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09-14-18, 04:49 AM
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I did finally get all the components together to...

I did finally get all the components together to make a workable drain yesterday evening so I ran the water for a good while making sure everything was good and tight, not leaking or anything. At...
09-13-18, 03:45 PM
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Posted By Old Rancher

That's what I'm afraid of, really. Hardly any...

That's what I'm afraid of, really. Hardly any water runs through these pipes until hunting season then things will pick up. I'm trying to get the drain line under the sink installed. When that's...
09-13-18, 01:01 PM
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Views: 734
Posted By Old Rancher

That looks like a good possibility. I'd just...

That looks like a good possibility. I'd just have to be running the water in the specific locations to draw it to them and leave it sitting for a while. Just have to figure out how to get it in the...
09-13-18, 07:43 AM
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Posted By Old Rancher

I can safely say that it's not the well water. ...

I can safely say that it's not the well water. Anywhere else you drink the water in and outside of the house where the water does not go through the new galvanized pipe tastes good and sweet. Even...
09-13-18, 05:22 AM
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Views: 734
Posted By Old Rancher

Oh sure, the time it takes to get the nipples cut...

Oh sure, the time it takes to get the nipples cut and threaded so they fit "just so" can be pretty aggravating. It's a skill I have yet to master but I use galvanized mainly for its durability and,...
09-12-18, 07:04 PM
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Posted By Old Rancher

Well, the pipe we have around the house and ranch...

Well, the pipe we have around the house and ranch have been there for some half century in most instances. The piping under our pier and beam house is only insulated in some areas that are close to...
09-12-18, 05:56 PM
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Posted By Old Rancher

As opposed to PVC or PIX or is that PEX? ...

As opposed to PVC or PIX or is that PEX? Everything else around the ranch and in our house in town, built back in the 60s, has galvanized throughout except in the newer areas.
09-12-18, 03:06 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 734
Posted By Old Rancher

Improving water taste

I'm renovating the kitchen in our old ranch house. I started a couple of years ago with the bathroom and noticed the water had a gassy/oily odor and taste to it that I attributed to the really...
11-07-17, 05:40 PM
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Posted By Old Rancher

That's kind of what I was thinking but I don't...

That's kind of what I was thinking but I don't remember the wire being loose when I was into the stove prior to testing it out. I had to replace a top burner switch and the insulation on the top of...
11-07-17, 02:19 PM
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Views: 775
Posted By Old Rancher

Electric stove wiring

I've just had a meltdown on a stove at our ranch that tested out OK for me when I ran all the burners and the oven initially. The old stove ran on a 30 amp 220v breaker pair for years (with aluminum...
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Views: 734
Posted By Old Rancher

Sidetracked again

Sorry for not getting back to y'all on this. I'll be spending a while under my truck before I can get back to this project. I finally remembered that there was a store of oil soaked wood in our...
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Posted By Old Rancher

Motor oil on wood

The previous generation out here used motor oil on wood trailer floors for preservation. That may very well be a good thing to revisit. I have plenty of it as the recyclers in my area have cut way...
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Posted By Old Rancher

Synthetic decking

I've seen something sort of like that at Lowe's but it really wasn't thick enough or ridged enough to suit me. I may take another look at it, though. Our newest livestock trailer has some kind of...
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Posted By Old Rancher

PT wood lifespan

I wish we could get that kind of life out of the PT wood here in W. Tx. If we don't treat with something the Sun will eat decks and exposed wood like this up in 3 years on the outside. I've tried...
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Posted By Old Rancher

Drying time

Right, which can take quite a while as I understand. I was wondering whether or not the treatment on PT wood would keep anything like the sealants I mentioned from sticking or should I prime the...
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Posted By Old Rancher

Trailer Deck needs replacing

This is along the lines of decking, I suppose.

I need to replace the wood floor of a trailer and was wondering whether a resurfacer like Rust-O-leum's 10X or the Behr product (I think its...
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Views: 433
Posted By Old Rancher

All good suggestions, especially the last one. I...

All good suggestions, especially the last one. I might be able to make it work along those lines. It is fairly thick aluminum. It's a Tacuco Aluminum product. I'll have to check and see if my...
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Creating a good recess on repourposed vessel sink

We're finally putting the finishing touches on a bathroom at our ranch house but the sink needs a bit of refining. It started out life as a large aluminum basin so we thought it would last longer...
10-05-16, 07:07 AM
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Posted By Old Rancher

Receptacle, got it. Do appreciate the time you...

Receptacle, got it. Do appreciate the time you put in to this site!
10-05-16, 04:52 AM
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Views: 2,984
Posted By Old Rancher

It certainly wouldn't be the first time I made a...

It certainly wouldn't be the first time I made a mountain out of a mole hill, LOL. No, the light doesn't need GFI protection, I simply wanted to put as much in one place as I could due to space...
10-04-16, 08:40 PM
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Posted By Old Rancher

Eaton GFCI/switch installation

I'm about to install a GFCI/switch by Eaton to provide a plug next to a sink as well as control the light for the bathroom over the sink. The device's installation pamphlet can be found here:...
09-07-16, 09:24 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 925
Posted By Old Rancher

2/0 copper for each leg of the SE wire is what I...

2/0 copper for each leg of the SE wire is what I was figuring on running from the new outside breakers to the inside distribution panel along with the bare neutral ground wire. I called the utility...
09-06-16, 10:05 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 925
Posted By Old Rancher

If that, indeed, is the wire size range (#6 to...

If that, indeed, is the wire size range (#6 to 2/0) then that makes sense.

The wire would be going from a new 125 amp outside breaker box the utility guy and I installed last week. The old box...
09-06-16, 08:16 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 925
Posted By Old Rancher

Stranded wire sizes are confusing!

According to my utility company I'm needing to increase the wire size for the service entry wire in our cabin which, in turn, is going to require I install a new inside distribution box. I'm looking...
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