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What?s the question? :huh:

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Construction and Building / Re: Dave’s house
« on: Today at 08:57:14 AM »
Looks good Dave

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Construction and Building / Re: Shawn’s new Hippyland Home
« on: December 16, 2018, 03:10:02 PM »
Yeah, we?ll see better than trying to keep the real grass green with her popping a squat in the same place 4x a day....

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Build Threads / Re: 2002 Suburban 2500
« on: December 16, 2018, 03:08:53 PM »
Right b4 he broke something and had to do a full oil change..

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Alternative Energy / Re: Wood Fired Boiler Install
« on: December 16, 2018, 03:06:48 PM »
We set ours at 72 during waking hours at home in the winter. At night it?s 68-70.....

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Construction and Building / Re: Shawn’s new Hippyland Home
« on: December 16, 2018, 02:39:12 PM »
Where's the trees?

It?s colorado, other than cottonwood overgrown ditch weed trees nothing grows here naturally. So we will plant them and have to baby the ones we do plant.

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Construction and Building / Re: Shawn’s new Hippyland Home
« on: December 16, 2018, 02:37:29 PM »
Looking at those footers I ask myself,  they're building Freedom Tower #2 in Colorado?
Looks nice (except for having too many neighbors), but I also remember you saying you don't want to deal with acreage anymore.

I agree neighbors suck but I?m anti social so I just glare at all of them.... :tongue:

I?m not against owning acreage, we own some still in Indiana. I just don?t want to own acreage where I live. The problem with owning it where I live is my OCD for a pristine landscape goes into overdrive and I work myself to death keeping it immaculate. I don?t enjoy it really and at my age I know what I do enjoy & how to differentiate between the two. This home will not have grass in the back yard even. Several trees and a plot of fake grass for the dog to do her business on that always looks green and I can spray off a couple times a week.

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Construction and Building / Re: Shawn’s new Hippyland Home
« on: December 16, 2018, 11:02:46 AM »
Id suggest you look at changing the tube in the master,  make sure they leave ample space between sink vanity and the tub.   Enough an injured person could climb in.
We have approximately 3 feet and if I had a broken leg my wife and I couldn?t occupy the space to help me into the tube. 
The other thing they tried to do was put a faucet here in red.   I had them rip out the tub and move faucet



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The plans are pretty much as stated, Lennar builds all inclusive so you don?t pick much at all. I was able to get them to leave the closet in master and moms walk in closet bare without shelving so we can build them out.

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Construction and Building / Re: Shawn’s new Hippyland Home
« on: December 16, 2018, 11:00:24 AM »
No basement? Crawlspace type footings it appears. 

Will you have that few of steps into the home as the photo pictured? 

I like your floor plan, good size kitchen, master bedroom accommodations are nice


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Full basement, around 2k sq ft unifinished. Kitchen is huge, wife likes to entertain. I think the steps should be that or less, hard to tell but looking at lot do not think the home sits as high out of the ground as the spec home.

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Construction and Building / Re: Shawn’s new Hippyland Home
« on: December 16, 2018, 10:17:00 AM »
Right?  :wink:

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Hide Site / Re: Hide site, retirement site.
« on: December 16, 2018, 09:38:52 AM »
Well, it is run by the Mormons, so there is that.


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 :popcorn:

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D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: December 15, 2018, 10:40:22 PM »
Hit up Tate, Randy?s has full size truck stuff not sure on lighter duty but he may be able to get you the heavier stuff for a great price anyhow

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Hide Site / Re: Hide site, retirement site.
« on: December 15, 2018, 09:29:17 PM »
Lol, our average was 7 years roughly (building 4th home now) although it?s been 3.5 in this current home which is about what I expected when we moved in as we bought small in case we needed to flip it if things didn?t work out.

30% is pretty good, ours sold for about 7% more than we paid 3.5 years ago. But things are softening up a bit here on the front range...

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Site Rules & Introductions / Re: NEW MEAT
« on: December 15, 2018, 09:02:19 PM »
Comin from the guy who just about ran off our newest good guy in less than a hour on the forum


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Who are these good guys you speak of?  :popcorn:

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Construction and Building / Re: Shawn’s new Hippyland Home
« on: December 15, 2018, 08:50:30 PM »
Looks like a good floor plan, Shawn


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Thanks, one of the few that is accommodating for a live in parent. Plus it?s a mile and a half from our current home so we can stay here local where we like it with girls all in high school next year.

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Construction and Building / Re: Shawn’s new Hippyland Home
« on: December 15, 2018, 08:23:56 PM »
Front elevation, colors will be different



Floor plan


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D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: December 15, 2018, 08:16:03 PM »
Ebooooola?  :huh:

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Construction and Building / Shawn’s new Hippyland Home
« on: December 15, 2018, 08:14:35 PM »
Broke ground weds 11-12-18





This morning HH6 and I stopped by and they were stripping the footers







Should have decent view of Longs peak from front porch





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Hide Site / Re: Hide site, retirement site.
« on: December 15, 2018, 06:05:18 PM »
Thanks guys.  I have the 12 inch standard compound miter saw that is 23 years old now (Man, I'm getting old, bought that saw in '95 to remodel my first house)  Wife and girls got me the sliding compound for my birthday.

Stairs are on order.  Should be ready either next week or week after, I think.  They are one piece welded so should be a matter of threading them through the door and standing them up and bolting it down.  Carpet should be in before the stairs go up which will complete the upper floor.

That leaves tile floor, tile in the shower, cabinets, countertops, toilet, shower glass enclosure, them base molding and trim on the doors.

Then I'll have to run the LP line to the tankless water heater

Didn?t you say you?ve had 12 houses? That?s like moving every couple of years on average....

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UTV's / Re: Time for an upgrade
« on: December 15, 2018, 02:17:33 PM »
Sorry Charles it?s not amphibious

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D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: December 14, 2018, 12:44:15 AM »
JR, he?s not in town anymore. They relocated into the hills a year or so ago

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Build Threads / Re: 2002 Suburban 2500
« on: December 14, 2018, 12:06:42 AM »
I'd leave the brakes alone.  Like others said,  those factory ones go forever.  The rear ones will usually go first on those.

From experience hauling H around?  :tongue:

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Build Threads / Re: 2002 Suburban 2500
« on: December 13, 2018, 10:41:32 PM »
Tate, can you get the yoke kit for the 263hd for the dmax?

If he doesn?t have it I would call Jesse at high angle

Looks like good stuff, but I bet he got burned out  :embarrassed:

Heck, I hadn?t thought about that. Guess I?ll call tomorrow & check on him....

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Hand Tools, Power Tools, Welders, etc / Re: Propane Tank Forge
« on: December 13, 2018, 08:47:45 PM »
That?s long, sword making?

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Build Threads / Re: 2002 Suburban 2500
« on: December 13, 2018, 08:43:55 PM »
Tate, can you get the yoke kit for the 263hd for the dmax?

If he doesn?t have it I would call Jesse at high angle

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Site Rules & Introductions / Re: NEW MEAT
« on: December 13, 2018, 01:55:17 PM »
You boys have been busy this morning.... :tongue:

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Site Rules & Introductions / Re: NEW MEAT
« on: December 13, 2018, 08:29:03 AM »
Knowing Bobby already gets 2 strikes against ya just sayin.... :popcorn:

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D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: December 13, 2018, 07:00:47 AM »
Thanks guys, going from tiny expensive home to tinier town home then to quite a bit more expensive large home. The unfinished basement is 2k sq ft with the top two floors at a little over 4K including moms area. So far everyone is happy and excited, the main floor is open and has a huge main kitchen with island long enough to seat 6-7 people comfortably so the wife can cook & host which is her thing (she even hosted a cooking class recently at a locals request). It would have been nice to have more garage space as always but I have a shop so no complaints here.

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Build Threads / Re: 2002 Suburban 2500
« on: December 12, 2018, 10:35:24 PM »
??? Really? $50 bucks? You can put them on and forget about em

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Build Threads / Re: 2002 Suburban 2500
« on: December 12, 2018, 09:47:19 PM »
Why not buy some aftermarket spark plug boots from jegs etc?

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Build Threads / Re: 2002 Suburban 2500
« on: December 12, 2018, 09:02:33 PM »
You could have used that mount for a winch receiver....

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Site Rules & Introductions / Re: NEW MEAT
« on: December 12, 2018, 09:01:41 PM »
Welcome, most of the guys here are so old they forgot what sex is.....

With the exception of Ken, he?s old but with H as his GF pretty sure he gets lots of lovin still

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D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: December 12, 2018, 08:53:40 PM »
Had first construction meeting on new home this morning. They are ahead of schedule by a few days and digging basement today.

Had appraisal on existing home done today.

Officially signed lease and deposit on new town home for six months. Spoke with all utilities & have things set up for the switch.

Movers have been hired and we move on the 26th

All the heavy equipment is in my shop except for the lathe as it still needs moved along with odds and ends mostly steel parts. Compressor is extremely top heavy and no fun to move, retired neighbor cop stopped by and gave me hand off loading it along with bottom roller tool chest. Second set of hands was very appreciated.

Finally received refund from Richmond American Homes on original build, vp is lucky they have cameras in his lobby. I exchanged some choice words with him about his disfunctional company. Not my finest moment.





So bottom pic, home in the middle is similiar to ours being built except we have more windows up top. Single car on the one side is moms separate entrance to her suite.


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D.O.T. / Re: Ken’s latest build thread....
« on: December 12, 2018, 08:40:17 PM »
Shawn, Does this come natural or do you just like the attention??

Great by the way!!

It?s a gift & well Ken is an easy target....

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D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: December 12, 2018, 06:40:31 AM »
Happy Birthday all you December babies....

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Alternative Energy / Re: Wood Fired Boiler Install
« on: December 12, 2018, 05:40:33 AM »
 :popcorn:

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Hand Tools, Power Tools, Welders, etc / Re: Grizzly Knife Grinder #G1015
« on: December 11, 2018, 10:36:45 PM »
I heard that.....  :tongue:

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Hand Tools, Power Tools, Welders, etc / Re: Grizzly Knife Grinder #G1015
« on: December 11, 2018, 08:07:17 PM »
You can find a used burr king for around a grand, we used those at my shop. I?ve been watching locally lately and everyone is pretty proud of them at the moment.

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Hand Tools, Power Tools, Welders, etc / Re: Grizzly Knife Grinder #G1015
« on: December 11, 2018, 07:31:22 PM »
Big difference in price point for a hobbiest

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D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: December 10, 2018, 09:54:24 PM »
Apparently the clock spring has a sensitivity issue.  I can only blame millennials for the cause of such a stupid device.   Must be left alone, can?t turn to far one way or another, has to be strapped down for other non related repairs.

It has to be a millennial part of these trucks.


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Sensitive GM vehicles..... :tongue:

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Build Threads / Re: 2002 Suburban 2500
« on: December 10, 2018, 09:30:26 PM »
Things got dicey when I tried my best to lower the spare tire the normal way. Something wasn't meshing and I never got the tire winch to move! I ended up cutting the tire retainer off and just dropped the tire

They never function properly on those GM?s, I believe there is an official GM bulletin that in fact states you have to cut the retainer to use the spare. It?s really handy when your tire blows crossing the Ohio river on I75 north bound into Cinci, not that I have any experience with that... :popcorn:
That?s not a good place to blow a tire anytime. The fact there is no where to pull over anywhere close is bad enough, the other irate idiot drivers make it even more dangerous.


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Copy, fun times as they were

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Build Threads / Re: 2002 Suburban 2500
« on: December 10, 2018, 08:06:23 PM »
Things got dicey when I tried my best to lower the spare tire the normal way. Something wasn't meshing and I never got the tire winch to move! I ended up cutting the tire retainer off and just dropped the tire

They never function properly on those GM?s, I believe there is an official GM bulletin that in fact states you have to cut the retainer to use the spare. It?s really handy when your tire blows crossing the Ohio river on I75 north bound into Cinci, not that I have any experience with that... :popcorn:

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D.O.T. / Ken’s latest build thread....
« on: December 10, 2018, 07:41:49 PM »

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Build Threads / Re: 2002 Suburban 2500
« on: December 09, 2018, 11:39:38 PM »
Idk, they have graphite paint for the inside of corn hopper wagons. Works good on leaf springs I might add....

 :facepalm:

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Build Threads / Re: 2002 Suburban 2500
« on: December 09, 2018, 10:44:38 PM »
Can you say why you painted the inside of the intake tube?


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Lead based paint, so when it flakes off it will lubricate the injectors.... :tongue:

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Alternative Energy / Re: Wood Fired Boiler Install
« on: December 09, 2018, 09:07:23 PM »
 :likebutton:

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D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: December 09, 2018, 07:14:18 PM »
Old washerfluid bottle would accomplish the same thing......

Good job Dave Looking good

Probably, and I?m cheap so..... :tongue:

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D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: December 09, 2018, 07:05:41 PM »
No plumbing in these older units, some of the new ones have it as an option.

There were other locations and units that had bathrooms in them but I really wasn?t interested in them.

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D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: December 09, 2018, 06:28:35 PM »
Stand up urinal in the garage?

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