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Slapshot

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Anybody like to do things around the house when your NOT playing Games?

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Eat breakfast, eat lunch, eat dinner, eat snacks. [I like eating] I also like watching TV, going to computer, taking long showers, reading comics, and listening to music.

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When I'm not playing games, I come to Nintendo Life. :)

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WanderFan91

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Oh, and I go to NintendoLife as well. I almost forgot. Then again, I go online everyday on my laptop.

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Sleep

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LOL.... I just walked in from Lowes. I bathed my dogs in the shower earlier and went to turn off the water and the hot water knob turned just fine but the water.... well it kept running just fine even when the knob was turned off. So Im now doin a little plumbing work as always lol. Im a Pipefitter wich is what you call a Marine Construction Plumber so this is a easy Do It Yourself job for me.

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StarBoy91 wrote:

Eat breakfast, eat lunch, eat dinner, eat snacks. I also like watching TV, going to computer, taking long showers, reading comics, and listening to music.

pretty much this lol, except for watching TV, not many good programs comes on for me to care. :(

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Chony_Lee

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I'm a stay at home husband so I'm always doing stuff around the house when I'm not playing games or on here: finishing up my degree, laundry, dishes, changing diapers, vaccuuming, etc. I did fix the toilet knob last week, which fell off. I am embarrassingly bad and ignorant of home repair, though, so the new handle is the top of a coathanger. It's awesome, but my wife is pretty unimpressed.

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@Chony Lee..... dude I wish I could be a stay at home house husband lol. My wife is finishing up her Doctorates at the moment so maybe one day lol. If you ever get stumped on a project check out accuratebuilding.com I found it today and it help a LOT with my problem. I do alot of building/fixing stuff. Last weekend I changed the brakes on my truck and rotated tires on SUV. Ive built a shed recently. Remodeled our master bathroom (wich involved ripping out a wall wich was really fun). Updated some electrical in my new house. My next big project is getting my workshop where I want it. Adding windows and putting in better electical so I can add AC Unit and a Welding Maching. Ill prob do that next summer lol.

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Devil_Hunter_Dante

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Nope so I just turn on the T.V. and watch Home Improvement. I mean I clean and stuff but if I were to do actual work on the house it would turn out as bad as a project by Tim the Toolman Taylor.

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LOL I really miss that show being on with new Episodes. One of my fave shows ever if not my fav. Big Bang Theory rocks intensely as well.

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read, write, eat, sleep, and go on the internet. sometimes i see my friends. that's about it

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Machu

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I DIY when I have to, but tend to avoid is as best I can, cos it immensely yawnsome. It's Sunday tomorrow, which is DIY day in England. I have some shelves I could put up and some painting I could do, I may come back here tomorrow and tell you all about my exciting adventures in home improvement.
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Yes it is boring,but unfortunately necessary if you can't afford to pay someone to do it. Today I had the thrilling job of fixing my leaky shower cubicle. WOW I know exciting huh?? Well I traced it to the sealant so decided in my wisdom to rip the sealant off and re-do it all.Oh dear.......big mistake that s**t don't wanna come off for no one.Still not finished it, looks like baths for me for a while :(.

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Luigi78 wrote:

Yes it is boring,but unfortunately necessary if you can't afford to pay someone to do it. Today I had the thrilling job of fixing my leaky shower cubicle. WOW I know exciting huh?? Well I traced it to the sealant so decided in my wisdom to rip the sealant off and re-do it all.Oh dear.......big mistake that s**t don't wanna come off for no one.Still not finished it, looks like baths for me for a while :(.

You need to get some special stuff in Home Depot / B&Q which you paint on and it "eats" the silicone. Do NOT attempt to re-silicone until you have done this - you will end up with tiny gaps, which the water will creep through. (Learned this the hard way!)

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OldBoy

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@FairgroundTown oh cool thanks dude.I'll try that :) This sites great ain't it. It should change it's name to just 'Life' :D

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@ Luigi... Mine was the actual contraption that screws back and stops the flow of water. Both the washer and two gaskets were in terrible shape. Took me awhile to figure it all out and what did what but all said and done it took a couple of hours and $13 USD to fix. Prob at least $100 cheaper than calling a Residential Plumber. I just finished it up so about to go take a hot shower myself finally since cutting off the hot water was the only way I could stop the flow of water out of it when it broke without cutting All water to the house.

Yeah Fairground is right about not just reapplying silicone over it that will just cost even more problems. Oatley the guys who make the Plumbers Putty make a Bath Sealant Putty that also works really.

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OldBoy

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@Slapshot Glad to hear you got it fixed up. I don't bother with tradesmen really, far to expensive for me i'm afraid.I'll tackle pretty much anything, with a bit of research it's all quite simple once you know how and you get a real sense of acheivment when you do something tricky. Thanks for the tip I'll check it out,gonna go to B&Q/wickes tomorrow anyway (oh the joy's of a homeowner's sunday afternoons :D ).

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Aye I actually like to do Home Improvements myself for that reason as well. I like the feeling of satisfaction I get from doin it myself. It also save a LOT of money that I use on games. Recently Ive save a LOT.... lets see.
Rotated Tires on Car..... $20
Changed Brakes on Truck...... $110
Plumbing Job on Shower....... $125
Fixed Truck from Accident..... $250
Oil Change on 3 vehicles....... $60

Thats roughly $565 USD Ive save in the last 3 months..... Not too bad at all.

Kids.... doin some things around the house and saving your parents money can actually get you games if your lucky. Just learning to change the oil in your parents vehicles will save them around $20 per oil change.

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I watch TV, eat, sleep, play sports. My favorite TV show ever is, BAR NONE, HOME IMPROVEMENT!!!!!!!!! TIM TAYLOR ROCKS!!!!! FUNNIEST, BEST SHOW EVER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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