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Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) Yesterday, 08:04 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,214
Posted By kmitchl
Look on the Silencer Talk forum for info on...

Look on the Silencer Talk forum for info on building your own suppressor. Step 1 in to file a form 1 and get the stamp.
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-08-2018, 08:41 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,413
Posted By kmitchl
I have a MS170. Does everything I need. Nice and...

I have a MS170. Does everything I need. Nice and light. A sharp chain makes all the difference. Buy a spare when you buy the saw.
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-14-2018, 06:06 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 637
Posted By kmitchl
A friend had a nice older Duramax that got enough...

A friend had a nice older Duramax that got enough water to get the carpets wet in Harvey. Insured with USAA. They totaled the truck but would not consider letting him keep it for the salvage value....
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-14-2018, 05:43 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 507
Posted By kmitchl
I did one project in Casper. I thought it was the...

I did one project in Casper. I thought it was the ugliest place I had ever been. That includes time spent in the primitive parts of Africa.
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 09-10-2018, 06:44 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,226
Posted By kmitchl
When I did something similar I found some thick...

When I did something similar I found some thick plastic tubing to slide over the u-bolts that worked well.
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-08-2018, 08:26 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 530
Posted By kmitchl
I skied all over Colorado and Utah. My first...

I skied all over Colorado and Utah. My first recommendation to us flatlanders is to look for a resort with the base below 8500 ft. Nothing worse than spending vacation time dealing with altitude...
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-08-2018, 08:08 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 366
Posted By kmitchl
I bought a $40 antenna with preamp from Amazon...

I bought a $40 antenna with preamp from Amazon and mounted it in the peak of the attic. The higher you mount the antenna the better the signal. It has worked well for us. The preamp has connections...
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-06-2018, 08:39 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 313
Posted By kmitchl
I’ve done the winch ups both with and without a...

I’ve done the winch ups both with and without a second snatch block. The single block makes for some tough cranking. The second snatch block makes for twice the turns the raise or lower. Even had...
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-05-2018, 06:41 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,023
Posted By kmitchl
Now that’s funny!

Now that’s funny!
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-05-2018, 06:33 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 26,225
Posted By kmitchl
Get rid of any food source for rats and mice....

Get rid of any food source for rats and mice. That includes any feed you put out, and any kitchen garbage. Feral cats do a good job of controlling the population. Animals dont have a refrigerator....
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-04-2018, 06:33 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,261
Posted By kmitchl
We have a set of Henkels that are 20 years old....

We have a set of Henkels that are 20 years old. Only one is still sharp to keep my wife out of the ER.
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-20-2018, 05:07 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 331
Posted By kmitchl
I have two Brother printers. They have always...

I have two Brother printers. They have always been good with customer support. Every now and again one will take a dump and disconnect from the network and will require some help to get it back on...
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-18-2018, 09:13 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,120
Posted By kmitchl
I use pecan for smoke and charcoal for heat. You...

I use pecan for smoke and charcoal for heat. You may find that the end of the smoke chamber near the fire box gets really hot. You will probably need some sort of baffle to cool it down.
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-16-2018, 09:23 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 2,993
Posted By kmitchl
We considered a RWCS for the house we just...

We considered a RWCS for the house we just completed. We have commercial water but it’s hard as nails and frequently has issues. For a 20,000 gal system was around $17,000. The rainwater is soft so...
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 08-16-2018, 09:09 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 6,048
Posted By kmitchl
I think you will find these things are game...

I think you will find these things are game changers for getting work done at a hunting camp.
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-16-2018, 08:53 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 670
Posted By kmitchl
Interesting. Last time I went to the state fair...

Interesting. Last time I went to the state fair (and only time) I had a small pocket knife that they would not allow me in with. Handgun OK? Knife not?
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 08-16-2018, 04:35 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 6,048
Posted By kmitchl
Is the issue with the center offset of the rims?...

Is the issue with the center offset of the rims? Ive actually mounted some rims with the valve stem to the inside to address this issue. A little awkward when you need to air up a tire but otherwise...
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-16-2018, 04:27 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,083
Posted By kmitchl
I got one in Magnolia for a right on red...

I got one in Magnolia for a right on red violation going east at 1488 and 1774. There is a sign idenfying the photo enforcement going west but not one going east. I see the west bound camera light up...
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-16-2018, 12:16 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,433
Posted By kmitchl
When we bought some land recently we placed a...

When we bought some land recently we placed a time limit on the seller to accept the offer. This keeps sellers from holding you hostage while they wait to see if a better offer comes in. If you...
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-13-2018, 08:53 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 2,993
Posted By kmitchl
A friend in Wimberley has a 20,000 gal storage...

A friend in Wimberley has a 20,000 gal storage tank and recovers water from his metal roof. There are two people in the house. He bought 2000 gallons of water when he moved in in 2008 and has never...
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-13-2018, 08:11 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 2,993
Posted By kmitchl
Using rainwater for household use is pretty...

Using rainwater for household use is pretty common in the Hill Country. I don't know where you are located but Texas A&M has a lot of information on how to size systems and predict the amount...
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-13-2018, 07:56 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,035
Posted By kmitchl
I just went through the sprinkler quiz. I tried...

I just went through the sprinkler quiz. I tried the tripod mounted impulse, and spot sprinklers. I ended up with the oscillating sprinklers because they work well with square areas where everthing...
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 08-13-2018, 07:42 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,564
Posted By kmitchl
Nice job on the table. I absolutely avoid Rose...

Nice job on the table. I absolutely avoid Rose Steel since I saw a guy pay for some aluminum which was being sold by weight and the scale was not zeroed out. They were upset with me when I told the...
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-10-2018, 05:50 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 678
Posted By kmitchl
The guys that built my cabinets used a Bosch...

The guys that built my cabinets used a Bosch corded jig saw. They tried a different brand but took it back and replaced it with another Bosch. I don’t use one enough to wear one out in this lifetime....
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-07-2018, 06:47 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 847
Posted By kmitchl
Might try putting some oil on the shaft. That...

Might try putting some oil on the shaft. That usually works for us. The corn dust gets in the bearings and drags them down.
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-06-2018, 12:31 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 132
Posted By kmitchl
Go to mudthrowers.com. They list the replacement...

Go to mudthrowers.com. They list the replacement ITP wheels. Lookup the specs on the ITP wheels and they will give you the offset. Should give you what you need to select new rims.
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-04-2018, 09:04 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 541
Posted By kmitchl
We had AT&T for a number of years. We moved and...

We had AT&T for a number of years. We moved and the cell service was poor on a good day. Some days no cell service at all. When we called them they would admit that they had several towers down but...
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-03-2018, 06:23 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 541
Posted By kmitchl
I got rid of Dish about six months ago. Was a...

I got rid of Dish about six months ago. Was a painful experience. They wanted to charge me around $400 for an early termination fee. Claimed that a service call a few months back to replace a...
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 08-02-2018, 04:44 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,612
Posted By kmitchl
All the framers on my house used Hitachi. I have...

All the framers on my house used Hitachi. I have a Harbor Freight. The difference IMO is you can get parts for a 20 YO Hitachi. You can’t get parts for a five YO HF.
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-01-2018, 06:38 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 686
Posted By kmitchl
Six months ago I paid $2.50/ sq ft with me...

Six months ago I paid $2.50/ sq ft with me furnishing the materials.
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 07-31-2018, 08:27 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,080
Posted By kmitchl
I don’t know about others but were I selling a...

I don’t know about others but were I selling a firearm knowing the buyer has a LTC means that at least at one point he was not a felon and could legally own a firearm. I would not want to sell to a...
Forum: Around the Campfire 07-30-2018, 09:09 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 440
Posted By kmitchl
I have something similar in Montgomery that I am...

I have something similar in Montgomery that I am finishing out. Start with a drawing of what you want if you don't already have one. If you are looking for someone to come in and turnkey the job to...
Forum: Around the Campfire 07-30-2018, 07:13 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 279
Posted By kmitchl
I was a HP victim for years and finally realized...

I was a HP victim for years and finally realized they will give you the printer if they can sell you the ink. I now have two Brother printers. Other than an occasional disconnect from my network they...
Forum: Around the Campfire 07-29-2018, 08:03 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,302
Posted By kmitchl
I like the Kershaw Leek models because I can open...

I like the Kershaw Leek models because I can open with one hand. They do lock.
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 07-28-2018, 12:04 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,699
Posted By kmitchl
Agree on the floor plugs. Seems like wherever...

Agree on the floor plugs. Seems like wherever they are they are not in the right place. I assume you are putting your breaker panel outside? What about phone and internet connections? If you are...
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 07-27-2018, 09:39 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,699
Posted By kmitchl
Nice plan. A few items you might consider ...

Nice plan. A few items you might consider

Where is the HVAC air handler going and how will you access for filter changes?
When they pour the slab pour a pad for the HVAC but don’t connect it to...
Forum: Around the Campfire 07-27-2018, 09:12 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,425
Posted By kmitchl
Only two in a month. We get more like two in a...

Only two in a month. We get more like two in a week. Plus the scorpions.
Forum: Around the Campfire 07-26-2018, 09:52 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 2,716
Posted By kmitchl
During hunting season we try to use the crock pot...

During hunting season we try to use the crock pot for the evening meal. Load it up midday and let it cook on low. When we come in it’s ready to eat. If anyone has an animal to take care of they can...
Forum: Around the Campfire 07-26-2018, 05:30 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 654
Posted By kmitchl
I used treated but used three horizontal rails to...

I used treated but used three horizontal rails to manage the warping. That was around -2–5 years ago. Still looked good when I sold.
Forum: Around the Campfire 07-26-2018, 05:24 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,318
Posted By kmitchl
The whole 59 corridor to the state line is one...

The whole 59 corridor to the state line is one big speed trap. Panola county around Carthage is really bad.
Forum: Around the Campfire 07-26-2018, 05:02 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 4,919
Posted By kmitchl
I bought a Ferris IS600Z 52 cut with Kawasaki...

I bought a Ferris IS600Z 52 cut with Kawasaki engine primarily because it was the only one I found that has a spring and shock suspension. I did not want the get my lower back pounded while I mow...
Forum: Around the Campfire 07-22-2018, 08:12 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,791
Posted By kmitchl
These are some pooping machines. Evict them from...

These are some pooping machines. Evict them from your attic before you have to deal with the consequences.
Forum: Around the Campfire 07-09-2018, 06:23 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,063
Posted By kmitchl
I bought nothing but Die Hard Gold for years....

I bought nothing but Die Hard Gold for years. IIRC at one time they had a five year warranty. Checked recently when I needed a battery. Now they have a three year warranty. Not pro-rated after three...
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 07-06-2018, 07:53 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 6,343
Posted By kmitchl
Im a little late to this discussion but thought...

Im a little late to this discussion but thought I would comment on the ATV tire versus highway tires. In my experience the ATV tires do a better job of dampening out the bouncing. You can adjust the...
Forum: Around the Campfire 07-05-2018, 10:44 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 339
Posted By kmitchl
If you plan to chamber barrels through the...

If you plan to chamber barrels through the headstock look for a lathe with a short headstock. I use a 1440 Jet but to chamber anything shorter than 26
I have to use a few tricks. The Grizzly...
Forum: Around the Campfire 06-30-2018, 05:27 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 937
Posted By kmitchl
Put treated on the trailer I built back in the...

Put treated on the trailer I built back in the mid 80’s. Have not touched it since. Always stored outdoors. IIRC the last board was driven with a sledge to keep the gaps to a minimum when it dried. ��
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 06-28-2018, 05:53 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,094
Posted By kmitchl
This is the best idea. IDPA always seems to have...

This is the best idea. IDPA always seems to have local interpretations of the rules that change from club to club. There is no consistency from one match to the next. A lot of the ROs seem to enjoy...
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 06-28-2018, 03:53 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 824
Posted By kmitchl
I used the torsion axles on three trailers and...

I used the torsion axles on three trailers and used a straight axle on one. All are setup with ATV tires. The ATV tires and geometry between the load and the axle/tires seems to have more influence...
Forum: Around the Campfire 06-27-2018, 09:02 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,206
Posted By kmitchl
I had a contractor tell me that since I was there...

I had a contractor tell me that since I was there every day I should have caught the screw ups before they happened. When I told him it was his job to QC his work he hung up on me.
Forum: Around the Campfire 06-27-2018, 11:27 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,206
Posted By kmitchl
And you should plan to commit 100% of your...

And you should plan to commit 100% of your available time to monitoring the subs. I completed my house a few months ago. I no longer have a day job so was able to be onsite almost every day. Even...
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