Search found 19 matches

by Helios
Wed Nov 11, 2020 1:31 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Items that are worth the money for the quality
Replies: 483
Views: 38412

Re: Items that are worth the money for the quality

Many already mentioned, add these:
itailor.com
Exofficio clothing
Greenlight laser therapy
Xterra treadmills
Blue Driver
Teva sandals
Purple mattress
Stressless chairs
Glock
by Helios
Wed Nov 11, 2020 12:42 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Examples of Low Tech Improving Your Life
Replies: 216
Views: 19310

Re: Examples of Low Tech Improving Your Life

Safety Razor users. Dont throw away your blades. When you think they are dull, take a bottle cork and stroke the blades through a few times. It deburrs the blades and restores them. Shaving cream. I have used most types/brands. Always return to and use Lab Series shaving cream. Pricey but quality.
by Helios
Sat Oct 24, 2020 10:53 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: septic tanks replacement
Replies: 48
Views: 3338

Re: septic tanks replacement

Since you havent mentioned any backup into the house, the cement tank is working. You have had a recent pump out, ( had mine pumped out after 15 yrs, as I got nervous, was NOT needed!) Take any of the cap off suggestions and relax. My tank was deeper and harder to find access hole, so I took a short...
by Helios
Fri Oct 23, 2020 6:40 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Got Samsclub membership -- give me your best tips!
Replies: 50
Views: 4065

Re: Got Samsclub membership -- give me your best tips!

Regular Sams member. We order items from their app, schedule a pickup time, drive up to select area, checkin via app. Then staff bring out shopped items and load in our car. Excellent Covid solution to not going into store. We found that the same items were often repeat purchases. App knows this and...
by Helios
Fri Oct 23, 2020 12:24 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Convince us to buy our first luxury car!
Replies: 193
Views: 10693

Re: Convince us to buy our first luxury car!

Whatever you do, dont buy a new Toyota Avalon. The reliability and the comfortable ride will turn you against buying anything fancier.
You will begin to realize spending more money and time in the shop are wasted.
by Helios
Wed Oct 07, 2020 8:18 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: I have a squirrel chewing on my coaxial cable if I put it in a metal conduit will it hurt the tv antenna signal any?
Replies: 25
Views: 1281

Re: I have a squirrel chewing on my coaxial cable if I put it in a metal conduit will it hurt the tv antenna signal any?

Had a problem in a mountain cabin that I had. Shared cable with another cabin. Critters were curious and chewy. Cheap garden hose was a great cover.
by Helios
Sun Sep 20, 2020 9:31 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Quiet treadmill for apartment
Replies: 6
Views: 749

Re: Quiet treadmill for apartment

Xterra models, not the cheapest, but good value and quiet.
by Helios
Sun Aug 30, 2020 6:21 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: replacement car key and fob
Replies: 23
Views: 1585

Re: replacement car key and fob

Slick dealer is correct about ebay. I have used it to get a deep discount fob.
Easy to sync with car.
by Helios
Fri Aug 21, 2020 7:31 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: single women retirement suggestions
Replies: 62
Views: 5438

Re: single women retirement suggestions

Singapore was mentioned, and would an ideal spot. Low on crime and corruption. English everywhere, lots to do.
You owe it to yourself to visit there.
by Helios
Tue Jul 28, 2020 3:00 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Help me hook up my washing machine to my shower arm
Replies: 15
Views: 1278

Re: Help me hook up my washing machine to my shower arm

OP can do this with pipe thread to garden hose fittings.
Just remember to never switch on spin while sitting your new "hot tub"!!
by Helios
Tue Jul 28, 2020 1:31 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Help me hook up my washing machine to my shower arm
Replies: 15
Views: 1278

Re: Help me hook up my washing machine to my shower arm

Expensive connection. Shower pipe is threaded in what is called
"Pipe thread". Buy a "pipe thread to garden hose thread" connection, buy a 50 ft garden hose.
Stand back!!
by Helios
Sun Jul 19, 2020 4:17 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Leather seat covers for 2012 ES350
Replies: 14
Views: 911

Re: Leather seat covers for 2012 ES350

Upholstery shops can replace parts of any item. Perhaps only certain panels in the seats need replacement, thus saving $$'s.
by Helios
Sat May 23, 2020 10:49 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Should I go to grad school?
Replies: 24
Views: 1743

Re: Should I go to grad school?

Enroll in one class and let it be known around the office.
by Helios
Mon May 18, 2020 3:07 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What kind of sunglasses?
Replies: 107
Views: 6763

Re: What kind of sunglasses?

Serengeti Sunglasses
by Helios
Tue Apr 21, 2020 3:59 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: If you had to buy one new car which of these three would you buy Corolla, Camry or Prius? You only have these three to
Replies: 131
Views: 6647

Re: If you had to buy one new car which of these three would you buy Corolla, Camry or Prius? You only have these three

Drove many new corollas, many years, cannot go wrong. You see them around the world with 450-500 thousand miles on them.
Later I skipped over Camry to Avalon. Same setup as some lexus models.
I don't look back often, but the cash And misery saved by toyota models is priceless.
by Helios
Sun Feb 02, 2020 9:15 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: [Books that changed your life]
Replies: 577
Views: 62609

Re: Books that changed your life

Your Money or Your Life by Joe Dominguez

Rather unorthodox but encouraging. I corresponded with Joe a lot. He was preaching a lean early retire. I passed that and pressed for a fat retire. Cost me 2.5 years but worrh it!
by Helios
Thu Nov 28, 2019 10:51 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Kitchen knife set. Good quality - Recommendations
Replies: 87
Views: 13824

Re: Kitchen knife set. Good quality - Recommendations

Wife is retired home ec teacher. We have owned about every type of knife known. We eat vegetarian.
Couple of years ago discovered victorox swiss army kitchen knives at amazon. Best yet, singles or set.
Best part...most economical knives bot.
by Helios
Mon Nov 25, 2019 8:54 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Found hidden safe, should we crack?
Replies: 353
Views: 97912

Re: Found hidden safe, should we crack?

Read this years ago. Guy buys a large safe at govt auction. Hauled into his garage. Looks it over back has a metal plate with screws. Inside the plate opening were a few un connected wires. He thinks, hmm maybe this will open it. He twists the wires together, an incredibly loud siren goes off!?? He ...