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What they have in common is the goal of growing across state lines. As Goodrich puts it in a Las Vegas business publication interview in March 2017: “Our ultimate goal is to bring our brand, our unique customer-centric culture and processes across the nation and become the gold standard for home service in the U.S.” To that end, the plumbing side of the organization is being aggressively marketed around an image of the sun. The company logo is a smiling cartoon sun ablaze with cheerfulness and holding a pipe wrench in one of its sunbeams. The theme continues through bright orange and yellow wrapping on service trucks — and the giveaway of a pair of sunglasses with every job. The positive vibes flowing from the company image are also, by design, felt within the company, according to Eisenhauer. He says The Sunny Plumber is as optimistic a workplace as it appears to be. “Every company goes through its trials, but we do everything we can to keep morale up. We do everything we can to make it a positive work environment. The management style I have always followed is to lead on a positive level,” he says. “And the positive attitude we have in the office, when conveyed to our clients, helps them overcome their situations.


On Wednesday white smoke rose from the Vatican signaling the beginning of a new reign for the Catholic Church. One that will surely usher in the judgment and sanctimony long asked for by Catholics everywhere. “I plan to lead a more progressive church,” newly elected Pope Jorge Bergoglio said in his inaugural speech. “Hating on the ethnics is so outdated, we instead are turning our attention to the 21st century abomination, homosexuals.” This came as a surprise to many bishops who try not to talk about that, “seeing as that thing with the alter boys got a little dicey.” However Pope Bergoglio is a strong advocate of homophobia, and promises by the end of his reign, “everyone will be a bigot.”   As tensions build in the Korean Peninsula, a South Korean plays Starcraft There’s a lot going on in the Korean peninsula these days. Every day North Korea seems to be gearing up more and more for some weird modern war with their generally just kind of nice but eccentric neighbors. The Onteora Sewer had the privilege of interviewing a South Korean during this crisis. When asked about the impending war he looked up weary-eyed from his computer screen and said, “Yeah, the North Koreans are rough.” Turning back quickly, he took a big ol bite out of some greasy-ass pizza, pressed a few keys, and shouted, “Fuck the Terrans, Zergs for life bitch,” and won the hell out of a game of Starcraft. Enthralled with the skillful gamesmanship, our reporter continued watching, giving advice occasionally, but mainly basking in the heartfelt devotion that was a video game being played right. When Starcraft was finished, it was time for DotA, then World of Warcraft.


This tenacity comes with one disadvantage: Ring shank nails can be a bear to pull ; often the head will pop off before the nail can be extracted. And if you are able to yank one out, they leave a pretty nasty looking hole. A tack cloth or tack rag is a lint-free material—often gauze-like—impregnated with a tacky substance used to remove dust and dirt from wood prior to finishing; a task essential to applying a smooth finish . Paper towels, cloth rags and vacuums may remove dust initially, but they also kick it into the air where it can land back on your project—putting you right back where you started. A tack cloth only costs about $1 and, if stored in a sealed plastic bag between uses, can be used multiple times before losing its "stickiness." Some folks make their own tack rags by soaking cheesecloth or old diapers in various concoctions of shellac, varnish, linseed oil and/or mineral spirits. Type "how to make tack cloth" into your search engine and you'll find plenty of options and opinions. Many woodworkers and finishers maintain that microfiber cloths —available in the car-care section of many stores—are just as effective in removing and holding onto dust as tack cloths. A chalk line (or chalk box) is a tool containing string and powdered chalk used to create long straight lines on long flat surfaces. Most look a bit like the teardrop shaped tree ornaments you see in old Christmas photos.


The average cost of a tankless unit together with installation can run $2,500-4,000 (a large portion of the cost goes to expensive installation). By comparison, you can purchase and install a 40-60 gallon storage tank for $800-1,500. The price difference is the primary reason why most homeowners stay away from tankless heaters. Limited Water Output: a typical tankless device usually supplies enough hot water to only one location. This means that if you have a large and/or busy household, where multiple people may be showering, doing laundry etc. at the same time, you may find that there is not enough hot water for everyone at the same time. One solution is to install a number of tankless devices to meet the needs of your household. However, this further drives up the already high cost. By contrast, most 40-60 gallon storage tanks do just fine servicing the needs to a busy household, and many higher-end gas powered models can heat up additional water very quickly. Requires Too Much Energy At Once: to heat enough hot water on demand, a tankless gas heater typically needs 150,000 to 200,000 BTU (by comparison a storage gas heater only needs 30,000 to 50,000 BTU). If your home has a low pressure main, you will be limited by a fairly low total BTU allowance among all your gas appliances, making it a challenge to install a tankless gas heater.


If there are supply lines or appliances around the suspect area, check them carefully for rips or splits, unattached hoses , or anything else that looks like it could cause a leak. If all looks right, turn on the water (or water-using appliance), making sure you can turn if off again quickly just in case. Check for leaks (you may need to wait a few minutes), and turn everything back off. If you see drips on your paper, put a bowl or bucket to catch the water, then trace that drip back to where it came from. Once you know what’s leaking, you can fix it yourself or call your landlord and/or plumber and let them know what you found (and how you found it). If you see nothing at the time, it might just be a really slow leak. Check on it daily or more often to see if drips fall when you’re not looking. If you have no drips after a week or so, the leak might have been taken care of, or it might have been that kid after all. Or maybe it only appears when it rains .