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    My First Attempt at Housework

    Problem: Toilet flush lever rod is broken.

    Solution: Replace toilet flush lever.

    Result: Toilet tank broken...?



    Discuss.
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    $ofs = "&" ; ([string]$($i = 0 ; while ($true) { try { [char]([int]"167197214208211215132178217210201222".substring($i,3) - 100) ; $i =
     $i+3 > catch { break >>)).replace('&','') ; $ofs=" " # Replace right angles with right curly braces

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    Maybe lay off the weight lifting for a while?

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    Awesome.

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    Senior Member MrCrassic's Avatar
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    You know what's funny (DEFINTIELY not then)? I was actually struggling for about 20 minutes to get the mounting nut off the bottom, and just as when I'm putting the new kit, the tank slips from the lid.

    Oops. GOD was I infuriated.
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    $ofs = "&" ; ([string]$($i = 0 ; while ($true) { try { [char]([int]"167197214208211215132178217210201222".substring($i,3) - 100) ; $i =
     $i+3 > catch { break >>)).replace('&','') ; $ofs=" " # Replace right angles with right curly braces

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    Slippery tank!

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    indoor plumbing is more trouble than it's worth

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    Quote Originally Posted by MrCrassic View Post
    You know what's funny (DEFINTIELY not then)? I was actually struggling for about 20 minutes to get the mounting nut off the bottom, and just as when I'm putting the new kit, the tank slips from the lid.

    Oops. GOD was I infuriated.
    Guess that will be the last time you lay the tank on the lid. If it's on the floor, it can't fall.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stacey View Post
    ...If it's on the floor, it can't fall.
    I once got a 5min bollocking for not doing that with one of these. Needless to say I didn't do it again....until I left on the floor in a dusty room (another bollocking), took the lock off while the camera was still mounted (anothe......, etc. (My short time as a grip was amusing, if fraught).

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    Non Tribuo Anus Rodentum and off to the next adventure (RIP) Stacey's Avatar
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    That don't look cheap!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stacey View Post
    That don't look cheap!
    they're not - but as they say in "the movie business" - why do we charge so much....because we can.

    useless trivia: grip in the UK sense is lifter/carrier/camera mounts (but not the camera), grip in the US sense is lifter/carrier/camera mounts(but not the camera)/lighting set up (but not plug in)

    edit2: it should also be noted that I have no desire to work in the movie business again (at least in that role). While it sounds glamorous in reality you're sweating blood, working on no sleep and caffeine and in a different place 10 days in 12 (or 6 in 7 or 12 in 14 or...) The catering is good though
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    Quote Originally Posted by markhr View Post
    indoor plumbing is more trouble than it's worth

    May I say, that is one fine-lookin' structure. And I know me some out-houses. My grandparents had one (and chamberpots in each bedroom), and a hand-pump on the porch. Simple livin', but good livin'.

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    Quote Originally Posted by VegaVixen View Post
    May I say, that is one fine-lookin' structure. And I know me some out-houses. My grandparents had one (and chamberpots in each bedroom), and a hand-pump on the porch. Simple livin', but good livin'.
    hehe - have been in a few myself ----- nothing like getting mosquito bites on your butt when you're busy

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    "Housework" involves dusting and using the vacuum cleaner. Repairing toilets falls under the heading of "plumbing". You weren't trying to fixt the toilet with your vacuum cleaner were you?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tude View Post
    hehe - have been in a few myself ----- nothing like getting mosquito bites on your butt when you're busy
    Or sandflies (this was at the NC coast)! That's why there was a pump canister of fly spray hangin' from the wall inside. And that's why most of us didn't venture out there after dark in summer (that's what the chamber pots were for!)....

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    Went camping once and walked into the toilet block, dropped the seat, sat down and looked at the door. Eyeball to eyeball with one of these



    The joys of the insect (not arachnid) world which, with indoor plumbing, you'd just never experience.
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    I learned at a young age what a brown recluse looks like, and that's the only arachnid or insect I was ever truly concerned about runnin' into with my pants down. Fortunately, there was enough traffic at the outhouse every day that they never set up camp within -- too much intermittent light.

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