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Construction and Building / Re: Adirondack Chair Project
« on: June 22, 2018, 06:45:44 PM »
I bet your shop smells great right now!
Always loved the smell and look of cedar. I bet you feel great using wood from your land, milled in your machine, and eventually wood that you will rest your body on, sore from all of the hard work!
I do love it

It seems so cool to just process my own stuff into other stuff I and others can use.

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CIEMR / Re: Very sad day for Bourbon lovers
« on: June 22, 2018, 06:44:03 PM »
Rutt-Rooo

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Construction and Building / Re: Adirondack Chair Project
« on: June 22, 2018, 02:42:13 PM »
Any consideration taken to drying the lumber?
About half of the boards were cut over a year ago. The others from logs that were sitting around for a couple weeks.
I'd like to dry the wood, but after thinking about it, these chairs will stay outside forever, so i just decided to run with it.

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Construction and Building / Re: Adirondack Chair Project
« on: June 22, 2018, 11:25:05 AM »
That wood should turn out some really nice looking chairs. Like your style for sure.
I am shocked at how beautiful that wood actually is! And to think these things are thought of as junk trees! Around here people burn them or cut them up for fence boards!

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Construction and Building / Re: Adirondack Chair Project
« on: June 22, 2018, 11:10:38 AM »
I completely love this new machine!

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Construction and Building / Re: Adirondack Chair Project
« on: June 22, 2018, 11:10:05 AM »
After planing all pieces on both sides, here is the finished pieces ready for the schroll cuts:

This wood is absolutely beautiful!

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Construction and Building / Re: Adirondack Chair Project
« on: June 22, 2018, 11:08:41 AM »
This particular machine runs at two speeds. The low speed makes a smooth cut that, frankly leaves a board which needs no sanding at all. The higher speed creates furniture grade cuts, which seem unnecessary in this material. Here is my first cut:

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Construction and Building / Re: Adirondack Chair Project
« on: June 22, 2018, 11:06:40 AM »
At this point, I did not have all the various archs and curves cut out, but it was time to plane or sand the boards to get them to a useable thickness.

Not a part of this build process, but I purchased a DeWalt Planner to take care of that task. This is one terrific machine, which I constructed a hasty table for.

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Construction and Building / Re: Adirondack Chair Project
« on: June 22, 2018, 11:03:46 AM »
I decided to start by building two of these chairs. The plans which are well laid out use boards from three different thicknesses. "Lou" created her original design using 5/4" X 6" Pressure Treated Deck Boards from Lowes. She was in fact contracted by Lowes to design something interesting for the back yard by that corporation some time ago and won some competition with her elegant design.

I'll publish the widths in a bit, sorry, but I don't have the numbers at the moment.

I ripped my rough sawn timber into the proper widths and cut out all the blanks for the two chairs:

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Construction and Building / Re: Adirondack Chair Project
« on: June 22, 2018, 10:59:06 AM »
Now this the cool part that both craftsmen and hippies alike will appreciate. Since I own a sawmill machine, I selected some Cedar trees, dropped them, then cut them up on the sawmill into 1" thick boards. I then further processed those rough cut boards squaring them up on a table saw

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Construction and Building / Re: Adirondack Chair Project
« on: June 22, 2018, 10:56:48 AM »
You can simply trace that out onto your materials or go one step further like I did.

My concept is to make many of these throughout the years as gifts, so I transferred the patterns onto some 1/8" masonite. I used some spray adhesive to permanently attach the paper, then cut out the sections on a jig saw

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Construction and Building / Re: Adirondack Chair Project
« on: June 22, 2018, 10:54:30 AM »
Cut out the 12 patterns for the various pieces of the chair

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Construction and Building / Re: Adirondack Chair Project
« on: June 22, 2018, 10:53:49 AM »
Get the download, transfer it to a thumb drive and drive over to your nearby staples to have them printed on two 24" X 36" sheets

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Construction and Building / Adirondack Chair Project
« on: June 22, 2018, 10:52:41 AM »
This will be a project thread on how to build Adirondack chairs.

I did not invent these plans but sourced them from a talented lady who has a web site, "Skip to my Lou"

The classic and simple outdoorsy chairs are beautiful and very comfortable in my opinion and my plans have always been to make a bunch of them and set them about my farm and primary home. They make great house warming gifts as well and possible heirlooms for the kids/grandkids.

Here is a link to the website and free download of the plans for the chairs:

https://www.skiptomylou.org/free-adirondack-chair-plan-printable/

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Hide Site / Re: Hide Site/Bug-out location Construction, Part 5
« on: June 22, 2018, 10:46:31 AM »
I'll start a build thread over in the construction and building area...But I wanted to take a tree from it's living form all the way to a finished piece of useable furniture.

The spirit of the farm is to repurpose the things there into other things that i can use. Like stones excavated from the pond dig made into a stone retaining wall, and other things like that

I own a sawmill, and maybe 60 acres of trees, so it is time to fire that whole thing up to full production and start to create things from the trees I own.

As I clear the unwanted Cedar trees ringing my fields to open those areas back up into useful pasture and garden plots, I am using the cedar tree trunks for building purposes. I am currently sawing up a bunch of the stuff to create a retaining wall in the sheltered area I created in the side of the hill near the main shed. I will call that place the cedar pavilion as it is rapidly becoming a showcase for that beautiful wood.

I wanted to go one step better and more finely crafted so i decided to build some adirondack chairs from boards sawn from those otherwise waste trees. I use all of the tree, BTW. Whatever is not sawn up is chipped up and used for animal bedding or a mulch like ground cover to keep weeds at bay.

So, again, look to the new thread over in the construction tab, but here's a look at what's happening:

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Build Threads / Re: 2008 Jeep Jk 4 Door
« on: June 21, 2018, 11:23:09 AM »
Back on subject...

That axle assembly just looks awesome! I'd be proud to have that beneath my jeep!

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Our Heros, The "Hooah" or "Ooh-Rah" Place / From an Army wife...
« on: June 21, 2018, 10:57:01 AM »

A Reminder to be Grateful

 

Four years ago today, I got up ridiculously early in the morning to say goodbye to my husband as he was leaving for a six-week training exercise.

 

"What are you doing up? You didn't have to get up."

 

"I just wanted to say goodbye."

 

I gave him a hug and a kiss as he walked out the door.

 

"I love you. Have a good exercise. I'll see you in six weeks."

 

I locked the door and as I turned, I tripped over an extra pair of combat boots he had discarded on the floor. Muttering under my breath,  I picked them up and threw them in the closet on my way back to bed. Just as I had a thousand times before over the previous twenty-one years.

 

Later that morning, I followed the trail he?d left behind him.

 

An unfinished bowl of congealed oatmeal and blueberries on the dining room table beside his laptop that he forgot (or never bothered) to turn off. Half a cup of cold coffee on the counter by the dishwasher. Pajama pants in a heap at the top of the stairs by the living room (where one naturally would leave their pjs). A plastic army clipboard on the desk in the entryway.

 

As I made my way around the house tidying up after him, I wondered if he would ever learn how to clean up after himself. He was a make-work project in so many ways. Never deliberately. He was just forgetful, and scattered, and was so clumsy. He was forever losing or spilling things.

 

I had absolutely no idea that was the last morning I would ever clean up after him.

 

Or that he would never come home again.

 

When someone we love dies, they leave a vast void in their stead. Where a life once existed, now only memories.

 

Those memories suddenly become our most precious possessions. We gather them close to our hearts and replay them over and over on a loop; like a movie reel of a life. We cling to them desperately, hoard them even, for they are all we have left of the person we lost.

 

We can?t help but think of all the memories that will never be made; all the should-have-beens and momentous occasions they will miss? graduations, weddings, grandchildren born.

 

We think of all the unfulfilled hopes and dreams; the aspirations and plans for the future that are now all gone.

 

We think of the things they will never get to do, the trips they won?t get to take, things they won?t get to see.

 

But gone isn?t just those big momentous events or the things they?ll never do.

 

Gone is so very much more than that.

 

Gone is a thousand tiny seemingly insignificant, ordinary things that we took for granted every single day. Things we may have even once complained about.

 

Gone is no more dirty dishes: no half-eaten bowl of oatmeal, no cold cup of coffee

 

Gone is no more pajamas abandoned in a pile in the most random spot.

 

Gone is no more PT gear or uniforms to wash.

 

Gone is no more blackberry constantly buzzing.

 

Gone is no combat boots in front of the door to trip over.

 

As I was leaving for my run this morning, I paused in the entryway by the door. I stopped and I listened to an echo of a memory,

 

?Seriously Daniel, can?t you just once put your damn boots in the closet??

 

 I looked down at the floor.

 

There was nothing there.

 

Just an empty space.

 

Sometimes you don?t fully comprehend the significance of something so simple in your life until it is no longer there.

 

All too often we don?t appreciate how fortunate we are until what we have is gone.

 

Not that we are purposely ungrateful. We just get so caught up in the chaos of life, so busy hurrying from one day to the next, we forget to stop and be grateful for all that we have.

 

And sometimes in all of the stress, all of the rushing to and fro, we don?t even see how much we have to be grateful for.

 

We don?t realize just how meaningful a pair of combat boots by the door really are.

 

We very rarely stop to think about what gone actually is because, well, we never really think it will happen to us.

 

Gone isn?t just some throwaway term or trite clich? used to define the absence of someone. Gone is real, and it?s enduring.

 

And gone, it does happen to us. Randomly; unexpectedly. On a sunny May afternoon.

 

Four years ago today I didn?t know the true meaning of gone.

 

I didn?t know just how hard it would be to start over at 43.

 

I didn?t know about the challenges of only parenting three teenagers.

 

I didn?t know about the long lonely years ahead of me.

 

And I certainly didn?t know how profoundly sad an empty entryway can be.

 

I locked the door behind me and as I turned, I caught one brief, final glance of the empty entryway through the window. I brushed away a tear. Just as  I have a thousand times before over the last four years

 

What?s gone is gone, forever.

 

As I ran down my street, I couldn?t help but wonder how many wives were muttering under their breath this morning as they tripped over a pair of combat boots.

 

Or how many husbands were grumbling because their wife bought yet another pair of shoes.

 

It?s so easy to be annoyed by those things; to roll our eyes and shake our heads.

 

The inconvenience, the cost, the clutter. And why do your combat boots need to be there? Why can?t you put them away? And really who needs that many pairs of shoes? I don?t even want to know how much they cost.

 

It is only after they are gone that we realize their true value.

 

Gone.

 

In one heartbreaking instant.

 

This morning stop for a moment and look around you. Take it all in? the combat boots, the laundry, the dirty dishes, the blackberry that never stops buzzing, the shoe collection.

 

Stop and think about what it all represents.

 

Appreciate it.

 

Savour it.

 

Now, while you still can, before it becomes but a memory.

 

And as you do, know just how fortunate you are to have it. Every annoying, ordinary, lovely bit of it.

 

Because someday you might just find yourself like I was this morning, standing in an empty entryway with nothing but your memories, longing for the musty smell of mud and boot polish on a pair of combat boots that will never be worn again.

 

Be grateful for those combat boots by your door.

 

You truly will miss them when they are gone.

 

More than you could possibly ever imagine

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Hide Site / Re: Hide Site/Bug-out location Construction, Part 5
« on: June 20, 2018, 11:57:02 AM »
That?s a shame - after he built that amazing garage/shop, but can always build again on the new parcel.


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He can...
But he is older now, interests changing somewhat me thinks...
With his son as his primary focus, there is just about zero time for projects, and that is not going to change for years to come...

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Build Threads / Re: 2008 Jeep Jk 4 Door
« on: June 20, 2018, 09:17:10 AM »
^^^^^ DOTs^^^^^^^

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Hide Site / Re: Hide Site/Bug-out location Construction, Part 5
« on: June 20, 2018, 09:09:55 AM »
Sawmill needs some shade, the rest is looking good.

I was wondering about the catfish pilots house, did they choose to rebuild?
Its complicated. He set conditions to rebuild which are very difficult to meet. I think they are now leaning toward selling the lot and buying/building somewhere else.

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Hide Site / Re: Hide Site/Bug-out location Construction, Part 5
« on: June 19, 2018, 04:29:12 PM »
And the earthworks around the out house site has just about grown in nice enough to start mowing.

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Hide Site / Re: Hide Site/Bug-out location Construction, Part 5
« on: June 19, 2018, 04:28:07 PM »
The leftover scrap is ground up into chips which I am currently using as a mulch like material. I am considering bagging it in 25 lb bags and selling as pet litter. The great smell of eastern cedar is hard to beat!

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Hide Site / Re: Hide Site/Bug-out location Construction, Part 5
« on: June 19, 2018, 04:26:17 PM »
The sawmill is getting plenty of use. This pile of timbers are cedar, cut to 1.5" thickness which will be used for a retaining wall soon when i have enough material processed

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Hide Site / Re: Hide Site/Bug-out location Construction, Part 5
« on: June 19, 2018, 04:24:38 PM »
A small update...

Most of the work at this time of the year is simply maintenance. Given that its spring/early summer the fields need cutting, but with the new machine I am expanding them with every visit. Years of encroachment is giving way to the blade, and the felled trees are becoming useful lumber.

The water collection system continues to stay abreast or ahead of our usage, so that's a positive note. For reference the black line was the level of the water when the system was installed

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Faith Discussion / Re: Prayer Request thread
« on: June 19, 2018, 04:13:28 PM »
Praying...

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D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: June 19, 2018, 04:08:16 PM »
Speaking of which how is Duane & family doing?
I see him from time to time, but he seems to have gone dark otherwise.
His life: Driving his son to from hockey games/practices, a meal once in awhile, 4 hours sleep...

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D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: June 19, 2018, 07:49:26 AM »
^^^Looks like a UH-60 Blackhawk in a right turn...

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Construction and Building / Re: Dave’s house
« on: June 19, 2018, 07:47:47 AM »
I don't know if that's normal or not, but why is there a huge crack going 3 different directions in your basement floor?
They had a magnitude 6.6 the other day...
;-)

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Build Threads / Re: LML Duramax build Part 5
« on: June 18, 2018, 11:25:26 AM »
I?d like to see some actual performance numbers on the new turbo add,   Remind me.  Did you add a second charger or just changed out the stock charger for the fixed vain? 


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Its just a swap to a larger (62mm) single

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Hide Site / Re: Hide Site/Bug-out location Construction, Part 5
« on: June 18, 2018, 08:58:30 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.
Mine is a pintle

I'll ask over there about the cracking thing, to see if this unit is given to any of that

Thanks

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Build Threads / Re: LML Duramax build Part 5
« on: June 18, 2018, 08:23:50 AM »
the bigger variable is the wind load from the big profile.  Without that you should be miles (per gallon) ahead.

No leaks or anything so far?
Parasitic drag: Yes
At that speed, once you subtract out the drag sq ft of my load it is a factor...but I don't believe it would be the dominant factor
No leaks
Just one solid performance add

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Build Threads / Re: LML Duramax build Part 5
« on: June 17, 2018, 10:37:46 PM »
just for reference.  Towing 16000 full profile fifth wheel at 65, I was getting 12.7 in the duallly.
...Which is about what I expected from my setup.

My average speed was lower which would have affected my numbers positively. And you pulled a heavier load. However I did pull up down hills the whole way, so i'm leaning toward the possibility of this combo yielding improved economy while pulling

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Hide Site / Re: Hide Site/Bug-out location Construction, Part 5
« on: June 17, 2018, 10:34:07 PM »
We have been working down farm side but in this heat wave, I grounded operations for now. Nearly all of us fell out from heat exhaustion. Dizziness/headache, weakness/ Nausea X all three of us!

But the good news is that we started off with pulling annual maintenance on the saw mill and afterward, after sitting dormant since last fall, it fired up on the first pull, and cut a pile of logs up without a hiccup.

I plan to build a half dozen adirondack chairs which required a nice pile of fresh cut cedar. I may just cut the parts out without drying it since its going outside anyway...

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Hide Site / Re: Hide Site/Bug-out location Construction, Part 5
« on: June 17, 2018, 10:30:26 PM »
It's gonna break?

I mean knowing my history with stuff...

And get this, We broke the thing the very first day we used it

We just winched the daughters Lexus onto the deck and had the truck disconnected and turned around so i could use the winch to pull her car up the ramp. Well, the thing had its front "Foot" resting on a 6X6 section and it fell off.

When we went to crank the handle to raise it up, nothing worked. No movement! It was all locked up

So I had to get the tractor to raise the front up, then jam the handle around and it finally freed up, Not sure if I should take it back to the dealer or leave it be???

Then while pulling it home, one of the pre-Rangers heard what sounded like a chain dragging...It was!

One of the chains had fallen off the frame. The retaining pin somehow fell out and the chain was hooked to my bumper, but no longer to the trailer. On the second day I owned the thing!!!!

My luck with mechanical things: Not so great!

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Hide Site / Re: Hide site, retirement site.
« on: June 17, 2018, 10:20:46 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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I feel ya on that!

Not the part about the hook

But piloting the mower over hazands...Def been there and did that!

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Build Threads / Re: LML Duramax build Part 5
« on: June 17, 2018, 10:16:19 PM »
Just backed up that number, sorta...

Pulled the tractor on the new trailer, same route. The truck got 14.7 for the pull. Difference was air temp as far as i can figure. It was super hot the day of the 14.7 mpg pull, cooler (like maybe 80F) on the 15+ mpg pull

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Build Threads / Re: Project/Beater "boozer"
« on: June 17, 2018, 10:13:43 PM »
I remember a light and a bent brush cutter bar. Maybe I missed something else?! As much as gets crushed by tractors and such I'm thing Chief may have gotten a bit jealous and played a part... 
I did break something...Ah...I remember: The lights, smashed one up while hacking down some trees.

Other than that it's running like a champ!

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CIEMR / Islamophobic: Oxymoron!
« on: June 17, 2018, 10:10:07 PM »

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Hide Site / Re: Hide Site/Bug-out location Construction, Part 5
« on: June 15, 2018, 10:33:05 PM »
Don, I am not a trailer builder, but what size axles are under it and the max tongue weight for your hitch? You could very well be road legal depending on how you load it and how much weight you can leave at the farm like attachments and tools. Might want to change the spring paks at some point depending on what you have now. Or move it when the weight police are having coffee and doughnuts and not change anything.
I'm pretty sure the axles are each 7,000 lb, 8 lug units with load range E tires

This trailer is known in these parts. Some grossly overload it and have been for years. We have almost no "Load police." Kentucky is just not like the eastern or western socialist/police states. Everyone around here pretty much just leaves things alone. We are not even required to put license plates on trailers. Just buy them and use them until they're dead.

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D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: June 15, 2018, 10:17:22 PM »
Cruzin,

It will work!

Believe it completely. Give it totally to the Lord and get on with your life

Lifting you up

Mikie: Nice stairwell job, bro!

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Hide Site / Re: Hide Site/Bug-out location Construction, Part 5
« on: June 15, 2018, 10:11:35 PM »
I added to my capability a couple days ago.

I traded in my heavily worn 6 lug trailer (10K??) for a Big Tex 14K, 8 lug, 18 foot unit with knee ramps. They gave me a grand in trade for the old unit so I walked out the door owing $3200 for this new, really stout unit.

Reason you ask? Well, the old one was really getting beat up. It sheds parts on that "driveway" into the farm to the point my neighbor down there is picking up stuff that breaks off. Then considering I have no way to tow Spud if I need to take it in for service or warranty work, and well, it was just time to upgrade.
The trailer weighs 3,200 I think. It has a 14K limit which leaves 10,800. Now here comes the tricky part. Spud weighs 11,572 leaving 770 lbs sorta unaccounted for. I'm going to get a weight of the trailer on a scale and try and do the same thing with spud, knowing that published weight numbers are not always accurate.

So why not a 16k trailer you ask??? Well the flat bed units have a gooseneck, and I don't do GN's. Going up to a 16K dump trailer would have more than doubled what I paid, and I felt that 10,500 ish for a trailer was just too much.

So I stayed with a 14,000 rated unit and will give it a run and see how it fares. It is already all muddy from being down there, and although it is wider (83") on the deck making towing on narrow roads downright harrowing, it pulls great empty or loaded. The larger diameter 10 ply tires roll over rocks much easier than before making the loaded pull through mud holes out of the farm much easier as well.

I'll keep an eye on it as we progress...

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Build Threads / Re: LML Duramax build Part 5
« on: June 15, 2018, 09:54:28 PM »
Was away for a couple more days. Towed my daughters Lexus 300 (or 350???) SUV thing on top a brand new 14K Big Tex trailer I purchased Wednesday. I make the trailer and vehicle, and a load of fresh sawn lumber stacked beneath the Lexy at say 10K.

I towed it on country roads, 40-60 MPH in tow/haul mode in tune position #2 which is heavy towing, and ended the trip showing 15.4 MPG. That's friggin outstanding! 37" tires, and 4.56 gears and running in a lower gear all the time and still over 15 mpg!

I'm pretty happy so far with the CP3 net turbo and the tunes...

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Build Threads / Re: the GM guys here
« on: June 15, 2018, 09:48:27 PM »
Any 3/4 ton burb is pretty much problem free (relatively speaking) and lasts a very long time. On the negative side, the fuel economy in those is not great

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Build Threads / Re: Project/Beater "boozer"
« on: June 14, 2018, 09:58:02 AM »
Sounds like we need a short, mid, and long term review on the generals over in the tire section

Knowing this is Norm's "Boozer" thread, I'd offer that my BFG MT's are doing "Average."

Not great, but good to average. I say that because they require rotation rather often. After rotation they will often act squirrly for a drive then settle in. Then they go for whatever distance (A few thousand miles) then start to bounce and shimmy a bit. That is the signal to rotate again.

Wear is also seemingly rapid, but it has been for every tire I have ever used on my truck. A real locker eats tires, but in my case is necessary because of all the off roading I use my truck for. Today for instance, I have to pull a 14K trailer all over the hills of my farm to pull another vehicle out of there.

I started my tire buying evolution last time looking to get the Generals like Norm purchased, but if anyone can remember, the sales people totally botched the sale, TWICE!

That led me to Mark over at national tire and the BFG's.

But, since I may now have to tow Spud, weighing 11,572, I will need to come out of the D load range tires and go up to E's, so likely, I'll follow with Norm and go with the generals

As a side note I ran almost nothing but General MT's in the 90's on my F250's I owned then. They were good then.

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Build Threads / Re: Ramcharger Build
« on: June 13, 2018, 11:34:28 AM »
that thing wouldn't happen to be green and come from KY now would it?
Ha-Ha

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Build Threads / Re: Project/Beater "boozer"
« on: June 12, 2018, 02:49:21 PM »
Yah Don......can't justify the expense of a diesel over the gas, or the $1.00 per gallon difference, or the cost to buy DEF or EGR delete for what amounts to very little difference economy loaded at 10k lbs. I have what.... $25k into this truck with 27K miles on it.

If we drove a lot of miles it might somehow pan out, but this truck might see 8k a year tops. For most of what we tow these days, the Mustang or the Jeep, it hardly knows it's behind it. The rest of the time it's saving a lot of expense.
Copy
I see it as a good call!

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Build Threads / Re: Project/Beater "boozer"
« on: June 12, 2018, 01:53:43 PM »
Ford gasser...Go figure!

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D.O.T. / Re: Usa and North Korea
« on: June 12, 2018, 09:26:41 AM »
I found it interesting that Rodman beat up on Obummer saying Kim was willing to go this route five years ago. That's a tacit endorsement for Mr. Trump!

Historic times...

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D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: June 11, 2018, 06:55:27 PM »
1000 gal/day!!!!!
Really?
I've never seen a household use that much.
Or did you mean 100 a day?

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D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: June 10, 2018, 07:07:05 PM »
Too many times, for sure Nate.

So I?m trying to get things wrapped up at the weekend place before we head out to Memphis to visit the in laws tomorrow.

Got up early to mow and trim. Got almost done and was mowing around the pond and ....you guessed it. Put the new zero turn in the water. Not just in the water but it was steep and the mower slid all the way to the bottom in the middle of the pond. As I swam away from it I was watching the bubbles move further out and settle right near the middle of the pond. At least I hit the switch and killed it before it went under.

I had to float an inflatable to the middle of the pond and then dive to find it. It was in about 10 ft of water. Got a rope on the front wheel on the first try and pulled it out with the tractor. It looked like a dredge. Got it hosed off and took it to the dealer.    Called the insurance company so we?ll see if they?ll cover acts of stupidity   

At least my phone in my pocket didn?t get ruined.

:facepalm


 


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