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by Muddytyres
Tue Oct 01, 2019 8:52 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What work to expect in an hour from construction
Replies: 14
Views: 1489

Re: What work to expect in an hour from construction

No real 'contract' was signed on this particular job, in this area- that is what is expected. The remodel jobs here often end up extensive due to the poor construction (I really didn't think this house was one of those- but too late now) and NO ONE will 'bid' jobs. I am going to talk to him tomorrow...
by Muddytyres
Tue Oct 01, 2019 8:19 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What work to expect in an hour from construction
Replies: 14
Views: 1489

What work to expect in an hour from construction

I posted this on FHB forums and no one is commenting so I'll ask my fellow attempted frugals: What should I expect from my construction crew? My money pit is really turning into a money pit. My contractor charges by person per hour for their services. My neighbors stopped by my house a few times tod...
by Muddytyres
Mon Sep 02, 2019 6:26 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Any experience with EBB to minisplits upgrade? [Electric BaseBoard]
Replies: 2
Views: 215

Any experience with EBB to minisplits upgrade? [Electric BaseBoard]

We’re planning to upgrade the HVAC in our new to us money pit from electric baseboard to minisplits. Has anyone done this? What were your savings? Any advice? The system estimates are 15k for everything but the basement to 72k (not using that one! Trying to settle between the 36k entire house or the...
by Muddytyres
Sat May 25, 2019 11:05 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Best small AWD to 'drive into the ground'
Replies: 87
Views: 6903

Re: Best small AWD to 'drive into the ground'

I live in West Virginia. My daily drive to work from my farm is 29 miles with some being curvy rural and 25 being highway (which gets super hinky in the winter). I ski and mtn bike so we chase the snow (heck yeah-24”- I’m in!!!) and drive on really bad roads. Toyota Highlander WENT great in the snow...
by Muddytyres
Wed May 22, 2019 5:32 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Best small AWD to 'drive into the ground'
Replies: 87
Views: 6903

Best small AWD to 'drive into the ground'

I'm looking for which good winter handling awd I can drive 'into the ground' with the longest life/least maintenance and best gas mileage (holy grail). My son's 2012 outback was just hit and totaled at college and I'm trying to decide what to either replace it with or get myself another car and give...
by Muddytyres
Mon Feb 11, 2019 6:56 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Experience with Passive building?
Replies: 9
Views: 1174

Experience with Passive building?

We live in a 4 season very humid climate and are planning on building. Does anyone have experience with passive buildings/ performance building? Suggested heating/cooling? House will be 1700-2000 plus basement and garage.
THANKS!
by Muddytyres
Mon Feb 11, 2019 6:53 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: On demand electric water heater
Replies: 34
Views: 2145

Re: On demand electric water heater

To clarify- my current unit has thrown the breaker a few times recently (we come back and it's off). It's been pretty random of when it happens and I am worried it is going to fail.
by Muddytyres
Sun Feb 10, 2019 6:48 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: On demand electric water heater
Replies: 34
Views: 2145

On demand electric water heater

We are thinking of replacing the standard electric water heater in our second (we are there on average 3-4 days a week) home with a tankless electric water heater. Has anyone had experience with them? The current tank is actually not large enough to fill the spa tub to above the jets (how crazy is t...