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Old 26 June 2018, 07:46 AM
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When someone on your neighborhood page posts that they have a free antique pirate style chest which will go out with the garbage unless someone wants it. Don't waste the 30 minutes it will take you to walk over and have a look.
I also would have gone and looked, I'm actually planning on making a pirate chest so I'd certainly take a chance on a free one.
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Old 26 June 2018, 02:09 PM
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I was thinking that Beachlife! meant to contact them immediately about it rather than 30 minutes later when it (presumably) had already been taken/spoken for.
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Old 26 June 2018, 02:35 PM
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When I got near the house and saw a filthy mattress leaning against it, that should have been a clue. It was an old, crappy wooden chest which was clearly broken. Though I did like the sounds of it.
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Old 28 June 2018, 03:34 PM
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Y'know Dawn, if you would put the laundry away as soon as DH is done folding it, you won't be scrambling through it looking for undies, bras, work shirts, etc. on the morning you need them.
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Old 02 July 2018, 06:00 PM
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Along the same lines :

Gérard, when on the morning you put some laundry in your washing machine, the best moment to remember to take it out once it's done is not when you're in Paris at 3 pm, on your way to the Game of Thrones exhibition.

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Old 03 July 2018, 11:13 AM
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Gee willakers Dawn, soda cans really can rupture in extreme heat can't they? The next time you get soda, please do not leave the cases in your car for the next two days. During a heat wave at that.
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Old 03 July 2018, 02:45 PM
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Gee willakers Dawn, soda cans really can rupture in extreme heat can't they? The next time you get soda, please do not leave the cases in your car for the next two days. During a heat wave at that.
Apparently heat treated glass can also shatter in the heat....
I was having a picnic with family in the common area of a condo building when we were all showered by shards of glass falling from a 20th floor balcony that 'suddenly' broke.

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Old 03 July 2018, 02:46 PM
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Yikes. Hopefully it was tempered glass.
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Old 03 July 2018, 03:30 PM
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I remember my mother cracking open a car window or two during really hot days to prevent this. I'd do it as well but I'm afraid of forgetting to close the window if a storm was approaching. I do, however, put up my sunscreen windshield thingee and that does make a difference.
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Old 03 July 2018, 05:54 PM
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Yikes. Hopefully it was tempered glass.
I was told that tempered and heat treated are different methods of hardening glass...
http://glassed.vitroglazings.com/gla...ted_glass.aspx
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As a result, tempered glass is less likely to experience a thermal break. With heat-strengthened glass, the cooling process is slower, which means the compression strength is lower. In the end, heat-strengthened glass is approximately twice as strong as annealed, or untreated, glass.
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Old 03 July 2018, 06:16 PM
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I believe when a window breaks it is rarely because the window itself failed (because of heat or any other environmental factor). Windows have basically zero ability to deform. When the opening they are in expands and contracts the window can't do that and isn't nearly strong enough to actual carry any kind of load. If there isn't sufficient flex in the junction between the glass and the structure the window will break. The normal range of temperatures that a window would encounter, in particular any temperature differential, is trivial to the glass.
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Old 03 July 2018, 06:20 PM
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It wasn't a window, it was a glass barrier around a balcony.
The building was built around 8 years ago and I have never seen or heard of this happening there.
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Old 03 July 2018, 06:30 PM
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I was told that tempered and heat treated are different methods of hardening glass...
I meant because tempered glass will break into tiny, relatively safe pieces where untempered (or heated according to that link) can break into large, hurty pieces.
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Old 03 July 2018, 08:24 PM
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Are you sure something didn't hit the glass?
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Old 03 July 2018, 08:37 PM
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It wasn't a window, it was a glass barrier around a balcony.
The building was built around 8 years ago and I have never seen or heard of this happening there.
There was quite a rash of it happening in Toronto. Not lately, but for a while it seemed like there were stories every week.

https://toronto.citynews.ca/2012/06/...ontario-rules/
This article from 2012 has a quote from my city councillor saying that close to 30 panels fell in 2 years.
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Old 04 July 2018, 02:43 PM
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I meant because tempered glass will break into tiny, relatively safe pieces where untempered (or heated according to that link) can break into large, hurty pieces.
Some of the "small pieces" were the size of my finger joint. Safe if it hits you on the head, not so safe when it lands at the bottom of the swimming pool, or in an area where people commonly walk around bear (bare) footed...
Also, the area affected has a bbq/picnic area, so small shards of glass falling in food can be hazardous

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Are you sure something didn't hit the glass?
As the balcony was on the 20th floor and no one/nothing fell, we cannot say for sure...
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Old 06 July 2018, 02:39 AM
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When doing a recipe, put all of the ingredients on the table before starting. Yesterday, I did a cumin seed pie, and forgot the grated cheese. It wasn't bad, mind you, but still, there was something missing.
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Old 15 July 2018, 11:47 PM
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Brace yourself when someone opens a sentence with "I'm not a Trump supporter but..." there is a very good chance your blood pressure is about to go through the roof.
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Old 16 July 2018, 12:13 AM
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I've found that about ninety percent of times when someone says "I'm not an X but," they actually are an X.
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Old 16 July 2018, 12:23 AM
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Because if they were truly not an X, there wouldn't be any need to say it. It should be obvious that they're not one.
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