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Old 02-18-21, 05:39 PM
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You sure it wasn't 2 turntables and a microphone?
Two draft picks and a salary cap hit.
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Originally Posted by LAJ
If you have a freeze in a 4" sewer pipe, you have more issues than temperature. Talking to datlas would be my first call in that case.
Maybe add fiber to their diet?
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Originally Posted by genejockey
Oh, and I'm talking about the sewer pipes in the house, not the mains. Don't know about you, but mine are in the crawlspace under the house, where it's not heated.
Sorry for jumping in. I apologize. I don't spend all day on here and often I speed read to get caught up. Un-insulated waste pipes could be a problem if they are blocked and causing water to stand. A friend of mine has a son who did a research gig in Alaska for a couple years and I don't remember where he lived in the wilds but they couldn't bury pipes because of damage to the permafrost or some such eco thing. Anyway, he spent a lot of his time in winter thawing pipes in the crawl space even with insulation and electric heating tape.
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Originally Posted by indyfabz
Two draft picks and a salary cap hit.
wow, I had no idea his salary. a 4 year 128 million deal signed in 2019. SMFH.
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Last fall I was dealing with some mysterious pain in my lower back which extended down my legs. Naturally I ignored it and HTFU and soldiered on. By the beginning of the year it got bad enough that I tried taking a week off to no avail and then 2 weeks off. Then my A Fib incident happened and I was dealing with other problems. After 2 and half weeks I did my jailbreak ride and it was worse.

I went to the Orthopedic Doc today and he took an x-ray that showed a compressed disc L5 or 6 can't recall. Not real conclusive but I preferred a conservative approach with methylprednisolone 6-5-4-3-2-1 treatment and see how it goes. If I don't get better, an MRI and possibly an injection to treat the pinched nerve could ensue. At this point I can't remember not being in pain.

I'm hoping to ride at some point. At night it keeps me up and I'm worried about taking much since I'm on the blood thinner. Good times.

An added treat? I just got to unplug a garbage disposal that my wife F'd up for the umpteenth F'ng time. Next house i remove that SOB before I settle in.
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Originally Posted by LAJ
I'm thinking you may have a root issue?
Not sure. As far as I know, the initial clog was under the house. I think part of it is the developer cheaped out on the sewer lines so that the lines from the kitchen and laundry sinks "T" into the 4" line from the bathrooms rather than "Y" into it, and I suspect that they pushed a clog around, rather than removing it. At least, that's what the SECOND guy thought.
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You seem to be experiencing increased response time.
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Originally Posted by DougRNS
An added treat? I just got to unplug a garbage disposal that my wife F'd up for the umpteenth F'ng time. Next house i remove that SOB before I settle in.
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How do you plug up a garbage disposal?
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Originally Posted by rjones28
Maybe
Keep us posted.
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Originally Posted by DougRNS
Last fall I was dealing with some mysterious pain in my lower back which extended down my legs. Naturally I ignored it and HTFU and soldiered on. By the beginning of the year it got bad enough that I tried taking a week off to no avail and then 2 weeks off. Then my A Fib incident happened and I was dealing with other problems. After 2 and half weeks I did my jailbreak ride and it was worse.

I went to the Orthopedic Doc today and he took an x-ray that showed a compressed disc L5 or 6 can't recall. Not real conclusive but I preferred a conservative approach with methylprednisolone 6-5-4-3-2-1 treatment and see how it goes. If I don't get better, an MRI and possibly an injection to treat the pinched nerve could ensue. At this point I can't remember not being in pain.

I'm hoping to ride at some point. At night it keeps me up and I'm worried about taking much since I'm on the blood thinner. Good times.

An added treat? I just got to unplug a garbage disposal that my wife F'd up for the umpteenth F'ng time. Next house i remove that SOB before I settle in.
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That blows.
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol
Keep us posted.
I'll consider it.
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Originally Posted by rjones28
I'll consider it.
How far is it to Buffalo?
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Originally Posted by big john
Maybe add fiber to their diet?
You saw where I was coming from.
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol
Keep us posted.
it's actually the pipes leading out of the disposal that get plugged. The garbage disposal itself is to blame because people tend to think they can grind anything up in it without repercussions. Wrong! Zucchini, broccoli, cucumbers and today rice. SMMFH.
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Oof, I'm stuffed. Not content with just building a bed, I multitasked and tried a carnitas recipe. It was a winner - simple and delicious. Tacos were damn good tonight.
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Originally Posted by DougRNS
it's actually the pipes leading out of the disposal that get plugged. The garbage disposal itself is to blame because people tend to think they can grind anything up in it without repercussions. Wrong! Zucchini, broccoli, cucumbers and today rice. SMMFH.
If you can't grind up cucumbers and rice what's the point?
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol
How far is it to Buffalo?
Who can say?
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Originally Posted by DougRNS
it's actually the pipes leading out of the disposal that get plugged. The garbage disposal itself is to blame because people tend to think they can grind anything up in it without repercussions. Wrong! Zucchini, broccoli, cucumbers and today rice. SMMFH.
I haven't had a garbage disposal in ages - they're against code in NYC and Minneapolis has organics recycling/composting. Chucking that stuff down the drain just seems wrong, now.
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I'm sorry to read all this. Maybe you could get an old mtb and do some dirt roads? At least you would be riding.
I have a Trek 414 with cross tires. It's wheelless atm. One day soon I'll put it back together. I was riding every other day for awhile there, and then just fell off
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I haven't had a garbage disposal in ages - they're against code in NYC and Minneapolis has organics recycling/composting. Chucking that stuff down the drain just seems wrong, now.
When we redid our kitchen about 15 years ago, mrs datlas specifically said no to a disposal. We compost our kitchen scraps.
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Originally Posted by DougRNS
Last fall I was dealing with some mysterious pain in my lower back which extended down my legs. Naturally I ignored it and HTFU and soldiered on. By the beginning of the year it got bad enough that I tried taking a week off to no avail and then 2 weeks off. Then my A Fib incident happened and I was dealing with other problems. After 2 and half weeks I did my jailbreak ride and it was worse.

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I'm hoping to ride at some point. At night it keeps me up and I'm worried about taking much since I'm on the blood thinner. Good times.

An added treat? I just got to unplug a garbage disposal that my wife F'd up for the umpteenth F'ng time. Next house i remove that SOB before I settle in.
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Both legs? Doug, if there are really symptom in both legs and it’s a disc, that’s a so-called central herniation, which has some additional implications. If it doesn’t improve soon, get that MRI. Actually, get it anyway. The plain X-ray is no way to diagnose this issue.

Be sure you are on a maximal dose of Tylenol round the clock. Talk to someone who knows what they’re doing about non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs with your blood thinner, and if you need an opiate, ask for it. Transforaminal injections can be very helpful and got me through a bad herniation without surgery. A good one will greatly reduce your pain med requirement for about six weeks.

Please excuse the unsolicited advice.
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol
If you can't grind up cucumbers and rice what's the point?
I don't know why they are popular.

Has snow or ice begun to fall in the greater Jefferson city metro area?
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Originally Posted by WhyFi
Chucking that stuff down the drain just seems wrong, now.
It grinds everything up.
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Originally Posted by rjones28
Who can say?
Anyone thinking of riding it.
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Has snow or ice begun to fall in the greater Jefferson city metro area?
Already came and went. Try to keep up.
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