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Name: Mark Squibb
Date registered: May 25, 2011


Chief cook and web person.

Latest posts

  1. Hottub Troubleshooting Guide — February 4, 2021
  2. Yobit Token Theft — September 28, 2020
  3. Trading Plan — June 12, 2020
  4. RERA should be restricted within the easement — June 4, 2019
  5. RERA Declaration Analysis — May 29, 2019

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  1. A Big Gl ass Wall — 3 comments
  2. Chipcrete Experiment — 3 comments
  3. Knocking $27K off my roof — 2 comments
  4. The 5 Minute Tire — 2 comments
  5. Snow! — 1 comment

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Feb 04

Hottub Troubleshooting Guide

There are two reasons for low salt. Use the “Options” to check the salinity. If the salinity says low – the tub either needs salt or the cartridge unit is failing. Add 1/3 cup of salt. This should meaningfully increase the conductivity. If it doesn’t then it means the cartridge is failing. Replace the cartridge more »

Sep 28

Yobit Token Theft

Yobit is a crytpocurrency exchange. They have recently begun a marketing campaign to mint coins. They have effectively stolen over 8 million coins from my account. I have repeatedly contacted them with no meaningful response from support. DGB (and all other) wallets in maintenance mode DGB purchase creates a new wallet The new wallet 100% more »

Jun 12

Trading Plan

Play the Manipulation Plan: Predicted Scenario The FOMC announcements (Last Wednesday) results in a sharp drop starting 1 days prior to Powell speaks. Incomprehensible incompetence triggers loss of confidence. Which tends to end about 2 days later, usually Friday. This triggers 2 sell waves in addition to the organic weekend-exit wave. Sell Wave-1: Thurs observed more »

Jun 04

RERA should be restricted within the easement

The CCIOA Act defines “Common Elements” as real estate explicitly owned or leased by an association. [Case law later expanded this definition to include any property which is commonly used within a community.] “Common elements” means:(a) in a condominium or cooperative, all portions of the condominium or cooperative other than the units; and(b) in a more »

May 29

RERA Declaration Analysis

This presentation explores the potential legal effects of signing the Declaration document distributed by the RERA. I’m not an attorney – but if you have doubts use these talking points with your attorney before you decide to sign the declaration. Covenant Declaration Document

May 27

Just Say No!

This presentation addresses the Redstone Estates Road Association initiative to adopt CCIOA and declare submission of property rights to RERA. Inappropriate Language of Declaration: 1. Submission of Property. The property within the Association will be held, sold, conveyed, transferred, leased, subleased, and occupied subject to the following covenants, conditions, restrictions, and easements which will run more »

Jul 03

Is it really an Off Grid home?

Here is an appraisal error and how it contributed to a declined loan. Here is an appraisal that spooked a lender.  This appraisal describes an on-grid structure as off-grid.  The appraiser then tells the lender that off grid homes are a very small market. Here is a Fort Collins Magazine article that describes the structure … Continue reading Is it really an Off Grid home?

Jul 02

Is it Really a Berm Home?

Did you know most lenders will instantly reject a loan application when an appraiser describes a structure as “Berm Home”? Others will reject it when appraiser describes it as “Off Grid”? This presentation begs appraisers and lenders use clear language and accurate descriptions when describing energy features of structures. Here is an example where two … Continue reading Is it Really a Berm Home?

Oct 30

Squibbship and the outdoor whiz metric

Who ever thought a high end magazine would agree with my curious perspective that the ability step outside and go pee without neighbor complaint would figure as a article-worthy metric for quality of life? The project was officially dubbed a Squibbship.  Who would have thunk… Loading…

Jan 07

Finish Photos

Some photos of the near-finished product. We are still putting finishing touches, but have Certificate of Occupancy. YAY!

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