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Just spent the day chipping away clay tiles that were cemented into a
basement. Long, tedious, unproductive work. The Sledge didn't work too
well since it sent shards flying into the customers' brand new drywall.
Hammer and chisel. I am glad there were only 32 tiles, and the rest of
the floor was carpet.

What is the most tedious thing you have done?

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| What is the most tedious thing you have done?

The point here is to share information, not
complaints. It's not a chat room.


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On Wed, 11 Mar 2015 20:28:36 -0400, Adam Kubias
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Just spent the day chipping away clay tiles that were cemented into a
basement. Long, tedious, unproductive work. The Sledge didn't work too
well since it sent shards flying into the customers' brand new drywall.
Hammer and chisel. I am glad there were only 32 tiles, and the rest of
the floor was carpet.

What is the most tedious thing you have done?


Cleaning boiler tubes. Firesides and watersides.
Couldn't be avoided when I was in the Navy.
Tuckpointing my 2-flat. I had the platforms and all.
Knew how to mix mortar and all the rest,
After doing maybe 100 square feet, I hired it out.
I just wasn't cut out for facing a brick wall for hours upon hours.
Drove me crazy.
I've done plenty of other "tedious" jobs, but those stood out for me.
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Mayayana wrote:
What is the most tedious thing you have done?


The point here is to share information, not
complaints. It's not a chat room.


Every once in a while, someone posts something on topic, and you need to
complain?


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Mayayana wrote:
What is the most tedious thing you have done?


The point here is to share information, not
complaints. It's not a chat room.


And exactly when were you elected as hall monitor?
Can you provide a FAQ for this NG that states that?
Didn't think so




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| The point here is to share information, not
| complaints. It's not a chat room.
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| Every once in a while, someone posts something on topic, and you need to
| complain?
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I don't mean to be harsh, but people should know
the basics. Chatting happens, but instigating it as
a topic is *not* on-topic. It's not my rules. People
read posts with the assumption that they'll be about
the topic -- in this case home repair questions and
information. If the posts are not relevant then the
group serves no purpose and will gradually dissolve.

I posted to Adam Kubias not to be mean but because
he appears to mean well. If he were just another
anti-social, extreme right-wing political ranter then
I wouldn't bother trying to appeal to either reason
or courtesy.


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Just spent the day chipping away clay tiles that were cemented into a
basement. Long, tedious, unproductive work. The Sledge didn't work too
well since it sent shards flying into the customers' brand new drywall.
Hammer and chisel. I am glad there were only 32 tiles, and the rest of the
floor was carpet.

What is the most tedious thing you have done?




The toughest job was being a Colonel in Nam, sailor.
Never forget Nam!

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On 3/11/2015 8:43 PM, Mayayana wrote:
| What is the most tedious thing you have done?

The point here is to share information, not
complaints. It's not a chat room.


I must have missed how you reamed and countersunk
BVBV for his posts on the advantages of Islam?

Oh, wait. You did, and he beheaded you. Carry on.

Go to the head of the class.... uh, well, sorry.

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On 3/11/2015 8:28 PM, Adam Kubias wrote:
Just spent the day chipping away clay tiles that were cemented into a
basement. Long, tedious, unproductive work. The Sledge didn't work too
well since it sent shards flying into the customers' brand new drywall.
Hammer and chisel. I am glad there were only 32 tiles, and the rest of
the floor was carpet.

What is the most tedious thing you have done?


I find it a lot of work to clear the leaves out
of Mom's gutters. After several experiments, power
washer with high pressure water did the best.

This year, shovelling snow has been a lot of work.
Half way into March, and I've still got two feet
or so of snow in the yard, and it's still tough to
get in and out of my driveway.

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Adam Kubias wrote:

What is the most tedious thing you have done?


Harrowing a field. You drive 50 miles and don't go anyplace with two views
that alternate at the end of the row.


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