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  • My wife just showed me three candle wicks, but no wax. She then says to me, “I might’ve done a bad thing.” I asked for elaboration, and she tells me that the wicks just came from the dishwasher.

    Why? What? Just…why? We’ve had the thing maybe 3 weeks at this point, bought a decent Bosch. And now she’s trying to kill it. She’s an appliance huntress. That’s what she is. She’s out to kill them all.
    "The party told you to reject the evidence of your eyes and ears. It was their final, most essential command." George Orwell, 1984

    "One does not simply walk into Mordor. Its Black Gates are guarded by more than just Orcs. There is evil there that does not sleep, and the Great Eye is ever watchful. It is a barren wasteland, riddled with fire and ash and dust, the very air you breathe is a poisonous fume." Boromir

    "Good news! We have a delivery." Professor Farnsworth

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    • Originally posted by St. Clown View Post
      My wife just showed me three candle wicks, but no wax. She then says to me, “I might’ve done a bad thing.” I asked for elaboration, and she tells me that the wicks just came from the dishwasher.

      Why? What? Just…why? We’ve had the thing maybe 3 weeks at this point, bought a decent Bosch. And now she’s trying to kill it. She’s an appliance huntress. That’s what she is. She’s out to kill them all.
      I think Roto Rooter is in your future also
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      • Originally posted by St. Clown View Post
        My wife just showed me three candle wicks, but no wax. She then says to me, “I might’ve done a bad thing.” I asked for elaboration, and she tells me that the wicks just came from the dishwasher.

        Why? What? Just…why? We’ve had the thing maybe 3 weeks at this point, bought a decent Bosch. And now she’s trying to kill it. She’s an appliance huntress. That’s what she is. She’s out to kill them all.
        So there are many questions, but first and foremost, why were candles in the dishwasher in the first place?

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        • Originally posted by unofan View Post

          So there are many questions, but first and foremost, why were candles in the dishwasher in the first place?
          I asked that same question. It took a long time to get to that answer.

          “They were dirty. When I was a kid, Mom would wash the birthday candles by soaking them in warm water. So I thought the dishwasher would be warm water during its run. I didn’t think that through.”

          Clearly.
          "The party told you to reject the evidence of your eyes and ears. It was their final, most essential command." George Orwell, 1984

          "One does not simply walk into Mordor. Its Black Gates are guarded by more than just Orcs. There is evil there that does not sleep, and the Great Eye is ever watchful. It is a barren wasteland, riddled with fire and ash and dust, the very air you breathe is a poisonous fume." Boromir

          "Good news! We have a delivery." Professor Farnsworth

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          • These are the stories couples tell for years to come. Congrats on getting one of your first generational stories. :-)
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            • I had to disassemble the entire front panel of the dishwasher twice because my lovely and beautiful wife was distracted by a squirrel on the deck and fell on top of the door.

              Mind you, this was also a nice bosch with about 2-3 weeks of use after waiting like four months for it. First door inner panel replacement we got had a bad corner so it wasn't going to seal. Finally got the replacement a month and a half later. Ended up slicing my finger really bad getting the soap dispenser out.

              Anyways, good luck with the clean out.


              Maybe check the drain hose and disposal to see if much of it got stuck there. Easy to fix that.

              Otherwise you could always just run the boiling hot water through the drains several times in in a row. I usually do a boiling hot water flush several times a year just to flush out any built up junk. I also drain and flush the water heater annually.

              Last time I had a root in the drain, the guy asked me how old the house was. I told him early 90s and he asked if I had the pipes replaced recently. Said they were extremely clean. *shrug*
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              • Midwestern wives do not appear to do well with appliances.
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                • Originally posted by Kepler View Post
                  Midwestern wives do not appear to do well with appliances.
                  Seems to be specifically dishwashers. Maybe they hate the competition?
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                  • Originally posted by state of hockey View Post

                    Seems to be specifically dishwashers. Maybe they hate the competition?
                    They should be sympathetic. Both depreciate with use and have to be replaced after about a decade.
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                    • Originally posted by state of hockey View Post

                      Seems to be specifically dishwashers. Maybe they hate the competition?
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                      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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                      • Anyone have experience drilling into a hollow core door? I'm trying to hang a mirror, and I have the correct hollow door anchor, but the drill isn't going at all. I mean, I could push harder, but I was pushing pretty hard and it still wouldn't go in more than a couple of millimeters, so that says to me I'm not doing something right. I know hollow core isn't as much wood as compressed cardboard and other materials, so I'm wondering if I need a special drill bit?

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                        Rover Frenchy, Classic! Great post.
                        iwh30 I wish I could be as smart as you. I really do you are the man
                        gregg729 I just saw your sig, you do love having people revel in your "intelligence."
                        Ritt18 you are the perfect representation of your alma mater.
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                        DisplacedCornellian Hahaha. Thread over. Frenchy wins.

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                        • Originally posted by French Rage View Post
                          Anyone have experience drilling into a hollow core door? I'm trying to hang a mirror, and I have the correct hollow door anchor, but the drill isn't going at all. I mean, I could push harder, but I was pushing pretty hard and it still wouldn't go in more than a couple of millimeters, so that says to me I'm not doing something right. I know hollow core isn't as much wood as compressed cardboard and other materials, so I'm wondering if I need a special drill bit?
                          Start with a really small bit, like a 1/16, to get a pilot hole started. The move put a size or two. Rinse and repeat as needed.
                          "The party told you to reject the evidence of your eyes and ears. It was their final, most essential command." George Orwell, 1984

                          "One does not simply walk into Mordor. Its Black Gates are guarded by more than just Orcs. There is evil there that does not sleep, and the Great Eye is ever watchful. It is a barren wasteland, riddled with fire and ash and dust, the very air you breathe is a poisonous fume." Boromir

                          "Good news! We have a delivery." Professor Farnsworth

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                          • Sounds like bit isn't sharp, get a new bit. It should drill like any other piece of wood and if that bit won't start peeling out wood its really dull
                            I swear there ain't no heaven but I pray there ain't no hell.

                            Maine Hockey Love it or Leave it

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                            • Originally posted by French Rage View Post
                              Anyone have experience drilling into a hollow core door? I'm trying to hang a mirror, and I have the correct hollow door anchor, but the drill isn't going at all. I mean, I could push harder, but I was pushing pretty hard and it still wouldn't go in more than a couple of millimeters, so that says to me I'm not doing something right. I know hollow core isn't as much wood as compressed cardboard and other materials, so I'm wondering if I need a special drill bit?
                              Just about any bit will get through a hollow core door skin. This may seem a silly question, but is your drill on reverse, or are you using a masonry bit meant for a hammer drill?

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                              • St Clown with the win, though I appreciate all suggestions. Worked my way from 1/16 to 3/16 to 5/16 and then the latter finally worked!

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                                KDR

                                Rover Frenchy, Classic! Great post.
                                iwh30 I wish I could be as smart as you. I really do you are the man
                                gregg729 I just saw your sig, you do love having people revel in your "intelligence."
                                Ritt18 you are the perfect representation of your alma mater.
                                Miss Thundercat That's it, you win.
                                TBA#2 I want to kill you and dance in your blood.
                                DisplacedCornellian Hahaha. Thread over. Frenchy wins.

                                Test to see if I can add this.

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