Home Depot is a Nightmare: Update #5

Things keep happening. Life is very busy the last few days….

Friday afternoon A new Stove was delivered. At the same time I got a phone call from Home Depot Warranty (not the company name).

I got an email on Monday “As we discussed, I am requesting a reimbursement for the plan on both the range and the fridge. ”

I thought it was almost over, still a few things to do…..

I went to make lunch. the top part of the panel (clock and stove top controls) didn’t look right.








It looks like this one was damaged in the Warehouse. WTF



Honestly, I didn’t beat this with a baseball bat or anything else….

Just another example of Don’t shop a HOME DEPOT

Once again, that you to the incompetent Tech at  https://www.advantageappliance.biz/ and the company that won’t take responsibiltiy for the Tech not finding the problem and blowing up Stove #1…

Now Stove #2 need replacement…  Would you expect a company this is replacing an appliance to make sure the new one is perfect?

This should be fun….

Till next time….

Just do it…




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Home Depot is a Nightmare: Update #4

Day 11

Take out hurts the budget and it’s getting old. Would you bet on the over or under on 14 days to fix this problem….???

Home Depot talks and does NOTHING….
Home Depot Warranty doesn’t even talk

Advantage Appliance Repair sends a Tech who blew up the stove and refused to take responsibility for the damages. They had a change in July 2019 to find the problem. They didn’t, but the Tech made sure to Charge Us $89.99 because he couldn’t find a serial number on the stove….

I’m talking world class customer service rip off by Advantage Appliance Repair.

I did get a message from Home  Depot Customer Care (Oxymoron)!!!

No reply back in over 3 hours….

Don’t shop at HOME DEPOT

If you do, Don’t’ buy the USELESS 5 year Warranty…

Till next time,

Just do it…….





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Home Depot Nightmare: Update #3

Day 9 without a stove because of Advanced Appliance Repairs Tech Failure…

I emailed Advanced Appliance Repair yesterdays Blog post…

Guess what they said…

Signature says “Covid 19”, good luck to you and your stove.

Sent from my iPhone

Take a good look at that signature. It doesn’t say Covid 19, it says Covid Caton. More Bullshit for a useless Warranty Repair Contractor who doesn’t take responsibility for his/her Technicians FAILURE or FORGERY!!!  The gutless wonder can’t even sign his/her name on the email..

Does the “good luck to you and your stove” reek of sarcasm?

Went to the Home Depot we purchased the stove at. Showed the store manager the photo on the damage. She said they are working on getting a new stove. The company seems to be trying to figure out if the store, warranty or contractor will pay for it…

Also showed her the Forged Signature. That seemed to shock her. She pointed out that we had called in stove problems in 2019 too. The same useless Warranty Contractor failed to find the problem then too.

She promised some resolution by Tuesday..  That would be over 10 days without a stove. Failure!!!!

Don’t shop at Home Depot and I please, if you do, DON’T waste you money on an Extended Warranty ……

Till next time, just do it…

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Home Depot Nightmare: Update #2

Day 8 without a stove…

Advanced Appliance Repair. They sent a tech to “repair” the stove Tuesday 30 June.
It’s bad enough that the Tech caused the damage to our stove, but he also forged a signature on his report.

He caused the damage by not turning the power off before moving the stove to inspect it, he knew there was and electrical problem…

After he also filled out the paper work report and signed my name to it.. I never saw it. I never signed this. Not my signature..

Great Contractor that works for Home Depot’s Warranty.  A tech who doesn’t do his job and fakes that paperwork.

“Found burnt L1 wire” – It would have been nice if he had written “I caused the damage by moving the stove. I didn’t turn the power off.”

By signing my name the Tech says that “acknowledge and agree that the repair and property are left in satisfactory condition.”

I’m sure you can see why the Tech forged my signature. He was covering his ass for the damage he cause. The lying sack of shit…..

Great Contractor Home Depot

Till next time

Just do it…

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Home Depot Nightmare Update #1….

We decided to have an electrician come and check the Stove damage and the wiring from the stove to the Breaker Box in the basement. The amount of current it takes to Vaporize a wire can do more damage than I can see…

Home Depot Customer Care (is that an oxymoron) asked for my original order number at 10:19 AM. I guess a Blog post tagged with @HomeDepot got their attention…

We got a customer service satisfaction survey. I sent them a link to yesterdays blog.

The Electrician just left. “You need a new stove and a new pigtail (220 Volt connection) and you shouldn’t pay for anything!!!”

I will settle for nothing less…

More news when I have it…

Till next time

Just do it….

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Home Depot is a Nightmare

Don’t you love it when you buy the “extended warranty” and the company plays  Mommy Mommy Daddy Daddy …..  Each different part of the company points at someone else to fix the problem…

The Known Ferengi Rules of Acquisition

Number Rule

Once you have their money… you never give it back.

About 14 months ago we purchase a new dishwasher, refrigerator and stove. We purchased the 5 year warranty.

Last Saturday 27 June at about 4 PM we went to cook dinner and the store didn’t work. It showed an F9 E0 error code. Google said it was an electrical fault. We opened the breaker. No help on the weekend, waited for Monday…

Called Whirlpool – it has been over a year, home depot warranty should cover it…  https://www.homedepot.com/c/The_Home_Depot_Protection_Plans

Called  Home depot Warranty, they contacted (AAS) Advanced Appliance Services.  They scheduled a tech on Tuesday https://www.advantageappliance.biz/

The tech arrived from AAS. He asked for us to turn the power on. We did. He pulled the stove away from the wall. A Fire Ball came out from the back of the stove. The breaker opened. He removed an aluminium cover and told us that there was an installation problem. He had to order a wire harness and it would cast about $90-$100. The Tech who checked it out didn’t even see half of the damage and missed things that should be repaired.

I removed the aluminum cover and took this picture.

The 220 V cable has 3 wire with lugs attached. The left one is burned, the wire VAPORIZED. The lug is still on the block. The 3rd wire is the black spot in the hole…  To Vaporize that wire and lug takes way over 100 amp and popped the breaker. No way to know the damage to the internal wiring. Replace the Stove.

The Red wire connected to that is burned and discolored from the heat.  It should not be used again… You can see that the copper lug connecting the upper Red/White/Black wires. The red wire lug is Black, the White/Black ones are copper….

The wiring block has 5 bolts. The left one has the nut welded onto the bolt. The block needs to be replaced.

All three of the nuts are NOT tight. This is the original problem… to bad the tech didn’t check before he blew up the stove.

The Tech told us to turn on the power. Anyone with any electrical troubleshooting knowledge knows you inspect with the power off before you power up anything… If the Tech would have check the Stove with the power off there wouldn’t be any damage. He could have tightened 3 nuts and all would have been good.

AAS refuses to repair this without my buying a cable and don’t even know half of the work needed to repair this.. Home Depot Warranty says it was an installation problem, contact the store you purchased the stove from. The Shrewsbury Home Depot says call Home Depot Warranty….

The Tech think the cable is the only thing that needs to be replaced. His skill is obviously deficient….

We are getting a run around from AAS, Home Depot Warranty, Home Depot in Shrewsbury. Help….

I posted this story to 3 Boston Television Station’s Consumer Help Desks…

I want a new Stove, wouldn’t you?

Home Depot can’t Spell Customer Service!!!!

Till next time….

Just do it….  but don’t buy from Home Depot

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The Wheel Demands it!!!! – spin it again….

Well, the Llealese Resistance is as done as I can make it right now. Waiting for 3 Avatars…

Yesterday morning, I took all of the Bases for Project Sisters: Et ex Patriarchus. Scrubbed them in warm soapy water with an old toothbrush. Rinsed them and let them dry.

In the afternoon, after I was done painting, I primed all of the bases with White Stynylres.

This afternoon, I looked up how I painted my original bases . The first color was Bootstrap Leather. I just ordered a new pot, the old one is running on empty. I scraped up enough to basecoat the two 120 mm bases.

I figure it is easier to spin again and see what I get. It is easier for me not to spend day after day on one project. Variety is fun. I deleted Llealese Resistance, so there are now there are 9 option. Then I spun the wheel.

Undercity/Widower’s Wood is a Privateer Boardgame. I think things are always more fun with painted model. I did a full set of Undercity last year. I swapped all the villains with a friend. He had painted his heroes. I don’t mind doing another set. It is not a new project, I already have over half of Undercity painted. The different races and variety of models give me a chance to try now colors and to experiment.

Here is a link that shows all the Undercity/Widower’s Wood Models……  Linky….

Off to the LGStore tomorrow….  Social painting, I hope…

Till next time….

Just do it…..

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Project Ambidextrous Toucan: Update 16 – I thought I was done..

I pulled out the case of “Llealese Resistance”. I have not touched it since NOVA 2018. I will be honest, the changes to the theme list that came out a few days ago got me to look at this.

I had to do some touch-up. Every Model with a * had some work. A touch up, some shading or a full detail job. Some of it was cleaning up paint smudge which take a moment to fix. Other models needed buttons, buckles, skin, hair, cloths shading and a lot more.

Theme: Llaelese Resistance

Ashlynn d’Elyse – WJ: +29

–    Madelyn Corbeau, Ordic Courtesan – PC: 4

–    Vanguard – PC: 10 (Battlegroup Points Used: 10)

–    Vanguard – PC: 10 (Battlegroup Points Used: 10)

–    Mule – PC: 14 (Battlegroup Points Used: 9)

–    Rover – PC: 14

Drake MacBain – WJ: +30

–    Reinholdt, Gobber Speculator – PC: 4

–    Galleon – PC: 35

–    Nomad – PC: 12

–    Talon – PC: 7

*Caine’s Hellslingers – WJ: +20

–     *Caine’s Hellslingers (Cont.)

–    *Ace – PC: 10

*Lieutenant Crosse, Resistance Fighter – WJ: +29

–    *Sylys Wyshnalyrr, The Seeker – PC: 4

–    *Toro – PC: 13

Anastasia di Bray – PC: 3

*Eilish Garrity, the Occultist – PC: 0

*Gobber Tinker – PC: 2

Gorman Di Wulfe, Rogue Alchemist – PC: 4

Harlan Versh, Illuminated One – PC: 4

*Major Harrison Gibbs – PC: 4

Rhupert Carvolo, Piper of Ord – PC: 4

Rutger Shaw, Professional Adventurer – PC: 0

–    Nomad – PC: 12

*Sergeant Nicolas Verendrye – PC: 0

Taryn di la Rovissi, Llaelese Gun Mage – PC: 0

Ragman – PC: 4

Colbie Sterling, Captain of the BRI – PC: 3

*Gastone Crosse – PC: 4

Captain Sam MacHorne & the Devil Dogs – MacHorne & 9 Grunts: 18

–    Mangler – PC: 15

Dannon Blythe & Bull – Blythe & Bull: 5

Arcane Tempest Gun Mages – Leader & 5 Grunts: 11

–    Arcane Tempest Gun Mage Officer – PC: 4

–    Mule – PC: 14

*Thorn Gun Mages – Leader & 2 Grunts: 9

*Thorn Gun Mages – Leader & 2 Grunts: 9 ___________________

This theme list has so many options…

Menoth, Cygnar and Crucible Guard Units are all available. NO I AM NOT doing all of those..

To be honest The Piper was a gift from G’Day and Harlan was a gift from Plazoid.

My poor old Nomad has a broken sword. I will magnetize the new one (easier transporting). and paint it up

This post a mostly, look what I painted, thanks for looking.

I thought I had “finished” this theme. The new  Avatars will be out soon.  I will pick them up as soon as I can….


Three more model…

Anything worth doing is worth overdoing!!!

Till next time…

Just do it…


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The Wheel Demands it!!!!

There are times when I hit a Log Jam.  When I have to many projects on my desk or in my head. Cleaning desk usually happens, but that doesn’t always help..

G’Day from Lost Hemisphere has used a spinning wheel app to pick factions for quite a while…

I use Random Picker (free app) to make a wheel and spin it for a choice.

Honestly, sometimes I don’t like the wheel choice and spin again. If I get the same results, I have kept that choice. It is all about making a choice and working on that choice.

Painting and Basing are the usual options.

Just click on the + to make a new wheel. + again will add a new option to the wheel. Type in a description, pick a color. Repeat until you run out of ideas.

Then click on the disk in the upper right to save the wheel.

Select the wheel and it will look like this..

Some of the options are obvious, others are not.

UnderCity/WW is painting the board game models.

Cryx Project is Project Sisters: Et ex Patriarchus

Lleal is the theme I worked on last summer, there are a few models that need  details

Piggy Bases, Pig theme list, a lot of paint, but the bases are not consistent

Gators – Theme has a few unfinished models

Skorne – Xerxis 2 – Rhino for the win

Convergence – a couple of units and Solos need work

New Pirates

Monpoc stuff

Capt D/Rocinante
So Llealese Resistance Wins.

I like that, it finishes something. Well, until I get some Avatars…

I am not sure it is enough work for one day. I don’t remember what models still need work, that was 11 months ago…. ”

So, I spun it a 2nd time.

Project Sisters: Et ex Patriarchus

So I have some detailed painting then some assembling or base work tomorrow.

The Wheel Demands Progress…

Till next time…

Just do it…

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Project Sisters: Et ex Patriarchus

I have a lot of unpainted stuff, Skorne, Khador, Menoth, Cygnar, Trolls, Minions…..  Well, a lot. I tend to plan projects around theme lists.

I need a project, this one got all the models first.

I have been looking at a list like this since the first time I saw Satyxis Raiders…

No Quarter Prime #4 and more other Satyxis models added to this idea. This issues has a fanf’ntastic painting guide for all things Satyxis.

The Scourge of the Broken Coast theme list sealed the deal. Since then I have been slowly picking up models for this.

The list includes Skarre 3, but I will be doing all the Skarre models and other Warcasters.

I only list one Jack, but I will add more of those too.

All of my Cryx models are on Dragon Forge Bases. I did an inventory and I have enough Forgotten Empires & Forgotten Empires Waters Edge Bases to do the whole things.

  • Theme: Scourge of the Broken Coast
  • Skarre, Admiral of the Black Fleet – WJ: +27
  • –    Satyxis Blood Priestess – PC: 4
  • –    Barathrum – PC: 15 (Battlegroup Points Used: 15)
  • Axiara Wraithblade – PC: 6
  • Severa Blacktide – PC: 6
  • Satyxis Raider Captain – PC: 4
  • Satyxis Raider Captain – PC: 4
  • Misery Cage – PC: 2
  • Misery Cage – PC: 2
  • Misery Cage – PC: 2
  • Misery Cage – PC: 2
  • Black Ogrun Ironmongers – Leader & 2 Grunts: 6
  • Black Ogrun Ironmongers – Leader & 2 Grunts: 6
  • Satyxis Gunslingers – Leader & 2 Grunts: 7
  • Satyxis Gunslingers – Leader & 2 Grunts: 7
  • Satyxis Raiders – Leader & 9 Grunts: 16
  • –    Satyxis Raider Sea Witch – PC: 4
  • Satyxis Raiders – Leader & 9 Grunts: 16
  • –    Satyxis Raider Sea Witch – PC: 4
  • Satyxis Blood Witches – Leader & 9 Grunts: 8
  • –    Satyxis Blood Hag – PC: 4
  • Satyxis Blood Witches – Leader & 9 Grunts: 8
  • –    Satyxis Blood Hag – PC: 4

Not time frame on this project, the general plan is to clean and paint all of the bases at once. This will assure they all are the same. Assembling and priming all the models before anything gets painted. Then the fun will begin. Over 40 infantry & solos…  This is crazier than when I did Daughters of the Flame….

The only non-Satyxis are the Black Ogrun Ironmongers, who doesn’t like mechaniks?

NQP #4 has 6 different Warship Crew color schemes. I have 6 units. So everything won’t be the same. They also give several skin tone for Satyxis, so that will add to the variety too.

Great Racks for everyone 😉

Till next time,

Just do it!

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