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by Ykcor
Fri Apr 23, 2021 8:55 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Cell phone towers: Any health issues living near?
Replies: 17
Views: 813

Cell phone towers: Any health issues living near?

My daughter looking to buy a small home in a newly developed neighborhood. However, there is a fake tree looking cell phone tower approximately 150 yards from the home that she likes. I know the American Cancer Society has said there is no evidence that these cause cancer but that don't necessarily ...
by Ykcor
Thu Apr 15, 2021 8:16 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Any Acura TLX or RDX owners?
Replies: 27
Views: 1502

Re: Any Acura TLX or RDX owners?

I have a 2013 RDX. It is a great vehicle. My only complaint is that Acura used to have a timing chain instead of a timing belt as regular Honda have. Now they have the belt which has to be replaced at 100K miles at a cost of 800-1200 bucks.
by Ykcor
Tue Apr 13, 2021 7:08 am
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Buying a townhouse (second home) what are the buyer's costs....
Replies: 3
Views: 529

Re: Buying a townhouse (second home) what are the buyer's costs....

Does it make sense to "buy" points on the mortgage? Is Lending Tree a reasonable place to start with finding a mortgage loan?
by Ykcor
Mon Apr 12, 2021 7:41 am
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Buying a townhouse (second home) what are the buyer's costs....
Replies: 3
Views: 529

Buying a townhouse (second home) what are the buyer's costs....

....other than the purchase price. Which costs are negotiable? Doubt would be any advantage to a purely cash purchase with interest still very low.It has been 20+ years since I purchased a house.
by Ykcor
Fri Apr 09, 2021 8:29 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Talk me out of DIY Yard drain project.....
Replies: 37
Views: 3047

Re: Talk me out of DIY Yard drain project.....

OP what was the last big DIY project you did? Edit: $2400 seems pretty reasonable. I agree with the comments above, unless you are doing this for fun.... Three or four years ago I put in a trench drain at my daughter's house as water was coming down a hillside and standing on her patio. Had to rent...
by Ykcor
Fri Apr 09, 2021 8:17 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Talk me out of DIY Yard drain project.....
Replies: 37
Views: 3047

Re: Talk me out of DIY Yard drain project.....

Just do it. We once bought a house with yard drainage problems, didn't discover this until the first heavy rain. - Took about 1' of dirt off the whole yard since it was above the level of our house. About 10 truckloads, each $250. - Dug about 3' deep and installed "french drains" complete...
by Ykcor
Fri Apr 09, 2021 8:12 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Talk me out of DIY Yard drain project.....
Replies: 37
Views: 3047

Re: Talk me out of DIY Yard drain project.....

crefwatch wrote: Thu Apr 08, 2021 6:15 am Does the ground freeze in your area? My self install 4” PVC sch 40 has risen.
Seldom temp ever gets in teens Fahrenheit. It had been years since ground froze.
by Ykcor
Fri Apr 09, 2021 8:10 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Talk me out of DIY Yard drain project.....
Replies: 37
Views: 3047

Re: Talk me out of DIY Yard drain project.....

forgeblast wrote: Thu Apr 08, 2021 6:43 am always over engineer water. If four is recommended go with 6 or 8, 100 year floods and rain events are more common. Anytime we did water mitigation work (when i was working part time with a landscaper) we made it larger then it needed to be.
Agree
by Ykcor
Fri Apr 09, 2021 8:08 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Talk me out of DIY Yard drain project.....
Replies: 37
Views: 3047

Re: Talk me out of DIY Yard drain project.....

I've used the rental ditch digger. They are great. They will go through roots, and lift out big rocks. But they pulverize the soil and lawn, and it's quite a bit of work to get all the dirt back in the trench when you're done. I think I trenched over 1200 feet for a sprinkler system, it only took a...
by Ykcor
Mon Apr 05, 2021 10:12 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Talk me out of DIY Yard drain project.....
Replies: 37
Views: 3047

Re: Talk me out of DIY Yard drain project.....

regularguy455 wrote: Mon Apr 05, 2021 9:25 pm Wife said no so I think you have your answer
You may be right. I love my wife, but hate it when she says "I told you so".
by Ykcor
Mon Apr 05, 2021 8:50 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Talk me out of DIY Yard drain project.....
Replies: 37
Views: 3047

Talk me out of DIY Yard drain project.....

My driveway has a swale and collects water when it rains. I want to put a 12-18 inch catch basin at edge and run 130 feet of 6" smooth pvc pipe across front lawn to woods. This will go under the brick sidewalk from house to mailbox. I got two bids for project from local landscape companies, one...
by Ykcor
Wed Feb 17, 2021 8:09 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Bird watchers – what birds are you seeing?
Replies: 1195
Views: 56307

Re: Bird watchers – what birds are you seeing?

BTW, blackbirds and redwing blackbirds have taken over my bird feeders. The only bird that will challenge these rascals are the mockingbird. Anyone know how to get rid of these birds without shooting with a BB gun?
by Ykcor
Wed Feb 17, 2021 8:03 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Bird watchers – what birds are you seeing?
Replies: 1195
Views: 56307

Re: Bird watchers – what birds are you seeing?

Aside from the usuals, wood ducks showed up in the creek a couple of days ago as did some lesser yellow-legs. Flock of cedar waxwings in a tree today. Barred owl sounded off while I was out for a walk today. Hope you don't have a lot of holly bushes loaded with berries. Those cedar waxwings will ea...
by Ykcor
Sat Jan 16, 2021 12:03 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: How to deter rodent from chewing wires in car
Replies: 50
Views: 3843

Re: How to deter rodent from chewing wires in car

I think I read somewhere that some auto companies used a plant based substrate like soybeans to manufacture the wire covering instead of petroleum based covering. This was an effort to be environmentally friendlier. I saw this on the internet so it has to me true. lol
by Ykcor
Sat Jan 16, 2021 11:57 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Anyone here have Xfinity Streaming....
Replies: 33
Views: 2089

Re: Anyone here have Xfinity Streaming....

UPDATE on a frustrating saga with live streaming with Comcast: 1) Currently have Comcast internet plan $50/mo./200mbps. This has a 1.2 Tb cap which working a lot from home occasionally run over plus YouTubeTV $64/mo. 2) YouTubeTV dropped Tennis Channel which is a must have in our household. 3) Xfin...
by Ykcor
Sat Jan 16, 2021 11:54 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Anyone here have Xfinity Streaming....
Replies: 33
Views: 2089

Re: Anyone here have Xfinity Streaming....

I got Xfinity streaming working on our Samsung Q80T TV. It took a bit of doing: 1. Call Samsung to figure out why the Xfinity Streaming app wouldn't install. Secret: You have to "reset" the TV. Not just power on/off, but press and hold power for 10 seconds. Then the app installed. 2. Long...
by Ykcor
Sat Jan 16, 2021 10:39 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: going from plasma TV to non-plasma TV experience
Replies: 19
Views: 1492

Re: going from plasma TV to non-plasma TV experience

I have 2 plasmas, holding out a few iterations past QD-OLED/QNED, I think that's when the 2nd OLED issue is going to be finally solved (QDEL 3 layer model), from what I've been following. Not that I really care, I've kind of weeded myself off TV over the last 10 years, and movies have really gone d...
by Ykcor
Sat Jan 16, 2021 10:36 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Anyone here have Xfinity Streaming....
Replies: 33
Views: 2089

Re: Anyone here have Xfinity Streaming....

UPDATE on a frustrating saga with live streaming with Comcast: 1) Currently have Comcast internet plan $50/mo./200mbps. This has a 1.2 Tb cap which working a lot from home occasionally run over plus YouTubeTV $64/mo. 2) YouTubeTV dropped Tennis Channel which is a must have in our household. 3) Xfini...
by Ykcor
Fri Jan 15, 2021 12:10 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Anyone here have Xfinity Streaming....
Replies: 33
Views: 2089

Re: Anyone here have Xfinity Streaming....

OP, Did you have any specific questions? I am using Xfinity for live TV without using any Xfinity equipment. I have done this for about a year this time. Have bounced around with different live streaming services, or sometimes none at all, depending on my needs and the deals being offered for the l...
by Ykcor
Thu Jan 14, 2021 10:31 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Anyone here have Xfinity Streaming....
Replies: 33
Views: 2089

Re: Anyone here have Xfinity Streaming....

OP, Did you have any specific questions? I am using Xfinity for live TV without using any Xfinity equipment. I have done this for about a year this time. Have bounced around with different live streaming services, or sometimes none at all, depending on my needs and the deals being offered for the l...
by Ykcor
Thu Jan 14, 2021 10:15 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Anyone here have Xfinity Streaming....
Replies: 33
Views: 2089

Re: Anyone here have Xfinity Streaming....

Curious what you mean by “Xfinity Streaming”? They don’t have an in house streaming service advertised other than peacock but you can stream x1 as an option I think. X1 is basically full service cable. So you get the intro rate and then 1-2 years later it goes up 40-50% in price and you pay a ton o...
by Ykcor
Thu Jan 14, 2021 10:06 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Anyone here have Xfinity Streaming....
Replies: 33
Views: 2089

Re: Anyone here have Xfinity Streaming....

In some locations Comcast (Xfinity) has begun metering data with a 1.2TB cap and then additional charges for each additional 50MB....Just be aware.... Yes, they do that here. I have Comcast cable now with YouTube TV and a couple times I have exceeded. They give you a couple mulligan overage months ...
by Ykcor
Thu Jan 14, 2021 10:00 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Anyone here have Xfinity Streaming....
Replies: 33
Views: 2089

Re: Anyone here have Xfinity Streaming....

How many concurrent TVs and online users do you have? I don't have Xfinity, but 200mbps should be more than enough unless you have a lot. I have ATT TV (streamed through Internet) with 50 mbps, and it works fine. Their ads say I only need 8 mbps (1 TV) Two TVs, Two IPads, one desktop, one laptop, t...
by Ykcor
Wed Jan 13, 2021 6:36 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What is so special about the Toyota Tacoma?
Replies: 97
Views: 10655

Re: What is so special about the Toyota Tacoma?

Surprised no one has mentioned Honda RIDGELINE. I've owned a 2009 Ridgeline for last 7 years. Love it. It's a truck for a guy who really doesn't need a truck! Comfortable, quiet, nice ride on a Pilot frame; decent mileage, and good Honda quality. Mine has 98,000 miles with no mechanical issues othe...
by Ykcor
Wed Jan 13, 2021 6:32 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Anyone here have Xfinity Streaming....
Replies: 33
Views: 2089

Anyone here have Xfinity Streaming....

Looking to drop YouTube TV. Can get Xfinity (Comcast) streaming, sans cable boxes, plus 200 mbps internet for $80 plus taxes. This will save me $15 per month plus get beloved Tennis Channel which YTTV dropped. So does anyone have any experience with this service. The lady I talked with per phone was...
by Ykcor
Thu Jan 07, 2021 9:06 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Are plasma TV's gone forever?
Replies: 117
Views: 17746

Re: Are plasma TV's gone forever?

Still have a 55 inch Samsung plasma. Only watch special events. Best TV I've ever owned, but haven't gone Oled yet as prices come down every year.
by Ykcor
Thu Jan 07, 2021 9:02 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Are plasma TV's gone forever?
Replies: 117
Views: 17746

Re: Are plasma TV's gone forever?

angelescrest wrote: Thu Nov 30, 2017 9:13 pm I bought the last model imported to America three years ago, roughly.
If it was imported roughly, was it damaged? :wink:
by Ykcor
Sat Dec 26, 2020 2:30 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Treadmill
Replies: 39
Views: 2648

Re: Treadmill

Sole F80 (factory info on this) https://www.soletreadmills.com/treadmills/f80-sole-treadmill Absorbs 50+ percent of the impact/shock of foot strike when walking so easier on the spine and joints, etc. Ordered this in January, they were backordered, then delivery was suspended, then cancelled. Reord...
by Ykcor
Fri Dec 25, 2020 9:26 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Shade Tree Auto mechanics: couple questions....
Replies: 38
Views: 3093

Re: Shade Tree Auto mechanics: couple questions....

If you dump both vehicles in favor of a Tacoma, you should consider leasing instead of buying. Tacoma leases--with the possible exception of the top TRD Pro trim--are stupid cheap (like <$230/mo with nothing down on a TRD Sport/Offroad trim) through multiple brokers. It would take 15-16 years of pa...
by Ykcor
Fri Dec 25, 2020 5:12 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Shade Tree Auto mechanics: couple questions....
Replies: 38
Views: 3093

Re: Shade Tree Auto mechanics: couple questions....

Lucas makes stop leak. Guaranteed to work or your money back. Did you recently fill it? I overfilled my Ranger causing a leak but it looks to have stopped after finding its own level. I’m probably going the stop leak route if I notice a leak again. Yes I tried the Lucas stop leak. At one time only ...
by Ykcor
Fri Dec 25, 2020 4:35 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Shade Tree Auto mechanics: couple questions....
Replies: 38
Views: 3093

Re: Shade Tree Auto mechanics: couple questions....

What does a new rack and pinion cost from Honda/Acura? Is that the $385 you mentioned, or is that a "new" Chinese one? I would be very wary of buying a part like that unless it was OEM. Many Honda/Acura dealers sell OEM factory parts for large discounts on Ebay, I would pay a few hundred ...
by Ykcor
Fri Dec 25, 2020 4:33 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Shade Tree Auto mechanics: couple questions....
Replies: 38
Views: 3093

Re: Shade Tree Auto mechanics: couple questions....

What does a new rack and pinion cost from Honda/Acura? Is that the $385 you mentioned, or is that a "new" Chinese one? I would be very wary of buying a part like that unless it was OEM. Many Honda/Acura dealers sell OEM factory parts for large discounts on Ebay, I would pay a few hundred ...
by Ykcor
Thu Dec 24, 2020 3:25 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Shade Tree Auto mechanics: couple questions....
Replies: 38
Views: 3093

Re: Shade Tree Auto mechanics: couple questions....

Thanks All. I think I will just get a new pickup. I absolutely hate dealing with the salespeople. The running back and forth to get opinion of sales manager etc the add ones etc. I just want to write a check for the lowest possible price and drive away with my new car. Is there a site on internet w...
by Ykcor
Wed Dec 23, 2020 5:58 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Shade Tree Auto mechanics: couple questions....
Replies: 38
Views: 3093

Re: Shade Tree Auto mechanics: couple questions....

Thanks All. I think I will just get a new pickup. I absolutely hate dealing with the salespeople. The running back and forth to get opinion of sales manager etc the add ones etc. I just want to write a check for the lowest possible price and drive away with my new car. Is there a site on internet w...
by Ykcor
Wed Dec 23, 2020 5:57 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: New Vehicle Shopping - SUV or Hybrid, suggestions appreciated
Replies: 65
Views: 5149

Re: New Vehicle Shopping - SUV or Hybrid, suggestions appreciated

for a *midsize* - Honda Pilot, Toyota Highlander will both be 200k with nothing but oilchange cars. Toyota has a hybrid Hylander but the extra cost is steep for a minor fuel economy gain. Actually more than minor fuel economy gain. However, the new Highlander is a four cylinder and suffers like of ...
by Ykcor
Wed Dec 23, 2020 5:44 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Favorite youtube channels?
Replies: 111
Views: 12689

Re: Favorite youtube channels?

It was Tennis Channel until they dropped it :annoyed
by Ykcor
Wed Dec 23, 2020 5:40 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Shade Tree Auto mechanics: couple questions....
Replies: 38
Views: 3093

Re: Shade Tree Auto mechanics: couple questions....

Thanks All. I think I will just get a new pickup. I absolutely hate dealing with the salespeople. The running back and forth to get opinion of sales manager etc the add ones etc. I just want to write a check for the lowest possible price and drive away with my new car. Is there a site on internet wh...
by Ykcor
Wed Dec 23, 2020 12:59 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Shade Tree Auto mechanics: couple questions....
Replies: 38
Views: 3093

Shade Tree Auto mechanics: couple questions....

I have a 2004 Acura TSX that has a rack and pinion that has to be replaced (leaking PS fluid). I can get a rebuilt one for $227.22 plus $200 deposit until I return the old rack and pinion. Or I can get a new off market rack and pinion for $385.65. Both with free shipping, though I can't determine if...
by Ykcor
Sun Dec 13, 2020 10:45 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: YouTube TV just dropped Tennis Channel...
Replies: 50
Views: 4068

Re: YouTube TV just dropped Tennis Channel...

One thing I do like about YTTV is my daughter, who lives in a different state, can tag on to my account for free. Not sure if can do with any of the other streaming services.
by Ykcor
Wed Dec 02, 2020 9:36 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: YouTube TV just dropped Tennis Channel...
Replies: 50
Views: 4068

Re: YouTube TV just dropped Tennis Channel...

Thanks. Honestly I don’t know what has happened to the sport of Tennis over the years. Conners, McEnroe, Agassi, Chan, Borg, Williams sisters, and so many more. Now I am not sure of any pros. Many many tennis courts around us in parks and even the schools are gone. Replaced by other sports and beli...
by Ykcor
Tue Dec 01, 2020 11:17 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: YouTube TV just dropped Tennis Channel...
Replies: 50
Views: 4068

Re: YouTube TV just dropped Tennis Channel...

DW is a dedicated tennis fan, and I have to listen to some of those players grunting as they hit the ball all the time. The problem is that ESPN has a contract with someone in the tennis world that gives them exclusive rights to broadcast the finals of the majors and the ATP 1000 events. So, you ne...
by Ykcor
Mon Nov 30, 2020 9:59 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: YouTube TV just dropped Tennis Channel...
Replies: 50
Views: 4068

Re: YouTube TV just dropped Tennis Channel...

I may wait for now as there are no current tennis tournaments happening and looks like the Australian Open is going to be pushed back.
by Ykcor
Mon Nov 30, 2020 9:56 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: YouTube TV just dropped Tennis Channel...
Replies: 50
Views: 4068

Re: YouTube TV just dropped Tennis Channel...

Tennis Channel is one of two channels that are a must for me. I ended up with Spectrum 200 because I wanted tennis channel. I am overpaying because of that. To answer your question, why not pay for the tennis channel plus streaming service itself? Unfortunately, not cheap. $10/month. When I was que...
by Ykcor
Mon Nov 30, 2020 9:53 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Gift for departing physician
Replies: 47
Views: 3990

Re: Gift for departing physician

I am a family doctor in a rural area for 38'years and the best gift that I ever got was from an impoverished elderly lady who took my hand as she was leaving and said "Doc, I'm praying for you."
So something from the heart like a note Or non-monetary gift is the best.
by Ykcor
Mon Nov 30, 2020 9:35 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: YouTube TV just dropped Tennis Channel...
Replies: 50
Views: 4068

YouTube TV just dropped Tennis Channel...

One of the few channels we watched on TV. Don't want to go back to UVerse and Comcast doesn't offer TC in our locale. Don't want a dish. Any of the other streaming services offer Tennis Channel at a reasonable rate?
Thanks in advance.
by Ykcor
Sun Nov 22, 2020 10:12 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Theft of catalytic converter ("autocatalyst") ?
Replies: 64
Views: 4407

Re: Theft of catalytic converter ("autocatalyst") ?

This seems like the exact reason for car insurance. How could you possibly protect against this? And frankly, why should you? The last thing I want to spend mental energy on is worrying about people stealing parts off my car. You know you have a deductible with your insurance? Plus the hassle of ge...
by Ykcor
Tue Nov 17, 2020 8:55 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Recommendation for most realistic artifical Christmas tree
Replies: 17
Views: 985

Re: Recommendation for most realistic artifical Christmas tree

We've had a Balsam Hill for several years. It is heavy and takes up a lot of space in two large bags in basement. It is prelight and none of lights have gone out. After my wife fluffs it out it looks natural. It has been a good investment. DW changes the theme every year from gold to silver to red t...
by Ykcor
Mon Nov 16, 2020 11:53 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Replacing dishwasher...
Replies: 28
Views: 1646

Re: Replacing dishwasher...

Well I guess it looks like Bosch. I miss the old days when Sears had their own service vehicles and Kenmore was a reliable model.
by Ykcor
Mon Nov 16, 2020 8:40 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Replacing dishwasher...
Replies: 28
Views: 1646

Replacing dishwasher...

Present KitchenAid has been a dud. Consumer Reports loves Bosch but their ratings are not good. Consumers love Miele but no retailer of Miele dishwashers in my town and I’m not going to pay $2K for a Thermador. Any good or bad experiences with dishwashers?
by Ykcor
Tue Nov 10, 2020 11:07 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Found hidden safe, should we crack?
Replies: 353
Views: 100396

Re: Found hidden safe, should we crack?

There just might be a T206 Honus Wagner card in there?