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  • McFodderMcFodder 'SploringRegistered User regular
    I will happily gift you an additional ~8C today, but you have to work out how to get it back to your place.

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  • SporkAndrewSporkAndrew Registered User, ClubPA regular
    Argh. Something so simple as cutting skirting boards to length is completely mashing my brain

    Three times now I've cut the joint in the wrong direction so the 45 degree angle is facing the wrong way so things won't meet properly in the corners. Luckily I've got quite a few offcuts because I'm also apparently bad at measuring so I've been filling gaps with those and hoping it'll all look ok with some filler and caulking

    It's because the mitre saw I'm using only tilts in one direction and I just cannot get my head around how to make a cut in the other direction by flipping the board. It doesn't help that the boards are over 5m in length so flipping them round isn't an easy prospect

    I'm also worrying about having enough to cover all the surfaces I need so every time something doesn't fit right all I can think of is the wasted money and time and having to scrape together some more money to order some more boards if I run out

    I just want to get painting! I'm good at painting!

    The one about the fucking space hairdresser and the cowboy. He's got a tinfoil pal and a pedal bin. His father's a robot and he's fucking fucked his sister. Lego. They're all made of fucking lego.
  • Blake TBlake T Registered User regular
    It might take longer, but grab the board, put it where it needs to be and sketch in the cut. When I did the flooring at my parents place, it was the only thing that helped us not make those mistakes.

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  • KadithKadith Registered User regular
    your boards should like the most convoluted treasure map you have ever seen before you make your cuts

    it's the only way to be sure

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  • SporkAndrewSporkAndrew Registered User, ClubPA regular
    Blake T wrote: »
    It might take longer, but grab the board, put it where it needs to be and sketch in the cut. When I did the flooring at my parents place, it was the only thing that helped us not make those mistakes.

    Yeah, I've started doing this. Luckily there's so many awkward bits that nothing has gone to waste so far - anything cut in the wrong direction I've managed to re-use around the chimneys, or the pillars, or anywhere else

    I'm on my last board and I've still got half a chimney and a pillar and a quarter to do, so it looks like I'm going to have to buy a whole 5.4m board for about 30cm of coverage.

    The one about the fucking space hairdresser and the cowboy. He's got a tinfoil pal and a pedal bin. His father's a robot and he's fucking fucked his sister. Lego. They're all made of fucking lego.
  • JansonJanson Registered User regular
    We’re getting our cats back soon, so I need to buy and install a cat door in the house-garage door! That way we can keep their litter box in the garage.

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  • SporkAndrewSporkAndrew Registered User, ClubPA regular
    60cm short. I didn't account for the little awkward bits around the chimneys or the other kink in one of the walls

    I wonder if I went into the builders merchants with a saw I could chop an end off without being noticed

    The one about the fucking space hairdresser and the cowboy. He's got a tinfoil pal and a pedal bin. His father's a robot and he's fucking fucked his sister. Lego. They're all made of fucking lego.
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  • StrikorStrikor Calibrations? Calibrations! Registered User regular
    Janson wrote: »
    We’re getting our cats back soon, so I need to buy and install a cat door in the house-garage door! That way we can keep their litter box in the garage.

    Make sure you check local code on that first. In Texas it's actually considered a fire hazard, and like everything is legal here.

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  • JansonJanson Registered User regular
    Strikor wrote: »
    Janson wrote: »
    We’re getting our cats back soon, so I need to buy and install a cat door in the house-garage door! That way we can keep their litter box in the garage.

    Make sure you check local code on that first. In Texas it's actually considered a fire hazard, and like everything is legal here.

    Ooh, thank you! I never even considered that. Hmm, I’ll avoid that then.

    Perhaps we’ll put the cat litter in the understairs closet, then!

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  • JansonJanson Registered User regular
    So we’re experiencing our first snow in our new house. Today we got more snow than Puyallup typically gets in a year, plus temperatures are dropping to 15 F/-9 C.

    The house hasn’t had any problems maintaining a temp of 66 F, and things seem fine; is there anything we should do overnight? We’re Californians/southern English people so snow is very alien to us.

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  • webguy20webguy20 Registered User regular
    Janson wrote: »
    So we’re experiencing our first snow in our new house. Today we got more snow than Puyallup typically gets in a year, plus temperatures are dropping to 15 F/-9 C.

    The house hasn’t had any problems maintaining a temp of 66 F, and things seem fine; is there anything we should do overnight? We’re Californians/southern English people so snow is very alien to us.

    Have you covered/wrapped all exposed spigots and pipes on the outside of the house? That is an important one. This would be a great time to do draft hunting in crawl spaces/attics/unused areas.

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  • JedocJedoc I fought THE POD and THE POD wonRegistered User regular
    Drip your taps if it's getting that cold. Open up your cold water faucets so they're dripping about once per second. If the pipes freeze, this will give the pressure an outlet so they don't burst. You can also leave your sink cabinets open to increase the amount of heat being absorbed by your pipes.

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  • webguy20webguy20 Registered User regular
    Also sand your walks and drive to prevent slipping.

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  • ShadowfireShadowfire Vermont, in the middle of nowhereRegistered User regular
    webguy20 wrote: »
    Also sand your walks and drive to prevent slipping.

    Gods yes. Please sand your walks and driveway, especially if you have people coming over.

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  • XaquinXaquin Right behind you!Registered User regular
    Is your house properly wendigo proofed?

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  • TheStigTheStig Registered User regular
    webguy20 wrote: »
    Also sand your walks and drive to prevent slipping.

    Wouldn't that just make them smoother and more slippery?!

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  • webguy20webguy20 Registered User regular
    edited February 5
    No. Sand is an good abrasive that provides excellent traction in icy conditions. As you walk on it, it digs into the icy surface and provides traction. You don't need a deep layer or anything, just a good solid dusting.

    You do have to re-apply after a melt and freeze cycle though, because it only works when it is on the surface of the ice, not in it. A good way to do it is to have a 5 gallon bucket next to your front door with a scoop, and when you walk to the car in the morning take a big scoop of sand and sprinkle it in front of you while you walk.

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  • Al_watAl_wat Registered User regular
    do you recommend a belt sander or just by hand?

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  • JansonJanson Registered User regular
    Thanks everyone! The taps are a-dripping tonight.

    I actually had weatherproofed the back yard tap (leading into the house) months ago when we first moved in and it was a maintenance thing I read about, but I never did the front yard tap (attached to the garage) and ooops I went out tonight and the hose it is attached to was already frozen solid. Uh oh.

    We lack sand for the walkways so we’ll just be careful and I’ll not invite anyone over...

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  • LaOsLaOs Registered User regular
    edited February 5
    Kitty litter can work in a pinch.

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    Because there's always the mail carrier at least.

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  • SporkAndrewSporkAndrew Registered User, ClubPA regular
    In other "andrew underestimates the size of the project" news, two tubes of caulk wasn't enough.

    Things are looking much nicer where I've caulked the edges of the joinery for the skirting / architrave, but because none of the walls are straight there's a lot of gaps to fill. I should've worn gloves, too, as I've worn down the pads on my index and pointer fingers to the point where there's a fair bit of blood smeared across the last section of skirting I got done.

    I'm going to try and start sizing the fresh plaster, tonight. In my head I've got this idea that if I start at 8 I'll be done by half 10 or so, but seeing as how undercoating the architrave, banister rails and stairs took 4 hours last week I'm probably going to make it to bed around midnight if I try and do it all at once.

    I just really want this finished.

    The one about the fucking space hairdresser and the cowboy. He's got a tinfoil pal and a pedal bin. His father's a robot and he's fucking fucked his sister. Lego. They're all made of fucking lego.
  • honoverehonovere Registered User regular
    Janson wrote: »
    Thanks everyone! The taps are a-dripping tonight.

    I actually had weatherproofed the back yard tap (leading into the house) months ago when we first moved in and it was a maintenance thing I read about, but I never did the front yard tap (attached to the garage) and ooops I went out tonight and the hose it is attached to was already frozen solid. Uh oh.

    We lack sand for the walkways so we’ll just be careful and I’ll not invite anyone over...

    It came up in another thread, you might be responsible for clearing the sidewalk in front of your property and liable for accidents that happen there because it was too slippery.

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  • SporkAndrewSporkAndrew Registered User, ClubPA regular
    I'm going to try and start sizing the fresh plaster, tonight. In my head I've got this idea that if I start at 8 I'll be done by half 10 or so, but seeing as how undercoating the architrave, banister rails and stairs took 4 hours last week I'm probably going to make it to bed around midnight if I try and do it all at once.

    Oh you sweet, Summer child

    Four hours got me about a quarter of the room done

    Any volunteers? I can pay in *checks* Hobnobs?

    The one about the fucking space hairdresser and the cowboy. He's got a tinfoil pal and a pedal bin. His father's a robot and he's fucking fucked his sister. Lego. They're all made of fucking lego.
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  • JansonJanson Registered User regular
    Kind of weird realization today:

    I’ve always lived on in areas with lots of power lines/poles. They’ve always been such an integral part of any street I’ve lived on and in San Jose the power would go out at least once a year because some driver would plow into a pole.

    We’re expecting high winds this weekend and I mentioned to my coworker how we were preparing for a loss of power. He said he wasn’t too concerned because all the power lines in the area are underground and typically not affected by the weather.

    So I get home and realized that yeah, there’s no power lines in our neighborhood, either. Our street has always looked somewhat empty and I finally know why!

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  • tynictynic PICNIC BADASS Registered User, ClubPA regular
    I had the opposite thing, where it took me a while to figure it why the view from my third floor apartment seemed so messy and 80s, and then eventually I went “oh, duh, giant tangles of power lines everywhere.” I’m used to them being underground.

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  • chrishallett83chrishallett83 Hi! Registered User regular
    We got a composting thing what you can turn with a handle so we can start letting our vegetable scraps rot in a plastic barrel in the garden by the shed instead of just binning them. It was fun to put together! Then again I am definitely a special case in that regard...

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  • JansonJanson Registered User regular
    Also, in house-related good news:

    My parents divorced a few years ago. It seemed a pretty even split at the time (dad got his business/pension, mom got the house) but due to several circumstances (business being sold for far more than it had valued at, dad’s new wife having a sizable house in London, dad being left property in some old lady’s will) my dad’s very comfortably off whereas my mom has been really struggling. She was a stay-at-home-mom for 35 years and, now in her 60s, there isn’t much option for income for her.

    The house she has is the house I grew up in as a teen; it’s a great size, but has all kinds of issues. I used to have to periodically scrub my bedroom walls with bleach because of the mold that would grow. We had slug infestations. There’s a hole in the dining room ceiling. My mom has no hope of having the income to fix major issues and it’s draughty and expensive to maintain.

    As you may or may not know, looming Brexit is also probably going to crash the housing market. Basically my mom’s accountant said to her, ‘you need to sell now, you need to make x profit and then I’ll guarantee you can support yourself for the rest of your life.’

    Anyway, the one good thing about my mom’s house is that it’s on a sizeable chunk (for urban UK - it’s nearly half an acre) of land in a desirable seaside town. And so some eager builders have bought her house, and my mom has had an offer accepted on a new house! It’s small, but does have three bedrooms (so she can host me when I visit, hehe) and it has a really gorgeous new kitchen and nice (especially for the UK) bathrooms.

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  • I ZimbraI Zimbra Registered User regular
    Totally normal house for sale

    "House is sold furnished"

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  • 3clipse3clipse I will build a labyrinth to house the cheese Registered User regular
    I Zimbra wrote: »
    Totally normal house for sale

    "House is sold furnished"

    For $750k? That seems good, actually. You can remove some of the more...uh...interesting decor.

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    I won't be able to get a good night sleep unless I know for sure that my hog is bigger than Robert Kraft's.
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  • PsykomaPsykoma Registered User regular
    edited February 8
    I've never seen a bathroom with the sinks and vanities like that.
    I kind of like it.

    What's going on in picture 31? Is that a sex thing?
    There's a lot of interesting sex things in that room.

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  • XaquinXaquin Right behind you!Registered User regular
    3clipse wrote: »
    I Zimbra wrote: »
    Totally normal house for sale

    "House is sold furnished"

    For $750k? That seems good, actually. You can remove some of the more...uh...interesting decor.

    Yeah, like that improperly hung flat screen in the billiard room.

    didn't really notice anything else out of place

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  • I ZimbraI Zimbra Registered User regular
    Xaquin wrote: »
    3clipse wrote: »
    I Zimbra wrote: »
    Totally normal house for sale

    "House is sold furnished"

    For $750k? That seems good, actually. You can remove some of the more...uh...interesting decor.

    Yeah, like that improperly hung flat screen in the billiard room.

    didn't really notice anything else out of place

    I mean, if I'm buying Fuck Manor I'm not going to leave it looking like a Pottery Barn threw up in there.

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  • 3clipse3clipse I will build a labyrinth to house the cheese Registered User regular
    Xaquin wrote: »
    3clipse wrote: »
    I Zimbra wrote: »
    Totally normal house for sale

    "House is sold furnished"

    For $750k? That seems good, actually. You can remove some of the more...uh...interesting decor.

    Yeah, like that improperly hung flat screen in the billiard room.

    didn't really notice anything else out of place

    I meant all the animal skins, really. They're just tacky in this day and age.

    Maximum wrote: »
    I won't be able to get a good night sleep unless I know for sure that my hog is bigger than Robert Kraft's.
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  • bowenbowen How you doin'? Registered User regular
    "What's wrong with this house everything looks nic... oh .. oh I see"

    Ladies.
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  • SporkAndrewSporkAndrew Registered User, ClubPA regular
    That's in the basement as far as I can tell, so a literal sex dungeon

    The one about the fucking space hairdresser and the cowboy. He's got a tinfoil pal and a pedal bin. His father's a robot and he's fucking fucked his sister. Lego. They're all made of fucking lego.
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  • Knight_Knight_ Dead Dead Dead Registered User regular
    bowen wrote: »
    "What's wrong with this house everything looks nic... oh .. oh I see"

    It did escalate extremely quickly

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  • MorivethMoriveth Nobody suspects a thing... Registered User regular
    Knight_ wrote: »
    bowen wrote: »
    "What's wrong with this house everything looks nic... oh .. oh I see"

    It did escalate extremely quickly

    I can imagine the heavy sigh the realtor made when they had to write "Full finished walk-out basement w bilco doors, includes a gym or 5th bedroom and also is a private adult sexual oasis."

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  • bowenbowen How you doin'? Registered User regular
    Moriveth wrote: »
    Knight_ wrote: »
    bowen wrote: »
    "What's wrong with this house everything looks nic... oh .. oh I see"

    It did escalate extremely quickly

    I can imagine the heavy sigh the realtor made when they had to write "Full finished walk-out basement w bilco doors, includes a gym or 5th bedroom and also is a private adult sexual oasis."

    Realtor: "Won't you at least hide the mannequin fist?"

    Seller: "I said fully furnished and I meant it"

    Ladies.
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  • RadiationRadiation Registered User regular
    "50 shades of Maple Glen". One of a kind surburban home with a sexy twist.

    Didn't read that until after scrolling through pictures wondering what the big deal was.

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  • Bad-BeatBad-Beat Registered User regular
    "The basement has had some... damp issues over the years but the surveyor said it's not structural."

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