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The Home Ownership Thread

Discussion in 'Fine Living, Home, Design & Auto' started by Douglas, Jan 31, 2012.

  1. Master-Classter

    Master-Classter Senior member

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    I know nothing of the craft but if you tell me they spray logs with water while cutting, I would have assumed that it keeps the blade from heating up too much and/or burning the wood, or maybe keeps the sawdust spray down?
     
  2. SkinnyGoomba

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    I'm citing an extreme and an ideal, logs are sustained in various ways until milling in a reasonable amount of time. Anchor seal helps and wetting them down. Some woods are also a lot more resistant to rot than others, I understand that a wood like Yellow cedar can stand dead for hundreds of years.

    JMO. I would check the log for intense end checking before you devote the time to sawing it up.
     
  3. Ataturk

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    Many mills use water to lubricate the blade when cutting, but I was talking about storage. Logs (especially pine) waiting to be cut are sprayed continuously with water to keep them wet. Back in the day they kept them in ponds.

    End checking is a real thing, for sure, especially on short logs. But on long ones? It rarely seems to go more than a foot or so in, at least around here. But logs here don't dry out, they just turn to mush. So I don't know how representative my experience is.
     
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  4. Master-Classter

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  5. dcg

    dcg Senior member

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    Bought new area rug
    Laid it down
    Not two hours later, dog walks into room
    Dog immediately throws up on rug
    This is why we can't have nice things
     
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  6. Piobaire

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    Monday morning cat ran 45 feet across tile to puke on rug. I could tell by the look on his fact it was a close thing and he almost missed the rug.
     
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  7. dcg

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    What the hell is so bad about puking on tile or hardwood? My dog refuses to puke on those surfaces. She will go for rug/carpet 100% of the time.
     
  8. Piobaire

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    They're just fucking with us.
     
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  9. dcg

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    It's the only answer that makes sense
     
  10. Gibonius

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    I think they like having something to grip on to when they're doing their horrible businesses.
     
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  11. brokencycle

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    You're all suckers. My dog is well trained to run to the door when he has to puke. He's only thrown up indoors a handful of times and it has always been by the door because a human couldn't let him out fast enough.
     
  12. sugarbutch

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    If you allow your pets to soil your possessions, you're a cuck.
     
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  13. emptym

    emptym Senior member Moderator

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    Damn, the past several posts have been SF at its best.
     
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  14. jbarwick

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    Our dog sometimes throws up and when I hear the inevitable sound of her getting ready to I just think "F*CK!". It is a sense of dread and urgency at the same time. Where is she? Can I get her outside fast enough?
     
  15. idfnl

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    See? Kicking animals into submissive behavior does work after all.



    Dogs are a colossal pain in the ass. I can't understand why people have them, especially in dense cities. It's a giant time suck, and the root of endlessly boring dinner party conversation. Not to mention you have to plan your life around their piss and shit limits.

    And yes, they cuck up your rugs.
     
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  16. SirReveller

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    I'll admit I've so far left the dog at the kennel post vacay. A brisk winter night walk is rejuvenating..but not daily. Ownership rocks in summer. You meet all of your neighbors too.

    ...+ you don't need a home alarm. And the dog loves you blindly. Cat = that moody ex gf you once had.

    ....Did I mention a dog will actually attack a burglar? :p
     
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    You live next to a golf-course, do you let your cat out? He might enjoy barfing on that golf course and save your rugs.

    P.S. Having pets in cages in your city apartments is an animal cruelty. If you own a dog you must live on the farm or at least have a few acres of land for them to run on. Same goes for cats , if you keep them jailed indoors all their lives, you are a selfish cuck.
     
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  18. SirReveller

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    Cats don't need to go outside, bruh. They only need to hang by the window weekday mornings and laugh at dreary commuters. I am also to understand they are partial to lasagna.
     
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  19. gnatty8

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    Our dog did the same at our cabin, only she ran from the hardwood to puke on the rug at the front door, then reversed course, ran across tile and wood to puke on the rug at the back door for good measure..
     
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    Sounds like your dog was trying to exit your house, may be a pet-door is in order?
     

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