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by TLC1957
Mon Jul 02, 2018 4:19 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: bike helmets
Replies: 82
Views: 4588

Re: bike helmets

Not only do I wear my helmet when biking I added this product to provide protection from the sun, works well. It fits on most helmets, very popular in Phoenix.

http://www.dabrim.com/html/products/cycling/classic.htm
by TLC1957
Tue Jun 26, 2018 1:30 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Road trip Pennsylvania,Maryland,and DC
Replies: 97
Views: 5144

Re: Road trip Pennsylvania,Maryland,and DC

Another vote Lititz wife loved the shops, one street several blocks with unusual nice shops and restaurants right off 30 take 501 North can easy spend a few hours here ( plenty of benches for the male in the family to sit on while females shop.....lol).
by TLC1957
Mon Jun 25, 2018 6:26 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Road trip Pennsylvania,Maryland,and DC
Replies: 97
Views: 5144

Re: Road trip Pennsylvania,Maryland,and DC

Thank you. I was not planning on spending time in Amish country,but just wanted to basically drive through.I hate tacky tourist crap. From Route 30 west of Exton make a right turn onto 10 ( Octorara Trail) CVS pharmacy on the corner to 340 (Old Philadelphia Pike) until the intersection of Route 30 ...
by TLC1957
Tue Jun 05, 2018 2:38 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Best insurer? Allstate vs chubb vs AAA or others
Replies: 42
Views: 3245

Re: Best insurer? Allstate vs chubb vs AAA or others

Go with whoever is the cheapest you do not have enough assets to be covered by Chubb they like $1 million plus homes, BMW's and a large vacation home. You are starting out with limited resources so just get what you need now and worry about the other things later in life.
by TLC1957
Sun Jun 03, 2018 10:33 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Tool board for basement - plywood or pegboard?
Replies: 30
Views: 1910

Re: Tool board for basement - plywood or pegboard?

Pegboard

Buy a white 4'x8' sheet of pegboard and 1- 8' x 1 1/2" ferring strip, cut the ferring strips about 3" long and predrill a hole and screw to the stud, attach pegboard to ferring strip. Look at Harbor Freight they have many types of hooks, with 20% off coupon on the net.
by TLC1957
Thu May 03, 2018 2:48 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: One Bathroom in Home Change Bathtub to Only Shower Hurt Resale?.
Replies: 32
Views: 2179

Re: One Bathroom in Home Change Bathtub to Only Shower Hurt Resale?.

Thanks for all that have posted very much appreciated. We are going to replace the tub with a shower since that makes the most sense to us. We had a soaking tub in the house we lived in for 28 years and never used it. As others have said after 20 years the bathroom and kitchen will need updated. We ...
by TLC1957
Thu May 03, 2018 6:10 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: One Bathroom in Home Change Bathtub to Only Shower Hurt Resale?.
Replies: 32
Views: 2179

One Bathroom in Home Change Bathtub to Only Shower Hurt Resale?.

We have a 1928 cottage style home which we retired to in 2015 (downsized from 3500 sq ft to 1200 sq ft) this is our last home for sure we love where we moved to. The bathroom is small and because of the location can not be enlarged .The bathtub is only 4' long and the glazing is in poor condition, t...
by TLC1957
Thu Apr 26, 2018 7:25 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Building/House Plans
Replies: 26
Views: 1761

Re: Building/House Plans

Install an automatic fire sprinkler system in your new home to protect you and your family. Will cost less then your kitchen counter tops if you have a public water supply. I say this as a retire firefighter and fire protection engineer for 36 years who has first hand experience by witnessing many h...
by TLC1957
Wed Apr 25, 2018 3:04 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: New car pickup today.
Replies: 48
Views: 3451

Re: New car pickup today.

Bought a Honda CRV in March and got the high pressure sales pitch for the extended warranty. IMO, this is perhaps the number one thing that makes the car buying experience so unpleasant. You agree to a price for the car and then you are required to sit and talk to a manager so they can try to squee...
by TLC1957
Wed Apr 25, 2018 11:48 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: New car pickup today.
Replies: 48
Views: 3451

Re: New car pickup today.

In November 2017 I purchased a 2017 CRV and purchased a Honda 120k mile 8 year extended warranty for $1110 the dealer wanted $2200 for the same Honda Warranty. The warranty was sold by a Honda dealer in another state, actually found 4 Honda dealers and got quotes from each and went with the cheapest...
by TLC1957
Sun Apr 22, 2018 7:36 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: New retirees: so whatdayathink ?
Replies: 97
Views: 11867

Re: New retirees: so whatdayathink ?

Wife and I both retired in 2015 at 58 after 36 years in corporate America. What I have determined is work is so overrated.....lol. Thank god we both have pensions, we have done a lot of traveling including spending winter in warm places Florida and Arizona. We finally reached our goal of visiting al...
by TLC1957
Sun Apr 15, 2018 5:24 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Costco gas
Replies: 67
Views: 6213

Re: Costco gas

When on vacation we will try to fill up at Costco, our recent 3 week trip to Hawaii we used Costco a lot as well as our 2 month stay in Scottsdale, AZ. But at home we do not because Delaware is 3 miles away which is always cheaper, we drive by the Pa Costco location to buy the DE gas. I noted some o...
by TLC1957
Wed Apr 11, 2018 10:44 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: My 2017 CRV is a victim of the dreaded oil gas-dilution issue
Replies: 314
Views: 48149

Re: My 2017 CRV is a victim of the dreaded oil gas-dilution issue

Here is another option...


HONDA CR-V ENGINE OIL CONTAMINATION
Class Action Defect Investigation by Sauder Schelkopf

https://www.carcomplaints.com/alerts/ss ... tion.shtml

That did not take long :moneybag :dollar :moneybag :oops:
by TLC1957
Fri Mar 30, 2018 2:53 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: HOA Sprinkler Burst: $25,000 fix
Replies: 29
Views: 2880

Re: HOA Sprinkler Burst: $25,000 fix

Yep it is a possible solution IF the heat taped is approved for fire sprinkler systems and tied into your building fire alarm panel AND if all of the pipe is accessible oh I think the limitations on heat trace pipe is a maximum of 2" or 3" pipe. The type of heat tape sold at the hardware store is n...
by TLC1957
Fri Mar 30, 2018 1:06 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: HOA Sprinkler Burst: $25,000 fix
Replies: 29
Views: 2880

Re: HOA Sprinkler Burst: $25,000 fix

Replace all exposed pipes with PEX pipes. Easy. Or wrap the pipes with an electric heat cable. Yeah, somebody will have to remember to turn it on during the cold months. This plus better insulation in the common area. Yep it is a possible solution IF the heat taped is approved for fire sprinkler sy...
by TLC1957
Fri Mar 30, 2018 12:52 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: HOA Sprinkler Burst: $25,000 fix
Replies: 29
Views: 2880

Re: HOA Sprinkler Burst: $25,000 fix

Replace all exposed pipes with PEX pipes. Easy. Sure is IF all the pipe is exposed and easy to get to, unlikely.....Not to mention all the calculations and engineering signed off drawings needed....oh and since this is a a complete tear out you may need to bring this section up to current sprinkler...
by TLC1957
Fri Mar 30, 2018 11:30 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: HOA Sprinkler Burst: $25,000 fix
Replies: 29
Views: 2880

Re: HOA Sprinkler Burst: $25,000 fix

Folks we are discussing something that is very technical and really needs special attention. For all those that suggested antifreeze just note the following below from that code that applies to sprinkler systems....note the "inability for the solution to ignite" this has been a big problem. A fire s...
by TLC1957
Fri Mar 30, 2018 10:53 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: HOA Sprinkler Burst: $25,000 fix
Replies: 29
Views: 2880

Re: HOA Sprinkler Burst: $25,000 fix

My point of view from someone who worked in the insurance industry as a loss prevention engineer for 36 years...call your agent and request they have a loss prevention engineer from your insurance carrier come out and provide suggestions. They deal with this kinda stuff all the time and will know th...
by TLC1957
Fri Mar 30, 2018 4:34 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Auto insurance keeps rising
Replies: 20
Views: 1682

Re: Auto insurance keeps rising

Shop your coverage to other carriers I just did that and saved $850 switching from Liberty Mutual to AAA Insurance. I was with Liberty for 7 years and kept seeing increases for my home , auto and umbrella coverage with no claims. Everything is the same coverage wise with AAA. I got quotes from State...
by TLC1957
Wed Mar 28, 2018 10:03 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: My 2017 CRV is a victim of the dreaded oil gas-dilution issue
Replies: 314
Views: 48149

Re: My 2017 CRV is a victim of the dreaded oil gas-dilution issue

I do not have a problem with gas getting into the oil on my 2017 CRV BUT I monitor the oil level. Today I had the dealer change the oil and filter, when I checked the oil level after the oil change it was above the orange indicator and 1/8" into the metal part of the dip stick. I took the car back t...
by TLC1957
Fri Mar 23, 2018 6:20 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Kidde Recalls Dual Sensor Smoke Alarms Due to Risk of Failure to Alert Consumers to a Fire
Replies: 9
Views: 1288

Re: Kidde Recalls Dual Sensor Smoke Alarms Due to Risk of Failure to Alert Consumers to a Fire

Smoke alarm listing requirements are changing drastically effective May 29, 2020. It is very likely these products will not be able to pass the new requirements. There are other good smoke alarm manufacturers out there. Gentex, based in MI, has never had a recall for their products. They are priced...
by TLC1957
Fri Mar 23, 2018 6:49 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Kidde Recalls Dual Sensor Smoke Alarms Due to Risk of Failure to Alert Consumers to a Fire
Replies: 9
Views: 1288

Re: Kidde Recalls Dual Sensor Smoke Alarms Due to Risk of Failure to Alert Consumers to a Fire

As a Fire Protection professional for an insurance company for 36 years I always recommended the dual sensor smoke detector, it provides the best possible protection to a fire in your home. That is if it is not covered by this recall, please check your detector to determine if you have this type of...
by TLC1957
Thu Mar 22, 2018 12:18 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Kidde Recalls Dual Sensor Smoke Alarms Due to Risk of Failure to Alert Consumers to a Fire
Replies: 9
Views: 1288

Re: Kidde Recalls Dual Sensor Smoke Alarms Due to Risk of Failure to Alert Consumers to a Fire

Some information on this topic and why I recommend a duel detector. https://www.nfpa.org/Public-Education/By-topic/Smoke-alarms/Ionization-vs-photoelectric For best protection, it is recommended both (ionization and photoelectric) technologies be used in homes. In addition to individual ionization a...
by TLC1957
Thu Mar 22, 2018 8:39 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Kidde Recalls Dual Sensor Smoke Alarms Due to Risk of Failure to Alert Consumers to a Fire
Replies: 9
Views: 1288

Kidde Recalls Dual Sensor Smoke Alarms Due to Risk of Failure to Alert Consumers to a Fire

As a Fire Protection professional for an insurance company for 36 years I always recommended the dual sensor smoke detector, it provides the best possible protection to a fire in your home. That is if it is not covered by this recall, please check your detector to determine if you have this type of ...
by TLC1957
Sat Mar 17, 2018 9:13 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Septic Maintenance Routine
Replies: 24
Views: 1736

Re: Septic Maintenance Routine

I find it interesting the folks that have never had the septic system pumped. I lived in a development and both of my neighbors on either side of me when they went to sell the home failed the septic inspection. When talking to them they both told me they never had it pumped, never knew it needed att...
by TLC1957
Fri Mar 16, 2018 12:22 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: My 2017 CRV is a victim of the dreaded oil gas-dilution issue
Replies: 314
Views: 48149

Re: My 2017 CRV is a victim of the dreaded oil gas-dilution issue

Reading the provisions of the Lemon Law in my state, it appears that it can be invoked if 3 or more attempts have been made to repair a "substantial nonconformity", which is defined as: A nonconformity substantially impairs a motor vehicle if the nonconformity renders the motor vehicle unfit, unrel...
by TLC1957
Fri Mar 16, 2018 12:06 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Septic Maintenance Routine
Replies: 24
Views: 1736

Re: Septic Maintenance Routine

Had a septic system for 28 years, installed when I built the home. I had it pumped every 2-3 years, every 2 years when the 2 kids were home and every 3 when they left for college. When I sold the home the septic system passed the home inspection. The cost to pump the 1000 gallon tank was in the $175...
by TLC1957
Wed Mar 14, 2018 5:17 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Need help on car decision: Honda CRV vs luxury car used
Replies: 62
Views: 4741

Re: Need help on car decision: Honda CRV vs luxury car used

Thanks for all the replies. Alot of interesting info to digest. Another option I was looking at, if I go the CRV route, is to buy a new 2017 to save a few bucks. I see the two dealerships close to me have some in stock. From what I understand, the 2017 and 2018 are very similar cars. Anyone have th...
by TLC1957
Tue Mar 13, 2018 4:51 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Need help on car decision: Honda CRV vs luxury car used
Replies: 62
Views: 4741

Re: Need help on car decision: Honda CRV vs luxury car used

Thanks for all the replies. Alot of interesting info to digest. Another option I was looking at, if I go the CRV route, is to buy a new 2017 to save a few bucks. I see the two dealerships close to me have some in stock. From what I understand, the 2017 and 2018 are very similar cars. Anyone have th...
by TLC1957
Mon Mar 12, 2018 5:13 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Need help on car decision: Honda CRV vs luxury car used
Replies: 62
Views: 4741

Re: Need help on car decision: Honda CRV vs luxury car used

I have a 2017 CRV Touring, love it, my 1st SUV after many minivans when the kids were growing up. Yes you can fit 2 bikes in the back if you fold down the back seat and take the tire off. I went with a hitch, UHaul $150 installed and a bike rack for my 2 bikes much easier.
by TLC1957
Sun Feb 25, 2018 10:55 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What vacations or weekend getaways are you taking this summer?
Replies: 24
Views: 1925

Re: What vacations or weekend getaways are you taking this summer?

2018 February and March Scottsdale, AZ August and 1st 2 weeks of September Newfoundland and Prince Edward Island, Canada 2019 ( 40 year wedding anniversary) February and March Scottsdale, AZ June and 2 weeks in July (Turn 62 and will get National Park Pass) National Parks Tour Colorado, Utah, Arizon...
by TLC1957
Sat Feb 24, 2018 9:07 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Knob and Tube rewire cost
Replies: 28
Views: 3085

Re: Knob and Tube rewire cost

Have you tried HomeAdvisor or Angie's List for other quotes? We had electric work done and the quotes were $6K between high and low. I developed a bid package and had all the contractors bid to the same list so I could compare apples to apples, you may want to do the same. Is your attic and basement...
by TLC1957
Tue Feb 20, 2018 12:51 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Jersey shore vacation cost
Replies: 9
Views: 1411

Re: Jersey shore vacation cost

One vacation that stands out in all of our travels was a trip we took a few years ago in late June early July to Glacier and Banff National Park in Canada. We saw so much wildlife we stopped counting bear, elk, moose etc. we have been to Alaska and did not see as much wildlife. All had babies with t...
by TLC1957
Mon Feb 19, 2018 9:08 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Jersey shore vacation cost
Replies: 9
Views: 1411

Re: Jersey shore vacation cost

I get the Jersey shore, but have you taken your kids to see any other part of our beautiful country? I also grew up on the Jersey shore, love Ocean City but it does not compare to say Yellowstone, Denver, Grand Canyon, Chicago, Seattle, Washington DC, Niagara Falls, etc etc. We have taken our two da...
by TLC1957
Fri Jan 26, 2018 5:29 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Your favorite beach vacation destination?
Replies: 64
Views: 5698

Re: Your favorite beach vacation destination?

Prince Edward Island located in Canada is our most favorite beach destination, check out this beach video http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/prince-edward-island/pei-beaches-app-video-guide-1.3668417 Red sand beaches, green lush potato fields, fantastic fresh seafood...lobster, muscles, oysters, warm wat...
by TLC1957
Mon Jan 22, 2018 8:45 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Kauai Travel Tips
Replies: 43
Views: 2596

Re: Kauai Travel Tips

Spent 5 days on Kauai in October.....the chickens drove me nuts :oops: The Place we stayed at had no AC so all the windows were open. They started at 3AM EVERY night needless to say did not sleep well. We also visited Oahu, Hawaii and Maui, Kauai was the worse from a chicken point of view, they were...
by TLC1957
Thu Jan 18, 2018 7:38 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Short Commute or Nicer House?
Replies: 142
Views: 8810

Re: Short Commute or Nicer House?

Go on a field trip, go to option #2 for a week, stay at a hotel and drive to and from work. Make sure you do it when the kids are in school and not during vacation time when traffic is less. Then do option #1 for the same amount of time, then compare....then flip a coin if you still cannot decide......
by TLC1957
Fri Jan 12, 2018 1:21 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: 0W-20 Synthetic Motor Oil
Replies: 58
Views: 7463

Re: 0W-20 Synthetic Motor Oil

FYI
Mobil 1 Full Synthetic Motor Oil 0W-20, $27 plus free shipping for a 6-pack of 1 Quart Bottles at Costco until Sunday.
by TLC1957
Mon Jan 08, 2018 5:29 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Anyone disenchanted with retirement?
Replies: 184
Views: 21575

Re: Anyone disenchanted with retirement?

Retired at 58 because I could when I ran the numbers, that was 2.5 years ago.....work is sooooo over rated...lol

Do not know how I would fit work into the schedule!
by TLC1957
Tue Jan 02, 2018 7:17 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: South Florida visit in early March
Replies: 20
Views: 1619

Re: South Florida visit in early March

I always use TripAdvisor for travel great for things to do, restaurants and logging.

https://www.tripadvisor.com/Attractions ... orida.html
by TLC1957
Sun Dec 31, 2017 1:08 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Honda Care Extended Warranty experience?
Replies: 56
Views: 42217

Re: Honda Care Extended Warranty experience?

Bsmarts, where did you get those prices or buy it from. These are prices I got in late October early November for a 8 yr 120k, I went with Hyannis 0 deductible plan. Very easy all handled via email. College Hills Honda D82$1120, Saccucci Honda D82 $1170, C82 $1065 Hyannis Honda D82 $1110, C82$1005 ...
by TLC1957
Sun Dec 31, 2017 12:47 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Want adequate filter to discharge clothes drier indoors
Replies: 24
Views: 2596

Re: Want adequate filter to discharge clothes drier indoors

I'm sure everyone has thought of this but just in case.... Inside venting should only be considered for ELECTRIC dryers. A GAS dryer (like ours) needs to be vented outside for obvious reasons. Mr Obvious will sign off now. Yep got a gas dryer and do not have one of these https://www.amazon.com/Firs...
by TLC1957
Sat Dec 23, 2017 9:46 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Appointment Calendars from the past
Replies: 28
Views: 2505

Re: Appointment Calendars from the past

In 2015 I retired after 36 years as a loss prevention engineer for an insurance company. I kept every calendar for 36 years, the calendar are the type where you had a page for each day, you can put in your suit jacket. Everyday it lists the name of the company I visited, the person I met with, the t...
by TLC1957
Wed Dec 20, 2017 7:00 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: New Honda CRV is MotorTrend's SUV of the year
Replies: 87
Views: 9299

Re: New Honda CRV is MotorTrend's SUV of the year

Isn't one main point of getting an all wheel drive SUV the fact that you shouldn't have to futz with snow tires? two wheel drive with bald regular tires = bad all wheel drive only = better snow tires only = better all wheel drives and snow tires = best Stay home because you can, RETIRED, when it sn...
by TLC1957
Wed Dec 20, 2017 7:56 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: New Honda CRV is MotorTrend's SUV of the year
Replies: 87
Views: 9299

Re: New Honda CRV is MotorTrend's SUV of the year

CRV of the year - What a joke!!! Car is underpowered. Ride is rough. Console and legroom is tight. The touchscreen, especially the mapping, is worse than horrible. YMMV Did you test drive the vehicle? I went to 4 dealers and test drove on all kinds of road surfaces. You would think IF the car is un...
by TLC1957
Tue Dec 19, 2017 8:41 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: New Honda CRV is MotorTrend's SUV of the year
Replies: 87
Views: 9299

Re: New Honda CRV is MotorTrend's SUV of the year

The CR-V is certainly capable and inoffensive but it's not a stand-out class-leader, imo. The article is pretty convincing that it is THE class leader. It seems like Honda really nailed this one! 37 SUVs - 11 judges, all car guys. Evaluated in 6 categories: 1. Advancement in Design "The CR-V is mer...
by TLC1957
Thu Dec 14, 2017 2:22 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: How to find a good realtor that negotiates well
Replies: 21
Views: 1702

Re: How to find a good realtor that negotiates well

Whatever you do interview at least 3 realtors and ask what they would list your home for. We asked a realtor who sold a lot of homes and had a great reputation.She suggest to price our home $75K less than what it actually sold for. She would low ball the house for a quick sale to get her numbers of ...
by TLC1957
Sat Dec 09, 2017 3:27 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What MPG App Do You Use To Track Fuel Usage ?
Replies: 61
Views: 3112

Re: What MPG App Do You Use To Track Fuel Usage ?

Thanks for the replies. I just downloaded Fuelly and I think it will work well. For 36 years I drove a company car and could care less about MPG. I retired in 2015 and finally got around to buying my first new car for me! So I am interested in how my 2017 Honda CRV with a 4 cylinder turbo will get o...
by TLC1957
Sat Dec 09, 2017 8:52 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What MPG App Do You Use To Track Fuel Usage ?
Replies: 61
Views: 3112

What MPG App Do You Use To Track Fuel Usage ?

What app do you use to track your mpg on your vehicle? Looking for something that can track the mpg, is free and does NOT track my location. Many I have reviewed track where you travel. Too big brother for me not to mention killing my iPhone battery and monthly internet usage. Currently just recordi...
by TLC1957
Tue Dec 05, 2017 8:50 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Dad Needs Help Buying Wedding Liquor
Replies: 76
Views: 8643

Re: Dad Needs Help Buying Wedding Liquor

Wow thanks for the suggestions very helpful. A few answers to questions... 110-125 folks to attend the wedding I just purchased a $2 million liquor liability policy( spent 36 years in insurance loss prevention), most will be staying in hotels within a few blocks of the facility. Bartenders will be u...