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Hide Site / Re: Hide site, retirement site.
« on: January 23, 2019, 09:27:24 PM »
I think we all subscribe to the “buy once, cry once” mentality in one way or another. Be it trucks (and the parts for them), tools, or quality building materials. Spending a bit more will often save you some hassle later.


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D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: January 21, 2019, 07:41:42 PM »
5x5 a that’s an odd size.


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Build Threads / Re: 2002 Suburban 2500
« on: January 21, 2019, 12:31:12 PM »
This van has the Nissan Cummins motor, seating for 12 and 4x4, the tires on it are 35x12.50/18.   It was actually a decent looking rig really
Plus the roof tent, rear tire rack and so forth.


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Dave, did they have a price on that thing? Had to have been through the roof. The titan with that engine is ridiculous.
It didn’t have a price tag.  I think they were more showing off the wears of that rig.    In the end it’s still a Nissan lol


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This is what popped out at me... $30K less than a Suburban??? I wonder what they are listing a new Burb at? $100K?

When Ian from BigTire Garage was on XOR he did a build of something similar. Looked pretty interesting.

https://www.powernationtv.com/build/121/nv2500-van


Close. They’re easily 75k, 80k+ if you get into chevy’s equivalent of the Denali. It’s sad, it seems the new large GM SUVs have become so much of a “status symbol” that they know they can price them as such. I should know - it’s the next ride momma wants. We will not be going new, though.


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Build Threads / Re: 3+3 2500
« on: January 19, 2019, 09:18:47 PM »
I’m still unsure how you can look up the vehicle history from a VIN with only the last 8? The last 6 are just a serial number. Digit 10 is the year, 11 is the factory city code, and 12-17 are the serial.


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Build Threads / 3+3 2500
« on: January 19, 2019, 12:24:32 PM »
Was the vin plate on the engine, or the body of the truck it was pulled from? Maybe it was swapped at one point?

Edit: found a post that states the vin would also be in the ECM.


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Alternative Energy / Re: Wood Fired Boiler Install
« on: January 13, 2019, 01:53:18 AM »
I believe it is actually “guy” wires.


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General Vehicle Related Discussion / Re: fiat chrysler recall
« on: January 12, 2019, 12:26:13 AM »
Nothing to be sorry for, bud. It’s just one of those typical west/left coast cities. Can’t wait to get outta here.


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General Vehicle Related Discussion / Re: fiat chrysler recall
« on: January 11, 2019, 10:31:54 PM »
Me or Shawn? Portland is one of those “sanctuary” cities, so yeah...


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General Vehicle Related Discussion / Re: fiat chrysler recall
« on: January 11, 2019, 09:45:19 PM »
Hah. :P


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General Vehicle Related Discussion / Re: fiat chrysler recall
« on: January 11, 2019, 07:16:03 PM »
My Son will be thrilled.... he has had 3 recalls on that Power Wagon in two months.

Well, it is a Durge so...  :popcorn:

I agree, definitely no Toyota.... :popcorn:

Hey now, don't be like the left-leaning media and spin what I said into something else!  :tongue:  :knucklehead:

I was joking about Norm's Son's power wagon having 3 recalls - he didn't specify what they were for, only that it was an FCA product :)

 :beercheers:

shawn has had lots of practice living in stoner/illegal alien land

Crap... I live in the same type of place. Less elevation though, so does that make me more 'grounded'?

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General Vehicle Related Discussion / Re: fiat chrysler recall
« on: January 11, 2019, 05:14:55 PM »
My Son will be thrilled.... he has had 3 recalls on that Power Wagon in two months.

Well, it is a Durge so...  :popcorn:

I agree, definitely no Toyota.... :popcorn:

Hey now, don't be like the left-leaning media and spin what I said into something else!  :tongue:  :knucklehead:

I was joking about Norm's Son's power wagon having 3 recalls - he didn't specify what they were for, only that it was an FCA product :)

 :beercheers:

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CIEMR / Re: Get it off your chest / whats bothering you
« on: January 11, 2019, 05:10:48 PM »
Do they have any of those "rent a garage" workspaces near you Tate? Heck, even a storage unit with decent power might suffice.

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General Vehicle Related Discussion / Re: fiat chrysler recall
« on: January 11, 2019, 03:59:07 PM »
My Son will be thrilled.... he has had 3 recalls on that Power Wagon in two months.

Well, it is a Durge so...  :popcorn:

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D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: January 10, 2019, 09:16:08 PM »
That really finishes it off nicely, Dave! Good job!!


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Build Threads / 2002 Suburban 2500
« on: January 09, 2019, 12:36:44 AM »
Don you may be able to just loosen up the top of the rad and then pull it forward a tad to get the clearance you need. The bottom just rests in rubber grommets I believe.

And if you’re out in these parts, I’m in Vancouver WA, depending if you come i84 to hippieville (Portland) or up i82 to i90 into Seattle. Or maybe I can even plan a trip up north and we can all get together with Tate and Dawg.


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Build Threads / 2002 Suburban 2500
« on: January 07, 2019, 11:43:43 PM »
All this talk got me looking. Found a big boy with a big boy price... 8.1L

https://www.cars.com/vehicledetail/detail/757834692/overview?aff=share_other

Ok, this one is a little better.

https://www.cars.com/vehicledetail/detail/760367690/overview?aff=share_other


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I ran across this on the interwebs...

https://youtu.be/d-BWmPaBfjQ

Some good parts and some bad parts but some other things to consider

Big bro is watching... the same video popped up for me on YouTube today... hmmmm


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D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: January 05, 2019, 01:19:21 PM »
They can do retro spray foam through a small hole at the top of each cavity, provided there is no horizontal blocking in the wall.


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Build Threads / Re: 2002 Suburban 2500
« on: January 05, 2019, 01:16:27 PM »
My ‘02 5.3L had the same issue, rear as well. Harness was the most expensive part, but at the time I think I got it from the stealer and it was $50-$60. Don’t recall hearing about the rtv bulletin at that time.


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Build Threads / Re: 2002 Suburban 2500
« on: January 04, 2019, 11:33:38 PM »
I pulled the valley cover to get a look at the top of the oiled area of the motor and have a peek at the knock sensors. One was OK, one was heavily corroded and will get replaced

The valley cover and everything else is currently soaking in the purple detergent losing some non-necessary grease calories!

Let me guess... the rear knock sensor?


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Hide Site / Re: Hide site, retirement site.
« on: December 31, 2018, 02:27:15 PM »
If you want something done right... ;)


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Build Threads / 2000 XJ
« on: December 29, 2018, 12:58:21 PM »
Test’s testing’s....

By George, I think we got it!!



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Build Threads / Re: 2000 XJ
« on: December 29, 2018, 12:30:47 AM »
And now when I switch to web view on my phone I see the apostrophe as a ?.




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Build Threads / Re: 2000 XJ
« on: December 29, 2018, 12:27:40 AM »
Apostrophe's, that's it!!!! I see it when you guys use tap-talk so sure it is a bug. Does it show that way on your phone or does it just get sent that way?

How about pics of the new XJ?

Weird, I’m seeing the opposite. On Tapatalk they show fine, but in Chrome on my PC they’re always a ?.


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Construction and Building / Re: Hardwood floor refnishing
« on: December 28, 2018, 08:18:03 PM »
Looks like red or white oak to me.


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Build Threads / Re: 2000 XJ
« on: December 28, 2018, 08:12:28 PM »
Could you guys at least get the comma's fixed while you DOT things?

I believe you're talking about the apostrophes (not commas) turning into question marks, right JR?

DOT incoming... I hit up Dawg about it a while back, but I don't think he's been around much. I looked into this a bit and it looks like the forum needs to be converted to UTF-8 instead of ISO-8859-1 (aka Latin 1). This is techy speak for how the text is interpreted by the web browser.

https://stackoverflow.com/questions/7048745/what-is-the-difference-between-utf-8-and-iso-8859-1

https://www.simplemachines.org/community/index.php?topic=282676.0

/DOT off

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D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: December 25, 2018, 02:38:11 PM »
Why buy a $6 gift when you can buy all the supplies and make it yourself for $90 and 6 hours of your time? ;)

All seriousness though, it is the thought that counts and those look awesome Ken.

Merry Christmas gents!


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Drones & Airborne Craft / Re: Huey Helicopter build. :)
« on: December 25, 2018, 02:35:54 PM »
Fewer pieces than a life sized chopper means it will be more reliable, right?


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Hide Site / Re: Hide site, retirement site.
« on: December 25, 2018, 02:24:03 AM »
A follow-up to my good luck wishes earlier... ;)




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Hide Site / Re: Hide site, retirement site.
« on: December 24, 2018, 07:54:51 PM »
Cabinet looks great!

Good luck tomorrow, Charles!


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D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: December 19, 2018, 11:24:42 PM »
I have orange thingy's now, keep them in a case safe (orange to!)

For the big orange thing, I have beat one of those for days and it never missed a beat!
But you haven’t run over it with a tractor. ;)


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D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: December 19, 2018, 10:22:30 PM »
Trans or power steering.


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Hide Site / Re: Hide site, retirement site.
« on: December 15, 2018, 11:12:14 AM »
Great saw. Love mine!

And of course everything else is looking great, Tex.


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Build Threads / Re: 2002 Suburban 2500
« on: December 14, 2018, 05:35:55 PM »
Speaking of Tate... any update on the Tahoe?


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Build Threads / Re: 2002 Suburban 2500
« on: December 14, 2018, 01:32:38 PM »
I think the answer, Don, is "it depends".  I've heard of trucks never having an issue with "pump rub", and some failing sub 100K miles.

To remedy the situation, you have to drop and split the case, then replace the oil pump inside. Let me dig up some pics from when I did mine and get them attached here... maybe I'll start a thread.

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D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: December 07, 2018, 01:20:50 PM »
A stringer in the middle would be a good idea, too, but since they’re only temporary you should be fine.


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Build Threads / Re: 2002 Suburban 2500
« on: December 07, 2018, 01:16:40 PM »
Don I’m sure you could get $200-300 for those running boards. As I recall from our ‘02 burb back in the day they were like a $600-700 dealer option installed.


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Oh that is great!

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D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: December 04, 2018, 09:42:10 PM »
Mmmmm beam saw!


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D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: November 29, 2018, 02:08:12 PM »
Changed the oil and fuel filters on the Dmax today. Found my lift pump is not lifting (no power) and all the fuses are good. I mean they are ALL good, inside and out!

Traced the power wire to the distribution center under the dash where I had installed a plug just to power things. The red wire is "ign on" power and worked fine, now nothing. It powered the water inj also so that is why that stopped too. The cut and the yellow wire were for the injection, just removed the splice.

So I am stumped as with no fuses being bad and everything otherwise working (sans dash lights). I could just wire it to another pin (green arrow) but would like to address the issue really.


Put a 1 way fuel valve in the suburban. Always hard to start with pump up top figuring the fuel is draining back. Quick fix until the lift and new filter goes in.


As Tate just said to Sam -- cut the wire and solder it. Those scotchlocks are dog excrement.

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Build Threads / Re: 2002 Suburban 2500
« on: November 28, 2018, 01:19:38 AM »
Is your spare under the rear on this thing? Think they did that and put a saddle tank in it.
Yes it would be on this year truck. They stopped doing the spare in the cargo area in the late 90s I believe.

Garage looks better with the GM stuff rather than Mopar... ;)


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Hide Site / Re: Hide site, retirement site.
« on: November 27, 2018, 09:34:20 PM »
Nice catch Ryan,  You must have a really big monitor....you always catch detail.  It is cat6 for a ubiquity AP.  The closet to the right is the nerve center for the entire property.  100mb connection, video matrix switcher, HDMI baluns, all the , NVR, Satellite-DVR, DVD, network server, stereo, etc.  It will then be piped to the main house and the seacan.  Will be installing all Ubiquity POE camera's and access points

Thanks Ken,  The stain turned out darker, much darker than what it was supposed to be but can't change it now. downstairs will have an arch top with a keystone over the windows and doors.

Standby JR, pics of the floor coming.  It the upstairs its a Shaw carpet frisee with memory foam pad.  Downstairs will be tile with a reclaimed wood look.

Dual 24’s and a 22” flipped portrait ;) And yeah, I’m a stickler for details as you have noticed (anal/OCD whatever you’d like to call it).

I almost pulled the trigger on a Netgear Orbi system this weekend then discovered it isn’t true mesh, so I scrapped that idea and think I’ll just add a few ubiquity APs like the one I have now. Slowly working on getting my house retrofitted with cat6 runs for data and cameras to a central smart panel.


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D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: November 27, 2018, 04:15:28 PM »
Starting a new one with Ol Barker it’s 25 degrees and I have a brand new pair of Carhartt bibs to try out.




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Is it just me, or is it odd that the floor joists would be allowed to be delivered on their side like that?

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Hide Site / Re: Hide site, retirement site.
« on: November 27, 2018, 04:03:33 PM »
What is the wire hanging from the ceiling? Cat6 for Wifi AP?

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Build Threads / Re: LML Duramax build Part 5
« on: November 22, 2018, 02:49:39 PM »
EMP?
What does my daughter have to do with this? (Those are her initials) ;)


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Build Threads / Re: LML Duramax build Part 5
« on: November 21, 2018, 11:15:04 PM »
How are your batteries and alternator? Didn’t you replace the former fairly recently?


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Build Threads / Re: 2002 Suburban 2500
« on: November 21, 2018, 01:34:46 PM »
Guessing he meant a v8 5.2L gasser?

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chrysler_LA_engine



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I find one problem with this story...

"Slowly, oh so slowly, the pressure seemed to leave the lower part of my body, and I began to move up the aisle and out of it, just as a red aproned clerk turned the corner and asked if I needed any help."

Home Depot's aprons are Orange.  :knucklehead:

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Build Threads / Re: 2002 Suburban 2500
« on: November 20, 2018, 09:20:45 PM »
So did square D just get shoved outside in the weeds to make room for this one?!?  :cry:

It does look really good though.  Kind of afraid to say I am also in the camp of "leave it alone".  It's probably the best example left.  But we all know you won't.  So at least let us watch the train wreck!  :popcorn:
Square D has been parked at a shop a few miles away for months now lol.


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D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: November 20, 2018, 09:15:05 PM »
Ryan, I’ve never done it that way. Do you  mind terribly pointing to the NEC to show carrying a ground to a sub panel from main panel?


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Here’s a couple for you to peruse.

https://diy.stackexchange.com/questions/41233/how-to-properly-ground-a-subpanel-in-detached-building

https://community.nfpa.org/thread/35908




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