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Old 01-22-2020, 07:34 PM   #1
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Do Not Use After....

heh, was reorganizing my junk drawers in my E21, and stumbled on the inexpensive GC2 (golf cart) battery carry strap I'd bought when I was changing my batts.



now *thats* a new one on me.
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Weird marketing ploy!
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Old 01-22-2020, 10:54 PM   #3
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heh, was reorganizing my junk drawers in my E21, and stumbled on the inexpensive GC2 (golf cart) battery carry strap I'd bought when I was changing my batts.



now *thats* a new one on me.
Is that a rubber strap? If tires are not to be trusted after a period of time, then the same should apply to the strap.

In a quick web search I found a random similar strap:
Strap Deep Cycle Battery Carrier
The end of a similar date imprint is visible in the listing photo.
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Old 01-23-2020, 06:20 AM   #4
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Weird marketing ploy!
Or, as Brian has pointed out in referring to rubber deterioration in tires, a legal ploy to avoid liability in the event a breaking strap/falling battery causes property damage or physical injury.
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Old 01-23-2020, 07:25 AM   #5
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Hi: All... When I was a kid my Father used a piece of conveyor belt. It worked on us even after a long period of time being buried in the back yard!!! Seems they don't make things like they used to anymore. Alf
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I hate to say this but we all have a past due date.....
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We have the common yellow plastic wheel chocks. At least one of them has an Expiration date warning not to use after that date. Lefty, a very smart dog, read that off the chock when he stopped to exercise his hind leg. He told his owner Habberdabber about the warning and that’s how I found out when Habberdabber told me. No I did not stop using them.
Are there expiration dates on clothes or is it just the risk of walking around and being our of style? I have clothes older than my 45 year old daughter that I wear occasionally. And everybody is so kind they snicker to themselves I guess.
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Actually they are talking about us but we no longer can hear them due to the ringing in our ears...Hello, anyone there?
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Old 01-23-2020, 01:18 PM   #9
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I hate to say this but we all have a past due date.....



But at least it is not pasted on our forehead!
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We have the common yellow plastic wheel chocks. At least one of them has an Expiration date warning not to use after that date.
I had never heard of a date on chocks, but it does make some sense that there could be a concern with the material getting brittle with time, and consequences of failure. We have a Sodastream machine (which carbonates water for fizzy beverages), and the special plastic bottle which go with it came with a date tag, saying not to use them after that date... their concern is that they will get brittle and fail under pressure.
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While eating my breakfast this am, I noticed this on my maple syrup container, you guys up north produce a robust product, no refrigeration used and still the best taste around...expiration date liberated. No way I'm throwing any Canadian maple syrup away.....
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While eating my breakfast this am, I noticed this on my maple syrup container, you guys up north produce a robust product, no refrigeration used and still the best taste around...expiration date liberated. No way I'm throwing any Canadian maple syrup away.....
That wouldnít stay long in our house ! Pat
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That's not an expiration date. It's a "Best Before" date, which is kind of arbitrary.
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My milk says best before date, and after that date it can become spoiled. I believe they are used interchangeably now.
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Old 01-24-2020, 02:51 PM   #15
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My milk says best before date, and after that date it can become spoiled. I believe they are used interchangeably now.
Jim if you have been keeping your milk cold and in the back of fridge , they say you can if it passes the smell test up to 10 days after the best use date . Pat
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We had a rental house where I worked . Our Renter moved out over the New Years holiday. My maintenance man went to the house the next day and shut off the gas and drained the water in the house and shut the water off at the curb. Electric was off at the panel. About 25 days later I went to the house to pull the gas meter with the gas company guys. They pulled the meter and left. The refrigerator had been off and was standing open since the first. There was a gallon of milk, still sealed setting on the counter. Code date was Jan 3 or 4. Apparently left behind by the renter. It had been cold in Iowa for the previous three weeks. I wondered. So I removed the cap, smelled ok. Took a large drink. Milk was fine, did not taste any different than a fresh gallon. I’ve never been poisoned by refrigerated items, probably happen some day. I did get some cold soup in Panquitch Utah one time that messed me up for a couple days. I’ve never had syrup go bad, it’s never lasted past the code date.
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Are there expiration dates on clothes...? Iowa Dave
Dave, You've always looked the height of Iowa fashion to me. I grew up in South Dakota, and we always talked about the better farm land in Iowa. Better threads.

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Dave, You've always looked the height of Iowa fashion to me. I grew up in South Dakota, and we always talked about the better farm land in Iowa. Better threads.

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Hey David
My brother Eric first went to Europe after he finished his freshman year at Iowa State. It was 1969 and he hitchhiked all over the place. He brought some souvenirs home including Lederhosen which he’d bought in a small German town for their authenticity. While I thought they looked good on him, I couldn’t see them on me. I stuck with my Lee Rider Cowboy pants and Bar H cowboy shirts with pearl snaps. Fast forward nearly 50 years, I’m still in jeans and now it’s Carhartt shirts. Then a couple years ago, I run into two dudes at a rally who are wearing kilts. I don’t envy many people, but anyone who can rock a kilt is certainly a fashion icon in my mind.
Average on farm ground across Iowa is about $10,000 an acre these days. Depends upon the CSR ( corn suitability rating). South Dakota with its’ potholes full of ducks, the four times we crossed it last summer is pretty darn attractive to me. And I gotta love those coyotes yodeling about 20 minutes after sundown. They are opera to me.
Hoping to see you again in the Fall, I am,
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There isn’t any difference between Canadian and US produced maple syrup. Same product, made the same way. I suspect the Canadian product states refrigerate after opening for the same reason you cannot get a burger in every Canadian location I have been unless it is well done. The Provincial “health care police” are concerned about E. Coli and they take care of us because we are apparently too stupid to take precautions for ourselves. Big brother is our friend! Maple syrup is expensive; I wouldn’t throw it away.
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I bought a good battery carrier, no replacement date on it
https://www.amazon.ca/FJC-46173-Adju...3EHHDHS8MH0HB8
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