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Forum: Around the Campfire 04-18-2018, 08:32 PM
Replies: 19
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My advice as a nurse...its a horrible idea...

My advice as a nurse...its a horrible idea straight out of school. Absolutely horrible. You learn so much in your first year or two of nursing that you never learned in school. School is essentially...
Forum: Around the Campfire 04-18-2018, 08:24 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,701
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Not quite hot shotting but man, what my employer...

Not quite hot shotting but man, what my employer pays a year for hauling medical stuff is crazy. They are paying $500k a year for the contract that hauls coolers back and forth. They do the...
Forum: Around the Campfire 04-17-2018, 09:13 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 982
Posted By 8mpg
beautiful

beautiful
Forum: Around the Campfire 04-17-2018, 07:48 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 1,958
Posted By 8mpg
I got an expensive mower because I truly enjoy...

I got an expensive mower because I truly enjoy working on my yard.
Forum: Around the Campfire 04-16-2018, 02:18 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 1,958
Posted By 8mpg
My dad has the same mower in a 52" deck I believe...

My dad has the same mower in a 52" deck I believe and its the same age. He finally had a repair which was a clutch for the blades. In 20 years, thats the only problem and it $450 installed.
Forum: Around the Campfire 04-15-2018, 01:05 PM
Replies: 311
Views: 9,820
Posted By 8mpg
My tomatoes look like they are getting blight...

My tomatoes look like they are getting blight already. It killed me last year. Just sprayed them with copper fungicide. Hopefully it will work this year. For anyone who is doing tomatoes, you should...
Forum: Around the Campfire 04-15-2018, 01:02 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 1,958
Posted By 8mpg
I have a Gravely Proturn 460 and love it. ...

I have a Gravely Proturn 460 and love it.

That being said, you need to go test drive them. You will see the big differences in each machine. Ferris is really nice with a coil over suspension. My...
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 04-15-2018, 09:07 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,179
Posted By 8mpg
Not only great work, I love the fact your company...

Not only great work, I love the fact your company seems to value their employees!
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 04-15-2018, 06:58 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 488
Posted By 8mpg
Check out the voltage drop calculator. You can...

Check out the voltage drop calculator. You can check your wire size:
https://www.southwire.com/support/voltage-drop-calculator.htm

Id use aluminum feeder wire, in conduit.

3/0 copper or #250...
Forum: Around the Campfire 04-14-2018, 08:04 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 435
Posted By 8mpg
Id overlap it and not mess with cutting it.

Id overlap it and not mess with cutting it.
Forum: Around the Campfire 04-13-2018, 07:57 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,172
Posted By 8mpg
Is this on acreage? $200/sqft seems quite high....

Is this on acreage? $200/sqft seems quite high. You can live in a nice part of Dallas for that kind of money. That being said, I know nothing about Hudson Oaks.

You need to check comps in the area...
Forum: Around the Campfire 04-13-2018, 07:53 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,564
Posted By 8mpg
Watch out for time limits on building. Some...

Watch out for time limits on building. Some communities say within a year of owning or whatever, you must start a build.

Also, dont forget that a land loan is nothing like a home loan. 20%+ down...
Forum: Around the Campfire 04-13-2018, 06:06 PM
Replies: 311
Views: 9,820
Posted By 8mpg
Very nice.

Very nice.
Forum: Around the Campfire 04-13-2018, 06:04 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 192
Posted By 8mpg
More than enough unless you are running multiple...

More than enough unless you are running multiple big machines (lathe, mill) at the same time. Your service panel may be 100 amps, but running lights, tv, etc wont pull but 20amps. I have 60amps...
Forum: Around the Campfire 04-13-2018, 02:01 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 431
Posted By 8mpg
Not the answer, but make sure they are watered. I...

Not the answer, but make sure they are watered. I watered mine for the first time after I noticed the cart seemed weak. I was able to put 2.5 gallons of water in the 8 batteries total. Perked right...
Forum: Around the Campfire 04-13-2018, 08:09 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,352
Posted By 8mpg
Call around to the different pharmacies. Tell...

Call around to the different pharmacies. Tell them you dont have insurance. Different places will have different prices and they can very quite drastically. Make sure you are on generics if possible....
Forum: Around the Campfire 04-12-2018, 07:42 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 914
Posted By 8mpg
Some people have maxed out the number of...

Some people have maxed out the number of conventional loans they can get. Usually 4. Then you need a portfolio loan or something unless you can get a private lender or owner finance.
Forum: Around the Campfire 04-11-2018, 06:09 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,134
Posted By 8mpg
Fuel has a little more power. You probably wont...

Fuel has a little more power. You probably wont notice a difference in my opinion. If you arent in a hurry, wait for a sale.
Forum: Around the Campfire 04-11-2018, 06:08 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 147
Posted By 8mpg
There was another company that did the same type...

There was another company that did the same type thing. BitConnect and they are shut down.
Forum: Around the Campfire 04-11-2018, 06:07 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,143
Posted By 8mpg
I've had literally over 100 deliveries from...

I've had literally over 100 deliveries from Amazon and this is the first time.
Forum: Around the Campfire 04-11-2018, 05:18 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 4,952
Posted By 8mpg
Sent you an email for a quote

Sent you an email for a quote
Forum: Around the Campfire 04-11-2018, 05:14 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,143
Posted By 8mpg
Nope, plenty of driveway out back to pull in the...

Nope, plenty of driveway out back to pull in the garage and turn around. Most people including UPS just back out.


Hikvision 2032's

Driveway is 12'wide. Just past the camera is a big wide...
Forum: Around the Campfire 04-11-2018, 03:32 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,143
Posted By 8mpg
I guess to each his own. I think its insane that...

I guess to each his own. I think its insane that someone would turn around like that.
Forum: Around the Campfire 04-11-2018, 02:58 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,143
Posted By 8mpg
I told the rep that I would hold them...

I told the rep that I would hold them responsible. Honestly, my lawn is junk. Im planning on tilling and sodding the whole thing this year if I can get a will drilled
Forum: Around the Campfire 04-11-2018, 02:48 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,143
Posted By 8mpg
I did...doubt they even care. We will see.

I did...doubt they even care. We will see.
Forum: Around the Campfire 04-11-2018, 02:25 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,143
Posted By 8mpg
Dang Amazon drive just drove through the yard!

I cant believe this fool of a driver. He turned around on my single lane driveway. Video link below
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Forum: Around the Campfire 04-11-2018, 11:44 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,962
Posted By 8mpg
Should have been more specific. The Superduty's...

Should have been more specific. The Superduty's didnt
Forum: Around the Campfire 04-11-2018, 08:46 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,962
Posted By 8mpg
If mines stolen...I'll let the insurance buy me...

If mines stolen...I'll let the insurance buy me another.
Forum: Around the Campfire 04-11-2018, 08:45 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,134
Posted By 8mpg
You can get a charger dirt cheap on craigslist or...

You can get a charger dirt cheap on craigslist or ebay.
Forum: Around the Campfire 04-11-2018, 08:44 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 1,617
Posted By 8mpg
I used to sell insurance but I still dont agree....

I used to sell insurance but I still dont agree. Why am I subsidizing the costs of a hurricane in Houston? Im hundreds of miles away. My risk for hurricane damage is way way less than Houston. People...
Forum: Around the Campfire 04-11-2018, 08:42 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,134
Posted By 8mpg
I have converted from Dewalt to Milwaukee as...

I have converted from Dewalt to Milwaukee as well. I really like these FUEL tools. The M12 series can do anything my Dewalt 18v stuff did. Milwaukee also has a 5 year warranty. I continue to pick up...
Forum: Around the Campfire 04-11-2018, 08:40 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 1,617
Posted By 8mpg
I agree.. I dont live in Houston or anywhere near...

I agree.. I dont live in Houston or anywhere near the ocean.
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 04-11-2018, 07:49 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,208
Posted By 8mpg
Love the fact you have a CNC and no shop;)b

Love the fact you have a CNC and no shop;)b
Forum: Around the Campfire 04-11-2018, 07:44 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 1,617
Posted By 8mpg
Same old story... last few years went from $950 >...

Same old story... last few years went from $950 > $1100 > $1250 >$1600. Never filed a claim
Forum: Around the Campfire 04-11-2018, 07:40 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 339
Posted By 8mpg
Amazing and simple product. A plunger with a...

Amazing and simple product. A plunger with a mask. Great idea
Forum: Around the Campfire 04-11-2018, 07:39 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,962
Posted By 8mpg
If I remember correct, in 2008 Ford finally added...

If I remember correct, in 2008 Ford finally added PATS (passive anti-theft system) which added a chipped key. Before that, they didnt have it so you just needed to turn the ignition which could be...
Forum: Around the Campfire 04-10-2018, 01:01 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 532
Posted By 8mpg
I did R panel a couple years back. Almost 40sq...

I did R panel a couple years back. Almost 40sq was $3500 in materials. I did the labor. My quote for shingle was $10k
Forum: Around the Campfire 04-09-2018, 04:00 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,614
Posted By 8mpg
Great thread... I sent droptine a message for an...

Great thread... I sent droptine a message for an estimate.
Forum: Around the Campfire 04-09-2018, 03:58 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,619
Posted By 8mpg
Shingles sucks. I get it every few years since I...

Shingles sucks. I get it every few years since I was 7. You're lucky that its only part of your arm. I have seen some cases in the hospital that it covers half their back and their stomach.

You...
Forum: Around the Campfire 04-08-2018, 10:59 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,170
Posted By 8mpg
Im going to say Lincoln, Miller, Hobart 140 as...

Im going to say Lincoln, Miller, Hobart 140 as well. Not many people as a hobbiest are going to need to weld over 1/4" steel. Even then, you can do it in a couple passes. Save your money and buy a...
Forum: Around the Campfire 04-06-2018, 05:50 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 205
Posted By 8mpg
We have a great place in DFW called Resdoor....

We have a great place in DFW called Resdoor. Other than that, Id look at a lumber yard.
Forum: Around the Campfire 04-02-2018, 08:07 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 816
Posted By 8mpg
I agree it sounds very expensive. Was it weld up...

I agree it sounds very expensive. Was it weld up or bolt up? I hear bolt up can be quite a bit more.

Im going with a stick frame building and my lumber package is $14k. Its not a rectangle...
Forum: Around the Campfire 04-02-2018, 05:06 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 523
Posted By 8mpg
Over on another website: ...

Over on another website:
https://www.garagejournal.com/forum/index.php
Forum: Around the Campfire 04-02-2018, 05:03 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,606
Posted By 8mpg
I used to think these prices were high until I...

I used to think these prices were high until I started looking at equipment. Now I wonder how these guys make money lol
Forum: Around the Campfire 04-01-2018, 04:51 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 523
Posted By 8mpg
Im going to suggest doing a lot of reading over...

Im going to suggest doing a lot of reading over on the garage journal forum. There are lots of builds you can look at in the Garage Gallery section and there are sections laid out for each part:...
Forum: Around the Campfire 03-31-2018, 03:56 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,246
Posted By 8mpg
Well, that does help. Just make sure what the...

Well, that does help. Just make sure what the warranty covers. Thats more than likely drivetrain. The "bumper to bumper" probably ends sooner than that. I always pray that a new car will be reliable,...
Forum: Around the Campfire 03-31-2018, 03:54 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 2,097
Posted By 8mpg
I definitely say a rescue as well. My rescues...

I definitely say a rescue as well. My rescues have been better than my one paid for puppy.
Forum: Around the Campfire 03-31-2018, 03:52 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,862
Posted By 8mpg
Thats been going on forever. USPS workers make...

Thats been going on forever. USPS workers make much more and do the same thing.
Forum: Around the Campfire 03-31-2018, 02:20 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,246
Posted By 8mpg
Jaguar hasn't been the most reliable car company...

Jaguar hasn't been the most reliable car company in the past. Tata did buy them out and things are supposedly better but warranty is a big piece of mind for me. These cars are loaded with fancy...
Forum: Around the Campfire 03-30-2018, 03:29 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,246
Posted By 8mpg
While I dont need it to tow, we looked at one and...

While I dont need it to tow, we looked at one and ended up with a Volvo XC90 instead. I dont know if I trust Jaguar long term but a lease would be good in my mind. High end electronics and Jag's...
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