ptheland

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ptheland replied to the Building / Maintaining a Home board. 7:42 PM

Re: Plumbing repair

I agree, it looks like he will be unable to close that valve.

It also dawns on me that aj is a good photographer. He may have just stuck a scrap piece of wood behind the valve to make it easier to see the issue at hand against a [more]

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ptheland replied to the Help with this STUPID computer! board. 7:37 PM

Re: mouse troubleMy mouse

Just a thought, because these things do happen at times, make sure the replacement batteries were good.

And are installed the right way around.

--Peter <== BTDT

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ptheland replied to the Building / Maintaining a Home board. 7:35 PM

Re: Plumbing repair

Code requires that it be painted, presumably for protection from sunlight.

Is that true for irrigation lines as well?

Our house is older and has copper lines for the water service. But somewhere underground the water main [more]

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ptheland replied to the Building / Maintaining a Home board. 2:57 PM

Re: Plumbing repair

I'm not very good at plumbing, so I'll pass on most comments. However, I did notice one thing. Are you able to close that valve? It looks like it closes by moving the handle towards the blue wall in the background. But I can't really tell how close [more]

Sun Sep 14

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ptheland replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 7:00 PM

Re: OT football culture rant

I forgot to include the article I read on the subject. So here you go:

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ptheland replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 6:28 PM

Re: OT football culture rant

Part of it is the deification of sports celebrities, which encourages an attitude on their part that they can get away with it.

And I suspect that attitude is, if not outright encouraged, at the very least enabled by the [more]

Fri Sep 12

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ptheland replied to the Humor and Urban Legends board. 1:02 PM

Re: PPA teaches Comcast about service interruptions.

So THAT'S how PPA gets a tech out to fix their Comcast internet service quickly.

--Peter

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ptheland replied to the Cars and Drivers board. 12:47 PM

Re: AC freon leak

discharged the system,

Took all the freon (well, probably not freon any more, but a similar refrigerant that is more friendly to the environment) out of the system.

then refilled it with two cans of freon, [more]

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ptheland replied to the Apple board. 12:29 AM

Re: Convenience of Apple Pay

I think you're missing one other benefit. Security.

From what I understand at the moment, the merchant never really gets your card number. That stays with Apple. Apple just passes along a "one-time use" number, much like those that [more]

Thu Sep 11

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ptheland replied to the Tax Strategies board. 11:30 AM

Re: TurboTax error?

Does this info get sent to the IRS?

Yes.

Well, probably. If the FMV of all the shares donated plus other non-cash contributions (such as Goodwill) is more than $500, then you need to complete Form 8283. The name of the [more]

Wed Sep 10

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ptheland replied to the Tax Strategies board. 8:16 PM

Re: MRD Not Taken – Form 5329 Wavier ̵

You filed a similar request for waiver a week before us. Have you heard anything?

I filed it for a client. So the client would get any correspondence from the IRS and not me. I haven't heard from the client.

In this setting, [more]

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ptheland replied to the Tax Strategies board. 8:12 PM

Re: TurboTax error?

it sounds silly, but it's a serious question: which AGI?

Not silly at all. It's AGI from the bottom of page 1 of your 1040, but with any NOL deductions added back.

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ptheland replied to the Tax Strategies board. 6:57 PM

Re: TurboTax error?

If it makes a difference, the donation was made entirely with appreciated stock held more than a year.

That indeed makes a difference.

Appreciated stock donated to a "50%" charity is limited to 30% of your AGI as a [more]

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ptheland replied to the Tax Strategies board. 1:40 PM

Re: Latest on IRA rollover

Is this the latest info ?

Yep.

And just to clarify, as the title of the article is a bit misleading. It's one rollover per 12 month period, NOT per calendar year.

IIRC, you use the date of the distributions to [more]

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ptheland replied to the Help with this STUPID computer! board. 11:49 AM

Re: Beware Microsoft patch KB 2918614

I got that patch back on August 16. Haven't noticed any problems.

--Peter

Tue Sep 9

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ptheland replied to the Retirement Investing board. 9:09 PM

Re: On line SS advisors?

There's a one-year time limit on "file & suspend"

I think you need to read the whole context there.

Let's start with:
If you are already entitled to benefits, you may voluntarily suspend current or [more]

Mon Sep 8

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ptheland replied to the Building / Maintaining a Home board. 3:35 PM

Re: Plastic Thermoforming at home

Any other ideas?

Just go for it. What have you got to lose but an old milk jug and a few minutes of your time.

I'd stick a piece of aluminum foil under the plastic in case you overheat it. Just to catch the drips and make [more]

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ptheland replied to the Humor and Urban Legends board. 1:41 PM

Re: I'm moving to Alaska

I just want to knoiw exactly what they are spraying it with?

Axe - a men's aftershave/cologne. The whole thing is a not-so-subtle commercial. Still a bit funny, though.

--Peter

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ptheland replied to the iOS help: iPhone iPad iPod touch board. 12:04 PM

Re: Can't connect to wifi

Just a random thought. It is possible to limit the number of wifi connections or IP addresses a router will hand out. When that limit is reached, further connections are refused.

If you've got one device that connects, try turning that one [more]

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