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Re: Big Dave's honey do's; what Big Dave does when handling/not handling twins
« Reply #400 on: February 21, 2018, 01:16:33 AM »
I don’t think it needs a build thread, already have a unused house thread.  I’ll think about it

It should have camera wires(cat6) everywhere


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Re: Big Dave's honey do's; what Big Dave does when handling/not handling twins
« Reply #401 on: February 24, 2018, 09:38:01 AM »
I think we found brick.  Picture to follow the snow removal to open the truck door

A black coal color with black grout around the garage and for the soldiers course, a mixed red black brick with grey grout on the lower portion of the home.


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Big Dave's honey do's; what Big Dave does when handling/not handling twins
« Reply #402 on: February 24, 2018, 07:21:06 PM »
We picked these two colors out,

The coal color I could not take a photo with out the shine on the photo, it’s is about as black as a truck tire with out tire shine.


Remember I didn’t pay the design to mod the plans to match our elevation.  The basement will be about 30 inches in the ground with 9 foot ceilings, floor joists, than 9 foot walls again. It will look about like a two story home

The garage doors are going to be 15 ft tall and planning on wrapping the brick all the way to the roof line for the garage wall and hardy where print shows stucco
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Re: Big Dave's honey do's; what Big Dave does when handling/not handling twins
« Reply #403 on: February 24, 2018, 07:34:02 PM »
If you can think of this type of house with out the roof lines but the same off set height of the garage and the main floor



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And just like that all of the colors and stuff picked for the house

Hired a home decorator at $150 a hour and was done in 2 hours. Everything complete minus my countertop stone




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Will you adjust the design and have brick cover the concrete foundation/basement down to final grade?  All that raw concrete would negatively impact your design and overall look of the place IMO.
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I am not what the plan is, the front of the home between the front door and garage wall will be back filled with dirt.   The basement window will have a window well so it can be all flowers and garden area.


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Any pics from the designer?
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I find that, if nothing else, the $150/hr for the designer is like a referee to settle differences with the wife without having an argument.

Gonna look great Dave.  Is that little door next to right of the main garage door the doggie door??
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Sorry Jr, no pictures from the designer. 
Yeah about that door Tex.   I think it’s getting cut out or moved to the far back of the garage


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Signing papers on our construction loan next week


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And soul is sold to the devil now


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And here is our lot.

150x150 feet


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I know that has to be exciting.  What’s that behind  you there?


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Older farmer, I have waved but haven’t had a chance to chat yet.  He sits on a little over a acre of property.   Not sure what is in his garage yet either.  Seems like a nice enough chap


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What size was your lot?
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I believe he said 150x150
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1/2 acre is all, 


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1/2 acre is all, 


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I wish I had a half acre, or more......:tongue:
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We are taking applications for neighbors Nate,  the more people I pick the less I will hate


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I knew he said it earlier, just didn't feel like looking.
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Exciting times! Congrats Dave!
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So been a min. And I don’t have a truck forum started


The duramax 2007 classic 145k on the od
Recently ( with in the past three years) I rebuilt all of the front suspension parts trans has been built by MikeL and service a second time by home

I have had a heat issue since than

I added the trans cooler from MikeL
I flushed the fluids
I cleaned the stack
Now it’s took my out again after our trip to Moab.  It was suggested than my cooling fan isn’t engaging?

So simple price I ordered and installed

How to install a LBZ cooling fan:

First remove two 12 mm bolts from top of radiator shroud

And second on passenger side

There is two of the dam-it clips on each side. Remove them .


Tho computer module folds out of the way and you can lift the half of the shroud out of the way. 

Next you see the circle around your fan

Cut that stupid A thing out of the way.  I used my dewalt vibe saw. Worked great! 

Next use this too which is far superior to any other silly idea on YouTube.
Slip on the fan clutch nut and use the chisel to remove.
Spin the fan off and replace with new parts

Finish cut out all of that stupid plastic guard off and place in storage facility

Re assemble and don’t forget to torque all bolts and nuts to three ugga Ugga uggas

Test drive tomorrow or the next day. To update temp


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You cut the shroud off?

Doesn't that work together with the clutch to cool at lower speeds?
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You cut the shroud off?

Doesn't that work together with the clutch to cool at lower speeds?


Typically yes, that is my understanding at least.  :huh:
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Otherwise it sucks air from the side instead of through the radiator.

Might want to dig that out of the trash

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The air is still directed towards the motor, it’s just missing the circle around the fan.   I guess we will find out.    The one in the van isn’t going back on.  It’s in forty pieces. 


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I found a few threads on the diesel forum.   Gents who lived in extreme temp areas like AZ experience some issues with out having the wagon wheel, others like Hook’em in Texas didn’t experience any change.    I think for the time I’ll let the whole thing sit.    Found a second post about putting the kodiak fan clutch on the truck which has a lower temp setting that the LBZ, it does position the fan 1/2 inch further into the radiator but I think there is room.   

There needs to be a bigger roof cause for the heating issue.    If the fan doesn’t fix it. It’s time to re replace the thermostat and boil it to see if it’s functions correctly

After that I am at a loss


The second project I took part of last night is the front bumper.   Some magical something happened and caused one side of the bumper to push up and back towards the passenger tire.

I can’t see any visual damage as if someone hit something, but the passenger tire rubs a lot and before my Moab trip it did not.   So I pulled the bumper off and will order some new brackets off amazon.   I was unsuccessful at getting it to just move or slide or adjust to where it needed to be with trying to tweak it into matching drive-passenger side to side.

The small wing brackets on the outside is what I am going to order today


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You have a heating problem, so you throw away part of the cooling system? Knucklehead
Just change the 2 thermostats and order a new wagon wheel that "only people from Az need"
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Thermos are easy, its dexcool that is pricy!
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