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Forum: Around the Campfire 05-27-2021, 09:26 PM
Replies: 27
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Posted By Abctx
Vortex... ...

Vortex...

https://www.amazon.com/Rotary-12164-Trimmer-Donut-Vortex/dp/B005IFSM70


More flexible/rubbery. Doesn’t seem to break as easily. Shape seems to make it fly straighter.

Anyway, I...
Forum: Around the Campfire 05-11-2021, 05:49 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 276
Posted By Abctx
Having better luck with my current set of Falken...

Having better luck with my current set of Falken AT3W’s, than I did with my Cooper ST Maxx’s. Cheaper/quieter/smoother/longer lasting....
Forum: Around the Campfire 04-17-2021, 12:12 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 989
Posted By Abctx
That tub insert should only require caulk in...

That tub insert should only require caulk in about 2 spots, about 3 inches, each. The instructions should tell you where to put it. Any other gaps should be overlapping and self draining, and not...
Forum: Around the Campfire 02-22-2021, 01:22 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 752
Posted By Abctx
Brush-tox (Remedy, Triclopyr) mixed with diesel....

Brush-tox (Remedy, Triclopyr) mixed with diesel. Cut it again, dpray it on all the stems. Done.

If you use the pellets (hexazinone, Velpar), you won’t be able to plant anything there for quite...
Forum: Around the Campfire 02-10-2021, 09:18 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,445
Posted By Abctx
As mentioned, dark colors fade. They will look...

As mentioned, dark colors fade. They will look good for a while, but will eventually fade. Red goes to pink, etc. Lots of the dark colors will start “chalking up”.

The light colors will chalk up...
Forum: Around the Campfire 01-09-2021, 08:21 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,574
Posted By Abctx
Over 25 mph gets uncomfortable. Keep it 60-65 mph...

Over 25 mph gets uncomfortable. Keep it 60-65 mph or less. A good weight distribution hitch set up PROPERLY. Also, you have to learn not to over-react. Almost better to let the wind push you a little...
Forum: Around the Campfire 01-09-2021, 08:08 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,471
Posted By Abctx
Must be the most well kept secret in the world. I...

Must be the most well kept secret in the world. I still have yet to meet a guy who knows it!!! You sure you haven’t caught the Covid (lost your sense of taste)????
Forum: Around the Campfire 01-09-2021, 12:52 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,471
Posted By Abctx
Your best day duck hunting, you’re stuck with a...

Your best day duck hunting, you’re stuck with a pile of ducks to eat....(yuck).....
Forum: Around the Campfire 12-25-2020, 10:37 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,905
Posted By Abctx
Well, could’ve been “old stock” from 2019, or...

Well, could’ve been “old stock” from 2019, or could be another bad batch.

My next ones will be “Plan B” or Foreverlast. Not saying they’re better, but haven’t heard of any serious issues with...
Forum: Around the Campfire 12-25-2020, 10:30 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,905
Posted By Abctx
No. A buddy of mine has had a few do the same...

No. A buddy of mine has had a few do the same thing. Has cost him hundreds of dollars in corn.

Apparently, a bad batch made in 2019. He said the serial either starts or ends in “19” signifying...
Forum: Around the Campfire 12-25-2020, 05:52 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 424
Posted By Abctx
The real question is, “How often are you going to...

The real question is, “How often are you going to be doing this dirt/rock work??”. If it’s just a 1-2 time thing, then rent a skid steer or track loader. It’ll go much faster, and you can stick with...
Forum: Around the Campfire 12-25-2020, 12:34 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 636
Posted By Abctx
You might find a sucker, but honestly, $2k or...

You might find a sucker, but honestly, $2k or less...

Sure a restored one is worth $20-$25k plus.
This one will meed $5k of engine/transmission work, $5-$10k of paint/body, and another $3-$5k of...
Forum: Around the Campfire 12-25-2020, 12:17 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 4,899
Posted By Abctx
If you do it again, specify the times (12-2), and...

If you do it again, specify the times (12-2), and let them know you’re not running a Golden Corral for the kids’ friends. Maybe the GF (Dad’s) KNEW it was too many people, and wanted to “get out of...
Forum: Around the Campfire 12-25-2020, 11:21 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 575
Posted By Abctx
Used is “as is” unless in writing. Sorry for your...

Used is “as is” unless in writing. Sorry for your son’s injuries, but you’ll need to teach him how to pull in the clutch and hit the kill switch.

BTW, I have seen LOTS of new riders get nervous on...
Forum: Around the Campfire 11-01-2020, 11:08 PM
Replies: 147
Views: 6,004
Posted By Abctx
ChicagoBurger.... Eat at Braum’s....

ChicagoBurger....

Eat at Braum’s. Family-owned outta Oklahoma. Bacon and cheese actually have a taste to them..
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-29-2020, 08:13 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,870
Posted By Abctx
Bromethalin is a nerve agent. “Brodifacoum” is...

Bromethalin is a nerve agent. “Brodifacoum” is the anticoagulant that vitamin K is used for....

Hopefully, the amount was small, but Bromethalin is pretty dangerous in larger amounts, snd doesn’t...
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-27-2020, 08:08 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 885
Posted By Abctx
Settler’s Crossing.

Settler’s Crossing.
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-26-2020, 05:59 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,533
Posted By Abctx
For those that don’t know, Tractor Supply has a...

For those that don’t know, Tractor Supply has a “belt aisle”. They have an entire rack of belts sorted by length. They also have a gauge there so you can measure your old belt. FWIW...
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-16-2020, 07:14 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,265
Posted By Abctx
That place is open like every other Tuesday, from...

That place is open like every other Tuesday, from 10:14 am until 12:03 pm.....
It’s a nice place, but their hours are JACKED UP. I’m not talking about their posted hours. I’m just saying they’ open...
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-13-2020, 06:09 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,168
Posted By Abctx
Here’s 300 ft for $240.... ...

Here’s 300 ft for $240....

https://www.homedepot.com/p/Advanced-Drainage-Systems-1-1-2-in-x-300-ft-IPS-80-PSI-UTY-Poly-Pipe-15080300/203294348
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-13-2020, 06:07 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,168
Posted By Abctx
Last time I bought 1-1/2” at Home Depot, it was...

Last time I bought 1-1/2” at Home Depot, it was the 80 psi and had gone up to about $85 for a 100ft roll. I ended up finding some 160 psi (I think) in a 300 ft roll at a local plumbing supply store...
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-13-2020, 04:02 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,168
Posted By Abctx
You can order the larger diameters “ship to store...

You can order the larger diameters “ship to store free” from Home Depot. Note, the 1/2”-3/4” stuff used for drip irrigation is not heavy duty enough, and coyotes/rats will chew that up..
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-13-2020, 03:56 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,168
Posted By Abctx
I’ve had black poly out for a few years, on top...

I’ve had black poly out for a few years, on top of the ground. Nothing has chewed on it, yet. It won’t get brittle in the sun, like pvc will. The 1-1/2” works well. I had used some 1” on one leg, and...
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-07-2020, 10:50 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,375
Posted By Abctx
Ok. Well I guess I’m referring to the...

Ok. Well I guess I’m referring to the black/yellow “paper wasps” rather than the red “paper wasps”.

https://www.bigbluebug.com/pest-identification/profile/paper-wasps
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-07-2020, 08:57 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,375
Posted By Abctx
You have to try pretty hard to make a paper wasp...

You have to try pretty hard to make a paper wasp sting you (unlike a red wasp).

Those strips work great in an enclosed space. Pretty much worthless in an open air blind.
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-06-2020, 10:07 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 923
Posted By Abctx
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Forum: Around the Campfire 09-28-2020, 07:53 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 271
Posted By Abctx
This??? ...

This???
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Forum: Around the Campfire 09-28-2020, 07:50 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 271
Posted By Abctx
Try eBay, before giving up.

Try eBay, before giving up.
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-28-2020, 07:48 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,069
Posted By Abctx
That’s exactly what happened. They were selling...

That’s exactly what happened. They were selling product and making profit. Freedom Group saddled them with so much debt, though, that they had no chance of getting out from under it. This wasn’t a...
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-27-2020, 04:31 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,436
Posted By Abctx
Give it a few weeks, and it will likely clear up....

Give it a few weeks, and it will likely clear up.

Virtually any reliable source will tell you do NOT stock crappie (unless the pond is 10-20 acres plus). They eat too much and reproduce too much....
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-11-2020, 05:31 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,091
Posted By Abctx
If it’s going to be over 25 ft, get one with TWO...

If it’s going to be over 25 ft, get one with TWO air conditioners. Our single ac has a helluva time keeping up when temps are 95 plus..
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-18-2019, 10:32 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,410
Posted By Abctx
10 panels will make a pen almost 50’ across...

10 panels will make a pen almost 50’ across (diameter, not radius). 21 t-posts. If you knock the plate off of one of the t-posts, it fits well into a piece of 1-1/2” pvc. I bury a 2’ section of pvc...
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-12-2019, 08:24 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 696
Posted By Abctx
Those pull-behind are a real pain if you have to...

Those pull-behind are a real pain if you have to back up...
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-04-2019, 07:28 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,416
Posted By Abctx
This time of year, probably perennial rye or...

This time of year, probably perennial rye or winter wheat. For next spring, Turner Seed has some options for something long lasting.
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-04-2019, 02:02 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,580
Posted By Abctx
You just run a higher risk of getting more...

You just run a higher risk of getting more aggressive and removing the bluing that is UNDER the rust. The 0000 steel wool almost feels like a cotton ball. The goal is to remove the rust sitting on...
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-04-2019, 09:08 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,580
Posted By Abctx
Matte finishes are tricky, but on normal blue,...

Matte finishes are tricky, but on normal blue, the 0000 steel wool and oil is the trick.
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-01-2019, 09:32 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,743
Posted By Abctx
That was done/requested by the late Stanley Marsh...

That was done/requested by the late Stanley Marsh (the guy that paid for Cadillac Ranch). It is called “the Floating Mesa”. When the sky color is just right, and you’re far enough away, it is...
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-12-2019, 04:38 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,025
Posted By Abctx
No!! If you’re gonna take paint off aluminum, ...

No!! If you’re gonna take paint off aluminum, get some paint stripper. Use plastic scrapers so you don’t gouge the aluminum. Put down a cheap plastic “drop cloth” and when you’re done, you can roll...
Forum: Around the Campfire 07-12-2019, 05:52 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,139
Posted By Abctx
The water mix is for foliar (leaf) spray. Diesel...

The water mix is for foliar (leaf) spray. Diesel is for basal bark (trunk) spray. The diesel allows the Remedy to “penetrate” the bark.

Conversely, spraying the diesel mix on leaves will burn the...
Forum: Around the Campfire 07-12-2019, 05:48 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,139
Posted By Abctx
Try the Pronone Power Pellets for those big root...

Try the Pronone Power Pellets for those big root deals. Not cheap, but not near as labor intensive.

I use a 4 ft piece of PVC so I can direct the pellets down to the base of the tree. Especially...
Forum: Around the Campfire 07-11-2019, 10:54 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,139
Posted By Abctx
I’ve stored the diesel/Remedy mix for almost a...

I’ve stored the diesel/Remedy mix for almost a year with no issues. Just shake it well before you use it again.

The diesel is hard on good sprayers, so I often make a point of using the cheap...
Forum: Around the Campfire 06-16-2019, 10:22 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 940
Posted By Abctx
Moore Maker NEVER made their knives. They’re...

Moore Maker NEVER made their knives. They’re contracted out. When Queen and Camillus were making them, they were good. Now, it’s Utica and Bear MGC. Not as good.
Forum: Around the Campfire 06-14-2019, 04:16 PM
Replies: 214
Views: 9,146
Posted By Abctx
The bacon has no taste. The cheese has no taste....

The bacon has no taste. The cheese has no taste. Blah...
Forum: Around the Campfire 06-14-2019, 04:14 PM
Replies: 214
Views: 9,146
Posted By Abctx
Braum’s is better, anyhow. Whataburger,...

Braum’s is better, anyhow.

Whataburger, tastes like Texas, er, Chicago.....
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 03-22-2019, 01:25 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,533
Posted By Abctx
Break Free CLP or Corrosion X (bottle, not can).

Break Free CLP or Corrosion X (bottle, not can).
Forum: Around the Campfire 03-10-2019, 07:28 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 214
Posted By Abctx
That comes up when the throttle position sensor...

That comes up when the throttle position sensor doesn’t agree with the sensor on the gas pedal. Puts the truck in a “limp” mode. Could be the throttle position sensor/throttle plate was just sticky...
Forum: Around the Campfire 03-09-2019, 11:17 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,289
Posted By Abctx
The Ranch King Little Buck is near your budget....

The Ranch King Little Buck is near your budget. VERY well built. No wood to rot out. Very comfortable. Have had one for 3 years with absolutely no bugs getting in. Is real tight with 2 adults (I’ve...
Forum: Around the Campfire 02-10-2019, 09:20 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,679
Posted By Abctx
Academy called the FBI. The FBI said “ok”. Case...

Academy called the FBI. The FBI said “ok”. Case closed...
Forum: Around the Campfire 02-03-2019, 05:44 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,240
Posted By Abctx
Sorry, no, but have heard decent things about the...

Sorry, no, but have heard decent things about the Falken AT3W. (You mentioned Falken/“Faulkland”...
Forum: Around the Campfire 01-27-2019, 11:33 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,056
Posted By Abctx
Yep.

Yep.
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