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  1. EddieWalker

    Akita Pool

    First test run of the fountain had mixed results. The flow is a little slow with just the water filling it up, but when the pool was full, and the pump was turned on, it was just too much pressure. I drilled 3 quarter inch holes in each of the three copper pipes for the water to come out...
  2. EddieWalker

    My Industrial Cabin Build

    I didn't realize that the seen between the roof panels and wall panels had gaps in them. Watching your video really shows it clearly.
  3. EddieWalker

    Akita Pool

    Thank you. I really like that it's small enough to drain and not stress over what the water costs to fill it again. We only keep it full for about 4 months, if that, and it's nice to have it look nice when it's empty. I just need to focus on finishing the tile once summer ends!!!!
  4. EddieWalker

    Wooden bridge for 2000# tractor to cross creek

    You really want the tires of the tractor to be directly over the 6x12 beams. If you can move your beams, then using 2x6's again should be fine. The only issue with the 2x6's is there isn't any support for them between the span of the beams, so there will be a lot of flex when walking across...
  5. EddieWalker

    Akita Pool

    Seems like when I plan on working on the pool, something else comes up that has to be done, and the pool has to wait. I don't really have time to work on it now, but I've been storing every rock that I've ever found on my land in an area that I need to clean up for another big project that I...
  6. EddieWalker

    AC Thermostat question

    Thank you for your advice and suggesting Aprilaire. I ordered it from Amazon and it arrived yesterday. It took a lot longer to get here then expected, but that seems to be the new normal for a lot of things. Installation was pretty simple. Almost instantly, we noticed a huge difference...
  7. EddieWalker

    Swimming Pool options

    This is what I'm leaning towards and using bromine. I have a hot tub and chlorine makes my skin feel itchy afterwards. Because of the dogs, we where thinking that we had to go with salt water for their safety, but after we now realize that we where being overly cautious and there isn't any...
  8. EddieWalker

    My Industrial Cabin Build

    Ladders scare me too!!! I'm at the point where I refuse to take on jobs that require too much ladder work, or going up 2 stories. Back when I was barely a teenager, I remember racing my brothers on who was fastest getting up on the second story when helping my parents roof one of their...
  9. EddieWalker

    Case Farmall 75A review

    That ditch mower is really cool. I bet it would be awesome around the pond. I'll have to look for video of it on youtube.
  10. EddieWalker

    Swimming Pool options

    Other projects keep getting pushed ahead of this. We use it unfinished because it holds water and it's really nice when it's hot out, but finding the time to work on it just isn't there. On the bright side, I now have a really nice fence around the vegetable garden and the dog yard has 3...
  11. EddieWalker

    Gas powered water pump questions

    If you go with a gasoline powered pump, you will have to put the pump next to the pond. Your suction hose is probably only going to be 10 feet long. Longer will cost more money, but the amount of water you will be able to pull out of the pump will decrease with a longer suction pipe. This is...
  12. EddieWalker

    Dog pics

    Matsu right after coming home from a show. He hasn't had enough time to get dirty yet. Kenshi is one of Matsu's daughters. She will be 16 months old on the 19th. She isn't show quality, but we consider her to be very important in keeping the others in shape. She wants to play all the time...
  13. EddieWalker

    New House Build in WV

    First time that I've ever seen a recessed box used for a toilet water supply. Is that common where you live?
  14. EddieWalker

    Out of the norm question

    I've been renting towable manlifts from Home Depot for quite a few years no. They had a Genie that I really liked, but now they have a JLG, that I don't care for. It's all in the controls, and Genie was night and day easier to operate. Just more natural feeling to me. I have a 2wd F150 that...
  15. EddieWalker

    Any idea of how close "Tractor House" prices are to reality?

    I think they it's a good reference point. My goal is to eventually buy a cab tractor and 15 foot batwing. I watch what's out there just to get an idea of what I want. Some of the tractors that catch my eye don't seem to last very long. My only guess is that they where bought by somebody...
  16. EddieWalker

    Zero turn recommendations.

    Why do you think I have sandy soil? It's all very hard packed red clay here. In summer, it will get so hard that my full sized backhoe will have trouble getting through it. My first dozer was a Deere 450G and it couldn't get through it, so I bought a Case 1550, which can. 80 hp...
  17. EddieWalker

    Zero turn recommendations.

    Every two months they are so worn down that they start to leave rows of grass that isn't cut quite as low as the rest of the grass. My good grass is Bermuda and it cuts cleanly and easily. My bad grass is Bahia, and it has a woody stalk that wears out the metal on my blades very quickly...
  18. EddieWalker

    Tracking App for your Phone

    My wife drives to Houston a couple times a month for dog shows, and she will also drive several hours to other locations for dog shows. If I do not hear from her, and she does not answer the phone, I want to know where to start looking. As a Contractor,I get calls from people several times a...
  19. EddieWalker

    Tracking App for your Phone

    I'm trying to do this with Google Maps. I sent her a request, but her I phone doesn't use Google maps, so she will have to add that and hopefully we will be able to figure it out.
  20. EddieWalker

    Zero turn recommendations.

    I have a Scag Wildcat with a Kawasaki 26hp engine that has a 60 inch cut. The seat is super comfortable and when it's running, it's amazing. I bought it brand new and for the first couple of years, it was flawless. Super easy to change the blades, plenty of power and the cut was perfect...
  21. EddieWalker

    County Road Easement Cleanup

    I'm always amazed at how much effort and money is spent in keeping the sides of the roads maintained. 4th of July is when the big push for mowing begins along the roads. We had the 8th wettest May on record and it's gonna be a lot of work to get it all under control!!!
  22. EddieWalker

    Landscapes

    What lake is this? Love the mountains in the background!!!
  23. EddieWalker

    Finally started building the barn

    Gonna be a lot of stuff in there by then!!!!!
  24. EddieWalker

    Finally started building the barn

    Nice choice of colors. It's a great looking building. What are you going to do for the floor?
  25. EddieWalker

    Running Power to Detached Garage

    I disagree with running Cat5 or any other internet type cable to a barn. What would you use it for? I use my phone if I need to look something up right away, but if I'm doing something and I get lost, I'll walk back to my main computer and search for a youtube video of how to do it. I really...
  26. EddieWalker

    Anyone successfully gotten rid of Bermuda through tillage?

    I spray with roundup and then cover with 4 inches of mulch for walkways around my raised beds.
  27. EddieWalker

    Running Power to Detached Garage

    Why is it Code to put the panel outside the house?
  28. EddieWalker

    Finally started building the barn

    You got lucky having the power pole so close to the build site!!!!!
  29. EddieWalker

    Is this house falling into the ocean?

    I'm surprised that they are on a slab foundation, and it's not pier and beam.
  30. EddieWalker

    Is this house falling into the ocean?

    Thanks, I got my Presidents mixed up.
  31. EddieWalker

    Is this house falling into the ocean?

    I moved to Texas in 2002. Before that, I lived in the SF Bay Area. If you built houses in the 80's, then you know how poorly they where built. Everything about them is substandard to what is being built today. I'm also sure that you know that the big changes to Code happened in the 90's...
  32. EddieWalker

    AC Thermostat question

    I have PRO T855 thermostat for my HVAC system. It's been replaced twice and it's not working again. I'm tired of them replacing it with the exact same thing. The first two times it was under warrantee. Now it's gonna cost me. I might complain enough to get them to do it again for free, but...
  33. EddieWalker

    Is this house falling into the ocean?

    More movement then most houses, but it doesn't look like panic time yet. Probably never. The 80's where probably the worse decade for homes. Carter created the EPA and they forced everybody to start all over in how the manufactured stuff. It wasn't until some time in the 90's that they...
  34. EddieWalker

    Saplings and brush around pond banks. Suggestions?

    No death threats from me, even though I disagree. By leaving those areas to grow wild, you are creating an un natural habitat compared to what would be growing there if humans had never been part of the equation. Most of our habitat has been modified to the point that it's very hard to...
  35. EddieWalker

    Tracking App for your Phone

    She has Apple with AT&T, I have a Samsung with Verizon. One works in some places, where the other doesn't.
  36. EddieWalker

    Tracking App for your Phone

    My wife and I have been thinking that we need a way to be able to find each other if there is an emergency. Might also need this for my parents as they get older too. The main reason for this is that she drives a long way to drop off and pick up our show dogs. If something happened along...
  37. EddieWalker

    Best inexpensive tool cabinet?

    I'm a contractor, so my most used drill bits are in a case behind my passenger seat in my truck. But all other drill bits go inside a plastic Bosch corded drill case. I have a similar problem finding the right drill bit for what I'm doing inside that case, but not so bad that I had to walk out...
  38. EddieWalker

    Circle Driveway or No?

    If I could, I would. Currently, when a big truck comes into my place, it has to drive past my house and turn around in my pasture. It's not fenced yet, but when I fence it in, I'll have to have them turn around before they get to my house, which will probably require some backing up to...
  39. EddieWalker

    Saplings and brush around pond banks. Suggestions?

    I mow as close as I can to the waters edge with my 6ft rotary cutter and 35hp 4x4 tractor. A couple times a year I will get stuck and have to pull myself out with my backhoe. When I'm smart, I wait until the middle of summer to mow real close to the water, when the ground is hard enough to...
  40. EddieWalker

    Ground Beams and pouring a new slab next to an existing one.

    I misunderstood the thickness of your pad and assumed you meant 4 inches thick since there is no such thing as a 5 inch board to form a slab and most people just say the thickness of the lumber used to build the forms, even though in reality, it's half an inch less.
  41. EddieWalker

    Ground Beams and pouring a new slab next to an existing one.

    Your chairs are too tall for a 3 1/2 inch thick pad and half inch rebar. The bottom 3rd is where you get the maximum strength from rebar, but of it's dead center in the middle of the pad, it will still work just fine. Higher in the pad is not a good thing.
  42. EddieWalker

    Ground Beams and pouring a new slab next to an existing one.

    Here in Tyler, where we have very and stable red clay, the footings are generally a foot deep and a foot wide. Beams are not the same as footings. Footings are where the load of the building rests. Beams tie to footing together so the slab is reinforced. Beams can be limited to just one...
  43. EddieWalker

    Best inexpensive tool cabinet?

    I had a Craftsman rolling toolbox a few decades ago and it was OK. I wouldn't buy anything Craftsman today. I did not like having my tools in there. I tend to put things down and forget where I put them, so I was always looking for my tools. When I built my current shop, I remembered that...
  44. EddieWalker

    New garage time!

    Appreciate the update.
  45. EddieWalker

    Dog pics

    Matsu is now ranked the number 5 Akita in the nation. I'm not allowed to post pictures of him on FB anymore until they have been approved by everyone else. We have a few mentors that are kind of radical in what is a good picture, and what isn't. I love this picture of him, but they said NOOOO!!!!
  46. EddieWalker

    New House Build in WA

    Love to look of trusses all lined up!!!!
  47. EddieWalker

    My Industrial Cabin Build

    That helicopter would have been really something to see in person!!!!!
  48. EddieWalker

    Identify this PHD please.

    The Danuser is a commercial post hole digger, and the Countyline is more of a hobby, part time unit. You got a really good deal on yours!!!
  49. EddieWalker

    Need ideas for dog proof fence

    When one of my girls goes into heat, the boy will do almost anything to get to her. I've built the fence as solid as possible, but he will dig, or just keep jumping on it to weaken it. When I added a hot wire, his attitude changed dramatically. He still wants into the area that the girl is...
  50. EddieWalker

    You're top three YouTube people that you watch

    My wife has a 2016 Town and Country mini van that the radiator fan stopped working. With all the electronics in there, I wasn't sure where to look for the problem, so I went on Youtube and searched for "Fan not working" type videos on Chrysler and Dodge mini vans. There was a bunch of videos...
 
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