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Re: What did you do today to prepare?
« Reply #8175 on: August 09, 2018, 07:55:03 am »

Well, something I NEED to do to prepare:

Was driving into the office this morning and was about 5 minutes away and Thud! Scraaaaaaaaaaaaaaape!  Sigh, that sounds like the muffler.  Sure enough, a bracket had rusted out and the whole back end was dragging.  I have zip ties and bungee cords.  Not the best option for a hot muffler.  So, crawled into work and thankfully the muffler survived the trip.  Pinged a couple buddies and we'll get it wired back into place.  (While wearing slacks and dress shirts no less.)

So, a roll of wire will now be included in my bucket o' supplies to have in the trunk of the car.
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Re: What did you do today to prepare?
« Reply #8176 on: August 10, 2018, 11:18:21 pm »

Baling wire was "duct tape" 100 years before duct tape was invented. 

Nothing wrong with using technology with that kind of track record.
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Re: What did you do today to prepare?
« Reply #8177 on: August 13, 2018, 07:24:27 am »

Baling wire was "duct tape" 100 years before duct tape was invented. 

Nothing wrong with using technology with that kind of track record.

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yes, yes it was.  Got the muffler wired back into place.  I'll probably do a more permanent job using that galvanized pipe hanger stuff.  I'm sure the official bracket sold by Toyota to hold the muffler in place is at least $100...
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Re: What did you do today to prepare?
« Reply #8178 on: August 13, 2018, 12:09:24 pm »

   be   sure   to   get   the   " annealed "   wire..../   it  is   easy   to   bend   /   twist   /   tie..../    around   here   most   hardware   stores   carry   it   in   25  /   50  /   &   100   foot   rolls.....good   stuff   to   have   handy....
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Re: What did you do today to prepare?
« Reply #8179 on: August 14, 2018, 07:06:16 am »

   be   sure   to   get   the   " annealed "   wire..../   it  is   easy   to   bend   /   twist   /   tie..../    around   here   most   hardware   stores   carry   it   in   25  /   50  /   &   100   foot   rolls.....good   stuff   to   have   handy....

yessir it is!  Now that I'm out in the country I'm stacking my shelves with all kinds of hardware and building supplies.  And purchasing rolls of stuff by the 1/4 mile...
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Re: What did you do today to prepare?
« Reply #8180 on: August 14, 2018, 08:18:59 pm »

Sunday I not only cleared and swept, but I successfully parked two whole cars in my two car garage.  This puts me in rarified air in this country.

Today I built and put the first coat of Varathane on my garage reloading bench.

Smokin'



I tried to post a photo here, but it is not working.  Go here for pictures:

http://www.bitterrootbugle.com/2018/08/14/i-beat-the-zero-car-garage-plague/

Oh crumb! That is not working tonight either.  This one will:
http://www.thefixer.biz/2018/08/14/beat-the-plague/

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Re: What did you do today to prepare?
« Reply #8181 on: August 15, 2018, 07:15:16 am »

Nice slideman!  A great sense of accomplishment.

I know plenty of folks with 3-stall garages AND a storage unit crammed full of crap.  Americans love their stuff...
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