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  1. Shawn Solar

    Hi-Def Security Cameras?

    Insurance companies do require cameras in some cases otherwise they'd cancel coverage. It happened to a client of ours a few years back. At this time I don';t know of a single insurance company that offers a discount for security cameras. Most however, do offer a discount on alarm systems. The...
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    Hi-Def Security Cameras?

    Having Installed numerous CCTV systems in the last 6+ years I must say I can't wait till compression/hard drives and computer based DVRS can record and handle the high amount of info of HD cameras at a reasonable cost. Most high res cameras are not even at 800X600 but slightly lower res. Most...
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    Anyone know why fiberglass insulation is pink?

    It is the spray glue they use to hold the fibers together. Sometimes the colour of the insulation also corrosponds to the R-rating or value. Yes I watch "How It's Made" and I don't care Who knows it. That episode was on yesterday lol
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    FS: Brand New Sealed Atlantic Tech P-2000 Pre-Amp(Outlaw 950 clone)

    No problem Gary, Looks like I may have a yamaha rx-v2400 up for sale soon. Good luck on the amps Gregg
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    FS: Brand New Sealed Atlantic Tech P-2000 Pre-Amp(Outlaw 950 clone)

    Hello Gary, I'm interested and will contact you via email
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    Leases and Credit Ratings

    Hello Jim, Yes, as I understand thus far I have to get a release letter from the financial company (Nissan Canada). Apparently, in most leases there is a clause stating that the original party is not released from the agreement and becomes a co-signer. In the last two years and because of...
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    Leases and Credit Ratings

    Hello all, I was just wondering for all you financial types that, either understand, or work in the credit and financial profession can help me. The wife and I are looking to buy a home. Apparently the only thing affecting how much we can borrow is the lease on our two vehicles. My van is...
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    Looking for good wireless home security cameras

    lol another camera installer. I agree with justin. in my 6 years of installing I've only done one wireless camera. It was wireless because it had to be moved a lot. I have installed the bosch cameras as well and they are pretty good. I would only add a modulator to the cable tv feed so you can...
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    Smoke detectors - false alarms

    Hmm I know you vacuumed them try buying a can of air and blowing them out. The air can sometimes set off the smoke so beware. The one that goes off first could be the problem. Paint fumes can set them off too. Some detectors have heat detection built in too. It is a stretch but a sudden change...
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    FS Pioneer VSX 47TX Receiver

    sent a PM
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    Is the word "Canuck" offensive to Canadians?

    Just don't call me late for dinner;)
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    What's the best way to get rid of my Passat?

    I would suggest trading it in towards another car. I did that with my 2000 maxima when it started acting up. I let the dealer look at it and offer me his best price. I owed 4 yrs on it and I ended up owing 3k which was rolled into my new vehicle. Best part is I got about 3k in insentives to...
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    Big fat kitty cat

    I've seen a bijion frese that small little white dog that normally weighs 13-16lbs, well, I've seen the 38lb version at a customers place once. Funniest looking thing Little legs sticking out. The legs actually bent out(bow legged)
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    Home Theater installation business

    I would say that the home theatre installation business is kinda in a slump. I do believe it is the calm before the storm too. The main deciding factor is location, location, location. I also think one cannot just do home theatre but should diversify into other areas too. Like alarm and...