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Blockheaded Blubberboy
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PostPosted: 01-18-2018 06:09 PM           Profile Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


Started my new job last Monday. Very chill company. Nice office and vehicle. It's going to be great working with adequate support staff and today's technology.

Here are a couple of pictures from one of the projects I'll be working on. We will be renovating a 90 year old high school and turning it into a community center.




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Kempston Joy
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PostPosted: 01-18-2018 11:38 PM           Profile   Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


90 years olds???




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Unquantifiable Abstract
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PostPosted: 01-19-2018 12:43 AM           Profile   Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


Doombrain wrote:
I spent 4K on waveform LES and probably have better eye sight than you, but in real life, for real.


I wanted mine done too but sadly I have some serious bonk eye going on so the tech can't help me out (astigmatism)




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Kempston Joy
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PostPosted: 01-19-2018 01:16 AM           Profile   Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


really? it's come on a long way, when was that? PS, it hurts like fuck when the drugs wear off.




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PostPosted: 01-19-2018 01:55 AM           Profile   Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


I went in for a consultation about 18 months ago




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Kempston Joy
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PostPosted: 01-19-2018 06:01 AM           Profile   Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


lol at your shit eyes in that case.




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Messatsu Ko Jy-ouu
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PostPosted: 01-19-2018 06:36 AM           Profile   Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


yea i gotta have my eyes checked as well again. a decade ago they couldnt do shit but hey... a decade.




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I'm the dude!
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PostPosted: 01-19-2018 06:40 AM           Profile Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


The whole, slice your eye open and flip up the flap like a can of beans thing is terrifying.



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Messatsu Ko Jy-ouu
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PostPosted: 01-19-2018 06:43 AM           Profile   Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


Meh I can deal. Rather have that than tired eyes at 5pm.




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Messatsu Ko Jy-ouu
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PostPosted: 01-19-2018 06:44 AM           Profile   Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


Also: whats new in ur world

Leaving for company skitrip in an hour :up:
Austria, prepare your body.




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Kempston Joy
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PostPosted: 01-19-2018 07:17 AM           Profile   Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


it's the smell of burning most can't deal with. For me it was the huge Space Jocky machine over my eye i didn't like.




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Blockheaded Blubberboy
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PostPosted: 01-19-2018 08:11 AM           Profile Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


I went for a consult last year, thinking at 47 there has to be some improvement available. They told me my vision was still too good to justify any type of surgery. 20/30 and can still read small text. But then again I've never had a broken bone or a cavity. :smirk:




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Kempston Joy
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PostPosted: 01-19-2018 08:19 AM           Profile   Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


it's all those bovine hormones you were pumped full of in the 70s...




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Blockheaded Blubberboy
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PostPosted: 01-19-2018 11:52 AM           Profile Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


More like superior genetics. Something you inbred island dwellers don't know much about.




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Kempston Joy
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PostPosted: 01-19-2018 12:01 PM           Profile   Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


Says the cow who's family never traveled more than a few hundred miles.




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Blockheaded Blubberboy
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PostPosted: 01-19-2018 12:19 PM           Profile Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


Says the wonk eyed, snaggle toothed, cross dressing peddle biker that doesn't know shit about me or my family.




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Kempston Joy
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PostPosted: 01-19-2018 01:17 PM           Profile   Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


Triggered.




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Unquantifiable Abstract
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PostPosted: 01-19-2018 02:58 PM           Profile   Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


Doombrain wrote:
lol at your shit eyes in that case.


Yeah, they are fucking terrible to be fair :olo:




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Blockheaded Blubberboy
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PostPosted: 01-19-2018 04:36 PM           Profile Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


Doombrain wrote:
Triggered.


Ownt.




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Kempston Joy
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PostPosted: 01-20-2018 06:59 AM           Profile   Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


words :olo:




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Truffle Shuffle
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PostPosted: 01-20-2018 07:06 AM           Profile Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


Well, letters.



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Messatsu Ko Jy-ouu
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PostPosted: 01-20-2018 09:46 AM           Profile   Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


reply :olo:




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PostPosted: 01-20-2018 11:06 AM           Profile Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


:olo: pink pixels :olo:




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PostPosted: 01-20-2018 11:33 AM           Profile   Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


:olo: lines of code :olo:




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Kempston Joy
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PostPosted: 01-20-2018 11:59 AM           Profile   Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


New sofas :olo:




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Bück Dich
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PostPosted: 01-20-2018 05:16 PM           Profile Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


Welcome back to Blighty, Foo!



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Just another Earthling
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PostPosted: 01-21-2018 07:03 PM           Profile Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


Whiskey 7 wrote:
.............. our hot water system housed in the same cupboard. Seems I am up for a replacement and soon :tear:


The hot water system was changed over this morning and all went well thankfully. My concern was that they may have needed to disconnect the air-conditioning unit and that would have been expensive. Another Owner in the apartment complex had there AC unit reconditioned recently and at a cost of $4.5K :eek:

The HWS cost me $2K today. Plumbers and electricians are expensive (the hot water system was about $1K). Oh well, it won't have to be done again for years (hot water system capacity 315 litre )and having a 13 year lifespan doesn't see too bad I suppose.



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Blockheaded Blubberboy
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PostPosted: 01-22-2018 05:15 AM           Profile Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


$2K seems a bit steep? When you say hot water "system" is that something more than a water heater? Do you have a gas or an electric water heater?

Here, an electric water heater is around $400 and a gas is around $500 (of course you could pay more). With the advent of Sharkbite fittings and flexible hose, the average person can pretty easily change out a water heater. All you need is a few basic tools and a couple of YouTube videos.




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Lead Pipe Mafia
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PostPosted: 01-22-2018 05:22 AM           Profile   Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


Sharkbites are pretty fucking awesome.




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Kempston Joy
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PostPosted: 01-22-2018 05:49 AM           Profile   Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


YourGrandpa wrote:
$2K seems a bit steep? When you say hot water "system" is that something more than a water heater? Do you have a gas or an electric water heater?

Here, an electric water heater is around $400 and a gas is around $500 (of course you could pay more). With the advent of Sharkbite fittings and flexible hose, the average person can pretty easily change out a water heater. All you need is a few basic tools and a couple of YouTube videos.


Christ, you're so short-sighted. He lives on a totally different continent yet you're a fucking expert on local market structure, margin and services.

Typical Trump supporter mentality of someone that wants to live behind a wall.




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Truffle Shuffle
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PostPosted: 01-22-2018 06:20 AM           Profile Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


If you buy a Worcester boiler in the UK your talking 1500 quid alone. Some piece of shit will cost you in the region of 700 bucks.



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Cool #9
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PostPosted: 01-22-2018 06:23 AM           Profile   Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


Dunno what gramps is talking about, but a good condensing boiler for central heating and warm water easily costs €1500+ here.

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Truffle Shuffle
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PostPosted: 01-22-2018 06:29 AM           Profile Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


Aye, and the tanks don't cost much less, prolly just shy of 500-1k without fixtures and fittings. :shrug:



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Cool #9
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PostPosted: 01-22-2018 06:35 AM           Profile   Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


Gramps is from Florida, right? Maybe central heating isn't as big a thing there as it is here due to the warmer weather? Maybe that explains the huge price difference, because he would only need something to heat a bit of water when taking a shower. Having said that, modern boilers are equipped with all sorts of technological bells and whistles which put them quite a bit beyond a simple water heater.

edit:
also note that Whiskey is probably talking Australian dollars. 1 AUD = 0.80 USD




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Truffle Shuffle
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PostPosted: 01-22-2018 06:40 AM           Profile Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


Aye I realised this which is why I mentioned water tanks, Whisks got a big un too.



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