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elQu replied to the Building / Maintaining a Home board. 9:31 PM

Re: Vinyl Plank Flooring

IP - I came across this thread on Centsational Girl and thought you might be interested. A lot of comments on vinyl plank floors and several brand mentions:
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elQu replied to the Building / Maintaining a Home board. 3:17 PM

Re: gas stove

They were referred to as butane tanks, but I'm not sure they originally contained butane.

What the consumer calls "propane" is actually LPG, liquified petroleum gas. Its a distillation fraction that comes from Natural [more]

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elQu replied to the Living Below Your Means board. 11:30 AM

Re: DIY is in decline -men too soft

I don't know why they had to bring traditional roles into it at all, shockingly, I've never seen anyone operate power equipment with their genitals.

That line is Just.Too.Funny. And true :)

Laura

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elQu replied to the Building / Maintaining a Home board. 11:06 AM

Re: gas stove

This might help you with the cost calculations on propane vs electric:
http://www.propane101.com/propanevselectricity.htm.
Whether or not propane is cheaper than electric will [more]

Tue Oct 28

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elQu replied to the Living Below Your Means board. 10:08 PM

Re: DIY is in decline -men too soft

Laura,
You need to meet my oldest daughter. She used to get really upset wioth the girl scouts, why do the boy scouts get to do all the neat things and we get baby siting, sewing etc.


Exactly! :)

She now works out in [more]

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elQu replied to the Building / Maintaining a Home board. 9:05 PM

Re: Vinyl Plank Flooring

The slab is ground level, not subgrade as in a basement.

Ah. And thus why you mentioned freezing potential.

I have noticed no problem with moisture.

Did you try the simplest DIY test of duct taping down a [more]

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elQu replied to the Building / Maintaining a Home board. 7:13 PM

Re: Vinyl Plank Flooring

IP - did you consider doing tile with area rugs in all the traffic/use area? Would give you some warmth underfoot, with cushioning against breakage, but if it should flood, you can remove the area rugs to let them air-dry.

Also, from what I [more]

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elQu posted to the Living Below Your Means board. 4:11 PM

Boo, LG...

and yeah for Youtube and bloggers!

MIL's 6-year-old bottom-freezer LG fridge suddenly stopped working. After checking for breaker/power supply problems, DH pulled the rear cover off the circuit board on the rear of the fridge. [more]

Mon Oct 27

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elQu replied to the Living Below Your Means board. 5:42 PM

Re: DIY is in decline -men too soft

While I think it's more nurture than nature (or maybe just opportunity - now that there's opportunity for more choices maybe other choices are winning out) - I have seen my friend's boy toddlers go nuts over heavy equipment vehicles being driven [more]

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elQu replied to the Imp This Ride board. 4:03 PM

Re: "Maybe you should take something"

What is ebola, Alex?
http://www.democraticunderground.com/10025719431

Laura
survived my flight ebola-free

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elQu replied to the Building / Maintaining a Home board. 3:48 PM

Re: Window Installed Pellet Stove

Not familiar with the product, but when we researched pellet stoves, we decided against them because they require electricity to work. We wanted something that could still be used during a blizzard power outage. The cost of pellets can get high (and [more]

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elQu replied to the Building / Maintaining a Home board. 3:34 PM

Re: Vinyl Plank Flooring

IP - have you looked at products like these? They're solid vinyl/high-impact polypropylene floor tiles that snap together. They have a base similar to DriCore to allow for circulation of water vapor and to provide an insulating barrier from the [more]

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elQu replied to the Fools Against Depression board. 10:25 AM

Re: Saturday night check-in

(delurk)
On the other hand.... last year I lost my best friend (0x6a74)...

I'm so sorry to hear about that AM.

Last year about this time I went on a low-fat vegan diet....

Have you considered that [more]

Fri Oct 24

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elQu replied to the Gym Thread board. 6:29 PM

Re: October

I know I am wall papering but...

Don't stop. Some of us *are* paying attention and it *is* a motivation :).

Friday:

45 min yoga and stretching
Situps: 30 x 3
Pushups: 15 x 3 (stair-version)
Triceps dips: [more]

Fri Oct 3

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elQu replied to the Health and Nutrition board. 6:55 AM

Re: Interesting topic

I would agree with this from my experiences in Portugal. The cows are grass-grazed, not raised in CAFO's. Free-range black pigs that graze under the cork trees are easily available. Local farmer's chickens in the supermarket, complete with heads/feet [more]

Thu Sep 25

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elQu replied to the An Open Letter board. 5:37 AM

Re: An Open Letter

That doesn't sound like a normal operation of the program, never mind the stupidity of eliminating Uninstall. If that workaround doesn't solve it, you could try posting on the Help With This Stupid Computer board.

Doesn't help you now, but [more]

Sun Sep 21

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elQu replied to the Health and Nutrition board. 7:22 AM

Re: Eustachian tube dysfunction

Hi katinga -

Do you consume dairy? Some persons have an allergy to the milk protein (different than lactose intolerance) and it can cause ear/nose/throat issues.

I recently found that was an issue for me. When I went off all dairy [more]

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