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  • Bosch also makes very good woodworking tools, for the most part.

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    • Originally posted by MarkEagleUSA View Post
      Most modern dishwashers have adjustable upper racks to allow for taller items in the bottom.
      I meant general fit, not height :-)

      One of the dishwashers I looked at had the plates almost at a 60-deg angle given the curvature of the plates. Would have been impossible to load properly.

      our deeper bowls don't fit great anywhere. Major PITA to wash several at a time. Wouldn't have been a dealbreaker but it was did the plates didn't set right.
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      College Hockey 6       College Football 0
      BTHC 4                 WCHA FC:  1
      Originally posted by SanTropez
      May your paint thinner run dry and the fleas of a thousand camels infest your dead deer.
      Originally posted by bigblue_dl
      I don't even know how to classify magic vagina smoke babies..
      Originally posted by Kepler
      When the giraffes start building radio telescopes they can join too.
      He's probably going to be a superstar but that man has more baggage than North West

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      • Originally posted by state of hockey View Post

        I'm a dummy and didn't realize this until six months after moving into this house with a newer one. Complained like curmudgeon for that time any time we used large plates. Sister in law who had recently shopped for a new one was over for dinner one night was helping load the dishwasher and grabbed the sides of the top rack and moved it up. My brain didn't really comprehend what happened for a second, it was like magic.

        The washer in question is a kitchen aid, by the way. We love it. Always heard great things about Bosch though. Make nice windshield wipers, too. :^)
        I bought an adapter for the back water port that the middle rack connects to. I can take out the top two racks and wash an entire sheet pan in it. Not the sheet pans most of us have, I'm talking a legit full sheet pan.

        I sometimes use it with smoker runs. I can fit that sheet pan and most of the rest of the smoker parts in one load.
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        As of 9/21/10:         As of 9/13/10:
        College Hockey 6       College Football 0
        BTHC 4                 WCHA FC:  1
        Originally posted by SanTropez
        May your paint thinner run dry and the fleas of a thousand camels infest your dead deer.
        Originally posted by bigblue_dl
        I don't even know how to classify magic vagina smoke babies..
        Originally posted by Kepler
        When the giraffes start building radio telescopes they can join too.
        He's probably going to be a superstar but that man has more baggage than North West

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        • So, I went to the appliance store where I bought my washer and dryer last year. Told the guy what happened, that I needed a dishwasher pretty quickly, how maybe I would need to get a dishwasher/stove/fridge so they would all be the same color, how I may seriously start thinking about a kitchen re-design, etc. He finds a GE dishwasher (my current one is a GE) that is cream colored. It was in stock. Bought it, it's going to installed in a week. I think I was there maybe 10 minutes. At the very least, this will buy me time to think about an overall kitchen re-deisgn. If I get a year out of it, it's a major plus!

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          • We had Phase III of project "Upgrade the Electrical" in our nearly-100 year old house last week. Now, all outlets are grounded and updated inside. The next phase will be in the spring when we tackle outdoor lighting.


            Phase I: upgrade service to 200 amps
            Phase II: update/upgrade wiring on first floor
            Phase III: update/upgrade wiring on second floor

            MA has a stupid circuit breaker fee, where if an electrician does work on a line, they have to trace it all the way back to the breaker and make sure it's a new GFCI switch (and a $200 fee per circuit, apparently).
            I gotta little bit of smoke and a whole lotta wine...

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            • For those with hardwood floors, what do you use to keep furniture from scratching/marking?

              Just had them redone and obviously don’t want that investment to go to waste. We got felt/EZ glide pads for chairs and tables, but the consensus seems to be that those aren’t a great idea couches because if it slides at all the weight will dig any dust or dirt into the floor and scratch it even with the pad.

              Rubber pads look to be a good option, but some reviews say they messed with the finish on the hardwood and left yellowish squares. They’re a small percentage of reviews, but it’s hard not to be paranoid when any spot fix essentially requires the entire floor to be redone.

              Rug may be what we end up with in the future, but the cost and time to find something big enough that looks good enough and isn’t some cheap plastic thing isn’t the most efficient solution at the moment.
              Go Green! Go White! Go State!

              1966, 1986, 2007

              Go Tigers, Go Packers, Go Red Wings, Go Pistons

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              • Originally posted by Spartanforlife4 View Post
                For those with hardwood floors, what do you use to keep furniture from scratching/marking?

                Just had them redone and obviously don’t want that investment to go to waste. We got felt/EZ glide pads for chairs and tables, but the consensus seems to be that those aren’t a great idea couches because if it slides at all the weight will dig any dust or dirt into the floor and scratch it even with the pad.

                Rubber pads look to be a good option, but some reviews say they messed with the finish on the hardwood and left yellowish squares. They’re a small percentage of reviews, but it’s hard not to be paranoid when any spot fix essentially requires the entire floor to be redone.

                Rug may be what we end up with in the future, but the cost and time to find something big enough that looks good enough and isn’t some cheap plastic thing isn’t the most efficient solution at the moment.
                I don’t have a good suggestion, but definitely stay away from the felt pads, especially for things like dining chairs that you expect to move frequently. The pads won’t stick over time, and if there is anything worse than a floor protected by felt pads, it’s one that you *think* is protected. Ugh - been there.
                If you don't change the world today, how can it be any better tomorrow?

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                • Originally posted by Spartanforlife4 View Post
                  For those with hardwood floors, what do you use to keep furniture from scratching/marking?

                  Just had them redone and obviously don’t want that investment to go to waste. We got felt/EZ glide pads for chairs and tables, but the consensus seems to be that those aren’t a great idea couches because if it slides at all the weight will dig any dust or dirt into the floor and scratch it even with the pad.

                  Rubber pads look to be a good option, but some reviews say they messed with the finish on the hardwood and left yellowish squares. They’re a small percentage of reviews, but it’s hard not to be paranoid when any spot fix essentially requires the entire floor to be redone.

                  Rug may be what we end up with in the future, but the cost and time to find something big enough that looks good enough and isn’t some cheap plastic thing isn’t the most efficient solution at the moment.
                  I've used felt pads for years with good results. Just try to lift some of the weight when you move big pieces. Also, add a dab of CD adhesive (super glue) to the pad when you attach it. The self adhesive is good, but it will dry and ultimately want to fall off. First, though, don't put furniture on the floor for 30 days to allow the finish to fully cure. All my floors are hardwood, and I installed or refinished all of them. The only place I experienced damage was a chair with rubber wheels, even though I had a mat underneath, and that was just carelessness on my part.

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                  • All clear now? (Smiley)

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                    • Originally posted by burd View Post
                      All clear now? (Smiley)
                      Perfectly clear. Don’t use them and use them exclusively (apparently smilies don’t work so throw a wink at the end)

                      Good news is I used just in a relative term. We’re already passed the 30 day mark so making sure it’s cured isn’t an issue.
                      Last edited by Spartanforlife4; 02-07-2022, 12:54 PM.
                      Go Green! Go White! Go State!

                      1966, 1986, 2007

                      Go Tigers, Go Packers, Go Red Wings, Go Pistons

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                      • I’m sure Lynah is accurately describing his experience, and I have no reason to question it. I’ll just add that if you do try pads, use high quality, thick ones—3/16 - 1/4 inch range.

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                        • So I'm moving my office downstairs and painting it. Trying to decide on paint colors. I want to do a light anthracite gray and have a stencil M on maroon and gold. For the fucking life of me I cannot find a maroon or a gold that matches the official colors on an authentic jersey i own. Nor can anyone take the Pantone colors from MN's branding site because Pantone (obviously) is a different system and they don't translate exactly. It's just so effing frustrating.

                          I think I've grabbed every maroon I can find at Home Depot and Menards. I suppose I should swing by Lowes and some of the legit paint stores.

                          I'll probably end up just doing it by eye like I should have from the start and just lived with it
                          Last edited by dxmnkd316; 02-08-2022, 11:42 PM.
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                          College Hockey 6       College Football 0
                          BTHC 4                 WCHA FC:  1
                          Originally posted by SanTropez
                          May your paint thinner run dry and the fleas of a thousand camels infest your dead deer.
                          Originally posted by bigblue_dl
                          I don't even know how to classify magic vagina smoke babies..
                          Originally posted by Kepler
                          When the giraffes start building radio telescopes they can join too.
                          He's probably going to be a superstar but that man has more baggage than North West

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                          • Good luck on finding the right color, dx.

                            I've come so far

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                            • Originally posted by dxmnkd316 View Post
                              So I'm moving my office downstairs and painting it. Trying to decide on paint colors. I want to do a light anthracite gray and have a stencil M on maroon and gold. For the fucking life of me I cannot find a maroon or a gold that matches the official colors on an authentic jersey i own. Nor can anyone take the Pantone colors from MN's branding site because Pantone (obviously) is a different system and they don't translate exactly. It's just so effing frustrating.

                              I think I've grabbed every maroon I can find at Home Depot and Menards. I suppose I should swing by Lowes and some of the legit paint stores.

                              I'll probably end up just doing it by eye like I should have from the start and just lived with it
                              Given the U itself can't ever seem to get a consistent color scheme I'm not surprised by these events.

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                              • Originally posted by Slap Shot View Post

                                Given the U itself can't ever seem to get a consistent color scheme I'm not surprised by these events.
                                Yeah, I have one authentic and an authorized replica from VintageHockey. None of the colors match. I could throw every M&G clothing item in a pile and never find the same maroon or gold twice.
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                                As of 9/21/10:         As of 9/13/10:
                                College Hockey 6       College Football 0
                                BTHC 4                 WCHA FC:  1
                                Originally posted by SanTropez
                                May your paint thinner run dry and the fleas of a thousand camels infest your dead deer.
                                Originally posted by bigblue_dl
                                I don't even know how to classify magic vagina smoke babies..
                                Originally posted by Kepler
                                When the giraffes start building radio telescopes they can join too.
                                He's probably going to be a superstar but that man has more baggage than North West

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