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2021-02-25 2:41:20 PM  
growing up on a dairy farm, not exceptionally well to do, we had a freezer on the dirt floor of the root cellar for storing meat, and veggies from the garden.
1 cubic foot was designated for a pint of home made ice cream. And it you wanted ice cream, you milked a cow, got cream, went to the hen house, and got eggs. Then made the stuff.
Then to the shed to get rock salt.
Then to the freezer and got a couple of things of ice.
Then churned.
If you were lucky, there were a couple cut up fresh cherries in it.
 
2021-02-25 3:08:12 PM  
Growing up in a middle-class suburb, we had a fridge, and occasionally kept ice cream in it.
 
2021-02-25 3:15:27 PM  
I want two dishwashers. One for the clean dishes and another to load as used.
 
2021-02-25 3:17:34 PM  
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Yeah, but how many have 2?
 
2021-02-25 3:36:16 PM  
Its less offensive than their soft focus features on honest to God Nazis but in very bad taste to pretend like the (actual) middle class is still that large in America anymore.

Here's what people THINK wealth distribution is in America compared to what is actually was 10 years ago.  And its only gotten worse.

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2021-02-25 5:12:19 PM  
I placed a beer between my inner and outer window last year in December to keep it cool and forgot about it overnight. Not good.
 
2021-02-25 5:12:41 PM  
DNRTFA, but don't people in the UK (at least in cities) have a fridge that can fit a few pairs of shoes, tops?
 
2021-02-25 5:14:36 PM  
When we got a second fridge several years ago it was a revelation - we'll never go back to just one fridge.
 
2021-02-25 5:22:29 PM  

optikeye: I want two dishwashers. One for the clean dishes and another to load as used.


I like your thinking and wish to subscribe to your newsletter, please. If you think about it, two dishwashers would eliminate the need for kitchen cabinets to store your dishes, because they'd always be in one dishwasher or the other. I use the two laundry baskets theory of laundry, one clean, one dirty, for the same reason. (o.k. you caught me, I really use one basket for clean laundry and a heap on the floor for the dirty laundry.)

Here's a time saving life-hack. Why waste time sorting and pairing socks? Instead, find a brand of sock you are comfortable in, (Goldtoe XL in my case) and buy two dozen identical pairs, all the same color. Get rid of all other socks. Now, whenever you need socks, just root around in the "Clean" basket until you find any two socks, and you are good to go.
 
2021-02-25 5:24:58 PM  

Psychopompous: optikeye: I want two dishwashers. One for the clean dishes and another to load as used.

I like your thinking and wish to subscribe to your newsletter, please. If you think about it, two dishwashers would eliminate the need for kitchen cabinets to store your dishes, because they'd always be in one dishwasher or the other. I use the two laundry baskets theory of laundry, one clean, one dirty, for the same reason. (o.k. you caught me, I really use one basket for clean laundry and a heap on the floor for the dirty laundry.)

Here's a time saving life-hack. Why waste time sorting and pairing socks? Instead, find a brand of sock you are comfortable in, (Goldtoe XL in my case) and buy two dozen identical pairs, all the same color. Get rid of all other socks. Now, whenever you need socks, just root around in the "Clean" basket until you find any two socks, and you are good to go.


I'm confused.

Why do you care if your socks match?
 
2021-02-25 5:26:06 PM  

Smackledorfer: I'm confused.

Why do you care if your socks match?


this'n, right here.
 
2021-02-25 5:26:35 PM  
I live in a 50+ year old house with a refrigerator in the garage that I wouldnt be surprised is original (labels have fallen off). Aside from having to defrost it now and then the thing just keeps on going. Meanwhile I've replaced the kitchen refrigerator 2x in 21 years.
 
2021-02-25 5:29:23 PM  
Had an extra fridge in the basement at one point. I found the second one just accumulated leftovers that got forgotten and ended up being thrown out. Now I have a chest freezer. I find it more useful than a fridge.
 
2021-02-25 5:36:11 PM  

damageddude: I live in a 50+ year old house with a refrigerator in the garage that I wouldnt be surprised is original (labels have fallen off). Aside from having to defrost it now and then the thing just keeps on going. Meanwhile I've replaced the kitchen refrigerator 2x in 21 years.


Yep. Appliances suck for longevity now days. I had a fridge in the garage that was ugly olive green but refused to die. It had to be at least 40 years old when I gave it away a few years ago. I only got rid of it because someone gave me a much newer unit for free that has ice/water in the door. It was called in to double duty a couple of weeks back when our inside fridge shiat the bed.

The new one we had delivered works fine, though it's a bid louder than I like. I don't know how we will like the ice until the plumber can get over and change out the shut-off valve to it. Damn valve won't turn on or off; just a slow leak that I've plugged up with a couple of hose clamps and a length of hose.

We also have a deep freeze in the garage where ribs, brisket and various other cuts of meat reside. It's been humming along for a couple of decades. I guess we technically have 3 fridges if you count the small one on the patio for storing drinks when cooking out.
 
2021-02-25 5:38:04 PM  

damageddude: I live in a 50+ year old house with a refrigerator in the garage that I wouldnt be surprised is original (labels have fallen off). Aside from having to defrost it now and then the thing just keeps on going. Meanwhile I've replaced the kitchen refrigerator 2x in 21 years.


Try to avoid moving your garage fridge, sometimes it disturbs the feng shuiof the fridge and the coils crack or get blocked by shifting sediment. I miss my old garage fridge:( It was so old it had one of those doors with the latch that used to trap kids.
 
2021-02-25 6:08:04 PM  
2 fridges, I don't need.  Too much stuff goes bad before I can eat it in my one fridge as it is.  2 freezers, however...

/Desperately wish I had room for a third, even larger freezer
//The one on the top of the fridge almost doesn't even count
///I suppose I could use an extra fridge for pickles and cider...
 
2021-02-25 6:11:13 PM  
We have 2 fridges. Looking at getting one for beer too.
 
2021-02-25 6:12:37 PM  
No they don't.
 
2021-02-25 6:13:20 PM  

abhorrent1: Had an extra fridge in the basement at one point. I found the second one just accumulated leftovers that got forgotten and ended up being thrown out. Now I have a chest freezer. I find it more useful than a fridge.


box freezer is by far the best appliance purchase I have ever bought

But we drink a lot of beer and I would find it nice to have a dedicated beverage fridge. I plan to put one under the counter in the den.
 
2021-02-25 6:15:27 PM  

mekkab: DNRTFA, but don't people in the UK (at least in cities) have a fridge that can fit a few pairs of shoes, tops?


people in NYC use their ovens to store clothes & blankets, so, seems about right?

/probably also shoes
 
2021-02-25 6:17:53 PM  

optikeye: I want two dishwashers. One for the clean dishes and another to load as used.


Eliminate some cabinets.  Brilliant
 
2021-02-25 6:19:48 PM  

Benevolent Misanthrope: for pickles and cider


Say that out loud a few times.
 
2021-02-25 6:19:53 PM  

Smackledorfer: Psychopompous: optikeye: I want two dishwashers. One for the clean dishes and another to load as used.

I like your thinking and wish to subscribe to your newsletter, please. If you think about it, two dishwashers would eliminate the need for kitchen cabinets to store your dishes, because they'd always be in one dishwasher or the other. I use the two laundry baskets theory of laundry, one clean, one dirty, for the same reason. (o.k. you caught me, I really use one basket for clean laundry and a heap on the floor for the dirty laundry.)

Here's a time saving life-hack. Why waste time sorting and pairing socks? Instead, find a brand of sock you are comfortable in, (Goldtoe XL in my case) and buy two dozen identical pairs, all the same color. Get rid of all other socks. Now, whenever you need socks, just root around in the "Clean" basket until you find any two socks, and you are good to go.

I'm confused.

Why do you care if your socks match?


Now I know how Diogenes of Sinope, the Ancient Greek philosopher who lived in a wine barrel in the market and had narrowed down his possessions to a toga, walking stick, lantern, and a bowl from which to eat and drink, felt when he encountered a child drinking water from his cupped hands.
"What a fool I've been to waste my time lugging around this bowl, when Nature has provided me with all I need!"
Of course, Diogenes would be SOL if someone started giving away hot soup.
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2021-02-25 6:23:14 PM  
I jest do not... FTFA the one family was still using a 1980s fridge. I mean, that's great it still works, but don't the energy costs imply getting a new efficient-er one instead?

like, last summer (or mebbe 2019, who remembers, doesn't matter) - my wife's parents' main ginormous-window-unit A/C died. for the last and final of many times. she said to me, "ohhhhh, that's the same one we had at our old house when I was a kid!" ... yeah, THIRTY OR FORTY YEARS AGO. ummm, y'know, if you'd bought a new one 5 or even 10 years ago, you'd have already saved enough on 'lectricity to make up for it probably.

(lol, what she misses most? the horrific noise that thing made. fine. "alexa? loop air conditioner sounds" - bam, problem-solved. "but it doesn't sound the saaaaame!!!")
 
2021-02-25 6:24:45 PM  
So for those talking about longevity of appliances, especially about refrigerators now a days. Most refrigerators in thei manual now will specifically tell you do not use in a garage or uncondintioned space (IE a place that is not served by your HVAC. Be it central air, radiant heating/cooling etc...)

And the reason for this is actually because of energy efficiency . Basically refrigeration be it central air or in a refrigerator is about heat transfer. There is no such thing as "cooling" what you're really doing with a heatpump or a refrigerator is exchanging heat with external sources, be it air (heatpump or refrigerator) or via water (chiller systems. Geothermal)

So as the efficiency goes up (IE times the system kicks on the compressor, uses electricity) external temperature check points have to be less severe, (Confitioned so it won't kick on the compressor every couple minutes when ambient temperature is 90 or more degrees, etc..) or defrost when hey it magically hits 0 outside.

Everytime that compressor starts it dies a little. And the newer compressors and refrigeration systems? Are built to use as little energy as possible.

Back in the day, screw efficiency and just build. Work horse of a machine. Let it gobble up the grid and keep rolling. The inner workings could be robust, take a beating.

With energy efficiency it means making the internal workings lighter, require less electricity to move refrigerant through the system.

So now all that old school iron? Lighter composites, smaller, thinner, hey whatever it takes to require less energy everytime that compressor starts. Less durable.

If you want a garage fridge go older. Everyone is screaming planned obsolescence, and I'm sure that's part of it. The other part is physics and energy ratings. You'll spend less electricity on the device during its life time, but rather than seeing it kick for 50 years you're looking at more like 8-10.
 
2021-02-25 6:26:20 PM  
We have a regular fridge, a red wine cooler and a white wine cooler.

/DRTFA
 
2021-02-25 6:27:51 PM  
We don't all keep ridiculously strict kosher...
 
2021-02-25 6:29:39 PM  

Axeofjudgement: So now all that old school iron? Lighter composites, smaller, thinner, hey whatever it takes to require less energy everytime that compressor starts. Less durable.


Ughhh ment alloys not composites
 
2021-02-25 6:33:58 PM  

offacue: Benevolent Misanthrope: for pickles and cider

Say that out loud a few times.


You f*cking deve.  I knew there was a reason I liked you.
 
2021-02-25 6:36:57 PM  
We picked up a cheap older fridge a while ago and turned it into a kegerator in the garage for homebrew. Now at any given time we usually have two beers, a hard lemonade, and sparkling mineral water on tap. Also the extra freezer space comes in handy.

That sucker paid for itself during 2020.
 
2021-02-25 6:39:28 PM  

Psychopompous: Here's a time saving life-hack. Why waste time sorting and pairing socks? Instead, find a brand of sock you are comfortable in, (Goldtoe XL in my case) and buy two dozen identical pairs, all the same color. Get rid of all other socks. Now, whenever you need socks, just root around in the "Clean" basket until you find any two socks, and you are good to go.



My husband almost did this right. But he chose a brand with an outward facing label on the ankle. So there are still right and left socks even though they're all the same style, color and brand.

And he cares about the ankle label. So, gotta root through that basket. C'mon, man, are you going to be showing off your ankle like some Puritan hoor?

He's otherwise a lovely person so...I tolerate it.
 
2021-02-25 6:40:11 PM  
Regular sized one, a mini, and chest freezer
 
2021-02-25 6:55:53 PM  
Went to full sized fridge with no freezer compartment or ice maker for kitchen.  Just one big honkin' fridge.  Can't imagine going back.

Keep full sized freezers in garage.
 
2021-02-25 6:58:20 PM  

Axeofjudgement: So for those talking about longevity of appliances, especially about refrigerators now a days. Most refrigerators in thei manual now will specifically tell you do not use in a garage or uncondintioned space (IE a place that is not served by your HVAC. Be it central air, radiant heating/cooling etc...)

And the reason for this is actually because of energy efficiency . Basically refrigeration be it central air or in a refrigerator is about heat transfer. There is no such thing as "cooling" what you're really doing with a heatpump or a refrigerator is exchanging heat with external sources, be it air (heatpump or refrigerator) or via water (chiller systems. Geothermal)

So as the efficiency goes up (IE times the system kicks on the compressor, uses electricity) external temperature check points have to be less severe, (Confitioned so it won't kick on the compressor every couple minutes when ambient temperature is 90 or more degrees, etc..) or defrost when hey it magically hits 0 outside.

Everytime that compressor starts it dies a little. And the newer compressors and refrigeration systems? Are built to use as little energy as possible.

Back in the day, screw efficiency and just build. Work horse of a machine. Let it gobble up the grid and keep rolling. The inner workings could be robust, take a beating.

With energy efficiency it means making the internal workings lighter, require less electricity to move refrigerant through the system.

So now all that old school iron? Lighter composites, smaller, thinner, hey whatever it takes to require less energy everytime that compressor starts. Less durable.

If you want a garage fridge go older. Everyone is screaming planned obsolescence, and I'm sure that's part of it. The other part is physics and energy ratings. You'll spend less electricity on the device during its life time, but rather than seeing it kick for 50 years you're looking at more like 8-10.


thank you. most of ^^^this was that which my tiny drunken mind was attempting to allude.

although the lifetime-vs-maintenance aspect is certainly an interesting twist.
 
2021-02-25 7:13:53 PM  

tintar: Axeofjudgement: So for those talking about longevity of appliances, especially about refrigerators now a days. Most refrigerators in thei manual now will specifically tell you do not use in a garage or uncondintioned space (IE a place that is not served by your HVAC. Be it central air, radiant heating/cooling etc...)

And the reason for this is actually because of energy efficiency . Basically refrigeration be it central air or in a refrigerator is about heat transfer. There is no such thing as "cooling" what you're really doing with a heatpump or a refrigerator is exchanging heat with external sources, be it air (heatpump or refrigerator) or via water (chiller systems. Geothermal)

So as the efficiency goes up (IE times the system kicks on the compressor, uses electricity) external temperature check points have to be less severe, (Confitioned so it won't kick on the compressor every couple minutes when ambient temperature is 90 or more degrees, etc..) or defrost when hey it magically hits 0 outside.

Everytime that compressor starts it dies a little. And the newer compressors and refrigeration systems? Are built to use as little energy as possible.

Back in the day, screw efficiency and just build. Work horse of a machine. Let it gobble up the grid and keep rolling. The inner workings could be robust, take a beating.

With energy efficiency it means making the internal workings lighter, require less electricity to move refrigerant through the system.

So now all that old school iron? Lighter composites, smaller, thinner, hey whatever it takes to require less energy everytime that compressor starts. Less durable.

If you want a garage fridge go older. Everyone is screaming planned obsolescence, and I'm sure that's part of it. The other part is physics and energy ratings. You'll spend less electricity on the device during its life time, but rather than seeing it kick for 50 years you're looking at more like 8-10.

thank you. most of ^^^this was that which my tiny drunken mind was attempting to allude.

although the lifetime-vs-maintenance aspect is certainly an interesting twist.


Drinking right there with you buddy!

Figured I'd just break down the reason behind this as a resident HVAC technician.

Does poses the question, what's worse? Energy consumption of an appliance or the manufacturing and selling of a new appliance? At what point does never gonna die iron and brass consuming electricity vs disposable appliances that sip it lead to less of a footprint?

Then you got people like my brother trying to chip away too much Ice cause the freezer loover to the fridge is sealed shut and punches a whole through an evaporator coil with a screw driver. And you can't fix it really  cause it's coated in plastic and good luck brazing in those situations...

Just one of those things. Laws are made to conserve energy and leave less of a footprint, but then you're also making things disposable. It's farking physics.reminds me of the King Of The Hill Episode with the Low Flush toilets. Sure it saves water a flush. But if you have to flush more times....
 
2021-02-25 7:23:13 PM  

Omnis_evil_twin: Psychopompous: Here's a time saving life-hack. Why waste time sorting and pairing socks? Instead, find a brand of sock you are comfortable in, (Goldtoe XL in my case) and buy two dozen identical pairs, all the same color. Get rid of all other socks. Now, whenever you need socks, just root around in the "Clean" basket until you find any two socks, and you are good to go.


My husband almost did this right. But he chose a brand with an outward facing label on the ankle. So there are still right and left socks even though they're all the same style, color and brand.

And he cares about the ankle label. So, gotta root through that basket. C'mon, man, are you going to be showing off your ankle like some Puritan hoor?

He's otherwise a lovely person so...I tolerate it.


yeah, I do that too. although... it always perplexes me whether I should choose the label to go inside or outside, my OCD is literally that bad, ha.

pro-tip: Sugoi brand various types/lengths of bike/running socks. has R/L embroidered right at the toe. tbh I have zfc if it relates to actual-fitment, alls I know is it satisfies my inner-demons. all colors of the rainbow and then some, can't go wrong.

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2021-02-25 7:27:10 PM  
Axeofjudgement:So as the efficiency goes up (IE times the system kicks on the compressor, uses electricity) external temperature check points have to be less severe, (Confitioned so it won't kick on the compressor every couple minutes when ambient temperature is 90 or more degrees, etc..) or defrost when hey it magically hits 0 outside.

Everytime that compressor starts it dies a little. And the newer compressors and refrigeration systems? Are built to use as little energy as possible.

Back in the day, screw efficiency and just build. Work horse of a machine. Let it gobble up the grid and keep rolling. The inner workings could be robust, take a beating.

With energy efficiency it means making the internal workings lighter, require less electricity to move refrigerant through the system.

So now all that old school iron? Lighter composites, smaller, thinner, hey whatever it takes to require less energy everytime that compressor starts. Less durable.

If you want a garage fridge go older. Everyone is screaming planned obsolescence, and I'm sure that's part of it. The other part is physics and energy ratings. You'll spend less electricity on the device during its life time, but rather than seeing it kick for 50 years you're looking at more like 8-10.


So it dumps the heat on your kitchen floor and it is up to your AC to move it outside. Getting another appliance to do half your work is a hell of a way to earn an energy efficiency rating. It should be able to hold up in the garage.
 
2021-02-25 7:33:41 PM  

Axeofjudgement: Then you got people like my brother trying to chip away too much Ice cause the freezer loover to the fridge is sealed shut and punches a whole through an evaporator coil with a screw driver. And you can't fix it really  cause it's coated in plastic and good luck brazing in those situations...

Just one of those things. Laws are made to conserve energy and leave less of a footprint, but then you're also making things disposable. It's farking physics.reminds me of the King Of The Hill Episode with the Low Flush toilets. Sure it saves water a flush. But if you have to flush more times....


oh, lawd, I hadn't even thought to get into that part. after learning the very wrong lesson once, or twice, or maybe more than a few times... my method now is simply: drag the thing outside, take the doors completely off, and let nature (and the raccoons!) take its course. ice melts, coils clear, wipe the thing down with bleach wipes, bring back inside.

and yeah, our guest-bath turlet has, dear lord, I d'nno even how to begin to describe it, is not something I can even fix or fudge or mess with... the filler valve fills only this... tiny weeny little V-shaped trough at the very top of the tank? so when you flush, all that happens is that it dumps the little trough and you just hope it clears the bowl out. which obviously is not what ever happens.
 
2021-02-25 8:00:07 PM  

Axeofjudgement: So for those talking about longevity of appliances, especially about refrigerators now a days. Most refrigerators in thei manual now will specifically tell you do not use in a garage or uncondintioned space (IE a place that is not served by your HVAC. Be it central air, radiant heating/cooling etc...)

And the reason for this is actually because of energy efficiency . Basically refrigeration be it central air or in a refrigerator is about heat transfer. There is no such thing as "cooling" what you're really doing with a heatpump or a refrigerator is exchanging heat with external sources, be it air (heatpump or refrigerator) or via water (chiller systems. Geothermal)

So as the efficiency goes up (IE times the system kicks on the compressor, uses electricity) external temperature check points have to be less severe, (Confitioned so it won't kick on the compressor every couple minutes when ambient temperature is 90 or more degrees, etc..) or defrost when hey it magically hits 0 outside.

Everytime that compressor starts it dies a little. And the newer compressors and refrigeration systems? Are built to use as little energy as possible.

Back in the day, screw efficiency and just build. Work horse of a machine. Let it gobble up the grid and keep rolling. The inner workings could be robust, take a beating.

With energy efficiency it means making the internal workings lighter, require less electricity to move refrigerant through the system.

So now all that old school iron? Lighter composites, smaller, thinner, hey whatever it takes to require less energy everytime that compressor starts. Less durable.

If you want a garage fridge go older. Everyone is screaming planned obsolescence, and I'm sure that's part of it. The other part is physics and energy ratings. You'll spend less electricity on the device during its life time, but rather than seeing it kick for 50 years you're looking at more like 8-10.


I'm aware how refrigeration works. The inside fridge that recently went out was 11 years old and had never been outside of the kitchen. I clean the coils each year and keep the inside units at least 10 inches from the wall.  I really don't care if it costs me an additional $50 year to keep an old, reliable unit working. With a "cheap" new model going for over $1200, it's going to take a hell of a long time to recoup. As in, never, considering new stuff is designed to last about 10 years.

And it's not just the "hard parts" that have been built cheaply. The garage unit that replaced old green cools fine. But a couple of months ago the light inside the fridge part starting blinking and a weird noise was coming from the back of the unit. Upon searching, I found that the control board is known to do this and is about $150 to purchase. Nope. I took out the bulb and put in a cheap LED magnetic light that illuminates when the door is opened/goes off when closed. It's not perfect, but it cost me about $2. Beer is still cold and I'll be damned if I'm going to spend $150 to fix a free refrigerator that otherwise works fine.

Anyway, what I'm getting at is that when the manufacturers freely admit that 10-12 years is considered normal for a new fridge, it's bullshiat. Your metal components don't need to be 6 ounces lighter at the sacrifice of longevity and reliability. And I've never seen a manual that says a refrigerator or freezer has to be used only in climate controlled areas, though I would believe it with these 1 year warranties they all have these days.

I guess refrigerators are the new tvs? Cheaper to replace than repair?
 
2021-02-25 8:10:59 PM  

Benevolent Misanthrope: 2 fridges, I don't need.  Too much stuff goes bad before I can eat it in my one fridge as it is.  2 freezers, however...

/Desperately wish I had room for a third, even larger freezer
//The one on the top of the fridge almost doesn't even count
///I suppose I could use an extra fridge for pickles and cider...


For me, as an empty nest and it's just me and the Mrs., the two fridge system works pretty well. They both have freezers, so that takes care of the extra freezing space I need. And the outside garage fridge mainly holds beverages, but handles overflow or large items I need to store temporarily. I cook quite a bit and sometimes I need the space for dishes in waiting to be cooked, or for leftovers.
 
2021-02-25 8:18:30 PM  
 
2021-02-25 8:37:38 PM  

fasahd: Axeofjudgement:So as the efficiency goes up (IE times the system kicks on the compressor, uses electricity) external temperature check points have to be less severe, (Confitioned so it won't kick on the compressor every couple minutes when ambient temperature is 90 or more degrees, etc..) or defrost when hey it magically hits 0 outside.

Everytime that compressor starts it dies a little. And the newer compressors and refrigeration systems? Are built to use as little energy as possible.

Back in the day, screw efficiency and just build. Work horse of a machine. Let it gobble up the grid and keep rolling. The inner workings could be robust, take a beating.

With energy efficiency it means making the internal workings lighter, require less electricity to move refrigerant through the system.

So now all that old school iron? Lighter composites, smaller, thinner, hey whatever it takes to require less energy everytime that compressor starts. Less durable.

If you want a garage fridge go older. Everyone is screaming planned obsolescence, and I'm sure that's part of it. The other part is physics and energy ratings. You'll spend less electricity on the device during its life time, but rather than seeing it kick for 50 years you're looking at more like 8-10.

So it dumps the heat on your kitchen floor and it is up to your AC to move it outside. Getting another appliance to do half your work is a hell of a way to earn an energy efficiency rating. It should be able to hold up in the garage.


So duct it yourself with a damper? I don't build the damn things I'm just explaining the thermodynamics and physics behind it.

Pay me and I'll build you a custom one of a kind cabinet for your shiat. Otherwise deal with physics and thermal dynamics like the rest of us!

Oh compressors generate heat.
 
2021-02-25 9:00:52 PM  

gopher321: I placed a beer between my inner and outer window last year in December to keep it cool and forgot about it overnight. Not good.


You can afford inner andouter windows?
You sound like one of those "2 refrigerator" fat cats.
 
2021-02-25 9:07:13 PM  

tintar: Omnis_evil_twin: Psychopompous: Here's a time saving life-hack. Why waste time sorting and pairing socks? Instead, find a brand of sock you are comfortable in, (Goldtoe XL in my case) and buy two dozen identical pairs, all the same color. Get rid of all other socks. Now, whenever you need socks, just root around in the "Clean" basket until you find any two socks, and you are good to go.


My husband almost did this right. But he chose a brand with an outward facing label on the ankle. So there are still right and left socks even though they're all the same style, color and brand.

And he cares about the ankle label. So, gotta root through that basket. C'mon, man, are you going to be showing off your ankle like some Puritan hoor?

He's otherwise a lovely person so...I tolerate it.

yeah, I do that too. although... it always perplexes me whether I should choose the label to go inside or outside, my OCD is literally that bad, ha.

pro-tip: Sugoi brand various types/lengths of bike/running socks. has R/L embroidered right at the toe. tbh I have zfc if it relates to actual-fitment, alls I know is it satisfies my inner-demons. all colors of the rainbow and then some, can't go wrong.

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i am very ultilarian and boring when it comes to things like socks. here in florida i vastly prefer to be barefoot all the time/wear flip flops/wear ZEMS for exercise.

but at work i can't. so i just bought like 3 packs of these 2 years ago. brand-on-toe makes it easy to see if they are inside out/upside down when putting on. left and right are identical. so i just made them a dedicated "sock drawer" and don't even bother to pair them up. fish out any 2, any time, throw them on any foot, ALWAYS good to go!

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and it's AWESOME! i have 3 pairs of bright colored "fuzzy socks" for in-house lounging on rare cold nights, and 4 pairs of very good wool hiking socks, should i need them.

but never, ever needing to sort, or think, about socks, being able to literally fish them out of their drawer in the dark, brings me unexpected joy every time i do laundry/dress for work 😊
 
2021-02-25 9:17:39 PM  
The house we bought came with a garage fridge.  I didn't think anything of it, but if you're a beer lover, like me, it is amazing.  Fill that garage fridge with beers, and you don't take up space in that food fridge in the kitchen.
 
2021-02-25 9:40:21 PM  

gopher321: I placed a beer between my inner and outer window last year in December to keep it cool and forgot about it overnight. Not good.


Diet Coke explodes...I call it (the can of drink in between windows) my redneck refrigerator.
 
2021-02-25 10:53:22 PM  
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2021-02-25 11:11:55 PM  

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But it keeps the coldness molecules polarized so that your food stays fresher longer!
 
2021-02-25 11:15:18 PM  

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But it keeps the coldness molecules polarized so that your food stays fresher longer!


Lol, is subzero made by monster cables?
 
2021-02-25 11:22:33 PM  
STFU

/GTFO
 
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