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    Since I had to look it up- plans may differ on a...

    Since I had to look it up- plans may differ on a 401(k) loan, but the IRS max is 50k (or half the balance, whichever is lower) and the interest rate is a couple points higher than prime. You pay the...
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    The only thing worse than hanging wallpaper is...

    The only thing worse than hanging wallpaper is taking it down. And that's probably how I ended up with 8 layers of painted over wallpaper on my ceilings.
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    Do I need a dedicated circuit for a tiny (25sf)...

    Do I need a dedicated circuit for a tiny (25sf) radiant floor? It's in a mudroom. There is a 15A circuit already there- there are some lights and unused receptacles on it. I've been using it to run...
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    Wearing these right now, no complaints for years.

    Wearing these right now, no complaints for years.
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    Toilet paper in the sauna?

    Toilet paper in the sauna?
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    In WA you can use the Shaggy defense and it will...

    In WA you can use the Shaggy defense and it will be automatically dismissed. There is a box to sign right on the ticket. They do not make you name the driver.

    I don't really like technology...
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    Yeah seems like outswings have their pros and...

    Yeah seems like outswings have their pros and cons.

    We were going to use one of those mesh curtains to screen it for the couple months we need it. We've had one on patio doors before and were...
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    I'm enclosing the overhang/patio area by the back...

    I'm enclosing the overhang/patio area by the back door to be a small mudroom. It is only 55" deep, so I'm thinking a 36" exterior door is going to be too awkward if it swings inside. We are in...
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    They had 505 Hatch today at the Costco in SoDo.

    They had 505 Hatch today at the Costco in SoDo.
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    Hoarding old shit pays off once again. When...

    Hoarding old shit pays off once again.

    When my furnace was having pressure issues, I found out birds had been building a nest in the exhaust tube a few feet into my basement. Took care of it with...
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    Pretty safe bet rich white girl claiming self...

    Pretty safe bet rich white girl claiming self defense was going to work out for her.
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    I hope he is not even considering sending out 74...

    I hope he is not even considering sending out 74 $1.33 transactions.
  13. My neighbor's kid works at SpaceX and wants out...

    My neighbor's kid works at SpaceX and wants out bad last time I talked to her.
  14. Probably. ...

    Probably.

    https://www.snopes.com/fact-check/irs-87000-new-agents/
  15. Lots of temporarily embarrassed millionaires in...

    Lots of temporarily embarrassed millionaires in this country.
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    I'm going to enclose our rear entryway to make a...

    I'm going to enclose our rear entryway to make a small mudroom. The existing overhang is over a concrete pad that is 82" wide x 55" deep. Not huge, but should give us enough room to get the mess of...
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    In for three chicks at the same time. Thanks.

    In for three chicks at the same time. Thanks.
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    I will not be fooled by the sunk cost fallacy- in...

    I will not be fooled by the sunk cost fallacy- in again. Thanks!
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    In it to win it Thanks.

    In it to win it

    Thanks.
  20. "let that sink in" was the joke? Lame.

    "let that sink in" was the joke? Lame.
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    We have a low ceiling, but have this short (71")...

    We have a low ceiling, but have this short (71") squat rack and it does the job:
    https://www.titan.fitness/racks/power-racks/t-2-series/t-2-series-power-rack/T2-SERIES-RACK.html

    It is nice to...
  22. I seriously hate that shit. They have a...

    I seriously hate that shit. They have a commodity, just state the price. And half the time you can't even get a sales person to email you back.

    Internet says starting at 50k-100k+. Their media...
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    Around me SUP is already over, it's all about sit...

    Around me SUP is already over, it's all about sit down paddleboarding now.
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    I still play in tournaments. I think it...

    I still play in tournaments. I think it officially died in the 90s though. Some of the 80s heyday clubs are still around, and the CEO of LA Fitness must be a player since they keep building courts.
    ...
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    I'd also like to put something over my painted...

    I'd also like to put something over my painted concrete basement floor. There is definitely a couple old post footings that would have to be ground down, but the rest seems "flattish" if a bit sloped...
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    Trip report: Got a last minute reservation to...

    Trip report: Got a last minute reservation to camp 4 in mid July and there were two different groups already there poaching around the fringes of our reserved spot. They seemed to get away with it...
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    Anyone getting out in the PNW? Seems way too dry...

    Anyone getting out in the PNW? Seems way too dry around Seattle lately.
  28. If the truck sinks to the bottom, it was clearly...

    If the truck sinks to the bottom, it was clearly too choppy.
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    I wonder if the amount of decel will decrease as...

    I wonder if the amount of decel will decrease as battery performance increases- hybrids that use regen aren't nearly as severe as Teslas.
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    The IRS has claimed my wife's S-corporation...

    The IRS has claimed my wife's S-corporation returns were never received in 4 of the last 5 years. Takes several months to rectify- you can try over the phone but I just mail in all proof and wait....
  31. I'm a cheapskate, and I pay at least 20% tip on...

    I'm a cheapskate, and I pay at least 20% tip on tax.
  32. Continuing the theme:...

    Continuing the theme: https://youtu.be/kibB-DkwB_4?t=279
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    Thanks all. I think after further review I'll go...

    Thanks all. I think after further review I'll go to a real lumber yard and buy 5 new boards and orbital sand them as close as I can get. Thinking of getting cedar and just letting it ride until I...
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    I'd like to replace a board on a picnic table...

    I'd like to replace a board on a picnic table that is warped. Looks like pine to me- it was a pretty cheap kit I assembled. Actual dimensions are 1 3/8" x 5". I can't imagine these were special...
  35. Thread: Water.....

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    Yeah, the $190 for 6000 gallons is $88 for the...

    Yeah, the $190 for 6000 gallons is $88 for the water and $102 for the sewer, but I can't get one without the other.
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    Just checked my latest bill and I used 6000...

    Just checked my latest bill and I used 6000 gallons and paid $190 for water and sewer in Seattle. That's for 2 months.
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    PHEVs are exactly what I want for now. We are a 1...

    PHEVs are exactly what I want for now. We are a 1 car family and 300 miles+ on a day/weekend trip is not unusual for us, but that is probably not the case for most people.

    I think we are a long...
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    I've been after a plug in hybrid SUV to solve the...

    I've been after a plug in hybrid SUV to solve the backcountry range issue for a while now. I also do not like the idea of building in extra time on longer trips- I drive fast for a reason. I guess it...
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    I tried a bunch of brands and types a while back,...

    I tried a bunch of brands and types a while back, never worked right in my house and when they did couldn't get too low. I have some Philips HUE bulbs that can dim well, but basic 'dimmable' LED...
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    I feel like an old fogey but I do prefer my...

    I feel like an old fogey but I do prefer my incandescent lights- and my whole house was wired up with ancient dimmer switches. Someday I guess people like me will all be gone, babbling to our graves...
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    The pizza cones are currently doing well on the...

    The pizza cones are currently doing well on the instagram food truck/ex cupcake shop owner scene, not sure how long it will last.
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    Thanks for the pictures. Yeah, this was...

    Thanks for the pictures.



    Yeah, this was from a plumbing supply house. I brought in the old split one and the first thing the guy said to me was just wrap it. I think I'm just going to return...
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    Yeah, the outside handle. Seems to drip from the...

    Yeah, the outside handle. Seems to drip from the screw in the 'knob'. Only happens when there is pressure in the hose, but then stops after a little while.

    For winter, plan was to shut it off...
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    Well, between the fittings and the pex tool...

    Well, between the fittings and the pex tool rental it was cheaper to just replace it with another frost free bib. I did not get the vacuum fitting/antisiphon valve, just the basic one.

    When I...
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    Thanks. PEX does sound like a good idea. There...

    Thanks. PEX does sound like a good idea. There is red PEX running along the roof of my basement that transitions to the white under the crawlspace under the porch- not sure what the logic was to go...
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    The copper pipe attached to my hose line cracked-...

    The copper pipe attached to my hose line cracked- The antisiphon adapter was leaking all over the place and we noticed some seemed to be coming from behind the wall too. I usually try to unhook the...
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    Ooh, I've got one: Climbing Mt. Whitney and...

    Ooh, I've got one:

    Climbing Mt. Whitney and Mt. Russell soon. If all goes well, we will have 2 extra days to make it back to LA. Looking for something else cool to do on the way- doesn't have to...
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    Like one of them tigers... from India.

    Like one of them tigers... from India.
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    I'd like to buy one of those outdoor burners. I'd...

    I'd like to buy one of those outdoor burners. I'd like to use it car camping and use a griddle too. Seems like they have special ones designed for woks, and I would be interested in that also. I...
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