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Handguns / finished the collection
« Last post by Mikee5star on November 16, 2020, 11:19:50 pm »
I guess I need to start shopping for 1911's again as I now have a Adams Holster for every 1911 individually.  No more sharing kiddos.  I bought the in stock 5" a couple of weeks ago and it arrived today.
General Non-Firearms Discussion / Re: Whats up with me
« Last post by coelacanth on November 16, 2020, 04:29:14 pm »
Sounds good.  Yes, leased is the way to go with propane tanks of any size.  We just reached the expiration date on ours last year and it was a chunk of change on top of the fill. 

The Ford V 10 is a good engine but I think I'd only buy it if I just really had to have the vehicle it was housed in.  The 6.8 engines are solid and so is the last iteration of the 6 speed juicepumper.  I have a friend who has one and puts it through hell every year and the old beater just keeps coming back for more.  Its a hunting truck, a firewood truck, a sick animal to the vet truck, a help move something truck - whatever.  He's grown quite fond of that truck over time.  YMMV. 

You might need to think out of the box a little on insulating the water line.  It can be done above ground in a way similar to how you winterize an outdoor water spigot in cold country.  A remote read thermometer would come in handy and some way to keep the air still around the pipe while allowing solar radiation to warm whatever thermal mass surrounds it.  The trick is to be able to predict what your low water temperature is going to be on over a given time period and figure out some way to keep it above freezing for that time.  I assume the tank itself has never frozen? :hmm   Its the kind of problem that intrigues me but I'd have to see the set up to make an educated guess about what would work.  I'll look around the web and see if I can find anything interesting for you. 
R & R / Re: The Great Big Thread of Jokes
« Last post by coelacanth on November 16, 2020, 04:08:09 pm »
R & R / Re: The Great Big Thread of Jokes
« Last post by Stevie-Ray on November 16, 2020, 02:54:42 pm »
While riding my Yamaha, I swerved to avoid hitting a deer, lost control and landed in a ditch, severely banging my head.
Dazed and confused I crawled out of the ditch to the edge of the road when a shiny new convertible pulled up with a very beautiful woman who asked, "Are you okay?
As I looked up, I noticed she was wearing a low-cut blouse with a cleavage to die for.
"I'm okay I think." I replied as I pulled myself up to the side of the car to get a closer look.
She said, "Get in and I'll take you home, so I can clean and bandage that nasty scrape on your head."
"That's nice of you," I answered, "But I don't think my wife will like me doing that!"
"Oh, come now, I'm a nurse," she insisted. "I need to see if you have any more scrapes and then treat them properly."
Well, she was really pretty and very persuasive. Being sort of shaken and weak, I agreed, but repeated, "I'm sure my wife won't like this."
We arrived at her place which was just few miles away and, after a couple of cold beers and the bandaging, I thanked her and said, "I feel a lot better, but I know my wife is going to be really upset so I'd better go now."
Don't be silly!" she said with a smile. "Stay for a while. She won't know anything. By the way, where is she?"
"My guess is that she's still in the ditch."
Gunsmithing and Weapon Repair / Re: Repairing a cracked Korg Jorgensen wooden stock
« Last post by ZackspeeZ on November 16, 2020, 01:44:23 pm »
Hi all,
Thank you for the replies. I will post pictures shortly!
General Non-Firearms Discussion / Re: Whats up with me
« Last post by sqlbullet on November 16, 2020, 11:33:03 am »
I am pretty much settled on gas for the new vehicle.  I have a line on a '05 Excursion with the V10 at an auction that looks like it may get very cheap.  Auction closes tomorrow.

The wind is not as constant as I would have thought.  In fact, it is still there more often than not.  Up on the highway it blows, but out little area ends in a bowl, so I think it fills with air and then deflect the constant blow above us.

Burying the water line was been considered.  We even started digging the trench.  Has to be by hand as the incline is too steep for the kubota.  And I don't think I will live long enough.  A mini-X might be able to handle the grade, but I am not sure.  However, I do agree that I like the idea of gravity feed.  However, I grew up on pressure tank off of grid power that was out quite often.  Our solar should easily give 4 nine's of uptime, which works out to 52 minutes a year without power, and the well will have about 50 gallons of draw-down post power loss (37 flushes - how I think of water now after two weekends up there without water).

Propane is already onsite.  The tank is leased for a very minimal annual fee, and that makes the swap out their problem not mine.  But, you are right, long term I will be looking to minimize propane use in favor of local generated energy.  As we add structures (garage, pavilion) we will determine if we need more solar capacity and add as needed.

Drove down yesterday just to check it out.  Snow was about 2-3" anywhere the sun reached the ground.  The back patio, which this time of year sees very little direct sunlight, had 7".  It was 49° at 1:00 in the afternoon outside, and 41° inside the cabin when we got there.  We stayed about three hours, and one of the wood stoves brought the inside up to 62° in that time frame.  Roads were fine in and out.  Lots of snow mobile activity nearby.

Thanks for the feedback.  It has helped a ton!  If the auction works out on the Excursion I will post of some pictures of the pig.
Gun.Deals / Gerber Dime Mirco Tool, Black - $12.71 (Free S/H over $25)
« Last post by apps47inc on November 16, 2020, 11:19:21 am »
General Non-Firearms Discussion / Re: Whats up with me
« Last post by booksmart on November 16, 2020, 08:34:55 am »
That looks quite nice.  Enjoy!
Gunsmithing and Weapon Repair / Re: Repairing a cracked Korg Jorgensen wooden stock
« Last post by booksmart on November 16, 2020, 08:30:03 am »
Seems like a fairly straightforward question but there are a lot of details involved in a stock repair - particularly of an older rifle like you describe. 

Where is the damage?  Is it a crack, a split or a fissure?  How extensive is the damage?  Is the existing wood sound or does some of it need to be replaced for an effective repair?  The answers to those questions would indicate " .  .  .  the best method of repair .  .  . " in your case but without them I couldn't, in good conscience, give you any advice on how to proceed.   Could you post pictures of the rifle and detailed pictures of the damaged wood?    :hmm

Yup. Pictures would help us give good answers.
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