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2012-07-13 02:01:29 PM  
Each penny glued down?

Some future contractor doing demo is going to want to kill himself.
 
2012-07-13 02:10:20 PM  
That's pretty cool. I might steal this idea for my kitchen backsplash.
 
2012-07-13 02:12:50 PM  
How many of them are ass-pennies?
 
2012-07-13 02:27:32 PM  
Is there somewhere I can buy the penny template thing?
 
2012-07-13 02:31:33 PM  
really should have been yakity sax.
 
2012-07-13 02:36:03 PM  

violentsalvation: Is there somewhere I can buy the penny template thing?


violentsalvation: Is there somewhere I can buy the penny template thing?


You probably only need a couple of straight edges to start from; as long as you do the interlocking right from there it should be good.
 
2012-07-13 02:44:40 PM  

FriarReb98: violentsalvation: Is there somewhere I can buy the penny template thing?

violentsalvation: Is there somewhere I can buy the penny template thing?

You probably only need a couple of straight edges to start from; as long as you do the interlocking right from there it should be good.


Maybe a carpenter's square would be a good way to make the sheets.
 
2012-07-13 02:51:33 PM  
 
2012-07-13 02:54:25 PM  

Lando Lincoln: FriarReb98: violentsalvation: Is there somewhere I can buy the penny template thing?

violentsalvation: Is there somewhere I can buy the penny template thing?

You probably only need a couple of straight edges to start from; as long as you do the interlocking right from there it should be good.

Maybe a carpenter's square would be a good way to make the sheets.


Good call....
 
2012-07-13 03:21:37 PM  

violentsalvation: There are some awesome ideas here


You just linked to Pinterest. Time to turn in your Man Card.
 
2012-07-13 03:25:53 PM  

ThatGuyGreg: Each penny glued down?

Some future contractor doing demo is going to want to kill himself.


Exactly, but not sure what its glued down on. If I were to do it, I'd glue it to cheap, white lenolium tiles. Or something like that. The cheapest, thinnest tile you could find. Maybe another color like black or brown would match better, but you get the point.
 
2012-07-13 03:25:55 PM  

Shostie: violentsalvation: There are some awesome ideas here

You just linked to Pinterest. Time to turn in your Man Card.


I'm not even sure what pinterest is.
 
2012-07-13 03:58:10 PM  

violentsalvation: Shostie: violentsalvation: There are some awesome ideas here

You just linked to Pinterest. Time to turn in your Man Card.

I'm not even sure what pinterest is.


Tumblr for 35 year old married women....and Tumblr was just Picasa for 17 year olds who think "follow trains" are cool.
 
2012-07-13 04:09:17 PM  
Also, I'm not sure if those came out to be 1 ft x 1 ft tiles, but, they were 16x19 in pennies, which is $3.04.... decide for yourself if pennies as a floor covering is a good deal at $3.04/sqft.

/I guess at least you can always get your money back later.
 
2012-07-13 04:44:57 PM  

dletter: Also, I'm not sure if those came out to be 1 ft x 1 ft tiles, but, they were 16x19 in pennies, which is $3.04.... decide for yourself if pennies as a floor covering is a good deal at $3.04/sqft.

/I guess at least you can always get your money back later.


I'm pretty sure that they weren't 1 sqft tiles.

From another link:

We just installed the pennies (we had glued to the mosaic tile mesh backing) directly over the existing ceramic tile in the vestibule (foyer/entryway) with regular thin set. We then grouted it with laticrete epoxy grout in chocolate truffle. It was really very easy and i love the way it came out.. most people that first see it don't realize that it's pennies. It took 3,889 pennies (it's about 3'-8" x 5'-8")...so $38.89 for app. 24 sf of tile is not bad at all.

$38.89 divided by 24 sqft is about $1.62 per sqft.

Still not the cheapest thing in the world, but if you have a crap-ton of pennies lying around your house...
 
2012-07-13 04:57:00 PM  
that many pennies.. my god the stink.
 
2012-07-13 04:59:25 PM  
Next step - bring someone OCD into that kitchen and see their reaction to the mix of heads and tails and the fact that even all the heads don't face the same direction
 
2012-07-13 05:03:01 PM  
What did they cover it with, and did they have multiple grounding sites? Because it seems like an electrical hazard, especially in a kitchen.
 
2012-07-13 05:14:39 PM  
Hmmm, I've got a small end table that the top is absolutely destroyed (deep scratches) but the legs & sides are still fine. Covering the top with pennies & then a thick coat of poly might make a really cool project. Thanks for the idea subby
 
2012-07-13 05:32:18 PM  

RoyBatty: What did they cover it with, and did they have multiple grounding sites? Because it seems like an electrical hazard, especially in a kitchen.


Really? Commercial kitchens... and now trending in home kitchens... often use stainless steel countertops. And copper, while expensive, is often used for lots of things.

Interesting question though.
 
2012-07-13 05:34:10 PM  
Lots O pot.
 
2012-07-13 05:38:49 PM  

downstairs: RoyBatty: What did they cover it with, and did they have multiple grounding sites? Because it seems like an electrical hazard, especially in a kitchen.

Really? Commercial kitchens... and now trending in home kitchens... often use stainless steel countertops. And copper, while expensive, is often used for lots of things.

Interesting question though.


Compared to formica, stainless steel is a good conductor of electricity, but compared to copper, a poor conductor.

Regardless, I don't think I'd put either on the floor where spills happen, loose conducting wires fall, and people walk around barefoot.
 
2012-07-13 05:41:58 PM  

RoyBatty: Regardless, I don't think I'd put either on the floor where spills happen, loose conducting wires fall, and people walk around barefoot.


And it's not just the spills or random loose wires, it's the nature of it probably being grounded (contrary to what I wrote earlier), and thus allowing your barefoot body to form the conductor between the old, shorting, blender and the new copper penny floor.

Perhaps I would intentionally ground it through a ground fault detector tied to the circuit brakers, but that seems expensive and dubious to rely on.

/I am not a lawyer or electrician or doctor, any electrical advice I give here should not be taken.
 
2012-07-13 05:48:54 PM  

RoyBatty: RoyBatty: Regardless, I don't think I'd put either on the floor where spills happen, loose conducting wires fall, and people walk around barefoot.

And it's not just the spills or random loose wires, it's the nature of it probably being grounded (contrary to what I wrote earlier), and thus allowing your barefoot body to form the conductor between the old, shorting, blender and the new copper penny floor.

Perhaps I would intentionally ground it through a ground fault detector tied to the circuit brakers, but that seems expensive and dubious to rely on.

/I am not a lawyer or electrician or doctor, any electrical advice I give here should not be taken.


Dishwasher overflowing is about the only "normal" problem I could see happening. I'm sure a code inspector would shiat, though.
 
2012-07-13 06:01:11 PM  
The end product looks great, but right now, it really highlights how mundane the rest of the kitchen is.
 
2012-07-13 06:02:20 PM  

FriarReb98: violentsalvation: Is there somewhere I can buy the penny template thing?

violentsalvation: Is there somewhere I can buy the penny template thing?

You probably only need a couple of straight edges to start from; as long as you do the interlocking right from there it should be good.


Umm, the pennies are not supposed to be touching - there should be some grout between them. That is why you need a template.

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2012-07-13 06:37:17 PM  
So worthless it can be made into a floor for cheaper than any sort of wood or tile. Time to ditch the penny, and the nickel. The half penny had more purchasing power than a dime now when it was retired.
 
2012-07-13 06:39:23 PM  
Money as flooring.

First World Problems.
 
2012-07-13 06:43:30 PM  

RoyBatty: What did they cover it with, and did they have multiple grounding sites? Because it seems like an electrical hazard, especially in a kitchen.


All pennies since 1983 and some 1982's are 97.5% zinc and only 2.5% copper.
 
2012-07-13 06:46:45 PM  

RoyBatty: RoyBatty: Regardless, I don't think I'd put either on the floor where spills happen, loose conducting wires fall, and people walk around barefoot.

And it's not just the spills or random loose wires, it's the nature of it probably being grounded (contrary to what I wrote earlier), and thus allowing your barefoot body to form the conductor between the old, shorting, blender and the new copper penny floor.

Perhaps I would intentionally ground it through a ground fault detector tied to the circuit brakers, but that seems expensive and dubious to rely on.

/I am not a lawyer or electrician or doctor, any electrical advice I give here should not be taken.


It looks to me like they applied sealer at the end there, so that would mean the copper isn't even exposed. If it weren't sealed, I'd be more concerned about the cleaning nightmare it would be over any electrical hazards...
 
2012-07-13 06:49:28 PM  

12349876: RoyBatty: What did they cover it with, and did they have multiple grounding sites? Because it seems like an electrical hazard, especially in a kitchen.

All pennies since 1983 and some 1982's are 97.5% zinc and only 2.5% copper.


Good point, although the pennies are copper plated:

1983-present 97.5% zinc, 2.5% copper (core: 99.2% zinc, 0.8% copper; plating: pure copper)

And A/C current runs mostly on the surface of a conductor.

I'm pretty sure a penny is a good conductor.
 
2012-07-13 06:50:13 PM  
I don't have to explain my art to you, Warren.
 
2012-07-13 06:53:25 PM  

RoyBatty: 12349876: RoyBatty: What did they cover it with, and did they have multiple grounding sites? Because it seems like an electrical hazard, especially in a kitchen.

All pennies since 1983 and some 1982's are 97.5% zinc and only 2.5% copper.

Good point, although the pennies are copper plated:

1983-present 97.5% zinc, 2.5% copper (core: 99.2% zinc, 0.8% copper; plating: pure copper)

And A/C current runs mostly on the surface of a conductor.

I'm pretty sure a penny is a good conductor.


You've also got to consider the plastic or whatever is inbetween them in that grid thingy from :10 to :25
 
2012-07-13 07:03:33 PM  

12349876: I'm pretty sure a penny is a good conductor.You've also got to consider the plastic or whatever is inbetween them in that grid thingy from :10 to :25


Perhaps. You're probably right, and this is a surface just as safe as linoleum. I tend to think that between bare feet, many times larger than the size of a single penny, spills, scraping of furniture, movement, time, bad luck, etc., that it's asking for trouble.
 
2012-07-13 07:18:04 PM  
People use cold rolled steel on kitchen floors and I have yet to hear of someone being electrocuted. Settle down you OCD geeks! Yeesh. I have been collecting actual copper pennies so I can do my powder room. I really want that templet the guy used.
 
2012-07-13 07:19:46 PM  
Sigh. I know I spelled template wrong.
 
2012-07-13 07:36:43 PM  

Gig103: Next step - bring someone OCD into that kitchen and see their reaction to the mix of heads and tails and the fact that even all the heads don't face the same direction


That, or drop 10 pennies and see how long it takes to find them all.
 
2012-07-13 08:19:42 PM  

scottydoesntknow: How many of them are ass-pennies?


I used to look up to you.
 
2012-07-13 08:34:56 PM  
I wonder if they could do an entire lane like this.
 
2012-07-13 09:19:09 PM  
scottydoesntknow: How many of them are ass-pennies?

I describe a dog's anal glands as smelling like an ass full of pennies...
 
2012-07-13 09:27:28 PM  
Sobrrr

scottydoesntknow: How many of them are ass-pennies?

I describe a dog's anal glands as smelling like an ass full of pennies...


You might not want to share that with just anyone.
 
2012-07-13 10:01:42 PM  
wow that looks like shiat
 
2012-07-13 10:10:17 PM  

scottydoesntknow: How many of them are ass-pennies?


jokes.mtvnimages.com
 
2012-07-13 10:26:57 PM  

buntz: Money as flooring.

First World Problems.


Well, it's good to know Zimbabwe and the majority of China is the first world now. I don't know why they are always complaing about working for $3 USD a day then...

/stupid meme is stupid
 
2012-07-13 10:30:05 PM  
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2012-07-13 10:52:10 PM  
Why use a template if you are going to place each penny into each slot?
Dump those pennies on it, spread them around, then fill the empty spots.
 
2012-07-13 11:00:09 PM  
Not thrilled about people walking on his face all day:

f.cl.ly

...also not terribly thrilled about the concept of "ass pennies"
 
2012-07-13 11:02:40 PM  
Historians will love this floor when they dig it up centuries from now.
 
2012-07-13 11:25:25 PM  

dletter:
Tumblr for 35 year old married women....and Tumblr was just Picasa for 17 year olds who think "follow trains" are cool.


I'm lost. Am I cool or lame for having no farking clue what you just said?
 
2012-07-13 11:33:04 PM  

there4igraham: I don't have to explain my art to you, Warren.


I love you, man. That's one of my favorite movies of all time.
 
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