Coffee 1-19-2013

Re: Coffee 1-19-2013

PostBy: anthony7812 On: Sun Jan 20, 2013 11:37 pm

Damnit....this NFL season sucks. Least Hockey is back... :box: :surrender:
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Re: Coffee 1-19-2013

PostBy: coalkirk On: Mon Jan 21, 2013 12:02 am

anthony7812 wrote:Damnit....this NFL season sucks. Least Hockey is back... :box: :surrender:


Are you kidding?! This has been a great NFL season. Don't be a poor sport like your coach who refused to be interviewed after the game.

Flacco is the winningest NFL quarterback in the post season on the road. He's also had his team in the playoffs 5 years running and been to the AFC championship game 3 times. Maybe he will start to get the respoect he deserves.
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Re: Coffee 1-19-2013

PostBy: anthony7812 On: Mon Jan 21, 2013 12:12 am

...touche... :bang:
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Re: Coffee 1-10-2013 [19th]

PostBy: SMITTY On: Mon Jan 21, 2013 1:18 am

Rick 386 wrote:

Smitty if you watched the video and saw how they made it .. I can't believe you never had the opportunity to make it yourself........

In fact, I could imagine you using the ice auger to help stir the pot.... .. ..

I'm gonna fire that recipe over to the wifey - she loves to cook, and I love to eat so It'll be perfect.

I've got the auger reserved for the mash tun. :D :drunk:


titleist1 wrote:Hey Smitty, when installing shingles in windy areas I reduce the exposure to 4" max, that gives less "lift" area for the wind. makes you use more shingles, though.

Yeah I hear you there - I went just 1/2" less exposure on the barn and ended up a bundle short, then had to use the old leftover house shingles for the caps. The second vertical section in the back I left - it already had 3-tab on. They're old and green, but they don't leak ... and I was outta cash anyway. :lol: At least 95% of the roof is new. 8-)

The vertical section on the front got the hurricane nailing pattern (went through a shitload of nails!) - was going to keep that pattern for the whole roof, but was taking way too much extra time and extra money I didn't have. When I finished the whole roof, I went back with the heat gun and stuck down any that were sticking up. Had some pretty steep angles to form around, so the heat helped big time. These are architecturals - seems to be the only style you can buy around here anymore. Just getting 3-tab for caps is a pain in the ass, unless you know someone in the business - all the places stock architecturals, but you have to order 3-tab. MA has strange market strategies ... :roll:

Anyway, here's the barn. Can see a couple of my screwups if you look closely. I didn't strike one chaulkline the whole job - did it all by eye:

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Re: Coffee 1-10-2013 [19th]

PostBy: 009to090 On: Mon Jan 21, 2013 9:22 am

SMITTY wrote:Anyway, here's the barn. Can see a couple of my screwups if you look closely. I didn't strike one chaulkline the whole job - did it all by eye:


Smitty, by chance, did you have that eye closed? :crazy: toothy
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Re: Coffee 1-10-2013 [19th]

PostBy: anthony7812 On: Mon Jan 21, 2013 9:36 am

009to090 wrote:
SMITTY wrote:Anyway, here's the barn. Can see a couple of my screwups if you look closely. I didn't strike one chaulkline the whole job - did it all by eye:


Smitty, by chance, did you have that eye closed? :crazy: toothy


bwaaahhaahaaaa :woot: :funny: :clap:
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Re: Coffee 1-10-2013 [19th]

PostBy: titleist1 On: Mon Jan 21, 2013 9:36 am

009to090 wrote:
SMITTY wrote:Anyway, here's the barn. Can see a couple of my screwups if you look closely. I didn't strike one chaulkline the whole job - did it all by eye:


Smitty, by chance, did you have that eye closed? :crazy: toothy



First roof i did was a small shed roof my uncle sent me out to do. He checked it out and said....

boy, you've got an eye like an eagle......too bad it's a dead one. :doh:
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Re: Coffee 1-19-2013

PostBy: freetown fred On: Mon Jan 21, 2013 9:44 am

Don't be pickin on my buddy SMITTY, ya know how sensitive he can get. :clap: toothy Looks real straight from here John ;)
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Re: Coffee 1-19-2013

PostBy: KLook On: Mon Jan 21, 2013 10:55 am

I used to have a partner from down around the Cape Cod Canal, Weirham or some place, he had an eye like Smitty. :D He used to say, "Will it shed water?" Enough said I guess. ;)

kevin
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Re: Coffee 1-19-2013

PostBy: LsFarm On: Mon Jan 21, 2013 5:24 pm

I have the 'fancy shingles,, they didn't rip off the nails, the heavy 'tabs' broke off.. I think the standard 3-tabs stick better because they ar emore fleible in the summer sun, and lay flat and get stuck down..
I'll go over the roof again,, can't stand having a half-assed roof..

when I bought this place the roof was 3 layers of shingle and 2 layer os cedar shakes.. over 2" of roofing, I know that even a really crappy house will survive a LONG time if it's kept DRY.. and that even a NEW house will rot away if it has leaks..


Greg L
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Re: Coffee 1-10-2013 [19th]

PostBy: NoSmoke On: Mon Jan 21, 2013 9:17 pm

My Great Grandfather used to say something like that: He used to say, "I would not trade my right eye for the best level in the world."

Well he should have because he sucked as a carpenter. We used to drop marbles down the stairs just to see which way they would roll. Inevitably they would pitch to the right, then drop down to the next step, and then pitch to the left...literally everything he built was crooked. Then again, so was he. We were never too proud of him anyway...

He was a shrewd potato farmer and used to sell seed potatoes for real potatoes and got caught. This was in a day when he was the biggest potatoes farmer around and swindling people was big news and it was the top crime in the county and well attended by everyone. Today it would be the equivalent of selling tainted milk to the public. The Prosecutor had him dead to rights anyway and shoved a signed seed potato purchase right in his face and said, "Mr. NoSmoke, is this your signature or not?" My Great Grandfather put on his glasses, mulled it over, looked at the signature for several minutes, then took off his glasses, handed the prosecutor back his evidence and said, "Why it is mighty hard to tell one x from another isn't it?"

He signed everything with an x, though I read about all this in his diaries he kept ever since he was a boy...in other words the shred man could read and right just fine, but he always signed with an X in case they pinched him for something. Like I said, we were never proud of him or his carpentry skills.

titleist1 wrote:First roof i did was a small shed roof my uncle sent me out to do. He checked it out and said....

boy, you've got an eye like an eagle......too bad it's a dead one. :doh:
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Re: Coffee 1-19-2013

PostBy: I'm On Fire On: Tue Jan 22, 2013 12:44 pm

Sunday, I managed to repipe the kitchen sink for my wife. I went to try and drain the galvanized drain pipe that went to the dry well and it broke. So, I had to cut it in two other spots to take it out. Took a bath in gray water. Disgusting. I ended up using PVC for the entire drain, but as I was pulling apart the old piping the tail piece on the drain in the sink snapped. So, I had to go back out and buy a new one. Then when I was installing all the new parts I cut a piece of 1 1/2 PVC that went up to the sink and then had the marvel connector on top and a 45 on the bottom. I ended up gluing the 45 elbow onto the short scrap piece of pipe. I had to go back out to buy a new 45. I was pissed. But, I got it done and now our kitchen sink drains properly.

Then yesterday, Monday, I took my plans for the new kitchen cabinets over to Lowe's. I figured that since I last took them to an actual cabinet maker and they wanted $15k for new cabinets I'd give Lowe's a shot. Told the guy we're on a tight budget and won't be ready to move on it until the spring and that I wanted to keep it cheap. He looked at me and said, 'Well, you could buy the cabinets we've got in stock but be prepared to replace them in two years." then he shows me the ones that are "special" order but one step above the ones they carry in stock. I said, "Ok, fine. Work me up a price for those. Nothing fancy. Keep the price below $5k."

He drew up the design and the price for all the cabinets minus the counter tops (because their computer crashed) was $3900. A lot better than the last quote I got. Took them home, showed the wife and we both said, "We've gotta wait to see what if anything we're getting back come tax season." the plan is to do one half of the kitchen this spring/summer then save the other half for next season. Sucks having to work everything in like this but we've gotta do what we've gotta do.
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Re: Coffee 1-19-2013

PostBy: NoSmoke On: Wed Jan 23, 2013 6:57 am

You know it is bad/sad when I start out a reply that says; We started redoing our kitchen in 2011...which implies that it still is not done. And it is not!

I had a new wife imported from the beautiful state of New Hampshire, and like most women she wanted to make her new home hers and not anything like the previous woman's and so we began ripping apart the house. It really did need a makeover as can bee seen by this photo. The Ash hardwood flooring needed to be redone, the cabinets I made were more form then function, and the entire kitchen was crowded as it was only 12 X24.

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So we ripped out walls, added radiant floor heat and swapped rooms around completely as the living room became a dining room etc. As we went along we kept adding ideas and I think we swapped major appliances in the kitchen using old cabinets and furniture as we rearranged.

We have not got far however!

It is 2013 and yet the only real thing I did is make one big open room, 24 x 40 that is kitchen/living room combined. I make my own cabinets as I am an amateur woodworker and so I have only built a storage bench so the kids can sit and put on their shoes before going out the door (we are a shoe-less home) and a range vent. I did manage to get all my beams up and should get the trim done today, then it will be the flooring and the new hearth area, all of which will have to wait until Spring.

The kitchen? Well my poor wife just has to keep getting by with what she has. Eventually we will get to it. One good thing has been, since the cabinets are all coming out, when her baby-belly got in the way of her being at the sink, I took a saw and hogged some wood off so she could settle in closer to the sink! A good husband would have done the dishes for his pregnant wife, but I never said I was a good husband, and as is, it was just easier to modify some old cabinets. Still I could not have done that with brand new cabinets. So we just plug along on a house that will never be done...
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Re: Coffee 1-19-2013

PostBy: Rob R. On: Wed Jan 23, 2013 7:12 am

"Only" a 12x24' kitchen? If she tried ours for a day it would change her perspective.
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Re: Coffee 1-19-2013

PostBy: KLook On: Wed Jan 23, 2013 8:03 am

Only 12x24? hahahahah! That is a classic! You should have explained that in Downeast Maine everything is done in the kitchen. Big enough to get the whole extended family in most of the time with a few neighbors. My wife complained constantly about ours and it was much more conventional at 12x12.

Kevin
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