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re: 12 game option question - MarcusQuinn
You can get into the beer garden before the game with half season tickets. There are additional perks, some better than others. We have had half season tickets for years. I think the most important things, in the lean years, were establishing a relationship with your ticket rep, letting them know th...
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Carpenter ants? - MarcusQuinn
I woke this morning to a dozen or so winged ants around back door, inside. Segmented body, elbow antenna and triangle shaped head lead me to believe it’s not termites. I can’t find a trail or entry point. Called the exterminator & left a message. I’m wondering if they are coming from my house or fro...
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re: Attic ventilation - MarcusQuinn
I know. But I figured there was plenty of info to sort out without getting into exceptions and percentages. If it’s split high and low (40-50% high?) it can be 1/300. But if you have a continuous perforated soffit you end up with nearly 1/150 anyway to get the ratios to work. ...
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re: Attic ventilation - MarcusQuinn
Current residential code (2015 IRC) states the minimum attic ventilation requirements are 150/1. This means that if you have a 1500 sq. ft. attic then you would need at least 10 sq. ft. of ventilation. This is area, not volume. You should try to have this split evenly between the soffit and ridge. A...
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re: Architect vs draftsman? - MarcusQuinn
To summarize the posts above: A draftsman cost $1-5k. An architect costs $70k (verified as accurate). For a custom home, the consensus is to find existing plans and move a few walls around or give them to the builder and he’ll have a guy tweak them. Just keep an eye out for adjustments like re...
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re: Architect vs draftsman? - MarcusQuinn
It’s weird to me that people look to save a few thousand on the plans for an investment of hundreds of thousands of dollars that their family will live in for years. It’s the wrong place to trim your budget. That being said... Architects are degreed professionals. 5 or 6 years of school, three ye...
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re: Office Barry thread - Significant Flooding Potential - MarcusQuinn
[quote]Heard a rumor at work that the river may get to 23-24 near new orleans. They should know by tomorrow morning.[/quote] Some guy at some place was overheard saying some stuff. We’ll find out if it’s true when it does or doesn’t happen. Plan accordingly. ...
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re: Office Barry thread - Significant Flooding Potential - MarcusQuinn
In 2015 and 2016 the river got above 16 feet at the Carrollton gauge zero times. In 2017, it was approximately 13 times. 2018, approximately 25 times. This year it has been over 16 feet for more than 100 days. The years and numbers are from memory, but accurate enough to verify that the river being ...
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re: Office Barry thread - Significant Flooding Potential - MarcusQuinn
Posting the forecast of a single model that is the extreme outlier is not helpful. ...
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re: Pels Official Draft Fest Tomorrow Night - MarcusQuinn
[quote]AD and Rivers showed up at the end of the 2012 draft party.[/quote] Ive seen this a few places but it’s not accurate. The draft party was the evening of June 28 in the arena. AD and Rivers did not arrive until late the next morning. Their first stop was Jason Smith’s basketball camp in the...
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re: Has Kia really come far in reliability over the years? *Telluride related* - MarcusQuinn
See below. South Korea is dedicated to besting the Japanese auto industry for the obvious financial benefits, but also as a source of nation pride. The last 5-6 years they have been making great cars for the price. The “If it says Kia I just recon it’s junk” crowd has no clue. Forbes article cit...
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re: So about this Siakam guy.... - MarcusQuinn
And a fantastic post-game interview. ...
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re: Woj: AD won't meet with pels again this offseason - MarcusQuinn
He doesn’t appear to be a strong, confident person in general. I don’t think he could handle sitting at the “big boy table” and having to personally justify his public stance or reasons for leaving. I would imagine 10 minutes into the meeting he just wanted to run out of the room. I just don’t think...
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re: The Historical Argument for Keeping AD - MarcusQuinn
[quote]He changed agents to Klutch Sports and bought a house in LA this past offseason. The implication being that this plan was put into motion then. [/quote] This is what I keep going back to. We made the playoffs, swept the Blazers and months later he’s planning his exit to LA. I think that’s ...
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re: The Compromise - MarcusQuinn
You would view it differently if it happened elsewhere because you wouldn’t know all the details. Hell, I viewed it differently before it became a clown show. I think you also have to take into account that he bought a house in Los Angeles and signed with Rich Paul before last season even starte...
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re: Pels going to try with AD, Meeting Tentatively set in May - MarcusQuinn
[quote]If he is going to risk 80 million in guaranteed money, he better have a plan to recoup it elsewhere[/quote] Space Jam 2! That’s a joke. But not really. ...
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re: Pels going to try with AD, Meeting Tentatively set in May - MarcusQuinn
Healthy, motivated, engaged AD is the better value, but do you trust him to be that guy and to stay that guy? If not, I’ll take my chances with a well put together team that has a slight dip in talent but all the intangibles. Not that anyone can guarantee that’s what we’d get. ...
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re: Any good structural engineering in br - MarcusQuinn
I mean yes. You need both. Maybe 2 reports. ...
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re: Any good structural engineering in br - MarcusQuinn
For a house? Unless it’s an unusual house or in an unusual area, a boring and geotechnical report is overkill. There are maps and other resources to get the general info. Any engineer worth his salt should be able to design a residential foundation without it. Spend that money on some nice countert...
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re: David West not eligible for $1.4M BP settlement - MarcusQuinn
I’m sure there are lots of holes and errors in this explanation BUT, I think this is why claims like this happened and it’s as much BPs fault as West’s or his attorney’s. The initial settlement allowed, practically encouraged, claims like this. There was a list of occupational classifications, lo...
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