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Construction and Building / Re: Upstairs Add On started
« on: February 23, 2018, 12:50:11 AM »
Dunno why you don?t just put in standard 110v cans with LED bulbs so that you don?t have something out of the ordinary for the next person that buys the house?


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Construction and Building / Re: The Oracle...Jared's Corner
« on: February 20, 2018, 11:34:58 PM »
Yeah, you can?t get Uponor at Home Depot or Lowe?s :(. I made a mistake on one fitting and needed another fitting and of course it was Sunday and Ferguson isn?t open on the weekend. By chance I found a plumber in the parking lot of a local store that caters to electrical and plumbing supplies and he had the fitting I needed and gave it to me for no charge.


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Construction and Building / Re: The Oracle...Jared's Corner
« on: February 20, 2018, 09:55:30 PM »
My house is all Uponor expander-type fittings. Recently I cut and re-routed my 1? main line to the garage so I could plumb in a water softener and the 20-30 joints I made have had zero leaks. Piece of cake to do with the Milwaukee expander tool I rented from Ferguson.


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8 steps... that's like 4+ feet. What I'm hearing now is that the ceiling will be high enough for a lift someday...  :grin:

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Dave, like others mentioned, I'd throw a small 4'x4'-ish toilet room in the back left corner of the garage (easy plumbing to laundry room), with a utility sink on the outside wall of that room, then throw the exterior door next to that. Then you can put a work bench in the rear-right corner or whatever. toolbox, air compressor, etc...

I can draw a pic if you're a visual guy.

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I believe you have to have an exterior standard door to the garage, not the house, for safety.

I don't have one, but wish I did. My house was built 11 years ago though, and in a different locale.

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Agree with JR -- Garage door to the back, or a man-door at least. I see the one on the side, but that is a lot of extra walking. Maybe omit that door as it would be visible from the street and might attract the undesirables...

Appliances - stay away from Electrolux/Frigidaire (sister companies) - bad experience with them.

Definitely run a 4" ABS under the driveway slab for irrigation - heck, run two. Its cheap. As for under the garage slab... not sure what you'd use that for except maybe wiring/air hose?

Garage epoxy - use the pro stuff, not the rustoleum kit from Home Depot. Though, you probably have that factored into the price of the slab and will have the flatwork guys taking care of that, so hopefully they're using the pro stuff.

Irrigation -- Wifi controller. SOOOO nice to be able to turn on zones from your phone while you're out troubleshooting something.

Thats another thing -- structured wiring. Run everything to a central location/panel. Sounds like you have a mech room in the basement -- perfect place for that.  When in doubt, run extra wires.  The big thing coming out now is Mesh wifi -- maybe plan some strategic/hidden power outlets and cat5 runs so you can place multiple Wifi APs around the house for best coverage.

Christmas light plugs under the eaves connected back to dedicated circuits and timers (if you're into that sort of thing).

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D.O.T. / Re: THIS!
« on: February 13, 2018, 01:47:41 PM »
Wow, that's an amazing story. I busted up laughing about the mechanics, Tate - too good!

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Hide Site / Re: Hide site, retirement site.
« on: February 08, 2018, 10:59:58 PM »
With the dually lurking in the background...


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Hide Site / Hide site, retirement site.
« on: February 07, 2018, 08:28:34 PM »
Nice looking pool/cabana house in the background


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Hide Site / Re: Hide Site/Bug-out location Construction, Part 5
« on: February 06, 2018, 08:33:12 PM »
Kind of makes me think of an eagle spreading its wings.

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Hide Site / Re: Hide site, retirement site.
« on: February 03, 2018, 11:27:03 PM »
It?s hardi


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Hide Site / Re: Hide site, retirement site.
« on: February 03, 2018, 12:35:10 PM »
Clever! I would have said rent a drywall hoist, but this was practically free!


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Construction and Building / Re: Our House
« on: February 01, 2018, 01:48:30 AM »
That shower is awesome! Love the nooks and the strip drains. On the lighting is that 110 up there? Thought it had to be low voltage? (doing mine 12v led)
It?s fine as long as it?s approved for wet areas/bathroom.

White Shower Recessed Light Trim (Fits Housing Diameter: 6-in) https://www.lowes.com/pd/White-Shower-Recessed-Light-Trim-(Fits-Housing-Diameter:-6-in)/50385448


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Hide Site / Re: Hide site, retirement site.
« on: January 26, 2018, 11:44:42 PM »

Send me a pm and I?ll share my log in and we can have double trouble


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LOL... I don?t think that would work so well.


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Hide Site / Re: Hide site, retirement site.
« on: January 26, 2018, 09:20:46 PM »
They?re not cuss words, they?re sentence enhancers ;)


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Elsewhere, true!

Here: The reason you can no longer access the site ;-)))

Hashtag: Banned

Well I certainly hope not! Enjoy all you knuckleheads too much! :D


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Hide Site / Re: Hide site, retirement site.
« on: January 25, 2018, 11:26:14 PM »
They?re not cuss words, they?re sentence enhancers ;)


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Hide Site / Re: Hide Site/Bug-out location Construction, Part 5
« on: January 23, 2018, 10:33:18 PM »
75 vs 95 = more power to rip up implements faster?


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D.O.T. / WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: January 20, 2018, 02:00:16 AM »
Well today was an interesting day.

So this is the time of year we do our annual employee evaluations.  Some of you know that I lead a team of 44 people and recently let go of my senior right hand guy who was leading a large part of my team.  What that means is that instead of performing evaluations on my 11 direct reports I know have 23 direct reports until I hire a replacement for that leadership position.  (good news is that my candidate for the open position accepted my offer today and will resign tomorrow)

So today I had 9 one hour meetings with team members discussing performance reviews and no break for lunch.  I find it amazing how obtuse some people can be and how completely unopen to constructive feedback people can be.  Theres not a one of them that walked into my office that makes less than 6 figures and yet they completely dismiss feedback, not just from me, but anonymously from their peers as well.

I find consistently that the higher performers and highest income earners are those that can accept feedback and learn from it, change and grow.  Others, probably need to find a new home.....

Now I get to catch my breath and do it all over again tomorrow.....and monday....and tuesday.....

Have you considered suicide?

(Don't!)

Or maybe just hurting yourself some?

Mind numbing...I don't miss that senior leadership stuff one little bit!

He already mangled a finger last weekend, does that count?


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I was going to vote "Paint the same as main" AND "let HH6 pick" -- moot point now I guess?
I'll record your vote for historical accuracy!

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I was going to vote "Paint the same as main" AND "let HH6 pick" -- moot point now I guess?

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Construction and Building / Re: Upstairs Add On started
« on: January 18, 2018, 12:14:55 AM »

Now if there was just an easy way to get the dirt out of the dang hole!


Shop vac :)


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D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: January 15, 2018, 08:13:10 PM »
2 questions jon.

Why do you only want a single axle?

And

What is it that you are concerned about with seating in the tractor cab?


My guess is less tolls or fees on a per-axle basis? Basically he's a dually pickup now.

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I?m looking forward to photos of SqD farmside completely submerged in the pond (to test the snorkel, of course).


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FIFY

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D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: January 12, 2018, 04:47:22 PM »
Towing a trailer - duh!


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D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: January 12, 2018, 01:09:48 AM »
Sounds like a bunch of us are thinking Idaho - wife and I have been, too. Now to find enough land where we could all be neighbors, or at least within a few miles ;)


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Hide Site / Re: Hide Site/Bug-out location Construction, Part 5
« on: January 07, 2018, 11:51:52 AM »
Maybe all the rock provides enough drainage...?


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Build Threads / Re: The Bus
« on: January 07, 2018, 11:48:56 AM »
Tex, problem with our panels (03+) is that the lights are soldered in. They don?t remove with a twist like the 01-02. Should still be able to trace it like you say, but replacing bulbs is a pain.


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Build Threads / Re: The Bus
« on: January 07, 2018, 12:41:40 AM »
The cluster on the lb7 is different than the lly and lbz, but noted!


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Construction and Building / Upstairs Add On started
« on: January 05, 2018, 02:04:09 AM »
What?s being done with the closet? Beam, footings, shear wall, sewer...?


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Yep, all that.

Shoes, not really. But what she has do have to be name brands!

I know all that, because you said it above. :knucklehead But WHY are you doing this?


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Construction and Building / The Oracle...Jared's Corner
« on: January 05, 2018, 01:15:45 AM »
I had a door hung the way Jared described (flushed to the outside with jamb extensions on the inside). It was annoying having the striker running across those extensions every time you closed it. I ended up pulling it out and reinstalled it with the jamb extensions on the outside and got a sill extender. I think it was sold as a kit at Home Depot... maybe special order for the JeldWen door, can?t remember.

Here?s said door before I fixed it (deck had been torn down outside, hence the caution tape).




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Hide Site / Re: Hide Site/Bug-out location Construction, Part 5
« on: January 04, 2018, 02:37:27 AM »
Uh oh... another ?square? thread...


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Build Threads / Re: Kyle's LBZ Build
« on: January 04, 2018, 12:03:10 AM »
TacTopper - west coast edition.


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Build Threads / Re: Kyle's LBZ Build
« on: January 03, 2018, 09:13:11 PM »
Looks good!


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Construction and Building / Re: Upstairs Add On started
« on: January 03, 2018, 02:01:11 AM »
What?s being done with the closet? Beam, footings, shear wall, sewer...?


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Build Threads / Re: LML Silverado Duramax C-Max build thread part 4
« on: January 03, 2018, 01:54:52 AM »
Don, that $200 piece of junk will do that.
It's a terrible design, I have one new in box of truck.
I think that is part of the $200 house that is a bear to change!


Haha, I was going to chime in about the price of that hose, too! :)


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D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: December 28, 2017, 03:13:05 AM »
packed for Orlando tomorrow with the oldest daughter who will be performing in the halftime show.

Flying so I won't be carrying a firearm.

checking  a bag with a blade and a VHF/UHF radio and flashlight and small med kit.

Any suggestions?  Will be at Disney and Orlando on a packed schedule and at the stadium on Monday.

Any of you boys have first hand security intel, feel free to PM
Security layout at MCO sucks! You'll find out when you leave (though you've probably been there before).

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Hide Site / Re: Hide site, retirement site.
« on: December 22, 2017, 02:10:00 AM »


Kyle what do you use it for?


I think it's used for cutting wood. Often referred to as 'chiseling'.

:wink

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How bout some of that As-Seen-On-TV FlexSeal stuff? The one that they use to seal up the bottom of the jon boat.

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D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: December 20, 2017, 03:10:55 PM »
Some kind of battery backup perhaps?

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D.O.T. / Re: Whiskey connoisseurs (no apostrophe per the DOT grammar squad)
« on: December 18, 2017, 06:37:53 PM »
I dunno... im thinking Ken might be wanting a friend, you guys are all so rough on him LOL

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D.O.T. / Re: Whiskey connoisseurs
« on: December 18, 2017, 06:06:11 PM »
I think all that hippie-land green smoke has gone to your head Shawn... there shouldn't be an apostrophe in connoisseurs  :wink:   :knucklehead:


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Build Threads / Re: SquareD Part 8, This thing ever going to get finished?
« on: December 15, 2017, 04:37:23 PM »
So tlane is from Lafayette, In? Is that right? My memory fails me a lot but I think that?s right.

So from Big D?s place that?s about 3 hours give or take a half hour?

In the real man get it done no bs sense. Go grab C max & the GJ, I figure c max is hung up in a mulch bed again. So get that fancy tug n go strap Tate sold ya & have HH6 give c max a little nudge. Hook up that trailer, go grab the sputtering SQ D and throw it on that trailer then head northwest towards Tlane. I agree, we don?t need you wrenching on sq d again. Neither of us is young enough for that wait again...... :popcorn:

Isn't there an issue fitting SQ D on Don's trailer?

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Well... I could have gone that route, but I was thinking along the lines of using the proper engine for that year body to remain emission compliant in certain states. Newer engine than body - no problem. Older engine -- typically a no-no. If your state doesn't care, then sure, go for it! :)

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I wouldn't worry about the mileage that much. Do as Dave said - sell the plow, then with the $, find a LML Duramax and DuraBurb it!  :grin:

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Build Threads / Re: SquareD Part 8, This thing ever going to get finished?
« on: December 14, 2017, 02:55:34 AM »
and the third is SquareD time?

Shouldn't that just be DT?

Truck didn't do anything. But I get it. Time, for people stopped when the build stopped...copy that. So we reference SD time from when? When the build started? Or from when it slowed to a near stop?

OK, on my way out to pick up the 2 X 10's for today's project (Buildin' archs) I stopped by the diesel shop.

Nothing to report as they were busy cooking on some other truck. Read: Hadn't gotten to it yet today. That was around noon.

Standby for a possible standby, I'll check back in in the morrow!


D.T.... Down time? ;)

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Construction and Building / Re: Upstairs Add On started
« on: December 09, 2017, 11:35:27 PM »
You can rent the pex tool. I did some pex work earlier this year with the uponor wirsbo system and just rented the tool for $25 for a weekend. Not a single leak.

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D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: December 05, 2017, 01:58:48 AM »
I agree Shawn. My office is littered with MBAs


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I?m married to one, she passed on the lobotomy. Many of her colleagues did not.......
I'm glad I reread the message you quoted - talking about MBAs and then wild boars...

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Hide Site / Re: Hide Site/Bug-out location Construction, Part 5
« on: December 02, 2017, 11:58:12 AM »
Maybe a chainsaw holster on the tractor with an ignition interrupt switch. If the saw is not in it the tractor won?t run


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That's too practical!

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Construction and Building / Re: Upstairs Add On started
« on: December 02, 2017, 01:51:52 AM »
Why'd you put the boxes so low?

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