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  1. All good ideas so far keep them coming! another thing I thought of was reverse searing a steak. I have never tried that either.
  2. Been trying to come up with some new ideas to try in the smoker. I have a charcoal and an electric smoker. Kinda of getting bored or tired of the usual stuff. Just a small family of 4 with 2 young kids so large cuts are not ideal. I already worked from home for years prior to the virus stuff. But now with kids activities on hold etc have lots of extra free time. Thought it would be good time to try some new stuff. Here is what I have smoked in the past already: pork ribs - baby back, St. Louis cut and spare pulled pork beef brisket flat whole turkey turkey breast turkey legs whole chicken chicken wings Whats missing from that list above that I should try? I know I have never smoked the following yet: pork loin pork belly burnt ends beef ribs any type of fish at all @eyeguy 54 famous hard boiled eggs (poked and non poked ) Any other suggestions or recipes you all want to share? Or fun rubs or spices to try something different?
  3. Happy Home Opener today
  4. Social distancing today. Nice to get away from home for the afternoon and enjoy the nice weather with my kids:
  5. well I think I may have just been over thinking this all but hey with an aluminum motor you can never be too cautious especially when it comes to over heating lol. Everything was fine today, I let it warm up for 15 mins and no issues, and let it go for 15 more and monitored while squeezing the hose and giving a few revs here and there. Then went for a short drive down the highway and all was well. Temp stayed the same, never got hot. And after letting it cool down it purged some more fluid back into the radiator from the over flow. So I may check it periodically to see if it needs a top-off. Even after running for 45 mins the bottom hose never got warm but maybe that's just because the radiator is doing its job? The coolant coming out from the bottom back to the block had cooled off that much it doesnt feel warm any more? @Jeremy airjer W did you drain the the heater core and engine block drains when you did yours? I opted to not do those as I didn't want to mess up that 10mm brass bolt up under the heat shield. How much coolant do you think gets left in the engine if you don't drain those 2? Also did you remove the fan? I opted to keep on the fan in place but removed the rear shroud from the radiator and tucked it up back over the fan. That left just enough room with some wiggling to get the radiator out and carefully drop the new one back in. Pretty easy job to do for the most part as long as you dont over think it lol. Thanks for your help!
  6. ok after letting everything cool down for a couple hours it has now completely drained from the funnel enough for me to get the radiator cap back on. Going to let it sit over night and see if anything drips or leaks just to make sure I got the hoses and clamps back on good. Once I know I am good there I will take it for a drive tomorrow and get it under load and try to some burp more air out of it if I can. really hoping its just a big air bubble in there and I can get the appropriate amount of coolant added.
  7. Rainy day project today, was to replace the radiator in my 2008 Tundra with the 5.7 with 130k miles. Everything went well and didn't take too long. I used the OEM replacement right from the stealership. Got everything back together and started to slowly add coolant. It takes roughly 10-11 liters or just under 3 gallons. I was only able to add about 1.5 gallons before it got full. So I started truck up, squeezed top hose for bubbles and got some out but level never dropped. Let it run for 15 mins with heat on. I saw temp gauge on dash climb up to just below midway. Top hose felt warm to touch as I squeezed it but level never dropped enough to add anymore coolant. So my question is does anyone know if OEM radiators come with an plastic plugs or anything that should be removed prior to install? I didn't even look, I just installed and hooked up each hose. I am wonder if there could me some sort of plastic plugs in the inlet or outlet that I should have removed first prior to install? The lower hose of my radiator that goes from the bottom of the radiator up to the thermostat never got warm after running for that long. Its either plugged radiator or bad thermostat? Would just be really big coincidence to have thermostat go bad when I wasn't having any issues with it prior. And water pump was replaced at the dealer at 85k or so due to a leak so I don't suspect that is an issue either. I have since let motor cool and saw some drop in the funnel but nothing significant. Any ideas what to do next?
  8. Happy Hour is my guess?
  9. Well today should have been a super exciting day for Twins baseball and fans. This was to be the start of a long season with really really high expectations. I know there are bigger things happening in the world right now so forgive me for my bad attitude. But that doesn't take away the disappointment and frustration I am feeling today. Hope this virus goes away sooner rather than later and lives are spared. I have a feeling its going to be a long ride and things will get worse before they get better. Hopefully something can be salvaged of the baseball season. Maybe shorten the number of games or have lots of double headers? I remember back after 9-11 how awesome it was when baseball resumed again. Really hope we can get that again this season.
  10. that stinks I know a lot of guys were looking to head up there for some greenbacks.
  11. rundrave

    Vikings 2019

    I think they should have waited until the end of this upcoming season to decide. If cousins was gonna sign any new deal I would have hoped it would be a reduction to help the team’s salary cap issues. Vikings can draft a tackle and corner in the first, and have money now to fill in some other holes. They'd have 10 picks in rounds 2-7 and really wouldn't be committed to any specific position other than another wr. Maybe they will draft Diggs younger brother now lol
  12. rundrave

    Vikings 2019

    We have a trade! Bills are trading a 1st-round pick, a 5th-round pick, a 6th-round pick and a 2021 4th-round pick for Vikings WR Stefon Diggs and a 2020 7th-round pick, I like it! Compared to what Houston got for Hopkins today, I think the Vikings did well . And most importantly Diggs will still be disgruntled in Buffalo lol
  13. I would consult your home owners insurance agent also. I know my garage had some restrictions also in terms of what they would cover in terms of heat source. I cant remember what they all were but would be something to check on also with what your policy covers.
  14. What type of construction, stick or post frame? How will you have it insulated? have you considered in floor heat? I built a 28x32 detached garage a few years ago. When I poured my floor I put the pex down. I dont have anything hooked up yet but its on to do list. I did 2x6 construction with spray foam walls and blow in insulation in the attic. It stays pretty warm just as it is with no heat out there yet.
  15. appreciate the responses will have to dial it down on the time it looks like. Just need to stock up on some more meat now.
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