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12 minutes ago, wuzzzer said:

and will be much better than the tent camping that my wife always wants to do!

Yes Sir! nothin' like havin' a mattress(pad) underneath ya.

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15 minutes ago, wuzzzer said:

Bought an older popup camper today.  Nothing fancy but it's in really nice shape and will be much better than the tent camping that my wife always wants to do!

 

Definitely a great camper without the headaches -weight -

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6 minutes ago, RandyH000 said:

Definitely a great camper without the headaches -weight -

 

It's easy to move around by myself.  Much easier to set up than I thought it would be, too. 

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37 minutes ago, wuzzzer said:

Bought an older popup camper today.  Nothing fancy but it's in really nice shape and will be much better than the tent camping that my wife always wants to do!

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Vintage campers are a real thing... I love them.

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1 hour ago, Schu said:

Vintage campers are a real thing... I love them.

 

This is a 1988 Jayco 1006.  We paid $500 for it today.  Everything works great and it's in really nice shape. 

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3 hours ago, wuzzzer said:

Bought an older popup camper today. 

Nice, had one very similar to that many years ago, easy to pull. I loved when the weather was right to sleep with all the sides down just leaving the screens, like sleeping outside but without the dampness and bugs.

 

One thing I did that worked great. I popped it up and used some Thompsons water seal in a pump up bug sprayer and coated/soaked all of the canvas. If you do this plan to leave it popped up for a week or two to dry well and air out. It really worked great, water would just bead up and roll off, probably extended the life also. If I had one again I would do it again it worked so well.

 

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194 empty blu-ray cases. Various brands. All are singles or doubles. When you have a private collection of 2000 movies these things come in real handy. I got them all for less than the price of the cardboard box they are in. I turned down the option to make it an even 1000 empties. When ordering replacements from somewhere like www.casetopia.com shipping can get pricey. 

 

 

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Picked up a Denon DRA-397 integrated amp for $50 today.  Mint condition, both remotes and user manual.  Has a subwoofer pre out which is nice.

My plan is to use it to listen to music outside so I don't have to disconnect everything from my surround receiver when I want to do that.  I might also use it in a separate 2 channel system if I find speakers for one.

Lots of positive reviews from what I've read online.  Pretty solid unit at 21 pounds as well. 

 

https://www.denon.com/en-us/product/av-receivers/dra-397

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I hope I don't¬†step on any Blu-ray case collector toes.¬†ūüėĬ†As¬†I'm a fan of consolidation,¬†¬†getting the discs out of their store bought¬†cases and into a disc binder.¬†¬†My entire collection, about 100, all reside¬†happily in this one case, ¬†sitting¬†by the couch for easy perusal¬†and reach. ¬†¬†The cases stored¬†in a box, garaged and¬†will probably get¬†tossed one day. ¬†The John Wick collection.

    

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This stuff came in today. I noticed that my AVR gets quite warm and we¬īre still in cool spring here in Germany. So i want to be ready for warmer summmer days and will put these two fans on my Marantz, i just have to figure out where best to place the heat-sensor. Does anyone know how to remove what look like seperate grills on top of the newer Marantz machines?

 

Ed.: Forget the question. I just noticed that these "covers" are just sheets of slotted plastic, underneath is the metal casing as ususal. What purpose could these sheets serve? ‚Äď No idea...

 

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On 4/8/2021 at 12:45 PM, Thaddeus Smith said:

A little bit of "treat yo self."

 

Current production Audeze LCD-2 in rosewood. I've got a benchmark dac2 dx coming Monday to drive them and eventually serve as a preamp in the new house stereo system.

 

 

 

The Benchmark DAC2 arrived today and it seems to have really solid synergy with the headphones. It'll also serve great as a preamp in the next house when I consolidate my systems. As much as I wanted to keep everything in the digital domain through to the final DAC conversion in my Yamaha XO, the software volume slider was fiddly and getting to be annoying. So this adds a really solid volume control + remote, a quality DAC with XLR outputs for the Yamaha, and can serve as a small preamp for multiple digital sources should I ever want/need that.

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And then this big fella. Not audio related, but still exciting. Pneumatic post pounder that I'll be using to erect fencing around our new house plot. I can do up to 2 7/8 OD pipe with this, bolt on tpost adapters, etc. Runs off a modest compressor.

 

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10 hours ago, Thaddeus Smith said:

And then this big fella. Not audio related, but still exciting. Pneumatic post pounder that I'll be using to erect fencing around our new house plot. I can do up to 2 7/8 OD pipe with this, bolt on tpost adapters, etc. Runs off a modest compressor.

 

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That should save you from rotator cuff surgery.

JJK

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5 hours ago, JJkizak said:

 

That should save you from rotator cuff surgery.

JJK

 

Absolutely! And my back. It's work that needs to be done, that I can do, but I don't have a tractor or bobcat to use the standard pto-type post pounders. I've done a couple by hand and it wipes me out for the weekend (10ft pipe, 5ft in the ground). So this will be a huge boost.

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3 hours ago, Thaddeus Smith said:

 

Absolutely! And my back. It's work that needs to be done, that I can do, but I don't have a tractor or bobcat to use the standard pto-type post pounders. I've done a couple by hand and it wipes me out for the weekend (10ft pipe, 5ft in the ground). So this will be a huge boost.

Also would work well for ground rods, they are a pain to put in with a sledge hammer. I didn't have one of those recently so I borrowed a large hammer drill from a son in law for the

workshop ground rod to get electricity hooked up. The hammer drill had a setting to not spin like when drilling in cement, still took 10 minutes to drive in but not an hour manually. I'm old

     

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