Tynan http://tynan.com Life Outside the Box en-us Wed, 01 Jul 2015 15:26:36 +0000 http://sett.com Sett RSS Generator Preventing Damage from Roof Leaks http://tynan.com/community/1208363 Replacing a roof is an expensive project, and can be avoided if it is regularly monitored and maintained. A roof should last for at least 20 years depending on the materials used, but any number of things can damage a roof enough that it has to be replaced before it is 2]]>

Replacing a roof is an expensive project, and can be avoided if it is regularly monitored and maintained. A roof should last for at least 20 years depending on the materials used, but any number of things can damage a roof enough that it has to be replaced before it is 20 years old. One of the major reasons for roof repairs and replacements is due to leaks that go unnoticed until it is too late and there is too much damage. Here are a few ways to prevent your roof from being damaged by leaks.

Regularly maintaining your roof

After each season change it is wise that you climb up on top of your house and check your roof for any damage done by extreme weather. Roofs are typically constructed to withstand the harshest of weather conditions, but there is no way to control how harsh the weather really is, and often times roofs need repairing and maintenance after major storms in order to prevent major damage. Regular checks and maintenance of your roof are definitely worth the hassle because it is the easiest and quickest way to find damage and prevent it from causing further and more expensive problems.

Signs of possible leaks

The Happy House Wife states that one of the sure fire ways to tell if there is a water leak in your roof is by watching from brown water spots on your ceiling or peeling paint around any skylights. Obviously if your shingles are falling off there is something wrong with the roof, and it needs to be taken care of immediately. Black spots or stains are a signal of mold, which must also be addressed as soon as possible. You can stop a leak from creating these problems by regularly checking your roof for leaks, and taking care of any minor or possible problems immediately.

Finding the source of a leak

Finding a leak can be tough, but if you know what to look for and when, it will be much easier. Take the time on a rainy day to climb into your attic and inspect the ceiling for any moisture that might be entering. Loose or buckling shingles are also a sign of possible leaks, and should be fixed before it is too late. Keep your downspouts and gutters cleaned out as frequently as possible to prevent clogs that can direct water onto the roof instead of down to the ground. You might even consider hiring a professional roofing contractor to check your roof for any possible leaks, and save you from major damages, as they know exactly what to look for. Home improvement news brought to you by bartonroof.com

Source: thehappyhousewife.com/home-management/how-inspect-roof-leaks/#_a5y_p=1914623

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Wed, 01 Jul 2015 09:05:31 +0000 http://tynan.com/community/1208363
Major Rialta remodelation http://tynan.com/community/88096 Hey all! so I'm starting to plan out how my RV interior layout will be on my 97 rialta (twin beds). Because I am looking at living in it full time in August of next year, I decided to change anything that I need to in order to minimize compromise from a small apartment. Some things I really wanted are a full size couch where I can fit 3 people comfortably, a full size desk with minimal compromises compared to a desk found in a regular home and lastly a full size queen bed, roughly 60" by 78". Of course, the Rialta doesn't have enough space for half of those things so I am hoping to take advantage of my mechanical engineering degree and design transformational furniture that does all those 3 things. Also I am hoping most things are spring aided so transforming the bed to desk or couch takes minimal effort.

it is in queen size bed configuration - the inside width of the rialta is about 82.5" the CAD model I have right now only uses a 78" foam mattress allosing for a bit over 2" on each side for all the arms/mechanisms. the bed would actually be raised to about where the back counter is (next to the window) so the space under it can fit your legs when you are in desk mode. I was thinking about convenience of making the bed/keeping order and I think all my sheets and blankets will have strong neodymium magnets sown into them to get them to stick to the sides when it is made or stick to a different surface during transition.

so in this picture the front side of the bed, roughly 20" can be easily lifted up with the aid of some springs on the arms.

The front part of the bed tilts to that position and is stopped by either something in the back of the RV or something mounted on the frame. next there is a mechanism to release the front portion of the top mattress allowing it to swivel somewhere in the rear portion like so.

so here we have a full size couch that can comfortably fit 3 people. the backrest is 20"which is about what couches are. The exposed bottom is 22" long which is pretty close to a couch once again.

I want to put a swivel and hiding TV screen next to the bathroom door so that people siting on this couch could watch tv/play videogames.

next to go into desk mode, the backrest of the couch goes back up and then the longer mattress part of the bed is lifted up and it swivels on the rear.

this exposes 2 monitors and some storage space for mouse/keyboard/books...

on the top portion there are some LED lights to illuminate some pictures on the back board

below the desk there is a keyboard tray / extensions that slide out on the sides for extra desk space.

I am currently in the process of tearing everything out of my RV so I can get a better idea of the usable volume of things I can move - heater/ water heater... vs things that I don't want to move or area that isn't usable (water tank - wheel cutouts)...

Wish me luck!

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Wed, 11 Dec 2013 06:31:15 +0000 http://tynan.com/community/88096
Schoolbus Conversion: Hank Bought a Bus http://tynan.com/community/61783 Here's his floorplan: And a throwbac]]> http://www.hankboughtabus.com/a-tour-of-the-bus/

Looks pretty cool! It's too big for what I'm looking for, but I love the look of the wood paneling. Great for road trips though!

Here's his floorplan:

And a throwback to Tynan's old bus...




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Fri, 23 Aug 2013 20:08:42 +0000 http://tynan.com/community/61783
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Wed, 17 Jun 2015 07:32:39 +0000 http://tynan.com/community/1203365
Rialta: Waste System http://tynan.com/community/163045 Let's get personal... I'm curious what everyone's expectations are, surrounding their waste systems, how much odor it gives off, etc.

My general usage would probably be considered light: I'm in the office everyday, during the day + usually don't spend the bulk of weekend time in the RV. So I don't accumulate much.

However, it seems like time, not quantity, is the biggest factor, when it comes to odors. Any amount of waste - from only 2 or 3 #1s all the way to a half-full tank of everything - seems to become noticeable (even if just slightly) after a week or two.

Also, whenever I drive, the black tank has to be empty. My experience is that any amount of waste - again, even only 2 or 3 #1s - will create noticeable odors whenever you drive for more than 20-30 minutes and they'll find their way up to the driver's area.

Finally, I've been A/B testing using a tank deodorant. I think I read HandyBob say that he doesn't use any tank deodorant because, in his opinion, needing to use a deodorant means the seals on your waste system aren't sufficiently keeping odors out + that's what you need to fix.

From my testing, I've decided that tank deodorant helps, a little bit.

What's everyone's general expectations and experience with this? Does any of it match the above?

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Rolexes: Why They're Awesome and How to Get Them Dirty Cheap http://tynan.com/community/buyrolex SHORT VERSION: Here is a link to my saved search on eBay that shows cheap Rolexes that are probably worth buying. Read on to see why. A month ago or so I wrote a post called, No One Cares if you Buy a Rolex. If you didn't read it and don't feel like doing any link-clicki]]>

SHORT VERSION: Here is a link to my saved search on eBay that shows cheap Rolexes that are probably worth buying. Read on to see why.

A month ago or so I wrote a post called, No One Cares if you Buy a Rolex. If you didn't read it and don't feel like doing any link-clicking, the gist of it was that when I was younger I bought a Rolex, assuming that people would be really impressed, but in the end no one noticed or cared. You can't buy your way into being interesting.

Ironically, in writing that post, I remembered how much I loved my Rolex, despite the fact that no one else cared about it. At the same time, I had stopped really using the advanced features of the Suunto GPS watch that I had, and was thinking about getting some different watch.

Maybe I ought to get a Rolex, I thought...

Getting something as a status symbol is really lame. Although Rolexes are seen as status symbols (again... that's mostly in theory because no one ever notices them), they're also really excellent watches. I don't think most people understand just how good a Rolex really is.

A Rolex (with the exception of a now discontinued line called the Oysterquartz) is a mechanical watch. That means that it doesn't have batteries and doesn't have a quartz crystal. It has a spring that is wound up either by twisting the crown, or by harnessing the energy generated through wrist movement using a rotor. The spring powers one hundred and fifty moving parts to deliver really accurate time (gaining or losing only a few seconds a day).

To be clear, a $9 quartz watch is probably more accurate than a Rolex. But then again, a photograph is more accurate than a Monet. There's something to the art of it-- the fact that these one hundred and fifty moving parts continue to work for years on end, powered only by flicks of the wrist, through conditions as varied as scuba diving hundreds of feet deep in the ocean to climbing mount Everest.

Rolex isn't the only mechanical watch to be able to do this (Omega and Tag Heuer are similar, and I'm sure there are others I don't know about), but they are real pioneers in the field and, in terms of balancing accuracy and reliability, there is no better.

The point of all this is that a Rolex isn't a jewelry watch like a Gucci watch would be. A gucci watch would most likely be a quartz watched stamped with a bunch of logos. If they do have a mechanical watch, it would have been developed by someone else, made in China, and then stamped with logos.

I personally love the idea of a manual watch. To me it's a triumph of humanity that these things exist. I love the idea that such a rugged and precise machine can be built, and that it can fit in my watch, hidden in a tiny case.

The next most interesting thing about a Rolex is that although the price tag is quite high, it could be argued that the cost of owning one is negative. That's because Rolexes tend to appreciate over time, mainly because the style hasn't changed drastically since inception, making a 40 year old watch look roughly new.

I bought my first Rolex in 2001 for $1400. Today it would sell for $1900 if I hadn't lost it. That's not an incredible return, but it's very low risk (insure the watch from theft/loss for $30/year if you want to really make it low risk), and you get to have a cool watch for many years.

Even more interesting is that right now there are insane deals to be had on Rolexes. I actually have three of them right now because I didn't realize how plentiful good deals are, and I kept jumping on deals I thought were 'once-in-a-lifetime' deals. Some examples:

1. I bought a 1991 Air-King for $1250. I thought I was going to keep it, but one week and two Rolexes later, it's going up on eBay. I estimate that it's worth around $1700-2000.

2. I bought a 1980 DateJust for $1700. I should be able to sell this one for $1900-2000, maybe more.

3. I bought and will keep a 1999 DateJust with a diamond dial for $2100. If I wanted to sell it today, I could get around $3000.

If you combine a really good deal with years of modest appreciation, you're looking at buying a really excellent watch and earning 5-10% per year average on the "investment". On the other hand, any cheap watch you buy will tend to lose value over time. I loved my Suunto and got some really good use out of it, but I sold it for about half what I paid for it after a couple years.

Anyway, I'm not trying to convince you to buy a Rolex. I'm just trying to explain what makes them worth having, and will share some tricks to getting them really cheap. My guide to buying a Rolex will focus on the DateJust, which is the classic dress watch (that can still be worn scuba-diving), but most of the tips will work for any model.

The key dates to know for a DateJust are as follows. In 1978 Rolex introduced a "quickset" feature, which makes it much faster to switch the date at the end of a 28-30 day month. My first Rolex was a 1974 and not having quickset wasn't that big of a deal, but it's a nice feature and 1978 is a good starting point.

In the late 80s, Rolex switched the crystal from acrylic to sapphire crystal. Opinion is divided on this, with most collectors and enthusiasts favoring the acrylic crystal. Acrylic definitely looks better and doesn't hold fingerprints as much, but it is easier to scratch. Buffing out scratches with a polishing cloth is pretty easy. Sapphire, on the other hand, is pretty much impossible to scratch. I prefer Sapphire because I tend to do things that risk scratching the watch, but it's a personal choice.

In the mid nineties, the case was switched to a holeless case. This is a very minor difference-- the pins that hold the bracelet onto the watch are hidden. Since then there have been no notable improvements. The quickset movement is called a 3035 and the next evolution, introduced in 199x is called the 3135. Both of them have their strong points and their supporters-- the point is that very little has changed over the years, so you can buy an old Rolex and it's essentially the same as a new Rolex. The 1980 DateJust and the 1999 DateJust I currently have are the exact same color schemes and both keep time with the same level of accuracy. Other than the different crystal, the holeless case of the newer one, and the less worn band of the newer one, they are indistinguishable.

Because you're working with around 20 years of available Rolexes (I've never seen great deals on the newest ones), you will have a LOT of watches to choose from. This means that you can take the approach of lowballing everybody until someone accepts your deal. Given the current economy, pretty much everyone takes your offer. I've really been amazed at how cheaply people are willing to let go of these watches.

The two major places to look are Craigslist and eBay. On Craigslist, just search for Rolex with an upper price of $2500. I wouldn't ever pay more than that. A late 70s watch should go for closer to $1600. Whenever you see a watch, offer a really low price that's $100 more than most people will offer. In other words, offer $2100 instead of $2000, $1600 instead of $1500. I almost got a watch for $1300 just because everyone else was offering $1200, but someone paid his full asking price at the last minute.

Don't get attached to any given watch. in this economy a lot of people are selling their Rolexes, so another one will come up. If you overpay, or fail to get a really good deal, you're largely negating the good-deal benefit of buying a Rolex.

On Craigslist the biggest advantage you can have over other sellers is to be really easy to deal with. Most people on Craigslist are not. My initial email might look something like this:

"Hey, I'm interested in the Rolex you're selling on Craigslist. I don't mean to insult you, but I think the watch is worth about $1600. I know you're asking for more, but if you're interested in that price, I can meet you at your convenience with cash in hand."

The last watch I bought was from a really nice guy who I sent a similar email to. When I bought the watch he thanked me for being so easy to work with and kept saying how glad he was to be done with selling it. Selling on Craigslist is annoying. We both know he could have gotten a bit more money if he held out, but he would have had to meet with a bunch of unreliable people who wouldn't show up with cash, or would try to renegotiate after agreeing on a price. Convenience is worth something.

If you're buying on eBay, you again want to email offers in. Most buy it now prices aren't that great, and auctioned Rolexes, by definiton, go for market price. The ideal watch to offer on is one that's been on eBay for a few days with no bids. At that point the seller might start to wonder if it's going to get bid up or just get sold for his opening price. The Air-King I bought had a starting price of $1000 and no bids. I offered $1250 and he took it. My guess is that if he left it on eBay it would have sold for $1700 or more.

Many sellers will also list buy it now prices that are unrealistic. Email them and offer them much less. I haven't actually bought one this way but I've gotten some really solid counter-offers back.

With eBay sellers you don't really need to worry about fakes. Just look for good feedback, and if it does turn out to be fake, eBay buyer protection will cover you. In person if you don't know what to look for, you might be better off meeting at a watch store, where they can verify that it's real. It's pretty easy if you know what to look for, so they probably won't charge you for the service. If they do, it would be $10-20.

There are two color schemes for the DateJust, stainless steel and 18k gold / stainless two-tone. They are the same price right now because the stainless steel is more in style. However, because the two tone one has a real gold crown and bezel, and also real gold center links in the bracelet, it probably has a higher intrinsic value. If you like that look, I bet it will appreciate more than the stainless one over time. I prefer the stainless look, though, so I've bought only stainless ones other than my first one many years ago.

There are also two ways to make the watch significantly cheaper after buying it. If you're lucky enough to get one that comes with the Rolex boxes, you can sell those for $100-200 on eBay. Resale value isn't really impacted by not having the box (DO keep the certificate if it comes with it, though), so you may as well sell them and take the cash. I got boxes with my 1999 watch, and they're on ebay right now.

You could also consider selling the bracelet of the watch and buying an aftermarket one. An aftermarket bracelet costs $25-75 and is probably better than the one that came with the watch, since the one with the watch will be stretched out a bit from use. The original bracelets go for $300 or so on eBay, which is sort of crazy. The resale value of your watch WILL decrease if it comes with an aftermarket one, but probably not by as much as you gain by selling it.

Using all these tricks, you can easily get a nice Rolex for $1000-1500 that will sell for almost twice as much. There are so many good deals out there that if I wasn't so busy, I would probably start a side business reselling them. Here's an ebay link with the search I use to find Rolexes.

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Mon, 01 Jun 2015 07:01:47 +0000 http://tynan.com/community/1197230
How can we stop spam from this blog? http://tynan.com/community/1201097 It's been annoying and I'd prefer not to unsubscribe, even though the community section isn't very active these days. Can a delay be set up so that emails notifications of new community posts won't be sent for half a day, enough time for mods to delete the posts before notifications are sent?

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Thu, 11 Jun 2015 13:55:51 +0000 http://tynan.com/community/1201097
IS THAT RESERVATION APPLY FOR EVERYTHING http://tynan.com/community/1198847 there is india. In india that has many people traveling from train. And many trains arrive for that passenger around 60 year. But one thing remains same that disgusting our government policy for everything like 60 year old. There in trains has 80% people travel in general class, and 20% travel in reserve class. So according to them there should be general class should be larger than reserve. BUT you are shock that in india there is only 4 general class every train. All the class have the capacity of 24 class 20 reserve class and 4 general class. Then in train average <500 people travel in 80 sheet. In other site there is 40 people travel in 60 sleeping sheet. Government plan increase the train in every bujet, BUT not increase general class in single train.

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Sat, 06 Jun 2015 02:01:48 +0000 http://tynan.com/community/1198847
San Francisco Reader Meetup May 27th http://tynan.com/community/1187570 Hi Guys:

I'll be in San Francisco the last week of May, and I was thinking it would be cool to meet some like-minded people that read Tynan's blog.

I was thinking about meeting up at the Yerba Buena Gardens location of Samovar on Wednesday, May 27th from 6-8pm.

If you guys have any other suggestions, feel free to met me know.


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Sun, 10 May 2015 15:11:59 +0000 http://tynan.com/community/1187570