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by Aaron
Wed Jun 26, 2019 1:37 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Da 'Burb
Replies: 196
Views: 2442

Re: Da 'Burb

Let it get some dust on it now, from some normal use. Then it will show a bit of authenticity.
by Aaron
Wed Jun 26, 2019 4:49 am
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Smoke alarm suggestion that meets Ontario Building Code
Replies: 10
Views: 247

Re: Smoke alarm suggestion that meets Ontario Building Code

One of these? I wouldn't trust HD to have it at all. Actually Menards (here in the midwestern states) is usually pretty decent at carrying esoteric fittings.

I'm not a huge fan of die-cast zinc, but that's what box connector fittings are usually made of.

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by Aaron
Wed Jun 26, 2019 4:40 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Da 'Burb
Replies: 196
Views: 2442

Re: Da 'Burb

A. Spruce wrote:
Tue Jun 25, 2019 10:15 pm
As for the wheels, yes, they do look great, though they've only been cleaned, they could still use some polishing. For now, I'm done. Maybe this fall I'll play some more, we'll see.
Yeah. Done is an understatement. Take a break. Truck looks great as-is with no further treatments. Lol
by Aaron
Wed Jun 26, 2019 4:37 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Da 'Burb
Replies: 196
Views: 2442

Re: Da 'Burb

Shannon wrote:
Tue Jun 25, 2019 9:14 pm
great work! I wish our climate was not so hard on paint ,wheels and everything else. Those wheels look like new.
Right? Here too. Winter just murders vehicles.
by Aaron
Wed Jun 26, 2019 4:26 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: The Official Useless Post Thread
Replies: 2696
Views: 63907

Re: The Official Useless Post Thread

Yeah puns are my favorite. But poop jokes are a solid number two.
by Aaron
Tue Jun 25, 2019 2:28 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Da 'Burb
Replies: 196
Views: 2442

Re: Da 'Burb

Hah, you've done well enough. That is a very clean truck. I'd tint the windows of the front doors so they match the passenger and rear glass!
by Aaron
Tue Jun 25, 2019 2:20 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Smoke alarm suggestion that meets Ontario Building Code
Replies: 10
Views: 247

Re: Smoke alarm suggestion that meets Ontario Building Code

It's annoying the detectors you need aren't readily available. Usually items that meet or exceed code are at retailers months or years before the code takes effect. That said, I'd wager Ontario may have the most extreme requirements in North America at the moment. Once everywhere else catches up, th...
by Aaron
Tue Jun 25, 2019 12:14 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Da 'Burb
Replies: 196
Views: 2442

Re: Da 'Burb

This "roomate" term. Is it a euphepmism?
by Aaron
Tue Jun 25, 2019 12:11 am
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Help with adding outlet for TV
Replies: 7
Views: 219

Re: Help with adding outlet for TV

Yeah it's just not an easy thing to do, with the insulation in the way, sorry to say. What's behind the insulation on that 45 degree wall? Is the exterior of the house beveled to that angle, or do you have dead space there?
by Aaron
Mon Jun 24, 2019 8:31 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Help with adding outlet for TV
Replies: 7
Views: 219

Re: Help with adding outlet for TV

The hardest bit will be fishing a line behind the drywall. If your fireplace is on an outside wall, it's going to be insulated, in which case that will be extremely difficult to put a box, if not Impossible without cutting drywall apart, and then there would be the messy task of minimizing the distu...
by Aaron
Mon Jun 24, 2019 6:40 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: The Official Useless Post Thread
Replies: 2696
Views: 63907

Re: The Official Useless Post Thread

emtnut wrote:
Mon Jun 24, 2019 6:14 pm
Aaron wrote:
Mon Jun 24, 2019 2:43 pm

Oh no, you sound a little pissed.
I was only on my 4th pint when I posted that .... so NO !! :mrgreen:

I'm semi feeling good now thou :o
Oh good, I'm glad urine good spirits.
by Aaron
Mon Jun 24, 2019 2:43 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: The Official Useless Post Thread
Replies: 2696
Views: 63907

Re: The Official Useless Post Thread

emtnut wrote:
Mon Jun 24, 2019 9:54 am
Well, I see THIS thread has gone down the toilet :roll:

:lol:
Oh no, you sound a little pissed.
by Aaron
Mon Jun 24, 2019 2:01 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Need help with GFI and compressor
Replies: 2
Views: 123

Re: Need help with GFI and compressor

Do you have another GFCI receptacle in your house on a different circuit than the one that is popping all the time? If so, can you plug the water cooler into it to see if it pops that circuit?
by Aaron
Mon Jun 24, 2019 1:44 am
Forum: Interior
Topic: Drop ceiling grid planning
Replies: 24
Views: 543

Re: Drop ceiling grid planning

I agree with Shannon, you're best off using lights designed for drop ceilings. If you like the cans then you can get slim LED lights where you just cut a hole in a ceiling tile, wire the light, and it has clamps that attaches to the tile itself. (The lights are very lightweight.) Otherwise there are...
by Aaron
Sun Jun 23, 2019 11:08 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Da 'Burb
Replies: 196
Views: 2442

Re: Da 'Burb

Well at least you guys can legally buy and smoke weed. All of Canada too!

I'm not a user*, but I believe people should have that choice.

* Okay, like once or twice a year at most.

Priuses are pretty ugly cars. They seem communist to me. Like the government approved car.
by Aaron
Sun Jun 23, 2019 8:19 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: The Official Useless Post Thread
Replies: 2696
Views: 63907

Re: The Official Useless Post Thread

I'm pretty proud of my continence. I have a pretty good record of making it to the toilet or urinal. Lol
by Aaron
Sun Jun 23, 2019 2:36 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Da 'Burb
Replies: 196
Views: 2442

Re: Da 'Burb

Priuses don't do too well up here in the winter. They're more summer cars here.

I don't think I could even fit in one of them. If I did I would risk injury getting in and out. Lol
by Aaron
Sun Jun 23, 2019 1:14 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Da 'Burb
Replies: 196
Views: 2442

Re: Da 'Burb

They're setting up the cranes right now to hoist it to the engine bay, right? lol
by Aaron
Sun Jun 23, 2019 12:47 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: The Official Useless Post Thread
Replies: 2696
Views: 63907

Re: The Official Useless Post Thread

DanM wrote:
Sun Jun 23, 2019 7:49 am
Ya it's funnier when it sounds like I have no body control though lol.
https://youtu.be/NOVf-AW4d_o
by Aaron
Sat Jun 22, 2019 8:03 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: The Official Useless Post Thread
Replies: 2696
Views: 63907

Re: The Official Useless Post Thread

We've only had triple-digit highs F (38+ C) as records here, it's rare... we're too far north. The hottest it gets on average here is about 95 F (35 C); July is the hottest. But it seems August is when the dew point is killer, so it can actually be more unpleasant than July. We have mosquitos here l...
by Aaron
Sat Jun 22, 2019 7:46 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Da 'Burb
Replies: 196
Views: 2442

Re: Da 'Burb

Yes, absolutely easier to back in with a truck/SUV. I always back into spaces. Back in the phone company days we had driver safety training with the Smith System. In that training, for parking, we learned that for parking in a parking lot, the first choice is to always pull into a spot forward so th...
by Aaron
Fri Jun 21, 2019 11:45 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: The Official Useless Post Thread
Replies: 2696
Views: 63907

Re: The Official Useless Post Thread

Yeah, it's patio season to be sure. So far we're having a pretty mild, not-so-hot summer. I can't complain.
by Aaron
Fri Jun 21, 2019 11:43 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Da 'Burb
Replies: 196
Views: 2442

Re: Da 'Burb

I drove a Suburban for a short time that had small fisheye mirrors attached the outside door mirrors. I found that to be a pretty helpful mitigation of the blindspot.
by Aaron
Thu Jun 20, 2019 11:06 pm
Forum: Interior
Topic: Drywall OCD
Replies: 17
Views: 479

Re: Drywall OCD

The magic of drywall mud.
by Aaron
Thu Jun 20, 2019 12:59 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Would appreciate your insight on my bill?
Replies: 9
Views: 219

Re: Would appreciate your insight on my bill?

I think it may all depend what's in writing, from a legal point of view. If you agreed to a contract with the materials stating 22 tons of stone, and there's extra, those are your stones. Your contractor did the work only with the quantity of the stones needed and so you have a surplus... So the con...
by Aaron
Thu Jun 20, 2019 12:46 am
Forum: Interior
Topic: Drywall OCD
Replies: 17
Views: 479

Re: Drywall OCD

I agree with Spruce. Definitely a lack of screws securing the corner bead, and it will for sure wiggle and eventually pop out any mud smoothed over it. I know this for a fact because it's happening in my bathroom right now--my drywaller didn't secure it with enough screws and there's a straight crac...
by Aaron
Tue Jun 18, 2019 6:46 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: The Official Useless Post Thread
Replies: 2696
Views: 63907

Re: The Official Useless Post Thread

Yeah we're nearing summer solstice, the longest days of the year.

I for one LOVE them.

But yeah, you gotta be careful not to overexert yourself.
by Aaron
Mon Jun 17, 2019 6:24 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: The Official Useless Post Thread
Replies: 2696
Views: 63907

Re: The Official Useless Post Thread

Happy belated Father's Day to all the dads out there!
by Aaron
Sun Jun 16, 2019 4:01 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: The Official Useless Post Thread
Replies: 2696
Views: 63907

Re: The Official Useless Post Thread

I hate laughter on any show, whether from real audiences or fake laugh tracks.
by Aaron
Fri Jun 14, 2019 12:28 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Da 'Burb
Replies: 196
Views: 2442

Re: Da 'Burb

Yeah. Fine. I just can't relate to having such massive material assets lying about. For me it's not what you can buy or acquire, it's what you can MAKE.

Behold Nick Offerman's woodworking:

https://youtu.be/Gh6H7Md_L2k

(Parks and Recreation's Ron Swanson.)