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  1. Calloused hands ,One good eye, wind, not good at soldering but I did it It has not smoked yet. Just a test. Vern in a T-shirt
  2. I dug the label for the 5 meter string of lights out of the trash this am. The whole string only takes 18 watts at 12vdc. So I think it will work. But still could use reassurance. Vern in a T-shirt
  3. Ok I need some thoughts or info on this subject of 12vdc led lights. so I tried a test light and it looks good. Just one string. So I decided to try 5 for a test. But using hard wire is a pain. I cannot find any double or single strand wire that is flexible in my collection of stuff. So a trip to town is needed. It is sunny now and rain at noon. Would phone wire work. The wire run is only at most 5”. Then they will be tied together and connected to the regular 12vdc wire. Thanks, Vern in a T-shirt
  4. But with soot and tongue oil it sure helps with focusing on the other end. More tomorrow am on scope subject. Vern in a T-shirt
  5. Shiny is good? Maybe not? I used a nickelll to make the rear plug. Drilled the hole and silver soldered it in place. Nice and shiny. But hard on the eye to focus looking forward. So I did try soot and tongue oil as my two day old mix was getting duller. Vern in a T-shirt My bad . It is hard
  6. So my right eye is much better now. Will be back to the doc on Oct 14 for more treatment. Then there has been smoke. Like some times it’s hard to see anything at 1/2 mile or less. So I have not been to the old range or the new range yet. Bad for breathing smoke. But I have experimented with a shadow tube. Tried soot mixed with toung oil and the short term results were shiny. That was a bad idea. So I got to thinking about how to soot the tube back in the day. So I tried this yesterday and it works for elimination of almost all light reflection inside the tube. But I did notice that the tongue oil and soot starts to dry out it get less shiny. Will do a test today and let sit a week to dry out. I mite even do a forced drying with the candle trick. Thinking of testing a front sight in the shadow tube? I do need to put three screws in to hold the tube on. I think I do. Bottom center screw could be a sight. Thinking about making a adjustable rear collar for the scope where it sits on the rear mount to facilitate distance shooting. Lots of other stuff to do today and then 3 days of rainy weather. Vern. in a T-shirt
  7. Just curious what other people use. We are going to sit still this winter and have built a small deck out front. But need some lighting for when we come home after dark. Thanks in advance. Vern in a T-shirt
  8. No hose to be used on rooftop a/c unit. In my opinion. You need some coil cleaner. The kind that is spray foam. Clean the fins of any physical debris as much as possible. Then spray the fins. It soaks on the fins and removes grease and some oxidation. I then let it sit a few minute. Then I use a 1” wide paint brush with the bristles cut back to about 3/4” long. It may take a few applications to get it clean. Then rinse with soapy water and then clean water. The water should run out on the roof. If not the drain holes are plugged. Also cover the open area that goes into the roof towards the ceiling to keep the mess on the roof. You need to have a roll of paper towels or rags with you so as not to leave the mess go down over the side of the rv. This is for the cooling side fins. You must take the plastic cover off then the metal cover over the coil fins. The out fins should also be cleaned the same way. One can of coil cleaner will be enough unless things are really dirty. When done the inside fins should look like aluminum. Vern in a T-shirt
  9. Today is my day to get shot in the right eye. Two weeks ago I had to see a eye doctor. Then sent to a optical specialist. After a diagnosis of macular degeneration in the left eye he explained what was happening to my left eye and gave me shot. It has helped greatly for my left eye sight. He did explain that it is starting to happen to my right eye. So he wants to treat it. So I agreed that day to do it. My left eye has come back 60 plus percent I do believe. So it will be till mid next week that I may get to shoot again. I have been thinking of the shadow tube situation. But since that last day at the range I have only seen the sun make shadows once because of the smoke in Montana. I will make a shadow tube out of copper tubing for now. I did search for when humans made copper pipe. Some say it could be 4000 years ago copper piping was used. That was just a quick search. I do have other things to be doing for winter preparation as we are not going south this winter. Vern in a T-shirt Over the weekend I hope the wife will drive us out to that new range. Just to find it and see what it looks like.
  10. You need to call the manufacturer of the shades. They should help you reprogram the shades. If that is needed. If you look up at the outside of the shade very carefully you may find a small switch. Do not push it until you understand how and what it does. Some times the motors go bad. But you really need to talk to the manufacturer. I have worked on those shades several years ago. Also those switches I think can be removed. You may find just the wires tucked up out of the way, even under the window trim. I have found that occasionally the customer seen the switch laying somewhere in a drawer. Once they threw them away. Vern in a T-shirt
  11. Well the GITS have been really coming along in there flight training. Only a occasional one gets out of position. The fields have been harvested so food is available for practice landing and takeoff in flocks. There are a pair of swans with 4 youngsters on a local pond. I have not seen them flying yet. I do think they were later than the geese flying around in test flights. I do think the Canadian snowbird restrictions even affects the geese. I have not seen one flock up high in a trans state flight pattern yet. Or they are waiting for smoke mask to be distributed for lung protection. Or maybe they are flying blind in the smoke. Even flying in circles north of the border. Just waiting for the ok to go south for the winter. The north of the boarder flocks may have gone east of the divide for better navigation with less smoke. Be safe, Vern in a T-shirt
  12. It is so smokie in Kalispell Mt that I cannot see 1000 yards at this time . Because of wildfires. Vern in a T-shirt
  13. With the wild fires in the west leaving trails of smoke covering other states as it is in western Montana. Would it be possible to run hot water in the shower for a normal shower length of time . Then turn heat on if needed. And then off. Then turn the air conditioning on to remove the moisture and smoke from inside the .rv. Vern in a T-shirt
  14. This is a picture of shadows in the scope when I first built it and it was shiny inside. I was impressed with it then. Now I know it is bad to see light on the sidewalls of the scope. Vern in a T-shirt
  15. So I am feeling better about this subject now the scope has possibilities. This is a picture of the foam shadow tube installed on the scope. I did sorta adjust the iron sights yesterday when out shooting. That determined that the scope was shooting left 15” and 3” low. At 150’. I set the gun up in the gun rest for shooting and supported the rear on the gun. Then used the iron sights for pointing the gun on target. Looking in the scope I could see where it was pointing. I did some adjusting with leather for shims and it did help. But now I am figuring out how to make a original looking scope shadow tube. And now I know the front mount of the scope is too high. I removed the leather shim on the front of the scope to lower it. That was before I realized it was shooting to the left so far. Thinking ? So I did talk to another person at the range that gave me directions to another range. Possibly 800 yards is the farthest distance to shoot there. I do need to get a bigger target for that range. So if I can get this thing to shoot at 100 yards with the maxi ball bullet that I am using then there is more thinking to do. Long range shooting with black powder requires heavy bullets as I understand. Maybe 500 to 700 hundred grain bullets. Then will it be lubed or paper patched. Or the 700 grain bullet I designed. And my design does need more thought and work to build a consistent bullet. Different powder may cause effects of accuracy. Now if there is some time till the next post. It .just might be that the new range has not worked out. Or I am am embarrassed about this subject. On Wednesday I visit the eye doctor for the shooting eye. So it maybe almost two weeks till I get to shoot again. Stay safe, Vern in a T-shirt
  16. I went and bought a 4’x8’ styrofoam board. Going to paint it white and go back to the range. Ok ok now I have never seen a rifle scope as such in person. So I am learning. Some times I am dense, sometimes not. Look at this picture. Now this is for Darryl. I know that there was no internet back in 1855. So seeing this photo could be considered cheating. A few days ago I was watching a utube video on mounting a William Malcom scope. Aaand it said about the front mount is on the shadow tube. Yep I am dense until yesterday at the range. (Now the other day after I read about the shadow tube I looked around quick and found a piece of 1’ pvc pipe. Stuck it on the end of the scope and so what. No difference, but I did notice light coming through the transparent pvc pipe from the side ). I am guessing undensing is what my mind did. Is undensing a word. Shadow tube. So where the heck is my shadow tube. I brought along a small piece on black dense piece of foam for cushioning the barrel on the bench rest when. The photo on the last post is that pice of foam. Stuck on the door handle on our rv. Stuck it on the end on the scope. What the ————- is that black dot on the whit box. 150’ away I can see it. Looking back in this adventure I believe there is a photo with shiny rings inside the scope tube. If you look at the scope in the picture there is a brass fitting towards the front of the scope. Iiiii do believe that is the shadow tube I am missing and that brass fitting connects it to the scope. My 1/4” hole at the front of my scope is apparently leaving in shadow light. Vern in a dense T-shirt
  17. I would test pressure at exit of regulator. Make sure the connection to the gas bottle is not really tight. I have seen where a tight fitting where the line hooks to the tank be a problem. Do you have two tank, turn them both on. Do you have a bottle on both sides of rv. I have seen those regulars go bay and cause problems. Just saying, Vern in a T-shirt
  18. Ddaaaaammm scope fix Yep it fixed it. Vern in a T-shirt
  19. Wrknrvr

    Montana hd

    I would suggest looking into converting it to a Motorhome title if you are not going to use it commercially. I would say if you are going to have a bed on it and it meets the requirements then I would change it to being a Motorhome title. If the truck is 10 years old or older you can pay one price for permanent plates. It may need to be 11 years old as I have not read the specs lately. We live in Montana and have a 2000 Volvo registered as a Motorhome. Vern in a T-shirt It will take some thing on the converting but it is doable.
  20. Glade got those replaced with controllable verses. Just curious how the support cross member looked. Mine was rusted out at about ten years of age. I better look at it as it is 10 years old again. I did really paint that new member really good before it was installed. Vern in a T-shirt
  21. Take a look at this business. Flight Systems I tried to copy and paste, but it would not work. I was at that business about 2006. It was very interesting. Hope it helps. Vern in a T-shirt
  22. While waiting to get treatment for my right eye. I have not been thinking of shooting the rifle. But I decided to put the iron sights on the barrel. This is the rear sight. sothis is the front sight. Today I will try iron sights first. New white target with black center .it will only be maybe 50’ for first shot. Just see here it is hitting. Then I will try the scope at the same distance.. then if possible I will increase the distance to 159’. I was only really interested in modern guns in my teens until I shot a muzzleloader. Then I sold my smokeless powder guns all but a 22 revolver I still have. Back in the 70’s I was hunting small game with a double barrel muzzleloader shot gun that I still have. I think my left eye problem was making my right eye be in competition with the left eye. My left eye is coming back into focus fairly good. Over the winter I have two other gun builds to do. There are both going to be off the rocks idea. One I seen in the movie Jeremiah Johnson. There is only one instance of that gun. But it has been in my mind every since I first saw that movie. The other one is going to take some metal casting of German Silver. I have the German silver. In the next few weeks I will try to build a small melting forge and try casting zinc for a few times. I need to do sand casting for this experience. Never did it before. But I can tell you from experience that cutting and making steel parts by hand is very time consuming. Still thinking this scope idea. Vern
  23. The pressure should be about 10.5 at the very least . Much rather see the pressure at 11.5 when in operation. If you try your furnace what happens to the pressure. Go to Bryantrv.com and see what the operating pressure should be. You may find out how to adjust the regulator. If it does not move when adjusting. Then replace it.. Vern in a T-shirt
  24. My shock bolts were rusted tight in the shocks. So with 4” grinder I cut the bolts off on the shock side of the mount. Shut mouth from dirt and rust. It also kept bad worlds muffled. It was not fun and no one stopped to help. So bad words may have slipped out. Just not loud enough for the DW to hear. Vern in a T-shirt
  25. You may need a bad word dictionary to accomplish that project. While your at it go to the next chapter in the dictionary and change the shocks. That’s what I did. Note to self. Soak all connections for 1 week for time to study book. That’s what I did,,,, Vern
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