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  1. #26101
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    Quote Originally Posted by wicked_sick View Post
    The first thing I do when I pull into a gas station is pop the hood so I can check my oil (20 yr old Toyota)

    Most often I forget to check the oil and drive off with the hood unlatched. It's not noticable till I hit highway speeds and the hood becomes an airfoil and there's nowhere to pull over to close it. Then I forget to latch it when I reach my destination and the process repeats.

    I think you need to cut a hole in your hood so you can just reach in and check it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by iceman View Post
    I think you need to cut a hole in your hood so you can just reach in and check it.
    That strikes me as kind of genius.
    Don’t give up until.

  3. #26103
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    and if it flips up you can see

    Double FKN genius

  4. #26104
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    Quote Originally Posted by iceman View Post
    I think you need to cut a hole in your hood so you can just reach in and check it.
    It's a Toyota. I could probably get away with never checking it. Drain and fill annually.
    ::.:..::::.::.:.::..::.

  5. #26105
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    Quote Originally Posted by ElToroPequeño View Post
    Sounds to me like you are 1 penny richer and over time this server will lose his/her establishment a lot of money with that bad math
    This had me chuckling.

    Quote Originally Posted by ~mikey b View Post
    and if it flips up you can see

    Double FKN genius
    This made me laugh like a fool on the ferry.
    "...if you're not doing a double flip cork something, skiing spines in Haines, or doing double flip cork somethings off spines in Haines, you're pretty much just gaping."

  6. #26106
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    Shit that annoys you

    Tales of woe that start like this (from our national news outlet - bet you can’t guess which way they lean):

    The night Jérôme Huard found out he had lost several thousand dollars he had entrusted to a company claiming to be an online investment firm, he was so depressed he locked himself in his room, turned off the lights and tried to sleep.

    "I can tell you, it was a hard night," said Huard...

    So depressed you went to sleep, you say?
    "...if you're not doing a double flip cork something, skiing spines in Haines, or doing double flip cork somethings off spines in Haines, you're pretty much just gaping."

  7. #26107
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    Quote Originally Posted by KQ View Post
    FKNA my local news is doing a story on "how to clean out your linen closet." Really? I'm thinking if you need to be told how to do that you've got bigger problems that should be addressed first. Christo!

    Serenity now.... serenity now......
    So... It doesn't spark joy?
    "fuck off you asshat gaper shit for brains fucktard wanker." - Jesus Christ
    "She was tossing her bean salad with the vigor of a Drunken Pop princess so I walked out of the corner and said.... "need a hand?"" - Odin

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    Customers that watch too much HGTV, have no idea what they are talking about and then double down on stupid.

    "What kind of tile?"
    "subway tile, beige about 18"x24" "
    "subway tile is while usually no bigger than 3x6"
    "It's named after the tiles in a subway, have you ever been in a subway?"

    Words have meanings, sometimes it is important.

  9. #26109
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    Plus subway tile is sooo overdone.

    And it's not 2009 anymore.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pisteoff View Post
    Plus subway tile is sooo overdone.

    And it's not 2009 anymore.
    I’m hoping to get a bathroom redone this summer. What are the cool kids doing?
    Don’t give up until.

  11. #26111
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    composting toilets....

    https://tinyhousesupplyshop.com/prod...iABEgLvpPD_BwE


    and you’re in luck.... with the $400 off sale, it’s now just $1399.99!

    such a deal & you get to save the planet too!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Meadow Skipper View Post
    I’m hoping to get a bathroom redone this summer. What are the cool kids doing?
    If you're doing it to sell, then whatever was on tv last year. If you're doing it for yourself, whatever catches your eye.

    As for the trends, patterned tile is big right now. Metal and metal + glass too, although that might be 'last year' at this point. There are some nice stone tiles out there right now too.

    My brother and I used to have a little side business doing all things related to property, and Houzz is a good website for ideas.

  13. #26113
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    Quote Originally Posted by pisteoff View Post
    If you're doing it to sell, then don't do it.
    Fixed that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Foggy_Goggles View Post
    Customers that watch too much HGTV, have no idea what they are talking about and then double down on stupid.

    "What kind of tile?"
    "subway tile, beige about 18"x24" "
    "subway tile is while usually no bigger than 3x6"
    "It's named after the tiles in a subway, have you ever been in a subway?"

    Words have meanings, sometimes it is important.
    My favorite is when they call columns beams, and vice versa.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Meadow Skipper View Post
    I’m hoping to get a bathroom redone this summer. What are the cool kids doing?
    Wanna be cheap? Go find the cheapest fairly cool 3x6 tile you can find at home depot/lowes. Should be less than $4/ft. Dal white 3x6 is totally fine if you want to be simple and is like $3/ft. Put it in vertically, stacked bond. If anybody asks, the MOMA bathrooms are done that way - so it's art. It looks cool and it's literally the cheapest tile you can buy.
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    Ok, so you really are a cool kid and wanna impress your cool kid friends? Wood tiles. Running or stacked bond. Again buy it at home depot and you can get it for $4/ft or less. Generally I have found lighter/oranger to look better in bathrooms - brighter.
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    Home Depot carries it cheap:
    https://www.homedepot.com/b/Flooring...vZb97mZ1z0jipd

    Congrats. Either way you are now at least partially cool. Enjoy your new friends.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pisteoff View Post
    If you're doing it for yourself, whatever catches your eye.
    Right, subway tile it is.


    Although,
    There are some nice stone tiles out there right now too.
    Hmmm, thanks for the tips and pointers.
    Don’t give up until.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pisteoff View Post
    If you're doing it to sell, and you have the time and skill to do it with your own two hands, you can make a good return on a new bathroom. paying someone else, not so much.
    re-fixed it.

  18. #26118
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    Quote Originally Posted by pisteoff View Post
    re-fixed it.
    I guess that might be true, as long as you don't factor in the value of your own time...

    Mine is, personally, too valuable.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Meadow Skipper View Post
    Right, subway tile it is.
    lol. Subway tiles are like subway sandwiches: they only just discovered sriracha.

    beece is right, vertical is in now too. I like that wood tile idea.

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    I suck at tile, as demonstrated several times IRL.
    Don’t give up until.

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    Quote Originally Posted by skaredshtles View Post
    I guess that might be true, as long as you don't factor in the value of your own time...
    When we started we were young(ish) and under-employed, so our time wasn't worth much, and we made ok money.

    Now that I'm a cog in the corporate machine, I've been valuing my own time a little higher because it's in such short supply.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Meadow Skipper View Post
    I suck at tile, as demonstrated several times IRL.
    A good tiler is worth their weight in gold.

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    I live in the Chicago area. Its January and its going to snow and be cold. Shut up and deal with it or move to Florida.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Millsie1 View Post
    I live in the Chicago area.
    ++vibes


  25. #26125
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    So, I had the headphone jack repaired on my lgv30 last Friday. Noticed Saturday that (likely) his soldering iron burned two black spots next to the headphone jack obscuring the clock. Brought it to him today, and he was incredulous that I didn't contact him immediately( it was a holiday weekend), and tried to hem and haw that maybe it wasn't his fault. Bullshit...he may have to buy me a new phone, and he isn't happy about it. Glad I paid with American Express.
    It's a shame because I like him.
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