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Just got finished putting up an outside sink next to the back porch. Found a stainless steel double sink on Craigslist that the guy wanted $5 for. He was pretty close, so I gave him a call the other day to see if he still had some of them. He did, so I went and picked one up the other day.

But the faucet leaks! Luckily I have spare one stashed somewhere, and will replace it soon as I locate it. :rocknroll2:
My outside sink its not stainless however the faucets are leak free
Just gotta find out of the AC is still functional. Have not tried it yet this yr. I will be doing so this weekend for sure.

BTW this is my camp house on the land NOT my primary. LOL.

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I found the spare faucet and got it replaced the other day. now it works just fine. Only have cold water for some reason though! LOL!

That sink of your's Shield is like the last one I had. But the sun destroyed it. When my brother added on to his shop and had a new office and bathroom built to the opposite side of the building, he gave me one just like yours. It lasted a few years.
I have (needs new tarps again) a lean to built over it and the AC unit for shade but yeah I know it will get destroyed. Also only have cold water. However it was left from my shop when I upgraded to a “free” sink from a photo lab. 4’ long 2’ deep 2’ wide.





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I hear ya Shield. I used the free one from my brother's shop for a few years before it gave out. When my bther built the new addition to his shop, and remodeled it, he went to stainless steel stand-alone unit he bought from a restaurant supply outlet. Ot also has a 2' counter attached on the LH side.

I still need to run the drain for mine, as soon as I get to the other side of the farm to get some 1" pipe, but it's too wet and soft to even get my golf cart over there right now!

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Introduce Yourself / Re: Moving from Michigan
« on: Today at 09:30:11 AM »
Well Elwarpo, there will be no shortage of hogs for you to hunt here in Texas!

I was actually born in Colorado when my father was stationed outside of Denver in the Air Force. I was the only one of his children born outside of Texas! I was a little over a year old when he got transferred back to Texas, and have lived here ever since for the most part.

Texas for the most part is pretty conservative, as long as you stay away from the big cities! And even the liberals here are pretty much pro-gun for the most part! LOL!

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Introduce Yourself / Re: Moving from Michigan
« on: Today at 09:12:01 AM »
Welcome from East Texas. That would just a little ways north of Houston BTW! What part of Houston you plan on moving to? When is the planned move and is it permanent?

Well beings you're from Canada and then will be from Michigan, that makes you a Texan by the second nature. There are two types of Texans. Those born here, and those who got here as fast as they could!  :th_thicon_lol:

What kinds of guns and shooting are you into?

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Just got finished putting up an outside sink next to the back porch. Found a stainless steel double sink on Craigslist that the guy wanted $5 for. He was pretty close, so I gave him a call the other day to see if he still had some of them. He did, so I went and picked one up the other day.

But the faucet leaks! Luckily I have spare one stashed somewhere, and will replace it soon as I locate it. :rocknroll2:
My outside sink its not stainless however the faucets are leak free
Just gotta find out of the AC is still functional. Have not tried it yet this yr. I will be doing so this weekend for sure.

BTW this is my camp house on the land NOT my primary. LOL.

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I found the spare faucet and got it replaced the other day. now it works just fine. Only have cold water for some reason though! LOL!

That sink of your's Shield is like the last one I had. But the sun destroyed it. When my brother added on to his shop and had a new office and bathroom built to the opposite side of the building, he gave me one just like yours. It lasted a few years.

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General Gun Discussion / Re: Wishful Thinking.
« on: Today at 01:05:45 AM »
I would love to see Savage bring back out the Model 99 lever-action rifles in some new calibers.

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General Gun Discussion / Re: Bullet Size Does Matter!
« on: Today at 12:59:08 AM »
Many articles I have read on the subject, conclude that there are two things that truly stop a man in his tracks when shot, either rapid and massive blood loss, or shutting down the central nervous system of the person.

In theory, almost any bullet could achieve those results. People even like to spout off that more people are "killed" with a 22 than any other bullet caliber. Okay, let's dissect that for a moment, and lets say it's true. But did they die at the time they were shot, at the scene? Doubtful from what I have read in the past on that particular instances. Many died later. My conclusion? Well maybe more people do die from being shot with a 22, but in a self-defense shooting incident, and they die days later doesn't bode well with me, because to me, they would still be functioning and therefor still a dangerous threat to my health and well-being.

Personally, I think a person should carry the largest caliber that can shoot well and accurately. How large is large enough? That is IMO largely dependent upon the individual. Also I believe that accurate shot placement trump caliber size and capacity every day of the week in any self-defense scenario.

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Rifles & Shotguns / Re: Any 17 Rim-Fire Fans Out There?
« on: Yesterday at 11:59:01 PM »
I gave some thought a couple of years ago when they brought out the new 17 rim-fire, the 17WSM, but gave it much thought, and concluded, it was still just another 17 rim-fire, and yes it was a bit faster than the 17HMR, it really didn't offer a huge enough advantage IMO to justify getting rid of my rifle and going to the newer one.

IF I did decide to change to something new to replace my rifle in 17HMR, it would probably be one of the 17 caliber center-fires that I could reload for. The 17 Remington or the 17 Fireball got my attention several years ago when I was doing some research into them. Those little rascals are movers!

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Many people think money is power. Knowledge is the true power.

Give an idiot a million dollars, and he will squander it and die broke. Give an intelligent man one dollar, and his heirs will never have to work for a living.

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I sliced up the chicken breasts I grilled the other night for fajitas for dinner. Served with some refried beans, Spanish rice, chips and salsa. It was pretty danged good.

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me thinks you're startin' to lose is, old feller - you posted this pic when you started this thread (post #1).....

You're right, I did! I remembered it just after I hit "post"!

Well it's a picture that brings back some fond memories Tango.

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My wife took this picture two years ago on Father's Day. My brother and I cooked steak and shrimp for our father that day outside on the grill. Our father on the right, my brother on the left and me in the middle.  :wave1:


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Several years ago, the wife and I took a vacation down in Corpus Christie. One of the planned things we wanted to do was tour the USS Lexington. It was very informative and we enjoyed touring the aircraft carrier. I think we spent about six or seven hours doing the touring of the ship. It's huge!

This picture is of the Lex lit up at night.



The bride all lit up as well near the Lex. The colors are constantly changing as well. pretty cool picture.


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ROFLMAO Funny Gilgondorin!  :rocknroll2: :th_thicon_lol: :th_thicon_funny:

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Very nice Tango!  :th_thicon_idea:

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Just enough to screw up my car wash when I drove

Back in 2005, I bought a brand new Ford Mustang, black! It seemed like EVERY time i washed that car, shortly afterwards, it would rain.  :th_nuts:

And it would usually end up with water spots all over it. I love the look of cars with a black paint job, but I refuse o ever own another one.

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Outdoors / Re: Fishing!
« on: Yesterday at 02:08:45 PM »
Sorry, but I am not a fishing fan...

Too many times in South Louisiana as a kid. Dying from the heat and mosquitoes. Getting up at 4am to get out in the boat before the sun came out. And then sitting in the heat for hours, because that is what my father wanted to do...

The only part I liked was the boat ride. That was all I wanted to do.

So, no fishing for me...

Ship, fishing isn't for everyone. Some people like yourself just don't enjoy it. Nothing wrong with that. My brother use to go hunting and fishing when we were still living at home. I doubt he has picked up a fishing rod, or taken a gun to the woods to hunt since he left home.

My father sold the damn boat just when I was getting 17 or so - old enough to take it out on my own. So, still didn't get to boat ride

Ship, the two best days in boater's life: The day he buys a boat, and the day he sells that boat!

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Rifles & Shotguns / Any 17 Rim-Fire Fans Out There?
« on: Yesterday at 02:06:44 PM »
My love for the 17 Rim-fire started in about 2003 when I bought my Savage Model 93R17 in 17HMR. I bought it not long after they were introduced to the market after doing a few months research into them.

Bought mine at Gander Mountain over in Corsicana for about $280, with a 3-9 scope included. At the time, I had already pretty much gotten away from hunting, just not having the time to devote to hunting anymore, so I was transitioning more to rifles suited for target shooting. Part of that was the reason for choosing the heavy target barrel version of the Savage 93. At the time, I also was debating on whether to go with the 17HMR or replacing the 22WMR I had sold a couple of years prior. After doing my research, and deciding that I was leaning towards target shooting than hunting, I really like the promising ballistics of the 17HMR over the 22WMR. It was faster and flatter.

At the time I bought mine, the only version available with the heavier target type barrel was synthetic stocked version. Didn't really want the synthetic stock, but that's what I got anyways. I decided at some point in the future I would correct that. LOP was horribly short for me, and it felt like I was shouldering a gun for child. Now I did fall in love with the cartridge. Recoil was almost non-existent. Just a little louder than a 22WMR, but not too terribly bad.

First order of business was seeing about correcting the LOP, so I made a spacer for the stock using a 1"x4" piece of board. Not perfect, but way better. I used it like that for a couple of years, before a member on another gun forum suggested I check out Boyds Gunstocks, which I did. I found a nice laminated nutmeg in style that was appealing to me, and ordered it. a few days later when it arrived, it took me about 20 minutes to change it out. A whole world of difference! It now felt more like a rifle suited for a grown man! It shouldered so much better.

Next was replacing the scope. I ended up going with the BSA Sweet 17 scope in 6-18x40 for it. Much better scope. Now I was really able to reach out beyond a 100 yards!

Next step later on a couple of years later was bedding the rifle stock, and doing some minor trigger work. (mine was the pre-Accu-Trigger version.) Accuracy was increased a bit from these mods as well.

All in all, several times I have thought about selling the Savage, but I just can't bring myself to do it. I love that little rifle!






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They predicted rain for today. It rained today! For about 15 to 20 minutes, it poured down rain!  :help:

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Tech Zone / Re: Bought a new Chromebox yesterday
« on: May 20, 2019, 11:42:21 PM »
I hear ya

I'm a lot like my father on such things. My father still has an old cathode tube type TV. It still works just fine according to Dad. My brother keeps trying to get him to buy a flat-screen TV. Dad ain't budging! Says he'll buy one when that TV craps out.

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