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Post by nicole » 23 Aug 2017, 18:28

Right. Arts and crafts tho.
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Post by Kolohe » 23 Aug 2017, 20:22

Ah, that place always screws up the order.
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Post by Warren » 01 Oct 2017, 15:25

This is too significant of a triumph to go in Tiny Triumphs
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Post by JasonL » 01 Oct 2017, 15:39

Nice!

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Post by Highway » 01 Oct 2017, 16:35

Looks very good, although I'd worry a little about that 3" half-step up to the first step, mostly in the difference to the other step(s).

My efforts this weekend were just to remove the plants in the front of the house, and mulch the resulting beds. Still looking at what plants to put in there.
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Post by Warren » 01 Oct 2017, 16:40

Highway wrote:
01 Oct 2017, 16:35
Looks very good, although I'd worry a little about that 3" half-step up to the first step, mostly in the difference to the other step(s).
What? As opposed to the 4" half-step onto uneven ground that it use to be?
A bigger worry is the lack of a hand rail.
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Post by Highway » 01 Oct 2017, 17:16

Warren wrote:
01 Oct 2017, 16:40
Highway wrote:
01 Oct 2017, 16:35
Looks very good, although I'd worry a little about that 3" half-step up to the first step, mostly in the difference to the other step(s).
What? As opposed to the 4" half-step onto uneven ground that it use to be?
A bigger worry is the lack of a hand rail.
Well, neither one is good. Ideally it would be no step or a full step.

How many steps up is it? That's really the driver for a handrail or not.

And also I apologize: I didn't mean to diminish your effort. It looks really nicely put together.
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Post by Warren » 01 Oct 2017, 17:39

Highway wrote:
01 Oct 2017, 17:16
Warren wrote:
01 Oct 2017, 16:40
Highway wrote:
01 Oct 2017, 16:35
Looks very good, although I'd worry a little about that 3" half-step up to the first step, mostly in the difference to the other step(s).
What? As opposed to the 4" half-step onto uneven ground that it use to be?
A bigger worry is the lack of a hand rail.
Well, neither one is good. Ideally it would be no step or a full step.

How many steps up is it? That's really the driver for a handrail or not.

And also I apologize: I didn't mean to diminish your effort. It looks really nicely put together.
No apology necessary, I didn't take your comment as a snub. And thank you. As is always the case with you're own work, it looks shoddy to me.
You can just see all three steps in the pic.
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Post by Highway » 01 Oct 2017, 18:16

Just replaced the toilet seats, and of the 5 or so times I've replaced toilet seats in my life, this new Bemis system is probably the best mounting system that I've come across: Removable seats mounted on plastic screw pegs (been done before), but this time they lock in orientation in the mounts, so you put them on the seat, then can hold the seat centered while you tighten it down. And for tightening, instead of wing nuts, they have a 5/8" nut system, with a loose bearing / washer that contacts the toilet. And then the part that you tighten down with a socket wrench breaks away when you have tightened it enough, while you are still holding the seat centered. Finally allowing the use of good tools on that, made it super easy to install securely and centered.
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Post by Warren » 01 Oct 2017, 18:55

Highway wrote:
01 Oct 2017, 18:16
Just replaced the toilet seats, and of the 5 or so times I've replaced toilet seats in my life, this new Bemis system is probably the best mounting system that I've come across: Removable seats mounted on plastic screw pegs (been done before), but this time they lock in orientation in the mounts, so you put them on the seat, then can hold the seat centered while you tighten it down. And for tightening, instead of wing nuts, they have a 5/8" nut system, with a loose bearing / washer that contacts the toilet. And then the part that you tighten down with a socket wrench breaks away when you have tightened it enough, while you are still holding the seat centered. Finally allowing the use of good tools on that, made it super easy to install securely and centered.
Yeah yeah. But do they have a tension adjustment that keeps the seat up when you SO insists (Insists!) on covering the lid with a plush cozy?
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Post by Highway » 01 Oct 2017, 19:06

Warren wrote:
01 Oct 2017, 18:55
Highway wrote:
01 Oct 2017, 18:16
Just replaced the toilet seats, and of the 5 or so times I've replaced toilet seats in my life, this new Bemis system is probably the best mounting system that I've come across: Removable seats mounted on plastic screw pegs (been done before), but this time they lock in orientation in the mounts, so you put them on the seat, then can hold the seat centered while you tighten it down. And for tightening, instead of wing nuts, they have a 5/8" nut system, with a loose bearing / washer that contacts the toilet. And then the part that you tighten down with a socket wrench breaks away when you have tightened it enough, while you are still holding the seat centered. Finally allowing the use of good tools on that, made it super easy to install securely and centered.
Yeah yeah. But do they have a tension adjustment that keeps the seat up when you SO insists (Insists!) on covering the lid with a plush cozy?
We stopped using the plush things, so this time we got the one with the sculptured top.
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Post by Warren » 01 Oct 2017, 19:13

Highway wrote:
01 Oct 2017, 19:06
We stopped using the plush things, so this time we got the one with the sculptured top.
So no.
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Post by Highway » 02 Oct 2017, 12:40

The yellowjackets are dooooomed!!!! Any day that yellowjackets near me die is a good day.
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Post by dhex » 02 Oct 2017, 15:31

still finding dead hornets everywhere. and some not so dead ones.
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Post by dead_elvis » 08 Oct 2017, 16:51

Highway wrote:
02 Oct 2017, 12:40
The yellowjackets are dooooomed!!!! Any day that yellowjackets near me die is a good day.
At their last house my dad would put out one of those trap thingies where they can get in but not out. Few things as satisfying as seeing a solid pint of dead yellowjackets.

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Post by dhex » 08 Oct 2017, 19:16

Dead squirrel
In my pool
Deaaaaaaaaaad squirrel
In myyyyyyyy pooool

Why the fuck do I have to
Keep dealing with dead mammals
It feels so much
Like a goddamn scammals

Plus last week I had to kill some orphaned baby mice with a shovel.
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Post by Warren » 08 Oct 2017, 19:29

dhex wrote:
08 Oct 2017, 19:16
Dead squirrel
In my pool
Deaaaaaaaaaad squirrel
In myyyyyyyy pooool

Why the fuck do I have to
Keep dealing with dead mammals
It feels so much
Like a goddamn scammals

Plus last week I had to kill some orphaned baby mice with a shovel.
You should take joy in the demise of vermin.
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Post by lunchstealer » 08 Oct 2017, 19:36

dhex wrote:
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Plus last week I had got to kill some orphaned baby mice with a shovel.
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Post by dead_elvis » 08 Oct 2017, 21:26

dhex wrote:
08 Oct 2017, 19:16
Deaaaaaaaaaad squirrel
In myyyyyyyy pooool
Steve Perry needs to sing this.

Oh the squirrel was daaayaaeeyaaad in myeeeyie pool (ooooh, ooo ohhhhh, ooohhoowoe)

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Post by Fin Fang Foom » 08 Oct 2017, 21:40

dhex wrote:
08 Oct 2017, 19:16
Dead squirrel
In my pool
Deaaaaaaaaaad squirrel
In myyyyyyyy pooool

Why the fuck do I have to
Keep dealing with dead mammals
It feels so much
Like a goddamn scammals

Plus last week I had to kill some orphaned baby mice with a shovel.
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Post by dhex » 08 Oct 2017, 22:28

I think that was Aberdeen slash Harford County
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Post by nicole » 09 Oct 2017, 07:41

My neighbor started putting out traps in August and has killed 25 rats in our back yard since then. For a while, when the count was in the teens, I thought it was having no effect, but it's been weeks since I've seen a live rat in the yard. And they're still all over other people's section of the alley.
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Post by dbcooper » 09 Oct 2017, 07:46

Get a cat. When I lived in a semi-rural area, mine were bringing home two rodents each per day.
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Post by Jasper » 09 Oct 2017, 12:34

Has anyone ever had luck with those ultrasound things for mice & such?
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Post by pistoffnick » 09 Oct 2017, 12:43

Jasper wrote:
09 Oct 2017, 12:34
Has anyone ever had luck with those ultrasound things for mice & such?
Jasper, they are pretty much fer sure pregnant. And how do you get them to hold still while you squirt on the gel? And what if you get an ultrasound tech who is scared of mice? I don't think thats going to work ;^)
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