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    Talking

    I drove down into Dice's home state of Pennsylvania today to get a load of bricks. My buddy spotted this and I had to turn around and take a few pictures.

    Yes, that is the chimney for a woodstove in the basement! I think they terminated it a little too soon (actually it looks like the last section has fallen off). In the close-up, you can see the facia board charring already. This one left me speechless. Note the pulled gas meter to the left of the stack. "Natural gas, we don't need your stinkin' natural gas!!!"



    Experience is what you have an hour after you need it.

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    Looks like an oil tank behind the house too, tri-fuel?
    We've been doing so much,for so long,with so little, that now we can do almost anything, with nothing at all.

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    Well Baubby

    As your not a Pa. native you'll be excused for not knowing thats our way of melting snow off the roof.


    Ingenuity and resourcefulness are worthwhile and notable characteristics of Pennsylvanians.(at least on the eastern side of the state)
    5 out of 4 people don't understand fractions

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    glennnnnnn (was that just 2?)

    Please don't have a hissy fit on me. Actually, I was just so happy it wasn't in NY. And it was in Potter County, West PA, not East PA, which we all know, is God's Country.
    Experience is what you have an hour after you need it.

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    Originally posted by a\c don
    Looks like an oil tank behind the house too, tri-fuel?
    Wood dealer, gas co., oil co., it don't matter... whoever takes a post dated check!
    Experience is what you have an hour after you need it.

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    "East PA, which we all know, is God's Country."

    Agreed!
    5 out of 4 people don't understand fractions

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    Pennsylvania.



    What a hillbilly mess!

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    I ain't got time to scrape the paint off them facia boards fore I paint em. HEY! I got a idea!!

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    Great shot.
    But you can see they are doing some home improvement.
    Probably renovating the place and the wood stove
    might be for the workers.
    Might have been doing this project for 10 years.
    Probably sell for $250K

    [Edited by actnowhvac on 03-09-2004 at 10:57 PM]

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    Originally posted by actnowhvac
    Great shot.
    But you can see they are doing some home improvement.


    [Edited by actnowhvac on 03-09-2004 at 10:57 PM]
    Right... here is what I trimmed out to reduce the picture.


    Ain't it pertier?

    The strange thing, just up the road is a brand new log house, over 2500 ft, dressed up to the 9's. Weird how they do things in PA, just a roll of the dice, I guess. Doesn't get my goat tho.
    Experience is what you have an hour after you need it.

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    Is that a grave in the front yard?

    Pennsylvania



    What a mess!

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    Originally posted by James 3528
    Is that a grave in the front yard?

    Pennsylvania



    What a mess!
    OHHH I'm falling on the floor.

    The strangest people I ever met were in PA.
    No offense but there are some strange areas there.
    I remember stopping somewhere in midstate at midnight
    and seeing what looked like carnival folk in a
    Dutch kitchen drinking coffee and just getting reved up.
    I was still 4 hours from home but jumped back in the truck
    and started driving.

    Great one probably true. "a grave" Got to remember that.
    Yeah I think that pic does tell a long story.
    Nice pitch to the oil tank.

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    Originally posted by actnowhvac
    Originally posted by James 3528
    Is that a grave in the front yard?

    Pennsylvania



    What a mess!
    .
    Nice pitch to the oil tank.
    Hey that's just pre-planning!! When the wood runs out, the gas company won't hook up the meter again, and that oil tank starts leakin' worser, I got me a back-up! City fool!

    Seriously, the people I have worked for down in PA have been wonderful. Just do things at a different speed, in a different way. Not worst, not better, just different.

    Experience is what you have an hour after you need it.

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