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New England B.S. Thread

Discussion in 'North East' started by mach1man001, Feb 16, 2012.

  1. Jul 22, 2019 at 4:46 PM
    MikeyMcFly

    MikeyMcFly This is heavy, Doc.

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    I spent Sunday in the garage from 6:30 AM until 5:30 PM. It wasn't really bad until about 4:30 when I started sweating everywhere. Our bedroom AC unit is easily 10+ years old as my buddy gave it to me and it came from his house. It was there when he moved in. It simply couldn't keep up. I gave it 3 hours to run prior to crashing and I don't think it was any cooler than 82-84 in that room. I was sweating sitting in bed. The small human's room was a solid 10-12 degrees cooler. I don't know if I just have too small a unit for our room or if I need to suck it up and buy a new unit.

    The frustrating thing is my house is forced hot air, but the ducting is done so poorly and incorrectly I don't think I'm adding AC without boxing a corner of a room to run ducts or cutting open walls and floors. I'm not convinced I'll stay in the house long enough to warrant it.
     
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  2. Jul 22, 2019 at 5:24 PM
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    Hello All! Need to replace my original battery in my ‘15 Sport, running a winch and some lights...any suggestions?
     
  3. Jul 22, 2019 at 5:41 PM
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    Most people will say avoid Optima. Odyssey is solid but pricey.
    For a budget minded upgrade, look at an interstate megatron plus battery.
    The reserve capacity is an important number to look at when you’re running high demand electrical accessories
     
  4. Jul 22, 2019 at 5:45 PM
    m603holden

    m603holden @Koditten Pirate Radio member #063

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  5. Jul 22, 2019 at 5:47 PM
    crashngiggles

    crashngiggles Tacomaworld's Resident Psych Dr.

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    Depends on how expensive you want to go.
    One of the best batteries around is a northstar 27f NSB-AGM27f. If you just want a decent battery that will last a number of years, a duralast never let me down. I have an Optima yellow top. A lot of people dont like them after they changed ownership but I have never had an issue with mine and I put it through hell. What do you planning on running off of the battery?
     
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  6. Jul 22, 2019 at 6:08 PM
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    Any chance any of ya'll know where I can get 5/8 chain pretty cheap? Online at least Tractor Supply only goes up to 3/8. I'd prefer to be able to pick it up locally but everywhere I've looked online (HD, Lowes, TSC, etc). Fastenal seems to sell it but $14/ft seems steep and the nearest is about 45 mins or more from me...I'm looking for 4-6 lengths of 5' each. Might reach out to my FIL in RI since he's in construction/quarry work.
     
  7. Jul 22, 2019 at 6:27 PM
    MikeyMcFly

    MikeyMcFly This is heavy, Doc.

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    McMaster doesn't do shipping until after you purchase (uber-annoying) but they have a few options that aren't $14/ft. I don't know if shipping would kill the savings though.

    https://www.mcmaster.com/standard-chain
     
  8. Jul 22, 2019 at 7:07 PM
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    Good!
    We Haven’t been out near as much as I would have liked this year.
    Just finished a 1000 mile round trip to Acadia.
    Did some wheeling NH a couple weeks ago.
    How have things been for you?
    Wedding is coming up soon right?
     
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  9. Jul 22, 2019 at 7:13 PM
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    Just got back from a Colorado trip and saw this at the ranch we were at! Legit use and kinda cool that it was refurbed in Maine!6F78DAA2-DB1D-4D4C-8F83-C31A68B32875.jpgBB4D1FB1-A70A-40B7-B5A9-19F96729AC26.jpg
    They use it to get folks that don’t/can’t ride the horses up to the high points on the ranch for group activities. Pretty cool to hear that creep by at 7am for the trail breakfast!
    BTW, if anyone is interested in a dude-ranch vacation, pm me. I thought it would be hokey but the whole family loved it.
     
  10. Jul 23, 2019 at 2:26 AM
    m603holden

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    Busy. Bought a house. Wedding is the first week of August. Finally made onto first shift. Been a big year. How was your trip
     
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  11. Jul 23, 2019 at 2:46 AM
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    So spent two days in Durham/Lee/Barrington NH. Idea was, rent a place on some water and just chill. We did that and the place was simple and nice, lake was quiet etc...

    We will never, ever, go back anywhere near that area in our lives. Everyone there is a dick. Not a single person waved, smiled or said hello in a nice manner in probably 15-20 interactions. Everyone was pissed/depressed or just showed no emotion. It was really weird since I figured it would be sort of like Maine and I've heard nothing but good things about NH. I wasn't being wierd either, simple waves and "thank you's" or hold a door open for someone and they don't even acknowledge you are there... Even the police won't wave at you.

    Just super rude, depressing and shitty. There wasn't a single non-fast food place within 20 minutes of Barrington. Now I know having not much around the area (even though UNH is right there??) isn't a big deal. But peoples attitudes were horrible and both the wife and I were shocked at how bad it was.


    So, is the rest of NH any different? I know we went to a crappy part as far as tourism and things to do...but people are people and if that's how the state is, we won't ever go back. Right now there is no rush but I'd like to try the lakes/mountain regions eventually.
     
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  12. Jul 23, 2019 at 3:02 AM
    m603holden

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    That's just an odd area. Sorry you had such a bad experience. I'd try either true north or some of the smaller lakes out west. I hardly ever camp anything lower than Errol these days
     
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  13. Jul 23, 2019 at 3:04 AM
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    We only left early because it was going to rain all night and day, so we figured might as well head out after dinner (actually really good thai). I'm happy to hear that's a weird area and I sort of figured it was. My thought was its so close to Boston that it got infected by it :rolleyes:. I originally wanted to go up to the mountains and lakes but it was a couple hours further than we wanted to drive for a two day trip. I'll try to convince the wife to go back sometime maybe next summer, but we will just aim a little further north.
     
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  14. Jul 23, 2019 at 3:57 AM
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    Anything up by Mt Washington area is really cool. I was hesitant on driving that far for shorter trips but my wife convinced me a few years ago. We go up usually once a summer now for a long weekend. This year we aren't just because of timing of other things.
     
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  15. Jul 23, 2019 at 4:24 AM
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    Yeah to be honest outside of the beach, I did t know prolr vacationed up there. Haha. There's stuff to do but outside of the immediate coastal area it gets tough. Lots of farms and college kids. And transplants haha
     
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  16. Jul 23, 2019 at 4:27 AM
    m603holden

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    Anyone really good at tracking down parts?

    Looking for a bed. Toyota pickup 89-94' off a 4wd short bed.
     
  17. Jul 23, 2019 at 4:47 AM
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    It was pretty obvious it wasn't a vacation area. Again, that is 100% on me, I knew it wasn't some hot spot, and we didn't go to do things, but to be lazy. I just expected some super friendly land of fantasy, and I guess I was depressed that it wasn't much different from some of the areas I venture in daily.
     
  18. Jul 23, 2019 at 4:49 AM
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    Wish I knew you were up there. Just a short coffee cup of a drive into Maine and you'd be up at wells or gunquit'. Would have been much more of what you were looking for
     
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  19. Jul 23, 2019 at 5:07 AM
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    May have been the heat....
     
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  20. Jul 23, 2019 at 5:09 AM
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    Noelie84 I hate Illinois Nazis

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    Ours is a 220V wall unit. It CAN cool the entire upstairs down if you feel like watching the meter spin, but if you let it get a head start on a hot day it'll keep it comfortable just running on the low 'eco' setting.

    What grade are you looking for? Grade 70 5/8 is like 15k/lb if memory serves.
     

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