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General Preparedness Discussion • Re: HOW DID YOU SURVIVE THE RECENT STORM

January 30, 2017 peekachoo 0

To convert all you need is an orifice above the carburetor and turn off the gas and turn on the propane. The pressure on the orifice may be adjusted as needed to make the engine run right. I have engines now that have run 16 years this way.

Back to the storm, it is just a light winter here. We usually have about 6 weeks to 2 months below freezing. Its only froze about 3 weeks so far.

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General Preparedness Discussion • Re: HOW DID YOU SURVIVE THE RECENT STORM

January 29, 2017 peekachoo 0

It is endless what can be done with propane. A propne company was trading out old tanks and selling new tanks and selling me the old ones for $50 each. I made grain silos,water tanks, goat sheds, BB pits, feed bunks, air tanks, and even rebuilt some for propane tanks..We were driving out in Utah and ran out of gas in our 1979 Bronco. We had propane tanks on our pop up camper on the back. I converted the Bronco to propane and we drove 50 miles to the next gas station. Generators and pumps can be converted to propane for less than $20. We try to keep 2 years worth of propane on hand at all times.

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A.N.T.S. • Re: Doctors who only take cash

January 27, 2017 peekachoo 0

I was told I needed a colonoscopy. I didnt have insurance. I called the Dr. and he said he charged $800 but if I would pay $500 up front he would do it. I called the hospital and they said they charged $1200 but if I would pay $600 up front they would do it. After the procedure the hospital sent my $600 back to me.

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General Preparedness Discussion • Re: HOW DID YOU SURVIVE THE RECENT STORM

January 27, 2017 peekachoo 0

We have several 500 gallon tanks with belly valves and filler hoses. We can fill the 20 lb bottles for about $5 or $6. We have 4 propane livestock water tank heaters. The ice gets 5 or 6 inches thick without them. We fill all the tanks in the summer when propane is the cheapest. The propane trucks cant get here in the winter.

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Gardening • Re: Frozen pipes

January 26, 2017 peekachoo 0

Flowing water wont freeze in warmer climates but it has here 42 inches below the surface. I worked on frozon water all day. Everything is watered tonight. Be prepared for the worst.

Statistics: Posted by peekachoo — Wed Jan 25, 2017 9:58 pm


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Gardening • Re: Frozen pipes

January 25, 2017 peekachoo 0

If the pipes are where you can see them, you can use a propane torch to thaw them. If they are underground and made of steel you can use a portable welder by connecting the ground cable to one end and the positive cable to the other end and letting the welder run till the pipe gets warm. This does not work on plastic or copper. You may have to dig them out and warm them up or wait till spring and let mother nature warm them. I am hauling water to my cows and horses now because my lines are all froze. They will thaw in March.

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General Family Preparedness • Re: Horse diapers

January 23, 2017 peekachoo 0
terrapin wrote:
What d’ya think?
should the Amish be required to put diapers on their horses?

I’m gonna wade right in, and say, “HeII no!”

We will agree. Some trails here in Colorado require horses to wear diapers!

Statistics: Posted by peekachoo — Sun Jan 22, 2017 9:17 pm


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General Family Preparedness • Re: A new day, a new leader, a direction less traveled

January 22, 2017 peekachoo 0
pilgrimtr wrote:
well I guess I’m the loner on the post. I have been a Trump supporter from the day he announced. and so far I like what I see.
that doesn’t mean he gets a pass from me. I will be watching and praying for him. I think he will keep his word better than any of the Washington insiders have ever done. pilgrim :clap::thumbsup::thumbup::gunsmile:

We did too and still believe in him!

Statistics: Posted by peekachoo — Sun Jan 22, 2017 12:11 pm