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Re: Hide Site/Bug-out location Construction, Part 5
« Reply #700 on: May 23, 2018, 09:46:57 PM »
Next came some storage shelving, four on each side. I figure the right side is for lubricants and automotive stuff, while the left side will be for paint, chemicals and gardening stuff
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« Reply #701 on: May 23, 2018, 09:48:21 PM »
I was able to fit the tractor, two generators, and all the paint and lubricants with room to spare
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« Reply #702 on: May 23, 2018, 09:49:39 PM »
I cut out all the trim pieces and got a coat of green paint on them, but did not have enough time to get them screwed onto the exterior
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Re: Hide Site/Bug-out location Construction, Part 5
« Reply #703 on: May 23, 2018, 09:52:47 PM »
So, this is kind of cool.

The black mark was where the water level was when I first installed the rain collection system. You can see, the level is coming right up. I am showering every day, washing dishes and normal hygiene stuff. I have nearly doubled the water (Accounting for all that I have used) so this thing looks like it replenished quickly during the spring months.
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Re: Hide Site/Bug-out location Construction, Part 5
« Reply #704 on: May 23, 2018, 09:53:58 PM »
This could be the first time I drove in on my "Road" and didn't trash out the truck.

I avoided the mud holes and went very slowly!
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« Reply #705 on: May 23, 2018, 10:20:41 PM »
Looking good
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Re: Hide Site/Bug-out location Construction, Part 5
« Reply #706 on: May 23, 2018, 11:26:14 PM »
That truck needs much larger tires....
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« Reply #707 on: May 24, 2018, 12:39:11 AM »
Long ball has some.  Pick his up. 


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« Reply #708 on: May 24, 2018, 01:11:02 AM »
Soffit on a shed - awfully fancy for down on the farm! Looks nice though!


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« Reply #709 on: May 24, 2018, 08:35:09 AM »
That truck needs much larger tires....
They may look small, but they sure work well. Remember those are 37's!
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Re: Hide Site/Bug-out location Construction, Part 5
« Reply #710 on: May 24, 2018, 08:37:26 AM »
Soffit on a shed - awfully fancy for down on the farm! Looks nice though!


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Yea, I want to give it a flower garden feel so I can attract not only butterflies and bees, but on occasion, the wife as well.
There's already a ton of testerone down there with all the construction, shooting, heavy equipment and general out-doors camping feel to the place, too much in fact to keep her there!
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« Reply #711 on: May 24, 2018, 11:36:26 AM »
You mean she didn't know what she was getting herself into when she married you?  :knucklehead:
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Re: Hide Site/Bug-out location Construction, Part 5
« Reply #712 on: May 24, 2018, 11:45:46 AM »
Don, do you worry about the plywood floors if the tractor is put up wet over time?

I just may use this tutorial to go ahead and put one on our property.  Much needed storage.
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« Reply #713 on: May 24, 2018, 09:10:56 PM »
Don, do you worry about the plywood floors if the tractor is put up wet over time?

I just may use this tutorial to go ahead and put one on our property.  Much needed storage.
In a word: No

That floor has two layers of 3/4" OSB

That's 1.5" of OSB over all of it. That's pretty strong wet or dry. The first layer was paint sealed. The second layer was water-proof sealed. I think I'm good.
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Re: Hide Site/Bug-out location Construction, Part 5
« Reply #714 on: May 25, 2018, 02:23:39 AM »
This could be the first time I drove in on my "Road" and didn't trash out the truck.

I avoided the mud holes and went very slowly!

Thats no fun, but saves washing.
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Re: Hide Site/Bug-out location Construction, Part 5
« Reply #715 on: May 25, 2018, 06:21:06 AM »
Don, do you worry about the plywood floors if the tractor is put up wet over time?

I just may use this tutorial to go ahead and put one on our property.  Much needed storage.

I'm surprised he didn't go for a cedar floor in that shed, would have given it a longer life span I think...?.
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Re: Hide Site/Bug-out location Construction, Part 5
« Reply #716 on: May 25, 2018, 07:50:07 AM »
Don, do you worry about the plywood floors if the tractor is put up wet over time?

I just may use this tutorial to go ahead and put one on our property.  Much needed storage.

I'm surprised he didn't go for a cedar floor in that shed, would have given it a longer life span I think...?.
I'm about to get started on sawing a lot of cedar up. Plan for that roofed area with dirt unfinished walls to get a perimeter of 2.5" thick cedar boards with roofing felt on the dirt side, then back filled. I was saving the cedar logs I am accumulating for that project. Depending on how that goes, I may saw up enough for a porch on the main shed as well.
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Re: Hide Site/Bug-out location Construction, Part 5
« Reply #717 on: May 30, 2018, 10:32:37 AM »
This is one morning last week looking right out the camper window, within 50 feet:
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Re: Hide Site/Bug-out location Construction, Part 5
« Reply #718 on: May 30, 2018, 10:36:53 AM »
So, I spent some days clearing more land and finishing the shed along with other things

The cutter I purchased with the SVL95 CTL is just a beast. It will cut anything. Steel, trees, rocks, rope, fencing, anything.

I am sharpening the blades every day now, but it will just work on anysize tree until it chops it down. Then depending on how much time I want to devote to chopping up the trunk, it will eventually do that too

Here I have just cleared out a fence line of scrub trees. I believe the cedars are going to come out as well, leaving just a few large hardwoods to keep it "pretty" and shady, but also open too
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Re: Hide Site/Bug-out location Construction, Part 5
« Reply #719 on: May 30, 2018, 10:38:02 AM »
That work did cost me a bit

I'll have to make a CARREP:

Severely bent, one steel guard for the tree killin cutter:
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« Reply #720 on: May 30, 2018, 10:42:24 AM »
My work was interrupted by several large thunderstorms. Proving to be not dangerous, they looked ominous and had me concerned several times

In the end they just filled my water tanks a bit more with each storm
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Re: Hide Site/Bug-out location Construction, Part 5
« Reply #721 on: May 30, 2018, 10:44:17 AM »
And the water level keeps increasing over my daily usage. This past time I spent five consecutive days there and ended with more water than I started with.
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Re: Hide Site/Bug-out location Construction, Part 5
« Reply #722 on: May 30, 2018, 10:46:55 AM »
Next, I graded all around the old pond which I had mucked out last year. The gooey gray/blue clay inside the grubb pile was still wet after sitting piled up for 12 months!

The pond is doing well, completely refilled and maybe 8 feet deep in the middle where it had been a foot to eighteen inches when I started.

I think its ready for some fish
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« Reply #723 on: May 30, 2018, 10:48:56 AM »
The shed is finally (mostly) done.

Trimmed out and water tight with security and working doors, it now houses a myriad of supplies and equipment, freeing up space to work in the shop of the main "shed."
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« Reply #724 on: May 30, 2018, 10:50:51 AM »
I re-graveled around the main and auxiliary shed, raising the ground level to where it makes for an easy step in/out and creates a slope away from the buildings
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« Reply #725 on: May 30, 2018, 10:53:16 AM »
I added gravel to the parking area, and walkways to the living area, and added some dense grade to the 3/4" "roller bearing" material I had mistakenly (without thought) poured on the slope up to the main shed.

I now have firm traction positive surfaces to stand on as opposed to skiing on! ;-))
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« Reply #726 on: May 30, 2018, 10:56:12 AM »
Later I went to clearing an old fenced in corral which was hopelessly overgrown. I just tore the whole thing out, and that cost me a bit

CARREP:
This is the first significant damage to the CTL, a busted light and mount. I only have to wonder just how industrious a branch needed to be to find its way into this very protected area to crunch that light like that.
GRRRRR..........
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« Reply #727 on: May 30, 2018, 10:57:00 AM »
The view continues to improve:
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« Reply #728 on: May 30, 2018, 10:14:53 PM »
Looking really good there chief!

Definitely some good storms you?ve seen blow by.
I just don't want to wind up missing a digit or limb.  I can sometimes get in a hurry to get results.
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« Reply #729 on: May 31, 2018, 06:39:47 AM »
Seems like a long run to the outhouse when the ?chili kicks in?.....


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« Reply #730 on: May 31, 2018, 09:38:07 AM »
Seems like a long run to the outhouse when the ?chili kicks in?.....


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« Reply #731 on: May 31, 2018, 01:39:41 PM »
Seems like a long run to the outhouse when the ?chili kicks in?.....


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« Reply #732 on: May 31, 2018, 02:17:48 PM »
Seems like a long run to the outhouse when the ?chili kicks in?.....


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« Reply #733 on: May 31, 2018, 10:07:49 PM »
At that age you never trust a fart


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« Reply #734 on: May 31, 2018, 10:11:27 PM »
At that age you never trust a fart


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Re: Hide Site/Bug-out location Construction, Part 5
« Reply #735 on: June 07, 2018, 06:11:58 PM »
Well, after running both tractors most of the day, we managed to cut 30+ acres of field grass. Its just maintenance to keep the trees from sprouting and giving the ky#31 grass a chance to take over.

The large tractor did fine, but the little 2720 threw the belts and grenaded a pulley so it is back to the shop for it
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Re: Hide Site/Bug-out location Construction, Part 5
« Reply #736 on: June 15, 2018, 10:11:35 PM »
I added to my capability a couple days ago.

I traded in my heavily worn 6 lug trailer (10K??) for a Big Tex 14K, 8 lug, 18 foot unit with knee ramps. They gave me a grand in trade for the old unit so I walked out the door owing $3200 for this new, really stout unit.

Reason you ask? Well, the old one was really getting beat up. It sheds parts on that "driveway" into the farm to the point my neighbor down there is picking up stuff that breaks off. Then considering I have no way to tow Spud if I need to take it in for service or warranty work, and well, it was just time to upgrade.
The trailer weighs 3,200 I think. It has a 14K limit which leaves 10,800. Now here comes the tricky part. Spud weighs 11,572 leaving 770 lbs sorta unaccounted for. I'm going to get a weight of the trailer on a scale and try and do the same thing with spud, knowing that published weight numbers are not always accurate.

So why not a 16k trailer you ask??? Well the flat bed units have a gooseneck, and I don't do GN's. Going up to a 16K dump trailer would have more than doubled what I paid, and I felt that 10,500 ish for a trailer was just too much.

So I stayed with a 14,000 rated unit and will give it a run and see how it fares. It is already all muddy from being down there, and although it is wider (83") on the deck making towing on narrow roads downright harrowing, it pulls great empty or loaded. The larger diameter 10 ply tires roll over rocks much easier than before making the loaded pull through mud holes out of the farm much easier as well.

I'll keep an eye on it as we progress...
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Re: Hide Site/Bug-out location Construction, Part 5
« Reply #737 on: June 15, 2018, 10:26:54 PM »
Don, I am not a trailer builder, but what size axles are under it and the max tongue weight for your hitch? You could very well be road legal depending on how you load it and how much weight you can leave at the farm like attachments and tools. Might want to change the spring paks at some point depending on what you have now. Or move it when the weight police are having coffee and doughnuts and not change anything.

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« Reply #738 on: June 15, 2018, 10:33:05 PM »
Don, I am not a trailer builder, but what size axles are under it and the max tongue weight for your hitch? You could very well be road legal depending on how you load it and how much weight you can leave at the farm like attachments and tools. Might want to change the spring paks at some point depending on what you have now. Or move it when the weight police are having coffee and doughnuts and not change anything.
I'm pretty sure the axles are each 7,000 lb, 8 lug units with load range E tires

This trailer is known in these parts. Some grossly overload it and have been for years. We have almost no "Load police." Kentucky is just not like the eastern or western socialist/police states. Everyone around here pretty much just leaves things alone. We are not even required to put license plates on trailers. Just buy them and use them until they're dead.
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« Reply #739 on: June 15, 2018, 11:30:02 PM »
If you put 12,355 on the trailer and add the 3200 for the trailer and you have 10% hitch weight you will only have 14,000 on the trailer axles




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« Reply #740 on: June 15, 2018, 11:34:30 PM »
If it?s the trailer I think it is, when you overload it too much and the front a-frame starts to tear from where it goes under the front of the deck give me a call & I?ll tell you how to fix it for good.  :popcorn:  :likebutton:
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« Reply #741 on: June 16, 2018, 12:20:57 AM »
If it?s the trailer I think it is, when you overload it too much and the front a-frame starts to tear from where it goes under the front of the deck give me a call & I?ll tell you how to fix it for good.  :popcorn:  :likebutton:

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« Reply #742 on: June 16, 2018, 12:51:13 AM »
Why you gotta rain on his parade Shawn? lol

(even if it's not the one you're thinking of, the tongue is still far from being safe with Don using it)   :cheesy:
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« Reply #743 on: June 16, 2018, 08:57:20 AM »
Why you gotta rain on his parade Shawn? lol

(even if it's not the one you're thinking of, the tongue is still far from being safe with Don using it)   :cheesy:

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« Reply #744 on: June 17, 2018, 10:30:26 PM »
It's gonna break?

I mean knowing my history with stuff...

And get this, We broke the thing the very first day we used it

We just winched the daughters Lexus onto the deck and had the truck disconnected and turned around so i could use the winch to pull her car up the ramp. Well, the thing had its front "Foot" resting on a 6X6 section and it fell off.

When we went to crank the handle to raise it up, nothing worked. No movement! It was all locked up

So I had to get the tractor to raise the front up, then jam the handle around and it finally freed up, Not sure if I should take it back to the dealer or leave it be???

Then while pulling it home, one of the pre-Rangers heard what sounded like a chain dragging...It was!

One of the chains had fallen off the frame. The retaining pin somehow fell out and the chain was hooked to my bumper, but no longer to the trailer. On the second day I owned the thing!!!!

My luck with mechanical things: Not so great!
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« Reply #745 on: June 17, 2018, 10:34:07 PM »
We have been working down farm side but in this heat wave, I grounded operations for now. Nearly all of us fell out from heat exhaustion. Dizziness/headache, weakness/ Nausea X all three of us!

But the good news is that we started off with pulling annual maintenance on the saw mill and afterward, after sitting dormant since last fall, it fired up on the first pull, and cut a pile of logs up without a hiccup.

I plan to build a half dozen adirondack chairs which required a nice pile of fresh cut cedar. I may just cut the parts out without drying it since its going outside anyway...
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Re: Hide Site/Bug-out location Construction, Part 5
« Reply #746 on: June 17, 2018, 11:22:13 PM »
Take a photo of what type of jack is on the trailer? One of the simple bolt on jobs are not worth weight as a boat anchor.    The 7 ton capacity weld on to my enclosed and out dump trailer have been smashed on curbs and sidewalks over and over.


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« Reply #747 on: June 18, 2018, 12:46:22 AM »
They tend to stress fracture over time & then tear (slow process), best bet is to reinforce it from the start so it never goes anywhere while it?s straight. Really it?s the only weak link on them other than normal stuff like suspension & axle parts & maybe a coupler at some point if it?s not a pintle setup.
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« Reply #748 on: June 18, 2018, 08:58:30 AM »
They tend to stress fracture over time & then tear (slow process), best bet is to reinforce it from the start so it never goes anywhere while it?s straight. Really it?s the only weak link on them other than normal stuff like suspension & axle parts & maybe a coupler at some point if it?s not a pintle setup.
Mine is a pintle

I'll ask over there about the cracking thing, to see if this unit is given to any of that

Thanks
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Re: Hide Site/Bug-out location Construction, Part 5
« Reply #749 on: June 19, 2018, 04:24:38 PM »
A small update...

Most of the work at this time of the year is simply maintenance. Given that its spring/early summer the fields need cutting, but with the new machine I am expanding them with every visit. Years of encroachment is giving way to the blade, and the felled trees are becoming useful lumber.

The water collection system continues to stay abreast or ahead of our usage, so that's a positive note. For reference the black line was the level of the water when the system was installed
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