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    I was a mechanic for a long time. Many of you have heard me say, "I'm still a better mechanic than I am anything else." Even though I fixed every single thing that came into my shop, I couldn't have fixed any of it without tools. Many inspectors simply do not have the proper tools in their box to enable them to produce quality reports. If you can't write, you can't write a great report.
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    I don't remember anything from the 80s. Don't want to. I saw a photo recently showing my hair and how I dressed. Did you mean 1880s?
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    Any chance that roof becomes a hockey rink in the winter? 😬
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    I'll bet the insurance company was thankful for your insight.
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    That was a success! Kurt M was involved with something similar years ago. Your thought process was the key. These masonry stories always make me think of Tom the Builder from Pillars of the Earth.
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    I could see the same thing and not recognize it as art, until you take a picture of it. Neat stuff you do.
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    To make the flame yellow, you have to have incomplete combustion which means a fuel-rich mixture.
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    Wouldn't touch it with a ten foot pole. I gave up eating things that hurt me or make me sweat.
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    ...probably burns like those black invisible fires of Hell... "...Our earthly fire also consumes more or less rapidly according as the object which it attacks is more or less combustible, so that human ingenuity has even succeeded in inventing chemical preparations to check or frustrate its action. But the sulphurous brimstone which burns in hell is a substance which is specially designed to burn for ever and for ever with unspeakable fury. Moreover, our earthly fire destroys at the same time as it burns, so that the more intense it is the shorter is its duration; but the fire of hell has this property, that it preserves that which it burns, and, though it rages with incredible intensity, it rages for ever...."--James Joyce
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    Sister Verona's Hot Sauce can be purchased - so far - at four Chicagoland locations. But if you're not in the neighborhood we can work something out. I will message you.
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    Who am I to deny a fellow!
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    ......................or lack thereof!
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    Could be that the water in the radiator froze - expanded. That type of radiator doesn't have the threaded rods at the top. It doesn't always result in a leak. There are smaller diameter nipples inside those openings that insert into adjacent radiator sections.
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    Check this out. A developer bought a property for just under $1 million. He then renovated it with all kinds of next-level survivalist, high-level storm-protection/security features, and has it on the market for $5.7 million. Mind you, construction isn't finished and no one can see it until spring. http://realestate.boston.com/news/2019/10/23/you-need-to-pass-a-cori-check-to-tour-this-listing/ Anyone ever seen anything like this before? I sure haven't.
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    It also allows the heater to be raised to a temperature sufficient to control Legionella bacteria 140 + but allow delivery of a lower temperature to point of use. I have seen one such heater equipped from the factory with the valve setup that was rated to replace two 50 gallon heaters with one 50 gallon unit. Seemed to work perfectly and was in grand scheme cheaper to operate.
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    The New Yorker did a story a few years ago about survivalist developments, some done inside de-commissioned missle silos!
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    I'd think it would be better to go along with several different inspectors. You'll be better at choosing what info is accurate and which is bs. Lotsa folklore out there. I've been part of the training for several dozen fellas. I don't charge a fee and don't care if they're local. They're just required to tell everyone they learned from the best.
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    Interesting concept-intentionally enticing mobsters to buy in small-town New England. I read the linked listing and found it incredible that the listed property taxes are just $10k? That can't be right. A 5 million dollar house in NY State would have roughly $200k in property taxes per year. Most counties in NY have tax rates around $40 per thousand of assessed value. A house that's worth just $250k has $10k in property taxes.
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    I can't even imagine what it would be like to inspect that place and I know I wouldn't like working for anyone who would want to buy it.
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    why can't I have normal friends?
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    I've enjoyed Mike Lamb's submissions and have been inspired to submit my own. Maybe I'll even make some more...
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    It looks like an "ood" from Dr. Who.
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    fuse in the lower left is interesting!
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    If you listen to the photo very closely, you can barely hear it saying 'I'm a gonna git you'.
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    That's fiber-cement roof decking, not insulation. It's made with wood fibers and doesn't contain asbestos.
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    That looks like a nicely balanced gas flame. Perhaps when you put the ceramic logs in place, the flames will cool as they impinge on the ceramic?
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    There is no such thing as toxic "Black Mold". This is a term designed to sell newspaper, TV, and internet advertising; along with mold testing. Yes, there is mold, black mold, green mold, yellow mold, etc. everywhere on the planet. If you are going to worry about cleaning the deck, what about the fence, and the soil, the plants, etc. If you have a moisture problem inside your home, you might have a problem with mold. Fix the moisture problem, clean up the mold and move on with life. DO NOT WORRY about outdoor mold. You can't do anything worthwhile about it even if you tried.
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