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[#] Fri May 01 2009 12:13:31 EDT from Ford II @ Uncensored

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here's another good one with the hisotry of oil prices...
http://tonto.eia.doe.gov/dnav/pet/hist/rhonyhd.htm

[#] Thu May 07 2009 14:32:58 EDT from IGnatius T Foobar @ Uncensored

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Anyone know what the minimum pitch for a gutter needs to be?

[#] Thu May 07 2009 16:04:01 EDT from Ragnar Danneskjold @ Uncensored

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1/16th of an inch per foot. If it's greater than 30 feet, the gutter should slant in each direction.

[#] Wed May 13 2009 14:05:57 EDT from Ladyhawke @ Uncensored

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and then you should be prepared for the weird house that jack built effect that goes with the slanting....



[#] Wed May 13 2009 20:58:41 EDT from Harbard @ Uncensored

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You'll never notice that little bit of slant.  It's less than 2 inches per 30 feet.



[#] Sun May 17 2009 00:43:33 EDT from IGnatius T Foobar @ Uncensored

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For now it doesn't matter. I blew off the gutter project today to go bicycle riding with the IGlet.

[#] Sun May 24 2009 15:24:26 EDT from Harbard @ Uncensored

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Tried cutting down a tree the other day.  Now I am going out to finish it.  Had to buy a chain for my chainsaw.  The old one was so dull I wouldn't even be able to stop a zombie with it.



[#] Wed May 27 2009 23:09:32 EDT from IGnatius T Foobar @ Uncensored

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Interestingly, it's difficult to find instructions for pruning a tree with a chainsaw. I guess it's because no one wants to be held responsible for any accidents you might have while operating a chainsaw while standing on a ladder.

The instruction booklet for my chainsaw assumes that you want to cut up a tree that is already on the ground and there's nothing but you and the tree for 100 feet in any direction.

[#] Mon Jun 01 2009 17:31:06 EDT from Ford II @ Uncensored

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Yeah, I wouldn't use a chainsaw on a ladder.
Better, I'd get a long pole and attach the chainsaw to that so you can stand on the ground while you do it.
They also have manual saws on long poles so you can saw off tree limbs from the ground. Actually not so bad, because the weight of the pole helps apply pressure against the branch you're sawing off.

[#] Mon Jun 01 2009 22:59:11 EDT from Animal @ Uncensored

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Rent a JLG. They're far more fun than ladders are. :)

[#] Mon Jun 01 2009 23:23:56 EDT from IGnatius T Foobar @ Uncensored

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Now you're talking. I would love to have a lift for doing jobs around the yard and house.

[#] Tue Jun 16 2009 09:02:09 EDT from Ladyhawke @ Uncensored

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ironically, i just sold one....Had the damnest time getting rid of it too!



[#] Wed Sep 09 2009 08:56:19 EDT from fleeb @ Uncensored

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I guess this is as good a place as any.

My homeowner's association (for a condominium) never responded to me about my concerns that they're overstepping their boundaries in saying they can effectively break into our homes and charge us for the pleasure for the sake of replacing sprinkler heads. I've asked them numerous times to explain where they come off saying they can do this, but they haven't answered.

So, I guess I am going to have to resort to a mass-mailing. I've never done that before, but these guys clearly aren't paying attention to this issue.

Basically, the board claims our by-laws tell them they may break into our homes over an 'emergency', and then they declaired the need to replace sprinkler heads constitutes an 'emergency'. But, the law doesn't recognize that as an emergency... to the law, an emergency is something sudden, something that requires immediate attention. You cannot schedule emergencies, which is effectively what the board said they could do.

I warned the board against this, but they ignored me. So, I guess I need to go to the community at large, and warn them that the board thinks they can violate their property rights.

[#] Wed Sep 09 2009 11:04:49 EDT from wizard of aahz @ Uncensored

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Any chance of reporting a breaking and entering to the police?

[#] Wed Sep 09 2009 11:06:16 EDT from wizard of aahz @ Uncensored

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Or at least threatening such an action. Explain in the letter that you're very happy to schedule a time with them to handle the changeover. But an unauthorized entry into the home is not going to be allowed. Also, do people in your community keep pets? If so, are any of them aggressive? Will the board be handling them appropriately? What happens if a cat or a dog escapes? The board is NOT thinking this through. You are very correct.

[#] Wed Sep 09 2009 11:14:20 EDT from fleeb @ Uncensored

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So far, I do not think the board has made good on this threat.

However, even if the board is only intending this to be a threat, I think it's extremely bad practice. Never make a threat you can't back.

Because the board hasn't actually done this to anyone yet, no lawsuit can be tendered. However, if I send a mailing taking the board to task for this threat, it will help the rest of the community to realize that the board is full of shit.

Some people in our community do have pets. I don't know if any are aggressive (probably not, but it's a large community, so it's possible). I am sure the board hasn't thought through how they'd deal with a bad pet, so they'd probably kill it.

The board does have a right to enter our home in the event of an emergency.
I really get that, and I'm okay with it (or I wouldn't have bought the condominium).
However, there are certainly limits on what constitutes an 'emergency'. Apparently, the board doesn't know, and the management company they switched to hasn't advised them otherwise (even though I have, several times).

Most galling to me is that the board has failed to respond to me, even when I threatened to escalate if they don't get some kind of response back to me.
So, I'm going to escalate.

[#] Wed Sep 09 2009 15:02:02 EDT from Animal @ Uncensored

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Here in CO we have a "Make my day" law. Basically gives homeowners the
right to use firearms against those breaking into their house.

I think looking down the barrel of a 9mm with a laser sight on the side
would be a rather effective method of saying "No" to your HOA.

[#] Wed Sep 09 2009 15:49:51 EDT from Ford II @ Uncensored

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I warned the board against this, but they ignored me. So, I guess I

need to go to the community at large, and warn them that the board
thinks they can violate their property rights.

If you joined them, then left, beat them!

[#] Wed Sep 09 2009 19:37:28 EDT from fleeb @ Uncensored

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Wed Sep 09 2009 15:49:51 EDT from Ford II @ Uncensored
I warned the board against this, but they ignored me. So, I guess I
need to go to the community at large, and warn them that the board
thinks they can violate their property rights.

If you joined them, then left, beat them!

My letter may have that effect.



[#] Thu Sep 10 2009 22:55:16 EDT from IGnatius T Foobar @ Uncensored

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Here in CO we have a "Make my day" law. Basically gives homeowners the

right to use firearms against those breaking into their house.

When you say things like that it really makes me wish I lived in America.

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