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Shops Garages and Barns / Re: New GLO Shop
« on: Today at 11:49:04 AM »
Praying that trailer doesn?t break


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Well, I did ALOT of thinking about how to block this to haul it. For the record it hit 70 on that trailer.

The rear of the trailer was my biggest concern, I was actually more concerned with bending the back 2x3 tube cross member under the rear. So I ran a 4x4 across from side to side at the rear to help that 2x3 with some extra support. The front is fine with the tube side rail & a frame for the hitch (lots of support there). So by running that 4x4 across to the outside which is strengthened with the tube side rails (think box truss design) I spread the load. I figured worse case that back 2x3 cross member would bend and I?d have to cut it out and patch in new. 

I?ve had 3200 lb of steel on 2 wooden skids on that trailer with no issue btw.

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Faith Discussion / Re: Prayer Request thread
« on: Today at 11:18:56 AM »
Sorry JR, prayers with you and yours

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Shops Garages and Barns / Re: New GLO Shop
« on: Today at 10:26:34 AM »
Ok, 2 post lift in my shop as of 6am this morning. I?m a little irritated at Summit Racing at the moment. With everything going on in past 2 weeks this being delivered turned into a huge monkey on my back. From the get go Summit knew I wanted this delivered to my shop not my billing address (which in this case was my house).

This BendPak lift shipped from manufacturer with no notice of when it was to be delivered (I blame summit for poor communication). Summit set it up per YRC to be delivered to my home. Of course it arrived when I was out of state dealing with mom?s and pops. Get back this week and spent several days talking to yrc freight (great to deal with btw), BendPak (also great to deal with so far) & summit racing (a** clowns). Long story short summit tried to charge me an extra $272.00 to deliver unit to my shop less than 5 miles from home and 4 miles closer to interstate. YRC freight laughed when I asked if that was an additional charge from them, it was not and they don?t operate that way.

I will not be dealing with summit going forward. Both BendPak and YRC were more than willing to help however they could. Summit, wanted to extort money from me after I spent several K with them.

So I got up at 4 today to beat traffic and traveled 45 mins to east side of Denver. Hauled this lift on my 8 foot 3500lb trailer all 13 foot of it. Used engine hoist to get it unhooked from 4Runner as trailer jack is inoperable with lift up against it.


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D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: November 15, 2018, 07:03:09 PM »
Very nice

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Boats & Waterborne Craft / Re: salt water boat
« on: November 15, 2018, 01:41:31 PM »
Bob, can you use a router with a small bit and groove the bottom side of deck lid for an oring? Btw, you can get oring cord bought by the foot & 45 degree the ends using superglue to make your own special length if needed.

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Hide Site / Re: Hide Site/Bug Out Location Construction, Part 6
« on: November 15, 2018, 10:30:58 AM »
Yeah, mine doesn?t have settings either. It?s just all go.....

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Gun Control / Re: & here we go again.... Dís propose 80% ban
« on: November 14, 2018, 09:27:29 PM »
Black Friday & cyber Monday coming soon

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Hide Site / Re: Hide Site/Bug Out Location Construction, Part 6
« on: November 14, 2018, 06:58:13 PM »
I second the dewalt 1/4? impacts, mine is abused weekly

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Alternative Energy / Re: Wood Fired Boiler Install
« on: November 14, 2018, 06:11:17 PM »
You forgot the pics of the slave labor  uh Er I mean pre ranger trench digging lessons...

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Hide Site / Re: Hide Site/Bug Out Location Construction, Part 6
« on: November 14, 2018, 09:16:54 AM »
How did you break the PC, its not orange?


JR, that?s like asking a barn cat how it ate a white mouse..... :facepalm:

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D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: November 14, 2018, 04:53:30 AM »
Well it was a Goldilocks ordeal. Her current SUV is 200 inches long and 78 inches wide. Everything was either 210 or 195 and for her it was too big or too small.

She narrowed it to the Lexus LX, Lexus GX, the Yukon Denali, Infinity QX80.

Bailed on the Denali because it was too wide and did t have the 360 camera. So she test drive the Escalade because it did but she didn?t like the gangsta image.

Then she eliminated the LX because it steered and drove like a truck.

She loves the quilted leather in the QX 80 but after the dealer let her drive one all day she couldn?t deal with parking it or getting it in the garage.

She decides on the GX but now that means she wants the top trim level which only about 2-3 on each dealers lot. Then she has to have the pearl white with the sepia interior which means about 1 on each dealer lot. And now she wants all that with the captains chairs.

None of those exist within Texas.

This is going to be fun....


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Sorry,  :tongue: good luck on all that.....

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D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: November 13, 2018, 10:03:13 PM »
Good luck Charles, my wife after her last horrible pick has finally decided going forward I get to pick for her. It has been a longggggg journey I must say.

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D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: November 12, 2018, 06:43:25 PM »
Well, I figured out what ails me. No, not Ken & his GF H but they?re a close second.

So I was diagnosed in my early 30?s with high uric acid levels aka gout. I have been on a low dose once a day for years (7 or 8 ? Maybe?) without issue. Add in I had been exercising 3-4 days a week, pounding water etc and I have been golden. I watch what I eat pretty close too, normally.

So last 6 weeks have been a three ring circus, can?t get into gym but couple days a week and I?ve been eating like crap and drinking too much coffee. Guessing I?m 10-15# heavier now than I had been although all my clothes still fit the same I just feel like crap w/o doing my workout routine regularly. So still not sure about sore throat but the chilling, fever & whole body aches were the uric  acid I?m positive now. As of 4 pm the aching has all went to my right knee with a slight swelling now. I still have plenty of movement so it?s not a huge flare up at all. I started taking my fix at noon today (special prescription I keep on hand). So I?m on the mend & going back to semi strict diet and will make gym priority once I gain full movement of knee (next day or two). Also pounding fluids and no bourbon for awhile either.....

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Hide Site / Re: Hide Site/Bug Out Location Construction, Part 6
« on: November 12, 2018, 02:58:11 PM »
Hey Don, since you didn?t notch those posts for the headers and you?re planning on great great great grandchildren working this farm go to HD & invest in some timberlock screws. Just cheap insurance for years down the road

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D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: November 11, 2018, 11:23:29 PM »
So you had HH6 position those tiles for ya?

Darn autocorrect

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Alternative Energy / Re: Wood Fired Boiler Install
« on: November 11, 2018, 08:19:09 PM »
Yeah, felt better yesterday so one step forward then two back today. I have to get steel shipments and my 2 post lift picked up at freight terminals tomorrow. High of 30, no rest for the wicked as they say. Thanks

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Alternative Energy / Re: Wood Fired Boiler Install
« on: November 11, 2018, 07:36:23 PM »
This thing running yet? Cold set in there? Apparently when I was passing thru Jon, Mike, Nate & Norm shared and this crap followed me home....

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D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: November 11, 2018, 05:20:25 PM »
Been snowing all day 5? or so now, still not really sticking to pavement or sidewalks so I?m ok with it. Still relaxing and recouping in the House.

Mom went home today with clean bill of health.

Dad fell second time in week late yesterday and bumped his head. Doing ok but learning curve to slick floors, word of day is traction socks

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Construction and Building / Re: Daveís house
« on: November 10, 2018, 09:13:43 PM »
 :likebutton: congrats

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D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: November 10, 2018, 02:47:08 PM »
Finished driving back yesterday, funny thing happened about 30 mins from Norms area on I80. At first I thought maybe they were my over watch (you know so I could pass safely thru Norms area without issue). However, then I realized they were heading towards him so thinking maybe there was a planned raid on his bunker. You know the one he talks about all the time aka ?the shed?!  :popcorn:

Haven?t heard from him in a few days so they either did raid his place or he just lost his phone again...






Got back to my shop at around 7 last night. Had sore throat most of yesterday then stepped out into 30 degree weather and immediately started chilling. Came down with fever apparently so dropped car outside shop then dolley at uhaul place. Came home to NyQuil / ibuprofen & long hot shower. Went to bed and within few hours woke up drenched and had broken fever.

Mom had colonoscopy this morning and is doing well. May get to go home tomorrow. Stopped by shop this morning at 7am and unloaded 4Runner and moved car inside. Took back wife?s rental car, had lunch with her and now just relaxing.

Baylee?s xj isn?t too bad, hatch is dented in and won?t open. Stock bumper pushed down and I think hitch is a bit too. Hitch stopped further damage is my opinion thus far. Other guys insurance will cut her check and she?ll add some more fun parts to xj. Guy who caused accident has USAA & guy who was meat in that sandwich has progressive go figure....


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D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: November 09, 2018, 02:36:36 AM »
Got Dad situated in nursing home. Donated his household stuff to several needy families ( it was great btw ). Dealt with all the financing and finalizing his lease and forwarding mail etc. none of that was fun or quick.

Was loading his car on dolley to take back to hippyland when moms dr called. They couldn?t reach her and needed her to go to ER immediately (she had ct done yesterday) they found a chicken bone lodged in her colon (can?t make this stuff up). So she was admitted, I stuck around until 7pm and met her colon dr who was 95% sure she would go home in morning and do follow up later in his office. I then drove for 6 hours to nowhere Iowa for the night. Bedtime, cya

Oh, and Baylee?s xj got rear ended. Her and my middle daughter Shelby and one of their friends were in the Jeep. Back hatch is fubar, stock bumper and hitch are bent down. Doesn?t sound good for xj, girls are ok though. What a week.....

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D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: November 09, 2018, 02:31:07 AM »
Yes, good job Baylee. Next question did my tools get put back in their proper place?  :popcorn:

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Build Threads / Re: Spartan part 2, Suburban build.
« on: November 09, 2018, 02:29:30 AM »
I?m just gunna point out you all are really showing your age with the knowledge base of these old dinosaurs. Not sure why Charles isn?t up to speed on them though as Nate confirmed last week he is older than cast iron. Which I think the cast Iron Age started in the early to mid 1800?s right Ken?  :tongue:

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Alternative Energy / Re: Wood Fired Boiler Install
« on: November 05, 2018, 11:21:20 PM »
Standard chimney pipe is fine, you want to upgrade it add some decent high temp paint. Stuff it?s coated with factory is crap.

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Alternative Energy / Re: Wood Fired Boiler Install
« on: November 05, 2018, 06:36:19 PM »
 :popcorn:

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Alternative Energy / Re: Wood Fired Boiler Install
« on: November 05, 2018, 10:26:04 AM »
Looks like a heavy duty set up, especially the pumps... awesome.
... except I thought the black insulation looked like some kind of GLO welds, at first glance of the first pic of the boiler. (around the bungs) ha!

It?s ok, I imagine it?s just your eyesight failing you. Mine probably would too if I had to look at H everyday

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Alternative Energy / Re: Wood Fired Boiler Install
« on: November 05, 2018, 10:25:08 AM »
I've been avoiding it, but sooner than later, I need to do some digging...

Calling young pre rangers....

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D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: November 05, 2018, 07:12:05 AM »
Looking at another burb. Its a 85 3/4 diesel less than an hour away. Sounds crazy but it solves many issues.

https://goldcountry.craigslist.org/cto/6721845817.html?lang=en&cc=us

I?m confused, why again?

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Alternative Energy / Re: Wood Fired Boiler Install
« on: November 04, 2018, 06:48:52 PM »
Or oak ridge......

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D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: November 04, 2018, 06:42:07 PM »
Smoking 4 whole chickens, so my map gas torch is out or non functional. Minimal tools at my disposal now as most are at new shop. Broke out the electric heat gun and had the smoke tube going in record time. It?s my new go to for lighting that tube....

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D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: November 04, 2018, 04:41:53 PM »
Murphy comes, Murphy goes,,,,,,,,,,,,,,

Murphy has his own cot......

Well don?t be making him comfortable

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D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: November 04, 2018, 11:11:59 AM »
Well, as Charles stated it is a sissy Chevy......

Technically it?s a gmc...


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Technically it makes no difference... :tongue:

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D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: November 04, 2018, 09:27:26 AM »
Well, as Charles stated it is a sissy Chevy......

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Parenting / Re: A Father's Lamentation
« on: November 03, 2018, 10:33:07 PM »
I can?t imagine....

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D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: November 02, 2018, 09:12:23 AM »
Parking brake is still holding.


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So sad.....

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Build Threads / Re: Redneck Dually Build Thread
« on: November 01, 2018, 10:46:52 PM »
Darn I was voting he wasn?t Texas enough!

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Farming, Gardening, and Raising Your Own Food / Re: New toy...Tree Scissors
« on: November 01, 2018, 05:59:30 PM »
Is that what you told HH6 after the dirt bike incident? :tongue:


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Farming, Gardening, and Raising Your Own Food / Re: New toy...Tree Scissors
« on: November 01, 2018, 08:52:16 AM »
Charles, please stop! Professional logging equipment? Say it aint so...  :popcorn:

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Farming, Gardening, and Raising Your Own Food / Re: New toy...Tree Scissors
« on: November 01, 2018, 07:07:44 AM »
Don, I had an 24? ash barber chair on me in my late 20?s. Friend of mine was a professional, after that incident I had him come inspect the cut / scene. I did it right and almost still got killed (crushed), to this day felling trees is not something I enjoy & know that even the best laid plans can go amiss. I?ve also been around enough equipment to know to be very cautious of that device. I don?t care for it, I?ve stated my peace. Good luck on your endevour.

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Parenting / Re: A Father's Lamentation
« on: October 31, 2018, 08:54:31 PM »
Thank you

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He has an excavator, ultimate grinder....

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D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: October 31, 2018, 06:16:56 PM »
Dad is in hospital, being treated and moved permanently to nursing him Friday. Planning trip back to IN soon.....

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I was thinking a 3? larger diameter tire so maybe 1.5? taller, no lift and if you need fender clearance there is always a sawzall!  :facepalm:

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Cooking equipment / Re: cast iron cook ware
« on: October 31, 2018, 09:14:47 AM »
Hey Ken, I think Nate confirmed our suspicions in regards to Charles age.....  :grin:

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Taller tires will fix that gear issue.....

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Cooking equipment / Re: cast iron cook ware
« on: October 30, 2018, 08:42:38 AM »
So if you were a kid when you cooked on that bottom pan then it?s well over a hundred right? Just trying to help Nate decipher relevant time frame here..... :tongue:

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Shops Garages and Barns / Re: New GLO Shop
« on: October 28, 2018, 11:59:15 PM »
You received the parts? Great, glad we could help get you squared away.

Real world feedback is always appreciated too!

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I?ve dropped a few trees, mainly hardwoods. They sometimes have a mind of their own. I?ve even known professionals with steel pins in their legs because one kicked wrong on a drop. Best of luck to you but I wouldn?t be dropping them with that. Cutting them into firewood chunks once on ground is a different story. But then it begs the question of why wouldn?t you just buy a processor attachment for your skid steer and cut / split wood to be able to sell the excess.

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Cooking equipment / Re: cast iron cook ware
« on: October 28, 2018, 09:33:39 PM »
I find pushups to be an effective behavior modification technique.  My daughters have to do pushups for many infractions.  20 pushups per lightswitch I have to switch off behind them....

I like this idea....

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