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Forum: Around the Campfire 11-29-2022, 09:26 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,984
Posted By Wits_End
Possibly radar testing Sent from my...

Possibly radar testing

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Forum: Around the Campfire 11-28-2022, 08:26 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,376
Posted By Wits_End
You will never find a lease without issues....

You will never find a lease without issues. Whether it's the other lessees, landowner, distance, money, neighbors, no deer, or whatever. It sounds like a generally good place, if you enjoy hunting...
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 11-27-2022, 12:11 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 884
Posted By Wits_End
I think there are a few threads with plans about...

I think there are a few threads with plans about that size. I showed a pentagon with 4ft sides. We also built a hexagon with 4ft sides, could play a game of cards in there. Not sure i can even find...
Forum: Around the Campfire 11-17-2022, 02:23 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 605
Posted By Wits_End
It will cost you more in energy than the cost of...

It will cost you more in energy than the cost of wasted water, but speed of hot water is nice.

I once looked at cost with ours on/off and it was estimated around 700kw extra per month, so about...
Forum: Around the Campfire 11-14-2022, 10:11 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,574
Posted By Wits_End
Im hoping their aerowool tshirts are somewhere...

Im hoping their aerowool tshirts are somewhere close to black ovis merino wool. $30 isn't bad for a tshirt you can wear 3 weekends of sweating without washing and still not stink.

Sent from my...
Forum: Around the Campfire 11-14-2022, 06:58 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 477
Posted By Wits_End
Once you figure out a way to identify the...

Once you figure out a way to identify the subassembly levels, it's cake.
Saw those numbers and thought they were cell aligned left, center, and right and that was going to require vba.
Just like...
Forum: Around the Campfire 11-14-2022, 04:29 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 477
Posted By Wits_End
Is cell color the only way to tell between a part...

Is cell color the only way to tell between a part and a subassembly?

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Forum: Around the Campfire 11-10-2022, 10:49 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,492
Posted By Wits_End
No battle. If it's her thing, I don't care...

No battle.
If it's her thing, I don't care about being late. If it's mine, I can decide to go alone or not go at all.
Especially for church, if she is not ready, I don't go, she can drive herself...
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-30-2022, 09:05 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,579
Posted By Wits_End
Yup, in the county and outside city limits. One...

Yup, in the county and outside city limits.
One neighbor was informed by the county law office of a proposed multi-tenant language change in the regulations the day before the meeting. The lady...
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-29-2022, 08:01 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,579
Posted By Wits_End
The research and document gathering legwork is...

The research and document gathering legwork is being done and clearly shows the issue.

There is a growing group of neighbors teaming up and all looking into legal options. For some it is a...
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-28-2022, 06:28 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,579
Posted By Wits_End
Ellis County Illegally Approved Multi-Tenant Development

Ellis County’s Department of Development approved a permit to add 8+ duplexes on our country road, ignoring county regulations regarding property development. The eyesore, traffic, noise, general...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 10-25-2022, 04:40 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,534
Posted By Wits_End
Just got word i was approved. Submitted 3/21/22

Just got word i was approved. Submitted 3/21/22
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-24-2022, 08:52 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 1,990
Posted By Wits_End
We have a 2-3 year old samsung, 65" or so. ...

We have a 2-3 year old samsung, 65" or so.
Smarttv portion of it is terrible, takes 10 minutes to connect to wired internet at startup, that's an etermity when there is nothing on OTA channels....
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-15-2022, 07:34 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 657
Posted By Wits_End
A friend just got back from the sister Excellence...

A friend just got back from the sister Excellence down the road and said it was top notch. He described it much like my experience at the mujeres location. Not exactly what you are asking but I'd...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 10-15-2022, 07:22 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,534
Posted By Wits_End
Still waiting. Everything submitted first of...

Still waiting. Everything submitted first of march.

Complete BS we can't buy over the counter.
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-12-2022, 07:07 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,160
Posted By Wits_End
I wonder if he's ever stopped by one of those...

I wonder if he's ever stopped by one of those stores in town and took a look at pop-up blinds.
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 09-30-2022, 09:03 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,668
Posted By Wits_End
Just now noticed this, seems like my...

Just now noticed this, seems like my notifications don't work anymore.
I have not looked into battery storage simply because I do not have a need for using it offgrid. I use the grid as my "storage"...
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-27-2022, 08:41 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 388
Posted By Wits_End
Build a bucket trap. We drowned numerous rats...

Build a bucket trap. We drowned numerous rats chewing up stuff in our shop. They wouldn't touch poison.
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-21-2022, 05:12 PM
Replies: 230
Views: 9,884
Posted By Wits_End
I think it would be fun to do this if I had the...

I think it would be fun to do this if I had the time and money.

Calculation of the ideal bullet path is childs play in today's measurement systems and compute environments.
Shoot enough and...
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-13-2022, 09:04 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 472
Posted By Wits_End
Bible in a Year by Father Mike You can cancel...

Bible in a Year by Father Mike
You can cancel your subscription for a while, he does an incredible job. <20 days left.
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 09-09-2022, 09:18 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,668
Posted By Wits_End
2 month update, August 9 - September 8 Total...

2 month update, August 9 - September 8
Total energy generated in the second month is 1,032 kWh.

I estimated 1,280 kWh for the month of August, so a little worse, but not to shabby. We did have...
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-05-2022, 06:59 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,746
Posted By Wits_End
Was ripping away a 2x6 and it sprung away fast,...

Was ripping away a 2x6 and it sprung away fast, sending a nail into my forearm 2 inches. It swelled up fast, lost strength in my arm 12 hrs later, and was sore for several days. It stayed light red...
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-29-2022, 10:12 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,404
Posted By Wits_End
If you spend your weeks working with little...

If you spend your weeks working with little physical movement and driving in hours of traffic then an hour of good music on a mower is pure relaxation. Don't tell the wife as i use that work for...
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-27-2022, 04:41 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 615
Posted By Wits_End
Lots of solid advice given. Troublefreepools, diy...

Lots of solid advice given. Troublefreepools, diy test kit are key

This year when starting the pool up I fought cloudy water for a few weeks. Every chemical was dead on perfect. I finally found a...
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-24-2022, 10:05 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 3,561
Posted By Wits_End
Over 9" if rain here. Finished up a 0.5 acre pond...

Over 9" if rain here. Finished up a 0.5 acre pond clean out as the rain started sunday afternoon. Every pond is overflowing, over 5ft rise in our 4 acre pond. I've never seen anything like it.
...
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-16-2022, 08:17 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 998
Posted By Wits_End
I carry this exact jack also. Have used on 2500...

I carry this exact jack also. Have used on 2500 and works great. When we haul trailers more than an hour away I toss in a floor jack and an impact for pure speed.
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-15-2022, 09:07 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 706
Posted By Wits_End
I didn't read the entire post in detail. ...

I didn't read the entire post in detail.
Typically these stories continue with constant problems and constant adjustments. I've been here numerous times. Most replacement carbs are $40 and instantly...
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 08-12-2022, 05:59 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,288
Posted By Wits_End
I agree with quality pulleys. A heavy coat...

I agree with quality pulleys.

A heavy coat of heavy duty grease out of a spray can helps with longevity of pulleys. Coat the entire dang thing, and cable while it's on the spool.

Lock is...
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 08-12-2022, 10:48 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,288
Posted By Wits_End
Add a few pulleys between barrel and top of...

Add a few pulleys between barrel and top of tripod, increases the number of times you have to turn the handle but reduces how hard handle is to turn. I imagine a decent impact could turn it with 3...
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-11-2022, 07:46 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,776
Posted By Wits_End
Dont know anything about this besides a friend...

Dont know anything about this besides a friend signed up

https://www.kranzftg.com/events/tactical-trauma-care-stop-the-bleed-course-9-24-22
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 08-08-2022, 08:57 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,668
Posted By Wits_End
1 month update, July 9 - Aug 8 21 panels...

1 month update, July 9 - Aug 8


21 panels rated at 8,295 W
Total energy generated in 1 month is 1,420 kWh.
I estimated 1,280 kWh for the month of July and again for August, so a little better.
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-06-2022, 09:18 PM
Replies: 373
Views: 14,258
Posted By Wits_End
So sorry for your loss, may God bless you with...

So sorry for your loss, may God bless you with comfort in these incredibly hard days.
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-06-2022, 08:38 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 3,561
Posted By Wits_End
I know someone in the Palmer area but he's booked...

I know someone in the Palmer area but he's booked months out doing high dollar commercial work. Like many.
Another company in Ennis, honest people but it's all still high dollar.

I purchased a...
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 08-05-2022, 08:00 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,668
Posted By Wits_End
From my memory, new solar panels are warrantied...

From my memory, new solar panels are warrantied for like 25 years with guarantee of 80%. 5-7 years is a huge delta from that. I should be able to tell you after a year if the efficiency is dropping...
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 07-27-2022, 12:46 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,668
Posted By Wits_End
The thought was that I could easily remove the...

The thought was that I could easily remove the entire frame and do something else with it if the panels didn't work out.

If I was patient the square tubing would have been bolted as well, but i...
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 07-26-2022, 10:27 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,668
Posted By Wits_End
12 working hrs is about right. I did have a...

12 working hrs is about right. I did have a helper for about half of the work. I guess I didn't explain the time it took to decide on what equipment, design it all, and draw up plans. But I did most...
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 07-26-2022, 09:51 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,668
Posted By Wits_End
I'll toss in another tidbit of info tonight. ...

I'll toss in another tidbit of info tonight.

Dirty panels

1096353

Powerwashed

1096354
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 07-26-2022, 09:43 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,668
Posted By Wits_End
Solar Inverter Installation Options: ...

Solar Inverter Installation Options:
Traditional single string inverter - All panels are in series and outputting DC voltage, pos to neg to pos to neg, etc, typical panel is about 43V loaded and a...
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 07-26-2022, 07:25 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,668
Posted By Wits_End
I found them on Facebook marketplace. They...

I found them on Facebook marketplace.
They were originally intended for a huge solar field somewhere in texas. There was a small manufacturing defect, missed solder joint, inside the rear box on a...
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 07-25-2022, 10:51 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,668
Posted By Wits_End
Power distribution is Oncor which I needed...

Power distribution is Oncor which I needed approval from. Power provider i did not. Most plans you only pay for what you use, solar spins meter backyards during day. I would not get money from over...
Forum: Around the Campfire 07-25-2022, 10:22 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 925
Posted By Wits_End
Pretty easy to determine if it's the starter or...

Pretty easy to determine if it's the starter or solenoid. If the starter itself gets 12v in big wire when the key is on, but no turning over it is bad starter. If no 12v then move up. If the solenoid...
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 07-25-2022, 10:01 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,668
Posted By Wits_End
Wits_End DIY Solar Install

Are you at your Wits_End with electricity prices? I am. My 3 year 8.3c plan expired and the cheapest I could find on powertochoose was 15c with 60month plans, no thanks. Maybe the prices will come...
Forum: Around the Campfire 07-24-2022, 12:48 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 3,561
Posted By Wits_End
I haven't even heard a mosquito this year. Last...

I haven't even heard a mosquito this year. Last year i was waking up in the middle of the night killing them on my bed.
Sunflowers grew good this year, but have all but fell over now. Going to...
Forum: Around the Campfire 07-24-2022, 11:07 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,331
Posted By Wits_End
Ours have rebounded from the great freeze that...

Ours have rebounded from the great freeze that put a hurting on them last season. What i am noticing is the bucks seem to be the same as two years ago across the board, like age is not helping them. ...
Forum: Around the Campfire 07-21-2022, 10:53 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 326
Posted By Wits_End
Steel Prices

Looks like the steel index is getting down to 2020 levels, anyone know when basic structural steel will sell back at the 2020 prices?
Forum: Around the Campfire 07-21-2022, 10:25 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,393
Posted By Wits_End
I've epoxied the heck out of parts like that...

I've epoxied the heck out of parts like that before due to unreasonable cost. A little sanding, cleaning, and good quality epoxy.
Forum: Around the Campfire 07-13-2022, 10:55 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 505
Posted By Wits_End
Are you looking for breadboard designs? prototype...

Are you looking for breadboard designs? prototype builds? Does it include board designs? Software controls? Or feasibility studies?

PM me any additional info you feel comfortable with.
Forum: Around the Campfire 07-10-2022, 10:01 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 477
Posted By Wits_End
Used panels on marketplace or Craigslist.

Used panels on marketplace or Craigslist.
Forum: Around the Campfire 07-07-2022, 07:41 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 373
Posted By Wits_End
Just recently I had a nearly new trash pump give...

Just recently I had a nearly new trash pump give me similar problems.
Gas fine, carb shiny clean, air filter fine, tested spark and looked fine. It would start up the first pull but after a bit...
Forum: Around the Campfire 07-02-2022, 11:32 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,205
Posted By Wits_End
3 year contract at 8.3c ending in july, all i...

3 year contract at 8.3c ending in july, all i could find was 15.7c, going to suck.
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