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by FraggleRock
Sun Jan 21, 2018 7:48 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Range Hood Blower Sizing
Replies: 36
Views: 1267

Re: stools

stan1 wrote:
Sun Jan 21, 2018 12:39 pm
A question: do you have a link to the counter stools? Been looking for something like that.
Room & Board.
I do not see them on the website.
by FraggleRock
Sat Jan 20, 2018 10:47 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Rent (free at library) or buy books?
Replies: 40
Views: 2169

Re: Rent (free at library) or buy books?

Yes.
Next question, please.
by FraggleRock
Fri Jan 19, 2018 2:09 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Any Instant Pot users here?
Replies: 102
Views: 10932

Re: Any Instant Pot users here?

Recent gift.
Made https://twosleevers.com/now-later-butte ... re-cooker/ 2 nights ago.
Delicious and easy.
Now, an Instant Pot fan.
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by FraggleRock
Thu Jan 18, 2018 11:56 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: How do you adjust side mirrors in a car?
Replies: 61
Views: 3445

Re: How do you adjust side mirrors in a car?

I adjust them using my Indestructible Winter Gloves.
by FraggleRock
Wed Jan 17, 2018 10:20 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Range Hood Blower Sizing
Replies: 36
Views: 1267

Re: Range Hood Blower Sizing

We have 36-inch Wolf hob. Center burner is 20000 BTU.
With a 36-inch, 600cfm Zephyr hood.
Works great. Even when doing “Chinese” stir fry.
6-inch duct. One 90 bend. Total distance is 10 feet.
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by FraggleRock
Wed Jan 17, 2018 10:16 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Looking for a reasonably priced, safe international destination
Replies: 107
Views: 6377

Re: costs

Portugal for 22 days.
DEN-LIS economy.
$9800 USD for 2 people.
AirBnB.
Ate really well as an army travels on its stomach.
by FraggleRock
Mon Jan 15, 2018 9:10 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Looking for a reasonably priced, safe international destination
Replies: 107
Views: 6377

Re: Looking for a reasonably priced, safe international destination

lesterburnham wrote:
Mon Jan 15, 2018 2:08 pm
Portugal or Ireland. Portugal being the cheaper of the two
I initially recommended Portugal, but the travel time for the OP would be unacceptable.
I love Portugal and had very enjoyable recent visit.

I think the OP needs to look at non-stops available from either PHL or IAD.
by FraggleRock
Mon Jan 15, 2018 4:56 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Bike tour in Portugal
Replies: 7
Views: 707

Re: Bike tour in Portugal

WhyNotUs wrote:
Mon Jan 15, 2018 10:46 am
... biking in Alentejo region... wine
Here you go https://winehouseportugal.com/12-wine-a ... y=12&n=615
by FraggleRock
Sun Jan 14, 2018 4:11 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Looking for a reasonably priced, safe international destination
Replies: 107
Views: 6377

Portugal

Lisboa, Portugal. Everyone speaks English, sadly. Lots to do. https://www.tripadvisor.com/Attractions-g189158-Activities-Lisbon_Lisbon_District_Central_Portugal.html#ATTRACTION_SORT_WRAPPER Inexpensive. https://www.numbeo.com/cost-of-living/compare_cities.jsp?country1=United+States&city1=Washington%...
by FraggleRock
Thu Jan 11, 2018 9:55 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Credit score dropped 30 points because I paid off my auto loan?
Replies: 39
Views: 5639

Just desserts

Paying off a loan is unAmerican.
by FraggleRock
Wed Jan 10, 2018 6:22 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: What your 2017 returns would look like if you listened to these financial websites
Replies: 18
Views: 3721

Re: What your 2017 returns would look like if you listened to these financial websites

My father died 04JAN2018 at 95+.
2017 performance was 27%. All individual stocks.
by FraggleRock
Wed Jan 10, 2018 12:10 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Men's no iron dress shirt recommendations
Replies: 66
Views: 3994

iron?

by FraggleRock
Sun Jan 07, 2018 7:50 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Bike tour in Portugal
Replies: 7
Views: 707

Re: Bike tour in Portugal

Porto to Lisboa.
Way more to do as it is much denser.
by FraggleRock
Mon Jan 01, 2018 12:34 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Long Term House—Any Regrets on things you didn’t do?
Replies: 48
Views: 5824

No regrets

Previous house - 24 years, built to our desires This house - 6.5 years, built to builder’s desires. At the 6 year mark, spent $51K renovating the kitchen to our desires. Plan to spend 20 more years here. Miele ovens, Wolf hob, Sub-Zero refrigerator, SZ wine fridge, all drawers, no lower cabinets. Sp...
by FraggleRock
Sat Dec 30, 2017 10:23 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Top load washing machine
Replies: 11
Views: 1154

front loader

Consumer Reports will advise you to get a front loader.
by FraggleRock
Wed Dec 27, 2017 11:25 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: wisdom of buying a car about to be discontinued
Replies: 17
Views: 2472

parts

Alexa9 wrote:
Wed Dec 27, 2017 7:52 pm
Another CR-V...if you need parts
Someone will steal a CR-V to get your needed parts. Cf. Post #1 above.
by FraggleRock
Tue Dec 26, 2017 11:03 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What computer should I get?
Replies: 36
Views: 3257

Re: What computer should I get?

You like Dell.

Inspiron 24 5000 Series
$1,049.99
by FraggleRock
Sun Dec 24, 2017 1:38 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Using lumens to buy light fixtures
Replies: 26
Views: 2070

Re: Using lumens and color temperature to buy light fixtures

AAA wrote:
Sun Dec 24, 2017 11:09 am
but we are considering 4000K LED lamps for our kitchen. Would you consider that too harsh?
Absolutely.
You will hate the color.
Stay with 3000°K
by FraggleRock
Sat Dec 23, 2017 10:17 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: European Cities that don't interest you
Replies: 187
Views: 11802

is England in a Europe?

Not that impressed with Manchester but I was there mainly on business. 1. Me too. No interest in returning. However, an opposing view https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2017/12/21/travel/what-to-do-36-hours-in-manchester-england.html 2. And, some others (based upon very high beer prices in restaur...
by FraggleRock
Sat Dec 23, 2017 6:59 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Is Software consulting considered a services business?
Replies: 13
Views: 1506

Re: Is Software consulting considered a services business?

betablocker wrote:
Sat Dec 23, 2017 1:17 pm
We will be engaged in talmudic debate for 10 years.
Not me.
I plan to file using a single large postcard as I was promised.
by FraggleRock
Fri Dec 22, 2017 11:23 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Ford Fusion under Safety Recall for 2 Years - Ford Can't Fix - help
Replies: 47
Views: 3478

what is the worst that can happen?

WolfgangPauli wrote:
Fri Dec 22, 2017 11:15 pm
Do you restrict people sitting in the front seat?
No.
by FraggleRock
Fri Dec 22, 2017 11:14 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Ford Fusion under Safety Recall for 2 Years - Ford Can't Fix - help
Replies: 47
Views: 3478

Live Dangerously

Join the club.
My 2007 Audi is the same.

Got the notice in Spring 2017.
Called. “Try again in October.”
Called today (28DEC2017). “Try again in the Spring.”
by FraggleRock
Fri Dec 22, 2017 2:03 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Do you see a meaningful change in your income with new Tax Bill?
Replies: 260
Views: 20031

Beer

With the reduction in beer tax, I hope to see lower prices from craft beers. That extra penny or so per can will be exciting. "The bill lowers the rate of tax on beer to $16 [from $18] per barrel on the first six million barrels brewed by the brewer" but, only for 2018 and 2019. So, I plan to drink ...
by FraggleRock
Thu Dec 21, 2017 2:29 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Recommend me a good laser printer for a chromebook!
Replies: 23
Views: 1686

Re: Recommend me a good laser printer for a chromebook!

Brother http://www.brother.com/E-ftp/gcp/en/index.html https://www.amazon.com/Brother-HL-3170CDW-Wireless-Networking-Replenishment/dp/B00BQU141C/ref=sr_1_1?s=office-electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1513884509&sr=1-1&tag=bogleheads.org-20&keywords=brother+color+laser+printer&refinements=p_89%3ABrother%2Cp_n_f...
by FraggleRock
Tue Dec 19, 2017 3:16 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Which cell phone to buy--need good camera?
Replies: 32
Views: 2285

good camera

An expert opinon. http://austinmann.com/trek/iphone-x-camera-review-guatemala Iphone is usually easier to use and you get what Apple decides to give you. I can customize the Note 8 to change the ISO that I think you cannot even do on the Iphone X. See https://www.procamera-app.com for an excellent i...
by FraggleRock
Mon Dec 18, 2017 6:57 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: How do Bogleheads save on eyeglasses?
Replies: 87
Views: 5246

Save?

Me. Costco. Once every 5+ years.
Wife. Zenni. But, she is not saving any money as she appears to buying glasses on a weekly basis.
by FraggleRock
Mon Dec 18, 2017 3:46 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Any Instant Pot users here?
Replies: 102
Views: 10932

Instant Pot users soon

My daughter loves hers.
She is buying me one for Xmas.

3 appliances will be Freecycled:
crock pot - seldom used
rice cooker - used at least 2x per week
pressure cooker - seldom used

However, the waffle iron is staying.
by FraggleRock
Mon Dec 18, 2017 12:02 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Why You Took an Adjustable Rate Mortgage?
Replies: 43
Views: 3252

Re: Why You Took an Adjustable Rate Mortgage?

We bought a house in 1987 for cash and then spent an amount greater than the purchase price on a renovation. At completion of the renovation we had a choice on how to go from construction loan to mortgage. I chose an ARM. Lower rate, lower costs. I refinanced a number of times during the next 24 yea...
by FraggleRock
Sun Dec 17, 2017 6:09 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Vacuum Storage Bags
Replies: 4
Views: 577

Re: Vacuum Storage Bags

You can also use "bags" from this: http://www.foodsaver.com/food-storage-b ... and-rolls/

I love my FoodSaver V2244 Vacuum Sealing System.

I mostly use it for food, but I have vacu-packed clothes for travel.
by FraggleRock
Sun Dec 17, 2017 6:00 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Which bike?? Please help.
Replies: 13
Views: 1246

Trek 26

Spend the $60.
Ride it and learn what you really want/need for features in a bike.

Or, you could spend $2000 and build your own.
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by FraggleRock
Sun Dec 17, 2017 11:39 am
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: 55+ Early retirement offer.
Replies: 76
Views: 11082

Take it. Move on.

Advice from an old fart of 69.1 years. 1. Take the offer. Do not look back. 2. COBOL (I refuse to spell it Cobol). The kids don't want to program in it and all the guys are leaving the workforce at 70. You can probably find a part-time, good paying gig. Go 1099 if you can and sock more money into re...
by FraggleRock
Sun Dec 17, 2017 12:26 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Single Purpose Device- Waffle Iron
Replies: 27
Views: 2196

Don’t Waffle. Be Strong.

I got mine in 1970.
Use it a few times a year.
Not giving it up.

Am about to freecycle: pressure cooker, crock pot, rice cooker.
Daughter is buying Mom & Dad an Instapot.
by FraggleRock
Sat Dec 16, 2017 11:46 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Electric Energy Usage
Replies: 86
Views: 5379

Re: Electric Energy Usage

Aren't there coal mines in Pennsylvania where you can send the kids to work?
by FraggleRock
Thu Dec 14, 2017 2:29 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: How to find a good realtor that negotiates well
Replies: 21
Views: 1414

Easy

When interviewing them, try to negotiate a lower commission with them.
Try for 2%.
by FraggleRock
Wed Dec 13, 2017 11:07 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Downsizing - How much to invest in a house before selling?
Replies: 41
Views: 4778

No pre-sale inspection

In Colorado, I would never get a home inspection prior to listing the house.
The sellers’ disclosure form is quite invasive.
Ignorance is a defense. Lying is not.
by FraggleRock
Wed Dec 13, 2017 3:44 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Downsizing - How much to invest in a house before selling?
Replies: 41
Views: 4778

How much to invest in a house before selling

If you are using a real estate agent, ask questions and listen. Take their advice sometimes. 1. How old is the roof? Do buyers in your area demand new roofs? Do insurance companies? If yes, then you should replace the roof as it will make the selling/sale process smoother. 2. Radon. Do buyers expect...
by FraggleRock
Tue Dec 12, 2017 9:28 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: NYC restaurant suggestion
Replies: 43
Views: 2507

Daniel

https://www.yelp.com/biz/daniel-new-york-4

You wrote 1 meal.

I am ignoring your price constraint.

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by FraggleRock
Sun Dec 10, 2017 9:21 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Best Parmesan Cheese for Salad
Replies: 29
Views: 1732

Define “best”

You asked for "Parmesan", you got it.
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Or, did really mean: Parmigiano Reggiano ?
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by FraggleRock
Sat Dec 09, 2017 1:47 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Paying contractors for incomplete work
Replies: 32
Views: 2494

Re: Paying contractors for incomplete work

You learned an inexpensive lesson.
Get a new plumber.
by FraggleRock
Fri Dec 08, 2017 2:41 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Need a history atlas or book of maps
Replies: 7
Views: 472

Seek and you will find

The one I happen to own myself is the Times Concise Atlas of World History , but it's pretty old! It's about 150 pages of maps, 9x12". Paperback. Printed in 1985, hee hee, with a price sticker on it that says $19.95. https://www.alibris.com/booksearch?keyword=Times+Concise+Atlas+of+World+History&mt...
by FraggleRock
Thu Dec 07, 2017 1:59 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Side Hustle Taxes
Replies: 18
Views: 2340

Small business accounting and taxes

So, my question: should we establish this formally as a business? ... The first thing we are looking at is upgrading her PayPal personal account to a business account 1. Setting up a sole proprietorship in my state [Colorado] is done online, takes 5 minutes and costs $5. 2. The business should have...