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Re: My New Land "Raptor Ridge"
« Reply #950 on: October 31, 2020, 10:23:16 PM »
I'm getting around 17 going home.
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« Reply #951 on: October 31, 2020, 10:26:35 PM »
Something weird. Ran by Ridge to check we'll depth.

Looks about 200 static and feels like I hit bottom with bottle, but it kept pulling line out. Almost 800ft!

Came out ok. Maybe a current?
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« Reply #952 on: November 01, 2020, 06:39:39 AM »
Well my portion is done, picked up delivered and zero hiccups, four hours of conversation with an ol buddy and some good in-site to life. 

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Must be nice to have double OD. I’d be 2100 rpm at 80


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« Reply #953 on: November 01, 2020, 11:59:13 AM »
Yours only a five speed though right?


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« Reply #954 on: November 01, 2020, 03:04:15 PM »
I got 17.2 pulling the trailer home. 2100rpm at 75 over there, limited to 65 in Ka.
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« Reply #955 on: November 01, 2020, 05:02:29 PM »
Yours only a five speed though right?


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« Reply #956 on: November 01, 2020, 06:21:34 PM »
I find it pretty hard to gripe about 20 mpg in my truck lol

I’ll take it


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« Reply #957 on: November 02, 2020, 01:35:43 AM »
Your truck looks pretty good to. Got me thinking about doing the trans now, it has slipped pulling the hills and at 204k, sure I am due.

Trailer pulled great, but I strapped the bed down as it banged all the time, needs latches, sealer and the jack moved up.
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« Reply #958 on: November 02, 2020, 01:37:32 AM »
Look like static is at 200'. Can't find the bottom though, pulled over 700' line off.
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« Reply #959 on: November 02, 2020, 09:21:42 AM »
It’s to bad there isn’t a way to run a camera down that many feet. 

The flowing water or current idea is pretty neat.

Get a amazon go pro and a led flash light I guess


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« Reply #960 on: November 02, 2020, 09:55:39 AM »
JR, sounds like you hit underground river or large aquifer. Either one should work
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« Reply #961 on: November 02, 2020, 11:06:51 AM »
That is amazing...That a cavity of water that large exists beneath your feet. (Coming from a guy who lives on ground full of limestone sinkholes!)
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« Reply #962 on: November 02, 2020, 01:15:34 PM »
Think I posted already, when they were drilling it collapsed at around 450'. They had issues getting the drill and casing back down so maybe thats an indicator?

Long as I have a few hundred feet of water to play with I'm happy and the higher the static the easier to get up.
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« Reply #963 on: November 02, 2020, 02:09:14 PM »
It’s to bad there isn’t a way to run a camera down that many feet. 

The flowing water or current idea is pretty neat.

Get a amazon go pro and a led flash light I guess


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I’d bet one if the local pump service companies has one. We had our well videoed when we lived in AZ, neighbor who owns a pump company contracts the video out when needed, as he has never bought the camera set up.

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« Reply #964 on: November 02, 2020, 05:49:45 PM »
Doubt I would see much with the murky water right now. Long as I have water at a reasonable depth I am good.

Looking at RPS solar systems now. Lots of good vids designed around rural setups and tanks.

Neighbor sent me a pic of the burned house.
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« Reply #965 on: November 08, 2020, 01:47:24 AM »
Was up there today, it really got gutted. Wondering if these where used?
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« Reply #966 on: November 08, 2020, 01:50:32 AM »
While there I measured the well again. Static is around 260' using a rope and my neighbor helped.

Was going to do maint on the tractors, but something started happening I wasn't dressed for.
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« Reply #967 on: November 08, 2020, 09:56:38 AM »
That chair next to the garage. He probably sat there and watch it burn


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« Reply #968 on: November 08, 2020, 04:05:39 PM »
That chair next to the garage. He probably sat there and watch it burn


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If he was in that chair, he would not have got up.

Neighbor said a cab showed up just before the fire. Bet he left knowing things were going to get warm.
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« Reply #969 on: November 08, 2020, 04:30:52 PM »
Was a nice little fall.
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« Reply #970 on: November 10, 2020, 03:38:32 PM »
My neighbor is leveling my pad today. Not the $$ guy but the kid. Said cept for 1 big rock it is pretty easy going.

On the other hand, the guy on the hill got board and did it again!! This was up on the hill above the main house.
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« Reply #971 on: November 10, 2020, 04:02:36 PM »
What in the world is going on there?  He’s burning his own stuff?  Why?


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« Reply #972 on: November 10, 2020, 04:04:44 PM »
Better make sure he can’t get to your stuff JR. 


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« Reply #973 on: November 10, 2020, 04:20:36 PM »
My stuff is locked in a container, pretty fireproof.

May have to be addressed though as a danger to others may come about.
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« Reply #974 on: November 10, 2020, 04:45:14 PM »
Guy going crazy burning things could be bad for the area for sure, I guess glad you have snow

Who took the photo this time?


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« Reply #975 on: November 10, 2020, 05:11:38 PM »
Snows gone now. Neighbor kid who is grading my pad now sent the pic. Other neighbors are good at watching things.

Kid said my pad will be ready for my TH later today. Still be a week or two until I get it there, but be nice to have a shower, bathroom and a warm place to sleep and eat.

Starting to think on how to move the cont too. Straight shot but need to clean it out some for the move. Pretty sure his tractor can move it, but I would want something under it vs dragging.
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« Reply #976 on: November 15, 2020, 02:45:51 AM »
Got the test done for my sewage system. Ground is loose enough I can run a shallow system, what I was hoping for.

Only have to dig 2 leach lines 7ft deep, 80 or 96ft long depending on the tank size. Probably go one size over what I need, don't want to add or do it again!
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« Reply #977 on: November 15, 2020, 07:33:10 AM »
Not sure if you can get away with it but  I ran the shower drain so I could discharge the grey water on the ground instead in the septic. I can easily change it back for sale or inspection.  Keeps the womens from overloading the septic when taking long showers.

I also would have done the washing machine if I could. Those are the two biggest contributors to the tank.


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« Reply #978 on: November 15, 2020, 08:32:51 AM »
That’s how my house was set up when we bought it.  Grey water is discharged instead of going into tank, and let me tell you, with 13 people in the house, it’s probably the o oh thing saving the septic system. ;)


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« Reply #979 on: November 15, 2020, 02:48:00 PM »
I should never have that load on the system, but good ideas.

Gives me something else to work on until I do the concrete early next year I hope.
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« Reply #980 on: November 23, 2020, 12:21:26 AM »
So the neighbor kid asked to help with the pad. Told him it would be worth his while and wow,,,,,,,

Its now about 95% cut. Went up 24" in the front and where still dumping there. Its all granite/dg. This stuff packs great and we have had rain and snow in the last week. Probably gained another 10' but thats OK! Still lots of tapering the edges, has to be a 2:1 per the county.
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« Reply #981 on: November 23, 2020, 12:24:15 AM »
The last picture is where the container and my TH will go shortly. We are making plans for that now.

Hers a picture of the south wall, were still cutting the N/W corner out.
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« Reply #982 on: November 23, 2020, 12:26:06 AM »
I am leaning towards an AC well pump now. Still will be solar, but easier to run off the gen if needed being AC.
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« Reply #983 on: November 23, 2020, 06:26:49 AM »
Making good progress there JR!


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« Reply #984 on: November 23, 2020, 08:51:31 AM »
That's a bunch of dirt moving. Especially with a backhoe. Looks good
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« Reply #985 on: November 23, 2020, 02:52:45 PM »
That's a bunch of dirt moving. Especially with a backhoe. Looks good

I am really amazed at how much there is. He moved a lot. We were going good this weekend, his bucket is around 1yd, mine is about 1/2yd. He was digging, I was moving. Really concentrating on dumping the rocky stuff over the front for stability.

Ramp is about 2' higher to, covered most of the rock and the pipe. Cleared the pipe but have to rebuild the walls now. May need to extend the pipe some.
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« Reply #986 on: November 23, 2020, 10:56:17 PM »
The well pipe? Or culvert?
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« Reply #987 on: November 24, 2020, 12:08:58 AM »
Culvert, well is OK but just sticking up about 24" now if that.

The turn in really needs to be wider. Dragging the trailer up I hugged one side and the trailer went off the edge a foot or so.

I got this last night off FBMP for $250. Both tanks about 1/3 full, 125' of hose. Need a couple more tips now.
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« Reply #988 on: November 24, 2020, 01:16:16 AM »
That’s a good deal on that torch set for sure


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« Reply #989 on: November 24, 2020, 02:21:07 AM »
That’s a good deal on that torch set for sure


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Been looking for awhile, finally this showed up 5 min from the house. Left 75' on the setup and 50' spare.
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« Reply #990 on: December 20, 2020, 11:50:19 PM »
Dropped the little pony welding set off and got all the dirt moved to the front edge. Still have about another 10ft to be dug out and contuored. Also leveled the area for the container. Probably just get a couple of railroad ties to set it on now.

Even added a few more Christmas lights.
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« Reply #991 on: January 01, 2021, 02:24:31 AM »
Things on hold for a week or so, been fighting a bug for the last 3 days. Looks like it is on the run now.

Will put this time into the well research. Up in the air a little with RPS. I want to be able to run the pump on solar/battery or Gen. Either way I need an inverter.
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« Reply #992 on: January 12, 2021, 09:37:59 PM »
Coated the table today as it is going to be outside for awhile. Got a gal of fluid film, used a 3M pad on the table surface and rolled a good coat on. Probably used less than a quart, but it looks good.
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« Reply #993 on: January 17, 2021, 04:14:33 PM »
Crazy neighbor back up on the hill. Still 1 building standing.

Serviced the Kub, cleaned up last of the rock I can get too. Either the neighbor finishes it up or I rent something BIG for a weekend.

Plans are close, just more engineering and $$$. Priced OSB this weekend, $34 at HD  :shocked:
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« Reply #994 on: January 17, 2021, 04:22:59 PM »
You can get a bulk price at HD if you go to the contractor desk.  Ask about it


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« Reply #995 on: January 17, 2021, 04:33:04 PM »
Neighbor has a good supply of everything he got from work. Not sure what he'll let go right now.

Hopefully this all levels out when I star the inside build. Eng Trusses will be crazy!
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« Reply #996 on: January 17, 2021, 04:41:07 PM »
You can get a bulk price at HD if you go to the contractor desk.  Ask about it


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