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    Re: How much does your bean counter charge?

    Yikes!
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    Re: Never thought I see the day 22 lr. ammo.

    HAR HAR! :laughing:

    There's plenty of room in the politics forum for that. ;)
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    Re: Never thought I see the day 22 lr. ammo.

    All right folks... as warned earlier in the week, no politics in the .22 thread or it will be closed. :cool:
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    Re: Tree removal.. help?

    Its not a good idea to put a pool over a spot where a tree once stood. No matter how hard you try, there will be roots left in the ground that will either rot (causing a depression under your liner)...
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    Re: Holy Caroni!!! Its here its here!!

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lR29zxrY2LM
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    Re: How do you light your bonfires?

    I just pile up some dry stuff a couple feet high, put some dry leaves at the bottom and stick a match to it.

    I'd stay away from gas.... thought I'd try it as a teen to light a pile of wet oak...
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    Re: Slag for Driveway

    We had lots of problems with gravel. Its round. It doesn't lock together and it pushes to the sides as tires go over it, leaving the classic center hump with a row on each edge.
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    Re: Slag for Driveway

    I wonder why yours pushed out from the tire tracks. Ours is locked down like concrete. I dug a foot deep trench in the sand, filled it with 6" of gravel I mined on-site, then topped with 6" of slag....
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    Re: Approach by logging company

    I agree. Consulting forester. They'll manage the sale and get a cut of the profit, but they'll get you the best price because the more you make the more they make.
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    Re: How much does your bean counter charge?

    And then he'll talk you into an annuity and keep anything that's left when you die....
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    Re: new shop door, ?

    I got my hand caught in the spring on one of those when I was a kid. :eek:
  12. Re: Stick-welded today, and THOROUGHLY enjoyed it!

    That's purty! :)

    I like my MIG for tacking stuff up and I like my stick for sticking it. And you are right about chipping off the slag to see how well you did... just like Christmas, or as is many...
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    Re: Slag for Driveway

    Was it from a steel mill?
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    Re: How do you bend Titanium sheet metal?

    I think the reasons for the B58's downfall were many. Russia developed better radar and the thing performed horribly at high speed/low altitude. They had to slow it down when flying low, which made...
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    Re: new shop door, ?

    Sliding barn doors...

    Two 10' rails = $120
    National HardwareŽ 5430 10 ft. Face-Mount Round Rail, Galvanized - Tractor Supply Co.

    One 8' rail = $45
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    Re: How much does your bean counter charge?

    I'd ask him why the invested amount in your 401K has anything to do with his services? Whether its $100 or $100,000 its just a number he has to plug in to a spread sheet. Sounds like he's sticking it...
  17. Re: How many of you guys here really, really enjoy cooking and planning meals?

    How's it different? Selecting genes in a lab or selecting them in a field, its still manipulating one thing to get another thing.

    Here's a link to an article in this month's issue of National...
  18. Re: How many of you guys here really, really enjoy cooking and planning meals?

    What about foods that have been created by selective cross breeding? Virtually every vegetable that you buy at any supermarket in the country is a result of someone selectively choosing many...
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    Re: new shop door, ?

    Yeah, I've got 4x8 plywood doors on our shed. Braced with 1x4 and big hinges. Cane bolts at the bottom to lock them into the ground, latches on the center and top. They work and are cheap. 13 x 13 is...
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    Winches Re: Considering a hydraulic winch

    9 year resurrection of old post....

    How's those hydraulic winch plans?
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    Re: How do you bend Titanium sheet metal?

    I see. This article shows the B1-A as having a top speed of M2.2 while the B1-B that we got has a top speed of M1.25. Doesn't say much about who killed what or compromised where. 4 A prototypes were...
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    Re: Slag for Driveway

    You will scrape. Not nearly as bad as a limestone driveway, but you'll still scrape. I had a slag driveway at my parents' house and I currently have one on our tree farm. I don't plow the tree farm....
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    Re: new shop door, ?

    I used to operate and maintain LARGE bi-fold doors on airplane hangars.... my advice.... don't do it!

    And if you have two doors on one building, one being on a different side than the bi-fold...
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    Re: Dumb question on posts?

    You posted at 9:00 this morning on a subject that most folks haven't ever seen up close and very few have built or operated. That's probably why you've had 289 views but only a few replies. ;)
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    Re: How do you bend Titanium sheet metal?

    I do not know what you are talking about. Please elaborate. Thanks. :)
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    Re: My dream tractor: is there such a thing?

    Power Trac has a 45 degree slope mower. My PT425 is highly stable on side slopes, too.
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    Re: Slag for Driveway

    Nope! Dust free.
  28. Re: Any bets on which State will be the next doper State?

    I closely resemble the young kid in that movie... I would have been one year younger. Except for the seniors paddling the freshmen, that movie was pretty much identical to how our high school was,...
  29. Re: Any bets on which State will be the next doper State?

    We're going to rescue UK citizens?
  30. Re: Any bets on which State will be the next doper State?

    Maybe they'll invest the profits in shadow companies and put them in a trust....

    Sorry, couldn't resist. :laughing:
  31. Re: How many of you guys here really, really enjoy cooking and planning meals?

    Yeah, we do breakfast burritos for dinner quite often. Toss in some sausage gravy and cheese at our house. :licking:
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    Re: Never thought I see the day 22 lr. ammo.

    A friend of mine says a local gun shop has 22LR in stock every time he goes in. $27.00 for 300, so 9 cents a round. At least he found some. :rolleyes:
  33. Re: Moms car stolen today while at Doctor's office for a checkup...

    We never locked our doors in the early 60's. Then in one year, a divorced lady (that in itself was a scandal :rolleyes:) that lived two doors west of us had her home robbed while she was home. Then a...
  34. Re: Moms car stolen today while at Doctor's office for a checkup...

    Hey, have you thought about contacting Toyota and your local Newspaper with her story.... maybe they'll help her out. Worth a look. ;)
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    Re: Truck mounted air compressor?

    A York compressor is commonly used, as it has its own oil reservoir. I have one off of an 80's Bronco that will go in one of my trucks some day, run off a belt from the alternator with a dual pulley.
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    Re: How do you bend Titanium sheet metal?

    I can only find reference to titanium screws in the B58.

    That is one of my favorite planes. When I was a kid in the 60's we'd drive past Bunker Hill AFB (now Grissom AFB) and they had B58s in...
  37. Re: Any bets on which State will be the next doper State?

    Its not my website. The data's out there to be looked at any way one wants to. I just find it interesting that the states that legalized it or are about to legalize it also have the lowest high...
  38. Re: Any bets on which State will be the next doper State?

    It came from this website.
    High School Graduation Rates by State

    Anyhow, close enough for government work. Can't prove a correlation between pot-legal states and low high school graduation rates,...
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    Re: Never thought I see the day 22 lr. ammo.

    That's enough politics in this thread folks. Go back to the availability of .22 or it will be moved to the oh so friendly politics forum.
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    Re: Color Perception?

    I saw that story yesterday. On some screens it looks white and gold to me. On TBN in your post it looks blue and brown. I saw the original and its blue and black. Depends a lot on lighting,...
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    Re: My dream tractor: is there such a thing?

    Slide on over to the Power Trac forum here on TBN.

    And visit the Power Trac website and give them a look. No cabs, though.

    Versatile Tractors,Compact Tractors,Trailer...
  42. Re: Any bets on which State will be the next doper State?

    Its the 10 states with the lowest high school graduation rates. Makes you say "Hmmmm....."
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    Re: Anyone ever shot a buzzard?

    They've got them in Australia, too....

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  44. Re: Any bets on which State will be the next doper State?

    The starred states already or soon will be legal. If its any correlation to this list, I'll pick the next state to legalize will be Nevada.

    * District Of Columbia 59%
    Nevada 62%
    New...
  45. Re: How many of you guys here really, really enjoy cooking and planning meals?

    Well, there's tens of thousands of TBN members who haven't replied yet, so there's hope for you. :)
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    Re: Anyone ever shot a buzzard?

    Did you see towards the end of that video the buzzards got a string of the afterbirth and they all went running. Pretty interesting to watch.
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    Re: Never thought I see the day 22 lr. ammo.

    Anyone have a list of all the bullets that are currently illegal for the public to purchase?
  48. Re: Moms car stolen today while at Doctor's office for a checkup...

    Can you turn to social media? Or do you not want a bunch of cooks calling you, as that can happen, too.
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    Tell your story to the local Newspaper ASAP. See if they'll do a human interest story. Maybe someone will remember the car.
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    Re: The Hummers are Back!

    They'd be hummer-cicles if they were here.... -8f last night.
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    Oh, and sorry about your mom's car... as other's mentioned, glad she wasn't in it. Its hard to have sentimental things taken from you. But at least she didn't get lumped on the head, if that's any...
  52. Re: Moms car stolen today while at Doctor's office for a checkup...

    We own some vacant farm land about 9 miles from our home. There is nothing out there within a mile each way, but three houses across the highway. The old lady that used to live in one of the houses...
  53. Re: How many of you guys here really, really enjoy cooking and planning meals?

    We call our kitchen a one-butt kitchen. We'd like to have a two-butt kitchen some day. :laughing:
  54. Re: How many of you guys here really, really enjoy cooking and planning meals?

    I've always enjoyed cooking. For that matter, the first Christmas I was dating my wife (I was 18) I asked for a frying pan! I've been cooking on weekends for 30 years. I've been cooking 5 days a week...
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    Re: Grid-tied solar

    Yeah, I'd do excel spreadsheet and then use the snipping tool in W7 to make a picture of it.
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    Re: Anyone ever shot a buzzard?

    Here ya go...
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  57. Re: small back hoe whith no name has a 20 hp kolar engine gas tank on front in grill

    A picture of the unit might help with identifying it.
  58. Re: small back hoe whith no name has a 20 hp kolar engine gas tank on front in grill

    We removed your email address. Not a good idea to post it on public forums. Better to have people send you a Private Message where you can give them your email address.

    Welcome to TBN! ;)
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    Re: Grid-tied solar

    Big selling point here is no bullet holes! :eek:

    Seriously! :laughing:

    I believe I pay 11.5 cents. I'll have to check again.

    We have windows from the 20's. I like the distortion in the...
  60. Re: Treadle to hand control conversion on 1430

    I've had very good success with powering off the engine, operating the quick attach lever (aux PTO lever) a couple times both ways to release pressure in both directions, then connecting or...
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    Re: Life of Power Line Poles?

    Yeah, I figured as much. Thanks, though. :)
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    Re: What do I use to unclog sink?

    Good grief!
    Hope he gets his things back. :(
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    Re: How do you bend Titanium sheet metal?

    What I find most ironic is the titanium ore for that plane came from Russia. Gotcha, comrade! :laughing:
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    Re: Life of Power Line Poles?

    We needed some old power poles for parking bumpers at our little league. We had many already, but wanted to expand the parking area. Our local power company wouldn't sell them, donate them, nothin'....
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    Re: Anyone ever shot a buzzard?

    Its creepy how they can hang onto the side of a tree like that.
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    Re: RFI from Cree LED bulbs?

    I'm sure (from our conversations in the past) that you're keeping track of your electric use. Please let us know if you see any significant drop. Thanks. :thumbsup:
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    Re: Never thought I see the day 22 lr. ammo.

    Anyone have a list of all the bullets that are currently illegal for the public to purchase?
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    Re: Grid-tied solar

    One more thing about my location is the housing market. Investing in $20K of solar will bring $0 in resale of my home. We have a 40% housing vacancy rate. The city of South Bend, IN is trying to tear...
  69. Re: How important is spelling and punctuation to you?

    You familiar with that show Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader? That's about the cutoff where my wife and I couldn't help our two girls with school anymore. It was beyond us. :laughing:
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    Re: How do you bend Titanium sheet metal?

    The others are at Duncan Hines.
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    One of my kids went to the state geography bee. That was something. She lasted a few rounds. Kid that won went on to national. That kid was from a home school family that my wife knows. They've had...
  72. Re: How important is spelling and punctuation to you?

    GAAAAAAAA!!!! :scubadiver:
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    Re: How do you bend Titanium sheet metal?

    What happened to the SR-71 Blackbirds after they were retired?

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    Re: Truck mounted air compressor?

    Hey, if its good enough for the low riders, it should be good enough to inflate some tires....

    Lowrider Depot - Air Zenith AZOB2 Air Compressors.

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  75. Re: clever way to remove stage 2 shear pin in auger fast

    I thought the auger is what pulls the snow to the center and the impeller is what throws it. Are you talking about the impeller?
  76. Re: How important is spelling and punctuation to you?

    OMG! You put the space on the wrong side of the comma after the word 'GOD'. :laughing:
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    Re: Grid-tied solar

    I'll keep looking at it. But its gonna be hard to justify right now. Indiana has some pretty low electric rates while being the 9th largest consumer of electricity per capita. That means we have lots...
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    Re: Anyone ever shot a buzzard?

    And here's some links to stories... apparently its the black headed vultures that are causing the problems, not the red headed turkey vultures.... There's also some links to getting federal permits...
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    Re: Anyone ever shot a buzzard?

    Here's a video that purports to show buzzards going after a newborn calve.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TUpEHAeveHQ

    However, after watching it, it appears more likely that the buzzards are...
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    Re: Life of Power Line Poles?

    A few years back one of the local utilities sent crews around that would brace a pole, dig it out all the way around, inspect it, replace it if needed or treat it with preservative and bury it again....
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    Re: Grid-tied solar

    Good points. However, in the next 10-20 years cloud cover is expected to increase in this area, as is precipitation. I believe its supposed to do that for most of northern U.S. and Canada. There are...
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    Re: Truck mounted air compressor?

    The problem with compressed air tanks (scuba type tanks) is not just anyone can fill them. You need specialized equipment or have to take a trip to a shop that fills at those pressures. Also,...
  83. Re: Treadle to hand control conversion on 1430

    The PT snowplows are available with gauge wheels. Mine came standard. When plowing gravel or over a lawn, its nice to tip it back an inch or two on the wheels, put it in float and not worry about...
  84. Re: Treadle to hand control conversion on 1430

    I think my PT425 weighs about 1600# with me on it. I'm pretty sure the PT1430 weighs 2500# without me on it. :laughing: I only have problems getting pushed sideways if I angle the blade sharply in...
  85. Re: How important is spelling and punctuation to you?

    I Never Knew That Had A Name, Thanks!
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    Re: Grid-tied solar

    Thanks for running those numbers. I appreciate it and will look deeper. :thumbsup:
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    Re: Grid-tied solar

    I just pulled a foot of snow off of my roof that was taking days to melt and making icicles (its called a roof rake ;) ). I know that our driveway is black asphalt. And if I plow it early enough on...
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    Re: Grid-tied solar

    Link doesn't work. What was it to?
  89. Re: How important is spelling and punctuation to you?

    He is now.
  90. Re: Treadle to hand control conversion on 1430

    The beauty is having the snow plow on the FEL arms.... I stack snow 6' high with my little PT425. I can only imagine how much more I could do with a 1430.
  91. Re: How important is spelling and punctuation to you?

    I have quite a few cousins in Ohio and Kentucky... lots of you's and fixin's going on down there back in the holler.
  92. Re: Treadle to hand control conversion on 1430

    My old IH2500b had no joystick for the FEL. Just two levers. I could operate the left one with my thumb and the right one with the heel of my palm. The two directional pedals were on the left foot....
  93. Re: How important is spelling and punctuation to you?

    Moseses
  94. Re: How important is spelling and punctuation to you?

    We fixed our dog. We repaired our sentence.
  95. Re: Treadle to hand control conversion on 1430

    I would think with the correct valve, if you had a single joystick to control forward speed and turning direction, you could push forward as far as you want to obtain desired speed, and turn while...
  96. Re: Treadle to hand control conversion on 1430

    You ever drive an articulated machine?

    I ask, because I know my PT requires a bit of steering correction because once you tell it to turn at a certain angle, it will keep turning on that radius...
  97. Re: How important is spelling and punctuation to you?

    The 11th commandment. :dance1:
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    Re: What do I use to unclog sink?

    Glad its working now. Question? What were your temperatures before, during and after the clog? I ask, because perhaps, as might have been mentioned, ice formed in a low spot in the pipes from cold...
  99. Re: Treadle to hand control conversion on 1430

    I've thought about doing this many times to make a handicapped usable tractor.

    First, it would be easier to get a model that has hydraulic treadle VS cable treadle.

    Second, I'd use a 2 spool...
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    Re: Developing Treadle Problem

    :laughing:

    Yep, that scares you the first time you hear it.... thunk, thunk, thunk. Stop. It stops. Go it thunks. Both directions!!! YIKES! What did I break now!!!

    Stupid parking brake. Make...
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