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Old 11-14-2018, 10:42 PM
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What a day!
Wifey kept saying she'd help me take 2 shelves in the garage down to the basement, so I could get the Monsta grill inside for the winter. (It's cheap ass stainless steel. Rusting a bit, but it was free).
So I had to do it by myself... Took most of the day. Cleaning spaces, hauling shelves, carrying stuff we rarely use.
But wait... I still had to prep the grill.
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Old 11-15-2018, 01:18 AM
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Irie,


Good on the wife to want to grill in the Northeast 12 months a year. After a week long Power outage some years ago around around this time of year I moved my grill just outside the garage instead out back. Worked out great. Who needs the smoke on the patio when entertaining? I always clear any snow off it and safely grill JUST outside all year. to be honest it is a nice hideout when we do have guests over even during the warmer months. They hang poolside and I slink to the garage (that has 32" 1/3 ton JVC old school TV in it and grill and watch sports. Winning!
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Old 11-15-2018, 12:46 PM
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I like too. I got a 20 yr old Weber that has stayed outside covered. I took the guts out of it, clean it up and store it all in a 5 gallon bucket. That one is the back up/ winter grill. Funny the Weber has [UNO[/U] rust on it all. Been outside 20 years.
The Charbroiler? Well, it's an Infrared. They went cheap on the body.
I too grill on the parking lot pad. In the summer, it's "windows open" and that's the side with no windows.
The meat taste soooo good on the infrared. There's no flare ups. We spent $120 to make her "new again", internal parts mostly.
Gotta protect our investment.
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Old 11-20-2018, 03:12 PM
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I fixed the leak. These saddle valves are shit but I was not about to cut out a section of copper pipe so I just added some plumbers tape and tightened things up a little. It’s good for now. Now I can do laundry and wash dishes. Hooray.

I will NOT be putting one on the hot water line to the new humidifier though. For that I may indeed put in a compression T fitting with a cutoff valve. I don’t want this kind of thing to happen next to my furnace.
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Old 11-20-2018, 04:49 PM
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Irie, I have the Charbroiler also. Never a flare up. Love it. The only problem I see with your set up is that I guess you leave the propane tank in the house/garage. Big no no!




I have spent the bulk of the day getting ready for guests that start arriving Wednesday night around 10 PM. It will be a revolving door with the last of them leaving for home Saturday evening.
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Old 11-21-2018, 11:35 AM
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Didn't do sh*t yesterday.
Gave a spelling test.
Worked all morning putting bulwarks and a toprail on the the sloop. Cutting out cannon ports. Checking it 20 times times because the wood is curved and bent. Hoping the clamps and glue did the job.
Today, I gotta "get busy".
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Old 11-21-2018, 11:55 AM
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I finally was able to get time to fix my truck on Sunday. Several weeks back, it started losing power until the engine would not exceed 1500 RPM. I barely got it back to the house and parked it. So, I did some checking, and the catalytic converter was clogged. While checking that, I also noticed some brake fluid dripping from the frame near the rear axle--a pinhole leak in the long steel brake line.

Freaking Dodge!

Anyway, I ordered a new cat and some copper-nickel alloy line (won't corrode) and fixed the truck. Total cost of about $300 with some new tools.
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Old 11-21-2018, 06:18 PM
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Put a waterline rail on the Bermuda sloop.
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Old 11-27-2018, 10:02 PM
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Vacuumed downstairs. Cleaned the bathrooms.
Widened out the deck with chisels. Struggled, but made a ships wheel, (helm) and 2 anchors for the Bermuda sloop.
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Old 11-28-2018, 02:41 AM
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I ran copper tubing from a saddle valve on a hot water line to the humidifier and hooked up the wiring as well - though I found that one of my wires was too short so technically it's not connected to the furnace. I quit in disgust but will finish the job tomorrow. I'm looking forward to breathing more freely.
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