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WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: March 11, 2016, 09:43:53 AM »
Figured I'd start a useless thread for those of us that want to post up some projects that don't really want to start a specific thread.
I've been cleaning the shop yard for the last 2 months, adding storage (shipping containers) and what not. Found a Jacuzzi buried in the back, restored it and put it in the garage at home....yeah, exciting huh?
Got tired of cleaning and decided to run a sewer dump station for the rv at home....65' of digging, cutting 30' of driveway (concrete) and so on.
Murphy was along for the ride...pics to follow.
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Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« Reply #1 on: March 11, 2016, 09:44:05 AM »
This project took about a week, every evening and 2 weekends.  :-[
My wife does the whole marathon thing, running farther than I typically like to drive, and needed a place to hang her medals in the bedroom. I told her i would make something but it had to be western, since the bedroom is the only place I have control (seemingly) over decorations.

...cut out a mountain back ground, and gouged out the ridges, and her initial that will look like white wash after hanging on the wall :


then I made a shelf with a corral made from square stock and round rod (to scale) with rods underneath for hanging medals, and a place to hang her placards:


...then the windmill, with copper blades:


Hmm..can't find a finished pic



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Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« Reply #2 on: March 11, 2016, 09:46:31 AM »
I woke up, ate a couple scrambled eggs and left for work. Yea I lead an exciting life.  :)
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« Reply #3 on: March 11, 2016, 10:06:20 AM »
Mowed the "grass" Sunday. Neighbor asked if he could pay me $20 to hit his yard too, (older guy and I've got the rider, so I offered to just take care of him). Let no good deed go un-punished; they were having a garage sale, and a 90's Nissan hard body was parked across the street. somehow, with the bags on and the guard down I threw a rock through the fence, bent the shot around a fir tree and clocked his driver's window with his daughter in the passenger seat. No one was injured, and the local pic n pull had a window assembly for $50. In hindsight, I should have taken the $20, ::)
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« Reply #4 on: March 11, 2016, 10:20:07 AM »
Woke up, conducted personal hygiene, drank a cup of coffee, and headed in to work. Nothing exciting. SSDD. Only project I've worked on in a while is replacing the rear DS u-joint at the diff in the truck. Luckily my neighbor in the apartment complex has a cousin with a shop/press. He caught me pounding that sucker out using my small BFH and a socket in the parking lot, and got on the phone with his cousin. That followed with instructions for me to "put that $#!t in the truck and lets go press that thing out!" LOL. Thirty minutes of work on the press, and all was replaced and ready to go back in the truck. Gotta love southern hospitality. I guess that was karma for me replacing a battery in a woman's car at O'Reilly's, when the shop was swamped with customers. Rather than have her wait, I just offered to do it for her.
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Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« Reply #5 on: March 11, 2016, 10:35:25 AM »
Mowed the "grass" Sunday. Neighbor asked if he could pay me $20 to hit his yard too, (older guy and I've got the rider, so I offered to just take care of him). Let no good deed go un-punished; they were having a garage sale, and a 90's Nissan hard body was parked across the street. somehow, with the bags on and the guard down I threw a rock through the fence, bent the shot around a fir tree and clocked his driver's window with his daughter in the passenger seat. No one was injured, and the local pic n pull had a window assembly for $50. In hindsight, I should have taken the $20, ::)

That sucks, but was a good laugh for me!
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« Reply #6 on: March 11, 2016, 10:46:42 AM »
Thought you might get a chuckle.
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« Reply #7 on: March 11, 2016, 12:58:39 PM »
Here's a few projects I've worked on for the last few weeks...nothing exciting for sure...but I am enjoying the hot tub.
WARNING: Graphic content!!
..thank goodness for forklifts.


..had to try it out before taking it home:


conex in temp location:


..and one in permanent location: (other one replacing white van cube)


...about 10 tons of scrap so far:



Got in a nice camping trip with the neighbors before the desert heat kicks in...6 rangers and an artic cat:
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Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« Reply #8 on: March 11, 2016, 03:17:35 PM »
That 10 tons should pay for a nice little vacation.
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Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« Reply #9 on: March 11, 2016, 04:05:06 PM »
It's less than $30 a ton right now...junk cars are about $50. Cost more to haul them to the crusher so the guys I know are stockpiling, waiting for china to start making hammers again!
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« Reply #10 on: March 11, 2016, 04:13:09 PM »
Oh, so I get tired of cleaning the shop, and remembered having a nice little concrete saw that I fixed up and have never used. So, i dig that sucker out of the shed and haul it home to start cutting up my driveway for the rv sewer drain, to the septic tank(should've checked with the wife first :( ). Figured if I made a cut 6" away from the garage door, I would only have to make one cut....easy peasy as i always say......




...so the dump will be on the other side of the trash can in that pic, and the septic tank is in the bottm right, around the corner, with the cleanouts in the sidewalk:






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Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« Reply #11 on: March 11, 2016, 04:18:40 PM »
..you'll notice that the beginning of the sidewalk (in the first pic)had a crack in the corner, and was never sure of how that happened. Well, I figured it out:



when they poured the foundation, it blew out under the forms, leaving a 1"x3' stake sticking up, which they covered with a fresh sidewalk. The house settled, pulling that stake down, breaking the slab. ugh

I started drilling holes in it to see how deep it was, and I came up with 12+". On this end of the sewer drain, I need a drop of approx 16"...ugggghhh
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Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« Reply #12 on: March 11, 2016, 04:22:45 PM »
...amazon prime to the rescue:



...3 hours later:





...still not deep enough. ugh
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Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« Reply #13 on: March 11, 2016, 04:27:49 PM »
Macerator and a couple old garden hoses would have been a heck of a lot easier LOL

But then you wouldn't have got to use that concrete saw and get a new tool!
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« Reply #14 on: March 11, 2016, 04:31:16 PM »
Don't stop him now, he'll feel bad for a week!
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« Reply #15 on: March 11, 2016, 05:09:28 PM »
yep you are ugly!
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« Reply #16 on: March 11, 2016, 05:22:06 PM »
Just won a little sales contest.

Also found this today and I have to say, I need one.
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« Reply #17 on: March 11, 2016, 05:26:46 PM »
Just won a little sales contest.

Also found this today and I have to say, I need one.
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« Reply #18 on: March 11, 2016, 05:36:16 PM »
sitting on 40" rubber, and that soft top looks a lot like what somebody on here's building :o
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« Reply #19 on: March 11, 2016, 06:11:48 PM »
..But then you wouldn't have got to use that concrete saw and get a new tool!

Exactly!!

Nate, I've got the below-the-waist pic just for you!

I want that Jeep also!
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« Reply #20 on: March 11, 2016, 06:28:37 PM »
I can post the shower pic for you, but then JR might caution you all against it...........;D
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« Reply #21 on: March 11, 2016, 06:34:44 PM »
I think we have standards here on the forum & you knuckleheads posting head shots alone is really pushing the limit I believe......
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« Reply #22 on: March 11, 2016, 07:22:15 PM »
I can post the shower pic for you, but then JR might caution you all against it...........;D

He did show his best side,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
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« Reply #23 on: March 11, 2016, 07:53:10 PM »

Just won a little sales contest.

Also found this today and I have to say, I need one.

That's an awesome prize Tate!


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« Reply #24 on: March 11, 2016, 08:55:42 PM »

He did show his best side,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,

Didn't know he had a best side.?.?.? haha
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« Reply #25 on: March 11, 2016, 09:10:28 PM »
You people actually created a thread of what you did today?

OK, I'll bite...

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« Reply #26 on: March 11, 2016, 09:18:21 PM »

You people actually created a thread of what you did today?

Think it'll cut down on DOTs?

Me either lol


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« Reply #27 on: March 11, 2016, 09:20:30 PM »
I call it the great DOT distraction.

Actually just had a bunch of crap to get off my chest and didn't wanna pay my shrink any more this week. :)
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« Reply #28 on: March 11, 2016, 10:13:56 PM »

You people actually created a thread of what you did today?

Think it'll cut down on DOTs?

Me either lol


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« Reply #29 on: March 11, 2016, 10:34:42 PM »
Went to the office and played glorified overhead.  Success!

Now off for a week for spring break.  Going to take the redneck hotel out for a couple of days and then hopefully get some more done on the Bus.
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« Reply #30 on: March 12, 2016, 03:50:27 PM »
Took Bear to get groomed. Might go look at a house. Also watching The Longest Day.

I want that Jeep truck.
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« Reply #31 on: March 12, 2016, 09:29:03 PM »
Longest Day=classic
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« Reply #32 on: March 12, 2016, 10:01:48 PM »
Took Bear to get groomed. Might go look at a house. Also watching The Longest Day.

I want that Jeep truck.
Excellent!

A bridge too far, as a chaser?
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« Reply #33 on: March 12, 2016, 10:13:24 PM »
Longest Day=classic

"You guys 82nd?"

"No 101st"

"Well your 82nd now"


Excellent!

A bridge too far, as a chaser?

Unfortunately that wasn't an option. Although it is the perfect chaser movie.

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« Reply #34 on: March 12, 2016, 10:22:08 PM »
Longest Day=classic

"You guys 82nd?"

"No 101st"

"Well your 82nd now"


Excellent!

A bridge too far, as a chaser?

Unfortunately that wasn't an option. Although it is the perfect chaser movie.



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« Reply #35 on: March 12, 2016, 10:28:39 PM »
Forgot about desert fox. Might have to look that up tomorrow.
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« Reply #36 on: March 12, 2016, 10:35:12 PM »
Wired up more outlets in garage along with a couple exterior ones for future Christmas lights & outdoor projects. No pics, if OldKoot can get away with it so can I!!! 8)
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« Reply #37 on: March 13, 2016, 12:26:04 PM »
Went and bought some groceries, then knocked out some dishes, put away laundry.
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« Reply #38 on: March 13, 2016, 01:53:32 PM »
Made some pancakes, drank some coffee, and am doing some laundry. Exciting stuff! LOL


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« Reply #39 on: March 13, 2016, 06:32:36 PM »
Took the family camping in the red neck  hotel to Fairfield state park. 82 today.


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« Reply #40 on: March 13, 2016, 06:33:31 PM »


Oops forgot the pic


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« Reply #41 on: March 13, 2016, 10:31:23 PM »
Hard to beat a family day with spring weather.
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« Reply #42 on: March 14, 2016, 11:02:50 AM »
^^^^^ I see green^^^^
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« Reply #43 on: March 14, 2016, 11:03:14 AM »
Springtime...Yippee
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« Reply #44 on: March 14, 2016, 04:16:39 PM »
Might have to start a new thread called what did you do 2 days ago.
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« Reply #45 on: March 14, 2016, 07:21:02 PM »
Don't you have a bunch of illegals in AZ to dig it?

Oh and it hit 93 here today. Global warming.....


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« Reply #46 on: March 15, 2016, 12:09:37 PM »
I posted in a stupid thread (not this one)
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« Reply #47 on: March 19, 2016, 10:03:12 PM »
Took Bear to a dog park. 3 other Shepherds there and he was the biggest, so he was worn out from running around like a fool.
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« Reply #48 on: March 19, 2016, 10:06:05 PM »
I rucked 7 miles, then made breakfast, did laundry,  hung out with some friends, and drank some beers.


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« Reply #49 on: March 19, 2016, 10:19:28 PM »
Came back from manning a checkpoint on the annual dog sled race. Was about 80 miles out in the bush his year. I saw green above, but we're still seeing a few feet of white.
I just don't want to wind up missing a digit or limb.  I can sometimes get in a hurry to get results.
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