Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Redneck drill / Free Horse shit

REDNECK DRILL


I've been having problems with the generator's breaker kicking out when the fridge comes on. That's with the AC on, the computer on and the fan on so it was either split the load between the solar and the generator or do without the AC.

To cure that problem I decided to add a separate circuit to allow the fridge to run off of the solar and the AC and everything else to run off of the generator when I want to use the AC. Problem was that I needed another hole in the wall for the other electrical cord. Keep in mind this is just a temporary fix.

I found the drill, but couldn't find a suitable bit for the job so had the brainstorm idea to use the 380 as a drill.

Oh BTW I've also been adding to my vocabulary so might as well use it in describing how I done this.

After carefully calculating the trajectory of the bullet by ignoring the ambiguity of the redundant posture of the trapezoidal triangulus so as not to appear as a dolt I was able to perform the impossible.

Or in redneck lingo I shot a hole through the wall in the cabin after making sure I wasn't going to hit anything outside.
Damn! My ears are still ringing! Now why didn't I wear ear protection???

By eyeballing where the hole needed to be inside and eyeballing where the bullet would come out (see red cross hair) I figured I could miss the water tank on the right and the trike front tire on the left. Guess what? No unwanted holes and no neighbor's houses shot up Maw. BTW its 109 degrees here now and 84 in here. The AC sure is nice!

FREE HORSE SHIT


One of the women in this area had hit me up more than once while I was the commander to lease the kitchen in the legion out to her. I know that she also made the same pitch to the commander before me (both declined) and has now evidently made the same pitch to the new commander. Whether or not that part was accepted or not I don't know, but I had also been asked by her if she could put up hitching posts for horses.  On that I told her yes, but only if the hitching posts were out by the fence line away from the building and parking area. There are now hitching post taking up a good bit of the parking area right next to the patio and front of the legion.

I see two major problems with that and the first is that there is already a fly problem in this area and at the legion. The horse shit will likely just attract more and cause even a bigger problem where as if the posts would have been placed where I told her she could put them it might have actually attracted them away from the patio and legion.

Secondly her horse has been known to kick at least one vehicle in the parking lot. Sounds like a liability to me if vehicles are going to be damaged by horses tied right next to them!

Anyway... It may soon be where you can go to the legion and shovel up horse shit for what ever you might need it for. (Check with the current commander though. It may be reserved for something else.)








12 comments:

  1. Is your wiring 110v or 220v?

    Ah... its 38 caliber.

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  2. 110 Matt. The hole fits the cord perfectly.

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  3. Don't know about Texas, but in Kansas, anything that will draw flies will get your eatery shut down.

    Like your redneck drill! How long were you deaf after using your drill?

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  4. What did you say Judy? ;) I'm still hearing the ringing and not hearing too well. :(

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  5. Takes a lot less effort to pull a trigger than to drill a hole. And less shavings inside.

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  6. Yeah DD, all the shavings went outside, but I didn't count on about a 6 inch area of the insulation backing being tucked back like a flower. Duct tape will cure that though.

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  7. Hahaha, now that's ingenuity....my brother-in-law used to use his .22 to shoot through the stove pipe to install the stove pipe damper. Great minds think alike! But it doesn't take much thought to figure out,...where shit is, flys follow. ;-)

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    1. Well Al, sounds like a good idea to me about the dampers. As far as the shit goes at least for now it isn't bull shit, but then I guess one is as bad as the other. They both smell like shit and draw flies.

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  8. Great idea and much faster than using a drill. BTW...I prefer your old vocabulary, at least I can understand it :)

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    1. Yeah MsB, faster, but harder on the hearing. Don't feel bad I didn't understand it either. ;)

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  9. After 70 years of cleaning my rifles without any mistakes, I left a live 30:06 shell in my model 70 \Winchester. To make a bad story short, it went off in my dining room, the bullet went thru the ceiling, into the computer room above, thru several books, and ended up in another book. Fortunately - no one was hurt! Tffnguy is correct - guns make holes - and a lot of noise.

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    1. My ears are still giving me hell and I can't hear too well.

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