Love C&O!! Starting off with Camaro’s and then the.others
Bought a Jeep because I always thought they had a good look and their reputation for off roading is spectacular. Yes, I know, I have a HMMWV, which can hold it’s own on any terrain but I wanted something I could drive comfortably in long distance.
I joined a local Jeep FaceBook group call East Atlanta Jeeper and 4×4 and joined them on a trip to River Rock Off Road Park.
I learned so much thanks to Mike Williams. I learned about disconnecting my sway bar, deflating my tires to 15 psi for better grip off roading, needing proper tools such as deflators, battery impact drivers with proper attachments, deflating devices, proper inflator, and a cb radio.
I began my journey with a simple run came back for lunch then did another where I was challenged but the 2008 JKU passed with flying colors.
After I did the video of me manually piloting the DJI Spark with the HMMWV I took it back out but this time I used the Active Track following my Red Golf Cart around the property.
It does not have Obstacle Avoidance but it does have sensors in the front that will tell it to stop. It’s up to you to course correct.
The drone sometimes would lose me in the trees and I would have to help it and it would “re connect”
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Took the HMMWV to the ranch and took my DJI Spark to document my adventure.
Well… my dumb butt didn’t remember that this bad boy has Active Track. It will follow you but it does not have Object Avoidance. So make sure if you’re using your Active Track that there is nothing it can run into.
It does have front sensors that will make the Spark stop but you have to tell it to avoid and choose another path.
Anyway, here is me driving the HMMWV off road (slowly) and piloting the DJI Spark.
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2008 Jeep Wrangler Sahara Unlimited with 86,000 miles. Has all the mods:
- Big tires with Fuel wheels
- LED front and tail lights
- LED Bar, Bumper, and Windshield Lights
- Factory Nav
- Black Interior
- Hard top
- Half doors
- Superchips (but when I hooked it up it didn’t start, going to trouble shoot it later)
Pulled the trigger on this beauty and luckily it was locally owned. I have been doing research on what I will need to go off roading and some of the things I have seen that I will need are:
- Tool kit
- Large jack for convenience
- Air pump
Looking forward to summer so I can take the top off and getting to know Jeep heads.
Decided to take her to our family’s property offroading and controlled my drone to follow along.
I use it to go to McDonalds or peruse around the event. Well, it’s come in very handy on several occasions.
Once to come back from dropping off a car at my Garage Storage 1.8 miles away, another when I purchased the 2008 Jeep Wrangler Sahara Unlimited from a neighbor who was about 5 miles away and last, today, when my daughter, who was using my pick up truck, dropped it off at the mechanics shop 1.2 miles away then again using it to come home from dropping off the pick up truck at the storage garage.
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For $20 from Lowe’s I bought a Motion Sensor Light Switch and installed it in my 30′ x 45′ metal garage so I wouldn’t have to go back and forth to turn on and off the lights.
Very convenience and energy saving.
Super simple. First you will turn off the breaker that leads to that switch for safety. Then you will have to determine if you need a switch with a NEUTRAL wire. You’re not going to know until you open up the box. Once you know if you need a switch with a NEUTRAL or not you can go to your local hardware store, such as Lowe’s or my favorite Home Depot OR you can order one through Amazon.
Remove the wall plate to expose the existing switch. Detach the wires and then you can connect your new switch which usually will include the connecting threads. Screw into place and cover the switch up VOILA!!
You now have a motion sensor switch that will automatically turn on the lights and turn off automatically once you leave the area. You can set the sensitivity of the detetor and duration of the lights. Usually between 1min, 5 min, 10 min, 15 min., and 30 minutes.
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This blog is to go over what I did to add a metal garage workshop to my commercial property.
The video and blog compliment each other.
I am super happy that I contracted everyone myself cutting out the middle mad but there were a couple of things that I could have done better.
Since I wanted to have enough room to have/store at least 4 full size vehicles along with 4 garage bays I figured out that 30′ x 45′ was enough space. See sketch using FloorDesign
On FaceBook there are tons of ads on the Marketplace offering Metal Buildings. I used Universal Metal Buildings from North Carolina.
- 30′ x 45′ x 12′
- 3 8′ x 8′ roll up doors
- 1 10′ x 10′ roll up door
- 1 36″ x 80″ walk in door
- Etc… see attached
They were kind enough to refer me to Jose from Tifton at (229) 326-5550 who pours concrete slabs for them from time to time.
Mistake #1. When I spoke to Jose and told him the size of the building he was confident that we could stick to exactly 30′ x 45′. I should have given myself 1′ of give on each side making it 31′ x 46′.
Mistake #1: I should have had them make it 1/2″ higher than the existing concrete driveway to help with water flow since the grading was slightly sloped.
COST: $7,500 labor and materials ($3,058.56 in concrete)
THE ASSEMBLE AND ERECTION
The delivery and assembly took about 4 weeks from the time the concrete slab was poured. They came in and discovered a couple of problems that they were able to work around.
Problem #1: The slab was not angled properly so there is a gap on one side
Problem #2: The ground was so uneven that they had to cut 8″ off one corner height to make sure it was level
Problem #3: There was 15″ from one point to another diagonally so the structure would be sloped and you can feel it when you’re in it. Not a huge problem.
I contacted my electrician that I had worked with in the past to come in and install a 75w circuit breaker with power drawn from the house and install interior and along with outlets high and next to the roll up door so I could add an automatic opener.
COST: $4,400 (Labor $4,000 Materials $400)
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AUTOMATIC GARAGE DOOR OPENERS
Overhead Door quoted the sale and installation of 4 wall mounted door openers with app at $3,600
TOTAL INVESTMENT: $30,013.75
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My brother and I’s 100acre ranch home was once in the boon docks. The closest place to eat and get groceries was about 10 miles in each direction and the only thing available was a land line.
Lately, the area has seen some growth with new construction both residential and commercial. There is a Waffle House, liquor store Subway, Pizza Hut and a Dollar General to grab groceries and other household items that you would need in a pinch.
We’ve always had DirecTV because nothing else was available. Now that streaming has become a thing the only service I am able to get is through a 10g hot spot that I pay Tmobile $40 per month.
I am now petitioning COmcast/Xfinity to please run a line through our community because its now at least 13 residential properties that want better service. The others have DSL through AT&T.
I’ve mapped out where current service is and where it is needed.
One major problem is if you Google Map our addresses the pin does not match where the actual house it at.
Here is the Google Maps with accurate locations
I’ve contacted Comcast via their website and did get a Service Request started but this was the result:
Then I tried again late last year:
Now I have resorted to talking to my neighbors and getting them on board which allowed me to map things out to let Comcast know that they are missing easily $1,000 per month in new revenue. I have even resorted to mailing them a letter once a week until something happens. I just hope I have the correct address.
* U P D A T E *
I received a response through Twitter and now I have to talk to my neighbors and get them to each call and submit a “Serviceability Request”
* U P D A T E 2020-01-21 *
FEBRUARY 6, 2020
YES!! Received a call from Charles Tim Sean from Comcast at (404) 617-3468 and Charles_shaw2@comcast.com. I spoke to Tim and copied him on this blog post for more information.