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  1. coubob

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    Finished the insulation in the attic this afternoon, ended up with 10 bundles of unfaced 24in wide 10in thick R30 and it cost just shy of a grand. I can already tell a big difference. The edges of the attic was a pain especially near the electric box, but im happy its done and cant wait to see/feel the results.
     
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  2. nivek

    nivek As Above So Below

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    The garden is doing well thus far, we had a good rain this past Saturday with more rain coming in a few days...The corn held up well against a strong wind the other day, they all stayed upright, none went down lol...

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  3. wwkirk

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    How big is that area?
     
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  4. nivek

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    Its close to 30 feet wide and close to 60 feet in length...I didn't actually measure it but walked it off to calculate how much deer netting I needed to purchase to go around the entire section lol...

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  5. coubob

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    I have been wondering what types of vegs i might be able to grow in my indoor grow tent when not growing pot. Or even cloning some cool trees thats near me that i like. Its only 4x4x6.6.
     
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  6. nivek

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    Try some common garden plants that grow well in pots too, like tomatoes or peppers, even many herbs from well in pots, but cycle the light and dark hours about the same as outside for best results...

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  7. nivek

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    I was outside cleaning up the property some of weed overgrowth that recently grew fast because of rain a few days ago...Along the western side of my deck the weeds seem to shoot up overnight after the rain and in a couple days were starting to get a foothold...So cutting back and pulling weeds this morning and noticed a vine of poison ivy in the mix but I didn't see it until I was about done, sigh......Never had poison ivy grow in those spots of the yard before, sure enough a little touched my right forearm and there's a rash now with calamine spray covering it, ugh...

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  8. Toroid

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    You should cover it with a bandage. I would get poison oak a lot when I was a kid.
     
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  9. August

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    I get Deadly Nightshade in my garden.
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  10. nivek

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    Bandages make it worse at least for me, if the urushiol oil from the plant isn't washed off completely it seems to spread across the covered area of the bandage, even the sticky parts...What I normally do is wash the infected area really well with cold water and lots of soap to break up the oil and get it off the skin...A microfiber cloth works well to scrub the infected area, then leave it open to air and spray calamine lotion on it to keep it dry and relieve some of the itchiness...

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  11. pigfarmer

    pigfarmer tall, thin, irritable

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    I was totally immune and then suddenly one day realized I wasn't. Ask me how I figured that out .... I wipe my arms down with this stuff before I start and wash with it afterwards to get rid of the oils. Works. Dawn dish soap too in a pinch
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  12. pigfarmer

    pigfarmer tall, thin, irritable

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    Today is the final day of Corvette assembly. I want it running before dinner. Putting together the dash and all that, even though I've had it apart before, was beyond time consuming.

    kick panel speakers, kick panels, door sills.
    put a meter on the starter wiring to verify Run and Start and then connect it, the coil and distributor wires.
    tighten down the steering coupler for good, put a small firewall plate for the column in
    connect one vacuum line for the climate control.

    ..... and then hold my breath while hooking up the radiator hoses to the new heater core and hope that s.o.b doesn't leak. It was NOT easy to replace. Sounds like more than it is.
     
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  13. pigfarmer

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    100% complete. Took the whole day yesterday. Multimeter says the car will start. Unfortunately the skies opened and it started raining so some time today I'll roll it out.
     
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  14. pigfarmer

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    Fired up and ran with ZERO troubleshooting. Did I mention the ZERO part? I sat in it last night and could almost imagine it new. Looks much, much better in there now, very clean and complete.

    June and I finally get the damned thing together. Second time this has happened but each for a big fix of some kind. No more projects, just drive the damned thing. Figures - the weather turned from cool and crisp to the Amazon Rain Forest so it'll have to sit another day or two anyway.
     
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  15. JahaRa

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    We had a good thunderstorm with rain last night. We had a terrible monsoon type storm a few days ago. The wind beat the heck out of my garden and trees. But it brought rain that lasted for over an hour, which is unusual for this area this time of year. Last night's storm was a nice refresher and the rain a bonus.
     
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  16. nivek

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    Thats what I used, Dawn dishwashing liquid, scrubbed down the infected areas three times with thick lather of Dawn in cold water...I had it under control but apparently there's a little oil on something somewhere in the house because two new small spots showed up on my arm yesterday...So this morning I proceeded to do a thorough wipedown of any and all surfaces I may have touched the past three or four days with disposable rags and alcohol, also wiped down everything in the workshop...Bagged up any clothing with any hint of contamination to take to town and wash in a laundromat machine and thoroughly bathed Kobi in case any oil was in his fur lol...I'm still not done wiping down the house, I haven't done the living room yet so its off limits until I clean it tomorrow morning, I've done enough for today...

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  17. nivek

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    Awesome! Now you have the whole summer to drive it all you want lol, top down I assume?...

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  18. nivek

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    Did the garden make it through the windstorm okay?...My corn are just over a foot high now, I hope we don't get a storm with strong winds, it could blow over all my corn lol...We've had a couple rainstorms lately but light steady rain for a few hours, not much wind nor any lightning, could use some lightning though...

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  19. pigfarmer

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    I was cutting up huge pine trees covered with the stuff. Literally wrapping my arms around vines of the stuff not knowing I wasn't immune. I looked like I came out of TOS Miri the next day :)
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  20. pigfarmer

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    Oh Yeah !

    It has a very nice white convertible top I rarely use. Also has a hardtop with rear glass but that's in primer. When you're moving it's great. Today it's going to be near 100F and would be the wrong day to be sitting in a black plastic bucket out in the sun :)
     
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