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Maglight. Had a 3c LED model that I let the batteries corrode in. cleaned it all up but couldn't get it to work. for $10 shipping/handling, they sent me a new switch and the updated LED bulb assembly for something that I ruined. Super friendly and very helpful with cleaning instructions.

Farming, Gardening, and Raising Your Own Food / Re: Raised veggie garden.
« on: February 08, 2018, 07:00:37 PM »
Planter boxes look great... what is that little critter running around there, a Welsh Shepherd? A German Corgi? please explain this mysterious creature

D.O.T. / Re: SpaceX launch
« on: February 08, 2018, 06:55:16 PM »
I loved Elon's comments about "the reason you know it's real is because it looks so fake..." I was dying. All the side comments dragging the flat earth people, bwahahahaha

Faith Discussion / Re: Prayer Request thread
« on: February 08, 2018, 06:53:14 PM »
Thank you fellas. Something's working because I was beside myself about this this morning. I'd been receiving text updates from my ex brother in law from the ER since 12:30am and only were discharged at 1pm today, but they are getting a referral to bring him down to Kyle's neck of the woods to the Children's Hospital out by UW for a psych eval. and treatment recommendations. And now I'm just feeling much better about the whole thing. Thank you guys, I'll keep updating.

Faith Discussion / Re: Prayer Request thread
« on: February 08, 2018, 10:36:25 AM »
Hey guys. Please lift up my nephew this week. My sister has fallen back into a very dark space and currently has a no contact order with him due to her drug abuse. Very long story, but her refusal to address her issues to be able to see him has left him very sad and broken He's 10, and was in the ER last night after going into a blind rage screaming he wanted to kill everyone and himself, currently waiting on psych eval, but we all know he's just hurting and lashing out, but this needs help now. Mental stuff is hard, and I'm not any good at it but GOD is and I have faith He'll give us all guidance here.

I'm too upset with my sister to pray for her myself, so please pray for me to find forgiveness and help for her too.

Update: He's verbally acknowledged he doesn't actually want to hurt anyone including himself, he's just so mad he feels like he's the only one that's hurting and it's not fair that no one else is...  :cry:

Faith Discussion / Re: Word(s) of the day
« on: February 08, 2018, 09:53:35 AM »
Philippians 4:6-7   

Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God.

CIEMR / Re: Trudeau-peoplekind
« on: February 07, 2018, 09:13:13 AM »
Today on the way to work I ran over a people-hole cover with my car, my wife got a people-icure from her people-icurist, I started working with a new people-ufacturer on my gears, but he was too focused on making new intake people-folds for small blocks and was trying to people-ipulate me into reading his people-ifesto of how people-darin oranges are better than tangerines. I told him he needs to people-ifest some better people-euvering vehicles before he worries too much about people-ing his finances for orange production.

Trudeau is right, just rolls right off the tongue!

Construction and Building / Re: Upstairs Add On started
« on: February 07, 2018, 08:30:56 AM »
Man those are super cool! would have been really nice back in '99 when I was running a dozen plus standard can lights in my parents basement. Cutting holes out with a dremel looking up at your work and wearing sheetrock dust like a clothing style is not the ideal way to do things.

Build Threads / Re: 2008 Jeep Jk 4 Door
« on: February 06, 2018, 06:57:17 PM »
I was going to ask the same question as Bob. in WA you need at least two rear facing. And I like them for watching the rear tire without sticking my face out the window in the oncoming path of mud and debris

D.O.T. / Re: SpaceX launch
« on: February 06, 2018, 05:14:02 PM »
Local news covered it. it was like watching my kid at graduation. congrats Phillip and all you work with!

I've got a feeling he'll take himself out within the year. Coward. I was cheering for that father to break through the line.

Hide Site / Re: Hide Site/Bug-out location Construction, Part 5
« on: February 06, 2018, 09:31:09 AM »
I knew Ash was out there lurkin'. Lookin good Chief! how's the knee holding up?

Share Your Recipe / Re: whats for dinner tonight
« on: February 05, 2018, 08:35:36 AM »
Love that stuff Dave. Maybe some finely diced up serranos at the end when you stir in the last of the cheese.

Firearms / Re: 224 Valkyrie
« on: February 02, 2018, 10:15:56 AM »
No , knucklehead shot one from about 20yds. Beak and feet were all that were left

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That?s a good waste of turkey bacon..... :rolleyes:

If he were actually shooting at a package of turkey bacon I would call that a public service!

Build Threads / Re: Car Hauler Trailer Build
« on: January 31, 2018, 06:50:50 PM »
that's a good looking piece of equipment right there Ryan.

D.O.T. / Re: So our backyard pig converted to islam.
« on: January 26, 2018, 05:52:29 PM »
What a bunch of hams......

(Cue David Caruso slow motion walking to The Who)  YEEEEEEEEAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHH!

D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: January 26, 2018, 11:04:44 AM »
So I'm close to being done with my employee evaluations.....mentally brain dead but I did meet one of my sales guys and took posession of his resignation letter today.  4 months in the making.  Tried to give him the respect of exiting on his feet instead of on his back.

I have about 4 more employee review and then I can take a breather......

So you have an opening then?

D.O.T. / Re: So our backyard pig converted to islam.
« on: January 26, 2018, 11:04:06 AM »
I am cry laughing at this right now

D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: January 24, 2018, 06:01:34 PM »
That's awesome man. My dream for Sophie's first is an 01 XJ but we'll see how that pans out. looking forward to this build.

Boats & Waterborne Craft / Re: New motor for the seahawk boat...
« on: January 24, 2018, 01:25:28 PM »
Two or three T.housand


Boats & Waterborne Craft / Re: New motor for the seahawk boat...
« on: January 24, 2018, 11:50:16 AM »
Wilbur, I have ABSOLUTELY been blessed. The first time it swamped I was a dead stick for about an hour and a half, but God blessed me to be in the Saratoga passage at slack tide and we just twirled around in place with the current until a friend came to tow us back. when the engine stalled and I "kissed" the yacht, my $99 special bimini top saved me from a $5mil insurance claim, and the last time it crapped out, I had spent the day convincing my friend to come out with us that day and they're the one that got us back up and running and home safe. I don't take any one of those events for granted, as they have given me a renewed motivation to go through everything and educate myself further.

Boats & Waterborne Craft / Re: New motor for the seahawk boat...
« on: January 24, 2018, 10:24:55 AM »
I'm honest to a fault sometimes. I never thought to even try to start a claim because I figured I had to have done something wrong considering I'm the rookie. But after talking with our agent who is a good friend of my wife's, she convinced us to give it a shot and that the worst that could happen is they say no. I would be willing to rebuild it, but there's a very high chance that the block is cracked. It will work out or it won't I'm not too worried about it, God will make his will known. I just hate being ignorant on a subject. I have a case of that electrical protectant spray Charles mentioned a while back on order, and if I can get a good motor for this I'll be updating a lot of the little stuff on it as well just to be certain that everything is "ship shape" (sorry, punny morning) :rolleyes:

Boats & Waterborne Craft / Re: New motor for the seahawk boat...
« on: January 23, 2018, 05:31:01 PM »
Hey, I paid for the insurance, if operator error is covered then great. otherwise, still looking for volunteers in Tipp City, OH.

Boats & Waterborne Craft / Re: New motor for the seahawk boat...
« on: January 23, 2018, 04:17:51 PM »
you mean since the flapper failed on the bilge and "allowed me" to swamp and ruin my motor?

Boats & Waterborne Craft / Re: New motor for the seahawk boat...
« on: January 23, 2018, 02:56:01 PM »
Auto bilge is already on standby with Performance Marine, (the place you're talking about). Guy I went to high school with there is their manager. if I can keep it under $3500 installed, I'm ok with keeping the boat because of the condition of the rest of it. otherwise I'm going to forget to lock the trailer hitch and park it in a bad neighborhood to give the kids something to do.

Boats & Waterborne Craft / New motor for the seahawk boat...
« on: January 23, 2018, 01:50:02 PM »
Not unlike my Seahawks, my 1st season of boating started off with a flair and flash, and ending in a sputtering disaster. Let me catch you up:
The flapper valve on the bilge failed, allowing water to siphon in through the bilge line. the bilge is not automatic and I thought running it all the time when it was dry would kill the motor. Simple math: I swamped the engine compartment, choked out the carb and had to be towed back. 1 week later the starter failed, and the dual battery selector switch corroded beyond cleaning. both have been replaced, carb tuned up etc. and we were seemingly back on track.

Fast forward to the end of the summer, the labor day weekend to be exact. 15kt headwinds and strong current at the Coupeville wharf, and I'm not at all worried; they have a really great dockhand there, Lawrence, and he can really thread the needle when bringing us in. About 15ft out, I'm having to give it a little throttle to compete with the wind and current, and it suddenly cuts out. Now I'm losing it because I'm heading straight towards a $5mil wooden sailing yacht. I throw it in neutral and give it a little throttle to get it started back up and it kicks into gear, launching me forward. I swing the wheel and kill the ignition, but it is too late. My bimini top catches the bow anchor chain, making a horrendous noise, trashing the top, but slowing us enough to gently tap the side of the yacht and alert around 50 people on the pier that there's an "amateur at the dock". After the humiliation subsides, I only have some cracked trim and the yacht a tiny scuff that wiped off with the crewman's sleeve. The motor on the other hand had more issues yet to show us.

The next weekend, the bilge flat quit and we swamped again, not nearly as bad though. I had a mechanic friend on board, we ethered and started right up, but suddenly much smoother, and with much less power, like we were towing. I had dropped a cylinder without knowing when it died during the sailboat event, and dropped another one at this point, balancing the motor back out. I pulled the boat out of the water and out of frustration let it sit for 3 weeks before digging into the problems.

Bad news... my steering cables have corroded and frozen up. (not terrible, about $100 used or I can take them apart and possibly clean them up). Bad news... my starter is seized up again. (not terrible, about $60 shipped from amazon). BAD BAD BAD news... one cylinder has ZERO compression, and the other has about 2 inches of water in it. manifolds are cracked, and camshaft lobes are starting to round off. My inexperience and eagerness to get a boat and on the water, led me to what I thought was a great deal. I guess sub 300 hrs and over 10 years old probably means no maintenance and a lot of sitting.

So.... anyone with a good running turnkey 4.3L Mercruiser for sale? My work buddy is going to let me use his shop to R&R this thing if I can find a motor for it. boat hull, floor, interior, outdrive are all in tip top shape.  I found one in Tipp City, OH if there is anyone nearby there that might be willing to make a little trip?


D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: January 19, 2018, 06:29:41 PM »
Today I contemplated going to work for Charles just so I could see what it's like to watch bureaucracy in action. Then Dave's story sounded much more enticing as I could feel the urge to slap someone through the computer screen. Now I'm just thirsty for some makers. 

D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: January 18, 2018, 05:10:59 PM »
I'm thinking a formal invitation to join the forum. something of a template we could email. I'd have use for something like that too.

Build Threads / Re: 2008 Jeep Jk 4 Door
« on: January 18, 2018, 12:49:16 PM »
from a former tire guy, get the IROKs. sipe the center lugs for a little ice/wet pavement improvement but leave the outer lugs whole. they'll run like a noisy all terrain.

D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: January 18, 2018, 11:05:58 AM »
My Wife took me there.  She has been kind of strongly hinting for a while that she wanted me to get a newer truck.  We talked budget and I looked at the upcoming maintenance costs and we decided to do something.  This is the decision we made taking into account our goals and needs.  They came up from 15 K for my truck to 20 and dropped almost 6K on there's so we got to a place we are comfortable with.  I had the old one for 10 years this month and bought it when it was 2.  I guess they call this a pattern.

that's a nice ride right there sir.

D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: January 18, 2018, 10:42:07 AM »
yeah right tate!  Charles living in that farked up libtard state?!

Hey, if the eastern side secedes...

Share Your Recipe / Re: I am thinking about starting a dinner party?
« on: January 16, 2018, 06:57:30 PM »
In my old neighborhood we started off with a W.W.W. or whining women's Wednesdays, where the men cooked, while the women socialized. we'd agree on a home, a main dish which the homeowner always supplied, along with a good amount of fine libations, and each of us would bring an accompanying side dish and wine/scotch/whiskey to contribute. we were all in relative walking distance and most of them were retired snow birds; Lt Colonel, former Lawyer for GM Corp. former Head loan officer for BOA, to name a few. after dinner was served the men would usually retire to the back decks or poker rooms and indulge in a cigar and usually a brown spirit or two. I raised my kids at these things and with the caliber of people involved, they learned how to properly socialize, how adults should indulge (responsibly), what really good food should look like, how their dates should be treated and vice versa, what hard work and investment of time and character will get you in life, good politics with occasional ribbing of the 1-2 libs of 12+ republicans and that we were not the only people that said grace before dinner. Several of the key members passed away and really took a toll on the group which still meets occasionally for celebrations etc. but I wouldn't trade those weekly meetings for anything. I think you find the right group, come up with a decent framework for what it should look like and go for it.

D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: January 11, 2018, 07:07:04 PM »
lol.  thanks guys.  If I can get the wife used to the cold, i'd consider buying a place in CO/UT/WY, ID

She wants to keep our place here and have a "summer place" up north after we retire.

Will be going back to SLC to visit for sure.

right up your alley here sir. https://www.zillow.com/homes/for_sale/Okanogan-County-WA/pmf,pf_pt/2093753833_zpid/2461_rid/globalrelevanceex_sort/49.680069,-117.880555,47.240084,-121.835633_rect/7_zm/?

Share Your Recipe / Re: whats for dinner tonight
« on: January 09, 2018, 11:26:14 AM »

Build Threads / Re: 2008 Jeep Jk 4 Door
« on: January 08, 2018, 10:39:25 AM »
The Sterling is not a horrible axle. That said, the crush washer pinion pre-load issue doesn't lend well to big heavy trucks and Cummins torque. They are more suited to Power Stroke and Duramax type applications=P  The other issue is wheel seals always leak....like always.

Dons will be fine until he hooks up his torque converter.

You going to narrow your front 60 or leave it full width?

If you work your 9" guru guy there you can get a preload spacer and shims to eliminate the crush sleeve. you'll have to bevel the inside lip of the spacer to fit the pinion correctly, but you'll never have to fiddle with a crush sleeve again. if you can't find one locally let me know.

Cooking equipment / Re: New Green Mountain Daniel Boone w/ WIFI
« on: January 05, 2018, 04:57:43 PM »
I believe that Sir Dave is looking to consolidate all things smoked into a single easy to access section. Tips, techniques, styles, rubs, different wood types, meat types etc. Most of which have been covered in several, separate threads that could unite and become one.

Build Threads / Re: LML Silverado Duramax C-Max build thread part 4
« on: January 03, 2018, 04:22:28 PM »
That's a great old school trick right there Dave, wish I had thought of that a long time ago. I was "mystery leaking" in the wife's Yukon, only after running down the hwy and never when parked. I could see water marks down the block and assumed water pump, but borrowed this guy from a buddy at work, https://www.harborfreight.com/radiator-pressure-tester-kit-63862.html and found it was the passenger side gasket had been installed without RTV. I replaced the pump anyway since it had 70k on it, but the pressure tester was 100% accurate.

Build Threads / Re: 2016 Rubicon GJ
« on: January 03, 2018, 11:30:33 AM »
And there it is. The good news is you've both come to admit that you have a problem which is the first step. Jeep-itis is highly infectious, costly, and incurable. Good luck to you sir.

Build Threads / Re: 2016 Rubicon GJ
« on: January 03, 2018, 10:56:11 AM »
Glad to hear Don, and looks like it was pretty easy to use as well?

D.O.T. / Re: Merry Christmas everyone! What are you doing this year?
« on: January 02, 2018, 05:02:04 PM »
So far, it's been worth all the "headaches". (Read 50's electrical and s l o w county permitting process for remodel). Sophie goes out with me every time for crab, regardless of the weather. I'm glad she'll get to grow up on the saltwater and grow that appreciation.

D.O.T. / Re: Merry Christmas everyone! What are you doing this year?
« on: January 02, 2018, 02:00:28 PM »
Had a white Christmas for the first time since I can remember and we even got snow by the water. And then, just like that, it was gone just in time for new years eve.

D.O.T. / Re: Christmas Score!
« on: January 02, 2018, 01:49:48 PM »
A little late to the party, but got these from the kids. We didn't do much on gifts since we did the Disney trip.

Faith Discussion / Re: Prayer Request thread
« on: January 02, 2018, 11:17:40 AM »
I hope all is well with the findings JR. Vision loss over cancer, lousy spot over vision loss. Praying for the best.

Farming, Gardening, and Raising Your Own Food / Re: EGGS finally...
« on: December 29, 2017, 05:23:05 PM »
that's awesome Blaine. My sister and her kids have 6 and those eggs are better than anything I've tasted. i'll never go back.

CIEMR / Re: Biometric data collection
« on: December 29, 2017, 05:22:05 PM »
whether actual finger print or just biometrics as they claim, the shear massive amount of information they have linked has got to take up a server the size of a football field. fingerprint, to park ticket, to credit card, to you. it's the greatest fingerprint collection agency in the world without even trying.

D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: December 28, 2017, 06:38:12 PM »
Made it to Orlando.  We?re on our own tonight. Events start tomorrow.

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She looks like she's on cloud nine. Good Job Tex.

D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: December 28, 2017, 06:37:31 PM »
Ken, that IS my happy face

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Build Threads / Re: 2016 Rubicon GJ
« on: December 28, 2017, 12:06:38 PM »
Let me know how the Superchips works out for you. I like to have more referral resources at my disposal. AEV has been my go to due to their JK specific nature, but superchips has been a staple for all other things programmer related for years.

Build Threads / Re: 2016 Rubicon GJ
« on: December 28, 2017, 10:24:08 AM »
Dang, without all the usual bells and whistles most jokers bolt on to those I didn't think it was a rubi. with 4.11 and 33" you should be able to get your power back with a tuner, just need to re-set the shift points. AEV makes a good one.

Build Threads / Re: 2016 Rubicon GJ
« on: December 28, 2017, 10:14:52 AM »
That Dana 44 is smaller than the gearbox on my bush hog!

Anyhow, I took it for a drive, and I have to say, it rides great! Much quieter, and all the square sides of the previous tires are gone. It has suffered a noticeable loss of power, and since it never had any to begin with it is not a good thing. In cruise at 70 mph, it was dropping down a gear in hills. It never did that before. Maybe the engine will explode, blowing the thing apart which will get it out of my driveway...One can only dream!

Couple of poser shots for ya

Now back to cleaning bathrooms and doing dishes. I(I need something more interesting to do to liven my spirits after that frozen wasteland wrench party!)

Looks great. They are pretty gutless out of the box, and adding the larger tires doesn't help much. if it's an auto, then probably 3.21 gears factory. A set of 4.11 would fix her up just right, but that's just another wrench party in the cold, plus you'd need to program to correct it. The tube stiffeners would be appropriate if you were using it as God intended, off road, but not for a daily unless the tuck has a lot of really big pot holes and mulch piles to navigate. Even then, I would imagine the Frau would be able to negotiate those obstacles even with two different shoes.

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