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by gutterman
Wed Dec 09, 2020 6:19 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Christmas Tree lights
Replies: 21
Views: 1887

Re: Christmas Tree lights

I bought the tool you describe three years ago to repair my extensive collection of 10 year old light strings. It works well but you have to pay close attention to the directions. It come with about 100 or so spare bulbs but that was not enough for me. I ended up finding more on ebay at a good price...
by gutterman
Mon Oct 26, 2020 7:16 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Simple Gutter Guards Recommendations?
Replies: 9
Views: 1040

Re: Simple Gutter Guards Recommendations?

I installed gutters for many years. The "sponge" type guards seem like a good idea, but usually the petroleum in your roofing shingles waterproofs it after a few months and the water just runs right over them. Learned that the hard way and had to go back to about 50 houses and replace. No ...
by gutterman
Fri Jul 24, 2020 6:09 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Odd Inheritance situation
Replies: 12
Views: 1809

Re: Odd Inheritance situation

I have a neighbor who just moved to Alaska. He took a ferry from Washington state so he did not have to worry with customs.
by gutterman
Sat Jul 18, 2020 6:33 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Optimal dish replacement scheme
Replies: 29
Views: 1944

Re: Optimal dish replacement scheme

My daughter is a potter and makes and sells a range of mugs, plates, bowls, etc. I had her make us a complete set of plates and bowls when she first started her business. If something ever breaks I know where to get some replacements. It is nice using dinnerware that was made by a local crafts perso...
by gutterman
Tue Jul 07, 2020 7:16 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Westjet flight
Replies: 2
Views: 320

Re: Westjet flight

Thanks for the reply. I did see this but it seems to apply to flights that were cancelled, and it does not appear that my flight will be cancelled
by gutterman
Tue Jul 07, 2020 7:01 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Westjet flight
Replies: 2
Views: 320

Westjet flight

I have a flight this Saturday with Westjet from Atlanta to Calgary for a family vacation booked last year. Obviously I am not going because the Canadian border is closed to US citizens. After frequent conversations with Westjet all they will offer me is a travel credit that has to be used in the nex...
by gutterman
Fri May 22, 2020 7:16 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What to look for when buying a table saw?
Replies: 53
Views: 3322

Re: What to look for when buying a table saw?

I have build furniture for over twenty years. Consider a band saw, it is much safer than a table saw. I don't have a table saw in my shop anymore as the band saw can do what the table saw does and more. Changing and setting up a band saw blade can be intimidating at first but with practice it is eas...
by gutterman
Mon Apr 27, 2020 11:20 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: eBay, PayPal, or Mastercard for resolution?
Replies: 12
Views: 572

Re: eBay, PayPal, or Mastercard for resolution?

In your case it sounds like the seller printed the shipping label but he has not shipped it yet. I buy quite a bit on Ebay and have had this happen to me twice. If you go to your purchase history in Ebay you will see your options for asking for a refund. You open a refund/dispute request with Ebay. ...
by gutterman
Mon Mar 30, 2020 8:46 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: New Gutters Now or Later?
Replies: 12
Views: 1053

Re: New Gutters Now or Later?

speaking of roof/gutters, is anyones drip edge flush w/ your fascia on your home? like this? https://i.postimg.cc/mrBT1hh8/tony.jpg or is there a 1/2"-3/4" or so gap between your drip edge and fasica? I installed seamless gutters for many years. Very seldom saw a house where the drip edge...
by gutterman
Mon Dec 02, 2019 7:19 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Monovision contacts?
Replies: 23
Views: 1729

Re: Monovision contacts?

I have been wearing mono vision contacts for about seven years. It is so much better than having to put on reading glasses to read. That said, it took me some time to get accustomed to them. You will be able to read fine print without reading glasses, but you will sacrifice come crystal clear distan...
by gutterman
Fri Jul 05, 2019 11:39 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Blockbuster
Replies: 34
Views: 3519

Re: Blockbuster

My experience is today’s public companies are laser focused on short term profits. At least the one I worked for and the others in that industry. They do not like to invest in new ways of business if it impacts short term profits. So the well run private companies run circles around the public compa...
by gutterman
Mon Mar 25, 2019 3:28 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Ireland & Scotland Do I Need Cash?
Replies: 24
Views: 2198

Re: Ireland & Scotland Do I Need Cash?

I went to Ireland for 2 weeks in 2016 and was surprised at the number of restaurants that were cash only. In some rural areas it was just easier to use cash. I got cash at the airport, and had to get more later. ATM's are easy to find. I switched to Ally Bank when I got home for the next time becaus...
by gutterman
Tue Feb 19, 2019 7:08 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Composite Cedar Siding and Real Cedar Siding Maintenance
Replies: 25
Views: 2660

Re: Composite Cedar Siding and Real Cedar Siding Maintenance

If you do cedar, be sure to have the new cedar sealed/stained/finished before it is installed. Front, back and ends. There are homes built in colonial times with the original cedar still on them, and this is how they did it. The installers hate this because it takes a lot longer to do the job. Also ...
by gutterman
Thu Jan 12, 2017 7:27 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Keeping kitchen knives sharp
Replies: 54
Views: 6894

Re: Keeping kitchen knives sharp

This system works well for me. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bailuQUh2mY I had to use different height blocks of wood to sharpen the existing bevel angle just right for different knives. Using the marker as he does in the video helps figure that out. If that is too confusing, you can just use any ...