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Forum: DIY - Do It Yourself 12-03-2019, 07:14 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,385
Posted By MattB4
Rocket stoves are snake oil. You will not match...

Rocket stoves are snake oil. You will not match or beat a engineered air tight wood stove for efficiency. The addition of large heat sinks such as stone also add nothing to the amount of BTU...
Forum: DIY - Do It Yourself 12-02-2019, 10:40 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,385
Posted By MattB4
Most modern air tight wood stoves can be...

Most modern air tight wood stoves can be outfitted with a outside air kit. Rocket stoves will not give you anymore BTU or efficiency than one of these. Double and triple wall chimney pipe is not...
Forum: Fitness Blogs 12-02-2019, 11:18 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 425
Posted By MattB4
Great job. Counting calories is not as popular...

Great job. Counting calories is not as popular are the fad diets and magic foods but it does work. :thumb:
Forum: General Discussion 12-02-2019, 09:02 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 302
Posted By MattB4
So, what do you think of them? What foods do you...

So, what do you think of them? What foods do you cook and are the ones you had any better than just having a stand alone microwave and separate oven?

As I mentioned I had not encountered them...
Forum: General Discussion 12-02-2019, 07:25 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 302
Posted By MattB4
The reason the idea of a combination microwave...

The reason the idea of a combination microwave and convection oven sounded intriguing was that they supposedly could prepare food much faster and allow browning than either one by itself. In...
Forum: Food and water 12-01-2019, 10:38 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 705
Posted By MattB4
Venison stew or soup.

Venison stew or soup.
Forum: General Discussion 12-01-2019, 03:36 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 302
Posted By MattB4
What sorta foods do you cook in it? Would you say...

What sorta foods do you cook in it? Would you say that it works better cooking using both microwave and convection at the same time?
Forum: General Discussion 12-01-2019, 03:02 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 302
Posted By MattB4
Convection microwaves.

Happened to catch a rather old Modern Marvels TV show that featured Convenience Stores on TV the other day. In it it mentioned fast cook convection microwaves as being great for the sale of food...
Forum: General Discussion 12-01-2019, 12:09 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,156
Posted By MattB4
:) They probably wont send you a bill. The...

:) They probably wont send you a bill. The veterans pension benefit is bit of a odd ball program for those veterans that are low income disabled or over 65. Not military retirement and not connected...
Forum: Food and water 12-01-2019, 10:59 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,500
Posted By MattB4
While describing the type of thing in general...

While describing the type of thing in general your link does not go into detail. So you proved nothing by posting it. However there is no point in arguing. If you can shut the flow of your water...
Forum: Disaster Preparedness General Discussion 12-01-2019, 10:17 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,802
Posted By MattB4
Point taken.

Point taken.
Forum: Food and water 12-01-2019, 10:15 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,500
Posted By MattB4
I will trust the experts on how they work. They...

I will trust the experts on how they work. They recommend a minimum pressure to function. You however can trust whatever you want.
Forum: Food and water 12-01-2019, 10:07 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,500
Posted By MattB4
The float only can shut it off it it snaps up...

The float only can shut it off it it snaps up properly at the end of the fill cycle. Which requires a adequate flow of water. I don't care if you do not wish to accept it. It is simply a fact of how...
Forum: Food and water 12-01-2019, 09:51 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,500
Posted By MattB4
What the pressure is needed for is to seal the...

What the pressure is needed for is to seal the supply valve when tank reaches full. If you will look at your installation instructions that came with your toilet it will mention minimum pressure...
Forum: Disaster Preparedness General Discussion 12-01-2019, 08:09 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,802
Posted By MattB4
Same impression I got after reading that post....

Same impression I got after reading that post. However he did not ask advice about his marriage and impending divorce. He asked how to move his goods and store them temporarily. Best not to meddle in...
Forum: Food and water 12-01-2019, 07:35 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,500
Posted By MattB4
Toilets need about 25psi in order to properly...

Toilets need about 25psi in order to properly function. However a simple 2 gal bucket to either fill the tank or poured into the bowl to flush (takes a bit of technique to get a good flush) and they...
Forum: DIY - Do It Yourself 11-30-2019, 01:51 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,717
Posted By MattB4
If you are into machinery you can sign up with...

If you are into machinery you can sign up with Machinery Trader to get mailed their photo listings glossy catalog on used equipment. It comes out based on region every few weeks and is loaded with...
Forum: Vehicles & Transportation 11-30-2019, 10:21 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 703
Posted By MattB4
That looks like a difficult replacement job. ...

That looks like a difficult replacement job.

I have found that for my little MF GC2300 tractor during the Winter months I need to keep a battery maintainer hooked up to it. Having a fully charged...
Forum: DIY - Do It Yourself 11-29-2019, 11:35 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,717
Posted By MattB4
Everyone has areas of definition that matter....

Everyone has areas of definition that matter. Improperly referring to heavy machinery is one of mine. I recall when I saw a link to see a "busty blonde on a bulldozer". Much to my horror they showed...
Forum: DIY - Do It Yourself 11-29-2019, 10:34 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,717
Posted By MattB4
Not just semantics. It is industry standard. Try...

Not just semantics. It is industry standard. Try searching every manufacturer out there and see what they call them.

BTW, if you look to buy from an online site like Machinery Trader they also...
Forum: General Discussion 11-29-2019, 09:26 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 1,890
Posted By MattB4
Whew! Finished cleanup. Stripping all the meat,...

Whew! Finished cleanup. Stripping all the meat, boiled the carcass yesterday, straining out bones and inedible bits this morning and freezing the broth for future soups, vacuum packing the meat and...
Forum: DIY - Do It Yourself 11-29-2019, 09:17 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,717
Posted By MattB4
They are called excavators. Using track hoe is is...

They are called excavators. Using track hoe is is like calling a magazine a clip. Backhoes has become common usage for Tractor Loader Backhoes or TLB.

Learning to operate is not all that...
Forum: DIY - Do It Yourself 11-28-2019, 01:16 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,717
Posted By MattB4
Probably easier to use a excavator than a...

Probably easier to use a excavator than a backhoe. That said, for your job hiring a professional will get it done and likely is cheaper then rental and fighting it yourself.
Forum: General Discussion 11-28-2019, 11:42 AM
Replies: 157
Views: 4,114
Posted By MattB4
It would take a lot of solar panels to charge...

It would take a lot of solar panels to charge this urban assault vehicle. Much more than people seem to understand. Don't know the real battery rating off hand but a quick Google search seems to put...
Forum: General Discussion 11-28-2019, 10:11 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 1,890
Posted By MattB4
For Thanksgiving today I had picked up a small...

For Thanksgiving today I had picked up a small frozen turkey. It is less than 12lbs so it does not have to go on to roast until later in the day. I did get the giblets and neck out yesterday and...
Forum: Disaster Preparedness General Discussion 11-28-2019, 07:33 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,802
Posted By MattB4
As another possible idea depending on you...

As another possible idea depending on you finances and present vehicle. Buy yourself a trailer and outfit your vehicle to tow it. This saves on renting a moving van and you now have something that...
Forum: General Discussion 11-28-2019, 07:17 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,156
Posted By MattB4
There is a Veterans Pension available to any vet...

There is a Veterans Pension available to any vet that served during a war time period and meets the time in service, discharge category and income level. You have to be over age 65 or disabled to...
Forum: General Discussion 11-27-2019, 10:19 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 7,418
Posted By MattB4
I don't believe that is true. RBG has no...

I don't believe that is true. RBG has no intention of retiring and would still be there even if Hillary had won. People are loath to relinquish those things that define them.
Forum: General Discussion 11-27-2019, 05:27 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 1,890
Posted By MattB4
:) Just received from a neighbor and a local...

:) Just received from a neighbor and a local church a paper bag with a complete thanksgiving meal. In a plastic covered serving dish is turkey, stuffing, beans and mashed potatoes. Along with it is a...
Forum: General Discussion 11-27-2019, 02:56 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 600
Posted By MattB4
I am beginning to suspect that the MSM does not...

I am beginning to suspect that the MSM does not like it when people dare to disagree with their analysis, or worse call them "Fake news". Darn it, they are the all knowledgeable liberals and by their...
Forum: Disaster Preparedness General Discussion 11-27-2019, 02:45 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,802
Posted By MattB4
You wont draw much attention if you load it up...

You wont draw much attention if you load it up yourself and take it to a self storage place. Might do it in your own vehicle in several trips.
Forum: Controversial News and Alternative Politics 11-27-2019, 09:38 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,153
Posted By MattB4
Only 3 years and every President has incidents. ...

Only 3 years and every President has incidents.

In this election year coming I expect he will run for re-election. I also expect he will continue to press for fair trade from our trading...
Forum: General Discussion 11-27-2019, 07:19 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,789
Posted By MattB4
You sure come with some odd arguments. What does...

You sure come with some odd arguments. What does being pro or anti guns have to do with your man made global warming belief? Do guns cause climate change?
Forum: Disaster Preparedness General Discussion 11-27-2019, 07:09 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,249
Posted By MattB4
Movies are rarely true to life depictions. They...

Movies are rarely true to life depictions. They are simply entertainment where the fictional story line has enough internal consistency to allow you to suspend belief long enough to enjoy. Most are...
Forum: General Discussion 11-26-2019, 04:59 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,789
Posted By MattB4
Where are you following them to? However be...

Where are you following them to?

However be careful of everything you read or watch. The majority of it is either for entertainment or is opinionated to perpetuate herd behavior.
Forum: General Discussion 11-26-2019, 01:17 PM
Replies: 157
Views: 4,114
Posted By MattB4
Forest Beekeeper a member here at the forum.

Forest Beekeeper a member here at the forum.
Forum: General Discussion 11-26-2019, 01:15 PM
Replies: 157
Views: 4,114
Posted By MattB4
Only if he took hard drugs. No one in their right...

Only if he took hard drugs. No one in their right mind would design a car (truck) to be built for sale on this planet thinking it was going to somehow be usable in a attempt to live on Mars. We are a...
Forum: Political News and Discussion 11-26-2019, 07:41 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 1,677
Posted By MattB4
I suspect Bloomberg has delegated his candidacy...

I suspect Bloomberg has delegated his candidacy to a marketing firm.
Forum: Political News and Discussion 11-26-2019, 07:25 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,752
Posted By MattB4
It is amazing how the Press automatically grants...

It is amazing how the Press automatically grants hero or victim status to anyone that opposes Trump.
Forum: Political News and Discussion 11-26-2019, 07:20 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 1,677
Posted By MattB4
I have voted for candidates on the State/local...

I have voted for candidates on the State/local level that I have never heard of based on party affiliation. Mostly because I swore to never vote for anyone with a "D" ever again.
Forum: General Discussion 11-26-2019, 07:13 AM
Replies: 115
Views: 7,418
Posted By MattB4
She has no intention of retiring. It has nothing...

She has no intention of retiring. It has nothing to do with waiting until the democrats can choose her successor. There are many people just like her that unless forced will continue with whatever...
Forum: General Discussion 11-25-2019, 05:13 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 1,890
Posted By MattB4
Being a solitary old guy Holidays do not have a...

Being a solitary old guy Holidays do not have a great impact. Does not depress me like some poor souls that get all worked up for one reason or another. I have noticed a distressing tendency for...
Forum: Political News and Discussion 11-25-2019, 05:02 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 1,677
Posted By MattB4
There is no building codes in the unincorporated...

There is no building codes in the unincorporated areas of the county I live. No permits required. The only code is the State requirement for septic system of a minimum of 3 acres or a permit is...
Forum: Political News and Discussion 11-25-2019, 12:40 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 1,677
Posted By MattB4
I would be fine with billionaires buying the...

I would be fine with billionaires buying the Presidency. We could use the money to pay off the National debt. Be more of a ceremonial thing sorta like the Queen is in England. No real power but lots...
Forum: General Discussion 11-25-2019, 09:14 AM
Replies: 157
Views: 4,114
Posted By MattB4
I don't. Not in the least. However your...

I don't. Not in the least.

However your account on the specialized steel in this vehicle, and evidently not a tested frame idea, just goes to show that Tesla was not interested in building a...
Forum: Political News and Discussion 11-25-2019, 07:06 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,752
Posted By MattB4
I have no sympathy for the Navy Sec....

I have no sympathy for the Navy Sec. Disagreements with Presidential orders made in Public are always going to lead to being replaced. There seems to be a lot of Bureaucrats that think they run...
Forum: General Discussion 11-24-2019, 02:08 PM
Replies: 157
Views: 4,114
Posted By MattB4
Your first image looks like a truck. Your second...

Your first image looks like a truck. Your second two look like cars with a small open bed. But all of them look better than what Tesla premiered.

ETA: Tesla should have stuck to a standard bench...
Forum: Political News and Discussion 11-24-2019, 01:59 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 932
Posted By MattB4
I did think about it for a second or two. I find...

I did think about it for a second or two. I find the notion from some on the right that a big reveal of crimes of the Left will happen to be on par with belief in UFO's.

Obama/Hillary and company...
Forum: General Discussion 11-24-2019, 09:19 AM
Replies: 157
Views: 4,114
Posted By MattB4
Another poorly designed and ugly attempt to make...

Another poorly designed and ugly attempt to make a truck. Looks sorta like those jeep half trucks you used to see for sale as surplus from WWII.
Forum: General Discussion 11-24-2019, 07:35 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,394
Posted By MattB4
Lin Yutang; "If you can spend a perfectly useless...

Lin Yutang; "If you can spend a perfectly useless afternoon in a perfectly useless manner, you have learned how to live."

Ecc 1:9; "What has been will be again, what has been done will be done...
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