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Alternative Energy / Re: Wood Fired Boiler Install
« on: January 15, 2019, 09:55:33 PM »
Hindsight 48 but solely for efficiency reasons. And the gains are small.
Depending on load higher is better.
I wouldn’t recommend less than 24 however, everything copper turns huge, and stresses on electronic stuff is Exponetially higher.

I’m running 3 kW of ac power. That is likely the smart limit for 24 VDC.
Larger I’d suggest 48. Once you’re into this stuff voltage doesn’t really change hard parts cost.
Another learning curve to climb up!

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Build Threads / Re: 3+3 2500
« on: January 15, 2019, 09:53:40 PM »
Nope, and this build is looking really nice.

I love that Massey- Ferguson gray...like my Lycoming aircraft engine gray.

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Build Threads / Re: 3+3 2500
« on: January 15, 2019, 09:46:49 PM »
I'm guessing he's already done Norm.

The best way to do pics is upload on Imgur, then transfer here. Takes up less site space as well (altho the boss doesn't seem to care according to how many terabytes he uses. lol).
Yep, I'm ma own worse enemy!

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Build Threads / Re: 2002 Suburban 2500
« on: January 15, 2019, 09:43:59 PM »
"Dear Lord, please grant rapid healing and flawless surgery for Mrs. H - In Jesus name amen!"

I'm off site for a short while and suddenly there's an engine out, Mrs. H is in the Hospital, and there's blasphemous talk of something along the lines of a Tac-topper........SMH!   :facepalm:
Stuff happens quick around here

Thanks for the Prayer Mike!

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Build Threads / Re: 2002 Suburban 2500
« on: January 15, 2019, 09:43:11 PM »
They have always been a mystery to me too, but learning. True with LU there should be no slippage and less heat. But depending on tune and the converter stall it could unlock a the slightest peddle pressure.

21-22 sounds high for a cruise RPM, should be under 2k with OD.
Well, of course, I have only driven it a few times, but yea, with the 245 tire and the 4.10 gears I was hummin' along at a bit over 2100 while cruising. I usually motor along pretty much exactly on 70

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Build Threads / Re: 2002 Suburban 2500
« on: January 15, 2019, 09:41:05 PM »
Don.... without going into a book length explanation, I'd not mess with the converter personally for your intended goals stall wise. I might consider a more robust replacement to handle the extra load you will be putting on it though.








OK, Norm, I feel you are saying stay around the stock stall range but go to a more robust unit.

I was looking around and a company called Monster transmissions makes a towing/RV converter which is assembled from better parts and adds a small 300RPM stall increase and there is the part I do not understand, They say it is lockup compatible. Seems to me a converter is either lockup or not.

I think I might give them a call if I ever get done with the hospital and tell them what I am doing and get their recommendations.

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Build Threads / Re: 2002 Suburban 2500
« on: January 15, 2019, 09:37:04 PM »
Yea, so I've been at the hospital for most of two days now. She had an angioplasty but they found no significant blockages, So this is quite a mystery. She can't walk ten feet to a bathroom without getting winded like she just climbed a hill. Something definitely way wrong. She is still admitted and tomorrow morning a contrast CT scan followed by what they described to us tonight as a very extensive lung workup. Man I just don't know, but you can't believe how small and insignificant that Burb just became in my life. I'll get back to it when I know she is OK.

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Alternative Energy / Re: Wood Fired Boiler Install
« on: January 15, 2019, 09:31:16 PM »
My only two cents on solar.

Don’t buy 12 volt stuff.
Way overpriced for the everyday 12 volt guy.

Buy big higher voltage panels and a good mppt controller.
I was in about $2 per watt including everything but batteries.

San,
So would you recommend 24V or 48, or???

I plan to put my well on a 24 volt setup, but when I power up the roof of the "Shed" with panels feeding batteries, I am wondering what I should shoot for???

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D.O.T. / Re: One has to wonder when RMTWS will make the SPLC list....
« on: January 15, 2019, 08:49:53 PM »
Badge of honor!

We aren't extremist in any way shape or form. We are normal American patriots who love our constitution and what America can be. We despise the weakness of the left, the hatred they promote, and how they seem to hate God. We know we live under the shadow of the most high and when it all comes unglued, they will perish and we will be protected. As cliche as that all sounds, I think its true.

So if we or our churches or our Christian societies become marked or targeted by agents of evil, I think that is a badge of honor.

And so do all of you!

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Build Threads / Re: 2002 Suburban 2500
« on: January 14, 2019, 09:59:52 PM »
So, gonna be side tracked for a bit, unexpected wife in the hospital...surgery event.

But I can order parts. Motor would have been out today had it not been for the surprise morning. Since its out we were talking about the converter.

Now I have read some on this and it seems the stock stall speed converter is about perfect for this motor, speaking of the broader and flatter torque curve of the LQ4

Now having said that, I have messed with the factory recipe a bunch with the torquey cam and the higher compression 243 heads.

Converters are all about matching up to the engine's torque curve. The LS motors tend to have the torque come on higher that the old SBC. The old school chebby liked 1200-1300 RPM a lot, but an LS motor would get killed by that low of a stall. In car apps, the LS likes 2500RPM, but if you pick a stall speed more than cruise RPM which seems to be 2100-2200RPM then it will be doing some slipping and gas mileage would suffer.

I think shooting for a stall speed of around 2600RPM would have put me safely into the big torque zone, but that would be well above cruising RPM.

So the part I do not understand is the effect a lockup converter has vs the stall speed. If the converter locked up (Locked out the slippery stuff) in 4th, then I'd be fine with a 2600 stall to get me starting out power but still enjoy the best range per gallon at cruise.

What say ye?

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Build Threads / Re: 2002 Suburban 2500
« on: January 14, 2019, 09:49:36 PM »
Can you just continue on as planned and ignore it?  Just keep that door shut or something or tell her you’ll get to it after you mow the grass


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I think that way too!

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Build Threads / Re: 2002 Suburban 2500
« on: January 14, 2019, 09:48:44 PM »
https://www.ebay.com/itm/00-06-SUBURBAN-YUKON-ESCALADE-TAHOE-2ND-ROW-SEAT-Second-captain-Right-chevy-/153339146072
left is from the same seller, same price. put the fridge in the middle permanently like.
Tate, wrong color, but I like that
Local pickup only... Dallas is a long drive. I was struggling with Michigan to pick up a FF 14 bolt...

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Very appropriate!

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Alternative Energy / Re: Wood Fired Boiler Install
« on: January 14, 2019, 02:00:43 PM »
JR, didn't you do a summary somewhere about your system? I know Sam did a readers digest version of his far north system.

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Build Threads / Re: 2002 Suburban 2500
« on: January 14, 2019, 01:53:36 PM »
https://www.edgestar.com/fp630-spacious-edgestar-portable-refrigerator-freezer/FP630.html

this is the one I have, it has never given me a problem, it will run 12V or 120 not too heavy, the latches are a little wimpy but do the job.
Not bad Phil. just under 30 pounds and 63 quarts! I like it.
But, now I am told it will be stored on the back deck area.
Momma took one look at the missing seat and said to put it back
Not going to fight city hall, so the cooler goes aft! We can take it out when its beddy-bye time.

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CIEMR / Re: I can’t believe this
« on: January 14, 2019, 01:49:23 PM »
It is true

New Your Port Authority is playing it off as some sort of oversight

How many muslims work for the port authority???

Mistake or not, it should be removed and placed in the dump

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Build Threads / Re: 2002 Suburban 2500
« on: January 13, 2019, 10:51:18 PM »
I second, wait 3rd now, on pulling the motor. Has to be someone nearby with a picker. Dang they are under $150 new and always handy when a tractor won't fit.



I would go with the 285/295 75 17s in the cooper STT. Once you go past 17's the prices go crazy.



Cooler may not be a bad idea. Lifetime make a 50qt cooler now that is just $97 at wally. Might fit in there just right and even uses a hose fitting for the drain (yep, been eyeing them) Couple blocks of ice, some jugs and you are good for a week. Blocks are easy to find and can freeze the jugs when you get a tel for a shower and such. Plus you have all that extra water on tap   :wink:



Keep the uptop load simple and light. Store all the chairs and such inside when you drive, can always take em out when you sleep.

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Do the front seats fully recline?



Mission Creep, was there ever a doubt  :beercheers:
I second, wait 3rd now, on pulling the motor. Has to be someone nearby with a picker. Dang they are under $150 new and always handy when a tractor won't fit.

Looking at dragging the thing uphill and into the garage tomorrow. I need to get that thing out so I can put it back in. Really want to be as done as I'm gonna be on the motor so I have a couple months remaining to do everything else before launch time

I would go with the 285/295 75 17s in the cooper STT. Once you go past 17's the prices go crazy.

Thinking I may want to stay in the 16" sizing to give a taller sidewall with the corresponding better ride. Also cheapest tires I think. Jury is still out on that, but 285 maybe, 295 better is what I'm thinking.

Cooler may not be a bad idea. Lifetime make a 50qt cooler now that is just $97 at wally. Might fit in there just right and even uses a hose fitting for the drain (yep, been eyeing them) Couple blocks of ice, some jugs and you are good for a week. Blocks are easy to find and can freeze the jugs when you get a tel for a shower and such. Plus you have all that extra water on tap   :wink:

Block of ice or frozen water jugs all take up room. I want an electric cooler with all space useable

Keep the uptop load simple and light. Store all the chairs and such inside when you drive, can always take em out when you sleep.

Plan to keep it light up there. Camp chairs are what, 2-3 pounds ea.? Camp table less than 10 pounds amd a good cap over the chairs to avoid excess sun

Do the front seats fully recline?

Not fully, maybe a 45?? Haven't pushed them to find out

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Build Threads / Re: 2002 Suburban 2500
« on: January 13, 2019, 10:36:27 PM »
Don, just use your mower to punt the engine hoist into the garage. Set the back of the hoist on the front, strap it down, and motor on to LQ4 removal....bliss.




Funny, but I was looking at exactly that, wondering if that zero turn had enough traction to get the hoist pulled onto concrete. Snow covered for the moment, so iffy at best. But I'm going to try something in the morrow.

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Build Threads / Re: 2004 TJ
« on: January 13, 2019, 08:00:12 PM »
Darned shame the front piece didn't fit!

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CIEMR / Re: Another Black Woman Getting it Right!
« on: January 13, 2019, 07:57:36 PM »
Worked for me. I'm going to share it.

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Not free!

I need 50 cents for each share

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Build Threads / Re: 2002 Suburban 2500
« on: January 13, 2019, 07:55:57 PM »
So as soon as I can figure out how to trade that Deere in on a jap, Indian, Korean, or even russian tractor, I'll be able to do some yankin'!

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Build Threads / Re: 2002 Suburban 2500
« on: January 13, 2019, 07:54:43 PM »
And the list just keeps getting longer!

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Build Threads / Re: 2002 Suburban 2500
« on: January 13, 2019, 07:54:17 PM »
Ran across this very worn bump stop. Seems the suspension has been riding on it quite a bit, wouldn't you say? The other side is worse!

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Build Threads / Re: 2002 Suburban 2500
« on: January 13, 2019, 07:53:17 PM »
Have most of the parts prepped for reassembly and stackin' up!

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Build Threads / Re: 2002 Suburban 2500
« on: January 13, 2019, 07:52:10 PM »
And speakin' of the Ken, he goaded me into buying a new water pump. So I did. And covered it with some shiny clear paint that is specially designed to quickly yellow and peel off!

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Build Threads / Re: 2002 Suburban 2500
« on: January 13, 2019, 07:50:39 PM »
Good call on pulling motor
I hope so!

That darned friend of yours, Ken keeps pushin' me! ;-))

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Build Threads / Re: 2002 Suburban 2500
« on: January 13, 2019, 07:49:58 PM »
I removed the remaining six transmission to block bolts, along with the motor mount fasteners and the remaining wiring harness connections. All that is currently holding the block in place is gravity.

The engine crane is not in my garage and like I always say, if you own a John Deere tractor it is likely broken down. Mine is, again, and in the shop where it has been most of its life, where I can't use it to move a couple hundred pound engine crane so I can use that. But the good news is that I still get to make payments on the thing although it is seldom if ever used!

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Build Threads / Re: 2002 Suburban 2500
« on: January 13, 2019, 07:46:03 PM »
I had to pull the starter to be able to remove the torque converter bolts which I did with reckless abandon

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Build Threads / Re: 2002 Suburban 2500
« on: January 13, 2019, 07:44:59 PM »
Then came the lower transmission to converter cover which required me to remove the front driveshaft.

Like I said earlier, the cam bone is connected to the rear axle bones somehow...We are seeing the evidence here!

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Build Threads / Re: 2002 Suburban 2500
« on: January 13, 2019, 07:43:08 PM »
So, I'm finding enough stuff to do with the motor and the engine bay, that I threw in the towel and decided to yank the motor out of the engine bay. Started with unbolting the AC pump and bungeeing it out of the way

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Build Threads / Re: 2002 Suburban 2500
« on: January 13, 2019, 07:41:18 PM »
For some reason I thought I read you were going to a less aggressive tire for your trip. BFG mud terrains come in that size. https://m.tirerack.com/tires/tires.jsp?tireMake=BFGoodrich&tireModel=Mud-Terrain+T%2FA+KM2&partnum=875QR7KM2RWLV2&vehicleSearch=false&fromCompare1=yes


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Know em well...That's the tire I have on my D-Max truck

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Build Threads / Re: 2002 Suburban 2500
« on: January 13, 2019, 07:01:51 PM »
I don’t know how you feel about changing wheels but with the smaller lift you’re talking about a 285/75/17 might be worth a look.

Prices in that size range are also not outrageous. I was happy with these Coopers in 285/70/17 on H2 wheels.
https://www.tirerack.com/tires/tires.jsp?tireMake=Cooper&tireModel=Discoverer+AT3+XLT&partnum=875SR7DAXLT&vehicleSearch=false&fromCompare1=yes




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I haven't decided on the whole lift/tire size thing yet. Those Coopers are AT's. I need something much more aggressive than those. My farm alone will challenge the best of tires...

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Build Threads / Re: 2002 Suburban 2500
« on: January 13, 2019, 06:08:09 PM »
I've seen that

I don't think mine will be as clean looking. The basket in front of the tent will have camp chairs and a table strapped in. Nothing neat about any of that...

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Build Threads / Re: 2002 Suburban 2500
« on: January 13, 2019, 01:14:13 PM »
Roof top tents clamp on the side rails. Now my suburban has aluminum beams running front to back, anchored in four places. Them alone would easily carry the weight, but I want more of a configurable system. Therefore I plan to layer two sections of extruded aluminum longitudinally and join them with some cross beams. I want to allow space for the tent, but capture the space ahead of that up toward the windshield for gear stowage. I may bolt on the pioneer gear and jack up there this time. Only thing I don't like about that is adding weight up high when working off camber situations. But I plan to add some weight to the belly as well, another fuel tank and a battery.

I'm not doing anything for aerodynamics, unless some forward facing roof mounted lights provide air straightenin'

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Build Threads / Re: 2002 Suburban 2500
« on: January 13, 2019, 01:08:20 PM »
What type of mounting system does your roof top ten have? Are you going to be building a rack for the top of the superburban?
Can you build some sort of aerodynamics to the roof/tent/rack?

Fast search on EBay showed lots of captain chairs available for the burb but mostly newer models.   I know the front seats in the older style and up o the 2010 didn’t cross over but the center sections did.   

I have noted over the years the wider tire causes more weight.   I never have had a logical reason to run a 12.50 tire but I do.   I might suggest a more narrow tire for all the street driving this might see in the future.  And than might be worth a change after your long road trip.


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Yea, you have me second guessing with the captain chair comments you and Tex made. But I don't physically need the extra seat for this upcoming trip and I do need the space for a cooler, so for now the cooler wins out.

Tire size: I am focusing on height all the while knowing wider tires cost one in added drag (Fuel). So my selections are really running in the 33/34 11.00 tire sizing, not 12.50's which look good but are really not necessary

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Alternative Energy / Re: Wood Fired Boiler Install
« on: January 13, 2019, 01:02:09 PM »
Don, don't know if your figures are right but the winter time warmth in the house/garage is priceless. "O" own fuel cost is a bit low isn't it?
Not really...
I get the wood for free, and I go to from the farm anyway hauling a trailer which now comes topped up with wood, so there really isn't any cost of wood to speak of. Maybe you can argue it costs something for the gas that runs my chain saw, or the cost of getting the chains sharpened...But I would have cut those trees anyway, clearing dead or nuisance trees off the farm. So overlapping costs??? Depends on which column you list them in on the accounting ledger I suppose

And you are so right on the heat. In past winters the howse was chilly while I strived to shave off something from my too big heating bill. Now I am as warm as I want to be. I don't get anxiety while people talk to others with the front door open or leave the garage door open, It's just no longer any deal at all. And working out there in the garage in the warmth with no diesel or kerosene fumes is really nice too.

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Hide Site / Re: Hide site, retirement site.
« on: January 13, 2019, 12:03:17 PM »
May come to moving the reloading stuff to the casita and locking the girls in the seacan. Just kidding of course but the thought might pop up.
I raised three girls...Seacan is a viable option for a week every month...

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Build Threads / Re: 2002 Suburban 2500
« on: January 13, 2019, 11:51:20 AM »
I'm curious to see how you fare economy wise. I think the best I've seen in mine was on a road trip to Idaho where I did a whole tanks worth on the highway and got 12mpg. Lol. That's on a 34" tire with stock gears and no tune though.
That's encouraging! The timing is not there in a stock tune, although there is a goodly amount of torque there in a stocker at 2,000 RPM.
Compression is way good to increase efficiency and the cam timing is everything. 114 centerline 4 degrees advanced is all about bringing in power early and keeping it at a lower RPM.
Now, I'm interested in your choice of a 34" tire...

I am just not settled with going to only a 33" or 32.5" 285R75-16 size. I'd much rather go up to a 295 or a 305 (34"-35") tire to bet the axle a bit more up and away from rocks without going crazy and getting a TTT (too-tall truck)...

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Alternative Energy / Re: Wood Fired Boiler Install
« on: January 13, 2019, 11:44:08 AM »
Oh and I have a WBTT (Wood burner technique tip)

Save all the paper products you were trashing and use them in the morning to stoke up the flames when reloading the firey mouth. Turn pizza boxes into BTU's, and increase your carbon footprint so that peeps will remember you!

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Alternative Energy / Re: Wood Fired Boiler Install
« on: January 13, 2019, 11:42:05 AM »
That is pretty cool its working well. How long until it pays for itself?
Well, let me see if I can field that question...

So winter months, my electric bill runs in the $500 range with a high of usually $750 for the coldest month. That amount pays for obviously the heat pump, and the auxiliary heat coils which activate anytime we fall below 30's. Some of the electric cost is for hot water as well. Now the boiler is doing all the heating and maybe 90% of the hot water.

Now if I look at the bill I get in may, which has no heat not AC expense since all of that is not used, I spend around $170. Of that $170 some of that was the hot water heating. I can only venture a guess, but I think maybe 25% might be fair. So factoring that out, I should have a base electric cost of $127.

So if I average three months out I come up with a monthly electricity cost of $583. We know the actual base electricity cost is $127, so I am looking at a theoretical savings of $456 a month or $1368 for those three months being Dec-Jan-Feb. I suspect that I will also see some savings in November and in March, say half as much or another $456. So I'm looking at saving $1824 per year.

The total cost of everything needed to purchase and install was something under $8000, but lets just use that number. $8000/$1824= 4.4 (ish) years. Let's call 2018/19 winter as the 0.4, which means that by the end of 2023 the system will have paid for itself. Looking forward for ten full years and I would have saved $10,944. The thing has a minimum life of 25 years which means that by using my own fuel supply at no cost, I will save over $45,000 in 2018 dollars.

This thing is a game changer. Another way of looking at it, I could purchase 1,025,788 gallons of sweet tea for free! ;-)

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CIEMR / The undoing of a nation, and indeed, a Culture!
« on: January 13, 2019, 09:50:20 AM »
The undoing of a nation, and indeed, a Culture!



It's easy to dismiss individual programs that benefit non-citizens until they're all  put together and this picture emerges.

Someone did a lot of research to put together all this data. Often these programs are buried within other programs making it difficult to find each of them.

The following 11   reasons should be forwarded over and over again until they are read so many times that the readers gets sick of reading them. Included are the URL's for verification   of all the following facts.

1 .  $11 Billion to $22 Billion is spent on welfare to illegal immigrants each year by state   governments.

Verify At:
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2 .   $22 Billion dollars a year is spent on food   Assistance   programs such as food stamps, WIC,   and free school lunches for illegal immigrants.

Verify   At:

< http://www.cis.org/articles/  20 04/fiscalexec.HTML

The High Cost of Cheap Labor | Center for Immigration Studies

www.cis.org

About the Author Steven A. Camarota is Director of Research at the Center for Immigration Studies in Washington, D.C. He holds a master's degree in political science

 

3 .   $2.5 Billion dollars a year is spent on Medicaid for illegal immigrants.
Verify At:

http://www.cis.org/articles/20   04/fiscalexec.HTML

The High Cost of Cheap Labor | Center for Immigration Studies

www.cis.org

About the Author Steven A. Camarota is Director of Research at the Center for Immigration Studies in Washington, D.C. He holds a master's degree in political science


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4 .   $12 Billion dollars a year is spent on Primary   and secondary school education for children here illegally and they cannot speak a word of English!
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5 .   $17 Billion dollars a year is spent for Education for the   American-born   Children   of illegal immigrants, known as Anchor babies.
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6 . $3 Million Dollars a DAY is spent to incarcerate illegal immigrants.
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7 . 30% percent of all Federal Prison Inmates are illegal immigrants.
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8 $90 Billion Dollars a year is spent on  Illegal   immigrants for Welfare & Social   Services by the American taxpayers.
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9. $200 Billion dollars a year in suppressed American wages are caused by the illegal immigrants.
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10 . In 2006, illegal immigrants sent home $45 BILLION in remittances to their Countries of origin.
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11.   The Dark Side of Illegal Immigration: Nearly One million sex crimes committed By   Illegal Immigrants In The United States .
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THE TOTAL COST IS   $338.3 BILLION A YEAR.

SINCE THERE ARE APPROXIMATELY 135 MILLION TAXPAYERS IN THE UNITED STATES, OVER $2,500.00 OF YOUR TAXES GO TO FUNDING ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS.


Are we THAT Stupid?
YES, FOR ALLOWING THOSE IN THE U.S. . CONGRESS TO GET AWAY WITH DOING THIS YEAR AFTER YEAR   !!!!!

 

If this doesn't bother you, then just delete the message.
If, on the other hand, it does raise the hair on the back of your neck, I hope you forward it to every Tax Payer in the United States!!!

God bless you and   God bless America

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CIEMR / Franklin Graham's commentary on America
« on: January 13, 2019, 09:45:43 AM »
Somewhat dated but seems to be correct if you look at the trend line. God Bless the good people of the United States of America!



Time is like a river.  You cannot touch the water twice, because the flow that has passed will never pass again.  Franklin Graham was speaking at the First Baptist Church in Jacksonville, Florida, when he said America will not come back.  He wrote: 
 
"The American dream ended on November 6th, 2012.  The second term of Barack Obama has been the final nail in the coffin for the legacy of the white Christian males who discovered, explored, pioneered, settled 
and developed the greatest republic in the history of mankind. 
 
A coalition of blacks, Latinos, feminists, gays, government workers, union members, environmental extremists, the media, Hollywood, uninformed young people, the"forever needy, "the chronically unemployed, illegal aliens and other "fellow travelers" have ended Norman Rockwell's America. 
 
You will never again out-vote these people.  It will take individual acts of defiance and massive displays of civil disobedience to get back the rights we have allowed them to take away.  It will take zealots, not moderates and shy, not reach-across-the-aisle RINOs to right this ship and restore our beloved country to its former status. 
 
People like me are completely politically irrelevant, and I will probably never again be able to legally

comment on or concern myself with the aforementioned coalition which has surrendered our culture, 
our heritage and our traditions without a shot being fired. 
 
The Cocker spaniel is off the front porch, the pit bull is in the back yard  The American Constitution has been replaced with Saul Alinsky's "Rules for Radicals" and the likes of Chicago shyster David Axelrod along with international socialist George Soros have been pulling the strings on their beige puppet and have brought us Act 2 of the New 
World Order. 
 
The curtain will come down but the damage has been done, the story has been told. 
 
Those who come after us will once again have to risk their lives, their fortunes and their sacred honor to bring back the Republic that this generation has timidly frittered away due to white guilt and 
political correctness.." 

 
Got the guts to pass it on?  You bet I do and just did.... 

IN GOD WE TRUST

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Build Threads / Re: 2002 Suburban 2500
« on: January 12, 2019, 08:44:47 PM »
For the upcoming trip, there are only me and the two boys going so seating is perfect.

In the future, maybe two captain chairs if there is still room for a cooler between the seats.

I plan n the cooler being a semi-permanent installation.

Believe it or not, getting that single seat out of there was not easy. It fought me all the way out of the door

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Alternative Energy / Re: Wood Fired Boiler Install
« on: January 12, 2019, 08:16:01 PM »
Suffered some wind damage...Broke a rivet

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Alternative Energy / Re: Wood Fired Boiler Install
« on: January 12, 2019, 08:15:12 PM »
Update: I am continuing to learn how to run this thing

One thing i learned recently is to load the wood deeper into the burn chamber. Also to cut the wood up to three feet long, although it will eat four foot logs with ease.

Bu doing this and feeding it a diet of just felled two year dead ash, it is staying around 160F for most of the day/night and only after 12+ hours does the temp start to dive. This morning it was holding 135F while it was snowing! Inside the house with OAT in the low 20's it maintained 71-74F which if freakin amazing.

When working in my garage, I throw on the blower and in 20-40 min it is actually getting uncomfortably warm in there.

It appears to be pretty well insulated too!

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Build Threads / Re: 2002 Suburban 2500
« on: January 12, 2019, 08:06:10 PM »
Subject: Weight
I am being very weight conscious with this build, removing as much unnecessary stuff as is practical, and scrutinizing everything getting bolted back on.
I believe the stock burb weighs in at 5795 in 2500 dress with 37.5 gallons of fuel

Removed/Changed

Exhaust manifolds                                 Replaced with lightweight headers                 *Weight reduction
Exhaust system                                    Replaced with aftermarket system                  *Weight reduction
Front hitch                                                                                                              *Weight reduction of 35 lbs
Removed third row seat                         Not Replaced                                                *-100 pounds give or take
Removes second row seat                      To be replaced with a cooler of 37 lbs             * small weight reduction
EGR system removed                            Not replaced                                                 - 4 pounds
Removed factory running boards            To be replaced with electric folding steps         *small weight reduction
Added rear storage drawers                                                                                       + 50 lbs

Still to come
Remove rear bumper                            Replace with steel unit                                    + additional weight over stock
Remove rear tow hitch                          New hitch incorporated into bumper                 +/- weight trade off Net weight gain
Add tire carrier                                     Removed factory tire carrier                            + Net weight gain
Upsized tires                                                                                                             + Net weight gain
Remove front bumper/supports              Replace with steel bumper                              + 100 pounds
Install winch                                                                                                             + 60 lbs
Remove factory cooling fan/shroud         Replace with electric fans                                *Small weight reduction

I think It will be a struggle to keep it around 6,000 pounds
Then

Add:
3 pax                             +650
Rooftop tent                   +150
can of gas                      +35
2 cans of water               +90
Assorted camping gear    +100
Baggage                         +40
Food/stuff in frig              +25
Who knows what????????????

And I'm looking at a mission weight of 7,200-7,500

So the truck is rated at 8600 GWT so I am good there, so brakes should be effective, handling and so forth with the upgrades but fuel mileage will suffer. On a really good day these things can score 14 mpg, but that is not the norm. I'd say I may see a high of 13 on the highway as a best number and 11 more typical. Now throw in uran crawling and off roading and I think I should plan for around 10 mpg and no more.

The big unknown is the increase in efficiency from the cam and tune. I am adding almost a point in compression which will help fuel economy. And the cam will be making a bunch more torque by 2,000 RPM which may translate into some saved drops of gas. But on the flip side a lot of driving at 75 mph with a lifted truck with a boxy roof tent (Read parasitic drag) and I have killed anything I may have gained.

Just thinking out loud here...

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Build Threads / Re: 2002 Suburban 2500
« on: January 12, 2019, 07:28:10 PM »
Well, couldn't get to the Burb, really, was outside splitting up ash logs. Man that is a workout!

But I did get the small rear seat ripped out. Looking at mounting a 55-65 quart refrigerated cooler in that spot and getting some stuff stored behind that while still maintaining seats for two peeps in the second row.

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