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CIEMR / Re: Very sad day for Bourbon lovers
« on: Today at 08:48:54 PM »
Interesting fact, Stranahans here in Denver pumps moisture into their warehouse where the barrels are stored to keep humidity at 40% constant. Being this is high desert 40% is as high as they can get the concrete block building up to. The reason they do this is to keep evaporation to a minimum.

The other interesting fact is that the evaporation of the bourbon has been called ?angel shares? ever since grain whiskey was produced. I think it started in Scotland actually & correct me if I?m wrong but I believe they age their scotch a minimum of 3 years versus bourbon which is 2 years. So back in the early 1800?s apparently the Scottish didn?t understand evaporation. So since their whiskey was stored under lock & key to be aged the only explanation for the loss was that the angels must have come down & stole a bit. Thus the term angel shares.   :likebutton:

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D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: Today at 08:38:11 PM »
Dave, that looks to be a Ford bronco on that boys shirt. Starting them off right I see...... :likebutton:

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CIEMR / How many books come in a set of encyclopedias?
« on: Today at 04:56:27 PM »
Answer: more than one so a test may have been a good idea first......

Also worth noting, over 30 average Americans didn?t consider the above ^^^^^ 

:facepalm:

New video shows woman trying to resist YouTube stunt that killed boyfriend

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D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: Today at 10:05:45 AM »
Let me guess. She played the ole "I'm afraid of what he might do" card, and daddy came running?

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Honestly, I don?t think so. Granted I?m 6?3? but I?ve never put a hand on a female in anger & this was more frustration anyhow so it really wasn?t an anger situation.

The back story is Daddy was worth a lot of money at the time. He was raised Amish & left church at 15, made a ton of money without a high school education. With his original upbringing girls weren?t taught a lot & add in to the fact he had money she wasn?t taught basics that I teach my girls. I had been on my own since pretty young even running our families finances at around 14 after my parents split. At the time I was a production manager & bs gets people killed in the steel business so I was no bs. There is the conflict.

Now, she will tell you today she wasn?t taught much by her Dad. But then it was a frustrating couple of years. She?s highly educated at this point & runs a hospital so we?re not talking about the same girl at all or me for that matter. Age tends to calm most men down. It will be 16 years in Oct for us & we?re great but year 15 was the roughest on record. So you?ll have that in marriage I guess.

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D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: Today at 08:38:22 AM »
First major fight, hmmmmmm. Well, not my finest moment but I?ll bite. Probably not the first major fight but one I think we both recall vividly.


So we built our first house (kinda like Dave) with a ton of sweat equity. Move in and I?m
working long hours in steel shop during summer in Indiana with 100% humidity. I come home and wife has ac running and windows open. So I ask her what she?s doing & she tells me she wanted fresh air. To which my reply was well if you want fresh air go outside or keep windows open & turn off the ac. We?re not cooling the outside here.

Following day I come home, ac blasting away & windows open. I walk in and go to wall with thermostat. Took my hand and shoved it down wall into cheap plastic thermostat knocking it off the wall. She made her choice.......

This $7 thermostat I had to buy & replace turned into a huge blow up including her father who came over and we agreed if we never spoke again it was ok with both of us. I think that conversation ended by me telling him to get off my property.

For the record, probably not the best way to handle the situation by knocking thermostat off the wall. There's easier ways to make a point but this was a 24 year olds way I guess. 

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CIEMR / Re: Very sad day for Bourbon lovers
« on: June 22, 2018, 06:49:24 PM »
Well, you know it is the tuck. Musta collected too many refrigerators on their front porch & it brought the whole building down when it collapsed......  :tongue:

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CIEMR / Very sad day for Bourbon lovers
« on: June 22, 2018, 05:56:49 PM »
 :cry:

Bourbon storage facility collapses in Kentucky, sending barrels crashing to ground

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Construction and Building / Re: Adirondack Chair Project
« on: June 22, 2018, 04:06:45 PM »
Copy, looks good!  :likebutton:

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Construction and Building / Re: Adirondack Chair Project
« on: June 22, 2018, 11:41:47 AM »
Any consideration taken to drying the lumber?

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D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: June 22, 2018, 12:03:18 AM »
Norm bid (& the key here is he won said item) on something close in proximity to me. He then texted me & set me up.

Apparently the guy he bought said item from can?t move said item & Norm concluded I have a strong back......

 :knucklehead:

 :knucklehead:

So, I?m going to work up an appetite tomorrow night before the wife & I head to our reservation at Samples.

Here?s the kicker though, Norm never asked me what my fee would be!

 :popcorn:

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Build Threads / Re: 2008 Jeep Jk 4 Door
« on: June 21, 2018, 10:43:10 AM »
Copy, Thanks Tate


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Build Threads / Re: 2008 Jeep Jk 4 Door
« on: June 21, 2018, 09:37:18 AM »
bonus Nate is that it's 15 min from my doorstep...?. :beercheers:

so the F150 for the last 5K miles has at times and it is really random starts hard on occasion. Truck for 26K started every time immediately, like you bump it and it fired up quick. So 5k ago it started to crank for at least 3-4 sec then start every time, on occasion it may go 7-10 sec and start. Weird part is you can let off the key and it will continue to stumble then start on those 7-10 sec starts. So we had the fuel system flushed 5K ago with BG products (Ford recommends at 60K to do this and we did it at 53K). No change, so took it back and they replaced both fuel pumps. I drove it to Texas, then Indiana and back to Colorado 3400 miles without issue. Get back to hippy land and maybe at 57K it started up again when it got into the 90's here last week. I called dealer and scheduled an appointment this week which has been in 70's and they say no issue. I told them to keep it until it gets into mid 90's starting next Tuesday and test it again. Truck isn't right, not throwing any codes and it only happens sometimes. I may sell the thing, I bought it right over a year ago so I can probably get out of it for what I paid maybe a little more. We'll see...??.

In these new vehicles you don't need keep the key cranked until it fires.  Just bump it and the electronics take over from there.  It will keep turning over until it fires up, or until the system times out should it take to long.

Bear, I was wondering about that but the service (phone guy behind desk not tech) asked me if the starter was still turning or it was the motor stumbling to start. Honestly, it's hard to tell but I assumed it was the motor stumbling. So that makes more sense really, it never timed out as of yet for the record.

Here again this is the same guy who tried to tell me that a 10:1 compression motor wasn't high compression and 91 octane might be causing the issue...???. :rolleyes:

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Build Threads / Re: 2008 Jeep Jk 4 Door
« on: June 20, 2018, 10:17:51 PM »
It has never not started, just irritating & afraid at some point it will leave me stranded....

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Build Threads / Re: 2008 Jeep Jk 4 Door
« on: June 20, 2018, 07:07:56 PM »
bonus Nate is that it's 15 min from my doorstep...?. :beercheers:

so the F150 for the last 5K miles has at times and it is really random starts hard on occasion. Truck for 26K started every time immediately, like you bump it and it fired up quick. So 5k ago it started to crank for at least 3-4 sec then start every time, on occasion it may go 7-10 sec and start. Weird part is you can let off the key and it will continue to stumble then start on those 7-10 sec starts. So we had the fuel system flushed 5K ago with BG products (Ford recommends at 60K to do this and we did it at 53K). No change, so took it back and they replaced both fuel pumps. I drove it to Texas, then Indiana and back to Colorado 3400 miles without issue. Get back to hippy land and maybe at 57K it started up again when it got into the 90's here last week. I called dealer and scheduled an appointment this week which has been in 70's and they say no issue. I told them to keep it until it gets into mid 90's starting next Tuesday and test it again. Truck isn't right, not throwing any codes and it only happens sometimes. I may sell the thing, I bought it right over a year ago so I can probably get out of it for what I paid maybe a little more. We'll see...??.

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Build Threads / Re: 2008 Jeep Jk 4 Door
« on: June 20, 2018, 06:01:11 PM »
Thanks Bob, goal is once I get the f150 back from dealer (hopefully next week) then to pull rear axle on jk. Get this one bolted in along with a new set of bilstein shocks & then get brakes swapped over along with new set of vented rotors on rear & shafts installed. Once that?s done I will pull measurement for rear drive shaft & have Jess over at high angle get one of his premium units built for me. Then it?s break in time for this setup. Once that?s all done hopefully I will be close on front axle.

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Build Threads / Re: 2008 Jeep Jk 4 Door
« on: June 20, 2018, 04:58:41 PM »
Whole bunch of hurtin going on in this thread. Shawn you should have known better, this could go on forever.

Bob, I?m doing my best to try & keep them occupied with pics. You know ?hey look squirrel!? Or in Ken?s case Hillary or Nate?s case Rocky Mountain Oysters well maybe not those but definitely biscuits......

Speaking of which btw Nate, planning on hitting up a place called Samples this weekend in Longmont CO.

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Build Threads / Re: 2008 Jeep Jk 4 Door
« on: June 20, 2018, 04:48:54 PM »
Well, I?m thinkin you all a bunch of weenies......

Ok, primered whole thing then two top coats on the bottom side of semi gloss black. Will let it sit overnight & flip in morning then shoot two more coats top side.


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Build Threads / Re: 2008 Jeep Jk 4 Door
« on: June 20, 2018, 12:06:19 PM »
Yep, you?d think they?d have more respect for a fellow members thread.... :huh:

Primer......


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Build Threads / Re: 2008 Jeep Jk 4 Door
« on: June 19, 2018, 11:06:16 PM »
Ok Nate, I didn?t use politically correct forum decorum apparently......

Yes, I quoted you but replied to both you and Ken?s comment. Ken stated the parts look good or something & I thanked him, then your quote I answered at length.  :facepalm:  :popcorn:

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Build Threads / Re: 2008 Jeep Jk 4 Door
« on: June 19, 2018, 08:57:25 PM »

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Hide Site / Re: Hide Site/Bug-out location Construction, Part 5
« on: June 19, 2018, 08:45:43 PM »
Sawmill needs some shade, the rest is looking good.

I was wondering about the catfish pilots house, did they choose to rebuild?

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Build Threads / Re: 2008 Jeep Jk 4 Door
« on: June 19, 2018, 08:35:45 PM »
Hopefully you took some pics of the fitment issue so you can send them to Tate and he can have a discussion with lube locker?

Thanks Ken, I didn?t but Tate can take one of his third member chunks & pull
an LL gasket then mate the two together & see for himself. Mine may very well seep from that lower bolt hole & if it does I?ll have pics then too.....

Just so someone doesn?t misread this the Yukon third and the Currie housing aligned perfectly when mating them together.

My only complaint in regards to Randy?s parts if there was one were the smallish bolt heads for the ring gear. I?m guessing it is a universal standard bolt they use and clearance with some components may be an issue on certain applications. So it?s not really a complaint as I get the manufacturing side of why they did it & it was only $10 or so for me to get ones that had a larger head. Reality is the ones in the kit would probably have been ok but for $10 it was worth it to me to use a beefier bolt.

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Build Threads / Re: 2008 Jeep Jk 4 Door
« on: June 19, 2018, 06:35:08 PM »
Housing with a lube locker gasket, LL needs to address fitment on the Ford 9 third, it's off a bit. I made it work but one of the lower bolt holes tore on the outside of the bolt. I think it will be ok but time will tell.



40 ft pounds and torque pattern



Tate's pretty parts including a grizzly locker & believe it or not that little hobart welding table is holding up this axle for assembly...... :popcorn:










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Build Threads / Re: 2008 Jeep Jk 4 Door
« on: June 19, 2018, 06:30:23 PM »
Ok, so little more progress. I am going to get the rear axle painted tomorrow. I had assembled the third member prior but needed to get it stuffed into the currie housing. One thing I noticed the guy who ordered this housing didn't opt to pay $120 to have a drain bung welded into the very bottom so I could drag it over everything. Fortunately, years ago I designed these HD fill bungs for my diff covers and buy them in bulk so I had one laying around and decided we would install it so I could change the fluid easier in the future. These weld in bungs run $7 retail so it's a steal if you can drill a hole and weld it in yourself, as an added bonus you can put it where you want. I chose off to the side a bit away from the magnet currie has glued inside the housing.













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Faith Discussion / Re: Prayer Request thread
« on: June 19, 2018, 10:17:07 AM »
Done

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D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: June 19, 2018, 09:50:14 AM »
Speaking of which how is Duane & family doing?

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CIEMR / Re: Obamaland
« on: June 18, 2018, 09:57:19 PM »
Actually, skeletor did have a plan.  It was to flip flop and reneg on his promise after going to the border for a photo op to say we needed a border plan.....

Maverick I tell ya....... :rolleyes:

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CIEMR / Re: Obamaland
« on: June 18, 2018, 09:31:21 PM »
You don?t have to apologize on my account - I was one of the canaries in the coal mine!  He never did ANYTHING of notoriety while he was in Illinois, so I couldn?t fathom why anyone with a brain would vote for him on a National level.  SMH

Because McCain was his opposition, the senator from AZ who didn?t have an immigration plan among other things.......

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Hide Site / Re: Hide Site/Bug-out location Construction, Part 5
« on: June 18, 2018, 12:46:22 AM »
They tend to stress fracture over time & then tear (slow process), best bet is to reinforce it from the start so it never goes anywhere while it?s straight. Really it?s the only weak link on them other than normal stuff like suspension & axle parts & maybe a coupler at some point if it?s not a pintle setup.

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Hide Site / Re: Hide site, retirement site.
« on: June 17, 2018, 08:30:21 PM »
But are they amphibious?

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Not that it would help Charles but I think H would float, just a consideration in case you get stuck in a flood Ken.

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Hide Site / Re: Hide site, retirement site.
« on: June 17, 2018, 04:47:48 PM »
Dave, is that 4 wheel drive? Buddy if mine in SE KY had to have one that was to mow his mountain side yard.....

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Hide Site / Re: Hide site, retirement site.
« on: June 17, 2018, 02:04:48 PM »
I don?t see Paddle tires on the mower yet...


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FIFY

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Hide Site / Re: Hide site, retirement site.
« on: June 16, 2018, 09:41:30 PM »
Here I was thinking fish breeding habitat

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Hide Site / Re: Hide site, retirement site.
« on: June 16, 2018, 09:19:56 PM »
You laugh. Mowing by the pond is like don piloting his chinook thu enemy territory.  It?s rough terrain and danger is everywhere. Only the fearless tread where I send that mower


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The bottom of the fish pond? Carp maybe?

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Hide Site / Re: Hide site, retirement site.
« on: June 16, 2018, 08:19:00 PM »
You shouldn?t call your wife names like that. I second Ken?s idea. We need a mrs redneck on here


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Preferably one who is quick with a camcorder, we need more videos....

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Build Threads / Re: Project/Beater "boozer"
« on: June 16, 2018, 09:00:01 AM »
Reminds me of when my kids were little, we had one dirt bike for three girls. My theory is if we had two then they would have run into each other.

I don?t think he broke it from his post last night btw

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Hide Site / Re: Hide Site/Bug-out location Construction, Part 5
« on: June 16, 2018, 08:57:20 AM »
Why you gotta rain on his parade Shawn? lol

(even if it's not the one you're thinking of, the tongue is still far from being safe with Don using it)   :cheesy:

Just being helpful.....

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Hide Site / Re: Hide Site/Bug-out location Construction, Part 5
« on: June 15, 2018, 11:34:30 PM »
If it?s the trailer I think it is, when you overload it too much and the front a-frame starts to tear from where it goes under the front of the deck give me a call & I?ll tell you how to fix it for good.  :popcorn:  :likebutton:

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Construction and Building / Re: Dave’s house
« on: June 15, 2018, 07:44:24 PM »
Dave, I was implying the owner let?s his job sites look like this so it?s his issue. I do know that I don?t buy houses or use contractors who operate in this manner. The logic is ?well they let this go then what other things do they let slide?, you get the idea. Appearance is everything.....

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Construction and Building / Re: Dave’s house
« on: June 15, 2018, 01:35:17 PM »
It?s starts at the top Dave, somebody?s signs a check.......

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Build Threads / Re: Project/Beater "boozer"
« on: June 15, 2018, 01:29:41 PM »
Didn?t he say he broke something but never clarified what it was?

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Construction and Building / Re: Dave’s house
« on: June 14, 2018, 06:49:34 PM »
Dave, I was going to ask about the mess in a prior post but didn?t want to offend you. I?ve never worked in construction where that was ok, we had to clean up at the end of every day. It was the same in my shop you cleaned up at end of the day regardless if another shift came in on your area after you.

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D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: June 13, 2018, 11:14:46 PM »
Stumbled across this film Ken obviously directed....

https://youtu.be/ZLRu6PJtRv4

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D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: June 13, 2018, 10:12:53 PM »
Looks good, may need to address this on our house as the Golden?s are wearing that stair paint right off in a hurry

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Build Threads / Re: 89 K1500 Refresh
« on: June 13, 2018, 05:15:42 PM »
Yeah but the lift / tire & wheels were cool..... :likebutton:

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Firearms / Re: AR15 issues
« on: June 13, 2018, 10:50:32 AM »
On my last build I assembled the spring on the hammer backwards. Didn?t think it was possible but I was doing it off of memory and screwed it up. Quick inspection and I found my screw up, gave similar results though & with spring not in correctly it didn?t have enough force on the firing pin FYI....

Just a thought.

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Counterbored some holes on these corporate 14 bolt covers, took a little to get all the knobs set up correctly to run it in manual mode. Forgot to take a picture but there is a collar that is mounted to the bottom of the quill. It came loose or was loosened during shipment, so I kept loosing my hard stop, luckily it was moving up so I didn?t go too deep. But I kept having to reset the bottom limit. Quick call to MP & while I was on phone noticed the loose collar issue. They were very responsive & were trying to help however in the end I figured it out while trying to explain my issue.

I did get to talk to Matthew the owner about the mill & it?s features a bit too and feel even more confident that his was the company to purchase the machine from.

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Build Threads / Re: Ramcharger Build
« on: June 12, 2018, 09:07:44 PM »
Good deal, keep us posted on progress

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Cooking equipment / Re: Thinking of buying this grill
« on: June 12, 2018, 10:27:30 AM »
Do they use 316 in grills?

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I don?t know honestly, however I used to cut stainless cooktops for high end commercial kitchen grills and we used 316 on those....

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