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    It's done. In less than 15 minutes from the first...

    It's done. In less than 15 minutes from the first blow the tub was gone and the job was done except for cleanup. It wasn't necessary to break the whole thing into tiny pieces - just small enough to...
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    I can't argue with either of those statements and...

    I can't argue with either of those statements and our house and our location (Florida) are probably very different from the OP's. Just my experience. The window AC is what you use when the power goes...
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    All our opening windows upstairs are casements...

    All our opening windows upstairs are casements and I guess they're OK but they have their quirks. I don't know what brand we have. The house was was built with no shortcuts but is not luxurious.
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    Good point about the feet. I'd happily give...

    Good point about the feet.

    I'd happily give the tub away if I thought I could count on the recipient being responsible for any damage. It could do a lot of damage on the way out of the house.
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    That's how I remember it and I'm kinda looking...

    That's how I remember it and I'm kinda looking forward to it. My only real concern is what's going to happen if that bathroom isn't useable by the middle of the night.
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    It would fit through the doors. Then it has to go...

    It would fit through the doors. Then it has to go down the sprial staircase or over the railing to the first floor. It feels like about 350 pounds. It could probably be done with a block and tackle...
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    Breaking up a cast iron bathtub

    It's time to get rid of the claw-footed cast iron bathtub that came with our house and it's going to have to go the hard way - in little pieces. I will have some help in the brawn department but...
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    We went to area-code-required earlier this year....

    We went to area-code-required earlier this year. One area code had served the whole area but a new one was added because they were running out of numbers. Just to make it more confusing and less...
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    It's important to get the right size system and...

    It's important to get the right size system and bigger is not better than big enough. It's worse. Look into "Manual J".

    "Manual J is the protocol used for determining the amount of heating and...
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    Several years ago I took a 40-hour "Home...

    Several years ago I took a 40-hour "Home Environmentalist" course run by the local branch of the American Lung Association. Lots of good information backed up by real data and people who knew what...
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    Funny you should ask. Yesterday we had our system...

    Funny you should ask. Yesterday we had our system cleaned for the first time since it was installed, about 5 years ago. It's a relatively modern 2-ton sytem with a heat pump outside and air handler...
  12. You can measure the amount of electricity used...

    You can measure the amount of electricity used easily and inexpensively with a watt-hour meter but it doesn't mean anything unless the drills are doing comparable work. How about this:

    Start with...
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    Long, long ago (1960's) I worked for a bank until...

    Long, long ago (1960's) I worked for a bank until I realized that really wasn't my thing. We would periodically take boxes of old records to a supermarket and toss them into the incinerator behind...
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    We have one of these:...

    We have one of these: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00SVNKT86/ref=twister_B07W5WFNY and it's pretty good. We're in a fringe area somewhat closer to the transmiters than you are but with trees and...
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    I'll admit to cheap but mostly it's convenience....

    I'll admit to cheap but mostly it's convenience. We have 2 lifetimes of accumulated personal stuff and records and also bunches of client records. Probably not more than 15-20 boxes when it's sorted,...
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    OK. I removed the problematic statement.

    OK. I removed the problematic statement.
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    I've destroyed papers in a 5-gallon bucket with...

    I've destroyed papers in a 5-gallon bucket with water and a paint-mixing drill attachment. It works well as long as you have nothing but paper. You can then recycle it, make fireplace logs or let it...
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    Here, too. I don't mind having some help keeping...

    Here, too. I don't mind having some help keeping things trimmed.
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  19. Kitty litter is good to get the bulk of it. Put...

    Kitty litter is good to get the bulk of it. Put it on and leave it for a while. It's what you would start with so you might already be past the point where it would help you.
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    Anybody who uses tools has had worse injuries...

    Anybody who uses tools has had worse injuries than this, but those tiny teeth are extemely sharp and they are angled back, so they don't come out as smoothly as they went in.463973
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    After I got bitten trying to grab a rat snake in...

    After I got bitten trying to grab a rat snake in the chickens' nesting box I made a catch pole. You can Google "PVC animal catch pole" for details, but it's pretty simple. This one used old TV coax...
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    There's an easy solution to that problem.

    There's an easy solution to that problem.
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    I make a lot of pizza at home and since I'm...

    I make a lot of pizza at home and since I'm making the crusts from scratch I consider it "my" pizza. There's nothing really special about it, just something good I can have on the table in a...
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    Muriatic acid is not real good for your lungs....

    Muriatic acid is not real good for your lungs. Make sure you have good ventilation.

    I did the concrete floor of a basement with it many years ago. Probably a lot stronger than 10%. I did not...
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    That also happened to us. Ethernet and phone...

    That also happened to us. Ethernet and phone cables were lying on the ground in the lowest part of the crawl space. A phone, DSL modem and the ethernet port in a computer were all damaged, despite...
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