • Safely Rails all round the tray • Rubber Mudguards & Mudflaps • Certified ROPS ( Roll Over Protection System) • Spare Wheel to cab rack • Revolving Light to ROPS • High Rise LED lights to ROPS • 1x 9kg Fire extinguisher mounted to the module • 1x 1.5kg Fire Extinguisher in cab • Lock safe battery isolator to be fitted to truck • Canvas seat covers • UHF Radio • Work Lights to rear of Cab • Mine Spec Reversing Alarm • First Aid Kit in Cab • 75mm Hi-Vis Striping to cab • Tow Ball • Tool Box - 800 x 500 x 500 • Water Tank with Soap Dispenser • Set of Rubber Wheel Chocks
300117 Don Spiers Jane Grljusich
 
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Jane Grljusich reporting for Nine News Perth, exclusive, first interview with Don Spiers, father of Sarah Spiers who went missing in Claremont in 1996, in ten years
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World Record Edition | Dude Perfect
 
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It's time to break some recs! (records) ►Click HERE for a chance to win NBA season tickets from Ruffles! http://bit.ly/RufflesDudes ►The Dude Perfect Show airs Thursdays at 9/8 Central on CMT! Search and record the whole series on your DVR now! Watch the trailer here! http://bit.ly/DPTVtrailer Play our FREE new iPhone game!! ►Play FREE on iPhone -- http://smarturl.it/DudePerfect2 ► PLAY FREE on Android -- http://smarturl.it/DudePerfect2 ► PLAY FREE on iPad -- http://smarturl.it/DudePerfect2iPad Music by Tauren Wells: ► Click HERE to download "Undefeated:" http://bit.ly/TaurenWells ►Listen on Spotify - http://bit.ly/UndefeatedSpotify For the latest on all things world records and videos featuring the world's tallest, shortest, fastest, longest, oldest and most incredible things on the planet, check out Guinness World Records on YouTube and subscribe! ► VISIT our NEW STORE - http://bit.ly/DPStore ► JOIN our NEWSLETTER - http://bit.ly/DPNewsletterEndCard ► WATCH our STEREOTYPES - http://bit.ly/StereotypesPlaylist Some of our biggest videos ever are coming out soon so stay tuned so you won't miss a thing! ►Subscribe here: http://bit.ly/DudePerfect In between videos we hang out with you guys on Instagram, Vine, Twitter, and Facebook so pick your favorite one and hang with us there too! http://Instagram.com/DudePerfect https://Vine.co/DudePerfect http://Twitter.com/DudePerfect http://Facebook.com/DudePerfect http://bit.ly/DudePerfectSnapchat Do you have a GO BIG mindset? See for yourself in our book "Go Big." ►http://amzn.to/OYdZ2s A special thanks to those of you who play our iPhone Game and read our book. You guys are amazing and all the great things you tell us about the game and the book make those projects so worthwhile for us! Dude Perfect GAME - http://smarturl.it/DPGameiPhone Dude Perfect BOOK - "Go Big" - http://amzn.to/OYdZ2s Click here if you want to learn more about Dude Perfect: http://www.dudeperfect.com/blog-2/ Bonus points if you're still reading this! Comment “#SCTop10 #NewWorldRecord" As always...Go Big and God Bless! - Your friends at Dude Perfect Business or Media, please contact us at: [email protected]
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How to reset your ECU in less than 1 minute
 
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I was talking with a friend who resetted the ecu of his honda civic by removing the positive and negative terminals from the battery. That might work but this is a faster method. BTW you can also reset the ecu by unplugging it but this method is usually faster.
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car wash mining style
 
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a car get smashed by water falling down a mining machine arm
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Pollen
 
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Pollen covering everything at our house.
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World of Science - British Columbia RV Rental
 
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See Rohan have a ball at the Tellus World of Science.
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Old vs New Off-Road: Land Rover Defender vs Discovery 2 vs Range Rover Classic vs 2018 Discovery
 
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(https://www.platinumship.com) On This very special episode of The Fast Lane Truck we go off-road in a set of classic and new Land Rovers to see how technology has changed the off-road game. TFLtruck is brought to you by Platinum Ship, where your delivery is handled with the latest equipment optimized for maximum yield of efficiency and capability, and our Logistics Team continuously monitors routes and road conditions to keep our drivers, your products, and our equipment safe and on schedule. Contact Platinum Ship for your next shipment and let us exceed your expectations. ( http://www.TFLtruck.com ) ( http://www.patreon.com/tflcar ) Please visit to support TFLcar & TFLtruck. Check us out on: Facebook: ( https://www.facebook.com/tfltruck ) Twitter: ( https://www.twitter.com/tfltruck ) and now even Truck Videos on YouTube at: The Fast Lane Truck ( http://www.youtube.com/user/tflcar ) and classic cars as well at: TFLClassics ( http://www.youtube.com/user/ClassicsUnleashed )
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Truck Fly By
 
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The do's and don'ts of expanding foam
 
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On my travels through the outback I use this AB expanding foam to plug open abandoned drill holes to save small critters from falling in and dying. This is how not to do it.
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Märklin 29181 - Construction Site  Starter Set
 
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This information is downloaded from www.märklin.com Märklin 29181 - Construction Site Starter Set Gauge: H0 Era: V Prototype: Type DHG 700 industrial diesel locomotive. Krupp-Ardelt crane car with a crane tender car. Low side car for transporting a power shovel. Model: The locomotive has a metal frame. It also has a digital decoder and a special motor. 3 axles powered. Traction tires. The triple headlights change over with the direction of travel, will work in conventional operation, and can be controlled digitally. There is a warning light on the roof of the engineer's cab. The crane car has a cab that can be turned, a boom that can be raised and lowered, and a hand crank for the crane line. The crane tender car has a boom support. The low side car comes with a metal model of a power shovel. All of the cars have Relex couplers. Train length approximately 48.0 cm / 18-7/8". Contents: 12 no. 24130 curved track, 9 no. 24172 straight track, 4 no. 24188 straight track, 1 no. 24089 base station, 3 no. 24224 curved track, 2 no. 24612 right turnout, and 1 no. 24611 left turnout. 230 volt/36 VA plug-in wall transformer and a wireless infrared controller. A "Construction Site" cardstock cut-out sheet is included. This set can be expanded with the C Track extension sets and the entire C Track program. The 74490 electric turnout mechanism can be installed in the turnouts. Highlights: * Construction train with a locomotive, crane car, and a power shovel. * Digital locomotive with a warning light and headlights. * Digital infrared controller for control of up to 4 trains. * With the wireless infrared controller you have freedom to move around your layout. http://www.maerklin.com/en/products/detailsh0.html?lang=en&page=2&perpage=40&level1=3942&level2=3953&art_nr=29181&era=0&gaugechoice=2&groupchoice=5&subgroupchoice=0&backlink=%2Fwww.maerklin.com%2Fen%2Fproducts%2Fgauge_h0%2Fsets.html
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Workers Killed While Servicing Tires
 
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Tires can explode with devastating force. This slide show profiles three serious tire accidents.
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How to Clean and Replace an EGR Valve P0400
 
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Clogged or Low Flow EGR? Learn how to clean carbon buildup in the EGR valve which can cause check engine light codes P0400 though P0408. I also show you how to test your EGR valve to make sure it is working properly or if you need a new one. Where I got my EGR Valve: http://www.carpartkings.com/emission-control/egr-valve.html?utm_source=youtube&utm_medium=video&utm_term=egr_valve&utm_campaign=chris_fix The OBD2 Scanner App I used: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xPI36bKVCjk Where to get the OBD2 Scanner I used: http://amzn.to/1XNUGfz EGR Codes: P0400 Exhaust Gas Recirculation Flow Malfunction P0401 Exhaust Gas Recirculation Flow Insufficient Detected P0402 Exhaust Gas Recirculation Flow Excessive Detected P0403 Exhaust Gas Recirculation Circuit Malfunction P0404 Exhaust Gas Recirculation Circuit Range/Performance P0405 Exhaust Gas Recirculation Sensor A Circuit Low P0406 Exhaust Gas Recirculation Sensor A Circuit High P0407 Exhaust Gas Recirculation Sensor B Circuit Low P0408 Exhaust Gas Recirculation Sensor B Circuit High How to Flush Power Steering Fluid: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A0fiZCHz5ew How to Replace an Oxygen Sensor: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Kr-c8eBl5E How to SUPER CLEAN a Windshield: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vJkfrY2owb0 **If the video was helpful, remember to give it a "thumbs up" and consider subscribing. New videos every Thursday** -Website: http://www.ChrisFixed.com -Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/chrisfix8 -Twitter: https://twitter.com/ChrisFixed -Instagram: https://instagram.com/chrisfixit -Subscribe Here: http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=paintballoo7 -YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/ChrisFix Disclaimer: Due to factors beyond the control of ChrisFix, I cannot guarantee against improper use or unauthorized modifications of this information. ChrisFix assumes no liability for property damage or injury incurred as a result of any of the information contained in this video. Use this information at your own risk. ChrisFix recommends safe practices when working on vehicles and or with tools seen or implied in this video. Due to factors beyond the control of ChrisFix, no information contained in this video shall create any expressed or implied warranty or guarantee of any particular result. Any injury, damage, or loss that may result from improper use of these tools, equipment, or from the information contained in this video is the sole responsibility of the user and not ChrisFix.
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Sando's Plays of the Week: R23
 
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Senior Coach Brenton Sanderson selects his favourite plays from Adelaide's 86 point win over West Coast on Saturday night.
Overwatch 'Full Movie' 2017 - 2018 All Cinematics Cutscenes Combined / Animated Shorts
 
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You're watching Overwatch All cinematic trailers / cutscenes combined into 1 video from Season 1 to Season 5. There will be more Animated Shorts in the future The final animated Overwatch short of the season has just been released so we combined every single animated short into one, go ahead & watch the mini movie! Overwatch Retribution Movie Honor and Glory: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5hF3HNP8Y8I Paladins Full Movie HD (2018) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mYYuQrEb-bY Overwatch Película Completa Español Latino 2017: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TFVbjORE5ZE Pvz Online Full Movie 植物大战僵尸 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=meXBa_PcYws MVC Infinite + The Avengers 2017 Full Movie https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7lRPyV2sKHk TOP BEST UPCOMING ANIMATED MOVIES 2018 (Trailers) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bjDxRMvKBlI Upcoming movies 2018 Playlist: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLle__6dXGka4iZ12Nuq8fNVF0z6GXgANQ Video suitable for a general audience, with content appropriate for all ages & families Subscribe to CommunityGame: http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=CommunityGame You will receive the latest E3 gameplay trailers, anime games, E3 game teasers and epic gaming mods from this channel. 2017 / 2018! ➚You Can Find Us At - https://www.communitygamehq.com/ Like - http://www.facebook.com/CommunityGameHQ Hangout - https://plus.google.com/+CommunityGame/ Follow - https://twitter.com/#!/CommunityGameHQ
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How to Reset your ECU and get better Fuel Economy
 
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Please leave a comment Below with any questions Follow me on Twitter: https://twitter.com/SqueakyClutchYT Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/squeakyclutch/?hl=en Camera Used: Go Pro Hero 4 Silver
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Runaway Train Oshawa Yard GM
 
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CP Rail - GM Oshawa Yard...........Just Marvellous what a Run-a-way Train will do to a Car/Truck!!!! It is rumored that over 300 vehicles were damaged. Enjoy the pictures.
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Pixies - Here Comes Your Man (Official Video)
 
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'Doolittle 25' is out now on 4AD, an expanded edition of the classic album that brings together all the album's B-sides, Peel Sessions and demos for the first time, with nearly half of the tracks having not been commercially released before: http://4ad.com/releases/681 4AD on the web: http://4ad.com/ https://www.facebook.com/fourad/ https://twitter.com/4ad_official
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How To Flush & Clean a Suburban RV Water Heater
 
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UPDATE: THIS WATER HEATER CLEANING METHOD HAS BEEN UPDATED WITH IMPORTANT CHANGES. CLICK HERE TO SEE THE NEW TECHNIQUE: https://youtu.be/TL7AtXJYNcc SUBURBAN OWNERS: ANODE ROD UPDATE: Do not buy the aftermarket anode rod shown in this video! Click here to see why: http://youtu.be/tcxHIFKLVbc FEATURED & RELATED PRODUCTS AVAILABLE ON AMAZON: Suburban Water Heater Anode Rod: http://amzn.to/2s3vJHY Water Heater Tank Rinser: http://amzn.to/2DX1FDf We demonstrate how to thoroughly flush and clean a Suburban brand RV water heater. Last year, since we had already flushed our water heater for the season, we borrowed a friend's RV to demonstrate how to flush an Atwood brand water heater: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IKg0R9oiMP0 Although we did talk about the primary difference between the two brands (Suburbans have an anode rod and Atwoods don't), we wanted to show the actual flushing of a Suburban unit. We also wanted to go into more detail about the aftermarket anode rod we've been using for the past two years, and talk about why we've decided try going back to an OEM rod this year. This video will explain our decision process, basically choosing between the lesser of two evils: the possibility of not properly protecting our steel heater tank from corrosion, or the possibility of being unable to remove the anode next year. The first time we tried to remove the original factory anode rod, it was so badly rusted into place that we broke a wrench trying to unscrew it, even with liberal use of Liquid Wrench. The problem with the factory rod is that the threads are steel. Since the tank threads are also steel, they rust together. We were concerned that they might rust so badly, that we could break the fitting on the tank trying to remove it, which should be done annually. What's best — a magnesium rod with a steel base, or a zinc & aluminum rod in a brass base with brass outer collar? Do both types sacrifice themselves enough to do the job? We discuss the entire decision process in the video, and of course we'll provide an update again next spring about how things worked out. UPDATE! THE ANODE ROD VERDICT IS IN! SEE IT HERE: http://youtu.be/tcxHIFKLVbc Rust, lime scale and other debris can build up in the hot water tank on your motorhome, travel trailer or 5th wheel. Left alone, this can shorten the useful life of your water heater. Simple annual maintenance and care of your RV's hot water system will save you money by extending the life of the heater. The small amount of time required to do this simple but essential maintenance will pay for itself with years of extra service from your RV's hot water heater. WONDERING WHAT'S THE BEST GEAR TO USE ON YOUR RV? Here's all of our favorite equipment that we use ourselves and recommend to friends: http://thervgeeks.com/our-favorite-gear/ Join us at http://TheRVgeeks.com for more great RVing content! Full-Time RVers since April, 2003, we share DIY (do it yourself) RV maintenance, repair, travel, upgrade and operational tips & tricks. Many RVers are eager to learn more about using, maintaining and caring for their rigs. We hope our experience can help others go DIY, saving time & money, plus the satisfaction of a job well done. We're handy RVers, not professional technicians. We're happy with the techniques and products we use, but be sure to confirm that all methods and materials you use are compatible with your equipment and abilities. Regardless of what we recommend, consult a professional if you're unsure about working on your RV. Any task you perform or product you purchase based on any information we provide is strictly at your own risk. We sometimes receive products for evaluation at no cost, and The RVgeeks participate in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to Amazon.com. But our opinions are our own, you won’t pay an extra penny, and we only link to products we personally use, love and can recommend to friends with complete confidence. Comments welcome! Thanks for watching! Don't forget to subscribe!
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Idaho Falls Idaho Fireworks '08
 
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the 4th of july in Idaho falls,Idaho and i filmed this all on my cell phone. song:bring me to life live artist:evanescence i know its kinda late but i forgot to add this video.
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NTEA 2011: Five Big Trucks at the Work Truck Show
 
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PickupTrucks.com takes a look at five cool commercial trucks that were on display at the 2011 NTEA Work Truck Show
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New Police Siren Makes Motorists Shake
 
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A growing number of police departments across the country are using a new type of siren that can not only be heard, it can be felt. (Jan 16)
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Hands-On with the New Google Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL
 
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Google today announced its latest flagship smartphones, the Pixel 3 and the Pixel 3 XL, which are designed to compete with Apple's new iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max. MacRumors was in attendance at Google's fall unveiling event and was able to get some hands-on time with the new devices, and we did a quick comparison to the iPhone XS Max. read more - https://www.macrumors.com/2018/10/09/google-pixel-3-hands-on/
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Carnac the Magnificent with Predictions about Snoopy and Taxi Driver on Johnny Carson's Tonight Show
 
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Carnac the Magnificent with Predictions about Snoopy and Taxi Driver on "The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson" in 1976. MORE JOHNNY CARSON YOUTUBE: "Subscribe" http://bit.ly/johnnysub YOUTUBE MAIN MENU: http://bit.ly/johnny_menu YOUTUBE PREMIUM: http://youtube.com/johnnycarsontv FACEBOOK: "Like" http://facebook.com/johnnycarson ITUNES http://bit.ly/johnnyitunes DVD: http://bit.ly/carsondvds TWITTER: http://twitter.com/#!/Johnnycarson GOOGLE PLAY: http://bit.ly/carson_gplay GOOGLE+: http://bit.ly/johnnygplus "carnac the magnificent" "snoopy" "taxi driver" "johnny carson" "johnny carson youtube" "tonight show" "johnny carson show" comedy "best of johnny carson" Carson "johnny carson best moments" "the best of johnny carson" "johnny carson theme song" "best of carson" "the tonight show with johnny carson" "tonight show johnny carson" "tonight show band" "jonny carson" "carnac the magnificent" "carnac" "johnny carson carnac" "humor" "hilarious" "funniest moments" "video clip" "live tv"
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Gaggia Classic Steam Valve Dripping: Workbench Video of the Tex Modification
 
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Shows the bench modification detail of grinding the collar off of the steam valve. I experienced dripping from the steam wand when my Gaggia Classic espresso machine was only a few months old. If I didn't remember to swing the steam wand over the drip tray while the machine warmed up, I would return to find a puddle of water on the kitchen counter. Now that I've disassembled and cleaned up the valve, I'm convinced that the steam wand drip is due mostly to scale build-up. It seems that regular descaling just doesn't clean this part effectively. (I've followed the steps in the Gaggia Classic manual and in the Durgol Swiss Espresso Special Decalcifier instructions.) "Tex," a member of the Gaggia Users Group, did a good job of explaining the modification that allows the stem to be removed from the valve for more thorough cleaning. See: http://gaggiausersgroup.com/index.php?action=ezportal;sa=page;p=37 So I did it and filmed the process. Now I can remove the stem and clean the valve with descaling solution -- and it appears this fixes the dripping.
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OMC - How Bizarre
 
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Music video by OMC performing How Bizarre. (C) 1996 Universal Music NZ Ltd.
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Hands-On With iOS 12's New Screen Time Feature
 
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The iOS 12 update introduces a comprehensive set of built-in features designed to help you focus, limit distraction, monitor your iOS device usage, and get a better understanding on how you're using your time throughout the day. These new features are housed in the Screen Time section of the Settings app, which we decided to take a closer look at to give MacRumors readers eagerly awaiting the iOS 12 update an idea of what to expect from Apple's new monitoring features. Read more - https://www.macrumors.com/2018/06/13/hands-on-ios-12-screen-time/
Views: 47503 MacRumors
Heute ist mein Tag
 
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Für alle diejenigen, die den heutigen Tag als ihren eigenen ansehen und somit das Beste aus ihm machen wollen. Text & Sprache von Alfred R. Stielau-Pallas, mit wunderschönen Bildern und inspierierende Musik von Thomas Ihl.
Views: 21956 Pallas-Seminare
Making of the 90s Request Mash Up
 
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3FM DJ's namen voor de promotie van de 90s Request Top 100 een mash up van ninetes clips op. Stem op 90s Request Top 100: http://sites.3fm.nl/page/stemmen_2006/3fm_90s_2007 Hoe ging dat in zijn werk? Kijk behind the scenes.
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Auburn Coach Wife Kristi Malzahn Agrees with Match & eHarmony: Men are Jerks
 
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My advice is this: Settle! That's right. Don't worry about passion or intense connection. Don't nix a guy based on his annoying habit of yelling "Bravo!" in movie theaters. Overlook his halitosis or abysmal sense of aesthetics. Because if you want to have the infrastructure in place to have a family, settling is the way to go. Based on my observations, in fact, settling will probably make you happier in the long run, since many of those who marry with great expectations become more disillusioned with each passing year. (It's hard to maintain that level of zing when the conversation morphs into discussions about who's changing the diapers or balancing the checkbook.) Obviously, I wasn't always an advocate of settling. In fact, it took not settling to make me realize that settling is the better option, and even though settling is a rampant phenomenon, talking about it in a positive light makes people profoundly uncomfortable. Whenever I make the case for settling, people look at me with creased brows of disapproval or frowns of disappointment, the way a child might look at an older sibling who just informed her that Jerry's Kids aren't going to walk, even if you send them money. It's not only politically incorrect to get behind settling, it's downright un-American. Our culture tells us to keep our eyes on the prize (while our mothers, who know better, tell us not to be so picky), and the theme of holding out for true love (whatever that is—look at the divorce rate) permeates our collective mentality. Even situation comedies, starting in the 1970s with The Mary Tyler Moore Show and going all the way to Friends, feature endearing single women in the dating trenches, and there's supposed to be something romantic and even heroic about their search for true love. Of course, the crucial difference is that, whereas the earlier series begins after Mary has been jilted by her fiancé, the more modern-day Friends opens as Rachel Green leaves her nice-guy orthodontist fiancé at the altar simply because she isn't feeling it. But either way, in episode after episode, as both women continue to be unlucky in love, settling starts to look pretty darn appealing. Mary is supposed to be contentedly independent and fulfilled by her newsroom family, but in fact her life seems lonely. Are we to assume that at the end of the series, Mary, by then in her late 30s, found her soul mate after the lights in the newsroom went out and her work family was disbanded? If her experience was anything like mine or that of my single friends, it's unlikely. And while Rachel and her supposed soul mate, Ross, finally get together (for the umpteenth time) in the finale of Friends, do we feel confident that she'll be happier with Ross than she would have been had she settled down with Barry, the orthodontist, 10 years earlier? She and Ross have passion but have never had long-term stability, and the fireworks she experiences with him but not with Barry might actually turn out to be a liability, given how many times their relationship has already gone up in flames. It's equally questionable whether Sex and the City's Carrie Bradshaw, who cheated on her kindhearted and generous boyfriend, Aidan, only to end up with the more exciting but self-absorbed Mr. Big, will be better off in the framework of marriage and family. (Some time after the breakup, when Carrie ran into Aidan on the street, he was carrying his infant in a Baby Björn. Can anyone imagine Mr. Big walking around with a Björn?)
Views: 188740 Shari Wing

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