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Forum: Around the Campfire Yesterday, 08:37 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 446
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: 502
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: 31
Views: 1,389
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: 428
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: 1,283
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: 381
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: 154
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: 457
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: 361
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: 700
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: 728
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: 434
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: 1,349
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: 469
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: 692
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: 52
Views: 3,398
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: 2,187
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: 991
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: 652
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: 46
Views: 1,659
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: 2,430
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: 953
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: 574
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: 1,084
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: 1,084
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: 1,833
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: 3,644
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: 1,534
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: 1,735
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: 779
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: 2,682
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: 475
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: 558
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/...
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 04-11-2018, 12:34 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 10,143
Posted By kmitchl
The building company provides a drawing that...

The building company provides a drawing that shows the slab plan view, outside dimensions, anchor bolt locations, etc. They dont provide a foundation design with the beams and footings designed. One...
Forum: Around the Campfire 04-09-2018, 07:02 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,256
Posted By kmitchl
Also checkout www.weldingtipsandtricks.com ...

Also checkout www.weldingtipsandtricks.com

Jody puts out a video every week that deals with some aspect of welding. Very good source of info.
Forum: Around the Campfire 04-03-2018, 12:33 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 499
Posted By kmitchl
Skiied there a number of times. Always flew into...

Skiied there a number of times. Always flew into Hayden. The airfare into Hayden when I flew into Hayden was subsidized by the ski area to keep the cost down. When they quit doing that we started to...
Forum: Around the Campfire 03-13-2018, 07:34 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 946
Posted By kmitchl
Steel framed metal building shells with doors and...

Steel framed metal building shells with doors and insulation run $20 to $25/ sq ft with the smaller buildings being more expensive. Build out can be cheap or expensive based on your...
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 03-12-2018, 08:39 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,392
Posted By kmitchl
Mine is built from 0.080 thick steel tread...

Mine is built from 0.080 thick steel tread plate. Biggest challenge for me was bending the sides. I scored the underside with a cutoff wheel to make the bends. I slid some plastic tubing over the...
Forum: Around the Campfire 03-05-2018, 07:57 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,775
Posted By kmitchl
So Im not up to speed on this. Whats the...

So Im not up to speed on this. Whats the difference between a metal home and a barndo?
Forum: Around the Campfire 03-04-2018, 09:56 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 243
Posted By kmitchl
When all else fails read the directions! TV tuner...

When all else fails read the directions! TV tuner is in my future. Plus most of the tuners I’ve looked at allow recording programs off the air.
Forum: Around the Campfire 03-04-2018, 07:46 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 243
Posted By kmitchl
Tvs are Visio E65-1. There is no coax connection...

Tvs are Visio E65-1. There is no coax connection on these.
Forum: Around the Campfire 03-04-2018, 06:16 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 243
Posted By kmitchl
TV Antenna Connection

We are weaning off satellite and cable TV. Our newer TV's have only HDMI and Ethernet signal connections. The antenna we bought for over the air signals uses coax for the signal. What widget do I...
Forum: Around the Campfire 03-01-2018, 07:09 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 693
Posted By kmitchl
Neighbor just bought one that makes Sonic ice....

Neighbor just bought one that makes Sonic ice. I'll see what he bought. I know it was 2K plus. Unless you are prepared to spend a lot on electricity it should be installed in an air conditioned area....
Forum: Around the Campfire 02-10-2018, 12:34 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 289
Posted By kmitchl
I’m betting it’s the switch. The switch is used...

I’m betting it’s the switch. The switch is used to switch the starting winding out of the circuit once the motor comes up to speed. If the start switch does not close the motor won’t start without...
Forum: Around the Campfire 02-09-2018, 05:41 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 717
Posted By kmitchl
Daughter had a dog that would approach the fence...

Daughter had a dog that would approach the fence until his collar beeped. Then he would stay there until the beeping drained the battery and go on his way.
Forum: Around the Campfire 02-08-2018, 05:53 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,396
Posted By kmitchl
The guys that framed my house used Hitachi. I...

The guys that framed my house used Hitachi. I find it’s hard to keep any of the pneumatic nailers going if you are a casual user like me. Harbor Freight is probably half the price but in a few years...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 02-07-2018, 05:56 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 429
Posted By kmitchl
I have some lowers that are anodized and they...

I have some lowers that are anodized and they failed to account for the anodize thickness when they sized the holes. I take a short piece of TIG welding rod in a Dremel tool and add a little valve...
Forum: Around the Campfire 02-05-2018, 04:44 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,471
Posted By kmitchl
I built two winchup feeders with the idea that we...

I built two winchup feeders with the idea that we would not need to carry a ladder to fill. Won’t be building any more. Too big a risk to have 300# fall on someone.
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 02-03-2018, 07:31 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,367
Posted By kmitchl
Like this idea. I've seen this done with trailer...

Like this idea. I've seen this done with trailer tongue jacks.
Forum: Around the Campfire 02-02-2018, 08:04 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 555
Posted By kmitchl
Ever consider rainwater collection? You get good...

Ever consider rainwater collection? You get good soft water that is easy on your plumbing fixtures.
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