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Old 05-12-2014, 12:19 AM   #15597
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It works, it works with variable output! Success. I knew I could do it. Just hope I don't get in a haste and feed myself too fast. I can set the amount; just have to eyeball the flow.

Was a hard road. Windshield washer pumps suck and there isn't anything in the fish world that would work. Gonna let it run for a while to purge the pump.

Mutant minds sometimes get clogged. I forgot about the 3 automotive pumps I had on a garage shelf. Onward. I feel like MacGyver. Wonder what the in home services person is going to think. They are coming tomorrow to show me something I already know. (third feeding tube). Will demonstrate to them that I don't need the painlessly slow and messy bolus feeding. Hope it succeeds in the real use. I have yet to hook it up to my belly. Think I need to know how fast it empties from one container to the other.

BTW, I spent all day going back and forth to HD to get a spare key made and a weed eater. Some how in the fisasco last week, I lost my spare keys. HD could make a key that fit my door knob, but it wouldn't fit the dead bolt like the other keys I have. Tried 6+ times. I even took the locks to them and still NG on three different machines. We decided I should go to Ace where they have a real key cutting machine instead of the leggo type at HD, but by then they were closed

Maybe this pump will inject some air so I can get a couple lf relieving burps. I love a good burp. All 8 fittings are Teflon® sealed for your protection. I'll think about putting a fuse on it, but it is only 12 volts DC.

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Old 05-12-2014, 12:44 AM   #15598
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Good Luck on the pump thing, Dunner...
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Old 05-12-2014, 12:49 AM   #15599
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Good luck with the pump, Mike. We knew you could do it.

And please let us know what your home health person says! That might make for an interesting read.

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Old 05-12-2014, 12:55 AM   #15600
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I've told many people that I am going to build a pump and not one person has anything negative to say about it. I'm sure someone will come along. though. Probably say I am injecting negative electrons into my belly or that I am doing something un-natural. Has never stopped me before. Always do off the wall stuff. That's what makes Dunner. I'd rather make a tool than go buy on that was made in China. If things fail, I have no one to blame but myself and that has happend plenty of time. Can't learn without some mess-ups.
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Old 05-12-2014, 01:22 AM   #15601
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Well it worked and I ran it full speed. Without being hooked up to me, I can empty a 12oz beaker in 15 seconds. To feed me, it took about 2 minutes. Forgot there is added resistance in the actual feeding tube. The 3hree inner tubes get kinda small inside the main tube. Felt kinda funny as the pump surged. Got lots of nice burps.

I did go buy a couple of cases of cream soup. They still have me NPO, but I like the satisfaction of actually eating. Besides that ice cream doesn't taste the same going into a tube.

Dr called for 12oz every 4 hours. The cans (soft pack) come in 8oz. I'm just going to do two at a time to reduce the chance of spilling an open container. I don't think 4 extra ozs are going to hurt me and may help me gain that 30 pounds back. I need it for my strength and ambition.

Now to tackle the weeds tomorrow. I have weeds. Some are over a foot tall. I've sprayed them with Ground Clear, but they ain't dying. Think the heat will get to them first.
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Ladies. My Lemon Drop plants did not survive my 14 day absence. Will plant more tomorrow. The ground is warm enough to promote rapid germination and growth. My bell peppers are all red and shrunken now. Hibiscus suffered no damage, but I can tell it got stunted from the lack of water. Not as many blooms.
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Old 05-12-2014, 06:25 AM   #15603
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Dunner, let me make a suggestion, this could be a marketable item (of course you'll have to spend millions in testing for safety before ever selling even one).

On your speed selector let me suggest it read Slim---Stocky---Heavy---Obease

This great marketing suggestion come to you free of charge!
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Yes. X2 on the feeling better Mike.
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I need it for my strength and ambition.
I'm not seeing where there was ever a lack of that "ambition" when it came to a project you were 'Getting Dunner'! Was going to suggest a Sureflo, but then thought 4.5 gallons/minute might be a bit much, you may not be that hungry.
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MD time at the CG.

Brad is cooking brats, and breaks into the Bernie dance! LOL

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Well it worked and I ran it full speed. Without being hooked up to me, I can empty a 12oz beaker in 15 seconds. To feed me, it took about 2 minutes. Forgot there is added resistance in the actual feeding tube. The 3hree inner tubes get kinda small inside the main tube. Felt kinda funny as the pump surged. Got lots of nice burps.

I did go buy a couple of cases of cream soup. They still have me NPO, but I like the satisfaction of actually eating. Besides that ice cream doesn't taste the same going into a tube.

Dr called for 12oz every 4 hours. The cans (soft pack) come in 8oz. I'm just going to do two at a time to reduce the chance of spilling an open container. I don't think 4 extra ozs are going to hurt me and may help me gain that 30 pounds back. I need it for my strength and ambition.

Now to tackle the weeds tomorrow. I have weeds. Some are over a foot tall. I've sprayed them with Ground Clear, but they ain't dying. Think the heat will get to them first.
My Daddy would sooooo approve of Dunner! Creative, inventive, determined, imaginative, genius. And if that ain't enough, he might even be a gardener!

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Just for fun! A while back Campdaven was in a DEEP quandary and posted a thread to that effect. What troubled him was that his current MH has lots of toys, FAR more than his previous rigs, BUT he does not have:

"Heat pumps, TPMS, 4 slides (only 2), Electric basement door locks, Keyless entry, ScanGuage (et al), Residential refer, Solar panels, LED lights, Satellite dish, Clear coat, Diamond Shield, Bra, Toad guard, Full width Mud flap, Spare tire, Engine performance chip, Motion sensor lights, Window awnings, Mini-fridge - Freezer, Washer/dryer, Ice maker, Dishwasher, Extra bath, Extend-a-stay, Outdoor recliners, Exhaust brake, Bike rack, A BIRD? (no clue), Rope lights, 2 way radio, Extended Warranty".

He asked , "Why do I not miss this stuff, and why am I happy without them? Am I a mutant?" I replied, “Yes, an RV mutant. Takes one it know one.” While our rig has some things Daves doesn’t, I understand where he's coming from. We traveled many years and miles in a '91 Airstream 190 B Van bought new and kept it until a short while ago. We traveled light and happy. Dave has a diesel in the front, ours is in the rear, yours may be a gasser. No engine qualifications for RV Mutants.

Our Bounder does not have a lot of fancy stuff and doesn't look like the lobby of a casino. That's the way this RV Mutant likes it. BUT, opulent rig owners can be RV Mutants too. We can’t all have everything, so we get what suits our circumstance, are glad we did and mutate to meet our environment. We don't miss what we don't have. To the RV Mutant, as Dave likes to say “The journey is our destination.“ The goal isn’t to own the most expensive rig, with the most gadgets, or the place you thought you wanted to go. It’s the adventure of getting there your way and exploring and finding things, places, and people you never imagined existed and adapting or “mutating” to meet the adventure.

Since his original post we have identified some qualities we agree on. You may agree or not, but your thoughts on how to have a great journey are invited.




RV Mutants
  • Protect and grow the nest egg.
  • Don't carry debt. You need the space for important things.
  • Plan your escape and escape your plans. Make the dream happen, then wing it.
  • Don't miss what ya ain't got. Be happy with ya have and to be on the road, your way.
  • Take what ya think ya need and when ya figure out ya don't need it - get rid of it.
  • Take care of what ya have.
  • We also like to pay others to work. Will do small things but won’t wash and wax 33+ feet for instance. We're retired!
  • Dave and I both owe our adventure to our DWs who enjoy laughing at us and keeping us in line.
If you are or think you might be an RV Mutant let us know what ya ain't got and don't need - or what ya must have and how you roll - or any qualities ya think make for a happy RV life, present or future. Dave is full timing now - we will be next year - so how ya did you do it, are you an adaptable mutant or a hard schedule planner, and why? Ya don’t have to be full time or ever plan to be in order to be an RV Mutant. But ya can’t worry about what you can’t control, must control the things ya can, and mutate to meet adventures that come your way. This is just for fun and many aspects have been covered already - but hey - If you feel like being a RV Mutant, join in the discussion. Either way -

Safe and happy RV mutating.
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We want to be RV Mutants! Another Mutant stopped by my camper this weekend and she told me your philosophy. I write a blog called The Crowded Camper and it's about full-timing with my husband who serves in the military, our two small but very busy children, and our two huge dogs that think the camper is really their dog house and we are invading them. Don't forget our fish who lives on the stove.

We wish we were roadies and we wish we could have made at least 1 college football tailgate last fall, but instead we squat for long periods of time at one military base, never traveling or touring. We've found entertainment inside the camper instead.

Your outlook suits us just fine!!! (Not to mention our daughter is obsessed with all things mutant, specifically the mutant ninja turtles).

If you have a minute, my latest blog is at Telescopes, snow cones and Mother's Day... - The Crowded Camper

It summarizes us fairly well and I reference the RV Mutants!
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Hummmm ... I've seen those moves somewhere, but when? where? Yes! It was a moonless Mardi Gras Saturday night along the banks of a lazy river deep in the dark hills of Arkansas...

Brad's a chip off the old block, isn't he?!!

Thanks Jeanne!
Ya he has fun with his Gramps.

And we all should have done the Bernie at the GC.
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