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Forum: Vintage RV's 10-03-2019, 09:03 AM
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Posted By Brob
Boy I hope that cooler weather is pushing...

Boy I hope that cooler weather is pushing eastward! I have been moving tools, equipment, and trailers to our new property; in addition to building a storage shed AND preparing all my tools and RV...
Forum: Vintage RV's 09-27-2019, 09:18 AM
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Posted By Brob
My lady also has some challenges with heights,...

My lady also has some challenges with heights, often times she will project her reservations onto me when I have to do the high-up stuff. I keep telling her it's no different than standing on the...
Forum: Vintage RV's 09-25-2019, 08:57 AM
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Posted By Brob
Earlier this summer I had a buddy in town from...

Earlier this summer I had a buddy in town from Indiana. We had one of the usual afternoon showers. After the rain stopped he says "wow, that really cooled it off nicely". I replied "just wait"....
Forum: Vintage RV's 09-23-2019, 09:45 AM
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Posted By Brob
It's looking great!

It's looking great!
Forum: Vintage RV's 09-08-2019, 08:28 AM
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Posted By Brob
Nice setup! A buddy of mine gifted me an old...

Nice setup! A buddy of mine gifted me an old pontoon crane he used for his dock-building business. The crane mast is 36' long and pretty sturdy. I am planning on building a setup to work off the...
Forum: Vintage RV's 09-07-2019, 09:51 AM
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Posted By Brob
I assume you are using the skid-steer to move...

I assume you are using the skid-steer to move your pieces around. What do you plan to use to set the ridge? I know the little John Deere skid-steer I have doesn't have the reach; in fact I have...
Forum: Vintage RV's 09-05-2019, 09:56 AM
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Posted By Brob
I enjoy reading your progress. I too am busy with...

I enjoy reading your progress. I too am busy with multiple ongoing projects, also in the punishing heat. Just Florida heat instead of Texas heat! I hope to have occasion to meet up some day, I have...
Forum: Vintage RV's 08-27-2019, 09:33 AM
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Posted By Brob
Love your work table setup! Glad to hear the...

Love your work table setup!

Glad to hear the cramps have departed.
Forum: Vintage RV's 08-18-2019, 08:04 AM
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Posted By Brob
Here in North Florida the pecans seem to produce...

Here in North Florida the pecans seem to produce every other year. Where I live there are a number of quite mature pecan trees. I am thinking they have what is referred to as "pecan scab disease";...
Forum: Vintage RV's 08-17-2019, 09:50 AM
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Posted By Brob
I feel for you, as a doer myself it bums me out...

I feel for you, as a doer myself it bums me out when I have to nurse an injury while trying to get stuff done. As many things as I know how to do, I'm not the best at asking for help... Take good...
Forum: Vintage RV's 08-09-2019, 07:29 AM
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Posted By Brob
Looking great. Boy do I wish I had that kind...

Looking great.
Boy do I wish I had that kind of space under roof!
Forum: Vintage RV's 07-28-2019, 09:01 AM
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Posted By Brob
You can always polish that patch once it hardens...

You can always polish that patch once it hardens a couple more days.
You can get a set of diamond pads for your angle grinder pretty reasonably. A 50, 100, 200, 400, and 800 grit pad set would...
Forum: Vintage RV's 07-21-2019, 10:38 AM
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Posted By Brob
Make a neat cut and burnish the repair. You can...

Make a neat cut and burnish the repair. You can do a good burnish by hand with a pool trowel. Of course it will look slightly different as no two batches of concrete are the same, but if it's...
Forum: Vintage RV's 07-20-2019, 11:16 AM
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Posted By Brob
Looking good so far!

Looking good so far!
Forum: Vintage RV's 07-15-2019, 08:54 AM
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Posted By Brob
There are both open-loop and closed-loop systems ...

There are both open-loop and closed-loop systems with hydronics; meaning the closed-loop systems recirculate an antifreeze solution that goes into a heat exchange boiler to regenerate. The system I...
Forum: Vintage RV's 07-14-2019, 09:29 AM
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Posted By Brob
The PEX is pretty tough. I almost exclusively...

The PEX is pretty tough. I almost exclusively tie it to the top of the rebar. People walking in the wet concrete aren't going to be able to crush it underfoot. I make the crew aware and have...
Forum: Vintage RV's 07-13-2019, 10:43 AM
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Posted By Brob
One thing I have done on a number of projects...

One thing I have done on a number of projects here in Florida is to install hydronic tubing in the slab. Basically a coil of PEX tubing in each room that terminates in the mechanical area. This is...
Forum: Vintage RV's 07-12-2019, 09:00 AM
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Posted By Brob
Yes, the mini-split heat pumps are super...

Yes, the mini-split heat pumps are super efficient and almost silent; even the condenser unit is nearly silent. I have been using a brand "Mr Cool" on a number of projects over the past few years. ...
Forum: Vintage RV's 07-11-2019, 08:46 AM
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Posted By Brob
Glad I was able to give some helpful information....

Glad I was able to give some helpful information.

The burnishing with the power trowel is pretty simple while the machine is on site. It's just a matter of running it over the slab a few more...
Forum: Vintage RV's 07-10-2019, 11:06 AM
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Posted By Brob
Concrete cracking

I am a general contractor, and I happen to do a fair amount of polished concrete as the finished floor. One thing we do when using the slab as the finished floor is burnish the slab with the power...
Forum: Vintage RV's 09-13-2018, 12:12 AM
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Posted By Brob
Yep, we're on the same page. I like the fact...

Yep, we're on the same page. I like the fact that the PEX can take the pressure too. No worries of too much water pressure when going to different locations.
Forum: Vintage RV's 09-12-2018, 09:34 PM
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Posted By Brob
Yeah, but I have her torn down to the studs with...

Yeah, but I have her torn down to the studs with all the supply lines exposed. I'm just going to be done with all of it while it's easy to get to. My luck I'd get all the cabinetry built and...
Forum: Vintage RV's 09-12-2018, 02:09 PM
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Posted By Brob
Another great thing about the PTC fittings is...

Another great thing about the PTC fittings is that they can be used to transition from either cpvc or copper to PEX.
Forum: Vintage RV's 09-12-2018, 01:54 PM
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Views: 302,930
Posted By Brob
Yes, I appreciate it. I do use the...

Yes, I appreciate it. I do use the push-to-connect fittings where I may need to later disassemble for whatever reason.
For me, PEX has made plumbing so much more tolerable. I have never cared...
Forum: Vintage RV's 09-12-2018, 11:42 AM
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Posted By Brob
I appreciate your going through all the details...

I appreciate your going through all the details of things. I am finally putting things back together on my motorhome, and though I have been in the construction industry for 3 decades, I was unaware...
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