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gonefirefightin

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I'm kinda thinking that I should do this, as 3/4 of this work is (profit for them, but also) things to fix the flashing, etc. that are independent of the reinforcement work.

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Jesus H phucking christ, what a rip off, that is one of the most padded quotes I've ever seen.

If you were going to do it yourself I would estimate your cost be much much lower,

Concrete would be under a grand, no need for a pump if you buy a midmixer, materials would def be under 8k if you shop right, dumpster rental would be 800ish, I bet you would be in the 10-13k mark if you didi it yourself if you have the tools, and know how.
 

SkaredShtles

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Jesus H phucking christ, what a rip off, that is one of the most padded quotes I've ever seen.

If you were going to do it yourself I would estimate your cost be much much lower,

Concrete would be under a grand, no need for a pump if you buy a midmixer, materials would def be under 8k if you shop right, dumpster rental would be 800ish, I bet you would be in the 10-13k mark if you didi it yourself if you have the tools, and know how.
Tell me you don't live anywhere near the Fraser Valley without actually telling me. :D
 

gonefirefightin

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I've never met him actually. All been asynchronous visits, sending engineering plans via PDF, etc.

if you want to do it for $20k then I'll fly you out and you can live in the house for the weeks :D

here's what's being done:

So are you re-using most of the materials then, just a ledger, hottub piers, and some hardware? Or new composite as well?
 

Toshi

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So are you re-using most of the materials then, just a ledger, hottub piers, and some hardware? Or new composite as well?
Decking and all framing and piers except for the two new ones (and the ledger and its hardware) will be the OG materials. The Trex is new as of 2 years ago anyway as are most of the framing save for the big-boi beams.
 

gonefirefightin

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Decking and all framing and piers except for the two new ones (and the ledger and its hardware) will be the OG materials. The Trex is new as of 2 years ago anyway as are most of the framing save for the big-boi beams.
yeah, that bid is ridiculous, I was curious why I didn't see any real materials numbers in there. But I also suspect you don't have the time nor the tools to get it done in a timely manner. I think the most expensive part of that job would be rentals and day labor to lift the other end of the large materials.
 

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Mountain house: now with 100% more PV on the roof. ‘Tis but a wee 5.67 kW array given that the house doesn’t see use at all times of the year even between us and renting parties.

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Toshi

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Skiing was done. Snow was good. Ludicrous line at base but ghost town after lunch? I won’t complain. Several times skiing to the front of the singles line with 1-5 people ahead of me, so like a minute or two “line”.

vid of stupid lines here. Also me skiing some


Broke a zipper pull! And not just the pull itself. Will put in a support request as I like my jacket. Last photo is an example of a highly acceptable Explorer line

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Skiing was done. Snow was good. Ludicrous line at base but ghost town after lunch? I won’t complain. Several times skiing to the front of the singles line with 1-5 people ahead of me, so like a minute or two “line”.

vid of stupid lines here. Also me skiing some


Broke a zipper pull! And not just the pull itself. Will put in a support request as I like my jacket. Last photo is an example of a highly acceptable Explorer line

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Yeah, I had a patagonia that had a design where the zipper pull was held in basically by a little clip and if it ever came out, you'd never get anything to hold in it, like when you can use a paperclip or something in a pinch if your zipper pull breaks. Screw that, Return Equipment Indefinitely
 

Toshi

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do you ever ski the other side of the hill? I mean, crowds are everywhere, but you can hot lap great, steep terrain without those lines.
I’ll do some Challenger laps with mariko tomorrow hopefully with some good powder. But it’s not feasible otherwise given the two kids in Devo (which meets and picks up in front of Balcony House/by Arrow) and the third in ski and ride school way over past Gemini that way.
Yeah, I had a patagonia that had a design where the zipper pull was held in basically by a little clip and if it ever came out, you'd never get anything to hold in it, like when you can use a paperclip or something in a pinch if your zipper pull breaks. Screw that, Return Equipment Indefinitely
REI went to one year returns some years back, no? Which is totally sane.
 

gonefirefightin

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Skiing was done. Snow was good. Ludicrous line at base but ghost town after lunch? I won’t complain. Several times skiing to the front of the singles line with 1-5 people ahead of me, so like a minute or two “line”.

vid of stupid lines here. Also me skiing some


Broke a zipper pull! And not just the pull itself. Will put in a support request as I like my jacket. Last photo is an example of a highly acceptable Explorer line

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lol, I believe you got your money out that jacket.
 

Toshi

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Any tailor shop can fix that zipper..or just replace it yourself via one purchased on Amazon.
Amazon zipper pull won’t work since the metal part broke. Nothing to affix it to. yes, a tailor could replace the zipper. But Arc’teryx also should for free under warranty with OEM quality
 

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Thanks

I backed into the side of a CX-5 pulling around me in the chaos of Utah Junction just now. Whoops.
 

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Vids here (and a few shorter ones in the quoted post, too)


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two screenshots to whet your appetites

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view from top of Panoramic

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current state of the side o' driveway snow pile from the plow guy
 

Toshi

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My three babies are currently the following lengths

a tiny bit above 60”
similarly a touch above 50”
40”
 

Toshi

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You can replace just the slider part. It wouldn't be blue anymore but..

That's if their warranty doesn't come through. It'd be a total waste to trash a jacket because of that little thing.
Arc'teryx is going to send me a closest-matching-color slider replacement kit. New slider + new top stop. Old top stop is snipped away, old slider slid off, new one slid on, new top stop crimped into place. Seems easy enough.

:)
 

Toshi

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Post of limited audience but potential high impact for those in my position:

I bought a BEV in May 2023 after going under a written binding contract (per the IRS's definition) to buy it in June 2022. June 2022 was before the Inflation Reduction Act was signed, in August 2022, so I should have been grandfathered in under the old EV tax credit rules, which notably didn't have an AGI clause at all for buyers.

Anyway, I couldn't figure out how to claim this credit, but found this at last:

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The long and short of it is that even though it was delivered in 2023 ultimately, I will claim this tax credit as an amendment to my long-ago-filed 2022 taxes! Awkward but that's what it says, and that explains why 2023 taxes have no mention of the transition rule or the like.

Source: https://www.irs.gov/pub/taxpros/fs-2023-22.pdf
 
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Toshi

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Giving this ozone system a try

they claim one doesn’t need detergent any more!

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6thElement

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S was working with them a while back, we had one of those for free that I didn't want to install as I didn't want something else to maintain. It caused some friction and we sent it back.

I could have probably gotten you a deal still :p