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Forum: Around the Campfire 05-15-2018, 11:07 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 568
Posted By Palmetto
I had an Apollo 1550 for about 4 years before it...

I had an Apollo 1550 for about 4 years before it took a swim during Harvey.
I installed it myself, and thought the instructions were not very DIY friendly. It took me awhile to troubleshoot it, and...
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 05-10-2018, 07:28 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 3,847
Posted By Palmetto
That's very close to the design I have had in...

That's very close to the design I have had in mind for a dually bed for a long time! Thanks for putting it in view for me. I have always liked the idea of inset, bed length tool boxes. To me, they...
Forum: Around the Campfire 05-10-2018, 07:15 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 919
Posted By Palmetto
Do you have roof vents or ridge vents? Those...

Do you have roof vents or ridge vents? Those make a huge difference.

I have a 30x40, and I put ridge vents for the full length of the roof. I also put the bubble foil radiant barrier. My shop...
Forum: Around the Campfire 05-09-2018, 01:19 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 811
Posted By Palmetto
I got a couple grand knocked off. They were...

I got a couple grand knocked off. They were asking $15k, and I paid $13k. That's no add-ons. I told the dealer to give me a price for the machine only. Some kept telling me that the windshield...
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 05-08-2018, 07:39 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,033
Posted By Palmetto
Next time save your flap disc's. Just roll that...

Next time save your flap disc's. Just roll that pipe out side, stand it up, block it up a few inches off the ground, and build a fire in it. The paint will fall off. Oh....and make sure you stay...
Forum: Around the Campfire 05-07-2018, 02:28 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 746
Posted By Palmetto
At 165 put it in an aluminum pan, and dump in a...

At 165 put it in an aluminum pan, and dump in a can of pickeled jalapenos. Cover the pan with foil. Pull out at 200, & let rest for a little while in a cooler.

MMMMmmmnnnnn......
Forum: Around the Campfire 05-06-2018, 09:27 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 219
Posted By Palmetto
- Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G900A using...

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Forum: D-I-Y Projects 05-06-2018, 10:24 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 3,847
Posted By Palmetto
That's B.A.

That's B.A.
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 05-03-2018, 10:45 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,033
Posted By Palmetto
Me too!

Me too!
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 05-03-2018, 09:28 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,519
Posted By Palmetto
You might also consider a vent. Depending on how...

You might also consider a vent. Depending on how sealed up it is, it might be good to have some air flow.
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 05-03-2018, 09:27 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,519
Posted By Palmetto
Cool! I like it. Only thing that would make it...

Cool! I like it.
Only thing that would make it better is a full size door & a platform! So much easier getting in & out.

Also, since you didn't angle all of your legs (ie. your foot print is...
Forum: Around the Campfire 05-03-2018, 07:51 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,261
Posted By Palmetto
Chingas-Domingas! ......... I wouldn't even get...

Chingas-Domingas! ......... I wouldn't even get in a snake pit with a dead snake!
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 05-03-2018, 07:36 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,033
Posted By Palmetto
Nothing live about building a smoker. Tips?...

Nothing live about building a smoker.

Tips? I would say build your own hinges out of cold roll & pipe. Once you get a few heat cycles, and a little rust sets in, those weld on type hinges bind...
Forum: Around the Campfire 05-02-2018, 02:11 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,940
Posted By Palmetto
pick a spot!! Thwack!!

pick a spot!! Thwack!!
Forum: Around the Campfire 04-28-2018, 09:55 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,535
Posted By Palmetto
easy fix. use treated, or smart board. ...

easy fix. use treated, or smart board.

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Forum: Around the Campfire 04-24-2018, 12:28 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,694
Posted By Palmetto
In my county I can search deeds & records on the...

In my county I can search deeds & records on the county clerks website.
I was able to find some easements recently, and it helped to use the appraisal districts maps to find out the different...
Forum: Around the Campfire 04-18-2018, 07:14 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 983
Posted By Palmetto
Yep. That mower made me hate push mowing as a...

Yep. That mower made me hate push mowing as a kid. I always wished it would break down so I didn't have to use it anymore, but it never did. It worked great, I just didn't like using it.

In my...
Forum: Around the Campfire 04-16-2018, 02:25 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 800
Posted By Palmetto
Stay-Tuff is the wire you want to use.

Stay-Tuff is the wire you want to use.
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 04-16-2018, 10:51 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,173
Posted By Palmetto
I like it, and have thought about doing the same...

I like it, and have thought about doing the same thing.
The only thing I would worry about is the durability of the solar panel wire. Maybe they wont be able to get their mits on it......but you...
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 04-15-2018, 11:14 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 802
Posted By Palmetto
I built one with a 4x8 top. I decided not to cut...

I built one with a 4x8 top. I decided not to cut in any tools since my mitre saw & table saw are already rolling too. After having it for a coulple months now, I absolutely love it!
Forum: Around the Campfire 04-14-2018, 08:33 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,301
Posted By Palmetto
I know where that gate is! Looks like a nice...

I know where that gate is! Looks like a nice place. Ya'll are gonna enjoy that pool in a couple months!
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 04-13-2018, 10:40 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 5,569
Posted By Palmetto
I'd like to learn how to layout that branch...

I'd like to learn how to layout that branch connection. That's an impressive fit.
Forum: Around the Campfire 04-11-2018, 08:27 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,152
Posted By Palmetto
I would stay with dewalt 20V, and buy extra...

I would stay with dewalt 20V, and buy extra batteries with your new combo set. That way you can keep on using the tools you have! Make sure you get the 5ah batteries when you order new ones.
Forum: Around the Campfire 04-09-2018, 11:56 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 350
Posted By Palmetto
agreed. if your that far down, do the ball...

agreed. if your that far down, do the ball joints.

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Forum: Around the Campfire 04-09-2018, 06:58 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 350
Posted By Palmetto
I'm no expert, but I have done about 4 of these. ...

I'm no expert, but I have done about 4 of these. The hardest part is getting the seal onto the new axle shaft. It has to be pressed on, and you have to have a special driver & a press. Here is a...
Forum: Around the Campfire 04-08-2018, 08:15 AM
Replies: 143
Views: 7,843
Posted By Palmetto
It's a good problem to have! Sent from my...

It's a good problem to have!

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Forum: Around the Campfire 04-06-2018, 07:04 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,374
Posted By Palmetto
Up to this point, my favorite tool has been my DW...

Up to this point, my favorite tool has been my DW 6-1/2" 20v circular saw.
Thanks for the review.......Another 20V tool I have been eye balling is the blower.
...
Forum: Around the Campfire 04-04-2018, 09:15 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 3,119
Posted By Palmetto
I'm a sucker for a K30 single cab dually. my...

I'm a sucker for a K30 single cab dually. my dream rig.

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Forum: D-I-Y Projects 04-04-2018, 09:08 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 959
Posted By Palmetto
I make my own hinges using cold roll, & pipe. ...

I make my own hinges using cold roll, & pipe.

first I cut the top all the way across.
then I lay my 1-1/2" flat strap on top, but stop 3/4" from the cut on both sides. I also pit my hinges on at...
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 04-04-2018, 07:09 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 959
Posted By Palmetto
24" STD wall pipe (.375" thick) is the direction...

24" STD wall pipe (.375" thick) is the direction I would go. When you lay out your door, make the cut 1" below the centerline (see first picture). This will help maximize space if you are doing...
Forum: Around the Campfire 04-02-2018, 04:36 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 3,235
Posted By Palmetto
Wife's family loves playing a board game called...

Wife's family loves playing a board game called Wahoo. I hate it.
They also like a dice game called Farkle, which is pretty cool.
Forum: Around the Campfire 03-26-2018, 09:55 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 393
Posted By Palmetto
Case in point why you don't set the bar too high...

Case in point why you don't set the bar too high prior to getting married.
Forum: Around the Campfire 03-25-2018, 12:16 PM
Replies: 143
Views: 7,843
Posted By Palmetto
2 weeks ago in Rocksprings. Mostly Axis. Only...

2 weeks ago in Rocksprings. Mostly Axis.
Only saw one WT that had dropped. Should be able to find quite a few right now.
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 03-25-2018, 07:54 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 4,262
Posted By Palmetto
Fire box looks good! Those hinges are going to...

Fire box looks good! Those hinges are going to get on your nerves over time though. I have been building them with pipe & cold roll, I don't have problems with them seizing up.

A good way to...
Forum: Around the Campfire 03-24-2018, 04:13 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 2,959
Posted By Palmetto
That's not from getting old. You might check...

That's not from getting old. You might check yourself to make sure you didn't turn into a little girl. :D
Forum: Around the Campfire 03-24-2018, 04:06 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,677
Posted By Palmetto
I wear one quite a bit. Maybe i'm just used to...

I wear one quite a bit. Maybe i'm just used to it, but I don't treat it any different than a cap. Why would I do anything different just because it's a cowboy hat?

The only thing I do different...
Forum: Around the Campfire 03-16-2018, 08:25 AM
Replies: 170
Views: 4,869
Posted By Palmetto
Cool old school hardware stores: Gibson's in...

Cool old school hardware stores:

Gibson's in Kerrville
Girouard's in Freeport


BTW,
I have 2 boys, and I am doing my part to bring back respect for elders, sirs & ma'ams, looking a man in...
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 03-16-2018, 07:15 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 867
Posted By Palmetto
Very stout! Good job.

Very stout! Good job.
Forum: Around the Campfire 03-15-2018, 12:54 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 147
Posted By Palmetto
They're just not dropping yet. I only saw one WT...

They're just not dropping yet. I only saw one WT that had shed.
I won't be there unfortunately, but the next couple weeks should be prime time to find some WT sheds.
Forum: Around the Campfire 03-15-2018, 12:25 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 147
Posted By Palmetto
Youth Spring Turkey Weekend

We had a great weekend at our place in Rocksprings. I was able to put my oldest son (8) on his first turkey, and my wife & I picked up a bunch of sheds.

We got out of the blind after an...
Forum: Around the Campfire 03-15-2018, 08:43 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,465
Posted By Palmetto
From everyday ranchin' to riding OHV trails in...

From everyday ranchin' to riding OHV trails in the mountains......My family loves our 2017 Mule Pro. Smooth, roomy, great fuel mileage, & plenty of power for me. Last year in Arkansas, I went 70...
Forum: Game Management/Age & Score/Trailcam Pics 03-06-2018, 09:56 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,519
Posted By Palmetto
I feel your pain,(actually my left elbow does) as...

I feel your pain,(actually my left elbow does) as I have been feeding my cows cottonseed for several months now using the primitive method. I shovel the seed into molasses tubs, and haul the tubs to...
Forum: Around the Campfire 03-06-2018, 07:13 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,473
Posted By Palmetto
All three are great. Pick the one you like the...

All three are great. Pick the one you like the best, that you can afford! ;)b

If this were my choice to be made, I would choose the Kubota because there are no dealers of the other 2 in my area!
Forum: Game Management/Age & Score/Trailcam Pics 03-01-2018, 06:55 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 916
Posted By Palmetto
What you need is some teenagers!

What you need is some teenagers!
Forum: Around the Campfire 02-27-2018, 07:25 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 5,570
Posted By Palmetto
I'm reading a book right now called "The Boy...

I'm reading a book right now called "The Boy Captives". It details the lives of 2 boys that were captured by the Comanches around the Dripping Springs/Driftwood area. It talks allot what they ate,...
Forum: Around the Campfire 02-21-2018, 04:27 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,485
Posted By Palmetto
If that is regular mowing, then I would sharpen...

If that is regular mowing, then I would sharpen your blades. LOL
Forum: Around the Campfire 02-21-2018, 04:21 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,629
Posted By Palmetto
If you ever build another one, leave a strip of...

If you ever build another one, leave a strip of the shell between the doors. It will help keep the tank round, and be allot stronger. Yours is going to have allot of flex right there.

I did some...
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 02-20-2018, 01:12 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 7,699
Posted By Palmetto
Worst case scenario, you end up with a BA feeder.

Worst case scenario, you end up with a BA feeder.
Forum: Around the Campfire 02-20-2018, 12:09 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 1,838
Posted By Palmetto
We have a 4yr old son with an August 9th...

We have a 4yr old son with an August 9th birthday. He could start Kinder next year, but just yesterday we confirmed with each other that we would wait another year.

Good luck OP!
Forum: Around the Campfire 02-17-2018, 09:33 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,166
Posted By Palmetto
A few years ago I thought it would be funny to...

A few years ago I thought it would be funny to get her one in Spanish (neither of us speak it) :) She loved it!
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