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post #3406 of 5817
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Originally Posted by Ataturk View Post

Air conditioners only have two settings -- on and off.* If it comes on and works like it should when it's on, but isn't coming on reliably, it's usually the thermostat. It's amazing how awful programmable thermostats are. I had one that started short cycling the a/c by running it for six seconds every time it cut on or off. Another one had a bad switch that didn't reliably make contact on A/C mode. Both developed these problems within a year.

*I know some new high efficiency A/Cs actually have two stages.

Touch the intercooler on a modern turbo'ed car. You'd be surprised.
post #3407 of 5817
I'm about to move to the LA area (Huntingbeach-ish likely). I debating buying a house there. I have several really good friends there that are saying the market is not for buyers. Any thoughts? I'd basically be looking for a studio or 1 BR, 400-500k ish. I'm getting old and just want to settle down. I'd like a decent view, decent kitchen - space, I could care less about.
post #3408 of 5817
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Originally Posted by ramuman View Post

It's probably an easy fix if you get the right part number and find a local low-cost repairman (unless you have one of the home owner's insurance/maintenance policies icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif).

My parent's had a similar situation and used one of those BBQ grill lighters until they just gave up and had it fixed. When I saw the fix, it was essentially like changing spark plugs in a car.

Or maybe, it's time to go Wolf induction wink.gif Not to plant ideas in your head.

Never induction and no changes to a perfectly fine cook top. About to drop some cash on several projects that will be way more impact on the house.
post #3409 of 5817
We've gone induction in both places. It is sooooo much better than gas imo. Slight learning curve, but worth it.
post #3410 of 5817
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Originally Posted by ramuman View Post

I'm about to move to the LA area (Huntingbeach-ish likely). I debating buying a house there. I have several really good friends there that are saying the market is not for buyers. Any thoughts? I'd basically be looking for a studio or 1 BR, 400-500k ish. I'm getting old and just want to settle down. I'd like a decent view, decent kitchen - space, I could care less about.

Friend of mine has been trying to buy a place for months now. She most recently
Lost out on a place with a bid 30K over the asking price.
post #3411 of 5817
It's just weird when piob and matt say the opposite things and it's hard to argue with either.
post #3412 of 5817
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Originally Posted by texas_jack View Post

Friend of mine has been trying to buy a place for months now. She most recently
Lost out on a place with a bid 30K over the asking price.

Gah - it sucks there. My friends in the area live in small 1 BR or studios, but they also post views like this which makes me think I was the moron all along.

post #3413 of 5817
My old Craftsman jigsaw gave out. Any recommendations for a replacement?
Edited by FtRoyalty - 7/3/15 at 4:49am
post #3414 of 5817

I love my Porter Cable 20V lithium cordless, does a really good job

 

Festool carvex is nice. just damned expensive

post #3415 of 5817
Thanks for the recommendation. I went out to HD and picked up a Makita. It was cheaper than Bosch with same amp motor. As you stated, Festool was too expensive.


Aside from my Craftsman drill, I've never been a fan of cordless mainly due to varying battery life and having to commit to one brand. I just got a new corded hedge trimmer after the battery in my old cordless one got down to about 10-15 minutes on a 'full' charge.
post #3416 of 5817
Yeah, I k ow what you mean. The PC set up works with my drill and other tools. I like the flexibility. I use my jigsaw in some random places all throughout the house. Cord isn't always useful. Very rarely do I use it at a workbench or central location. I like makita! They make great stuff. Glad you found a unit you enjoy!
post #3417 of 5817
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Originally Posted by Piobaire View Post

Have my new A/V and home sound system lined up. Can't wait to get it done but not looking forward to paying for it. Sonos Connect amps, in wall and ceiling speakers throughout the house and guest house using a bunch of http://www.sonance.com/in-wall-in-ceiling/visual-performance/medium-round-square the VP62Rs, then a nice Yamaha 7.2 receiver and a bunch of goodness for the flatscreen viewing.

July 20th is install date. Negotiated a little more and speakers upgraded to the VP66s. Arriving next week is my new wine cabinet. Next project is having contractor over to re-do my fireplace wall (which I currently hate.)
post #3418 of 5817
Long term lurker but new to posting. Just bought a house and need window treatments. We like the clean look of solar shades for downstairs and living areas and cellular with blackout for bedrooms.

Just had a Hunter Douglas rep come and measure and he quoted U.S. 10,800 for 25 windows with installation.

Does this seem reasonable? I honestly have no idea what this should cost.
post #3419 of 5817
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Originally Posted by Lizard23 View Post

Long term lurker but new to posting. Just bought a house and need window treatments. We like the clean look of solar shades for downstairs and living areas and cellular with blackout for bedrooms.

Just had a Hunter Douglas rep come and measure and he quoted U.S. 10,800 for 25 windows with installation.

Does this seem reasonable? I honestly have no idea what this should cost.

need t know way more information to really tell you. Size of the window is a HUGE factor of these things. I had cellular blackout shades purchased for two windows in my house, total came in about 275 from Lowes buying the Levelor custom shades during a sale. install took about an hour total. the one window was 23" x30 ish and the other was 37"x50 something. 

post #3420 of 5817
Sizes vary a bit but most windows are roughly 32 x 50 inches.
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