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03-19-2016, 02:00 AM   #24631
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With Easter almost here, we have hot cross buns for breakfast quite often. (Us) South Africans eat hot cross buns with butter and cheese. Kiwis seem to eat hot cross buns with only butter or butter and jam. We find that odd. (Having said that, they find our addition of cheese weird too.)


I'm thinkin' they'd be great either way.


I enjoy English muffins, usually toasted, either with butter and honey, jam, preserves or marmalade, or toasted with sharp cheddar, egg and sausage patty.


So hot cross buns could work either way, right?

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I very seldom drink soda pop anymore.


Me either. All that sugar rots the teeth.


And beer is fattening enough. Can't have something like soda pop interfering with my allotment of beer for the week.


No way.
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And it's sometimes hard to dodge a 90 to 100 mph baseball no matter how athletic the batter.


How fast is a cricket pitch? Looks a fair bit slower than a Major League throw.


And they don't have a radar gun trained on the pitch in cricket like in Major League baseball.


Can you imagine the energy at play when a batter connects with a home run hit?
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Mud and tape the joints, of the drywall, or wallboard. Blueboard is used in bathrooms and kitchens, the paper is rated for damp locations, ordinary drywall has a light grey or beige paper.
Aha. We call it GIB board because it was originally called Gibraltar Board - a brand name. The brand is now called GIB. We have the ordinary board, and then the green one for bathrooms, pink for fireproofing, blue for "Braceline" which is stronger for wind and earthquake bracing and a few other specialist products too.

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In older middle and upper class homes they used lath, and (sometimes) chicken wire or other wire or expanded metal reinforcement, and then applied plaster in a manner similar to how an exterior stucco finish is done, only with a smooth finish. It was usually finished with wallpaper, but sometimes painted or finished with wood veneer and molding.
I've seen that, but only in the USA - never here.

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The lower class homes that had any interior finish at all may have been finished in plywood, but raw open studs were not uncommon.
Here, old homes had timber sarking, which was rough sawn boards (not T&G) nailed to the inside of the framing, with a hessian sack type cloth over, which was then covered with wallpaper. Some poorer area homes simply had sarking with newspaper pasted over as wallpaper. This is now quite useful for dating a house.

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I'm thinkin' they'd be great either way.
I enjoy English muffins, usually toasted, either with butter and honey, jam, preserves or marmalade, or toasted with sharp cheddar, egg and sausage patty.
So hot cross buns could work either way, right?
Yeah, they work either way, but butter and cheese just works the best! I love honey. Especially raw honey still in the comb.
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How fast is a cricket pitch? Looks a fair bit slower than a Major League throw.


And they don't have a radar gun trained on the pitch in cricket like in Major League baseball.


Can you imagine the energy at play when a batter connects with a home run hit?
Every ball is tracked by a radar gun, RX ... the quick guys do 150-160kmh, and the ball comes unpredictably off the ground if it hits the seam binding the two leather halves. They do curve the ball through the air as a pitcher does, too.

One of the top Australian batsmen died a couple of years ago. It's illegal to try to hit a batter in baseball, it's a legitimate strategy in cricket.


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it's where you plaster the joints of the plasterboard.)
First learned to do that around 10 years of age...my Grandad was a home builder and I had to learn every trade over the years. We call it "tape & bed" work. Last I did was when I remodeled my bathroom 3-4 years ago.

I gutted it first and started all over..lots of nasty work in a tear-out!


My helper cleaning up....it's messy work!


Framing....moving right along with the work....


Time to call in my tile guys.....local Mexicans I know well, superb with tile and rockwork.


Looking better...that's some nice tile work!


Starting to shape up!


Well looky here!


Bet you guys thought old Rupert was only a Pro (to be with the K1) Photographer, when in reality, I can build anything! My Grandad would be proud of me...in fact, he was!


I did Mrs Rupert's bathroom 35+ years ago, and it still looks great!


Tile is not one of my best skills, but I built these for her birthday a few years ago to give her extra storage....our bathrooms are small...we need the storage!


I did all the tile work in her bathroom......and though not a tile pro...I did pretty good for an amateur!



This building stuff is hard work, but great fun too. I am at the point where I can no longer do much of it, and it is hard to have the knowledge but not the ability physically to do these little projects anymore.

The hardest part of this job was the plumbing....and I'm a plumber! I spent two days in an 18 inch high crawl space under all this, re-routing the water/waste lines. Got so many leg and back cramps it damn near killed me.

Well....there's my opportunity to blow my own horn early today.......maybe I will go away now!


BTW......One of my good friends who is a remodeling contractor gave me a bid on my bathroom.....as it turned out...of $24K......these things are labor intensive. I did almost all the labor and the total cost was $7,700. So you can save a lot if you have the time and patience. For me it was mostly a fun project.....except that work under the house.

Regards!

QuoteOriginally posted by Racer X 69 Quote
In older middle and upper class homes they used lath, and (sometimes) chicken wire or other wire or expanded metal reinforcement, and then applied plaster in a manner similar to how an exterior stucco finish is done, only with a smooth finish. It was usually finished with wallpaper, but sometimes painted or finished with wood veneer and molding.
Racer, many of the old gorgeous homes in this area used this method. I bet there are a million little lath strips behind some of those plastered walls! I never did any of it...there is an art to it if it is done right.

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By '77, we'd softened our stance quite a bit - we saw too many good men die in the Cola Wars...
Thoog......I gotta be honest...I liked you better as a radical.....a lot better! That Peter Pan stuff is not becoming to you!
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Very nice work on the bathrooms Rupert!
I looked hard for your pet spider, but couldn't find him.

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I bet there are a million little lath strips behind some of those plastered walls!
Land surveyors used plaster laths as markers.
Nowadays they're specially cut, but still called laths.



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QuoteOriginally posted by clackers Quote
One of the top Australian batsmen died a couple of years ago.
I remember that. IIRC, the ball took a weird bounce and hit him behind the ear. Sad.

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It's illegal to try to hit a batter in baseball, it's a legitimate strategy in cricket.
It's a legitimate strategy in baseball, too - it just (potentially) costs a run (Edit: and possible ejection if it is too blatant). "Plunking" is used as a tactic to intimidate batters (similar to body-line bowling). It's also used to enforce the unwritten code of behavior. A batter who intentionally collides with a baseman or catcher to prevent them catching the ball will possibly find himself "plunked" on the next at-bat.

The problem with both cricket and baseball is that you have to like them, to like them. That is, you have to know the game enough to see all the stuff going on, and not just a bunch of guys standing around in a field watching one guy throw a ball at another guy with a stick.

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QuoteOriginally posted by MarkJerling Quote
Aha. We call it GIB board because it was originally called Gibraltar Board - a brand name. The brand is now called GIB. We have the ordinary board, and then the green one for bathrooms, pink for fireproofing, blue for "Braceline" which is stronger for wind and earthquake bracing and a few other specialist products too.



I've seen that, but only in the USA - never here.



Here, old homes had timber sarking, which was rough sawn boards (not T&G) nailed to the inside of the framing, with a hessian sack type cloth over, which was then covered with wallpaper. Some poorer area homes simply had sarking with newspaper pasted over as wallpaper. This is now quite useful for dating a house.
Reminds me of my great grandmothers in St Arnaud, Vic. It was timber frame with wall paper for internal walls.

We got there one time (she was not there) and found the box gutter above an internal wall had leaked and the wall paper had all fallen away from the frame.

She moved in, from across the road in September 1914, and at the end of the day wrote "I am tired after moving into this ugly house. I wish the Germans would come and drop a bomb on its ugly roof." She still owned the place when she died in the late 70s. It was demolished soon after, and replaced with three units which were ... .

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Every ball is tracked by a radar gun, RX ... the quick guys do 150-160kmh, and the ball comes unpredictably off the ground if it hits the seam binding the two leather halves. They do curve the ball through the air as a pitcher does, too.

One of the top Australian batsmen died a couple of years ago. It's illegal to try to hit a batter in baseball, it's a legitimate strategy in cricket.

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Thanks for the explanation. The flick missed the famous series of the late 30s, about when Don Bradman was just getting going in tests. Bodyline. The bowling then was aimed at the body and and was bowled without bouncing. Quite a few had to go in for major repairs.

The other, fundamentally different kind of bowling is spin. This is much slower, and when it bounces jumps either left or right a lot. The result is that it gets many batsmen out because they cannot judge the sideways line change. It may hit the stumps or they may edge it to someone in a catching position.
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Reminds me of my great grandmothers in St Arnaud, Vic. It was timber frame with wall paper for internal walls.
Sounds like a what we call here a "Box House"? You build corner posts and run lumber, two layers, diagonally from post to post. They form both the inner and outer walls. You cut out for windows/doors....there are no studs. In the late 1800s and early 1900s they were common in many areas.
My Grandad lived in one until he died at age 97+ .....it was the house he was born in. He was a skilled builder and could live in a big mansion had he desired, but he loved that old house his dad built. It was a nice house, but so outdated! Zero insulation except the attic.The inner walls were papered and it had a lot of charm....decorative metal ceilings.....the original old door locks that used skeleton keys. He liked a house that "breathed"...and it sure as hell did! Cold in the winter...but he had a Wood box stove and gas space heaters....in the summer it was fairly cool...10 foot ceilings helped.

Tim, in the great "Otis Appreciation Night" this week, Otis got distracted by a little girly squirrel that had been deserted by her boyfriend...and it was necessary for Otis to spend some time comforting her......so he failed to get you your just reward for contributing to this thread......He sends his sincere apology, (but does say it was worth his time to comfort the little girly!) and has corrected his error.

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it was necessary for Otis to spend some time comforting her
Consoling little girly squirrels is an Otis specialty...it puts a smile on their face and a bulge in their bellies!


Otis, the great appreciator for little depressed girly squirrels!
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I looked hard for your pet spider, but couldn't find him.
You remembered my bathroom helper! He was an inspiration while I was doing the project. After it was all done he moved into the darker area of the Wtr Htr compartment.......I don't know if it is still him or his offspring, but there are a couple in there I see from time to time that seem to be doing well! I'll tell them you inquired!

How about a great afternoon story? Well....I enjoyed it anyhow....

My niece is really into photography, has been for years but is getting more serious and wants to do portraits. She came by for a visit this afternoon to talk photography ( I know...we don't talk that here...but this was in my office...it's OK there!)

She has a nice Canon 6D and some fine glass....after 4 hours of talking and visiting online galleries, information, and such.....she left with a haul!
I gave here my two strobes, three very fine stands, umbrellas, backgrounds, wireless set-up and all my other studio gear that has been stored here unused for a couple of years. No sense in such good equipment going unused.

It is wonderful to see such enthusiasm for a passion as she has...even if she is a Canonite. I only briefly held her camera/grip....and washed the scent off immediately for fear Otis might catch a whiff. Didn't want her attacked by angry squirrels on her way out!

Not really any "photo people" here in my life, so it was a really great day......I bet you guys understand!

Regards!
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You remembered my bathroom helper!
Having eight arms he should be of quite some help!

...or maybe having eight legs isn't that much help going to redoing a bathroom


(Just to make it clear: this rubbish shop job was not done by me!!)
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I don't like spiders! Let me repeat that. I don't like spiders!
If I see one indoors I kill it. Period. No quarter.
Outdoors, okay. Live and let live; but indoors? Dead meat.
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