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Forum: Around the Campfire Yesterday, 08:20 PM
Replies: 13
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Posted By BigL
I was busy today but plan on calling you...

I was busy today but plan on calling you tomorrow.

Do you know who took over your Pflugerville spots? Or know anyone in the pville, RR, Georgetown, cedar park, Leander area that I could call?
Forum: Around the Campfire Yesterday, 07:31 PM
Replies: 1,019
Views: 57,108
Posted By BigL
I've been taking profit on a few positions...

I've been taking profit on a few positions recently. Got cash ready for any correction.
Forum: Around the Campfire Yesterday, 07:24 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 525
Posted By BigL
When I checked, he said he was retired from bird...

When I checked, he said he was retired from bird leases.
Forum: Around the Campfire 02-23-2021, 12:14 AM
Replies: 212
Views: 13,348
Posted By BigL
Will do. I just looked it up and they canceled...

Will do. I just looked it up and they canceled the one in the fall. Hopefully they bring it back. I know I would drop 250-500 on their sales and was planning on doing the same this time.

Sent...
Forum: Around the Campfire 02-23-2021, 12:07 AM
Replies: 212
Views: 13,348
Posted By BigL
Everything. They lower prices to $1 over cost...

Everything. They lower prices to $1 over cost for the sale.



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Forum: Around the Campfire 02-22-2021, 09:10 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 3,043
Posted By BigL
Congrats Glen.

Congrats Glen.
Forum: Around the Campfire 02-22-2021, 08:59 PM
Replies: 212
Views: 13,348
Posted By BigL
I'm going to buy at least one more mr buddy...

I'm going to buy at least one more mr buddy heater and a couple more 20# tanks. Probably a better battery backup for my modem and wifi so it will last at least 1 1/2 hours instead of 45 min.
...
Forum: Around the Campfire 02-21-2021, 11:06 PM
Replies: 538
Views: 41,262
Posted By BigL
If anyone needs help in the Austin, Round Rock,...

If anyone needs help in the Austin, Round Rock, Georgetown, Cedar Park and surrounding areas please let me know. I have water and not under a boil water notice. Would be glad to fill some water for...
Forum: Around the Campfire 02-21-2021, 01:13 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,224
Posted By BigL
My vote is dual fuel generator. But if you...

My vote is dual fuel generator.

But if you are looking for alternatives, have you looked at the Tesla power wall? Would give you about 24 hours of electricity but you could probably turn off...
Forum: Around the Campfire 02-21-2021, 12:41 PM
Replies: 165
Views: 8,082
Posted By BigL
Until you're without power for over 16 hours and...

Until you're without power for over 16 hours and temp is single digits.


Looks like all the equipment and pipes made it. So far only casualties are one tile fell off and a skimmer basket....
Forum: Around the Campfire 02-20-2021, 11:36 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,087
Posted By BigL
Double post

Double post
Forum: Around the Campfire 02-20-2021, 11:28 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,087
Posted By BigL
My gutters are either really high up on the...

My gutters are either really high up on the second story that I didn't mess with those or on the garage that I did. I was using hammer and screwdriver to break up the ice dam then used my pool brush...
Forum: Around the Campfire 02-20-2021, 11:17 PM
Replies: 165
Views: 8,082
Posted By BigL
I didnt drain the pumps but did pull plug on...

I didnt drain the pumps but did pull plug on filter and opened the top of the pump. Most of the water drained out of the filter but they did have water in it but I kept breaking up any ice in it. ...
Forum: Around the Campfire 02-20-2021, 10:51 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,518
Posted By BigL
Bunch of rookies here running out of liquor. ...

Bunch of rookies here running out of liquor. That said I probably have a week or two left. Hoping on the twin liquor $1 sale soon. Need to restock after the last week. I do have some cheap gift...
Forum: Around the Campfire 02-20-2021, 07:34 PM
Replies: 165
Views: 8,082
Posted By BigL
Same here. I covered the equipment with blankets...

Same here. I covered the equipment with blankets and then a tarp, drained everything after 6 hours of no electricity and left the lids off the pumps to relieve any pressure in the system.

I put...
Forum: Around the Campfire 02-20-2021, 10:56 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,087
Posted By BigL
Ice dams

anyone ever heard of them? Its real and all my gutters have them. My neighbor is getting damage to his ceiling because of it.

I've heard people talking about roof rakes and now I know why.

I...
Forum: Around the Campfire 02-20-2021, 10:18 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,361
Posted By BigL
Thanks for the post. My wife and I were talking...

Thanks for the post. My wife and I were talking about getting a generator for our travel trailer before this storm hit.

The coldest night we lost power at 630pm and didn't get it again until...
Forum: Around the Campfire 02-18-2021, 04:57 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,044
Posted By BigL
Interesting thread. I know where my cutoff is,...

Interesting thread. I know where my cutoff is, how to use it, have the tool to do it at the meter, and know where to cut off in my garage just before the water softener so no worries there. I've...
Forum: Around the Campfire 02-18-2021, 04:49 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,671
Posted By BigL
I get about 4 hours on a 1 gal bottle. I have it...

I get about 4 hours on a 1 gal bottle. I have it hooked up to a 20# now but never had to use it. We went over 14 hours over night on the coldest night but power kicked on at 6am the next morning. ...
Forum: Around the Campfire 02-17-2021, 06:50 PM
Replies: 165
Views: 8,082
Posted By BigL
Pretty much what I did using my Mr buddy heater...

Pretty much what I did using my Mr buddy heater until I ran out of propane. I drained my filter and opened the tops of the pumps to let pressure escape. Now its just a wait and see.

I've been...
Forum: Around the Campfire 02-16-2021, 09:17 PM
Replies: 1,019
Views: 57,108
Posted By BigL
**** power outage couldn't trade today. Even my...

**** power outage couldn't trade today. Even my at&t signal was weak and slow after the first hour. It timed out before I could get logged in.
Forum: Around the Campfire 02-16-2021, 01:13 AM
Replies: 318
Views: 12,265
Posted By BigL
had an almost 6 hour outage to start my day to...

had an almost 6 hour outage to start my day to only be 5 1/2 hours at the end of my day and still out. Starting to get cold in the house. All the kids have 2 blankets. Should be OK for a while as...
Forum: Around the Campfire 02-15-2021, 09:21 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 3,126
Posted By BigL
I bought a hose at home depot for $20. Hooked it...

I bought a hose at home depot for $20. Hooked it up today and seemed to work ok. Haven't tried it for more than a min to save fuel in case I need it tonight but it seemed to work fine.
Forum: Around the Campfire 02-15-2021, 07:48 PM
Replies: 188
Views: 8,493
Posted By BigL
Just lost mine again. I'm in N. Austin / Round...

Just lost mine again. I'm in N. Austin / Round Rock area and use Pedernales.

Hopefully it comes back on faster than this morning. Even worse is our cell tower can't handle the load so internet...
Forum: Around the Campfire 02-15-2021, 02:45 PM
Replies: 318
Views: 12,265
Posted By BigL
Why are they doing rolling blackouts with so many...

Why are they doing rolling blackouts with so many outrages?
Forum: Around the Campfire 02-15-2021, 01:06 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,981
Posted By BigL
Yep more gas powered plants on standby.

Yep more gas powered plants on standby.
Forum: Around the Campfire 02-15-2021, 01:01 PM
Replies: 318
Views: 12,265
Posted By BigL
The turbine froze up. Really disappointed...

The turbine froze up.

Really disappointed in our electric utilities. Sure use solar and wind when its nice but have a plan for when the solar arrays are covered in snow and the turbines freeze...
Forum: Around the Campfire 02-15-2021, 08:29 AM
Replies: 318
Views: 12,265
Posted By BigL
Yep go drain the pool equipment. I'm 15-30 min...

Yep go drain the pool equipment. I'm 15-30 min from doing mine and my outage started at 5:36. Already seeing ice form on the pool.
Forum: Around the Campfire 02-15-2021, 07:55 AM
Replies: 318
Views: 12,265
Posted By BigL
Mine went off at 530. I laid there for an hour...

Mine went off at 530. I laid there for an hour and decided to get up. We have a gas fireplace downstairs so started it. May fire up the burners on the stove in a few min to get heat on the...
Forum: Around the Campfire 02-14-2021, 10:45 PM
Replies: 318
Views: 12,265
Posted By BigL
That sucks. Hope they get it back on for you...

That sucks. Hope they get it back on for you soon. I have PEC also but I'm just outside that area.
Forum: Around the Campfire 02-14-2021, 09:56 PM
Replies: 318
Views: 12,265
Posted By BigL
Rolling blackout

Just hear that they may do rolling blackouts for 30 min to 60 min around the state starting tonight through Tuesday.

Evidently the wind turbines have froze up and can't add to our capacity.
Forum: Around the Campfire 02-13-2021, 12:36 PM
Replies: 538
Views: 41,262
Posted By BigL
Rookie move to get caught iced in with not enough...

Rookie move to get caught iced in with not enough liquor.
Forum: Around the Campfire 02-12-2021, 07:42 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,333
Posted By BigL
No bullets or small propane tanks near me.

No bullets or small propane tanks near me.
Forum: Around the Campfire 02-12-2021, 06:59 PM
Replies: 165
Views: 8,082
Posted By BigL
Put both regular pump and aux2(waterfall) on...

Put both regular pump and aux2(waterfall) on freeze protect, wrapped the pipe in a blanket, and covered it with a tarp.

Its on the south side of the house and enclosed in a small fence thats...
Forum: Around the Campfire 02-12-2021, 02:23 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,302
Posted By BigL
Goos luck. Are the pigs coming in daylight or...

Goos luck. Are the pigs coming in daylight or you going to night hunt them?
Forum: Around the Campfire 02-12-2021, 02:18 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 959
Posted By BigL
I get all the water out of the system, leave all...

I get all the water out of the system, leave all faucets open, and drain the water out of the hot water heater. Hoping that is all I need to do.
Forum: Around the Campfire 02-12-2021, 01:21 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 976
Posted By BigL
That sucks. I have a HP laptop that I bought...

That sucks. I have a HP laptop that I bought recently that im waiting on. It was built on Feb 8th and has been at FedEx in Shanghai since feb 9th. Hoping that it gets here soon as my 3 kids use...
Forum: Around the Campfire 02-12-2021, 11:14 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 525
Posted By BigL
Chemistry question

trying to help my 10tb grader with his chemistry. Its been since I took it in 1987 that I've done this. Can anyone help and show their work?

C7H6O3 + C4H6O3 = C9H8O4 + C2H4O2

if 200g of...
Forum: Around the Campfire 02-12-2021, 09:32 AM
Replies: 165
Views: 8,082
Posted By BigL
Hard freeze and pools

Those who have experience this cold with pools before, any advice for us who haven't. Just set freeze protect and let it go? Pump is going to be running 24-7 with it at the temps forecasted. ...
Forum: Around the Campfire 02-12-2021, 09:29 AM
Replies: 538
Views: 41,262
Posted By BigL
Hoping it get above freezing for a few h ours...

Hoping it get above freezing for a few h ours today to melt some of the ice on my trees. So far just a few limbs broken off but didn't do any damage but still worried about a couple others that are...
Forum: Around the Campfire 02-12-2021, 09:23 AM
Replies: 142
Views: 6,379
Posted By BigL
I'm interested to see the electric F150 with the...

I'm interested to see the electric F150 with the onboard generator and what kind of miles it will get towing a camper.
Forum: Around the Campfire 02-12-2021, 09:02 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,030
Posted By BigL
Buy the tester as suggested. Will help you feel...

Buy the tester as suggested. Will help you feel better about it.

Mine is a 2011 and 2 years ago I did a radiator flush and replaced the hoses. This year I drained it and replaced the fluids...
Forum: Around the Campfire 02-11-2021, 06:05 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 712
Posted By BigL
Chainsaw won't start

going to be a lot of broken limbs and downed trees in my neighborhood and I can't get my chainsaw to start. Probably just bad gas but a really bad time for it. One tree down in my neighbor's yard...
Forum: Around the Campfire 02-11-2021, 05:02 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 234
Posted By BigL
Do they have to live in Houston or could they...

Do they have to live in Houston or could they work remotely? I know a few but not sure they want to move from Austin to Houston.

Connect with me on LinkedIn - Leland Newsom and if you post it on...
Forum: Around the Campfire 02-10-2021, 08:25 PM
Replies: 1,019
Views: 57,108
Posted By BigL
Wait until he gives everyone $1400.

Wait until he gives everyone $1400.
Forum: Around the Campfire 02-08-2021, 09:42 PM
Replies: 1,048
Views: 47,159
Posted By BigL
Awesome. Glad to see his recovery!

Awesome. Glad to see his recovery!
Forum: Around the Campfire 02-08-2021, 08:32 PM
Replies: 1,019
Views: 57,108
Posted By BigL
May have to buy more FDVRF if it continues up. I...

May have to buy more FDVRF if it continues up. I got 200 share around 20 so may have to pick up more if it continues this path.

Will be watching CGC and CSCO earning Tuesday morning.
Forum: Around the Campfire 02-08-2021, 07:56 PM
Replies: 538
Views: 41,262
Posted By BigL
If an axis needs to be killed, I won't let the...

If an axis needs to be killed, I won't let the weather stop me. Just give me the go ahead and I'll go take care of it for you. I'll even split the meat with you. :D


I'm off Friday and Monday....
Forum: Around the Campfire 02-07-2021, 09:14 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,427
Posted By BigL
Brisket, ribs, sausage, beans, coleslaw, and mac...

Brisket, ribs, sausage, beans, coleslaw, and mac and cheese
Forum: Around the Campfire 02-07-2021, 12:48 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,557
Posted By BigL
2011 F150 Xlt with the 5.0l V8. I have around...

2011 F150 Xlt with the 5.0l V8. I have around 215k miles on it. Only work done on it is standard maintenance like plugs, hoses, etc. I bought used at 50k.

Getting combined driving around...
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