The rant thread...

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  1. Sota

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    Well my nap plans got crushed yesterday by the 500 getting rained out, can't nap during the race during the week.
     
  2. LittleChief

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    I usually don’t have much to rant about but I have a situation that has me pretty ticked off.

    A few days ago our septic system started showing signs of backing up. I wasn’t absolutely positive I knew where the tank was but I had a pretty good idea so I started digging to uncover it.

    I kept digging and just when I was about to give up I hit concrete a little over two foot deep.

    Now here’s my rant:

    First, the tank is only 16 feet from the house and the house is on a significant slope. Standing on top of the exposed tank the floor of the house (traditional foundation) is about three feet above my head, so I’d estimate that the drain pipe drops 4-5 feet in a 16 foot span. They could have buried the tank with the top just below ground level and still exceeded the required slope by a huge amount.

    Second, I’d just LOVE to meet the person who installed this tank because when they back-filled they put all of the rocks they dug out back in the hole. I’m in the rocky Ozarks and there is not much else besides rock in the ground.

    There is no digging with a shovel here. I used a mattock pick and a pinch point bar to dig and a shovel to scoop out what was left after I tossed the rocks out.

    After a couple days of hard work all three access covers were exposed. The inlet baffle ended up being clogged so I punched it out and everything is draining properly now.

    I’ll have the tank pumped for good measure and I’m going to have access risers installed around the inlet baffle access and the man-hole cover so I won’t have to dig again, but I’m still pretty angry at whoever installed this thing. Here are a few pics:

    The inlet end of the tank is 31” below ground level.
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    Some of the rocks I removed. The dirt piles have a lot of gravel in them also.
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    I know one thing: I’m sure not as fit as I used to be.

    Edit: the ladder laying over the hole is just a part of the crap I have blocking it so the dogs don’t run into it and hurt themselves.
     
  3. Sota

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    Sounds like a crappy job.:lol:
     
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    That is hard work. Dang
     
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    Yeah it was. The first day I finally had to quit when a shovel full of dirt began to feel too heavy to toss out of the hole. :lol:
     
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    Good, SCARY! SCARY! Scary! Day
    Almost lost A.J. during our woods time. I look up to see him rubbing his head through the snow and pawing his face. I realized he was in trouble and he allows me to sweep his mouth. Nothing and he's now in a panic. I grab him and stick my hand in his mouth still nothing. Off he goes . Now we both about wild and he's not breathing mouth wide open and dropped to his knees. I snatched him up and see his tongue is looking swollen and bloods on the snow . I got my hand deep in his mouth and hook something hard down his throat and pull. Out pops a 3 in. Stick that was lodged sideways down his throat.
    Wow the relief in his eyes then worry. Becuase I'm so stressed out I think I'm having a heart attack. My back ribs feel like someone stuck a spear through them and my chest hurts . I'm queasy and my heads pounding. AJ is bumping me and running his side past my legs when I finally throw up. This seemed to release the tension and I started feeling better. Holy hell, don't care to ever repeat that! I still have a headache and stiff neck.
     
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    Thanks , actually sort of glad I wasn't carrying the cell phone, what a cluster the rest of my day and hubby's would have been. I think I would have hit 911. Headache and stiff neck are about gone. Though my back and arms are still sore, he's not a small dog
     
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    Vets that suggest supplements that causes your dog to go on a three day bloody crap fest and react like they had no idea the recommendation might cause the runs when the label clear states it as the most common side effect! Many dollars laters and 4 meds to alleviate the issue to get her back on track.
    When I say it was a three day **** show I'm not exaggerating!
     
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    So my wife wanted new patio furniture I agreed and let her splurge on quality. Thought well that was it, little did I know that we needed a color matching pedestal crystal to accent the patio, do not get me started about the rug samples and the planters. Love her to death though, it's for the house and she puts up with me.
     
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    I was talking to an HR recruiter about a role which listed a specific salary range...she then tells me they couldn't offer the top end of the range, but rather the max was really 20% less than what they listed...

    Seemed pretty disingenuous.
     
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    It is going to get up to 66 here today and I am stuck in meetings all afternoon, would have been a great day to hit my golf club, then nothing like a February thunderstorm tonight to soak my yard again!!!
     
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    No rant but anyone seen BnB lately?
     
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    I was wondering the same thing.


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    Well I hope he is OK
     
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    Hi Oĺd. Just taking a break from this forum.
     
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    Glad your ok


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    Breaks are a good thing , but know your missed :o
     
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    Packing my bag to fly to Detroit then drive to East Lansing tomorrow, I hate the Detroit airport.
     
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    Amen brother. I don't miss it.
     

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