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Forum: USA
Jun 28th 2022, 6:05 pm
Replies: 63
Views: 1,312
Posted By rbackhouse

Re: Water heater replacement

I paid $1500 for a 40 Gallon tank in 2015. The tank is in my garage though so that reduces the labor cost somewhat. Here is NC we have quite alot of houses that have their tank in the attic and that...
Apr 29th 2022, 11:31 am
Replies: 7,874
Views: 508,636
Posted By rbackhouse

Re: Let's talk about cars

You may be able to get away with this while the used market is good but when it start to downturn (and it will) you will to have to work harder on getting the best return. You typically get the best...
Forum: The Lounge
Feb 25th 2022, 1:08 pm
Replies: 42
Views: 1,157
Posted By rbackhouse

Re: Physical Media (music/video)

My Dad had a PL12D in the 70's,
My Brother went the Rega Planar 3 route while I went with the Revolver. He ended up with a Sondek LP12 which he still has although its been upgraded and serviced...
Forum: The Lounge
Feb 25th 2022, 12:02 pm
Replies: 42
Views: 1,157
Posted By rbackhouse

Re: Physical Media (music/video)

I did the same with vinyl too. From 1980 to 1986 I was an avid buyer (around 200 records) and then bought my first CD player for the same reasons. Couldn't stand the snap/crackle/pop and...
Forum: The Lounge
Feb 25th 2022, 10:49 am
Replies: 42
Views: 1,157
Posted By rbackhouse

Re: Physical Media (music/video)

I saw Peter Hook play a couple of years ago. If you get the same type of crowd I did then there won't be many to be able to say 'casue you weren't even born" to. In fact I felt quite young. There...
Forum: The Lounge
Feb 18th 2022, 5:43 pm
Replies: 42
Views: 1,157
Posted By rbackhouse

Re: Physical Media (music/video)

I no longer buy CD's however I will buy and download high quality digital versions for storage and playing locally at home via my HIFI.

I have not actually played a CD directly for about 10 years...
Feb 3rd 2022, 11:29 am
Replies: 7,874
Views: 508,636
Posted By rbackhouse

Re: Let's talk about cars

I did some buying and selling last year.

Sold a 2006 Honda Pilot and got a 2021 Honda Passport.
...
Jan 7th 2022, 10:38 am
Replies: 40
Views: 2,301
Posted By rbackhouse

Re: Internet - how much $$?

$99.99 for 400/20 Mbps with Spectrum Internet only.
Forum: USA
Nov 27th 2021, 9:50 am
Replies: 35
Views: 2,729
Posted By rbackhouse

Re: Traveling to the USA during COVID 19 lift

If you are flying AA or BA then you can use the VeriFly App to do the attestation form and upload your negative test results. AA has a dedicated check-in line at Heathrow for people using VeriFly....
Forum: USA
Nov 16th 2021, 2:18 pm
Replies: 11
Views: 817
Posted By rbackhouse

Re: Recommendation for covid test prior to flying to the US from UK?

You also have to fill out a "Mandatory travel attestation form"

https://www.delta.com/us/en/travel-planning-center/know-before-you-go/attestation...
Mar 26th 2021, 5:44 pm
Replies: 482
Views: 32,501
Posted By rbackhouse

Re: Covid-19 Vaccination -- Have You Gotten It?

I got the J&J one yesterday at a Walmart Pharmacy about a hour away. No adverse effects for either me or my wife. My son, who take a medication that affects him immune system, had chills and sweats...
Jan 27th 2021, 11:57 am
Replies: 20
Views: 2,163
Posted By rbackhouse

Re: 17 Year Cicadas

I was (and still am) in NC in 2004 and don't really remember them being that bad. Certainly more of them but not really any loader.
Forum: USA
Feb 4th 2020, 3:13 pm
Replies: 25
Views: 1,736
Posted By rbackhouse

Re: Charlotte- Mecklenburg: Securing a school place

I think Wake County has had a lot more practice at it.
Forum: USA
Feb 4th 2020, 3:04 pm
Replies: 25
Views: 1,736
Posted By rbackhouse

Smile Re: Charlotte- Mecklenburg: Securing a school place

It could be worse. You could live in my area (Wake County) and deal with possible re-assignments every year :-)
Jan 4th 2020, 10:24 am
Replies: 9
Views: 665
Posted By rbackhouse

Re: Any cider fans?

I find the Bold Rock too sweet.

I've tried some of Austin Eastciders and found them pretty good. I must confess I'm partial to some Magners on draught when I can find it
May 26th 2019, 11:57 am
Replies: 18
Views: 2,577
Posted By rbackhouse

Re: an out interest question?

While I did get citizenship 6 years ago it did take me 20 years. I waited til my last 10 year green card was close to expiring.
Mar 27th 2019, 10:41 am
Replies: 433
Views: 54,640
Posted By rbackhouse

Re: What gig are you going to?

I guess you didn't listen to any of their stuff before going. I don't think I could ever describe any of their music as "folksy" :)

Hopefully they will be coming my way later on this year. I saw...
Mar 21st 2019, 2:42 pm
Replies: 43
Views: 4,740
Posted By rbackhouse

Re: Name 5 American movies that an expat should see before coming to the USA.

1) American Graffiti (cruising the strip)
2) Porkys (My favorite american high school movie)
3) Slap Shot (Ice Hockey sendup. The Hanson Brothers !! )
4) Two-Lane Black Top (On the highway Drag...
Feb 26th 2019, 1:09 pm
Replies: 7,874
Views: 508,636
Posted By rbackhouse

Re: Let's talk about cars

Have you checked out the Oil Dilution issues ? Seems there are lot of unhappy owners out there at the moment. Seems the new 1.5 turbo is causing headaches. Honda is quite new to turbos :-)

Do a...
Jan 29th 2019, 8:12 pm
Replies: 7,874
Views: 508,636
Posted By rbackhouse

Re: Let's talk about cars

I thought it stood for Found On Road Dead
Forum: USA
Jan 27th 2019, 3:30 pm
Replies: 16
Views: 2,873
Posted By rbackhouse

Re: Car Insurance

Not necessarily . I currently have a 4 cylinder that is a 1/3 more than my V8 and about double my V6
Forum: USA
Jan 21st 2019, 8:59 am
Replies: 13
Views: 1,615
Posted By rbackhouse

Re: Relocation to Chicago Area from UK

:goodpost: My wife was born in Oak Lawn. Not a place she would want to live anymore.
Jan 15th 2019, 7:26 pm
Replies: 7,874
Views: 508,636
Posted By rbackhouse

Re: Let's talk about cars

It's been reported that Ford and Chevy might share the same DCT Transmission in both the GT500 and Corvette C8
...
Jan 14th 2019, 1:58 pm
Replies: 7,874
Views: 508,636
Posted By rbackhouse

Re: Let's talk about cars

I'm going to be in a similar position when it comes time to replace my C7 Corvette. The new mid-engined C8 won't have a manual option either.
Jan 1st 2019, 12:00 pm
Replies: 185
Views: 14,006
Posted By rbackhouse

Re: What's your secret tv show obsession?

Once you finish Breaking Bad watch Better Call Saul its excellent too.
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