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Fred W. Hargis Jr

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Fred W. Hargis Jr last won the day on July 18 2016

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About Fred W. Hargis Jr

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  • Birthday 02/06/1948

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  • First Name
    Fred
  • My Location
    Wapakoneta, Ohio
  • Gender
    Male
  • My skill level is
    You got me, you figure it out!
  • Favorite Quote
    "I long for the days when Coke was a cola, and a joint was a bad place to be" Merle Haggard

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  1. High Chair Christmas Present Finished

    Nicely done...
  2. Speaking of Thanksgiving....

    just who the heck declared that the man of the house carves the stupid turkey? I never received any training on such a task....nor did I provide any to my son (can't teach what you don't know). It's a nightmare, people watch expecting ME to have some secret moves with a carving knife that gets all the meat off the bones, and even harder to do: remove the dark meat from the drumsticks with out those little boney things in it! For the record, I did call the Butterball hotline to discuss this injustice and they had nothing to offer. Someday I may learn how it's done; actually: scratch that. At age 69 I'm too old to pick up complicated things.
  3. TURKEY DAY WEEK END

    Have a good one, buck (and everyone else), we certainly have a lot to be thankful for.
  4. Today (Wendesday) is turkey day

    I've suggested both of those ideas (Holiday Inn and the corn flakes) and was shot down.......
  5. Today (Wendesday) is turkey day

    for me, at least as far as cooking it. With my wife's disability I do all the cooking around here, and the family still thinks they have to go to Grandma's house for Thanksgiving dinner. I have never been able to get everything done on T-day the way every woman I've ever witnessed do it...I'm just not that smart/skilled/clever/you name it. So a few years ago I discovered if I cook the turkey a day ahead and just warm it up on T-day I can usually handle the mashed potatoes/gravy/cole slaw/other stuff on T day and get dinner served. All this diatribe is simply a precursor to my salute to all the family cooks (mostly women) who manage to do all this on T day...and ENJOY it (I haven't got to that part yet). Well done, T day cooks.....you are indeed talented! My turkey is coming out of the oven shortly...got to run.
  6. Lifes Simple Pleasures

    I certainly wouldn't espouse such an opinion!
  7. Using black iron pipe (gas line)

    Yeah, ours does too...that's why I want to make sure my part of the deal didn't leak. If he showed up and found a leak he'd leave without hooking me up...then it would be another 3 weeks before I could schedule him back.
  8. Lifes Simple Pleasures

    Dangit, late to the party again...story of my life.
  9. Using black iron pipe (gas line)

    Yep, loks like we're good to go. Now I'll put it back in place and wait for the LP guy to hook it up ( a week from Wed.)
  10. Lifes Simple Pleasures

    I thought cookies were a food group!
  11. Using black iron pipe (gas line)

    OK, I went ahead and tightened the offending joint one more turn (a tad too much, actually) and that seems to have made the whole thing tight. Whew! I'll leave the pressure gauge on it overnight just for kicks, but the last submersion test showed no bubbles.
  12. Wiping on water based poly

    What Ron said about thinning it is true, more than the manufacturer allows and you screw with the chemistry of the finish. If it will work without being diluted, give it a go. That said, Pete's experience is the first time I've ever seen anyone said it worked. Let us know how it turns out.
  13. Using black iron pipe (gas line)

    Well, Crap! Got it assembled, pressurized it and I have a very small leak right in the middle at the tee. What's worse is trying to find it drove me nuts, the spray bottle of soapy water didn't work so I had to take the entire assembly out to the pond and submerge it. I only knew it was leaking because the gauge on my gizmo was dropping. Next steps? I'm almost afraid to try and tighten it further, since I'd have to go a full circle to get everything lined up again...I can hear something cracking already. I guess I'll disassemble the joint and take a look at the threads to see if they are damaged, then replace as needed and reassemble...try again.
  14. How would you cut this arc?

    The lathe is going to give you the most consistent profile (I think). Maybe sub it out, after trying some of the other approaches (if they don't work).
  15. What i have been up to.

    Hoping for the best (health wise) and kudos on teaching the young man!

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