atomic_fungus (atomic_fungus) wrote,

#7287: One more detail.

Dishwasher is installed and currently working on washing dishes!

Ace did not have the fitting I needed; I had to go back to Menards for it. Once home, it took some time to work out how I was going to make the connections since the manual's method would not work--my water supply hose is too short--but then I got to work and made it happen.

Leveled it, test-fit it under the counter, made sure it was plumb, then laid it down on its side and started hooking things up. Drain hose, power, supply hose, and feed the end through the hole in the cabinet. Tucked it under the counter, hooked up the water supply line, spied the insulation sitting atop the counter, disconnected the supply line, pulled it out, attached the insulation, tucked it back under the counter, hooked the supply line up, cheked that it was plumb, then affixed the mounting brackets and screwed them to the counter.

Powered up the circuit, checked everything. Opened the hot water valve, checked for leaks; none. Good to go. Rinsed off the dishes in the sink and put them in the thing, added a detergent pod, and started her up. Whee! Still no leaks!

The last thing left to do is to put the kick panel back on. It's twenty seconds to do, but I want the thing to run through a complete cycle correctly before I put it on.

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Every time there has been a Burn-Loot-Murder riot, it has been over the shooting of some absolute waste of oxygen. You don't see black marxists getting upset when innocent black children are shot by black gang members. You don't see black marxists holding rallies over the black people who obey the law and work hard and who get shot by black criminals.

No--the people that the black marxists have riots over are criminals, shot while resisting arrest to a man, and some of them--like Jacob Blake--are serious scumbags.

"We have a bona fide rapist and a Jew-hater. Thats practically a Democratic national ticket right there." No kidding.

And as I noted before, a startling number of leftists are outright deviants and perverts. "...[T]he wrap sheets of various Antifa corpses shows a definite affinity for the crime of pedophilia."

Remember that Mao himself was a pedophile. And mohammaed married a 9-year-old girl, which is probably one reason the American left loves muslims so much.

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The first pic is pretty freakin' funny.

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I have stopped presenting evidence that the mainstream media in America has an extreme left-wing slant to it, treating the proposition as proven, particularly given the coverage of President Trump. Others are still making the case, though, and more power to 'em.

Let me flip one of them and you'll understand.

Media: "President Trump denies racist tweets were racist."

Me: "Democrats deny Joe Biden's senile ramblings were senile ramblings."

You see how that works?

Also, I noticed that bit about the paid family leave thing--how it was an important thing that Americans have, and it was so desperately needed by working women, oh, woe that we have such a nazi for President!

...until Trump actually enacted paid family leave, at which point, suddenly, "family leave hurts women!"

If President Trump were to say tomorrow, "We have a lovely blue sky today!" the press would have a dozen articles up by suppertime about how the sky is not blue, but a different color; how you can't say "the sky is blue" when it's cloudy somewhere; how this woman and her child suffered terribly when it rained on them because Trump said the sky was blue when it wasn't. Snopes and other self-styled arbiters of truth would call Trump's statement a lie because there was a cloud (one small one) in the sky where and when he said it. There would be endless discussions of whether or not Trump could even say the sky was blue because after all what if the color he perceives as blue is actually yellow to someone else? A few idiots would pipe up with commentary to the effect that a blue sky is evidence of global warming, which must be stopped before we all die. And no litany of left-wing garbage reporting would be complete without someone angrily fuming about how elitist and racist it is to look up and enjoy the sky being blue, because this country has a legacy of slavery and the slaves got whipped if they ever looked up from their tasks, even for a moment, which is why all white Americans owe blacks reparations.

Tell me I'm wrong.

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Anyway, ridiculously nice day today.

Recycling took longer than I expected, but put $16 in my wallet. Getting the crucial fitting for the dishwasher took a good long time, though, because holiday traffic and everyone who could took today off.

Spent perhaps 10, 15 minutes at Ace trying to find this dingus, and could not. Normally, when I go to Ace, I have three people ask me if I need help before I've taken five steps inside the store, but I don't need help because I am pretty familiar with that store and can find what I need. Not today, though--and of course no one offered to help me, not even in passing.

I've had them come up to me when I'm looking at something, having identified this is what I need and just about to pick it up: "Need help?"

But today? Nah. Even though I'm looking at fittings, looking at the install manual in my hand, then back at the fittings, trying to find the right one and failing--no fewer than three clerks walked right past me. The fourth, having just finished helping one guy, walked away from me as I was about to ask him to help me. Finally I got disgusted and left, because I had been over and over and over the relevant shelves and had not found what I needed. To be sure, I could have bodged something together with what they had on hand, and I considered it. Heck, it wouldn't make any difference because the bodge would be invisible and it wouldn't leak any more than the correct fitting would--but finally I thought, No, I am going to do this the right way.

Drove across the ass to the Menards in Schererville. Walked into the place, went up to the second floor where the appliances are sold, went to the display with appliance parts and gizmos on it, passed all the stove and washing machine stuff to the dishwasher section, and was able to put my hand right on the fitting I needed--I practually just walked up to the shelf and grabbed it, it was so easily found; and so easy, in fact, that I found myself questioning whether or not I had actually found what I needed.

Got out of Menards for under $5. Came home, had a PBJ, and installed the dishwasher.

More, I cannot ask for.

However, it took so much time to get that fitting that I don't really have time to do anything about the cupola today.

Oh well!

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At the scrapyard I got rid of those two big bags of aluminum cans, and lead-acid batteries: 3 UPS batteries, 2 batteries for my motorcycle, one for my wife's, and the garden tractor's original battery.

Need to continue taking oil to the car parts store. My aim had been to take used oil in whenever I went there for any reason, but that hasn't really been happening. *sigh*

Maybe instead get a garage heater that can run on used engine oil....

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