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Re: Hide Site/Bug-out location Construction, Part 5
« Reply #400 on: January 17, 2018, 12:41:03 AM »
Nice little machine there. That looks safe enough for the pre rangers to drive.
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Re: Hide Site/Bug-out location Construction, Part 5
« Reply #401 on: January 17, 2018, 12:31:57 PM »
Nice little machine there. That looks safe enough for the pre rangers to drive.
I will test that theory!

My goal for the Pre-Rangers by summers end is to have them able to operate that, the excavator, the tractors and Sarge if we still own it.
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Re: Hide Site/Bug-out location Construction, Part 5
« Reply #402 on: January 17, 2018, 01:26:00 PM »
How old are the boys.  By the age of 12 I was operating similar equipment with exception to the excavator.  I was probably closer to 18 before I got behind one of those.  More a factor of availability then anything though.  As long as they can reach all the pedals etc..  I would expect them to do just fine.

Big question is does the cost of operation go up or down as the boys take over operations (Who is going to cause more carnage)? 

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Re: Hide Site/Bug-out location Construction, Part 5
« Reply #403 on: January 17, 2018, 01:43:37 PM »
I assume boys will have some inhibitions about what they do vs pops who is more of a hit it with a bigger hammer to make it fit kinda guy.


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Re: Hide Site/Bug-out location Construction, Part 5
« Reply #404 on: January 17, 2018, 01:58:43 PM »
I assume boys will have some inhibitions about what they do vs pops who is more of a hit it with a bigger hammer to make it fit kinda guy.


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THIS!
The prerangers should be gtg as stated above.
I was on backhoes by 12-13.
I just don't want to wind up missing a digit or limb.  I can sometimes get in a hurry to get results.
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Re: Hide Site/Bug-out location Construction, Part 5
« Reply #405 on: January 17, 2018, 05:27:49 PM »
The current crop is 13/15
I had been driving a couple years by the time I was 15...
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Re: Hide Site/Bug-out location Construction, Part 5
« Reply #406 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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Re: Hide Site/Bug-out location Construction, Part 5
« Reply #407 on: January 17, 2018, 10:26:50 PM »

Nice little machine there. That looks safe enough for the pre rangers to drive.
I will test that theory!

My goal for the Pre-Rangers by summers end is to have them able to operate that, the excavator, the tractors and Sarge if we still own it.


That thing with the brush cutter on it could really be a money maker for the kids school fund. They could rent it from you and hire out around the area clearing and thinning. That is the underbrush and berry patches not the forest trees. :smiley:
Copy that...I may just do some myself. I have a lot of stuff I want to fund. Remember that single mom with the two girls we gave Christmas to? Well, she needs a place to live she could afford. I'd like to have a fund that I could sow into people who are trying. Say give her $200 a month toward rent to bridge the gap and get that family safe. If I could earn a few thousand hera and there, I could keep a thing like that going.
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Re: Hide Site/Bug-out location Construction, Part 5
« Reply #408 on: January 17, 2018, 10:29:20 PM »
More progress on the 12 square shed project. Now have the walls within striking distance of being finished. I only need to build four more wall panels and I'm done with the four walls!
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Re: Hide Site/Bug-out location Construction, Part 5
« Reply #409 on: January 17, 2018, 10:40:08 PM »
You have some shed inception going on, shed inside a shed ....


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Re: Hide Site/Bug-out location Construction, Part 5
« Reply #410 on: January 17, 2018, 10:49:24 PM »
You have some shed inception going on, shed inside a shed ....


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Re: Hide Site/Bug-out location Construction, Part 5
« Reply #411 on: January 17, 2018, 11:01:00 PM »
What?s your sq of the main level?


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Re: Hide Site/Bug-out location Construction, Part 5
« Reply #412 on: January 17, 2018, 11:11:40 PM »
What?s your sq of the main level?


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Heck, I don't know

5,320 all three floors heated, 7,500 total sq/ft with shop, storage and two garages.
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Re: Hide Site/Bug-out location Construction, Part 5
« Reply #413 on: January 18, 2018, 01:22:50 PM »
Heck, that is the size of many lots!!
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Re: Hide Site/Bug-out location Construction, Part 5
« Reply #414 on: January 18, 2018, 02:31:27 PM »
I believe it falls into casa size large.

I like the tall ceiling in the basement.
At least that was done right!
Builders that realize the importance of having eight foot plus headroom are nice to find.
I just don't want to wind up missing a digit or limb.  I can sometimes get in a hurry to get results.
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Re: Hide Site/Bug-out location Construction, Part 5
« Reply #415 on: January 18, 2018, 03:02:02 PM »
My lot is just 8000, moms is 7000. I will admit my house is on the small side, including the upstairs is around 2200 now.
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Re: Hide Site/Bug-out location Construction, Part 5
« Reply #416 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.
Kids today don't know how easy they have it. When I was young, I had to walk 9 feet through shag carpet to change the TV channel.

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Re: Hide Site/Bug-out location Construction, Part 5
« Reply #417 on: January 19, 2018, 08:56:14 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.
Me 2!

House was Kat's concept

She did all this while I was living on a sheet of plywood in Kandahar

Came home to this castle and just stared

My garage is all I really cared about. I haven't even taken a seat in all of the bathrooms yet!

Nossir, I am plenty happee down farmside in my camper. That thing is like 80 times more space, 1000 times more privacy, and 10,000 times quieter than my flat in Kandahar.
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Re: Hide Site/Bug-out location Construction, Part 5
« Reply #418 on: January 19, 2018, 10:12:13 PM »
Kandahar was quiet.......if you don?t count the 100 brits in the tent with me, or the tanks starting up at oh dark thirty or the sirens when someone decided to lob a mortar round into the base.  But they did have a Tim Horton?s and a Burger King when I went there, as welll as a hockey rink for the Canadians.

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« Reply #419 on: January 19, 2018, 10:35:01 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.

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I agree, next place is gunna be even less going to guberment. Part of reason I am finishing basement myself. The permit alone is $2k then the additional property taxes they heap on when they find out it?s finished & has more bathrooms.
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Re: Hide Site/Bug-out location Construction, Part 5
« Reply #420 on: January 20, 2018, 04:55:11 PM »
Kandahar was quiet.......if you don?t count the 100 brits in the tent with me, or the tanks starting up at oh dark thirty or the sirens when someone decided to lob a mortar round into the base.  But they did have a Tim Horton?s and a Burger King when I went there, as welll as a hockey rink for the Canadians.
I remember all those things coming in there

Believe it or not, KAF only had some 7,000 peeps when I first stepped off the plane there, not tens of thousands it had when I left. It had no tanks, just a few Canadian IFV that the T-ban all but destroyed in 06. I remember the day Timmy Hortons showed up. The board walk was only the south side and a bit of the east walk. There was a pizza inn, burger king and subway if you can call it that, and dirt. On the long side was a telephone hut, a couple vendors and nothing else. A rocket hit about halfway down that side and killed a girl and a guy who were dating. I remember walking by there later...strangest thing...but the engineers had simply dumped a pile of 2 x 4's near the wreckage and two of them fell to make a perfect cross about where she died. I remember walking down to the old blown up hangar on Kilo ramp that we first occupied and seeing that. I stopped with a CW5 who pointed to that cross and nodded. Something unworldly was going on with that.
And remember the Dutch mess hall just across the street from the boardwalk area? I was there when another 107mm landed in it during the evening meal. One of the luckiest shots those idiots ever made in my opinion.

Yep, I remember KAF
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Re: Hide Site/Bug-out location Construction, Part 5
« Reply #421 on: January 22, 2018, 09:46:23 PM »
Knocked out two more wall panels today and attached all the inside door latches.

Two more panels and it's paint time then teardown and transport time for the wall sections
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Re: Hide Site/Bug-out location Construction, Part 5
« Reply #422 on: January 23, 2018, 09:32:53 PM »
Two developments

1. Got all the wall panels built for the 12-square shed

and

2. Cancelled the SVL-75-2 purchase, and purchased a SVL-95-2 instead YIPPEE!!!!!!!!!!
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Re: Hide Site/Bug-out location Construction, Part 5
« Reply #423 on: January 23, 2018, 10:33:18 PM »
75 vs 95 = more power to rip up implements faster?


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Re: Hide Site/Bug-out location Construction, Part 5
« Reply #424 on: January 24, 2018, 06:16:47 AM »
wanna come dig my pool?
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« Reply #425 on: January 24, 2018, 10:57:23 AM »
75 vs 95 = more power to rip up implements faster?


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Possibly

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« Reply #426 on: January 24, 2018, 10:58:57 AM »
wanna come dig my pool?
Would love to!

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« Reply #427 on: January 24, 2018, 02:45:22 PM »
Would be an honor, sir!


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« Reply #428 on: January 24, 2018, 07:25:54 PM »
Would be an honor, sir!


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« Reply #429 on: January 24, 2018, 07:27:42 PM »
Painted trim/door stuff like that on 12 Square

Watched You-Tube vids on Kubota SVL-95's wrecking trees and digging up stuff
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« Reply #430 on: February 05, 2018, 09:50:58 PM »
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« Reply #431 on: February 06, 2018, 09:31:09 AM »
I knew Ash was out there lurkin'. Lookin good Chief! how's the knee holding up?
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« Reply #432 on: February 06, 2018, 12:09:06 PM »
I knew Ash was out there lurkin'. Lookin good Chief! how's the knee holding up?
First, Hello Ash

Knee: MRI tonight
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« Reply #433 on: February 06, 2018, 12:31:17 PM »
Is that a pigeon cutout on top of that window? :tongue:
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« Reply #434 on: February 06, 2018, 04:48:40 PM »
Is that a pigeon cutout on top of that window? :tongue:
Nah, just my artsy-fartsy side coming out

Throwback from my youth actually. Uncle was a cabinet worker. He taught me the trade. He used that pattern often enough, I remembered it. Heritage, legacy and all that, so i incorporated it. Was only meant to remind me of earlier times.

May do an owl window though.
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« Reply #435 on: February 06, 2018, 08:33:12 PM »
Kind of makes me think of an eagle spreading its wings.
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« Reply #436 on: February 26, 2018, 09:53:16 PM »
Well, its been a month since I tore my knee all to heck and gone. And almost three weeks since the operation to repair it. I just couldn't wait any longer so today, I got to work on the farm again. I took delivery of the Kubota SVL-95 compact track loader. The thing is a beast. It just flies through the work
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« Reply #437 on: February 26, 2018, 09:55:16 PM »
To train myself on the characteristics of the machine, I first used the tooth bucket to spread some dense grade graven over the wet spots in the driveway nearest to the shed
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« Reply #438 on: February 26, 2018, 09:57:56 PM »
I got more done than what the pics show, but failed to photo the rest of the work. Steering it in loose gravel does tend to push up material into piles.

With the gravel spread over the soft spots, I went out onto the "Road" into the place and smoothed a hundred foot section of very rough excavation I had done with Sarge back in the summer. It did a great job with dirt, mud, rocks, trees, anything really!
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Re: Hide Site/Bug-out location Construction, Part 5
« Reply #439 on: February 26, 2018, 09:59:53 PM »
Then when I went to check on the ponds, I was shocked to discover both were completely full and were running out over the levees. One levee was getting close to failure, so much had washed away, so I got to work patching up the hole, then built up the thing a foot higher.
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« Reply #440 on: February 26, 2018, 10:02:02 PM »
Spud moves dirt quickly and efficiently. The precise control and your great seating position allows one to pour the dirt exactly where you want it. No guesswork. I moved over half of the grub pile and built the levee about a foot higher.
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« Reply #441 on: February 26, 2018, 10:04:26 PM »
I haven't seen the place in over a month, but was pleasantly surprised to discover that aside from some wind damage, it had weathered the harsh winter pretty well
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« Reply #442 on: February 26, 2018, 10:05:43 PM »
My two tracked loaders. One is big and moves a LOT of dirt. The other is fast and moves dirt more than twice as fast. Good pair here!
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« Reply #443 on: February 26, 2018, 10:07:04 PM »
Judging from all the bird droppings, they are taking shelter in the arches
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« Reply #444 on: February 26, 2018, 10:09:06 PM »
The shed base has held up, although the OSB has expanded showing big time signs of having soaked in a bunch of water. I will need to take some emergency steps to save it at this point. Heck, I thought OSB was imperious to rain...guess not!
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« Reply #445 on: February 26, 2018, 10:11:58 PM »
I have 5.0 hours on the machine now. And although I was spinning the tracks a lot and doing a lot of pivot turning, the rubber casting marks (Tiny grid lines) are still visible. I am told tracks can last upwards of 1,000 hours. My JD 4720 which I purchased in 2012 still only has about 275 hours on it, so if the track life story holds true these will be around for years to come
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« Reply #446 on: February 26, 2018, 10:13:06 PM »
Running back and forth on wet ground does produce some damage and wear as seen here:
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« Reply #447 on: February 26, 2018, 10:15:45 PM »
Tomorrow is set to be sunny and 63F so I think I'm going to get on those ponds with the excavator and make room for some more water. I'm thinking of laying down grub piles onto the levee, then use Spud to work them out. Hopefully, I can strengthen the levee, make it a bit taller and make some more volume for the rain coming in Wednesday and Thursday.
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« Reply #448 on: February 26, 2018, 11:41:18 PM »
How long do you give it till that pond water clears up?  Is there enough water flow to support fish?


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« Reply #449 on: February 26, 2018, 11:48:29 PM »
Then when I went to check on the ponds, I was shocked to discover both were completely full and were running out over the levees. One levee was getting close to failure, so much had washed away, so I got to work patching up the hole, then built up the thing a foot higher.

Don, install an 8? tile (pvc pipe works fine too) at the height you want the water to crest at & run it through the dike. Then it will stop eroding the dike & overflowing the berm.
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