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    Yeah... and we could have bought some new...

    Yeah... and we could have bought some new construction thing with gray LVP everywhere and no toxic waste, but we were all "we want a house with character!" hahaha. This house could be pretty cool one...
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    Ha! Kind of looks like you might be right. That...

    Ha! Kind of looks like you might be right. That explains the moaning we hear at night, we just thought it was the neighbors.

    I'm using a vinegar/water solution, but soaking from the front doesn't...
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    Can confirm, currently stripping 3 layers of...

    Can confirm, currently stripping 3 layers of painted wallpaper :cussing:

    Really wonder what the deal is with that big plaster patch

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    How do you have a 12k square foot house and cheap...

    How do you have a 12k square foot house and cheap out on every finish inside and out?
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    Thank you

    Thank you
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    I'm pretty sure this is just the difference...

    I'm pretty sure this is just the difference between old skanky white and white

    [edited after I went and looked]

    OK, you may be right. I have a feeling that one's going to be on the back burner...
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    Goddamnit, I hadn't even noticed until you...

    Goddamnit, I hadn't even noticed until you mentioned it, and now I can't unsee it
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    Mission accomplished, thanks everyone for your...

    Mission accomplished, thanks everyone for your help!

    Once I pulled everything out, I saw that the funky white wire+black wire connection was just a few inches of white wire tying together some...
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    Ha! Your microwave photo is pretty much how my...

    Ha! Your microwave photo is pretty much how my range hood was installed when I moved in to my house in Portland.
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    Hmm, that's interesting. There are no ducts in...

    Hmm, that's interesting. There are no ducts in that bathroom, it just has infloor heat and a radiant bulb. So when we run the fan during a shower, the only routes for makeup air would be under the...
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    I'm learning a lot of new electrical terminology...

    I'm learning a lot of new electrical terminology today - gang bang, 3-way, electrical work is clearly more fun than I thought. Sadly, no 3-ways here, each of the bathroom fixtures just has a single...
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    thanks guys, I'm starting to get the idea this...

    thanks guys, I'm starting to get the idea this may be getting above my pay grade.

    So to recap what I'm understanding, a voltage tester might indicate that white+black connection is neutral, but...
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    Thanks Core Shot and Sir Bumpsalot, I appreciate...

    Thanks Core Shot and Sir Bumpsalot, I appreciate it.

    Sirbumps, those directions are very clear and make sense to me. One question: for the white wire to neutral, the only white wire I see in that...
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    Can someone point me the right way on some...

    Can someone point me the right way on some wiring? This is in the bathroom, the switch that's pulled out controls a fan. Photo kind of sucks, but it's wired with two black wires and the ground. I'd...
  15. Uncertain how he sees endearing himself to the...

    Uncertain how he sees endearing himself to the right as a good move for Tesla. Anyone think the brodozer guys are going to trade them for Teslas?
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    I put one of these in the garage attic I...

    I put one of these in the garage attic I mentioned a few pages back: https://www.homedepot.com/p/Kidde-Smart-Water-Leak-and-Freeze-Detector-Battery-Operated-21031205/320218668

    It doesn't need a...
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    Yeah, looks like they don't deliver to WA or OR....

    Yeah, looks like they don't deliver to WA or OR. I wish that we could just get over that and make domestic booze shipments unrestricted. Maybe that can be a legislative priority for 2023 when...
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    Thanks for the Shevkoff rec, that would be just...

    Thanks for the Shevkoff rec, that would be just up my alley (good, cheap, and as a bonus, supports Ukraine). I just poked around online and didn't find anything, but next time I'm in a bigger liquor...
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    I'm so sorry to hear that Kenny. My mother was...

    I'm so sorry to hear that Kenny. My mother was diagnosed about four years ago and I can't find the words to describe the experience for her and for us. It's been the hardest thing I've ever gone...
  20. I think it's going to crater much faster than...

    I think it's going to crater much faster than that.
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    Just getting to the end of a bottle of Cognac...

    Just getting to the end of a bottle of Cognac Park Borderies. It takes my wife and I about a year to get through a bottle of cognac, so picking the next bottle is kind of a big deal. I wanted to go...
  22. Thread: Mega jillions

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    This sounds like a plan to me - roll the $100...

    This sounds like a plan to me - roll the $100 into another jackpot and set up a gas, steak, and hooker Gofundme to thank Mazderati for his efforts. But yes, the final decision should be up to Maz.
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    Last winter Spokane had a stretch of a week or so...

    Last winter Spokane had a stretch of a week or so with high temps in the low teens F. I didn't think that standard neoprene pipe insulation would do the trick for temps like that - there will be gaps...
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    FWIW, people have definitely had their Nests die...

    FWIW, people have definitely had their Nests die on them during cold weather due to bad software updates, and there has been lots of talk that they're hackable, but I haven't actually seen any news...
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    Thanks AC! There's only about 20', so it's a...

    Thanks AC! There's only about 20', so it's a manageable amount. It's not just hose bibs, there are three plumbed spaces served by this run: a utility bathroom, the laundry room, and a DADU. The...
  26. Thread: Mega jillions

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    Well, Mazderati doesn't get an RS6 this time...

    Well, Mazderati doesn't get an RS6 this time around, but at least he can buy some nice booze
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    What's the best way to keep this pex from...

    What's the best way to keep this pex from freezing? It's in an unconditioned but poorly insulated attic that seems to run about 10 degrees above outside temperatures. I got some cheap heat tape, but...
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    I didn't know there's a skate school there -...

    I didn't know there's a skate school there - badass!
  29. Thread: Mega jillions

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    Let's do a group buy of a Yellowstone Club house...

    Let's do a group buy of a Yellowstone Club house / condo and make sure it's full of mags all season long.
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    Agreed some heat would be nice to have in there....

    Agreed some heat would be nice to have in there. If the primary use is drying out gear, I think a wall heater makes more sense than spending the money to install radiant floor heating - save the...
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    432744 I could get behind the rally version ...

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    I could get behind the rally version

    Thanks Mazderati, I'm in for $2
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    I don't know why y'all are so worked up about the...

    I don't know why y'all are so worked up about the caliper colors, clearly the right approach is to get one RS6 for each day of the week. That way you can sample all the caliper colors. Also gives you...
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    This is great, congrats on your podium! I've been...

    This is great, congrats on your podium! I've been out to Maryhill Loops a few times to watch longboard downhill comps, slalom/GS is a whole differendt beast - thanks for posting the vid.
  34. Yup, spot on. They wind up disconnected from...

    Yup, spot on. They wind up disconnected from reality because the people around them tell them all their ideas are amazing.
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    So everyone chips in a few $k? I think you're...

    So everyone chips in a few $k? I think you're selling yourself short, shouldn't the tip be at least 15%?
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    Terrible food? I'd love to know what's good food...

    Terrible food? I'd love to know what's good food then
  37. Freezing AOC's account because she hurt his fee...

    Freezing AOC's account because she hurt his fee fees? I'm shocked, shocked, to discover he's not the free speech absolutist he claimed to be.
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    In! We'll have to space out our Sprinter and...

    In! We'll have to space out our Sprinter and station wagon purchases to keep from creating market bubbles
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    Ha! Nice to know I'm in good company

    Ha! Nice to know I'm in good company
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    You ever visit your folks, fix some wiggly towel...

    You ever visit your folks, fix some wiggly towel bars for them, and then realize just before you need to leave that the toggle bolts you just installed block a pocket door? :cussing:
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    Re: high end toilets, we had a one-piece Toto in...

    Re: high end toilets, we had a one-piece Toto in our previous house and I appreciated how easy it was to clean: no manky gap between the tank and the bowl. But yeah, if you're choosing to spend on...
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    Hats off to Lynn for competing at this level in...

    Hats off to Lynn for competing at this level in her late 50s, impressive!
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    Counterpoint, we bought this cheap Frigidaire...

    Counterpoint, we bought this cheap Frigidaire induction range earlier this year, replacing a coil electric, and we were deliriously happy with it. I agree dial would be preferable to push button, but...
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    All that carpet is a big turn-off. The...

    All that carpet is a big turn-off.

    The chronology in the price history is all out of whack, what's that mean?

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    Bonus misdirection: the Japanese text in the red...

    Bonus misdirection: the Japanese text in the red stripe reads "German style"
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    Love it, thanks for sharing that glimpse of...

    Love it, thanks for sharing that glimpse of Portland life back then.
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    [QUOTE=Buster Highmen;6696152]Having lived there...

    [QUOTE=Buster Highmen;6696152]Having lived there in the 70's in various Reed student houses (including the big victorian on the SE. side of Ross Island Bridge)

    Wait, this one? If so, that's...
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    It's one of those block by block things. That's...

    It's one of those block by block things. That's an OK area, but just a few blocks from Powell Blvd, which is 4 lanes and has a lot of car / tent camping in spots. A few blocks further north would be...
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    This is more of a WTF. I can't imagine this house...

    This is more of a WTF. I can't imagine this house going for anywhere near the $2m they're asking. Who's out of touch, me or them?
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    Haha, you're not on ignore, I was just so eager...

    Haha, you're not on ignore, I was just so eager to break the important news that I didn't realize you'd scooped me.
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