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Making a bad adapter good

Making a bad adapter good

Hi,
I have the Baby Jogger City Select Stroller, and 2 chicco car seats with the keyfit 30.

I was very disappointed when I got these. When put together as instructed, they work very poorly. Its wiggly, and requires straps to function. Out of desperation, I’ve come up with a modification to make this work. It requires bending the metal bars, and if you are willing to do it, you’ll be very satisfied with this adapter. Now that I’ve modified it, it works great!

***If you are unwilling to modify this, don’t buy it, you’ll hate it.***
Get a different car seat, and a different adapter. The car seat in the picture on the box of the product is a Maxi Cosi, maybe that one works well without modification!

Shame on baby jogger for releasing a piece of crap for their awesome stroller.

Good luck, I hope this review helps some people.

Step 1. The real problem with this adapter is the foot bar. The bend in it is too shallow. I heated up the corners with a blow torch, shoved a metal rod into the hole to steady it while I bent it up to slightly less than the angle of the head bar. (about 2 inches less when measuring from the top) It may take you several bends to get it right, but once you heat it, it bends easily.

Step 2. If the cosmetics of the thing bothers you (heating it burns off some of the silver paint) then you can sand it and repaint it.

Step 3. When bent to the proper angle, the car seat will fit snuggly into the adapter, you will hear 2 clicks, and it will not wiggle at all.

Step 4. The top of the plastic part of the adapter that fits onto the stroller really bothered me because it looks like something is supposed to fit onto it, but nothing does. So I cut it off and sanded it smooth. Now it looks much better.

Step 5. Marvel at your genius as you snap your car seats in and out of these things like you were supposed to be able to do from the very start. You’d think for the $60 you pay for this thing it would actually work!

I realize my description of the process may sound vague to some people, but I’ll watch this post, and if you have any questions, feel free to ask, I’d be happy to help you out!

 

 

 


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Chicken Cooping

After watching a disturbing PETA video about the living conditions of chickens at egg farms, my wife and I decided maybe we would get some chickens. Lots of animals are mistreated in this world, and I suppose, mostly there is nothing much you can do about it, as an individual. Yet perhaps through this post, I might inspire someone else to keep chickens of there own, and in their turn, inspire someone else. I’m not saying everyone should keep chickens, but if enough of us tried to make a difference, in our own ways, perhaps the world would be better off.

So if you get some chickens, you need to keep them somewhere. I looked into ready built coops, and they started around $600. My wife convinced me to try and build my own, and I took the challenge. This is the result.

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Epoxy Flooring

Epoxy Flooring

I recently finished my garage floor with a professional epoxy coating. I did a diamond pattern and it turned out very nicely. We’ll see if it lasts!

The brand I used is called U-Coat-It. The white took a lot of coats (4 total) so I’m glad I got lots of extra. The black went on extra thick, it only needed 1 coat.

As per the instructions, basically, I cleaned the floor, and got up any grease. Wetted the floor and applied the white base coat. It came out really thin, so I applied another coat about an hour later. Then I fixed the cracks in the concrete. Then 6 hours later I went over it again with the top coat of white. I could still see my patches etc so I ended up doing a 4th coat of white with my extra materials. About 15 hours later, I double taped the whole floor. The white was completely dry, so the tape wouldn’t hurt it. Once the tape was down, it was easy to apply the black. Then let it dry for 12 hours and removed the tape; DONE!

The end result is a smooth floor, easy cleanup and looks nice.

Pics of how I did it:


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