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92 Green YJ

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Junction needs to be in a box and wire stapled up! :flipoff2::flipoff2:
I'll not say anything about how crooked the recep is!
oh I know. That wasn’t me. Didn’t even know about it until I went down in the basement. That was whoever installed the light down there.

92 Green YJ
What year was your house built?
2000. I’m not sure what year the addition was done.

gonna need more than that on the secret hidden basement! That is awesome. What are your plans for it?

I don’t really have any. This is another one of those things we didn’t even know about u til the inspection. Have to use a ladder to get down there and I basically had to lower the ladder down from the top so I could even get down in there. So access to it is kind of a bitch. I can’t see storing anything down there I would want even semi regular access to, and frankly, I don’t need more storage space anyway, I’ve already got more than I know what to do with. I guess if I really felt frisky I could run some power down there and set up a hydroponic vegetable garden or something. Haven’t really thought about it or what to do if anything down there.
 

92 Green YJ

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Well last thing I did today after I cleaned out and finished organizing the garage shelves was to finally attach the steel plate and vice to the welding table. Also stained the frame to match the regular workbench and oiled the steel top to keep it from rusting.
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still have to wire up and install the light under the cabinets and decide what to do under the bench. Torn between open shelves or some drawer units. I don’t really need the storage under there, but it’s wasted space otherwise so I may as well put something under it.
 

[486]

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apparently I didn’t. I spent some more time fucking with this today. New bearing that was a spare doesn’t have a magnet in it either. And looking at the back of the knuckle, the ABS sensor appears to read the Cv shaft. The little hole there is for the ABS sensor.
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that said, i also put a new sensor in on that wheel. Fucking thing is still showing the abs and traction co tool lights.
other side of the bearing have a purplish black seal? Sorta like the back of a cheap refrigerator magnet it certainly should
that is the magnet side
 

Lbhsbz

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other side of the bearing have a purplish black seal? Sorta like the back of a cheap refrigerator magnet it certainly should
that is the magnet side
They either gave him the wrong bearing (2011 is the first year of the magnetic encoder seal in the bearing) or the chinese factory didn't get the memo and simply consolidated based on dimensions and supplied the wrong part to Oreilly....happens more often than it should, especially when you have people who have never worked on a car and know nothing about parts as product managers.
 

92 Green YJ

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They either gave him the wrong bearing (2011 is the first year of the magnetic encoder seal in the bearing) or the chinese factory didn't get the memo and simply consolidated based on dimensions and supplied the wrong part to Oreilly....happens more often than it should, especially when you have people who have never worked on a car and know nothing about parts as product managers.
Seems that may be the issue. Fuck I do not want to have to blow it apart again. Though it did go much faster this time around.
 

92 Green YJ

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My first thought it could be a mushroom closet..?

Second thought is mebbe a vault or panic room-
Don’t think it’s damp enough for a mushroom closet. Also we have a metric crap ton of edible wild mushrooms cropping up all over the property here already.

a hydroponic vegetable garden would be pretty cool though. And yes, vegetables. Nothing illegal or that should still be illegal. Cool thing with that is I could grow and have fresh veggies and such year round. Problem is I know nothing about actually doing it. So that would be a research project for sure.
 

92 Green YJ

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Boy and I went to Hannaford this morning to buy all the various ingredients, foods, and drinks for the Halloween party we are having this weekend. This isn’t something we usually do, but my daughter wanted to have a party and I thought it was a good idea. Will be a good way to meet some people and the neighbors. So far we have about 18 people that have RSVPd that they are coming. I’ll be making food for double that though just to be on the safe side. Doing lots of cool creepy Halloween themed stuff.

so when we got home we started getting the dining room decorated and getting the tables set up. Not enough table space for the food so those two inflatable drink coolers (one for adult drinks and one for kids drinks) are gonna get moved to the kitchen island day of the party. It’s a start.
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Also tonight I am heading over to the Mariaville fire department for their weekly meeting/training to officially sign up to be a volunteer firefighter here.

gonna be a busy next few days. Taking the General Lee up the road to participate in the town trunk or treat and hand out candy on Friday. Saturday is the party. Sunday daughter has a Girl Scout meeting and we will probably take the kids to Ellsworth to go trick or treating.
 

92 Green YJ

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Well, I have officially signed up to be a volunteer firefighter here in Mariaville. The nice new station that they just moved into is a whole mile from my house (including my driveway). Took me 3 minutes to get there tonight.

they meet at the firehouse every Wednesday at 7 pm for training, maintenance, etc. tonight just so happened to be maintenance night. So the assistant chief (who it turns out is my neighbor right up the road on the other side of the POs shop) had me shadow the guy doing the maintenance checks on the 2500 gallon tanker truck. We got about halfway thru the list when we found the truck was only 1/4 full. So we hopped in and took it down the road to the dry hydrant that pulls from a stream and filled it up.
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fucker filled fast too. I’d say it took all of 5 minutes to fill it.

other rigs in the station are a heavy duty ambulance, a newer large engine, and a mid 90s smaller engine that they are working on replacing.
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oh yeah, the guy with the paper in his hand by the ambulance is another new volunteer that just showed up tonight. First time ever they had two new volunteers sign up on the same night.
 

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down in the cities by where I used to work they still run an old ford 9000 with a 2 stroke detroit in it
they got newer ones, but they keep that one around for whatever reason
I just think its neat, factory GM engine in a ford (and they sound like nothing else going by)
 

92 Green YJ

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down in the cities by where I used to work they still run an old ford 9000 with a 2 stroke detroit in it
they got newer ones, but they keep that one around for whatever reason
I just think its neat, factory GM engine in a ford (and they sound like nothing else going by)
Yeah I guess the big thing apart from the age is it’s not 4WD like the rest of the rigs in the house. Also only has a 500 gallon onboard tank. Water is a big deal here. There are no hydrants. Apparently the tanker I was working on this evening is a recent acquisition due to a grant they received. They ordered it fully loaded. Apart from the vacuum pump onboard to suck water from a lake or stream (they have several screens depending on the water source) they also ordered it with an onboard pump so in a pinch they can fight a fire right out of the tanker directly. And there is a big hudraulicly deployed 2500 gallon soft sided water reservoir mounted to the side of the thing. So they pull up, push a button to deploy the holding tank, dump the truck tank into it which the engine can then feed from while the tanker truck goes and refills. Ideally they can keep the soft tank filled indefinitely that way.
 

aczlan

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Yeah I guess the big thing apart from the age is it’s not 4WD like the rest of the rigs in the house. Also only has a 500 gallon onboard tank. Water is a big deal here. There are no hydrants. Apparently the tanker I was working on this evening is a recent acquisition due to a grant they received. They ordered it fully loaded. Apart from the vacuum pump onboard to suck water from a lake or stream (they have several screens depending on the water source) they also ordered it with an onboard pump so in a pinch they can fight a fire right out of the tanker directly. And there is a big hudraulicly deployed 2500 gallon soft sided water reservoir mounted to the side of the thing. So they pull up, push a button to deploy the holding tank, dump the truck tank into it which the engine can then feed from while the tanker truck goes and refills. Ideally they can keep the soft tank filled indefinitely that way.
Around here they will have three or four departments bring in tanker trucks, leave one pumper at the scene to pump water onto the fire with four to six trucks shuttling water and dumping it into either the collapsible pond or the pumper truck itself.
Depending on how it is set up they may feed a pumper truck with a tanker truck that gets parked at the scene, then the tanker either gets refilled by the tanker brigade or drafts out of the collapsible pond.
That way two tanker trucks at a time can be unloading their tanks and heading back for more water.

Aaron Z
 

djljeep

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Yeah, Hydrant districts up here are the exception. Normal Structure fires draw 4-10 departments just for tankers (because that's what they are called on the east coast, nobody calls them tenders you butthurt NFPA weenies). Second or third due Engine Normally doesn't even goes to scene but goes to establish water supply which can be anything from a dry hydrant to a frozen pond that gets a hole chainsawed into it. A lot of times they end up setting up water supply on both sides of a fire if they can. Most Engines around here have 1000 gallon +/- tanks themselves, and gets hooked to the first tanker (1500-4000 Gal) until they can get the dump ponds set up. They practice Tanker Shuttles a few times a year because its just how things have to be done up here. Sometimes my hometown would send their 4x4 F350 forestry truck that has a 500GPM gas powered pump on the bed down to the side of ponds to use for water supply.

My hometown's big bitch 4000 Gal, 500GPM
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92 Green YJ

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Yeah, Hydrant districts up here are the exception. Normal Structure fires draw 4-10 departments just for tankers (because that's what they are called on the east coast, nobody calls them tenders you butthurt NFPA weenies). Second or third due Engine Normally doesn't even goes to scene but goes to establish water supply which can be anything from a dry hydrant to a frozen pond that gets a hole chainsawed into it. A lot of times they end up setting up water supply on both sides of a fire if they can. Most Engines around here have 1000 gallon +/- tanks themselves, and gets hooked to the first tanker (1500-4000 Gal) until they can get the dump ponds set up. They practice Tanker Shuttles a few times a year because its just how things have to be done up here. Sometimes my hometown would send their 4x4 F350 forestry truck that has a 500GPM gas powered pump on the bed down to the side of ponds to use for water supply.

My hometown's big bitch 4000 Gal, 500GPM
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That things a monster! Our station also has a small forestry pump stowed in the gear locker of the tanker. Pretty sweet little machine. It’s on a frame that you can sling on your back to haul into the woods if necessary.
 

92 Green YJ

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Been bouncing around a bit so far this morning. Started my day doing a batch of Downeast Maine pumpkin bread in the bread machine. While that was doing its thing I went and strung up 150’ of cafe lights in the outside play area so the kids can play out there at night.

then I got on the tractor and went and filled a couple of potholes that have developed in my driveway. When I got it back up to the garage I went ahead and did some winter prep on it. Checked the fluids, converted the headlights and work lights to LEDs, swapped to winter washer fluid, etc. still need to order a winter wiper blade for it and I’m waiting for my Dewalt 20V grease gun to arrive so I can grease it all up.

took a hawk throwing break. Then I decided I want to be able to do this inside somewhere over the winter. So I took another skinny round and mounted it to the back wall in the man cave.
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went and set up some more outside decorations for the party, then got all my decor loaded in the Jeep for trunk or treat tomorrow.

then I came inside to check on my loaf of pumpkin bread. Fucking delicious! Gonna let the machine cool a bit then clean it and start a second loaf. Do two more tomorrow and one more Saturday morning and I’ll have 5 loaves worth for the party.
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92 Green YJ

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Nice end to the day. Finally spotted a pair of does out in our fields. Wife was making dinner and I was talking to her when I noticed one way over by the burn pit. Grabbed the binoculars and spotted a second one off the road to the sand pit too.
 

MoparMoe

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Nice end to the day. Finally spotted a pair of does out in our fields. Wife was making dinner and I was talking to her when I noticed one way over by the burn pit. Grabbed the binoculars and spotted a second one off the road to the sand pit too.
Opening day for residents only is Saturday (tomorrow) ..

Start wearing orange when out in the woods so you don't get shot by some ass-hat
 

92 Green YJ

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Opening day for residents only is Saturday (tomorrow) ..

Start wearing orange when out in the woods so you don't get shot by some ass-hat
Yep. Got a Carhart orange beanie being delivered today actually. Though usually when I’m in the woods it’s on the quad. Still, better safe than sorry.
 

92 Green YJ

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And here is something I haven’t seen in almost 20 years. Woke up to our first frost this morning.
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for some reason the truck wouldn’t remote start this morning. And I also discovered the passenger side washer nozzle is apparently clogged. Need to address that at some point later today.

first priority today though is more party prep. Gotta start another round of pumpkin bread, boil off my eggs for the deviled eggs so I can crack and soak them overnight in blueberry water to give them veins, make my pico de gailo and start my scallop and shrimp ceviche soaking for the shooters. Then this evening is trunk or treat down the road.
 

92 Green YJ

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Well this is quite the treat. It’s amazing having a garage big enough to easily drive the Jeep into AND have plenty of room to move and work around it! Got it pretty well cleaned up, checked fluids, and loaded the decorations and candy in it for tonight’s Trunk or Treat.
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Well this is quite the treat. It’s amazing having a garage big enough to easily drive the Jeep into AND have plenty of room to move and work around it! Got it pretty well cleaned up, checked fluids, and loaded the decorations and candy in it for tonight’s Trunk or Treat.
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I think the General Lee would have you covered for safety Orange, during hunting season :laughing:
 

92 Green YJ

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Well trunk or treat was a lot of fun. Got to meet some more neighbors and of course the General was the star of the show. Kids had a great time and got a bunch of candy. This was honestly SOO much nicer than the huge trunk or treat I used to go to in El Cajon. Much smaller scale, everyone hung out and talked, man, small town life is just fantastic.
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edit: fun fact, those inflatable things are almost all 12v. Just cut off the power adapter plug and put a cigarette lighter 13v plug on the end instead and powered it right off the 12V port in the Jeep.
 

92 Green YJ

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More pics of the party food. Decent turn out and a good time was had by all. Especially the kids.
I did:
Downeast Maine Pumpkin Bread (fucking amazing)
Deviled eggs
witches brooms (pretzel sticks shoved in a half a cheese stick wrapped with a chive)
Caprese salad eyeballs with balsamic vinegar reduction
pico de gailo
shrimp and scallop ceviche shooters
mini bagel pizzas
stuffed mushrooms
gourmet worms in dirt on ice cream cones. top layer was a dark chocolate whip cream I made from scratch.
wife and daughter did cupcakes, cookies, Rice Krispie treats and brownies.

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92 Green YJ

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Damn we thought popcorn balls and bobbing for apples was the ultimate when we were kids at Halloween!
No popcorn balls, but I did get a steel basin and set up bobbing for apples in the garage. Kids were having too much fun doing other shit though. Nobody did it.
 

Slander

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Went grocery shopping today and picked up ingredients for that pumpkin bread!! One of the many reasons I love fall!! I grew up eating that and that down east main recipe is almost dead on how my grandma and then mom made it!!

That spread of food is crazy!!
 
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