| Outdoor Board|| re: Who has experience laying paver patio? - CoastieGM on 3/11/14 at 11:38 pm|
[quote], tamped the dirt with a hand tamper instead of using a machine.[/quote]
Reminds me of something....
Q: How do you extinguish a Kotex that is on fire?
A: Throw it on the ground and Tamp-on it!...
| Outdoor Board|| re: Installing decking in the attic - CoastieGM on 3/11/14 at 10:48 pm|
[quote]If it's a truss it's not a 2x4.[/quote]I'm old, but I'm not blind. I've seen 'em. I've got 'em (I own 27 houses). Unless you have what called an "Attic Truss" (which has a 2x6 bottom chord) for roof trussing, roof truss attics shouldn't be used for storage since most have a 2x4 bottom chord.
| Outdoor Board|| re: Dallas Seavey wins his second Iditarod - CoastieGM on 3/11/14 at 8:04 pm|
[quote]A women got second..... Not impressed[/quote]I banged a female Iditarod racer in the 80's.
I was impressed.:pimp:...
| Outdoor Board|| re: Installing decking in the attic - CoastieGM on 3/11/14 at 7:52 pm|
[quote]Make sure your ceiling joist are tied into a wall at both ends
i REALLY hope this was a joke or just a brain fart[/quote]
I ran across this a couple years ago in a house built by Germans in 1949. It had a load bearing ridge, so cross ties weren't structurally necessary. The damned ceili...
| Outdoor Board|| re: Need help with picture of big cat - CoastieGM on 3/11/14 at 7:41 pm|
| Outdoor Board|| re: Installing decking in the attic - CoastieGM on 3/11/14 at 7:39 pm|
[quote]very rarely do you see 2x4 ceiling joists. [/quote]
Actually it is [u]very[/u] common these days and are being used more and more.
Called Engineered Roof Trusses. I have 3 houses with them.
ERTs speed-up and reduce cost of stick construction, plus they're stronger against wind loads. ...
| Outdoor Board|| re: Who has experience laying paver patio? - CoastieGM on 3/11/14 at 7:25 pm|
Do the "paper cup soil test" (in this link called a "coffee cup" soil test).
Let the result of this test guide you. If you don't get large cracks in the sample, then do the pavers.
[link=(http://www.texaswafflemat.com/expansivesoils.htm)]Paper Cup Soil Test[/link]...
| Outdoor Board|| re: Who has experience laying paver patio? - CoastieGM on 3/11/14 at 7:10 pm|
[quote]West side of the Heights[/quote]Actually, there is an odd sand layer going right through that area...one of only two in the Houston area (the other being around West Mount Houston). If you're sitting upon that Heights Sand, then you're [u]golden[/u] (it becomes a "perched water table" during ...
| Outdoor Board|| re: Who has experience laying paver patio? - CoastieGM on 3/11/14 at 3:44 pm|
What area of Houston are you in? Most of Houston has clay with a shrink/swell potential of 10 on a scale of 1-10. (Asa, Pledger, and other similar clays).
In most parts of Houston, I don't care if you put a foot of sand under your pavers, it's going to heave, make cracks for weeds, shift, and lo...
| Outdoor Board|| re: Installing decking in the attic - CoastieGM on 3/11/14 at 3:19 pm|
[quote]The more I think about it, I beleive they are 2x6. Ive never really inspected under the fluff.
So scrape off the insulation above the joist and leave everything in between them? Then tack down the plywood.
Yep. But I really like what Mac & Quiet offered up.
| Outdoor Board|| re: Need help with picture of big cat - CoastieGM on 3/11/14 at 3:12 pm|
Bobcat. A damn big bobcat, but still a bobcat indeed....
| Outdoor Board|| re: Installing decking in the attic - CoastieGM on 3/11/14 at 1:56 pm|
[quote]above the 2x4's[/quote]
If those joists are 2x4, then you shouldn't add any weight up there to begin with as it sounds like you have pre-built trusses. Pre-built trusses are not designed to hold [u]any[/u] additional load.
Now if those joists are larger than 2x4, then you're probably ok w...
| Outdoor Board|| re: Live Crawfish - CoastieGM on 3/10/14 at 5:27 pm|
Damn you bastards got me hankerin' for some bugs, and there ain't nothin' I can do about it right now. :bird: ...
| Outdoor Board|| re: My Lobster Haul from the USVI. - CoastieGM on 3/10/14 at 3:41 pm|
No foot = OB fake.
If it really is authentic.... :cheers: [b]Damn Nice!!![/b] :cheers:
Did you suck the heads? ...
| Outdoor Board|| re: Why are deer herding up? - CoastieGM on 3/9/14 at 9:20 pm|
[quote]They are doing the same here in The a Woodlands Tx.
In the last 7 days, I've seen several different herds or 50 plus. [/quote]
Saw the same thing down in Edna, TX today. ...
| Outdoor Board|| re: Caught my biggest Crappie today. - CoastieGM on 3/8/14 at 10:21 pm|
[quote]It's probably no very big to y'all.... [/quote]
...uh........that's a damn nice crappie by any standard. :thup:...
| Outdoor Board|| re: Turkey Season Opening day Score! (AL) - CoastieGM on 3/8/14 at 9:14 pm|
Atta BOY! :thup:...
| Outdoor Board|| re: Quicker than KR Cooking and drinking thread - CoastieGM on 3/8/14 at 9:12 pm|
[quote]Pull the dishwasher out and find the pump for the drain. Pull it out and take it apart. Probably something stuck in there. Had this happen twice. A toothpick and plastic swizzle stick. Wet vac out the dishwasher thoroughly before hand. [/quote]
I found a cherry pit in mine....
| Outdoor Board|| re: Caught my biggest Crappie today. - CoastieGM on 3/8/14 at 9:10 pm|
[quote]There's a white crappie and a black crappie. [/quote]
The black crappie are more difficult to hook...they're real bait-stealers....
| Outdoor Board|| re: Quicker than KR Cooking and drinking thread - CoastieGM on 3/8/14 at 10:37 am|
[quote]Dr just came in and officially released the wife![/quote]
Awesome news!!! :dude:...
| Outdoor Board|| re: 3/8 IST- Hey yall edition. - CoastieGM on 3/8/14 at 6:46 am|
Closest thing to a stand for me today is standing in my boxers.
Lots of birds singing
Scratching my nuts
Gotta mow before it rains today and paint a small room today.
Jealous of you guys....
| Outdoor Board|| re: Shhh...... - CoastieGM on 3/7/14 at 10:41 am|
[quote]"got it." and headed out the door with a brand new noveske 8.2" barrel in my laptop bag that came in the mail [/quote] :lol: :lol: :lol:...
| Outdoor Board|| re: Shhh...... - CoastieGM on 3/7/14 at 9:22 am|
[quote]That's okay I'm negotiating buying the entire safe and it's contents. Roger is handling the middle man aspect of the deal.
I better find some nice guns in there when I pop the top so to speak.[/quote]Hope you're up for a nice trip... :lol:....the safe is in Alaska and you can't take muc...
| Outdoor Board|| re: Shhh...... - CoastieGM on 3/7/14 at 9:03 am|
[quote]While you were away [/quote]
My wife doesn't have the [u]correct[/u] safe combination.... :doublebird:
Her walking-around-town moose gun is left out, and it doubles as her home defense weapon. (.357 mag 4"bbl)...
| Outdoor Board|| re: Shhh...... - CoastieGM on 3/7/14 at 8:48 am|
[quote]The only thing I don't like about Taurus revolvers is the finish.[/quote]Admittedly not my favorite aspect either, but my backcountry sidearm gets the hell beat out of it, so a nice finish doesn't matter.
[quote]Good buy, bro.[/quote]
Especially good buy considering I got it used (origina...
| Outdoor Board|| Shhh...... - CoastieGM on 3/7/14 at 8:30 am|
My lovely wife has been gently riding my arse to sell a gun for any new gun purchase.
On Monday, I fired (not "shot") someone's Taurus Tracker .357 w/ported 6" bbl. I absolutely [u]loved[/u] it. (.38 rounds felt like a .22 magnum).
She's in Alaska right now…I'm in Texas…..
| Outdoor Board|| re: UPDATE w/Pics - Kid Hide Tanning Kit w/DVD - I HIGHLY recommend for kids - CoastieGM on 3/6/14 at 10:25 pm|
[quote]Any pictures of his work?[/quote]The first few were really bad, but were progressively getting better (L to R)...
His last one was pretty damn good as he developed more patience, started thinkin...
| Outdoor Board|| re: When will crepe myrtles bloom? - CoastieGM on 3/6/14 at 9:25 pm|
Mine bloom late july/early September through late October/early November...
| Outdoor Board|| re: What kind of hunting light do y'all use. - CoastieGM on 3/6/14 at 8:12 pm|
I just switch on the high-beams. :rolleyes:...
| Outdoor Board|| UPDATE w/Pics - Kid Hide Tanning Kit w/DVD - I HIGHLY recommend for kids - CoastieGM on 3/6/14 at 12:58 pm|
I got this for my 11 yr old. The best $40 I've ever spent.
It's not just kept him interested and busy for hours, but DAYS and WEEKS.
Dang kid is producing soft and pliable squirrel hides far superior to anything I ev...