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#3451 memesuze

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Posted 13 April 2012 - 12:08 PM

If I were to install a grab bar in my shower [no bathtub, just a small shower enclosure], do I install it horizontally, so that I can pull myself up from the floor, or vertically, so I can grab from any height as I'm falling? If vertically, how low/high should it go?
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Posted 13 April 2012 - 12:17 PM

If I were to install a grab bar in my shower [no bathtub, just a small shower enclosure], do I install it horizontally, so that I can pull myself up from the floor, or vertically, so I can grab from any height as I'm falling? If vertically, how low/high should it go?

there are published guidelines for builders and designers. i found them when i was building my place. check the interwebs, then try the different positions on the wall and see what is most practical and comfortable for you. also, be sure that there is sufficient blocking behind your wall, it would totally suck if you actually had the strength to pull yourself up to have the bar fall out of the wall.

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#3453 Lippy

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Posted 13 April 2012 - 12:54 PM

how can i go on with my life, now that alec baldwin is off the market? i've been saving myself all these years for nothing

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Posted 14 April 2012 - 02:46 PM

i can't find the thread about death defying food storage and spoilage questions. anyway, yesterday i started cooking rice in my microwave and i forgot all about it after the first 5 minutes of cooking. i remembered it was in the microwave this morning. assuming it doesn't get all gummy if i finish cooking it, will i die if i eat the rice now?

“One thing kids like is to be tricked. For instance, I was going to take my little nephew to Disneyland, but instead I drove him to an old burned-out warehouse. 'Oh, no!', I said, 'Disneyland burned down.' He cried and cried, but I think that deep down he thought it was a pretty good joke. I started to drive over to the real Disneyland, but it was getting pretty late.”
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#3455 beccaboo

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Posted 14 April 2012 - 04:14 PM

i can't find the thread about death defying food storage and spoilage questions. anyway, yesterday i started cooking rice in my microwave and i forgot all about it after the first 5 minutes of cooking. i remembered it was in the microwave this morning. assuming it doesn't get all gummy if i finish cooking it, will i die if i eat the rice now?


You might.

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Posted 14 April 2012 - 04:17 PM


i can't find the thread about death defying food storage and spoilage questions. anyway, yesterday i started cooking rice in my microwave and i forgot all about it after the first 5 minutes of cooking. i remembered it was in the microwave this morning. assuming it doesn't get all gummy if i finish cooking it, will i die if i eat the rice now?


You might.

thanks. i guess it was nice knowing y'all.

“One thing kids like is to be tricked. For instance, I was going to take my little nephew to Disneyland, but instead I drove him to an old burned-out warehouse. 'Oh, no!', I said, 'Disneyland burned down.' He cried and cried, but I think that deep down he thought it was a pretty good joke. I started to drive over to the real Disneyland, but it was getting pretty late.”
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#3457 prasantrin

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Posted 14 April 2012 - 04:19 PM

If your apartment is fairly cool, overnight won't kill you. My family has always left rice at room temperature overnight (sometimes for up to three or four days), and as long as it hasn't gotten wet or even just a little mushy, we'll still eat it.

Just don't leave your rice for more than a week. I've done that several times in the last year, and the mould that grows on that stuff amazes me. It's all poofy like cotton candy. Except during summer when it's hot, then it gets slimy and gooey and really really disgusting.

Of course, I'm talking about fully cooked rice left in a rice cooker. Don't know about half-cooked rice or rice left in microwavable containers.

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Posted 14 April 2012 - 04:58 PM



i can't find the thread about death defying food storage and spoilage questions. anyway, yesterday i started cooking rice in my microwave and i forgot all about it after the first 5 minutes of cooking. i remembered it was in the microwave this morning. assuming it doesn't get all gummy if i finish cooking it, will i die if i eat the rice now?


You might.

thanks. i guess it was nice knowing y'all.


$2 worth of rice vs a couple of days of barfing and feeling miserable.

Do the math.

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#3459 Suzanne F

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Posted 14 April 2012 - 08:11 PM

This is the thread you want.

Of course, I'll say just eat it (which I gather you already did). Why people are so scared of food is beyond me.:rolleyes:

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Posted 17 April 2012 - 02:20 PM

How long do you expect dress shirts to last? I've got a bunch of shirts, probably between 3-5 years old, and the collars are much too tight. I had my neck measured and, to my surprise as well, it's the same size it's always been. I'm guessing that repeated laundering has shrunk the necks? The rest of the shirts seem to be fine (i.e., the sleeves are still long enough).

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Posted 17 April 2012 - 02:26 PM




i can't find the thread about death defying food storage and spoilage questions. anyway, yesterday i started cooking rice in my microwave and i forgot all about it after the first 5 minutes of cooking. i remembered it was in the microwave this morning. assuming it doesn't get all gummy if i finish cooking it, will i die if i eat the rice now?


You might.

thanks. i guess it was nice knowing y'all.


$2 worth of rice vs a couple of days of barfing and feeling miserable.

Do the math.

nothing bad happened, but i probably wouldn't risk it again

“One thing kids like is to be tricked. For instance, I was going to take my little nephew to Disneyland, but instead I drove him to an old burned-out warehouse. 'Oh, no!', I said, 'Disneyland burned down.' He cried and cried, but I think that deep down he thought it was a pretty good joke. I started to drive over to the real Disneyland, but it was getting pretty late.”
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#3462 Anthony Bonner

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Posted 17 April 2012 - 02:52 PM

How long do you expect dress shirts to last? I've got a bunch of shirts, probably between 3-5 years old, and the collars are much too tight. I had my neck measured and, to my surprise as well, it's the same size it's always been. I'm guessing that repeated laundering has shrunk the necks? The rest of the shirts seem to be fine (i.e., the sleeves are still long enough).

how often do you launder them? I'm happy with 2 years or so laundering them every week or two. Then I start to tear the elbows - and maybe you can keep repairing them for 6 months or so.
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Posted 17 April 2012 - 02:57 PM


How long do you expect dress shirts to last? I've got a bunch of shirts, probably between 3-5 years old, and the collars are much too tight. I had my neck measured and, to my surprise as well, it's the same size it's always been. I'm guessing that repeated laundering has shrunk the necks? The rest of the shirts seem to be fine (i.e., the sleeves are still long enough).

how often do you launder them? I'm happy with 2 years or so laundering them every week or two. Then I start to tear the elbows - and maybe you can keep repairing them for 6 months or so.

The shirts I have that are in heavy rotation only last about 2 years. I don't wear ties to work so I'm not sure if the necks are shrinking.
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Posted 17 April 2012 - 03:28 PM

It never occurred to me that it might not be because I'm always getting fatter.
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Posted 17 April 2012 - 03:37 PM

The rest of the shirts seem to be fine (i.e., the sleeves are still long enough).

Too bad. It would have made a better story.

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