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GENERAL TOPICS => D.O.T. => Topic started by: KensAuto on March 11, 2016, 09:43:53 AM

Title: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: KensAuto 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.
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: KensAuto 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 :
(http://i.imgur.com/N6YUU9Y.jpg)

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:
(http://i.imgur.com/PEHQIWF.jpg)

...then the windmill, with copper blades:
(http://i.imgur.com/DXvK4J4.jpg)

Hmm..can't find a finished pic



Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: BobbyB 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.  :)
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: EL TATE 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, ::)
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: cj7ox 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.
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: KensAuto 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!
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: EL TATE on March 11, 2016, 10:46:42 AM
Thought you might get a chuckle.
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: KensAuto 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.
(http://i.imgur.com/aHB7hOk.jpg)

..had to try it out before taking it home:
(http://i.imgur.com/GTUp9fw.jpg)

conex in temp location:
(http://i.imgur.com/LcZ9WWS.jpg)

..and one in permanent location: (other one replacing white van cube)
(http://i.imgur.com/wbqAYh8.jpg)

...about 10 tons of scrap so far:
(http://i.imgur.com/Jm9Hf5j.jpg)


Got in a nice camping trip with the neighbors before the desert heat kicks in...6 rangers and an artic cat:
(http://i.imgur.com/JJDi13u.jpg)
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: JR on March 11, 2016, 03:17:35 PM
That 10 tons should pay for a nice little vacation.
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: KensAuto 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!
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: KensAuto 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......
(http://i.imgur.com/i9ikpnW.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/LYmLJOO.jpg)

...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:
(http://i.imgur.com/8DS8r4O.jpg)
(http://i.imgur.com/ivbdN1E.jpg)
(http://i.imgur.com/VTPYTOJ.jpg)



Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: KensAuto 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:

(http://i.imgur.com/GA4Sj3P.jpg)

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
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: KensAuto on March 11, 2016, 04:22:45 PM
...amazon prime to the rescue:

(http://i.imgur.com/XUpgbRZ.jpg)

...3 hours later:

(http://i.imgur.com/ktZXkin.jpg)
(http://i.imgur.com/1Xt7LXI.jpg)
(http://i.imgur.com/06uUKsi.jpg)

...still not deep enough. ugh
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: Dawg25385 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!
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: JR on March 11, 2016, 04:31:16 PM
Don't stop him now, he'll feel bad for a week!
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: Nate on March 11, 2016, 05:09:28 PM
yep you are ugly!
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: EL TATE 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.
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: cj7ox 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.
That is a kick@$$ JK conversion by Jeep! I think it's the Gladiator concept vehicle? It'd look awesome sitting in my driveway! 8)
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: EL TATE 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
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: KensAuto 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!
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: Nate 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
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: stlaser 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......
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: JR 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,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: Dawg25385 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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Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: KensAuto on March 11, 2016, 08:55:42 PM

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

Didn't know he had a best side.?.?.? haha
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: Flyin6 on March 11, 2016, 09:10:28 PM
You people actually created a thread of what you did today?

OK, I'll bite...

Built two tables and a storage shelf cabinet
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: Dawg25385 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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Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: KensAuto 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. :)
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: Flyin6 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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Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: TexasRedNeck 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.
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: BobbyB 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.
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: KensAuto on March 12, 2016, 09:29:03 PM
Longest Day=classic
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: Flyin6 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?
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: BobbyB 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.

Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: Flyin6 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.



And don't forget "The Desert Fox."
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: KensAuto on March 12, 2016, 10:28:39 PM
Forgot about desert fox. Might have to look that up tomorrow.
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: stlaser 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)
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: BobbyB on March 13, 2016, 12:26:04 PM
Went and bought some groceries, then knocked out some dishes, put away laundry.
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: cj7ox 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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Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: TexasRedNeck 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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Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: TexasRedNeck on March 13, 2016, 06:33:31 PM
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Oops forgot the pic


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Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: JR on March 13, 2016, 10:31:23 PM
Hard to beat a family day with spring weather.
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: Flyin6 on March 14, 2016, 11:02:50 AM
^^^^^ I see green^^^^
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: Flyin6 on March 14, 2016, 11:03:14 AM
Springtime...Yippee
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: KensAuto on March 14, 2016, 04:16:39 PM
Might have to start a new thread called what did you do 2 days ago.
Got 63' of sewer line ran...jus under 1/4 " drop per foot.
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Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: TexasRedNeck 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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Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: KensAuto on March 15, 2016, 12:09:37 PM
I posted in a stupid thread (not this one)
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: BobbyB 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.
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: cj7ox 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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Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: Sammconn 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.
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: Bob/OlallaWa on March 19, 2016, 11:08:06 PM
Drove about 11 hours heading home from AZ. Should be home tomorrow evening if things go right. Everything is nice and green once you get out of the desert.
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: Dawg25385 on March 20, 2016, 12:19:54 AM
Safe travels Bob!
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: Flyin6 on March 20, 2016, 08:46:45 AM
Nursed a very crooked and sore spine!

Got stuck watching Lifetime (The male suicide channel) with the wife while laying flat in the bed...

It was awful!

(Not the pain, mind you, but those awful chick movies...painful...)
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: OldKooT on March 20, 2016, 10:12:05 AM
Get well Don, a man can only take so much of that Lifetime stuff.

I spent yesterday mowing/shredding road ditches around all our property with a short break to plink at a old log with the new AR build. (4 20 rd mags, I think I got the bolt issue resolved)
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: Flyin6 on March 20, 2016, 10:46:30 AM
Get well Don, a man can only take so much of that Lifetime stuff.

I spent yesterday mowing/shredding road ditches around all our property with a short break to plink at a old log with the new AR build. (4 20 rd mags, I think I got the bolt issue resolved)
Ya, well, I'll never give up...You know the deal, slide into home completely worn out and spent while saying "Whoa, what a ride" with my last breath!
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: JR on March 20, 2016, 12:58:55 PM
Nursed a very crooked and sore spine!

Got stuck watching Lifetime (The male suicide channel) with the wife while laying flat in the bed...

It was awful!

(Not the pain, mind you, but those awful chick movies...painful...)

Yeah, the wife loves that and the "housewives" series. Sore or not, I have to leave the room. Right now most of my "quality" TV time is in the livingroom anyway in my pops old lounger.

Man, some shooting sounds awful good right now.
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: Wilbur on March 20, 2016, 01:08:19 PM
Double ouch on Lifetime. Dang!

I had a PS leak on the Yukon. Wasn't looking forward to that with the tight engine compartment (can only see the fill tube from the top). From the bottom can't see anything with the skid plates, cross members etc. So who really knows where the leak is. But it had to get done. In my "search" I see something wet behind the grille....hmmm....whatsat? Ha! Score...the leak is from the PS cooler behind the grille. Get that out easily (well except for the 246 various attachments for plastic parts for the grille, on top of the radiator, lights, etc etc. Ha). Get a replacement at local auto parts store (for $14 instead of factory one at $110 online that would be in in a few days- need the car tomorrow). While I'm at it have them teat the alternator- it's good but battery had a bad cell- new battery. Throw on a new serpentine belt I had for emergency. Button it up and good to go. No leaks, everything great. So glad! Good day!
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: Farmer Jon on March 20, 2016, 01:24:39 PM
Got 30 lbs of taters blanched and in the freezer. I only have 60 or 70 lbs left in the back room. They have started growing. I gotta get creative and do something with them fast.
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: JR on March 20, 2016, 01:48:48 PM
Nice on the PS. Some of those GM fittings are nice, some should have been flushed.

Hey, lots of Chili fries!!
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: Flyin6 on March 20, 2016, 01:51:55 PM
Got 30 lbs of taters blanched and in the freezer. I only have 60 or 70 lbs left in the back room. They have started growing. I gotta get creative and do something with them fast.
Plant em!
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: BobbyB on March 20, 2016, 02:56:46 PM
Working on breaking in a new pair of work boots.
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: TexasRedNeck on March 21, 2016, 01:06:53 AM
Let's see: finished a drip irrigation system for the flower beds at the weekend place. Laid 37 bags of mulch. Cleaned the shop since the LB7 is finished, leveled the firewood rack, cut up the last oak tree to get ready to split , planted a few pine seedlings, and then installed some permanent attachment points on my awning for strapping it down in gusty winds.
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Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: Farmer Jon on March 21, 2016, 07:31:55 AM
Got 30 lbs of taters blanched and in the freezer. I only have 60 or 70 lbs left in the back room. They have started growing. I gotta get creative and do something with them fast.
Plant em!

I plan on planting some of them.
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: Atkinsmatt on March 21, 2016, 08:20:00 AM
Little late but spent some time Saturday replacing the transmission lines on the Dmax.  A few days ago I applied undercoating to my truck while traveling down the road.
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: KensAuto on March 21, 2016, 09:31:12 AM
Let's see: finished a drip irrigation system for the flower beds at the weekend place. Laid 37 bags of mulch. Cleaned the shop since the LB7 is finished, leveled the firewood rack, cut up the last oak tree to get ready to split , planted a few pine seedlings, and then installed some permanent attachment points on my awning for strapping it down in gusty winds.
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Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: TexasRedNeck on March 21, 2016, 04:54:20 PM
Drank beer.


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Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: Nate on March 21, 2016, 05:23:47 PM
If you say something like jack has become too much, i will be forced to have you surrender man card......;D
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: TexasRedNeck on March 21, 2016, 07:25:44 PM
No. Beer is a primer. 3-4 beers while making a fire and then relax with a jack by the fire to finish


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Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: Wilbur on March 21, 2016, 07:43:47 PM
No. Beer is a primer. 3-4 beers while making a fire and then relax with a jack by the fire to finish


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Now that's a way to cap off a good day of work! Good for you.
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: Flyin6 on March 21, 2016, 08:55:00 PM
Purchased a pneumatic nailer and 50 lbs of nails
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: OldKooT on March 22, 2016, 06:08:37 AM
Sun night we went to Lincoln..spent the night cruising around in the Fifth Ave running errands, and then Kay hit her favorite city grocery for her fresh herbs and stuff that she needed for assorted potions and brews. Since we realized we managed to leave and no kids came along, we got a room for $34 and spent the night.

Monday morning we hit a few pawn shops, scored another metal detector we needed very reasonably priced, and resisted the urge to buy a cotton candy machine.

I spent Monday afternoon digging up old coins with the metal detector with the grand-kids, while grandma took a 25 mile bike ride.

It's suppose to be 78 today and beautiful, tomorrows forecast is blizzard conditions and snow.... so today we should do something constructive.



Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: Flyin6 on March 22, 2016, 09:34:35 AM
You two are Classic!

And I mean that in a good way

If I find the courage to drive out to visit Little Don, in Seattle, I feel like I need to stop by and check out the Real Man reality show: Norm and Kay!
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: EL TATE on March 22, 2016, 10:20:41 AM
You two are Classic!

And I mean that in a good way

If I find the courage to drive out to visit Little Don, in Seattle, I feel like I need to stop by and check out the Real Man reality show: Norm and Kay!

You'd better be swinging by RANDYS on your way out too!
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: OldKooT on March 22, 2016, 10:21:21 AM
Today: I did not start my pickup. I guess my 11 year old battery finally quit. Since it's only just after 9am...I may get something done yet LoL
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: OldKooT on March 22, 2016, 10:26:45 AM
Anyone else think Kentucky to Wa State via square D would be a good shake down test?
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: Dawg25385 on March 22, 2016, 10:33:52 AM
Anyone else think Kentucky to Wa State via square D would be a good shake down test?

Nothin like a 5000 mile shake down test hahaha
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: OldKooT on March 22, 2016, 10:47:49 AM
Yeah but thinking in Cummins terms...that's just a blip on the odometer. My wife and I once drove our crew cab on 40" rubber with a stroked big block from Wisconsin to Seattle in the winter on a whim. I think back and realize when we did that it had maybe 500 miles on that combination when we left. We stopped somewhere in "HOLY COLD" South Dakota and bought a pipe wrench and adjusted the toe, while sitting in a parking lot of the Ace Hardware LoL I had hit a couch earlier in the trip and tweaked the tie rod a bit.

Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: JR on March 22, 2016, 10:54:29 AM
Ah, the old road trip days. Haven't done real one in years.

I built 1/2 my garage using a HF framing nailer, still works great and it went through the fire.
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: cudakidd53 on March 22, 2016, 12:12:52 PM
Anyone else think Kentucky to Wa State via square D would be a good shake down test?

Gotta get it out of the garage first.......just saying! ;)
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: Flyin6 on March 22, 2016, 12:50:04 PM
You two are Classic!

And I mean that in a good way

If I find the courage to drive out to visit Little Don, in Seattle, I feel like I need to stop by and check out the Real Man reality show: Norm and Kay!

You'd better be swinging by RANDYS on your way out too!
Heck, Tate, If i came, you couldn't stop me!
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: Bigdave_185 on March 24, 2016, 08:55:06 AM
I took and cleaned up some trees that the tenant had cut down and tossed down over my back hill

Russian olive trees are nasty!!
I loaded up the wood for our scout trip (http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160324/f92d5070b89f4ed23daffc8d856291c7.jpg)


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Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: BobbyB on March 24, 2016, 10:45:43 AM
Took XJ and drove to the local coffee shop to grab a cup of coffee since I was given the day off. Threw the fixings for chili in the crock pot, ate a bagel with brown sugar and honey sausage links with swiss and pepper jack cheese.
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: EL TATE on March 24, 2016, 10:56:55 AM
Woke up around 0400 to get into work at 0500 to train newbies. This will be interesting. 11 years of differential experience crammed into 5-6 weeks to get them phone ready.
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: cj7ox on March 24, 2016, 11:00:51 AM

Woke up around 0400 to get into work at 0500 to train newbies. This will be interesting. 11 years of differential experience crammed into 5-6 weeks to get them phone ready.
Sounds like fun!


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Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: Nate on March 24, 2016, 11:03:09 AM
thankfully I have your direct ext and cell #.  I had a hard enough time dealing with newbies that just came from training........smh!
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: EL TATE on March 24, 2016, 11:07:28 AM
These guys are salesmen for the most part, but call center types, medical supplies, software, one kid was from hard parts for dealerships, so he's got some promise, but most of the 5 are entitled, millennial, sanders supporters with bad hair cuts.
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: cj7ox on March 24, 2016, 11:33:01 AM
... but most of the 5 are entitled, millennial, sanders supporters with bad hair cuts.
Fire those guys and start over!  >:(
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: KensAuto on March 24, 2016, 12:43:09 PM
^^^THIS^^^
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: EL TATE on March 24, 2016, 01:14:40 PM
I'm workin' my psy-ops on em now, complaining about taxes. I'm working to unscrew what their public schools did to them.
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: Nate on March 24, 2016, 02:12:45 PM
yeah, they will gang up on you and come up with a lie that they will all believe actually happened because you told them something they didn't want to hear and hurt their feelings.

you better get you a copy or 10 of something like this

https://www.google.com/search?q=hurt+feelings+report&biw=1351&bih=756&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&sqi=2&ved=0ahUKEwj7kLSt9dnLAhVrsIMKHXx2BtMQ_AUIBigB&dpr=0.85#tbm=isch&q=hurt+feelings+report+pdf&imgrc=_

Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: EL TATE on March 24, 2016, 02:25:16 PM
I like it.
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: Nate on March 24, 2016, 02:26:38 PM
I took and cleaned up some trees that the tenant had cut down and tossed down over my back hill

Russian olive trees are nasty!!
I loaded up the wood for our scout trip (http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160324/f92d5070b89f4ed23daffc8d856291c7.jpg)


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you must be a glutton for punishment there dave.  didn't you just have hernia surgery and told not to be lifting things?  be careful brother so you done end up in the hospital because you buggered something up.



Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: Nate on March 24, 2016, 02:26:50 PM
I like it.

;D
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: husker77c on March 24, 2016, 04:24:35 PM
Half a day on my bumper then cleaned up and went to Ulta beauty for the wife.  Dozens of curling irons but have to search for that exact one she wants.   Same thing with hairspray.    Her working and me unemployed makes these types of trips fairly common.   Swung by harbor freight for a new welding hood and some flap discs. 

Going to dinner tonight with friends for her birthday.   Have to figure out how to ease the pain of my arc burned face lol.  Being a red head I learned years ago to stay out of the sun.  Haven't had a burn like this since I was a kid lol.


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Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: Sammconn on March 24, 2016, 08:16:57 PM
I keep getting reminded of our 'Repectful Workplace' policy.
Not necessarily crossing the line but playing it...

My rebuttal is as always, 'Well I do respect your right to be offended.'
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: Flyin6 on March 24, 2016, 09:15:28 PM
These guys are salesmen for the most part, but call center types, medical supplies, software, one kid was from hard parts for dealerships, so he's got some promise, but most of the 5 are entitled, millennial, sanders supporters with bad hair cuts.
I couldn't do that...work with them without pointing out their ignorance...Well, never mind, but I couldn't work with people like that!
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: OldKooT on March 25, 2016, 09:30:42 AM
Yesterday: I hit the hot tub at 4am..by 4:30 I was able to move well enough to start the day.
5:00am I kissed my wife goodbye as she left for work...
5:10am I looked at the snow outside and decided it wasn't a good day to plant grass seed.
5:15am I woke the kids up and declared it MORNING!!!

5:25ish I went out to start my pickup...some idiot left it outside in the snow. It protested and decided it wouldn't start. I fought back with the booster pack. By 5:30 I had a dead booster pack, still no running truck.
5:35 I put the pickup in gear, turned on the key, got into the skid loader and gave it a push down the driveway...it started, I stopped the skid steer, lept out, ran caught the truck and made a note to buy a new battery. This saved me from asking one of the girls to help, hate to interrupt the morning hair/face rituals after all.
6:05 I slid into the coffee establishment, ordered my morning glass of ice water and sat down to catch up on the daily news from the dozen or so men at the tables.

6:12 I was informed by a regula just arriving that my truck was leaking fuel up by the DS front. I informed him it was nothing, as soon as it gets good and warmed up it will stop.
6:25 I could take no more of the debate going on regarding politics..(ask me in November if I care, until then whats it matter?)
6:26 The puddle is only as big around as a coffee cup, almost fixed.

6:42 I arrived at the pasture and counted heads...close enough most seem to be there.
6:45 I am looking through my scope at one of my wife's horses dreaming...I didn't do it yet again.
7:10 I arrived at the farm office and checked my e mail, looked at some market predictions and in general screwed around.
7:40 Arguing with a hired hand about why you can NOT just dump antifreeze in my waste oil tank...that's why I have a tank labeled "coolant"

8:15-9:25ish was spent changing a inside dual out that decided to go flat on the front of one of the John Deer.
9:25-9:40 was spent shooting flys with the salt gun.

9:40ish to 10:00am I got the mail, discussed the weather and played frisbee with the farm pup.

10:30am I arrived home, got the mail there and declared I had enough of "work" for one day. I sat down, read Don's book cover to cover, and thoroughly enjoyed that.

1:15pm I took a small nap, woke up refreshed and ready to do something productive.
1:25pm -3:00pm was spent finding a used battery/replacing the battery in my truck. I also changed to "spring oil" and greased it just to show I care.
3:00pm-3:15pm I spent welding a bolt to the bed side so my tailgate doesn't fall off again and get more road rash. Or worse yet, get lost.

3:20 pm my wife arrives home amidst a cloud of snow and dust and she starts asking how my day was.
3:25pm she figures out I accomplished nothing but loves me anyway.

3:25-4:40pm my wife goes on a bike ride, I ride alongside her in the golf cart and we discuss life/bills/kids/grandkids/her yoga pants.

4:40pm time to hit the shower and call it a day I figure but Nooooooooooo....we have to whip up supper and feed the teenagers who are now home because somehow they all got the same day off work. (odd)

6:00pm we are now at my Moms.
6:40pm we finish arguing with her about how she is NOT having Easter dinner unless she promises to allow my wife to make the ham. Mom recently injured her hip and at 75 yrs old she could just NOT run around so much. (we caught her riding her bike downtown)

6:55pm it's almost dark but we have time to shoot some so my wife bangs steel out in the pasture while I keep an eye out for Yotes..

8:10pm We arrive back home, the kids are watching TV, we hit the claw foot tub and soaked.

9:00-10:45pm I build tree's for the model railroad while listening to my wife wail some great tunes on her sax.

.......................

4:00am this morning..sitting in the hot tub I declared it's Friday... Good Friday in fact. So No work...it' a holiday.

........













Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: cudakidd53 on March 25, 2016, 10:23:11 AM
Yesterday:  Listened to one party of a couple who are both teachers in my school, inquire as to why their Tax refund was 1/2 what it was last year.......I played dumb.......upon said individul leaving I surmised the following and then acquired confirmation that my suppositions were correct.

Both spouse and inquirer are at the highest lane of our pay scale-
One just changed into that lane this year, which is a sizable increase-
Base increase in pay as negotiated by team headed by your humble reporter is 2% this year-
Additionally, experience credit for one of them already in high lane is 1.75% more-
Both coach for additional pay, so that went up too; combined increase for couple near 6%-
Delicious irony:  This pair of millenials, liberal Bernie supporters are now IN THE 1% they despise!-
The Unaffordable Care Act & shift to "The Rich People" tax bracket has come to roost in their wallets-

THE ONE IS A MATH TEACHER AND CANNOT FIGURE THIS OUT!  I told them they might want to change how they vote if they didn't like their new reality! 😄
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: KensAuto on March 25, 2016, 10:32:31 AM
6:45 I am looking through my scope at one of my wife's horses dreaming...I didn't do it yet again.

This one made me LOL !

7:40 Arguing with a hired hand about why you can NOT just dump antifreeze in my waste oil tank...that's why I have a tank labeled "coolant"

This one hits home. It's funny how the help is always smarter than the boss.


3:25-4:40pm ....we discuss ...her yoga pants.


..a daily routine in my house with 2-5 females.

9:00-10:45pm I build tree's for the model railroad while listening to my wife wail some great tunes on her sax.


Cool ! Which one? I played Alto in HS.


4:00am this morning..sitting in the hot tub I declared it's Friday... Good Friday in fact. So No work...it' a holiday.


At 20:00 yesterdy, I realized my hot tub has yet another leak...after pealing off 2 garbage bags of spray foam insulation, I believe it's on the very bottom. :(















Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: KensAuto on March 25, 2016, 10:48:12 AM
Mike, maybe it's just me, but it seems as though some of the most intelligent people I know, also happen to be the most ignorant. Must be the liberal teachings at college level !?!
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: cudakidd53 on March 25, 2016, 10:58:04 AM
Yeh Ken, that's a big part of it, another part is the coddling of the (some of us) Baby Boomer parents that never made their kids do any hard work or experience hardship.  The safety net, second (third, fourth..) chance mentality is another component.......scary stuff.
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: Flyin6 on March 25, 2016, 11:18:46 AM
Yesterday: I hit the hot tub at 4am..by 4:30 I was able to move well enough to start the day.
5:00am I kissed my wife goodbye as she left for work...
5:10am I looked at the snow outside and decided it wasn't a good day to plant grass seed.
5:15am I woke the kids up and declared it MORNING!!!

5:25ish I went out to start my pickup...some idiot left it outside in the snow. It protested and decided it wouldn't start. I fought back with the booster pack. By 5:30 I had a dead booster pack, still no running truck.
5:35 I put the pickup in gear, turned on the key, got into the skid loader and gave it a push down the driveway...it started, I stopped the skid steer, lept out, ran caught the truck and made a note to buy a new battery. This saved me from asking one of the girls to help, hate to interrupt the morning hair/face rituals after all.
6:05 I slid into the coffee establishment, ordered my morning glass of ice water and sat down to catch up on the daily news from the dozen or so men at the tables.

6:12 I was informed by a regula just arriving that my truck was leaking fuel up by the DS front. I informed him it was nothing, as soon as it gets good and warmed up it will stop.
6:25 I could take no more of the debate going on regarding politics..(ask me in November if I care, until then whats it matter?)
6:26 The puddle is only as big around as a coffee cup, almost fixed.

6:42 I arrived at the pasture and counted heads...close enough most seem to be there.
6:45 I am looking through my scope at one of my wife's horses dreaming...I didn't do it yet again.
7:10 I arrived at the farm office and checked my e mail, looked at some market predictions and in general screwed around.
7:40 Arguing with a hired hand about why you can NOT just dump antifreeze in my waste oil tank...that's why I have a tank labeled "coolant"

8:15-9:25ish was spent changing a inside dual out that decided to go flat on the front of one of the John Deer.
9:25-9:40 was spent shooting flys with the salt gun.

9:40ish to 10:00am I got the mail, discussed the weather and played frisbee with the farm pup.

10:30am I arrived home, got the mail there and declared I had enough of "work" for one day. I sat down, read Don's book cover to cover, and thoroughly enjoyed that.

1:15pm I took a small nap, woke up refreshed and ready to do something productive.
1:25pm -3:00pm was spent finding a used battery/replacing the battery in my truck. I also changed to "spring oil" and greased it just to show I care.
3:00pm-3:15pm I spent welding a bolt to the bed side so my tailgate doesn't fall off again and get more road rash. Or worse yet, get lost.

3:20 pm my wife arrives home amidst a cloud of snow and dust and she starts asking how my day was.
3:25pm she figures out I accomplished nothing but loves me anyway.

3:25-4:40pm my wife goes on a bike ride, I ride alongside her in the golf cart and we discuss life/bills/kids/grandkids/her yoga pants.

4:40pm time to hit the shower and call it a day I figure but Nooooooooooo....we have to whip up supper and feed the teenagers who are now home because somehow they all got the same day off work. (odd)

6:00pm we are now at my Moms.
6:40pm we finish arguing with her about how she is NOT having Easter dinner unless she promises to allow my wife to make the ham. Mom recently injured her hip and at 75 yrs old she could just NOT run around so much. (we caught her riding her bike downtown)

6:55pm it's almost dark but we have time to shoot some so my wife bangs steel out in the pasture while I keep an eye out for Yotes..

8:10pm We arrive back home, the kids are watching TV, we hit the claw foot tub and soaked.

9:00-10:45pm I build tree's for the model railroad while listening to my wife wail some great tunes on her sax.

.......................

4:00am this morning..sitting in the hot tub I declared it's Friday... Good Friday in fact. So No work...it' a holiday.

........















Holy Crap! ^^^ The boy's detail oriented!

He obviously has time on his hands!
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: cudakidd53 on March 25, 2016, 11:27:08 AM
He's gotta get it all in now, before planting starts!
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: KensAuto on March 25, 2016, 12:47:12 PM
You think , going by his most recent post, that he will be the one planting? I think he'll be in his truck sippin' ice tea, pointing his old man fingers!!
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: JR on March 25, 2016, 01:21:22 PM
Yesterday;

Got the kids up, made em sausage and waffles then got them off to school with grandma (my helper the last couple weeks)

Watched a little TV thinking I need to drive or go nuts. The new cast fits and I can drive, need a pad under the foot and I am good. Left foot brake and I am off to do the taxes.

Taxes, crud. Go to my normal CPA with all in hand and a nice $7700 refund for my solar, but only get $5500 back from the Fed and still have to pay $2000 to Kali. This after adjusting for not enough taxes last year. And of course no COLA this year since inflation is so low????? Where do they live!!
Only thing I see down is fuel. Have you noticed they never include energy in inflation goes way up. BUT they include when it drops like now.

So get out feeling OK since I am not paying and grab a nice big chicken burrito from the whole in the wall next to the CPA.

Blazer is running great cept for a seat belt sensor and a CEL just came on.



Norm, what would you get done without a sore back?
Title: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: Dawg25385 on March 25, 2016, 06:47:10 PM
Reconditioned my wife's headlight lenses... Finally. Used the 3M headlight kit. Worked pretty good. Just double or triple up your masking tape.

First pic is how the lenses were before I touched em

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(http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160325/8c0cfc32dcda953a7b242ac29b1805fe.jpg)
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(http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160325/f53a895aeffe9fd0ea2463561b8154a5.jpg)
(http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160325/aecc2c8ed31695a7d5f520967a488376.jpg)


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Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: TexasRedNeck on March 25, 2016, 09:33:08 PM
Looks good Kyle.
I chopped wood and landscaped

(http://a68.tinypic.com/ja84uv.jpg)
(http://a67.tinypic.com/2a4u1zo.jpg)


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Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: OldKooT on March 25, 2016, 10:14:19 PM
Lets see...today was a day off work. I managed to start my truck (small victory) then it leaked fuel on my shop floor while removing the plow. I have finally given in, and plan to rebuild the pump tomorrow. I even spent 20 minutes rounding up a new bosh pump seal kit and if I am ambitious I may adjust the valves. But that's tomorrow...

I then drug a old Bolens garden tractor I got somewhere into the shop and made it run. That was relaxing, so I went and got my Exmark out and went over it carefully as mowing season is almost here.

I then caught my wife for lunch and enjoyed her company a while before letting her get back to work. I then decided it was a fine day to go down to the boot shop and see if he had my boots redone yet...he is close.

I then stopped at the flower shop and had my wife sent some flowers because it annoys her.

After she arrived home, we grabbed the golf cart and through my usual route snuck onto the golf course/played 4 holes and then got bored.

After supper we ran into town again and attempted to get a burning permit so we could burn a brush pile. They refused because they only issue them until 6pm... so we came home and lit the fire...and that's what we are doing now. My wife has fresh apple fritters ready for when the sheriff stops by.....



Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: cudakidd53 on March 26, 2016, 07:27:04 PM
Turned money into noise getting all the new optics on paper at 50 yards.  25 slugs through the Mossy 930 - picture shows last 3 rounds with sore shoulder and rattled skull.  TruGlo optic was mounted wrong after the first 10 & sighted nice - figures!  Once remounted it was WAY off - GTG now.  Then switched to AR for shoulder relief and got it tightened up on subsequent targets.  Last was .22 lr with a new BDC Cabelas scope - nice bright glass and adjusts nicely in every way.
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: cudakidd53 on March 26, 2016, 07:29:08 PM
Photo should be rotated 90dg cw......
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: OldKooT on March 26, 2016, 08:39:15 PM
I'd have rather been plinking than what I did, I am envious.

 It snowed again and rained...so since stuck indoors I decided to tear the injection pump off Patch and reseal it. It ran fine but had some leaks. So we started at 10am and by 6pm we had torn the pump off, tore it completely apart, cleaned and soaked/resealed, fixed a worn throttle shaft, and reinstalled. Since I had it spread all over the bench anyway, I installed a different fuel pin, 4000rpm governor spring and a different afc spring. I also turned the fuel up considerably. I then also bumped the timing up for good measure. After some tweaking and tuning, the only real smoke you see is tire smoke. So not the way I wanted to spend my day, but worth the trouble, and no more little puddles of #2 all over.

While I was soaking the pump parts and my wife sonic cleaning small parts I adjusted the valves also, figured I may as well.

So not as productive as I had hoped, but that's one less project on the list.
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: Sammconn on March 26, 2016, 09:04:04 PM
Well me and my wise buddy used his kids backs today.
I think all tolled we cut split and piled close to three cords of wood.


(http://i1134.photobucket.com/albums/m605/sammconn/Cabin/D56BCF88-0FA2-4B5B-8D71-D179F98D3FC2.jpg) (http://s1134.photobucket.com/user/sammconn/media/Cabin/D56BCF88-0FA2-4B5B-8D71-D179F98D3FC2.jpg.html)
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: Flyin6 on March 26, 2016, 09:47:45 PM
Built half a stone wall at the farm, cleared two patches of trees and junk, mounted some peg board, and graded some of the lawn
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: OldKooT on March 26, 2016, 09:56:13 PM
I love cutting wood, I wish it would quit snowing/raining, I could use some chainsaw time sore back or not.

Maybe tomorrow after festivities I will sneak out to the shop and prep the saws. I got two new carbide chains for this season and I m itching to use them.

Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: JR on March 26, 2016, 09:57:25 PM
He says nothing done rebuilding a cummins pump, turning it up AND running the valves. I wish,,,,,,,,,,,,,

I ran the kids around, Basketball game, Volleyball practice and Easter play rehearsal. Sold Scout cards with the son (followed on the scooter)and doing easter eggs right now.

I will have to look at that Cabelas scope. I have points an a $20 card and the 10/22 can use an update.
 
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: KensAuto on March 26, 2016, 11:03:41 PM
Drained the Jacuzzi to fix water leak #3, on the very bottom. Spent all day cutting out multiple 40gal trash bags worth of spray foam just to get to the leak(s). Should've cut it up with a chainsaw and dumped it from the get go.

Mike, what scope you runnin' on the staple Gun? the pattern is a little spread out. haha
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: Bigdave_185 on March 26, 2016, 11:52:55 PM
I woke up to this mess
(http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160327/0d93d858f6d7ea846ff97ef34df202f7.jpg)

I cleaned house, didn't lift heavy things per forum doctors reccomend action
we finally put Christmas decorations alway.
I washed dirty scout camping stuff. Seasoned the cast iron stuff for next use
Took the wife to Golden Corral to use a gift card.  Over priced meat is always disappointing
We finished off our date shopping for food supplies for all next week

I am due back to work and school full time on Monday I am in for a long week for sure, as it has been almost four weeks since I went out for surgery


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Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: JR on March 27, 2016, 12:36:20 AM
I have been down for 3 now, but my kids are off next week. It should be fun.

That snow above looks just right. A 1-2 inch and let the kids go nuts. Funny thing I took the kids to the snow just before my surgery. I fell a few times but didn't fight it as was all deep snow (2-3ft) so it was more fun than o crud!
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: cudakidd53 on March 27, 2016, 08:26:33 AM
Drained the Jacuzzi to fix water leak #3, on the very bottom. Spent all day cutting out multiple 40gal trash bags worth of spray foam just to get to the leak(s). Should've cut it up with a chainsaw and dumped it from the get go.

Mike, what scope you runnin' on the staple Gun? the pattern is a little spread out. haha

50+ yr old w/ tri-focal, mostly German manufactured, good to minute of half-blind Guy! ;)
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: Nate on March 27, 2016, 10:03:34 AM
just for you dave.....;D
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: OldKooT on March 28, 2016, 07:52:33 AM
Yesterday... well it was Easter.  We spent the day eating my wife's amazing cooking, keeping Mom company, and watching the grand kids be kids. I probably gained 5lbs, but it was worth it LoL





Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: JR on March 28, 2016, 01:38:04 PM
Dittos here, but no grandkids. Fell asleep watching the Sandlot with the kids.
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: cudakidd53 on March 28, 2016, 09:23:37 PM
Today, I de-winterized the travel trailer.......discovered a leak at the pump........tore open the vanity to access the pump....ordered parts......traded off some outa date propane tanks.....ran the truck through the wash....started packing up the trailer so I can haul it to Michigan to be cold and wet end of the week (hope the weather man is wrong)....took the ladies out to dinner...made a truck payment and now catching up on the daily DOT handi-work!  ;D
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: Flyin6 on March 28, 2016, 09:30:26 PM
Quoffee, emails, trading, purchased dog food, went to Lowes, Purchased lumber for staircase, built staircase, went to the local fire department board meeting, ate a pizza.
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: Dawg25385 on March 28, 2016, 09:53:48 PM
Got an extension on my building permit for the shop. Bids should be back for construction this week.


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Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: stlaser on March 28, 2016, 10:13:18 PM
Fixed my $50 new to me 5hp snow blower, turned in wife's former Hyundai Sonata on trade, got insurance on new ride, added a part to the wr450, got quote on phone upgrade & cooked pulled pork sandwiches & scalloped taters for kiddos.
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: Flyin6 on March 28, 2016, 10:23:22 PM
Fixed my $50 new to me 5hp snow blower, turned in wife's former Hyundai Sonata on trade, got insurance on new ride, added a part to the wr450, got quote on phone upgrade & cooked pulled pork sandwiches & scalloped taters for kiddos.
Hey, no fair...We didn't see the new bike part!
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: stlaser on March 28, 2016, 10:24:44 PM
Patience, been busy. Will try & update some build threads tomorrow. May even show off my like new snow blower I scored......
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: Nate on March 28, 2016, 10:28:30 PM
And we havent seen any of this pulled pork that your talkin bout......or did you do it up in the crock pot?
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: stlaser on March 28, 2016, 10:57:40 PM
It came in a can Nate, I add some stuff to it but it's still canned meat.....


If it's any consolation I was looking at my latest & greatest northern tool catalog today. They have a meat grinder on sale for $60 or $70, is setup to be manual or run with a v-belt & 1hp motor. Was thinking it would be a cool mini build to mount that grinder to a maple butcher block & get a 1 hp tefc electric motor to run it. This way if things get loud I have a manual option back up.....
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: rpar86 on March 29, 2016, 01:31:04 AM
Got an extension on my building permit for the shop. Bids should be back for construction this week.


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Let me guess, had to pay lovely Pierce county for that as well?
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: TexasRedNeck on March 29, 2016, 07:37:06 AM
Woke up from a 5 hour nap, quoffee, hassled Don a bit, off to work....Someone has to pay taxes for Bernie's pipe dream...
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: OldKooT on March 29, 2016, 08:26:58 AM
I forgot what I did yesterday...oh yeah. The kids had off from school, so we addressed the make shift shop barn at house #2 that's now #1. We removed "most" of the equipment, swept the lumpy floor, and made some sheet-metal patches to fix some holes in the roof.  That pretty much devastated from 7am-2pm. It's not much of a shop, but it will make due until I con myself into building a new one.

2pm ish we hauled the Exmak to town and mowed a home my oldest owns as a project.

At 3pm or so I saw my wife ride by on her bike, so I chased her with the mower for two blocks yelling "if I catch you I will kiss you" Some bystanders at the bottle shop were confused when I cut across the parking lot to catch her...which I didn't. Even my 20mph Exmark is no match for her legs and embarrassment fueled energy LoL

Supper was bean an ham soup n all the fixings..after supper we got a visit from the grand kids so while Grandma and Granddaughter spent time trimming roses, us men folk and the old dog went and examined bugs and other fun stuff 2.5yr old boys enjoy.

I fell asleep to my wife rubbing my back while she yakked on the phone with her sister about some half baked idea they have to go camping. Now I personally want to see her sister who's idea of roughing it is to travel across Austin in a Prius without sunglasses go camping...but probably not bad enough to actually attend the event personally.

OK I best get back ta today......











Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: TexasRedNeck on March 29, 2016, 08:23:25 PM
Now I personally want to see her sister who's idea of roughing it is to travel across Austin in a Prius without sunglasses go camping...but probably not bad enough to actually attend the event personally.

Your wife is my sister-in-law??  Have you seen my "camper"?  ROFL
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: Sammconn on March 29, 2016, 10:42:27 PM
Helped out a buddy to find the electrical gremlin in his skidoo.
Found it expropriated and all is well now.
I guess I went to work today too.
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: OldKooT on March 30, 2016, 07:22:33 AM
LoL TRN.... wish we were related by marriage, family events would be so much more fun.

So yesterday...I decided to semi-crack a safe. A few months back I bought a 1700lb antique (1940's) Safe for some reason. It was open, dial taped immobile but no combination. I won't go into detail, but lets just say it was an amusing 4 hours. Anyway...it now works as it should, so time to push it into some corner and use it as designed in the shed/shop/barn.

"Patch" decided to overcharge again. I fixed it by unplugging the regulator, problem solved for now.

I spent the afternoon/evening over at the other place helping the kids. My wife mentioned a need for a road trip...so we are in the planning stages of that.

Today it's suppose to be 75 degrees, I intend on working on my all over tan while mowing ;D
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: cudakidd53 on March 30, 2016, 07:33:02 AM
(Yesterday)  Cleaned the rifles from last Sat. fun at the range......boy 180 rounds of 5.56 dirties up a weapon.....laundry & vacuuming - brownie points!.....finished repairs on water system of RV and buttoned it all up...repaired trashed garden hose...packed the tenement on wheels for early departure (this am) after the psychotic commute traffic dies down...secured all weapons in safe as the house will fill with 6 screaming 11yr. old girls this weekend (see why I'm heading out!) for the daughters belated BD Party...repaired dead spots on lawn with seed and feed...was awestruck by Don's stair build and swhobies motor fire-up and mothers enthusiasm...and closed the day with quality time with the two ladies of the house.

TODAY - heading off to chase dogs on horseback in Michigan...sip Bourbon...hopefully NOT see snow while doing it...catch up with friends of the dog world...judge others dogs this weekend as I enjoy the last half of Spring Break!
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: cudakidd53 on March 30, 2016, 07:37:22 AM
LoL TRN.... wish we were related by marriage, family events would be so much more fun.

So yesterday...I decided to semi-crack a safe. A few months back I bought a 1700lb antique (1940's) Safe for some reason. It was open, dial taped immobile but no combination. I won't go into detail, but lets just say it was an amusing 4 hours. Anyway...it now works as it should, so time to push it into some corner and use it as designed in the shed/shop/barn.

"Patch" decided to overcharge again. I fixed it by unplugging the regulator, problem solved for now.

I spent the afternoon/evening over at the other place helping the kids. My wife mentioned a need for a road trip...so we are in the planning stages of that.

Today it's suppose to be 75 degrees, I intend on working on my all over tan while mowing ;D
Wear SUNGLASSES the glare off that Nebraska skin could cause snow blindness!  8)
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: OldKooT on March 31, 2016, 10:29:07 AM
LoL...yah white it is for sure.

So yesterday I spent the morning making a old garden tractor behind my shed run. That went well enough I decided to make a old chainsaw (Stihl av031) run again. About the fourth pull the muffler broke off...I kicked it under the bench for another day and went to the gun shop.

I got tired after about 20 min of the banter there and decided I best go get something done...so I mowed ditches until 4pm and then met my wife in town at the park and she pitched me the idea of donating a park bench. I assured her I'd haul a old tree stump down there and drop it off. She was less than enthused with my community spirit, so she road off on her bike chanting some old war chant her Mom taught her, and I drove home reflecting on red haired Natives n such...  then after arriving home, I spent 45min looking for my paint buffer, no joy.

I gave up and spent the evening with my wife going over some maps she found buried in the court house basement.

Wonder what today will bring? I assure you I will find the culprit who has my buffer and retaliate...So I can buff my safe.
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: Flyin6 on March 31, 2016, 12:26:29 PM
LoL...yah white it is for sure.

So yesterday I spent the morning making a old garden tractor behind my shed run. That went well enough I decided to make a old chainsaw (Stihl av031) run again. About the fourth pull the muffler broke off...I kicked it under the bench for another day and went to the gun shop.

I got tired after about 20 min of the banter there and decided I best go get something done...so I mowed ditches until 4pm and then met my wife in town at the park and she pitched me the idea of donating a park bench. I assured her I'd haul a old tree stump down there and drop it off. She was less than enthused with my community spirit, so she road off on her bike chanting some old war chant her Mom taught her, and I drove home reflecting on red haired Natives n such...  then after arriving home, I spent 45min looking for my paint buffer, no joy.

I gave up and spent the evening with my wife going over some maps she found buried in the court house basement.

Wonder what today will bring? I assure you I will find the culprit who has my buffer and retaliate...So I can buff my safe.
I'd suspect that fella who "borrowed" one of your boats...
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: JR on March 31, 2016, 01:45:27 PM
Wear SUNGLASSES the glare off that Nebraska skin could cause snow blindness!  8)

Pics or it ddn't happen,,,,,,,,,,,
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: Sammconn on March 31, 2016, 07:53:23 PM
Finally got around to grinding up caribou last night.

(http://i1134.photobucket.com/albums/m605/sammconn/Cabin/critters/BC211F8B-6BCF-419A-9640-2A210E686E51.jpg) (http://s1134.photobucket.com/user/sammconn/media/Cabin/critters/BC211F8B-6BCF-419A-9640-2A210E686E51.jpg.html)

About 115-120 lbs all said and done.
Blended with 30% pork, bagged in 1 1/4 - 1 3/4 lb bags.
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: OldKooT on March 31, 2016, 09:49:18 PM
That looks like a nice freezer stash there, real nice.

I spent most of the day building fence, exciting huh? LoL
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: KensAuto on March 31, 2016, 09:55:44 PM
Yummy.
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: JR on March 31, 2016, 10:56:01 PM
Send some this way!!!!
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: Nate on March 31, 2016, 11:02:52 PM
DAMN, nice haul there!
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: Dawg25385 on March 31, 2016, 11:44:45 PM
Busted one of my neighbors who has been a grump about all the construction. Somebody was talking about spineless neighbors earlier? Well i got added to an invite only type neighborhood FB page, and reading through old posts, find some whining about our construction. Also bitching about something else, rather than come talk to me about it. I had sent a letter to everyone regarding upgrading THEIR mailbox while we do doing ours, and heard back from not a single person... but they were fine to chat it up behind the scenes, when i wasn't a member of the group.

So anyway, i'm in here working from my office, where i can see out but you can't see in... and one of the neighbors comes and get's their mail. Proceeds to stomp out her cigarette right on my property next to my driveway. This is after all her dogs did their business on my would-be lawn, and i let it go since for now it's just dirt. So I marched out there in my socks and informed her that she dropped her cig, and handed it back to her. Turned around and marched back inside and got back to work. Clearly, she had no idea i was watching her the whole time.

Kind of a jerk move maybe by me, but dangit, that's one of my biggest pet peeves. This is MY property. And this is right after i discover them talking about me without having the nuts to talk to me. Well, heyoooo it's me your new neighbor, and i got NO problem talking to YOU.
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: TexasRedNeck on April 01, 2016, 08:14:16 AM
I've always wanted to go to the offending party's lawn and just take a leak/dump on their lawn and when they flip out, just say, why is it acceptable for your dog to do it on my lawn but I can't do it on yours?
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: Nate on April 01, 2016, 09:35:19 AM
Im with trn,

Kyle, the HOA bullcrap there in wa is some of the worst i have ever seen/heard about.
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: BobbyB on April 01, 2016, 09:48:30 AM
Stared at my Keurig in sadness as I remembered I still haven't allowed myself to buy coffee, so I went sans coffee yet again this morning. Then made a breakfast scramble with leftover Lemon and Garlic pork tenderloin, a potato and 2 eggs. Then I went to work.
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: Flyin6 on April 01, 2016, 09:50:58 AM
Stared at my Keurig in sadness as I remembered I still haven't allowed myself to buy coffee, so I went sans coffee yet again this morning. Then made a breakfast scramble with leftover Lemon and Garlic pork tenderloin, a potato and 2 eggs. Then I went to work.
Blasphemy!
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: BobbyB on April 01, 2016, 09:51:41 AM
Blasphemy!

Eh it's more a familiar routine.
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: Flyin6 on April 01, 2016, 09:52:19 AM
Hey, can I change the name of this thread to:

GALT?

Get a Life Thread!  ;)
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: Flyin6 on April 01, 2016, 09:56:56 AM
Blasphemy!

Eh it's more a familiar routine.
Not in my aviatin world!

No quoffee: No fliggin, werkin, thinkin, talkin, shootin, figurin, decidin, ridin, drivin, conversin, diggin, hammerin, cuttin, torquein' greasin' cultivatin', climbin, walkin, cookin, cleanin, brushin, sweepin, writin, payin, drivin, scrubbin, stainin, measurin, evaluatin, brushin, chattin, maybe some writin, but no meaninful anythin' till the quoffee bean juice weaves its magic thread of tyin my brain to my movin parts!

But that's just me.
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: BobbyB on April 01, 2016, 10:08:17 AM

Not in my aviatin world!

No quoffee: No fliggin, werkin, thinkin, talkin, shootin, figurin, decidin, ridin, drivin, conversin, diggin, hammerin, cuttin, torquein' greasin' cultivatin', climbin, walkin, cookin, cleanin, brushin, sweepin, writin, payin, drivin, scrubbin, stainin, measurin, evaluatin, brushin, chattin, maybe some writin, but no meaninful anythin' till the quoffee bean juice weaves its magic thread of tyin my brain to my movin parts!

But that's just me.

But there are times in the mystical land of Grunts, where you won't get coffee, or food, or sleep...

I'm on a self-imposed coffee restriction.
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: KensAuto on April 01, 2016, 10:19:08 AM
I would assume that Big D has already hit the coffee this a.m., probably a bucket full.
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: Flyin6 on April 01, 2016, 10:31:44 AM

Not in my aviatin world!

No quoffee: No fliggin, werkin, thinkin, talkin, shootin, figurin, decidin, ridin, drivin, conversin, diggin, hammerin, cuttin, torquein' greasin' cultivatin', climbin, walkin, cookin, cleanin, brushin, sweepin, writin, payin, drivin, scrubbin, stainin, measurin, evaluatin, brushin, chattin, maybe some writin, but no meaninful anythin' till the quoffee bean juice weaves its magic thread of tyin my brain to my movin parts!

But that's just me.

But there are times in the mystical land of Grunts, where you won't get coffee, or food, or sleep...

I'm on a self-imposed coffee restriction.
Ah, Training!

I understand...
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: Flyin6 on April 01, 2016, 10:33:02 AM
I would assume that Big D has already hit the coffee this a.m., probably a bucket full.
Two mugs

Definition of a mug: Old beer stein...
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: Dawg25385 on April 01, 2016, 10:43:56 AM
Im with trn,

Kyle, the HOA bullshoot there in wa is some of the worst i have ever seen/heard about.

We don't even have an HOA! County property mayne
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: JR on April 01, 2016, 12:48:51 PM
One of the first things I ask when I have looked for property is the HOA. Turned me off a couple times. Have one here, but so low key it is a non issue.

Man, get that guy some more caffeine!!!
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: Flyin6 on April 01, 2016, 07:27:03 PM
Well after a half gallon of java this morning I was off to the races! I went to lowes, purchased and spread 4 big bags of weed control and fertilizer over 2.5 acres, with a push spreader. I repaired the hose reel. I cleaned up the engine crane and stored it away. I pressure washed the driveway, the truck, the chairs and the little Deere. Actually I pressure washed off the Ranger a bit as well. I loaded the trailer with all that stuff I have been building. Fed the dogs and kats, pulled weeds, picked up the yard, threw away some trash in the garage, and just now...passed out!
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: OldKooT on April 01, 2016, 08:36:37 PM
I spent the day making my Moms old car run so my wife can donate it to some female who needs wheels, and It then won't clutter up my junk vehicle parking area. That took almost tell lunch due to a slight SNAFU that I own no side posts batteries. So the woman gets a new $49 rebuilt battery in the deal. I even washed it...

After a lunch of back strap venison and sweet corn and baked potatoes, I watched it snow for a while and marveled at global warming. I then got back to ambition about 2pm and decided since it stopped snowing now was a excellent time to wander down to the gun shop and see whats new. Nothing was new really, so I went to the machine shop and checked on the progress of some Cummins stuff I am having done. I got home about 4pm and spent the rest of the afternoon tell supper cleaning my hand tools.

I better get something done tomorrow, or this week was a wash LoL
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: KensAuto on April 02, 2016, 09:54:31 PM
Started on installing a mechanical air pump in the truck. Tired of listening to the loud electric pump every morning.
Probably do a write-up when finished
(http://i.imgur.com/x3JTgIj.jpg)

Then came home and finished up the Jacuzzi....tightened all of the jets. put the bottom back on, added water, and then tried to access the jets again to tighten some more, and vacuum out a few gallons of water from the tray. lol

(http://i.imgur.com/wD9ZckZ.jpg)
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: TexasRedNeck on April 02, 2016, 10:27:28 PM
Would like to see the write up on the pump.  I have a leak, only occasionally, in the air horn solonoid.  Some times its weeks before it comes on and others its every time I get in the truck.

Did look at the Nathan K5LA train horns today.  Not sure how I justify to the wife unit $1500 for a set of horn....
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: BobbyB on April 02, 2016, 10:30:32 PM
Ran errands, had 2 cups of coffee.
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: Flyin6 on April 02, 2016, 10:40:52 PM
That second pic looks like a nest out of the "Ailen" movie

I wouldn't get near that thing!
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: KensAuto on April 02, 2016, 11:24:44 PM

Did look at the Nathan K5LA train horns today.  Not sure how I justify to the wife unit $1500 for a set of horn....
I've got just a single, plain ol' trucker horn, and it has a built in solenoid. Easy hook up, and it's plenty loud enough for me.
My pump cycles about once every 2 days, because every time I cycle the key, the wireless air bag solenoid pack purges (for moisture control.
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: Wilbur on April 03, 2016, 01:30:55 AM
Fixed a clog drain line in the freezer. So now we won't get water on the floor and my wife telling me we need to buy a new refrigerator.

Cleaned out a bookcase.

Went and visited my parents and brought my Mom an article about the Amish in Maine (lots are moving in where she grew up).

Had sushi with the wife and watched Sicario (good movie btw)
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: OldKooT on April 03, 2016, 07:05:13 AM
I spent most of the morning running errands and chasing grand kids while grandma and our twins hung out with her really old people friends and did lawn work and stuff for them. I then got busy collecting parts from my vast collection of junk to build a 60 front axle, I then had to run to my Moms and figure out why her TV didn't have a picture. Turned out the squirrels ate her sat feed line for a snack.

I then met a fellow forum member at Starbucks (my first time ever at Starbucks) and we shot the breeze for a bit...good times.

I then got home and decided to continue picking up tree branches twigs sticks and whatnot, which pretty much ruined the rest of the day.

Today we have church this morning and then my plan is to spend the day convincing grandma we need to work in the shop. Hopefully since it's supposed to be almost 80 degrees, she will wear shorts...life's good,

Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: TexasRedNeck on April 03, 2016, 03:33:32 PM

Did look at the Nathan K5LA train horns today.  Not sure how I justify to the wife unit $1500 for a set of horn....
I've got just a single, plain ol' trucker horn, and it has a built in solenoid. Easy hook up, and it's plenty loud enough for me.
My pump cycles about once every 2 days, because every time I cycle the key, the wireless air bag solenoid pack purges (for moisture control.

Mine are the 3 trumpet horn set from Wolo.  About 140db and loud enough to scare people.  The Nathan's are just a huge notch up on the Redneck scale....
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: TexasRedNeck on April 03, 2016, 04:21:46 PM
replaced some ferns in hanging baskets, used some tordon and glyphosate on some unruly vegetation, sealed the seam in one part of the driveway with some backer rod and self leveling repair. Mowed the yard, replaced a sprinkler head, raked some thatch
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: OldKooT on April 03, 2016, 06:43:49 PM
Well days never work out how we plan. An attempt at getting anything done in the shop was sharply denied us when my wife had to go into work and solve some drama. I then decided to fire up the skid loader and move some dirt/debri and that didn't go so well. Turns out my trusty case 1845 decided today would be a good day to toss a fan blade and ruin a $1400 radiator. So I spent most of the day fixing the radiator well enough to hold coolant until I can track down a new/used one a bit more reasonably priced.

I did get grandma in shorts for 45 minutes before it turned cool and rained LoL And I did get shop time, just not working on anything I wanted to.

I will make no plans for tomorrow, whats the point LoL



Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: stlaser on April 03, 2016, 10:22:34 PM
Started off with an hour at gym w/ my oldest cycling then some basketball drills. After that a trip to cabelas (always a great time) almost had the wife talked into a new kimber solo but she wants to keep looking ::).  Then to a couple places with the wife unit for household crap. Finally came home & put a set of dummy sticks to work setting two posts for our new shed. During which a final quick trip to HD for more sackrete, 2x4's for temp bracing of posts & a new 20v dewalt weed eater. 
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: JR on April 04, 2016, 12:40:19 AM
Enough of those 0430 posts Norm.

Cud Scout trip in the AM, selling scout camp cards (followed on my scoot) with them later, diner and now a couple movies.

I did change a couple tail light bulbs yesterday and repaired a RC helicopter for my son too.
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: BobbyB on April 04, 2016, 02:22:29 AM
Enough of those 0430 posts Norm.

How about a 0122 post?

 :D
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: Farmer Jon on April 04, 2016, 08:03:17 AM
Busy day. Went to the bird auction. Layers were bringing 25 bucks apiece. Too rich for my blood. Picked up these Barred Rock Bantam for 10 bucks apiece. My helper caught a quick nap on the way home. Got home and threw a window in the coop. I need a couple more I know but it's pretty decent in there for now. A little dirt work then a fence by the end of the week I hope.

I was going to get 50 Broilers but they are sold out until may. With our annual trip to Kentucky end of June they wont be ready to butcher yet. So we are going to start small. I will get the broilers later when we get back from vacation.
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: JR on April 04, 2016, 03:34:19 PM
I just stay up late. Getting up is another story, but I think it is his Norm, er normal?
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: OldKooT on April 04, 2016, 05:56:03 PM
Well as I predicted it's good I made no plans for today. Mon called and needed me to bring down a chain saw and remove a limb that fell in last nights wind storm. So I figured since I was down there anyway my wife and I would fix her sprinkler system and spread Corn Gluton on her lawn, and trim her shrubs and mow. So that ruined until about 2pm. Then we headed towards home and stopped at the court house and got some title stuff for a vehicle handled. Well Kay did, I sat outside the courthouse and cleaned my AR on the tailgate.

So now 5pm ish we are making stir fry for supper, and I am debating if I have the ambition to accomplish something here at home.

Most days I try to have a 8 hour work day in by lunch. Some days I have more success than others.



Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: KensAuto on April 04, 2016, 06:41:53 PM
Decided to start tuning customers' (diesel) vehicles a while back. Seemed like something a little different, and possibly fun. We're on chevy #5 (including my brother's and mine), and one dodge and one ford so far. Spent 6 extra hrs finding out that I did somethin wrong (and not the tuner) on chevy #5. A small mistake cost me close to 5 bills.....

...it's not fun any more.
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: stlaser on April 04, 2016, 10:15:42 PM
Utilized dummy sticks on two other posts this morning. Set them in crete & purchased framing materials for the base & floor of the shed. Bought a couple more 20v dewalt tools (too many nice options in 20v). Did a couple pickup runs for the wife about an hour away. Back filled post holes to grade with dirt & called it an evening. Also purchased a deep freeze (sold our old one before moving last year) at Sears & plan on buying a 1/4 or side of beef pretty soon. Picking up deep freeze Thursday evening as they didn't have black color in stock.
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: Nate on April 04, 2016, 11:02:50 PM
Did you go verticle or horzontal deep freeze?
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: stlaser on April 04, 2016, 11:39:34 PM
Horizontal, was seriously looking at vertical but I'm cheap & we don't need that large of a freezer. So I bought a $269 (on sale) small unit. Link below......

http://www.sears.com/kenmore-8.8-cu-ft-chest-freezer-black/p-04612909000P?prdNo=6&blockNo=6&blockType=G6
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: JR on April 05, 2016, 12:02:21 AM
Thats a nice sized little freezer.

I was lazy today. The more I move around the more this thing reminds me it is there. Hope in 2 weeks it is way better.
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: stlaser on April 05, 2016, 01:15:24 AM
Our last one was twice that size & always half empty even after buying a side of beef. So figured why spend more?
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: Bear9350 on April 05, 2016, 07:45:31 AM
Horizontal, was seriously looking at vertical but I'm cheap & we don't need that large of a freezer. So I bought a $269 (on sale) small unit. Link below......

http://www.sears.com/kenmore-8.8-cu-ft-chest-freezer-black/p-04612909000P?prdNo=6&blockNo=6&blockType=G6

We bought a vertical a few years back.  Always grew up with a horizontal one but thought a vertical one would be nice.  It might be a little easier to use but I don't think we can utilize as much of the space effectively in the vertical vs. horizontal.  Also every time you open the door you get an air exchange and the damp air from the basement enters the freezer causing it to frost up a lot faster.  With the horizontal this doesn't happen as much as the cold air wants to stay down and won't rise up out of the freezer.  If I was doing it again I would go horizontal. 
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: Flyin6 on April 05, 2016, 08:37:52 AM
Ripped the loader bucket off my tractor!


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Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: Flyin6 on April 05, 2016, 08:51:41 AM
Sorry Duane I over wrote your sleepy boy post
Working off tap talk from the farm...


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Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: JR on April 05, 2016, 10:32:09 AM
Well, sarge needs to be put in service.
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: cudakidd53 on April 05, 2016, 07:43:18 PM
This is what I did Saturday enjoying the lovely Spring weather in Michigan!
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: JR on April 05, 2016, 07:50:06 PM
Looks like fun but whats on your hood?

Spent an hour on the phone with some Old Farmer,,,,,,,,,,,
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: Nate on April 05, 2016, 07:59:27 PM
I finalized the $$$ for my cargo trailer that I will be picking up Saturday,

went and did my psych eval for the VA pre claim.  I think the shrink had more of a mental issue than I did/do.......... ???

then finished the ribs that I started on the smoker at 11 this morning.  can you find the picture???
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: cudakidd53 on April 05, 2016, 08:00:52 PM
Looks like fun but whats on your hood?

Spent an hour on the phone with some Old Farmer,,,,,,,,,,,

Snow & the pull tab that secures the hood if you don't want full hooding......
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: TexasRedNeck on April 05, 2016, 08:25:30 PM
Just got off the plane from Dallas and made it back home.  Defended our 2017 budget to the regional types and came out relatively unscathed.
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: KensAuto on April 05, 2016, 08:31:17 PM

Spent an hour on the phone with some Old Farmer,,,,,,,,,,,

If it was the same crazy ole Dodge lovin' farmer I know, that man can sure talk! :pokeNorm
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: JR on April 05, 2016, 09:27:25 PM

Spent an hour on the phone with some Old Farmer,,,,,,,,,,,

If it was the same crazy ole Dodge lovin' farmer I know, that man can sure talk! :pokeNorm


It was..............
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: Farmer Jon on April 06, 2016, 07:38:47 AM
spread Corn Gluton on her lawn,

Why do you do that?
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: Farmer Jon on April 06, 2016, 07:44:54 AM
We have been trying to clean the place up a little bit. Tearing out old concrete where the cattle and hogs once were so I can level it out and plant some grass. Maybe a second sweet corn patch. Have not decided yet. Boss had knee replacement surgery last week. He has been driving around the place bored out his mind and being a general pain in the ass. Near 70 years old and acts like a spoiled child. Do this, do that, don't do that, do it this way. I told him I was going to get him some puzzles to keep him busy. He did not like like that.
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: OldKooT on April 06, 2016, 10:26:30 AM
Corn Gluton is a effective all natural approach to weed/crab grass control. It is actually more effective than most commercial herbicides and much cheaper and healthier to boot. As a side benefit, it also is a great source of nitrogen for the grass as well. Oh yeah also cheaper...having 3acres of lawn, cheaper is always attractive LoL

I can talk yah=P But sometimes, I go weeks without talking to anyone but my wife, so it evens out.

Yesterday I spent most of the day ruining brand new 20" chains for my saw on old dead elm windfall. Either they don't make chains like they used to (Oregon) or these elms had a lot of wind blown dirt in them. I did manage 9 pickup loads cut/split/stacked by 3pm and called it a day when I used my last sharp chain for that saw. I then sharpened chains tell my wife declared it was time to eat supper.

After supper and a shower we headed into town and helped some friends load my entire 24" car trailer full of old 2x4's and 2x6's from a deck they removed. We then drove home with no trailer lights due to I apparently ripped the wiring for the trailer harness out from under the truck in some tall prairie grass the other day, and didn't realize it.

I spent from 5am this morning until 9am or so d-nailing said boards, running them through my planer, and I now have a trailer load of almost new lumbar in stock in my "wood shed"

I imagine here in a bit I will go fix the trailer wiring under my pickup and see what else I can accomplish in the 50mph breeze.











Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: KensAuto on April 06, 2016, 11:18:17 AM
2 words Norm---Car Bide. I had a chain that has cut about 20 railroad ties, some length wise. I didn't fail til I decided to help a buddy cut a semi trailer in half. I guess aluminum is a little tough on them.
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: Wilbur on April 06, 2016, 11:54:47 AM
Yesterday I spent most of the day ruining brand new 20" chains for my saw on old dead elm windfall. Either they don't make chains like they used to (Oregon) or these elms had a lot of wind blown dirt in them.

Elm is nasty stuff on chainsaws and splitters. The grain spirals and is a total pita. Growing up Dutch Elm killed a bunch of elms on my parents property- I want to say they lost 10 or 15 HUGE elms (30+ inches across). The first one my Dad cut up intending to use for firewood. That stopped about halfway through. The rest he cut and rolled the logs over the rock wall into the fence line and let rot. They were a b***h.

Good info on the corn gluten. Didn't know about that.
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: OldKooT on April 06, 2016, 03:05:54 PM
Yah Ken I have some carbide chains for the 18" bar and one for the 36" bar. I will probably soon have a few for the 20" also I suspect. LoL @ semi trailer cutting...

I guess I averaged a pickup load of wood per chain, so not terrible. But annoying when I can usually cut far more per sharpening. I even turned the oiler up and manually oiled two squirts of the oiler per cut... silly. Elm does burn hot though...so I guess there is that, and I needed it cleaned up anyway. This full chisel chain seems a bit less durable than the last batch I bought, makes me wonder.

Hopefully latter this afternoon I will get some more parts collecting done, I am rounding up crew cab goodies to see what I need to order/buy and what I already have on shelves.

Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: cudakidd53 on April 06, 2016, 05:45:10 PM
Did this to the 2012 Duramax-

Bunch a digital crap!  Used to get a "new" truck according to the dials, now you get another digit instead-  Nuts!
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: KensAuto on April 06, 2016, 06:00:32 PM
Norm, you wouldn't think a guy would need a saw in the desert....so, sometimes I just have to find a reason to use one! lol
I found out, after destroying that carbide chain, that they make different grades of carbide....the one I ruined was like 100+ and the replacements I bought were like 50ish iirc. ..Hindsight.....

Mike, I really like that pic of the horses. If you guys weren't wearing modern jackets (and not a bunch of old farts), I would've thought that that was a scene from Young Guns!
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: JR on April 06, 2016, 07:43:05 PM
2012 with 100k? My 06 has just 125k.
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: cudakidd53 on April 06, 2016, 08:03:58 PM

Mike, I really like that pic of the horses. If you guys weren't wearing modern jackets (and not a bunch of old farts), I would've thought that that was a scene from Young Guns!

I looked and felt cool COLD and you're correct about old like dirt, especially since one mare from hell was giving a friend fits so while trying to adjust its attitude, it threw me into the dirt.  She went right then left so fast I was still going right, but it's okay, the pistol broke my fall!  You can trace the outline on my backside! :o
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: Flyin6 on April 06, 2016, 08:56:16 PM
Looks like fun but whats on your hood?

Spent an hour on the phone with some Old Farmer,,,,,,,,,,,
You got off with just an hour!   ;-))))
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: Flyin6 on April 06, 2016, 08:57:31 PM

Mike, I really like that pic of the horses. If you guys weren't wearing modern jackets (and not a bunch of old farts), I would've thought that that was a scene from Young Guns!



I looked and felt cool COLD and you're correct about old like dirt, especially since one mare from hell was giving a friend fits so while trying to adjust its attitude, it threw me into the dirt.  She went right then left so fast I was still going right, but it's okay, the pistol broke my fall!  You can trace the outline on my backside! :o

No notice Tat!

And a war story to go along with it!

EXCELLENT!
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: Flyin6 on April 06, 2016, 08:58:39 PM
2012 with 100k? My 06 has just 125k.
My 11 has 50K
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: Wilbur on April 06, 2016, 09:22:59 PM
Got my spare tire loose and aired up...be away the next couple of days and realized I should check the spare. Well the great way GM hides it under the a** end coupled with living in salt land means the mechanism to lower it has rusted nicely into one ball of crap.

So watch videos on YouTube to see how guys do it. Watch how they jack it and angle it and use a screwdriver in one place, take off the license plate and reach through on another. All because GM added a lock, I mean safety latch, in case the cable breaks. After watching it all and appreciating the hours people spent doing it and videoing it for me to watch I grabbed the angle grinder, went through one wheel but had it off in about 20 minutes. Aired it up, threw it in the back and called it good. The yukon's got 240k on it and is not long for this world. I wasn't going to try to save a rusted blob of metal.
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: OldKooT on April 06, 2016, 09:35:43 PM
Fine I will never talk to any of you on the phone again!! LoL

Yah underbody spare tires = a dumb concept from day one.

I just ordered 4 70 link carbide chains for my 20" bar from a local saw shop. He told me part of the reason I might be killing chains is my saw isn't exactly OEM. So being tuned to run hard with the 36" bar and then dropping to a 60" bar is likely a bit more rpm under load than the chains like. This may explain the smoke coming off the bar even under full oiling.

So, I have to now find a saw that will be happy with the 20" bar and leave the bigger bar on the big Echo. Why not....everyone needs 5 saws right?

My wife bought a white board and declared I need to make a shopping list for the crew cab project...so tonight I wrote on it. "everything"  She wasn't amused.







Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: Flyin6 on April 06, 2016, 09:48:31 PM
Sorry Norm...
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: JR on April 06, 2016, 10:44:18 PM
I'm not sorry at all. We kinda both wanted to talk to each other. I think we even talked about things we meant too.

Falling on your gun is better than falling on your sword for sure!

Most of us need spares, some more than 1 as you can't just fix a tire anymore like you used to. Not that don't have a plug kit handy all the time.
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: KensAuto on April 06, 2016, 11:14:35 PM
Ok, I'm sorry as well.


(I'm just sucking up cuz I might wanna peak at your barn finds one day)
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: Sammconn on April 06, 2016, 11:49:18 PM
2012 with 100k? My 06 has just 125k.
My 11 has 50K
JR your 06 is a baby. I'm sitting around 210k.
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: OldKooT on April 06, 2016, 11:53:12 PM
So what are we all going to do tomorrow? I may go junking...
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: KensAuto on April 06, 2016, 11:55:28 PM
I'm putting a compressor on my truck.....still.

Maybe a new thread: WRUDT (What R U Doing Tomorrow)
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: Dawg25385 on April 06, 2016, 11:56:01 PM
You can never have too many chainsaws


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Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: Sammconn on April 07, 2016, 12:26:26 AM
Oh forgot. Changed out shocks today. Was going to do them last night, but had leaking hard line for rear brakes. So was going to let the garage do it. He was too busy. Ate a ton of dirt, but have brakes and shocks again.
And the face armour has been carved off for the year. A little premature as it turned out this morning. Somehow -25 is cold without it.
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: CHEVSILVER1500 on April 07, 2016, 06:19:25 AM
2012 with 100k? My 06 has just 125k.
My 11 has 50K


My 13 has 20k
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: Farmer Jon on April 07, 2016, 07:00:14 AM
So what are we all going to do tomorrow? I may go junking...

You can come over here and help pick up rocks or pull fence out. The wind is only going to gust 50 mph. On second thought I think we might just stay in the shop again today.
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: OldKooT on April 07, 2016, 08:29:31 AM
Wrecking fence sounds like more fun than building them.... And yeah, the winds been rather intense even for Nebraska. With some luck I will get something accomplished today...but first I am stuck here at the farm waiting for a fella to show up and explain why our scale doesn't work.
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: cruizng on April 07, 2016, 12:18:21 PM
2012 with 100k? My 06 has just 125k.
My 11 has 50K


My 13 has 20k

Is more miles good or bad??? LOL

My '08 has 87K on it.
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: cudakidd53 on April 07, 2016, 01:11:57 PM
I have more miles on mine, because I live in the land of Entitlement and need to drive farther to get away from mouth breathers than all the rest of you do........!
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: Nate on April 07, 2016, 03:30:25 PM
I think we might just stay in the shop again today.

guess you have time to finish that smoker you are building!

I am stuck here at the farm waiting for a fella to show up and explain why our scale doesn't work.

hopefully he has a good excuse.

I have more miles on mine, because I live in the land of Entitlement and need to drive farther to get away from mouth breathers than all the rest of you do........!

I call BULLcrap mike! 
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: Farmer Jon on April 07, 2016, 03:45:00 PM
I actually ordered the expanded metal to finish it last week. Went this morning to pick it up. They got the wrong size. Holes are too big. Won't have it until Tuesday.

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Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: Flyin6 on April 07, 2016, 04:06:58 PM
So what are we all going to do tomorrow? I may go junking...
No you're not!

Get buzy on that pro rollin big truck thing you, I mean Kay is building!
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: Flyin6 on April 07, 2016, 04:09:04 PM
You can never have too many chainsaws


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Or too many threads!
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: cudakidd53 on April 07, 2016, 04:39:59 PM
RealMan: more threads than a clothing factory! 😆
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: Flyin6 on April 07, 2016, 06:06:33 PM
RealMan: more threads than a clothing factory! 😆

Makes me want to crochet up a sweater for my dog!
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: stlaser on April 07, 2016, 06:19:34 PM
Might get in better with those neighbors of yours if you did...... ::)
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: Flyin6 on April 07, 2016, 06:30:10 PM
Might get in better with those neighbors of yours if you did...... ::)
The one who Ranger attacked?
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: JR on April 07, 2016, 06:31:35 PM
I have more miles on mine, because I live in the land of Entitlement and need to drive farther to get away from mouth breathers than all the rest of you do........!

Wanna bet!!!!!!!

10k or so is about right, I was doing 15.
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: stlaser on April 07, 2016, 06:36:39 PM
Might get in better with those neighbors of yours if you did...... ::)
The one who Ranger attacked?

Correct, see you would be getting in sync w/ their lovey dovey nittin nature!  ;D
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: JR on April 07, 2016, 09:26:51 PM
Got a 3/4 air gun at HF for diff setup help and those stubborn bolts. Ordered a stand for the miter saw.

Bug bombed the house (darn cats)

Took the youngest to sell BSA camp cards.
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: Bigdave_185 on April 07, 2016, 11:33:19 PM
Work, school, work, home, homework, food, homework, homework, homework.  Bed!


Raising boys into RealMen!!
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: OldKooT on April 08, 2016, 08:28:31 AM
I went junking for a while, then I washed my pickup. I then came home and got some parts rounded up for the Crew Cab and that's about it. Today if time allows I may strip some parts off a parts truck for the crew. 
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: Flyin6 on April 08, 2016, 08:56:05 AM
Might get in better with those neighbors of yours if you did...... ::)
The one who Ranger attacked?

Correct, see you would be getting in sync w/ their lovey dovey nittin nature!  ;D

Maybe I should try!



OK, that stupid thought passed, back to reality!

Let's go shoot or build somethin'
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: Flyin6 on April 08, 2016, 09:00:12 AM
Got a 3/4 air gun at HF for diff setup help and those stubborn bolts. Ordered a stand for the miter saw.

Bug bombed the house (darn cats)

Took the youngest to sell BSA camp cards.

Hey, speakin' of HF air guns

Check out the cyclic rate of fire from that framing nailer shootin' the 3.5" ring shanked framing nails.

Figure you set a clip or two out in the weather to rust up a bit, then when the Peaceful Bernie people come to convert you to Islam or make you gay, you can take them and their girly assistants out with a small fully charged compressor.

Nail gunz rock!
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: Nate on April 08, 2016, 09:09:34 AM
so norm, what was the excuse for the scale not working?
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: Nate on April 08, 2016, 09:10:17 AM
I get to drive to Waco at around noonish to pick up my trailer.
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: Flyin6 on April 08, 2016, 09:39:55 AM
I get to drive to Waco at around noonish to pick up my trailer.

My pastor is from Waco...Had a church down there...Was just down there for a revival or something like that.

He raves about the place. I flew over it a few times, refueled at the airport...pretty green eyed blonde girl fillin' up my Hook while by crew chiefs checked her out!

I just know they were prayin' the thing would break on crank so they could weave that into a week of mis-ordered and late arriving wrong parts...
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: EL TATE on April 08, 2016, 04:17:04 PM
Yesterday at the restaurant, I banged out 12 fried chicken dinners, 15 burgers and 5 pizzas between 6-9. Then the grease trap on the main grey line clogged and the snake I pulled out of the tool room had rusted solid from the great tool care that was given previously. I then punched out and went home. tonight I'm cooking for 12+ at my friends place down on the waterfront at sunset. I'm sure that will suck, lol.
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: Nate on April 09, 2016, 08:09:40 AM
So i made 700 miles on 41 gal of fuel at roughly 80mph in a head wind, and it took 9.5hrs.

Got to the fleabag motel 6, got my cpap machine all layed out and hooked up and realized i forgot the darned mask.  So i did not sleep at all last night....

I pick trailer up in 1 hour, so ill get a pic or 3 then.
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: TexasRedNeck on April 09, 2016, 08:36:00 AM
Safe travels, Nate.  Tip the middle finger to Janet Reno while you are there
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: Nate on April 09, 2016, 10:41:08 PM
Well, i made it home alive.  Ill post play by play tomorrow, because im too darned tired to care right now as im waiting for my homemade sleepy concoction to take effect!

so ill leave you all with this.

Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: TexasRedNeck on April 09, 2016, 11:46:54 PM
Attended a dinner with 180 warriors.  Ride2Recovery helps heal wounded and PTSD soldiers.  Tomorrow we ride in honor of Clay Hunt who lost his battle with PTSD 4 years ago.  Monday kicks off a 447 mile ride over 6 days from Houston to Arlington.

I took my family with me and my two daughters got to see first hand the effect of war.  Teaching them young to appreciate the sacrifice of our men and women in uniform.

eh, and did a few other things like installed a new ISP modem and programmed a new wireless network, replaced a brake cable on the wifes bicycle and tuned up the rear derailleur
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: TexasRedNeck on April 10, 2016, 11:51:42 AM
Just finished a 25 mile ride with some awesome soldiers. Rode in Nate's honor. (http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160410/9d71dc66e06e20e5de1cdacfe117df40.jpg)
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Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: stlaser on April 10, 2016, 01:43:27 PM
Pretty Cool!
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: KensAuto on April 10, 2016, 01:52:49 PM
Nice Tex, Nice.
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: JR on April 10, 2016, 01:57:20 PM
Great work, looks like fun.

Is that you showing your best side??
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: Sammconn on April 10, 2016, 02:27:00 PM
Well I can't touch what Charles did yesterday, but I trudged through 500 odd meters of knee to waist deep snow pathfinding a trail across my island. Been at this too long to not have it in yet. I've slashed most of what needs done according to the walk, marked and delimbed the trees to make the next step doable in the summer. Then it will be clearing to the peat and I'll have my trail.
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: BobbyB on April 10, 2016, 03:27:05 PM
Went and did some grocery shopping. Still have no idea why stores don't open until 1000 on Sundays. I'm up early and want to get stuff done, right away not sit in a parking lot and wait.
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: JR on April 10, 2016, 03:48:32 PM
I got a chair for the shower and took a shower, no pics though,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: Wilbur on April 10, 2016, 06:00:47 PM
Did some work...then fixed a faucet that mysteriously had low hot water pressure...just some gurry in it...replaced the switch in my sump pump so will get rid of the water under my deck. May have to drive the oldest half way back to NYC bit just relaxing now. :)
Title: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: TexasRedNeck on April 10, 2016, 06:20:06 PM



Is that you showing your best side??

Yea sir. I have a face for radio


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Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: Nate on April 10, 2016, 06:25:54 PM
thank you is about all I can say to something like that. 

Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: JR on April 10, 2016, 07:00:06 PM

Yea sir. I have a face for radio


What holds your pants up?
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: stlaser on April 10, 2016, 07:41:14 PM
Well moved pantry racks around storage room in basement. Organizing & making better use of space as I need to build shelving for wife's tubs of (important stuff) junk this week. Cleaned & organized work bench in garage. Dug out tube bender & notcher for pipe. Looked at notcher for awhile & think I came up with a pretty slick re use of the stock hitch on the jeep to make a remove able mount on my welding table for it. I'll detail that build / reuse in a separate thread later.
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: Nate on April 10, 2016, 08:26:33 PM
Ok, so let me take a few and talk about me almost literally craptin my britches yesterday and how my trip went. 

So Friday evening I arrive at the motel (motel 6) that is about 1/10th of a mile from the trailer dealership.  Got into my room and the first thing I did was load a round into the chamber of the .40 (really trashy place!) 

I took a look around to see what I was having to deal with and found that the fart fan has no cover and is about to fall out of the ceiling if it is disturbed, all of the drywall above the door in the bathroom is missing and you can see the interior of the wall, the shower curtain rod is about to fall off the wall, there was some nasty funk growing around the edge of the tile in the bath tub/shower, and the ceiling in the main room has massive nasty looking water spots all over it.  Whatever!  It was $40 and I had only planned on being there for like 6.5 hrs (enough to get a few minutes of sleep) and back on the road.  Plus, I have stayed in worse places in Afghanistan / Iraq.

So as I took note of everything that I was dealing with, I got my CPAP machine all laid out and hooked up only to find out that I brought everything except the darned mask (kind of an important piece).  So needless to say, I only got about 30 minutes of continuous sleep (I ended up being awake for 42 hours total).  Whatever, no big deal, I have gone up to 4 days with sleep like this before (when I was 20 and in very good shape). 

0630 rolls around and I pack my stuff up and hit a diner just up the next exit for a little egg white garden omelet.  Yeah you read the right!  Literally sitting in one place for close to 48 hours with almost no movement and eating heavy fatty foods is not very good for the body or the ticker.  When I travel long distances, I eat lots of fruits (not apples because they have lots of fiber and make you have to poop) and nuts, beef jerky, chew a lot of gum (since I have become tobacco free for over a year now) and consume large amounts of water and caffeinated beverages (this is really the only time that you will ever catch me drinking an energy drink like monster / red bull / etc) like coffee or an energy drink.  Tracey really hates riding with me, because the only time I stop is when I need fuel.  Maybe I just learned to ignore the pain of a full bladder? ???

0730 I pull up to the trailer dealer (which wasn?t supposed to open till 0800) and found that the awesome front desk lady (who is the one that is really in charge of things) was already there and willing to get things finalized for my purchase.  Annie is the bomb!  We go out and take a look at the trailer.  Well I could tell right from the beginning that what they were selling me was not some regular production cookie cutter model (but that?s what the paperwork says).  Not sure who has experience with enclosed cargo trailers or not, so if I am saying something that you done understand please ask and ill clarify.  This thing has the extra 6? of height, the massive 48? side door, 3/4? (darned near 5/8?) drymax floor http://www.buildgp.com/cargo-panels or https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zZU5as9DP70 some pretty nice looking wheels and an upgrade to some gladiator E range tires.  Well, the more I talked to Annie about this trailer, I found out that this was a special order that somebody backed out of and it had been sitting at the plant for a hot minute (there is a wells cargo plant in Waco, TX. Which I drove 3 blocks from and didn?t know it).  Well the folks at Guthrie trailer sales got a hold of this trailer for a dirt cheap price and passed the saving right along to me. 

I told Annie lets finalize the deal and It took her all of 20 minutes to complete the registration and all of the additional paperwork to get me on my way.  Once all of the paperwork was complete, I pulled my truck around back and they began to get the weight distribution hitch setup finalized.  (yes, there is a bit of setup that you have to do for each vehicle/trailer combo if you want it to ride and perform correctly.)  As they were getting that completed, Preston (the sales guy) walked me thru things on the trailer and even threw in a $100 hitch lock at no charge to me.

So the bottom line is, I got a mid level Wells Cargo special order cargo trailer that would normally cost around 12K for 8K out the door.  The folks at Guthrie Trailer Sales really do go the extra mile to ensure that you are completely satisfied and taken care of.  Thank you Annie and Preston!

So now comes the part of the ride home where I almost shat my britches.  I came down I-10 to I-20 to HWY 6 (eastland area / about 1 hour west of Fort Worth).  I took the same route back home.  Well the trailer pulled like a dream all the way up HWY 6 (torrential downpour the whole way mixed with construction areas up to 10 miles long).  About 3 miles from getting back on to I-20, I noticed that the trailer was getting a little squirrely.  Well the farther I went (I never go above 70 while pulling a trailer!!!!!!) the more the trailer began to shake around.  Well as I am looking in my mirror to keep an eye on the trailer and looking at the road in front of me, I am suddenly going sideways at 70 MPH across 2 lanes of interstate with my trailer at 90deg to my truck. 

Being that I grew up in northern WI. And had 20 years of driving VERY LARGE vehicles for the US Army, I learned how to operate vehicles in all kinds of slippery conditions as well as how to get out of them.  As I applied corrective steering / braking / accelerating techniques, I righted the truck and trailer in the right lane and slowed down to take the approaching exit.  I came to a stop on the frontage road shoulder and exited the truck while taking a few deep breaths, checking to make sure that I didn?t literally crap or piss myself as well as look over the truck and trailer to ensure that there was no visible damage.  I took a closer look at the front steering / suspension to ensure that something didn?t just give way, and all looked good.  I took a few more minutes to calm the heart rate and then got back up on the interstate.  Well about 1 mile down the road the same thing almost happened again, just not as bad (probably because I was expecting it for some reason).  Well I spent the next 5 miles and 3 exits trying different hitch connections (with weight distro bars / without distro bars / lowered hitch assembly / etc) as per the folks at Guthrie Trailer with no noticeable effects.

I have come to this conclusion!  The height and size of the trailer as well as it being completely empty along with large amounts of rain coming down did not place enough weight onto the drive axle causing the trailer to act like a massive wind sail and throw the combination all over the road!  So I pulled off the road for a bit to let the wind / rain die down some and then continue on my way.  The rest of the trip was completely quiet and uneventful.       


Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: stlaser on April 10, 2016, 08:45:53 PM
Wow! Good story Nate, sounds like a very nice trailer for a very nice price.

I dislike bumper pull trailers, probably because once I pulled a gooseneck there was no turning back. Glad you corrected it & got home unscathed.
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: Nate on April 10, 2016, 10:04:41 PM
Thx shawn.  If i had reason to pull trailers more than i do, i would definately utilize the goose neck hitch thats in the bed of the truck.  But seeing as i dont pull that much, i like to have the cap on the bed for security and to keep things dry.
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: stlaser on April 10, 2016, 10:07:59 PM
Copy, assume you're making a move in the not so distant future?
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: JR on April 10, 2016, 10:11:13 PM
Sounds like a trailer I got down in Las Vegas a few years back. You build up from the base model, add height, width, LED lights and so forth. I saved lots of $$$ both in payment and taxes as the invoice was for the base trailer only.

My trip was a little less adventurous with just a little wind but mine was planned with no sleep.

Glad you made it back without any real incident. Also glad I have no reason for a breathing machine.

Nice trailer!!
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: Wilbur on April 10, 2016, 10:34:55 PM
Dang that would get ones attention! Nice save. Glad you and the new trailer made it home in 1 piece.
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: Bear9350 on April 11, 2016, 08:39:00 AM
It has still been getting below freezing around here at night so the ground has been hard in the morning.  Took advantage of it and dropped a couple dead trees around the yard.  We have a few box elders I have been working on cleaning up the last couple of years.  I didn't measure the big one but I have an 18" bar on the saw and my cuts didn't overlap by much, probably close to 30" across.  Dropped a couple of them then started working on cleanup till the ground got soft and the sun on the plowed field started turning everything to mud around 10.  Called it quits on that for the day and worked on getting trim cut, painted and installed the rest of the day.

Sunday morning I got out for a couple hours before church, hooked and dragged the rest of the trees out to where I will cut them up for firewood later and finished cleaning up.  After church I continued working on the trim.  Should finish the door trim tonight and be able to start on the base boards tomorrow.
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: BobbyB on April 11, 2016, 09:19:01 AM
first thing I did was load a round into the chamber of the .40 (really trashy place!) 


So as I took note of everything that I was dealing with, I got my CPAP machine all laid out and hooked up only to find out that I brought everything except the darned mask (kind of an important piece).


Didn't have it chambered already?

Oh so you retire from the Army and forget all about PCCs and PCIs... for shame!


 ;D
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: OldKooT on April 11, 2016, 10:42:29 AM
Nate...glad ya got home safe. Sounds like you scored a nice trailer after some adventure.

Our weekend... Fri evening  was spent listening to my wife play 1970's rock n roll on her sax's for about 6 hours. This is the first time she's played on stage in quite some time, and she brought down the house along with the rest of the band. It just goes to show, if a dear friend breaks his hand Fri morning and needs a saxophonist ASAP, that you can get my wife back on a stage with her horn reluctantly... good times, and great music.

Sat we left home about 3pm for a drive North and East. The plan was to get a room, and attend a huge swap meet Sunday and score some cool junk. I had unloaded Patch of all excess space robbing junk (read bed mounted took box) to make room for planned purchases. Patch had other ideas about 100 miles from home.... first Patch decided to once again crap a voltage regulator. I didn't notice immediately and well once again, I found myself in the middle of nowhere with a boiling battery and a Dodge truck. This time with no tools...

So after unplugging the regulator...we limped into the closest town of size and found a parts store. We bought a regulator and a battery yet again...and then headed to a friends place for repairs. Patch was also cutting out every bump we hit...sometimes we couldn't maintain 25mph. I guess one issue wasn't enough as Patch had to have two problems at the same time.  Either or... we made it to our friends by 7pm. 15 Minutes latter it had a new regulator, a new battery, and we found the wire to the fuel cut off solenoid had broken.... so that was our cutting out issue. Patch is ready to go so... 

We decided to just stay at our friends after he pointed out he had a spare bedroom, steak and beer. Kay made some killer Steaks and the fixings while us men handled beer disposal.

5am Sunday: We go to leave, Patch fires right up...we say goodbye and head to the swap meet. We arrive 7am ish and then the drama starts. We had parked the truck, Kay had gotten out of the truck and was trying to get her bag out of the trucks bed and some guy just flat hits our trucks bumper with his F350, hard. Knocked Kay out of the trucks bed and sprawled her on the grass. I run around to see if she's ok... the dudes backing up and tearing off across the grassy field we were parked in. By the time I get around the truck, Kay's on foot after the truck at a dead run. Now... she's shedding her back pack, her flannel shirt and picking up speed. I mutter a few things under my breath and go in pursuit of the angry Squaw. This chick can MOVE.. she has the truck almost caught as the drivers trying to find a way through the ditch to the road, and on a dead run I stepped in a hole and down I went. My bad left knee wasn't impressed with my navigation so yah. While I am trying to get up on one leg, the trucks driver exits the field. Kay's 10' too short and he gets away, probably for the best.

So Kay drags me back to Patch, shoves tosses me into the Passenger seat and declares we are going to the ER. She then dumps half a cooler of ice in her shirt, ties it on my knee and we head to the city. In the 50 mile drive I manage to convince her I will live without visiting a Dr, so we just headed home.

She fixed Rainbow trout for supper and here I sit Monday...prolly should have seen the Dr, but I am not telling her that.



Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: Flyin6 on April 11, 2016, 11:17:05 AM
Well, first of all, Glad Kay isn't hurt from the II (Idiot Impact)

Second, I'm glad you are too, and Norm, get it looked at, start on super green supplements (Reduces inflamation) and get well soon

Finally, 1st Ranger Battalion is putting together a band...Kay available?

Gotta play an instrument, and be a real Ranger!
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: JR on April 11, 2016, 11:35:42 AM
Some little adventure there Norm. Something tells me if she had got him she would have got the better of him (wimps run).

So I guess the the knee is a little better today? Any damage to patch?

Why not change to a GM alt in patch? Seems to be a constant issue. Or at least carry a spare reg and add a over-voltage light to stop cooking batteries. 
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: Bigdave_185 on April 11, 2016, 12:23:02 PM
(http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160411/12ae57100e08a3189c9a2e79b3823339.jpg)

I rode an empty buss from campus to my car
It was nice.  No fat smelly bacon kids


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Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: OldKooT on April 11, 2016, 12:33:19 PM
Kay has too many irons in the fire now. But try convincing her of that.

The knee is swollen and angry but I'll survive. I was out in the shop trying to find my workbench earlier, and I can hobble around fairly well considering. I am going to rest it now for a hour or two so when Kay gets home I can fake it being fine until the Dr's office is closed LoL

As for the charging system.... Yeah, I have zero faith in aftermarket replacement regulators at this point. I am going to wire up a Ford Mechanical regulator for the time being, and then switch over to a Leece Neville 555 model alternator and solve the issue permanently.

I am determined to have less fun on the weekends. This is getting painful and expensive.

Patch is fine other than a slightly tweaked bumper. I think my Pintle hitch took most the impact. He knocked the truck forward about 6' when he hit us.


Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: EL TATE on April 11, 2016, 12:42:15 PM
Completed a few Honey-do's. under the stairs was a mess, so that had to go. re-stacked the kindling and leveled the dirt, add a couple pavers and gravel to complete the transformation.
then got the two little side gardens, and her flower gardens prepped for color.
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: EL TATE on April 11, 2016, 12:43:18 PM
this is the underside of the stairs at completion. nothing fancy, just better than it was.
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: KensAuto on April 11, 2016, 12:54:56 PM
Dang, you guys have me beat.

I bought a couch, reclined back and watched tv for once.
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: OldKooT on April 11, 2016, 12:59:37 PM
Looking good Tate, but that wheelbarrow made me wince. It reminded me Kay was less than happy to find out I used the wheelbarrow for as she put it "nefarious reasons" a few years ago as a firewall indentation in a project car. She will want to redo mulch soon....the subject will come back up LoL

I am thinking Ken had the most relaxing weekend.
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: Wilbur on April 11, 2016, 01:41:12 PM
Darn Norm! That's scary. I assumed the idiot hit the front of the truck. You mean Kay was in the back and he ran into the back? Did she have her shorts on?  ;)

Sorry to hear about knee too....bad deal.

That was a tough week end. Glad its not worse.
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: JR on April 11, 2016, 03:49:59 PM
Watch that knee Norm, mine are both hurting (body isn't made for 1 to lift the all the weight and kneel on the other for weeks).

I like the mech alt idea or an GM version, the way I will go with the swap.
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: Flyin6 on April 11, 2016, 03:54:21 PM
(http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160411/12ae57100e08a3189c9a2e79b3823339.jpg)

I rode an empty buss from campus to my car
It was nice.  No fat smelly bacon kids


Raising boys into RealMen!!
Looks like the Comair Crew Bus that would take me to incarceration and later to freedom
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: Nate on April 11, 2016, 03:57:37 PM
no bobby, I haven't forgotten, im just not at the point of feeling the need to be in red status all the time yet.
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: halsey on April 11, 2016, 07:15:03 PM

Norm.. careful on the weekends!

i'm curious about that Leece Neville and how it will solve the charging problem. My w350 has been known to go through some regulators and the aftermarket ones are so bad I buy 2-3 at a time to get one that lasts. Sometimes they go in a week.

Jeff
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: cudakidd53 on April 11, 2016, 08:29:33 PM
So, like Nate, I had a "tighty whitey" moment driving yesterday.  Here's the link to the story-

http://whotv.com/2016/04/10/no-injuries-after-car-pinned-underneath-semi-in-dangerous-area/

I'm driving home from a dog event in the Dmax going about 75 in the left lane and have a tanker semi in the center lane to my right and I'm about mid trailer overtaking him in traffic.  I hear a crunch, bam, boom and catch the front end of a white car coming 90 degrees to my right front UNDER THE TANKER!  Thankfully old racing muscle memory takes over and I swerve to the shoulder and slam the throttle down, watching this car in my side mirror, windshield at that time smoked white inside from airbags tilting multiple angles as the truck drags it along under it with tires and metal squealing and the semi and all traffic disappeared in my mirror.  Pushed the BlondeStar button and requested emergency services- I didn't stop due to the weaving traffic behind me and the fact that I didn't see what caused the event, just how it was during the event!  I also didn't want to see carnage......figured praying while I shook was the best I could do as I drove down the road making the report to Iowa authorities.

Praise report was when my buddy whom I called who was still at dog event saw it on the evening news and NOBODY WAS INJURED!

Today, went to work, thankful that God watched over me, as he reminded me how close to death we are every day!  Dropped off artwork and display pedestals for a student show, got the flat-top touched up, and had lunch with a retired friend, went back to work to a meaningless meeting, came home and mowed the lawn, and then read a bunch of amazing stuff y'all did the last few days!
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: Nate on April 11, 2016, 09:01:03 PM
I know exactly where that is at, I have driven that corner many times going back to the home area in WI!
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: Sammconn on April 11, 2016, 10:39:30 PM
All I was waiting for was a stone through the back window or something.
Glad you both faired ok, not that an angry knee is 'ok' in any world.
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: cudakidd53 on April 12, 2016, 06:47:11 AM
Sorry to hear about the knee Norm, glad Mrs. K is okay.  Now, since Kay clearly had the jump on you and was closing, why didn't you fire-up the truck and run them down in a mechanized fashion?  You're much better at fixing broke vehicles than you are are growing new knee tissue!

Get to the saw bones and get it fixed right.
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: OldKooT on April 12, 2016, 07:56:16 AM
Cuda..... sobering story, glad it all ended basically well.

I am sure the knee will recover. It's been a bum knee now for a few decades. As of last night, I could put weight on it and not see stars, all is getting well.

Spent the evening after an amazing supper of pepper stuffed chicken and trimmings, watching oceans 11.  I like simple times....


Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: EL TATE on April 12, 2016, 08:29:47 AM
Good food, good flick, good company. Sounds like good medicine to me.
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: Bigdave_185 on April 13, 2016, 12:17:44 AM
I taught the boys about some fly tying knots for the fishing meritbadge.  The double surgeons knot, the turle knot, the Palomar knot and the bloods knot.  The boys catch on fast but struggle with the small fishing line.  I will bring some paracord next time to teach with.  And next week we are fishing for some lake trout


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Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: BobbyB on April 13, 2016, 04:25:43 PM
Bought a new pair of work boots, and I'm currently working on breaking them in.
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: Sammconn on April 13, 2016, 10:49:21 PM
Picked up steering box, pitman arm, idler assembly and arm...
Passed on the new callipers i was contemplating as this tapped me for today.
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: Bigdave_185 on April 15, 2016, 01:45:31 PM
Well, 70 in a 55 can be a bad deal
(http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160415/39626a012991f836370b3abdae794bf7.jpg)
He was a nice UHP for the first time in my life he let me off with a warning to slow down


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Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: Wilbur on April 15, 2016, 02:32:04 PM
Someone was smiling at you Dave for sure.  :) Good karma!

cuda I had a similar thing happen about 30 years ago. A semi had lost a tire in the middle of a highway.....a car swerved to avoid it and the woman driving stuck the front end under a semi....the semi dragged the car down the road for a bit (car literally sideways to the road)....then it spit out the car now going backwards....the car slammed against the guardrail in the median and I watched the driver (who was now facing me) get thrown out through the passenger window into the guardrail. I stopped and ran over to her....she was clearly in shock....I grabbed a blanket from her car and covered her....only a little bit of blood from a cut on her forehead. I held her hand and started asking her questions to try to keep her conscious....what is your name...what day is this...where do you live...stuff like that. Fortunately a paramedic on the other side had seen the accident and came over to help. He took over so I got her purse from her car which had opened up all over, stuffed everything in it and tucked it under her arm so it would go with her to the hospital. I could hear ambulances etc. I gave my business card to the paramedic to give to the cops and left. I was about 5 minutes from my office at the time so I went inside (this was about 6 or 7 at night so it was empty). I sat down in a dark room and just sat there for almost an hour unable to move. Just shaking. I checked the papers but didn't see any notices of it so I assume she lived. But scary as s**t for sure.
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: Bigdave_185 on April 15, 2016, 08:51:24 PM
My co scout master gave me a 14 inch craftsman chainsaw.  I cleaned and oiled it and made it run like a clock picture to come


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Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: Sammconn on April 15, 2016, 10:15:19 PM
Picked up boat yesterday afternoon. Proceeded to drive through the night to avoid the extra traffic on the road, which was a good idea. Freezing rain, snow, wind were all the flavour of the day.
So according to plan hit the gravel at 23:00 for the last 200 miles. Well it was gooey, greasy, nasty for the first 100 odd miles, then out of the blue turned to pure ice. Good news was I was going so slow from the mud and rock that the ice didn't matter. And at 04:30 I rolled in the driveway, boat home mission accomplished.
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: JR on April 15, 2016, 11:02:03 PM
Dropped off older boy for Scout Camporee, will go see tomorrow as I can't really "camp" where they are.

Watched my other son play basketball and daughter had volleyball (last game of the leagues)

All 3 are away for the night, first time in 13 years!! 
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: Nate on April 16, 2016, 10:53:32 AM
well you better take the frau out for some quality time then!
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: Wilbur on April 16, 2016, 11:17:01 AM
well you better take the frau out for some quality time then!

Or just stay in and bask in the silence! (Which my wife and I did the first time that happened in years) :) ha!
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: cudakidd53 on April 16, 2016, 07:28:45 PM
Changed oil in the Dmax then rented a tiller and divided all of the Hostas and replanted them in the freshly tilled bed.  Way more work than I figured - I'm whooped from wrestling that tiller on ground that hasn't been turned in 15 years- Hostas haven't been split in 7.
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: Bigdave_185 on April 16, 2016, 09:05:02 PM
Played with a tile saw a bit more.  (http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160417/7f770ac6d350ea0b650c5891697af211.jpg)


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Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: Farmer Jon on April 17, 2016, 08:19:44 AM
We got our first paying job for the side dumps this week. The county is building a new jail. We got on with the excavating company to help haul in fill dirt.
Yesterday I broke both shocks AND shock mounts on the front drive axle.  I don't know how but I did it. At least now I know what I will be doing Monday.
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: BobbyB on April 17, 2016, 11:04:05 AM
Well I did errands yesterday and last night hung out with a couple friends at a bonfire in one of their's backyard. So I'm really just enjoying the sun and warm air.
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: OldKooT on April 17, 2016, 02:31:38 PM
Yesterday....I wanted to build a moat around the house, but as it turned out I actually just mowed. After that I spent a few hours fixing a sliding shed door that after 100 years, decided it required some attention.

I also planted trees, spread mulch, cleaned up some junk and in general just got some odd chores out of the way before it rains anymore.
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: cudakidd53 on April 17, 2016, 09:57:16 PM
Today put FENCING around the Hostas from yesterday - seems the dogs just love those tasty shoots!  Caught the youngest one finishing off one clump in seconds!  Decided to add a pair of pear trees while I was at it - sticks really, sure hope they grow quick!

Hey Norm- what's the secret farmer application for crappy compacted soil?  Front yard always looks and feels hard and water drains off the slope quickly - fear the front only got a skim coat of topsoil 15 years ago!
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: JR on April 17, 2016, 10:02:40 PM
well you better take the frau out for some quality time then!

Tried, but didn't work out.
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: Farmer Jon on April 18, 2016, 07:54:17 AM
Busy day. Went to church with my daughter. she lives 2 towns over with her mother. Then come home and started the garden. It should have been done a week ago but the wind will not stop blowing. I keep waiting for a nice day. That day never came. While at church I decided to hell with the wind. Come hell or high water Im getting something done.

Got a bunch of these hog feeders a took apart to use as raised beds. They are getting tomatoes this year.

Got the disk and planter out for sweet corn.

Put up some old hog gates for the cucumbers, watermelon, cantaloupe and pumpkins to climb on. We hauled a crap ton of them off for scrap iron. I should have kept more back.
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: Flyin6 on April 18, 2016, 09:56:07 AM
^^^ Good work right there

Old tractor!
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: Nate on April 18, 2016, 10:24:01 AM
pay close attention to how much water you are giving those tomato's.  I figure that you did not poke holes in the bottoms of those feeder troughs, there for the water will not be able to drain from them and will cause root rot.
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: JR on April 18, 2016, 07:13:25 PM
Looks like you got a good start. Reminds me of the old Farmall I used to drive around a job in my youth.
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: Wilbur on April 18, 2016, 09:10:29 PM
While I didn't participate as I was working my wife and youngest had a good day- this being Patriots Day they went to visit the site of America's first gun control act. Which of course was what inspired the shot heard round the world and the Revolution. Pretty cool day to do it. They had a great time seeing the monuments, walking across the bridge, and just appreciating what those farmers did back 241 years ago in Concord MA.
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: Flyin6 on April 18, 2016, 09:28:39 PM
While I didn't participate as I was working my wife and youngest had a good day- this being Patriots Day they went to visit the site of America's first gun control act. Which of course was what inspired the shot heard round the world and the Revolution. Pretty cool day to do it. They had a great time seeing the monuments, walking across the bridge, and just appreciating what those farmers did back 241 years ago in Concord MA.
Been there!

Hat's perpetually off to them and all patriots who draw a line and stand their ground

Honorable men

I hope that all of us here are cut from that same bolt of cloth
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: Farmer Jon on April 19, 2016, 07:45:10 AM
pay close attention to how much water you are giving those tomato's.  I figure that you did not poke holes in the bottoms of those feeder troughs, there for the water will not be able to drain from them and will cause root rot.

There are no bottoms. Even in the old water tanks. They rusted out years ago.

The hog feeders started like this. I took the 2 rings off and scrapped the rest. (not my pic. Found on internet for reference.)
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: OldKooT on April 19, 2016, 08:56:12 AM
Hard soil is usually in need of aeration, lots of aeration and feeding. Also I'd consider compost and in some cases a thin top spreading of sand can help soften soils also.
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: stlaser on April 19, 2016, 09:10:15 AM
In NE Indiana we had a lot of clay mixed in. When working new garden ground I'd haul some sand in with skid loader as OldKoot stated and lay it on top then use tiller & mix it in well. Made for a great planting mixture.
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: cudakidd53 on April 19, 2016, 09:24:03 AM
Thanks Shawn & Norm-

will rent an aerator and make it look like a gaggle of geese had a week long picnic on my front lawn!  Beach party later in the summer!
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: Wilbur on April 19, 2016, 12:34:50 PM
Hey Jon- I use a wooden version of these that I built and covered in 2x4 welded wire. The premise is that as the tomatoes grow the branches that grow into the cage are covered in mulch with then turns them into roots for the plant (much like when initially planting them I lay them down burying all but the top couple of inches of the plants and the leaves/branches that I bury do the same thing). This not only provides a much greater root system to access the nutrients of the mulch you put in the cage but it also provides additional support for them. I don't have to stake them nearly as much using this system. Your hog feeders could do the same thing with some holes cut in the sides. One word of caution (which like most things in my life I learned the hard way!  ::)) I only add mulch enough to bury the branches as they grow larger. The first year I filled them with mulch and then had to try to "weave" the branches into the cages which did not work so well. Much easier if you can just "help" the branches into the cage and then cover them with mulch. It also makes it easier for watering as I just water the cages not the plants themselves.

Dunno if its worth the effort to cut a bunch of holes in what you have but figured I would mention it....

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7074/7155831270_0e34dc6e21_z.jpg)

cuda kill two birds with one stone and get a couple of piglets....they will turn everything post haste. And then go in the freezer for safekeeping!  :D
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: cudakidd53 on April 19, 2016, 12:54:16 PM
Thanks Wilbur, but the Homewreckers Association would frown upon that I fear!
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: Wilbur on April 19, 2016, 01:18:27 PM
Thanks Wilbur, but the Homewreckers Association would frown upon that I fear!

I get that.....no sense of humor from those folks....  >:(
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: Farmer Jon on April 19, 2016, 01:37:06 PM
Hey Jon- I use a wooden version of these that I built and covered in 2x4 welded wire. The premise is that as the tomatoes grow the branches that grow into the cage are covered in mulch with then turns them into roots for the plant (much like when initially planting them I lay them down burying all but the top couple of inches of the plants and the leaves/branches that I bury do the same thing). This not only provides a much greater root system to access the nutrients of the mulch you put in the cage but it also provides additional support for them. I don't have to stake them nearly as much using this system. Your hog feeders could do the same thing with some holes cut in the sides. One word of caution (which like most things in my life I learned the hard way!  ::)) I only add mulch enough to bury the branches as they grow larger. The first year I filled them with mulch and then had to try to "weave" the branches into the cages which did not work so well. Much easier if you can just "help" the branches into the cage and then cover them with mulch. It also makes it easier for watering as I just water the cages not the plants themselves.

Dunno if its worth the effort to cut a bunch of holes in what you have but figured I would mention it....

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7074/7155831270_0e34dc6e21_z.jpg)

cuda kill two birds with one stone and get a couple of piglets....they will turn everything post haste. And then go in the freezer for safekeeping!  :D
I've got some wire fence panels I plan on putting around there once they get going good.

I also had to mix in some sand. The ground has clay in it and can get get rock hard. I also use straw and grass clippings to add as much organic material as possible.

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Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: Sammconn on April 19, 2016, 11:41:04 PM
I found out that this was money well spent. Milwaukee M18 fuel 1/2" drive. It's a monster.
Don't remember the exact specs but it's redicously awesome!

(http://i1134.photobucket.com/albums/m605/sammconn/truck%20stuff/047B8A67-7391-4F64-BF55-CE754B67A815.jpg) (http://s1134.photobucket.com/user/sammconn/media/truck%20stuff/047B8A67-7391-4F64-BF55-CE754B67A815.jpg.html)

Was working on front end tonight. Will add it to the other thread.
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: cudakidd53 on April 23, 2016, 03:09:32 PM
Sprayed weed killer and cooked lunch!
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: Nate on April 23, 2016, 03:23:58 PM
pork chop?
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: Flyin6 on April 23, 2016, 05:14:55 PM
Cut grass, played with the dog, stared at back hoe attachments and wood-mizer portable saw mills...

Getting ready to go out to a fund raiser...skate early from that and get in a movie maybe...
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: cudakidd53 on April 23, 2016, 05:38:27 PM
pork chop?

Yup, it was huge!  In a bulk pack from Costco- guy cutting must not have wanted to risk trimming his nails making it into two.  It was wonderful!
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: JR on April 23, 2016, 08:14:09 PM
Had kids cut the grass (front and back) then took them to a local lake and let them Kayak for a couple hours as I watched. Oldest boy caught a gosling and mad him let it go.

Dinner at a local Black Bear and off to Ikea for a desk chair for the daughter.
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: BobbyB on April 23, 2016, 10:10:24 PM
Looked at an ATV and a Harley. I bought neither.
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: JR on April 24, 2016, 02:25:46 AM
After taking the kids to Kayak (they caught a gosling) we went to dinner at Black Bear. Got a HUGE burger, cheese, bacon, mayo, lettuce and tomato. Got the chair and at 2300 she had to build it. Think I enjoyed it more than her.
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: Wilbur on April 24, 2016, 05:55:11 PM
Mowed the lawn, weeded, spread weed killer, went grocery shopping, brushed the dog. Not a single productive thing sadly. ::)
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: Flyin6 on April 24, 2016, 06:36:35 PM
Went to church
Went to lunch...big family thing
Loaned the daughter money. went shopping at Dicks
Scored to Black T's for the Pre-Rangers with Cammo US flags on the front
Bought some dog food
Taught a self defense class
Came home and discovered we were locked out of the house!
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: JR on April 24, 2016, 07:00:09 PM
Hate when I do that (locked out) But I have key pads on the garage door.
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: OldKooT on April 24, 2016, 07:49:09 PM
Mowed 7 acres of grass, mowed 5 acres of weeds. Sprayed the "good grass" with iron and nitrogen so it grows more *seems counter productive

I also watched my wife plant about 500 flower plants and burned some brush and cleaned the work area in the barn. SO also nothing real productive... we are in Tornado season officially...so time to dodge hail and all that fun stuff tonight.

Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: Farmer Jon on April 24, 2016, 08:01:18 PM
Went to church. Daughters confirmation today. Had a small get together at my ex wife's house. She started yelling and cussing. I dont know why but it reminded why I divorced her. Came home did chicken chores. Went to replant some cucumber plants that didn't make it, but it started raining. So, I sat on the couch the rest of the day watching tv.

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Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: Flyin6 on April 24, 2016, 08:17:35 PM
^^^ Seems like all good Sundays to me

Oh and

I fell asleep siting at my desk, feet all propped up...Nice!
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: OldKooT on April 26, 2016, 06:17:55 PM
Either yr all slacking or you have all done nothing? LoL

This morning I spent arguing with a ornery pickup again *Patch  After temporarily winning the argument of man VS Np205 I went on to more interesting things.

I mowed again, which was relaxing save for hitting a steel fence post that materialized out of nowhere to mess up some blades. I was smart, and had old worn blades on for just such a surprise so...I changed to the new blades. I then washed my Exmark and jumped on the 4020JD for some retro bush whacking a few miles of dicthes. That accomplished killing the rest of the day and due to looming dark clouds and weather service promises of baseball hail and other such fun, I came home. I have now contributed nothing useful to a few threads, and intend to head out to the shop and try and accomplish something that seems project orientated. (likely prep a Np 205 to replaces patches metal filing filled version) I even brought my ear plugs to guard against hail noise on the steel roof.
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: EL TATE on April 26, 2016, 07:01:04 PM
I just worked 3, 16hr shifts at the Jeep Beach show in Daytona Fl, so to everyone who asks, "how was your vacation?", it was 15 min long, at the end of the day when I put my feet in the Atlantic and received the call that I needed to move my butt down to the event parking as everything was being moved inside, the models were lost and the parking was filling up 2hrs prior to start.

And also, not what I did, but what I'll be doing when the parts show up. note the fridge door hangs about 1/2" lower than the freezer. the cam/hinge plastic garbage did what it's supposed to do and failed. Home depot, lowe's, country store, no one has this or has carried them for years, and I was told by the lowe's staff, that most customers just buy a new fridge! found them on Amazon for $9.50.
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: Flyin6 on April 26, 2016, 07:54:04 PM
Either yr all slacking or you have all done nothing? LoL

This morning I spent arguing with a ornery pickup again *Patch  After temporarily winning the argument of man VS Np205 I went on to more interesting things.

I mowed again, which was relaxing save for hitting a steel fence post that materialized out of nowhere to mess up some blades. I was smart, and had old worn blades on for just such a surprise so...I changed to the new blades. I then washed my Exmark and jumped on the 4020JD for some retro bush whacking a few miles of dicthes. That accomplished killing the rest of the day and due to looming dark clouds and weather service promises of baseball hail and other such fun, I came home. I have now contributed nothing useful to a few threads, and intend to head out to the shop and try and accomplish something that seems project orientated. (likely prep a Np 205 to replaces patches metal filing filled version) I even brought my ear plugs to guard against hail noise on the steel roof.
Copy that on the hail!

I got clobbered with hail, four times driving back from the farm. I thought I was gonna lose my windshield twice. Really heavy rain, high winds...just as promised. NWS warning every 3 minutes on the radio.

I'll go out tomorrow and see if I have hail dimples on C-Max
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: TexasRedNeck on April 26, 2016, 08:11:01 PM
Mowed the lawn in the city today.  And in a strangest twist, the guy my wife called to come give us an estimate on cleaning out the beds turned out to be the guy that rear ended my dually last year.  No kidding! In a city of nearly 4M people this guy shows up.

Showered and had dinner and then sat going through some email and found this and am still scratching my head.

Note not only the pair of matching H&Ks but the Colt BAR below....
https://www.armsunlimited.com/Pre86-Heckler-Koch-MP5K-9mm-Submachine-Guns-p/hk-p-mp5k.htm
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: JR on April 26, 2016, 08:17:34 PM
I guess he didn't get the job,,,,,,,,,,

I got some of the same adds, the BAR for 120K is just right!
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: TexasRedNeck on April 26, 2016, 09:24:51 PM
I guess he didn't get the job,,,,,,,,,,

I got some of the same adds, the BAR for 120K is just right!

Actually we havent decided whether to hire him.  I don't hold a grudge about it.  I look at it this way, he's hispanic in Houston and had real insurance with State Farm.  He's a 1 percenter in my book - Actually statistically speaking he's in the top 25%
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: JR on April 26, 2016, 09:38:52 PM
So it wasn't a hit n run then. Things do happen!
Title: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: Bigdave_185 on April 26, 2016, 11:59:00 PM
I started in on my daily drivers brakes. Messed everything up. Broke stuff and left the car on jack stands and gonna keep putting lots of miles on my duramax because brakes suck!!!


Raising boys into RealMen!!
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: Bigdave_185 on April 28, 2016, 09:35:48 AM
Had a much better evening with my Honda Civic,  had a neighbor who is much more patient then i with brakes come and help me put new brake cylinders in the rear of the car, we installed the new pads, we set the parking brake( forgot to do that on the chevy) and left it for the night with some fresh fluid in the lines to seep to the rear and hopefully tomorrow things will be in a better place then today.

I met a new Moto guy at the local ATV store, he is the owner and is super happy to let me test out the New 2016 BETA brand 390 bike.  i think i will take him up on the offer in the late fall.   dropped of the rear tire of my bike so i can get the sand paddle installed on the rim for my weekend trip to Jericho sand dunes (little Sahara)


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Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: EL TATE on May 02, 2016, 10:40:10 AM
Pressure washed. A lot. no side pics, but two story w/ vaulted ceilings = very high on an extension ladder and white knuckles. driveway took almost as long as the house with 12 years of fine dust/silt/moss etc embedded into the washed rock surface. hardi-plank looks almost new now. just need to paint trim around the garage and door on the front porch. Speaking of which; pressure washing the little 1x1 spindles took almost as much time as the rest of the entire porch. now on to staining.
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: KensAuto on May 02, 2016, 11:57:49 AM
Sounds like a lot of work Tator. Looks great!
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: EL TATE on May 02, 2016, 01:55:34 PM
Thanks Ken. Tonight it's aft garden, lawn mowing, and raking out the gravel surrounding the fire pit. might help keep me from getting too stiff if I keep moving right? Tiki torches also need new wicks trimmed and installed. Got a graduation party to get ready for!
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: JR on May 02, 2016, 04:28:38 PM
Took a few steps on bare feet, GOD that that feel good!

Changed the oil in the dmax.
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: EL TATE on May 02, 2016, 04:31:41 PM
Hey progress!
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: Sammconn on May 02, 2016, 09:13:58 PM
I got a box of parts! The right ones.

(http://i1134.photobucket.com/albums/m605/sammconn/truck%20stuff/D191F498-B7A2-406B-A4C0-B7C30000F045.jpg) (http://s1134.photobucket.com/user/sammconn/media/truck%20stuff/D191F498-B7A2-406B-A4C0-B7C30000F045.jpg.html)
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: OldKooT on May 03, 2016, 08:39:03 AM
Yesterday: My wife took the day off for a dentist appointment. We had that handled by 9am and we found ourselves with a day off from work related stuff and it was sunny and 55 degrees.

So while she grabbed the weed dragon and went about roasting some weeds in her gardens and landscaping I decided to work some in the shop. I promptly got yelled at because she caught me carrying the front half of a Dodge frame on my shoulders because I didn't feel like starting the skid loader. In retrospect I suppose I could have wheeled the torch out to the frame and cut it where it laid. But it seemed easier to carry the frame to the shop instead....she stopped lecturing when I lit the torch. Half a frame really isn't that heavy..

So after that I built some shelving near the workbench and found the concept of shelves handy for storing stuff...so I did some storing.

Lunch was a simple affair... she some Philly steak sandwiches while I rooted around in the assorted buildings looking for a 1hp motor to replace the burned up smoking model presently on my little belt sander deal. I found one from "Something" but it had like a dozen wires and it confused me so I decided I'd tackle that some day and went back to organizing.
I found a entire set of Mac combination wrenches...that was a cool find.

About 3pm the grand-kids came to visit so while grandma entertained them I quick snuck what was left of the frame I hauled to the shop back to the iron pile when she wasn't looking. Then myself and the grandson at his insistence worked on "his Bolens" garden tractor. At age 2.5 he's extremely attached to that old wreck so we work on it when he has the mind set...so we completed the modification to the engine swap we had done and fired it up...we rode around on that until supper.

After supper we went down to the gun shop and learned about politics, local news and in general did nothing LoL



Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: Higher Caliber on May 04, 2016, 07:19:13 PM
About 14 years ago I crawled out from under a Great Plains no till drill after nearly setting a wheat field on fire and having the biggest glob of slag you ever saw drip down my shirt collar across my nipple and settle in my belly button and vowed to never don a welding hood ever again! Well today I broke my vow. After getting a bid on porch railing at over 50$ a linear foot I got pissed, took two weeks off work and decided I'm gonna do it myself! Well... So that's what I did today!

It's not like riding a bike but I think I can still lay down a decent bead by golly!(http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160504/5aba79eeeafefa6ce82247c968806ec5.jpg)
My "jig"
(http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160504/99be3df31bda1b8ac8199ffe6550773f.jpg)
Ready for powder coat
(http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160504/599a967311d440e3a3ed9da09805006b.jpg)
Not bad eh??


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Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: JR on May 04, 2016, 07:23:44 PM
I was getting excited when I first read that,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,

Very nice work. I hope metal is cheaper there than here. I have stopped to pick stuff up on the side of the road!

You must need a lot of that with the time to build a jig too. What welder is that, all I can see is green?
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: cudakidd53 on May 04, 2016, 08:17:29 PM
That's VERY nice welding there Blaine!
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: Flyin6 on May 04, 2016, 10:02:54 PM
You did that?

That's great welding!
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: Higher Caliber on May 04, 2016, 10:59:44 PM
Yessir! It is a "pro star" machine. It's praxair's house brand. I just rented it but it's only $1000 unit and I've been pretty impressed so far really! It was praxair's answer to the hobby welder that has been burnt by harbor freight but can't afford a name brand machine. By their admission it is about 50% the machine a miller of the same recipe is at 25% of the price. Honestly I don't know much more about it than that! I got it off the floor and set it up myself and went to melting! I learned how to weld in ag class in high school and had my own small scale fab business when I was a kid. Did mostly fencing and hand rails. I worked for a summer as an apprentice to a pipeline guy my sophomore year.

My dad taught me there were a thousand ways to make a dollar and if you could learn to do all of them, you could make a thousand bucks... I've only learned how to do a couple hundred so far but it's paid off on occasion! Haven't always been a "doctors wife"!


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Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: Sammconn on May 04, 2016, 11:43:30 PM
Looks great Blaine! Don't envy that repetition.

I got rid of a power steering leak today.
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: Flyin6 on May 05, 2016, 08:47:58 AM
Yea, well, that's good work

Much better to build it yourself than to buy! Cheaper, better quality, no skipped anything, and you know what you have.

Good job Airborne!
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: Sammconn on May 06, 2016, 07:37:59 AM
Well at 06:00 I awoke to this.

(http://i1134.photobucket.com/albums/m605/sammconn/yard%20pics/D6ACC29A-D204-4A9B-BB2C-86DC95C9C144.jpg) (http://s1134.photobucket.com/user/sammconn/media/yard%20pics/D6ACC29A-D204-4A9B-BB2C-86DC95C9C144.jpg.html)

Oh snow my friend how have I missed you. You have came back twice this week now...
I am a winter guy, but once the ice is done and I accept summer then let's get on with it.
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: Flyin6 on May 06, 2016, 07:41:23 AM
May???

That's just wrong!
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: OldKooT on May 06, 2016, 09:40:54 AM
That railing looks great... welds also BTW. I can so BTDT on the blob of weld across the chest thing on a few occasions.

Samm  Snow....I remember those days in Wisconsin in May... don't miss them LoL

Yesterday:
Tried to convince Don he needs Square D to run asap because technology is the true earths evil...didn't work LoL

I spent quite some time scrounging parts to see if I have enough laying around to build a new pickup.

Lost my phone... I did find it in the gun safe about 4am this morning. After thinking I dropped it in the tall grass back in our "dodge truck burial grounds"

Tore the box off a Dodge frame I found... killed wasps in said frame with the weed dragon and some fancy dancing.

I spent almost 15minutes staring through the optics on one of the Ar's at the farm cat...after a few I decided I should stop tempting myself, so I got busy cleaning my work bench. By 3pm I was ready for lunch so I went to town and mooched lunch off my wife and well, I got nothing else done the rest of the day really.

I did spend a few hours with the metal detector and my grandson... we found lots of junk, one walking liberty and a old letter opener. So not a bad day all in all.









Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: JR on May 06, 2016, 10:28:28 AM
Well at 06:00 I awoke to this.


Well, your not on fire at least!!
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: KensAuto on May 06, 2016, 10:42:13 AM
Well at 06:00 I awoke to this.

(http://i1134.photobucket.com/albums/m605/sammconn/yard%20pics/D6ACC29A-D204-4A9B-BB2C-86DC95C9C144.jpg) (http://s1134.photobucket.com/user/sammconn/media/yard%20pics/D6ACC29A-D204-4A9B-BB2C-86DC95C9C144.jpg.html)

Oh snow my friend how have I missed you. You have came back twice this week now...
I am a winter guy, but once the ice is done and I accept summer then let's get on with it.


That's just wrong...got to almost 100 here yesterday, with 20mph winds. Felt like a blast furnace.
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: OldKooT on May 06, 2016, 01:16:03 PM
I am enjoying Nebraska's 74  degrees and 25mph breeze. That said...I hear Sun more hail and twisters so...well yah.

It's lunch time and so far today all I have gotten done is replacing 9 pivot tires and angering a crow. I have decided that since it's Friday I am done "working" so I am no headed out to Dodge stuff... we shall see how that goes LoL

Title: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: Bigdave_185 on May 06, 2016, 01:53:58 PM
Put four quarts of fresh Amsoil in the rear diff of the Chevy. Nothing to drastic on the magnet, just the really fine metal dust 
(http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160506/c9b8fc45c5d37a0afd4d304e8cf61f24.jpg)
Then added a little representation for my boy ZacH at Starlite since this week has been the ultimate callout challenge
 (http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160506/c8dce494624b82f0d8605ce38ae04d3b.jpg)

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Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: KensAuto on May 06, 2016, 05:35:32 PM
.... I have decided that since it's Friday I am done "working" so I am no headed out to Dodge stuff... we shall see how that goes LoL

So, is that supposed to read "not". That would be the Norm. bahhahahahahahah





:pokinKooterwithabigstickintheeyeball
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: Sammconn on May 06, 2016, 10:22:26 PM
It's on...rear bumper build.

(http://i1134.photobucket.com/albums/m605/sammconn/bumpers/30283206-341B-4B34-8476-7900FB034AF2.jpg) (http://s1134.photobucket.com/user/sammconn/media/bumpers/30283206-341B-4B34-8476-7900FB034AF2.jpg.html)

No real plan other than kind of match the front one.

Now do I build with winch provision, as in no 'step' in the centre so there's room?
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: JR on May 06, 2016, 10:27:36 PM
Cool,,,,,,,,,,,,

Build it solid and have a step on the hitch.
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: Sammconn on May 06, 2016, 10:46:09 PM
Well I'm thinking.
I've been told it's illegal around here to leave the hitch in the receiver.
But you can buy steps to plug into them.
I have a habit of getting rear ended in the city, dang distracted drivers.

So my thought is to make a receiver step. Then it will still be first hit.
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: JR on May 06, 2016, 11:35:18 PM
How can leaving a hitch in be illegal, next you'll be driving on the left side.
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: Farmer Jon on May 07, 2016, 07:52:51 AM
Ive been trying to get my chicken pen finished up. I got everything in place. Tried to sew some grass but the wind was too much. I threw some wheat out there to get stared. At least there will be something growing. I never got the fence up yet. Now its suppose to rain for a few days. I stole the top half of a corn crib from my brothers place and got it home. ITs a pen in a pen for keeping chickens separate if I need to. Like when I start out the broilers. The Hens don't bother them.
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: Nate on May 07, 2016, 09:15:16 AM
Please tell me we dont need to talk about the hitch hater himself mike kimbro............facepalm
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: Sammconn on May 07, 2016, 11:45:26 AM
Nate I hope not too. I've always left one in and never had a problem.

So executive decision made, I don't think I'll likely ever have a rear winch...so the centre step stays. I'll post a real time update of the day's progress in the bumper build.

Having said that I'm building like crazy today. Hoping to have it done this weekend...
Lofty goal I know.
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: KensAuto on May 07, 2016, 12:26:24 PM
Wow Jon,that top pic looks like someone stuck a hoe on the Mars surface!

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Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: Farmer Jon on May 08, 2016, 08:06:16 AM
No not Mars that's just Nebraska.

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Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: OldKooT on May 08, 2016, 11:29:10 AM
I can relate on the windy.....Jon you guys get that wildfire smoke yesterday from Canada by you? It was so bad here yesterday afternoon ya needed headlights to drive. Kinda messed up our airshow experience with everyone coughing on smoke LoL It's not as bad today...but I can see the smoke plume to the west clearly, thankfully the winds wailing along and keeping us semi clear for the moment.

Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: Higher Caliber on May 08, 2016, 03:31:59 PM
(http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160508/31b331a921bc84ac82c505f3d837e469.jpg)
Brackets came in from King architecture. Ordered online thurs morning. On the doorstep Friday afternoon! Was surprised! Here is the representation of how they will mount!
(http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160508/38c0a92a0ffd9c6cdb9f6adbeb65446b.jpg)
Phase 1 panels are ready for the powder coating! Phase one consists of all of the "fall to your death" areas around the back porches!
(http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160508/88aaecb33a23d1297e01455db15e4a0c.jpg)
Then an evening at the track!


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Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: Sammconn on May 08, 2016, 11:06:56 PM
Those mounting brackets look great.
Hate quite the pile of railings, is it half, or not quite.
 
I like the 'fall to your death' qualification of how much railing it is.

So I plugged away at the bumper most of the day.
Then it was nice enough to power thatch the lawn, which are up a couple hours but it needed to get done so it is now.
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: stlaser on May 08, 2016, 11:18:20 PM
Returned from Mexico, was an uneventful week. Much needed vacation, but been traveling for last week and a half we're glad to be home in Colorado with real American food. I can attest I will never retire outside of the US (possibly Canada but too cold for my taste) as the food isn't something I'm willing to sacrifice on.
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: JR on May 08, 2016, 11:51:01 PM
My first trip to mexico I ate from a street cart. I paid for that the entire trip home.

Love the food though.

We are looking at a road trip to Zion in mid July.
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: stlaser on May 09, 2016, 12:17:10 AM
My best guess is the beef I saw was horse.......

Chicken, pork, fish gtg. Beef not so much imo, I've helped butcher cattle since I could safely hold a knife & it was never that texture just saying.
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: JR on May 09, 2016, 03:16:33 AM
I've handled a few dear and rabbits with no issues. Rabbit is great over a campfire with beer used as a sauce.
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: OldKooT on May 09, 2016, 07:11:46 AM
What I did this weekend:  Sat was my Mom's B-day...she's 76, and for her B day she wanted to go to the air show in Lincoln. So we loaded up the 5th Ave and the power Wagon, and the entire family went to the air show. A good time was had by all in general...they had 3 flying P51's and the Blue Angels and a F22 Demonstration as well as a P38 B25 and many others. They even had two Chinook. The kids enjoyed it, although I suspect the girls were mostly enthused by all the young Nat Guardsman helping run the place.

Security was very tight... the armed personnel was not subtle in the slightest this year. The smoke from the Canadian wild fires was so thick by 3pm itw as hard to breath so we cleared out and headed home to barbecue and treat the girls sunburns with some vinegar. Mom had a blast, so the mission was a success.

We spent Sunday doing some yard work. Then my wife went on a long bike ride with the girls for Mothers day while my Sons and I stayed home and waxed the boat and whipped up some good ole grass fed Neb beef for supper on the grill.

It's now Monday...time to relax LoL



Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: Farmer Jon on May 09, 2016, 07:50:32 AM
We had the smoke here too. For a while there it was half to 3/4 mile visability. I was planting beans. It didn't bother me much. We got this special charcoal supposedly hypoallergenic cab air filter in the tractor. Couldent even smell it.

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Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: Sammconn on May 09, 2016, 12:44:49 PM
I've handled a few dear and rabbits with no issues. Rabbit is great over a campfire with beer used as a sauce.
I'll add to the best rabbit. Bacon wrapped and slow roasted in a fire is the best I've had.
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: stlaser on May 10, 2016, 07:33:31 PM
-Spoke with Ashley, for the record if you could put lights on the moon he would do it.....

-Then Norm called, always interesting conversations with him I might add.

-Met with concrete slinging contractors

-Called steel suppliers & setup meetings

-Went to HD & bought material for shed trusses, laid them out and cut them up for assembly tomorrow.

-Laid out some product designs on acad

Now relaxing......
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: Flyin6 on May 10, 2016, 08:00:20 PM
-Spoke with Ashley, for the record if you could put lights on the moon he would do it.....

-Then Norm called, always interesting conversations with him I might add.

-Met with concrete slinging contractors

-Called steel suppliers & setup meetings

-Went to HD & bought material for shed trusses, laid them out and cut them up for assembly tomorrow.

-Laid out some product designs on acad

Now relaxing......

Worked on website,

Worked out

Lunch with my wife

Visited the Triumph dealership to chitty-chat

Health food store to pick up vitamins

Tried to get a haircut...failed at that.

Read about some cool parts

Searched for Hide Site junk I need

Helped pre-ranger modify a Nerf pistol for more power...IT WORKED!

Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: Higher Caliber on May 10, 2016, 11:23:35 PM
Started moving finally! Then dad came up so we had dinner and did some fishing!
(http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160510/17e1a7f4ddd34f17a86875a13dcc0a43.jpg)
Throw back Thursday before she made me her prince!
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(She wasn't as impressed holding me back then)


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Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: Sammconn on May 11, 2016, 07:45:58 AM
Worked on the bumper for a bunch of more time.
I think it's done other than maybe some angle braces that I'll add in after.

Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: OldKooT on May 11, 2016, 08:00:52 AM
The last few days here have been spent storm spotting and in general Dodging mayhem. For those who may like to see "spring" in the midwest I will post a few pics of Mon/Tues.

The chances of a hole in one have improved considerably
(http://i.imgur.com/yck7yGd.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/iUFzFrz.jpg)
(http://i.imgur.com/4nIfNgw.jpg)
 
Ever see hail drift?

(http://i.imgur.com/iL7pHbn.jpg)

 
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: OldKooT on May 11, 2016, 08:12:43 AM
A few more...

(http://i.imgur.com/5RC8XK6.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/szdpMfT.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/xlZ499q.jpg)

We have had 14" of rain in two days, 100mph winds, and well it's spring.

My wife shot this from our yard as it built...it's hard to see but the storms got so much updraft it's sucking dirt and grass from the fields into it....

(http://i.imgur.com/IXDGlZp.jpg)

I shot this as I was racing home... same storm from the other side. At this point they are blowing the sirens....we live about the center of that beauty.

(http://i.imgur.com/UiGLTN4.jpg)

other than a few more dents in Patch and a barn door,we wee unscathed...thankfully. No telling the rain damage yet...but it's very WET out LoL





Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: Farmer Jon on May 11, 2016, 08:17:51 AM
We missed all that fortunately.  We only got a couple inches of rain and no hail at the place. They had some in Wayne, Wakefield just to the north of us. Sounds like Omaha really got pounded again last night. It rained here but that's it. Just a thunderstorm. It even dried up enough yesterday I got my Chicken pen done.
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: OldKooT on May 11, 2016, 08:31:32 AM
Yeah Jon it just stopped raining here about 5am. Surveying my kingdom at the house we lost a few ton of rock from the driveway from the rains and that is no big deal. The gravels and dirt roads are a muddy mess so I may have to wait tell latter to take a drive and check the fields. Our corns 6" tall...so we don't need any hail damage.
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: Farmer Jon on May 11, 2016, 09:02:31 AM
Yeah Jon it just stopped raining here about 5am. Surveying my kingdom at the house we lost a few ton of rock from the driveway from the rains and that is no big deal. The gravels and dirt roads are a muddy mess so I may have to wait tell latter to take a drive and check the fields. Our corns 6" tall...so we don't need any hail damage.

We don't have any corn up. Just planted 200 acres of corn and close to 200 acres of beans the other day. I run the air seeder and the boss runs the corn planter.
My neighbors have had corn in the ground for over a month. I'm not seeing much come up yet. Some look pretty good some there is nothing.
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: cruizng on May 11, 2016, 09:07:01 AM
WOW! I grew up in Colorado and never saw hail that big. That really is crazy and dangerous. Glad you escaped the carnage.
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: Flyin6 on May 11, 2016, 09:35:06 AM
Holy Freakin' crap!

Biggest hail I've ever seen and most hail damage as well.

Nebraska took a beating! Prayers for the people there who got all beat up!
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: KensAuto on May 11, 2016, 09:58:50 AM
Wow. Just wow.

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Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: Sammconn on May 11, 2016, 10:26:28 AM
Yup, that's some wow factor hail!
And some serious carnage.
I love storm waching/chasing but it is a very dangerous game.
Having said that I don't get to see any real 'good' ones up north, kinda miss it.
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: JR on May 11, 2016, 10:35:48 AM
Now thats killing size!
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: OldKooT on May 11, 2016, 07:33:16 PM
Today: Spent 4 hours fixing the driveway. Then spent a few more hours checking fields for flooding damage.

Stopped by the gun shop and bought Kay a new Kimber Micro. Her old one is approaching 3K rounds and well, time to upgrade.

Spent the remainder of the early afternoon wrenching on a old Dodge parts truck.. and NOW..grilling some salmon and drinking a Sam Adams and shopping for a new cell phone. Exciting huh?   LoL

Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: stlaser on May 11, 2016, 10:09:45 PM
You can operate one of those new phones? :P
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: OldKooT on May 11, 2016, 11:03:13 PM
That remains to be seen on the phone thing. But my old trusty one is clearly on it's last leg. I miss my bag phone..these new ones have no range at all. Kay has a super fancy G7 or something...it's almost useless if you stray more than 10 miles from a tower.
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: stlaser on May 11, 2016, 11:32:12 PM
I haven't saw a bag phone since the late 90's....... ;D
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: KensAuto on May 11, 2016, 11:33:26 PM
But have you seen one? hehe
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: stlaser on May 11, 2016, 11:54:01 PM
Whatever grammar nazi......
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: JR on May 12, 2016, 12:04:11 AM
Kimbers are nice. Many of the guys had 45s but carried 5 mags!!

Cleaned the pool filters for the 3rd time this week. Added 80lb salt and cleaned the cover. I had let it go BAD with my little issues. Kicked my but but the pool looks great and the kids are happy. Flushing the solar heater after I get a fitting tomorrow. Think the algea has it plugged.

My bro had a bagg phon when the 880 feel on him.

 8)

Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: Dawg25385 on May 12, 2016, 12:17:55 AM
That remains to be seen on the phone thing. But my old trusty one is clearly on it's last leg. I miss my bag phone..these new ones have no range at all. Kay has a super fancy G7 or something...it's almost useless if you stray more than 10 miles from a tower.

Analog vs digital explains the range doesn't it? Freed up a ton of bandwidth by switching to digital, same with OTA television...
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: Nate on May 12, 2016, 12:46:55 AM
well, sunday was spent cutting the grass, weed eating, edging and getting this here tree cleaned up so that it can breath again and not look like a pile of spilt boo boo.

then I spent a little time on this here massive machine removing some garbage compost piles from my yard as well as using the back hoe part to rip out a 10' x 10' area of neglected pile of spilt boo boo black berry bushes.

Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: cudakidd53 on May 12, 2016, 06:32:11 AM
Nate-

You make that tractor look dinky........
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: OldKooT on May 12, 2016, 08:01:52 AM
I think Nate wins the fun award....anything involving a backhoe is fun LoL

Ever since they went "4G" here about two weeks ago, cell service in fringe areas (anywhere not in town) seems to have deteriorated badly. Maybe I will just go without a phone...I'd have less to do then if no one could find me LoL

My wife took today off work...I don't imagine we will get much done LoL


























Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: Flyin6 on May 12, 2016, 08:26:14 AM
Nate, you own that or rent it?

Same one Duane owns
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: KensAuto on May 12, 2016, 08:48:33 AM
Nate-

You make that tractor look dinky........
Mike, ever play Mario Carts with the kids? That's what I thought of after seeing that gorilla on that tractor. Haha

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Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: JR on May 12, 2016, 01:01:27 PM
Just get a cheap $20 phone and slip in your sim card. Get you by a few months. Have to do that with my wife, she losses them and breaks em all the time.

Yep, he does look like a gorilla on there, but fun.
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: cudakidd53 on May 12, 2016, 01:26:59 PM
Nate-

You make that tractor look dinky........
Mike, ever play Mario Carts with the kids? That's what I thought of after seeing that gorilla on that tractor. Haha

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You mean if we throw a turtle shell at him, he'll shrink and spin out?  LOL
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: JR on May 12, 2016, 02:14:29 PM
Well, if they give you a shell I better get one too,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: Nate on May 12, 2016, 08:14:26 PM
;D
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: KensAuto on May 12, 2016, 09:54:38 PM
Dang Nate, I accidently removed your post above. Trying to figure out how to restore it.

Nate's post:
"I would love to own one of those little buggers, but not really in the budget right now.............

I rented it for 4 hours, because it made what I had to do "A LOT EASIER" on my back as well as keeping those darned black berry thorns out of my flesh.

its not my fault some of you's is tiny girly men................;D"
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: JR on May 13, 2016, 12:03:14 AM
Found that going back in the browser will often still have it, then cut/past. (don't ask)
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: Dawg25385 on May 13, 2016, 01:36:41 AM
No restoring. When she gone, she gawn


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Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: Farmer Jon on May 13, 2016, 08:09:50 AM
I really haven't done anything this whole week. Last week I traded a guy my 91 suburban for his 88 F250 with 7.3 diesel. 2 wheel drive. Extended cab long box. He even threw in 300 bucks because the brakes were weak. I put a master cylinder on it and got brakes now. Discovered it had a bad wheel bearing. Changed that. I built a gate for my chicken pen. My neighbors kid is in collage. He got this John Deere 50 he wanted to sell. I talked my boss into buying it because I didn't have 1500 in cash laying around. My brother and I changed the fluids in it. . Then I got my boat out and cleaned it up. Today im going to fiddle with the motor and try to get it running again and maybe go fishing. We went and set some minnow traps. I should go check them this morning. I know that sounds like a lot but i did most of that in one day. I spent a day and a half sitting on the couch watching tv waiting for the mud to dry.

I know someone is going to say finish that smoker!   I got a bunch of stuff tacked together. I cant weld for crap. I can weld and it does hold but it aint pretty. Its just one of those things im not good at.  My brother does all the farms welding.  I would just go a head and do it but i want it to look nice.  We both have adult ADHD. HE is worse and lost interest. For now. Some day. I hope soon, I will come to work Monday morning to find he got bored on Sunday and welded it all up.
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: KensAuto on May 13, 2016, 09:35:53 AM
Found that going back in the browser will often still have it, then cut/past. (don't ask)

That's how I ended up with that post. Cut and pasted after going back. Maybe you're better than me.

Come on Kyle, you don't have magic? lol

I got a new (used) Toughbook for the shop, and I was playing without a mouse...my digits couldn't put the pointer in the right spot!
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: Nate on May 13, 2016, 10:23:44 AM
im not worried, heck I even messed with a few people on here before just for chutes and giggles, so how could I get boo boo lipped about something like that....;D

jon, that's what a grinder is for........;D
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: OldKooT on May 13, 2016, 12:30:43 PM
Well it's almost noon on Friday so time to start the weekend properly. I spent from about 4am-7am mowing ditches. Spent a few minutes arguing with a pivot, and then wrapped the day up bonding with some 5wire fence. Hopefully my wife will call it a day soon and we can wander down to Mom's with a few ton of river rock and do some shoveling, and get her new flower bed done.

I sent 50ish rounds through Kay's new Kimber for her to make sure it feeds/fires as it's supposed to. I am growing attached to that thing,it's quite the shooter.

Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: Farmer Jon on May 13, 2016, 06:23:21 PM
im not worried, heck I even messed with a few people on here before just for chutes and giggles, so how could I get boo boo lipped about something like that....;D

jon, that's what a grinder is for........;D


Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: Nate on May 13, 2016, 08:08:30 PM
well we cant all be professional welders...................lol
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: stlaser on May 13, 2016, 10:52:09 PM
Thank goodness! The majority of the welders I know are pre madonnas! I'm definitely the exception to that rule though, in case anyone was wondering...... ;D
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: BobbyB on May 13, 2016, 10:55:19 PM
pre madonnas!

primadonna



And now you know, and knowing is half the battle....
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: JR on May 13, 2016, 11:14:53 PM
Where is my grinder and flapper wheels,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: Flyin6 on May 14, 2016, 09:11:37 AM
Grinders are for cave men!

I use flap wheels!  ;-))

Speakin' of welders...I think I am going to invest in a flux core mig unit for the farm. I need something down there with all the stuff I seem to be breaking like every time I go down there...I think a flux core machine of modest means would be the right answer.

I like this concept of using other folk's threads to carry on side bar conversations...even startin' whole new conversations... (double wink)
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: stlaser on May 14, 2016, 12:19:51 PM
I'd suggest a portable stick welder / gen set........
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: JR on May 14, 2016, 12:24:26 PM
Sounds like a great idea Don. Maybe a portable tank unit too?

Have to grind those bevels for welding.
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: JR on May 14, 2016, 12:38:36 PM
We had a complete setup on the ranch I worked at, all on a skid. Pick it up, take where needed.

Get a small utility trailer and mount it up in there (or in the back of the buffalo) then drag where needed,
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: Flyin6 on May 14, 2016, 12:55:47 PM
Sounds like a great idea Don. Maybe a portable tank unit too?

Have to grind those bevels for welding.
Tank unit as in acetylene?

I figure over time I will upgrade things. That puts the location of the plasma Hypertherm 45 down there in the wilderness.

By the time I finish building in a city there, it will look like something Robinson Crusoe built and need constant repair!
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: JR on May 14, 2016, 02:22:45 PM
Plasmas are nice, but need support to work. Ox/Ace will work anywhere, fast and you can heat and bend things.
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: stlaser on May 14, 2016, 02:34:27 PM
We had a complete setup on the ranch I worked at, all on a skid. Pick it up, take where needed.

Get a small utility trailer and mount it up in there (or in the back of the buffalo) then drag where needed,

I'd say no to trailer, to easy to steal. Make at least work for it after hot wiring one the the pieces of equipment. Skid is a good idea, make it fit in back of pickup......
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: KensAuto on May 14, 2016, 03:15:28 PM
I'm with JR. A torch set is way better for all things ranch related.
Need to heat a cylinder pin on Sarge to drive it out. ...or cut it out..remove rusted parts....rosebud heat/bending....lighting your cigar (Mr Hannibal )....coat hanger welding when the mig  fails....and most importantly, brazing/soldering the still........

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Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: JR on May 14, 2016, 06:52:10 PM
First thing I would say is bigger is better but that it is not really portable even though it is on a cart.

This comes to mind for grab and go;

http://www.harborfreight.com/portable-torch-kit-with-oxygen-and-acetylene-tanks-65818.html
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: TexasRedNeck on May 14, 2016, 09:04:45 PM
Installed a LLY filter head on the LB7 along with new 1/2 300psi flame resistant hose. To the FICM and CP3. Used a merchant auto spacer too. Then installed 3 inch blocks and u bolts to lower the back 2 inches. Sits pretty level now. May drop the front 1 inch. Mowed the yard at the hide. Burned under brush. Welded a new stand for the feeder and some 4ft stakes out of no 6 rebar and bolted it to the ground. I bet that pig won't knock this one over. Also planted some landscape plants at the hide that I moved from the house. Now eating a burger


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Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: stlaser on May 14, 2016, 09:25:12 PM
First thing I would say is bigger is better but that it is not really portable even though it is on a cart.

This comes to mind for grab and go;

http://www.harborfreight.com/portable-torch-kit-with-oxygen-and-acetylene-tanks-65818.html

I have one of those & they are very handy, when I was buying & selling used axles / drivetrains it was a great tool.
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: JR on May 14, 2016, 09:31:25 PM
And you can refill from the big tanks.
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: OldKooT on May 14, 2016, 11:40:39 PM
Hate to be the one that mentions this...but with some skill you can weld with the oxy set up as well.

I have a stick welder/8k gen set combo. I snagged it at a auction for $700 because the engine didn't run (old gas) Not much it can't melt together out in the middle of nowhere. I have even used it to sever plate steel when the oxy setup I also carry had a empty bottle. I also always carry leads and dry welding rods in the tractors. The amount of busted things I have melted together using HD jumper cables and a few batteries in some field is epic LoL Why walk all the way across miles of field to get the pickup to weld, when I have juice and cables and rods handy?

Oh yeah what I did today: I spent almost all day splitting wood. And in the process had a revelation and decided I might make a 30hp press brake... just cause a wood splitter should do something besides split wood.




Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: TexasRedNeck on May 14, 2016, 11:41:57 PM
Proof. (http://a67.tinypic.com/wkolc5.jpg)
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Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: stlaser on May 15, 2016, 12:25:59 AM
Truck looks good!

I finished the ridge cap on a storage shed this morning, not very happy with my job. I rushed it night before last trying to get it laid all except that cap & my edge cuts along the drip edge aren't very uniform. It won't leak and is laid straight, definitely a 20' job with edge cuts & good enough for who it's for which is me. If it bothers me too much I'll spend $200 & re lay it I suppose. Then spent day doing a whole lot of nothing more than grocery shopping & attended a brewery event that was highlighting a new smoked meat company in town. Good food & music.....
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: JR on May 15, 2016, 03:49:09 AM
Old off roaders trick Norm. I carried the same with some good ol 6011 and it would do wonders.

Barbed for the kids tonite. Made em a promise that when I could walk a little I would burn some meat.

Then filled water balloons for a scout meeting tomorrow.
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: OldKooT on May 15, 2016, 07:18:53 AM
TRN that looks good... *truck and the food LoL

Yah Jr, welding with batteries is old skool...long before off-roading I suppose.. since my grandfather swore ya didn't need "no dumb machine" to weld. Then again, he taught me how to run a forge and make horseshoes at age 8. I guess I am getting old LoL

Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: Farmer Jon on May 15, 2016, 07:40:11 AM
We have a welderator from John Deere. Welder, generator, air compressor. (http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160515/3b4540261fc3c1d867236c1dd0ce88e6.jpg)

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Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: Farmer Jon on May 15, 2016, 07:44:09 AM
The welder is great for occacioal use. If we used it everyday I would want something else. I guess we use the air compressor more than anything.

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Title: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: Bigdave_185 on May 15, 2016, 05:04:33 PM
I got these in the mail the other day, (http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160515/d87bec018ddb708b0e7cbbaa28ff7e86.jpg)
Today I seasoned some shrimp for the grill, got some 1.5 inch ribeyes seasoned for the grill and I will post photos later


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Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: OldKooT on May 17, 2016, 10:24:13 PM
Ok I have been slacking keeping up to date here... so quickly. Last few days have been busy...my wife took her 2 day class and is now qualified to be a basic pistol instructor and do CCW classes.

She did very well and shot her 15 yard qualifying 10 shot group at just over 3". Not shabby for cut rate .380 ammo and a Kimber Micro I felt. Of course she thought it was sub standard but that's normal..

We graduated another daughter from HS...so down ta two now in HS.

I may have bought a Earth mover...

So life's about normal... hopefully tomorrow will be less busy, and I can think about which truck to build.









 
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: Sammconn on May 17, 2016, 10:48:57 PM
Finally took the winter tires of HH6's car. While up in the air an oil change was due, thermostat, and finally the passenger wheel bearing. Bearing was still ok but the pesky anti stop brake sensor broke a wire last year, and now the bypass repair is getting flakey. So now I still need to splice in some new connectors or see if I can find the Delphi ones and rebuild the OEM plug.
Wished I'd remembered I butchered it up that bad, I just placed a mouser electronics order to redo the trailer plug harness.
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: JR on May 17, 2016, 11:19:18 PM
I have a couple old ones somewhere from hubs on the max, will those work? May even have a sensor, just can't seem to throw stuff away.
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: Sammconn on May 18, 2016, 07:46:18 AM
No, unfortunately it is on the vehicle side that I had to splice into...
I have some waterproof connectors, just debating which way I want to go.
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: Farmer Jon on May 18, 2016, 07:46:52 AM
Got done plantingg beans except for a patch were we took an old farm place out. Waiting for a guy to come with a dozer and make it all nice and level. Now I get to tear up my sweet corn patch and replant.

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Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: Nate on May 18, 2016, 10:04:15 AM
little late in the season for a replant isn't it..........?  or did it get flooded out?
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: KensAuto on May 18, 2016, 10:12:14 AM
Sam, I'm sure you thought of this already but don't you have a wrecking yard somewhere close? that would be the easiest....just remember to solder.
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: Sammconn on May 18, 2016, 12:37:41 PM
I wish I had a wrecker yard even a couple hundred miles away.
But now that you mention it I may go for a drive to 'Walmart' aka the dump.
Never know might be something there. Thanks for the idea Ken.
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: Farmer Jon on May 18, 2016, 10:01:58 PM
little late in the season for a replant isn't it..........?  or did it get flooded out?
No were good. But it was a job for the whole family. Spread manure with the 50 disk with the 70 and plant with the 60.(http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160519/55be3b4fc15d4b3161c02857e4c21275.jpg)(http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160519/9d362c53037385214fe2b6ae0225609c.jpg)

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Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: EL TATE on May 20, 2016, 01:13:15 PM
Had the great idea to do some backflips in the pool with my daughter. She's fine.
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: Nate on May 20, 2016, 03:23:11 PM
good one!

did you go and get it set back into place?
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: JR on May 20, 2016, 03:26:47 PM
My pools just 6ft and I might try it there or did the side get you?

ouch!!
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: Nate on May 20, 2016, 03:30:10 PM
Well yesterday i did a little straightining in the garage, got the radio set up, and changed glow plug #2.

And today is finish grinding the beef and do up all the pork, since i now have a working mixer/grinder.
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: EL TATE on May 20, 2016, 04:15:14 PM
Sophie was on the shallow side, I was in 5.5ft area and just drifted too close to the slope. I felt the cartilage pop, but it doesn't seem to be out of place now that the swelling has gone down. that was Tuesday afternoon.
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: EL TATE on May 20, 2016, 04:18:05 PM
Garage is looking clean there buddy. How'd you know the plug was bad, did it throw a code?
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: cudakidd53 on May 20, 2016, 04:50:45 PM
I'm glad to see that Nate has the Dewalt chop saw.......that must be the RMTW endorsed favorite; Don has one, I have one, Nate has one........also good to see the next WDYDT project for Nate is installation of a ceiling fan followed by smoking some meat I'm betting! :o
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: rpar86 on May 20, 2016, 05:35:27 PM
DeWalt 12" slider is the way to go!! I really like Makita for my drills, but for saws its DeWalt! :)

Mine doesn't sit on the floor though... :poke
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: stlaser on May 20, 2016, 05:46:53 PM
I also have that saw & the contractor table saw & the drills etc. I'm very fond of dewalt tools
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: Nate on May 20, 2016, 05:49:35 PM
well that saw and the stand was a tax present from myself.

here is the whole setup when I got it, and a month after that I got a full refund on the stand because they were running a special on if you bought the saw then you would get the stand for free, luckily it was within the 30 day window.....;D

Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: Flyin6 on May 20, 2016, 05:57:28 PM
DeWalt 12" slider is the way to go!! I really like Makita for my drills, but for saws its DeWalt! :)

Mine doesn't sit on the floor though... :poke
I have a Dewalt 12" slider/miter saw...It's great!
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: Nate on May 20, 2016, 06:50:14 PM
so those pics that I post a while ago showing the stuff that I built in Iraq in 05.............

my unit got me the 12" double bevel sliding compound miter saw with the stand and a bunch of other commercial grade dewalt tools.

from that personal experience is what has sold me on dewalt tools
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: Sammconn on May 20, 2016, 08:25:59 PM
Well I got my dock installed at the cabin.
It didn't fair too well in the thaw this year. I'm guessing the three weeks of wind pulled the ice around and spun the dock 90 degrees or better. It left it in a trapped mess of a fashion.

(http://i1134.photobucket.com/albums/m605/sammconn/Dock/A7D1CEB4-C6CF-4033-B341-09E0D8D17876.jpg) (http://s1134.photobucket.com/user/sammconn/media/Dock/A7D1CEB4-C6CF-4033-B341-09E0D8D17876.jpg.html)

So we got it loose, cutting two of the 3" pipes that were anchoring it. The third we didn't know what state it was in, so a few good shots on the throttle and we got the dock moving. Out into a few more feet of water and the boys finally unlocked the mess sitting on the dock.
It's all installed here as well. Cabin officially open for the summer!

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Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: Flyin6 on May 20, 2016, 09:27:18 PM
^^^Nice bend!
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: OldKooT on May 20, 2016, 09:59:16 PM
I am a outcast..i don't own a Dewalt miter saw.  :-[  i do have a Dewalt 20V cordless drill which is ok but not half the drill my old Ridged cordless is. But I do like it for the easy stuff. Mostly because it's 5lb lighter LoL

Today I and the twins managed to toss the Crew Cab' body into the barn/shed...then it rained. Then Mom called and declared since it was not raining at her home, we should come help her landscape. We got home at 8pm... so much for Friday being productive on the truck.
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: Bigdave_185 on May 20, 2016, 10:50:53 PM
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Pulled apart a set of stock GM head lights, installed my projectors.  Sorry no wheel pictures yet been busy with chemistry 1110 most of the daylight


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Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: stlaser on May 20, 2016, 11:33:47 PM
I am a outcast..i don't own a Dewalt miter saw.  :-[  i do have a Dewalt 20V cordless drill which is ok but not half the drill my old Ridged cordless is. But I do like it for the easy stuff. Mostly because it's 5lb lighter LoL

Today I and the twins managed to toss the Crew Cab' body into the barn/shed...then it rained. Then Mom called and declared since it was not raining at her home, we should come help her landscape. We got home at 8pm... so much for Friday being productive on the truck.

I bought my miter saw used last fall at an estate sale with the stand, worth every penny. For the record if I need a real drill I have two rigid corded units & the one is a real wrist breaker.......
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: cudakidd53 on May 22, 2016, 12:01:26 PM
Returned home after taking 160+ Graduating Seniors to Six Flags from 8:30pm to 3:00am - did you know they now build WOODEN Rollercoasters that go UPSIDEDOWN?  Well, neither did I until I was riding it in the dark and sensed "Oh sh&+" it's Rollin over and inverting!

Got to sleep from 4:30am - 10:00am and started watering new saplings about the casa with a cup of Joe!
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: BobbyB on May 22, 2016, 03:52:15 PM
Went white water rafting and paintballing this weekend with the Veterans' charity I support. The group rafting went fine, the individual one, I got tossed out of mine.
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: Flyin6 on May 22, 2016, 05:39:20 PM
Church, then another church, then taught a self defense course, then got stuck in traffic, now finally home. Wanting to work on Square D a bit, but I'm pooped!
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: Farmer Jon on May 22, 2016, 07:00:33 PM
I had all kinds of plans but the Nebraska wind put that to a stop. It was my birthday Friday and a buddy of mine was suppose to stop over and have a couple beers. He called this morning  and said he wrecked is car last night.  I had to take the roll back and go get it. He was at a mutual friends house. He has a half mile long driveway. Driving too fast lost control and a tree jumped out in front of him. He was on private property and only has liability insurance so no law was called. He's hurting and refusing to go to the DR. Car is totaled. Air bags deployed.

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Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: Farmer Jon on May 22, 2016, 07:03:21 PM
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Still talking him into going to the Dr. I suspect he has some broken ribs. Stubborn ass.

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Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: stlaser on May 22, 2016, 07:44:14 PM
Ouch
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: TexasRedNeck on May 22, 2016, 08:06:34 PM
Programmed the timer I installed yesterday. Found a bridge out of place. Water was a lot higher than it ever had been.
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Put it back in place.  All that treated wood is heavy

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Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: Bear9350 on May 23, 2016, 08:53:36 AM
Went white water rafting and paintballing this weekend with the Veterans' charity I support. The group rafting went fine, the individual one, I got tossed out of mine.

Bobby, what river did you run? 
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: BobbyB on May 23, 2016, 10:22:39 AM
Bobby, what river did you run?

Menominee and Peshtigo. Up around by Middle Inlet and Niagara.
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: Bear9350 on May 23, 2016, 10:57:07 AM
Bobby, what river did you run?

Menominee and Peshtigo. Up around by Middle Inlet and Niagara.


Cool.  Both have some spots with good rapids.  For my bachelor party we did paintball and rafted the Menominee.  Did you guys do Piers Gorge on the Menominee?  That is the stretch we ran.  It was a heck of a lot of fun.
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: Nate on May 23, 2016, 02:18:27 PM
if you both were by and or in menomonie you guys were roughly 20 miles from where I grew up.  my recruiter was stationed there and that is where I met my first wife when she was going to college there at UW Stout.
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: Bear9350 on May 23, 2016, 02:48:24 PM
if you both were by and or in menomonie you guys were roughly 20 miles from where I grew up.  my recruiter was stationed there and that is where I met my first wife when she was going to college there at UW Stout.

Menominee, MI on the WI/ UP MI border.  A few hours north of Menominee, WI.  The Peshtigo and Menominee both empty into Lake Michigan and offer some of the best white water in the Midwest.
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: BobbyB on May 23, 2016, 03:59:22 PM
Cool.  Both have some spots with good rapids.  For my bachelor party we did paintball and rafted the Menominee.  Did you guys do Piers Gorge on the Menominee?  That is the stretch we ran.  It was a heck of a lot of fun.

We started up by Niagara and then went down river. So maybe?? It was through the Wildman Adventure Resort.


Menominee, MI on the WI/ UP MI border.  A few hours north of Menominee, WI.  The Peshtigo and Menominee both empty into Lake Michigan and offer some of the best white water in the Midwest.

I enjoyed the rivers.
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: TexasRedNeck on May 23, 2016, 10:33:21 PM
went to jury duty today.  Tried hard not to get angry.

Got up and left the house in time to be there early, knowing parking and getting through security can be a pain. 

Security was tighter than the airport.  Shoes off, belt off, wallet out, etc.  I asked the cops, "who's the criminal here"  Zero amusement factor for them.

I get in and get seated with 20 minutes to spare.  8am comes and goes and its not until 8:30 that they start to give instructions.  Why put 8am on the summons if you are going to do calls all the way to 8:30.  8:05 the doors should close and you should have to recheduled and come back on another day if your happy arse can't be on time instead of penalizing those of us who got up and planned to be there as requested.

Its 9:40 before we get across the street to the courthouse with our new identification (I'm #25, no name, just a number)  I go back to the 337th district criminal court.....for the second time in 2 years.  We wait standing in the halls (no chairs) until 11:30.  Get in and vote to go through Voir Dire without stopping for lunch to get this over with.  Good thing I planned ahead and had a granola bar and a bottle of water with me.

I sit there with basic english and common sense being taught so that people can understand the distinction between possession and ownership and custody and escape.  Then have to listen to ignorant liberals raise their hand to get out of duty by saying they can't in good conscience sit in judgement of another human.  And that they hate cops.  And that they think 2 years in prison is too harsh for possession of cocaine between 1 and 4 grams.

Based on the questioning its clear that the defendant has 2 prior convictions and this time he's looking at 20-life in Texas for the 3rd strike, which probably explains why he attempted escape from custody.

Ultimately I was not selected, but couldn't help but notice that of the 16 chosen, all but 3 were women and only 4 were white, both statistics that were no where near reflective of the pool of jurors.  My guess is he gets convicted and gets the minimum instead of life.

Parking garage there was having trouble with the gates and it took 30 minutes to get out of the garage.  I finally had lunch at 3pm and was satisfied that I at least attempted to do my civic duty.
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: stlaser on May 23, 2016, 11:15:22 PM
Better man than I, I've played the game every time I was ever selected and was able to legally bow out w/o ever having to go. Granted I was sole bread winner at time so I never had to lie. With that said hope I don't get selected any time soon......
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: JR on May 24, 2016, 12:04:30 AM
Don't feel bad. They call you here and you go through the same. BUT, most of the time they hold you past noon and send you to another city where they run short of jurors. We are a small county but have court houses in 2 cities just 10 miles apart.

I have not had the pleasure since I retired and probably just jinxed myself.
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: Bear9350 on May 24, 2016, 10:31:26 AM
I've had an interesting morning already. 

Was into work for about 30 minutes this morning when I get a call from the wife.  That is not normal.  She will send me a text but normally doesn't call in the morning unless it is something big.  She tells me she thinks somebody just tried to rob us.  At 6:45 somebody pulled up in a beat up mini van.  That is kind of early for visitors.  Young man gets out.  He doesn't look like the most honest of characters.  Starts knocking on the door.  My wife goes into the office where she can see out the window without really being seen.  The dog is barking and making all kinds of noise.  After knocking for a while with the dog directly on the other side of the door looking at him through the full oval window in it he turns the knob and opens the door enough for the dog to stick her head out.  At this point my wife has grabbed a shot gun out of the gun safe I also keep in the office.  It's 12 ga pump.  I guess she racked one in while rounding the corner.  We have a vey open layout so my wife was about 30 ft away while he was staring down the barrel of the shotgun when my wife told him to close the door and get off the property.  He didn't move so she repeated herself.  He made some story up about looking for firewood.  She told him again to close the door and get off the property now.  At his point he quickly closed the door and left.

My wife then called dispatch and told them what happened.  She then called me.  I told her I would head home and make sure everything was alright.  It is about a 10 minute drive for me to get home from work.  When I crested the hill and the house came in sight I could see 2 sheriff's vehicles on the road and one pulled into the drive.  As I got closer I could see what appeared to be the mini-van my wife described also in the drive.

After calling me my wife saw that he had dropped his cell phone in the driveway.  She called the sheriff back and told them.  As she was on with dispatch she saw the minivan coming back down the road and pull in the drive.  Before he was politely knocking on the door, this time he was banging on it hard she said.  That is when all the deputies showed up.

It sounds like they will be charging him with trespassing with attempt for unlawful entry or something like that.  It sounds like somebody else in the area had also called and reported him that morning.  The officer said he could tell he was a drug user and could see where he was shooting up recently in his arm.

I'm guessing my wife is going to want to go gun shopping tonight.
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: JR on May 24, 2016, 10:54:45 AM
Glad that worked out. Hard to prove but burglary here is simply "entering" with the intent to steal. Sound like he never entered (good).

Looking for firewood at 630 with a minivan, right,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,

Buy her something nice, like her own shotgun!
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: KensAuto on May 24, 2016, 11:08:43 AM
Wow, thank goodness she had a gun or who knows how that would've ended. Glad everything worked out well.
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: Bear9350 on May 24, 2016, 11:13:02 AM
Glad that worked out. Hard to prove but burglary here is simply "entering" with the intent to steal. Sound like he never entered (good).

Looking for firewood at 630 with a minivan, right,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,

Buy her something nice, like her own shotgun!

Probably be a pistol.  She has been wanting her own for a while.  All of mine are double stack and she has smaller hands so I don't think they fit her very well.
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: Bear9350 on May 24, 2016, 11:17:29 AM
Wow, thank goodness she had a gun or who knows how that would've ended. Glad everything worked out well.


The scary part to me is that he came back.  As has been stated on here many times most criminals are cowards.  But after already having a gun pointed in his face he still had the nerve to come back to the house in search of his phone.  What else would he be willing to do to get it back.  And of course to top it all off my wife is 7 months pregnant. 
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: BobbyB on May 24, 2016, 11:21:20 AM

The scary part to me is that he came back.  As has been stated on here many times most criminals are cowards.  But after already having a gun pointed in his face he still had the nerve to come back to the house in search of his phone.  What else would he be willing to do to get it back.  And of course to top it all off my wife is 7 months pregnant.

I'd say Glock or M&P. Not due to some fanboy obsession, but as an observation as to parts availability in the sporting goods stores in this area. Parts and accessories are easier to find up in this area for both.

You having a boy or girl or keeping it as a surprise on the day?
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: Bear9350 on May 24, 2016, 11:46:15 AM
I'd say Glock or M&P. Not due to some fanboy obsession, but as an observation as to parts availability in the sporting goods stores in this area. Parts and accessories are easier to find up in this area for both.

You having a boy or girl or keeping it as a surprise on the day?

I'm thinking G43 but we will see what she likes.  I know the Glocks have always felt better in my hand.

She wanted to keep it a surprise so we will be finding out on the day.
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: stlaser on May 24, 2016, 11:51:53 AM
My wife loves her G43 just saying, glad it all worked out well. Sounds like you have her properly trained too.


Glad that worked out. Hard to prove but burglary here is simply "entering" with the intent to steal. Sound like he never entered (good).

Looking for firewood at 630 with a minivan, right,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,

Buy her something nice, like her own shotgun!

Probably be a pistol.  She has been wanting her own for a while.  All of mine are double stack and she has smaller hands so I don't think they fit her very well.
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: Sammconn on May 24, 2016, 01:18:39 PM
Wow, what a start to the day.
Glad she knew what to do!

Makes my day seem pretty boring now.
Finally have all of my lighting needs ordered.
Spent an hour doing some fire training with the guys.
Running stairs on air until out of air. Tough hot hour, but good for all.
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: Wilbur on May 24, 2016, 02:15:36 PM
As others have said glad it turned out the way it did. And yes, scary that he came back. Scary too that even with a dog barking he tried to come in. Most scumbags will leave a property with a dog and go to "easier" pickings. But I guess drug users have no sense....I know....its redundant right?!  ::) Glad for your wife and for you. Stuff like that makes me nervous when I'm away. 
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: TexasRedNeck on May 24, 2016, 04:44:59 PM
Glad she's OK.  Not sure of the laws there, but in Texas, she'd have been within her rights to discontinue his consumption of oxygen, which would prevent him from either coming back for retribution or visiting someone else after he gets his little slap on the wrist.
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: stlaser on May 24, 2016, 04:57:27 PM
Started up sprinkler system and continued my education into such matters, I miss the lack of a sprinkler system on a farm. Contacted irrigation company to come give me a quote on some updates to coincide with the addition of some trees  we added last fall and a deck that I am currently going to start here soon.  The additions are beyond what I want my education to include, probably could figure it out but my wife's to do list is already extensive and I'm getting busy moving forward with steel business.

Took wife to get plates for her new to her Lexus we purchased a month or so ago. Then came back to house and met truck freight delivery guy to accept new gen set. Will do a write up on that when I get it going. I also scheduled the wife's finger printing session to apply for her ccp, she had a lifetime in In. but needs to get her Colorado permit yet.

Went out to lunch (subway) with wife unit and picked up items at Costco. Came home, youngest called and need her school year book. Threw it inside my jacket and took WR450 for a ride by the elementary school and then to fill it's inadequate tank up again. That bike is a whole lot of fun and took the long way home, need to add a couple more items and update that build thread.

Tonight my oldest becomes an official high schooler, I'm getting old! She has some transition program into high school.
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: JR on May 24, 2016, 06:25:27 PM
We let it be a surprise for the first also, found out for the next 2.

Single stack 40, look at the SW MP.
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: BobbyB on May 25, 2016, 02:21:07 AM
Single stack 40, look at the SW MP.

Those are so nice.
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: Farmer Jon on May 25, 2016, 07:43:21 AM
Took my truck in to get lower rad hose changed and get a flush and change out the squeaky fan belt while its in there. Had them check everything else out while its in there. We are headed to KY end of next month.  Found a bad wheel bearing. Gotta fix that now. Its better to find it now than later but I don't have that much cash laying around. I might have to get creative. I don't have the final bill yet but I know the hose cost more than I thought. Plus the flush. Now add another $400 for the wheel bearing. I don't know how much labor is involved with the Rad hose but the guy was elbow deep in grime and said it was a huge pain in the ass. I said Yea. I took one look at the picture of the hose and said nope its going to the dealer. Yea I probably could have figured it out on my own but it would have taken a couple days. Sometimes it just better to let the guy do it that already knows what hes doing.

For thoes of you who don't know  the lower rad hose on a lbz duramax looks like this. You drain the radiator by pulling off the hose and letting it run out.



Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: EL TATE on May 25, 2016, 09:20:45 AM
ugh, no thanks!
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: Sammconn on May 25, 2016, 01:15:14 PM
Haven't had to do mine yet...
I have gotten intimate with it a couple times over the years, and draining sucks.
Still at a loss why there isn't a drain bung.

Not sure if I'd want to tackle it or not, probably would being that I'm cheap that way, but in the right day I'd pay to have it done just the same.

Yesterday, got some of the marina docks fit for the summer, and started to pack for my trip.
Heading out for the team qualifier for the military small arms competition that I partake in annually. Probably spend the week coaching instead of shooting, then have to put on my big boy pants and prove what I've spent the week preaching... Seems to be how it always goes, but that is also part of the 'bringing the skills to the unit' thing I suppose.
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: Farmer Jon on May 25, 2016, 01:29:27 PM
You need to check it. There is a little metal clip on the frame on the passenger side. With age the hose droops and rubbs on this clip. That's why I had to change it. Its a common problem from what I understand.

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Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: Sammconn on May 25, 2016, 06:26:30 PM
Yes was aware of that. Still good for the time being.
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: JR on May 25, 2016, 09:09:36 PM
Yep, I found the only way to drain was pulling the hose, what a joke! And they are held on with clips, not clamps to boot.

For the hub, it is a 1 hour job and the best price on the hubs is a guy on Ebay selling timkens for $137. I actually carry a spare that run like $50 (just used it). Better to have a spare on a trip as it will run you hundreds and it always goes at the wrong time. Check your upper ball joints too. Easy fix but I have gone through several.

Tate, will send you pics of the Sami. It will need to be trailered, but it is nice with LOTS of parts!!
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: Bigdave_185 on May 26, 2016, 11:08:33 PM
I drained my rad fluid and was concerned about the fluid that I guess goes bad and messes up all kinds of parts when it does


Anyone know truth of this? I think the orange is what I have in my radiator


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Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: TexasRedNeck on May 26, 2016, 11:45:08 PM
Stick with Dexcool or similar.  Make sure to use distilled water only to dilute and run some plain water to dilute and get most of whats in the block out.
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: Sammconn on May 27, 2016, 08:09:16 AM
There is truth to the degradation. I don't remember exactly, but believe it can get acidic...
When I had my Kenworth I had it checked at least annually. I remember in my younger years on the farm having to re-sleeve the motor in our JD 4630. Hmm I was 14, doing HD diesel...guess that explains a bit about me...
Not sure if the same holds true today with some of the advances, but I change the coolant every few years in my truck still.
I'm running prestone, right wrong or otherwise...
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: rpar86 on May 27, 2016, 01:59:09 PM
Thanks for the info on the Lower rad hose rubbing on that clip, Jon. Hope to knock out the coolant change and maybe my TransGo Jr and double drain and fill with Transynd this long weekend -- have 5 days off and I've had coolant and distilled water sitting in the garage for about 9, no 10, months now. My 100,000 mile "oil change" is now approaching 106K... 
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: JR on May 27, 2016, 03:30:16 PM
The transgo is easy, just plan a few hours.
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: stlaser on May 28, 2016, 07:23:03 PM
Primered shed, took 3x as much paint as what the guy at hd estimated. So two trips there, got it finished right before it started raining again.....
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: BobbyB on May 28, 2016, 07:50:26 PM
Worked 12 hrs, so I got some OT pay next paycheck.
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: Bigdave_185 on May 28, 2016, 09:13:25 PM
I pressure washed the hole outside of my home, cleaned and rainexed the outside of the Windows, then lifted up onesies of the truck and washed the winter grime and grease off
Now to relax with the boys and wife and try and watch a movie


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Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: KensAuto on May 28, 2016, 10:04:20 PM
So, my brother finally decided to leave the big city of Phoenix and bought some land near me, This weekend he wanted to spend some time there and do some tractor work. The ground is pure silt with creosote bushes scattered about. I recommend having water on hand to keep the neighbors from calling in for excessive dust. Rental place wants 120 for a 500gal trailer, so I says "don't worry, I'll handle the water". I proceed to order a 2" waterpump that that came with both the suction and discharge hoses from Amazonia for about 240, and a 2" spray nozzle for 40 bucks, and beg my buddy with a scrap yard for some 330 gal totes....so for 280.00 we have a good dust control system.

...then, after renting a backhoe in addition to my little tractor, one of his neighbors that is almost done building a house next door, gives us a bunch of bad news concerning the nightmare he has had dealing with current county regs about water drainage redirection, and placement of culverts, material/size of the culverts, and placement of the future house in relation to the current washes(arroyo, dry creak).
The property has several washes. In the past, it was okay to just divert them as long as they ended up leaving the property in the same place...now, not so much. A hydrologist has to look at it, an engineer has to make recommendations, etc. Grease this palm, then that one, and so forth.
It's been an expensive lesson.
....So much for rural life.

Rant over.
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: JR on May 28, 2016, 10:47:25 PM
Finished the paver patio. Just need to sand it.
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: OldKooT on May 29, 2016, 07:19:23 AM
Yesterday I was sandblasting yet another old Dodge frame and a Jeep Jk drives in the driveway honking it's horn. Turns out my daughter her husband and their kids drove down from Wisconsin for a surprise weekend visit in there new JK.

So we called my Mom and told her she should come see us and we surprised her also with them being here.

Much grilling, bonfire and adult beverage consuming commenced. The grandkids played until they dropped...we got a Razor stuck in the back yard...then got a Power wagon stuck retrieving it.... we then got a JK stuck and well.... Patch saved the day and drug them all out. Just goes to show....mall terrain rubber is no good after 10 days of rain.

Since none of them will be awake before 10 am I am headed out to sandblast some more and hopefully at least get two thirds the frame in primer.
Title: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: Bigdave_185 on May 29, 2016, 10:53:49 AM
^^^ pictures or it didn't happen^^^^


I wish I had a area where I could sand blast stuff!!


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Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: Farmer Jon on May 29, 2016, 02:55:26 PM
Yep, I found the only way to drain was pulling the hose, what a joke! And they are held on with clips, not clamps to boot.

For the hub, it is a 1 hour job and the best price on the hubs is a guy on Ebay selling timkens for $137. I actually carry a spare that run like $50 (just used it). Better to have a spare on a trip as it will run you hundreds and it always goes at the wrong time. Check your upper ball joints too. Easy fix but I have gone through several.

Tate, will send you pics of the Sami. It will need to be trailered, but it is nice with LOTS of parts!!

Got a moog 300 bucks. GM ones are $625. I could have done it myself but it was already at the shop and I didn't have time.
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: OldKooT on May 30, 2016, 07:09:29 AM
While I wait for the sun to show up...Yesterday was another long but enjoyable day. The grandkids played with a energy I can't even remember having. They went swimming in our pool, they went exploring in the woods, they helped me clean up my mess from sandblasting....I managed to get the truck frame I am working on inside the shop. Then we spent a hour or so shooting from the porch. After the brass emptying, my wife fixed grilled trout and sweetcorn and all the fixings.

They are going to head back to Wis this morning, so hopefully they will have a safe trip and us old people can semi recover.

Hopefully this morning I can get some wrench time in on the project...then there is the ceremony at the graveyard and parade...then hopefully more wrench time. 
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: cudakidd53 on May 30, 2016, 07:16:23 AM
Sounds like an awesome weekend to be a Grandpa! ;)
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: Farmer Jon on May 30, 2016, 04:53:19 PM
We went camping all weekend with friend and family. Came home this morning with a sore back I assume from the lumpy old mattress in the camper. (http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160530/d319d7880a3ad25db7ec2b8f0136e186.jpg)

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Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: JR on May 30, 2016, 05:14:07 PM
My oldest boy went to help at the local memorial as a Boyscout.

I hope they have a safe trip too, sounds like fun. Kids and grandkids suck the energy from us!!

We just let the kids swim, I swim when they sleep (well I use a tube with a "beverage holder")

I sleep better in the TH. Probably because I do so much when camping and the board under the mattress makes it very firm.

Off to see Captain America.
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: Bob/OlallaWa on May 30, 2016, 08:47:10 PM
Spent the day at West Point, what a place. Lots of training and schooling but a very nice location with beautiful old buildings. The arms, both large and small, museum was really great. 

Bad part was that they would not use Washington drivers license as valid ID to get on the base. Yup only four states in the United States the Feds won't use driver licenses as ID and Washington is one of them. We had to leave and come back the next day with our passports to get on Base.
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: Nate on May 30, 2016, 09:34:55 PM
actually bob, there are 5 states.  Minnesota, new mexico, Missouri, Washington and Illinois. 

http://www.armytimes.com/story/military/2016/01/14/ids-5-states-no-longer-enough-enter-fort-bragg/78781314/

https://www.google.com/?gws_rd=ssl#q=state+ids+that+are+not+allowed+to+enter+military+inst
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: Sammconn on May 30, 2016, 09:46:04 PM
Spent the day at the range.
36 shooters to get weapons checked for service and zeroed.

My back aches something fierce at the moment, I'm one of the resident gun plumbers of our unit, and after checking all the weapons, spent all the afternoon doing sight changes...

Now time for some ice cold wobbly pops to soften the back.
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: TexasRedNeck on May 30, 2016, 10:14:48 PM
Went to the Army Corps park at lake Sam Rayburn with the Redneck Hotel and the family.  Rented a boat for the weekend and drug the kids around the lake on an inflatable for the first time.  They will never be the same.  They are trying to talk me into another boat....

Drove back to the weekend place/hide today and tended the garden.  Squash went from 4 inches to 12 inches and as big around as a softball in one week!  Jalapeno's are putting out and they are nice and spicy.  Tomato plants are going nuts.  Above the cages and now I am tying strings from the cages to the wire roof over the garden to train them up. 

Back is on fire.  Been down in my back for 4 days.  Also had a cold.  Coughing causes me to wince in pain and I can barely move.  Powering through it but man, I need to get back in the floor with my Wheel of Death to strengthen the core.

Pics to follow.
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: TexasRedNeck on May 30, 2016, 10:24:09 PM
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Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: Bigdave_185 on May 30, 2016, 11:57:37 PM
Started my morning off with a flooded laundry room, so em and a neighbor hauled it to the garage (http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160531/e5b04a75348368fb8192ac647f71a438.jpg)
Tore it down to the bare bones and found nothing dripping or leaking. I cleaned the hole thing and bought a washer tray and put it back until next time I guess.

Made three trips to homodepo for the usual for got a part trip while fixing a broken line from this last falls concrete replacement.  First needed some fresh 3/4 pvc pipe and a 90 degree.  Home and forgot I needed two straights to connect them, then I needed some glue of course because what was in mine was solid in the can so back to the store.

Had a break from repairs and had a bbq with a neighbor.  Burgers and dogs.  Then some clean up time in the garage


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Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: Flyin6 on May 31, 2016, 10:16:56 PM
...Continued on a three day long quest to destroy everything I own at the farm...
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: Bigdave_185 on June 01, 2016, 11:04:48 PM
How about some head light photos

Step one 250 grit  (http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160602/76b6eea1dcc6cb185c6f96859bfe3d54.jpg)
Step two 600 grit (http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160602/81c6143d20cf6a8229b333d01bf7a7e8.jpg)
Step three -five forget to take photos
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Close enough to called finished.


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Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: JR on June 01, 2016, 11:19:11 PM
wow, they must have been real bad for 250!!!! Nice job.

My wifes captiva does fine, but her old saturn was bad. I kept a supply of Maguier's polish for that.
Title: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: Bigdave_185 on June 01, 2016, 11:28:53 PM
They had some pretty good pitting from rock chips. So I sanded them out 


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Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: Flyin6 on June 01, 2016, 11:31:06 PM
Good work! Amazing what a little elbow grease can produce!
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: stlaser on June 01, 2016, 11:50:49 PM
spent morning trying to line up steel vendors again this time in downtown Denver, ordered more wr450 parts from cycle shop, FedEx man delivered other wr450 parts, picked up more deck posts & sack Crete then spent afternoon on wrong side of a set of dummy sticks, pulled a fence post with the jeep and winch in preparation for concrete guys in morning.
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: Flyin6 on June 02, 2016, 09:18:37 AM
spent morning trying to line up steel vendors again this time in downtown Denver, ordered more wr450 parts from cycle shop, FedEx man delivered other wr450 parts, picked up more deck posts & sack Crete then spent afternoon on wrong side of a set of dummy sticks, pulled a fence post with the jeep and winch in preparation for concrete guys in morning.
Man you're going full tilt into this place!
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: stlaser on June 02, 2016, 09:55:52 AM
You know Don it's a different world out here. Space is a premium I don't have much of & everyone charges huge sums for monthly. So with that said & for first time in my life I am dealing with an hoa & their "rules" of which reminds of my past experience with county planning commissions & their "rules". You see these rules are a great idea to help keep normal people in check & maintain property values. Then you get guys like us here who see rules (that aren't very specific btw) which can be interpreted many ways. For most people they live in a black and white area, me not so much. I like living in the gray areas, as such I follow the rules to my interpretation not that of the gen pop. So we'll see how this all works out over the long term, but my track record says I'll be ok.

On another note, the steel industry here locally. Back in Indiana we had a couple local steel mills. One of the founders Keith Busey always said there were no customers west of the Rockies. So moving here I thought (& I bought a lot of steel out of Iowa over the years too) that I'm east of the Rockies & Colorado to Iowa isn't any farther than Iowa to Indiana. Seemed logical to me anyhow, well the crazy thing is the pride here in Colorado. These boys sure are proud of their steel at least that's my thinking when looking at the quotes I keep getting......
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: Flyin6 on June 02, 2016, 10:42:37 AM
HOA's...one of my (not) favorite subjects

I am the president of mine...something which keeps the loonies in check and makes my life miserable at times. But helped mature me as well. Now I simply disregard the pettiness of it all.

What kills me and has soured the relationship I might have had with some of these plastic people is when one of them comes to me and complains about their neighbor. My first question is, "Did you talk to them about this." When I get "No, it's not mu job." Well I give them my standard line about growing a pair and we part ways, me going back to normal, and the plasticized liberal with something else to talk about behind someone's back...
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: stlaser on June 02, 2016, 11:07:29 AM
I have pretty "good" neighbors, if you consider nosey & gossipy good? I get along with them & am cordial to all of them. So far I've kept my mouth shut when a couple of the neighbor ladies made some slight wordy jab. My wife was pretty spun up about it but that's womenz for ya! Reality is they know nothing about us but in their minds they are worth more or have done more or are cooler or whatever. All stuff I have no interest in really as I could care less how or what their life consists of being. They did try to recruit me for the HOA board & I laughed at them & declined.

I have also learned to keep my projects with the garage door open limited to 1st shift hours during the week. Otherwise I get them inviting themselves into my garage to nose around more. The largest problem being that all work stops because I have a room full of knuckleheads.....

Ah the life in suburbia hell..... ;D
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: JR on June 02, 2016, 04:00:36 PM
Had a few dealings with HOA's. They have a place but in no way should have the powers they do someplaces.
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: TexasRedNeck on June 02, 2016, 07:10:50 PM
people suck.  end of story. (most of them anyway)
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: stlaser on June 02, 2016, 09:45:29 PM
TRN, tell us how you really feel! ???
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: Bigdave_185 on June 02, 2016, 10:17:51 PM
I am on a HOA board, I feel I have been a benefit to the community, while I don't agree with all rules I also live in an area that with out these simple no brainier rules this place would be a total dump.  However I plan on moving ASAP to more land higher fence( I don't have one now) and a spot to put all of my things and a door to keep pesky nosy neighbors out. 


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Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: Farmer Jon on June 03, 2016, 07:59:33 AM
Been hauling corn to town. Loading out of a 6 in auger takes a while to fill a semi. In the mean time while it filling I got the gate put on the chicken pen. I built it 3 weeks ago and jsut never had time to get it on. No more unwiring the fence. Then I got the old grinder mixer out of retirement to grind feed for said chickens. IT hasnet been used in 3 years. So everything was rusted in place and had to chase the rats out of it.

Today while the truck is loading Im going to get feed ground. Maybe get started checking bearings on the camper. Wife got all the campgrounds reserved for our Kentucky trip the end of the month. Anyone in the Cincinnati area we will be at Winton Woods campground Jun 25 and 26. Come have a burger and a beer.
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: kampfitt on June 03, 2016, 09:04:39 AM
Spent the weekend moving yard light from up between house and pond, back to pole barn.
(http://i1193.photobucket.com/albums/aa357/kampfitt/IMG_20160530_170019_111.jpg) (http://s1193.photobucket.com/user/kampfitt/media/IMG_20160530_170019_111.jpg.html)
 LED light from Lowes works great. Also had a bad freeze proof hydrant that took twice as long trying to find 8' of 160 psi 1" plastic everyone wants to sell you 100' roll !!
(http://i1193.photobucket.com/albums/aa357/kampfitt/IMG_20160530_165444_658.jpg) (http://s1193.photobucket.com/user/kampfitt/media/IMG_20160530_165444_658.jpg.html)
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At least wife has water now for garden and to power wash lawnmower!!
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: JR on June 03, 2016, 01:37:13 PM
Lowes has some great LED stuff. Have lots of their worklights.

You have an ultralight?
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: kampfitt on June 03, 2016, 01:49:59 PM
Experimental kit build, Indy Aircraft T-Bird II 
(http://i1193.photobucket.com/albums/aa357/kampfitt/Plane04.jpg) (http://s1193.photobucket.com/user/kampfitt/media/Plane04.jpg.html)
My boys and I built it in 06
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Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: cj7ox on June 03, 2016, 01:54:03 PM
That's freakin' cool!!!
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: JR on June 03, 2016, 02:21:07 PM
I really like that, 2 saeter and no license!!
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: Bigdave_185 on June 03, 2016, 04:51:09 PM
Fast help fellas

I know I have my tow mirrors but do I need them and my tow haul button (http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160603/5bc2d3c4caad3153cf7a023332cb2afc.jpg)


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Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: Bigdave_185 on June 03, 2016, 04:51:39 PM
(http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160603/e69cb79646803ee53167953a9a893898.jpg)


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Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: KensAuto on June 03, 2016, 04:55:54 PM
Of course you do...don't be silly. lol
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: Bigdave_185 on June 03, 2016, 05:15:14 PM
Heavy tow tune too right?


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Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: JR on June 03, 2016, 05:23:06 PM
But, but its empty!!
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: stlaser on June 03, 2016, 05:27:55 PM
You know when I had the crew cab dually I always felt really stupid joking that big truck to a little 3500# single axle trailer..... ::)
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: Bigdave_185 on June 03, 2016, 05:44:21 PM
I can't even see if in my mirror on a Tacoma so this is kinda funny.  Outback wagon pulled it just fine lol


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Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: Bigdave_185 on June 03, 2016, 05:44:46 PM
But, but its empty!!
Full shortly


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Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: cudakidd53 on June 03, 2016, 06:03:01 PM
Kinda cool when things work out you didn't plan deliberately:

Been wanting an electric tongue jack for the Travel Trailer and happened to be on sale at RV store  I stopped at the other day. So I bring it home and set it aside waiting to put it in at a later time. Brought my travel trailer home to work on it before trip to Kentucky.  And lo and behold as I'm leveling it in the driveway and have it unhooked from the trailer I go to crank it up the last couple turns and all of a sudden the damn thing collapses! :o

 So luckily I had leveled it ahead of time had an additional set of jackstands underneath the frame  and had chocked the tires!   So luckily no one was injured and trailer did not end up in the middle of the street!  Installed the new electric tongue jack and oh my goodness-I cannot believe I didn't do this sooner!  All those years of cranking it up and down by hand with those crappy gears it never seem to work right-wonder why that collapsed?

 I guess this means I'm getting old? Because I enjoy the ability to take my trailer on and off my ball hitch with just the tip of my finger for effort-LOL
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Post by: KensAuto on June 03, 2016, 06:25:35 PM
Did it roll over when it fell? :)
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: Dawg25385 on June 03, 2016, 06:34:33 PM
Those electric jacks are where it's at... makes it really easy to take the load off your weight distribution bars when hooking up, and unhooking. up down up down up down. Little toggle switch makes quick work of that ;)
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: cudakidd53 on June 03, 2016, 06:44:04 PM
Did it roll over when it fell? :)

Thankful no, just used a Hillary phone I guess - crooked! ;)
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: Bigdave_185 on June 03, 2016, 08:45:18 PM
Can I install an electric jack on this guy? (http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160604/b07a2ca9d9287cd5e6750972f81f30fe.jpg)


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Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: stlaser on June 03, 2016, 10:00:49 PM
Yes, I think they make one that runs on two AA batteries.....

However, the cost to purchase one is the donations of your testicles! ;D
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: JR on June 03, 2016, 11:42:24 PM
If you install an electric jack on that you should sell the bikes.

Have to agree, love electric tongue jacks.
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: Bigdave_185 on June 04, 2016, 12:33:31 AM
I just like to have them and start en once in a while.  Makes me feel free. Lol.


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Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: stlaser on June 04, 2016, 01:05:59 AM
Agreed
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: Flyin6 on June 04, 2016, 11:05:47 AM
Went out tractor shopping...

Tired of the J-Deere thing

About to rant

Have quoffee in hand...

Better stop now or I'll be writtin' for awhile
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: JR on June 04, 2016, 04:26:30 PM
MMMM, new toy=smile on BD face.
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: Flyin6 on June 04, 2016, 04:27:46 PM
MMMM, new toy=smile on BD face.
Possibly a better tractor. Have to see where the numbas fall...
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: TexasRedNeck on June 04, 2016, 06:13:22 PM
Some electric jacks come with a remote. :-)

I went to visit a Hong Kong tailor in town today that a friend has been using.   Seems to be a good deal compared to what I have been paying.

Talked pellet smokers with Nate for a while and hope to get one for Father's Day.

Ordered an All American pressure canner model 921. 7 quarts or 17 pints. Garden is starting to really produce and I want to be able to take advantage of it.

Sitting now waiting on my daughters dance recital to start.


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Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: Nate on June 04, 2016, 08:04:29 PM
that is the cadilac of canner pots right there.  are you using it on a glass top or a gas stove?
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: TexasRedNeck on June 04, 2016, 11:44:05 PM
Thanks.  I like that it doesnt have a rubber gasket.  I plan on using it on my outdoor 3 burner cooktop.
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: JR on June 05, 2016, 12:09:06 AM
Stayed up late getting stencils ready for my sons scout trip to Lassen, basically got no sleep but that is how it goes. Wifey at work until 1400.

Scout graduation at 9am, I was in charge of making shirts for using the stencils but everyone made their own.

Youngest graduated to Webelos, there was a BBQ, and we made shirts. Last ones out at 1145, we go to my daughters volleyball game at 1200.

1200-1300 and they win. Youngest (who has an ear infection) plays basketball from 1430-1530 which they win. Then another from 1630-1730, they loose.

I go home and crash until 2000 and unload the truck. (35gal of water jugs, chairs, shade, cooler and such)

Zach is right in the center.

Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: cudakidd53 on June 05, 2016, 08:31:13 AM
Built a glass rack inside a cabinet of the Travel Trailer to more efficiently use the space and keep them in place and unbroken (hopefully) going down the road.  Used some salvaged cedar fence, last of my square dive furniture screw, glue, clamps and last piece went on with drywall screws!
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Post by: Sammconn on June 05, 2016, 10:08:06 AM
Friday, shot my first combat pistol competition. Was not using my glock...got very proficient at stoppage drills. :-\
Had a bad mag that would produce 1-3 stoppages per fill...
Needless to say I didn't do well, but had one heck of a pile of fun.

Spent yesterday doing the service rifle competition, didn't shoot my best but was on top at the end of the day in our class. So, Ottawa here I come again. The service rifle shoot was out team selection competition. We had 36 people trying out for 12 spots, lots of new shooters, lots learned, and boy do I hate heat. Was close to 100 yesterday and full sun all day. No fun at all for rundowns, especially 500 meter ones.
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: Nate on June 05, 2016, 12:00:32 PM
Thanks.  I like that it doesnt have a rubber gasket.  I plan on using it on my outdoor 3 burner cooktop.

I do know that there are some gas type burners that are not recommended for use with canners, because they produce too much heat and can cause damage to the pot.....?
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: Bigdave_185 on June 05, 2016, 06:43:34 PM
I use my camp chef for canning two or three times a year with out any issue


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Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: TexasRedNeck on June 05, 2016, 08:38:14 PM
Thanks.  I like that it doesnt have a rubber gasket.  I plan on using it on my outdoor 3 burner cooktop.

I do know that there are some gas type burners that are not recommended for use with canners, because they produce too much heat and can cause damage to the pot.....?

As thick as this thing is I don't think I'llhave any issues.  I don't plan on cranking it up to 90,000 btu
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: stlaser on June 05, 2016, 08:54:28 PM
Swapped couple broken sprinkler heads & adjusted them, added hardware cloth to raised garden to keep Fido out. Bent up 4 hoops from rebar to keep trampoline in place for kids. Added tanks to wr450 (finished it at least), grilled chicken & had corn on Cobb with some cold pasta salad wife made. Girls left & I upgraded slide release & trigger to wife's G43. Now fixing fire to make s'mores for kids later.
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: TexasRedNeck on June 05, 2016, 09:44:14 PM
Experimental kit build, Indy Aircraft T-Bird II 
(http://i1193.photobucket.com/albums/aa357/kampfitt/Plane04.jpg) (http://s1193.photobucket.com/user/kampfitt/media/Plane04.jpg.html)
My boys and I built it in 06
(http://i1193.photobucket.com/albums/aa357/kampfitt/momscamera2008.jpg) (http://s1193.photobucket.com/user/kampfitt/media/momscamera2008.jpg.html)
(http://i1193.photobucket.com/albums/aa357/kampfitt/momscamera2631.jpg) (http://s1193.photobucket.com/user/kampfitt/media/momscamera2631.jpg.html)

We need more information on that! Would love to have one and not need a license
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: TexasRedNeck on June 05, 2016, 09:46:52 PM
The wife ordered my smoker for fathers day today!  Going to be cooking ribs soon!

Got a REC TEC with a cover and SS front shelf.  Now to start fiddling with rubs and methodology.  Gonna start a thread for advice soon.
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: Bigdave_185 on June 05, 2016, 10:00:34 PM
Tex what did you just say?


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Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: Sammconn on June 05, 2016, 10:12:54 PM
Well the door is open. Lol.
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: TexasRedNeck on June 05, 2016, 10:18:25 PM
Im slow today.  You talking about my fiddlin and rubbin?

If you can't make yourself happy, no one else can either....

I ordered some hickory, apply and mesquite pellets so I should be ready to smoke!
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: Bigdave_185 on June 05, 2016, 10:37:42 PM
Now what you do behind close doors with the ol rub n tug n tickle is up to you my friend. 

I meant the REC TEC busines and a SS shelf?


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Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: TexasRedNeck on June 05, 2016, 11:15:54 PM
Oh, my bad.  Probably just opened a different door....

The REC TEC is a pellet smoker.
http://www.rectecgrills.com/rec-tec-wood-pellet-grill-rt-680/
(http://cdn1.bigcommerce.com/n-63unu/0wl5cus/products/76/images/365/Grill_Fireplace__53001.1391271266.500.500.jpg?c=2)
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: Sammconn on June 05, 2016, 11:17:35 PM
That is one file looking piece of equipment there!

And it is RED to boot!
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: TexasRedNeck on June 05, 2016, 11:23:23 PM


And it is RED to boot!
I assure you the color had nothing to do with the decision......

:-0
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: Bigdave_185 on June 05, 2016, 11:23:59 PM
Ah I see


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Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: kampfitt on June 06, 2016, 08:37:47 AM
Hate too spoil your fun But single place no license , 2 place and up to 1320 lbs. Sport Pilot required over 1320 lbs. Private Pilot. Feds don't care if you kill yourself but not your passenger !!
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Post by: KensAuto on June 06, 2016, 09:31:49 AM
Is that weight including passenger(s)?

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Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: EL TATE on June 06, 2016, 09:49:54 AM
Experimental kit build, Indy Aircraft T-Bird II 
(http://i1193.photobucket.com/albums/aa357/kampfitt/Plane04.jpg) (http://s1193.photobucket.com/user/kampfitt/media/Plane04.jpg.html)
My boys and I built it in 06
(http://i1193.photobucket.com/albums/aa357/kampfitt/momscamera2008.jpg) (http://s1193.photobucket.com/user/kampfitt/media/momscamera2008.jpg.html)
(http://i1193.photobucket.com/albums/aa357/kampfitt/momscamera2631.jpg) (http://s1193.photobucket.com/user/kampfitt/media/momscamera2631.jpg.html)

Any one notice that the barn and water look an awful lot like the scene from Roadhouse?

super cool ultralight btw.
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: stlaser on June 06, 2016, 10:08:23 AM
Is that weight including passenger(s)?

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I think "single place" mean me, myself & I only.
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: EL TATE on June 06, 2016, 11:32:51 AM
Got the invite from my pops and stepmother to come down and play golf at the country club in Everett. 95 deg around 2:00pm when we made the turn at hole 9. My calfs and forearms were sweating. shot a respectable 102 considering I've not golfed for about 3 years and my brother in law who plays 2x per week w/ over $2k in clubs invested shot a 105 ??? outdrove everyone on a couple holes, but those were usually the ones I would triple bogey after reaching the green in two. I guess I need some short game work.

They day before, we had my 3 sisters and all my nieces over for some backyard antics, a little playing out in the bay and some fire pit time. I made Chinese for dinner. bought the eggrolls and bbq pork, but made hot & sour soup, orange chicken, chow mein and fried rice from scratch. no pic of the fried rice as it got demolished by hungry children prior to Cyndie's photo op.
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: Sammconn on June 06, 2016, 12:08:54 PM
Found out the bedliner I have started my bumper with is no longer available.

So picked up a Raptor liner kit, and will proceed with it one time allows.
Any thoughts from those who have used it if I need to strip the over off?
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: KensAuto on June 06, 2016, 12:15:30 PM

I think "single place" mean me, myself & I only.

You need help with reading hippie boy?   " 2 place and up to 1320 lbs. Sport Pilot required "
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: Nate on June 06, 2016, 12:35:17 PM
ROFLMFAO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: stlaser on June 06, 2016, 01:03:50 PM
I was figuring you wanted to take gf H so there was no way with her you'd be under that weight limit anyhow..... ;)
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: KensAuto on June 06, 2016, 02:05:03 PM
She would sit .....well nevermind. lol
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: Flyin6 on June 06, 2016, 07:00:51 PM
Worked on that friggin JD tractor again...So another day spent working on the machine that is supposed to be working for me!

Good news is it still doesn't start, I'm covered in soot, grease, and had to walk around in poison ivy!
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: KensAuto on June 06, 2016, 09:27:36 PM
Started a new project. Building an aluminum bed for the Ranger. I also learned that using a tig takes more patience than I was born with.

(http://i.imgur.com/65p5wer.jpg)
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: Bigdave_185 on June 07, 2016, 11:16:25 AM
What was wrong with the original box?


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Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: KensAuto on June 07, 2016, 01:54:17 PM
The ranger was too long for my toyhauler by 6-8 inches. Options were either extend the trailer (not easy but very doable), or buy a shorter toy (not after all the work I put into this one). Right now I take the bed off and strap it in the vertical position for hauling....not hard, but getting tired of it already. ...Plus, aluminum is cooler than plastic!

http://real-man-truckworks-and-survival.com/index.php?topic=993.msg19154#msg19154
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: Bigdave_185 on June 07, 2016, 11:50:55 PM
I see now


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Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: cudakidd53 on June 08, 2016, 09:08:49 PM
Toured Bourbon Country and had a ball!  Thought of you knuckle heads a few times - specifically Tex once!

Not drunk, just need rotational assistance!
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: KensAuto on June 08, 2016, 09:47:03 PM
Cheers Mike! you visit Mr Old and Crusty in the Tuck yet?
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: cudakidd53 on June 08, 2016, 09:59:13 PM
On my - list if the poison ivy doesn't get him first!   ;)
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: Nate on June 09, 2016, 01:09:56 AM
i hope that you choke on the makers..........
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: Nate on June 09, 2016, 01:10:04 AM
;D!
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: Farmer Jon on June 09, 2016, 07:49:16 AM
Loading corn out of a bin on an abandond farm place. I was kind of spacing out in my own little world. All of a sudden I'm surrounded by shadows. Scared the crap out of me for a second. There were 8 buzzards flying around me. That place give me the creaps anyway. I went and sat in the truck. Last summer my teenage son came face to face with one in the old house. Went exploring upstairs turned the corner and there it was. 3 ft tall 6 ft wing span.
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: Flyin6 on June 09, 2016, 10:57:33 AM
Toured Bourbon Country and had a ball!  Thought of you knuckle heads a few times - specifically Tex once!

Not drunk, just need rotational assistance!
Mike, be sure to bring that glass to the hide tomorrow.
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: BobbyB on June 09, 2016, 04:21:05 PM
Went to work, got my CPR and AED re-cert done. Now I'm home.
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: JR on June 09, 2016, 06:56:37 PM
Got an upper for $320 shipped. Armsunlimited.com No dust cover or assist but M16 BCG
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: cudakidd53 on June 09, 2016, 10:41:21 PM
Dear Nate-

Didn't choke on the Makers - too smooth!  Wild Turkey- different story, choked on that today and thought of you  ;D  Toured Buffalo Trace, Woodford, Wild Turkey & 4 Roses and came to the conclusion that I don't enjoy much Rye in my Bourbon!  Foot tour of the Perryville Battlefield (CW) for 2.5 hours and really got a sense of high ground advantage in Civil War as well as any other battle - brutal reality of Civil War combat sinks in walking the ground!
Title: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: Bigdave_185 on June 10, 2016, 01:05:45 AM
Removed
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: Nate on June 10, 2016, 01:21:19 AM
Dear Nate-

Didn't choke on the Makers - too smooth!  Wild Turkey- different story, choked on that today and thought of you  ;D  Toured Buffalo Trace, Woodford, Wild Turkey & 4 Roses and came to the conclusion that I don't enjoy much Rye in my Bourbon!  Foot tour of the Perryville Battlefield (CW) for 2.5 hours and really got a sense of high ground advantage in Civil War as well as any other battle - brutal reality of Civil War combat sinks in walking the ground!

;D!
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: JR on June 10, 2016, 01:45:58 AM
Put +2 Pierce on all my glock mags.
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: Wilbur on June 10, 2016, 03:07:24 AM
All I've been doing lately is work work more work and a little bit more when that was done. Yeesh. I do some consulting for attorneys on financial stuff....so I worked Monday night until about 4 am...bed until 630 then all day Tuesday working at a client doing back to back to back meetings from 9 to 5 (no lunch....not that I need them  ::))...drive home...fall asleep...wake up about 8 pm....work another 8 hours...sleep for a good 4 hours...work all day...then work until 4 am yesterday am...get an hour aleep, drive 2 hours through traffic from hell...meetings from 9 to 5 again back to back....drive home in worse traffic....grab a quick bite and work until now (it's 3am). But got the docs sent off to the lawyer to be filed with the judge at 830 am. So now I get to sleep. No fun. But gotta grab the green while I can. Lord knows it's hard enough to come by.   :o
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: kampfitt on June 10, 2016, 08:36:24 AM
Took a day off of work to get my pond Aerator done. Now I need a day off to recover from my day off!
125' trench  from barn. Going to mount pump in barn, then air lines to wife's garden outhouse with flow valves inside, then to pond.
(http://i1193.photobucket.com/albums/aa357/kampfitt/IMG_20160608_184606_951.jpg) (http://s1193.photobucket.com/user/kampfitt/media/IMG_20160608_184606_951.jpg.html)
Pump inside.
(http://i1193.photobucket.com/albums/aa357/kampfitt/IMG_20160610_060557_144.jpg) (http://s1193.photobucket.com/user/kampfitt/media/IMG_20160610_060557_144.jpg.html)
Lines into trench.
(http://i1193.photobucket.com/albums/aa357/kampfitt/IMG_20160610_060605_810.jpg) (http://s1193.photobucket.com/user/kampfitt/media/IMG_20160610_060605_810.jpg.html)
Outhouse Control Room!
(http://i1193.photobucket.com/albums/aa357/kampfitt/IMG_20160610_060658_979.jpg) (http://s1193.photobucket.com/user/kampfitt/media/IMG_20160610_060658_979.jpg.html)
Valves.
(http://i1193.photobucket.com/albums/aa357/kampfitt/IMG_20160610_060647_877.jpg) (http://s1193.photobucket.com/user/kampfitt/media/IMG_20160610_060647_877.jpg.html)
Covered Trench and ran over with backhoe!(http://i1193.photobucket.com/albums/aa357/kampfitt/IMG_20160609_202549_934.jpg) (http://s1193.photobucket.com/user/kampfitt/media/IMG_20160609_202549_934.jpg.html)
Bubbles!
(http://i1193.photobucket.com/albums/aa357/kampfitt/IMG_20160609_202625_357.jpg) (http://s1193.photobucket.com/user/kampfitt/media/IMG_20160609_202625_357.jpg.html)
(http://i1193.photobucket.com/albums/aa357/kampfitt/IMG_20160609_202649_572.jpg) (http://s1193.photobucket.com/user/kampfitt/media/IMG_20160609_202649_572.jpg.html)
3 heads, 1 in small end and 2 in big side all self weighted air line in the water, 1/2" 125 psi plastic from barn to waters edge.
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: Bigdave_185 on June 10, 2016, 10:19:56 AM
That looks like an amazing summer


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Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: Farmer Jon on June 10, 2016, 01:32:16 PM
So far today I fixed the leaky toilet in the camper and started packing bearings. The dealer packed them last year. 3,000 miles on them. I'm surprised I made it home they are dry. I'm not  letting them to pack my bearings anymore.

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Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: cruizng on June 10, 2016, 04:22:07 PM
All I've been doing lately is work work more work and a little bit more when that was done. Yeesh. I do some consulting for attorneys on financial stuff....so I worked Monday night until about 4 am...bed until 630 then all day Tuesday working at a client doing back to back to back meetings from 9 to 5 (no lunch....not that I need them  ::))...drive home...fall asleep...wake up about 8 pm....work another 8 hours...sleep for a good 4 hours...work all day...then work until 4 am yesterday am...get an hour aleep, drive 2 hours through traffic from hell...meetings from 9 to 5 again back to back....drive home in worse traffic....grab a quick bite and work until now (it's 3am). But got the docs sent off to the lawyer to be filed with the judge at 830 am. So now I get to sleep. No fun. But gotta grab the green while I can. Lord knows it's hard enough to come by.   :o

Wilbur, Sounds like a killer schedule right now but your right... grab the cash! Never know when the next crash is hitting. I always thought about going to the dark side and consulting to attorneys for litigation in trucking accidents. I have been deposed so many times as the Info Sys expert and they didn't have a clue what questions to ask or what data was available. I might have to "retire" like you.  :o
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: rpar86 on June 10, 2016, 04:46:17 PM
Took a day off of work to get my pond Aerator done. Now I need a day off to recover from my day off!
125' trench  from barn. Going to mount pump in barn, then air lines to wife's garden outhouse with flow valves inside, then to pond.
(http://i1193.photobucket.com/albums/aa357/kampfitt/IMG_20160608_184606_951.jpg) (http://s1193.photobucket.com/user/kampfitt/media/IMG_20160608_184606_951.jpg.html)
Pump inside.
(http://i1193.photobucket.com/albums/aa357/kampfitt/IMG_20160610_060557_144.jpg) (http://s1193.photobucket.com/user/kampfitt/media/IMG_20160610_060557_144.jpg.html)
Lines into trench.
(http://i1193.photobucket.com/albums/aa357/kampfitt/IMG_20160610_060605_810.jpg) (http://s1193.photobucket.com/user/kampfitt/media/IMG_20160610_060605_810.jpg.html)
Outhouse Control Room!
(http://i1193.photobucket.com/albums/aa357/kampfitt/IMG_20160610_060658_979.jpg) (http://s1193.photobucket.com/user/kampfitt/media/IMG_20160610_060658_979.jpg.html)
Valves.
(http://i1193.photobucket.com/albums/aa357/kampfitt/IMG_20160610_060647_877.jpg) (http://s1193.photobucket.com/user/kampfitt/media/IMG_20160610_060647_877.jpg.html)
Covered Trench and ran over with backhoe!(http://i1193.photobucket.com/albums/aa357/kampfitt/IMG_20160609_202549_934.jpg) (http://s1193.photobucket.com/user/kampfitt/media/IMG_20160609_202549_934.jpg.html)
Bubbles!
(http://i1193.photobucket.com/albums/aa357/kampfitt/IMG_20160609_202625_357.jpg) (http://s1193.photobucket.com/user/kampfitt/media/IMG_20160609_202625_357.jpg.html)
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3 heads, 1 in small end and 2 in big side all self weighted air line in the water, 1/2" 125 psi plastic from barn to waters edge.


So... what is the purpose of all this? The valves, bubbles, etc... aerating the water for fish?
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Post by: KensAuto on June 10, 2016, 05:33:13 PM
Beautiful place right there^^^^^^^^!!!!!

...hang in there Wil, it can only get worse! lol
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Post by: TexasRedNeck on June 10, 2016, 10:11:41 PM
Mike, great sign.  Thanks for thinking of me!

kampfit, what made you decide on compressed air versus the motor and blades on the surface for aeration?
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Post by: cudakidd53 on June 10, 2016, 10:15:02 PM
Cooked Quail at Don's hillbilly haven!

Slight delay- don't leave grill brush on grill when heating up grill!

Ate it all up! Don did helo shrimps....hey NATE - single barrel Makers w/ giant makers ice ball!  Don spilled last bit into bed of CMax.... Alcohol abuse!
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Post by: JR on June 10, 2016, 10:23:10 PM
Have you tied the rope on yet?
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Post by: cudakidd53 on June 10, 2016, 10:34:53 PM
No rope, did drive Sarge..... Bucket lifts full range and Don gave on the job training!  Wacked a full beer at 200 meters with the AR first shot .... Don took it for a spin and let us play with the M1A!  Wicked weapon that looks as nice as it shoots!
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Post by: JR on June 10, 2016, 11:28:13 PM
And I am stuck 2500 miles away. At least the Warriors are winning. Not a huge BB fan, but they are the home team.
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Post by: Nate on June 11, 2016, 01:12:05 AM
Tell don that he has to do pushups for that kind of abuse
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Post by: swbhobie16 on June 11, 2016, 08:26:38 AM
threw together a set of cornhole boards for my GF. Pinterest gets her every time. she's from
NY, I'm not NC..

stained with state outlines painted on..

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back side, right has one coat of poly, left: none. for experimental purposes

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done.

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now I'm here.. playing beersbie and grilling out. and tossing some bags around..

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Post by: kampfitt on June 11, 2016, 09:43:04 AM
Everything I have read says bottom Aeration works best for the fish and reduces the muck, also stops the water from getting as much algae. Go to The Pond Guy lots of good info. The valves are flow controls, the pump is dual output up to 4 heads. If one head is in shallower water it would flow more air than the deeper one so you adj that one to balance out so both heads flow the same. I'm using 3 heads so my longest run is on one output from the pump to waters edge then spliced to self weighted line to air head. The other 2 are shorter runs 85' and 75' compared to 150' for long run.
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Post by: Sammconn on June 11, 2016, 05:35:46 PM
Pulled the trigger on a Liberty 24 gun safe. HH6 says I need a safe at the cabin for the resident arms, I tend to agree. So I'll be relocating a 12 gun to the cabin once the new one is home.

Have been enjoying our first beautiful day at the cabin as well. Mowed the lawn and provided the turf with some rotational landscaping while I was at it. Got to flatten the yard out somehow...
Presently sitting in boat trying to catch a few walleye, but likely will just enjoy the beer, as I'm likely a couple weeks early for them to be here yet.

My lighting orders are starting to show up, so will be affixing the rear bumper lights in the next few days.
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Post by: Bigdave_185 on June 11, 2016, 06:34:40 PM
Went to my company's 60 year open house with the family.   (http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160611/0c712da8672890710ac069f84dce7122.jpg)
A large scale model of one of my planes we out stuff into (http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160611/2e452cc6c82329ff97d21b6bfc35f58e.jpg)
My boy happy to be sitting in a humvee Phoenix system(http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160611/4742353bf924070d9a16872067cf44a1.jpg)
Some range testing stuff with what I actually do (http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160611/700cb7fd0f7394e378d87492500ebaf7.jpg)


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Post by: cudakidd53 on June 11, 2016, 07:43:47 PM
Spent a glorious day at Don's hide, sounding the well depth and soaking in the wealth of knowledge and experience from Don was amazing.  Different life experience yet similar views, attitudes and outlook. 

Now back down in Shelbyville camping before heading to Jack Daniels and Shiloh Battlefield.
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Post by: JR on June 11, 2016, 09:05:55 PM
Sounds like you had a great weekend at the Hide. Something tells me BD is a good host.

Travis AFB is about 10 miles from here. Scouts got a real tour from a Colonel a couple weeks back, funny how unindoctrinated kids love all the military stuff.

Nice trade up on the safe.
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Post by: TexasRedNeck on June 11, 2016, 11:03:42 PM
Long day. Started at 04:30. Watching deer at the feeder on the security cam while drinking coffee. On the road 06:30 from the hide to lufkin. Tractor supply to get stuff for the garden and then to find a cable for the riding lawnmower in Nacogdoches and then to Walmart to get meat and spices to put on the new smoker and spices for canning some jalape?os and bread and butter pickles. Mowed the area around here while smoking some ribs after getting the new smoker put together. Now enjoying the fruits of my labor and some old No 7 and Coke Zero.


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Post by: BobbyB on June 11, 2016, 11:07:02 PM
Volunteered at a charity event, then did some laundry.
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: TexasRedNeck on June 11, 2016, 11:53:59 PM
volunteering makes for a great day.  Nothing like the feeling of finishing a day and knowing you helped others.
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: BobbyB on June 12, 2016, 12:08:48 AM
volunteering makes for a great day.  Nothing like the feeling of finishing a day and knowing you helped others.

It was at a motorcycle demo event, so I got to ride the 2017's as well.
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Post by: TexasRedNeck on June 12, 2016, 08:13:20 AM
 Well that doesn't suck!
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Post by: Flyin6 on June 12, 2016, 08:17:32 AM
Took a day off of work to get my pond Aerator done. Now I need a day off to recover from my day off!
125' trench  from barn. Going to mount pump in barn, then air lines to wife's garden outhouse with flow valves inside, then to pond.
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Pump inside.
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Lines into trench.
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Outhouse Control Room!
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Valves.
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Covered Trench and ran over with backhoe!(http://i1193.photobucket.com/albums/aa357/kampfitt/IMG_20160609_202549_934.jpg) (http://s1193.photobucket.com/user/kampfitt/media/IMG_20160609_202549_934.jpg.html)
Bubbles!
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3 heads, 1 in small end and 2 in big side all self weighted air line in the water, 1/2" 125 psi plastic from barn to waters edge.

That is outstanding, really outstanding

Good work, and well worth a day of lost "work"
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Post by: TexasRedNeck on June 12, 2016, 05:02:40 PM
Up at 04:00. Butt on the smoker 05:00. Made vinegar sauce. Bible study. Picked veggies from the garden. Made pickled jalape?os and bread and butter pickles in the new canner. Ate pulled pork. Now have a mess of a kitchen to clean.

Pickled jalape?os
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Bread and butter pickles.

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Post by: BobbyB on June 12, 2016, 05:05:27 PM
Slept in until 1000. Haven't done that in a long time. Past that I did as little as possible.
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Post by: Bigdave_185 on June 12, 2016, 05:30:39 PM
I have had jalpino pickles  but never the other way


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Post by: cudakidd53 on June 12, 2016, 09:16:10 PM
Drove to Savannah, TN dragging trailer behind, stopped at Lynchburg,TN to visit Jack and eat BBQ. Now grillin poke chops all sauced up with sauce from Barrelhouse BBQ and having nerve serum...Makers n Coke!

Here's where all Jacks water comes from-
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Post by: cudakidd53 on June 12, 2016, 09:22:49 PM
Dinner plated!
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Post by: cudakidd53 on June 12, 2016, 09:48:09 PM
OH, MY - was this GOOD!  JD Charcoal with two barrel stave chunks for fire/smoke - 5min. a side - on second turn - over cold zone and apply sauce - 3-5 mins. more and flip last as sauce bare side and finish.  Smokey Joe grill, and this sauce-
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Post by: Bigdave_185 on June 13, 2016, 11:04:16 AM
Worked on some lights (http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160613/75745286d7e61d5b465aff9325b34fb3.jpg)(http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160613/0a9ed4ca1d7fcd98dd17deec4d9dca6f.jpg)(http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160613/2e5af2b2be122d2dd78045fcca8f0640.jpg)(http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160613/ef340767632ebba5f2add2de0b36349f.jpg)

I pulled the one I test fit apart, added some tape, added some byutal (spelling) and then resealed.  I should be able to instal tonight pending on mommas attitude and how the twins are acting


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Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: cudakidd53 on June 16, 2016, 08:34:15 PM
Competed the Bullets & Bourbon Tour last night around 6pm - 2500 miles - visiting Distilleries and Civil War Battlefields and shooting bullets with Don too.  Buddy Ray and I already planned a repeat tour for three years from now, in celebration of 50 years of friendship and my retirement - you can have special bottles etched at some of the places!  :)
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Post by: cudakidd53 on June 16, 2016, 08:37:44 PM
Here's an example of an etched bottle-
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Post by: KensAuto on June 16, 2016, 08:49:03 PM
That is sweet!!!! ^^^
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Post by: cudakidd53 on June 16, 2016, 08:58:40 PM
Thanks for turning that bottle upright for me Ken, it was about to leak out!  LOL- silly phone does that often for some reason!
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Post by: Sammconn on June 16, 2016, 09:41:01 PM
That is cool!
And so is what's in it too!

Oh yeah, got sidetracked by the Gentleman there.
Drove back out today.
Hasn't rained much and the road is firmer. Not better though.
Was happy to see the addition of some rock to the muck holes.

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Yes it's 2", but as aweful as it is, it will help firm things up some.
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Post by: TexasRedNeck on June 16, 2016, 11:42:56 PM
Went to work.  Came home.  Mowed the yard.  Watching "Man on Fire" with Denzel.  Love that movie
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Post by: Dawg25385 on June 17, 2016, 12:15:34 AM
Anything with Denzel is good. That one is up towards the top tho, imo


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Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: TexasRedNeck on June 17, 2016, 12:24:18 AM
"death is his art, and he's about to paint his masterpiece"
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Post by: Flyin6 on June 17, 2016, 08:10:23 AM
Anything with Denzel is good. That one is up towards the top tho, imo


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I agree

I like the line when someone tells him the police officer is the head of the secret organization, and the fella speaking says, "He's got lots of protection." Denzel immediately responds, "Good, he's going to need it."
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Post by: Flyin6 on June 17, 2016, 08:12:59 AM
Anything with Denzel is good. That one is up towards the top tho, imo


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I agree

I like the line when someone tells him the police officer is the head of the secret organization, and the fella speaking says, "He's got lots of protection." Denzel immediately responds, "Good, he's going to need it."


Oh and, "OK fella, time for you to join the afterlife"
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Post by: TexasRedNeck on June 17, 2016, 05:27:24 PM
And " here, your brother wants to say something" as he blows his fingers off with the shotgun


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Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: Sammconn on June 17, 2016, 10:04:03 PM
So I picked up the new safe from Cabelas.
Good thing I too the unnecessary stuff out.

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Will be a couple weeks before install. I'm off to HH6's parents for a 50th anniversary party and an early 75th for her pops.
After these festivities off to BC for a change of command ceremony and week of shooting.
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Post by: BobbyB on June 17, 2016, 10:33:13 PM
off to BC for a change of command ceremony and week of shooting.

Sam, did you guys ever switch from the Enfield to the C19s yet ? I read that they might allow you guys to keep the 303s?
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: Sammconn on June 18, 2016, 10:56:53 AM
We haven't made the switch yet. When I went for the trials in October they see saying 2017, and most recently they are still saying the same.
Prior to our new libtard in charge we were going to be gifted them if we could legally purchase firearms. Time will tell now with our new government.
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: BobbyB on June 18, 2016, 04:54:56 PM
We haven't made the switch yet. When I went for the trials in October they see saying 2017, and most recently they are still saying the same.
Prior to our new libtard in charge we were going to be gifted them if we could legally purchase firearms. Time will tell now with our new government.

Got ya. I thought that would be kinda cool if you would be allowed to keep it. Got some memories with them. Oh well just thought I'd ask.
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: TexasRedNeck on June 18, 2016, 07:19:53 PM
Unloaded an oak tree for firewood that the wind and rain blew over at my parents house. Will have to get to splitting it soon. Started compounding and polishing the front cap on the RV and harvested more from the garden.

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Post by: Dawg25385 on June 18, 2016, 08:16:48 PM
Today, moved some dirt at the church with the tractor, took tractor back to grampas, fertilized and limed the lawn, changed oil in the Honda generator with Mobil 1, filled up my Diesel Kleen bottles, changed the Honda push mower oil with Mobil 1 and sharpened its blades, changed the spark plug in my Stihl blower, and discovered moles already threatening my perfect lawn :/

Tomorrow, the Deere is getting its oil changed, fuel filter and air filters, greased, and blades sharpened. Duramax is getting oil changed, fuel filter, greased, and washed.

Tonight, time to head over to my buddy's birthday party.

Oh and I saw Don on the freeway (http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160619/111bd80be3fed09b2d785872cf340ce0.jpg)


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Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: Dawg25385 on June 18, 2016, 08:18:03 PM
Unloaded an oak tree for firewood that the wind and rain blew over at my parents house. Will have to get to splitting it soon. Started compounding and polishing the front cap on the RV and harvested more from the garden.

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That is going to make for some awesome firewood. Can't even hardly find oak around here. Lucky to get an alder, mostly fir available for me to cut. Solid pickup


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Post by: BobbyB on June 18, 2016, 08:19:49 PM
Wandered around a Farmers' market with my parents, then took them out for a pre-Father's day lunch at a pretty epic burger place. Then went out to the farm and looked at the new Colt and Filly that were out there. Then went back to my apt, found it to be 90+ degrees inside so I broke down and turned the AC on.
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: stlaser on June 18, 2016, 08:35:26 PM
Sitting in AC currently, spent 8 hours in a tactical shotgun course. Lot of fun, learned a few things & am gunna be sore in the morning. The heat wasn't helpful today either......
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: TexasRedNeck on June 18, 2016, 08:51:26 PM
I love shotgun. Moving and loading and putting rounds down range. Did you do slug drills?


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Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: TexasRedNeck on June 18, 2016, 09:00:49 PM
Smoked three chickens
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Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: stlaser on June 18, 2016, 09:02:58 PM
We shot slugs, not sure what you're referring to exactly? We did load swaps etc (which is what I think you meant) & yeah it's as much a mental challenge under duress as anything. I'm used to shooting slugs btw being an Indiana deer hunter for 25 years which is what we were made to use until recently. Definitely a good time, need to practice my foot work as that was my personal biggest challenge I had when shooting & moving......
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Post by: BobbyB on June 18, 2016, 09:53:25 PM
need to practice my foot work as that was my personal biggest challenge I had when shooting & moving......

That's because most people never shoot while moving, and/or the ranges don't allow it. But you at least know where you need to improve and that is a good thing to know.
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Post by: Bigdave_185 on June 18, 2016, 10:21:15 PM
I wish there was ranges and courses like that here in Utah.  If there is any I haven't found them


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Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: JR on June 18, 2016, 10:22:45 PM
Had Scout camp the last 3 days and basketball and a fishing derby, I'm beat.

Youngest was at camp. older fished.
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: TexasRedNeck on June 18, 2016, 10:37:27 PM
We shot slugs, not sure what you're referring to exactly? We did load swaps etc (which is what I think you meant) & yeah it's as much a mental challenge under duress as anything. I'm used to shooting slugs btw being an Indiana deer hunter for 25 years which is what we were made to use until recently. Definitely a good time, need to practice my foot work as that was my personal biggest challenge I had when shooting & moving......
Exactly.  When called upon, pull a slug from the side saddle, load it, rack the slide, ejecting a round to make the slug ready for the next shot.

Good times
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Post by: Flyin6 on June 18, 2016, 11:07:31 PM
Sitting in AC currently, spent 8 hours in a tactical shotgun course. Lot of fun, learned a few things & am gunna be sore in the morning. The heat wasn't helpful today either......
We fired so many shells the other weekend out of the Mossy-930 that it got to be nearly impossible to load more shells. The clockworks inside was filthy!
I developed a course as it were.
You'd fire a table to learn the feel and function of the gun
Step two you fired 2 rounds, then reloaded three more, then continued engaging targets
Next rable involved two targets 50 feet apart, requiring about a 70 degree pivot
The next table was moving forward and engaging a single target
The next table was moving forward and having a malfunction created by my short loading the weapon or putting in a dummy round
The next table was moving and engaging multiple targets with a reload
The last was engaging targets with three rounds, with 2 seconds to fire.

after all that you went through a couple boxes. I started you out with a light game load, then as you progressed moved you up to a magnum field load, and finished with all 00 buckshot engagements
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: stlaser on June 19, 2016, 12:10:52 AM
I wish there was ranges and courses like that here in Utah.  If there is any I haven't found them


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There are, you just have to pay the group or instructor putting on the class & sign a waver of liability. They make the deal with the gun range to operate how they want. They were discussing today a class they want to do on the moving target course firing from a moving vehicle. I'd look up John Mosby I think he was running some out your way (mainly combat rifle).

And for you Texas boys I'd check out Max Velocity's site he's now doing classes near Waco I think? & no it's not at the local twin peaks either......
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Post by: Bigdave_185 on June 19, 2016, 02:45:38 AM
http://www.utahtacticalcoaching.com/Services.html

What do you think for prices?


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Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: cudakidd53 on June 19, 2016, 08:15:48 AM
Appears to be fair prices to me- I'd be willing to pay the price for the courses described.  Of course you must provide ammunition I'm guessing-
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: stlaser on June 19, 2016, 09:24:47 AM
Looks spot on, I paid $175 for the shotgun course & thought it was a bit steep at the time. Today day after I'm telling you I would have paid more for that course.....

I've never attended a course where I did not provide ammo btw.
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Post by: Bigdave_185 on June 19, 2016, 11:19:17 AM
I not only think it would be a fun thing to come and watch but participation also.   Visually learn then follow.  I'll go check it out and see what it's all about.


HAPPY FATHERS DAY  fellas


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Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: Dawg25385 on June 19, 2016, 08:54:17 PM
Maintenance day continued... Deere change with Mobil 1, other filters actually were fine. Greased it, and pulled the blades off. Made the determination that a new pair of blades would be a good move, and keep these for known crappy terrain.

Dmax got a new fuel filter and aluminum bleeder screw. Oil change with fresh Delvac. Greased and all other fluids checked.

Happy Father's Day men. I'll tip back this ice cold Dr Pepper in your honor


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Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: Flyin6 on June 19, 2016, 09:31:00 PM
Slow Roasted myself on the Triumph on some short rides...Went to church...Went and spent some time with a D-Day Army Infantry veteran, Uncle Bob...96 years old!
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: Farmer Jon on June 20, 2016, 07:34:55 PM
A few of you may remember a few months back I got a mack truck with a bunch of problems. The dealer wouldn't do anything about it. Well it has nickle and dime us for long enough. Just a dang money pit.  Its currently at the Mack dealer for more problems. On the way home the boss and I did a little shopping. I do believe we have found a replacement. 07 Peterbuilt 650 Hp pre emission Cat with 18 speed. Already has a pusher and ready to go.
Title: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: Bigdave_185 on June 20, 2016, 07:56:37 PM
I want a semi for no other reasons then to block my street with the largest vehicle I can and they are just pure awesome looking!!!! Looks awesome and I am jealous

I took my truck in for a tire rotation and balance, then got a free alignment because the shop guy was being a great guy.  Not out to much. Just a little extra toe in.  And on the freeway again
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Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: Flyin6 on June 20, 2016, 09:00:27 PM
Dr appointment, good one. Cut the grass, serviced the mower, and worked on the Tac-Tor or Tac-Trac, or whatever it is.
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: TexasRedNeck on June 20, 2016, 11:22:36 PM
I'll preface this with an I'm sorry Ken. I landed in Phoenix this morning for a leaders conference. Took a group of my team to C2 Tactical in Mesa for some simulator time. Then ran back to the hotel for reception and opening remarks and dinner. Two days of this crap non stop and then back to Houston. Good thing I got here. Some planes from Houston were re routed. Apparently not enough lift at 119 degrees.


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Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: KensAuto on June 20, 2016, 11:32:05 PM
Sorry I missed ya but I had the day from hell anyhow.....I wouldn't have made a very good host.
The temps also made me a bit testy!
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: wyorunner on June 21, 2016, 12:38:35 AM
Sorry I missed ya but I had the day from hell anyhow.....I wouldn't have made a very good host.
The temps also made me a bit testy!


I can understand temps being a bit nutty, and causing one to go nuts. Have been all over the country for the last four weeks and drove back to the house last night. Last fuel stop at 2315 in Phoenix I got out of the truck and thought, since when does it feel like Kuwait in Phoenix. Truck was saying 106 which is just nuts for that time. I missed a lot of the heat but apparently have showed back up just in time for lots more of it.


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Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: JR on June 21, 2016, 01:04:24 AM
Got the wall cut out for the new stairs to the garage vs the ol pull down ladder.

Washed and changed all the pool filters as everything was nice irish green, so I shocked the bleep out of it. Got a nice DAD size floaty for fathers day that must be implemented!!

Took the kids to movies, Looking for Dory. Slept though the middle of it.

Bought wood for the stairs, was just a mild 97 here.
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: stlaser on June 21, 2016, 01:36:22 AM
78 here today, much better than the 110 yesterday. We were blessed with cloud coverage & a nice steady breeze. Which allowed me to get quite a bit of framing done on my deck this morning after my workout. Ran out of deck framing material little before one then cleaned up and met with steel supplier from Peoria. Had good meeting then survived a trip to Costco, barely. Took kids to library this evening for summer reading program. Whipped up some chicken Caesar salad minus the croutons & started mentally preparing for my mother to be in town starting early am tomorrow.
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: Farmer Jon on June 21, 2016, 07:35:24 AM
And now im coming down with a summer cold. 3 days before we leave on vacation. It will probably clear up by then but I will have given it to the wife and kids.
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: cudakidd53 on June 21, 2016, 05:25:31 PM
Sharpened the blades on the mower, scrapped the underside of the mower deck, mowed the lawn, hoe'd the young trees and watered them.  Ordered Transynd and filters to service the Transmission and Fuel Filter on the Dmax after towing the trailer around the Ohio/Mississippi Valleys - Dmax has 106,000 miles on it now, so it's coming due.  Planed the edge of the gate so it'd close correctly, dealt with "bad" Bourbon, (awaiting an answer on that!) then made sure the rest wasn't going bad.....LOL!  Sippin' some now, after posting up some "distractions" for you all to look at on the interweb!  Choking on Makers for Nate now.....ROFLMAO
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: JR on June 21, 2016, 05:38:39 PM
Dang, 106 on a 2012!!
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: cudakidd53 on June 21, 2016, 06:00:46 PM
Dang, 106 on a 2012!!

Guess it's broke in now!
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: JR on June 21, 2016, 08:04:40 PM
I'm at 126 and trying to put a little less on it. Runs great
Title: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: Bigdave_185 on June 21, 2016, 08:14:14 PM
99566 as of parking from the drive to work
On my 2007 nbs

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Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: Flyin6 on June 21, 2016, 11:15:55 PM
Mine just slid over the 60K mark today!

It's dusty and ruined. I'm afraid the dust totalled it, I'm sorry to report! :-((
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: swbhobie16 on June 22, 2016, 06:51:08 AM
got the AC box/iPad holder almost buttoned up on the '79 scout

(http://i620.photobucket.com/albums/tt284/swbhobie16/F1DC1D57-10C1-4AA8-89AF-4E686BD9890C.jpg)

(http://i620.photobucket.com/albums/tt284/swbhobie16/92980169-F08A-486B-96AB-9F52D4A7AA7A.jpg)

(http://i620.photobucket.com/albums/tt284/swbhobie16/D58FBC64-7808-4666-BFA9-B7874174846A.jpg)

and bolted on a set of corbeau seats. notice the owners excitement in the background.. hahah

(http://i620.photobucket.com/albums/tt284/swbhobie16/421A1D59-C3E0-4362-85FC-35315B21C30B.jpg)

now that the seats are in place, construction of a suitable material console can take place. I'm afraid the cardboard just isn't going to cut it.
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: swbhobie16 on June 22, 2016, 06:56:58 AM
and last weekend I snagged a pair or N Fab running boards for half price off CL in decent shape (would have ended up looking about like this after 6-8 months anyway.. hahaha)

(http://i620.photobucket.com/albums/tt284/swbhobie16/8722F5A1-8AAB-4315-BEB0-A9F234ADC8B6.jpg)

and did a headlight and grill update (05 headlights, and the grill is made to look like the newer ones as well.. while keeping the stock 03/04 bumper.) changed the whole look of the truck IMO..

(http://i620.photobucket.com/albums/tt284/swbhobie16/B54DCFBD-5705-43A1-AD35-D565FFCB426C.jpg)

ohh.. and she has 178k ish miles. hahah. the next thing that will go on it is a set of 20s from
either an 06 (flat 5 spoke) or 08 KR (7 spoke alloys) but that'll happen when I need a set of tires. most likely next spring/summer. hard to take a good set of tires off the truck just to change rim size
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: cudakidd53 on June 22, 2016, 08:23:47 AM
Nice fabrication there- don't rush to change the console, some people weld on the stuff so I'm certain it'd last fairly well........LOL!
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: Flyin6 on June 22, 2016, 08:54:30 AM
Nice fabrication there- don't rush to change the console, some people weld on the stuff so I'm certain it'd last fairly well........LOL!
My thoughts exactly!

If cardboard works in medium duty metal fabrication and welding, then give it a coat of shellac and it should hold up as a console. Just don't let a fat girl stand on it in a parade somewhere and you'll be fine!
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: swbhobie16 on June 22, 2016, 01:31:54 PM
it's a sure fire way to keep them outta the truck.. hahaha
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: swbhobie16 on June 22, 2016, 01:33:22 PM
just finished this up for my grandfather. i think you could let SqD roll down the driveway and let it act as bump stop!

(http://i620.photobucket.com/albums/tt284/swbhobie16/9FE92C8A-1A39-4DC6-9838-0F2A48BB3C00.jpg)
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: Farmer Jon on June 22, 2016, 01:42:56 PM
Bought the Peterbuilt this morning. They would not take the Mack on trade but worked a deal to sell it on consignment.  We leave tomorrow so getting the camper ready and doing some last minute mowing. Got my daughter on the weedeater. This should be interesting .

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Title: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: Bigdave_185 on June 22, 2016, 01:51:51 PM
and last weekend I snagged a pair or N Fab running boards for half price off CL in decent shape (would have ended up looking about like this after 6-8 months anyway.. hahaha)

(http://i620.photobucket.com/albums/tt284/swbhobie16/8722F5A1-8AAB-4315-BEB0-A9F234ADC8B6.jpg)

and did a headlight and grill update (05 headlights, and the grill is made to look like the newer ones as well.. while keeping the stock 03/04 bumper.) changed the whole look of the truck IMO..

(http://i620.photobucket.com/albums/tt284/swbhobie16/B54DCFBD-5705-43A1-AD35-D565FFCB426C.jpg)

ohh.. and she has 178k ish miles. hahah. the next thing that will go on it is a set of 20s from
either an 06 (flat 5 spoke) or 08 KR (7 spoke alloys) but that'll happen when I need a set of tires. most likely next spring/summer. hard to take a good set of tires off the truck just to change rim size
Let's hear a bit more about that front end conversion, lights and grill and cost ? No panel modifications?


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Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: BobbyB on June 22, 2016, 02:31:36 PM
That 6.0 looks nice. There's a grey one up here for sale that I like. I don't like the price.
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: swbhobie16 on June 22, 2016, 06:44:01 PM
lights and grill were piece milled together from 2 seperate vendors on eBay. lights were ~$135 with pigtail adapters for the new style lights. grill was ~$190 and took 10 seconds to swap. however long it is to take out 4 screws and reinstall. the lights required the use of an air saw to cut 6" holes into Fiberglas header panel to allow for the headlight bucket to properly fit. one side took maybe 45 min and the other was about 5 after you figure out the minimum that must be cut. headlights are easily adjustable up and down and are plenty bright. can't tell a difference in them and new OEM ford lights both in appearance and brightness. it all fits with the factory bumper, although some adjustment may need to be made up and down to set body gaps to your own specific liking.
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: swbhobie16 on June 22, 2016, 08:45:18 PM
got the dash welded up, sand blasted and primed until we finish the console and need to weld hidden tabs to attach the two. iPad in place with the 'slider'. pretty slick look if I may say so myself

(http://i620.photobucket.com/albums/tt284/swbhobie16/4A742300-3BD5-4FBB-B9DE-E7A1D7C0C896.jpg)
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: Flyin6 on June 22, 2016, 09:03:50 PM
Yep pretty slick!
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: Sammconn on June 22, 2016, 09:13:29 PM
^^Indeed! Looking great, keep up the good work!
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: KensAuto on June 22, 2016, 09:51:18 PM
Ain't like no scout I've ever seen! Looks awesome!
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: swbhobie16 on June 22, 2016, 09:59:16 PM
Ain't like no scout I've ever seen! Looks awesome!

I would say so. I'll be sure to snag some pics of the console ma?ana. and once I get back from NYC it should be in paint.
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: Nate on June 23, 2016, 12:23:35 AM
I took a pair of brand new Jungle boots in to the cobblers today to have them fancy comfortable soles put on them
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: JR on June 23, 2016, 12:45:23 AM
Heck, I can't find jungle boots around here. Have to try em on first so I won't mail order. What soles do you upgrade to?
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: BobbyB on June 23, 2016, 05:26:25 AM
I took a pair of brand new Jungle boots in to the cobblers today to have them fancy comfortable soles put on them

I still have my last pair of green jungles from Bragg that I had re-soled with a Goodyear tire tread patterned sole. They were ridiculously comfortable. Those were my Garrison boots, my field pair of jungles... well those are torn, beat up but still comfy.


Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: kampfitt on June 23, 2016, 08:43:58 AM
Well I finally got my plane out!! [Wifey was out with the Girls]
(http://i1193.photobucket.com/albums/aa357/kampfitt/IMG_20160622_195757_682.jpg) (http://s1193.photobucket.com/user/kampfitt/media/IMG_20160622_195757_682.jpg.html)
From the air
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Hard to do 1 handed!
(http://i1193.photobucket.com/albums/aa357/kampfitt/IMG_20160622_195334_766.jpg) (http://s1193.photobucket.com/user/kampfitt/media/IMG_20160622_195334_766.jpg.html)
North South runway 1200' East West about 700'
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Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: Bigdave_185 on June 23, 2016, 09:37:10 AM
I took a pair of brand new Jungle boots in to the cobblers today to have them fancy comfortable soles put on them
Pictures ?


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Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: Nate on June 23, 2016, 11:04:03 AM
Heck, I can't find jungle boots around here. Have to try em on first so I won't mail order. What soles do you upgrade to?

I went with the vibram lug type sole.  something similar to this

(http://i.imgur.com/dCoUrV7l.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/oNTJzK3l.jpg)

find older mil surplus store's and they should have some.

I still have my last pair of green jungles from Bragg that I had re-soled with a Goodyear tire tread patterned sole. They were ridiculously comfortable. Those were my Garrison boots, my field pair of jungles... well those are torn, beat up but still comfy.

are you saying you need a new pair?  I know where there are a few, I just need a size.

Dave:  ill post a few when they finished in a about a week.
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: JR on June 23, 2016, 12:28:45 PM
I used to have those and loved em!!

I just got some cheap desert types from Big 5 that are not to bad. Hard to find 12 wide boots, even have to go 13 sometimes for the width.
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: cudakidd53 on June 24, 2016, 01:44:13 PM
Changed the fuel filter in the Dmax this morning, oil this afternoon- first time I did the fuel filter myself.  Was going to try to do it all from above- not possible in a LML as there are either AC lines or fuel lines and wires blocking access from above.  Took out wheel tub, well, almost- front lower screws weren't coming loose from those fun little clips on the backside of the underskirt...so pushed it down to get to the filter.  Used Vaseline to hold & lube the new o-rings and channel locks on the H2O sensor. 

Installed a new billet bleed screw from Merchant Automotive.  Purchased my Oil Filter, Transynd, Trans Pan Gasket, Internal and External Trans Filter and new drain washer from them as well- shipped it to my door, 2 days after order was placed!  Well packaged and a great company to do business with, as the called me first thing Monday am to clear-up a on-line glitch they were having with a specific order combo and to make certain they had my order correct before they shipped it! :)  Trans service comes this weekend!
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: swbhobie16 on June 24, 2016, 07:32:22 PM
more work on the scout today..

(http://i620.photobucket.com/albums/tt284/swbhobie16/9F032B2C-C8A9-410E-82C3-A9BF799B0529.jpg)

(http://i620.photobucket.com/albums/tt284/swbhobie16/7EA6F8BF-9B88-4D56-8649-9455E6A203EB.jpg)

(http://i620.photobucket.com/albums/tt284/swbhobie16/6AACF397-E0C3-47CE-9C4E-C002421BD3E5.jpg)

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(http://i620.photobucket.com/albums/tt284/swbhobie16/123A429E-2EB8-4082-BA5C-320103900DBF.jpg)

(http://i620.photobucket.com/albums/tt284/swbhobie16/F92546B3-1A68-434F-A1E0-E26CACCAFF58.jpg)

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Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: Bigdave_185 on June 24, 2016, 09:27:53 PM
We made it to Driggs Idaho late last night, slept  no not at all, up early to go explore the amazing Teton mountains and hike with the boys in packs

(http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160625/6cbe47b7f27515886c07d52221835b08.jpg)
Rolled over the hill today too (http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160625/27e95feb08655eb449b888622d557ffc.jpg)
We played in downtown Jackson hole
Did some window shopping because everything is marked up 20% from reality
(http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160625/458d84f12338ec78f49e7ac9d8fe783f.jpg)(http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160625/e6d3f97349e2b071ea99cc934b6e9d23.jpg)(http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160625/9536689102ce8069247ceffaa118e5d6.jpg)


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Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: Sammconn on June 24, 2016, 09:44:39 PM
more work on the scout today..

(http://i620.photobucket.com/albums/tt284/swbhobie16/9F032B2C-C8A9-410E-82C3-A9BF799B0529.jpg)

(http://i620.photobucket.com/albums/tt284/swbhobie16/7EA6F8BF-9B88-4D56-8649-9455E6A203EB.jpg)

(http://i620.photobucket.com/albums/tt284/swbhobie16/6AACF397-E0C3-47CE-9C4E-C002421BD3E5.jpg)

(http://i620.photobucket.com/albums/tt284/swbhobie16/0B4A7844-77C4-49FB-88CC-9129FE938E99.jpg)

(http://i620.photobucket.com/albums/tt284/swbhobie16/123A429E-2EB8-4082-BA5C-320103900DBF.jpg)

(http://i620.photobucket.com/albums/tt284/swbhobie16/F92546B3-1A68-434F-A1E0-E26CACCAFF58.jpg)

(http://i620.photobucket.com/albums/tt284/swbhobie16/35D7A4FF-A210-4C16-BA21-11EC5CFB5FB4.jpg)
Looks like a really good start!
What are the plans for finish, carpet, paint, fibreglass and...?
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: swbhobie16 on June 24, 2016, 10:14:54 PM
wood putty and sanding to a nice finish. primed and covered in vinyl that'll match the seats. (everything that's wooden) the dash where the iPad and AC vents will be cleaned up, body worked and painted semi gloss black. as will the drop in metal piece that surrounds the shifters.
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: JR on June 25, 2016, 01:48:26 AM
I like how it all flows. Need one for the the burb now as that area is bare.
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: swbhobie16 on June 25, 2016, 07:09:12 AM
thank you sir. we were shooting for 'stock' appearance so far as the amount of space taken up is concerned.. as well as the shape of the AC/iPad dash.. trying to closely match it to a factory scout AC box

I'd imagine there is a lot more room in the burb than this, and can fit a 9-10" sub in the back for depth in the sound system. (that's what it wrapped in plastic in one of those pics.. 8" Rockford fosgate P2)
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: cudakidd53 on June 25, 2016, 04:22:24 PM
Today, I did the 106,000 mile trans service on the 2012 LML Dmax.  New internal filter, external was changed at 103,000 so that was still good, new pan gasket and Transynd fluid.  I do this without jacks or ramp, so the drill is, open drain and let it go until stops; well drips slowly.  I put a new drain plug washer on it and torqued it to 26flb on the old wrist scale.....yah, no torque wrench in my small tool collection!  Dropped the pan carefully letting the final drips fall in there under the truck for another 20 mins. while I set-up parts and fluids to complete the process.  Empty the large quantity of fluid left in the trans pan and fileter, clean the pan and get ready to put it all back together.  Then, I discover, that the vendor, SENT THE WRONG INTERNAL!  Yep, like I'm standing there with my pants around my ankles.....NUTS!

Called the parts store, no dice, called the local dealership which usually screws up simple stuff and I get lucky; they have one!  So no working car at the casa; looks like I'm peddling the bike there.......oh, wait a min., the neighbor is out mowing his lawn and I've help a bunch with projects they've done and yes, he can drive me to get the part!  Saved my keister, as it's 90+ and humid today!

Get the right internal, get it installed remembering to make sure the old filter neck gasket wasn't left in the trans......it was so the ol' micro screwdriver got that out.  Get the new gasket installed and pan finger tightened and start to feel "gremlins" are afoot!  Did I push the new filter all the way home??????  OK, pull it all down, double check everything discovering that the "gremlins" are in my head!  Well, part of the gremlins are probably due to the ol' vertigo acting up again this past week!  With the internal forearm torque wrench set to 20flbs and follow a cross pattern to snug it all up, fill with new fluid, check the level twice by the book at the top of the cold level and take it for a spin.......it works!  Will do final fluid check next time I drive it long enough to get it to temp.  Wife brought home a beef sandwich for me and a 6 pack for the neighbor since she was out "shopping" anyway during the debacle!  :o
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: swbhobie16 on June 25, 2016, 07:15:30 PM
not a bad afternoon there. would be several hundred at a dealership if I had to guess..
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: swbhobie16 on June 25, 2016, 07:19:08 PM
alittle more on the scout

(http://i620.photobucket.com/albums/tt284/swbhobie16/6950C0EE-6B8D-43B5-A24B-B884CD1E7B56.jpg)

(http://i620.photobucket.com/albums/tt284/swbhobie16/B554DF69-3A3A-43CF-973F-6F54BA0A7A6D.jpg)


alittle more fiddling with the tcase shifter before that hole gets drilled. (why it's still blank)

button head screws in the top hold the metal to each side via wood nut certs. and each small side is held to the body by 2 tabs, wood but certed on the vertical and using the trans tunnel cover screws for the body mounting points. it's more sturdy than a factory one and it doesn't even have anything holding the large console down yet, just attached to the front by 2 screws from the front. it's coming together..
Title: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: TexasRedNeck on June 25, 2016, 08:39:35 PM
You guys are productive!!

So I finished mowing the hide this morning, made breakfast for my youngest (mom and oldest showed up around lunch). Trouble shot some cat5 for additional security cameras. Pulled the game cam and the pig has been back. So was an axis deer. Guessing it got loose from a high fenced ranch. Harvested a butt load of tomatoes, squash and cucumbers and zucchini. Burned some brush.  Changed the oil and filter and fuel filter in the mower. Cut down a couple of trees that make it hard to mow around the house. Grilled fajitas for dinner. Sprayed the kids with the hose.  Went for a walk thought the trails with the XYL. Sitting on the porch with a yeti cup of jack and diet next to the 36 inch barrel fan.

Life is good. Praise the Lord.
I'll have to post pics later. Kids are sucking all the bandwidth on the satellite with Netflix watching Clone Wars

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Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: cudakidd53 on June 25, 2016, 08:52:31 PM
Mmmm, good eats and drink there TRN!  I suffered through the wife's idea to try this Chinese place a friend told us about......needless to say, I heard a "meow" when I bit into the first bite, and it got worse from there!  Luckily, the Northern Cousin to your Jack, Mark, cleaned my tongue off for me with a few cubes.....gotta go cough up a hair ball I'm afraid!  >:(
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: JR on June 25, 2016, 11:45:28 PM
Sean, I think this deserves it own thread. Work is great, but this is a passing thread.
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: Nate on June 26, 2016, 12:52:38 AM
today I helped a really good friend of mine get his 96 chevy Silverado 1500 (305ci, manual trans) back to running condition.  he developed a nasty leak at the oil filter housing.  I tapped into the real man 911 assistance thread and have to give a giant nod to ken for all of the assistance he has provided me with today.

I have to say that that truck is truly a solid piece of equipment and a darned good reflection of what is not made anymore.

thank you ken!
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: Flyin6 on June 26, 2016, 11:27:58 AM
I took a moment to reflect on all my new friends I have made here.

I am blessed to have everyone who has come to this corner of the interweb and is now a part of my life!

Thank you Lord!
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: Bigdave_185 on June 26, 2016, 01:00:34 PM
Amen


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Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: JR on June 26, 2016, 02:11:41 PM
Amen to all the friends I have not met in person,,,,,,,,,,yet.
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: Sammconn on June 26, 2016, 05:41:08 PM
This week have been doing the work up for today.
Our CO has moved on and we had our change of command parade for him.
I was honoured to be selected to present him with he CO's Penant from the unit.
Quite a humbling moment to be selected from the 50 odd of us here.

Also feeling blessed about the 'gang' on the site as well.

The view from lighthouse mess.

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City of Victoria on the left, and Washington on the right.
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: Sammconn on June 26, 2016, 07:45:47 PM
Throughout the week we spent the afternoon on the range.
I've walked past this sign too many times to count, and actually read it on Thursday.
We had a good laugh.

(http://i1134.photobucket.com/albums/m605/sammconn/5A720317-259B-435F-8BF0-A7448ED75451.jpg) (http://s1134.photobucket.com/user/sammconn/media/5A720317-259B-435F-8BF0-A7448ED75451.jpg.html)
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: TexasRedNeck on June 26, 2016, 08:14:56 PM
I am grateful for all by RMTW brethren as well. Today I made homemade salsa and pasta sauce from all the tomatoes in the garden and pressure canned them.  Also made some fried squash and fried green tomatos. Girls absolutely had a fit over them.

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Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: Flyin6 on June 26, 2016, 09:30:38 PM
Modified the trailer with a wheel on the front support so I can maneuver it around...Just had a steel foot before. I may have gotten it a bit short.

Time will tell.

Mowed the grass, worked on a cabin plan for the hide, and killed some weeds.
Title: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: Bigdave_185 on June 26, 2016, 11:29:46 PM
I drove a large amount today, we covered almost 1500 miles in four days which is terrible on my back but on the bright side I avg 18 mpg at 80 mph in the d max!!


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Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: JR on June 27, 2016, 12:22:40 AM
That is good mileage!!

I went to Bass Pro in Rocklin, was 109 when I went in.

Had this little 12v cooler with me, see the temp?

Bought a cheap recurve to keep in the truck.

Bought a pair of 511 Speed boots (12w) that are close to jungle boots and under $100.

And I got this for my new bender.
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: Farmer Jon on June 27, 2016, 09:06:56 AM
Been on the road since Thursday with the wife and 2 youngest kids. Gettingg ready to pull out of Cincinnati just to find d out Hillary is here and I have to drive near where she is. Traffic always sucks here but I have a feeling this is going to be really bad.

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Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: cudakidd53 on June 27, 2016, 04:05:29 PM
Ooooh, wonder if Don and Duane are going to stop by her function to say hi?!  ;)
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: Flyin6 on June 27, 2016, 11:21:18 PM
Ooooh, wonder if Don and Duane are going to stop by her function to say hi?!  ;)
Not likely

And why on earth does she and that yahoo president like to stop here so often?
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: JR on June 27, 2016, 11:35:06 PM
Been in bed since last night fighting the flu. Hit like gangbusters when I got home. Was 107 today, I am wearing sweats and am not hot.
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: cudakidd53 on June 28, 2016, 12:13:21 AM
Ooooh, wonder if Don and Duane are going to stop by her function to say hi?!  ;)
Not likely

And why on earth does she and that yahoo president like to stop here so often?

Probably having stuff stashed at Ft. Knox......birth records, thesis', server tapes........
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: Flyin6 on June 28, 2016, 10:28:16 AM
Been in bed since last night fighting the flu. Hit like gangbusters when I got home. Was 107 today, I am wearing sweats and am not hot.
Better yet Bro?
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: JR on June 28, 2016, 11:56:52 AM
I am up but still feeling it. Think I sweated enough for a month of hard work.

Busy day, wife is working a double, daughter has volleyball camp, bible school for 1 son and basketball game for the other.

Then I noticed the dmax is only getting 13.5 volts out of the alt, batteries new last year. 
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: Nate on June 29, 2016, 01:41:49 AM
I have been working my butt off with landscaping chores
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: Farmer Jon on June 29, 2016, 03:47:47 PM
Been at the mother in laws for a couple days now in Owsley county Kentucky. The fridge in the camper crapped out on the way down. We pull in the drive way and get informed that the washer quit. Mom in laws worthless pos boyfriend finally ran off with a younger woman who shares the nasty habit of putting needles in Thier arms. So with Mom on fixed income I get to buy a new washer. So I find a used one at the applince dealer. Less than a year old. Guy who had it was making payments and died. $700 for new washer got it for 4.

Sitting around bored this morning so I tilled between the rows in her garden. Sit down for dinner and the wife informed me the the spare 12 volt trucker fridge we keep as a spare in the camper has quit. Well crap. I think I will have a beer.

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Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: JR on July 01, 2016, 12:03:13 PM
I turned 58 yesterday.
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: Atkinsmatt on July 01, 2016, 12:42:06 PM
Happy Birthday.
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: cudakidd53 on July 01, 2016, 12:48:50 PM
Happy Birthday JR!
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: KensAuto on July 01, 2016, 01:40:20 PM
Happy Birthday POPS !!!


hahahahha
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: JR on July 01, 2016, 02:42:41 PM
Here is the card the kids got me.

I am at this moment changing the Alt(easy) and belt(OMG) in the Dmax.

Going OOT for a week with the scouts in Big Sur.
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: stlaser on July 01, 2016, 02:55:58 PM
I turned 58 yesterday.

58! Wow you are old...... ;D

Congrats hope I make it to that ripe old age someday!
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: cudakidd53 on July 01, 2016, 03:17:42 PM
Mowed the lawn, trimmed bushes, weed whacked, watered the lawn and trees, then pulled weeds.  Then I made a can of tuna and sleeve of crackers disappear!
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: BobbyB on July 01, 2016, 03:23:02 PM
Bought new tires for my Saturn.
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: stlaser on July 01, 2016, 06:51:09 PM
Spending couple days in Breckenridge, CO with the family. Teaching youngest two how to play pool. Kinda worried as my middle child who is the wheeler dealer is wanting to gamble on games..... ??? Nice relaxing start to a long weekend.
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: JR on July 01, 2016, 08:43:00 PM
Where's Norm??
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: cudakidd53 on July 02, 2016, 08:05:22 AM
Spending couple days in Breckenridge, CO with the family. Teaching youngest two how to play pool. Kinda worried as my middle child who is the wheeler dealer is wanting to gamble on games..... ??? Nice relaxing start to a long weekend.

Sounds like your middle one already "learned" how to play and is sand bagging you!  - Don't let them watch "The Color of Money" or all will be lost!
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: Farmer Jon on July 02, 2016, 09:39:57 AM
Started cleaning up the yard around the mother in laws. Her boyfriend drug home all kinds of crap. A pile of brand new doors still in the pckaging. Had to be atleast 10 of them I lost count. Just left outside to rot. Piles of old oak flooring, carpet and other crap. Old extension cords. Rotten garden hose. I started burning in the morning and by dark I only got half done. Today I'm sitting in the house relaxing.

On a lighter note today is our 5 year wedding anniversary. We were married right here in Kentucky on the neighbors porch. They have a huge southern style porch with the big white pillars.

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Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: Sammconn on July 02, 2016, 10:09:25 AM
Happy anniversary Jon, and happy belated JR.

I've been at the cabin a couple days now. Enjoyed Canada day yesterday, been doing some fishing and yard work.
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: Farmer Jon on July 02, 2016, 11:29:32 AM
Where's Norm??
I've been wondering the same thing. I heard its been rainy back in Nebraska so he can't be up to much.

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Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: Nate on July 02, 2016, 11:32:18 AM
happy belated jr and congrats jon.
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: JR on July 02, 2016, 12:22:05 PM
Congrads Jon, mine was June 23, 14 years.

Packing for a week long scout trip. Well 5 days, leave Sun, return Sat in Big Sur.
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: cudakidd53 on July 02, 2016, 05:21:10 PM
Congrats Jon!  Enjoy your time with your mom :)

Today I trimmed evergreens (yews) which I hate!  Now sitting on the deck enjoying a Labatts, so like Sam, I too am enjoying Canada a little today! 8)
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: KensAuto on July 02, 2016, 06:15:30 PM
Trying to sand and bedline the Ranger bed today...it's a little muggy here by our standards. uggh
Title: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: wyorunner on July 02, 2016, 11:55:57 PM
Trying to sand and bedline the Ranger bed today...it's a little muggy here by our standards. uggh


Muggy??? You mean you guys got a sprinkle?  Haha, I kid, we got hammered down here the last few days. Went to Tucson Friday morning, drove through three patches of rain that caused limited visibility. I am thankful for it all though, has brought down the temps thankfully.  My son also enjoyed the puddles that have accumulated!


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Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: KensAuto on July 03, 2016, 12:16:31 AM
Yeah, it's rained heavy a few days in a roll at the shop, but barely sprinkled at my house 10 miles away. It's a little weird to have that much before the 4th, in Casa Grande.....you guys down south seem to always get it well before us.
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: BobbyB on July 03, 2016, 02:35:51 AM
Went to the Farmers' market, grabbed some fresh parsley and some fresh pasta. Made some Lemon Garlic shrimp and linguine, with a side of naan bread for a dinner date I had.
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: KensAuto on July 03, 2016, 12:02:33 PM
Not that's it's any of my business, but how did the date go?
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: BobbyB on July 03, 2016, 02:36:38 PM
Not that's it's any of my business, but how did the date go?

Rather well actually.
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: KensAuto on July 03, 2016, 03:56:27 PM
Good for you.
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: Flyin6 on July 03, 2016, 05:49:47 PM
Congrats to everyone!

Been away for a few days at the hide

Still catchin' up
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: cudakidd53 on July 03, 2016, 07:16:11 PM
Hoe'd all the plant beds in preparation for delivery of 4yrds mulch to be spread at the Casa'; mowed and filled a few drainage holes with sod chunks.  Gave my daughter some car washing pointers as she practiced on the wife's Acura; not bad of a job for a 11 year old first time solo!
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: Bigdave_185 on July 03, 2016, 09:13:23 PM
Yesterday I added a good heathy coat of stain to that new deck (http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160704/19b724a7300d35b958e892c2bbcff72d.jpg)


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Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: TexasRedNeck on July 03, 2016, 11:04:23 PM
Jon and JR congrats.  The 23rd is my anniversary too. This year made 26.

Yesterday: rode 20 miles on the bike. 90% humidity. Nuts. Moved a heavy executive desk and credenza out of my office to a friends house.  Decided 1pm at 96 degrees and 55% humidity was a good time to mow the yard. Then I salted a pork butt and 2 racks of ribs and headed to the hide to harvest veggies and smoke meat. Put the pork butt on at 10:30 and stayed up most of the night.  Ribs went on at 5am. All done at 9. Wrapped it up and headed back for bible study with the family.  Feasted on pulled pork , ribs, cucumber and tomato salad from my garden, along with cole slaw, and my canned jalape?os and bread and butter pickles.  Mom brought Mac and cheese and a red white and blue cheesecake.  Thanks to Nate for the tips on smoking 2 meats at the same time. I'm wiped out.


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Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: Farmer Jon on July 04, 2016, 07:55:41 AM
Moved a little farther south to Pigeon Forge Tenn. Got a big cabin for the week. Wife and I.  Our 2 youngest kids. Mother in law, 2 of wife's aunts. An uncle and 2 cousins. Later this week my aunt and uncle from Nashville are coming for a few days. Its a full house but we only see them once a year so it's ok.

Deputy Enos Straight is suppose to be at Cooters in Gatlinberg today for a meet and greet. Autographs and such. I need to head over there but the traffic sucks. I get too excited and have to let the wife drive.

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Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: JR on July 04, 2016, 08:27:18 PM
At scout camp until sat. Limited access;-)....

Jr
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: Farmer Jon on July 04, 2016, 09:54:59 PM
At scout camp until sat. Limited access;-)....

Jr
Is it in Colorado with Hooters girls?

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Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: Flyin6 on July 05, 2016, 08:39:11 AM
Built a special chair for my grand daughter. She fell and broke her left femur and is casted up from her belly to her toes. So a special arrangement was needed...

Next up on the medical crisis side is one of the pre rangers. Apparently he had to go to the bathroom while down near the creek this past weekend. He used some leaves to wipe. Those leaves were the poison ivy variety. We have an absolute mess with that one! Rangers....
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: cudakidd53 on July 05, 2016, 10:52:30 AM
Built a special chair for my grand daughter. She fell and broke her left femur and is casted up from her belly to her toes. So a special arrangement was needed...

Next up on the medical crisis side is one of the pre rangers. Apparently he had to go to the bathroom while down near the creek this past weekend. He used some leaves to wipe. Those leaves were the poison ivy variety. We have an absolute mess with that one! Rangers....

That one will require professional medical intervention!  Good luck as that's absolutely awful!!!  :(
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: BobbyB on July 05, 2016, 11:04:40 AM
Next up on the medical crisis side is one of the pre rangers. Apparently he had to go to the bathroom while down near the creek this past weekend. He used some leaves to wipe. Those leaves were the poison ivy variety. We have an absolute mess with that one! Rangers....

That one will require professional medical intervention!  Good luck as that's absolutely awful!!!  :(

I'm going to guess a benedryl shot, some prednisone and a week or more of unhappiness.

Probably not the greatest idea considering the location, but when I get poison ivy, I usually douse the area with rubbing alcohol, after washing it with some Ivyblock or whatever it's called.
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: KensAuto on July 05, 2016, 11:31:50 AM

 I usually douse the area with rubbing alcohol, after washing it with some Ivyblock or whatever it's called.

Yikes!
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: Sammconn on July 05, 2016, 01:23:03 PM
That's gonna make for a rough week or so for the poor little guy.
BUT, one lesson he'll never forget!
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: BobbyB on July 05, 2016, 04:40:38 PM

 I usually douse the area with rubbing alcohol, after washing it with some Ivyblock or whatever it's called.

Yikes!

Helps dry it out. I never thought it hurt, but that's me.
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: Bigdave_185 on July 05, 2016, 05:13:58 PM
I had a guy use MEK on his dangle after he got floor epoxy on his you know what, it burned like hell for a few hours he said


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Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: KensAuto on July 05, 2016, 05:46:42 PM
Bobby,
but (no pun intended) did you you put it on the same place as the pre ranger has an issue with?
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: BobbyB on July 05, 2016, 05:48:59 PM
Bobby,
but (no pun intended) did you you put it on the same place as the pre ranger has an issue with?


Nope, but that's why I prefaced the suggestion with "Probably not the greatest idea considering the location"

Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: Nate on July 05, 2016, 06:39:57 PM
ken and bobby, you guys were talkin bout the wrong person, so I fixed it for you.
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: KensAuto on July 05, 2016, 09:49:27 PM
Pre-ranger is not a jr big D? and my name's not mike!!!!!!

I know he has an actual jr....wasn't talking bout that one mr super moderator. :P
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: Flyin6 on July 05, 2016, 09:51:27 PM
That's gonna make for a rough week or so for the poor little guy.
BUT, one lesson he'll never forget!


His inattention to detail (Checking the leaves first) is costing him dearly. I have him covered up with steroidal cream at the moment...
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: KensAuto on July 05, 2016, 09:56:40 PM
I can't imagine something like that.

...and man I'm glad we don't have any of that stuff down here.....I mean, no one I know has accidently tried to use a prickly pear for TP, or saguaro, etc. It's pretty cut and dry...if it is bad for you, chances are it has 2 inch spikes on it!

How's the granddaughter?
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: Sammconn on July 05, 2016, 10:57:20 PM
Yup, that will not be any kind of fun.

Well on my way home the truck hit this milestone.

(http://i1134.photobucket.com/albums/m605/sammconn/ED7CC2EA-A481-413B-8042-2E77548BF86D.jpg) (http://s1134.photobucket.com/user/sammconn/media/ED7CC2EA-A481-413B-8042-2E77548BF86D.jpg.html)

Which equates to this in miles.

(http://i1134.photobucket.com/albums/m605/sammconn/DB726F7D-5AD9-463C-8B27-9A1011446A97.jpg) (http://s1134.photobucket.com/user/sammconn/media/DB726F7D-5AD9-463C-8B27-9A1011446A97.jpg.html)

Not sure why, but always like capturing the big milestones for some reason. I think HH6 is surprised I've kept the truck this long. While I was out had the front end fixed up. 2 uppers and one lower bad, I had to do the outer tie rod ends before I left, don't think they would have made the trip. This is the second time that I've had to do front end work, so I'm quite happy with how it's holding up.

Tonight, mixed up a batch of home made root beer. Will know in 2-3 weeks how it turns out. My son will be home about then, and there's something about a root beer float...
Then we'll likely get into some other beer, but that's another story.

(http://i1134.photobucket.com/albums/m605/sammconn/4CCAA765-09D0-4146-858D-4FC961AB20CD.jpg) (http://s1134.photobucket.com/user/sammconn/media/4CCAA765-09D0-4146-858D-4FC961AB20CD.jpg.html)

The kit made about 18 litres. Quite easy, 4.5 lbs sugar, 17 litres of water, the root beer mix and some wine yeast.
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: TexasRedNeck on July 06, 2016, 08:03:44 AM
Don sorry to hear about the injuries. That is going to be a great life lesson for your pre ranger and one helluva wedding roast and toast story


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Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: Farmer Jon on July 06, 2016, 09:08:16 AM
Oh the poison ivy brings back memories from boy scouts.

I found a blacksmith shop that for 75 bucks I could take a class and make a knife out of a railroad spike. I'm hooked now. Might have to build a forge. (http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160706/04f9df949d116fde16b8456b94a52cf6.jpg)(http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160706/aba55c418d976fdabd4761d3cc843d9f.jpg)(http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160706/b1e81c9b13f6c5108767095a9daac6ac.jpg)

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Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: BobbyB on July 06, 2016, 09:19:14 AM
mike and bobby, you guys were talkin bout the wrong person, so I fixed it for you.

I knew who was the unfortunate one.
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: Flyin6 on July 06, 2016, 09:37:34 AM
Jon, Nice knife... I like it!

Sam, the speedo is all backwards and ganked up, get that fixed! But a testament to the D-Max for sure

kilo--meters...

The preranger is OHU (One Hurting Unit) His rash is all over. I'm not enjoying the inspections either! :-((
He's on the steroidal ointment but he's in the middle/bad part of the process.

Wiping your but with posion ivy?!!! Seriously! Who does that?

Just put the last coat of poly on the HBCHC (Hybrid Baby in a cast High Chair). Hoping it dries so I can deliver it tonight.
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: Bigdave_185 on July 06, 2016, 10:41:07 AM
That knife looks sweet


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Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: Nate on July 06, 2016, 12:46:58 PM
you got me there ken, I had a brain fart, sorry.

nice knife jon,

sam ill bet that will be some tasty root beer, just keep her maintained and soon youll be apart of

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Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: cudakidd53 on July 06, 2016, 04:59:53 PM
Trashed the Dmax getting hopelessly stuck in a mulch bed!  Spent all day shoveling out- note to self: 4yrds of mulch is too much, 2.5 yards would have been plenty!  2 yards might have been plenty! ::)
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: cudakidd53 on July 06, 2016, 05:07:07 PM
Oh the poison ivy brings back memories from boy scouts.

I found a blacksmith shop that for 75 bucks I could take a class and make a knife out of a railroad spike. I'm hooked now. Might have to build a forge. (http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160706/04f9df949d116fde16b8456b94a52cf6.jpg)(http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160706/aba55c418d976fdabd4761d3cc843d9f.jpg)(http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160706/b1e81c9b13f6c5108767095a9daac6ac.jpg)

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Really like the knife Jon- always cool using something you made and have memories tied to it!
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: TexasRedNeck on July 07, 2016, 10:46:32 PM
Jon, coolest thing I've seen in a while.  Very nice!

I canned some more jalapeno's  tonight.  Will write it up in the Food Section later
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: JR on July 09, 2016, 09:30:21 PM
At scout camp until sat. Limited access;-)....

Jr
Is it in Colorado with Hooters girls?

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I could only wish, but would get into trouble too.

I feel you on the Poison Ivy, my oldest has a thing about poison Oak. Seems to find everywhere. We just got back from Pico Blanco Camp (Big Sur) and are both tired. He didn't want to leave, I could barely walk, something is up I need to address with my feet.

Nice knife.
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: BobbyB on July 09, 2016, 10:04:50 PM
Took mom's horse saddle out to the Amish harness maker/repairer to have him work some magic on it.
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: cruizng on July 10, 2016, 12:59:50 AM
Well I thought I would take a stab here and post what I did the past two days. Normally I'm a desk jockey or soccer spectator so not too exciting.

Finally bit the bullet and took off Friday to go to the steel shop and pick up parts for welding table. And no. Not Home Depot for plywood or cardboard.  Real steel. Lol

About 856 pounds. Top will be 3.5' x 6' x 1/2 " thick. It weighed 425 alone.

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Got it home tried to figure out how to unload. I had a cheap winch so mounted in the rafters attached to 2x6 on edge. Should hold the weight.

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Got it all done and welded on two hooks the end so I could lift it. Well that went good until I drove out a little too far. Wanted to lower and then weld two more on the plate to pick up and gently lower. Well as I was lowering the one end to ground it started sliding out.  Slid out and dropped breaking the cable. But hey it was on the ground and roof still up and no body injured. Mission accomplished.

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Got it up on a couple of furniture dollies so I can roll around. Measured up where I wanted rails and legs so I started cutting steel. The legs are 2 1/2" square with 1/4 " wall. Heavy. Cut the first one with hand band saw and it was hard to get nice and square. So after a couple more I went to Home Depot and bought a abrasive chop saw. Got home and set it up and level with table. 

That was nice and square but slowwwwww. Lots of nice sparks though.  I was a little disappointed it the $200 saw. So back to the hand band saw.

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Got 4 legs and 4 rails cut and spot welded up.
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Then called it a day.
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Have soccer state qualifier on Sunday so not much else will happen this weekend. Now I will just have to figure out how to lift the legs and then fit the top on. Might have to go buy a engine cherry picker.





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Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: Bigdave_185 on July 10, 2016, 01:11:55 AM
^. Build thread needed so don has step by step how to follow


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Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: KensAuto on July 10, 2016, 01:48:57 AM
How's it gonna work upside down?


Just kidding...that will make one heck of a nice table.
Title: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: TexasRedNeck on July 10, 2016, 08:23:24 AM
That's a heavy desk to jockey around. (See what I did there?) While it's upside down you might want to consider welding on some locking heavy duty casters so you can move it around. Nice table


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Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: cudakidd53 on July 10, 2016, 08:40:34 AM
^^^^x2 on the casters and tie the legs together to prevent bowing when flipped over/moving - really nice table!
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: cruizng on July 10, 2016, 10:49:09 AM
Ken. I didn't tell you I'm 3 feet tall. Lol

TR. very much a change from my normal I.T. Desk job.

Still have a lot to do.
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This is my plan. It will have another row of stringers about 6" up from the bottom of leg post.  That will make it solid. I also have heavy duty locking casters and some heavy bolts that I will make for leg height adjustment. Should have about 1.5" of travel so I can make any concrete floor level. That's the hope anyway.

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I'll create plates for the bottom of leg and drill 1" hole for bolt. Then weld nut and washer on inside before I weld plate on bottom of leg.  Then I will cut another plate and weld bolt head to it. Then I will weld caster to it.  That should give me adjustment at each corner and should be nice and stout. See simple!  If only I can keep everything square and level while welding up.

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Once I get the base and top plate connected (I'm using 12M x 30mm countersunk fine thread bolts for attaching top to base) I will lay out grid of 5/8" (16mm) holes to use as hold down points similar to strong hand type of tables.

Then I will also make the center of the table have a radius style of hold down holes pre set for angles. I can't find the design right now but will post when I find it.

Also 4th of July weekend I set up the lighting for the area.  I have one stubborn fixture but will tackle that when I have time.

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More to come.


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Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: KensAuto on July 10, 2016, 03:19:50 PM
Man I've always wanted one of those drills.  Sounds like a solid plan...I'll wait til you're done and then copy it. I have a sheet of 1/2" saved for such an occasion.

Went to big 5 to pick up a new cot and ended up with 2000 rounds of ammo and a new bedside gun for the wife. ...just a Stevens but for 2 bills I couldn't pass it up.
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Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: TexasRedNeck on July 10, 2016, 05:24:01 PM
Just picked up my three LE6920s
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Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: stlaser on July 10, 2016, 06:10:45 PM
Brother & sister in law showed up with their newly acquired toter home. We ran trail ridge road in Rocky Mountain National Park. Did some hiking then came home, long day......

On an even more positive note the nosey neighbors hate the toter & HOA rule states it just has to be moved every 72 hours.....
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: Sammconn on July 10, 2016, 08:55:32 PM
Well had a busy weekend.
Finally got my island trail cut to the crossover trail. Was about 500 odd yards to clean up. It is now passable with a quad so it's a good start. My buddy and a bush pilot worked from his end and we met in the middle or there abouts. A few more trees to knock down to make it right, but after four hours on a saw and being my own bush pilot I was done.

Then had to get to work on the third piece of dock. Water very low this year, and I need to keep my boat in water not beached. So started fabbing up the pole guides. Things are a bit slower at the cabin, but put my metal skill saw to good use again. It's the DeWalt 18 volt cordless one. Man does it cut well.

Did a bit of fishing over the weekend also, still very slow, need to find a different spot. I think the low water is wreaking havoc on the normal spot. Water level is about 5-6 feet low from normal.

No pics of any of it, so I know...it didn't happen.
I'll get some once I start the assembly.
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: Bob/OlallaWa on July 10, 2016, 09:53:09 PM
Tex, you are sure making Don look bad with that table.
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: Sammconn on July 11, 2016, 11:00:32 PM
So I came home at lunch to add a final coat of paint to a table and chairs mama picked up for the cabin.
I walked into the house and smelled pizza crust rising.
Mama is at the cabin for the summer now...
Rut-row...
I heard a funny noise in the kitchen last night but shrugged it off as the normal house sounds...

Walked up the stairs to a bit of a mess...and the funny sound made sense.

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Exploded root beer!

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So I cleaned that all up, and gingerly placed the remaining bottles in a sealed Rubbermaid and went back to work late.


Then inquiring minds wanted to know the bursting pressure of Grolsch beer bottles.
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Turns out it's not real common, more often they slip the gasket at 70-80 psi. One site mentioned 260 psi as the bursting pressure.  :o
Not sure how accurate, but it also blew a two liter bottle as well. The others were like stone and ready to pop. I relieved them some and they should be fine.

Come home after work, to find two more blown up. So now I've carefully vented the rest. Had a couple slip he gaskets and spray root beer foam everywhere, but I'd gotten good at cleaning it up now.
Bottle shrapnel.

(http://i1134.photobucket.com/albums/m605/sammconn/6DA70644-1671-4293-901A-08BBD7836161.jpg) (http://s1134.photobucket.com/user/sammconn/media/6DA70644-1671-4293-901A-08BBD7836161.jpg.html)

So one of two things caused it.
One, too much sugar, used bathroom scale instead of butcher scale, may be out at 4.5 lbs range.
Two, not enough head space for the CO2 to accumulate.
Not so sure about this root beer stuff now, never had this with real beer. Oh well.

Oh yeah, and mamas table and chairs are back together and done also.

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Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: KensAuto on July 11, 2016, 11:15:36 PM
Wow that stuff is dangerous Sam!
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: KensAuto on July 12, 2016, 01:30:00 PM
Just ordered a couple of these today. ..308.
It appears that AR stuff is already selling out...or maybe it's been that way idk.
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Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: Wilbur on July 12, 2016, 04:57:58 PM
When I was a kid we made root beer and had the same problem- bottles blowing up in the cellar. They would go off randomly which was more than a bit unnerving. My dad sent me downstairs with a bunch of rocks to throw and break the rest. Fun for me but I missed the root beer....it was GREAT stuff!
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: stlaser on July 12, 2016, 05:16:38 PM
Just ordered a couple of these today. ..308.
It appears that AR stuff is already selling out...or maybe it's been that way idk.
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Which are those patterned off of? If you haven't built a 308 you're in for a treat as it's easy to buy the wrong part......
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: KensAuto on July 12, 2016, 06:40:35 PM
I haven't, I don't, and probably won't. lol

Truthfully, I don't have a clue of what I'm doing.....probably should've asked some opinions first. Those are from these guys. A bit higher than the rest, but some of the "name' brands seem to be out of stock ...brownells, anderson, etc.

https://www.80-lower.com/

I also ordered a few 556s while I was there. Was thinking about one of these for the upper. i don't feel comfortable building one from scratch:

http://www.jtactical.com/JT-10-Complete-Upper_p_52.html

any and all opinions welcome...I can take it!
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: stlaser on July 12, 2016, 08:10:56 PM
That lower appears to be a standard ar-10 design.

I recommend buying an ar-10 upper with the hand guard installed. One of the big variations is the height of the upper rail in relation to height of hand guard top rail. I ended up ordering that wrong first go around.

Also my bolt was pretty tight from the jump & it took quite a few rounds & white lithium grease to get it work in so it functioned every time correctly. Buying a complete upper they should have they worked out if bcg comes with it. I did not look but an adjustable gas block is also a must, that unit may have one? A 308 chambered ar will be over gassed & you will need to dial it in to rounds you're shooting.

I think originally I ordered wrong dust cover & that unit doesn't have FA so you can't screw up buying wrong one for that either.

AR 308 us a whole other animal & I love mine...
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: Dawg25385 on July 12, 2016, 08:34:44 PM
Been on the east coast for almost 2 weeks. Spent some time in Leesburg, VA with my buddy and his family. Went to Arlington and the Mall. Then up to Fort Drum to see some friends stationed there. Now in NYC for work. Block off Time Square and ready to get the hail out of here already.

Oh and I took advantage of some new stock at sgammo and ordered 1k 9mm win white box and 1k 223 in shrink wrapped bricks


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Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: KensAuto on July 12, 2016, 08:48:07 PM
Was wondering where you were kyle....what, they don't have interweb up there...pokepoke

I may be calling you Shawn. Did you look at that upper...it's supposed to be complete. I would assume that if a mistake can be made, it will be on the bottom end, since that's what I'll be building..?,,?...or do you still have to fine tune a complete upper? Like I said, I have no idea what I'm doing, but should be a great learning experience for future stuff (like the 5 .223 lowers I ordered)
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: Dawg25385 on July 12, 2016, 08:55:40 PM
Yeah I have interwebs, but the site is blocked at work now! Fail.


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Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: Flyin6 on July 12, 2016, 10:00:48 PM
^. Build thread needed so don has step by step how to follow


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You think I am going to build a steel table when I have thousands of good cedars to weld on? 8-)
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: JR on July 12, 2016, 11:10:48 PM
Seems your trees break more steel. Shouldn't it be the other way round?????????????????? Just sayin
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: JR on July 12, 2016, 11:29:37 PM
Got back from Scout Camp near Big Sur on Sat, I still feel it.

Water crossing to our camp, smoke from dinner (stew, cobbler and cornbread made in dutch ovens) and a few other pics.
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: stlaser on July 13, 2016, 12:03:53 AM
Was wondering where you were kyle....what, they don't have interweb up there...pokepoke

I may be calling you Shawn. Did you look at that upper...it's supposed to be complete. I would assume that if a mistake can be made, it will be on the bottom end, since that's what I'll be building..?,,?...or do you still have to fine tune a complete upper? Like I said, I have no idea what I'm doing, but should be a great learning experience for future stuff (like the 5 .223 lowers I ordered)

Call if you like Ken, I didn't look closely at that upper. If it comes with bcg then should be gtg as most of my issues were upper related. Only other question I would have for them is are they running an adjustable gas block.
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: Bigdave_185 on July 13, 2016, 12:38:18 AM
I limped my trans in my truck and now trying to figure out how to pay that bill on top of the others that hit the load this month


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Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: KensAuto on July 13, 2016, 10:32:54 AM
Shawn, does this mean that it's not set up for semi-auto, or all they all called that?   
     
JT-10 Complete Upper
Description

Specs

As with all quality weapons, you have to start with a solid base and our upper receiver is precision CNC-machined from solid aerospace billet aluminum. This is a top-tier upper receiver perfect for any high quality 308 build. Add to that our Juggernaut Tactical 12", 15? or 16.5" free float hand guard and you have a very attractive, functional and lightweight precision weapon. We use our own 18" 416R Stainless Fluted Barrel with a 1:10 twist rate and our mil-spec full auto Bolt Carrier Group.

? JUGGERNAUT TACTICAL applies its own Cerakote: ceramic-based thermoset epoxy finish in 4 color selections, which include Magpul FDE, Sniper Grey, Magpul OD Green, and Burnt Bronze. For added strength, the Cerekote is applied over an anodized ? Juggernaut Tactical Barrel: 416R Stainless Fluted, Chrome Lined 18", .308 chamber with 5R 1:10 Twist
? MPI/HP tested Bolt
? Auto carrier with properly staked carrier key
? Mil Spec Phosphate finish
?Mid length adjustable gas system
? 5/8x24 threads
? JT Billet Flat-Top Upper Receiver
? Extended M4 Feed Ramps
? JT 12?, 15? or 16.5" Free Float Key Mod Rail
? JT Compensator
? JT Charging Handle

Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: BobbyB on July 13, 2016, 12:12:39 PM
Shawn, does this mean that it's not set up for semi-auto, or all they all called that?   
     
JT-10 Complete Upper
Description

Specs

As with all quality weapons, you have to start with a solid base and our upper receiver is precision CNC-machined from solid aerospace billet aluminum. This is a top-tier upper receiver perfect for any high quality 308 build. Add to that our Juggernaut Tactical 12", 15? or 16.5" free float hand guard and you have a very attractive, functional and lightweight precision weapon. We use our own 18" 416R Stainless Fluted Barrel with a 1:10 twist rate and our mil-spec full auto Bolt Carrier Group.

? JUGGERNAUT TACTICAL applies its own Cerakote: ceramic-based thermoset epoxy finish in 4 color selections, which include Magpul FDE, Sniper Grey, Magpul OD Green, and Burnt Bronze. For added strength, the Cerekote is applied over an anodized ? Juggernaut Tactical Barrel: 416R Stainless Fluted, Chrome Lined 18", .308 chamber with 5R 1:10 Twist
? MPI/HP tested Bolt
? Auto carrier with properly staked carrier key
? Mil Spec Phosphate finish
?Mid length adjustable gas system
? 5/8x24 threads
? JT Billet Flat-Top Upper Receiver
? Extended M4 Feed Ramps
? JT 12?, 15? or 16.5" Free Float Key Mod Rail
? JT Compensator
? JT Charging Handle

The BCG has no effect on semi auto vs full auto, UNLESS you have the auto sear, then that's a whole new conversation. The difference is that the full auto BCG will trip the auto sear, whereas a semi one will not trip it. You'll be fine, it's slightly heavier and stronger is all... I think.
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: EL TATE on July 13, 2016, 12:15:18 PM
I limped my trans in my truck and now trying to figure out how to pay that bill on top of the others that hit the load this month


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we're just going to gloss over this post and talk about guns some more;-) you should be able to get yourself out of limp mode. what year is the truck again?
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: Bear9350 on July 13, 2016, 01:02:00 PM
I limped my trans in my truck and now trying to figure out how to pay that bill on top of the others that hit the load this month


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we're just going to gloss over this post and talk about guns some more;-) you should be able to get yourself out of limp mode. what year is the truck again?

As long as it is just in limp you should be able to cycle the key a few times to reset.    Had to do it several times in my 03.  There was one time it didn't want to reset so I plugged my v2 in to clear the codes.
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: stlaser on July 13, 2016, 01:26:18 PM
What Bobby stated, only thing you notice in a full auto bcg other than slight different design is they typically weigh more. Which running a 308 round I think would help with felt recoil.

Has adjustable gas system, I think it looks like a solid complete upper. Should make for a nice rifle....


Shawn, does this mean that it's not set up for semi-auto, or all they all called that?   
     
JT-10 Complete Upper
Description

Specs

As with all quality weapons, you have to start with a solid base and our upper receiver is precision CNC-machined from solid aerospace billet aluminum. This is a top-tier upper receiver perfect for any high quality 308 build. Add to that our Juggernaut Tactical 12", 15? or 16.5" free float hand guard and you have a very attractive, functional and lightweight precision weapon. We use our own 18" 416R Stainless Fluted Barrel with a 1:10 twist rate and our mil-spec full auto Bolt Carrier Group.

? JUGGERNAUT TACTICAL applies its own Cerakote: ceramic-based thermoset epoxy finish in 4 color selections, which include Magpul FDE, Sniper Grey, Magpul OD Green, and Burnt Bronze. For added strength, the Cerekote is applied over an anodized ? Juggernaut Tactical Barrel: 416R Stainless Fluted, Chrome Lined 18", .308 chamber with 5R 1:10 Twist
? MPI/HP tested Bolt
? Auto carrier with properly staked carrier key
? Mil Spec Phosphate finish
?Mid length adjustable gas system
? 5/8x24 threads
? JT Billet Flat-Top Upper Receiver
? Extended M4 Feed Ramps
? JT 12?, 15? or 16.5" Free Float Key Mod Rail
? JT Compensator
? JT Charging Handle

The BCG has no effect on semi auto vs full auto, UNLESS you have the auto sear, then that's a whole new conversation. The difference is that the full auto BCG will trip the auto sear, whereas a semi one will not trip it. You'll be fine, it's slightly heavier and stronger is all... I think.
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: KensAuto on July 13, 2016, 02:15:21 PM
Thanks guys.
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: Bigdave_185 on July 13, 2016, 03:22:18 PM
Oh come on fellas. Getting it out of limp mode was accomplished before I even came to a complete stop.  Edge cts can clear codes.   It's the sour trans that is my issue now.  Need to build it up for more HP


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Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: Bear9350 on July 13, 2016, 04:19:08 PM
Oh come on fellas. Getting it out of limp mode was accomplished before I even came to a complete stop.  Edge cts can clear codes.   It's the sour trans that is my issue now.  Need to build it up for more HP


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Sorry, I misunderstood your original statement.  I thought it sounded like the truck was down and you were looking at a bill to get it back on the road.  Big difference between that and wanting to handle more power.
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: KensAuto on July 13, 2016, 05:04:53 PM
Maybe you should keep your foot out of it....might be cheaper. :P
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: Flyin6 on July 13, 2016, 06:09:48 PM
Maybe you should keep your foot out of it....might be cheaper. :P
Beatin' on a man when he's down!

You ought to repent!

;-)
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: Bigdave_185 on July 13, 2016, 06:55:03 PM
Where did the like button go on this app.

I haven't done anything to her but efi.  She has handled well for 50+ thousand miles


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Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: stlaser on July 13, 2016, 07:46:21 PM
You ought to repent!

;-)

Probably the same thing those tractors are thinking right about now..... ::)
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: KensAuto on July 13, 2016, 11:19:20 PM
hahaha. "Don the Destructor".


Me telling Dave to drive easy is like calling a kettle black. This truck will be lucky to see 100k.
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: cudakidd53 on July 14, 2016, 12:07:12 AM
In Southern Missouri today, I ran into Bill & Hillary Clinton!
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: stlaser on July 14, 2016, 12:12:32 AM
I bet Ken is jealous....... ;D
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: cudakidd53 on July 14, 2016, 12:25:20 AM
I feel like such an "ass" for posting that picture........ ;D
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: stlaser on July 14, 2016, 12:45:06 AM
I feel like such an "ass" for posting that picture........ ;D

It's ok, I'm sure Ken appreciates it! :o
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: JR on July 14, 2016, 12:48:48 AM
Sure the big O likes it too.
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: TexasRedNeck on July 14, 2016, 01:15:35 AM
How can you tell bill from Hillary?


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Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: cudakidd53 on July 14, 2016, 05:49:13 AM
She's on the right, shaggier ears and the bigger "ass" of the two; was the more vocal and meaner.  ;)
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: Bear9350 on July 14, 2016, 08:05:50 AM
Where did the like button go on this app.

I haven't done anything to her but efi.  She has handled well for 50+ thousand miles


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I put many hard miles on my 03 on the hot tune.  After it finally limped the tranny a couple times I decided a built tranny really wasn't in the budget.  I also had done a few other things to it too, (batmo wheel and boost valve) but for the most part is was just efi.

My uncle just went to retrieve my cousin a couple weeks ago after he toasted his tranny.  It was about a 6-7 hour drive one way.  From what I understand he switched it to his hot tune and tried to do a 40 psi boosted launch in 4lo.  Not really sure what he was thinking.
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Post by: Bigdave_185 on July 14, 2016, 08:26:42 AM
Wow Bear!


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Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: KensAuto on July 14, 2016, 10:37:14 AM
Dave, did you decide to get one built, or just having it rebuilt? Just wondering who you might use that's close to where you're at. I've got MikeL close on the left coast, but haven't set aside that kind of dough yet. ...already had to change out the convertor at 20k.
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Post by: Nate on July 14, 2016, 11:21:53 AM
wish I had the coin for a mike L trans
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Post by: Nate on July 14, 2016, 11:22:14 AM
was he driving your duramax bear?
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Post by: BobbyB on July 14, 2016, 12:18:38 PM
wish I had the coin for a mike L trans

Start selling some Nate-B-Que brisket sammichs and the like and soon you'll have one..

 ;D
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: JR on July 14, 2016, 12:45:24 PM
You guys are going into tow/haul mod when pushing it, right? That alone tightens up the shifts and raises pressures. Us guys with the older (06) trannys need the trangojr be the same as you later model guys.
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Post by: rpar86 on July 14, 2016, 03:17:53 PM
Dave, if this is the first time you've limped the trans, then you're probably fine for many miles to come. Just take it easy for a while and save up some money. Its not one of those "I limped it, I have to have it built right away" kind of things.
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Post by: Bear9350 on July 15, 2016, 07:54:54 AM
was he driving your duramax bear?

No, he wouldn't do something like that unless it was his own.  He has an 09 Dodge I think with PPEI tuning.  I'm his go to guy for truck questions so I knew it wasn't good when I got a phone call at 7:30 in the morning.  Usually he just texts me various questions.
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: Bear9350 on July 15, 2016, 08:04:31 AM
You guys are going into tow/haul mod when pushing it, right? That alone tightens up the shifts and raises pressures. Us guys with the older (06) trannys need the trangojr be the same as you later model guys.

Originally everybody thought that it was good to use tow/haul when pushing it.  Now the big tranny builders agree that it isn't good.  Don't really remember what the exact explanation was for it but it had something to do with the line pressure.
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Post by: Bigdave_185 on July 15, 2016, 10:01:30 AM
As far as I have read bear is right, my tow/haul only is used when towing, it's stretches my shifts out to far and the defuel kills the pickup speed

I have three options as far as builds. (Yes it's getting built)  Mike L has a great price for a 800hp build at 5k.  Randy's transmission ( if you don't know him look on YouTube) for 5.5k and blocks away.
Then Kelly Harris falls into the good ol boy who I have trusted before, 30 years of GM Tec 4.1k. And I get to learn and watch

Mike l is pretty much a genius for trans missions but I doubt he would let me in the shop to learn and watch and if I am going to drop the coin I want to gain all the knowledge I can for my $


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Post by: Bigdave_185 on July 15, 2016, 10:04:27 AM
I guess looking at it being the only time I have limped it and to keep driving it, I don't like pushing my luck. My truck is still my most valuable/ reliable asset and I would like to keep it that way. I don't have access to good people to pull me home, or trailer my broke truck to a shop. I feel it better to fix it before it leaves me on a back road truck full of scouts


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Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: Nate on July 15, 2016, 11:22:42 AM
Oh so hes lettin kory willis kill his truck.............lol............sorry, couldnt resist.
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Post by: TexasRedNeck on July 15, 2016, 07:41:13 PM
Brad at Calvins or Mike L would be my recommendation for a trans

On a brighter note... I ordered new wheels and tires for the dually today. By the time I get back from NM in two weeks ill have 62k on the original tires.


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Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: Bigdave_185 on July 15, 2016, 08:46:35 PM
What did ya order Tex ?


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Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: TexasRedNeck on July 15, 2016, 09:42:04 PM
Eagle 059s in black and nitto exo grapplers


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Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: Bigdave_185 on July 15, 2016, 11:47:48 PM
Eagle 059s in black and nitto exo grapplers


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Post by: TexasRedNeck on July 16, 2016, 12:06:31 AM
Roger that!


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Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: JR on July 16, 2016, 12:40:59 AM
I was told by a big tranny guy (can't recall who) to go into tow/haul when pushing it. I rarely use it, even in the foothills today.

I have limped mine once a few years back but no issues since then, just grabbed 127k today.

On another note I saw 2500HD wheels on a ford today, looked pretty good.
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Post by: cruizng on July 17, 2016, 10:53:19 AM

Ken. I didn't tell you I'm 3 feet tall. Lol

TR. very much a change from my normal I.T. Desk job.

Still have a lot to do.
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This is my plan. It will have another row of stringers about 6" up from the bottom of leg post.  That will make it solid. I also have heavy duty locking casters and some heavy bolts that I will make for leg height adjustment. Should have about 1.5" of travel so I can make any concrete floor level. That's the hope anyway.

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I'll create plates for the bottom of leg and drill 1" hole for bolt. Then weld nut and washer on inside before I weld plate on bottom of leg.  Then I will cut another plate and weld bolt head to it. Then I will weld caster to it.  That should give me adjustment at each corner and should be nice and stout. See simple!  If only I can keep everything square and level while welding up.

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Once I get the base and top plate connected (I'm using 12M x 30mm countersunk fine thread bolts for attaching top to base) I will lay out grid of 5/8" (16mm) holes to use as hold down points similar to strong hand type of tables.

Then I will also make the center of the table have a radius style of hold down holes pre set for angles. I can't find the design right now but will post when I find it.

Also 4th of July weekend I set up the lighting for the area.  I have one stubborn fixture but will tackle that when I have time.

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Day 2 of welding table work

Cut all of the cross bracing and put an angle on all ends for weld up.
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Then fitted them in and tack welded.
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Once they were all tacked I welded all that I could reach. The vertical welds were a challenge that I need more practice on. I tried uphill and downhill. Downhill seemed to work better.

Then I started cutting plates for bottom of legs that the adjustment bolts would go through. Started using hand band saw. Very slow. Then tried abrasive cut off wheel. Once again a major disappointment. Then tried Hypertherm 45. First time I have used it and found out I don't have big enough compressor and couldn't get the pressure up and then it would pop circuit. So took out ole trusty oxy axe but too ragged on 1/2" plate. (Probably my lack of practice). Soooo back to portable band saw.

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And see Ken. I did get to use the table even when it was upside down.

Cut the leg plates and welded the bolts.
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Flipped them over and tacked them onto the legs. Then cut plates to weld bolt heads and casters to plate.

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It is welded up from bottom. I still need to clean up welds and then drill indexing holes from the rail to the table top so once flipped over I can enlarge and tap the hole for the countersunk bolts for hold down.

I will also prime and paint the bottom of the stand before I flip it over.

Getting closer.  All day soccer today so on hold for now.




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Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: Flyin6 on July 17, 2016, 06:31:36 PM
Are you going to finish the top with a piece of 3/4" Plywood or OSB?
 ;)
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Post by: cruizng on July 17, 2016, 08:13:50 PM
I will have to weld in a fire extinguisher mount if I do.


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Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: Flyin6 on July 17, 2016, 08:49:25 PM
I will have to weld in a fire extinguisher mount if I do.


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Hmmm,

Never thought of that!
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Post by: Sammconn on July 22, 2016, 12:00:30 AM
Well had quite a busy day for being on vacation.

Spent the morning cutting steel pieces to add my next 20 foot dock section.
Have the guide pipe brackets built, and the hinge pipes cut.
Water is up so getting it done has lowered on the priority list.
Then the grass had dried enough to cut so went to it.
That killed the morning and into the afternoon.

HH6 was ready to come back out at 1500, so did the pick and headed home.

Tore the stock front bumper back off and refitted the newly finished front.
Front end all back together and the bugs out in full force.
Too dark now for update pics so that will be in the morrow.
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Post by: Flyin6 on July 22, 2016, 11:11:01 AM
You just reminded me of your four seasons

9 months of ice, two weeks of thaw, then the bug season, then two weeks of fall, then the freeze again!

That about right? ;-)
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Post by: Sammconn on July 22, 2016, 12:19:50 PM
You just reminded me of your four seasons

9 months of ice, two weeks of thaw, then the bug season, then two weeks of fall, then the freeze again!

That about right? ;-)

That's a rather accurate description of our four seasons.
This year has been so dry up until the last couple weeks, the bugs haven't been too bad.
Now with a couple weeks rain, man they're coming out in droves...

Stopping for a coffee refill right now, in the process of rear end wiring, and repairs.
Another couple hours and I'll be done with the rear bumper as well!
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Post by: TexasRedNeck on July 22, 2016, 10:31:50 PM
Drove 10 hours today back to Texas.  Wife was feeling miserable from altitude sickness.  Oxygen and advil were not helping.  We cut it short.  Going from sea level to 8700 was a bit much
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Post by: Flyin6 on July 22, 2016, 10:42:26 PM
Drove 10 hours today back to Texas.  Wife was feeling miserable from altitude sickness.  Oxygen and advil were not helping.  We cut it short.  Going from sea level to 8700 was a bit much
Man don't I know how that feels!

one third of all the air in the atmosphere is from sea level to 4,000 feet. Next third from 4,000 to 25,000.

I never liked flying over the passes in the Hindu-Kush mountains that back up to Himalayas. Cruising for an hour or so at 13,000-14,000 always made me feel light headed

The best thing for altitude is to actually live and work there. Next best thing is to work out all the time doing cardio. If you aren't one of the above, then there is no escaping what less oxygen will do to you.
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Post by: TexasRedNeck on July 22, 2016, 11:09:13 PM
Or dope like Lance Armstrong and inject hemacrit....

I was gtg after 24 hours except for a little shortness of breath. But as you know, if the wife is miserable , everyone is miserable. We probably should have gone to ruidoso first. A week stop at 6400 would have prepped  her for 8700. We go to 6400 every year and she's gtg after 2 days. I guess there is a big difference between 6400 and 8700


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Post by: stlaser on July 22, 2016, 11:36:45 PM
I live/workout at 5300' or have for last year now. No big deal, I'll do a good hour to hour and half of cardio several times a week. However, if I head up into mountains west of boulder to around 8500' & it's still (as of last week) a noticeable difference for me even. It wears me out, if I'm up there doing non cardio activities for 2-3 hours & come home I'm beat. Altitude is a tough opponent......
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Post by: JR on July 23, 2016, 12:40:26 AM
"But as you know, if the wife is miserable , everyone is miserable."

Hey, you've been here???
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: TexasRedNeck on July 23, 2016, 08:17:42 AM
Yes , yes I have.  ^^


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Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: Bigdave_185 on July 23, 2016, 10:55:06 AM
Just curious.   Who all is a NRA member here?     What are you guys doing in a political sense to protect your rights to bare arms


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Post by: swbhobie16 on July 23, 2016, 11:19:05 AM
not sure if there are any ford go fast fans here.. but it's mustang week in myrtle beach. I wasn't able to bring mine down, nor the guy that came with me to bring is '13 Shelby. but it's fun either way. so much noise.. it's music to my ears.

a few teaser shots from yesterday

a notch fox body with new pro charged 5.0 coyote motor
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quickly becoming my new favorite.. Shelby GT350
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this motor
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in this car
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beautiful build..

and my hands down favorite so far.. 1968 fast back. complete restoration on race line wheels (may recognize from gone in 60 seconds)
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this was stunning. both inside and out. complete factory interior accompanied by a Shelby GT500 wood grained steering wheel. original gauges, matching ruby red seats/carpet. the works..
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Post by: Farmer Jon on July 23, 2016, 11:41:01 AM
The only mustang I like is a 65 mustang convertible. I'm more of a cruser than a go fast.

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Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: stlaser on July 23, 2016, 12:08:06 PM
Just curious.   Who all is a NRA member here?     What are you guys doing in a political sense to protect your rights to bare arms


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My thinking puts me way past being an nra member BD........

With that stated I have way better things to use my time & resources towards.
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: Bigdave_185 on July 23, 2016, 12:12:14 PM
The UN wants to pass a world law that restricts guns further, the idea of a foreign entity telling me what I can and can have is a problem to me.   Thoughts ?


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Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: TexasRedNeck on July 23, 2016, 12:30:37 PM
I'm a lifetime NRA member. I don't like everything they do but the fact that the left constantly derides them means they are doing something right. They drive a lot of legal challenges to handgun policies such as "Heller" and against the city of New Orleans for disarming citizens in the aftermath of Katrina and against DC for making the requirements to onerous for handgun carry permits.

They do a good job of leveraging membership and money. That said, write your legislators, be active and loud and be prepared to lay it all on the line when/if they come for your weapons.


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Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: Bigdave_185 on July 23, 2016, 01:49:26 PM
They offer a lifetime membership?


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Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: JR on July 23, 2016, 02:01:46 PM
I am a lifetime member also. They offer deals all the time and still ask for more.

I am well past what they want and do also.

Not a big ford fan. Drove them for over 25 years at work, cars and vans.
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: stlaser on July 23, 2016, 03:04:11 PM
Furthermore at some point you need to start thinking local & acting local. On a local level you are a much better salesman then the nra. Kinda goes back to the RM thing, your actions, words & leadership is what will matter in the future. If you like you can give them the $25 or $50 per year & have them continue to spend a good portion of that sending you mail asking for more.

However, we are on a very slippery slope coming towards the cliff edge at a trot if not a run. When we get to the edge do you really think what some UN or Corrupt big brother says will matter? I don't & am not planning on asking them their opinion. The rule of law is dead & the quicker you digest that accept it & move forward the better off you will be. Just my 2 cents for what it's worth.
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Post by: Dawg25385 on July 23, 2016, 04:26:40 PM
I'm a lifetime NRA member. I don't like everything they do but the fact that the left constantly derides them means they are doing something right. They drive a lot of legal challenges to handgun policies such as "Heller" and against the city of New Orleans for disarming citizens in the aftermath of Katrina and against DC for making the requirements to onerous for handgun carry permits.

They do a good job of leveraging membership and money. That said, write your legislators, be active and loud and be prepared to lay it all on the line when/if they come for your weapons.


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Pretty much exactly the same here word for word for me


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Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: JR on July 23, 2016, 06:09:01 PM
At least there is a ruling by the SC that treaties and UN rules do not override the US Constitution. Not that the media would care and they would raise a fuss for sure.

In the end it is up to all of us to be spokemans for what is right and common sense.

Funny, they aren't calling for banning trucks after the bloody 1 mile drive in France.
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: TexasRedNeck on July 23, 2016, 07:52:18 PM
^^ or machetes after the hacking attack on the train....
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: stlaser on July 23, 2016, 08:44:05 PM
Actually I thought blades over 4" were outlawed in Europe? Maybe that's just GB?
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: TexasRedNeck on July 23, 2016, 09:18:52 PM
then add that to the list of laws criminals break.  whodathunkit?
Title: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: TexasRedNeck on July 23, 2016, 09:37:41 PM
Unloaded a lot of gear from the RV as I plan to file an insurance claim due to some structural issue in the front that is causing the frame to flex and crack the side wall.

Then organized the shop a bit and then welded some nuts to the utility trailer frame and installed wooden sides so that mulch, rock etc will be contained.

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Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: BobbyB on July 23, 2016, 09:38:10 PM
Went to the Farmer's market and got some Bison hearts and kidneys to add to Bear's food. Went to the Amish harness maker and picked up the belt I had him make for me... So much better than the flimsy belts at WalMart!
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: JR on July 23, 2016, 09:43:37 PM
Aren't the guns used in most of these attacks illegal or modified from legal?

I like the argument using vehicles vs guns. If I don't need a semi auto or a magazine that holds over 10 rounds, why do you need a vehicle that goes over 65mph and is responsible for more deaths than gun use can dream of. Plus there is no clause in the Constitution saying you can have or drive a vehicle.
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Post by: JR on July 23, 2016, 09:49:03 PM
Then made these for dinner. My 8 year old and I really enjoyed them.

Olive oil, butter with a salt-pepper-garlic spice mix.
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: KensAuto on July 23, 2016, 10:27:40 PM
I outgrew my roll around cart at work and came across this fruity,  used, larger one for a good price.
It hurt my eyes so much that I stripped it down and repainted it. Desert flat tan of course. ....
It'll be tough trying to keep greasy prints off, but I think it looks better now.
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It looks blue in the pic but it was bright purple before.

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Post by: Bigdave_185 on July 23, 2016, 10:29:27 PM
Looks good.  What did the snap on man say after?


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Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: TexasRedNeck on July 23, 2016, 10:57:21 PM
What kind of paint do you use to make it tough and not subject to chipping?


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Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: KensAuto on July 23, 2016, 11:56:56 PM
Mr Snappy comes back by Monday. I may ask for his opinion, or not. lol

Just urethane with "dull" additive Tex.
I don't worry about chips, although my big box is 25 years old and still good as new, other than a layer of dirt. The previous owner must of been a body man, because it looked like he spilled thinner in the bottom. The powder coat was pealed up.....another reason to paint it.
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: Nate on July 24, 2016, 12:02:55 AM
Unloaded a lot of gear from the RV as I plan to file an insurance claim due to some structural issue in the front that is causing the frame to flex and crack the side wall.

what happened in the first place for this to be an issue?
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: TexasRedNeck on July 24, 2016, 08:26:23 AM
Not sure. I noticed taking it on and off her jacks there was a lot of flexing. I'll find some pics


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Post by: wyorunner on July 24, 2016, 03:05:15 PM
I outgrew my roll around cart at work and came across this fruity,  used, larger one for a good price.
It hurt my eyes so much that I stripped it down and repainted it. Desert flat tan of course. ....
It'll be tough trying to keep greasy prints off, but I think it looks better now.
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It looks blue in the pic but it was bright purple before.

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Did you repurpose your old cart or looking to sell it?


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Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: Flyin6 on July 24, 2016, 06:07:27 PM
The UN wants to pass a world law that restricts guns further, the idea of a foreign entity telling me what I can and can have is a problem to me.   Thoughts ?


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I have a big problem with that...Especially with as much of the world that OUR soldiers liberated or saved from oppression. Do that and you'll need the UN to fight the revolution that starts here!
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: Flyin6 on July 24, 2016, 06:14:28 PM
Mr Snappy comes back by Monday. I may ask for his opinion, or not. lol

Just urethane with "dull" additive Tex.
I don't worry about chips, although my big box is 25 years old and still good as new, other than a layer of dirt. The previous owner must of been a body man, because it looked like he spilled thinner in the bottom. The powder coat was pealed up.....another reason to paint it.
I hear that the Urethane "Dull" additive is out of stock nation wide!

Something to do with the Democratic National Convention going on this week!
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: KensAuto on July 24, 2016, 08:28:01 PM
Good one boss!

Wyo, the tool man is giving me 450 trade in on the old cart. ..but, I might keep it. Not sure yet.

What did you find on your trailer Tex?
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: cruizng on July 24, 2016, 08:51:04 PM


Ken. I didn't tell you I'm 3 feet tall. Lol

TR. very much a change from my normal I.T. Desk job.

Still have a lot to do.
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This is my plan. It will have another row of stringers about 6" up from the bottom of leg post.  That will make it solid. I also have heavy duty locking casters and some heavy bolts that I will make for leg height adjustment. Should have about 1.5" of travel so I can make any concrete floor level. That's the hope anyway.

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I'll create plates for the bottom of leg and drill 1" hole for bolt. Then weld nut and washer on inside before I weld plate on bottom of leg.  Then I will cut another plate and weld bolt head to it. Then I will weld caster to it.  That should give me adjustment at each corner and should be nice and stout. See simple!  If only I can keep everything square and level while welding up.

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Once I get the base and top plate connected (I'm using 12M x 30mm countersunk fine thread bolts for attaching top to base) I will lay out grid of 5/8" (16mm) holes to use as hold down points similar to strong hand type of tables.

Then I will also make the center of the table have a radius style of hold down holes pre set for angles. I can't find the design right now but will post when I find it.

Also 4th of July weekend I set up the lighting for the area.  I have one stubborn fixture but will tackle that when I have time.

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Day 2 of welding table work

Cut all of the cross bracing and put an angle on all ends for weld up.
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Then fitted them in and tack welded.
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Once they were all tacked I welded all that I could reach. The vertical welds were a challenge that I need more practice on. I tried uphill and downhill. Downhill seemed to work better.

Then I started cutting plates for bottom of legs that the adjustment bolts would go through. Started using hand band saw. Very slow. Then tried abrasive cut off wheel. Once again a major disappointment. Then tried Hypertherm 45. First time I have used it and found out I don't have big enough compressor and couldn't get the pressure up and then it would pop circuit. So took out ole trusty oxy axe but too ragged on 1/2" plate. (Probably my lack of practice). Soooo back to portable band saw.

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And see Ken. I did get to use the table even when it was upside down.

Cut the leg plates and welded the bolts.
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Flipped them over and tacked them onto the legs. Then cut plates to weld bolt heads and casters to plate.

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It is welded up from bottom. I still need to clean up welds and then drill indexing holes from the rail to the table top so once flipped over I can enlarge and tap the hole for the countersunk bolts for hold down.

I will also prime and paint the bottom of the stand before I flip it over.

Getting closer.  All day soccer today so on hold for now.

Day 3 after a day of State Soccer championship.

First I grind off all of the sharp corners from all of the plate I cut.

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Then I wipe down with alcohol and then spray the bottom areas with primer. That way I don't have to try to reach underneath when it is flipped over.

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The. I painted the underside.
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Then I used the Kubota to finally flip the thing over on its wheels.
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Something looks amiss. It is two inches too tall. Poor planning. Might have to cut down the bolts or remove the lock nut and screw all the way down. We will see.

Then I welded up all of the top seams that I couldn't reach when upside down.
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Next comes primer and paint to the entire thing. Ran out of black so I had to have the better half grab three more cans when she was coming back from town.

Ta Da!  All painted up. Ready for top.
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I then drilled a hole in each corner that was located over the leg with the mag drill. Cuts like Butta!!best $500.00 that I have spent so far. It will be sweet when I drill all of the 5/8" hold down holes in the top.

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Bolted some eye bolts in each holes ready for the chains to lift it up on top.  It was a little sketchy and had the wife worried I was going to hurt the concrete again but managed to get the 465# top located close to where it will be bolted down.

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Cleaned everything up and swept the grind dust from the floor.  It gets everywhere. Now sitting cooling off in front of the redneck A/C.

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It was hot here also. Close to 90 plus 80% humidity. The evaporator cooler doesn't work super in high humidity but better than nothing.

Time to hit the shower.



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Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: Flyin6 on July 24, 2016, 10:41:34 PM
Nice Work!
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: TexasRedNeck on July 25, 2016, 10:56:14 AM
Pulled and replaced the battery in the wife's Mercedes. Who ever decided to put a battery under the front seat should be shot. (http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160725/7bb22dc1e25344971888c273c59585a7.jpg)

Got pull the rear seat heat duct and another plate and then use midget hands to undo the connections and hold down before man handling it out at an angle from a very tight spot.


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Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: EL TATE on July 25, 2016, 01:28:09 PM
Had my sisters, brothers in law and nieces over for a Hawaiian themed luau dinner. big kids and little kids all had a good time.
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: Farmer Jon on July 25, 2016, 01:30:19 PM
I think I would have just traded the car off. Lol. That looks eaiser than changing a fuse in my wifes Chevy Traverse. Under the passenger side dash. Lost 3 fuses before I got pissed and  Pull the door plate off. Rip the carpet back. Then I went and bought a 8 inch long needle nose pliers with 45 degree jaws.

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Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: Sammconn on July 25, 2016, 03:04:53 PM
Those mag drills with the bits you have are a beautiful thing.
Party looked like fun!

Been at the cabin enjoying friends and family visit.
Had the birthday party on Saturday a few days early.
43 tomorrow, some days feel like 73, others much better.
My 'I'm invincible' youth has caught up to me...

Still very few walleye to be had, but have enough for a feast finally.
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: rpar86 on July 25, 2016, 04:05:39 PM
Tex, battery is in roughly the same spot in the wife's Acadia - though a little further back, more underfoot of the rear passenger. Still have to pull off rear seat trim to get to it.

Saturday I borrowed a neighbor's trailer and picked up a new fridge and range.

Story time...

We moved in here 2 years ago this week. The previous owner had foreclosed and taken all the appliances. The investment company we bought the house from had put in Sears clearance Kenmore scratch and dent specials... except a fridge. We shopped around, ultimately purchasing online (big mistake) because they had the best price and free shipping (freight) to the door. Bought an Electrolux dishwasher and fridge -- all those Kelly Ripa TV ads made us think we were getting quality items.

First fridge shipped and had dents in the door. Dishwasher box had something stacked on it and the back of the unit was caved in/out and wouldn't fit all the way in -- got those exchanged out lickety split. New units are Ok.  Dishwasher is still pretty nice, one of those "luxury quiet" models - and it is - but the springs on the door moan and groan with each open/close. Oh well...

Fridge went about a year without issues, but then stopped making ice in the door. Call them, they have me reset it by unplugging for 30 minutes. Started working again for a month or so.  Then before Christmas it stopped making ice again. Wasn't a big deal because has a second ice maker in the freezer, but finally called and they had a tech come out, they made a labor concession because we were outside of the 1yr labor 3yr parts warranty (we also had an extended warranty) and their fix was to replace the foam seals around the ice maker, and place a 2" foam pad over the entire rear of the unit. This was in February - took two months for parts to come in. Day after tech leaves, ice maker makes some ice but it is not staying frozen, dumping water all over our floor. Lucky that we caught it and didn't have to deal with water damage. Well, life got busy and we didn't call tech back for a month - just turned off that ice maker and used the one in the freezer. Finally call Electrolux, they tell me that I'm out of warranty and need to deal with repair man directly and that I'd be charged for his labor. I don't feel that this is right since it is an on-going issue and the ice maker was never truly "fixed".  He comes out, disassembles the ice maker finds all the fancy-schmancy lines/fan/defrost feature (yes, it heats up to defrost it) -- all frozen up. He takes pictures to sent to Electrolux, and then charges me $166 to thaw it out with a steamer. A week later we hear from Electrolux that they are going to warranty replace my fridge -- though I'm still out the $166 and they want ANOTHER $225 for shipping and delivery to haul away the old and deliver the new. I tell them to fly a kite - at this point I have ZERO faith in their brand. I told them I want a refund for this lemon and they refuse. I try to remain calm over the next few weeks of back and forth, working my way up the chain and finally they agree to drop the freight charge to $24 and I can go pick it up myself at the shipping depot 30 mins away -- if I sign a release waiver stating that I am picking it up and it is out of their hands.

So in the middle of all of this that scratch-and-dent special Microwave dies (on Mothers day) so we went out and bought a clearance floor model GE Advantium oven (really nice) for about $500 less than new. Wife falls in love with it, start looking at GE appliances and decide that we want to just get rid of this POS Electrolux fridge and also replace the Range now that we're at it.  Memorial day sale was just about over, put $200 down on the new fridge and range and they are holding that price until I can save up a little more $. 4th of July sale comes around and the range drops $200 and the fridge $80, so they adjusted the price down and away we went. Picked up the units on Saturday, got the installed and the wife is happy :)

Electrolux fridge is empty, sitting in the dining room and the new one is in and ready to be picked up - will be swapping those out on Friday. Hoping to sell this "New in box" replacement Electrolux fridge on Craigslist for a discount.


TLDR: DON'T BUY ELECTROLUX/FRIGIDAIRE. BUY GE - MADE IN AMERICA.  Also, support your local appliance retailer (not big box stores or online). In our case, Standard TV and Appliance in Portland, OR matches local big box stores (Home Depot).


Edit to add... that microwave that mysteriously died while microwaving some potatoes on Mothers day... sat in the garage for a month and a half. Pulled it apart to check the internal fuse - it was perfectly fine. Plugged it in and i'll be darned, the thing works perfectly. Nuking taters has to produce quite a bit of heat, so I thought MAYBE a thermal overload kicked in, but it still didn't work 3 hours later when we got back with the new unit.  So, since it SEEMS to be working -- hope to sell that off with the old range as well.
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: TexasRedNeck on July 25, 2016, 07:02:25 PM
Pulled and replaced the battery in the wife's Mercedes. Who ever decided to put a battery under the front seat should be shot. (http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160725/7bb22dc1e25344971888c273c59585a7.jpg)

Got pull the rear seat heat duct and another plate and then use midget hands to undo the connections and hold down before man handling it out at an angle from a very tight spot.


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The Lord is good to me.  I pull the battery (recall that I bought this pre-owed earlier this year) and taped to the top was the invoice to the dealer that I bought it from.  Bosch battery with three year free replacement. Called the distributor and will called a replacement for free!

Still want to shoot the guy who designed this.

Oh, and the wheels and tires for the dually came in today.  Just waiting on the lugs.
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: TexasRedNeck on July 25, 2016, 07:04:03 PM
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Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: Bigdave_185 on July 25, 2016, 10:30:32 PM
We walked into possibly my new home/lot today.  One acre of land and a almost custom home built to about half of my dream


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Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: TexasRedNeck on July 25, 2016, 10:43:31 PM
Great to hear Dave.  Tell us more about it
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: Bigdave_185 on July 25, 2016, 11:13:38 PM
At the moment a lot is unknown.  Place is in a like manner subdivision with all 18 lots or so. All on same size lot, avg income in is 100k a year,  builder is willing to customize the plans he has to fit our needs, or we can bring him a plan to build what we want. 
All lots are flat, no trees, no water, it's farm country that families are selling off


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Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: KensAuto on July 25, 2016, 11:19:48 PM
I can't believe you finally did it Tex. Those are going to look good on that truck.
You figure out the trailer yet?

Good luck Dave. An acre is more than a lot of folks have.

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Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: Bigdave_185 on July 25, 2016, 11:30:06 PM
I think at this point it's more then I want.  But I always said I want more space then I currently have (http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160726/563e237753d9f60393f4a511f3b4fc28.png)


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Title: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: Bigdave_185 on July 25, 2016, 11:31:16 PM
What truck is that going on again Tex?
They don't look like dually wheels

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Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: TexasRedNeck on July 26, 2016, 09:05:05 AM
Dave, and acre is big enough to put a nice shop out back and the shop will cut down on the mowing! 

Ken, yeah I talked it to death for a while and reason won out.  I just couldnt get my head wrapped around 24 American Force wheels and tires.  So much compromise.  Increased rotating mass from huge adapters, having to lift or hack the truck to fit.  Rear wheels sticking out 5 inches past fenders and few e rated tires less than 36 inches.  Not to mention 10k.

I decided on the Eagle Alloys a while back but they stopped making the 057s which are the same as the 059s but have a center milled stripe in each of the spokes.  I also wanted to get all the mileage out of the stock tires, which have gone 60k with a 7 tire rotation.  They are now right at the wear bars.

Dave that was the rear outer.
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: Flyin6 on July 26, 2016, 10:08:14 AM
Dave,

I lived like that once...a sardine simulator

You have to start somewhere, we all did, but that improves with time

Here's what 2.5-5-10 acre lots looks like in a neighborhood. I find it about right to keep the neighbor a couple hundred feet away at a minimum, although I prefer the isolation of that farm of mine:
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: TexasRedNeck on July 26, 2016, 10:16:27 AM
yeah, Don.  that distance give you a better target acquisition time for the neighbor's dog....
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: Flyin6 on July 26, 2016, 10:23:38 AM
yeah, Don.  that distance give you a better target acquisition time for the neighbor's dog....
I wouldn't shoot a dog!

He shot mine, but I'm not that cruel!
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: Bigdave_185 on July 26, 2016, 12:03:50 PM
Who shoots someone's dog wth


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Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: stlaser on July 26, 2016, 12:11:29 PM
I've shot the neighbors dog matter of fact. If I'm feeding him with my live stock or he thinks he runs my place then he technically is my property & I'll do as I see fit.
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: Farmer Jon on July 26, 2016, 01:58:43 PM
I would shoot a dog that was messing with my livestock. Fair warning to to the owner first of course. (unless its a strange dog we never seen before) Second time they are gone. That's just the way it is out here. As a matter of fact 2 of the neighbors dogs would come over and chase our dog once in a while.  After a phone call they were never seen again.

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Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: Bigdave_185 on July 26, 2016, 07:02:15 PM
I live in a bit differ area for sure.  My dog does not run free.  None issue I guess

Been driving holding my 100 oz throw up bucket today.  Freeway and throwing up is a terrible mix. 

Also passed on the lot as me and the builder were not going to see eye to eye


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Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: TexasRedNeck on July 26, 2016, 07:26:26 PM
Sorry to hear Dave. The Lord provides. Our needs and not wants for sure.


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Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: Atkinsmatt on July 26, 2016, 07:56:06 PM
Dave the Lord knows it wouldn't have been a good fit for you.  It will work out for you and your family when it is right.
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: Bigdave_185 on July 26, 2016, 07:56:30 PM
Amen


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Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: wyorunner on July 27, 2016, 01:01:51 AM
I live in a bit differ area for sure.  My dog does not run free.  None issue I guess

Been driving holding my 100 oz throw up bucket today.  Freeway and throwing up is a terrible mix. 

Also passed on the lot as me and the builder were not going to see eye to eye


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Dave, I whole heartedly have to agree with TRN and Matt. For numerous reasons, but he most important I have recently been shown through my bullheadedness, is no matter what I think I need, if I continue to pray He continues to keep me and my family on the trajectory He needs us to be on. I find I often remind myself that I chose to serve that it be His will be done, not mine. If mine falls inline with His great.

I mention this because the last couple months have been tumultuous in our house in regards to what was going to happen. Then finally everything was answered and for the most part nothing is happening. Yes work shifts slightly but not locations.

Trust in Him and the way will be shown.

Sorry about the bucket and the freeway. That's no fun in any seat.


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Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: BobbyB on July 27, 2016, 02:14:00 AM
Woke up this morning and saw it was just under 90* in my apartment. Guess it's time to turn the AC on.
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: TexasRedNeck on July 27, 2016, 08:29:51 AM
Man you aren't in a third world country anymore Bobby,  there's this little switch on the wall......  :stick poke
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: Bear9350 on July 27, 2016, 09:03:33 AM
Woke up this morning and saw it was just under 90* in my apartment. Guess it's time to turn the AC on.


Can't you open a window?  It got down to the low 60s last night.
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: BobbyB on July 27, 2016, 09:12:08 AM
Man you aren't in a third world country anymore Bobby,  there's this little switch on the wall......  :stick poke

Well the AC is wall mounted by my patio door, and it cools the living room/kitchen area well enough, however the cool air doesn't turn 180* to enter the bedroom area.

Can't you open a window?  It got down to the low 60s last night.

I usually do, but last night I didn't.
Title: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: Bigdave_185 on July 27, 2016, 10:41:41 AM
Bucket cooler!!

https://youtu.be/HxSLbpAwibg

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Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: TexasRedNeck on July 27, 2016, 11:00:52 AM
Slick!


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Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: KensAuto on July 27, 2016, 11:16:22 AM
My brother has built a couple of those for his fishing adventures, and they work!
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: BobbyB on July 27, 2016, 12:13:16 PM
Bucket cooler!!

https://youtu.be/HxSLbpAwibg

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I just left the AC turned on since 0100 this morning. So theoretically at least half of my apartment should be cooled off.
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: Bear9350 on July 27, 2016, 01:10:27 PM
My wife put one of these together a couple weekends ago while I was gone for the day.  She just used a cheap Styrofoam cooler instead of a bucket.
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: TexasRedNeck on July 27, 2016, 01:18:35 PM
went to jury duty today.  Tried hard not to get angry.

Got up and left the house in time to be there early, knowing parking and getting through security can be a pain. 

Security was tighter than the airport.  Shoes off, belt off, wallet out, etc.  I asked the cops, "who's the criminal here"  Zero amusement factor for them.

I get in and get seated with 20 minutes to spare.  8am comes and goes and its not until 8:30 that they start to give instructions.  Why put 8am on the summons if you are going to do calls all the way to 8:30.  8:05 the doors should close and you should have to recheduled and come back on another day if your happy arse can't be on time instead of penalizing those of us who got up and planned to be there as requested.

Its 9:40 before we get across the street to the courthouse with our new identification (I'm #25, no name, just a number)  I go back to the 337th district criminal court.....for the second time in 2 years.  We wait standing in the halls (no chairs) until 11:30.  Get in and vote to go through Voir Dire without stopping for lunch to get this over with.  Good thing I planned ahead and had a granola bar and a bottle of water with me.

I sit there with basic english and common sense being taught so that people can understand the distinction between possession and ownership and custody and escape.  Then have to listen to ignorant liberals raise their hand to get out of duty by saying they can't in good conscience sit in judgement of another human.  And that they hate cops.  And that they think 2 years in prison is too harsh for possession of cocaine between 1 and 4 grams.

Based on the questioning its clear that the defendant has 2 prior convictions and this time he's looking at 20-life in Texas for the 3rd strike, which probably explains why he attempted escape from custody.

Ultimately I was not selected, but couldn't help but notice that of the 16 chosen, all but 3 were women and only 4 were white, both statistics that were no where near reflective of the pool of jurors.  My guess is he gets convicted and gets the minimum instead of life.

Parking garage there was having trouble with the gates and it took 30 minutes to get out of the garage.  I finally had lunch at 3pm and was satisfied that I at least attempted to do my civic duty.

Someone has it out for me.  I recievied a questionnaire a month ago for federal grand jury duty and this week the summons came.  Ok, I'll do my part, right?

So I'm asked to go on line and complete a questionnaire.  Things start getting really weird.

Details on my place of birth, residence, education, work, addresses, etc.

Then it gets to family members names and DOBs, and then it gets really weird.

religious preference, familiy members who have served in military including rank and occupation, publications I read, organizations I belong to, etc etc.

They are not going to be happy as I answered a more than a few as "irrelevant" or " none of your business"

I don't mind playing but privacy still has a place and those answers are irrelevant to whether I'm qualified to sit on a jury.

This will get interesting.  I show on 8/15
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: KensAuto on July 27, 2016, 01:21:59 PM
Hmm. Interesting.
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: TexasRedNeck on July 27, 2016, 02:12:09 PM
Yeah. May need a RMTW go fund me account for bail


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Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: KensAuto on July 27, 2016, 02:43:41 PM
On a smaller scale, I put in a bid for a local gas company contract, to service their vehicles and I didn't check any of the "Diverse Suppliers" options.
Interesting enough, I didn't get the bid, even tho they expressed great interest in my shop doing the work.

(http://i.imgur.com/ExyXjzO.jpg)

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Notice there are only 4 options that are in bold script...
LGTB owned? Really? WTF
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: Flyin6 on July 27, 2016, 03:28:35 PM
That is bull crap!

Why not a block for "Christian service" if you volunteer at church

Like I keep saying

It's always opposite day with respect to common sense and justice and fairness
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: stlaser on July 27, 2016, 06:49:59 PM
I agree Don, heck Ken must have really felt left out when there wasn't even an H supporter box to check :o!
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: KensAuto on July 27, 2016, 07:11:07 PM
Phsst. I had checked the LGTG box, until my accountant told me that it didn't stand for Lambo Gallardo Trans German edition. :o
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: cudakidd53 on July 27, 2016, 07:21:03 PM
Oh, heck Ken, just wear a skirt once a week and use the other bathroom and you're Golden! ;)
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: TexasRedNeck on July 27, 2016, 09:47:00 PM
File a grievance for reverse discrimination. Or do like Jesse Jackson.  Have your wife start a business. Then with no assets or employees she bids and wins contracts as a Minority (woman owned business). Then she sub contracts with you to do the work and keeps 20% off the top. Genius how our government waste our money to placate minorities.


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Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: Bigdave_185 on July 27, 2016, 11:20:35 PM
Who is listening to this guy on the tv


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Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: TexasRedNeck on July 27, 2016, 11:39:45 PM
You mean the PLC? Professional Liars Conference?


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Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: Bigdave_185 on July 28, 2016, 07:13:29 AM
Bingo!!


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Title: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: Bigdave_185 on July 28, 2016, 07:15:09 AM
Some of you guys might be more familiar.  Aren't we warned about those sooth Sayers that say all is well and nothing is wrong? What scripture ?


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Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: Flyin6 on July 28, 2016, 10:24:57 AM
Some of you guys might be more familiar.  Aren't we warned about those sooth Sayers that say all is well and nothing is wrong? What scripture ?


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Good point Dave,

And that is found in many places in the scripture.

Judgement

Everything thinks that it is wrong to judge.

But that is not what Jesus said. Just how man took it out of context or mixed scripture up with Chinese proverbs

Jesus has us judge the actions to see if they are really Christians:

By their fruit you will recognize them. Do people pick grapes from thornbushes, or figs from thistles? Mat 7:16
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: TexasRedNeck on July 28, 2016, 10:35:07 AM
II Thessalonians Ch2 is close, Dave

The Man of Lawlessness

    1  Now we request you, brethren, with regard to the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ and our gathering together to Him, 2  that you not be quickly shaken from your composure or be disturbed either by a spirit or a message or a letter as if from us, to the effect that the day of the Lord has come. 3  Let no one in any way deceive you, for it will not come unless the *apostasy comes first, and the man of lawlessness is revealed, the son of destruction, 4  who opposes and exalts himself above every so-called god or object of worship, so that he takes his seat in the temple of God, displaying himself as being God. 5  Do you not remember that while I was still with you, I was telling you these things? 6  And you know what restrains him now, so that in his time he will be revealed. 7  For the mystery of lawlessness is already at work; only he who now restrains will do so until he is taken out of the way. 8  Then that lawless one will be revealed whom the Lord will slay with the breath of His mouth and bring to an end by the appearance of His coming; 9  that is, the one whose coming is in accord with the activity of Satan, with all power and signs and false wonders, 10  and with all the deception of wickedness for those who perish, because they did not receive the love of the truth so as to be saved. 11  For this reason God will send upon them a deluding influence so that they will believe what is false, 12  in order that they all may be judged who did not believe the truth, but took pleasure in wickedness.
    13  But we should always give thanks to God for you, brethren beloved by the Lord, because God has chosen you *from the beginning for salvation through sanctification by the Spirit and faith in the truth. 14  It was for this He called you through our gospel, that you may gain the glory of our Lord Jesus Christ. 15  So then, brethren, stand firm and hold to the traditions which you were taught, whether by word of mouth or by letter from us.


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Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: TexasRedNeck on July 28, 2016, 10:37:22 AM
Note a few things here.  God will send a deluding influence to fulfill His purpose. And this obliterates and discussion of the " struggle " or "battle" between good and evil or Christ and Satan. He will slay him in the end with just the breath of His mouth.


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Title: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: TexasRedNeck on July 28, 2016, 10:39:21 AM
And we are absolutely to judge. But only professing Christians within the Church. Not those unbelievers. But for the grace of God go I.

I Cor 5

    9  I wrote you in my letter not to associate with immoral people; 10  I did not at all mean with the immoral people of this world, or with the covetous and swindlers, or with idolaters, for then you would have to go out of the world. 11  But actually, I wrote to you not to associate with any so-called brother if he is an immoral person, or covetous, or an idolater, or a reviler, or a drunkard, or a swindler?not even to eat with such a one. 12  For what have I to do with judging outsiders? Do you not judge those who are within the church? 13  But those who are outside, God judges. REMOVE THE WICKED MAN FROM AMONG YOURSELVES.


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Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: TexasRedNeck on July 28, 2016, 10:45:34 AM
So plan B after high altitude vacation failure.

Hyatt Lost Pines Resort in Bastrop Texas. Lazy river calling my name. My pre teen future ranger wives are learning to sleep in. I had to sneak out and been drinking quoffee for the last two hours waiting on them to wake up. (http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160728/e02e71a912875790c98a708c4c25624d.jpg)


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Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: Flyin6 on July 28, 2016, 10:54:21 AM
Good Plan B

I should copy this pic over to the Quoffee thread
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: TexasRedNeck on July 28, 2016, 10:55:31 AM
Roger that.


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Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: Bigdave_185 on July 28, 2016, 11:45:46 AM
I was leaning more along the line of something out of revelations.  I'll do some digging when I am not at work on the clock

Um I want to be at a resort with my feet up. That just looks nice. 


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Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: Farmer Jon on July 31, 2016, 09:39:37 AM
Had some friends over and griled some steaks. Typical gas grill. Put it on low and within 2 minutes it's 9,000 degrees with black smoke.

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Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: Bigdave_185 on July 31, 2016, 06:46:33 PM
In 101 degree I pulled out the chainsaw and cut down a few crap trees that had about 8-10 inch trunks.  Put em on the trailer and thanked the good lord I didn't die in the heat.

Later I will do a blip on chain saw blades and knowledge I gained as to tooth and shape and sharpening.  Didn't know there was so many options until I asked my small engine shop what he had as far as options


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Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: TexasRedNeck on July 31, 2016, 07:36:55 PM
Dave, I highly recommend this chain sharpener.  One you get it set, its fast and puts a good edge on the blades.

 https://smile.amazon.com/gp/product/B000N4L2LO/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o01_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: stlaser on July 31, 2016, 08:59:13 PM
I never bought one of those, after about 5 or 6 times with rat tail touching them up I'd just take a half dozen chains in & have them ground. I cut "a lot" meaning 4-5 cords min per year & never bought one. Granted I had plenty of other things to do so buying one would have just added to the chore list.
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: JR on July 31, 2016, 09:29:36 PM
Put down sod where I had sand. Cats loved it, we didn't. Now the pool toys stay cleaner since they always end up out of the pool.
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: KensAuto on July 31, 2016, 10:20:55 PM
Yesterday I got the big forklift running, leveled some ground with the tractor, and set the 2nd container in place and almost got heat stroke. Still feeling it today.
Next I'll hook the 2 together with a roof to give me a new parking spot for the Jimmy.

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Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: Atkinsmatt on July 31, 2016, 10:24:22 PM
Channeled my inner Don yesterday and broke the shear pin on the drive line for my bush hog.  Not a problem to fix it and that led me to discover that the bolts that hold the gearbox down were loose.  Wound up doing some good PM on the unit.
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: Sammconn on July 31, 2016, 10:47:00 PM
Dave, I highly recommend this chain sharpener.  One you get it set, its fast and puts a good edge on the blades.

 https://smile.amazon.com/gp/product/B000N4L2LO/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o01_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1
I've got one similar to this. And totally agree that it does good work.
As well along the way the rat tail would sometimes come out for a tune up.

I was then put on to this guy, by a fella the cuts 15-20 cords a year.
Wow is all I can say, and it's a lot easier on the chains life as well.
It's pricy for a sharpener, but deadly accurate.

http://www.leevalley.com/en/wood/page.aspx?p=67753&cat=1,41131

Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: stlaser on July 31, 2016, 11:08:25 PM
Since we're sharing, here is the guide I used on my rat tail file. It cuts the rake as well to keep it the correct height until sending it off to the professionals.

http://www.maxtool.com/husqvarna-oem-chainsaw-sharp-force-file-sharpening-guide-7-32-in?google=1&CAWELAID=230005740000014399&CAGPSPN=pla&CAAGID=19685619371&CATCI=pla-107161355171&gclid=CPqOw46en84CFQkpaQodMg0EPQ

Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: Farmer Jon on August 01, 2016, 07:13:34 AM
I always manage to make my chains worse when I sharpen them. I keep a new spare. When I got o down I get my other one sharpened. Cost 2 bucks.

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Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: cruizng on August 01, 2016, 08:33:47 AM
Since we're sharing, here is the guide I used on my rat tail file. It cuts the rake as well to keep it the correct height until sending it off to the professionals.

http://www.maxtool.com/husqvarna-oem-chainsaw-sharp-force-file-sharpening-guide-7-32-in?google=1&CAWELAID=230005740000014399&CAGPSPN=pla&CAAGID=19685619371&CATCI=pla-107161355171&gclid=CPqOw46en84CFQkpaQodMg0EPQ

Here is a portable option that I have and highly recommend. On the pricey side but it is fast and works great. We have Oak wilt problem so we are always cutting Oak. If it isn't really sharp it takes forever.

https://www.timberlinesharpener.com/

https://youtu.be/W-BlL5hzjsk

ooops... didn't see Samm already posted.  :o
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: kampfitt on August 01, 2016, 08:53:04 AM
Went out after work today since we had an 1" of rain Sat. and worked up my spot for food plot. Ground is still hard as a rock!
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Going to need more work after the next rain.
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: JR on August 03, 2016, 01:38:09 AM
Heck, I just use a dremel and eye ball it. Seems to work OK but not a heavy duty cutter.
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: stlaser on August 03, 2016, 09:17:28 AM
Heck, I just use a dremel and eye ball it. Seems to work OK but not a heavy duty cutter.

Did you just say you use a dremel on a chainsaw chain?  :o
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: JR on August 03, 2016, 11:17:06 AM
Heck, I just use a dremel and eye ball it. Seems to work OK but not a heavy duty cutter.

Did you just say you use a dremel on a chainsaw chain?  :o

Sure, they make nice stones made to sharpen the blades. I just do one side at a time since they have opposing cutting edges.
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: Flyin6 on August 03, 2016, 01:19:36 PM
Since we're sharing, here is the guide I used on my rat tail file. It cuts the rake as well to keep it the correct height until sending it off to the professionals.

http://www.maxtool.com/husqvarna-oem-chainsaw-sharp-force-file-sharpening-guide-7-32-in?google=1&CAWELAID=230005740000014399&CAGPSPN=pla&CAAGID=19685619371&CATCI=pla-107161355171&gclid=CPqOw46en84CFQkpaQodMg0EPQ

Here is a portable option that I have and highly recommend. On the pricey side but it is fast and works great. We have Oak wilt problem so we are always cutting Oak. If it isn't really sharp it takes forever.

https://www.timberlinesharpener.com/

https://youtu.be/W-BlL5hzjsk

ooops... didn't see Samm already posted.  :o
I ordered one this morning and already have a tracking number on it!
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: cudakidd53 on August 03, 2016, 05:52:38 PM
Bonded with my daughter via manual labor- she was a great gofer' and hole cleaner outter!  I almost over did it in the heat!  Who'd a thunk two chunks of concrete would be so precious to the earth; think it pulled hard enough to alter the earths rotational speed!  6 hours of diggin', pullin', sweating and repression of cursing and finally got the posts replaced properly and the fence back up!
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: BobbyB on August 04, 2016, 05:29:26 PM
Came home, dropped my work stuff, threw some PT clothes on, then went on a ruck.
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: cudakidd53 on August 04, 2016, 07:43:23 PM
TOO HOT to work on next two fence posts to be ripped outta the ground and replaced, so primed and painted the trim around the new patio sliding glass doors INSIDE the house and the pantry door.  Flopped around on a tall ladder cleaning (really cleaning not dusting) the chandelier for the first time in 15 years.  Vertigo is back  >:(
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: TexasRedNeck on August 04, 2016, 09:35:40 PM
Made the 10 year old go out and fix the spots on the truck she missed washing it yesterday.

I told he if she takes on a job she should do it to the best of her ability and if she makes a mistake, so needs to make it right and fix it.
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: Sammconn on August 04, 2016, 10:34:14 PM
Well, I've spent a few hours a day for the last three installing about 500 odd square feet of laminate in the cabin.
One room at a time it went. Two bedrooms first day, kitchen area second, and entry and bathroom today. One box short, dang it, not enough to finish the last bedroom. Oh well, I'll grab another box when I'm out, hopefully the same kind... ::)
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: Bigdave_185 on August 05, 2016, 12:00:31 AM
Do you guys think the attachment for the sharpener can be hooked to a drill?


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Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: cruizng on August 05, 2016, 11:32:50 PM
Got some time to work on my table again.

I started by drilling holes for the countersink bolts for the top.
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Then the smaller hole to tap in the base. (http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160805/53f4c17c858cf7030922a591f37bc19d.jpg)
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I really pooched up the second hole because my counter sink bit just spun on top. Rats!  So I ordered a metal counter sink bit for the mag drill but that will be a few days. So I cut and tapped all of the holes and screwed them in just to hold the top for now.

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The cleaned off all of the tools and used a cut off wheel to cut into the welds on the hooks I used to lift out of my truck.
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I beat them over to break them loose.
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Then used a flap wheel grinder to grind down the welds left over. They were definitely not coming loose and it would have been much easier if the top was cardboard.

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I'm going to sand down the top to remove all of the mill scale and weld BB's and then layout the hold down holes. I'm still looking at options for the hole layout other than the normal rows.

We will see.


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Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: cruizng on August 05, 2016, 11:34:56 PM
Must be tired. Sorry for the duplicate pics. Not sure how to edit using iPad


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Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: Flyin6 on August 06, 2016, 09:03:15 AM
No plywood??? :o
Title: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: TexasRedNeck on August 06, 2016, 10:58:41 PM
So busy day at the hide. Up at 05:00 two cups coffee. Changed the lugs in the rear of the dually to spikes. Went to Lowes, harbor freight tools OReilly auto parts and then the donut place for kolaches for the kids.  Got back and did brakes, rotors and hardware on the wife's GL. Put a pork
Butt and three racks of ribs on the smoker. Supervised the kids washing Mammas SUV. Watered my peach tree which is struggling in the 100+ heat. Changed the air filter and oil and filter in my Dually as well. Spent 1 1/2 hours on the phone with tech support trying to get internet access restored which finally got done. Satellite internet is not ideal.

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Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: Flyin6 on August 07, 2016, 07:17:22 AM
pork Butt and Brakes

Things that start with "B"
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: TexasRedNeck on August 07, 2016, 08:44:44 AM
Oh you can add Budweiser to that list. Back wheels, I suppose too


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Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: Flyin6 on August 07, 2016, 01:56:39 PM
Oh you can add Budweiser to that list. Back wheels, I suppose too


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Or Black Wheels
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: cruizng on August 07, 2016, 06:01:11 PM
Wife wanted to wash the big front windows. So I held guard and fought off mosquitoes and oh yeah .... A black bear!

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Drove the dog nuts too.



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Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: Flyin6 on August 07, 2016, 08:41:37 PM
That for real?

A black bear in your yard!

Crazy...
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: Flyin6 on August 07, 2016, 08:43:37 PM
Ya, a good day

Went to church, 0900-1230

Lunch

Taught a self defense class

Rode the Triumph for a couple hours

Came home, ate a slice of cold pizza

Talked to an old Night Stalker buddy of mine who stopped by

Went for a ride on the DR650

Came home, drank some sweet tea

Good day...
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: TexasRedNeck on August 07, 2016, 09:21:27 PM
Changed oil and filter. Changed air filter. Adjusted tire pressure. Washed it off.

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Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: Bigdave_185 on August 07, 2016, 10:40:22 PM
I washed my daily honda, the wife's VW Jetta, the daughters Mazda.  Left my duramax dirty :(


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Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: Sammconn on August 08, 2016, 12:16:59 AM
Those lug nuts look quite menacing on the front wheels!
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: stlaser on August 08, 2016, 12:21:39 AM
Definitely a sharp looking rig...
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: JR on August 08, 2016, 12:55:21 AM
Got the stairs all framed, cept the top which I need to do from upstairs. Now just to trim the roof out for it.

Bought a Kolbalt 10 inch folding table saw and a 10 inch compound slide chop saw. Tired of dragging the non folding table out and the 12 chop saw is just off a tad and wouldn't cut my 9 inch steps!

Still no duramax dash lights,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: JR on August 08, 2016, 01:01:18 AM
Helped my daughter and friend with a book exchange project. They drove the nails, even a few straight ones!!
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: BobbyB on August 08, 2016, 02:30:46 AM
Got 3 hours of sleep.
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: JR on August 08, 2016, 02:37:56 AM
Afternoon naps are a good thing.
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: BobbyB on August 08, 2016, 02:41:30 AM
Afternoon naps are a good thing.

Woke up 0700 Sunday, last time check was 2130 Sunday night. Out of bed 0030.
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: cruizng on August 08, 2016, 08:36:45 AM
That for real?

A black bear in your yard!

Crazy...

Yep. We have seen it or another like it once before at night walking up our driveway in front of garage. It went around the side of garage and back to the creek area in the forest.

This time is was broad daylight. First in the back and then a little later in the front of the house. It was standing on it's legs eating the bird seed out of the feeder. That was before the weight tore the feeder off of the tree.

I chased it off after it tore down the feeder.
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: TexasRedNeck on August 08, 2016, 05:37:46 PM
That's a great analogy for welfare. You tear down the feeder and they move on to hunting for their own food.


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Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: KensAuto on August 08, 2016, 05:48:16 PM
Speaking of animals, you killed any deer with those wheel spikes yet?
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: stlaser on August 08, 2016, 06:06:46 PM
Ken! Knock it off the guy is busy designing the caltrops drop box under the thing..... ;)
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: TexasRedNeck on August 08, 2016, 07:21:19 PM
No but I feel like i need a release form for the car wash guys. Washing the wheels has risk
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: JR on August 10, 2016, 02:36:52 AM
Replacing the kitchen faucet and sink. Lots of water damage as the old sink leaked and the wife likes to leave puddles.

Started as just the faucet, lines were pinched shut from the pull out weight being pulled to far,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: TexasRedNeck on August 10, 2016, 06:59:25 AM
Kitchen oil change,,,,,here we go!


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Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: KensAuto on August 10, 2016, 10:37:07 AM
Yucko......plumbing sucks.
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: stlaser on August 10, 2016, 12:03:16 PM
Yucko......plumbing sucks.

X2
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: JR on August 10, 2016, 12:31:46 PM
Yep, another late run to HD as the old drain just snapped off. 30 years old and was plastic!

Oil change comes later this year, moving it all over 12 feet.
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: cudakidd53 on August 11, 2016, 07:04:52 AM
Woke up at 5:15 to head back for my third from last year of teaching HS; time to piss off some libtards!  Sporting my new "One Nation Under God" t-shirt with a silhouette of Christ on the Cross over a montage of the Constitution and US flag.  Wondering how many won't understand how those three things are related?
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: TexasRedNeck on August 11, 2016, 07:36:01 AM
Get 'em Mikey!  You'll be that HS teacher that some hood rat looks back on 25 years from now and says, "man,I thought that dude was crazy at the time but he helped me with some life lessons that helped me get to where I am today. Without him I'd probably be in jail"


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Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: TexasRedNeck on August 11, 2016, 07:37:43 AM
Taking my dually to the detailer today for a complete front to back top to bottom inside and out detail. Been over a year since I've done that.  See Ken? There I go paying someone to get their hands dirty! :-)


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Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: KensAuto on August 11, 2016, 09:26:39 AM
Everytime I do that I end up peed off.  No one in this town knows how to properly detail  (nor speak English )

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Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: cudakidd53 on August 11, 2016, 09:42:45 AM
What's the matter Ken, a bunch of Canadians move south to escape the cold?  :o
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: KensAuto on August 11, 2016, 10:23:33 AM
Maybe I should've been more specific..."speaky da Englisho" 



(french canadian :) )
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: stlaser on August 11, 2016, 10:28:45 AM
Eh?  ::)
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: Sammconn on August 11, 2016, 10:48:33 AM
Thanks Ken...I kinda resembled that first remark. Lol.
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: KensAuto on August 11, 2016, 11:41:28 AM
hahahaha

sorry sam....you walked into the crosshairs!
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: Sammconn on August 11, 2016, 11:49:01 AM
Well, only kind of...
I waited for your caveat at least.  8)
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: EL TATE on August 12, 2016, 03:10:56 PM
Went golfing with my father and all his old high school buddies, (they still meet once a week at least, more like extended family). Got THUMPED on. Granted, this was my 2nd round in 3 years and they play every week, but I thought I should have put up a slightly better fight. Turns out my Dad and Wife were conspiring behind my back to get me this little surprise. maybe i'll actually make time to use them now.
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: Bigdave_185 on August 12, 2016, 03:45:12 PM
Sat at the tire shop for a leaking valve stem on the wife's Jetta (http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160812/0d0f3b26c5b80466999ce5c8b0d6451f.jpg)
Check out that tv


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Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: Dawg25385 on August 12, 2016, 03:59:38 PM
Went golfing with my father and all his old high school buddies, (they still meet once a week at least, more like extended family). Got THUMPED on. Granted, this was my 2nd round in 3 years and they play every week, but I thought I should have put up a slightly better fight. Turns out my Dad and Wife were conspiring behind my back to get me this little surprise. maybe i'll actually make time to use them now.

NICE! That's a heck of a surprise.

I'm still swingin the G5 :)
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: EL TATE on August 12, 2016, 04:42:35 PM
Yeah, Dad meets me in the parking lot at Legion in Everett, starts yanking clubs out of my bag, "you don't need this one or this one or this one, oh you like the putter that's right, don't need this one..." then hustles over to his truck and starts loading up a full set of G irons, couple hybrid swollen thumbs 5&3, a G15 3 wood and 5 wood, and that G20 driver. I was flabbergasted. She'd been saving for months since Easter.
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: Bob/OlallaWa on August 12, 2016, 05:26:28 PM
Yeah, Dad meets me in the parking lot at Legion in Everett, starts yanking clubs out of my bag, "you don't need this one or this one or this one, oh you like the putter that's right, don't need this one..." then hustles over to his truck and starts loading up a full set of G irons, couple hybrid swollen thumbs 5&3, a G15 3 wood and 5 wood, and that G20 driver. I was flabbergasted. She'd been saving for months since Easter.

You must be well thought of and treat your family very nicely.
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: EL TATE on August 12, 2016, 06:07:34 PM
Definitely feels that way, and I definitely feel blessed. Although it was especially humbling when I put up a 125 on 18 holes ::)
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: stlaser on August 12, 2016, 07:10:41 PM
Woke up early & hung more insulation in garage along with vapor barrier & few more sheets of osb. Hoping to have that job knocked out in next week and half doing it a little here and there as I dislike Fiberglas insulation.....

Ran over to communist boulder (college town) & picked up an empty keg from some older hippy dude for $35. Keg will be used in upcoming build thread tba. So hippy dude has like a dozen raised flower beds made from what looks like pallet remnants. Had a lot of tomatoes & I'm having issues with my tomatoes getting bottom rot. Hippy dude knew how to fix it & sent me on my way with a pint jar of some calcium condensed mixture to fix that. Cool dude, super nice & wouldn't let me pay for the advice or the pint jar of liquid.

Other than that HH6 & I went to grocery store & Costco hell so now we're fixing home made pineapple & ham pizzas.......
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: Farmer Jon on August 12, 2016, 08:28:59 PM
Yesterday my brother and I took some tractors to the show at the county fair. Had a little driving competition. It was goofy but fun. Today we canned peaches. Big storm rolled through so I have to work tomorrow in town hauling tree branches.
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: TexasRedNeck on August 12, 2016, 08:54:49 PM
Ken, I have been using the same detailer for 10 years and they are very good.  The lady that runs the crew is a slightly crazy white lady that makes me feel like a wannabe super model....I feel like I'm hearing, oh youre so average, one ear lower than the other, youre overweight, etc.

THats because she finds every little imperfection that you can't really see with the naked eye and never noticed.  you leave wanting to trade it in....

Tate, nice score there.  Someone loves you.

Dave, thats a big screen dontchaknow....
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: TexasRedNeck on August 12, 2016, 08:55:24 PM
oh and of course.  Been 100+ and hasnt rained in weeks.  Guess what happned within 30 minutes of leaving the detail shop.....
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: Sammconn on August 12, 2016, 09:04:13 PM
Well, today I committed to the preservation of my poor ole truck.

(http://i1134.photobucket.com/albums/m605/sammconn/bumpers/AE3EE1FB-48E5-4891-A034-7543A9048BB0.jpg) (http://s1134.photobucket.com/user/sammconn/media/bumpers/AE3EE1FB-48E5-4891-A034-7543A9048BB0.jpg.html)

Another black kit, and one colour match.
I 'think' I'm doing doorline down colour matched.
Flares and below doors black.
And once I get into it...probably another kit of black or two...dunno.

I have an acreage down in the real world, that is up for sale, long unnecessary story about it, but it has a boat load of apple trees. So HH6 picked six Rubbermaids of apples while I cleaned up the yard.

Picked up a pressure canner, going to can some of them.
Rest are destined for hard and soft cider.
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: JR on August 12, 2016, 10:39:26 PM
Finished the sink yesterday.

Remounted an old fence post into the existing hole (intact in cement) by running a piece of 2.25 muffler tube into it, then the pounded the fence post back to where it was.
Recycled oil, cans, saw Nines Lives with the boys (good) and washed the elky.

Was 99 so up went the shad, laid a little more sod, moved some pavers, and went swimming.

Boys have a friend over, now where watching Journey to Center of the Earth (newest) and the 90* pool is calling me with an adult beverage in hand,,,,,,,,,,,,
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: Bear9350 on August 12, 2016, 10:53:56 PM
Well, today I committed to the preservation of my poor ole truck.

(http://i1134.photobucket.com/albums/m605/sammconn/bumpers/AE3EE1FB-48E5-4891-A034-7543A9048BB0.jpg) (http://s1134.photobucket.com/user/sammconn/media/bumpers/AE3EE1FB-48E5-4891-A034-7543A9048BB0.jpg.html)

Another black kit, and one colour match.
I 'think' I'm doing doorline down colour matched.
Flares and below doors black.
And once I get into it...probably another kit of black or two...dunno.

I have an acreage down in the real world, that is up for sale, long unnecessary story about it, but it has a boat load of apple trees. So HH6 picked six Rubbermaids of apples while I cleaned up the yard.

Picked up a pressure canner, going to can some of them.
Rest are destined for hard and soft cider.


I assume you use a press for the cider.  We have a few trees and tried it a few years ago.  Hopefully e have time to do more this year.
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: Sammconn on August 12, 2016, 11:13:37 PM
I don't have a press...unfortunately.
Going to do a boil juicing.
Looked at a press at the wine and beer making place.
Couldn't justify the four hundred bucks they wanted.
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: Bear9350 on August 12, 2016, 11:20:15 PM
That's what we did last time.  It was a lot of work for a few gallons of cider.  We have looked at some plans for a diy press online.  I am hoping to put something together.
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: Sammconn on August 12, 2016, 11:24:11 PM
My thoughts as well.
Some acme rod, thrust bearing, some oak bits, and some steel hoops.
Not really a lot to the press, but I can't buy it, and don't have time to make one this year. 
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: Farmer Jon on August 13, 2016, 06:55:12 PM
Hauling trees from the storm. All day. I'm beat. Pick up stick go dump them pick up more sticks. Never ending. My daughter rode along and helped this afternoon so that was nice. A little bonding. Even though she did get pissy I told her I didn't want her "boyfriend" coming over and we were not going to the fair today. (http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160813/1c3f52f691e3dd30ff0273df9c2b4c27.jpg)

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Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: Bob/OlallaWa on August 13, 2016, 10:16:03 PM
Heck of a farm rig, must have another use for it like renting it out?
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: JR on August 14, 2016, 12:32:37 AM
Ooooh, a Pete with straight pipes,,,,,,,,,,,,

Last one I drove had a v12 in it, think I'm still a little deaf from it, but it did WELL over 100.
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: Wilbur on August 14, 2016, 01:20:51 AM
Up to Maine for some beach time with the family. Restrung the surf casting poles for striper fishing, picked up some lures, grocery shopping that was a shocker (am I think only one that sees a food bill darn near triple for a week away? Yeesh!). Here for a week and looking forward to every darn second of it! :)
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: Farmer Jon on August 14, 2016, 11:24:16 AM
Heck of a farm rig, must have another use for it like renting it out?


Yes this truck is for hire. We have 2 of them. The livestock market is in the dumper so we quit that and needed something to do so we started trucking on the side. We get $100 an hour per truck. Or say someone needs gravel or rock for a driveway or something its 17 cents per ton per mile. A full load is approximately 24 tons.
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: Bob/OlallaWa on August 14, 2016, 12:00:23 PM
Nice looking trailer, well worth the hour rate.
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: TexasRedNeck on August 14, 2016, 05:52:27 PM
Heck of a farm rig, must have another use for it like renting it out?


Yes this truck is for hire. We have 2 of them. The livestock market is in the dumper so we quit that and needed something to do so we started trucking on the side. We get $100 an hour per truck. Or say someone needs gravel or rock for a driveway or something its 17 cents per ton per mile. A full load is approximately 24 tons.
Wish you were here. I'd like to find that rate for hire.  Gravel is $16/ton yet they want $1600 to delver 26 tons.


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Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: JR on August 15, 2016, 04:05:09 AM
Camping with the boys at Union res. near Placerville. Was 103 going through town,80 up there.
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: Bear9350 on August 15, 2016, 08:10:52 AM
I had a good weekend and managed to finally cross a lot of things off my to-do list.  Started by re-siding the dormers with the new siding to match the "new" addition on the house.  That job got started a couple weeks ago but took a lot longer than anticipated.  Also managed to finish wrapping the last of the 13 windows that needed to be done.  Also something that has been on the to-do list for almost a year now and been in progress for a few weeks.  Layed the last of the tile in the shower Sat afternoon.  I worked on that project for nearly two weeks after work.  I also would have finished up building the stair railing but the wife interrupted and though it was time to go to the hospital.  False alarm though and she was sent back home.
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: Sammconn on August 17, 2016, 10:33:52 PM
Got to the end of my cider making limit.
I'm up one pail from where I wanted to be, but oh well.
So that makes three pails for hard cider.

(http://i1134.photobucket.com/albums/m605/sammconn/9D543B6D-C037-4464-85B2-14E561E214E6.jpg) (http://s1134.photobucket.com/user/sammconn/media/9D543B6D-C037-4464-85B2-14E561E214E6.jpg.html)

The bubbles are actually fermentation not foam.
Apparently apples are inherently prone for natural yeasts and the process has begun.
I'll still kick them in the butt with some wine yeast to harden it up a bit more effectively.
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: Flyin6 on August 17, 2016, 11:03:54 PM
I'll be up in a couple months to help you with that and sit back and watch the light show!
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: Sammconn on August 17, 2016, 11:34:54 PM
Sounds like a plan, will be a couple months till its done, and depending, I may mellow one for an extra couple.
Did a quick specific gravity check, and it's not as sweet as it needs to be, so I'll be adding some sugar to get up to around the 7-8% range. Current potential for only about 4% and I'd like a tad more.

But for best show times, got to get into December, yeah it will be cold, but it's dark forever...
And you get a better show from the ice where you can get out to see the sky in its entirety.

Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: Flyin6 on August 18, 2016, 08:43:00 AM
Sounds like a plan, will be a couple months till its done, and depending, I may mellow one for an extra couple.
Did a quick specific gravity check, and it's not as sweet as it needs to be, so I'll be adding some sugar to get up to around the 7-8% range. Current potential for only about 4% and I'd like a tad more.

But for best show times, got to get into December, yeah it will be cold, but it's dark forever...
And you get a better show from the ice where you can get out to see the sky in its entirety.


Those new lights on C-Max will come in handy

Not as far up as you, but I had to train guys up in the Alaska one year, but during the eternal daylight phase.

So I'm flying, then went for a run, a long run...Had my Moose standing on the track incident, then went out to eat, then hanging out with the guys up there then everyone starts crapping out, but the sun had not set yet. I checked the clock, and I can't remember the exact time, but I want to say it was like 3 AM, but that can't be right, but I know it was after midnight. My latitude was just up from Anchorage.
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: Sammconn on August 18, 2016, 12:13:50 PM
That sounds a little higher north than me actually.
During our leak daylight we get dim from around 2:30-3:30 and then light again.
So the 3:00 may be accurate, as it could have just began to get lighter at that point.

One year I went to the range at midnight on the solstice, and shot away for a while.
As much to say I did as for the therapy.
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: Sammconn on August 18, 2016, 09:02:27 PM
Well started the day at work. Then at lunch played what's that smell. Oh yeah the box of plums.

So split half of them and into the dehydrator they went.

(http://i1134.photobucket.com/albums/m605/sammconn/188A9757-A409-43B5-857D-E8EE80180BBC.jpg) (http://s1134.photobucket.com/user/sammconn/media/188A9757-A409-43B5-857D-E8EE80180BBC.jpg.html)

Then my next oh yeah moment when I got home from work. I have to finish the chokecherry jelly. Juiced them a couple days ago then got tied up with apples.

(http://i1134.photobucket.com/albums/m605/sammconn/337B484A-229A-49EA-BF3D-CA8B1AF75715.jpg) (http://s1134.photobucket.com/user/sammconn/media/337B484A-229A-49EA-BF3D-CA8B1AF75715.jpg.html)

Cooking it up and warming the pressure canner.

(http://i1134.photobucket.com/albums/m605/sammconn/93A951EE-2834-453C-A6D0-381AD092ACBA.jpg) (http://s1134.photobucket.com/user/sammconn/media/93A951EE-2834-453C-A6D0-381AD092ACBA.jpg.html)

Pouring the pressure and heat to the jars.

(http://i1134.photobucket.com/albums/m605/sammconn/1D358CA3-2E71-479C-BC7C-C94AF8421E5C.jpg) (http://s1134.photobucket.com/user/sammconn/media/1D358CA3-2E71-479C-BC7C-C94AF8421E5C.jpg.html)

And eight pints of chokecherry goodness.

Was the maiden run on the canner. Man where has this thing been all my life.
Thanks Nate and anyone else that raved about them, good money spent.
Title: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: Bigdave_185 on August 19, 2016, 06:34:00 PM
Do you guys like ice cold drinks? I know I do.  There is this option (http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160819/6b1940746e4d01447ac63e9dab840eec.jpg)

https://www.google.com/shopping/product/12765216344157077693?lsf=seller:1209243,store:3082447402064418929&prds=oid:11427002220419687816&q=yeti+tumbler&hl=en-us&ei=54i3V9uqEdTIjwPc3ZGQAQ&lsft=cm_mmc:PLA_Google_LIA%7C404_2315%7C8743650001%7Ce270646d-bfa7-4f69-845b-e0391f601669%7Cpla-138910467880&lsft=gclid:CIja86jEzs4CFQupaQodgmgM-g

I have found and done a comparison of this option
(http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160819/f116730fe3d0dc64e75009ee9c9d40f3.jpg)

 https://www.walmart.com/ip/Ozark-Trail-30-Ounce-Double-Wall-Vacuum-Sealed-Tumbler/49772708?wmlspartner=wlpa&selectedSellerId=0&adid=22222222228039148551&wl0=&wl1=g&wl2=m&wl3=80420307289&wl4=pla-177650479249&wl5=9029767&wl6=&wl7=1020531&wl8=&wl9=pla&wl10=8175035&wl11=online&wl12=49772708&wl13=&veh=sem
And I have two now, they hold ice for 12 plus hours and it's amazing 


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Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: Bigdave_185 on August 19, 2016, 10:18:10 PM
Oh and I polished one of those tonight (http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160820/d65730632e5eca855637ef798d811d51.jpg)


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Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: cudakidd53 on August 19, 2016, 10:36:02 PM
Ooooh, shiny!
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: Farmer Jon on August 20, 2016, 07:19:57 AM
Every time I look for one they are sold out.
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: kampfitt on August 20, 2016, 08:06:39 AM
Spent last 2 days moving younger son into his first house!  At least he rented a stair climber for the gun safe that thing worked great!! Mostly in, just a lot of boxes left to unpack, don't know how you can get so much crap in a 1 bed apartment!
Title: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: Bigdave_185 on August 20, 2016, 08:37:23 AM
Every time I look for one they are sold out.

Order it online and ship to you.

I also didn't go in to work at 4:30am for the first time in a month

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Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: KensAuto on August 20, 2016, 11:57:11 AM

Order it online and ship to you.

I also didn't go in to work at 4:30am for the first time in a month

Raising boys into RealMen!!

Hey, that post in the wrong thread!!!!! shame shame, everyone knows your name. haaha
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: Bigdave_185 on August 20, 2016, 12:21:33 PM
Now now. It was on purpose that I didn't go.  So I meant to do it. Instead of Don and the Square D project that he always means to work on but never does


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Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: KensAuto on August 20, 2016, 01:03:43 PM
LOL. Well, as long as you meant to....
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: TexasRedNeck on August 20, 2016, 01:24:02 PM
Up 05:00. Coffee. Unload oven for powder coating, change hitch on the bus. Take utility trailer full of junk to landfill. Stop by harbor freight and pick up abrasive blast cabinet and misc tools. Going to reorganize the shop and try to assemble the blast cabinet and get the oven working.


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Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: stlaser on August 20, 2016, 02:52:58 PM
Finished wiring the outlets inside the garage, also an exterior outlet for misc & the motion security light for out near the shed. Then went to breaker box wired that run in & realized I'm one space short of wiring up this 220v electric heater for my garage. Decided the air compressor is gunna share with the heater. Now to the HD to return couple items that are wrong & pickup more supplies.

Now with an extra space in my shop panel I think the shed is going to get a light & couple outlets too.......
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: KensAuto on August 20, 2016, 03:51:35 PM
Sandblasted and coated one ar15 and one ar10 lower, let tack, found flaws, tried to clean off Cerakote with thinner and failed, resandblasted, getting ready to try again.
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: stlaser on August 20, 2016, 06:21:01 PM
SOooooo, went to the HD & found an uber cool double pole breaker that that has a single 20 amp 120 on one side. The middle is a double pole 30 amp 220 followed up by another single 20 amp on that side so essentially 3 breakers in one. How cool, made things so simple......
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: JR on August 20, 2016, 06:58:51 PM
They used one like that on my solar system which solved the same issues.
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: stlaser on August 20, 2016, 07:03:20 PM
Basically I took back two breakers which paid for the triple double breaker setup. I am very happy, garage is completely wired now with the exception of attaching wire to heater once it's mounted. Should finish up insulation & hanging osb on the walls early this coming week.
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: cudakidd53 on August 20, 2016, 08:48:19 PM
Took family to see Darius Rucker - they serve Makers Mark Nate!
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: cudakidd53 on August 20, 2016, 08:53:51 PM
See Nate, posted picture so I'm sending a sip out West!  Just for you- ;D
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: BobbyB on August 20, 2016, 09:02:13 PM
Ran and bought an old cast iron kitchen warmer... Basically a small cast iron stove. Some old guy's dad bought it, used it, and then it sat in storage for 33 years, it does have some rust holes in the sheet metal, so my friend looked at it and said he can fix it or make a new body for it. So we shall see what happens. I can't remember the name on it but the company started making them in 1880/90s and went out of business in 1950s, was made in Milwaukee. Cool little burner, mom wants it for her 3 season room she wants the deck converted into.

No pics... sorry.
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: TexasRedNeck on August 20, 2016, 09:08:51 PM
SOooooo, went to the HD & found an uber cool double pole breaker that that has a single 20 amp 120 on one side. The middle is a double pole 30 amp 220 followed up by another single 20 amp on that side so essentially 3 breakers in one. How cool, made things so simple......

what brand?  that sounds cool
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: stlaser on August 20, 2016, 09:16:04 PM
Sq d home panels. I kept the sub panel the same as the main house panel for ease of breakers & swapping or changing etc....
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: KensAuto on August 20, 2016, 09:17:32 PM
I had to use those at the shop because it had a small panel and I needed more breakers. Very handy for sure.
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: TexasRedNeck on August 20, 2016, 09:47:17 PM
Got my shop rearranged and assembled the blast cabinet and shelf for the oven gotta run some electrical and should be good to go.

(http://a65.tinypic.com/30mojt1.jpg)


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Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: Bigdave_185 on August 20, 2016, 11:33:37 PM
So we are shipping parts to you next week then?


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Post by: TexasRedNeck on August 20, 2016, 11:41:44 PM
if it fits in the oven....
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Post by: stlaser on August 20, 2016, 11:53:04 PM
Nice!
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: TexasRedNeck on August 21, 2016, 09:32:26 AM
Well started blasting a cast iron skillet and the door might as well not be on it. Dust is puffing out. Door is bowed and seal is not tight. And for that matter the little light they have with it is worthless. Time for upgrades.

Some leds and new gasket are next as well as a second air line teed to the first so I can have a air nozzle to blow parts off and blow dust off the glass befor opening the door.


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Post by: cudakidd53 on August 21, 2016, 09:43:02 AM
I predict your pizza consumption will increase with an oven in the shop.... :)
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Post by: stlaser on August 21, 2016, 10:32:30 AM
Rofl....

Started with a 10.2 mile bike ride (my longest ride to date) working towards a 15 mile ride several times a week. Came home watered garden & washed off deck due to muddy dog. Made girls frozen fruit smoothies for breakfast. Then accompanied wife to main hospital to do her administrative rounding of newly admitted patients. No church today with her on call status.
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: CHEVSILVER1500 on August 21, 2016, 09:32:48 PM
Been awhile since posting as I've been so busy here lately with work as well as moving. Wife and I bought our first house a little less than a month ago. Been trying to get things situated and get settled and still have a long way to go. Also had to get the munchkin registered for school as she starts kindergarten. Man does time fly?!

For today it was finishing up making solar screens for the windows on the back of the house. (Well the windows I had material for.) That material can get expensive so I will have to wait until next paycheck to finish the rest of the windows.

Followed that up with taping off and starting the tedious and time consuming task of painting around the edges and windows in the garage. Painted the upstairs room a couple of days ago that is designated as my "man cave"/reloading room. Went with steel gray for the reloading room and garage. Will continue with the painting after dropping the kiddo off at school in the morning.

I know I know pics or it didn't happen...
Have to figure out how to post them using my phone as we do not have Internet service yet.

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Post by: stlaser on August 21, 2016, 09:44:55 PM
Been awhile since posting as I've been so busy here lately with work as well as moving. Wife and I bought our first house a little less than a month ago. Been trying to get things situated and get settled and still have a long way to go. Also had to get the munchkin registered for school as she starts kindergarten. Man does time fly?!

For today it was finishing up making solar screens for the windows on the back of the house. (Well the windows I had material for.) That material can get expensive so I will have to wait until next paycheck to finish the rest of the windows.

Followed that up with taping off and starting the tedious and time consuming task of painting around the edges and windows in the garage. Painted the upstairs room a couple of days ago that is designated as my "man cave"/reloading room. Went with steel gray for the reloading room and garage. Will continue with the painting after dropping the kiddo off at school in the morning.

I know I know pics or it didn't happen...
Have to figure out how to post them using my phone as we do not have Internet service yet.

Imgur has an app
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Post by: TexasRedNeck on August 21, 2016, 10:04:06 PM
Congrats on the first house!  Lots of fun!

Tinypic also has an app
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: CHEVSILVER1500 on August 21, 2016, 11:22:07 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/iiDu2RT.jpg)
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: Sammconn on August 21, 2016, 11:25:22 PM
Congrats on the new house. One big step in life for sure.
Given time and resources you will make it 'yours'.

Started the day off with a hike into the woods to look for a birch stand we seen on google earth.
About a mile round trip through some nasty thick bush on the way in. So thick it was not looking good other than heli-logging. Found a better way on the hike out. I'll say it was well worth the trip. Probably enough firewood there for my lifetime.

Then started picking away at the honey do list for the cabin.
Finished installing the laminate.
Finished trim on gazebo.
Cleaned and finally braced the chimney.
Cut up old wood for mama to burn in the pit.
Somewhere in there I went and caught four nice walleye.
Ribeye and fresh potatoes and carrots for dinner.
And I know I'm missing a couple other trivial items from the list.

Now that I write it down, I understand why I feel tired.
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: CHEVSILVER1500 on August 21, 2016, 11:25:56 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/iXhzjki.jpg)
(http://i.imgur.com/QvC6ySM.jpg)
(http://i.imgur.com/EujVpf0.jpg)
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Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: CHEVSILVER1500 on August 21, 2016, 11:27:42 PM
Shows the pics for me so I'm guessing I got it figured out.

Thanks for the heads up about the apps.
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: Sammconn on August 21, 2016, 11:31:56 PM
Yep, you're golden. I see them as well.
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: JR on August 22, 2016, 12:44:41 AM
Congrads on the house, now the fun and empty pockets come. First year is tuff, but pays off.

Bought s Senco F15 cordless finish nailer. Have a senco that uses cartridges and battery but got tired of fiddling with it.

Used my new Kolbat 10 inch table saw and 10 inch sliding miter, both work great.

Got the final door cut out for the stairs to the play area (mine) and a new room with 1/2 bath up there to follow.
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: Flyin6 on August 22, 2016, 09:02:18 AM
(http://i.imgur.com/iiDu2RT.jpg)
Very nice!
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: Flyin6 on August 22, 2016, 09:10:10 AM
I think I busted a rib!

Yesterday after church, well every Sunday, I train my security team at the church. I run a security ministry and we are definitely growing.

So a female was having difficulty snatching a pistol out of an assailant's hands. The other guy is a big muscular guy and Akihito ninja guy.

So I step in to help.

I lunge and grab the pistol then push the barrel up, while pulling the gun in toward me and dropping down. It's a move designed to get the gun while breaking the wrist or fingers. Well he came in fast, and lost his balance. I am really strong and can yank most guys off their feet. I must have because as I fell down as a part of the move he fell into me knee first which struck full force into my rib cage. It was a big hit and I really felt it. He even asked if I was OK. Well, I noticed it was hard to breath as the pain was really up there. But you know the deal...The leader does not show weakness. So I finished the training. 
But last night was hard, can't pull a full lung full of air but only because it hurts. I took an aspirin and called off farm work today. I'll take it easy. I already prayed over it, so I'll be fine, but it did slow me down for a day!
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: TexasRedNeck on August 22, 2016, 09:27:47 AM
Drove the oldest to her first day in 7th grade and then walked the younger to her first day in 5th grade.  Time flies.  7th grade is where all the drama starts. Drugs, bad influence friends etc.  I need to up my parenting game this year.
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: stlaser on August 22, 2016, 09:54:39 AM
Don, get feeling better. Getting old sucks.....

TRN, way to step it up. I agree whole heartedly in your assessment. I have several neighbor boys taking more interest in my girls than I care for currently. As such it has been interesting the psychology tactics I must use to allow them to:

A) to have them know I know they exist but am not dissuaded by their unrelenting presence, no matter how annoying they are.

B) always keep them on their toes by accusing them of things which I know they did not do but someone needs to take blame & as they say well useful idiots and all that.

C) make them understand that I have many tools to remove them from existence but keep said tools out of sight & them guessing as to how their end may come (think they call that opsec)
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: Flyin6 on August 22, 2016, 02:16:09 PM
Don, get feeling better. Getting old sucks.....

TRN, way to step it up. I agree whole heartedly in your assessment. I have several neighbor boys taking more interest in my girls than I care for currently. As such it has been interesting the psychology tactics I must use to allow them to:

A) to have them know I know they exist but am not dissuaded by their unrelenting presence, no matter how annoying they are.

B) always keep them on their toes by accusing them of things which I know they did not do but someone needs to take blame & as they say well useful idiots and all that.

C) make them understand that I have many tools to remove them from existence but keep said tools out of sight & them guessing as to how their end may come (think they call that opsec)
I'm OK
May be older but not slowing down much!
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: TexasRedNeck on August 22, 2016, 03:09:45 PM
Shawn, I have a backhoe, a bag of lime, and adjoin 18000 acres of national forest. 'Nuf said


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Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: KensAuto on August 22, 2016, 03:13:37 PM
Tex, for you or the kids? I wonder sometimes which would be easier. lol
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: JR on August 22, 2016, 03:13:59 PM
Sounds like you at least cracked one one or 2. Been there, done that but it takes time since it moves like you all the time.

My kids were all last week. Daughter started HS, 13 and is 5-8 and way to pretty for that age. She looks down at the wife and thinks she is an adult (didn't we all).

Framed out the doorway for the stairs, on the way for molding now. Want to open the ceiling and roof up this week for final framing so I can use it.

Need to sell blazer and smog 3 vehicles this week!! (flippin Kali)
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: stlaser on August 22, 2016, 04:52:22 PM
Shawn, I have a backhoe, a bag of lime, and adjoin 18000 acres of national forest. 'Nuf said


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I understand, I used to own the first two & quite a bit of land. Now I have to be creative!
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: JR on August 22, 2016, 05:18:32 PM
deep water is even better, just sayin,,,,,,,,,,,
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: TexasRedNeck on August 22, 2016, 08:14:22 PM
I hear pigs eat bones.....

And Kenneth it may be easier for them to use that on me...


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Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: cudakidd53 on August 22, 2016, 08:23:16 PM
I hear pigs eat bones.....BUT NOT THE TEETH

And Kenneth it may be easier for them to use that on me...


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Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: CHEVSILVER1500 on August 22, 2016, 09:46:45 PM
Got the painting of the garage completed today after dropping the kiddo off at kindergarten. Her mom was able to walk her to class as I had to wait with the truck as we didn't think we would be able to walk her in from the impression the folks gave at orientation friday. Wife said she took her lunchbox and walked in her class and never even looked back to see if she was still there. Hard watching them grow up but also one of the greatest things at the same time...
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(http://i.imgur.com/WnGoVBQ.jpg)
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Post by: stlaser on August 22, 2016, 10:46:41 PM
I hear pigs eat bones.....BUT NOT THE TEETH

And Kenneth it may be easier for them to use that on me...


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Feed grinder...... ;)
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: JR on August 23, 2016, 12:05:23 AM
Deep moving water in a weighted barrel with holes.
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: Bigdave_185 on August 23, 2016, 10:11:31 AM
My 17 year old showed up with a bikini the other day telling mom how they are having a pool party for school.   I want to send her in sweat pants and a hoodie


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Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: stlaser on August 23, 2016, 10:19:20 AM
it's a pool party this isn't a support black lives matter party.... ;D

Jokes aside, I feel your pain......
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: EL TATE on August 23, 2016, 11:35:19 AM
Sam took Sophie to downtown Seattle for an audition with Amazon's marketing department. you may see goldilocks on some of their media pretty soon. paying gig too, so we're opening up a trust for college. She's also headed to Kindergarten orientation/assessment today w/ big bro. but I get to take her myself next Thursday for 1st day. The wife sprained her ankle pretty badly at the river while camping last weekend, so I swept, vacuumed, mopped, cleaned all the nooks and crannies, made carne asada burritos with Spanish rice and fresh guac, disposed of two coronas and went to bed. This is the pic that caught Amazon's attention:
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Post by: BobbyB on August 23, 2016, 12:10:28 PM
Sam took Sophie to downtown Seattle for an audition with Amazon's marketing department. you may see goldilocks on some of their media pretty soon. paying gig too, so we're opening up a trust for college. She's also headed to Kindergarten orientation/assessment today w/ big bro. but I get to take her myself next Thursday for 1st day. The wife sprained her ankle pretty badly at the river while camping last weekend, so I swept, vacuumed, mopped, cleaned all the nooks and crannies, made carne asada burritos with Spanish rice and fresh guac, disposed of two coronas and went to bed. This is the pic that caught Amazon's attention:

That's pretty cool Tate.
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Post by: EL TATE on August 23, 2016, 12:41:03 PM
Thanks Bobby. We're trying not to get our hopes up, or talk about it much in front of her in case nothing happens, but we're pretty excited about it.
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Post by: stlaser on August 23, 2016, 12:43:35 PM
Pretty cool, keep her grounded as best you can.
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: EL TATE on August 23, 2016, 12:58:55 PM
We've turned down quite a few that didn't "feel" right, including a national ford commercial offer, (fly to L.A., etc during the school year, plus blue oval  ???), Z Nation recurring spot that was filming locally in Spokane, but 5 year old and Zombies, even comedic Zombies didn't sit well. Nope, we've been really picky, and she might have missed out on "THE" opportunity, but I'd rather she be good, real, and humble, than rich and famous.
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: cudakidd53 on August 23, 2016, 01:10:32 PM
Good for you Tate!  Keep that photo next to JR's post about "deep running water" and title it.........looking at the last boy who didn't head my fathers instructions!  ;)
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Post by: EL TATE on August 23, 2016, 01:28:31 PM
Good for you Tate!  Keep that photo next to JR's post about "deep running water" and title it.........looking at the last boy who didn't head my fathers instructions!  ;)

I love it!
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Post by: BobbyB on August 23, 2016, 03:38:55 PM
Good for you Tate!  Keep that photo next to JR's post about "deep running water" and title it.........looking at the last boy who didn't head my fathers instructions!  ;)

I believe that would be "heed" come on teacher!!!


 ;D
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: cudakidd53 on August 23, 2016, 04:21:08 PM
Good for you Tate!  Keep that photo next to JR's post about "deep running water" and title it.........looking at the last boy who didn't head my fathers instructions!  ;)

I believe that would be "heed" come on teacher!!!


 ;D

I DRAW PICTURES FOR A LIVING!  Besides, what do you think would be left in the barrel with holes, in fast running water........a HEED?  Nope, a HEAD! ;D
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: KensAuto on August 23, 2016, 04:55:53 PM
lol
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: JR on August 23, 2016, 04:58:38 PM
Posted Blazer on CL, lots of calls-text, still waiting for someone with $$$$.
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: wilsonphil on August 23, 2016, 05:21:07 PM
the most entertaining thing about Craig's list is all the oddball trades people offer, well its entertaining unless you are trying to sell things.  Craigs list brings out some weird people !!!!!
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Post by: stlaser on August 23, 2016, 05:26:23 PM
Posted Blazer on CL, lots of calls-text, still waiting for someone with $$$$.

quite a few offers for dates huh?
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: TexasRedNeck on August 23, 2016, 06:15:57 PM
Dave, that will be a battle.  It's tough to keep them under wraps but mine know it's one piece or they don't swim.

Tate very cool. We have friends who are chasing that dream hard and have separated the family with the mom and daughter in LA and dad and son in Houston. They've been at it for 3 years and nothing big has popped. I think they are wrong but I keep my mouth shut as long as they don't ask.


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Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: Sammconn on August 23, 2016, 07:12:26 PM
Well I'm glad I have a son...
I don't envy the torture that those of you with daughters go through.

Today after work spent some time sending bullets downrange.
Two weeks till the national competition, and I need to get back behind the trigger.
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: JR on August 23, 2016, 07:42:01 PM
Saw my LBZ has a pinion leak. one more thing,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,

I'm worried seeing my daughter in a bikini and now she is in HS
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: TexasRedNeck on August 23, 2016, 08:21:02 PM
Dropped my trailer at the wood lot to be filled up with firewood for a trip to a friends 12000 acre hunting lease this Thursday. Played illegal alien and mowed my yard. The school messed my oldest daughters schedule up and I had to threaten to go show up in person, to which the coordinator capitulated. Then opened a ups package to find my new all black mud flaps for the dually. (http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160824/84360bb24d2ef64fe55b7cae1da311b7.jpg)


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Post by: stlaser on August 23, 2016, 08:32:00 PM
Dropped my trailer at the wood lot to be filled up with firewood for a trip to a friends 12000 acre hunting lease this Thursday. Played illegal alien and mowed my yard. The school messed my oldest daughters schedule up and I had to threaten to go show up in person, to which the coordinator capitulated. Then opened a ups package to find my new all black mud flaps for the dually. (http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160824/84360bb24d2ef64fe55b7cae1da311b7.jpg)


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Red wasn't an option huh? ;D
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Post by: KensAuto on August 23, 2016, 08:37:34 PM
That's what I was going to type.
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: TexasRedNeck on August 23, 2016, 10:20:39 PM
Clowns
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: stlaser on August 23, 2016, 10:29:54 PM
Shoe fits.....
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: JR on August 23, 2016, 11:33:18 PM
Which bathroom?
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: KensAuto on August 24, 2016, 12:05:03 AM
Which bathroom?

Huh? you sleepwalking again? remember, no gassy foods before bed. :pokeJR
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: stlaser on August 24, 2016, 12:20:16 AM
Which bathroom?

Huh? you sleepwalking again? remember, no gassy foods before bed. :pokeJR

Ken, pssst he's from Cali. I hear they're all still real confused about which bathroom to use out there...... ;D
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: JR on August 24, 2016, 01:07:09 AM
Were not confused, the lawmakers are.



Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: TexasRedNeck on August 24, 2016, 05:42:08 AM
Feinstein, Boxer, Jerrry "moonbeam" Brown, 9th Circuit Court of Appeals...the list goes on...
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: cudakidd53 on August 24, 2016, 07:01:53 AM
My Grandfather always called it, "the land of fruits and nuts" for a reason......... ;D
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: TexasRedNeck on August 24, 2016, 09:05:06 AM
Changed out the mudflaps on the dually with a new set from go industries. Not thrilled with the bracket so will have to modify (http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160824/60f4f4c2d3e72f0885d4f5f2b6b833f7.jpg)


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Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: JR on August 24, 2016, 10:00:12 AM
Nice work, want to run over a senator or 2.
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: Bigdave_185 on August 24, 2016, 09:24:18 PM
My Grandfather always called it, "the land of fruits and nuts" for a reason......... ;D
Now that's funny right there


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Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: TexasRedNeck on August 24, 2016, 10:20:47 PM
I might JR, I might

Next up after work. Picked up a load of firewood in the trailer with the LB7. Don't like the butt sagging. It's down 1.5 below front and normally the back is 1 inch higher unloaded. Might have to get bags.

Started loading some gear as I'm heading to Freer Texas tomorrow for a long weekend and do some work on hunting lease and maybe get a few pot shots on some pigs. Gonna try a new weapon out.

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Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: TexasRedNeck on August 24, 2016, 10:21:19 PM
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Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: JR on August 24, 2016, 10:23:19 PM
Hope that is a 308 for the pigs (looks like it) the 556 will just piss them off.
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: Sammconn on August 24, 2016, 10:24:54 PM
I think you could have put the firewood all in the bus.
However comma, the trailer is a much nicer height to work with.

Looks like a party, bonfire and pig roast.
And what JR said.
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: cudakidd53 on August 24, 2016, 10:38:22 PM
I might JR, I might

Next up after work. Picked up a load of firewood in the trailer with the LB7. Don't like the butt sagging. It's down 1.5 below front and normally the back is 1 inch higher unloaded. Might have to get bags.

Started loading some gear as I'm heading to Freer Texas tomorrow for a long weekend and do some work on hunting lease and maybe get a few pot shots on some pigs. Gonna try a new weapon out.

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Some specs on your new toy?  Night force optics and probably .308 is what I can make out......
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: KensAuto on August 24, 2016, 11:14:11 PM
 Makes me want to throw my new Vortex in the trash (that just showed up today) :(
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: stlaser on August 24, 2016, 11:32:37 PM
Makes me want to throw my new Vortex in the trash (that just showed up today) :(

I think that's called buyers remorse, possibly the same feeling you'll have on Nov 9 if your gf gets the crown..... ???
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: BobbyB on August 25, 2016, 03:13:31 AM
Makes me want to throw my new Vortex in the trash (that just showed up today) :(

Don't do that.
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: TexasRedNeck on August 25, 2016, 07:42:05 AM
Vortex makes some good stuff that's not new but it'll be the first
Time I'll shoot it in anger. Armalite lower Noveske upper nightforce F1 and a Harris bipod. Trigger is junk though


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Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: JR on August 25, 2016, 02:44:18 PM
Sold the Blazer for asking price  ;D
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: EL TATE on August 25, 2016, 04:30:09 PM
Heyoooo!
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: Flyin6 on August 25, 2016, 05:59:49 PM
Kool!
Title: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: Bigdave_185 on August 26, 2016, 04:23:52 PM
Situation and what would you guys do.     

Neighbor two doors away, single mom, multiple males in and out all the time, 10 yr old son( she has a few other kids) spray painted a number of homes around his own house (not mine) the neighbor in the middle asked me for advise.  I told her call the police as it's vandalism and should be reported.  That all happens kid not arrested or anything.    But.... The mother of the boy is upset because the cops got involved.   

My thinking is... If the boy commits a crime he need reported, it's not the first offense of this time and I have called personally for other things regarding the family.

What do you think? To hard on the misguided young lad? Mom need to pay more attention to her kids?


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Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: stlaser on August 26, 2016, 04:44:18 PM
No harm done calling the cops.
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: cudakidd53 on August 26, 2016, 05:30:20 PM
NOT too hard AND all neighbors should band together and demand restitution- financial OR kid removes every mark by hand and apologizes to every family member in each property defaced - face to face!

Lack of public condemnation and demand for restitution and restoration is what got this country where we're currently at!
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: JR on August 26, 2016, 05:44:27 PM
Yep, jump on it fast. Since your house is not involved, be the mediator.

Go to her and ask the kid to make it right. Do yards and such as he may not really be able to restore things.

Remind her and him, since the cops were involved, it is now on paper with a trail.

Did he get a ticket? Rarely do minors go to juvy unless there is a threat to others.
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: Nate on August 26, 2016, 07:01:23 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z7PS3SJ8iis
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: JR on August 27, 2016, 02:16:15 AM
Actually, I handled something like that many years ago. Told the parent good job.
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: Bigdave_185 on August 27, 2016, 02:50:26 PM
What seems to be happening is he cleaned it off.  I went and looked this morning. It's looks good.


Camp this weekend was just as terrible with the scouts.   I am getting to the point where boys don't care.  It's party time away from the parents and parents don't believe in discipline in the home and as a scout leader I have no say other then they can go home and not participate


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Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: BobbyB on August 27, 2016, 05:01:44 PM
Ran some errands with my parents then we hit up a burger place, afterwards I started ripping out flooring in their basement. Yay flooded basement.
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: Bigdave_185 on August 27, 2016, 05:09:20 PM
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South willow fork canyon


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Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: Flyin6 on August 27, 2016, 09:33:04 PM
I burned up in a hot dusty Kentucky field!
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: kampfitt on August 29, 2016, 09:24:19 AM
Son was home for a wedding this weekend and brought his new 6 mm br rifle to shoot!
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6mm bench rest round. 105 Grain 30 grains H4895
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100 yrd target

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Put the steel out at 505yds. couple shots to get the right dope then this!
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After 20 rounds He's calling head shots!
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Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: Nate on August 29, 2016, 10:00:13 AM
nice
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: KensAuto on August 29, 2016, 10:18:28 AM
Very nice indeed
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: Farmer Jon on August 29, 2016, 09:16:49 PM
Had a very productive day for a Monday. Put a new voltage regulator in the wife's 4 wheeler, got the corn head and combine checked out and all ready to go. Put a new antenna in the Peterbuilt. Got tired of losing my channel every time I go over a hill. AND got a spot leveled out for the new chicken coop. Harrowed and grass planted. I was about to set up a sprinkler when my brother stopped over and said it gonna rain. So I didn't. An hour later it's raining.

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Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: stlaser on August 29, 2016, 11:07:40 PM
Rain, what a nice blessing
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: TexasRedNeck on August 29, 2016, 11:37:09 PM
sorry guys, catching up after a long long 4 days of working sun up to sun down in the  blazing texas heat on a friends hunting lease.

See if I can catch up.

JR, congrats on selling the blazer
Dave, right call.
Nate, good humor.
Bobby, sorry about the basement
Don, hope you didnt mean literally, but with a tractor.
Kamp - 105 grains???  MOAR POWER!  wow. whats the muzzel velocity on that thing? oops my bad, That was the projectile.  Still QuickLoad says over 2900fps with that load and a 24 inch barrel.  Very nice.  What's the BC of the projectile?  How much dope to get to 500?
Jon, busy day.  Brother could be a weather man...

So, while at the hunting lease: drove a buddies F350 KingRanch to town with a tandem dual axle gooseneck and picked up 12,500 lbs of corn/milo.  I have to say, I'm impressed with the Furd.  Stopped and got a tire for his utility trailer that blew a tread right in front of me in the convoy on the way down...

loaded pallets individually in the back of the LB7 and followed him out to each of the 12 feeders. 600 lb capacity feeders, or 12 bags up the ladder for each feeder.  The lease is 40 miles from the border of Mexico and is 9 square miles of bad trails and eroded rock roads and no roads.  New tires held up well.  I can say the Nitto Terra Grapplers did better in the mud than I expected.  Truck was filthy and covered in mud by the time I left.  I guess its no longer a mall crawler.

We put pallet forks on the 95hp M series Kubota and loaded left overs into the shipping container after I repaired the bearing on the pallet jack. 

We moved 3 feeders and stands and then had to use a manual post hole digger to anchor the safety cable in concrete.  (side note: you have a 95hp tractor and 18ft wide bat wing mower and you don't have a post hole auger????)

Trimmed limbs off mequite and weesatch (think armored bush with 2 inch thorns) along several miles of trails so people in the upper deck of the hunting rigs don't get whacked (or people in city trucks don't get scratches on their paint)

Mowed the shooting lanes and sides of some trails with this rediculous mower (did I mentioned its 18 ft wide and mows over small forrests in a single path??)

Fixed wires on the hunting rigs that the mice chewed up. Painted the fence around the bunk house (red of course), Painted the conex container green instead of the ugly orange.  Installed a dishwasher in the main house and relocated one of the fridges.  Hauled in a 900 lb gun safe.  Unloaded and stacked 2 cords of split wood.

Found time to target practice on some monster sized jack rabbits (like 25 lb rabbits)  AR-10 makes a pink mist of them.  Corned a road and waited for pigs but they never showed.  Saw them the day before but our shooting lane got run over by the other hunting truck and they ran off.

Drank copious amounts of budwieser, gatorade, water, and whiskey.  Arms are burnt but head is ok.  They made fun of my big farmer hat but with a high and tight cut I had to have something to protect the face and head.

We ate well.  My buddy is quite the host.  Massive home made fried shrimp. Home made lasagna and camp fire NY strips.  Blueberry pancakes and sausage and fried eggs and bacon.

Pics to follow.
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: TexasRedNeck on August 29, 2016, 11:40:55 PM
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sunset heading back to camp

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Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: TexasRedNeck on August 29, 2016, 11:41:26 PM
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watched this cloud roll in from 30 miles away.  Lighting show inside the cloud for nearly an hour.
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Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: Farmer Jon on August 30, 2016, 06:50:34 AM
Too bad you couldent but corn in bulk boxes and use a seed tender to fill the feeders. That would save a lot of work.

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Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: Bear9350 on August 30, 2016, 08:29:18 AM
Got the house appraised yesterday afternoon.  In a week or so I should find out what all the time and work I've put in the last year is worth.  Praying it comes back where the wife and I think it should.

Time to relax a little this week and enjoy some time with my daughter.  My wife gave birth to our little girl last week.  Both her and my wife were doing great so I took them home from the hospital a day early last week.  Both my wife and I actually felt that it was going to be a boy (we didn't find out) but God decided to bless us with a little girl instead.
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: Flyin6 on August 30, 2016, 08:30:52 AM
Red Neck, That's a lot of work Kon-Grad-you-lat-untions!

I'm inspired...Off to the farm!
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: Flyin6 on August 30, 2016, 08:32:35 AM
Got the house appraised yesterday afternoon.  In a week or so I should find out what all the time and work I've put in the last year is worth.  Praying it comes back where the wife and I think it should.

Time to relax a little this week and enjoy some time with my daughter.  My wife gave birth to our little girl last week.  Both her and my wife were doing great so I took them home from the hospital a day early last week.  Both my wife and I actually felt that it was going to be a boy (we didn't find out) but God decided to bless us with a little girl instead.
Congradulations my friend!

A baby girl...so special!

And I can say from experience (times 3) that you won't show any favoritism to them over boys...Naw, not at all!
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: Bear9350 on August 30, 2016, 08:50:54 AM
Thanks.  This is the first for my wife and I and also the first grand child for both my parents and my in-laws.  So needless to say she will be a very spoiled little girl.
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: BobbyB on August 30, 2016, 09:16:19 AM
Thanks.  This is the first for my wife and I and also the first grand child for both my parents and my in-laws.  So needless to say she will be a very spoiled little girl.

Congrats to you and the Missus.
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: JR on August 30, 2016, 02:28:09 PM
Congrads on the little one. Girl or boy they are a blessing.

TRN, you have been busy.
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: EL TATE on August 30, 2016, 03:39:51 PM
Dang, I was wondering how much wood Chuck could chuck, and turns out it's a fair amount! Beautiful countryside there, and yeah, monster mower but no auger... Congrats Bear, welcome to the club!
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: Farmer Jon on August 30, 2016, 03:57:04 PM
Got the house appraised yesterday afternoon.  In a week or so I should find out what all the time and work I've put in the last year is worth.  Praying it comes back where the wife and I think it should.

Time to relax a little this week and enjoy some time with my daughter.  My wife gave birth to our little girl last week.  Both her and my wife were doing great so I took them home from the hospital a day early last week.  Both my wife and I actually felt that it was going to be a boy (we didn't find out) but God decided to bless us with a little girl instead.
If it is worth more don't that raise your taxes? I know a couple people that kinda keep the place looking shabby on the outside but it's really nice inside. Once a year the county assessors come around and take pictures of everyone place. I'm a personal friend of one of the ladys that work in the office. Seems like taxes go up no matter what.

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Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: JR on August 30, 2016, 04:42:49 PM
Thats why we did prop 13 here in cali. Can only go up 1.5% a year unless sold or you add on, then just the add one is added on.
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: Nate on August 30, 2016, 05:36:07 PM
Got the house appraised yesterday afternoon.  In a week or so I should find out what all the time and work I've put in the last year is worth.  Praying it comes back where the wife and I think it should.

Time to relax a little this week and enjoy some time with my daughter.  My wife gave birth to our little girl last week.  Both her and my wife were doing great so I took them home from the hospital a day early last week.  Both my wife and I actually felt that it was going to be a boy (we didn't find out) but God decided to bless us with a little girl instead.
If it is worth more don't that raise your taxes? I know a couple people that kinda keep the place looking shabby on the outside but it's really nice inside. Once a year the county assessors come around and take pictures of everyone place. I'm a personal friend of one of the ladys that work in the office. Seems like taxes go up no matter what.

but when you do a refinance or whatever thru the bank, they come and take pictures of everything inside and out.
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: stlaser on August 30, 2016, 06:03:37 PM
Never had interior pictures taken by my bank or mortgage lender. They were always exterior......
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: Nate on August 30, 2016, 07:32:01 PM
it may be different from place to place.  I know when my landlord refinanced the house that I was renting, somebody from their bank came and took all kinds of pics inside and out.........??
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: stlaser on August 30, 2016, 07:38:26 PM
My guess is commercial versus residential, similar to our steels shops.....
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: TexasRedNeck on August 30, 2016, 07:50:20 PM
Bear congrats. Children are a gift from the Lord


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Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: TexasRedNeck on August 30, 2016, 07:58:39 PM
Went to work. Nothing exciting except I have a bite on my Toyo tires for $900 that I'm selling.  Also these little snake asprin were in the mail.

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Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: cudakidd53 on August 30, 2016, 08:13:47 PM
Congrats Bear!  Enjoy her, and every child you're blessed with each and every day - it FLYS by!

My oldest gets Married next month......I said I'd pay for the Bar bill....oops!  My youngest (11) is the flower girl so at least I know SHE won't be adding to the tab!

TRN - WOW that's a bunch of work!  I wish I could find those snake loads in .45 ACP!
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: TexasRedNeck on August 30, 2016, 08:19:44 PM
Mike, I never thought they would feed in a semi auto. Guy down at the ranch killed a road runner with one from a S&W M&P .40 but he said that they don't feed reliably.  That's why I have 3 wheel guns.

They do make them in .45acp mfg number CCI 3745

You'll have to scour the interwebs a bit to find them in stock
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: KensAuto on August 30, 2016, 09:53:30 PM
So, he used snake shot to kill something that eats snakes.  :o
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: Bigdave_185 on August 30, 2016, 11:58:33 PM
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Since then turd little scouts pissed me off this past weekend I decided to walk them straight up a mountain to see virtually nothing.    I enjoyed the view and they ate my dust all the way up and down the hill


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Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: TexasRedNeck on August 31, 2016, 12:03:06 AM
So, he used snake shot to kill something that eats snakes.  :o

Ahhh, but more importantly they eat quail eggs and we can't have that.

The blue indigo snakes eat rattlesnakes. We let them live.


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Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: Farmer Jon on August 31, 2016, 07:31:48 AM
My tuesday was not near as good as my monday. Getting the camper ready to go for the weekend. I have a 93 Jayco. The former owners took out the RV fridge and put in a dorm fridge. This past summer it got really hot. It was still vented to the outside. Not good when its 100 degrees out. I pulled the fridge out and the sides were so hot I hardly hang on to it. This is my solution. I sealed the vents to the outside and I cut vents in the wall. So through natural convection it will pull in cool air from inside.
I did all this work then plugged it in. The fridge just buzzed. Its shot. No problem. I have a spare dorm fridge in the basement for beer. I haul it out to the camper. Its 1 1/2 inches too tall.
So now im really irritated. Lets just go to Lowes or Menards or wally world and get a new one......All the new ones are 1 1/2 inch taller. Well if I have to make the hole bigger Im going to make it way bigger. I got one tall skinny one 4 1/2 ft tall. I have to have the camper in our spot by tonight. Its going to be a busy day. To top it off i found a leak in the roof.
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: Sammconn on August 31, 2016, 07:44:13 AM
Bear, congrats on the new addition!
Charles you've been busy looks like a good time.

Been busy dealing with hard cider. Racked it last night, pretty tasty.
Packing for my trip to Ottawa, two weeks of good shooting, good times, and good friends.

Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: swbhobie16 on August 31, 2016, 08:16:15 PM
put the ol girl to work today

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Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: Sammconn on September 01, 2016, 07:57:44 AM
^^Thats a good load of sticks!
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: Flyin6 on September 01, 2016, 08:43:46 PM
A truck that old still working!

How cool is that!
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: KensAuto on September 01, 2016, 10:51:45 PM
^^^^I won't say it. Nope....just won't do it...
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: stlaser on September 02, 2016, 05:20:17 AM
^^^^I won't say it. Nope....just won't do it...

rolling parts bin counts as work too!
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: Flyin6 on September 02, 2016, 09:21:21 AM
Cruel!

Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: JR on September 02, 2016, 10:14:55 AM
^^^^I won't say it. Nope....just won't do it...

Are we all thinking the same thing????????????
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: KensAuto on September 02, 2016, 11:48:15 AM
Built a 556 and it's amazing how much easier it is to do when you get an upper that's actually in spec.
Had to drill out a "fire" position (made it large on purpose), and filled with red paint:

(http://i.imgur.com/3dqys7s.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/mBoFhr1.jpg)

...different options:

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...final version with gunfighter keymod forward grips:

(http://i.imgur.com/7MmiEBG.jpg)
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: Sammconn on September 02, 2016, 02:17:54 PM
^^^^I won't say it. Nope....just won't do it...
Too funny. I deleted what I had started.

On another note, crossed a bunch of twos today.

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Title: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: Bigdave_185 on September 03, 2016, 01:44:02 PM
Started bottling some peaches to keep In the house.  The boys sure like them. (http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160903/4697d07a93a0f33608ccc3ac74afa4a3.jpg)


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Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: Sammconn on September 03, 2016, 02:55:18 PM
Well time and miles are against me apparently.
Noticed a funny belt squeal driving in the city with windows down.
So, since I've got 222k miles on original everything under the hood, I picked up parts.
I have changed idler and tensioner once, but have them again, belt and alternator.

I hope to make it home where the power steering pump is, and only tear into this once.
But being a random, non discernible intermittent squeal, I'll take my chance and let fate get me home or have the culprit self identify. Lol.

I can fix what I know is broke, and have tools a plenty with me, so no biggie if it packs in on the road.
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: KensAuto on September 03, 2016, 03:56:01 PM
Good luck Sam.
You should be able to go quite a ways even if the belt breaks.
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: Sammconn on September 03, 2016, 05:50:27 PM
Well turns out it was front ujoint. I knew the noise was at the front, then after leaving the parts store it made the squeak for the first time in two days decelerating... Found a good spot and checked, yup toast. So in any case I'm ready for the alternator to crap out now.  8)

I gotta say though, it was like the alternator bearings were getting sluggish enough to squeal the belt for a few seconds then clear up. When I caught it slowing down I new right then it was a ujoint. Oh well, 222k on factory stuff I'm on borrowed time as I see it.

Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: stlaser on September 03, 2016, 06:34:59 PM
18 miles on my bicycle this morning first thing, hung couple more 4' led light fixtures (for on sale at Costco $23 ea these things are great) in garage along with some more wall mounted shelving which in turn allowed me to clear the work bench. Installed battery maintainer leads on the wr450f. Then modded my carry pistol g22 with extended slide release & 3.5# connector. Gave it & wifes g43 a good cleaning then as well. Now I'm rewatching the breaking bad series..... ;D
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: KensAuto on September 03, 2016, 07:51:37 PM
How's the jeep motor coming along?

ps would you run that 308 ammo you posted? I'm thinking about jumping on that deal.
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: stlaser on September 03, 2016, 09:06:48 PM
Jeep motor is taking forever...... 3 weeks behind currently.  ::)

I am running that ammo, works fine in my custom psl & ar-10's. Read the reviews & for the price it's hard to beat.

I have an older solid 700 in 30.06, been contemplating getting rid of it although it's a lefty so harder to move & I have a decent stock of food for it. Kinda on the fence, it would be nice if it was a 308 that way I would be more consolidated. On the other hand every hardware store in America stocks 30.06 along with most older white males..... ;)
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: BobbyB on September 03, 2016, 09:23:41 PM
Ran around with dad and checked out some rummage sales. Bought an E-Tool, but the cool one with the wood handle and the head only pivots 90*, a mess kit and a 10" cast iron skillet. Went back to parents place, played with Bear, ate dinner and watched the Badger/LSU game.
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: KensAuto on September 03, 2016, 11:03:49 PM
There's a reason a bunch of old guys have a 30 ott 6...they work. That being said, I have an auto in the safe that I've never fired. lol

Bobby, e-tool? is that a GI shovel?
Title: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: TexasRedNeck on September 03, 2016, 11:13:48 PM
Long day. Up at 5. Pork butt on the smoker. Ribs later. Went to lowes, SAMs and a small engine repair. Yesterday the mower deck spindle disintegrated and I needed to change the blades. Went to Home Depot for a 220 50 amp outlet. Came home with dishwasher pods, dish soap, hand soap refill, scotch brite pads, 15 amp breaker, 6 pk of LED can retro fits, homer bucket. Went to SAMs looking for water filter. Not there. Wound up with BBQ sauce and some camo shorts. Drove another 20 miles to get the mower deck spindle. Replaced the mower deck spindle and finished mowing. Cut up some downed elm trees and piled them around some stumps to burn them to the ground. Gotta weed eat tomorrow and start some wiring in the shop.  About a mile away neighbors having a family reunion and playing some REALLY loud music. Drove over on the tractor and gave them a rack of ribs to make nice. Family reunion. Music lower now.  All good


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Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: Bigdave_185 on September 04, 2016, 09:35:39 AM
Sounds like everyone is off to a good start this weekend, yard sales, truck repairs, gun cleaning, smoking of assorted meats.   Good sabbath day morning to all!


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Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: BobbyB on September 04, 2016, 03:54:14 PM
Bobby, e-tool? is that a GI shovel?

This basically.

http://www.armynavyusa.com/Folding-Shovel-p/RTC-50.htm?gclid=CMvj2c6-9s4CFZKHaQodDLkHOA
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: stlaser on September 04, 2016, 05:55:26 PM
World ended bright & early this morning as my girls were all grounded from electronics for eating breakfast in the living room.  ::)

Then moved on to plumbing up bulk propane tank to shed & gen set (so it is officially hooked up) so that supplier will come fill tank. Filled oil into new gen set & added el cheapo hour meter to it. Got it fired up & it's now gtg. May add a slightly longer hose to the genset so I have a little more flexibility moving it around inside shed. Want to add full synthetic oil to it but don't feel waiting until full 30 hour break in to do so. Thinking maybe run it half dozen times for an hour this coming week then swap to the better oil going forward. Need to research home transfer switch too, I always went the not so legal route in the past in a temporary situation.

Hung another outside led motion security light over new rear deck & wired it into shop wiring. Still need to add an exterior water tight switch so we can disable it outside if we're on rear deck & don't want it lit up.

Then to garage & did some more misc organizational stuff which included hanging & wiring my electric heater for the garage. Now I'm relaxing out on the porch with a cold beverage.
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Post by: BobbyB on September 04, 2016, 07:48:34 PM
Helped the parents with some landscaping in their yard which meant running back and forth to the composted dirt pile by the village recycling point, grilled out then came back to my apartment.
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Post by: TexasRedNeck on September 04, 2016, 09:54:30 PM
Did bible study about Paul and his justification before God and the lack of spiritual growth from the new churches. Downed a few small trees and pressure washed the porches and outside of the house. Treated for termites, sprayed demon WP for the scorpions and such. Used the weed burner on the front gravel path. Pressure washed the outside furniture and table and my old set of Toyo 37s as I'm ready to sell. Fed the fish in the pond. Burned a huge pile of limbs that made a monster bonfire.


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Post by: Flyin6 on September 05, 2016, 10:52:33 AM
Church,
Got to server which is always good
Lunch with a buddy's family, he was a special boat guy on a SEAL team
Then to Son's football game...We won, he got three sacs!
Then rode the bike, she took the GJ over to a church picnic and apple pie bake-off
Then fireworks...I got to set them off
Almost got blowed up!
Went to sleep, was a good day
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Post by: Wilbur on September 05, 2016, 03:48:59 PM
Year work then getting ready for a week long trip. I'll be on the coast of CT for the first 2 days so well see how the hurricane treats me. I am glad this is a trip I can drive as I can bring other preps that I can't when I fly. ;)
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Post by: Bear9350 on September 05, 2016, 07:06:40 PM
Bought the wife a M&P Shield today.  Hopefully we have time to put some rounds through it this week some time.
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Post by: Flyin6 on September 05, 2016, 07:28:57 PM
Cool

SSC

(Single Stack Crew)
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Post by: Bear9350 on September 05, 2016, 09:21:01 PM
The wife had small hands.  My G23 never felt good and was too big.  It was between the shield and a G43.  She said they both felt good.  Just so happened I noticed the shield on sale today so we picked it up.  The wife wanted to be the one to do the paper work so it would be her official first gun.  Unfortunately the little girl got hungry at that point so I took care of it.

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Post by: JR on September 05, 2016, 09:22:10 PM
Love my MP.

Sold the not needed protool die.

Started a treehouse for boys.
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Post by: TexasRedNeck on September 05, 2016, 09:42:38 PM
Modded the harbor freight blast cabinet. Out with the wimpy 2 candle power flourescent and in with 2 60 watt halogen. (http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160906/6693d0a940bb7ae3321dab55dc7192cd.jpg)
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Used metal single gang boxes and metal outdoor flood light receptacles. Drilled through each corner and inserted the receptacle and righted the retaining nut. Used old 12/2 extension cord and wired a switched duplex and the light on the right and the switch in the left with the grounded plug coming out of the left.

Also rummaged through the plumbing and electrical isle for about an hour coming up with the right combination to get from about a 3 3/8 opening in the back to a 1 1/4 hose barb and made a water filter bucket with a small shop vac. 

The whole set up works much mo betta!  Also replaced the foam seal on the door with a thicker variety.

My first project was to blast an old Lodge cast iron skillet.

Also added a beer fridge to the shop. Seems to go well underneath the powder coating oven.

Next up will be bending conduit to run 220 and 110 over to that corner of the shop.

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Post by: TexasRedNeck on September 05, 2016, 09:43:20 PM
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Post by: Bigdave_185 on September 05, 2016, 09:58:23 PM
Bought the exact same vac for the house, figure it's nice to suck up baby throwup out of my carpet then to dig out the big carpet scrubber. 


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Post by: JR on September 05, 2016, 10:46:11 PM
Like the vacuum and light setup. I have the 12v whatever with a bag on the exhaust. I have a spare little vac that would work nice!
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Post by: Bigdave_185 on September 05, 2016, 11:47:25 PM
Tex how does this water filter work? What you got going on there pal


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Post by: JR on September 06, 2016, 10:51:58 AM
Oldest boy busted his thumb last week and in a splint. Back to ortho today to see what ups but he is swelled up good this morning.

About 20 things to do this AM but changed out the #6 glow plug last night, added a SS fuel bleed and pulled the blocker plate. That thing does it job, but kali doesn' like em.
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Post by: Bigdave_185 on September 06, 2016, 04:00:29 PM
No more lifting the Moto trailer giving me hernias

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Post by: TexasRedNeck on September 06, 2016, 08:18:57 PM
Tex how does this water filter work? What you got going on there pal


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There is a baffled port in the back of the cabinet. That leads to the sealed bucket with a extension tube that exits just above the water level, which is only about 2 inches deep. The suction of the vacuum attaches to the top of the bucket with no extension.

The fine particles exit close to the water and get trapped  on the surface.

Just a few minutes of running it and the water was nearly black.


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Post by: Bigdave_185 on September 06, 2016, 10:47:00 PM
Take some inside photos good sir,   Wondering if I can adapt this to my bunch grinder/polishing wheel to keep dust down


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Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: Farmer Jon on September 11, 2016, 04:48:42 PM
Yesterday we buried a good friends mother. It was a nice service. She was a good woman. So a couple days before the funeral he calls me and said he needs me to be a pol barrer. No problem. I'm honored. Oh by the way he's says we are having a party at your house after. Well ok. He said I need to get up there with you guys and get away from the fakes that keep calling and visiting. We have a very small circle of friends so 5 of us and our wives sat around reminising and having a few drinks. Everyone stayed at our place over night. Wife made eggs and bacon. It was fun reminded me of old times when we we're bachlors and did this every weekend.

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Post by: cruizng on September 14, 2016, 09:08:04 PM
Well fall has fallen here in MN. Driving into work this morning.

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Post by: JR on September 14, 2016, 09:16:47 PM
Heck, thats not that bad in MN. (many years there)

This was the other day just outside Sac., not in the desert.
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Post by: KensAuto on September 14, 2016, 10:50:17 PM
39*? WTH it's still summer out here!
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Post by: TexasRedNeck on September 14, 2016, 11:06:38 PM
39 could be our annual low temp here in Houston
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Post by: JR on September 14, 2016, 11:56:24 PM
We get below freezing here sometimes, but I bet you get hotter in Tx, a lot!!
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Post by: Higher Caliber on September 15, 2016, 12:26:16 AM
Bought a new truck! Found this rig for cheap! Going to be my daughters first truck. The consensus amongst the "experts" who were selling it was the trans had crap the bed, but knowing these trucks like I do and the way it drove, I wasn't believing it. (Just shifting erratic and hard... tire chirping hard) CEL on... Had it in my mind, throttle position sensor, so first stop was o Reilly and a $49 part later and the transmission magically came back to life and shifts dreamy like!

So pics-
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I noticed the radiator had a split in it, so picked up a new one of those too before it exploded at the least opportune moment.

Then took it for a good detailing. Even after buying parts I'm still under 2k in to it...

98 Chevy 1500 2wd 146k miles 350 automatic... May just keep it for myself!


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Post by: BobbyB on September 15, 2016, 02:47:12 AM
Nice truck HC.
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Post by: cudakidd53 on September 15, 2016, 07:04:49 AM
Great deal HC- she ought to love it!
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Post by: TexasRedNeck on September 15, 2016, 07:36:00 AM
Cream puff!  Nice pick up


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Post by: cruizng on September 15, 2016, 07:49:52 AM
39 could be our annual low temp here in Houston

Yep. I have lived in Los Angeles and Dallas for years. Year round it went from Summer to Kinda Summer with a spot of cold every once in a while. Not bad sitting by the pool in shorts on Christmas. I do like the seasons up here though. Just not winter. Fall is great because it starts to kill off the state bird... Skeeters.  ;D
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Post by: JR on September 15, 2016, 09:53:51 AM
Very nice, same color as my old burb!
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Post by: Flyin6 on September 15, 2016, 10:10:43 AM
2WD?

Thought you'd have her "transfer case savvy." ;)
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Post by: Atkinsmatt on September 15, 2016, 10:22:04 AM
Great first ride.  I would have killed for one like that from dad.
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Post by: JR on September 15, 2016, 10:48:24 AM
I had to buy my own first ride.
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Post by: Bob/OlallaWa on September 15, 2016, 10:56:34 AM
Nice find, should work good for you, I mean her.
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Post by: Dawg25385 on September 15, 2016, 01:05:30 PM
Solid pickup Blaine and good intuition with the sensor!


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Post by: EL TATE on September 15, 2016, 03:21:07 PM
We collaborated on a build for Uncle Ted through Tough Country Suspension. We provided Gears and Hardcore hubs and chromoly axles  via a Yukon spin free conversion kit

http://toughcountry.com/ted-nugent-nuge-ram-project/
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Post by: Wilbur on September 15, 2016, 03:33:15 PM
We collaborated on a build for Uncle Ted through Tough Country Suspension. We provided Gears and Hardcore hubs and chromoly axles  via a Yukon spin free conversion kit

Very cool. Gotta love Uncle Ted's passion! He's living life on his terms which is awesome. Looks like a beast of a truck.

Funny story- the very first concert I ever went to was Ted at the old Boston Garden. A friend of mine in school got tickets from Ted's producer for about 6 or 7 of us so we went.....6th row. We were told afterwards to go to this little restaurant in Boston....we didn't know why but we went. Ted and the opening act (Mahogany Rush) were there. I think there were maybe 15 or 20 people there in all including us. Was a pretty cool way to meet him. Of course every concert after that I ever went to kind of sucked....."What do you mean we don't get to hang out with the band?" haha.
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Post by: Higher Caliber on September 15, 2016, 04:42:39 PM
I had to buy my own first ride.


Me too... Maybe I'm crazy but we have 9 kids and I look at it as a tool. Now she has to help transport kids around.

Last Tuesday we were split in to three different states playing volleyball, football practice, FFA, and quiz bowl. My wife and I both have over full time jobs and the oldest is dual enrolled in HS and college courses. The second oldest is dual enrolled in high school and getting his welding cert at the tech center...

Until I can get Scotty to beam the little insurgents to and from, Emma is going to have to pitch in and help! LOL
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Post by: stlaser on September 15, 2016, 06:43:31 PM
Argue with propane dealer (they didn't approve of my plumbing ::) ) then loaded the 120 gallon tank on trailer & hauled it to another dealer who re certified it for 5 more years $10 fee & topped it off with propane. Hauled it home unloaded & then took trailer to buy base gravel for short retaining wall I'm building.
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Post by: JR on September 15, 2016, 06:57:43 PM
We opted for not getting into traveling volleyball. My daughter loves it and plays in the city league, but we hear how it runs your life. At 13 she is 5-8 and a darn good player.

Almost need the driving help with 3 kids in 2 schools, Scouts, Volleyball, Crosscountry and Basketball. Wife is gone from 0530 until almost 1700 when she picks up our daughter.


Oh, I did seal some rust on the burb, sand some of the roof and prime and on the way out to plug the antenna holes in the side. This is while the boys do their homework.
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Post by: Dawg25385 on September 16, 2016, 12:17:47 AM
Picked up a lead sled used. Good deal at 110 for the DFT
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Post by: cudakidd53 on September 16, 2016, 07:32:33 AM
Packing up and heading to Detroit for my Daughters wedding........sure are proud of their Hotel rooms downtown; can get robbed many ways in that town!

Looking forward to some down time and a trouble-free celebration!

Practice in-laws and practice-wife will provide some comic relief I'm sure.... :o. Toss my Dad in the mix and it could be "The Clampets Go To Detroit"   ;D
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Post by: Flyin6 on September 16, 2016, 09:19:36 AM
Packing up and heading to Detroit for my Daughters wedding........sure are proud of their Hotel rooms downtown; can get robbed many ways in that town!

Looking forward to some down time and a trouble-free celebration!

Practice in-laws and practice-wife will provide some comic relief I'm sure.... :o. Toss my Dad in the mix and it could be "The Clampets Go To Detroit"   ;D
Get a vid of the quirky moments!
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Post by: KensAuto on September 16, 2016, 10:24:35 AM
Nice pick-up Kyle....same one me and my brother went halves on because of price.
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Post by: Dawg25385 on September 16, 2016, 10:32:21 AM
Nice pick-up Kyle....same one me and my brother went halves on because of price.
I went halves with a buddy too!


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Post by: TexasRedNeck on September 16, 2016, 02:15:07 PM
I needed one of those when I was sighting in my 460wby....


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Post by: Sammconn on September 16, 2016, 06:48:52 PM
Well CAFSAC 2016 is all but wrapped up.
I ended up third in my class, again, and am content with it.
I coulda, woulda, shoulda, etc, but that was how the chips rolled.
Lots of the US army and British army here as well this year, a few returning buddies and more again from last year and previous years.
Good to have everyone here.

Nice score on the pickup, and should be a useful tool for he next while.
Lead sled, looked at, had in cart once even, would be nice to have for sure.
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Post by: JR on September 16, 2016, 11:01:41 PM
Sounds like a time. Guns and friends.....................

Isn't Chicago a gun free zone, good luck!!
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Post by: TexasRedNeck on September 17, 2016, 09:51:28 PM
Went to the hide to hide from 7 teenage girls having sleepover at my house. Installed a wifi thermostat, a 2 stage filter for the fridge, harvested peppers, laid out a new door mat, fixed a couple of security cameras (ants got into one and killed it) sprayed organize pest and fungus treatment, a few other things and then headed back home to assess the damage.


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Post by: TexasRedNeck on September 17, 2016, 10:08:32 PM
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Post by: Bigdave_185 on September 17, 2016, 10:26:15 PM
I had a birthday party for my now nine year old son.   He is growing up fast, learning how to ride his new dirt bike.  It was a good family day ended with family photos in the now changing fall leaves


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Post by: Bigdave_185 on September 17, 2016, 10:32:07 PM
Also looking for anyone known in Fullerton California.   Anyone in the forum from there?


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Post by: cudakidd53 on September 18, 2016, 08:45:26 AM
Well, awake after a late night spent celebrating my daughter and new son's wedding.  Despite all I've heard over the years, Detroit is nicer than Chicago!  Everywhere I went, there's new/re-construction and people outside having a good time and a visible police presence doing the job.  Less congestion than what I'm used to as well.

Here's a shot of my daughter and I then youngest one photo bombing my shot of Makers for Nate and then one of the venue.
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Post by: Bigdave_185 on September 18, 2016, 11:54:29 AM
That looks like a beautiful place!


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Post by: KensAuto on September 18, 2016, 12:27:57 PM
She MUST take after her mom. ;p
Jk...Congrats

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Post by: TexasRedNeck on September 18, 2016, 03:16:21 PM
Congrats Mike.  Officially off the payroll ?

My youngest wanted to change up her decor. I got roped into applying the wall decal. As you can see she is going with the flamingo theme. (http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160918/7474a0fb0a00e8ecc5387f898454d769.jpg)


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Post by: Bigdave_185 on September 18, 2016, 04:01:27 PM
Road trip preparation day,

Cleaned the injectors that started out here(http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160918/949882f60d55a28c175af6eec6cf8742.jpg)(http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160918/41cd6314450cab387c1397c7704da422.jpg)(http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160918/2f45530cfc54b929733d49a18c1ab197.jpg)(http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160918/00df7b5d8dd92103ed5cd07dc510c0f4.jpg)
The set up was pretty simple, 1/2 inch hose, 5/8 hose I think it was and some hose clamps on the ends.  Filled a half gallon of fuel and 14oz of cleaner to the mix.  It's ran for a little bit more then 2 hours

While she ran I shampooed the carpets.(http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160918/7ebc6e1e89a08c991cbfac417236fa73.jpg)
Scrubbed the leather and added some conditioner to make for a soft seat on the road

Mapped out my trip to Mike L at englewood transmission in Fullerton California
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Post by: Bigdave_185 on September 18, 2016, 04:27:08 PM
And finished with the injector cleaner little to no difference (http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160918/e5d6786e64cbceca51bcf558c0c7cae1.jpg)


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Post by: cudakidd53 on September 18, 2016, 07:31:48 PM
TRN- She's been off the payroll for awhile, I just transferred the title!  LOL!  - Gotta love the fact that your daughter wants to be different and not a pigeon!  Dave it was a beautiful place - Detroit Institute of Art - got to see some beautiful work, along with my beautiful kids and their friends!
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Post by: Farmer Jon on September 18, 2016, 07:39:41 PM
I think my transfer case went out night in my 82 chevy. I was out cruising around back roads. Doing about 40 on gravel. Heard a bang and the engine bogged down. Just wouldn't go. Put it in reverse and nothing. Just bogged the engine down. I thought the rear end locked up. I put it in park and got out and realized i was rolling slowly backwards down hill. Slight incline. Just barely moving but if the rear end was locked up i would not be moving. So I block the wheels and lock in the hubs throw it in 4x4. I work it back and forth. drive to reverse a couple times. I heard a clunk from underneath  now I'm moving. Great. I put it back in 2 wheel and the engine reves up and pegs the speedometer. So I can only go  anywhere in 4x4 or actually front wheel drive. I had already called my brother to bring the roll back. I drove it on the truck and there it sits. I didn't lose a drive shaft. There is no oil leaking. Yea i could have driven it home in front wheel drive but I already had a truck on the way. My luck I would not have made it far.

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Post by: stlaser on September 18, 2016, 09:02:01 PM
Sure it's not the rear axle? If it drives the front axle the t-case is doing something......
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Post by: Flyin6 on September 18, 2016, 09:22:39 PM
I once snapped the pinion gear in half in the rear axle of one of my trucks. Had to use 4WD (FWD) to move which got me home, but it ground the entire diff and housing into useless pig iron.
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Post by: Bigdave_185 on September 18, 2016, 09:23:49 PM
I have blown up my spider gear set before just backing out of parking spot.   The smaller gears turned to chunks and blocked up the larger gear from rolling.   Pull the drain plug and see what comes out.  Easy enough


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Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: Bigdave_185 on September 18, 2016, 09:25:48 PM
On another damage report.  I blew a transmission hose today on my test drive to get a red box movie.   Poured trans fluid all the way there and all the way home

$113 bucks and I have two houses.   Installed the problem hose and purchased the other to have the trans shop install next week when they rebuild all of that.   Fluid smells burnt like hell too


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Post by: Farmer Jon on September 19, 2016, 06:51:07 AM
Yea I talked to a couple people and they say its the rear end. I will pull the cover off and that will tell the tale I guess. We are gearing up for harvest so I'm going to have shove it in a shed for now and work on it work on it later.

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Post by: EL TATE on September 19, 2016, 10:23:00 AM
Jon,

is this a half ton? let me know what you need when you determine the cause. I'll see about finding a distributor closer to home if you need something quick, but if it's diff parts, I most likely have them waiting for you in KY or TN warehouse.
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Post by: Farmer Jon on September 19, 2016, 08:20:14 PM
Yea its a half ton with a 6.2 diesel. It is the rear end. I had my brother watch and the drive shaft just spins. I have a buddy with a few square bodies laying around hopefully he has what I need. Otherwise I will let you know. Thanks Tate.

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Post by: JR on September 20, 2016, 01:44:40 AM
Just don't put another 8.5 under there if you have that. Go right to the 9.5, they seem to be way better and should be a bolt in.
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Post by: Farmer Jon on September 20, 2016, 06:03:22 AM
Ok I don't know what it is yet.

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Post by: EL TATE on September 20, 2016, 10:20:13 AM
If you do opt for a transplant, available 6 lug 9.5" 14 bolts would be found in LD 3/4 ton trucks from 1986-1993. And HD 1500 from 1979-1995, but all will be about 3" wider track width overall.
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Post by: JR on September 20, 2016, 10:36:00 AM
I am putting the 9.5 into my 91 flip suburban. It has the 8.5 stock and they blow like crazy. The HD will have 8 lugs though and even the 6 lug may have 14mm vs 1/2 studs.
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Post by: Farmer Jon on September 22, 2016, 07:47:32 AM
I have an 80 3/4 4x4 sitting here but it's a project. I didn't want Rob parts off it just to keep the beater going. I did think about pulling the axles out and putting them under the 82. But then I'm back to square one.

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Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: Farmer Jon on September 24, 2016, 01:16:03 PM
Is there such a thing as more broken? The rear end was busted already but I broke it more. Or broke more things would be the way to say it. Drove it to the shop from the house. About 150 yards. Almost made it. (http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160924/b174b120b93a3de9b8b74807d2a1bc6f.jpg)

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Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: Sammconn on September 24, 2016, 02:57:03 PM
That's definitely more broken. More broker...more mess.
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: JR on September 24, 2016, 03:32:44 PM
Aw, just JB it and go,,,,,,,,,,,,,
Title: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: TexasRedNeck on September 24, 2016, 09:15:56 PM
Bent some conduit and ran 220 to the oven in the shop and a 110 for the beer fridge and the blast cabinet

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Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: BobbyB on September 24, 2016, 09:46:54 PM
Bought a couple compound bows from the lady that lives up from my parents. She was selling them at her rummage sale 2 weekends ago, finally picked them up today. They aren't the super greatest that have the laser guided, GPS aided bows that shoot arrows at mach 3 with pinpoint precision at mile. But for $60 I won't complain.
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: TexasRedNeck on September 24, 2016, 09:59:55 PM
You know the rules....pics?


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Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: stlaser on September 24, 2016, 10:09:29 PM
Went to HF twice, second time I brought my wallet..... ::) Purchased elcheapo engine stand that supposedly is good for 1k#, doubtful. Paid $52 out the door after the current sale & 20% coupon.

Cleaned garage, modified engine stand for mini van mill. Took pics with oldest daughter going to first homecoming dance as freshman. You all ain't getting pics so don't ask..... ;)

Blew Ken a lot of crap on my JK build thread & grilled some burgers so all is right with the world!

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Post by: TexasRedNeck on September 24, 2016, 10:12:59 PM
Made this.

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Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: BobbyB on September 24, 2016, 11:05:48 PM
You know the rules....pics?

I'll get a pic of the one I kept for myself, possibly tomorrow if I think about it.



Made this.

I'm strongly disliking you right now.

 ;D
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: Bigdave_185 on September 25, 2016, 12:11:44 AM
Ah I drove a few miles.  Lol.  MikeL trans for the win!!! I love the hp


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Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: JR on September 25, 2016, 01:26:07 AM
You know the rules....pics?


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Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: TexasRedNeck on September 25, 2016, 07:53:59 AM
You know the rules....pics?

I'll get a pic of the one I kept for myself, possibly tomorrow if I think about it.



Made this.

I'm strongly disliking you right now.

 ;D
Sorry Bobby. The  family pronounced this one the best yet. New rub I imitated from Triple D and a vinegar sauce I made up. Cider vinegar, black pepper, cayenne, hot sauce, garlic powder , ketchup, mustard, paprika, salt, brown sugar


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Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: BobbyB on September 25, 2016, 10:02:26 AM
Sorry Bobby. The  family pronounced this one the best yet. New rub I imitated from Triple D and a vinegar sauce I made up. Cider vinegar, black pepper, cayenne, hot sauce, garlic powder , ketchup, mustard, paprika, salt, brown sugar

Hmm sounds good.
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: Bigdave_185 on September 25, 2016, 04:34:45 PM
You know the rules....pics?

I'll get a pic of the one I kept for myself, possibly tomorrow if I think about it.



Made this.

I'm strongly disliking you right now.

 ;D
Sorry Bobby. The  family pronounced this one the best yet. New rub I imitated from Triple D and a vinegar sauce I made up. Cider vinegar, black pepper, cayenne, hot sauce, garlic powder , ketchup, mustard, paprika, salt, brown sugar


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I think you need to be more specific of how much of what you put in this rub so we can try it and get back to you


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Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: Wilbur on September 25, 2016, 06:52:54 PM
Built some firewood racks.....the ones I've had for (15?) years are slowly giving up the ghost and I wasn't confident they could stand the weight of another year. Have 2 cords to stack so have to get my a** in gear. Have about 1/3 to 1/2 cord by the firepit, the rest is going where the old racks are for the fireplaces. Cleaned out a bunch of crap from the pond as (with the drought here in MA) the pond is really low (found 6 pucks too which is always good! Ha). Burning it all in the firepit now and having a cold one. Good day.....but my knees will let me know tomorrow!
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: Farmer Jon on September 25, 2016, 07:12:18 PM
Had our 3 year olds birthday party yesterday. Invited a bunch of friends and thier kids over. Had a hay rack ride. All the kids had a good time.
 Today my 17 yr old son was over I had him help me block off the rafters in the chicken coop with some plastic snow fence. The fat hens get up there to roost. Not a big deal but they have a crash landing when they get down in the morning. I'm afraid they will hurt themselves.

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Post by: KensAuto on September 25, 2016, 10:41:04 PM
My neighbors and I blew off some steam. We went through 6 cases of clay pigeons, and a few hundred rounds of 12 gauge. Interesting enough, the $200 riot gun I got for the wife did better than all the others....must have a good spread! I also ran over a 100 rounds through it and didn't hurt my shoulder at all.

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Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: stlaser on September 25, 2016, 10:50:27 PM
Ken, have you tried any of those federal flight control loads? They're supposed to be the hot ticket...
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: KensAuto on September 26, 2016, 10:39:03 AM
For what? The only game I shoot at is quail...sometimes dove. This was the first time I shot clays, and boy it was sure fun.
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: EL TATE on September 26, 2016, 11:58:20 AM
Easy does it now Ken. Pretty soon experimentation becomes chronic use, which transitions into abuse, and full on addiction. Might as well just skip all the in-between steps and purchase this now.
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Post by: KensAuto on September 26, 2016, 12:02:41 PM
Man that thing looks like it came from the golden gate bridge!
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Post by: EL TATE on September 26, 2016, 12:09:14 PM
Yeah I've seen more extreme freak shows than that believe it or not. I still have a very nice over/under, the "forum rescue" gun, I like to call it, and I've yet to shoot better numbers with one of those fancy pants guns. That being said, I get smoked all the time by teenagers shooting things like that, so they've got their place. just good fun for sure, and the local gun club has more young girls than boys participating in the high school shooting sports teams. Your girlfriend's reach hasn't extended all the way yet.  :P
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: KensAuto on September 26, 2016, 01:17:28 PM
:P
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: TexasRedNeck on September 26, 2016, 06:17:08 PM
Ken that gun looks way too "scary" and "menacing" for your girlfriend to "allow" normal deplorables to own....


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Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: stlaser on September 26, 2016, 10:45:29 PM
For what? The only game I shoot at is quail...sometimes dove. This was the first time I shot clays, and boy it was sure fun.

It really holds a tight pattern at distance....
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: Farmer Jon on September 27, 2016, 07:03:34 AM
 Well I guess we do have wild hogs in Nebraska. Actually a neighbor had 2 sows escape this spring. Found one never seen the other until recently. That's our field on the right. Harvest should interesting. Them little pigs will be wild. Momma will be protective. Sombody is going to have fun catching them. (http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160927/40d8fc728b0b9c1ee8271815645dd2d0.jpg)

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Post by: Bigdave_185 on September 27, 2016, 07:36:46 AM
Went and did some logging with the tuner and his laptop on my pickup truck.  Seems to be as he called it surging.    Not anything else visible in the file to suggest why.  So I will start at the fass fuel pump and see what pressure that is giving the cp3. Then might look at replacement of the cp3 


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Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: Flyin6 on September 27, 2016, 09:18:45 AM
Well I guess we do have wild hogs in Nebraska. Actually a neighbor had 2 sows escape this spring. Found one never seen the other until recently. That's our field on the right. Harvest should interesting. Them little pigs will be wild. Momma will be protective. Sombody is going to have fun catching them. (http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160927/40d8fc728b0b9c1ee8271815645dd2d0.jpg)

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When they escape and live in someone's cornfield, they still taste the same, right? ;-)
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: JR on September 27, 2016, 10:10:57 AM
Went and did some logging with the tuner and his laptop on my pickup truck.  Seems to be as he called it surging.    Not anything else visible in the file to suggest why.  So I will start at the fass fuel pump and see what pressure that is giving the cp3. Then might look at replacement of the cp3 


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Thats the trouble with these things. So many sensors and this works off of that. CPS won't be cheap but good to get the issue fixed.
Title: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: Bigdave_185 on September 27, 2016, 10:23:55 AM
We need a fast question answer page don:)

That being said I have a question.   Anyone install a fuel pressure gauge directly to the aftermarket fuel pump.  iE fass or air dog

What size is the tread and what port
Title: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: Bigdave_185 on September 27, 2016, 10:45:42 AM
Scratch my question, 1/8th pipe thread and remove the plug that is marked with a G and install a gauged there,   Hoping to see less then ten psi at the head of the fass
Per fass phone call

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Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: TexasRedNeck on September 27, 2016, 12:12:08 PM
I use a fitting designed to go in the bleeder screw on the filter head. It tells me the most accurate pressure from the LP right before it hits the CP3


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Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: Nate on September 27, 2016, 12:58:37 PM
are you sure that you didn't get a bad tank of fuel somewhere along the way?
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Post by: Bigdave_185 on September 27, 2016, 01:12:33 PM
I use a fitting designed to go in the bleeder screw on the filter head. It tells me the most accurate pressure from the LP right before it hits the CP3


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Pictures please


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Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: KensAuto on September 27, 2016, 02:57:28 PM
https://www.merchant-automotive.com/p-928-fuel-pressure-gauge-adapter-2001.aspx
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: Farmer Jon on September 27, 2016, 07:12:24 PM
Well I guess we do have wild hogs in Nebraska. Actually a neighbor had 2 sows escape this spring. Found one never seen the other until recently. That's our field on the right. Harvest should interesting. Them little pigs will be wild. Momma will be protective. Sombody is going to have fun catching them. (http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160927/40d8fc728b0b9c1ee8271815645dd2d0.jpg)

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When they escape and live in someone's cornfield, they still taste the same, right? ;-)
Yep

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Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: TexasRedNeck on September 27, 2016, 07:14:14 PM
https://www.merchant-automotive.com/p-928-fuel-pressure-gauge-adapter-2001.aspx
Thanks Ken. That's also a good measure of when to change filters.  Note pressure when filters are new and then monitor for pressure drop.


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Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: Bigdave_185 on September 27, 2016, 10:30:57 PM
I plan on putting this permanently on my LP (http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160928/7984b57983ede0a5e1151d07239f6bd5.jpg)


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Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: Bigdave_185 on September 27, 2016, 10:31:33 PM
Do we have any members on the forum who love them some chemistry?


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Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: cruizng on September 27, 2016, 11:14:11 PM
Finally got out to shoot my Glock 30 shotgun. I can't seem to focus on the front sight. I have progressive lenses and they don't seem to help. I focus on the front sight and my right eye seems dominant for the rear sight. (Left handed and supposed to be left eye dominant)

Ergo the shot gun. Only took 130 rounds to hit the red bullseye. Gonna need to carry a lot more magazines.

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3 time to this really nice indoor range.

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Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: TexasRedNeck on September 27, 2016, 11:19:35 PM
Minute of scumbag accuracy. You wont get B4 ASI but you'll be GTG for close encounters....
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Post by: JR on September 28, 2016, 01:16:19 AM
Spray and prey??
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: stlaser on September 28, 2016, 06:55:22 AM
Looks like you're more accurate than the cops that were hunting Dorner. Ever see pics of the truck with the two women they mistook for him that they shot up? Keep practicing you'll be ok.......
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: cudakidd53 on September 28, 2016, 07:02:48 AM
Hey Mike-

How far away was the target?  Anything past 15yrds and you're on shaky ground shooting someone "in self-defense" anyway.
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: cruizng on September 28, 2016, 07:50:50 AM
The target was either 100 yards or 20 feet... one of those is true.. :)

I grew up a hunter so we never really needed a handgun. Now late in life I would actually like to be able to hit what I would like with a hand gun. I would prefer not to "spray and Pray". LOL.. For that I'll just use my Mossberg and hip shoot!

I probably should switch to my Browning .22 until I learn how to get a good sight picture and quit burning expensive .45 ammo.
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: Bigdave_185 on September 28, 2016, 09:06:26 AM
45 pounds of pork shoulder, 75 pounds and some chicken on the smoker (http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160928/342f275e85e1f0bea76327d9b35dd374.jpg)(http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160928/5c27d71bbb96127143e97e729dadecb9.jpg)


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Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: EL TATE on September 28, 2016, 10:06:38 AM
Were you feeding the scouts Dave?
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Post by: Bigdave_185 on September 28, 2016, 10:34:59 AM
Work party.   


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Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: JR on September 28, 2016, 01:12:26 PM
Looks great.
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Post by: Bigdave_185 on September 28, 2016, 03:31:04 PM
Hope so.


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Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: kampfitt on September 28, 2016, 04:58:44 PM
Hiking in Smokie Mts to see a waterfall with wife, on our the back wife was running out of gas and turned to me and said we need to see a bear to boost her adrenaline, and we go 10 ft tops and here comes a Black bear down the Mtn about 25 yrds in front of us, across trail and down in front of us to the river!! That was a good hiking trip!
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Post by: Bigdave_185 on September 28, 2016, 05:02:41 PM
I listened to the park rangers in Yellowstone say that bear spray is more affective the a side arm, I asked him if he had personally tried it? "Personally I have not" I laughed and said I will keep a fully loaded side arm and he can have some smelling spray


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Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: JR on September 28, 2016, 05:40:23 PM
Be careful what you wish for,,,,,,,,,,,,,
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: Farmer Jon on September 28, 2016, 08:38:27 PM
I went and got a second chicken coop. Mainly for ducks and geese. My wife is ecstatic. No not really. She said I'm not allowed to have geese.(http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160929/fa696cfbf7e4297cddb7af354fd11d73.jpg)

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Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: JR on September 28, 2016, 09:41:27 PM
Did you drive inside and lift it by the center?
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Post by: wyorunner on September 28, 2016, 10:16:43 PM
I went and got a second chicken coop. Mainly for ducks and geese. My wife is ecstatic. No not really. She said I'm not allowed to have geese.(http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160929/fa696cfbf7e4297cddb7af354fd11d73.jpg)

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Do you guys have turkeys? If not get those before geese. However from what I understand geese can be decent Gaurd dogs. Guinean make an awful noise quite frequently but tend to fuss at most things. In other words another decent alarm. For eating I would personally stay with chickens turkeys and ducks. However I'm guessing you already know all this.


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Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: Farmer Jon on September 29, 2016, 07:34:10 AM
My brother brought the semi and low boy with a payloader on it. Picked it up on either side and backed the trailer under it. Worked pretty slick.

We had turkeys once. The white ones. They are the dumbest birds I ever seen.  I wanted to get a few geese to butcher. I was going to buy one at the store for Christmas. $80. I thought it had to be a misprint. They were all 80 bucks. Ducks were pricy too.

My grandma always had guinea. They pretty much took care of themselves. Roosted in the trees they only went in the coop in the winter.

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Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: EL TATE on September 29, 2016, 10:22:40 AM
Good lookin setup Jon. $80 for a goose?? did I read that right?
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: EL TATE on September 29, 2016, 10:23:55 AM
Picked up a new addition to the fam. Sophie's pup, which I'm sure will become Cyndie's and Sophie's child.
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: wyorunner on September 29, 2016, 10:57:41 PM
My brother brought the semi and low boy with a payloader on it. Picked it up on either side and backed the trailer under it. Worked pretty slick.

We had turkeys once. The white ones. They are the dumbest birds I ever seen.  I wanted to get a few geese to butcher. I was going to buy one at the store for Christmas. $80. I thought it had to be a misprint. They were all 80 bucks. Ducks were pricy too.

My grandma always had guinea. They pretty much took care of themselves. Roosted in the trees they only went in the coop in the winter.

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Turkeys bring a whole new level to stupid. Drowning in a water dish, yep, running in front of moving cars, yep, a tom fighting the tire as it's driving out of the yard, yep.

I did not know goose was so spendy! I did know duck wasn't real cheap. Let us know how the geese work out and taste.


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Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: EL TATE on September 30, 2016, 09:37:41 AM
I'm pretty curious to see what domesticated geese taste like myself.
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Post by: cudakidd53 on September 30, 2016, 10:02:56 AM
Got up at 4am for an early morning assembly at school for a local news station featuring High Schools by ABC 7 News.  Helo fly over broadcast with the usual rah, rah stuff, BUT did have a massive "22 Push-up Challenge" for Vet. Suicide Awareness - First push-ups I've done in 22 years!  Watched footage and, I actually kept proper form for all of them with no cheaters!  Pretty awesome having a couple hundred people doing it all at once on live TV.

Two funny highlights of the morning - Police came for noise complaints from neighbors, but said they were just there to "support the school", AND while walking in the dark to let the AP know to turn things down a "little", I stepped into the middle of a hand-cart on the ground, went down hard, rolled half cartwheel on hand-shoulder bouncing back up without spilling the coffee!  Good ol' Thermos tumbler took a licking and kept on ticking.  All that was before the push-ups, so body is intact, no injuries ala Don and horizontal levitation over concrete!  Side bets on whether I'll be stiff in the am?   ;D
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: KensAuto on September 30, 2016, 10:31:47 AM
NO bets...you WILL be stiff in the morning, guaranteed!
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Post by: TexasRedNeck on September 30, 2016, 08:38:13 PM
First fire of the season
Whiskey time (http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20161001/aaa184ae5a484be9ccbdf9834e2dc24d.jpg)


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Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: KensAuto on September 30, 2016, 10:41:46 PM
Just had quite a bonfire myself. Must be in the air.
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Post by: TexasRedNeck on October 01, 2016, 09:29:23 AM
Wake up call!
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Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: cudakidd53 on October 01, 2016, 10:04:52 AM
Oh Lordy Charles- that looks fantastic!  Just getting moving after my longest day at school in my career - 20 hours of Homecoming mayhem and gym decorating - dance tonight will make me wish for temporary deafness!   ;D
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Post by: JR on October 01, 2016, 12:18:11 PM
Bet you could smell that a 100 yards away.
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: cudakidd53 on October 01, 2016, 12:40:25 PM
Bet you could smell that a 100 yards away.

I smelled it looking at the picture!
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: Wilbur on October 01, 2016, 03:57:23 PM
went to a memorial service for a cousin who died all too soon (62)  :-[

Ditto the turkey comments. There was a turkey farm behind where I grew up. A plane flew over and the whole herd ran into one corner of the field and most died. Guinea's are great watchdogs but dang so gawdang noisy I would never have them. Make a racket all day long. And geese are just nasty mean. I like chickens for fowl.  I'll just buy my turkey from the store.  ;)
Title: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: TexasRedNeck on October 01, 2016, 08:09:31 PM
Had my girls help me wash the Bus and then took my Girot polisher and went over it with some aggressive compound. Still need to compound the roof. Put a little wax on the drivers door and front fender.  Looks good for a 15 year old truck.

Teaser pic
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Title: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: TexasRedNeck on October 01, 2016, 08:19:55 PM
Oh. And replaced the 7 glow plugs on the Bus that didn't get replaced when my buddy was working on it.

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Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: JR on October 02, 2016, 12:50:08 AM
Just ran around after wifey got home.

Posted the Sami up for sale, here; http://real-man-truckworks-and-survival.com/index.php?topic=2380.new#new and on CL and Pirate. Time to go,,,,,,,,,,,,,
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: TexasRedNeck on October 02, 2016, 12:24:32 PM
Finished compounding and waxing the bus.
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Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: BobbyB on October 02, 2016, 02:27:40 PM
Signed up for another 5K, this time I can take Bear.
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Post by: Bigdave_185 on October 02, 2016, 05:59:09 PM
Looks good Tex   You though about some paint match mirrors and those fender flares?


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Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: TexasRedNeck on October 02, 2016, 08:41:00 PM
Not going to paint match the mirrors on this one, unless I put the paint matched mirrors off the LML on it and put power fold mirros on the LML.

Plan is to replace the door handles and bezels with black and then probably some bushwacker flares in black along with a hard bed cover in black. 
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: Bigdave_185 on October 02, 2016, 11:56:36 PM
You can order factory black painted handles with chrome pulls off of the Cadillac version.  That would look good as well.   


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Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: Farmer Jon on October 03, 2016, 07:32:40 AM
Finished compounding and waxing the bus.
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That's a beauty. I liked your old wheels better. I want to debadge mine too but I'm afraid I'd screw up the paint. (http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20161003/3b11b779888369544c4dd9dd157b77ab.jpg)

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Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: Farmer Jon on October 03, 2016, 07:43:43 AM
We went on a short camping trip last weekend. Took the boys on the canoe. Drown some worms. They absoutly loved it.
Almost lost the canoe on the way way home. I put it on a boat trailer behind the camper. Some idot didn't lock the winch. Back strap bounced loose and the crank unwound about a foot.

We got home and went to look at 4 little ducks. Got 5 big ones and bantam rooster for $20. All in all it was a good weekend. We were suppose to see the grand daughter but he mother changed plans. She's a flake. But I dont push anything because they don't have to let us see her. Frustrating but just have to grin and bare it.  (http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20161003/1cedc111de8750e6e380cb1b9c08266d.jpg)

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Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: Bear9350 on October 03, 2016, 08:03:31 AM
Oh. And replaced the 7 glow plugs on the Bus that didn't get replaced when my buddy was working on it.

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Does it even get cold enough down there for you to need those.  My 03 went for a year without the entire right side.  There were a lot of 0 degree days that year too.  Never had an issue with it firing up.
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: Bear9350 on October 03, 2016, 09:16:46 AM
The house work is finally slowing up so I had some time to get out in the garage and start welding up a bumper.  I have had 4 of them out there (a rear bumper and 3 front bumpers) for over a year now.  I had the steel cut for them all and then my customers decided they didn't want them.  I usually get stuck with a few of them like this every year.  I will weld them up and put them up on craigslist to get rid of them. 

I started with the rear bumper and took some pictures to document it.  I plan on posting the rear bumper up hear and explaining some of the things and reasoning behind why I do what I do.  I got most of it welded and grinded over the weekend.  I have a couple more hours of work to finish it up.  I used to be able to get a rear done in a day but with the baby in the house I can't get out to the garage for a dedicated day like I used to.  Will hopefully get it done by the end of the week.
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: Sammconn on October 03, 2016, 09:50:39 AM
Well it was new tire day today.
I had such great luck with the M-55's that I'm doing them again.
New wheels, well from a wrecker new to me.

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Here's what's left after 61k miles, about 98k kilometres.

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They're far from done, but I won't use them in winter again.
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: Bear9350 on October 03, 2016, 10:04:20 AM
I have always read good things about those M-55s.  I could never find them in the size I wanted though.
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: EL TATE on October 03, 2016, 10:06:06 AM
love those things. Looks like some pretty good wear Sam, especially for the terrain you run.
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: Sammconn on October 03, 2016, 12:29:57 PM
They've held up better than I had hoped. I was a set a year before these. And replacing due to being chunked out and to this kind of tread in 20k.
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: TexasRedNeck on October 03, 2016, 07:53:55 PM
Oh. And replaced the 7 glow plugs on the Bus that didn't get replaced when my buddy was working on it.

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Does it even get cold enough down there for you to need those.  My 03 went for a year without the entire right side.  There were a lot of 0 degree days that year too.  Never had an issue with it firing up.
No I don't need glow plugs at all but I can't stand looking at a check engine light and won't put electrical tape over it


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Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: JR on October 03, 2016, 09:23:26 PM
I got tired of my CEL too. Put a cheapo in and it still lit up. Put an NGK in (AC were OOS) and no issues since. Don't need em, but hate the light.
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: TexasRedNeck on October 04, 2016, 01:13:00 PM
Yeah they've all been replaced with Delco and have antisieze on them so I know I'll never have an issue taking them out again.


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Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: Bear9350 on October 04, 2016, 01:21:49 PM
Makes sense.  I had snapped the end off of the first one on the right side where the power for it came into.  I know there was never power going to it but I never got a CEL for it.  I was sure they had never been changed and didn't want to risk snapping them off myself so I just left it as it never caused me a problem.
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: JR on October 04, 2016, 02:10:15 PM
I used the copper AS. Had plenty of silver but the copper was recommended. No issues.
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: Nate on October 07, 2016, 02:48:02 PM
HELLO BOYS, IM BBBBBBAAAAAAAAAACCCCCCCCCCCKKKKKKKKKKKKK!

got my ass handed to me the last 4 days out on the Siletz river on the west coast of Oregon, just south of Lincoln city, trying to do some king salmon fishing.  it rained the ENTIRE time, the fish were basically non-existent, and only one fish was caught (a small little silver) that jumped off the hook right as the net was being maneuvered towards it.  so all in all many beverages were drank, good stories were told and 0 fish were harmed (not for lack of trying) during the process!
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: stlaser on October 07, 2016, 03:12:11 PM
So you got lost in the woods? Copy! Glad you're back..... ;)
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: JR on October 07, 2016, 03:46:41 PM
Deliverance?

Our season ends next weekend, doubt I will get out again this year.
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: Sammconn on October 07, 2016, 04:55:32 PM
Well we're at the end of day four of this low pressure system.

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It has been a mix of rain and snow continually since Tuesday night. Temps around 32-36 and nothing but soggy. If I were to guess it would have been around a foot of snow if it weren't for the several inches of rain that accompanied it.
But it seems to be clearing now, just in time for us Canucks thanksgiving weekend.
So I'm currently packing the truck to head to the boat and cabin.
I put the boat cover on Tuesday night so I didn't have to shovel snow out today. Hopefully what was in it is melted now.

Have a great weekend gang!
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: cudakidd53 on October 07, 2016, 05:07:18 PM
Packed the truck to head north beyond  the cheddar Curtain! Grouse hunting for three days with my buddy Ray and the three dogs hopefully many stories will be told, beverages drank, but not too many lies told!   Makers Mark gentleman Jack will be having a taste off I know which one I prefer! But is there such a thing as anything like that bad?
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: Nate on October 07, 2016, 07:31:37 PM
So you got lost in the woods? Copy! Glad you're back..... ;)

Yeah, this guy does not get lost in the wods.......lol
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: Bob/OlallaWa on October 07, 2016, 07:50:56 PM
Ya, well you ain't in Texas any more. Carry your compass and a good map or you might be. Almost every low spot is a swamp or lake so.....
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: Bigdave_185 on October 07, 2016, 08:45:10 PM
who was it that just bought a harbor freight hydraulic press?
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: TexasRedNeck on October 07, 2016, 09:09:23 PM
I think it was me.


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Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: stlaser on October 07, 2016, 09:17:08 PM
I bought one but not harbor freight, then purchased air over hyd cylinder & swag press brake kit
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: Flyin6 on October 07, 2016, 10:29:23 PM
Well we're at the end of day four of this low pressure system.

(http://i1134.photobucket.com/albums/m605/sammconn/1067DA6A-A0EE-4AB3-8DFB-2B5916D8E45C.jpg) (http://s1134.photobucket.com/user/sammconn/media/1067DA6A-A0EE-4AB3-8DFB-2B5916D8E45C.jpg.html)

It has been a mix of rain and snow continually since Tuesday night. Temps around 32-36 and nothing but soggy. If I were to guess it would have been around a foot of snow if it weren't for the several inches of rain that accompanied it.
But it seems to be clearing now, just in time for us Canucks thanksgiving weekend.
So I'm currently packing the truck to head to the boat and cabin.
I put the boat cover on Tuesday night so I didn't have to shovel snow out today. Hopefully what was in it is melted now.

Have a great weekend gang!
no freakin way!

Snow already!

I'm getting hammered with heat exhaustion!
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: Bigdave_185 on October 07, 2016, 10:30:41 PM
Tex what size and do yo think it's to big or two small?


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Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: KensAuto on October 07, 2016, 11:08:02 PM
I'm not Tex, but I used a 20 ton in my shop pretty regularly, until I got carried away and bent the main beam on it. Worked fine for the price.
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: Bigdave_185 on October 07, 2016, 11:42:28 PM
What all did you use it for Ken?  Is that overkill for ball joints and leaf spring bushings?


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Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: stlaser on October 07, 2016, 11:44:13 PM
I'm not Tex, but I used a 20 ton in my shop pretty regularly, until I got carried away and bent the main beam on it. Worked fine for the price.

Ken took the fact it's called an "H" press just a little too far. Apparently it wasn't up to pressing his GF H..............
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: TexasRedNeck on October 08, 2016, 12:04:00 AM
I used a coupon and got the HF 20 ton.  I show all the gory details of pressing ball joints and bushings on it in my Bus build thread
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: Bigdave_185 on October 08, 2016, 07:39:00 AM
That's what made me believe you purchased one, took the truck yesterday to get some prices to have a shop do it. Everyone was over $1000 and I can get parts for about $600 so I'll save the cash and buy some cool tools


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Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: KensAuto on October 08, 2016, 09:31:46 AM
I used it for more than it was designed for.  A Ford front wheel hub finally killed it.
A 20 ton is what you want for bushings. ...sounds overkill but it isn't.

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Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: stlaser on October 08, 2016, 10:08:06 AM
Check cl, they are always on there cheap around here. I found a 30 to for around $100 then added the air over hydraulic ram for another $100
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: Bigdave_185 on October 08, 2016, 04:20:50 PM
I just purchased the 20ton.  I'll be good I think


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Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: TexasRedNeck on October 08, 2016, 08:56:05 PM
You'll be happy with that.  Be aware you need a lot of different die, cup, bar, rod, whatchamacalits to press things in and out.  I was able to use some stuff I already had, but you may need to get some stuff
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: TexasRedNeck on October 08, 2016, 08:57:25 PM
Picked up some plant material and 30 bags of mulch and trimmed some ivy on the fence in the back and started spiffing the beds in the back of the house.  Mowed, edged and blew some leaves.

Tired now.
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: Bigdave_185 on October 08, 2016, 09:46:04 PM
Tex what are you referring to? Does harbor freight sell these odds and ends? Or will a large set of sockets do ok ?


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Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: TexasRedNeck on October 08, 2016, 10:52:01 PM
http://www.nationaltoolwarehouse.com/Universal-Press-Disc-Kit-P255832.aspx?gclid=CLKwl6bbzM8CFU88gQodz6AFug

Just various stuff you'll
Need to punch things out and in. I'm sure there are cheaper alternatives but this is what I googled


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Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: TexasRedNeck on October 08, 2016, 11:01:49 PM
Now watching 10 Cloverfield Lane with John Goodman.


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Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: cudakidd53 on October 09, 2016, 08:16:25 AM
Bagged 6 woodcock and a grouse, then did this:

Back at it this am too! (Hunting - cocktails later!)
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: TexasRedNeck on October 09, 2016, 09:05:00 AM
Beautiful. Where is that? Woodcock good eats?


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Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: JR on October 09, 2016, 12:28:58 PM
Took the boys to Santa Cruz for a Scout over night. Youngest turned 9 while there and I got 22mpg there and back.
Title: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: Bigdave_185 on October 09, 2016, 02:27:09 PM
JR what did you change for the change in mpg


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Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: JR on October 09, 2016, 03:09:40 PM
Went to a 120hp tune and make my own bio 20%. (5gal soy to into a 52 titan tank) and I run wally 2cycle.

Got 24 going down, 22 back with city driving mixed in. 3 accidents caused the 113 mile trip to take close to 4 hours.
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: Bigdave_185 on October 09, 2016, 04:22:14 PM
That's really good. 


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Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: Bob/OlallaWa on October 09, 2016, 05:19:59 PM
That's what made me believe you purchased one, took the truck yesterday to get some prices to have a shop do it. Everyone was over $1000 and I can get parts for about $600 so I'll save the cash and buy some cool tools
Dave, include a can of this. It has come up before on here.

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Post by: cudakidd53 on October 10, 2016, 03:05:17 PM
Beautiful. Where is that? Woodcock good eats?


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Eagle River/Three Lakes Wisconsin area.

Woodcock are more fun to hunt than eat - they eat worms, like a Robin!
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: Bear9350 on October 10, 2016, 04:24:07 PM
The Three lakes area is where we do the majority of our ice fishing in the winter.  It is nice up there.
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: Nate on October 10, 2016, 04:29:59 PM
your over there by bobby mike, you should stop and say hello!
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Post by: cudakidd53 on October 10, 2016, 04:45:13 PM
If it'd been more than weekend probably would have - yesterday was Packer game 7pm so we had bar to ourselves to eat and watch Bears pretend to play football!  Since Bobby was mostlikely watching them, timing would be like interrupting church  ;D

Once the new AR10 is together, maybe I'll try and link-up with him and he can do an independent review for the "rate a gun" thread!?

Currently sitting in Milwaukee traffic-yuck!   Doesn't anybody work a full day anymore?! LOL!
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: BobbyB on October 12, 2016, 03:33:33 PM
If it'd been more than weekend probably would have - yesterday was Packer game 7pm so we had bar to ourselves to eat and watch Bears pretend to play football!  Since Bobby was most likely watching them, timing would be like interrupting church  ;D

Once the new AR10 is together, maybe I'll try and link-up with him and he can do an independent review for the "rate a gun" thread!?

Currently sitting in Milwaukee traffic-yuck!   Doesn't anybody work a full day anymore?! LOL!


You would be wrong. I am not, have not and shall not ever be a Packer fan.

I'll give the AR10 a run.
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: JR on October 12, 2016, 06:01:34 PM
Well, onto other things.

Stairs are going great, check the thread.

Got these, both work great;
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: EL TATE on October 13, 2016, 01:32:03 PM
Got a little recognition on this truck build. http://www.fourwheeler.com/features/bud-3-winches-2-rockwells-1-turbodiesel-and-a-mind-blowing-number-of-incredible-mods/
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Post by: EL TATE on October 13, 2016, 01:32:45 PM
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Post by: JR on October 13, 2016, 01:42:42 PM
Did you get to drive it?
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Post by: KensAuto on October 13, 2016, 02:36:32 PM
Nice! Love dem Rockwells
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: Nate on October 13, 2016, 09:17:11 PM
So i have a interview with loomis tomorrow morning, anybody have any knowledge of the they would like to share please...............
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: stlaser on October 13, 2016, 09:35:41 PM
So i have a interview with loomis tomorrow morning, anybody have any knowledge of the they would like to share please...............

Are those the guys here locally that secure all the Mary Jane cash? ;D
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: Nate on October 13, 2016, 09:49:12 PM
That would be them
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: JR on October 13, 2016, 09:57:21 PM
I like the eye's on the axle.
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: TexasRedNeck on October 13, 2016, 10:15:09 PM
Nate, check out GlassDoor.com  company reviews by employees.

https://www.glassdoor.com/Reviews/loomis-reviews-SRCH_KE0,6.htm
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: cudakidd53 on October 13, 2016, 10:51:35 PM
That would be them

Good luck Nate!
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: EL TATE on October 14, 2016, 01:43:02 PM
Did you get to drive it?

I'm not that cool yet, just supplied the guts.
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: stlaser on October 14, 2016, 01:51:02 PM
Did you get to drive it?

I'm not that cool yet, just supplied the guts.

I agree you're not that cool, but you sure do supply some cool guts! ;)
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: EL TATE on October 14, 2016, 02:16:55 PM
Cooler than the Bronco's game against SD?
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: stlaser on October 14, 2016, 02:38:47 PM
Cooler than the Bronco's game against SD?

What can I say, that was rough to watch. Hopefully the linemen can figure out how to not get holding penalties at all the most in opportune times....
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: Flyin6 on October 15, 2016, 08:57:01 AM
Well, I broke my foot in three places, dislocated a toe, have something torn in my shoulder (Doesn't work hardly at all) and generally I look like the poster child for a Band Aid commercial.

Self incriminating story, but sooner or later everyone will find out

The boys got a Honda XL-100. I was teaching them how to ride. Was really fun. We were in the yard around our home and I had each one of them follow me as i took them on tighter and tighter turns to let them get the feel of the machine.

Momma was out taping the whole time on her phone. After all this is the first time we all rode together. As I approached Kat, I throttled it to do a power wheelie. Must have been on nitrous because at about 15mph, the bike instantly went vertical, over rotated and fell on me.

The good news is the lawn sustained little damage as my foot, leg, shoulder, head and who knows what cushioned the bike as it slammed down.

I knew instantly I had broken things. I had this big dent in my foot where it had been crushed almost to being pierced through by the foot peg, I'm guessing. Then i noticed my shoulder wasn't rotating. It has like no strength, In fact I can't even lift the weight of my arm, and it hurts. My other elbow is purple, my neck is tweaked, I had a huge headache and I was bleeding from holes in my arms, hands, ankle and leg.

So what did I do? Well showered up, then tried to go to the farm. Noticed I could neither walk nor apply the brake pedal so after arguing with Kat for nearly all day, I agreed to go to the emergency room.

The X-rays showed three toes clearly broken completely away from the foot, and that big lateral bone behind them was cracked and separated in places.

I'm in a splint, looking at an ortho visit early in the week. Praying I only need casting and not a surgery. ER Dr. says it's borderline.

I let him set my toe without pain killers

Whoa

That was painful! Kat had to leave. The doctor asked several times if I was sure I wanted no meds. But I was thinking, if this all goes south we are going to have to live with extraordinary levels of pain. So I just figured I'd dive right in. It worked, but he said the problem was that all the toes adjacent to the dislocation were broken so he didn't have a lot to grab onto!

Yep, that was my day.
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: stlaser on October 15, 2016, 09:06:09 AM
So let me get this right, you still have one good arm (elbow, wrist, fingers) & one good leg (knee, ankle, foot & toes)? What's the hold up here? ;)

Sorry, to hear about your bad luck. But good to see those boys are keeping you young (in spirit at least). Get mended & feeling better.
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: JR on October 15, 2016, 09:44:15 AM
Well, at least it wasn't on a BIG BIKE! Now the fingers can heal.

And you know what is next;

No pictures (video) it didn't happen,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: stlaser on October 15, 2016, 10:15:20 AM
Well, at least it wasn't on a BIG BIKE! Now the fingers can heal.

And you know what is next;

No pictures (video) it didn't happen,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,

Yes, we need that video......

May have to involve Duane if Big D fails to post it........
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: Nate on October 15, 2016, 11:30:25 AM
if that fails, we can always get ahold of kat via facebook and she could post for all to see................;D
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: BobbyB on October 15, 2016, 01:31:55 PM
if that fails, we can always get ahold of kat via facebook and she could post for all to see................;D

That is sneaky and underhanded... I support it.
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: Sammconn on October 15, 2016, 01:32:40 PM
We need to see the video.
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: BobbyB on October 15, 2016, 01:37:06 PM
We need to see the video.

Purely for a "what not to do" learning experience...



P.S. Keep your weight off that foot as much as humanely possible. You really don't want to pop stuff loose again.
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: Bigdave_185 on October 15, 2016, 01:43:10 PM
I think for learning purpose we need to see the video and a complete write up of what happens step by step.  We can't expect the group to learn if we can't see where it all went wrong so none of us make the same mistake


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Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: KensAuto on October 15, 2016, 01:58:57 PM
Praying for you Don...hope they heal quickly, because I'm sure all you can think about is the famous quote from game of thrones; "winter is coming"

And I'm with the other guys, we need the video. Only for training purposes.
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: cudakidd53 on October 15, 2016, 02:07:49 PM
No pain meds...........knucklehead!  You've got nothing to prove at that point!  You crashed and the Mrs. has it on tape for years to come..........shoulda asked for CARRY-OUTS for when the boys start reminiscing about it in years to come!

Heal quick and BE SMART about it - ankles no likey to heal correctly!

Did you scratch the bike? 
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: TexasRedNeck on October 15, 2016, 02:44:10 PM
WE.....MUST......HAVE......VIDEO.......

I  just hear this Foxworthy quote in my head....."hey watch this!"
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: Wilbur on October 16, 2016, 09:17:12 AM
I am sure sorry to hear that Don! Yikes! Prayers for a speedy recovery and NO surgery!
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: kampfitt on October 16, 2016, 10:27:22 AM
I Hate it when I do something Dumb in front of my Wife!! When my boys were about 7-8 range oldest and I were on the quad plowing the pond without helmets!! Big NO NO for Mom. Finished up pond and decided to do one donut on the way back to barn. Well we hit the bank, both flew off hit the ice hard!! Boy is crying, I look up to see Mom in the window watching >:(  Grabbed the boy and headed for the barn, trying to delay the wrath of Mom that I knew was coming! I limped for days, but nothing broken like Don. Hopefully you heal quickly, and the boys learn a lesson about Showing off!
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: Flyin6 on October 16, 2016, 11:52:39 AM
Thanks guyses, I need a little humor right about now.

This is killin me! Pre Ranger had a game...Playoff game, yesterday, but I couldn't go!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Great weather outside and I'm stuck in a chair or a bed!
Couldn't get to church today!
Couldn't teach my class this afternoon
Can't find any Hershey bars with almonds in the house!

And they won!!

Luckily for me, Momma screwed up recording the event, and she didn't get it.

You can confirm with her. I'm obviously very pleased with the screw up, as this will fade into the annals of history very quickly, especially after I ban everyone who said anything or might have viewed this ;-))

Bike is a little buggered up. looks like landing on my body mostly protected it though!

Goal is to get mobile and back to some project in as little time as possible. Down 2 days so far...try to limit it to 5 before I'm misaligning things and building parallelograms out of what should be square walls. I guess I could improperly bolt together something on SquareD as well!
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: BobbyB on October 16, 2016, 04:57:53 PM

Luckily for me, Momma screwed up recording the event, and she didn't get it.

You can confirm with her. I'm obviously very pleased with the screw up, as this will fade into the annals of history very quickly, especially after I ban everyone who said anything or might have viewed this ;-))


That's ok, those lucky enough have seen the ER pic on Facebook.
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: JR on October 16, 2016, 05:17:32 PM
Sure, 2 days later the recording is lost,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,

Sorry you missed the game, need a scooter?? I drove with a splint and a piece of foam on the peddle.
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: cudakidd53 on October 16, 2016, 05:36:03 PM

Luckily for me, Momma screwed up recording the event, and she didn't get it.

You can confirm with her. I'm obviously very pleased with the screw up, as this will fade into the annals of history very quickly, especially after I ban everyone who said anything or might have viewed this ;-))


That's ok, those lucky enough have seen the ER pic on Facebook.

Bobby, you could at least share a screen shot for those who are Faceless!
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: Bigdave_185 on October 16, 2016, 06:55:20 PM
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Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: TexasRedNeck on October 16, 2016, 08:44:04 PM
Pulled up all the rest of the bell peppers, jalape?os and habeneros today. Tilled in some more mushroom compost, blood and bone meal. Planted kale carrots beets lettuce mustard greens

Oh and these came in the mail today.

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Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: stlaser on October 16, 2016, 09:59:29 PM
Thanks guyses, I need a little humor right about now.

Luckily for me, Momma screwed up recording the event, and she didn't get it.

You can confirm with her. I'm obviously very pleased with the screw up, as this will fade into the annals of history very quickly, especially after I ban everyone who said anything or might have viewed this ;-))

Bike is a little buggered up. looks like landing on my body mostly protected it though!

So Ashley texted me, "did you hear about ol Don?"

My reply "yep"

Ashley "did he post on the forum?"

Me "yeah"

Ashley "his wife posted up a pic of him in the hospital"

Me "you know I guess his wife was video taping it but video was lost. Doesn't matter though because the story about how the old man was trying to look cool in front of his boys & crashed n burned will be talked about for years to come even after Don is dead and gone. Those boys will be telling that remember when story......"

So don't you worry Don that little humor you need will be told to your grandkids I bet! ;)
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: KensAuto on October 16, 2016, 10:16:30 PM
I think his wife should've taken his credit card away if he's going to be laying around for awhile !
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: JR on October 16, 2016, 10:58:44 PM
What about us guys who don't do facebook?

Didn't happen,,,,,,,,,,,,,
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: stlaser on October 16, 2016, 10:59:35 PM
I think his wife should've taken his credit card away if he's going to be laying around for awhile !

Do tell more Ken, I'm not sure I understand this left wing H philosophy where the wife unit controls the finances........ :o
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: BobbyB on October 17, 2016, 03:30:57 AM

Bobby, you could at least share a screen shot for those who are Faceless!

Nah, I let stuff like that get posted by the people directly involved. Let's just say he didn't look happy.
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: Farmer Jon on October 17, 2016, 08:02:25 AM
IT was a friends birthday so we got together with our wives and went to a Sawyer Brown concert Saturday night. They really put on a good show. Then Sunday My 6 yr old and I went to the bird auction. I was going to pick up a couple geese.  I ran into a buddy that goes to these things all the time and he said to wait until the next auction In 2 weeks. In his opinion they were going too high.  So I took his advice. I'm still pretty green in that department. They were selling for $18-$25 apiece. I dint think that was too bad but apparently that's too much.

Its been foggy here the last couple days so we have not been harvesting. Too much moisture. So I'm going to pull the rear end apart on my 82 Chevy and go to U pull-it. See if I can find parts. Have to take one of the trucks up to Sioux City anyway. The boss wants an electric tarp.
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: Flyin6 on October 17, 2016, 10:29:46 AM
Thanks guyses, I need a little humor right about now.

Luckily for me, Momma screwed up recording the event, and she didn't get it.

You can confirm with her. I'm obviously very pleased with the screw up, as this will fade into the annals of history very quickly, especially after I ban everyone who said anything or might have viewed this ;-))

Bike is a little buggered up. looks like landing on my body mostly protected it though!

So Ashley texted me, "did you hear about ol Don?"

My reply "yep"

Ashley "did he post on the forum?"

Me "yeah"

Ashley "his wife posted up a pic of him in the hospital"

Me "you know I guess his wife was video taping it but video was lost. Doesn't matter though because the story about how the old man was trying to look cool in front of his boys & crashed n burned will be talked about for years to come even after Don is dead and gone. Those boys will be telling that remember when story......"

So don't you worry Don that little humor you need will be told to your grandkids I bet! ;)
Oh don't I know already! Pastor and everyone has been calling and harassing me. I have to heal fast to put this in the rear view mirror.
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: EL TATE on October 17, 2016, 06:33:57 PM
Don,

That will just never do for motocross. Maybe you should look into trikes, I know a guy at Boss Hoss... Hope you're feeling better soon. That's some no good juju right there buddy.
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: Farmer Jon on October 17, 2016, 08:07:39 PM
Went to 2 used parts stores. Cheapest rear end I could find is 250 bucks. I gotta make some calls to some people I know with pickup box trailers and see if I can't get one cheper. Its got 3:08 gears in it so no wonder it feels doggy.
Got a new service truck for the farm a couple weeks go we finally about got it together. Got an old public power truck. Freightliner M2  Graduated up from a one ton flat bed pickup. Pictures won't load.

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Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: Farmer Jon on October 17, 2016, 08:11:42 PM
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Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: Flyin6 on October 18, 2016, 10:23:06 AM
Well, I'm getting a lot of flat butt sittin' time (FBST)
A broken foot can really slow you down it seems!

But I have logged a proportional amount of time reading about solar systems and wind turbines. All in preparation to to my upcoming goals/projects for my off grid hide/farm place.

Learnin' a lot! Last few days have been rough. A lot of pain and even had a gout attack in the opposite knee!

But that started to improve yesterday and now I think I am on the upswing. Looking forward to getting back in the game!
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: KensAuto on October 18, 2016, 10:24:20 AM
I sure like that service truck. Especially the boom on the back.
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: JR on October 18, 2016, 10:42:26 AM
I had the same issue Don, the other leg takes the stress. My left knee was killing me!

Do you have a splint? That would allow you to get around since your leg/ankle is OK, right?

Think mono on the panels.
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: Flyin6 on October 18, 2016, 11:47:47 AM
I had the same issue Don, the other leg takes the stress. My left knee was killing me!

Do you have a splint? That would allow you to get around since your leg/ankle is OK, right?

Think mono on the panels.
Yep, just a splint, but have the Ortho apt. in a few hours.
Thinking I am leaving there with a cast.

When it comes to panel time, I'll be posting it all up and picking your brain.

Seeing a lot of stuff on Craigslist
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: JR on October 18, 2016, 01:28:22 PM
CL is fine if you know what your getting. Old panels loose life or could have shorts. I got all my panels from a solar wholsaler, 1/2 new 1/2 used, all inverters new.

Bout to crawl under the house and all suited up in tyvek. Our disposal never really drained right (flowed into other sink). Now it shoots out. Checking the pluming there are 2 runs from the sink to the main line. One is 8 feet, flat as a pancake. The other is 30 ft, flat as well so I figure all the stuff has finally filled the 1.5 pipe. I have to splice into the main 4 inch line and run new 1.5 form the sink with a good slope which is really just 25 ft away?? The original runs along the back to the main, then the main runs 25ft to the front of the house, then 30ft over to near the front door, where I will tap into it. Crawlspace varies from 3ft to about 18 inches, guess where this is,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: cudakidd53 on October 18, 2016, 02:46:19 PM
CL is fine if you know what your getting. Old panels loose life or could have shorts. I got all my panels from a solar wholsaler, 1/2 new 1/2 used, all inverters new.

Bout to crawl under the house and all suited up in tyvek. Our disposal never really drained right (flowed into other sink). Now it shoots out. Checking the pluming there are 2 runs from the sink to the main line. One is 8 feet, flat as a pancake. The other is 30 ft, flat as well so I figure all the stuff has finally filled the 1.5 pipe. I have to splice into the main 4 inch line and run new 1.5 form the sink with a good slope which is really just 25 ft away?? The original runs along the back to the main, then the main runs 25ft to the front of the house, then 30ft over to near the front door, where I will tap into it. Crawlspace varies from 3ft to about 18 inches, guess where this is,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,

YUCK!
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: Flyin6 on October 18, 2016, 05:02:53 PM
Bummer, JR!
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: Sammconn on October 18, 2016, 06:55:45 PM
Well the plane mama was supposed to be on yestertag had engine troubles.
Dr. appointments in the city today.
So I drove through a blizzard, freezing rain, motocross whoop snow drifts, etc to get her out.
We did stop in hotel for a sleep along the way.

Today picked up my solar panels and charge controller.
Man they are big.

Officially ordered the following:
Samlex PST-3000-24 3000 watt pure sine wave inverter
RC-300 remote control panel for inverter.

They are en route to store today. Figured spend a bit more to buy from a real store in Canada. This should eliminate the lemon theory, as it was a couple hundred extra bucks, but if I do have problems I know I have warranty and dealing with a Canadian store will make things better.

The guy at the store says this is one of the best inverters he knows of, did add there may be better but not that he is readily aware of, so take that for what it's worth anyone considering pure sine wave inverters.
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: JR on October 19, 2016, 11:44:38 PM
Great to do business local, but price does come into play. Looking at pool heaters right now, $500 less is hard to pass up online.
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: JR on October 19, 2016, 11:53:45 PM
Got the plumbing done, what a 4 hours that was. I barely fit in some places, thank GOD I had the paper suit!

I use a snow toy under the house to shove things around, works great! That is a pillar I added during my garage build to augment the upcoming kitchen redo. Kiddo's name and date on the (just 2 then).

First was cutting the old pipe pipe and plugging it. It was full of everything you can imagine, hense the repair.

Had to have a nieghbor help on one joint as I could not hold the pipe in the kitchen and glue it from below at the same time.
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: JR on October 20, 2016, 12:00:50 AM
Here it shows how much room I had. You cannot turn over under the low parts and not quit crawl under the tall area.

I then ran the new pipe over the main line, the CAT led light was great for all this!

Upon cutting a section out, I found it was a 3 inch line and not 4 inch (for which I had all the fittings) so made dash to the local ACE
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: JR on October 20, 2016, 12:06:54 AM
I had flushed the line well so little was in there, but what was there was not pretty.

I made up a fitting and used rubber slip couplers to tie it all in. This also let me angle it just right for the line coming over.

I then snugged up the zip ties I attached to the beams giving the pipe a 12 in drop in 20 ft.

Worked like a champ and the disposal now does not backflow at all. Good training for the bathroom I am adding upstairs.

The only bad in all this is the pipe is right in the center of the crawl space, center of the house and perpendicular as well so you have to go over/under to get buy.
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: DDS on October 20, 2016, 08:04:39 AM
I had flushed the line well so little was in there, but what was there was not pretty.

I made up a fitting and used rubber slip couplers to tie it all in. This also let me angle it just right for the line coming over.

I then snugged up the zip ties I attached to the beams giving the pipe a 12 in drop in 20 ft.

Worked like a champ and the disposal now does not backflow at all. Good training for the bathroom I am adding upstairs.

The only bad in all this is the pipe is right in the center of the crawl space, center of the house and perpendicular as well so you have to go over/under to get buy.

More pitch is not necessarily better especially in a kitchen sink drain. You should have 1/4" per foot of pitch on 1 1/2"-3" pipe & 1/8" per foot of pitch on 4"+ pipe. So in your case, 5" of drop. Too much pitch will cause the water to surpass the waste which will clog the pipe. I see it all the time. I've been a licensed plumber for 18+ yrs.
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: Bigdave_185 on October 20, 2016, 08:23:52 AM
Crawl spaces give me the willies


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Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: Farmer Jon on October 20, 2016, 08:05:28 PM
Crawl spaces give me the willies


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I second that. I need to get under my deck and pile some more dirt up against the house because I'm gettin a little water in the basement. Just keep telling myself. Suck it up Nancy and get your butt under there.

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Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: JR on October 20, 2016, 10:19:27 PM
DDS thanks for the info. Think I am good at 12in drop in 20 ft.

It wasn't all that bad being lit up well and having the tyvek suit on. Did find 1 rotted out rat (used to have a problem with em, now have cats)
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: Bigdave_185 on October 20, 2016, 10:46:55 PM
You should take a picture of that led light on a dark road so we can see the output.  Looked like it would be really durable.  From time to time I have to get into a temp chamber at work that is -70 ish and the standard light won't hold up to the temp changes.  The crew light should do well


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Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: JR on October 20, 2016, 11:12:22 PM
-70??
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: Bigdave_185 on October 21, 2016, 12:13:06 AM
-70.  Thermal testing and other environmental tests for different things and so on and so forth, it makes for a really cold in and out of the temp chamber


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Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: TexasRedNeck on October 21, 2016, 07:46:32 AM
DDS thanks for the info. Think I am good at 12in drop in 20 ft.

It wasn't all that bad being lit up well and having the tyvek suit on. Did find 1 rotted out rat (used to have a problem with em, now have cats)
Jr thats 4x the recommended slope. DDS/plumber (wth???) is right. Waste has to float on/with water to make it to the sewer.

Make sure and use plenty of water


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Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: JR on October 21, 2016, 10:15:24 AM
If they had just slopped it form the original spot to over the vent, then turned vs that big S setup it would have been fine.

I am guessing at the 12in, but better more than none. Think I am just under double though. 20ft (240in) / 12in = 20. So I have just under 1/4 per foot.
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: BobbyB on October 21, 2016, 12:00:20 PM
Found out it's going to cost $1,1xx or $1,2xx to fix the Saturn.
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: EL TATE on October 21, 2016, 12:53:05 PM
what's going on with the saturd?
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: BobbyB on October 21, 2016, 04:15:28 PM
what's going on with the saturd?

Either the slave cylinder or the clutch. The mechanic (who I know) has to remove the transmission to get to the slave cylinder out, said do the clutch while it's out. Probably find out Tuesday exactly what's wrong, but with parts and labor might as well knock out the problem and a potential future problem.

Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: EL TATE on October 21, 2016, 05:48:57 PM
For sure. I had a couple Berettas back in the day, similar platform. Worth doing both. what year and model is the Saturn?
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: KensAuto on October 21, 2016, 06:30:29 PM
If they had just slopped it form the original spot to over the vent, then turned vs that big S setup it would have been fine.

I am guessing at the 12in, but better more than none. Think I am just under double though. 20ft (240in) / 12in = 20. So I have just under 1/4 per foot.

Is that some Cali math JR?  12/20= .6 inches per foot.
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: TexasRedNeck on October 21, 2016, 08:25:24 PM
I bought a sign for Don

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Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: Flyin6 on October 21, 2016, 08:56:48 PM
I bought a sign for Don

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Well, I'll mount it in a conspicuous place!
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: TexasRedNeck on October 21, 2016, 10:10:56 PM
:-)


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Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: stlaser on October 21, 2016, 10:39:35 PM
I bought a sign for Don

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Well, I'll mount it in a conspicuous place!

Might I suggest near your riding gear..... ;D
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: TexasRedNeck on October 21, 2016, 11:01:51 PM
Just finished watching Lone Survivor. Liked the book better ( esp since mine is autographed!).

I wish they'd have included the part where Marcus gave his bloody Texas flag patch to Bush


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Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: JR on October 21, 2016, 11:20:26 PM
Nice sign, like my bigger hammer or follow directions signs.

I didn't measure the slope it is guesstimate but it looks about a foot for the run. I didn't finish the math (2/12) but it would be .6 if my slop is that much.
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: Sammconn on October 21, 2016, 11:39:09 PM
Well, have confirmation that my inverter is on its way. Took a couple days to get to Canada, now on to me. Hope it makes it before the weekend, not that I'll get that far, but will be nice to get started.
Panels are in the back of the truck, charge controller as well.
Probably should find a ground rod, not much grounding so far, other than the windmill tower.
I for see a fairly complex 'oil change'' in the electric stuff.
Currently it is all one circuit, protected by generator breaker.
With 30 amps coming from the new inverter I'll likely add a Lakeland maybe go to two circuits.

Still looking for a few odds and sods that I can think of, then it will be what I've forgot or neglected to think about...
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: JR on October 22, 2016, 02:42:35 AM
Did you say it was 4 panels, or was that Don?
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: BobbyB on October 22, 2016, 03:03:17 AM
For sure. I had a couple Berettas back in the day, similar platform. Worth doing both. what year and model is the Saturn?
07 Ion level 2
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: Sammconn on October 22, 2016, 10:19:27 AM
Did you say it was 4 panels, or was that Don?
Yes 4@265 watt.
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: Sammconn on October 22, 2016, 03:22:12 PM
Found a used Glock 21 today!
So I bought it as the price was right for up here.

The pic cause I know the rules...

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Now to wait on the transfer paperwork...
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: TexasRedNeck on October 22, 2016, 03:42:14 PM
Sure is a funny looking trigger.....


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Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: Flyin6 on October 22, 2016, 04:31:59 PM
I have one of those hammers!

Nice full sized gun...Doubles as a framing hammer as well!
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: TexasRedNeck on October 22, 2016, 04:45:38 PM
Yep. That's my stockpile of choice.


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Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: Sammconn on October 22, 2016, 07:33:31 PM
Yes funny trigger...lol. Just a stock Glock as it turned out. 
I don't get how they don't like taking the locks off in the stores up here.
Finally did, but took a lot of work to convince them to do it so I could strip and inspect under the slide.

Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: JR on October 22, 2016, 10:23:56 PM
That is the new hillary-obama safe trigger.

First you give blood, then have it DNA matched and talk nice to the bad guy waiting for it to open.
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: JR on October 22, 2016, 10:53:23 PM
Hung a pulley in the tree for getting this up there.
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: KensAuto on October 22, 2016, 11:27:21 PM
In for the carnage pics.

I know with out a doubt, if I was doing that job,  something would go terribly wrong.

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Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: JR on October 23, 2016, 01:25:34 AM
Carnage? As Don said riding the little XR100,,,,,,,,,,,,,
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: Bigdave_185 on October 23, 2016, 02:10:08 AM
Are you building a spare bedroom or is this where the stair case goes from the man cave?


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Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: kampfitt on October 23, 2016, 08:08:18 AM
Put in back stop for our 500 yd range. Already have 25 yd and 100 yd all done.
Good ol Massey backhoe!
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Loading 72 Chevy Plow Truck
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About 1 yd on truck and 1 yd in backhoe
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EzDumper works great
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Then ran out of fuel in backhoe :-[ That took an hour to get restarted!   Someone forgot to check the fuel!
No pics it wasn't pretty, didn't get done till dark!
Finished backstop just need target frame put up
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Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: TexasRedNeck on October 23, 2016, 08:40:33 AM
That is one super cool truck


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Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: TexasRedNeck on October 23, 2016, 01:01:23 PM
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Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: KensAuto on October 23, 2016, 03:29:19 PM
I feel your pain brother. How you liking this year's "Fall"?....seems like summer's dragging on and on.
Did some family oil changes today,  and now some tin hanging. (http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20161023/546418bffaf3564649893f4f89c623ed.jpg)

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Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: Bigdave_185 on October 23, 2016, 04:53:21 PM
I got the truck off the jacks stands today


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Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: Flyin6 on October 23, 2016, 06:50:11 PM
Boy's team won their second playoff game 13-6

He got a bunch of great tackles!

They are in the super bowl next weekend to determine who is best in Northern Kentucky
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: stlaser on October 23, 2016, 07:59:29 PM
I feel your pain brother. How you liking this year's "Fall"?....seems like summer's dragging on and on.
Did some family oil changes today,  and now some tin hanging. (http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20161023/546418bffaf3564649893f4f89c623ed.jpg)

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What's the new roofed area for?
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: KensAuto on October 23, 2016, 08:04:56 PM
I keep some goodies in those containers,  and in the summer they get about *150, so trying to knock that down and at the same time give me a place to store engines,  small forklift, etc. I already had the metal....leftover from a mini storage site.

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Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: Nate on October 24, 2016, 07:16:43 AM
i will be starting an 8 week CDL course
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: kampfitt on October 24, 2016, 07:45:17 AM
Had a friend from work come out and sight in his new 300 Win. Mag. at 300 yrds
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Here's another notice the Baby DMax in the back ground, He Loves it! He's goten 34 mpg on two different road trips.
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No pics but moved back to 500 ydrs and got my little Savage 223 Woodchuck gun out , Son went 4-4 So I had to show him and went 4-4 and quit with a tie before I got beat!! Marv pulled out the 300 and went 2-3, He's never shot out past 200 So that put a smile on his face :D
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: stlaser on October 24, 2016, 08:36:55 AM
i will be starting an 8 week CDL course

So you landed a job with that outfit then?
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: EL TATE on October 24, 2016, 10:37:13 AM
For sure. I had a couple Berettas back in the day, similar platform. Worth doing both. what year and model is the Saturn?
07 Ion level 2

Sorry, outside of the realm of my experience Bobby.
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: Bigdave_185 on October 24, 2016, 01:57:01 PM
Can some of your guys that have good relationships with your tire shop check this price for me.   I think it's ok  but want to verify
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Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: Nate on October 24, 2016, 01:59:39 PM
i will be starting an 8 week CDL course

So you landed a job with that outfit then?

Nope, i figured why not take advantage of a $15K course for free while i am waiting for something to develope.  Besides, this company has lifetime job placement.
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: BobbyB on October 24, 2016, 04:27:29 PM
Sorry, outside of the realm of my experience Bobby.

No worries. It's supposed to be disassembled tomorrow. If the guy orders the parts today.
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: Bigdave_185 on October 24, 2016, 08:23:56 PM
Ideas (http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20161025/bde415fe5d3be174ce9333794a12dafa.png)


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Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: JR on October 25, 2016, 01:15:21 AM
Little more work on the stairs, Scout meeting and bent these;
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: Nate on October 25, 2016, 07:04:22 AM
You trying to make a tarp and bow set for your trailer?
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: EL TATE on October 25, 2016, 10:56:37 AM
Not what I did today, but Saturday, so WDYDS? Took the family to the pumpkin patch in Snohomish. Cyndie's on my left, from my right, Mom, oldest sister, middle sister, youngest sister, brother in law, nieces/nephew front row. We were there from 1:30pm to dusk. Lots of activities for the kiddos.
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Post by: Flyin6 on October 25, 2016, 11:53:28 AM
^^^Fun day!
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: JR on October 25, 2016, 01:29:54 PM
Thats great Nate.

We just came back from the Winchester Mystery House.
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: Sammconn on October 25, 2016, 01:36:47 PM
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I like it! Always hated cleaning up clays where they're not supposed to stay.

Nice day at the patch too Nate.
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: Nate on October 25, 2016, 02:17:34 PM
Thats great Nate.

We just came back from the Winchester Mystery House.

You mean tate jr?

I was asking what you bent up the metal bars for?
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: KensAuto on October 25, 2016, 02:19:11 PM
I like that target idea as well, except I'd probably have the whole thing destroyed in just a few shots.
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: JR on October 25, 2016, 03:28:26 PM
You are dead on with the bars. Have the 5.9 with tranny and other parts in a old LUV bed trailer.

Cheap too being just 3/4 conduit. So about $30 invested there with the bender. Need a tarp then some angle for the bed rails. Weld a few pins on and done.

Yep, meant Tate. Got a buddy down the street named Nate.
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: EL TATE on October 25, 2016, 05:02:47 PM
Target idea is great, we had a similar setup on the black powder range at scout camp. JR, you're bringing back memories of my never realized plans to chop the wagoneer and make a soft top cover for it with a similar setup. NATE, nice to see you got something to keep you occupied.
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: Bob/OlallaWa on October 25, 2016, 05:31:45 PM
i will be starting an 8 week CDL course

So you landed a job with that outfit then?

Nope, i figured why not take advantage of a $15K course for free while i am waiting for something to develope.  Besides, this company has lifetime job placement.

So a CDL course is 15K now? Does that include a passing grade on the test even if you need to redo part of it? While at the County Road Dept. we did all the training, provided the truck and trailer and a driver to deliver the truck to the test area. If I remember correctly we even paid for the endorsement as the job required it. The renewals were on the drivers not us. Darn man do you really want to rattle around in a tractor or dump truck at your age? Too many other things to do  than be a driver with all the bull to have to wade through.
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: BobbyB on October 25, 2016, 05:34:12 PM
Put a new battery in XJ, since the other one was completely dead. Figured I could use it to get to work instead of borrowing Dad's truck. Put the battery in, she roared to life. Was about to get a hold of insurance and tell them I need full coverage when the mechanic called and said the Saturn is done.. Guess XJ gets to go back into the underground storage. Also found a small leak in XJ at the rear diff... yay me.
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: Bigdave_185 on October 25, 2016, 11:08:08 PM
 I think the target works good for youth or hand guns.  I have billion ideas of targets but no way to produce them


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Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: stlaser on October 25, 2016, 11:56:31 PM
Put a new battery in XJ, since the other one was completely dead. Figured I could use it to get to work instead of borrowing Dad's truck. Put the battery in, she roared to life. Was about to get a hold of insurance and tell them I need full coverage when the mechanic called and said the Saturn is done.. Guess XJ gets to go back into the underground storage. Also found a small leak in XJ at the rear diff... yay me.

Hold up, did I just hear the xj received some love? Granted it was kinda a football butt pat lovin but ya gotta start somewhere! ;D
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: TexasRedNeck on October 25, 2016, 11:58:02 PM
Today I laid another 28 bags of cedar mulch. And ordered another set of Alpine component 6 1/2 speakers for the front doors on the LB7. That will allow me to get after the replacement of the regulators with the new AC Delco regulators, dynamat and new door pull (drivers side). Eventually I'll get a 5 channel amp and a new head unit (double din conversion) and a single 10 inch sub.


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Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: JR on October 26, 2016, 12:10:28 AM
I gave up my Class A-B CDL when I retired. So many restrictions now, homeland security and such. Wish I kept a non-commercial.

That bow is simple for the little trailer. Got a HF tarp and $20 in metal today. No rain tomorrow so I can build!

I have something in the works for the 1101 trailer also with leftover stuff from a trampoline.

Any more updates on the money pit Bobby?
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: Bob/OlallaWa on October 26, 2016, 12:46:59 AM
I gave up my Class A-B CDL when I retired. So many restrictions now, homeland security and such. Wish I kept a non-commercial.

That bow is simple for the little trailer. Got a HF tarp and $20 in metal today. No rain tomorrow so I can build!

I have something in the works for the 1101 trailer also with leftover stuff from a trampoline.

Any more updates on the money pit Bobby?

That's right, you guys need a non commercial rider to pull RV's over a certain size now don't you. We can still pull ours the length of your state with out it so far anyway.
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: BobbyB on October 26, 2016, 02:50:08 AM
Hold up, did I just hear the xj received some love? Granted it was kinda a football butt pat lovin but ya gotta start somewhere! ;D

Yea XJ got a little bit of love. I'm hoping to get a couple other small things knocked out before the snow starts. I'm planning on waiting as long as possible before driving XJ, so I should have some time to take care of them.

Any more updates on the money pit Bobby?

Other than the slave cylinder, clutch and a bushing being replaced, the only other thing I know is that it's about $1,255 total with parts and labor. I haven't picked the car up yet, doing that after work.
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: EL TATE on October 26, 2016, 10:47:52 AM
Bobby, are you leaking at one of the seals or the cover?
Title: Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
Post by: EL TATE on October 26, 2016, 10:54:30 AM
Today I laid another 28 bags of cedar mulch. And ordered another set of Alpine component 6 1/2 speakers for the front doors on the LB7. That will allow me to get after the replacement of the regulators with the new AC Delco regulators, dynamat and new door pull (drivers side). Eventually I'll get a 5 channel amp and a ne