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More like mutually assured destruction.

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Firearms / Re: They don't make them like they use to
« on: Today at 09:42:00 PM »
A P Pad is all he needs

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Shots fired!

Always a brides maid, never a bride

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Yup.  I knew that would draw a response from Nate!

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might was well go 12/12.  Just keep in mind that you need structural ridge beam or collar ties or something to keep the walls from spreading from the roof load pushing the walls out.

Firearms / Re: They don't make them like they use to
« on: Today at 06:03:31 AM »

Oh really!  What is the largest thing you have shot off?

other than his mouth???  :stickpoke

Looking good Don.

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Firearms / Re: They don't make them like they use to
« on: January 22, 2018, 06:46:07 PM »
Love Quigley

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Firearms / They don't make them like they use to
« on: January 22, 2018, 06:45:19 PM »
Yup. The 460 has a decent pad. IIRC 117grn RL15 and 400 gr Barnes TSX

About $6 a round

Thats a nice looking gun and round.

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What do you expect when you?re stuck in El Paso......

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Firearms / They don't make them like they use to
« on: January 22, 2018, 05:50:38 PM »
Reminds me of my shoulder after sighting in my 460wby

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D.O.T. / North Korea
« on: January 21, 2018, 10:37:44 PM »
Inside North Korea: The Kim Dynasty

This documentary is on right now on the National Geographic Channel.  Details about the regime and life inside the most brutal dictatorship in the world.  You should take a look.  Hopefully it will be re run.

Hide Site / Re: Hide site, retirement site.
« on: January 21, 2018, 09:18:57 PM »
Good thing is that at just under 8 ft Deep I only have the 3 seams as the 4 panels meet

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Hide Site / Re: Hide site, retirement site.
« on: January 21, 2018, 08:37:53 PM »
Jared. Thanks.  H is the profile of the trim. It provides a support from one panel to the next. Hadn?t thought of that Jared.   I may call in some help.

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Hide Site / Hide site, retirement site.
« on: January 21, 2018, 06:25:04 PM »
Today, it seemed that I was making lots of mistakes.  ruined a few pieces of hardie but then got in a rythem.  Finished a few pieces of trim and then started on the gable end over the front porch.

Still have to finish the dormer and trim one last window on the back gable and then there's just planking the kitchen side and rear.

I had to stop on the underside of the porch until I get the soffit and hardi panel on the ceiling.  Those hardie panels are about 73 pounds so I need to figure out a way to hoist them up and hold them so I can nail them to the ceiling of porch.

So far so good.  Here is where I left it today

Firearms / Re: They don't make them like they use to
« on: January 21, 2018, 03:28:21 PM »
POIDH (including the shoulder)

CIEMR / Re: Government Shut Down
« on: January 21, 2018, 03:27:24 PM »
Whats the limit on illegals??

CIEMR / Re: Millenials perfer socalism and communism over capitalism
« on: January 21, 2018, 08:15:12 AM »
Mike you are absolutely right.  I've been combating that since my kids got in school, and I'm, in TEXAS!.  Can't imagine how bad it is in other states.

I remember when they brought home a "lets celebrate China" world cultures worksheet.....oh man, did my wife flip a lid.

Taught my kids about prison labor, atheism, forced abortions, communism.....and told them to ask their teacher about those things....

Hide Site / Re: Hide site, retirement site.
« on: January 21, 2018, 07:21:05 AM »
So got some more done on the hardie.  Rest of the corners assembled and installed.  Ripped hardie for the kick out on the first course on the remaining two sides and got the first course started.

Then sawed all the trim for the remaining windows and started trimming the windows.  Got the first floor 3x3 kitchen window and the dormer window done.  While I was on the dormer started working on the corner trim for the dormer and the final flashing/trim pieces for the metal roof where the roof intersects with the dormer.  Trim work is tedious and slow, so when the trim is all done the planks will go quickly.

Today will focus on the remaining roof flashing/trim on the dormer and more trim work and then some planks under the porch and on the front of the house.

Need to order the shake shingle hardie for the dormer but I will do that last since it involves getting back up on the 12/12 roof

Progress pics to come.

D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: January 21, 2018, 06:28:55 AM »
Does look clean.  I had considered that when we had our fiver.  Some of the places I would go would not have fit a HDT conversion.

I have seen where that blank space behind the sleeper had been fitted with a ramp and space for a smart car, or golf cart or motorcycles.  Not that you need another project....

CIEMR / Re: Government Shut Down
« on: January 21, 2018, 06:24:21 AM »
There just here to do jobs that Americans won't do Ken........

Bug-Out Bag and Camping gear / Re: Lights
« on: January 20, 2018, 08:55:09 PM »
I received a coupon code from Fenix.

$20 off 100 or more on their web store.

CIEMR / Re: Government Shut Down
« on: January 20, 2018, 08:13:11 PM »
BHO, Barrack Hussein Obama, the Kenyan born president.

Vests & Protection / Re: Concealable chest rig
« on: January 20, 2018, 07:33:24 PM »
hmm.  interesting. would be cool to have 556 mags on the back and 12ga on the front and a few pistol mags under the arms.

Firearms / Re: 224 Valkyrie
« on: January 20, 2018, 07:30:15 PM »
Agreed Bob. Little hot loads like that, are a crutch for poor shooting skills IMO or when you are competing and have a sponsor, money is no object.  You mis read the wind or distance and its a lot more forgiving at 4000fps.  That's why now they have 308 matches where only 308s compete.  Levels the playing field.  I still think the 300 WM is hard to beat all around.  One reason the secret service used it for years and perhaps still do.

Firearms / Re: 224 Valkyrie
« on: January 20, 2018, 07:15:34 PM »
Correct Bob but to get little bitty bullets going fast you gotta have lots of powder. Some 243 AIs I?ve seen are pushing 4000fps and have barrel life much shorter than 4000 rounds. As little as 2000 rounds at times.

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Firearms / Re: 224 Valkyrie
« on: January 20, 2018, 12:19:42 PM »
I know nothing.

I?ll run some data through the ballistic calculator next week.

Frankenstein loads won?t get you much in barter or in interoperability when the fecal matter spatters

However keep in mind that all the dudes shooting 243 and 7wsm in competitions were only getting about 4000 rounds down a barrel before it was worn out from all that hot powder in the throat.

Speed kills barrels

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Hide Site / Re: Hide site, retirement site.
« on: January 20, 2018, 10:11:35 AM »
exactly.  Probably used epoxy like I did connecting the beams to the concrete pillars on the casita.

CIEMR / Government Shut Down
« on: January 20, 2018, 10:10:11 AM »

I say shut the government down.  I had to explain to my 12 year old that nothing changes in a shutdown.  Its a paid vacation for the few government employees that don't go to work because when the government starts up again, everyone gets back pay.

Democrats are scared shirtless because their marxist socialist policies are failing. In all levels of government they've lost over 1000 seats since BHO was elected in 2008.  Trump doesn't play the typical limp wristed wussy politics and is taking their arse to the woodshed like taking their prosthetic arm and beating them with it.

Now with government regulations being slashed and taxes being cut the economy is roaring and even the homo Tim Cook from Apple has to admit the tax cuts are a good thing and is bringing back billions to the US.

Even the republican swamp rats are starting to get on board the trump train.  Those that haven't, like the washed up has been Jeff Flake, can just throw a tantrum on the floor of the senate on their way out of politics because they can't get re-elected.  McCain needs to go away, as does Corker.

Now THE memo is about to come out and the stuff is about to hit the fan when we, once and for all, find out that the past admin and the deep state used illegal tactics and fake intel to spy on an incoming administration.  People are going to jail and losing their jobs.  Just watch.

All the dems can do it to resist and undermine the success of this president and try to get millions of illegal immigrants citizenship so they can increase their voter rolls.  Just another form of buying votes.

For you young folks that don't remember the screw job that got pulled on Regan, there was a deal for amnesty in exchange for border security and immigration reform.  As soon as the republicans signed the deal, the democrats got their voters and then reneged on the security part.  Trump remembers that and aint playing ball with these scumbag socialists like Schumer and Pelosi.

Dems want to talk about 800,000 DACA "kids" but these kids can be as old as 40.  Then unless we end chain migration, these DACA kids get to get legal status for everyone in their family including the illegal immigrant parents that brought them here.  That 800,000 number quickly turns into 3M plus illegals given amnesty and no security or immigration reform just lays the freakin welcome mat out for another huge wave of immigrants from a craphole country.  Yeah I called Mexico a craphole country.  Its safer to be in Afganistan than Mexico.  The wealthy get paid off by the cartel to look the other way and they send drugs and criminals to the US.  You think a mother and three kids can walk into the US but a determined and hardened terrorist is not going to make it through with bio,chem or a suitcase nuke from the Russians?

We are one of the only countries in the world without merit based immigration and with a porous, unsecure border.  You have to be able to put more in than you take out or the whole place collapses into a third world country.

So yeah, shut it down.

/rant off
time for more coffee

Hide Site / Re: Hide site, retirement site.
« on: January 20, 2018, 09:55:33 AM »
like this

Hide Site / Re: Hide site, retirement site.
« on: January 20, 2018, 09:52:57 AM »
So with a minimal structure up top and 6 posts for a 12x22 structure, a beam all around the perimeter of the slab, I should be ok with an 8x8 flange bolted down and then make a cap out of treated for the flange and some 1X material around the square post.

Sorry Shawn, I missed that, but great minds think alike.

That will keep me from being detoured and rushed to sink some posts before the pool crew gets the hole in the ground and ready for the concrete deck crew.

I just need to make sure the beam they put in the slab is directly under the post locations.

Hide Site / Re: Hide site, retirement site.
« on: January 20, 2018, 08:27:38 AM »
Rather than bury a steel column why can I not bolt a steel flanged post to the slab??

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Construction and Building / Re: Upstairs Add On started
« on: January 20, 2018, 07:04:35 AM »
Looking good JR.   Explain what you mean on the power wiring?

Most Favored Companies / Re: sams club closings
« on: January 20, 2018, 06:53:32 AM »
Costco carriers Prime brisket....jus saying.  that's the only brisket I smoke now

Hide Site / Re: Hide site, retirement site.
« on: January 19, 2018, 11:43:00 PM »
OK, so something has to be in the ground.  I kind of like the idea of steel wrapped in treated wood to form a column.  I get some steel from the supply place which is 3/16 wall and 2 1/2 diameter pipe.  Would work well for this.  Just need to auger some holes and drop some concrete.  Other choice is to fence black the bottom of some treated 4x6 and bury in soil then pour concrete slab.  Best estimate is that it would take 10 years to rot, then I could redo the posts. 

Attaching to the other structures is not an option I think.  this ODK will sit at an 45 degree angle between two structures and the roof line is already complex

Construction and Building / Re: "12 Square" a 12' X 12' shed project
« on: January 19, 2018, 11:26:19 PM »
Don, check out the book I sent you if you want to talk about ballistic resistance.  gravel between the walls.  Sand will not do it.

Here is a video of a guy testing Skousen's gravel filled wall.  He even sounds like he's from the tuck.


It takes more sand than you can get between studs to stop a round

CIEMR / Re: Food Stamp Balance...
« on: January 19, 2018, 07:08:55 PM »
I think it was drug testing for benefits.

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I?ll just say this. Don you know this post is DOT BAIT.

Just let the wife make the decision.  That?s the way it will go anyway.

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D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: January 19, 2018, 06:47:06 AM »
Thanks Dave,  not used to working until 5 on Fridays.  I'm usually squirting out to get to the weekend place about 2.   I'll be mentally checked out about then....

But hey, the bright side I get to do it all over again Monday and Tuesday.......

Hide Site / Re: Hide site, retirement site.
« on: January 19, 2018, 06:38:10 AM »
OK guys, serious moment, you knuckleheads... (I'm starting to sound like Don.....:-0 )

So I successfully negotiated my being robbed  by a pool contractor....which means that I will also be pouring a slab for an outdoor kitchen..(gotta up my game to keep up with Nate)

Its going to be 14x24 with a roof structure over it.  I'd like to use the same wax treated 4x6 posts to match the porch on the main house and the castia. 

My concern is how to attach the posts to the slab so that the roof is stable.  I'm convinced that surface mounting the posts will lead to a rickety structure.  there will be 6 posts. 

While I could use 45 degree braces on each side of each post at the top it would clash as none of the other structures have that on the posts.

Is there a way to attach posts to concrete in a more solid fashion?

Or should I sink the posts in the ground prior to the pour?

The structure will be typical shed type roof with hardie soffit, metal roof, etc, so there will be some mass to it.

Looking for some advice and experience.  ........

Where's Jared?

D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: January 19, 2018, 05:54:28 AM »
Wow Dave.  That?s just pure insubordination. Hard to fix stupid. I haven?t got a lot of Millennials but try this book. ?Not Everyone Gets a Trophy? it?s gives some insight into their thought process and motivation.

 I?m sure at your company it?s bureaucratic as well but when you want to manage someone out it usually takes way too much effort and time because of all the documentation. I?ve always been successful helping them understand that they aren?t going to make it and need to leave on their own.  It?s so difficult that it really makes you want to get better at hiring the right people in the first place. 

Thanks for allowing me the cathartic rant last night.  9 hours of coaching and I lose most of my emotional intelligence. I mostly have a great team. It?s the 20% that drive you nuts.

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Hide Site / Re: Hide Site/Bug-out location Construction, Part 5
« on: January 18, 2018, 10:32:42 PM »
I'm over the large house.  I'm wanting to reduce my taxable footprint.  Tired of writing stupid checks for property taxes to the gubment.

My goal is to reduce the size/cost of my house and pay less in taxes.

Share Your Recipe / Re: whats for dinner tonight
« on: January 18, 2018, 10:30:35 PM »
Bob, I am not saying that, but I'm saying his cooking is good enough to make me think about it......

D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: January 18, 2018, 10:28:16 PM »
Well today was an interesting day.

So this is the time of year we do our annual employee evaluations.  Some of you know that I lead a team of 44 people and recently let go of my senior right hand guy who was leading a large part of my team.  What that means is that instead of performing evaluations on my 11 direct reports I know have 23 direct reports until I hire a replacement for that leadership position.  (good news is that my candidate for the open position accepted my offer today and will resign tomorrow)

So today I had 9 one hour meetings with team members discussing performance reviews and no break for lunch.  I find it amazing how obtuse some people can be and how completely unopen to constructive feedback people can be.  Theres not a one of them that walked into my office that makes less than 6 figures and yet they completely dismiss feedback, not just from me, but anonymously from their peers as well.

I find consistently that the higher performers and highest income earners are those that can accept feedback and learn from it, change and grow.  Others, probably need to find a new home.....

Now I get to catch my breath and do it all over again tomorrow.....and monday....and tuesday.....

Construction and Building / Re: Upstairs Add On started
« on: January 18, 2018, 06:24:00 AM »
You mean the one he showed us that was portable and battery powered?

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Hand Tools, Power Tools, Welders, etc / Re: Dewalt 20Volt impact gun
« on: January 17, 2018, 10:14:53 PM »
but how does it prove the makita is better?  They both twisted the rod?

Hide Site / Re: Hide site, retirement site.
« on: January 17, 2018, 09:18:34 PM »
I aint touching that with a ten foot pole.  I am however excited that the temps will get into the 60s this weekend so I hope to get more hardi hung.  Although the chance of rain is high.

Bug-Out Bag and Camping gear / Re: Lights
« on: January 17, 2018, 09:07:12 PM »
So the real test of any company comes when you need service.  Fenix is a chinese manufactured lighting and as such I didnt have a great deal of expetations about getting a response from a web site contact form.  I have the HL50, a 365 lumen headlamp that I use extensively around the ranch/hide.  It is a small light attached to a headband with a bracket into which the light snaps into.  it is metal and the elastic headband threads through it.  My daugher broke the bracket into which it snaps and rendered it useless.  Well unless I rednecked it with duct tape.

So I reached out to the Fenix contact form and WOW! got a response in 24 hours with a quote for a replacement part.  I send them an email with my shipping information and I hope to have the $10 replacement part in the next week.

Just amazing for a low cost lighting company

Hide Site / Re: Hide Site/Bug-out location Construction, Part 5
« on: January 17, 2018, 07:49:05 PM »
I had a full license at 14.  My oldest is 14 now and I couldnt fathom her driving around Houston in this traffic.

Its a wonder I'm still alive

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