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by CountryBoy
Sat Jun 27, 2015 4:51 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Dehumidifier for the laundry, furnace room
Replies: 22
Views: 2458

Re: Dehumidifier for the laundry, furnace room

You are probably right.
by CountryBoy
Fri Jun 26, 2015 4:04 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Squirrel nemesis
Replies: 60
Views: 5886

Re: Squirrel nemesis

When I asked a similar question in a local hardware store I was told not to take it personally:

They have more time to think on the problem than you do.
by CountryBoy
Fri Jun 26, 2015 11:48 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Winterizing my deck above my driveway
Replies: 6
Views: 489

Re: Winterizing my deck above my driveway

Most grateful for people's answers. Yes, the snow melts off the A-frame roof on to the deck which in winter usually has 2-3 ft. of snow that melts slowly over time dropping water on to the driveway below. Salt, sand, and shoveling are not enough to really address the problem. The suggested dektrain ...
by CountryBoy
Fri Jun 26, 2015 7:44 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Winterizing my deck above my driveway
Replies: 6
Views: 489

Winterizing my deck above my driveway

Does someone have an idea as to how to winterize my deck above my driveway? I live 1 hour north of NYC. My deck is on the north side of my house. In the winter, the snow melts off the roof on my A-frame then down onto the deck, then through the deck onto my driveway in front of my garage. Last winte...
by CountryBoy
Fri Jun 26, 2015 7:16 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Dehumidifier for the laundry, furnace room
Replies: 22
Views: 2458

Re: Dehumidifier for the laundry, furnace room

Wow, that was one comprehensive response.
Thanks.
by CountryBoy
Thu Jun 25, 2015 9:50 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Dehumidifier for the laundry, furnace room
Replies: 22
Views: 2458

Re: Dehumidifier for the laundry, furnace room

I was talking with a salesman at Home Depot and he suggested I get one of these units.

http://www.wavehomesolutions.com/ventilation/landing/

Does anyone out there have experience with it?

Thanks.
by CountryBoy
Tue Jun 23, 2015 11:11 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Best window treatment or shades for large windows
Replies: 10
Views: 864

Re: Best window treatment or shades for large windows

The stores around here suggest "the honey comb blinds" but it just does not look as if it would work in practice.
by CountryBoy
Tue Jun 23, 2015 4:34 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Best window treatment or shades for large windows
Replies: 10
Views: 864

Re: Best window treatment or shades for large windows

Many thanks for your suggestions.
by CountryBoy
Tue Jun 23, 2015 2:57 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Best window treatment or shades for large windows
Replies: 10
Views: 864

Best window treatment or shades for large windows

What are the Best window treatment or shades for large windows to help conserve heat for winter?

We have a big deck with two large 8 ft. wide sliding doors. In winter we obviously lose a lot of heat. Do people have suggestions?
by CountryBoy
Tue Jun 16, 2015 2:41 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Dehumidifier for the laundry, furnace room
Replies: 22
Views: 2458

Re: Dehumidifier for the laundry, furnace room

Could people tell me what KIND of vapor barrier to use?

Thanks.
by CountryBoy
Mon Jun 15, 2015 9:09 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Dehumidifier for the laundry, furnace room
Replies: 22
Views: 2458

Re: Dehumidifier for the laundry, furnace room

I already have "the foam tubes" around the pipes on the cold water as well as the hot water.

I guess I am trying.
by CountryBoy
Mon Jun 15, 2015 5:14 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Dehumidifier for the laundry, furnace room
Replies: 22
Views: 2458

Re: Dehumidifier for the laundry, furnace room

jebmke
a vapor barrier installed and sealed off the vents


What kind of vapor barrier is that? Don't I still want free flow of air?
by CountryBoy
Mon Jun 15, 2015 5:12 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Dehumidifier for the laundry, furnace room
Replies: 22
Views: 2458

Re: Dehumidifier for the laundry, furnace room

Today in NY we have over 80% humidity. My furnace room has a whole about 14" x 8" through the cinder block for the purpose of venting to the outside. My guess is that is is a good thing. Any dehumidifier would obviously be dehumidifying the air that comes through that vent as well as the e...
by CountryBoy
Mon Jun 15, 2015 4:57 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Dehumidifier for the laundry, furnace room
Replies: 22
Views: 2458

Re: Dehumidifier for the laundry, furnace room

The pipes of the well tank and the hot water tank have very considerable condensation.

The condensation is the source of my problem.
by CountryBoy
Mon Jun 15, 2015 3:17 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Dehumidifier for the laundry, furnace room
Replies: 22
Views: 2458

Dehumidifier for the laundry, furnace room

I have a laundry / boiler room: 15 ft. long 10 ft wide 10 ft. high with a permanent opening in the cinder block to vent to the outside. The humidity is a serious problem to the floor and surrounding wood during these humid days. I have searched the Boglehead suggestions and am wondering if anyone ha...
by CountryBoy
Mon Jun 15, 2015 10:32 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Best place to purchase a summer hat
Replies: 26
Views: 2930

Re: Best place to purchase a summer hat

I have already had an extensive Carac treatment for my scalp due to sun issues. My neighbor down the street has had skin grafting to correct his scalp issues.

The issue of a sun hat is important.
by CountryBoy
Sat Jun 13, 2015 7:21 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Best place to purchase a summer hat
Replies: 26
Views: 2930

Re: Best place to purchase a summer hat

Your recommendation and experience leads me to think this is what I really need.

But since I am bald, I am not sure it offers enough protection to the top of my head..???

Please advise.

Thank you.
by CountryBoy
Sat Jun 13, 2015 3:19 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Best place to purchase a summer hat
Replies: 26
Views: 2930

Re: Best place to purchase a summer hat

Many thanks; those look like a lot of good ideas.
by CountryBoy
Sat Jun 13, 2015 11:46 am
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: End of Life Business Procedures
Replies: 26
Views: 2372

Re: End of Life Business Procedures

Many thanks for the clarification.
by CountryBoy
Sat Jun 13, 2015 9:09 am
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: End of Life Business Procedures
Replies: 26
Views: 2372

Re: End of Life Business Procedures

Yes, some people mistakenly put some important papers like the will in the SDB.


Let me get this clear: in a SDB where they both have access, when one dies the other can still access?
But not so in Penna.?
by CountryBoy
Sat Jun 13, 2015 6:28 am
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: End of Life Business Procedures
Replies: 26
Views: 2372

Re: End of Life Business Procedures

Wow; lots to learn.

That safe deposit box info is something everyone should definitely know!
by CountryBoy
Sat Jun 13, 2015 6:24 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Best place to purchase a summer hat
Replies: 26
Views: 2930

Re: Best place to purchase a summer hat

There is no Costco anywhere near to us but thank you.
by CountryBoy
Fri Jun 12, 2015 7:04 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Best place to purchase a summer hat
Replies: 26
Views: 2930

Re: Best place to purchase a summer hat

Many thanks folks.
by CountryBoy
Fri Jun 12, 2015 6:49 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Best place to purchase a summer hat
Replies: 26
Views: 2930

Best place to purchase a summer hat

I am at the age when sun can cause problems with my skin so I am looking to buy a straw hat for summer. One place I have is this: http://www.villagehatshop.com/product/straw-hats/451139-88313/sunbody-hats-cattleman-guatemalan-palm-leaf-straw-hat.html Do people know of other places to buy a man's hat...
by CountryBoy
Fri Jun 12, 2015 6:31 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: End of Life Business Procedures
Replies: 26
Views: 2372

Re: End of Life Business Procedures

Sidney You say:are If the accounts in his name, she should not be accessing them. If joint, it shouldn't be a problem. So his / their will is totally complete and up to date but they have separate bank accounts. What should he do to make sure the bank will give her access to his account at the time ...
by CountryBoy
Fri Jun 12, 2015 4:08 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: End of Life Business Procedures
Replies: 26
Views: 2372

Re: End of Life Business Procedures

Am so grateful, looks as if he needs to know a lot things.

Thank you.
by CountryBoy
Fri Jun 12, 2015 3:29 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: End of Life Business Procedures
Replies: 26
Views: 2372

End of Life Business Procedures

I have a friend who is sick and could die at any time; like he has 50% chance of survival; the MDs are quite concerned, which is not usually the case. What steps should he take to make things easier for his wife? I know that he has already: -given her passwords for his Vanguard Acct. and his Treasur...
by CountryBoy
Wed Jun 03, 2015 5:23 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Windows Media Center discontinued
Replies: 18
Views: 1634

Re: Windows Media Center discontinued

Just for the record, LadyGeek and so many others have been of such help to me for so very many years the last thing I would want is to hurt those who have helped me. So once again, apologies.
by CountryBoy
Wed Jun 03, 2015 4:57 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Windows Media Center discontinued
Replies: 18
Views: 1634

Re: Windows Media Center discontinued

My extreme apologies for posting a malware link; it was totally in ignorance and I do apologize.

I had hoped it was the one time I could offer something of use; i do apologize.
by CountryBoy
Wed Jun 03, 2015 7:32 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Windows Media Center discontinued
Replies: 18
Views: 1634

Re: Windows Media Center discontinued

VLC media player is available for free download.

[Possible malicious link removed by admin LadyGeek]
by CountryBoy
Wed May 27, 2015 8:21 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Kitchen Remodeling and Microwave Food
Replies: 30
Views: 1997

Re: Kitchen Remodeling and Microwave Food

Many thanks to all for your suggestions.
by CountryBoy
Tue May 26, 2015 7:48 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Kitchen Remodeling and Microwave Food
Replies: 30
Views: 1997

Re: Kitchen Remodeling and Microwave Food

Uncle Ben's Ready Rice, cooks in 90 seconds, lots of flavors


We do eat rice often, so with a MW do I buy instant rice? 90secs. is pretty fast.
by CountryBoy
Tue May 26, 2015 7:05 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Kitchen Remodeling and Microwave Food
Replies: 30
Views: 1997

Re: Kitchen Remodeling and Microwave Food

We have no outside grill but will have a refrigerator to store precooked food in.

Thanks for the assistance.
by CountryBoy
Mon May 25, 2015 8:06 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Kitchen Remodeling and Microwave Food
Replies: 30
Views: 1997

Re: Kitchen Remodeling and Microwave Food

Many thanks since we too enjoy and "eat mostly fresh food."

We prefer to have as healthy a diet as possible during this 8 week downtime of our kitchen, so any suggestions for eating using a microwave/convection GE oven are appreciated.

Thanks for the recipe.
by CountryBoy
Mon May 25, 2015 7:50 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Kitchen Remodeling and Microwave Food
Replies: 30
Views: 1997

Kitchen Remodeling and Microwave Food

We will very shortly do a total kitchen remodel and have bought a microwave (mw) to eat while our kitchen is gutted. Being a good BH means thinking carefully and planning and so far we are testing mw food and don't find much out there. Does anyone recommend any line of mw food that is good? They cer...
by CountryBoy
Mon May 18, 2015 8:30 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: IQ Elite Scam
Replies: 3
Views: 1195

Re: IQ Elite Scam

Well, I downloaded it and am a bit puzzled how to use it as a stand alone email address book. It keeps wanting to add me to a server to receive email.
by CountryBoy
Mon May 18, 2015 6:10 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: IQ Elite Scam
Replies: 3
Views: 1195

IQ Elite Scam

Ok I was taken in by a friend sending me accidentally the IQElite personality test scam . It was sent under my friend's name, accidentally. What it did was to scoop up all the names and addresses in my gmail contact list and it is now sending out the scam to all my contact list. I am sure it is one ...
by CountryBoy
Mon May 11, 2015 4:18 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Do banks take loose coinage?
Replies: 55
Views: 4040

Re: Do banks take loose coinage?

My Bank of America requires that I put them into the appropriate paper pkgs that they give me.
by CountryBoy
Sat Apr 18, 2015 7:48 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Is there a good IPOD alternative?
Replies: 27
Views: 2034

Re: Is there a good IPOD alternative?

black jack » Sat Apr 18, 2015 5:16 pm

Many thanks for the comprehensive reply. I checked out the reviews and it looks really good.
by CountryBoy
Sat Apr 18, 2015 5:00 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Opticians [Purchasing eyeglasses]
Replies: 13
Views: 1525

Re: Opticians [Purchasing eyeglasses]

No Costco nearby........at all, but we have a Home Depot :oops: ... :happy
by CountryBoy
Sat Apr 18, 2015 4:48 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Is there a good IPOD alternative?
Replies: 27
Views: 2034

Re: Is there a good IPOD alternative?

Well I have a CD player and love the audiobooks I can play on it.

Does anyone know if the Sansa Clip models can play anything other than MP3? Not all audiobooks are MP3.
by CountryBoy
Sat Apr 18, 2015 4:27 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Is there a good IPOD alternative?
Replies: 27
Views: 2034

Re: Is there a good IPOD alternative?

joebh » Sat Apr 18, 2015 12:25 pm That message of yours was far and away the most embarassing message I have ever gotten. It forces me to avoid nothing. So here goes: To recommend a viable alternative, tell us what attributes about a real iPod you don't like. Why not just get an iPod? - you want som...
by CountryBoy
Sat Apr 18, 2015 3:57 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Opticians [Purchasing eyeglasses]
Replies: 13
Views: 1525

Re: Opticians [Purchasing eyeglasses]

1-You guys are fantastic and I am so grateful for the picture of the prescription numbers. I have learned lots. 2-You are correct: I walked into an Optometrist and not an Optician's office. 3-Since this is definitely my first rodeo when it comes to mail order, I lacked confidence with also ordering ...
by CountryBoy
Sat Apr 18, 2015 8:46 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Opticians [Purchasing eyeglasses]
Replies: 13
Views: 1525

Re: Opticians

Thanks, i checked them out.
by CountryBoy
Sat Apr 18, 2015 8:08 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Opticians [Purchasing eyeglasses]
Replies: 13
Views: 1525

Re: Opticians

No, I have been examined by the optician for my prescription and now want to buy lens and frames elsewhere more cheaply.
by CountryBoy
Sat Apr 18, 2015 6:44 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Is there a good IPOD alternative?
Replies: 27
Views: 2034

Re: Is there a good IPOD alternative?

I have an early clam shell Verizon cell phone. My need for a smartphone is little or nothing.

I am a 74 yo minimal user of cell phone technology.
by CountryBoy
Sat Apr 18, 2015 6:27 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Opticians [Purchasing eyeglasses]
Replies: 13
Views: 1525

Opticians [Purchasing eyeglasses]

This is not a medical question. Going into my local optician yesterday I was offered a price for glass frames of $320 but on the internet at a place called Zenni it costs $19.95 and my optician says bring it in and they will put the lenses in. My question is are there low cost alternatives to purcha...
by CountryBoy
Sat Apr 18, 2015 6:21 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Is there a good IPOD alternative?
Replies: 27
Views: 2034

Re: Is there a good IPOD alternative?

Well I would like to use it for mostly audiobooks and music.

Audiobooks come in different formats, I believe.
by CountryBoy
Fri Apr 17, 2015 11:35 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Is there a good IPOD alternative?
Replies: 27
Views: 2034

Is there a good IPOD alternative?

Is there a good IPOD alternative?

Yes I have checked Amazon but value your opinion.

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