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Yada

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Re: The Home Improvement Thread
« Reply #30 on: May 12, 2020, 06:23:37 pm »
So many observations...

1. A battery powered mower, lol
2. What kind of respectable  50+ year old male doesn't have a proper tools set?
3. A cheap above ground pool may be the worst investment you could ever make.

1. What kind of mower do you own?
2. That screwdriver was the first tool I've had to buy in...well since i can remember. And it turns out i had one anyway.
3. I can't argue with that one, but I'm outvoted.

Whatever red no name brand sold at Home Depot circa spring of 2010, gas powered.*

*I outsource my mowing, so only mow myself to fill in the gaps a few times a year.

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Re: The Home Improvement Thread
« Reply #31 on: May 12, 2020, 06:35:12 pm »
What kind of respectable 40+ man doesn't mow his own lawn? Yuppie.

Yada

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Re: The Home Improvement Thread
« Reply #32 on: May 12, 2020, 06:52:18 pm »
What kind of respectable 40+ man doesn't mow his own lawn? Yuppie.

I'm not 40.  :)

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« Reply #33 on: May 12, 2020, 06:56:08 pm »
So many observations...

1. A battery powered mower, lol
2. What kind of respectable  50+ year old male doesn't have a proper tools set?
3. A cheap above ground pool may be the worst investment you could ever make.

1. we have one, and it's better than any gas-powered or electric we've ever had.  super maneuverable, quiet, self-propelled, really easy to vary blade height... i'm never going back.
2. i generally agree, but star screwdrivers are a specialty item that i wouldn't expect most folks to have.
3. no opinion, i've never owned an above- or below-ground pool.  did rent a place that had a hot tub, used it 2 or 3 times during the year we lived there.  pools and hot tubs = joy < work (i was marie kondo'ing that shit before it was a thing).
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Re: The Home Improvement Thread
« Reply #34 on: May 12, 2020, 06:58:39 pm »
108 springs in the trampoline

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Space Freely

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« Reply #35 on: May 12, 2020, 07:08:16 pm »
Pro-tip on  Airbnb hot tubs: Make sure you shower right after. Good lord, what a horrible rash I contracted. Second worst thing that happened on that trip.

Re: The Home Improvement Thread
« Reply #36 on: May 12, 2020, 08:31:50 pm »
What kind of respectable 40+ man doesn't mow his own lawn? Yuppie.

I'm not 40.  :)
damn whippersnapper!
I mowed lawns as a teen hatch and made some pretty good scratch being a sole proprietor in a well off neighborhood
So the thought of paying someone to mow my lawn...just can't do it.
In fact, I meet Hutch via a lawn mowing exchange for housing at 23

gas powered lawn mower produces the same amount of air pollution in one hour as 11 new cars driven for one hour.*

I have used electric mowers since the 80s, and I'm at one with the extension cord.  When the current one I own (which I got for free) dies I'm 100% getting a battery-powered one.  Love my battery-powered weed whacker


*I'm a two-stroke scooter guy...so I pollute in my own special way too (although if I come up with $2k I'm going to convert my 1969 Primavera to electric)
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Re: The Home Improvement Thread
« Reply #37 on: May 12, 2020, 09:07:33 pm »
I'm a two-stroke . . . guy so I pollute in my own special way too
So many marriages in trouble on here.
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Yada

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Re: The Home Improvement Thread
« Reply #38 on: May 12, 2020, 09:16:10 pm »
What kind of respectable 40+ man doesn't mow his own lawn? Yuppie.

I'm not 40.  :)
damn whippersnapper!
I mowed lawns as a teen hatch and made some pretty good scratch being a sole proprietor in a well off neighborhood
So the thought of paying someone to mow my lawn...just can't do it.
In fact, I meet Hutch via a lawn mowing exchange for housing at 23

gas powered lawn mower produces the same amount of air pollution in one hour as 11 new cars driven for one hour.*

I have used electric mowers since the 80s, and I'm at one with the extension cord.  When the current one I own (which I got for free) dies I'm 100% getting a battery-powered one.  Love my battery-powered weed whacker


*I'm a two-stroke scooter guy...so I pollute in my own special way too (although if I come up with $2k I'm going to convert my 1969 Primavera to electric)

Believe me... I mowed many a lawns from 1992 until 1998 and then from 2010 until 2015.

$30 a pop is a no brainier when you and your partner were at one time both working 50+ hour a week work week with two kids under five.

Even though still not in that current situation, it's $ well spent round these parts... Not that I'd ever see eye to eye with Space on really anything... And especially anything that involves spending money. I also take space as a once every four week or until grass is knee high, whichever comes first, kind of mower.

Space Freely

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Re: The Home Improvement Thread
« Reply #39 on: May 12, 2020, 09:21:59 pm »
I save the lawn mowing money for things I can't do, like plumbing jobs. Or things I'd fuck up, like drywall. I mow it when it needs mowing. We don't put chemicals on our lawn, so it's mostly weeds at this point anyway. At least it's green.

 I'd pay my kid to do it, but she refuses to do any chores and is afraid to go in the garage.

Generally I love living in the burbs but one complaint i have is there's always some kind of lawn equipment making noise when we sit on our deck for a meal. Always.
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« Reply #40 on: May 12, 2020, 09:41:31 pm »
I live on three acres, half of which is mowable.  We have so many natural springs on our property, that the entire thing has to be done by push mower only; riding lawn mowers get stuck.  By me . . . I die, every time.  We used to hire a college kid, who would do it with his shirt off, and then he got a real job.  Stupid college influence.

Thanks, obamacare.

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Re: The Home Improvement Thread
« Reply #41 on: May 13, 2020, 02:40:59 pm »
We used to hire a college kid, who would do it with his shirt off, and then he got a real job.  Stupid college influence.

Good to know porn has the same story, gay or straight.
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Re: The Home Improvement Thread
« Reply #42 on: May 13, 2020, 02:44:04 pm »
I'm pretty sure my favorite story here is sweetcell telling Space to cheat a local business over $7 fucking dollars..
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Re: The Home Improvement Thread
« Reply #43 on: May 13, 2020, 02:48:42 pm »
^that was a curveball I wasn't expecting from sweets
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Re: The Home Improvement Thread
« Reply #44 on: May 13, 2020, 03:14:29 pm »
I'm pretty sure my favorite story here is sweetcell telling Space to cheat a local business over $7 fucking dollars..

I live in the burbs, not a million dollar condo in a select SF neighborhood. I'm pretty sure my only hardware store option is Home Depot, not a loveable mom and pop. Does that make Sweetcell's deviousness more palatable?