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The Chit Chat Chit Chat Thread

MinnieM123

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Did you forget to take the manual out before turning it on?:cautious: and ovens need to be run before using to burn off any residual chemicals. Wait you're cooking? Was the fire department and poison control alerted?:cautious:
What manual? The oven has a manual? :jawdrop: I do half recall the landlord mentioning to us (about 10 years ago) that it was a self-cleaning oven, but I haven't a clue how that's done. :p So I just do it old-style.

The oven cleaning spray I used is supposed to be used on a cold oven, and then wait about 4 hours and clean it out. So I didn't turn on the oven first, if that's what you were referring to above. Once I washed out all the gunk that the spray knocked out after 4 hours, I did at that point, turn on the oven to about 300 for maybe 10 minutes, just to burn off any residual chemical smell.

Sometimes I cook in the oven, but hubs tends to use it more than me. He also likes to get greasy stains inside -- and after a point, then the oven will start smoking if you turn it on. I wait for it to get to that point, and then force myself to clean it. :facepalm:
 

MinnieM123

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I agree... most of the time I never go in there, but twice this month I've needed to, to withdrawal larger sums of cash. Been a member with the credit union for 30 years. They are suppose to charge me $5 if I go inside for a transaction, but they never do...
Wait a minute! They charge you $5 to walk in there? Must be serving more than coffee and lollipops--maybe sandwiches and chips? :geek:
 

MinnieM123

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Disney is building all these hotels and rooms, where are these people going to go? The parks are crazy esp the MK. Though Epcot wasn't too bad.
I've had the exact same thought as you, when I've been reading about all the new hotels, etc. It will mean that the parks will reach critical mass more often -- not just on the big holiday or festival dates either. :(
 

figmentfan423

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Oh no, a big family thing. I was hoping you two could go out for a nice break, and some good food. I love going out to eat, and this week off from work was an excuse to do it more often! :happy:
Thank you at least I have my onion rings and chia/flax seed crackers in the dehydrator:joyfull: so I have the good food portion covered;) There's not a lot of places to go out to when doing a raw cleanse:rolleyes:
 

Goofyernmost

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What manual? The oven has a manual? :jawdrop: I do half recall the landlord mentioning to us (about 10 years ago) that it was a self-cleaning oven, but I haven't a clue how that's done. :p So I just do it old-style.

The oven cleaning spray I used is supposed to be used on a cold oven, and then wait about 4 hours and clean it out. So I didn't turn on the oven first, if that's what you were referring to above. Once I washed out all the gunk that the spray knocked out after 4 hours, I did at that point, turn on the oven to about 300 for maybe 10 minutes, just to burn off any residual chemical smell.

Sometimes I cook in the oven, but hubs tends to use it more than me. He also likes to get greasy stains inside -- and after a point, then the oven will start smoking if you turn it on. I wait for it to get to that point, and then force myself to clean it. :facepalm:
At least you haven't used the self cleaner to cook with. I once had a tenant that cooked a Christmas Turkey using the self cleaner. Two things about them, they run up to 500+ degrees and the door locks up until the cycle is done and it cools down enough to open it. They told me it cooked the bird perfectly. Sometimes ignorance is definitely bliss. I did tell them that could have easily burnt the place down, so please don't do that again.
 

figmentfan423

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At least you haven't used the self cleaner to cook with. I once had a tenant that cooked a Christmas Turkey using the self cleaner. Two things about them, they run up to 500+ degrees and the door locks up until the cycle is done and it cools down enough to open it. They told me it cooked the bird perfectly. Sometimes ignorance is definitely bliss. I did tell them that could have easily burnt the place down, so please don't do that again.
Please don't give her any ideas!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
 

wdwfan4ver

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Disney is building all these hotels and rooms, where are these people going to go? The parks are crazy esp the MK. Though Epcot wasn't too bad.
Epcot not being too bad is not a shock right now. Epcot does not have their major announcements completed yet. The last major stuff Epcot completed with the change for Mission Space: Green Team and Soarin' around the World.

I'm sure Guardians of the Galaxy coaster and the Ratatouille ride in France pavilion would be drawing some crowds into Epcot once they are completed.
 

donaldtoo

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That's great that you can do the brakes yourself. Hubs does probably 60% of all the mechanical repairs on our car, but will take it to our (trusted) mechanic for other things. It's really good that hubs has mechanical training (from years ago--had some sort of certification from a community college in Colorado).

Funny thing is that sometimes he'll diagnose a problem quicker than our own mechanic can. But hubs will pay him do the work, if it's something that has to be done up on a lift (which we obviously don't have), or if he doesn't have the right tools. There's also a few specific repairs that he just doesn't like to do, so he'll pay the mechanic to do those. But overall, he's saved us thousands of dollars over the years, because he can fix many things himself. :)

The front end work (late last year) had to do with a (rod?) that was ready to break (or something like that). He let the mechanic do that one, and do the (worn down) brakes at the same time. I will say that the car handled much better after that particular (rod, or whatever it was) replacement. (He had suspected that the car had been in some sort of accident, prior to when we bought it, used.)
Yep, and I don’t mind doing the brakes. As I posted, I haven’t payed for a set of brake pads in ages because AutoZone warranties them for the life of the car, and we tend to drive our cars ‘til they drop...!!!!! :hilarious:
Although it does require a bit of time, they’re simple enough to replace. I just need a hydraulic floor jack, a coupla’ jack stands, and after I remove the wheels I place them on their sides on the sides of the vehicle just behind the wheel wells for added safety.
Never had any formal training when it comes to auto repair, just mostly learned what I know from my pop and workin’ with friends on our cars.

I’ve also gone to the mechanic many times and mentioned to them what I thought the problem was, and that’s what it turned out to be. It just comes with years of experience.
When your car is stone cold dead and the motor won’t even turn over, you don’t assume you need a new car... ;) You start by checkin’ to see if the battery terminals and/or connectors are corroded/loose and then progress to the next most logical/more expensive thing, on up ‘til you find the problem. :geek:

I’ve probably posted most, if not all :hilarious:;), of this before...
The most involved auto work I ever did was help with rebuilding the engine of my youngest brothers ‘73 Pontiac LeMans. Great learning experience, but, one and done on that...!!! ;)
Next most fun was replacing the clutch on my buddies ‘75 Datsun (now Nissan) B-210, which, of course, involved dropping (removing) the transmission.
Next most fun after that was replacing a water pump on my BILs ‘81 Chevy Chevette...had to remove the timing cover and belt for that one which added extra time and tedium.
Beyond that, more water pumps, fuel pumps (when they were still mechanical and mounted on the engine block - not the electric ones mounted in the fuel tank these days), starters, etc.
I once replaced an upper radiator hose in a 7-Eleven parking lot with only a dime to use as a screwdriver...NO JOKE...!!!!!!! :joyfull::hilarious:
I noticed steam coming out from under the hood in my ‘71 Cutlass and pulled over into the 7-Eleven. When I popped the hood I could see the steam coming from a small crack in the hose. Then, when I looked over the hood I noticed an auto parts store directly across the street...!!! :) I went to the trunk of my car after purchasing the hose to get a flat blade screwdriver and realized I had taken my tools out to work on something else and never put them back in the car...!!!!! :facepalm::hilarious:
Found one thin dime in my pocket, and that was enough to do the trick with tightening the hose clamps...!!!!!!! :joyfull::happy:;):)
But, yes, these days we pay mechanics to do most of those types of repairs...!!! :bored:;):)

BTW...
The rod sounds like a tie rod. It’s a steering-related component...!!! :)
 
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