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    Any experience here with “parenting marriage?” ...

    Any experience here with “parenting marriage?”

    Asking for a friend.

    https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/contemplating-divorce/201812/want-introduce-parenting-marriage-your-spouse


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  2. Highly recommend swimguru. Lessons were held in...

    Highly recommend swimguru. Lessons were held in the scuba pool at Underwater Sports on Aurora, or the LA Fitness a little north of that also on 99. Private lessons only, and 15 mins for littles, and...
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    If you have any reason to be in Olympia, the HD...

    If you have any reason to be in Olympia, the HD down there stocks 5’x100’ rolls of obdyke hydrogap wrap, which I used on my home addition. If you’re installing yourself, the 5’ wide rolls are easier...
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    Home Remodel: Do, Don'ts, Advice

    Here’s a spitball idea. Replace stoop with full house-width covered porch. Use existing gable (not a gable? Pointy top whatever) to establish top of roof hips to extend over porch. Not a trivial job,...
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    “Great stuff” foam is sold in a pest blocking...

    “Great stuff” foam is sold in a pest blocking variety. No idea what’s in it, but it’s worth a shot. For bigger critters use hardware cloth to cover any gaps. And kill the fuckers with poison or an...
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    "It's the classic plumber's lament." There...

    "It's the classic plumber's lament."

    There shouldn't be a "mixing valve" if it's a two handle faucet. With old two handle style valves, it's probably time to just replace them. You might be able...
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    Lots of good advice in here. If you want just one...

    Lots of good advice in here. If you want just one very specific activity recommendation, here’s my top Tuscany touristy tip-
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    Weird plywood sizes and all other dado/grooving...

    Weird plywood sizes and all other dado/grooving needs are much easier to handle with a kerfmaker. I just got the most Chinese sample available and it works great....
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    Shit you built with your own two hands (picture thread)

    Some more domino joinery projects. Montessori chairs/tables copied from some Etsy designs.
    https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20210602/7fcbfe5f5bed0c338e3ff28f4ab09c45.jpg

    Borrowed some design...
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    I just replied to the thread that search brought...

    I just replied to the thread that search brought up. I agree, OP’s fuckin up! And no blow for me? Your handle says otherwise!

    I guess I’ll try some sort of electric blower since sentiments are...
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    Bump for battery blowers... Any love for...

    Bump for battery blowers...

    Any love for electric/battery powered blowers? We just put in a sport court and I want to keep it clear of the cedar/pine detritus that has a way of getting trapped in...
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    I’d lop the top off and just replace the...

    I’d lop the top off and just replace the switches. They’re cheap, and you won’t have to spend any time cleaning the red paint off of them.


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    I’m no electrical dentist but I’d take a look at...

    I’m no electrical dentist but I’d take a look at the terminals on the receptacle in that box. One of those cables looks a little roasted.


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    I got mine from Costco when they randomly carried...

    I got mine from Costco when they randomly carried it. It's nice.
    Harbor Freight actually sells a similar one made by franklin for only $35:...
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    If I were in the market for a single...

    If I were in the market for a single homeowner/diy ladder I’d pick up a king kombo or werner’s equivalent. Much lighter than a little giant, and much easier to set up I would think.
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    For the wine thing... You could put some “top...

    For the wine thing...

    You could put some “top mount” drawer pulls on the front edge of the shelves, so they are pointed up and will stick up just far enough to keep a bottle from rolling off....
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    I like Ken, but wouldn’t hate to see an unknown...

    I like Ken, but wouldn’t hate to see an unknown get the job if it’s a good fit. Alex’s voice just WAS jeopardy. I think for the show to maintain its “comfy” feel in everyone’s nightly routine they...
  18. Thread: Chef’s knives?

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    Yeah, it has good bones. Sent from my...

    Yeah, it has good bones.


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  19. Thread: Chef’s knives?

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    Did someone say cleaver?...

    Did someone say cleaver?
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    I found these in the garage among all the previous owners’ stuff. The cleaver’s tang is a...
  20. Thread: Chef’s knives?

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    I bought victorinox after reading the previous...

    I bought victorinox after reading the previous iteration of this thread 5 or 6 years ago. They’re still going strong, and often when others use them they say “wow these are nice”. In reality, they’re...
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    If you don’t mind coughing up $15 there are lots...

    If you don’t mind coughing up $15 there are lots of options at https://www.icreatables.com/sheds/shed-plans-backyard. Or if you’ve ever done any building, the materials lists are free so you should...
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    Outdoor LED floodlights

    Any recommendations on LED fixtures for lighting up a sport court? We have a single ~16' pole installed to use for the net and light, but need some lights to mount on it. The court is about 30'x50'....
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    Agreed that you don’t need to strip the finish....

    Agreed that you don’t need to strip the finish. Just make sure they’re clean and give a light sand. Obviously sand off any cracked/peeling finish though.

    I do think with them being oak you’ll...
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    Just some old janky step flashing. I just...

    Just some old janky step flashing. I just collected another handful of mortar from the crumbling chimney today; it's definitely on the list of to-dos.
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    New gutters were installed today. Not sure I’m...

    New gutters were installed today. Not sure I’m thrilled about this corner. The different facia levels make it a little tricky, but as a hack dose of stuff, I think I’d have capped the upper gutter...
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    I did something similar recently (converted...

    I did something similar recently (converted bypass sliding closet doors to hinged/outswinging). I installed the hinges on the doors where I wanted them first, then measured and cut the mortise for...
  27. Being a tiffany card, you should look into other...

    Being a tiffany card, you should look into other LVMH brands https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/LVMH. Maybe you can turn it into $1k worth of cognac or champagne.

    Skis are still a better option
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    Chuck McGill may have died in a house fire, but...

    Chuck McGill may have died in a house fire, but the proximate cause was EM radiation poisoning.
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    Riser- maybe something like this could work? I...

    Riser- maybe something like this could work? I searched “mini scissor jack” and see a variety of things like this.

    YaeTek 4" x 4" 100mm Stainless Steel Lab Scissor Jack Stand Platform LAB Lift...
  30. Thread: Fuck Cancer

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    Mom was cleared over ten years ago after...

    Mom was cleared over ten years ago after chemo/radiation for breast cancer. Dr even said she was cured. Her oncologist retired over a year ago and wanted to see her once more to give her the “all...
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    If you want to stick to Lowe's, I've noticed...

    If you want to stick to Lowe's, I've noticed they're deeply discounting Hitachi (now "Metabo HPT") cordless tools. It looks like they have an impact with 2 batteries for $69 now. It's a less popular...
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    If all you need is a driver, and don't need huge...

    If all you need is a driver, and don't need huge power, I'd look at the 12v bosch kits that are going for around 100. https://toolguyd.com/bosch-12v-cordless-drill-impact-driver-combo-deal-111719/
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    Off topic, but I didn't want to search for the...

    Off topic, but I didn't want to search for the power tool thread. This is a hell of a deal for makita stuff, considering the number of batteries included (add to cart and extras should appear there):...
  34. Thread: What phone now?

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    I made the switch from verizon to xfinity mobile...

    I made the switch from verizon to xfinity mobile almost a year ago. It does drop calls occasionally. Verizon never did for me previously, and it mainly occurs at home when I'm on wifi so I assume...
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    Recessed Lighting/LED Retrofits

    I need some recessed (can) lights. While the options are broad, I can't find much in the way of actual advice or reviews of different models/manufacturers. If we were just planning on incandescent...
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    Not a problem, I was just curious. I’m in Seattle...

    Not a problem, I was just curious. I’m in Seattle so I’ll look for some other options that won’t need cross country shipping, but it’s been tougher than I’d imagined to find high quality engineered...
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    Thanks, that's exactly what I was thinking. Do...

    Thanks, that's exactly what I was thinking. Do you remember the $/sf? It's gotta be a bit higher than the other engineered stuff I've found, but we're doing a small space and it may be worth it. I...
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    Just starting to look into wood floor options - I...

    Just starting to look into wood floor options - I recall someone here (I think) posting a link to a company making some really nice stuff, but of course I can't find it now.

    I did see this link,...
  39. how often I go down there may be directly...

    how often I go down there may be directly proportional to how comfy I can make it.

    "Dang! It sounds like that electrical pipe under the house sprung an oil leak again. Better go check it out."...
  40. Looking at it again, I think that's what he's...

    Looking at it again, I think that's what he's drawn up. Makes sense, but I've been approaching everything trying to maintain a useable crawlspace so I had it in my mind that we'd be hanging joists...
  41. Right, joists will run parallel to existing...

    Right, joists will run parallel to existing house's adjoining wall. The addition is about 36' long, and joists will be hung in the four "squares" created by those beams. The plans call for 8" ledgers...
  42. Happy ending - no responsibility needs to be...

    Happy ending - no responsibility needs to be taken. The architect stopped by to take a look, and while he wasn't thrilled, he admitted it was overbuilt and that we can still attain adequate shear...
  43. Seattle area. I’m meeting with Art Vandelay...

    Seattle area.

    I’m meeting with Art Vandelay (the architect) today, so we’ll get things figured out soon. No doubt that should say T&B though, thanks y’all.




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  44. Close, it's a footer/stem wall, with crawlspace...

    Close, it's a footer/stem wall, with crawlspace opening shown. It's a small addition to the back of our house. The inspector gave the OK to pour and this is what I see after they pulled the forms:...
  45. Building mags - what does this mean? (Foundation terminology)

    I could ask the architect, or a more appropriate forum, but let's see what a group of dentists thinks:

    What's the T&P mean? (#5 rebar, yes, but what does that abbreviation tell me to do with it?)...
  46. If you make it to Arenal, hit some hot springs....

    If you make it to Arenal, hit some hot springs. We went to Tabacon, and I'd go back in a heartbeat. Well worth the $....
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    Take a look at osmo. It’s an oil/wax blend that...

    Take a look at osmo. It’s an oil/wax blend that you can “spot repair” rather than having to totally strip and refinish.

    https://www.midwest-flooring.com/collections/osmo






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    Which of the 1.9 million seasoning methods are...

    Which of the 1.9 million seasoning methods are you using? I am close to de-waxing a new carbon steel pan, and this lady seems to have a good (but time-intensive) method using flaxseed oil:...
  49. I shouldn’t have used the precip as an example, I...

    I shouldn’t have used the precip as an example, I know they’re in a completely different class. I was purely interested in a comparison on weight/packability.

    Glad to hear the raglan sleeve has...
  50. Hey Micol- What do you think about the LTE...

    Hey Micol-

    What do you think about the LTE jackets as a lightweight rain jacket? Is it really that light, say approaching a marmot precip (just as a common example)?

    Any experimentation with...
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