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drywall screwed.jpg

No. You haven't missed most of a day. That's not modern art. That's the catastrophe of a drywall fastener pushing out of the stud. Not even 20 years old and it fails? What is this world coming to?

Ovbiously we will have to move, or maybe just torch the place and start over.

Posted by: CBD at 02:00 PM




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1 I be back

Posted by: Skip at November 19, 2023 02:01 PM (fwDg9)

2 Huh?

Posted by: kactus at November 19, 2023 02:02 PM (rkpIx)

3 …… thought I had it

Posted by: kactus at November 19, 2023 02:03 PM (rkpIx)

4 Drywall screws are the way to go.

Posted by: Ralph at November 19, 2023 02:03 PM (wnTj5)

5
Winners don't need Noods.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at November 19, 2023 02:03 PM (MoZTd)

6
Beat it back down with a hammer hard enough to leave a dent, then spackle over. Don't try to finesse it. Beat it, beat it good.

Posted by: Divide by Zero at November 19, 2023 02:04 PM (enJYY)

7 Take a hammer, lightly tap it in, get joint compound and coat over, maybe 2 or 3 times, let dry between coats as it shrinks. When done sand but as wall has texture give it a coat and dab with a sponge so isn't smooth, maybe even last coat try this..

Posted by: Skip at November 19, 2023 02:05 PM (fwDg9)

8 Love that when you use a drywall screw to fix nail pops it pulls the panel down so more pop or creates a hole with the screw head.

Might as well move to a better area soon, it's only going to get worse!

Posted by: AZ deplorable moron at November 19, 2023 02:05 PM (eWVx8)

9 Winners don't need Noods.
Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh

Coffee is for winners closers!

Posted by: Tonypete at November 19, 2023 02:05 PM (x7plP)

10 If it comes out any farther you can hang a picture from it.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at November 19, 2023 02:06 PM (63Dwl)

11 Take a hammer, lightly tap it in, get joint compound and coat over, maybe 2 or 3 times, let dry between coats as it shrinks. When done sand but as wall has texture give it a coat and dab with a sponge so isn't smooth, maybe even last coat try this..
Posted by: Skip

It's all fun and games until you have drywall surfaced with an orange peel texture.

Posted by: Tonypete at November 19, 2023 02:07 PM (x7plP)

12 20 years is a pretty long time.

Posted by: San Franpsycho at November 19, 2023 02:07 PM (RIvkX)

13 Still haven't replaced tub/ shower parts from shut off valves onward. Best to wait until after Tuesday in case something didn't go right and will need it to work even if a minor leak exists.

Posted by: Skip at November 19, 2023 02:07 PM (fwDg9)

14
Drywall screws are the way to go.

Posted by: Ralph at November 19, 2023 02:03 PM


Yup. Especially with a power drill with settings. Find the torque setting that takes 'em about 1/8th inch below the drywall. Lather, rinse, repeat all day long.

Posted by: Divide by Zero at November 19, 2023 02:07 PM (enJYY)

15 Take a hammer, lightly tap it in, get joint compound and coat over, maybe 2 or 3 times, let dry between coats as it shrinks. When done sand but as wall has texture give it a coat and dab with a sponge so isn't smooth, maybe even last coat try this..
Posted by: Skip at November 19, 2023 02:05 PM (fwDg9)
===
Lost me at "take a hammer..."

Posted by: San Franpsycho at November 19, 2023 02:08 PM (RIvkX)

16 20 years is a pretty long time.
Posted by: San Franpsycho

Pffft!

Posted by: Zombie (sort of) Rip Van Winkle at November 19, 2023 02:08 PM (x7plP)

17 no one's gonna read this but whatever

my FWP is one of my neighbors is an ass. I don't know which one. Amazon told me a package was coming on Saturday, but they delivered it one day early, and to the wrong house. They sent me that delivery photo, and it was my package all right, but not my doorstep.

One of my neighbors has my package. It's been 48 hrs now and no one's made the effort to return it to me. Fucking thief.

To their credit, Amazon refunded me the cost of the missing merch. But my neighbor, whoever it is, is a cock-biting communist dishonest fuckstick, and bad things should happen to them.

I hate people that do this shit.

Posted by: DB - at November 19, 2023 02:08 PM (geLO8)

18 Drywall problem, the hardest part will be matching the color.
Then thin the paint and use an airbrush with and a wipe cloth.

Posted by: Braenyard at November 19, 2023 02:09 PM (DlZuq)

19 If it comes out any farther you can hang a picture from it.
Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr.

Yes, The Paolo, how you say, has been told this many times.

Posted by: The Paolo at November 19, 2023 02:09 PM (x7plP)

20
Notes for my fellow motorists

1) The idea of an entrance ramp is that you should enter the road at the speed of the traffic.

2) Conversely, the idea of an exit ramp is that you should leave the road at the speed of the traffic and only then slow down.

3) The idea of your lights is not only that you should see but also that you should be seen, like at dawn or dusk, or fog, or rain.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at November 19, 2023 02:10 PM (MoZTd)

21 Arg. Willowed of course. Won't repost. You'll just have to go back & read it.

Willowed -- an AoS FWP!

Posted by: mindful webworker - of course at November 19, 2023 02:10 PM (mlaHT)

22 Sigh

Posted by: N at November 19, 2023 02:10 PM (JRFYZ)

23 I finally sold my house this past week, and about a month ago signed a lease for another year on the rental I'm in now.

All year long, I've been dreading a total collapse of the housing market, fearing my house would sell below what I paid for it. I got a nice check instead.

Now, if I'm being totally selfish, I can wait through the next year, seeing if the collapse happens, and then maybe pick up a new house for well below what it's priced at now.

I'm not that much of a dick though. I mean, houses here are WAY overpriced by my calculations, so I wouldn't mind seeing a reasonable drop. My definition of reasonable, that is.

Posted by: BurtTC at November 19, 2023 02:11 PM (QBaJw)

24 Hang a picture over it.

Posted by: Gref at November 19, 2023 02:11 PM (5fDan)

25 I had a steady drip, drip, drip from the shower head. Ordered the wrong Delta valve cartridge the first time (which I only learned by turning off the main water supply and removing the old one) and the second one took 4 weeks to get to me. $80 for it full price - I got it for $50. Still, an outrageous ripoff.

Posted by: Tonypete at November 19, 2023 02:12 PM (x7plP)

26
Hang a picture over it.

Posted by: Gref at November 19, 2023 02:11 PM


From the pastel gray color of his walls I think the naked guy on the white ottoman would 'pair well'.

Posted by: Divide by Zero at November 19, 2023 02:13 PM (enJYY)

27 Notes for my fellow motorists

1) The idea of an entrance ramp is that you should enter the road at the speed of the traffic.

2) Conversely, the idea of an exit ramp is that you should leave the road at the speed of the traffic and only then slow down.

3) The idea of your lights is not only that you should see but also that you should be seen, like at dawn or dusk, or fog, or rain.
Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at November 19, 2023 02:10 PM (MoZTd)

I live in a town where green lights ahead means slow down (I guess in case it turns yellow as you approach).

As I often say, it's a good thing I'm not allowed to have a 50 cal mounted on my hood.

Posted by: BurtTC at November 19, 2023 02:14 PM (QBaJw)

28
Notes for my fellow motorists

1) The idea of an entrance ramp is that you should enter the road at the speed of the traffic.

2) Conversely, the idea of an exit ramp is that you should leave the road at the speed of the traffic and only then slow down.

3) The idea of your lights is not only that you should see but also that you should be seen, like at dawn or dusk, or fog, or rain.
Posted by: H



Fwiw, most motorists pronouns are "re" and "tard"

* it is not just an idea, it is the design

Posted by: N at November 19, 2023 02:15 PM (JRFYZ)

29 $80 for it full price - I got it for $50. Still, an outrageous ripoff.

Posted by: Tonypete

Stuff is worth what you'll pay for it.
You paid $50 ergo the market clearing price was at least $50.

Posted by: AZ deplorable moron at November 19, 2023 02:16 PM (eWVx8)

30 my FWP is one of my neighbors is an ass.

Posted by: DB - at November 19, 2023 02:08 PM (geLO

Just one? How lucky you are!!

Posted by: BurtTC at November 19, 2023 02:16 PM (QBaJw)

31 I can't download vids / clips off the web. ...eliminating the how...
I no longer have FF25 that enabled me to do so. Tucows is no longer offering downloads and it appears all of the browser people want to end happpy fun time and most freedom.

I can't download vids or clips from utoob or any other (X) source.
I'm shattered.

Posted by: Braenyard at November 19, 2023 02:16 PM (DlZuq)

32
Now, if I'm being totally selfish, I can wait through the next year, seeing if the collapse happens, and then maybe pick up a new house for well below what it's priced at now.

_________

I have a dream that happens now and then where Her Majesty and I acquire a huge house that has seen better days and needs some TLC. Thirty years ago this dream would be an exciting opportunity. Now that we're both 29, it's more of a nightmare.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at November 19, 2023 02:17 PM (MoZTd)

33 20
Notes for my fellow motorists

1) The idea of an entrance ramp is that you should enter the road at the speed of the traffic.

2) Conversely, the idea of an exit ramp is that you should leave the road at the speed of the traffic and only then slow down.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at November 19, 2023 02:10 PM (MoZTd)


I don't think those 2 are in the Required Design Standards Manual of all state Departments of Transportation. Including Texas. Unfortunately.

Posted by: Gref at November 19, 2023 02:17 PM (5fDan)

34 The nice thing about the nail going through the paint is that you agave a reference for identifying and marking every other nail and stud in that wall without a stud finder.

Just get a sharpie and start marking

Posted by: N at November 19, 2023 02:18 PM (JRFYZ)

35 The nail that sticks up gets hammered back down... only to pop back up again.

A real leader would pull that fvcker out, put it against the wall, then bury it a backwoods pit with all its friends and relatives.

- Shit Stalin Said, Vol III

Posted by: Itinerant Alley Butcher at November 19, 2023 02:18 PM (cOq4q)

36 26
Hang a picture over it.

Posted by: Gref at November 19, 2023 02:11 PM

From the pastel gray color of his walls I think the naked guy on the white ottoman would 'pair well'.

Posted by: Divide by Zero at November 19, 2023 02:13 PM (enJYY)


+1

Posted by: Gref at November 19, 2023 02:19 PM (5fDan)

37 Tonypete just for cartridge?

I have to replace in wall split, valves, handles and shower head if I want and think it was under $100

Posted by: Skip at November 19, 2023 02:19 PM (fwDg9)

38 Less than 3 year old home. One round of nail pops fixed by the builder. Second round is on us. At least we don't have an orange peel finish which makes ours easier to refinish.

Posted by: neverenoughcaffeine at November 19, 2023 02:20 PM (2NHgQ)

39 I have a dream that happens now and then where Her Majesty and I acquire a huge house that has seen better days and needs some TLC. Thirty years ago this dream would be an exciting opportunity. Now that we're both 29, it's more of a nightmare.
Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at November 19, 2023 02:17 PM (MoZTd)

Yeah, I'm not interested in a fixer upper.

And I resent real estate listings that say "would make a good starter home," or "just needs some TLC."

F that. I'm well past starter home status, and I have no care to give, neither tender nor loving.

Posted by: BurtTC at November 19, 2023 02:21 PM (QBaJw)

40 >I can't download vids or clips from utoob or any other (X) source.
I'm shattered.

Posted by: Braenyard


video downloadhelper is a FF extension
also in Windows you can pres the 'windows' key- it looks like a little 4 paned window- with the G key and capture whatever video is on your screen

Posted by: DB - at November 19, 2023 02:21 PM (geLO8)

41 Yeah Skip - for whatever reason, this cartridge was 'special' for a particular period of time and I couldn't locate any aftermarket matches.

Makes one want to go back to heating a kettle of water on the coal stove and then taking a bucket bath.

Posted by: Tonypete at November 19, 2023 02:21 PM (x7plP)

42 Oh, burn it with fire. I hate that.

Posted by: LenNeal at November 19, 2023 02:22 PM (43xH1)

43 If its a screw, don't hammer it. If its a nail replace it with a proper drywall screw.

Posted by: gourmand du jour at November 19, 2023 02:22 PM (MeG8a)

44 If it comes out any farther you can hang a picture from it.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at November 19, 2023 02:06 PM (63Dwl)

For a family of midgets?

It's less than two feet of the floor!

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at November 19, 2023 02:22 PM (3Gtis)

45 It's all fun and games until you have drywall surfaced with an orange peel texture.
Posted by: Tonypete'

Long pole scraper, take off the sharper bits, then a very coarse sandpaper, then seal it and just deal with the fact your walls/ceiling will never be flat.

Posted by: LenNeal at November 19, 2023 02:23 PM (43xH1)

46 If it comes out any farther you can hang a picture from it.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr.

For a family of midgets?

It's less than two feet of the floor!
Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo

The very definition of low art!!

Posted by: Tonypete at November 19, 2023 02:23 PM (x7plP)

47 Posted by: Tonypete at November 19, 2023 02:12 PM (x7plP)

Delta guarantees their stuff for life.

Which is why I no longer buy anything other than Delta and Brizo (their fancy label).

I am sick of expensive plumbing fixtures that suck.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at November 19, 2023 02:24 PM (3Gtis)

48 A real leader would pull that fvcker out, put it against the wall, then bury it a backwoods pit with all its friends and relatives.

- Shit Stalin Said, Vol III
Posted by: Itinerant Alley Butcher at November 19, 2023 02:18 PM (cOq4q)

Call it a third world problem, but when those "nails" sew their jewels into their clothing, the first several rounds will bounce off, making it look to the religiously superstitious like God is protecting them.

Posted by: BurtTC at November 19, 2023 02:24 PM (QBaJw)

49 You're just going to have to pull it out and put a nice screw there.

Posted by: Miley, okravangelist at November 19, 2023 02:24 PM (Mzdiz)

50 >>>Now, if I'm being totally selfish, I can wait through the next year, seeing if the collapse happens, and then maybe pick up a new house for well below what it's priced at now.

I'm not that much of a dick though. I mean, houses here are WAY overpriced by my calculations, so I wouldn't mind seeing a reasonable drop. My definition of reasonable, that is.

Posted by: BurtTC
---

I'm doing much the same thing. Uncle Joey distorted the markets from the get go. Glad you got your price.

Posted by: Braenyard at November 19, 2023 02:25 PM (DlZuq)

51 I hate tailgaters. Not the food at the stadium kind, but the idiots who drive to close to your rear bumper kind.
Now, there are plenty of road-killed badgers hereabouts. My cunning plan is to freeze a supply of badgers in water-filled 5 gallon buckets. I shall remove the blocks of ice with badger-filling and place them in a dispenser in the back of my vehicle.
When a tailgater annoys me, I shall drop a badger in front of them. Since they are too close to evade, they will run over the badger-block and sustain vehicular damage.
Should the police investigate, all they will find is remnants of rotting badger, stuck to the undercarriage.

Posted by: Idaho Spudboy at November 19, 2023 02:25 PM (YRK4R)

52 1) The idea of an entrance ramp is that you should enter the road at the speed of the traffic.

2) Conversely, the idea of an exit ramp is that you should leave the road at the speed of the traffic and only then slow down.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at November 19, 2023 02:10 PM (MoZTd)

Wrong.

1) Proper technique is to drive almost to the end of the on-ramp then stop.

2) Proper technique is to slow down to the off-ramp speed...in the left lane...then gradually move over to the right lane before exiting.

Posted by: Florida Man at November 19, 2023 02:27 PM (3Gtis)

53
The nice thing about the nail going through the paint is that you have a reference for identifying and marking every other nail and stud in that wall without a stud finder.

I think stud finders are a joke. Take a flashlight and hold it to the side close to the drywall. Once you find the first slight imperfection/dent you have a reference point for all the rest. If still unsure I'll take a skinny finishing nail and tap it in about an inch. If It hits resistance I'm home free. I had to hang a very heavy and $300.00 glass shower door a couple of years ago and absolutely had to be positive I was biting into the stud, so I tapped in the finishing nail and kept moving 1/2 left, then right until I caught it exactly and determined exact center of stud. A little compound cures us of the deed.

Posted by: Divide by Zero at November 19, 2023 02:27 PM (enJYY)

54 CBD, borrow a hammer from Paul Pelosi.

Posted by: Ciampino - Is it more than $20 in The Hamptons??When I stepped on a landmine, I felt defeeted. at November 19, 2023 02:28 PM (qfLjt)

55 Posted by: Tonypete at November 19, 2023 02:23 PM (x7plP)

Were you asking about carry options for a car?

If so...look at the various magnetic fixtures. They seem to be a really good alternative to a conventional holster.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at November 19, 2023 02:29 PM (3Gtis)

56 Ovbiously we will have to move, or maybe just torch the place and start over.

Posted by: CBD at 02:00 PM


Jewish Lightning.

*touches nose*

Posted by: G'rump928(c) has got nuthin' at November 19, 2023 02:29 PM (aD39U)

57 44 If it comes out any farther you can hang a picture from it.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at November 19, 2023 02:06 PM (63Dwl)

For a family of midgets?

It's less than two feet of the floor!

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at November 19, 2023 02:22 PM (3Gtis)


Put a piece of furniture or a planter in front of it. Or a statue.

Posted by: Gref at November 19, 2023 02:29 PM (5fDan)

58 OH! I in fact have First World.. solutions? Enjoyments?

Returning from the Asshole Of The Universe, the Pacific Coast of Michicoan, Mexico, the very first thing I did was take a very long, perfect-temperature shower with real, US water that didn't feel or smell like fuel oil diluted with rubbing alcohol, and then walked into the kitchen and turned on the tap, and poured myself a big, tall, cold, glass of tap water and drank it.

It's our civilization and it is well worth protecting.

Posted by: LenNeal at November 19, 2023 02:29 PM (43xH1)

59
2) Proper technique is to slow down to the off-ramp speed...in the left lane...then gradually move over to the right lane before exiting.
Posted by: Florida Man at November 19, 2023 02:27 PM (3Gtis)

____________

The Texas Lane Change is to go across three lanes in 40 feet (no signal, of course) to make the exit.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at November 19, 2023 02:30 PM (MoZTd)

60 If possible, I always exceed the speed limit by a decent amount when entering. It is always easier to shed energy than to gain it.

Also, aim for the Mercedes. He will get out of your way.

Posted by: G'rump928(c) has got nuthin' at November 19, 2023 02:31 PM (aD39U)

61 That fastener would not be a problem if you refused to acknowledge it. Ignore problems and like annoying people they will go away.

Posted by: Durak Kazyol at November 19, 2023 02:32 PM (4zxRq)

62 In the old world one could purchase a plain, cheap, kitchen faucet that would work fine. Bought a cheap one and it's terrible.
The one's with the rubber replaceable grommet things could easily be regulated. No more.

Posted by: Braenyard at November 19, 2023 02:32 PM (DlZuq)

63 Were you asking about carry options for a car?
Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo

Yes, I was. One of the Morons suggested I look at Sticky Mount gear. Thanks!

Posted by: Tonypete at November 19, 2023 02:32 PM (x7plP)

64 I think stud finders are a joke. Take a flashlight and hold it to the side close to the drywall. Once you find the first slight imperfection/dent you have a reference point for all the rest. If still unsure I'll take a skinny finishing nail and tap it in about an inch. If It hits resistance I'm home free. I had to hang a very heavy and $300.00 glass shower door a couple of years ago and absolutely had to be positive I was biting into the stud, so I tapped in the finishing nail and kept moving 1/2 left, then right until I caught it exactly and determined exact center of stud. A little compound cures us of the deed.
Posted by: Divide by Zero

DIY Stud-finder - Nail-finder.

Small very strong magnet, about 12 inches light string or floss taped to it. Swing like a pendulum flush with wall, moving around as you do it. Magnet will be drawn to nails.
You can map the studs in a wall in a couple of minutes using this.

Posted by: Itinerant Alley Butcher at November 19, 2023 02:32 PM (cOq4q)

65 The other driving tip that has saved me a bunch of times is to watch closely any car that already has a mashed quarter panel. That tells you that they don't check their blind spot.

Posted by: G'rump928(c) has got nuthin' at November 19, 2023 02:33 PM (aD39U)

66 Highwaymen - I Will Survive

www.youtube.com/watch?v=qAiPsZRZNOI

Posted by: Braenyard at November 19, 2023 02:33 PM (DlZuq)

67 I hate people that do this shit.
Posted by: DB
=====
What's your problem? You got a picture of his door step. Hunt it down, knock on the door, show him the picture, and tell him to give you your package.
Don't give shit. Don't take shit.

Posted by: From about that Time at November 19, 2023 02:33 PM (4780s)

68 hiya

Posted by: JT at November 19, 2023 02:34 PM (T4tVD)

69 Below 2 feet table or chair even a umbrella rack will hide it

Posted by: Skip at November 19, 2023 02:35 PM (fwDg9)

70 and what's with people who voluntarily sit in your blind spot? I know that I never do.

Posted by: G'rump928(c) has got nuthin' at November 19, 2023 02:35 PM (aD39U)

71 Sous vide that sh*t.

Posted by: Duncanthrax, making the observations the MSM doesn't make at November 19, 2023 02:35 PM (a3Q+t)

72 I have been doing this stuff for 37 years, never owned a stud finder

Posted by: Skip at November 19, 2023 02:36 PM (fwDg9)

73 Were you asking about carry options for a car?

If so...look at the various magnetic fixtures. They seem to be a really good alternative to a conventional holster.
Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo'

In the sedan I drive I usually place the pistol in the passenger side, rear seat pocket, the one on the back of the passenger side front seat. I've done that for years so it's instinct. Or, at night, laid out on the front passenger seat. Or in my hand. I've never found a holster other than a shoulder holster that works well in any kind of vehicle. CCW, open carry state. I've gotten funny looks during the day with a pistol laying on the passenger seat in full view but fuck them.

Posted by: LenNeal at November 19, 2023 02:36 PM (43xH1)

74 My FWP.
I keep loose change and when I get enough, will put it all into rolls. The problem is they sell you an equal number of rolls for quarters, dimes nickels and pennies, but no one ever keeps the same number of coins. So I have a crapton of rolls for pennies and nickels, a few for dimes and nothing for the quarters. Why can't they sell them separately so I can get what I need?

Posted by: Diogenes at November 19, 2023 02:37 PM (uSHSS)

75 and what's with people who voluntarily sit in your blind spot? I know that I never do.
Posted by: G'rump928(c)

My other FWP - folks that will not keep an constant speed (conditions permitting) on the highway. And then, of course, speed up when you try to pass them.

WTF people!

Posted by: Tonypete at November 19, 2023 02:37 PM (x7plP)

76 >>> and what's with people who voluntarily sit in your blind spot? I know that I never do.
Posted by: G'rump928(c)

Accident claims artists looking for the big payday.

Posted by: Itinerant Alley Butcher at November 19, 2023 02:37 PM (cOq4q)

77 Or pass trucks on the interstate so slowly that they might as well be flying formation with them.

Posted by: G'rump928(c) has got nuthin' at November 19, 2023 02:37 PM (aD39U)

78 I got a lot of complaints about other drivers.

Posted by: G'rump928(c) has got nuthin' at November 19, 2023 02:38 PM (aD39U)

79 My FWP is there are chunks of interstate highway in my area with a speed limit of 80 mph for cars, 70 mph for trucks.
This works reasonably well until the trucker doing 70.5 mph decides he has to pass the truck doing 70 and swings into the left lane, in front of a half dozen cars doing 80.

Posted by: Idaho Spudboy at November 19, 2023 02:38 PM (YRK4R)

80 In more useful departments, I have no idea who uses drywall nails anymore but the prouds are from driving those ring-shank nails into wet, new studs and there is no way to keep all of them from backing out. When the wood dries and shrinks, every single nail in the entire house will proud.

Good luck!

Posted by: LenNeal at November 19, 2023 02:38 PM (43xH1)

81 When they found out I was on the way, Mom and Dad had to quick furr and wall up the 25-foot cinder block square he'd laid up to be his garage, so we could have a starter house. Korea was on and there were shortages of everything. Instead of "plaster board" there was wood pulp board, pretty crummy stuff and hard to put any kind of finish on. My mother learned how to make a paint/plaster/silica sand concoction you could roll on, that would seal the pulpboard and create a hard lasting dappled surface. She did a couple of rooms and most of the ceilings with that -- while pregnant.

It really lasted. It also would chew up any furniture that touched it, and would bark your knuckles if you rubbed against the wall. I was advised I'd have to re-wall, or power sand it off. Instead I plastered it, in several coats, with the wide "medieval" trowel. It's now been under plaster for longer than it was exposed, and nothing has cracked or sagged. But if I ever have to do a spot repair, I'll have to call in museum staff.

Posted by: Way, Way Downriver at November 19, 2023 02:38 PM (4PZHB)

82 I got a lot of complaints about other drivers.
Posted by: G'rump928(c)

It's a big early for The Airing of Grievances but let's go for it!

We have a good start.

Posted by: Tonypete at November 19, 2023 02:39 PM (x7plP)

83 >>> And then, of course, speed up when you try to pass them.

They are fvcking with you.

Posted by: Itinerant Alley Butcher at November 19, 2023 02:39 PM (cOq4q)

84 My FWP is there are chunks of interstate highway in my area with a speed limit of 80 mph for cars, 70 mph for trucks.
This works reasonably well until the trucker doing 70.5 mph decides he has to pass the truck doing 70 and swings into the left lane, in front of a half dozen cars doing 80.
Posted by: Idaho Spudboy at November 19, 2023 02:38 PM (YRK4R)



Trucks in the left lane has become increasingly common the last few years. When someone takes ten miles to pass it ... becomes annoying.

Posted by: G'rump928(c) has got nuthin' at November 19, 2023 02:40 PM (aD39U)

85
For a family of midgets?

It's less than two feet of the floor!

Posted by: CharlieB


Very small pic hung from the nail with some gnome sized furniture.

Posted by: N at November 19, 2023 02:40 PM (JRFYZ)

86 Welcome home. Len Neal !

Posted by: JT at November 19, 2023 02:40 PM (T4tVD)

87 31
I can't download vids or clips from utoob or any other (X) source.
I'm shattered.

Posted by: Braenyard at November 19, 2023 02:16 PM (DlZuq)

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I use Tubeget for youtube and X. Works great and gets updated as soon as those sites change things.

https://is.gd/uXItRs

Posted by: Ciampino - whatever floats ur boat at November 19, 2023 02:41 PM (qfLjt)

88 >>> Very small pic hung from the nail with some gnome sized furniture.
Posted by: N at November 19, 2023 02:40 PM (JRFYZ)

Good idea. Do something crafty. A start to a little library with tiny little bookcases...

Posted by: Itinerant Alley Butcher at November 19, 2023 02:44 PM (cOq4q)

89 Driving FWPs? The traveling packs. The very rare times I drive multi-lane interstates I set the cruise and enjoy the WI scenery. And then watch as the Flying Circus comes up the the rear-view and multiple shitbirds cram up my ass while apparently not anticipating something maybe in front of them, expressing anger and whatnot, then it's all past like a fight amongst sparrows at a birdbath, then... here comes another one.

Posted by: LenNeal at November 19, 2023 02:44 PM (43xH1)

90 There's no better way to hang your gun off you than a shoulder holster, for function, however appendix iwb is best for concealment.

It is a bad idea to have your gun not physically secured to you in your car. What if it slides off the seat or somebody opens the passenger door and grabs your gat?

Posted by: N at November 19, 2023 02:45 PM (JRFYZ)

91 Should the police investigate, all they will find is remnants of rotting badger, stuck to the undercarriage.

We don' need no sticking badgers.

Posted by: Oddbob at November 19, 2023 02:45 PM (nfrXX)

92 44 If it comes out any farther you can hang a picture from it.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at November 19, 2023 02:06 PM (63Dwl)

For a family of midgets?

It's less than two feet of the floor!

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at November 19, 2023 02:22 PM (3Gtis)
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So low that you can use it to tether the cat on a leash.

Posted by: Ciampino - Cat looking at claws: I didn't know we were short on bandaids at November 19, 2023 02:45 PM (qfLjt)

93 Diogenes, most banks have a coin counting machine in house for their customers. You never have to roll change again.

Posted by: Ben Had at November 19, 2023 02:46 PM (VUzsy)

94 I had a steady drip, drip, drip from the shower head. Ordered the wrong Delta valve cartridge the first time (which I only learned by turning off the main water supply and removing the old one) and the second one took 4 weeks to get to me. $80 for it full price - I got it for $50. Still, an outrageous ripoff.

Posted by: Tonypete at November 19, 2023 02:12 PM (x7plP)


You know with the old style faucets you can use those butyl rubber washers, or in a pinch make them out of leather boiled in beeseax?

Posted by: Kindltot at November 19, 2023 02:46 PM (D7oie)

95 91 Should the police investigate, all they will find is remnants of rotting badger, stuck to the undercarriage.gate?




Is that an American badger or english?

Big difference

Posted by: N at November 19, 2023 02:47 PM (JRFYZ)

96
I love my glass shower door as I hate shower curtains as they smell like a funky Chinese factory at first, then they smell funky and slimy and make my wife feel claustrophobic - me to a lesser amount but some. On a long enough timeline I'll recover the initial cost, or the next owner will. A little 000 steel wool once in a while and they look perfectly clear again. Rinse well though.

Follow me for more advice on how to drain your wallet but make your master bathroom sparkle!

Posted by: Divide by Zero at November 19, 2023 02:47 PM (enJYY)

97 Everybody's screwing drywall today. In the old days we nailed it and were lucky.

Posted by: Eromero at November 19, 2023 02:48 PM (5KDQ+)

98 I'm doing much the same thing. Uncle Joey distorted the markets from the get go. Glad you got your price.
Posted by: Braenyard at November 19, 2023 02:25 PM (DlZuq)

Thanks, I got my price, except the "new thing" is for buyers to ask the seller to pay a portion of the closing costs, so they can qualify for their loans.

It's just another way of knocking part of the price off the house, and whether it was necessary or not, I was so ready to unload this thing, I didn't argue.

Posted by: BurtTC at November 19, 2023 02:48 PM (QBaJw)

99 Trucks in the left lane has become increasingly common the last few years. When someone takes ten miles to pass it ... becomes annoying.

They do this so often that I assume professional drivers must have a name for it. Where one truck drives in the right lane at 8 mph under the limit and one in the left lane at 7 1/2.

Posted by: Oddbob at November 19, 2023 02:48 PM (nfrXX)

100 Strategically placed plant.

Posted by: Ben Had at November 19, 2023 02:48 PM (VUzsy)

101 Welcome home. Len Neal !
Posted by: JT'

Thank you.
My Mexican colleague, in Guadalajara, expresses his condolences at the shitty state of food where I was. Also, he expresses relief I am not dead.
I had trouble believing the water issue on the Michicoan coast.
'Water, water, everywhere and not a drop to drink'.

Posted by: LenNeal at November 19, 2023 02:48 PM (43xH1)

102 Gubshow!

Posted by: Eromero at November 19, 2023 02:50 PM (5KDQ+)

103 > Very small pic hung from the nail with some gnome sized furniture.
Posted by: N at November 19, 2023 02:40 PM (JRFYZ)

Good idea. Do something crafty. A start to a little library with tiny little bookcases...
Posted by: Itinerant Alley Butcher

You suggesting CBD accomplish this?

Posted by: AZ deplorable moron at November 19, 2023 02:50 PM (eWVx8)

104 Everybody's screwing drywall today. In the old days we nailed it and were lucky.
Posted by: Eromero'

I do not make this up, during the 21% interest rates (you know when that was) my dad got stuck with three investment houses and I used any kind of straightened nails to hang drywall and finished it with Durabond 20.

Posted by: LenNeal at November 19, 2023 02:50 PM (43xH1)

105 It's less than two feet of the floor!
Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at November 19, 2023 02:22 PM (3Gtis)


Have you looked into wainscotting? It makes most rooms look super classy.

Posted by: Kindltot at November 19, 2023 02:50 PM (D7oie)

106 If that was my drywall I'd just people think it was a poorly filled bullet hole.

Posted by: Ben Had at November 19, 2023 02:51 PM (VUzsy)

107 93 Diogenes, most banks have a coin counting machine in house for their customers. You never have to roll change again.

Posted by: Ben Had at November 19, 2023 02:46 PM (VUzsy)


Yep, mine won't even take hand-rolled coins at all; they want them loose so they can run them through their machine. I guess they're afraid someone will try to pass off a roll with only 49 pennies in it, or slip in a couple of Canadian coins.

Posted by: Billy D at November 19, 2023 02:52 PM (F6Xpw)

108 Once, a couple of my former tenants went at it in almost every room in one of my rentals. They managed to put holes in almost every wall in the building, the largest from when the boyfriend/baby daddy put his whore of a girlfriend's head through one of the walls. Blood stains and holes in the walls was all they left me after their eviction.

Called my friend, who was a GC, to come and fix it all up, for cash, under the table. When he was done, it was like nothing ever happened.

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at November 19, 2023 02:52 PM (R/m4+)

109 I say burn it all down and rebuild with walls of quarried stone.

Posted by: Chairman LMAO, AI Expert at November 19, 2023 02:53 PM (pIx7m)

110 Diogenes, most banks have a coin counting machine in house for their customers. You never have to roll change again.
Posted by: B

That is not offered by most banks these days

That is why the coin counting machines s are a thing

Posted by: N at November 19, 2023 02:53 PM (JRFYZ)

111 Put a piece of furniture or a planter in front of it. Or a statue.
Posted by: Gref at November 19, 2023 02:29 PM (5fDan)

My litter boxes are enclosed. Anyone who knows should know what they are, but their very design is to "hide" things.

Posted by: BurtTC at November 19, 2023 02:54 PM (QBaJw)

112 I've seen nipples like that when it gets cold.

Posted by: Taylor Swift's Bodysuit at November 19, 2023 02:54 PM (PbTeh)

113 So I have a crapton of rolls for pennies and nickels, a few for dimes and nothing for the quarters. Why can't they sell them separately so I can get what I need?
Posted by: Diogenes'

Japan does almost all business in cash and a lot of it is in absurd coins. I learned as we were leaving, everyone carries coin sorters in a kind of Tupperware type thing. Even the exit taxi to the airport didn't take cards, cash only and he had an elaborate coin sorter in the console.

Posted by: LenNeal at November 19, 2023 02:55 PM (43xH1)

114
I have been doing this stuff for 37 years, never owned a stud finder

Posted by: Skip at November 19, 2023 02:36 PM


I swear I can beat on the wall with a fist and come within an inch or two of the stud. Bang, a little give. Bang, a little give. Bang, no give. Stud. Take flashlight give a little look. Find drywall guy cheated on third coat and I can see the dent. I think 40 years ago I owned a stud finder. Lost it and never replaced.

Posted by: Divide by Zero at November 19, 2023 02:55 PM (enJYY)

115 That's not modern art.

Put a frame around it, and it is. First-world problem solved!

Posted by: mikeski at November 19, 2023 02:55 PM (DgGvY)

116 51
Should the police investigate, all they will find is remnants of rotting badger, stuck to the undercarriage.

Posted by: Idaho Spudboy at November 19, 2023 02:25 PM (YRK4R)
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In summer, but in winter the ice will still be there. I like it though.
In the previous thread you missed one group, see #289.

Posted by: Ciampino - Cat looking at its bloody claws: I didn't know we were short on bandaids at November 19, 2023 02:55 PM (qfLjt)

117 Drywall screws are the way to go.
Posted by: Ralph at November 19, 2023 02:03 PM (wnTj5)

A little lube helps prevent chafing.

Posted by: Sandra Fluke at November 19, 2023 02:55 PM (BTZCA)

118 Everybody's screwing drywall today.'

Kinky.

Posted by: LenNeal at November 19, 2023 02:56 PM (43xH1)

119 Good idea. Do something crafty. A start to a little library with tiny little bookcases...
Posted by: Itinerant Alley Butcher


Pet bed with a small assortment of pet books and a pic of a squirrel since bot dogs and cats eat squirrels

Posted by: N at November 19, 2023 02:56 PM (JRFYZ)

120 Cash self check-out at the grocery takes change.
Going through, dump all your change before the Benjamins.

Posted by: Braenyard at November 19, 2023 02:57 PM (DlZuq)

121 Thanks, I got my price, except the "new thing" is for buyers to ask the seller to pay a portion of the closing costs, so they can qualify for their loans.

It's just another way of knocking part of the price off the house, and whether it was necessary or not, I was so ready to unload this thing, I didn't argue.
Posted by: BurtTC

Like all things. The buyer pays for everything.
Knowing that buyer will ask seller to cover somethin, the seller agent should have that in the asking price.

Posted by: Itinerant Alley Butcher at November 19, 2023 02:58 PM (cOq4q)

122 I use yt-dlp to archive videos from YT and Twitter. Haven't used it in a few weeks so it's possible that it got broken in the ongoing ad war between YT/Google and the rest of the internet. But if they did break it, I'd be surprised if it stayed broken for very long.

Posted by: CppThis at November 19, 2023 02:58 PM (PZvjL)

123
Called my friend, who was a GC, to come and fix it all up, for cash, under the table. When he was done, it was like nothing ever happened.
Posted by: Hairyback Guy at November 19, 2023 02:52 PM (R/m4+)

____________

Clean up guy, huh?

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at November 19, 2023 02:59 PM (MoZTd)

124 103 > Very small pic hung from the nail with some gnome sized furniture.
Posted by: N at November 19, 2023 02:40 PM (JRFYZ)

Good idea. Do something crafty. A start to a little library with tiny little bookcases...
Posted by: Itinerant Alley Butcher

You suggesting CBD accomplish this?

Posted by: AZ deplorable moron at November 19, 2023 02:50 PM (eWVx
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Are you suggesting miniature shelving? Would Ace help?

Posted by: Ciampino - Cat looking at its bloody claws: I didn't know we were short on bandaids! at November 19, 2023 02:59 PM (qfLjt)

125 Cash self check-out at the grocery takes change.
Going through, dump all your change before the Benjamins.
Posted by: Braenyard'

YES! More people need to do this, it might take a little while but what else are old people tottering around in the supermarket doing at 3AM?

Posted by: LenNeal at November 19, 2023 02:59 PM (43xH1)

126 I can't download vids / clips off the web. ...eliminating the how...
I no longer have FF25 that enabled me to do so. Tucows is no longer offering downloads and it appears all of the browser people want to end happpy fun time and most freedom.

I can't download vids or clips from utoob or any other (X) source.
I'm shattered.
Posted by: Braenyard

--

jdownloader 2 is a very versatile download manager. Copy links of streaming stuff and it will grab the video at the link and download it, too. Clean install/adware free:

https://jdownloader.org/jdownloader2

Posted by: Moron Robbie is trying to be a better person and apologizes for teasing and making fun at November 19, 2023 03:00 PM (TKMtt)

127 Just saw my original pistol for $1400, gt mine for $60 long long ago. Mrs. E just said 'quit slobbering.'.

Posted by: Eromero at November 19, 2023 03:00 PM (5KDQ+)

128 One nail popped......heh.

Try this but I warn you, its UGLY.

Dim the room, take a regular old flashlight, turn it on, and lay it against a wall, any wall...........

The bumps and irregularities one can see will give you OCD if you don't already have it.

Posted by: zooomzooom at November 19, 2023 03:00 PM (Y0Ei4)

129 New dishwasher & laundry:

What's the product which I've seen Moron-recommended that you add to put back in what the gov't took out of detergents (phosphorus?)? And IIRC, there's two types, one is better, which do I look for? & how much to add per load?

It all used to be so much easier!

Posted by: mindful webworker - inapplicable appliances at November 19, 2023 03:01 PM (mlaHT)

130 Should the police investigate, all they will find is remnants of rotting badger, stuck to the undercarriage.
Posted by: Idaho Spudboy at November 19, 2023 02:25 PM (YRK4R)

cut, jib, newsletter. LOL!

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at November 19, 2023 03:01 PM (BTZCA)

131 Japan, which I'm not sure is First World, I could not really get used to the nodding, smiles, and acknowledgments that meant 'NO! Not a hope in Hell.'

Posted by: LenNeal at November 19, 2023 03:01 PM (43xH1)

132 99 They do this so often that I assume professional drivers must have a name for it. Where one truck drives in the right lane at 8 mph under the limit and one in the left lane at 7 1/2.
Posted by: Oddbob at November 19, 2023 02:48 PM (nfrXX)


When I was growing up, trucks would sometimes do this in the windy highways crossing the Appalachians. We called it a turtle race because they'd be doing 30-40 mph tops in a 60 or 65 zone.

Posted by: CppThis at November 19, 2023 03:02 PM (PZvjL)

133 The bumps and irregularities one can see will give you OCD if you don't already have it.
Posted by: zooomzooom'

Blacklight in your bathroom.

Posted by: LenNeal at November 19, 2023 03:03 PM (43xH1)

134
Where one truck drives in the right lane at 8 mph under the limit and one in the left lane at 7 1/2.
Posted by: Oddbob at November 19, 2023 02:48 PM (nfrXX)

_________

Her Majesty and I call this a Bozo Race.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at November 19, 2023 03:03 PM (MoZTd)

135 I think stud finders are a joke. Take a flashlight and hold it to the side close to the drywall. Once you find the first slight imperfection/dent you have a reference point for all the rest. If still unsure I'll take a skinny finishing nail and tap it in about an inch. If It hits resistance I'm home free. I had to hang a very heavy and $300.00 glass shower door a couple of years ago and absolutely had to be positive I was biting into the stud, so I tapped in the finishing nail and kept moving 1/2 left, then right until I caught it exactly and determined exact center of stud. A little compound cures us of the deed.
Posted by: Divide by Zero at November 19, 2023 02:27 PM (enJYY)

You are assuming that the studs are all set exactly on 16" centers.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at November 19, 2023 03:03 PM (BTZCA)

136 Blacklight in your bathroom.
Posted by: LenNeal at November 19, 2023 03:03 PM (43xH1)

Or the Notell Motel your staying in for the week.

Make sure there is no space under the bed too.

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at November 19, 2023 03:04 PM (R/m4+)

137 Japan, which I'm not sure is First World,




Now do Georgia, or any blue city

Posted by: N at November 19, 2023 03:04 PM (JRFYZ)

138 We have the same shitty drywall screws backing out of our 20 yo home. Then again, we live over the Cascadia subduction zone so, not too bad.

Posted by: Maj. Healey at November 19, 2023 03:05 PM (l10hq)

139 Like all things. The buyer pays for everything.
Knowing that buyer will ask seller to cover somethin, the seller agent should have that in the asking price.
Posted by: Itinerant Alley Butcher at November 19, 2023 02:58 PM (cOq4q)

Time equals money. Should I take a chance on the bottom NOT falling out of the market in the next few months.

No thanks. It's over, done.

Posted by: BurtTC at November 19, 2023 03:05 PM (QBaJw)

140 there is no space under the bed too.
Posted by: H




Those are usually full of bodies or body parts

Posted by: N at November 19, 2023 03:06 PM (JRFYZ)

141 there is no space under the bed too.
Posted by: H


That's where the monsters hide!!

Posted by: Tonypete at November 19, 2023 03:06 PM (x7plP)

142 Just saw my original pistol for $1400, gt mine for $60 long long ago. Mrs. E just said 'quit slobbering.'.
Posted by: Eromero'

Early 10mm Delta Elite Colt. $400. They now go for well over $1,000. I do not miss that badly built pistol at all.
I regret offing a few guns. A near-pristine Savage 99F in .300 Savage, with the hollow buttstock and everything. Very early. Real masterpiece of American craftsmanship.

Posted by: LenNeal at November 19, 2023 03:06 PM (43xH1)

143 I would never shine a Black light in the car I drive now.

Posted by: LenNeal at November 19, 2023 03:08 PM (43xH1)

144 Thanks to everyone on the download tips.
Grateful.

Posted by: Braenyard at November 19, 2023 03:09 PM (DlZuq)

145 Yep, mine won't even take hand-rolled coins at all; they want them loose so they can run them through their machine. I guess they're afraid someone will try to pass off a roll with only 49 pennies in it, or slip in a couple of Canadian coins.
Posted by: Billy D

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Also because actual valuable coins get dumped in the machines. The machine has some internal design to catch unusual weights to catch washers and foreign currency to return to the user, so I assume it's programmed to catch valuable coins and set them aside in a separate internal chamber.

Lots of folks will take Pop-Pop's old change jars to cash in after he passes without knowing what they've got.

Posted by: Moron Robbie is trying to be a better person and apologizes for teasing and making fun at November 19, 2023 03:09 PM (TKMtt)

146
You are assuming that the studs are all set exactly on 16" centers.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at November 19, 2023 03:03 PM


A lot are, but once you get near a corner all bets are off. I once put a finishing nail 1/16 of an inch into a copper pipe where there was supposed to be a stud, but there wasn't. Some learn fast, some never do. That was about four decades ago, so I learned the hard way and never assumed again. What's the expression about assuming, and 'ass out of you and me'?

Posted by: Divide by Zero at November 19, 2023 03:11 PM (enJYY)

147 In my bathroom, they took out the interior wall to put in a bathtub/shower. And they left it like that. So above the shower wall, there's about a foot of bare studs and exterior wall. I've considered fixes but the problem is that they all involve me getting on a ladder. I will suffer through for now and try to put together the money to have it taken out. I want a shower stall with a seat.

Posted by: Notsothoreau at November 19, 2023 03:11 PM (t0dV9)

148 I live in a town where green lights ahead means slow down (I guess in case it turns yellow as you approach).

As I often say, it's a good thing I'm not allowed to have a 50 cal mounted on my hood.
Posted by: BurtTC at November 19, 2023 02:14 PM (QBaJw)

I've often fantasized of replacing the two hood rockets on my 57 Chevy with the real thing, or with two 50 caliber machine guns. With triggers or launch buttons on the steering wheel.

Posted by: thatcrazyjerseyguy now with twice the crazy at November 19, 2023 03:12 PM (iODuv)

149 I had trouble believing the water issue on the Michicoan coast.
'Water, water, everywhere and not a drop to drink'.
Posted by: LenNeal at November 19, 2023 02:48 PM (43xH1)
AHEM !

"Nor any drop to drink " !

Posted by: JT at November 19, 2023 03:15 PM (T4tVD)

150 I've often fantasized of replacing the two hood rockets on my 57 Chevy with the real thing, or with two 50 caliber machine guns. With triggers or launch buttons on the steering wheel.
Posted by: thatcrazyjerseyguy now with twice the crazy at November 19, 2023 03:12 PM (iODuv)

Paintball guns, using balls loaded with aircraft paint stripper. Would work on a-hole pedestrians, too.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at November 19, 2023 03:15 PM (BTZCA)

151 Guns that go for HUGE money now I do not regret and I think went to better homes? Colt Officer's models from the 1930s in .22LR and .38 Special. They were handbuilt masterpieces with original stocks and I just didn't like them.
Sold to me by a Guy, who was about to lose his house a 3-tour VN Navy SEAL facing his demons and he sold them to me for practically peanuts in his kitchen because he trusted me with them and then I sold them for equally peanuts as I didn't like them.
I made the effort, tried to like them but... eh.
Just... didn't like the way they felt.

First World Problem in a way.
Not my feelz.

Posted by: LenNeal at November 19, 2023 03:18 PM (43xH1)

152 Even new framing trying to go 16oc often layout would hit a pipe or something else existing so best to put it close then continue back to original 16oc layout.

Posted by: Skip at November 19, 2023 03:20 PM (fwDg9)

153 AHEM !

"Nor any drop to drink " !
Posted by: JT'

Rime of the Ancient Mariner?
I did not look it up. My brother, not a US citizen, is now a Mexican Naturalized; so he took me to the Beach, sandwiched between a container port and the local beach where people shit in low tide.

I expressed reservations.

Posted by: LenNeal at November 19, 2023 03:20 PM (43xH1)

154 I want a shower stall with a seat.

Posted by: Notsothoreau
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Yes. And the price on molded fiberglass showers is quite a markup.

Posted by: Braenyard at November 19, 2023 03:20 PM (DlZuq)

155 Even new framing trying to go 16oc often layout would hit a pipe or something else existing so best to put it close then continue back to original 16oc layout.
Posted by: Skip'

You want to fuck my sister?

Posted by: LenNeal The stud at November 19, 2023 03:22 PM (43xH1)

156 Paintball guns, using balls loaded with aircraft paint stripper. Would work on a-hole pedestrians, too.
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at November 19, 2023 03:15 PM (BTZCA)

I used to carry a can of paint stripper in my car years ago. During rush hour on the GSP, merging into the toll booth lanes was an art. A few times, some asshat with a truck or other large vehicle cut me off right at the booth. Soooo, one day, a guy tried that with a rather large pickup. His rear fender was eye level as I rolled down my window and sprayed his fender as cut in (about a foot from my window). The Jersey Way™. He was close enough where I could have cut off the tire valve on the rear tire with a pair of wire cutters I usually carried in the car. Glad I'm retired.

Posted by: thatcrazyjerseyguy now with twice the crazy at November 19, 2023 03:22 PM (iODuv)

157 Here's a question for the Horde: we have all heard of hollowing books to store stuff like cash, jewelry, or guns. One big opening in a book is not hard to do, if you have a jigsaw. What about cutting an array of small rectangular compartments so you can sort and store small things like electronic components or tiny hardware parts?

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at November 19, 2023 03:22 PM (BTZCA)

158
I want a shower stall with a seat.

When I bought the house I live in now there were two showers, both with seats. One was green, one was pink. One side of the bathroom there was a gold color sink. The other side had a green sink. The toilet was so freaking massive that even Al Bundy could not complain. It, and the bidet were gold colored. The floor was some horrific design of linoleum. The vanities were homemade out of redwood by the original owner.

It took a couple of months of weekends but I tore that bath out to the studs and started all over. If there's any DIY project with the highest rate of return my guess would be bathrooms.

Posted by: Divide by Zero at November 19, 2023 03:24 PM (enJYY)

159 Former First Lady Rosalynn Carter has died

Posted by: DB - at November 19, 2023 03:28 PM (geLO8)

160 Here's a question for the Horde
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon'

Buy a very expensive, obvious gun safe. Then store your guns somewhere else.
Collect old computer towers. Hollow them out. Store stuff in those.
Do not store your gun safe next to your cutting torch in your garage with your Studebaker.

Posted by: LenNeal The stud at November 19, 2023 03:28 PM (43xH1)

161 Ugh. I have one of those, but also two spots where the drywall tape separated and it looks like the wall is cracking.

DB can you recognized the doorstep? Canvass the neighbor, maybe?

My FWP is I ordered a buy-one-get-one artificial tree. Was supposed to arrive next week. Now one scheduled by Nov. 29 and the other... by year's end.

Posted by: NaughtyPine at November 19, 2023 03:28 PM (RWCc+)

162 LenNeal, that's a fine idea about the towers. Do tou have a newsletter?

Posted by: NaughtyPine at November 19, 2023 03:30 PM (RWCc+)

163 Securing things, Mr. AOP, is magic: distraction.
Make people focus on one thing, when you're really doing something else.
Buy a very expensive safe and put junk in it.
Store your valuables somewhere else.

Posted by: LenNeal at November 19, 2023 03:30 PM (43xH1)

164 @126 the Newpipe (YT client) android app has a download button for all youtube videos.

Posted by: Chairman LMAO, AI Expert at November 19, 2023 03:31 PM (pIx7m)

165 Or, do what I do and don't own anything valuable.

Posted by: LenNeal at November 19, 2023 03:31 PM (43xH1)

166 Buy a very expensive, obvious gun safe. Then store your guns somewhere else.
Collect old computer towers. Hollow them out. Store stuff in those.
Do not store your gun safe next to your cutting torch in your garage with your Studebaker.

Posted by: LenNeal The stud at November 19, 2023 03:28 PM (43xH1)

Heh. Computer towers already have quit a lot of open space in them. The one on my desk could easily hold 3 pistols, if I could have pistols in Canada.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at November 19, 2023 03:31 PM (BTZCA)

167 @158 My guess is the couple that lived there before spent most of their time in the bathroom.

Posted by: Chairman LMAO, AI Expert at November 19, 2023 03:32 PM (pIx7m)

168 My FWP is I ordered a buy-one-get-one artificial tree. Was supposed to arrive next week. Now one scheduled by Nov. 29 and the other... by year's end.
Posted by: NaughtyPine'

Well that's sad the two of you couldn't do naughty business.

Posted by: LenNeal at November 19, 2023 03:33 PM (43xH1)

169 Buy a very expensive, obvious gun safe. Then store your guns somewhere else.
Collect old computer towers. Hollow them out. Store stuff in those.
Do not store your gun safe next to your cutting torch in your garage with your Studebaker.

Posted by: LenNeal

I may have one or two inside a electric panel hidden by the screw on cover. No, you can't get to them quickly but they aren't my EDC or defense weapons.

If a B&E man finds those, he deserves them for his effort and thoroughness.

Posted by: Tonypete at November 19, 2023 03:33 PM (x7plP)

170 Securing things, Mr. AOP, is magic: distraction.
Make people focus on one thing, when you're really doing something else.
Buy a very expensive safe and put junk in it.
Store your valuables somewhere else.
Posted by: LenNeal at November 19, 2023 03:30 PM (43xH1)

Agreed. Thieves cannot steal what they cannot even find, or do not even know exists on the premises.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at November 19, 2023 03:34 PM (BTZCA)

171 Ovbiously we will have to move, or maybe just torch the place and start over.

Posted by CBD at 02:00 PM Comments

“Monday burn Millay, Wednesday Whitman, Friday Faulkner, burn ’em to ashes, then burn the ashes. That’s our official slogan.”

Posted by: rhennigantx at November 19, 2023 03:34 PM (lwOKI)

172 166 Buy a very expensive, obvious gun safe. Then store your guns somewhere else.
Collect old computer towers. Hollow them out. Store stuff in those.
Do not store your gun safe next to your cutting torch in your garage with your Studebaker.

Posted by: LenNeal The stud at November 19, 2023 03:28 PM (43xH1)
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If your house gets burgled and they run off with your "computers" boy, will they will be in for a pleasant surprise!

Posted by: Chairman LMAO, AI Expert at November 19, 2023 03:34 PM (pIx7m)

173 Heh. Computer towers already have quit a lot of open space in them. The one on my desk could easily hold 3 pistols, if I could have pistols in Canada.
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon'

They're worthless. No pawn shop or dope dealer will take them. Put a label on them NO MOBO NO HD and wrap them in plastic wrap. No casual thief will touch them.

Posted by: LenNeal at November 19, 2023 03:34 PM (43xH1)

174 “They walked still farther and the girl said, “Is it true that long ago firemen put fires out instead of going to start them?”

No. Houses have always been fireproof, take my word for it.”

Strange. I heard once that a long time ago houses used to burn by accident and they needed firemen to stop the flames.”

Posted by: rhennigantx at November 19, 2023 03:35 PM (lwOKI)

175 Casual thieves care not for towers.

Posted by: LenNeal at November 19, 2023 03:35 PM (43xH1)

176 >DB can you recognized the doorstep? Canvass the neighbor, maybe?

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Amazon has refunded my money.
trying to track down, and maybe finding who got my package could get out of hand- I'm not good with people

Posted by: DB - at November 19, 2023 03:35 PM (geLO8)

177 2000's house with drywall nails? Must have been a real old timer who hung that stuff. They switched to screws for that reason in the 90s. I'd sue 'em. Get yourself a good construction defect attorney see how much you can extort.

Posted by: Son of Dad at November 19, 2023 03:36 PM (8JB5s)

178 Also, NEVER store any handgun with a magazine. Your average retard will never figure out how to get a mag.

Posted by: LenNeal at November 19, 2023 03:36 PM (43xH1)

179 FWP? -9 this morning. Brrr..

Posted by: Bosk of Port Kar at November 19, 2023 03:36 PM (XMkZw)

180 This is called nailer pop. Nail actually has not moved, the stud has shrunk due to normal drying out. A really bad case of it means the contractor used very green wood. Most houses have a handful here and there.

Posted by: moon _over_vermont at November 19, 2023 03:36 PM (UQPRq)

181 Guns that you bought new with a f/4473 should be in a well-concealed standard type of storage unit with a standard lock.

Guns you have bought privately belong somewhere else entirely.
And you should never open those compartments when anyone is around. They should be airtight, because dogs can be taught to smell gun oil.

Posted by: Way, Way Downriver at November 19, 2023 03:36 PM (4PZHB)

182 >>>Computer towers already have quit a lot of open space in them. The one on my desk could easily hold 3 pistols, if I could have pistols in Canada.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon
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Sheriff to me, kids come and snatch and grab. If a pro had hit my house everything of value would have been taken.
Those computer towers, speaker boxes, monitors, jewelry boxes, any thing they can grab and dump in their car.

I went to the Thrift Shop and bought shiny camera, binoculars, etc for them to grab next time.

Posted by: Braenyard at November 19, 2023 03:37 PM (DlZuq)

183 AOP a Dremel Multimax

Posted by: Skip at November 19, 2023 03:37 PM (fwDg9)

184 Well that's sad the two of you couldn't do naughty business.
Posted by: LenNeal at November 19, 2023 03:33 PM

Not my type. Midget and a toddler.

Posted by: NaughtyPine at November 19, 2023 03:37 PM (RWCc+)

185 I cried because I had no 387 processor till I met a man with a 286.

Posted by: rhennigantx at November 19, 2023 03:38 PM (lwOKI)

186 Amazon has refunded my money.
trying to track down, and maybe finding who got my package could get out of hand- I'm not good with people
Posted by: DB - at November 19, 2023 03:35 PM (geLO

And it might be miles and miles away.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at November 19, 2023 03:38 PM (BTZCA)

187 I went to the Thrift Shop and bought shiny camera, binoculars, etc for them to grab next time.
Posted by: Braenyard at November 19, 2023 03:37 PM (DlZuq)

RECYCLE

Posted by: rhennigantx at November 19, 2023 03:38 PM (lwOKI)

188 The cutting torch is a real bit from the American Rifleman, from years back! It was hilarious. I believe it was one of the brand-new Browning safes and it was so heavy the guy bolted it into his heavy-foundation shop garage... nest to all his welding equipment.
'Rueful' I believe is the word.

Posted by: LenNeal at November 19, 2023 03:39 PM (43xH1)

189 181

Guns you have bought privately belong somewhere else entirely.
And you should never open those compartments when anyone is around. They should be airtight, because dogs can be taught to smell gun oil.
Posted by: Way, Way Downriver at November 19, 2023 03:36 PM (4PZHB)

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Grrrrrrr.

Posted by: ATF K9 unit at November 19, 2023 03:39 PM (pIx7m)

190 179 FWP? -9 this morning. Brrr..
Posted by: Bosk of Port Kar at November 19, 2023 03:36 PM (XMkZw)

We only do whole numbers.
No integers.

Posted by: rhennigantx at November 19, 2023 03:39 PM (lwOKI)

191 This is called nailer pop. Nail actually has not moved, the stud has shrunk due to normal drying out. A really bad case of it means the contractor used very green wood. Most houses have a handful here and there.
Posted by: moon _over_vermont '

Said that earlier, so X2

Posted by: LenNeal at November 19, 2023 03:40 PM (43xH1)

192 Former First Lady Rosalynn Carter has died
Posted by: DB - at November 19, 2023 03:28 PM (geLO

Why did she go before Jimmah?

Because she wanted to.

Posted by: BurtTC at November 19, 2023 03:41 PM (QBaJw)

193 Grrrrrrr.
Posted by: ATF K9 unit'

SPPRT

Posted by: Free range skunk at November 19, 2023 03:41 PM (43xH1)

194 Also, again, am I the only person on this Smart Blog who has had a search warrant served on their property?
Also, again, dumb street thugs don't give a SHIT about computer towers.

Posted by: Free range skunk at November 19, 2023 03:42 PM (43xH1)

195 The leader of a South Dakota tribe is expected to declare an emergency on the state’s largest Native American reservation because of rampant crime that he said hasn’t been curbed due to the U.S. government’s inadequate funding for law enforcement.

gooder and harderer

Posted by: rhennigantx at November 19, 2023 03:44 PM (lwOKI)

196 RIP

Former first lady Rosalynn Carter has died at age 96 with her family by her side

Posted by: rhennigantx at November 19, 2023 03:44 PM (lwOKI)

197 Wonder if Jimmy will call it a day?

Posted by: Skip at November 19, 2023 03:45 PM (fwDg9)

198 Former First Lady Rosalynn Carter has died
Posted by: DB
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Now Jimmy can go. Ladies before gents, and all that.

Posted by: From about that Time at November 19, 2023 03:46 PM (4780s)

199 RIP

Former first lady Rosalynn Carter has died at age 96 with her family by her side


Sad news, but don't be surprised if Jimmy follows her soon.

Posted by: Blanco Basura - Z28.310 at November 19, 2023 03:46 PM (Bd6X8)

200 RIP

Former first lady Rosalynn Carter has died at age 96 with her family by her side
Posted by: rhennigantx at November 19, 2023 03:44 PM (lwOKI)

Only sympathy I have for her is that she had to f**k that guy, her husband.

Posted by: BurtTC at November 19, 2023 03:46 PM (QBaJw)

201

Man, just slammed my wang in the door... Boy, does that hurt I've seen! I hate and I have them!

Posted by: Don Lemonparty at November 19, 2023 03:47 PM (8eNJM)

202 be nice
she was a nice lady, unlike some First Ladies

Posted by: DB - at November 19, 2023 03:47 PM (geLO8)

203 Israeli Ship With 22 on Board Hijacked by Yemen’s Houthi Militia in the Red Sea

kill them
kill their families
kill their dogs

Posted by: rhennigantx at November 19, 2023 03:48 PM (lwOKI)

204 Former first lady Rosalynn Carter has died at age 96 with her family by her side
Posted by: rhennigantx at November 19, 2023 03:44 PM (lwOKI)

Damn....missed Jimmy by that much. Hold still dammit!

Well, there's always tomorrow.

Posted by: Death at November 19, 2023 03:48 PM (R/m4+)

205 CBS is running a crawl at the bottom of the screen with that news

Posted by: DB - at November 19, 2023 03:49 PM (geLO8)

206 Yeah, I'd try putting a few layers of tape on the end of a large diameter nail set and gently try to tap the nail head in to flush. If you have to fix a defect, mix a little tint into your joint compound to match (test color match when dry) and you may not have to paint.

Posted by: stu-mick-o-sucks at November 19, 2023 03:50 PM (DsA2n)

207 Though we had some ships on the Red Sea.

Posted by: Braenyard at November 19, 2023 03:50 PM (DlZuq)

208 190 179 FWP? -9 this morning. Brrr..
Posted by: Bosk of Port Kar at November 19, 2023 03:36 PM (XMkZw)

We only do whole numbers.
No integers.

Posted by: rhennigantx at November 19, 2023 03:39 PM (lwOKI)
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Math, and on a Sunday?

Posted by: Ciampino - To kill all the cows, you need moo clear weapons. at November 19, 2023 03:50 PM (qfLjt)

209 Fat gal and dude should win

https://tinyurl.com/4c2e83wc

Posted by: rhennigantx at November 19, 2023 03:50 PM (lwOKI)

210 Didn't CBS used to be considered a decent source of news (rightly or wrongly)?

Pepperidge Farm remembers.

Posted by: Tonypete at November 19, 2023 03:51 PM (x7plP)

211 I have done the rolling speed evener a time or three when there is construction ahead necking the highway down to one lane and all the twerps zip around the trucks and folks being responsible and staying in the lane a bit ahead of time. Truckers always wave and let me in when we hit the cones. Doing this can really improve traffic flow, but often I can't get over myself to do it since I'm usually towing a trailer with the pickup. Plus if it will be a very long time I get nervous that I might get a ticket for 'obstructing traffic.'

I saw traffic cops do this on a 3 lane interstate once. They got lined up and kept even speed across all 3 lanes and greatly improved traffic flow.

Posted by: PaleRider at November 19, 2023 03:51 PM (3cGpq)

212 Math, and on a Sunday?
Posted by: Ciampino - To kill all the cows, you need moo clear weapons. at November 19, 2023 03:50 PM (qfLjt)

I never fished on a Sunday till I left home.

Posted by: rhennigantx at November 19, 2023 03:51 PM (lwOKI)

213 I used to carry a can of paint stripper in my car years ago. During rush hour on the GSP, merging into the toll booth lanes was an art.
Posted by: thatcrazyjerseyguy now with twice the crazy

Finkel Steel in Chicago. They had a lane between the plants with a public street. I walked it all the time and undercarriage crane trucks would carry red-hot drive shafts 20 meters long under them transfers to the other facility. The sidewalk was always open and one day one came out and had to hide my face, from 10 meters away.
This Patrick Bateman type pulled up past the warning signs in a brand new Audi sedan, in the high heat of summer, and I retreated then looked at the side of his car. As the carrier drove past the entire side of his car rippled from the heat, I could see the paint boiling off.
He was on a car phone and oblivous.

Posted by: Free range skunk at November 19, 2023 03:51 PM (43xH1)

214 203 Israeli Ship With 22 on Board Hijacked by Yemen’s Houthi Militia in the Red Sea

kill them
kill their families
kill their dogs
Posted by: rhennigantx at November 19, 2023 03:48 PM (lwOKI)
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I thought Saudi Arabia was still fighting the Houthis? Aren't they aligned with Iran?

Posted by: ATF K9 unit at November 19, 2023 03:51 PM (pIx7m)

215 /sock removed

Posted by: Chairman LMAO, AI Expert at November 19, 2023 03:52 PM (pIx7m)

216 209 Fat gal and dude should win

Posted by: rhennigantx
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Those girls should gang bang him

with their fists.

Posted by: Braenyard at November 19, 2023 03:52 PM (DlZuq)

217 PIT 10 CLE 10 2min warning

Posted by: DB - at November 19, 2023 03:54 PM (geLO8)

218 @210 You must be thinking of CBS before Dan Rather.

Posted by: Chairman LMAO, AI Expert at November 19, 2023 03:55 PM (pIx7m)

219 Re: 191, sorry, had chemo a week or so back and I napped through the first 170 or so comments.

Posted by: moon _over_vermont at November 19, 2023 03:55 PM (UQPRq)

220 CLE = The Factory of Sadness.

Posted by: NFL Truism at November 19, 2023 03:55 PM (0FDsh)

221
214 203 Israeli Ship With 22 on Board Hijacked by Yemen’s Houthi Militia in the Red Sea

kill them
kill their families
kill their dogs
Posted by: rh


There were no Israelis aboard so

Posted by: N at November 19, 2023 03:56 PM (HmXfj)

222 Didn't CBS used to be considered a decent source of news (rightly or wrongly)?

Pepperidge Farm remembers.
Posted by: Tonypete at November 19, 2023 03:51 PM (x7plP)

A solid argument can be made that it was always skewed and a distortion of the truth, but that it's more obvious today because we have other sources.

Posted by: BurtTC at November 19, 2023 03:57 PM (QBaJw)

223 food is served

Posted by: DB - at November 19, 2023 04:02 PM (geLO8)

224 Get cleaned up and upstairs
FOODIE NOODIE

Posted by: Skip at November 19, 2023 04:02 PM (fwDg9)

225 Rosalynn always struck me as a gracious lady. She most certainly did not display any of overtly venal qualities that Hillary and Mooch did.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at November 19, 2023 04:03 PM (XeU6L)

226 222 Didn't CBS used to be considered a decent source of news (rightly or wrongly)?

Pepperidge Farm remembers.
Posted by: Tonypete
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The Tiffany Network, it was called.

Posted by: Braenyard at November 19, 2023 04:05 PM (DlZuq)

227 May Mrs. Carter rest in peace.

Posted by: Braenyard at November 19, 2023 04:05 PM (DlZuq)

228 Rosalynn always struck me as a gracious lady. She most certainly did not display any of overtly venal qualities that Hillary and Mooch did.
Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at November 19, 2023 04:03 PM (XeU6L)

She grew up very poor in Plains, GA. Dad died when she was 13 years old. She once stated that was the end of her childhood. She was very competitive and hated to lose.

Posted by: thatcrazyjerseyguy now with twice the crazy at November 19, 2023 04:19 PM (iODuv)

229 Quisling GOP
***

Posted by: Braenyard at November 19, 2023 04:33 PM (DlZuq)

230 I have a first world prayer request. Dear little 2 1/2 month old baby related to someone in my congregation is the hospital with a UTI and possible meningitis The baby's name is Lillian. I would be grateful if you could keep her in prayer for healing. Thanks so much.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at November 19, 2023 04:53 PM (ynQm9)

231 Praying for the little one, FenelonSpoke.

Posted by: stu-mick-o-sucks at November 19, 2023 04:57 PM (DsA2n)

232 Take a nail set, reseat it, put a dab of white out on the strike mark or painting you still have.

Posted by: Mikeike at November 19, 2023 05:00 PM (Zsc6C)

233 Thanks, Stu.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at November 19, 2023 05:06 PM (ynQm9)

234 Drywall hangers use barb-shanked nails because screw are more expensive and builders won't pay for them. When tradesmen build for themselves they'll pay for and use screws.

Posted by: Jim at November 19, 2023 05:37 PM (zhWvq)

235 Just ignore it until it the paint circle falls off the end of the nail.

Posted by: Solutus at November 19, 2023 06:08 PM (Jnnb9)

236 I gotta guy!

Posted by: rdohd at November 19, 2023 06:12 PM (GF74W)

237 It's not a new nail pop, bro. No cracks in the texture or paint. No, my friend. It's simply that you've finally noticed it. Move on with your life. It's not worth it.

Posted by: runninrebel at November 19, 2023 09:04 PM (mQoUp)

238 I mean, I'm looking at one right now that's from 1974. And I don't give a fuuuuuuuuuuuuuudge!

Posted by: runninrebel at November 19, 2023 09:07 PM (mQoUp)

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