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Fri Sep 12

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kmart00 replied to the Living Below Your Means board. 1:26 PM

Re: How do you buy insurance?

If you are employed by a company with such benefits, I've found that the discount I got by switching from Geico to their program saved me 15-20%

I would look in to this as well. But the previous point holds: I suspect that many times yo uget [more]

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kmart00 replied to the Building / Maintaining a Home board. 9:05 AM

Re: where to buy a taco pump for boiler system

thanks for the reply!

I am very new to heating :)

I found a forum on another site where they walked me thru the process of replacing the pump--seems doable to me. They recommended, after seeing the pump I'm replacing (B&G LR20BF [more]

Wed Sep 10

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kmart00 posted to the Building / Maintaining a Home board. 9:09 AM

where to buy a taco pump for boiler system

hi all,

So, I am considering a DIY circulator pump replacement on my hydronic heat system.

Someone sent me a link to supplyhouse.com.

Anyone have experience with this reseller? I tried [more]

Wed Jul 30

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kmart00 replied to the Building / Maintaining a Home board. 10:45 AM

Re: Sprinkler system question

I'm in NJ. I dont need a putting green, but my front lawn is not doing so well.. So I just wanted to figure out if the cost and maintenance of a sprinkler system is worth it to me.

BTW-- I hire a HS kid to mow/trim the hedges when I cant get [more]

Tue Jul 29

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kmart00 replied to the Building / Maintaining a Home board. 9:29 AM

Re: Sprinkler system question

Wow! This has garnered quite a response!

Thank you so much for all the advice :)

Being a new homeowner, I think I need to build my tool collection--first purchase looks to be a very long tape mearuse to start drawing up a plan to [more]

Mon Jul 28

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kmart00 replied to the Building / Maintaining a Home board. 5:09 PM

Re: Sprinkler system question

this is all great info! Thanks so much!

I have to admit, I am much more tempted now to try to install a system myself.

Only gripe I have is that I just sent the plumber packing (ie, had him out twice already this year to put in a [more]

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kmart00 posted to the Building / Maintaining a Home board. 11:13 AM

Sprinkler system question

Hi all,

After hefting the hoses out to water my lawn yesterday, I am really starting to wonder if I should get a sprinkler system installed.

My question is what kind of annual maintenance they require? How hard is it to winterize? [more]

Wed Jul 23

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kmart00 replied to the Building / Maintaining a Home board. 10:06 AM

Re: jenn air extended warranty?

I've heard that the older Jenn Airs seem ko, but the newer ones may not be of the same caliber.

Thanks for the opinions! Still not 100% sure yet, but I'll let you know once I make a decision...

Tue Jul 22

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kmart00 posted to the Building / Maintaining a Home board. 6:58 PM

jenn air extended warranty?

Hi all,

Normally, I consider extended service plans a colossal waste of money... Then I bought a house with a Jenn Air downdraft range. After spending over $350 for the burner cartridge (it came with a grill on the left side, we wanted [more]

Mon Jul 14

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kmart00 replied to the Building / Maintaining a Home board. 1:14 PM

Re: garbage disposal

That's what I figured. Just had the electrician out to set up generator :(

Should have thought ahead...

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kmart00 replied to the Building / Maintaining a Home board. 10:38 AM

Re: garbage disposal

How hard is it to add a disposal when there is not one currently?

Thu Jul 10

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kmart00 replied to the Living Below Your Means board. 9:20 AM

Re: peculiar behavior on ebay

you also run the risk of buying a giftcard/coupon that doesnt actually work. $2 for 10 coupons seems a reasonable risk/reward. $75 for a $100 amazon gift card is a little to risky for me.

$112 for a $100 card is asinine.

Mon Jun 23

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kmart00 replied to the Living Below Your Means board. 1:12 PM

Re: Cell phone shopping

in metro nyc area, Verizon still seems to have the best coverage. TING would save me a fortune, but I am not sold on Sprint's network :(

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kmart00 replied to the Building / Maintaining a Home board. 10:18 AM

Re: What is the definition of 'central air'?

good tip! In the end, central air just wont work with our NJ home. So, mini-split, it is!

Sat Jun 21

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kmart00 replied to the Building / Maintaining a Home board. 4:03 PM

Re: One more mini-split thread :)

lol! I'm not that nuts about these things :)

Significant investment... Want to make sure I dont end up with a bone headed install choice :)

We settled on mounting the unit to the back of my attached garage. SHould be 2-3' about [more]

Fri Jun 20

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kmart00 posted to the Building / Maintaining a Home board. 3:55 PM

One more mini-split thread :)

Hey all.

So I am getting a Friedrich mini-split system installed next week. I'm in NJ.

My question is how the outdoor unit should be installed. The unit is both heatpump/ac. I have found some websites where folks had gone to great [more]

Wed Jun 4

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kmart00 posted to the Building / Maintaining a Home board. 1:44 PM

What is the definition of 'central air'?

Hey all!

So, it looks like I will be installing a mini-split unit (ductless) AC / heat pump in my expanded Cape style home.

Basically, there will be AC heads in all three bedrooms (one is on the 1st floor). The 1st floor itself has [more]

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