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  • Yeah I’ve already got a message out to different company. I’d called this one originally and other company had already come over and done the work by the time first one called back. I’d told him what happened below and he didn’t think it sounded crazy…but now I need multiple opinions

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    • What did the sound actually sounds like? Clicking? Popping? Gurgling?
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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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      • Originally posted by dxmnkd316 View Post
        What did the sound actually sounds like? Clicking? Popping? Gurgling?
        It’s just like a loud compressor fan noise

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        • I need to meet the... person?... who did this.
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          • Originally posted by Kepler View Post
            I need to meet the... person?... who did this.
            "Which patterns do you want?" "Yes."

            Cornell '04, Stanford '06


            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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            • Originally posted by Kepler View Post
              I need to meet the... person?... who did this.
              It certainly has personality, I'll give it that.

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              • Originally posted by Kepler View Post
                I need to meet the... person?... who did this.
                I would like the small slab table from the blue room pics, the one with the single flower vase on it. Everything else in that house looks expensive to correct the current owner’s misdeeds.
                "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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                • Our local Pervert's Guide ranked our 8 most invasive species:


                  1. Barberry. Isn't this a store in Reston Town Center that sells overpriced raincoats? Actually, it's worse: it's an OUTLET in Loudoun County. Verdict: The factory seconds bin for them.

                  2. English Ivy. Let this climb the walls of an older Reston townhouse and you soften the Brutalist feel with some Ye Old Timey vibes. But do you think across the pond in Olde Blighty, the folks in Milton Keynes, or whatever they call their New Towns, get worked up over "Reston ivy?" Verdict: A full English breakfast.

                  3. Bamboo. Often used along property lines. Virtually indestructible. Verdict: Replace them with bollards.

                  4. Chinese and Japanese wisteria. Pretty enough, but Wisteria Lane was the name of a street in another plastic fantastic planned community—the one on Desperate Housewives. Verdict: Too much drama.

                  5. Oriental bittersweet. We'll tell you what's bittersweet—driving by the spot where the Macaroni Grill once stood. Verdict: No endless breadsticks for you.

                  6. Flowering pear tree species. Flowers are fine. Pears are fine—tasty, even. But together? Verdict: That ain't right.

                  7. Burning bush. Usually these are portents of unpleasant journeys, like having to wander in the desert for 40 years or drive to Tysons. Verdict: A fistful of pennies to pay the tolls.

                  8. Nonnative Bush honeysuckles. According to something we Googled on Bing dot com, their fruits are considered "junk food" for many animal species. Verdict: Let them grow around the McTacoNoLongerAHut and nowhere else, the end.
                  Cornell University
                  National Champion 1967, 1970
                  ECAC Champion 1967, 1968, 1969, 1970, 1973, 1980, 1986, 1996, 1997, 2003, 2005, 2010
                  Ivy League Champion 1966, 1967, 1968, 1969, 1970, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1977, 1978, 1983, 1984, 1985, 1996, 1997, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2012, 2014, 2018, 2019, 2020

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                  • I want to redecorate my room too. Now I'm looking for some furniture. I came across really beautiful furniture in coleman furniture store. But I've read Aarons reviews and people are dissatisfied with their service. So, now I don't know what to do.Not only did it elevate the overall aesthetic of the spaces but it also proved to be affordable and high-quality. I was impressed with the wide range of options they offer, from stylish sofas to trendy dining sets.
                    Last edited by akerry; 09-19-2023, 05:07 PM.

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                    • Originally posted by akerry View Post
                      I want to redecorate my room too
                      I recommend CCleaner.
                      Cornell University
                      National Champion 1967, 1970
                      ECAC Champion 1967, 1968, 1969, 1970, 1973, 1980, 1986, 1996, 1997, 2003, 2005, 2010
                      Ivy League Champion 1966, 1967, 1968, 1969, 1970, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1977, 1978, 1983, 1984, 1985, 1996, 1997, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2012, 2014, 2018, 2019, 2020

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                      • Originally posted by akerry View Post
                        I want to redecorate my room too
                        Alienware or something less gaudy?
                        Code:
                        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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                        • Originally posted by akerry View Post
                          I want to redecorate my room too
                          They have some great ideas on the UNH DI thread. Go there.

                          Cornell '04, Stanford '06


                          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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                          • Been following electrical panel videos on YT. They're fascinating and provide good hints if I have to add/replace a circuit.
                            CCT '77 & '78
                            4 kids
                            5 grandsons (BCA 7/09, CJA 5/14, JDL 8/14, JFL 6/16, PJL 7/18)
                            1 granddaughter (EML 4/18)

                            ”Any society that would give up a little liberty to gain a little security will deserve neither and lose both.”
                            - Benjamin Franklin

                            Banned from the St. Lawrence University Facebook page - March 2016 (But I got better).

                            I want to live forever. So far, so good.

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                            • Pancake air compressors? Yea or nay?

                              I've been looking at two from Home Depot the last few weeks because I need something to blow out our meager drip irrigation line (like 50-60 feet total). I know the cfm is low, but should still work. I also need it to inflate the snowblower tires and other various tires when needed.

                              That said, do I bite the bullet and get an oil-lubed version? I'm not really looking to spend more than like $300.

                              Does anyone have any experience with pancakes and their longevity? Because if I can buy three pancakes for the price of a nicer oil-lubed version, well...

                              Any brands I should seek out?

                              ETA: I should also mention that I designed the system to be able to be 100% gravity drained. So theoretically I could get by just opening it up, but I'd rather make sure.
                              Last edited by dxmnkd316; 09-29-2023, 09:02 AM.
                              Code:
                              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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                              • I think most (all?) pancake compressors are just too small for a reliable irrigation system blowout. That said, with your gravity draining, I just don’t know.

                                it might be better to simply rent a larger hotdog compressor from Home Depot once per year if you don’t need a compressor for other tasks.
                                "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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