First-World Problems...

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It's an old house, with two different heating systems. Interestingly, the old system (steam radiators) works as intended, with almost no maintenance required. The new system, which is an in-floor radiant heat system requires more maintenance, especially since there were some deficiencies in the initial installation. I've complained about it before, but this time I said, "screw it, I'm fixing it myself!"

So I replaced that pump, which is the main circulating pump that feeds all of the zones and was making an awful racket. But draining the system allows air in, and radiant heat works very badly with air in the lines, so I had to figure out how to purge the air out of all of the zones. And while I was at it I added a system cleaner, which seems to have worked a little, since the water I was pumping through the system to purge it was dark and rusty for many minutes in each loop!

What's the point? Most problems can be solved with sufficient application of thought, and some careful planning beforehand. I know very little about these systems, but just looking at each zone and figuring out how the water moved and where the valves were made all of the difference. And it was fun.

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I proclaim myself ShelfMaster!

Posted by: CBD at 02:00 PM




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1 Ok

Posted by: Skip's phone at October 02, 2022 02:00 PM (xhxe8)

2 Hope we helped on the shelf

Posted by: Skip's phone at October 02, 2022 02:02 PM (xhxe8)

3 Ace must have shelf envy.

Posted by: Jukin the Deplorable a Clear and Present Danger at October 02, 2022 02:03 PM (u4CEu)

4 "What's the point? Most problems can be solved with sufficient application of thought, and some careful planning beforehand."


The Six P's Principle:
Proper Planning Prevents Piss Poor Performance.

Posted by: Gref at October 02, 2022 02:05 PM (AMIL/)

5 TWO heating systems!!!???

Fancy schmancy!

Posted by: Diogenes at October 02, 2022 02:05 PM (anj39)

6

Don't turn your back on the shelves, they are well known surprise anal rapists...

Posted by: Quantum Manhole at October 02, 2022 02:06 PM (59T1G)

7 hiya

Posted by: JT at October 02, 2022 02:06 PM (T4tVD)

8 TWO heating systems!!!???

Usually you have to pay double for that.

Posted by: Pepper Brooks at October 02, 2022 02:07 PM (u4CEu)

9 CBD, did you take that second picture with a Shelfie Stick?

Posted by: I am the Shadout Mapes, the Housekeeper at October 02, 2022 02:08 PM (PiwSw)

10 Posted by: Quantum Manhole at October 02, 2022 02:02 PM (59T1G)

Posted by: Quantum Manhole at October 02, 2022 02:06 PM (59T1G)

How cute. It's trying to pretend to be a regular commenter.

Posted by: Helena Handbasket at October 02, 2022 02:10 PM (llON8)

11 >>> 5 TWO heating systems!!!???

Fancy schmancy!
Posted by: Diogenes at October 02, 2022 02:05 PM (anj39)

Only two? Why not four?

Posted by: Jean-Luc Picard at October 02, 2022 02:10 PM (llON8)

12 CBD, did you take that second picture with a Shelfie Stick?
Posted by: I am the Shadout Mapes, the Housekeeper


You are the Shadout Mapes, the Muldoon.

Posted by: Miracle Max at October 02, 2022 02:14 PM (P1f+c)

13 But hey, even in the dead of winter you can walk around the house nekkid. But you do that year round anyhow, amiright?

Posted by: Eromero at October 02, 2022 02:16 PM (0OP+5)

14 "How cute. It's trying to pretend to be a regular commenter.
Posted by: Helena Handbasket "

Sounds like the latest iteration of Humphrey.

Posted by: fd at October 02, 2022 02:17 PM (sn5EN)

15 I'm not heating expert but I believe each zone should have it's own circulator

another main pump seems like unnecessary

but I could be wrong

and I'm a Grundfos man myself

always had trouble with Tacos

Posted by: REDACTED at October 02, 2022 02:18 PM (us2H3)

16 I love the efficiency of baseboard heat, but I hate with the heat of 1000 suns how it takes up a shit ton of wall space. Can't put this here..baseboard, Oh can't put that there...baseboard. I had to remove 8 feet of baseboard in the kitchen to get a run of cabinets where there never was cabinets. Will I miss it, no clue, don't care. I vanquished it and giggled.

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at October 02, 2022 02:19 PM (VwHCD)

17 ...always had trouble with Tacos
Posted by: REDACTED at October 02, 2022 02:18 PM (us2H3)

You and me both.

Posted by: Dr. Jill Biden at October 02, 2022 02:20 PM (PiwSw)

18 In my daily dose of "dealing with nonsense" the brand new valve cover that replaced the valve cover on my brand new engine that was leaking, is leaking. Right on top of the exhaust manifold.

So I gotta go drive it back down to the shop that did the work and have them do it all over again.

Which means I need to pull the interior out again - since you can't get to the rear of the engine without pulling out the interior of the truck.

So bloody knuckles for me. Yay!

Posted by: Defenestratus at October 02, 2022 02:20 PM (9V81o)

19 Takin' Shelfies!

I'm hearing that in Rob Schneider's voice as the Richmeister on SNL.

Posted by: Diogenes at October 02, 2022 02:20 PM (anj39)

20 I see you took my advice on the shelf.

Posted by: Jeff Weimer at October 02, 2022 02:21 PM (x2ve+)

21

Well, the cacio pepe is semi creamy, I'll count it as a win...

Posted by: Helena Hairfoot at October 02, 2022 02:23 PM (59T1G)

22 Defenestratus @18-
Your engine too big for your truck? Stuffing a Corvette engine in a S-10?

Posted by: Eromero at October 02, 2022 02:23 PM (0OP+5)

23 Shelf Master, the 60 cent solution.

Posted by: Braenyard, _ want nuremberg trials? badger your congressman at October 02, 2022 02:24 PM (D5Ffb)

24 I also have radiant heat in my tile floors, which is all my flooring. I don't even use the wall heater at all, even in January. My electric bills are less than 50 bucks for two months.

Posted by: nurse ratched at October 02, 2022 02:24 PM (U2p+3)

25
*sigh*

How well I know...

Sometimes I feel like I'm in one of those B&W WWII movies of a sub being depth-charged. Piping, valves, water, pumps, motors. I'm always chasing from one to another.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, with hot water baseboard, 3 zones, 3 B&G pumps at October 02, 2022 02:24 PM (WxuR2)

26
I was nonplussed to come to church this morning at the usual early time and find someone seat where I'm accustomed to sitting. So I picked out a spot on the pew way in the back. Had to step out for a second. Came back and someone was sitting there.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at October 02, 2022 02:25 PM (5R6Y8)

27 FWP
the grocer didn't have the kind of peanut butter I wanted. Had to settle for dumb old store brand peanut butter.

All is lost.

Posted by: DB at October 02, 2022 02:26 PM (geLO8)

28 Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at October 02, 2022 02:19 PM (VwHCD)

when I redid my house, I put in radiant cuz I like the way it was invisible

I put the cast iron Burnham Baserays on craigslist, like enuff for 3000sq ft

I don't know what sold fastest, the baserays or my 7.3 diesel E 350

both sold in less than an hour

Posted by: REDACTED at October 02, 2022 02:26 PM (us2H3)

29 We have an electric, oil filled radiator for our bathroom. It's on an exposed corner of the place and gets downright chilly in the mornings.

Major shrinkage. IYKWIM

Posted by: Martini Farmer at October 02, 2022 02:26 PM (BFigT)

30 I also have radiant heat in my tile floors, which is all my flooring. I don't even use the wall heater at all, even in January. My electric bills are less than 50 bucks for two months.
Posted by: nurse ratched
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We had that when as was a kid, as my father designed the house. I recall how wonderful it was to pad into the bathroom in bare feet, and feel the warm floor.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, with hot water baseboard, 3 zones, 3 B&G pumps at October 02, 2022 02:26 PM (WxuR2)

31 '...when I was a kid...'

Posted by: Mike Hammer, with hot water baseboard, 3 zones, 3 B&G pumps at October 02, 2022 02:27 PM (WxuR2)

32 I was supposed to be in Miami last week, but that event was canceled. Looking at a completely empty calendar for a full week, I decided it was time to replace the garbage disposal and kitchen faucet with the new ones I’d bought back in May. (It was getting so that every week I had to empty the bucket underneath the existing, rusted disposal.)

Being 29, I probably spent more time making the cubbyhole under the kitchen sink comfortable than actually replacing the two items. Blankets, a pillow, two hooks for hanging an LED lantern… sprayed the heck out of the area the night before so that I wouldn’t be surprised by creatures while stuck underneath.

Posted by: Stephen Price Blair at October 02, 2022 02:28 PM (U+Oxn)

33 Flowerdrum Song on now, gorgeous cars 1961, illegal alien chicks, authentic Chinese street music.
Didn't get no better, now cartel rappers.

Posted by: Eromero at October 02, 2022 02:28 PM (0OP+5)

34 18 In my daily dose of "dealing with nonsense" the brand new valve cover that replaced the valve cover on my brand new engine that was leaking, is leaking. Right on top of the exhaust manifold.
====================

That's why I want a new one.
The only mechanic that's worked on my truck since it went out of warranty has retired.

Posted by: Braenyard, _ want nuremberg trials? badger your congressman at October 02, 2022 02:28 PM (D5Ffb)

35
Tried to set up a dash cam for Her Majesty's RV yesterday. No owners manual. You have to go online to download it.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at October 02, 2022 02:30 PM (1Nxff)

36 I like the idea of radiant heat, but in less balmy areas, I'd still put in an ERV, just for new air.

Posted by: MkY at October 02, 2022 02:30 PM (cPGH3)

37 here's a problem I can't figure out

I have Dish TV and the Hopper was in my man cave with 3 Joeys in other rooms

I didn't use my man cave TV much so I bought a small TV for the living room

moved the hopper up to the living room. Now, the LR Hopper doen't work but 2 joeys do and one doesn't.

can't figure it out

Posted by: REDACTED at October 02, 2022 02:31 PM (us2H3)

38 and I'm a Grundfos man myself

Posted by: REDACTED
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I've heard 'Grunfos' from friends 100 times. The beauty of my B&G 100's? Rebuildable. I always have a spare on hand.

I can't ID CBD's pump.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, with hot water baseboard, 3 zones, 3 B&G pumps at October 02, 2022 02:31 PM (aSWOS)

39 It's trying to pretend to be a regular commenter.

Posted by: Helena Handbasket at October 02, 2022 02:10 PM (llON

It's Moo Moo...on very thin ice.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at October 02, 2022 02:32 PM (XIJ/X)

40 27 Had to settle for dumb old store brand peanut butter.

Posted by: DB at October 02, 2022 02:26 PM (geLO
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I can't do this. I don't know if I could even in a peanut butter emergency. This is not a criticism of you. I could very well have a serious peanut butter problem.

Posted by: Colonel Travis at October 02, 2022 02:32 PM (RG7Wy)

41 I can't ID CBD's pump.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, with hot water baseboard, 3 zones, 3 B&G pumps at October 02, 2022 02:31 PM (aSWOS)

Taco.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at October 02, 2022 02:33 PM (XIJ/X)

42 I can't ID CBD's pump.
Posted by: Mike Hammer, with hot water baseboard, 3 zones, 3 B&G pumps at October 02, 2022 02:31 PM (aSWOS)

lime green means Taco

Posted by: REDACTED at October 02, 2022 02:33 PM (us2H3)

43 I'm depending on the radiation from nuclear war to keep me warm this winter.

Posted by: Pork Chops & Bacons at October 02, 2022 02:33 PM (BdMk6)

44
My flat in England had a storage heater. Take it from me, you do not want a storage heater.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at October 02, 2022 02:33 PM (1Nxff)

45 Hadrian, back pew is best, see all the entrances.

Posted by: Eromero at October 02, 2022 02:34 PM (0OP+5)

46 22 Defenestratus @18-
Your engine too big for your truck? Stuffing a Corvette engine in a S-10?
Posted by: Eromero at October 02, 2022 02:23 PM (0OP+5)

Nope. Sticking a P400 6.5 Turbo Diesel in my Hummer H1. Same engine as the ECV Humvees. When I got the engine I had the shop put in hydraulic rocker arms, and they botched the valve cover (re)install on it. Now they're going to have to do the job... again ... for the 3rd time.

I feel bad for the shop because they're good people - if it was leaking anywhere else but on top of the exhaust, I wouldn't care.

Posted by: Defenestratus at October 02, 2022 02:34 PM (9V81o)

47 Now, the LR Hopper doen't work but 2 joeys do and one doesn't.
can't figure it out
Posted by: REDACTED


Probably because you're using electronics designed by people who think cutesy kangaroo imagery is more important than reliability.

Posted by: mikeski at October 02, 2022 02:34 PM (P1f+c)

48 Well, the cacio pepe is semi creamy, I'll count it as a win...

Posted by: Helena Hairfoot at October 02, 2022 02:23 PM (59T1G)

It's seems so easy, and yet....

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at October 02, 2022 02:34 PM (XIJ/X)

49

The best indoor heating comes from burning obnoxious blog commentators alive... *sniff, sniff*... anybody smell smoke?

Posted by: J. Dorsey, Esq. at October 02, 2022 02:35 PM (59T1G)

50 Had to settle for dumb old store brand peanut butter.
Posted by: DB


Buy the good stuff next week and repurpose the store brand glop as critter-trap bait.

Posted by: mikeski at October 02, 2022 02:35 PM (P1f+c)

51 moved the hopper up to the living room. Now, the LR Hopper doen't work but 2 joeys do and one doesn't.

can't figure it out

Posted by: REDACTED

I have a Hopper here. No joeys. Remote started malfunctioning. Many resets, new batteries. Took 3 calls to the Philippines yesterday to finally get it fixed. Was not a happy camper.

Posted by: Infidel at October 02, 2022 02:35 PM (Ur3ox)

52
Dogs and peanut butter

https://youtu.be/i8OH8ng0FMg

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at October 02, 2022 02:36 PM (1Nxff)

53 Let's hear it for a good old-fashioned shelf reliance.

Posted by: Cheerful Reprobate at October 02, 2022 02:36 PM (w5PPN)

54 I don't know if I could even in a peanut butter emergency.

If you have a coffee grinder or a meat grinder (or a kitchen aid with meat grinder attachment, which is what I use), if I can’t get my preferred peanut butter I pop some peanuts into the grinder and make what I think I will need until the next time I get to the store.

Homemade peanut butter is pretty good, though I still prefer the ease of store-bought.

Running out of both peanut butter and peanuts would indeed be an emergency. I’m actually out of peanuts right now, and won’t be replacing them until Thanksgiving—I buy Spanish peanuts by the bucket at a side-of-the-road peanut shop in Oklahoma.

Posted by: Stephen Price Blair at October 02, 2022 02:36 PM (U+Oxn)

55
lime green means Taco
Posted by: REDACTED
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'Lime Green'?

That's just embarrassing, CBD.

B&G-> RED

Posted by: Mike Hammer, with hot water baseboard, 3 zones, 3 B&G pumps at October 02, 2022 02:36 PM (aSWOS)

56 I've heard 'Grunfos' from friends 100 times. The beauty of my B&G 100's? Rebuildable. I always have a spare on hand.

they are nice but I can buy 5-6 grundfos for the same cost

Posted by: REDACTED at October 02, 2022 02:37 PM (us2H3)

57 Heating systems are overrated.

Posted by: The Snow Miser at October 02, 2022 02:37 PM (NoebI)

58

Dogs and peanut butter?

Posted by: Sandra Fluke at October 02, 2022 02:37 PM (59T1G)

59
The best indoor heating comes from burning obnoxious blog commentators alive... *sniff, sniff*... anybody smell smoke?
Posted by: J. Dorsey, Esq. at October 02, 2022 02:35 PM (59T1G)

__________

*drops and rolls*
*glares*

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at October 02, 2022 02:37 PM (1Nxff)

60 I have hot-water baseboard heat, first installed 1963, and it has paid for the house. It's so old (how old is it?) that the original zone control valves were made by FLAIR in BROOKLYN NY. Have not been able to ascertain when the Ackermann Boiler Co went out of business, but they made a hell of a product.

Early pipes-in-the-floor systems (Korean War era) used galvanized steel pipe, and when it rusted away you had to jackhammer the floors out. Over time, the vinyl-asbestos 9-inch tile of the era would soften from the heat, one reason for chair pads around desks. When I took over and built on, I didn't think I could afford all the copper to do it right, so, didn't. Then they came out with plastic tubes you could lay right in the concrete, and I questioned my call. Then the first generation of that plastic all broke up, so I was smart again.

I did away with remote control valves a long time ago, and put in proportioning valves for the four circuits. Works fine. Also, split a circuit into two, using PEX tube to and from, and got away with it.

Posted by: Way, Way Downriver at October 02, 2022 02:38 PM (x61Im)

61 Let's hear it for a good old-fashioned shelf reliance.
Posted by: Cheerful Reprobate
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It's a virtue, but frankly, I wish I could afford to just throw money at it. I'm past the age of deriving satisfaction from skinned knuckles, no matter how well done the job is.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, with hot water baseboard, 3 zones, 3 B&G pumps at October 02, 2022 02:38 PM (vDH+g)

62 Seriously, peanut butter should be peanuts and whatever oil is needed to thin it.
Off brand should be fine.

Posted by: Skip's phone at October 02, 2022 02:39 PM (xhxe8)

63 I have a Hopper here. No joeys. Remote started malfunctioning. Many resets, new batteries. Took 3 calls to the Philippines yesterday to finally get it fixed. Was not a happy camper.
Posted by: Infidel at October 02, 2022 02:35 PM (Ur3ox)

I can't figure it out

the hopper won't activate the LR TVs but 2 other Joeys work

looks like I'm in for a sevice call

maybe they wil murder someone and I can get 10 billion dollars

Posted by: REDACTED at October 02, 2022 02:40 PM (us2H3)

64 they are nice but I can buy 5-6 grundfos for the same cost
Posted by: REDACTED
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Came with the house, built in 1950.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, with hot water baseboard, 3 zones, 3 B&G pumps at October 02, 2022 02:41 PM (vDH+g)

65

The best peanut butter is made creamy with Russian hobo livers...

Posted by: Ukrainian Gourmet at October 02, 2022 02:41 PM (59T1G)

66 I have two double hung windows that need the lower pane replaced. I've waited three weeks for the company I contacted to show up. Gonna call other places tomorrow. I can put plastic up outside and they have storm windows covering part of it, but I'd like to have it fixed.

Then the furnace is gas and there are some issues with the vents that need to be fixed. Got the gas turned up last week. Will call the HVAC folks again and see if I can get them out.

And the plumbing needs work but I treat it like Mexican plumbing. I'll see if I can get that working better next week. It will all get fixed sometime.

Posted by: Notsothoreau at October 02, 2022 02:41 PM (uz3Px)

67 I’m actually out of peanuts right now, and won’t be replacing them until Thanksgiving
Posted by: Stephen Price Blair at October 02, 2022 02:36 PM (U+Oxn)
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Oh man that's tough! I order Va. peanuts online from Whitley's. I have inlaws coming to visit in two weeks, they always clean out my supply. I've stocked up in preparation.

I've never considered making my own peanut butter. Sometimes I like buying natural, but I need to be in a jar-stirring mood. That's all the work I want to do.

Posted by: Colonel Travis at October 02, 2022 02:41 PM (RG7Wy)

68 B&G-> RED
Posted by: Mike Hammer, with hot water baseboard, 3 zones, 3 B&G pumps at October 02, 2022 02:36 PM (aSWOS)

to be fair, B & G are kinda faggy ass cranberry

Posted by: REDACTED at October 02, 2022 02:42 PM (us2H3)

69 Seriously, peanut butter should be peanuts and whatever oil is needed to thin it.
Posted by: Skip's phone


.....and no more than 30 insect fragments and one rodent hair per 100 grams.

Posted by: The FDA (no, seriously) at October 02, 2022 02:43 PM (P1f+c)

70 Came with the house, built in 1950.
Posted by: Mike Hammer, with hot water baseboard, 3 zones, 3 B&G pumps at October 02, 2022 02:41 PM (vDH+g)

yeah, my house was built in 1960 and there was a large B & G hooked to the system

took it to the dump

Posted by: REDACTED at October 02, 2022 02:43 PM (us2H3)

71 A discussion on the proper use of a level is in order.

Also, why are those so expensive? I have two smaller ones and was looking at one around 4-6' but geeze, the prices are off the hook. (At least they are to me.)

Posted by: Martini Farmer at October 02, 2022 02:43 PM (BFigT)

72 I have no idea why but wife often makes her own peanut butter.

Posted by: Skip's phone at October 02, 2022 02:44 PM (xhxe8)

73 No owners manual. You have to go online to download it.
Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at October 02, 2022 02:30
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My new F-150 doesn't come with manual. You access it through the dash touchscreen. Blech. Although, it can be can be downloaded and printed at your own expense.

Posted by: olddog in mo at October 02, 2022 02:45 PM (ju2Fy)

74 Dogs. Dogs help keep warm.

One Dog Night...nice out.

Two Dog Night....a bit chilly.

Three Dog Night....Grammy!

Mama Told Me Not To Come.

Posted by: NaNookie Of The North at October 02, 2022 02:45 PM (R/m4+)

75 Notsothoreau you are just looking for glass repair?

Posted by: Skip's phone at October 02, 2022 02:46 PM (xhxe8)

76 Well went out on a cold and rainy day.
Called every digger in the yellow pages in my county.
They all had an excuse.

Finally I bit the bullet and called a digger two counties away. "Where are you"... "I'll be there in 45 minutes".

Two hours later I had a new pump and running water.
He charged $50 extra for the mileage. - Gladly paid

Posted by: Braenyard, _ want nuremberg trials? badger your congressman at October 02, 2022 02:49 PM (D5Ffb)

77 It's seems so easy, and yet....
Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo

Cacio pepe, literally, one of the greatest kitchen mysteries of life...

Posted by: Chef Vinnie at October 02, 2022 02:49 PM (59T1G)

78 Could it be Russian maintenance incompetence that blew up the Nordstream pipelines? Sure.

However it is really, REALLY, difficult to dismiss pResident Shit Pants pre-explosion threat to destroy those pipelines. He was the ONLY world leader to issue threats to the pipelines before they were damaged.

It strikes me as a "Democrat clever" idea to stagger the timing on the explosions, knowing the Russians wouldn't be able to mount an effort to find explosives in 17 hours, and figuring that simultaneous explosions would leave no doubt it was sabotage.

Just a little of the "Epstein committed suicide", barely plausible deniability that the left loves.

Posted by: An Observation sez China Joe not my president at October 02, 2022 02:49 PM (CecP5)

79 Radiant heat must be nice on the tootsies.

Posted by: San Franpsycho at October 02, 2022 02:50 PM (EZebt)

80 .....and no more than 30 insect fragments and one rodent hair per 100 grams.
Posted by: The FDA (no, seriously)


Actually, that's wrong, That's not the "max allowable," it's the point where it tips over to "too much crud in it".

It's really only allowable to have 29 insect fragments and zero rodent hairs per 100 grams of peanut butter.

Maybe 1 rodent hair per 200 grams would be okay?

Posted by: The FDA at October 02, 2022 02:51 PM (P1f+c)

81 Yes, I just want the glass replaced. I'd prefer to have those windows removed ( since they are side by side) and a picture window installed. But I think that has to wait till the lawsuit is over. The window frames aren't in great shape but I don't care if they open. I'd just like glass in there.

Posted by: Notsothoreau at October 02, 2022 02:51 PM (uz3Px)

82 Not looking forward to well pump going, it's when not if

Posted by: Skip's phone at October 02, 2022 02:51 PM (xhxe8)

83 >>> 78 Could it be Russian maintenance incompetence that blew up the Nordstream pipelines? Sure.

However it is really, REALLY, difficult to dismiss pResident Shit Pants pre-explosion threat to destroy those pipelines. He was the ONLY world leader to issue threats to the pipelines before they were damaged.

It strikes me as a "Democrat clever" idea to stagger the timing on the explosions, knowing the Russians wouldn't be able to mount an effort to find explosives in 17 hours, and figuring that simultaneous explosions would leave no doubt it was sabotage.

Just a little of the "Epstein committed suicide", barely plausible deniability that the left loves.
Posted by: An Observation sez China Joe not my president at October 02, 2022 02:49 PM (CecP5)

We De-Fortified Nordstream 1 and 2 to protect Our Democracy.

Posted by: leftists at October 02, 2022 02:52 PM (llON8)

84 Heat? Who needs heat? Put a sweater on!
-every one of my relatives older than me

Posted by: San Franpsycho at October 02, 2022 02:52 PM (EZebt)

85 Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at October 02, 2022 02:25 PM (5R6Y

My church is nearly empty. Mostly elderly left. All of the young and middle aged found other churches when ours kept up with the covid hysteria.

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy, Christian Nationalist, Defiant! at October 02, 2022 02:53 PM (VtqbX)

86 79 Radiant heat must be nice on the tootsies.
Posted by: San Franpsycho at October 02, 2022 02:50 PM (EZebt)

really can't feel it

it is a very subtle, slow heat

my wife hates it cuz like the Queen Mary, it don't turn too quickly

but I'm a form over function person, so I love it

Posted by: REDACTED at October 02, 2022 02:53 PM (us2H3)

87 Moving the dish hoppers and such. The wiring isn't straightforward. Worked for echostar when the hopper was being fleshed out. Don't know if it was simplified. Back then the satellite distribution was just a mess. Same with hopper to joe connection. Sorry not much help.

Posted by: USNtakim deplorable still. at October 02, 2022 02:53 PM (ZMPCu)

88 I prefer electrical resistance radiant heating myself but not practical for large areas. Major issue is that you have less moving parts and problems. If you ever install one, make sure to put two thermostat probes when installing under tile. That is what is most likely to go out and you already have a spare thermocouple available if the first one goes out.

Posted by: whig at October 02, 2022 02:53 PM (CXr4y)

89 I need to be in a jar-stirring mood. That's all the work I want to do.
Posted by: Colonel Travis
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Chuck up a mix master beater in your electric drill.
No pain, no strain. Dog cleans up the beater.

Posted by: Braenyard, _ want nuremberg trials? badger your congressman at October 02, 2022 02:53 PM (D5Ffb)

90 Oh, yeah. Those bitter cold SF and Seattle winters.

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy, Christian Nationalist, Defiant! at October 02, 2022 02:53 PM (VtqbX)

91 If could measure size, and not terribly big, any home improvement store can cut it.

Posted by: Skip's phone at October 02, 2022 02:53 PM (xhxe8)

92 My mom always preferred the Spanish peanuts with the red papery shells. Lightly salted.

I should buy some, just because.

Posted by: nurse ratched at October 02, 2022 02:54 PM (MZ8pM)

93 Tis a shame some of you don't live next door

Posted by: Skip's phone at October 02, 2022 02:54 PM (xhxe8)

94 yeah, my house was built in 1960 and there was a large B & G hooked to the system

took it to the dump
Posted by: REDACTED
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Hey! Maybe that's the one that I picked up. A quick rebuild, and it's been working fine for years.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, with hot water baseboard, 3 zones, 3 B&G pumps at October 02, 2022 02:54 PM (vDH+g)

95 I have two oil filled radiators to use for now. But I suspect the gas will be warmer. I have lots of warm clothes but I do need to be able to work here.

Posted by: Notsothoreau at October 02, 2022 02:55 PM (uz3Px)

96 I like the idea of those outside wood burning boilers, but they seem like they need alot of fussing.

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy, Christian Nationalist, Defiant! at October 02, 2022 02:55 PM (VtqbX)

97 I have a geothermal heat pump. It is the tits.

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy, Christian Nationalist, Defiant! at October 02, 2022 02:56 PM (VtqbX)

98 Bathrooms with tile floors are perfect for radiant heat installs and as REDACTED says, it is a warm gentle heat with no forced air to disrupt it but it takes time to heat up. Most small area electrical radiant heat installs have a digital thermostat that is capable of scheduling to go on an hour or two before the morning shower and turn itself off on a schedule.

Posted by: whig at October 02, 2022 02:56 PM (CXr4y)

99 I moved into an oil-fired baseboard heat house. Taco was something I learned about. I also learned that oil boilers need to be cleaned out, because mine was full of ash.

The local utility offered a great deal to upgrade to electric, keeping the old system as backup if they needed to cut you off for a couple of hours. The electric boiler is 18 inches square and six deep, and hangs on the wall. But there was a switch in the pipe (water MUST be flowing) that would stop the electric boiler if it didn't like the flow. This switch kept shutting off the electric boiler.

I read the instructions. Said switch had to be at least four inches from a pipe bend. It wasn't. Once it was, all worked well, except: when the boiler would kick in, it really sucked in the power. You didn't notice until it shut off, and all the lights would instantly brighten.

Posted by: Gordon Scott at October 02, 2022 02:56 PM (UbaXa)

100 Sometimes I like buying natural, but I need to be in a jar-stirring mood. That's all the work I want to do.

I agree. My preferred peanut butter is the Trader Joe’s version that requires the stirring. But long ago, before I was 29, I lived next to a “natural foods” store; they had the greatest peanut butter: it was peanuts, you stuck it into a grinder, and out came warm peanut butter.

They went out of business, I eventually got a Kitchen-Aid, and before TJ’s came around I discovered I could do it myself. It doesn’t require anything except peanuts and salt. Good peanuts are oily enough on their own to make peanut butter.

I have come not to trust any peanut butter that has ingredients other than peanuts and salt.

The hard part is cleaning the grinder afterward, which is part of why I don’t do it myself more often.

Posted by: Stephen Price Blair at October 02, 2022 02:56 PM (U+Oxn)

101 Well, the national brand of stir-it-up, really good peanut butter is approaching $5 a jar. The store brand equivalent is about half that. But they were out, and I got the store brand regular stuff, which has molasses in it, which is not peanut butter. I brought this shit on myself, man.

Posted by: DB at October 02, 2022 02:57 PM (geLO8)

102






The first pipeline explosion was an accident. Seeing it the Bolivian Navy, well known for its agility of action, immediately bombed the second one in order to preclude the resumption of gas deliveries to Germany, with which it has had an ongoing dispute over control of the strategically critical Gluteal Cleft.

Posted by: G. Soros, Esq. at October 02, 2022 02:57 PM (59T1G)

103 97 I have a geothermal heat pump. It is the tits.

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy
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Open circuit or closed loop? Looked at installing one years ago but the financial numbers would not work at the time. Same with solar backup.

Posted by: whig at October 02, 2022 02:57 PM (CXr4y)

104 Posted by: USNtakim deplorable still. at October 02, 2022 02:53 PM (ZMPCu)

Yeah, I can't figure it out

gonna switch the Joey and the hopper out in different rooms

you would think that if the Hopper didn't work with a TV,, none of the other joeys would work either

Posted by: REDACTED at October 02, 2022 02:57 PM (us2H3)

105 CBD I have in floor heat too, using PEX tubing in a bed of gypcrete. It works flawlessly. What is your setup?

Posted by: clutch at October 02, 2022 02:57 PM (9UmRs)

106 I saw a video on replacing them. Measure, then subtract a quarter inch both directions. Clear out the old grout and use small metal pins the secure in place. Then re-grout. It sound easy enough but I'm not sure I want that to be my first project.

Posted by: Notsothoreau at October 02, 2022 02:58 PM (uz3Px)

107 Who reads the owners manual anyway? Except to figure out the garage door programming.

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy, Christian Nationalist, Defiant! at October 02, 2022 02:58 PM (VtqbX)

108 My church is nearly empty. Mostly elderly left. All of the young and middle aged found other churches when ours kept up with the covid hysteria.

Sorry to hear that. Unfortunately, all part of "the plan".

Posted by: Notorious BFD at October 02, 2022 02:59 PM (Xrfse)

109 Not looking forward to well pump going, it's when not if
Posted by: Skip
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That's true of everything, especially consumer stuff. When we bought this house 24 years ago, we bought new appliances. They're like ticking time bombs, all about to fail at the same time. Dishwasher, washing machine, dryer, fridge...water heater, AC.

In the past month, the attic ventilator and one ceiling fan have both gone south.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, with hot water baseboard, 3 zones, 3 B&G pumps at October 02, 2022 02:59 PM (XQDUp)

110 If you have wall gas outlets blue flame heaters with thermostats are helpful.

Posted by: Braenyard, _ want nuremberg trials? badger your congressman at October 02, 2022 03:00 PM (D5Ffb)

111 96 I like the idea of those outside wood burning boilers, but they seem like they need alot of fussing.
Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy, Christian Nationalist, Defiant! at October 02, 2022 02:55 PM (VtqbX)

It's a damn good way of making your neighbors happy !!

they will luv you long time for it

Posted by: REDACTED at October 02, 2022 03:00 PM (us2H3)

112 Posted by: An Observation sez China Joe not my president at October 02, 2022 02:49 PM (CecP5)

Sub comes in, drops off divers, they plant first charges, recover divers, leave area. Boom 1.

Go back in while divers are decompressing and resting. Plant second set of charges, leave area... boom...

Could easily take 17 hours if you only have 1 team of divers...

Posted by: Romeo13 at October 02, 2022 03:00 PM (oHd/0)

113 Raining and chilly, might get first cup of tea for the season

Posted by: Skip's phone at October 02, 2022 03:00 PM (xhxe8)

114 72 I have no idea why but wife often makes her own peanut butter.

My first wife made liver fried rice. She didn't expect anyone else to eat it, but she definitely liked it.

Posted by: Gordon Scott at October 02, 2022 03:01 PM (UbaXa)

115 Our Gub wont even admit they killed Kennedy

think they're gonna cop to stupid pipeline hit ??

Posted by: REDACTED at October 02, 2022 03:03 PM (us2H3)

116 84 Heat? Who needs heat? Put a sweater on!
-every one of my relatives older than me

Posted by: San Franpsycho at October 02, 2022 02:52 PM (EZebt)


Don't be a weakling! Time was, if I wanted heat in the cabin, I had to go out and dig through the seven-foot deep show to find buffalo chips to burn! Ten hours of that to get enough chips to burn to keep my hands and feet from being frostbitten during the night! Another two hours of diffing and collecting if I wanted hot food one meal a day!

Posted by: An Old Timer at October 02, 2022 03:03 PM (AMIL/)

117 Also, Brandon and his clusterfk of advisors are the only people in government anywhere clueless enough to not realize their actions were an act of war, that could result in a nuclear Holocaust.

Isn't being ruled by Idiots fun?

Posted by: An Observation sez China Joe not my president at October 02, 2022 03:03 PM (CecP5)

118 Expensive levels? I've used a five or 6 foot length of aquarium tubing with water in it as a level in a pinch before. Just sayin'.

Posted by: Cheerful Reprobate at October 02, 2022 03:03 PM (w5PPN)

119 And another first world problem, glass top electric range. I hate this one already and will replace it by canning season.

And the guy that was going to remove the dead fridge did not show up. I will keep at it. I will find someone to do it.

Posted by: Notsothoreau at October 02, 2022 03:03 PM (uz3Px)

120 They've got one pipeline up and running. They should have gathered much information during that procedure.

Posted by: Braenyard, _ want nuremberg trials? badger your congressman at October 02, 2022 03:04 PM (D5Ffb)

121 I saw a house with a pretty steep driveway that had some variation of radiant heat built into the concrete. Given how steep and long it was I'd have done the same thing.

Probably cost and arm and a leg too.

Posted by: Martini Farmer at October 02, 2022 03:04 PM (BFigT)

122 118 Expensive levels? I've used a five or 6 foot length of aquarium tubing with water in it as a level in a pinch before. Just sayin'.
Posted by: Cheerful Reprobate at October 02, 2022 03:03 PM (w5PPN)

just a wild guess

but your fav band is the Bangles

Posted by: REDACTED at October 02, 2022 03:05 PM (us2H3)

123 My geothermal was installed 20 years ago and I bought the house 2 years ago. The company what installed it lost the records in the great fire and can't tell me. 1 pipe leaves the wall, 1 pipe comes back. I get heat in the winter and ac in the summer.

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy, Christian Nationalist, Defiant! at October 02, 2022 03:05 PM (VtqbX)

124 My husband worked at Mt Rainier and said they had radiant heat in the sidewalks. No idea if they still use it.

Posted by: Notsothoreau at October 02, 2022 03:05 PM (uz3Px)

125 My first wife made liver fried rice. She didn't expect anyone else to eat it, but she definitely liked it.
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I'm that way with fried okra. No one else in the house is interested, so, more for me, I guess.

Posted by: Cheerful Reprobate at October 02, 2022 03:05 PM (w5PPN)

126 Posted by: Martini Farmer at October 02, 2022 03:04 PM (BFigT)

they are some crazy, very rich NYC peeps that have heated drives in my area

Posted by: REDACTED at October 02, 2022 03:06 PM (us2H3)

127 I had acquired (for free) a Logwood wood-burning auxiliary boiler, but was unable to find a reasonable way to get a flue up from the basement. Had to give it away.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, with hot water baseboard, 3 zones, 3 B&G pumps at October 02, 2022 03:07 PM (vDH+g)

128 121 I saw a house with a pretty steep driveway that had some variation of radiant heat built into the concrete. Given how steep and long it was I'd have done the same thing.

Probably cost and arm and a leg too.

Posted by: Martini Farmer
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Vince Lombardi had radiant heat installed in Lambeau Field before the famed 'Ice Bowl'. Kind of backfired and resulted in a thoroughly frozen field--think Lombardi bought it off a relative of George Halas, owner of the Bears.

Posted by: whig at October 02, 2022 03:07 PM (CXr4y)

129 Bosch auto leveling laser. Noice. Made my cabinet project so much better.

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy, Christian Nationalist, Defiant! at October 02, 2022 03:08 PM (VtqbX)

130 I think the main reason I want the gas furnace fixed is that I've never lived in a place with central heat. It's always been baseboards or wood heat.

Posted by: Notsothoreau at October 02, 2022 03:08 PM (uz3Px)

131 I'm that way with fried okra. No one else in the house is interested, so, more for me, I guess.

Call me. I will join you.

Posted by: Gordon Scott at October 02, 2022 03:08 PM (UbaXa)

132 Expensive levels? I've used a five or 6 foot length of aquarium tubing with water in it as a level in a pinch before. Just sayin'.
Posted by: Cheerful Reprobate
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Working on a deck, I used a garden hose, with about 1' of clear vinyl tubing on each end.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, with hot water baseboard, 3 zones, 3 B&G pumps at October 02, 2022 03:09 PM (vDH+g)

133 Mt Rainier is a volcano. The best radiant heater there is.

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy, Christian Nationalist, Defiant! at October 02, 2022 03:09 PM (VtqbX)

134 123 My geothermal was installed 20 years ago and I bought the house 2 years ago. The company what installed it lost the records in the great fire and can't tell me. 1 pipe leaves the wall, 1 pipe comes back. I get heat in the winter and ac in the summer.

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy
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Probably a closed loop system unless you have wells or a pond on your property. Closed loop are a bit more reliable but more expensive. The open loops using either wells or ponds are cheaper but reliant on mother nature making sure water is available to circulate.

Posted by: whig at October 02, 2022 03:10 PM (CXr4y)

135 I have 2 cigarette Jotul woodstoves and one Jotul insert

my boiler doesn't come on much

Posted by: REDACTED at October 02, 2022 03:10 PM (us2H3)

136 121 I saw a house with a pretty steep driveway that had some variation of radiant heat built into the concrete. Given how steep and long it was I'd have done the same thing.

Probably cost and arm and a leg too.
Posted by: Martini Farmer at October 02, 2022 03:04 PM (BFigT)

I remember, back in the day, a time where we were touring Montreal during the Expo.

Many of the houses were in hilly sections, with very steep driveways. The tour guide said that these drives were heated, so that the occupants could get in and out during the winter.

Posted by: zombie Teddy Roosevelt at October 02, 2022 03:10 PM (BgMrQ)

137 moved the hopper up to the living room. Now, the LR Hopper doen't work but 2 joeys do and one doesn't.

can't figure it out

Posted by: REDACTED
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The remotes are unique to the TV they're paired with. Try moving the man cave tv/remote to LR if that's an option.

Posted by: olddog in mo at October 02, 2022 03:11 PM (ju2Fy)

138 /off yesterdays sock

Posted by: browndog Official Mascot of Team Gizzard at October 02, 2022 03:11 PM (BgMrQ)

139 129 Bosch auto leveling laser. Noice. Made my cabinet project so much better.

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy
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Fun fact, you can use those to also check iron sights or scopes for proper installation.

Posted by: whig at October 02, 2022 03:11 PM (CXr4y)

140

The Six P's Principle:
Proper Planning Prevents Piss Poor Performance.
Posted by: Gref at October 02, 2022 02:05 PM (AMIL/)

Or for the mil factor, its actually the Seven P's Principle.
Prior Planning and Preparation Prevents Piss Poor Performance.

Posted by: NZFrank with an M2 at October 02, 2022 03:14 PM (bgJ0E)

141 What is your setup?

Posted by: clutch at October 02, 2022 02:57 PM (9UmRs)

It's under hardwood flooring, so it isn't as efficient. But once it warms up it is still lovely. I do not have it on a setback, so once it turns on in late September it stays at the the same temperature until May!

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at October 02, 2022 03:14 PM (XIJ/X)

142 The thing that's interesting here is that no one cares how you fix things. There are some houses with nice windows and some where they put up plywood on a broken window. And it's not slums. Seeing how long it takes to get someone out to fix things, I can understand why they do that.

Posted by: Notsothoreau at October 02, 2022 03:14 PM (uz3Px)

143 Or for the mil factor, its actually the Seven P's Principle.
Prior Planning and Preparation Prevents Piss Poor Performance.
Posted by: NZFrank
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Hopefully. But then, as a generalization, 'No plan of battle survives first contact with the enemy'.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, with hot water baseboard, 3 zones, 3 B&G pumps at October 02, 2022 03:16 PM (tUVP/)

144 I wonder how those wood burning furnaces that are outside do. I've seen ones that burn wood logs and some that use pellets. They're enclosed units with fans with duct work running into the house.

Almost bought a house with a makeshift one in West Virginia years ago. Thought it'd be a hassle to deal with.

Posted by: Martini Farmer at October 02, 2022 03:16 PM (BFigT)

145 Heat? Who needs heat? Put a sweater on!

I’m with your older relatives. If I’m turning the AC up and I’m not wearing shorts and short sleeves, I’m wasting money. If I’m turning the heat up and I’m not wearing long pants and a sweater, I’m wasting money.

Now that I have a heat pump (not geothermal) instead of resistive heat, it’s not nearly as much money as it used to be, fortunately. Though this year will be twice as much as last year, thanks to Mr. L.G. Brandon.

Posted by: Stephen Price Blair at October 02, 2022 03:19 PM (U+Oxn)

146 And the guy that was going to remove the dead fridge did not show up. I will keep at it. I will find someone to do it.
Posted by: Notsothoreau at October 02, 2022 03:03 PM (uz3Px)


There is a guy in Alabama who said he took the door off his, turned it face up and put drainage holes in it, and filled it part ways with dirt to plant sweet potatoes, since his got eaten by voles. With a clear cover it should act as a winter planter as well, it would be pretty insulated from the weather.

He called it his "hugelfreezer"

Posted by: Kindltot at October 02, 2022 03:19 PM (xhaym)

147 I could do that here but I'd still have to get it outside and shoot holes in it. I do need to see what happens to the cricket population in the winter.

Posted by: Notsothoreau at October 02, 2022 03:21 PM (uz3Px)

148 Even I draw the line at liver fried rice. Abomination.

Posted by: Mikey at October 02, 2022 03:24 PM (Xrfse)

149 We have steam heat and i love it. One section of black pipe rotted out last April. The fitting have fused together so, I spent all.summer thinking about it. Solution was to go to a real plumbing supply store and ask them. #1 Dresser coupling rated for steam, 120$ each. 20$ offset pipe wrench from Bezos and done.

Posted by: Jamaica NYC at October 02, 2022 03:25 PM (b+v9B)

150 *shortly after cleaning the rust from the radiator, CBD noticed water spraying from radiators throughout the house. With time and careful therapy, we expect CBD to make a full recovery.

..your local mental health authorities.

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing(5pTK/) at October 02, 2022 03:25 PM (5pTK/)

151 "you don't need no fucking cane" said as I lumbered by, by yep, if Obammy had a son, well, there you go.

Little bitch couldn't survive what I been through.

Posted by: Commissar of Plenty and Lysenko Solutions at October 02, 2022 03:26 PM (viKyA)

152 Another day of kitchen demo. Getting closer t having it out. Some of the tile is a pain on the slab. Electric chipping gun works pretty good. Removing some drywall next.

Posted by: Hatari Somewhere on Ventura Highway at October 02, 2022 03:27 PM (WF/xn)

153
My church is nearly empty. Mostly elderly left. All of the young and middle aged found other churches when ours kept up with the covid hysteria.
Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy, Christian Nationalist, Defiant! at October 02, 2022 02:53 PM (VtqbX)

_______

Mine is nearly full, even for the 7:00 AM Mass. Five Sunday TLM Masses. Added a third priest recently.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at October 02, 2022 03:29 PM (1Nxff)

154 Nice work on the shelf. Most people would have listened to the warnings of impending doom. But you braced it and rode it out.

Posted by: 4thewin at October 02, 2022 03:31 PM (NKgxF)

155 Mine is nearly full, even for the 7:00 AM Mass. Five Sunday TLM Masses. Added a third priest recently.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at October 02, 2022 03:29 PM


Is your parish one of the more conservative ones (to be showing that much growth)?

Posted by: Pillage Idiot at October 02, 2022 03:32 PM (HlyYF)

156 144 I wonder how those wood burning furnaces that are outside do. I've seen ones that burn wood logs and some that use pellets. They're enclosed units with fans with duct work running into the house.

Almost bought a house with a makeshift one in West Virginia years ago. Thought it'd be a hassle to deal with.

Posted by: Martini Farmer
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We are in the process of buying a second insert for an existing fireplace. We are probably going with the more efficient pellet stove for that one but they do require more care plus you have to have a source for pellets. Our other one uses logs but is less efficient generating more ash, etc. but requiring less care.

Posted by: whig at October 02, 2022 03:33 PM (CXr4y)

157 The Kid in Pittsburgh has spirit. And same old Jets

Posted by: Nevergiveup at October 02, 2022 03:33 PM (Irn0L)

158 I do kick myself often for not putting a wood stove in my outbuilding, saw one for sale when pre building planning but went for gas instead. I have unlimited fire wood.

Posted by: Skip's phone at October 02, 2022 03:34 PM (xhxe8)

159 Brand new house down street has a wood fireplace facing porch.

Posted by: Skip's phone at October 02, 2022 03:35 PM (xhxe8)

160 here's a FWP- or something I can't figure out

I have a thumb drive for storing passwords- every time I plug it in to my pc, I always get it wrong on the first try. Every. Time. Sometimes I try to trick myself, by flipping it over and then putting it in, but it's still wrong. I have to try a 2nd time. This is both fascinating and vexatious.

Posted by: DB at October 02, 2022 03:36 PM (geLO8)

161 NST, I am sorry if I overlooked your comment on radiative floor heating as I though it was directed at someone else.

A vibratory multitool do a pretty good job of removing grout using the proper blade--much less fuss and dust than the Zip tool by Dremel.

I have found that a good multitool is pretty much indispensable for a number of projects big and small. Unless you need cordless, you can get more for your money buying a good corded one.

Posted by: whig at October 02, 2022 03:36 PM (CXr4y)

162 Without using the furnace or gas insert my nat gas bill went up $43 a month. FJB.

Posted by: Infidel at October 02, 2022 03:36 PM (Ur3ox)

163
Is your parish one of the more conservative ones (to be showing that much growth)?
Posted by: Pillage Idiot at October 02, 2022 03:32 PM (HlyYF)

__________

Yes. An apostoate of the Fraternal Society of St. Peter. Politics aren't mentioned but even a dummy like me knows what they think of today's world.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at October 02, 2022 03:37 PM (1Nxff)

164 I wonder how those wood burning furnaces that are outside do. I've seen ones that burn wood logs and some that use pellets.
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2 friends have the ones that switch to gas or propane when the wood dies out but you have to be under 29 to split enough wood to get through a winter here or further north.

Posted by: dartist at October 02, 2022 03:39 PM (RxTXB)

165 Beats liver fried mice

Posted by: Skip's phone at October 02, 2022 03:41 PM (xhxe8)

166 Chincoteague island is under a voluntary evacuation order for tomorrow morning. NOAA says 3-4' of coastal flooding is expected.

Posted by: Jamaica NYC at October 02, 2022 03:41 PM (b+v9B)

167 I help out a family in Massachusetts that struggles, because they won't bankruptcy out of medical bills. A tank of fuel oil is about $1800. They have a wood stove. In July I had some cash so I told the mom to price firewood. She got two full cords delivered for $400. That's enough for the season.

Posted by: Gordon Scott at October 02, 2022 03:41 PM (UbaXa)

168 Our new (old) house has laminate floors and a vented crawl space. Cool floors in the summer is fine, but cold floors in the winter is misery on two feet.

Should we consider any other options besides area rugs? Replacing the floor seems like a waste since they seem fairly new. I kinda wish there was an easy way to provide efficient radiant heat on the floor beside the bed and in the bathrooms and at work stations (kitchen, office desk).

Posted by: Emmie at October 02, 2022 03:41 PM (6RgRK)

169
I help out a family in Massachusetts that struggles, because they won't bankruptcy out of medical bills.

_________

God bless you.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at October 02, 2022 03:42 PM (1Nxff)

170 Mine is nearly full, even for the 7:00 AM Mass. Five Sunday TLM Masses. Added a third priest recently.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh

We are seeing more and more parishioners kneeling to receive the Eucharist and an increasing number of women, especially the young, wearing veils.

Baby steps but so exciting.

Posted by: Tonypete at October 02, 2022 03:42 PM (LsEU/)

171 Pickett looks good, but, he is playing the Jets.

Posted by: Jamaica NYC at October 02, 2022 03:43 PM (b+v9B)

172 168 Forgot to mention we have tile floors (not vinyl) in the bathrooms. Brrrrr!

Posted by: Emmie at October 02, 2022 03:43 PM (6RgRK)

173 Emmie, I wear slippers all the time when in the house.

Posted by: Infidel at October 02, 2022 03:43 PM (Ur3ox)

174 Forgot to mention we have tile floors (not vinyl) in the bathrooms. Brrrrr!
Posted by: Emmie

When we redid the master bath, momma insisted on heated floors in both the shower area and the rest. We love them.

Posted by: Tonypete at October 02, 2022 03:44 PM (LsEU/)

175 173 Emmie, I wear slippers all the time when in the house.
Posted by: Infidel at October 02, 2022 03:43 PM (Ur3ox)


I wear slippers or shoes all the time as well, but the cold seeps through.

Posted by: Emmie at October 02, 2022 03:44 PM (6RgRK)

176 Here’s a List of Congressional Republicans Funded by Gates. Stefanik, Graham, Thune, Rubio, Crenshaw, et al. Gateway Pundit.

https://is.gd/6pTOkZ

Posted by: olddog in mo at October 02, 2022 03:45 PM (ju2Fy)

177
an increasing number of women, especially the young, wearing veils.

_________

Chapel veils: Oppression and submission! REEEEEEE!

Hijabs: Oh, how diverse!

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at October 02, 2022 03:45 PM (1Nxff)

178 TSP is a grout remover. I have a corded Fein multitool. Their blades are expensive.

Posted by: Jamaica NYC at October 02, 2022 03:45 PM (b+v9B)

179 174 Forgot to mention we have tile floors (not vinyl) in the bathrooms. Brrrrr!
Posted by: Emmie

When we redid the master bath, momma insisted on heated floors in both the shower area and the rest. We love them.
Posted by: Tonypete at October 02, 2022 03:44 PM (LsEU/)


Sounds heavenly! Unfortunately (or fortunately, depending on how you look at it) the bathrooms won't need redoing during our lifetimes.

Posted by: Emmie at October 02, 2022 03:46 PM (6RgRK)

180 We have lots.of Hindus in our hood. Diwalhi is going to be lit.

Posted by: Jamaica NYC at October 02, 2022 03:46 PM (b+v9B)

181 Should we consider any other options besides area rugs? Replacing the floor seems like a waste since they seem fairly new. I kinda wish there was an easy way to provide efficient radiant heat on the floor beside the bed and in the bathrooms and at work stations (kitchen, office desk).
Posted by: Emmie at October 02, 2022 03:41 PM (6RgRK)


Besides rugs backed with foam? I wonder if they make heated floor mats. Or maybe battery powered slippers?

Posted by: Kindltot at October 02, 2022 03:48 PM (xhaym)

182 LL Bean sheepskin lined slippers. Finally time to get mine back out. I have their fleece lined robe too.

I have flooring that needs work too but that can wait for now.

Posted by: Notsothoreau at October 02, 2022 03:48 PM (uz3Px)

183 then again you could weatherstrip the crawl space and put in a heater there, too.

Posted by: Kindltot at October 02, 2022 03:49 PM (xhaym)

184 I have three ways to heat Beartooth Manor. There's the fireplace insert which provides heat for most of the year. There's a forced gas furnace which gets some use in the winter to warm up the Mrs. sewing room and grandkids room. We also have about 750 sq ft of heated tile in the kitchen, dining room, and informal living room. So even if we lose gas and or electricity I can still keep the manor toasty.

Posted by: Beartooth at October 02, 2022 03:49 PM (3p4cr)

185 178 TSP is a grout remover. I have a corded Fein multitool. Their blades are expensive.
Posted by: Jamaica NYC at October

More than once I thought you said gunt remover.

Posted by: That NLurker guy at October 02, 2022 03:49 PM (VdGjU)

186 Ok, dealing with my own 1st world problem; the dishwasher has been leaking underneath. Not sure WHEN it started, but just figured it our today.

CRAP!!!!!!!!!

-SLV

Posted by: Shy Lurking Voter at October 02, 2022 03:49 PM (SEa82)

187 With a crawl space, you could insulate from underneath.

Posted by: MkY at October 02, 2022 03:50 PM (cPGH3)

188 Used to be a company that sold electric resistance warming mats to put under a heavy rug. I have some really heavy rugs, so I got one. Even with higher electric rates it is worth having, since the floor is concrete slab (under a couple layers of wool). There's a period that varies from two weeks to six in the fall when we can avoid firing up the boiler, for the expenditure of 250-300W for part of the night. I would not want to try to heat the whole house that way, but find it better than "milk house blowers."

Posted by: Way, Way Downriver at October 02, 2022 03:50 PM (x61Im)

189 160 Sometimes I try to trick myself, by flipping it over and then putting it in, but it's still wrong. I have to try a 2nd time. This is both fascinating and vexatious.
Posted by: DB at October 02, 2022 03:36 PM (geLO
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Sorry, you are still a master. I try and it doesn't go in, flip it, it doesn't go in, flip it again, it doesn't go in. I do this an untold number of times for every USB cord I own. Always. I've had years and years of practice and never improved. I half ass look at the underside of the USB to see what's going on and try again and it doesn't go in. I look again, full-on-ass. Maybe it goes in that time. No one is better than me at sucking at this.

Posted by: Colonel Travis at October 02, 2022 03:50 PM (RG7Wy)

190 Our house built in mid-1950s, pier and beam, no insulation, 1X8 diagonal subfloor, 5/8 inge oak T&G finish floor. We wear shoes in the winter.

Posted by: Eromero at October 02, 2022 03:51 PM (0OP+5)

191 I got a pair of complentary cheep ass blue sunglasses. My eyesight might be better with them than my prescription lenses. Weird.

Posted by: That NLurker guy at October 02, 2022 03:51 PM (VdGjU)

192 186 Ok, dealing with my own 1st world problem; the dishwasher has been leaking underneath. Not sure WHEN it started, but just figured it our today.

Posted by: Shy Lurking Voter at October 02, 2022 03:49 PM (SEa82)


Oooh, that happened to us. Glad you caught it before more time passed!

Posted by: Emmie at October 02, 2022 03:51 PM (6RgRK)

193 Hadrian, TonyPete,

I am thrilled to hear your parishes are growing. And I am not Catholic, nor Christian.

Despite all of the problems, there has been no greater benefit to mankind than that that has come out of Christianity.

Posted by: Gordon Scott at October 02, 2022 03:51 PM (UbaXa)

194 I have a old style fireplace, if used a whole weekend it does heat up well but wife won't have it so doesn't get used sadly.

Posted by: Skip's phone at October 02, 2022 03:51 PM (xhxe8)

195 I've solved the USB cord. Plug it in upside-down.

Posted by: MkY at October 02, 2022 03:52 PM (cPGH3)

196 Family has a small place up nort with a fireplace that drew cold air from windows and any other place it could get in. Put an insert in that drew air from outside to relieve the pressure and it made a huge difference.

Posted by: dartist at October 02, 2022 03:52 PM (RxTXB)

197 188 Used to be a company that sold electric resistance warming mats to put under a heavy rug. I have some really heavy rugs, so I got one. Even with higher electric rates it is worth having, since the floor is concrete slab (under a couple layers of wool). There's a period that varies from two weeks to six in the fall when we can avoid firing up the boiler, for the expenditure of 250-300W for part of the night. I would not want to try to heat the whole house that way, but find it better than "milk house blowers."
Posted by: Way, Way Downriver at October 02, 2022 03:50 PM (x61Im)


I'll keep looking. The foot heaters I've found say you shouldn't walk on them. I guess you just rest your feet on them when seated.

Posted by: Emmie at October 02, 2022 03:53 PM (6RgRK)

198 Good day to you, Colonel suh

Posted by: DB at October 02, 2022 03:55 PM (geLO8)

199 187 With a crawl space, you could insulate from underneath.
Posted by: MkY at October 02, 2022 03:50 PM (cPGH3)


I need to check the inspection report. The inspector took photos in the crawl space.

Posted by: Emmie at October 02, 2022 03:56 PM (6RgRK)

200 blew the circuit board on my whirlpool dryer

220 bucks

Posted by: REDACTED at October 02, 2022 03:56 PM (us2H3)

201 Fleece-lined Crocs. They are wunnerful.

Posted by: Gordon Scott at October 02, 2022 03:56 PM (UbaXa)

202 I am facing a somewhat similar issue here at stately Peon Manor. The house is heated by an ancient gas-fired "boiler", and a circulating pump sends the hot water through baseboard radiators in the various rooms. House is split into two zones, each controlled by a zone valve. The zone valves, when fully open, trip a microswitch that turns on the main burner. Trouble is, the zone valves become sticky, because they rarely cycle rapidly. Then the burner never comes on, although the pilot remains lit, and the house becomes cold. Happened last winter while I was away, and froze all the water lines.

For now, I have taken the motor drivers off both zone valves, and left them both open. One thermostat is now connected directly to the main burner. So far, so good. Heat has come on as needed, and the house remains warm. 1/2

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at October 02, 2022 03:56 PM (3KSjK)

203 blew the circuit board on my whirlpool dryer

220 bucks
Posted by: REDACTED

I hear you. My Duet washer needs a new main bearing. $400 installed.

Um, no. New washer time.

Posted by: Tonypete at October 02, 2022 03:57 PM (LsEU/)

204 199 187 With a crawl space, you could insulate from underneath.
Posted by: MkY at October 02, 2022 03:50 PM (cPGH3)

not many of jobs are as fun as insulating a crawl space

Posted by: REDACTED at October 02, 2022 03:58 PM (us2H3)

205 Went to an African American church today.

I haven't seen virus fright like that in ages. Still required 100% masking, too temperature and name at the door, and every other pew closed. For distancing.

Topic, in part, of the sermon today: God did not give us a spirit of fear.

Posted by: blaster at October 02, 2022 03:58 PM (pwExq)

206 Mine needs a vapor barrier and insulation underneath. But the other house needed that too so I can get through this winter okay. We are supposed to get some lows next week in the 30s.

Posted by: Notsothoreau at October 02, 2022 03:58 PM (uz3Px)

207 182 LL Bean sheepskin lined slippers. Finally time to get mine back out. I have their fleece lined robe too.

Posted by: Notsothoreau at October 02, 2022 03:48 PM (uz3Px)


I am one of those people who cannot stay warm unless heat is actively being applied to me. I'm practically a lizard.

Posted by: Emmie at October 02, 2022 03:58 PM (6RgRK)

208 FWP for Trevor Lawrence - rain. 4 fumbles. He gave the game away to the Eagles - hurray!

Posted by: Nova local at October 02, 2022 03:59 PM (exHjb)

209 Thumb drive solution. Put a colored adhesive dot on the up side after you've got it inserted correctly. Replace the dot as needed. I can give endless quick redneck solutions to problems. Unfortunately I can't figure out how to fix my trailer plug in. I tried 3 different variations from the web and none of them made the trailer lights work. I shall have to take the pickup to someone who knows what they are doing.

Posted by: PaleRider is simply irredeemable at October 02, 2022 03:59 PM (3cGpq)

210 I hear you. My Duet washer needs a new main bearing. $400 installed.

Um, no. New washer time.
Posted by: Tonypete at October 02, 2022 03:57 PM (LsEU/)

yeah, I have the washer too and the wife bought it in that weird sea green color

it not bad but they stopped making it

my washer has a mishigas but i live with it

Posted by: REDACTED at October 02, 2022 03:59 PM (us2H3)

211 Or maybe battery powered slippers?
Posted by: Kindltot at October 02, 2022 03:48 PM (xhaym)


It may come to that!

Posted by: Emmie at October 02, 2022 03:59 PM (6RgRK)

212 Don't know if this is FWP or not, but I am doing retirement planning today.

I'll let Merle Haggard explain:

https://tinyurl.com/ycksbwke

Posted by: DB at October 02, 2022 04:00 PM (geLO8)

213 You can get socks that use a battery for heat. Hunters wear them. I just have arthritis in my feet so the fleece helps.

Posted by: Notsothoreau at October 02, 2022 04:00 PM (uz3Px)

214 NOOD

Posted by: Additional Blond Agent, STEM Guy at October 02, 2022 04:01 PM (ZSK0i)

215 Food nood

Posted by: Skip's phone at October 02, 2022 04:01 PM (xhxe8)

216 This isn't a 1st World Problem. More like an interesting solution for those looking for a new AC.

Daikin FIT

https://daikincomfort.com/products/heating-

cooling/whole-house/air-conditioner/daikin-fit
(remove extra space)

To me it looks like a re-thinking of their single room units for Japanese houses applied to American-style central AC.
BONUS! Quiet. Runs at about 58 dB.

Shipping issues had kinda stemmed my AC hunt, so I started looking at Daikin since they're made here in Texas.

Posted by: naturalfake at October 02, 2022 04:02 PM (KLPy8)

217 Topic, in part, of the sermon today: God did not give us a spirit of fear.
Posted by: blaster at October 02, 2022 03:58 PM (pwExq


Yikes! Maybe the pastor is trying to nudge them out of their hysteria.

It's interesting. The only people who have tried to warn me how dangerous it was to go without a mask were blacks. In Corsicana. Gas station.

Posted by: Emmie at October 02, 2022 04:02 PM (6RgRK)

218
Topic, in part, of the sermon today: God did not give us a spirit of fear.
Posted by: blaster at October 02, 2022 03:58 PM (pwExq)

____________

"Fear God and dread nought" - Motto of the Barons Fisher of Kilverstone

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at October 02, 2022 04:03 PM (1Nxff)

219 First World Problem:

When I arrived for Saturday evening Mass a church staff member immediately told me that the power was out and Mass may be cancelled. I simply replied "Oh." As she went to call the power company, I thought, "Why would THAT make any difference? History is filled with centuries of Masses held without electricity. There are Masses held TODAY around the world without electricity. The only instances that a Mass should be cancelled are imminent danger to the congregation or no celebrant!" I just shook my head and went in to pray.

The power came on a few minutes later to shouts of "Yeaaaa!" "Praise the Lord!" Yup, First World Problem.

They were happy, but I was disappointed. I was really looking forward to a real old-fashioned Candlelight Mass.

Posted by: Cesspit Pariah at October 02, 2022 04:03 PM (Apyx3)

220 213 You can get socks that use a battery for heat. Hunters wear them. I just have arthritis in my feet so the fleece helps.

I bought some charcoal hand warmers for the ex, who had to defrost her work car. By the box they're not so expensive. Her boss saw her using them, and ordered enough for all the workers who park outside.

Posted by: Gordon Scott at October 02, 2022 04:05 PM (UbaXa)

221 Yikes! Maybe the pastor is trying to nudge them out of their hysteria.

If it was a Catholic church, that was today’s reading. Second Timothy 1:6-8, 13-14.

Posted by: Stephen Price Blair at October 02, 2022 04:07 PM (U+Oxn)

222 Topic, in part, of the sermon today: God did not give us a spirit of fear.

Posted by: blaster at October 02, 2022 03:58 PM


Irony can be pretty ironic at times.

Posted by: Captain Buck Murdock Lunar Base Alpha Beta at October 02, 2022 04:08 PM (bVYXr)

223 Crazy Ivan.

Posted by: Mister Scott (Formerly GWS) at October 02, 2022 04:09 PM (bVYXr)

224 205 Went to an African American church today.

I haven't seen virus fright like that in ages. Still required 100% masking, too temperature and name at the door, and every other pew closed. For distancing.

Topic, in part, of the sermon today: God did not give us a spirit of fear.

Posted by: blaster at October 02, 2022 03:58 PM


One of our local venues recently used all of our available talent of black actors/singers to put on a wonderful show of The Color Purple.

The audience had far more black people in attendance than usual. The mask rate was approximately 90% for black people and 20% for white people.

Posted by: Pillage Idiot at October 02, 2022 04:22 PM (HlyYF)

225 2/2

I want to avoid another freeze-up in this house this coming Winter. What I am considering is to break into the hot water heating line between the gas boiler and the baseboard circuit, and plumb in a 240 volt domestic water heater. Set the stat on that heater for ten degrees less than the normal operating temp of the boiler, but ALSO put the electric heater on a contactor controlled by one of the two wall thermostats. Set the wall stat for the boiler at 65, and the wall stat for the electric at 55. I don't know if the water heater will have enough jam to keep the house at 55 during an extreme cold snap, but it will probably prevent the house from freezing. I would also tie in a big red warning light to the electric heater with a sign: "if this red light is on, furnace has gone out. Get help from..." That way, the party who comes around every few days to feed and water the cat can get hold of a techie to relight the furnace. And/or call me.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at October 02, 2022 04:24 PM (X2zd6)

226 Oil Peon, this sounds like the setup I had, except the hot water electric furnace was purpose built. It worked just like a water heater, but in a much smaller space--thus the need that the water was circulating before the elements would turn on. That much heating in a very small space would go bad quickly.

My ex the ex inspector says it probably won't work the way you want and definitely does not meet fire code.

Posted by: Gordon Scott at October 02, 2022 04:57 PM (UbaXa)

227 All this talk about hoppers and joeys and I thought you were discussing kangaroos and their offspring.

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229 "119 And another first world problem, glass top electric range. I hate this one already and will replace it by canning season.

And the guy that was going to remove the dead fridge did not show up. I will keep at it. I will find someone to do it.

Posted by: Notsothoreau"

I went on Craigslist and posted an ad in "General" for Sale. Basically: "Metal SCRAPPERS - Fridge ready to go! You load."

I would have several responses within an hour, and the thing I needed gone was picked up before the end of the day. The shit those scrappers got from us, oh my! But they were very competitive to get our scrap.

Posted by: GrandeMe at October 02, 2022 08:56 PM (DSa6p)

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