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    Quote Originally Posted by dhuze View Post
    Are you related to Lionel Richie?
    I do not believe so , but why do you ask ?

    Perhaps because I can still go all night long ?

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    Without even reading the whole thread I'm fairly certain this hasn't been mentioned.

    Get a nice bidet. One of the best things I've bought for the house. Been on my wish list for a long time then Covid with TP shortage hit and it made the short list.

    It pays for itself long term as you barely use any TP. Probably 3 squares on average just to confirm that you're clean. In NE the heated seat is a god send. And if you're of the more...erm.. sasquach variety like I am, it makes cleaning a whole lot easier.

    I feel like a caveman every time I stay at a hotel now. Literally one of the worst parts of a trip out.

    Spend about $500 and get one with heated seat and heated water. Soft close is a nice plus too. I got a Toto.



    Additionally, if you're getting a shop vac, get a square one.

    https://www.homedepot.com/p/RIDGID-4...4522/100638389

    Also a great purchase. Got so sick of a shop vac taking up a ton of room as you can't really stack anything on it. Get a box one and it goes anywhere and you can stack things on top. It really is great. They should all be square.

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    Can confirm... am assquatch... want bidet.

    Got a rec?



    Also just got this little guy and a Rigid 16gal Shop Vac w detachable blower (eh it was on sale for 99 bucks). I'm diggin em both.

    Guessing some of you are gonna say "14 footer's too small!" Maybe, but it was enough to get me up onto my roof from my deck & I'm pretty sure that's all I really need. If I end up needing anything longer I doubt it'll be any time soon and by then I can prob borrow from a neighbor.

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    I'm hanging sheetrock in my basement ceiling. I've been walking from one step ladder to another trying to drive screws as fast as possible before my half-ass cleats let go and drop the 5/8-ths sheets on my head, again.
    Moral of this waste of forum database space is that short step ladders are handy AF and you can never have too many.

    These things are helpful as hell too. My wife came with one that I have assumed ownership of.

    Also I have what I am sure is an older, uglier version of that little rigid vac in my garage. It sucks.. as intended.

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    Quote Originally Posted by OreoGaborio View Post
    Can confirm... am assquatch... want bidet.

    Got a rec?
    I've got a Toto K300. There are many options and model to chose from and price varies. Auto open/close models were a no go for me due to location of toilet and it would be activated simply by me walking to the faucet. No need for that.

    Some have night light LED's and stuff which are mostly a gimmick but there is an information panel on the unit that lights up with status "on/eco/etc" and those little lights alone are enough at night to not need to turn on overhead lights and throw your eyes off. There is nice utility in that when you get up in middle of night.

    Heated seat is a huge plus and will be the talk of all your guests. Heated water is a must as far as I'm concerned. The dryer is better in theory, you're never on there long enough post duty to really have a result. If you were to stay for another minute phone browsing NESR then you'd be more or less dry however.

    Honestly I don't know why I waited this long in my life. Forget the strange stigma it might have. It's a great unit to have and how all toilets should be.

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    geebuz... I want a butt squirter but I dunno if I can spend that kinda coin on one. I'll have to shop around.

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    Quote Originally Posted by black View Post
    Just realized. Roof rake. Be proactive using it or risk ice dam

    Also good for reaching spent casings in ur shooting range
    I bought a regular roof rake and felt like I was damaging my roof when using it. Felt like it was doing more harm then good.

    Then bought one of the slip and slide ones and it was great but the material rips really easy on the gutters or anything else you might have on the side of the house.

    Still debating what I'll do this year again.



    And one BIG one I want to add to the thread. It can be VERY overwhelming having decision fatigue over buying things. When we redid the kitchen I spend weeks looking up fridges, stoves, washers etc. None of us want to spend our money on junk but there is so much conflicting information out there, fake reviews, garbage rebrand products etc. It's honestly too much.


    Since then I've found one source, bought over 30 things from their recommendations and very happy with vast majority of them. They do solid research, long testing and reviews, update their reviews retroactively and I trust them now without having to rip my hair out.

    When you're about to buy something see if they have done a review for that object.

    https://www.nytimes.com/wirecutter/

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    Quote Originally Posted by OreoGaborio View Post
    geebuz... I want a butt squirter but I dunno if I can spend that kinda coin on one. I'll have to shop around.
    Two easy sells.

    1) You become TP crisis proofed. (you damn well knows EVERYBODY will now panic buy TP on next whatever event to make sure they beat a shortage.... in turn creating a shortage. IE .22 caliber buyers every year a Democrat becomes elected)
    2) It pays for itself on a long enough time scale. TP isn't cheap. I use no more than like 3 squares per trip now. There are even options to be 100% TP free but thats too much effort for me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vovchandr View Post
    Without even reading the whole thread I'm fairly certain this hasn't been mentioned.

    Get a nice bidet. One of the best things I've bought for the house..
    a separate fixture, or one of those toilet seat add on things ?

    I have thought about one off and on but never done more than look

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    Oh and to spam the thread some more.

    Just heard from a friend of mine who ran a gas line into the garage to hook up a small heater ran by a thermostat.

    This is something I'm going to be considering doing in the near future at my house.

    1) I use the garage enough in the winter to work on things and it is miserable to have to go into it cold. Kerosene heaters etc work but take forever

    2) The tires on my car have to stay above 32 degrees or they will be severely compromised (street R comps). I raise it off the ground etc but it gets dangerously close to that many times throughout the winter. I'd rather not waste expensive tires and keep the garage a bit warmer as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RandyO View Post
    a separate fixture, or one of those toilet seat add on things ?

    I have thought about one off and on but never done more than look
    Retrofit to existing toilet. Essentially just replaces the seat and makes it a "pressure washer/soft close"


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    Quote Originally Posted by OreoGaborio View Post
    Guessing some of you are gonna say "14 footer's too small!" Maybe, but it was enough to get me up onto my roof from my deck & I'm pretty sure that's all I really need.
    From a height perspective, the 14 footer may limit your options when used in its A-frame step ladder configuration. I'm a fair bit heaver than you so I like a lot of overlap in the sections to maximize strength which limits how high you can reach.

    Wait until you figure out that you can make basic staging with these if you have a second one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vovchandr View Post
    Two easy sells.

    1) You become TP crisis proofed. (you damn well knows EVERYBODY will now panic buy TP on next whatever event to make sure they beat a shortage.... in turn creating a shortage. IE .22 caliber buyers every year a Democrat becomes elected)
    2) It pays for itself on a long enough time scale. TP isn't cheap. I use no more than like 3 squares per trip now. There are even options to be 100% TP free but thats too much effort for me.
    Oh i'm already sold on one, I'm just not 600 dollar sold on one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vovchandr View Post
    Oh and to spam the thread some more.

    Just heard from a friend of mine who ran a gas line into the garage to hook up a small heater ran by a thermostat.

    This is something I'm going to be considering doing in the near future at my house.

    1) I use the garage enough in the winter to work on things and it is miserable to have to go into it cold. Kerosene heaters etc work but take forever

    2) The tires on my car have to stay above 32 degrees or they will be severely compromised (street R comps). I raise it off the ground etc but it gets dangerously close to that many times throughout the winter. I'd rather not waste expensive tires and keep the garage a bit warmer as well.

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    Retrofit to existing toilet. Essentially just replaces the seat and makes it a "pressure washer/soft close"

    thanks

    I have a Rinnai LP heater in my barn, currently my office is there so I have a suspended ceiling that is well insulated, so no problems keeping 900sq ft x 8ft ceiling, as warm as I want. I don't know how well it will work once I rip the suspended ceiling out, that will triple the volume of space, maybe ceiling fans will become necessary ?

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    Toto is the gold standard in bidets, but I've had good luck with bio bidet as well. We bought a BB-600 three years ago and have never had a single issue. They go on sale pretty regularly as well, I think I paid $200 for ours. They'll definitely be cheap around black friday.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RandyO View Post
    thanks

    I have a Rinnai LP heater in my barn, currently my office is there so I have a suspended ceiling that is well insulated, so no problems keeping 900sq ft x 8ft ceiling, as warm as I want. I don't know how well it will work once I rip the suspended ceiling out, that will triple the volume of space, maybe ceiling fans will become necessary ?
    Thanks. I'll look into those. My garage has a very tall ceiling. 12ft or more if I had to guess so lots to think about. Single story ranch house with just attic with insulation in between the beams above it.

    Now that I think about it some more, I don't believe there is insulation above the garage. Might have to add that in.


    Edit:

    Now that we are talking insulation I just remembered another great thing for every new home owner in NE to do.

    Find a friend with a FLIR gun (many mechanics own one, like a Snapon brand) and go around the house with it. You don't really need to own one but it's great to go around and find any/all problem areas where heat is running away. It's great to own one long term but they aren't really cost effective at around $500 for the amount of use they will get.

    I shot all my radiators (base board heat) and all my doors/windows/attic

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    Quote Originally Posted by Honclfibr View Post
    Toto is the gold standard in bidets, but I've had good luck with bio bidet as well. We bought a BB-600 three years ago and have never had a single issue. They go on sale pretty regularly as well, I think I paid $200 for ours. They'll definitely be cheap around black friday.
    Now we're talkin. Thanks, dude!

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    Quote Originally Posted by OreoGaborio View Post
    Now we're talkin. Thanks, dude!
    Perfect plug for the source I talked about earlier

    https://www.nytimes.com/wirecutter/r...-seat-washlet/

    Their comment on BioBidet 600

    The Bio Bidet BB-600 gets the job done just fine. It just doesn’t look or feel as nice as our top pick, and it has a side panel. Our main complaint about this bidet is that in our tests the water pressure was higher than our top pick’s, even on its lowest setting. But setting the mode to “aerated” fixed that issue. During the washing process, the water was a bit cooler than with our top pick, even on the highest temperature setting, but not uncomfortably so. The button that controls water pressure is the same one that controls air-drying strength, which could be annoying if you intend to use the air dryer and you prefer a soft water stream.
    Love that website

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    *Creates camelcamelcamel alert

    Doubt I'll ever use air dry... heated seat, I could take it or leave it... Added perks are nice but all I really need is a good quality unit that lasts, has a soft close lid & washes the jungle without freezing the starfish.

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    With extra pressure of the BB 600, you could be serviced before the truly cold water has a chance to reach you.

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    Oh, you'll use those features. Air dry is step two after the wash, and nothing beats a pre warmed seat on a cold winter morning.

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    Re: Gonna be a FEKKIN HOME OWNER!

    Quote Originally Posted by OreoGaborio View Post
    *Creates camelcamelcamel alert

    Doubt I'll ever use air dry... heated seat, I could take it or leave it... Added perks are nice but all I really need is a good quality unit that lasts, has a soft close lid & washes the jungle without freezing the starfish.
    There’s a whole meme series on this topic. Fantastic material.

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    Quote Originally Posted by OreoGaborio View Post
    *Creates camelcamelcamel alert

    Doubt I'll ever use air dry... heated seat, I could take it or leave it... Added perks are nice but all I really need is a good quality unit that lasts, has a soft close lid & washes the jungle without freezing the starfish.
    I wouldn't set the Alert for $200

    Hasn't been that since 2018 or so



    $250 or $300 is more reasonable, with $300 being more likely and often

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    Yeah, I checked price history & set it for 301

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vovchandr View Post
    Thanks. I'll look into those. My garage has a very tall ceiling. 12ft or more if I had to guess so lots to think about. Single story ranch house with just attic with insulation in between the beams above it.

    Now that I think about it some more, I don't believe there is insulation above the garage. Might have to add that in.
    my barn/garage, is 30x30, I have a loft on the back half that has 16ft headroom under it, and the front half has 21 feet of headroom under it, I would insulate at the loft floor joist, and leave the roof rafters for the bats (ya, I got a good colony, and keeps the skeeters down)

    I have to check into borrowing or renting a FLIR, right now I can only tell how much heat I am loosing is by how quickly the snow slides off my barns metal roof, and the speed of the avalanches, on my house, I can tell by the length of the icicles off my eves, they are longer in front of windows, I have never raked my roof, I just let the snow pile up, I've had 6 feet or more in a drift on the north corner, I can hear rafters creak throughout the winter and uncreak in the spring, I'm not worried, cause my roof is only a 10ft span, with 2x12s, if you saw how my house was built, originally, buy a guy who was a laborer at a sawmill, brought home scraps, and what he could steal in his pickup truck

    I say i have never raked my roof, but I have made tracks of a sleigh and reindeer, and boot prints going to the chimney, all from reaching with a pole, in the middle of the night, kids are smart, he needs to leave tracks, or he's not real

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    Quote Originally Posted by ZX-12R View Post
    With extra pressure of the BB 600, you could be serviced before the truly cold water has a chance to reach you.
    no, I wanna have memories of being the first person to go to the outhouse on a -35 morning

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