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D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: Today at 11:33:48 AM »
Heading up to Reno for the night. Moma's Bday, dad's day, anniversary next sat and my Bday the week after that.

Good luck Jon.

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Hide Site / Re: Hide site, retirement site.
« on: June 16, 2018, 05:04:28 PM »
They are building a 3 story unit near my sons school.

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Build Threads / Re: LML Duramax build Part 5
« on: June 16, 2018, 02:18:17 PM »
Yep. sounds the investment was great. 15mpg with a heavy tow!

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Construction and Building / Re: Upstairs Add On started
« on: June 15, 2018, 03:12:53 PM »
Plumbers came by and did the underhouse connections. For some reason this just wasn't for me this time.

Bad thing is I found out I have recalled ABS and the line broke upstream when they cut it. I run down and get some new pipe and a slip joint and it was still $250 for just over an hours work.

At least I don't have to go back under there, the garage sink runs better and it won't back up into the bathtub now.

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Construction and Building / Re: Dave’s house
« on: June 15, 2018, 10:39:51 AM »
Dave, I was going to ask about the mess in a prior post but didn?t want to offend you. I?ve never worked in construction where that was ok, we had to clean up at the end of every day. It was the same in my shop you cleaned up at end of the day regardless if another shift came in on your area after you.
I can?t stand it, it creates a dangerous work environment, it looks terrible to future customers, the garbage un contained blows away.

It makes me cringe, I have tried and tried to make these guy clean thing but they simply won?t do it.  It?s another reason I am unhappy with who I work with.


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It costs about $2 more than normal OSB and you get to write off the whole piece for upgrades. it does its job!

I can see throwing real scraps away, I tend to pile it all until I am done. But that is messy. So what is with the crew showing up when they want? Is that why they hired you to get em rolling?

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Most Favored Companies / Re: Best Insurance company?
« on: June 15, 2018, 10:30:08 AM »
No issue from me. Wife dinged my LBZ getting coffee about 10 years ago (smashed the bed in on a safety poll). Her car was in the shop from a fender bender  :rolleyes: (scary driver sometimes)

Garage fire in 06 and that is it unless you go back another 15 years.

Old agent was a hand me down from a local guy. I have found a local agent and it looks good so far.

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D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: June 14, 2018, 09:10:05 PM »
Never had a FP break, but the old SW 4006 was good for breaking the ejector pin. This happened during transition to the SW, mine never was an issue.

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Everything Trailer, Camper, or RV related / Re: Toter-home build.
« on: June 14, 2018, 07:41:51 PM »
Bet you got lots of attention!

We went to the desert once with our motorcycles and trucks on a flatbed.

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Build Threads / Re: 89 K1500 Refresh
« on: June 14, 2018, 04:55:07 PM »
Very common for the idler to be bad also that is included in that kit.

If you are going to drive it like you have. That kit is the way to go.

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D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: June 13, 2018, 11:23:49 PM »
Yep, we do about 1000 per day per their meter. I really don't think it is that high. But that is 5 of us and the yard and topping the pool time to time.

Also, I hired a guy to do the underhouse plumbing for the add on. I got down there is a tight spot and had to go farther but I got a weird feeling and wanted out. Never an issue before, guess I am getting old.

Have to go tomorrow AM and requal for my LEO CCW. They make a big deal out of it with a catered lunch and an AR shootoff sometimes. Will do the Sheid 40 and G23 again. Wish they did just gun type vs each one you want to carry. On that I have been eyeing that new SIG365 9mm subcompact. Still a little pricey but 11 rounds I like!

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Build Threads / Re: 89 K1500 Refresh
« on: June 13, 2018, 05:54:01 PM »
I put the wrong shocks on mine the first time and tore the front mounts off the solid axle!

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Build Threads / Re: 89 K1500 Refresh
« on: June 13, 2018, 02:17:22 PM »
I am about at the same lift with basically the same geometry. Mine rides OK, but it is a 2500hd with diesel, so more front, well all around weight.

Upper ball joints go bad fast when lifted. Anything past level is not the nest for these IFS front ends. Travel and shocks are the big key for a good ride.


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Construction and Building / Re: Dave’s house
« on: June 12, 2018, 02:42:45 AM »
They don't use the foil OSB on the roofs out there?

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Construction and Building / Re: Dave’s house
« on: June 11, 2018, 03:37:55 PM »
I love the size for an attached garage!

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Build Threads / Re: 89 K1500 Refresh
« on: June 11, 2018, 01:17:17 PM »
Only 55?. Need that 1/2 in the rear.

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D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: June 11, 2018, 01:07:07 PM »
Doesn't roundup go inert when it hits soil?

Yep, this state is getting worse all the time. Law just passed limiting water to 55gal a day in about 5 years (indoor use). 55gal, heck that is a good shower! We average 1000gal a day now for the 5 of us.

Feels like a communist country and not getting better!

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Ammo & Reloading / Re: Reloading for Bear
« on: June 11, 2018, 12:20:11 PM »
Nice, what range for zero?

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D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: June 09, 2018, 11:37:09 PM »
Well, with Don's carnage and TRNs adventures I'm sure a snorkel is the way to go!

They both need driving cameras also so we can see the fun.

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D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: June 09, 2018, 04:59:25 PM »
TRN, if I recall this is not the first time for this?

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Construction and Building / Re: Dave’s house
« on: June 09, 2018, 02:12:21 AM »
 :likebutton:

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Most Favored Companies / Re: Best Insurance company?
« on: June 08, 2018, 01:42:34 AM »
I was thinking of that today and wondered about the side door like that.

Actually I contacted a local agent about my account and was told he could save me some $$$ with combined discounts and my LEO training (yep, still counts for a little). We will see where this goes and look at options from there.

Thanks for all the input guys!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: June 07, 2018, 08:09:59 PM »
Don't see a pick?? They are easy, built one way back in the 80's. We used the front spindles though vs the rear axle.

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Build Threads / Re: LML Duramax build Part 5
« on: June 07, 2018, 05:36:44 PM »
Purdy and less PS sound!

Did the dog wakeup?

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Construction and Building / Re: Dave’s house
« on: June 07, 2018, 11:24:07 AM »
One thing for sure. Find out now before you get a lot of weight on that corner.

All the slab foundations I have seen are deeper around the edges so that crack is suspicious. Maybe it wasn't reinforced right?

I mentioned the finish earlier, looks unfinished.

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Most Favored Companies / Re: Best Insurance company?
« on: June 07, 2018, 11:18:54 AM »
Yep, I don't qualify for USAA, first thing I thought of.

My original guy was here, then moved to Sac, then he moved away and my account stayed at his office. Now this office no longer handle my auto insurance.

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Most Favored Companies / Re: Best Insurance company?
« on: June 06, 2018, 09:38:31 PM »
Heck, my wife needs a dent guy all the time!

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Most Favored Companies / Re: Best Insurance company?
« on: June 06, 2018, 08:33:11 PM »
As far as I know I am still insured with Farmers, but pricing could be better for sure. They have treated me well when needed.

Anyone have AAA? I have their roadside as the farmers would not even show up when I called last time.

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Most Favored Companies / Best Insurance company?
« on: June 06, 2018, 06:27:30 PM »
Just got informed my insurance guy does service my auto insurance now. (farmers)

Have had good luck with them but might be time for a change, who likes who?

I have auto, home, life and liability with them now, well someone.

I don't qualify for USAA and thinking of looking at AAA for at least some quotes. Think life would be pricey right no with me turning 60 history, but I want it too.

Shoot me some ideas guys!

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Construction and Building / Re: Dave’s house
« on: June 06, 2018, 06:04:32 PM »
Sure, concrete cracks but 5 weeks after pouring?  That looks pushed down on the corner, but I am no expert.

Is that a load bearing corner? Can you put a straight edge on there to see if the corner dropped?

Looks awful rough even for a garage floor.

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Construction and Building / Re: Upstairs Add On started
« on: June 06, 2018, 01:28:04 PM »
I have to make the vent and still looking at options of mesh vs plastic. I have some in hand and can cover it in minutes if need be. Right now I just have about 6ft opened up

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Build Threads / Re: "SPARTAN" 1991 Suburban 2500 build and 6BT
« on: June 06, 2018, 02:11:10 AM »
Finished up.

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Construction and Building / Re: Upstairs Add On started
« on: June 06, 2018, 01:16:03 AM »
Last week of school so little is getting done, but some.

Drilled the vent holes out to the roof and there will be 6 vs the 5 I started with.

Wall sheeted and door added. That will be a slider later. Now the house AC will work only enough for this 4x8 hallway. Insulation tomorrow.

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Construction and Building / Re: Dave’s house
« on: June 05, 2018, 11:34:21 PM »
Wish I could help, I did stay at a Holiday Inn once, maybe twice.

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Construction and Building / Re: Dave’s house
« on: June 05, 2018, 06:04:27 PM »
If that is the garage in the second pic you need a lift!! What is that, almost 15ft?

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Construction and Building / Re: Dave’s house
« on: June 05, 2018, 11:14:02 AM »
Looks right on the edge, he may be OK.

Have a small issue like that on mine, but just the framing vs the wall.

Looking good though!

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D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: June 04, 2018, 01:57:41 PM »
Nice fish there. Used to catch those in Nacimiento with my dad here in Cali. Actually would boil around the boat.

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Build Threads / Re: 89 K1500 Refresh
« on: June 04, 2018, 12:49:54 PM »
Wow, lmc it was $319.

Tries LKQ and they show a rack and pinion which is wrong.

Dorman #425185 is still $180 at rock auto.

Have a pick n pull nearby?

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D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: June 03, 2018, 02:09:12 PM »
A buddy of mine purchased one of these. It runs on steam



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Looks like a still.

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Build Threads / Re: 89 K1500 Refresh
« on: June 03, 2018, 02:06:19 PM »
Surprised there was not even a crossreff with the amount of those trucks built.

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Construction and Building / Re: Upstairs Add On started
« on: June 02, 2018, 01:34:57 AM »
Stairway was a hotbox in the heat so I lined it with foam. Already had all but 1 small piece. Spreads the light nice too.

Doorway and cabinet roughed in.

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D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: June 01, 2018, 07:49:45 PM »
Nate, that is just plane mean posting that up.

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Build Threads / Re: 89 K1500 Refresh
« on: June 01, 2018, 04:42:51 PM »
 :knucklehead: :likebutton:

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Hand Tools, Power Tools, Welders, etc / Re: Moved Mill to a new home
« on: June 01, 2018, 10:35:53 AM »
Those are about 15 year old and came with the tops. Had them in a trailer before.

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Construction and Building / Re: Upstairs Add On started
« on: June 01, 2018, 10:27:28 AM »
What did you use to drill the 1 1/2 holes.  Pretty clean looking holes


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1.5 lenox hole saw, cut great and its 20 years old.

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Hand Tools, Power Tools, Welders, etc / Re: Moved Mill to a new home
« on: June 01, 2018, 10:18:50 AM »
Hass has some pretty good hobby mills also. This guy is local to me which helps.

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Think the LBZ was harder than that as it has an O ring on the rear I replaced.

Sure would be nice for someone to put a petcock in that main hose. I mean no drain??

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Firearms / Re: Walther P99
« on: June 01, 2018, 06:05:45 AM »
I have an airsoft like that. Just can't get used to the mag release though.

Sure, send it to me. I like 40s. Hey look at my FA<<<<<<<< :rolleyes:

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CIEMR / Re: War on Tommy
« on: June 01, 2018, 06:01:54 AM »
They don't have free speech like we do here, pretty obvious on how PC they have become in GB.

To bad Trump can't pardon them there, he was on a roll today.

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Hand Tools, Power Tools, Welders, etc / Re: Moved Mill to a new home
« on: June 01, 2018, 03:45:29 AM »
A couple pics also show how I put a DRO on it. Pretty simple for around $100 and it works fine.

On the new cabinet the X table now stays over the cabinet less the handle on the right.

Here is a pic of the mill after the fire in '06, only hard part replaced was the motor head.

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Hand Tools, Power Tools, Welders, etc / Re: Moved Mill to a new home
« on: June 01, 2018, 03:36:14 AM »
Next I transferred all the tooling and such from the little cabinet to the new one. Half of this tooling is for my Emco Maximat lathe/mill. This is not the mill I just moved, it is parts of the lathe!

I thin the tooling is worth more than the lathe itself. This is all original Emco stuff from grinders to drill chucks the size of my hand. 4 jaw lathe chuck, rotary table and all kinds of custom tooling.

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