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Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-15-2012, 12:33 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 39,071
Posted By SteveVB
What model of saw do you have that rotates down...

What model of saw do you have that rotates down into the work? Never seen one of those since it would tend to push the work away from the sole plate and be very difficult to use and more than a...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-14-2012, 10:38 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 39,071
Posted By SteveVB
I've only needed to do it once on some Silestone,...

I've only needed to do it once on some Silestone, the C-Top guy is usually responsible for fit. But I I used a diamond blade on a grinder - ground into the finished surface so any chipping was on...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-14-2012, 09:28 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 39,071
Posted By SteveVB
Your plan B is a pros plan A A couple...

Your plan B is a pros plan A

A couple wacks with a hammer to knock out the drywall is crude but effective, or a utility knife and a minute of your time and you will be done - or you could spend...
Forum: The Mud Box 12-22-2011, 06:33 PM
Replies: 2,623
Views: 315,952
Posted By SteveVB
rail shipments

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2011-12-22/north-american-rail-freight-carloads-for-dec-17-table-.html?cmpid=yhoo

encouraging news- particularly I/M and trailers- which are finished goods.
Forum: The Mud Box 08-08-2011, 02:51 PM
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Views: 315,952
Posted By SteveVB
the administration is politically focused - much...

the administration is politically focused - much more so that previous admins I believe- so they obviously believe that some people are listening to the crap they put out. Blame the tea party, blame...
Forum: The Mud Box 08-05-2011, 11:11 PM
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Views: 315,952
Posted By SteveVB
Nope, no doubt- headlines attribute the 11%...

Nope, no doubt- headlines attribute the 11% market drop the last couple weeks to economy and europe- but its much simpler than that. The impending credit downgrade which anyone who can read should...
Forum: The Mud Box 07-18-2011, 09:45 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 5,458
Posted By SteveVB
my 2 cents Mutual fund is fine if you have...

my 2 cents

Mutual fund is fine if you have less than 50k to invest. Once you get over 50 you start looking at the dollars you are paying in fees it can be a decent sum.

I would buy an index...
Forum: The Mud Box 04-22-2011, 11:27 AM
Replies: 163
Views: 10,784
Posted By SteveVB
I wonder how many of those polled actually pay...

I wonder how many of those polled actually pay into the system. We have a huge problem with those who dont pay have a big say in who gets elected.

People have to realize that cuts to SS HAVE to...
Forum: The Mud Box 04-20-2011, 12:23 PM
Replies: 163
Views: 10,784
Posted By SteveVB
Wealthy, Illegals, Poor are all equally cheating...

Wealthy, Illegals, Poor are all equally cheating I would guess. But it doesnt fit the blame the wealthy slant in most "news" reporting right now. I see them all doing it- stand in line at the bank...
Forum: The Mud Box 04-19-2011, 10:08 PM
Replies: 163
Views: 10,784
Posted By SteveVB
The idiots on the Hill and Obama. We need...

The idiots on the Hill and Obama.

We need leaders who do not believe that Government is the answer. We can not continue to create agencys and departments for every percieved problem that is...
Forum: The Mud Box 04-19-2011, 04:38 PM
Replies: 163
Views: 10,784
Posted By SteveVB
Yep, and the spending is growing faster and...

Yep, and the spending is growing faster and faster the last couple of years. Obama and the idiots on the hill suck, what a huge mistake.

Why should the "rich" shoulder the burden for everyone...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-15-2011, 11:50 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,867
Posted By SteveVB
In my opinion thats kind of odd place for...

In my opinion thats kind of odd place for shrinkage to show up, if thats behind the toilet as it looks.
Likely shrinkage of some framing members, usually most noticable where there is a header or...
Forum: The Mud Box 01-26-2011, 11:31 AM
Replies: 2,623
Views: 315,952
Posted By SteveVB
Yep, OK not great. Big banks are reducing their...

Yep, OK not great. Big banks are reducing their allowances for bad debts, they are weathering the changes in the credit card act, they are making loans, and making money.


As an owner of BAC...
Forum: The Mud Box 01-14-2011, 01:55 PM
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Views: 315,952
Posted By SteveVB
I doubt you will see any big bank failures for a...

I doubt you will see any big bank failures for a good long time- they have restructured and recapitalized and with B3 capital requirements in place they are in a good place. Midsized banks not so...
Forum: The Mud Box 12-21-2010, 08:33 PM
Replies: 2,623
Views: 315,952
Posted By SteveVB
getting better...

No doubt wouldnt chase the market here, but wouldnt get out either. There arent as many cheap stocks as there were, but good news continues to flow it seems.

I wonder how much of his indicator is...
Forum: The Mud Box 12-01-2010, 03:52 PM
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Posted By SteveVB
My point was that a 10% profit is a 10% profit,...

My point was that a 10% profit is a 10% profit, after tax for both entities. Kind of a silly statement.

Ben that article seemed to have a slant, no?

How are big corporations favored? the tax...
Forum: The Mud Box 12-01-2010, 08:23 AM
Replies: 2,623
Views: 315,952
Posted By SteveVB
What? What loopholes do you think they have...

What?
What loopholes do you think they have that arent available to you that allows their 10% profit to be larger than your 10% profit? Assuming of course that you are comparing two corporations...
Forum: The Mud Box 11-22-2010, 09:47 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,017
Posted By SteveVB
We have one...

Our county government has one that is being built at our waste transfer station
( dump to most folks :)), I did a quick search and came up with this:
...
Forum: The Mud Box 11-11-2010, 05:03 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,330
Posted By SteveVB
Since you poked... Yep, they need homes,...

Since you poked...

Yep, they need homes, just not my rental homes...

As an ower of a house with a dog, it sucks to have extra maintance to do on the home.

As the owner of rental properties...
Forum: The Mud Box 11-11-2010, 04:14 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,330
Posted By SteveVB
cats suck when it comes to houses. Careless...

cats suck when it comes to houses. Careless occupants with DOgs cats can cause major headaches for owers of rental properties- the next tennant may not like the smell of urine...

Clean it as best...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-09-2010, 06:26 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 8,223
Posted By SteveVB
For what its worth you should always land sheet...

For what its worth you should always land sheet materials - drywall,CBU, Plywood - on a single stud, keeps everything in plane and you dont have to worry about movement.
Not always possible, but...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-09-2010, 06:14 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 8,281
Posted By SteveVB
That pony wall construction I do just as RJ...

That pony wall construction I do just as RJ described with one exception, I usually run the end post (2- 2x4, top plate dropped on inner stud) through the floor and is lagged to joist or joist...
Forum: The Mud Box 11-04-2010, 05:51 PM
Replies: 2,623
Views: 315,952
Posted By SteveVB
Sure did- closed out a couple days ago- still...

Sure did- closed out a couple days ago- still short bonds though, both thru ETFs . DZZ is a double short on gold. TBT is short on bonds- I sold some calls to protect the TBT position. Made a few...
Forum: The Mud Box 10-21-2010, 06:45 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,441
Posted By SteveVB
Ohh Yea.. fun, fun, fun, fun. I've installed...

Ohh Yea.. fun, fun, fun, fun.

I've installed my share, and I would agree with everything thats been said- be patient with the install, buy the best hardware kit you can find- Johnson is good, and...
Forum: The Mud Box 10-07-2010, 05:52 PM
Replies: 1,454
Views: 116,022
Posted By SteveVB
more on this disaster of legislation

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20101007/ap_on_he_me/us_health_overhaul_waivers

so this huge piece of ground breaking legislation that is to provide coverage for people without insurance needs an...
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