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Thanks personalliberty for your suggestions. My son has filed a complaint with the Orange Co. District Attorney and will see if anything comes of that. Staff at Tulving just hang up the phone now when he calls.
He asked for his money back at one point but they just say they will not do that.
My son ordered a "monster box" of silver eagles on Nov 11 from Tulving for about $11,000. They were to be delivered to our home in Maryland. As of this date there has been no delivery and Karen gives me no information except to say that "they will eventually come". I have called her repeatedly over the past 3 months.
Chris, please take Tulving off your list of "Good Vendors to Consider" for the purchase of gold and silver. I have also purchased very significant amounts of product from him over the years and had no problem but something is badly wrong there at this point.
Thanks so much Arthur for the link. That presentation was just incredible.
Thanks for the link. Good article. I have recently read articles proposing that water shortages and use are the greatest immediate problem facing humanity. The dam building issue has multiple aspects: Maybe good for dams to capture that fresh water and hold it since glaciers cannot perform that function as warming increases. Maybe bad for all but China when they extract the electrical power and direct agricultural/drinking use for themselves. That will give them life and death control over their neighbors. Earthquakes could also be the source of major disasters if a massive dam ruptures.
I see the problem as one of getting folks to take a look at themselves. Unfortunately, this seldom happens until things get pretty bad. Then we are forced to deal with reality and not continue on in our illusions. I just hope the "trigger" event is not globally fatal. I believe readers and staff here can take some consolation in the fact that the posts and discussions here are helping prepare fertile ground that will make the transition process much easier once change is triggered.
My home has a simple PVC 4-6 in. diameter vent pipe about 25 feet high extending from below the basement slab in the gravel layer to a foot or two above roof line. The warm air in the pipe creates a convection flow upward since the pipe is kept warm within the envelope of the house. Make up air is drawn in through an horizontal pipe that begins on the opposite side of the basement from the vertical vent pipe. It is buried down below grade as it leaves the house and then exits to open air about 20 feet from the basement wall. (The grade slopes away from the house at this point.) I would guess that in the summer with A/C on in the house, the air flow in the system may reverse and flow down the vent pipe and out through the buried make-up air pipe. In either case, the radon is vented out of the house. You would need to include the root cellar area and slab it over also to make this passive system work.
This was approved by my local county inspectors in Montgomery County, MD. Of course a scheme like this depends on a reasonable amount of gravel below the basement slab, preferably covered with plastic sheeting before the slab is poured. If you have such a basement this could work quite well.
If you can’t do this, consider a creating a constant low flow of fresh air through the basement and use a small solar panel and several batteries to power the vent fan which would exhaust the air..