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very important to wash with a soap with removes oils. Its the oils from the plant that cause the rash. We keep a mini bottle of dawn soap in our shower for this exact reason. If we handle PI here we use throw away gloves, put the shit in a trash bag, and then take a shower washing every where with dawn.

My wife gets it really bad, and waited a bit too long a couple of months ago to wash. Her entire arm was covered. I learned my lesson in 3rd grade when i was taken to the hospital it got so bad. I dont fuck with PI anymore.

I have a lard based poison ivy soap that works really well because it strips every oil off your hands. I have a tyvek suit I wear and rubber gloves, but I swear I can get the oil through the air somehow it is so messed up.

I have no idea what use poison ivy is. Like Mosquitos suck, but they drink blood what do you want. Poison ivy is like, "Well you touched this plant 3 days ago, and now you have an insanely itchy rash, that'll learn you". What good does that do evolutionarily? Animals can't remember that. Just grow some thorns or something.

The people that lived at my house were insane. Their solution to clutter was bury it. I found so much weird stuff buried. So much buried firewood. I thought I found something cool. A huge concrete tube and I was going to make it into a tunnel under a hill for kids hobbit style until I read the words on the bottom. "Montreal Asbestos Company". It was a huge buried asbestos concrete tube. Now I need to call asbestos remediation. It must weigh 300lbs and they charge by the lb.
 

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I have a lard based poison ivy soap that works really well because it strips every oil off your hands. I have a tyvek suit I wear and rubber gloves, but I swear I can get the oil through the air somehow it is so messed up.

I have no idea what use poison ivy is. Like Mosquitos suck, but they drink blood what do you want. Poison ivy is like, "Well you touched this plant 3 days ago, and now you have an insanely itchy rash, that'll learn you". What good does that do evolutionarily? Animals can't remember that. Just grow some thorns or something.

The people that lived at my house were insane. Their solution to clutter was bury it. I found so much weird stuff buried. So much buried firewood. I thought I found something cool. A huge concrete tube and I was going to make it into a tunnel under a hill for kids hobbit style until I read the words on the bottom. "Montreal Asbestos Company". It was a huge buried asbestos concrete tube. Now I need to call asbestos remediation. It must weigh 300lbs and they charge by the lb.
and what did you learn??

dont dig anything up unless you have to.

My coworker heard a rumor from his neighbor that there might be an old oil tank (for heating) buried in his back yard. Despite everyone in the office telling him to just fucking leave it he went digging. Great news several thousand dollars later he got the 30 year old old tank out of the ground and was able to remediate the yard around where the tank was.
 

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and what did you learn??

dont dig anything up unless you have to.

My coworker heard a rumor from his neighbor that there might be an old oil tank (for heating) buried in his back yard. Despite everyone in the office telling him to just fucking leave it he went digging. Great news several thousand dollars later he got the 30 year old old tank out of the ground and was able to remediate the yard around where the tank was.

I knew an old lady who said when she was a kid her dad dug up a big wooden box form their back yard. People told her dad it might be a body or something so he just covered it back up. I just can't be that guy. I'm a born archaeologist. I need to know.

The asbestos tube is so annoying because I really wanted a concrete tube. I didn't need it to be fireproof. They put that stuff in everything back then.
 

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most toilets come as two pieces which you have to put together (the upper portion and lower bowl). Then you have to make sure all of the connection points are in the correct spot and everything is seated correctly. I am not saying its the most difficult thing in the world but it does introduce more points of failure during installation and over the lifetime of the toilet.

This is the reason I recommend the single piece toilet.

I only say costco because the price is right, as most single piece toilets i know of are drastically more expensive
Good points. Depending on the model, you may have to really crank down on the wrench to get them to seat securely/evenly, and I know guys who unknowingly caused a hairline crack that eventually leaks.
 

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The best part is it was replaced by some universal serviceable valve. And not a single fucking store within 30 miles stocks the god damn $4 replacement cap I need.

I know the exact valve you are talking about. Last time I bought a bunch of things from an online plumbing supply store, I bought a couple just to have on hand. They are less than $2 when you buy them online.
 

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I know the exact valve you are talking about. Last time I bought a bunch of things from an online plumbing supply store, I bought a couple just to have on hand. They are less than $2 when you buy them online.
Apparently Menards got some in on truck last night, because they weren't showing in stock, but are today. They got 4, I'll buy at least 2.
 

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So this was my first little project for the man cave... finished it off the first week that we moved in. (Yes, that is a Sega Genesis on the second shelf of the Playstation section; I'm using it as a placeholder til I can get a PS2.)

This corner of the basement is going to be dedicated to video gaming, but the rest of the basement is going to have plenty of Cleveland sports and Ohio State memorabilia.

Also, I am putting a pool table in, which will arrive Monday.

The next thing I want to take on is building a bar. I'm not opposed to the idea of building a wet bar, although I'm unsure of how much work would go into it. At this point I'm probably leaning towards a dry bar. Have any of you ever built one on your own? Any advice?
 
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So this was my first little project for the man cave... finished it off the first week that we moved in. (Yes, that is a Sega Genesis on the second shelf of the Playstation section; I'm using it as a placeholder til I can get a PS2.)

This corner of the basement is going to be dedicated to video gaming, but the rest of the basement is going to have plenty of Cleveland sports and Ohio State memorabilia.

Also, I am putting a pool table in, which will arrive Monday.

The next thing I want to take on is building a bar. I'm not opposed to the idea of building a wet bar, although I'm unsure of how much work would go into it. At this point I'm probably leaning towards a dry bar. Have any of you ever built one on your own? Any advice?
Building a bar - wife hired a contractor because I suck at home improvement.
 

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Friend of mine got this dining room table and chairs set, and I wanted one like hers. She got it from a guy who makes them in the neighborhood. Of course, I don't contact him until a year later because I'm too busy wasting time here or some shit.

I look for a similar one online and all of them are too far away, so the shipping costs were too high. I break down and order one from Amazon. I notice some superficial damage to some of the paint and there's a crack on one of the chair backs. I also come to find that some of the holes don't line up for when I attach the seat to the chair back. I go to my order to see if I can get new chairs sent out, but all they'll do is a full refund if I send it all back. 1) I like the pieces. 2) There's no way in hell I'm taking this all back apart and putting them back in their boxes in a way that they'll fit, and 3) The set I ordered isn't on the site anymore, so there won't be any chairs to switch with these.

I ended up calling Amazon. They offered 30% off, and countered with 66% (since 4/6 pieces had a defect). They countered again with 50%, and I accepted. So now I got the set I wanted for half price! I just have to get some white touch-up paint and get my drill to widen some of the holes.
 

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I just have to get some white touch-up paint and get my drill to widen some of the holes.

Sounds like a Tinder date I had, is this in the wrong thread? (although my touch up paint was Hispanic of course)
 

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Question for anyone who has maybe been through this process.

My wife and I are currently building a house in a county that does not require inspections.

We are going to hire someone to inspect the house, but are debating if we want to have it inspected twice, once before the drywall is hung and once after the house is completed, or if we should just have it inspected once when the house has been completed. Which way should we go?

Part of me wants to overkill it to make sure everything looks good, but another part of me knows my wife and FIL will be up the builders asses throughout the entire process while I am not around.
 

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Question for anyone who has maybe been through this process.

My wife and I are currently building a house in a county that does not require inspections.

We are going to hire someone to inspect the house, but are debating if we want to have it inspected twice, once before the drywall is hung and once after the house is completed, or if we should just have it inspected once when the house has been completed. Which way should we go?

Part of me wants to overkill it to make sure everything looks good, but another part of me knows my wife and FIL will be up the builders asses throughout the entire process while I am not around.

Overkill it....

Good contractors are really rare. Most cut any corner they think they can get away with.
 

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Question for anyone who has maybe been through this process.

My wife and I are currently building a house in a county that does not require inspections.

We are going to hire someone to inspect the house, but are debating if we want to have it inspected twice, once before the drywall is hung and once after the house is completed, or if we should just have it inspected once when the house has been completed. Which way should we go?

Part of me wants to overkill it to make sure everything looks good, but another part of me knows my wife and FIL will be up the builders asses throughout the entire process while I am not around.

An inspection wont cost too much, but what you really need is a home warranty. Also, who is building the house, a builder that builds the house on spec, or a contractor that is building a house you and an architect designed. Honestly there is a huge difference.

Is there any warranties that come with the house? I am in mortgages not building, but I have been there the process with buyers a couple of dozen times on the building side. Allot of builders give 10 year warranties on their work, that is huge piece of mind if it is offered. You can buy the warranties in the private sector, usually a few hundred a year, but something to look into.
 

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An inspection wont cost too much, but what you really need is a home warranty. Also, who is building the house, a builder that builds the house on spec, or a contractor that is building a house you and an architect designed. Honestly there is a huge difference.

Is there any warranties that come with the house? I am in mortgages not building, but I have been there the process with buyers a couple of dozen times on the building side. Allot of builders give 10 year warranties on their work, that is huge piece of mind if it is offered. You can buy the warranties in the private sector, usually a few hundred a year, but something to look into.

A custom home builder who builds the house on spec.

There is a 10 year structural warranty and a 2 year fit and finish warranty.
 

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