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D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: June 27, 2018, 06:58:09 PM »
Nope Nate, reminds me of that rubber fake barf the used to sell at the joke/prank stores....... is what I?m telling myself!  :sad:  And Bourbon is bad for you don?t you know?   :angry:

D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: June 27, 2018, 01:24:28 PM »
Being tortured by the liquid only diet today & watching Carpet installer?s and moving furniture around the house and stuff so they can get to all the places; good Lord the amount of dust that builds up behind things!  Was drove nuts for the better part of an hour all total trying to take care of this squeak in the bedroom floor! Thought  I had it licked then walked on top of the new padding where it was and had to cut an L then through the padding, peeling it back and tried some shims down in the crack with glue, screws and then some screws in between the seam where it was squeaking.  Hoping that when the wood glue finally dries it will be all taken care of.   Now going down to have a sumptuous lunch of Jell-O! I?m sure Nate will post something up that?ll make me hate him a little! :grin:

Construction and Building / Re: Adirondack Chair Project
« on: June 27, 2018, 01:13:43 PM »
 Don I think you need to petition the government for a tariff to protect your sales!  Right in China, making all those little kids do all that sweat shop labor..... bet you they don?t even call them pre-Rangers there!

Hide Site / Re: Hide Site/Bug-out location Construction, Part 5
« on: June 26, 2018, 08:30:23 AM »
Last picture looks like a showroom shot!  Nice enough for inside the house too- favorite part of those chairs besides the easy sit; mini-table under each arm!  Coffee/Bourbon have a classy place to rest too- :likebutton:

Construction and Building / Re: Adirondack Chair Project
« on: June 25, 2018, 07:32:42 PM »
^^^ That?s the point of the chairs - RELAXING - gotta grow more cedars to build more chairs anyway.

D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: June 25, 2018, 03:23:22 PM »
Spread mulch early this AM -  thankfully our neighbor ordered too much so I got to clean up! Was the perfect amount!   Later today I have to go and pick up a prescription for the dreaded colonoscopy!  As of Wednesday morning nothing other than clear liquids, that?ll suck! Then Thursday morning bright and early; date that I won?t remember!

That won't suck.  It'll blow.

Clearly......... :facepalm:

Construction and Building / Re: Adirondack Chair Project
« on: June 25, 2018, 01:30:33 PM »
Looking good there Don!

D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: June 24, 2018, 12:19:37 PM »
Spread mulch early this AM -  thankfully our neighbor ordered too much so I got to clean up! Was the perfect amount!   Later today I have to go and pick up a prescription for the dreaded colonoscopy!  As of Wednesday morning nothing other than clear liquids, that?ll suck! Then Thursday morning bright and early; date that I won?t remember!

CIEMR / Re: How many books come in a set of encyclopedias?
« on: June 23, 2018, 05:45:55 PM »
Really, a gold plated .50 cal ...... dumb and tacky!  Darwin is smiling on another event upholding his theory!

CIEMR / Re: Very sad day for Bourbon lovers
« on: June 22, 2018, 06:59:55 PM »
Roll out the barrels....... :beercheers:

Build Threads / Re: the GM guys here
« on: June 21, 2018, 07:14:14 AM »
In Detroit visiting daughter after dropping dog off in Ohio.  Driving rental Silverado with a v6 and fuel management system. Not bad, but I wouldn?t own one- average HWY mileage close to 23mpg for trip so far.  It will get out of it?s own way but I wouldn?t tow with it. Might make a good LIGHT work truck tossing light bulky stuff in the bed, but definitely not anything heavy of any substance.

D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: June 20, 2018, 01:04:38 PM »
Drove to just West of Cleveland Ohio to have the competition dog Hank, reproductively Collected and stored for later breeding.  Rented a car for the trip and the rental place had an empty lot when I got there. They scrambled and came up with a black, gasser Silverado!  Has a 6cyl. with the active fuel management system which I?ll report on later today.

D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: June 19, 2018, 02:24:17 PM »
X3 there Don!

In Dr. office for yearly physical.....goody!  At least she has small fingers! :laugh:

Faith Discussion / Re: Prayer Request thread
« on: June 19, 2018, 10:23:28 AM »

CIEMR / Re: Obamaland
« on: June 18, 2018, 10:11:20 PM »
His only Boarder Plan was to outlaw Waterboarding.

CIEMR / Re: Obamaland
« on: June 18, 2018, 09:07:22 PM »
You don?t have to apologize on my account - I was one of the canaries in the coal mine!  He never did ANYTHING of notoriety while he was in Illinois, so I couldn?t fathom why anyone with a brain would vote for him on a National level.  SMH

Hide Site / Re: Hide site, retirement site.
« on: June 17, 2018, 06:26:16 PM »
Time to finish FISH mowing around the pond!

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Fixed it for ya there BUDSy!

D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: June 14, 2018, 08:59:56 PM »
Hang in there Cruz!  Praying for you-

Today, I finished the basement stairwell project. Painted the bead board in that process kicked my backside! On my knees up and down a bunch taught me that I?m starting to fall apart. My right knee goes numb almost like Novocain when putting pressure on it and then go to get up!   Two coats on everything and learned that painters tape isn?t worth diddly squat on textured floor paint. The other paint wet underneath the edge!  Laid down 24 inch squares of industrial carpet - peel and stick. Also learned I will never become a professional carpet installer - that was almost as bad as painting!  Measure, cut, swear, do it over again. Installed the last trim pieces on top of the carpet and called it done. Those tubs are full of dog food if you?re wondering.

D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: June 13, 2018, 09:25:00 PM »
Glued the bead board to the concrete after trimming it to fit around angles of stairs. That?s why braces are along bottom etc.  The air powered Brad nailer is a great thing!  Tomorrow I?ll paint the new woodwork and trim, then put down peel and stick carpet squares for the landing.

D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: June 13, 2018, 09:06:59 PM »
Crappy weather got to me yesterday so I tackled a project I?ve been thinking about for about 8 years. Switch back stairway to the basement had to ugly concrete walls one of which that wasn?t true with the drywall wall. Went to Lowe?s and got beab board, air nailer, caulk, grippy floor paint and went to town on it. Today I painted the steps repairing 18 years of dogs running up the stairs! Painting was done from bottom of the stairs up, standing on one painting the one below as there?s no way out of the basement other than the stairs!  What a pain-

Build Threads / Re: Ramcharger Build
« on: June 13, 2018, 07:59:27 AM »
Well as fate would have it the guys daughter stepped up to the plate, at least enough to cover parts to redo what was lost.  Teaser in the rear view!

I?d hit the brakes- that guys following awfully close!

D.O.T. / Re: Usa and North Korea
« on: June 12, 2018, 08:12:00 AM »
Deep State and Left Wing Loonies will NEVER acknowledge this as significant nor will they give Trump credit for anything.  Somehow, they will start giving credit to Obama and Bill Clinton as laying the groundwork for this event - they will give Denis Rodman credit for this before they give Trump ANY credit for this.  They'll be more likely to give HILLARY credit for this than Trump!

Ya can't fix STUPID!

D.O.T. / Re: Fleccas
« on: June 11, 2018, 10:19:11 PM »
Hey HILLARY'S my joke, quit trying to ruin it !!! (SHE RUINED HERSELF)

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Everything Trailer, Camper, or RV related / Re: Toter-home build.
« on: June 11, 2018, 06:38:22 PM »
Great news!  :likebutton:

D.O.T. / Re: Fleccas
« on: June 11, 2018, 03:33:44 PM »

You ever heard of standing on a milk crate to work on rear ends, Mike? Maybe I should rephrase the question.   :shocked:

I'm starting to think that you grew up on a farm...... :grin:

D.O.T. / Re: Fleccas
« on: June 11, 2018, 01:55:41 PM »
I call BS on that guy being Shawn......he couldn't reach the top of that rear-end Shawn had gigged up while welding the bracing etc........REALLY, you wear a YELLOW banana hammock when it's THAT size.....Shawn wouldn't make such a fashion faux pas!

Ammo & Reloading / Re: Reloading for Bear
« on: June 11, 2018, 09:51:18 AM »
Impressive group there Bear!  100yrds?

D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: June 11, 2018, 08:16:44 AM »
It?s not the chemicals that are bad, it?s living in California that is unhealthy!  LOL!

D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: June 10, 2018, 08:26:07 AM »
TEX, has apparently read Nate?s new tag line......?Bourbon for those things I cannot!?  I?m venturing a guess that the poolside photo was of your second serving of said libation?

Just a suggestion Charles, but they do sell these things called string trimmers that might be better suited for the edge of the pond moving forward.

CIEMR / Re: How to reduce gun violence/death
« on: June 08, 2018, 09:28:28 AM »
Zerohedge comment section, seems to a gathering place for people who've lived too long in the basement with their mothers or recently left the homeless shelters to visit the local library for some light reading and writing......morons!

D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: June 07, 2018, 03:18:07 PM »
Nate?s in Nebraska there ?Jackpot?;  by the way how is your arm?

Share Your Recipe / Re: Makin' bacon.
« on: June 06, 2018, 08:58:49 AM »
You didn?t say that the family camping trip was really cover for BACON FEST!

Everything Trailer, Camper, or RV related / Re: Toter-home build.
« on: June 06, 2018, 08:56:24 AM »
Wishing you and your family a great trip and hope all your work pays off for a trouble free adventure!

D.O.T. / Re: 4 cents
« on: June 04, 2018, 01:23:01 PM »
Probably not for long as I?d bet she doesn?t have the money for it and a $.04 previous record doesn?t scream jackpot!

D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: June 04, 2018, 01:20:48 PM »
Nice fish Mike!!
Smallies don't get that big in AZ., or should I say, I've never caught any that big in AZ.

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Thanks Ken!  This particular lake has a solid population of Smallies and Walleye, though the latter are difficult to catch. Hopefully some idiot doesn?t introduce Muskey to it!  Indians spear the crap out of the walleyes in this lake as it is gin clear. Been known to dump them in the woods at times just to be spiteful.

CIEMR / Re: Obamaland
« on: June 04, 2018, 09:49:57 AM »
WHAT?  Charles, they don't actually think......they have fleeting impulses driven by a "something for nothing" mentality which is polished by the "instant gratification" nature of their existence.  "F... tomorrow, I'm living TODAY" and somebody else is gonna pick-up the bill!

D.O.T. / Re: 4 cents
« on: June 04, 2018, 09:34:03 AM »
The article states that the woman intends to keep on fighting.......WHAT?  Can't really appeal a Lawsuit that's ruled in your favor can you?

Taxpayers can't fix stupid........but we STILL have to pay for it!  Maybe we can develop a FIX for helping STUPID flourish, multiply and grow?

D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: June 04, 2018, 09:02:21 AM »
Last photos-

Son-in-Laws buddies about to throw for the first time-
(What do you call all those marks on the back wall? - Axe Holes!)

Daughter and Son-in-Law holding up shark hoodie from my son living in Oregon-

My "Girls"-

D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: June 04, 2018, 08:52:08 AM »
What I did over the past week:

Drove Duramax North to Eagle River area to help buddy open Cabin and decompress from our jobs as Art Teachers: Many good kids with more "Glass Lickers" added to classes every year!

Went fishing three late mornings with the following results; caught nothing but small perch, followed by LOTS/LOTS of Smallmouth the next two times!  Fished spawn beds and shorelines in between.  (Mine are bigger!)

Met up with a co-worker who has a cabin on the Three Lakes Chain that connects with the Eagle River Chain of Lakes and cruised on his pontoon boat looking at the Hoytee Toytee lake homes interspersed with the old school cottages.

With NO cell reception or internet up at the cabin, we drove into town to get "reception" to report a power outage from a storm that knocked out power for several hours and call for service on the "discovered" malfunctioning back-up generator.  Upon seeing Nates post further taunting me with the brisket/Maker's post, we "one up-ed" him with a lake side BBQ featuring LARGE glass of Maker's Cask Strength over ice.

Came home Friday, leaving our three dogs at the buddy's house for the weekend (last three days) and took off to Detroit to attend my oldest daughter's baby shower.  Took the Son-in-law and two of his buddies to a place called "Detroit Axe" a restaurant/bar in the middle of their "Gay Town" section where their "Pride" festivities were in full swing. Food was good AND they have competitive AXE throwing!  Picture of his buddies, hatchets and targets - it was a blast, but we made the Son-in-Law late for the shower, but I got to re-live racing days getting him there in less than 15 mins. for what usually is a 20 min. trip!  Would have been ON TIME if all the flamboyant drivers weren't all trying to have me rear end them for driving like a bunch of prissy old ladies!  Now heading out to pick-up the Bumpus Hounds from my buddies!

D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: June 04, 2018, 08:15:36 AM »
BOBBY - we will be running by Maplewood Meats when we head home Friday morning - probably around 8am - 10am, let me know if you are free and wanting to meet. (meat-up!)

I was working Friday morning, and just signed into here so I just saw this.

No worries Bobby, we went a different way home to avoid traffic and construction North of Milwaukee......to instead go through it West of Milwaukee! - LOL  We cried to discover Maplewood is closed on Sundays on the way up, but glad the view Sunday as sacred.

Just returned from a long trip to Eagle River area of Wisconsin with NO cell service, so in the process of catching up with all the Realman shenanigans I?ve missed. Thermostats are functional with no issues so I?m calling this a success without Murphy showing his ugly face!

D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: May 26, 2018, 08:00:16 PM »
Did the replacement of thermostats on the LML for the morning.  Cleaned up the garage putting things away, used my hillbilly broom (leaf blower) to clean it out.  Nate kept me laughing working on the truck with texts and then shows me BACON with Makers Mark in the background.  This was a bad influence, as I had a beer and a sandwich about 10:45am.  Then mowed the back yard, bagging it (rarely do i do so) to make it pretty and get rid of the hay that's accumulated since the rain, sun, rain cycle that had it growing like crazy.  Leaving out of town for the week, so I'll need to rely upon the Mrs. to do it at least once.  We had an air quality warning today due to 88 degrees etc. - I must be getting old, cause I could feel it while chasing the mower around at 1pm, wearing a black shirt and light jeans.....'naw that didn't have anything to do with how I felt!  I then cooled off in the shade with another beer.  Then commenced to pack for upcoming adventure!  BOBBY - we will be running by Maplewood Meats when we head home Friday morning - probably around 8am - 10am, let me know if you are free and wanting to meet. (meat-up!)

Firearms / Re: Walther P99
« on: May 26, 2018, 07:33:25 PM »
I'd return it......or send it to JR out on the Left Coast.....probably sell for a premium in SF!

I reinstalled the upper radiator hose and clamps making sure everything was firmly in place. At that point I refilled with anti-freeze; burping the upper radiator hose to remove as much air as possible and getting as much new coolant in as well.   

I then took the garden hose - just natural pressure and wet everything down from the top of the engine to remove as much antifreeze from everywhere including the skid plate.   I paid particular attention to the belt and pulleys of the serpentine belt per Ken‘s instructions!

Started it up waiting to see it come up to temperature and make sure anti-freeze was at the proper level. Took it for a test drive with no issues.  I noticed that the temp was in the correct range again - it had been running around 165 degrees previously, indicating that one of the suckers were stuck open I guess.  I also ran it through the car wash to remove any other residual anti-freeze. Besides the truck was dirty! The blue tape was painters tape that I used to mark a couple bolts that weren't interchangeable.

 Last picture are all of the tools I used including a wooden step stool so I didn’t have to lay on top of the engine. I guess only Don has that problem because he’s tall enough to actually stand there and reach over. Being shorter I guess has its advantages?

 Remove both old thermostats and scrape any residual rubber from the housing.  I also used a Scotch-Brite pad to clean that surface as well.  Install the two new thermostats - the shorter one with the brass backflow devices go into the back most hole. The taller of the two goes in the front.  I carefully set the upper thermostat housing in place while again pulling forward on the fan shroud mount to keep the protrusion out-of-the-way. Once that all was in place I gently wiggled everything around to line up the holes.  I then installed 4 - 13 mm bolts and loosely tightened them in place. I used my hand to do this and the 13 mm socket on a long extension. I left enough play so I could again wiggle everything to make sure that the thermostats were in their correct depressions. Once that was done I tightened everything up using a crossing pattern and torqued them to 18 foot pounds.

I then reinstalled that gizmo clip and installed the gizmo into said clip.  Then I put the oil fill tube back in place after cleaning it up. I removed the O ring and a lubed it using dielectric grease, slid it home and reinstalled the bolts.

 At this point you should try to remove some additional anti-freeze from the now accessible thermostat housing. Go in from the point where you just remove the hose. Of course I say this having not done it myself!  If you don’t, antifreeze spills down over the top of everything. Luckily I blocked off the oil fill hole - otherwise anti-freeze would enter the engine!

 Give the housing a firm smack with your hand to loosen it at this point, while pushing back on the plastic fan shroud mount (toward the front of truck. There is a plastic protrusion that goes into a hole along side the upper 13 mm bolt removed earlier.  This will now spill some more anti-freeze because you can’t get it all out.

Once removed you will see the thermostats stuck to the upper part of the housing - notice the two brass backflow valves (red arrow) on the rear most thermostat.  These must be in the back most hole on top of the block with the two backflow valves oriented to the back of the engine. The left yellow arrow is where the spring clip for the expensive gizmo and the right on is where the bolt from the fan shroud and the plastic protrusion reside.

 Take a large pair of channel locks and grip both parts of the clamp holding the upper radiator hose to the thermostat housing. Of course it?s going to spill some but not too much anti-freeze. I then took a piece of bailing wire and wired the upper hose back out of the way with the added benefit of keeping coolant from for spilling everywhere.

 The second photo shows all the 13mm bolts you must remove (5) to access the thermostats.  Some are hidden in the photo but the arrows point to where they?re located.

 Now you want to pump anti-freeze out of the coolant reservoir. I used this pump to remove about 1 1/2 gallons.  I also milked the upper radiator hose - squeezing & releasing repeatedly to pump more into the reservoir for removal.

 Here are two photos that illustrate what I?m talking about and a method to help avoid doing so.  Of course I dropped it on reassembly! Luckily it fell down into the skid plate holding all of the spilt anti-freeze!

 Then you remove 2-13 mm bolts holding the oil fill tube to the block and thermostat housing. Be careful not to drop the lowest one down on the block.  The lower white arrow, is holding the Fan Shroud in place and to the right of it is the plastic protrusion that indexes with the thermostat housing.

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