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Alternative Energy / Re: Wood Fired Boiler Install
« on: Today at 12:45:43 AM »
I wouldn't think the fire would be burning at such a high rate, but you are heating a lot of area, and it is cold outside. 180* water seems high. What temps did the sales guy say you should be shooting for?

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D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: December 11, 2018, 07:41:19 PM »
OH yes, rules rules rules, Just have to have all the rules.

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Alternative Energy / Re: Wood Fired Boiler Install
« on: December 11, 2018, 07:12:00 PM »
Don, how goes the heating of the home? Hopefully all is good now that you have cleaned out the crud and are feeding dry wood.

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Build Threads / Re: 2002 Suburban 2500
« on: December 11, 2018, 07:06:53 PM »
Hope you are not going too radical on the cat back system. I did and man was it loud inside the cab.

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Share Your Recipe / Re: Cioppino
« on: December 09, 2018, 02:11:25 PM »
Nate, those mussel shells go down whole or are your teeth good enough to grind them into small enough pieces to enjoy?

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Hand Tools, Power Tools, Welders, etc / Re: Propane Tank Forge
« on: December 05, 2018, 09:10:02 PM »
That is still a good burn time for what you are doing

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D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: December 04, 2018, 01:23:42 PM »
Good luck with your adventure on Facebook. Not for me, but can see why you joined up

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Alternative Energy / Re: Wood Fired Boiler Install
« on: December 03, 2018, 07:28:09 PM »
That's impressive, especially for a home that size.

Only took a 1/2 a cord of wood a day to do it too!  :shocked:



I would hope Don will keep good records of wood burn and share that information with us.
Once he gets some logs dried out and starts loading them into the stove, burn time should increase. Maybe then he will keep good numbers to share with the group.

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Alternative Energy / Re: Wood Fired Boiler Install
« on: November 30, 2018, 09:20:35 PM »
Once you get good dry wood for it to eat, you might want to clean the exhaust piping. If you have much build up it can cut down on the draft's ability to keep a good burn going. On my wood stove, if the exhaust builds to much junk, it curls toward the center of the pipe cutting down on draft ability. Either that or get a darn good chimney fire going and burn it out. Don't think anything is close enough to be hurt from that.

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D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: November 30, 2018, 06:23:41 PM »
Dave, Looks like you need waterproof leggings too and  stay out of water deeper than the boots are high. Gore-Tex is a wonderful thing up here in wet country :wink: If those boots are waterproof and leaking you need to give them back for a new pair. Low heat with that boot dryer is better on the leather than higher heat.

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Build Threads / Re: 2002 Suburban 2500
« on: November 30, 2018, 01:48:30 PM »
Only by some Charles, only by some :beercheers:

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Alternative Energy / Re: Wood Fired Boiler Install
« on: November 28, 2018, 08:51:55 PM »
I am sure it will be much better

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Alternative Energy / Re: Wood Fired Boiler Install
« on: November 28, 2018, 07:42:07 PM »
Don, I hope things are getting warmer for you now. I had a propane heater installed in my garage this fall. It hangs from the ceiling and it sure is nice to have better heating in there. It looks a lot like the unit you installed in your garage except for the water lines. Once you get a bunch of stockpiled wood that can dry before you use it you should be golden with that setup. I would caution you though to not be putting the fire wood right next to the house or in the garage, the bugs could eat you up.

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Humor, Good Stuff, and Red Neck Practices! / Re: For bob and trn
« on: November 28, 2018, 04:49:15 PM »
And just as important is the Colonoscopy exams. I am here to tell you if they catch a problem early enough good deal. If not it is hard to get out alive. I think normal is every 5 years, I didn't follow that advice but fortunately a body scan picked the tumor up before it had spread to other areas.

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Humor, Good Stuff, and Red Neck Practices! / Re: For bob and trn
« on: November 27, 2018, 11:25:49 PM »
Well Nate, no comment :beercheers:

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Build Threads / Re: 2002 Suburban 2500
« on: November 27, 2018, 09:45:29 PM »
Drop whatever you are doing and go check the fire..Don't let it get to low and have to start over

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Alternative Energy / Re: Wood Fired Boiler Install
« on: November 27, 2018, 05:31:06 PM »
Good news, but, buying 2x4's to cut and burn up can't be cost effective.

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Alternative Energy / Re: Wood Fired Boiler Install
« on: November 27, 2018, 02:50:08 PM »
7 large fir and one cedar for starting the fire

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Alternative Energy / Re: Wood Fired Boiler Install
« on: November 27, 2018, 02:48:15 PM »
I am cutting wood right now for next Fall

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Alternative Energy / Re: Wood Fired Boiler Install
« on: November 27, 2018, 02:24:38 PM »
And if you are buying seasoned wood and the truck shows up with green wood send them away. When you need wood to burn you don't need a load of green wet wood to try and work with.

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Alternative Energy / Re: Wood Fired Boiler Install
« on: November 27, 2018, 11:50:14 AM »
Don, can you manually open the draft a bit(or lot) more. More air flow across the burn should increase the heat of the fire and provide more coals too. Burning wet wood is never good for sure, but if you can get a good fire going the wood will dry out more quickly. Maybe add some store bought coal to help out for now. If you do that let the draft work on its own so you don't overheat the unit.

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Construction and Building / Re: Dave’s house
« on: November 25, 2018, 11:22:06 PM »
Well Dave, go out and try to move that trailer even an inch by hand. Remember it is uphill into the garage. Power something will be needed, and if you load it up power for sure will be needed. Take Shawn up on the slightly used one......

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D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: November 25, 2018, 04:20:12 PM »
Way to go Hank....Well I guess the trainer/handler/owner had a small part in it...

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Construction and Building / Re: Dave’s house
« on: November 25, 2018, 11:53:42 AM »
Very nice Dave,

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Hide Site / Re: Hide site, retirement site.
« on: November 23, 2018, 04:44:49 PM »
Bob, why not go to SS?



Never thought about using SS. Was just replacing brake lines on old cars with what was on them. Next time JR, some one else will for me.

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D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: November 21, 2018, 12:39:29 PM »
Just not hard of rain I hope

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Alternative Energy / Re: Wood Fired Boiler Install
« on: November 19, 2018, 11:05:42 PM »
Don, remember the quicker you get this one finished the warmer it will be working on the new ride.

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Hide Site / Re: Hide site, retirement site.
« on: November 19, 2018, 08:53:32 PM »
Nice looking flare tool, I have bought and thrown away way too many of those tools. I hate working with brake lines anyway and then not being able to make a good flare connection.....WELL.. Saltwater or salt air makes brake lines turn bad even when you are extra careful.

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Faith Discussion / Re: Prayer Request thread
« on: November 18, 2018, 08:43:38 PM »
At peace now, let your feelings show man. So hard but better each day.

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Tip of the Day! / Re: Anti freeze colors
« on: November 18, 2018, 01:55:24 PM »
Went through this not long ago while changing the coolant stuff in the jeep. Nothing easy about it any more. 

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Build Threads / Re: 2002 Suburban 2500
« on: November 18, 2018, 01:46:00 PM »
12inch lift with tractor tires??? DARE YA :facepalm:

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Build Threads / Re: 2002 Suburban 2500
« on: November 17, 2018, 05:56:41 PM »
Don't feel bad Don, I have no idea either. Push a button and the sound happens, don't like the sound turn the button.

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Build Threads / Re: 2002 Suburban 2500
« on: November 17, 2018, 12:13:56 AM »
^^^^^YES^^^^^ :beercheers:

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Boats & Waterborne Craft / Re: salt water boat
« on: November 16, 2018, 08:50:36 PM »
Hopefully tomorrow I can get back on the water and see if anything has turned for the better. Maybe the hand pump is the way I go to solve a problem that shouldn't happen.

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Shops Garages and Barns / Re: New GLO Shop
« on: November 16, 2018, 08:17:02 PM »
Get your mind out of the gutter, I am told that all of the time.

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Faith Discussion / Re: Prayer Request thread
« on: November 16, 2018, 01:06:31 AM »
So sorry JR, keep her comfortable as possible and always remember the good times you shared. I have both her and you in my thoughts and prayers.

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D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: November 15, 2018, 04:55:55 PM »
Nice and hardly any time spent waiting for dealer trades.

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Boats & Waterborne Craft / Re: salt water boat
« on: November 15, 2018, 04:12:48 PM »
Then the water getting into the bilge, well there are a few holes in the back of the boat for starters. I tried to seal the transducer wire hole and broke a screw head off with the driver trying to squeeze the butyl tape around the cable.

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Boats & Waterborne Craft / Re: salt water boat
« on: November 15, 2018, 04:03:32 PM »
The engine mounting bolts through the engine pod. The lower bolts appear to be sealed. The top ones, I will need to check with flashlight inside pod at night.

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Boats & Waterborne Craft / Re: salt water boat
« on: November 15, 2018, 03:57:34 PM »
Charles, a couple photos of the deck plate and engine pod. The cable holders along the front  of pod are glued not screwed in place.

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Boats & Waterborne Craft / Re: salt water boat
« on: November 15, 2018, 03:53:41 PM »

Shawn, thanks for the thought on the router and O rings. Might be easier to drill and tap new holes for a watertight deck plate though.


JR I guess someone could have just forgot to seal the plate, but really that would be like redoing wheel bearings and forgetting to add grease. I don't know if that was a factory install or the dealer's rigger that cut the access hole and added the deck plate. Not worth my time trying to get anyone to admit to that screwup and covering the costs to fix it.

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Boats & Waterborne Craft / Re: salt water boat
« on: November 15, 2018, 11:56:17 AM »
Pics, well in a word no. Taking pictures was the last thing on my mind at the time. Besides being almost dark, raining, and the camera flash would have really reflected off the aluminum. I can get a photo of the deck lid to show where it is located if that helps. This whole thing would be like you finding a long scratch down the side of wife's new ride  "after" it gets home. Yes, built in USA but leaks when put it in water, and it is not just a small riveted skiff only used next to shorelines. Where the heck is the quality one would expect. Rant off.  :angry: :angry: :sad:

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Boats & Waterborne Craft / Re: salt water boat
« on: November 14, 2018, 10:15:01 PM »
Took up the deck plate and found nothing under it except the diamond plate top of the engine pod. Have to wonder why no sealer was applied. No wonder the water was filling the pod, that was like not having a plate on there and just an open hole for the water to flow into. I got some marine butyl tape under the deck plate, screwed the plate down,  and managed to crack the plastic ring at one screw hole. The butyl squeezed into the crack so I am thinking everything is ok for now. Don't know if it was the dealer or manufacture that installed the deck plate but no excuse for the poor workmanship. When I find a deck plate with an O ring seal I will replace the one on there but that is not being an easy task. Might have to drill new holes into the top of the engine pod to get one to fit, or find an O ring that will seal the existing lid without having a groove for it to seat. I will buy a hand pump so I can pump the pod out if the boat is moored for a couple weeks and is still leaking.

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D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: November 13, 2018, 10:48:55 PM »
OH but dealer trades happen every day...Just sign and let her be happy, after all she has the "best hide" ever and a pool to go with it.

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D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: November 13, 2018, 09:51:30 PM »
Good luck Charles, I have not been able to get much of a break on price and a want it now deal is even worse.

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D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: November 13, 2018, 06:55:58 PM »

First off, I agree there are many areas where dead or dying trees make up a large portion of the forest areas and do create fire danger. Those areas do need to be cleaned up and the fire debris removed. Forest management sucks big time.  In this case however, I see very high winds carrying hot sparks and burning matter well ahead of fire lines causing the fire storms. Lots of photos of fire moving through scrub brush and grasses not tall dead trees.  These fires are so out of control based on the terrain and winds blowing debris everywhere.  What a shame for sure,  just not sure now how to stop these kind of fires unless people clean up the ground large distances from the homes this will continue to happen. They cannot continue to build homes in the forests without a good plan on how to control a fire once it gets started.
 I have friends that live next to a national forest and they spent lots of hours thinning, pruning, and general clean up of the forest floor next to their place. When the fires did happen, the fire departments and friends and neighbors were able to save the homes even though other homes were lost and thousands of acres of forest burned around them. Yes, we need prayers for the people in these areas but we need to also allow and demand the areas be cleaned up before the fires,  providing some level of protection for them in the future when they build in the outer areas.

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D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: November 12, 2018, 09:33:32 PM »
Tex, I haven't made it home yet.

Don, that was funny, but, the ones I layed down in that pic where the only ones that color. .... just opened the rest of the boxes he brought from storage and every single box has super dark marble. Errrrr



So I take it you don't want to put down the really dark ones. Best to ask his wife what she thinks and run with that....

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D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: November 12, 2018, 07:36:07 PM »
Hoping all goes well with the corn. Do you sell local to mill or feed lot, or have to ship it out to corn juice factory.

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Boats & Waterborne Craft / Re: salt water boat
« on: November 06, 2018, 06:48:45 PM »
Got some marine butyl caulk  ordered today to reseal the deck plate opening. Not sure it will work on the transducer wire for the depth finder where it goes through the transom, but will see when it gets here. You would think spending that much money on a boat it would have been checked out and all the problem areas taken care of. Some of the manufactures now put a bilge pump in the engine pod, but I would just as soon it wasn't leaking to start with. A few years ago they left an opening between the pod and the boats bilge area, after having at least one boat sink because of bilge pump not working they rethink  that idea and went with the duck bill drain and then the solid drain plug.

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D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: November 05, 2018, 10:04:15 PM »
YES

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