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  1. Incognito

    Thought of the day .

    I don't want to pay for some disposable homes for folks to live on the beach in Florida when the 99% of us have to struggle for survival in the real economy. I cant AFFORD to live near the beach. I'm working class. Neither can "We The People" afford to pay for the sort of structures that could...
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    Thought of the day .

    Wouldn't that kind of insurance be redundant as FEMA or state/county/city/local governments will already have to absorb that sort of loss should the homeowner walk away from the debt/liability through bankruptcy? Obviously those folks aren't going to continue paying the mortgage/rent/lease...
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    Current news

    If the Military Industrial Complex/Finance-Real Estate-Insurance Elite control the media and Google is one part of that control mechanism I don't see much hope for "We The People" to have an impact fighting against them on anything of importance to them. Reason is, there will be yet ANOTHER...
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    Thought of the day .

    It cost quite a bit more to build a house with heavy gauge steel and concrete. You absolutely could not make those "affordable" in the context of competing against stick frame. So in a "free market" buyers will choose the underbuilt structure which eventually gets wiped out by routine flooding...
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    Thought of the day .

    Private market wouldn't touch that insurance. I say people could build nice homes there, pretty much anywhere, but not the basic stick frame homes with drywall and carpet. THATS what so pathetic when I see these inevitable "disasters".
  6. Incognito

    Thought of the day .

    Those devastated structures that fell into the path of the hurricane Ian could have been built a lot more solid--------considering they probably ought not build anything there at all WTHOUT the proper structural integrity. I see a lot of Little Pigs still building houses of straw and...
  7. Incognito

    Rolling carpet tiles immediately?

    I wish I could remember the brands/specific adhesives but I was quite surprised when they wanted the 100 lbs roller AND laying into it without fully setting up. They'd ask for the transfer test. It wasn't many buckets of that crap I'd even tolerate. I find out they're trying to deliver that sort...
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    Rolling carpet tiles immediately?

    VERY close to zero percent of commercial carpet tile installations are rolled with a 100 lbs roller. I dont even recall seeing that in the specs until maybe 10/15 years ago where they also wanted you to get into the glue "tacky" rather than fully set. Even on those installs no one was lumping...
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    Rolling carpet tiles immediately?

    Yeah, what Tom said. Pressure sensitive adhesive isn't something that "dries up" and loses it's tackiness over any short period (weeks or months). Establishing the best bond possible with a 100 lbs roller or anything that firmly seats the backing to the substrate will prevent dust/debris from in...
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    Creative Carpet Stretching

    No, he moved 3-4 hours north from here (SoCal) for the lower cost of living in his retirement years. I recall his mom lived in a small town a short drive from Bakersfield.
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    Current news

    ... but what is perhaps most remarkable is that according to the Altanta Fed, as of a few weeks ago, the median American household would needed to spend 44.5% of their income to afford payments on a median-priced home in the US, the highest percentage on record with data going back to 2006...
  12. Incognito

    Use vinyl roll to give old garage a smooth surface - can it be an easy project?

    Always used the term "cold joint" for that......as opposed to actual expansion joints between buildings or sawcuts.
  13. Incognito

    Creative Carpet Stretching

    AWESOME!!! Worked with a guy years ago who obtained a patent for a stretcher adaptation that worked somewhat similar to what you're showing but it was mainly designed for angling off narrow, but very long hallway/corridors. (commercial) https://patents.google.com/patent/US3752440A/en He had...
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    Side sweep seaming issues

    Me too, but one of the last seams I ever made........maybe ten/15 years ago or so was on a very low, dense, cut pile. It was virtually white carpet and my seam didn't come out all that great. Using the iron/roller/seam weight is something that takes practice and patience. So there's the...
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    Gas shocker

    Pretty sure this misunderstanding is because people expect the gas to be priced on what the station owners paid to fill that 40,000 underground tank--------last weeks prices. In fact it's my understanding that they try to price the product where they'd EXPECT to be paying to refill. That...
  16. Incognito

    Gas shocker

    https://www.google.com/search?client=firefox-b-1-d&q=when+oil+price+went+negative%3F It's a very expensive and risky business. There's money to be made. There's a lot of money LOST in this industry as well.
  17. Incognito

    waterproof landing flooring

    It was a mistake.......long term to put the outdoor carpet on this EXTERIOR landing. The way I picture it there's no roof or walls. It's a few steps to the main front entry "landing" setting outside the structure of the home but for whatever unconventional design the landing is wood framed above...
  18. Incognito

    Gratuities?

    There's a word for what happened to you in NYC-------EXTORTION. Worst part of that filthy scheme is those SOBs are already overpaid. I dealt with quite a bit of that over the years in New England but by far NYC was the worst. It's such a corrupt place they don't even understand how the world...
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    Photography 2

    When my wife wanted a new mid-size SUV (2018) she HAD to look at every freakin' model out there. We test drove half a dozen and as per her norm it takes about a YEAR to make up her mind. By that time I can no longer care one iota which one she chooses as my brain is bleeding from the ears over...
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    Photography 2

    I became the nit picker because every shop I ever worked for would send ME back on punch list and pick-up work. No sense sending the dumbos back who screwed it up and didn't notice the flaws/omissions in the first place. By the time I retired I swear if you showed me the...
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