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D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: January 09, 2018, 04:36:03 PM »
No gold star for you sir. Try again.


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Share Your Recipe / Re: What's for breakfast.
« on: January 09, 2018, 03:25:41 PM »
And your still young Bobby. I?m down 22 lbs since thanksgiving. Got about 10-12 to go


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D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: January 09, 2018, 03:24:31 PM »
Guess where Waldo is today?




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Construction and Building / Re: The Oracle...Jared's Corner
« on: January 09, 2018, 12:28:20 PM »
Yes. I have some collar stays for my dress shirts that have neodymium magnets to hold the collar. About the size of a small hearing aid battery and hard to pull apart.


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Build Threads / Re: The Bus
« on: January 07, 2018, 10:13:51 PM »
did you check for voltage at the connector on the lighting pin when the lights are on?

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Share Your Recipe / Re: Home made chicken soup
« on: January 07, 2018, 04:16:36 PM »
looks tasty, Jon.

Interesting that most soups nowadays (commercial) are devoid of many health benefits because there is too little time spent boiling the carcass and bones.  That is a wonderful source of glucosimine and is great ofr your joints.

Making your own stock and reducing with bones and carcass in is a great way to maximize your money, have healthier soups and dishes and it can be frozen in cubes to drop into dishes as needed right from the freezer

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CIEMR / Re: Mattis, gotta love his responses
« on: January 07, 2018, 04:10:12 PM »
I think the totality of Europe is a snowflake.....

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Build Threads / Re: The Bus
« on: January 07, 2018, 11:58:32 AM »
Duly noted


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CIEMR / Re: Mattis, gotta love his responses
« on: January 07, 2018, 08:53:52 AM »
Even better is the basement troll comments in the comments section


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Don you might want to look into cement stabilized sand to see if it?s available around you.

http://www.cement.org/cement-concrete-applications/paving/soil-cement


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Construction and Building / Re: Upstairs Add On started
« on: January 07, 2018, 08:42:32 AM »
Don?t you have some skinny kids that can do that?


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Build Threads / The Bus
« on: January 07, 2018, 08:38:08 AM »
JR. Instrument lights are analog and incandescent so you should be able to trace the circuit board path to the connector at the top and put an ohm meter to confirm which pin it is at the top. Then turn on you lights and see if you have power at that connector. That will narrow it to either the cluster or wiring

Just for you Norm!!

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Looks solid. Nice


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Hide Site / Re: Hide Site/Bug-out location Construction, Part 5
« on: January 06, 2018, 01:13:20 PM »
bet you could rig up a heated toilet seat for the mrs that runs on a 20v dewalt battery.....

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Share Your Recipe / Re: What's for breakfast.
« on: January 06, 2018, 11:21:59 AM »
Looks good Nate.  Met a friend for breakfast and had eggs,brisket, bacon, cheese, queso, sour cream and cilantro all mixed in a bowl.

Stupid good.  normally they put breakfast potatoes in it too but I'm watching my carbs.

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Hide Site / Re: Hide site, retirement site.
« on: January 06, 2018, 11:19:25 AM »
who really knows, Shawn.  I have 2 girls, 12 and 14.  I may never see retirement.  My hope is 10-12 years, but retirement for me would just mean doing something different.  Small business or something until they kick dirt on me.  I can't stand not to be doing something.

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Build Threads / Re: The Bus
« on: January 06, 2018, 10:37:04 AM »
Been a while since I?ve updated here.  Not much Happening other than maintenance.

Installed a Beans Sump and replaced the motor on the AD165 under warranty.

Changed the oil and rotated tires. 

Replaced all the color matched door handles with standard black ones since the lock cylinder got punched out of one by a would be thief.  Had to rebuild the lock cylinder too.

Washer pump went out so I had to pull the battery tray.  Had some of the caliper paint left over and I decided to paint the tray since it was rusting.  (just for you, Norm)

Had a rear window regulator go bad.  Bought an AC delco on Amazon.  Ordered the right instead of the left.  Decided to keep it since I had replaced both the fronts  before putting the dynamat sound deadener in, and with replacing the left rear, the only one that is not new will be the right and I'm sure it will die sooner or later....

Now, since I had already dynamatted the rear doors, opening them up to get to the regulator was a royal pain....

But got it done.

Then the instrument cluster PRNDL and odometer display quit working.  Dave, Ryan, Kyle and others, pay attention here.  Known defect in the OBS trucks.  One solder joint breaks and repairing it is pretty straighforward.

Got that done this morning.  5 minutes to pull the cluster, 5 minutes to disassemble.  30 minutes to locate readers and magnifying glasses and a soldering iron I misplaced...2 minutes to solder and 5 minutes to reinstall.

Now the hydroboost is leaking and I bought one but havent had time to mess with it yet.

I've spent 4 months working on the Casita and not much other than maintenance on the 4 vehicles are getting done.








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Hide Site / Re: Hide site, retirement site.
« on: January 06, 2018, 09:37:11 AM »




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Hide Site / Re: Hide site, retirement site.
« on: January 06, 2018, 07:07:40 AM »
So got the additional metal pieces and got them installed on the porch.  Aside from a few small trim pieces that I'll need to install after the hardie goes up, I'm done with the roof.

Windows are in and I started foaming the gaps,  On the recommendation of a builder, I went to a place in Houston called the Door Clearance Center.  So busy its a zoo but good deals.  Probably saved $400 on two doors.

Got a pre hung fiberglass door and ordered a matching slab door so that I can replace the door on the main house to match the Casita.

door installed and ripped a shim for the strike side of the jamb that gives me a solid piece of wood shim between frame and studwall.  Will get a heavy duty striker plate and anchor 4-6 long screws in it.

Took the trailer back and put all new tires on it getting ready for a 4900lb load of hardie plank, which I ordered.  Hope to pick that up next week and get started on hardie.  Got my coil nailer ready and a case of nails, will see how I like that brand before getting some more.

Having trouble getting my 2 1/2 inch finish nailer running.  got some replacement seals but still having trouble.  If it won't run I'll probably just buy another one for the trim.


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Farming, Gardening, and Raising Your Own Food / Re: EGGS finally...
« on: January 06, 2018, 06:58:24 AM »
I'm really digging this thread.  As a boy, I gathered the eggs but never had to actually build and maintain a flock/coop.

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Ammo & Reloading / Re: Science project requests?
« on: January 06, 2018, 06:56:51 AM »
wow. 


Brings perspective to when the mythbusters mold human analogs out of that stuff.  They use multiple 5 gallon buckets...

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Construction and Building / Re: Upstairs Add On started
« on: January 06, 2018, 06:53:57 AM »
tight quarters there, JR.  Nicely done.

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Farming, Gardening, and Raising Your Own Food / Re: EGGS finally...
« on: January 05, 2018, 09:49:59 PM »
pretty smart.  chickens didnt freeze in -3?

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Ammo & Reloading / Re: Science project requests?
« on: January 05, 2018, 09:48:53 PM »
you tellin me that one little block of gel and mold was $150??

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D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: January 05, 2018, 09:35:39 PM »
fascinating Dave.  I'm not worried about a pro taking time to steal my $1600 trailer, but very cool.  I just ordered a pick set on amazon just because....

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I don't think its worth it personally.  I much prefer the barrel strength jack single barrel.  It very much like makers just a wee bit hotter.


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D.O.T. / WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: January 05, 2018, 08:04:33 PM »
So today was the last day of vacation before going back to work Monday.  Needed to get some mundane stuff done that I had been putting off.

So, woke up at 0500 to quoffee up and relax.  0630, go outside to remove the spike lugs from the dually so I can take it to Discount to have them rotated, which entails dismounting and remounting and balancing.  The spike lugs are powder coated and if you put an impact on them I'm sure it will tear up the finish so I put the chrome lugs back on it.  0730 head to discount and get in line.  #6 so I'm feeling good about not wasting a bunch of time today.  Buddy picked me up and we went to breakfast and then dropped back by the house and picked up the LB7 and trailer to run a few errands.  Go recylcle 10 quarts of oil and pick up some oil for the van and some rainx.  Also went to the store and bought 6 headlights (low,high,fogs) for the wifes SUV,  $160 worth of Silver Star Ultras....OMG that's a lot of money for lights.

Got those installed and then Discount calls....truck is ready......but we didnt have the right adapter to fit the wheels so they couldnt balance them....SMH really?  You couldnt tell me that before I left it there?  They tell me I'll have to take it to another store to get them balanced.   So there goes 3 hours since I have to sit and wait since I don't have a ride.  Manager is a good guy at the new store and drives a lifted dodge so he knows the routine.  He works me in as quick as possible and says he wants to earn my business away from the other store.  (he saw all the history of my purchases (2 sets of wheels and tires, 2 more sets of tires on the other two vehilcles in the last couple of years, all high end tires)

I'm now going to drive the extra 5 miles and do business with that guy.

So then I go get my trailer, I had them take the china bombs off of it and put some 'Murica Goodyear Endurance trailer tires put on it.  They had low miles but were the cheapest chinese crap that could be put on a trailer so at 3 years old, I wanted tires I could rely on.

Then went to the beverage store so I could get a bottle of wine for a party I have to attend at my bosses house tomorrow and got some private reserve Makers Mark since they didnt have my single barrel barrel proof jack.  Its good but not as good as the 130proof Jack (sorry Mike)

Then took the truck to the car wash and there was a line, so i left it and walked a block to a burger joint and had a bun less double meat burger at 1530.

Then went and had 4 keys made for a masterlock at the little kiosk in the parking lot at Sears.  That brings back memories....the 70s and the hey day of Sears.

Got home and none of the 4 keys work.....fitting end to the marginally productive day....




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Mike,Mike,Mike!

This is for you. Thought I?d give it a try.






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Everything Trailer, Camper, or RV related / Re: Harbor freight generator
« on: January 05, 2018, 01:59:37 PM »
Or Craigslist. The engines in that HF is not rated for very many hours.


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Construction and Building / Re: The Oracle...Jared's Corner
« on: January 05, 2018, 01:53:48 PM »


Since this is under a porch I won?t lose sleep over it.


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Construction and Building / Re: The Oracle...Jared's Corner
« on: January 05, 2018, 01:52:54 PM »
I got it all in and adjusted the strike side to fit the weather strip. Just need to rip jamb extensions and figure out a threshold extension.


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Construction and Building / Re: The Oracle...Jared's Corner
« on: January 04, 2018, 08:49:52 AM »
Jared, bought a prehung fiberglass door yesterday and it was hung for 2x4 walls.  I get the need for jamb extensions, but the threshhold is confusing me a bit.

I followed your instructions on hanging the door.  sub floor was level (thank the Lord) and plumbed the hinge side.

I accounted for the depth of sheetrock to be installed so that the frame will be flush with the sheetrock when installed.

The door is not perfectly true and the upper corner of the door lacks about 3/16 from being flush with the frame when shut, like the bottom is (it still engages the weather strip)

question 1: Should I install the latch side out of plumb by that amount to make the door sit perfectly flush to the frame?

question 2: The threshold of the door when framed into the 2x6 wall leaves a small part of the subfloor/subsill exposed in front of the threshold.  How do you deal with that?  A metal pan, a ripped down piece of treated calked and painted?

Any advice or pictures would be appreciated

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Hide Site / Re: Hide Site/Bug-out location Construction, Part 5
« on: January 04, 2018, 08:35:09 AM »
Jared, keep an eye out for a post in your oracle section.  I have some questions about doors in 2x6 walls.

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Build Threads / Re: LML Silverado Duramax C-Max build thread part 4
« on: January 04, 2018, 08:28:25 AM »
So two days ago you were done with them and wanted to return to Toyo tires.   What?s the verdict ? You rotated them was all?


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D rated tires just aren't made to handle a 10k lb+ truck Don.
They would probably work great on Shawn's Jeep
tho.

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On the tires: Good news!

I must have had one bad one, and it must have been the right rear.

Reason, that is the tire that is currently hanging on the spare carrier and my truck drives completely normally. Now I am not saying that the issue may not reappear, but I am saying that I drove the truck down to the farm 50+ miles pulling the trailer with the outhouse strapped to it (What #3,500 ish??) and back at 45-60MPH and encountered no vibration at all. I had no steering wheel shimmy and with regard to the steering, it was greatly improved. Not much crown on these narrow country roads to speak of and for 75% of the distance there you cannot keep the steering wheel still less than 2 seconds. No exaggeration, the roads are literally constant turns most of the way there! Point with all that being that there is no way to check to see if it wanders following the crown just yet.
If I could keep this ride, these tires would do their job and get me through another year and then I'd upgrade to the "E" rated tires which hopefully, then, I could easily pay for.

yup rotated

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D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: January 04, 2018, 08:17:30 AM »
well, day started by needing a trip to the ER from spitting hot coffee through my nose because of Dave's post on fuel leak....

Dave that sounds like something I would do.

So yesterday, (I'm still off work) I picked up a fiberglass door for the casita and a ordered a matching slab door for the main house.  Got it roughly installed although I have to build jam extensions since it was hung for a 2x4 wall. 

Today I'll head over to the pool builder and see if he can mediate a settlement between my better half and me over decking material.  I want stamped concrete and she....we'll she doesnt know what she wants but it aint stamped concrete.

She was willing to use the Spray Deck over concrete but I think that would not fit with the rustic in the woods look.

Then I hope to install a few pieces of metal trim I picked up from the supply house to finish the porch on the casita and then clear off the rest of the  materials from the trailer so I can take it home and get ready to buy a big load of hardi plank supplies and get started on the exterior.

All this assumes I can get motivated to get out in the cold.  It was 22 here this morning, nothing compared to some of you guys but I don't have a ton of cold weather gear and working in gloves is just clumsy.


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Hide Site / Re: Hide Site/Bug-out location Construction, Part 5
« on: January 04, 2018, 08:02:26 AM »
I got my chiselthingy that kyle recommended as well.  Pretty cool little tool.

Don  one suggestion from the cheap seats, if I may.  A good plumb bob has been indispensable for me in building my casita.  With bows and such in lumber the plumb bob helps me get stuff straight.  Especially working by myself where I can hang it from a nail and go  to the bottom of the wall and make adjustments and fasten while watching the bob.

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Construction and Building / Re: "12 Square" a 12' X 12' shed project
« on: January 04, 2018, 07:55:59 AM »
Don, have you priced out doing  metal pole barn approach with a shed roof? Rpanel on exterior walls and roof?

I havent done a side by side but would think that the materials costs might be lower  for the metal with the price of wood nowadays.

Just a thought,

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Parenting / Re: Raising twin boys
« on: January 03, 2018, 11:31:02 AM »
And there you have it. Had I not turned down that scholarship to AF Academy,I would probably know that


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CIEMR / Re: California Road Signs: Somebody is callina a spade a spade!
« on: January 03, 2018, 11:20:36 AM »
Plan B. Leave and leave CA to implode under the weight of taxes and crime and build another wall. Sometimes it has to burn to the ground (figuratively ) before you can rebuild.


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Build Threads / Re: LML Silverado Duramax C-Max build thread part 4
« on: January 02, 2018, 07:14:46 PM »
Don my LB7 water pump leaked intermittently for a year and then got worse.


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Parenting / Re: Raising twin boys
« on: January 02, 2018, 04:55:45 PM »
USS Midway. And I want to say that was an F105 Phantom


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Build Threads / LML Silverado Duramax C-Max build thread part 4
« on: January 02, 2018, 09:59:20 AM »
:thumb on the tires

Water pump ain't the end of the world. 


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D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: January 02, 2018, 09:34:21 AM »
So what was the verdict on what to do with the house, Jon?


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Nothing like sleeping photos of kids in car seats. I have a few. Amazing how they can sleep with their head is such weird contortions.  Pm sent


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Build Threads / Re: Diana
« on: January 01, 2018, 09:52:48 AM »
^that and I was going to say see if MO has custom plates in black and white.  Texas has a classic black plate with white letter/numbers without it being a vanity plate. Looks good on my wife?s black suv


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Farming, Gardening, and Raising Your Own Food / Re: EGGS finally...
« on: January 01, 2018, 07:31:20 AM »
Wow. Sorry to hear that.


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Build Threads / Re: Diana
« on: December 31, 2017, 06:57:13 PM »
Mucho mejor amigo


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Ammo & Reloading / Re: Science project requests?
« on: December 31, 2017, 05:47:06 PM »
Too bad. I?d love to see you test my 10mm load...
1350fps 200gn xtp

Looking forward to results.


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Build Threads / Re: SquareD Part 8, This thing ever going to get finished?
« on: December 31, 2017, 07:47:41 AM »
I?m looking forward to photos of SqD farmside completely covered in mud.


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Faith Discussion / New western religion...No, I'm not kidding
« on: December 31, 2017, 07:37:13 AM »
2 Thessalonians 2:11-12 (NASB)

11 For this reason God will send upon them a deluding influence so that they will believe what is false, 12 in order that they all may be judged who did not believe the truth, but took pleasure in wickedness


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