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um, if the heat leakage is def traceable to the gaskets sealing the door, then replacing them seems like the obviously indicated solution, especially if one seems loose to your (untrained) perceptions. I, too, have no idea how this ought to be accomplished, but seeking expert advice, assistance or direct employment strikes me as a sensible move.

A is for (Aimless), Saturday, 5 January 2019 03:39 (one year ago) link

First question might!

pplains, Saturday, 5 January 2019 03:40 (one year ago) link

1. Find the model number for the appliance (on the door or on the back).

2. Open a web browser (there are several, widely available).

3. Type the model number into the search bar of your preferred search engine. Among the first results should be: aftermarket replacement parts.

4. If there are user-replaceable gaskets, buy them and try that. The hinge itself as well. And it will likely come with precisely the right mounting hardware, eliminating guesswork on that front.

Personally I don't like the idea of just adding washers willy-nilly and hoping for the best.

There is water at the bottom of the ocean (Ye Mad Puffin), Saturday, 5 January 2019 09:05 (one year ago) link

i think the "take up less space" idea addresses a real concern. there are certainly some discussions where my input is not the most important input and i accept that. i was kind of just being descriptive about my experience--i "bristle against" it when i hear it, especially when it's more general and not just "take up less space in THIS conversation, specifically." (citation needed, i know--but i have heard this idea thrown around as a more general principle here and there)

― Trϵϵship

i think it's ok to feel hurt and diminished when someone says something like that, _especially_ when that person is making a general (posb overgeneral) complaint and isn't addressing something specific you've done. it's pretty easy for me to personalize a general criticism; i just try to realize that this is what i'm doing so i don't wind up going #notallmen about it.

errang (rushomancy), Saturday, 5 January 2019 09:34 (one year ago) link


google it and get in a professional?

shocking man shed advice

topical mlady (darraghmac), Saturday, 5 January 2019 12:31 (one year ago) link

‘it it wi’hammer

American Fear of Pranksterism (Ed), Saturday, 5 January 2019 12:43 (one year ago) link

thanks ed

some of these lads idk ijdk

topical mlady (darraghmac), Saturday, 5 January 2019 12:46 (one year ago) link

And you know how this works.

Look at any online forum with helpful advice.

- "Hey, I've got a problem with my oven door. It won't close properly."

- "FOR THE LOVE OF GOD, say you didn't try adding any washers to the hinges first."

- "Well..."

- "What's his make and model? They might not even make washers for that brand anymore."

- "Did you turn off all power to the house first? Unless you're a licensed professional...."

pplains, Saturday, 5 January 2019 14:19 (one year ago) link

well christ man if you know the rules then play the game

topical mlady (darraghmac), Saturday, 5 January 2019 14:20 (one year ago) link

Fuck an oven, just cook wi' a bloody flamethrower from now on mate.


There is water at the bottom of the ocean (Ye Mad Puffin), Saturday, 5 January 2019 19:25 (one year ago) link

eat ur steak raw bro

Trϵϵship, Saturday, 5 January 2019 19:33 (one year ago) link

yes good

topical mlady (darraghmac), Saturday, 5 January 2019 20:02 (one year ago) link

Oven?! Man use bbq.

Mad Piratical (The Cursed Return of the Dastardly Thermo Thinwall), Saturday, 5 January 2019 22:30 (one year ago) link

wow check yr climate privilege

topical mlady (darraghmac), Saturday, 5 January 2019 23:54 (one year ago) link

You got a jacket, right?

Mad Piratical (The Cursed Return of the Dastardly Thermo Thinwall), Sunday, 6 January 2019 02:43 (one year ago) link

i love style is thataway

topical mlady (darraghmac), Sunday, 6 January 2019 02:53 (one year ago) link

since a muscru gif has been posted in this revive it's only fair to ask the gentlemen herein for their thoughts on piss play

macropuente (map), Sunday, 6 January 2019 03:48 (one year ago) link

I changed the brake pads on my car with my dad over Xmas break. Turned out one of the calipers was bad so we had to replace one of those too.

Wasn’t as satisfying an experience as I wanted it to be tbh. Glad to have the time with dad, but man I’m paying for all car work from now on.

circa1916, Sunday, 6 January 2019 03:49 (one year ago) link

Unfortunate timing with that post.

circa1916, Sunday, 6 January 2019 03:51 (one year ago) link


Trϵϵship, Sunday, 6 January 2019 03:52 (one year ago) link

I've recently learned that replacing a light switch is actually (a.) incredibly easy and (b.) incredibly dangerous!

pplains, Sunday, 6 January 2019 04:23 (one year ago) link

I've got this idea of setting up a home-repair YouTube channel with bad tim-and-eric graphic titles from iMovie, lots of holding the phone camera with the left hand while loosening bolts with the right hand, etc. The novelty would be along the lines of the unreliable narrator not knowing what the hell he's doing.

But not in an obvious way, like putting the red clamp on the black tab and the black clamp on the red tab. More like "okay, this washer hasn't been draining properly. First, before we begin, we're going to turn off the power and empty the tub here with this plastic pitcher" ... (one hour later...)

I've also always noticed some weird passive-aggressive vibes from Dads talking to their off-screen child holding the cellphone. "Are you pointing it over here? Can you see the nut and bolt? Is it in focus? QUIT SHAKING IT," but I don't know how to make that funny.

I do know the best advice comes from upper Midwesterners, the most patronizing from the Southerners, and the funniest are those old New York guys who use camera "tricks" like recording the breaker box, stopping the camera, stepping into the frame, and then start recording again, so that they pop magically into the picture.

pplains, Sunday, 6 January 2019 04:34 (one year ago) link

I totally know what you’re going for here - sounds kind of like these photoshop tutorials this guy used to do but I am far too lazy and loaded with cough syrup to go a looking for them right now

Mad Piratical (The Cursed Return of the Dastardly Thermo Thinwall), Sunday, 6 January 2019 05:22 (one year ago) link

xp u can just record continuously + cut out the part where u walk into frame!

(ADVANCE) (320k vbr) (--V2) (aps) (diVX) (2CD) OST - SB (2019) (esby), Sunday, 6 January 2019 05:33 (one year ago) link

Ha, what's the Mac app for PowerPoint? iPodium or whatever? Use the "puff of smoke" effect.

Xp - yeah, the guy who everyone thought was Dane Cook.

pplains, Sunday, 6 January 2019 06:24 (one year ago) link

hey fellas

appreciate that someone noticed this thread is stupidly titled to ensure that things don't get po-faced, this is partly the raison d'etre of COGH

riposte malone (King Boy Pato), Tuesday, 8 January 2019 09:00 (one year ago) link

ito this oven door

the rubber seal is probably weak

there ought to be *some* air flow out the door, but not as much as is occurring

as noted the hinges may have been weakened during previous operations

inner seal also appears to be slipping

can i get thoughts on following:

washers placed strategically within hinge to tighten closing angle

two new seals, outer and inner (no idea how these are affixed)

new hinges

mix or all of the above

― topical mlady (darraghmac), Saturday, 5 January 2019 02:15 (two weeks ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

happy to report that removal of door (theres a knack to this) and simple taking apart, resettling hinges and seals and reconstruction and rehanging (theres a knack to this) has the door as tight and right as a fella could wish

i was somewhat forced into action by coming home to the smell (but not other part) of gingerbread three times this week due to inconsistent bake

feminine wiles imo

topical mlady (darraghmac), Sunday, 20 January 2019 01:07 (one year ago) link

It's easy to blame the dark, the mouth of a door.

pplains, Sunday, 20 January 2019 01:15 (one year ago) link

through a chink too wide there comes in no wonder

(or any other type of bread)

topical mlady (darraghmac), Sunday, 20 January 2019 01:26 (one year ago) link

listen julia child maybe you're into cupcakes and casseroles, but a steak and peas can both be cooked on the stovetop

calumy (rip van wanko), Sunday, 20 January 2019 01:55 (one year ago) link

this cunt of a thing came off in my hands at two hundred twenty degrees celsius on saturday

ill get new hinges, one last shot at glory

david waster phallus (darraghmac), Monday, 28 January 2019 23:47 (one year ago) link

get in a professional for the love of god

( ͡☉ ͜ʖ ͡☉) (jim in vancouver), Tuesday, 29 January 2019 00:13 (one year ago) link

sorry did u click on the wrong thread or

david waster phallus (darraghmac), Tuesday, 29 January 2019 00:26 (one year ago) link

give it a go, fella!!

Marie Kondo Rock (King Boy Pato), Tuesday, 29 January 2019 09:50 (one year ago) link

david waster phallus (darraghmac), Tuesday, 29 January 2019 09:53 (one year ago) link

tried adding washers at various points around the hinges tonight for a few hours but only succeeded in knackering the lock tab on left hinge while tryin to force it

ordered new hinges fifty quid the pair delivered not too bad rly

ɪmˈpəʊzɪŋ (darraghmac), Monday, 4 February 2019 01:04 (one year ago) link

the bake element in our oven shorted out with an unexpected fireworks display ... I am now waiting for delivery of the replacement part

Brad C., Monday, 4 February 2019 15:44 (one year ago) link

best wishes brad

hinges arrived an hour ago, door is now freshly-hung. couldnt have gone on and in much more smoothly but im still paranoid theres too much of a gap at top (tho its now definitely straighter and tighter than before)

currently checking how long it takes to go from 0 to 190 anything less than 15 mins ill take as success

ɪmˈpəʊzɪŋ (darraghmac), Saturday, 9 February 2019 14:37 (one year ago) link

12 mins oh get in you beauty

ɪmˈpəʊzɪŋ (darraghmac), Saturday, 9 February 2019 14:44 (one year ago) link

Freshly-hung, eh?

Gunther Gleiben (Ye Mad Puffin), Saturday, 9 February 2019 15:05 (one year ago) link

lookit i knew the lower orders would aha latch aha onto that but its le mot juste and i wont stoop to defending it

ɪmˈpəʊzɪŋ (darraghmac), Saturday, 9 February 2019 15:14 (one year ago) link

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