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LloydDobler
Oct 15, 2005

You shared it with a dick.



Cybernetic Crumb

I'm sure I'm not the only person in this forum who thinks asphalt makes the best lawn.

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GnarlyCharlie4u
Sep 23, 2007

I have an unhealthy obsession with motorcycles.

Proof


LloydDobler posted:

I'm sure I'm not the only person in this forum who thinks asphalt makes the best lawn.

Unfortunately some of us have HOAs to deal with.
But also grass is nice and I live on a postage stamp sized yard.

Kazinsal
Dec 13, 2011




Growing a lawn in the desert makes is a criminal waste of water imo.

If you live somewhere that has rain three quarters of the year then sure why not, poo poo's going to grow whether you want it to or not. If the local soil is mostly sand and you can still see the bones of pioneers who strayed too far south on the Oregon trail, then you should definitely consider asphalt or astroturf or something that doesn't need more water per day than all the people in your neighbourhood.

taqueso
Mar 8, 2004









Fun Shoe

Yeah its best to use natural plants / xeroscape, and a huge lawn is a chore and for most people a giant nitrogen sink / chemical fert dropping ground. Clovers are rad**. I really prefer to use mostly organic nitrogen sources that break down over time from soil bacteria, such as milorganite (Milwalkee Organic Nitrogen*) - you basically can't over apply it, it's slow-release, and you aren't dumping chemical salts in your yard. You want to encourage a good soil microbiome that naturally keeps nutrients in the soil instead of adding water-soluble nitrogen sources. Some chemical stuff is fine for supplementing minerals but grass is mostly about nitrogen. If you select a good grass for your area you can likely get away with minimal watering if you can accept dormancy, and if you are in a water-poor area doing otherwise is lovely. A good modern grass is a big part of that, you can get stuff that uses low amounts of water, survives drought, etc.

Also watch what happens to the water in your yard. The default setup (at least in the US) is to dump all water out into the street/sewer as quickly as possible. You get way less utility than you could have if you design the yard to slow the flow of water so it has time to soak everywhere, or collect it in ponds / containers and redistribute it.

Personally, I like mowing especially after a day sitting in a chair typing, but I can do the entire lawn in 30 minutes with a push reel mower.


* it's poo poo processed into fertilizer in one of the first industrial humanure operations and you know milwalkians are packing some powerful shits. You can also check around locally, some cities have similar operations like austin's dillo dirt

** my minorly rich banker uncle bought a summer cabin place in some wooded hills near a stream and had the most beautiful lawn with clovers growing evenly throughout, not at all patchy, just wonderful looking and he was like "i dunno, i didn't do anything lawn just came like this"

the 'problem' with clover is that you can't bomb the whole yard with broadleaf herbicide that kills things that aren't grass so you have to have a healthy lawn that keeps weeds out

taqueso fucked around with this message at 01:51 on May 23, 2020

GnarlyCharlie4u
Sep 23, 2007

I have an unhealthy obsession with motorcycles.

Proof


Kazinsal posted:

Growing a lawn in the desert makes is a criminal waste of water imo.

If you live somewhere that has rain three quarters of the year then sure why not, poo poo's going to grow whether you want it to or not. If the local soil is mostly sand and you can still see the bones of pioneers who strayed too far south on the Oregon trail, then you should definitely consider asphalt or astroturf or something that doesn't need more water per day than all the people in your neighbourhood.

Yeah lawns in the desert is incredibly hosed.
My buddy in Vegas embraced the local landscape and his instagram is awesome. Tortoises, iguanas, lizards and poo poo, crazy looking birds, cacti. It's loving rad.

I have watered my lawn maybe a handful of times, and it was more just to soften the soil for aeration/seeding than anything else.

Anywho, I'm gonna BBQ tomorrow. I plan on tossing 3 pork butts on the smoker because "smoke 'em if ya got 'em" right?
I bought the bone in to do David Chang's Bo Ssam recipe but I'm too loving lazy to go back to the grocery store just for ginger and scallions and bok choy so gently caress it all three are going on and I'm just gonna share with coworkers.
The other 2 were a 2-pack from Costco.

jonathan
Jul 3, 2005
Probation
Can't post for 30 days!


Tell me your thoughts on supercharged s550 coyote mustangs. They seem to make around 700rwhp which is a nice healthy highway pull car.

Scathach
Apr 4, 2011

You know that thing where you sleep on your arm funny and when you wake up it's all numb? Yeah that's my whole world right now.




Hi! I was told to come post in AI because I have a poo poo ton of project vehicles and like half of them are loving Fords. So hello new friends.

Wrar
Sep 9, 2002



Soiled Meat

Scathach posted:

Hi! I was told to come post in AI because I have a poo poo ton of project vehicles and like half of them are loving Fords. So hello new friends.

Hello what era of loving Fords are we talkin'?

Scathach
Apr 4, 2011

You know that thing where you sleep on your arm funny and when you wake up it's all numb? Yeah that's my whole world right now.




I have an 85 Bronco II, an 86 Bronco II, and a 2008 police interceptor that was an accidental gift.

The non-hell-cars are a 1986 Fiero and a 1979 Nova. I mean the Fiero is bad because it's half metric and half not, and every bolt is different, but it's cute and stupid fast.

We used to have a house bus, 2001 New Flier. Also a pain.



Scathach fucked around with this message at 03:11 on May 23, 2020

Boaz MacPhereson
Jul 11, 2006

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No Name
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Two good eyes No Busted Limbs
Piss OK Genitals intact
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O NEGATIVE HI OCTANE
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Lone Road Warrior Rundown
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No guzzoline No supplies
ISOLATE PSYCHOTIC
Keep muzzled...


Come for the mini Broncos, stay for the disco Nova. Welcome to the party.

Deteriorata
Feb 6, 2005

The general increasing love of athletics is benefiting our young men, and making their lives better and more worth the living.

Scathach posted:

I have an 85 Bronco II, an 86 Bronco II, and a 2008 police interceptor that was an accidental gift.

The non-hell-cars are a 1986 Fiero and a 1979 Nova. I mean the Fiero is bad because it's half metric and half not, and every bolt is different, but it's cute and stupid fast.

We used to have a house bus, 2001 New Flier. Also a pain.





Welcome home, friend.

cursedshitbox
May 20, 2012

Your rear-end wont survive my hammering.



Fun Shoe

Scathach posted:


We used to have a house bus, 2001 New Flier. Also a pain.



You're cool. Welcome to AI

Kazinsal
Dec 13, 2011




Scathach posted:

I have an 85 Bronco II, an 86 Bronco II, and a 2008 police interceptor that was an accidental gift.

The non-hell-cars are a 1986 Fiero and a 1979 Nova. I mean the Fiero is bad because it's half metric and half not, and every bolt is different, but it's cute and stupid fast.

We used to have a house bus, 2001 New Flier. Also a pain.







Welcome to the family.

Scathach
Apr 4, 2011

You know that thing where you sleep on your arm funny and when you wake up it's all numb? Yeah that's my whole world right now.




Hell yeah! Thanks y'all. I'll post pics of em all soon... even the drat interceptor. It still has the drug detector light and a terrible back seat built for handcuffs.

Liquid Communism
Mar 9, 2004


Out here, everything hurts.




Fun Shoe

Scathach posted:

I have an 85 Bronco II, an 86 Bronco II, and a 2008 police interceptor that was an accidental gift.

The non-hell-cars are a 1986 Fiero and a 1979 Nova. I mean the Fiero is bad because it's half metric and half not, and every bolt is different, but it's cute and stupid fast.

We used to have a house bus, 2001 New Flier. Also a pain.





What up CVPI buddy. I've got a 2010 P7B that's still in livery with the logos stripped. Post more on your projects!

That picture reminds me, Ford may have actually sold me on a new car. Saw the pics of the mule for the 2021 2-door Bronco, as well as a few concept renders, and it may be what I need in the way of a short wheelbase SUV that's not a FIAT-era Jeep.

Scathach
Apr 4, 2011

You know that thing where you sleep on your arm funny and when you wake up it's all numb? Yeah that's my whole world right now.




I kinda like those but I don't think they'll have the rear windows I want. And I'm pretty attached to the 80's aesthetic.

Elviscat
Jan 1, 2008

High Energy, Good Feeling!



Old Broncos are mega cool, good condition ones have been mega expensive recently.

So you're not loving in a bus anymore?



Unrelated, the pork I made today, smoked it (cut into ~ 1 lb chunks) directly at 225 for 4½ hours, then put it into a pan with garlic, onions, a cup of veggie stock and a can of dry hard apple cider, cooked it at 325 for an additional 3 hours, then removed it to a separate pan for pulling.

This is right before the shredding.



It was very good.

slidebite
Nov 6, 2005

Good egg


I've sort of had a soft spot for the Bronco II. Any word if Ford is going to do one based on the new Ranger?

GnarlyCharlie4u posted:

I live in a new neighborhood. They bulldozed all the soil right down to clay and threw sod on top. It used to be lush farmland before they developed it. Could have been promising but the developer hosed it.
Literally every developer has does that for years out here. The sweet deal is the soil they take away, they charge to bring back.

That said, we never have the problems with laying sod right on clay, that's insane. Usually 4-6" of topsoil (often aforementioned stuff that should be there anyhow) gets put down before the sod.

Liquid Communism
Mar 9, 2004


Out here, everything hurts.




Fun Shoe

Scathach posted:

I kinda like those but I don't think they'll have the rear windows I want. And I'm pretty attached to the 80's aesthetic.

Yeah, I agree, but out here they're the same way Jeep XJ's are, impossible to find for a reasonable price unless they're swiss cheese rotten from road salt.


slidebite posted:

I've sort of had a soft spot for the Bronco II. Any word if Ford is going to do one based on the new Ranger?

Yeah, the new Broncos are supposed to be on the new Ranger platform.

IOwnCalculus
Apr 2, 2003





Hertz filing for bankruptcy.

Galler
Jan 27, 2008



I've got a 15'x30' front yard that is maintaned by the HOA and the rest of my property is mostly hardscape. I don't like being in an HOA and I would like a bit more property but I'm pretty happy with not having to maintain a yard anymore.

kastein
Aug 31, 2011

Moderator at http://www.ridgelineownersclub.com/forums/and soon to be mod of AI. MAKE AI GREAT AGAIN. Motronic for VP.


Grass is stupid and I want nothing to do with it. We're going to have a Douglas fir and moss lawn at our next place. Also if you park more cars on it, you have less grass to mow.

Rhyno
Mar 22, 2003

Google Image Results for
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I cleared a ton of my backyard and I just hate nature in general. Just too much effort for a space I won't even spend time in.

cakesmith handyman
Jul 22, 2007

Pip-Pip old chap! Last one in is a rotten egg what what.



I have kids and a dog, that said I mow the lawn when it needs it and occasionally choose a patch of weeds to victimise with a spray bottle. Other than that the birds love it, the kids and dog run all over it, is not a hazard. I don't give it any more mind-space than that.

The patch at the front however, 8'x10' between house, borders, retaining wall etc, too small to mow, too visible to leave. It needs some decorative slab effort on it then it'll never be a problem again.

I'm going to make a concerted effort to unfuck my garage/hobby space today, I've been thinking about what the real problem is (surprise, it's my brain) and I'm going to chuck everything I don't want in there into a new home or the trailer (holding space for the tip). Then I'm going to finish the three or four projects that are sat there needing small amounts of effort getting in each others way.

Then I'm going to need some way to park the two kids ride-on projects that doesn't just flat out fill the floor. Miniature 2-post lift?

Wonder if I can get a scrapper to come get the S40? There's nothing of value in or on it and that's like a quarter of the total car space just sitting there.

CAT INTERCEPTOR
Nov 9, 2004

I think you mean dont piss in the sink....again!

IOwnCalculus posted:

Hertz filing for bankruptcy.

oooof.


Rhyno posted:

I cleared a ton of my backyard and I just hate nature in general. Just too much effort for a space I won't even spend time in.

Thats why you need to collect shitboxes.

Ferremit
Sep 14, 2007
if I haven't posted about MY LANDCRUISER yet, check my bullbars for kangaroo prints

I bought myself an Ozbraai!

Cant wait to get it and start to play with fire and meat.

https://www.ozbraai.com.au/product/...eel-camp-braai/

Harry Fisher uses it heaps in his Fire To Fork series and its gonna be so awesome when im out in the bush.

Kazinsal
Dec 13, 2011




Elviscat posted:

Unrelated, the pork I made today, smoked it (cut into ~ 1 lb chunks) directly at 225 for 4½ hours, then put it into a pan with garlic, onions, a cup of veggie stock and a can of dry hard apple cider, cooked it at 325 for an additional 3 hours, then removed it to a separate pan for pulling.

This is right before the shredding.



It was very good.

Oh maaaaan that looks good.

I've got ten pounds of fresh, ridiculously high quality ground beef incoming in a couple days, direct from a relative's farm up north. Dad brought home a hundred friggin pounds of the stuff, and I have no idea what he's going to do with it all other than fill up his freezer for the next year and a half.

IOwnCalculus posted:

Hertz filing for bankruptcy.

womp womp

Humphreys
Jan 26, 2013

We conceived a way to use my mother as a porn mule


Geoj posted:



Goddammit Ohio two beauty salons, a tanning salon, a tattoo parlor, a barber shop and a tobacco store



Ozark laundering all in one handy location!

CommieGIR
Aug 22, 2006

If Godzilla can do it, you know I can deliver!

Pillbug

Time Laps Merc Heavy Duty Diesel rebuild:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VNAsmSBNdWs

Elviscat
Jan 1, 2008

High Energy, Good Feeling!



That's really cool, how often would an engine like that get rebuilt, every half million kilometers or so?

Kivi
Aug 1, 2006
I care

How weird am I if I reaaaally like mowing grass? I used to do that for summers, and still offer up to mow my friends lawns. I've mowed grass in snow and thunder storms too, and during the last months I started doing stripes and forms on the the lawns which resulted someone bringing a vodka bottle, broken mower and pair of work mittens to one of the public places where I used to mow.

Cleared out few bushes and restored grass, too. Local shop had a huge council owned part of street covered in weeds and bushes, I took one week to properly weed it out and it's still cleared and in good grass - the company also got a good bonus for doing that. I did few spots more afterwards. I also killed rare and protected trees by just hitting them too many times with my mower.

Nidhg00670000
Mar 26, 2010

We're in the pipe, five by five.

Grimey Drawer

Elviscat posted:

That's really cool, how often would an engine like that get rebuilt, every half million kilometers or so?

When it breaks. If then.

Fermented Tinal
Aug 25, 2005
PLEASE SHUT THE FUCK UP

tia


A dealership got back to me, they can't really offer much more information until Monday but apparently there are no manual Hakone Edition 86s in Canada atm, I very well could be the first person interested in one.

A few other dealerships have told me to pound salt.

NumbersMatching320
Oct 24, 2010

RESALE VALUE, MEIN HERR




Pillbug

CommieGIR posted:

Time Laps Merc Heavy Duty Diesel rebuild:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VNAsmSBNdWs

Nice Detroit.

Elviscat posted:

That's really cool, how often would an engine like that get rebuilt, every half million kilometers or so?

I've seen those eat poo poo at 700000 km and I've seen em still rocking at 1.5m. Benchmark is a million km for most heavy truck motors.

KillHour
Oct 28, 2007




https://buffalo.craigslist.org/cto/...7121303258.html

Taking suggestions for what this should go in.

Coredump
Dec 1, 2002
All I'm saying is that should be enough to arouse some suspicion is all.


KillHour posted:

https://buffalo.craigslist.org/cto/...7121303258.html

Taking suggestions for what this should go in.

69-70 Mustang Grande,

Elviscat
Jan 1, 2008

High Energy, Good Feeling!



KillHour posted:

https://buffalo.craigslist.org/cto/...7121303258.html

Taking suggestions for what this should go in.

Any '50-'85 stepside pickup

cursedshitbox
May 20, 2012

Your rear-end wont survive my hammering.



Fun Shoe

KillHour posted:

https://buffalo.craigslist.org/cto/...7121303258.html

Taking suggestions for what this should go in.

Chrysler New Yorker. Any boxy rwd one.

Big Taint
Oct 19, 2003



Kivi posted:

How weird am I if I reaaaally like mowing grass?

I really like cleaning swimming pools. Į\_(ツ)_/Į

5/23 Quarantine Productivity Update:



The dust collector for the blaster came, so sheís mounted up. Got the casters on and some little LED lights that stick up inside. Mounted an outlet strip on it. Iím hoping that I can run the vac and one of the compressors on the garage circuit, and the other compressor off an extension cord somewhere in the house. The dust collector is a lot bigger than I expected!



The rudder and centerboard on the Flying Junior are falling apart; I am stripping the old varnish off so I can glue them up and refinish them.



The PO made a custom tiller extension holder from an d piece of garden hose.



When I bought it the forestay tensioner was missing, I was just lashing it down but that was annoying and janky. I ordered the proper (if slightly oversized) piece of hardware. Itís a baby Highfield lever.



The shrouds have multiple holes so I can dial in rig tension when I change the rake of the mast.

The wire rigging is pretty old and kinky so Iím going to replace it with Dyneema, and make all new running rigging too. Iíll probably do that on Monday, today I spent most of the day redoing more goddamn fencing at the house and fighting juniper bushes infested with poison oak, and tomorrow Iím going to finish building a fence at my parentsí house.

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Ether Frenzy
Dec 22, 2006



Nap Ghost

Rhyno posted:

I cleared a ton of my backyard and I just hate nature in general. Just too much effort for a space I won't even spend time in.

I wonder if those trees that used to be there drank any of that water that now lives in your basement...

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