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D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: Today at 07:56:17 AM »
This is cured enough that you can walk in it. But your boots stick if you stand.   Think a skid steer will make it across the floor?


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D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: Today at 07:55:26 AM »
Had a friend ask my advise on a floor, he went another route, has 9k sq that is messed up, mixed wrong, not smooth, not cured, it?s a big mess





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Construction and Building / Re: Dave’s house
« on: Today at 07:52:59 AM »
Walked the house last night and am pissed at the paint completion.  I would have smoother window casing if I glued on 220 sand paper

The lines are straight, the colors I like, the finish is rough rough rough.  Walking through today with the paint sub contractor.  See how that goes


Got our kid bathroom tub surrounds installed. Only chipped my tub in the process and forgot to install the 4 shelves we asked for and is clearly stated on the bid.   

WTH is wrong with people these days



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D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: September 16, 2018, 12:04:14 AM »
We went and sat in a dust bowl at the sand dunes. Little Sahara recreation area with 30+ mph winds.   Sand everywhere


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Construction and Building / Re: Dave’s house
« on: September 14, 2018, 07:47:14 PM »
Some exterior progress happening this week.


Some more interior color going on




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Humor, Good Stuff, and Red Neck Practices! / Re: Selling on CL
« on: September 14, 2018, 08:37:25 AM »
I have played with them as well usually just try and text them as long as possible to take up their time.  Specially when I am board at work. 


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D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: September 13, 2018, 08:23:41 PM »
We built some stair tread caps for one of our other houses today out of black walnut




Some of these folks that build homes think you need really expensive stuff to get really expensive results.  I tell you what, our crap table saw and our framing chop saw does a mighty fine job.

These will get sent to our cabinet guy to spray a coat of lacquer on and we will install


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Construction and Building / Re: Dave’s house
« on: September 13, 2018, 08:20:29 PM »
I I don?t see the major benefits of it?  When I build the loft I have 7.6 feet of room to top of garage requirements. I?ll just re mount the stuff to the bottom of the loft and have the space needed


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Construction and Building / Re: Dave’s house
« on: September 12, 2018, 08:26:57 PM »
Little late, but your mention of the garage door opener in the way -- I would have put in jackshaft openers on the two doors. Gets that darn motor out of the center of the garage where you might be wielding a 2x4, etc around and hit the thing. And yeah -- not sure texturing is the best idea in a garage - will hold onto dirt/sawdust/grease.
I am putting a loft above the small door so the vertical door won?t work so well.  The large door sits on the ceiling pretty close now.
Plenty of space in the back of the garage (30feet) for activities 


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Construction and Building / Re: Dave’s house
« on: September 12, 2018, 04:48:45 PM »
You mean like dust and so forth?   I guess if I was Doing a bunch of fab and so forth in the garage I could for sure see that.  A lot of you guys are far better equipped for that kind of stuff than I am at this point in time.   


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Construction and Building / Dave’s house
« on: September 12, 2018, 08:33:39 AM »
I have had all of mine textured to date and didn?t have a issue.  Easier to hide holes.   I even thought about doing a Holley smooth on the walls

Why would you not texture Jr?


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D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: September 11, 2018, 10:38:03 PM »
Wow those stalks are massively tall!


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Construction and Building / Re: Dave’s house
« on: September 11, 2018, 10:36:49 PM »
We are not on a date yet, I?ll stay I. The current local till the other after purchase mods are finished.

Yes Jr. The garage will get the full treatment, texture, smooth walls and than I will spray our the whole thing in semi gloss white maybe a grey.  Not sure yet

There is one section of the garage that will not get a texture lid,   Over mommas garage door.   I have no physical way to get the scaffolding around the door and opener frames.  I will finish that after the loft is installed. 


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Construction and Building / Re: Dave’s house
« on: September 11, 2018, 08:22:14 AM »
Not that if I took photos it would show anything, but the House is 90% primed, garage is getting finish mud and textured ceiling also.
Need to finish up those projects so I can grind concrete, acid stain and clear coat the floor


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Construction and Building / Re: Dave’s house
« on: September 09, 2018, 06:52:58 PM »
Painter got to work on painting the closets, staining my alder top on the half wall and hand rails



Finish mud on the garage starts tomorrow Am and next week will be grind floors and concrete for garages


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Build Threads / Re: 2000 XJ
« on: September 08, 2018, 11:32:36 PM »
Well, she is my kid..... :popcorn:

 :likebutton:

Its ok, I don't facebook, myspace or those. Here is bad enough.
Your not kidding right there.   


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D.O.T. / WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: September 08, 2018, 11:30:47 PM »
Went to the funeral for my buddy today,  good memories and friends and family.    Hope all involved rest easy tonight


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D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: September 08, 2018, 12:22:37 AM »
Well after cleaning my screen on my phone and looking real close. I now see what you all are giggling at.   Sorry for being that guy late to the party


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CIEMR / Re: Get it off your chest / whats bothering you
« on: September 07, 2018, 06:04:00 PM »
dave,

remember 2 things:

1. its all about the delivery

2. regardless of what we think they want to hear, its just best to keep it simple. 

in the end, does it really matter who was right or wrong? 

did the sprinkler head get fixed?
That?s the best part, she broke it and asked me what was wrong.  Next time the response will be.  I don?t know.  Call someone who does sprinklers


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D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: September 07, 2018, 06:02:52 PM »
Maybe they have a set for your duramax


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A set of what?


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Construction and Building / Re: Dave’s house
« on: September 07, 2018, 01:42:11 AM »
Yep,


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Construction and Building / Re: Dave’s house
« on: September 07, 2018, 12:35:17 AM »
The top cap of this half wall will match the cabinets, front door and the wall I?ll build later behind the tv.


This is Emmett today in front of my big garage door



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Construction and Building / Re: Dave’s house
« on: September 07, 2018, 12:31:25 AM »
Finished out all of the trim stuff on our house today, swept and walked out with all of our tools.   

Painters were hot behind us filling nail holes


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D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: September 07, 2018, 12:29:55 AM »
I don?t see what?s wrong with that Cadillac.   That?s what we are looking at right?


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CIEMR / Re: Get it off your chest / whats bothering you
« on: September 07, 2018, 12:28:43 AM »
Um....... no........


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CIEMR / Get it off your chest / whats bothering you
« on: September 06, 2018, 11:34:18 PM »
I wanna play,

So I wouldn?t say I am a genius but I do know a pretty good amount of crap about a lot of useful crap.   

Tonight I had an argument with a 69 year old lady about a toro sprinkler 570z and the screw on the top and what it is used for

Holley hell if that didn?t turn into an argument.   I have installed, removed, smashed, glued, lost, found, unearthed, Buried so many of these thing in my life I am sure I could write the instruction manual. Be it not very complicated. 


The screw is a rate of flow adjustment.  It might turn when you adjust the pattern but it is not meant to be the pattern adjustment!!!! If you open the pattern larger you need more flow to achieve the distance of coverage.   Trying to explain that to a woman, who thinks the only smart person to walk this earth was my deceased father (20 years ago) and that the damn apple didn?t fall from his tree is beyond me.   So yelling ensued, profanity flying.  My kids screaming for waffles.    I lost it and she turned from ready to fight into the victim faster than I could blink.   It was my fault, my problem, I did it....... when she approached me and asked what was wrong with it in the first place.   Next time the response will be.  Go call a sprinkler guy, I just don?t know what that is.


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Tires, Wheels, and Suspension / Re: Cooper MTPs for the Dmax
« on: September 06, 2018, 08:10:55 PM »
Some Diesels like less rpm for a reason


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FIFY

...a Dmax can hold 3500 all day long, and out pull an in-line 6 because of it. It's not an old farmall tractor engine. Higher RPMs will also keep the EGTs lower when towing. Just a matter of driver preference (leadfoot or not)
I am by no means saying lower rpm is the best case or saying that high rpm are bad. Just that the lower your rpm the better mpg you can achieve.   

I don?t always use my tap shifter to pass people because of the built trans but when I do it is a whole different surprise for the person I am passing. 


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Tires, Wheels, and Suspension / Re: Cooper MTPs for the Dmax
« on: September 06, 2018, 03:18:36 PM »
Tap shift Down a gear and pass away. No need to over RPm your motor.  Diesels like less rpm for a reason


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Tires, Wheels, and Suspension / Re: Cooper MTPs for the Dmax
« on: September 06, 2018, 07:59:50 AM »


 This was on my way home from work, couldn?t go faster on the frontage road

55 in 5th

Tires are some worn 35x12.50-17


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Construction and Building / Re: Dave’s house
« on: September 05, 2018, 11:21:02 PM »
That is the mud room,  the wall  to the back is 87 inches, the one coming towards is 77 to leave room for switches

It has enough space to dump all those things kids dump and enough for dad who is just as bad


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Faith Discussion / Re: Prayer Request thread
« on: September 05, 2018, 09:45:50 PM »
Sorry guys, barb wire can make a real mess of a person, watched it happen to a older than me kid when I was a little boy.  Three wheeler and tight barbwire fence.  Prayers

Jr. Praying for ya and your mother, 


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Tires, Wheels, and Suspension / Re: Cooper MTPs for the Dmax
« on: September 05, 2018, 09:43:42 PM »
I guess I don?t understand. I cruise my truck about 75 80 and it sits right down on the bottom of sixth like a fat girl in a bean bag.  Low Rpm and gets great mpg. 


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Construction and Building / Re: Dave’s house
« on: September 05, 2018, 09:40:16 PM »
Cross one more touch of pleasure off the list of things to do. 

Mud room




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Construction and Building / Re: Dave’s house
« on: September 05, 2018, 02:42:39 PM »
Finished up moms shiplap half wall, just need to get my alder cap put together next today.




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Tires, Wheels, and Suspension / Re: Cooper MTPs for the Dmax
« on: September 05, 2018, 02:40:03 PM »
Yep, 4.3 would be perfect but not made. I don't even use 6th right now, so the 4.56 will rev faster also and probably keep my same cruise RPM.
What do you mean you don?t use 6th gear now?


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Construction and Building / Re: Dave’s house
« on: September 05, 2018, 09:06:17 AM »
Finished out a few more things in the house yesterday,  more today

Closets are almost done but look mostly like this until you get to mommas master closet m
I noticed this AM that I didn?t put a brace on the joint in the top corner shelf, better do that first thing


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CIEMR / Re: Nike picks Kapernick!
« on: September 05, 2018, 12:02:12 AM »
Just gonna go ahead and keep wearing my nikes.  I have one pair, my get around shoes.    I don?t feel my purchase of $22 bucks went to anything special other than a light pair of shoes that don?t smell like my work boots

However I doubt I will be buying anything from them again.   

I am to cheap to by everyday shoes.  Need a new set of work boots for the winter


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Faith Discussion / Re: Prayer Request thread
« on: September 04, 2018, 09:43:02 PM »
For sure

Funerals stuff is planned and we pulled my buddies ol bronco out of storage to clean up




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Tires, Wheels, and Suspension / Re: Cooper MTPs for the Dmax
« on: September 04, 2018, 09:41:41 PM »
Well where is the photos?

What lift do you have to put on that truck?

Why are you going taller? You know that makes it hard to get in right?




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Faith Discussion / Re: Prayer Request thread
« on: September 04, 2018, 02:47:37 PM »
It?s odd you mention.    I do believe his wife mentioned to him about s blessing,  I know I have talked to him about Christ on a few occasions but I do not continue,   


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Faith Discussion / Re: Prayer Request thread
« on: September 04, 2018, 01:26:33 AM »
Thank you guys. 


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Hide Site / Re: Hide site, retirement site.
« on: September 03, 2018, 02:45:09 PM »
Looks good.
I don't see any steel plates where each stud has a romex running through (to keep drywall screws from hitting wires) it's code out here, no matter how thick the stud is. Not sure what they're called.

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Simply called nail plates Ken.   


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Faith Discussion / Re: Prayer Request thread
« on: September 03, 2018, 10:39:00 AM »
My friend hasn?t been able to talk to him, to much emotion still he said,   I did remind him that this experience has tied them together and he has an extra portion of responsibility to this young man.   I only have the dads cell number which went into the water:(   Funeral and stuff are set up.   They did make the news. Foxnews flaming gorge


Bill ( my neighbor) did father himself out of bed yesterday to come watch my boys ride bikes in in the driveway.  But as we talked we are both afraid for the young man.   


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Build Threads / Re: 2000 XJ
« on: September 03, 2018, 03:21:03 AM »
Boys it?s a real good thing all of our girls are smarter than us. 


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Build Threads / Re: 2000 XJ
« on: September 02, 2018, 06:56:39 PM »
Looking good. Now to let that thing see some rocks and some mall parking lot flexing on a light pole or something. 


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Build Threads / Re: Redneck Dually Build Thread
« on: September 02, 2018, 10:15:46 AM »
Two more months


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D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: September 02, 2018, 09:31:36 AM »
Old man!!


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D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: September 01, 2018, 09:28:42 PM »
I think for the first time in my life.  A woman ( my wife) understands why I always have a knife.   I won?t be teased.

The story goes on from the prayer thread. 


The razor ended up in enough water the tires were under.   Two people able to get out but the third appeared to be unconscious.  The other two tried to get him out but the seat belt wouldn?t let go, the seat itself wouldn?t release.   For a five dollar knife in a pocket. My buddy would still be here today if one of the others had one.    EDC is truer now than it ever will be.

They went to the c store for some chew.  The boy took the corner to sharp and over corrected rolled the machine down the beach/embankment till it stopped upside down in the water.   


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Faith Discussion / Re: Prayer Request thread
« on: September 01, 2018, 07:05:49 PM »
Finally talked to my buddy ( neighbor) he seems medicated and tired of visitors.   Hordes went to the hospital I guess


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Faith Discussion / Re: Prayer Request thread
« on: September 01, 2018, 05:46:14 PM »
Two of my adult friends and ones son where  playing in the razor side X side by the water . It got overturned into the water at flaming gorge, the father lost his life, the boy was driving. The other man was the closest thing to a father I have had since mine passed when I was a boy.  My buddy would move the world for his friend but because of injury?s was unable to get him unbuckled from the razor and the guy drowned.   

These two guys took me camping as a boy, working as a small kid, car detailing to painting to construction in general amazing mentors.
The two guys are best friends since elements school all the way till now of fifty years.  I can only imagine the pain and guilt.  The sorry or helplessness felt.   

He is not much of a believer in God as I have understood it, losing his dad at a young age, mother lost while I was a boy.    He hasn?t found comfort in the lord like so many of us, it would give him so much strength to see the light.   
Time will tell. 



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