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Hide Site / Re: Hide site, retirement site.
« on: June 16, 2019, 12:16:34 PM »
Nice finished bunk bed there - top bunk will certainly NOT be hot under that chiller unit!  :likebutton:

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Construction and Building / Re: Zero to Hero: My home project
« on: June 16, 2019, 12:13:28 PM »
Great to have assistants of that age group - keep 'em busy and outta trouble!

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Firearms / 1911 vs bretta vs glock talk
« on: June 16, 2019, 11:40:12 AM »
I'd pull out the 1911 Gold Cup for a go at a "prize" in the Blue Grass State - how many 7 round mags would that require there Tex?  Ken needs company in this arena......not going to back him in the Hildabeast arena though..... :laugh:

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D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: June 13, 2019, 12:18:09 PM »
Congrats Bobby!  Now you can safely go to Nebraska and visit Nate and Norm!  Leave the tank and regulator on the seat next to you while driving from the NW corner of Iowa onward though!

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Hide Site / Re: Hide site, retirement site.
« on: June 13, 2019, 12:12:40 PM »
Tex - looks outstanding on all accounts!  I agree that the rotation of the fridge into line with the sink/countertop will look/flow better.  You could put up a couple shelves and some coat hooks where the fridge now stands if you go that route.

Those slabs of wood look like they're really special and will make beautiful furniture when you decide what to use them for!

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Hand Tools, Power Tools, Welders, etc / Re: Chain saw sharpener
« on: June 13, 2019, 11:57:52 AM »
As Bear mentions, it's taking the thickness of the tooth away - might work for awhile, but seriously shortens the life of the chain.  Easy and convenient, but not a sound method I'm guessing.

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Build Threads / Re: 2002 Suburban 2500 build thread, Part 3
« on: June 13, 2019, 11:43:39 AM »
Incredible amount of work done and improvements accomplished!  Your trip will be everything that it's supposed to be Don - God is in control!

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Hide Site / Re: Hide site, retirement site.
« on: May 26, 2019, 08:17:38 AM »
You know Charles, all that work will make a OLD man of you,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,

 :knucklehead:

Fixed it-

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Faith Discussion / Re: Prayer Request thread
« on: May 21, 2019, 02:40:38 PM »
Got you covered Mike, I'm already looking at private school options for Sophie when she hits middle school for the same reasons. Good luck sir!

The Lutheran School that Madison attended was outstanding; best of luck!

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Hide Site / Re: Hide site, retirement site.
« on: May 19, 2019, 07:42:14 PM »
That place looks outstanding Charles! Really beautifully done-

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Build Threads / Re: 2002 Suburban 2500 build thread, Part 3
« on: May 19, 2019, 07:39:54 PM »
Emergency Brake = 2 4x4 timbers about 12" each and you're golden - bigger incline, double the timbers!

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Faith Discussion / Re: Prayer Request thread
« on: May 19, 2019, 10:52:27 AM »
Good morning gents-

Would appreciate your prayers on the topic of selling our house - went on the market last week Weds. and we're selling to move to an area with better schools for our daughter who starts High School in August.  Lutheran school for Jr. High, which have been outstanding.  Current house is in a less than stellar High School district with issues we aren't willing to make her suffer through - great kid who is ready well grounded faith wise and ready to experience a quality public school experience - faith into the world as well.  We won't be looking for a new place until we sell here, so the clock is ticking - we've been praying on it; just wanting a wider base of prayers.  Thanks!

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D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: May 09, 2019, 03:29:52 PM »
Retiree honor day at work this morning - my department roasted me in front of the rest of the faculty, doing a "belt buckle" routine from that insurance commercial with the ever increasing buckle size "more" etc.  Pretty funny video cuts with different members sharing memories with buckles that kept growing.  I've got two large trophy buckles from the National Championships I won - Laughed hard enough for tears to run down my cheeks - pretty funny stuff; as if on cue, I wore one of the buckles and a pair of western boots this morning as well!  12 more days at work 'til freedom!

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Powerplant, Driveline, and Braking / Re: 2012 DMax P20B9 code
« on: May 09, 2019, 03:15:47 PM »
Not shocked, but Chevy said to open my wallet......Don, any insight regarding your friends north of the boarder?

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Build Threads / Re: 2002 Suburban 2500 build thread, Part 3
« on: May 08, 2019, 12:58:03 PM »
I have a problem I need to chase down. The battery keeps going dead, and it was new just a little while ago.

The battery charger cannot pump in more that 63% charge

I don't know what's causing this...

I vote leaking from your aux battery isolation get-up - don't know how or why, but that's my vote......

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Build Threads / Re: 2002 Suburban 2500 build thread, Part 3
« on: May 08, 2019, 12:54:11 PM »
I don’t agree with Ken, no surprise there..... :tongue:

But I don’t agree with you either really. Put enough air in them to keep the ride stabilized and move on.  :knucklehead:  :popcorn:

OK - the fact that there's a compression on one side and a lift on the other, the compression will squeeze the air to the other, non- compressed side, then when one of them pops the whole thing deflates and Don heads for the ditch on that side of the road, ass end first rolling on top of the TacTopper2 and trapping the Pre-ranger sleeping in the back under spare parts, tools and a heavy wooden drawer unit.  I'd go with isolated fill lines......even if Hillary is Ken's girlfriend......consider the "Rule of Don" who's known to roll 4x4 vehicles on tank courses, injure oneself using too much throttle on a motorcycle and injure himself do to candy bar wrapper fires.

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Powerplant, Driveline, and Braking / 2012 DMax P20B9 code
« on: May 08, 2019, 12:12:59 PM »
Hey there gents-

Well, MobyDick tossed the above code pulling from the street into the driveway yesterday evening.  I've paid previously to have "Reductant Heater A Control Circuit Open" fixed where they replaced the DEF heater.  $800 about 1 1/2 years ago in Arkansas.

Wondering the following and looking for contacts to go with the possible suggestions-

Would like to do minimal delete of the truck to avoid this crap and improve mileage.  Looking to keep it as stock as possible in the process as well, so that in the Communist State of ILLanoyed I could reverse if necessary for whatever reason!

Would like to get rid of the particulate filter and 9th injector (without destruction of either) and bypass the stupid DEF system.  Truck has power, and I'm satisfied with how it runs now (when it is) and etc.  Just would like to stop the damn regeneration cycles and the DEF system going to hell as it has twice now.

Any assistance and contact information of places to perform said work would be great - I'm also reaching out to Chevy Customer Care to see if/what they'd possibly do to assist.....HA, HA, HA....but I can dream!

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Faith Discussion / Re: Prayer Request thread
« on: May 07, 2019, 12:00:04 PM »
Prayers sent for you all!  Keep the faith, and always keep looking up!  Praise and thank God in and for all things, good and bad-

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CIEMR / Re: Need some home refi advice
« on: May 07, 2019, 11:56:44 AM »
Find someone local to refinance through - they know the area, are tied to the area etc.  If not, don't refinance and tie new debt to your house; go with outside/stand alone financing for the other stuff.  Sucks being out $ for something you didn't get worth from; chalk it up to learning and move forward from the bum deal.  Good luck - pray over your next course of action as well!

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Hide Site / Re: Hide site, retirement site.
« on: May 03, 2019, 02:48:03 PM »
Can’t have those in Illinois - they’re DANGEROUS you know  :laugh:

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Faith Discussion / Re: Lovin' God today!
« on: May 02, 2019, 03:12:45 PM »
 :likebutton:

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Hide Site / Re: Hide site, retirement site.
« on: May 02, 2019, 03:12:01 PM »
Best way to start a huge bonfire at an outdoor bachelor party- Gallon of gas poured on huge brush pile,  1/4 gallon of gas set 3 feet away, light candle behind 1/4 gallon - one well placed shot from shotgun from a suitable distance and BANG!  Instant blaze, no burnt appendages and lots of bugged out eyeballs magically return to their sockets amid laughter and another cold beer!

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Faith Discussion / Re: Power of prayer, a praise report
« on: May 02, 2019, 02:47:30 PM »
Great new Don and glad God opened the door to a better and more rewarding alternative!

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Parenting / Re: Texas Prom 2019
« on: April 29, 2019, 11:15:33 AM »
Having chaperoned multiple Proms.....great solution, and kids who go as friends, group of friends almost always have the best time anyway!

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Site Rules & Introductions / Re: Hi from Northern VA
« on: April 24, 2019, 01:16:53 PM »
Welcome Clemon, glad you're here!

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D.O.T. / Re: Do we have a Wisdom and common sense thread?
« on: April 23, 2019, 10:40:42 AM »
When you find yourself in one of life's holes........STOP DIGGING!

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D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: April 20, 2019, 09:56:15 AM »
You guys aren't helping.
.. but thanks for the effort.

I can feel your pain Ken......not being able to accomplish the mission in the time frame allotted drives me nuts as well.  All these guys built like Donkey Kong picking on us who are built closer to the ground and more svelte!   :grin:

Your last word/wish is pretty far fetched.... :beercheers:

What are you talking about, my wife doesn't cook like you!  If she did, I'd be able to grab a breaker bar over my head and step off a step-stool and break the cylinder loose for Ken!  Of course I'd need help stepping up on that stool first!  :grin:

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Hide Site / Re: New Land
« on: April 20, 2019, 09:51:36 AM »
Weird size JR...thought it was supposed to be like 36x24x36. :)


Only if shes 5'3"

Baby got back..... :tongue:

I thought he bought a back hoe, not some place to put a hoe on back.......... :facepalm:   :grin:

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Build Threads / Re: 2002 Suburban 2500 build thread, Part 3
« on: April 20, 2019, 09:46:36 AM »
Well, I picked up the bumper, then did absolutely nothing the rest of the day. Had to scoot this evening. Wife threw me a gathering/party. Mexican food, was really nice. I am blessed! Grandkids ate all my ice cream desert! I didn't get a single bite!!!!!

So bumper is still in the back of the truck, guess I'll get to it tomorrow.

Grandkids snatched all the ICE CREAM!   :facepalm:  Glad you had a enjoyable day!

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D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: April 20, 2019, 09:42:41 AM »
You guys aren't helping.
.. but thanks for the effort.

I can feel your pain Ken......not being able to accomplish the mission in the time frame allotted drives me nuts as well.  All these guys built like Donkey Kong picking on us who are built closer to the ground and more svelte!   :grin:

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D.O.T. / Re: Happy Birthday Don!
« on: April 20, 2019, 09:34:50 AM »
Happy Womb Evacuation Day, Big D!

So you're saying, a diaper bag is really the first vestige of a "Bug-Out Bag"?  :grin:

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D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: April 19, 2019, 10:01:33 AM »
Anyone have to deal with an employee that just keeps breaking stuff? We have one hired man that is just so hard on stuff. He has trashed the pickup we gave him to drive. He is so paranoid that he is going mess something up that mess stuff up. In one day just hauling some trees that were pulled out of the fence line he managed to rip the filler neck out of the def tank, broke 2 hub caps, lost a mud flap and messed up 2 trailer lights. On a 2015 Kenworth. The list of machinery he is grounded form is growing. He better remove head from rear end or be looking for a new job.

Like we don't have people here on this site that are HARD on stuff!  Body Parts, Tractors, Chainsaws, Submersible Mowers, 4x4 Trucks loaned to little girls to drive.......the list is long and distinguished AND growing!

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D.O.T. / Happy Birthday Don!
« on: April 19, 2019, 09:56:55 AM »
Wishing Big D a Happy and Blessed Birthday!  Many more, and may you enjoy yourself in the coming year, and possibly even pull-off Redneck/Realman Fest we keep kicking the tires on!

Thanks for the fellowship and entertainment provided for us all on this site!  :beercheers:

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Hide Site / Re: New Land
« on: April 18, 2019, 03:12:43 PM »
Well, you certainly don't look like "Donkey Kong at Chuckee Cheese" on that one!!

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D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: April 18, 2019, 02:57:31 PM »
That could be a lot worse Bob. Bad still but maybe add a steel bumper for the next time?

Dang Dave, thought you were building a birdhouse too!
Now you got an idea,  we should all have a bird house build thread.   Best bird house gets to tell Don what to do for a day


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Disapproved!

I don't know Don, sounds like a good idea......We've all seen the OUTHOUSE you built, so I'm thinking the smart money is betting on you to win anyway and then you get to do what you always do, tell yourself what to do!

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Hide Site / Re: New Land
« on: April 17, 2019, 12:40:32 PM »
If you ask me, the biker had it coming. I absolutely hate lane splitters. I know it’s legal in Kali, but they have all been making their way north and doing it here where it is NOT legal.

Nice find on the tractor.

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Bigger issue is the biker is guilty of hit and run......

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Build Threads / Re: 2002 Suburban 2500 build thread, Part 3
« on: April 17, 2019, 12:39:37 PM »
Two steps forward and one step back - kinda what I'm going through trying to dot all the I 's and cross all the T 's with retirement matters!  I've had scabs ripped off old wounds looking for tax docs and other papers from the "practice wife" era.  God will create a path forward for us all Don - fret not!  :grin: :grin:
I'm not worried about it.

Its small potatoes, I'll figure it out.

I'm much more concerned about Andrew, the man who contacted me who is dying of cancer. He is the guy in the faith section I posted a thread on. He is in a bad way...

I feel really wrong thinking I have any problems worthy of note in view of his titanic suffering...
  Just posted on that - check when you can and relay it to Andrew please -

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Build Threads / Re: 2002 Suburban 2500 build thread, Part 3
« on: April 17, 2019, 12:18:05 PM »
Two steps forward and one step back - kinda what I'm going through trying to dot all the I 's and cross all the T 's with retirement matters!  I've had scabs ripped off old wounds looking for tax docs and other papers from the "practice wife" era.  God will create a path forward for us all Don - fret not!  :grin: :grin:

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Our Heros, The "Hooah" or "Ooh-Rah" Place / Re: A Marine Finishes
« on: April 17, 2019, 12:10:20 PM »
 :likebutton: :likebutton:

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Faith Discussion / Re: Andrew Budek
« on: April 17, 2019, 12:09:56 PM »
Please pass this along to him Don:

Andrew, thank you for your service to his Country and the sacrifices you've made in all of our behalf in protecting our Liberty and Freedoms granted us by the Constitution you swore to uphold and defend.  You put yourself in harms way and many citizens of this grateful Nation are in debt to you for that.  Please know that you are being lifted up in prayer by many of us here at RealMan multiple times throughout the day(s).

The only gift that I can bestow upon you that is worthy of the sacrifices that you've made, isn't even mine to give - Salvation through the blood of Christ - a free gift available to all who are willing to admit that we are a sinner, and accept Gods free gift of life everlasting.  One must only ask Christ to come into their lives, deliver them from their sins and accept his gift of salvation.  Life everlasting through Christ's redemption on the cross.  I suspect that you may have already done so, but it never hurts to remind ourselves of this glorious gift!

I pray that you find relief from all that troubles you and that our prayers for you, strengthen and bless you-  May you be lifted up upon the wings of eagles and soar free from pain and worry and hear the words directly from Christ, "well done, my good and faithful servant - rest easy, your watch is done."  For all that may be causing you worry - lay it at Christ's feet and release all stress about it - he will take care of it all!


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Faith Discussion / Re: Andrew Budek
« on: April 16, 2019, 03:14:57 PM »
Prayers for Andrew and thanks for God using us all to his greater good!

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Hide Site / Re: New Land
« on: April 12, 2019, 03:10:29 PM »
You probably don't have enough trailer for a hoe that size buddy.

What size trailer do you have for H? ;)

:beercheers


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I'm betting a low slung hog wagon with a winch for the wench....

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Humor, Good Stuff, and Red Neck Practices! / Re: Funny but bad tattoos
« on: April 12, 2019, 03:06:52 PM »
How come it's always the really BIG ones that are messed up?  I had a student early in my career who let some dirtbag friend jailhouse tattoo her name across her backside about waist high in Old English script and actually misspelled her name!!  The dufus running the needle on a stick was so dumb he'd have misspelled his own name and never known it! :facepalm:

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Hide Site / Re: Hide site, retirement site.
« on: April 11, 2019, 12:25:41 PM »
Beautiful work there Charles!  Glad the knee is a non-issue so far - hope it stays that way!!

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Everything Trailer, Camper, or RV related / Re: Lease site for camping
« on: April 11, 2019, 12:08:10 PM »
I use a woven mat made of plastic - works well to keep out excess dirt - sand will be more difficult - a 4x4 piece of outdoor carpet could be placed right at the steps to keep it a bit cleaner as well.

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CIEMR / Re: So I needed to share
« on: April 05, 2019, 10:38:29 AM »
Microcosm of the country......come to your home uninvited, take what they want and we allow it to happen  :facepalm:

Shawn, buy one of those rubber scrotum things that people hang on the truck hitch and leave it on his door step with a note, "noticed you didn't have a pair so I bought you some" - your neighborly Real Man Moderator, Shawn!

Mike, I have plenty of nuts and some wire in my shop. No sense in paying any money...


The part I left out earlier that I told my wife. Those types don't carry guns, they carry knives and if you have ever watch Sean Connery in the untouchables you know how that works out......

"You brought a knife to a gun fight, you Guinea bast@%&"

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Faith Discussion / Re: Breast cancer
« on: April 05, 2019, 09:26:56 AM »
Prayers for her and you all sent Nate!

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CIEMR / Re: So I needed to share
« on: April 04, 2019, 10:36:22 PM »
Microcosm of the country......come to your home uninvited, take what they want and we allow it to happen  :facepalm:

Shawn, buy one of those rubber scrotum things that people hang on the truck hitch and leave it on his door step with a note, "noticed you didn't have a pair so I bought you some" - your neighborly Real Man Moderator, Shawn!

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Faith Discussion / Re: Prayer Request thread
« on: April 04, 2019, 10:15:59 PM »
Prayers sent -

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Build Threads / Re: 2002 Suburban 2500 build thread, Part 2
« on: March 11, 2019, 01:24:06 PM »
I vote you buy a stand alone tent - less hassle, options are endless, stores easy, like in a roof top basket, along with cots and what not.  Cheaper, doesn't resemble tac-topper and doesn't limit where you can take the Burb!

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