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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Postby theCryptofishist » Wed Jul 17, 2013 7:31 pm

So, I'm supposed to inflate my air mattress before I go to the playa? No wonder they always deflated part way through the week...
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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Postby unjonharley » Wed Jul 17, 2013 7:41 pm

theCryptofishist wrote:So, I'm supposed to inflate my air mattress before I go to the playa? No wonder they always deflated part way through the week...


Shit happens when you get high :roll:
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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Postby Elliot » Wed Jul 17, 2013 8:36 pm

Canoe wrote:
Elliot wrote:...Deflate air mattresses, bicycle tires and such a good bit, or they may explode. Any Fritos bags will explode...

omg
never thought of that!

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I used to haul truckloads of Frito-Lay products from their plant in Fresno, CA, to their plant in Denver. ("Internal transfer of product.") We were required to take I-80, and to stop in Laramie, WY, and weigh the load -- not for the weight, but to generate a document that proved we had been thru Laramie. They still opened the trailer immediately on arrival to inspect the load.

Because... once in a while, some fool driver would "save time" by going I-70 thru Vail, and every last bleeping bag of chips in a packed-full 53 foot trailer would be ruined.

Much, much earlier in my life I left Washington DC in a 1962 Rambler stationwagon that I had rigged up with curtains and an air mattress for camping on the road. First stop, Detroit. Somewhere along the way, climbing mountains, a tremendous bang scared me half witless. The air mattress had blown up. Good times.

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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Postby Sic Pup » Wed Jul 17, 2013 10:17 pm

TT120 wrote:Does anybody know what these giant nails are used for in the default world?


I reckon the use depends on whose using them, child restraint and marital aid come first to my mind.
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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Postby Sic Pup » Wed Jul 17, 2013 10:19 pm

AntiM wrote:
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My only concern would be missing my first chance for In N Out in SLC.

I'm going to have to give this some serious thought....serious thought.


Provo has an In and Out now.


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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Postby Sic Pup » Thu Jul 18, 2013 10:14 am

I've finally taken the second step and dragged two totes, a triple garbage bagged mass that appears to be my tarps, another that I suspect is my sleeping bag/tent, and two gas canisters out of the shed. I've also eyed the cot, a gravity chair, a folding table and a plastic crate come bicycle basket in the garage. I'm working tonight but then off until Sunday afternoon by which time I'm hoping to have done a mock setup of tent/MH, inventoried everything, made a round one shopping list and hotel reservations. Oh and also having the car checked out.

I know it's more than one but I've some catching up to do as to date all I've done is buy the ticket and pondered possibilities.
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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Postby unjonharley » Thu Jul 18, 2013 10:26 am

Picked up containers that fit the vintage (metal w/galvanised insides) cooler.. The container will hold 4.75 gallon ice/drinkable water.. Room for condiments..
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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Postby Savannah » Thu Jul 18, 2013 10:37 am

Thai lime and chili cashews, honey-roasted peanuts, dried cherries, dried mangos.
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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Postby VultureChow » Thu Jul 18, 2013 10:41 am

Savannah wrote:Thai lime and chili cashews, honey-roasted peanuts, dried cherries, dried mangos.

Trader Joe's trip?

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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Postby AtticFish » Thu Jul 18, 2013 12:56 pm

Gathering re-bar and making covers today. I'd add more to my list, but I have concerns about how long it's going to take me to troubleshoot with this length of el-wire....
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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Postby Savannah » Thu Jul 18, 2013 1:02 pm

VultureChow wrote:
Savannah wrote:Thai lime and chili cashews, honey-roasted peanuts, dried cherries, dried mangos.

Trader Joe's trip?


Does it show? :)
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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Postby 9ah » Thu Jul 18, 2013 2:34 pm

Got time off approved!

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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Postby Savannah » Thu Jul 18, 2013 2:51 pm

Yay! :D
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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Postby Captain Goddammit » Thu Jul 18, 2013 5:23 pm

New deck boards for the Land Yacht's trailer... jeez 20-foot pressure treated 2x6s aren't free these days! But if it didn't get 'em, the boat would have fallen through the old ones.

OK, on to the next expensive fucking thing to attend to for this goddamm party...
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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Postby Elorrum » Thu Jul 18, 2013 6:06 pm

Those are great cashews!
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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Postby TT120 » Thu Jul 18, 2013 6:12 pm

I got a pretty odd look from the cashier at Home Depot when I had 10 giant nails, 100 feet of rope, 2 tarps, and a gallon jug of Muriatic Acid.

I told her "It's been a long week"

She didn't laugh.
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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Postby Savannah » Thu Jul 18, 2013 6:14 pm

TT120 wrote:I got a pretty odd look from the cashier at Home Depot when I had 10 giant nails, 100 feet of rope, 2 tarps, and a gallon jug of Muriatic Acid.

I told her "It's been a long week"

She didn't laugh.


Well . . .

I did. :lol:
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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Postby Captain Goddammit » Thu Jul 18, 2013 6:59 pm

They chuckled at the checkout a few times because I've now bought a few sets of 16-foot 2-gauge jumper cables - they thought I must run down a lot of batteries. They chuckle even more when I explain I can't buy that much 2-gauge wire at this price, so I'm just cutting the clamps off, tossing them in the trash, and using the wire!
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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Postby Ratty » Thu Jul 18, 2013 8:39 pm

I made a fancy vest for a playa friend. Smiling the whole time.
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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Postby tatonka » Thu Jul 18, 2013 8:47 pm

got camper all taped up , havnt seen ants for awhile . Wanted to make a rube goldberg machine for the timer on the swamp cooler :) couldnt fiqure out how to use the bowling ball without useing alot of space :)
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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Postby Captain Goddammit » Thu Jul 18, 2013 10:25 pm

tatonka wrote:got camper all taped up , havnt seen ants for awhile . Wanted to make a rube goldberg machine for the timer on the swamp cooler :) couldnt fiqure out how to use the bowling ball without useing alot of space :)


And there needs to be an explosion! It can be just a small one... just enough to knock the martini glass into the blender...
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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Postby tatonka » Thu Jul 18, 2013 10:42 pm

Captain Goddammit wrote:
tatonka wrote:got camper all taped up , havnt seen ants for awhile . Wanted to make a rube goldberg machine for the timer on the swamp cooler :) couldnt fiqure out how to use the bowling ball without useing alot of space :)


And there needs to be an explosion! It can be just a small one... just enough to knock the martini glass into the blender...


lol, just what I was thinking :)
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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Postby MikeGyver » Fri Jul 19, 2013 12:23 am

TT120 wrote:Does anybody know what these giant nails are used for in the default world? My first thought was vampires but then I remembered it has to be a wooden stake.


I've seen then driven into cement as a fastener for uprights, but those had grooves on the sides like re-bar to make sure they didn't pull out, I've never seen the smooth ones used for anything practical. Holding 2 8x8's together?
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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Postby illy dilly » Fri Jul 19, 2013 12:34 am

TT120 wrote:I got a pretty odd look from the cashier at Home Depot when I had 10 giant nails, 100 feet of rope, 2 tarps, and a gallon jug of Muriatic Acid.

I told her "It's been a long week"

She didn't laugh.

Where does the acid fall into the scheme of things?
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TT120 wrote:Does anybody know what these giant nails are used for in the default world? My first thought was vampires but then I remembered it has to be a wooden stake.


I've seen then driven into cement as a fastener for uprights, but those had grooves on the sides like re-bar to make sure they didn't pull out, I've never seen the smooth ones used for anything practical. Holding 2 8x8's together?

Close I think they're for temp holding larger wood during framing.
Or for temp holding railroad ties for building retaining walls and landscaping shit.
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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Postby Sic Pup » Fri Jul 19, 2013 4:57 am

tattoogoddess wrote:What day will you be doing Des Moines? We are also driving , from Iowa.


Change in plans, now Omaha instead of Des Moines. $25 cheaper on lodging (staying consistent with chain for points), the potential for a good steak and I won't even have to slow down in Iowa. Win-win-win.

All hotels booked on the inbound trip, Google map with exact addresses created and entered into GPS.

Road trip!



Now to find restaurants and look at the return trip.
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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Postby AntiM » Fri Jul 19, 2013 7:08 am

Mrpatatomoto wrote:
TT120 wrote:Does anybody know what these giant nails are used for in the default world? My first thought was vampires but then I remembered it has to be a wooden stake.


I've seen then driven into cement as a fastener for uprights, but those had grooves on the sides like re-bar to make sure they didn't pull out, I've never seen the smooth ones used for anything practical. Holding 2 8x8's together?



They're called landscaping nails here, so I assumed they're used for holding down the weed mat stuff.
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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Postby TT120 » Fri Jul 19, 2013 9:34 am

Illy: I use the Muriatic Acid to lower the pH in my pool. It's usually cheaper at HD than the pool supply stores around here. You can also use it to wash the pool surface prior to painting. Also etches concrete.
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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Postby tattoogoddess » Fri Jul 19, 2013 9:38 am

Sic Pup wrote:
tattoogoddess wrote:What day will you be doing Des Moines? We are also driving , from Iowa.


Change in plans, now Omaha instead of Des Moines. $25 cheaper on lodging (staying consistent with chain for points), the potential for a good steak and I won't even have to slow down in Iowa. Win-win-win.

All hotels booked on the inbound trip, Google map with exact addresses created and entered into GPS.

Road trip!



Now to find restaurants and look at the return trip.



Iowa has better steak!!
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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Postby maladroit » Fri Jul 19, 2013 11:01 am

AntiM wrote:
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TT120 wrote:Does anybody know what these giant nails are used for in the default world? My first thought was vampires but then I remembered it has to be a wooden stake.


I've seen then driven into cement as a fastener for uprights, but those had grooves on the sides like re-bar to make sure they didn't pull out, I've never seen the smooth ones used for anything practical. Holding 2 8x8's together?



They're called landscaping nails here, so I assumed they're used for holding down the weed mat stuff.


They're galvanized and cost 70 cents each at my local HD. I left some playa'd ones on the ground outside from last year, went and collected them the other day and they still looked like new. They pull out of the playa pretty easily straight up, but should be good for some ground cover or angled auxiliary guy lines.

The last time I used some for anything was building a tree house.
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Re: One Item for BM a Day

Postby Dirt Wheel » Fri Jul 19, 2013 11:13 am

I believe the large nails you are talking about are for fastening rain gutters to the side of the fascia boards. They usually go all the way thru the rain gutter and then into the fascia boards about 1.5"
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