Favorite team:LSU 
Location:Baton Rouge, LA
Biography:LSU Alumni
Interests:Anything to do with LSU
Occupation:Civil Engineer
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Registered on:2/18/2004
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re: Is being in social security program a good thing? - ScottieP
If you don't think there are current laws in effect to take your money you are seriously naive. My old man was self employed all his life and paid into SS. When he turned 66 he took his SS benefit. He died a month later unexpectedly. My mom worked for the state for 33 years, never put into SS ca...
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re: LSU’s rent-a-tent tailgating area has grown since game 1. - ScottieP
[quote]So if the info I was told is correct that means it will be $25 for non conference and $50 for SEC games just to park 1 car. Trailers cost additional fees. [/quote] You're wrong on the parking. 2018 Game-by-Game Parking Price Chart Sept. 8 Southeastern Louisiana $20 Sept. 22 Lou...
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re: Where did you get your house plans? Any one get plans off the internet? - ScottieP
If you are wanting something in an Acadian/ Louisiana or French Country style home. Id suggest Steve Madden. He has a ton of plans online and he will sit down and customize if you want. We used Steve for our house a few years back. [link=(http://www.maddenhomedesign.com/)]LINK[/link]...
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re: Am I early retirement ready? - ScottieP
[quote]Survivor Benefit will cost $3650 or 6.5%. Surviving spouse recieves 55%. That's max coverage allowed. I need to look closer at whether or not to pay for it, take out more insurance, or go with the life insurance I have.[/quote] I've actually heard of a lot of people taking the no surviv...
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re: Am I early retirement ready? - ScottieP
[quote]I'm calculating under our plan a $600 a month reduction based on a $5,000 a month pension. $400 at $3,500[/quote] Yeah that's about right. So take that $56k and drop it to $48k. Then drop off another few thousand for health insurance premiums for you and the family in retirement. That...
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re: Am I early retirement ready? - ScottieP
[quote]Expecting $56k annual military pension, $1.2m saved (300 Roth,500 TSP/401k, + taxable accts)[/quote] $500K in the TSP in your early 40s is impressive especially when living on 1 income with 2 kids. As for the $56K pension, I'd do some digging. Is that with or without survivorship? I...
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re: Switch to 100% post tax retirement contributions into a Roth at midpoint of career? - ScottieP
[quote]Wish federal employees/military had this option with TSP![/quote] The TSP offers employee post tax Roth contributions, but all of the governments contributions go into the pre tax account....
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re: Wood fence replacement in Baton Rouge - contractor recommendations? - ScottieP
Jeff at Ascension Fence and Deck. He may not be you're cheapest quote but worth it....
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re: Disney at Mardi Gras - ScottieP
We have been to Disney the last 2 Mardi Gras'. 2018 was way more crowded then 2017. 2018 trip ended on Presidents Day weekend but 2017 coincided with the marathon weekend. Most crowd calendars had crowds in the 8-9 range. Yeah it was packed but if you book your meals at 180 days and do your fast ...
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re: Anyone else a federal employee? Thrift Savings Plan related. - ScottieP
The real question is how close to retirement are you? The younger you are the more you should put in the C, S and I. As you get closer to retirement you should move it to the G fund to protect your money close to retirement. Know a guy that wanted to retire in 2011. but was all in the C and S...
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re: Solar Attic Fans - ScottieP
[quote]Insulation is fine and I think fishfighter is right. When they installed the insulation they didn't install baffles. [/quote] I gave you credit in an earlier post. I'm not sure exactly what they did. I need to get up there early one morning and see. Too damn hot to do it any other time....
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re: Solar Attic Fans - ScottieP
[quote] I’m leaning towards insulting the underside of the roof deck with open cell spray foam and encapsulating the attic (moving the thermal envelope to the roof line and getting rid of all attic and roof vents[/quote] I looked into the spray foam stuff when I was building. It was about twice ...
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re: Solar Attic Fans - ScottieP
[quote]What kind of shape is your insulation in? [/quote] Insulation is fine and I think fishfighter is right. When they installed the insulation they didn't install baffles. I can get some air flow from the main part of the house I also have dormers with soffits that I can get some flow fr...
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re: Solar Attic Fans - ScottieP
[quote]It don't know if it's drawing air from inside the house but I'm cooler and I could see a difference in my electric bill.[/quote] This is exactly how I feel. Although I do Think Chad504boy has a point, but at this point I have a properly working AC and a room that is 82 every afternoon. ...
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re: Solar Attic Fans - ScottieP
[quote]you sure you don't have insulation laying over the soffit vents or something like that?[/quote] Soffit vents are clear and ridge vent is installed correctly....
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re: Solar Attic Fans - ScottieP
Yeah I've heard/read that its not good to install vent fans on roofs with ridge vents, cause it draws from the house but at this point my AC is running non stop everyday from around 1pm to 8pm and that is with it set at 76. If I lower it like on the weekends when the kids are home it runs all day. ...
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re: Solar Attic Fans - ScottieP
I really just need it to run during the day cause the AC keeps up when the sun goes down that is why I was thinking solar to save on the electric bill. but not opposed to a power vent....
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re: Solar Attic Fans - ScottieP
It is insulated and I think that is the problem. The bonus room has 5’ knee walls on 3 sides then a slope ceiling till it reaches the height of 8’. The sloped ceiling has the Sheetrock directly on the roof rafters and there is insulation between the rafters. So I think the flow of air from the soffi...
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Solar Attic Fans - ScottieP
Anyone have any experience with installing or getting a solar attic fan installed on their house? I have a bonus room above my garage that we have never really used. AC has been set on 78 in the summer and heater on 65 in the winter. After Christmas we made it into a playroom for my daughters s...
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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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