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  • uncle reamus commented on WesH31's instructable Building an Outhouse2 months ago
    Building an Outhouse

    Well our closest neighbor was, well a long ways away. so it wasnt the neighbors. And as far as those big feeted critters, well i call horse pucky on them, but that is a different conversation. I think they just did not want to go out alone. We did have mountain lion, wild cats, and bears in those woods. But i think it was mostly the skunks they was feared of. Oh and snakes.

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  • uncle reamus commented on WesH31's instructable Building an Outhouse2 months ago
    Building an Outhouse

    I grew up in a holler in KY. We got indoor plumbing around 78. Us menfolk did not use it as much as the womenfolk, we were on a farm so we would just pee on the tree. I do however remember before bed we would all go out and pee off the porch. Then the women would go. They always had to have a chaperon that was usually my grandpa or uncle, but sometimes when i was little sometimes i would go out with them. The women would use the porch same as men. But i have memories of my mom, aunts, and grandma with their big white buts hovering off the edge of the porch.

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  • uncle reamus commented on dbenedetto's instructable Building a Floating Deck4 months ago
    Building a Floating Deck

    I just bought a house and i am planning on a deck after winter breaks. Thanks for the ideas.Hope i can carry a bucket of sand at 70.

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  • uncle reamus commented on luposays22's instructable Outside Wood Stove Shop Heater5 months ago
    Outside Wood Stove Shop Heater

    This is right on time. Me and the old lady will be closing tomorrow morning on our new house, well our 118 year old house. It has a 32x32 foot barn that i will park my truck in becuase the 10 x 20 garage, i have to fold the mirrors just to get inside of. So my plan is to turn the garage into a work shop. Here in Ohio it gets down into the teens, not horridly cold but cold enough.

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  • How Not to Get Lost: Basics of Map Reading and Location Finding

    Your grid squares are wrong. Always keep East/west numbers together along with North/South. If you are on grid 4085, your next coordinate would be 402854, not 408524. The lines that run vertically are E/W lines, the horizontal are N/S lines. So reading up will give you the N/S line, not the E/W line. This is important, E/W is the first reading, N/S is second. So in actuality you are on grid 8540. What you call resection is also called triangulation. Each square is called a click, the reason that in the military "click" is slang for a kilometer. Easiest way to find your location though is to have an assistant shake a tree, then look for the shaking tree on your map. (joke we used on the newbies in the Army).

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  • uncle reamus commented on MDDstudios's instructable Twisted Rebar Bottle Opener 11 months ago
    Twisted Rebar Bottle Opener

    When i do a twist like in step 4 i put one end in my vice then hold the other end with a cresent wrench and twist in one direction from the middle. Bottle openers are cool little projects that dont take a whole lot of time and gets you doing all the basics of smithing. Draw, twist, bend, etc., a good way to practice hammer technics and you are only limited by your imagination. Very cool.

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  • How to Take Apart a Wasp Nest (and Laser Cut It)

    A little off subject, An old guy i used to work with went walking in the woods one late winter and found a hornets nest and decided it would look nice on his bookshelf. He took the nest home and placed it in his living room. few hours later the hornets woke from their hibernation and were not happy about being relocated.

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  • uncle reamus commented on Kieffer899's instructable Changing Your Brake Pads Yourself2 years ago
    Changing Your Brake Pads Yourself

    First rule of auto maintenance : Never ever rely on the jack to support the vehicle while working on it. 2nd rule see #1.Use either jack stands or blocks to set the vehicle on. Some brakes do not have the "squeakers" on them. If yours do not have them a good way to quickly check whether you need brakes is to check the level of the brake fluid. It does not evaporate. The fluid moves into the caliper, the less pad you have the more fluid will be needed to fill the caliper. Thereby lowering the fluid level in the reservoir. Use a liquid like Brake-Kleen to clean away brake dust. Apply ceramic brake lube to all metal to metal contact points, rubber seals, and sliders (pins). Before driving the vehicle short stroke the brake pedal a couple times. This will take up the gap left aft...

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    First rule of auto maintenance : Never ever rely on the jack to support the vehicle while working on it. 2nd rule see #1.Use either jack stands or blocks to set the vehicle on. Some brakes do not have the "squeakers" on them. If yours do not have them a good way to quickly check whether you need brakes is to check the level of the brake fluid. It does not evaporate. The fluid moves into the caliper, the less pad you have the more fluid will be needed to fill the caliper. Thereby lowering the fluid level in the reservoir. Use a liquid like Brake-Kleen to clean away brake dust. Apply ceramic brake lube to all metal to metal contact points, rubber seals, and sliders (pins). Before driving the vehicle short stroke the brake pedal a couple times. This will take up the gap left after compressing the caliper. If you dont the car will not stop right away. Do not push it all the way down just about an inch several times. When you depress completely you can push the seal in the master cylinder past its wear point and tear the seal. This will result in spongy weak feeling brakes. Dont always happen but better safe than replacing the master. The rotors can be resurfaced but i have found that most passenger cars the rotors are cheap enough to just replace them most cost between $15 - $25. When putting the rotor on or the wheel back on apply a coat of never seize between the hub and rotor and the rim and rotor. Not the braking surface but the mounting surface. This will make them easier to remove next go round and will eliminate squeaks when braking. I am a certified auto tech. specializing in transmissions. 35 years experience.

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