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post #3436 of 5749
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@SkinnyGoomba
 - I did not know side grain was not considered true butchers block.  The overhang will only be 2 inches on 3 sides with 1 extended a little further to create and area to pull a stool up to.  I will have to ask about the support under that end.  I doubt we will cut directly on it as clean up would be messy but you never know.  

You can cut on it all the same, but end grain is both easier on the knife and 'self healing' so it hides cuts better.
post #3437 of 5749
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Originally Posted by JohnGalt View Post

Got home yesterday afternoon and my thermostat was reporting that it wasn't receiving any power. Mind you, it's been ~105 deg. with the heat index and ridiculous humidity. Switched out the thermostat, reset the breakers - no luck. Called the hvac company and they tell me about an hour for a technician - I wasn't going overnight without a/c...the kids would have been miserable (as would I).

While waiting I do some research on the interwebs and learn a bit about how these systems are designed. I end up finding a blown 3A fuse on the furnace circuit board. Rush to get to home depot for a replacement before the service tech gets here (in case I'm right, I'll cancel the call). In my rush I hop into the car and sit on my new sunglasses, destroying them shog[1].gif

Get to Home Depot and find out they don't carry 3A fuses so have to go to an auto parts store. Tech gets to my house 2 minutes before me...of course I was right and the fuse was the issue.

Now wondering how much I'm going to be billed for a Sunday night call baldy[1].gif

At least it was fixed. We were without power completely.
post #3438 of 5749
John, I know that feeling I was in my workshop a few weeks back and water started pooling above the ceiling. I'd been chasing a squealing sound in the pipes for a few weeks and so my wife thinks it's related and asks me to call a plumber.

Well, turns out it was completely unrelated and a quick fix....but then I ask him to chase the squeal. He assumes it was the bladder for the water heater (which was also bad) and changes that. The damn squeal gets worse and we've paid $300~ for the repair.

I continue chasing the squeal and narrow it down to the toilet....now that it's more consistent. So I believe i have it narrowed down to the shut off valve at the toilet since rotating makes the noise happen. I change it.....nothing...still the same noise.

A couple days later I decide to simply replace the internals of the toilet and finally end up fixing the noise since after all that it was actually the toilet fill valve making the noise....shog[1].gif

Then, as a bonus I got to replace a good portion of the drywall for the ceiling in the basement... a great way to enjoy the weekend, IMO. plain.gif
post #3439 of 5749
So a guy is crawling around inside my ceiling right now. Had to cut his way in.
post #3440 of 5749
The trick is to cut the hole in the ceiling and not in the floor above it.
post #3441 of 5749
He actually cut it inside the top built in of my fireplace wall. Perfect spot as I'm getting that entire wall redone.
post #3442 of 5749
Okay, I'm getting fucking bummed as I watch the cost of my drywall repair go up. They had to cut a couple more access holes. Turns out all my interior walls are sheared. Now, that explains why sound doesn't carry between rooms, and I'm glad it's so sturdily built, but damn for retrocabling. On the plus side they're going to pull a run from the router in my closet, across the entire house to the front bedroom, so I have a hard wire connect and can hook a router and wireless extender there.
post #3443 of 5749
It's done! So, so sweet. Well worth a couple of days of fluster.
post #3444 of 5749
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Originally Posted by Piobaire View Post

Okay, I'm getting fucking bummed as I watch the cost of my drywall repair go up. They had to cut a couple more access holes. Turns out all my interior walls are sheared. Now, that explains why sound doesn't carry between rooms, and I'm glad it's so sturdily built, but damn for retrocabling. On the plus side they're going to pull a run from the router in my closet, across the entire house to the front bedroom, so I have a hard wire connect and can hook a router and wireless extender there.

Safe to say they were not expecting that. Glad to hear you are enjoying!

I would like to build a house at some point and I think it's interesting to see what you feel you need during the planning/building stages and what you feel you need 5-10 years later.

I go through a version of this in my furniture builds, there is always some insight gained during the process and subsequent use that always leads to minor changes to follow up projects.
post #3445 of 5749
So nice having a data drop on the other side of the house from my router. Four port hub to hard wire the desk top I do my music recording on and a wi-fi booster for everything else. Ahhh, so nice.
post #3446 of 5749

Our wifi in our house is pretty good even though it is located on an outside wall.  Never have issues other than comcast interuptions.  Currently pay ~$90 a month for 50Mbps but Google Fiber is coming to town with Gigabit for $70.

 

Still no word on our kitchen island but no real rush.

post #3447 of 5749
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Originally Posted by jbarwick View Post

Our wifi in our house is pretty good even though it is located on an outside wall.  Never have issues other than comcast interuptions.  Currently pay ~$90 a month for 50Mbps but Google Fiber is coming to town with Gigabit for $70.

Still no word on our kitchen island but no real rush.

When you're doing big data moves you really notice hardwire vs. wifi. Also, my router has to cover a fair sized footprint so the boost is nice.
post #3448 of 5749
Wired gigabit connections are where its at!
post #3449 of 5749
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Wired gigabit connections are where its at!

I wish we could get gigabit. CenturyLink has been promising to have it in our area this year. We tried going with them last year, but the best they could do was 20Mb down and 1Mb up. The performance was awful. Who cares about download speed when your pings are 200+ms. Only useful for transferring large files, not browsing the web or gaming.
post #3450 of 5749
I got dat FIOS with 75 down and up.
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