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  1. CyberBOB

    Looking for plumber whose seen it all...............

    The ball doesn’t make an airtight seam - if it did, it wouldn’t be able to finish forming the inward bend on the standing portion of the flashing. The diameter of the ball would be the ID of the vent minus the thickness of the lead. Some plumbers/roofers used the handle of a hammer to push through, others pushed a ball on a string through. The string broke, and the plumber/roofer left the ball in place. The ball would be loose enough to allow venting, albeit poorly, but have tight enough tolerances to easily hang up. It has now worked it’s way down the stack, past the T from your sink, and jammed up due to buildup on the sides of the pipe. Or it’s a squirrel.
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    Looking for plumber whose seen it all...............

    It's a rubber ball. Pushed down from the roof. It was used to flare the lead flashing from the vent, but it didn't come out. The sink has always drained a little slow, but recently it has become plugged. Because that ball worked it's way down the vent into the drain, 4" below where your sink T's in. Push hard enough with a snake/auger, and you will squeeze past it. When you pull the snake back out, the ball springs back into shape.
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    Racism of old people

    As Eva Dent.
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    Drip Drip Drip

    Throw his toys out of the sandbox. Then Pence pardons him. Shortly after being sworn in. Past precedent.
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    Racism of old people

    The 2 biggest racists I work with are actually both children of immigrants. They both talk like immigrants are going to destroy the country. I wonder if people talked like that about their parents? I wonder if it is like hazing?
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    Incest and Rape

    A Guy in the Chesapeake. From a different thread, just pointing out how a real apology works.
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    Incest and Rape

    This is how you do it AGITC.
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    Meanwhile, in the Republic of Gilead

    Low blow. About as cool as attacking Baron/Chelsea...
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    Mocking Ads on Craigslist

    That companionway ladder looks like it came off of a child's bunk bed. Probably during the kidnapping.
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    sacre bleu.. coke2 all over again..

    Because somebody found a way of making it cheaper, only it doesn't quite taste right, therefore it is being marketed as better. Like New Coke (as you pointed out).
  11. I remember coming out of Princess Louisa when Malibu was running on a good ebb when I was young and foolish. Tide was pretty low, thought I was going to snap my tiller trying to make the corner before the rock. It was in the days before GPS, but would have loved to know what my SOG was.
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    Craigslist - Not mocking

    Oh my! I never would have thought to paint a boat that color, but it works on the SC27! Very nice!
  13. Cats. Feral cats. (not cougars, sorry Woody) But get them fixed first, otherwise you'll need feral dogs to catch the cats. And then it never ends.
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    Quitting smoking (almost) 1 year in.

    Keep going aA. Been over 5 years since I had a smoke. Quit once decades ago for 2 years. Had a smoke at my mom's funeral. That one cigarette was all it took. I look at that as a life lesson. Some people can have a smoke now and then, others can't. I am one that can't.