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Old 11-30-2019, 06:52 PM   #1
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The old and the new

I had a problem with the main door not closing properly so I got out the old Door Ease, applied and the door is fixed. I decided it was time to get a new tube since the old one is over 40 years old and I have a tuff time getting the ease out of the tube. Here's old and new.... What a difference 40 years makes
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Old 11-30-2019, 06:58 PM   #2
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Cool

And the new tube probably cost ten times as much as the old one.
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Old 11-30-2019, 07:13 PM   #3
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Question: Does the "new kid on the block": work as well as the "old duffer"?
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Old 11-30-2019, 07:39 PM   #4
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Bob, the new stuff is a little harder to apply than the old tube. It may just be because the old stuff is 40 plus years old. I think the new guy will work.
I was just surprised how small it was. I don't remember what I paid for the old one
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Old 11-30-2019, 07:43 PM   #5
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Old 11-30-2019, 09:56 PM   #6
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I had a problem with the main door not closing properly so I got out the old Door Ease, applied and the door is fixed. I decided it was time to get a new tube since the old one is over 40 years old and I have a tuff time getting the ease out of the tube. Here's old and new.... What a difference 40 years makes
How do you use this? Do you put it on the hinges? My door is very hard to open. When I'm opening the door from inside, I'm afraid that I'm going to tear the screen if I push hard on the frame and slip off.
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Old 11-30-2019, 10:30 PM   #7
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You need to get some new doors...

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Old 12-01-2019, 12:28 PM   #8
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If you did remember: it would only depress you...

1970;
Dozen Eggs $0.60
Average Hourly Wage $7.25
Minimum Wage $1.60


2018;
Dozen Eggs $1.25
Average Hourly Wage $27.16
Minimum Wage $7.25



In other words, $1 in 1970 is equivalent in purchasing power to about $6.47 in 2018


First time I remember seeing snow it was up to my chest. Now the same place it's only Knee deep........
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Old 12-01-2019, 01:54 PM   #9
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How do you use this? Do you put it on the hinges? My door is very hard to open. When I'm opening the door from inside, I'm afraid that I'm going to tear the screen if I push hard on the frame and slip off.
Door ease is for the striker to ease closing the door. I put it on the striker and the two posts that align the door.

For the hinge try some WD 40 or 3 in one oil. Both should help. Assuming it swings OK when off the latch
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Old 12-01-2019, 02:12 PM   #10
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1970;
Dozen Eggs $0.60
Average Hourly Wage $7.25
Minimum Wage $1.60

2018;
Dozen Eggs $1.25
Average Hourly Wage $27.16
Minimum Wage $7.25

In other words, $1 in 1970 is equivalent in purchasing power to about $6.47 in 2018
First time I remember seeing snow it was up to my chest. Now the same place it's only Knee deep........
You were younger, and MUCH shorter!
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Old 12-07-2019, 08:57 PM   #11
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It’s called profit margin. Less product higher price
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Old 12-07-2019, 11:12 PM   #12
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I had a problem with the main door not closing properly so I got out the old Door Ease, applied and the door is fixed. I decided it was time to get a new tube since the old one is over 40 years old and I have a tuff time getting the ease out of the tube. Here's old and new.... What a difference 40 years makes
Well you know next year they are going to start renting the tubes by the month.
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Old 12-08-2019, 03:01 PM   #13
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Well you know next year they are going to start renting the tubes by the month.
I wouldn't doubt it one bit
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Old 12-08-2019, 03:07 PM   #14
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To the op:
It's a good example of how things change.

I'd like to submit a color TV as a counterpoint.

These times we live in ARE the good old days.

The egg analogy is spot on.
It works the same with gasoline.
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