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Forum: Around the Campfire 02-25-2021, 07:01 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,355
Posted By Pstraw
Sounds like you are working for someone who...

Sounds like you are working for someone who doesn't just see the employees as a number but appreciates the job they do.
Forum: Around the Campfire 02-25-2021, 06:57 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 589
Posted By Pstraw
^^^ This-- The decomposition process removes...

^^^ This--

The decomposition process removes nitrogen from the soil. When adding mulch, which is a good idea for various reasons, always keep in mind that it depletes the soil nutrients. Thus the...
Forum: Around the Campfire 02-24-2021, 10:02 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,264
Posted By Pstraw
We don't see what you see.

We don't see what you see.
Forum: Around the Campfire 02-23-2021, 01:15 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 3,323
Posted By Pstraw
Yes..

Yes..
Forum: Around the Campfire 02-20-2021, 10:49 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 657
Posted By Pstraw
Elm

Elm
Forum: Around the Campfire 02-20-2021, 09:09 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,507
Posted By Pstraw
That's all I have as I used to hate wrapping...

That's all I have as I used to hate wrapping faucets.
Forum: Around the Campfire 02-20-2021, 07:47 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,088
Posted By Pstraw
We don't have gutters but do have a metal roof,...

We don't have gutters but do have a metal roof, so no water backs up under shingles. The screws that hold the metal down also hold the snow/ice until it thaws so no large sheets come down and...
Forum: Around the Campfire 02-20-2021, 05:44 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,004
Posted By Pstraw
Way to go! Any day out of the house right now is...

Way to go! Any day out of the house right now is a great day.
Forum: Around the Campfire 02-20-2021, 05:37 PM
Replies: 164
Views: 6,285
Posted By Pstraw
During the summers the electric providers have...

During the summers the electric providers have planned and done maintenance preparing for the high load expectation and usually squeeze every watt they can produce from every source they have. Right...
Forum: Around the Campfire 02-20-2021, 09:09 AM
Replies: 151
Views: 3,722
Posted By Pstraw
Prayers up for you and your family. It's tough to...

Prayers up for you and your family. It's tough to go through but God will walk right beside you to get through it. Over time I hope that you will see the blessing to have seen and been taught by such...
Forum: Around the Campfire 02-19-2021, 04:02 PM
Replies: 164
Views: 6,285
Posted By Pstraw
I would have thought that the people at ERCOT...

I would have thought that the people at ERCOT could read a weather forecast like any of us can, to 'know' that this situation was going to be bad. Having available generating capability sitting idle...
Forum: Around the Campfire 02-19-2021, 08:53 AM
Replies: 130
Views: 4,794
Posted By Pstraw
Firewood is still the most efficient source of...

Firewood is still the most efficient source of energy hands down.

1 It warms you up while cutting it
2 It warms you while splitting
3 It warms you while loading
4 It warms you while...
Forum: Around the Campfire 02-18-2021, 10:29 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 4,794
Posted By Pstraw
Get yourself a chainsaw and get to cuttin'.

Get yourself a chainsaw and get to cuttin'.
Forum: Around the Campfire 02-18-2021, 07:29 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 439
Posted By Pstraw
[QUOTE=ATXRaider83;15480075]Rambocicle ...

[QUOTE=ATXRaider83;15480075]Rambocicle

That's impressive. I'll have to feed mine better.
Forum: Around the Campfire 02-18-2021, 11:15 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 927
Posted By Pstraw
Thanks Bryan. I think I saw a picture somewhere...

Thanks Bryan. I think I saw a picture somewhere these last few days where someone had a generator set up with a ground rod. The last thing I want to see or hear about is someone having an unnecessary...
Forum: Around the Campfire 02-18-2021, 10:22 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 927
Posted By Pstraw
I hope a certified electrician will step in, but...

I hope a certified electrician will step in, but I haven't been seeing anyone physically grounding a portable generator with a ground rod. I know our electricians would ground welders and generators...
Forum: Around the Campfire 02-18-2021, 09:34 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 4,329
Posted By Pstraw
^^^^ This guy really gets it. Driving on ice...

^^^^
This guy really gets it. Driving on ice and snow isn't the same as your Daily Daytona to work and back.
Forum: Around the Campfire 02-17-2021, 08:14 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,105
Posted By Pstraw
Some flavor of oak. Color says red but bark says...

Some flavor of oak. Color says red but bark says pin oak.
Forum: Around the Campfire 02-17-2021, 01:33 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 565
Posted By Pstraw
Fire depts. do not have to have treated/ potable...

Fire depts. do not have to have treated/ potable water to spray on a fire.
Forum: Around the Campfire 02-16-2021, 06:40 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,709
Posted By Pstraw
Keep it dripping/running slowly in the house and...

Keep it dripping/running slowly in the house and you should be good to go. Make sure the hot side is dripping too. I don't usually worry about showers but do all sinks and leave the cabinet doors...
Forum: Around the Campfire 02-16-2021, 12:37 PM
Replies: 318
Views: 12,274
Posted By Pstraw
;)b Martin Lake Mine retiree--35yrs.

;)b

Martin Lake Mine retiree--35yrs.
Forum: Around the Campfire 02-16-2021, 12:13 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,280
Posted By Pstraw
That's where I would start since all of your hot...

That's where I would start since all of your hot water is affected. That heater in a closet shouldn't take too long if that's where the problem is.
Forum: Around the Campfire 02-16-2021, 11:59 AM
Replies: 318
Views: 12,274
Posted By Pstraw
Where do you work?

Where do you work?
Forum: Around the Campfire 02-16-2021, 08:10 AM
Replies: 243
Views: 5,392
Posted By Pstraw
New record for Henderson -7* at 7:00am at the...

New record for Henderson -7* at 7:00am at the Rusk Co. airport.
Forum: Around the Campfire 02-15-2021, 11:42 PM
Replies: 243
Views: 5,392
Posted By Pstraw
1* here at the house. (Henderson). I checked...

1* here at the house. (Henderson). I checked earlier today and 0* is the all time recorded low temp. for here. We are forecasted to break that record tonite with -2*.
Forum: Around the Campfire 02-15-2021, 04:40 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 6,095
Posted By Pstraw
It will most likely run everything, just not able...

It will most likely run everything, just not able to start everything at the same time.
Forum: Around the Campfire 02-15-2021, 03:49 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 971
Posted By Pstraw
Do you want to be right or do you want to be...

Do you want to be right or do you want to be happy?
Forum: Around the Campfire 02-15-2021, 12:05 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 7,273
Posted By Pstraw
Hilarious!!

Hilarious!!
Forum: Around the Campfire 02-15-2021, 10:19 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 475
Posted By Pstraw
Bunny

Bunny
Forum: Around the Campfire 02-15-2021, 10:17 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 451
Posted By Pstraw
Congratulations! I got my Gemma (third...

Congratulations!

I got my Gemma (third grand) home last Friday.
Forum: Around the Campfire 02-15-2021, 09:10 AM
Replies: 243
Views: 5,392
Posted By Pstraw
10* and 6" of snow here

10* and 6" of snow here
Forum: Around the Campfire 02-14-2021, 07:25 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 973
Posted By Pstraw
Last time Al Gore said something about global...

Last time Al Gore said something about global warming, the entire northeast US froze up for a long time.
Forum: Around the Campfire 02-14-2021, 07:22 PM
Replies: 538
Views: 41,293
Posted By Pstraw
Light that fire and tell them to not look...

Light that fire and tell them to not look...
Forum: Around the Campfire 02-14-2021, 07:18 PM
Replies: 243
Views: 5,392
Posted By Pstraw
24* here at the house.

24* here at the house.
Forum: Around the Campfire 02-14-2021, 06:44 PM
Replies: 538
Views: 41,293
Posted By Pstraw
Very light skim of ice on concrete drive and...

Very light skim of ice on concrete drive and sidewalk starting to form now. Light snow barely visible on some leaves.
Forum: Around the Campfire 02-14-2021, 06:29 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 706
Posted By Pstraw
Teach them to swim. Like Curt said, you can't...

Teach them to swim. Like Curt said, you can't watch them all the time. My parents did well with my brother and me. I don't remember not being able to swim.
Forum: Around the Campfire 02-14-2021, 06:05 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 6,095
Posted By Pstraw
A lot to factor in. How many items do you want to...

A lot to factor in. How many items do you want to power and for how long a period of time.
Forum: Around the Campfire 02-13-2021, 07:03 PM
Replies: 538
Views: 41,293
Posted By Pstraw
Enjoy it while you can. It got to 38 here today...

Enjoy it while you can. It got to 38 here today and I ALMOST thought about going for a quick dip. NOT!
Forum: Around the Campfire 02-13-2021, 05:09 PM
Replies: 538
Views: 41,293
Posted By Pstraw
The main thing to consider is to not backfeed...

The main thing to consider is to not backfeed power through your meter onto the service provider.
Forum: Around the Campfire 02-13-2021, 03:12 PM
Replies: 538
Views: 41,293
Posted By Pstraw
I have a 60 amp. 10,000W gen. wired into my shop...

I have a 60 amp. 10,000W gen. wired into my shop sub-panel w/a 100amp breaker in the box that stays in the off position. When we lose power, I will throw my transfer switch at the house to isolate my...
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 02-13-2021, 12:12 AM
Replies: 111
Views: 8,021
Posted By Pstraw
That thing is sharp D Mo

That thing is sharp D Mo
Forum: Around the Campfire 02-12-2021, 06:04 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 817
Posted By Pstraw
LE should look the other way for 15 minutes or so...

LE should look the other way for 15 minutes or so before breaking it up.
Forum: Around the Campfire 02-11-2021, 10:44 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,699
Posted By Pstraw
Well done. Congratulations!!

Well done. Congratulations!!
Forum: Around the Campfire 02-11-2021, 10:15 AM
Replies: 538
Views: 41,293
Posted By Pstraw
bboswell;15464461]even that won't help if your on...

bboswell;15464461]even that won't help if your on a well, while the pressure tank is providing your drip the lines from the well to the tank and the pressure regulator will freeze up. Hard lesson...
Forum: Around the Campfire 02-10-2021, 12:16 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 821
Posted By Pstraw
My back is in the same shape as yours. If his...

My back is in the same shape as yours. If his quote was too high, you don't want to see mine. Work smarter not harder.
Forum: Around the Campfire 02-05-2021, 10:04 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 4,267
Posted By Pstraw
Just caught up with this. Man, that's so sad....

Just caught up with this. Man, that's so sad. I've made many trips around that courthouse square over the years.
Forum: Around the Campfire 02-05-2021, 09:22 PM
Replies: 391
Views: 10,769
Posted By Pstraw
Congratulations to the winner! Thanks Justin, for...

Congratulations to the winner! Thanks Justin, for the opportunity to guess. Will stop in for a visit next time I'm down that way.
Forum: Around the Campfire 02-05-2021, 09:08 PM
Replies: 391
Views: 10,769
Posted By Pstraw
Pretty close as well.

Pretty close as well.
Forum: Around the Campfire 02-04-2021, 03:17 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,497
Posted By Pstraw
Texas Railroad Commission. Oil and gas...

Texas Railroad Commission. Oil and gas regulations go through them.
Forum: Around the Campfire 02-02-2021, 05:20 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 633
Posted By Pstraw
Yep, nandina

Yep, nandina
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