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Old 12-23-2010, 11:50 PM   #1441
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The generators are in the trailer on the right. 2nd trailer is my repair shop and spare parts storage. The remaining 4 trailers have the Counter IED training suite. One trailer is made up to look like an insurgents home with bomb making shop. It's very realistic. In 2 of the trailers they see videos and take quizes to get in the mind set of the bomber. In the last trailer they get to set IED's and try to kill the infidels. In a video simulation of course. The whole thing can be run in 4 different languages, English, Polish, Romanian and Hungarian. We are getting reports that this training has already helped to save lives. There are suites set up in the states and even more to be fielded in the future. We are the first mobile one. dorf dude...
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Old 12-25-2010, 03:35 AM   #1442
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"Let it Snow" Whoever wrote that song should be shotAnother 6 inches and still coming. Merry Christmas, dorf dude...
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Old 12-25-2010, 08:25 AM   #1443
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Merry Christmas to you too DD, it is snowing here for the first time in many years on Christmas Day.
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A Very Merry Christmas Shu!

All that snow in Europe has been making the headlines in the news here. Plenty of trouble at the airports we hear.
Stay warm and have a terrific day!
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Merry Christmas Shu. I hope you'll be able to spend some time with your boys today.
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My worst nightmare happened. I have wood worms. The other day I heard a munch, munch, munch. I located it in the new post I put in for the short wall I posted about earlier. I had yet to put a clear sealant on it. I mixed up a batch of very hot Borax and Bleach solution. The beam has a massive center crack so I dowsed it with a spray bottle. I soaked the whole beam. The crack allowed for deep penetration of the solution. So far so good, no more sounds from inside. I really think the Borax is the ticket. No need for expensive chemicals. I added some bleach just because it was already in the spray bottle I use in my shower. It couldn't hurt. Bleach kills everything. I've used Borax on 2 worm beams so far and no more worms. dorf dude...
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Borax is also good for getting mites off of dogs & cats.
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The post came from a neighbor. I was hoping the the worms had long gone. I didn't notice anything fresh when I cleaned it up like most of my old beams. Here's a pic of the crack. dorf dude...
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If you still have any concerns about any survival inside the beam, Shu...just give them the hot air gun treatment.

Even if the borax spray doesn't get everywhere - the heat will.
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If you still have any concerns about any survival inside the beam, Shu...just give them the hot air gun treatment.

Even if the borax spray doesn't get everywhere - the heat will.
Spot on Keith.

Wood critters can't take the heat. Don't burn the beam but make sure you get it good an hot. Remember one survivor (female) can produce enough offspring to eat you out of house and home, literally!
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Borax lingers forever in the wood. Heat is only temorary. The post is 8" x 8". Hard to get it hot inside with out a fire. I feel the Borax is the best long term solution. It will keep them away and kill at the same time. No distant relatives coming by for a vist. Bad place to hang out if you get my drift. Nothing tastes good here! dorf dude...
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I hear the weather is a trifle cool over that way.

We have ice on any fresh water outside here this morning, so the predicted cooler evenings are here.

I think we would rather have that than all the wind and rain.
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I hear the weather is a trifle cool over that way.

We have ice on any fresh water outside here this morning, so the predicted cooler evenings are here.

I think we would rather have that than all the wind and rain.
We had -24C this morning. Freeze your boogers at first breath! My car really complained about it too. I have no energy to work on things. This is one heck of a winter. All around the world so it seems. My pellet stove is at full and barely keeping me at comfort level. I still need to insulate more though. I can't wait for spring. Next year I will be ready. dorf dude...
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Now that is getting seriously cold.

How is the floor heating system working now? Still OK?
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Now that is getting seriously cold.

How is the floor heating system working now? Still OK?
My feet are really warm but other external cold loads are bringing the inside temp down. I really need to finish sealing this place up by next year. dorf dude...

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