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GnarlyCharlie4u
Sep 23, 2007

I have an unhealthy obsession with motorcycles.

Proof


I don't know why, but the term "Cunting License" just popped into my head and I almost snarfed my beer.

Probably my best page snipe to date.

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Previa_fun
Nov 10, 2004

Aww, so I had my slant on. Lay off me!


GnarlyCharlie4u posted:

I don't know why, but the term "Cunting License" just popped into my head and I almost snarfed my beer.

Probably my best page snipe to date.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z0GJaGpAn5c

Alarbus
Mar 31, 2010


KYOON GRIFFEY JR posted:

It doesn't mean there aren't any, it just means that they don't work very well. Half the house issues I saw in New England were due to people's lovely basements. I was happy our house was on a slab. If you want storage space put up a garage.

No idea where you were looking, but in Vermont it freezes for six months, and then is thawed for six months. No problems!

Basements in PA aren't bad either. I am a little weirded out by basements without an egress that isn't the stairs inside the house, though.

Pham Nuwen
Oct 30, 2010



Alarbus posted:

No idea where you were looking, but in Vermont it freezes for six months, and then is thawed for six months. No problems!

Basements in PA aren't bad either. I am a little weirded out by basements without an egress that isn't the stairs inside the house, though.

Took me a bit to parse that last sentence but basements that have a door into the back yard are super good, yeah

Deteriorata
Feb 6, 2005

The general increasing love of athletics is benefiting our young men, and making their lives better and more worth the living.

Alarbus posted:

No idea where you were looking, but in Vermont it freezes for six months, and then is thawed for six months. No problems!

Basements in PA aren't bad either. I am a little weirded out by basements without an egress that isn't the stairs inside the house, though.

I grew up in Michigan. Everybody had basements. As long as your foundation is well below the frost line, there isn't a problem with it.

The water table is the real issue with basements.

Alarbus
Mar 31, 2010


Pham Nuwen posted:

Took me a bit to parse that last sentence but basements that have a door into the back yard are super good, yeah

Yeah, that was poorly written, but working from home while being daycare from home has fried my brain. No egress just seems unsafe to me.

Walkout basement is a tier above Bilco doors.

Safety Dance
Sep 10, 2007

Five degrees to starboard!




gently caress. I was cleaning my glasses this afternoon and they snapped in half. Fortunately I have some prescription safety glasses sitting around, but they're giving me an annoying eye ache.

I found an online glasses place that says they'll have a new pair out to me on Thursday. Hopefully they arrive and fit and work. The old glasses were three or four years old at this point, so definitely due for a replacement. I imagine daily wear just fatigued the bridge, and they failed right around the weakest point. When things reopen I'm going to get my eyes checked and get some proper glasses fitted.

But hey the good news is I also found the sunglasses I thought I'd lost.

cakesmith handyman
Jul 22, 2007

Pip-Pip old chap! Last one in is a rotten egg what what.



I'd love a basement so I could open a trapdoor and just bulldoze my wife's craft crap into a pit.

Humphreys
Jan 26, 2013

We conceived a way to use my mother as a porn mule



Safety Dance posted:



gently caress. I was cleaning my glasses this afternoon and they snapped in half. Fortunately I have some prescription safety glasses sitting around, but they're giving me an annoying eye ache.

I found an online glasses place that says they'll have a new pair out to me on Thursday. Hopefully they arrive and fit and work. The old glasses were three or four years old at this point, so definitely due for a replacement. I imagine daily wear just fatigued the bridge, and they failed right around the weakest point. When things reopen I'm going to get my eyes checked and get some proper glasses fitted.

But hey the good news is I also found the sunglasses I thought I'd lost.

Holy poo poo and snapped your keyboard too! Careful Banner!

(yes I know it's a split board)

Raluek
Nov 3, 2006

WUT.



rhyno has been crowing about his first big-boy job non-stop recently, and you mean to tell me he's not a millennial?

Safety Dance posted:



gently caress. I was cleaning my glasses this afternoon and they snapped in half. Fortunately I have some prescription safety glasses sitting around, but they're giving me an annoying eye ache.

I found an online glasses place that says they'll have a new pair out to me on Thursday. Hopefully they arrive and fit and work. The old glasses were three or four years old at this point, so definitely due for a replacement. I imagine daily wear just fatigued the bridge, and they failed right around the weakest point. When things reopen I'm going to get my eyes checked and get some proper glasses fitted.

But hey the good news is I also found the sunglasses I thought I'd lost.

could prob slap some heatshrink on there to hold them together until your replacements arrive, if that would be more comfortable than the safety glasses. upside is that because of the shelter in place stuff, you dont have to go anywhere where people will judge you for having harry potter glasses!

Olympic Mathlete
Feb 25, 2011





That's a classic electrical tape fix job. Become the stereotypical 80s movie/tv nerd you've always dreamed of being. White tape if you want to keep it traditional.

KYOON GRIFFEY JR
Apr 12, 2010




Alarbus posted:

No idea where you were looking, but in Vermont it freezes for six months, and then is thawed for six months. No problems!

Basements in PA aren't bad either. I am a little weirded out by basements without an egress that isn't the stairs inside the house, though.

i grew up in vermont i like your joke!!

Ether Frenzy
Dec 22, 2006



Nap Ghost

Safety Dance posted:



gently caress. I was cleaning my glasses this afternoon and they snapped in half. Fortunately I have some prescription safety glasses sitting around, but they're giving me an annoying eye ache.

I found an online glasses place that says they'll have a new pair out to me on Thursday. Hopefully they arrive and fit and work. The old glasses were three or four years old at this point, so definitely due for a replacement. I imagine daily wear just fatigued the bridge, and they failed right around the weakest point. When things reopen I'm going to get my eyes checked and get some proper glasses fitted.

But hey the good news is I also found the sunglasses I thought I'd lost.

just ahem, weld that poo poo back together using a soldering iron.

Safety Dance
Sep 10, 2007

Five degrees to starboard!


Ether Frenzy posted:

just ahem, weld that poo poo back together using a soldering iron.

Alas, I "donated" my old soldering station to my last job and I haven't bought a nice one yet. Likewise, no heat shrink. I might try epoxy later today.

meatpimp
May 15, 2004

Psst -- Wanna buy

EVERYWHERE
some high-quality thread's DESTROYED!



rdb posted:

I am going to build in Indiana, donít want a basement.

Never lived in a house where it didnít have problems with water, mold, structural issues, rodents or snakes. gently caress that, why pay more for more problems. Give me a slab with a designated storm room inside.

Since the kitchen is (mostly) done, I've turned my attention to the basement. It's ~800 sqft of finished space that took a serious hit with the two water damage incidents we've had in the past year.

House was built in 1999. It was built to a reasonably high builder's grade. No ornate finishes, but solid structure. Floor trusses, steel beams and supports for the main spaces, etc.

The thing I'm most thankful for is the waterproofing system they installed. In 2007 when we moved in, I saw that the waterproofing system had a 30 year warranty and I liked that. 2/3 of the way in, I can't believe how well it works.

I've always had and seen basement issues before, too. We sold my grandparents awesome house because of structural basement issues that really couldn't have been resolved without lifting the house and rebuilding the foundation. Even in my area, more than half of the basements I go into have a musty smell, but not ours.

From what I can see, the waterproofing system is a spray-on flexible membrane, then a layer of fiberglass insulation, then a backfill of small aggregate.

When I started the tearout, we had a 15'x12' area that had a riser built up (previous owner for a home theater... who puts something in to DECREASE headroom in a basement???) I always hated that riser. So I tore it out last week. Solid 2x6 pressure treated lumber construction with no vapor barrier. Dead dry underneath. Even the walls where the furring strips on the concrete walls went to the floor, they had the fiberglass insulation touching the floor as well. And that was dry.

So not all basements are wet, moldy nightmares.

Dagen H
Mar 19, 2009

Hogertrafikomlaggningen


Backyard status: fox den

https://i.imgur.com/glBcIoC.gifv

Dagen H fucked around with this message at 14:46 on May 6, 2020

Applebees Appetizer
Jan 23, 2006



Just when I think Trump can't possibly be any dumber he proves me wrong every time

Live and Let Die is apparently his motto now

Rhyno
Mar 22, 2003

Psst! It's me!
The Sinister with the mutant gene.


Applebees Appetizer posted:

Just when I think Trump can't possibly be any dumber he proves me wrong every time

Live and Let Die is apparently his motto now

LoL stop watching the news

KYOON GRIFFEY JR
Apr 12, 2010




Dagen H posted:

Backyard status: fox den



them foxes are cute! your link didn't show up dunno why

IOwnCalculus
Apr 2, 2003





Raluek posted:

could prob slap some heatshrink on there to hold them together until your replacements arrive, if that would be more comfortable than the safety glasses. upside is that because of the shelter in place stuff, you dont have to go anywhere where people will judge you for having harry potter glasses!

Can confirm, heat shrink worked remarkably well when I had one earpiece break off an old pair of glasses right at the hinge.

My current glasses are definitely on the worn side and I'm due for a new prescription, but still usable enough that I'm waiting for poo poo to blow over before I worry about that.

Applebees Appetizer
Jan 23, 2006



Rhyno posted:

LoL stop watching the news

I don't watch the news, it popped up on my Yahoo mail page as a headline.

I also didn't have a Henny Penny reaction to it either

Dagen H
Mar 19, 2009

Hogertrafikomlaggningen


KYOON GRIFFEY JR posted:

them foxes are cute! your link didn't show up dunno why

Wrong tags

Rhyno
Mar 22, 2003

Psst! It's me!
The Sinister with the mutant gene.


Applebees Appetizer posted:

I don't watch the news, it popped up on my Yahoo mail page as a headline.

I also didn't have a Henny Penny reaction to it either

I mean, we are all going to die.

kastein
Aug 31, 2011

Moderator at http://www.ridgelineownersclub.com/forums/and soon to be mod of AI. MAKE AI GREAT AGAIN. Motronic for VP.


Applebees Appetizer posted:

Just when I think Trump can't possibly be any dumber he proves me wrong every time

Live and Let Die is apparently his motto now

It's live and let dye, he's still trying to walk back the whole "mainline bleach" thing

Applebees Appetizer
Jan 23, 2006



kastein posted:

It's live and let dye, he's still trying to walk back the whole "mainline bleach" thing

I thought this was going to be a hair dye reference at first

STR
May 12, 2006

I thought I was a nice jester


Somewhat Heroic posted:

It is a Dynamo Pro Style 8 footer and the thing looks basically brand new. Has the cover and mallets and pucks and everything. It has the knockouts for stuff like coin operation and all. It is WILD. I have a freaking air hockey table in my basement.

I would do regertful things to own one of those.

Pham Nuwen posted:

Basements own. I'm not entirely sure why New Mexico doesn't really do them... maybe because we're prone to occasional flash floods? Apparently 20 years ago they had a couple feet water running through the streets down to the river, although we've now got some pretty serious flood control infrastructure in town.

I mean, I know El Paso isn't super close to your part of NM, but the desert gets insane floods. Plus, at least in El Paso, it's all caliche once you get past 6-12 inches into the ground. Videos of the flooding..

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RRhGSxxqqPk (sidenote, the anchor, long retired now, lives down the street from my dad.. super nice guy, met him a few times over the ages, pops golfs with him sometimes)
This is in front of my grandmother's last apartment
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IrTtmCIa6Gw

CAT INTERCEPTOR posted:

I have not had sex on floor

You haven't lived until you've had rug burns on your knees from sex.

Also, my knees are calloused to hell thanks to spending most of my working hours on my knees (also lots of sex on the floor, natch). I have drat good kneepads too. Pretty sure my right knee is suffering from "roofer's knee" - it's full of fluid and hurts like loving hell right now. I had made an incident report about the kneepad I was wearing on one knee (company-supplied) shattering when I kneeled a couple of months ago (it hurt like $!@#* when my bare kneecap slammed into the ground instead of with knee protection, one of the straps snapped just before hitting the ground). I may wind up seeing if the company will pay for a bit of rehab; I have a high pain tolerance, but it's throbbing.

Darchangel posted:

In Texas, at least North Texas and South Texas, where I have lived, basements on residences are pretty much non-existent. Large buildings have them, but not houses. Only the (very) occasional root/storm cellar, and that's usually only *mostly* underground - usually it's an artificial hillock.
Which is why jonathan's post confused me for a minute. Grand Prairie, TX is a suburb of Dallas.

Dallas and Ft Worth will always disagree about which gets to claim GP as a suburb. It's half in Dallas county, half in Tarrant.

I say it's a suburb of Ft Worth.

Rhyno posted:

The regional existence of basements is usually directly proportional to the amount of tornadoes.

Lotta basements in Indiana.

DFW doesn't do them except in fairly old houses, and DFW is very much in tornado alley (tail end, but they get a lot of them). There's so much loving clay that it costs a loving fortune. Here in Central TX (Austin area), it's more because the ground is full of limestone and caves. Don't wanna be that jackass that just made the whole street collapse while digging a basement.

Also, the water table is pretty high in both areas.

STR fucked around with this message at 16:22 on May 6, 2020

Rhyno
Mar 22, 2003

Psst! It's me!
The Sinister with the mutant gene.


Whole Lotta "storm cellars" in South Dakota when inloves there in 90. Usually a shallow hole walled with cinder blocks erected in hope of surviving a storm.

Somewhat Heroic
Oct 11, 2007

(Insert Mad Max related text)




Air hockey update: decimated my 7 year old. Legit lost to my 5 year old. My wife and I split a pair of games with the kids watching and cheering us on before bed time. They played the entire day and I am already happy about the purchase.


STR posted:

You haven't lived until you've had rug burns on your knees from sex.

Preach.

A bit of good news that could have turned out wildly poor. TL:DR a 5 year old kid wanted to use his birthday money ($3) to buy a Lamborghini that is his dream car. So he got in the family car and started driving(!) and got on the freeway (!!!) to head to California for his dreams to come true. A police officer pulled him over, kid got home safe and nobody was hurt. A local owner of a Huracan contacted the family and took the kid for a ride. I support the act because I am sure the owner was able to influence this kid to make better decisions

Link to article here: 5-year-old caught driving on Utah freeway takes safer Lamborghini ride a day later

STR
May 12, 2006

I thought I was a nice jester


"So if you're really my friend, you'll sign a lease with me on a new place", someone said a few hours ago on their lunch break.

That line right there just ended any hopes of a friendship or any semblance of help aside from me helping load a moving truck after this shitshow. No. Just. loving. NO. Don't pull that guilt trip poo poo on me. Your lack of planning does not constitute an emergency on my part. Originally I was 100% on board with even driving a moving truck across the loving state and helping load/unload at both ends, then taking a COVID infested bus or plane to get back home, on my dime.

For any future ex's that wind up reading this, I will go to the ends of the earth to help you, and everyone else in my life, UNTIL you try to guilt trip me like that. The only reason I'll even bother helping to load now is because my name is also on the lease, and she got hammered by holdover fees in her last apt (same property) when she didn't finish moving out for several days after the lease was up. They still gave her 2 days free, but it wound up being several hundred dollars for the 2 or 3 days they charged her. Pretty sure the only reason she didn't get nailed harder is she lived next door to the asst property manager at the time, who got to watch her shoving everything she owned into the breezeway (yes, I tried to come down to help, I got turned away).

I really did stick my dick in crazy.

STR fucked around with this message at 17:38 on May 6, 2020

taqueso
Mar 8, 2004









Fun Shoe

'If you're really my ____, you'll ____financial_thing___ for me' is nuts

vvv that's even worse

taqueso fucked around with this message at 18:24 on May 6, 2020

STR
May 12, 2006

I thought I was a nice jester


More of a "if you're really my friend, you'll move in with me into a bigger apartment".

Just. NO. Not only will that break her heart anytime I'm with ANY guy around her (friends or otherwise), it'll be awkward as gently caress bringing someone home. And I've had a new place lined up for months anyway.

I'm already packed for a few days at another place. Just trying to finish lunch before I leave.

STR fucked around with this message at 17:45 on May 6, 2020

Rhyno
Mar 22, 2003

Psst! It's me!
The Sinister with the mutant gene.


I broke my fast for a tiny little bite and my stomach is twisting now. This is fun.

taqueso
Mar 8, 2004









Fun Shoe

Got these a day early, wheels are still 5 days out

Darchangel
Feb 12, 2009

Tell him about the blower!



jonathan posted:

Oh yeah, different spelling. Grande Prairie.

Oooooo, Grawn-day!

CAT INTERCEPTOR posted:

If it starts then I'll say. But goddamn glasses needed with multiple people

I, myself, have never been in a situation where the thing I'm looking for was right in front of my face and failed to notice it
I'm lying like a dog.

quote:

I AM NOT A RHYNO

I have not had sex on floor

Altho given I wont be able to see my wife for some time due to borders being closed I think it'll be abut 2 seconds after seeing her again. Which might be embarrassing if it's at an airport.

LOL, could be awkward.

IOwnCalculus posted:

I'm reminded of how I learned that neither of my brothers have even the slightest bit of mechanical aptitude between the two of them. They're both sharp guys in other ways, which made this all the more amusing. Youngest brother had a 280ZX (that my wife had given him) and the battery died in it. They replaced the battery but afterwards it was still acting stone dead, so I got tasked with figuring it out.

Popped the hood, grabbed a multimeter, and attempted to probe the battery.

They left the plastic cap on the negative terminal.

You can't do anything but laugh at that... and remind them of it at every opportunity, if you're anything like my family (and myself, of course.)


I'm currently playing Red Dead Redemption II (for the first time through) right now, and this is got my finger twitching for the hunter tracking trigger.

STR posted:

Dallas and Ft Worth will always disagree about which gets to claim GP as a suburb. It's half in Dallas county, half in Tarrant.

I say it's a suburb of Ft Worth.

Huh. I didn't know that. It's also partly in Ellis county, even.

I'm a bit salty about the little strip of "Fort Worth" that exists along 360 near my house, so that FW can claim part of the taxes from DFW airport (ny agreement, when it was built.) There's a club that's taking advantage of it - they're way too loud way too late at night, and the city they're *actually* in, if it weren't for this legal fiction, can't do anything about it, and Fort Worth is 15-20 miles away. They do send cops to patrol every so often, but generally don't give a poo poo, and definitely aren't slapping the club owner anywhere near hard enough. Or weren't. They may have finally stepped up. I haven't seen any bitching about it on Nextdoor lately. I mean, I could hear the club from my house some nights, and I'm several miles away. I can only imagine how loud it was in the same neighborhood.

STR posted:

More of a "if you're really my friend, you'll move in with me into a bigger apartment".

Just. NO. Not only will that break her heart anytime I'm with ANY guy around her (friends or otherwise), it'll be awkward as gently caress bringing someone home. And I've had a new place lined up for months anyway.

I'm already packed for a few days at another place. Just trying to finish lunch before I leave.

Yeah, gently caress that poo poo with a flaming razordick on fire (TM: kastein).

everdave
Nov 14, 2005

For The Record...

I ordered two sets of 12" tires, not bothering to even check that the Daihatsu bucket truck had 10" rims, lol. I have ordered a set of 12" rims from ebay (new) hopefully my research on offset and lug pattern is correct and they fit...just puts me further behind on getting stuff ready

rdb
Jul 8, 2002
chicken mctesticles?

meatpimp posted:

Since the kitchen is (mostly) done, I've turned my attention to the basement. It's ~800 sqft of finished space that took a serious hit with the two water damage incidents we've had in the past year.

House was built in 1999. It was built to a reasonably high builder's grade. No ornate finishes, but solid structure. Floor trusses, steel beams and supports for the main spaces, etc.

The thing I'm most thankful for is the waterproofing system they installed. In 2007 when we moved in, I saw that the waterproofing system had a 30 year warranty and I liked that. 2/3 of the way in, I can't believe how well it works.

I've always had and seen basement issues before, too. We sold my grandparents awesome house because of structural basement issues that really couldn't have been resolved without lifting the house and rebuilding the foundation. Even in my area, more than half of the basements I go into have a musty smell, but not ours.

From what I can see, the waterproofing system is a spray-on flexible membrane, then a layer of fiberglass insulation, then a backfill of small aggregate.

When I started the tearout, we had a 15'x12' area that had a riser built up (previous owner for a home theater... who puts something in to DECREASE headroom in a basement???) I always hated that riser. So I tore it out last week. Solid 2x6 pressure treated lumber construction with no vapor barrier. Dead dry underneath. Even the walls where the furring strips on the concrete walls went to the floor, they had the fiberglass insulation touching the floor as well. And that was dry.

So not all basements are wet, moldy nightmares.

Not trying to be an rear end, but your preface is: It's ~800 sqft of finished space that took a serious hit with the two water damage incidents we've had in the past year.

I get it, water didnít come from the outside, but it doesnít matter, water still ruined it because its a low point. I donít want to deal with that. Nor do I want to find giant black snake peels every time I need to change a furnace filter or reset the router, which is my issue now. I donít like the concept of a space in my house that I dread going into, either because of what lives there or ďwhat is it this time, and how much is it going to cost?Ē.

My house is going to be slab foundation and make use of treated lumber, metal and rock wool wherever possible. Its going to be on ~100 acres and I donít care about its curb appeal, so the industrial look is fine. Thought about ICF but I cant find a builder and even that has below grade issues.

Darchangel
Feb 12, 2009

Tell him about the blower!



rdb posted:

I donít like the concept of a space in my house that I dread going into, either because of what lives there or ďwhat is it this time, and how much is it going to cost?Ē.


You have just described a house in general.

kastein
Aug 31, 2011

Moderator at http://www.ridgelineownersclub.com/forums/and soon to be mod of AI. MAKE AI GREAT AGAIN. Motronic for VP.


Darchangel posted:

Yeah, gently caress that poo poo with a flaming razordick on fire (TM: kastein).

Wait what

When did I say this

Dagen H
Mar 19, 2009

Hogertrafikomlaggningen


It sounds like a kastein quote

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Darchangel
Feb 12, 2009

Tell him about the blower!



kastein posted:

Wait what

When did I say this

I donít have the exact post, but I saved that quote in my quotables file, for emergencies. It appealed to me, sang the song of my people.
Something about the house or one of the cars, probably. Or they stupid way something was designed.

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