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Post #2201 by R-66Y » Thu Jan 03, 2019 4:48 pm

Wife and I installed in-wall speakers in the TV room, and in-ceiling speakers in the living room and kitchen. They are a fantastic upgrade.

Pretty sure my next home upgrade will be basement insulation. Just have to find a shitload of it on sale and I'll jump on it.
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Post #2202 by Craig » Thu Jan 03, 2019 5:56 pm

Just go spray foam. It's fairly affordable and works great.
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Post #2203 by Dog » Fri Jan 04, 2019 10:54 am

I got an option 3 (may not be exact same model - a Weber thingamajig for like $900). Really happy with it as we had a $300 broil king the previous 10 years.
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Post #2204 by AD » Fri Jan 04, 2019 10:55 am

Isplogue?
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Post #2205 by Dog » Fri Jan 04, 2019 10:56 am

I may have just realized I was answering a post D made 4 months ago.

And of course Isplogue.
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Post #2206 by AD » Tue Jan 22, 2019 1:52 pm

I may buy a house.
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Post #2207 by Dog » Fri Jan 25, 2019 5:43 pm

Ewww.

Is it close enough for night caps after our dates?
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Post #2208 by AD » Mon Jan 28, 2019 11:27 am

Yes. About a 3 minute drive (10-15 minute walk) from the venue we go for our romantic escapades.
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Post #2209 by MP » Tue Jan 29, 2019 2:14 pm

Is this for you or your 28 year old mistress?
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Post #2210 by AD » Tue Jan 29, 2019 9:46 pm

Mistress? I'm a free man MP.
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Post #2211 by Dog » Tue Jan 29, 2019 11:02 pm

AD wrote:Mistress? I'm a free man MP.


Maybe once you get better, you can begin to charge.

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Post #2212 by MP » Wed Jan 30, 2019 10:41 am

AD wrote:Mistress? I'm a free man MP.

A free man who is going to lose another house...
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Post #2213 by mayoradamwest » Fri Feb 01, 2019 10:49 am

I just got one hell of a wooden spoon.
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Post #2214 by AD » Thu Feb 07, 2019 5:04 pm

Inspected probable new house today.

Had forgotten how unstressful renting is.
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Post #2215 by Dog » Fri Feb 08, 2019 7:54 am

AD wrote:Had forgotten how unstressful renting is.


You can have a normal, healthy relationship with water when renting. Why are you giving that up??!
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Post #2216 by AD » Fri Feb 08, 2019 8:00 am

I don't know!

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Me new place has 2 neighboring yards that have a slope towards my right foundation wall.


They slope!!

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Post #2217 by Dog » Sun Feb 10, 2019 11:47 pm

WHAT HAVE YOU DONE!

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Post #2218 by AD » Mon Feb 11, 2019 12:53 pm

Apparently there's a drain at the lowest point. And it connects to city drain. So there's a water evacuation strategy. But with the ice and snow, I couldn't see it. But then with this much ice and snow, is the drain effective enough to evacuate almost 3 yards worth of water during spring rains? Or will water accumulate at certain spots on the sides of the foundation and damage?

Stay tuned.










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Post #2219 by Dog » Mon Feb 11, 2019 1:09 pm

RUN WHILE YOU STILL CAN!
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Post #2220 by AD » Mon Feb 11, 2019 1:15 pm

I will beat the water, dog. I will. I will fight it and beat it.
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Post #2221 by MP » Mon Feb 11, 2019 2:27 pm

AD wrote:Apparently there's a drain at the lowest point. And it connects to city drain. So there's a water evacuation strategy. But with the ice and snow, I couldn't see it. But then with this much ice and snow, is the drain effective enough to evacuate almost 3 yards worth of water during spring rains? Or will water accumulate at certain spots on the sides of the foundation and damage?

Stay tuned.










:why:


Like a city storm sewer intake? If so you should be OK. I'd look at shoveling the thing out, or knowing where it is so you can clear it if necessary.

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