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Forum: Around the Campfire 09-17-2018, 04:36 PM
Replies: 5,473
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Posted By LeanMachine
I finally came to grips with the fact that I suck...

I finally came to grips with the fact that I suck at elk hunting, so i blew 4 points on a 1 point unit for deer. I suck less at deer hunting.
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Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 09-17-2018, 04:04 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,279
Posted By LeanMachine
I have done the regular draw hunt at big lake...

I have done the regular draw hunt at big lake twice. I guess it has been 2 years since I did it. I'm not sure if they went to all e-postcard hunts now or if the regular draw hunts still exist there....
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-23-2018, 04:10 PM
Replies: 240
Views: 14,980
Posted By LeanMachine
Best thing I have seen in a while! Have you...

Best thing I have seen in a while!

Have you considered anchoring the cannon to the ground to get better energy transfer to the projectile?.......not that you NEED more energy.
Forum: Traditional 08-20-2018, 05:53 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 941
Posted By LeanMachine
You just can't go wrong with a bob lee. Even...

You just can't go wrong with a bob lee. Even when I started making my own, I was just copying his bows.
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 08-06-2018, 09:27 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,356
Posted By LeanMachine
I got it figured out. I lost a leg of power. I...

I got it figured out. I lost a leg of power. I did not realize it because when i checked them independently to ground coming into the contactor, i got 120 on both. I talked to a friend and he said to...
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 08-05-2018, 04:21 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,356
Posted By LeanMachine
So i checked my working unit for comparison and...

So i checked my working unit for comparison and it has 240 on both legs coming out of the capacitor. So that means my cap on the dead unit with only 120 coming out of it is bad....right?
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 08-05-2018, 03:52 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,356
Posted By LeanMachine
Alright im back home and its still hot in texas!...

Alright im back home and its still hot in texas! I checked the thermostat wires. Connections were solid but had a good bit of wire exposed outside of the nuts due to insulation rotating away....
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 08-02-2018, 07:06 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,356
Posted By LeanMachine
Yes there were ants in the contactor when i...

Yes there were ants in the contactor when i opened it. I had the same problem with my well a while back and ants were preventing contact. I flicked the contacts around some to try the knock any ants...
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 08-01-2018, 07:33 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,356
Posted By LeanMachine
Well we are back to no AC again. Wasnt coming on...

Well we are back to no AC again. Wasnt coming on a few days ago so i pulled the cover off the contactor and it would start by pushing it in but would not stay on. After fiddling w it it eventually...
Forum: Around the Campfire 07-12-2018, 03:04 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 366
Posted By LeanMachine
Yea i'd go with pipe insulation zip tied on the...

Yea i'd go with pipe insulation zip tied on the uprights and some kind of rubberized spray like flex seal on the rungs.

I do absolutely hate the noise it makes when you are trying to setup...
Forum: Around the Campfire 07-09-2018, 03:36 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 723
Posted By LeanMachine
I have a nucanoe pursuit. It is very canoe-esque....

I have a nucanoe pursuit. It is very canoe-esque. I can put a ton of gear in it if needed. Can also make it a tandem.
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 07-09-2018, 03:33 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,952
Posted By LeanMachine
#sawenvy

#sawenvy
Forum: Around the Campfire 07-05-2018, 02:28 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,275
Posted By LeanMachine
People have made blinds similar to you suggest....

People have made blinds similar to you suggest. They were using a cattle panel skeleton and then draping it with good will sheets dipped in reject paint.

They were diluting the wood glue with...
Forum: Around the Campfire 06-29-2018, 09:57 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,083
Posted By LeanMachine
Corona makes a great affordable manual saw for...

Corona makes a great affordable manual saw for those interested. It changed the game for me trimming for treestands. No limb is safe.
Forum: Around the Campfire 06-27-2018, 02:41 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,275
Posted By LeanMachine
There are tons of guys building truck bed/...

There are tons of guys building truck bed/ teardrop campers using diluted titebond and canvas. Key is to dilute it enough so it fully saturates the canvas.
Forum: Around the Campfire 06-25-2018, 10:13 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,697
Posted By LeanMachine
If vinegar doesn't work, just build a simple...

If vinegar doesn't work, just build a simple electrolysis setup. You can have that thing rust free in about 15 minutes with almost no effort.
Forum: Traditional 06-25-2018, 09:26 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,619
Posted By LeanMachine
Very very cool. Thanks for sharing. Did you say...

Very very cool. Thanks for sharing. Did you say what you paid for it all? I understand if you don't want to share because you plan to sell some of it. I was just curious because I know how much I...
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 06-25-2018, 09:07 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,069
Posted By LeanMachine
Respect for doing it with a hand saw.

Respect for doing it with a hand saw.
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 06-22-2018, 07:30 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 359
Posted By LeanMachine
pics or it didn't happen

pics or it didn't happen
Forum: Around the Campfire 06-21-2018, 11:04 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 809
Posted By LeanMachine
I strop to remove the foil edge you get from...

I strop to remove the foil edge you get from sharpening a blade to zero. If you don't have that burr yet, you are not ready to strop. However, I am not an expert.
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 06-21-2018, 09:06 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 720
Posted By LeanMachine
That is pretty impressive. I would have no...

That is pretty impressive. I would have no hesitation believing it was wood from here.
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 06-14-2018, 07:59 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 630
Posted By LeanMachine
Yep i watched that video. And i think every other...

Yep i watched that video. And i think every other one on youtube that was relevant!

Everything seemed to check out besides the switch so I figured out which prong of the incoming line was power...
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 06-14-2018, 07:29 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,356
Posted By LeanMachine
Yes I have a volt meter that was used to check...

Yes I have a volt meter that was used to check things.

I have run into the water pan issue before on the other unit. This unit is in our master closet. From what I remember, if that's the problem,...
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 06-13-2018, 07:36 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 630
Posted By LeanMachine
I pulled the selector switch last night and...

I pulled the selector switch last night and checked it. It has 4 prongs coming out of it. I checked continuity between every prong with the switch in all 3 positions. I never got continuity with any...
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 06-12-2018, 04:37 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 630
Posted By LeanMachine
I also unbolted the motor on the transfer case...

I also unbolted the motor on the transfer case and I am getting no movement there when switch is engaged. It was working last time I checked it.

It has to be the selector switch right?
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 06-12-2018, 03:58 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 630
Posted By LeanMachine
04' f150 4x4 troubleshooting

4x4 stopped working a year or so ago. I researched the system and worked my way through potential problems. I replaced the solenoid on the fire wall that controls vaccuum. That didn't fix the problem...
Forum: Around the Campfire 06-08-2018, 12:54 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,010
Posted By LeanMachine
Ancient Aliens is a guilty pleasure of mine. I...

Ancient Aliens is a guilty pleasure of mine. I find it all the theories very interesting.
Forum: Around the Campfire 06-07-2018, 02:34 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,493
Posted By LeanMachine
I've heard Joe Rogan talk about them multiple...

I've heard Joe Rogan talk about them multiple times on his podcast. Sounded like real ground breaking stuff. Like totally healed tears. The place he talks about is in panama because I guess they...
Forum: Around the Campfire 06-07-2018, 01:59 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 713
Posted By LeanMachine
Another option would be to face the back side of...

Another option would be to face the back side of the wood with something before cutting it out. You could use fiberglass cloth and resin but it will be hell on saw blades. Very thin sheet metal would...
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 06-06-2018, 11:19 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,356
Posted By LeanMachine
If it stops again, i will try pushing in the...

If it stops again, i will try pushing in the contactor. I assume what you are referring to is under that black cover held onto the contactor by 2 screws?
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 06-06-2018, 11:15 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,356
Posted By LeanMachine
Forgot the pic

Forgot the pic
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 06-06-2018, 11:14 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,356
Posted By LeanMachine
Is this white board the one you are talking about...

Is this white board the one you are talking about in air handler? Fuse checks good. I read voltage on right side wires but none on left side. Not sure if there should be any there or not. However,...
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 06-06-2018, 10:40 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,356
Posted By LeanMachine
Fan spins very free manually.

Fan spins very free manually.
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 06-06-2018, 10:39 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,356
Posted By LeanMachine
Confirmed 110-120v on both legs coming in.

Confirmed 110-120v on both legs coming in.
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 06-06-2018, 07:46 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,356
Posted By LeanMachine
The temptation is there. It just really pains me...

The temptation is there. It just really pains me to pay anyone to do anything. A penny saved is a penny earned. Our house is basically 2 halves, serviced by separate units, that can be closed off. So...
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 06-06-2018, 07:29 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,356
Posted By LeanMachine
Thanks for all the info guys. I will work through...

Thanks for all the info guys. I will work through those items today and report back.
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 06-05-2018, 08:36 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,356
Posted By LeanMachine
Capacitor shows no visual signs of being bad....

Capacitor shows no visual signs of being bad. Manually jump starting fan produced no result. I guess tomorrow i will try to rule out the fan motor.
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 06-05-2018, 07:56 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,356
Posted By LeanMachine
Lights do not dim.

Lights do not dim.
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 06-05-2018, 07:18 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,356
Posted By LeanMachine
Pic with thumb is 3 ton

Pic with thumb is 3 ton
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 06-05-2018, 06:41 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,356
Posted By LeanMachine
AC condenser not coming on

3 ton goodman unit. A couple of weeks ago it was working normally but buzzing super loud. Even when power was turned off, it continued to buzz so i realized it was something to do with the...
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 05-17-2018, 07:14 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 6,649
Posted By LeanMachine
Awesome work sir. I'm pretty new to smoking. Tell...

Awesome work sir. I'm pretty new to smoking. Tell me about the application of a smoke stack damper and a damper between firebox and smoke chamber. Seems like all of those things would be used to...
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 05-16-2018, 04:14 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 4,711
Posted By LeanMachine
A couple of things that I can see from my chair....

A couple of things that I can see from my chair. I'm pretty new to smoking so take it for what it's worth.

Are you running with your firebox door open at all? If not, try that first. If you have...
Forum: Around the Campfire 04-19-2018, 09:54 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,255
Posted By LeanMachine
To add to the quality of the product I will tell...

To add to the quality of the product I will tell another story.

My Dad was directly impacted by the tornados we had last spring. He was in the house with his wife and the house no longer exists....
Forum: Around the Campfire 04-17-2018, 07:54 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,919
Posted By LeanMachine
Polyester gets stanky quick. Grows bacteria very...

Polyester gets stanky quick. Grows bacteria very well. The vinegar thing will probably work. Stick with a 50/50 blend in the future. It is kind of the best of both worlds.
Forum: Around the Campfire 04-16-2018, 12:54 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 3,500
Posted By LeanMachine
I have been trying to stop them for years. I have...

I have been trying to stop them for years. I have quit several times but I end up back on the horse eventually. Crystal Light makes a product called pure energy which is a good substitute and it...
Forum: Around the Campfire 04-16-2018, 09:56 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 3,500
Posted By LeanMachine
A little follow up on this after I tried almost...

A little follow up on this after I tried almost everything mentioned.

I seldom drink caffeine after noon and I have never had trouble falling asleep. I do not believe that caffeine intake is...
Forum: Around the Campfire 04-12-2018, 12:02 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 3,500
Posted By LeanMachine
Gotcha. Thanks for the info.

Gotcha. Thanks for the info.
Forum: Around the Campfire 04-12-2018, 11:49 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 3,500
Posted By LeanMachine
Anybody have a sleep study done, who was not...

Anybody have a sleep study done, who was not diagnosed with sleep apnea, that had their situation improved with a method besides pills?
Forum: Around the Campfire 04-12-2018, 11:48 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 3,500
Posted By LeanMachine
I don't love it but I don't dread it. It's a...

I don't love it but I don't dread it. It's a great job. Like I said, I feel the same when the alarm goes off to go hunting.
Forum: Around the Campfire 04-12-2018, 11:26 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 3,500
Posted By LeanMachine
Define changed my life. I assume you had sleep...

Define changed my life. I assume you had sleep apnea, got a cpap, and now feel much better.

I may misunderstand sleep apnea but I think I would be tired/sleepy during the day. I am not. I am the...
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