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by Philliesfan
Sun Jun 11, 2017 10:55 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Bought Seattle Home, Req advice regarding repairs
Replies: 6
Views: 1297

Re: Bought Seattle Home, Req advice regarding repairs

What makes you think you need a structural specialist? Hiring a structural specialist would mostly be for peace of mind. The house itself is set above the street. The basement is at street level and connected to a concrete, two car garage that extends to the front sidewalk. The post that is support...
by Philliesfan
Fri Jun 09, 2017 4:43 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Bought Seattle Home, Req advice regarding repairs
Replies: 6
Views: 1297

Bought Seattle Home, Req advice regarding repairs

Hello Bogleheads, My DW and I just had an offer accepted on a house in Seattle. There was a seller's pre-inspection that brought up some issues. The HVAC ducting to the second floor only goes to the front and rear bedrooms. It does not extend to the middle bedroom or bathroom. In addition the electr...
by Philliesfan
Mon Jul 25, 2016 9:31 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: MEI Voyageur - custom features
Replies: 15
Views: 1092

Re: MEI Voyageur - custom features

When I ran the numbers, I figured the Porter 30 had about 75% of the volume of a standard-size Voyageur. Does that sound about right in your experience?
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75% sounds about right. I would load a picture of both bags side by side, but it doesn't appear I can add pics.
by Philliesfan
Mon Jul 25, 2016 8:52 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: MEI Voyageur - custom features
Replies: 15
Views: 1092

Re: MEI Voyageur - custom features

I own both the MEI Voyageur and the Osprey Porter 30. I like both packs. I have found that the Osprey Porter 30 is enough bag for most of my trips. The MEI Voyageur is a great pack with a lot of space. But, it is probably overkill for most of my travelling. The parallel stay frame and full hip belts...
by Philliesfan
Fri Apr 08, 2016 8:20 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Help with cleaning glass shower doors
Replies: 32
Views: 3359

Re: Help with cleaning glass shower doors

I use the vinegar+ baking soda paste. We also have a squeegee to wipe down the doors after every shower. I considered using the rain-x, but have not made the purchase yet.
by Philliesfan
Mon Aug 17, 2015 11:44 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Carry on luggage
Replies: 99
Views: 15320

Re: Carry on luggage

I should be receiving my MEI Voyageur by UPS this week. It is an old design, but offers some advantages over more modern conversion packs. For example, it has a parallel stay internal aluminum frame with a real hip belt. I wanted a pack that would be comfortable being carried over long distances and...
by Philliesfan
Tue Aug 11, 2015 11:28 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: My 2013 Subaru Foresting is getting only 15 MPG around city. Is this low?
Replies: 55
Views: 6609

Re: My 2013 Subaru Foresting is getting only 15 MPG around city. Is this low?

I own a 2008 forester. 15mpg is on the low side of normal for city driving. A large part of the poor fuel economy is the AWD system. The other problem is the ancient four speed transmission the forester used prior to introduction of the CVT. Unless it is stick the 2013 Forester that the OP owns has...
by Philliesfan
Mon Aug 10, 2015 9:39 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: My 2013 Subaru Foresting is getting only 15 MPG around city. Is this low?
Replies: 55
Views: 6609

Re: My 2013 Subaru Foresting is getting only 15 MPG around city. Is this low?

I own a 2008 forester. 15mpg is on the low side of normal for city driving. A large part of the poor fuel economy is the AWD system. The other problem is the ancient four speed transmission the forester used prior to introduction of the CVT.
by Philliesfan
Thu Nov 06, 2014 12:04 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: PenFed Visa card for Gas program changing, now with a fee.
Replies: 132
Views: 140870

Re: PenFed Visa card for Gas program changing, now with a fe

I am a little confused as to why everyone is referring to the Penfed rewards gas program as 5%. I receive 5 "points" on my gas purchases. Unlike my chase card, 5 "points' does not equal $0.05. The rebate is less than 5% of my gas purchases.
by Philliesfan
Tue Jan 21, 2014 3:20 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What's your dream car?
Replies: 197
Views: 18345

Re: What's your dream car?

I currently own a Porsche Boxster Spyder with a short throw six speed and A/C delete. But if I had to pick a dream car within the parameters, I would also have to go with the Ford GT.
by Philliesfan
Sun Jul 14, 2013 5:50 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Road trip ideas
Replies: 30
Views: 2957

Re: Road trip ideas

This is an excellent website for finding different attractions:

https://roadtrippers.com/welcome?mode=explore

I highly recommend it.
by Philliesfan
Mon Feb 04, 2013 9:40 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: The perfect Boglehead car
Replies: 92
Views: 14369

Re: The perfect Boglehead car

Based on most of your criteria, I would vote for the Volkswagen Jetta Sportwagen TDI.
by Philliesfan
Wed Nov 07, 2012 9:07 am
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Investment Advice - limited/bad 401K options
Replies: 8
Views: 893

Re: Investment Advice - limited/bad 401K options

I was so stuck on opening a taxable account to complement my 401K, that I did not even consider opening up an IRA. I assume placing the total bond market fund within a traditional IRA would give me tax free grown until I begin withrawal of those funds? It certainly makes sense to pay off the car loa...
by Philliesfan
Tue Nov 06, 2012 4:51 pm
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Investment Advice - limited/bad 401K options
Replies: 8
Views: 893

Investment Advice - limited/bad 401K options

Hello Bogleheads, I have been reading this website over the past six months and have read many books recommended on this website. I graduated from residency a few years ago and have been spending time saving money and slowly paying down my school debt. I did get a late start on financing my 401K thi...