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Build Threads / Re: JR's Tractor n trailer thread
« on: Today at 04:06:24 AM »
Spend the extra on HC containers. You won’t regret it later.

Kubota makes a folding ROPS. I have it on my L3900

Light bar forward and rear at the top of the canopy will give you good light to work by.

I have a small tool box on mine behind the seat. Large channel locks, hitch pins , wasp spray. If I was to add anything to mine it would be a cell phone holder and a 12V port for charging the phone.


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Hide Site / Re: My Wife's Hide/Part 1
« on: May 22, 2019, 04:43:03 PM »
And I thought east Texas was green.....

 Wow.  Beautiful.


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D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: May 22, 2019, 01:58:41 PM »
Nice move getting the HH6 to a Red State.


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CIEMR / Re: The real russian agent
« on: May 22, 2019, 11:54:52 AM »
I agree.  Trump may have just brought his bigger badder dog to the fight. The fact that he knows Mueller really well may make Mueller nervous.  Haven’t seen Mueller much probably because he knows Barr has his number. 

Barr probably told him to stay on the side unless he didn’t want to get exposed.


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CIEMR / Re: The real russian agent
« on: May 22, 2019, 08:22:25 AM »
It just might. Barr seems like he’s on a mission


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D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: May 22, 2019, 08:21:31 AM »
Gassed turned a year old today. Hit 10,400 miles. 


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D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: May 22, 2019, 05:49:21 AM »
Good work Ken. Now start a build thread and organize this chaos


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Build Threads / Re: 2002 Suburban 2500 build thread, Part 3
« on: May 21, 2019, 06:07:57 AM »
Thanks for the explanation Don. Still not clear on what was used for e brake when that axle was made. I also have to believe someone somewhere has service manuals or other detailed info on the original configuration.


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CIEMR / Re: The rats are starting to eat one another (Yippee!)
« on: May 20, 2019, 09:54:33 PM »
I wish it was old school Julius and Ethel Rosenberg.  Tried, convicted and executed.

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D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: May 20, 2019, 09:43:36 AM »
That’s beautiful country Ken. Can’t wait to see what you make of it.


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Build Threads / Re: 2002 Suburban 2500 build thread, Part 3
« on: May 20, 2019, 09:20:34 AM »
Realizing this is a stupid question, I stand prepared for a dressing down.

In its intended application, was there a provision for e brake and why can you not source original parts?


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Hide Site / Re: Hide site, retirement site.
« on: May 19, 2019, 09:55:29 PM »
Thanks Mike. I’m soooo close to being done. Almost 2 years.


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Faith Discussion / Re: Prayer Request thread
« on: May 19, 2019, 05:36:16 PM »
Done Mike


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Hide Site / Re: Hide site, retirement site.
« on: May 19, 2019, 05:15:42 PM »
Got cabinet mounted and one door. Didn’t realize I was out of hinges.

Made the crazy thin drawer to hold cutting boards. Getting all 4 slides on correctly was a bear.

Then realized I made the drawer front too big.  Had to go make another. After the glue dries I’ll stain and varnish.

Made the railing and stiles for the stairs.

Hung the mirror and the smoke detector that’s connected to the alarm via the internet.








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Build Threads / Re: 2002 Suburban 2500 build thread, Part 3
« on: May 19, 2019, 07:27:10 AM »
Good progress Don.  Getting closer.


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Hide Site / Re: Hide site, retirement site.
« on: May 19, 2019, 07:22:55 AM »
I bough it how it sits other than wheels and I changed the color matched handles for black

Front is pretty peppered up with rocks and bugs.  At some point I may have it painted, but then I’d be anal about not scratching it which would be tough since I use this like a truck.

My Denali is the pavement princess.  It’s one year old next week and has 10,400 miles on it


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Firearms / Glock 22 in 40 cal.
« on: May 18, 2019, 09:48:17 PM »
Unless you are handloading and loading hot, I would not mess with those

Recoil springs match the recoil based on power of the load.  If you are running hot, you need a heavier spring.

E.g.  On my glock 20 10mm, I have a KKM barrel and run 200gn hornady XTP and generate 1350 FPS. I have a 23lb spring installed and it still slings brass 20 ft.

Too soft a spring for the load you bash up the frame from too much recoil.

If you have a heavy spring and too light a load,it will FTF

Tungsten guide rod is supposed to give you more weight to keep the muzzle down.

Waste of money IMO

Get a Ghost Rocket trigger disconnect, an extended mag release, night sights and then practice, a lot..


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Hide Site / Hide site, retirement site.
« on: May 18, 2019, 09:41:36 PM »
So, mowed today.  Some rat had chewed through the top of the tank on the push mower.

String trimmed today for the first time since last fall.  Going around the pond was a bear with grass at least 2 ft tall.

Then piled up all the limbs from the big oak out front and put some diesel on it and lit it.  6 hours later and all we have left is this


I also stained and varnished the upper kitchen cabinet and doors for the casita and hung a shelf over the toilet to hold towels and installed smoke detectors that link to the alarm. 

Pretty much done except making the bunk beds


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Build Threads / Re: 2002 Suburban 2500 build thread, Part 3
« on: May 18, 2019, 10:53:47 AM »
You can fly that flag at my place.  Remember the “War of Northern Aggression” !!


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Build Threads / Re: 74 w200 cummins crew cab build
« on: May 17, 2019, 12:25:45 PM »
So I started a build thread on this years ago, and well I’m still building.

Couple of yous have asked to see the work so I guess I should put something together.

We started this year and the work pretty heavily in January and have been putting hours in on it every day. I’m slow, not very good at this stuff and learning as I go, and it’s a dodge, which means everything is more difficult to source or make.

This is the interior in January of 2019 and kind of where we started... again.


At this point it would start and move but the brakes were at max pressure because the original booster on the 74 was set up for drum drum compared to the 92 axles that are on it which are drum rotor.

The floor was shot and needed to be replaced. It didn’t and still doesn’t have a windshield. The top roof panel was not fully attached, there was a hole in the fire wall where the original heater core and blower motor were. Most of that has been solved.
Love it.  Keep it coming.


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D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: May 17, 2019, 11:39:06 AM »
Travel safe


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D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: May 17, 2019, 07:33:43 AM »
Is that the new planting rig?


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He’s gonna need a bigger truck.....


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Hide Site / Re: Hide site, retirement site.
« on: May 16, 2019, 10:49:14 PM »
I won’t recreate the log splitter drama but the new carb showed up today. It will run this weekend or get blown up


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Never owned a Jeep and I’m socially functional at 200, if you count me taking more pics of my non keep truck than the kids...


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Construction and Building / Re: Engineering Help
« on: May 16, 2019, 09:05:20 AM »
It’s going to be no more than 10 lb sq ft.

It will be a simple shed roof with a 2/12 pitch and 13 ft span.  Although I may do a 12/12 pitch to match the casita so lets solve for the worst case. But it will not be decked, it will be purlin and R panel with T&G on the underside.  No snow load. Likely 2x6 rafters on 16oc

The structure is a rectangle on a 14x24 slab so likely to be 13x23 actual.


The reason I wanted to use a beam if possible was because I wanted to leave it exposed and not see the lamination and I have a sawmill close by and I may even have the tree for the beam after the tornado came through and blew over a huge old growth pine.

Dave, thank you.  If you don’t mind solving for an Anthony power beam glue lam while you are at it for a fall back position


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Build Threads / Re: 2002 Suburban 2500 build thread, Part 3
« on: May 16, 2019, 08:54:09 AM »
Not shroud. Just further away from the window. Over the years before Bluetooth when you had to have a separate, phone specific hands free kit, I had several installed and they always placed the microphone closer to the middle of the vehicle for that reason.


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Construction and Building / Engineering Help
« on: May 16, 2019, 07:32:59 AM »
Is there a real man here that has access to engineering software that can help me with deflection calculations for a timber beam?

It’s been 30 years since I had to use calculus and I really don’t want to spend 2 days fumbling through a calculation trying to reeducate myself.

I can provide the load, span and modulus of elasticity and beam cross section if someone has access to software.

What I am attempting to do is design a simple outdoor structure to support a roof for an outdoor kitchen.  The main calculation will be for a simple span of 24 feet with evenly distributed load using a single southern pine timber beam.  Just trying to figure out if a 6x12 will work or if I have to go deeper to a 14.  Or if its not possible do I have to break the span to 2 12 ft spans

Thank you gentlemen


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Build Threads / Re: 2002 Suburban 2500 build thread, Part 3
« on: May 16, 2019, 06:24:12 AM »
Don, is theOEM radio double DIN?  My biggest problem with the 2001 is the 1 1/2 DIN and having to replace the bezel and shoehorn a double DIN in there.

Also, a tip.  Move that microphone to the inside of the upper roof console just to the drivers right. Less noise from the window area to interfere with the commands and it will make it easier for the system to recognize the commands..


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Faith Discussion / Re: Prayer Request thread
« on: May 15, 2019, 03:25:40 PM »
Good news Shawn.


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Site Help / Re: Restore
« on: May 15, 2019, 08:14:45 AM »
No worries Nate. All good.


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D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: May 15, 2019, 06:20:04 AM »
Ground hog day.....


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Hide Site / Re: Hide site, retirement site.
« on: May 11, 2019, 07:42:47 PM »
Well. Got the cabinet doors installed and the granite countertops sealed




Making the drawer/door for the last spot. It’ll hold cutting boards and knives.

Went ahead and made the upper cabinet for the right side. Not sure about the left.  I’m contemplating cutting the counter and cabinet and putting the fridge there instead of to the side.


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D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: May 11, 2019, 07:16:21 PM »
Nice ride, Shawn. Looks like you are on a roll


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D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: May 11, 2019, 09:50:09 AM »
At my daughters college graduation!

Completed in three years.




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Very nice!  Off the payroll soon?


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D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: May 10, 2019, 08:24:24 PM »


Burgers brats and dogs anyone?


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D.O.T. / WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: May 10, 2019, 07:31:02 PM »
What ya doin Nate?

I went to the range with a business associate. Took $30 from him. He wanted to shoot hostage targets first to miss or hit the hostage lost. $5 per round. It took him six rounds to figure it out.  He kept trying different weapons with all kinds of lasers and red dots. I just kept shooting my glock 23

He did have a 50 AE with 325 gn rounds that was fun.

That’s the 50 next to my 40S&W

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Works for me....


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Build Threads / Re: 2002 Suburban 2500 build thread, Part 3
« on: May 08, 2019, 06:31:53 AM »
Shawn, ever squeeze a balloon?  Two bags connects by a line. Cornering would exert pressure on one bag and compress it little squeezing a balloon.

Ken asserts, ( not arguing) that it will induce instability.  I assert that the small long air line won’t allow the transfer of air rapidly enough to make it make a difference


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Build Threads / Re: 2002 Suburban 2500 build thread, Part 3
« on: May 07, 2019, 09:09:42 PM »
I have to disagree with Ken. There is not enough cross section in that little fill line to transfer air from one bag to the other fast enough to change spring rate on each side. That is unless you are taking the long left hand sweeping turn at Sebring or Road America at high sustained speed...nah. Thought not.

Proof point. My dually had a custom air manifold with remote control Fed from the main air tank and tees to both bags. Had more than 5,000 lbs in the bed on many occasions. No sway bar. No problem.

You should be GTG


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D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: May 07, 2019, 07:39:08 PM »
My only advice that is worth noting, is that you must rest the brisket after pulling from the heat for a minimum of 4 hours.  Yes, four hours.  Take a cooler and put boiling water in it to heat it up.  Dump the water before you wrap the brisket tightly with a double layer of foil and then close up in the cooler and leave it alone for 4 hours.

Rubs, and wrap/no wrap and even temperature are very debatable.  What I've found to be the truth from the winning-est man in BBQ, Myron Mixon is that you must must must rest for 4 hours.  It makes a huge freaking difference.

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CIEMR / Re: Need some home refi advice
« on: May 07, 2019, 06:26:42 PM »
Cash is king.  Don't pay people for the privilege of using their money if you can help it.  Get people to pay you for the right to use your money (invest)

More people are made millionaires by real estate so if you are in an appreciating area, stay put unless the taxes grow as fast as they do here in Texas.

Which brings me to my other point.  If you refi for a much higher number, it is possible your appraisal disrict will adjust your tax base and that just makes the deal that much more crappy.

Delayed gratification is a powerful ally.  Save up and pay cash as you go to build it.  No debt and you have maximum equity for your labor

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D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: May 06, 2019, 09:58:04 PM »
aahh.  I was referring to just buying the engine to replace your blown one

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D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: May 06, 2019, 07:18:13 PM »
Check northern and HF. They sell those Honda engines


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D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: May 06, 2019, 08:55:47 AM »
What make engine was that?


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Faith Discussion / Re: Prayer Request thread
« on: May 06, 2019, 08:53:48 AM »
WYO. Prayers sent.
Prayers sent


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Hide Site / Re: Hide site, retirement site.
« on: May 05, 2019, 10:36:50 PM »
Hey Steve, How’s the dually?  I have a guy down the road that has a mill.  I figure 4-5 inch thick slab won’t have much warping, but I will ask the miller. Seems like the bigger the lumber the less warparge


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Hide Site / Re: Hide site, retirement site.
« on: May 05, 2019, 06:42:36 PM »
Red oak. Hard. That piece on the other side of the fence is about 6 foot long I’m going to see if my tractor will move it and I’ll take it to the mill and have it milled into wood for a table


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Hide Site / Re: Hide site, retirement site.
« on: May 05, 2019, 02:48:19 PM »
Well between gluing up cabinet doors and staining I tackled this today.  My 28 inch bar would not get through it in one pass.

Sharpened the chain and took some height off the depth gauges and that made a huge difference.  It went through 30 plus inches of red oak like butter.

And I was able to save the fence.


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Hide Site / Re: New Land
« on: May 05, 2019, 07:41:48 AM »
When I got a quote for my brother's place,  from a driller friend,  it was 50k+ for 800-1000 ft....just for the hole.

Charles,  my SIL is a 1/4 mile from our new property and she hit an artesian well,  so they had to build a goldfish pond to relieve the excess water pressure..over 120psi...plus they have a spring fed pond up the hill a ways stocked with bass. I hope I get that lucky on the well.
Wait,  what feeds your pond?
It’s called rain.....


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