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PlyGem Windows and other such questions - Sigma
Anybody had PlyGem windows installed recently and care to comment on quality? Any brands to stay away from? Are quality vinyl windows an acceptable option over aluminum clad or aluminum extruded?...
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Stock alerts - Sigma
I'd like one place to get alerts on a set of companies. Mainly press releases. Anybody use any services you like? I'm using Twitter now, and it's ok. Anything tied to Gmail is out because of work filters. ...
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To Granite or not to Granite.... - Sigma
Getting ready for a big remodel. Are granite countertops still considered desirable or have we moved on to something else?...
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Jump starting car - reversed cables - Sigma
I was trying to jump off a car with a dead battery. I hooked up the cables on this battery, then on the battery in my car. The last cable I connected was the black to the good battery, and it sparked a bit more than normal. So I tried to start the car with the good battery and it won't turn over...
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Birmingham Bowl game plan - Sigma
Since we're at about an 80% chance of rain at The Football Capital of the South on Wednesday, what are we expecting? I think about 30 carries for Robinson and about 15 carries for Barber should get the W, with White getting 100% of the non-wildcat snaps. ...
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Electrical and plumbing costs in new construction - Sigma
We have bids out with a couple of builders and I'm getting the feeling we'll have to start finding ways to cut some costs. Doing electrical and plumbing ourselves are possibilities. For those of you who have built the average 2500-3000 sq ft house (4 BR/3 Ba; $300k or so), what did you pay for el...
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Pine flooring - Sigma
In the process of deciding on wood flooring for new home. I've always had red/white oak but the wide pine flooring looks interesting. I worry about the softness of pine though. Anybody have it? Opinions?...
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Excel help - Sigma
I have two columns of data to be plotted in simple Y vs X fashion: X 8.105 7.620 7.186 6.688 6.339 5.772 Y 1260 3790 10050 30300 60450 189300 I then need to fit the data to an appropriate regression, and I need that equation. Using that equation, I would like to use an X val...
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Alright, now for the positives - Sigma
1. Peyton Barber. Pretty clear. 2. Montravius Adams. Effort starting to match his talent. Through two games, starting to approach Fairley territory. We'll see if it continues into conference play. 3. Ricardo Louis. 10 catches, 0 drops. Might want to read that one again. In fact, as a group I d...
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Best IR to RF Extender - Sigma
I'd like to enclose all my living room AV equipment and I'm thinking an IR to RF extender may be the way to go. Lots of options out there, anybody tried one they like?...
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No orange face masks, but we got orange socks and cleats - Sigma
Look pretty good IMO. And Gary says we have 2 NFL offensive tackles anchoring the best OL in college football. ...
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Dress shoes under $150 - Sigma
I love the Allen Edmonds oxfords, especially the Park Avenues. But I just can't justify >$300 for a pair considering my work environment. I'd like something of a similar style for <$150. Any recommendations?...
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Garage floor coating - Sigma
Building a detached garage and just had the concrete poured. Trying to decide whether or not to put a coating on it, and if so, what kind. Not too interested in a stain, just something durable and easy to clean. Opinions? Pics would be great. TIA. ...
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Concrete slab curing time - Sigma
I'm about to pour a 44x30 slab with 18" footings (4" everywhere else). How should I help the curing along and how long before I can start framing? I've read about covering with plastic and keeping wet, but also that just leaving the forms up for several days is enough. ...
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The Lonestar Tick and red meat allergy - Sigma
Anybody else recently pick this up? Officially it's an alpha-galactose allergy transmitted through through the Lonestar tick, but it's triggered by beef and pork. Severe hives, just terrible, full body hives. Poultry and fish only for me now. ...
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Khan Academy - Econ and Finance - Sigma
After getting schooled by Broke and HiddenFlask a few months ago after confusing some terminology, I've been working my way through these videos. I'm really interested in personal finance but never took any econ/finance course in undergrad. So even though the topics have been pretty basic so far...
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How much to pay realtor if deal falls through? - Sigma
I need to know how much we should pay our realtor in this scenario. Signed contract to purchase a lot. Our realtor represented us during this process. However, the seller essentially broke the contract, and we are now having our earnest money refunded. We have also decided not to buy, but to rem...
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HELOC vs Refi - Do I have a poor strategy? - Sigma
House is paid off but we are planning a big remodel. Rather than a construction loan I think our best strategy is a HELOC. We will need about $150k, and I am trying to decide if, after the house is finished, I should: 1. Refi to a 30 yr (rate under 4%) 2. Refi to a 15 yr (rate under 3%) 3....
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What kind of shoes do you wear to take the dog out in the morning? - Sigma
I find this is the only acceptable use for crocs. House shoes and flip flops are out because it's usually wet. And I'm too lazy to tie anything....
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Real Estate Contract Interpretation - Sigma
We have signed a contract for a lot in a subdivision. Since, we have been told there will be a detention pond put in the back corner of the lot (subdivision not quite finished). Long story short, we no longer want the property and are trying to get our earnest money back. Contingencies in the co...
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