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Post by nicole » 09 Oct 2017, 12:46

Jasper wrote:
09 Oct 2017, 12:34
Has anyone ever had luck with those ultrasound things for mice & such?
Our landlord put one of those out a while ago. Didn't seem to do anything but weird out the dogs.
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Post by Jadagul » 09 Oct 2017, 12:48

nicole wrote:
09 Oct 2017, 12:46
Jasper wrote:
09 Oct 2017, 12:34
Has anyone ever had luck with those ultrasound things for mice & such?
Our landlord put one of those out a while ago. Didn't seem to do anything but weird out the dogs.
Your quoting is totally unambiguous but I prefer to imagine that this is a response to dbcooper's suggestion that you get a cat.

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Post by nicole » 09 Oct 2017, 13:01

Jadagul wrote:
09 Oct 2017, 12:48
nicole wrote:
09 Oct 2017, 12:46
Jasper wrote:
09 Oct 2017, 12:34
Has anyone ever had luck with those ultrasound things for mice & such?
Our landlord put one of those out a while ago. Didn't seem to do anything but weird out the dogs.
Your quoting is totally unambiguous but I prefer to imagine that this is a response to dbcooper's suggestion that you get a cat.
Well, replace "landlord" with "downstairs neighbors" and that would also be true!
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Post by Kolohe » 09 Oct 2017, 13:17

pistoffnick wrote:
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 ;^)
It may be mandatory in some states for him to do that though.
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Post by Jasper » 09 Oct 2017, 13:28

Kolohe wrote:
09 Oct 2017, 13:17
pistoffnick wrote:
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 ;^)
It may be mandatory in some states for him to do that though.
Well, my employer stopped covering BC, so now the mice are all preggers.
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Post by Kwix » 10 Oct 2017, 01:08

So about 4 months ago, during a routine shower, I noticed that the tub seemed to slope a bit more to the center than normal. After the shower I checked it out and sure enough the fiberglass tub cracked from drain to the back wall. Turns out the former owner who installed it didn't bed it in mortar. So I ended up shoring it up by injecting spray foam under it and patching it with glass cloth and marine epoxy.

I am now getting around to removing the old fixtures in anticipation of laying tile and installing the new tub this coming weekend. Since the original owner of the house did things on the cheap and without knowledge he installed the tub (and surround) directly on top of the drywall instead of on the studs as per normal. This I knew. What I assumed was that he did so in the usual manner. You know with screws. Well apparently caulk, not liquid nails but caulk, was the fixative of choice. Not nails nor screws but CAULK!! To boot there were screw holes in the flange where the tub had been attached to walls. Walls not in this house. My broken tub surround is now, officially, the second* cheapest thing in this house as it is clearly used. Maybe even a freecycle find for all I know.

*The first were the roof trusses which were most likely an "oops" order from the local yard. They clearly sat in the weather for a while before being purchased and the house was sized to fit under them.
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Post by Eric the .5b » 12 Oct 2017, 13:45

Jasper wrote:
09 Oct 2017, 12:34
Has anyone ever had luck with those ultrasound things for mice & such?
My neighbor had luck with getting rid of a family of possums that way.
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Post by Andrew » 12 Oct 2017, 16:22

Eric the .5b wrote:
12 Oct 2017, 13:45
Jasper wrote:
09 Oct 2017, 12:34
Has anyone ever had luck with those ultrasound things for mice & such?
My neighbor had luck with getting rid of a family of possums that way.
Did he call the big one Bitey?
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Post by lunchstealer » 12 Oct 2017, 20:41

Andrew wrote:
12 Oct 2017, 16:22
Eric the .5b wrote:
12 Oct 2017, 13:45
Jasper wrote:
09 Oct 2017, 12:34
Has anyone ever had luck with those ultrasound things for mice & such?
My neighbor had luck with getting rid of a family of possums that way.
Did he call the big one Bitey?
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Post by Eric the .5b » 13 Oct 2017, 03:19

Andrew wrote:
12 Oct 2017, 16:22
Eric the .5b wrote:
12 Oct 2017, 13:45
Jasper wrote:
09 Oct 2017, 12:34
Has anyone ever had luck with those ultrasound things for mice & such?
My neighbor had luck with getting rid of a family of possums that way.
Did he call the big one Bitey?
Heh. No. :)

Of course, I forgot that he was also live-trapping the things and releasing them miles away. That had to have an affect, to say the least...
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Post by Jennifer » 13 Oct 2017, 03:25

I've seen a couple of possums since moving to Georgia. Damn, those things are ugly. Like giant rats that sharpened their faces in a pencil sharpener.
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Post by Eric the .5b » 13 Oct 2017, 03:43

Jennifer wrote:
13 Oct 2017, 03:25
I've seen a couple of possums since moving to Georgia. Damn, those things are ugly. Like giant rats that sharpened their faces in a pencil sharpener.
And big, creepy eyes. I once got out of my car and looked up right into the face of one perched on a fence, motionless, staring in apparent alarm at me.

Perhaps it was thinking, "Please don't make me drop to the ground and play dead."
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Post by Warren » 13 Oct 2017, 11:07

Eric the .5b wrote:
13 Oct 2017, 03:43
Jennifer wrote:
13 Oct 2017, 03:25
I've seen a couple of possums since moving to Georgia. Damn, those things are ugly. Like giant rats that sharpened their faces in a pencil sharpener.
And big, creepy eyes. I once got out of my car and looked up right into the face of one perched on a fence, motionless, staring in apparent alarm at me.

Perhaps it was thinking, "Please don't make me drop to the ground and play dead."
And greasy fur, still slick with the entrails of the carcass it recently crawled out of.
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I hereby declare the Front Walk officially open.
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Post by Ellie » 14 Oct 2017, 14:36

I love you <3 <3 <3
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Post by Kolohe » 14 Oct 2017, 14:42

You needed to shop here before your ceremony.

(Looks great, of course)
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Post by Warren » 14 Oct 2017, 14:56

Kolohe wrote:
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You needed to shop here before your ceremony.

(Looks great, of course)
The front walk doesn't merit special ribbon cutting scissors. You'll note in fact that the ribbon is made of duct tape.
I actually wanted to christen the walk with a beer.
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Post by Kolohe » 14 Oct 2017, 19:14

Doesn't merit? On the contrary, you also needed a brass band, fireworks and possibly even Miss Rolla 2017.
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Post by nicole » 30 Oct 2017, 15:42

If my oven control board needs to be replaced is that potentially my fault in some way or just a thing that happens?
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Post by Highway » 30 Oct 2017, 15:49

nicole wrote:
30 Oct 2017, 15:42
If my oven control board needs to be replaced is that potentially my fault in some way or just a thing that happens?
It's a thing that just happens, and it happens more and more as things like ovens and dishwashers and refrigerators and washing machines get computerized. It's why I'm considering extended warranties on new appliances, although I haven't actually gotten one yet (mostly because the extended warranties are bullshit also, and figure out a way to weasel out of actually paying for anything).
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Post by nicole » 30 Oct 2017, 15:56

Highway wrote:
30 Oct 2017, 15:49
nicole wrote:
30 Oct 2017, 15:42
If my oven control board needs to be replaced is that potentially my fault in some way or just a thing that happens?
It's a thing that just happens, and it happens more and more as things like ovens and dishwashers and refrigerators and washing machines get computerized. It's why I'm considering extended warranties on new appliances, although I haven't actually gotten one yet (mostly because the extended warranties are bullshit also, and figure out a way to weasel out of actually paying for anything).
Thanks...this was the diagnosis from the repair guy sent out by my property management peeps and I was just hoping they weren't going to be annoyed with me about it. (Not that I should give a shit if they are but I would be stressed about it.) Anyway they're getting me a new oven instead of fixing it.
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Post by Highway » 30 Oct 2017, 16:18

nicole wrote:
30 Oct 2017, 15:56
Highway wrote:
30 Oct 2017, 15:49
nicole wrote:
30 Oct 2017, 15:42
If my oven control board needs to be replaced is that potentially my fault in some way or just a thing that happens?
It's a thing that just happens, and it happens more and more as things like ovens and dishwashers and refrigerators and washing machines get computerized. It's why I'm considering extended warranties on new appliances, although I haven't actually gotten one yet (mostly because the extended warranties are bullshit also, and figure out a way to weasel out of actually paying for anything).
Thanks...this was the diagnosis from the repair guy sent out by my property management peeps and I was just hoping they weren't going to be annoyed with me about it. (Not that I should give a shit if they are but I would be stressed about it.) Anyway they're getting me a new oven instead of fixing it.
Yeah, because the control boards, replaced separately, are at least 500 dollars in parts and labor and are frequently a harbinger of that same item needing replacement again. It's the point of failure now for most large appliances, and something causes them to fail that usually isn't "the control board was bad".
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Post by nicole » 30 Oct 2017, 17:18

That makes complete sense. Thank you for the explanation!
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Post by Highway » 13 Nov 2017, 14:13

Two victories in home stuff: we bought a new refrigerator (and did get the store extended warranty, since they offer full store credit if you don't use it), and should get that in about a month.

And today I rented a pickup and took the old big stuff out of the basement, finishing up the main part of the cleanout. Got rid of an old freezer, an old big tube TV, old lawnmower, and a speaker cabinet. Now to see about taking the air hockey table apart to take it to the basement.
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Post by Warren » 13 Nov 2017, 14:21

Hooray for getting crap out of the house!
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