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Old 04-21-2015, 10:05 PM   #661
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Just bought a big key lock to hold an extra car key in my trunk.

Amazon.com: Frostfire Mooncode - Large Portable Key Storage Security Box: Home Improvement
I was interested in this one for storing a house key. BUT watching the video from the first Amazon review turned me off:
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There is only one big problem with the key combination mechanism and that is you can actually find very easy the code. Watch this video.
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Sounds like an eastern European accent in the video. I watched it and indeed the guy opened the lock with a tool that he showed. I removed the link here as it might be a security issue.
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I was interested in this one for storing a house key. BUT watching the video from the first Amazon review turned me off:
Sounds like an eastern European accent in the video. I watched it and indeed the guy opened the lock with a tool that he showed. I removed the link here as it might be a security issue.
Holy crap . Thanks for the info. I need the size of thet key lock box as the one I was using is too small for my large car key.

I went ahead and watched that video. At least he didn't get the lock box opened on the first try.

I had been using a common lock made by Master Lock

Amazon.com: Master Lock 5400D Select Access Key Storage Box with Set-Your-Own Combination Lock, 1-Pack: Home Improvement

But a little searching on youtube, and see the Master Lock can be picked by the same method.
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I was interested in this one for storing a house key. BUT watching the video from the first Amazon review turned me off:
Sounds like an eastern European accent in the video. I watched it and indeed the guy opened the lock with a tool that he showed. I removed the link here as it might be a security issue.
Someone who wants to rob us can just break the glass on the door or a nearby window and bingo, there they are.

We have a thermometer near our back door that slides up to reveal the key storage place. It was handy for our kids when they were teenagers, and our kids' friends and their friends

Re recent Amazon order, we are waiting new Fitbit Flex wristbands-- nothing wrong with the old ones, just different colors for DH and me--and a bathtub overflow drain stopper upper, due here today.
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Someone who wants to rob us can just break the glass on the door or a nearby window and bingo, there they are...
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I guess the moral of the story is to remember that security like padlocks and bicycle cables and even standard door locks act as a deterrent and isn't thief proof.

I know the strategy for bicycle locking is to make it secure enough so a bike thief moves on to the next bicycle .
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I got tired of drinking too-warm red wine in the summer and forgetting to put the white in the fridge early enough in the day. Finally figured out that I had a perfect place for a small wine fridge in the dining room. So I ordered one last week:
http://www.amazon.com/Haier-18-Bottle-Curved-Smoked-Cellar/dp/B00DNSO41M

So far so good - the reds really are warmer than the whites and both are good drinking temps.
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I got tired of drinking too-warm red wine in the summer and forgetting to put the white in the fridge early enough in the day. Finally figured out that I had a perfect place for a small wine fridge in the dining room. So I ordered one last week:
http://www.amazon.com/Haier-18-Bottle-Curved-Smoked-Cellar/dp/B00DNSO41M

So far so good - the reds really are warmer than the whites and both are good drinking temps.
How much power does it draw? I didn;t see any specs at the site.

Those thermo-electric chillers are neat, no noisy compressor (still needs a fan), but not very energy efficient, compared to a compressor.

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Someone who wants to rob us can just break the glass on the door or a nearby window and bingo, there they are....
A robber doesn't even need to break the glass on the door.



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All the wet weather lately reminded me that I've always wanted Teva sandals. So, these are on their way to me from Amazon.
I love my new Teva sandals! They are very comfortable and I'll be wearing them even when it doesn't rain.

Like many, I just got a tax refund. Keep coming with your most recent purchase from Amazon to give us ideas!
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I wanted some clothes hangers that are sturdy. These also have a design that lets one take off something like a knit item without stretching out the neck opening and also don't have those pointy shoulder edges:

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...?ie=UTF8&psc=1

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How much power does it draw? 100 watts / 1.4 amps I didn;t see any specs at the site.

Those thermo-electric chillers are neat, no noisy compressor (still needs a fan), but not very energy efficient, compared to a compressor.

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Definitely quiet - I can barely hear it at all when I'm at my desk less than 25' away.
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This one doesn't use a halogen bulb, so hopefully, it will last longer.

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I just made my most pathetic order from Amazon today. Dropped my phone and broke screen (dumb phone). I looked to order a new one from Virgin and I didn't like any of them as they discontinued the old blackberry type keyboard. So I ordered two new cell phone batteries total cost of $10 for my phone I used 5 years ago stuffed in the drawer. My GF is not happy about me bringing that phone out of retirement and doesn't understand why I don't buy a smart phone. I never carry my readers with me so I could not read what is on the phone anyways so its a waste of money. Plus I like a phone I only have to charge twice a week. I am good for several more years.


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I've been experimenting with making chocolate for the past couple of years. Not fancy chocolates, but just basic milk chocolate and darker chocolates. I buy the cacao beans on trips I take to Sumatra. Growers dry it out on the ground in their front yards, and I just ask if I can buy a few kilos. I then take it home in my suitcase, roast it, seperate out the nibs by hand, and then grind with sugar (+- milk powder, lecithin). The one thing that has dampered my enthusiasm for chocolate-making has been the hours and hours spent hand grinding the chocolate with the flat stones I found here.

So last time I was in the US I ordered a Premier Wonder wet grinder from Amazon to do the chocolate grinding for me. The grinder is a metal can about a foot tall that is spun slowly, with a granite base and granite grinding stones inside. Ahhh, what a difference that makes!

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I got tired of drinking too-warm red wine in the summer and forgetting to put the white in the fridge early enough in the day. Finally figured out that I had a perfect place for a small wine fridge in the dining room. So I ordered one last week:
http://www.amazon.com/Haier-18-Bottle-Curved-Smoked-Cellar/dp/B00DNSO41M

So far so good - the reds really are warmer than the whites and both are good drinking temps.
We really enjoy having our wine in one. Although other than champagne we pretty much drink red, so one temp wne "cellar". Champagne stays in the regular fridge - one bottle at a time.
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