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    Shakopee, MN USA

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  1. or leave the battery at home and buy when you arrive for $20!
  2. We have a couple both right next to trees but also close to the lake. Both have been full of Martins for several years. I don't think they have an impact on the bugs but they are very enjoyable to watch and listen to. They also only do the dive-bombing when the babies are young and getting ready to fly, the especially bomb the dog and he doesn't even care! I'd highly recommend putting a few houses up, the plastic gourds you can buy work good also.
  3. The CO that checked us on LOW this winter told us if you go out to the bathroom or a smoke it is OK, if you go next door to visit it is a ticket...
  4. We put a Williams 30,000 BTU Direct Vent ($663 @ Menards) heater in our OLD and not very well insulated 8x16 ice castle. It will heat it up quickly and maintain heat no prob on the coldest days. We run a Clam fan unit hanging on the ceiling and it evens things out pretty well.
  5. I do have an existing subscription at home, thus the $7/month for the tailgater sub. From my experience Direct and Dish both manually align/aim the same so should not matter.
  6. Just as easy with Dish as Direct, as someone else mentioned I would look at the Tailgater from DISH, It will automatically lock onto the sats. I bought mine from DISH, it included a receiver and was about $300. Then it is $7/month when you want to use it, they also prorate that $7 for a part of a month or day or week. We use it fishing and at hunting camp.
  7. We have an OLD 8x16 ice castle and put the 30K BTU Williams in it from Menards, I think it was $800 delivered. It works great, we just framed a 2x6 area when we installed it so it fit as it should.
  8. We bought a 2004 vintage 8x16 Ice Castle (No V front) that had a non-vented heater we want to replace with a Venter one. Any recommendation on BTU size and sources to buy a new heater? Thanks
  9. BlackLabGuy

    Bunk Bed

    Also try Clarkfield outdoors, just picked up 4 foam mattresses wrapped in camo for $85 ea
  10. We bought a used house and need to get new bunk cushions, I remember lots of good suggestions on here in the past but my searches came up empty. Where is a good spot to get new bunk cushions? We also are pulling out the non-vented heater and want to install a direct vent wall heater, any suggestions on a good spot to buy these is also appreciated!
  11. I ordered replacements from Home Depot for my Anderson windows, cheaper than direct from Anderson also
  12. Our 90% Efficient 25 year old Trane died this winter, we had a 96% eff. 2 stage, variable speed Lennox (and a whole House Humidifier)installed on short notice for just under $4K. New unit is quiet, works great and heats our similar sized house no problem, no regrets on this or the installer. We had Ron's Mechanical out of Shakopee do the work and they did a good job, they showed up when they said and did nice work. We did save some money by paying in full with a check vs. financing or CCard.
  13. If you turn it to Pilot, hold it down and wait 1.5 - 2 min, then 'click' the igniter a few times and it will light. Turning it to high won't do anything until it lights and you satisfy the safety of the thermocouple keeping the gas valve open. With the small amount of gas needed for the pilot it takes awhile to purge the air from the hose. This is where patience comes in and guys don't have much of that!
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