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Discussion in 'Off-Topic Discussion' started by johneman, Jun 23, 2011.

  1. Feb 22, 2021 at 10:26 AM
    Tacoma Mike

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    Put it in the back of the truck
     
  2. Feb 22, 2021 at 10:37 AM
    Old Swamper

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    That was my thought also. Or have it delivered.
     
  3. Feb 22, 2021 at 10:41 AM
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    Tacoma Mike 46 Year Toyota Master/ASE Master Tech.

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    That’s what a truck is for
     
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  4. Feb 22, 2021 at 11:39 AM
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    I have a cap on both trucks, would have to measure to see if it fits, probably if I can lay it down, think it weighs something like 280 lbs. and would be much easier to off load it from a low trailer. My buddy has an enclosed snowmobile trailer that I already talked to him about using, looks like we may have to dig it out!
    Looks like the small U haul trailers are only about $15 for 4 hrs., that would be plenty of time for me to get it home and return the trailer, there would be no hassle with anything if I went that route.
     
  5. Feb 22, 2021 at 11:45 AM
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    So you turned your truck into a long 4runner. Kids lol
     
  6. Feb 22, 2021 at 1:02 PM
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    wanna taco What's my name?

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    TRD Sport with a whole Shitload of TwoBitDiddlySquat Running Boards/Roof Rack/Bed Mat; Tint all around; W/Tech Liners; Extant Hard Trifold; P&L; Relentless tailgate mod; Amp Bed Step; TracOne; Rear headrest Delete; rear window lock rod; tailgate EZ hose clamp; Kahtec 3rd lite flasher; Muth Signal Mirrors; 894 (38W) Fog Reverse Bulbs; Seat belt extenders; Seat belt chime silenced; Fumoto Kwik Valve; RideRites/Daystars; Eyebolts; SS D Rings; Viair 70P; Lund hitch Bed Extender; Custom Windshield Rock Chips; ...
    That's my thinking. Why buy a truck and then convert it to a SUV? I do like the newer vans that have come out in recent years, you can actually stand up in them. I wish they had been available in my working years!
     
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  7. Feb 22, 2021 at 2:48 PM
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    The inch of snow we were forecast yesterday turned out to be 4 heavy inches. One of my neighbors' snowblowers are both in the shop after blowing up in the big storm a few weeks ago, so I did our place and their place. I'm sore and tired. But beer, so not complaining.

    I am *so* over winter.
     
  8. Feb 22, 2021 at 5:19 PM
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    I never did like caps until I got one, must be an old guy thing! :D
    I have a tilt trailer to haul it, but it would be a royal PITB to dig it out to be able to use it.
     
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  9. Feb 22, 2021 at 5:23 PM
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    What cha get ?
     
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  10. Feb 23, 2021 at 1:36 AM
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    Devious6 Not your Average College President Emeritus

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    Good morning everyone. We got 4" of snow yesterday - wet, heavy heart-attack stuff. Another 1 to 3" predicted for today. Are we having fun, yet? I have more snow piled up here than I can ever remember since we moved back in 2004.

    On top of it all, our boiler decided to sh*t the bed yesterday. We have radiant in floor heat so the boiler does it all - heat and hot water. Luckily, I noticed it early and got a call into the plumber who services Weil-McClain in our area....and he called me right back. :eek: Seriously. It happened. Several times. After talking through the issues, I restarted it and it fired. Ran until water temp was up to proper level but then wouldn't restart the burner to reheat. The good news is that I've been able to do that several times through the night. Repair guy is scheduled to be here today.

    Stay safe....and warm!!
     
  11. Feb 23, 2021 at 2:57 AM
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    Absolutely heart attack snow...wet and heavy ! We also had 4".
    Here's hoping that the plumber shows up for you today.

    So here's what went on yesterday.
    My wife and I were just waiting for the snow to stop.
    It stopped around 3pm. I went out the kitchen door to the deck...grabbed a shovel...I took 1 shovelful and right there and then I decided to get the snow blower.
    As I started I see my neighbors oldest son shoveling our front sidewalk...cool!!
    So I approached him and gave him $40.
    Hey it was worth it to me...lol.
    Also asked him if he was going to cut my lawn this summer...he said yes...yay me!!
    He also told me that he's going to try to get at Wegmans this summer...he told me that they offer between 1k and 5k in college scholarship $...but in order to be eligible for that you need to meet certain criteria.
    That's pretty cool, I didn't realize that they did that.
     
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  12. Feb 23, 2021 at 3:42 AM
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    johneman [OP] Life is good relaxin' on the porch!!

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    Good Morning folks. It sure has been one heck of a winter for many folks. I consider myself lucky with being down in Florida where there is no snow :thumbsup:.


    Sorry to hear about the boiler issue Mark. Fortunately the plumber is available and he can get you going full time again without much trouble. Itms that things we rely on always find a way to breakdown at the most inopportune time. Stay warm and be safe.

    He sounds like a special guy Harry. Kids today don't or should I say aren't that ambitious :eek:. He has a goal and he knows what to do to get there :fingerscrossed:. Best of luck to him.
    Have a great day folks and be safe and as always be careful.
     
  13. Feb 23, 2021 at 6:14 AM
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    WOW, my worst nightmare is the boiler going out then not finding anyone to help. How old was that boiler? Ours is 16 years old and resembles a Dr. Seuss contraption, I have been researching what unit to go for when it happens plus a unit that will eliminate the standard flue. Of course it will fail during a maximum need time not when we just need hot water.

    Let us know how it works out, there are so many systems now that are much more efficient.

    Have a great day everyone - off to Costco, warm again today then snow starts tomorrow afternoon through Thursday. PA folks you can send all that snow our way. CO Springs is above their snow for the season while we are still 20-30% below ours - the banana belt syndrome this year.
     
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    The boiler is 16 years old. I'd had nightmares getting the guy that installed the system when we built to come service it - called every year, never called back. Luckily, there is another plumber locally who installs/services Weil-McLain systems. I called them yesterday morning after waiting an hour for the regular guy to call back. The owner returned my call within 3 minutes, walked me through restart and got an idea of what was wrong. Called back several times during the day to make sure it was still limping along - had to restart it every 4 hours or so. Put us on the list first thing this morning - here and repaired the system. It needed a new control panel, relief valve and expansion tank.

    I've been really happy with the Weil-McLain system - boiler, controls for the radiant heat system and the water heater are all W-M. Gold Series.

    And, I'm really happy with the plumber, too.
     
  15. Feb 23, 2021 at 8:05 AM
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    Morning folks

    glad your heat is up and running again Mark. Just finished some snow clean up. Nothing much but a inch here and there was starting to add up. Already 35* so wanted to get at it before it refroze.
    From-30 to 40* that 70 degree swing sure feels good. Took a hit on the windshield Saturday and had a couple chips from it. Safelite dude has been here and gone. Fixed for $100.00 and change.
    Time for breakfast.

    Cheers
     
  16. Feb 23, 2021 at 9:53 AM
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    I have had 8 or 10 pickups since my early 40s. Put a shell on every one. It is not just an old guy thing. I also have a couple of trailers for carrying large things.
     
  17. Feb 23, 2021 at 10:40 AM
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    Carols jeep has a tweetie bird theme. Well 16 year old tweetie faded and cracked enough to start seeing the spare tire. By chance I found another one. Same thing. Here’s to another 16 years..
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  18. Feb 23, 2021 at 12:30 PM
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    Pork Steaks?

    I wish I understood how the Texas grid is regulated better. Seems like a good thing on paper but when it failed it sure did suck for a lot of people.

    Just because it is non profit does not mean it makes no money. The NFL was a non-Profit till 2015. The more you figure out politicians the more used car salesman start to look good.
     
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  19. Feb 23, 2021 at 12:33 PM
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    Afternoon all:

    Ariens deluxe 28 SHO.
    Got it home in my buddies snowmobile trailer, took the trailer back and came home and went to work, only ran out of gas one time! :rolleyes:
    Little hard using it after the snow being on the ground for awhile, plus cutting through where my neighbor blew the snow, it did its job though and can't wait to try it out in fresh snow! :rolleyes::rolleyes:
     
  20. Feb 23, 2021 at 12:37 PM
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    My boy has a 28. I have the 30. The shop here has the 24. They are a great machine.

    Double check the oil level.
     
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