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Re: Hide Site/Bug-out location Construction, Part 4
« Reply #100 on: March 11, 2017, 09:29:09 PM »
I mounted up a set of 1/2" deep and shallow SAE sockets, a set of SAE 3/8 drive deep well sockets, and finally a set of metric deep well 3/8"
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« Reply #101 on: March 11, 2017, 09:30:30 PM »
We also managed to haul down one of our bikes so the pre rangers can get about more briskly
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Re: Hide Site/Bug-out location Construction, Part 4
« Reply #102 on: March 11, 2017, 09:31:49 PM »
In the meantime the kiddies played and Scout kept working on that deer leg
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Re: Hide Site/Bug-out location Construction, Part 4
« Reply #103 on: March 25, 2017, 09:46:29 PM »
Rule of work: You have to work on something just to be able to work.

This sort of goes along with another work rule which states: Work begat work.

So I had to remove and fix the tractor tire again just to be able to use the tractor to work

It had a couple of leaks and still has this nasty gash in the sidewall
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« Reply #104 on: March 25, 2017, 09:47:30 PM »
But once that was done, I used the tractor to pick up and relocate the new grapple bucket
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Re: Hide Site/Bug-out location Construction, Part 4
« Reply #105 on: March 25, 2017, 09:48:56 PM »
The tractor has wintered outside for the last time I am hoping. With the sawmill, I'll create a covered parking spot for it and the implements over the summer (I hope)
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Re: Hide Site/Bug-out location Construction, Part 4
« Reply #106 on: March 25, 2017, 09:51:18 PM »
In this picture, the tractor bucket represents the opening to the saw mill. The structure covering it will be built around the sawmill arranged perpendicular to the bucket with storage space for milled lumber. On the back side is where I will likely create space for tractor parking
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« Reply #107 on: March 25, 2017, 09:53:00 PM »
This is one of two piles of cedar logs awaiting milling

And an auxiliary pile of extra long logs I'll keep for special purposes like the second floor deck for the shed
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Re: Hide Site/Bug-out location Construction, Part 4
« Reply #108 on: March 25, 2017, 09:54:10 PM »
Back to the water tank building. The water faucet gets installed here
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« Reply #109 on: March 25, 2017, 09:55:16 PM »
And a new 100 foot premium vinyl contractor water hose
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Re: Hide Site/Bug-out location Construction, Part 4
« Reply #110 on: March 25, 2017, 09:56:33 PM »
I finally got the plumbing completed inside the structure, but not hooked up to the trailer just yet. I want to do some performance testing first
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« Reply #111 on: March 25, 2017, 09:58:35 PM »
Then I installed two switches. Although these look like 110VAC, they are actually switching 12VDC current. Everything is grounded, with a final ground wire connecting the switches to the tank steel cages yet to be installed
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Re: Hide Site/Bug-out location Construction, Part 4
« Reply #112 on: March 25, 2017, 10:00:46 PM »
I ran a 14-2 wire from the 12 volt camper battery back and through flexible conduit to the water containment building
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Re: Hide Site/Bug-out location Construction, Part 4
« Reply #113 on: March 25, 2017, 10:02:33 PM »
With the manifold connection and the tank valves open the tanks cross leveled pretty quickly

I ran a drain line outside just in case I ever need to vent some H20
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Re: Hide Site/Bug-out location Construction, Part 4
« Reply #114 on: March 25, 2017, 10:03:51 PM »
With everything connected I flipped the switch and just like that the pump started, and I found my first leak!
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Re: Hide Site/Bug-out location Construction, Part 4
« Reply #115 on: March 25, 2017, 10:06:13 PM »
With the daylight waning, it was time to pack this circus up and head to home station. First I chose two cedar logs and cut them down to an eight foot length. These will be the test pieces for the new mill as I dial it in this coming week
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Re: Hide Site/Bug-out location Construction, Part 4
« Reply #116 on: March 25, 2017, 10:09:11 PM »
On the drive home, yet another LED headlight burned out!

This is amazing...This cheap chinese junk doesn't last anytime at all. What 3-6 months tops? I don't even remember how many bulbs have been in and out of those headlights...Easily 5 sets now.

This latest set, Bowvine or something like that were the absolute worse. With this burnout, that makes four failures in the past 12 months!
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Re: Hide Site/Bug-out location Construction, Part 4
« Reply #117 on: March 25, 2017, 11:42:56 PM »
Nice work but don't get me started on headlights !!!
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Re: Hide Site/Bug-out location Construction, Part 4
« Reply #118 on: March 26, 2017, 04:16:13 AM »
On the drive home, yet another LED headlight burned out!

This is amazing...This cheap chinese junk doesn't last anytime at all. What 3-6 months tops? I don't even remember how many bulbs have been in and out of those headlights...Easily 5 sets now.

This latest set, Bowvine or something like that were the absolute worse. With this burnout, that makes four failures in the past 12 months!
Time to retrofit some projector lights and run HID lighting the way they were designed.  My last set of hid lights are well past two years and I expect much more. You both need to find the light so to speak!


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« Reply #119 on: March 27, 2017, 08:38:05 AM »
On the drive home, yet another LED headlight burned out!

This is amazing...This cheap chinese junk doesn't last anytime at all. What 3-6 months tops? I don't even remember how many bulbs have been in and out of those headlights...Easily 5 sets now.

This latest set, Bowvine or something like that were the absolute worse. With this burnout, that makes four failures in the past 12 months!

Buy yourself a set of Moromoto HID's & be done.

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« Reply #120 on: March 27, 2017, 10:16:46 AM »
On the drive home, yet another LED headlight burned out!

This is amazing...This cheap chinese junk doesn't last anytime at all. What 3-6 months tops? I don't even remember how many bulbs have been in and out of those headlights...Easily 5 sets now.

This latest set, Bowvine or something like that were the absolute worse. With this burnout, that makes four failures in the past 12 months!

Buy yourself a set of Moromoto HID's & be done.

This is what I have in my 4Runner, bought them from the main importer that is in Atlanta, the retrofit source. They stand behind their product. Mine was out of warranty when it was all replaced last august, gave me a deep discount on an entirely new setup. I believe the warranty is 3 years and they try to help you figure out the problem but will replace any or all parts if needed.


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Re: Hide Site/Bug-out location Construction, Part 4
« Reply #121 on: March 27, 2017, 12:44:32 PM »
On the drive home, yet another LED headlight burned out!

This is amazing...This cheap chinese junk doesn't last anytime at all. What 3-6 months tops? I don't even remember how many bulbs have been in and out of those headlights...Easily 5 sets now.

This latest set, Bowvine or something like that were the absolute worse. With this burnout, that makes four failures in the past 12 months!

Buy yourself a set of Moromoto HID's & be done.
I'm going back to Halogen

These gee-whiz bulbs have left me wanting so many times, I can't declare that they are reliable
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« Reply #122 on: March 28, 2017, 10:58:02 AM »
You'll be disappointed for sure


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Re: Hide Site/Bug-out location Construction, Part 4
« Reply #123 on: April 02, 2017, 10:10:15 PM »
Started the day off with a fresh oil change for the 4720
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« Reply #124 on: April 02, 2017, 10:10:43 PM »
Decal check: GTG
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Re: Hide Site/Bug-out location Construction, Part 4
« Reply #125 on: April 02, 2017, 10:13:14 PM »
I had a new set of hydraulic lines made up for the new grapple bucket. The ones I took off were new, so I had them put the correct end on the one sample line I took them, and replace the Skid Steer style flat fitting with the correctly sized quick disconnect.

The large fat fitting is not used on tractors
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« Reply #126 on: April 02, 2017, 10:13:58 PM »
I had those bolted on in a giffy-quick
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« Reply #127 on: April 02, 2017, 10:15:21 PM »
Then I pushed the tractor into that monstrous grapple bucket, picked it up, threw in the lower two pins and connected the hydraulics
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« Reply #128 on: April 02, 2017, 10:17:44 PM »
Cudakidd (Mikey) said to put a match to the old piles of cuttings, so I did!

And with that grapple grabbing big chunks of debris I had two fields cleaned up in less than a couple hours. I just sortied to/from that one burn pile, hauling four other piles in to feed the flames
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« Reply #129 on: April 02, 2017, 10:19:13 PM »
Next up, Since I had used my Stihl pole saw to trim up some logs, I broke it down and found a place overhead to store it
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« Reply #130 on: April 02, 2017, 10:21:50 PM »
Shed is getting crowded with all the necessary toolage one needs to service all the junk, which one needs to make a mess of one's property.

And knowing Don's third rule of tools, "Tools begat Tools" I am constantly adding in stuff. But, know what? Everything is getting used down there. These T-handles were a sale item at Northern...
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« Reply #131 on: April 02, 2017, 10:24:17 PM »
Next project was to connect the water shed to the street water hookup of the camper and complete that mission.

I love this PEX stuff. FOrget about the old technology, this stuff is all you ever need to know about!

I spliced in a "T" here to supply the outside hose
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« Reply #132 on: April 02, 2017, 10:24:53 PM »
And made the connection finally
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« Reply #133 on: April 02, 2017, 10:31:27 PM »
Now, that is somewhat temporary. I want to improve all that before winter comes, encasing the line inside insulation and maybe including a "Hot wire" to keep the water in a liquid state. But for now, this will get the job done.

With that hooked up, I switched on the pump and it moved some water, since a small leak developed at the camper hookup, but the pump just stayed running.

That is not supposed to be what it does. It is a pressure on demand pump, only running when pressure dips below 55psi.

So there is something not right here. It should have kept the pressure up, than just shut off, but it isn't doing it. I am seeing pretty good flow at the faucet and shower. In fact I had to shower after work.

I walked into the overhead in that little water shed and broke open my skull covering. I bled like a stuck pig for awhile, and looked like a walking dead character for the rest of the day. Since we were hitting a restaurant on the way home, A shower was required. So the water flowed as good or maybe better than before, so I just don't get it why it just runs on...
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« Reply #134 on: April 02, 2017, 10:33:13 PM »
Well, I still had work to do, so I got on it. Next, I replaced that temporary hose reel with a real one. I didn't get any pics of it after installation, but I did mount it all up after removing the old temporary 2 X 4 thing
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« Reply #135 on: April 02, 2017, 10:34:16 PM »
It had rained two days ago and in the mud less than 50 feet from the camper I saw these:
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« Reply #136 on: April 02, 2017, 10:35:24 PM »
After working all the trash heaps, the fields are cleaning up nicely. That grapple is at least twice better than just a 4-1 bucket
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« Reply #137 on: April 02, 2017, 10:36:19 PM »
How long do you figure it will take you to use the water supply you have on hand now Don?


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« Reply #138 on: April 02, 2017, 10:36:32 PM »
Still have that pink going on, but that will get covered in time.

All in all, the place is coming right along
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« Reply #139 on: April 02, 2017, 10:41:28 PM »
How long do you figure it will take you to use the water supply you have on hand now Don?


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If you are asking how long will it last?

I would fill the 40 gallon tank in the camper and run through that in two days. The new capacity is around 650 gallons, and soon, it will be getting an assist from rain water runoff.

But I was conserving before and now, I will be a bit more liberal and I will be doing mortar and concrete work starting almost immediately, so hard to say.

But, I will be adding capacity with a tank at the well, and another semi-underground cistern style tank in the not too distant future. Frankly, water is the thing you need the most of. I would feel OK with around 20K in the ground somewhere, or in multiple locations with backup from the well.
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Re: Hide Site/Bug-out location Construction, Part 4
« Reply #140 on: April 03, 2017, 07:34:19 AM »
Waking dead character?

Maybe Negan? Got Lucille?

Liking the grapple bucket. May have to put that on my list.


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« Reply #141 on: April 03, 2017, 09:02:29 AM »
No equipment carnage? Getting better...... :likebutton:
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« Reply #142 on: April 03, 2017, 04:44:41 PM »
Waking dead character?

Maybe Negan? Got Lucille?

Liking the grapple bucket. May have to put that on my list.


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After using it for the day, I can say it is a tad bit too big. I have a 72" and a 66HP tractor. A 60" would have about right, but I use a 72" 4-1 bucket so I thought it would be the right size. The grapples are way heavier than a 4-1, so I have reached hydraulic stall quicker than I suspected.

For a 50-60 ish HP tractor, I think a 60". Less than a 45ish hp tractor and stay with a 48"
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« Reply #143 on: April 03, 2017, 04:45:36 PM »
No equipment carnage? Getting better...... :likebutton:
Well the thing got scorched and the wire ties got melted, but that hardly qualifies
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« Reply #144 on: April 03, 2017, 06:22:29 PM »
Drill some holes in the teeth for weight reduction, should be able to cut the weight down a bunch


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« Reply #145 on: April 03, 2017, 07:01:28 PM »
Waking dead character?

Maybe Negan? Got Lucille?

Liking the grapple bucket. May have to put that on my list.


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After using it for the day, I can say it is a tad bit too big. I have a 72" and a 66HP tractor. A 60" would have about right, but I use a 72" 4-1 bucket so I thought it would be the right size. The grapples are way heavier than a 4-1, so I have reached hydraulic stall quicker than I suspected.

For a 50-60 ish HP tractor, I think a 60". Less than a 45ish hp tractor and stay with a 48"

Time to upgrade another tractor..... :popcorn:
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« Reply #146 on: April 03, 2017, 09:25:44 PM »
I want the next thing I purchase down there with an engine to have steel tracks and a big claw looking arm hanging off the front!

I think the Case 160 is about the perfect size
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« Reply #147 on: April 03, 2017, 10:44:45 PM »
Waking dead character?

Maybe Negan? Got Lucille?

Liking the grapple bucket. May have to put that on my list.


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After using it for the day, I can say it is a tad bit too big. I have a 72" and a 66HP tractor. A 60" would have about right, but I use a 72" 4-1 bucket so I thought it would be the right size. The grapples are way heavier than a 4-1, so I have reached hydraulic stall quicker than I suspected.

For a 50-60 ish HP tractor, I think a 60". Less than a 45ish hp tractor and stay with a 48"

Good advice.  Piluts know about hydraulics for sure.
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Re: Hide Site/Bug-out location Construction, Part 4
« Reply #148 on: April 04, 2017, 08:36:00 AM »
Waking dead character?

Maybe Negan? Got Lucille?

Liking the grapple bucket. May have to put that on my list.


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After using it for the day, I can say it is a tad bit too big. I have a 72" and a 66HP tractor. A 60" would have about right, but I use a 72" 4-1 bucket so I thought it would be the right size. The grapples are way heavier than a 4-1, so I have reached hydraulic stall quicker than I suspected.

For a 50-60 ish HP tractor, I think a 60". Less than a 45ish hp tractor and stay with a 48"

Good advice. Piluts know about hydraulics for sure.
We know more about what happens when they suddenly stop working...Yikes!!!!!!!!
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Re: Hide Site/Bug-out location Construction, Part 4
« Reply #149 on: April 14, 2017, 09:10:33 PM »
Here's the area where the saw mill will soon sit:
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