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    Yesterday, 07:54 PM
    teejk replied to a thread Bought a Shotgun today. in Rural Living
    Problem with the .410 is the cost of the ammo (like the 28ga seems to have an element of "snob appeal" lately)...I think I'd start with a 20ga. and...
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    07-28-2016, 07:35 PM
    teejk replied to a thread Windows 10 in Rural Living
    As the most widely used operating system, Windows is also the most likely target for people that wish you harm. They can patch and patch and patch...
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    07-27-2016, 07:29 PM
    Sounds like a great idea. Think about it...turkey fryers have to be able to get above 350F and water boils at 212F. Without researching, is there...
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    07-26-2016, 05:40 PM
    teejk replied to a thread Cougar in Rural Living
    Happens...Mom keeps them for 2 years then kicks them out so she can breed again...guessing they will leave the den at 150 lbs or so. During that...
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    07-26-2016, 04:58 PM
    teejk replied to a thread Cougar in Rural Living
    No bears? Look at a map of Wisconsin and find Verona (south west of Madison)! They are heading south. They are very territorial animals and once...
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    07-26-2016, 03:50 PM
    teejk replied to a thread Cougar in Rural Living
    The bobs are expanding their range a lot. They were once restricted to the north woods but "harvest" was always based on very conservative estimates...
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    07-26-2016, 08:18 AM
    teejk replied to a thread Cougar in Rural Living
    Sorry...I didn't save any articles of their denials, just going from memory a few years back on that SD cat that was later killed in CT (that's a lot...
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    07-25-2016, 09:54 PM
    teejk replied to a thread Cougar in Rural Living
    The Wis DNR has denied stuff simply because the odds of a rare animal were too big. Affordable trail cameras are changing that.
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    07-25-2016, 06:57 PM
    teejk replied to a thread Cougar in Rural Living
    Well if you figure we have confirmed sightings in Wisconsin as they pass through heading to the east coast, would make sense that they have to pass...
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    07-24-2016, 05:10 PM
    teejk replied to a thread Cougar in Rural Living
    Not unlike many other territorial species, as populations go up the excess will seek new territory because they are no longer welcome in the home...
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    07-24-2016, 04:20 PM
    teejk replied to a thread lightning strike? in Rural Living
    Some people say steam blow-out...I always thought that it was a sap thing. Concept is the same but I've never seen it without hearing a loud noise. ...
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    07-24-2016, 04:15 PM
    teejk replied to a thread lightning strike? in Rural Living
    Decades ago I was delivering the morning newspaper on my bike (BS route because it was 1 1/2 miles from north to south, probably 1 mile east west and...
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    07-22-2016, 06:20 PM
    teejk replied to a thread Internet Dish Wiring in Rural Living
    Fair assessment but I try to avoid roof penetrations especially in any "freeze-thaw" climate. We upgraded to HughesNet Gen4 a couple of years ago and...
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    07-22-2016, 03:43 PM
    teejk replied to a thread Internet Dish Wiring in Rural Living
    I think you are correct...addressed in the NEC I think but I recall some limited exception under old code for interior grounding of SAT...
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    07-20-2016, 03:48 PM
    Several years ago "This Old House" did a remodel using the infiltrator system but never heard of it since until I read this thread. I guess in the...
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    07-19-2016, 04:23 PM
    teejk replied to a thread Propane Prices in Rural Living
    So many variables in pricing. Around here many people are switching to natgas if they can get it and after the shortage a few years ago ($5+ if you...
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    07-19-2016, 07:46 AM
    teejk replied to a thread Propane Prices in Rural Living
    Summer fill price is 97cents. Around here the deadline is approaching for locking in for the upcoming heating season. "Pre-buy" price is $1.14. "Cap"...
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    07-16-2016, 05:39 PM
    teejk replied to a thread Well Drilled - Results in Rural Living
    You are still limited by the fittings/fixtures once that water is in your pressure tank (pressure delivered by your pump). I think plumbing code...
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    07-14-2016, 02:54 PM
    teejk replied to a thread Well Drilled - Results in Rural Living
    Yup! I knew the official name but adopted the local well-driller term (they look like a football that met a bandsaw). Had one fail once and the pump...
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    07-13-2016, 07:00 PM
    teejk replied to a thread Well Drilled - Results in Rural Living
    Interesting...most residential installs use a very small pressure tank (bladder type). Would think that a larger tank would lessen the pump cycles....
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    07-13-2016, 06:52 PM
    teejk replied to a thread Well Drilled - Results in Rural Living
    One deep well I think! Can't remember the "target" around here but 12gpm sticks in my head...I'm sure we don't get that on a relatively new house but...
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    07-13-2016, 05:14 PM
    Ok then! Bad seed or just the "luck of the draw" on weather! Friend of mine planted chicory last fall...I think he broke the record on seed failure!
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    07-13-2016, 04:39 PM
    OP doesn't say what was on the plot previously and perhaps the soil contains residue of old herbicide used on corn ground. I bought two acres of land...
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    07-11-2016, 05:23 PM
    teejk replied to a thread Dead Racoons? in Rural Living
    They don't travel far from what I know. They do have a predictable population cycle but that shows up with weight loss and strange behavior (like...
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    07-07-2016, 09:12 AM
    teejk replied to a thread Small engine trouble in Rural Living
    $115 for a carb is outrageous. I replaced the carb on my Honda last year...was only around $30 as I recall.
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    07-06-2016, 05:28 PM
    teejk replied to a thread Small engine trouble in Rural Living
    They do wear out especially if allowed to sit for awhile and get the aggressive cleaning. Fact of life I think. But I'll go back to a previous...
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    07-04-2016, 11:28 AM
    That was my point...with the internet kids can probably explain a lot at a very young age. Too bad I think...I kinda liked the "trial and error" way.
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    07-04-2016, 08:57 AM
    In a few years when you have the other "talk", you'll want to take some notes.
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    07-01-2016, 08:25 PM
    Let it sit for a while and deal with it...your snow plow guy/gal will be your best friend (on his/her equipment). After a season or two you will...
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Merrillan, WI
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JD 2020, IH CC 1250, Ariens 926 Snowthrower
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