I'm having my last wisdom tooth pulled tomorrow

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  1. Ian Gills

    Ian Gills Senior Robin Hood Guy

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  2. are you lit up yet???

    hows those pain medications doing???

    kicking in yet???
  3. Ian Gills

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    I slept well last night. The meds and the booze knocked me out.

    I have a little headache now. I don't feel clear enough to do my day job but definitely well enough to do some plumbing or electrical.
  4. Cass

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    Hmmmm...all you need to be is licenced and you would be a duplicate of the guys I follow around and fix all their work...:D
  5. Ian Gills

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    Come on Cass. You guys are always understating my credentials. Unlike many people on this Board I am fully unlicensed to plumb in each and every State, and that includes Puerto Rico and Hawaii too. In fact I can proudly say, and after a great deal of studying, I cannot legally do any remodeling work for anybody other than myself in any country.

    In most areas homeowners are allowed to do electrical and plumbing work within their own residences, however the particulars vary from locale to locale. In some locations it can be as simple as obtaining a permit, while others may limit the scope of work that can be performed or even require aptitude testing before a permit can be issued.

    Ultimately it is the sole responsibility of the homeowner to learn about and comply with all ordinances relating to DIY work and permits. Some good sources of information would include the local building department, electrical and plumbing inspectors, and, in some cases, the local power/water company's customer service department.


    However, obtaining a permit does not automatically make someone qualified to do the work. The National Electrical Code, for example, defines a "qualified person" as one who has skills and knowledge related to the construction and operation of the electrical equipment and installations and has received safety training on the hazards involved. Jurisdictions are free to use this definition or any other and it is the responsibility of the person doing the work to learn and comply with any requirements in their local jurisdiction.

    Using this Forum alone is not enough to make someone qualified to perform remodeling work, however it can be used by novices and beginners as a first step in gaining a better understanding of how household plumbing and electrical systems work. For those with more experience (like Cass), it is a great tool for furthering their knowledge but still is no substitute for real world training and experience. Performing DIY work around the house is a satisfying and rewarding experience but one should always be aware of their limitations and call in a professional licensed contractor if the scope of work exceeds their abilities, and then call in Cass when the forementioned professional licensed contractor messed up and didn't do it right the first time.
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  6. Cookie

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    and, sadly even in Massachusetts you can't even for yourself! Some other states might be the same way, too.

    Glad you are feeling up to snuff this morning. :)
  7. Ian Gills

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    Thanks Cookie. I am going to go grocery shopping today. The weather is quite lovely today.
  8. Nate R

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    Glad I had mine done when I did. They're outta there. I had a similar problem that required jawbone to be ground away. I was in a lot of pain. 6 more crowns to go and I'm done with the major work.

    BTW: My insurance covers 50% of major work, and $1500/yr per person. I've been getting 2 crowns a year and paying the out of pocket costs with FSA contributions, so tax free.

  9. Redwood

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    I found eating rice after wisdom tooth extraction is a fun thing... :D
  10. Thats cruel

    That would sting a tad bit....
  11. Ian Gills

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    It still hurts but is getting better. I am probably on for another week of pain.
  12. Redwood

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    Not really but it does get caught in the hole pretty bad. lol
  13. Cookie

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    Imagine Red, if the skin grew over a piece of it, YIKES. :)
  14. Redwood

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    I don't know what this guy is whining about...
    I got my wisdom teeth pulled and I was back to work a half hour later...

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  15. Ian Gills

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    I bet you didn't.

    More like the Union gave you the rest of the week off, paid.

    Unions are great. They give workers a stronger voice so that they can get a fair share of the economic growth they help create.
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  16. Cookie

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    I wouldn't go there.
  17. Redwood

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    No Ian...
    Here in America we have a strong work/play ethic...
    I prefer to work when I don't feel good as it keeps my mind off the pain...
    Then one nice day when I feel great, take a sick day cause I'm sick of work...
    It's the American Way!:D
  18. Ian Gills

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    And the American dream is having your wisdom teeth out.

    I came here looking for it, and that's what I got.

    Credit unions are great because they usually have your interests in mind, not just profiting for themselves.
  19. Cookie

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    I love our credit union. Ian, my auto insurance is also, lowered belonging to them. YES!
  20. Ian Gills

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    Unions are used to connect two lengths of small diameter pipe, and are available in threaded or socket weld. The design of a union allows threaded pipe connections to occur without turning the pipe, as the nuts of the union turn to make the connection.

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