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I used some scrap sheet metal to build a shield around the joints to catch the heat, worked pretty well. Had to redo one joint because I wasn't sure about it (it felt damp after I had a neighbor turn on the water.)  I'll be back up there tomorrow to reset the insulation and grab stuff I left behind. Water's back on, no leaks that I can see, though I'll still be paranoid for a few days...

Quote I'd just tape the sh*t out of the pipe and wait a few weeks until the weather cools off.

That was my plan, too, but the pipe had other ideas.  Better to get it out of the way than to replace ceilings...

Quote I'd call in a plumber for something like that.

I thought about that as well, but I've got the skillz to do it myself (even though I hate doing it...  )  So, I'm pretty sure I saved myself a grand or two...

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Originally posted by MrTim MrTim wrote:



Quote I'd call in a plumber for something like that.

I thought about that as well, but I've got the skillz to do it myself (even though I hate doing it...  )  So, I'm pretty sure I saved myself a grand or two...




See what ya get for having skills? I have no skills. No skills, no having to worry about being trapped within the burning walls of hell.

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Ya know - sometimes ya gotta call a pro! Then, if your house burns down or is flooded, insurance might pay for the damages incurred! 👍👍
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I got a new power wheelchair, and I love it. It's bigger than any other chair I've had before
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That is good news Radio! Just don't take it on the highway. O.K?
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Getting ready for my birthday dinner in a few hours. Turning 24 years. I still remember when the late aka ron wished me a happy birthday last year, so if any of you could wish me a happy birthday, that'd be great.
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Have a great birthday!

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Went to the Detroit auto show on Friday. It was watered down compared to the past few years pre-Covid, but it was still fun. There were fewer manufacters, but still quite a few cars to see. There was an outside space now too, as the show moved from January to September, but there was nothing there as we had already ate in the food court, and there was no live enterainment at the time going on. They did have a giant rubber duckie on the roof, which was pretty cool. This year, they added a dinosaur exhibit which was cool. We spent fewer hours this year compared to other years, but we still had a great time.
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Sounds fun!!!
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Here's a fun math question:  Big smile

3 men go into a hotel. The man behind the desk says a room is $30 so each man pays $10 and goes to the room.

A while later the man behind the desk realized the room was only $25 so he sent the bellboy to the 3 guys' room with $5. On the way the bellboy couldn't figure out how to split $5 evenly between 3 men, so he gave each man a $1 and kept the other $2 for himself.

This meant that the 3 men each paid $9 for the room, which is a total of $27 add the $2 that the bellboy kept = $29. Where is the other dollar?
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Okay, that's a good one.

(In other words, I give up. 🤯)

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10 x 3 = 30

30 - 5 = 25

25 + 3 = 28

28 + 2 = 30


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Right. But what's wrong with the logic presented in the story? Therein lies the puzzle.

I think it has something to do with the fact that the 27th dollar is really the end of the 27th dollar.

It's like how, when you're 27 y/o, you're actually in your 28th year of life.



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The flaw in the statement occurs when it states that, after the bellboy gave them back $1 each, they had each paid $9 for the room.

The money in the bellboy's pocket is also part of what they paid for the room.

This means that if you divide the cadged $2 by 3, you'll get 67.3333¢ which, when figured into each man's cost, comes to $9.67333 each paid for the room.

The misdirection occurred when it stated each man's share of the total was only $9, when in fact it was $9.67333.

The bellboy's cadged $2 is also part of the total cost of the room.
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Right. But they had previously paid $10 each, and then got $1 each back. How does that not mean they ended up paying $9 each, or $27 total?

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Originally posted by Thor Thor wrote:

Right. But they had previously paid $10 each, and then got $1 each back. How does that not mean they ended up paying $9 each, or $27 total?


Because the $2 the bellboy kept has to be added onto what each man spend.

They did not spend $9 each.

They spent $9.6733333 each.

The $2 is part of what they spent, it just went into the bellboy's pocket rather than to the hotel.
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The hotel got it's $25, the 3 men got $3 back, and the thieving bellboy stole the $2 from them, total = $30

If the bellboy had wanted some entertainment, he could've given them the $5 back, and watched them fight over how to divide it up 3 ways... 
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There was a shooting at my alma mater high school last night, 3 people were shot and 2 are in custody. My school is in a very safe neighborhood of Toledo. The show On Patrol Live (the successor to Live PD) started filming in Toledo last night and filmed outside the stadium. It totally surprised me, as the school is usually very safe.
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Very frightening! I'm thinking about taking a concealed carry course and then buying a small firearm for myself. Of course, I am a klutz and will probably shoot my big toe off, but, dammit, my heart is in it!😂
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Google "baby shower shooting". Apparently, baby shower shootings are popular with the youths these days.

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Will be getting my flu and COVID booster shots tomorrow. This time, I'm getting the Pfizer vaccine. After getting my 2nd and first booster, I was down for a day, so maybe it will be different this time around.
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I don't think I will get any more boosters for Covid. I am at the point where I am ashamed I fell into the frenzy of Covid before thinking it through. However, if Don and I didn't get the shots, we wouldn't have been able to travel home to see his Dad. Kind of a Catch-22 for us.

Now, however, I feel Fauci et al led us down the garden path with all the doom and gloom stories so their pockets could be lined with the money they probably received from the drug companies - so, not getting another booster. Pricks!
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^ I agree. I read the SF Chronicle sometimes. They continue with articles everyday about Covid. In the comment section there, people often refer to the Chron's obsession as "Covid porn" or "fear porn". One commenter wrote "Just stop".

Right now, the "most popular" article is "Is there really a COVID ‘nightmare variant’ spreading? Here’s what experts say" 😆


I got Covid at the end of last year. I enjoyed it.




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Got my shots today, and was in and out in five minutes.

The woman in the pharmacy who gave the shots said she has had Covid twice and it wasn't good.

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Originally posted by Thor Thor wrote:


^ I agree. I read the SF Chronicle sometimes. They continue with articles everyday about Covid. In the comment section there, people often refer to the Chron's obsession as "Covid porn" or "fear porn". One commenter wrote "Just stop".

Right now, the "most popular" article is "Is there really a COVID ‘nightmare variant’ spreading? Here’s what experts say" 😆


I got Covid at the end of last year. I enjoyed it.





Was this during the height of Omicron?
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