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D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: May 20, 2018, 08:47:23 PM »
Just cut my grass
I truly understand why they call the big tires on my zero turn "Flotation-Tires!"
After several days of rain, but the grass was like 6" or better and thick. My mower has 32 HP and I was bogging it at times!

You could have ran it at 20 mph versus hydroplaning at 40mph.....

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D.O.T. / Don, time to trade in the GJ
« on: May 20, 2018, 06:31:09 PM »

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Very nice & cool story about the flag / fireman too. No coincidences.....

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Build Threads / Re: LML Duramax build Part 5
« on: May 20, 2018, 08:06:10 AM »
Sounding like a power stroke is an improvement in the right direction if you ask me...... :tongue:

^ should fire him for blasphemous comments like this one, boss.


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He should fire me but believe I?m still currently on the fired list from last time. It happens so often I lose track....

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D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: May 20, 2018, 07:51:04 AM »
Wait, is the hippy smoking crack now? A 3.5 better than an LS motor? Bahaha
Next thing you know he's gonna mention a power stroke being better than a dmax...
Shawn have you even looked inside a new chebbie? It's like comparing a Bentley to a pinto (Chevy=Bentley)

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Ken, as usual you?re confused. I never compared an ls to a 3.5, however I?m not unhappy I didn?t buy a GM product. The ride between an f150 & Silverado is darn close & im not sure who wins that honestly. The f150 when pulling 6-7k has plenty of power & again not sure who wins that debate. Longevity is still questionable on the 3.5 imo but the f150 does have a stronger frame. As far as interior layout one thing I didn?t like about the GM was the hood & looking over it, f150 to me doesn?t seem as bad. Access to interior controls etc I think is a toss up if you?re being honest. Again just my 2 cents. Charles I currently have 6k or more in GM card rebates but they only ever wanted to let me use $1500 or so when I was trying to buy btw.......

For the record I put 26k miles on it in the last year, recently 3400 miles in 4.5 days. I was comfortable the whole time & didn?t feel overly exhausted from poor ride quality or ergonomics let?s say.

I also read the 3.5 was the most tested motor in Ford history & I have its second version in my truck which is now going on three years of production.

As far as looking inside a new GM one, no not in the last year. Did they change out from using all that cheap fake plastic chrome everywhere that they have been using for the last 20 years? You know the type they use on door handles of denali?s that if you pull too hard break off and you end up with it in your hand? Yep, been there done that & have the t-shirt too....   

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D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: May 19, 2018, 11:43:04 PM »
Charles, I tried hard to buy a 2017 Silverado. At the time I couldn?t get the dealers to budge on price, tried for three months. At that point I started looking at the F150 w/ 302 then after some research realized the better motor was the 3.5L so I looked at those for a bit & stumbled on a slightly used but clean 2016. It was optioned identical to the Silverado I had wanted to order but at a much better price. I?ve been very happy with it, whether it?s towing or just DD use. Now for the record Norm claims his 15 does really poor on fuel mileage when towing 14k.........

Oh, and the GM dealer came down to my offer three days after I bought the ford. Note: he had the truck I had wanted in stock on his lot the whole time & couldn?t sell it.  :rolleyes:

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D.O.T. / Re: Not surprised
« on: May 19, 2018, 09:14:11 PM »
Betting that GM 2.7 is a direct injection motor, the consensus on those types of motors longevity is still out I think. I do know both of my ford fuel pumps were just replaced under warranty at 53k. It was starting hard which after everything I think was a bad tank of 92 octane premium fuel mostly. However when they were checking it out they found pressures were not holding steady on either pump & swapped them both.

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Build Threads / Re: LML Duramax build Part 5
« on: May 19, 2018, 09:10:47 PM »
Sounding like a power stroke is an improvement in the right direction if you ask me...... :tongue:

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Hide Site / Re: Hide Site/Bug-out location Construction, Part 5
« on: May 19, 2018, 05:42:48 PM »
It all looks good, that cap you have on the drop pipe can be drille / tapped for npt pipe fittings if you didn?t want to remove it.

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D.O.T. / Not surprised
« on: May 19, 2018, 02:43:48 PM »

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Hide Site / Re: Hide Site/Bug-out location Construction, Part 5
« on: May 19, 2018, 11:23:03 AM »
So that the water does not remain captured in the sump, I drilled a 1/4" hole in it so that the water constantly drains off.

I did a little observing and learning during the subsequent rain shower, and determined that a 1/4" hole is a bit to big for a light rain, as the rain fall will not overcome the 1/4" hole's capacity to drain the sump, meaning all the catchment gets drained off and not captured. I think I'll plug and drill a 1/8" hole next.

Don, the volume of that drop pipe is considerable, I?d not go smaller on the hole. It will plug, install a valve & crack it slightly. Then if you want to clean it out, crack the pvc valve wide open.....

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D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: May 18, 2018, 12:23:37 AM »
Congrats!  :beercheers:

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Unexpected expenditures suckkkkkkkk

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D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: May 17, 2018, 06:16:32 PM »
I would if Norm would ever get some parts around I have been wanting...??..  :lipsrsealed:

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Share Your Recipe / Re: Homemade Bacon
« on: May 17, 2018, 06:15:04 PM »
I need to try that out.....

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D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: May 17, 2018, 11:57:58 AM »
Looks good Nate, when?s the RM cookout?  :tongue:

We know Big D is never gunna have us knuckleheads over......  :popcorn:

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Cooking equipment / Re: Thinking of buying this grill
« on: May 17, 2018, 11:53:48 AM »
I have a broil King which I bought at Lowe?s 3 years ago, I had a Weber before that & couldn?t pay the Weber price comparably. The broil king has worked flawless & it?s a great unit for the money.

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D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: May 16, 2018, 10:41:27 PM »
Not sure Ken?s angle but as a business owner I have always carried cash. If I find a good deal they always want cash & as they say money talks.

I used to buy used machinery, more times than I could count I would show up to buy one piece. I always paid in person in cash. Then as a deliberate habit would make sure there were a lot of hundreds extra to flash & do so purposely. I normally walked away with a ton of equipment dirt cheap. For the record I never lost money on equipment, much of it sat in my shop in storage until someone walked in & needed it worse than I. First time I ever did this I had a 12k 20? deck over & 4 2 inch ratchet straps. I left that place loaded full and hobbled it over to HD to buy a dozen more, lesson learned......

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Construction and Building / Re: Upstairs Add On started
« on: May 16, 2018, 10:34:12 PM »
Shed, Electricity?

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I don?t believe it...... guns are bad they can?t stop bad guys that?s a double negative!

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D.O.T. / Re: Looking for: Private, Secluded, Retreats for rent
« on: May 16, 2018, 01:01:52 PM »
I know of a state park in northern Indiana that has primitive cabins you must paddle in to, again not right area but close on other things.

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D.O.T. / Re: Looking for: Private, Secluded, Retreats for rent
« on: May 16, 2018, 10:11:00 AM »
Mornin fellas.  I have been searching for a weekend getaway place somewhat close to us that?s along the lines of 4wd access only and completely secluded.  Preferably in the mountains of TN and NC.  I am located in Georgia.  Im looking for a private poperty to rent out for short term where I can reset.  Id love to fish, cook, brew strong coffee and sip some great Borbon in the evenings.  Just a disconnected getaway for the wife and I and to show the kids round natures beauty. 

All my searches have come up with properties geared towards hot tubs and pool tables.  Ok hot tubs would be nice but certainly not necessary.  Im looking for simple and very private.  There has to be a website or some way to contact people who are in the same mindset.  I find this difficult to come across.  Can anyone suggest a direction?

Thanks all,

Jonathan

Closest thing I know of is to run the hatfield and McCoy trails, camp out etc. You're walking a fine line of primitive but want some amenities' still. Probably wasn't helpful but it's the best I have for ya. 

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CIEMR / Re: F - The NRA?
« on: May 16, 2018, 10:08:05 AM »
Get rid of the NRA and see what happens. You think the Dems are trying to take guns now? Naw. It would be open season, from every angle.

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Wait, I thought that's why we voted for republicans? Please explain...?.  :popcorn:

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Construction and Building / Re: succulent planter box
« on: May 16, 2018, 08:11:13 AM »
I haven?t had breakfast yet, you two need to warn people before we walk into things like this early in the morning......

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Build Threads / Re: LML Duramax build Part 5
« on: May 16, 2018, 08:09:08 AM »
Im thinking the next chainsaw he runs over will reach up & take a bite out of it.....

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CIEMR / Re: F - The NRA?
« on: May 16, 2018, 07:55:06 AM »
Shawn I?m not a fan of being told who to vote for but what about Heller, Castle Doctrine and other wins for armed citizens?  If not the NRA then who? It takes big money to lobby and change laws.


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Charles, I give money to GOA. As far as the NRA, my thinking (from things I keep reading) is they are getting bought and paid for bit by bit. Little bites here and there, one day you will wake up and they will have given in to a ban on semi autos, then bolt guns etc. They?re walking a very slippery slope, their funding has been record setting as of late.

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CIEMR / Re: F - The NRA?
« on: May 16, 2018, 07:50:33 AM »
Shawn, I know you feel the opposite way about the NRA as Ken does about Hildabeast, but we still love you guys!  The important part of the post was this:

What AR-15 can fire 600 rounds per minute?

Now I know what to do with all my NRA chotchkies, when?s your birthday Shawn?  I even bet we can get Ashley to slip a bumper sticker on your rig the next time you visit! LOL!

I think Don said it best, when a liberal starts talking we quit listening.

AR-15 at 600 rounds a min? See Don?s statement & don?t give Ashley any ideas....

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D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: May 15, 2018, 11:11:49 PM »
They passed an ordinance here last summer that offending odors could be ticketed, luckily I have decent neighbors.

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CIEMR / Re: F - The NRA?
« on: May 15, 2018, 09:07:17 PM »
http://www.captainsjournal.com/2018/05/13/oliver-north-supported-the-assault-weapons-ban/

Let me break this down one more time, the NRA is not your friend and is not worthy of your donations or support. They will sell you down the river for any opportunity to gain more donations, money is power after all.

So some dem from Nev said F the NRA? I agree.......

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D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: May 15, 2018, 04:37:53 PM »
Perfect attendance?  :tongue:

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D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: May 15, 2018, 04:04:17 PM »
That hurts just looking at it. At least you kept the tip, seen many gone!

Just got off the phone with Norm (only 33min), guess who has a suburban and is thinking of a cummins,,,,,,,,,,,,,,


So how many trucks is that he's "gunna" build now anyhow?   :huh:

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15 mins of welding....

I think it was worth $30


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When I had the dually & prior to fixing the tailgate that the prior owner jacked up I ran it with no tailgate. I hualed skids of steel often, in order to keep dumb forklift drivers off my bumper I had a piece of 2x3 1/4 wall tube about 3? long that had a short piece of 2 sq to fit into the reciever. I suppose it would have distributed the impact across the front of the liberal Prius cars making them more happy. Guessing it may also pass muster on some of these any hitch laws when not pulling trailers.

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Why? Were you welding on wood top tables too?  :facepalm:

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So I bought a standard 20" box fan from HD and a couple 20" filters, figured these fans get a million miles on them in trailer parks across the country why not my shop too? Using some scrap wood I had laying around and misc woods screws I threw this together in 20 minutes. I essentially pulled the back vent panel off and attached a standard air filter. Simple and cheap, we'll see how effective shortly. My plan is to hang it up near the ceiling in my shop near my work bench, it will move some air and filter it too.





So I decided before I torch the folding metal table with wood top I picked up for free off of a local porch using it as a welding table, hey it's better than Don's cardboard tables.... I would invest in another inexpensive option. They had these at our local tractor supply for $99, it even comes preassembled which I thought was a nice feature. It has a semi flat sheet metal top and is fairly sturdy. I wouldn't go pounding on steel with it or mount a vise to it but for various welding jobs it will give me a portable option in addition to my big heavy welding bench. For $99 it seems to be of good quality.





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D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: May 14, 2018, 05:58:41 PM »
Here I was thinking Nate?s landlord hired a county road crew.....

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Hide Site / Re: Hide site, retirement site.
« on: May 14, 2018, 01:54:53 PM »
As I?ve never been trained what does PLF consist of ? Assuming it is a duck & roll keeping arms in similar to a skate board or roller blade tumble?

& yes, I realize I?m opening myself to vast criticism by mentioning skate boards & roller blades  :facepalm:

here yah go shawn:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FPfm5J9ixdI

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Hide Site / Re: Hide site, retirement site.
« on: May 14, 2018, 09:20:22 AM »
As I?ve never been trained what does PLF consist of ? Assuming it is a duck & roll keeping arms in similar to a skate board or roller blade tumble?

& yes, I realize I?m opening myself to vast criticism by mentioning skate boards & roller blades  :facepalm:

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Hide Site / Re: Hide site, retirement site.
« on: May 14, 2018, 08:58:05 AM »
I think the rule of thumb is as long as you don't leave anything under it to impale yourself on when you fall it's considered safe.......

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Hide Site / Re: Hide site, retirement site.
« on: May 13, 2018, 05:03:05 PM »
Something wrong with ladders in tractor buckets???

I don't think there is anything wrong with them, probably just doesn't want to run over them so in the bucket is a safe space...... :popcorn:

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Don doesn?t need to take the truck to Norm to fix this issue although he could fix that & a lot more if he did so..... :popcorn:

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D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: May 12, 2018, 08:28:28 PM »

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Oh sure, like I am the only one.

I would love to see SD on the road. Think how much it would have helped during the last 2 weeks.

I will give he is a busy man, retired guys always are,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,

Folks, There is another issue regarding my using this truck as a driver.

Suffice it to say it is problematic that this truck might ever be operated legally on a public road...

You have had the solution to that for some time, suck it up & call norm.....

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Hide Site / Re: Hide Site/Bug-out location Construction, Part 5
« on: May 12, 2018, 04:21:29 PM »
Didn't know Ken could swim? But great idea!  :facepalm:

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D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: May 12, 2018, 02:55:28 PM »

Physics is a three hour three night a week class


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Although not a word problem it still applies.



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I commend all of you who can sit through classes and learn stuff then be tested on it & never have to use it again ( which my experience was 90% of college before I left ). Hats off to you Dave for pushing onward!

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Most Favored Companies / Re: Companies we don't like so much
« on: May 12, 2018, 02:48:36 PM »
I cancelled our account via email as I was on list & told them exactly why as well about a month back, lost rewards as well

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D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: May 12, 2018, 02:46:52 PM »
Built hillbilly shop air filter system (I?ll post up in shop section later). Baylee has first prom tonight as a sophomore & wife unit & I have VIP tour of Stanahan?s Whiskey this evening......

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Construction and Building / Re: Upstairs Add On started
« on: May 12, 2018, 06:04:13 AM »
 :likebutton: congrats on getting that project in rear view.

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