On Sun, 29 Nov 2009 08:54:13 -0800 (PST), " email@example.com"
Well, Bob the first person was not the "right buyer"! One rule I
found in RE is to get the "right buyer".
I bought my present house without ANY inspections - period.
The seller conceded a 25K amount from the list price.
buyers dont grow on trees at the end of summer in pittsburgh. most
sales occur spring to end of august. people want to get settled before
summer is over.
but hey be a hack maintaing your home, it doesnt hurt me at
I have a business selling stuff, its important to have good looking
stuff to sell.
wether its office equiptement or a house. people are fussy about
houses its usually the buyers largest lifetime purchase
I am. I want all the children on my block (approximately zero) to have all
the opportunities I had as a kid.
That's why I get medicine in non-childproof caps and leave my guns lying
about with nary a trigger-guard in the house.
Luckily, the U.S. did not ratify the recent UN treaty on landmines...
Well, I can confirm that assumption isn't true -- the pair on the one I
just installed were/are interrupted simply by the manual pull cord rope
passing between the beam. I had initially just set the two on the rail
supports while finishing the installation/adjustment and the rope
traveling w/ the carrier was/is sufficient. It's roughly a 1/2-sec
interruption based on door travel speed and rope diameter. No way could
wave a foot back and forth and not interrupt it.
Actually, on reflection it's much shorter time than that -- when first
started testing to adjust up/down travel limits, etc., didn't realize
the rope was crossing the beam at first as I had thought I had placed
them beyond it's travel point so kept thinking it was a binding/force
problem preventing closing/causing reversal.
Finally, after deciding couldn't be that, took the rope itself and flung
it across the beam and it still caused the unit to reverse. At that
speed it couldn't have intersected and occluded the beam for more than a
few tenths of a second. I'd conclude from that there's no time delay at
all in the standard-duty models anyway.
I've not taken time to figure out what input it expects but I'm
wondering if the present-day ones aren't a current loop instead of
simple continuity as a jumper alone isn't enough. I presume a
properly-sized resistor across the terminals would do the trick to fake
the correct input impedance but it is, of course, simpler to just make
Can't argue with sound logic that if something hasn't happened in 20
years it will never happen.
I actually disconnected, removed and sold the air bags in the car since
I have never been in an accident that required them so I never will...
Given the litigious society we're living in, I'd be concerned about the
liability falling on me if that one in a million chance accident
happened and crushed a kid's skull.
I wonder if my homeowner's/umbrella policy insurance would refuse to pay
if it was proven that I deliberately ignored the manufacturer's
instructions regarding those safety lights.
That, plus the guilt I'd have to live with for the rest of my life.
"There is no right way to do the wrong thing" (Thomas Huxley)
the same could be said of keeping your ancient 57 chevy on the road.
did you see the crash test between the 57 bel air and the 20008
the crash test dummy in the bel air died many times over, the 2008
driver would of walked away.
With a doorbell button just a few bucks why mess around defeating the
and put yourself at fiancial risk if someone dies?????
Do you really want to explain why you chose delibertly to not
use a required safety device if the rare, but possible accident
Yea, it has not happend to you in the last 20 years so it
won't happen next year......
That is _not_ so. Past history is immaterial for future in any process
w/ a fixed probability of occurrence. For example, for a fair coin the
probability of H is still 1/2 even if there hasn't been a head for the
last N tosses (immaterial of N).
On Wed, 25 Nov 2009 19:31:59 -0500, firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
Neither statement is 100% valid.
It depends on all kinds of things. In this instance, consider what
happens to the prob. of crushed kid after a "Now, go out and play in
the traffic, kids"-type mom moves in next door.
And if that doesn't convince ya, try:
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