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Old 11-29-2007, 01:28 PM
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Oshun, what hoopla?
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Old 11-29-2007, 01:31 PM
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Skip, I meant what Village. You look familiar.
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Old 11-29-2007, 08:22 PM
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We will be coming down next month, what sources besides the TV Daily Sun do you use to find the Open Houses? Thanks for all of your great tips!
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I would like to know also...Anyone???
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When we were there last Feb. we went to several open houses ... some of the realtors will give you a list with all the open houses for that day. Maybe if you are working with a realtor, they would be willing to set this up for you on a daily basis ... all it takes is a copy of the office listings.

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Old 11-30-2007, 09:38 PM
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I leave my home for 4 months in the summer and go north. I saran wrap the toilets and put a small amount of cooking oil in the toilets and all the drains. I also cover the drains with magnetic covers same as the ones used to cover heating vents. You cut the magnetic cover to fit the drains. I set my thermostat at 80 deg's. Last summer I had a humidistat installed but I was not comfortable with the setting so I turned it off. Wrong move because it shut off the power to the thermostat. The thermostat worked until the battery died. So make sure you have a fresh battery in the thermostat. Shut the water off and drain the lines enough to relieve the line pressure. Leave a light on a timer. Clean your dishwasher with Tang and then pour a little of the oil in the bottom also. Turn your ice maker off. Stop your newspaper and the will start it back if you give them a return date. Ask who ever is watching your house to turn on the ceiling fans and crack a window just before you arrive. Hope this helps.
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I leave my home for 4 months in the summer and go north. I saran wrap the toilets and put a small amount of cooking oil in the toilets and all the drains. I also cover the drains with magnetic covers same as the ones used to cover heating vents. You cut the magnetic cover to fit the drains. I set my thermostat at 80 deg's. Last summer I had a humidistat installed but I was not comfortable with the setting so I turned it off. Wrong move because it shut off the power to the thermostat. The thermostat worked until the battery died. So make sure you have a fresh battery in the thermostat. Shut the water off and drain the lines enough to relieve the line pressure. Leave a light on a timer. Clean your dishwasher with Tang and then pour a little of the oil in the bottom also. Turn your ice maker off. Stop your newspaper and the will start it back if you give them a return date. Ask who ever is watching your house to turn on the ceiling fans and crack a window just before you arrive. Hope this helps.

What, pray tell, does cooking oil (vegtable oil, olive oil , ?) do in the toilet (bowl?), drains and dishwasher?

You turn off the water and relieve the pressure - because you're afraid of a burst pipe?

Tang in the dishwasher because______________?

How about mail?
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Chuck,
Vegetable oil leaves a thin layer over the water that retards evaporation. I am supprised you don't know about tang! Tang is a orange drink that is basically citric acid, it will clean the dishwasher. The biggest problem when you return is the pump shaft will not turn because of the calcium build-up. The Tang will clean it and the oil will lubricate the shaft around the seal. Yes I am concerned about the water supply line to the icemaker springing a leak. I forward the mail from they day I leave until 10 days before my return then have it held until my return.
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