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Thumbs Up Is you pool ready for winter?
Posted by: Bob - 10-25-2018, 11:32 AM - Forum: General Discussion - Replies (9)

The water temp is down to 82 degrees a lot of days.

I have:
- reduced the amount of time the filter runs
- reduced the amount of chlorine I put in
- stopped algicide treats
- placed heavier blankets on the pool deck


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  Is your house ready for winter?
Posted by: bmyers - 10-23-2018, 11:06 AM - Forum: General Discussion - Replies (3)

Again, I know you folks down south preparing for winter means switching from sandals to tennis shoes. 

Started in on the winter preparations.

Trimming back all the bushes and trees from power lines and the house.
Placing mouse bait out for the critters trying to sneak in for the winter.
Treating the yard and house for bugs as the temp drop they all try to find a warm spot.
Checked propane tanks to make sure they are all full.
Checked Mr. Heater and make sure it is ready.
Checked the natural gas wall mounted heater and get it up and running.
Run the generator and made sure it was good to go.
Checked the gas cans and make sure they were all full.
Put fuel stabilizer in everything.
Check the ice melt supply and filled up the containers we keep by the doors.
Replace the missing non-slip strips on the steps.
Got snow shovels where they are accessible.

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  Is your vehicle ready for winter?
Posted by: bmyers - 10-23-2018, 10:53 AM - Forum: General Discussion - Replies (7)

Ok, I know for those down south, that means did you check to make sure that the defroster is still working to take off that morning chill, for us further up north we have to take a few more steps.

I put the spare jacket in each vehicle. 
Put the emergency tire chains in each vehicle.
Switched out the light clothing I had in my GHB to heavy socks and long pants.
Made sure each vehicle has a sleeping bag.
Checked the anti-freeze to make sure it is good for -30.
Added winter windshield wiper fluid.
Dumped a bottle of gas tank cleaner in each vehicle to get rid of any water in the tanks.
Will wait on checking air pressure in the tires until it gets colder.
Replaced windshield wipers that were getting worn.
Tossed a spare blanket into the SUV.
Placed a shovel in each vehicle.
Got Rhonda's kit together for her postal truck so she can get herself unstuck (since they plow all the snow right where she has to drive her postal truck, she gets stuck several times a winter).

So, should be setup for the future winter weather.

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  Holiday Havoc
Posted by: bmyers - 10-22-2018, 11:37 AM - Forum: Defense - Replies (1)

Rhonda and I went to Indiana over the weekend to shoot in the IDPA match there. We had a great time! It is wonderful to get to spend the day with the wife shooting and having fun. Below are videos (not of us) of the stages that were there:



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  Sig P320 update.
Posted by: TN.Frank - 10-21-2018, 10:00 PM - Forum: Testing and Evaluations - Replies (2)

Finally got out so I could put a few more rounds down range with the P320 Sub-Compact Compact. Enjoy.

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  Miles per gallon
Posted by: Wolfman - 10-21-2018, 02:12 AM - Forum: The Pub - Replies (2)

well it is 03.05 in the morning and i am off to bed, but before i do i'll mention a chat i had tonight on IRC with some friends in Australia. several months ago i switched from my good old land rover 110 as my regular transport to a toyota surf or what is called a 4runner in the USA.

More comfortable than a land rover to put it mildly, anyway the discussion was about fuel usage with different engines and setups, now being in the UK i used miles per gallon, the aussies miles per km a pretty simple conversion. Then the spanner in the works, an American he could not tally his mpg with mine not even close, even though he had the same engine a 3lt turbo diesel  and 33 inch tires.

Took use nearly 15 minutes to discover why and it was a bloody aussie that pointed it out.

US gallon = 3.78lt
UK gallon = 4.54lt

and this lead to a discussion of octane levels aussie and european premium gas is 98/99 octane regular 94/95 octane, which is higher than most US gas. Also our diesel has higher centane levels than US diesel.

So where is all this leading you may ask yourself if you have reached this point, most members here are american and around the world you get slammed for gashog engines compare to the rest of the world by those moron environmentalists.

1. are they using us gallons to compare mpg or imperial/uk gallons.

2. are they comparing like for like fuel octanes

3. tire size , all those extra inches add up so she says

just something to think about maybe next time so know nothing lib eco-warrior wannbe starts spouting off.

So for the record my Surf uses 11.2lt of 55 centane diesel per 100km on 33 in tires.

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  Lever action
Posted by: David - 10-20-2018, 07:16 PM - Forum: Defense - Replies (5)

I don't recall ever having a thread devoted specifically to lever action rifles.  So, here it is  Smile

Whatcha got?  What do you want?  What's good and what's bad?  Why do you have a lever action rifle?

Let the games begin!

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  Q-storm is about to hit.
Posted by: David - 10-19-2018, 02:35 PM - Forum: General Discussion - No Replies

Very interesting.  A bit slow but worth watching as it builds and things start really getting interesting.  

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  Sean Hannity 10/18/18 | Fox news | Rush Limbaugh
Posted by: David - 10-19-2018, 02:10 PM - Forum: General Discussion - Replies (10)

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  SEP Gathering #20
Posted by: David - 10-18-2018, 02:31 PM - Forum: General Discussion - Replies (21)

Okay folks, the reservation was approved.  The gathering is at Serenova Tract at our usual primitive camping site.  November 2-4.  Shout out if you can make it.  I'll also send out a text tomorrow.


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