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Reader's Exchange: Walk this way, with treadmill manual

Today's first letter comes from a reader in an awkward position; or, to be more precise, her Proform 585TL treadmill is. The treadmill is supposed to fold, but it's stuck in the halfway position because Irene Gubelius doesn't know the trick to collapse it. Irene hopes someone with a manual for this uncooperative machine will share the information about how to fold it, because Irene's daughter needs to move it to another home, and it won't go through the door. Please call (727) 535-4004.

Jan writes that her mother recently started using a power wheelchair, so a 6-foot portable ramp is needed to get into the van for visits to the doctor. Portability is the operative concept, since Jan isn't a mighty superhero. Please call (727) 866-0089.

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Cindy Trumble hates to consign to the trash her large collection of More magazines and O, the Oprah magazine. If you want the magazines before they go to recycling, please call (727) 525-2203.

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Carole Mason of Spring Hill wonders if there's such a thing as a group that recycles medical equipment. Carole has a medical foot boot that could provide further service. If you know of such a group or you simply want the boot, call (352) 683-9330.

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If your movie/slide screen, about 4 feet square and retractable, is looking for a new home, Arnold Silver of Spring Hill will be delighted to adopt it. Call (352) 796-2855.

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Also looking for a new home, a Remington portable "Travel Writer" typewriter in good condition, and a VCR plus many tapes. Please call Cindy Bersbach of St. Petersburg at (727) 526-2864.

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J. Terrell of Dunedin has some bureau drawers in blond wood that may be just the thing one of our readers needs. One drawer, which is divided, measures 27 inches long, 15 inches wide and 5 1/2 inches high; five other drawers measure 27 inches long, 15 inches wide and 7 inches high. If you don't need drawers, flat-base swivel casters can be placed on their bottoms, and they can be rolled under a bed to store clothing and toys. Please call (727) 733-7374.

"Murphy's Law strikes again!" writes Heidi Taylor of Dade City, whose Dell 942 printer waited to die until she purchased a plentiful supply of ink for it, in the form of three M4640 ink cartridges in the original packaging. Heidi wants to give them away to someone who can use them. Please call (352) 521-7082 or e-mail

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Ava wishes to give away 10 to 12 discs/blades for a Cuisinart food processor, Model DLC-7. E-mail

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The subject of the e-mail read: My Stupidity. In last week's column Brenda was seeking piano music, particularly classical for her daughter. Brenda sent an incorrect phone number for REXers to contact her. The correct number is (727) 376-2501.

Send requests to Reader Exchange, Floridian, St. Petersburg Times, P.O. Box 1121, St. Petersburg 33731 or e-mail Requests will be accepted only by mail or e-mail. This is an exchange column, so we will not run items that are for sale. Readers must agree to publication of phone numbers, including area code.

Reader's Exchange: Walk this way, with treadmill manual 07/04/08 [Last modified: Thursday, July 10, 2008 2:22pm]
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