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    7 Hours Ago
    bstewert replied to a thread Fighting The Heat!!! in Gear Forum
    I wear mine around town, to the store, pretty much everywhere. People think I have on some kind of bullet-proof vest, or that I'm cold. Yesterday was 102 here. That's stinkin' hot for here.
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    7 Hours Ago
    bstewert replied to a thread Fighting The Heat!!! in Gear Forum
    Just a little thing, but. . . if you get the "Glacier Pak Comfort," without the horizontal seams, it will provide a bit more cooling right in the middle. I've had both styles.
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    4 Days Ago
    bstewert replied to a thread Fighting The Heat!!! in Gear Forum
    I have three vests, all with zippers, and two sets of packs. It's stinkin' hot here now, compared to even 15 years ago. I lived in Florida a few years, so I know what hot is. One difference here is, if you stand in the shade, it feels cooler. I don't remember that phenomenon in Florida. Maybe it's just me, but I feel the sun is more searing hot now. Cool vest allows me to work outside where I would otherwise be wilted.
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    1 Week Ago
    bstewert replied to a thread DMM Gyros in Gear Forum
    You can never have too much gear.
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    3 Weeks Ago
    bstewert replied to a thread Tiger Woods in Odds and Ends
    Haha, good one!
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    4 Weeks Ago
    For Fender guitar enthusiasts. Or amps, too! <iframe width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/KHdQLaoDOoU?ecver=1" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>
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    05-07-2017
    Hunnicutt, excellent post!
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    05-03-2017
    This is absolutely true. A corollary to that is comparing building codes to quality workmanship. Two completely different things.
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    05-02-2017
    I agree with the MA pull-line and thicker hinge.
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    04-29-2017
    bstewert replied to a thread best rain jacket in Gear Forum
    I like these. Wind/water proof, breathes, lightweight, comfortable. https://www.rei.com/product/859278/marmot-precip-rain-jacket-mens
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    04-27-2017
    Sean, you can call me if you don't get it figured out.
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    04-19-2017
    Haha!
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    04-15-2017
    Excellent post! I've had two houses in my life where the closing date had to be extended because they spelled my name wrong on the "contract." On the last refinance, they made me initial on pages where I had already signed, to show that I had signed. I can only remember one contract I've had for work to be done by me in the past 25 years. I'm fortunate to be in a position where I can pick/choose who to work for and what jobs to take. However, two summers ago I had three different "licensed/bonded/insured/certified" contracting companies at our house, with signed contracts. Their work was so crappy, I had to tell them to collect their tools and leave. And, pay them to go away. It's unfortunate that along with contracts comes a requirement for willingness to go to court, where you will surely lose time/money. I have very little faith in "contracts," but I am in favor of writing things down so both parties are clear as to what will be done. So I guess that is a contract.
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    04-13-2017
    Chris, I think you handled that well. No response after two follow-ups would put him on my list.
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    04-12-2017
    I agree with this. Would write it off as a bid I didn't get, and move on. But would not do future work/estimates for them.
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    04-12-2017
    bstewert started a thread Cooling helmet in Gear Forum
    Anyone know where I can get one of these helmets that can cool your head down by 50? http://money.cnn.com/2017/04/06/technology/qatar-cooling-helmets-2022/index.html?iid=ob_homepage_tech_pool
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    04-12-2017
    Makita here with the 18v 6.0. I do have some older corded Milwaukee tools that will never wear out.
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    04-10-2017
    bstewert replied to a thread Gear Obsession in Gear Forum
    I'm interested in seeing the $6,000 climbing system!
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    03-14-2017
    I agree with all this. Simpson Strong Tie will probably have the exact bracket you want to sink into a concrete pier.
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    03-13-2017
    I like the idea of re-use. Old barnwood is expensive to buy. As for replacing the posts on the hay-shed, a floor jack and a long 4x4 would be plenty to lift up the roof. 1/8" should be enough to slide in the new post. I just put in a 12' glulam using the jack. What are the posts sitting on now?
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    03-13-2017
    How much time do you have to do it?
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    02-18-2017
    I see poorly designed stuff almost on a daily basis. But this is one of the better ones I've seen. Jump to 32:30 for the Constitution Bridge in Venice. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oR06btpY1Oo
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    01-27-2017
    bstewert replied to a thread This is the Akimbo in Gear Forum
    Nice touch with the red color!
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    01-09-2017
    bstewert replied to a thread In The News... in Odds and Ends
    I lived here and got to witness this. At one point the Truckee River covered all the bridges downtown. I-80 and the airport were closed, and for two days the only way to get in or out of town was by helicopter. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4kzQ0CnHMd8
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