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Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« Reply #9850 on: May 11, 2019, 01:13:16 AM »
Sounds like a lot of fun Tex.
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« Reply #9851 on: May 11, 2019, 08:11:14 AM »
At my daughters college graduation!

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« Reply #9852 on: May 11, 2019, 08:15:21 AM »
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« Reply #9853 on: May 11, 2019, 08:44:36 AM »
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« Reply #9854 on: May 11, 2019, 09:31:50 AM »
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« Reply #9855 on: May 11, 2019, 09:50:09 AM »
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« Reply #9856 on: May 11, 2019, 10:15:10 AM »
Kudos and congratulations all around for accomplishments, and lives well lived!

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« Reply #9857 on: May 11, 2019, 11:04:52 AM »
Does she know how much $ she has saved for finishing early? Plus the additional time she can be working will put her ahead of the employment/retirement curve


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« Reply #9858 on: May 11, 2019, 12:38:37 PM »
Yeah. Saved about $50k. She has a full time job and starts June 3rd. Good kid.




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« Reply #9859 on: May 11, 2019, 12:46:08 PM »
Bringing my "road base" conversation over here from Dave's thread.
Bob..so you agree with the guy that told me 4-6" rock? Would you put dirt on top of that or go straight to gravel...I was thinking maybe some AB, then 1" on top. Again,  I haven't dug into it to see what kind of soil it is, yet.
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« Reply #9860 on: May 11, 2019, 02:25:19 PM »
4-6” rock or 4-6 inches of rock?


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« Reply #9861 on: May 11, 2019, 02:28:42 PM »
No strength in dirt Ken, AB? not sure what that is but ground/broken asphalt or cement concrete is good, so is good clean pit run gravel or 2-4 inch crushed rock with a top cover of 3/4-. Might need to channel water away from base with good drainage piping and ditches if you will be in wet area. If you never run heavy on the driveway you might get away with less strength but we know that won't happen. Get it opened up a see what you got first then look at options for building a good driveway. Remember water is one of the worse enemies of roadways. Overloading the base is right up there also.

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« Reply #9862 on: May 11, 2019, 03:57:29 PM »
Well stuffed the garlic rings and pepperonis.
And into the smoker.





It’s a small unit...not.


I’ve smoked 150# of garlic in one go in it. Too much that was.


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« Reply #9863 on: May 11, 2019, 04:12:45 PM »
Size of the rock Dave, not thickness.

I have watched quite a few vids on building driveways in wet climate. ..much different than around here and what I've done before. ..much more work.

Bob, AB, or ABC is basically crushed fill, like up to 3/4"...compactible.
I plan to make water drainage because it is on a slope, between 5 and 800 feet long depending on terrain. The gravel guy bought fabric for someone else and they fell through so he will give it to me at cost..$340 for a 400 foot roll (he has 3)...forgot to ask how wide it was. The road will be about 12' in theory.

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« Reply #9864 on: May 11, 2019, 05:38:36 PM »
Sounds good Ken. You will be surprised at what you can put fabric over and end up with a good solid roadbed. It really keeps the mud from pumping up and helps bridge the weaker areas. Probably don't need a layer of pitrun, but that does keep the sharp edges of the crushed rock from cutting the fabric.  All the descriptions or names of products change from area to area, I hadn't heard that one used before. Lots of guys here use 4-6 screened crushed for base as the water flows good to the curtain drains or ditch line.

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« Reply #9865 on: May 11, 2019, 06:25:58 PM »
Two vehicles down, one kid to go yet...

Middle Daughter Shelby bought her first car (she saved up all her pennies).





Don, your youngest is gunna have trouble catching her now.... :popcorn:
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« Reply #9866 on: May 11, 2019, 07:16:21 PM »
Nice ride, Shawn. Looks like you are on a roll


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« Reply #9867 on: May 11, 2019, 08:12:44 PM »
Nice ride Shawn and Shelby!

Sausage done.
Tasty meat snacks again far a while.



Now the clean up to find the table again...


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« Reply #9868 on: May 11, 2019, 08:37:56 PM »
Two vehicles down, one kid to go yet...

Middle Daughter Shelby bought her first car (she saved up all her pennies).





Don, your youngest is gunna have trouble catching her now.... :popcorn:
He's pretty quick, and she is just plain pretty. We'll have to see how things work out.

Looks like she needs to spend some money on a pair of pants, those are lookin' pretty threadbare!

Really, though, Congratulations to Miss Shelby, that is quite an accomplishment!
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« Reply #9869 on: May 11, 2019, 08:53:47 PM »
Is it a 4, 6, or 8 cylinder? Everyone will think she’s the coolest because she has a ‘stang.


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« Reply #9870 on: May 11, 2019, 09:33:47 PM »
Is it a 4, 6, or 8 cylinder? Everyone will think she’s the coolest because she has a ‘stang.


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« Reply #9871 on: May 15, 2019, 12:45:52 AM »
Did we just loose a few more pages?
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« Reply #9872 on: May 15, 2019, 06:18:54 AM »
Looks like Nate recovered what was accidentally deleted a couple days ago. Well done Nate.


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« Reply #9873 on: May 15, 2019, 06:20:04 AM »
Ground hog day.....


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« Reply #9874 on: May 15, 2019, 08:38:09 AM »
I got my stainless V-Band clamps yesterday for my 5 inch exhaust, my new magical in and out catalytic converter

Also finished up my fire pit that I split in half a week ago.





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« Reply #9875 on: May 15, 2019, 08:43:57 AM »
I started the smoke process for the bacon
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« Reply #9876 on: May 15, 2019, 09:30:42 AM »
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« Reply #9877 on: May 15, 2019, 09:41:04 AM »
Looks good Dave. You gonna paint it or leave it as is?


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« Reply #9878 on: May 15, 2019, 09:43:38 AM »
I am currently thinking I’ll leave it.   The heat should burn off the outside and the rust color will match the acid stain cement wall.     But momma might change my mind,   Black would look ok also I think

Do you guys think I need. Removable grate in the bottom?


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« Reply #9879 on: May 15, 2019, 11:05:56 AM »
Yep, grate on the bottom, let it breath and easier to clean out.
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« Reply #9880 on: May 15, 2019, 11:39:44 AM »
How long did it take to cut all those holes?
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« Reply #9881 on: May 15, 2019, 11:44:28 AM »
How long did it take to cut all those holes?
I was maybe a hour or so.  We took and used the cnc plasma table, cut out a pattern of 6 squares curved it on the roller to match the radius

Vise grips and a drag plasma cutter went rather smooth.   

I’ll look at getting a grate for the bottom.   I think that’s the ticket


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« Reply #9882 on: May 15, 2019, 11:55:31 AM »
Looks good Dave!  :likebutton:
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« Reply #9883 on: May 15, 2019, 12:07:01 PM »
Depends on how big you want your fire/flames. A grate and some holes between the ground and the grate to let it draw air from the bottom will make bigger fire. Without it it’ll act like a fire on the ground.


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« Reply #9884 on: May 15, 2019, 12:20:13 PM »
Dave, Ashley has a really cool setup and he cooks on it all the time. Want me to text him and see if he can post pics? It’s really similar to what you have going on there.
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« Reply #9885 on: May 15, 2019, 12:26:13 PM »
Dave, Ashley has a really cool setup and he cooks on it all the time. Want me to text him and see if he can post pics? It’s really similar to what you have going on there.
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« Reply #9886 on: May 15, 2019, 12:26:37 PM »
I am prone to Big Fires.    But in the neighborhood who knows if it’s a god idea


Anyone heard of sobe bombs?

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« Reply #9887 on: May 15, 2019, 06:21:52 PM »
Ive also been playing with fire today.
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« Reply #9888 on: May 16, 2019, 01:35:05 AM »
Had to replace the touch pad and internal lock on one of my safes today. Two battery connection wires out of four were  broken after about 25 years of use. Talked to Cannon Safe, they sent me new replacement lock and touch pad at no charge. Hardest part was finding the broken wires and keeping the very short wires together long enough to get the safe open.

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« Reply #9889 on: May 16, 2019, 07:17:53 PM »
Good life span there. I hear cannon has that issue but sounds like they stepped up.

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« Reply #9890 on: May 16, 2019, 08:04:11 PM »
JR, I am very happy with Cannon given the service they provided. Somewhat of a big let down when you push the buttons and the safe doesn't open though. Was able to find a couple broken wires in the back of the touch pad, got them reconnected and the safe opened. Could have been worse, like  opening morning and not being able to access the rifles would have really got the blood pumping.

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« Reply #9891 on: May 16, 2019, 11:06:04 PM »
Can't believe it cost $100 for me to do an oil change today. Changed the trans filter too.

I will add it runs so much better now with the new gearing. Shifts without pulling as hard.

Finally got the speedo reprogrammed too, dead on. With 35s its turning 2k at 70mph. 37s should be perfect. Plus the ABS/brake lights are off now.
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« Reply #9892 on: May 17, 2019, 05:34:55 AM »
Got off work about 1700 ish. Got home, fell asleep by 1845, woke up at 2250, was back at work at 0015.
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« Reply #9893 on: May 17, 2019, 06:35:27 AM »
Got just about 500 acres of soybeans in the ground. Conditions were marginal at best when I started. It's finally drying out good now.

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« Reply #9894 on: May 17, 2019, 07:33:43 AM »
Is that the new planting rig?


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« Reply #9895 on: May 17, 2019, 10:45:45 AM »
Packed in tight and ready to leave.  Yeehaw
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« Reply #9896 on: May 17, 2019, 10:52:02 AM »
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« Reply #9897 on: May 17, 2019, 10:54:59 AM »
Drive safe and stop by and wash that poor truck before you leave town.


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« Reply #9898 on: May 17, 2019, 11:39:06 AM »
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« Reply #9899 on: May 17, 2019, 11:54:44 AM »
Safe trip, and be safe while working up there.