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Old 06-30-2009, 08:23 PM
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Old 06-30-2009, 08:32 PM
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I don't get what was wrong with the sink in the first one before the repair. It's still hilarious, though. Like a Rube Goldberg sink.
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Old 06-30-2009, 08:34 PM
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I don't get what was wrong with the sink in the first one before the repair. It's still hilarious, though. Like a Rube Goldberg sink.
I think there was no hot water, so the electric tea kettle heated it
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Old 06-30-2009, 08:35 PM
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:lol: Genius!
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Old 06-30-2009, 08:40 PM
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Notice the scrubby and dishwashing soap. Now that's dedication to kitchen hygiene right there.
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Old 06-30-2009, 08:41 PM
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This one is actually ubercool:

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Old 06-30-2009, 08:45 PM
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Very energy efficient, I bet. The bus too.
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Old 06-30-2009, 08:54 PM
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I had a tower that looked like this once :giggles:

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The bus and the hobbit hole or whatever are awesome.
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Old 06-30-2009, 11:01 PM
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Love that duct tape picture! I didn't know Red Green was now working for Air Canada.

I printed out the airline deferred maintenance photo (duct-tape!) and am circulating it through the professional staff with this note:

"On your flight to the conference this year, I hope you don't look out your window seat window and see this."

I'm thinking of doing another that has "DEFERRED MAINTENANCE EPITOMIZED".
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Old 07-01-2009, 12:47 AM
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Yeah, the boulder house is pretty cool, though the 'wall installation' could use a bit of work. The schoolbus is cool in a post apocalyptic sort of way.


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Old 07-01-2009, 02:35 PM
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Old 07-01-2009, 06:16 PM
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Very energy efficient, I bet. The bus too.
What do you mean? that bus gets, like, zero miles per gallon.

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Old 07-01-2009, 06:22 PM
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:giggle: Srsly tho, dwellings built below ground level -- or in this case jammed into ground level -- maintain a level temperature without artificial climate control.
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Old 07-01-2009, 08:36 PM
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I am under the impression that it takes a bit more than that to really maintain a level temperature. I assume the bus is easier to heat/cool than it would be up in the air, but it probably still has temperature issues. The boulder house might be a bit better in that respect. Hard to say.
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Old 07-01-2009, 08:39 PM
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Well, obviously the bus isn't really underground so it's not likely to garner the full benefits of subterranean dwellings. My parents' root cellar, otoh, is a constant 65:degrees: year round.
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Old 07-01-2009, 08:54 PM
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Ooh. That sounds like a nice temperature.
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Old 07-01-2009, 10:20 PM
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I actually have a pic I can submit :blush:

It's the cutlery rack in my dishwasher, it is falling apart at the bottom and knives keep falling through, so I wrapped/threaded wire all through the bottom to keep that from happening. :laugh:
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Old 07-01-2009, 10:21 PM
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Plz to cough up picture of ghetto repairs kthx.
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Yes, pics plz.
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Old 07-01-2009, 10:52 PM
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I was the 13th owner of my house in Vegas, and the toilet wouldn't flush, so I opened the tank to find they had replaced the arm part of the cock and ball assembly with a coat hanger, custom bent to the right shape. It had rusted and broke in half.

A new arm is like 2.00

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Old 07-02-2009, 12:07 AM
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Correction: $2 and a trip to the hardware store.

In my house in Denver, someone had gotten one of those molded plastic shower enclosures and just nailed it into the wall, right over the window and everything.

Also, there were outdoor door knobs, with key locks, on the bathroom and one of the bedrooms, and they both locked from outside the rooms. I don't know if that was just incompetent or creepy, though.
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Good lord, how old are you?
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OMG how embarrassing :laugh: this is the cutlery rack in my dishwasher.
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