Re: [MBZ] Hey Kaleb!

2021-03-03 Thread Dan Penoff via Mercedes
iPhone >> >>> On Mar 3, 2021, at 3:43 PM, Dan Penoff via Mercedes >>> wrote: >>> >>> Ever heard of these guys? >>> >>> https://www.hgreg.com >>> >>> Apparentl

[MBZ] Hey Kaleb!

2021-03-03 Thread Dan Penoff via Mercedes
Ever heard of these guys? https://www.hgreg.com Apparently they’re building a new facility about 7 miles from my house. Looks like a regional Carvana knock-off. -D ___ http://www.okiebenz.com To search list archives http://www.okiebenz.com/archive/ To

Re: [MBZ] Anyone know of a good MB garage in Tucson AZ area?

2021-03-03 Thread Dan Penoff via Mercedes
https://www.grouponemotorwerks.com A guy on the 500E forum recommended these guys highly. -D > On Mar 2, 2021, at 8:56 PM, Max Dillon via Mercedes > wrote: > > Ok thanks Bob. > > Max Dillon > Charleston SC > > > Mar 2, 2021 7:13:20 PM Bob Rentfro via Mercedes : > >> I can ask my Indy. >>

Re: [MBZ] One for Michigan Mitch

2021-03-02 Thread Dan Penoff via Mercedes
tch Haley via Mercedes > wrote: > > Just got home 20 minutes ago, but too facebook proof to look at it, what is > it? > > On 2021-03-02 19:37, Dan Penoff via Mercedes wrote: >> He’s probably too busy to look at this since it’s tax season, but... >> https://www.fa

[MBZ] One for Michigan Mitch

2021-03-02 Thread Dan Penoff via Mercedes
He’s probably too busy to look at this since it’s tax season, but... https://www.facebook.com/groups/370523373026985/permalink/3811685978910690/?sale_post_id=3811685978910690 -D ___ http://www.okiebenz.com To search list archives

Re: [MBZ] Common sense seems to be lacking at home

2021-03-02 Thread Dan Penoff via Mercedes
And always remember the three “S” - Shoot, Shovel, Shut up. -D > On Mar 2, 2021, at 3:17 PM, G Mann via Mercedes wrote: > > What everyone responded above in the way of prepared and alert family > members. It takes time and effort to get everyone on board with the idea of > actually defending

Re: [MBZ] OT: Squirrels in the bird feeder

2021-03-01 Thread Dan Penoff via Mercedes
Heh. Like minds… I was going to suggest much the same, only maybe just a .177 pump rifle to minimize the potential impact on the neighbors and to avoid getting afoul of the local ordinances regarding the use of firearms within city/county limits. -D > On Mar 1, 2021, at 4:31 PM, OK Don via

Re: [MBZ] Question For Max or Floyd

2021-02-28 Thread Dan Penoff via Mercedes
We’re appointment only as well, so I don’t think they’re enforcing the 30 day rule. Your points are all quite valid - it’s a matter of blending in and not drawing attention to your car. I’ve done the “use a current plate” thing tons of times over 30 years and never had an issue. The only time

Re: [MBZ] Question For Max or Floyd

2021-02-28 Thread Dan Penoff via Mercedes
Florida is 30 days from date of purchase or bringing it into the state. -D > On Feb 28, 2021, at 10:14 AM, Mitch Haley via Mercedes > wrote: > > On 2021-02-28 10:25, Allan Streib via Mercedes wrote: >> Mitch Haley via Mercedes writes: >>> In Michigan, I have three days from date of purchase

Re: [MBZ] I’m getting tired of every time I leave my house...

2021-02-28 Thread Dan Penoff via Mercedes
Grant, In Flagstaff this week I paid around $2,80/gallon for regular unleaded, and diesel was slightly cheaper, which sort of surprised me. -D > On Feb 28, 2021, at 2:27 PM, G Mann via Mercedes > wrote: > > DIesel is now over $0.65 cents higher than the day the keystone pipeline > was

Re: [MBZ] Going to ABQ

2021-02-26 Thread Dan Penoff via Mercedes
I dealt with this as a former road warrior. I did what Floyd suggested, made nice with my “gal” who would then make sure for the most part I got the airline, seats and hotels I preferred. They had a profile for everyone that had all your preferences in it, and I can’t complain as they did a

Re: [MBZ] Going to ABQ

2021-02-26 Thread Dan Penoff via Mercedes
It does. Airline has nothing to do with it. That being said, your TSA Pre number should be in the record. -D > On Feb 25, 2021, at 9:03 PM, Rick Knoble via Mercedes > wrote: > >  >> >> I also have TSA precheck which is tied into my AA account. > > I am pretty sure TSA Pre check goes with

Re: [MBZ] OT oh yeah baby 1960 Cadillac Series 62 Convertible

2021-02-25 Thread Dan Penoff via Mercedes
I had a 1962 Fleetwood Series 62 that was nearly 20 feet long. A true land yacht if there ever was one. Great car, even got decent mileage (high teens) despite weighing 6,000 pounds wet. -D > On Feb 25, 2021, at 9:50 AM, Dwight Giles via Mercedes > wrote: > > What a great parade vehicle! >

Re: [MBZ] Rona

2021-02-24 Thread Dan Penoff via Mercedes
24, 2021, at 7:35 PM, Kaleb Striplin via Mercedes > wrote: > > Here in OK their site says OK residents only and you will be turned away if > out of state. > > Sent from my iPhone > >> On Feb 24, 2021, at 6:31 PM, Dan Penoff via Mercedes >> wrote

Re: [MBZ] Rona

2021-02-24 Thread Dan Penoff via Mercedes
I heard NC had it’s act together on administering the vaccine, so much so that people in southern VA were crossing state lines to get it in NC. Since the vaccine is a Federal effort, they can’t deny it to anyone based on their address, so people in southern VA who haven’t been able to get it

Re: [MBZ] 2002 Mercedes Benz ML500 - $2,700 (OBO)

2021-02-24 Thread Dan Penoff via Mercedes
And to elaborate, the drive train is, for the most part, pretty solid. They have issues with the chassis nannies relative to BAS/ABS and other such things, and the telematics, specifically the head unit, can be wonky, but they’re not too difficult to work on. If you want a solid cheap AWD

Re: [MBZ] 2002 Mercedes Benz ML500 - $2,700 (OBO)

2021-02-24 Thread Dan Penoff via Mercedes
They do, and they’re horribly inefficient as far as fuel consumption, too. On top of that, they’re a truck. Period. They drive and ride like a truck. They are not a “luxury SUV” by any sense of the term. -D > On Feb 24, 2021, at 3:15 PM, Andrew Strasfogel via Mercedes > wrote: > > I am

Re: [MBZ] Rona

2021-02-24 Thread Dan Penoff via Mercedes
Still only 65 and older here, unless you’re a buddy of the governor. -D > On Feb 24, 2021, at 11:51 AM, Jim Cathey via Mercedes > wrote: > > My 55yo wife has gotten #1. Her secret: volunteered to work at the > vaccination clinic! > They take care of their own... > > -- Jim > > >

Re: [MBZ] Could be interesting 2004 Mercedes Wagon E500 - $2, 500 (Columbia)

2021-02-24 Thread Dan Penoff via Mercedes
I do. PM me. > On Feb 24, 2021, at 11:34 AM, Floyd Thursby via Mercedes > wrote: > > Guy says this is a 4M and is clean inside and out, has no other pics. I > might take a little road trip and go look at it. Anyone have an interest? > > > Very clean and dependable garaged kept and we'll

Re: [MBZ] OT - Carvana

2021-02-23 Thread Dan Penoff via Mercedes
Absolutely. $30k is a cheap truck, a stripper. -D > On Feb 23, 2021, at 5:14 PM, Randy Bennell via Mercedes > wrote: > > Have you looked at the price of a new truck lately? Wow! > > > > On 23/02/2021 3:54 PM, Dan Penoff via Mercedes wrote: >> And this is

Re: [MBZ] OT - Carvana

2021-02-23 Thread Dan Penoff via Mercedes
your next vehicle. > > On Tue, Feb 23, 2021 at 4:43 PM Dan Penoff via Mercedes > mailto:mercedes@okiebenz.com>> wrote: > I mentioned using Carvana and some other such services recently. I had set up > a search in Carvana for trucks of a certain age and mileage. I’ve gotten two >

Re: [MBZ] OT - Carvana

2021-02-23 Thread Dan Penoff via Mercedes
But I don’t want the TruCoat!!! -D > On Feb 23, 2021, at 4:43 PM, Dan Penoff via Mercedes > wrote: > > I mentioned using Carvana and some other such services recently. I had set up > a search in Carvana for trucks of a certain age and mileage. I’ve gotten two > hits

[MBZ] OT - Carvana

2021-02-23 Thread Dan Penoff via Mercedes
I mentioned using Carvana and some other such services recently. I had set up a search in Carvana for trucks of a certain age and mileage. I’ve gotten two hits in the last couple of days - both show “purchase pending” even though I jumped on the message as soon as I got it. Hardly relevant if

Re: [MBZ] 2006 ML500, 130k miles - $8,400

2021-02-23 Thread Dan Penoff via Mercedes
I wonder if it’s as simple as doing the tow package on my former 2002 ML? That was pretty simple despite what Mercedes wanted for the kit. -D > On Feb 23, 2021, at 2:13 PM, Floyd Thursby via Mercedes > wrote: > > Tow package is $2k+ to install > > --FT > > On 2/23/21 2:04 PM, Allan Streib

Re: [MBZ] Way OT: Mattresses

2021-02-22 Thread Dan Penoff via Mercedes
How to buy a bed: https://www.dailymotion.com/video/x6qglfb -D > On Feb 22, 2021, at 12:32 PM, Andrew Strasfogel via Mercedes > wrote: > > *When I want something nicer I always buy whatever Costco is selling.* > > So are you a mattress collector?

Re: [MBZ] Jeep Liberty Honda Toyota Mercedes Bronco Dead Pool Batman Tire Cover - $67 (FREE 2 day shipping via Walmart)

2021-02-22 Thread Dan Penoff via Mercedes
No doubt they’re paying the licensing fees for those trademarked images/logos. -D > On Feb 22, 2021, at 9:19 AM, Floyd Thursby via Mercedes > wrote: > > https://columbia.craigslist.org/ptd/d/orlando-jeep-liberty-honda-toyota/7280959502.html > > -- > --FT > > >

Re: [MBZ] 1992 500SEL on Car and Bids

2021-02-22 Thread Dan Penoff via Mercedes
I think the MB_Maniac post summed it up pretty succinctly. The only thing they didn’t address was the better ignition system in facelift models. This car is, for the most part, a bit of a beater. I can’t see it being worth more than a couple grand. Someone is going to be disappointed if they

Re: [MBZ] FOR SALE FOR SALE FOR SALE - $8,500 (Raleigh)

2021-02-22 Thread Dan Penoff via Mercedes
Nice looking car. I wonder what makes it a “euro edition”? -D > On Feb 22, 2021, at 9:14 AM, Floyd Thursby via Mercedes > wrote: > > it's FOR SALE > > https://raleigh.craigslist.org/cto/d/raleigh-for-sale-for-sale-for-sale/7280963136.html > > Did I mention it's FOR SALE? > > -- > --FT >

Re: [MBZ] ML

2021-02-21 Thread Dan Penoff via Mercedes
Best that it went to Haiti, Bob, believe me. I wouldn’t have sold it to anyone I knew. -D > On Feb 21, 2021, at 8:49 PM, Bob Rentfro via Mercedes > wrote: > > I didn’t know you were thinking of selling you ML, Dan. Turns out it was > fortuitous that we did not do the deal in Lubbock that

Re: [MBZ] battery charging question

2021-02-21 Thread Dan Penoff via Mercedes
Plus you “saved big money” (at Menard’s), too. -D > On Feb 21, 2021, at 5:49 PM, Mitch Haley via Mercedes > wrote: > > On 2021-02-19 23:31, Scott Ritchey via Mercedes wrote: >> I've never used either so cannot comment. >> From long term use I can recommend Battery Minder. >> The cheap

Re: [MBZ] Here's your chance 2006 Maybach 62

2021-02-21 Thread Dan Penoff via Mercedes
Best. Quote. Ever. "The Maybach has always struck me as a car that looks like it was designed by the Chinese after the new S-Class was described to them on the phone.” -D > On Feb 21, 2021, at 4:42 PM, Mitch Haley via Mercedes > wrote: > > On 2021-02-21 11:38, Floyd Thursby via Mercedes

Re: [MBZ] Way OT: Mattresses

2021-02-21 Thread Dan Penoff via Mercedes
gt; >> That said Costco is reasonable. >> >> --FT >> Sent from iPhone >> >>> On Feb 21, 2021, at 2:47 PM, Dan Penoff via Mercedes >>> wrote: >>> >>> We bought a king size adjustable base (split Twin XLs) GhostBed memory >>>

Re: [MBZ] Way OT: Mattresses

2021-02-21 Thread Dan Penoff via Mercedes
We bought a king size adjustable base (split Twin XLs) GhostBed memory foam from Costco, which they regularly have on sale for around $1600 shipped. In fact, we’ve got two of them - one here in Florida and another in the house in Indiana. If there was anything I didn’t like, it’s having to buy

Re: [MBZ] Latest Scam on CL

2021-02-21 Thread Dan Penoff via Mercedes
t;title > reports" or whatever other thing they are asking you to pay for to show > that the car is "legit." Is that about right? > > Allan > > Dan Penoff via Mercedes writes: > >> Not really. >> >> This is a long running scam on CL I’ve seen before

Re: [MBZ] OT - Facebook Rant

2021-02-20 Thread Dan Penoff via Mercedes
t, Feb 20, 2021, 2:31 PM Dan Penoff via Mercedes > wrote: > >> I simply don’t get it. Either I’m wildly out of touch, or the segment of >> the population that frequents Facebook are absolute retards. >> >> As you know, I’ve got my 1995 E420 for sale. I listed it on CL

Re: [MBZ] Driven in (Comfort Mode) is very SMOOTH is more for your wife or daughter it gives it a comfortable feel!!!!!

2021-02-20 Thread Dan Penoff via Mercedes
Missed that. Nope. -D > On Feb 20, 2021, at 9:14 PM, Mitch Haley via Mercedes > wrote: > > On 2021-02-20 10:57, Dan Penoff via Mercedes wrote: >> What’s with the gaps between the front bumper and the hood? There’s >> something amiss there, those are some serious panel

Re: [MBZ] Latest Scam on CL

2021-02-20 Thread Dan Penoff via Mercedes
gt; > On Sat, Feb 20, 2021, 8:31 PM Dan Penoff via Mercedes <mailto:mercedes@okiebenz.com>> wrote: > I got this email from a potential buyer for my E420 that’s been asking me > somewhat innocuous questions for a day or two: > > > I’m ready to come and talk over th

[MBZ] Latest Scam on CL

2021-02-20 Thread Dan Penoff via Mercedes
I got this email from a potential buyer for my E420 that’s been asking me somewhat innocuous questions for a day or two: I’m ready to come and talk over the details. I also need to make sure everything is legit on the vehicle. Can you provide a current Title Report? My loan officer has

Re: [MBZ] 2003 sprinter - $7,500

2021-02-20 Thread Dan Penoff via Mercedes
I wonder if he left any snakes in it? -D > On Feb 20, 2021, at 5:20 PM, Floyd Thursby via Mercedes > wrote: > > It's the Peep Mobile! > > Has a trailer hitch, you could load up a trailer with a tent and some folding > chairs, take along the Amen Choir and hit the road with Brother Love's >

[MBZ] OT - Facebook Rant

2021-02-20 Thread Dan Penoff via Mercedes
I simply don’t get it. Either I’m wildly out of touch, or the segment of the population that frequents Facebook are absolute retards. As you know, I’ve got my 1995 E420 for sale. I listed it on CL as well as FB. I’ve gotten the usual virtual tire-kickers and scammers on CL, a couple of serious

Re: [MBZ] Driven in (Comfort Mode) is very SMOOTH is more for your wife or daughter it gives it a comfortable feel!!!!!

2021-02-20 Thread Dan Penoff via Mercedes
Dwight Giles Jr. > Wickford RI > > On Sat, Feb 20, 2021, 10:57 AM Dan Penoff via Mercedes <mailto:mercedes@okiebenz.com>> wrote: > What’s with the gaps between the front bumper and the hood? There’s something > amiss there, those are some serious panel gaps. > > -D > >

Re: [MBZ] Driven in (Comfort Mode) is very SMOOTH is more for your wife or daughter it gives it a comfortable feel!!!!!

2021-02-20 Thread Dan Penoff via Mercedes
What’s with the gaps between the front bumper and the hood? There’s something amiss there, those are some serious panel gaps. -D > On Feb 20, 2021, at 10:45 AM, Floyd Thursby via Mercedes > wrote: > > > 2009 Mercedes E 550 (AMG) - $7,500(Savannah, Ga) > >

Re: [MBZ] 1996 Mercedes Benz S Class (Long Wheel Base) with Only 110, 000 miles - $12, 500 (Charlotte)

2021-02-20 Thread Dan Penoff via Mercedes
I figured that or it’s the only thing they can afford in the store after shelling out big bucks for a new Mercedes. -D > On Feb 20, 2021, at 10:48 AM, Rick Knoble via Mercedes > wrote: > > Covering up the smell from "blunts". > > > Rick > > From: mercedes@okiebenz.com > Sent: February 20,

Re: [MBZ] looks like a finished runner Classic 1929 Mercedes Gazelle kit car. - $3, 000 (Jacksonville)

2021-02-20 Thread Dan Penoff via Mercedes
Can you say “shabby”? Those wheels take a lot away from the car. Even some cheap “fake” wire wheel covers would dress it up far better. -D > On Feb 20, 2021, at 10:36 AM, Floyd Thursby via Mercedes > wrote: > >

Re: [MBZ] 1996 Mercedes Benz S Class (Long Wheel Base) with Only 110, 000 miles - $12, 500 (Charlotte)

2021-02-20 Thread Dan Penoff via Mercedes
If it’s an S420, and I believe it is, it doesn’t have SLS or ADS. ADS was an option, but very, very rare. Those wheels are an abomination. I wonder if the owner has lower GI issues? Why so many of those little stick-on air fresheners stuck on the vents? On a related note, and I know I’ve

Re: [MBZ] Fwd: Our Technical Articles Help Set You Up for A Successful DIY

2021-02-19 Thread Dan Penoff via Mercedes
What rock have you been living under? PP has done this for some years. That being said, their forums are near death from what I’ve seen. I never frequented them, but when I do stick my head in the door on occasion of late there’s nothing going on. -D > On Feb 19, 2021, at 12:40 PM, Andrew

Re: [MBZ] battery charging question

2021-02-18 Thread Dan Penoff via Mercedes
I’m constantly amazed at all the things you can do with a 555 IC. -D > On Feb 18, 2021, at 6:24 PM, Allan Streib via Mercedes > wrote: > > I guess there's also the DIY option... > > https://www.instructables.com/Battery-Float-Charger/ > > ... but likely yet another project I wouldn't get

Re: [MBZ] OT: Here Is Why Texas Is Dark

2021-02-18 Thread Dan Penoff via Mercedes
I’m not one for conspiracy theories, but I've always been convinced that Ken isn’t really dead, he’s living somewhere in South America. His death was just too, too convenient. Someone with that kind of money probably wouldn’t find it hard to fake their passing. -D > On Feb 18, 2021, at 5:55

Re: [MBZ] 2011 E350 4MATIC 99k miles, P0303 code - $9,900

2021-02-18 Thread Dan Penoff via Mercedes
Very common on CL, but they still had to pony up $5 to do it. They’re so aggressive about selling it my radar definitely lit up. How difficult could it be to change a coil? -D > On Feb 18, 2021, at 2:08 PM, Allan Streib via Mercedes > wrote: > > Also looks to be a dealer posting under FSBO

Re: [MBZ] Fwd: 1980 Mercedes-Benz Mercedes-Benz 300 SD Sedan 4D

2021-02-18 Thread Dan Penoff via Mercedes
That master cylinder reservoir is scary. Finish looks tired but solid. Love the interior color. -D > On Feb 18, 2021, at 2:06 PM, Andrew Strasfogel via Mercedes > wrote: > > Would prefer a photo of the air filter. > > On Thu, Feb 18, 2021 at 2:05 PM Bob Rentfro via Mercedes < >

Re: [MBZ] pure ignorance

2021-02-18 Thread Dan Penoff via Mercedes
The cost to value doesn’t make sense. This sounds more like a “I want to do it because I can.” -D > On Feb 18, 2021, at 10:02 AM, Curt Raymond via Mercedes > wrote: > > I would expect at turbo 240 to gain 30%, I remember reading that a diesel > gains 30% when turbo'ed.However I would want

Re: [MBZ] wood stoves

2021-02-17 Thread Dan Penoff via Mercedes
The 4,000 SF Momolith in Indiana had a double-sided gas fireplace. One side faced a two story “lawyer’s foyer” and the other side the kitchen. The stupidest fireplace installation I ever saw in my life, and completely worthless other than for visuals. Another example of more money than brains

Re: [MBZ] propane

2021-02-17 Thread Dan Penoff via Mercedes
Lots and lots of different sizes… https://www.propanetankstore.com/sizes-dot-5-lb-200-lb-tanks/ -D > On Feb 17, 2021, at 9:02 PM, Curt Raymond via Mercedes > wrote: > > I've never seen a 30# tank before, I have seen 40# tanks.

Re: [MBZ] More heat pump

2021-02-17 Thread Dan Penoff via Mercedes
Like the 16 year old meth head kid around here who thought it was smart to drill into an anhydrous ammonia transmission line so he could get some to make meth. What made it worse was that he was in a service pit where some valves were located, so he couldn’t get out in a hurry. We have a couple

Re: [MBZ] 1991 Mercedes 350SDL Turbo Diesel - $1,200 (Longs SC)

2021-02-17 Thread Dan Penoff via Mercedes
Probably under the right corner of the rear window. > On Feb 17, 2021, at 12:23 PM, Kaleb Striplin via Mercedes > wrote: > > I would sure like to see this rust he is talking about. > > Sent from my iPhone > >> On Feb 17, 2021, at 10:58 AM, Floyd Thursby via Mercedes >> wrote: >> >>

Re: [MBZ] OT: Here Is Why Texas Is Dark

2021-02-17 Thread Dan Penoff via Mercedes
e to me. >> >> Wind at 20% is quite a bit, esp on really cold days when the demand is >> as high as in hot days in the summer. I don't know if there was a >> problem spinning up plants, or lack of fuel supply, or what, but the >> cold being a factor in delivering

Re: [MBZ] Backup Generators etc

2021-02-17 Thread Dan Penoff via Mercedes
There are a number of soft start options. Look into them, they do work. I’ve considered one for my AC unit just to be nice to the generator, but I’ve got to square it away with my AC guys, since it’s a more or less brand new system. I don’t want to goof the warranty up. -D > On Feb 17, 2021,

Re: [MBZ] Generator

2021-02-17 Thread Dan Penoff via Mercedes
Growing up in Indiana that’s what we did if our car wasn’t parked in the garage. Run a drop light out under the garage door and put it under the oil pan, put a blanket over the top of the engine and close the hood. It usually did the trick. -D > On Feb 17, 2021, at 5:42 PM, Scott Ritchey via

Re: [MBZ] OT LG Mini-split head unit inop

2021-02-17 Thread Dan Penoff via Mercedes
Marshall Booth (RIP) -D > On Feb 17, 2021, at 6:00 PM, Randy Bennell via Mercedes > wrote: > > Well, let us see here . . . the old MB guru (cannot think of his name right > now) would have asked if you replaced the fuses > and Jim C would say you should have a close look at the capacitors >

Re: [MBZ] OT: Here Is Why Texas Is Dark

2021-02-17 Thread Dan Penoff via Mercedes
I checked with a buddy in the industry this morning, and he said that Texan’s power woes are of their own doing, and have little to nothing to do with wind turbines, which he said consist of less than 20% of their total grid output on a windy day. He said that Texas has been a bit “uppity”

Re: [MBZ] OT: Here Is Why Texas Is Dark

2021-02-17 Thread Dan Penoff via Mercedes
Very true. I’ve always found it far more enjoyable when it’s cold and the sun is out. It’s cold here today - 60F when I ran out at noon to grab some food for lunch. I have shorts on but had to turn on the heat in my car…. -D > On Feb 17, 2021, at 12:39 PM, Randy Bennell via Mercedes >

Re: [MBZ] Generator

2021-02-17 Thread Dan Penoff via Mercedes
Kim Hotstart is one of the most common suppliers of block heaters for stationary duty engines. -D > On Feb 16, 2021, at 9:53 PM, Jim Cathey via Mercedes > wrote: > > Big Bertha has a Kim Hot-Start block heater on it, and some kind of > radiant bar mounted next to the oil pan. I've never

Re: [MBZ] Generator

2021-02-16 Thread Dan Penoff via Mercedes
basement where it stays nice and warm. > > -Curt > > On Tuesday, February 16, 2021, 7:37:35 PM EST, Dan Penoff via Mercedes > wrote: > > > Not necessary. With a 25kW set, you will probably have a 100 gallon or larger > base tank - a tank that forms the base under

Re: [MBZ] Backup Generators etc

2021-02-16 Thread Dan Penoff via Mercedes
Agreed. -D > On Feb 16, 2021, at 8:10 PM, Curt Raymond via Mercedes > wrote: > > Your thought about Kaleb's resistive heat strips is exactly why I suggested a > propane heater. Rather than burning fuel to make electricity to heat the > place it probably makes more sense to just burn propane

Re: [MBZ] Backup Generators etc

2021-02-16 Thread Dan Penoff via Mercedes
Like any generator application, you’ve got a series of variables that will affect what you want to do and what the generator can do. Resistive heat, or heat strips, are an ideal load for a generator. Stable, simple, easy to balance, they’re no different than what is used to load test

Re: [MBZ] Generator

2021-02-16 Thread Dan Penoff via Mercedes
Not necessary. With a 25kW set, you will probably have a 100 gallon or larger base tank - a tank that forms the base under the generator set. That large a volume of fuel would have to be cold for a long time before it would gel. In cold climates heat tapes on the fuel lines can be used but

Re: [MBZ] Generator

2021-02-16 Thread Dan Penoff via Mercedes
Diesel generator sets have been starting at low temperatures for decades. Mainly because they’ll have a tank type block heater that can be as much as 2500 watts, depending on the size of the engine and the ambient (low) temperature expected. Parity in cost between a gas (propane or natural

Re: [MBZ] Generator

2021-02-16 Thread Dan Penoff via Mercedes
I could probably do that. Not sure it would fit in the trunk, though. -D > On Feb 16, 2021, at 5:39 PM, Kaleb Striplin via Mercedes > wrote: > > Perhaps you can throw it in with the purchase of a certain e420. > > Sent from my iPhone > >> On Feb 16, 2021,

Re: [MBZ] Generator

2021-02-16 Thread Dan Penoff via Mercedes
Too bad you’re not around here. I’ve got a Generac 6.5kW portable in my garage that has about 10 hours on it. I don’t need it any more, but I’ve been keeping it for the next hurricane when it will be worth big bucks. -D > On Feb 16, 2021, at 5:25 PM, Allan Streib via Mercedes > wrote: > >

Re: [MBZ] Heat pump question

2021-02-16 Thread Dan Penoff via Mercedes
I have the sliding doors open to the lanai and it’s about 70 in the house. No fires. Plenty of electricity. -D > On Feb 16, 2021, at 9:27 AM, Kaleb Striplin via Mercedes > wrote: > > Well the blackout appears to have rolled our way. It went out around 7 and > the text notification from PSO

Re: [MBZ] OT more weather

2021-02-16 Thread Dan Penoff via Mercedes
Thunderstorms overnight, probably in the high 60s as I got up. Quite pleasant with the sliding doors open to the lanai. -D > On Feb 15, 2021, at 10:32 PM, Buggered Benzmail via Mercedes > wrote: > > Big thunderstorm over the vast estate right now. Pouring rain Warm front is > also sitting

Re: [MBZ] Propane

2021-02-15 Thread Dan Penoff via Mercedes
At least on propane they put out 20,000 BTU more than on natural gas. Those look like the one I had in my three car insulated garage in Wisconsin. If I fired it up full blast it was like a sweat lodge within an hour. -D > On Feb 15, 2021, at 6:57 PM, Kaleb Striplin via Mercedes > wrote: > >

Re: [MBZ] Propane

2021-02-15 Thread Dan Penoff via Mercedes
Yup, different orifices that will be smaller as propane has a higher BTU content than natural gas. The springs are for the demand regulator, as they will alter the pressure for operation on propane as well. Just unscrew the cover, remove the old spring, pop in the new one, screw the cover back

Re: [MBZ] The kind of heating we had when I was a kid

2021-02-15 Thread Dan Penoff via Mercedes
ting that under this listing there are like 7 listings for >> crappy cheap BMW sh*tboxes >> >> --FT >> >>> On 2/15/21 1:25 PM, Dan Penoff via Mercedes wrote: >>> That explains a lot. >>> >>> -D >>> >>>>> On Feb

Re: [MBZ] The kind of heating we had when I was a kid

2021-02-15 Thread Dan Penoff via Mercedes
boxes > > --FT > > On 2/15/21 1:25 PM, Dan Penoff via Mercedes wrote: >> That explains a lot. >> >> -D >> >>> On Feb 15, 2021, at 1:16 PM, Kaleb Striplin via Mercedes >>> wrote: >>> >>> In hindsight in this one rea

Re: [MBZ] The kind of heating we had when I was a kid

2021-02-15 Thread Dan Penoff via Mercedes
That explains a lot. -D > On Feb 15, 2021, at 1:16 PM, Kaleb Striplin via Mercedes > wrote: > > In hindsight in this one really dumpy house we lived in, I’m pretty sure I > was getting carbon monoxide poising several times from these. At the time I > had no clue was it was. > >

Re: [MBZ] Blizzard

2021-02-15 Thread Dan Penoff via Mercedes
before dispensing propane. This is a one time thing with each > supplier you use. They started at the tank, checked for leaks with an > electronic sniffer and soapy water, then moved to each of the appliances. > > On Mon, Feb 15, 2021 at 8:41 AM Dan Penoff via Mercedes < > me

Re: [MBZ] OT - Carvana & Others

2021-02-15 Thread Dan Penoff via Mercedes
r add on costs as well. >>> >>> I think with carvana they have some sort of deal were if you don’t like it >>> you can return it within a certain amount of time for a full refund. It’s >>> baciallj supposed to be just like shopping for a TV or something. >>

Re: [MBZ] Blizzard

2021-02-15 Thread Dan Penoff via Mercedes
h causes >>>> many UPS systems to revert to battery power (beep-beep-beep) and deplete >>>> the battery; APC Smart UPS are more tolerant. >>>> >>>> I have an underground 500 gal LP tank (which only holds 400 gal) that >>>> should be good for a co

Re: [MBZ] Blizzard

2021-02-15 Thread Dan Penoff via Mercedes
Boy, is this thread busy! Let me try and bring some things together… Your heaters and nearly all generator applications will run off of propane vapor. Typically 7”-11” of water column for generators, which is equal to about 4-6 PSI. Heaters will work off of a lower pressure in most cases. Some

Re: [MBZ] OT - it's COLD out there

2021-02-15 Thread Dan Penoff via Mercedes
r electricity bill by $30 a > month. > > -Curt > > On Saturday, February 13, 2021, 3:43:26 PM EST, Dan Penoff via Mercedes > wrote: > > > Same here! > > We have an upright Sears freezer that just won’t die. We bought it in 1988 > and it’s still going

Re: [MBZ] Blizzard

2021-02-14 Thread Dan Penoff via Mercedes
There are ties through the national grid, believe me. However, some of those are little used, which is the problem. The utilities have a spot market for demand, and it’s based on what time of the day and for how much. Middle of the day in the summertime? Oh, yea, spot prices will be wild. But -

Re: [MBZ] I Want Stupid Money and am Unwilling to Repair

2021-02-14 Thread Dan Penoff via Mercedes
Yeah, the one they copied off the sales brochure from Mercedes? -D > On Feb 14, 2021, at 4:35 PM, Rick Knoble via Mercedes > wrote: > > But you're paying for the artistic value of the last picture > > > Rick > > From: mercedes@okiebenz.com > Sent: February 14, 2021 3:23 PM > To:

Re: [MBZ] Blizzard

2021-02-14 Thread Dan Penoff via Mercedes
day. > > Sent from my iPhone > >> On Feb 14, 2021, at 3:15 PM, Dan Penoff via Mercedes >> wrote: >> >> That reminds me, it’s about time to check the propane tank for my annual >> fill for the standby generator… >> >> -D shoveling sun and a

Re: [MBZ] Blizzard

2021-02-14 Thread Dan Penoff via Mercedes
That reminds me, it’s about time to check the propane tank for my annual fill for the standby generator… -D shoveling sun and a little bit of rain today in the near 80s > On Feb 14, 2021, at 4:12 PM, Kaleb Striplin via Mercedes > wrote: > > Blizzard is proceeding, temp is 7 outside with

Re: [MBZ] I Want Stupid Money and am Unwilling to Repair

2021-02-14 Thread Dan Penoff via Mercedes
Bad conductor plate. Common failure, well known, parts are a couple hundred bucks a few hours under the car to replace, if that. -D > On Feb 14, 2021, at 4:12 PM, Andrew Strasfogel wrote: > > What's triggers "limp mode"? Low on fluid? > > On Sun, Feb 14, 2021

[MBZ] I Want Stupid Money and am Unwilling to Repair

2021-02-14 Thread Dan Penoff via Mercedes
https://orlando.craigslist.org/cto/d/daytona-beach-2001-mercedes-benz-320/7272977472.html Conductor plate and they want retail for it. Oy. -D ___ http://www.okiebenz.com To search list archives http://www.okiebenz.com/archive/ To Unsubscribe or change

Re: [MBZ] OT - Carvana & Others

2021-02-14 Thread Dan Penoff via Mercedes
Sure, why not? I’m always up for a road trip. -D > On Feb 14, 2021, at 2:16 PM, Mitch Haley via Mercedes > wrote: > > My receptionist (68 year old geezer) sold his 1990ish S10 EL and bought a > somewhat loaded looking dark green 4x4 Ranger a couple of years ago. I don't > recall the

Re: [MBZ] OT - Carvana & Others

2021-02-14 Thread Dan Penoff via Mercedes
Ahh, yes, a nice 1911 is always a good choice. I haven’t looked at the firearms market of late, but I’ve heard it’s a crazy place, no doubt much like the car market. ML500 went to Haiti. Long story. Suffice to say I made money on the deal. I can wait, I’m not under any pressure. I was just

Re: [MBZ] OT - Carvana & Others

2021-02-14 Thread Dan Penoff via Mercedes
ut there floating > around. > > Sent from my iPhone > >> On Feb 14, 2021, at 10:44 AM, Dan Penoff via Mercedes >> wrote: >> >> It appears that the delivery thing is extra, although there’s no charge for >> it. There is one of their places

Re: [MBZ] OT - Carvana & Others

2021-02-14 Thread Dan Penoff via Mercedes
oever > showed up didn't care one way or the other. She liked the process. > Interesting concept. They must have lots scattered around where they keep > the cars then haul them around as needed. > > --FT > > On 2/14/21 11:16 AM, Dan Penoff via Mercedes wrote: >> As

[MBZ] OT - Carvana & Others

2021-02-14 Thread Dan Penoff via Mercedes
As I look at potential trucks, I see a lot of nice ones on Carvana. One big advantage of them is the fact that there’s no “add ons” like a dealer does, the slimy “dealer fee”, “paperwork/transaction fees”. etc., etc. Kaleb - you’re familiar with these places - do you have any thoughts about

Re: [MBZ] Some of the things you might see on 123 fakebook

2021-02-13 Thread Dan Penoff via Mercedes
Nothing? -D > On Feb 13, 2021, at 8:04 PM, Kaleb Striplin via Mercedes > wrote: > > > ___ > http://www.okiebenz.com > > To search list archives http://www.okiebenz.com/archive/ > > To Unsubscribe or change delivery options go to: >

Re: [MBZ] Happy Birthday!

2021-02-13 Thread Dan Penoff via Mercedes
I’m not that old. Mum-in-law texted me yesterday that she got her appointment for a shot on Monday next week. She just turned 83 but is a very active and vibrant gal. -D > On Feb 13, 2021, at 3:26 PM, Andrew Strasfogel via Mercedes > wrote: > > The biggest advantage is the priority in

Re: [MBZ] OT - it's COLD out there

2021-02-13 Thread Dan Penoff via Mercedes
Same here! We have an upright Sears freezer that just won’t die. We bought it in 1988 and it’s still going strong. Only drawback is that it’s not self defrosting. I’ve got some coolers ready to go and my heat gun, but it’s in the 70s today after some rain passed through and the sun came out,

Re: [MBZ] Happy Birthday!

2021-02-13 Thread Dan Penoff via Mercedes
Agreed. Just went to the eye doctor on Thursday, and found little change in my script, a good thing. No arthritis here, just an inflamed “capsule” around my left shoulder that ‘roids and hot water in the shower have cured. -D > On Feb 13, 2021, at 11:25 AM, Rick Knoble via Mercedes >

Re: [MBZ] Happy Birthday!

2021-02-13 Thread Dan Penoff via Mercedes
iPhone > >> On Feb 13, 2021, at 8:15 AM, Floyd Thursby via Mercedes >> wrote: >> >> Geezerness is a state of mind except at the grocery store on Thursdays when >> you get an extra 5% discount. >> >> PRO TIP: It helps to have a younger woman with whom to

Re: [MBZ] Happy Birthday!

2021-02-13 Thread Dan Penoff via Mercedes
> Sent from Yahoo Mail on Android > <https://go.onelink.me/107872968?pid=InProduct=Global_Internal_YGrowth_AndroidEmailSig__AndroidUsers_wl=ym_sub1=Internal_sub2=Global_YGrowth_sub3=EmailSignature> > On Sat, Feb 13, 2021 at 8:17 AM, Dan Penoff via

[MBZ] Happy Birthday!

2021-02-13 Thread Dan Penoff via Mercedes
To AZ Bob! -D ___ http://www.okiebenz.com To search list archives http://www.okiebenz.com/archive/ To Unsubscribe or change delivery options go to: http://mail.okiebenz.com/mailman/listinfo/mercedes_okiebenz.com

Re: [MBZ] Anyone need a fire engine?

2021-02-13 Thread Dan Penoff via Mercedes
That’s a LOT of miles for a fire engine. -D > On Feb 13, 2021, at 12:21 AM, Allan Streib via Mercedes > wrote: > > > https://indianapolis.craigslist.org/cto/d/richmond-1992-pierce-dash-pumper-fire/7275114066.html > > Allan > > ___ >

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