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Build Threads / Re: LML Duramax build Part 5
« on: Today at 07:18:49 AM »
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Build Threads / Re: LML Duramax build Part 5
« on: April 22, 2018, 09:13:10 PM »
Sorry sir, for I feel that, once again, I have let our illustrious leader down.

But hey I?ll try to be more proactive. When you get ready to fire it up for the first time, make sure you remove the shop towel from the turbo inlet first.....


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And a VOM


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Build Threads / Re: LML Duramax build Part 5
« on: April 22, 2018, 03:55:53 PM »
Don. Refresh my memory on why you decided to replace the pump?

Also Ken may chime in here but I?ve heard that the O ring for the tube on the pump has created problems for some as it can roll out of position as you are reinserting it. I would have told you to make sure and lube the inner surface of the O ring and the mating surface of the pipe but since they are already back together.....I may get reprimanded for failing to tell you sooner. 

Also sir, I see your safety snap ring is not correctly installed on your fumoto valve. I would think a helo pilot would like to have safety retention devices installed.  With all the stuff you run over you don?t need the valve to inadvertently get opened.

Other than that it?s looking like you are making good progress. 

CM sir.


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CIEMR / Re: Standing the line vs holding it
« on: April 22, 2018, 03:47:12 PM »
Blaine it?s funny you should say that. I tell my daughters to tell potential suitors that I have a backhoe, a bag of lime, and live next to 18000 acres of national forest.


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CIEMR / Re: Standing the line vs holding it
« on: April 22, 2018, 08:48:03 AM »
Not sure I?m qualified to answer this question but I can only say that as I get older I look for more ways to avoid conflict( as opposed to instigating it- and I still fail sometimes, especially in traffic). I avoid it but want to be aware and ready if it ever comes my way. 

Oh and for you Blaine.




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D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: April 22, 2018, 07:30:38 AM »
Today I power washed the casita to get it final ready for paint. Picked up another 5gal pail of the Emerald Sherwin Williams paint and caulked all the remaining areas.  This time I bought some heavy brown rolled paper and i plan to tape off the windows to avoid having to clean overspray with thinner.

Mowed a bit and realized I'm losing the battle with the fire ants.  gonna have to up my game there.  Then the rain set in so I wove a paracord bracelet for a g shock watch I had laying around.

Then came home to play cards with the kids and wife.  Did I mention that teenage girls are silly?

All in all a good day.  Family coming over for bible study tomorrow.

Ambro fire ant granules, comes in a white bottle with a black label, poor some on their nest hole and they all die! We?ve used it at two houses with great success.

I've been using amdro for a while now.  Seem to be chasing them around the pasture area.  Not sure if you have imported red fire ants where you are but these things are like the mongrel hord.  unstoppable, innumerable, vicious, well armed.

There are several classes of treatments.  Bait, like amdro that effects the metabolism, insect growth regulator (makes the queen sterile), and flat out contact incecticide.  I think I'm going to look for a combo product that has IGR and bait.

I think I've going to try Extinguish Plus and at that I'll broadcast over the entire area. And just to be mean, I may pour liquid bifinthrin on the individual mounds to get a head start.

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D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: April 21, 2018, 11:36:54 PM »
Today I power washed the casita to get it final ready for paint. Picked up another 5gal pail of the Emerald Sherwin Williams paint and caulked all the remaining areas.  This time I bought some heavy brown rolled paper and i plan to tape off the windows to avoid having to clean overspray with thinner.

Mowed a bit and realized I'm losing the battle with the fire ants.  gonna have to up my game there.  Then the rain set in so I wove a paracord bracelet for a g shock watch I had laying around.

Then came home to play cards with the kids and wife.  Did I mention that teenage girls are silly?

All in all a good day.  Family coming over for bible study tomorrow.

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CIEMR / Re: Barbara Bush guarded by SS even after her passing
« on: April 21, 2018, 11:30:32 PM »
My office is less than a mile from St Martins.  Man what a zoo it was around there.

Great Americans, her and GW

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Build Threads / Re: LML Duramax build Part 5
« on: April 21, 2018, 08:33:18 PM »



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D.O.T. / Re: The sound of freedom!
« on: April 21, 2018, 08:21:22 PM »
Those liberals should just say thank you and go back to manscaping or whatever they were doing.


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Most Favored Companies / Re: Costco for Eyeglasses
« on: April 21, 2018, 04:05:04 PM »
https://www.warbyparker.com/

try these guys out.  I hear good things about them

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D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: April 21, 2018, 08:29:47 AM »
Trying to set a better example for the girls and not fiddle with the phone while driving. 

Picked this headset up today.



Will update performance when I get a chance to use it.


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So tested the sound quality and the noise cancellation is amazing.  Rolling down the highway in the Bus with 5 inch exhaust in that drone zone of 1500rpm on rough asphalt and it was like I was in a quiet office setting. 

The ear piece provides great audio quality but takes some getting used to.

I?ll have to research some of the voice commands and the operation of the smart button but so far it?s well worth the $100


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D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: April 20, 2018, 06:18:43 PM »
Trying to set a better example for the girls and not fiddle with the phone while driving. 

Picked this headset up today.



Will update performance when I get a chance to use it.


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CIEMR / Re: Great Lake Off Road aka GLO
« on: April 20, 2018, 05:03:35 PM »
Sounds like a great marketing campaign. M855 at 100 yards.

Reminds me of the time I POd the Baytown PD by shooting up their steel plates with some penetrator ammo by mistake. 


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Hide Site / Re: Hide site, retirement site.
« on: April 20, 2018, 01:05:02 PM »
I swore I wouldn?t be a slave to the grass but I fight the urge to manicure it.   I want it to get established but I?ll probably wait until I get a well drilled before I think about sprinklers for the grass. I have a 6 zone controller and 2 zones running already for the garden and the landscape beds. It would be easy to add on. Just some pvc and sprinkler heads and I have a lot already laying around. 


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Build Threads / Re: LML Duramax build Part 5
« on: April 20, 2018, 12:29:48 PM »
Two words. Anti-seize.


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Hide Site / Re: Hide site, retirement site.
« on: April 20, 2018, 06:33:16 AM »
Makes sense Ryan. I?ll do it when I build the fence around it.


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D.O.T. / Re: Skunk w/ the Diabeeeeeetus under the house
« on: April 19, 2018, 10:49:03 PM »
I approve of the G19 but the light may be due for an upgrade.  Jus sayin


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D.O.T. / Re: Skunk w/ the Diabeeeeeetus under the house
« on: April 19, 2018, 10:23:22 PM »
Gonna wear the go pro???


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Humor, Good Stuff, and Red Neck Practices! / Re: Happy Birthday
« on: April 19, 2018, 10:22:35 PM »
I met him years ago at a reunion of first cav veterans.  Bad ass doesn?t begin to describe him. And the guy that introd me to him had some combat medals of his own ina Huey.


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Humor, Good Stuff, and Red Neck Practices! / Re: Happy Birthday
« on: April 19, 2018, 07:32:33 PM »
Boss is away, the DOTs will play !!! Whooo!!!


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CIEMR / Re: American Hero
« on: April 19, 2018, 05:38:09 PM »
As always love the comments section.


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Hide Site / Re: Hide site, retirement site.
« on: April 19, 2018, 05:20:26 PM »
Thanks guys.  That area stays in the shade.  I plan to build a little privacy fence around it but that?s about it.


I also have the home internet interface that will allow me to monitor and operate it remotely from anywhere in the world. 

Not sure I want or need that but I may send it back.


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Humor, Good Stuff, and Red Neck Practices! / Re: Happy Birthday
« on: April 19, 2018, 05:14:51 PM »
https://youtu.be/WArAyjr8dRA


Heyaa!


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Build Threads / Re: LML Duramax build Part 5
« on: April 19, 2018, 06:44:01 AM »
Lest I get fired....again.  I think I?ll refrain from a repeat comment made earlier.


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Hide Site / Re: Hide site, retirement site.
« on: April 18, 2018, 05:02:10 PM »
Thanks.  Tried out a trim color today.

Then reinstalled downspouts and lights and cleaned up equipment. 

Then cleaned overspray from windows and automated the pool.

The guy never explained about pool automation and I?m glad he didn?t. I did for $750 what he was going to charge $2500 for. Now I have a floating waterproof remote that I can control the settings.







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Build Threads / Re: LML Duramax build Part 5
« on: April 17, 2018, 11:35:22 PM »
Ken, you finally got promoted and took my spot on the condition that you keep your mouth shut and now look what you have gone and done.....

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CIEMR / Re: Great Lake Off Road aka GLO
« on: April 17, 2018, 11:11:38 PM »
Prayers that the Lord lead you to the right place and help you make wise decisions.

And good for you to make family a priority.  Time slips away quickly.



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Construction and Building / Re: Upstairs Add On started
« on: April 17, 2018, 11:00:47 PM »
looking good JR.  Whats the plan for base trim?

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D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: April 17, 2018, 10:56:51 PM »
Yeah JR.  Anytime I loan something out I want to give it a good once over before using it again.  Dad did OK, but I think he tried to use thinner to clean out water based paint.

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Hide Site / Re: Hide site, retirement site.
« on: April 17, 2018, 10:53:08 PM »


New color below. Old color up top. Didn?t like the orangeish red tone.  This is much more brown.


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Hide Site / Re: Hide site, retirement site.
« on: April 17, 2018, 10:46:54 PM »
So today, I took some PTO after I had a breakfast meeting with a business associate.

Hauled $600 worth of paint and my airless sprayer up to the hide.  caulked some joints and nailed a few loose pieces of hardi and then got after it.  Started about 2:30 and finished about 7.  All the eaves, main parts of the house are painted now.  I just need to get paint selected for the trim and do that part by hand.   I love my titan 400i that I bought from sherwin williams in 2003.  I've painted 2 houses and some cabinetry with it and it has more than paid for itself and I still have a great tool.

Tomorrow I'll reinstall some of the downspouts, lights and stuff that I removed to make painting easier.  Then I may pressure wash the casita and get it ready to paint.

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D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: April 17, 2018, 10:40:40 PM »
My unit is now 15 years old and has not had any needed repairs. Its a Titan 440i that I bought from Sherwin Williams in 2003 when I re sided and painted my lake house.  Since then I painted some built in cabinets and some other cabinets and my dad painted his house with it.  Today, I disassembled and cleaned it and started shooting the main house about 2:30pm.  I was done about 7pm.  9 gallons of emerald sherwin williams paint and enough overspray that I looked like I had a spray tan on my face.

I'll pressure wash the casita and finish caulking it and then I'll get it shot soon.  then its just going to be the trim to finish.


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Build Threads / Re: LML Duramax build Part 5
« on: April 17, 2018, 10:35:28 PM »
Am I still fired?

I love my dmax but man, the simplicity of a 12v

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Parenting / Re: Sophies soapbox derby
« on: April 17, 2018, 02:04:21 PM »
Supercool


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Build Threads / Re: LML Duramax build Part 5
« on: April 17, 2018, 01:09:56 PM »
have non of you learned yet how to effectively harass this grumpy old warrant.............I can see now that atkinsmatt, bobby and myself are gonna have to give you all another lesson........ :knucklehead:
I though my little bit of creative writing was pretty effective. Even if it was like leading with my face. 

I hear that?s a good quality to have if you want to be a Marine


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Leading with your face?


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Old salt about fighting.  Some people are dumb enough to lead with their face, or so committed they jump into it face first with little regard for personal injury. 


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Build Threads / Re: LML Duramax build Part 5
« on: April 17, 2018, 12:28:59 PM »
have non of you learned yet how to effectively harass this grumpy old warrant.............I can see now that atkinsmatt, bobby and myself are gonna have to give you all another lesson........ :knucklehead:
I though my little bit of creative writing was pretty effective. Even if it was like leading with my face. 

I hear that?s a good quality to have if you want to be a Marine


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D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: April 17, 2018, 12:21:38 PM »
Dona good airless will spray anything you need.

Proabably rent one. A nice one will set you back about $750 to buy

2000 psi, no air. Little overspray.


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D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: April 17, 2018, 08:18:40 AM »
Today I?ll be painting the main house at the hide errr....spa and resort. 

Got my airless sprayer back from my dad and pray that it works. Going to shoot sherwin WIlliams emerald coating this time.  They claim it is superior to duration, mainly in fade resistance.

Opened an account and got a pretty decent discount off homeowner pricing. 10 gallons of paint for the house and 4 gallons of the oil based DTM coating for the shipping container came to a bit over $600

Got a breakfast meeting a couple of calls but took some PTO to get
It done since my daughters final dance recital is this weekend.




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Build Threads / Re: LML Duramax build Part 5
« on: April 17, 2018, 06:22:47 AM »
Part of me fears that once apart this thing will never see the light of day. It will get rolled over to SqD?s former resting place and gather dust for years. It will be the impetus for a gasser truck replacement and Don will justify it by saying the pre rangers will finish it and it will be their first vehicle.

Except the pre rangers are chips off the old block and are better at blowing stuff up and tearing stuff apart and alas will sit the duramax until Christ?s return


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Everything Trailer, Camper, or RV related / Re: Toter-home build.
« on: April 16, 2018, 09:07:06 PM »
That?ll carry some juice!


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Build Threads / Re: LML Duramax build Part 5
« on: April 16, 2018, 08:29:27 PM »
Said camera was likely his wife?s and he was required to upgrade to atone


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Build Threads / Re: LML Duramax build Part 5
« on: April 16, 2018, 05:39:42 PM »
Sorry, sir!  I did 20 push-ups for my mistake


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Build Threads / Re: LML Duramax build Part 5
« on: April 16, 2018, 02:20:48 PM »
In general, be careful when buying AC Delco. They have 3 different quality lines, replacement, "professional" and OEM. IIRC.  Stay with OEM and you're OK.  The others are low cost lines to compete with aftermarket. 

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D.O.T. / Re: Skunk w/ the Diabeeeeeetus under the house
« on: April 16, 2018, 02:10:47 PM »
I'll cover you, go in after him.....


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D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: April 16, 2018, 07:14:17 AM »
Love those hills in that drone shot JR.

So yesterday I mowed and then we had bible study and the. I power washed the last piece of the main house. The gable above the side which is above a section of 4/12 metal roof. Re learned how slipperly metal roofs are when wet.  It?s
About a 10 ft long roof area and I was standing near the top one second and the next second I was flat on my belly sliding off the roof. With nothing to grab to stop my fall the only thing I could think of was to point my toes to catch the gutter to keep me from going off the side. Fortunately it worked. So then I came up with plan B.


Yeah. Seems legit.

It worked


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Build Threads / Re: LML Duramax build Part 5
« on: April 16, 2018, 12:48:23 AM »
The better upgrade for the pump is the pinned version, so welding to heat seals etc.  I believe Danville made the one for my LB7 which is an OEM AC delco but they drill and pin the impeller to the shaft.

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Faith Discussion / Re: R.I.P Gunny
« on: April 15, 2018, 09:01:21 PM »
Oh Wow what a loss. They don?t make them like that any more.


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