@tweezak@ybmuG I offered to make & print some basic R2 stickers of its essential cosmetic features for AIR2-D2, but she declined. She’s a bit burned out on Star Wars thanks to nu-Disney. And this from the girl who owned the original, limited edition R2-D2 version of the Droid 2 phone, with factory R2 skin and R2 alert tones pre-programmed into the phone. She refused to upgrade from that phone for years.
There is practically no manufacturing here or anything else other than crooked politicians so I don’t need my air purified unless it can be modified to be a water purifier. I need my water purified - well when we have some that is, otherwise I need a water maker that will make water from air. Oh wait. That is called a dehumidifier - except it wouldn’t make enough even with 99% humidity. Well I suppose I could use what drips out of the A/C. That might be enough later this week when it is supposed to be 107. Too many boil notices and EPA violations about in what is in our water that isn’t H20. And don’t tell me I can use rain. We haven’t had any for 3+ weeks and there is a burn ban on.
@Kidsandliz I sympathize, bro. 2nd driest state here and in summer we sometimes don’t get a drop of rain for 2 months. It’s hell on my vegetable garden, and the nectarines & plums on my trees are usually only the size of ping-pong balls by the time to pick them.
At least our water quality is ok, or is on the side of town away from the copper mine, which polluted all the water wells due to tailing pile runoff. So I guess I shouldn’t complain since I don’t have to boil my water.
Meh does a magic trick in this write-up. First it says you’ll give us the whole shebang for thirty bucks. But hold on, partner because in the next minute it says we can get the shebang for $39.99. New Math, I’m sure.
@Kidsandliz@kuoers California has some bizarre rules about things like five-gallon buckets needing to have a special warning cautioning against not letting children play with them, it’s more likely one of those than a Prop65.
@Kidsandliz@kuoers@Perfect_Timing No label, no can sell. There’s stuff Amazon only has in out-of-state locations where they don’t keep the labels on hand, so those are blocked. And for the stuff that requires a different label, it can get to be more of a gotcha than it’s worth.
When I list something on eBay, in the Prop65 section, I say that nearly everything is known to the State of California to cause cancer, and no, I’m not going to tell you what’s in this that might cause cancer, because I have no idea what it is either.
Prop65 is the letter-perfect example of a rule that was enacted with good intent but zero actual clue. CPSIA/2008 is another.
I’m tempted, but once we go through those 4 extra filters, are we really going to be able to get replacements at all? These brands on Amazon don’t always exist for very long; I’m thinking I should spend more and get a Bissel or something better-known.
Also, 27 out of the 29 Zon reviews are for free products.
@Kyeh the charcoal ones are the ones you have to find larger existing designs and cut apart, and because it’s charcoal, that will be messy.
I have a few old stand-up purifiers that use irregular rectangular HEPA filters instead of a standardized size; I take those filters apart (snap apart the frame and remove the used up ribbed “guts” of the filter), buy the large meant-for-industrial-sized purifier, cut that up into smaller rectangles (tricky since I prefer single cleaves instead of saw cuts to reduce creating extra particulates) that will fit inside my broken-up frame, staple the frame together to secure the filter, and BAM, custom replacement (and some leftovers because you can never divide the large filter evenly).
@pakopako Wow - that sounds very clever; not sure I’m up to it! I wish there were some with washable filters like the ones in my Shark vacuum cleaner. But of course they make their real money selling the filters, as the write-up says.
@Kyeh you technically can wash most filters, even the paper HEPA ones. It’s really not recommended because, soggy paper.
I’ve gotten away with a wash or two of my office filter. It uses a metallic filter that clogs large dust bunnies and a paper/plastic HEPA one (and a charcoal layer underneath). The metallic one is simple enough to clean. The HEPA one can be wiped down; rinsing it in cold water shows how much more debris it traps (and then it’s quickly with a hair dryer so the paper doesn’t warp or mold).
The charcoal layer I actually thought I could place in a platter, soaking in cold water, then drain and blow-dry. But the charcoal half melts in water. What I had left after a rinse and repeat mostly resembled a layer of charcoal, but it would never completely dry and particles were still coming out with the drips (and any light shake).
Not reusing the charcoal, the HEPA got another two uses before it just smelled “wet” even after it dried. (I assume the porous structure was more than halfway broken and was probably growing mold.)
@Kyeh No, I’m just really stingy with my pennies that I resort to being a DIY-er.
I could have left the charcoal out to air dry (like baking soda, it absorbs odors pretty well) and just reinserted it behind the wiped down/no rinse HEPA (whose micro pores remain clogged but the structure remains dry) and probably reused that way more times (just needing to wipe down the HEPA filter way more frequently from then on might not be worth the hassle).
@Kimmie5819 If this item still shows “Processing” under meh.com/orders, or if it shows “Delivered” but you didn’t get it, contact meh.com/support for assistance. If it shows “Shipped”, click on the tracking number for details about when it should arrive. If it’s still shown as in transit more than a week after shipping, something’s wrong; once again, contact meh.com/support for assistance.
Ya know I had assumed I messed up the order when these didn’t show, then forgot… Saw the charge in my statement and found they just recently got into shipping. On the filter front hoping they accept the LEVOIT LV-H132 or any other round ??h132 filter.