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re: Fireplace Gas Log Set Questions / Recommendations... - Hopeful Doc
[quote] recommendations with regard to vented or ventless?[/quote] Vented looks markedly better Ventless can heat your home way quicker [link=(https://www.realfyre.com/)]Real Fyre by Peterson[/link] is probably the best you’ll find. I bought a set three years ago. My wife turns them on more d...
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re: Comparability of power adapters - Hopeful Doc
The device that accepts the DC power input will tell you the voltage and amperage you need. The devices you have should have similar markings. There will also be a mark to show whether the center is positive or negative. So long as you match voltage and polarity and at least meet amperage, you s...
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re: General security camera discussion (was "Unifi Protect security cameras") - Hopeful Doc
[quote]almost every product in UI's store is in stock at some point pretty much every week if not multiple times per week, except the UNVR which hasn't been in stock in months.[/quote] I’m glad I’m not the only one that noticed this. I have two upcoming projects that I want to install a UNVR fo...
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re: Plumber didn’t fully clear clogged drain - they still want full rate and fees to try again - Hopeful Doc
[quote]Go with a different plumber. This guy is a shitty plumber AND a shitty businessman. Make sure to warn friends and family against using him ETA: He's also ripping you off with that price. My plumber charges $115 to show up. Hourly rate after that is $80 I think (plus cost of any parts h...
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re: Slate roof - Hopeful Doc
[quote]I really need to know how much the service is expected to cost.[/quote] Call a roofer for an estimate. They’ll usually give one free. I didn’t get a quote on slate, but the roofer told me that the metal shingle I was looking at was going to cost about what slate did. The installed co...
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re: Dash cameras - Hopeful Doc
I just found out about [link=(https://www.amazon.com/stores/DongarTechnologies/page/5C870FDB-E267-4797-A007-765D3953AA7C?ref_=ast_bln)]dongar[/link] adapters. I have not bought one yet, but it’s simple enough- a pass through mirror power adapter with a USB port, assuming you have a compatible mirror...
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re: Health Insurance/Colonoscopy Help Needed - Hopeful Doc
[quote]You may ask if he would let you do a Cologuard [/quote] If you’re 29 and your doctor wants you to do a cologuard, you should see another doctor. Unfortunately, you’re trying to be financially responsible in a convoluted system of variables. You will generally get a bill from: 1...
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re: The Crypto Collapse is ‘Flooding the Market’ with Rolex and Patek Philippe Watches - Hopeful Doc
Obviously not in the high-dollar realm of this thread, but I bought a blast from my past off eBay a couple months ago: [img]https://i.pinimg.com/736x/6e/b7/7e/6eb77e86afddbed0c54e4d1d03beb3df--cool-watches.jpg[/img]...
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re: Trucker with a load of baby formula pulls up to a location where its being destroyed. - Hopeful Doc
[quote]Why would they be destroying baby formula?[/quote] Because some was contaminated and killed a couple of kids. ...
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re: Name a car option that you wish was still available - Hopeful Doc
[quote]Can I pick a truck option? Short bed, non-crew cab.[/quote] With a 5 speed on the floor, bench seat. I’ll accept cruise control and Bluetooth. I don’t mind a locking tailgate. But why can’t we just have basic truck features from the early 90s again?...
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re: Make and Model you wish was still available (spin-off thread). - Hopeful Doc
[quote]My wife, but like 29 year old version.[/quote] I also choose this guy’s 29 year old wife. ...
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re: Permanently installed LED "Christmas" lights. - Hopeful Doc
[quote]So now I'm thinking of doing something more like regular path light lamps that I can control. [/quote] Wall wash/spotlight or just something along the lines of actual path lights on the ground with control? [link=(https://www.amazon.com/Gledopto-Voltage-Spotlight-Supported-Compatible/...
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re: My Whole Life Ins. situation and advice request - Hopeful Doc
You would probably really benefit from an hourly advisor who isn’t selling you anything but his own time. You have an easy time making money it seems- that is a very cool thing. The best path forward gets very cloudy, and there are a ton of people who want to take a small piece of your work and make...
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re: My Whole Life Ins. situation and advice request - Hopeful Doc
[quote]I am over the income limit for a Roth IRA[/quote] So contribute to a traditional IRA. You won’t get a tax break for it. Then, a day later, convert the traditional IRA contribution to Roth. Roth conversions are legal for all income levels. Congratulations, you do not owe any additional ta...
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re: I don't understand carried interest? - Hopeful Doc
There is an interesting podcast named “Tax Chats” that discuss [link=(https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/tax-chats/id1593754592?i=1000571358770)]carried interest[/link] in a recent episode. The two hosts are professors at Duke and UNC. They generally don’t share their political views but ha...
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re: My Whole Life Ins. situation and advice request - Hopeful Doc
[quote]not sure why the hell "my guy" put me in a universal variable life policy[/quote] “Your guy” made a huge commission and can cite a sales pitch. Somehow, he convinced you that borrowing money from yourself and paying interest to them for a 2-3% return plus a death benefit that you won’t n...
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re: Rebuilding my home network from "the bottom up" - Hopeful Doc
[quote]ubiquiti USG[/quote] I would not buy the USG. It may not explicitly be EOL, but I think it’s headed there awfully soon. Teleport hasn’t made its way to it yet. They have released 1) UDM 2) UDMP 3) Dream router 4) next Gen usg for the pro side I think they consider 1-3 a replacem...
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re: Florida woman arrested for having sex with her dog - for 8 years - Hopeful Doc
Is she not at least part chihuahua?...
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re: My Whole Life Ins. situation and advice request - Hopeful Doc
[quote]Am I fricked? Any advice appreciated.[/quote] Check out [link=(https://www.whitecoatinvestor.com/how-to-dump-your-whole-life-policy/)]some non-personalized advice[/link] and general thoughts on the subject of “should I keep the whole life policy I have” The short answer is, “it’s com...
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re: Lump Sum 401k Contribution - Hopeful Doc
[quote]You can get with HR and have them put your whole paycheck in. Beyond that, unless you have a bonus coming. There’s not much you can do unless you own the company.[/quote] I could be wrong, but I think if HR is worth their salt, he could write his company a check that then gets put back...
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