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Forum: Around the Campfire 10-14-2019, 03:53 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,656
Posted By kmitchl
Sales Tax

Gov Abott is further in your pocket. Was buying something on Ebay and learned that they now have to collect Texas State Sales Tax even though the seller does not have a physical presence in the...
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-14-2019, 03:40 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 793
Posted By kmitchl
Second prize is two weeks in Livingston unless...

Second prize is two weeks in Livingston unless you are fishing.
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-11-2019, 07:53 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,165
Posted By kmitchl
I am in Fayette county. The tax appraiser sets...

I am in Fayette county. The tax appraiser sets the requirements for ag exemptions. Give them a call. DON’T let it lapse. It takes five years to get it back.
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-08-2019, 05:36 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,546
Posted By kmitchl
I have owned two sets of the Craftsman tools...

I have owned two sets of the Craftsman tools since 2014. In the last several years I’ve bought a few DeWalt. The DeWalt seem to be a little beefier but the Craftsman tools still get the job done. If...
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-29-2019, 08:12 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 310
Posted By kmitchl
The Harbor Freight trailers seem to be the mot...

The Harbor Freight trailers seem to be the mot popular on here as a starting point. Adding ATV tires lets them ride a little easier over rough ground.
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-28-2019, 08:43 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 973
Posted By kmitchl
GFCI’s are a great idea but poorly executed. Any...

GFCI’s are a great idea but poorly executed. Any little electrical disturbance will give you a nuisance trip. Changing a standard receptacle to a GFCI receptacle is simple wire for wire transfer.
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-28-2019, 08:38 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 693
Posted By kmitchl
I would probably go as far north as Willis. I...

I would probably go as far north as Willis. I live in Montgomery on 1.5 acres near the intersection of Jackson Rd and 149. Would not mind having more space. Wife’s commute to The Woodlands is about...
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-22-2019, 09:02 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 414
Posted By kmitchl
Even homes built in the 80's had a primary drain...

Even homes built in the 80's had a primary drain piped to the home drain system and a secondary drain piped to a drain pan and from the drain pan to a open drain through the soffit in front of a...
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-20-2019, 08:33 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 596
Posted By kmitchl
Is this a restoration project? Got a drawing?

Is this a restoration project? Got a drawing?
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-20-2019, 08:23 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,672
Posted By kmitchl
I went through this twice in Katy on 1200 sq ft....

I went through this twice in Katy on 1200 sq ft. The first time I hired one of the mitigation contractors and paid around $10,000 for tear out dehumidifiers and spraying the mold bs. The second time...
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-17-2019, 10:49 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,341
Posted By kmitchl
I’ve run mine for this mowing season and like...

I’ve run mine for this mowing season and like them better than the turf tires. The good - you don’t get stuck as often, you don’t loose steering. The bad - if a tire slips it takes a chunk out of the...
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-12-2019, 09:46 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 934
Posted By kmitchl
Hunted the Whitewing season in 3 Rivers last...

Hunted the Whitewing season in 3 Rivers last weekend. Saw plenty of mourning doves. Not so many Whitewing.
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-12-2019, 07:22 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,220
Posted By kmitchl
This is what I did on a 40x60x16. I hung the...

This is what I did on a 40x60x16. I hung the lights at 12í. I used 10 fixtures. Only issue is near the perimeter walls I tend to get a shadow.
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-09-2019, 12:57 PM
Replies: 133
Views: 4,684
Posted By kmitchl
Hunted the Special Whitewing in 3 Rivers this...

Hunted the Special Whitewing in 3 Rivers this past weekend. Lots of mourning dove. Few Whitewing. If TPWD has the special season next year I probably wonít be a player. Itís only afternoon hunts and...
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-09-2019, 12:25 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,100
Posted By kmitchl
A lot of the difference between $75/sq ft and...

A lot of the difference between $75/sq ft and 160$/sq ft is how the interior is trimmed out. Lots of site built cabinets, stained versus painted trim, real hardwood flooring, high dollar tile, ornate...
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-09-2019, 12:16 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 636
Posted By kmitchl
Anyone been to Las Vegas for NASCAR?

Anyone been to Las Vegas for NASCAR?
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-03-2019, 08:39 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 680
Posted By kmitchl
Had mine through Foremost for around $100/yr.

Had mine through Foremost for around $100/yr.
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-02-2019, 09:39 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 3,622
Posted By kmitchl
Check eBay for the old yellow gas can vents....

Check eBay for the old yellow gas can vents. Also, at one time they sold aftermarket spouts that are similar to the VP Racing spouts.
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-31-2019, 07:47 PM
Replies: 140
Views: 6,577
Posted By kmitchl
Itís more like we have this tiny camera that you...

Itís more like we have this tiny camera that you wonít even feel but your health insurance will only cover the gerbil with a GoPro
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-28-2019, 02:37 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 800
Posted By kmitchl
If you have natural gas or propane available you...

If you have natural gas or propane available you can use them for generator fuel. There are several companies selling conversion kits. Gets you out of the bind of finding a constant supply of...
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-28-2019, 02:30 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,540
Posted By kmitchl
I've done the same thing. Needed a MRI, My cost...

I've done the same thing. Needed a MRI, My cost with insurance was $900. Cash price was $300. Guess which one I chose.
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-26-2019, 09:28 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,505
Posted By kmitchl
Not a bad idea if you know what you are doing to...

Not a bad idea if you know what you are doing to open the outside unit to get the capacitor size and buy a spare to have on standby. It’s some $20 and no sweating insurance. As I said if you know...
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-26-2019, 04:27 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 3,738
Posted By kmitchl
Go with a 16’ eave height. In my shop I have an...

Go with a 16’ eave height. In my shop I have an apartment with a 9’ ceiling on the bottom floor and have space for more rooms above.

Plan the access to the air handler so when the time comes...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 08-19-2019, 07:34 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 430
Posted By kmitchl
Revolver for a non gun person. With semi auto...

Revolver for a non gun person. With semi auto there is the risk of limp wristing which causes then to not cycle.
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-16-2019, 06:21 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 5,133
Posted By kmitchl
We have an aerobic septic system. So all the...

We have an aerobic septic system. So all the water that we use gets treated and sprayed on the lawn. What are you guys with water softeners doing with the brine backwash? Iíve been told itís a bad...
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-14-2019, 07:41 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,018
Posted By kmitchl
Ain't nothing. When I lived in Singapore they...

Ain't nothing. When I lived in Singapore they used bamboo lashed together for scaffolding. The shipyard even had a specification and an inspection plan.
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-11-2019, 11:50 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 542
Posted By kmitchl
This is one of the things that keeps my 7.3...

This is one of the things that keeps my 7.3 turtle on life support.
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-11-2019, 11:48 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 292
Posted By kmitchl
This is where I landed. It seems to be...

This is where I landed.

It seems to be working well so far. I failed to mention in the original post I need wireless connection in my shop which is a metal building. My phone and laptop transfer...
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-09-2019, 06:53 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 542
Posted By kmitchl
I certainly hope so! I had a 95 Chevy with a 6.5...

I certainly hope so! I had a 95 Chevy with a 6.5 diesel. It went through four injector pumps in 127,000 miles before I sold it. What a POS! Last time I will sign up for the GM R&D team.
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-09-2019, 11:02 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 542
Posted By kmitchl
GM Duramax Fuel Pump Suit

Found this article today concerning the fuel pumps used on the Duramax.

https://www.autoblog.com/2019/08/09/gm-lawsuit-bosch-fuel-pumps-duramax-diesel-trucks/?yptr=yahoo
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-08-2019, 08:12 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 292
Posted By kmitchl
Thanks for all the replies. Good info here

Thanks for all the replies. Good info here
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-06-2019, 06:39 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 292
Posted By kmitchl
Wireless Access Points

My house is fully wired with ethernet. I'm looking for wifi access points that will connect by ethernet and repeat my network. I tried a Netgear device that connected to my network but it transmitted...
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-04-2019, 06:24 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,275
Posted By kmitchl
Very true. But we invest a lot of money and time...

Very true. But we invest a lot of money and time in a deer lease. Not much fun hunting and seeing nothing. Like fishing with no fish.
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-02-2019, 09:38 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 5,515
Posted By kmitchl
I was with Edward Jones for over 10 years until...

I was with Edward Jones for over 10 years until realized how badly I was being skinned every time I made a trade. Basically it was $1 per share to buy and $1 per share to sell. I went to Fidelity and...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 07-30-2019, 09:47 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 344
Posted By kmitchl
I’ve done a few Mauser conversions. One 22-250...

I’ve done a few Mauser conversions. One 22-250 and one 260 Rem. I had some cheap barrels and bought Boyds stocks. I have all the tools to do it in house. I did it to learn the process on something...
Forum: Around the Campfire 07-30-2019, 06:30 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 644
Posted By kmitchl
My coop power company set a pedestal meter near...

My coop power company set a pedestal meter near the property boundary with two 200 amp breakers and a 50 amp for construction power for around $1500. This included my share of a 50 kva transformer....
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 07-28-2019, 01:48 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,108
Posted By kmitchl
I have the 12” sliding DeWalt. That’s all I’ve...

I have the 12” sliding DeWalt. That’s all I’ve seen the trim carpenters use.

As an aside we had crown molding installed in our house. We had several places where the trim guys shot nails into the...
Forum: Equipment and Tuning 07-24-2019, 07:42 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 354
Posted By kmitchl
Good luck with that. That dude wrecked a 1911 for...

Good luck with that. That dude wrecked a 1911 for me.

Do a search for Numrich. I think they are egunparts now. They have lots of parts for out of production guns.
Forum: Around the Campfire 07-23-2019, 06:56 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 3,029
Posted By kmitchl
I understand from my mechanic that all the newer...

I understand from my mechanic that all the newer diesels are all susceptible to issues with the fuel pump. When it fails it sends metal particles through the entire fuel system. The only way to...
Forum: Around the Campfire 07-22-2019, 09:37 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,060
Posted By kmitchl
Might try preheating with a torch before you...

Might try preheating with a torch before you weld. Keeps the surrounding material from sucking away the so fast.
Forum: Around the Campfire 07-21-2019, 06:50 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 707
Posted By kmitchl
I built a 5x10 in the early 80’s. The same...

I built a 5x10 in the early 80’s. The same treated floor is in it today.
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 07-21-2019, 06:47 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,808
Posted By kmitchl
Nice job. Worth every minute you put into it.

Nice job. Worth every minute you put into it.
Forum: Around the Campfire 07-14-2019, 09:22 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 436
Posted By kmitchl
The hardware store idea works. Past that go buy...

The hardware store idea works. Past that go buy the cheap electronic calipers from Harbor Freight. Measure the stud diameter in mm. Round your measurement up to the next even size. Example 7.92mm =...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 07-11-2019, 09:47 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 289
Posted By kmitchl
Deal Alert Anderson Lowers

Primary Arms in Houston is running their Anderson stripped lowers for $28.99. Limit of 3 per household.
Forum: Around the Campfire 07-09-2019, 04:02 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,768
Posted By kmitchl
How you invest should be based on your risk...

How you invest should be based on your risk tolerance. In your thirties you have plenty of time to recover if it all went away. As you age there is less time to recover if things don’t go well. If...
Forum: Around the Campfire 07-08-2019, 08:31 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 735
Posted By kmitchl
Just keep going. Every road in SA is under...

Just keep going. Every road in SA is under construction. Last time I ate in SA my credit card got poached. Nothing good ever happened to me in SA.
Forum: Photography 06-26-2019, 03:20 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 561
Posted By kmitchl
If you don’t need the latest check FleaBay to see...

If you don’t need the latest check FleaBay to see if there is an earlier release available that you can buy without the monthly charge. That’s what I did when I needed video editing software.
Forum: Around the Campfire 06-24-2019, 08:50 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,030
Posted By kmitchl
I’m going to have to try the MEK. IIRC the...

I’m going to have to try the MEK. IIRC the Loctite data sheet says that no solvents attack it. I’ve always used heat.
Forum: Around the Campfire 06-24-2019, 12:45 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 921
Posted By kmitchl
Might be a good dea to talk with the county...

Might be a good dea to talk with the county before you get any further. In Fayette county you cant sell a landlocked tract without selling a means to access the tract. They no longer approve...
Forum: Around the Campfire 06-24-2019, 11:39 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,309
Posted By kmitchl
Donít count on the city doing anything! I lived...

Donít count on the city doing anything! I lived in the city limits of Katy from 1981 to 2018. When I bought a new house in 1981 there was no mention of flood plain. As far as I know there was no city...
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