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Build Threads / Re: 89 K1500 Refresh
« on: May 25, 2018, 06:03:05 PM »
When he was around 4 years old our son had more than plenty ear infections, one right after the other. Finally the dr. put him on a low dose  of penicillin for extended time like 30 days. Ear infections not so much any more, but to this day if he gets water in the ears he has problems. Hope the tubes help, kids in pain are no fun.

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D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: May 23, 2018, 08:20:10 PM »
I wouldn't just drive it but then that is me. How big a deduct and what is the estimate to get it well again. How much will they raise the rates on you.  Never an easy choice when it still is usable right..

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D.O.T. / Pro football
« on: May 23, 2018, 07:30:08 PM »
Well it looks like the NFL is coming to the same idea I had to start with. Too bad it is soo late, don't know that I will be watching again this year.

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CIEMR / Re: Just when I thought I had won
« on: May 23, 2018, 01:27:07 PM »

It was for sure my lucky day. Phone rang, I answered it and the guy introduced himself as an attorney and that I had won the sweepstakes. Man, I was so happy, then he said it was a drawing from my credit card and a purchase from Walmart on Dec. 22 2018. Won 175,000 and a new BMW. Problem I had was I wasn't close to my local Walmart on the date he said, I was on a ship coming into Florida. All was good right up to the point I needed to wire 350.00 to New York for registration fees. Well 4 calls later I told him it was being tapped and the Attorney General was getting set up. No more calls, so I guess I didn't win after all.


This morning my wife gets a call that my credit card is being used for 16 accounts on iTunes. I don't even have one account there. So no credit card to use while I wait for the new card to show up. One minute a new car, a bunch of money, 16 itune accounts to use, now I don't even have a card to use to fill my truck with fuel. Sure glad the bank watches the charges on my
 card.

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D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: May 22, 2018, 11:20:01 PM »
Tex, your job might be great, but, I hate flying and waiting for the flight is not good at all.

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D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: May 22, 2018, 10:41:20 PM »
Me thinks most of the problem would be the 60-70 hours per week. That crap really tugs on the family life as well as vehicle maintenance. I just don't drive them all much then it is only a twice a year maintenance issue. Just let the dealer service the two we use most.

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CIEMR / Re: Just when I thought I had won
« on: May 22, 2018, 10:34:36 PM »
You would think the voice enhancers would sound just a bit more human. 

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CIEMR / Just when I thought I had won
« on: May 22, 2018, 09:53:33 PM »
It was for sure my lucky day. Phone rang, I answered it and the guy introduced himself as an attorney and that I had won the sweepstakes. Man, I was so happy, then he said it was a drawing from my credit card and a purchase from Walmart on Dec. 22 2018. Won 175,000 and a new BMW. Problem I had was I wasn't close to my local Walmart on the date he said, I was on a ship coming into Florida. All was good right up to the point I needed to wire 350.00 to New York for registration fees. Well 4 calls later I told him it was being tapped and the Attorney General was getting set up. No more calls, so I guess I didn't win after all.

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D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: May 22, 2018, 07:20:53 PM »

I was thinking of Norm too.

Heck, I have 5 vehicles and 2 motorcycles. Even think the 600 honda was red once,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,


Well JR I have 7 vehicles, two boats, a pull trailer RV, and a dump trailer. 3 kind of red colored, Running out of parking area. I guess that puts you in at least 3rd place right now.

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D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: May 22, 2018, 05:22:26 PM »

3 red trucks a mini van and a Mercedes suv?

What are you keeping score???



Oh boy, sounds like a bet I have more vehicles than you game coming on. Norm would
probably
be in first place

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Construction and Building / Re: The Oracle...Jared's Corner
« on: May 21, 2018, 06:56:47 PM »

Interesting. Must be a pretty exclusive beach in Arizona. Didn?t know such things existed

:-O


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Nope, nothin exclusive at all. Just the Colorado river and Lake Mohave, with lake Havasu just down river. The area really draws the people in since it isn't too far from L.A. and Laughlin NV is just across the river.

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Construction and Building / Re: The Oracle...Jared's Corner
« on: May 21, 2018, 03:49:40 PM »
Interesting, our place in AZ has an oversized garage because the builders thought everyone owned a boat. I was looking at pontoon boats last year but it would not have fit while on the trailer. My wife solved that problem " easier to fish from the beach than have a boat that is too high for the door opening.

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D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: May 21, 2018, 03:43:23 PM »
Dave, that looks amazing. I was blessed by the gravel fairy and got to spread out 4 yards by hand because the driver didn't want to snag my power lines with his bed. (sissy).
Maybe a sissy but it would most likely been one of the last things he did while working for that company....Place looks nice Tate. Since you like to mow grass, we are only a short drive and a long ferry ride away and have a couple mowers ready to go.

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Construction and Building / Re: The Oracle...Jared's Corner
« on: May 20, 2018, 10:28:25 PM »
And just why would you do that? Why not at best charge what it cost you over the original plan, Is it a change order that makes the difference in how much you charge the homeowner?

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Well, my son has a 2001 Dodge PU that needs a front end and a clutch bad. Clutch should be here shortly and the front end parts are on order. Sorry but I do not agree on stuff not lasting like they use to do. Maybe I trade off to often to change my mind but these things last a very long time with proper maintenance.

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D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: May 08, 2018, 08:36:00 PM »
Well Dave it cost my son 60.00 to have new tires mounted and balanced on his truck, He bought them some place else however

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Hide Site / Re: Hide site, retirement site.
« on: May 06, 2018, 08:20:00 PM »
Sure do like the covered porch patio areas. But I am from the rain country...

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Construction and Building / Re: The Oracle...Jared's Corner
« on: May 04, 2018, 09:50:34 PM »
JR, you have to let some one know about them just in case you tip over in the night. When I had to face my health issues, I woke up and let someone know the safe combo and my hiding places. The thought of family not getting my stuff made me change my mind of keeping secret places. Yes someone could get the safe open if needed but then the repair bill would suck.

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Build Threads / Re: LML Duramax build Part 5
« on: May 04, 2018, 09:44:00 PM »
 :beercheers:

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Build Threads / Re: LML Duramax build Part 5
« on: May 04, 2018, 08:21:40 PM »
I guess you really don't know how much of a change in mpg since your are  off on the mph side of the computer from what you were before. Sounds like the work was worth the time spent though with the improvements you have. Great write up by the way...

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Hand Tools, Power Tools, Welders, etc / Re: Bench vise stand
« on: May 01, 2018, 10:39:35 PM »
Nate, a 5 gal. bucket some cement  concrete and a 4X6 makes a nice stand for vices and grinders.

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Hide Site / Re: Hide site, retirement site.
« on: April 27, 2018, 02:32:40 PM »


"I have my entire lawn around the house, make it about 1.0-1.5 acres on a 9 zone water sprinkler system.
You will have problems
Every year, possibility of freeze damage.
My pump has broken several times
The electronics buried in the lawn at various points fails regularly
I mow over and crush heads like all the time
Over a winter, some heads will no longer work or (and this is weird) come up crooked!
I winterize it with air pressure, making sure to blow vegetable oil and WD-40 throughout the system in the fall. Last two years I stopped using it. I guess I really don't care about the nice suburban lawn any more. I'll let the 40 somethings compete all they want. My goal is to park a junk car on my front or side lawn just to mess with them this summer '-))"

1. Freeze damage possible but if blown out properly should not happen and not sure you need to have oil blown into the lines
2.Set the system up with water manifolds for the valves in a shrub bed and run wire loom for the valves laid under the main water line for protection.   
3.Driving over heads and hitting them with the mower, or shoving them down on one side so they come up crooked, and broken water pump ....Just some more Don things...






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Hide Site / Re: Hide site, retirement site.
« on: April 26, 2018, 12:02:07 PM »

Right now I'm just using a couple hoses and tripods.  It's working fine and really makes the investment in a system seem silly.  We'll see if my resolve holds when the heat starts.


At some point you will get tired of moving hoses, forgetting to turn off the water, or change sprinkler locations.

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Try the truck plug-in with another trailer to be sure what you are trying to fix. Like Ken, I would be checking the truck plug-in for corrosion or bad wiring.

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Build Threads / Re: LML Duramax build Part 5
« on: April 21, 2018, 12:12:25 PM »

So no more exhaust brake. I would miss that.

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He could add one to the exhaust system later if he ever needs one.

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Hide Site / Re: Hide site, retirement site.
« on: April 20, 2018, 02:02:20 PM »
When you get ready to do sprinklers, look at the Hunter PGP-ADJ heads. Yes Orbit carries a knock off at Home Depot or Lowes, but not the same quality. Place really looks nice Charles.

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D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: April 17, 2018, 10:25:11 PM »
Just spend the time you need to do a complete clean out and some pump lube every time you put it away and it should last a good long time.

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D.O.T. / Re: Skunk w/ the Diabeeeeeetus under the house
« on: April 17, 2018, 02:30:36 PM »
No kill trap, your wife get the job of releasing it from the trap? Rodents under the house are always a challenge to get rid of, good luck with it.

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Barber's razor strap, man I hated that thing. Black and blue for weeks. :sad:

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Hide Site / Re: Hide Site/Bug-out location Construction, Part 5
« on: April 07, 2018, 01:58:37 PM »
Shucks, touch it up with some JD green paint and all will be well. In a couple years doing that the thing will match the other JD tractors.

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Construction and Building / Re: "12 Square" a 12' X 12' shed project
« on: April 06, 2018, 05:39:07 PM »
Yup that gray will blend a bit, but  the body, might not blend in so good

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D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: April 06, 2018, 11:53:57 AM »

Ready for tin, $1700 worth of tin to be exact.

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Well worth the shade produced.

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Construction and Building / Re: Dave’s house
« on: April 04, 2018, 12:18:53 AM »
And when the cracks appear from settlement??? Non compacted isn't good right?

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General Vehicle Related Discussion / Re: New truck options
« on: April 01, 2018, 06:27:23 PM »
And everything you fix now makes it worth more when you upgrade "if you upgrade"

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General Vehicle Related Discussion / Re: New truck options
« on: April 01, 2018, 03:40:10 PM »
Adding that option almost makes up the cost difference between gas and diesel. And boy howdy the repair cost will go up after adding the extra power to the gas engine.

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Hide Site / Re: Hide site, retirement site.
« on: April 01, 2018, 02:56:50 PM »
Very nice, am betting heading back to work on Mondays just got a bit harder.

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General Vehicle Related Discussion / Re: New truck options
« on: April 01, 2018, 02:53:22 PM »
Dave, I had 3 or 4 trips back to the dealer with DEF issue problems. Poor quality warning mostly. The dealer stayed on the problems and solved the issue with sensor replacement. NOX sensors as I remember, but am betting Ken knows which ones are the problem. My  concern was having the thing go into limp mode because the computer thought the def was bad. Never did go into limp and I enjoyed the truck towing or not. On my 2016 the main computer had to be replaced with only a couple thousand miles on it. That could have happened with either gas or diesel. No issues at all since then.

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General Vehicle Related Discussion / Re: New truck options
« on: April 01, 2018, 02:08:19 PM »
I do not constantly tow more than 10,000 lbs  and have to disagree with you guys. I had the 6.0 GM gas in 3 pickups and had to replace exhaust manifolds and other system parts because the heat from towing destroyed them. I got very tired of listening to the engine trying to destroy its self going uphill. Plenty of power but if you had to slow down for any reason it was very hard to get the rpm back up. Gas mileage sucked towing anything, heavy or not. Other than the problems with the DEF system on my 2011, the diesel has been very reliable and maintenance does not seam any more expensive or time consuming. I keep the engine as it came from the factory, and have the maintenance done as recommended. I think the bigger issue is cost to get into the diesel to start with. Take out a longer loan or pay more each month. If you can afford a diesel and tow at all, it is a better choice. Just have to be a bit careful where the front tires go as the diesel is heavier and you can  get stuck more easily.

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Hide Site / Re: Hide site, retirement site.
« on: March 31, 2018, 01:15:26 PM »
Charles, what did you go with for a pool water heater? We used solar water heaters on the roof to help with the community pool heater. Poor installation or winterizing  resulted in freeze damage so we now only use the propane heater. The solar didn't work all that well up North with the trees and so many cloudy days, but they did help.

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Hide Site / Re: Hide site, retirement site.
« on: March 28, 2018, 11:45:06 AM »
Yikes, I don't think Charles would allow any illegal close to his place. My comment was tongue in cheek, yours is well taken however. Although, I will say those guys do work in some areas where it is very hard to find a legal person to preform the tasks.

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Hide Site / Re: Hide site, retirement site.
« on: March 27, 2018, 11:23:11 PM »
Lookin good....

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Hide Site / Re: Hide site, retirement site.
« on: March 26, 2018, 04:51:53 PM »
Now you need to drive over to Home Depot and hire some help....

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Hide Site / Re: Hide site, retirement site.
« on: March 25, 2018, 07:54:47 PM »
Those poor guys are only looking for a days work...Give them a break, isn't that what the USA is all about????? While my son was in the brush business, it was the circle K to find day labor.

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D.O.T. / Re: Evil Red Dog Lucifer
« on: March 25, 2018, 07:26:23 PM »
Love it, I have listened to these guys since the late 90's

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I have never tried to run a small business but I sure would not want to be running in the red all the time. Too big a hole to climb out of.

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Keep it in the black Ken....Tools are great but, you need to grow within your means my friend. Small business keeps us going and we need you.

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D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: March 24, 2018, 05:06:11 PM »
Well I am not Dave, but I sure hope so......

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Don, keep the load as close to the ground as possible when traveling. Safer and balances out the weight.

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Faith Discussion / Re: Prayer Request thread
« on: March 23, 2018, 09:52:45 PM »
Sorry, thoughts and prayers your way..

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Hide Site / Re: Hide Site/Bug-out location Construction, Part 5
« on: March 23, 2018, 09:50:53 PM »
The rock wall looks good to me, after all it is rustic down there right?

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