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Offline DD4lifeusmc

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Re: What's going on today?
« Reply #10095 on: November 07, 2018, 07:53:34 AM »
My neighbor (Harriet) had an Englander pellet for 4 yr  kept breaking down  so she got one like mine   A echo choice heatilator
She have me the Englander. I put some new parts in it  been working good on part time basisfor 4 year  now broke again

went to Ebay found one like mie about 40%off   brand new   said make offer he was asking $1500 + $400 shipping    I offered $1200      refused it told him I'd pay the $1500   if he paid the shipping
still refused told him to kiss off did quick google    local tractor supply store had one for sale  $1271 equal quality and size so I bought it yesterday
And on Veterans day pellets are $4.24 a 40# bag   normally  $5.07
so buying a pallet of 60 bags

school is having a Veterans  day pageant Friday   Marine Corps birthday ball is Saturday and beer party is Friday night    so 24 hr of partying
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Re: What's going on today?
« Reply #10096 on: November 07, 2018, 08:23:55 AM »
Doing nothing here...…...yet. SMILE!
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Re: What's going on today?
« Reply #10097 on: November 08, 2018, 08:43:39 PM »
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Returned to the office today to find USPS had delivered my new ASP REM 58 from NORTON COMMANDO. I like the patina look. The grips are a little thicker than I like, and my 73 ASP, but I can deal with it. First thing I did when I got home was take Jason's cylinder out and put in my 73 ASP. It cocks and indexes into battery perfectly. Shine a light down barrel and no cressant moon looking back at me. Next I took my Pietta cylinder I fitted to mine and put in Jason's ASP. A little tight, needs more facing, but it looks like fit in battery perfectly. Original cylinder was off to right. Pietta was off to left on my ASP. I hoped it would correct it and I think I may be right. A little more fitting. I like an 11 deg forcing cone and a faced barrel and we shall see. Only thing I don't care far is the .446-.447 bore. The ASP' s have a bore of .449-.450 bores. All in all a good day.
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Re: What's going on today?
« Reply #10098 on: November 09, 2018, 06:10:18 AM »
Getting Max ready for school.
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Re: What's going on today?
« Reply #10099 on: November 09, 2018, 08:50:10 PM »
... local tractor supply store ... on Veterans day pellets are ...

I tried 1000 lbs of their "FuelBlocks" (pressed sawdust) on last weekend's sale.
Not quite as good as GeoBlocks (6% moisture compared to .7% in Geo) but are locally selling on Veterans Day at half the price of a delivered ton of GeoBlocks.

They come shrink wrapped in extremely frailly thin "saranwrap" plastic, 3 blocks making 20 lbs.  I carefully load in a 20lb wrapped pkg of three and come back 8 hrs later to repeat.  I will save the good stuff for the -20deg days/nights to hit in January.

So me too, going to add another 1000 lbs to the basement.  So far Oct and Nov have already proven to be 10 degrees cooler upstate NH than last year and the Farmer's Almanac calls for a "Bone Chilling" winter. Unuh, not me. My bones want to stay warm.

Next year the pellet stove gets installed to better and less expensively heat the upper part of the house.  This year's objective has been reached:  Heat and cook when all power is out for months and the diesel stops flowing.
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Re: What's going on today?
« Reply #10100 on: November 10, 2018, 11:48:43 AM »
Ours are pellets   about diameter of pencil   about 1/4 to  1/2 " long    40# bags   60 bags on a pallet but you can buy any number of bags
these have pretty good burn rate   about  24 hr or so per bag if not really   windy
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Re: What's going on today?
« Reply #10101 on: November 11, 2018, 11:48:04 AM »
My order with DD4 has arrived. Jags, brushes, line capper and lots of other stuff, the kind'a things an addict needs. Very competitive prices. Before getting your stuff, I'd suggest you check with DD first.

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Re: What's going on today?
« Reply #10102 on: November 12, 2018, 07:35:06 AM »
thanks Len
The bended knee is not a tradition of our Corps.
General Alexander A. Vandergrift, USMC
to the Senate Naval Affairs Committee, 5 May 1946
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Re: What's going on today?
« Reply #10103 on: November 12, 2018, 08:24:44 AM »
thanks Len
Do not thank me. I just stated facts. Thank you for that package of goodies.
PS  DD4 always include some interesting freebees

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Re: What's going on today?
« Reply #10104 on: November 16, 2018, 03:12:23 PM »
Yep, the Marine does good deals.

We have smoke in California, lots of smoke.  It will probably still be here for Christmas.  Paradise, CA really was a great place.  I’d been visiting there since childhood and am sorry it’s gone.  The Donald thinks we should clear some brush here in Cali and I think he’s right.

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Re: What's going on today?
« Reply #10105 on: November 17, 2018, 03:44:35 AM »
Fires up and down the state for miles and miles, they put one out and another pops up, and these fires are just lighting themselves?  (^h

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Re: What's going on today?
« Reply #10106 on: November 17, 2018, 08:37:28 AM »
My son and I are taking the dogs up to the ranch to continue winterizing the cabins. Hoping the smoke from the Camp Fire here in Butte County isn't too bad. Very sobering to watch, especially for this California native. I grew up in these north woods, logging and lumbering in the '80's and early '90's until the enviro-trash hooligans forced so many of us to scatter. Hard to see the results now of neglecting the forest and proper maintenance of the fine system of stewardship that has been abandoned. Coupled with the arrogant neglect of our utility infrastructure, I am afraid events like these will continue. But, on a completely unpolitical note, the boy and I will be taling some fine vintage firearms out for exercise today, including my treasured Remington. The Holy Black will be used to improve our skills and entertain our imaginations!

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Re: What's going on today?
« Reply #10107 on: November 17, 2018, 12:02:42 PM »
Nice pics, scrubby!
I can see the difference here (of what you're talking about). There is a wide forest one side here, owned by some state establishment and it looks like shit, hasn't been tended for the last 40 yrs. Then there is the large farmer owned forest the other side. Beautifully cared for, thinned out every winter and re-planted every spring. Trees of different sorts and age, spaced, the sun shining in, no rubbish on the forest floor.

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Re: What's going on today?
« Reply #10108 on: November 17, 2018, 06:17:29 PM »
I  lived in Calif in the early 70's  even then the people in the hills never made firebreaks around their property    the state will  have to make it a law  brush has to be trimmed

got up toa few inches this AM
felt crappy all day  so stayed sitting mostly  my meds are doing it I believe
did set the new water heater in place 
old one outlets were on top
new one on the side and off set differently to  the electrical hook up and the popoff vent
so got to get fittings tomorrow
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Re: What's going on today?
« Reply #10109 on: November 19, 2018, 06:05:32 AM »
Nothing new going on here...…...
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