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Post #2151 by Dog » Wed Apr 10, 2019 2:00 pm

oh.

I don't have doors, greg.
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Post #2152 by AD » Wed Apr 10, 2019 2:35 pm

You guys have almost 80 square inches more of cooking space than me..

That's like 3 good burgers!!

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Post #2153 by Boring Choice #2 » Wed Apr 10, 2019 2:37 pm

you don't need more grill space, banana, if you are not cooking for a full family anymore.
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Post #2154 by AD » Wed Apr 10, 2019 3:08 pm

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Post #2155 by Dog » Wed Apr 10, 2019 3:34 pm

How many burgers would your wife eat, bananananer?
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Post #2156 by AD » Wed Apr 10, 2019 4:09 pm

I entertain, I like to host dammit!

Don't you guys host... people!!
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Post #2157 by Craig » Wed Apr 10, 2019 4:18 pm

Hardly ever.
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Post #2158 by Craig » Wed Apr 10, 2019 4:18 pm

Also, usually my wife's friends.
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Post #2159 by chicpea » Wed Apr 10, 2019 5:14 pm

I’d come to your house.
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Post #2160 by Shawnathan Horcoff » Wed Apr 10, 2019 5:49 pm

Also, let's keep this thread about Galchenyuk's on-ice performance, development and value and NOT bring in his personal life or race.
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Post #2161 by mayoradamwest » Sun Apr 28, 2019 8:02 pm

How much would you pay for a good front door, installed?
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Post #2162 by Boring Choice #2 » Sun Apr 28, 2019 8:05 pm

It depends on the style of the door, what it is made of, how much glass is in it, and if the glass is fancy or not. Also if there are sidelights or not.. You can spend as little as $500 or as much as a few thousand or more.
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Post #2163 by MP » Sun Apr 28, 2019 10:09 pm

We just replaced door and frame. With 3/4 decorative glass, and an venting side light with matching glass $5k installed. If you're doing just door slab in the existining frame you can do that pretty cheaply.
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Post #2164 by mayoradamwest » Mon Apr 29, 2019 10:48 am

Got quoted 3.5k for a front door and was a little surprised
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Post #2165 by Dog » Mon Apr 29, 2019 1:42 pm

Can we really put a price on a good front door, installed, friends?
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Post #2166 by mayoradamwest » Mon Apr 29, 2019 2:23 pm

Yes.
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Post #2167 by AD » Tue Apr 30, 2019 6:27 am

Dog wrote:Can we really put a price on a good front door, installed, friends?


3.5k
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Post #2168 by PEli » Thu May 23, 2019 8:29 pm

The old man on the street with the best lawn died over the winter. This is my chance to get into the top 10.
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Post #2169 by Boring Choice #2 » Thu May 23, 2019 8:31 pm

Good to see you have your priorities straight.
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Post #2170 by PEli » Thu May 23, 2019 8:59 pm

It's a work in progress. Spring came and with it came the crabgrass and some yellow nutsedge. Unfortunately I was not able to find a source of prodiamine or sedge hammer so for a while, I was swimming in weeds. I hit the broad leaf stuff with some 2,4-d and the will is on.

Waiting on the go ahead to order a couple of excellent products that will definitely help finish strong this year and get a head start next year. Need some prodiamine, sedge hammer, quinclorac and tenacity.

Other than that, I'm mowing twice a week, mulching, spot spraying weeds, giving passersby the finger and tossing empty beer cans at kids on bikes. I'm a real piece of shit.
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Post #2171 by mayoradamwest » Thu May 23, 2019 9:17 pm

I'm getting a ton of mushrooms in my lawn
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Post #2172 by PEli » Thu May 23, 2019 9:43 pm

Well, your soil is in good shape. You could put a pile of nitrogen down and really push the grass to outgrow the mushrooms. A fungicide probably won't take care of it because it's in the flowering stage anyway.

I'd break off the caps, mow a bit lower than normal to increase airflow/decrease shade and hopefully dry the area out. That should eliminate the conditions the fungus needs to thrive after a while. Then apply propiconazole to get ahead of any other fungi that you'll likely see later.

Or you could be a weirdo and forage.
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Post #2173 by Dog » Fri May 24, 2019 9:26 am

This man knows his grass.
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Post #2174 by mayoradamwest » Fri May 24, 2019 9:48 am

PEli wrote:Well, your soil is in good shape. You could put a pile of nitrogen down and really push the grass to outgrow the mushrooms. A fungicide probably won't take care of it because it's in the flowering stage anyway.

I'd break off the caps, mow a bit lower than normal to increase airflow/decrease shade and hopefully dry the area out. That should eliminate the conditions the fungus needs to thrive after a while. Then apply propiconazole to get ahead of any other fungi that you'll likely see later.

Or you could be a weirdo and forage.


I'm not going to forage, though I'm sure some local teenagers could be talked into eating then...

Old owner chopped down a lot of trees but just buried the stumps, assuming that is part of it.

I've had good luck with gardens in the past, but grass is a new challenge. My veggies are thriving apart from where they get attacked by squirrels and birds
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Post #2175 by Dog » Fri May 24, 2019 10:18 am

mayoradamwest wrote:Old owner chopped down a lot of trees but just buried the stumps, assuming that is part of it.


Just found out why I have mushrooms growing on a particular spot of my lawn.

Thanks MAW!
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Post #2176 by mayoradamwest » Fri May 24, 2019 3:35 pm

Does Quebec have the French pharmacy thing where they ca ID mushrooms for you?
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Post #2177 by Dog » Fri May 24, 2019 3:43 pm

The what now?
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Post #2178 by mayoradamwest » Fri May 24, 2019 5:40 pm

Dog wrote:The what now?


Guess not. By law, you can bring a mushroom to any French pharmacy and they should be able to tell you if it is edible.
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Post #2179 by PEli » Fri May 24, 2019 6:48 pm

Burying stumps. Very stupid thing to do. They just keep rotting underground and eventually the ground just gives... it'll turn into a sinkhole situation. Never thought of it turning into mushrooms but it makes sense.

mayoradamwest wrote:Does Quebec have the French pharmacy thing where they ca ID mushrooms for you?


Not even sure what that is. I know some agricultural programs at universities/colleges will do soil samples for practically nothing just to give some of the programs some easy practical work but I don't know who would ID mushrooms. Maybe try them?

Anyhow, I am seriously behind most folks on my street. If I have s hope in hell of cracking the top ten, I need to crush the broad leaf invasion I'm fighting. Dandelion and oxalis are bad but the clover is taking over in two spots. I got rid of a bunch last year but we got the house too late in the year to put up much of a fight. Sprayed last night and we'll see where we are in a week.

The neighbors were all out in force today trying to keep me down. I'm not shitting you, the guy directly across from me was edging the sidewalk with a fucking machete. That's got to be some kind of alpha thing. Lucky for me I have a tribal tattoo. He has matched my mowing schedule...which is odd. I mow Sunday and Wednesday and I always see him on Sunday. Lately he's been doing Wednesdays as well and I'm now thinking of getting a machete of my own.

The lady beside him has a super thick lawn but it's got a coarse weed problem. It could be poa annua but it's really spread out so more likely to be yellow nutsedge. She lets it grow out and seems to have matched my mowing schedule as well. So it looks really good first thing in the morning but as the light hits it, it's a real turnoff. Wow, there's a lot of innuendo in this paragraph and I honestly did not mean to let it get out of hand.

Next door over from her is a young couple. Their lawn is definitely back end of the top ten. Not a single fucking weed to be found in the lawn but their boulevard is a total fucking disaster. I don't get that. It's like 100sq ft... just finish the job. My boulevard is also shit but I just started and most of the cans I throw at the kids land on it.
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Post #2180 by Dog » Fri May 24, 2019 7:55 pm

What’s a lawn boulevard?
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Post #2181 by Boring Choice #2 » Fri May 24, 2019 8:06 pm

Between the street and the sidewalk.
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Post #2182 by Dog » Fri May 24, 2019 11:17 pm

You people have lawns between the street and the sidewalk? Weirdos.
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Post #2183 by Boring Choice #2 » Sat May 25, 2019 9:16 am

What do you have in suburbia between the sidewalk and the road?

e.g. Where the lamppost is.

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Post #2184 by Dog » Sat May 25, 2019 10:24 am

We don’t even have sidewalks in the suburbs. Weirdos.
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Post #2185 by Dog » Sat May 25, 2019 10:30 am

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Post #2186 by Dog » Sat May 25, 2019 10:32 am

Even when there is sidewalks, there is no grass. House ->yard->sidewalk or narrow ciement ledge->street.

The way God intended it. Weirdos.
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Post #2187 by Boring Choice #2 » Sat May 25, 2019 11:31 am

So you prefer little kids riding bikes right next to cars so you can keep the population down?
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Post #2188 by Boring Choice #2 » Sat May 25, 2019 11:39 am

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Post #2189 by Dog » Sat May 25, 2019 11:40 am

obvious photoshops.
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Post #2190 by clawfirst » Sat May 25, 2019 11:44 am

Sidewalks dont really matter in the suburbs cause nobody walks anywhere...
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Post #2191 by Boring Choice #2 » Sat May 25, 2019 11:47 am

That is why I mentioned little kids riding bikes.
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Post #2192 by Boring Choice #2 » Sat May 25, 2019 11:48 am

Also dog walkers and joggers.
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Post #2193 by clawfirst » Sat May 25, 2019 12:22 pm

They arent walking or jogging anywhere...they are doing laps
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Post #2194 by mayoradamwest » Sat May 25, 2019 7:51 pm

I have no street lights or sidewalk, it's fantastic
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Post #2195 by PEli » Sat May 25, 2019 8:58 pm

Boulevards are what I've always known them as. I know I've heard other terms but I don't remember what they were. Definitely not a universal term but I think it's pretty common.

I am on a weird street. I have no sidewalk on the front of my property. My side of the street just has an easement on their front lawns. It left the city the option of putting sidewalk in later but it hasn't been done yet so it's not happening. I am on the corner though...so I have sidewalk on the side of my property. Boulevard isn't awesome yet but it's fucking huge. So it's been a lot of work. The city was doing sewer work last year and had just finished as we moved in. They basically dumped a bucket of dirt, put a handful of grass seed down and walked away. So it's a bit fucked but not as bad as the cabbage shitshow across the street.

Bad news fellas. I filled in what used to be an expanded driveway with topsoil, seed, 9-2-2 and peat moss last week. Took all day...wife helped...son helped. It was the first big yard project of the year. I babied it all week. Woke up at 5am and watered those little fuckers. Kept the seeds moist, treated it real nice like. I didn't even go and cut my neighbors giant fucking maple tree down after it jizzed a billion little sugar maple seeds on my universe. I was really pissed off though. How could I predict a crazy windstorm?

Anyway, I got over it and just told myself that I would murder the baby trees if they sprouted. My wife said I was overreacting and she might have been right. I was just worried that the seeds would shade out the grass seeds and germination would be a no go. Not to worry though! It rained like a motherfucker today and washed the maple seeds, grass seed, fertilizer, peat and soil the fuck out.

I have never seen rain like I saw today. Not in Ontario at least. We were going 30 on the 401 and we were passing people. At three separate occasions today, it was like the end of fucking days. And each time, my lawn took more of a beating. So I have to start over and I'm very unhappy.

On a brighter note, I did find a great source for totally legal and totally cool prodiamine. Also, quinclorac! I really need some good grub control and a better fertilizer but I have s month to figure that out.

Also, I am going to cut down that maple.
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Post #2196 by chicpea » Sun May 26, 2019 2:04 am

PEli wrote:
Waiting on the go ahead to order a couple of excellent products .


Waiting on who? The grass RCMP? I have an entire basement full of prohibited sprays and mists, pelI. There is nothing I want more than to see you happy with your lawn.
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Post #2197 by clawfirst » Sun May 26, 2019 3:46 am

Just took a cab where the driver went all gps on me. Umm no. U turn and take bloor. STOP USING YOUR COMPUTER. THIS IS YOUR JOB. YOU SHOULD KNOWTHE ROADS AND HOW TO DO IT.

LONG STORY SHORT THE DRIVER HATES ME CAUSE THE FARE WAS 10 DOLLARS LESS THAN THE CONFUSER ROUTE.

GAVE A 20 DOLLAR TIP.

BE BETTER THANT THE CONFUSER YOU REPLACABLE PLUG
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Post #2198 by clawfirst » Sun May 26, 2019 3:47 am

Its 4 am. I dont care what fred this is
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Post #2199 by PEli » Sun May 26, 2019 6:57 am

chicpea wrote:
PEli wrote:
Waiting on the go ahead to order a couple of excellent products .


Waiting on who? The grass RCMP? I have an entire basement full of prohibited sprays and mists, pelI. There is nothing I want more than to see you happy with your lawn.


Wasn't sure if it would make it across the border and didn't want to waste the money without looking into it first.
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Post #2200 by PEli » Sun May 26, 2019 9:47 am

So when we bought the house last year the first thing we decided we'd do this year is the deck. We're doing a 16x21 platform with a 6x8 private balcony off the master that will sit above the platform. We'll enclose the area under the private balcony and put a door on it to keep some excess patio furniture and other shit. I'm not doing a railing on the platform because we're not sure how it'll all shake out once we put up a pergola and figure out where the grill is going. I'd like to put up a corner privacy screen where the grill will be and then let the enclosure under the balcony act as the rest of the privacy screen as this side of the deck will face the side yard/sidewalk.

So yesterday I was ripping out some patio stones that they used as a base for their old hot tub. Ants. Ants, my dudes. Hundreds. Regular brown ants and citronella ants. Smushed s few with the claw hammer I was using to pull up the big pavers and went to Lowe's to get some nukes. Diatomaceous earth, regular ant spray, borax and icing sugar. Gonna be a tough stint for these little fellas but I am a serious piece of shit.

Probably need to head to Buffalo sometime this summer to get some Sevin. Maybe we'll go to a Bisons game.

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