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Forum: Around the Campfire 07-01-2020, 07:01 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 921
Posted By StrayDog
There’s just something about a those once or...

There’s just something about a those once or twice in a lifetime dogs, one of the really good things in life.
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 06-30-2020, 10:59 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,278
Posted By StrayDog
That works or just get some armaflex foam pipe...

That works or just get some armaflex foam pipe insulation and a small heat trace kit - something like this.
...
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 06-29-2020, 07:14 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,278
Posted By StrayDog
Don’t use galvanized - it’s ok code wise but it’s...

Don’t use galvanized - it’s ok code wise but it’s junk. If you want to go copper then they make pro-press fittings. You basically use a big crimping tool - you can probably rent one at a tool rental...
Forum: Around the Campfire 06-15-2020, 06:54 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 4,061
Posted By StrayDog
I’ve got a 6.8 SPCII - when I built it I intended...

I’ve got a 6.8 SPCII - when I built it I intended it to be heavy. It shoots lights out but I spent a ton of money on it because that’s what I wanted.

I’ve also got several in 5.56 - but they all...
Forum: Around the Campfire 06-13-2020, 10:18 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 243
Posted By StrayDog
Great American

Had the great pleasure of meeting Mr. Fiske Hanley last night. He’s 100 years old and still sharp as a tack and still lives in his own apartment in a Fort Worth retirement community. This guy spent...
Forum: Around the Campfire 06-11-2020, 02:25 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 557
Posted By StrayDog
One cause for having a humid house is if your...

One cause for having a humid house is if your unit is oversized it can be short cycling (i.e. running for only a short period of time before shutting off). When short cycling occurs less total air...
Forum: Around the Campfire 06-10-2020, 05:52 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 578
Posted By StrayDog
Lake of the woods or upper red for walleye. The...

Lake of the woods or upper red for walleye. The boundary waters has walleye, trout, crappies, smallies, northerns, sunnys, and probably more. However, you need a permit to enter and they sell out...
Forum: Around the Campfire 06-10-2020, 01:49 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 622
Posted By StrayDog
There’s still good kids out there - good job...

There’s still good kids out there - good job raising one of them and congratulations to the young man. Hard work pays off!
Forum: Current Events - Politics and Such 06-08-2020, 12:47 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,057
Posted By StrayDog
What happened to fathers, Uncles, Grandpa’s...

What happened to fathers, Uncles, Grandpa’s teaching youngsters about proper gun safety and respect for firearms? I know this crowd still probably does that but our society has strayed from that very...
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 05-27-2020, 08:36 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 4,394
Posted By StrayDog
One of the greatest admirable qualities in a...

One of the greatest admirable qualities in a young man is drive and the willingness to work hard. However, I’ve learned that those who work smart and can sell out win those who just continue to...
Forum: Around the Campfire 05-26-2020, 04:42 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 4,507
Posted By StrayDog
I was looking at an old broken bone on my right...

I was looking at an old broken bone on my right hand just yesterday. I was in my prime and hit this guy about Mike Tyson’s size with everything I had. That boy just shook his head and smiled and I...
Forum: Around the Campfire 05-18-2020, 09:06 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,095
Posted By StrayDog
If he has the interest and the aptitude I’d...

If he has the interest and the aptitude I’d suggest becoming a welding engineer. There aren’t many schools that offer this but I believe Ohio State is one that offers a 4 year degree.

I know a...
Forum: Around the Campfire 05-05-2020, 05:08 PM
Replies: 293
Views: 10,955
Posted By StrayDog
That’s a fine looking young man with great taste...

That’s a fine looking young man with great taste in toys. May the good Lord guide the doctors to provide a successful surgery and touch the young man for a quick recovery and that he has minimal to...
Forum: Around the Campfire 05-04-2020, 12:28 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,673
Posted By StrayDog
I’d say no challenge coins but I have a skewed...

I’d say no challenge coins but I have a skewed point of view. Challenge coins are given in the military for very big achievements - i.e. for being part of a very select unit (ranger battalion, SF...
Forum: Around the Campfire 04-25-2020, 07:26 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 406
Posted By StrayDog
I’m not well versed in residential HVAC but I...

I’m not well versed in residential HVAC but I will say a big problem with HVAC is sizing.

Oversized units will “short cycle” and not allow for proper dehumidification nor proper air turnover....
Forum: Around the Campfire 04-16-2020, 08:49 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 607
Posted By StrayDog
Don’t know what it’s worth but it’s call q...

Don’t know what it’s worth but it’s call q decking. I’ve seen it used in steel framed industrial buildings as a bottom form for concrete floors on intermediate levels. Tons of that stuff in power...
Forum: Around the Campfire 04-16-2020, 09:22 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,889
Posted By StrayDog
Take a picture of the name plate on your gas...

Take a picture of the name plate on your gas meter/regulator at the meter. Call the gas company and ask what pressure they are supplying on the house side of the service (they should give you a value...
Forum: Around the Campfire 04-10-2020, 11:26 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,789
Posted By StrayDog
Several rounds of beer for the donor on me on my...

Several rounds of beer for the donor on me on my next trip to BCS!
Forum: Around the Campfire 04-09-2020, 02:10 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,623
Posted By StrayDog
Past participle has already happened, so how does...

Past participle has already happened, so how does “he/she/it/they will be seen” convey the past and not the future?

Asking for a friend, I worked hard for a B or C in english class. Math and...
Forum: Around the Campfire 04-08-2020, 03:58 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,365
Posted By StrayDog
Never would I use PVC - air lines are subjective...

Never would I use PVC - air lines are subjective to a lot of stress cycles. When it finally let’s go it explodes.

Just because a pipe says it’s rated for 600 psi only means if it’s a completely...
Forum: Current Events - Politics and Such 04-08-2020, 03:17 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 3,586
Posted By StrayDog
This stuff is just like a court case you watch on...

This stuff is just like a court case you watch on TV. The prosecutor calls in their expert witness who says their part. The defense calls in their expert witness who presents a differing testimony.
...
Forum: Around the Campfire 04-07-2020, 03:01 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 3,863
Posted By StrayDog
Yeap - I have one dog that minds better than 99%...

Yeap - I have one dog that minds better than 99% of dogs, isn’t aggressive, and will look at me for an “ok” to move if some little kid wants to pet her. I have another dog that is friendly but is...
Forum: Around the Campfire 04-06-2020, 04:30 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 3,337
Posted By StrayDog
I remember getting to junior high and the coach...

I remember getting to junior high and the coach said you boys are too slow, time for some suicides. I thought, awesome, I could use a cold drink. Man, was I disappointed.
Forum: Around the Campfire 04-05-2020, 04:08 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 452
Posted By StrayDog
This - Duncanville is/can be very rough....

This - Duncanville is/can be very rough. Midlothian isn’t that far away and most that live there act like Dallas is a days drive away.
Forum: Around the Campfire 04-03-2020, 02:48 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 573
Posted By StrayDog
Lil smokies, Tyler Childers, Cade Foehner, Gary...

Lil smokies, Tyler Childers, Cade Foehner, Gary Clark Jr., and don’t forget The Eagles and Grady Spencer
Forum: Around the Campfire 03-31-2020, 04:14 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 642
Posted By StrayDog
Very easy to calculate. q (BTU/hr) = U...

Very easy to calculate.

q (BTU/hr) = U (thermal resistance in BTU/ hr-ft2-degree F) x wall area (ft2) x temperature difference (degree F).

If you have a wall with insulation, siding, etc. you...
Forum: Around the Campfire 03-30-2020, 05:26 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 4,623
Posted By StrayDog
My grandfather was an old school scissors and...

My grandfather was an old school scissors and straight razor barber - he gave two kinds of haircuts flat tops and part on the left/right.

He said the difference between a bad haircut and a decent...
Forum: Around the Campfire 03-27-2020, 07:11 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 478
Posted By StrayDog
Not a saints fan but I always enjoy watching him...

Not a saints fan but I always enjoy watching him play. Not only is he extremely talented but he also seems like a very humble, down to earth guy.
Forum: Current Events - Politics and Such 03-24-2020, 01:49 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 2,717
Posted By StrayDog
Yeap - I was talking with a city officer whose...

Yeap - I was talking with a city officer whose beat covers my hood. He flat out said he’s just looking for hoodlums who are breaking into cars, businesses, punk teenagers being destructive, etc. He...
Forum: Around the Campfire 03-21-2020, 06:47 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 829
Posted By StrayDog
That cute little girl just steals the show in...

That cute little girl just steals the show in those pictures. You got a keeper for sure.
Forum: Around the Campfire 03-18-2020, 07:06 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 2,460
Posted By StrayDog
Tell your friend to get a second opinion. ...

Tell your friend to get a second opinion.

Prayers sent
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 03-18-2020, 06:59 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,635
Posted By StrayDog
Some kind of planter cart

Some kind of planter cart
Forum: Around the Campfire 03-17-2020, 01:09 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 903
Posted By StrayDog
He’s just ticked he doesn’t have thumbs - if he...

He’s just ticked he doesn’t have thumbs - if he did he’d drive himself to go hunting ever day and not have to wait on you to take him. The GSP’s I’ve been around have tremendous hunting drive - gotta...
Forum: Around the Campfire 03-11-2020, 10:49 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,084
Posted By StrayDog
I remember going way back on fire break roads to...

I remember going way back on fire break roads to fish the pecos River in NM by myself when I was about 17. I had a six pack on a stringer cooling off in the river when I got surprised by a game...
Forum: Around the Campfire 03-10-2020, 02:26 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,680
Posted By StrayDog
Heck, if I could I’d hire a troop of Girl Scouts...

Heck, if I could I’d hire a troop of Girl Scouts to help sell for my employer I’d do it tomorrow - hard to say no to them especially when they call you “mister”. I’m always smiling after I devour an...
Forum: Around the Campfire 03-08-2020, 06:38 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,399
Posted By StrayDog
Meh - take the subway. Contrary to popular belief...

Meh - take the subway. Contrary to popular belief most New Yorkers aren’t jerks, simply politely ask cop, metro worker, or a friendly looking local. Been there half a dozen times and never had a rude...
Forum: Around the Campfire 03-04-2020, 11:20 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,918
Posted By StrayDog
Were there any dead possums that choked on the...

Were there any dead possums that choked on the waistband of some chitty drawers?
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 03-02-2020, 04:29 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,895
Posted By StrayDog
After saying every bad word known to man and...

After saying every bad word known to man and inventing many new ones, my electrician brother told me to buy those very crimpers and corresponding butt splice connectors.

One of the best tools I’ve...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 02-25-2020, 08:54 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 882
Posted By StrayDog
ARP barrel all day, everyday and twice on...

ARP barrel all day, everyday and twice on Sunday’s.

I will warn you I went through 3 or 4 different magazine brands before I found one that would feed reliably.

I built my own 6.8 - spikes...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 02-22-2020, 11:26 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,780
Posted By StrayDog
Very nice what stock and finish?

Very nice what stock and finish?
Forum: Around the Campfire 02-18-2020, 01:47 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,959
Posted By StrayDog
Also - I bought an evolution cold cut saw. It’s...

Also - I bought an evolution cold cut saw. It’s the cats meow if he’s cutting relatively small tube/pipe. Fairly cheap, fast cutting, and it’s the smoothest cut of anything I’ve used.

I agree with...
Forum: Around the Campfire 02-18-2020, 11:47 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,959
Posted By StrayDog
Remind him those welding gloves aren’t just for...

Remind him those welding gloves aren’t just for when he’s welding. Metal will cut the crap out of you and it stays hot for a while after you grind/cut/weld.

Also make sure he wears good boots -...
Forum: Around the Campfire 02-17-2020, 06:14 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,850
Posted By StrayDog
When I was in junior high and thought I was “full...

When I was in junior high and thought I was “full grown” my grandpa (he basically raised me) stopped one of the vice principal’s/coaches in church. Grandpa asked him if there really was a form he...
Forum: Around the Campfire 02-17-2020, 10:03 AM
Replies: 115
Views: 3,367
Posted By StrayDog
This - minus the catfish.

This - minus the catfish.
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 02-16-2020, 09:19 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,202
Posted By StrayDog
He actually did that in the summer of 2018 - I’d...

He actually did that in the summer of 2018 - I’d think that record will stand for a long time.
Forum: Around the Campfire 02-13-2020, 10:43 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 2,682
Posted By StrayDog
Pour a stiff drink, dim the lights, crank up the...

Pour a stiff drink, dim the lights, crank up the sing-a-long tunes. Pause, stop, repeat.

Alternatively, substitute the tunes for a phone call to an old buddy to talk about better times.
Forum: Around the Campfire 02-06-2020, 05:06 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,088
Posted By StrayDog
It’s the same mentality as buying into socialism....

It’s the same mentality as buying into socialism. The deer have food so they can just share with the human-introduced pigs, right?

It’s actually our jobs as humans to help control animal...
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 02-05-2020, 08:22 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,234
Posted By StrayDog
Did you build a router flattening jig to plane...

Did you build a router flattening jig to plane the slab? I’m going to build a similar top for a dining room table...just gathering info for now.
Forum: Around the Campfire 02-04-2020, 02:29 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,953
Posted By StrayDog
Agreed - started a new job not long ago. I was...

Agreed - started a new job not long ago. I was really contemplating skipping an annual fishing trip with a buddy whose more like my brother. I made the right choice and got to meet his newly born...
Forum: Around the Campfire 02-03-2020, 10:19 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,111
Posted By StrayDog
When I scratched my eye a couple times I went to...

When I scratched my eye a couple times I went to Opthamology Associates on Lancaster/Summit. They always got me in quickly and were very thorough and didn’t break my wallet. You only have one set of...
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