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submitted 2 months ago by [email protected] to c/[email protected]

My house has the toilet and shower branching from the same cold water line. This means that whenever the toilet flushes, it uses a lot of cold water and the shower gets too hot.

To solve this I found the valve for the toilet and closed it just enough to fill the toilet without making a weird noise. This reduces the amount of water the toilet uses when filling, which means the shower doesn't get super hot.

Because of how toilets work, flush performance is unaffected, and my showers are now a lot less perilous. I'm a little ashamed it took me so long to figure this out, but it works so I thought I'd share it.

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submitted 6 months ago by [email protected] to c/[email protected]

TLDR; Pretty much the title. They send you a specific link for the $30 report they want and then they never show up to see the car.

I've been in the process of getting my 2nd vehicle prepped to sell, and after a bunch of maintenance and detailing it's finally ready. I listed it the other day on a few sites and started getting messages today. I was so relieved that it seemed like it was going to move quickly and as I'm texting the first lead another one messages me asking if it's still available! First lead asks for a report I'd never heard of, waits for me to question then sends me a link. Decided to search the web to see what it is first and it seems ok. I'm busy and guy #1 starts to pressure me to get the report. Feels weird. I message guy #2 and ask him if he wants a carfax. No. He wants a different sites specific report...

They both had the same format:
1). Car still available? Condition of car?
2). Where is car at? Can you meet tomorrow?
3). You agree to meet at a certain time, then they'll be like "Oh, one last thing, can you get me the TVD or BMT or *** report, 3 letters specific to the site they want you to use.
4). They wait for you to ask "what report?"
5). They send you the site address and tell you that they'll need it by X time, so that they can get time off the next day.
6). Around this time, or a little before they will also drop "oh I'm ***** btw". Seems like it's just to solidify the genuine nature of what seems to be a purposefully paced interaction.

Luckily I didn't purchase either, but the rub is you buy a $30 report and then they ghost you. You can get reports from lots of sites but they all mostly pull from the same federal database. Found this one that's recognized from the NMVTIS (government agency) and is $3.50

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submitted 9 months ago by [email protected] to c/[email protected]

Cost of living is sky high; can we all share our best tips for saving money?

We started eating healthier, meal planning, and shopping places like Grocery Outlet before we hit the regular store for whatever we couldn't find. Our food bills for 2 adults went down considerably. If a trip would've been 50, it's now more like 35, and we eat a lot more veggies now, so win-win. We are also cancelling our subscriptions and checking movies and tv series out from the library to entertain ourselves, and walking/biking to work (realize not everyone can do this).

Any other good ways to put more into savings?

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submitted 9 months ago by [email protected] to c/[email protected]

LPTR: fastest way to fall asleep?

More info: I’ve tried a few methods, including devices out of reach with no light, and breathing techniques. Breathing seems to be closest but I seem to have a hard time getting to a point where my breaths really slow down and relax.

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submitted 10 months ago by [email protected] to c/[email protected]

I moved recently and our now shower has glass doors. I kept my old shower curtains, which have been super useful when painting or having a crawfish boil.

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submitted 10 months ago by [email protected] to c/[email protected]

LPT - Use an electric kettle to jump start a pot of water.

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