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Re: Hide Site/Bug-out location Construction, Part 5
« Reply #850 on: August 13, 2018, 09:53:21 AM »
dave, I have used similar things when i moved, and your not going to be able to do anything for under probably $3k...?.that also means that don would have to load that himself
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« Reply #851 on: August 13, 2018, 09:55:02 AM »
Put it on a skid, wrap it up (covered in cardboard) and I bet I can get you a freight quote of $600 or less on it.
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Re: Hide Site/Bug-out location Construction, Part 5
« Reply #852 on: August 13, 2018, 11:51:19 AM »
Right.    So talking with a coworker who has used the shipping containers,  he says it?s usually 3000 pounds in the max for the smaller 8 foot long boxes,  for about $600 pending the travel distance.  So if Don were to stack one of these about half full with some of those solid beams and it be picked up and delivered to Utah.  That makes it more usable and cost affective.   However there are a few of the other things that might be worth looking into?  Anyone else in this side of the country interested?  Can these be sourced closer to home?

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Not to put too much of a point on it, but what would you need with all that timber? If I highly discounted it (Willing to) it would still cost a fortune for that much. This stuff ain't fir 2X4's... Furniture/cabinet grade 100+ year old seasoned timber...
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« Reply #853 on: August 13, 2018, 12:00:58 PM »
Let me bring you back to reality:

Taken from a web site I found.

Wood Type   Plank & 1/2 Log   Finish   Shipping
Second Growth Cedar   $120 U.S. [per linear foot]   $90 U.S. each   $110 U.S. each
Old Growth Red Cedar   $145 U.S. [per linear foot]   $90 U.S. each   $110 U.S. each
Pacific Yew   $195 U.S. [per linear foot]   $170 U.S. each   $180 U.S. each
Juniper OUT OF STOCK    $245 U.S. [per linear foot]   $130 U.S. each   $130 U.S. each

Around here, a chunk of timber suitable for a rustic mantle sells for $120 ish a running foot. Again, I would love to help my friends on this site, but I think filling up a shipping container is going to get north of $10K real quick.

We should look for a nice mantle or two, and have me bubble wrap the snot out of it and ship it to ya and I'll show a lot of love.
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Re: Hide Site/Bug-out location Construction, Part 5
« Reply #854 on: August 13, 2018, 12:42:05 PM »
Hey, if anyone has a need for a special mantle or wood beam or decorative something like that, contact me as I will soon be sellin' them or maybe givin' them away.

Currently collectin' beams and things to clog up my sawmill

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Re: Hide Site/Bug-out location Construction, Part 5
« Reply #855 on: August 13, 2018, 12:42:52 PM »
I think in the end it?s to much work for the return on investment for either part,   


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Re: Hide Site/Bug-out location Construction, Part 5
« Reply #856 on: August 13, 2018, 12:44:46 PM »
How in the heck would you bubble wrap it and ups ship one beam, one section of beam as mentioned would be perfect for the front room of the house.



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Re: Hide Site/Bug-out location Construction, Part 5
« Reply #857 on: August 13, 2018, 12:46:08 PM »
depending on how bad somebody really wants it, I could make an offer of they pay my fuel,lodging and a little something for my time and I can do the transporting since I live almost in the middle of you 2?!
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« Reply #858 on: August 13, 2018, 02:12:20 PM »
I would almost pay that just to spend a little time with you sweet cheeks


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« Reply #859 on: August 13, 2018, 05:47:02 PM »
Wonder what a timber mantle would look like mounted in my shipping container....... LOL


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Re: Hide Site/Bug-out location Construction, Part 5
« Reply #860 on: August 13, 2018, 06:33:36 PM »
If you do that Nate, I want you to load up your smoker grill, plug it into your 120v outlet and make some of your delicious looking bbq while you?re driving and pull in here for lunch, reload the grill and make it to Dons by dinner. Overnight there and reload the grill stopping back here for an overnight where I?m sure we could coax Bobby south for some ?I hate you? meal and Makers. We can unwrap the mantle and personalize it for Dave and reload it and send you off with breakfast in time to make it back to Nebraska to sleep in your own bed for a night before you and Norm head West to the Bee-hive state where who knows what adventure awaits!
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Re: Hide Site/Bug-out location Construction, Part 5
« Reply #861 on: August 13, 2018, 08:43:54 PM »
How in the heck would you bubble wrap it and ups ship one beam, one section of beam as mentioned would be perfect for the front room of the house.



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I imagine one could bubble wrap it, then encase it in a plywood box, then give it to UPS
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Re: Hide Site/Bug-out location Construction, Part 5
« Reply #862 on: August 13, 2018, 08:46:47 PM »
Well, so I cut it and wrap it, then drive it to Mikey in Chicago. He drives it to Norm in Nebraska. Norm drives it over to Shawn in Colorado who drives and meets Dave half way. Each of us sign it along the way and it becomes part of the future man-cave where we all meet at some future date.
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Re: Hide Site/Bug-out location Construction, Part 5
« Reply #863 on: August 13, 2018, 09:04:37 PM »
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Re: Hide Site/Bug-out location Construction, Part 5
« Reply #864 on: August 13, 2018, 09:57:14 PM »
Wait, where's the part where Nate stops by Ken's place?




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« Reply #865 on: August 13, 2018, 10:22:29 PM »
Well thank the good lord for modern tec.  Me a Don decided what we would do is take a photo of the log with a high resolution camera (pre run over of tractor) and I would just take it to one of this high dollar graphics places and just get a sticker to put on my similarly shaped log for maybe forty bucks


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« Reply #866 on: August 13, 2018, 11:07:52 PM »
Thank goodness, the thought of having to deal with Norm and Dave in the same week was pegging my anxiety meter.... :tongue:
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« Reply #867 on: August 13, 2018, 11:17:53 PM »
Hey now.  I don?t wear Sandals

My feet did just get a good cleaning by the dog Harley


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« Reply #868 on: August 14, 2018, 08:56:56 AM »
Wait, where's the part where Nate stops by Ken's place?




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Sorry Ken, forgot that part...

"The brotherhood of the travelin' mantle"

Come to think of it, Ken would take it to Tex who on a bourbon tainted night and after sittin on it watching the fire die, might toss it in the fire to keep from havin' to take it up to JR. Makes me wonder if the charred remains would survive the trip over to Tate's place where he and Bob would ponder the environmental impact of this thing???
All I know is Tate's drive up to the Arctic to hand it off to Sam would be a long one, although the sleepovers in Bob's camper would be quite pleasant. And under a starry night (lasting 6 months) Sam would likely finish the job Tex started and burn it just to survive the cold!
Darned shame how this story ended...
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« Reply #869 on: August 14, 2018, 08:59:26 AM »
Now, maybe I can have my thread back...










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Re: Hide Site/Bug-out location Construction, Part 5
« Reply #870 on: August 14, 2018, 09:21:07 AM »
well dang, I make the offer and get cut completely out of the deal.....???. :facepalm: :popcorn:
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« Reply #871 on: August 14, 2018, 02:36:06 PM »
well dang, I make the offer and get cut completely out of the deal.....???. :facepalm: :popcorn:

Not only that Nate, but I cut Don, Bobby & myself in for bbq on the fly, and he deep 6'd that idea.......the man is clearly over worked and not very hungry!
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« Reply #872 on: August 14, 2018, 02:41:14 PM »
And me still with out a fine mantel to hang on the new house


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Re: Hide Site/Bug-out location Construction, Part 5
« Reply #873 on: August 14, 2018, 02:54:29 PM »
Dave, what is the plan for the fireplace? Reason I ask is at our farm we had a real fireplace then put in an insert (wood burning) & we took down our nice wood mantle because of it possibly catching fire. I then had my welder who was a wrought iron guy make us a beautiful mantle with scroll work.
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« Reply #874 on: August 14, 2018, 03:10:43 PM »
Dave, what is the plan for the fireplace? Reason I ask is at our farm we had a real fireplace then put in an insert (wood burning) & we took down our nice wood mantle because of it possibly catching fire. I then had my welder who was a wrought iron guy make us a beautiful mantle with scroll work.
I actually don?t have any fireplace currently going in the house,  I am just poking the bear at this point.   

I am going to build a type of built in book shelf and mantle out of alder for the big tv to hang off of


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« Reply #875 on: August 14, 2018, 03:27:07 PM »
I?m sure we could coax Bobby south for some ?I hate you? meal and Makers.

Not even good BBQ and I hate you meals would make me go to Chicago. I detest cities... When I go to visit family in Southern Mississippi I drove down the middle of the state to avoid Milwaukee and Chicago.

However thanks for the invite. 
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« Reply #876 on: August 14, 2018, 04:41:35 PM »
Oh, well then by all means carry on Sir!  :popcorn:
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« Reply #877 on: August 14, 2018, 07:12:17 PM »
I?d drive though he south side of Chicago at midnight in an Escalade with a Rolex dangling out the window just to get some of Nate?s Que


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« Reply #878 on: August 14, 2018, 10:38:18 PM »
Charles, I think that is called night fishing.

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« Reply #879 on: August 15, 2018, 06:56:36 AM »
Oh, well then by all means carry on Sir!  :popcorn:

However assuming I get around to using my last 48 hours of vacation for actual vacation and not random things I wouldn't be against a roadtrip to Nate's area for some BBQ.
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« Reply #880 on: August 20, 2018, 08:37:35 PM »
Charles, I think that is called night fishing.

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« Reply #881 on: August 21, 2018, 12:44:20 AM »
All this over a chunk of wood? Oh, and I have a real fireplace (rare in Ca now) that needs a mantle!
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« Reply #882 on: August 21, 2018, 12:48:10 AM »
You can?t have fires in California JR.  Your neighbors would hose the whole house down before you got more than a smoke show


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« Reply #883 on: August 21, 2018, 01:00:51 AM »
You can’t have fires in California JR.  Your neighbors would hose the whole house down before you got more than a smoke show


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I am in a zone not regulated with the no burn crap!
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« Reply #884 on: August 21, 2018, 01:12:00 AM »
I?ll call them and turn ya inlol


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« Reply #885 on: August 21, 2018, 01:25:17 AM »
Oh, and we already burned down the garage once.
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« Reply #886 on: September 07, 2018, 11:14:54 AM »
Back a few pages on the camper details.... Talking from experience on building an rv site for 10 plus units, wire the entire thing for 50 amp with 50 amp plugs.  Also add two 110 receptacles for heated water hose in winter or booster water pump.  They make a wiring harness that will allow a 30 amp to plug into a 50 amp receptacle...  Then you have no complaints from the 50 amp guys when they can't run both a/c units, coffee pot, microwave, and two big screen tvs at the same time while watching Don work!

Cheapest sewage system is fill lines going to one large tank, spilling into a second tank, then flowing out into the nearby woods... 

I'm not going to get started on the sewage requirements in NM....  :rolleyes:

Most of our spots were pull through unless a spot was taken.  Then you could either pull in and unhook, or back in and unhook, depending on which way you wanted to enter/exit the rv.

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Re: Hide Site/Bug-out location Construction, Part 5
« Reply #887 on: September 08, 2018, 02:37:58 PM »
Ash, hold yer horses bro

Not going to build in any camper corral

I don't even know how this all got started...Something JR or Nate started I think

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« Reply #888 on: September 08, 2018, 02:46:02 PM »
So, I was down to the Farm and back on the morning of the third day. Rain has the whole place one big slick mess and bush hogging is the order of the day to get the fields in shape for winter.

I did get Spud, the Kubota back. They modified the air intake system. It now has one of those air swirler things with an internal spinner like I bolted on Square D/ The upper engine cowling is new as well. I guess they really went after filtering the air for the engine and the cab with this factory modification

Right on queue the John Deere tractor broke down again. The little one, the 2720. The mower deck which was just repaired by J Deere under warranty has grenaded again barely 3 hours hobbs time following their repair.

It seems this 30+ HP 3 cyl tractor is incapable of mowing thick grass for any length of time without disintegrating. Anyone reading this possibly in the market, do yourself a favor and stay far away from the John Deere product line. I think they are going through what the big three auto manufacturers went through in the 70's and 80's when they were building junk. It took a big shakeup from the likes of Honda and Toyota stealing market share to cause them to wake up and get sorted. But for J Deere, now is their time of pain and many of us out here in tractor land are suffering right along with them.
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« Reply #889 on: September 08, 2018, 03:44:56 PM »
Did that 3 hours get you where you need to be, or is another orange intervention coming along?
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« Reply #890 on: September 08, 2018, 04:38:07 PM »
One thing I?ve learned from this thread is to stay away from JD when the time comes for me to need a tractor.


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« Reply #891 on: September 08, 2018, 08:25:37 PM »
One thing I?ve learned from this thread is to stay away from JD when the time comes for me to need a tractor.


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I guess that would be true if you expose equipment to the extreme and beyond  like Don does.

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« Reply #892 on: September 08, 2018, 08:49:07 PM »
One thing I?ve learned from this thread is to stay away from JD when the time comes for me to need a tractor.


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I guess that would be true if you expose equipment to the extreme and beyond  like Don does.

Keep ex piluts names Don away too!
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« Reply #893 on: September 08, 2018, 10:51:26 PM »
Now remember guys, he is used to having a team of repair men working on what he breaks with an unlimited budget. Now reality has set in and he pays the bill, but he plays the same.
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« Reply #894 on: September 08, 2018, 11:01:45 PM »
I think Don's only problem is he leaves "common sense" in the trailer when he gets up in the morning.. Right way and the Don's way....

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« Reply #895 on: September 09, 2018, 12:08:50 AM »
I know I may be deserving of some of the critical observations, but, really, all we have been trying to do is cut heavy field grass with a heavy duty mower/tractor designed to do so.

That cutting deck is junk

I think they advertise it as their 7 iron deck. I think mine only got a 6 iron treatment!
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« Reply #896 on: September 09, 2018, 08:38:05 AM »
Having actually been to the farm, I can say that the Deere constantly breaking from mowing grass is an indicator of it being JUNK ....... Now if he?s being playing beyond the field edges, that?s on Don; place is beyond mower destruction stage in the green space.

You didn?t forget about the tire destruction zone by chance Don, and try sharpening some iron by chance?
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« Reply #897 on: September 09, 2018, 08:48:31 AM »
Mowing a field of orange saws?


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« Reply #898 on: September 09, 2018, 10:12:23 AM »
I know I may be deserving of some of the critical observations, but, really, all we have been trying to do is cut heavy field grass with a heavy duty mower/tractor designed to do so.

That cutting deck is junk

I think they advertise it as their 7 iron deck. I think mine only got a 6 iron treatment!

7ga is roughly 3/16, thinking my 60? zero turn was that thick or thicker.... :popcorn:
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Re: Hide Site/Bug-out location Construction, Part 5
« Reply #899 on: September 16, 2018, 04:16:07 PM »
Just spent three more days breaking things, betting bee stung and breaking more stuff

This installment should just be one long CARREP and I'd cover about 90% of everything that happened!

So I started day one with some bush hogging. The little John Deere tractor mower deck grenaded again, so no detail cutting, just slamming things with the big hammer 72" bush hog.
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