Complaint Department

Re: Complaint Department

PostBy: LsFarm On: Mon Dec 07, 2009 2:39 pm

When I poured a nice new pex-piped concrete slab in the old basement, I didn't think about the loss of headroom from the 4" concrete slab..

So, the first step onto the new floor was uneventfull,, the second step.... WHANG !!! run my head into a pipe that I've missed for the last 11 years when in the old cellar. So now I have another scar on my head. And I'm retraining myself to stoop lower while in the old cellar. It's now the 'utility room'.

I'd like to go with the shaved head look,, but I fear that the scars on my scalp would look like a fireworks display or a demented roadmap. :shock:

Greg L

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Too much crap hanging from the ceiling, with about a 6' ceiling, and 8-10" of pipes and wires.
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The new basement,, 9' ceilings, and in the rear, the old cellar., now the utility room
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Re: Complaint Department

PostBy: rberq On: Mon Dec 07, 2009 7:52 pm

LsFarm wrote:When I poured a nice new pex-piped concrete slab in the old basement, I didn't think about the loss of headroom from the 4" concrete slab.. So, the first step onto the new floor was uneventfull,, the second step.... WHANG !!! run my head into a pipe that I've missed for the last 11 years when in the old cellar.

The good news is, as you age you will shrink, so eventually you may not have to stoop at all. The bad news is, as you age you will shrink.
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Re: Complaint Department

PostBy: coaledsweat On: Mon Dec 07, 2009 9:08 pm

LsFarm wrote:WHANG !!! run my head into a pipe that I've missed for the last 11 years when in the old cellar. So now I have another scar on my head. And I'm retraining myself to stoop lower while in the old cellar.

I would recommend a nice polyurethane insulation wrap of that pipe until that retraining is second nature. ;)
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Re: Complaint Department

PostBy: 009to090 On: Mon Dec 07, 2009 9:45 pm

LsFarm wrote:So, the first step onto the new floor was uneventfull,, the second step.... WHANG !!! run my head into a pipe that I've missed for the last 11 years when in the old cellar. So now I have another scar on my head.

WHANG !!! LOL, what a sound that must've produced ! :fear: :D Sorry Greg, but I had to laugh at that. It appears you & John have something in common, you just don't know how tall you-guys are. :crazy:
Yeah, you-guys have to put some insulation on those pipes/ducts until you learn whare the new "Bang-factor" is toothy
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Re: Complaint Department

PostBy: wlape3 On: Mon Dec 07, 2009 10:32 pm

Well, when short people complain about being short I just say "how many times do you hit your head?" The answer is usually, "never". Then I tell them that I hit my head nearly every day. After that they usually have more appreciation that being short is not necessarily a bad thing.
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Re: Complaint Department

PostBy: SMITTY On: Mon Dec 07, 2009 10:33 pm

:mrgreen: :angel:
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Re: Complaint Department

PostBy: LsFarm On: Thu Dec 10, 2009 3:37 pm

I hung a big red flag off the spigot I ran into.. Naturally what I ran into wasn't just a nice round pipe or elbow, it had to be a service drain, complete with threads for a hose.. nice threaded gouge in my scalp.. oh well, another to join the crowd.

I'm only 5'11",, I have several buddies who are 6'4", 6'6" and they always have new bumps and bruises..

Greg L
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Re: Complaint Department

PostBy: wlape3 On: Thu Dec 10, 2009 4:42 pm

I'm 6'4" and lucky that the last two houses I've owned had adequately sized basements. The first house I owned was an older one and if I wasn't careful I would hit my head on the main I beam supporting the house. Since it was steel that would really smart! I also still hit my head on overhead lamps, chandeliers. open cabinetry, etc. When cars had automatic seatbelts I seemed to zero in on the piece of steel that zoomed across the drivers side door way. :hammer:
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Re: Complaint Department

PostBy: lowfog01 On: Mon Dec 14, 2009 12:19 pm

So I have a complaint - the weather south of the Potomic is going to be in the mid to high 50s for the next couple of days. Overnight is expected to be in the mid 40s. I know, I know, those of you up north are telling me to "chill" :) but for pete's sake this is DEC and I want to play with my stove! But noooo, I have to be in idle for another couple of days. It sort of makes me wish we'd moved to Maryland when we relocated to the mid-Atlantic Region. Not really, as a gun toting conservative there are many other reasons besides the weather to not live in Maryland but that's another complaint. Have a great day, Lisa
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Re: Complaint Department

PostBy: 009to090 On: Mon Dec 14, 2009 12:36 pm

Hang in there Lisa, its still a little early for you to get C-O-L-D weather :D
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Re: Complaint Department

PostBy: rberq On: Mon Dec 14, 2009 7:52 pm

lowfog01 wrote:So I have a complaint - the weather south of the Potomic is going to be in the mid to high 50s for the next couple of days.

Oh, you poor dear! How sad!

One year (not recently) it dropped to 20 below zero here in central Maine, on the first of December, and stayed there for most of the month.

We have had mostly mild weather so far this year, mild enough so most days I only have to shake the stove down once. The weather man is promising another cold snap for mid-week.
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Re: Complaint Department

PostBy: SMITTY On: Mon Dec 14, 2009 7:57 pm

Hey Lisa! You could always come to Mass! :woot: :rofl:
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Re: Complaint Department

PostBy: Wood'nCoal On: Sat Aug 14, 2010 9:40 am

I'm always "a day late and a dollar short", spend too much time working and it's getting more difficult to get anything done around here. ANNOYING! :mad: :mad:
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Re: Complaint Department

PostBy: lowfog01 On: Sun Aug 15, 2010 7:44 am

My complaint is just the opposite. I am finding I have too much time on my hands because I now have to wait until my more labor intensive "honey do" projects come up on my family's priority list. Case in point the small tree out back that needs to go with in the next two weeks so I can plant the grass plugs I brought yesterday. The tree is something I can just about do myself but if it didn't kill me the family would for attempting it myself. :) I'm sort of sorry 2/3s of the kids are grown and have successful independent lives. I think I'm going to find it hard to age gracefully. Lisa
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Re: Complaint Department

PostBy: Wood'nCoal On: Sun Nov 28, 2010 10:52 am

I'm positive there's a guy at JCP&L whose is the designated "annoyance causer". Every so often, for no apparent reason, the power shuts off and then immediately is restored. This has been happening for years here. It's off just long enough to shut down my computers and erase the time from everything that has a digital clock in it.
That guy had his hand on the really big switch again this morning. :mad3: :mad: :mad2: I think I heard him laughing.
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