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  1. It would be for backup heat. My thoughts were something I could use as a shop heater that could easily be brought in the house in the event of a power outage during winter.
  2. Are the tank mounted propane units okay for use in the house? Like I said it wont normally be used in the house, but I will want it as a backup unit if the power goes out. The house is over 100 years old and not very tight if that makes a difference.
  3. Do you mean one like this? It is more BTU's for less money, I like that. Plus we have a propane grill so I already keep a tank or two of propane around.
  4. Thanks. The bins are from harbor freight, it's a 20 pack for $15 that comes with mounting rails. I used three of those on this. The rest is 5/8 plywood. I have about $100 in it all together. I built on to the end of a big cabinet. If I had it to do over I would have made it as it's own free standing unit.
  5. I've been working on organizing hardware in the shop. I'm tired of the over packed storage containers and coffee cans full of mixed junk. So I built this. I thought it would be a lot bigger than I needed. It is actually filling up a lot faster than I expected.
  6. How do you guys feel about these type of heaters? The recent winter storm got me and my wife thinking about a backup heat source if the power goes out during the winter. We dont lose power often so I didn't want to invest a ton of money in the heater or time in installation. Also, I dont need something that can keep the house at 75 degrees for days on end, I just want to keep it inhabitable and keep the pipes from freezing. My thinking is with one of these I could use it as a shop heater and if the power goes out I can just bring it in the house. My current shop heat source is a torpedo heater which makes gobs of heat but is very loud, and kind of smelly. I thought this could be a lot nicer for that. I have no experience with these. Who has or had one of these or one similar and what do you think of it? Would you buy another? Thanks
  7. My dad said that the first time we caught a snapping turtle. "How hungry do you think the first guy that ever ate one of these was?" Ugly, smelly, disagreeable ******** them turtles are.
  8. Maybe ugly black wheels cause the throttle to not work properly. Every guy I see running WOT and blowing smoke has ugly black wheels and Chinese mud tires. Had a coworker that bought one of those ugly bro dozers, he was explaining to all of us why he needed it for towing and all the other super manly stuff he does. So while we were out in the parking lot for a smoke break we flipped his ball hitch upside down just for giggles. It stayed that way for months.
  9. I used rustoleum primer and tractor paint on my 424 and was happy with how it turned out. It was about $40 a gallon at menards last year so naturally it's around $70 now. Here's my thread if you're interested. https://www.redpowermagazine.com/forums/topic/148085-tractor-painting-tip-and-tricks/
  10. It's about time to get a newer vehicle and I'm thinking it may be the ticket. I want something that doesn't get terrible mileage as a daily driver, but is still capable of pulling a trailer with a car or small tractor when it needs to. How are they holding up long term? Any major issues to look out for?
  11. I used to like vice grip garage, but after a while it started to feel repetitive, and also now the videos are too long. They used to be 30-40 minutes, now they are closer to 2 hrs. I've found another channel with a similar feel but I like better. It's called low-buck garage. He isn't as much of a personality, but the channel is all about bringing old junk back to life for cheap, and his videos appeal more to my mechanic brain than VGG. https://m.youtube.com/c/LowBuckGarage
  12. Yeah but I make a pretty loyal companion if you can get used to me dragging my butt across the carpet.
  13. Back in my younger, wilder days I used to say "Beer gets me tipsy, whiskey gets me drunk, tequila gets me felony charges." For seven years my wife stayed home with the kids while I worked. She started back working a couple weeks ago, and I am off this week. Since she always did fine job keeping the house I thought I would do that for her while she was gone, so I was gonna take care of the kids, do the cleaning, and have supper ready this week. I didn't even make it through the first day before I started drinking on the job. I dont think I'm meant to be domesticated.
  14. My grandpa told me about once sending one of my uncles out run the tractor when he was pretty young. An hour later he comes walking back to the house and said "the motor started banging then it quit running." Grandpa asked if the tractor had oil in it. Uncle says "oh yeah, you can see it through the hole in the motor."
  15. Since the comparison of pit bulls and guns has already been made I'll play along. I know many responsible gun owners that I would trust handling just about any kind of fire power. I've known gun owners that I wouldn't trust with a slingshot. The problem is the shitty gun owners feel the need to have the biggest baddest guns because it makes them feel like tough guys. I dont think that every one who owns a pit bull is a trash person, but I do know that those dogs are a status symbol for trash people. The kind of people that wont put the work in to make it a good dog. All dogs will get protective or aggressive when a dog comes on to their territory, but usually not when they venture off. My neighbors dog barks at me when I go to his house, but when that dog wanders over to my place he is friendly as can be. One thing I've noticed about pit bull attacks is just like with the playground attack, they often happen away from the dogs home. Those dogs weren't defending, they were hunting. If you have a lab or golden and never play fetch with it for years, if someone throws a tennis ball it will figure it out pretty quick. It's in their nature. Pits were bred to fight and kill. That doesn't just go away. As far as home defense, my dogs whole job if there is an intruder is to let me know about it, so I can deal with it, not to attack it. Because I dont trust my dogs judgement to know the difference between an axe murderer and a neighbor kid coming over to play.
  16. On fords of that era the first step when you have a drivability problem is to clean element in the mass air flow sensor. They are very sensitive to any type of contamination and will cause all sorts of running issues. It's not a guaranteed fix but it's a very common fix, and its free.
  17. Well that video ended too soon. Theres always one dumb one in every herd. That guy knows which one it is.
  18. I have a similar vice that came with my barn but it doesn't have the ball and socket. I assumed it was for sharpening saw blades, but that was just a guess.
  19. It seems like around here gleaners are the only old combines still in use. I never see old Deeres or IH combines, just late model stuff. I have two neighbors that run gleaners. One only has about 40 acres but the other farms a few hundred with his.
  20. "The plane is all set, sir. The apprentice just got done putting it back together." 😳
  21. Thanks guys. He was a big influence on me because he had his own shop and I spent a lot of time there growing up. He taught how to properly fix things and taught me how to fabricate and weld. He seemed to really enjoy when kids showed up there wanting to learn. He was patient and would take the time to teach and pass on his knowledge. He was also willing to just hang out and talk, which when you're a kid it can be hard to find an adult like that. He drank too much, smoked too much, worked too much, didn't eat enough or sleep enough and it caught up with him. He didnt get the most years out of life, but he definitely got all the life in his years.
  22. He was an air force vet, volunteer fireman, truck mechanic, father and grandpa. He was very influential on me growing up and was a big part of why I took an interest in all things mechanical. We drank a lot of beers together and had a lot of adventures. He always had a story for you, and how much was truth and how much was a fable I will never know, but I think I like it better that way. We bury him in a few days and thinking about him reminded me of this quote.
  23. I grew up on a 44 acre hobby farm that dad still lives on and farms. Hes getting old and hasn't said what he plans to do with it. I would love to take it over, but if he decides to sell there is no way I can afford it. Around here it is the BTOs buying up the farms. If they bought his I already know what would happen. Two days after the sale a track hoe would show up and knock down the house and barn, and they would rip out every fence row we put in together. Then whole place would get plowed into one big field. The new owner would spend four hours there planting in the spring and four hours combining in the fall, otherwise they wouldn't set foot on the property. They wouldn't even notice farming the extra 40 acres, just another tract to go along with all the others. There would never be another cow here or another bale of hay made. It's kind of heartbreaking what has happened to the small farms around here. Sorry, I'm just rambling and venting my own frustrations.
  24. I'm right between you guys in kettlersville. O-H!
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