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by Bob1774
Tue Jan 18, 2022 3:06 am
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: 2022 tax laws
Replies: 32
Views: 527

Re: 2022 tax laws

Regardless of how you get paid, and whether the IRS/Gov tracks it through PayPal, etc. and reminds you of your obligation, it might be helpful to review the IRS rules on "garage sales," being a "hobbyist," or running a business. Just search for "do I owe tax on my garage sale (or hobby)," and you'll...
by Bob1774
Tue Jan 11, 2022 4:27 am
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: OT: Playing with a '50 Farmall H.
Replies: 20
Views: 248

Re: OT: Playing with a '50 Farmall H.

Nice! Glad you got it running. That is some nice landscape in your area. Thanks for the video. I grew up driving an H, and Super M on my grandpa's dairy farm, usually helping with the baling of hay and straw. The one thing we were required to do as youngsters around 10 in the late 50's, and could ba...
by Bob1774
Fri Jan 07, 2022 5:56 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: OT-Another Weber
Replies: 10
Views: 347

Re: OT-Another Weber

Just an update on the Weber company customer service. So we arrived for the winter in Florida, where I have a black kettle, and Spirit II Weber gas grill. When I took delivery from Ace hardware on the gas grill four years ago, it had a little bump/bend in the curve of the porcelain top next to the c...
by Bob1774
Thu Jan 06, 2022 7:23 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: My find of the season--in my closet!
Replies: 22
Views: 375

Re: My find of the season--in my closet!

maybe hang a beater 200a from the handle, and the residual heat might keep your hands warm? Plus, you could plow at night! Amish buggy heater might also work if attached strategically with a 500 in it!
by Bob1774
Thu Jan 06, 2022 3:39 am
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: My find of the season--in my closet!
Replies: 22
Views: 375

Re: My find of the season--in my closet!

Glad you found them, and even happier that here in Florida the cold snap today was 74 degrees and didn't need them! I did love those wool mittens though when I was backpacking in my younger days in the cold at higher elevations. A watch cap and sweater completed the deal for day hiking. If it was re...
by Bob1774
Sun Jan 02, 2022 2:45 am
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Webb Telescope Launch
Replies: 45
Views: 765

Re: Webb Telescope Launch

How wonderful to challenge our current and future scientists and engineers to create such incredible machines for the benefit of all mankind to learn more about our universe. While the price tag can seem to be staggering in today's dollars, it is all spent right here on Earth on good jobs and helps ...
by Bob1774
Fri Dec 31, 2021 5:35 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: After 60 years I am unemployed
Replies: 36
Views: 599

Re: After 60 years I am unemployed

Congratulations! Welcome to the every day is Saturday club!
I retired in 2005, and haven't missed work one bit!
by Bob1774
Tue Dec 28, 2021 1:48 am
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: My favorite no-burner Mexican Christmas side dish
Replies: 18
Views: 334

Re: My favorite no-burner Mexican Christmas side dish

I've come to really love ceviche also. We get some great stuff at the Thai and Japanese restaurant near us.
As far as how you might choose to spell it, perhaps Mark Twain summed it up pretty well..."“Anyone who can only think of one way to spell a word obviously lacks imagination.”
by Bob1774
Tue Dec 21, 2021 9:20 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Quick simple plumbing question I can’t seem to find an answer to.
Replies: 12
Views: 322

Re: Quick simple plumbing question I can’t seem to find an answer to.

Simple fixes that work have already been suggested. They do make a "pop up," replacement drain for the tub, available most hardware places. Seems lots of motels and other commercial "redo," jobs use these instead of tearing out the old drain, especially if there is not easy access with a chase. You'...
by Bob1774
Sat Dec 18, 2021 2:37 am
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Cross Country Move
Replies: 32
Views: 730

Re: Cross Country Move

argh, hate the subscription/blackmail/hostage websites and others that lure reasonable people in, only to betray them and now demand ransom for access to your own stuff.
by Bob1774
Sat Dec 18, 2021 2:19 am
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: If I've been off hinged for last year
Replies: 16
Views: 448

Re: If I've been off hinged for last year

These are times that try the best in people. I admire your courage and strength to face your challenges publicly, and that your realize that your real treasures in life are worth fighting for. Best to you and yours for the holidays.
by Bob1774
Thu Dec 16, 2021 3:52 am
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: US pocket stove case question
Replies: 9
Views: 320

Re: US pocket stove case question

I'm sure those war years had many variables that were just part of the challenges to get lots of stoves and other gear out to the troops. I have an early 1942, 4-leg 520, that has the one piece aluminum "utility cup," cover. It came in the original box with instructions and parts list. One thing lis...
by Bob1774
Tue Dec 14, 2021 12:00 am
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: What are these, maybe chilis?
Replies: 17
Views: 378

Re: What are these, maybe chilis?

They might be tomatillos? Could be just late season under-developed heirloom tomatoes.

https://www.allrecipes.com/article/what ... -tomatoes/
by Bob1774
Mon Dec 06, 2021 3:54 am
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: This is humbling...mosquitoes.
Replies: 31
Views: 478

Re: This is humbling...mosquitoes.

Folklore in Florida was that a product from Avon, "Skin so soft," would keep the no-see-ums from biting. It was similar to rubbing baby oil on your skin with various perfumes etc. They eventually came out with a Skin so Soft bug spray. I also like the Repel 40% DEET, but as mentioned, it will dissol...
by Bob1774
Mon Nov 22, 2021 12:23 am
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: the VW shack
Replies: 24
Views: 814

Re: the VW shack

Creative way to get the project done! Sometimes you just got to do what you got to do!

Like others said, can't wait to see the progress pix.
by Bob1774
Sun Nov 21, 2021 7:21 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: 228D help id
Replies: 12
Views: 174

Re: 228D help id

Glad you got it ID'd. Nice lantern with those smooth pumps. FWIW, if you have a later iPhone, you can swipe up from the bottom in camera mode to turn on/off the flash. Took me months to figure that out. If you don't have an iPhone, then I'm sure if you googled the issue with your brand, a similar ob...
by Bob1774
Thu Nov 18, 2021 3:20 am
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Adele Special
Replies: 10
Views: 362

Re: Adele Special

Recorded the show and watched with the wife last night. Loved the songs, especially the sound track to the James Bond movie, "Skyfall." Skipped over the blah blah blah with O. Adele does have a powerful singing voice and good rapport with the audience. I had the good fortune to witness Haley's Comet...
by Bob1774
Thu Nov 18, 2021 3:10 am
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Let's talk coffee
Replies: 39
Views: 608

Re: Let's talk coffee

I use a Cuisinart drip coffee maker that has the option for "bold," and also "1-4 cups." I make about a half pot for myself, and find that using those two options really picks up the flavor. It slows the process down quite a bit, and lets the hot water simmer in the grounds and filter before drippin...
by Bob1774
Wed Nov 17, 2021 4:05 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Let's talk coffee
Replies: 39
Views: 608

Re: Let's talk coffee

Just saw this in a news feed! Of course there is probably a study that says the opposite, but I'm going with drink real coffee!
Short version: 4-6 cups a day helps reduce dementia and stroke risk!

https://news.yahoo.com/double-down-dail ... 47009.html
by Bob1774
Wed Nov 17, 2021 3:46 am
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Let's talk coffee
Replies: 39
Views: 608

Re: Let's talk coffee

Some interesting research on the web about coffees and why we like certain brands and flavors. (Northwestern U., 2018) Turns out that our brain receptors link the intake of caffeine, with the specific taste that the drinker associates with it. While the tongue has various taste areas, which is now d...
by Bob1774
Wed Nov 17, 2021 3:26 am
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Windows Update then Automatic Repair Failure
Replies: 23
Views: 309

Re: Windows Update then Automatic Repair Failure

And if it couldn't get worse, Windows 11 has a new patch to force you to use Edge as your browser? Hope not so, but saw it on a news feed. The other browser apps seem to think they sealed the door this time. Perhaps they will figure out a way around it, I sure hope so.
by Bob1774
Mon Nov 15, 2021 2:18 am
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: OT-Can you help a girl out?
Replies: 11
Views: 401

Re: OT-Can you help a girl out?

Thanks everyone! I think the voting ends tonight, and not sure she'll make first place, but do know that she really appreciates the support!
by Bob1774
Sun Nov 14, 2021 11:20 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: 4/52 Black band 200A
Replies: 17
Views: 378

Re: 4/52 Black band 200A

Nice recovery on those! +1 on using a drywall screw to snag the spring out of the generator. Also, some generators had a little mesh screen jammed in the end of the tube, which will kill the pricker wire about every time. Use a BBQ skewer to poke it out after you get the spring out if one is in ther...
by Bob1774
Sun Nov 14, 2021 8:40 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: OT-Can you help a girl out?
Replies: 11
Views: 401

Re: OT-Can you help a girl out?

Thanks, Ron and John! Every vote counts!
by Bob1774
Sun Nov 14, 2021 7:07 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: OT-Can you help a girl out?
Replies: 11
Views: 401

Re: OT-Can you help a girl out?

arizonacamper wrote: Sun Nov 14, 2021 6:06 pm I voted for her good luck
Shawn
Thanks! I know she appreciates all the support she can get, hoping to win a national sponsorship!
by Bob1774
Sun Nov 14, 2021 4:35 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: OT-Can you help a girl out?
Replies: 11
Views: 401

OT-Can you help a girl out?

A good friend of our family has chosen her "hobby," to be drag racing! She has a full time job as a dental hygienist, but loves fast cars! Her husband is her mechanic and racing partner. Lindsay is currently in the running for the top spot to receive a national sponsorship, based on online votes. I ...
by Bob1774
Sat Nov 13, 2021 10:19 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Trip of a lifetime. Now picture heavy.
Replies: 70
Views: 1339

Re: Trip of a lifetime.

Fun adventure, for sure! When I retired, I took my full size Suburban on a 6 week, 6k mile trek to CA and back. Turned off the radio after about an hour or so, and just enjoyed the peace and quiet and the beautiful country we live in. Slept in the truck with a stay at friends or motels every third d...
by Bob1774
Thu Nov 11, 2021 7:11 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: A collector near LaGrange,Ga
Replies: 19
Views: 561

Re: A collector near LaGrange,Ga

Did you check the gasket in the fuel cap? If you are losing pressure with the pump rod closed, it is most probably the gasket in the cap. I guess there is a chance you damaged the seat in the check valve. The square shaft has a conical shape that seats tight to positively hold the pressure. You can ...
by Bob1774
Thu Nov 11, 2021 3:11 am
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Rare photo's
Replies: 7
Views: 299

Re: Rare photo's

Interesting snapshots of history! Thanks for sharing. I liked the fact that most of photos were sort of matter of fact and not posed or created.
by Bob1774
Tue Nov 09, 2021 8:14 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: As luck would have it…
Replies: 23
Views: 446

Re: As luck would have it…

Patience pays off! Nice acquisitions.
Attached is the direction sheet for the inverted if you don't have a copy. You're probably aware that there were a couple different pumps and CV on those.
by Bob1774
Mon Nov 08, 2021 10:30 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: OT-Another Weber
Replies: 10
Views: 347

Re: OT-Another Weber

Kevin, The letter code on the vent is "K," or 1988. It has the "one touch," lower venting system, that was a premium at the time. The earlier models had the three dial vents on the bottom. Just like there are folks who love and collect old Coleman, there are forums and collectors who love Webers! Ve...
by Bob1774
Mon Nov 08, 2021 9:29 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: OT-Another Weber
Replies: 10
Views: 347

OT-Another Weber

Didn't find any GPA's at the last flea market of the season here, but did pick this up locally for $30! Near mint condition and heavier gauge metal than the current models, and the lids seem to fit tighter. I already have a great gas grill, and an egg style smoker, but I still love these classic Web...
by Bob1774
Sun Nov 07, 2021 10:20 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: OCP tutorials? 275? I remember why I hate 275s!
Replies: 16
Views: 266

Re: OCP tutorials? 275? I remember why I hate 275s!

Walked right by a turd at the flea market today, even in a nice yellow clamshell case, but I still would have passed at "free." Nice of you to get this one going for a friend though!
by Bob1774
Sun Nov 07, 2021 2:10 am
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: DST
Replies: 5
Views: 138

DST

Wow, didn't know how many clocks and devices were synchronized to the time change.

I think we had about 30 plus devices to change in our house. What a PiTA.
by Bob1774
Sat Nov 06, 2021 4:40 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: IDITOS
Replies: 22
Views: 556

Re: IDITOS

Those of us collecting our SS benefits want to thank those who choose to increase their odds of forfeiting their contributions by the personal choices they make and help keep the program solvent! Go Darwin!
by Bob1774
Fri Nov 05, 2021 9:04 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: OT-enamel cast iron Dutch oven
Replies: 21
Views: 477

Re: OT-enamel cast iron Dutch oven

Mike, While most of the time cast iron Dutch oven cooking doesn't matter whether enameled or seasoned, cooking certain acidic and reactive foods do better in an enameled pan. Some acidic foods can strip the seasoning, like tomatoes, wine braised roasts, or vinegar based dishes. Best solution? Have b...
by Bob1774
Fri Nov 05, 2021 7:44 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: OT-enamel cast iron Dutch oven
Replies: 21
Views: 477

Re: OT-enamel cast iron Dutch oven

Le Creuset as others said if you want a special gift and the cost is not out of range for your budget. I purchased a 7 qt. Tramontina at Sam's Club 10 years ago, and it has been excellent, especially for around $25! I think they are about $40 now. Regardless of what you end up with, I suggest you ge...
by Bob1774
Fri Oct 29, 2021 6:20 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: I got too much stuff
Replies: 33
Views: 799

Re: I got too much stuff

A long time friend and his wife run an estate sale business. I've attended a few, and he knows to let me know if there are some GPA's in the mix. What is pretty depressing is to see a lifetime collection of nice tools, materials, and other items that you know the owner cherished and accumulated with...
by Bob1774
Thu Oct 28, 2021 1:55 am
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: First black band
Replies: 16
Views: 401

Re: First black band

Great find! I think that the black was a process of anodizing the aluminum base rest and frame, and not paint. Therefore, go easy on any abrasive cleaning. As others said, the very nice globe and reflector made that a great deal in today's reality of finding some great vintage lanterns in the wild, ...
by Bob1774
Wed Oct 27, 2021 12:09 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: New GPA hauler
Replies: 17
Views: 331

Re: New GPA hauler

Pancho,
Seems those dash lights all go out about the same time in my experience. Once you get the part# and supply info, I'd change them all if you are in the dashboard, FWIW. Also, not sure whether they now have LED replacements?
Hope you're planning a road trip with the family!
by Bob1774
Wed Oct 27, 2021 1:29 am
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: New GPA hauler
Replies: 17
Views: 331

Re: New GPA hauler

Nice ride! Those Ford/Mercury vintage sedans were/are the best! My dad had several Grand Marquis, and I had a '91 Lincoln TC. Loved that thing and wish they still made them. It was as if driving down the interstate in your leather recliner. The trunk was huge. I bought a full size Suburban to replac...
by Bob1774
Wed Oct 27, 2021 1:23 am
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Social distanting in Wallowa couty
Replies: 10
Views: 397

Re: Social distanting in Wallowa couty

I like the concept of courtesy spacing, you know, like being in the restroom standing at the urinal. Nothing more annoying than no one else in there until some AH stands next to you and wants to talk, while a wall full of options are available.
by Bob1774
Wed Oct 27, 2021 12:08 am
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Given some freebies
Replies: 11
Views: 443

Re: Given some freebies

CV stuck as suggested by others. The last post mentioned BBQ skewer, which is a good way to nudge the little BB loose from the varnished up seat. However, using the experience of others, make sure the fuel cap is off and no pressure to blow back! While that fuel looks pretty bad, it is amazing how c...
by Bob1774
Tue Oct 26, 2021 2:27 am
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: one of my better deals
Replies: 15
Views: 421

Re: one of my better deals

Good find, and even better your lead line to the maid wasn't, "I'm looking for a deal on an inverted." No telling what that might have gotten you!
by Bob1774
Mon Oct 25, 2021 2:37 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Hope you don't mind me mentioning....
Replies: 73
Views: 1055

Re: Hope you don't mind me mentioning....

Happy birthday, Dean!
Always a treat to read your posts, and this one was especially nice to hear, faithful servant.
by Bob1774
Wed Oct 20, 2021 1:41 am
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: OT Something's wrong here....
Replies: 30
Views: 778

Re: OT Something's wrong here....

I agree that the compass in question should be retired from duty in the field, but it would be interesting if in fact the magnetic needle had its poles swapped somehow, and could be reverted. If you have time, and another magnet, perhaps share if the needle was indeed "reversed," polarity. I find ma...
by Bob1774
Mon Oct 18, 2021 5:44 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: OT Something's wrong here....
Replies: 30
Views: 778

Re: OT Something's wrong here....

Nice April Fools compass gift! I assume the one on the right pointed the same/wrong direction, when not close to the other magnetic needle? If both needles are correct, it would make sense that the opposite poles would attract, with the weaker one orienting in the wrong direction. If convinced it is...
by Bob1774
Sun Oct 17, 2021 9:52 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: It's a 200A sort of day! Light-up!
Replies: 32
Views: 522

Re: It's a 200A sort of day! Light-up!

Those look terrific! Nice job.
I'll bet that '58 won't last long in the classified section.
by Bob1774
Sun Oct 17, 2021 9:48 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: Check valve removal tool
Replies: 37
Views: 1674

Re: Check valve removal tool

Great tool, Mike! Still enjoy the one I got from you at the Great Lakes Gathering years ago! Made extremely well! It makes that task so easy.
by Bob1774
Sun Oct 17, 2021 7:36 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: It's a 200A sort of day! Light-up!
Replies: 32
Views: 522

Re: It's a 200A sort of day!

They're going to both look nice!
Hope that bleaching works. Really hard to match that color of red on those years.