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D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: May 25, 2018, 12:05:21 PM »
Dave, my wife had a 6.2l in a Denali. It wasn?t that we couldn?t afford the vehicle or the fuel. However, it annoyed me how much fuel it drank regardless.......

But, it did run well granted......
I don?t mean it in a negative manner but when ya really look at the cost difference in 14 mpg and 18 mpg for a average years driving.   $3.00 a gallon.  15000 miles a year that?s $2500 in fuel vs $3214 which really is only $700 bucks difference.  But it does hit you if you drive a lot more than that.   Or if your lookin for distance with out fill up. 

So if we talk about $700 bucks for that much HP knowing he likes Boost (we all like BOOST) I would say get the 6.2 and live it up


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Doesn?t the 6.2 like mid or premium fuel too?


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Ken,

slap me if I'm wrong here, but aren't the 6.2's low compression, and should be able to run on 87oct?
No-6.2's are 11.0:1 I think

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General Maintenance, How to/DIY projects / Re: SOS Thermostats
« on: May 25, 2018, 12:04:03 PM »
Can you give me the Cliff Notes version of what I?m gonna have to tear down?   Or is it something that I would have seen in the thread on see Max while you were doing the fuel pump?
Ya, Mike, plenty of pics in my CP3 install blog

But like Kenneth said, its fairly easy by comparison to most things one needs to do to these trucks performing routine maintenance.

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D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: May 25, 2018, 09:13:54 AM »
15-16? I musta been doing something wrong, was thinking 12-14..... :tongue:
We never saw mileage that poor.
I did own a Hummer H2, as you know
Different motor, the 6.0
That thing sucked gas like crazy. Best you could hope for was 12, but 10.5-11 MPG was the norm. Just awful.

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General Maintenance, How to/DIY projects / Re: SOS Thermostats
« on: May 25, 2018, 09:12:08 AM »
Truck through a cold this morning and now have to replace thermostats.  Ken-Don et al; how big job is that on LML?  Is it something I can get done in a day without any difficulties?
Yea,
T-stats not that big of a deal
Everything is up on top and forward
Get a comfortable cushion to lay on!

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Faith Discussion / Re: Word(s) of the day
« on: May 25, 2018, 08:22:46 AM »
Ever have an errant thought? A temptation, or something that is evil that just doesn't fit with who you are?

I do, and an ex-Navy special warfare friend of mine who I call "Preacher" gave me a verse.

He used it in his early days when he was under attack, sometimes hundreds of times a day. Later as the word did its thing and armored him up and he gained success against the attacks, he used it less and less seldom. But it worked.

If you are a Christian, you will be under attack from a devil and his minions. They seek to make your life a failure in your eyes. Although you are saved by the Grace of a loving God, through the blood sacrifice of Jesus the Christ, you can be made to fail and sin. The devil loves to make this happen.

When you start to have more and more wins on God's side and fewer for the devil and evil, the attacks will come less likely. My friend, "Preacher" says it like this, "They will come from time to time to check the perimeter. If they find it all secure they will go away and wait to lay another trap." But in that, you win one for Jesus.

So here it is, Comes from 2 Corinthians 10:5

Casting down imaginations and all high things that exalteth themselves above the knowledge of God. Taking captive all thoughts to obedience in Christ.

Do yourself a favor, memorize that and start to say it the next time you see some bikini clad model pop up where you didn't expect it to. Say it and win.

A psychologist who is a strong believer told me something yesterday when I told him the verse. He said, "Well of course something like that came from Corinth." You see Corinth is a sailor town. It was a place of taverns with hookers on every street corner. It was a den of temptation where undoubtedly many a soul were lured to the lower levels of hades. You get off the ship you just sailed from some distant port and the first thing you see is betty grable posing on a corner and its off to the races... Corinth...

Personally, I am glad that Paul visited the church there and wrote that verse to the Corinthians. He gave me a word to strike down the devil's scout who probes at my perimeter.

God Bless all and may the word work its way through your spirit and soul.

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D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: May 25, 2018, 08:03:18 AM »
Let me see, Kat owned a Denali XL, I owned a Denali pick up, and I also owned a Cadillac all with the 6.2.

THose 6.2's were just a tad bit over 400 HP I seem to recall, like 405HP???

Ours were not particularly thirsty. I seem to recall expecting 15-16 avg per gallon most of the time.

But what they do deliver is abundant power. You seldom find yourself struggling anywhere, the thing just torques up hills and accelerates briskly

But those earlier 6.2's have been eclipsed by these new more powerful and leaner 6.2's. I'd expect with the additional power and with the lighter weight of more modern trucks that owning one would start to be downright fun!

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Construction and Building / Re: Upstairs Add On started
« on: May 25, 2018, 07:57:41 AM »
Holy crap!

Starting again...

You sound like me, never done with anything!

Well, it's good to work with one's hands says the Lord!

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Then you are ahead of the game. Just looked like a place to get in from the pic, but you saw that,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
And then there are other factors
Kentucky-
Not as many (Almost none) thefts here
and
the place is so remote and so rural its practically like our "Outback"
and has so few visitors. Maybe a dozen in 4 years?? if that many...
And on top of all that I claimed it for the Kingdom of God, and prayed a prayer of the blood of Jesus all around it.
I think I am safe there.

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Hide Site / Re: Hide Site/Bug-out location Construction, Part 5
« on: May 25, 2018, 07:50:07 AM »
Don, do you worry about the plywood floors if the tractor is put up wet over time?

I just may use this tutorial to go ahead and put one on our property.  Much needed storage.

I'm surprised he didn't go for a cedar floor in that shed, would have given it a longer life span I think...?.
I'm about to get started on sawing a lot of cedar up. Plan for that roofed area with dirt unfinished walls to get a perimeter of 2.5" thick cedar boards with roofing felt on the dirt side, then back filled. I was saving the cedar logs I am accumulating for that project. Depending on how that goes, I may saw up enough for a porch on the main shed as well.

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Looking good and never to much storage!

Something hit me with the windows though. Couldn't someone just break a window and get in? Maybe add a bar or cover that with the bars you have to block or close it off, out of site, out of mind you know.

But then again if your on site all the time as you plan on, no biggie.
-The window on the north side (Only one really) has two steel bars behind it. Too small a space to craw through
The door window is just too small.

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Hide Site / Re: Hide Site/Bug-out location Construction, Part 5
« on: May 24, 2018, 09:10:56 PM »
Don, do you worry about the plywood floors if the tractor is put up wet over time?

I just may use this tutorial to go ahead and put one on our property.  Much needed storage.
In a word: No

That floor has two layers of 3/4" OSB

That's 1.5" of OSB over all of it. That's pretty strong wet or dry. The first layer was paint sealed. The second layer was water-proof sealed. I think I'm good.

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Construction and Building / Re: Dave’s house
« on: May 24, 2018, 10:35:59 AM »
Are there plans to this or are they winging it like me?

Wouldn't a little water/bleach fix that if its just on the surface and easy to get to? Mold is nasty stuff!
That's what we do...Bleach, wiping down, done

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And so begins the final step in this shed construction: Trim

Here most of the pieces, which are various lengths of 3" wide pine, 3/4" wide, are given a coat of green paint.

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Although not completely finished, the shed is now uesful as a weathertite storage facility which immediately uncluttered the larger shed/workshop.

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The loft is augmented by four built in shelves on either side of the back wall. The left side is for paints and gardening/farming chemicals, and the right side will hold lubricants. I made space for the several 5-gal cans of hydraulic fluid that everyone who owns heavy equipment needs lots of.

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Then it was time to add some interior shelving. First I constructed a loft. Here is where the eight foot walls come in handy. If you buy a shed or a shed kit, you often get 6.5 foot walls, not full 8 footers like this one.
The loft is full width and four feet deep. It has joists sitting above your noggin so you won't go bump in the night.

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Next I added the soffit. I used the vinyl stuff with the standard "J" channel that affixes to the walls with cut to length 12" width soffit pieces

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Hide Site / Re: Hide Site/Bug-out location Construction, Part 5
« on: May 24, 2018, 08:37:26 AM »
Soffit on a shed - awfully fancy for down on the farm! Looks nice though!


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Yea, I want to give it a flower garden feel so I can attract not only butterflies and bees, but on occasion, the wife as well.
There's already a ton of testerone down there with all the construction, shooting, heavy equipment and general out-doors camping feel to the place, too much in fact to keep her there!

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Hide Site / Re: Hide Site/Bug-out location Construction, Part 5
« on: May 24, 2018, 08:35:09 AM »
That truck needs much larger tires....
They may look small, but they sure work well. Remember those are 37's!

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CIEMR / I hope this is true!
« on: May 24, 2018, 08:34:00 AM »
Whether this is fact or proves to be otherwise, I love this president and what he is doing for our nation!
I stand with him!




Thought you?d like to be informed, since the media won?t let you

Know?The White House....short report..... it's called ?Trump

Derangement Syndrome? - as titled by Rush Limbaugh.

 Nothing Trump does - to the good - will ever make it on the

National news. The media have their agenda and they're going to

Stick with it, no matter what.

On Friday, the Trump administration released
Their annual report to Congress on White House Office
Personnel. It includes the name, status, salary and
Position title of all 377 White House employees.

The report also said that Trump decided not
To take a dime of his salary. Instead he donated it to
An amazing cause! (see below).

The report also showed that President Trump
Is far better at saving money than Obama was.
The total annual White House salaries under Trump are
$35.8 million vs. $40.9 under Obama, a savings of $5.1
Million. Here are some other key findings. There are
110 fewer employees on White House staff under Trump
Than under Obama at this point in their respective
Presidencies.

Nineteen fewer staffers are dedicated to The
First Lady of the United States (FLOTUS). Currently,
There are five staffers dedicated to Melania Trump vs.
24 staffers who served Michelle Obama (FY2009)

However, it's what the report said Trump did
With this salary that has everyone talking. Instead of
Taking his salary, Trump donated all $400,000 to the
Department of the Interior where it will be used for
Construction and repair needs at military cemeteries!
AMAZING! It's so great to have a President who loves
Our brave military men and women so much!

Oh, and where's the media coverage of this?
Oh that's right, they don't cover anything good that the
President does.

NO, BUT WE WILL!
PLEASE, PASS THIS MESSAGE ON TO ALL YOUR EMAIL
PALS AND OTHERS! TOGETHER, WE'LL GET THE MESSAGE OUT.

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Faith Discussion / Re: Prayer Request thread
« on: May 23, 2018, 09:57:40 PM »
Just getting back in

Prayers sent Ken

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Hide Site / Re: Hide Site/Bug-out location Construction, Part 5
« on: May 23, 2018, 09:53:58 PM »
This could be the first time I drove in on my "Road" and didn't trash out the truck.

I avoided the mud holes and went very slowly!

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Hide Site / Re: Hide Site/Bug-out location Construction, Part 5
« on: May 23, 2018, 09:52:47 PM »
So, this is kind of cool.

The black mark was where the water level was when I first installed the rain collection system. You can see, the level is coming right up. I am showering every day, washing dishes and normal hygiene stuff. I have nearly doubled the water (Accounting for all that I have used) so this thing looks like it replenished quickly during the spring months.

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Hide Site / Re: Hide Site/Bug-out location Construction, Part 5
« on: May 23, 2018, 09:49:39 PM »
I cut out all the trim pieces and got a coat of green paint on them, but did not have enough time to get them screwed onto the exterior

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Hide Site / Re: Hide Site/Bug-out location Construction, Part 5
« on: May 23, 2018, 09:48:21 PM »
I was able to fit the tractor, two generators, and all the paint and lubricants with room to spare

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Hide Site / Re: Hide Site/Bug-out location Construction, Part 5
« on: May 23, 2018, 09:46:57 PM »
Next came some storage shelving, four on each side. I figure the right side is for lubricants and automotive stuff, while the left side will be for paint, chemicals and gardening stuff

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Hide Site / Re: Hide Site/Bug-out location Construction, Part 5
« on: May 23, 2018, 09:45:07 PM »
Then I added a loft to the inside, four feet wide and full width to handle bulky/lighter stuff

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Hide Site / Re: Hide Site/Bug-out location Construction, Part 5
« on: May 23, 2018, 09:43:45 PM »
Back on the shed project

Finally got the Soffit finished, well sort of. It still needs s trim piece to cover the gutter board and wrap beneath the exposed edge of the soffit.

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Very memorable, and well represented

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Build Threads / Re: LML Duramax build Part 5
« on: May 20, 2018, 06:37:49 PM »
Until the next oil change lol


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Indeed!

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D.O.T. / Re: Don, time to trade in the GJ
« on: May 20, 2018, 06:37:22 PM »
Too cool!

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Build Threads / Re: LML Duramax build Part 5
« on: May 20, 2018, 06:11:43 PM »
They are doing swaps on the brand new 2018, when was the last one you looked into it?


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It's been a couple years since I looked into it...

Aside from the poor turning radius, the truck pulls strong and is reliable and handles really well with the IFS it has. I think I'll keep this one in the current configuration and just drive it for the next decade or two.

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D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: May 20, 2018, 06:10:00 PM »
Just cut my grass
I truly understand why they call the big tires on my zero turn "Flotation-Tires!"
After several days of rain, but the grass was like 6" or better and thick. My mower has 32 HP and I was bogging it at times!

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Build Threads / Re: LML Duramax build Part 5
« on: May 20, 2018, 05:56:46 PM »
Still waiting for that WFO kit to be installed on that truck to make it perfect!

http://www.wfoconcepts.com/pr/WFO-DMAX-HD-3-SAS-Kit-using-Ford-Superduty-Axle-(Radius-Arm)/19141

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Yea, would have loved to do that
But
That works for a 2010 and earlier but not for the 11 and later (180mm bolt circle/ABS incompatibility)
Beau at WFO and I tried everything to try to work out a combo to get a D60 SFA under C-Max

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Congratulations on a job well done!
Bret would be (is) proud! :likebutton:

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Build Threads / Re: LML Duramax build Part 5
« on: May 20, 2018, 04:16:14 PM »
My whole company drives fords, our excavation company uses all fords.  I drive the bosses (gas motor) and I swear the seat is hard as a rock.

I do like most of the features otherwise like the adjustable pedal height.  It makes good power, toss our trailers just fine, feels really stable while towing also. 

I like the factory ground clearance in the ford.  Where any GM truck I would purchase would need a six inch lift to get the new truck into the site, or a bunch of dirt to make a solid pad to drive over the curb and sidewalk.   

The ride really well for solid front axles, I might eat some humble pie and buy one one day.


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I owned two
The first a non powerstroke 1992 F250 that I installed a hypermax turbo onto, but soon traded it on a 94 F250XL with the brand new PS 7.3

It was a tank. Lifted 4", Riding on 33's with a 4.10 gear and a 5-speed and a rubber floor mat and no electric or power anything. I drove it for years. Was a darned good truck, no complaints.

I think the 6.0's gave Ford a bad name which they quickly backed up with the 6.4 liter fiasco. I do believe this latest 7.3 is all figured out, although now that mine is finally modified, there is no way I am subjecting myself to that level of torture again within the next decade, so Chevy it will be for me.

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Build Threads / Re: LML Duramax build Part 5
« on: May 20, 2018, 04:11:18 PM »
Sounding like a power stroke is an improvement in the right direction if you ask me...... :tongue:

^ should fire him for blasphemous comments like this one, boss.


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He should fire me but believe I?m still currently on the fired list from last time. It happens so often I lose track....
If you keep pushing me, I'll reinstate you just to fire you again!

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Build Threads / Re: LML Duramax build Part 5
« on: May 20, 2018, 04:10:01 PM »
Sounding like a power stroke is an improvement in the right direction if you ask me...... :tongue:

^ should fire him for blasphemous comments like this one, boss.


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You know, I should.

Recommendations?

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D.O.T. / Re: SR-71
« on: May 20, 2018, 04:09:19 PM »
Agreed. The A-10 is absolutely incredible in its form and function.

P.S. Thanks a lot Don, I?ve been watching useless and very interesting videos on that site all day. At least I mowed and trimmed today so I guess I was somewhat productive.  :beercheers:
...Somewhat! ;-)

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D.O.T. / Re: Not surprised
« on: May 19, 2018, 09:03:17 PM »
Oh ya epa influence at its finest. Honestly though GM is probably looking to decrease raw material costs over the next 10 years.
Likely heavily influenced by EPA and CAFE standards

Looking at it, the motor is making 300HP and 350 ft/lbs. Not bad and should motor the thing along quite nicely

And the more I look at the boat load of garbage you need to purchase with the diesel engine, and the complexity, and the loss of reliability all these green systems cause, a gasser is looking more apropo. So you get a diesel engine, then you get to purchase an EGR system. Ever look at that component? Looks really expensive. You purchase a Catalytic converter with the palladium which I'm sure is nearly free, right? Then there's the DEF system. That has to cost a pretty penny as well. Then you have to consider that all that green stuff is costing you 15%-20% or more in fuel economy.
So I'll guess that nearly half the uptick in the cost of a modern diesel is the cost of all the tree hugger crap. The good thing, of course is that the whole world does the same thing and no modern engines in Mexico, China, vietnam, or the caucuses causes any more pollution than we Americans do, right?

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D.O.T. / Re: Looking for: Private, Secluded, Retreats for rent
« on: May 19, 2018, 08:55:51 PM »
Don, I am definitely keeping this in mind. Thanks for the suggestion. Even if it is a shameless plug to help out lil sister. Hahahahaha!! Only joking only joking!
Not a shameless plug if it's on my website!
That's funny...I thought there for a moment that this was "My" website...
And not belonging to a bunch of DOTs... ;-)

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Build Threads / Re: LML Duramax build Part 5
« on: May 19, 2018, 08:54:04 PM »
Has tightening up the loose exhaust help quiet it down some?
The raspy note is gone and the rattling sound, but it does not sound like a Duramax any more. Sounds just like an older powerstroke. I'll bet those motors had the same type compressor wheel or exhaust housing or both to produce that same pulse type sound.

I'll definitely be looking for a larger/quieter muffler.

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Hide Site / Re: Hide Site/Bug-out location Construction, Part 5
« on: May 19, 2018, 08:50:57 PM »
It all looks good, that cap you have on the drop pipe can be drille / tapped for npt pipe fittings if you didn?t want to remove it.
I already did it...Just didn't grab a pic of it...

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Hide Site / Re: Hide Site/Bug-out location Construction, Part 5
« on: May 19, 2018, 04:18:47 PM »
So that the water does not remain captured in the sump, I drilled a 1/4" hole in it so that the water constantly drains off.

I did a little observing and learning during the subsequent rain shower, and determined that a 1/4" hole is a bit to big for a light rain, as the rain fall will not overcome the 1/4" hole's capacity to drain the sump, meaning all the catchment gets drained off and not captured. I think I'll plug and drill a 1/8" hole next.

Don, the volume of that drop pipe is considerable, I?d not go smaller on the hole. It will plug, install a valve & crack it slightly. Then if you want to clean it out, crack the pvc valve wide open.....
OK

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D.O.T. / Re: Not surprised
« on: May 19, 2018, 04:18:13 PM »
Still following Ford?s lead.......

http://www.foxnews.com/auto/2018/05/18/chevrolet-silverado-is-getting-tiny-turbo-engine.html

 :popcorn:
Not so sure I like...Chevy's seem to fit with an iconic V8

But times they are ah-changin'

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Hide Site / Re: Hide Site/Bug-out location Construction, Part 5
« on: May 19, 2018, 10:43:14 AM »
The old place is coming around. Little bit, by little bit.

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Hide Site / Re: Hide Site/Bug-out location Construction, Part 5
« on: May 19, 2018, 10:42:25 AM »
The soffit comes in 12' lengths which you need to cut down to the proper length. That was 11 3/4" for my application

I only had time for just one side with the constant rain coming and going.

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Hide Site / Re: Hide Site/Bug-out location Construction, Part 5
« on: May 19, 2018, 10:40:18 AM »
Next up is more work on the shed. THis time it's soffits

Hard to see but I just screwed down the "J" channel

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Hide Site / Re: Hide Site/Bug-out location Construction, Part 5
« on: May 19, 2018, 10:39:10 AM »
The JD 2720 has been repaired and has found a new home inside the new shed.

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Hide Site / Re: Hide Site/Bug-out location Construction, Part 5
« on: May 19, 2018, 10:38:10 AM »
View of the outhouse from beneath the deck awning

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