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Old 06-13-2020, 10:01 AM   #321
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Old 06-13-2020, 04:20 PM   #322
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Well, I went and got one for me, too. Mine was a bit more @ $4k.

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Old 06-13-2020, 05:12 PM   #323
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Robbie, I would love to see photos of your completed project. I am currently getting bids for a new walkway, driveway, 4 sidewalk squares and the driveway between the street and sidewalk. We are going with stamped concrete stained in a charcoal grey. So far the bids are between $10k - $12k.

Next we will tackle the walkway and patio in the backyard, we want to tear out what is there, put in new decorative concrete and have a new structure built.

Since we can't travel we are working through our home improvements list. It will be good to do it now while we still have time to enjoy it. We fixed up our last house before putting it on the market and never got to enjoy the improvements.
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My Brother in Law, the landscaper, will be over Monday to lay out the plan for the plants and the planters. From my experience the concrete work should be around $10 / sq-ft.

Yeah, I agree about the dough, we're not traveling either and the restaurants are still take out only. They say your landscaping should be 10 to 15% of home value and this will be somewhere between 15 and 20.
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Bought a sauna kit and am in the process of installing it. The kit showed up without the star attraction (the heater and controls), so am stuck waiting. Not that I can't just go outside to begin sweating, hehe!
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Bought a sauna kit and am in the process of installing it. The kit showed up without the star attraction (the heater and controls), so am stuck waiting. Not that I can't just go outside to begin sweating, hehe!
Looks really nice. Too bad about the delay for the heater!

I built mine 16 years ago and we still enjoy it immensely.
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Looks really nice. Too bad about the delay for the heater!

I built mine 16 years ago and we still enjoy it immensely.
Looks nice too!

And I got a UPS notice... getting the heater today!
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Looks nice too!
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Bought a sauna kit and am in the process of installing it.

Sauna looks great.

Iím in the research phase of home sauna installation and have seen various sources mention ventilation. A low air inlet and a high vent to promote circulation.

Does the exit vent have to connect to outside the house basement or does the warm air get released into the basement?

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SDoes the exit vent have to connect to outside the house basement or does the warm air get released into the basement?
Not a problem. I've built basement saunas in our last two houses. Just have a vent below the heater and another up near the ceiling, preferably on the opposite side of the room. That way you get gentle air circulation and it exhausts right into the basement and dissipates naturally.
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Not a problem. I've built basement saunas in our last two houses. Just have a vent below the heater and another up near the ceiling, preferably on the opposite side of the room. That way you get gentle air circulation and it exhausts right into the basement and dissipates naturally.


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I bought a Fishman mini guitar amp and a Ditto looper. $665....blowing dough!
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DW has a mild case of COPD, and does not do well at altitude. In fact when we were in Taos, at 7000 feet, her oxygen level dropped.
The other problem, is cabin altitude on an airplane is between 6000 and 7000 feet. This causes a problem for her.
Another issue is that one of her sons moved to Nevada, and if we want to drive up to see his family, the passes are over 7000 feet, no matter which route we take.

Thank goodness, she is not seriously ill, but Medicare requires the oxygen level to be 88% or less before they will buy a concentrator for a patient.
I spoke to Inogen, and they offered a $1000 discount on their newest model.
We had to jump through some hoops with a pulmonologist, but we got the prescription.
Total cost for a G5 concentrator, cables, battery and case was $1500. We added a double battery and a backpack for another $500.

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DW has a mild case of COPD, and does not do well at altitude. In fact when we were in Taos, at 7000 feet, her oxygen level dropped.
The other problem, is cabin altitude on an airplane is between 6000 and 7000 feet. This causes a problem for her.
Another issue is that one of her sons moved to Nevada, and if we want to drive up to see his family, the passes are over 7000 feet, no matter which route we take.

Thank goodness, she is not seriously ill, but Medicare requires the oxygen level to be 88% or less before they will buy a concentrator for a patient.
I spoke to Inogen, and they offered a $1000 discount on their newest model.
We had to jump through some hoops with a pulmonologist, but we got the prescription.
Total cost for a G5 concentrator, cables, battery and case was $1500. We added a double battery and a backpack for another $500.

IMO, it was money well spent.
That was a great price !
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Just wrote a check for $142,571 for 2019 Federal Taxes. Does that count as blowing dough? (I had safe harbor, so no penalties or interest)
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