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xtn replied to the Building / Maintaining a Home board. 11:55 AM

Re: Hail Resistant Shingles

Wat a sec here... aren't all shingles hail resistant? I mean, did hail get inside your bedroom? No? Thank-you shingles!

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xtn replied to the Building / Maintaining a Home board. 11:29 AM

Re: Glass shower doors?

In addition, you can make a game of it. For example, imagine you are squeegeeing windshields during red lights on a busy road in downtown Mexico City and you have to finish before the light turns green. That will make the shower job seem a little [more]

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xtn replied to the Building / Maintaining a Home board. 11:24 AM

Re: Glass shower doors?

I have frosted glass. I don't use a squeegee. I'm sure soap scum is there but I can't see it. If you can't see it, it doesn't exist, right?

I was going to point out that having an opaque shower curtain doesn't mean your [more]

Wed Apr 29

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xtn replied to the Living Below Your Means board. 12:13 PM

Re: Interesting LBYM article

Love is truly blind (deaf, and dumb...)

Yes.

Yes it is.

But what does it have to do with marriage?

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Sun Apr 26

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xtn replied to the Building / Maintaining a Home board. 8:42 PM

Re: Seawall problems?

per the contract...I paid it all in the stages as required apart from $2000.00 which is outstanding now as the Seawall is completed but as mentioned, they have upped the total amount to $6000.00

What type of contract is it? Cost plus? If [more]

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xtn replied to the Building / Maintaining a Home board. 10:15 AM

Re: Seawall problems?

I'm sorry I don't know how to help with your current situation.

And I don't know the size, design goals or specific construction type of your seawall, but I'm surprised you could even get one engineered for $2000.

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Thu Apr 23

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xtn replied to the Credit Cards and Consumer Debt board. 4:44 PM

Re: Hardship Forbearance

You might think about the fact that he is the one that is unemployed. She is the one with the job.

We don't know what is going on in their house.


Condo.

Anyway, you might think about hot girl versus financial [more]

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xtn replied to the Credit Cards and Consumer Debt board. 12:28 PM

Re: Hardship Forbearance

A tongue lashing? You haven't seen anything yet.....

I've decided not to berate this internet stranger. Because his wife must be really hot. That's the only reason I can think of that a guy as smart as he seems to think he is would be [more]

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xtn replied to the Cars and Drivers board. 12:13 PM

Re: Slow Day

Do not attempt to drift the FlightAware WidowMaker. Fiery death and destruction await. This has been a Public Service Announcement funded by the506.

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xtn replied to the Building / Maintaining a Home board. 11:54 AM

Re: Mysterious ceiling collapse

How is even possible that the F'in nails are still in the F'n gyp board on the floor instead of stuck in the F'n joists above? Were they 3/4" trim nails? Did the installer grease them prior to installation?

Seriously, what kind of nails [more]

Thu Apr 16

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xtn replied to the Building / Maintaining a Home board. 7:05 PM

Re: Gas water heater

Direct vent appliances such as some water heaters and gas fireplaces, do something like that.

They take combustion air from outdoors, burn it and then vent the combustion gasses outdoors, they are typically sealed up systems and so don't
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xtn replied to the Cars and Drivers board. 2:24 PM

Re: Slow Day

My windshield squirt nozzles are aimed precisely to cover almost the entire windshield but only the windshield. They have an adjustable pattern that is controlled by a tiny doppler radar system and a lot of software.

The windshield perimeter [more]

Wed Apr 15

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xtn replied to the Living Below Your Means board. 2:38 PM

Re: OT ~ Something to ponder

Would like to update this thread.

Texas A&M Transportation Institute has not published its Annual Urban Mobility Report since the version published December 2012. I am emailing the persons whose contact information appears on the website [more]

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xtn replied to the Living Below Your Means board. 11:53 AM

Re: Terrible family budget

It's not where you live or what stuff you have or even what you do that makes you happy. To me, it's who you spend your time with.

And how long of a nap you can sneak in.

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xtn replied to the Living Below Your Means board. 11:51 AM

Re: Terrible family budget

Their 'ideal' spending for a mortage is almost 20k more than they are spending and their 'ideal' spending for property taxes is half what they are paying.

I don't understand this either. My 'ideal' spending is zero in all categories. [more]

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xtn replied to the Building / Maintaining a Home board. 10:49 AM

Re: Gas water heater

Tight construction these days does mean that exhaust fans can take their make up air sucking air down your flues.

I think they ought to have a make-up air fan bring in outside air to supply the exhaust fan. In fact, they should just [more]

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xtn replied to the Building / Maintaining a Home board. 10:41 AM

Re: Gas stove - burners sporadic non-igniting

The generic term for sealed burners is, (a range sealed up so rats can't get in to feed and make a home."

Well that really chaps my hide.

The burners are not sealed.

Salt is salt, whether it comes from the sea [more]

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xtn replied to the Building / Maintaining a Home board. 10:31 AM

Re: Gas stove - burners sporadic non-igniting

Hey that's great!

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Mon Apr 13

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xtn replied to the Building / Maintaining a Home board. 3:12 PM

Re: Gas stove - burners sporadic non-igniting

I had to look up what is meant by "sealed burners." I was trying to think of what items fit that description that I know of, so that I could extrapolate the meaning. The only thing I could come up with - that has a fuel burning in a sealed [more]

Fri Apr 10

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xtn replied to the Living Below Your Means board. 7:59 PM

Re: Wife Appreciation

And the main point of my post is he's still an @ss if he needs a monetary value to appreciate his partner because he can only appreciate based on how she's actively contributing to running the household.

Let me make sure I'm reading [more]

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