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A commode isn't much (if any) better, which is why I typically sit on my ass whenever I'm at home.

That's the way my mom raised me, too. She said she wasn't going to clean up piss off the floor so I could by-God sit to pee. I agree, it's a lot more sanitary. Except, um, some commodes have a higher water level than others...
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PostLink    Posted: Mon Oct 14, 2013 2:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

one of the best insults I ever hear from one man to another who was not acting as a man should was, ""Do you should sit on the toilet when you piss?"....Just saying Wink
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PostLink    Posted: Mon Oct 14, 2013 6:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nashou66 wrote:
one of the best insults I ever hear from one man to another who was not acting as a man should was, ""Do you should sit on the toilet when you piss?"....Just saying Wink

I'm about 6'3" and 250 pounds, and I'm not an *******, so I don't generally have to worry about insults from other men. Just saying.

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PostLink    Posted: Mon Oct 14, 2013 7:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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ecrabb wrote:
A commode isn't much (if any) better, which is why I typically sit on my ass whenever I'm at home.

That's the way my mom raised me, too. She said she wasn't going to clean up piss off the floor so I could by-God sit to pee. I agree, it's a lot more sanitary. Except, um, some commodes have a higher water level than others...


Wow and here I spent all my life practicing my aim.

The only time I remember sitting is the morning after so I can fall asleep against the wall. Laughing

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PostLink    Posted: Mon Oct 14, 2013 7:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

AnalogRocks wrote:
garyfritz wrote:
ecrabb wrote:
A commode isn't much (if any) better, which is why I typically sit on my ass whenever I'm at home.

That's the way my mom raised me, too. She said she wasn't going to clean up piss off the floor so I could by-God sit to pee. I agree, it's a lot more sanitary. Except, um, some commodes have a higher water level than others...


Wow and here I spent all my life practicing my aim.


It's not about the aim. No matter how perfect your aim is, piss still gets on the floor because it splashes. No way to avoid it other than sitting down.

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PostLink    Posted: Mon Oct 14, 2013 11:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

ecrabb wrote:
Nashou66 wrote:
one of the best insults I ever hear from one man to another who was not acting as a man should was, ""Do you should sit on the toilet when you piss?"....Just saying Wink

I'm about 6'3" and 250 pounds, and I'm not an *******, so I don't generally have to worry about insults from other men. Just saying.

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PostLink    Posted: Mon Oct 14, 2013 3:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

wow, quite an interesting change of topic, from home theater pics to pissing on the floor, lmao. Thumbs Up
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wow, quite an interesting change of topic, from home theater pics to pissing on the floor, lmao. Thumbs Up

Totally par for the course around these parts! Wink

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PostLink    Posted: Mon Oct 14, 2013 4:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

certain piercings make sitting mandatory.

don't think about it.

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PostLink    Posted: Fri Oct 18, 2013 4:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

ecrabb wrote:
I'm about 6'3" ...


There's your problem. V = sqrt(2gH). your height is high, or something is too short. I can't sit, because the water is too cold. And deep. Laughing

I'm with AR. Aim. Hitting the porcelain rather than a puddle of water at the bottom minimizes splashing. I wear shorts and Birkies alot. Wink That's what I liked about the look of Kals' urinal. Good urine-stream aquadynamic engineering.

Ever been to Japan or other Asian cultures and used the hole or trough thing? I don't think they are to stand over, but rather to squat on. Weird. Practically and efficiency speaking, a straw-bale in the back-yard works great for a pisser. Zero water, zero plumbing, nothing to clean, and it recycles and loosens and enriches the soil. Maybe too Bohemian?

Kals thread took a turn here. Kinda weird that a toilet fixture would do that. Sorry Kal. Wink
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PostLink    Posted: Sat Nov 02, 2013 3:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Our basement bar & brewery was featured in an article called "Ultimate Brewing Man Cave" in the November 2013 issue of Brew Your Own (BYO) magazine.

You can read it here: http://www.theelectricbrewery.com/images/Electric_Homebrewery_BYO_Nov2013.pdf (4.7 mb)

A preview:





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PostLink    Posted: Sat Nov 02, 2013 4:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Awesome!!

remind me - how are you using the big empty space behind the screen - almost directly under the words "movie storage"? is that the furnace and so on?

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remind me - how are you using the big empty space behind the screen - almost directly under the words "movie storage"? is that the furnace and so on?

The area with the grey/white floor? Yes, it's mechanical room (ERV/furnace/hot water tank/etc) and workshop/storage area for all the junk you accumulate that don't want to see every day. Wink

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area for all the junk you accumulate that don't want to see every day. Wink
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That would my entire basement.

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PostLink    Posted: Sat Nov 02, 2013 6:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yep. That's how ours was before the reno. That's why I have floor to ceiling shelves and it has to be organized! (We have way too much stuff!)

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PostLink    Posted: Sat Nov 23, 2013 8:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Our basement was part of a feature in the local Ottawa Citizen newspaper today (Nov 23, 2013). It was an article that covered basement reno's.

Complete article:

http://www.ottawacitizen.com/entertainment/Basement+beauties/9195128/story.html

Here's the relevant portion for our basement:

Quote:
OTTAWA — Bars have been a feature of basements for at least as long as suburban dads have been turning concrete walls into rec rooms. But the winning entry in the basement renovation category at this year’s Housing Design Awards sponsored by the Greater Ottawa Home Builders’ Association takes both beer and basements to a whole different level.Designed and built by Ottawa’s Just Basements, the spectacular below-grade makeover includes a complete electric microbrewery behind a custom quartz and walnut bar. The sleek, gleaming brewery with its chrome draft tower was the homeowner’s idea and it produces eight types of beer — just the thing to quaff while unwinding in the tiered home theatre or after a spell in the custom-built infrared sauna.

The high-end makeover illustrates “the trend of people willing to go to the trouble of designing spaces and spending money in the basement to have what we would never have thought of before,” says Just Basements’ Norm Lecuyer.

In keeping with the tastes of home buyers, basement renovation clients are increasingly asking for slick, modern designs, he says. In the case of the craft beer-loving homeowner, that meant a grey-toned colour scheme, strong lines, and metal and glass accents.


The bar of a winning Just Basements project features eight site-brewed beers on tap at the chrome draft tower.


Designed and built by Just Basements, the winning design in this year’s Housing Design Awards basement renovation category features a grey-toned colour scheme, strong lines, and metal and glass accents.


Taking beer and basements to a new level, the winning entry in this year’s basement renovation category at the Housing Design Awards is a sleek and stylish space by Just Basements that features a microbrewery.


Sleek and stylish, this winning basement design by Just Basements was inspired by homeowners wishing for a great place to enjoy their passions for entertaining, movies and beer.


The microbrewery in the Just Basements project is touted as one of the largest home breweries in Ontario. (Kal: Really? I wonder who came up with that... that's not something I ever said).


A custom-built infrared sauna is just one of the many features in the Just Basements winning project. (Kal: The sauna's actually not IR. I originally considered IR when it was going to be a small space (1-2 seater) but going traditional was actually cheaper given the larger size of the sauna we went with (5x7 feet). IR saunas are also a completely different 'feel' and not what I'm used to either, which is one of the reasons we decided to go larger in order to put in a traditional heater).


The bar of a winning Just Basements project features eight site-brewed beers on tap at the chrome draft tower.



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PostLink    Posted: Mon Nov 25, 2013 12:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wow! Congratulations Kal you earned it! sad to admit that BYO is still in its wrapper on my desk..... looking forward to reading it.
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PostLink    Posted: Tue Feb 11, 2014 3:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

A couple of our designer's pictures have been mentioned/reused on a couple of websites:

About ½ way down the page: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/02/09/cool-basements_n_4747813.html?ir=Parents

5th photo down: http://thechive.com/2014/02/06/some-homes-are-a-cut-above-the-rest-31-photos/

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PostLink    Posted: Tue Feb 11, 2014 3:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

kal wrote:
A couple of our designer's pictures have been mentioned/reused on a couple of websites:

About ½ way down the page: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/02/09/cool-basements_n_4747813.html?ir=Parents

5th photo down: http://thechive.com/2014/02/06/some-homes-are-a-cut-above-the-rest-31-photos/

Kal


Telling people one of your photos is on the Chive must get some great reactions!! congats again!
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Wow that is really something to be proud of hell I am proud of it and its yours Thumbs Up

How much time do you spend not in there??
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