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Forum: Around the Campfire 05-20-2018, 04:56 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,329
Posted By Ryanm
I have a pellet and love it. Also use a Webber...

I have a pellet and love it. Also use a Webber for searing, usually steaks.

I know a few people with the eggs. They both had to add the electronic controllers to make it more convenient on long...
Forum: Around the Campfire 05-01-2018, 07:33 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,700
Posted By Ryanm
My F150 does it. It scares people that ride with...

My F150 does it. It scares people that ride with me, but I barely notice it.

If it saves me on fuel, I don't see the down side. It can always be turned off if it gets annoying in stop and go...
Forum: Around the Campfire 04-30-2018, 06:30 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 649
Posted By Ryanm
Solder and heat shrink is the way to go. LED...

Solder and heat shrink is the way to go. LED lights are a must..

Grote makes lights for semi trailers. They are about as good as it gets. You can buy them online or one of the semi trailer part...
Forum: Around the Campfire 04-23-2018, 10:20 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,388
Posted By Ryanm
It's good stuff. Just needs paint every 10-15...

It's good stuff. Just needs paint every 10-15 years to look good. I wouldn't want any other product on my house. That I know of anyways.

I'm not working construction these days, but I've...
Forum: Around the Campfire 03-18-2018, 07:33 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,454
Posted By Ryanm
Webber is way to go for charcoal. Great product...

Webber is way to go for charcoal. Great product for the money. Make sure you get the type that has a bucket under the kettle for ash. Makes it easy to clean it out.

I also have a pellet grill for...
Forum: Around the Campfire 03-12-2018, 01:57 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 4,004
Posted By Ryanm
Sounds like your boss was being a bit greedy...

Sounds like your boss was being a bit greedy here. I don't blame you for seeking other employment and I hope you find it.

Maybe you just need to find a more honest dealership/shop. There are some...
Forum: Around the Campfire 03-03-2018, 01:11 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 4,004
Posted By Ryanm
This is going to be an unpopular opinion... Why...

This is going to be an unpopular opinion... Why was it not discussed with the customer that there would be a fee to diagnose the problem? Most shops have a standard rate for this... If the customer...
Forum: Around the Campfire 02-16-2018, 10:58 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 3,701
Posted By Ryanm
Mine cleared, no issue Sent from my Nexus 6P...

Mine cleared, no issue

Sent from my Nexus 6P using Tapatalk
Forum: Around the Campfire 02-10-2018, 07:21 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 3,701
Posted By Ryanm
Just receive my rebate for some 9mm ammo...

Just receive my rebate for some 9mm ammo purchased around Christmas. I was wondering if the check would clear... :)
Forum: Around the Campfire 02-10-2018, 07:13 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 3,960
Posted By Ryanm
Also weird that a carbon monoxide detector was...

Also weird that a carbon monoxide detector was not in a high end home.... accidents happen though. Sounds like a terrible loss for their family.
Forum: Around the Campfire 02-10-2018, 09:39 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 769
Posted By Ryanm
Nice feature, which bank?

Nice feature, which bank?
Forum: Around the Campfire 02-09-2018, 09:35 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,360
Posted By Ryanm
Hitachi is what I used when I framed for a...

Hitachi is what I used when I framed for a living... I have dropped one of these off a roof more times than I care to admit and they still keep hammering away. You will not find a better deal than...
Forum: Around the Campfire 02-09-2018, 08:23 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 769
Posted By Ryanm
Yes, but getting my card 3 times in less than 2...

Yes, but getting my card 3 times in less than 2 months?? In the past 16 years of having multiple cards, this has never happened. Maybe my luck finally turned? Once I have access to my account again,...
Forum: Around the Campfire 02-09-2018, 07:09 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 769
Posted By Ryanm
Kinda hard to identify the "bad" transactions...

Kinda hard to identify the "bad" transactions since they are mostly in Houston (other than the one caught in FL). I travel all over the city for business..I don't really want my card declined every...
Forum: Around the Campfire 02-09-2018, 06:54 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 769
Posted By Ryanm
Fortunately I haven't had to pay any of the...

Fortunately I haven't had to pay any of the charges. CC company clears them right away.. It's more of an annoyance that either someone around me or somewhere I shop is ripping off my card.
Forum: Around the Campfire 02-09-2018, 06:36 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 769
Posted By Ryanm
Credit Card Theft

Mid December someone got their hands on my credit card number and must have made a card to make a bunch of purchases around Houston. They started with a few small purchases and within 2 days racked...
Forum: Around the Campfire 02-01-2018, 07:41 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,062
Posted By Ryanm
I did some research when one of my hot water...

I did some research when one of my hot water heater tanks developed a leak right after Harvey. I really wanted to go tankless. I have two tanks, one feeds the other and zero issues with running out...
Forum: Around the Campfire 01-28-2018, 10:13 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 569
Posted By Ryanm
This is a great idea! I wish my parents taught me...

This is a great idea! I wish my parents taught me how to invest in stocks/funds when I was younger. I always put money in a savings account and basically lost money by the time you count inflation......
Forum: Around the Campfire 01-26-2018, 06:32 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 584
Posted By Ryanm
I wouldn't refer to this as a hot shot service....

I wouldn't refer to this as a hot shot service. You're looking for a car hauler. I would call some moving companies and see what they can do. People moving cross country often ship their cars and...
Forum: Around the Campfire 01-26-2018, 05:20 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 853
Posted By Ryanm
Unfortunately this is common in sales. My days...

Unfortunately this is common in sales. My days are usually dictated on how well my operations team performs. Fortunately I have more good days than bad, but the bad days can be......
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 01-10-2018, 06:26 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,341
Posted By Ryanm
I have the VX3i 3.5-10X40mm CDS. Haven't ordered...

I have the VX3i 3.5-10X40mm CDS. Haven't ordered the CDS yet , need to find the "perfect" round first. The scope is awesome, I'm sure the 50mm version is even better. Great low light visibility.
Forum: Around the Campfire 01-01-2018, 10:25 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 3,532
Posted By Ryanm
I've made three cross country moves with my...

I've made three cross country moves with my family and I'll probably end up moving again some day. I understand how difficult this decision can be. I don't regret any of our moves, but they can be...
Forum: Around the Campfire 01-01-2018, 10:55 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,845
Posted By Ryanm
Depends on the situation. Giving 2 weeks notice...

Depends on the situation. Giving 2 weeks notice is the right thing to do. It's up to the employer on how to proceed.

If I have someone going to a competitor, they are asked to leave immediately. ...
Forum: Around the Campfire 12-26-2017, 06:55 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,092
Posted By Ryanm
This. It's hard for me to find something...

This.

It's hard for me to find something more addictive than slamming crappie on the ice. You will be fully vested quickly. Have fun!!
Forum: Around the Campfire 12-26-2017, 11:10 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,370
Posted By Ryanm
Cool idea! Is that a working tap so you can try...

Cool idea! Is that a working tap so you can try it at any given time?
Forum: Around the Campfire 12-26-2017, 09:26 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 2,086
Posted By Ryanm
As others have mentioned, both need power to...

As others have mentioned, both need power to operate. The big advantage of pellets is that the heat is generated by the wood pellets vs. The electric element on a electric smoker. IMO the wood...
Forum: Around the Campfire 12-25-2017, 06:46 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 2,086
Posted By Ryanm
Do not buy a Bradley with the puck system. Pucks...

Do not buy a Bradley with the puck system. Pucks are hard to find when you're in a pinch, unless you live next to Cabelas. Also, the feeder system is known for several flaws. I know from experience. ...
Forum: Around the Campfire 12-23-2017, 09:59 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 5,861
Posted By Ryanm
Not an expert here, but I would call the company...

Not an expert here, but I would call the company first. My guess is that they would rather deal directly with you and the neighbor rather than a government agency. If that fails, looks like you have...
Forum: Around the Campfire 12-18-2017, 09:01 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,854
Posted By Ryanm
Tailgates get stolen on a regular basis around...

Tailgates get stolen on a regular basis around Houston. As tempting as it may be to save some money, try to stay away from Craigslist or eBay. There's a good chance you're giving your money to a...
Forum: Around the Campfire 12-17-2017, 10:23 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 3,285
Posted By Ryanm
If you're going to only have one card, do not...

If you're going to only have one card, do not choose American Express.. I used to have one and found once a week or so, I'd run into a place that didn't except it. Visa or MasterCard is the way to...
Forum: Around the Campfire 12-17-2017, 03:52 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 3,285
Posted By Ryanm
X2

X2
Forum: Around the Campfire 12-17-2017, 10:17 AM
Replies: 144
Views: 9,504
Posted By Ryanm
Their website says 10% on guns and ammo, how did...

Their website says 10% on guns and ammo, how did you get 25%?
Forum: Around the Campfire 12-17-2017, 07:40 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,109
Posted By Ryanm
Go talk to a few banks about an SBA loan if you...

Go talk to a few banks about an SBA loan if you can't tap personal equity. You may want to start putting together a business plan before meeting with them.

Also, you may want to put a lot of room...
Forum: Around the Campfire 12-17-2017, 12:07 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,109
Posted By Ryanm
Is this going to be your primary income source...

Is this going to be your primary income source when you open?

Will $5-8k completely tap your savings?

I would not look at a business partner unless it were an established franchise situation....
Forum: Around the Campfire 12-14-2017, 06:51 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 3,759
Posted By Ryanm
Curious what the new pricing is going to be. If...

Curious what the new pricing is going to be. If they don't come close to the original offer, there's no chance I will reorder and they lost a customer for life. I doubt they care though..

With...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 12-13-2017, 08:54 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 390
Posted By Ryanm
I have one in 3.5x10 and I love it. Recently put...

I have one in 3.5x10 and I love it. Recently put it on my new x-bolt 30-06. Just need to order the CDS.
Forum: Around the Campfire 12-11-2017, 09:52 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,398
Posted By Ryanm
Why not smoke it over night and throw it in a...

Why not smoke it over night and throw it in a cooler Sunday morning? They are usually better if they "rest" for several hours anyway. You can add a heating pad to the cooler to buy yourself some...
Forum: Around the Campfire 12-10-2017, 09:44 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,580
Posted By Ryanm
Nice! Pretty sure I was wearing the same hat when...

Nice! Pretty sure I was wearing the same hat when I shot my first deer. Brought back some memories! :)
Forum: Around the Campfire 12-10-2017, 09:15 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 714
Posted By Ryanm
I always figured, if the deer was out of sight,...

I always figured, if the deer was out of sight, why sit and wait. It's not going to hurt anything to go check out your arrow or find the start of the blood trail.

If you're gun hunting, I suppose...
Forum: Around the Campfire 12-10-2017, 05:37 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 714
Posted By Ryanm
Blood Trails

Some basic info, but I thought it was interesting. I always thought waiting in your stand after a shot had it's down sides.

...
Forum: Around the Campfire 12-09-2017, 01:56 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,119
Posted By Ryanm
Mak Haik in Pasadena is 100x better than Planet...

Mak Haik in Pasadena is 100x better than Planet Ford as far as service goes. I haven't purchased a vehicle there yet, but imo if they take care of people on the service side, sales is usually on the...
Forum: Around the Campfire 12-07-2017, 10:55 PM
Replies: 190
Views: 4,461
Posted By Ryanm
Below zero in Michigan. I suggest several layers,...

Below zero in Michigan. I suggest several layers, quality long underwear (I prefer thick fleece) and lots of hand/toe warmers. I always try to over dress, it's easy to unzip your coat when walking to...
Forum: Around the Campfire 12-07-2017, 10:49 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 186
Posted By Ryanm
Have you checked the tension on the springs? You...

Have you checked the tension on the springs? You can do this by releasing the "trolley" and manually opening the door. Should be relatively easy to open.

When I had one of the springs break, it...
Forum: Around the Campfire 12-07-2017, 07:28 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 7,094
Posted By Ryanm
Backordered

Backordered
Forum: Around the Campfire 12-06-2017, 06:58 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 450
Posted By Ryanm
This depends on how much time you want to spend...

This depends on how much time you want to spend managing the account. Also, how knowledgeable you are about the market.

ETF = Low fees but require some management unless you just dump it into a...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 12-04-2017, 09:12 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 419
Posted By Ryanm
I was just thinking the same thing about...

I was just thinking the same thing about trees/birds. Great idea!
Forum: Around the Campfire 12-04-2017, 08:41 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 786
Posted By Ryanm
Sorry if you don't like my response. Many handy...

Sorry if you don't like my response. Many handy men are licensed as well. Not saying I would have major work done by one, but the guy is obviously looking to save money here..
Forum: Around the Campfire 12-04-2017, 08:10 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,075
Posted By Ryanm
I read a theory that during a full moon, deer can...

I read a theory that during a full moon, deer can easily chow down all night. Since they are not as hungry early morning they tend to bed down before day break. Without their usual late morning...
Forum: Around the Campfire 12-04-2017, 06:48 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 786
Posted By Ryanm
I have delt with my share of shady AC techs... at...

I have delt with my share of shady AC techs... at least he didn't try to talk you into a whole new system. Good thing is you now know the problem, call around to a few places and see what they would...
Forum: Around the Campfire 12-01-2017, 08:58 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,304
Posted By Ryanm
Providing for a family financially is great....

Providing for a family financially is great. Every man should certainly make this a priority. Unfortunately for you, it's only part of being a parent. If you're committed to this family, you need to...
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