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spent most of the night in the er my 2 yr old grandson had a seizure and turned blue had to call 911 turned oud out it was caused by a high fever 103.4 gave him Tylenol and ibuprofen and fluids and sent him home after 6 hrs.
 

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spent most of the night in the er my 2 yr old grandson had a seizure and turned blue had to call 911 turned oud out it was caused by a high fever 103.4 gave him Tylenol and ibuprofen and fluids and sent him home after 6 hrs.
Hopefully all goes well from here. That will give you something to be thankful for.:thbup:
 
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Tuffy, as a retired police officer, I seemed to get those radio calls of a baby not breathing often. They are pure frantic and we got there as fast as those lights and sirens would run. Even did quite a bit of CPR waiting for that damn slow ambulance. Glad all is good now. Have a blessed Thanksgiving!
 

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Jeez, Tuffy, that must have been horrifying. I'm glad your grandson survived and hope he will be ok.
 
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I got bit by my scope today.

I'm sure any of you shooters know what I'm talking about
 

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Built a proper shelf in the laundry room. This is an example of my super rough woodworking, which is why I always describe it as "hobbling things together." I measure twice, cut once, then always seem to have to cut again...anyway, my wife will be super happy to not have to store everything on top of the dryer anymore.

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Looks good to me.

When I redid the house the first time in a super big hurry I built Holly a shelf just like that in her walk in closet that was called a bedroom when we bought the house. Worlds smallest bedroom. The other day she was cleaning her closet and this shelf/ clothes hanger shelf, she said saw weak. I went in and said this thing will hold a ton and gave it a yank and the whole thing came down with the 2 tons of stuff she had crammed on it and hanging from it. I was buried alive. The shelf 2.0 now will hold 3 ton.

Moral to the story is pretty is nice but stronger is better. Yours looks pretty strong.
 

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Looks like a nice shelf!
My father called his work "meatball carpentry".

I need to start cleaning up my laundry room. Bro left his stuff all over the floor and cats messed on it.

On a side note, I watched a funny video that is supposed to be anti-meat-eater but is just amusing. This is the censored version-- it's tofu-cken (the vegan version of turducken).
[ame]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j5QAjcbvbDg[/ame]
 

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You don't need to half lap stuff like that, two screws would have done it. Looks like a shelf.:)
The half lap was to give the front piece a little extra support, to counteract the downward pressure it'll be enduring along its length since it's only secured at the two sides. It's 65" wide. (But I know I tend to over-engineer things, maybe because I'm better at designing stuff than building it.)

Thanks for the reassurances, everyone. I'm sure much is owed to the low quality camera on my flip phone. :p
 

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The half lap was to give the front piece a little extra support, to counteract the downward pressure it'll be enduring along its length since it's only secured at the two sides. It's 65" wide. (But I know I tend to over-engineer things, maybe because I'm better at designing stuff than building it.)

Thanks for the reassurances, everyone. I'm sure much is owed to the low quality camera on my flip phone. :p
The shear of one #8 screw has a sheer strength of 90 lbs so four would give you 360 lbs. So with your two screws you have 180 lbs to work with but the new weak spots you have is the inside corner of the notch. if you over load the shelf the lumber will start to split at one of four places. So the front timber becomes the strength of a 2x2. Worse for the side pieces as a split there would travel to and split on the line of the screws.
The notch can be made stronger by drilling a hole first so the inside corner has a radius
Here is an explanation in steel steel stresses and it would be similar for wood. This is why engineers will not let you notch beams
All that being said, your shelf is fine because the metal part has a double front rail so you likely didn't need the front 2x4.:)
http://www.ewp.rpi.edu/hartford/~ernesto/Su2012/EP/MaterialsforStudents/Aiello/Roark-Ch06.pdf
This stuff is just to easy
http://www.lisefuller.com/effortless-installation-wall-mounted-wire-shelving/
 

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Took my 26 yr old daughter to get a new cell phone on our plan. because her 3 yr old son destroyed hers and she didn't have the 300.00 replacement cost .the worst part of the whole ordeal was waiting in the darn long shopping lines . I think every body in town was there..
 

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Good to know Neal, thanks. That knowledge will help me next time. This is why I'm on this forum!

I worked as a contractor's assistant for a while after high school, but apparently not long enough to learn all this important stuff, or maybe just not long enough for it to stick!

Man, tuffy! That's roughy. Three hundred bucks for a cell phone! My wife's laptop cost less than that. I use a dumb phone--it cost 15 bucks and it's relatively indestructible.
 
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Good to know Neal, thanks. That knowledge will help me next time. This is why I'm on this forum!

I worked as a contractor's assistant for a while after high school, but apparently not long enough to learn all this important stuff, or maybe just not long enough for it to stick!

Man, tuffy! That's roughy. Three hundred bucks for a cell phone! My wife's laptop cost less than that. I use a dumb phone--it cost 15 bucks and it's relatively indestructible.
We all see barn timbers and the nice work they did. But the engineers are quit happy to correct us when they get involved.
 

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Oh my what a day I had.
I have a realtor that has a closing coming up this Wednesday he talked to me weeks ago about doing a punch list and gave me a key.
Wrong Key.
Gives me another key, it opens the screen door, but not the inside door, and he has no key for that door.
I show up today, screen door key works, inside door is unlocked, so I'm in.
He want's me to change 2 door knobs on two closets, there's so many layers of paint and the doors are so oversized they do not even pass the jambs.
Go to plan B reconnect the drain and supply lines to a vanity that had been cut off instead of just removing them.
Come to find out whoever installed the vanity moved it over 2" so now the drain does not line up, the shutoffs will not not open.
Get all that taken care of nothing leaks under the sink, no the faucet will not stop leaking.
He bought a new faucet, but it's the wrong one, no hole for the stopper shaft.
Time for plan C.
Caulk all the new trim, 1/4" gaps in the corners, none of the nails had been set, at least ten they had bent the nail over and left a mess to deal with.
Deal with that and it's time for plan D, Install missing outlet covers, sounds simple enough, not.
He has two boxes of covers and not one screw.
I gave up and went home:)
 

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