Coffee, Ground Hogs Day 2013

Re: Coffee, Ground Hogs Day 2013

PostBy: CapeCoaler On: Sun Feb 03, 2013 11:07 am

they did ct...
6mm stone... :shock:
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Re: Coffee, Ground Hogs Day 2013

PostBy: SteveZee On: Sun Feb 03, 2013 11:13 am

CapeCoaler wrote:they did ct...
6mm stone... :shock:

:shock: Yikes!
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Re: Coffee, Ground Hogs Day 2013

PostBy: SMITTY On: Sun Feb 03, 2013 12:15 pm

Damn Cape - sorry to hear that! I believe I had that happen about 12 years ago, but I never went to the doctors. Was the most painful piss I've ever taken - wouldn't wish that on anyone. :shock:
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Re: Coffee, Ground Hogs Day 2013

PostBy: SMITTY On: Sun Feb 03, 2013 12:27 pm

Maytag is back in action. That spring and wire setup holding the boot to the drum ... you see it in the pic? ROYAL pain in the ass! Helps to have 4 hands. I only had 2, so had to use a bungee cord to hold one end up while I fished for the other up to my shoulder in the machine. Then trying to get the spring hooked back on without the whole thing slipping off the drum .... Took a couple tries, but she's on there. 8-)

Washer turns 10 this coming July, so can't complain. First major repair that cost me money. $42 for the seal, shipped. The last repair just consisted of removing a block of foam from the bottom of the machine. The limit switch kept hitting the foam, making the computer think the drum was hitting the bottom frame, cancelling the spin cycle. It would just keep trying to spin forever, never getting out of that cycle. For the obscene amount of money I paid for this thing, it damn well better last 30+ years.
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Re: Coffee, Ground Hogs Day 2013

PostBy: 009to090 On: Sun Feb 03, 2013 12:33 pm

Hey All! Busy weekend, thanks for the tea Freddy! I fixed up a Fried potato, scrambled eggs, and Link sausages for the family this morning.
I was up early, cuz it felt a little chilly in the house. Checked the stoves and one was out, and the other was dark, but the combustion fan was still running. I opened the door and found a silver dollar sized red spot of coal. Great, still burning! I quickly throw a shovel of rice on top of the red spot, and shut the door. Turn on the combustion fan to 100%. Holding my breath for 5 minutes, and finally see some blue flames! Great! Saved it! Filled the hopper up (it was empty) then threw another shovel of rice on the grates for good measure. Another 10 minutes and we were cooking again.
Yesterday, my wife was testing her little LCP .380 on some Ground Hogs that decided our compost pile was sufficiently stocked well enough to visit. She says she likes the new longer mags I put on it. Although they are not convienent for Cocealed-carry, they work great for varmits.

Smitty! You got a boiler!?!?!?! I missed that thread! Stoker, I guess? Welcome to the Girly-side of the Coal Forum! :up: Good work on the Washer! :cheers:

Supposed to be in the high 40's today, so we are off to our neighbors property to get in some target practice. My wife is going to class next weekend to get her CCP.

CapeCoaler wrote:
they did ct...
6mm stone...

OOOUCHHHH!!!!! Damn, I never had a stone, although all of my brothers have them. ThATS gotta hurt! Pain-killers? :shots:
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Re: Coffee, Ground Hogs Day 2013

PostBy: lowfog01 On: Sun Feb 03, 2013 12:36 pm

Hello everyone,

It's still a bit chilly here in Northern VA but the forecasters are telling us that spring is on the way. I hope so, last week's highs of 20* and lows in the single digits left a lot to be desired. The Harman did a good job keeping the house warm. My goal for this weekend was to be able to successfully disassemble and reassemble my Remington 870 express 20 gauge shotgun. After a little practice I can get it apart but getting that bugger back together is another story. My only solace is that even the guys who produced the "how to reassembly a 870" on YouTube had trouble with the bolt carrier and bolt insertion, too. Fortunately, DK can do it so the gun is in working condition. I'll work at reassembling it some more while I watch the game this evening.

I hope everyone is having a great weekend, Stay warm and Take care, Lisa
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Re: Coffee, Ground Hogs Day 2013

PostBy: SMITTY On: Sun Feb 03, 2013 12:55 pm

I've got an 870 Express 12 gauge. Never took it apart except to add a picatinny forend & a pistol grip. OH NO! It's an evil ASSAULT WEAPON now! I'm still waiting for it to shoot by itself though ... :lol:


009to090 wrote: Smitty! You got a boiler!?!?!?! I missed that thread! Stoker, I guess? Welcome to the Girly-side of the Coal Forum! :up: Good work on the Washer! :cheers:

Thanks Chris - it's nice not having to mop 5 gallons of water off the floor every time we turn the thing on. :lol:

Yeah I've had the boiler for a while now. Been sitting in the kitchen since spring. Couldn't get the manpower around to get it in the basement in time, plus I had all the wrong sized coal for it ... and no money for plumbing supplies to boot, so next season is the goal. Haven't done a thread on it yet - was waiting for the install before I go there. Was donated to me by a very generous forum member who built it. 8-)
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Re: Coffee, Ground Hogs Day 2013

PostBy: LsFarm On: Sun Feb 03, 2013 2:31 pm

009to090: what effective and accurate range do you find the Ruger LCP is good for?? That's my carry gun, It's with me pretty much 24/7/365.. I have a nice square-ish 'wallet holster', it prints in my back pocket like a wallet, so unless you look down into the pocket it just looks like I have two wallets .

I have the laser sight as well. While I have 'qualified' on a paper plate at25 yards. I don't think I'd bother trying to shoot a ground hog with it.. I have too many much more accurate, and longer range rifles around for ground hogs and raccoons. And the 'hogs are so wary, you miss 'em once and they are educated,, you won't get a second chance..

When I have non-family company coming over, I usually move a few shotguns away from the doors, and put them into closets or behind doors.. it's too difficult to explain to those who think the world is a safe place.
Most of my family have an understanding.. one Niece acked about a rife near a door, and jus then a 'hog came out from under a corn crib.. I ignored my neice, slid open a window and shot the hog.. then asked: what did you wnat?? LOL

Anyway, 9* on the farm this morning, the AA loves it.. made aobut 1/3 or 1/4 pan of ash..

OK time to get out to the shop.. a jetta with the driver's window frozen, then disconnected from the up/down mechnaism.. fixed it before,, old job, roud two,, or it three ??

Greg L
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Re: Coffee, Ground Hogs Day 2013

PostBy: CapeCoaler On: Sun Feb 03, 2013 9:58 pm

Yep got good stuff now...
in hospital on morphine... ;)
Still hurts but but bearable...
nurses are nice...
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Re: Coffee, Ground Hogs Day 2013

PostBy: 009to090 On: Sun Feb 03, 2013 10:43 pm

LsFarm wrote:009to090: what effective and accurate range do you find the Ruger LCP is good for??

WE just got back from a day of target practice. I tested my wife the same way she will have to qualify for her CCP. Her hand was a little sore, but she didn't miss any shots. I like this little semi-auto too, and I usually use it as my C-carry. I like the wallet-holster, but haven't tried one yet. I got some expensive Frangible copper-jacketed Hollow-point rounds for it, that move along at 1300fps. Pretty dang quick for a .380. Not for target practice, but for stopping power.
If my wife gets her CCP, I guess I'll have to get my own LCP. Our local gun shop has one in stock, I better go get it while they have one.
Even with its tiny, miniaturized sights, its more accurate than my LCR .357 Mag. I was able to practice on a 12" dia target, out about 20yds. No need to back off any further than that, like you said. the varmit rifle is easier to use. I've gotten two groundhogs with it already.
But I cheated a little, I painted my front sight Flourescent Orange so I could see it better.

Hey Smitty! That was one nice person, whomever donated that boiler. Yep, you'll have to start buying rice now!


Capecoaler is feeling no pain. He is on the "Good-stuff". Ain't no pain when your on Morphine :smoke: :punk: :rockon:
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Re: Coffee, Ground Hogs Day 2013

PostBy: NoSmoke On: Mon Feb 04, 2013 6:02 am

Must be a weekend for kidney stones. The wife has been struck by that as well this weekend though there is not a lot she can take for the pain as she is pregnant. (Tylenol) I told her it is just a test for what is to come on May 30th when the baby is due. I am not sure that comment was well received by a hormonal, in-pain woman! :D
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Re: Coffee, Ground Hogs Day 2013

PostBy: Freddy On: Mon Feb 04, 2013 9:38 am

CapeCoaler wrote:in hospital on morphine... ;)
Still hurts but but bearable...
nurses are nice...


Of course the nurses seem nice. Nurse Bitch Haggle from the deaths doorstep ward seems nice with that much morphine on board!

That said... sorry about the stones. They suck! If you look at one under a microscope you'll see why they hurt so bad....they look like a ball of porcupine quills!
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Re: Coffee, Ground Hogs Day 2013

PostBy: SteveZee On: Mon Feb 04, 2013 11:43 am

009to090 wrote:
LsFarm wrote:009to090: what effective and accurate range do you find the Ruger LCP is good for??

WE just got back from a day of target practice. I tested my wife the same way she will have to qualify for her CCP. Her hand was a little sore, but she didn't miss any shots. I like this little semi-auto too, and I usually use it as my C-carry. I like the wallet-holster, but haven't tried one yet. I got some expensive Frangible copper-jacketed Hollow-point rounds for it, that move along at 1300fps. Pretty dang quick for a .380. Not for target practice, but for stopping power.
If my wife gets her CCP, I guess I'll have to get my own LCP. Our local gun shop has one in stock, I better go get it while they have one.
Even with its tiny, miniaturized sights, its more accurate than my LCR .357 Mag. I was able to practice on a 12" dia target, out about 20yds. No need to back off any further than that, like you said. the varmit rifle is easier to use. I've gotten two groundhogs with it already.
But I cheated a little, I painted my front sight Flourescent Orange so I could see it better.

Hey Smitty! That was one nice person, whomever donated that boiler. Yep, you'll have to start buying rice now!


Capecoaler is feeling no pain. He is on the "Good-stuff". Ain't no pain when your on Morphine :smoke: :punk: :rockon:


Yeah there's still pain but who give a #$@! when the morphine kicks in. Funny how that works.
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Re: Coffee, Ground Hogs Day 2013

PostBy: SMITTY On: Mon Feb 04, 2013 4:13 pm

Freddy stole my thunder. :lol: Was gonna say .... people in general seem nice while I'm mainlining morphine. :mrgreen:
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Re: Coffee, Ground Hogs Day 2013

PostBy: CapeCoaler On: Mon Feb 04, 2013 5:15 pm

except when they stop the meds...
to clean you up for the video game in your body...
morph was prn so if you sleep...
no morph...
but pain does wake you up...
what an image 6mm porcupine in my pants...
morphine is my friend again...
wish i could eat or drink...
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