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re: Have any of you tried backing a Boat Trailer up using the in dash camera ? - ScottieP
[quote]Easy, grab the bottom of the steering wheel and turn it the same direction the trailer is going to go in the opposite direction [/quote] This right here is the easiest way to learn how to back down....
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re: Tell me about Gerbers life insurance plan - ScottieP
We have a $10000 whole life policy on both of my daughters for $5.15 a month each. Both policies were bought before they turned one. At 18 the coverage automatically doubles with no increase in premium. At 21 the policy is transferred into their name at which they are guaranteed up to 10x the...
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re: Broom finish on brick - ScottieP
To each there own obviously, but I never understood why you pay $400-500 per thousand for bricks only to cover them with mortar. Brick layers love it though cause they can be messy with their mortar joints. If you want to clean the top layer go to a brick company and buy a cleaning solution. ...
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re: Unqualified assistant coaches - ScottieP
[quote]A lot of people want to blow Cannizaro, because you know, big muscles and all, but he had never coached either. He had been a scout. [/quote] This roster is 75% Cannizaro recruits. The lack of talent on this roster is mostly his doing. ...
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re: Unqualified assistant coaches - ScottieP
[quote]you must also compare the salary pool available to them. [/quote] This is what it all boils down to. Per NCAA rule baseball can only have 3 paid coaches. So Its CPM, Alan Dunn and when Cannizarro left CPM chose to pay Nolan Cain. Thus by rule he can not go out and hire a hitting coach. ...
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re: Can we bring Andy C. back as hitting coach? - ScottieP
Take a look at our roster 75% is Cannizarro recruits who cant hit. Cannizarro is the first of 3 hitting coaches that CPM has hired with zero recruiting or hitting coach experience. ...
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re: How much does a ice maker cost? - ScottieP
We have an ice maker in our kitchen/bar area. I love it!! Ours is a Whirlpool cost right at $1000, makes 20 lbs of ice a day of the little cubes. Haven't used ice from our big fridge in 10 years. ...
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re: Anyone have any information on the boat accident in Venice this morning?? - ScottieP
Kill switches are just as important. Life vest and a kill switch while running....
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re: Property Investing - Flooded homes in Central area? - ScottieP
[quote]When Comite's levels are elevated, it flows at a higher rate into the Amite as a tributary. This slows the flow rate and increases water surface elevations correspondingly as a result all the way up the Amite north towards Watson, etc. [/quote] This is just not true. The Amite is the domi...
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re: Property Investing - Flooded homes in Central area? - ScottieP
[quote]If Comite Diversions Canal becomes a reality, the BFE in the Southern Comite and lower Amite Basins will definitely lower. So in a sense they may not ever flood as badly. [/quote] Beware of what you read on the Comite Diversion. The majority of the rain that fell in Aug 2016 was below the...
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re: Anyone listen to Don Debuc this morning? (River flood info) - ScottieP
Yep it’s a called a stage discharge relationship. But it isn’t static. The relationship can change due to fill and scour. The Corp is bound by Congessional law to not open Morganza until the flow past Baton Rouge is 1.5million cfs. In 2011 the water was about to overtop the morganza spillway bay...
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re: Anyone listen to Don Debuc this morning? (River flood info) - ScottieP
[quote]quote:In ‘11 when the river was 61’ they only had like 4 or 6 gates open at morganza. Without getting into a drawn out discussion on the hydraulics I am not really qualified to have, the difference in volume and velocity between 61 and 64 is rather large. [/quote] Actually the opening o...
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re: Anyone listen to Don Debuc this morning? (River flood info) - ScottieP
[link=(https://forecast.weather.gov/product.php?site=NWS&issuedby=ORN&product=ESP&format=txt&version=1&glossary=0)]LINK[/link] The farthest the NWS predicts out and considered operational is 28 days and that is on the anticipated rain for the next 48 hours. They do preform a 28 day prediction ...
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re: World’s oldest person dies (again) - ScottieP
Ton of articles about people claim to be in their 120's. one I found said a guy was 140. Apparently there is a process to get verified. Records are needed. As time goes by I guess it will get easier but I know my grandmother is 93 and she has no record of a birth certificate cause she was born a ...
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re: New Orleans area credit unions? - ScottieP
[quote]RiverLand Federal Credit Union[/quote] My wife has had Riverland since before we got married. She/we have never used it as her main checking account but we have financed many vehicles and a home equity loan through them. Very easy to work with. We live in BR now, I've never stepped foot...
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re: Has the death of someone close ever changed you? - ScottieP
[quote]Dad, included. It's tough. I just try to stay as strong as I can for my Mom to help give her comfort. I take her pain, and mine[/quote] This so much!! Lost my dad to a brain hemorrhage 2 years ago. Got the call at 6am in a dead sleep. I freak out every time the phone rings when I'm asl...
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re: How lucrative is owning a small residential construction company? - ScottieP
[quote]you mean instead of using 300k to make 75k, they are using 60k to make 65k? [/quote] If a GC is building a house not under contract he is gonna need the full $300K. $60 may get the slab poured. If he has a buyer(contract to build) already he can get a draw from them otherwise he needs th...
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re: How lucrative is owning a small residential construction company? - ScottieP
[quote]you would have been paying interest regardless those next 4 months anyways [/quote] I owned the lot I was taking out a construction loan regardless. I paid 11 months worth of interest on a construction loan then started a 30 yr mortgage building it myself. My point was a GC could have cut ...
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re: How lucrative is owning a small residential construction company? - ScottieP
So back to the GC making $75K on a house. He may charge that but he isn't making it, unless he has enough money to finance his lot purchases and builds with his own money. If he doesn't have the $300K in the bank at the start he will pay interest on loans to fund the lot purchase and house build...
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re: How lucrative is owning a small residential construction company? - ScottieP
So I subbed out my house in 2010. The wife and I already owned the lot. Got 2 GC bids for around $420K I did it for $340K and added a fence and backup generator that was not in the bids. That $340K was materials and labor only. Not interest on my construction loan. In my opinion that is wh...
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