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by greenbldg2
Tue Feb 11, 2020 1:43 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Tires for older, lower annual mileage cars?
Replies: 55
Views: 2879

Re: Tires for older, lower annual mileage cars?

I recently put cheap tires on my old truck since I did not want tires worth more than the truck itself. 4 tires at $65 each with free shipping. $282 total. See Milestar tires on Amazon. I was leery of buying tires on Amazon but it turned out to be a great deal. Originally I was going to pay more tha...
by greenbldg2
Fri Dec 13, 2019 5:02 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Lodging in Rome
Replies: 30
Views: 2212

Re: Lodging in Rome

I visited Rome in the fall of 2018. I also went with the frugal option in Rome and splurged in other cities in Italy where it was more cost effective (Sorrento, Capri). Frugal option: Hotel Nord Nuova Roma Address: Via Giovanni Amendola, 3, 00185 Roma RM, Italy Why? It is near the train station (Rom...
by greenbldg2
Fri Dec 13, 2019 12:49 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Advice on what to do with an extra car needing a big repair
Replies: 40
Views: 1127

Re: Advice on what to do with an extra car needing a big repair

Go to an independent shop for a quote. $2k for injectors and install? LOL

They are $87 each for part itself.
by greenbldg2
Tue Dec 03, 2019 10:50 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Car question - please help!
Replies: 23
Views: 1815

Re: Car question - please help!

Fill it up once engine has cooled. The standard 50-50 mix. I would also check the ground to see if there is a coolant leak after the car has been driven again. A lot of white smoke in your tailpipe and continued loss of coolant without leak = head gasket. (Mods can move this topic to the correct loc...
by greenbldg2
Mon Nov 25, 2019 3:52 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: New Roof - Covered by Insurance?
Replies: 13
Views: 1784

Re: New Roof - Covered by Insurance?

I would start with a roof quote and have the roofer verify if there is any wind or hail damage from a storm event. Don't pay to have a quote though. Then determine if you want to contact your insurance agent, not first. The roofer will be able to tell you if it has damage and if if significant enoug...
by greenbldg2
Fri Oct 18, 2019 6:57 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Hiring an Interior Decorator
Replies: 25
Views: 2489

Re: Hiring an Interior Decorator

Do not give out your CC information. That is not how the service works.

They should purchase and then request payment from you separately.
by greenbldg2
Fri Oct 18, 2019 6:51 am
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Want to buy a new Tesla 3. Best auto loan rates??
Replies: 16
Views: 1671

Re: Want to buy a new Tesla 3. Best auto loan rates??

Check the latest Tesla auto loan spreadsheet:

bit.ly/TeslaLoans

Also a link to the forum post of the spreadsheet:
https://teslamotorsclub.com/tmc/threads ... ly.127779/
by greenbldg2
Sat Sep 28, 2019 5:20 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Mid-Century Sofa - Quality of Online Brands / Midrange Chains
Replies: 36
Views: 4925

Re: Mid-Century Sofa - Quality of Online Brands / Midrange Chains

Similar look. Half price. Macy's Nari Sofa. I bought an orange one. Not the highest end quality but for the price you can get two! It works similar to other couches. https://www.macys.com/shop/product/nari-89-fabric-tufted-estate-sofa-created-for-macys?ID=4521579&pla_country=US&CAGPSPN=pla&CATARGETI...
by greenbldg2
Mon Feb 11, 2019 4:57 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Where to stay in Naples, Italy and along Amalfi coast
Replies: 36
Views: 2359

Re: Where to stay in Naples, Italy and along Amalfi coast

I also just recently did a trip here in September 2018 and it was perfect. I will also tell you to not stay in Naples. Capri (2 nights) -Definitely get a private boat tour around the island- Giannisboat.com -I stayed at Hotel Canasta -Beware taxi will not take you all the way to your hotel since the...
by greenbldg2
Fri Dec 09, 2016 11:44 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Simple pedometer
Replies: 8
Views: 831

Re: Simple pedometer

Omron HJ-321 style. Cheap and I've been using it for a couple years with no complaints.
by greenbldg2
Thu Oct 20, 2016 11:46 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Cell phone service abroad
Replies: 79
Views: 10052

Re: Cell phone service abroad

Call through Wifi for free. Google Voice # and Hangouts dialer app. You may as well have a free video call the same way. Another option is to call through Facebook messenger if the person on the other end has an account.
by greenbldg2
Mon Oct 03, 2016 4:09 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Advice on hiring an architect
Replies: 31
Views: 3723

Re: Advice on hiring an architect

Architects can be found on the AIA NC or SC websites. This contactor is local to you and seems to have done large homes and a LEED home. http://www.arrowoodconstruction.com/page21/services.html Consider sustainably in your renovation to help with the resale value and marketability. The architect wil...
by greenbldg2
Mon Oct 03, 2016 1:42 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Chimney Help, Please
Replies: 28
Views: 3093

Re: Chimney Help, Please

I would get the mortar fixed in your situation and keep the same open fireplace for wood burning occasionally. Invest elsewhere. Install a SS liner if you are installing a fireplace insert. The SS liners are $600-$800 for the kit (insulated to meet UL rating) so when the install costs $4k they are m...
by greenbldg2
Mon Oct 03, 2016 12:52 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: How to remove house pictures from Zillow after the purchase
Replies: 10
Views: 2316

Re: How to remove house pictures from Zillow after the purchase

Log in as owner, edit listing details, click on an individual photo and the delete option is on the enlarged preview photo.