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Forum: Around the Campfire Yesterday, 06:27 PM
Replies: 13
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The problem is that the ducting is the wrong size...

The problem is that the ducting is the wrong size (too small) for this unit. Im a huge fan of rigid duct, but the new expense is going to be cost prohibitive.
Forum: Around the Campfire Yesterday, 06:16 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 234
Posted By 8mpg
We got a couple quotes. These are variable speed...

We got a couple quotes. These are variable speed systems. The problem isnt the equipment, its the redo of the ducting that seems way out of line. The house is all rigid duct to be swapped out for...
Forum: Around the Campfire Yesterday, 05:17 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 234
Posted By 8mpg
Anyone due A/C work in DFW?

My parents have a house in North Fort Worth/Keller area in need of a new system (or two) will ducting. House is 3000sqft. They seem to be getting quotes in the $20-25k range. I thought that was way...
Forum: Around the Campfire 11-24-2017, 06:51 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 452
Posted By 8mpg
I went Botvac because of the logic behind it. It...

I went Botvac because of the logic behind it. It doesnt randomly run into things and change direction. It will try and outline a room then go back and forth. Also it will go back to the docking...
Forum: Around the Campfire 11-03-2017, 09:57 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 914
Posted By 8mpg
If prices are anything like the state fair, Id...

If prices are anything like the state fair, Id look into what you can buy for $50k. You can get a Lexus GX460 for the same price.... or a loaded Ford Explorer :rolleyes:
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-21-2017, 05:07 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 254
Posted By 8mpg
Jamison has a huge sign on their building or...

Jamison has a huge sign on their building or fence that says commerical only.

Not in FtWorth but I would check out Viking Fence Supply. They own their own cedar mill and their pickets are MUCH...
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-21-2017, 05:05 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 576
Posted By 8mpg
He seems like a stand up guy. If its in your...

He seems like a stand up guy. If its in your budget, he may be a good possibility.
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-19-2017, 09:01 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 576
Posted By 8mpg
Honestly our plans changed when someone made an...

Honestly our plans changed when someone made an offer on the land we were going to build on. We took the money and ran.

The Ubuildit route was getting to me though. Frank's costs were dang near...
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-01-2017, 02:09 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,349
Posted By 8mpg
Matt Risinger is a high end builder in Austin....

Matt Risinger is a high end builder in Austin. That is definitely a pier a beam but you dont need the bottom layer of concrete. My house is over dirt. I love pier and beam as it is easy to move...
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-20-2017, 03:49 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 698
Posted By 8mpg
Thats what Im thinking. Kawasaki is the preferred...

Thats what Im thinking. Kawasaki is the preferred and probably has way more units being used than Kohler. I dont think you could go wrong with either though.

To the OP, go drive both of them and...
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-14-2017, 10:28 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,076
Posted By 8mpg
I'd recommend doing checking out all the videos...

I'd recommend doing checking out all the videos on YouTube from Powerstrokehelp.com
All he does is these trucks. He covers the big problems on many videos with suggestions on fixes.
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-14-2017, 08:21 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,068
Posted By 8mpg
I say it over and over. Get the card with the...

I say it over and over. Get the card with the biggest sign up bonus. Most of us without a business wont spend much a month on their credit card. My spending on credit card are maybe $1000/mo. 1%, 2%...
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-13-2017, 10:57 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 312
Posted By 8mpg
Sending you a PM

Sending you a PM
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-12-2017, 05:30 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 312
Posted By 8mpg
Replacing garage floor

Well not exactly the garage, but my building floor. I have a 32x28 building that was built in 2 sections. The back part of the slab is 1.5" higher than the rest. Its cracking on the front half and...
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-12-2017, 09:14 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,224
Posted By 8mpg
Check craigslist. I have had a guy out twice in...

Check craigslist. I have had a guy out twice in my area that is cheaper than renting a machine. He did a 12" stump and 10" stump for $75 the first time. 2nd time was a 20" stump and 3-4 small 6"...
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-03-2017, 07:51 PM
Replies: 326
Views: 15,825
Posted By 8mpg
A run on the pumps... Some CEO for QuikTrip or...

A run on the pumps... Some CEO for QuikTrip or whoever said what they were selling in 2 hours was what they were selling in 2 normal days.
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 09-03-2017, 03:57 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 936
Posted By 8mpg
Sikaflex will work just fine. Make sure you use a...

Sikaflex will work just fine. Make sure you use a foam backer rod or you will be using tons of Sikaflex
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-03-2017, 03:55 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 386
Posted By 8mpg
only on cool

only on cool
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-25-2017, 05:25 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,122
Posted By 8mpg
12' is the safest best. Im looking to build a...

12' is the safest best. Im looking to build a building right now and all the research I have done recommends 12'. Some places say you can get away with 9'8" or so but I wouldnt want it that close.
...
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 08-23-2017, 04:17 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,553
Posted By 8mpg
Looks great!

Looks great!
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-19-2017, 04:20 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,881
Posted By 8mpg
Thats what you are paying a title company to do....

Thats what you are paying a title company to do. Research the title/deed and make sure everything is good
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-18-2017, 09:15 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,881
Posted By 8mpg
Not a great analogy But when you pay a...

Not a great analogy

But when you pay a professional company to do a job, I shouldnt need to buy an insurance policy to protect myself if they did a bad job. I dont buy an insurance policy for my...
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-18-2017, 09:13 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,881
Posted By 8mpg
Tell me about it. We are 'losing' more money on...

Tell me about it. We are 'losing' more money on this sale due to commissions, fees, etc than my wife made last year. This realty broker is making a ton of money off my family for putting it on the...
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-18-2017, 09:09 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,881
Posted By 8mpg
While I agree with you that issues can come...

While I agree with you that issues can come up...what are you paying a title company to do? If they dont do their job correctly they should be sued, not the seller. I shouldnt have to buy an...
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-18-2017, 08:41 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,325
Posted By 8mpg
I have been researching investing lately and just...

I have been researching investing lately and just dont understand how people have the stomach for this. I remember not long ago bitcoin was in the $200-400 mark...now $4500. Its going to go back down...
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-18-2017, 08:34 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,881
Posted By 8mpg
Is it just me or is Title Insurance a scam?

So this is my first time selling a property and I started looking over the paperwork that gets signed on Tuesday. There is a $2400 title insurance policy I'm paying for. I feel like it is outdated...
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-15-2017, 09:37 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 443
Posted By 8mpg
I dont have any input on their product specific,...

I dont have any input on their product specific, but Id really look into the pricing. Cast iron is cast iron. In cookware, to me, the real differences come into multi clad stainless pans like...
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-05-2017, 01:52 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 145
Posted By 8mpg
Garland Steel I think is open on Saturdays

Garland Steel I think is open on Saturdays
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-05-2017, 08:10 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 349
Posted By 8mpg
Do a search for a Meuller thread on here. There...

Do a search for a Meuller thread on here. There are recommendations for a few steel manufacturers out there that were cheaper than Meuller.
Forum: Around the Campfire 07-25-2017, 05:37 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,348
Posted By 8mpg
Regardless of where you go, I'd recommend going...

Regardless of where you go, I'd recommend going to a suit place or a higher end department store like Nordstrom and get measured and fit properly. Then hit up the sales online when you know your...
Forum: Around the Campfire 07-22-2017, 05:37 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 991
Posted By 8mpg
My safe mover just uses a pallet jack and some...

My safe mover just uses a pallet jack and some steel sheets to not mar up the floor. He had a nice trailer with a liftgate. This safe weighs 1700lbs if I recall
Forum: Around the Campfire 07-19-2017, 04:32 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 576
Posted By 8mpg
Custom builder in DFW (Keller/Southlake/NRH area)

Looking for some recommendations on builders. We are getting some plans drawn up and looking for some recommendations on builders. Any suggestions?
Forum: Around the Campfire 07-19-2017, 02:21 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,335
Posted By 8mpg
I think most people point towards Mueller right...

I think most people point towards Mueller right away just because its a well known name. Im just an average joe and never heard of these other companies.
Forum: Around the Campfire 07-18-2017, 08:45 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 535
Posted By 8mpg
Locksmith for sure. My Dodge dealership wanted...

Locksmith for sure. My Dodge dealership wanted $400 for a key or something like that. The locksmith made one for $150.
Forum: Around the Campfire 07-18-2017, 12:09 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 739
Posted By 8mpg
Speaker opinions are like a**holes...everyone has...

Speaker opinions are like a**holes...everyone has one. Best thing you can do is go somewhere like Fry's or Best Buy (Magnolia theater stores) and listen yourself. Everyone has a preference on how...
Forum: Around the Campfire 07-16-2017, 07:49 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 4,492
Posted By 8mpg
We never found out. We asked the detectives for...

We never found out. We asked the detectives for information about where the dirt came from but have not had a reply. Not sure if they are legally obligated to share. We were instructed to not talk to...
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 07-15-2017, 04:04 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,372
Posted By 8mpg
I dont know what its like by you, but in DFW, you...

I dont know what its like by you, but in DFW, you dont usually need stamped plans unless you are over 10,000sqft. Most houses these days are being built with tply or whatever its called and passes...
Forum: Around the Campfire 07-15-2017, 04:00 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 4,492
Posted By 8mpg
Unfortunately nothing to update. The detectives...

Unfortunately nothing to update. The detectives are still detecting. I'm not sure if they will give us the outcome of the case or not but I will follow up for some answers.


Random question, but...
Forum: Around the Campfire 07-14-2017, 04:52 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,260
Posted By 8mpg
I completely rewired my house during my rebuild...

I completely rewired my house during my rebuild from what I learned off of youtube and doing a little code research. My house is still here 3 years later. Electricity is fairly simple but you are...
Forum: Around the Campfire 07-14-2017, 04:50 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 995
Posted By 8mpg
Its almost a wash. Closed cell is much more...

Its almost a wash. Closed cell is much more expensive (usually twice the price) but has twice the R value. So spray more open cell or less closed cell but it will be expensive either way.
Forum: Around the Campfire 07-14-2017, 04:46 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,975
Posted By 8mpg
Look up one post. Joe Lstiburek says it should be...

Look up one post. Joe Lstiburek says it should be fine
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 07-13-2017, 02:52 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,372
Posted By 8mpg
Im planning on a house right now and 10x10 is...

Im planning on a house right now and 10x10 is about the bare minimum for a bedroom. Anything over that should be ok. Im looking at 12x12 for my bedrooms.

Bathrooms do not need to be that big. A...
Forum: Around the Campfire 07-13-2017, 02:48 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,418
Posted By 8mpg
LOL.. as frustrated as I get at some of your...

LOL.. as frustrated as I get at some of your post... I thank you for being a good sport and making a laugh. ;)b
Forum: Around the Campfire 07-13-2017, 02:45 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,260
Posted By 8mpg
LOL...that essentially my theory on most house...

LOL...that essentially my theory on most house work. If they make more per hour than I do, I will do it myself.
Forum: Around the Campfire 07-10-2017, 10:53 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,418
Posted By 8mpg
Might be wherever you are but in the DFW area,...

Might be wherever you are but in the DFW area, most lots are 50' or so. There are some you will pay a premium for in the 80's.

Id love to see how you calculated $23/ft. Stereotypical slab it...
Forum: Around the Campfire 07-10-2017, 01:09 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,418
Posted By 8mpg
Most lots these days dont support a one story...

Most lots these days dont support a one story because lots are 50-60' wide. The majority of semi-custom homes we have seen are all in that lot range.
Forum: Around the Campfire 07-09-2017, 09:53 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,418
Posted By 8mpg
Not much more. A quality web truss plus flooring...

Not much more. A quality web truss plus flooring sheeting isnt that much cheaper than concrete and roof. Also with a 2 story you lose square footage to the stair case (50-70sqft) plus the cost of...
Forum: Around the Campfire 07-09-2017, 09:50 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 911
Posted By 8mpg
$5-6/sq ft

$5-6/sq ft
Forum: Around the Campfire 07-09-2017, 04:56 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,977
Posted By 8mpg
I want one but its hard for me to justify one....

I want one but its hard for me to justify one. Just being a homeowner and going to do some dirt work on my property where Im going to build is helping me justify it in my mind.

I think Iron...
Forum: Around the Campfire 07-09-2017, 04:54 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 995
Posted By 8mpg
Like they said above...open cell or closed cell...

Like they said above...open cell or closed cell and how thick?

I had my house done while remodeling (all sheetrock was down) and we paid $4000 for the roof (7" thick on a single story 2100sqft...
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