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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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