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« Reply #4125 on: October 10, 2020, 03:25:17 pm »
I hope I never have to deal with stones!! My mama had them a couple times and she told me how bad it was... I believe it!  I tell ya, the other day, I got a little scared because as I was learning about this gout crap I saw that the crystals floatin' around could facilitate mad stonage......    bogus.....  yet another reason to get my diet in order.

But yeah.... the bad foods.....       someone on FB mentioned that so much of the best food is bad for us. It's like evolution played a trick on us. Human intervention and all that, though, but you'd think food that is good for us wouldn't be such lousy tasting and with bad textures, etc. I was looking at a model diet for those with gout and it was like....  carboard and lawn clippings... the most boring, least tasteful list of foods I'd ever seen.   :unsure: :angry:

Thunderbrrt might be back on pretty soon, rather than later, then you can show him some pictures, too.  ;D I expect to have more free time this winter when something so tedious won't drive me nuts. I plan to retain the sharks mouth...... so it'll be the one T-bird with it and I want to see what it looks like with the patriotic paint job.  :wacko:
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« Reply #4126 on: October 12, 2020, 08:15:30 am »
Wondered what you'd do with the shark mouth.  The guy at work just got facemasks with that on them.  Pretty cool.  The cannon looks like a cigar stuck in its mouth.

The list of foods for me to have/not have isn't too hard to follow.  I cut out a few things, go easy on others.  I don't know what they say for gout.  If you can cook, hopefully sauces and seasonings can liven even boring things up- if you're even allowed to have those.

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« Reply #4127 on: October 12, 2020, 10:34:27 am »
It can be tricky....       trying to find ways to liven up a boring diet is what got this mess rolling. I had the right idea to do as you suggest, but I was very careless and screwed up big time. Half of the stuff I was trying to use makes things worse... some of I knew about already and should have known better..... steak sauce... worcestshire sauce, and red meat. Some things I DIDN'T know about, however......  surprise surprise.

Here's the next hurtle: I'm on a diuretic. I drink tons of water, but still..... I just recently learned that diuretics are NOT good for gout. There for the longest I was doing quite alright WITH the diuretic even so I'm going to try to get back to that stage with my diet and see how things go.... do my blood work here in about a month and see where my uric acid levels are at and then if need be consult with the doctor about how to proceed. Prolly wind up on allopurinol the rest of my life.

Plans for today... well... I took a break for a week from my home re-organization and all that.... you know.. leading up to getting my new computer set up. It's been like two months now since I bought that nice glorious gaming computer and a new glorious TV and haven't even so much as taken the TV out of the box or even plugged in the damn computer. Had to get the WORK done before PLAY, you see.... but now I'm closing in on the end of it all (I think) and depended on which approach I take I could be done with it all as soon as this evening or if I decide to move furniture in THIS room (not going to in the other room, I found a way to balance things to alleviate the lopsided CG lmao). DUDE.   Microsoft flight simulator.... DCS world..... uhhh... etc etc etc... so much fun gaming to be had. I might become addicted to the thing. 
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« Reply #4128 on: October 14, 2020, 06:16:53 pm »
GOD LORD, I'm so frustrated right now. OK, so, I'm trying to mount this new TV I have on the wall. Here's the thing,  the studs ARE NOWHERE NEAR to code or even uniform. My great grand father (and his flunkies I imagine) built this house and I'm not sure what the qualifications were back then but these days studs are supposed to be on 12s and possibly on 16s.  (inches)  Old stuff could possibly be on 24s (two feet). Well.... I found a stud at near the center point of the room and thought I was losing my mind because the stud finder is telling me odd things. It got to the point where I decided to just drill holes about half an inch apart all the way across from where I found that middle stud to where I thought another was........          stud find was right but here I found a stud to the left that was 26 inches away yet the stud on the right was 20 inches away. WHAT IN THE HELL? As I said, I drilled holes all in between to test the stud finder and sure enough, there's no stud in that 26 inch span yet..... on the other side, there's one 20 inches away.   I'm thinking the wall studs might be in a brick like pattern or something with vertical AND horizontal 2X4s because even a blind framer wouldn't make such an egregious miscalculation. This has lead to hours of frustration. I'm so ready to just start stomping on things.  :angry:   Now I have a wall full of god damn holes and I'm not sure how to proceed because I was trying to get the TV centered in the room best I could but with studs so randomly placed It's going to be way off center and I'm going to have to move yet more furniture just to get the damn thing to fit.  :banghead: :banghead:

This has eaten away all my free time so no model stuff this evening, oviously!  ;D
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« Reply #4129 on: October 14, 2020, 07:42:52 pm »
Ahhhh!   So, I went to the expert and asked mama about the house....  ;D     Turns out the brick-pattern studs and my mass confusion came about because portions of the house were built with Army surplus.....   good hard wood and stuff from gun crates and... whatever.... military stuff. That explains the horizontal wood in the walls and also the non-uniform patterning and distancing. House was built in 1938 and they were less worried about code. Those walls are more than likely stronger than vertical stud only walls. Mystery solved.... sure was frustrating, though.
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« Reply #4130 on: October 14, 2020, 11:21:04 pm »
I was wondering just what the HELL you were on about there Brad, and then I remembered that most US houses are made from wood. The 'studs' are the vertical and horizontal wood beams behind the walls, right?

I don't have that problem in my 1856 built house, its walls are blocks of stone, maybe 24" wide by 14" high and 24" thick too.................  ;D
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« Reply #4131 on: October 15, 2020, 02:43:19 am »
Had me foxed for a moment, Brad.   My house is 1837, solid brick wall, heavily fired bricks, so drilling holes to put up shelves etc. is a major undertaking.  The only good thing is that the Big Bad Wolf Demolition Company would have to do a lot more than just huffing and puffing to blow this house down.
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« Reply #4132 on: October 15, 2020, 02:56:14 am »
So what you are saying Brad C, is that your house is a kitbashed whiff...
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« Reply #4133 on: October 15, 2020, 10:21:33 am »
I was wondering just what the HELL you were on about there Brad, and then I remembered that most US houses are made from wood. The 'studs' are the vertical and horizontal wood beams behind the walls, right?

I don't have that problem in my 1856 built house, its walls are blocks of stone, maybe 24" wide by 14" high and 24" thick too.................  ;D

Vertical only! If there are horizontal pieces in the walls that aren't associated with doors/windows then they're... called... something (15 years since I last put my framing hammer down)... they can be placed in there to attach plumbing or wiring to or purpose built because they know something will be attached to it after the wall is finished... BUT.... studs are only the vertical boards and technically, if you build a wood frame wall with no doors and no windows there won't be any horizontal wood inside at all (other than at the very top and bottoms) and the dry wall (or possibly sheets of wood) being screwed to it act to shore things up. Something to do with the industrial revolution or something... at some point when wood mills became really efficient most everything went to wood frame construction to provide strong, cheap, and a quick building structure. It's amazing how fast you can frame an entire place.

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« Reply #4134 on: October 15, 2020, 10:26:05 am »
I've watched them build houses in Minneapolis, and I was amazed how fast they went up! Over here it can take YEARS as they're mostly done in brick on this side of the pond.

I never could figure out why you'd build a wooden house in a place where the winter temp went down as low as -30 F, but they work anyway.

It's strange how building methods vary so much, considering that most of the population of the US had its roots from over this side.
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« Reply #4135 on: October 15, 2020, 10:26:37 am »
Had me foxed for a moment, Brad.   My house is 1837, solid brick wall, heavily fired bricks, so drilling holes to put up shelves etc. is a major undertaking.  The only good thing is that the Big Bad Wolf Demolition Company would have to do a lot more than just huffing and puffing to blow this house down.

We ain't got a lot of them around here. Oklahoma is kinda neat because of how "new" it is. We didn't become a state until 1907 and wasn't even settled by Europeans (etc.) until the land rush in 1889. America in general doesn't....     with the vast forests around, even older homes were built with wood, albeit with differeing methods than the strictly regulated ways we have now. Over on the Eastern seaboard where the original colonies were are stone and brick building (white house, capitol building, etc are such) but once we started heading west all that was out the window.   
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« Reply #4136 on: October 15, 2020, 10:28:41 am »
So what you are saying Brad C, is that your house is a kitbashed whiff...
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Damn straight it is, and it gets better:  it even contains a smaller house that was moved about half a mile then all the Army stuff was placed on top, basically...   ;D   Downstairs was basically a completely house, with the roof snatched off, then the army crates and all that were used to make the upstairs.  ;D 
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« Reply #4137 on: October 15, 2020, 10:31:58 am »
I've watched them build houses in Minneapolis, and I was amazed how fast they went up! Over here it can take YEARS as they're mostly done in brick on this side of the pond.

I never could figure out why you'd build a wooden house in a place where the winter temp went down as low as -30 F, but they work anyway.

It's strange how building methods vary so much, considering that most of the population of the US had its roots from over this side.

The speed of it...    like you said... amazing... I find it astonishing. When I did framing we could throw up a large, multi story commercial building (fancy steak house) in 3 weeks....  going from just a concrete slab to a golden wooden castle in three weeks... wow!  Regular ol' houses can be built up in a week or two.



EDIT:   Here's the state of my poor wall. I'm not too bothered; I'll fill all the holes and the TV will be covering most of the rest so I won't need to paint until the day comes in the future where the whole house is remodeled but.... man.....  short of literally cutting a hole in the wall to look inside, I had no other way to confirm what the stud finder was telling me. Regardless, I'm on my way now and found the two studs I will be using to hang the TV. That's today I suppose...

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« Reply #4138 on: October 15, 2020, 11:50:05 am »
What IS a stud-finder anyway?

Some sort of sonar that tells you where the studs are behind the walls?
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« Reply #4139 on: October 15, 2020, 12:24:26 pm »
What IS a stud-finder anyway?

Some sort of sonar that tells you where the studs are behind the walls?

Precisely that.
https://www.bunnings.co.nz/our-range/tools/hand-tools/measuring-and-marking/stud-finders

Amazing how the tech has reached a point where it's cheap enough to be commonplace.

Over here the houses are mainly timber framing, Studs, Dwangs (the horizontal bits), and the regs say we also have to have diagonal bracing - presumably cos we're earthquake-prone. (Usually only the one 4X1 plank on walls larger than a certain size.)
And then the gib (plasterboard) sheeting provides the finishing structural strength.