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  1. Farmers that don't fetch real market value go there to sell of their animals.  One of the lovely problems with the food sourcing in our country is that no one is focused on quality because quality and price don't match.  Eveyrone wants walmart cheap.  Sad.

  2. 10 hours ago, Tirefryr said:

    I was head unit shopping last week.  I was torn between the chinese Android units and the name brand shit.  I wanted something with Nav so I didn't have to rely on my phone, but everything is stupid over-priced.  Crutchfield had a decent Jensen unit for $250 and specs that matched all the big boys AND a 2 year warranty where others had 1, so it comes in today and I open the literature and it states the warranty is only 1 year.  I called their hotline and they tell me it's only 1 year.  Going to have to call Crutchfield tomorrow and return this thing I think.  I also got the Metra harness with it because it retains all the factory functions, but come to find out, the factory sub will not work unless I buy another adapter for the RCAs.  Nope.  Not what they advertised and not what I wanted.  i have NEVER had a problem with Crutchfield before, and this two errors are just so stupid I can't even believe they happened.


    See my last post.  WTF?


  3. 10 hours ago, Tirefryr said:

    So, I worked all weekend sweating my ass off.  It culminated today with some customers coming in from NJ and I had to train an entire family.  It was easy money, but painfully long and drawn out.  Literally outside in the blazing sun and humidity all day.  Get home and the house is hot.  Air is running, but the condenser is not on.  Go out and cut some weeds down around the unit.  Find the refrigerant line appears to have had something fall on it.  It's too damaged to try to repair, and the unit is 30+ years old anyways, so it's kinda pointless.  I started doing some shopping and HD has a split system I can buy, but the cheapest one is $2500, so I'm just going to get fucked here once I pay someone else to do it and buy a unit from them.  Fucked up day.


    You can't EVER buy a break.  Sorry dude.

  4. I am fermenting the crap out of everything I can.  Trying just a couple things at a time.  Had sauerkraut last night, my jalapenos have about 3-5 days left and then on to something else.

  5. Modulating yes.  I meant needs some gas control valve.  On off would be stupid.  I briefly tried to look to see how Wolf monitors temperature on their griddle and then fires the infrared gas burner to adjust it.  Ran out of time, but am interested in seeing Matt move this forward.


    Btw, my 11 year old asked for permission to build a pizza oven outside just two days ago.  Told him he makes a plan he can.  Obviously I would help with the plan, but would rather piggyback on Matt's efforts.

  6. On 6/23/2020 at 11:43 PM, dem beats said:

    I've overcome almost every single issue other than me wanting to find a way to heat the floor of a large hearth style oven.  I am also absolutely sure that you get better results I  a large mass oven than anything else. Because its art. You move it while it cooks in an active process.  This allows you to correct for all other issues on the fly. Its art too and you get to be a part of it.  Large mass ovens are also way more stable in heat. Even if you have great electronics, a ton of radiant energy is going to overcome whatever you think your all about in this life.  I didnt get it before but nothing produced a more stable tool for heating.  I could also easily add in a hearth and my wok burner and a flattop if I'm building a structure already.  I've been thinking about rocket stove options for heating it all. Building a semi outdoor kitchen behind my garage sounds pretty sweet. 


    I'm fine with the entire investment, but I feel that a smaller, controlled electric option will allow me to exparament and reproduce things over and over.  Something like that rofco with steam blasted in it would really let me scratch that engineering itch. Absolute repetitive results. 





    Electric or gas can be controlled by the PID.  Need the gas to be an on/off type of sorts though.  I could see a burner underneath fire stone and some on the sides allowing you to control the heat of a couple zones.  Embedding thermocouples that can take the heat and measure the surface temp instead of air of course  is the trick on the floor.

    As for size, big enough for one pizza or 2 large boules is enough for me.  More could be fine, but I can easily batch cook if something doesn't get cold soaked from use.


  7. On 6/23/2020 at 11:01 PM, dem beats said:

    Alternatively I'm toying with using a rocket oven, or a rocket stove heated floor and just wood fire the main chamber. 


    I feel like I would be much much happier if I could constantly get more heat into stone floor without downtime to reheat the floor.  Spreading coals or blasting with gas fire on the floor between batches.  


    It's either I go for more control or just make it huge as fuck and just let mass do it's job. 

    I would like wood or gas fired.  That way I can be lazy or build a fire.  Bet the fire wouldn't get built that often...

    Btw, above 600F or somewhere in there the combustion temps take pretty much all flavor away from wood.  No real downside other than placebo.

  8. On 6/23/2020 at 10:51 PM, dem beats said:

    This is electric.  If any of you know how I could duplicate an electrical control unit that would come close I'll indulge it.  This would be the cheapest and most controlled idea. I would want to add steam, but you get the point. 


    If you guys know how I could even just heat the floor consistently I would be into it. 



    PID.  There are millions of them.  Need to use it to fire a relay, but fundamentally this is how grill controllers & espresso machines work. https://www.googleadservices.com/pagead/aclk?sa=L&ai=DChcSEwjc1e_z_5zqAhVO8MAKHWfNAk4YABADGgJpbQ&ohost=www.google.com&cid=CAESQOD2qovg6-ndYTu6Uy0aYL1Vgqf14Y32_pY_t3w0ZIQv3YDKvR7DJSAaQbE1QwyOAS2OIRvPMMMjmyjOJGH5m60&sig=AOD64_0rentA24na3gQZtFFJ0A7tzitnMQ&ctype=5&q=&ved=2ahUKEwjI_ebz_5zqAhXTGM0KHdjeBCcQ9aACegQIDhA0&adurl=


    *note, first hit.  Didn't even hardly look at the link.  Don't buy that one...


  9. 1 hour ago, dem beats said:

    I think I have to build a neapolitan style brick oven.

    I feel like I my life will not be complete until I get this done. 

    Share plans and ideas here please


  10. 8 hours ago, Tirefryr said:

    I can get MDX for the same price as RDX, so I am going for room.  I am not too concerned with driving dynamics, rather comfort.

    I had more space in the RDX...but 3 row vehicles always screw that up.  Driving was night and day...I know you said you aren't, but the RDX made the new Audi and BMW feel old

  11. 22 hours ago, Tirefryr said:

     I was going to buy another Mark VIII tomorrow.  The thing is super minty and just a gorgeous car.   Anyways, it's kinda low for someone with arthritis, so I got to thinking perhaps I should get a small-ish SUV.  I abhor them really, but I need something that's easy to slide in and out of, comfortable enough that he can sit sideways to prop his legs up for the 6 hour journey's there and back, and if this keeps going I think I may need space for a walker and/or wheelchair.  I've spent three hours researching small SUVs, and OMG, what a fucking mess of shit there is on the market these days.  This is going to prove to be my worst experience yet in vehicle shopping I'm certain.

    I am as you know not a normal guy, but the Mark VIII was the 2nd most comfortable car I have ever owned.  The first being my 68 XL.  Getting up out of it isn't ideal but while in it I think better than a small SUV.  Of course there is not a small SUV I am comfortable in.  If his mobility makes that hard though, you are right the small SUV market is a shit show.


  12. 22 hours ago, Tirefryr said:

    Gavin had another bad flare up this morning.  Woke up in extreme pain, unable to  move his leg.  Took us 2 hours to move 15 feet into the bathroom.  It subsided a bit later on this evening, but I am afraid he will be the same in the morning.  

    Sorry dude.  That is terrible.