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Forum: Around the Campfire 07-09-2018, 06:23 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,003
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: 6,150
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: 315
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: 892
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: 1,028
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: 716
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: 1,166
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: 1,166
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...
Forum: Around the Campfire 06-26-2018, 09:00 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,166
Posted By kmitchl
Very revealing. Looks like I chose the right time...

Very revealing. Looks like I chose the right time to build.
Forum: Around the Campfire 06-26-2018, 08:39 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,166
Posted By kmitchl
I ordered my framing package in November 2016....

I ordered my framing package in November 2016. Paid $9.50 for 7/16 OSB. Three moths later it was $12.50/sheet. Not sure why lumber prices are going crazy.
Forum: Around the Campfire 06-26-2018, 08:33 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 507
Posted By kmitchl
I use the Koplin gun boot. Does and excellent job...

I use the Koplin gun boot. Does and excellent job of protecting my rifle.
Forum: Around the Campfire 06-26-2018, 08:30 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 551
Posted By kmitchl
I watched the painters on the house I just...

I watched the painters on the house I just competed. The airless sprayer was like painting with a fire hose but the overpspray was minimal. They shot stain lacquer oil base and latex.
Forum: Around the Campfire 06-26-2018, 07:32 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 551
Posted By kmitchl
Do the HF sprayers take the Grayco tips?

Do the HF sprayers take the Grayco tips?
Forum: Around the Campfire 06-26-2018, 11:40 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 551
Posted By kmitchl
Airless Sprayer?

Anyone have experience with some of the cost effective airless sprayers? HF, Grayco, etc. I dont need one badly enough to drop a grand but would use one from time to time.
Forum: Around the Campfire 06-26-2018, 05:46 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,819
Posted By kmitchl
Without attending the trial we only hear what the...

Without attending the trial we only hear what the news media wants us to hear and from some of the comments on here some heard different news than others. Regardless, unless the attorneys agreed to...
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 06-25-2018, 06:35 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 716
Posted By kmitchl
Northern Tool sells a number of trailer axle...

Northern Tool sells a number of trailer axle components. Ive used their torsion axles ( $170/pair plus hubs $100/pair) for ATV trailers. Have also bought their axle stubs ($20 each) and provided my...
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 06-25-2018, 06:10 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,728
Posted By kmitchl
Your Honda rims are probably a 4/110 bolt...

Your Honda rims are probably a 4/110 bolt pattern. That is 4 bolts on a 110 mm bolt circle. Most of the trailer hubs Ive worked with are 4/4 which is 4 bolts on a 4 inch bolt circle. So the Honda...
Forum: Around the Campfire 06-23-2018, 08:37 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 645
Posted By kmitchl
What he said. Sounds like the meat is too stiff.

What he said. Sounds like the meat is too stiff.
Forum: Around the Campfire 06-20-2018, 06:35 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 535
Posted By kmitchl
I bought my 12x14 roll up with insulation. Also...

I bought my 12x14 roll up with insulation. Also came with brush seals. The R value is very small but it seems to help.
Forum: Around the Campfire 06-18-2018, 05:56 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,157
Posted By kmitchl
Can’t speak to the 500 but my 700-2 has been...

Can’t speak to the 500 but my 700-2 has been flawless for 600 hours.
Forum: Around the Campfire 06-17-2018, 10:22 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 437
Posted By kmitchl
The drill chuck should be a Jacobs taper. The...

The drill chuck should be a Jacobs taper. The chuck should be marked with the correct Jacobs taper. It will be JT followed by one or two numbers.
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 06-14-2018, 08:40 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,327
Posted By kmitchl
I’m a Brownells guy after several bad experiences...

I’m a Brownells guy after several bad experiences with Midway.
Forum: Around the Campfire 06-08-2018, 05:35 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 388
Posted By kmitchl
I talked to my ac guy about changing my aging...

I talked to my ac guy about changing my aging R-22 system over to a new R-410A system. I asked if he would give me a credit for the R-22 he recovered from the old system. He said sure at $10/lb. Not...
Forum: Around the Campfire 06-04-2018, 07:27 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 160
Posted By kmitchl
I have several of the Boyd’s laminate stocks on...

I have several of the Boyd’s laminate stocks on Mauser actions. I don’t care for the thumbhole stocks but that’s my preference.
Forum: Around the Campfire 06-04-2018, 03:14 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 461
Posted By kmitchl
We have had pure bred dogs in the past and are...

We have had pure bred dogs in the past and are now on our second shelter dog. The mixed breed shelter dogs have far fewer health problems.
Forum: Around the Campfire 06-03-2018, 11:03 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 369
Posted By kmitchl
The electricians on my house were code bird dogs...

The electricians on my house were code bird dogs and did the two romex in a single panel opening. Otherwise they would have been lots of knockouts short.
Forum: Around the Campfire 05-31-2018, 10:05 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 709
Posted By kmitchl
Anyone find a video of the dry ice method?

Anyone find a video of the dry ice method?
Forum: Around the Campfire 05-30-2018, 06:24 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 742
Posted By kmitchl
The benefit of tankless is you will never run out...

The benefit of tankless is you will never run out of hot water. Unless you have a large household with high demand for hot water at the same it does not make sense to me. Tankless do not provide...
Forum: Around the Campfire 05-27-2018, 01:13 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 445
Posted By kmitchl
Bust out the tile and replace with three access...

Bust out the tile and replace with three access doors. That’s what we did on a new install.
Forum: Around the Campfire 05-27-2018, 01:10 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,366
Posted By kmitchl
You can buy a nozzle like the VP fans have that...

You can buy a nozzle like the VP fans have that fits a regular gas can on eBay. That and one of the yellow venthingies and you have a decent gas can. I’ve made some from pvc pipe fittings but you...
Forum: Game Management/Age & Score/Trailcam Pics 05-26-2018, 06:11 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 537
Posted By kmitchl
Good luck. Been there. Got the tee shirt. Be...

Good luck. Been there. Got the tee shirt. Be prepared to spend some big bucks repairing the ATV transmission. Cheaper to buy or rent a tractor.
Forum: Around the Campfire 05-21-2018, 10:17 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 708
Posted By kmitchl
I don't have it and don't plan to get it.I don't...

I don't have it and don't plan to get it.I don't see the value unless you are new to projects/project management. I took a few courses from PMI. The planning and scheduling stuff was project...
Forum: Around the Campfire 05-17-2018, 07:21 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 4,324
Posted By kmitchl
And that my friends is why I sold my boat....

And that my friends is why I sold my boat. Launching at a public ramp and dealing with the rude inebriated boaters was no fun. Just last weekend a gentleman drowned on Conroe when their fishing boat...
Forum: Around the Campfire 05-15-2018, 05:56 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,209
Posted By kmitchl
I’ve seen too many deer with their bottom jaw...

I’ve seen too many deer with their bottom jaw shot off doomed to a slow and painful death to try head shots.
Forum: Around the Campfire 05-14-2018, 10:32 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,010
Posted By kmitchl
I have a Worksharp but don’t really care for it....

I have a Worksharp but don’t really care for it. Does not achieve the razor edge I am looking for.

Can’t recommend Warthog. I own one I bought about five years ago that they have since quit...
Forum: Around the Campfire 05-14-2018, 10:16 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 659
Posted By kmitchl
I had the opportunity to install a sprinkler...

I had the opportunity to install a sprinkler system at a new build house and declined. Seems that everyone in know spends as much time repairing the sprinkler system as I do dragging hoses. Guess it...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 05-12-2018, 03:39 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,727
Posted By kmitchl
With a trust you do not need to have the chief...

With a trust you do not need to have the chief law enforcement officer in your county/city sign off on the purchase. Unless you happen to be on a first name basis with your CLEO they are not willing...
Forum: Around the Campfire 05-10-2018, 08:25 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,456
Posted By kmitchl
The first time I went to the slope it took me 20...

The first time I went to the slope it took me 20 minutes to convince my assistant that I was not just messing with her when I asked her to make airline reservations to Deadhorse.
Forum: Around the Campfire 05-10-2018, 10:26 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 968
Posted By kmitchl
I have a 40x80 with 6” batts in the roof and 4”...

I have a 40x80 with 6” batts in the roof and 4” batts on the walls. Stays comfortable all year.
Forum: Around the Campfire 05-05-2018, 09:44 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 583
Posted By kmitchl
Hot water circulation system. I have a Watts...

Hot water circulation system. I have a Watts system. HD sells them. There is a small pump with a timer installed on the hot outlet of the water tank and a thermostatic valve at the fixture you want...
Forum: Around the Campfire 05-05-2018, 04:30 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,097
Posted By kmitchl
Call the county appraisal district and ask. Im...

Call the county appraisal district and ask. Im in Fayette county and they do but keeping bees still takes five years to get the ag exemption. I understand some counties only require one year.
Forum: Around the Campfire 05-05-2018, 12:23 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,097
Posted By kmitchl
Some counties offer an ag exemption for keeping...

Some counties offer an ag exemption for keeping bees on your place.
Forum: Around the Campfire 05-05-2018, 08:20 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,849
Posted By kmitchl
I don’t understand how the public good is served...

I don’t understand how the public good is served by putting this young man in prison. If I were a family member of the person killed I might feel differently. The person who transported a loaded...
Forum: Around the Campfire 05-03-2018, 05:09 PM
Replies: 156
Views: 3,655
Posted By kmitchl
When I was in college it was not nearly as...

When I was in college it was not nearly as expensive as it it now. Anymore you need to do a business plan based on your course of study to determine if its worth the investment. Lots of plumbers and...
Forum: Around the Campfire 04-26-2018, 06:01 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,549
Posted By kmitchl
I paid $5/sq ft about a year ago for labor. The...

I paid $5/sq ft about a year ago for labor. The stone we used came from Oklahoma so wa $280/ton. I bought the mortar, sand and lentils.
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 04-23-2018, 07:06 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,766
Posted By kmitchl
I like my Lincoln Viking with cheaters. Had a...

I like my Lincoln Viking with cheaters. Had a Harbor Freight before and could not believe the improvement with the Viking.
Forum: Around the Campfire 04-23-2018, 12:02 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 788
Posted By kmitchl
I drive an 08 4Runner Sport 2wd with around130k....

I drive an 08 4Runner Sport 2wd with around130k. Has the 4.0 V 6. No significant issues so far. I frequently hear of these going over 200k without major repairs.
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 04-21-2018, 08:07 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,748
Posted By kmitchl
Might consider stubbing in some 2 pvc conduit...

Might consider stubbing in some 2 pvc conduit for the electrical before the concrete pour. I try to avoid any conduits running up the outside of a building. The weed eater is tough on them.
Forum: Around the Campfire 04-16-2018, 06:33 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 486
Posted By kmitchl
The new owner pressure washed the 15 yo roof on...

The new owner pressure washed the 15 yo roof on my house in Katy. I understand they have a head with multiple nozzles that they roll up and down the roof on ropes.
Forum: Around the Campfire 04-15-2018, 07:22 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 571
Posted By kmitchl
My numbers are from 18 months ago. I priced...

My numbers are from 18 months ago. I priced everything from a 40 x40 to a 40 x 80. Built the 40 x 80. The building shell with 6 insulation in the roof and 4 in the walls was a little more than $19/...
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