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Our Heros, The "Hooah" or "Ooh-Rah" Place / Re: This was my hero!
« on: July 29, 2020, 12:53:07 AM »
Tough times man, so sorry.

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Faith Discussion / Re: Prayer Request thread
« on: July 21, 2020, 12:49:36 AM »
Amen. My the Lord choose to free you of the big C once again

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Hide Site / Re: new site near Shelton Wa.
« on: July 17, 2020, 08:50:33 PM »
Finally got a firm closing date which is next Friday. Every time I think we are close to closing something else pops up. Have to change moving date nothing open till first of next month. I will start hauling garage stuff over even though I won’t have a garage to move into. The dump trailer is ready to take to the dump. So much junk piles up in 35 years.

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Shops Garages and Barns / Re: New GLO Shop
« on: July 15, 2020, 03:17:52 PM »
I agree Shawn, but probably should have used some red tape on it any way. Well now I am not even sure about that,  two blacks and a white might of met code too

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Hide Site / Re: Hide site, retirement site.
« on: July 13, 2020, 03:05:28 PM »
Charles, glad it is over and hopefully good results.

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Hide Site / Re: Hide site, retirement site.
« on: July 12, 2020, 01:59:16 PM »
I am here to tell you it is very important  3 years free and hope the ultrasound shows growth on kidney is a cyst and not a tumor

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Everything Trailer, Camper, or RV related / Re: Next trailer purchase
« on: July 10, 2020, 02:02:06 PM »
Shawn, I agree with the rock hauling. Now if I only need a couple ton to freshen up the driveway or put in a small pad I will haul it.

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Everything Trailer, Camper, or RV related / Re: Next trailer purchase
« on: July 09, 2020, 03:09:27 PM »
i have owned 3 different enclosed trailers all in the 28' length.  and all i can say is dont look at anything other than a wells cargo!  they are the oldest and still the best quality trailer manufacture in the US.  did i mention that when i bought the wells cargo one that i have now, i bought it directly from the factory in waco, tx.?  they also have 2 plants in indiana... https://wellscargo.com/plant-locations

with wells cargo, you can actually special order exactly what you want and the cost will be about the same as if you bought one off the lot....but you would have exactly what you want instead.
I’d argue the wellscargo.   Knowing who they employ in the plant here in ogden. 

I’d make sure the wall studs are 16 centers, they were square tube not the Z channel and other then that they about are all the same.


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Dave, have you looked at the workforce the other guys are using to build trailers? Most companies pay by the units built, not hourly, which doesn't help quality control either. The pay isn't the greatest so the companies get the workforce darn cheap, the components cheap, then try to sell products for less than the other guy to keep sales going.   It is all about materials used and a darn good inspection before taking delivery.

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D.O.T. / Re: Makin' some changes
« on: July 09, 2020, 02:44:40 PM »
Registering elsewhere works great until they catch up with you, then all savings are lost.

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D.O.T. / Re: Makin' some changes
« on: July 07, 2020, 09:28:57 PM »
Man that sailboat thing is a very big commitment. You either have to pay to store most everything You own, or just get rid of it. Not a lot of room in even a very large sailboat. Moorage alone would tax most people’s bank account. Maybe a long term rental or lease to see if that is really the life for you is in order. The time seeing the world priceless, all the time spent on the water getting there, not so much. 

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Hide Site / Re: My New Land "Raptor Ridge"
« on: July 05, 2020, 08:45:50 PM »
Kind of of a tough call. Who was making all the noise the few nights before JR was up there that night. Maybe someone else has barking dogs that don’t start till 10 pm.
If that had been me, I would have been up talking to JR to see what the problem is. 10 PM is getting a bit late for a bunch of noise and if it happened more than a few times a week I would be upset too.

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Shops Garages and Barns / Re: New GLO Shop
« on: June 30, 2020, 02:15:50 PM »
I figure the money I can save on garage size costs will more than pay for a lift like that. Double parking really helps, and being able to work on the underside of a rig not laying on the floor is a big plus.

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Hide Site / Re: Hide site, retirement site.
« on: June 28, 2020, 08:35:04 PM »
11 hours is only about 5 more than you should have done. Looks nice Charles

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Hide Site / Re: Hide site, retirement site.
« on: June 28, 2020, 03:14:33 PM »
Wait wait wait, I don't even own the place yet. I would hate to start planning a barn raising not even knowing where the barn will be. I sure do appreciate the thoughts however. 

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D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: June 28, 2020, 11:22:11 AM »
And you went auto transmission for ease of working conditions or because employees lack of ability? When I was working, almost everything except the heavy equipment hauler was supporting an automatic. Heavier, and more expensive at startup but money saved on repairs and proper operation offset the costs.  We didn't hire drivers/operators, we hired laborers, some with experience some with none. Good drivers and operators would starve to death on the entry level pay rate, but you couldn't convince management.

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Hide Site / Re: Hide site, retirement site.
« on: June 27, 2020, 08:25:03 PM »
Well now, we could have a real barn raising if and when we ever close this thing. When I find a place to put a shop and  get the county to agree that is.

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Hide Site / Re: Hide site, retirement site.
« on: June 27, 2020, 07:50:22 PM »
Charles, I think you need a vacation and I will need a shop built. You could use one of the spare bedrooms while staying and building the shop. :cool:  Just kidding I think, Your place looks so nice with all the improvements you have made

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D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: June 27, 2020, 03:09:57 PM »
Nice outfit.

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Hide Site / Re: new site near Shelton Wa.
« on: June 26, 2020, 11:28:40 PM »
These photos are from the listing. Haven’t had a chance to get back out there

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Hide Site / Re: new site near Shelton Wa.
« on: June 26, 2020, 11:27:22 PM »
And looking up and down the beach


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Hide Site / Re: new site near Shelton Wa.
« on: June 26, 2020, 11:25:15 PM »
Looking at home from back side


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Hide Site / Re: new site near Shelton Wa.
« on: June 26, 2020, 11:23:54 PM »
Looking at home from driveway

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Hide Site / Re: new site near Shelton Wa.
« on: June 26, 2020, 11:20:54 PM »
Bob, you know the rules. Pics needed!



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D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: June 25, 2020, 09:10:30 PM »
Wife says I need to be committed!


Poor sissy truck having to work today.


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And the red warning flag fell off before you left the yard.. Glad you made it home safe

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D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: June 25, 2020, 07:21:30 PM »
I would think if towing that with a P/U you would be under the magic number

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Hide Site / Re: My New Land "Raptor Ridge"
« on: June 25, 2020, 07:18:10 PM »
Time is money but most of those mixer drivers understand

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D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: June 25, 2020, 07:13:32 PM »
Given the tandem  axle set up brobably not

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Hide Site / Re: My New Land "Raptor Ridge"
« on: June 25, 2020, 02:23:35 PM »
How far away is the batch plant? That would add some cost most likely but really be worth the cost.

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Hide Site / Re: My New Land "Raptor Ridge"
« on: June 25, 2020, 02:01:00 PM »
If you spec the building with 2 foot stem walls the company can make it happen. Not their first rodeo and it gives their engineers something to do. Makes for a lot nicer ground contact for the building, gives the snow a place to buildup, and looks finished.  Just let the estimator know how high and what their building attaches to.   

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Hide Site / Re: new site near Shelton Wa.
« on: June 25, 2020, 10:28:18 AM »
I spent a lot of time in Grays harbor area years ago. Grandma lived in Montesano, Aunt lived out on the beach.
Used to hunt between Elma and Raymond. Only downside is lots of wind and rain. Lots of very large farmland valleys. Great people in a great area as remote as you want to be.





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D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: June 23, 2020, 03:28:03 PM »
Well happy 30th to you Charles and MRS. Charles. Glad to see you are so committed.  :beercheers:

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Hide Site / Re: My New Land "Raptor Ridge"
« on: June 22, 2020, 04:48:19 PM »
"I guess Idaho is going the same way. New neighbor already having issues with permits. County wants an environmental impact/water runoff write-up since we're on the side of a small mountain. They're fighting it because build site is somewhat flat."



 Mason County will want water quality and impact statement for my garage also. Too close to the saltwater, and too close to the creek and slope. Not many other spots to put it so a good arm wrestling match is a coming.

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Hide Site / Re: Hide site, retirement site.
« on: June 21, 2020, 10:13:28 PM »
And after the cracks appear it will be too late anyway

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Message from the Owner / Re: need your assistance please
« on: June 21, 2020, 10:07:03 PM »
Sorry Nate, lots of work to try and stay ahead of the bad guys isn't it.

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Hide Site / Re: new site near Shelton Wa.
« on: June 21, 2020, 01:45:24 PM »
No excuses for no photos, but each time I have been down there it has been gray dark skies leaking moisture. Except for the clearing for the home it is old second growth trees with ferns growing under them. That and no phone along to take any photos.

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Hide Site / Re: new site near Shelton Wa.
« on: June 21, 2020, 12:24:45 AM »
Well the home inspection went good, some staining from roof leaking so I need to get a roofer to look at that. If it needs a new roof I hope the owner is willing to split the cost.
Just need to figure that out and finish the loan stuff up. Not too bad of loan, 3.2 percent for 30 years. I will never see that day. No early pay off penalty, so if I win the loto we can pay it off with no early pay off penalty.
Need to thin out some trees to see the water but that should be easy. Early Saturday morning job, by the time neighbors across the water find someone to stop work me the job should be done.

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Hide Site / Re: My New Land "Raptor Ridge"
« on: June 19, 2020, 09:27:41 PM »
Isn't it just wonderful that you have to get permits and they only cost about 2 grand. And that covers what, a bunch of crap from an inspector that most likely knows less about the job than the contractor doing the work. I know I will be in for problems here shortly  when I put this place up for sale. The new place, well those people got permits from the county and State to add a heat pump to the heating system, along with most every thing else they did to the home or property (California soles). Around here, you can't even add an electrical plug in, in place of wiring to a non existing garbage disposal without a permit from the State. Oh well, once I get into the new place and get a shop built , with permits, I really don't care what happens within this state.  Not quite as bad as California YET. The county/state even has zoning that this area of the island, you can't improve the view by dropping a few trees. Better to ask for forgiveness than ask for approval. To darn old to really follow all the new
rules, and would rather tell the inspector to leave than follow instructions from whomever sent them out here.

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Hide Site / Re: My Wife's Hide/Part 1
« on: June 14, 2020, 11:36:45 PM »
Ken , we usually spend one night and two days making the trip down to Bullhead from Seattle area. One day trip is a mighty long day. You are going to pull a JR and end up in the ditch doing that

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Hide Site / Re: new site near Shelton Wa.
« on: June 13, 2020, 11:14:04 PM »
Not sure Nate which is worse. Right now the crowds in Seattle are taking over the streets and the courts appear to be behind them.

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Hide Site / new site near Shelton Wa.
« on: June 13, 2020, 05:11:14 PM »
Put some money down on a new place, away from the hustle and bustle of urban lifestyle. Has 800 ft of driveway beyond  gated area to home, and about a mile of unmaintained county road up to the gate. On an Island, but does have a bridge so don't have to wait on ferry. About 1/2 drive drive to anywhere. Just got so tired of all the stuff going on in the Seattle area. Can put up a couple trail cams and feel a lot safer than where we are at now.  Has view of water, area to build a nice shop, and the neighbor is my kind of guy. Never thought I would have a Shelton address but times are a changing .

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D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: June 13, 2020, 03:05:06 PM »


I did not connect it to the internet.  I am a strange one when it comes to having apps/websites/etc track and know everything that i do




I feel the same way Nate. Although I did put a monitor on the propane tank so when I am South for the winter I can call for refill if needed. Gas company gets the info also

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D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: June 05, 2020, 02:47:32 PM »
Safe travel young man. Have good time when you get there.

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Hide Site / Re: My New Land "Raptor Ridge"
« on: May 31, 2020, 05:17:05 PM »
Looks good JR lots of work going on up there. What is up with trailer tires, something poke a hole or too much weight in the trailer?

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Hide Site / Re: My New Land "Raptor Ridge"
« on: May 31, 2020, 05:12:46 PM »
If that pipe plugs or is too small for the amount of water, will your pad start flooding or just cut the top of road out? Do you get heavy flows or just light steady rains? Is the pipe smooth wall inside or grooved, less chance of plugging if it is smooth.

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Hide Site / Re: My New Land "Raptor Ridge"
« on: May 27, 2020, 06:32:41 PM »

Actually a young man who lives next door works for a rental company that has a branch where I am. Sure my little trailer will handle one.
The better the compaction now, the better the job next year. Do it right once and be done. You want 95% compaction in the top two ft. You will be spending lots of money on a cement concrete slab, you don't need a bunch of cracking in a year. Compact all the are you disturb and be done. 

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Shawn, I think you are headed in the right direction, do it right once and be done. Air is air and the more you have the better.

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Well since you have torn into it now, I think rebuilding around a plastic tank would be the right way to go. Bladder might be ok but all the fittings could be incorporated into a plastic tank. After all that is an earthquake on wheels.

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Well it might be no but that doesn’t mean you won’t try at some point

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Hide Site / Re: My New Land "Raptor Ridge"
« on: May 20, 2020, 06:35:58 PM »

Good luck on the compaction effort JR. If your engineer shows up with a compaction test machine you could have a lot of do over to contend with. Not saying you aren't doing a good job, but that is a big slab and building sitting on fill. If you don't have compaction you will end up with cracks and or other problems.


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Hide Site / Re: My New Land "Raptor Ridge"
« on: May 17, 2020, 11:56:59 PM »
Ken brings up a really good point on the compaction effort. That is a lot of fill to be laying a slab on without really good compaction.

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