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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #21600 on: June 13, 2013, 03:00:14 PM »
I can sort of understand it - I prefer not to use the delay feature on the dishwasher in THIS house - it is so far from the hot water heater that I would not be sure that it was getting water hot enough to dissolve the soap (and crud) completely.  The heated dry cycle might leave things "sterile" but with a bit of semi-dissolved soap still on them...(two story house with water heater in attic).

I go in and run the water in the kitchen sink long enough to get HOT water going (and do the hand dishes in the resulting sink of hot water - just add dish soap) - then start the dishwasher. 

We used to have a house with the water heater much closer to the kitchen (laundry room off the kitchen & breakfast nook) - and I did use the delay feature on it during the summer (not the winter - too cold - it froze too often & I didn't want to risk the drain pipe freezing, it was not just the issue of HOT water getting to the dishwasher).

I've also lived in one house with TWO hot water heaters - the kids' bathroom was on the far side of the house and we'd just moved out of an apartment with ONE small hot water heater & two people showering before work or school.  The plumber was happy NOT having to run 10 meters/over 30 feet of pipe across the whole house (heater in attic over garage - raised area over high ceiling in living room with no access after the sheet rock was put up for future repairs) and just set up a second, smaller hot water heater over the one bathroom.  The thermostat was adjusted to allow for a five year old not being scalded when we moved in......

They might not have used the delay feature, not because of noise, but because they wanted to make sure that the dishwasher ran with the hottest possible water, for cleaning purposes.  The dishwasher might have "come with the house" and it took a while to save up for a more expensive (where "quiet" is one of the features) model.
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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #21601 on: June 13, 2013, 03:02:26 PM »
I've never used the delay feature on my dishwasher, I'm not sure why that would make anyone's brain hurt.

It's because the dishwasher's previous owners complained that it was too noisy to run.  Running it in the middle of the night where it is (presumably) away from the bedrooms would mean they wouldn't have to listen to it run.  That's what's brain hurty about it.  They had the ability to solve the problem all alone.

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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #21602 on: June 13, 2013, 03:11:23 PM »
I've never used the delay feature on my dishwasher, I'm not sure why that would make anyone's brain hurt.

It's because the dishwasher's previous owners complained that it was too noisy to run.  Running it in the middle of the night where it is (presumably) away from the bedrooms would mean they wouldn't have to listen to it run.  That's what's brain hurty about it.  They had the ability to solve the problem all alone.

Or the noise would wake them up, hence why they've never used it. I don't see what's brain hurty about this.

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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #21603 on: June 13, 2013, 03:14:17 PM »
I've never used the delay feature on my dishwasher, I'm not sure why that would make anyone's brain hurt.

It's because the dishwasher's previous owners complained that it was too noisy to run.  Running it in the middle of the night where it is (presumably) away from the bedrooms would mean they wouldn't have to listen to it run.  That's what's brain hurty about it.  They had the ability to solve the problem all alone.

Or the noise would wake them up, hence why they've never used it. I don't see what's brain hurty about this.

According to the OP, it seemed as if it never even occurred to them to run it at night.  Not that they'd tried it and it made too much noise.

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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #21604 on: June 13, 2013, 03:16:32 PM »
I've never used the delay feature on my dishwasher, I'm not sure why that would make anyone's brain hurt.

It's because the dishwasher's previous owners complained that it was too noisy to run.  Running it in the middle of the night where it is (presumably) away from the bedrooms would mean they wouldn't have to listen to it run.  That's what's brain hurty about it.  They had the ability to solve the problem all alone.

Or the noise would wake them up, hence why they've never used it. I don't see what's brain hurty about this.

According to the OP, it seemed as if it never even occurred to them to run it at night.  Not that they'd tried it and it made too much noise.

Or maybe it didn't occur to them because they have been in their bedrooms when the machine was running in the day time and so they knew it made too much noise to sleep through.

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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #21605 on: June 13, 2013, 03:29:58 PM »
I've never used the delay feature on my dishwasher, I'm not sure why that would make anyone's brain hurt.

It's because the dishwasher's previous owners complained that it was too noisy to run.  Running it in the middle of the night where it is (presumably) away from the bedrooms would mean they wouldn't have to listen to it run.  That's what's brain hurty about it.  They had the ability to solve the problem all alone.

Or the noise would wake them up, hence why they've never used it. I don't see what's brain hurty about this.

According to the OP, it seemed as if it never even occurred to them to run it at night.  Not that they'd tried it and it made too much noise.

Or maybe it didn't occur to them because they have been in their bedrooms when the machine was running in the day time and so they knew it made too much noise to sleep through.

Maybe, yeah.  But I'm just going off of what the OP has written.

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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #21606 on: June 13, 2013, 03:40:35 PM »
Don't dishwashers actually heat the water to the proper temperature themselves?   ???

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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #21607 on: June 13, 2013, 03:46:18 PM »
Don't dishwashers actually heat the water to the proper temperature themselves?   ???

Usually, but the hotter the water coming in to the dishwasher, the less electricity the dishwasher has to use to get the water hot.

I used a cleaning product on my dishwasher recently that recommended that I run hot water from the tap closest to the dishwaher for a minute before starting the dishwasher, and that the dishwasher be set to the hottest cycle.

The idea is that since hot water is a more effective cleaner, it's best to start with hot water right away rather than start with cold water.

ETA: Regarding the delay timer.  I wish I'd had this in my apartment.  That way, I could set the dishwasher at 5:30am when I left for work, but it wouldn't run until later in the morning.  Our dishwasher was loud and the acoustic insulation between the walls was nonexistent.
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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #21608 on: June 13, 2013, 04:10:03 PM »
Don't dishwashers actually heat the water to the proper temperature themselves?   ???

Not aoll of them.....some newer ones do - but it can be related to how expensive a dishwasher AND how new it is.

The detergent dissolves best if the water is really hot right away - I've been using dishwashers off & on for forty years (and missed them when I didn't have one or had one that no longer worked).
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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #21609 on: June 13, 2013, 05:30:30 PM »
I have to use the high temperature setting on my dishwasher because the person who installed it hooked it up to the cold water line.   ::)  I'm going to be renovating my kitchen in the next 2 or 3 years so I'll probably replace the dishwasher and have it properly plumbed at that point.
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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #21610 on: June 13, 2013, 06:31:14 PM »
A poorly (or un-) supervised child at Disney's California Adventure. Mrs.k2002 and I were there on Monday and were in line for Toy Story Midway Mania. After a nearly hour-long wait, we had nearly reached the boarding area when the whole ride shut down. As they were letting us out (and giving us return passes), one of the cast members explained what had happened.

The boarding area(s) for the ride are about two feet above the track level. Here's a picture of the regular boarding area.



There's really no risk of someone falling onto the track because of how the gates work when you board. The second area where they transfer people from wheelchairs and with other mobility issues is more open, because they need the room to maneuver people into and out of the vehicles. Apparently, some child either jumped or fell down to the track level. There were cast members there, but they were helping with the boarding, not minding the children. When someone ends up near the track that have to hit the emergency stop, which shuts all of the power off, immediately. It takes them more than an hour to restart the whole ride, since maintenance has to come and inspect the track for damage. They also have to go back and escort the people who were trapped on the ride to an exit. Then do test runs to make sure everything is ok. All because someone couldn't keep control over their child.
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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #21611 on: June 13, 2013, 10:29:55 PM »
A poorly (or un-) supervised child at Disney's California Adventure. Mrs.k2002 and I were there on Monday and were in line for Toy Story Midway Mania.

Speaking of SS at Disney: I read on another site about someone wanting to know where there aren't cameras at Disney. So they can try to get pregnant at Disney. They were considering the guest parking lot as a possibility, too.   ::)

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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #21612 on: June 13, 2013, 10:55:26 PM »
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Speaking of SS at Disney: I read on another site about someone wanting to know where there aren't cameras at Disney. So they can try to get pregnant at Disney. They were considering the guest parking lot as a possibility, too.
   

Seems to me that might prove to be a SnowFlakus Interruptus occasion with help from Disney's security department if they really do try that.

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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #21613 on: June 14, 2013, 03:05:10 AM »
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Speaking of SS at Disney: I read on another site about someone wanting to know where there aren't cameras at Disney. So they can try to get pregnant at Disney. They were considering the guest parking lot as a possibility, too.
   

Seems to me that might prove to be a SnowFlakus Interruptus occasion with help from Disney's security department if they really do try that.

Also, the kid (please don't name him Mickey or Ariel or any other Disney-fied name) will be unable to remember trips to Disneyland fondly after finding out why his parents used to go there so often...

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Re: Special Snowflake Stories
« Reply #21614 on: June 14, 2013, 10:05:57 AM »
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Speaking of SS at Disney: I read on another site about someone wanting to know where there aren't cameras at Disney. So they can try to get pregnant at Disney. They were considering the guest parking lot as a possibility, too.
   

Seems to me that might prove to be a SnowFlakus Interruptus occasion with help from Disney's security department if they really do try that.

Aren't there hotels in the park?  They could just get a room and be able to conceive at Disney while not causing a problem for anyone else.