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"40's & 50's" Midlife crisis/GTFO my lawn thread.

Discussion in 'Off-Topic Discussion' started by Matic, Jun 18, 2011.

  1. Nov 30, 2020 at 1:41 PM
    RearViewMirror

    RearViewMirror Saw things so much clearer once you... were in my

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    Ordered a set from Amazon earlier today. Can’t blame Bear. He didn’t know any better but I did. Just a dumb mistake on my part.
     
  2. Nov 30, 2020 at 1:43 PM
    RearViewMirror

    RearViewMirror Saw things so much clearer once you... were in my

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    Also ordered a Romba for my wife for Christmas. It will be great for picking up the dog and cat hair without having to drag out the vacuum every other day.

    *EDIT* Not sure it will cover a 3500 sq foot house on one charge but it will work in the background so that’s cool
     
  3. Nov 30, 2020 at 2:34 PM
    TenBeers

    TenBeers Well-Known Member

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    They cover quite a bit, although we just have ours do the hard floors (and a couple of floor rugs). We have 2 Shibas and it packs it pretty full when they are shedding. Not sure it would also cover the bedrooms that have carpet, though. We run it every day, and it doesn't hit every area daily. We got one of the original ones, and the new ones are much improved.

    A couple of notes:

    - It doesn't make a great gift for a woman. It's still like giving them a vacuum.

    - It will make an incredible mess with dog poop. I mean incredible. Our 15 yo dog is blind and deaf and sometimes just has to take shit where she stands. Don't let that happen to you.
     
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  4. Nov 30, 2020 at 2:45 PM
    RearViewMirror

    RearViewMirror Saw things so much clearer once you... were in my

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    She wanted it so there’s that.
     
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  5. Nov 30, 2020 at 2:58 PM
    HomerTaco

    HomerTaco O.o •_• -_- O.O Vendor

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    We have two of the Samsung versions of the Roomba. They do well on cat hair.
     
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  6. Nov 30, 2020 at 3:07 PM
    VE7OSR

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    Snowplow versus vehicle. Not even time to say Oh....F%^&. Dashcam video of vehicle.
    looks like hydraulic failure on the snowplow, blade suddenly drops, head on driver's side into a vehicle in the opposite lane. Vehicle driver walks away with minor injuries. I'm sure the plow driver would be shaking after that one.

    https://globalnews.ca/news/7491490/video-bc-snowplow-head-on-collision/?
     
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  7. Nov 30, 2020 at 4:37 PM
    ABA180

    ABA180 It burns when I pee....

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    Then you're good. My wife is the same way, practical to the last..though ain't gonna be no Roomba in this house
     
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  8. Nov 30, 2020 at 4:39 PM
    CXYyuppie

    CXYyuppie Sarcasm Master

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    Stuff with some other black things
    Even if she says she wants it!!!! Tried that years ago and failed miserably.
    Everyone has been warned.
     
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  9. Nov 30, 2020 at 5:46 PM
    wdb

    wdb intolerance intolerant

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  10. Dec 1, 2020 at 7:06 AM
    krap22

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    Finally got a chance to get some wood from my house and get back into the shop (my dad's shop, but still is shop time)

     
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  11. Dec 1, 2020 at 8:03 AM
    VE7OSR

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    well done. putting all those pieces of the top together must have taken some time. i like the original edge detail.
     
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  12. Dec 1, 2020 at 8:20 AM
    Pchop

    Pchop Beavis Killer

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    Appreciate it!
     
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  13. Dec 1, 2020 at 9:07 AM
    krap22

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    luckily you don't have to do each piece individually. you glue them up in strips and then cut them and flip them on end in strips. It's a pretty fun process ( to me atleast).
     
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  14. Dec 1, 2020 at 11:58 AM
    RearViewMirror

    RearViewMirror Saw things so much clearer once you... were in my

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    Roomba came in today. I couldn't wait since I knew she would love it so I gave her the option of waiting until Christmas or open it today. She chose today. She is ecstatic.

    It really is a cool thing. Just let it do it's thing and it keeps the floor clean of dirt and dust. I like it. She LOVES it.
     
  15. Dec 1, 2020 at 12:47 PM
    CaptAmerica

    CaptAmerica Asphalt Avenger! TTC#13

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    I'm in a divisional staff meeting, and our director requested all managers have a Christmas background in their Teams video.

    I used this.

    die_hard_christmas2x1.jpg
     
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  16. Dec 1, 2020 at 12:54 PM
    Silver02Taco

    Silver02Taco A dude that don't abide...

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    Here's a test of Roomba's effectiveness:

    1.) Let Roomba do it's thing, and park itself.
    2.) Take a Swiffer and use it on the same surface the Roomba just cleaned.
    3.) Report back results.

    :laugh:
     
  17. Dec 1, 2020 at 12:57 PM
    RearViewMirror

    RearViewMirror Saw things so much clearer once you... were in my

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    I just vacuumed the entire house yesterday. Let it run in the living room (hardwood floors) and it was amazing how much cat and dog hair had already accumulated in the bin. I don't obviously expect it to replace the Dyson but for keeping dust and hair off the floor on a daily basis is about all I can ask for. I've got it scheduled to run at 9am each morning to pick up dust and pet hair. If it does that? I'll be completely happy with this purchase.
     
  18. Dec 1, 2020 at 1:09 PM
    HomerTaco

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    That's what ours do.
     
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  19. Dec 1, 2020 at 1:12 PM
    RearViewMirror

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    It's pretty nice that it can get under the furniture without having to move shit around to clean. I also like the fact that it changes suction as soon as it moves onto carpet. It's amazing how far these things have come. I got it on sale on Amazon this weekend for $200 off so it was pretty hard to pass up. Now if I can just get my hands on a fucking PS5. Fucking bot users spamming all the sites as soon as it comes up.
     
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  20. Dec 1, 2020 at 1:13 PM
    Casper66

    Casper66 grumpy ass

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    We have had one for years my wife uses it everyday. About once a month I pull the brush and beater bar out and remove any hair or threads tangled in them. Once a week I take a blow nozzle and blow out the little collection bin and filter. Minimal maintenance but puts less drain on the battery and it works better. About once every couple of months she cleans the contacts at the charging point also
     
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