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Re: The Official Useless Post Thread

Post by Shannon » Wed Nov 13, 2019 8:30 am

Ya for sure, if anyone says they have not I would be concerned.We all learn from mistakes.

I have this fear with plumbing that somethings going to burst. I never cover up plumbing without leaving it exposed and pressured up overnight if I can.
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Post by emtnut » Wed Nov 13, 2019 10:53 am

Dia wrote:
Mon Nov 11, 2019 3:40 pm
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When this wire was bent inside the octagon, it was slightly exposed. Not pictured was the broken marrette with the twist wire exposed. I'm not a pro, but apparently neither was this electrician. Every light I go to change (that he/she did) is totally effed in one way or another. Do I just have the whole house inspected at this point?
From what I can see, it looks like more than the plastic film cut, It looks like the jacket is cut too ! ??
If so, either strip that part off, or tape it up.

As for the inspection, you can easily do that yourself. I'd think 2 or 3 hours to properly check every receptacle and outlet.

Generally speaking, if there was a short, it will pop the breaker so not a huge risk.

I've never done it to my own place, but at both my daughters places, I replaced all the switches and recepts and got rid of any issues (including backstabbing). Also installed GFCIs where needed.
Probably about 2 - 3 hundred (the GFCIs are $$ and I went with the decora devices)

Even if you don't replace any devices, It will give you peace of mind to check things out ... worth it for a couple hours of work IMO.
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Re: The Official Useless Post Thread

Post by emtnut » Wed Nov 13, 2019 11:03 am

Dia wrote:
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Question for you guys: have you ever realized after the fact that you'd (potentially) made a mistake on a job and gone back to check/fix it?
Of course !! :mrgreen: :o :shock: :oops:

Usually for me it's first thing in the morning (after), and I think of something that I had wanted to check and forgot.

Conscientiousness is a good thing ... unless you're a contractor , then it's $$ lost.

My last years at work I was the boss, so it was easy to make sure everything was done right (it was all I had to do on the job). Not so easy when you're chief cook and bottle washer and doing bits of all trades.
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Re: The Official Useless Post Thread

Post by Aaron » Wed Nov 13, 2019 12:14 pm

Shannon wrote:
Wed Nov 13, 2019 8:30 am
Ya for sure, if anyone says they have not I would be concerned.We all learn from mistakes.

I have this fear with plumbing that somethings going to burst. I never cover up plumbing without leaving it exposed and pressured up overnight if I can.
Yeah plumbing is no joke. It's those microscopic leaks that make me paranoid, where there's a hole smaller than a pinhole.

I've been able to detect some of those leaks with paper towel and sometimes they just go away because minerals in the water plug them.

Still uneasy, though...

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Post by Aaron » Wed Nov 13, 2019 1:24 pm

emtnut wrote:
Wed Nov 13, 2019 10:53 am
From what I can see, it looks like more than the plastic film cut, It looks like the jacket is cut too ! ??
If so, either strip that part off, or tape it up.
Eagle-eyed! I went back and noticed that too. I can't see it on my phone screen.

Ideally heat-shrink tubing for that repair!

Unless there's enough length in the wire to cut that part off and strip off some undisturbed wire to make the splice.

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Post by emtnut » Thu Nov 21, 2019 8:44 pm

Got a question for y'all.
I have a commercial contract with a client, and looking to give him something for christmas.
I've given him a gas card, and a canadian tire prepaid card in prior years.
I could go with a prepaid visa/mastercard I guess, but any suggestions appreciated.

I know he likes his Rum, but I don't know what brand, and not sure what beer he drinks either.
He's a solid family guy thou, so something that would be good for him and the misses would probably score large !
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Post by Shannon » Thu Nov 21, 2019 9:04 pm

Lasenza gift card? :D :D :oops: :oops: :o

Any local restaurants they frequent that you know of?
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Re: The Official Useless Post Thread

Post by A. Spruce » Thu Nov 21, 2019 11:14 pm

If you have it up there, Mount Gay rum is some darned tasty stuff!
https://www.totalwine.com/spirits/rum/g ... e/p/672750

If you're unsure his tastes, then I'd go with restaurant gift cards, which is what I usually give to clients and subcontractors.
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Post by emtnut » Fri Nov 22, 2019 7:50 am

Thanks, I like the restaurant idea.

I may check out Lasenza too, just ummmm ... browse :mrgreen:
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Post by Aaron » Fri Nov 22, 2019 2:10 pm

Had to look up La Senza. Exactly what I thought! Ha ha ha!! 👙

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Post by Aaron » Sat Nov 23, 2019 3:20 am

Shots of Jägermeister? Decline, guys...

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Post by Shannon » Sun Nov 24, 2019 9:41 am

Aaron wrote:
Fri Nov 22, 2019 2:10 pm
Had to look up La Senza. Exactly what I thought! Ha ha ha!! 👙

Maybe thats a Canadian chain, cuz it went right over Spruceys head as well . :lol: :lol:
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Post by Shannon » Sun Nov 24, 2019 9:42 am

Oh boy rough night for Aaron.
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Post by Aaron » Sun Nov 24, 2019 4:37 pm

Shannon wrote:
Sun Nov 24, 2019 9:41 am
Maybe thats a Canadian chain, cuz it went right over Spruceys head as well . :lol: :lol:
It must be, I had never heard of it. Down here it's Victoria's Secret and Frederick's of Hollywood. But I knew what you were... intimating? Ha ha ha
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Oh boy rough night for Aaron.
It happens every once in a while, I get carried away. Gotta be careful where I sit at the bar.

I normally don't do New Year Resolutions but I think I will for January. No more than two bar visits a month and only with close friends.

Gotta get back into coffee and endorphins.

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Post by Aaron » Sun Nov 24, 2019 4:44 pm

You guys see this Tesla pickup planned for next year? Christ it looks like it drove right off the set of Blade Runner.

$70k with the longest-range battery.

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Post by Shannon » Sun Nov 24, 2019 5:00 pm

Well we will see what it actually looks like when they role off the line, I really find it hard to believe that that is a fair representation of the actual "truck". I would even drive a Honda Ridgeline before I drove that train wreck! It has some impressive options and capabilities including the much higher range on its best battery set up but wow that body is way to far fetched for me.
Elon has egg on his face at the unveiling with the "armour glass", I laughed out loud.
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Post by Aaron » Sun Nov 24, 2019 5:36 pm

Yeah I'll suspend judgment and take a wait and see position. It's a pretty exotic design and it's weird to make a spectacle like this and not deliver at least something that looks similar to this mockup.

I think it's too exotic. But you never know, this could be a vehicle that makes Tesla explode in popularity with the masses. People are so fickle. But they are taking a gamble to be sure. It will make or break Tesla, I think. If this truck fails the company will probably not make it

Yeah I didn't see that faux pas about the armour glass but read about it. Oops.

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Post by Aaron » Mon Nov 25, 2019 12:33 am

Oh I guess reading up again the "cybertruck" is slated for 2021, with the long-range triple motor $70k version in 2022.

Apparently 146k preorders so far, split mostly between the mid- and long-range!

Still looks like that wedge you use to prop a door open. Just too extreme, I am skeptical it can gain mass appeal.

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Post by emtnut » Mon Nov 25, 2019 5:36 pm

That thing is butt ugly :mrgreen:

Mr Admin guy ... we need a puke emoticon :lol:
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Post by A. Spruce » Mon Nov 25, 2019 10:52 pm

Shannon wrote:
Sun Nov 24, 2019 9:41 am
Aaron wrote:
Fri Nov 22, 2019 2:10 pm
Had to look up La Senza. Exactly what I thought! Ha ha ha!! 👙

Maybe thats a Canadian chain, cuz it went right over Spruceys head as well . :lol: :lol:
Sprucey has to be around to play the game before it goes over his head! :lol: Around these parts it's Frederick's of Bakersfield or Vincent's Secrets. :mrgreen: And yes, it's as bad as that would seem! :lol:

I agree, the Tesla truck is Butt ugly!!! The news had a "breaking" story, it seems that when Elon was unveiling the new truck, one of the features is unbreakable windows, so they toss a steel ball at one . . . it breaks. So, they toss the ball more lightly ata second window . . . it breaks! :lol: Elon said they'd fix that problem! :lol:
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Post by Aaron » Tue Nov 26, 2019 4:36 am

emtnut wrote:
Mon Nov 25, 2019 5:36 pm
That thing is butt ugly :mrgreen:

Mr Admin guy ... we need a puke emoticon :lol:
🤮

Puke-face Unicode is U+1F92E.

If you're using Windows, hold down ALT and using only the number keypad for plus and numbers, and using the normal keyboard for letters A-F, enter +1F92E and then release ALT.

On mac you press CTRL+CMD+SPACE and type in U+1F92E to insert the character.

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Post by Shannon » Tue Nov 26, 2019 7:22 am

Aaron wrote:
Tue Nov 26, 2019 4:36 am
emtnut wrote:
Mon Nov 25, 2019 5:36 pm
That thing is butt ugly :mrgreen:

Mr Admin guy ... we need a puke emoticon :lol:
🤮

Puke-face Unicode is U+1F92E.

If you're using Windows, hold down ALT and using only the number keypad for plus and numbers, and using the normal keyboard for letters A-F, enter +1F92E and then release ALT.

On mac you press CTRL+CMD+SPACE and type in U+1F92E to insert the character.


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Post by emtnut » Tue Nov 26, 2019 2:02 pm

Aaron wrote:
Sat Nov 23, 2019 3:20 am
Shots of Jägermeister? Decline, guys...
Good ! More for me :mrgreen:

Jägermeister is the nectar of the Gods :lol:
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Post by emtnut » Tue Nov 26, 2019 2:04 pm

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Yah ... not gonna happen :mrgreen:

Mr Admin guy just needs to put it on the side here -------->
And it's 'one click' away.

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Post by Aaron » Tue Nov 26, 2019 4:46 pm

emtnut wrote:
Tue Nov 26, 2019 2:02 pm
Jägermeister is the nectar of the Gods :lol:
No.
emtnut wrote:
Tue Nov 26, 2019 2:04 pm
ctl alt space del ins paste copy U %67hbnb3355&^%**&6

Yah ... not gonna happen :mrgreen:

Mr Admin guy just needs to put it on the side here -------->
And it's 'one click' away.

Easy Peasy
You can also go to emojipedia.org, find your emoji there, then copy-paste it here.

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Post by Aaron » Tue Nov 26, 2019 5:00 pm

Bracing for a pre-Thanksgiving snow storm here in the Twin Cities. Supposed to get a good one to two feet. :roll:

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Post by Shannon » Tue Nov 26, 2019 6:21 pm

Aaron wrote:
Tue Nov 26, 2019 5:00 pm
Bracing for a pre-Thanksgiving snow storm here in the Twin Cities. Supposed to get a good one to two feet. :roll:
We have had unseasonably warm weather here for the last couple weeks but I see you guys are getting a real blast of snow coming.
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Post by Aaron » Tue Nov 26, 2019 6:50 pm

Everyone's talking about it. Luckily I have my groceries bought. The grocery stores are probably madness right now because of the double whammy of the snowstorm and Thanksgiving. Wish we got the holiday over with in October like you guys up there.

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Post by Shannon » Thu Nov 28, 2019 7:58 am

Oh man aint that the truth! I can do without the cranberries and egg shells! :D
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