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Forum: Around the Campfire 09-23-2022, 07:14 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 546
Posted By kmitchl
Thanks to all who responded. I'm sure I will have...

Thanks to all who responded. I'm sure I will have a few more questions.
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-22-2022, 03:02 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 546
Posted By kmitchl
Plan to put in blocking at the joints and using...

Plan to put in blocking at the joints and using liquid nails on the joist.
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-22-2022, 03:00 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 546
Posted By kmitchl
Have not gotten to that point. What are the...

Have not gotten to that point. What are the recommendations? My preference is for glue down.
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-22-2022, 12:43 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 546
Posted By kmitchl
Any recommendations for a leveling compound?

Any recommendations for a leveling compound?
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-22-2022, 10:43 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 546
Posted By kmitchl
Plywood it is. Any thoughts on partial floor...

Plywood it is. Any thoughts on partial floor replacement versus total floor replacement. Many of the online sources say total replacement. In my case the remaining floor is sound. I don’t find a good...
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-22-2022, 09:30 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 546
Posted By kmitchl
Mobile Home Floor Repair

Looking for guidance on repair of a mobile home subfloor. It is a mid 90’s vintage single wide so the original floor is particle board. I have cut out all of the water damaged areas. Considering OSB...
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-03-2022, 08:12 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 264
Posted By kmitchl
Pump Sprayer Air Release Valve

Has anyone found a way to repair/eliminate the air release valve on pump sprayers? Have throw away several after being unable to get the air release to stop leaking. The YouTube videos say replace...
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-25-2022, 12:38 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 316
Posted By kmitchl
Thanks. Had not considered that. I assume the...

Thanks. Had not considered that. I assume the really coarse stuff?
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-25-2022, 12:20 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 316
Posted By kmitchl
Mobile Home Remodel

Remodeling a mobile home. All of the plumbing runs under the floor. Part of the subfloor was water damaged so it is being replaced. Looking for ideas for rodent proof floor penetrations for the...
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-17-2022, 07:20 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 162
Posted By kmitchl
That sounds a lot like my application. I have a...

That sounds a lot like my application. I have a private water well. In my area water wells tend to produce natural gas also. So the submersible well pump delivers to an open tank through two spray...
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-17-2022, 05:47 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 162
Posted By kmitchl
UV Water Sterilizer

Anyone running a rainwater collection system with a UV Sterilizer? Would like to know your experience. Have you tested the water before and after the sterilizer? Any issues with bulb life? Flow...
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-14-2022, 10:14 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,781
Posted By kmitchl
Not a good day when your boat passes your truck.

Not a good day when your boat passes your truck.
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 08-14-2022, 06:26 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,585
Posted By kmitchl
I looked at a different supplier of feeder...

I looked at a different supplier of feeder remotes several years ago. The standby current drain on the battery was enough to drain a battery in the short term even with the solar panel in full sun....
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 08-14-2022, 06:18 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,104
Posted By kmitchl
I built two with the HF worm drive winches. They...

I built two with the HF worm drive winches. They work but not impressed. We have two types at my current lease. One type uses a boat winch. As long as you don't let go of the handle they work fine....
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-13-2022, 08:43 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 923
Posted By kmitchl
Look for a local bee keepers organization. Good...

Look for a local bee keepers organization. Good resource for a beginner. I considered bee keeping for my 15 acres. Decided it is easier to lease for cattle.
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-08-2022, 09:30 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,170
Posted By kmitchl
I looked at rainwater harvesting. With a 20,000...

I looked at rainwater harvesting. With a 20,000 gal tank it was going to be around $20k. You can figure your water consumption at 50-100 gals per person per day.
Forum: Around the Campfire 07-28-2022, 08:38 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 228
Posted By kmitchl
Good idea but i did not bring my Fluke meter this...

Good idea but i did not bring my Fluke meter this trip. My AC guy was supposed to handle this but has been putting me off for two weeks.
Forum: Around the Campfire 07-28-2022, 07:34 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 228
Posted By kmitchl
AC Question?

Mobile home with a 3.5 ton Intertherm condenser. System dates from the mid 90’s. Would like to replace the dual capacitor on the outside unit but it is so rusted the markings are gone? Any idea of...
Forum: Around the Campfire 07-27-2022, 07:47 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,148
Posted By kmitchl
The downside is if interest rates drop then you...

The downside is if interest rates drop then you can count on the bonds being called at the first opportunity. Then you have to find a new home for the cash.
Forum: Around the Campfire 07-26-2022, 11:16 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,178
Posted By kmitchl
As a rule a single camper ac will only depress...

As a rule a single camper ac will only depress the inside temp by 20 deg under the outside temp. We just stuck a 6000 BTU window unit in a window and let her rip. Inside temp never gets above 75 with...
Forum: Around the Campfire 07-22-2022, 09:12 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,387
Posted By kmitchl
Avoid Sterling McCall. They are one of the 99% of...

Avoid Sterling McCall. They are one of the 99% of car dealers that give the other 1% a bad name.
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 07-20-2022, 07:33 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 928
Posted By kmitchl
I found 20 ga at WM today. Around $9.50/box....

I found 20 ga at WM today. Around $9.50/box. Plenty of 12 ga Federal at around $35/100 rounds. Makes hand loads look attractive.
Forum: Around the Campfire 07-18-2022, 11:58 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,467
Posted By kmitchl
This is what we used when I was a kid. Works.

This is what we used when I was a kid. Works.
Forum: Around the Campfire 07-14-2022, 05:40 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 420
Posted By kmitchl
If you call Bucees and get an answer there is a...

If you call Bucees and get an answer there is a 99% probability you have a wrong number.
Forum: Around the Campfire 07-14-2022, 05:36 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,531
Posted By kmitchl
This is where the study is flawed for me.

This is where the study is flawed for me.
Forum: Around the Campfire 07-12-2022, 04:32 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 251
Posted By kmitchl
Get the complete policy and read it before you...

Get the complete policy and read it before you commit so there are no suprises.
Forum: Around the Campfire 07-12-2022, 04:26 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,283
Posted By kmitchl
Avoid Hippo/Spinnaker.

Avoid Hippo/Spinnaker.
Forum: Around the Campfire 07-12-2022, 02:45 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 964
Posted By kmitchl
After Snowvid ERCOT and competent don’t belong in...

After Snowvid ERCOT and competent don’t belong in the same sentence. Just another bunch of political parasites.
Forum: Around the Campfire 07-09-2022, 01:45 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 990
Posted By kmitchl
That works but the booster pump will come on...

That works but the booster pump will come on every time someone opens a faucet. Starts are what kills electric motors.
Forum: Around the Campfire 07-08-2022, 03:37 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 861
Posted By kmitchl
Anytime is a good time to shoot Aoudad. If you...

Anytime is a good time to shoot Aoudad. If you don’t control them they will run off your whitetails and destroy your feeders. Ask me howI know.
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 07-08-2022, 11:22 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 896
Posted By kmitchl
Ballistic Products is running a sale on shipping...

Ballistic Products is running a sale on shipping for shot. Up to 50# for $19.99. Still too expensive for me but maybe it works for you. May need to take out a second mortgage to buy fuel to go to...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 07-04-2022, 09:29 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 896
Posted By kmitchl
I called last week. They have 8 & 9 lead shot....

I called last week. They have 8 & 9 lead shot. Did not ask about 7-1/2 or anything larger. Call before you go. They keep some irregular shop hours.
Forum: Around the Campfire 07-03-2022, 07:51 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,170
Posted By kmitchl
I hope they send the dude off to be Bubba’s...

I hope they send the dude off to be Bubba’s girlfriend for a LONG time.
Forum: Around the Campfire 07-03-2022, 07:44 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 759
Posted By kmitchl
This is why i demoed mine and back filled. Hole...

This is why i demoed mine and back filled. Hole in the ground you throw money in.
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 07-01-2022, 06:40 AM
Replies: 2,861
Views: 294,228
Posted By kmitchl
Looking to trade large pistol/small pistol...

Looking to trade large pistol/small pistol primers for 7-1/2-9 lead shot or 209 shotgun primers. Also looking for 1# of 700X powder.
Forum: Around the Campfire 06-28-2022, 05:01 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,067
Posted By kmitchl
I try to make the Houston Gun Collectors shows....

I try to make the Houston Gun Collectors shows. The one at SPSJT is a bunch of old fossils (maybe I should look in the mirror) trying to cash in. The one at the Humble Convention Center is better. I...
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 06-27-2022, 08:50 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,449
Posted By kmitchl
Nice job. Any numbers on the fuel mileage...

Nice job. Any numbers on the fuel mileage improvement?
Forum: Around the Campfire 06-23-2022, 05:38 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 635
Posted By kmitchl
I have a whole house water filter (20")with an...

I have a whole house water filter (20")with an activated carbon element at the water inlet. Then a water softner. I looked at a number of water softners from $500 to $8000. I bought he $500 one from...
Forum: Around the Campfire 06-22-2022, 11:30 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 366
Posted By kmitchl
Water Heater Size

We are remodeling a three bedroom two bath mobile home with the idea that we will use it as a short term rental place during the Round Top Antique Fair. I would expect no more than six occupants. It...
Forum: Around the Campfire 06-21-2022, 09:00 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 391
Posted By kmitchl
Replacement RV Matress

We need to replace the mattress in our travel trailer so we can both get a good night sleep. Any recommendations from the GS?
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 06-13-2022, 10:18 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 529
Posted By kmitchl
Pm inbound

Pm inbound
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 06-13-2022, 08:46 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 529
Posted By kmitchl
I am in the steep part of the learning curve on...

I am in the steep part of the learning curve on loading for shotgun. Lyman 5th edition seems to be the most referenced manual. Available on Amazon. Also, Hodgon and Claybuster have recipes. Starting...
Forum: Around the Campfire 06-10-2022, 05:09 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 886
Posted By kmitchl
I installed an antenna in my attic when I built....

I installed an antenna in my attic when I built. I gets more TV than I can watch but we also have Netflix, YouTube, Sling and several others to fill any voids.
Forum: Around the Campfire 06-10-2022, 04:57 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 445
Posted By kmitchl
Our travel trailer at the lease has two...

Our travel trailer at the lease has two regulators on the propane supply. Not sure why but I have done this in my previous life in the oil patch. There it was done in case one regulator failed open...
Forum: Around the Campfire 05-31-2022, 09:27 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 5,878
Posted By kmitchl
Had the same thing happen at Sterling McCall...

Had the same thing happen at Sterling McCall Toyota. I would support a state mandated contract as is common in the real estate business.
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 05-23-2022, 02:43 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 580
Posted By kmitchl
20 year satisfied Charge Master user here.

20 year satisfied Charge Master user here.
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 05-19-2022, 04:43 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 386
Posted By kmitchl
This is the guy who butchered one of my 1911's.

This is the guy who butchered one of my 1911's.
Forum: Around the Campfire 05-17-2022, 11:48 AM
Replies: 310
Views: 25,296
Posted By kmitchl
I think he had some help to get out of the area...

I think he had some help to get out of the area long before the search was organized. Swam the river to get to Mexico.
Forum: Around the Campfire 05-14-2022, 07:52 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,927
Posted By kmitchl
Bad air pump is causing the smell. Diaphragms are...

Bad air pump is causing the smell. Diaphragms are available from Amazon. Not sure what is going on with the rest of the controls.
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 05-12-2022, 08:19 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 457
Posted By kmitchl
I take photos with a cell phone and post the...

I take photos with a cell phone and post the images with the efile. Works so far.
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