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    Re: Snorkel Stove Pond Heater

    DocTinker - that is the dangdest thing that I've ever seen! You have lucky ducks!! LOL!

    Also love the "Cowboy Hot Tub"!! Reminds me of an old neighbor.... My first house was in the city -...
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    Re: Is there something wrong with me?

    We live on 5 very thickly wooded acres and the house is about 375' back from the road. You can't really see the house from the road due to the trees and brush. There is a "No Trespassing" sign...
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    Re: How did Kubota get such a large market share ?

    When I was in high school (graduated in '80 - so I'm old), I worked for a power equipment business as a small engine mechanic. When I started there, we were selling Yanmars. They were a reliable,...
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    Re: Artillian Grapple

    mkr7734 - I have a Greens Machine Thumb and its a well constructed piece of equipment. The price is pretty good for what you get. The downside is that you have to build your own bracket and figure...
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    Re: Cranky Posting - Cabin Fever?

    You need to tell those guys to cool off and not get so heated about things. :laughing:
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    Re: The younger workforce.

    I'm going to have to agree with Steppenwolfe on this. My guess is that you feel put out if your boss criticizes you or expects some extra effort. And you've probably never had to pay employees out...
  7. Re: Changing batteries in hard wired smoke detectors

    Are the units and wiring interchangeable from brand to brand? Our house was built 15 years ago and I'm wondering if I should think about replacing them?
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    Re: The day the music died.

    Your dad is obviously a man of impeccable musical tastes. :thumbsup: Here's my normal radio station.
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    Re: Septic Help!!!

    Interesting post, John White!!

    Since you don't recommend RidEx, is there anything that you can put in the tank to increase the biological activity?

    And, what about the Borax mentioned above...
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    Re: Wireless TV signal

    I am by no means an expert in any of this, but.... Is the above still true? I know back in the analog days that channels 2-12 were VHF and 13-83(?) were UHF. I remember as a kid that channels 2...
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    Re: Property line trail/ track

    Was thinking the same thing - she's growing up right in front of us all!!

    Treasure these times. My daughters are 23 and 25 now. I miss the times when they were your daughters age. It just seems...
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    Re: The younger workforce.

    /pine mentioned the lack of respect for teachers, and others in general. My own kids are 23 and 25 and I was shocked when they were in high school and addressed their teachers as "Jones" and "Smith"...
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    Re: Cutting 4x8 sheets

    They have something like this at Home Depot and Lowes. Works good for cross-cuts. If you want to rip, you turn the saw 90 degrees and push the plywood through.

    But, my first thought was what...
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    Re: Septic Help!!!

    2 or 3 years ago I had to have our septic tank pumped out because I thought it was backing up. The local guy that did it showed me a couple of things about maintaining the system and other than...
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    Re: Strange things found in the forest

    Well, I'll join in on the "derailed thread stories".... LOL!

    Back in college I had a little 4WD Subaru that my girlfriend and I would drive up a railroad maintenance/access road by the tracks just...
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    Re: Cost to Survey 80 Acres

    I'm reading this thread with great interest as I'm getting ready to get one of my boundaries surveyed. I think the corner pins are already in place, but the South boundary of our property is full of...
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    Re: Canada Has Been Cut In Half!

    Not a lot of wind and cold in Spain so maybe those guys didn't have the experience to design a bridge for those conditions? :confused3:

    How old is that bridge? both of the linked articles refer...
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    Re: Comcast ---- arrrrggggghhhhhh!

    Sorry for your loss. You are to be commended for helping to take care of things for your mom. Taking care of aging parents is a HUGE job that people that haven't done it don't appreciate.

    Try...
  19. Thread: Shop Smith

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    Re: Shop Smith

    Or build an outhouse. :)

    As I was posting this, I just looked again at the thread title and realized how much this on has diverted!! LOL!

    Back to ShopSmith... They've been headquartered in...
  20. Thread: Shop Smith

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    Re: Shop Smith

    Or build an outhouse. :)
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    Re: Christmas music

    Be stihl, my heart! That was beautiful!! :thumbsup:

    Reminds me of this CD that my niece bought me for Christmas several years ago. Hopefully, this is a link to all the songs on the CD.
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    Re: Broken/Bruised Ribs???

    LOL!! Yup. :thumbsup:
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    Re: Festivus 2015 -- The Airing of Grievances

    This one has always scared me. Does that make me homophonebic? :eek:




    :laughing::laughing::laughing::laughing:


    My Festivus grievance is guys on TBN that post things that they think...
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    Re: Broken/Bruised Ribs???

    Like you, QueBota, I'm 53. I don't like to think of myself as "old" but when I hurt something now, I know it! We bought a hot tub this past Spring and I get into a few nights a week.

    Back when I...
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    Re: Concealed Carry Regrets?

    We had something like that happen around here a year or two ago. Local mall is a "no carry zone." During the Christmas shopping season, two urban youths approached a couple of middle aged guys as...
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    Re: Rural Garbage Service

    A couple of the Townships around here got together a couple of years ago and formed a trash cooperative of sorts so that everyone would have garbage pickup. Before you could contract on your own and...
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    Snow Equipment Owning/Operating Re: need to make money ! got questions ?

    :thumbsup:

    :laughing::laughing::laughing:
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    Re: Tresspassing neighbors

    I stand corrected. :thumbsup:

    Going back and looking at the picture again (and blowing it up a bit) I agree with you. Should have done that in the first place!! (Not that it matters, ) But...
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    Re: why 6 days for 2-3 day mail?

    Christmas has nothing to do with it. I've had the same thing happen to me with a payment that I wanted delivered quickly and with tracking. It was only going one state over and normal delivery was...
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    Re: Strange things found in the forest

    Not really in the woods, but....

    When I was a kid we lived in Germany from '68-'72. We lived in an old 3 family house (one apartment on each floor) with an annex occupied by an old German couple...
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    Re: Tresspassing neighbors

    That's kind of a disturbing picture. When I first read your description, I kind of assumed that they were hunting or on their way to hunting. But they're certainly not dressed for hunting - no...
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    Re: Loitering in a restaurant....

    You're right - he is a cheap b@st@rd... and that is being kind! :laughing::laughing::laughing::laughing:
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    Re: Loitering in a restaurant....

    And you go out with them all the time anyway??? :confused3: :laughing::laughing:

    I'm just playin' with ya! - NOT trying to start an argument.

    I have a long time friend that is kind of the...
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    Re: Time Flies -- Windows Turns 30

    My first personal computer (bought used in '82 or so - I was 20) was a Texas Instruments TI-99-4A. The "4" was an indicator of the massive amount of RAM in the computer - 4K!! WOW! Hooked it up to...
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    Re: Why are Shipping Charges so Expensive?

    In GENERAL, you are charged sales tax if you live in the same state in which the vendor has a facility. Amazon Prime used to be great for me - they have a facility in Louisville KY which is 1 day...
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    Re: Modifying a Traffic Light for the man cave

    And he has a large pic of Saddam shot through the head! The ultimate man-cave accessory!! :thumbsup:
  37. Re: An interesting piece of history about gunpowder manufacturing

    THANKS for that link!! I've book marked it to go back and read the story. I've lived in the Dayton area since I was 10 years old (40+ years now) and I've not seen that website. Full of great...
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    Re: Table I made for my wife from a log

    As always - Super Cool, Eddie!!

    I may have to do something similar with some of the ash logs I have laying in the yard. We have a log home so it would look pretty cool.

    Like the others have...
  39. Re: Do you leave a tip at drive in restaurants like Sonic?

    That's generally my policy too. I hate it when I order "bar food" from a couple of the local places and the bartender expects a tip for handing you your bag of carryout food. A couple of these...
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    Re: Any one have coyote problems?

    I was grilling out a couple of nights ago and heard the coyotes going crazy not too far away. I'm sure they'd just killed their dinner. Prior to that, I hadn't heard any in a year or so.

    A...
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    Re: Tipping etiquette...what would you do?

    Does she eat the spaghetti with the wrong sauce? That could be a pretty good gig - "Oh, waitress - I'll eat this if you give it to me free (so it doesn't have to be thrown away) and if you give me a...
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    Re: 749 Trick or Treaters

    Don't get any where we're at.

    My first house was in the city and the houses were only about 10' apart. We used to get about 300 kids each year. It used to amaze me who would show up looking...
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    Re: New Post Hole Digger

    The No. 90 for a Cat 0 3PH is $449. The No. 100 for Cat 1 or 2 3PH is $2172!!! WOW!
  44. Re: Anybody know if a compressor regulator can be rebuilt/fixed

    I bought a generic one at Home Depot and it was "less than quality". I ended up buying one on Amazon that tied back to my Craftsman compressor and it was much better. As someone else said -...
  45. Re: Will A Vermeer 7" gas chipper do what it says?

    Many years ago I rented a Vermeer like that. I don't remember the size - I think it was a 10" or so. It took everything that I put in the chute. If I remember correctly, the feed kind of adjusted...
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    Re: Neighbors and favors.

    GREAT stories in this thread!! Some of them just make me shake my head when I read what some people will do in order to get a "favor". Here are a couple of my experiences....

    My first house was...
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    Re: Amish Question

    LOL!! Hadn't heard that one before!!
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    Re: Amish Question

    About 5 years ago I hired a contractor that used Amish crews. They did pretty good work (I did find some things that I made them go back and re-do) but I was surprised at a couple of things. ...
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    Re: Apple cider anyone?

    THANKS for the quick lesson! Three more questions (for now :))...

    1) how much yeast per gallon of cider
    1A) do you have a particular brand of yeast that you like

    2) How can you make it fizzy?...
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    Re: Apple cider anyone?

    How tough is it to make hard cider? I've bought the bottled stuff that is popular now, but wouldn't mind making my own. I have a big orchard up the road from me. They will sell unpasteurized cider...
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    Re: Am i the only one who loves woodworking?

    GREAT story! No, not being boastful at all.

    For those that don't remember, George Benson had a big hit with the song "On Broadway" back in the 80's.
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    Re: I hate vehicle shopping!

    I bought an '02 Wrangler in 2007 for $12,500. I think the sticker on it new was somewhere around $17k. About a month after I bought the Jeep I saw an '02 Range Rover on a dealer's lot (in FL) for...
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    Re: Am i the only one who loves woodworking?

    Super Nice!! I'm envious of you guys that can make something that nice!!
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    Re: lets discuss preps for disasters

    You'll never be wiped out with that kind of supply!! :laughing:





    I rotate five 20 lb tanks for my grill. I also have a couple of adapter hoses. My goal is to keep at least 3 full 20...
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    Re: Where are the boys?

    In my church confirmation class (41 years ago when I was in 7th grade) it was 11 girls... and me! :) The minister that led the class (now in his 80's) still remembered that (and chuckled about it!)...
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    Re: Wife shot another hog

    Too Cool!

    Eddie - you and Karen seem to have a GREAT LIFE!!! :thumbsup: Will you guys adopt me? :laughing::cool2:
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    Re: Wife shot another hog

    Karen looks pretty happy with her trophy!!

    Dumb question for ya - Will you turn that hog into sausage or will he just be buried and turned into fertilizer?

    Sweetie and I stayed at a B&B...
  58. Thread: Miter saws

    by mark02tj
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    Re: Miter saws

    I looked at the HF saw in the store before I bought my Craftsman. The bearings weren't nearly as smooth as a higher end saw. To me, the difference in price between the HF saw and the Black Friday...
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    Re: lets discuss preps for disasters

    If someone is really serious about wanting to package their own freeze-dried food, they can buy one of these.
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    Re: lets discuss preps for disasters

    Call around to various pharmacies and ask what the "cash price" is for a 30 or 90 day supply of your med is. You will be shocked to see the differences in prices between pharmacies. Also, check...
  61. Thread: Miter saws

    by mark02tj
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    Re: Miter saws

    I bought a 12" Craftsman a couple of years ago. It's worked well and has the laser guide. I also bought the portable saw stand. I'd wanted one of these setups for years. Now that I have it, I...
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    Re: lets discuss preps for disasters

    I've seen something similar before but I remember it being a lot more expensive. $25 including shipping (I'll have to check Amazon to see if it's "Prime") is a bargain! Might have to order a...
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    Re: Tipping etiquette...what would you do?

    I'd noticed it too and was going to mention something when I was writing my post, but that darned ADD.... hey, LOOK! Squirrel!! :laughing:
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    Re: Tipping etiquette...what would you do?

    You seem REALLY angry about your food experiences!! You must live a pretty blessed life if all you have to be upset about is the fact that you were brought sausage instead of bacon 20 years ago!! ...
  65. Thread: Gravely 5260

    by mark02tj
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    Re: Gravely 5260

    GravelyMan - Check out Richard's Gravely in Spencer, WV. There's a link in my post directly above this one. I needed new tires on my 5465 (very similar to your Commercial 12) and couldn't get the...
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    Re: Tipping etiquette...what would you do?

    Many years ago I knew a guy that managed a McDonald's. He used to say that it was amazing that people would buy a $20,000 car and expect problems but that they would complain about a $1.50 sandwich...
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    Re: Tipping etiquette...what would you do?

    When you do call, if you don't get any satisfaction from the manager, ask for his bosses name and phone number. That way you can pass it on up the food chain.
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    Re: Creating a Lake

    Eddie - I know you already know this, but you are truly blessed!! A great piece of property and a beautiful woman to share it with! You are truly living the dream!!

    I really like reading your...
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    Re: Tipping etiquette...what would you do?

    If this was the third time in a row that the exact same thing has happened at that restaurant... I think I'd find a new place to eat!! LOL!

    Was it the same server all three times? If so, the...
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    Re: Harvest in Western Ky

    Just curious what "normal yields" are for corn and beans?

    You're about 3 hours southwest of me (between Dayton and Cinci). Did you guys get a LOT of rain this year too? Did that affect the...
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    Re: Small RV furnace for cab heat.........

    I had one of those in a '69 WV van that I bought as a kid. Was always afraid to light it!!
  72. Re: Did something I have never done before yesterday.

    We have a ton of local police departments where I live. Years ago, I put all of the local non-emergency numbers into my contact list. I did it like this - "Z - City 1", "Z - City 2", "Z - City 3",...
  73. Thread: Monsanto

    by mark02tj
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    Re: Monsanto

    ABSOLUTELY agree, sseelhoff!! I am a complete Libertarian, free market guy, but that only works with ethics. Monsanto is known for suing farmers for pirating their GMO crops when a farmer is...
  74. Thread: Monsanto

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    Re: Monsanto

    ABSOLUTELY agree, sseelhoff!! I am a complete Libertarian, free market guy, but that only works with ethics. Monsanto is known for suing farmers for pirating their GMO crops when a farmer is...
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    Re: $400 Jeep wrangler for farm use yes or no?

    Post some pics!!
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    Re: Kubota's toughest job so far...

    Very sorry to hear about Echo. Losing a companion is always tough. But they bring us so much joy that we always go out and find a new companion after our loved ones pass on.
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    Re: Doctors retiring

    My primary doc was a sole practitioner and not affiliated with any of the hospital owned physician groups that are so common around here. He finally got fed up with paperwork, staffing, not making...
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    Re: $400 Jeep wrangler for farm use yes or no?

    I agree with the others - $400 for a running Jeep is a deal! But...

    I see you're in WI. Do you guys use salt on your roads like we do in OH? If so, check the frame for rust. Those old Wrangler...
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    Re: Extension cord repair.

    This. ^^^
  80. Re: Anyone else get confused operating different things?

    I do that ALL the time. My normal vehicles are both Jeeps with 5 speeds - one is a Wrangler, the other is a Cherokee. When I get into SWMBO's Durango, my left foot immediately hunts for the clutch....
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    Re: DIY Mechanic Mistakes

    This was not MY mistake, but I was the one that found it....

    Back when I was in high school and college I worked as a small engine mechanic (mowers, tillers, etc.). One day this very nice lady...
  82. Re: Small school in OK trying to raise funds for more equipment.

    Back to the top....

    Good for you for posting the link!!:thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
  83. Grapple Re: Looking for add on grapple for my 54 inch light duty bucket.

    I also have a Greens-Machine "Thumb". It works well for me!
  84. Re: Forecasters warn that "Godzilla El Nino" could hit U.S.

    1) Government Economist
    2) Professional Baseball Player (A .300 batting average is considered good. In other words, you get a hit less than 1 out of 3 times you're at bat - but you're still good!)...
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    Re: Favorite Stupid Craigslist Experiences

    x2 on that, BUT.... if your email is set up as "Joe Smith", occasionally you'll see your name in the "from" as the emails go back and forth. Also, if you have a "signature" that automatically goes...
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    Re: A Wake Up Call

    Agree - make the memories!!

    When I was married, my now-ex-wife rarely wanted to go anywhere. Before we were married, she claimed that she liked to go on vacation but afterwards... oh, well. We...
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    Re: Pole Bending, Fastest time amazing

    Pretty Cool!!
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    Re: A tombstone for Dash.

    Super job!!
  89. Re: Another Tespasser or someone lost...dog didn'

    I have two Dakota motion alarms. Like you, I have them give different tones so I know if they've passed Point A AND Point B. Works well for peace of mind!

    I talked to a tech guy at Dakota. They...
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    Re: Propane Prices

    WOW! You guys are paying less than $1 per gallon!! I understand that you're getting big tanks refilled, but I thought I was doing good getting my grill tanks refilled at TSC for $2.29 per gallon!!...
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    Re: Free standing fire pit and surrounds

    It's looking good!!

    It's a shame that the view off your deck is so horrible though. I'm bummed for ya! :laughing:
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    Re: A tombstone for Dash.

    Can't help with the tombstone (although I am definitely interested in the advice!), but I am sorry for your loss. Like someone else, your story brought tears to my eyes and the picture of Dash kept...
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    Re: Ex-Wife's Computer Hacked...

    Would reformatting the drive remove the root kit if one was installed?
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    Re: Ex-Wife's Computer Hacked...

    THANKS to all of you for the responses!!

    I'm going to go ahead and run the malware programs to see if anything is left on the system. If so, I'll clean it up and then I'm going to do a system...
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    Re: Anyone put two sump pumps in one basin?

    I don't have a sump pump, but I have seen "backup pumps" that run off the city water system if you're on city water. Rather than trying to explain it, here's a link to a company that makes them and...
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    Ex-Wife's Computer Hacked...

    I wasn't sure where else to post this but I know this forum gets a lot of traffic so here I am. :)

    Long story short - I got a panicked / frantic call from the ex-wife the other night. She had...
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    Re: Grid-tied solar mkII

    Saying "thank you" might have been nice. :confused3:
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    Re: Power Line Logging Project

    That's not a dumb question at all - I was wondering about the same thing. And, if so, what kind of 1099 (MISC?) and what box is the amount in?

    I would definitely recommend seeing a QUALIFIED CPA...
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    Putting in a gate - need some advice

    I want to put in a gate at the end of the driveway. Nothing fancy - probably just going with a 14' "farm gate" from the local feed store. We're just looking at something that will keep "explorers"...
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    Re: Redneck weed control

    NOPE! I have to agree with the guy that said it was a lot more work going from 1-2 than from 0-1. I said the same thing many years ago. Now mine are 22 and 24 so they're not quite as much work any...
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