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    It's a wall surround for a tub that goes to the...

    It's a wall surround for a tub that goes to the ceiling. So, partial tile at the top?
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    Home Remodel: Do, Don'ts, Advice

    Wall tile question. I want to avoid a half tile at the top, so can I start with a half tile on the bottom? Wall is 80 1/8” tall, tiles are 3.94” plus .125” spacers. That puts me at 19.5 tiles, right?...
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    Apologies for any offense. It was an insensitive...

    Apologies for any offense. It was an insensitive way to express my rabid hate for the dust that shit creates.

    I did use an N95 mask, but I’m not convinced that the cheap masks are adequate. I had...
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    Shorts guy. Everybody knew/knows a shorts guy. Do...

    Shorts guy. Everybody knew/knows a shorts guy. Do we really need a whole article and analysis on shorts guy?
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    It's definitely more playful in short mode, and...

    It's definitely more playful in short mode, and more stable/planted in long, but it's not a massive difference. It's a short bike by design, with a slack STA by current standards, so I notice the...
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    My trail bike has adjustable stays. Gotta crank...

    My trail bike has adjustable stays. Gotta crank 'em good and tight (Ti bolts help a lot), but they've been fine.

    Actually, the rockers have been fine. The nds stay has broken...twice...but, that...
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    You could always go custom with your LLS...

    You could always go custom with your LLS hardtail. Starting at $250!

    https://www.marinobike.com/producto/custom-hardtail-mtb-frame/
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    Apparently he's softening a little. I see that,...

    Apparently he's softening a little. I see that, despite his Engineer's Take, he's decided to publish the geo numbers for the Stamina 180.
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    I've been doing 16/8 IF consistently for 4 or 5...

    I've been doing 16/8 IF consistently for 4 or 5 years. At this point, it mostly comes down to convenience. Breakfast is a pain in the ass on busy mornings, so I typically don't bother.

    IF is a...
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    I think some would consider the stays on the...

    I think some would consider the stays on the Trail Pistol to be super short, relatively. All of GG's bikes are on the shorter end of the spectrum, and are in the range of what I prefer. I wouldn't...
  11. Maybe it’s because you touch yourself?

    Maybe it’s because you touch yourself?
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    2020 bikes that make your shorts tight

    No. Stability is currently king above every other handling characteristic.

    BB heights seem to be creeping up a bit, too.

    ETA, holistic geo changes definitely make sense as frame size increase,...
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    Two cement board specific circular saw blades,...

    Two cement board specific circular saw blades, three jigsaw blades, a hole saw, and some lung cancer later and my backer board is up.

    So, here’s some advice. If you’re putting up shower walls,...
  14. Two pickets to Tittsburgh

    Two pickets to Tittsburgh
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    No Royal Farms down here. We have a ratty gas...

    No Royal Farms down here. We have a ratty gas station that makes fantastic fried chicken, though. Across the street is an even rattier gas station. In the back a little Mexican lady makes tamales...
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    Thanks! Another question. I've "leveled" the...

    Thanks!

    Another question. I've "leveled" the back and side wall studs of the tub surround so the backer board can lay flat, but there's a slight inward taper of the side walls from the bottom to...
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    More of a how than a why. I'm not sure how, but...

    More of a how than a why. I'm not sure how, but my son will find a way.

    Good info on the cork, thanks.
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    Talk to me. We have boxes of white hexagonal tile...

    Talk to me. We have boxes of white hexagonal tile for the floor, but I'm having second thoughts cause I know we (the kids) will destroy it. This stuff pretty tough? If there's 3/8 gap at the edges,...
  19. I kinda assumed that was the plan when you first...

    I kinda assumed that was the plan when you first got a Trail Pistol. That seems like a really good fit. Pretty stoked for you, but super stoked for me when you sell them off. :D
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    Thanks, Foggy! Thanks, I figured out I...

    Thanks, Foggy!



    Thanks, I figured out I couldn't use the self-leveling. Some sanding and bracing got me level, and the plywood is down. My initial reading indicated that plywood was an...
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    A little less than a quarter inch at a low spot....

    A little less than a quarter inch at a low spot. The floor is pretty good except for a troop against the tub. I was planning to put some self leveling compound down and then put the underlay on top...
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    Yes. Subfloor is 1/2” plywood (not t&g). Plan is...

    Yes. Subfloor is 1/2” plywood (not t&g). Plan is to level then put 3/4” over this for tile. House was built in ‘77. Joists are 14” on center except this section which is closer to 18”.
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    I’m the tile guy...for now. This kinda shit is...

    I’m the tile guy...for now. This kinda shit is making nuts.

    The screw line indicates the joist to the left of the toilet drain. Other joist is under the wall framing. There’s a ton of shit...
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    Home Remodel: Do, Don'ts, Advice

    Bathroom is gutted. Pulled the underlayment and there’s a flexy spot under the toilet. The wood isn’t rotted.

    Flex spot is small (circle) Does this need to be replaced? I’d just fix it normally...
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    I never hit the deep end of despair, but things...

    I never hit the deep end of despair, but things got pretty dark. I can completely relate to the negative effects GI issues can have on your psyche. Has she tweaked her diet? I’m guessing yes, but...
  27. Sardines are perfect in theory but in practice...

    Sardines are perfect in theory but in practice the empty cans are a messy, stinky pain in the ass.
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    I’m a terrible baker. I’ve never had a successful...

    I’m a terrible baker. I’ve never had a successful (looking) cheesecake that didn’t cook in a water bath, AB style.
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    Looks like elephant toothpaste gone wild.

    Looks like elephant toothpaste gone wild.
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    Werd. That's a good way to go. If you like it,...

    Werd. That's a good way to go. If you like it, you can eventually upgrade. If you hate it, you're not out much.
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    Rim brakes work. Disc brakes work well. I'd still...

    Rim brakes work. Disc brakes work well. I'd still buy it for $200, though.
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    I think this is less the case now, but a lot of...

    I think this is less the case now, but a lot of the early "gravel" bikes were rebadged CX frames, which is makes for a different bike than a rebadged road frame with more tire clearance. Newer gravel...
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    If you’re feeling really adventurous, Stokesville...

    If you’re feeling really adventurous, Stokesville is ~2 hours. I’d be happy to show you around if I’m available. Well worth the extra hour (each way) if you can pull it off.
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    Wrong decade, Boomer.

    Wrong decade, Boomer.
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    Skippy Yo Yankee, good for any season! 1 case...

    Skippy Yo Yankee, good for any season!

    1 case Coors Light
    1 handle Popov
    2 cans frozen lemonade concentrate
    2 cans frozen limeade concentrate
    1 bag ice

    Mix and enjoy!
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    Don’t wait too long for overnighters with the...

    Don’t wait too long for overnighters with the kids. My daughter has been game for anything until this year, now she’s a grumpy preteen. She’s been doing overnighters since she was 5 or 6 and some of...
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    OneVape? Which one you got? Been a while, what...

    OneVape? Which one you got?

    Been a while, what else are folks recommending these days?
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    I've exploded two and dropped a third. Nice...

    I've exploded two and dropped a third. Nice stuff, but I'm apparently too rough on it.
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    Interdasting. Hard to tell the difference between...

    Interdasting. Hard to tell the difference between the various models and they’re all the same price. I like the all glass vapor path.
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    The kids got monthly Kiwi crates for Xmas. They...

    The kids got monthly Kiwi crates for Xmas. They do the making, so that counts, right?
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    The latch on my ancient toolbox just broke....

    The latch on my ancient toolbox just broke. Anybody got a recommendation for a replacement? Does it even matter?
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    I took two pork belly sides to the head over the...

    I took two pork belly sides to the head over the past week cause nobody else will eat it. I love pork belly.
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    This is where I typically tout the benefits of a...

    This is where I typically tout the benefits of a deep fried turkey, but we’re changing it up this year. The past two years have been bad news for a bunch of reasons. We didn’t eat until almost 8 last...
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    Cook off the whatever’s on the pads, wipe the...

    Cook off the whatever’s on the pads, wipe the rotor off with alcohol, rub some dirt on the pads and rotor (f’realz). They may feel marginal at first. I’d be living on the street if I replaced the...
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    Hell if I know. One of em looks like it was from...

    Hell if I know. One of em looks like it was from an impact.

    I’d still be running it, but got a like new Eagle drivetrain for stinky cheap.
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    E13 extended range cassettes?

    The creaking! The shim they sent worked until it didn’t. I’ve bent my 44t ring several times and have a buddy who’s had the same problem with his 46t. Still got a solid 2+ seasons out of it and it...
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    Scotty’s got it. Cranberry hooch is made in...

    Scotty’s got it. Cranberry hooch is made in somebody’s back shed and is half filled with little booze bombs masquerading as cranberries. “Effective” is a more common descriptor than “good”.
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    Thanks, needed some cheap tires. Got an Aquila...

    Thanks, needed some cheap tires. Got an Aquila and a Citius.
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    Check those Amazon reviews ...

    Check those Amazon reviews

    https://www.fakespot.com/
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