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Posted: 4/21/2003 10:27:54 PM EDT
Among the other news of my busy Monday, I learned I have termites. Sometimes South Florida really sucks ass. So in a week or so I get to play boyscout and camp out for 2 days while my house gets tented. I can't just go check into local luxury hotel because round these parts dumbasses run into tented houses trying to hold their breath and steal your DVD player. Usually they don't make it out, but still. So me and a few toys (AR15, MP5, etc.) are gonna pull a fire watch and keep things secure. My first genius idea is to wheel the refrigerator onto the back yard patio where I'll be bived. I can run a extention cord and have snacks and drinks and it will be one less hassle to store the frige food at the niehgbors while the house gets tented. Anyone else have any ideas to make 2 days go by quick and comfy?
Link Posted: 4/21/2003 10:33:22 PM EDT
Link Posted: 4/21/2003 10:38:01 PM EDT
Well, as long as you have power, food, beer, PC, internet connection, bathroom facilites and some way of keeping the bugs and critters off you while you sleep I'd say you're set.
Link Posted: 4/21/2003 10:38:21 PM EDT
Man that sucks. Maybe you'll get robbed a couple of times. Get to shoot at running blind dumbasses!
Link Posted: 4/21/2003 10:40:09 PM EDT
tv, vcr and pam grier movies.
Link Posted: 4/21/2003 10:40:42 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Gloftoe: beer and hookers? [:D]
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Don't drink, wife said no to hookers.
Link Posted: 4/21/2003 10:42:25 PM EDT
Originally Posted By SteyrAUG: Among the other news of my busy Monday, I learned So me and a few toys (AR15, MP5, etc.) are gonna pull a fire watch and keep things secure.
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Happy Hunting! [50]
Link Posted: 4/21/2003 10:42:54 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Airwolf: Well, as long as you have power, food, beer, PC, internet connection, bathroom facilites and some way of keeping the bugs and critters off you while you sleep I'd say you're set.
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Power, check. Food, check. Cokes (don't drink beer), check. No PC or net connection. Bathroom, neighbors. Critters, Off and Citronela lamps.
Link Posted: 4/21/2003 10:59:34 PM EDT
good little hiding spot to watch the guys go in the house so then you can shoot them......we need some new stories here on the boards. Dont get seen....just wait till there in, then cap them on the way out.
Link Posted: 4/21/2003 11:10:31 PM EDT
Originally Posted By SteyrAUG: I can't just go check into local luxury hotel because round these parts dumbasses run into tented houses trying to hold their breath and steal your DVD player. Usually they don't make it out, but still. So me and a few toys (AR15, MP5, etc.) are gonna pull a fire watch and keep things secure. My first genius idea is to wheel the refrigerator onto the back yard patio where I'll be bived. I can run a extention cord and have snacks and drinks and it will be one less hassle to store the frige food at the niehgbors while the house gets tented. Anyone else have any ideas to make 2 days go by quick and comfy?
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I don't have any ideas on how to pass the time, but I got a remark and a couple of dumb question though. (1)That's the shitz. Man those people are pretty brazen. You have to stand guard just to keep those POS alive. (2) Is it safe to be so near that poison even though you are outside? even thought the poison the exterminators use are reg'd with the EPA etc, nevertheless, it is still a poison. (3)I was on vacation in Miami in the summer a few years ago, and those mosquitoes are HUGE, you're gonna campout in the backyard? My family used nearly a whole bottle of insect repellant.
Link Posted: 4/22/2003 3:28:28 AM EDT
Rent yourself a nice, comfortable, air-conditioned RV, park it by your tented house and chill out.
Link Posted: 4/22/2003 3:40:03 AM EDT
You could always test some of your chemical protection gear and gas masks..
Link Posted: 4/22/2003 3:44:55 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 4/22/2003 3:45:45 AM EDT by Slacker]
Originally Posted By skipperJ: Rent yourself a nice, comfortable, air-conditioned RV, park it by your tented house and chill out.
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That is the best idea so far. EDITED TO ADD: Just don't use Cruise America. They might call the cops if they find out that you have a gun in the RV.
Link Posted: 4/22/2003 4:16:13 AM EDT
Have you thought about trying to fix the problem yourself? Everyone I've seen that had a so-called professional attack their termite problem had serious side-effects from the poison that ends-up coating everything they own. Plus, the poison isn't permanent so the termites return. Thirty years ago, you could buy good stuff that would kill the termites and keep them away, but not anymore. In my house, I ripped-out all of the infested wood, raised my house a foot to get it higher off of the ground (house-jacks are fun!), removed all of the wood that's within a foot of the ground, put about a foot deep by 2 feet wide moat of sand of the proper grain size (the size that's too small for the termites to crawl through but too large for them to push around) around everything that touches the ground, and got rid of all sources of dampness near the house (including cutting down a tree to get much of one side of the house out of the shade, routing the AC drain farther from the house, cutting-down bushes, did some grading to slope the ground away from the house all of the way around). Other than seeing a lone termite every once in a while, I haven't had a problem in over 20 years. If the termites are attracted to your house, there's a reason. Temporarily killing them off, while it will help, won't keep them away forever. Make your house a less attractive target, and you will win the battle.z
Link Posted: 4/22/2003 4:23:25 AM EDT
[size=6]PORN![/SIZE=6]
Link Posted: 4/22/2003 5:14:47 AM EDT
Originally Posted By SteyrAUG: No PC or net connection.
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Why not? You got the cord, just plug an extension cord into it for your computer stuff. You can get a router and a verrrrry long ethernet cord (or a cordless router) and hook up to the net. Go for it!
Link Posted: 4/22/2003 5:23:59 AM EDT
Originally Posted By SteyrAUG: Power, check. Food, check. Cokes (don't drink beer), check. No PC or net connection. [B]Bathroom, neighbors.[/B] Critters, Off and Citronela lamps.
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This reminds me of the pissing out in the back yard thread of some time ago. You aren't gonna be real popular with that neighbor when you come knocking every few hours just to take a piss. Especially in the middle of the night. Might want to use some tarp to make yourself a bit of privacy. For the wife, get a pickle bucket and a toilet seat. make sure you have a water hose to rinse the bucket. Don't crap in it unless you have a garbage bag to line the bucket (emergency use).
Link Posted: 4/22/2003 6:45:55 AM EDT
Originally Posted By zoom: Have you thought about trying to fix the problem yourself? Everyone I've seen that had a so-called professional attack their termite problem had serious side-effects from the poison that ends-up coating everything they own. Plus, the poison isn't permanent so the termites return. Thirty years ago, you could buy good stuff that would kill the termites and keep them away, but not anymore. In my house, I ripped-out all of the infested wood, raised my house a foot to get it higher off of the ground (house-jacks are fun!), removed all of the wood that's within a foot of the ground, put about a foot deep by 2 feet wide moat of sand of the proper grain size (the size that's too small for the termites to crawl through but too large for them to push around) around everything that touches the ground, and got rid of all sources of dampness near the house (including cutting down a tree to get much of one side of the house out of the shade, routing the AC drain farther from the house, cutting-down bushes, did some grading to slope the ground away from the house all of the way around). Other than seeing a lone termite every once in a while, I haven't had a problem in over 20 years. If the termites are attracted to your house, there's a reason. Temporarily killing them off, while it will help, won't keep them away forever. Make your house a less attractive target, and you will win the battle.z
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I think it takes like 1 day to kill the critters and another day to ventilate and blow out the gas. All that advice is the same I got on a termite company pamphelet to prevent re-infestation. But I think sometimes you can help it because the wind blows the queen in, and they establish themselve on your house. Most termite companies offer a service where they come and inpsect and spray around your house. I think they come something like once every 3 months or so.
Link Posted: 4/22/2003 9:01:59 AM EDT
Originally Posted By warlord:
Originally Posted By zoom: Have you thought about trying to fix the problem yourself? Everyone I've seen that had a so-called professional attack their termite problem had serious side-effects from the poison that ends-up coating everything they own. Plus, the poison isn't permanent so the termites return. Thirty years ago, you could buy good stuff that would kill the termites and keep them away, but not anymore. In my house, I ripped-out all of the infested wood, raised my house a foot to get it higher off of the ground (house-jacks are fun!), removed all of the wood that's within a foot of the ground, put about a foot deep by 2 feet wide moat of sand of the proper grain size (the size that's too small for the termites to crawl through but too large for them to push around) around everything that touches the ground, and got rid of all sources of dampness near the house (including cutting down a tree to get much of one side of the house out of the shade, routing the AC drain farther from the house, cutting-down bushes, did some grading to slope the ground away from the house all of the way around). Other than seeing a lone termite every once in a while, I haven't had a problem in over 20 years. If the termites are attracted to your house, there's a reason. Temporarily killing them off, while it will help, won't keep them away forever. Make your house a less attractive target, and you will win the battle.z
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I think it takes like 1 day to kill the critters and another day to ventilate and blow out the gas. All that advice is the same I got on a termite company pamphelet to prevent re-infestation. But I think sometimes you can help it because the wind blows the queen in, and they establish themselve on your house. Most termite companies offer a service where they come and inpsect and spray around your house. I think they come something like once every 3 months or so.
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Got subteranians. They come in from underground. Just the price of living in Florida, nobody is immune. Even if you jack your house off the ground. To kill them right you gotta tent for 2 days. I'm gonna do termite bait spikes in the yard as a preventative. Also gonna look into the RV rental, good idea.
Link Posted: 4/22/2003 9:32:33 AM EDT
Where's the wife staying?
Link Posted: 4/22/2003 11:21:00 AM EDT
Originally Posted By m193: Where's the wife staying?
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Who did you think the MP5 was for? [:D] But probably go the rented RV route for AC, etc.
Link Posted: 4/22/2003 11:35:01 AM EDT
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Link Posted: 4/22/2003 1:24:54 PM EDT
Wait SA....... You say you have Subterranians? They only do fumigations for Drywood Termites! Are they trying to rim 'ya by telling you, you need a fume for Subs? If it's subs they are treated from the ground! Drywoods..... they can form colonys directly into the wood! Like Coz_45 said.... you better check, as I know fumes are $$$$.... If it's subs they treat under and around the slab depending on type of slab!
Link Posted: 4/22/2003 2:09:10 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Dru: Wait SA....... You say you have Subterranians? They only do fumigations for Drywood Termites! Are they trying to rim 'ya by telling you, you need a fume for Subs? If it's subs they are treated from the ground! Drywoods..... they can form colonys directly into the wood! Like Coz_45 said.... you better check, as I know fumes are $$$$.... If it's subs they treat under and around the slab depending on type of slab!
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Might not have been subs, but I definitely got them. Saw the debris piles with critters in it myself. Got several inspections and all say need tenting.
Link Posted: 4/22/2003 5:31:27 PM EDT
Yep… The debris piles sound like drywoods to me. The debris is actually their poop! Fecal pellets that they kick out of their galleries! Look at the fecal pellets under a microscope or magnifying glass…. Looks like little pieces of corn! [img]http://mins.net/ubb/graemlins/lol.gif[/img]
Link Posted: 4/22/2003 6:04:12 PM EDT
We just tented our new (70 year old) house. Some of the base plates were so riddled that you could have crushed the 2x4 with your bare hand. Not that bad overall though.
Link Posted: 4/22/2003 7:11:57 PM EDT
Goddamn RV Rentals ain't cheap. Gonna be a grand to tent the house and half as much for a RV for the weekend. CRAP.
Link Posted: 4/22/2003 9:08:35 PM EDT
Originally Posted By SteyrAUG: Goddamn RV Rentals ain't cheap. Gonna be a grand to tent the house and half as much for a RV for the weekend. CRAP.
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You can always live in a tent for 2 days...just kidding. Just be thankful you don't live in Calif, and have atermite problem. There was an explosion from a tenting operation because the exterminating company messed-up and did't turn-off the natural gas. The exterminating company lost the ensuing lawsuit, and now the exterminating companies has to call the Gas company to turn-off the natural gas and the liablitity insurance has tripled for exterminating companies.
Link Posted: 4/22/2003 10:32:47 PM EDT
Originally Posted By warlord:
Originally Posted By SteyrAUG: Goddamn RV Rentals ain't cheap. Gonna be a grand to tent the house and half as much for a RV for the weekend. CRAP.
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You can always live in a tent for 2 days...just kidding.
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For $500 I'm seriously thinking about it.
Link Posted: 4/23/2003 5:17:20 AM EDT
For $500 you should tent it. Get a motel 6 for the wife and camp out. She can relieve you long enough for a shower. Run the extension cord for a small tv & dvd player. Use a cooler for 2 days for your eats & drinks. Buy a new gun with the other $425 you'll save.
Link Posted: 4/23/2003 7:52:06 AM EDT
Link Posted: 4/23/2003 9:09:04 AM EDT
If you leave your house for two days someone will steal all of your stuff. Do I have this right?
Link Posted: 4/23/2003 9:13:38 AM EDT
Originally Posted By D348: If you leave your house for two days someone will steal all of your stuff. Do I have this right?
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Sorta, kinda. Dumbasses do try and rob tented houses with limited success. Mostly though I'm a "fix it yourself kinda guy." So I'm gonna just pull guard duty and make sure nothing goes on. Also hotels are out cause I got 2 dogs.
Link Posted: 4/23/2003 1:25:01 PM EDT
Yea... thats no joke! People will rob your house while tented! I worked for a pest control company right out of high school for a few years, and I worked in the 'Termite Department' as they called it! Anyways.... We did structual fumigations.... and dumb asses would open up the seems on the tent, never mind the big skull and cross bone 'Danger' signs all over the place, and crawl through a window or something! Usually they never got far enough to take anything as the Chloropicrin, a tear gas agent that we had to release just for this reason, would burn their ass up! Just be thankful they don't still use Methyl Bromide as the fumigant gas, or you would be out of the house about seven days!
Link Posted: 5/18/2003 2:40:07 PM EDT
Figured I'd post pics of the luxury RV accomodations. [:D] [img]http://groups.msn.com/_Secure/0RgDiAm8Tr5DOHNnKlSPhjfGI5AOG*JSw29pBGYH2MdMc­ioaaExd1vqF3Y3iyyLSp271M!9XTRI5DsJhgbYeCyAEys­RF7mRiN!hgRIZtuKtc/DCP_1845.JPG[/img] [img]http://groups.msn.com/_Secure/0RgDiAm0TNZDOHNnKlSPhjZECDbK!F3WKb20BpCpwuy*g­dwj19JP00WO0mszf2GQCZZaXlLsYYOmgns27gv7Y2SRRH­Iid*dH9R6Qgd9SYZ10/DCP_1843.JPG[/img] [img]http://groups.msn.com/_Secure/0RgDdAm4TcpDOHNnKlSPhjZmZ1*ORmmVCz!LwPDM2nplH­pKGMqpKOIa6B!f9BtVPrsctjJ3z*ov0TJvwzW*09PosWi­sXnN8CZi4OaoJxnmkw/DCP_1844.JPG[/img] Actually pretty comfortable. For what I paid I could have spent the time at a luxury hotel but wouldn't have been able to take the dogs or watch the house. OK, who can find the suppressed weapon in the above pics?
Link Posted: 5/18/2003 2:46:11 PM EDT
That's a nice slab of concrete ya got there. Is the suppressed weapon a dog that doesn't bark until after he bites?
Link Posted: 5/18/2003 2:56:59 PM EDT
Originally Posted By omar: That's a nice slab of concrete ya got there. Is the suppressed weapon a dog that doesn't bark until after he bites?
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LOL. Besides the 2 ferocious, but napping in the pics, canines I had a Cav 15, Beretta M9 (both not visible) and a suppressed MP5 which is partially visible.
Link Posted: 5/18/2003 4:06:14 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 5/18/2003 4:13:55 PM EDT by liberty86]
Originally Posted By SteyrAUG: Figured I'd post pics of the luxury RV accomodations. [:D] OK, who can find the suppressed weapon in the above pics?
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Looks like a rifle bbl by the stove on the right. Possible handgun butt in top, (by the cardboard box), right..Too dark between the seats to see.
Link Posted: 5/18/2003 6:30:09 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By liberty86:
Originally Posted By SteyrAUG: Figured I'd post pics of the luxury RV accomodations. [:D] OK, who can find the suppressed weapon in the above pics?
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Looks like a rifle bbl by the stove on the right. Possible handgun butt in top, (by the cardboard box), right..Too dark between the seats to see.
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Good eye. But suppressed MP5 is actually behind the chair, not the stove.
Link Posted: 5/18/2003 7:46:20 PM EDT
Originally Posted By SteyrAUG:
Originally Posted By liberty86:
Originally Posted By SteyrAUG: Figured I'd post pics of the luxury RV accomodations. [:D] OK, who can find the suppressed weapon in the above pics?
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Looks like a rifle bbl by the stove on the right. Possible handgun butt in top, (by the cardboard box), right..Too dark between the seats to see.
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Good eye. But suppressed MP5 is actually behind the chair, not the stove.
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so, is this ordeal over now? when are we building your "porch extension"? I am low on beer and need to get paid!
Link Posted: 5/18/2003 8:44:36 PM EDT
Originally Posted By norman74: so, is this ordeal over now? when are we building your "porch extension"? I am low on beer and need to get paid!
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Looking like first week in June. Need to get liquid after paying some bills.
Link Posted: 5/18/2003 9:26:10 PM EDT
Hope you get rid of those winged things,what happened to the Group Redhawk buy thing? Looked 152 pages back and can't find it! Bob [:D]
Link Posted: 5/19/2003 7:31:40 AM EDT
Originally Posted By bobbyjack: Hope you get rid of those winged things,what happened to the Group Redhawk buy thing? Looked 152 pages back and can't find it! Bob [:D]
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Did the .44 mag group buy long ago.
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