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Old 10-06-2017, 08:12 AM   #1081
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They have more mosquitoes than us. They can keep it!
Bigger that yours yes, more than you... I dunno. They don't last as long. Not a single one in the first week of Sept when up there. I'll have to ask Ms. Bob if she was chewed on anything besides fire ants at your place.

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Old 10-06-2017, 08:29 AM   #1082
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yes!!!!!!!!! so glad to hear its a wart!!!!!!!

as for alaska? well ill take the heat and humidity.. (I may have given up my pricey downtown st pete apartment.. but the wheels are already turnin for a florida place to hang out when its spittin flakes in the north.. actually my business partner was already working on it for awhile now....)..

so florida wont be totally rid of me that easy lolol
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The older I get the more I hate it. I grew up in FL and didn't so much. Well, except the week of Boy Scouts when they decided to go camping at 104. That stands out in the memories. Post-Navy is when I noticed I guess. Took me another 8 yrs to finally bail. Turns out SC sucks even more. On top of the heat and humidity, you have the SBSP (Southern Baptist Secret Police) telling you when it's ok to buy beer and even general merchandise and when you can't. Took 5 yrs to pull the plug there. Now I'm stuck in MD. Anyone want to buy a house?

Meta data says 7/21 at 8:40am
Weather Underground says it was 84ish degrees.

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Old 10-06-2017, 08:29 AM   #1083
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Old 10-06-2017, 08:29 AM   #1084
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FL is ranked #1 for skeeters as a state in most models. Odd that we only have one city in the top 20.
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Old 10-06-2017, 08:51 AM   #1085
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FL is ranked #1 for skeeters as a state in most models. Odd that we only have one city in the top 20.
I wonder what that is based on. There are a few large cities on there and then there are a few smaller cities s well. Miami made it but Tampa, Orlando, and JAX did not. JAX is a million in population. Bigger than Asheville by a long shot.
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Old 10-06-2017, 11:05 AM   #1086
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its interesting as it seems to me in florida (at least when i go) that the skeeters are in areas away from water.. in st pete if I was out along the restaraunts, coffee shops, hanging in the parks near the bay or beach i never got bit.. walk in a couple miles or go to orlando and I got my ass chewed off...

anywhere near everglades or swamps will be skeeter H-E-double L. im guess thats why FL ranks as #1 because of the areas outside of the cities that are breeding grounds for them.

stands to reason why akron-cleveland are bad.. (and they are).. as alot of that area seems to have ponds and standing water esp in wetter years like this year..

atlanta and surround for sure!! I cant hardly sit out on a hotel patio in the evening around atlanta without my off-backwoods sprayed on thick!.

its been warm here this week.. near or in the low 80s.. normal for today in columbus ohio is 69 for the high.. its cloudy today (of course.. its columbus) but still is 65 already at 11am..

ill take it!..
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Old 10-06-2017, 12:39 PM   #1087
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its interesting as it seems to me in florida (at least when i go) that the skeeters are in areas away from water.. in st pete if I was out along the restaraunts, coffee shops, hanging in the parks near the bay or beach i never got bit.. walk in a couple miles or go to orlando and I got my ass chewed off...

anywhere near everglades or swamps will be skeeter H-E-double L. im guess thats why FL ranks as #1 because of the areas outside of the cities that are breeding grounds for them.

stands to reason why akron-cleveland are bad.. (and they are).. as alot of that area seems to have ponds and standing water esp in wetter years like this year..

atlanta and surround for sure!! I cant hardly sit out on a hotel patio in the evening around atlanta without my off-backwoods sprayed on thick!.

its been warm here this week.. near or in the low 80s.. normal for today in columbus ohio is 69 for the high.. its cloudy today (of course.. its columbus) but still is 65 already at 11am..

ill take it!..
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Old 10-06-2017, 12:47 PM   #1088
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Note to self: Sit between Chris and Ms. Bob when outside. I won't get touched!!!
Note to self - get EC to make the fires.. I wont get touched!
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Old 10-06-2017, 02:04 PM   #1089
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Off the top of your head, what was the size of the thread all you used?

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Old 10-06-2017, 02:10 PM   #1090
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Old 10-06-2017, 02:28 PM   #1091
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Hrrrmmmm, ok. I was thinking 7/8" just to over engineer but thought that might be 2 stops over yours instead of one. I think 1" would be way too much. With 7/8" I should be able to use 1" pipe for the flanges.
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Old 10-06-2017, 06:49 PM   #1092
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Hrrrmmmm, ok. I was thinking 7/8" just to over engineer but thought that might be 2 stops over yours instead of one. I think 1" would be way too much. With 7/8" I should be able to use 1" pipe for the flanges.
I'd use 7/8" if I was buying the stuff. I got mine free, so that's how we rolled!
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Hrrrmmmm, ok. I was thinking 7/8" just to over engineer but thought that might be 2 stops over yours instead of one. I think 1" would be way too much. With 7/8" I should be able to use 1" pipe for the flanges.
Stop thinking and get wrenching!!! I plan on having skoolie get together Summer '18 and you and ECCB better damn well be done so you can make it.
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I'd use 7/8" if I was buying the stuff. I got mine free, so that's how we rolled!
I did a REALLY quick check of the sheet metal shop, I don't think they had any. I saw steel rod but it wasn't threaded. I have to check the bus to see if the guy helping me load left his knife on my bus. If he did, I'll check more carefully. Even with their jacked up prices it's got to be cheaper than Home Depot. I still need some schedule 80 pipe. I want to get some just over the thread rod diameter and weld it to the flanges.

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Stop thinking and get wrenching!!! I plan on having skoolie get together Summer '18 and you and ECCB better damn well be done so you can make it.
It's still road worthy even with half of the rivets gone. Drove it to the sheet metal shop. I hope to have the metal up before it gets "cold" here. I need to get grinding on the rest of the rivets so I can reskin at a moment's notice if it hits +80 again. If not, I'm not sure what I'll do. Maybe one of those propane flame thrower things. Should be able to get enough heat in the sheet once hung with clecos. Heat it up good then drill in new holes for rivets.
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Stop thinking and get wrenching!!! I plan on having skoolie get together Summer '18 and you and ECCB better damn well be done so you can make it.
I'll be there, but likely not in RYO.
Currently have this bus for sale to pay for a wedding and medical expenses for a friend with cancer.
We'll see how it goes.
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We normally don't take kindly to GoFundMe soliciting on this site, but Eddie is a special case....
If anyone wants to help a hard working guy fight stage 4 cancer here's his link-

https://www.gofundme.com/helpedsampson

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We normally don't take kindly to GoFundMe soliciting on this site, but Eddie is a special case....
If anyone wants to help a hard working guy fight stage 4 cancer here's his link-

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I think helping a good friend beat cancer is a LOT different than someone coming on and getting their bus dream funded..
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Chris, you're a HELL of a nice person. Friends like you are what make the world a great place, thanks so much!!!

After a weekend of burying my little brother it feels good to try and help someone, and I LOVE Eddie so much!!!
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I agree. Going to do what I can to help tomorrow. Praying for Eddie.
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