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    Cable TV Next

    https://www.directvnow.com/ is internet based. You need to buy a roku or sometype of streaming device that supports it to connect to your Tv. They range in price from $20 to $60.
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    Cable TV Next

    The last 6 months I have used directv now. Its $40 a month but your allowed 2 streams. I split it with my mother ( different house ) we each use one stream ( well I pay for it but at least she is saving on cable ). Directv now has posted on their forums its ok to share they really dont care...
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    Getting rid of cable tv

    I share my direct tv now and netflix with a friend. The companies have even come out and said they dont care both get two streams. So as long as your not watching two tvs at the same time your fine. The OTA locations for me are all in opposite directions.
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    No more dept store power equipment for me

    I usually look for reviews that are crappy and see what the person is complaining about and go from there. Sometimes the complaints are so stupid someone could not make up the stuff.
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    ah wanna white wash oak bench.newly made asking y'all advise

    Wood conditioner is garbage. Its basically for someone who does not know how to sand wood properly before staining. Definitely not for filling in grain. Return it if you haven't opened it. If you desire is to paint it and have a smooth finish, your going to have to do multiple coats with...
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    Slowly moving away from the world of propane..

    Dollars don't mean a whole lot. Cost per gallon and quantity used otherwise comparisons are pointless.
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    Calcite clogging septic tank outlet filter?

    We have low ph 5ish. We use a non backwashing system heres a link to the various systems. https://www.midatlanticwater.net/product-category/acid-neutralizers/non-backwashing-acid-neutralizers Never had a problem with it. Just use calcite and it brings the water up to a ph in the low 7s. When I...
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    Pulled out all attic insulation

    I think by the time you bag it up and try and reuse it, it will be squished and no longer provide the R value. Bats are relatively inexpensive. And although its nice to not be wasteful Im sure you can save money elsewhere for less pain. Heck start clipping coupons.
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    "Magic" fuel additive - old gas?

    Youll should get higher mpg from non ethanol gas as you mentioned. Your cost per mpg is what you want to look at when considering using non ethanol vs ethanol gas in a car not mpg alone. I think I would put the old gas in my mower before my car though.
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    Looking for advice on acid neutralizer system

    Some areas you are not allowed to dump it. I experienced that when I had someone come out and quote a system that backwashed. Of course their reply was it wasnt much water and people do it all the time. Im glad I got one that doesnt backwash the company I bought it from even said they rarely...
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    Looking for advice on acid neutralizer system

    Your iron levels arent very high be weary from someone who tells you, you need treatment for that. I dont think you would need treatment for that.
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    Looking for advice on acid neutralizer system

    The hardness I mentioned was 69 mg/l when converted to grains per gallon is 4.03 that gives you a idea of how much ours went up basically from 0 to those numbers. You have hard water already keep that in mind. I dont know what soda ash does to hardness.
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    Looking for advice on acid neutralizer system

    We have a 2.5 cu ft non backwashing system. Its raised the ph from about 5.8 to 7.5ish. We use pure calcite we dont mix the magnesium stuff anymore we did in the beginning but I just add calcite now. I would stay away from the backwashing style. They burn through a lot of water and dump the...
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    No more dept store power equipment for me

    Yep I bought a drywall lift from them. It was like $100 used it for my garage and then sold it for close to a $100. Although it was crappy quality and I wore a bike helmet underneath it in case it decided to give way. I think the helmet was unnecessary but it had a crappy locking mechanism.
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    Cable TV Next

    As Ive gotten older 40s. Ive slowed down in my desire to have the latest technology and just pay for some type of "cable" that works out of the box. I currently have directvgo ( $10 a month for 3 months ). After that I will probably switch to slingtv. After that I may try our cable companies...
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    Convert Garden to Pots?

    Ive always planted my pot in containers its easier to maintain the environment. It also lets me move them easier to be more stealthy. Although I no longer have to be stealthy. I could not resist SORRY..
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    Cable TV Next

    You navigate with arrow buttons clicking on icons or show names with a select button. At least with the roku ones youll have a better experience with the more expensive models that have faster processors it navigates much faster. I have several of the latest cheap roku sticks and unless you know...
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    Cable TV Next

    You hook the coax cable directly to your TV. Your tv most likely has a QAM tuner on it. There should be a menu on the TV that says "scan for channels" somewhere on it. If it does find some stations youd have to get a splitter so you can use your internet still and perhaps a a/b switch so you...
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    Cable TV Next

    At least for me in Maine Time Warner/Spectrum does not block/encypt the OTA channels. So you get them for free if you pay for internet service. You can get them by scanning for new channels with a tuner on a TV. If you have Spectrum for internet its worth a try you may get a couple more stations.
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    Cable TV Next

    Ive had decent success pulling the old can you disconnect my service Im not willing to pay that much. Eventually I can get my bill lowered close to the introductory price. It takes a tremendous amount of patience though. Ive had to follow through on the threat once where I setup a cancellation...
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    Cable TV Next

    $55 Internet $2 ( landline basically 911 for my kids in a emergency ) $9 Netflix $10-20 for some form of cable tv ( I alternate between sling, directvgo, hulu ) They continually let you sign up for their promotions if you drop service for a couple months. So its pretty cheap. About $85 a...
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    No more dept store power equipment for me

    Read the reviews most the time you get what you pay for. But sometimes there are some cheap tools that actually are decent. I bought a electric chain saw for $40 from Lowes. I wanted it to cut at stumps and not destroy my good chainsaw with dirt. It worked wonders I was able to cut several...
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    Utility sink with septic system?

    The only thing Ive ever said was flushable wipes are not actually flushable so stop buying them.
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    Utility sink with septic system?

    I can imagine how that conversation would go. Honey please put your nasty used tampon in the trash don't flush it down the toilet or change it at work. They float to the top of the tank when its pumped out you can see them floating they never make it to the field. Ive always got our system...
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    Utility sink with septic system?

    Ive lived in two homes both which were extremely sandy. Septic fields in one of the homes is some 50 years old now still works fine. Ours currently is 35 years old never had a problem. I think a lot of it has to do with what is under your system more then what you put in it.
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    What the cost of running my air pump?

    You pay about 16.7c per kw/hr. You have two parts of your bill supply and delivery. You didnt add the delivery cost in which is 562/68.5.
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    what brand and model of gar door opener y'all recommend ?

    I installed two of the Chamberlain ones they sell at Lowes 3 years ago. Haven't had any problems with them. They do have remotes but theres not much else SMART about them. They are chain driven and pretty quiet.
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    65 % of americans not preparing for retirement.

    My views somewhat changed on this recently. In my 20s I worked non stop basically when I woke up to when I went to bed. Literally didnt have enough time to spend the money I made. I saved a lot and through luck investing amassed considerable wealth. My wife sais it was good investing I usually...
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    Well pump replacement

    The plastic pipe can be tough to reuse. It takes the shape of the insert and will leak when you reuse that section so you cut it back and its too short now. Its pretty cheap at a plumping store couple bucks a foot just replace it back to the first joint.
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    Well pump replacement

    Id replace the whole thing. Youll need some additional black pipe its pretty hard to reuse. A plumping store will sell it by the foot its very cheap it will save you some headaches. Youve got a lot of issues going on with how its mounted it really needs to be on a stable mount. Wood is a no...