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  1. No one has any info to offer?
  2. I have some pavers on a deck and recently saw about sealing them. I did the google and found a number of different products. Some seem to seal and others use a two step process and come up with a bit of a sheen. Keeping the deck looking decent requires an annual power wash and a pretty extensive effort to clean the discoloration from dirt and dust. Has anyone tried any of this? What was your opinion and recommendation. I assume I should put some of the poly sand back in place as it has disappeared over the years. Again, ideas and recommendation. Thanks for your time. Tom
  3. Thanks. It seems to work now. I don't know why and I guess I can't care. If I try to fool with it I will screw it up for sure. Thanks for the advice.
  4. I got these pictures of a bird on my birdbath today and I can't find it in my book. Any help is appreciated. Thanks for your time. Tom
  5. I have an attached 23 X 33 garage with a spancrete ceiling. I put in a gas furnace about 10 years ago and it has a simple plenum that sits atop the furnace and only puts the heat out in one direction about 4 feet above the ground. The garage stays above freezing without the furnace being on. When I want to warm it up I turn the furnace on and in 2-3 hours it is comfortable. But the heat stratifies and so it a problem. With your 10 foot ceiling you may have a problem. Couple of ceiling fans might help out a lot. But as Delchecci pointed out the contents of the building are a big heat sink and will take a long time to warm up. One think that I was wondering about was whether having the garage warm in the winter would accelerate the rust of my truck due to the salt. I guess I don't really know the answer and maybe that's just the price of this type of setup.
  6. Tom7227

    Clean up

    As you leave the ice today or when you pull your perm please take a few minutes and clean up anything that isn't snow or ice. There's no good reason to leave anything behind and it isn't that time consuming. Maybe you could even walk the perimeter a bit to see if there's trash that others have left. What would be your reaction is someone left all that stuff on your front lawn.
  7. I've done it before. Get the phone set up to sync and then work through it on the truck. This time Momma Ford told me that syncing was no longer available and to go to the Ford website. That didn't help me.
  8. All of a sudden my phone quit syncing in the 2014 F150. I tried to reconnect this afternoon and the truck told me that it doesn't work any more and that I should go to the Ford website. I did that and it was not at all helpful. Folks here seem to be able to cut through the BS. What's the way to get it to work again? Thanks for your time. Tom
  9. This information has been very helpful. Thank you all for taking the time and helping understand what are the various things to consider in making this decision. The info probably has saved a lot of money and prevented a lot of mistakes. Tom
  10. Part of the driveway is a hill going up to the street. Using Google Earth it look like it goes up 4 feet in a 30 foot run. That gives you an idea of what the problem is. Question also is asked whether EFI or carb rigs are better. No clue what that means. Thanks again. Tom
  11. Last week I asked about my daughter's new house with the large stone gravel driveway. Being considered now is an ATV with a plow. Looking at used as it will only be used for snow. I don't know anything about ATV's or the plows. I know that asking for brands will just get a Chev vs Ford type discussion going. My question has to do with what type of traction do you get with a plow on one. I have a garden tractor and when I put the snow blower on it I have to have wheel weights and a pig of iron on the back along with chains to keep traction. Is that the sort of thing that's needed with an ATV/plow combo. A Polaris Big Boss 6 wheel rig with a bed on back was on Craigslist and that looked interesting but it has sold. Some pointers please. Thanks for your time. Tom
  12. Thanks again. Now the issue is how do you tell someone that the ideas she has are wrong. She has never accepted advice from me. Maybe I should have one of you guys contact her. No, actually I wouldn't do that to anyone.
  13. Thanks, that is exactly what is needed. But of course my mom wouldn't let me look at the chairs tonight so that's that.
  14. The legs are fairly long/wide rectangular and so I don't see this type of thing working. What I would really like would be some sort of device that had the shaft but a flat piece of plastic rather than the casters. But I've never seen anything like that.
  15. Mom just got wooden flooring installed in her kitchen. The chairs she has have casters, the ones with the shaft that gets inserted into the sleeve on the bottom of the leg. We'd like to get something was just a flat piece that wouldn't move so easily. Concern is that the 93-year-old will take a tumble if the chairs moves as she sits down.
  16. Nope. It has been going on long enough to avoid that.
  17. We have a 6 year old Frigidare gas range and the ignitors on the top burners seem to be controlled by a ghost. Sometimes one doesn't work, sometimes another. Any ideas? Thanks for your time. Tom
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  19. I took part in a tourney out west last Saturday. At the bar during the pay out I was surprised at the number of young people involved. There seemed to be at least 25% of the crowd that looked under 25 and one table full that clearly were under 21 (no beers). Is this typical? I keep reading about the increased age of hunters so I wonder if the coyote thing is an oddity.
  20. A friend was out today and hooked a couple northern and had a decent muskie on. He was concerned about the hook type and positioning when using large sucker minnows. He is C&R and wants to limit the risk to the fish. Can you share some ideas please. Thanks for your time. Tom
  21. The ant moat idea seems interesting. Go to a second had store or a Goodwill type of place and see if you can find a Bundt pan. Use that and see how things work out.
  22. Thanks for the tip. Ends up the batteries were too low to allow the backlight to work. I have been using it plugged in in the truck and so I never thought about the batteries.
  23. BobT I remember when you got yours. I use the Basecamp software and was hoping I could update it. The backlight doesn't work and so it is hard to use. Maybe I need to check and see if there is a way to get it to work.
  24. Thanks for the info. I still use a flip phone and about the only use it gets is when the alarm goes off to remind me to take my meds. The article was useful. I was always wondering how a phone would know where you are if you are out of range of cell towers. Anyone have any info on how well the phone works as a GPS device? I was on a trip to DC and we took the back roads home. My companion had an IPad and an IPhone that he had bought together along with their mapping software. We managed to get turned around about 3 times and I was ready to toss them out the window. Could have been operator error but it was very frustrating. No place West Virginia at 10 p.m. is a heck of a time for a rig that tells you to turn down a road that dead ends in a ravine 75 feet later.
  25. I am starting to consider getting a new handheld GPS. I have a Garmin 78s and it is at least 5 years old. I like Garmin products and have the Basecamp software. I would like to buy something that is a relatively new product so that it has some life in terms of support. The touch screen, bue tooth and music and all that other stuff isn't important - I want a rig to show me where I am and let me figure out how to get someplace else. Seems like the Etrex, Oregon and Montana are names I recognize from a search at least 2 years ago. What's new?
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