Mark Squibb

Chief cook and web person.

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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 …

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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% …

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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 …

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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 …

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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

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 …

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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?

Bandsaw 101

Using a portable bandsaw mill looks easy – just put the log in the cradle and cuta away. Well… Not so much. After a mountain of scrap, and probably 20 hours of unnecessary cuts – I eventually dialed in a method of efficiently cutting a log. This tutorial enables a beginner with a bandsaw mill […]

Download the Design Here

Here is the link to download the sketchup model of the house.   Sketchup is a great freeware 3D modeling program formerly owned by google. It is now managed by a group out of Boulder. It’s a great program. When I invested the 2 weeks of long days building the model, I often wondered if […]

Chipcrete Experiment

This experiment is in search of an affordable floor.  At 2000 sq/ft, a 4 inch thick floor is about 25 yards, 3  truckloads of concrete, about $3K in concrete, delivered. A week rental on a concrete sander prices out at about $1000. So – the hard DIY price on a sanded concrete floor is $4k.  Since I have a …

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