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AKwelder last won the day on July 23 2019

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About AKwelder

  • Birthday 07/10/1972

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    Fairbanks, Alaska
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    My Boys, Tractors, Welding & Fabricating, Beekeeping, & The Land

    460 gas with fast hitch
    Super C NFE and fast hitch
    57 230 with fast hitch
    1100 mower

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  1. And yet they are still showing Titan adds, hmm
  2. That sounds great. our teachers have to be trained on all kinds of stuff. CPR, how to address X and Y, harassment and bullying, and on and on.
  3. Guilty here, we turned it on a few weeks back. 34 this morning. Looking at a high just below 50
  4. Cobalt, lithium, and other rare earth metals are normally mined overseas, not in our back yard, so the problem isn’t here. fun fact, they have found a supply of rare earth metals in northern alaska, and there is some permitting issues with the mine.
  5. Refinery work is big business with small margins. So the economics of scale apply and the huge companies that manage them want large refineries. Then there have been attempts to build new refineries, most have had not been successful with the permitting and the NIMBY (not in my back yard) issues
  6. Oil is a traded commodity, and its price is based on market speculation. Adding oil to the market pushes the price down. The rest of the discussion would be political.
  7. Vet bills can be large. My deal is if we take on a pet we owe it reasonable care. So if we can afford it we pay. And oh have we paid over the years. Just last week the wife’s dog she deeply loves had an swollen infection on its head. Right now it’s walking around with a shaved spot and a tube hanging out, and that wasn’t cheap. I don’t even know what that one cost but the wife is having a tough time and the last thing she needs is to lose her dog baby.
  8. I don’t know if I would keep offering this challenge.
  9. Yeah, we had a small cold snap and frost, but it’s been warmer since
  10. Very nice, I have been looking for one for awhile now
  11. Z may have a better take on this, we have extreme heating needs and it has a lot of an effect on my heating systems If you use a boiler that allows it, An out door sensor adjusts the target heating temperature the boiler is trying to reach, so when it is 20* outside it might be making for 80* water for your floor. But when it’s -35* it might be making 100* water for your floor. If your boiler is only making 80* water, and is a high efficiency modulating boiler, it make have exhaust that may only be 120* ( or some such, this varies). This means you waste a lot less BTU’s going out the stack. More efficient, less cost a combi is a combination boiler and hot water heater. In my opinion they make lots of compromises to do both. I do not install them, others swear by them. If you buy a modulating boiler I recommend you buy a fire tube model of a common brand in your area, something that all the supply houses carry. Here we see Lochnivar, NTI, and IBC. They all make some very small boilers like the 85k btu models, which turn down to less than 10k btu when the heating load requires it.
  12. Well spoken sir ^^^This is good information, from someone in the trade.
  13. I seem to remember that between the Cuda and other models they only made a combined 24 (give or take since it’s been 30 years) Hemi convertibles. Definitely one rare bird.
  14. So I got home from working out of town, and made a run to Costco for a few things. To my horror they had the Christmas lights and trees out already. Unbelievable why waste time putting them away, they are dang near out 6 months at a time
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