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BoxMN last won the day on October 20 2016

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  1. I just put these on my 98 k1500 and hope for similar results! Shop said lots of plow trucks love them in winter and affordable. I think my 265/75/16's were $660 out the door at a shop near me. Discount was slightly cheaper but I wanted to go with neighborhood shop. Discount Tire guy said unless I wanted to really jump to over $200 a tire, these would perform as good or better than any close to the price. FWIW.... Last set were an off brand MultiMile AT and there were great tires. Got over 75k on them and traction was great.
  2. Hey Mac, after this cold winter I just wanted to say thanks again for some great advice! Even in the minus teens and 20's, I gotta say that with the primer this Foreman starts as good as a fuel injected atv! No chit! I can't believe I didn't know this earlier. And I don't have to take the cover off, it is pretty easy reach in there, and two-three pumps and it starts on first turn of the key every time Glad your first atv is going well for you AlwaysFishing!
  3. I know this is late, I just logged on for first time in a long time. The nut should be loose. Hope you found the fix.
  4. Thanks guys, appreciate the info!
  5. A stone mason Buddy is looking at a 6x6 for work, for stone work in new home construction area with lots of dirt/mud/etc. Hauls lots of stone mainly, but also just about anything. Uses a golf cart now (works awesome, actually!) but it won't cut it on the terrain of the new project. The homes are BIG (>25k sq ft.....) so the golf cart/utv will save time and laborers backs, and pay for itself. Looked at the Gator as well, but on paper it just doesn't stack up to the Ranger. He is thinking of putting a custom bed on it. Just wondering if anybody has experience with the 6x6 800, and
  6. Honestly, I didn't care about the economics when we did it. I stood on a heated concrete floor in the winter at a buddies, and said "We are doing that!!!!" So we did. The added cost for the boiler, tube, antifreeze, electrical, insulation, and all installation was under 5k when added together. The furnace is a furnace, you need one anyway, so no additional cost there. Not sure how much I "save" in a year due to the floor, but the walkout basement is a WARM and pleasure to walk on even in December through March and everybody remarks how nice it is. Also, my largest gas bill ever ha
  7. So I think I read through all posts, hopefully not re-writing what others have said here... Also not sure how much you want to spend on everything... Here is what we have - forced gas furnace and gas fireplace, and dual-fuel electric boiler for in floor (in walkout basement). We leave boiler at about 55, and furnace at 54, and fireplace off when we are gone. If people are up we turn basement up to 66ish and the basement is warm within a few hours. (1200 foot footprint) We turn on furnace to 68 and also the fireplace and it gets to that in under an hour. Then we turn the
  8. I know people will say if it is done right, pavers will NOT sink... but I have yet to see a paver driveway that does not have sunken tire ruts, if even just a little bit. We had one as a kid, using big old granite pavers that came from downtown St. Paul streets, and I hated that darned driveway when it came to shoveling time...
  9. I am no expert, but I am guessing that you will be advised to put some insulation under it, and if you don't have insulation under the slab now, that may be an issue. I would also think that it would be better to keep your foundation/slab one piece for all. But again, i am not an expert in the least! We do have infloor heating in our cabin slab and it is very nice, and the off-peak/dual-fuel electric pricing makes it nice and affordable heat. Very nice on the feet in winter, and keeps the gas bill very low. If you don't have off-peak/dual-fuel pricing then the electric may get very
  10. I got an electronic sliding deadbolt on the garage and the house. It is the BEST THING EVER!!!! just push in 4 number and it opens up without any other input. To lock, you just push one button. I think maybe Quickset brand or something like that. I liekd it more than Schlage model. My Mom had one that you put in the 4 digit combo and then have to turn a knob. Still nice, but the auto one is awesome. It beeps for unsuccessful, and it willgive a red (rather than green) light and also a beepbeepbeep when the batteries get low. Pretty easy and forgiving to let you know when
  11. That's because you can go through 3 countries before you need a Diet Coke or to pee
  12. Adding foundation.... wont let me edit anymore... block foundation was 21,510 (original estimate was 16,000... it was a bit funky shaped footings and foundation as it wasn't plain old rectangle with added garage, and due to grade the east/lake side was mostly framed and east/north/south combo block framed) drain tile was 650 Whoops sorry, you wanted other items here goes a few more: plumbing 7900 (one full bath, one mudroom/laundry, one kitchen, stub in basement bath, two outside spigots only) framing labor 12,000 heating cooling 9200 electric 910
  13. Here's quick numbers from my '08 build (when the price of oil was very high, and that did affect my price up by several thousand $$ due to excavating cost, siding and roofing - also we hit more rock than expected and that added some to that cost). 1220' house, 2 BR and one bath on main floor, unfinished walkout basement with wirsbo in basement (not including the duel fuel electric boiler which I put in later for $2900), high eff gas furnace, central A/C, gas fireplace with fake fieldstone and cedar mantle, pine ceiling with moderate vault, laminate floor in most, but carpet in two bedroom
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