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  • Originally posted by burd View Post

    We've done a ton of work on our old home over the last 30 years--built bedrooms, family rooms, and bathrooms, remodeled the kitchen, replaced over 20 windows with high performance wood, etc. But we've never added air conditioning. If our huge maple tree on the south side of the house ever has to go, though . . .
    Just FYI, west-facing shade trees / windows have more of an impact on AC usage than south- facing stuff. Especially at medium latitudes, a July or August late afternoon sun is hitting you from slightly WNW.

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    • Originally posted by unofan View Post

      Just FYI, west-facing shade trees / windows have more of an impact on AC usage than south- facing stuff. Especially at medium latitudes, a July or August late afternoon sun is hitting you from slightly WNW.
      Makes sense in our latitude. This tree, though, is a monster and is only 15 feet from the side of the house and located in the middle. I guess I could move it to our west side yard.

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      • Sooo I have a 3 or 4 year old kitchen aid dishwasher. I just learned about cleaning the sump filter (I know, I know). Was quite filthy so I soaked it in some hot water and dawn for a bit.

        when you remove the filter, is it normal to have some water down on the hole it came from? Or does that signal some kind of blockage/issue? I only use it once a week at most and have had no drainage issues or issues with it cleaning dishes.

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        • Every dishwasher I've ever seen has that. I think it's part of the trap
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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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          • I want to renovate my kitchen. It's really difficult to find something affordable, nice and qualitative. After reading SKLUM reviews I decided to ordered some of the furniture there. Their furniture is beautiful and affordable. Hope it will be really nice.
            Last edited by akerry; 12-18-2023, 05:18 PM.

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            • Ha!! And people are worried that robots and AI are going to be the end of us.

              All of us humans understand that every kitchen renovation begins when your wife decides she needs new carpeting in the family room.
              That community is already in the process of dissolution where each man begins to eye his neighbor as a possible enemy, where non-conformity with the accepted creed, political as well as religious, is a mark of disaffection; where denunciation, without specification or backing, takes the place of evidence; where orthodoxy chokes freedom of dissent; where faith in the eventual supremacy of reason has become so timid that we dare not enter our convictions in the open lists, to win or lose.

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              • Originally posted by SJHovey View Post
                Ha!! And people are worried that robots and AI are going to be the end of us.

                All of us humans understand that every kitchen renovation begins when your wife decides she needs new carpeting in the family room.
                There’s a reason why younger generations consider wife jokes passe…
                U-A-A!!!Go!Go!GreenandGold!
                Applejack Tells You How UAA Is Doing...
                I spell Failure with UAF

                Originally posted by UAFIceAngel
                But let's be real...There are 40 some other teams and only two alaskan teams...the day one of us wins something big will be the day I transfer to UAA
                Originally posted by Doyle Woody
                Best sign by a visting Seawolf fan Friday went to a young man who held up a piece of white poster board that read: "YOU CAN'T SPELL FAILURE WITHOUT UAF."

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                • Originally posted by Jimjamesak View Post
                  There’s a reason why younger generations consider wife jokes passe…
                  How do women have time to fit that in amongst all the nagging of her husband?

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                  • Originally posted by Deutsche Gopher Fan View Post

                    How do women have time to fit that in amongst all the nagging of her husband?
                    Infinite capacity. A true marvel.

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                    • Originally posted by Jimjamesak View Post
                      There’s a reason why younger generations consider wife jokes passe…
                      Bang. Zoom.

                      Hilarious.
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                      • Originally posted by burd View Post
                        Infinite capacity. A true marvel.
                        If only women could just be a Righty dream girl.
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                        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 Kepler View Post

                          If only women could just be a Righty dream girl.
                          Surely we are allowed to hang onto some hopes.

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                          • Originally posted by Kepler View Post

                            Bang. Zoom.

                            Hilarious.
                            Ralph Kramden was a misunderstood dreamer…
                            U-A-A!!!Go!Go!GreenandGold!
                            Applejack Tells You How UAA Is Doing...
                            I spell Failure with UAF

                            Originally posted by UAFIceAngel
                            But let's be real...There are 40 some other teams and only two alaskan teams...the day one of us wins something big will be the day I transfer to UAA
                            Originally posted by Doyle Woody
                            Best sign by a visting Seawolf fan Friday went to a young man who held up a piece of white poster board that read: "YOU CAN'T SPELL FAILURE WITHOUT UAF."

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                            • Originally posted by SJHovey View Post
                              Ha!! And people are worried that robots and AI are going to be the end of us.

                              All of us humans understand that every kitchen renovation begins when your wife decides she needs new carpeting in the family room.
                              So here’s the thing, every project I finish leads to a “What if…?” I have a serious list of projects to complete right now. My wife doesn’t understand how I’ve managed to become slower with completing each subsequent project. It’s wallet-preservation! I have fun doing these things, often learning some new skills, but we need a realistic set of goals.
                              "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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                              • I'm done with WiFi home automations. Too finicky and hard to get it to play nice.

                                Thread is preferred, zigbee as backup if thread not offered.
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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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