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    Quote Originally Posted by Cowboysrock55 View Post
    So I'm thinking about upgrading my thermostat. I've been considering getting a Nest. Wondering if anyone here has any experience with them or any recommendations.
    My friend has some birds I will ask her. Just a little wierd thing you have there, though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cowboysrock55 View Post
    So I'm thinking about upgrading my thermostat. I've been considering getting a Nest. Wondering if anyone here has any experience with them or any recommendations.
    I don't have it, but friends that do. No complaints.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pdom View Post
    I don't have it, but friends that do. No complaints.
    They look pretty legit and my thermostats just look old and shitty. Plus the local power company has a $100.00 rebate when you get one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cowboysrock55 View Post
    So I'm thinking about upgrading my thermostat. I've been considering getting a Nest. Wondering if anyone here has any experience with them or any recommendations.
    I have a Honeywell smart thermostat and I really like it.
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    Buying a new construction home, moving in next week. Probably will be stopping in here a bit.

    Anyone know anything about staining furniture? Got some dining room chairs that need an espresso stain.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Iamtdg View Post
    I have a Honeywell smart thermostat and I really like it.
    Yeah that's the other one I've been looking at. Pretty cool I get a $100 from the electric company for purchasing either of them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mschmidt64 View Post
    Buying a new construction home, moving in next week. Probably will be stopping in here a bit.

    Anyone know anything about staining furniture? Got some dining room chairs that need an espresso stain.
    What's a construction home? That is a new term to me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mschmidt64 View Post
    Buying a new construction home, moving in next week. Probably will be stopping in here a bit.

    Anyone know anything about staining furniture? Got some dining room chairs that need an espresso stain.
    I would sand them down good with at least 220 grit sandpaper and use a tack cloth and air compressor to blow all of the dust off.

    Then just get an old rag and dip in the stain and start covering the chair.

    Staining is a lot like spray painting...you just want to apply a light layer.

    You might want to have a small foam brush to catch any build up in the cracks or corners.

    If it's not dark enough once it's dried, apply another light staining.

    Once you're happy with the color it's time to poly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cowboysrock55 View Post
    Yeah that's the other one I've been looking at. Pretty cool I get a $100 from the electric company for purchasing either of them.
    The one I got is pretty cool. Full-on scheduling abilities. Ability to adjust it remotely from an app on your phone. I like it. Not sure how much the Nest is, but this one I got for like 50 bucks on a black Friday deal.
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    So essentially, someone else could control your thermostat.

    I won't be having that shit in my home.

    No internet-connected refrigerator, no smart device that controls my home's appliances.

    Fuck every bit of that.

    Those things aren't so time-consuming that I have to free up my schedule in such a manner to so heavily rely on technology to do it for me.

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