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Forum: Around the Campfire Yesterday, 08:33 PM
Replies: 63
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Where did you find it in DFW? Sent from...

Where did you find it in DFW?


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Forum: Around the Campfire Yesterday, 04:35 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,078
Posted By Mike D
Wow. I havenít listened to Russ in years. RIP. ...

Wow. I havenít listened to Russ in years. RIP.


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Forum: D-I-Y Projects 02-26-2021, 10:27 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 7,677
Posted By Mike D
Told ya that sucker would get hot! Sent...

Told ya that sucker would get hot!


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Forum: Around the Campfire 02-26-2021, 10:24 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,243
Posted By Mike D
What do you gain by insulating interior walls?...

What do you gain by insulating interior walls? Again I may be misunderstanding what you are saying.


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Forum: D-I-Y Projects 02-26-2021, 05:55 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,000
Posted By Mike D
Based on personal experience with both, the Husky...

Based on personal experience with both, the Husky Xact fit liners are much better quality and fit than the Weathertech ones.


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Forum: Equipment and Tuning 02-26-2021, 05:34 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 312
Posted By Mike D
Do you leave your stands out all year or even all...

Do you leave your stands out all year or even all season?

If so please consider using cable or chain that isnít subject to rodent or sun damage.


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Forum: Around the Campfire 02-26-2021, 10:57 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,565
Posted By Mike D
I am primarily commercial as well but I installed...

I am primarily commercial as well but I installed (2) load centers in my house and one of them I had to buy a kit for it to add a main breaker. It was a Square D load center and was very easy to do. ...
Forum: Around the Campfire 02-26-2021, 10:54 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,243
Posted By Mike D
Will you have sheathing and some kind of moisture...

Will you have sheathing and some kind of moisture barrier in the living area walls? Or am I misreading what you are saying?


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Forum: Around the Campfire 02-25-2021, 06:58 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 854
Posted By Mike D
Overall AT&T has better coverage for me. I rarely...

Overall AT&T has better coverage for me. I rarely have no signal. Canít say the same for the others Iíve tried.


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Forum: Around the Campfire 02-25-2021, 02:42 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,565
Posted By Mike D
Some residential load centers can be retrofitted...

Some residential load centers can be retrofitted with a main breaker but you would need to know your specific panel board model number.


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Forum: Around the Campfire 02-25-2021, 11:41 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,243
Posted By Mike D
Barndo Spray Foam?

Thatís why I was asking. If you are spraying open cell directly
On the metal you are asking for trouble IMO.

If you arenít planning to wood sheath the walls and ceiling I would definitely spray...
Forum: Around the Campfire 02-24-2021, 10:31 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,243
Posted By Mike D
Why would you do different types of foam? ...

Why would you do different types of foam?


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Forum: Around the Campfire 02-24-2021, 08:09 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,551
Posted By Mike D
If you were building a new house...

We finished ours in 2019. I only have one regret and that is deciding to remove the concrete safe room/vault.

We did MANY of the the things suggested here.

* Total foam encapsulation. Im...
Forum: Around the Campfire 02-24-2021, 09:28 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,165
Posted By Mike D
Iíll wear that badge. I donít have the...

Iíll wear that badge.

I donít have the patience.


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Forum: Around the Campfire 02-23-2021, 11:03 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,165
Posted By Mike D
Yep itís one of my favorite ways to fish. ...

Yep itís one of my favorite ways to fish.

Yíall can have all them ditch pickles. Iíll take a big mess of bream or white perch (crappie) on a pole any day.


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Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 02-23-2021, 10:59 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,108
Posted By Mike D
No doubt. Itís a specialized caliber for sure. ...

No doubt. Itís a specialized caliber for sure.


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Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 02-23-2021, 08:37 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,108
Posted By Mike D
Wrong Ammo used. Iíve killed a bunch of them...

Wrong Ammo used. Iíve killed a bunch of them shooting them through the shoulders with the 110 grain Barnes TAC-TX.


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Forum: Around the Campfire 02-23-2021, 08:30 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,435
Posted By Mike D
Too sweet for my tastes. Sent from my...

Too sweet for my tastes.


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Forum: Around the Campfire 02-23-2021, 02:36 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,594
Posted By Mike D
I absolutely HATE electric razors. I got way more...

I absolutely HATE electric razors. I got way more irritation from using them.

I started shaving in the shower 25+ years ago. Get you a ďfog freeĒ [emoji849] shower mirror, a good set of blades (I...
Forum: Around the Campfire 02-23-2021, 02:22 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 3,308
Posted By Mike D
Fried over easy with pan sausage and a good...

Fried over easy with pan sausage and a good biscuit.




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Forum: Around the Campfire 02-23-2021, 09:48 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,141
Posted By Mike D
Since they went to the aluminum bodies on the...

Since they went to the aluminum bodies on the super duty they share the same cab with the 1/2 ton trucks.


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Forum: Around the Campfire 02-22-2021, 01:49 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 294
Posted By Mike D
Check strong tower plumbing out of Springtown. ...

Check strong tower plumbing out of Springtown.


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Forum: Around the Campfire 02-22-2021, 12:28 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 3,054
Posted By Mike D
Congrats Glen. Look forward to following along. ...

Congrats Glen. Look forward to following along.


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Forum: Around the Campfire 02-22-2021, 09:48 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,170
Posted By Mike D
Iím pretty sure these are going to be my next...

Iím pretty sure these are going to be my next tires.


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Forum: Around the Campfire 02-22-2021, 09:11 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,141
Posted By Mike D
This plus you arenít going to see any increase in...

This plus you arenít going to see any increase in fuel mileage especially if
you lift it and run 37s again.

The miles you drive per year arenít concerning to me as long as you keep up with...
Forum: Recipes 02-21-2021, 07:17 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 836
Posted By Mike D
Iíve not tried cold smoke yet. I hot smoke Mine...

Iíve not tried cold smoke yet. I hot smoke
Mine to 125į internal and pull. Put in fridge for 24 hours, cut in 1/2 and slice. It definitely slices better when cold.


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Forum: Around the Campfire 02-21-2021, 06:17 PM
Replies: 144
Views: 5,960
Posted By Mike D
A good Generator under $500

It would be wise to have more than one option. You could have a plumber install another outlet in your NG to plug into. Just realize you will lose some wattage with the NG route.


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Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 02-21-2021, 06:09 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 549
Posted By Mike D
This will be your best bet. Iím amazed at some of...

This will be your best bet. Iím amazed at some of the stuff you can find on there.

Do you know what parts are making it not function? Those guns are pretty simple.


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Forum: Around the Campfire 02-21-2021, 06:08 PM
Replies: 166
Views: 8,148
Posted By Mike D
Was your pump running? If not I donít know...

Was your pump running?

If not I donít know if any way just to replace the coils.


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Forum: Around the Campfire 02-21-2021, 12:38 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 490
Posted By Mike D
Put it on an exterior wall or 2 would be even...

Put it on an exterior wall or 2 would be even better. My closer where my safe is has 2 layers of 5/8Ē type X fire rated Sheetrock including the ceiling. All joints are staggered and taped with fire...
Forum: Around the Campfire 02-20-2021, 09:14 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 268
Posted By Mike D
Which shop heater?

Is your shop insulated? Do you not have nat gas or propane available?

My shop is spray foam insulated 1Ē thick with insulated 12x14í garage style doors and I can heat it with one of the propane...
Forum: Around the Campfire 02-19-2021, 11:16 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,364
Posted By Mike D
I saw those as well. They actually have a 50A...

I saw those as well. They actually have a 50A plug in them as well. Most only have a 30 plus a couple of 20.


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Forum: Around the Campfire 02-19-2021, 11:10 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,364
Posted By Mike D
Abbot allows red diesel

Same here. Modern diesels are flat out better, more powerful engines. Itís the government mandated emissions systems that suck.

Also diesels that actually get worked seem to have less problems...
Forum: Around the Campfire 02-19-2021, 10:57 PM
Replies: 144
Views: 5,960
Posted By Mike D
As stated above 2x1500 watt heaters and the 3500...

As stated above 2x1500 watt heaters and the 3500 watt unit is tapped and thatís if the running wattage is rated at 3500.


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Forum: Around the Campfire 02-19-2021, 04:36 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,457
Posted By Mike D
If there are load relays then how would...

If there are load relays then how would downstream items fail (catastrophic type failure) if the relays are properly set and function properly?


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Forum: Around the Campfire 02-19-2021, 04:33 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,457
Posted By Mike D
We are also on Tri County and did not even have...

We are also on Tri County and did not even have our power blink through all of this.


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Forum: Around the Campfire 02-19-2021, 04:23 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,121
Posted By Mike D
Ah yeah forgot about that. Since the newer...

Ah yeah forgot about that.

Since the newer transmissions are not built by Allison I wonder if it still has it?


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Forum: Around the Campfire 02-19-2021, 04:16 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,339
Posted By Mike D
Iím on a keep full program as well and they offer...

Iím on a keep full program as well and they offer a discount for that. I get an alarm at 35% and a refill alarm at 25%. They get the same alarms in their end. I may up my refill to be at 35-40%...
Forum: Around the Campfire 02-19-2021, 02:54 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,339
Posted By Mike D
16kw gas wonít be much of any better on gasoline....

16kw gas wonít be much of any better on gasoline. Plus you then have to store gas long term which can be problematic as well. Propane or NG is the way to go. You just have to make provisions for it...
Forum: Around the Campfire 02-19-2021, 02:53 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,339
Posted By Mike D
And thatís not a bad thing. Less prone to failure...

And thatís not a bad thing. Less prone to failure if not used at max rated capacity.


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Forum: Around the Campfire 02-19-2021, 02:51 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,121
Posted By Mike D
Iím not sure any of them do anymore Dale. I know...

Iím not sure any of them do anymore Dale. I know Dodge and Ford used to have a PTO provision when they had a manual transmission as an option.


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Forum: Around the Campfire 02-19-2021, 02:48 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 569
Posted By Mike D
Iím considering the same. I was originally going...

Iím considering the same. I was originally going to have an above ground 500 gallon tank put in but due to objections from my wife [emoji57] I put in a 250 gallon below ground one instead and it cost...
Forum: Around the Campfire 02-19-2021, 02:37 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,457
Posted By Mike D
Agree with all points above. Iíve worked just...

Agree with all points above. Iíve worked just enough in heavy industrial with medium voltage systems to agree with what he said regarding the DC systems on this gear. Iíve got a couple of scars from...
Forum: Around the Campfire 02-19-2021, 02:27 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,603
Posted By Mike D
I watched mine come on and spray after our...

I watched mine come on and spray after our showers this morning. It has been working the entire time because I have 3 ice skating rinks about 40í in diameter each.


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Forum: Around the Campfire 02-19-2021, 12:26 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 4,790
Posted By Mike D
Itís almost impossible to find 24Ē cuts of wood....

Itís almost impossible to find 24Ē cuts of wood. I have a guy that will do it if I ask but 18Ē is the standard length it seems.

Both of my wood burners need at least a 24Ē log and the outdoor one...
Forum: Around the Campfire 02-19-2021, 12:23 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 4,790
Posted By Mike D
I ainít mad at ya. I was just pointing out that...

I ainít mad at ya. I was just pointing out that this is not a new thing and I donít believe anyone is using the current situation to take advantage of anyone like the OP insinuated in his post.

...
Forum: Around the Campfire 02-19-2021, 12:17 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,339
Posted By Mike D
That just means they will crank. They donít...

That just means they will crank. They donít switch over and do a load test. That should be done at least quarterly.


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Forum: Around the Campfire 02-19-2021, 08:57 AM
Replies: 130
Views: 4,790
Posted By Mike D
Iíve been seeing these $8-$10 bundles of wood at...

Iíve been seeing these $8-$10 bundles of wood at grocery stores, Home Depot, Loweís etc long before this event. Not to mention the State Parks do it as well.


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Forum: Around the Campfire 02-18-2021, 08:36 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,336
Posted By Mike D
Bahahahaha. Ainít that the truth. Sent...

Bahahahaha. Ainít that the truth.


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Forum: Around the Campfire 02-18-2021, 05:23 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 524
Posted By Mike D
Iíve had good luck with the purple power...

Iíve had good luck with the purple power degreaser from OíReilleys.

Make dang sure you wash it off good after youíre done.


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