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Powerplant, Driveline, and Braking / Re: 2003 Ram 2500 front diff
« on: June 25, 2018, 10:02:38 PM »
And make sure you have a good magnet in there to capture all the fine particles.


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D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: June 24, 2018, 11:39:06 PM »
Finally got around to programming my network attached storage device to back up to amazon cloud service.

There has to be an easier way


And family came over for bible study and I made tomato and mozzarella salad with tomatoes and basil from the garden

Balsamic glaze and evoo




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Our Heros, The "Hooah" or "Ooh-Rah" Place / Re: From an Army wife...
« on: June 24, 2018, 07:52:48 AM »
Sad but true.

It can also happen to anyone, so be grateful every day.

Just this past week we had an analyst in our OH office that was killed in a head on accident on the way back to the office from an appointment.

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Hide Site / Hide site, retirement site.
« on: June 24, 2018, 12:17:04 AM »
Today finished the rough in of the electrical. 97 degrees and high humidity. Inside the house with no AC was closer to 102-104.

Ran smurf tube to the upstairs where the AV and computer equipment will be.

Only got lit up three times working in the hot electrical panel because I didn?t want to kill the music by cutting the main breaker.




Still have a few circuits outside the house to run. The sewage sump pump and the mini split and the outdoor kitchen circuits.  The ill properly label them.

Maybe a little overkill. 10 circuits in a 625 sq ft guest house. And that?s before the AC or stove should I put one in

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CIEMR / Re: How many books come in a set of encyclopedias?
« on: June 23, 2018, 10:49:21 PM »
Gene pool purification.


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D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: June 22, 2018, 08:43:44 PM »
More construction incidents?


Bob. Good looking Buick.  I?m going to be in the market for another suv soon


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D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: June 21, 2018, 10:16:11 PM »
Our love of the Lord and our children draw us together

I can?t remember fights. Not that many and not that memorable

I did sleep on the porch swing once 20 years ago but that was because I was hammered.

Instant argument?  Me getting angry at people in traffic.  I do stupid stuff like throw a water bottle at other drivers.


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D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: June 21, 2018, 06:40:12 PM »
Well. Got the Denali washed and am about to take Mrs Redneck out to dinner for our 28th anniversary which is Saturday. We?ll see how the French like pickup trucks


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Construction and Building / Re: Dave’s house
« on: June 21, 2018, 06:48:44 AM »
Dave search Home Depot. 100ft roll for $38.50


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Hide Site / Re: Hide Site/Bug-out location Construction, Part 5
« on: June 21, 2018, 06:35:31 AM »
Looking good Chief. And no CAR REP this time.


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Build Threads / Re: 2008 Jeep Jk 4 Door
« on: June 20, 2018, 10:50:43 PM »
wow.  lots of estrogen in this thread now.....I'm misty eyed......


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CIEMR / Re: Obamaland
« on: June 18, 2018, 09:51:03 PM »
Actually, skeletor did have a plan.  It was to flip flop and reneg on his promise after going to the border for a photo op to say we needed a border plan.....

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CIEMR / Re: Obamaland
« on: June 18, 2018, 08:32:02 PM »
Sorry Mike, but all the chicagoans deserve it as a penance for hoisting him upon the rest of the nation....

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Construction and Building / Re: Dave’s house
« on: June 18, 2018, 08:30:18 PM »
its called smurf tube and you can get 250ft rolls cheap.  Only good for retrofit.  If you run more cat6 that you need you'll probably never need smurf tube as technology advances have meant much more data can run over cat6 than just a few years ago.

e.g. once upon a time you had to have 2 cat 6 cables to carry an HDMI signal.  Now you can carry it over one cat 6 cable with modern baluns

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Build Threads / Re: LML Duramax build Part 5
« on: June 17, 2018, 10:42:22 PM »
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?

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Build Threads / Re: LML Duramax build Part 5
« on: June 17, 2018, 10:32:42 PM »
just for reference.  Towing 16000 full profile fifth wheel at 65, I was getting 12.7 in the duallly.

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Hide Site / Re: Hide site, retirement site.
« on: June 17, 2018, 01:03:13 PM »
Time to finish mowing around the pond




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Hide Site / Re: Hide site, retirement site.
« on: June 17, 2018, 09:16:23 AM »
Short side against steel to give more depth of insulation.

Wedged in and then tied together at the top with the joists.

No glue. But I shot a screw in the bottom of each one into the wood floor.

Seems legit and solid.


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D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: June 17, 2018, 09:13:02 AM »
Amen Dave. Happy Father?s Day

And I mean that in a non gender assignment way. Like in the biological/masculine way.

Won?t be long and the looneys will try to change this days name and purpose too.


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Construction and Building / Re: Dave’s house
« on: June 17, 2018, 12:48:27 AM »
I?d run everything to the master closet or another closet space.

Plan on a switch and a POE switch and your internet and cable/satellite going there.

Security cameras. HDMI matrix. Dvr, music etc


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Construction and Building / Re: Dave’s house
« on: June 16, 2018, 10:45:58 PM »
Simple. Place a box in a central location where internet and satellite/cable will be located and run cat6 everywhere. 

Modern security cameras run POE, power over Ethernet so all you need is on cat 6 to power and feed video from a camera.

Run it everywhere.  You?ll never regret it.


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Hide Site / Re: Hide site, retirement site.
« on: June 16, 2018, 09:24:15 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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The bottom of the fish pond? Carp maybe?
New obstacles in BUDS school


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Hide Site / Re: Hide site, retirement site.
« on: June 16, 2018, 09:19:10 PM »
Raccoon


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Hide Site / Re: Hide site, retirement site.
« on: June 16, 2018, 09:01:43 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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Hide Site / Hide site, retirement site.
« on: June 16, 2018, 07:30:38 PM »


Little time to relax while the pork butt finishes

And don?t be jealous. Not everyone can have sticks that look as good as these!!



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Hide Site / Hide site, retirement site.
« on: June 16, 2018, 07:00:06 PM »
Ken third times a charm.  I?ll go down with the ship. Dealer called and it?s ready to pick up. He said he was amazed there was no damage

Here?s the container ready for spray foam




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Hide Site / Re: Hide site, retirement site.
« on: June 16, 2018, 04:54:33 PM »
Finished interior dimensions will be 7?4?wide 8?4?tall and 38? long

Yes there are many web sites dedicated to building with shipping containers. I like the modern look where they cantilever the second story containers.

No need for a heated slab in the south :wink

Eventually I may cut enough trees to put another parallel to it 30 ft apart and weld C purlin between them and install R panel roofing to give me a 30x40 covered storage/parking area.


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Construction and Building / Dave’s house
« on: June 16, 2018, 04:46:01 PM »

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Hide Site / Re: Hide site, retirement site.
« on: June 16, 2018, 03:48:51 PM »
Ok. You all know about putting the zero turn in the pond so I?ll not repeat the drama here.

On to the shipping container. Got most of the studs and ceiling joists in. Got to cut a few more of the tie down hooks off to get the last studs in.




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Hide Site / Re: Hide Site/Bug-out location Construction, Part 5
« on: June 15, 2018, 11:30:02 PM »
If you put 12,355 on the trailer and add the 3200 for the trailer and you have 10% hitch weight you will only have 14,000 on the trailer axles




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D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: June 15, 2018, 09:17:10 PM »
Sam. Glad I could be of humor assistance.

Dave I didn?t get to spend that much time in it at one time but it was a cool little truck.


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Construction and Building / Dave’s house
« on: June 15, 2018, 09:07:30 PM »
Dave it?s looking good and I know you are excited. And it?s good that you are able to watch over the quality.




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D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: June 14, 2018, 06:31:58 PM »
It could happen.....

Cruz.. thoughts and prayers


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D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: June 14, 2018, 12:53:05 PM »
In Dallas on business today. Got to rent a little GMC Canyon crew cab. Pretty cool little truck


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Build Threads / Re: Ramcharger Build
« on: June 12, 2018, 09:48:19 PM »
That?s great to hear


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D.O.T. / Re: Usa and North Korea
« on: June 12, 2018, 06:56:03 PM »
If it were obummer he?d be getting a second nobel peace prize


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Build Threads / Re: LML Duramax build Part 5
« on: June 12, 2018, 01:45:54 PM »
Yeah on both trucks. Dually sounds good. LB7 sounds like a PS but it run like a beast.


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D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: June 11, 2018, 07:27:06 AM »
I appreciate the humor.

That brings up an interesting subject. The use of chemicals in the environment. As a redneck you?d be forgiven for thinking that I?m not overly concerned about the environment but out here I really try to keep the chemical use to a bare minimum.  A good part of the property drains and slopes to the pond. So any chemicals would end up in the pond and my wife really loves her fish as evidenced by the recurring amazon order of fish pellets


I hate to even use amdro on ant mounds and wonder what you guys think about some of the chemicals we use today. Roundup has been associated with some bad effects, from cancer to other environmental issues.

Thoughts?


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D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: June 10, 2018, 10:23:21 PM »
I stand corrected.

I like pappy?s if that counts


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D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: June 10, 2018, 01:06:53 PM »
Negative Nate

Jack Daniels single barrel, barrel strength. 129 proof


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D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: June 10, 2018, 08:50:22 AM »
?Bourbon for those things I cannot!?  I?m venturing a guess that the poolside photo was of your second serving of said libation

Maybe....third


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D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: June 09, 2018, 10:03:06 PM »
Yes Ken. Twice. I come to the forum to humble myself.

My wife and I had a good laugh about it.  She left to go get eggs this morning and comes back to me diving in the pond.

I may need to put a K rail around the pond.....


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D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: June 09, 2018, 09:19:44 PM »
Stuff happens.  Sometimes twice!

Right now I don?t really care


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D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: June 09, 2018, 06:35:05 PM »
I wish I had gotten it in video. Once it started sliding it just wouldn?t stop. I cut it off and stayed with it until I was in 6 ft of water then I could only see the bubbles. Yeah. We?ll see what the insurance company says. It only has 25 hours on it so perhaps they?ll just buy me a new one.


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D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: June 09, 2018, 03:32:58 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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D.O.T. / WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: June 08, 2018, 07:36:50 AM »
Well. Plane delayed 5 hours last night. Then there were 2 freeway closures and a major accident on the way home. By the time I got home and got to bed it was 2 am. 

Now it?s time to pick up the Dually from the shop where the stone shield on the rear fender was being replaced


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Everything Trailer, Camper, or RV related / Re: Toter-home build.
« on: June 06, 2018, 10:42:07 PM »
Have a safe trip. Update is along the way.


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Most Favored Companies / Best Insurance company?
« on: June 06, 2018, 10:39:18 PM »
Dirty secret is that if you are with a company for more than 3 years you are experiencing ?rate creep? and you have to shop coverages. If you like your company then share the results of your rate shopping and see if they?ll reduce your rates to something close to the market. Many times they will but if not move your coverage.

Just make sure you read the deck sheets and that you are buying the same coverage.  Most people buy on price and only find a ?gotcha? when it?s too late.

And check your state department of insurance web site for ratings and complaints.

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Construction and Building / Re: Dave’s house
« on: June 06, 2018, 10:31:24 PM »
My opinion worth every cent you are paying for. 

One : unless it?s structural and you can prove it you aren?t likely to get any action

Two: Your foundation plans are usually stamped by an engineer because there is usually a 10 year warranty on foundations and if the workmanship is good and it fails it?s on warranty company/the engineer

Three:  I would either find the engineer on the foundation drawing or hire a reputable foundation engineer ( with a stamp) and have them come provide an expert written opinion. You will know what to do after that. Deal in facts not emotion, be cool and if it?s just cosmetic then suck it up and keep going with the comfort of knowing you had it inspected by a professional.  If it?s structural then you present the facts to the boss, who should be holding the subs accountable and make them make it right according to the remedy suggested by the engineer.  Failing that, it?s time to hire a lawyer. Getting stuck with 30 years of house notes on a failing foundation is worse than alienating your boss and having to find another job

Good luck






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Construction and Building / Re: Dave’s house
« on: June 06, 2018, 05:05:19 PM »
Can you provide more specifics on the situation??


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