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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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Tech/Electronics / Re: nvgs
« on: May 05, 2019, 07:39:52 AM »
Congrats. Tell me about “parts”. Are they serviceable?


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Hide Site / Re: New Land
« on: May 04, 2019, 09:17:09 PM »
WHAT??  You can only dig 18ft??? And find water???


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Hide Site / Re: New Land
« on: May 04, 2019, 08:31:35 PM »
Be careful about being in a low, runoff area.  Surface contaminants can leech into your well.


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Hide Site / Re: Hide site, retirement site.
« on: May 04, 2019, 08:29:25 PM »
Thanks..  It went up by more than $100 the week after I ordered it on Amazon...


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Hide Site / Re: Hide site, retirement site.
« on: May 04, 2019, 05:37:39 PM »
Got up at 04:00 and drank quoffee until 05:00 then left for the hide. Made good time but along I-45 there was a large pine tree down on the northbound side in the dark. I came up on it about 5-10 minutes after it happened. A few vehicles were pulled over with flashers on. An ambulance stopped and blocked the freeway to keep others from hitting it.   Miracle no one was killed.

Stopped for breakfast in Trinity at a little place where old men drink coffee and chat loudly.

Made it here about sun up and got to work on cabinet doors and while some were glued up I tackled the shower enclosure.  It really was a two man job handling 1/2 thick panels of glass but I managed to dodge a bullet.



Then adjusted the temp on the water heater


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Build Threads / Re: 2002 Suburban 2500 build thread, Part 3
« on: May 03, 2019, 10:34:17 PM »
Chief. I’ll take second position after longball


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D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: May 03, 2019, 07:13:11 AM »
Don’t forget the drain hole.... :facepalm


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D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: May 02, 2019, 10:47:15 PM »
What’s up with the buoy?  Fire pit?


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Hide Site / Re: Hide site, retirement site.
« on: May 02, 2019, 04:42:09 PM »
Or a Roman candle into the brush pile


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Hide Site / Re: Hide site, retirement site.
« on: May 02, 2019, 01:53:30 PM »
Even better Sam.  I have a sawmill about a mile down the road and I know the owner.  He’d mill what ever I wanted.

I do need a table,maybe that would work.  I’ll see how big a slab I have to work with


I have a 20ft trailer piled high with just the wood 4 inches and better from the limbs and haven’t touched the mains yet.


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Hide Site / Re: Hide site, retirement site.
« on: May 02, 2019, 01:15:14 PM »
I know he’s lying now....

“Semi” drunk....lol..




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Build Threads / 2002 Suburban 2500 build thread, Part 3
« on: May 02, 2019, 12:01:37 PM »
At least when you swap an LB7 in there you won’t have to redo the rear.....

So do the wheels fit over that hub?



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Hide Site / Re: Hide site, retirement site.
« on: May 02, 2019, 11:58:12 AM »
Yes I have super unleaded no ethanol I get from the farm and fuel store.  Gas and oil mix is fresh.

I learned the hard way not to use gas to start a fire.  Almost blew myself up.  Had a pile of leaves about 10 ft in diameter and 4 ft tall that I poured gas on and then realized the match box was empty.  By the time I went to the house and retrieved another box it had all vaporized and was trapped between all the leaves.

One match and it exploded loud enough to bring neighbors of their houses from 3 doors down.  I must of looked like that cartoon character with soot face and white, wide open eyes.


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Build Threads / Re: 2002 Suburban 2500 build thread, Part 3
« on: May 02, 2019, 10:04:38 AM »
Since u bolts aren’t supposed to be reused it couldn’t hurt to put a little tack weld on them


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Hide Site / Re: Hide site, retirement site.
« on: May 01, 2019, 10:36:18 PM »
Yeah.  I’m not even sure my 28 inch bar will get through the main trunk in one pass.  But the new small saw is a real work horse.  I worked it 3 1/2 hours and it ate through everthing. Most of the limbs they piled up by the fence are about 10-12 inches in diameter.  It was finicky to start a couple times so I’ll keep an eye on it.  It sure is nice to have a powerful 10lb saw.  Tomorrow I get to run the beast and tackle the main trunk and big forks.  If I do it right I may be able to avoid bad damage to the barbed wire fence as it’s stretching the top to strands but the branches are holding it up where they hit the ground.


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Hide Site / Re: Hide site, retirement site.
« on: May 01, 2019, 09:48:16 PM »
Well got a call from the constable.  My huge red oak by the front of the property fell on the road and blocked it. TX DOT was called and they cut the big limbs and pushed them up in a pile by the fence.



I had planned to cut it down in the next couple of weeks. It wasn’t looking too well


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Build Threads / Re: 2002 Suburban 2500 build thread, Part 3
« on: May 01, 2019, 02:18:35 PM »
Everyone knows suspension parts are higher performing when painted red....


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UTV's / Re: Quad vs UTV and why?
« on: May 01, 2019, 09:48:00 AM »
Seems like a good rig.


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CIEMR / Re: California: Perfect storm coming
« on: April 30, 2019, 05:17:58 PM »
Cool. Wast sure if your pension was state or local

By the new GASB rules most government entities are virtually bankrupt.  We have to move from defined benefit to defined contribution like more than 90% of private enterprise did years ago


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Hide Site / Re: New Land
« on: April 30, 2019, 01:39:28 PM »
I think the family would support FL or TN or AR. CA too but I can’t go there for too many reasons to list.  NC and SC may be on the list too.


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CIEMR / Re: California: Perfect storm coming
« on: April 30, 2019, 01:35:38 PM »
Let’s hope not JR.  The “enlightened few” will ruin it for everyone.

I believe the can take it away or change it if they were to declare bankruptcy.


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Hide Site / Re: New Land
« on: April 30, 2019, 09:25:47 AM »
That’s why I love TX. I don’t have to permit anything. 


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Speaking of... when are you moving to Lexington or Indy? :poke:  :popcorn:
I declined that opportunity.  They wanted me in Indy and I just can go there right now.  Kids weren’t supportive neither was the wife I didn’t want that location enough to drag them there against their will. 


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Hide Site / Re: New Land
« on: April 30, 2019, 12:50:59 AM »
That’s why I love TX. I don’t have to permit anything. 


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UTV's / Re: Quad vs UTV and why?
« on: April 29, 2019, 12:54:28 PM »
Perhaps.  But I think a bunch of my Chevy and GMC parts were made in Mexico and Canada.....

Not sure where the wife’s Lexus is made.  I know the big one I wanted is still made in Japan but the GX may be made here.

No telling nowadays. Probably N Korea for all I know....

Maybe I’ll eat beans and rice this year and get back on track.....just don’t light a match around me....


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UTV's / Re: Quad vs UTV and why?
« on: April 29, 2019, 11:21:25 AM »
You have no idea JR. Last year put a dent in the finances for sure. Between the pool, guest house and 2 new trucks.

I was looking at the Polaris ranger crew.


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UTV's / Re: Quad vs UTV and why?
« on: April 29, 2019, 08:51:34 AM »
JR I don’t own one but have been researching for a while. I’d go sxs for all the reasons stated. Multi purpose tool that’ll get more work done than a quad.

I was going to buy a ranger but repairs on the wife’s old Mercedes SUV ate that fund up before we got rid of it.


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Share Your Recipe / Re: What's for breakfast.
« on: April 28, 2019, 11:01:52 AM »
Brisket and pepper and onion omelet. Cheese, avocado and sour cream



Some griddled cherry tomatoes and some Serrano salsa


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Firearms / Re: Glock 22 in 40 cal.
« on: April 28, 2019, 06:04:57 AM »
Interesting stuff

https://youtu.be/mvpODQXsfRE


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