Learn from others about buying a Power Generator for a good deal

I guess if you can find a generator that is a good price, you are bound to have some issues when you get it or in the future. I read all about reviews about the $300-450 800-1200watt mini 4 cycle generators and I thought I would give it a try.

There are lots of people who do not value their time or just feel it is part of getting a good deal but I am not one to want to do that.

We needed a new very small generator to put out less than 3 amps for 3-5 hrs 1 or 2 times a week and after my online experience and reading many many reviews, I am sticking to the Honda Suitecase generators. They are double of most, but the come working out of the box and will work many many hours now and into the future.

Personal experience –

IG800W craping out out of the box. I am a tech, and setting up a new generator is a no brainer.
I as so disappointed to see this. It was such a tight unit and looks just like a Generac knockoff but even the Generac has its issues. Looks like I gotta buy a Honda at 2 times the cost but with 10 times the reliability.
My review here – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0G9CZJlq9_Y
1. Issue – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CQ5tO…
2. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U28A5…

Based on what other YouTube reviews I feel bad for the Lady from Earthquake as she is just answering the phones and has to ask everyone questions and she refers to the manual just like in this video. Customer Service at Artisam needs help. She is not given any support that can help her with her job. E

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Buying a Speed Vault by GunVault.com Company

So. many are buying guns, not realizing that they have to buy a box or a lock for it before they leave the store. Luckily, I knew that but I did buy a Speed Vault made by GunVault Model SV 500.

This is my rant about this product and how the company is reflected in it.

I bought the SV 500 and was amazed at how poorly written the user manual was. I deal with foreign written instruction manuals along with being a do-it-yourselfer your and you do not show enough pictures or describe how to mount the bottom thumbscrews.
I am amazed and certain that you get multiple calls ask how you are to put the holder and pivot bracket on, before you close it, 1/2 way open, or what. No picture, not real discussion, which it is the most moving part in your kit.
The other issue is how vague the pointing out of the learn and mute button is, not to mention a poor description of how to program the unit. It oozes of someone writing some basic information in English and a 3rd world country trying to translate it in a user manual…
If you do not get lots of calls, they probably figured it out after a frustrating time because most gun owners tend to be mechanically inclined, but that does not help how poorly written the manual is written.

I wrote the company and lets see what they have to say.

spedvault

Don’t use Westminster Memorial Park, Westminster California Fails

My Mother-in-law died 9 months ago and was buried December 14th, 2014,  and we buried her at the Park with the rest of her family in Westminster California. Her name was Hope Coleman.

Westminster Memorial park was in charge of the burial and the gravestone. The sales person said he submitted the paperwork a few days after her burial and we still do not have a grave marker for her. My wife is grieved over this.

Our family has grace and we have given multiple grace to the sales person and to the main office of the park, and they have since failed. We have had to send them the copies of the paperwork we filled out and sent to them 2 times as they have misplaced them.

Yesterday, Sept 9th, 2015 my wife visited her grave and found the headstone was still not in place. At the grave site she called and spoke to the salesperson and he asked again for the paperwork. The conversation did not go well as she said it was not acceptable.

Going forward, it is my suggestion to have your service and burial at another place and avoid this disorganized organization.

There is more but this is all I have time for.

Eric Kirkhuff

Link to Yelp Reviews Here

14801 Beach Blvd
Westminster, CA 92683
714-893-2421

The Yelp comments are low, 1 1/2 stars….

 

 

Homeless Scott’s Story – Old Town San Diego, CA

I ate across the street from Scott in an outdoor cafe with my dad for an hour or so and then went to find out what made Scott tick. He was so different, in a good way,,,,, I like Scott,,

Scott has not fear and gets right in people’s business and nobody minds it. Even the shipowner greeted him when he showed up. Do know a Scott in your area? What do you do about it?

 

Why do only 2 out of 3 people read the Bible?

Answer –  Lack of Time & Understanding

Solution – Through the Word App

Author – Renowned Church Planter, Refuge Pastor, Kris Langham & his team

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Salesforce Fail Connect Offline 2.0

There is a program that will work within Salesforce, it is called Connect Office Offline Briefcase 2.0. They are really a dumb company and I will tell you why.

I got to the point where i logged in and was able to sync the database, then it told me that that I had an activiex issue and force.salesforce.com needed to be rebooted. Tech support said it need to have I.E. 8 or 7, so after calling and having them work 4 hrs on my computer, they could not get it to work and said it was up to my administrator. Well, you know how crazy of an answer that is.

I told them, if you have your parameters than SOMEONE in your group has tested it and this is not the first time anyone has had I.E. 9-11 setup especially as there are security risks otherwise. Non the less he and his supervisor sounded like robots and told me that it should be somewhere on the net. Absolute lunacy for them to have a product that does not work on a current browser platform. I also tried uninstalling I.E. 11 and used f12 developer tools to allow for downgrade of versions on the fly, but nothing would work. We went further than the Salesforce tech. did and still did not get satisfaction.

My question was, does anyone use it? I am just in disbelief that I pushed to 3rd tier support and got nowhere.

This is a real Salesforce Black Eye.

Maybe you can get this working and find a solution.

Atrial Fibrillation – AFIB & Coffee Under Control

HAVA CUP of Coffee?… Don’t most of us love that first cup in the morning. It is great, no it’s wonderful, and those that don’t just don’t get it.

I have been drinking 3-5 cups and more of coffee my whole adult life. Last year I was diagnosed with having Arterial Flutter, (affectionately known as AFib,  which annoying at best. You will be amazed on how many people have this and blow it off or do not get it diagnosed).

After several panic attacks and ER visits and stays for observation and thinking I was going to die, testing my reactions and trying some drugs to control it, not much was working well to keep it at bay. Under the care of Kaiser, I have been quite pleased with my Doctors and Nurse Practitioners, NPR Denise Middleton, Cardiologist Dr. Mark Timothy Deboer, Dr. David Cesario, M.D. Electro-cardiologist specialist in ablations.   
Daily, Doctors experiment on what they should do for you. You are their science experience and they have less than 15 minutes at a time to figure out what prescribe or do next. The old, “take two aspirins and call me in the morning” Why do you think the medical industry calls Doctors work a Practice? My opinion, Afib is one of the most illogical health issues on the planet. Hard to pin down a regiment that will work. You must be proactive and work with them, and use your own logic and give them solid information, so they can make better choices.

Early on, I was asked by my Doctor to stop drinking coffee, and I blew that off until about 40 days ago. I stopped drinking “cold turkey” and any symptoms, no headaches, a little tired, but thats it. Then I realized that I really did like that one cup in the morning, so I allowed myself one cup in the morning, none at night.

15 days into it, with LITTLE or NO  coffee, I have little or no symptoms of Afib, yes I am more tired, but that is ok. I have had better, less interrupted nights sleep than ever.

#HAPPYHAPPYHAPPY #Sel-fDiagnosedThankYou

I got Rheemed when I installed my PROG-40U RH58 50gal Water Heater

This week my water finally died and it needed replacing. As a DYI’er I knew Rheem, American, and Bradford and White were good brands. I also know when I need to let a professional plumber do his job for me.

I ordered an equivalent Rheem water heater from Smarden Supply Co. in Fountain Valley, CA. My plumber friend of 10 years, Jose of J to Z Plumbing, who also buys and works with Smarden Supply.

As a DYI’er I can tell you that Jose performed a beautiful install. We turned on the water and fired up the heater and it immediately started making this loud and very annoying high-pitched noise. My plumber was mystified as I was, in my 30 years of plumbing and his longer time of experience we had never hear this noise.

I called the Smarden Supply and they had not heard of it and referred me to an 800 number of Rheem. This is where it gets good. I spent 20 minutes waiting for a guy that said he knew about various places that have had this issue and he wanted me to try all kinds of external tests, like bending the flex gas line or turning down the valve. I said this is really ridiculous, this has something to do with your design. I had called from work and they needed me to get the model and serial number off the machine and call back. I got a case number for the call back.

I called back the next day and got a new person and they said that she could not authorize a guy to come out and that she had not heard of this issue and wanted me to call my plumber out at my expense to troubleshoot the issue. I said, this is a bloody water heater, it is not rocket science, it is a thing you plug water into and give it gas and light it, nothing more.  I asked to speak to her supervisor and she sent me unannounced to 2nd tier support and it took 45 minutes to get the call actually transferred. 2nd tier gave me the same brick wall as to they could send someone out but if it is anything that we did, we would have to pay for the call. I again explained that the gas and water hookups are all standard and there is no reason for any variations and that I was not going to be responsible.
I patiently spoke to her for about 30 min and then I asked her to speak to her supervisor which she did not want to, and had me on hold for 10 min and came back with the same answer that she could not guarantee, I was getting angry and upset and reinforced that I wanted to speak to her supervisor. She put me on hold for another 15-20 min and finally came back and said she would have a very top notch plumbing, Collier Plumbing come out.

Collier Plumbing was courteous and came out and fixed the issue in less than 15 minutes. The service representative said that this was common with the Low NOX Rheem water heaters do thousands, not hundreds, but THOUSANDS of these heaters. There is a plate that is near the gas outlet inside the burner area that needs to be tweaked because it resonates from the gas and fire flowing past it. Crazy.
After the service call was done and we had a few days of no noises, I then I called Smarden Supply, in Fountain Valley, CA and let AJ Benton, one of the head Managers or Owner about how badly I was treated and had I not had any DIY experience, Rheem would have walked all over me. As it is my time that I bill out for my services is around $80/hr. and these guys burned up about 3 hrs of my time, not to mention the Good Will I was not going to pass on about Rheem. AJ of Smarden Supply was very interested about the issue as this will kill his sales if there anyone gets hold of this review.I have worked with Smarden for many years and they are a good company with great customer service. Think that Rheem should have put in a factory insert or bulletin  about this issue so Smarden could help and not end up with an upset customer. I will not purchase Rheem products and will change over to buying and installing American or Bradford and White products, which are equally as good.
A important aside : The service guy told us to expect this water heater to fail within 5 years and if you get it repaired it will not last much longer. He said they just do not make water heaters to last like they used to.

In conclusion, and with the note from the service person,  I think that Rheem should consider some kind of compensation for this horrible missing Customer Service and I will consider changing my review.

so, don’t get Rheemed, by American

 

 

 

HP M276 200 Color Pro Symptom Keeps rebooting Error 41 HP is clueless

Symptoms – Error 49 printer reboots itself

Quick fix – Remove the network cable RJ45

HP support is no help. The printer has a firmware bug. You do not need to check the version cause it needs to be upgraded. They had me use an old file that was Mac only and I am a Mac guy and their answer is basically they can send you a new one. DO NOT LET THEM DO THIS. THEY ship you a unit that does not have the updated firmware. By the time you read this they might have wised-up and ship them with the new January 2014 firmware.

Unplug the network cable. You got the get the printer to NOT keep rebooting
connect the usb cable to a windows 7 computer
reboot your windows computer
goto >> hpsupport.com
in the top right box type in  –  276 200
look on the left menu and select >> Support & Menu
select printer
http://www8.hp.com/us/en/hp-search/search-results.html?ajaxpage=1#/page=1&/cc=us&/lang=en&/qt=276%20200
http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/softwareCategory?product=5097654&lc=en&cc=us&dlc=en&jumpid=oc_r1002_usen_s-002_r0002
http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/softwareCategory?os=4063&lc=en&cc=us&dlc=en&sw_lang=&product=5097654 (select the firmware following instructions)
select firmware upgrade and run the the update go once downloaded
you will see the hp saying programming on the window of the printer display
the upgrade on the windows screen or desktop will look like an 80’s upgrade window
it will show a smiley face when it is complete.
the printer display will say programming complete
your fixed, if it does not work try it again and take your time.
Make sure your firmware date is for january 2014 and not 2013. There is a 2013 firmware floating around that will not do anything.

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