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CIEMR / You better believe it!
« on: September 20, 2018, 07:39:05 AM »
Oh, they're coming for us all right!

But I know this for certain: Jesus wins in the end!!!!!!!

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Alternative Energy / Re: Wood Fired Boiler Install
« on: September 19, 2018, 06:15:54 PM »
Don, my welder had one of these (a large one like yours) and he started with two separate runs. Granted he was heating a 40 x 60 insulated shop too however in the end as you don?t want your garage, shop or work space overly warm what he did was ran it to the house heat exchanger first then in return to wood burner he ran the water through the exchanger to the shop. It kept the shop comfortable. This way worked best for his situation, something to consider maybe.
That is exactly how I plan to route the lines

Circuit 1 goes from boiler to the 20 X 20 HE to the 20 plate hot water heater then to the garage heater. Tim tells me the 180 degree water will be down to around 130 when it reaches the garage air handler, plenty enough to keep that room toasty.

Circuit 2 will go to the smaller air handler 18 X 20 first, then on to the 100,000 BTU big garage (30 X 36 X 12) heater.

Luckily for me, there is a lot of experience out there that is readily available that I am reading.

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Alternative Energy / Re: Wood Fired Boiler Install
« on: September 19, 2018, 04:58:03 PM »
I will add a high flow circulation pump to each circuit capable of moving the water up several stories without protest

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Alternative Energy / Re: Wood Fired Boiler Install
« on: September 19, 2018, 04:57:01 PM »
So, spending some time looking at the physical layout of the system

It divides out quite well into two circuits

Circuit 1
           This will include the lower air handler 20 X 20 heat exchanger
           the 20 plate H20 water heater
           the small garage 50'000btu heater

Circuit 2
           The upper air handler 18 X 20 heat exchanger
            the main garage 100,000 btu heater

Now comes the mechanics of the actual routing of the pex lines, placement of items, fittings, valves and things like that

I am thinking I am going to place a lot of valves in the system so that I could, for example, close the inlet/outlet valves for an item to be able to remove it for maintenance.

I'm off to the farm for some work, but upon return the happiness begins

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Our Heros, The "Hooah" or "Ooh-Rah" Place / Re: S-97 Raider
« on: September 19, 2018, 04:38:35 PM »
did you work on earlier versions?
...Not a Sikorsky guy...

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Our Heros, The "Hooah" or "Ooh-Rah" Place / S-97 Raider
« on: September 19, 2018, 03:37:27 PM »
So its flying now

I wonder what name the Army will adopt for it if it enters service???


https://vimeo.com/290525992/99d34c8635

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D.O.T. / About sums it up
« on: September 19, 2018, 03:22:38 PM »
As the world sees things:

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CIEMR / Re: Cavanaugh accuser: Another liberal liar!
« on: September 19, 2018, 03:19:11 PM »
This crap is getting deep indeed!


Daughter Of CIA Assassin Paymaster Tries To Bring Down Trump Supreme Court Nominee Kavanaugh
September 17, 2018 Sorcha Faal Featured, Sorcha Faal 0


September 17, 2018

Daughter Of CIA Assassin Paymaster Tries To Bring Down Trump Supreme Court Nominee Kavanaugh

By: Sorcha Faal, and as reported to her Western Subscribers

An intriguing in-depth new Foreign Intelligence Service (SVR) report circulating in the Kremlin today states that a Stanford University Psychiatry Professor named Dr. Christine Blasey has become the latest centerpiece of a Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) plot to harm President Trump with her last-minute allegation, just days prior to US Senate confirmation, that Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh had attempted to sexually assault her over 30 years ago when they were teenage school children?while being kept from the American people about Dr. Blasey is that she currently oversees the CIA Undergraduate Internship Program Stanford University developed by the notorious CIA-connected Stanford University Psychiatric Professor Dr. Frederick T. Melges?who himself, in 1985, took into his care the homeless woman Lois Lang who assassinated CIA paymaster Nick Deak?and that afterwards saw the CIA?sblack operations monies being controlled by Ralph G. Blasey Jr.?who, not so mysteriously, just happens to be the father of Dr. Christine Blasey.  [Note: Some words and/or phrases appearing in quotes in this report are English language approximations of Russian words/phrases having no exact counterpart.]



According to this report, with Trump being warned, just prior to his assuming the presidency, by the powerful Democratic Party US Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer that US intelligence services ?have six ways from Sunday at getting back at you?, this past nearly two years has shown just how prescient this warning was?and whose latest ?strike back? against Trump is coming courtesy of a rogue CIA faction who have just trotted out for public display Dr. Christine Blasey (married name Christine Blasey Ford)?who claims that as a young high school teenager Brett Kavanaugh, also a high school teenager, tried to sexually assault her?but whose ?evidence? for this being true shows Dr. Blasey unable to name the exact year it happened, her not remembering where the incident took place or how she got home, her not being able to remember key details of the incident, her not remembering how the gathering came together the night of the incident, and her not telling anyone else about at the time?but should be expected to be the case from an unproven salacious allegation of this sort as it comes from a woman supporting the Democratic Party and who, also, hates President Trump.



As the ?Deep State? aligned US mainstream propaganda media began flooding the airwaves, newspapers and internet with Dr. Blasey?s claims against Judge Kavanaugh, that have absolutely no proof or evidence behind anyone could ever investigate, this report continues, SVR intelligence analysts were immediately able to bring up her file in the archive of known and/or suspected CIA operatives?and whose placement in this file was due to her extensive and advanced educational training at Stanford University in the CIA-funded mind control-brainwashing techniques developed by Stanford University Psychiatric Professor Dr. Frederick T. Melges?whose primary mission for the CIA was to develop new technologies for interrogation and torture, secondary applications going towards studying the possibilities of exploiting highly ?suggestible? subjects and getting them to do things ? murders, couriers ? they wouldn?t otherwise do, and of which they would have no memory in case they were caught.



Linked to Dr. Blasey?s SVR file of known and/or suspected CIA operatives, this report notes, is that of her father Ralph G. Blasey Jr.?a proven CIA operative who, from June-1962 to January-1974, was the Vice President of National Savings and Trust of Washington, D.C.?a CIA black budget bank best known for being 100 paces from the White House, and whom, in 1998, was taken over by SunTrust Bank?whose majority share owner is the CIA-linked investment fund BlackRock.

The importance of noting the CIA banking connections of Ralph G. Blasey Jr., this report explains, is due to the outbreak of what is now known as the ?CIA Bank War??and whose start of, in 1982, a CIA seized from publication news report (Declassified in Part-Sanitized Copy Approved for Release 2012/09/05: CIA-RDP90-00965R00150010-7) describes as: ?This is Wall Street, the center of the international banking system, a system on the edge of a crisis so severe that the Central Intelligence Agency is preparing drastic measures.  Something must be done to avert the breakdown of the Free World?s monetary system.?

The main CIA operative involved in this war, and whom Ralph G. Blasey Jr. reported to, this report details, was Nicholas Deak?a longtime OSS and CIA operative, both during and after World War II, who ran the CIA?s main black budget operations under the direct command of the feared CIA Counterintelligence Chief James Jesus Angleton.



To how the CIA prevented the total breakdown of the Western banking system in 1982, this report says, was by their illegally laundering hundreds-of-millions of dollars of Colombian drug cartel cash into it to keep it afloat in an operation overseen by the CIA?s ?James Bond of Money? Nickolas Deak?but when the President Ronald Reagan administration found out what the CIA had done, and started investigating it, saw Deak, on 19 November 1985, being assassinated in his New York City office by a homeless woman named Lois Lang?who had mysteriously managed to travel thousands-of-miles across the United States from Seattle to conduct this killing in what news reports at the time described as:

Lang saw him and turned the corner with purpose, aiming the pistol with both arms.

When she had Deak in her sights, she froze, transfixed. ?It was as if she?d finally found what she was looking for,? a witness later testified.

Deak seized the pause to lunge and grab Lang?s throat with both hands, pressing his body into hers.

She fired once next to Deak?s ear and missed wide, before pushing him away just enough to bring the gun into his body and land a shot above his heart.

The bullet ricocheted off his collarbone and shredded his organs.

Deak crumbled onto the floor. ?Now you?ve got yours,? said Lang.

A witness later claimed she took out a camera and snapped photographs of her victim?s expiring body.

The bag lady then grabbed the banker by the legs, dragged him into his office, and shut the door.



Though the American people were correctly told that Nicolas Deak assassin Lois Lang had previously been under psychiatric care, this report continues, what was failed to be reported to them was that Lang had been under the direct care and medical supervision of the CIA?s own Stanford University Psychiatric Professor Dr. Frederick T. Melges just prior to her traveling from Seattle to New York City to carry out this assassination?and who was the exact type of assassin Dr. Melges had been working to create in his CIA-funded mind control MKULTRA programme?and whose Canadian victims of are still being silenced after Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, this past December, imposed a gag order on them to keep them silent?but that does apply to Judge Kavanaugh accuser Dr. Christine Blasey, who remains able to teach her CIA Undergraduate Internship Program at Stanford University the MKULTRA mind control techniques discovered by Dr. Melges.

Like his daughter Dr. Christine Blasey, this report concludes, CIA black money operative Ralph G. Blasey Jr. remains secure, too?and who, today, is the Vice President of Business Development of Red Coats, Inc.?whose Admiral Security Services provides armed security for ?Deep State? elites in Washington D.C.?that is overseen by Red Coats, Inc. co-founder and Vice Chairman William F. Peel III?and whose Datawatch Systems, Peel III also controls, has USgovernment contracts extending till 23 June 2023 under the category of 246.42.1 to provide US defense and intelligence agencies with facility management systems to include accessories and repair parts, computerized systems for surveillance, monitoring, controlling, signaling and reporting multiple functions?all of which SVR intelligence analysts believe the American people have the right to know about in their evaluating the claims against Judge Kavanaugh being leveled against him by Dr. Christine Beasley?but who know it will never happen

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CIEMR / From a black woman (I like her!)
« on: September 19, 2018, 09:20:12 AM »
Enough with the Victimhood: Millionaire Athletes

and Their Lost Cause

by Sylvia Thompson

 

I must admit I have never in my life purchased a ticket to a sports event. I

am not a sports enthusiast. But I am an American black citizen, and I have

had it up to the gills with black people who embrace victimhood. I also

highly resent my being expected to do the same in order to affirm my

"blackness."

 

Black victims these days, for the most part, are the product of decades of

Black Americans being used primarily by white progressive leftists to

advance an anti-American agenda.

 

The current brouhaha surrounding the despicable behavior of NFL athletes

toward the National Anthem and the American flag is a prime example of what

the Left has done to my race.

 

One must assume these players and their guilt-conflicted white coaches and

owners (and victimhood-inflicted black coaches) are being manipulated by the

Left, because no intelligent, thinking people would deliberately cut

themselves off at the knees. Essentially, what these young misguided mostly

black men are doing is ensuring the demise of their lucrative paychecks.

Further, I would wager that if these teams consisted of all white athletes,

none of this idiocy would be allowed. We are witnessing this travesty

because the vast majority of players are black and can whine "oppression" if

appropriate action is taken against them for their unconscionable behavior.

 

The twisted reasoning that claims these protests are to highlight

"injustice" and "police brutality" is a laughable crock. What they do in

fact is dishonor valued symbols of this nation's heritage and cover over

truth about black crime.

 

Black males bear the brunt of police encounters because black males commit

disproportionately more crimes. Police encounters with black men are so

often confrontational because so many of these men, especially the young,

don't think "compliance" applies to them. They foolishly assume they are

above the law and disrespect for police officers is an act of honor.

 

These young blacks, sadly, took much of their direction from racists Obama

and Eric Holder during Obama's destructive, eight-year regime and Holder's

corruption of the Justice Department. These two men, abusing their federal

powers, gave young blacks the impression they need not heed the law, because

laws are somehow unjust when they are applied to black Americans. The NFL

lot, and any other athletes taking a similar stance, are also influenced by

Obama's and Holder's disdain for law and law enforcement.

 

I am not familiar with one case where a black suspect to a crime was not

proven legally to have caused the behavior against him, particularly in

cases where the police officer involved was exonerated by facts. Michael

Brown of "hands up, don't shoot" infamy is one good example. Blatant lies

were spread to cloud the truth about Brown's case.

 

Back in the day when I was growing up in the racially segregated South, the

opposite prevailed in many cases. There was much injustice particularly

toward black men, but not today. Today, too many blacks have been fed the

notion that it is now "pay-back" time, and they can flaunt their lawlessness

because some whites flaunted theirs during an earlier time in our nation's

history.

 

Although Obama and Holder no longer wield power in this country, some of

their minions continue on the pernicious path of "paying back" American

whites for wrongs, real or imagined. But as the saying goes, there is a new

Sheriff in town and he is not guilt-conflicted. He expects fair play under

law and tolerating pay-back is not part of his agenda. Black Americans, when

they break the law, can no longer claim victim status simply because they

are black. Those days are over.

 

American laws and law enforcement personnel will be respected in America,

again; our traditions and values will not be impugned in America without

consequences, again. Anybody unsettled about this turn of events is welcome

to leave this country. I suggest all the black players try a country in

Africa, and see how successful they will be at making millions playing

games. They will all soon learn what oppression really means.

 

Some self-directed, independent-thinking blacks (and there are many of us)

have offered that if these millionaire protestors want to tackle some real

problems, they might consider the thousands of black children killed in

abortions annually (by the progressive Left), or perhaps the many, many

young blacks murdered routinely on inner-city streets by other young blacks

(in cities run by progressive, leftist Democrats), or the downright criminal

state of education of black inner-city children, orchestrated by the

progressive leftist National Education Association (NEA). The NEA's aim is

to produce unintelligent pawns to feed the cause of progressivism.

 

I am annoyed by the expressions of "sincerity" gracing the faces of the NFL

protestors-as if to convey the "hallowedness" of their cause. In actuality,

they provide a picture of grown men allowing themselves to be made fools of

by the progressive Left. I don't doubt, however, that some of these men have

been coerced into compliance with this lost cause, either through threats of

violence or shunning (from coaches and players). Alejandro Villanueva of the

Pittsburgh Steelers and former Army ranger is very likely a victim of such

threats. He was publicly castigated by his leftist coach for his patriotism.

The coach demanded unity behind an ignorant cause.

 

And finally, this issue has nothing to do with First Amendment rights.

President Trump's speaking out against the clownish behavior of the

athletes, on behalf of the majority of American citizens, does not mean he

can or would stop any of these misguided people from making fools of

themselves. To restrict them, as a government entity, would indeed be a

violation of the First Amendment..... But their employers, if they were to

develop even a modicum of testicular fortitude, could and should fire them

for doing major damage to the bottom line of the business. The rest of us

non-millionaire "Joes" would certainly be pink-slipped by an employer if we

dared to be so clueless about the necessity of profits and so disdainful of

the sensibilities of customers.

 

I will wait patiently for the true sports enthusiasts to vent their rage by

simply boycotting the games. It will be sweet revenge to witness the slain

goose cease producing its golden eggs.

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Alternative Energy / Re: Wood Fired Boiler Install
« on: September 19, 2018, 09:13:36 AM »
Did you ever look into a wood gasification unit? little to no ash to clean up & can be 2X more efficient, but can only take seasoned hardwood.
I did
They don't work very well

The folks that sell them do not like nor trust them.

Unlike the regular units like the one I own, conditions need to be optimal for them to work. Get slightly damp wood at a critical deep freeze and you are going to be without heat.

It's also interesting to note that although they advertise being ultra clean burning, the boiler owner needs to routinely scrub out the gass tubes and channels to remove scale which quickly reduces efficiency. None of that going on in a standard boiler

and

Here's your biggest clue

The EPA outlawed the "Normal" units requiring manufacturers to produce only gasification units for wood

Now lets think about it, when has the EPA ever made decisions that helped efficiency or were wise???

Diesel particulate filter: Fail, don't work
Diesel exhaust fluid: Can cause engine failure, causes engines to pump out noxious clouds of steam
Clean Coal: Drove up energy costs by nearly 100%, did not reduce particulate count by very much at all
EGR: Causes diesel engines to go into limp mode, can choke the intake tract to clog up
Electric cars: Produce batteries which are super poisonous heavy metal waste which needs to be sealed prior to filling up landfills

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CIEMR / Cavanaugh accuser: Another liberal liar!
« on: September 19, 2018, 09:04:28 AM »
This allegation coming in the 11th hour is just so believable (NOT!)

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CIEMR / Inside our very own government!
« on: September 19, 2018, 09:02:43 AM »
Having had a long career in the military, and especially working as a contractor in the combat theaters for the likes of the State department, I have seen this internal sabotage time and time again. All of us military contractors pretty much hated the state department types who were sneaks, liars, and actually seemed anti-american sometimes. We just never got that, thinking we were all on team America.


https://www.citizenfreepress.com/column-1/deep-state-unmasked-james-okeefe-releases-new-video/

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Alternative Energy / Re: Wood Fired Boiler Install
« on: September 18, 2018, 08:18:32 PM »
Not quite that involved, but for a guy with perpetual sore knees, might as well be!  :shocked:

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Alternative Energy / Re: Wood Fired Boiler Install
« on: September 18, 2018, 06:55:04 PM »
do you have a backhoe on one of those green machines?  how are you digging the lines to the house?
Not going to bury them I think

Boiler only has to be five feet from the house, so what 7-8 feet of insulated line? I should be fine

I have read quite a bit on this already, and many others left the lines exposed for a year or more and the unit worked just fine. Heat loss is almost non existent.

7 to 8 foot and you aren?t going to bury the lines? Really?  :rolleyes:

Rent a trencher for two hours from HD if your knee is too jacked up to trench that far or the boys are too busy with football....
It's not that, its the location. Where a concrete pad meets a bridge walkway beside a AC condenser. Simply no real way to dig it in.

It will be fine

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Alternative Energy / Re: Wood Fired Boiler Install
« on: September 18, 2018, 03:05:05 PM »
do you have a backhoe on one of those green machines?  how are you digging the lines to the house?
Not going to bury them I think

Boiler only has to be five feet from the house, so what 7-8 feet of insulated line? I should be fine

I have read quite a bit on this already, and many others left the lines exposed for a year or more and the unit worked just fine. Heat loss is almost non existent.

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Alternative Energy / Re: Wood Fired Boiler Install
« on: September 18, 2018, 12:03:53 PM »
Folks, you won't believe this, but FedEx just delivered the heat exchangers, pumps, and insulated PEX line

From Wisconsin in less than 24 hours!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Construction and Building / Re: Dave’s house
« on: September 18, 2018, 10:37:23 AM »
The logic was avoid cleaning issues with the youth, grout is hard to keep clean with kids.   This is similar to Corian countertops, cultured marble,  smooth, only joints are caulk in the corners. 

http://sandandswirl.com




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Impressive!

That line of product has come a long ways!

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Hide Site / Re: Hide Site/Bug-out location Construction, Part 5
« on: September 18, 2018, 10:01:34 AM »
Found a farm that sells them...Triploid for $7 ea for a 12" fish. (Triploid: Cannot reproduce)

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Hide Site / Re: Hide Site/Bug-out location Construction, Part 5
« on: September 18, 2018, 09:59:42 AM »
Just come up here Don and drive your boat fast along the rivers and they'll jump in your boat!
So those things are the grass carp? From SE asia? (Vietnam??)

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Construction and Building / Re: Dave’s house
« on: September 18, 2018, 09:58:46 AM »
I think that shower enclosure looks great!

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Alternative Energy / Re: Wood Fired Boiler Install
« on: September 18, 2018, 09:50:48 AM »
Nice project! Echo what Bobby said that up here in MN there are many of those and they work great even in 20 below weather. Lots of shops with in floor heat run those also.

Plus added bonus you can position it so that your favorite liberal neighbor is downwind and can enjoy the aroma.  :beercheers:
Nice...
Cedar might burn to hot and fast to be efficient.  Another important factor in determining the correct wood selection will be which species will leave the most ash behind for you to clean up.  I am guessing you will not want to burn cedar slabs without stripping the bark off for this reason but the larger burners are more efficient so maybe it won't be an issue.  My uncle has one that appears to be of similar size.  His also takes about 3 foot pieces.  Anything that is too small to go for lumber is small enough to go in the burner.  I think he is able to fill it up once and it will last all day except for on the coldest of winter days when the high never gets above 0 F.  He has converted old wagon running gear to stack wood on so he can pull the wagon right up in front of the burner to fire-up from.
Copy that. I think I'll be burning mostly ash for the next couple years. There are thousands of standing dead ash trees here recently killed by the emerald ash borer. In my neighborhood, I figure I'll offer a free tree removal service and pigeon hole the logs to heat me casa

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Alternative Energy / Re: Wood Fired Boiler Install
« on: September 18, 2018, 09:48:42 AM »
Nice project! Echo what Bobby said that up here in MN there are many of those and they work great even in 20 below weather. Lots of shops with in floor heat run those also.

Plus added bonus you can position it so that your favorite liberal neighbor is downwind and can enjoy the aroma:beercheers:
Nice...

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Alternative Energy / Re: Wood Fired Boiler Install
« on: September 18, 2018, 09:47:14 AM »
Oh, and he requires no down payment, just your word. Then when he delivers it, if you like it you can pay for it, if not, well, he will just deliver it to someone else who wants one.

I gave him the list of sizes for the four heat exchangers I am purchasing and he already ordered the stuff to be drop shipped directly to my home...And I haven't given him a single penny yet.

I am so happy to be dealing with such a stand up person in this day of chinese built junk, credit checks and distrust.

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Alternative Energy / Re: Wood Fired Boiler Install
« on: September 18, 2018, 09:44:38 AM »
Definitely interested in this, what with only being about 20 miles away from your house and being all electric as well. Have plenty of Woods around the house to keep it stoked too. I am starting to look into alternatives to the heat pumps, so this is very timely.


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Dave, call Tim, he is gearing up to deliver two now to this area. You may well be able to get on the delivery with mine.

Tim is a stand up guy so far. He delivers this 1800 lb monstrosity for free!

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Alternative Energy / Re: Wood Fired Boiler Install
« on: September 18, 2018, 09:42:36 AM »
Nice thing about those is if you get a large enough door you really don?t need to split much wood
It has a 24" X 24" door, so it will take full tree trunk logs. And you're right, no need to split the wood. Just cut to length and chuck it in.

During cold KY days I may have to load it once at 0800, then again at 2000. Normally, however I hear it will go 18 hours, maybe more, so you would just load it a bit fuller and catch it once a day during the moderate days which we have a preponderance of here

Mikey, Chainsaws for all...Great idea!

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Alternative Energy / Re: Wood Fired Boiler Install
« on: September 18, 2018, 09:39:16 AM »

Who are you hiring to dig the trenches? You wouldn't even think of doing that yourself given your track record with equipment would you.... :beercheers:



Good way to get rid of the scraps at the farm. Will the cedar slab wood work ok or burn too fast?
Taking turns filling up the stove or you just get to do it since you changed the heat source.
Bob,

So here's what I learned about this particuliar transfer conduit. It only looses like one degree per 75 feet. There is no real need to bury it at all, more for astetics than anything. There are some hot water transfer tubing that is inferior and will heat the ground and would benefit from being buried, but not this stuff.

So the location I am settling on at the moment is only about five feet from the house. I have a drive through garage with a preexisting concrete pad on the outlet door. I figure I'll drop the big box right there, then run the stack of firewood down the inside wall of the garage. So I'll have maybe 10-15 feet of the conduit laying in the flowerbed, then it's inside of the house.

Right now I plan to run two circuits. Number one will be to the hot water heater then to the main air handler then out to her garage heater.

Loop number two will be to the upstairs air handler, then on to my garage, then back to the boiler.

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Alternative Energy / Wood Fired Boiler Install
« on: September 17, 2018, 02:24:45 PM »
Well, folks, never to be stationary long enough to allow grass (Even Kentucky blue grass) to grow under my feet, I started a big home improvement project, installing a wood fired boiler to heat my large home.

I have been thinking about this for years. Last February, I received an electric bill for nearly $750 for one month! That tripped the "need to do something" switch and this is where I arrived. As many of you know I also own a farm with at least 60 acres of timber, and a saw mill which produces a lot of scrap.

My summer electric bill averages right at $200 a month which includes the AC, washer/Dryer, electric stove and hot water heater. I use a heat pump which is marginally effective at heating in zone 5. When it starts falling into the lower 30's there isn't much ambient to grab so the electric heaters fire up and drain my checking account.

With the wood fired boiler, I will now heat 100% with wood. The thing will also make all my hot water, so during the cold months I will only need sparks for washing dirty clothes, watching the TV, cookin' turkeys and keeping myself from stumblin' around in the dark. I should see an electric bill somewhere from $100-$130 ish I estimate.

I selected an EZ Boiler rated to heat a 7500 square foot house. I will use it to also heat both of my garages, something which I have never had in my life! I will only have to command pre-rangers to cut and stack wood to stay as cozy as a bug in a rug.

The project is coming in at around $7000 ish with me doing the installation myself. That makes for a nice opportunity to document the installation for you fence sitters out there thinking about doing the same thing

The company:
https://www.ezboilers.com/

The unit:

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Hide Site / Re: Hide Site/Bug-out location Construction, Part 5
« on: September 17, 2018, 12:27:46 PM »
I hear they taste like mud

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Hide Site / Re: Hide Site/Bug-out location Construction, Part 5
« on: September 17, 2018, 12:25:16 PM »
Everything I have read about the grass carp says they do get aggressive with all the vegetation around them. Even the smaller brush hanging over the bank near the water. Out here you have to get a permit to plant them and the permit can require screening the  inlets and outlets of the lake to keep the carp from escaping into the wild. Most often the state won't allow them to be planted. Our lakes could really benefit having them eating the vegetation, as the pond weeds are taking over.
Around here you simply go to the farm supply and buy a few of them then toss them into your pond!

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Bobby, if I had a good NCO (wink wink) around the place, I'm sure Sarge would be pushing dirt with the new guy just fine!

Probably however I don't have a maintenance staff to work with on site with the required tools to complete the needed Motorpool Monday to make it run.
...And I know what that means:

"Do it yourself, Chief!"

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So what I see is a career in Psy-Ops for the young subservisive!

I think you're on to something Boss.....
The best ones I ever saw were smart females

Just sayin...

Well, she takes after her momma so she?s smart. Albeit sometimes too smart for her own good. I passed along the info and explained it to her. She?s curious, although she has been looking hard at a law degree thus far.
The best funded part of the US military is probably Special Operations. Of the Army side of it, we put a lot of stock in our psychological operations. They work with deployed SF "A" teams and other small team operators. They also work in NSA and DIA to effect "Change" in places we need an attitude adjustment.

The career starts in the Armee, but branches into places which seldom see the light of day. Good career if you want to be a spy/operator

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Hide Site / Re: Hide Site/Bug-out location Construction, Part 5
« on: September 17, 2018, 10:10:33 AM »
Pond is looking great, and almost a lake!. The backside/dam grew in pretty good... looks like it's been there for ages.
Good to see you back in action!

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I still have a small mountain of dirt to move yet. What you see is still just barely 1/3 of the final size of the thing. Chief and the other machines will get plenty of exercise over the winter...

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Hide Site / Re: Hide Site/Bug-out location Construction, Part 5
« on: September 17, 2018, 10:04:34 AM »
Don, with the way that dirt looks, the pond may never completely clear up. Maybe pump  water to a grassy area and let it flow slowly back into the pond or un some big filters.  Looks like lots of fine silt and clay, stays in suspension for a very long time. Good thing is it will hide the fish from the big ugly long legged birds.
Roger that Bob

It does stay muddy a lot

At this point I am just going to dig the snot out of it and let nature do the rest.

The other pond which I mucked out looked like that, then after the summer turned to somewhat clear greenish KY pond water.

Oh and I made the banks a vertical plunge of three feet so those long legged flyin things wouldn't have anything to stand in.

I think I'll throw a half dozen grass carp in there before winter. They keep ponds around here pretty clear. Eat weeds on the bank, algae and everything else not made of granite!

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So you're working the private who still has motivation, meanwhile Sarge is in the corner with arthritis, back and knee issues and no coffee?
Well, that's one way of lookin' at it I guess

Bobby, if I had a good NCO (wink wink) around the place, I'm sure Sarge would be pushing dirt with the new guy just fine!

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So what I see is a career in Psy-Ops for the young subservisive!

I think you're on to something Boss.....
The best ones I ever saw were smart females

Just sayin...

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Hide Site / Re: Hide Site/Bug-out location Construction, Part 5
« on: September 16, 2018, 04:52:54 PM »
So, looking down the road, I will have to shift up the order of the projects yet again. I spent a good percentage of the summer holding down a chair from that pesky knee operation.

As a result the retaining wall I have been trying to build is still just a pipe dream.

But now comes the fall and rain, which will give way to winter

I'm afraid I can't wait any longer to get some structure up and over the saw mill. I don't want to keep that exposed to the elements, and I want to be able to saw up things even in the nasty weather, so I'll need a roof and some walls.

So, I'm thinking the next time I show up down there, I am going to test that spendy auger I purchased and plant  eight or ten posts in the ground and start framing up the next sanctuary from the weather, and wasp and spider nesting site.

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Hide Site / Re: Hide Site/Bug-out location Construction, Part 5
« on: September 16, 2018, 04:47:57 PM »
This entire operation has been sled dog approved








(Some animals were harmed or dismembered during the filming of this project)

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Hide Site / Re: Hide Site/Bug-out location Construction, Part 5
« on: September 16, 2018, 04:45:45 PM »
So I managed to finish digging the pond extension without further incident, and then worked on the long grub pile for a few more hours.

The Kubota performed perfectly and near the end of the day, around 1800, I had even begun shaping in the pond some

That which you see is about 1/3 of the final size of what I am shooting for.

It is only 4-5 feet deep, but I have sort of lost out on the excavation plan of digging successive holes, then digging out the walls between them. I have just been plunging the dipper stick down then curling the bucket well underwater and pulling up big bites of earth at a time. I think that bucket is somewhere around 1.5 yards, but I pull it out heaping three feet over a lot of time. I am probably averaging 2 yards per bite.

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Hide Site / Re: Hide Site/Bug-out location Construction, Part 5
« on: September 16, 2018, 04:40:10 PM »
Around that time somewhere something came in on me at about Mach 2 and planted a solid sting on my knee!

Seriously, my knee?? Couldn't have hit me anywhere else, no, had to be my knee! That thing stung all day long, stung all night long and finally turned into an itch the next day. Now two days later it is still itching. It was this huge yellow hornet looking thing, like an inch and a half long

It wasn't as big as the pic, but looked like that thing. Man what a wallop that thing packs!

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Hide Site / Re: Hide Site/Bug-out location Construction, Part 5
« on: September 16, 2018, 04:33:12 PM »
So I'm happily diffing along when for no other reason than just to look, I scanned the engine instruments. The water temp was pegged on HOT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

So I shut it off, and listened to water boiling in the radiator and started to think horrible destroyed Mitsubishi diesel engine thoughts.

So I let it cool down and then added about a gallon of anti freeze to that huge (15-20 gal???) system. Only a gallon, hmmm...

So I started poking around and quickly found two loose fan belts. Now this fan is big enough to replace a BlackHawk helicopter main rotor, so it would have been slipping some.

I burned my hands and both knees on the hot metal, exhaust, turbo, hydraulic lines and radiator, but managed to snug up the belts.

I restarted and the temp went back down to low green then settled in the center of the normal arc, so I kept digging

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Hide Site / Re: Hide Site/Bug-out location Construction, Part 5
« on: September 16, 2018, 04:27:43 PM »
But I decided not to bolt it on but keep the buggered up blade as a spare and go get another new set and new bolts

So, thinking it was an omen I messed around with Sarge a little, and got that old creature running and brought it up front to work on it. I'm about to dive in and repair the hydraulics

So come the third day, I fired up Chief and got digging on the pond. You see the remnants of Hurricane Florence will be here in a day, so I thought it would be prudent to increase the volume of the pond to accommodate all the liquid sunshine about to drop

In the picture the thing is already flooded (Can a pond be actually flooded??) part of the water surface is covering an unexcavated shelf that I was creating to work from.

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Hide Site / Re: Hide Site/Bug-out location Construction, Part 5
« on: September 16, 2018, 04:22:50 PM »
When those things come flying off, it gets real shaky immediately and can scare the stuff out of you!

But I had the left over from the last time (Or the time before that) when it happened last

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Hide Site / Re: Hide Site/Bug-out location Construction, Part 5
« on: September 16, 2018, 04:21:12 PM »
That took a new spare line (I now keep a bunch of different sizes on hand) and 4 gallons of hy-guard hydraulic fluid to get repaired.

So back at it I went. I managed to last another field before the next disaster struck

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Hide Site / Re: Hide Site/Bug-out location Construction, Part 5
« on: September 16, 2018, 04:17:29 PM »
Early during day two, the steering started to bind up and then the transmission of the big John Deere started not to work...Loss of fluid...

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Hide Site / Re: Hide Site/Bug-out location Construction, Part 5
« on: September 16, 2018, 04:16:07 PM »
Just spent three more days breaking things, betting bee stung and breaking more stuff

This installment should just be one long CARREP and I'd cover about 90% of everything that happened!

So I started day one with some bush hogging. The little John Deere tractor mower deck grenaded again, so no detail cutting, just slamming things with the big hammer 72" bush hog.

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The modification to the air intake system was quite extensive. The back deck got a new redesigned cover which now has a precleaner for the air intake. This thing has inner rotating arms which sweep centrifuged dirt particles out the back which is said to remove 90% of the dirt before it sees the filter

They also replaced both engine and interior air filters which they told me were trashed after just 65 hours, and the engine oil filter and oil!

They replaced the main hydraulic oil filter, a break-in thing, so the machine came back to me fully serviced and really runs great. I ran it a good hard 6+ hours without a hiccup. This thing remains clearly without equal as the best piece of equipment I have ever purchased.

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The new windshield also included a new wiper motor, new hinges, handles, hardware, everything. They also fixed the cracked work light

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And safely delivered back to the demolition derby (My farm)

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OK, let's get this thread updated

Here is the guys replacing the windshield and installing a newer style air filtration system that is supposed to keep the interior operating room clean!


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Tires, Wheels, and Suspension / Re: Cooper MTPs for the Dmax
« on: September 16, 2018, 03:51:21 PM »
I get 22mpg or so at 70 in 5th. Less in 6th as it lugs and loads. At least it works for me!!
Wow, that's good MPG!

Just towed the tractor home last night (Another broken down John Deere) and got 16.1

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