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Sun Jan 25

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xtn replied to the Buying and Maintaining a Car board. 10:29 PM

Re: Brakes

Depends on many factors.

I've got a car that needs new pads every 4,000 miles and new rotors every 12,000 miles.

But my truck went about 150,000 miles on the front pads and 180,000 on the rear, and at 250,000 miles hasn't needed new [more]

Thu Jan 22

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xtn replied to the Building / Maintaining a Home board. 4:06 PM

Re: furnace problem

It seems to be cycling about 6 times an hour, with the burners on about 4-5 minutes at a time. My internet research indicates that may or may not be "short cycling".

Sounds like it. That will wear out motors more [more]

Wed Jan 21

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xtn replied to the Living Below Your Means board. 3:07 PM

Re: Hey, TMF, how's about you FIX THE SITE!!!!!!!!!!

What ever happened to the fire boards?

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xtn replied to the Building / Maintaining a Home board. 11:57 AM

Re: Hiding my stuff

But instead of nailing in place all around, you could nail in place across the top, install a couple of those snap-in grommets, and secure the bottom with short little bungee cords. It would effectively be a roll-up screen then.

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xtn replied to the Building / Maintaining a Home board. 11:53 AM

Re: Hiding my stuff

My wife and I made "sun screens" for our patio out of old trampoline fabric, a bit larger than the openings roughly, poorly hemmed around the edges, and nailed in place. Looks sloppy up close and inside, but looks fine from the outside at a [more]

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xtn replied to the Living Below Your Means board. 11:44 AM

Re: Barter

You skirted the question.


All right I'll give it a shot. I'm pretty sure the IRS will accept bartered goods in lieu of cash. Or more properly phrased: if you don't pay them in cash, they may come seize physical assets to satisfy [more]

Tue Jan 20

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xtn replied to the Living Below Your Means board. 4:54 PM

Re: Dumpster diving for skincare

Ummm... Dave?

Dude, what's up with this thread? I think you had better order a subscription to Field and Stream and sign up for the Playboy channel.

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xtn replied to the Living Below Your Means board. 4:45 PM

Re: Bulk Cooking this weekend

What a good idea to make breakfast sandwiches ahead of time. How do you cook them?

Unless you're in to all the healthy crap, you split the english muffin and grill the halves face down in a skillet with butter. Then you eat them as [more]

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xtn replied to the Living Below Your Means board. 4:37 PM

Re: Bulk Cooking this weekend

Made yesterday and today for the week:
--Whole wheat english muffin/egg/spinach/bacon/pepper jack sandwiches
--sausage and peppers with pasta
--chicken with stuffing and green beans<?i>

Nicely done!

At my house,
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xtn replied to the Living Below Your Means board. 4:09 PM

Re: Skip These 8 Overpriced Groceries

I find the whole premise of listing eight things that you can avoid buying to save money is silly. I mean you could put all the things in the world on the list. Save money every time you don't buy something on the list.

Like, just today, on [more]

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xtn replied to the Living Below Your Means board. 3:55 PM

Re: Barter

If you lived completely by barter, how would you have the $ to pay a tax?


We all live by completely by barter. "Money" is nothing more than markers, or certificates of accumulated bartering power, if you [more]

Wed Jan 14

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xtn replied to the Living Below Your Means board. 2:22 PM

Re: Internet

Having college or the internet paid for by taxpayers would benefit everyone whether that is directly or indirectly. Educated workers would have better jobs thus generating more for the country as a whole. They have better opportunity and have a [more]

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xtn replied to the Living Below Your Means board. 11:32 AM

Re: Internet

There are plenty of pork barrel projects that could be stopped in favour of the college plan or free internet.

That's like saying, "Honey, we're way over budget and sinking faster and faster into debt, so I think we should cut [more]

Tue Jan 6

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xtn replied to the Building / Maintaining a Home board. 10:47 PM

Re: Ductless heating

As an HVAC contractor who does NOT rep any brand of equipment, but has install a large handful of these, I'll say that my impression of the Mitsubishi units is one of high quality and good performance on the inside.

I'll also say that [more]

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xtn replied to the Living Below Your Means board. 3:41 PM

Re: How I lived without...

How I lived without...

...posts with no content? The image is gone.

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Mon Jan 5

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xtn replied to the Living Below Your Means board. 4:07 PM

Re: Leather Chair and Ottoman

Sounds like an awesome find. If it was comfortable enough with the curtain, why did you feel the need to replace it with foam? Is it even more comfortable now?

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xtn replied to the Buying and Maintaining a Car board. 4:03 PM

Re: I Had To Go To Jiffy Lube

Ironic. At 254K miles on my 2003 truck, I find that the caring part is what leads to the it-keeps-going part.

You're just breaking it in. I have a coworker with 540,000 miles on her truck. Still has the original engine and [more]

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xtn replied to the Buying and Maintaining a Car board. 12:00 PM

Re: I Had To Go To Jiffy Lube

At 152K miles and 10 years old, the minivan is reaching that, "whatever to keep it going but I really don't care at this point," phase.

Ironic. At 254K miles on my 2003 truck, I find that the caring part is what leads to [more]

Sat Jan 3

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xtn replied to the Buying or Selling a Home board. 5:37 PM

Re: pay off mortgage?

Put another way, if you can't afford your home now, while you are working, why do you think that you will be able to afford it when you won't be working, even if you pay off the mortgage?

This made me think of something. Up to this [more]

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xtn replied to the Buying and Maintaining a Car board. 5:23 PM

Re: I Had To Go To Jiffy Lube

Which vehicle?

I won't go to any of those type places at all. I feel an impending violation vibe every time I pass by one.

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