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D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: May 20, 2019, 11:54:43 AM »
Looking good Ken, nice there is a good base to work with. The existing roadway, is it an old log truck road from the  landing/clearing? The Clark Fork is really moving and full, probably not much fishing right now.

D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: May 17, 2019, 05:05:21 PM »
Good call replacing all 5 tires. Glad there was no damage caused by the blowouts. Did you even get out of AZ?

Scored 650 if my 50 Plymouth counts as a jeep. It was driven like one, I did a lot of fishing and hunting with it and it did spend a couple times resting on it's top or side.

D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: May 17, 2019, 11:55:56 AM »
Safe travel Ken

D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: May 16, 2019, 08:04:11 PM »
JR, I am very happy with Cannon given the service they provided. Somewhat of a big let down when you push the buttons and the safe doesn't open though. Was able to find a couple broken wires in the back of the touch pad, got them reconnected and the safe opened. Could have been worse, like  opening morning and not being able to access the rifles would have really got the blood pumping.

D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: May 16, 2019, 01:35:05 AM »
Had to replace the touch pad and internal lock on one of my safes today. Two battery connection wires out of four were  broken after about 25 years of use. Talked to Cannon Safe, they sent me new replacement lock and touch pad at no charge. Hardest part was finding the broken wires and keeping the very short wires together long enough to get the safe open.

Faith Discussion / Re: Prayer Request thread
« on: May 15, 2019, 03:29:37 PM »
That is a very good ending to a bad situation. Large, or even small stones, can really be a painful experience.

JR, if what Nate is saying is true, that just isn't right no matter how you try to defend it. The shop should be making it right not charging you for on the job training. Not sure I would even be giving them another chance at it if you are having to pay to let them try again.

Site Help / Re: Restore
« on: May 15, 2019, 11:35:45 AM »
Glad you got the site restored but it wouldn't have been the end if the thread had to start anew.  :beercheers:

D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: May 11, 2019, 05:38:36 PM »
Sounds good Ken. You will be surprised at what you can put fabric over and end up with a good solid roadbed. It really keeps the mud from pumping up and helps bridge the weaker areas. Probably don't need a layer of pitrun, but that does keep the sharp edges of the crushed rock from cutting the fabric.  All the descriptions or names of products change from area to area, I hadn't heard that one used before. Lots of guys here use 4-6 screened crushed for base as the water flows good to the curtain drains or ditch line.

D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: May 11, 2019, 02:28:42 PM »
No strength in dirt Ken, AB? not sure what that is but ground/broken asphalt or cement concrete is good, so is good clean pit run gravel or 2-4 inch crushed rock with a top cover of 3/4-. Might need to channel water away from base with good drainage piping and ditches if you will be in wet area. If you never run heavy on the driveway you might get away with less strength but we know that won't happen. Get it opened up a see what you got first then look at options for building a good driveway. Remember water is one of the worse enemies of roadways. Overloading the base is right up there also.

Construction and Building / Re: Dave’s house
« on: May 11, 2019, 12:32:15 PM »
What's considered road base in your neck of the woods Dave? I have to decide what to use when I get to Idaho next week.  Local guy said I was going to need 4-6" base on top of fabric on my property.  I was thinking 2-3" but haven't started digging yet to see soil condition.

Ken, cheaper to put down a good base now than have to start over when a less stable one fails and you have to redo it. Fabric is a great product, saves digging everything out down to good material and then backfilling. First layer of base material should be pit-run so you aren't tearing the fabric with sharp edges. I would say at least 4-6 inches to help keep the fabric in place.

Hide Site / Re: New Land
« on: May 11, 2019, 12:23:19 AM »
Don't know how much area a welded thumb takes up, but if you ever want to use other attachments on the bucket stick make sure you will have room with a welded in place thumb.

Hide Site / Re: New Land
« on: May 10, 2019, 10:40:54 PM »
Might be more cost effective to rent a  dozer. Maybe find one by hour meter rent rather than by the day, get the roads roughed in and finish up with your stuff as time allows.

Hide Site / Re: New Land
« on: May 05, 2019, 06:33:13 PM »
Rent yourself an augur for your tractor and do a few test holes around the property. Look for the dampness of the soil and chart out the holes. OR the dowsing thing.  Most of the snow gone from the higher areas near you so you don't get false readings of the soil?

D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: May 05, 2019, 02:20:34 PM »
Looks a whole lot worse than it is. Those clean up really nice. :knucklehead:

Hide Site / Re: New Land
« on: May 04, 2019, 11:29:33 PM »
It is your lucky day and you are from California, why else do you think you can get a 50 dollar quote

Our Heros, The "Hooah" or "Ooh-Rah" Place / Re: I stand
« on: May 04, 2019, 04:00:01 PM »
It's hard to keep a good man down!

Not if he is wearing a football uniform.

Hide Site / Re: New Land
« on: May 04, 2019, 03:55:46 PM »
JR did the well guy quote price for the well or price per foot? and do they charge move in fees? How large casing did he quote on. Do you have to put a "road" to the well site or can he make it in on his own power with the drill rig and nurse rig? I know silly Question, are you going to witch a site or just drive a stake with drill here on it?

Faith Discussion / Re: Lovin' God today!
« on: May 02, 2019, 03:58:13 PM »
Today and every day :likebutton:

Parenting / Re: Texas Prom 2019
« on: April 27, 2019, 11:38:51 PM »
Very nice ending for such a mess to start with.

Hide Site / Re: Hide site, retirement site.
« on: April 27, 2019, 09:27:15 PM »
Ken my dream is to build it again in ID or MT. If you want to replicate I’m happy to help you. Would love to come up and help.

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Such a deal, Ken don't pass that one up. If I can still drive the truck and trailer when you get going on it I will drop over and "WATCH"

Hide Site / Re: Hide site, retirement site.
« on: April 26, 2019, 06:15:33 PM »
So that little black handle looking thing, is that the electric plug in? Nice looking saw Charles, might be a tad big for tree work but time will tell. Nice grabber teeth too.

Hide Site / Re: Hide site, retirement site.
« on: April 25, 2019, 09:46:13 PM »
Tex, the longer the bar the less you have to bend over to make the cut. I have a 20 inch Husky and wish it was a 36 inch most every time I use it.

Hide Site / Re: New Land
« on: April 24, 2019, 10:48:38 PM »
That will be a cutting machine Ken, think before you move the boom.

Hide Site / Re: New Land
« on: April 24, 2019, 06:06:09 PM »
Or at least a few years less than actual.

Hide Site / Re: New Land
« on: April 24, 2019, 11:13:27 AM »

Darn, all this talk about these fancy tractors and attachments. I grew up using an 8N Ford, plowing and disking, trying to use a back blade on the long driveway, mowing around the place, and putting up hay in the summer. Sure would have been nice to have had some of these new toys back then.
The property looks like a nice find JR, enjoy playing around ( working) making all the improvements to the place.

Firearms / Re: Glock 22 in 40 cal.
« on: April 22, 2019, 06:44:57 PM »
Back to the old "plastic vs a real pistol". I do have to say however I have never owned a Glock or fired one.

D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: April 21, 2019, 04:56:27 PM »
Lots of opinions on Boy Scouts, but you can not argue they do good work. You both and all other parents can hold your heads high.

Hide Site / Re: New Land
« on: April 20, 2019, 12:07:22 AM »
So buy some sheet and build your own. No big deal

Hide Site / Re: New Land
« on: April 19, 2019, 11:03:47 AM »
Might look at tractor supply or harbor freight for aluminum storage box for the chains and binders.

D.O.T. / Re: Happy Birthday Don!
« on: April 19, 2019, 10:40:30 AM »
So it is that time again, happy birthday.  :beercheers:

D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: April 17, 2019, 07:50:44 PM »
Parking lot or boat ramp hit. Didn't notice it for a week.

D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: April 17, 2019, 07:49:43 PM »
Didn't want to DOT up JR's thread but speaking of hit and run.

Hide Site / Re: New Land
« on: April 16, 2019, 12:19:28 PM »

JR, the school thing, Unless your kids are in the upper years of high school they will make many new friends and most likely the new friends will be from families more aligned with yours. It also is not so far away, the existing friends could stay in touch. Have you ask them about their feelings.
If you are drawing retirement pay from a Calif. establishment, do you have to file state income tax on  income from calif even if you don't live there any longer?

Hide Site / Re: New Land
« on: April 12, 2019, 07:32:26 PM »
That sold new price was it for basic unit or did it include all the stuff this one has? Wouldn't hurt to at least dip the toes in the water and see where it leads. They will know you are interested and think on it too. They need to get their money back to work too, not sitting on the used lot. Might let it slip out that there are two dealers close to where your place is. Heck my brand new 1968 El Camino sold for 3,300 out the door and look where they are selling at today.

Hide Site / Re: New Land
« on: April 12, 2019, 02:41:22 PM »
Have them throw in a fiberglass shade that bolts on the ROPS.

Build Threads / Re: 2002 Suburban 2500 build thread, Part 3
« on: April 12, 2019, 01:50:47 PM »
Don, I know you would never abuse that trailer hitch "but" why not put a good hitch on it just in case you accidently tried. Those round factory receivers are just junk and you already have it removed.

Hide Site / Re: New Land
« on: April 12, 2019, 01:42:29 PM »

JR, glad you got out of the Gator deal unharmed. Something else will come around given enough time. I don't know what your immediate need is for equipment but you might be ahead to rent or lease some iron instead of buying the wrong long term equipment right away. That 580 Case style rig is big and not really a good choice except for digging in flat ground. The people I know up here most of the time have their big rubber tire back hoes parked and are using either a  track hoe or tractor with 3 point  attachments.

Your bet on pulling trailers around, You really don't know for sure what this bunch of people did in their past lives. Unless you pulled commercially for a number of years you just might loose that bet. Pulling a large box trailer from point A to B is a lot different than moving equipment around on a flat deck.

Hide Site / Re: New Land
« on: April 09, 2019, 09:06:28 PM »
Polaris is a very nice side by side rig. You can get lots of tools for the rear of a tractor/ with back hoe attachment. A small rubber track excavator is a nice tool also.

Hide Site / Re: New Land
« on: April 08, 2019, 09:41:18 PM »
I guess it all depends on the need at hand Tex. Skid steers defiantly can be used for lots of things, with the right attachments. A front loader with back hoe is also a good tool, and a small track hoe with thumb fills lots of tasks. I would be hard pressed to tell JR which one he needs most.

Hide Site / Re: New Land
« on: April 08, 2019, 08:59:05 PM »
Absolutely nothing wrong with  Chinese iron with limited end use.  Burying containers, reinforce in a few places and don't over do the hole they go into. Great purchase JR, take your time and plan it out. 

CIEMR / Re: So I needed to share
« on: April 08, 2019, 07:27:31 PM »
Ya know, I really don't care much. If you decide to break into my home or neighbor I guess it will be decided in court if needed. If you don't have a throw away pistol then all bets are off.

Everything Trailer, Camper, or RV related / Re: Toter-home build.
« on: April 08, 2019, 11:31:31 AM »
Nice looking towing machine. Now you can go out and buy about any size RV you want, unlike the 3/4 ton guys.

Hide Site / Re: New Land
« on: April 08, 2019, 12:39:02 AM »
JR, if you don't mind a well a ways from the homesite,  I bet someone just might find water a lot closer to surface than 600 ft.

Hide Site / Re: Hide site, retirement site.
« on: April 07, 2019, 06:44:18 PM »
No leak is a good thing, good job Tex

Construction and Building / Re: A box
« on: April 07, 2019, 01:39:10 PM »
Don't know what it is for, but it needs a few more screws to help keep it from coming apart.

D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: March 29, 2019, 11:59:02 PM »
If it were me, and there isn't a water problem or movement in the basement wall, I would just remove the existing retaining wall. Provide drainage for the curtain drain around the house footings, the existing down spouts, and footing for the new wall. Type of new retaining wall system will depend on space and how much area you want to give up.

D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: March 27, 2019, 08:46:52 PM »

 If it would stop raining it would great.

Wasn't that long ago everyone around there was wishing for some rain. Kind of nice to drive along lake Shasta and see lake instead of small river.

D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: March 25, 2019, 06:57:55 PM »
We had a problem with heater controls on our GM also, they went thru the glove box area to replace the bad actuator instead of tearing the dash apart to get to it. Either way it is a bitch to replace...right Ken?....

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