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Mojo31 04-25-22 11:39 AM


Originally Posted by ls01 (Post 22483982)
I'm am A hole so I'm used to it...

I tend to think of myself as more of a dick head than an a-hole.

datlas 04-25-22 11:40 AM


Originally Posted by Mojo31 (Post 22484031)
I tend to think of myself as more of a dick head than an a-hole.

You can say dickhead separately, can you say it as one word?

edit: of course you can....but you still can't say french shower. Triste!

indyfabz 04-25-22 11:45 AM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 22483265)
Need more info. What's the "proper" way for him to drain the pool.

Slowly onto his own grassy property, not in a water course or storm drain, and certainly not onto someone else's property. Draining onto someone else's property could very well be a violation of local ordinance.

phrantic09 04-25-22 11:57 AM


Originally Posted by Mojo31 (Post 22484029)
Reading about it when he is done will be epic to me! But, I'd rather do the ride than mow the lawns for free.

I had to mow for the first time Saturday. Only half of the yard really needed it, but I cut it all short-ish, dethatched it, then went over it again.

Have some winter kill along the road and driveway from salt that Iíll need to top dress and re-seed in the near future. Itís a never ending battle.

Mojo31 04-25-22 12:03 PM


Originally Posted by indyfabz (Post 22484043)
Slowly onto his own grassy property, not in a water course or storm drain, and certainly not onto someone else's property. Draining onto someone else's property could very well be a violation of local ordinance.

It's actually a violation of state law.

Most irritating thing is that he just decided to hop the fence and use my yard for his own purposes without so much as introducing himself and asking. That and the potential contamination of the ground/water and over-watering of my landscape plants. There's also the trespassing issue. Around here that's just not a very good idea considering how many people have weaponry laying around (including me).

Mojo31 04-25-22 12:08 PM


Originally Posted by phrantic09 (Post 22484053)
I had to mow for the first time Saturday. Only half of the yard really needed it, but I cut it all short-ish, dethatched it, then went over it again.

Have some winter kill along the road and driveway from salt that Iíll need to top dress and re-seed in the near future. Itís a never ending battle.

I have a couple of places in my beds where quack grass is taking hold. The stuff is virtually kill proof, and will take over everything. Its rhizomes emit a toxin that weakens surrounding plants so it is more able to thrive. You can't dig it up because the rhizomes break and just spread. If you spray it with weed killer, it just starts a new plant. I'm not sure what I'm going to do about it considering its in an area that is adjacent to the pool deck and very much a focal point.

LesterOfPuppets 04-25-22 12:10 PM

Another ebike race. Pfffft. :)

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LesterOfPuppets 04-25-22 12:12 PM


Originally Posted by Mojo31 (Post 22484067)
I have a couple of places in my beds where quack grass is taking hold. The stuff is virtually kill proof, and will take over everything. Its rhizomes emit a toxin that weakens surrounding plants so it is more able to thrive. You can't dig it up because the rhizomes break and just spread. If you spray it with weed killer, it just starts a new plant. I'm not sure what I'm going to do about it considering its in an area that is adjacent to the pool deck and very much a focal point.

How does it rspond to fire?

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datlas 04-25-22 12:14 PM

Speaking of lawns.....

I heard a cycling podcast recently about racing on a grass track. Apparently it's a big thing in the UK but there is only one grass track/velodrome in the usa, in Kansas.

Fascinating.

Mojo31 04-25-22 12:15 PM


Originally Posted by datlas (Post 22484080)
Speaking of lawns.....

I heard a cycling podcast recently about racing on a grass track. Apparently it's a big thing in the UK but there is only one grass track/velodrome in the usa, in Kansas.

Fascinating.

The Brits also play tennis on grass. They must have a thing for it.

Mojo31 04-25-22 12:16 PM


Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets (Post 22484076)

Good question. I do know that my heat gun with set my mulch on fire. :D

datlas 04-25-22 12:17 PM


Originally Posted by Mojo31 (Post 22484081)
The Brits also play tennis on grass. They must have a thing for it.

Fun fact: to "grass" on someone is UK slang to inform the authorities, i.e. to narc on them/rat them out.

LesterOfPuppets 04-25-22 12:19 PM

They even write songs about grass

indyfabz 04-25-22 12:20 PM


Originally Posted by Mojo31 (Post 22484061)
It's actually a violation of state law.

Most irritating thing is that he just decided to hop the fence and use my yard for his own purposes without so much as introducing himself and asking. That and the potential contamination of the ground/water and over-watering of my landscape plants. There's also the trespassing issue. Around here that's just not a very good idea considering how many people have weaponry laying around (including me).

Yeah. Dumb all around. Any idea where he is from?

In PA, you can discharge on your own pervious ground so the soil can absorb, filter and aerate it before it reaches groundwater table. This is from a township site explaining state law:"Another summer has come and gone, and now itís time to close the pool. Before you extend that hose, remember, the water in your pool is filled with chemicals! Not only is improper disposal harmful to the environment, it is a violation of the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protectionís Clean Streams Law!

ē It is illegal to drain pool (or spa) water or backwash into any water course or storm drain. Draining such water into these systems violates the Clean Streams Law because it may contain chlorine, copper and Älter backwash that can harm aquatic life in local creeks and rivers. Storm drain systems are not designed to remove these pollutants.

ē Pool water should NOT be discharged into the street. Instead, you should discharge water into the grass where it will allow for absorption, filtration, and aeration of the water through the soil before it reaches the groundwater table. By draining the pool at a slow and steady rate, filtration will be optimized and erosion will be prevented. When draining pool water into the grass, be attentive so that the water does not drain onto a neighboring property, which is a violation of township ordinances.

ē Pool water may be discharged into a sewer cleanout, laundry sink or other plumbing fixture so that the contaminated water enters the sanitary sewer system which is designed to remove many pollutants from water.

ē If you utilize the services of a pool company for maintenance, please ensure that they comply with the regulations."

genejockey 04-25-22 12:31 PM


Originally Posted by bampilot06 (Post 22483967)
my sprint game is none, bottom of the fourth turn leads to finish line, obviously not sprint every lap but I donít know. I guess see how I feel.

Will they be handing out primes?

phrantic09 04-25-22 12:36 PM


Originally Posted by big john (Post 22484015)
Sounds epic to me. Love to read about it when you're done.

Will definitely share

rjones28 04-25-22 12:39 PM


Originally Posted by Velo Vol (Post 22484003)
You're doing weekends wrong.

Suggest some alternative activities.

rjones28 04-25-22 12:42 PM


Originally Posted by indyfabz (Post 22484043)
Slowly onto his own grassy property, not in a water course or storm drain, and certainly not onto someone else's property. Draining onto someone else's property could very well be a violation of local ordinance.

It's certainly an a-hole move.

rjones28 04-25-22 12:44 PM


Originally Posted by phrantic09 (Post 22484053)
I had to mow for the first time Saturday. Only half of the yard really needed it, but I cut it all short-ish, dethatched it, then went over it again.

Have some winter kill along the road and driveway from salt that Iíll need to top dress and re-seed in the near future. Itís a never ending battle.

No grass cutting yet. Perhaps on May Day.

Velo Vol 04-25-22 12:47 PM


Originally Posted by rjones28 (Post 22484116)
Suggest some alternative activities.

Performing in, and listening to other performances in the Rossini Festival. Temperatures in the 60s/70s. #ProperWeekending

datlas 04-25-22 12:48 PM


Originally Posted by rjones28 (Post 22484122)
No grass cutting yet. Perhaps on May Day.

As in, May the Day never come?? :innocent:

Mojo31 04-25-22 12:51 PM


Originally Posted by indyfabz (Post 22484088)
Yeah. Dumb all around. Any idea where he is from?

In PA, you can discharge on your own pervious ground so the soil can absorb, filter and aerate it before it reaches groundwater table. This is from a township site explaining state law:"Another summer has come and gone, and now itís time to close the pool. Before you extend that hose, remember, the water in your pool is filled with chemicals! Not only is improper disposal harmful to the environment, it is a violation of the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protectionís Clean Streams Law!

ē It is illegal to drain pool (or spa) water or backwash into any water course or storm drain. Draining such water into these systems violates the Clean Streams Law because it may contain chlorine, copper and Älter backwash that can harm aquatic life in local creeks and rivers. Storm drain systems are not designed to remove these pollutants.

ē Pool water should NOT be discharged into the street. Instead, you should discharge water into the grass where it will allow for absorption, filtration, and aeration of the water through the soil before it reaches the groundwater table. By draining the pool at a slow and steady rate, filtration will be optimized and erosion will be prevented. When draining pool water into the grass, be attentive so that the water does not drain onto a neighboring property, which is a violation of township ordinances.

ē Pool water may be discharged into a sewer cleanout, laundry sink or other plumbing fixture so that the contaminated water enters the sanitary sewer system which is designed to remove many pollutants from water.

ē If you utilize the services of a pool company for maintenance, please ensure that they comply with the regulations."

My pool is plumbed to drain through a sewer cleanout, as are most built in the last 20 years. All the filter backwash and drainage goes straight to the pipe.

We don't drain our pools. I can only imagine that he is because it was filthy and not properly maintained, and needs some work. But, whoever he is hiring to do the work should handle the draining as they know what to do.

No idea where he is from, but I understand that he is an adjunct professor (PhD) in industrial engineering at a local college. He should know better.

Velo Vol 04-25-22 12:51 PM


Originally Posted by phrantic09 (Post 22484053)
I had to mow for the first time Saturday.

<==Started five weeks ago

BillyD 04-25-22 12:53 PM


Originally Posted by phrantic09 (Post 22484008)
respectfully disagree. I would classify this weekend as epic


Originally Posted by big john (Post 22484015)
Sounds epic to me. Love to read about it when you're done.

Thereís different types of epic. Epic fail immediately comes to mind.

BillyD 04-25-22 01:02 PM


Originally Posted by rjones28 (Post 22484122)
No grass cutting yet. Perhaps on May Day.

Iíll prolly do mine this week.


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